Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pissed off yet again

Posted by Alei at 7/30/2008 2 comments

Sorry guys, I have been inactive here in the blogosphere since Monday. Why? Our connection was disrupted. For the nth time, Smartbro made my teeth gnash for its unending, consecutive problems. System down, the antenna was dislocated, and their innumerable list of reasons goes on. My sister’s computer shop was closed which means a dormant income. Good thing, I was able to sneak some time here in my brother’s cafĂ© to do make this post. Sigh. It is really complicated when the internet breaks off. I just can not live well without.

Bear with me dear bloggers and droppers I failed to reciprocate your drops. Our internet disturbance influenced all of my drops and visits on your pages. I hope my problem be resolved the soonest possible time.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Merci Entrecard

Posted by Alei at 7/25/2008 4 comments

It has been my daily routine to check my blog to maintain its shape. I read left messages in the chatbox, read over the comments and observe the number of visitors my blog gets. To my surprise, my traffic rank landed from a million and some thousands to 603,198. I know for a fact that you have a better traffic rank than mine. But its the best recorded rank of my blog. It’s just that a month ago, my blog ranked 5million++. It has no frequent visitors. Thanks to Entrecard. Ever since I have started dropping, my rank went up. I am closely watching my Alexa rank since then. Everyday, I see to it that I religiously drop 300 cards and make some comments to have a visit back. I may not see then results that soon but, I know every drop count and comment is an investment in my blog rank. I won't stick to my rank right now. Of course, everybody wants to be better. My goal is to belong to the top 90,000 rankers. I hope I can do it. May be I can, by making the most out of Entrecard. With the millions of aspirants here in the blogosphere finding their way to the top,I bet getting there won’t be a piece of cake. There could be no better attitude but to be persistent and consistent. Who knows, you might only have one final step left to be on top.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Sis!

Posted by Alei at 7/20/2008 4 comments

It was a pig-out day this Sunday. It’s my dearest sister’s special day. It was her birthday. During noontime, the five of us, (me, my sister, tatay, my brother and his girlfriend) went out to eat a sumptuous lunch. Yummy! I really like it when a family member gets to celebrate birthday. We have ample time for bonding and to eat together of course (hehe). We used to live separately. I stay with my sister while my brother stays with my dad. Ate’s birthday is more than enough reason to get together. Then we went home here in our aunt’s house where we reside. And again, during dinner, more foods awaited us! I, together with my cousins, enjoyed the meal. I felt like I was glutton. I set aside for a day my avoid-meat-policy I have promised myself. I love crispy pata especially its skin (just forget the grams fats you get to eat). Maybe by next week, I’ll be back with my more- veggie-a-day routine. I love to eat but, I still do not gain enough wait. I do not know if I will be happy with my body’s fast metabolism.
Anyways, happy birthday ate! Situations might be rough and heavy these past few days, but, just always remember, you just got me right here, in good and in bad times. I love you and I’ll always will. Mmwah!

Friday, July 18, 2008


Posted by Alei at 7/18/2008 0 comments
I was with my sister then other day at the hospital. Her left inner thigh was infected with abscess("pigsa" in Tagalog) . I can see the excruciating pain she is experiencing every time she moves especially when she walks. After a few days of thinking, she finally made up her mind to consult a doctor. The bitter verdict? To cut off the swollen part. There is no other way to get rid of the pain but to let free of the caught pressure inside. Its only possible way out will be a cut skin. With the minor operation in mind, my sister almost cried. It would surely be painful but after the agony, the infected area will swell no more. Real sacrifice right? With a spark of hope and fear, she agreed the doctor to finally end the pain.
I witnessed it all. I saw how the doctor cleansed the swollen skin, how he popped the pus out using surgical scissors, how my sister cried in pain, how the blood and pus oozed out from the wound. Oh boy! It was very uneasy watching that scenario. I can’t help but stare somewhere else. It was like a torture.
Abscess according to the doctor, is caused by friction within the skin that unables the pores to excrete the necessary sweat. As a result, the sweat is trapped inside unable to exit. From there, a pus is formed leaving the skin swollen.
I remember when I was a kid, I dreamed to be a doctor, however, with that simple operation I cannot withstand, undeniably, I don’t have the guts to be one someday.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

SmartBro down again?

Posted by Alei at 7/17/2008 4 comments
At times I get pissed off with our internet connection. It seems to slow down everyday. During the past few days of heavy rain, our connection was cut off from time to time. Their base station was said to be down according to the customer representative we have talked to. We were advised to wait for roughly 24 hours. That was quite a long time to wait. My sister needs their connection to keep her computer rental business running. If only we could have another option of Internet provider, we would surely be relieved. It was not really by choice that we came to select SmartBro. It was the only internet provider available here in our place. With the advent of heavy rain and strong winds this season, we are on tenterhooks for more and more internet interruptions. I just hope Smartbro will be able to upgrade their system to adjust with bad weather during the season.
photo by pebblechen at flickr

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Silent Saturday

Posted by Alei at 7/12/2008 0 comments

This is a picture of our backyard, silent and serene, away from the busy streets of Manila. Here is where that I have grown up, from the small town of Bulacan. I stay here for now that I am still jobless. In the morning, chirping of birds can be heard. Fresh, cool air can be inhaled. No noise, no pollution and traffic. It has been a hideaway for me to relax a bit from the hassles in the city. This is a perfect place to unload stress; it’s just you and the environment.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Missing my Mom

Posted by Alei at 7/10/2008 7 comments
I can still recall that very scene we are almost breathless, eyes filled tears, crying as we stare at mom. That was our last look at her face. Never will we see her again, never will we have the chance to embrace her and tell her how much we love her. It pains a lot losing some you really love.
My mom was inflicted with cancer. But, her sickness was not a hindrance for her to show how much she loves us, how much she wanted us to be happy. At stage 4, she still managed to go to work to earn a living, a typical employee does. (She has been the breadwinner of the family ever since my dad resigned from his job.) Though we advised her to stay at home, she still insisted to be at the office. She has been very passionate to work. Fortunately, her colleagues who were also her friends, were considerate enough not to let her work. My mom spends her day at work without doing anything but sorting papers. On weekends and some of the weekdays, we usually stay at the hospital for her chemotherapy and radiation sessions. We were all hoping for her recovery and even the slightest sign that she is going to survive cancer. Then we stroll off to a nearby mall. We spend time bonding, cherishing the moments because tomorrow might be the end.
Two years had passed, two years of longing and adjustments. Every nook of the house holds a memory of her. I can still remember her radiant smile that perfectly conceals her sickness. She had been very strong to face her test of faith. She never blamed God. What made me admire her most was when she had already accepted that sooner she will be leaving us. She accepted her fate that she is going to die though it is hard indeed.
I miss her so much. I know she is at peace, happy and painless. She bonded our family together. She accepted us for who and what we are, loved and cared for us despite our mistakes. She never did fail to do everything she can for us. She is simply the best. (Thank you mommy!) She is a picture of a selfless ever loving mother and wife, a woman of strength and faith, my mom, my idol.

photo by bokchoyboy at flickr

Saturday, July 5, 2008

School Sentiments

Posted by Alei at 7/05/2008 1 comments
During my school days, I am so happy to hear “NO CLASSES” declarations may it be from the media or from our school. Classes are usually suspended on rainy season when a typhoon gets to hit the country. On those times, I and my classmates are so much eager to go home, forget all those pile of books to read, free from long quizzes and excused from the looming graded recitations. We go home with the relief from stresses of the academic world. On Mondays, we are too lazy as we dragged along our feet to school. On Fridays, we jump for fun for another week was over. We rejoice as weekend approaches except when we had to sacrifice our Saturday to make up for classes at times the teacher fails to conduct his class during the weekdays. Sigh. Sometimes I regret being a student but I know all of us have to go along with the process, school-home, home-school routine five busy days a week. Do I sound like a problem student? Hehe I’m definitely not one. Though kind of schedule that comes along with schooling may be tiring, the learning inculcated in every discussion and activity is beyond measure.
Now that I have graduated, I am terribly missing my school days. It was only on college that I came to appreciate the magnitude of learning. I have wasted time on my high school and to some extent, my college days. If there would be a chance that I can go to school, I would surely never let it pass. I miss school, my friends, fellow students and mentors especially the fun of learning. No more intramurals amd Paulinian week to look forward to. Its totally different now, I am free from the nerve wracking academic obligations and from the rules and regulations that exist only on the bounds of the campus. I sleep late, wake up late and on the next day, it troubles me when I do nothing but stare at plain space. I live with this stuff everyday. Even before, it was not my habit to stay daily at home. I occasionally spend time away from the four corners of my room, piddling time away with my friends. Unfortunately, my dear friends and I have detached situations now. We have been busy living each others’ lives and pursuing our own endeavors. I can’t hang out with them anymore. The school which was once our bonding place turned out to be a past we can never get back.
This is our kind of life, another chapter has ended, another road to be traveled. I am no longer a student, instead, a professional on progress. Thanks to the congregation of sisters of our school who wanted nothing but to mold us into leaders of transformation, thanks to my mentors who motivated us to give out the best among us, to my friends and classmates who I was with sharing school laughters and tears. If not because of you, I may not be who I am today though I am nobody yet, I have not gained my laurels yet but hopefully someday, I will be someone you can be proud of.
There is really no place in this world like my alma mater, St. Paul.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Reaching our Dreams

Posted by Alei at 7/03/2008 0 comments
Yesterday, I had the chance to watch the movie, Kung Fu Panda but not with the big screen instead, at the small-yet-enough-to-be-seen-and-heard screen of the psp. My sister claims it is a movie only for children and paid no interest. Bored and got no idea on what to do, I decided to watch it.
The movie taught of one significant lesson, “Believe in yourself.” Our aspirations start on us. We try to picture out what we want and who to become in our future. Some may say they would want to be a doctor and pursue it. Some would say they would want a stable business and work hard for it. Like Po, we have our own dreams, small and big, short term or long term, it won’t matter. What matters is us. The very foundation of reaching our deepest dreams is our belief on ourselves. We are subjected to a lot of possibilities. Anything is possible provided that we are armed with motivation, relentless hard work and belief to conquer the things we once dreamed about. Envy people might mislead us to nowhere. Struggles might weaken us, but they are inevitable part of our lives. What we have to do is to stand up tall, chin up and walk with courage against the passing difficulties ahead. We should never get tired of believing. Our dreams will stop the moment westop believing in our abilities. The more we say we can’t do it, the more we can’t. After all, after the rain, there is always a rainbow to look forward to, worth the long wait and inscrutable pain. Fellow bloggers, there is no cost on dreaming. Together, let us make our dreams into a reality.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My very first tag ^_^

Posted by Alei at 7/02/2008 2 comments
Ive been tagged by Jemade . Thanks sis! This was my first one. =)
Rule:Place an X by all the things you've done, or you can just write your answers like what I did. This is for your entire life!
Gone on a blind date: no
Skipped school: no
Seen someone die: yes, my mother
Been to Florida: no
Been to Mexico: no
Been on a plane: not yet
Been lost: Yes
Been on the opposite side of the country: no
Gone to Chicago: no
Swam in the ocean: yes
Felt like dying: once
Cried yourself to sleep: yes, a number of times
Played cops and robbers when I was little: no
Recently colored with crayons: no
Sang karaoke: yes but very rare
Paid for a meal with only coins: not yet
Did something you told yourself you wouldn't: yes
Made prank phone calls: no
Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose: no
Caught a snowflake on your tongue: No snow here in the Philippines. =(
Danced in the rain: yes
Written a letter to Santa Claus: no
Been kissed under the mistletoe: no
Watched the sun rise with someone you care about: not yet. I wishI could
Blown bubbles: yes
Made a bonfire on the beach: no
Crashed a party: not yet
Gone roller-skating: no. Im afraid to skate
Gone Ice-skating: I dont know how to
Gone skinny dipping: no
Gone Hiking: yes
1. Nick-name? Rieru, Alei
2. Mother's nickname? Emma
3. What is your favorite drink? Water
4. Tattoos? none
5. Piercing? Ears
6. How much do you love your job? Still unemployed
7. Birthplace: Tondo, Manila
8. Highest Degree you've accomplished: College. I have just graduated
9. Favorite vacation spot? at home.
10. Ever been to Africa ? no
11. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? yes
12. Ever been on TV? no
13. Ever steal any traffic signs? no
14. Ever been in a car accident? no
15. Was it your fault? ---
15a. 2 Doors or 4 Doors? ---
16. Salad dressing? Honey mustard
17. Favorite pie? buko pie
18. Favorite number? 8
19. Favorite movies? Narnia, Wanted, In her shoes
20. Favorite holiday? Christmas
21. Favorite dessert? cheesecake, ice cream
22. Favorite food? pastas, doughnuts
23. Favorite day of the week? everyday
24. Favorite brand of Body soap? Safeguard will do lol
25. Favorite TV show! American Idol, Living it Up, Fit and Fab
26. Favorite smell? fruity scents
27. What do you do to relax? lie down and listen to music
28. Do you have a message to your friends reading this? Have a nice day ahead!
29. How do you see yourself in 10 years? I am abroad, hopefully a hotel manager already ^_^
30. What do you do when you are bored? Sleep!
31. Furthest place you will send this message.- I have no idea
32. Who will respond the fastest? I dont knw
33. Who will LEAST likely respond? We'll see

Im tagging Shzainzy, Kcee, Zerisse, Lizeth, Girl

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