18 December, 2008


Overheard in Janylin, Glorietta, Makati while I was shopping.

Lady: Oh my God, those shoes are so ganda. But it’s so sayang kasi it’s not comfortable on my paa. Watcha think, will it be bagay kaya with my dress? And oh, look here....
Whaaat?! Even with my iPod glued to my ears, I could still hear her go yakkity-yak in that absolutely annoying coñotic tongue-speak. I discreetly looked around (and I wasn’t the only one and some weren’t so discreet about it) to look for the perpetrator and lo and behold, it was some matrona bedecked in enough jewels and accessories to make her look like a walking Christmas tree.

Gosh, it’s so kairita that I made dampot na lang my shopping bags and left Janylin ‘coz she’s like you know, so umm... kainis. LOL.

Funny. And I thought being coñotic is limited to only teens and tweens, huh.

09 December, 2008

“Rain Pull”

In high school, we had an Earth Science teacher who had a problem in producing the sounds of the letters P and F.

One day, as she was giving her lecture and we were taking down notes, her Ps and Fs (or lack of them) created quite a stir among us.
Teacher: The rain pull...

Classmate A: Rain pull?!

Classmate B: The rain pulls what? Is this a physics thing? The rain having the capacity to pull something?

Classmate C: Maybe it’s pool with two letter Os? Rain in a pool, eh?

Classmate D: May I look at your notes? I may have overheard it differently.
Then, amidst the giggling, as she was finishing her sentence, it dawned on us that she meant “The rainfall...”

If only the sounds of the letters P and F could fall from heaven and fall in the graces of our teacher then we wouldn’t have difficulty doing notes each time she did her lectures...

04 December, 2008

Photos taken outside of the Underground River in Palawan

In my previous post about my trip to Puerto Princesa, Palawan, I narrated my experience when we traversed the Underground River.

Going out, the view was really scenic. The sky was the loveliest shade of blue and the clouds were just as lovely. The water too is the calmest shade of green which complements the lush greenery nicely. Picture-perfect, don't you think?

02 December, 2008

Of YAPPasko 2008

I once blogged about a project of YAPpers (Yahoo Answers Philippines users) this Christmas and I am writing now just to make an update.

Preparations are already underway. We already visited Cottolengo a couple of weeks back.

When we were there, the children had an outing so we only met with those who are bedridden. It's a really heartbreaking sight. No matter how much I tried to hold the tears back in, they still managed to stream down my cheeks. And I wasn't the only one whose heart strings got tugged. My companions' were too.

Some pics are not that clear since I had to turn off my camera's flash lest I scare or upset the kids.

What amazed me was how these kids retained their innate happiness in spite of everything. Take Jessie, for instance. He is the child whom I fell in love with because of his smiles and robust energy. He loved to be carried as well as to drive around in the car.

Seeing all these, I was reminded of how blessed we all are and how these blessings must be shared to the less fortunate ones. These kids need more. Not just more toys. Or clothes. Or food. Yes, they do need all these but what they really need is more love, care and understanding. And these are what we hope to give.

After the visit, we headed to the mall to check out some toys. Whoa, educational toys are expensive!

But thanks to our generous benefactors, we were able to buy some toys. We chose those that are educational and have no small parts that will endanger the kids. We also bought those that have flashing lights and sounds to hold their attention. Or are cuddly, like an adorable Teddy Bear!

One YAPper who is based in Australia also pledged some goodies and the package arrived last Friday. It had lots of candies and chocolates that I'm sure the kids will love!

Thanks, PC. :)

And since yesterday was a holiday, I spent half the day wrapping the toys which is something I absolutely love doing.

We are also working on buying some clothes and more toys if our funds permit. And of course, on the food during the Christmas party itself. Of utmost importance though is the program proper to plan on.

Now I am looking forward to having the event. I can't wait. Way to go, YAPpers!

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