Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I Feel Betty-Ful!!!

Many times I feel so bored during my spare time that I wade into the deep waters of Filipino series or what we call "telenovelas". I really tend to be choosy on what I watch - well, I just don't watch everything. I watched Marimar, Dyesebel, and now - I Love Betty La Fea. Hindi ko yon ikinahihiya. I highly recommend it. Even if many may find watching filipino soap operas baduy, whatever yaya! I love Betty La Fea! =P

I really look forward to watching it everyday. It is just the only thing nowadays that really make me laugh. It has been pretty lonely here in Seattle - with my sedentary life of work and apartment. Thanks for Filipino humour and the power of the internet - at least I am still human. :) With Betty, I am not just human, I am Betty-ful! Nyahaha!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Taste of Autumn in Snoqualmie

It really is a wonder travelling to the East of Seattle during an autumn day - seeing the cascade of colors blending with each other forming a very pretty picture of red, golden yellow, purple, green, brown and orange. Tito Harry was my tourist guide that day - treating me with a fabulous iHop feast and orienting me with the rich history of Seattle.

It is suprising to note that an urban place like Seattle can be so full of trees. We went to this Log Pavilion in Snoqualmie which is around 45 minutes from Bellevue. This place was where they used to process big logs like this. I feel like a dwarf in front of the giant log!
We then headed towards the Snoqualmie Falls and what a huge disappointment it was! :( The falls was veiled by a fog when we arrived! So Tito Harry and I ventured into a nearby golf course to drink some coffee and took some side trips along the road where I felt so exhilarated with nature's majestic canvass - glassy water surfaces and crunchy hues of red and yellow.
And of course, it wouldn't be complete without me in it! ^_^
Then we decided to go back to the falls - it is worth a shot! We felt that the day would really not be complete without seeing the falls. It was worth the wait!

It was really very cold near the falls. We could see some "kayakers" near the falls. It was good the fog cleared off!I eagerly positioned for a picture with the falls!

And you can hear it's loud fall...
Then at the end of the day we had to bid farewell to Snoqualmie and have dinner with the rest of the gang in Seattle. It was my first time meeting my other relatives here. We ate at this Chinese restaurant - sampling lots of different Chinese (of course) food. Then I had to go 'coz my chauffeur was already waiting outside - honking.
And thanks Tito Harry for tagging along with me! I love Seattle!!! :)
My relatives in Seattle
... and Tito Harry my tour guide! ^_^ (Tito, you are gonna be famous with this picture)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Don't make my papa cry

Tonight I heard my papa cry for the first time in months. He told me that he loves me very much and despite whatever happens, he will fight for me. I hate you for making my papa cry. How drastic can your actions be? Don't you know how to think? Think of my family too! With what you have done, you have been very selfish. You not only hurt me, but also my family in the process. If only I can rewind things. I thank God for a very loving father. And all I can do now is forget.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thanks for the Gazillion Breaths

It has been a long and eventful year for me. Too many unexpected happenings - like finally stepping onto the land I have been just imagining eversince I was a child, and working for a software company whose product I have been using for years now. I truly am blessed!
Many people have been too giving to me - too generous to be left unmentioned. I feel like I would burst my bubble if I don't say my thanks now. They have stuck with me through thick and thin - and inspired me to be who I am now. Yeah, yeah, here I am - the melancholic girl again. But it is just this only day of this year that I would be giving a space to the people I am really grateful to. So here it goes...
To my papa - you have been my walking stick, my one true inspiration, my driving force. Thank you for understanding me through the years, for never wavering in your belief in my abilities. Love you pa.
To my mama - for staying upright despite life's difficulties, for being my laughter, for being my best friend. For sticking with us, your family, and for just simply being there.
To my brothers - for simply being good. Nyahaha.
To tita nora - I feel like mura na ko ug sirang plaka. Tita, abot-langit ako pasalamat nimo. You are like my fairy-godmother. Ako dayon si cinderalla. Nyahaha. Thanks for the pumpkin, the glass slippers, and the opportunity. Prince charming nalang kulang.
To my baloy relatives - for the faith. for the love. i miss you guys.
To my HOW housemates - for the fun, the company, the food, the events, the single overnight because of the "baha". For accepting shobe as your extended housemate, for the banana-cues every saturday and sunday afternoon, for the lami kaayo na food every christmas party, for the movie marathons, for the warm love. charmous ginamos. thank you.
To rex and levon - for all the advices and the Red Moon lunches, for the serious career talks and mga walay klaro na sturya, salamat.
To ballotie - for unexpectedly being a very, very good friend to me (hahaha, unexpected bitaw jud lotie). For sticking with me through thick and thin. Mingaw na ko sa imo bayhana ka. =P
To master inting - for allowing me to resign. Hehehe. For allowing me to chase my dream and for being a very good bossing.
To dan - upgrade from teacher, friend, xcel adviser, life adviser. Thanks dan ha for the listening ear.
To ma'am rosa, carla, edson and dianne - for letting me stay for a few weeks. I couldn't have reached the end of the bridge without your generous support. Charchar! ^_^
To the fairfield pinoy families - for all the wonderful company and delicious food!!!
To greg and AJ - sa inyong daog-daog nako, I tell you - I am not a dinosaur! =P Thanks for making me your little sister sa IA. And I am not a barako! bantay lang jud mong duha.
To Maharishi - for inventing TM and giving me this opportunity. Nyahaha. Jai Guru Dev.
To my ultimate idol, to my father up above - thank you for letting me breath gazillion times more. Thanks for letting me experience this thing called life. For letting me feel, for letting me sing and dance. For letting me think. For letting me write. For letting me love. Thank you.
And to all those who I have left out who've shared a part of themselves even in little ways, sorry. But I do thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Thanks, for just embracing me as your friend. I look forward to being your friend a year more! :)