Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last 5 Mins before 2012

Thank you 2011 for bringing forth bitter sweet life. Goodbye!!!
Will look forward to a brighter tomorrow in 2012!
Thank you Lord for the years, more blessings to come!!!
I hope everything will be renewed for the better.
With peace, joy & much love!!!

Frances dec 31, 2011 11:54 PM

My Year Round Mantra

There comes a time in our life where all of a sudden good things come into halt. Just like having a heart failure where it just stops. During those times, when the heart fails the mind function to the point where it is like having some neuro meds kicked in. We may think clearly or vivid. The mind somehow supports the hanging fate of a person's life when the heart's paralyzed, just like wearing a gas mask when it's hard to breath. That moment, when our mind is at its vulnerable state it somehow recalls the past. You think of your last conversation with someone, twisted decisions, immature responses, guilt, satisfaction, love, hate,insecurities... Then for the next hours passed, you ask yourself, who you are and why is nobody ever understands or treat you the way you wanted to?

Last Christmas I was deprived of joy partly because of my own selfish way. It was my decision to collect things and start all over again and maybe put some direction to benefit both of us in the long run. But now I am not sure, well we all are not sure when it comes to heart matters. I decided to shut all sorts of connection and move on without ever looking back. I am not sure what he thinks, but right at the moment I care less. One reason could be that initially we both care less and I just stepped up and speak for it so it saved him one hell of a drama. I think he's good with that, doing fine and infact continues life in a bliss.
As for me, I try to learn a good lesson here. Maybe it looks like I'm a masochist but I believe life's a yin yang, when there is bad there is always good. And so it's normal to feel bad sometimes atleast I look forward to what's good next. At first I asked him what is wrong with him, and since I get no guaranteed answer I found it after the next few days of being a part from him. Funny cause, aside from issues about us, I found out that more issue is on me. We all are not perfect, life can be at its WORST ever. I have so many biyotch decisions as well. I realized that it's my reflection that I am afraid of, it's who I am I have to deal with and not him, or others. Yes it's partly him but it's on me really... I forgot that sense of individuality, that everyone is unique and not to be compared to someone else. We all have our walks in this life. Some like to ride a bus, others would rather walk, some prefer violin others guitars. It depends on what we want, what we need to fulfill the life we wanted. God is good because just now he made me realize that we cannot push people to believe the things we believe, make them do things just like what we wanted because they too have their own responsibility to be just like themselves, unique and free. I remember the word freedom, that we all have that. And it is on our hands how to make use of it, in the right way. God himself did not put a tight grip on us, because I believe he wants us to enjoy life in freedom - his gift... Now I think, I could only suggest and maybe comment a little, but will not impose as to hinder whatever he wanted to do with his life, because he owns it, nobody but him. It's God's gift to him as well. If that is the case then, he has to follow his freewill. To change is one thing I cannot push, but only influence. It is up to the person if he wants to change, sincerely.  Therefore, as for my freewill too, I will chose to love those who in return love me unconditionally, who cares just enough to show sincerity, respect and loyalty. If not then It's my freewill too to leave and simply let go...

You know, it's faith and twisted fate that we hope for the better tomorrow to come. It's tough, and I am proud to be strong because I deal with love that could be unique as well. No dictionary, just experience...

So reward yourself ladies, we are important and very much substantial, this human race will fall if we are not in it (LOL). Enjoy yourself, be generous, live, laugh, cry a little, kiss your parents, play with your siblings, get out with friends, be brave and God will do the rest :)

Just like in the New Year's Eve mantra "Have a little faith in me..." You can be wrong at first, but believe in change and trust and love... What matters is in the heart <3

Happy New Year! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Eight Hours Before Christmas

Before it's officially CHRISTmas, I would like to recall the things I'm thankful for because of Jesus:
First I am thankful for my Family, for their unconditional love and all other great things that were unselfishly shared.
Thanks for the hardships. For giving me a chance to lead to realize how difficult it was,had I not taste how sweet to achieve victory.
For the challenges, calamities that drove our family closer and stronger.
For friends who lighted up those gloomy days.
For my imperfections, had I not know I'm special and unique.
For my dog, who may never had listen or speak but always made me feel accompanied.
For my work, that made me realize there's more to come.
For mornings, that there are second chances.
For evenings, to be at peace with myself.
For love, hope, dreams, music and you.
Thank you for making me feel happy and sad at times...
May your wishes come true Jesus ;)
I love You!

Looking forward tonight...

Lotsa Love,

Posterous 12.24.2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Is He?

How important are you to your man?
Do you feel special, for instance giving you little things to make you smile even in non-occasional day?
Is he giving you the best among everything? Did he always put you on top priority for instance will leave everything to attend to your needs? IS HE? If no, just say NO then :)

He's never yours and you're for someone else... That's for sure. :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011


When we got there around 11pm, the airport is deserted as if it just waited for us to close. They had this lego world hanging in the ceiling, I took a picture of it. Legoland is just around the corner, they said, we hadn't got a chance to go there though. We tried to look for money changer, but all are closed. Maybe they are not expecting people to land that time.
The huge Danish man was waiting infront of the lobby, he's waving a Vestas plate to recognize him. The driver looked like a white collar worker looked professional, he had his own headset, they are so techy! Right when we got out of the main exit, it was freezing! We would just cross the clearing to locate the van, but it felt like walking forever, I can't wait to get inside the van, it's so cold!! I wore those neat sweatshirt from f21, not that thick scarf and tights (I should have wore pants instead). After went into the car, I was relieved because it has heater! As the SUV drove along, their wide pavement caught my attention, even it's silhouetted with fog and dim lights I saw that there are no houses along the coastal road. It was barred with fence filled with light bulbs :) There are lots of arrow lit too which points to our direction. It was crisscross, unlike in other countries like Philippines, they have lots of pathways, I think it's four?! The SUV has its own GPS, which is cool.  In about 30 to 40 minutes of driving, we finally arrived to MiddleGade apartment. The place looks serene, deserted and melancholic. Everybody's sleeping I suppose. I remember the breeze, it's chilling and sweet :)

We had the room on the upper deck, 3rd floor. It was neat although when we chose our room, the bed sheets smelled like sweat haha. I had it perfumed before slumbering into sleep. I dont care if it's too cold, or the sheets smell, or my feet ached, I am here in Denmark, and I loved it.
That was my first night in Europe...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Good things I learned today

I'm working from home today and it's holiday in Philippines would you imagine? I am having a double pay yeeha!
Anyway I'm using my slack time to browse some good stuffs. 

I first saw Google Doodle from a friend's status, so I tried it. There I saw the Laba Porridge doodle, and it looks similar to my keychain that I bought in Kowloon, China. Back then, I didn't know what was it, I thought it's nice cause I saw some Japanese resto in Manila with these kinds of food replica. It's also interesting because I know these items are not sold in our country so I bought it. Now I have added value to my stuff when I saw its significance. Well, it originated in China, the LABA rice, "LA" means 12th lunar month and "BA" is number 8 - and they celebrate LABA porridge festivity (aka Longevity festive) to offer goods for their Gods. There, what an awesome keycain history :)

Another thing is the great Norwegian-Danish artist who painted Summer Evening on Skagens. He isPeder Severin Krøyer, he's one of those Skagen Painter in a Danish and Nordic Artist.I like the sun reflected on water, it's subtle and soft, kind of soothing scene.

Another thing is Google Pilipinas. It's a PHL flag but I haven't seen this go live goodthing they create doodle for our Independence day.
I also posted it here:)

Those are good info from Google doodle. I end here mon amie :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Travel 101

Travelling is the most exciting event that could ever happen in my life.
It gives me a sense of accomplishment, freedom, bliss and love :)

I always have this cold feet whenever I fly. I know I will leave behind all familiar places, faces and routines. Inshort, I will be leaving my comfort zone for just a thrill of adventure.
It's like an opportunity to recover the moments you took for granted, being busy with work and other things.
it's like finding the most amazing thing in a simplest form.
It feels like one day you dreamed about it and now you're living it to the most spectacular way.
Above all, it's the presence you make that what dreams become reality. Observe and become a part of it. It's when you have a company that you begin to know more about the person, the religion you've never experienced before, the food you just tried and the places that are clueless has now been unfolded. It's the excitement of what lies before you is a surprise :)

For me the most wonderful thing in travelling is holding a map, because when I travel I get lost and I wander but since I have my map I could always find my way back.. And for the moments in between, I enjoy it with a special friend so that even getting lost is very much fun (which sometimes I prefer we could never be found)...

Nostalgic as it appears, even after you've come to your destination, the long road traveled will always be in the vivid memory where it lingers for the rest of our lives. And that makes us complete...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sir Steve Jobs & The Apple

This is the letter I sent to site... It was soo fast I can't imagine Apple without him... Sad...

I never met him nor did I ever heard his voice. I have read articles and loved his quotations, that’s when he’s become my inspiration in life.
I remember when I was down at work, I saw his quote, it says there:

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs

(you can hear it on:

That day I was enlightened. I am never a failure after all even being different from all the co-workers. I decided to move to a new company, and for only almost a year I have been given so much opportunities at work, travel, skills, trainings, needs and wants… You know if there is one thing that will push me go beyond limit, those are his words written above... Salute sir, I will miss the Steve Jobs I never thought could be the person I came across with, influencing my life that big of a deal without even meeting in person.

Thank you  and Goodbye.. Rest in Peace Steve Jobs.

Sure I will buy an iPad when I get to HK this Oct 22..

Friday, September 30, 2011

Subliminal Message - They are everywhere

It was kind of interesting how some pictures are able to subconsciously communicate to our mind - sending messages that affect our actions towards the object. No matter how it really impact our actions, it's interesting...

Here are some of them:
1.] Err... it's whiter than the woman's skin
What do you think is he holding on his left hand? 

Coke never failed, to look sexy , cool and youthful there has to be something... Tell me ;)


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bringing back Ondoy with Pedring's wrath

Yesterday, was the kind of usual rainy day in Manila, so I thought. Gary and I planned to work from home that day due to typhoon entering PH zone. Finn Puolsen, Vestas Director , announced to all Vestas employees to leave the business area around 3PM (which normally they do because in our company it's always safety first). But we weren't since we "could" have had WFH.

So the rain started to fall from Tuesday morning of Sept 28, 2011 with the wind furiously blowing that threw away trees, roof and even Manila Bay. And so the news went down to our community that we should evacuate the place immediately. We thought the water wont go up so we went easy, not prepared to go out of the house at all. Until 4PM came, all of a sudden there were noises outside, murmurs that they cannot carry their stuffs outside the house. We asked our neighbor which was my mom's sister, and they were about to go out because according to them the water is already behind our walls and it will continue to raise until we can no longer get out of the house. So I was frightened I went asleep that afternoon while reading, because we have to electricity and I could not work from home (no choice but to take VL). When I looked outside, it's like watching a mini water falls flowing down the ramp on our gate. We were so confused and so shocked that we tried to reach for whatever we need to grab and lift all stuffs on higher grounds. My mind just shut up thinking, I just told my mom and my sisters we should go, we could be stranded if we stayed. Fortunately Maica's (younger sister) service driver drop by our house and asked if we're ok, but obviously with our faces we're definitely not alright. We requested him to take Chimi (our dog|gold ret) to stay overnight on his house for the meantime, because as of the moment we are still undecided where to stay. Thank God he agreed. We worried that we did not have the luxury of time to turn of the power switch and to turn of the stove, Oh My. Lucky there is no electricity within our area.

After we went out, we heard news that they has released on of 4 dam that caused the flood. If the rain doesn't stop all day, we should expect flood, especially us we are near the Pasig/Marikina river. we stayed for a while near the elementary school as we waited for Gary, caused I asked him if he could take Chimi for the meantime while we're not staying home. Goodthing manong (Maica's service) went for Chimi instead.

Finally we went to Tita's house in Vista Verde. I thought we surpassed the flood, unfortunately Cainta/Vista Verde (their place) street was also flooded. We stayed there for a night, just to let the water subside in our area then woke up early the next day to clean the house. It wasn't that easy really, because their car cannot managed to go out and we have no driver so we went outside their house raining plus below the knees water. It was crazy, we held umbrella and on the other hand bulky backpacks/bags and strode along the shallow murky water. We went from the gate of the house to the gate of the subdivision, about 3KM. I feel sorry for my sisters, especially mama because I know she's tired of all this... Going back two years ago we had this experience, much disaster than this. the water covered our house, only the tip of the roof was seen, and they stayed at the top of our neighbor's (also one of our tita's) roof with pouring rain, no umbrellas, they are all soaked wet no food, plus Chimi not wondering were to go because it was like an island surrounded by deep water. They held there for almost 24 hours drenched wet on the rooftop until finally the water subsided. It was tragic really as I recalled I had a vacation that time but all I did was cry, wondering where my family is, are they still alive or they need help, I do not know :( We lost communication, their line was shut no signal within the vicinity. No power, no nothing... I was eager to home not prepared of what to witnessed, nobody knew what happened. Our relatives wouldnt know because even if they wish they were there, the streets are busted and flooded. Many routes were closed, non passable. It was hopeless as hell, but I prayed and kept faith within even with troubled mind (literally I could not think).. When I got home, everybody's safe, even my lost sister (which was at the office when Ondoy came) was there at home safe. I cursed Ondoy, for it made me feel how it hurts so bad I could have lost my family, my life :(... After 3 years here we are again.. The only way to get out is to move to other place or get a light house. I don't know it depends on ma & pa...

We are almost over with cleaning the entire house. we even planned to buy christmas tree today, but we're so tired. So just this night, we went to unwind at starbucks with frapuccino. Ma can no longer come with us.

Like I said Ondoy, f@(k you! Pedring, go to hell! But the lesson is still "Nothing beats preparation"..
Anyway there is a reason we of all we are the chosen few to went through hell, whatever it is I'm just glad we're safe, alive and still happy together. :)

Goodnight! / morning!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

My Lomo Picture

Picture taken at Randers, Middelgade apartment, Denmark.
Circa: 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mama's 55th Birthday

Yesterday, actually last night we celebrated mama's birthday at home. Why? Because she don't want to go out and ease the stress,"nkakapagod daw" (very tiring)... So then Gary and I just planned to bring home the handa (prepared food). It was fun really but needed lots of effort. Last Monday I think, or Tuesday Gorio and I just reserved this beautiful and sumptuous velvet cake at Mary Grace located at RCBC plaza, just couple of steps from our office actually it's within the same building... Just yesterday, that was Friday, we claim the cake with these little message to ma:
Right when she spotted the 55th she suggested we shouldn't have that age included... What do we expect. Again as Faye was saying, age is just a number :) haha! Anyway mama was thankful she didn't have to go out and all. She's aware that we had to run to MRT, go round trip just to get one of us sitting for the cake to still be perfectly delivered, plus the waiting time for food (delicious Chinese food by Super Bowl), plus the yellow bells, I mean yellow flowers to top it all. It was as an ease, yes for them not us hehe. But in total it was fun. Im just happy mama is happy too. Oh by the way I had this posted on my wall in FB:

"I remembered mama's face when I was 5, she's full of youth and very vibrant. She just laughed with everybody else in the room.. She looked at me and smiled... That day I prayed she live longer than me.. 
After 21 years I wonder what brought her to these fine lines on forehead and bony hands.. Then I realized, that's the perfect hand I used to hold when I was little, the same cheeks I kiss every morning and eyes that smile for comfort and assurance that everything will be alright... Thank you ma for all these years. You're simply the most beautiful woman in the world :) Maligayang kaarawan maa!.. Mahal ka namin, sobra ♥ ♥ ♥"
Many liked it, as much as I do.. I cried like loca in the office. It's awesome though some people have that kind of feeling too, same as everybody else :) I print a screenshot of this because mama has no FB account, so after she read it she handed it to Gary and she was asking him to read the words written, just to make sure Gary read it she waited until he finished hahahaha.. Mama thanks that's the way of saying that you're proud of me ehem ahem!! Love you ma! Let's spend another birthday in years and years and more more years to come :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Quotable quote made by yours truly:

#1 If the pair doesn't fit, but it looks good on you, bring it.
#2 If the bolt do not fit, you nuts find another one!
#3 Like dirt bag, you're full of shit.
#4 You speak that way, because you're guilty.
#5 I just listen & wait until you say something stupid. You never failed.
#6 They say less is more. But I don't settle for anything less.
#7 How come you talk as if you know a lot? My gut says, not even close.
#8 If you love to travel, find away and you will.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy Lemon Day Cousins!

Picture of cousins at Uncle Cheffy's, Eastwood

The Things I Love about You

When you carry my bag
Your letters
Your big eyes
Your tenderness
Your surprises
When you're making me feel fragile & you're strong :)
When holding my hands, and kissing it while walking
When you take everything I said seriously, even it's a JOKE!
When you lie and get caught, so then I can slap your face and make you feel miserable :))
Nothing more... It's simply you :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Yoga in between work hours!

I took yoga today even if it hurts, I have my period! But it's fun, atleast I'm being productive.
According to our mentor Joanne, the steps were composed of pilates, taichi and yoga. Woa!

Here take a peek to my yoga mat, see that gray thing wrapped in plastic? It's in between my monitors!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Tribute to the Traveller of Space

When I dream and wake up, I sit for a while and try to remember what I just dreamed of.
Most of it I can't remember... Is there a word that can describe that? The thing you want to do but you can't? You just simply can't...

I woke up alone in the dark. 
It felt like I was sleeping for long time now.
I found myself lying on pavement feeling cold, wearing just a pair of pants and a sleeveless.
The surrounding was so quiet, I only hear my breath coming in and out of my lungs.
I reached my hand, saw it was filthy with damaged red fingernails.
I felt heavy, I tried to stretch my back and stand up. My legs are numb, I almost can't feel it. When I managed to stand up, I made my first step. 
The pavement was cold as ice, I wore a very thin pair of pink ballet shoes.
I walked four steps, wobbled like groggy.
I looked around, It felt ethereal. 
The path is hazy, I cannot see clearly where to go.
The fog covered everything my way.
Another three steps forward, I tripped, and felt my broken toe nails.
I sat down, and saw blood stained my pink ballet shoes.
I cried, alas! I can hear my voice. I'm sobbing! 
I tried to shout for help, but to my surprise, I couldn't hear my voice.
Something must've been wrong.
I only hear cry and gasp and sob, but no words came out.
I shouted again "Help!", it was like I'm trapped in a deep well.
No one heard me. Even I can't hear me. I'm muted.
I rest my head to the tree trunk.
Long branches swaying frantically gushed by wind.
I shivered, it seemed I'm sitting for hours but the tears never dried.
Even with the wind blowing.
I wonder how it defies the universe real nature, the property, the element. 
I pitied myself for being so helpless.
The shadows seemed to be watching me from a far.
I was scared, I don't know what to do.
Will I start to stand, walk and run?
Will those eerie creatures come after me?
What do they want?
Will they butcher me, and feed my flesh?
I stood up, and started to walk again with bleeding toe nail.
I don't know where to go, but I kept on walking.
I bumped into a seemingly boulder. It had my knees bleeding to.
I cannot control my legs, my knees fell flat.
I thought someone whisper, I heard it said "come and see".
I don't know what I was thinking but I laughed very hard. 
I said to myself, "why worry, this is just a dream. I will survive. Even for a day." 
I felt stronger, I knew this was just a dream and I'm just sleeping. 
There is no such thing as this. This is insane!

I realized I was lost in oblivion. This is a creation of my full imagination. It's just me and my playful mind. Nothing else. I laughed hard, until something crawled at my back. I tried to shooed it away, but another one crawled on my arms. Suddenly, I wanted to wake up. If this is just a dream, I'm going to die with nightmare. Someone must awaken me. I cried help! I pick-up myself holding on to the rubble. To my surprise it was a tombstone!
RIP Jade Star, a good friend, niece and  daughter. The name sounds familiar, but the creatures taking over my shoulder and back so I got no time to think, I stood up covered my face with shoulders, then I tripped again. The mud made the pavement wet, I tripped for the last time...

Everything went dark... What happened came flashing before my eyes, I cried and smiled.
But mostly I felt sorry and sad for everything. I made my world. And all I ever want to remember is this one day I asked of, to say I love you to my mom and bid farewell.

I now sit in the dark tunnel, with my new found guitar and pair of pink satin ballet shoes.
I have tears that never dries.
I am the shadow I fear long before... Now I understand, everything...
It's just that I will never wake up, ever again...

This is a tribute to Amy Jade Winehouse, 27 years old, died 07/23/2011...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

There is Always a First Time

Be free! Become master of your own dream, and so they say.
Don't stray, sing with all your heart.
Dance for all who cares!
To be really happy could happen for awhile, take it even if it means risk!
We live only once, do what you want and fuck the rest.
Let loose, jump mountains high!
Dream big, go someplace you haven't been!
Cry, shout forget others for awhile and think about yourself.
Don't loose grip, believe that success rooted from failure.
Learn things you don't know. Experience the life you wanted. Go farther.
Stretch your arms wide, hold no boundaries.
Wait, everything will take its place in the right time.But wait not too long.
Hug those you love!

Summon challenges, compete! Feel the fruit of your labor. Celebrate your talent.
Kiss your mom & dad. Thank them.
Don't pretend, they will love you for who you really are.
Don't worry, they don't care, and don't mind them be happy!
Live your childhood dream.
Drive with no specific destination, bring someone special to accompany you. Eat exotic food together.
Take pictures, you may never know how long it will leave impressions.
Bring out the best in you, have courage take responsibility.
Get lost & enjoy the ride!
Love not hate.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

HP7 review

As promised my review is posted tomorrow's week after that. Haha!

HP7 is epic. If you have not watched it from book 1, no one cares. But it seems like everybody is intrigued of its ending. Even mom who don't know what or who Potter is watched it anyway.

Should I spill? Yeah.. Sure..
Spill the beans...

And so Dumbledore died... Isn't it? I'm back tracking here, hey!
Voldemort stole the most powerful wand owned by non other than Dumbledore.
Why did he do that? It's because he had the twin wand of Harry. It cannot kill its twin, so there Voldemort had to steal. 

The problem is the wand do not obey Voldemort due to its master is still alive.
Relying on his guts, Voldemort ordered Malfoy (the dad) to look for Profeseur Snape. 

Why? Because he believed that Snape was the one who killed Dumbledore. Yes, infact it's true. But since Lord Voldemort plans had so many holes, he overlooked one important piece. It was Malfoy(the white haired kid) who disarmed Dumbledore, before Snape killed him. Suppose to be, Voldemort should've had killed Malfoy instead of Snape. 

Now there was this scene that Malfoy(the white haired kid) tried to get back his wand by confronting Harry. But he's no match, he can't even command his own stick. 
Why did he want to get his stick from Harry? Because a few chapters ago, Harry disarmed Malfoy. So the stick's master is now Harry Potter. To sum it all there are 2 wands who's master is Harry.

Anyway going back, there are 3 horcrux, the tiara, the chalice and Nagini (Voldemort's serpent). If these 3 are destroyed it would be more likely Voldemort would go back to being ash again.

tiara- was destroyed by Harry by fire
chalice- was destroyed by Hermione and Ron, before they kissed
and Nagini was beheaded by Neville.. the one who looked like can never have a gf in the movie, but totally hOt in real life.

And so Snape died (Nagini struck him many times to death, that bitch snake!)

to be continued... (be on yoga for a while..)

Harry watched at the back, saw Snape in silhouette with blood stains.
When Voldemort left, Harry went in and Snape told him to get his tears.

That's when the untold story unfolds.

Snape loves Lilly, Harry's mom. They are childhood sweet heart. But Snape did not confess his love, so there goes Harry's father. Maybe that's the reason why Snape is so eager to make Harry's life miserable when he was student in Hogwarts.

Anyway, when Harry was a little boy (book 1) her mom protected him with a chant, something like be strong take care son, so basically it was all love. But Lilly's fate came to an end when Voldemort killed her. When it was the baby (Harry's) turn to die, all he could ever to do his wand is put a scar on Harry's forehead. And so the boy lived, which made Voldemort frustrated, enough to hunt Harry down until he dies.

It was chaos in Hogwarts, Snape as headmaster was ousted due to the fact that Harry did showed up and McGonagall ordered every member of slitherin to keep out of site. everyone obeyed. Weasley all helped to protect the school, but Voldemort is so strong they can't do anything.

Voldemort somewhat whispered to everyone's ears to surrender Harry, he want Harry to face his fear in the forrest. He wanted to kill Harry, in short...

So there, to stop everything, Harry went there, said he was ready to die.
When he went there, her mother, father, uncle and Ron Weasley's dad appeared before him. He asked them, does it hurt when you die? The uncle replied, it was just like sleeping. And so Harry said, I'm ready to die...  Before Harry went to his executor, his snitch opened, I think it was Dumbledore gave that to him. Then the resurrection stone floated, he just drop it on the floor.

And so he went inside the forest, they were shocked (especially Hagrid who was a captive that time) Hagrid said, Harry are you out of your mind (to that extent)... But again Harry is ready to die. Voldemort, raised his wand and shoot... Harry was swept away. He's dead.

He dreamed of a very bright shinny white place, said it was a kings court?? I dunno... But he saw Dumbledore, he asked who's that slimmy little thing under the white thing (for me obviously it's Voldemort, looked like he shrunk and blood all over the body, he looks like Golum in Lord of the Rings)he asked if they are dead, and if he could come back again. (Some parts are vague so I'll jump) Dumbledore said yes you can choose to go, ride the train something like that... And so after the conversation, we go back to the scene in the forest.
Malfoy the mum, was tasked to check if Harry is really dead, when she was close, she asked Harry, is he alive(meaning his son). Harry shook his head, meaning he's alive and so her son. Malfoy mum told everybody, YES HE IS DEAD.

So the gang went to the school announced Harry's dead. But, Harry rolled over while Hagrid was holding him limp. Everybody was shocked. Some went away from Voldemort's allegiance. Harry fought Voldemort, when everybody is busted, Hermione and Ron was about to get killed by Nigini, fortunately Neville cut its head off. So then Voldemort's last Horcrux was destroyed. He ended up ash.

In the end Harry broke Dumbledore's wand, he didn't want it obviously.
Those who died:
Snape, Weasley father and one twin brother & more casualties of war...

Jinny & Harry get married after 14 years?? Yep I think so.
They had this little son, who was afraid he might be chosen by sorting hat to go to Slytherin. Harry said, don't be afraid, you're named after two great man Albus Severous. The second one came from Slytherin( a man who's not a villain after all) but he can still suggest to the hat if he wanted to go to Griffindor.

TADA! that's all I can remeber. It's worth watching. So eventhough you cannot relate, come and see, you'll be part of a history. Thanks JK. :)

Happy World

What is happiness. 
It is a strong feeling, a sense of freedom. 
It is acceptance and love.
It is dream made into reality. 
For me it's like riding an airplane and landing to a foreign land.
It is running in greenery with flowers bending under my hands when I hover.
Like little waves washing the shore. 
Enjoying mom's company in the afternoon while sitting on a sofa. 
Reminiscing good old memories with friends. 
Sending and receiving palanca letters on high school recollection. 
Reading a book on a quiet evening. 
Giving food to a street children.
Helping a sister what to wear in the office.
Treat family for supper.
Listening to classic music.
Remembering the past, how you survived the trials.
And believing that all you need in life is within your reach.

Smile - we live in a happy world :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Best Trip to Denmark: Airports!

The aiports vary on the sizes, style, accomodation and ambiance.

PAL, Philipphines:
(crowded airport)

Was the same ever since. Although local flights have the latest facilities unlike those of foreign, where the view is quite old though.

SCHIPOL, Amsterdam:
(going to crowded airport to minimal)

Was huge and basically amazing.
No long lines, everybody is accomodated properly and in no time.
They have this belt machine so that instead of walking you just stand there and get of right off to your nearest platform.
We waited there for almost 45 minutes, our flight was delayed. From PHL we to took the connecting flight from Amsterdam to Billund.

Billund, Denmark:
(from minimal to deserted!)

We arrived 10pm in Denmark, Billund is almost deserted. Almost no passengers boarding in.

Feet off the ground

He who waits and expect a change.
To act is last, to doubt is second, to dream is first.
He who stays in the dark and knows where to find the light.
To be pristine, to condemn and despair.
He who accepts defeat and remain silent.
To give a good fight with no cause and expect none in return.
He who proves nothing to anyone but himself.
To act strong, independent and selfish.
He who marvels to abundance and cover up misfit.
To marvel and dream. To wait and see. 
He who sleeps, is left behind.
To acquaint with life and learn it's lesson in reality not in dreams.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

HP the Last Episode

Later after work I am going to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Yes this will be the last episode of HP sequel. I have read the first two books and did not continue with the rest, that's the good thing about the movie I get to watch than read.
Although the first two movies, Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets did not captured some details from the book. Atleast the animation is ok. My reviews about the movie, will post tomorrow :)
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Best Trip to Denmark: The Airline Experience

I have never been outside Asia and I am dreaming of European Tour. I love to travel, to visit countries and experience their culture.
Then I moved in to Vestas, all I knew was new work place, new colleagues, new salary  and new environment. I could not believe my eyes when I had my first Schengen Visa. I went to Denmark this year. Could be the most exciting year of my life so far :)

I want to share my experience about my trip to...

The PAL 

It was quite a busy weekend in Philippine Airlines - most would probably pick the weekend to schedule a flight.
I had gone to a long line for immigration, boarding pass and checked-in luggage. It was a tiny room where everyone falls in line like "isaw" (Filipino street food of chicken esophagus on stick). We accept no special treatment to those foreigners, I saw group of Japanese baffling while falling in line - even though I don't understand what they talked about I figured out it has something to do with the queue on how PAL facilitate the line. I guess they're complaining and at the same time laughing about the system. I cannot comment on that aside from my mind is fixed with my trip, I am just assuming. But it seemed we are on the same boat - we're pissed off on system we're in. 

After like two hours of falling in line, we finally reached the boarding area, were we can sit for awhile. It was nearly afternoon when the plane arrived. It was so fun leaving PAL atlast! But of course leaving PH behind for 3 weeks is much more fun...

KLM Airline

We are now on board! I was surprised it was KLM, I only see that when I watch Cine Europa at the Shang.
I took the economy, back part of the plane. But it was as amazing as I could ever remembered. I didn't even care if I sat away from the window, which is my favorite spot! First, they had this cute monitor infront where I browsed and watched different latest movies like Gnomio & Juliet, The Preist, classic movies by Jack Nicholson. All of those I enjoyed a lot. It was spacious, there are three columns left, right and the middle seats. We occupied the left part, and I'm in the middle of two guys.
The food was great, I had a fish for a meal with tomato sauce and potato as sidings. They had this dessert, a yogurt that is so sour, when I tasted it from GJ's, I decided not to open mine and just bring it in Denmark. We had merienda, bread and butter and my choice of drink. I tried tomato juice and that's the first and last. It was like I'm drinking cold tomato sauce! My favorite is orange juice, like it went straight from freshly squeezed orange. I slept a little, maybe because I'm too excited.
In the middle there are foreigners with a child. They normally place those with children near the porch or the middle of the plane, where there is this pull-down wall for changing diapers maybe. For all the meals, I took the spoon and fork. I'm guessing there is no utensils in the apartment. Besides the plastic spoon and forks are quite hard, like it's substantial for use over and over again. I also tried to keep the plastic cups, yep I'm particular to that so much for appreciation sucker, I appreciate using those stuffs and would like to reuse them again to remember atleast how it felt being there sometime ago. So I kept the knife, spoon, fork, yogurt and the paper puke bag aheee! There are all labeled KLM, and I love those!
My bag was a lion skin inspired tote where GJ has brought me before the flight, I placed it under my chair. Why they don't allow bags in lap - not sure.

Gimme a break! It's Friday 4God's Sake :D

It's friday noon in Manila. I am sitting in my desk facing my laptop, feeling a little cold due to bad weather and aircondition. It's the same usual Friday in the office, want to work fast and finish as early as you can to get an early weekend. Can't wait for the activities for tonight and the days after that...

What did I just finished was my vsp time recording. As usual, registering time and activities for the entire week. Earlier before that, I went to town hall meeting, we had expat from Denmark who talked about Vestas Security. What stick to my mind was there are about 200 laptops left in Copenhagen airport every month. 
We laughed about such stupid thing, but it happens. I guess Torben (the presenter) was right too much of alcohol can get into your nerves. That Danish man is an attempted comedian, unlike those of I know in Denmark. Most of them are classic - many says Denmark is boring. My opinion is no. More of that, I also had a VDD application meeting with CROSE and the rest of manila team. By the way CROSE is an initial we use in Vestas that made our username short. Anyway - I just don't get the topic, I prefer to listen to monitoring knowledge transfer than speaking terms.

It's 5:15 and I'm ready to go home by 5:30... Time's too slow... ugh..waa.waa.waa.!
You see if I open my HPSD, which I closed 5 mins ago, would take me like 15 mins to load so when I open it, it's almost time to go home! So here I am formulating words, factual events of my day's work.

Anyhow, if you ever had a time to see this blog - please follow me on twitter hehe it's @franenriquez

You know the effect of Fridays? This is exactly how it feels - tardiness at work..
I want to start a new blog, because I'm wasting my time creating a seemingly diary.

Happy Weekend! :) smile smile!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Life is a Journey

Last night before I went to bed, I kept thingking what's next to life? When I travel, I know where my destination is, I know there is much fun and excitement wherever that is. What about life? Do I have a destination, do I know where it's heading? No I don't think anyone knows.
I guess life is about journey. All the simple things overlooked matters the most. Maybe I take them for granted for they remain the same no matter how I change. So it wasn't about the destination really,all we need is to live it on our own special way, so that in the end we say -- my life's journey is worthwhile.
This picture was taken in Aarhus Denmark.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Enthralled by Roman Polanski

As I watched the documentary Roman Polanski Wanted Admired, it's as if I wanted more. Knowing he has lead a difficult time of his life since childhood, he resembles a masterpiece of life with passion, excitement, and in dept solitude. There is more to admire about him.

A very talented man-director, actor, writer, married a very beautiful woman Sharon Tate. Long after the death of wife, he was accused of rape and battled it out until today. Amidst the adversities he has his family beside him, wife and two children - living in France.

He's the great director of The Tenant my most favorite Classic French Horror movie, together with The Ghost Writer and the Pianist.

I must say - sure he is a lovely man...

Sharon Tate Polanski and Roman Polanski

Friday, April 1, 2011

My Schengen Visa

Schengen visa allows me to travel these states:
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Luxemburg
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • The Netherlands
This is also called the "Visitor Visa", used for leisure, tourism and business. Visa holders have a maximum of 90 days or 6 months in equivalent to stay on Schengen countries.
This cannot be used to permanently stay or work on later countries. It also enables tourist to roam around different European countries without having different visa's when travelling.

Aarhus Tourist

I would like to try some stuffs when I get in Denmark, Europe.

1.) Photo of signaling hitch-hike with a back drop of long road.
2.) "A-shape" housing architecture
3.) Spring flowers
4.) Cold, dry & crisp temperature
5.) Small shops
6.) Dk flag :D
7.) Cathedral
8.) Museums :)
9.) Food
10.) Jump shot
11.) . . .

Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm Not a Saint, I am Survivor and a Fighter

Today I received an invitation...the travel that i have been waiting for... European tour!!! I can feel it's just around the corner! :D
I want to take this opportunity to impart to others that I am living proof that courage to step up is the key to success. It might not come along the time you expect it, but it will come when it's time.
The point is, if you have the courage to let go of things that you know in your heart will never be yours then that's first level of success. You free yourself from norms and barriers that hold you to achieve what you want. When you learn to move on and accept the fact that you are born to be a fighter and never a quitter is the second level of success. You understand that's the nature of living - become a fighter. Things may get rough but it's you who decides the next episode of your life.
You need hope - a guidance. You pray and he will do the rest. Give your best, show that you give importance in your field. Offer and share your talent in what ever form to your peers, family, friends and all whom you encounter. Show what you love to happen - and believe it will... And yes IT WILL! :)

I can't put my mouth shut when I received the invitation. Thank God I'm also with Gary -- it will be like one of our get away luau! And it's in Denmark :)
Thank God we are saved from too much chaos - because it left our soul with so much pain.
but thank God, you made those problems - because we might not feel this way, and we are darn serious EXCITED & extremely HAPPY!!!
I still pray for all those who are trapped in shadow - WE pray that they may find the light with your grace.
Thank you Jesus...WE LOVE YOU!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

five six hours of waiting

Here's my new look. First straighten my previously korean curl hair (c/o Tony & Jackie's), second removed unwanted hair color with black cellophane and third smile with swaying rebonded hair (c/o Classica). It's been 5-6 hours of sitting position and my butt was on fire!!! ouch!

Forgive me, I used my sisters favorite laptop picture/video application aka WEbcamMax... I liike the bangs really, it captured it well so I think this picture is good. :O)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

bucket list

Hmm, before I die I want to make these happen.. atleast most of these:

1.) To travel in France
2.) To own a restaurant - pastries & coffee
3.) To walk in quiet street with lights (preferably in cold weather ;) )
4.) be able to buy a car
5.) travel with my family in Hongkong & Macau ( esp in Disney land)
6.) own a very soft fluffy bed...
7.) To eat exotic food :s
8.) ...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Remnants of Tsunami

Today I realized how fast as snap can people's lives go. Last Friday, Twitter was flooded with messages about the 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan. In a split second, a Tsunami was reportedly approaching onshore. As I watched it, it was like a movie special effects, like 2012.
Wrecked ships, cars and houses were washed over the street. More prefects were destroyed instantly, the center of the magnitude was near Sendai and you can just imagine how intense fear they experienced. Some prefects like Tokyo were also greatly affected. Death toll continues to rise up until today.

After the Tsunami in Japan(March 11, 2010-Friday) some nearby countries like ours were alerted to prepare for earthquake and tsunamis since we lie on the pacific ring of fire. I wonder if it did ever happened to the Philippines, are we prepared? Are we equipped like the first world country like Japan? Japan was used to earthquakes but they weren't prepared to as big as this. Buildings are earthquake proof but not tsunami proof said the expert in CNN. Nuclear melt-down after Tsunami's after earthquake is too much. Thousands are confirmed dead and or missing, and those who survived said they are not even sure if it was right to survive. They were thinking how can they begin, how can they re-build the city and bring back their lives to normal? The entire place looks like a dump site.
One thing is for sure, they are capable of facing challenges like these. They solve chaos with dignity, they grieve but not too long because they strive to spend most of their time, energy and effort to do what they must battling the time searching to put back the pieces altogether.

Amidst all these, people not only in Japan learned lessons in life, be strong, have faith, protect life, move forward...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Getting positive vibes when encountering a$sH*)@I3s

If I find a high paid job, I will resign right away. And if I get rich, I will send a charity gift check to a colleague from work to send him to SPEECH POWER. I will mail it right on his desk with encouraging words:
To toot...
This giftcheck entitles you to unlimited speech tutorial class for a better future in callcenter world!
Goodluck and hopefully you stop annoying everyone around you :)
Enjoy!- Frances.

You gotta love a colleague who's pretty much annoying... First it enabled you to think twice of even having the same job as his that's why you start thinking of other work with much higher salary, second you get to know that there he is adding into the population of tiny mind who only knows how to bluff without even proving any achievements and lastly I proved that he suffers the dilemma of what-accent-to-use which I find funny, with that I have a much much better grammar...thaaank you SOnfBch! >] Imagine a world without you?!! what a better world, ahhhh. :)