Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Still a metal mouth

Because I am such a deliquent about going to my dentist to have my braces tightened (my last visit before yesterday was August 31) I have to keep these on for another 6 months.  I was hoping to be able to eat properly these holidays but I can't blame anyone but myself for the delay.  I am really looking forward to the day when I can brush my teeth and the brush glides across pearly whites.  Sigh.  Perhaps when I hit my 41st birthday? 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Boracay Vacation

This is my first time to ever visit Boracay.  I know it is weird.  Most of my friends have been coming here for years!  I'm glad that the first time I visit is with my family.
The last couple of days have been pretty hectic for me --- had to find a sub for my classes in CSB, had to update him of the lessons for today and update Moodle, too, then there are all the preparations for the trip, and entertaining relatives who just arrived from the U.S.  I've barely had time to breathe.

I've also been pretty stressed out the last couple of months and I've been looking forward to this vacation as a chance to refresh and "reboot".  So far, it seems to be working. 

We were in the Cebu Pacific bus (which was not usual for us) and were driven to our plane.  I could not help but laugh out loud at Erika's reaction when she saw our plane.  She has never ridden a small plane before.  The few times we have traveled together the planes have always been big.  This was her first time to WALK into a plane.  Usually its a tall ladder or a tube before the plane.
Since it was raining in Caticlan while we were in the air, we had to circle the airport several times to allow the runway some time to dry up.  this gave us the opportunity to be touristy and take some aerial shots of Boracay.

Annoyingly, our first few shots failed because the camera we brought would not cooperate.  It took several attempts and a lot of fiddling to finally get it to work.  I really should bring this camera to Canon to have it services.  It's the kit lens that's the problem.  If I have the cash, maybe I'll buy a new lens for myself for Christmas.
If there was any part we found tedious it would have to be all the transfers --- cab from the house, plane, trike, boat, trike, then a long hike down the beach to our resort.  It wasn't so bad, though, 'cause we knew the trip ended in paradise.
And what, pray tell, is a vacation without taking pictures of beautiful cloud formations, eh? I can't think of a single trip I went to when I did not take pictures of clouds. They're just so pretty! I'd say that to me looking at clouds is a spiritual experience 'cause it is like a visible sign from God that my vacation will be wonderful.

This is our bed (mine and my daughter's) in our room.  Isn't it pretty?  It's pretty comfortable, too!  The room is quite beautiful.  We love the bathroom, the aircon is working properly, the beds are comfy, the ref is cold, the cable TV works, and ... it's just wonderful!  I think it is a good place to stay for a vacation, for sure. Oh! I forgot to mention that while our room does not exit directly to the beach, it is just a short walk (no more than 25 paces) and you are already on the beach itself.

After an hour of rest our tummies reminded us that our last meal was at noon so we walked down the beach and headed for this resort (Two Season) my uncle recommended that served really good oyster sisig.  Great recommendation!  the oyster sisig too spicy for my mom and sis but Erika and I enjoyed the bite.  The beef rendang was perfect and so was the thai fish fillet.  We would take a bit and go, "I can taste coconut milk ... ginger ... and a little cumin." And then for the fish fillet ... our first spoonful of the rice was a happy shock.  OMG!  A cornucopia of flavor just partied in my mouth!  There was definitely some pineapple in there.  I wonder if the chef will share the recipe. 
So far, our first few hours in bora has been wonderful.  I wonder what the next couple of days will bring?

Monday, September 20, 2010

How do I love Bo's? Let me count the ways ...

It's official.  Bo's Coffee is my favorite coffee place to work from.  For some reason, every time I go there to work I am always at my most productive.  I get a LOT of work done.  And no brain cell is wasted.

Plus!  I just LOVE their coffee!

I love the ambiance, I love the free wifi, I love the fact that there are readily available outlets for us to plug our laptops, if we need to, I love the music they play (it isn't too loud, for one), and, I love the service.  Oh!  And most of all, I love the fact that when I am there, I can work in peace!

I guess those are reasons enough for me to become "mayor" of Bo's in E.Rod on foursquare  You can be sure I will be back there again tomorrow.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Like a phoenix

After 3 weeks of non-stop work I finally got some breathing space yesterday. For weeks now I have been suffering a pounding headache, my jaw hurt, the back of my neck has felt like someone was stepping on it constantly, and my shoulders were heavy.

The stress of all the things I needed (and still need!) to do just caught up with me.
  1. finalizing the grades of my kids (students) for submission to the registrar
  2. compiling research on communication theories and models into a handbook for my COM 630 class
  3. individual thesis (still working on it)
  4. group thesis (for presentation)
  5. review of masteral/doctoral paper on cross-culture (to do list)
  6. communication plan (to do list)
  7. session guide (to do list)
  8. 30 lab exercises and quizzes for racket (to do list)
There's still a lot left to do! Waaah!  But at least I got the heaviest and most urgent ones out of the way.

As soon as I got home at around 7:30pm last night I did the following:
  1. had dinner
  2. called Asian Massage and asked them to send a therapist
  3. took a shower
  4. went to sleep
Since we normally stay up late I asked my mom if she could wait for the therapist to arrive who was scheduled to arrive at 11:30pm.

I was in so much pain I could not even sleep properly while waiting.

When the therapist arrived I let her (Liezl) do her magic and voila!  I finally got a good night's sleep after 3 weeks!

She asked me what kind of massage I wanted and I said "anything, so long as it will make the pain go away".  The receipt she gave me said Swedish but it felt more like a combination of Swedish and Thai.  A home service massage would cost P300/hour, same as if I had the massage at a spa.

It was totally worth it!  I will definitely call on them again soon.

And now ... nose, meet grindstone again. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I was at Farmer's Plaza earlier today and I stopped at one of the kiosks to check out this really cute bag.  I asked the lady how much and since I was only browsing I just noted the price, smiled and thanked her and then continued on my way.  As I stepped away I still had my smile in place and I accidentally smiled at a guy approaching me.  He actually did a double step, stared at me, and said "whoa!"  It sure feels good to know I have what it takes to make guys go "whoa!" with just a smile. Even though I smiled at him by accident. 

No, I didn't do anything about it. I just continued on my way.  The validation was just heartwarming is all.   That memory will bring a smile to my face for many years to come.

Monday, April 26, 2010

She said I am fat!

I know I gained some weight and last time I checked my BMI was still normal, but a nutritionist at Mercury Drug told me earlier than I am now FAT!  Sacre bleu!

I mean, ok.  I look at the mirror and I see the problem areas.  I even admit that I need to lose weight.  Ideally I would like to be 130 to 135 lbs.  But for a complete stranger to tell me I am fat ... maybe I have to be more careful about what I eat now.  After all, I'm at that age where losing weight is very difficult to do.  Exercise alone doesn't do it, that's for sure.

I even know what the culprit is ... Coca-Cola.  I remember a time when I was able to stay away from the soda easily.  But with this summer heat it just seems like coke is so much more refreshing!  So, as soon as I got home I pushed aside the soda drank water ... and water ... and water.

I don't think I can lose 15 lbs that quickly, but I hope I do lose weight ... and undesirable bulges.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dear Justin ...

Dear Justin,

I heard that you and Jessica Biel just didn't work out. I am sad for you, but, can't help but be happy for me, ha ha ha.   Since you are now single again that means that I can fantasize about you again, guilt-free!

I really wanted to watch your concert when you were here last but I hope you come back someday soon.

I really love your Love Sex Magic video with Ciara.  Talk about HOT!  And to think for most of the video you were just sitting, standing, lying there enjoying all that sexy.  Ciara was just smokin' in it!  She certainly looked like she was into you.  I know I am. 

Hmmm ... I think I want to see that video one more time ...

Sizzlin' hot!  I only wish that you had danced in the video.  I love watching you dance.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Getting over a writing hump

I enjoy writing, I really do.  But sometimes I look at the stuff I need to work on and my mind just refuses to work properly.  Words appear in my mental screen but none that I would want to use for whatever project I am working on.  Sometimes a week passes before I get my Eureka! moment.

That's seems to be the case now.  I received this "invitation to bid" on a writing project and I was asked to send a sample by writing copy for at least one section of the site to be revamped and for days I've been struggling with what to put down.  I must have revised what I wrote almost ten times and it wasn't until last night that I felt I was making some headway. I am now waiting for a response to some questions so that I could adjust my writing accordingly, if necessary.

And then there is my summer class work.  I've done the preliminary research but I have yet to type it up and start the actual public information campaign document.  I will get into that immediately after writing this blog.

I suppose the fact that I have been under the weather for a week now hasn't helped.  Now that I am on the mend, though, it seems my brain is starting to work again, too.  I hope my muse stays with me so that I can do a good job in fulfilling my writing obligations.

Dear John

Some friends and I were just discussing the movie Dear John that stars Channing Tatum (one of my uber-crushes!), star of Step Up and Amanda Seyfried, best known for her role in Mamma Mia!  We started discussing when was the last time we wrote a Dear John letter and I realized that in my life I have only ever written one, and this was when I was around 15 or 16 years old.  I found out that my boyfriend at the time who was supposedly in another province was actually in town and seeing someone else.  I cannot say that I was devastated about it (I think at that age I wasn't really too emotionally attached to him yet) but I was certainly angered by the news.  I recall that in the letter I said something like, "if you have the time and energy to see other girls besides me then I will release you so that you could have even more time and energy for them ..." or words to that effect.

Despite that "break up" he and I are good friends to this day.  It wasn't until many years later, actually, that he and I were able to fully discuss what happened in our relationship those many years ago.  In between, though, we had kept in touch and were friends.

Now, I'd like to write another Dear John letter, but this time it isn't a letter saying goodbye.  This Dear John letter is a declaration of love and affection.    Yeah, there is a romantic in me, hehehe.  Why am I writing it?  The truth?  I'm supposed to be working on a project bid and a paper for school and I have writer's block so I thought I'd write some fluff to get my creative juices flowing.  Tee hee

Itago na lang natin siya sa pangalang John.
(Only 'cause that's how I started this piece ...)

Dear John,
What is it about you that has changed me so?  I think of you and I can't help but smile.  In a world of black, white, and gray, with you I see colors!  When I am with you everything seems to be brighter and sparkles.  You are never far from my thoughts.  I close my eyes and you are there.  My dreams are often filled with thoughts of you.  Memories of dinners together, walks, chats ... all the happy memories.
When I'm with you I can't help but smile all the time. Just the thought of you makes me smile.
When I'm with you I feel like no problem is too tough to solve.  You always tell me that you believe I can do anything I set my mind to.
When I'm with you I feel beautiful and sexy.  It is as if you are blind to my physical flaws.
When I'm with you I feel wanted and desired.  You look at me like I am the most beautiful woman in the world.
When I'm with you I feel loved.

Whenever I feel neglected (which, as you know, happens every now and then.  I'm needy that way, hehe.) I try to remember the reasons why we cannot be together in one form or another and sometimes, that works.  When it doesn't ... I just try to put it at the back of my mind and concentrate on work.  After all, the world won't stop spinning just because I'm feeling needy, fat, and ugly.

I wish we could be together but I've learned to accept the situation for what it is.  Who knows, maybe someday soon we will have our chance at happiness.  For now, we have this, and I will make the most of it and make sure you never forget that you are loved, too.

And so, I leave you with three words, eight letters ... I love you!

With all my heart,

When I get sick ...

I've been feeling poorly since Saturday afternoon but I thought it was just the heat.  I even went home early that day with the intention of sleeping as soon as I see my bed.  But after I took a shower I felt a little better, and went to sleep shortly after.

The following day (Sunday) I had some errands to run and since it was so hot I had a watermelon shake before going home.  When I did reach the house my tummy started spasming every few minutes.  I figured, it must be the watermelon shake on an empty stomach and so I ignored it.  Next thing I knew, had no appetite, I eat but I don't feel like I did and my mouth had a funny taste.  And again, I just ignored it.

Same thing happens the following day (Monday).  Again I ignore it.

Another day passes (Tuesday), still I ignore it.

Wednesday arrives and this time I was hurting enough to tell my mom about it and tell her I was feeling a tad feverish.  By 7pm I was already experiencing chills and I was having difficulty keeping my food down.  By the time I got home at around 11pm I was shaking and hot and dizzy.  I took a vitamin C capsule, a glass of water, and bundled up in a blanket and was immediately knocked out.

Morning comes (Thursday) and I can barely get out of bed.  My mom knocks on my door and gives me a glass of water and a couple of Transfer Factor capsules.  A few minutes later she is back with a cup of coffee and asked me how I felt.  By this time I felt much improved.  The fact that I was able to sit up was a sure indicator.  I was able to go down and join them for breakfast even though all I ate was 1/4 of an apple and even that I just threw up.  I just couldn't keep anything down.  I didn't think I would be well enough to go to work, but by afternoon my fever had already broken and after a quick shower I felt well enough to travel.  Mom says I must have a stomach flu or something.  It certainly feels like a flu.

It's Friday morning now.  My mom and dad have me popping analgesic and vitamin C and some Transfer Factor (morning and night) and so I feel well enough to being my old workaholic self.   After all, sick or not, I still have deadlines to meet.

I'll try not to overdo it.  Tomorrow (or I mean later) and the entire weekend are going to be hectic for me.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Summer school, here I come!

I am such a nerd!   Believe it or not I am really excited about summer school starting on Saturday.  Maybe it is a sign of maturity that I am excited about learning something new.  I can't deny that there is so much I still need to learn and so many things I still want to know.
I enrolled in 1 subject for the summer --- Managing Public Information Programs and Campaigns.  My classmates and I chose this subject because we thought it would be appropriate given the upcoming national elections.  We are hoping that whoever our professor is will bring us "on the field".  Perhaps we could go to the campaign headquarters of a candidate?  Or maybe we could go to a news agency or talk to reporters of news programs.  That would be cool, too.
Class will be from 8am to 5pm ... that is one looooong class!  I am hoping that the teacher can mix it up and make it interesting.  I am also hoping for decent meal breaks, hehehe.  An hour long lunch, perhaps?
Can't hardly wait for summer school to start! 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Weighing in

I weighed myself before all the Christmas feasts and again at the first week of March and I was shocked when I found out that I gained 20 lbs!   Noooooo!  The weight I put on really worried me.  I don't ever want to be overweight again.  Being overweight comes with so many problems.

And then things got hectic in school and I had so many papers to write.  The stress somehow made me eat less, and I made a special effort to limit my soda intake to 1 glass a day, I cut down on my rice and TRIED to cut down on my sweets.  I don't get 2 donuts with my coffee anymore.  I limit myself to one and I go for the healthier cinnamon apple filled instead of the sinful caramel apple pie.

Over the Holy Week I unintentionally dieted, too.  I was eating bread and butter for 2 of my meals on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  I say unintentional because I wasn't really dieting. The bread just happened to be that good. 

Today mom and I (and my niece, Tasha) went by Mercury Drug and I weighed myself again on the same scale.  Holy cow!  I lost 10 lbs!  Woohoo!  I must be doing something right.  I am going to start running again tomorrow.  Hopefully, I can go back to my ideal weight before the summer is over. I want to look good in a bikini again, even if I won't get a chance to get in one this summer. 

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Dying for a breath of fresh air!

Did you ever wonder what I fart tasted like?  I never did, nor did I ever want to find out but to my dismay I found out today.  Kasuy and I met up at Krispy Kreme Cubao and someone at a nearby table released a "silent killer".  It stank so bad I was choking!  and what was worse was that it lingered for a long, loooong time.  We were already complaining about it and I even tried burying my nose in my cup of coffee but to no avail.  The stink penetrated through the caffeine smell, too!

We even sprayed alcohol in the air, it had no effect.  All we got was stinky air mixed with a whiff of sterile smell.  THAT's HOW BAD IT WAS.  I even sprayed directly in the direction of where the stink was coming from in hopes the person or people will get the message.

Flatulence is natural.  Everyone passes gas, right?  But the least we can do when we do pass such a stinker in an air conditioned room is to make some effort to dissipate it, right?  Or, if possible, hold it, go to the rest room or step outside and let loose there.  Have some consideration for the other people in the room who have to inhale such foul air.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I missed Wholly Trekday

So ... I wasn't able to make it to Wholly Trekday today. �Every year I make it a point to drop by, even for just an hour but yesterday I just couldn't muster up the energy. �The heat was one reason I decided to stay in, but mostly because I wasn't feeling too good. �I spent most of the afternoon asleep and then, come night time, I found out that Back To The Future was showing on the Cartoon Network at 9pm. �Needless to say, I stayed home to watch that instead.

Wholly Trekday is an annual get together of Philippine (Manila) based Star Trek fans and friends where we get together to eat, drink, chat, and watch Star Trek together. �For the last several years this has been held at Fandomcafe in Cubao, Quezon City.

I'm sure all my friends who attended had a blast!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Goodbye SM Megamall Bowling Center

My friends and I played our last bowling game at SM Megamall last night. �We were told that today (31 March 2010) will be their last day of operations and they are only going to stay open up to 9pm. �The current location of the bowling lanes will be the new location of Toy Kingdom. �The current location of Toy Kingdom will be turned into a Hypermart.

So after our games we took some pictures by the lanes instead. �I will repost some pics as soon as Icheb, Nick, and Duday have posted the shots they took.

I guess it's back to AMF Puyat in Cubao for me.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

"Wala akong pakialam."

I went to school yesterday to enroll for the summer. �While I was there I bumped into one of the officers of the Society and since I am still a fairly new student I asked him about the enrollment procedures for the summer. �His answer to me was "wala akong pakialam"�(translation: �"I don't care.)

I won't deny it, not only was I shocked at his answer I was, quite frankly, disappointed at him.

I get it. �He had no plans of enrolling for the summer. �I wasn't even asking him if he was. My question was quite simple. �How do we enroll? �It was a legitimate question of a newbie to a veteran, right? �I didn't need nor deserve any lip for that.

Plus, he is an OFFICER. �It is part of his responsibilities to guide and assist members of the society when he is able to. �And giving instructions on enrollment procedures certainly falls into that category. �

If he didn't know the answer then all he had to say was that he didn't know, right? �That would have been acceptable. �But to tell me that he didn't care? �If you were in my shoes how would you have reacted to that?

When he told me that, this is what I said, "I'm not asking you if you are enrolling this summer. �I am asking if you know HOW we are taking summer classes are supposed to do it." �At which he answered, "Wala akong pakialam. �Ewan ko."

I will be charitable and think he was just having a bad day. �But, nonetheless, tthat is no reason to be rude to people. �Our brains still control our bodies. �How we act when we are in an emotional state can still be controlled by our will if we just exert some effort into it. �All it would have taken was a breath, a mind shift, and a pleasant answer. �If he had simply said "ewan ko" I would have accepted that. �After all, I can't blame the guy for being ignorant of the procedures, right? �That's where I was coming from. �But to tell me he didn't care?

Dude, if you don't care, then what the hell are you doing here?!? �If you are not fit for company, then better to just stay home.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Time to relax

After 3 weeks of stress, what with working on all my papers for school and my lectures for my class i finally get to relax. �Phew! �School is out for grad school and in Benilde the next few weeks are for consultation by my students. �I can finally catch up on my sleep.

I look back at the sem that was and I can honestly say, I enjoyed going back to school as a student. �Fulfilling requirements was difficult, for sure, but not insurmountable. �I am optimistic about getting a good grade from my professors. �My only worry, if any, would be with my org. culture class because our professor in that subject was more distant with the students than the other professors.

For our ICT class we had to organize a seminar for our final requirement and submit a book report. �The last sounds very high school, I know, but that is what Dr. Garcia asked for.

For our Research Seminar 1 class Sir Dodi had us write three chapters of a research paper. �At the beginning of the semester he told me to write a qualitative research paper so I had to think of a topic that would require qualitative research. �Thankfully I was able to think of something fairly early and had time to work on it and submit on time.

For our Org. Culture class Sir Don's final requirement was a case study analysis and a communication plan. � Yes, in essence TWO papers. �We had only 10 days to work on it. �Thankfully I was able to submit on Day 9.

With all that paperwork ahead of me, I decided to start working on them as early as I can. �Good thing I did! �I still needed time to work on my lectures for my WebDev1 class. �Part of what I do to prepare for class is to create a "for dummies" instruction sheet on how to execute and use different webdev tricks on Dreamweaver for my kids.

I get about two weeks of rest and it is back to school and work for me. �Hello, summer class!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Buried in work

Stress, we meet again, old friend. �It's been a while since you've been on my back.

I won't deny it, I find you exhilirating and motivating on one end, yet tiring at the same time.

And you had to bring your friend, Writer's Block, with you, didn't you? �Just to make it more challenging for me? �So here I am writing you a letter instead of working, just to de-stress for a tiny bit.

I'm glad I was able to finish that research paper for Research Seminar 1 (under Sir Dodi Dizon) with days to spare. �And that I had time to study for the final exam. �I also finished my book review on Inventing The Internet for my Information and Communication Technology class (under Dr. Malou Garcia) with more than a week to submission. �So now I have only 10 days left to work on the case study analysis and the communication plan for my Org. Culture class (under Sir Don Bernarte). �I'm doing my best not to freak out! �I know that if I keep calm I will be able to do it.

I still need to work on my lecture for this Thursday at Benilde. �My topics are DIVs, rollover, and spry. �I haven't done CSS code in a while so I need to refresh soon and fast!

Ok, Stress, you are starting to get to me again. �Here's the deal, I'll acknowledge you are there, you push me to do well and complete my work on time, and I promise not to go and do something crazy. �Deal?

While we are at it, could you please tell your friend, Writer's Block, that I need to work now, so please leave me? �Thank you.

Goodbye, Tito Fred

As if my family has not suffered enough my dad told me a few days ago that my Uncle Fred (Lumilan) who lives in Canada has passed away. �He had stage 4 cancer (I don't know what kind, sorry.)

He leaves behind my Aunt Cherry and my cousins Cecille, Christine, Cheryl, and Ted. �I don't know exactly how old he is but I would assume he was in his 60s only.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tita Tindeng is in heaven now

It's been years since I spent any time with Tita Tindeng. �Ever since her Alzheimer's progressed to the point where she wasn't recognizing us anymore I found it difficult to be with her. �I felt sad because just months before she was very vital and alert. �Before she retired, she had reached her career peak as President of PICPA.

She was a very important person to the accounting community and to CEU (Centro Escolar University) where she was Dean of Commerce for many years.

She never married. �Instead she took care of her family. �She raised and put her siblings through school until all of them graduated from college. �Later she accepted their spouses as if they were her siblings, too. �Then she took care of her nephews and nieces and years later their spouses. �And she still had enough love for the "grandchildren".

Cleotilde G. Protomartir was the matriarch of the clan. �Everyone respected her, feared her, and loved her. �And now she's gone.

She was 89 years old when she passed away. �She was mere days shy of turning 90.

Tita Tindeng, we love you and we miss you, but we believe you are in a better place now. �Thank you for everything.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

He almost made a century

My mom and I were just laughing and chatting. I went upstairs to do some work but left my door open. Next thing I knew I heard my mom talking to someone on the phone and she sniffed and said in Ilonggo "papa is gone". This was at 6:30pm. I rushed downstairs ... I wasn't sure I heard her right. After my mom put the phone down I asked her about it and she told me that Lolo Caloy passed away.

Lolo Caloy turned 96 last Sept. 13, 2009. He had his first heart attack in 2009. He did not have any illness such as asthma or an ulcer or a heart condition. He had poor eyesight and poor hearing, but both can be blamed on his advanced age.

Before he passed away he acquired pneumonia and was getting much weaker. My uncle says that he was saying goodbye the day before and was pointing at people only he could see around him in his room. He went to sleep and didn't wake up.

Lolo Caloy lived longer than most people I know. We used to tease him that he must be aspiring to hit a hundred. Of his siblings he was the last surviving member. When he would ask us why Jesus would not get him yet we would joke with him and say either "only the good die young" or "ang masamang damo nga naman". Long and short ... lolo had a checkered past, hehehe

My mom is leaving for Davao tomorrow. I believe her other siblings will also be there by then. My sisters and I will be following on Saturday.

Lolo Caloy is at peace now. The funeral is set for Sunday afternoon. I will know all the details when we arrive in Davao on Saturday night.

Friday, February 5, 2010

It can't get any clearer.

This evening I received a call from my professor (Sir Dodi) which was shortly followed by an announced from one of my classmates. This is what my classmate texted me: "No classes sa subjects ni Sir Dodi tomorrow. Kindly inform everybody. Thanks!"

Sir Dodi's assistant, Mark, tells me that the reason our class(es) were cancelled tomorrow (ONLY!) was because of construction repairs at the Antique house, where our class(es) were conducted.

So, I passed on a text myself, thinking that perhaps my classmate did not have everyone's cell numbers, especially to those with whom he did not share a class. This is what I said: "All classes at antique house tomorrow are cancelled due to construction repairs. This affects all of Sir Dodi's classes tomorrow. "

I may be wrong, but I thought that was clear, wasn't it? So, imagine my surprise to receive a text back from another (different) classmate that said this: "Does this mean wala tayong class sa Comm Res 1?"


Ok then, let me ask you this.
1. Is Comm Res 1 a subject taught by Sir Dodi?
2. Is the class conducted at the Antique house?
3. Will the class held on a Saturday? Perhaps, tomorrow?

If your answer to all three questions is YES and you STILL insist on asking me that ... question then let me repeat what I said earlier ... "ALL CLASSES at ANTIQUE HOUSE TOMORROW are cancelled due to construction repairs. This affects ALL OF SIR DODI'S CLASSES TOMORROW."

I think it is obvious that this is not a forever scenario. I did SPECIFICALLY SAY TOMORROW, didn't I? And SIR DODI'S CLASSES and ANTIQUE HOUSE.

Haaaaaay!!! PEOPLE! Use the brains you were given, puh-LEASE!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

First Fun Run for 2010

I registered for the Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010 yesterday. I'll be paying the registration fee within the week. The last fun run I joined was the Slimmerrun which was also held at The Fort in 2009. I don't think I will do as well as I did last year 'cause I haven't had much opportunity to run since Christmas and then my recent accident forced me to limit my activities for some time. I'm hoping that at the very least it won't take me 15 minutes to complete 3k.

So, for the next 2 weeks I am going to get back to running to recondition my body. After all, I will be running with superbods. I don't want to look like the fatso lumbering along in a crowd of skinny people. If I can't be thin, I could at least be a decent runner.

Krispy Kreme, you will have to stay away for a bit. I have to resist temptation.