Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ondoy's Wrath!!!!

It’s almost 20 hours of non-stop heavy rains here in Manila. I heard from the radio that 90% of Luzon, one of the 3 main islands of the Philippines, is heavily flooded. 23 provinces under a state of calamity!!! There’s no flooding this bad since the 90’s. Wow! When mother-nature gets angry, she really lets it all out!

Boo and I are supposed to go to a get-together today but when we reached Essensa it was flooded. I can’t believe it!!! a river here in the middle of Global City.. (No effffing way!!!)

This flood is unbelievable, whether big or small no vehicles can pass through. Small vehicles can’t pass and the big vehicles (SUVs) can’t overtake. (Well except from the 6x6 military vehicle) So we decided to turn around and head back to the house. Hey I love my friends but you should always think of your safety and your vehicle’s first.. Hehhehe.. It’s a good thing that the event was cancelled, flooded at the restaurant.

It’s really terrible; my nephew got stranded in school as well. They have a Science Club meeting today. (I can’t believe it, 11 year-olds have to go to school on a Saturday for a club meeting.. hmmm) . My sister’s vehicle is unable to get through the Aguinaldo highway. She said the water is waist-deep on the HIGHWAY! It’s already dark and we still don’t have news. Plus my other 4-year old nephew and his nanny are the only ones at their house. Haaayyy….

I just hope that the rains stop pouring, if it’s havoc here in Manila; I can’t imagine how bad it is in the provinces. Let’s pray that the rains will let up.

*** Image from PAGASA

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Unnecessary Pain

Last week I have a terrible.. terrible.. experience.

I have been putting off my dental appointment since May and I have paid for it dearly. I suffered from major toothache while I was brushing my teeth. I think I hit a nerve. Rating the intensity of pain from 1-10 being 10 as the excruciatingly painful it was a 9. It made labor pains a walk in the park.(Promise!) It was sooo painful to the point of thinking E.R. but I said to myself what will I say to the medical attendant when she/he asks me my emergency.. “aahh.. uhhmm tsakit tsakit po ipin ko” (I have a toothache). How ridiculous is that. Hehehehehe.. It was embarrassing and yet it was too painful. Imagine my dilemma in the middle of the night.... “to go or not to go” to the ER..

Good thing I have doctor-friends whom I can call 24/7. The doctor just recommended a strong pain killer to ease my discomfort so I can sleep and go to my dentist the next day. (Thank you Dr. Remy Tan-Bumanlag, my 24/7 call a friend and Dr. Chanette Tañada, my BFF dentist)

The thing is the only person to blame is me. I was so busy with work and then it kept on raining the past few weekends (and a lot more silly excuses hehhhe..) that made me reschedule and postpone my visit to the dentist. I hope this may serve as a lesson to you as well. No task is too trivial to be put off many times especially when it concerns your health and well-being :D Luckily for me, my tooth was still saved from endodontic therapy (root canal) or worst - tooth extraction.

Btw, Dr. Remy Tan-Bumanlag is a Pediatrist at St. Lukes Medical Center for more info on her clinic hours you can reach her at the ff info:

7230101 loc 6427
7270105 direct line
Clinic hours: MWF 9-12 nn

and Dr. Chanette Tañada’s mobile number is 09182552834. You can send her a message for an appointment.

***photo by J.C.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Nurture Spa Village Promo

My favorite spa resort is having a promo, Nurture Spa Village in Tagaytay. This is the best place to drive your woes away. Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage and a facial of all organic ingredients. Perfect for couples or girl pals.. so what are you waiting for unload that stress at your left shoulders. Have a weekend rejuvenation and getaway from the polluted metropolis.. treat yourself to pesticide-free, all organic healthy food.. btw, I love their salad with vinaigrette and the Lumpia (spring roll) wrapped in lettuce :D

The promo consists of a full body massage plus a lite meal for only P995. I just added P100 for the facial :D

Fo more info please call:
0922-898-8654 o


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Calling All Voters!!!

The May 2010 election is fast approaching. How prepared are we? For those of you who lost faith in the system maybe its time you do something about it. Yes you, don’t just stand there… go out and vote (practice lang..) of course you need to be registered to vote. I found this useful link that verifies if you are still an active voter. Please check it out while there’s still time.

Click on the link if you want to check if your name is still active in the COMELEC roster.

Deadline for registration is October 31, 2009.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Halo halo for P33 @ The Penn

Hey guys!!! today is Manila Peninsula's Anniversary. Starting at 12:01 am to 11:59 midnight of September 14 .. Halu-halo, sausages and pancit luglug will have a mark down price of P33.00.

See you at the Penn :D
***picture taken from internet

Monday, September 7, 2009

Percy Jackson and The Olympians

Chiron - the Centaur, mentor of Percy. This will be played by Pierce Brosnan in the movie.

Finally, after a long wait, the first book, The Lightning Thief, of this wonderful series is now going to reel. If you haven’t heard of Percy Jackson and the Olympians here is a briefer just to get you started.

The whole tale revolves around this 12-year old boy Perseus Jackson (Percy Jackson). The first book narrates how Percy discovers his parentage and his true identity. Percy goes on a quest to the Underworld to retrieve a stolen artifact of power. I think I’ll stop here, I might spoil it for you guys hehhehe... Anyway, the whole plot is based on Greek mythology. Rick Riordan, the author, made Greek myth more interesting in this series. You’ll encounter familiar characters like Poseidon, Jason, Zeus, Medusa, The Fates etc.. I remember the movie Clash of the Titans while reading this book. : )

Sad thing is everybody compares it to Harry Potter. Yes, I admit it has a lot of similarities with J.K. Rowling’s HP but I still like how Riordan paced his books. Lastly, unlike other series’ i.e. George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Fire and Ice, which is taking too long.. this series is now complete so you really don’t need to wait long for the finale.

The movie will come out in February 2010. It is directed by none other than Chris Columbus. Here’s the trailer of the movie. Enjoy!!!