Friday, October 01, 2004

Although today I don't have class, I went to school in order to attend the general assembly. So why did I attend? Because food is provided. Instead of staying home with no food on the ref and let my stomach grumble, I went to school. Hehe. That's all.

I miss Aiko already! Come home na!

I better update my blog.

Saturday, May 01, 2004

We have discovered a cheaper way to communicate with my family and relatives in Canada. We don't have to make screwy international calls nor have to worry about our damn telephone bill when calling them to Canada. 2 weeks ago, Shirley arrived from Canada and had something for us from my brother. It's a DVG 1120 Broadband voice gateway. The only problem was....How the hell could we get it working!!!

(My sister and I) We looked for an AVR to plug in the 110v voice gateway or VoIP, set aside the necessary cables then we followed the instruction manual. But nothing happened from following the instruction manual. So, we tried other possible connections to make the status light, from blinking red, to steady green. But nothing, we couldn't just get it working. Frustrated, we didn't bother to make it work anymore and left it to dust.

2 weeks later, my brother called us from Canada and told us we better make it work coz he has been paying for the subscription fee already. He gave us a site and found out, there was an additional instructions to follow! hmp. (That's why we can't make it work coz we have to make some configurations.)

Finally, the status light turned green. Yippee! Only one problem left. The phone and the phone line. Where will we dial the phone number if the line is connected from the wall jack to the VoIP??? The three of us were arguing and shouting like crazy and we kept on repeating what my sis and I have said earlier because my bro didn't understood our situation. He just wasn't listening. If there's someone watching us, he/she'll definitely think we were angry or maybe, crazy, but actually, we're not. Finally, after fiery arguments and deafening shoutings with my lil bro, we finally got it!!! Yun pala, we need another cable to connect the phone to the VoIP. Sheesh! Hindi man lang sinabi. We weren't told about needing a new cable for that. But anyway, the fruit of our labor is sweet...heehee. We can talk to them as long as we want to without worrying expensive international phone calls. Because using this VoIP is like we are living in Canada. So it's Canada to Canada. Local Canadian rates apply.
Just thought of a slogan:

Technology : Breaking barriers.

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

school days are over. Must find something productive to do this summer.
I was planning to study Japanese language this summer but my dad did not allow me. Well, I think he's right. I should finish what I've started before jumping to another thing. I've taken french lessons last year and spanish during my college days in cksc but I've only reached level 2. I guess I have to review my French before enrolling this coming May.
(coz I've completely forgotten them ^_^;;;;;)

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Eating galore this afternoon! heehee. After eating ice monster, we looked for another food stall, and another, and another. We had tuna wrap (the taste isn't so special), thumbs up ice cream (taste ordinary too...magnolia lang yun e.), and Bizu (sarap ng chocolates nila!! kyaaa!!!) Sarap kumain!!! Mas lalo na pag libre!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2004

I'm still figuring out how to use autocad. ;_; Submission for the final plate will be march 29 and I'm still in exploring stage. ;_;. sniff.
Too many things to do by next week. I have to finish FREEDRAW, BASICAD, INTERDES, FOTOGRA within 2 weeks! ack!! Cram cram cram!!!

Monday, March 08, 2004

Last saturday, I had such a great time. We're supposed to attend a friend's bday party but since they started late, aiks and I decided to greet him happy birthday, leave the gift and left.

Feeling hungry, we ate first before we went home. First stop was Bizu. They had such tasty desserts that I've never eaten something like it. It was heavenly, but very expensive. :( If only they weren't that expensive, I could have ordered another piece. Not having enough, we entered another restaurant Banana leaf Curry. The food was good but it doesn't taste anything special plus expensive too.
Grabe. Even there were only 2 of us, we're so noisy. We were laughing most of the time. She has been out of the country for 10 days and now she's back loaded with lots of stories and bloopers straight from Japan. I just can't stop laughing at that time. She also brough me home some chocolates too. How I love those chocolates...yummy!
This one's the funniest! Teehee. An excerpt from "Mga Kwento Ni Aiko sa Japan."

An american missionary called the Japanese missionary couple in their house.

American Missionary: Hello, Mrs. ____ may I speak to your husband?
Japanese wife: Just a moment, I change my husband.

The wife didn't know what it meant until that day. She always say "I change my husband" for quite some time already, instead of saying "I'll call my husband."

Friday, March 05, 2004

lookie lookie dyeanne's work ------> not just that link but look at all of her artworks!! It's worth your time (and your internet card). It just inspires me to practice and improve on my art skill so that I could reach that level. ü
Yay! Aiko's back. hehe üüü. At least my depression has subsided a little. Sad for the grades I've received this term. So low =(. I hope I can catch up in the finals and become a deans lister. Must work harder.

I just hate the COMORAL subject. It's an english speech subject and I am VERY VERY bad at it. I feel so nervous everytime I stand in front of people. If only they credited my speech subject in Chiang Kai, I don't have to feel this way again. I feel so stupid everytime I stand in front of many people, and give a stupid smile with matching stuttering speech. Argh!! I hate the thought of it.

But I guess, in a way, it may be good for me. It may help me improve myself, add confidence and who knows one day this girl would be the greatest speaker in the world...bwahahaha.
I'm feeling weird these past few weeks. I hate it. I can't think clearly.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Goodness, I have to go back to Quaipo for the 3rd time. So bothersome.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

kyaaa.............The weather's getting hotter :(
Seems like my metabolism is getting faster. I easily get hungry nowadays. Must be the aloe vera product that i've been drinking.
Aiks still in Japan. Sigh.
That Pamela song is running through my head. So annoying yet I can't get the tune out of my mind.
Election's drawing closer and closer. I haven't registered yet. I'm still a minor (would you believe that :p) just kidding of course. But if given a chance to vote, I would vote for Lacson. An iron-fist ruler is what this country need. This country needs someone who can dicipline its citizens.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Today's News: Mwahahaha! Those swindlers deserve it! May you all rot in jail.
Just last year, those credit card swindlers visited our shop. They bought 30 bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue (market value = P 4500.00 per bottle) and dive computers that costs about 10,000-30,000 pesos using fraudulent credit cards. They also visited other dive shops around Makati and bought the same thing. I wasn't there to see how those f*cking bastards look like. My sister was there. There was something suspicious about them. We didn't have enough stock available in the store. We asked for their address so we could deliver it, but they refused. They prefer to pick it up in the store. My sister was already suspicious about them. They came back the next day to pick up the goods. Armed with digi cam, she took their pictures and their car's plate number. Unfortunately, she missed the face^_^;;; After a week, the bank called and informed us about the fraud.
Recently, they swindled P 80,000 worth of groceries in Rustan's. There they met their fate. mwahahahaha. I don't care whether they were or weren't the one who went to our store. We were victimized by these organized crimes and as victims, we are happy that justice is served.
In their many years in business, my parents have seen lots of different fraud techniques. Some will ask you to deliver the goods to one corner and collect the money in another corner. After leaving them to collect the money, they will run away with the goods. Some will confuse you with change. Some will pay in cheque that would later bounce.
There are really lots of technique. That's why my parents are very cautious when it comes to goods and money matters. If somebody near us was swindled, they would lecture and remind us right away about their experiences and recent swindling techniques. That's why, we are not easily fooled by anybody.
a chat between my achi (older sister) and my shoti (younger brother) about the fruit juicer. Shoti is in Canada for about a year already. This isn't the actual chat between them but it's more of my summary of their chat.

achi: bumili na ba kayo ng fruit juicer?
shoti: yup
achi: paano mo nilagay yung carrot sa juicer?
shoti: you top it, tail it, wash it, slice it, and then juice away!
whoa! my shoti is speaking to us in english. I know there's nothing wrong in speaking the language. It's just it's my shoti. We usually speak in tagalog and we're used to that. From that convesation alone, he is beginning to sound like a coñoboy. Hehe.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Wall climbing is tiring. I feel I lose my sense of touch. I can't hold my things properly, as if my hands are numb. But it's fun though. Not fun when you're on your way to the top, but when you're back on the ground, you'll think it's fun...hehehe.
~ mind is not working anymore. Need to sleep. Gusto ko pa magsulat pro antok na ako.

Friday, February 13, 2004

I felt guilty waking my dad up so early at 2am because of the *bwisit* stomach pain. It's not the usual pain of wanting to defecate nor and ulcer pain, coz it involves all parts of my stomach. The pain was something like there are knots in your intestines. I waited for some time for it to subside because I don't want to disturb my parents from their sleep. It didn't subside but it went worse. So, I woke my dad up because I can't take the pain anymore. When we arrived at the hospital, the pain subsided. $heeSH. Anyway, nevermind that. My dad didn't feel well too. For that whole day, he didn't felt well and he tolerated it, not wanting to visit the doctor. Maybe my stomachache was a good thing. I was thinking, maybe God, through my stomach pain, was telling my dad to see the doctor. ehehe...God communicates with us in a very unusual way.... The doctor checked his blood pressure and it was very high. It must be the stress and the lack of sleep (plus his bad eating habits, of course....argh....his unstoppable appetite!) that made him feel dizzy. I think that's the sign of a near heart attack.

Me and my dad have so much in common. the walk, the face, the attitude, and including sickness :( (except for the heart disease...buti nalng)

My parents aren't getting any younger. And I, so young and full of energy, am being unproductive:( At this time, we should be the one managing our business already and my parents having the time of their lives, relaxing and enjoying life. It's time for them to rest after working so hard for many years already. I'll remind myself that constantly. Be productive!


This guy is pretty interesting. I haven't met someone like him. He is a good conversationalist. He can make the speaker feel comfortable with him. Looking forward to those little chat again ^_^. Hope we can become good friends.


Filipino guys vs. Chinese guys in general
Filipino guys are much friendlier than Chinese. Chinese guys are snob. They will not talk to you unless they're interested in you or they need something from you. If you tried to communicate with them, the'll just answer in one sentence or a word. Chinese guys are cold. hehe. (like me)

side note: i'm not complaining. just an observation.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

feeling sick. ugh. first it was cough. now it's my ankle....arhg! this is killing me. After coughing hard for 3 weeks, my left ankle is swelling. My dad has this kind of symptoms too. Redness, pain, heat and swelling, usually in toe or ankle. He said it is gout, some kind of athritis(sp?). It is common to people who have high uric acid. Purine rich foods can increase your uric acid. But I don't remember eating purine rich foods anyway (which includes beans, tofu, nuts, etc.) I went to intercon lab. to take a blood test. The results were normal. My uric acid level is normal. Cholesterol level is normal. But after taking my results to my doctor, she said I should have taken urinalysis too, which I thought would be useless....hay....because sometimes blood test isn't enough to see if my uric acid is high or not.

This wasn't the first time it happened to me. The last time was....I think last 2 years. I didn't took it seriously....but this time...I will.

Hirap magkasakit. From now on, I will try to have a healthy diet....*sniff* which means, no more soya milk( favorite), no more crabs, shrimps, and other seafoods (except fish of course....thank goodness), peanuts, etc.