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February 13, 2014

cold weather still

Filed under: Observations,Uncategorized — carnationzky @ 1:25 am
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yes it is still cold here where i am…don’t know when it will end…have to wait for summer, when? in july – august hope the weather will be better. so in the meantime gotta wear thick clothes. one time i went to a shop. they were selling jumpers and the like. both acrylic and wool products. from the prices you can know which is a better choice. those with wool are much warmer but more expensive. so it really depends on your choice. i asked the seller and of course she recommended the pricier one but it is true of course. so to keep warm you have to invest in it a bit.

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October 6, 2008

On Saturday at the mall

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What do most people do on a Saturday? Unless there isn’t one in your town, I bet most people go to the mall. Last Saturday we went to a new one in Bangkok. It’s new for us as we have never been there before. It’s also new to the city as it opened only last July 08. Guess what mall is that? It’s called Chamchuri Square.

I have written something about it at my Sweet Carnation blog.

Read more …

October 1, 2008

It’s October already!!!

stirling, scotland

stirling, scotland

October is the month I love the most! Because this is my birth month. And, ehems … I have a secret as well related to October. But I think that secret is not bloggable so I won’t write about it here. Not yet. Anyway, October was already my favorite even before that secret 🙂 So ok, it will be my birthday soon. I will be counting and adding another year to my age. Just a number. Well, what do you think? When I was in high  school I had a classmate who was born on the same day. Her name is Pansang, nickname for Esperanza. Such a nice name. She is a sweet girl with a nice singing voice. Always smiling, with a delightful laugh. I remember her clearly ‘coz we have the same birthday.

Christmas away from home...

Christmas away from home...

So back to the month of October. I know I am a bit late about this but I want to write about it just now, since it is October. It is now the “…ber” months, and in the Philippines, it signals that Christmas is approaching. Actually starting in September, people start doing some Christmas stuff already, i.e.  playing carols, writing gift lists, practicing for Christmas shows, etc. Even though I am not in the Philippines now I can still celebrate Christmas. I have learned a long time ago that it is not in the decorations and the trimmings, but in the heart, in knowing the truth of Christmas, that we can feel the true essence of the season. So no matter where I am I can still feel the spirit and joy of Christmas. It’s of course fun and nice to be with family and friends and especially to be in the Philippines at Christmas time. No doubt about that.

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

In temperate parts of the world October is the start of autumn/fall season, when the leaves change into a variety of colors. It is a nice sight and gives one a feeling of awe and amazement. When I first experienced that in Scotland it gave me a feeling of peace and silent joy! And it was good since in Scotland it was so cold and sometimes dark but the colors bring some brightness to each day. This is God’s way of saying that despite the dump there is something brighter; despite the despair there is hope, always.

September 30, 2008

The weekend that was …

Filed under: Events,Life stuff,Observations — carnationzky @ 3:40 am
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How was yours? Mine was, as usual, full of activities, movement and color; but there was time, too, for relaxation and savoring the moment of freedom from Mon-Fri stresses. The weekend is usually for doing things which we could not do during the week, when we are at work or at school or other activities related to our professional lives. That is, for us who do not have to work during the weekend. There are others I know who could not enjoy the weekend as some of us due to work commitments, or they just could not say NO. For them, everyday is a working day which might not be good as we need time to rest. Even though we still keep doing activities in the weekend at least they are different from routine, and the break alone is good, especially the change of pace. That includes the change in scenery, such as different views and faces of people J.

So last weekend, despite the enjoyment there were some glitches. One was when we went to the Lifestyles Thailand office at Ocean Tower in Ratchadapisek to pick up our Intra orders. It took longer than usual as there were many people. My husband who was waiting in the car just in front of the office got bullied by the guards. That was terrible especially when one particular guard threatened to hit our car with a gate pole. What was annoying was there were other cars parked there, even much longer than us and why could they? And then there were more cars coming in who were also allowed to stand by. Such arrogance. People in the service industry who do not know how to do service have no right to be in that profession.

Inside the Lifestyles office I was talking to my friend (a kababayan) and she told me that she has actually stopped being in the loop of this MLM business. Like me, she is now just buying the products for her own personal use, and to serve others who order from her. Purely for health reasons, availing of the discount we already have as members. Aside from her lack of time to network with people and potential customers, she said that the “unfriendliness” of the office itself to foreign members discouraged her from actively participating. Oh well … I have experienced this myself several times when I dealt with this company. That is why I would just often order from my upline instead of directly from them. There is too much hassle as probably there are language and cultural barriers. Thai businesses are well-known not to care about customers anyway, as it is in their culture not to complain.

This was the major glitch last weekend. For a while it leaves you seething but what to do in a situation like this? It is safer to just let it be. I believe that when people are so nasty with us and we might not be able to pay them back an eye for an eye, vengeance will come to them somehow. In some future time, in some way, these nasty people will get what they deserve. Not through me, but through others or through life itself. There is a Higher Being who knows all things, sees all things, and judgment will be ultimately His.

So let’s just hang on and enjoy life. It’s too precious and short to be wasted on things that do not matter. And especially the weekend is so precious and short, gotta make use of it well. So that when the new week comes, we can enter it with rejuvenated bodies and renewed spirits, so we can keep going and fulfilling the purpose of living.

September 26, 2008

Her precious niche

Filed under: blogging,Events,Observations — carnationzky @ 11:25 am
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There are so many nice blogs out here in the blogosphere … really interesting, colorful, insightful … and am sure each blogger/bloggie/blog owner considers her/his blog as precious. One such blog I came across today only is called “…my precious niche…”, and today is its first blogsary! So happy 1st blogsary to you, Eds. May you keep blogging … and keep adding some nice things to the readers’ lives day by day!

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A fleeting feeling

Filed under: Life stuff,Observations — carnationzky @ 6:04 am
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I was browsing through the Jester-in-Exile blog when I chanced upon the link to A Slice of Life (Jenny’s blog). What was interesting was that as the banner/header of this blog appeared I just felt like I was in the middle of summer holidays. It was just a fleeting moment but it was a good feeling. It was probably the color combination of the blog’s banner which I associate with summer and all things fun and exciting, going to the beach, playing on the sand, reading under the tree, and just having fun with family and friends. I am just probably missing home, that’s why.

September 12, 2008

Time for some funny stuff

Filed under: Life stuff,Observations — carnationzky @ 3:32 am
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I read this from Jesi’s multiply (Ministry of Mindful Thoughts). It’s so funny and shows how Pinoys are full of sense of humor and creativity. I could not understand a couple of them though (I need time to process or digest them first ha ha ha). Do you think only Pinoys can understand this? I will let Key read this and see if he can get it. Maybe I will also let my colleagues from other countries read this and see what their opinions are.

TOP PINOY BUSINESS NAMES

1. Parlor in San Juan is named “Cut & Face”.
2. Wholesaler of balut in Sto.Tomas, Batangas: “Starduck”.
3. My brother’s party needs business: “Balloon-Balloonan” .
4. Internet cafe opened among squatters named “Cafe Pindot”. (Is there a CafĂ© Pisil nearby?)
5. In Manila, there’s a laundry named, “Summa Cum Laundry”.
6. A store selling fresh chicken, owned by woman named Dina: “Dina Fresh Chicken”.
7. A pet shop in Kamuning: “Pakita Mo Pet Mo”.
8. Bakery: “Bread Pit”.
9. Bank in Alabang: “Alabank”.
10. Restaurant in Pampanga named, “Mekeni Rogers”.
11. Restaurant in Pasig : “Johnny’s Fried Chicken: The “Fried’ of Marikina”.
12. A tombstone maker in Antipolo: “Lito Lapida”.
13. A copy center in Sikatuna Village called “Pakopya ni Edgar”.
14. Salon: “Hair Do t Comb”.
15. A goto resto: “Goto Ko Pa!”
16. Internet cafe in Taguig named, “n@kopi@”.
17. Name of a kambingan, “Sa Goat K ita”.
18. Laundry shop: “Wash Your Problem”.
19. A lugawan in Sta. Maria, Bulacan: “Gee Congee”.
20. A bakery: “Anak Ng Tinapay”.
21. A store selling feeds for chickens: “Robocock”.
22. Shoe repair in Marikina : “Dr. Shoe-Bago”.
23. Shoe repair store along Commonwealth, “SHOEPERMAN: we will HEEL you, save your SOLE, and even DYE for you”.
24. Petshop: “Petness First”
25. Flower shop: “Susan’s Roses”. (I heard there’s another florist nearby whose store is named “Petal Attraction” )
26. Taxicab: “Income Taxi”.
27. A 2nd hand watch store: “2nd Time Around”.
28. A squid stall in a wet market: “Pusit to the Limit”.
29. A barbershop in Cagayan de Oro: “Pinoy Big Barber”.
30. Panaderia: “Trimonay Bakeshop”.
31. A ceiling installer: “Kisame Street “.
32. A car repair shop: “Bangga ka ‘day?”
33. An aquatic pet store in Malolos: “Fish Be With You.
34. Neighborhood pizza store: “Pizza Hot”.
35. A beauty salon: “Saudia Hairlines”.
36. This mobile massage business name isn’t funny, but their slogan is: “Asian Mobile Massage Service: Massage only, God is watching.”

Steps going up can leave you breathless ...

Steps going up to the Bondoc's can make you breathless ...

Appropriately named resto

Appropriately named resto

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