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Thursday, December 3, 2009

SnowBall Fight


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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ruby Tuesday


This photo was taken during our Alumni Homecoming last October 3, 2009. I had been away for quite some time from blogging. Hope I still am welcome here at Ruby Tuesday. I had posted this last October 9 and just thought to post it again. It is just the perfect post for this theme as we celebrated our 40th year and we were the Rubilarians for this year.
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Friday, October 9, 2009

The Day My Body Clock Stopped



For once in my life, my body clock stopped. On July, 2009, a high school classmate of mine, Marilou Locsin- Castro texted me if I would like to join them in celebratng our High School Homecoming on October 3. We will be celebrating our 40th year (Ruby) and we were one of the hosts of this year's event together with the silver and golden. 1969 was the year I graduated from high school. From then on, except for maybe 2 or 3 high school classmates, I have never seen the rest of them. I thought of it not only a hundred times but indeed a thousand times if I should say yes to the invitation. Will it be worth it? How would I feel in going back? How would my classmates whom I practically grew up with, accept me after 40 years? These were few of the questions that kept me from deciding yes. After so many thoughts, I decided to give it a try. In a few weeks time, I booked myself for October 1 with a return ticket for October 4 making my stay 4 days and 3 nights. Accommodations was offered by Marilou.
October 1st came. From the time I boarded the plane and stepped foot on the land of my birth, my body clock stopped. It seemed as if I was in another world. Everything changed. 7 of my classmates (Vicky, charet, azucena (who came from the U.S.) Marilou, Arsenia, Jasmine, Odette, came to pick me up from the airport. Right from the airport, we went straight to a classmate's farm where the rest of my classmates were there waiting. I immediately felt the warmth and sincerity of their welcome and everything that had been haunting my mind just all disappeared.
For once in my life, I had forgotten about house chores. As I had said my body clock stopped and indeed it stopped. It was fun time and I didn't care less if I had to go back home with chores left undone. I didn't care that my hubby was left all alone to cook for himself, clean house by himself. For once in my life, I thought of myself. It was just I, Me and Myself. Putting selfishness aside, it felt so nice to just feel only about yourself and not for anyone else. Sad it had to end on the 4th day. However, that is life. At least I didn't regret my going. My classmates really were so nice. 40 years passed and they were all still the same friends I knew from Kinder to High School.
To them, my heartfelt gratitude for the welcome that was full of warmth. For making my stay worth it.
To add to this, I would like to express my sincerest thanks to Marilou and hubby, Bert who was so accommodating. I will miss our smoking session. Like me, he is an early riser and in this wee hour of the morning, we drink a cup of coffee and smoke ourselves to death....ha!ha!ha!.
To Vicky, I would like to take my hat off to her endless energy. Driving us around, bringing us to all the pasalubong stores, driving us to our class adviser, Mrs. Linda Ledesma, our class adviser 40 years ago. Making it possible for me to have my one wish "Napoleonis" which I wasn't able to buy because budget was tight.

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Sunday, June 8, 2008



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This is my first time to join Unconscious Mutterings. I hope I'm doing it right. If I'm not, could anyone please tell me. Thanks. Here are the words for the week.:
This is fun. Think of anything that comes first into your mind when you see this word.

  1. Rambling :: a child of keeps rambling or complaining of anything.

  2. Magnetic :: Personality

  3. Again! :: Repetitive

  4. Acoustic :: Good absorption of sound especially in a music room.

  5. Mahogany :: Wood.

  6. Promises :: Mostly are made to be broken

  7. Ill fitting ::

  8. Sublime :: adoration or reverence

  9. Poop :: Oops! This is what my 1 yr. old grandson does.

  10. Disoriented :: A little bit confused.


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Thursday, June 5, 2008

World's Largest Pool! (Thursday Thirteen #14)


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Just the other day after so long a time, I opened my email and was amazed what was sent to me. I just couldn't believe what I saw. I would like to share this with you and let me know if you think this is pretty cool. This is the biggest pool I have seen in my entire life. And that it's already open.

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Here are 13 things you would want to know more about this biggest pool:

  1. If you like doing laps in the swimming pool, you might want to stock upon the energy drinks before diving in to this one.
  2. It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, had a 115 ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water.
  3. The Guinness Book of Records named the vast pool beside thesea in Chile as the biggest in the world.
  4. But if you fancy splashing out on one of your own - and you have the space to accommodate it - then beware.
  5. This one took five years to build, cost nearly £1billion and the annual maintenance bill will be $2million.
  6. The man-made salt water lagoon has been attracting huge crowds to the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo, on Chile 's southern coast, since it opened last month.
  7. Its turquoise waters are so crystal clear that you can see the bottom even in the deep end.
  8. It dwarfs the world's second biggest pool, the Orthlieb - nicknamed the Big Splash - in Morocco , which is a mere 150 yards long and 100 yardswide.
  9. An Olympic size pool measures some 50 yards by 25 yards.
  10. Chile 's monster pool uses a computer- controlled suction and filtration system to keep fresh seawater in permanent circulation, drawing it in from the ocean at one end and pumping it out at the other.
  11. The sun warms the water to 26c, nine degrees warmer than the adjoining sea.
  12. Chilean biochemist Fernando Fischmann, whose Crystal Lagoons Corporation designed the pool, said advanced engineering meant his company could build 'an impressive artificial paradise' even in hospitable areas.
  13. As long as we have access to unlimited seawater, we can make it work, and it causes no damage to the ocean.

What can you say about this? Mind giving me a feedback? Don't you think this is quite cool for a pool? Would you love swimming there?


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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Did I Scare You? (WW #13)



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