Wednesday, April 30, 2008
hi sis! did i wake you up? she said... no, i got up 30 minutes ago! my reply.
finally her fiance got her a phone. she called me to let me know so we can talk anytime. hers is different from my phone network but she said she can call me for free anytime anyday.
oh that is cool! while my line only have free call starting 9 pm everyday and anytime during the weekend. i told her. so we talk long hours... exhanging the happenings in our life, they've planned the date of their wedding and of course we are invited..
i'm actually her maid of honor so i must be there on her wedding day. she got me a dress from PI so i dont need to worry what to wear. it would be exciting, it's been a long long time since i a bridesmaid.. never experience to be maid of honor yet! LOL!its gonna be my first time and its here in the states on my bestfriend's wedding. sounds like the movie huh!
anyway we talk on the phone for almost 2 hours i guess... and while talking to her i was in the bathroom cleaning my toenails, i don't have any plan of cleaning it but since my hubby says i talk loud on the phone ( oh well! pinoy eh!) hehe! so i went to bathroom. so instead of just sitting there i grab my earphone and connect it to my phone so my hands would be free do anything while im on the phone.
i opened my drawer and get my tools for cleaning my nails. i removed the old polish which is black and clean it. after cleaning the nails i apply a new polish which is the "french tip" as they call it. its cool cuz i did two things at the same time.
just about time when we bid goodbye to each other because we both have somethings to do. she will do some cleaning in their house and i will cook lunch. so gotta go folks!
heres my nail polish for today!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
yes! thats right!! do you think you will have appetite just by thinking that you're gonna eat inside a toilet?
ugh! maybe some of you would say... eeeeeeewwww!!! no way!
but you know what toilet themed resaturant is popular in the country of taiwan. i've been to taiwan actually but i have never had the chance to see and eat in a restaurant like this. too bad cuz it only started in 2004, i was already in PI back then. and now the toilet themed resto's have 12 chains in different places of taiwan according to my research. and two of those are called the "Modern Toilet" and "Marton" heres the pics:
the seats are made of toilet bowls instead of chairs. sinks, faucets coded with WC ( referred as Cr in their language) appear throughout the facilities. the foods are served on a plate on top of a mini version of toilet bowls.
it seems like a bizaare food icon in taiwan... and speaking of bizaare i guess this toilet themed restaurants was shown on travel channel, on the show bizaare foods.
last night while hubby is working something here on the computer and i was watching tv i remember the big brother show. i jumped out of the couch and asked my husband when is big brother's finale? it is suppose to end this week.
he asked me "what's the day today?" .... it's monday! i said in reply
oh my god! we must have missed it! i said.
i grab the remote and search the channel.... i didn't find it!
i gave the remote to my hubby and he search it on the episodes for the next day, cuz big brother is usually during sunday, tuesday and wednesday nights.
he can't find for the next episode anymore so he went to looked it up online and we found out that the shows finale is already over.
he was pissed off. lol! he blame me for not reminding him about it! he said "how could you forget the show?"
well i know the reason why.... hehehe! it is because i've been addicted blogging already but i didn't tell him that. he doesn't even know that i have my own blog now!
so we just watched the big brother's finale episode online. ugh! thank god! atleast we still didn't miss it. we still know who won 500 grand! and it is baller! ( as they call him inside the house by his co-house guest).
hi tita! how are you? i love you! i miss you!
shes only 2 years and 6 months old but can talk fluent already. she is so talkative now! she has a sharp memory cuz even though she didn't see me for a long time she still remember me.
that is why i am so happy today cuz i got to talk to all of them except my brother who's in Laguna. he works in a factory there.
i was supposed to talk to them for 20 minutes ( i set a timer so i know when its gonna be over) but the alarm went off already and still was talking to them. i just miss them a lot!
we talk about whats going on with them right now. and told them about the recent happenings with my life here too...
tell them about my driving lesson, dad gave me tips and told me to relax, focus my mind and don't be nervous when i am behind the wheels. he is a great driver! it's his job all his life! he can drive anything!
anyway i really enjoyed talking to them cuz i ususally dont call them on phone cuz i worry it's expensive. we usually talk online... see them on webcam.... and talk over the headphone!
while i was enjoying talking to them i heard silence from the other line.....when i look at my phone they're gone.
i realized maybe their phone got lowbattery. haha! so i just texted them and told them that i'll just call them again next time. no definite date! i dont know either when it's gonna be again.
after calling them i also called my sister, shes in bulacan with her friend. they are both applying for a job back in taiwan...
she was glad that i called her and even talked to my hubby. they get along so well!
after about almost 40 minutes of chit-chatting i bid goodbye cuz the call is taking so long and i know it's gonna be expensive.
but so happy.... i slept really good last night after talking to my family. my homesickness was relieved.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
i've always been longing to see her in this wild world again, but i dont know where she is! the last time a talked to her it was six years ago, shes here in the states and i was in taiwan. we had frequent communication back then. but since they moved to other state the communication was cut-off. maybe she got busy, lost my phone number! i was waiting til i went back home to the philippines. and then no more!
eventhough we didn't had communication for a long time, i never forget about her. i knew to my heart that we will find each other again. and i was right, and never in my thought that i will find her because of the high-technology that we have in this modern world. when i got here in the states, i told my self she has to know i'm here! but i dont have any contact with her.
it happened one morning when my hubby was in the computer asked me if i knew somebody here that i wanted to find and abruptly i said yes! i looked up to what website is he in and i saw it was http://switchboard.com/ i told him her name but we didn't get any infos, good thing i remember her husband's name. my hubby type in the name and voila! there were about five results with the same name with their contact infos and addressess. so i wrote down the contacts in a piece of paper but i was hesitant to call at first because there were "what if's" in my mind. but then my hubby says i have to try. so i did! first call... wrong person! second call.... yelled at me! third call wrong person again but the lady that i talked to was nice. after those calls i gave up! i said i can't still find her and i dont know any other means to find her. in the afternoon i checked my outgoing calls and saw that one number i dialled was not the same one as what was written in the paper. i tried to dial the right one... the phone rings and a familiar voice answered the phone. oh my goodness! i say her name out loud without even asking if it was really her. and told her my name right away. i was so happy and so was she! at long last after ten years of no communication here we are again. we exchanged email adds and addressess, contact numbers and the next morning i got email right away from her with her picture attached to it. she never changed, she still look like the old days. she never aged. she's still the big sister that i met thirteen years ago. shes like a family to me! we are actually partners in crime! lol! we gp to bars together before, i was always her chaperon on her dates. i was like her shadow cuz everywhere she goes i got tagged along. i was only in my teens that time and she was on her early thirties but we developed a brilliant friendship. i learned a lot in life because of her advices, it may be in love or family! half of my being i owe it to her! and before hanging up the phone she never forget to say "i love you and i miss you!" and we promise to see each other so soon.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
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Friday, April 25, 2008
that was a terrible experience for me and i even consider it a nightmare! imagine what if i had the surgery right away? not only that i spend a lot of money for the check ups but also i was terrified! those docotrs are crazy! sometime you really have to be careful in choosing a doctor! well it was my friend's doctor thats why i trusted her! but then i realized that not all doctor treats you well good a hundred percent. maybe before choosing a doctor to treat you, you have to do a little reading about their reputation and backgrounds. that was a very big lesson learned for me! even now that i'm already here in the states and been to different check ups, there was no lump felt or found in my breast.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Where Tulips Come From
It is a widely-spread misconception that tulips and other bulb flowers are native to Holland, growing wild in remote areas still. Nothing could be further from the truth. Almost no bulbous plants are native to this part of the world. For the origins of the tulip, we look to central Asia. This is site of their prime genetic center in the Tien-Shan and the Pamir Alai Mountain Ranges near modern day Islamabad, close to the border of Russia and China. From these areas, tulips spread to other regions including China and Mongolia to the east and to other regions to the west and northwest. A secondary genetic center developed in Azerbaijan and Armenia (Transcaucasia). From this area, tulips spread to locations which included far-flung parts of Europe. They are still encountered today growing wild in regions of the Balkans, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France. In nature there are probably no more than one hundred and fifty tulip species native to Europe. But that number depends largely on how one defines "wild species".
One of these tulips, Tulipa celsiana, is found wild in southern France in the region around Toulon and Cannes. This miniature tulip grows there between the rocks, under extremely dry conditions. It is visible only for a short growth and flowering period in the early spring. Flowering is quickly followed by withering, and the plant then survives as small bulbs that not only serve to help it survive the winter but the summer as well. In any event, the advance of the tulip in nature never got so far that it reached the Netherlands, not even within 500 miles
And here are a few pictures from the hundred variaties of tulip with their names that i took from that garden called Roozengaarde that we went to and the tulips are in different colors too;
oooppsss.... i thought it was only a few.. i took a lot of it pala!