AM I WITH THE RIGHT PERSON?

July 29th, 2015

without his permission, i am posting this letter sent by a friend almost a year ago.  having read it from my inbox again tonight, i realized this is not supposed to be kept but shared to many others who do not want to talk to anyone  or who doesn’t have anyone to talk to,  ans resorted to google for random answers. so here goes:

Oi Amy,

 

Di mo na nga ako nirereplayan, nakablock pa ako sa FB mu. Anyare?

Sige ok lang, mukhang ganun talaga.

 

Anyways, medyo nainspired ako sayo na magsulat ulit eh, kaso etong subject na ito ang naisip kong isulat. Sana in a way makatulong din sayo, kung ano man bumabagabag sa isipan mo, sa mga bagay na hindi mo maintindihan.

 

Bawat relasyon ay may cycle… Sa umpisa, maiinlove ka sa partner mo, hinihintay mo ung text at tawag niya, gusto mo lage mo sya katabi, araw-gabi mo nakikita at nakakausap.  Hindi mahirap ang ma fall in love, sa totoo lang wala ka nga dapat gawin kasi natural at biglaan nangyayari yun, kaya nga tinawag na FALLING in love eh.

 

Pero makalipas ang ilang buwan o taon na mgkasama kayo sa relasyon, yung pinangarap mong LOVE ay unting nawawala.  Yang ang normal na cycle ng bawat relasyon

 

Unting unti ung mga tawag at text, nakakairitia na o kung may time pa silang tumawag o magtext, nakakasakal na pag lage mo syang kasama at yung topak ng partner mo na dati cute na cute ka, ngaun nakakainis na. Yung mga ganitong sintomas ay depende sa bawat relasyon, kasal man o hindi, mapapansin mo yan unti unti simula sa pagiging sweet nyo sa pagiging boring nyo pareho.

 

Sa ganitong stage, mapapatanong ka na lang, “Am I with the right person?”, tapos mapapaisip ka, isipin mo ung pagmamahalan ninyo dati pero mas parang gusto mo sa ibang tao naman maranasan iyon ngayon. Dito na nagsisimula bumagsak ang isang relasyon

 

Ang importante para magkaroon ng magandang relasyon ay hindi ung paghanap mo sa tamang tao para sayo, kundi matutunang mahalin ang tao na natagpuan mo.

 

Kadalasan ung mga tao sinisisi nila ung asawa o kasintahan nila dahil hindi na sila masaya, kaya naghahanap sila sa labas ng kanilang relasyon na mga bagay bagay na ikakasaya nila.  Kaya ung pangangaliwa hindi lang uso sa mga kalalakihan ngayon, pati mga babae natututo na maghanap ng mangaliwa dahil tingin nila hindi na nila mahal ung karelasyon nila at hindi na sila masaya.  Pero ung iba naman minsan sa mga bisyo napupunta, minsan sa trabaho, pwede rin sa mga barkada, o sa mga telenovela at panunuod ng tv, at higit sa lahat ung iba, nagda drugs na lang.  Pero ung sagot sa mga ganitong problema hindi makukuha sa labas ng relasyon nyo, kundi sa loob.

 

Hindi ko naman sinasabi na hindi ka pwedeng mainlab sa ibang tao, sa totoo lang pwedo naman, pero panandalian lang yun, sandali ka lang magiging masaya, di mo namamalayan, nandun ka na naman sa sitwasyon ng relasyon nyo na mgtatanong k na naman kung “Am I with the right person?”

 

Kasi nga, at sikreto para sa magandang relasyon ay hindi hanapin yung tamang tao para sayo kundi matutunan mong mahalin ung taong nahanap mo.

 

Ang pagmamahal kasi kailangan mo trabahuhin araw gabi, hindi biglaang pakiramdam yan.  Kailangan yan ng oras, effort at energy at higit sa lahat kailangan alam mo kung pano at anu gagawin mo.

 

Ang pag-ibig o pagmamahal ay isang desisyon, hindi lang pakiramdam.

 

Alam ko wala ako karapatan na mag advise ngayon kasi single ako at kakaalis ko lang sa isang failed marriage, pero yang mga nasabi ko, yan ung napag isip isip at natutunan ko sa mga nakarelasyon ko dati.

 

Di ko inaasahang sasagot ka pa sa email ko.

 

Gusto ko lang ishare sayo..

 

Yun lang..

 

 

Ako Lamang,

Jaynhus

to protect his privacy,  i am not posting his email address but i posted his name! hahaha! thank you jay! when you come across this, i hope this makes you smile. friends?  ☺

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GARNIER LIGHT FACE POWDER

August 16th, 2009

i bought this garnier light visible whitening face powder today without reading any reviews. it costs as much as what i was using (maybelline) and since the brand name rings a bell big time, i decided to give it a try. mine is in ivory shade because beige is too dark for my reddish skin. here are what this product claims:

*get fairness that doesn’t shine – garnier light visible whitening face powder provides whitening effect and a 6 hours shine-free look in ultra-light texture.

*its formula combines:
– micronized powder technology for an instant flawless coverage.
– vitamin C to help inhibit melanin production.
– strong UV protection SPF 18 to prevent skin from further darkening and dark spots appearance.
– oil-free texture that absorbs excess oil up to 6 hours.

*fragrance-free / non-comedogenic / non drying

now after reading a few reviews about this product, i feel happy that i picked it! i just don’t like the sponge that came with it, maybe because i’m used to the softer ones. i tried applying it once this evening and i like the glowing effect it gives, like it’s not obvious that i used powder. if this would work for me, i’ll try their other natural products as well like the pore-tightening toner.

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free MP3: COME CLOSER – Close-Up TV Ad/Commercial

June 6th, 2009

the latest CLOSE UP BUBBLE TV commercial is too cute and caught the attention of many through the enchanting intro of COME CLOSER, a track performed by a still unknown artist (it’s not IKLAN because IKLAN means ADVERTISEMENT in indonesian language) and was later remade by a popular and talented Filipino musician, RICO BLANCO. blanco’s version has just been officially released for radio plays and i’m sure a lot of fans are looking forward to a music video of it.

anyway, here’s a youtube video of the advertisement i’m talking about:

UPDATE UPDATE for everyone’s peace of mind:

it was AUGUST 2008 when the indian version of the CLOSEUP BUBBLE COMMERCIAL was released. same exact concept and setting (in bangkok) as what is being shown here in the PHILIPPINES. but the music is written by a female indiepop singer named SONA MAHAPATRA and the song is entitled PAAS AAO NA (Come Closer Now). this single will be included in her upcoming album this year 2009, entitled “MUMBAI”.

if UNILEVER (close-up manufacturer) will come up with a PHILIPPINE VERSION of this commercial with RICO BLANCO singing in the background, i have no idea! hindi ko po alam. i THINK that artists who were commissioned by unilever were asked to come up with their own words or LYRICS for the same MELODY which is an indian original. maganda rin ung female version. watch and listen:

i’m sharing a full MP3 download of the CLOSE UP BUBBLE SONG in ENGLISH (not by rico yet) so if you want it, simply SUBSCRIBE TO EYCEE via EMAIL and you’ll receive the track. i’m sending it ASAP. enjoy!

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SEBO DE MACHO experience

May 25th, 2009

 

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TESDA / GLORIA SCHOLARSHIPS

May 13th, 2009

 

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THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

March 3rd, 2009

 

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how to apply for or renew your philippine passport

January 30th, 2009

i’ve tried googling this myself but found only a few information until i just decided to go to DFA (Pasay) where i bumped into a lot of scammers, fixers at iba pang mga magkakasabwat na mang-gagancho doon. what made me say that? the first time i got my passport, nobody warned me about those fixers hanging around pretending they are working with DFA. what happened next was a long story but luckily i ended up processing it myself, in the basketball court inside the DFA building.

yesterday while i was walking towards DFA for processing a renewal, somebody pretended that he’s a DFA security guard who has to check my backpack contents. the fool wasn’t even close to the main entrance, just standing in front of the zerox machine stall and he’s not even wearing a guard uniform. so i ignored him and went straight ahead to the entrance where there’s a line of people and a REAL gate guard checking all baggage before entering. it feels bad that when i looked back at that FAKE guard, i saw people who fell for his trap and opened their bags for him to see.

my tip is, maging alisto, at wag tatanga-tanga. magtanong lamang ng mga direksyon sa mga guard na naka-uniporme at nasa loob ng DFA. everything you’ll need for processing your passport is INSIDE the DFA premises including application forms, zerox machines, thumbmarking, passport photo taking, etc. just bring the requirements, a pen, a small bottle of paste, stapler and money. ignore those people blocking you and telling you what you need to have or what you need to do as you’re making your way towards the DFA entrace, because they are FIXERS and SCAMMERS. sometimes they wear IDs too just to look believable.

anyway, the first thing that you need to do whether it’s for new passport application or renewal is to prepare all the REQUIREMENTS that are listed through THIS LINK.

the process for new application and renewal of passport is different now from 5 years ago because of appointment system. if you have email/internet access at home then it’s better to file your appointment online through THIS LINK so you will only have to go to DFA twice for processing and then claiming your passport. you’re supposed to receive a confirmation email of your online transaction and later on, a reply email containing the next step you need to take as well as your appointment date and time.

if you cannot set an online appointment, then you will have to go back to DFA THREE (3) times. first time for filling up an application form and getting an appointment schedule which usually falls a week after; second time for processing, payment, encoding and fingerprinting; and third time (after two weeks or one week if rushed) for passport release.

the basketball court that i’m talking about is on the right side, past the GATE 2 and GATE 3 doors on the left. once you’re in the court, go to INFORMATION section where you can get the application form and the green leaflet containing the steps you need to take. here’s what the leaflet contains and more:

MGA HAKBANG SA PAGKUHA NG APPOINTMENT SCHEDULE

1. kumpletuhin ang pag-fill up sa application form. ang THUMBMARKING section ay nasa gilid lang ng INFORMATION.

2. idikit ang mga litrato. kung wala pa ay magpakuha na lang sa MOBILE PASSPORT photo sa halagang 150 pesos para sa anim ng kopya. ito yung bus sa may bungad ng basketball court. mabilis lang at maganda ang kuha nila, in fairness. at sigurado ka pang tatanggapin ang picture mo sa application. kung walang paste, bumili or manghingi. 5 pesos ang isa, maliit lang. manghiram ng stapler sa APPOINTMENT table para maidikit ung dalawa pang picture sa ilalim ng application form.

3. ipa-photocopy ang inyong application form. 2 pesos ang isang kopya.

4. pumila sa APPOINTMENT table para makakuha ng schedule. wag mahiyang magtanong kung ikaw ay nalilito pa rin o kung meron kang katungan sa isip mo.

5. umuwi ka na at bumalik na lang sa araw ng appointment na ibinigay sayo.

if you don’t feel like going through all these hassle, then you may just apply online, have someone pick up the requirements at your house, and have the passport delivered to your doorstep after two weeks. BUT, it costs 1200 pesos (versus the 500 pesos original passport fee) and also requires a personal appearance. you may read more information about that kind of process (passport direct) through THIS LINK. i recommend this process to all busy people and those who live very far away from DFA in order to save your time and travel expense that could possibly amount to just the same or maybe more.

good luck!

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free CHOCOLATE NIPS commercial MP3

October 9th, 2008



do you remember this classic jingle?

you wanna see what happens in a bag of nips?
what goes on before they touch my lips?

they make a rainbow…
(chocolate nips)
a choco rainbow…
(chocolate nips)

and then they color all the flowers and they paint the trees
they’re sweet and delicious, look at all those bees

when i want fun, i get a bag of nips
and make a rainbow
(nips, nips)

if you’ve resided in the philippines during the 80’s, those words would sound familiar. every kid used to sing along with it (doesn’t matter if we got the lyrics right or wrong) and enjoy a cheap bag of this local m&m’s.

let’s hope that somebody would upload the classic NIPS commercial if they have kept a copy of it. too bad, there was no youtube then and no easy tv-to-computer capture devices. but anyway, here’s the revived jingle and video of the new chocolate nips commercial which i find quite very catchy and interesting too. check it out:

brings back sweet childhood memories :)

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE:

due to increasing number of email requests, i just decided to upload the song so that anyone may download it for free anytime. the MP3 is now available for download through this link: NEW CHOCOLATE NIPS COMMERCIAL JINGLE MP3. guaranteed safe and virus-free. thanks for dropping by guys!


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how to get a postal ID / identity card

August 29th, 2008

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street games

March 17th, 2008

even if i am a computer person, somehow i’m still one of those who do not agree that children should just spend their time playing computer and video games instead of the real street games that develop not only self-discipline but also the character and agility of the person. my younger sister, aged 9, is just one good example of modern kids who would rather spend her time in front of the computer exploring some stuff and ignoring the fun, exciting noises outside made by the other kids in the neighborhood. i feel like she’s losing her social life at a very early age. not only that, i’m worried that she would grow up skipping that childhood stage and would regret it later on when she wouldn’t have time to play because of studying more and/or going to work. so now, my mom and i are introducing her to some popular street games that we used to play and we’re glad that she’s having fun mingling with other kids. there’s a big difference between her laughter whenever she’s all by herself and whenever she’s with friends. we know that she’s having the time of her life.

i would like to quote this short article written by Cely Cunada about PHILIPPINE STREET GAMES / FILIPINO NATIVE GAMES. this brings back memories of my childhood and makes me miss my siblings and other playmates.

source: http://www.philippinefestival.ca/nativegames.html

Children in the Philippines are proud of their native games because these are the games they (and their forefathers) developed. They invited games that make use of what are around them. Such as: ‘bato’ (throwing piece) for “piko”; coconut for “bao” game; pebbles for “sintak”; bamboo for “tayakad”, “tingga” (lead) for “sipa”; etc.

There are no written rules to execute these games. There are just guidelines passed on by the older brother or sister or classmate. Rules are changed or made up, sometimes deliberated through a heated debate.Because parks are hard to find, the games they play adopt to where they are at a particular time. Universal to elementary-school-age children is theclick the image to view the filipino native games use of school fields as their playground. Games played are usually those that test ones endurance. Like “kingking” – a one-foot-hopping relay game. Player hops toward the flag pole and around it. Whichever team finishes first wins. The players agreed at how many number of rounds to make.

Another game is “luksong-tinik” – with the teacher’s long stick or with the school’s loose fence, two ‘tayas’ (its) hold on to the two ends of the stick, bringing the stick higher and higher while a third person try to leap over the stick without touching it. Whoever leaps the highest wins.

They also have their own versions of ball games. One is an imitation of softball, called “play ball”. Instead of using baseball bat, the hitter uses his/her palm to hit the ball. Another is called “touch ball”. There are two teams of players. One team (‘taya’) is divided into two groups, lined-up facing each other, the space in between them is fixed. The other team (‘panggitna’ or middle) stays at the space-in-between, facing the ‘taya’ group who has the ball. The objective of the game is for the ‘taya’ to hit the ‘panggitna’ with the ball one at a time. The ‘panggitna’ (each one thinking he/she is the target) tries to evade the hit without going out of the designated space perimeter. Every player who gets hit, steps out of the game. When all the ‘panggitnas’ are out, it is time for teams to change roles.

On week-ends, holidays or after school, the ‘silong’ (crawling space under the house) and the narrow streets become the designated ‘parks’. “Babuybabuyan” or “kurokutok” is an example of ‘silong’ game. The children play with the insects that wallos in the soil and a strand of hair. The object is to catch as many insects as one can with the hair. “Tumbang-preso” is a street-game – a revised vesion of “hide-and-seek”. This game makes use of an empty milk can which a player kicks as far as he/she can. The ‘taya’ tries to find it while the rest of the players hide. The taya’s aim is to leave the can in an upright position on a designated area (called the ‘base’) and try to find the hiding players. Players compete for the first one to reach the base – ‘taya’ to touch the can while still in upright position which signals his replacement by the player he found; the hiding player/s to kick the can so they can hide again.
Filipino children are definitely creative! But some (or more?) still long for Barbie dolls and Transformers.

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