A Song for Chaka

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It took me a while to find the video of this song from Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper. Almost all the videos I found in you tube has been disabled for embedding, except for this one. Never mind the hungarian lyrics, just read through the English lyrics I have posted as well. I just love this song so much which I dedicate to my beloved cat, Chaka. :)

I wish I can sing it for you.. :)

The Cat’s Meow

Whats Wrong Wofie, are ya sick
Something in your Throat?
Wait A Minute are you trying to meow?
Ah Fella
I can see it when you’re feeling low
You can’t hide that from me
You’re no status quo calico
So why keep trying to be?
‘Cause you’re more than that
You’re my doggish cat
I wish you could see the you I see
I say
If you bark
Celebrate it
Make your mark
Serenade it
Noah’s ark
Shoulda had a cat like you
And if
What you are
Is a strange you
Doesn’t mean
You should change you
Only means
You should change your point of view

Hey, feline
You fetch just fine
To thine ownself be true
Your bow wow’s
The cat’s meow
It’s how I know you’re you

You don’t need the bows
Or tiara
Bid your woes
Sayonara
Trust your nose
‘Cause it knows the way to go
When you
Chase your tail
You’re enchanting
Spirits sail
When you’re panting
When you wail
You’re a rover, Romeo

There is not
One hair of you
That I would rearrange
I love you the way you are
And that will never change
That will never change

An IT Career

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When I was younger, I have always wanted to be an accountant. I love Mathematics so much! If Math is the waterloo of most students, it is actually my favorite subject along with Physics. :) That’s why when I was in grade school and if I were asked what course I will take in College, I always answer Accounting.

When I was in high school, I thought of another career to push through. I wanted to be an Engineer, a Civil Engineer to be exact. How I admire the engineers who built buildings, roads and flyovers. :) My love for Math grew deeper then. When I graduated from high school, computer industry has began to grow. The need for computer specialists began to boom as well. I ended up taking Computer Engineering in college. Well, my dream of becoming an Engineer was fulfilled. :)

I am glad though that I finished a course that is inline with computer technologies. I have been in the call center industry for years but the good thing about my work is that I am a technical support. My first support was Networking devices and now with a well known computer manufacturer. :)

Computer Engineers didn’t have any board exams because of the fast phases in Information Technology and Computer Industry. It’s a good thing though that there is a university that offers online degree for Information Technology that will enhance my knowledge and skills.

Western Governors Online University offers a good deal with regard to different programs which are very affordable and it is accredited. I have checked the courses they offer and I am planning to enroll in one of their online IT degree. I am actually thinking of enrolling in M.S. Information Security and Assurance.

I hope that I will be able to earn enough money so I can enroll very soon. Of course I would want to have a Master’s degree. :)

Ciao! :)

Removing Triggers from Your Home

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Since I learned that I have asthma, too, I have read different pamphlets on how I can prevent getting an asthma attack. Actually I have been reading different materials to help my daughter as well. I admit that one of the triggers of asthma is the allergen from pets. But, not all people who has asthma can be affected with the same allergen. That is why I am also studying the different triggers, which could cause asthma attack. I got this information from a pamphlet given from Medical City and I hope this would help a lot of asthmatic out there.

Here are some common triggers and some ways to help control them at home.  (Source: The Medical City)

Tobacco Smoke – Smoking should not be allowed in the home. Ask family members and friends to smoke outdoors. Ask your Lung Association how you can help.

Wood Smoke – Wood smoke is a problem for children and adults with asthma and allergies. Avoid wood stoves and fireplaces.

Pets – Almost all pets can cause allergies, including dogs, cats, and small animals like birds, hamsters, and guinea pigs. All pets should be removed from home if they trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. Pet allergen may stay in the home for months after the pet is gone because it remains in house dust. Allergy and asthma symptoms may take some time to get better.

If pet stays in the home, keep it out of the bedroom of anyone with asthma or allergies, weekly pet baths may help cut down the amount of pet saliva and dander in the home.

Sometimes you hear that certain cats or dogs are “non-allergenic.” There is no such thing as a “non-allergenic” furry pet. Tropical fish may be a good substitute.

Cockroaches – Cockroaches can be a big problem for some people with asthma. Tiny pieces of dead roaches and roach droppings end up in house dust and the air you breathe.

Like people, roaches need food and water a place to live. Help keep your home roach-free by storing food in sealable containers and keeping crumbs, dirty dishes and other sources of food waste cleaned up; fixing leaks and wiping up standing water; cleaning up clutter where roaches find shelter. If you still have a problem and you choose to use a pesticide, be sure to use it safely, and as directed on the label. Baits are less likely than sprays or foggers to harm your lungs.

Mold and Mildew – When moisture in the air is high, mold and mildew can be a problem in bathrooms, kitchens and basements. Make sure there areas have good air circulation and are cleaned often. The basement in particular may need a fan or a dehumidifier. Remember – the water that collects in the dehumidifier must be emptied and the container cleaned often to prevent growing mildew.

Mold may grow on foam pillow when you perspire. Wash pillow cases every week, dry thoroughly and make sure to change it every week. You may change to a fiber-filled pillow. Mold also grow in the soil of houseplants, so check them often. You may have to keep all plants outdoors.

Dust Mites – Dust mites are tiny, microscopic animals usually found in house dust. Several thousand mites can be found in a pinch of dust. Mites are one of the major triggers for people with allergies and asthma. They are one of the most difficult triggers to get rid of.

Hope this helps!

Ciao! :)

Missing Papa

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While I am dusting our the frame of our family picture, I cannot help but miss my father. He’s been gone for 3 years now yet I still cry whenever I remember him. He may not be the perfect father and husband in the world, but he had loved us so much.

I remember when he was still alive; he loved playing Monopoly with us. And, he took the game seriously! He also loved singing the songs of Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck. His favorite song is Delilah of Tom Jones. There was a time that I got irritated because he was singing Delilah on top of his voice, and I was just starting to get a good sleep from a night shift. Another thing that I will not forget about him was his many attempts to grow his hair. And, the I guess the most effective way he tried as hair loss treatment was using aloe vera leaves. :)

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Aloe Vera

I know papa is happy with God now. Even if he’s not around anymore, his love for us will continue to live on.

Ciao! :)

People Power 24th Anniversary

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Last February 25, the Philippines celebrated the 24th anniversary of People Power Revolution (or the EDSA Revolution). The People Power revolution paved way to remove the martial law president, Ferdinand Marcos from power. The same incident made the late president Corazon C. Aquino the first woman president of the country. A simple and gentle yet intelligent homemaker led the country and brought democracy back.

I was only 4 years old then. I remember that I used to join my father climbing the roof of our neighbor. My kuya Michael and kuya Nomer even lent me telescope so I could see the “tora-toras” flying in the sky. We live in Rosario, and the incident happened in EDSA Ortigas which is just about 10minutes away from where we live. I have no idea what was happening then. All that matters to me then was I enjoyed watching little planes flying.

Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo (Gosh this video and song make me cry always.)

Only when I went to school that I realize the importance of that incident. I always get teary-eyed when I see in the tv the nuns and the people from different walks of life joined arms and prayed the holy rosary together. That event really proved the power of prayers. It also showed that we Filipinos could make our country a better place to live in if we will be working hand and hand.

Remembering EDSA Revolution will never be the same without the democratic icon, Cory Aquino. She may have left us last year but her legacy, her courage and the love she had for our country will continue to inspire every Filipino as the next century unfolds.

Ciao! :)

I Love to Dance

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After my mother finished listening to her 60s and 70s music, I played my own CD to our player. It is a collection of dance hits of the 80s! :) I really love those songs! I am not a dancer though but I love to dance. I love September, Souvenir, Nothing’s Gonna Keep Me From You (My Love), Chilly Cha Cha and Rico Mambo. :)

Cha-cha is our clan’s favorite dance. :) When we are younger, my sisters, our cousins and me love dancing Cha-cha. My paternal cousin Catherine and my sister Pauline are the family dancers. When we get together, it will not be complete if we’ll not dance together. Aside from dancing Chilly Cha-cha, Cathy’s favorite dance is Rico Mambo!
My mother and my tita Evelyn always tell her that when she’s just 4 years old, she would often ask her mother to play Rico Mambo so she could dance.

This is the popular inmates of Cebu dancing Rico Mambo

When my sisters and I spend our summer vacation in Quezon then, we always attend the “Sayawan” which is part of the celebration of the barrio’s fiesta.

It really makes me smile while reminiscing those days. :) We have our own lives and own families now. In fact, we seldom see each other already. :) At home, I make it a point to have a “dance session” with my daughter (who always notices my chest acne!). We dance to the tunes of the latest dance craze today and my favorite dance songs. It is one of our bonding moments. :)

I can tell that my daughter will be a very good singer like me! Hehehe! But, I know that she will also enjoy dancing like I do. :)

Ciao! :)

Old Time Favorites

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Every Sunday morning, we are being wake up by the music of the 60’s and 70’s. My mother love listening to the music from that genre. She said that it was the time of great music and musicians. Since, she’s been listening to the same old songs every Sunday, we get to memorize the lyrics of the songs! :)

Honestly, I get to love those songs as well. Some of my favorite songs from that Genre are Portrait of My Love, Constantly, Don’t Cry Joni, Sad Movies, Knock Three Times and a lot of more! :) I just cannot remember the titles of the others

Listen to and watch the video of Sad Movies

I actually saw those big CDs when I paid visit to their house. Decades had past when those songs reached the peak of popularity. I hope that radios will continue to play the songs from that genre even just for a day. :)

Ciao! :)

Bits and Pieces about Cats

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Talking about cats, I found a magazine from our shelf about cats. I scanned through it’s pages and read fascinating facts about cats. I only hope I have a scanner so I can share those lovely cats. :) Well, hope you enjoy these bits and pieces about our beloved felines. :)

  • Evidence suggests that cats were companions to human as early as 4500 years ago. The Egyptian people were the first humans to realize the exceptional value of cats.
  • As far as your cat is concerned, history has demanded that the feline be the most pampered of all species.
  • Gone are the days when women were often persecuted for having pet cats.
  • Not so in the 14th century, when the cats are busy killing the rats that spread the dreaded Black Death (bubonic plague).
  • The cats has emerged from the hunted to the hunter since the Middle Ages.
  • One thing that absolutely crucial for your cat’s health is the availability of fresh, cool water at all times. Every cat needs a clean bowl with fresh water at all times.
  • The history books tell us that cats were domesticated mainly for the ability to hunt granary-ravaging rats.
  • Greenery is good for a cat’s digestion. Just make sure that the grass you cat nibbles on has not been treated with lawn chemicals.
  • When you take the cat into the shower, make sure that the shampoo you will use on your cat is veterinarian-approved. Be very careful not to get it in your cat’s eyes, nose, ears, or mouth. The cat’s head should be kept dry during the bath.
  • Cats scratch for a variety of reasons, including scent marking, shedding their outer claws, and for exercise.
  • Cats and kittens love colorful toys shaped like mice.
  • Cats can’t resist stringy toys they can leap for and chase.
  • Taking time to play with your cat every day will relieve tension in both you and your feline. (This is very true to me. :) ) (Source: CATS Quarterly YB127)

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I also noticed that a witch is always associated with a cat (Well, I know for sure that I am not one. :) )

Ciao! :)

Good Morning Sunshine!

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I fell asleep last night while in front of the PC! My mother then woke up and asked me to transfer to bed so I can have a comfortable sleep. Anyway, it’s a brand new morning. A fine Sunday morning! I am still sleepy though. My mother told me that I should have take advantage the “evening sleep” since it is my off from work. She said that the best way from different acne solutions is getting enough sleep.

Well, she’s actually right. I noticed that when I didn’t go to work last week, I noticed that my pimples are lessened. :)

It’s Sunday today, don’t forget to go to mass. Whatever religion you are part with, what matters is the faith that you have in one true God.

Ciao! :)

Friends Forever

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I was just finish watching Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. It is a story of four friends who shared a pair of pants. The jeans fit them perfectly even though they have different sizes. They believed that the pants bring miracles to their lives. I suggest that you get a copy of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 and 2. It is a great movie about life and friendship.

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America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel

While watching the movie, I cannot help but miss my friends and sisters, Pinky, Daisy and Ime. We have our own lives now but the friendship bond will always be there. I know that even if we do not see each other very often, our friendship will last a lifetime. :)

I would take this opportunity to congratulate Pinky for giving birth to a healthy baby boy. We will visit you soon. :)

Except for Ime, the three of us (Pinky, Daisy and I) have our own kids already. I cannot wait to visit Pinky in Bulacan this March. Daisy and I planned to bring our kids along but we decided not to. We both know that our children will get bored and will ended up asking us to go home. We haven’t seen Pinky in a while and we need a lot of time to patch up with each other.

Hope to see you girls, soon! :)

Ciao! :)

Goodbye Batik

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I have asked to look after a sick cat at Adscapes. My ate’s are out of town and they asked me a little favor. I saw Batik yesterday and he was so weak. I helped ate Heidi to feed Batik because he is not eating. She told me to bring Batik to PARC today but it was too late. :( On my way to De Castro, I received a text message from ate Ness that Batik is gone. It was so sad. Nevertheless, I still went to their office and made sure that Kuya Ariel, their errand man, will bury Batik properly in their yard. We are still thankful to God still because Batik had a happy death. Manang told me that after he ate a little food and drink a little water, he just find a comfortable place to sleep and then, they just found him dead. :(

Though I only had a few hours with Batik, I got attached to him. Well, like what ate Gwen told me, at least Batik didn’t die on the road but instead he was loved and had been taken cared off.

Batik has crossed the rainbow bridge as well. For sure he was met by his siblings, which I forgot the names. I will ask ate Ness if they have Batik’s picture that I can post here.

Thank you Batik for the joy you brought to me and to your mommies. :)

Ciao! :)

Enjoying My Rest Day

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It has been a while since I sat on my computer to tell you guys how my life has been this past few days. I should have joined my best friend’s family celebrating the birthday of her mother in Cuenca, Batangas yesterday. However, because I would want to rest and I am avoiding being absent anymore, I preferred not to come even though I love to. :( I hope mommy Luz enjoyed her birthday celebration at Endaya’s Cove. :)

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My best friend Daisy and is it David?

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I grabbed this picture from Daisy and according to her this is the infinity view of the pool. It looks like it’s part of Taal Lake

I had a good sleep this after and so I decided to arrange my beauty paraphernalia in a box. My mother told me that I have been buying and getting different beauty creams, (I actually found an anti aging product from my stuff, too :) ) but I am so impatient to use them often. She said that I will only use them when I remember using them but not as committed as I should be. Oh well, she’s right. I lack discipline and perseverance. Well, I will try to be as eager as I can; anyway, it is for my own good too. :)

I will enjoy the rest of my off and hope you do the same, too! :)

Ciao! :)

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