Friday, March 24

Week 3

This is the 3rd week of my morning excercise. Whew. Jogging in the morning can get you very dark. I can see my lines. To top it all, today, I didn't go jogging but went swimming instead. Man! I'm getting even darker!
I'm hungry and always so thirstry because of the diet pills and I'm forcing myself not to eat. Does jade feel this way all the time? There's always a complain coming from the central part of your body, namely the stomach. I ahven't been eating breakfast. My fullest meal is lunch (sometimes) and dinner is soup or nothing at all.
What a way just to climb a mountain!
But what am I exactly doing?
I've awakened last night as if shook. Nope. Just me.
Someting banged in me and it's not my huinger pains.
I'm now asking: What the hell am I doing? It's not the diet thing or the watching your health thing. It's the realization that all those things I watch on Tyra TV were true. I'm letting the world control who I am and what I look like!!!
Think you're not guilty? Yes you are!

Monday, March 20

House of Fury

Your dad says he's a secret agent...
You better beleive him!
See my review on House of Fury

Thursday, March 16

Problem with PLDT

We are currently subscribed to Bell Telephone because of an incident.
We used to be PLDT but then they sent a bill of more than 5,000.00 for several long distance calls to an island in the pacific called Tubaloo. Where? Me no know.
Anyways, we insisted (and submited afidavits) that we did not call. We don't even know where the hell or what the hell is Tubaloo. So, while the case is pending, we are still being singiled.
So this doesn't repeat, we cut out phone lines and switched to Bell. It has a package of cabled internet, phone and cable TV for 3,500.00 a month.
Now, a letter from an attourney representing PLDT came saying we are ordered to pay the 5,000.00 plus lawyer fee because they hired a lawyer.
What the hell!
Nice way to make money no? Accuse a stupid phone call and charge plus lawyer fee.
We might have been hacked but that's not our fault. Whoever hacked our phonelines will get Karma!
To everyoe who reads this, tell me if you know of other people who have similar cases.
This is injustice!
I hope makarma rin PLDT!

Tuesday, March 14

Eat Drink and be Buried

Finally, finished another book. Not much in the reading spree. Wonder why? Maybe because I usually read in class and between them.
Eat Drink and be Buried by Peter King
It's a nice read.
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Presenting the Gormet Detective. When the world finest restaurants needs help in finding ingredients, lost recipes and methods of cooking, they turn to the renown Gormet Detective.
A little away from London is a mansion, an old medieval castle like mansion with glorious as well as gory history. The dysfunctional family who owns it hired the Gormet Detective to medievalize the menu. As he was evaluating the festivities of the castle, a jouster turns up dead. The Gormet Detective beleives it is poisoning. The owner hires him for an extra job, to find what poison and who poisoned the jouster.
Easy work for a man with taste? Not really. When you're busy being shot by an arrow then a shot gun, finding out you're the main suspect and getting in between sibling rivalries. What a mess for an esteemed chef!
Personal Commets: Very tasty description of food. I must say, the ending is rather abrupt. In the whole book and possibly the rest of the series of Peter King, the Gormet Detective's name is never mentioned. How does he do it? Read and find out.
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Sunday, March 12

One Girl's Junk



To get rid of your old things in Japan, you pay the garbage man to get it.
To get rid of your old things in the Philippines, you sell it. What a way to earn some extra cash.
Diki and I were super sun burned yesterday but it was worth it.
We sold out old clothes, old bags, old shoe rack and other junk we needed to get rid. We didn't get rid of it all but we did get a good amount.
Wen we started at 8:30, people knocked on our doorsteps even before we started set-up. Early birds! Well, they bought quite a lot. After ten, lesser people came. People came by in waves again at around 2:30. It's always fun having a yard sale. People try thier bargaining skills on you.
May pahabol today. She knocked on our door this morning and bought 180.00 worth of old stuffs.

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While waitng for customers, I took my camera and took some snaps at my little angels. Well, feeling angels in cat fur.

Meowy cat sleeping.
Kawaii!
Tee hee hee!

Furrry!!

Broke Back Mountain Cats!!!

OOOH! CAught in the act! Joke!

Fatty takes care of Pepper.

Oh looky! Pepper is growing old already. He's no longer this small innocent cat!

I'll post more meowy pictures at my shutterfly.

http://maitypix.shutterfly.com

Friday, March 10

Good Bye Mountain...

The second largest mountain in the wolrd, largest in the Phillipines... Mt. Apo
I thought I was to conquer it on April. I thought I was to find the adventure of a lifetime.
Gee, I climbed Romblom after graduating from High School, let's climb Apo now that I'm graduate college.
Not a bad dream whne you know me. Once I set my heart, I an determined.
Now, shattered. The big Maita can't get the big Apo. Why? 'Coz I'm too big. My dream's too big isn't it. It all comes down to being big.
When you thought nobody cared about being big anymore, big truth hits. Man! That hurts... Big time!
Not only because maybe, just maybe, it's true but because of the lack of confidence people have in my capabilities. I have to always prove myself ten times better than anyone.
My idol in life is Samu Hung. He's fat but good! Real Good.
Now, I like Tocara (from America's Next Top Model Season 3). She fouhgt, honey. As in. I thought she'd make it farther. Too bad. The world's not ready for her.
But is the world ready for me?
Is this world really ready for me?
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I pose this letter so one day, I look back in my archive and be very determined.
See how the world sees me and it brings out the fire in me. I will keep on fighting until I get what I deserve and I'll keep on showing what I can do because I know I deserve more credit just because I'm over-weight.
Dear Maitz,
I'm sorry if I have to douse your fire and refuse your coming along to the climb. At least not this year yet. It's definitely not a walk in the ramp, believe me, especially if you're not that physically prepared for it. The strain of the climb -- 3 kms. vertical distance -- will just be too much for you, considering that you have not properly trained for it, and to put it bluntly, you're a bit overweight. The climb is on April 5 to 9, less than a month away. When you and your sisters are ready for Mt. Apo, then you'll have a great time. Otherwise, you'll all only be crying the same refrain -- "WHOSE 'GREAT' IDEA WAS THIS???" (BOO-HOO-HOO).
Hi maits,
i concur with tito momong. you need more preparation. the last time i went up to mount apo (with Jona and Kuya Elvin) sobrang kulang ako sa prep. no conditioning. in fact, i found out i was going for the climb only the day before we were set to leave for mt. apo. when i got down from the mountain, all my toe nails were dead. hehe. all ten of them. and it took me one year to grow them back. imagine how painful it was going up and down. suggest you heed tito momong's advise and prepare for next year's climb na lang. you might want to practice muna in one of the smaller mountains here in luzon. Good luck.Kuya

Tuesday, March 7

Updated Johari Window

hehe. more people answered now.

Mind contributing too? http://kevan.org/johari?name=Maity

Arena

(known to self and others)

able, dependable, friendly, giving, loving

Blind Spot

(known only to others)

caring, complex, confident, energetic, happy, idealistic, independent, ingenious, intelligent, introverted, kind, knowledgeable, modest, proud, quiet, religious, responsive, self-assertive, self-conscious, sentimental, shy, spontaneous

Fa├žade

(known only to self)

trustworthy

Unknown

(known to nobody)

accepting, adaptable, bold, brave, calm, cheerful, clever, dignified, extroverted, helpful, logical, mature, nervous, observant, organised, patient, powerful, reflective, relaxed, searching, sensible, silly, sympathetic, tense, warm, wise, witty

Dominant Traits

57% of people agree that Maity is able

All Percentages

able (57%) accepting (0%) adaptable (0%) bold (0%) brave (0%) calm (0%) caring (28%) cheerful (0%) clever (0%) complex (14%) confident (14%) dependable (14%) dignified (0%) energetic (14%) extroverted (0%) friendly (28%) giving (14%) happy (14%) helpful (0%) idealistic (42%) independent (28%) ingenious (14%) intelligent (14%) introverted (14%) kind (14%) knowledgeable (14%) logical (0%) loving (28%) mature (0%) modest (14%) nervous (0%) observant (0%) organised (0%) patient (0%) powerful (0%) proud (42%) quiet (28%) reflective (0%) relaxed (0%) religious (14%) responsive (14%) searching (0%) self-assertive (14%) self-conscious (28%) sensible (0%) sentimental (14%) shy (14%) silly (0%) spontaneous (14%) sympathetic (0%) tense (0%) trustworthy (0%) warm (0%) wise (0%) witty (0%)

Created by the Interactive Johari Window on 7.3.2006, using data from 7 respondents.
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Sunday, March 5

The Psychology of Grim, Billy and Mandy


Simple mindless cartoons? That's what dad thinks!
It actually shows a sort of truth to people and kids. Maybe also about what lurks beneath.
The way I see "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" is something psychological. Psychological or plain psycho? You decide.
Grim:
Grim, a nice bag of bones. Scary but scared all the time. By who? A kid. He wears a dress and is still attached to his "dead" relatives.
He's actually quite skilled. Filled with family recipes. He can conjure up anything from the world of the undead. However, there is always a catch.
Trying to escape from his captors (the kids) shows that he's constantly trying to seek independence. He has all the means but he chose to live in his cruel life and a housekeeper/babysitter/best friend.
Why? Maybe he's still attached to innocence. He has a soft side he can't let go of.
Billy:
He's just stupid.
No kidding. I think he's suffering from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
You can literally see him bouncing off the walls. It's the things he eats.
You can see Billy eating even things you're not supposed to.
Billy's Dad:
Same as Billy. He's a big baby. Wonder how Billy's mom fell for him.
Billy's Mom:
She's patient. Sometimes, she explodes if she can't take it anymore. I would if I were in her shoes.
Irwin:
He's a dork. A dork with a crush on Mandy.
He's your typical loser who puts down Billy because Mandy likes Billy over him.
It's very typical. You can see that in society today. People put down others to make them feel good, higher or better.
Finally... Mandy:
The lovely, smart and scheming Mandy.
Many is a complicated person. She's mean but she does have a soft side. She has a conscience even when she inflicts the harshest pain on you.
Why she chose the Grim Reaper to be her best friend, we can't tell. They seem to have a love hate relationship going on. Same with Billy.
Mandy is quite girly. She likes doing her nails and wearing a pink dress. Once, she let Grim dress her up.
There are times Mandy is very schemeful but only when you cross her.
True she wants to take over the world. But even whe she succeeds, she keeps Grim and Billy. Why? Grim is a soft side she keeps. He may be scary but he's really sensitive.
Billy on the other hand, I don't know. He's so stupid but she rang his doorbell and asked to play with him. He can't comprehend the rules of the games but she's patient.
All in all, Mandy just needs friends. She may be a rag picker but they are the misunderstood people of society.

Friday, March 3

Corregidor, The Rock!




Corregidor, where the American made the last stand against the Japanese forces.
March 1, our departure for an overnight stay at the island of ghosts.
There was Mom and her friends, me, Ria(tita Ruby's daughter and Zarine(tita betty's daughter) Total =11
So, we arrived at the island a little after nine. Our tour started and we went from one place to another around the island. One of those places was the Malinta tunnel:
This is the Map.
Malinta tunnel was dug in a span of 10 years by Filipino prisoners by the Americans. Nobody knows the true extent of the tunnels. This was just the main tunnel. The others were bombed shut. All bodies weren't dug out completely. I'll post a picture when Ria(Tita Ruby's daughter) gives me.





This other picture down here is the picture of the inside of the tunnel. It's the hospital wing. See those spots that look like water marks? Ghosts spots. Not a dirty lens because I know my lens is clean and other parts of the tunnel weren't as ghostly as this.

So there were were. Touring the ghost infested island. By two o'clock the American Marines who joined us for the tour went back home and we were dropped off at the hotel.
After a quick rest, we headed to the pool to unwind. Then dinner at the beach.
After dinner, it gets interesting.
We younger generation took a special guided tour back inside the tunnels, in the places not usually toured. Yes, the suicide laterals and the underground hospital. No lights, just flash lights and a hard hat. Ria, Zarine and I with tour guide Bryan and policeman Rex made our ways to the tunnels with Bryan explaining the events of each sector.
Major spooksville!
After the tiring 30 minute ups and wosn of the tunnel we headed out for fresh air. It was suffocating and claustrophobic in the tunnels.
Next day, we had a swim in the south beach and had a hearty breakfast. we toured the beach witha policeman explaining more about the island. After lunch, I had a short massage then we headed back home.
Can't forget my travel to CORREGIDOR.
Hope to come back next year or something.
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