Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that picture you see right there happened just this morning. You see, that bird in the cage came to us earlier this year (I think around late January or early February). It actually landed on my aunt's shoulder and the househelp caught it and put it in the old cage. I don't even know what kind of bird that is but it has this very shrill tweet that I could mimic when I purse my lips and try to blow inside. You know how to do that? I bet. Anyways, so this bird has been tweeting like crazy over the past few weeks. I only tweet via Twitter and I don't speak bird so I don't know what the hell it's trying to say.
But lo and behold! A month or two later, another bird of its kind comes around... Must be the mate? Awww.. how tweet! Err.. sweet!
Do you see that look on its face? It's looks so mad. So my dad said we ought to set the birdie free and my mom chirped in saying it should be with the love of its life. Nax... *rolls eyes* I have a feeling they're trying to send me a message with that. Or feeler lang gyud ko. Tee hee.
So I guess what I'm also trying to say here is we should not lose hope because no matter how long it takes, love will find a way and it will find you somehow, someday. :)
Sunday, March 28, 2010
All my life I wanted to be different. I think when you follow a crowd, you have a tendency to get lost. I've always thought I'd deviate from the norms. To do things my way. To make a statement. And that got me into a lot of trouble. Really. You know the kind of trouble that gets you a police blotter? LOL! But I'm happy because it's fun that way. I love life. I like living. I have stories to tell my grandkids! It's a great big world out there and I can't wait to spread my wings and fly. Wait a minute, I had my chance and if my memory serves me correctly, I think I tried that already.
But something was missing, you know. I couldn't do it alone. I needed somebody to be with me in all my adventures and misadventures. It was then I realized that it's true we are all angels with one wing. The only way to fly, therefore, is to embrace one another. I asked myself who was willing to fly with me. I took it as a sign when Vincenzo commented last year on my primary photo with the quote, "Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free till they find someone just as wild to run with them." He said he'd run wild with me anytime. It might not be the most romantic approach but it was pretty cute. Because after all, why be in a relationship that stunts your growth? We all need someone who doesn't merely tolerate but also builds us up and molds us to become better persons not by restricting or putting limits to the things we do. That is the kind of relationship that works for me. And boy, am I glad to find someone just like that.
I hope everyone gets to celebrate life and love the way I do. I thank God every day for this gift.
So now I give you the winner for last week's weekly contest... *drumroll please*
The winner is leonora galo!!!
Please message me or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to claim your prize as well as send me your shipping details so I can send the items. ;)
Now for the next question... Let's make it a little more challenging, shall we?
Alright guys, there you go! If you haven't yet, follow me at TWITTER @MyMariaTV to win a Flickr Pro account and for this blog contest, a chance to win (1) kit of Local Obagi plus (1) Mistine White Spa Extra Whitening & Skin Perfecting Roll-on...
Of note, it wasn't until I saw the fliers did I realize Lucy Torres-Gomez is actually endorsing this product! Mabuhay ang mga taga-Ormoc!!!
Be good and have a blessed Holy Week ahead, y'all!
P.S. One more week and I can eat meat again! Yay!!!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
First off, I got my Sunsilk pack!
Don't you just love freebies? Thank you Sunsilk!
You can get yours also for FREE! To register, text 10DAYS REG Name/Address to 2600.
This is a great opportunity because as you can see I'm actually blogging and killing my hair at the same time! Very productive wouldn't you say?!
Trivia: Did you know I started dyeing my hair since I was in 3rd grade!? Yeah. That's a fact. You can ask my elementary classmates/teachers if you don't believe me. I've been called to the principal's office lotsav times especially when I get carried away with the colors. I think I've tried every color except maybe platinum blonde. Thus, my hair is extremely damaged after 18 awesome years of coloring/bleaching!
Now to put Sunsilk Damage Repair System to the test! Will report back what happens to me then.
Moving on... we're almost done with our latest project.
I'm not really gonna say what we're up to now. You can guess though. Or you can wait because as soon as we're ready...of course, I'll tell you. This is our baby. A product of our collective wild imagination, seeds of ideas brought to fruition, a not so calculated risk, and simply being the originals we believe we are. Alright, just wait and see. ;) Don't get your hopes too high though, but I can guarantee this will be explosive... provincially-speaking. Tee hee.
Now I leave you with the words of Mahatma Gandhi, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
Sunday, March 21, 2010
My blog is an evolution. It is much like the owner who went through a metamorphosis. My thoughts, my actions, and my words have changed over the years. My blogs have helped me all this time. It serves as a reflection and a constant reminder of who I am and what I aim to be. Okay, enough of that...
So I have compiled most of what I have written (save some for those really personal bits) over the years into this blog because I know now that when I die, this blog is going to be my first and probably only memorial... I had asked myself, "What would happen to my blogs when I’m no longer around?" I haven't found the answer yet but I know it will live on. Probably until someone shuts it down or what. Then I might need to come back and haunt that crazy bugger.
Anyways, why talk about death when I'm celebrating my birthday, right? Okay, let the fun continue... FIRST QUESTION for the weekly contest:
That's it. Just write your answer to the question, "What is the exact & complete time & date of my FIRST blog entry?" below in the comments section of this blog post and stand a chance to win (1) Local Obagi kit + (1) Mistine Underarm Whitening Roll-on!
P.S. Twitter, Blog, and Facebook contests still going on! For more details, check here: http://bastaigatsikat.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-mini-birthday-contest-2010.html
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Right now I'm doing what I do best. I'm procrastinating. Yeah, yeah. I shouldn't because you know what they say... Procrastination is like masturbation. It feels good at first, until you realize you just screwed yourself. But I can't help it. Mother Nature screamed at my ovaries this morning, and they cried blood. :(
No wonder I got extremely indolent lately. Why do women have to go through these mood swings? I mean, it sucks! You wanna cry for no reason and get upset over little things! Ugh. When I see the words..."Have a happy period"... Me thinks whoever wrote that has a death wish. Seriously, man... You don't have to be a female to know a period doesn't really spell out happiness. I should say it's probably the end of it.
Come on, girls, you know exactly how this feels. Well, that is if you haven't had menopause yet. I wish there's a happy pill I could take when this time of the month comes, or maybe a remote control to fast forward the days to get it over with because when I woke up today, I realized and knew right then and there it was one of those "don't touch me, don't talk to me, don't even look at me" days. And when I think about it, the previous week was no different. Noodle Boy had to put up a lot with me. I can tell by the way he's being extra gentle with me. I guess he's too afraid to get in the way of the PMS Queen. Although he couldn't resist commenting how my boobs seem to look humongous! Nevertheless, when I opened my eyes this morning, I could have sworn I heard the Devil say, "Shit! She's awake."
What's up with this PMS anyway? Psychotic Mood Shift. Pass My Shotgun. Poor Me Syndrome. Pain Misery Suffering. Potential Murder Suspect. Pissy Mood Syndrome. Pretty Much Spiteful. People Must Shutup. I'm not sure what it is but if you ask me... it's like when you get mad, it feels like you could kill a polar bear with a Q-tip.
And I know something is wrong with me. I'm irregular so that means I get to experience this only about 7 x a year but it's no consolation because like today, I'm having mind-boggling cramps, fatigue, bloating, and this uncontrollable urge to stick pencils in other people's eyes. So I'm warning you, if you see me, please approach with caution. I'm not really myself...
I think I'll go ransack my mom's stash now. It should help some. I found out a couple of days ago that she has these treasures in her fridge.
I'm sorry, Ma. I really need it. As in, NOW NA!
Monday, March 8, 2010
I've been really busy lately, thus I haven't had time to blog. Goodness! A lot had happened since my last blog and I don't even know where to start. I promise to blog all of them (with pictures!) but I got something important to tell you guys for now...
Today, I'm posting the mechanics for my Mini Birthday Contest!!! Yipeeee!!! Are you ready? Here we go.
For my Mini Birthday Contest this year, there’s going to be 3 categories and a lot of chances to win…
Twitter: If you haven't yet, you can follow me @MyMariaTV and tweet this: “Just joined MyMaria’s #bastaigatsikat Birthday Contest 2010 to win the gift of Flickr Pro! http://bit.ly/9RFcYa”
Please limit your tweets/RTs to 2 x a day. Each tweet/RT will count as 1 raffle entry. I shall be taking note of all your entries and draw them randomly. I am going to pick one lucky Twitter follower who is going to enjoy a Flickr Pro account on my birthday (04/18) and I will send you a DM if you win. Contest is open worldwide.
Multiply/Bloggers: For a chance to win a Multiply Premium Account + A Local Obagi Kit, you can re-post this entry, blog about it, and place a link back on your blog. Please leave a comment below and a link to your blog entry so I can keep track of it. I shall again draw the winner on 04/18 and send you a message or comment on your blog if you win! Two other bloggers will also get to win GlutaMAX Lightening Soaps with Glutathione 135g each. Contest is open to Philippine residents or those who have an existing mailing address in the Philippines.
Facebook: You can Become A Fan of my blog account at http://www.facebook.com/pages/MyMaria-Basta-Igat-Sikat/249299832126 and answer the question I posted on the profile pic! Take note: You are only allowed to guess the answer ONCE A DAY. Whoever gets it right first on or before my birthday gets to win a pair of Havaianas from me! I will send the lucky winner a message asking for his/her size (and perhaps a particular model if available). Then I shall purchase the Havaianas pair at our exclusive distributor and ship it to you. Two other lucky Facebook followers (drawn randomly on 04/18) will win GlutaMAX Lightening Soaps with Glutathione 135g each. Contest is open to Philippine residents or those who have an existing mailing address in the Philippines.
But wait, there’s more…
I shall have weekly contests starting on March 21st, so watch out for more prizes! I will tweet them, blog them, and post them on Facebook for more details.
So until then… Stay tuned!
Celebrate life and love!