Sunday, November 22, 2009
So in spite of all the rants and raves I have for my dear old Home, Sweet Home, there will never be another place I can ever call “home”. I’ve realized that when I lived in Cebu for 3 years. For sure, we all feel the same way towards that very place where we grew up in, a place we find comfort and safety where family is, and the place where fond memories and even suppressed ones are made – it’s really a place each of us hold in our hearts. In fact, it's been said that a home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.
Now for this blog entry of mine, I am going to take you on a tour of our port city as well as share with you an experiment I’ve been doing lately.
Remember my tweet last October 31st when I said I felt like a whale when I found out I already weighed 105 pounds? Seriously! Well, that’s a thing of the past now. Okay, so maybe I have a really cool metabolism or maybe I’m just disciplined when it comes to certain projects, or maybe I’m just really vain. Whatever it is, I am telling you my scheme worked!
What works? My fish diet! And no, I don’t have a trail of cats following me down the street. Anyway, it’s a dieter’s dream. No, not the cats. The fish! Just because it is one of the foods lowest in calories and fat. How can that be? Well, I’m not going to tell you, you can try and Google that if you really want to know.
But first and foremost, welcome to Ormoc City. Here are some of the places best for jogging and exercise where my friends and I meet and have made into our favorite haunt… during the day anyway since most of us are night owls.
Ormoc City Plaza:
Ormoc Memorial Gardens:
*My favorite sunset view from OSPA.
Pictures do paint a thousand words. :) Breathtaking, noh? Ahh, yes. The benefits of living in a pollution-less place. Pretty huge contrast to urban living. In fact, Ormoc City is a consistent winner of the Cleanest and Greenest City program of the DILG. Must be why my experiment went so smoothly.
From 105 pounds…
To my targeted 95 pounds.
Okay, so maybe 10 pounds isn’t that huge a deal... but it matters to me. I mean, if I get so much as over a hundred, my jeans won’t fit anymore. Not that you can really tell due to my small frame. The first thing I notice though when I gain weight is that my thighs seem to be inflated! So I am adamant to really stay at 100 pounds or below. And all this I accomplished in less than a month!
What’s that you say? “I smell something fishy.” Well, You’re right. So, what’s the big secret? None other than Century Bangus Fillet.
FUN FACT about me: I don’t really eat Milkfish/Bangus unless it is boneless… just because I still don’t know how to take the bones out of any fish and there have been quite countless traumatic times in my life when I had bones stuck in my throat. *shivers at the thought*
And so obviously, the greatest thing about Century Bangus Fillet? It’s BONELESS! Now that’s like a dream come true! Mmm… I just can’t get enough of it! And it even comes with an easy to open can. No more fighting with a dumb can opener!
Apparently and proven by many, diet + exercise is a great combo. But what kind of diet really works? We have Atkins, South Beach, et cetera… As for me, with the limited ingredients one can find in a small town, I know one that doesn’t require a lot to prepare.
Even my dad, who has been a diabetic for as long as I can remember and who is unfortunately unable to enjoy lots of good food, delights in a sumptuous meal with me every time a cook up a storm with Century Bangus Fillet!
VOILA!!! It’s like fine dining. Check out the sizzling hot plate and the presentation!
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!!
Not only is Century Bangus Fillet great for meals, it can be a real lifesaver in the wee hours of the morning. Take for instance last Saturday when a bunch of us decided to have a little get together over a couple of drinks. Even health buffs want to have a good time once in a while.
Although Ormoc City has seen many changes over the years with its "nightlife", 24-hour food joints and such haven't caught up yet. The only thing you can actually find open past 2AM is a Dunkin Donuts branch. Sad, but true. But if you're willing to wait until 4AM, popular carinderias near the market would be open to serve you by then.
That's why I am so glad to have a couple of Century Bangus Fillet cans in the car with me all the time.
Not only is it a healthy choice over junk foods or chichiryas, it also helps relieve that burning sensation in your stomach or bouts of gastritis when you've had a little more alcohol than you should.
Looks like we've found the perfect pulutan! Hehe...
So here’s to a recipe that’s a surefire winner… anytime, anywhere!
Cheers to Century Bangus Fillet!
So what are you waiting for? STOCK UP! Get yours from your favorite supermarket now!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
1,296,000 seconds / 21,600 minutes / 260 hours / 15 days until Noodle Boy comes home! Weeeee!!! *dances like no one is watching*
Here's just for kicks...
** NEVER HIDE **
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Let's start exercising our imaginations more, shall we? If Luke Skywalker used the force, then maybe we can, too! :) It's only mind over matter, and everyone knows (subconsciously!) how powerful that can get. I really think that's how I achieved my bust size. It only took 20 minutes each day, all throughout high school... and I think that really worked.
The key here is to visualize. Yep, that's right. If you're too lazy to get something started, why not try thinking about the results first then? Surely, that'll be more interesting to think about. After that, you'll be asking yourself how you can obtain it... and that'll get the ball rolling. Try it.
Play pretend also has its benefits. If it didn't, we wouldn't be doing it in school right? If not for moral development, it's for problem solving or building social and emotional skills. Just like using an object to represent something else while giving it action and motion. It's all in the mind. Have you ever hugged your pillow and kissed it thinking it was the love of your life? And I'm pretty sure we all played with Barbies and toy soldiers once. Sometimes I think I've had too much of these when I was growing up that I ended up with having not just one, but four imaginary friends! Or maybe because I was an only child. Nevertheless, I really think that excising the mind this way allows one to have empathy... you know, understanding and considering the feelings of others.
Mind games are fun. Noodle Boy and I do that a lot. Sometimes we go through battle of wits, sometimes with reason, and all the time, we end up learning a thing or two about how we can be stronger together, for each other. Nice.
And this is usually how we resolve conflicts. We don't fight because we argue a lot. Tee hee. I must admit, it would get forceful and raging at times, but that's the thing... a bit of stimulation and a whole lotta excitement! In the end, you understand yourself better and know exactly how the other person truly feels.
It is a fact that creativity is developed by regular use. Like our muscles, right? If we don't exercise, how else can we become stronger? The first thing we really need is desire. Then we plan, believe, become persistent, and eventually a positive outcome is inevitable. For it is true that once you set your heart on something, that will come true. It takes work, but I guess that's how we make dreams come true, too. It would take time as well, but patience is always a virtue and again, good things always come to those who wait. This is applicable in business endeavors because it all starts with ideas. And that right there is the product of your imagination!
My point here is simple.
Use your head.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
This is officially my last blog via Maki. *sniff*sniff* (Drama mode!)
I really hate goodbyes. But nothing lasts forever. We all know the constant thing in life is change (death and taxes being unavoidable, the latter though a little debatable) and you know, I don't really lose hope. I've always been the optimistic kind... most of the time anyway. That as long as we have life, there is always that light at the end of the tunnel.
I cried my eyes out last night while backing up and deleting files. How corny is that?! I'm being sentimental. So give me this chance!
Either that or I'm just a wee bit worried my external drive wouldn't have enough space. :P
It's actually a mixed emotion. I'm happy as well because it's time to move on. Meaning there will be a lot of new stuffs to look forward to!
Anyways, what I'm really trying to accomplish here is prioritizing things in life. I'm starting my New Year's Resolution early so yeah, this is basically like cleaning out my closet once more. That is, getting rid of all the things that will just set me back from becoming more financially responsible. So out with the old...
I'm predicting that in 2010 there will be quite a lot of fireworks in my life. :) And the major reason of it all: Noodle Boy is coming home! Time to declutter and conquer my mess! Bwahahahaha! And I have less than a month to get everything in order... Sheeesh.
But hang on a minute, why do I feel like I'm having a garage sale of all my gadgets? Maybe because... I AM! The material girl in me is screaming like hell right now. But I shall not be bothered. This is for my own good. I got to stop (if not tame) the shopaholic in me. Gotta curb that impulse! We already have so many projects outlined for next year, and in order to succeed I need to get rid of all the negative vibes especially the things I can live without.
I can sum up everything in my mind right now in one word: REALITY. And yeah, it bites.
But there is one thing in my life though that's very dominant now that I cannot live without... and there's no way I'll be letting that one go. Hmm... You'll have to tune in to find out! ;)
Sunday, November 1, 2009
This is presumably the sale you've all been waiting for! Tee hee.
Letting go of my ultra-cool QWERTY phone.
My Nokia E63 (aka Sofie) for only...
Warranty until 12/2009. ABSOLUTELY NO HIDDEN DEFECTS!
Comes with box and 1gb memory card...
With a few minor scratches (signs of usage but you can just replace the casing) and no charger.
Do I have to give a reason for selling? Okay, fine.
Let's just say... I'm ready to move on.
How's that? =P
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