Archive for April, 2008


Lord, bless my online friends

I am just on my sixth month blogging. I have published 31 posts so far. But it will be very difficult to quantify how many people I have reached out with this blog site.


I was reading my past posts, including previous comments and I am truly grateful how I was able to acquire some online friends – fellow bloggers and non-bloggers – who continue to drop by my site, even if there were periods when I was not able to blog. I should say that some comments were really inspiring.


There are some readers who just drop by, and do not leave any note or comments, so their presence were not felt in the site. But I was able to personally talk to some of them, and some left messages on my personal email. They usually tell some very good words, and I appreciate it a lot. I may not know some of the readers who just read without leaving their trace, but I also appreciate the time and interest they gave.


Thank you for giving me this space in the blogging world. My traffic may not be as high as the other blogs, but I am very contented with how friends, known and unknown, appreciate what I do. I was able to achieve my blog goal of reaching out and sharing a part of me to other people.


God bless my online friends!



Baby in a Tree

(just a forwarded stuff)

If you can’t see the baby in the picture, don’t give up.
It’s really cool when it actually appears.
This is not a joke and nothing is going to jump out at you!

You have to have an open mind.
Don’t look for a Baby, and you will see the Baby!    Once you see it you won’t see anything else!!!  
This is so cool.  Do you see the baby?




TAGGED! 8 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Garlicchilliprawns14112550130923This is the first time I am posting in my own site a reply to a tag. I usually answer the tags on the site of the person who tagged me. Andre of A Silent Blabber, tagged me last month and I promised to her that I’ll do it later. The tag rules say that I have to post my response in my own blog site, so here it goes:





In 8 facts about yourself, you share 8 things that your readers don’t know about you. Then at the end you tag at least 8 other bloggers to keep the fun going. Here are the rules:

RULES:* Each blogger must post these rules first.* Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.* Bloggers that are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.* At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.* Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.



1.    I am allergic to seafood. I can’t eat anything with shrimps, crabs, prawns. Poor me. Poor me.

2.    I have several children. They are actually stuffed animals that I just call “my children.”

3.    I am very home buddy. I like staying indoors at the comfort of my home.

4.    I have a collection of key chains. I used to display them on a cork board, but I’m keeping them now in a suitcase.

5.    I have a stamp collection, but I stopped collecting already. Collecting has become more difficult now after the mode of communication has become more sophisticated than snail mail.

6.    I don’t have “Y” slippers. I only have those that don’t separate the big toes from the small toes.

7.    I have a talent in the arts. I did a lot of cartooning and I competed in art contests when I was younger. But I took up nursing, and I forgot about that talent.

8.    I like staying in huge toy shops like Toy Kingdom and Toys’R’Us. I was not deprived of toys as a kid, but I just enjoy the feeling of being around happy and smiling toys.

So there goes my 8 facts that most readers do not know about me. I am now tagging Marc, William, Marcus, Kian, Robert, and Allyn Ann. I am tagging only six, since most of my blog friends have been tagged already.

Have fun!


My Wallet Story

WalletPersonal wallets contain, not only money, but other interesting stuffs. People would put in something they think they will need again in the future, or something they need to remember. The wallet is something that we open every now and then. If it gets lost, it is like a part of your body was taken away. That is why to open a person’s wallet is like opening one’s self to another. To sort out what’s inside is to unravel a life story.


My wallet is a brown Walley Maucker made of leather. Unfortunately, I can’t remember if this was a gift to me, or if I bought it myself J. I just know that I got this while I was in Saudi Arabia and it has been with me for a while. The leather color is still the same as when it was new, and never faded.


Allow me to open my wallet for you and together let’s check out what’s hiding in there. Here’s a listing of what I found inside:


  1. 820 bucks. That’s all the cash I have at this time J
  2. an old 10-peso bill – I’m not sure why I still keep this
  3. one dollar bill – For luck, perhaps
  4. 3 pieces of a one-riyal bill – memories of my stay in the Arab world
  5. my graduation picture – taken 5 years after I graduated
  6. my latest prc license
  7. my old prc license
  8. a small piece of paper where I wrote my Saudi atm and credit card pins. I don’t use those numbers anymore, in case somebody is interested J
  9. a small piece of paper where somebody wrote my name in Arabic. I already forgot the name of my Egyptian colleague who wrote that for me.
  10. a small card with an image of St.Ildefonsus. This was given out in Guiguinto last year in celebration of our parish church’s 400th year.
  11. a small picture of a saint given to me by a friend. Unfortunately, I forgot the name of the saint.
  12. Saudi British Bank visa card
  13. Arab National Bank atm card
  14. RCBC atm card
  15. Hewlett Packard shopping card for printer ink
  16. King Fahd National Guard Hospital Medical Record card
  17. a small piece of paper where a Saudi student wrote the Pizza Hut and KFC home delivery hotlines. I helped her organize a small farewell party.
  18. Ate Aie and Kuya Reizen’s address and numbers in the US written in a small yellow card. At the back, I wrote the time difference of KSA and USA.
  19. Calling card of my Saudi friend Saad Mohammed Al-Ateq, one of the the few Arab friends I liked in terms of attitude.
  20. Calling card of my dentist, Dr. Dominic San Diego
  21. OFW bank card
  22. DXN membership card
  23. an old prescription of a medication I used.
  24. two Jun’s studios wedding promo slip
  25. SM Foreign Exchange transaction slip dated 20 June 2007
  26. Bancnet transaction slip dated 03 July 2007
  27. Express Teller transaction slip dated 16 January 2008
  28. My wife’s PRC license. She requested me to renew it for her.
  29. My wife’s OB-GYN appointment slip
  30. Shopwise card
  31. Silverworks Card
  32. Metrobank atm card
  33. Timezone Powercard
  34. Medicard


While inspecting my wallet, I decided to do some sorting out since I found my wallet becoming bulky. I took out the cards and pieces of paper that I do not use, but is worth keeping. The other stuffs I decided to throw away since I don’t use them anymore and they only keep my pockets heavy. And the rest I returned inside my wallet.


And that’s the story of my beloved wallet.



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