Running for a Cause

Talking with Papsie’s boozed up friends last night, one of the topics was about the coming barangay elections.  Listening,  I learned that there was a candidate who sounded sensible because of his proposal to keep the hush-hush earnings for projects.  He did not win.  Why? Simple, the greater part of the majority does not desire losing the hush-hush earnings in their pockets.

I was probably naive to think that there is truly a noble cause why these candidates run.  I thought that at least there is a number that truly cares for the constituents’ welfare and the barangay’s improvement.  I learned that those candidates who had been on the run for many years are truly running for a cause – to fill their pockets with hush-hush earnings, or to become rich because of ill gotten money.

The barangay electoral system in the Philippines had been marred with greed, corruption, and chaos, for a long time.  Still, I have this wishful thinking that this will change in the future though I know it is just as near to impossible.  Some are ready to kill for a position, or to covet the position even in the most bloody way.  Some cling to the position even though their constituents had been denouncing them for long.

The anatomy of barangay elections in the Philippines stems from its culture of being clannish or family-oriented.  It may sound like it is a positive attribute but it is with this essence that unqualified or incompetent people are elected to a position.  It is not about a candidate’s capacity to govern, or serve, it is about how much money they use to buy a vote, it is about how much percentage of the clan a candidate will win over, or it is about their ability to thwart the truth and the lies therein,  or to coerce their constituents to vote for them.

But it also stems from the constituents’ unwillingness to change.  They vote for the same incompetent person because of the personal favors they will be getting in the future.  They sell their votes for a need but are not worried how much the act would cause them in the future.  They are negligent and uncaring that they do not take courage making their voice when these evil politicians openly cheat.  They tolerate the misdeed because they foresee the monetary gains they will have by agreeing to the evil deeds, or being silent about an obvious cheating.

Technology in the Medical World

Technology is providing IT professionals and clinicians what they need to facilitate work. It is truly beneficial for them that with it comes the equipment and accessories they need in their line of work and to serve clients and patients in the fastest way possible.

It is a wonder that today products like medical computer carts, medical cart accessories, and medical cabinets are already available to be utilized for professional services and as solution to many activities and procedures required to do the medical jobs. They are also available in different brands of choice.

But it is a pity that only those in the first world country can experience the latest of these technologies. In a third world country, the outdated can still be a blessing in remote places.

I Need to Promote this Blog!

They say a directory submission software could help.  If I have enough money, I can give it a try.  But for now, I will be focusing on the traditional ways of promoting this blog and that is through social networking, submission to directories, exchanging links, and joining discussions and forums.

Sometimes it makes me think why other people can attract traffic to their blogs that easy.  It actually is time consuming to promote but the blog begs for it.  It has to be marketed.  It has to be re-introduced.

Well, some people would be content to write and not care about comments but I prefer the blog to be interactive.  It is such fun to read other people’s thoughts always.

And what about SEO?  Can someone tell me, tell me please, about this.  I was told it could really help one be put on the first page of Google.  Focus is so required but how can I when I am a working mother of two.  Make it three.  Hubby acts like a baby at times.  Heh.

Hiphop Abs Exercise

Instead of clinging to weight loss pills (which I haven’t tried ever since), I thought of giving a go to an exercise routine instead.  It is an aerobic exercise routine with hiphop dance.  Very interesting actually.  I thought at first, it would be as easy as eating pie because I am fond of dancing.  It was what I was good at during high school though nobody discovered it ha ha ha :-D.

But woe to me!  I am having a hard time keeping up with the exercise routine.   There are steps and movements that really rock.  If I will be sticking to the plan, in a few months, I will definitely say goodbye to the flabs!  I am keeping my fingers crossed at the moment.

It Does Not Seem to End


I am amused that up until now, my high school classmates had not gotten off from the excitement of throwing banters at the posted pictures in Facebook.  They seem to have liked it so much to exchange jokes at everybody.  If one is ‘pikon’ surely he will be the object of it all.  So high-school-ish.  Ha ha  It does not seem to end.  Not that I wanted to end but the exchange have not died until now.  It is one way for everybody actually to experience laughter virtually.

On another note, Helen, the one who sponsored a party for our high school class, is going back to the US.  Back to work actually.  I was told she had not missed a day visiting places here in the Philippines and eating Filipino dishes in all her days of vacation.

Small Circles, Big Circles, Dark Circles??

It is so fun to look at how little children begin to learn to draw small and big circles.  But before a mother takes pleasure on how well the darling child is acquiring knowledge, it would take her to sacrifice a lot for the child from the time she was born up to the time she becomes a toddler that will not deprive the mother anymore of sleep during nights.

The other day, I saw Jennifer Lopez’ picture with her eyes covered by make up to hide the dark circles.   In a news, it was said that she is fighting off dark circles with caviar.  Yes, caviar.  Not really the actual caviar but a beauty product with caviar.

The actress reportedly got dark circles after not getting enough sleep because of her baby twins.  The caviar pads she used is the first pads I heard to treat the problem though there are already eye creams available in the market that has peptides, moisturizers and stem cell.

Pop Your Pimple, Do You Do This Often?

In relation to blackheads on the nose, there is another problem that bothers most of us.  These are the pimples.  I usually do not worry about them because very seldom one can see a pimple on my face.  When I have one, I make it sure I do not touch it nor pop it.  I was told by a friend that it could infect the pimple.

If one pimple bothers me a lot, how much more if it grows big and is infected and multiply at the same time!  If you have been popping your pimples, you can try visit and they will tell you how damaging the activity is to your skin.  The site also recommends products that will ease the problem on pimples.

My son’s face, particularly on the nose area has blackheads, and sometimes he gets pimples, too.  My worry is how to get a product that will suit a young teen’s face and will not cause damage.  Truly a dilemma for us but for now I adviced him to wash the face before going to bed.

Bills Equals Best Diet Pills

That sounds like an odd title, is it not?

But it is true.  Those bills are enough to give you stress and affect your health.  People do not stop searching for best diet pills not knowing that the stress caused by the bills plus those domestic concerns can actually make you loose your appetite to eat.

If only it could be as easy as that.  A stressful life leads you to the grave sooner.  It does not only make you loose weight but speed up your journey six feet under.

That is why I changed plans.  I try not to be stressed that much or on a daily basis.  I will be replacing these stress causing factors with exercise and diet.  Right now, I am contemplating on considering the best diet pills but I am afraid I will be stressed knowing how much they would cost.

A Night Without Stress

I just wanted to mention that I had a blast with my high school classmates last night of September 17, 2010 at Astoria Plaza in Ortigas sponsored by classmate Helen from Virginia.  It was a fun night full of laughter and childish banters.  It made me forget about my stressful life.

The thing was this second gathering was more full of fun.  I guess it was because during the first meeting, everybody is trying to feel, or trying to assess how each and everybody will reconnect again after a long time.

It was so different an experience.  During high school, life was tougher. I do not say it is not right now but I was very much younger then and it was really a rough ride.  Thank God I was able to survive and able to experience laughter again with my old classmates.

Here is a pic.

Are you bothered by blackheads on your nose?

I asked my friend if she is bothered by blackheads on nose.  She said yes.  It is not difficult for her to get rid of these blackheads because she has this accessory that she uses to scoop while she pricks the blackhead.

I got interested of course.  Who would not be?  That is one beauty secret that is worth my time.  Then all of a sudden, my friend suggested that she will give me that accessory as an early Christmas gift.  I replied with a big ‘NOOOOO”!

I am interested about the accessory but I insisted that I would not want that to be my Christmas gift.  Am I demanding?  Or just bothered?  What do you think?   😀

The Holidays are Coming!

The holidays are coming!  The ‘ber’ months are already here.    Once again, I will be listing down the names of the people I will be giving gifts.  Most of them are women and they vary from age to sizes.  This time I wanted to give dresses to them although I think I have to have a guide to holiday dressing.  I believe that when we give gifts they have to be timely and useful at the same time.

But then, as I mentioned, these women friends vary.  Therefore I should choose clothing that will be fitting for each of them.  Tall women have a specific cut of clothing just for them which could be a little different for those who wear petite clothing because they are petite.  Maternity dresses for the preggy ones also have a particular cut different from all others.

During this season and with this plan in mind, I wish I am like a fairy godmother that with a stroke of her wand, a complete wardrobe collection for women will just appear!  It would make my life easier.

Reasons You Were Not Invited to a Party

In a discussion I started in MyLot, with title Will you be hurt when you are not invited to a party?, I discovered that many people still get hurt or feel bad when someone close forgot to include them in the guests list.

I have to admit that there was a point in my life where I ask myself why I was not invited to a party by a known friend or an acquaintance.  I could not remember if I was that hurt but the question lingered –  ‘Why?’.  Being insecure, I used to think that it has something to do with me; that people do not like me, that I fall short of their expectations, or that I do not belong.  It is this desire to belong that probably made me feel bad or anxious before.

But as I have written in the discussion, there are reasons why one is not invited to a party:

  1. the party is exclusive
  2. the budget is limited
  3. you would not want to know the other reasons

If there are other reasons, I really would like to know because I believe they are all summarized in the three (3) things I have listed.  What do you think?

Sexy Costumes?

Had you experienced going to a masquerade party?  It just came into my mind if people who will go to this kind of party will be interested donning themselves with sexy costumes.  Catwoman flashed in my mind.  She is always an epitome of sensuality to me.  With such a sexy costume that she wears, anybody who will wear the same will be the star of a masquerade party.   Not one will ignore someone with such a sexy costume.

I wonder if this Catwoman sexy costume will go well with the fleshy ones, or those with somewhat big frames.  But there are some who are just big but are curvy, and the Catwoman sexy costume will definitely look good on them.  One must be careful though to check if the flab and the belt bag will not be that obvious.

There are other sexy costumes that could be in these days.  Enumerated below are some of them.  Which would you choose?

  • Lady Gaga costumes
  • Vampire costumes
  • Alice in Wonderland costumes
  • Burlesque costumes
  • Fairy Princess costumes

UP Won the 2010 CDC

The University of the Philippines won the 2010 Samsung-sponsored Cheer Dance Competition held at the Araneta Coliseum.  When UST performed, I was amazed and said to myself maybe they are going to take the title from FEU.  I really thought that they will become the champions.

But when UP entered the dance arena, my attention and belief shifted.  It was a show-stopper.  It was a nice performance although I must admit I like the dance they performed when they had the championship the last last time.  Still, to me, they are the best for this year’s teams.

I would like to make mention how sport the UST team is. They ended up third and still they were all smiling and happy that they were back bagging the third place.

Teams must always have that gamesmanship.  If a team looses over one opponent but still gets the second or third best slate, then the members must be happy and content.  There is always a next time for everybody.

Slideshow in a Debut

I prepared a <a href="slideshow” target=”_blank”>slideshow for Kay’s Debut last January 24, 2008.  I have to say I was puzzled by the reaction of my daughter.  Perhaps at that time, she did not expect me to show some of the pictures.  She acted so strange in two of the pictures actually.  I just shrugged it off and did not bother to ask her why.

But slideshow preparation for me is a very nice gift for an occasion like a debut.  Up to now, it is a puzzle why my daughter screamed in something like more of a disgust over two pictures.  Maybe there was a story to the picture? I really do not know.