Friday, November 21, 2014

Home

Home is where the heart is.
Yeah, that's one of my favorite lines from Erasure's "Blue Savannah Song."
Oldie song huh?
My age is showing again. Hehe!



Just a quick selfie taken after I finished replacing the ceiling light and one of the LED's on my wall.
Very happy that I'm also able to fit inside my favorite tiny old shirt again without having to do the "stomach in" technique. LOL! 
I've been working out more regularly now but I think it's time for me to cut down on the whey protein.
Have a nice day/evening :-)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Comeback

So which one is better, the chunkier one on the top (taken a month or so ago), or the less meatier one (more recent) below? LOL! :-)


My belly has shrunk and I'm not even working out a lot.
The number one culprit in my battle of the bulge was/is my addiction to sodas.
Ever since I drastically cut down on my consumption of colas, my waistline became slimmer.
I love Coke, especially Cherry Coke, and I despise the diet version. "Walang siyang lasa!" I'm salivating right now for a drink as I'm typing this blog. Hmmm...so tempted.
I hope I can keep this up (avoiding sodas), so I can be confident enough to wear my thong in the beach. Haha! Kidding.

I have been gone for quite a while. Personal issues.
I am feeling better now.
Time to let go of all of the negativity, along with my fatty bits. LOL!
Now I feel like singing Frozen's "Let It Go" but my ummm..."beautiful" nightingalish (nightingalish talaga lang huh?) voice might cause a snowstorm so I better not. Hahaha!
Have a nice day/evening :-)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Solitary

Honey I'm home! Oops! I forgot, I'm not married. LOL!

 


Nothing much to do at the end of the day than to sweat it out in the gym :-)


A cricket found its way inside the house almost making me burst into a Mulan song number.
 When will my reflection show.... ♫  LOL
I wanted to keep it since they are believed to bring good luck but I felt sorry for it so I carefully picked it up and released it in the garden.

Have a nice day/evening :-)

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Update

It has been a busy summer here at my home.
The repair and renovation of my roof deck is finally over. 


New tiles. New paint. New skylight. Stainless steel gutters polished.


It rained heavily a few days ago and the additional floor drains that have been installed
worked well in preventing the occurrence of ponding. Neither did water spill over the rails like it did in the past.


What's left to do now is to add some potted plants. Bamboo is the likely choice.


Thinking about placing some outdoor furniture as well, but since the monsoon season (typhoons and all) starts this month, I may have to postpone that for the time being.
For now, I'll just enjoy my new deck and the cool breeze of the wind at the end of another day in a sleepy provincial town.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Heartbroken

Deeply missing a family member, a companion and a dearest friend.
The plan was for us to stay together for as long a time as possible.
I'm heartbroken that you left me too soon.
6 years were too short a time.
Why did you have to get sick?


Whenever I'm down, you were the one who brought smiles on my face.
I miss coming home, and you running towards me to greet me.
I miss the company that you gave me whenever I had my midnight snack.
I miss walking you around the compound.
I miss taking you out at night in the front yard so you could do your "dirty deed" before you went to bed.
I miss that cute raspy voice whenever you bark.
I miss your big expressive eyes and wrinkly face.
I miss everything about you my dear friend.
If the heavens would accept tears as payment for them to return you back to me alive and well, I know that the tears I had shed and are continuing to shed are more than enough.
I'm sorry that life is unfair. 
Bakit hindi na lang ang mga masasamang tao ang bigyan ng sakit?
I'm sorry that I couldn't save you.
I love you Enzo.
You are forever in my heart.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Renovation

It's been 10 years since I moved into my house.
I decided that it's time to have my home renovated and address the areas that need to be fixed.
My major concern is my roof deck. The flooring on my roof deck used to be plain concrete that was smoothened and made to look like tiles.
Problem is, my former contractor did a botched up job and in a span of a few years, the concrete "tiles" developed cracks. I've made the decision of using real ceramic floor tiles this time.
I also had a new skylight installed because the old one already had cracks and leaks because again, the former contractor did a poor job of installing it.


The house will be repainted as well. That isn't the final color in the photos. It's merely the first layer of coating. The gutter also needs to be polished.
So many things to do.
Iisa lang ang bahay ko. Dapat lang na ayusin, iimprove at gamutin kung ano mang sakit meron ito.
I'm hoping that it will all be finished before the end of the month. Fingers crossed.
No grand vacation getaway for me this summer, I can't afford it at the moment.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Friday Flashback

LOL! Found this image when I was organizing and deleting files in my laptop.
I think this photo was taken during the 1990s with a camera that still used AA batteries to power it and a roll of film to save images in....and afterwards you have to go to a photo processing store and pay someone to "develop" hard copies of the images stored in your film. So much trouble back then just to get your photos huh?


I was probably 20ish in the pic.
I'll be 39 this year.
Yeah! Yeah! I looked blah! in the photo. LOL!
But what am I gonna do? It is what it is.
Ganoon talaga po itsura ko noon eh. Wala na tayong magagawa ;-)
The 1990s. Time flew by so fast.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!