The Proposal

This movie had me rolling on the floor. Sandra Bullock never lost her quirky, funny persona even after a long hiatus and Ryan Reynolds is just the perfect, cutely handsome partner for Sandra to get the viewers' funny bones working.

I have never seen a naked Sandra Bullock before and I thought I will never will but in this movie, Sandra Bullock showed up in her birthday suit save for a teeny-weeny towel covering her front. She looked quite buffed and at the same time, sexy here. Accidentally, the scene is one of the funniest scenes in the movie.

Litratong Pinoy#61 Proteksyon (Protection)

We were getting boisterous while taking pictures each time a beautiful float came along that is why Mr. Policeman was already giving us an evil eye; his eyes softened when he saw this beautiful lady on the float though. I think, it was just too hard to provide protection if there were just too many people around.

Lagi kasi kaming nagkakagulo sa paglilitrato kapag may magandang karosang dumadaan kaya masama na ang tingin sa amin ni Mamang Pulis pero lumambot ang kanyang mga mata nang makita ang magandang binibini sa karosa. Sa tingin ko, hindi basta-basta ang trabahong magbigay ng proteksiyon kapag ganyang sobrang dami ng tao.

That is why, some owners of the floats provided their own protection because some people just cannot help but touch the floats. These pictures were taken during the Kadayawan festival which happens every 3rd week of August. Do come here in Davao this coming August. See ya!

Kaya naman, ang ibang may-ari ng mga karosa ay may sariling proteksiyon dahil nga may mga taong pinapakialaman ang mga karosa. Kuha ang mga litratong ito sa piyesta ng Kadayawan na ginagawa tuwing ikatlong linggo ng Agosto. Punta kayo dito sa Dabaw ngayong Agosto ha. Kitakits!


My Favorite Books

I was just done bloghopping and I found Topazhorizon. She is having a moleskine notebook giveaway and all I have to do is answer this question to qualify: What is your favorite book and why? Am a sucker for books as I might have mentioned here and right now, I need to stay away from any bookstore as I still have a lot of books still in their plastic store bags waiting to be read. Anyway, here is my list of 10 favorite books, right off the bat:

1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
3. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
4. Twilight saga book series by Stephenie Meyer
5. Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
6. ABNKKBSNPLAko? by Bob Ong
7. Rizal Without The Overcoat by Ambeth Ocampo
8. 1000 Places To See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz
9. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
10. Youngblood book series by Inquirer books

The list could get very long but as you can see, I do not have a particular preference for books; well, as long as it was not a horror one. I might be spending too much time here on the internet but there is no replacement for the smell and feel of paper and ink as I turn the page while I read. Besides, one can travel anywhere with reading without leaving one's chair or bed. Happy reading, everyone!


Ruby Tuesday#10 Kowloon Park, Hongkong

The condominium buildings serve as backdrop for the red flowers in Kowloon Park, Hongkong.

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Music Monday#13 Let Me by DJ Koo

I wish I can find the mp3 of this song, Let Me by DJ Koo. I really like this techtonik dance, a dance that is quite popular in Europe and is already in Korea. I am trying to learn the dance steps and oh boy, it's rather fast. I first saw it when DJ Koo performed this with Hwang Bo which I believe is a better version but I cannot find a better quality of the video so am using this one.

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Sunday Stealing#7

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger known as Kyddryn from Shadow and Sweetwater. She claims she stole it from someone on Facebook. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

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Sunday Stealing: The "Leave It to Meme" Meme

1. Who was your FIRST date? somebody out there.

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? yes.

3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink? tuba..native alcoholic drink made of fermented coconut juice

4. What was your FIRST job? I sold snacks during school breaks.

5. What was your FIRST car? none

6. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? Manila. I was only in Grade 1 that time.

7. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk? Catherine. Not anymore, we lost track of each other after me and my family transferred to Davao.

8. Whose wedding did you attend the FIRST time? Could not remember.

9. Tell us about your FIRST roommate. My brother. He was a playful roommate and sometimes, my parents would need to stop us for being noisy and rowdy. We somehow quarrelled about the littlest things.

10. If you had one wish, what would it be (other than more wishes)? Good health for my loved ones.

11. What is something you would learn if you had the chance? another foreign language.

12. Did you marry the FIRST person you were in love with? Am single.

13. What were the first lessons you ever took and why? I did not take any because I started early at school. I went to grade 1 when I was almost 6 years old and never went to kindergarten nor playschool.

14. What is the first thing you do when you get home? Change clothes, eat dinner and watch Blood + (plus).


PhotoHunt#50 Utensils

Food is ready for the Gawad Kalinga volunteers. Plastic serving spoons were in placed. Disposable utensils on hand ready for "battle"...

But seemed like the utensils were just for show :D It was easier to use bare hands especially if you were trying to get the grilled fish wrapped in aluminum foil.

See...eating barehanded! Tables and chairs were not even necessary. We can still eat!

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Litratong Pinoy#60 Nakakakilabot (Frightening)

Slimy and sticky when you look at it.. (Madulas at malagkit kung tingnan)...

Even more so, if you hold it. In fact, it can be frightening. Good thing, this one is a non-sting type. (Lalo na kung hahawakan mo ito. Katunayan, nakakakilabot pa nga. Buti nalang, hindi ito iyong nakakasakit na klase ng dikya.)

But these ones below are and that is why even if with beautiful lighting effects, I still find those jellyfishes frightening. (Pero itong mga ito sa ibaba ang nakakapanakit, kaya naman kahit may kasali pang magagandang pailaw, kinikilabutan pa rin ako sa mga dikyang iyan.)


Ruby Tuesday#9

Colorful mini-banners fill-up the streets of Davao City during its foundation day celebration.

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Music Monday#12 Sweet Baby by Stanley Clark & George Duke

I always love this song no matter what mood I am in so I am sharing this. Enjoy!

When I think about your lovin'
The sunday evenings, the fun we used to share
Looking through the memories in my mind
Since I've laughed and cried and thought it over
Now I realize that it's never over only set aside

Oh it's you sweet baby
I will never be free from your embrace
Sweet baby
Only hopin' it's not too late to try again
It's you sweet baby
Ever always been captured by your smile, sweet baby
I will always be right there by your side
Right by your side

Lyin' here alone I'm dreamin'
My mind keeps wonderin' why
My thoughts are only you
Wanderin' through the memories in my mind
How could love so real have gone so empty
I just keep wanderin' why
Well I ever find the love we share

Oh it's you sweet baby
Though we've had such a long hard road to climb, sweet baby
Only hopin' it's not too late to try again
It's you, sweet baby
Won't you try and believe in what I say, sweet baby
I will always be right there by your side, right by your side

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Sunday Stealing#6

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger known as Arnab Chakreborty from the blog The Heretic. He does not say where he got it from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

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Sunday Stealing: The Heretic Meme

1. Who was the last person of the opposite sex you lay in a bed with? Our cat, Orange.

2. Where was the last place you went out to eat? Chowking to eat halo-halo.

3. What was the last alcoholic beverage you consumed? red wine

4. Which do you prefer - eyes or lips? both but the first thing that catches my eye is usually the eyes.

5. Medicine, fine arts, or law? Medicine and fine arts.

6. Best kind of pizza? any pizza with loads of cheese

7. What is in store for your future? hopefully, all good

8. Who was the last band you saw live? hmm..Toto

9. Do you take care of your friends while they are sick? No, but I do try to pray for their swift recovery.

10. How many songs are on your iPod? I don't have iPod, I wish I have one. I do have MP3 which contains about a hundred of songs.

11. Where is the last place you drove to? I don't drive.

12. Where did your last kiss take place? gee, in a place where there was a lot of people wahahaha!

13. What were you doing at 11:59 PM on Monday night? Trying to sleep but instead was watching youtube

14. Are you a quitter? Sometimes, but I do hate quitting.

15. Who was the last person you had in your house? A cousin.

15. What do you think about people who party a lot? Couldn't care less, as long as they are happy with what they are doing and it's their own that they are squandering.

16. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable? Yes, especially if the one I am talking to is not close to me.

17. What was the last CD you purchased? Avril Lavigne's CD album

18. What are two bands or singers that you will always love? Just two? I have a lot. Right now, am into DBSK, SS501, Hwang Bo but I also love Toto, America, Journey, Michael Jackson, on and on.

19. Which of the seven deadly sins are you guilty of? Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride

20. How is your last ex doing? I hope he's doing fine but I don't know.


PhotoHunt#49 Rocks

These are the rocks and boulders strewn all over near the crater of Mt. Apo, Philippine's highest mountain.

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Litratong Pinoy#59 Tuyo (Dry)

It looks dry while being cooked usually by the side of the road...
Pilipino: Tuyo siyang tingnan habang niluluto kadalasan sa tabi ng daan...

But after applying margarine and sugar, it is a delicious as well as a cheap snack. How much is it? P5.00 per stick. Its name? Inihaw na saging in tagalog and ginanggang in bisaya or if you want it a bit more sophisticated..grilled banana.

Pilipino: Pero pagkatapos mapahiran na ng margarina at asukal, masarap na siyang pangmiryenda at mura pa. Magkano siya? P5.00 isang tuhog. Ang tawag sa kanya? Inihaw na saging sa tagalog at ginanggang sa bisaya o kung gusto mo nang sosyal na dating..grilled banana:)


Ruby Tuesday#8 Prayer Mountain

These pictures were taken inside the Prayer Mountain, Calinan, Davao City. The place was restricted and outsiders can only get in with prior approval from the management. Nonetheless, it was really worthwhile to visit the place as it was really beautiful.

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Swimwear For Our Coming Vacation

Our scheduled vacation is drawing near and I am quite excited about it. I already bought a new camera, Canon G10, and I really cannot wait to use it. I hope I could take lots of good pictures considering that the said camera received positive buyers’ reviews. I really want to compare this new camera’s performance with my old one’s.

Our planned destination is on the northern parts of the country. I really hope that we could have some really good weather on those vacation dates as me and my friends will likely spend some time in the beach and a well-known water park popular for its surf boarding facilities. Oh, to feel the sand and soak in the water and oh yes, I do hope I could actually stand on the surfboard for a few seconds or hopefully, for a few minutes without smacking my face flat on the waters!

I am now thinking if I should buy myself new beachwear aside from replacing my missing aqua shoes for our ever-present vacation pictorials. It has really been awhile since I bought myself a swimwear, as I usually prefer to wear shorts and simple tops when going to the beach. However, the last time that I went to the beach with my family, I saw some really nice swimwear worn by women and they really looked good in them.

I really envy women who can actually wear a sexy swimwear or a sexy lingerie, some even do not have the body to boast for but because of their confidence, they can actually get away wearing such sexy things. Like men, I can appreciate women who can actually flaunt their curves publicly without many qualms. I usually do not have much confidence in wearing one being so conscious about my flaws; but there were times that I would like to try that. Sometimes I think, all that will be needed would be a little derring-do. Of course, a well-designed swimwear is a must to get away with it all. I really do not need to have a body like Heidi Klum to get into some sexy swimwear. Additionally, working out regularly and a little diet will definitely help in the confidence department.

Music Monday#11 Love In the Ice by DBSK

Nowadays, I am slowly discovering Asian pop most especially Korean pop via youtube. My current favorite bands nowadays are: SS501 and DBSK (Tohoshinki).

Here is the song entitled Love In The Ice by DBSK that I find really awesome. Never mind if it's hard to understand (there's the English subtitle, after all) but I really like the song and DBSK did it beautifully.

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Sunday Stealing#5

Today we ripped this meme off from two different blogs. For the first time since we have syndicated Sunday Stealing we have stolen two memes today. (During its exclusive run for its first two years on WTIT: The Blog, Bud did this many times.) Our first five questions were ripped from a blogger and blog named Pikohan (avatar above). Pikohan explains that she was tagged to do the meme by Lilly Flower and Koretetsu. Our second meme has 11 phrases for you to complete. It was stolen from Stacie at her blog Stacie’s Madness. She does not explain where she got it. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

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Sunday Stealing: The Double Stealing Meme

1. If you could turn back the hands of time to correct one wrongdoing, what event would you choose and why? There were alot but they happened for a reason and they made me a better person now so I don' t think I should go back but instead learn from those and move on.

2. Are you one for tradition? If so, what traditions do you strongly believe in? If not, what makes tradition hypocritical? Yes. I believe in tradition; one of which is marriage but I also find marriage a hypocritical thing if people use it for convenience.

3. You were taking part in an event and you had to crossplay, who would you crossplay as and why? Elvis Presley because not only Elvis is iconic but I would also like to try the way he danced, you know..the gyrating pelvis thing :D

4. If you only had one day left to live, how would you spend your last day? Would you be tempted to live fatally if you knew you were to die the next day, and if so, what extreme measures would you take? Do one or two daring things that I was not able to do like sky diving or bunjee jumping. Afterwards, I want to spend my last day with family and loved ones.

5. What are your top five sinful materialistic items, ones you'd expect from others including those closest to you? Why are each in the position they are in?
Pictures...I have tons and I need to organize them.
Books and other reading materials...I need to stay away from any bookstore right now.
Travel expense...whenever I have enough money or sometimes even if I don't have much, my brain keeps ticking on what next destination I should be going.
Geez, I think that's about it.

6. I am...updating my blogs right now.

7. I feel...sleepy after playing tennis for more than 3 hours.

8. I see...that I need to organize my pictures and album immediately.

9. I need...to hear some commitments right now.

10. I love...pizza, pasta, traveling, books and adventures.

11. I wish...JoongBo couple (Kim Hyun Joong and Hwang Bo) to get together again. The sooner, the better.

12. I think...that if you really want something so bad, you will do anything to get it.

13. I hear...our dogs barking.

14. I crave...for something cold, it's so hot in here.

15. I fear...that I will not have another chance to see somebody again.

16. I hope…for better future for my country. World peace!


PhotoHunt#48 Garbage

You would think that waterlilies end up in waterways and eventually, part of the garbage. Wrong. This dress along with the accessories (bag, sunglasses, earrings and sandals) were made of waterlilies and they did not end up in the garbage bin. Instead, it was worn in fashion shows years ago and was such a big hit. Nowadays, it is on display inside Museo Dabawenyo (Davao Museum).

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What Are You Concerned About Nowadays?

I went to watch Hannah Montana last night and there is this line there that I really like, "Life is a climb. Enjoy the view." Whosoever says that life is easy must be way out of the real world especially nowadays. There are a lot of things to be concerned about: mortgages, job security, global warming, recession, bills and etcetera. However, life need not be dreary. We can make it easier but being involved and active, by helping others, by keeping a positive attitude and always having a smile. It would be such a regret if we let ourselves get saddled with problems as I think God never meant life to be disappointing. Only man and actions can do this.

Oh, by the way, I really like Miley Cyrus' song, The Climb. Really cool!


Litratong Pinoy#58 Basa(Wet)

It is not possible to not get wet while scuba diving, but this is one thing that I would really like to do more someday.

The picture was taken in Miniloc, El Nido, Palawan.

Hindi posibleng hindi mabasa habang nag-iiskuba, pero isa itong bagay na gusto kong gawing palagian balang araw.

Kuha ang litrato sa Miniloc, El Nido, Palawan.


The Beach

The beach has always been the place that calms me down. There is something about the sound of the waves, the touch of the sand on my feet, the wind messing up my hair and the vastness of the sea making me feel smaller that somehow make things feel lighter and make my head clearer. These are the reasons why the beach is my all time favorite place to be especially when I am feeling burdened or overstressed.

Nowadays, there are times especially when it gets unbearably hot I wish I lived with my family near the beach as we used to when I was in high school. Back then, it was just so easy to take a dip especially during hot days because the beach was just a few minutes walk away. Back then, it was just a matter of changing clothes to swimwear and we were all set to cool off and have fun unlike nowadays that we usually have to plan out our beach outing.

I remember during summer days in high school that I was at my most tanned or as my mother put it “burned” appearance due to my almost daily beach escapades. Unlike other girls that were busy rummaging through stores looking for whitening lotions and sometimes getting too paranoid avoiding even the lightest touch of sunshine, I relished being well-tanned and would just tend to look more for suntan lotion at the stores to protect myself from being sunburned. Actually, it was my mother who made sure that I had sufficient sun protection because I was usually too carefree and raring to go to the beach that she had to constantly remind me to put on proper sun protection.

Anyway, if I could fulfill my childhood dream of owning a property by the beach before I retire, I shall be one beach-happy soul.


Ruby Tuesday#7 Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower, Hongkong

Colorful flowers at the historic Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower, just by Hongkong Cultural Centre building.

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Music Monday#10 Nobody by Wonder Girls

The first performance that I saw of this song was an impromptu performance by two of its members in the Korean reality show, We Got Married. The melody got stuck in my mind for a few days. I was quite surprised to see it performed in a Sunday local TV show by our local talents. In turned out, Wonder girls, have started promoting this song in the US and is starting to get popular there. Anyway, here's the English version of the song. I still like the Korean version as it is more catchy:)

credit: wondergirl(youtube)

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Blog Award from Cee

I got this blog award from Cee. Thank you so much, girl:)


1. Post Award on your Blog together with the name and the URL of the person who granted it.

2. Pass the Award to 15 other Blogs that you have just discovered as great ones.

3. Contact the Bloggers to let them know that they have been chosen to receive the Award.

Handing these Awards to ....
" You will know who you are since i will be leaving messages on your sites. "

Sunday Stealing#4

Today we ripped this meme off a blog and blogger known as UKOK. She explains that she was tagged by Val on Facebook. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

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Sunday Stealing: The "I've Come to Realize" Meme

1. I’ve come to realize that my chest-size. . .is something that I do not give much attention at all.

2. I’ve come to realize that my job. . .is not the end-all, be-all thing in my life.

3. I’ve come to realize that when I’m driving. . .I should not use the cellphone (that is, if I am driving but I do not).

4. I’ve come to realize that I need. . to be more focused in getting things done at home as it seems I stay on the internet too much.

5. I’ve come that realize that I have lost. . .the ability to really party. I kind of miss that sometimes but I am now more content to sit back and relax.

6. I’ve come to realize that I hate it when. . .people assume too much, without clarifying things first.

7. I’ve come to realize that if I’m drunk. . .I get too happy and smiley without reason.

8. I’ve come to realize that money...can help find solutions but it is not always the best answer.

9. I’ve come to realize that certain people. . .will disappoint me.

10. I’ve come to realize that I’ll always. . .be wanting to travel.

11. I’ve come to realize that my sibling(s). . .has quite different personality than I do.

12. I’ve come to realize that my mom…has done so much and I wish I could give back more.

13. I’ve come to realize that my cell phone. . .needs replacement.

14. I’ve come to realize that when I woke up this morning. . .it's Sunday and it's tennis day.

15. I’ve come to realize that last night before I went to sleep. . .I should not expect too much and just be happy with what I have.

16. I’ve come to realize that right now I am thinking. . .this is taking too long to finish.

17. I’ve come to realize that my dad. . .is doing a lot more than before.

18. I’ve come to realize that when I get on Facebook. . .it is like we are having our department meeting as a lot of my colleagues are there and we end up chatting together.

19. I’ve come to realize that today. . .I promised to cook ginataan.

20. I’ve come to realize that tonight. . .is Sunday night and I should clean up my room again.

21. I’ve come to realize that tomorrow. . .is Monday, another week is starting. Time is moving too fast.

22. I’ve come to realize that I really want to. . .do things with someone but I cannot and it makes me sad sometimes.

23. I’ve come to realize that the person mostly likely to repost this is. . .I do not know.

24. I’ve come to realize that life. . .is what we make it.

25. I’ve come to realize that this weekend. . .I have not cleaned my room properly.

26. I’ve realized the best music to listen to when I am upset. . .is dance music to get me dancing, feeling upbeat again and forget what I was upset about.

27. I’ve come to realize that my friends. . .are always busy as I am and I wish we have more time to get together.

28. I’ve come to realize that this year. . .I have not done much.

29. I’ve come to realize that me exes. . .are already married and with families of their own.

30. I’ve come to realize that maybe I should. . .take on a project so I could accomplish something this year.

31. I’ve come to realize that I love. . .unconditionally.

32. I’ve come to realize that I don’t understand. . .somebody else's decision but I still have to accept it.

33. I’ve come to realize my past. . .has helped me a lot to grow into a better person.

34. I’ve come to realize that parties. . .are cholesterol and calorie overdrive activities that everybody of my age should be careful of.

35. I’ve come to realize that I’m totally terrified. . .of earthquakes and losing somebody I love.

36. I’ve come to realize that my life. . .
is what I make of it and I should not expect somebody to make it for me.


PhotoHunt#37 Pink

Pretty flowers at the back Hongkong Cultural Centre and by Tsim Sha Tsui clocktower.

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Litratong Pinoy#57 Kandado (Lock)

"Mister, make sure this is locked." That was we requested to the cable car operator of Ocean Park, Hongkong. Huh, it is not a joke to be hanging on a cable.

"Ma, siguraduhing ninyo sanang nakakandado nang maiigi ito ha." Iyon ang bilin namin sa "operator" ng cable car sa Ocean Park, Hongkong. Aba, hindi biro ang nakalambitin sa kable ha.
It was fun riding the cable car and the view was beautiful; even more so because we passed by the mountainside and we can see the sea on the other side. It was quiet out there and it was really good that the cable car was locked as it was windy that time.

Nakakatuwa namang sumakay sa cable car at ang ganda ng tanawin lalo pa't dumaan ang sinasakyan namin sa tabi ng bundok at madudungaw ang dagat sa kabila. Napakatahimik sa ere pala at buti nalang nakakandado ang sinasakyan dahil mahangin pa.