Monday, June 30, 2014

Not a Christian (in) Grey

I think I saw him. I think I daunt.
I think I'm happy.
But why is it that I mope.

A glimpse at last!
I felt chills not on my skin but on my bones.
I felt shivers crawling on my spine up to my brains. **
Not the horror though. Uh oh
I can't seem to let him go.

Tell me how do you cope
With your heart and mind twisted like ropes
Is there still a space for hope?
or I'll just let these feelings elope?

**(Good thing,it didn't blew my mind)

That's the effect when you're caught by a slight drizzle of rain. You think it's okay to walk without your umbrella and then you realize halfway that you're stupidly wrong on your judgement.
(I am even thinking that my fever is starting...I pray it won't stay)

I thought everything's fine but these occasional  drizzle of signs are making me sick and sad. I think I'd feel better if I get doused by the whole truth. That way, I can just cry under the rain and (you know) just change clothes after.

To (must) Try

I've been spending most of my free times at home and I realized Cagayan de Oro is buzzing with busy bees. There are  lot of interesting things happening and new businesses sprouting whose services need a try.

On my list so far (Random order):

1.Tsinoy's pares & Mami House- it is near our school and  they are offering PISO meals this July in celebration of their First Year anniversary.

*Tiano-Mabini st.

2.Pane e Dolci- they are known for their Sylvannas (and I haven't tried it yet)

*Corner 12th-21st St, Nazareth

3.Mango Mania- Mangoes.Mangoes. Mangoes. I am eager to try their yummy mango creations.

*lifestyle district (lifestyle district is located in front of Capitol University)

4. The new Gaisano Mall Cinema Lobby- I want to see it.

*4th floor Gaisano Mall

5. Poprock Bakeshop & Cafe- it's an Iligan based bakeshop and I always pass by their shop on my way to school.

6. Ana's Kitchen- beside Xavier University

7.Minindal - they are located near Gaston Park,same block as that of Monster Kitchen. I want to try their meals. Looking from the outside, I am definitely sure they have a homey ambiance. I love wood furnitures and I think they have a lot inside.

8. Albi's kaffe

*Corner of Corrales Avenue and Ramonal Streets

9.Roy's bistro- The orangy orange bistro beside the cafe with  purple seats. (Lexy's Sweet Kitchen)

(I've already tried Lexy's...they offer rice meals but if only they can add more to their cake selections. Last time I was there, they only have the carrot cake,cheesecake and chocolate cake.)

10. Sports Avenue- and  climb walls

*Alwana Village,Cugman

11. Guru Climbing Gym

*mandumol, macasandig

12. Family Fun Sun View Resort--now I'm extending outside the city proper. I knew that they are located somewhere (further )at the back of the Divine Mercy  Shrine

*Poblacion, El Salvador City in Misamis Oriental

13. Chocolate Moron- that green stall that is beside Greenwich Divisoria. 

14. The City Museum- Yes (it's not new), have you seen that Old Water tower near the Cathedral or the Gaston Park? I wanted to go in there. Sadly it is only open on weekdays and close on weekends and holidays. So, I cannot find the time to visit. :(

and along with this: Dahilayan,Iligan, Marawi, Dapitan, Surigao and  SOCSARGEN (super uber double troubled crossed fingers!)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Montegelo Room rates and Amenities

I've mentioned Montegelo farm in my previous blog and I was able to contact them through e-mail and they've given me a table of their room rates.

Here are the rates and amenities:


Superior Room

Private Comfort room
Hot & Cold Shower
Safety box deposit
2 queen size beds


2 rooms

 4 pax/ room

Good for 4 pax

Deluxe Room

Private Comfort room
Hot & Cold Shower
Safety box deposit
1 queen size bed


2 rooms

 2 pax/room

Good for 2 pax

Standard Room

Private Comfort room
Hot & Cold Shower
Safety box deposit
2 twin size beds


2 rooms

Note:  only one comfort room for the two standard rooms

2 pax/room

Good for 2 pax

Dormitory Rooms

Comfort rooms beside the room

Php490.00/ head

3 rooms

2 rooms

good for 14 pax/room

1 room good for 12 pax

w/ complimentary breakfast / pax

They are open for walk-in guests but it would be more convenient to pre-book specially if you're planning to avail of their rooms. 

For those walk-in guests who would like to use the pool, the rate is Php100 for adults and Php50 for children (ages 5-12). Inclusions of this fee is the use of pool and cottage.

For further inquiries, you may contact them at:

The Obrero Place, Sayre Highway
San Miguel, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
Contacts:  0917-721-3810     Email:

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ramadan 2014

A blessed Ramadan to all Muslim friends out there

Today June 28,2014 (Saturday)is the start of Ramadan. It is a month of fasting for Muslims and considered to be the most sacred month. It is set to end on July 28,2014(Monday). Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar.

Muslims observe fasting from sunrise until sunset. Fasting is one of the 5 pillars of Islam and it is compulsory for all adult Muslims except for those who are ill,pregnant,travelling,breastfeeding or going through their menstrual period. They take their meals before dawn and break the fast after sunset. They refrain from consuming food,drinking liquids,smoking and engaging on sexual acts.

It is a month of increased prayer,reading the Quran, of patience and self control.  One has to refrain from greed and lust,vulgar talks and sinful acts.

The result of spiritual reflection,prayer and self control results to self purification and a more developed personality. I've read that prayer done in the month of Ramadan is rewarded 70 times that those made in any other months. There's an increase of prayer to ask kindness and Forgiveness from Allah.

The end of Ramadan is marked by the celebration called Ed'l Ftr (Eid al-Ftr)which will be on July 29,2014 .  Ed'l Ftr means "breaking the fast". It is not just to celebrate the end of the fasting but to thank Allah for the strength throughout the fasting month. Eid also calls  for forgiveness and making amends and giving to charity....and to wear the finest clothes to celebrate with friends and family. 

as for now,Greet your Muslims friends with a Ramadan Mubarak!

Twitter has created special hashtags where a crescent moon icon appears beside the  #Ramadan and a special Eid icon for #Eid.

*photo grabbed from web

Friday, June 27, 2014

Looking for John Green

Come in another good news!

After The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, John Green's book Looking for Alaska will soon have a film. I am already excited for the upcoming movie. 

I've already read TFIOS, Abundance of Katherines and Looking for Alaska but I'm yet to read Paper Towns. I  love reading books and I do believe that the characters should stay in the books where they remain perfect forever. But sometimes, good books need movie adaptations to let other people (those who hate reading)  know about these great stories.

 It is hard to influence not-so-into-book friends to read one good book and we probably found out that it's easier to convince  friends to read after letting them watch the movie first. Sometimes you don't need to convince them at all 'coz they'll go looking for a book copy themselves.

This is about pulling more soon to be book lovers in our beautiful circle of haven. ;D

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Positive Activity

My morning routine in the office is : turn on the PC,check for new e-mails,check Yahoo News, and check my blog stats before proceeding to my  office tasks. Yes, I check my blog stats daily ever since "that" friend of mine told me that no one reads my blog. I was hurt because, being one of the few people who knew I'm trying to maintain a blog, I expected him to be a little more supportive. Since that, I check the viewer stats to know if no one really reads my blog. I smile and I'm thankful for every viewer and comment that I get from my posts. I don't get to have comments usually ( for my posts), that's why I'm happy everytime I get one.

One comment from a fellow blogger led me to write a post today. Joy, who maintains two blogs willyouhearfromme and joysnotepad , recently left a comment on on my previous post. I visited her site  before and found that her posts are inspiring. Today, I visited again her site and browsed  on her earlier posts. I am in awe to find out that her blogs are more than inspiring, they are enlightening and serve as good reminders of the goodness of life. 

As we go through our daily routines, encounter daily mishaps and disappointments,we tend to complain and forget the lessons we may be learning along the process. There are times when we need to slow down and ponder on things not to further drain ourselves by discovering more worries but to recharge ourselves with positivity.

One of Joy's post is that of a short story with an insight of the difference between growing up and growing old. You can read the post by clicking here

I am resharing to you the lyrics of the song 'THE ROSE' which is also shared on Joy's post.

The Rose

Some say love, it is a river
that drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
an endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
and you it's only seed. 
It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dyin'
that never learns to live. 
When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been to long,
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,
just remember in the winter
far beneath the winter snows
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose.

The music and lyrics were written by Amanda Mc Broom. It was made popular by Bette Midler. You can also find a Westlife, LeAnn Rimes,Janis Joplin and Glee version in Youtube.

If we want positivity, we just need to do positive activities. Like wake up,get up,speak up,listen up and sometimes shut up. We may break down but we need to stand up. Most of all, keep ourselves reminded that we have a back-up who is powerful and mighty that leads and guides with a great love.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Nominated not Elected

I was (I'm not joking) nominated as P.R.O. last night and flashbacks of my beadle moments from last semester is playing on my mind right now. I am (probably) the worst beadle you can ever know. Almost always absent and last in-the-know. Now I'm contemplating on the role of a P.R.O. and how can i function as one.

I do not know what came into the mind of the person who nominated me. maybe he thought someone else might get nominated and I'd be saved from the role by having the lesser number of votes. But no votation (if there's such a word) took place for this spot because somebody closed the nomination and another person seconded it. So here I am,the class P.R.O. at your service!

It was my fault in the first place, I wasn't able to object (the tight lipped always) and I could've just nominated another person so that the class can have other options to vote for...but it's too late to turn back time and do the could'ves (always the late reactant) 

The responsibility is designated. 
The expectations are waiting and I'm still contemplating! 
One moment I was the go with flow gal 
and seconds later I'm the P.R.O.?! 
I still can't believe what I gotten myself into.

I hope I'd be good P.R.O (which I doubt),or maybe a P.R.O. in training? (sounds better).

Goodluck to myself for I'm about to venture into an unfamiliar zone and congratulations to myself, I am given an opportunity for growth. (I hope this includes muscle growth) and thank you Lord, I think I prayed for something like this, I just never thought the answer would come through this. :D

I'm extending my next step an inch help me God.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I Love You and you don't know that

I am currently listening to Sarah Bareilles' Brave and I would really want to see myself brave. Thinking brave. Acting brave. Talking brave.

Brave to speak up her thoughts.
Brave to stand up to her ideals.
Brave to Question.
Brave to Defy.

Brave to dare..

Brave to care...

Brave to tell her feelings....

Brave to acknowledge her feelings....

'Nothing's gonna hurt the way words do'

words can make or break us...

but nothing hurts much than words left unspoken.
and nothing's gonna heal us fast than to hear those words people left to us unheard.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The single woman: in-sight and out-sight

 photo from here
If you were to choose between a soft bound and a hard bound version of the same book with the same price, which one would you choose?

Well, I'd choose the hardbound and I did chose the hard bound and bought it. 
(the bookmonster in me is out!)It was just in the bookstore to buy a notebook and I went home with this book and no notebook in sight.

The Single Woman by Mandy Hale. This book is a good read for us singles in here and I think it will be a great read for all not so singles out there. 

I'm not going to write a book review. I'd just like to tell you that single or not, please read the book.

For singles, it's an inspiration and it's good to be kept reminded that we're still on a track that will lead us somewhere.

As for those other than 'single", it'll give an idea of what single lives and dreams are made of...and also a reminder that you were once on the single status phase before you came to status you are in right now.

She knows what she doesn't wants and can change her mind.
She sleeps and wakes up late,haves coffee as her brunch.
She knows when she's about to get sick and prevents it with a kick.
She can buy the oranges right out from the shelf and prepares the hot/cold compress all by herself.
She always has her jacket and umbrella ready wherever she goes.
She doesn't asks much favors and doesn't obliges herself to give one.
She says her yes's and nos all because she means them.
She does her manis and pedis and is proud about it.
She dines out,shops and watch movies alone.
Goes solo to bookshops,shoeshops and salons.
She says yes to invitations not based on her boredom.
She says no to invites not based on her available schedule.
She splits the bill with you and she's glad if you let her.
She knows what odd numbers to avoid and just how much she can tolerate.
She has her values and she won't tell you that all.
She's insecure at times and thinks of what might be wrong about her
and she stops because she knows what is frightfully right about her.
She wavers. She falters. She doubts and she pouts.
But she's striving in thriving in living the moments she knows nothing much about.

-sheng (a single woman)

Monday, June 16, 2014

First Day Soar!

First day of classes and am I ready? 

I think I'm not so ready. I haven't prep myself in the weekend for this day. In fact  I just had myself enrolled last Saturday. 

But this is it! ...another semester to wrestle with exams,papers,procrastination and laziness...and another semester with friends and new found friends.

I guess I should get ready for tonight...

Hmmm...I guess,I should forget about getting ready. Ready or Not...I'm coming to class! Tonight!

Gambatte!Let us do well. Keep ourselves healthy and strive to survive!

Fight-Oh! Ajah! hahahah :D

*photos grabbed from the web

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hopeless Romantic. Hapless Semantic

The fault in our stars in big screen.

I came inside the cinema just in time for Augustus’ funeral and I cried…(agad?agad?)heheh

As usual, I went solo and chose a seat closer to the big screen away from the other movie watchers. I wanted it to be a personal thing (between me and the movie) and it was a personal thing. The lines were familiar but there is one that sounded like first to my ears.

That part of Augustus’ eulogy for hazel that says… She may not be loved widely, but she is loved deeply.

And poof, that line slashed through me. I’ve always wanted to have many friends and I realized one or few are more than enough ‘slong as they are true. And yes, I’m a quality over quantity kind of gal. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt but I know who to keep close and who to keep closer. My view may not be that of a romantic love, but I believe it applies to anything.

I am a certified hopeless romantic though and I like happy endings but I didn’t have any whaaaaat?-kind of reactions when I finished reading the book and same too with the movie.  I like happy endings but I learned to love and appreciate the truth. There are more romantic things than those we think are romantic. It’s not the same for everyone and even those who they call themselves experts experienced being  love-flipped once in their lives.

Whether you’re a person who keeps on jumping from one relationship to the other or that someone who waits and patiently waits for destiny to come around the corner, no one can really judge whether it’s right or not so right because we’re all in pursuit of a thing that makes us happy, and they say it’s a human instinct but I say it’s a choice. You may be that someone who’s carefree or that someone who’s cautious, whatever the reasons that are behind the actions…I believe there’s a fair chance for everyone to experience love.

Being a hopeless romantic myself, I realized long ago that what we deemed as romantic may bring with it more other important things that are other than romantic…and sometimes the smallest gestures and silent words ignites us like bursting flames getting an 11 out of 10 score compared to the 10 of 10 from the beautiful fireworks we see when we experience grand adoration and gifts of treat.

I’m just sayin’ that this hopeless romantic realized, she doesn’t really know what is romantic at all and so everyone seems to agree that she’s a hopeless case. ..And I say to all case handlers out there

“I am not a case to handle and if ever I am…what's the matter ?Can’t handle a girl like me?”

as for this...I was just and still in awe over those orange tulips ORENJ!

*all photos were grabbed from the web (credits to the owners)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Seeker of a Keeper ;D

I was digging into old files for documented transactions way 2009 (from the hard drive of a broken laptop) and to my great surprise found a rather interesting collection of movies.  Forget the 2009 files I found ,they weren’t much helpful. So back to the movie files, it's like I've found a treasure chest, all movies are clear copy like they've been ripped off from an original copy and movies I haven't watched yet. I am starting to think that it was fate that led me to finding them.(nyahehe) there's even a copy of the movie Flipped! (haherm)

Interesting because you see, I haven’t watched HP (that’s Harry Potter) series nor read the book. It’s not that I didn’t want to, It’s just that I haven’t found the time to sit and really watch/read. I promised myself I’ll give it time but time went by and, yes, I haven’t given it the time until the other day and yesterday.

I was in college when I first heard of Harry Potter and being a manic reader (not yet maniac), I was more interested of the book than of the movie.  But I don’t know why I haven’t really given it my time (even until now, I haven’t read the book series).

You must’ve known already the story or maybe already forgotten about it (it’s been years), but I don’t wish to give you a refresher , I just want to let anyone know that I was finally able to watch the HP movies and would like to read the books  in one sitting! (if only I can)

Here are the screen shots I loved most.(and the only ones I took)

I saw it right?...HP who's super glad to see his friend and Ron whose joyfully happy to see Hermione <3

Was it just me? Or what?  But I’m attracted to the likes of Ron . I remembered friends gushing for Harry Potter but why am I smiling everytime I see Ron? Those facial expressions maybe? Or maybe somethin’ else?
This is one happy side

and the other side ( we don't think it's happy) eh?
I swear, Once in my life I looked like Ron from this scene...looking at someone from afar
I feel for you Ron...ahaha

the furious and the jealous?

If I am years younger than now, I’d be secretly smiling for Ron (all the time) and punching the air for this rather good looking keeper.(the goal keeper,do you know his name?) But now that I’m way older than years before, I am  secretly wishing for someone that is  a keeper. (Do you know where can I find one) ;D

the keeper (in this game, HP is the seeker)
These were the only screenshots I managed to saved because these were those moments that (I don’t know again) really caught my attention that I had to press the pause button ,stare ,smile and replay.  Except of course that of the keeper, where I pause the scene, stared a little longer, stared a little more and smiled  like a teenager looking like an idiot. …and replayed that part of the movie twice or more maybe. :D

And here's one that got me laughing! Harry Potter underwater with his Specs on. I wear eyeglasses and I swear, you just cannot wear spectacles with all those water and underwater things around you. But then HP is HP and  Hogwarts is not in the map, so... WAY TO GO Haaarrrryyyyy! :D

Harry underwater with his spectacles!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

all i want are voice calls,icecream treats and you spoiling me with your loyalty

Dear Hopeless Romantic,

As much as I’d like to talk to you in person, I can’t, because I know I’d end up mum the moment you’re near. I’d like you to know how much I am missing you. I miss you much that I’m back to doing what I’m good at: Facebook stalking! I am back to my bad habit just so I could see your face and end up missing you more than yesterday.(I know you like that, not the stalking part though but the missing you part). I said, absence makes the heart grow falter, indeed it is true…It seems it’s true on your part…but for me, your absence made me fonder. I miss you much that my immune system server is down because I can’t sleep thinking and wishing about you.

As much as I’d like to see you, I cannot, because I’m afraid you’d see and make me realize how way more I’ve missed you than my much.

As much as I’d like to send you a message, I can’t, because I don’t know what to send in the first place. A simple good morning seems duh and an alibi is just so errrrrs.

As much as I’d like to call you, I won’t, because that just means I have to talk to you.

As much as I’d like to tell you some things, I will not, because I don’t want to change my mind.

And so I won’t tell you how happy I am every time we’re together.
How excited I am to see you every day, and if I’m not able to catch a glimpse of you, just the thought that you’re somewhere near is enough to make my day.

How I’d like you to be my forever.

How you make me angry and jealous and yet still like you at the same time.

How I smile when I see her happy with you, and how I cry when I see you happy with her.

These I want to tell you, along with many other petty things that make my heart thump slower and my head throb faster.
…But I won’t tell you, because I am not romantic and I’m hopeless about it. 

I don’t have any romantic bones in me; all I am is a set of protruding bones.

And you lessen the hope I had when you said that we can’t be... all because you've drawn an invisible boundary.  

With all the courage I could muster ,

Romantically Hopeless

p.s. And I won't write this on paper again...because I'm a girl and would like to feel like one.(huh? hahaha!)