Thursday, 6 December 2012

Health Issues


Last month of 2012 and here I am suffering from being sick, this cough and flu is killing me and I’m getting fever-ish. This is the only time of the year that my immune system is very weak. Boohoo! Around Mid August, I told my husband that I feel so happy because I never got sick, that I am very healthy. But hey, what happened now?

To my dismay, I check Google and search on some tips to avoid this ailing clause.

Here are 8 simple ways to keep the bacteria and viruses at bay in your life:
#1). Wash your hands several times a day. Even if you think they are not dirty, they probably are bacteria is hard to see.
#2). Take a shower daily and wear clean clothes.
#3). Always drink plenty of water. This is an easy one, but a much neglected issue for many of us.
#4). Try not to over eat, this one is pretty self explanatory
#5). If you eat processed, fast foods everyday, take a vitamin supplement.
#6). Find an activity that you enjoy to keep you more active.
#7). Use mouth wash, it's an easy way to keep the bacteria down in your mouth.
#8). Get proper rest. If you are tired all the time you cannot make proper decisions.

Reference: http://voices.yahoo.com/8-simple-tips-stay-healthy-all-year-round-2374450.html


Being healthy and fit i would say is the most fleeting thing that you can do for yourself aside from the fact the you are fit you will feel good about yourself as well.

Hope this help, stay healthy everyone! =))


HannahZ_B

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

There is always a light



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December last year typhoon “Sendong” hits the Philippines and has lost many lives and many of them are in Mindanao.

Today, another Typhoon strikes the country and the saddest part is it’s even more extreme than Sendong. When calamities like this happened I am always at my lowest point because I am away from my family. Living away from them is the most hurting stir because I want them safe, always.. Mama and Papa are the only ones left at home and they do not have anybody that will company them, worse thing is my Dad is paralyzed. I could not imagine how difficult the situation is when worse thing has to come (GOD FORBID!)
 
We can never really tell if this kind of mishap will smack us down, and the best thing we can do is to be alert and vigilant. Listen to news, packed some important stuff you might need in case there is a need to evacuate (water, food, clothes, flashlights and the like). And lastly, PRAY – that is the most effective weapon we have.

Good thing because my family in Butuan City are okay, they are safe and sound just what I wanted to know. Keep safe everyone! We will all go through this together.


Love,
H




20 things I Want To Tell Engaged Women



1. Marriage is made up of two good forgivers. Because every marriage is made up of two sinners. (Romans 3:23)

2. At some point, you will have to learn that life isn’t all about you. (Philippians 2:3)

3. Don’t listen to women that tell you that passion fades…it doesn’t have to! (um…all of Song of Solomon)

4. Don’t give up. Love never fails. (1 Cor. 13)

5. He wants a kind wife, not a maid or another mother. Be nice. (Galatians 5:22-23)

6. Give your husband the gift of your respect.  He needs it more than you know. (Ephesians 5:33)

7. Be mindful of your expectations.

8. Honor the Lord above all things. Colossians 3: 17

9. Find your worth and security in the Lord, and don’t look to your husband to meet all of your needs.

10. Be very careful about reading romance novels, they set you up for an unrealistic view of romance.

11. Real romance is finding that one spot in the crook of his arm to snuggle into, that shared look over the dinner table when the kids are acting crazy, and the way he fixes the leaky sink when he is dog-tired after work.

12. Love is about relationship.  The more I love my husband, and seek a relationship with him, the less critical and duty-bound I become.  It is similar to my relationship with God.

13. Be thankful for the husband you have. Accept him as he is, not for what you want him to be.

14. Don’t compare!! Don’t buy into the game of comparing him with anyone else’s husband.

15. The Biblically “normal” marriage is filled with joy, connection, laughter, and peace.  It’s not free of hurt feelings and conflict, but they know how to process their pain with one another so that they live more often in a meadow than at the scene of a train wreck.  This is not the average marriage, but it normal – -because it is a visible display of Jesus’ relationship with His bride (Ephesians 5:22-33).

16. Your marriage is a testimony!

17. Pray for your marriage. Pray hard.

18. I’ve heard that is gets better with age.  I have to say in my short {13 year} experience that is so true.

19. Where there is God, there is always hope. Even for the most broken marriages. “With God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

20. Marriage is commitment and sacrifice. But it’s also the best, most wild ride you will ever have with your best friend.


Text by Joy Forney of Grace Full Mama.


Thanks to Patty Laurel for posting this. =))


Happy 04th of December,
HannahZ-Basañez

Friday, 27 July 2012

Happy Birthday, Mom



Today, boyf and I attended a seminar regarding “pre-marriage” as a requirement for an incoming event that is happening in October. I was totally amused because we were well educated about family planning, we were also taught about home management and how to achieve our individual roles in the future.

I think of my mother while the seminar is going on because today is Her special day as she is celebrating another year of Her life, my Mom like my Dad is the most important person to me although we argue a lot, but in all honesty she duly trained me to be mature and independent person. I would say that my Mom is the kindest person I know, she loved to lend a hand to people who are in need of help, especially when it comes to old people, maybe because of a huge influence of my grandparents who’s very loving as well. I remember, for the past two years up until at present she would initiate feeding program, giving out vitamins and slippers to some rural areas in our province. That’s how benevolent my Mom is. Who wouldn’t be proud of that?

She taught us a lot of things about life, how to deal with our own struggles and how to fight for it. Mom instructed to always keep our feet off the ground in times of triumph and would always remind us to look back where we came from and to be proud of our roots. She sacrificed her career and had to stop working to look after us as we grow up, she find ways and means to grant our demands (May it be material thing), she thoroughly assisted us in our assignments and supports us in any activities during our school days even at present, she would even cry if we were heart broken, a good listener indeed.

Her role as a mother is beyond measure, I truly understand now how much my mother throws in when it comes to us. Ma, I know you have to take in all the aches that has been going on for a while specially with Papa’s condition, thank you because you never fail to perform your job as a mother and as a wife, thank you for being strong for Papa and for us, thank you for the unending love you have poured unto us. I am very proud to have you as my mother and I will forever be thankful for everything you have done for us. This day, I wish you good health and that you and the rest of the family will be safe always, I love you to death, Ma.

To the best Mom in the world, Happy happy Birthday.. =))


P.S.
If I have to live again and asked to choose a mother, I would definitely look for her and pick her, that’s how much my Mom influenced me a lot.

xoxo
Hannah


Thursday, 19 July 2012

Daughter’s Cry




November 2011 (his 1st attack - the day when he was discharged from the hospital)



March 2012 (2 months before his 2nd fatal attack)

My heart was frayed straight away when my sister told me about my father’s condition. After being spotted with stoke for almost 2 months, which I also blogged about. His neurologist evaluated him with Expressive Aphasia after their recent check-up. Aphasia is a communication disorder. It's a result of damage or injury to language parts of the brain. Aphasia gets in the way of a person's ability to use or understand words.

I have the answers to my questions, every time I get the change to talk to him he would just utter words repetitively when I ask him if he is done eating, what did he ate, did he took his medicines but still the same words are uttered like “Oo”, “Kuan”. Honestly, I am very hurt, the pain I am bearing right now is cruel, the same question came to mind, I just don’t understand why this has to happen why to my father and why do we have to suffer this blow. I sometimes feel that the world is adjacent to us and all ghastly things involuntarily occurred. (ing-ani nlng jud mi ka malas?) My father may only utter those words and could not communicate well, but deep within him he is struggling for us to understand what he is trying to convey which for me is very heartbreaking.

God, please give me the courage to understand things and accept them with all my heart. I just could not comprehend that things are happening the least I have projected. I know GOD seized everything that has been going on with our lives, but please, cure my father or at least alleviate some depressing things that have been going on with my life. I missed talking to my Dad, I missed how his ideas and mine cling together, I missed those days when we talk anything and everything, I miss it when he crack a joke, I missed his advises, I miss his smile, I miss my father sooo much. My father knows how much I love him because I have been telling him that since I was little, he knows how much I appreciate him as a father because my sisters and I have a good relationship with him. Some have their own heroes but he is our superhero. That’s how proud we are with our Dad.

Optimism is perched all around us that my Dad will be treated. I don’t have any idea if he will be well with this Expressive Aphasia thing but my family are doing the best we can to have him back to normal. One day, he will learn to converse again and as the usual we will have a good long talk and that all of us will be happy with no fears and anxieties hiding our sacks. As his eldest daughter I will cry for hope and wish that he will be okay in GOD’s time.

xo,
Hannah

 

Psalm 107:01

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Monday, 21 May 2012

When Faith Is Put To The Test


Growing up with my father is one of the very best things I will forever treasure.
His smile glows and makes our day extraordinary. His simple gesture gives us hope to overcome our day even if it went wrong. Energetic, Active and one of the most enthusiastic person I know, not only that he is God-fearing as well. A good provider to us 3 siblings and makes sure that he send us to a lofty school for quality education. My father in one way or another gives me the courage to go through life’s every tests and to never give-up by far.

I don’t want to be emotional but I can’t hide the pain I am feeling right now,
Because the person I look up to and the person who gives me inspiration suddenly has lost vigor, Saturday morning when Mum called and asked if how we are doing until she held that Papa is ill. Papa doesn’t want us to know about his present condition because He doesn’t want us to worry. My father recently is half paralyze, he is weak, vulnerable and is at risk. He can’t move his right arm and leg and he doesn’t utter a word or a thing. I can’t imagine the agony his bearing as of the moment.

I feel so helpless at this time, I feel like I am never a good daughter to him while he is to us. I love my father so much that if only I can wash away the excruciating pain he is feeling right now. If only I’ll carry the tormenting strain he is experiencing on his behalf I would gladly take it without any doubt. Sometime, I would ask God why this has to happen, why to my father.  

When faith is put to a test, we often cried for impartiality. We seek GOD’s providence and ask over for help. Friends, please include my father in you daily prayer, your plea will be of big help to me and to my family who is hurt with my Papa’s situation. I hope that God will give us enough courage to face the trial he has given to us. And the test he has set to us would apparently be an eye opener to each and everyone that we should never give our faith a halt.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Work-ish!!



Yesterday and today is training day for me and some of my colleague, we were actually trained to a much intricate line of business. I know it’s not good to complain but then when you feel that it’s too much I believe it’s an excuse. I know we were trained so that we will be more knowledgeable about the process and practically it is a business need.
I normally look at things on a positive way but I don’t know why this is diverse than the usual.

Working in a BPO company requires you to be hard working, flexible and patience, yes these three goes hand in hand in order for you to do well.
5 years working in this industry I must say is not that rewarding its fun but if you are a career oriented individual, I am not encouraging you to get into this kind of job.
My degree is way too far from the occupation I’m into now, but I am happy because I have a job and I tend to get things I want to buy and I can still accomplish things I love to do as well.

In this competitive world, you have to be dynamic I sometimes think of giving-up my job and do something unusual or maybe practice my degree as a Public Administration graduate. But sometimes it made me realize that not all the time you have the comfort to pertain whatever you want in life or in the future.  We can work so hard to manage a level of triumph while others will just soar past us out of pure luck. I consider that there are things far above our ability for reason. That just means I will brawl the urge of being a stinging loser. Win or lose, there is forever another day to look forward to.

You, what do you do in life?

Xoxo,
Hannah

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Weekend Shaft


It’s been a while since I last posted here, I have been piled up with work lately to the point that I even forgotten some noteworthy stuff to attend to. Oh well!!
My weekend was not the run of the mill, we headed to Camotes Island together with Mimoi's workmates. I seldom go to that kind of jaunt since I for once had gone to the said place and second, I am not familiar with his colleagues. So, since he has been beseeching me to go with him so I opt to and travel along.


Saturday came and the adventure begins. They were informed that the ship will leave at 8:30AM from Danao port and more or less we will disembark to the said Island in 2 hours, Mackie and I left the house at 6:00AM because we still have to travel from Lapu-Lapu City to Danao. At around 7:30AM we arrived to the said place where everyone convene, majority of them are already there so some just seated in the grass, taking pictures and others are chit-chatting.


Almost 8:00Am when they announced that we can’t take a trip for 8:30 because of ample amount of passengers and the shipping lines broadcasted that they are already fully-booked and just take the 10AM trip, Dang!!! As a result they have decided to just take a motorized banca, we took a tricycad ride from the port to some sort of seaport and unfortunately, it was not the banca that we expected, its the worse, no sheathe at least to cover us from the extreme heat, it’s really a small banca, I dunno if it can go beyond the waves going there good thing they have decided not to take it or else (never mind! Tee hee). So we got back near the port, we stayed at the park just beside the church until they say that we can’t make it for the 10:00Am trip since it’s again fully-booked, I was like WTF!!! This is not happening…. We left no choice so we just settled there and had our lunch under the trees and facing the sea. Until we ended the 12:00 noon trip and we were all saying, at last!


3:30Am when we arrived at the place where they rented (Masamayor’s Resort) we unpacked our things and had a little conversation with my room mates (Tatay Jonathan, Jhong, Aj, Mark, Alex, Mackie and Me— I’m one of the boys, you know! Hahahaha). Everyone unloaded their stuff and we are all ready for one-heck-of-a-summer-crack. We all gathered at the resort where Mackie’s bosses stayed, we do not care if the owner keeps on purring about the arrangement that was made by the owner of Masamayor’s Resort of us staying their and cooking our meal, all we know is we are going to have fun! Helluvaaaa fun!! Okay, so some hopped into the beach and enjoyed the blue-waters and white sands of the island. While I was just chilling around and had a little talk with Nina, I was so surprised that we both clicked and get along very well and I enjoyed her company too (Hi, Nin, I know you are reading this). When the night starts to evolve they are busy preparing for dinner and we had plenty of food to gobble (burp!!). Dinner ended and we stayed at the shore of the resort where we reside, unending talks, booze, unruffled music and laughs. Aaaaah.. This is life!! At around 1Am we decided to take a rest as another day awaits us in the morning.


On our 2nd day, beach time, yaaaay! It is where all of us went swimming, some did Frisbee, beach soccer, skim boarding and enjoying the vast shores of Camotes. It’s my second time to the said island but I was never so blissful and with high spirit I just had my moment enjoying the beach, detaching myself from the hassle-bustle life of the city, flaking my mind from stress and doing away with loads of work. This is the kind of break I have been longing and to that note, I would definitely go back.


I would really recommend Camotes Island, but just a hint, never go there when its summer, because you will get pissed with high volume of passengers at the port and you don’t want to misuse your time staying at the port area for 8hours right, it’s really a waste of time.


Photos will be uploaded soon.. =))




Much love,
H

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

How to Celebrate Leap Day 2012!



Happy Leap Year!

Leap years only come about once every four years. Leap year came about when the creators of the solar calendar realized we needed to add an extra day every four years to synchronize with the seasons and with the astronomical year. February 29 has become known as Leap Day. Since it only comes around every four years, here are our favorite ways to celebrate leap year and Leap Day!


Take a chace


Use this day as an excuse to do something you wouldn’t normally do. We’re not saying to park next to a windowless van or anything — just do something different. Take a different route to the mall, order a new dessert. If you don’t like it, so what? You broke a boundary!



Indulge in a cheesy romcom



Just like Valentine’s Day has, well, Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve has New Year’s Eve, leap year has — wait for it! — Leap Year.


Propose!



Or, you know, just ask that cute guy out. Irish folklore says that St. Bridget bargained with St. Patrick to allow women to propose to men every four years as a means to balance not only gender roles, but also the calendar. So chat up that cute guy in your geometry class and invite him for a slice of pizza (or, if you really want to get festive, shepherd’s pie)!

Another alternative? Put a ring on yourself. You deserve it!



XoXo,
HannahBun






Thursday, 16 February 2012

Emo Behind Pavement


If you are clinging on to one thing then all of a sudden he/she left you behind, it cripples your heart and probably would make your life miserable. I’m not sad at all I just went through my music library and spotted this song by Jennifer Love Hewitt. I can feel how this song gives bravery to someone who is truly in love and is afraid of loosing him/her especially if the other one is leaving. Gaaaaaaaa!!!

This song goes out to those who are in a lynching-relationship, I know it’s too early to post this as V-day just conceded 2 days ago and the mood is too early to be “emo”. Hehehehe..
Well, nevertheless, I love how this song was written.



Don't Throw It All Away

Maybe I don't wanna know the reason why
But lately you don't talk to me
And baby I can't see me in your eyes
I hold you near but you're so far away
And it's losing you I can't believe
To watch you leave and let this feeling die

You alone are the living thing that keeps me alive
And tomorrow if I am here without your love you know I can't survive
Only my love can raise you high above it all

Chorus:
4x Don't throw it all away our love (our love) Don't throw it all away our love
Don't throw it all away (2x)

We can take the darkness and make it full of light
Let your love flow back to me
How can you leave and let this feeling die
This happy room will be a lonely place when you are gone
And I won't even have your shoulders for the crying on
No other man's love could be as true, I'm beggin you

Chorus:
You alone are the living thing that keeps me alive
And tomorrow if I am here without you love you know I can't survive
Only my love can raise you high above it all
(so high...above it all)
Don't throw it all away our love (our love) Don't throw it all away our love (so high...above it all)
Don't throw it all away our love (our love) Don't throw it all away our love

 

Xo,
HannahZ.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Hearts Day Of Wow


Married, single, in a relationship, it’s complicated! No matter what your relationship status is, the whole world is celebrating this enormous event. Cheers to all couples who have been joyously celebrating this occasion as this mark as the merriment of love and compassion.





Spread the loooooove…




XOXO,
Hannah


Monday, 6 February 2012

Earthquake Menace



Cebu City, Philippines experienced a nerve-wracking earthquake. 11:52 Am, my location was at the old Mactan Bridge heading to the bank to make a deposit, when a wobbly upshot took place. The Cab driver thought that his car wheel was not in good shape not until boyfriend saw an SUV truck after us was shaking. Whew! We were at the top most of the bridge when it all happened; I was scared to death when it occurred, good thing boyf was there to calm me down. It was about 20 sec. of treacherous quake and I thought the world would come to an end.

When I reached Ayala to pay my Globe bill, I was frightened by the neighboring building because all of the employees are outside the building. And I got a text message from my cousin (Winchie) who worked at IT Park and they were informed to vacate the premise. There are a lot of speculations going on that there will be a tsunami that would hit Cebu and some areas in Visayas and that people in Colon area are frightened of the said hearsay, they as well evacuated and went to some high place to keep secure. I hurriedly texted my Mom who is in Butuan City, and good they are okey, I was so damn worried!

I’ am now at work when I made this, still nervous and panicky and we are still waiting for some actions from the higher management to let us go home or what.

Please pray for our safety, and wherever you are in the world, please keep safe!!

GODBLESS US ALL!


xOxO,
Hannah



Tuesday, 31 January 2012

January Boiled



Last day of work for the month of January, tomorrow, I will be facing other challenges as I will be striding February. January is much of a hassle for me as after Christmas break work is piled up and need to accomplish it right away, multi-tasking is the precise word to describe it. I’m never a quitter so with pride and respect I was able to finish it. Being optimistic is a good moral fiber to achieve your goal and whatever circumstances may bring you stand firm and stiff. That’s a true champ!


We have a Visitor from UK who arrived on Monday, and it is enforced to everybody to be at our best behavior. She is the head of the offline team where I work at, BritishTelecom basically; she is the one responsible on how our line of business works. Thanks to her because she gave us new BT lanyards which I find it pretty and attractive. Thanks, Anne.. =)


Oh well, another month to look forward to, and its love month so I’m sure this is going to be one heck of a ride.


Cheers to freakin’ February! =))




Xoxo,
Hannah

Friday, 27 January 2012

Curl Toxicity


For some grounds, I miss my Curly hair! (sigh!) the days when I don’t have to worry fixing my hair especially if I’m in a hurry for an appointment. I can just pony tail it anytime I want to or just twist it. Easy and effortless!


Having curly hair for more than a year is not much of a hassle for a busy me because I know I don’t have to be anxious about it.


Definitely, I will get back to this hairdo, sooooon.. hehehehe! =)))


XoXo,
Hannah


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Dalai Lama



Jaded at work today! I browse through the internet and check out some quotes about Karma and I get the attention of Dalai Lama. So googled it and find a lot of interesting bits and pieces about this creed (Tibetan Buddhism).


The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Mongolian word далай (dalai) meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word bla-ma (with a silent "b") meaning "teacher".[1] According to the current Dalai Lama, the Tibetan word "lama" corresponds precisely to the better known Sanskrit word "guru". Traditionally, the Dalai Lama is thought of as the latest reincarnation of a series of spiritual leaders who have chosen to be reborn in order to enlighten others. The Dalai Lama is often thought to be the leader of the Gelug School, but this position belongs officially to the Ganden Tripa, which is a temporary position appointed by the Dalai Lama who, in practice, exerts much influence. The line of Dalai Lamas began as a lineage of spiritual teachers; the 5th Dalai Lama assumed political authority over Tibet.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalai_Lama

14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
"If it was possible to become free of negative emotions by a riskless
implementation of an electrode - without impairing intelligence and
the critical mind - I would be the first patient."
Dalai Lama (Society for Neuroscience Congress, Nov. 2005)


Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Dondrub,[2] 6 July 1935) is the 14th and current Dalai Lama. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet. Tibetans traditionally believe him to be the reincarnation of his predecessors and a manifestation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion. He was only formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama on 17 November 1950, at the age of 15. He inherited control over a government controlling an area roughly corresponding to the Tibet Autonomous Region just as the nascent People's Republic of China wished to reassert central control over it.



Here is some of Dalai Lama’s passage that will surely give you a jolt.

1. Delusions are states of mind which, when they arise within our mental continuum, leave us disturbed, confused and unhappy. Therefore, those states of mind which delude or afflict us are called 'delusions.'
2. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
3. When you lose, do not lose the lesson.
4. Happiness is not something ready made. It is comes from your own actions.
5. Follow the 3 RES. RESpect for others. RESpect for yourself. RESponsibility for all your actions.
6. If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
7. Sometimes not getting what you want is an amazing stroke of luck.
8. Always learn the rules so you can break them properly.
9. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
10. Do not let a small dispute injure a great relationship.
11. Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
12. When you realize you have made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
13. Spend some amount of time alone everyday.
14. Open yourself to change, but do not let go of your values.
15. With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
16. Remember that silence can sometimes be the best answer.
17. Live a good and honorable life. Then, when you are older you can look back and enjoy it a second time.
18. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for a great life.
19. In disagreements with loved ones, only deal with the present. Do not bring up the past.
20. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
21. The best relationship is one which your love for each other exceeds your need for one another.
23. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to achieve it.
24. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
25. All major religious traditions carry basically the same message; that is love, compassion, and forgiveness are the important things that should be part of our daily lives.


I’m born Catholic and I am so please reading some brief facts of this religious crowd. We may have a lot of imperfections and flaws and naively we sometimes impair others lives. We are aware that the world will come to an end, we hope and pray that we will go to a place where we do not feel miserable, we don’t acquire sadness, obtain distress or even feel hurt. Surely, it is our faith that will take us there.


XOXO,
H




Friday, 20 January 2012

Tax Rebate


A tax refund or tax rebate is a refund on taxes when the tax liability is less than the taxes paid. Taxpayers can often get a tax refund on their income tax if the tax they owe is less than the sum of the total amount of the withholding taxes and estimated taxes that they paid, plus the refundable tax credits that they claim. (Tax refunds are money given back at the end of the financial year.)


Everybody at work today is super energized as we are all getting our tax refund. It’s one of the superfluous pay that we are looking forward aside from our 13th month disburse and cash conversion of sick leaves (I have 5!) which will be given this March.. yayyy!
Before, whenever I get extra extra money, I usually spent it with gadget and clothes and stuff, but nowadays it’s more different. I have been thinking on what to buy for the improvement of our house, or something for the up-coming wedding. Am I a full-grown now? Geeeeezz!

Anyhow, I feel that I am now a change person, basically when it comes to spending habit. Now, I’m more of a shrewd consumer and makes sure to purchase things that are more essential to my source of revenue. In one point or another it makes me feel mature now as I have altered my perception in life.


GTG, Got a lot of work to do.. enjoy your weekend!


XoXo,
Hannah




Tuesday, 17 January 2012

UGLY GIRL


Last Friday, I glued myself to Killer Bee’s Friday madness; my Friday would not be complete if I don't listen to them, they make me sick. Especially every Friday they play nothing but the best songs back from the 90’s and since a part of me is from that generation, believe me, you just want to stick your ears to the amp listening to them.

I was stuck with this track Ugly Girl, the song may seem inedible but for me its one of the greatest aside from the fact that I’m a fan of this talented singer-songwriter and pianist, FIONA APPLE.

Here goes the lyrics..

When I saw you at the grocery store
You were sharin a shopping cart with her
And I couldn’t turn and run away
I didn’t know what to say

You introduced us for the first time
And I had to look her in the eye
But you could not have imagined my surprise
Can’t you see?
You’re leaving me...
For an ugly girl

Does she talk about politics?
And all that stuff that used to makes me sick
Does she smoke cigars and stay up late
Oh she’s so great

Does she tell you what you want to hear?
And I bet she could grow a beard
I feel better thinking you were queer
It’s not fair
I can’t compare...

To an ugly girl
To an ugly girl
Lalalalalala lalalalalalala lalalalalalalala
Lalalalalalala
Lalalalalalalala
Lalalalalala

Hahaha, haha the joke's on me
I feel jealous and I feel mean
She’s so nice,That it makes up for her face
There’s no way,
do you have to keep your eyes closed
Do you have to keep the lights down low?
Oh I bet you wish you had a blind fold
can't you see,
you’re leaving me...

For an ugly girl
For an ugly girl
She’s an ugly girl
A real ugly girl
Lalalalalalala lalalalalala lalalalalala lalalalalalala
She’s an ugly girl
An ugly girl ahh huhhh



This song I would say is way too harsh but nonetheless it is on my playlist. Hope you will listen to it too..

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XO,
Hannah


Monday, 16 January 2012

all time crush



filmaker Diego Bunuel, grandson of the film director Luis Bunuel

Imagine yourself being with this guy on a magnificent island, you go swim together, star gazing and dine together on a cold evening… aaaahhh!! Just mind's eyeing. Meet my all-time-crush, Diego Buñuel, National Geographic channels host, Don’t Tell my Mother. Diego is a French film-maker born in 1975.





Diego received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, majoring in journalism, minoring in politics, and then interned for various newspapers such as the Times Picayune in New Orleans, the San Francisco Examiner, the Saint Louis Post Dispatch, the Miami Herald and the Chicago Tribune before going to work for the Sun Sentinel as lead crime reporter.

For the past ten years Diego Buñuel has been a foreign correspondent for French Television covering all kinds of countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, or the Congo. Every time he left for one of his stories, he would tell his production crew in the Paris office, "Don't tell my mother I am in Colombia, it makes her really nervous." After a few years of traveling repeatedly, Diego realized that the international news coverage, of which he was part of, only focused on the worst headlines possible. So Diego embarked on a rather unusual effort; to talk about countries that make headlines, but instead of focusing on the same three basic stories, he extended the reach of his eye to look at a more subtle vision of these countries, full of culture, people, interests that rise high above the daily news reports.


Diego Bunuel


Diego, on the show, comments: Travelling is my passion - I'm fascinated by the remarkable stories every country has to offer. It was this desire that led me to travel the world - to Pakistan, Venezuela, Iraq and more - looking for stories and meeting fascinating people along the way. It was a great trip, sometimes travelling to dangerous places, which is why I never told my mother where I was when travelling.

There you go, a sneak-peak of my all time crush. You can still catch him at national geographic channel. Now, share to me who your crushes are?
Happy Monday y’all!




Saturday, 14 January 2012

tattoo pics =)


As promised on my previews post, here are the pictures of my new tattoo.
 
photo credits (Ian Cabrido)




just sharing.. hope you like it!



XO,
Hannah



Friday, 13 January 2012

One beat, One dance, One vision


After Christmas and New Year’s happening, another event is enormously celebrated by all CEBUANOS, yes.. I am talking about Sinulog. It is celebrated every 3rd Sunday of January. The festival features a street parade with participants in bright colored costumes dancing to the rhythm of drums, trumpets and native gongs, smaller versions of the festival are held in various parts of the province, also to celebrate and honor the Santo Niño.

Here are some of the highlights of the said festivity.

Novena Mass - Cebuanos and devotees will be executing 9 successive days of prayers, also known as the Novena, in celebration and thanksgiving to Señor Santo Niño.


Solemn Processon - A lot of Cebuanos are devotees of Sr. Sto. Niño, the procession kicked in on the day before the feast at 1:00Pm, image of Sto. Niño will be shown-off to some of the streets in Cebu.
Christians flock to Cebu for annual Sinulog Festival by Catherine Pablico 

Fluvial Procession - The day before the parade, the Fluvial Procession is held at dawn with a statue of the Santo Niño carried on a pump boat from Mandaue City to Cebu City, decked with hundreds of flowers and candles. The procession ends at the Basilica where a re-enactment of the Christianizing (that is, the acceptance of Roman Catholicism) of Cebu is performed. In the afternoon, a more solemn procession takes place along the major streets of the city, which last for hours due to large crowd participating in the event.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinulog_festival

Sinulog Festival Queen - Each year, the female lead dancers of every contingent aspire to be recognized for their beauty and grace in Cebu's most majestic merriment.





















 
Street Dancing - This gives everyone a chance to see every contingent as they will flaunt their best costumes and dances with their festival queen carrying the image of Sto. Niño. Along with them are floats from different bureaus, organizations and agencies.

Sinulog Dance Competition - The competition takes place on the feast day, this time they will show off their very best as they compete with other contestant.  It will be held at Abellana Sports Complex. 

Fireworks Display - Gives color in the vast sky, this is also the best time for the family to bond together and check out the colorful fireworks display. This is my favorite!


 

Sinulog guidelines and tips:

1. Check your Outfit
Never top yourself with long-sleeved polos or thick cotton shirts which for sure give you a hassle way of moving around. Wear thin shirts – white tee will do.Don’t wear jeans! Shorts but not too short shorts will give you ease in walking and for sure, your body can freely breathe out. No, no to heavy type shoes, espadrilles are good! If you like, wear flip-flops or any slippers that fit the festivity.Lastly, do not wear jeweleries. Leave all your shining borloloys at home. Be simple!


2. What to Bring?
A backpack which is not too big or small is cool. Just bring finger foods for snacks, enough water for oneself to be well hydrated and of course money put in a coin purse – not in a bulgy wallet! We are there to enjoy, not attracting pickpocketers and other evil forces around us. Note that foods, drinks and other stuff will get higher on that day, so better prepare and bring your own.Prepare extra t-shirt and a face towel. We never predict what could be the weather, so be prepared.


3. Where to go? Prepare your Sinulog Map!
Know your destination during the Sinulog festival! You cannot travel and visit all the beautiful places in town, just choose where to go and stick to it. In this way, you won’t be adding to the number of devotees who actually don’t have plans where exactly to go as a result, adding pressure to a heavier traffic not caused by transportations but of those people. Check the list of Sinulog Events and decide prior or before the day.


4. Be with a Company
Don’t go alone. Sinulog can be enjoyed with lots of company, as a commercial saying goes the Many-er, the merrier!


See you all in the street, VIVA PIT SENYOR!!!!


XO,
HannahBun