31 January 2008

what the?!

While lounging in our couch a few minutes ago, my gaze turned towards the wall. And guess what I saw?? An unknown 6-legged winged brown insect laying dozens of eggs! I found the sight revolting (I HATE BUGS!) and fascinating at the same time. After all, it's the first time I saw some egg-laying action :-) While I was taking this shot, my bro was like 'kill it already!' -- d'oh guys talaga! Hehe!Ü

29 January 2008

my latest creation!

My cooking mojo is back! :-) Since last week I've been whipping up kitchen goodies but I always forget to take a picture. But not this time! Presenting MY latest creation -- Sauteed Garlic Beef in Rosemary Oyster Sauce! Sosyal ba?? Hehe!Ü Interested to make it? Check my food blog at Tongue Temptations for the recipe :-)

27 January 2008

am i cute or what??

Hehe! The cutie pup is from Monica's (my dog) latest litter of 3. One will go to Gladys, one to my bro's best friend, and this one is still looking for a loving owner :-) Vital stats: 5wks old, male, dewormed, weaned, mixed breed (poodle + cocker spaniel). If you're interested, just leave a comment! Price is negotiable, hehe ;-)

24 January 2008

his proposal

I'm watching Labsie defend his masteral thesis proposal right now. I feel queasy but he looks confident enough so I hope this will be a breeze. Hehe! Masteral defenses are a lot different than my college defenses. There are no classmates to cheer you on, just the panel and your adviser. Icky! Hehe!Ü Labsie's thesis is 'Internet and Social Networking: Its Implications to Social Development in Davao City' -- so cool and totally relevant to my blogging life :-) To all Davao bloggers, expect to hear from us soon! To Sir Blogie Robillo, patulong naman o! Hehe!Ü

22 January 2008

Heath Ledger and Brad Renfro are DEAD!

Brenfro_1 Last week I was stunned with the news that Brad Renfro died. The cause? Probably drug-related as he had drug problems for the past few years. The night before he died, Brad was drinking with friends, and was later overheard snoring. The next day, he was dead. And guess what? He was just 25, such a young age to die! I have always loved him in The Client and Apt Pupil but since he was out of the limelight for quite a while, his death was not that hard to bear. And yes, I'm usually this sentimental about dying! I was 25 early last year! Imagine if I died, I would not have felt what it is like to just BUM around o_O Anyway, more info about Brad Renfro's death HERE. The Associated Press and other news services got it all wrong -- they were preparing Britney Spears obituary (article HERE) but instead we now have two young promising actors dead. Life.. you really never know what's gonna happen!

JokerheathledgerObviously, the more shocking news (which constricted my heart!) was Heath Ledger's death TODAY! Yes, THE Heath Ledger of Brokeback Mountain fame! He was only 28, and his death was what prompted me to write this post. I was still recovering from Brad's death when this one hit me! Heath's death I couldn't believe coz he wasn't really into drugs and stuff. In fact, he has become quite mature ever since he had a baby girl (Matilda) with Michelle Williams. Unfortunately, the Aussie couple separated last September 2007. The last time I saw Heath (personalan na ah! hehe) was early this year in the trailer of The Dark Knight (a Batman movie) where he is the Joker. He was really good -- menacing, crazy, creepy, diabolical Joker -- he had it down pat! A very promising, talented actor he surely is. And now, he's dead?? *shakes head*

The cause of his death, again, might be drug-related. Heath was found in his bed, naked and face down, surrounded with prescription pills. Media outlets are reporting the pills found were sleeping pills. But his family said he was not the kind to take his own life so this must be an accidental death. Heath was sick with pneumonia so the drugs and pills he might have taken reacted adversely, causing his death. For now we don't know but an autopsy is scheduled Heathledgerhangshimself01tomorrow to rule out foul play. Heath was filming The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (that's his creepy character in the photo, hanging himself) when he died. I wonder who'll take his place in the movie now that he's dead. Lastly, I strongly feel something's amiss with Heath Ledger ever since he separated from Michelle Williams. He had been doing creepy, strange and depressing roles (a hard core drug addict in CANDY, psycho Joker in TDK, and now hanging himself in The Imaginarium). I wonder what's really wrong.. More info about his death HERE and HERE.

20 January 2008

'chocolait' with a twist!

Remember when we were young and Magnolia's Chocolait was a super special treat for us kids? To others, it was BrownCow chocolate syrup made into a choco shake that made their day. Mmm good! :-) Anyway, while Labsie and me were grocery shopping the other day, we saw MUDSHAKE. It's a choco drink with Vodka - super yummy combination! If it looks good in the photo above, I swear it tastes even better! It brings back all your happy 'Chocolait' days.. and leaves you with a bit of alcoholic flush! COOL!Ü

18 January 2008

New Year 2008 in Manongol =)

Gawd, the TAN clan is so big!!! If you find the pictures so crowded, let me tell you, that's not even half of the clan in my mother's side =) My mother has 9 siblings and most of my aunts/uncles have 2-4 kids. Grabeh! We always celebrate New Year's Eve in Manongol, Kidapawan while Christmas Day is at Kidapawan Poblacion, father's side. Just click the thumbnails for bigger pics. Oh yeah, the last photo is of Lola, showing off her gorgeous bracelet gift from Uncle Toto. More photos HERE.

16 January 2008

survey time!!! =)

Do you invest your money? I do!

Does your college of choice matter? I really think so!

Reasons why I fail to exercise.. Let me count the ways!

14 January 2008

safest US city to have sex!

I really found a certain post in a love blog funny (reposted in full below). Imagine, there are now studies being done to find out what's the safest US city to have sex! Where is the world going to?? To a healthier and more responsible way I guess.. But definitely more liberal! Not that I'm complaining, lol! Below is the blog post taken from HERE --

Want to know where to go for the safest sex in the U.S.? A new study compared contraceptive sales per capita of major U.S. cities, and the results are in. Would you believe Denver takes the cake? The index for female contraceptive use in Denver was 378, which was 278% greater than the average index of 100. For men, contraceptive use was at an index of 276, still 176% greater than the average.

Where does your city rank? Check out the full slideshow here.

And to think Coors Light had it right... For safer sex, all you have to do is tap the rockies.

12 January 2008

be careful with your words..

Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence. Most importantly the last sentence!

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. WHEN YOU SAY THINGS IN ANGER, THEY LEAVE A SCAR JUST LIKE THIS ONE. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, THE WOUND IS STILL THERE." A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

"Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us."



10 January 2008

FREE ebook from Jonathan Leger!!!


If you don't know who he is, it only means one thing -- you're not on the internet to earn money via Google Adsense! Hehe! Jonathan Leger is an internet marketing expert and he just released a FREE ebook entitled "Search Engine Myths Exposed!" After the Google PageRank storm last year, I was scratching my head why my PR3 and PR2 sites all dropped to PR0. Experts says its because of the paid links in my blog and Google is penalizing me. I felt that "Google knows all and sees all" =( But Jonathan (in his ebook) refuted this and other Google myths (yeah, I know there are other search engines aside from Google but do they really matter?? lol). I had a blast reading his ebook and I learned a lot. If you want to make money off Google Adsense (by building content-rich blogs and niche sites), you should read "Search Engine Myths Exposed!" =) As I said it's FREE and you can download it HERE (signup needed). This is FRESH guys! Released just 3 days ago! =)

08 January 2008

the US presidential election


I really like watching the current US presidential primaries happening in key cities of America these days (Iowa, New Hampshire, etc). I love their idea of just fielding two candidates of opposing ideologies (no middle ground here) to run for the presidential race. But first, before the final two are selected, the presidential hopefuls will run against people from their own party, i.e. for Democrats its largely Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. This part is the PRIMARY, and only selected states are chosen to vote. In Iowa, Obama won while in New Hampshire, Clinton won (reportedly because she cried and got the voters' sympathy, lol). The US presidential election will be on November and I hope by that time, the US economy will be back in full swing! I earn dollars online and it really sucks that $1 is only P40 now! Apparently it's not because our peso is getting stronger but because the US economy is experiencing recession. Tsk!

06 January 2008

:: serious mode ::

I rarely get to photograph Labsie in a pensive mood. Often he does funny faces for the camera. Cute but his classic looks are made for better pics like one :-) This photo was taken while we were exploring LAKE SEBU by boat. We went there with my family last December 28 and boy, it was cold! Lake Sebu (in South Cotabato) is famous for their tilapias, and the viands we had in Punta Isla Resort did not disapoint. YUM!Ü

04 January 2008

Happy New Year!

Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of updates! Aside from being very busy during the Christmas season, Blogger and my phone have been acting up -- I can't post in this blog from my phone since mid-December! :-( Anyway, as part of my 2008 to-dos, I'm applying for a student driving permit now. The document I filled up is pictured above. I'm scared to drive but I'm willing to try! Wish me luck!Ü
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