Tuesday, July 26, 2005

My Favorite TV Shows Nowadays

with a lot more time for R&R, i've caught on watching a lot of tv again. here are some of my favorite shows (in no particular order of importance) :

the nanny : (hallmark) i forgot how funny this show was, and with the numerous mentions of barbra, this is part of my everyday ritual

who's the boss (hallmark) : though i think this is already gone, i enjoy looking at their funny wardrobe and just love the character of mona, the sarcastic mother hehehe

american chopper (discovery) : love, just love this show, especially when paul sr and his brood are having arguments, love the motorcycles and the process of making them, this is just great

we built this city (discovery) : this is G.R.E.A.T great! i am in awe of how these great people transformed scrubland, marshes and/or whatever to the greatest cities in the world, and how they use technology to protect their city nowadays against the wrath of nature. london, paris, beautiful just beautiful and you'd be amazed at how they became the cities we know of

megastructures and frontlines of construction (nat-geo) : ain't i a frustrated builder!? hehehehe i really am, frustrated, city planner, architect, engineer. i hope i lived in the past so that i wouldn't have take a college course to build. well, i fulfill my dream by playing simcity4 rush hour, ceasar III, and other city building games ^_^

i watched this special yesterday in discovery which reminded me to make this list. it's about how the city of venice is trying to save the city from being buried in the sea. amazing... how they plan to do this, venice is just too beautiful to let the sea eat it

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (etc.) : carson's fashion tips are a blessing to any straight, gay or metrosexual's life, and it's always a treat to see them jumping like they're in tutus HAHAHAHAHA

friends : very funny... the cast is just great :) make's me miss my friends and wish we lived in a building just like monica, chandler, joey and rachel ^_^

well... let's see i can't think of anything more today so i think i'd continue to bore you sometime soon

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Screen Protector - pfft! and my desktop

i bought a screen protector for my pocket pc yesterday. i cannot believe such a small piece of plastic would cost Php 500.00!! In US dollars (around $10) it wouldn't be that expensive but for filipinos!?

I've finally traced my desktop's problem, my friend Ryan C. was right, it IS one of the DDR memory modules i just recently bought (thanks ry). it's a shame, most retailers here do honor warranties, but on super-strict policies, i do not know why consumers here are not as protected as we deserve to be. Now I have to return AGAIN in that far-flung place just to be irritated by the under-educated technical staff.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

I could not resist... (a bit like voldemort) ^_^ I bought my copy of the Half-blood Prince yesterday and finished it at 2 am this morning, with the periodic break in between.

my reaction : SHOCKED! i am utterly stricken and stupefied! :D i expect some of you reading this might have not come to reading the book yet so i will not rob you of the surprise. i must say that this shocked reaction is not about the half-blood prince herself/himself anyway but of what comes at towards the end of the story...

for harry-potter followers... do not hesitate... read...

i cannot wait for the movie of this to come out, mostly because there will be so much kissing, i am already laughing by myself imagining Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe praising and worshiping Madam Rowling for writing in their favor HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (there, a little tease...)


Thursday, July 14, 2005

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Sunday, July 10, 2005

lord, heal our land

this 5+ years old song really affected me a while ago (in church) after not hearing it for quite sometime, i think it's very appropriate for the country's current situation:

if my people will humble themselves,
humble themselves and pray
if they seek my face and humble themselves
turn from their wicked ways
i will hear from heaven and forgive their sins
i will hear from heaven and heal their land

lord heal our land father heal our land
hear our cry and turn our nation back to you
lord heal our land hear us o lord and heal our land
forgive our sins and heal our broken land

lord we bend our knees humble ourselves
humble ourselves and pray
lord we seek your face and humble ourselves
turn from our wicked ways
father in your mercy forgive our sins
father in your mercy come heal our land

lord heal our land father heal our land
hear our cry and turn our nation back to you
lord heal our land hear us o lord and heal our land
forgive our sins and heal our broken land

forgive our sins and heal our broken land!

words and music by tom and robin brooks

Thursday, July 07, 2005

london here i come!

my lola was discharged yesterday afternoon. i was not able to personally talk with her doctor but my mom related the details of their conversation to me.

yesterday as i watched the live announcement being made as to who will have the honor of hosting 2012's summer olympics, i kept on wishing it would be london. well... i got my wish! and i vow to go to london on 2012 for the olympics! woohoo!

Monday, July 04, 2005

another trip to UST

i brought my grandmother last night to the ust emergency room because she was having chest pains. at first, i thought that it might be GER because as i asked her, there was no radiation of the pain and that she tasted something bitter earlier on. i had her brought to the hospital just to be sure, as only an ECG and a cardiac enzyme panel would confirm if she had MI.

the laboratories and the ECG results confirmed that she had an ischemic episode, she needed to be admitted. she was admitted to the UST CVU, and it is now that i see one of the reasons God gave me this time-out (^_^ you should see me now, im almost crying). i have a lot of free time now because i have to take care of my lola. she took care of me from since when and i think Mama Mary is telling me something, that i have yet more important responsibilities for the time being...

one of the best decisions of my life was transferring my lola to the care of Dr. Super Mario, i owe him a lot really. i think my former groupmates' and my great knowledge in cardio roots from him and that alone merits great gratitude, and now this... :-) God will bless him i know. and if ever you want great care hehehe i'm promoting him, he has a subspecialty on hypertension and atherosclerosis.


for the benefit of the lay people :
GER - gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn)
MI - myocardial infarction (heart attack)
ECG - electrocardiogram
CVU - cardiovascular unit

Saturday, July 02, 2005

jackfruits and mangoes

today, we went to my mom's friend's farm in rizal, even though the day did not start that well (the jeepney they rented got stuck in the mud because we went through a dirt road), everything worked out though. i was surprised how many produce we harvested, almost a dozen jackfruits, a lot of caimitos, santols, piƱas and bannanas. i must say i enjoyed the experience and thought that i would want to retire doing something like that... eating what i plant and perhaps from time to time kill my cow to have some meat hehehe :-) tita caring, mom and i are thinking of putting up an orchid farm there... we will see...

i was surprised last night to see my left palatine tonsil to have a purulent material looking like tofu on it. i was first worried because in my experiences with tonsillitis before, none were like this: nonpainful and unilateral, so i thought they were polyps but looked at, of course, the blessing that is the internet, i saw that it was a bad case of strep tonsillitis, thank God.