Promotion can be done in many ways

There are two things to promote:  first, an obra; second, a blog that was lost and found. 😀

I am plugging my daughter’s obra, which is an entry to a contest.

Just click the photo, and you will be redirected to a Facebook link. If you like it, please, please click the like button.  Thank you so much for doing it.  😀

I have found the long lost blog and was able to get it back to circulation.  It was titled “And God created woman?” and now it has a new title but basically the same niche – “Woman”.

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Cigar, anyone?

I wonder how cigars and cigarettes differ.  Obviously, the latter being smaller, has cylindrical in shape, is short, tightly rolled in thin paper, and has filter tips.

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Cigars, macanudo cigar, for example, are also cylindrical but these tobacco have various lengths,  thicknesses, and even degrees of straightness.  They are usually wrapped with tobacco leaf.

It makes me wonder if the effects of both cigar and cigarettes are the same. Is the taste the same, can someone please tell me?   😀

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Onanism is a word for masturbation.

While browsing for discussions in a forum in MyLot,  I saw one entitled “Is female masturbation more dangerous?”  This is the content from JerusalemFolk:

According to this Islamic TV, female masturbation is more dangerous than male masturbation. Right the opposite of Christianity and Judaism who don’t speak about female onanism.

But if a muslim girl loses her virginity then she will be suspected to have relations before the marriage, and may be killed by one of her brothers. It is called honor killing.

But the main problem is that some Muslim girl insert fingers or objects because they cannot have a normal orgasm with the clitoris . The clitoris has been cut at the age of 10, and that is the main reason why we see in Jerusalem Muslim girls in Emergency Room with objects inside the vagina and sometimes surgical operation.

So, according to this Muslim guy, Muslim girls must stay away from European or American TV, and work for Charity. Since these charities are sometimes terrorist organizations, I would have said that guns and weapons are more dangerous than onanism. And also that Allah should have created these girls with shorter hands to prevent masturbation.

I could have understood or considered if it was based on a law or a precept that explains clearly why masturbation is prohibited. But cutting the clitoris at the age of 10?  Why?  This is purely ego-maniacal and evil.  To even say that female masturbation is ‘more dangerous’ is deceitful.

It is more about imposition of power over women.  It is control to deprive females of sexual satisfaction.  The erectile vulva of a woman was designed for a purpose, as Galena in the forum said:

we were born with a clitoris for a reason…

I would never understand some customs and traditions I guess

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. I may have disappointments about my country but I would still prefer to live here with freedom. Although I know that for some sick reasons, there are a number women here in the Philippines that are deprived, abused, and controlled, too.

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When We Played Nintendo


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Those times, it was not yet nintendo ds.  But Papsie was among the first ones in their neighborhood to play nintendo.  When we got married, during weekends, we played nintendo.  I cannot beat him.  He was so good at it.

I remember that I played around acting pissed so that he’ll give me the chance.  The deal that time was you had to win to play.  I remember, too, that we almost argued of who’s going to attend to the baby.  We were so much into playing nintendo that we almost forgot that we’re already parents to a child.   😀 Silly people we were.  I do not know if it was nintendo to be blamed or our immature or selfish being.  Any of the two can do, I bet.

But do you know that in 1963, Nintendo had tried businesses like cab company and a love hotel?  Also, I guess you would be interested to know that Nintendo roughly means “leave luck to heaven”. It’s Wikipedia who’s telling.  😀

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Friendship Redefined


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“Everyone is a friend, until they prove otherwise.” This is a quote from someone named Steve.

It’s funny how we all have different meanings about friendship. It is only one word but has a lot of meaning.

For one, it is loyalty, demanding one to be allegiant, limiting one to confide all the time, leaving not a detail.  I have to say that I am loyal but I will not be confessing and exposing my entire life to a friend.  There has got to be room enough for me to reserve some details.  No one owns me, not even my closest friend.  I am loyal but I am not a slave.

For another, it is rapport, it is an understanding, it is a bond.  No matter what happens, no matter the differences are, no matter the flaws, they stay close, together, interlinked and attached.  They maintain space for each other, leaving room for the preservation of the relationship.  I maintain love and understanding all the time.  A friend does not need to get distressed when I make decisions in my life.  It is always for the good of everyone around and not meant to harm.

A lot of times I see people who have twisted meaning of the word.  They pollute the very essence, they corrupt the beauty of this bond, and they use it with motive. I have to say these people are true representation of falsehood and evil.

As much as I want to care, I go apathetic for these people who have no sense of friendship.  Perhaps there is hope. Perhaps.  But for someone to live with lies and pretense, it is not friendship that is sought.


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Why My Children Didn’t Choose to be a Nurse


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When the children were about to choose a career or course, I gave a faint suggestion about nursing.  They both replied that they will not consider it, or choose it as their career.

They simply do not just want to wear nursing scrubs.  The reason is beyond this one.  They told me that when choosing a career, one does not choose it because of the promising ROI that comes with it.  Being idealistic, my children suggested that the youth must not choose nursing if they do not have the heart for it.  The patients will be victims if the nurse is not compassionate enough to give heartfelt service.

When my mother-in-law visited the hospital one time, while she was still alive, the attending nurse was silently complaining with her gestures, and after while complained about her smell.  This is what my children had been meaning to say all along.

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I Cried a Lot for Given Grace

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It was a shock to hear news about a 19 year old UPLB student to be kidnapped on her way to her dormitory, robbed and then raped and killed. Her body was found at a canal near the Institute of Plant Breeding road early morning of October 11, 2011, Tuesday.

The following days, the news include the sentiments of her loved ones, of her relatives, of her friends, classmates, and many others.

I cried watching her father and mother.  As a mother, I cannot help but empathize.  It is painful to feel what the parents are feeling about that ill-fated day that took their daughter’s life.  Who would want their children harmed? Who would not seethe with anger and revenge? >(

This reminded me of the post Looks Can be Deceiving in the year of 2006 where Kay chanced upon a pervert who showed his thingy.  It happened inside the campus of UP Diliman.

I do not know if this monster still spreads terror in the campus.  I just hope that the UP administration will take deeper attention to this matter especially that the university is designed with not enough lighting and security around.

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In the Absence of a Straightening Iron

Let me tell you about a queer story.  This is not fiction.  This is a true story.

One time, I asked for a straightening iron from the office mates.  One of them let me borrow.  One office mate suddenly related her story.

That other office mate said that one time her daughter was invited to be one of the bridesmaids in a wedding.  There was no straightening iron available.  So what she did was tell her daughter to lay on the bed.  She let her daughter’s hair on top of a folded bed sheet and ironed the hair strands using a hot flat iron!  😮


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Of course I was shocked! Would you not?  I was actually thinking about morbidity.

Even Wedding Invitations are on the Net

Well, somebody said that he always wanted to be in the now when it comes to technology.  I am not sure if he’ll get interested about wedding invitations.   Will he be interested? That I do not know.  I do not even know if he is planning to marry soon. 😀

But it’s amazing to know that even wedding invitations are on the net.  Everything seems to be on the net, and they come in handy!

Do you think this is better?  I mean, everything is on the net.  Almost everything I would safely say.  But I do think this has pros and cons.

Do You Really Need a Wedding Diamond Ring?

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Times are hard and you won’t even need a scott kay ring for your wedding.  Would you settle for a gold band instead?

When we got married, we only had a 14K gold bands on our fingers and yet we love each other so much that we really did not give attention about the rings.  I would have wanted cash money for it. 😀  A wedding sponsor had us choose cash or ring.  My mother-in-law chose the ring. 😦

There wasn’t really that much when we got married.  That is why we were never bothered if the rings were made of diamonds or not.  Perhaps if the situation was different, that is if we had lots of money, which could mean that we’re rich, we could have had a tiara wedding ring for me, and diamond embedded ring for him.

Now I realized, these things do not really matter that much.  It is the love. Why, I have seen couples who are still loving pairs, and had even started with nothing.  It is not about lavishness after all.  It is the union.  Suffice it to say, it is the love.


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Written Tests for a Driver’s License

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It is a sad fact that Filipinos do not worry much about driver’s license test questions like the ones offered in dmv test questions.  These questions can even be found in sites like where there are series of tests for learners, driver’s license, and motorcycles.

Unlike in the Philippines, there are written tests for each state in the US of A.  To pass the test, it is imperative to take online education which are paid.  There are sites offering free education but there is always a catch.

In the Philippines, there are even drivers who can get a license without taking these kinds of examinations.  But it is only in the Philippines, I guess.

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