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Jun 30 2006

I can feel the pressure

I skipped school today.:) Well, partly. I had the worst case of dysmenorrhea I’ve ever had. ever. I tried not to think about it but after ReEd I decided to go home. I missed English, CWTS and EM 112 (Trigo). Trigo’s hell. So I don’t regret not coming. Haha. On the other hand, our English prof is attendance-obsessed and I was supposed to pass a CWTS journal. Still, I would’ve died of pain or something anyway.I bet Dibiboi (DB boi) knows I like him. It’s frickin obvious! Haha. It’s fun.

To Naruto fans: Isn’t Sakura very annoying at the start of the series? All she does is stand, watch, and shout, «Sasuke-kun!» or «Naruto-kun!». She doesn’t even fight that much. USELESS. I used to like her for Naruto.^^

Jun 28 2006

What ?

Haha, one of the most embarassing and mortifying moments of my life happened today. Hahaha. After CTWS, my girl blockmates and I went to the canteen. DB boi was there. He was the one I moshed with [hahaha] ala First of Summer video [HAHAHAHA] at the freshmen welcome party. I was so happy to see him that I didn’t notice til later that Borokokok *coughRAM2xcough* was actually at the next table, with his back to me. He knew I was just there and kept trying to look behind him (palusot ka pa! hahaha) and glance at me but I was always looking somewhere else, although it too was obvious I was doing it on purpose. My blockmates don’t know who he is but they know about the story of my past. Hahahaha. Corny. Haha!Anyway, they noticed I wasn’t acting myself and started to say things like,»Ley! Why’re you so quiet? Are you thinking of your crush?»»Ley, you’re crush is here right?»

«Why are you so lonely? Is it because of your ex? Haven’t you moved on yet? Or is it your crush?»

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Hahaha. I swear I could feel myself turn as red as a tomato. Hahahaha.»No, no, it’s my crush! He’s over there! *points* See? They’re leaving the canteen!»

Hahaha! Denial queen! But DB boi really was there 😀 Maygaaaaaad, Ram2x Borokokok was still trying to glance at me, so I suggested we go to class already since we had 10 minutes before Trigo. I was desperate to get away! Far, far away!:P He texted me a few minutes later, asking why I didn’t say Hi. I said sorry (typical LEY to Ram2x move). :/

Anyway, I kept seeing DB boi today. YAY!:) Is it just me, or did he really look at me.. sort of?:P && now I know that I will see him after Fili because as we go down from the fifth floor, they go up. Yeahhhh.:D

Oh, I slipped in the ramp with lots of people in the corridor seeing. Lovely, eh?:D

Jun 28 2006

biodegradable nappies

I tried on Lewis these biodegradable nappies and they’re really good. They’re not bleached and apparently, they decompose in 8 weeks, unlike the commonly used nappies widely available in shops that take almost a hundred years to decompose!Why don’t you try them on your babies? It’s guilt-free to use them and you help save the environment!

Jun 27 2006

The E-mail Support Team

Life of the Original AM Shift MSN Messenger E-mail Support Team at a glance…I miss them, but I have learned a long time ago the fact that all good things in this life would never last. Change is inevitable and you have to adapt to whatever Life hands at your lap. I’m enjoying the team that I am with right now but there are times when you can’t help but stay still for one moment and think about the times that you spent withh them not too long ago. I still see some of them at the office once in a while. I still get to spend time with Gladys. Chai and I still send forwarded messages at least once a week. Lira still sends me an IM when she has some questions…so not bad at all. I havent’ heard from Ali, but still get to see Paul and Jazz once during my birthday.

They are all still the same, but somehow different and I can’t find the exact words to describe the changes.

Jun 27 2006

The 3 o’clock Syndrome

All right, my shift starts at eight. But before that I have to set up my tools like ten minutes before I clock in. Good luck to me, I’m part of the opening shift. Like I get the first few people who have issues, I mean «issues».By the time I have my first 15-minute break, I’m a bit dizzy from the calls. It is not easy listening to people’s problems, you don’t even know them yet they come to you for help. And the hard part is, you have to take them somewhere to get their problem solved. It would be better if you would be able to solve their problem right there and then. It would give you a sense of achievement, a sense of fulfilment.Midnight arrives, I take my lunch. I’m not dizzy anymore, I’m drunk. Drunk of all the problems people have, drunk from all the information coming into my head, and drunk most of all from the information coming out of my head.And the hardest part comes. The 3 o’clock syndrome. What happens on the 3 o’clock syndrome? I get booted out of my cubicle. I have nothing to do. I get to stay on the coffee lounge, thinking about all the problems I handled, thinking if I have taken them to the proper places. That’s what bums me the most. Dammit.

Good thing I have my cigarette, my coffee mug, my lighter. And the fresh mountain breeze. It suits me well amidst all the pressure. Then I won’t have to worry no more.

Jun 26 2006

My Cebu trip…

i was in cebu last weekend for the 2nd regional draw of Extra Joss Extra La-Cash Part 2… day 1 was spent for alignment meetings and store checks while day 2 was allotted for the draw…and day 3 for editing of the airing material and cebu tour!one of the perks of my work is free travels! but of course its all work related trips but i always make sure that i endulge in what i call «leisure after work» activities! it doesnt matter if i only have 2 hours of sleep, migraine attacks or even LBM…nothing can stop me from enjoying whatever i can enjoy in the area…in the case of cebu, its the scenery and historical spots!I was with my Indonesian client and i had a hard time giving him the historical background of the spots…i happened to left some of my lessons in college and too bad that includes a big chunk of history…

@ shangrila mactan

shangrila mactan garden

Sharingla Mactan is one of the premier hotel in cebu with a beach front…an overnight stay will cost me an arm and leg and maybe my kidneys too if i insist on another night…

we visited Magellan’s cross…i think it is the cross that magellan brought to the philippines that marks the christianization of the filipinos…

plantation bay hotel and resort is the counterpart of Shangrila Mactan…i like it better here…the management were so kind to give us a quick tour of the entire resort…but again it will cost me a month’s salary (gross!) if i want to have an overnight stay with food and spa…

…how i wish i could marry a rich man so i can spend his money enjoying here!… 🙂

Jun 26 2006

Carrie Bradshaw

I started watching Sex and the City in 2002. I got hooked on it because of its witty lines, colorful characters, and simple but complicated plot. My girlfriends and I would often talk about Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha and asked ourselves who among the four characters we could best identify ourselves with. They have become sort of our «someone-I-want-to-be-but-could-never-be» person. They were bold, sassy, and they live the life that almost all of us wanted. Among the four, I’d say I like Carrie Bradshaw’s character the most. Not because she’s the main character but it’s more of how she lives her life. Last weekend, I was forced to stay at home since I was sick and so I decided to have a Sex and the City DVD marathon. Afterwards, I checked the best lines that Carrie delivered on the show and the following are my favorites:

1.) Despite the fact that there are over eight million people on the island of Manhattan, there are times you still feel shipwrecked and alone. Times even the most resourceful survivor would feel the need to put a message in a bottle, or on an answering machine. 2.) Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.3.) Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they’re supposed to run wild until they find someone — just as wild — to run with.4.) Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course, we wouldn’t fall in love, or have babies, or be who we are. After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.5.) You shouldn’t have to sacrifice who you are just because somebody else has a problem with it. 6.) No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends. 7.) When you’re young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun, then you grow up and learn to be cautious; you could break a bone, or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don’t leap at all because there’s not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there is no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary? 8.) Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe, you have to let go of who you are to become who you will be.9.) I admit it’s tempting to wish for the perfect boss, the perfect parent, or the perfect outfit. But maybe the best any of us can do is not quit, play the hand we’ve been dealt, and accessorize what we’ve got.10.) I’ve done the merry-go-round. I’ve been through the revolving doors. I feel like I’ve met somebody I can stand still with for a minute. And don’t you want to stand still with me?11.) I had often fantasized about running into my ex and his wife. But in those fantasies, I was running over them with a truck.12.) Why do we let the one thing we don’t have affect how we feel about all the things we do have? Why does one-minus-a-plus-one feel like it adds up to zero?13.) Later that day I got to thinking about fairy tales. What if Prince Charming had never shown up? Would Snow White have laid in that glass box forever? Or would she have gotten up, spit out the apple, gotten a job and a health care plan and moved on with her life?14.) Men in their forties are like the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle: tricky, complicated, and you’re never really sure you got the right answer.15.) Can you get to your future if your past is present? 16.) Later that night I got to thinking about the x-factor. In mathmatics, we learn that x stands for the unknown, a+b=x, but what’s really unknown is what plus what equals friendship with an x. Is this an unsolvable equation? Or is it possible to transform a once passionate love into something that fits nice and easily onto the friendship shelf? I couldnt help but wonder… can you be friends with an x?

17.) When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psychotic.

Don’t you just looovvee Carrie Bradshaw and the lines?! Unfortunately, it ended so soon but the good thing about it is that I can watch it over and over again. Nothing like this kind of chick-flick to make you feel good, don’t you think? 😉

Jun 26 2006

Dell is on fire

Literally, that is. Read more…

Jun 26 2006

Camotes Working Vacation

The Camotes resorts where I help do their PR work hosted national and local media. We played host to shoots for ABS-CBN national and local TV shows: Trip na Trip and Maayong Buntag Kapamilya, in time for Suroy-suroy Sugbu. It was work but it was also a good time to unwind.

Jun 26 2006

Camotes Working Vacation

The Camotes resorts where I help do their PR work hosted national and local media. We played host to shoots for ABS-CBN national and local TV shows: Trip na Trip and Maayong Buntag Kapamilya, in time for Suroy-suroy Sugbu. It was work but it was also a good time to unwind.

Jun 26 2006

The Right Time

Remember the movie My Bestfriend’s Wedding? There’s this scene in that movie that never failed to make me feel nostalgic and sad. It’s the scene wherein Michael and Julianne was on this ferry boat and he asked her to dance while he was singing their song. Then Michael said «Kimmy says if you love someone you say it, you say it right then, out loud. Otherwise the moment just…passes you by…»Then Julianne realized that she had let her «moment» slipped through her fingers and that she could never take it back. For me, one of the worst moments of your life is when you realized that you had let the «moment» that you have been waiting for passed you by without putting up a fight. Then again, you will never know when that moment would be until you realized that it’s gone.

Sad, but it’s true. Then, you will live your life wishing that you knew it was the right moment, the right time, and that you did not fail to recognize it. You will silently mourn, pick up the shattered pieces of your heart and wait once again if you would ever find that «right moment» for the second time in your life and be brave enough not to let it slip away.

Jun 26 2006

Kuan: Tulo Ka Haiku

(Illustration: JOSUA CABRERA)

Pagkatumpag sa Kamingaw

Natun-as na ang adlaw.
Apan kanus-a
matumpag ang kamingaw?

Nangahagbong nga Bitoon

Iphon ta: mga bitoonnga nangahagbong.

Asa man ta padulong?

Sa Palibot sa Hardin

Hanging itom, sa atong

hardin naglibot.
Kanus-a ta mag-ibot?

Jun 26 2006

Pangandam

Pagbantay, ayaw pagdanghag kon buot kang mohimamat sa balak.Daghan ra ba kaayo’g nawongang iyang mga pulong. Nag-ugomog mga buak nga bildo, nag-asoang iyang dila: wala’y kalainansa managhigugmanga misalikway sa kamingawug kalisang, nag-bayloay sa ilang gininhawasamtang nahimong samin sa isig usaang ilang lawas nga nagsinaw sa ilang singot.

Wala’y kalainansa paghot sa iro ilawom sa kagabhion ang gisumbong sa magbabalaknga gihuboan sa mga bakaksamtang nangliki ang iyang antiparaatul sa pagtakdolsa iyang pag-inusara.Pagmatngon kon buot kang makighilawassa pasumbingay nga nagkiay-kiayluyo sa kahilum: wala’y kalainan

sa huni ug kundat sulod sa dughan duyog sa tinagong tunob sa kawatan.Kon siya imong masakpan,nagpasabot kini nga ikaw andam namodawat sa bisan unsang hagitbatok sa kangitngit samtangang balak— nangahaslagbas sa imong kalimutaw—nangidhat ug nagpatin-aw

kon unsaon paghulat.

Jun 26 2006

Kuan: Duha Ka Haiku

(Illustration: JOSUA CABRERA)

Sa Pagkapikas sa Samin

Sa kahayag gitusok,samin napikas.

Unsaon man pagtutok?

Nagbukal nga Sabaw

Buhilaman: nagbukalnga sabaw. Nganong

mga tiyan namugnaw?

Jun 26 2006

Ting-init, Hunas, Taub


Dili matugkad ang kauhawsa adlaw. Iyang dila nag-asosa pagsupsop— sama sa masuso—sa atong singot nga mibanawug buot molapaw sa dagat.Nagsungkod sa baybayon, ang beteranosa karaang gubat gihagit sa katawasa mga kataw. Ang ilang mga tutoymipatubod sa iyang laway, miawassa iyang ngabil nga nangliki karon

sa tinghunas sa iyang taghoy.

Nangalisngaw ang gilawmon
sa iyang panghupaw. Iyang natilawan
ang parat nga huyohoy nga huyopon unya
sa aso sa mga panghaw
ug tambutso sa dakbayan diin
nagbanaw ang kabugnaw sa dugo
samtang nag-agas ang gatas gikan

sa ngabil sa mga bag-ong gipangtuli
nga karon naglawud ang kahidlaw
sa pagdasdas, wala’y pagdumili
sa pakighilawas sa mga balud
nga nagbukal-bukal gihapon
hangtud ug bisan
ang adlaw malumsan.

Jun 26 2006

Kuan: Upat ka Haiku

(Illustration: JOSUA CABRERA)

Unos sa Uha

Naghuot na ang arka.Kinsa’y nalumos

sa pag-unos sa uha?

Panghupaw Gikan sa Pagtuang

Migitib, mga udlot

sa pagpanghupaw.
Asa na man ang bangaw?

Abo sa Adlaw

Gihagdaw pa sa kabog—

abo sa adlaw.
Kanus-a man mobatog?

Hagwa sa mga Ikogan

Iring sungkaban, irongbuang: gahagwa.

Kinsa’y nagkalibanga?

Jun 26 2006

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Jun 26 2006

Dihang Gisikop ug Gikulata ang Terorista

Dili maila iyang dagway, nabulhog
ug nabulit sa bun-og. Wala siya magmaskara,
ug dili niya kaila ang mga vigilante nga nagbulhot
og itom nga huyohoy sa dakbayan samtang
misutoy ang ilang motorsiklo kadlit
sa kadalanan nga nagkalapok og pula.
Kon siya taga-diin, taghoy ra ang iyang tubag,
mihungaw gikan sa iyang pangag ug sa ngabil
nga nangudlot bantang sa singsing
sa kasal nga misalingsing sa kinumo
sa nagsukit-sukit. Ang iyang gitug-an

mao ra ang panaad sa mga manag-uyab
nga napatik sa panyo nga nagkalatik
sa sip-on ug luha. Ang iyang giyamyam

mao ra ang mga tam-is nga linya
sa kanta nga gihulmigas sa diwalwal
nga dila sa naghikog. Ang iyang gibutyag

mao ra ang kahilum sa usa ka puya
nga gipistahan sa mga ilaga
sa basurahan. Ang iyang giangkon

mao nga siya ra’y bugtong nagsayaw-sayaw
duyog sa dinamita nga nagpitik sulod
sa atong dughan. Wala siya mangayo’g
pasaylo sa iyang pak-an nga pagpangahas
nunot sa usa ka tahas: ang pagpakay-ag
sa kahayag. Ang pagpauyog kalit
sa kalibutan aron mapulpog
ang kangitngit. Aron mawatas-watas
ug maugdaw ang atong kamingaw.
Wala siya’y apelyido. Siya tawga lang kuno
sa ngalan nga Kupido.

Jun 26 2006

Dihang Gisikop ug Gikulata ang Terorista

Dili maila iyang dagway, nabulhog
ug nabulit sa bun-og. Wala siya magmaskara,
ug dili niya kaila ang mga vigilante nga nagbulhot
og itom nga huyohoy sa dakbayan samtang
misutoy ang ilang motorsiklo kadlit
sa kadalanan nga nagkalapok og pula.
Kon siya taga-diin, taghoy ra ang iyang tubag,
mihungaw gikan sa iyang pangag ug sa ngabil
nga nangudlot bantang sa singsing
sa kasal nga misalingsing sa kinumo
sa nagsukit-sukit. Ang iyang gitug-an

mao ra ang panaad sa mga manag-uyab
nga napatik sa panyo nga nagkalatik
sa sip-on ug luha. Ang iyang giyamyam

mao ra ang mga tam-is nga linya
sa kanta nga gihulmigas sa diwalwal
nga dila sa naghikog. Ang iyang gibutyag

mao ra ang kahilum sa usa ka puya
nga gipistahan sa mga ilaga
sa basurahan. Ang iyang giangkon

mao nga siya ra’y bugtong nagsayaw-sayaw
duyog sa dinamita nga nagpitik sulod
sa atong dughan. Wala siya mangayo’g
pasaylo sa iyang pak-an nga pagpangahas
nunot sa usa ka tahas: ang pagpakay-ag
sa kahayag. Ang pagpauyog kalit
sa kalibutan aron mapulpog
ang kangitngit. Aron mawatas-watas
ug maugdaw ang atong kamingaw.
Wala siya’y apelyido. Siya tawga lang kuno
sa ngalan nga Kupido.

Jun 26 2006

Dihang Nabuntagan ang Gamhanan

(alang ni Raphael Gandalf)

Bisan ang amang makakantabahin sa dili nako mabuhat: sirko-balintong, salamangka, inigmat

ug ang pagpakidhat sa buta.

Bisan akong taghoy— muna’s ginhawang’
pangugat— wala’y kisaw sa huyohoy,
gitugaw ug gihuyop sa huni sa panghupaw. Gani ang bungolmakalingi sa pagtambol sa akong kabalakasamtang talinis ang mga torotot, nagpaabotsa akong pagkalukapa. Ug dali ra pud tudloon

sa mga pungkol ang mga dapit diin nabiyaan ko

bisan sa mga bakol. Diin gitukmod kosa kahumok sa akong ilong sa pagsuong-suongsa mga suok-suok sa kahapunon diin ang alimyonsa dugo mao ra’y akong masimhot samtangang mga buwak nga tunokon gasugwak gikan sa akong kamot.Kining tanan akong gidawat, anak,kining tanan akong gi-angkon sukadgitugyanan ko’g katakus sa pagsapnay,

sukad ang kagabhion nagtugyan nako’g gahum

batok sa kalaay, katulogon ug urombisan pa’g ga-uwang ang mga iro,gaalindasay kay giduyogan man

sa akong laylay.

Jun 26 2006

Dihang Nabuntagan ang Gamhanan

(alang ni Raphael Gandalf)

Bisan ang amang makakantabahin sa dili nako mabuhat: sirko-balintong, salamangka, inigmat

ug ang pagpakidhat sa buta.

Bisan akong taghoy— muna’s ginhawang’
pangugat— wala’y kisaw sa huyohoy,
gitugaw ug gihuyop sa huni sa panghupaw. Gani ang bungolmakalingi sa pagtambol sa akong kabalakasamtang talinis ang mga torotot, nagpaabotsa akong pagkalukapa. Ug dali ra pud tudloon

sa mga pungkol ang mga dapit diin nabiyaan ko

bisan sa mga bakol. Diin gitukmod kosa kahumok sa akong ilong sa pagsuong-suongsa mga suok-suok sa kahapunon diin ang alimyonsa dugo mao ra’y akong masimhot samtangang mga buwak nga tunokon gasugwak gikan sa akong kamot.Kining tanan akong gidawat, anak,kining tanan akong gi-angkon sukadgitugyanan ko’g katakus sa pagsapnay,

sukad ang kagabhion nagtugyan nako’g gahum

batok sa kalaay, katulogon ug urombisan pa’g ga-uwang ang mga iro,gaalindasay kay giduyogan man

sa akong laylay.

Jun 26 2006

Sa Akong Kinamaguwangan


(alang ni Gabriel Ollivan)

Nangitngit ang mga ngilit-ngilit sa lawassa imong inahan sa inanay nimong pagsubangsulod sa iyang sabakan. Nahimong bukidang iyang tiyan, ug milipang ang kalasangansa akong dughan: nanamkon og mga ihalasnga liso, nag-uha-uha sa mga mangtas ngamga sanga ug wala pa hiilhing mga bunga. Nanggitib sa akong dila ang mga udlotsa pangaliya hangtud nasiak ang adlaw

ug nisidlak ang imong unang tyabaw kapin

sa oras gikan sa paglabay sa udtong tutok.Din-a ko mangutana nganong magbandilyoang mga tuktogaok matag kaadlawon.Gibalhiboan ang akong mga bukton.Sa imong kagutom, samtang ikaw gilaylayansa imong inahan, gitungab nakoang iyang tingog. Hangtud ang kahayagnga midagayday sa tumoy sa iyang totoygisawman sa mga bitoon nga nangandoysaw-an ug saulogon ang atong mga kagabhion.

Ikaw ang suga sa tanan nakong isugilon.

Jun 26 2006

Sa Akong Kinamaguwangan


(alang ni Gabriel Ollivan)

Nangitngit ang mga ngilit-ngilit sa lawassa imong inahan sa inanay nimong pagsubangsulod sa iyang sabakan. Nahimong bukidang iyang tiyan, ug milipang ang kalasangansa akong dughan: nanamkon og mga ihalasnga liso, nag-uha-uha sa mga mangtas ngamga sanga ug wala pa hiilhing mga bunga. Nanggitib sa akong dila ang mga udlotsa pangaliya hangtud nasiak ang adlaw

ug nisidlak ang imong unang tyabaw kapin

sa oras gikan sa paglabay sa udtong tutok.Din-a ko mangutana nganong magbandilyoang mga tuktogaok matag kaadlawon.Gibalhiboan ang akong mga bukton.Sa imong kagutom, samtang ikaw gilaylayansa imong inahan, gitungab nakoang iyang tingog. Hangtud ang kahayagnga midagayday sa tumoy sa iyang totoygisawman sa mga bitoon nga nangandoysaw-an ug saulogon ang atong mga kagabhion.

Ikaw ang suga sa tanan nakong isugilon.

Jun 26 2006

Kuan: Duha ka Haiku

(Illustration: JOSUA CABRERA)

Utlanan nga Wa’y Katapusan

Padayon sa pagtuyokang kalibutan.

Nganong duna’y utlanan?

Dasmag sa Dan-ag

Ang buwan nasarasay.Nganong duna ma’y

manukmag sa kahayag?

Jun 26 2006

Tid bits… 1) Napping cat- I chanced upon this…

Tid bits…

1) Napping cat— I chanced upon this napping cat and I couldn’t resist taking a picture… interesting how it curled it’s body….

2) Monday’s done— Seems like only an hour ago that I woke up, and it’s now quarter past 6 pm. And now that Monday’s gone, it’ll just be a matter of time (pun intended, haha!) before it’s weekend already! 🙂

3) Short Magazine— The short magazine for my A2 arrived today, good fit and makes my rifle easier to carry…

4) Site meters— I have three site meters: Cluster Map (which let’s you see in a map the sites from where you blog is being viewed; Stat Counter (makes you see even the IP adresses of your site visitors); and Hit Counter (onsite counters which keeps you updated on the number of hits you get in your site). Talk about vanity!

Jun 25 2006

On the gear to ‘t Woudt !

I am now biking 🙂 This is my longest way in the saddle. We cycled from home to my parents-in-law’s house to ‘t Woudt part of Schipluiden about 14 kms back and forth.

Above shots are on our way there taken last Saturday for a family reunion. Actually, this is already our three-times of biking going there. (The reunion entry will be posted some other time :-))

Welcome to our destination! Infront of the house is the church. We took the easiest way and get intimate with the villages and canals where we passed through. ‘t Woudt is a small village with an old church standing in the center and has few inhabitants, making it as one of the smallest villages in the Netherlands. The Dutch countryside is the main attraction during summer. Many fine bicycling destinations are arranged for bicycle tours provided with a cycling map. t’ Woudt is one common spot to explore the green pearl of the Midden-Delfland. A relaxing cafeteria (a hay storage baarn before) is just before the church where we can pass.

A picturesque view of the church in ‘t Woudt. Fotos from Flickers.

Along the lanes we can see unlimited waterway canals, goats and cows in conference, windmills, and greenhouses. However, as you are biking, fresh air and combined smelly perfumes are just free on the air. You can choose any variants of smells such as compost heaps, and animals’ grassy waste plus numbers of insects uninvitedly but welcoming to your eyes.

This is the scenario as you enter the diverse village biking routes.

Biking fotos are courtesy of my husband’s mobilefone.
For now, it is a big relief for me at least my bike adventure is doing smoothly without any big hazards. My new task now is to embrace bike traffic rules…What is this?In the Netherlands, every road is adjacent to the network of cycleways. Bikes have special lanes and traffic rules too. People travel to work, go to the local supermarket and go to school by bicycle. In fact, one can travel almost anywhere by bicycle in the Netherlands. This is why tourists, when they visit the Netherlands, often rent a bicycle and cycle around the countryside or the city. Dutch cycling community is very diverse: kids on their first bike, children riding to school, people commuting to work, couples on holiday, families on a leisurely Sunday ride, racing professionals, people from all walks of life, they all share the same network of cycling.Kids in the last year of basischool (elementary school) are actually given traffic lessons and must pass for their biking license 🙂 Now, we actually ordered a cycling traffic book from the internet. Though there are free lessons in the cyberspace but then we just order one to ensure my head won’t forget 🙂 So, I will learn basic rules and traffic signs. We already bike going to the centrum and to my school but quite scary for me when caught in the middle of intersections. Huh! Another thing to add to my integration course here in Holland :-)Check my first entry about my bike 🙂

Tags: «Ik heb een fiets gekocht !»

Jun 24 2006

Wanted: 1-2 BR apartment or rented space pref. 1-4…

Wanted:1-2 BR apartment or rented spacepref. 1-4k rent feepref. Iligan or Cebu or Davaopref. with shared internet connection para cheapwith good water supplypref. fixed electricity fees but willing to pay for electricity toopref. near carenderia and city proper or 1 jeepney ride to city proper.

Apply na! Teehee. 🙂

Jun 24 2006

Wanted: 1-2 BR apartment or rented space pref. 1-4…

Wanted:1-2 BR apartment or rented spacepref. 1-4k rent feepref. Iligan or Cebu or Davaopref. with shared internet connection para cheapwith good water supplypref. fixed electricity fees but willing to pay for electricity toopref. near carenderia and city proper or 1 jeepney ride to city proper.

Apply na! Teehee. 🙂

Jun 23 2006

Bitten by a vampire

I’ve been bitten by a vampire.

Jun 23 2006

Two Nights Ago

never heard of you. don’t talk to me. pretty much the things i said to somebody. i hurt someone. way different than before. maybe i hated too much. i must forgive. eewtwo nights ago i got the time of my life. spent like two or three hours with that person and it really got me on highs. druggy you might consider but the hellmy body clock is all messed up. i mean its typical of me to be dripping saliva all over my bed for almost half the day but now i always seem to stand up automatically after five or less hours of sleep

dammit i stepped on someone’s(not the same person on the first part) pride last night. to badmouth people is just nothing to me but now i realize it really is bad. duh

Jun 23 2006

This is the City Dog Pound’s van, as you can see…

This is the City Dog Pound’s van, as you can see it’s full of «stray dogs». I chanced upon it on my way to work last week. The dogs are caught using G.I. wires and I can’t stand the pitiful moan of the dogs as they are dragged ino the van.

I can’t fault the City Government in trying to keep this city clean, but I also pity the owners of these dogs for the time and effort they put into raising their pets… in the end, it’s still a responsibility in keeping and having pets.

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