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I am Rebooting Valentine’s Day as Generosity Day with Acumen Fund, Come Join Us!

14 Feb

RT @acumenfund Rebooting Valentine’s Day as #generosityday #thatslove #notgettingany a blog entry + an FB note 4 my peeps. Love & Light! #fb

A tweet from @acumenfund a few days back started to stir in my head, whilst trying to decide between:

  • accepting Valentine’s Day date invites from equally gorgeous+energetic+smelling good men
  • chillin at the spa – must admit it has been pretty busy lately
  • pushing through with the “date” with Binondo Church’s St. Josemaria Escriva statue giving out novenas and talking about the Opus Dei personal prelature to the curious
  • holing up in my room watching the mushiest of romcoms feeling vulnerable and/or sorry for being single during this day of days where a lover appears to be necessary
  • going to a gaybar with fellow single ladies ogling at male equipment we will never have

The tweet goes:

On Monday we’re trying to reboot Valentine’s Day as #generosityday. Are you in? Thanks for your help! http://bit.ly/fJASGV

The link follows as:

http://sashadichter.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/rebooting-valentines-day/

I got floored and am now joining them to celebrate Generosity Day.

In cooperation with this awesome company’s great initiative, I hereby offer to the universe EVERYTHING I HAVE (time & efforts for service + material stuff) that you feel I can give away while keeping myself and my family  sustainable still.

Please just go message, comment, text, call me TODAY – we will schedule  handovers – I WILL GIVE IT TO YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY.  No questions asked (well except maybe for more details logistics/delivery wise), no exchange deals, no catch, no BS.  It’s yours for the asking. TODAY.

HAPPY GENEROSITY DAY, UNIVERSE!

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OFW Holiday Paranoia

21 Dec

I’ll just share my chat today with my friend G who’s been working in Dubai for almost 4 years now.

G: hehehe takot kasi talaga ako umuwi, 13 kasi pamangkin ko!!! di ko pa mabilang inaanak ko. mga aunt pa, cousins, etc lolss.

Me: aysus. pamangkin lang naman pala at inaanak gosh kapatid you don’t need to sponsor all of them! i don’t:) when they bully me para magpasponsor,labas ang sungay ko

G: di kasi ako madalas umuwi, kaya mataas expectations sa akin lolss!!! pano mo nilalabas sungay mo?

Me: sinasabi ko lang sa mga nagpapalibre i don’t hang around with losers.

G: last april i was there, on the 3rd day, ubos agad 5K dirhams (PHP 60,000) ko!!!.

Me: so kung di kayo loser, di kayo magpapalibre. at pag loser kayo, babush na

G: LOLSSS!!!! nice one!! pwede pa-kopya? winner un, “I dont hang around with losers!”lolssteka, nga at magawang status!!! lolss.

Me: basta tatandaan mo lang you ar not obliged to sponsor them, your money is yours alone and you decide how to spend it – not them. not because you’re single and not because you have more money than them – it does not make it mandatory – ayan give kita sungay para mapadalas

G: TOTALLY AGREE!!!.

Me: ung mga slow, di nila gets yan, nagtatampo.

G: lolss!! sige, pag-uwi ko next year sa October, lets hang around para naman matutunan ko rin maglabas ng sungay….

Me: pero kung ganun sila ka-shallow, do we really need to spend time with them?sige aabangan kita next year keep me posted.

G: mkorek! nakaka-drain ng energy ang mga ganung people!!!will do, girl 😉 luv ya!

Hi Fans!

24 Apr

Before it reaches another month that I haven’t given you anything, my dear followers (harharhar – follow this link!) of what has been happening lately, let me list them down here before I totally forget:

  1. My previous blog entry was indeed the best prelude to the April Fools I’ve managed to make out of those who deserved it. “I’m not gonna get into details”, but I’m sure loyal followers have a good a idea of who this Fool is 
  2. I sent an email that ignited several fires (because I can no longer contain it) and waked several people up.  We got two weeks paid leave as prize.  Nice to know our thoughts were acted on and rewarded towards the end.  Or maybe not.  We’ll see.
  3. I finally have left the company I’ve been with for two years.  Typical LodRose 
  4. Hey, #1 to #4 is my final rant.  I’ve nothing else to say about this entire brouhaha anymore, I’m just glad it’s over.  Sure, I still get to hear of some bad press about me.  Ker ko.  I won the war and as such, am writing the history on a grander scale.  (Huh?  Deadmalu – mahaders mode).
  5. I went through several interviews for the dream job I’ve been longing for that came as an opportunity just early March.  Haven’t eaten chocolates since March 23 as my “offering” as I wait for the offer (almost a month after a series of gruelling interviews – I’m IN ).
  6. I’ve finally managed to open my very first savings account.  I NEVER save, just surviving from one payroll check to another (well of course there are breadwinner responsibilities, mortage payments for the condo and insurance/pension plan but that’s a different story).  Now, it’s going to be a different story.  Finally, with this new work, I’d be able to really save.  Promise!  Hahaha.  
  7. Completed a general organizing and cleaning of my stuff in the apartment I’ve stayed for two years!  I NEVER do that as I have work to shield me as I ask and pay my landlord’s maid to do it. 
  8. Several lunches, dinners and videoke/bar nights with friends I haven’t been in touch with for a looong time. EMO kami 
  9. Finally planned my Pagudpud Backpacking Getaway for just under 3,000 
  10. Started to really learn how to drive – I used to treat it as a non-necessary learning because I can always find people who would drive for me.  As this may not be the case to where I’m going, I’m getting ready.  FREAKING Clutch that makes me a KLUTZ!  My left foot is SORE!  It took me three years of intermittent swimming lessons before finally learning how to swim.  I wonder how long it will take me for driving. 

Hmmn, not too much happening after all.  Maybe next month then. 

All the best!

Policarpio Street @ Mandaluyong City (2008)

5 Jan

Day after Christmas, we finally had a chance to go.

You have probably seen this street on TV for several years now, especially during the holiday season, to have a lot of Christmas Decorations on all the houses residing there, including a flea market as a tourist attraction.

Sad thing about it is several friends and I have tried going there twice but we got lost so it was only this time that it finally pushed through.

To our disappointment, there were only 4 of I think 30 houses on that street were lighted. 

We have managed to have our pictures by the houses that were there.  Only then we saw the signs saying that what made Policarpio stand out in previous years is no more:

Apparently the neighborhood association has agreed on cutting down costs by limiting the houses that have Christmas decorations on display.

Even the flea market is gone.  But they have managed to put stalls on the adjacent street (Ilagan), where you can find the latest trend on fashion, specifically clothing, bags and other gift items.

Looking at this sign made me instinctively want to kill the previous companions I had on trying to find this place years back.  Like, they shouldn’t have been guys who were to proud to ask for directions or that had decided to give up right away after getting quite miserably lost for a couple of times.

I can not really blame the neighborhood association for deciding on doing this.  It is really just a pity of having a tradition gone in an instant.  Sure, we can go to Greenhills to view the latest C.O.D. display and we can go to the other commercial areas that have the good lights.  Thing is, there is a distinct flavor of the Policarpio Street during the holidays that feels so much like home as it is in the residential area so now that it is hanging by a thread, it’s so sad.  Maybe if they had commericalized the place (like charging people to enter the street and such), the tradition might have survived.  It might put a bad taste for a bit, but I’m sure people will understand.

Then maybe next year, we can find a new homey venue to go to that is not so commercial.

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