Tupperware feels

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It’s so much of a household name that we don’t say, “Nasaan ang lalagyan?” (Where is the container?) at home. Instead, we say, “Nasaan ang Tupperware?” (Where is the Tupperware?). Though in reality, I usually hear this in the kitchen, “Nasaan ang takip ng Tupperware?” (Where is the Tupperware lid?).

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Sessions: Whatever happened to DJ Dora


DJ DORA: Una sa lahat, I dedicate this song to myself.   NOW PLAYING: Meteor Rain   ARTIST: F4 My love will brave everything.   Sleep well. ūüôā   College friends, org-mates, and classmates know what this template meant to DJ Dora and to her dear (compulsory) “listeners.” This was how she abused maximized “unli” text subscription way back when… She can only afford a nighttime non-stop messaging subscription, Quotes were forwarded without hashtags, Internet promos meant 3 hours plus 1, “GMs” (group messages) flooded her 1100 Nokia phone, GMs were her nightlife, Strangebrew was her dialect, Earning money for a concert ticket was her financial goal, Rock concerts were her major life events, Jamming was the best time killer, […]

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martial law

Hindi tayo binigo ng demokrasya.
Hindi tayo nilugmok ng kalayaan.
Tayo ang bigo sa paggamit ng kalayaan.
Tayo ang bigo sa pag-abot ng tunay na demokrasya.

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May forever


We don’t have a fairytale-like love story. And even if I try to make a movie script out of our most kilig scenes, I bet no producer would risk filming it. It’s just an everyday kind of love that has not endured a Romeo and Juliet kind of trial. But what makes it more beautiful than a fairytale, a movie, and a novel is that it’s real.

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Pengeng Popcorn


Pengeng krayola.
Yung maramihan.
Yung makakapagpaalala sa lahat na hindi lang dalawang kulay ang mundo.
Yung magbibigay kulay nang walang malisya.

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Minsan Kong Sinulat


Minsan akong sumulat para sa’yo, kung maaalala mo… Mahaba ngunit kulang ang mga letra, Maraming salita¬†ngunit ang tunay na mensahe, nasa dulo pa rin ng aking dila. Minsan rin akong¬†sumulat ng kanta, putol at walang musika, Saulado pa¬†subalit¬†limot na kung bakit ko ito ginawa.   Minsan ko na rin atang iginuhit ang iyong mukha, Sayang, naubusan ng tinta. Maaaring baka sa tagal na hindi ko maperpekto ang larawan mo, Nakalimutan ko na¬†kung paano ka nabuo sa isip ko. Nakalimutan ko na kung¬†sino sa atin ang unang nagpakilala. Nakalimutan ko na kung kailan ka huling nangamusta. Nakalimutan ko na kung paano ako nahulog sa kanal patawid sa tambayan mo. Nakalimutan ko na kung sa’ng banda ako naiwan ng jeep sa kabubuntot¬†sa’yo. […]

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Dear Dadey


I can say thank you and I love you anytime or celebrate Father’s Day a little more often but just as ladies love to be surprised on Valentines, I know you are expecting something like this!

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I Want Seats: Your Bus Booking Hero


A lot of people book flights and cabs more often than ever with the rise of piso-airline fare online booking, Uber and Grab. Guess what… You may now book local bus rides ahead of time, thanks to iWantSeats.com.ph.

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What’s in Muni for 2016?


When MUNI Market started, the goal was to keep growing the community, and continue (yes, I’m talking about continuity again! ūüėČ ) bringing the¬†message of mindful living to more people around the metro, the country, and the world. And so… This coming May 21, the MUNI team conducts a happy experiment with their first ever MUNI Market in Nuvali! Sure, they’ll bring their¬†community of purpose-driven merchants¬†and supporters to this refreshing¬†location in the south of metro, while discovering and welcoming new¬†folks from the south into the MUNI¬†community¬†as well. Dear, look at the calming lake across Solenad 3, the upcoming MUNI Market venue… Now on its 5th run, the only¬†MUNI Market in 2016 will be popping up with its¬†merry band of mindful […]

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The Rape of My Countrymen


“A person sexually abuses a child when he or she exposes the child to sexual acts or behavior; that child may experience a variety of short and long term reactions as a consequence of that abuse (NSVRC, 2011).” I tried hard not to join the¬†discussion. I will¬†never share that video. Some of you know that I’ve been working¬†with¬†the Liberal Party for years now but I wish to not be viewed as such on this matter. I have always tried to understand and give as much respect as possible to all other candidates, even reviewed each of their plans and backgrounds (even the ones around them) just as any other voter would have to. Mayor Duterte would not be loved and […]

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The other reason I loved MILO


“Nung bata ka ba, binabasa mo rin yung kutsara mo saka isinasawsaw sa¬†powder ng Milo?” The other night, Tobi and I found a Milo sachet on the dining table. He said I could have it dahil alam nya yatang kulang sa akin.¬†Then he asked if I use to dip wet spoons in Milo powder. I didn’t wonder¬†why. I knew what he meant. I smiled back. No need to answer. I was doing the exact thing while he asked. In my younger years, Nanay used¬†to complain about a big empty can of Milo she just brought a few days earlier. Of course, I’m guilty of¬†it¬†and I’ve always assumed¬†there’s another culprit–my little brother who’s no longer little!¬† I know, we’re supposed to […]

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Must-try family adventure trips from Zoomanity Group Theme Parks


It’s that time of the year again when we can all go on an adventure with the whole family. When we surely can’t beat the heat, we¬†better get the most of summer! Searching for¬†some¬†FUN and EXCITEMENT? Let Zoomanity Group Theme Parks¬†take care of it. Here are some of their must-try theme parks: Zoobic Safari Zoobic Safari Tigers. Crocodiles. Snakes. Lizards. Those were just some of the animals you can see in Zoobic Safari. Spot this¬†tourist attraction at Subic Bay Freeport‚Äôs Forest Adventure. Featuring¬†a wide range of habitats present in the forest due to the terrain, presence of streams, and fringing grasslands,¬†prepare yourselves for¬†an astonishing sight of diverse exotic animals roaming and frolicking in their simulated natural habitat. Find these¬†major habitats […]

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Color Problems


While waiting for our eat-all-you-can buffet turn during our anniversary date, Tobi and I took turns strolling Liam around the mall so the little boy won’t get bored. As I took my turn to roam around alone, I found this interesting read at Fully Booked. It’s called “The Day Crayons Quit.” It was really fun to read that I almost bought it, only that I belatedly realized… I didn’t bring my wallet! The children’s book has got humour that would make an adult (like me) smile. It talks about the “hugots” of every color and it’s indeed successful in sort of humanizing crayons by voicing out their so-called “feelings.” ūüėä Beige, for one, complains about being called Light Brown or […]

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The force that awakens


Today, I woke up to a beautiful morning. With eyes ajar, I saw how bright the day will be. There were series of little kisses all over my lips and they were asking me to wake up to a brand new day. The innocent lips that touched mine made it seem like a fairy tale kiss. These are the days when you don’t really want to get up from bed but you’re just too inspired to seize the day. I woke up to baby kisses I failed to count. I woke up to a very warm hug from my loving husband. How can you not open your eyes with a force as strong as this? I am overjoyed for today, […]

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Children’s Book Exchange

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Being¬†a newbie to nanayhood, I always keep my doors open to limitless opportunities that may still come my way. Now that I have given birth, what else can’t I conquer? Strength wise, I must say I’m stronger than ever. Confidence wise… Hmmm… I think I have a lot more to do. I have lots of insecurities in mind. Apart from having to leave my 6 month-old baby at home, I always leave our room with a messy cabinet after rummaging for an office attire that still fits me well every time I go to work. I try to convince myself that I’m doing something about it. So, I make¬†myself feel clean and sexy! Here are 4 things¬†I do and I […]

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Just A Bed


Before we even got married, Tobi and I already invested on basic furnitures so we can prepare the house we rented for occupancy right after wedding. By basic, I meant a couch where we can talk together and a bed where we can sleep together (and reality says, where we can make a mini-lablab ?). 

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How Painful Was Pacman’s Loss


Tatay Rudy is a true blue Pacman believer. I’d like to believe that every Pinoy is–others proudly, some deep inside (for the sake of betting). May 3, 2015. Everything’s set. We brought our TV out at the porch, even rented tables and chairs, bought snacks and beers, and invited our neighbors. The men were busy putting a shade over the tables while women were busy prepping lunch, teens on the grilling station. This was how we thought we could make the most of what we paid for viewing the fight of the century. It was a feast! It was Tatay Rudy’s birthday, too! All he’s expecting was a Pacman’s win over Mayweather for a gift. We all know what happened […]

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NOTE TO SELF: Ways to stick with your planner


So you were able to get your hard-earned planner from your favorite coffee shop or teahouse. Maybe someone granted that planner on your wish list or you were able to reward yourself with the best you’ve spotted from tons at the bookstore. Enter the new year (Instagrammed it–check!) and you have just filled the first pages with resolutions, short and long term goals. And the first few weeks seem insufficient for your jam-packed year-starter activities. Days have passed, a lot of things came up deviating you from your plans. Now writing on your planner feels so hard to do. As blank spaces grew bigger, you begin to ask, ‘Is it about time to give up on my planner?’ Well, there […]

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