Curious as a Cat #408

Got curious as a cat again!

1) Who is the funniest comedian, in your opinion?

I will go with the local comedian.  I find Dolphy very funny.  Until now, for me, there isn’t a comedian who has that ‘punch’.  It seems that almost every one of them are copy cats.


2) Are there any interesting things your name spells with the letters rearranged (i.e. anagramed)?

Is there such a thing as ASS RAIN? That’s the best I can do with it.  😀

3) If you could be a character from any book you’ve read, who would you be?

Catelyn, from The Game of Thrones.  I am like her in ways where she is always ready to do things just to protect her children, even if they endanger her.

4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.

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The picture above reminds me of barriers, or of differences. To expand it more, it tells of chaos between individuals of differing opinions and beliefs. It tells also of how a man’s mental made up is different from that of a woman’s.

But even with differences, thing can be straightened if laid out carefully, and with much consideration.  Just like the picture above that ended up okay because the tiles were neatly arranged from both sides.  🙂  Did I stretch so much?

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Saturday Six #513

Today’s Saturday Six questions are based on words beginning with the letter F.

1. F is for FAN: Which celebrity are you proud to consider yourself a fan of?

Liam Neeson.  I get Twitterpated when I see him.

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2. F is for FLIPPER: If you had a chance to swim with a dolphin, would you take it?

No. I do not know how to swim. 😦

3. F is for FOG: Do you find fog beautiful or creepy?

Creepy even if there isn’t a fog but a smog here in the metro where I live.

4. F is for FRIGHT: When was the last time an amusement park ride truly frightened you?

That must be around 2005.  I was forced to try “Aladin’s Magic Carpet’. It was scary as hell.

5. F is for FUR: Should real fur coats be banned over animal cruelty concerns? Why or why not?

They should be banned. To patronize fur products will mean killing more and making these animals disappear or eventually make them become extinct.

6. F is for FURNITURE: What is the oldest piece of furniture you own and how long have you owned it?

The living room sala set.  It would be very difficult to part ways with these pieces already.

Photohunt: Intricate


I almost envy the owner of the house with a room that has such an intricate interior.

I am late again because of the many chores but nothing can stop me from posting this beautiful photo. (Grabbed it from daughter’s files  :D)


52Photos Project – Crooked Line

52 Photos Project

I see crooked lines everywhere…

DSC05080I see them in the noodles Drew was trying to grab when he lost patience using the fork.

DSC04938I see them in the lines of the face of a father whose daughter was raped by a Japanese during the war in the wordless comics daughter Kay used for her thesis in college (One of her medium was coffee, and she won the grant).

may 13 2013 008I see a crooked line while this creature was making a bend going somewhere.

Crooked lines are lovely lines, I conclude.  There are lots of crooked lines here.

The Nice Sounding Harmonica

I was not sure if it was one of those lee oskar harmonicas that he was playing.  I was enthralled by the sound coming from the instrument that I could not recall that one person I saw for the first time making sounds out of this little music thing.  This musical instrument has many types, I was told, and is also called a blues harp.

The harmonica is truly a wonderful musical instrument but I wonder why I had totally erased from my memory the first person I saw using it.  I have been trying to recall that guy, or maybe a boy, but to no avail.  How come I forgot who that was?  Has it happened to you? Why did I forget about who that person is?

Perhaps it was the music that had me captivated and not the person ha ha ha      😀 that is why I couldn’t trace him in my mind.  Seriously, I am baffled.  Is this a case of selective memory?

I am in the mood for memes!

I visited The Daily Meme and found three interesting memes. There was a time in my blogging days that these kind of memes were so in.  I miss those days when the blogger friends participate. It was so much fun.

The first Sunday meme I saw was The Sunday Seven but Mr. Patrick of Patrick’s Place must have stopped it already but I saw that there was this Saturday Six meme that is on.  Here is the Saturday Six #512, and I am participating!

1.  E is for EMAIL: When is the last time your personal email inbox was completely empty?

There was never a time that it was completely empty.  It is already full and I can’t even have the time to check and send those unwanted mails to the trash bin.

2.  E is for EAR:  Do you consider your hearing to be better than average, average, or worse than average?

I suspect it is worse than average.  It hadn’t been better the last time I discovered that I have a hearing problem.

3. E is for EARLY: Are you generally early to appointments, late or right on time?

When I was so much younger, I was never on time.  My husband always has this story told to my kids that I was always late when we had our dates.  Presently, I get irked when people are late in meetings or appointments.

4.E is for EDUCATION: Which grade of school (or year of college) did you find most difficult and why?

I find my fifth year in the college of engineering most difficult.  Those times, everybody was so apprehensive about failures because that would mean we will not graduate.  I tried very hard to make it.  I did.

5.E is for EGG:  How do you normally eat your eggs?

Sunny-side up but not well done.  It is so good with fried fish, tocino, or menudo. (Yum!)

6.E is for ESSAY:  What was the topic of the longest blog post you’ve written?

If I remember it right, the post is about circumcision.  It discussed about what age do boys need to be circumcised.  It received encouraging as well as negative comments.  It was a discovery for me, too.


The second Sunday meme is from Kwizgiver titled Not All Who Wander are Lost Meme.  Here it are the questions and my answers:

  1. Put your music player of choice on shuffle and list the first song.  I do not have a compilation of music in my PC and in my phone.
  2. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Would you take anyone with you? Of course I would have my husband with me, and we’ll go to Baguio because he has not been there yet.
  3. What is your preferred writing implement? (eg. Blue pen, pencil, green pen)  It will always be a black pen.
  4. When did you go on your first trip alone (without your parents)? To Baguio, to the National Press Conference.  I was only in high school then.
  5. Do you have connections to any celebrities (even minor)? List them. None.  I have connections to a scientist he he
  6. Name 3 items you could pick up from where you are. Camera, Mug, Cellular Phone
  7. How would you describe your sense of humor? Sometimes extreme.
  8. Do you ever play board games or other non-computer games? Got any favorites? Scrabble is a favorite of mine.
  9. A musical artist you love that isn’t well known.  Gary Granada
  10. A musical artist you love that is well known. Alicia Keys
  11. What is your desktop background currently?  A selfie.
  12. Last person you talked to, and through what you talked to them.  My husband, personal.
  13. What do you carry your money in? A black purse with capiz shells as deco.
  14. What timekeeping devices are in the room you are currently in? Wall clock.
  15. What kind of headphones do you use?  I use earphones instead.
  16. What musical artists have you seen perform live? I can’t remember.
  17. How often do you clear your browser history?  Not as often.  Oh, this is a reminder.
  18. What’s the best job you’ve ever had? My current job as IQA head.
  19. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? As storeroom keeper in a restaurant.
  20. What magazines do you read, if any? Reader’s Digest, National Geographic


The last one is from Luna Niña’s Unconscious Mutterings.  The objective is to say everything that pops into your head.  For this week 575

I say … and you think … ?

  1. Doorknob ::   How many germs does one get from holding a doorknob.
  2. Arch ::  A niece doing her pole dancing techniques.
  3. Clay ::  People being easily led to something.
  4. Doves ::  Peace.
  5. Bloom ::  Daughter Kay aged 12 wearing a blue dress.
  6. Curious ::  Drey with head bumps out of curiosity.
  7. Kissing ::  Moviehouse.
  8. Stomach ::  Milk hurts my stomach at times.
  9. Courtyard ::  I have never been to a courtyard but I do not regret.
  10. Shorts ::  She (being conservative) kept my short shorts away.  That was a long time ago and she’s dead.

I wonder if any of these blogger friends would do any of these three memes: Prinsesa Musang, BabyPink, Atticus, Beatburn, and Rommel.

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Wondered about the ones that are Cebu-made

DV016_Jpg_Large_513429.010_natural_close_angleThey say that a la patrie guitar is a handcrafted guitar made in a small village in Quebec, Canada. It made me wonder if these guitars are as meticulously crafted like the ones in Cebu.  A friend once told me that if I am interested to buy a guitar then I should have to buy one from Cebu.

Well, the la patrie guitar is named after the place where it is made.  The ones from Cebu can probably do that, too.  I am not a musician but a music lover and I find it sweet and fascinating to have a product named after the place where it is created.

Photohunt: Bridge

photohunt-labelI cannot find the one photo that will exactly depict the theme.  I discovered we hadn’t considered taking photos of bridges.  That I have to remember next time when we get the chance to go to places where there are bridges.  It must have been probably because the ones that we get to see are not as exceptional or special as the ones I see in photos.

This one though is a little bridge that connects a path in a lagoon divided by a small body of water, if we can call it a body of water.  It is a small creek where this very small bridge in the university’s lagoon was created.

Daughter Kay here was only in second year college.  I remember these were the times when we were very active jogging every Sunday of each week.

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Good Moog Music

Minimoog synthesizer
Minimoog synthesizer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wonder what those machines that compose electronic music in live performances are called?  They are called synthesizers. When these synthesizers were produced by Robert Moog, good moog music started.

Synthesizers, according to Encyclopedia Britannica, are machines that electronically generate and modify sounds, frequently with the use of a digital computer.  There are many types of them but the most common is keyboard synthesizers.