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Posted: August 14, 2013 in mission, news, personal
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Fear- and tear-inducing footage of the tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011.  You should watch the video to see how powerful Mother Nature can be.

The initial 3 minutes of the video shows the almost empty river, obviously the water has receded.  Sirens, announcements are blaring in the background.  I assume that people are being asked to move to a higher ground.

Then the water starts coming in and I think to myself, maybe this is town is very far from the places I saw on TV that were totally immersed in flood and debris.  But for 15 minutes, water kept on rushing.  The water in the river rose and rose until it overflowed into the streets and then into the nearby playground.  And then the water brought in small debris, and then cars and boats and finally houses!


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…)


Posted: July 5, 2013 in personal
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We are always in a rush. We set our alarms very early in the morning. Get up. Prepare. Have breakfast. Shower. Dress up. Commute to work. Plan our day. Attend meetings. Write reports. Instruct staff. Follow up previous orders. Report to the boss. Have lunch. Go back to work. Attend more meetings. Make more reports. Answer emails. Answer calls. Make calls. Reprimand inefficient staff. Call for a meeting.  Prepare to go home. Commute. Go to the gym. Prepare dinner. Eat dinner. Watch the news while cleaning up. Prepare for the next day. Shower. Go to bed. Read reports and transcripts. Sleep. *Repeat*


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:  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.

Belly Good

Posted: January 23, 2013 in personal
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Ugh. I am getting fat. Not fat yet. But you know, on my way there.  Haha…  I have probably gained about 4 kilograms already since the holidays and am still putting on more and more each day. I have been a glutton these past few weeks plus I’ve not had my usual exercise (dancing) for a few weeks now.

I am far from being obese. At least, that’s what I am hoping. Wait, let me make sure of that… Lemme get my calculator to compute for my BMI (body mass index)… Oooppsss.. Apparently, I am nearly there. MY BMI is at 22.8. That’s still on the normal side but just two tenths shy of being overweight by Asian standards.  If I gain another kilogram, I’d already be considered overweight!!!! Nooooooo!

I have got to exercise and eat better! I have got to! Ugh. And I was planning to eat one more donut. At 10pm! Yeah. Unhealthy. Hahaha. But the donuts are begging me to devour them. The box says they (the donuts) are at their best up to three days from date of purchase. Last day tomorrow! So, I do have to finish them, right? Right? hahaha

Catching Up

Posted: March 21, 2011 in personal
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The day started out slow – waking up sluggish and tired from too many sleepless nights with my neck and back aching like an old man with osteoarthritis.  I had very few things planned.  It’s Sunday anyway.  They say you are supposed to rest and just be grateful for all the things that has come your way.  It was already 9 in the morning and I wasn’t feeling like getting up from and leaving my pillows lonely on my comfortable bed.  It was still too early to get up, for a weekend at least (based on my standards, of course).  So I stayed nestled under the covers snuggling with my pillows while reading tweets from the night before.

I got up after an hour, thirsty and hungry.  But after rummaging through my fridge and cupboard, I was only able to find choc-nut, a brand of peanut milk chocolate candy.  Too lazy to call for food delivery, more so to cook, I decided to just stuff myself with the choc-nut.

When I finally summoned enough energy, I proceeded with more tweeting and facebooking while watching some downloaded shows.  A few minutes after Thia Megia’s performance on American Idol Season 10, while Jennifer Lopez was criticizing her for not utilizing her whole potential as a singer, my phone rang.  My friend, A.L. called inviting me to lunch.


I hope the increased incidence of earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, tsunamis and other calamities are just signs of great technological advancement.  I hope it all just means that we have improved our equipment so much that everything is detected.  I hope it just means that we have improved news reporting and communication so much that we are so much more aware of everything that is happening all around the world.

I hope it doesn’t mean that mother earth is making us feel her wrath for all the damage we have done to her so far. I hope it doesn’t mean that global warming is now so critical, disturbances in weather, sea levels and plates will become even more frequent.  I hope it doesn’t mean that the Mayans were right about their prediction of the end of the world.

Technological advancement or end of the world, we only have one true weapon right now, PRAYERS.  Whatever religion, whichever Almighty Being we believe in, let us all pray for the world, for us, for everyone’s sake.

The devastation in Japan, in pictures c/o The New York Times.