Shampooed and Trimmed


That’s my hair when i had the latest trimming at the hair parlor.

Looks straight!  They just had it shampooed, dried and then trimmed.  I ordered for trimming because it’s been almost two years since the last time i had it trimmed.  And thank God in spite of a few split ends, my hair still looks healthy.  The lady who took care of my hair even told me that my hair is still  a virgin. lol!  That means never been permed, rebonded, and curled.  I told her only colored bt the last was 5 years ago.    The only complain i have now is that my hair is thinning that i need some hair loss products. One of these days when i have enough money i will try for a hair spa and then hair treatment at least several times in a year.

Green Monday # 3


Some green scenes during my trip to Olongapo City last year.I was sleeping most of the travel time but woke up just on time to see this beautiful view. I really dunno what’s the name of this little mountain. I am not sure if it is Mt. Arayat or what but we passed this while on our way to Subic, Olongapo City.

I just love the green fields against the grey skies. A storm was threatening and yes it rained. That dwarfed the idea of swimming with Mitch and family and some of our Kuro kapatid.

Just a road side full of greens just before entering the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Their healthy Chilli Plant. Mitch daughter told me that she eats chilli because she is Indian. Her daughter is really cute and talkative you will lose your shyness once she get comfortable with you. =)

IC Problem Solution

Since i came to stay inside the campus, the internet connection problem was a pain in my head.  It was a problem that I wish to solve right away but i don’t like to make drastic moves for it might cost me additional money – money that is not yet found.  Meaning i don’t like additional expense.  If i stay at home, the internet connection can just be reconnected as am subscribed to PLDT myDSL.  But I cannot have the same connection inside the campus because i don’t like to pull out the phone from home.

One of the occupants in the boys dormitory approached me last semester and told me that he is planning to subscribe to an internet connection with wireless routers. He then asks if I am interested to join in so that we can share the pay. I said yes of course and I hope that next week, as the Summer classes will begin, Jaymark will also work out his application with the internet provider.

I am so excited! But should keep my cool or else i might be jinxed.

Coin & Bank Notes Collection

I’ve been collecting these stuff several years back.  And it became so inspiring after i worked in China.  While in China, i received a complete set of coins and banknotes (100 Baht the highest) from Bangkok. For awhile it’s not being touched nor i put in some additionals.  Coin and bank notes collection is a bit expensive hobby because the posting costs more money compared to mailing post cards.  So when i read about challenge coins I have to read it right away because it it might be an additional tips on how to collect more coins from all over the world. Oh my when i checked it out it awed me. It’s a another type of coin collection. I wonder if each state of America got a coin that represents their state. Oh i’ll check with the customer service. Check it out as it is a wonderful collection.  It’s indeed a challenging type of coin collection.

Comfortable Sleeping Quarters

When I am home I make sure that my sleeping area would be a comfortable place.  As a coastal city, it cannot be avoided that almost everyday humidity.  Humidity gets worst when there are blackouts because their would be no fan nor airconditioner.  All we can grab is a fan and then wear some clothes that will help us eventually feel cooler in the night.

In some homes, they have the dehumidifier in their homes and they used it more during daytime. I wish we have one like this when we go outing in some resorts where accommodations got no air conditioner. Because of the global warming, the weather and the climate is just so unpredictable. There is so much flooding around the world but at the same time, one would be dripping wet in perspiration at the early part of the morning. So real humid!

Nostalgia (my 27th)


This is one of my “DURING SARS” photos.

I was in mainland China when SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) broke out there.  It was one of my unforgetables of that country particularly Shijiazhuang City.  We were out of work for 3 months.  Our employer , Paul, was so pathetic that he cut our contract 3 months before it was to expire and then he also did not pay us those months.  Good thing China food is very cheap we survived.  We continued staying in the apartment until the end of the contract because we won’t go back to our home country.  Liza (the cute girl in white beside me) and I agreed that we really won’t be going back to the Philippines for two reasons:

1.  We don’t have enough money saved that will support us if we have to reapply from the home country.

2.  We don’t like the thought of being quarantined in Manila.  Though we were not sick but am sure we will be quarantined because we would be flying in from Beijing or HK.

3.  We were positive we could find work in other schools of which our employer did not ever imagined that we could do it.

4.  SARS is not a reason for us to be sent back to the home country because we were not sick (though we had cough those times but no fever) and there was no circular that foreigners must leave the country.

Well then, Liza and I did not leave and just as we were allowed to go out, we went to the PSB or Police Security Bureau (an office that will issue a residence visa/working visa/ and or business visa and in just a few days, I had a call that a school would like to hire me.  Of course I was accepted.

I gained weight so much during the SARS   period because no work but we eat 3 times a day and if possibly we were not allowed to go out.  But you can see locals doing daily exercise morning and evening.  The only little game i do those times was badminton. 😀

This photo was taken on a Saturday.  We were going on to the park on the height of spring time.   We decided to spend the Sabbath at the park.  The flowers were just so beautiful.  A neighbor, Cindy and her son went with us.  In this photo, there were 4 of us teachers, all Filipino and the others were our students.  They were the brave ones who visit us daily as they are bored in their homes too.  2 months were declared NO CLASS.  Good thing these guys were not sick of anything so they were welcome at our apartment anytime.

Good Bedroom Lighting

Since i moved in my current corner of the bedroom, I have insufficient lighting for late nights study or work.  The ceiling lamp is not above directly my bed nor my table, so when i work or read late my eyes often gave me the thought that i need to buy a table lamp. Not just for sufficient lighting of my corner but also not to disturb my roommate. I have already started scouting for a nice one. I like a while colored one or something that is mint green so that the color compliments the bedroom wall.

I can’t wait to shop the best table lamp at Unitop…soon…soon.