Thursday, November 30, 2006

I Heart Sandra Brown

I know this is kinda’ shameful but what the heck it’s the truth anyway.

My new household has been detached from the tube world for over a month now. Since we moved in, our bank account has been depleting we weren’t able to pay our bills particularly our cable. So, we’ve been missing a lot on our favorite cable channels and shows. Our television won't display anything even the local channels. I know my daughter really missed her doses of Nickelodeon and Disney Channel. For sure, my husband sorely misses Conan O’Brien or Jay Leno. And I’ve been dying to know what’s up with Project Runway or America’s Top Model or what are the latest features in HBO and Cinemax. We tried fiddling our two television sets to show at least abs or gma shows but it’s really not working.

So, what have we been doing the past month? Well, aside from listening to music non-stop, thanks to Sandra Brown for accompanying me all those “no-teevee days and nights”. I was in great company then and her stories never cease to amuse, amaze and struck me. My imaginations run wild when I read her novels and I get to apply it in reality (if you know what I mean hehe). Thanks to an officemate for the endless supply of S.B. novels… just imagine a sack of novels right beside her desk (I’m not exaggerating, it’s true).

This post is getting nowhere… just my way of updating this blog so it doesn’t get idle.

Monday, November 13, 2006


It’s so hilarious how a dinner club in the office called “Table 7” group could come up with a really, really funny song about the famous Cebuano spring roll “ngohiong”. You might wonder why… read the lyrics and discover.

Kaning kantaha namugna tungod sa usa binuang gikan sa akong amigo ug amiga. Dili pa unta hinog para mataw kaning mga pulonga pero tungod sa kanta nga “lingin” nga maoy nagsilbing giya sa mga huni nga panag-sa sa mangagi, nahuman koni kauban sa mga pulong ni Butod. -- Jeyd --

Ang among sud-an … ( ngohiong )
Sa bunta’g udto… ( ngohiong )
Sa gabii.. ( ngohiong )

Lami man tagamtamon
Kung ang bulsa kahilakun
Labi na’g ting bitay
Sa sweldo nga inatay

Ngohiong tanan…
Ngohiong pirme
Bisan si Moris
Paboreto kini

Ang among nawong
Mura naman ug ngohiong
Luoya pud entawon
Panganli nalang mi’g
“Mr and Mrs Ngohiong”

Maypa si Totski
Permi lang mag-bam-i
Paresan pa gyud ug utan

Hastang lami-a
Kung inilog ang imong sud-an
Peru kami nga kabus
Ngohiong ra tanan

Ohhh.. ngohiong.. ngohiong
Pirme lang handumun…

Unsay naa sa ngohiong
Nga si Jeyd kusug mukaon
Bisan sa katihik
Pobre lang gihapon

Ohhh.. ngohiong..
Lami karon..
Lami ugma –lami kaunon..

Si Roel... ( ngohiong )
Si Malou.. ( ngohiong )
Si Rapeh.. ( nghoiong)
Si Erwin . ( ngohiong )

Pero every Friday
Sa table 7 kami sa pantry
Magdaug sa istorya
Si Jane ang bida sa green story
Segundahan pa ni Rapeh
Nga ang nawng murag inosente
Agik-ik nga katawa
Mulanog ang tingog sa mga bida

Ayaw kalimti…
Ngohiong ang storya ni-ini
Kaning kantaha
Nataw sa mga sungog ni jane ug tots
Sa ilang duha ka higala

Si Jeyd ug si Moris
Mga piking instik
Nga sa ngohiong
Usahay mag-away pa
Kai ang sauce
Nakalimtan ni Moris ur da

Oh.. ngohiong ..
Ngohiong gamhanan ka!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Halloween 2006

The Halloween never slips by without me preparing for it. My husband has been creating a fuss about me so into it and spending so much. Hell, yes…I’ve been going Carbon to look for ukay costume to suit our theme. Our department had an LOTR theme so we decorated our cubes with the LOTR look. We turned our reception area into Helm’s Deep with a matching fortress made of old newspapers and used boxes. Our digital storage area was transformed into Mordor with Sauron’s eyes beaming just inches below our ceiling. Our boss’ desk was the Hobbiton which was kinda’ cute --- she declared herself “Froda Baggins – the Hobbit of Shire”. Of course, she’s the female version of Frodo hahaha. We also had Rivendell and the famous treebeard “Ent”.

Tuesday last week was the Halloween event in the office. Almost everybody came in with their Halloween costumes. I was supposed to be Eowyn – the Lady of Rohan but changed my mind since I looked more like Aaliyah of “Queen of the Damned” or Morticia Addam --- whatever you be the judge!

We also had so much fun dressing up our cubes. My boss was so much involved and brought almost her entire collection of antiques and candle holders to add a touch of spookiness in our decoration. There were areas in the office which were creepy I even had goose bumps whenever I pass the area. Our HR also cooked up some Halloween activities that our employees could enjoy during their breaks. It was so much fun. Hats off to them for doing a great job!

Our department also won the 2nd place in "Dress up your cube" contest so it was all worth the effort and sweat...till next year na pod!

Here are this year's Halloween pics...