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Movers
Aug 30th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Mommy decided it’s better to have our house in Dasma rented out so we don’t have to always check on it every other week. Since we still have some things left there like clothes, some appliances like my personal refrigerator, my Mom’s cherished stainless steel drum and photos among other things we had to move them to Bacoor before anyone rent it.. I have no idea finding those trucks for moving is not that easy. First they don’t have their website. You have to either find free advertisements in free sites (which made me a bit worried because they don’t have their address and you only have some mobile phone numbers where you can contact them) or find their tiny ads in electric posts. Mommy was pretty particular with the size too; she wanted a medium size covered truck and she nagged me about it as if it’s easy to choose as we don’t know what’s available.

She also asked two women, one is Ate Neneth to help us with all the packing as packing is not one of our strengths haha.

So if anyone in Dasma needs covered trucks or lipat-bahay here’s their number. 09087748881. They’re nice too. Helpful.

Edit: As of July 2010, their service is still available.

Glass Floors -would you dare?
Aug 28th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Me being the chicken when it comes to heights, hmmmm oh no I can’t… My knees start to wiggle just looking at this photos.

I remember around 3 years old, my friend Charisse and I with Kingkang and Alex went  to Star City… whattt? It’s close so it’s convenient. They have this new (at that time) feature…. a cute inflated something that is their version of wall climbing…. It didn’t look high enough so I tried to do it. The harness was on, Charisse was video taping me. After a few steps up, I looked down then bam! My knees shook. Everybody watching curiously why after two JUST two steps up I was already going down…. I can’t say loud enough I was scared of heights and it’s that bad 7 feet high I was scared already.

So would you dare? Hundreds of feet high and what’s between you and the ground is a few inches of GLASS?

Glass-floor

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The previous hotel I worked for, there’s an infinity pool on the hmmm if I remember it right 19th floor? Infinity pool with all sides that are glass. Beside the building is the busy Finlayson Green…. which is scary for me. If you go to the other side you’ll have a great view of the cars and buses passing by hehehe… People in the street can actually see you from the other buildings. I guess you can actually see the Merlion from the pool. Would you dare swim in there too?

infinity-pool

🙂

Heartsong of a Daddy’s girl
Aug 27th, 2009 by niceyfemme

If  there’s one song that always makes me feel all sentimental it is this song…. It’s the song for me and my daddy. This song will definitely be played in my wedding (to whoever he is heheh) but when the reception is almost over because I would definitely cry buckets of tears so…. end part 🙂

Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle

There’s two things I know for sure:
She was sent here from heaven and she’s
daddy’s little girl.
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes and
I thank god for all the joy in my life
Oh, but most of all
For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer;
sticking little white flowers all up in her
hair; “Walk beside the pony, Daddy, it’s my first ride.”
“I know the cake looks funny, Daddy, but I sure tried.”
In all that I’ve done wrong I know I must
have done something right to deserve a hug
every morning and butterfly kisses at night.

Sweet 16 today
She’s looking like her mama a little more everyday
One part woman, the other part girl.
To perfume and make-up from ribbons and curls
Trying her wings out in a great big world.

But I remember
Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer; sticking
little white flowers all up in her hair.
“You know how much I love you, Daddy, But if you
don’t mind I’m only gonna kiss you on the cheek this time.”
With all that I’ve done wrong I must have done
something right to deserve her love every morning
and butterfly kisses at night.

All the precious time
Like the wind, the years go by.
Precious butterfly.
Spread your wings and fly.

She’ll change her name today.
She’ll make a promise and I’ll give her away.
Standing in the bride-room just staring at her.
She asked me what I’m thinking and I said “I’m not
sure-I just feel like I’m losing my baby girl.”
She leaned over…gave me butterfly kisses with her mama there,
Sticking little white flowers all up in her hair
“Walk my down the aisle, Daddy-it’s just about time.”
“Does my wedding gown look pretty, Daddy? Daddy, don’t cry!”

Oh, with all that I’ve done wrong I must have
done something right.
To deserve your love every morning and butterfly
kisses-I couldn’t ask God for more, man this is what love is.

I know I gotta let her go, but I’ll always remember
every hug in the morning and butterfly kisses.

Daddy can you imagine this song played on my wedding day? Don’t cry hahah I’ve never seen you cry…

I love you daddy! 😉

My Heartsong(s) – Neither One Of Us
Aug 27th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Neither One of Us – Jay-R

I’ve decided to blog about my heartsongs… you know more popularly known as “theme songs”. I kinda find it corny heheh and the word “heartsong” says it more clearly for me, as in songs of the heart, songs of my heart.

You know how it is that sometimes when we hear a song and it just speaks to us? We totally get it? Maybe it is even OUR SONG. It’s like it is you singing your heart out. It speaks of what we want to say every word and every melody. It’s normal for people to want to communicate, to say our feelings but unfortunately we just don’t know how to. We can’t put the emotions through words, and luckily for us, some talented songwriter can do it for us.

Oooh I have a lot of heartsongs! Some remain over a span of many many years, some last a few months. Of course it depends on what we are going through at a specific period of our lives. And most of the time, I don’t even have to confide in you, just listen to my current heartsong and you’ll understand what I’m going through.

Some people, like me, are not that comfortable in saying my emotions, even when I already need help I just can’t voice it outloud. Im more of, “I can still handle this myself so I will do just that and continue trying…” until I explode…. oOhh and mind you they’re not colorful fireworks but loud boomerangs.

So music is really a very big part of me. It helped me go through life.  Helped me release pain, angst, and the longing. Or when I’m happy my heartsong says it too. I find a perfect heartsong to be a better friend for me, it totally understands you and what you’re going through, without judgment.

For the past few weeks its been JayR’s version of Neither One of Us… I just love how he sang it, full of emotion, full of hurt hehehe…. he’s really my favorite singer…. love him! enjoy!

It’s sad to think we’re not gonna be here
And it’s gotten to the point
Where we just can’t fake it
For some ungodly reason
We just won’t let it be

I guess neither one of us
Neither one of us wants to be the first to say good-bye

I keep wondering
Wondering
What I’m gonna do without you
And I guess you must be wondering the same thing too
So we go on
Go on together
Living a lie

Because I guess neither one of us
Neither one of us wants to be the first to say good-bye

Everytime I find the nerve
Everytime I find the nerve to say I’m leaving
Memories
Those old memories get in my way
Lord knows it’s only me
Only know it’s me
That I’m missing you
When it comes to saying good-bye
That a simple word that I just cannot say
There can be no way
There can be no way
This can have a happy ending
No, no
So we just go on
Hurting and pretending
Convincing ourselves to give it just one more try

Because I guess neither one of us
Neither one of us wants to be the first to say
Neither one of us wants to be the first to say
Neither one of us wants to be the first to say
Farewell my love
Goodbye

What the…. Oh so funny!
Aug 26th, 2009 by niceyfemme

On a sad day or even a regular day, it helps to have a dose of funny photos or anything fun to brighten up our days… I got mine from a thread in sulit.com, so guys pahiram ng mga photos ha!

Here are the ones I liked…. hayden

you can really depend on pinoys to find the funny side of things… even the most serious topics hahaha like this one… I have to say, perfection! pinoys are really talented….

funny

Oh my… no comment! Im scared of all types of karma so I’d just shut my mouth. 😉

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wheww! plenty supply of milk…. gallons of milk!

father and son

ahahaha! hahahhaha!

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🙂

manny

yeah to hell please! hmmp!24oras

hilarious! gorgeous mel… or is it mike?

mannypacman

huh?! bagay ba?

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adorable salty bubble! Oh baby….. 🙁

baby

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uyy bagay ha! nagiging cute na si pacquiao ehehhe….

bebe

Oh my bebe… the x-man…

wow

whoah!!!!! what is that?!!!!!

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Finding nemo….. Oh there he is! hahah!

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Yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!sargeant-pacman

hahahha! pwede ito….

thumbtucks

ouch!!! What the……

bff

you have to admire the humor here…..

tongue

extra extra long! is that real?

funny-pictures-ymca-cat

soo cute!

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and yucky! this one looks so real though…..

funny-stealth-fighter-plane

missing!

cutiecat

sargeant meowww!

manny2

premature kasi eh…..

sweet

sweet!

funny937

Mr. Twisted.

This is really fun.. Hopefully this made you laugh or atleast smile today. Thanks so much to the rightful owners of these photos! Thanx for brightening up our day.. Will make a part 2 of this soon…

ciao~!

I’m Craving for…. Chai Tow Kway or Fried Carrot Cake!
Aug 25th, 2009 by niceyfemme

It’s been 2 months now…. since I last had my fix of Singapore’s Carrot Cake. I used to have this favorite of mine everyday…. For breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. Yeah I’m like that, once I love something, in this case I’ll keep on eating it until I get tired of it. Carrot Cake? Still aint tired… hehehhe!

Here’s what Carrot Cake according to wikipedia…

black carrot cake

Chai tao kway (Traditional: 菜頭粿; Simplified: 菜头粿; POJ: chhài-thâu-koé; pinyin: càitǒugaǒ) is a common dish or dim sum of Teochew cuisine in Chaoshan (China), Singapore and Malaysia. It is also known as “fried carrot cake” or simply “carrot cake” in Southeast Asian countries, due to the fact that the word for daikon (POJ: chhài-thâu), one of its main ingredients, can also refer to a carrot (POJ: âng-chhài-thâu, literally “red radish”). However, it is not to be mistaken with the Western carrot cake.

It is made of rice flour and white radish. In Malaysia this is often served in large rectangular slabs which are steamed and then later fried whole.

In Singapore, however, it is more commonly cut into pieces and stir fried with soy sauce, eggs, garlic, spring onion and occasionally dried shrimp. There are two variants: the “white” version does not use sweet soy sauce, and the carrot cake is fried on top of a beaten egg to form a crust; the “black” version uses sweet soy sauce, and the egg is simply mixed in with the carrot cake.

Alternatives to Chai tao kway include those made of rice flour and taro.

carrotcake

Another photo with sambal, which for me is very very important… Black and white both my favorite! Yuuummmm!

Here is where I have tried an impressive one…. In Lau Pa Sat..

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this stall  sells  popular Char Kway Teow.. Oh here’s a photo of this other favorite..

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Here I was in the same stall, confused which to order first pineapple fried rice or this char kway teow.

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Oooh! Like I can taste this… so spicy! 😉 and another favorite but oh-so-expensive…. Chicken Satay!satay

I don’t know but i like to pair this with Pineapple Fried Rice… (BTW, the photos marked keropok obviously I got from the internet.. these are the nicest I’ve found. Thanx to the owner of the photos!)

I have a lot of favorites, I can’t even mention all of them. There’s Salad Chicken Rice in Seng Huat in Bugis (as hot as hell but worth it) But going back, the one thing I’m really craving for right now is Chai tow kway… I have done researching in the internet so I could make it here in Manila… One thing missing… Sambal! I don’t know where to buy here or if it’s even available here. Could someone please tell me where to buy? I should have bought a big bottle when I was in there the last time. (Btw, the last time, I brought back green chillies and Chicken rice mix in bottle, but stupid me, I forgot to put in my checked in luggage so it was confiscated by the strict airport guy…)

Hmmm… Me, myself and I don’t stop until I get my fix heheh… So for now let me just share with you this video of carrot cake… I should be contented just watching for now huhuhuh….. ;(

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ1zDc3skIk]

MAPSA – Makati’s Yellow Police
Aug 24th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Last week I went home to Bulacan to visit my Nanay (Lola-Grandmother). Everything was fine, not too traffic, just the usual dose of traffic we all experience here in Manila.

Had to be in my Mom’s office by 1630H, so we could try to avoid traffic. By, 1600H I was already in Makati Ave., corner Gil Puyat Ave (formerly Buendia), parked in the Petron station there, ate some ice cream and waited for a friend. Around 1645H had to go to my Mom’s office, I was in a hurry but still careful.

Guess what? A MAPSA (Makati Public Safety Assistance) yellow police stopped me and asked for my license then told me I was swerving! My ass i wasn’t! I knew what was happening (you know what I mean) but I don’t want to do it. Why would I accept or admit Im wrong when I was  not? It’s just not me. So I waited for my ticket. It took him forever to write that little ticket of his! I have to admit though that because I hate what he’s doing and I was in a hurry then and I felt like he’s giving me trouble for something I didn’t do, I lost my cool. I shouted, “What’s taking forever for that ticket?! And I’ll be needing your name too!” He gave me an obstruction ticket, wherein he said he should write there swerving violation which has a higher penalty. He’s trying to “negotiate” something and I knew that. I said, “I don’t care! Give me the ticket and Im not giving you any money!”.

I realized that those yellow police are there to wait for some traffic violations or even make some, and not to help make the traffic better. Seems like they have lost sight of their main purpose here.

Btw, can they really confiscate your license at first offense? I know that they could only do so when you are involved in an accident or when it’s your third offense already and you haven’t paid yet. And that only a certified policeman can write the ticket and not a yellow policeman. Ooohh! I had a lotta things to contest.

I actually planned to go there and get my license myself and make a complaint. Give them their own dose of medicine but it’s word of their own against mine so I let my mom have someone get it for me. But next time, Ooohh I hope there won’t be a next one but if there is, I’ll make sure I’ll record everything. I know better now.

I can see that Makati City, like Singapore is a fine city. I don’t contest Singapore’s way of doing it. But Makati’s? I guess the money from traffic violations, go to the city’s fund, then to Mayor Binay’s informercials.

I hate politics! and money! Root of all evil.

I’m In Love!
Aug 21st, 2009 by niceyfemme

Well, what can I do? Somebody stole my heart… I loove staring at the smiling face, listening to every giggle…. The big round eyes, small sounds that’s just from heaven.. Just so adorable! I’m only human who can fall this hard… So I would just share with all of you the love of my life….

She’s Maiya.  So chatty and she loves the camera. So precious.

With such a happy baby around I’ll never be bored my whole life!

Can’t wait for my own.  Someday.

OMG! Breastfeeding….. at 8 years old
Aug 20th, 2009 by niceyfemme

While the first post I posted is the cutest and most adorable clip I’ve seen recently, this one kind of makes you think if this is just simply natural or not.

I thought that kids who still drink milk in bottles at around 6 or 7 is a little beyond normal then what do we call this? I mean breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful thing in the world but extended for this long?

It’s her body and they’re her kids so it’s her right, right?

 Is there even nutrients in them like when they were a baby? I’m no expert here so….

Scientist believe that extended breastfeeding produce higher I.Q. in children… So given that, will you consider breastfeeding your kids until 8? Or beyond that?

Sweetest Little Baby!
Aug 20th, 2009 by niceyfemme

I just fell in love with this baby… She talks to the camera while her mom breastfed her…. I swear she’s just the cutest! Can I have her? 🙂

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