Jun 30, 2009

Manic Monday #4

I started early today. I'm not sure if I'll go watch a movie later but definitely I want to go back to the gym. Yesterday at the gym, choosing to be in the treadmill with its own television was serendipitous. I was able to channel surf and landed on Joel Osteen's sharing which was all about the healing power of laughter. It felt great listening to him while I burn calories. Just what I needed. :)

I succeeded in not being in a frantic mode yesterday. I was getting hyper again this morning as I was preparing breakfast, checking my daughter if she's done freshening up and doing some dishes. I love multi-tasking but methinks this is what is making me all hyped up and manic.

Anyway, happy Tuesday and let me get on with my Manic Monday meme.

What is the longest love relationship (partner) you have had, and if it has ended, why?
Well, it's with my husband. We met in 1985 and had a relationship the following year and it did not stop from there. We got married a decade and a year after.

What is on your bedside table?
My eyeglass and the book I am reading, The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.

How many pillows do you have on your bed? Do you make your bed every day?
Including my husband's pillows, six in all. I have this long soft pillow where I rest my feet on as I sleep. I love the relaxing feeling it gives me. I can't sleep without putting my feet on it. And yes, I make our bed daily.

Jun 29, 2009

Unconcious Mutterings #13

My mind wants to be in a frenzy and think like the usual manic Monday. But I'm changing channels. We can learn how to switch off all unnecessary thoughts. I don't want a chaotic Monday. I would like to take control of how and what I am thinking.

On to my weekly unconscious mutterings.

I say ... and you think ... ?

1. Guest :: Visitor
2. Impact :: Effect
3. Unplanned :: Random
4. Tactic :: Ploy
5. Delayed :: Late
6. Bombastic :: Shaggy (I remember the song Mr. Bombastic.)
7. Comfort :: Solace
8. Trumpet :: Noisy
9. Joe :: Jonas
10. Budget :: Allocation of resources

Have a great week ahead!

Jun 24, 2009

Manic Monday #3

It's not a Monday but I still want to do the Manic Monday meme. It's Wednesday afternoon and there's supposed to be a storm in my area. It's raining now but it's been humid since this morning. There's no school for my daughter and I preferred to be home this afternoon.

Do you usually wear perfume/cologne? If so, what's your current favorite?
I don't like strong perfume so I usually wear Lovely from Sarah Jessica Parker collection.

What's the last book you've read that you thought was really good? If you don't have one, what looks promising on your to-be-read list?
I have finished Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth a few weeks ago. Was it good? It's a good read but you need to have an open mind about the author's discipline. I am currently reading The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. This book was a gift from a mentor years ago. A friend has been nudging me to finally read it. I have started already a few days ago. I look forward to reading it nightly.

Fill in the blank: I wouldn't be caught dead ________.
I wouldn't be caught dead unprepared for a major presentation. I did that once, it was fine but I won't do it again.

Jun 23, 2009

September Hideaway

My cousin will visit Manila this year. She will be with her husband who is a first time visitor of our country. This should be exciting. She was planning to stay in Manila for a few days and fly to Hongkong afterwards. But plans changed. It would be better to tour her husband in the Philippines. It would be great to show him the beauty of our country. I agree to that.

He loves fishing and the outdoors. This country has a wealth of exotic places, nature's wonder one can truly be proud of. I would like to suggest an itinerary. I would like him to see Batanes for one. It is a lovely place where a visitor, local or not, feels he can be one with nature and speak to them, relate to them and be awed at their splendid beauty.

My cousin and I are exchanging emails talking about their forthcoming vacation among other things. The first thing she asked me is about where they can stay. She wants to have an unforgettable visit with her husband but she wants to be wise in spending money.

I helped her scout for hotels they can stay, a fine hotel accessible to the metropolis as they will be staying for a week in Mega Manila before their island hopping. Accor Hotels City Super Sale is having a limited sale for bookings from June 23 to June 29, for stays between July 10 and September 30. My cousin will be here on September. This is just great! A savings of up to 60% is a wonderful deal. I have just found a hotel which at the heart of Mega Manila's north area where they can have a comfortable stay.

We are on to a chat later and can't wait to tell her this good news.


Jun 2, 2009

Manic Monday #2

Of course my location is several hours ahead from the host of Manic Monday, haha. But let me do this still on a weekly basis. I like meme which are light and random.

I just finished a few tasks and on to the others. Before I tackle them, let me take a break by posting this and checking my Facebook. Twitter is down unfortunately.

Imagine you're packing a picnic lunch. What would be in your basket?
Garden tuna sandwich, wheat bread of course. All sorts of food which my family and companions prefer. That sounds a lot! Water, lots of water. A couple of chocolates and potato chips. A colorful picnic mat. The latest book I'm reading will definitely be in the basket (or should that be in my bag?).

If your life were a weather vane, which direction would it be pointing right now?
Well, I am standing firm when it's needed, I sway when it's the best thing to do. I just don't let the wind blow me away.

What's something that people do in traffic that really annoys you?
People who tries to steal my lane and has the nerve to get angry if we don't give in.

A great week to all!

Jun 1, 2009

Unconcious Mutterings #12

I'm a bit late posting my unconscious mutterings. I was supposed to do this last night but the lights went off. I opted to sleep when electric power returned around twelve midnight.

It's a relaxing Monday evening. Let me indulge in my online activities tonight.

I say ... and you think ... ?

1. Nursery :: Babies
2. Side effect :: An unwanted effect
3. Heart to heart :: An intimate talk
4. Try :: Give your best shot.
5. Hog :: Self indulgent
6. Symptom :: Sign
7. Collide :: Fall
8. Fury :: Rage
9. Incorporated :: Included
10. Summer :: Unbearable heat

Read more mutterings here.