Take me by the hand and wish…

There were as many times  that we passed by these jewelry shops inside the mall, Papsie and I.  Oftentimes, we will linger then wonder.  It had always made me stare on the three stone pendant like that everlon diamond knot three stone pendant.  Three stone pendants are always beautiful to look at.  Horizontal or vertical, they always catch my eye.  There is always that charming lure these jewelries have.

If luck had allowed me to win the lotto, I could have bought one for me.

Papsie and I held each other’s hands with a wish of each own.

When Athletes Bulk Up Like Incredible Hulk

I have always wondered if all athletes use creatine to ‘bulk up like Incredible Hulk.  I have always wondered if use of power-enhancing supplements could really make one stronger and faster.  I will not mention bigger because it is obvious that these athletes grow big and look big.

Creatine had become popular because of its effects on the muscles where they gain mass, and because they can increase power and performance as claimed.

I still believe that before one decides on taking any med or supplement, the pros and cons should be considered.  Creatine, for example is popular among athletes but as to long term effects, no established conclusions are gathered yet.  An ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure.

The Honied Tongue Has Its Poison

Said an unknown writer.

Very true for me.  There are people who appears sweet but have poison in their honied tongues.  Just beware of slighting their egos, or triggering their resentful selves, and you are a potential candidate for character assassination or bashing.

These people, as I had observed do not have the capability to have a face off with their victims.  They rally among themselves to get satisfaction.  They rejoice about every bad news about their targets.  What a pity.

Interpretations are often wrong with these people.  Every move and step a target makes will be misconstrued as against them.  They malign.  They politicize.

It is sad that office politics seems to have no cure.  I just hope that the execs will not indulge too much in such petty matters.  There are bigger fishes to fry.

Or maybe a puff would do..

I don’t know.  I had to say that there maybe something that my father would appreciate as a gift for Father’s day.  He was a chronic smoker and I am very sure that cigarettes or cigars will make him very happy.

But if he was still living to this day, I doubt if I will give him cigarettes for this occasion.  He got very sick of emphysema and had complications because of it and if he had succeeded combating the illnesses, I will definitely not allow him to smoke anymore.

I wanted to post a picture of my dearest father here but the album that contained his pictures and our old pictures together was eaten by termites.  On second thought, I’d rather not.  I will be crying gallons.

One More for Father’s day

My father will never want father’s day presents because I believe just seeing his grandchildren grow up would be enough a gift for him.  Unfortunately, it was only Kay who had experienced the love and she did not even know it and remember it because she was only a year and a few months old that time, and he died after a few months.

My father was a simple man.  Actually, he was so simple that he was almost like half-witted to use up his money when relatives visit the house.  The simple happiness he acquired from letting them in our very small house and accommodate them and use up all available money that he had was just enough for him that time.  Never mind if there was nothing left for us the next following days and weeks for us.  He was so clannish that it really looked and sounded foolish for me.

Then he expected a recompense that did not happen.  That made me very sad.  Up to this day, there are still relatives who considers me like somebody or like them who says hi just to ask for money.  Shallow, shallow indeed.

Joining Linkedin

I had created a Linkedin.com account few years back and stopped in the middle wondering why I should be putting important information about me in a website like that.  Well, for businesses it would be vital like ProFlower info on Linkedin.com, for example. The company has an online business and a Linked.com account would be very beneficial in marketing their service of sending flowers or bouquets.

But for an individual, I doubt if it would be more beneficial than delicate.  Nowadays, one cannot be so sure.  Even in social networks like Facebook, Friendster and Multiply, everybody has to be extra careful in giving out personal information like phone numbers and the like.

Holographic Sights

There is interesting news for those who are into shooting  sports activity.  Holography is the process behind eotech sights.  With these weapons, the target is clearly locked in making it easy for the shooter to execute the act.

This is not a sport I would love to do because of my poor sight.   But I think with this holography process, even shooters like me can have fun.  It is as easy like aiming the target and it will be locked in.

A Lawyer For Accidents

They say its lawyer tucson but I think it should be Tucson lawyer.  Don’t you think?

Anyway, as I was cleaning the house before I type these letters, I thought of morbid things again.  What if while I was on the two step stool, I slipped and broke my hip bones?  Morbid?  Not enough.  What if a knife suddenly fell to my foot sticking right into it while I was doing the dishes?  Maybe better.  But what if I got electrocuted while organizing the wires that got tangled?  Morbid.

But Tucson lawyers will only attend to clients with personal injuries like car accidents, dog bites, or pedestrian accidents, to name a few.  Now I wonder if there is a lawyer for busy working moms like me in case we had an accident in our domestic workplace – the home.   Who are they going to charge anyway?  That would be the big question.  😀

Saturday

Saturday again and it’s clean-up time.  What do I need?  Of course, I would need a broom and a rag.  But a two step stool and the vacuum cleaner are the best devices I can effectively use to get rid of dusts and cob webs.

Saturday again and it is not a day to do nothing.  It would be a headache not to attend to the chores that are left unattended.  How I wish I have clones!

How do you finish the chores on a weekend?

Here is how I do the things that I do on a Saturday:

  • I look around and scan the house of what needs to be done.
  • I start with the dried hanging clothes that have to be kept and organized (because nobody here in the house knows how to do it).
  • I arrange the laundry – separate the whites from the colored ones, and then start with the laundry after a while.
  • While the washing machine is running, I start to dust the furniture and sweep the floor.
  • I check the washing machine and load the next group of laundry.
  • I start to vacuum clean if there is time left and scour the floor clean.

Basically, these are the things I do on a Saturday.  It is only the volume of work that changes not the fact that I have a role to do every Saturday.  Oh, it includes Sundays, I almost forget to mention.

Nanay and the Rocking Chair

Seeing that rustic furniture above reminds me of my late mother-in-law.

The rocking chair in her room is her lone witness of all her aches and pains, physical and emotional, during the times she was ailing.  It had seen a lot and heard a lot.  It had seen her anger and disappointment, her tears and loneliness, but most of all, it had seen her happiness especially when her sisters go to her room and visit her, and when somebody goes to that room and ask how she’d been, which had gone infrequent.

While everybody was busy with each life that had to be borne, a poor soul and a rocking chair silently shared each other’s laments.

But that is life.  That sturdy rocking chair above had given in after years of service and its owner had also resigned from life.  It is my wishful thinking with hope that her benevolence will earn her something wherever she is now.

Amazed about Girl Power

Tony Leviste

For me every time I see pictures of equestriennes like Toni Leviste and Mikee Cojuanco it speaks of girl power.  They look like powerful women dressed in that outfit complete with equestrian helmets and boots.

True, horseback riding is not limited to men anymore.  But to see women play and compete is always thrilling to watch.  It makes me wish I am in their shoes doing the act of competing and winning.

Maybe Soon, Maybe Later

Friend M*  soon will be flying to America for keeps.  I do not know if she’d followed advices to look and find jobs in a health care job search that she could apply to.  A relative of mine had told me that job hunting now is difficult in US where the citizens are the priority and only health care jobs and services are open to foreigners or immigrants.

Maybe soon or maybe later she will be leaving.  Friend M* will probably not witness the changes in the work organization anymore.  It is not actually the issue, it is the leaving that kind of makes me sad.  A friend will always be a friend unless one remains faithful to the relationship.  There are hurdles to keep the relationship but it is normal.

Well, I just have to be ready.  It is not a surprise to me anymore if one day I hear that she would be gone.  It will be a sad day but a hopeful one, too, for her.  May God bless her kind soul always and keep her from evil people, and bad circumstances wherever she goes.

How did you get rich?

Well, unless you start your craft like the ones at  www.personalcreations.com – a website of novelty items for different occasions, you cannot have your earnings that could possibly make you rich.  The problem now is where are you going to get resources when you have exhausted all means, or another possible reason, when you do not have anything to start with?

People get rich because basically they had striven.  They had knocked themselves out probably and tried hard or did their utmost to get what they wanted.  But there are others who got rich and battened themselves because of another person, probably a lover, or a benefactor, who they love or do not love at all.  Well, it depends actually on their definition of love.  There are others who resorted to acquiring richness by illicit conduct and illegal practice, a sub rosa way which is the easiest for many. You know, doing bad is easier, some would say.

People get rich because their parents are rich.  No doubt about it.  But some others become rich because they mingle with the rich. You know the kind that are branded as social animals.  They are the nouveau riche who walks with stiff necks and arched brows.  They are people who reeks of hypocrisy and humbug.

People get rich because they won the lottery and they ‘cherish’ the blessing by doing something to make the prize grow.  You know, the kind who will do their best not to go back to the miserable lives, and eat boiled kangkong and soy sauce.

How did you get rich, may I ask? Did you trample others to get your way up?  Do you really have to be so base and pathetic?  You cannot bring your riches when you die.   My mother-in-law would always say that there will always be a big difference between a rich man and a poor man about to be buried.  I totally disagree because as man came from dust, from dust he shall return without anything in tow but his clothing when he dies, if he has clothing at all.

Disability should not be the end of it all

A disability insurance may not be the ultimate answer but it could assist a policy holder to augment some basic needs when he or she needs to cease working because of a disability.

This matter crossed my mind because of A* who had broken his nose because of a blow caused by a beer bottle pounded on his face by his assailant, and had obtained leg injury which might have caused him to limp.  If he had survived, I doubt if he can be able to function as effectively with a damaged nose.  But what is sure is he can claim payment because he had acquired the insurance before the incident happened had he survived.  If he had a lingering illness, he could not be able to acquire the insurance.

It still makes me sad thinking he will not be there to talk to about the different pasta dishes he prepares.  It still makes me sad that I could have shown more kindness or I could have made him laugh.  I am sure that had he survived and had obtained a disability, I will tell him kindly that disability should not be the end of it all.  I should know.

What We Failed to Know

All I heard about A* from ‘those people’ are the negative things.  They have not said a good word about him.  I have to admit there were times I got irked by A*s unusual actuation and attitude.  But most of the time, he was kind and accommodating to me, and to some people I know.

We learned from his sister when we went to the wake a number of stories (and some are funny).  There was this story about his sister who had pawned her 24k gold jewelries.  A* redeemed the white gold chain, gold bracelets and necklaces, from the pawnshop and lost them afterward when he got in jail for a petty crime (those jewelries amounts to more than sixty thousand pesos) where the crooks in the guise of policemen took them all.

And there were more stories.

What we all failed to know is that he has a kind and loving heart to his immediate kin.  No one mentioned them when he was still alive that is why.  A* had not bragged about it either.