Haw Flakes

Thursday, August 23, 2012

You know how it is when you suddenly look for one thing that existed in your childhood? That’s what I felt when I started craving haw flakes weeks ago. I always ask Ane to buy me from the grocery but he would tell me he could not find any among the racks. So when we went with him for the weekly grocery on Monday and I insisted on passing by the candies aisle. Instead of the old school rolled in paper Haw Flakes, I found this not on the candy aisle but the preserves aisle:


It is not exactly what I was looking for but my craving taste buds were satisfied, for now. And funny how I realized that haw flakes come from the fruit Haw of the Hawthorne tree (yes, I googled!). I just learned that now and never bothered before to know where the flakes come from! There is really something new to learn everyday, huh?

Jewelry Wish list

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Last month, I added a Pandora bracelet to my jewelry wish list. I told Ane that if he can’t think of anything to give me aside from gadgets, I would really appreciate some pieces of jewelry. Now I am adding this sterling silver bracelet (a bangle actually) to my list!


Nice huh? But for the price listed in the net, I think Ane will tell me to keep it first as one of my wishes because we can’t afford it for now. LOL!

Sad Day

Yesterday was a sad day for the country. Sec. Jesse was finally found, lifeless inside the ruined aircraft. His body was found 800meters from the shoreline and 180feet below. The bodies of the pilots were also found but were not easily retrieved. And now it is final that the good Secretary have returned home to his Creator. The Philippines just lost another humble and honest man. I wish other politicians can live his legacy. RIP Sir.

Storage Space

I saw this kitchen with oak cabinets and I remembered the thought I posted in FB a few weeks back:


So I was thinking about our future home and I posted in FB if I really would like to have lots and lots of storage space when we build our home. See, we’ve changed houses three times in the last ten years (we’re renting in the big city) and I always always wish we have more storage space to stow our stuff in. Then it dawned on me that maybe we don’t need so much space. Maybe we need to purge our stuff at least every three months? It has something to do with my attitude: out of sight, out of mind. I tend to keep things in bags and cabinets for “checking later when there’s more time” and the “later” almost always never come. So those things become useless or turn into trash in the long run, when I could have thrown them out or given away from the beginning. You get my drift? I think I don’t need extra cabinets because they will just give me reason to procrastinate. What I need is functional and enough storage, that which I can manage and keep clutter-free all the time.

Prayers for Secretary Robredo and 2 others

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Yesterday afternoon, news broke out that a small private plane crashed in Masbate seas after its engine failed. The trip from Cebu was supposed to land in Naga but the pilot requested for an emergency landing in Masbate airport. The plane carried DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo, his aide Jun Abrazado and pilots Capt. Jessup Bahinting and Kshitiz Chand (Nepalese co-pilot ). To date, only his aide survived. Sec. Robredo and the pilots are still missing. President Noy Aquino have ordered full force search and rescue operations and he is personally overlooking it in Masbate.

Let us all pray for the secretary and the pilots that they may be found safe.


Wednesday, August 08, 2012

We don’t even have typhoon. It is just a monsoon or habagat in Filipino. Yet thousands are currently suffering. The amount of rain already surpassed that of Ondoy’s. It was a devastating time then, even more heartbreaking now. It doesn’t help that the weather has been bipolar for the last couple of weeks too. A lot of people have not recovered yet from typhoon Gener, so this monsoon isn’t welcome at all.

Please continue praying for the affected families as well as the rescue workers.

Credit where credit is due

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Yesterday, one local news bureau called the attention of a reporter (R1) from another station. It came after the said reporter reposted an image from the Instagram account of the local news bureau’s reporter (R2). The bureau simply said that the photo is owned by R2. R1 replied, seemingly defensive, saying that she thought social media equals sharing and that she just wanted the people to be informed of the situation. She even offered to delete it.

My thoughts: R1 shouldn’t have been to defensive about it. Maybe the bureau just wanted to tell her to give credit where credit is due. I looked at both posts and R1 indeed did not give credit to R2. Fine, social media just made it so much easier just swipe someone else’s work but giving credit wouldn’t even take more than 2 minutes so why not credit the person for his/her work. In the end, it boils down to one thing: respect.


Look what Typhoon Gener did and is doing to my hometown.

photo credit Jeztner Sta. Ana

This shot was already at one of the highest areas of the town and look, they need boats to get by! Almost all homes are submerged in flood water and it is not helping that the tide is high too (Obando is located by the Manila Bay). It is not unusual for furniture, appliances and even patio cushions and cars to be elevated. You gotta save what can be saved. Our area is kind of spared because the water has not entered our house yet but they are ready to raise some stuff if need be. I called my Dad and he said they’re okay. He’s more worried about those who are not so lucky. I think he feels helpless that he can’t help them. I told him to not think too much about it because in reality, he is in the same predicament as the others. I am more worried about the elderly and the kids. I just hope some relief goods reach the families as I heard they are getting hungry already.

Let us all pray for the victims of Gener.


photo credit Jeztner Sta. Ana