Wednesday, June 27, 2007


was tagged by Mindy, Lelila and Jengkie... finally, my reply!

(Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!)

A - Age: 40 years and 4 months old

B - Band Listening To Right Now: none
C - Career: I’m a medical doctor specializing in Radiology
D - Drink or Smoke: neither... bad for your health!
E - Easiest Friends To Talk To: Cecile and Nannette, my kumares
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: bears
H - Have a Boyfriend: ex. hubby ko na sha ngayon eh.
I - In love: every waking moment
J - Junk Food You Like: Jack n Jill Potato Chips, BBQ flavor
L - Longest Ride Ever: cross country from west to east coast, on a mazda two seater with my mom and cousin! i was in the small space in the back... 3 days and 4 nights!
N - Names For Your Future Kids: Ramon IV... still hoping...
O - One Wish You Have Now: good health for all, really. seriously.
P - Phobias: cockroach! as in ipis!
Q - Favorite Quote: can't think of one rght now...
R - Reasons To Smile: a good life
S - Sleeping Hours: 3 am to 7 am. insomniac ba!
T - Time You Woke Up: 7:00 am
U - Unknown Fact About You: will remain unknown, haha...
V - Vegetable You Hate: okra
W -Worst Habit: addicted to surfing on net
X - X-rays You’ve Had: almost 10 years ago before i went into residency at PGH
Y - Yummy Foods: chocolates, steaks, anything grilled
Z - Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Seven things about me

  • i'm a flickr addict
  • i love surfing
  • photography is my passion
  • i love 24 and Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives
  • i am a cheapskate
  • i don't like digitally edited photos
  • my husband is my life. he makes my world go round.

  • who to tag next? isip pa ako ulit...

    Tuesday, June 26, 2007


    Every cent counts, doesn't it?

    I found this in National Bookstore. It was something new to me so I looked a little closer to check it out. And then I thought, I think I needed one so I bought it. It was really cheap, anyway.

    And was I glad that I did! I used to be such a mess when it comes to my coins. I leave them anywhere in the house, on the table, on the computer table, on my dresser, on top of the refrigerator... anywhere!

    I had fun arranging my coins on the Isicoin the first time! It is nice to see how every single Philippine cent has its own groove and fits inside perfectly!

    What is even great, the Isicoin easily shows me how much coins I already have, just by the labels! Each groove that you fill up amounts to exactly as the label says! The coins fit perfectly to a tee!

    It is really a neat way of piling your coins! Now, I can use my coins to pay my toll fees, my parking fees and service tips. It is so easy to bundle them up now.

    Thanks to Isicoin, my coins have never been more organized!

    Friday, June 22, 2007


    It was quite a surprise for me to find out that Goodah!!! is still very much around after all these years. What started out as a goto-han is now your regular out-doorsy diner with that all familiar red and white chairs and tables.

    We passed by this branch along Dona Soledad Avenue inside Better Living Subdivision here in Paranaque.

    There is still that counter for those who choose to dine while sitting on those red stools.

    There is ample space for parking.

    Their tapsilog remains to be my favorite (and Suu's too).

    Mon had their jumbo plate which is like a sampler of the different items on the menu.. the embutido, tapa & tocino with the egg and fried rice.

    It is good to see that somehow, there are still all-pinoy businesses in the country that are surviving and thriving.

    Tangkilikin ang sariling atin!

    Sunday, June 17, 2007

    KopiRoti Bun

    I am not a coffee drinker. I never was. I get my daily boost of caffeine from Coca Cola Mon and I are addicted to. (We consume no less than 10 1.5L bottles of Coke in a week, believe it or not!).
    So I wasn't expecting anything from KopiRoti cafe when I went in at their branch at the Manila International Airport a couple of nights ago.

    The place was tidy and cozy. A lot better than having to wait at the main lounge of the arrival area of MIA staring blankly at the TV monitors hoping to see the familiar face of the person you're picking up.

    I ordered my bottled water and studied their menu. The girl at the counter saw the opportunity and talked me into trying out their bestseller, the KopiRoti bun for only P35. a piece. I thought, why not. So I ordered one.

    It looked pretty dull when I pulled it out of the bag. But it was feshly baked though and smelled really good.

    It was cut into four equal parts so Mon and I had two apiece. Surprisingly, the bun was really good! I enjoyed that it was crusty and toasted on the outside while fluffy and soft on the inside filled with just the right amount of light butter! I can only imagine how this would go perfectly well with a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee. It did with my Coke Light. I'll definitely try this again.

    Saturday, June 16, 2007


    Everyone brags about having the best dad in the world.... about how responsible their dad is... about how good a provider he is... about how great a disciplinarian he is... about how cool he can be... and just about how much of a friend he has become to his children.

    Yes, everyone brags about having the best dad in the world. I do too. Because my dad really is.

    I love you, Dad. I probably haven't said this to you before. But I do. And I know that you know that. And it is not just because you have been that responsible dad, the great disciplinarian, the cool friend that you are.... but also because you have that unbelievable selflessness and compassion in your heart that makes you a cut above the rest. You are in your own league, dad. Happy Father's Day!

    Friday, June 15, 2007

    Philippine Air Force Museum

    (opening this July)

    I went to Villamor Airbase with Rui last week to visit the Philippine Air Force Museum. I had a chance to visit it last 2004 and learned that it was slated to transfer to a new site soon. I was hoping to see it in its new site but much to my and Rui's disappointment, the Museum is not set to open until July. I would just have to make a note in my calendar then and make another trip next month.

    (old sign of the Museum)

    But the day didn't turn out bad. Not the least. I had a blast shooting away at these "retired" aircrafts right by the Museum. I have never seen these many aircrafts all in one place at the same time this up close! It was dizzying and dazzling!

    This was the only aircraft that I didn't have a hard time remembering because this was used as the Presidential plane from the 70's to the mid 80's. I am proud to say that I was able to go up and in this plane that afternoon.

    It was being used as the temporary office for the museum, so that was where I had to ask permission to take pictures of these flying machines! So, in I went! Yey! I was aboard our own Air Force One!

    This is the statue of Colonel Jesus Antonio Villamor. The base, formerly named Nichols Airbase, was named after him, in honor of his patriotism and his bravery as a pilot and an intelligence officer. Read more about him here.

    I'm looking forward to the completion of the Philippine Air Force Museum come July. Thanks to Mr. Raymond Donesa, who was supervising the entire project, for being gracious enough to walk me through inside the museum that afternoon amidst all the construction being done. And judging from the amount of work and all the that's being put into it, I am sure the PAF Musuem would be a must-see come July. I can't wait.


    Wednesday, June 13, 2007

    Max's ... Jufran no more???

    We had a late dinner at Max's the other night and we were surpised to be served this bottle of ketchup! For decades, I have enjoyed my Max's fried chicken slathered with the tangy sweet Jufran ketchup. They blended perfectly.

    Has Max's ditched Jufran ketchup? Or is it the other way around? We didn't ask anymore. We just ate. It was the same old fried chicken goodness we have always loved anyway.

    Sunday, June 10, 2007

    Pizza Hut Delivery

    Rui and I checked this Pizza Hut's Take Out and Delivery outlet for some snacks which was a stone's throw away from where I work and was surprised to find that it is a mini diner too.

    A small counter manned by just one person greeted us when we walked in.

    There was a mini bar to one side of the diner that can sit 4 people.

    I have been wanting to get one of these black umbrellas that are always on sale at the outlets.

    The diner still primarily offers delivery service of their products, phoned in from the 911-11-11 trunklineand dispatched in these motorbikes.

    It is amusing how the delivery services from different fastfood chains offer different promos to entice more customers such as: free soda if order comes late, special discounts if order comes late, money back if order comes late. I however would much prefer that my order comes on time to getting these discounts.

    It was a little too much for Rui to take in. There was just a lot on the menu.

    I give credit to the brainstormers of Pizza Hut Inc. for coming up not just with the very catchy and intersting names for their new pizzas such as Cheezy Volcano, Cheesy Pops etc. but also for all these new pizza ideas such as stuffed crust, double and triple sausage stuffed, cheesy pop pull outs etc. Good thing they are as dee-lish as they sound.

    Pizza Hut seems to have broadened their menu and now offers rice topping meals, pasta dishes, soups, desserts and salads! There was a lot to try for Rui and me but we settled for spaghetti and the new one on the list, their Roasted chicken.

    Pizza hut continues to attract diners everywhere. Maybe it is because they are affordable, or maybe because their food tastes good. And still, maybe, it is because they are everywhere.