Eyeing for Sweatshirts as Gifts

Christmas is fast approaching and I am considering sweatshirts for loved ones as gifts.  The loved ones are many and even if they get to read this post, they do not know who among them will receive one.  😀  There will be a group that will probably be excited and another that will pray that they will not receive the sweatshirt, especially that I am looking for cheap sweatshirts.

I wonder if there are pure cotton custom made sweatshirts.  There must be but if I plan to buy cheaper ones, of course, they will be made of cotton poly blends.  They are claimed to be softer and does not wrinkle.

There are online stores now that offers custom made sweatshirts where one is allowed to pick the style, color and design one wants.   I bet the naysayers will change their minds now.  😀

Thursday Two Questions: Halloween

The net was slow so I only get to upload this now. 😀 😀 😀

Halloween is a celebration that is adapted by the Philippines perhaps several years back (I am not really sure).   Every time I am asked about how I celebrate it, I cannot give an answer as I have not really celebrated it except by paying a visit to the graves/tombs before or after  November 1.  November 1 is a holiday for Filipinos and a time to visit their loved ones’ graves.

I took time learning about Halloween.   Wikipedia has this to say:

Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of its original title “All Hallow’s Evening”), also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows. Most scholars believe that All Hallows’ Eve was originally influenced by western European harvest festivals and festivals of the dead with pagan roots, particularly the Celtic Samhain others maintain that it originated independently of Samhain.

Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (also known as “guising”), attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.

A visit to the grave

Here are my answers to a meme at Self Sagacity with two (2) questions:
1. What are your favorite things about Halloween?

Well, if the celebration here in the Philippines about the dead is considered as a Halloween thing then it is seeing relatives again.  This holiday is like a reunion, too, meeting once again relatives that we have not seen for a long time.  There are also food to share, stories to tell, news to bite or not, et al.

2. What was your first experience at a Halloween Party like? (it could be your kids’ or your relative’s)

Honestly, I cannot remembering attending one. 😀

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A Day in the Life: Typical Work Day for Me

Inspired by a photographic project called A Day in the Life.  Here is a post I have for this project (although this project is not running recently and I’m crossing my fingers that there will be a next run of the project), taking photo/s each hour of the day.  Now, you’ll be able to tell the story about my typical work day.

7:30 AM – first things upon waking up

8:30 AM – prepping

9:30 AM – checking emails & zerox copies

10:30 AM – checking hubs

11:30 AM – looking for food

12:30 PM – tit for tat

1:30 PM – back to preparation

2:30 PM – receiving docs

3:30 PM – meeting with a team; one is absent

4:30 PM – late afternoon break from 4:15 pm

5:30 PM – heavy rains, dim skies

 

6:30 PM – on my way home

7:30 PM – at home about to have supper with hubby

It’s only half of the day I have chronicled, I have to sleep now.

Thursday Two Questions

As I was browsing the net about memes, I chanced upon this blog – Self Sagacity – and found this meme named Thursday Two Questions.  The blog owner’s questions are:

1) Do you recall having memories of a place, or experience of something that you  actually feel the same?

My answer:

Lots of places and I have to say events that I could recall and actually feel the same. It also gives you that feeling of deja vu.  Anyway, there is this one place that makes me feel the same when I visited it after decades.  It was the university where my children had finished their college.

The University of Philippines made me feel small literally as it is such a very big university.  I first visited it when I applied for the entrance examination.  I felt like a tiny dot on the vastness of a piece of paper.  The same feeling was felt when I have to visit it again when we decided to jog every Sunday.  Good heavens, I wasn’t able to go back to that routine again. 😦   Anyway, back to that feeling again.  It is queer that I still find the university very large making me feel small.

UP Oval

2) Is there any cause and effect for you if you were to stay up late?

My answer:

There is always a cause for me to stay up late.  As a working mom, 24 hours in a day are not enough.  Coming from work, I cannot just perform at once to do the house chores so I have to take a rest and sometimes it drowns the drive to do the things that need to be done when something comes up in between like when one of the children would invite us to dine out, or when hubby wants to watch a movie with me. 😀

It energizes me to stay up late. I know, it sounds weird.  I just need to go to bed late and feel that the day is over and things (though not everything) are completed.

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Disappointed With the Dinuguan & Puto Combination

It was my fault. I let that photo of dinuguan and puto combination fool me. Another photo enticed me and that was the turon split. The dinuguan and puto won. I got disappointed instead.

Turon split
Photo credits: Tumblr

How I regretted the decision. Yesterday I promised myself that I will not eat food other than barbecued chicken, turon split and halo-halo at Mang Inasal’s. The dinuguan failed in epic levels against Papsie’s dinuguan. 😦

Papsie enjoyed his food anyway.

Barbecued chicken
Photo credits: Tara, Let’s Eat!