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dancing again

Posted: July 5, 2013 in dance, fun, personal
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I am learning a new dance, a challenging one, for me at least. This is something that I haven’t done in quite a while now. It’s tough. But it’s fun. And exciting. And painful. And I am loving every second of it.

My knees are sore from all the kneeling that’s required in the dance. My back is aching from all the arching and contracting that I have to do. My neck hurting from whipping my head left and right, up and down. But despite all these aches and pains that I feel, I am still excited, very much looking forward to the next dance session on Tuesday.

Four nights! I still have to wait four nights to learn the choreography to the next part of the song.  (more…)

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SYTYCD 10

Posted: May 15, 2013 in dance, fun, tv
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Aaaaahhhh! These promos from Fox featuring the all-stars have got me all excited about the new season of so you think you can dance! As a frustrated dancer, I have been a fan of the show from the very first season where Melody, a Filipina, came second to Nick Lazarini! Can’t wait to see the show and what new things they’ve decided to put in. I hope they retain much of the format and rules from the previous season though! Aaaaahhh!

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The promo features (from 7 to 1) Kathryn, Robert, Witney, Twitch, Lauren, Mark and Neil.

The cutest canines

Posted: May 4, 2013 in fun, personal
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Introducing the cutest dogs ever! Haha. Those are our dogs. From top left clockwise – Pilo, Chichi, JT and Chichi. Aren’t they adorable? =)

Apple is the oldest among them. JT, Chichi and Pilo’s offspring, was the youngest since about 2 weeks ago.
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2fuse

Posted: May 3, 2013 in fun, technology

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Currently addicted to this game – 2fuse. It’s available for iOS and android for free.

It’s a game that tests the speed of your eyes and your fingers. And based on my results on playing this game, neither my eyes or my fingers are fast enough. Haha.

That’s my sister’s score there on the top left of the photo – 490,140. She can do up to 500k ++.  Her husband’s high score goes up to 600k++.  A few friends have scores of at least a million.  I, on the other hand, can only manage up to 300,000 even with full upgrades. Hehe

I am still very much enjoying the game though despite my modest scores.  I think it helps rewire my brain somehow. Haha. Hopefully, it can restore lost neural connections and make me smarter.

How about you?  What’s your high score?

The Voice Season 4

Posted: March 30, 2013 in fun, tv
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When the show “The Voice” first aired. I immediately took to its format. It was refreshing, different from the rest of the singing competitions.  But I didn’t like the judges they chose.  Well, I like Adam Levine. I didn’t know Blake Shelton then but eventually, his funny antics and comments made me like him, too. It was Ceelo that I thought was off as a judge. But that’s just me. And while Christina Aguilera can easily out-sing anyone, in the battle of the pop stars, I still prefer Britney over her.

So in the fourth installment of The Voice, Usher and Shakira were very welcome changes to the judge line up.  The dynamics, chemistry among the four was way better. It was fun to watch the banter, the exchange of playful jibes.

But I only do enjoy The Voice during the blind auditions.  I don’t really quite understand why they have to pit their chosen singers against each other. Let’s see if this season will be able to capture my attention till the very end of the season…

Summer vacation

Posted: March 29, 2013 in food, fun, travel
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Summer is already here. I have been too busy with work the past few months and I haven’t really taken any long breaks so far. The holy week is the first long break after Christmas and I have taken advantage of it.  The pictures above were taken with my samsung galaxy note 2 during the Christmas vacation last year. We went home to Cagayan for Christmas and visited my dad’s hometown. It was a respite from all the pollution in Manila. Flowers, trees and fresh air! Ah, the provincial life.

I experience this simple, refreshing just once in a while, only when there are long holidays at work. There used to be so much more of these with the past president but PNoy is intent on implementing his ‘tuwid na daan” program and refuses to move around the holidays to create long weekends, which we, the middle working class, can use to go home to our respective provinces.

Anyway, so I went home this Holy week to Nueva Ecija, my mom’s hometown.  It was, as is always the case, a gastronomic fest.  My parents have their own little farm. Not fancy.  Not the haciendero type of thing but they have more than enough livestock, fruits and vegetables for their daily consumption.  Everything is fresh. The vegetables, the eggs, the chicken, the fruits!

For Good Friday, since meat is not allowed, we had to catch fish from the fish pond. But aside from the fish, there were tiny freshwater shrimps too!  Look at that catch!

 

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So we had grilled fish and shrimp for lunch and sinigang for dinner! Yumyumyum! This gastronomic feast goes on for two more days! I have already gained a pound or two and will perhaps gain some more. Haha.. I better go back to the gym to dance all these calories off when I get back to Manila!

 

where have all the fun gone?

Posted: March 25, 2013 in fun, personal
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I believe I was fun then… I think. I traveled a lot. Danced in the rain. Performed in front of people. Bungee jumped. Cartwheeled in public. Played competitive sports.

Where have all the fun gone?

Work has made me so busy, I barely have time to have fun.  Not that work isn’t fun. Hmmm, actually, lately, most times, it isn’t anymore because of the stress and the pressure. But… wait, what was the point I was making? Oh yes, I am too tired most days that all I wanna do after work is be a couch potato or sleep.

Where have all the fun gone?

I was browsing through some of my posts earlier and I chanced upon this: http://wp.me/pSFEP-mM.  It’s almost a year after but I still haven’t even come close to doing one of the items listed here. I am boring. Ugh.

Where have all the fun gone?

The fun is still there, shelved somewhere. I hope. Bits and pieces are creeping through.  I woke up very early this morning to join a mini-dance mob to celebrate our aerobics instructor’s birthday.  That was fun. I resolve to have more of that, more of the fun. I hope to be able to unearth it soon enough before all the toxicity consumes me.

The fun is still there, waiting to be found.