Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Reasons to stay young :)

Are you afraid of talking about your age? Let me rephrase this, do you feel uncomfortable discussing about how many birthdays you have celebrated? I guess some people are not too keen about sharing their birthdays with others. I've been doing a little bit of searching here and there and everywhere with the help of Dr. Google and here's what I have discovered.

Why do people want to stay young?

1. Trying to stay young allows some people the perception that they have more time to live.
2. Aging takes the physical abilities such as doing sports away from you.
3. Wrinkle phobia.
4. All the wonderful things in life could only be experienced when you are young.
5. Loss of energy, failing eyesight & hearing, sagging flesh, graying hair and balding are NOT fun.

So far that's what I have in this list. Do you have any to add to this list? Please share it :) By the way, this goes out to whom it may concern. Check this out at

Cool iSweep Panorama mode in Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

I love the iSweep panorama mode in this new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7. With this mode you are able to take wide angle pictures just by sweeping the camera from side to side. Not quite sure what I'm talking about? Check out the commercial done by Taylor Swift in youtube. I'm sure it'll give you a clear picture of what this camera is capable of doing.

Month of pink

This month is exclusively pink's month! I can think of a number of things that I own which is seriously pink! I don't really have the exact or accurate explanation for this pink fever, all I know is 'it is so me' to be wearing or owning pink stuff. Who knows, probably my hubby too, is confused of this strange craving for pink colors. Anyway, he never complains a bit. That's why I so like about him :) Talking about craving, for those of you who are in need of natural diet supplements, please do check this product out by visiting the link that I've provided! Thanks.

Monday, April 26, 2010


image taken from here.
Hobbit and I is hooked up on GLEE. We didn't plan to watch it at the first place but just because one Saturday evening we got super bored of movies and tvs, we decided to start on another English series and it turned out to be entertaining. There's a likeable high-school teacher, Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), mean and inconsiderate cheer leading coach, handsome quarterback Finn Hudson (Corry Monteith), the geek singer Emma (Jayma Mays) and other characters that just makes GLEE a mishmash genre suitable for the not-so-young extenze and adult us.

City Disrupted

It has been a week now and Central World is still closed. One thing I really need from that place right now is my usual acne face wash and that is the only place I could get them. I wonder how is the situation today. It has almost been a month long that the reds are gathered around Radjaprasong Intersection and it has really affected businesses around that area. Just last week I went crazy looking for money changer. There is no place like what we call "the black market" in Pratunam where the rate offered is always better than anywhere else in Bangkok. Since the place is not accessible, I had to literally stop on several BTS station to get change since most of them don't sell foreign money except buying. Thank God for one money changer at the ground floor in MBK. They had just enough currency for me to exchange with Baht and even this place has limited foreign currency! Gah!

Cutest Patchwork Volkswagen Beetle

I was browsing through fashionation blog and came across this cutest-looking ever Volkswagen Beetle. Thanks for sharing Stephie. You don't know how much my eyes lighted up when I saw this post! According to her, this Volkswagen Beetle is covered entirely in a patchwork of handmade vintage fabric from the Middle East. It is part of the Milan Design Week 2010 exhibitions.*_*
As much as I love patchwork stuff regardless of what, I have never come across a patchwork car! I am gonna put this on my wish list that buy a vintage British Leyland Mini 1000 (Mr. Bean's car) and cover it with patchwork something like this Volkswagen Beetle! It would be awesome, if this dream comes true!!! ^_*

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Blissful Day

I finally took my gum stitches out today. It has been two weeks since I took out my wisdom tooth and I thank God that I didn't have to go through serious down time like what others who had their WT taken out experienced. I can say it was a pleasant journey. Today the doctor told me that the wound is healing fast and well. However, I have to get used to the fact that there will always be a hole right behind my tooth 47 and food might sit there for quite sometime until I gargle or brush. As long as I don't feel any irritation, I am fine with it.

The picture above was taken on our way up to Saraburi on April 11, 2010. Little did I know that Bangkok actually has beautiful villages nearby. After we get our Ferrari parts intact, Hobbit and I promised to visit this village again. This place has lots of beautiful scene that made me want to do a wedding shoot there! Blissful evening drive...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

GMAT Course Preparation

Anyone reading this blog is interested to take gmat prep courses? Well, if you are, then click on the link to get more information about this course. I went through the website very quickly and found that their course features live, interactive instruction by qualified instructors. You work at your own pace and that you get the best GMAT prep from the comfort of your workplace, home, and anywhere as long as you have internet access. Once you enroll, you will have access to thousands of practice tests that are almost similar to the real ones and they also provide video help whenever you're stuck with certain questions. You can first try it for free and see how it would help you and enroll whenever you are ready. Give it a try if you are interested. :)

Primo Posto Fun

After our Kanchanaburi trip, we visited Primo Posto with the Lampadans, Clare and Daron. This was our second time to visit this place. I remember the first time we visited was July last year with Alvin and Grace. One of us thought that it was nice to have a wedding there and you don't even need wedding decorations. Beautiful building and landscape.

This time we visit was for the ice cream. The entrance fee was 55 Baht and you get a coupon in exchange for an ice cream flavor or your choice. I got the nutella flavor and it was heavenly. :) Perhaps I'll let some of the pictures explain the good time we had there.

After Two Years

It has been two years since the last time I see her.

I was surprised to receive her call a week before the Songkran holiday started. We talked and all of a sudden she told me that she was coming. She used to come during Songkran break just in time for my birthday and I recall many fun birthdays she and the Lampadans celebrated for me. This year, she is here for a meeting but she said that she is coming a week earlier as so to be able to catch another birthday celebration. We sure did celebrate another one together! :)

On April 09, 2010 we drove past the bustling Songkran traffic jam all the way to the airport to see her. The moment she appeared right in front of us at the airport I thought wow! She looked good. As how she is known for, she joked and said that she went on the ellipticals a thousand times to achieve that! Haha! Well, after dinner she left with the Lampadans to AIU and we made plans to meet during the holiday week.

On April 11, 2010 we drove through beautiful villagers that brought us all the way to Saraburi and to AIU. The traffic was still crazy and it took us about 3 hours drive up. We were supposed to go out to celebrate but it was kinda late and so the four of us including Chrystal and her decided to have our favorite beef balls noodles at the food market in Muak Lek.
Birthday cake. Hey, I'm three.

My family friend.

The next day before Hobbit and I left for Kanchanaburi, we went to Diary Home for ice-cream and cake to celebrate and had a good time. I love the free cups. Order an ice-cream for about 55B-60B and get two scoops of ice-cream in a cute cup and later on exchange the cup you have used to the cup of your choice at the counter. Great business strategy.

We have been having good times with her for a week now and tomorrow she is going to attend her meeting. We don't know when will be her next visit but surely if God is willing, we will meet again Sarawak I hope! :)
Here's Clare! :)

Red Clappers

I found this on ebay.
Anyone interested to buy red shirt's clappers? My student told me that it cost about 10baht to 20 baht to buy one at the protest site. Well, I see that nobody is interested even at $0.01. Looks cute with a heart shape in the middle though! :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Goodbye Wisdom Tooth

It was a year ago that the doctor asked me to take out my lower right wisdom tooth because it was greatly affecting tooth 47 which is next to it. I had one taken off 5 years ago and I didn't want to experience the same thing yet again. Not too soon, it is not affecting me anyway, so I thought.

Two weeks ago, on Thursday, I went back to the same jovial doctor, Dr. Anucha. He is such a nice, polite doctor. I came and wanted to fix some broken fillings. He went through my fillings and managed to fix one of the broken one but couldn't fix tooth 47. Reason given was my wisdom. This time he got serious and meant it that the following Thursday I come for extraction. He prepared me for the worst. Telling my other friends about the many butterflies in my stomach, they prepared me for the worst too! I thought the last time I did mine it wasn't too bad but those who went through the same thing, related painful experiences.

Thursday April 08, 2010 came. I kept myself busy in school and tried to complete as much as I could. None of my future looked beyond today because whenever 3pm (my appointment time) stroke in mind, I just couldn't imagine my suffering after the process.

At 2:30pm, I rushed and ate my lunch-dinner. Then quickly took a taxi to the dental clinic. Without wasting any time, I sat on the dental chair, and the process began. First it was the injection, spitting on the stone sink, then everything went numb on my right cheek. Soon it was drill, pull, drill, pull and more drilling and pulling. The last process was stitching. I let my mind focus on prayers the first 2 hours and when the process was unbearable, my whole body shook in pain. I was moving a lot. Finally after 3 hours and 15 minutes, it all came to an end. Just like my night mares were over at last. Not yet.

The doctor explained that he had a hard time extracting my tooth. Since my wisdom tooth was growing sideways, burried inside the flesh, and the roots sitting close to my jaw, he had to break the tooth into four parts which explained the countless drilling and pulling. I paid for my fees and meds for 4400B, got advice on the dos and don'ts, and left for home.

As soon as the anesthetic was gone, I felt the pain and it was horrible that I cried till the pain killer pills started to work. Surprisingly the next day, I was all well and eating. Even had a feast at the airport when we sent Chervie off and meet Clare! The doctor called to see how I was doing, I was impressed. Never had a dentist called to see how I am doing, one rare doctor indeed! :)

God answered our prayers. I was well off too soon that none of those who went through the pain could imagine how. :)

Dark Saturday

I woke up at 5:30am this morning since I went to bed extra early the night before. I felt my jaw started to hurt and I thought I am in for some more pain killers but before that I had to eat. So I woke Hobbit up and thankfully he said he had prepared food for me since last night and when breakfast came, it was extra special. Hmm...I forgot what day was today. 5:30am and thinking...Ahh! Someone has a birthday! So I ate a whole piece of salmon cut teriyaki style with some yummy garlic bread.

While munching, I turned on my turned to tweeter to get updates on the overnight clash of the red shirts vs. army soldiers. 11 people reported dead and later the number came up to 18 and the numbers included 4 soldiers, a Japanese journalist and the red shirts. Apart from this, more than 800 people were injured. For a second I thought, what a deja-vu. Last year on my birthday, it was all about clash between the yellow shirts and the armies. What is to look forward of Thailand on my next coming birthday??
picture courtesy of The Reuters
Hiro Muramoto, a 43-year-old Japanese, was pulse-less when they took him to Klang Hospital after he got shot in the chest. He had worked for Reuters in Tokyo for more than 15 years. He left behind a wife and two children.

How sad. Being a journalist is one tough job. I thought of this career once but thinking that I can hardly survive in dangerous zones, a teacher is sufficient since our safety at work is almost as important as the students. If danger strikes, no school! :)

I hope the last night's massacre ends there because the city is literally crippled by the political situation here right now. And please make the shopping malls alive once again. Let's check auto insurance quotes. I really need to go shopping! :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

2010's Songkran Holiday Starts Today...

...for me.

It's Songkran holiday once again and I get to start one day earlier since today I am out of school to comply with my doctor's request. It's about my wisdom tooth and I will talk about it more later on. Small talk on about the weather, it is definitely still hot! I can't stay in the house without my aircond on. I guess I am too pampered in school. Someone told me of their workplace where aircond is not part of their daily vocabulary in school because they hardly have one. Makes me feel really guilty but hey myself, since it is provided...might as well use it and deal with the none when you have to. Ahh, sounds selfish but nah...

I am going to the airport in a while to see a good friend. She is going to AIU first thing when she arrives today. Nevertheless, I am still going to see her since we could only really hang out on Wednesday when she comes and stay with us. I wonder how many road blocks we have to go through on the way to the airport. The reds are still having fun out there and heard that today their rally would be joined by even a bigger group of people that comes all the way from the provinces nearby. Most of my friends who planned to come for shopping reasons were really mad about the rally because they don't feel safe traveling around Bangkok if the situation is like this. Peaceful rally but hindering people from living their normal life to the fullest. My hate for their disturbance is equal to how I hate writing about another weight loss supplements post here. Why can't I get other key words?? Haish!@#

Horsetail Firefall

I got this photo from todayandtomorrow. According to the author, this photo was made by Rob Kroenert on February 18th 2010 in the Yosemite National Park. The Horsetail Falls turn golden around sunset around the month of February every year. Beautiful isn't? :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Meaningful Connection

I'm trying to pick up from where I last left. Life has been a bowl of potpourri, fervid yet good. Two Sabbaths ago, Hobbit and I enjoyed visiting a friend and her family. We went picnic at Symbol LS2208 King's park in the evening and got ourselves into deep conversations that we totally forgot about time and had the guards blew his whistle at us to leave the place. The conversation that we had was an eye opener for me and I could say it made a big difference in some aspects of my life today. Makes me think, we often meet people from different walks of life, what brought us together? Was it work? school? similarities? coincidence? Well, Hobbit and I got connected to this lady in a totally different angle all over again given the fact that we knew each other before. Two different introduction altogether and Hobbit and I are really glad that God had let our path cross for reasons He only knows.
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