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October 30, 2008

To all husbands who are married to a career woman...

I found this (poem?) in Qatar Living sometime ago. I wanted to share it with you but I was hesitant because the autor is unknown and therefore, I cannot give him proper credit. Some punctuations seemed misplaced but I did not bother to correct them as I am not good at it too.

This piece is for all husbands who are married to a career woman. Any thoughts?

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Tomorrow you may propose a working woman, but you should marry with these facts firmly grounded in your mind...

Here is a girl, who is as much educated as you are; who is earning almost as much as you do;

One, who has dreams and aspirations just as you have because she is as human as you are;

One, who has never entered the kitchen in her life just like you or your Sister haven't, as she was busy in studies and competing in a system that gives no special concession to girls for their culinary achievements;

One, who has lived and loved her parents & brothers & sisters, almost as much as you do for 20-25 years of her life;

One, who has bravely agreed to leave behind all that, her home, people who love her, to adopt your home, your family, your ways and even your family name;

One, who is somehow expected to be a master-chef from day #1, while you sleep oblivious to her predicament in her new circumstances, environment and that kitchen;

One, who is expected to make tea, first thing in the morning and cook food at the end of the day, even if she is as tired as you are, maybe more, and yet never ever expected to complain; to be a servant, a cook, a mother, a wife, even if she doesn't want to; and is learning just like you are asto what you want from her; and is clumsy and sloppy at times and knows that you won't like it if she is too demanding, or if she learns faster than you;

One, who has her own set of friends, and that includes boys and even men at her workplace too, those, who she knows from school days and yet is willing to put all that on the back-burners to avoid your irrational jealousy, unnecessary competition and your inherent insecurities; Yes, she can drink and dance just as well as you can, but won't, simply because you won't like it, even though you say otherwise;

One, who can be late from work once in a while when deadlines, just like yours, are to be met;

One, who is doing her level best and wants to make this most important relationship in her entire life a grand success, if you just help her some and trust her;

One, who just wants one thing from you, as you are the only one she knows in your entire house - Your unstinted support, Your sensitivities and most importantly - Your understanding, or love, if you may call it.

But not many guys understand this... Please appreciate "HER"

October 29, 2008

LP - Kadiliman


Oo, ako yan. Kinunan ang litratong ito sa gitna ng kadaliman. Nag-eksperimento ang mga kasamahan kong litratista na kunan ako ng litrato na flash light lamang source ng liwanag. Gusto nilang magkaroon ng ghost effect yong litrato :) Pwede na ba akong ghost model?


LP - Kadiliman


Yes, that's me. This photo was taken in the midst of darkness. My fellow photographer friends was experimenting on taking photos using flash light as the only source of light. They wanted the photo to have a ghost effect. Do you think I can be ghost model?


Bisitahin ang iba pang miyembro ng Litratong Pinoy.

Visit other Litratong Pinoy members.

October 28, 2008

Swamped!

Reports, deadlines, follow-ups...I'm swamped! I am so looking forward to the upcoming weekend. I want to have a relaxing whole body massage, foot spa and facial (although I don't do facial here coz I haven't found someone whom I can entrust my face with). I think I also want to go to the beach. Hmmmm...

How do you re-energize yourself after a tiring week?

October 21, 2008

LP - Liwanag


Ako'y nagbabalik matapos ang mahabang pahinga sa pagba-blog. Kagagaling ko lamang sa isang maiksing bakasyon mula sa "Lungsod ng Liwanag" na akmang-akma naman sa tema ng Litratong Pinoy ngayong linggong ito.


I just came back from a short holiday in the City of Lights, which is the theme for this week's Litratong Pinoy meme.


Arc de Triomphe


Ito ang Arc de Triomphe na kinunan mula sa Champs Elysee.
This is the Arc de Triomphe taken from the Champs Elysee.


Paris


Ito ang sikat na Eiffel Tower na ngayon ay kulay asul pag gabi.
This is the famous Eiffel Tower with blue lighting at night


Ayon sa Wikipedia ang Paris ay tinaguriang "Lungsod ng Liwanag," sapagkat ito ay tanyag na sentro ng edukasyon at kaalaman at isa ito sa mga lugar na naglagay ng street lightings noong panahon. Maganda sa Paris kapag gabi at napakaromatiko. Hindi ako mapapagod na balik-balikan ang lugar na ito. Ang mga kuwento tungkol sa aking nakaraang bakasyon at aking isusulat sa aking tavel blog.


According to Wikipedia, Paris was nicknamed "City of Lights" because of its fame as the center of education and ideas and its early adoption of street lighting. Paris is beautiful at night and very romantic. I won't get tired of going back to this city again and again. Entries related to my recent vacation in Europe is in my travel blog.


Bisitahin ang iba pang miyembro ng Litratong Pinoy.


Visit other Litratong Pinoy members.

October 18, 2008

New Domain Name

Yap, this blog has a new domain name.
Please update your links.
Thank you!

October 17, 2008

Two Spaces After a Period

I'm not a perfectionist but sometimes, it bothers me that blogger formats my post to a single space after a period even if I actually type two spaces. Not that it's so much of a big deal. It's just that in my Office we follow the two spaces after a period rule. I wonder why blogger do it? Perhaps, to save memory?

October 15, 2008

After the Vacation...

We're back! Walter and I immensely enjoyed the great museums, churches and monuments and the time we spent together. Ofcourse, with Sheila and her mom, the entire trip from France to Italy is more fun. But then, after an enjoyable trip, oftentimes, you feel like you need another vacation to re-energize yourself. I’m sure you know that feeling of wanting to extend your vacation so you can sleep all you want, chill out at home or have a chat with friends. That’s exactly what I wanted to do when we came back early Saturday morning. But then, I don’t have the luxury of time to do that. I need to get things going in order to accomplish my long list of to dos because I need to report for work the following day.





It’s ironic that after you take a vacation to relax; you stress-out yourself trying to catch-up and make-up for times you’ve been away. As soon as we reached home, I immediately unpacked our suitcases. I segregated our dirty laundry and loaded them into the washing machine. I also organized the souvenirs and the presents, Then, I check my office and personal e-mails and my feeds. I received hundreds of e-mail while away and I also accumulated almost 800 of unread feeds. It’s amazing that some of my favorite bloggers were able to post around 40 to 70 blogs in a span of two weeks. Whew! It’s down to 600 now but new feeds are added everyday so I don’t know if I can even reduce my unread feeds to half anytime soon.

Sounds hectic? That’s not all; there is something else which can be a little bit depressing – calculating the travel expenses and up-coming credit card bills. Those expenses were planned but still, it's a significant amount so I'm thinking of ways to recover them. Right now, I am seriously considering buying and retailing of Wholesale Clothing as a source of additional income and to supplement my monthly salary and fund my future travels. The upcoming Christmas Season, is very good opportunity to earn from selling children’s, women’s and men’s clothes. Buying at cheap wholesale prices, I would be able to sell them at much affordable and competitive retail prices.

After pondering on the money thoughts and future travel plans, I slept for nearly 5 hours. I woke up before 7 pm, with just enough time to prepare for watching live Pinoy Rock Band concert. I couldn’t pass because my hubby already bought the tickets long time ago. I went to work the following day still feeling a bit tired. But it's alright. Traveling is one great experience I don't want to miss especially if Walter is with me!

Photos and write-up about the travel is coming soon so watch-out for them. How about you? Do you also like traveling? How do you deal with after-travel stress?

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