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February 28, 2009

Tough Four

Again, I was tagged by Dee to do this meme. It's a bit tough to choose the best answers as I love so many things. My answers are the first things that came to my mind and not necessarily my top four (4) favorites.

Enjoy reading and don't forget to tag your friends.

Four jobs I have had in my life:

1. Environmental Specialist, (DENR, Philippines)
2. Project Officer (Office of the President)
3. Laboratory Engineer (Schlumberger, Qatar)
4. Environmental Consultant, (Doha, Qatar)

Four movies I watch over and over:

1. The Sound of Music
2. Sex & the City
3. Titanic
4. Ghost

Four places I have lived:

1. Bataan, Philippines
2. Manila, Philippines
3. Pampanga, Philippines
4. Doha, Qatar

Four TV shows that I watch (or used to watch):

1. CSI
2. Sex & the City
3. Scrubs
4. Lost

Four CDs/songs I could listen to over and over:

1. Oldies by goodies music
2. Love songs
3. Our wedding CD
4. Danceable music

Four best places you have been:

1. Boracay, Philippines
2. Paris, France
3. Florence and Rome, Italy
4. Bruges, Belgium

Four of my favorite foods:

1. Pinoy
2. Chinese
3. Japanese
4. Italian

Four of my favorite beverages:

1. Diet Pepsi
2. Florida’s fresh fruit juices
3. Iced tea with lots of ice and sweetened with syrup
4. Water

Four things you are looking forward to the rest of this year:

1. Getting pregnant
2. HK trip with family
3. Weight loss
4. Achieving my savings goal

Another Meme...

It seems that there are more meme in Facebook. I was tagged again by Dee and ofcourse I answered the questions. Memes keep my blog busy while I am not in full blogging mode yet. Hehehehehe!!!!

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Indulge me, really interested to know your answers :)

Post this list on your profile (in Notes) replacing my answers with yours. Tag 25 people to do the same thing. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you :)

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes, the perfume NINA RICCI

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Two weeks ago.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yes, except when I am in a hurry.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Luncheon meat? SPAM and SPAM and SPAM

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Still making one :)

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes, because I am
loyal and sincere.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? Sometimes, when one tries to use sarcasm on me ;)

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? So far, yes.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? No, I don’t like extreme activities.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Muesli with lots of nuts and dried fruits.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Yes, because my feet are big and
difficult to remove shoes from my feet :)

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Authentic gelato.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? The face – eyes, nose and lips.

15. RED OR PINK? Pink.

16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? Fats in the "wrong" places
(copying Dee’s answer, hehehehe).


17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Right now, I miss nephew!

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST? Yes, if they can.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? White capri and black silk blouse,
house slippers.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? None, I am watching TV while waiting for my husband.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Purple.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Fresh and crisp scent.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My brother, he called a few minutes ago.

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Yes :)

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? None really but the last one I’ve watched is Tennis
during the 2009 Qatar Open.

27. HAIR COLOR? Black.

28. EYE COLOR? Black.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? I used to before I underwent LASIK.

30. FAVORITE FOOD? Pork, Pork, Pork. I miss so it much ‘coz there’s no pork here.

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings, of course ;) I never liked scary movies.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Confessions of a Shopaholic.

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Black silk blouse

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Since winter here is actually the summer in other countries, I’d go for winter but my favorite is spring.

35. HUGS OR KISSES? Hugs only.

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? I have no idea.

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? I have no idea.

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? None but I blog hop everyday if that counts in lieu of books.

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I have an optical mouse so mouse pad is not necessary.

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? GMA news.

42. FAVORITE SOUND(S) old songs, instrumental music, etc.

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles, only because I know some of their songs.

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Europe / USA/ Middle East

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Hmmm….Eating?

46 WHERE WERE U BORN? Bataan, Philippines

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? Everyone’s

48. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER? He is a colleague from my previous work.

I'm not tagging anyone, although I tagged some people in my facebok account. Let me know if you did this meme so I can visit yours :)

February 23, 2009

Arrgh, it's back again!

I gained back those stubborn pounds again plus more! It’s so frustrating to try different types of diet, start an exercise program, which I can’t sustain, etc. I wish there’s a more effective solution to my never ending saga to lose weight. I am thinking of trying Acai Berry for a change. Any thoughts?

February 15, 2009

Hibernate Mode

I will be in hibernate mode indefintely to attend to some personal matters. I will still check updates and read e-mails but will be inactive most of the time. Talk to you guys soon!

25 Random Things About Me

I originally posted this in my Facebook Notes. If you have a facebook account, you might have been tagged also to do this meme. It's my first time to do "random things" meme and I had fun with this one!

1. I get upset when people make me wait for a long time (read: wasting my precious time) especially if we agreed to meet at a specific schedule.

2. I was born and raised in Bataan.

3. Me and my ultimate best friend have known each other since we were five-year olds. We were classmates in nursery and grade school and roommates in college. The only time we were separated for a long time (physically and geographically) was when I went here in Qatar in 2004 and eventually she went to the US in 2006.

4. I took piano lessons when I was in grade four and continued it in high school but never performed a recital and can’t play any piece now.

5. I passed PSHS's first screening exam but I am not able to take the second screening exam.

6. I went to an all-girls high school in Guagua, Pampanga.

7. I’ve always wanted to become a CPA but ended up taking Chemical Engineering at DLSU.

8. I took Master of Engineering major in Environmental Engineering and Management at DLSU but I’m yet to complete my project to earn the degree.

9. In 1999, I was chosen as Reyna Elena in Santacruzan held in Balanga, Bataan with Illac Diaz as my escort.

10. When we were steadies, I broke-up with Walter by writing him a break-up letter. We had no communication for two years until one day, he sent me a text message asking for some info and the rest is history.

11. My husband is also a Chemical Engineer.

12. My husband bought me a nice electronic threadmill so I can exercise at home. It’s gathering dust now.

13. My high school best friend passed away in 2005.

14. I used to have very bad eyesight (around -5.5) until I underwent LASIK surgery at Asian Eye Institute in 2007.

15. I love travelling. My ultimate travel goal is to visit all the beautiful places in the Philippines before turning 50.

16. I collect ref magnets of places (cities and countries) we’ve been to.

17. I used to be a COKE light (diet) fan but I am diet PEPSI convert now.

18. I enjoy baking. Part of my long-term goal is to study pastry arts, put up my own bakeshop and enter into food processing business.

19. Given the opportunity, I want to study MBA at Asian Institute of Management

20. I had a completely different outlook about my finances after my graduate school classmate introduced me to Rich Dad, Poor Dad book (by Robert Kiyosaki).

21. I want to be financially independent at 45.

22. I want to do scuba diving but I need to learn to swim first.

23. One time, somebody asked me out because he wanted to use his GC from a certain restaurant in Malate but he made it clear that it’s going to be dutch treat. Am I too assuming or he is just a cheapo?

24. I prefer home-cooked food anytime.

25. I want to retire in the Philippines.

After writing this, I felt like I'm a boring person. What do you think?

February 3, 2009

More Cravings...

I will not refuse a delish chicken empanda anytime...


Chicken Empanada


I baked this during the New Year...hoping to do some baking again sometime soon! Do you like chicken empanada?

February 1, 2009

Cravings...

I'm so craving for this...


Cassava Bibingka

...but I don't have time to bake yet. Are you craving for anything right now?