Guess Who Got Back Together Last Valentine’s Day

It’s Ken and Barbie!

And they’re more than excited to share their renewed love in their respective Facebook pages (here and here).



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Happy Birthday, CBS!

Exactly on February 14, three years ago, while the rest of the world coupled and celebrated the day of love, Cebu Bloggers Society was born. Pioneered by a small group of individuals who shared the passion for blogging, it has grown to be one of the most formidable organizations when it comes to online media.

On February 19, 3PM, at Pagcor Casino Filipino-Parkmall, CBS will once again toast to another year of lots of fun, charity, wonderful memories, new members, and better opportunities.

Happy birthday, CBS!

Okay, Here’s the Deal for the Next Few Weeks

I knew there’s something really wrong when I started reading “rare” as “rape” (like “rare pre-war films”). I know it sounds weird, but it’s true.

I am tired lately. I hardly sleep at all. I haven’t done anything productive besides work. I haven’t gone out for long periods of time, and now it feels like I’m just stuck.

So once and for all, I’m making a deal with myself. Either I shape up or feel more miserable each day. What I’m planning to do in the next few weeks are these:


1. Meditate for at least 15 minutes.

2. Read my scripture guide.

3. Drink at least a full glass of raw fruit and vegetable juice. I’ve done this before, so definitely I can do this again.

4. Cut back on meat and increase intake on fish.

5. Get a lot of vitamin D. I’ve come across plenty of researches that say vitamin D is very much needed for calcium absorption. And since women are prone to osteoporosis, it’s important for us, for me, to get enough sunlight. My goal? At least 20 minutes.

This is also something I’m looking forward to. I really wanted a bike so I could move around the block and get my exercise, but Bernard suddenly changed his mind and said no. Now he just wants me to do a lot of things in the front yard, like water the plants. I’m planning to take it a notch higher by getting my own bench, colorful pots, and a lot more flowers.

6. Spend less time on television. I’ve always been a couch potato, so reducing my TV time is like detoxifying myself from my main source of addiction. But studies show that spending more than 4 hours in front of the television increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Plus TV doesn’t really get me anywhere, except on the sofa.

That’s it for now. Let’s wait and see if I’m disciplined enough to do all these.


PS: I miss my grandfather. He would have turned 81 this February 28.

A Cynic on Valentine’s Day

Don’t get me wrong. I love love. I love the idea of love, and I love to be loved. I love giving love and be surrounded by love. I love a lot of people, my pet, my house, and my work. Love has been with me since I can remember.

I just don’t like Valentine’s Day. I don’t like to receive flowers or teddy bears. The one time I decided to join the fun was when I was first year college, and I regretted it. I was embarrassed to do that, more so because it was I who wooed the man.

If I had my way–yes, Bernard, I want you to hear me out–I want to just have a casual dinner with my husband in our home with a home-cooked meal I’ll be praying I won’t over- or undercook. Then we’ll watch Fringe, Criminal Minds, and other forensic show there is on cable.  Or I’ll dig among the CDs and DVDs until I can find a compilation of old-school Star Trek  Original episodes and watch “The City on the Edge of Forever.” Or perhaps since it’s Humor Night (I just made that up) in Starworld, we’ll have a large dose of How I Met Your Mother and Gary Unmarried.

Seriously, I just don’t think we need one day to remind ourselves love is special. Worse, love shouldn’t be defined by dinners, roses, chocolates (okay, chocolate’s fine), and other gifts. Just like Christmas, the real meaning of the day shouldn’t be confined to February 14. Everyone should live by its tenets all throughout his or her life.

Watch a Play This Weekend

Got nothing better to do this weekend?  I invite you to watch a play produced by the the University of San Carlos College of Nursing Student Body Organization with Teatro Sugbo Incorporated.

It’s entitled White Shoes.

White Shoes is about decisions and fate. Five nursing students believe they are destined for something great, but their own decisions are pulling them to other directions.

It’s also a story about struggles and almost-endless fights for the good things in life,  and about love and sacrifice.

The play will be at Onstage Cinema 1, Ayala Center-Cebu, on February 11 to 12, Friday and Saturday. Schedules to choose are 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm, with a special morning performance at 10am on Saturday.

Ticket price is at Php 130.

Fore more details, you can contact Emma at 09222943817.

Not Giving Up the Fight

A few hours ago, I was more than ready to let go of everything even if I had no idea what to do after. I was already tired. It felt like I wasn’t really good at something.

I was depressed–until a realization hit me.

I thought if I would give up now, then I would just end up being a loser. It would not prove anything except that I am a quitter. And I don’t like that thought. Not an ounce.

If I already feel like running to the nearest exit because of  a small problem such as this, then there’s no way I can deal with bigger issues. I might as well not live at all.

So I will continue to move forward while taking on the challenge to be better. I just hope that all the hard work I’ll put in from now on will be rewarded.