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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My Contribution on ALS Awareness

I am so sorry for automatically dismissing the idea of getting soaked on Ice Water because I am chronic urticaria on cold. I will get hives or worse, an anaphylactic shock once again. But I am in total support on promoting ALS Awareness.

So what is ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)?

It is a disease also known for the following names: 
  • Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
  • Charcot Disease
  • Lou Gehrig's Disease
It is a neurodegenerative disease with various causes and is characterized by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness due to muscular atrophy, and difficulty in speaking, swallowing, and breathing. ALS is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases.

Among the signs and symptoms of the disease are:
  • Muscle weakness and atrophy throughout the body due to the degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons
  • Losing the ability to initiate and control all voluntary movement
Now what got me thinking is that, how has Stephen Hawking lived to 70s with ALS?

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Here is an interesting article about it: CLICK ME

So please, donate to your chosen ALS awareness organization and get everyone to understand this disease. Let's help in finding the cure!

Distance

I spoke with someone today, someone who used to be one of the special people in my life. I realized how distant she's become, the conversation was really awkward and cold.

People drift away and the only people who are meant to last are the ones who really cared enough. I feel so saddened by this realization because if this is true, then no one really cared but Joanne and Gladys (#lol). I thank my friends Ina and Steff for not losing touch. They make you feel loved and important and cared about. These people make distance seemed immaterial.

We have to love and care about our friends. These are seeds we plant that needed cultivation and nurturing. Otherwise, they will wither and die.

Monday, August 11, 2014

My Top 10 Movie Picks

I was tagged by Faye to do this lil’ meme on my ten favorite movies of all time, at first, I found the challenge to be so easy (not challenging at all) but now that I am starting to think about it, boy it is difficult! She specifically told me that this doesn’t have to be in any order, like it makes it any easier, duh!

  1. With Honors – Sometimes, the basis of me actually liking a certain movie and putting it on a pedestal is how hard the movie’s made me cry. Well, this one is a total tearjerker at least if you’re someone who is likely to cry because of #DongYan engagement. Well, in totality, the story’s good and the soundtrack rocks!
  2. Taken – I had to put an action (suspense thriller) on this list. Liam, despite the slowmo gives justice to the film. I like almost all his films (or at least the ones I know of).
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – I have to give it to JK Rowling for being such an awesome author of the book. The battle scenes were the best although it would have been better if they gave it a longer exposure in the movies. More curses and spells please!
  4. Life Force – I have to give it to this film being one of the most memorable films of all time. This has caused my lifetime supply of nightmares about a couple, naked with a sword piercing them through. Imagine those were my key words in google as I searched for this movie I’ve seen when I was young. Voila! I found it. I downloaded it and tried to watch it again… Whew! Did not even last for 10 minutes, it’s too awful to re-watch!
  5. Labyrinth – David Bowie is the creepiest dude alive for me in the 80’s. I thought he’s going to kidnap every baby in town. How poetic this movie was! My favorite lines were: “Alo!” “Did you say hello?” “No, I said alo, but that’s close enough!”
  6. Firestarter – Drew Barrymore is the cutest kid in town! She made me wish I can set people on fire by concentrating while the OST of Ula ang Batang Gubat play on the background. What really made me like it is the way the father got all the coins from the payphone. Being a kid and all in the 80’s, I so wanted to be able to do that to, all for the coins!
  7. The Holiday – Such a feel good movie. Who wouldn't want a movie with Jude Law in it!? This is like a movie for beautiful people except for Jack Black. I was like, why would you put Jack Black among these actors?! But then again, perhaps I just got this impression of him from the School of Rock and Tenacious D.
  8. Tropic Thunder – I must add something funny in this list. This made me cry literally because of the kid who’s trying to stab Ben Stiller. This is the funniest film I've seen that didn't star Vince Vaughn!
  9. Mean Girls – This is the best movie to watch if you’re bored. Lindsay Lohan is so pretty that you just want to watch Mean Girls over and over again without realizing what a junkie she’s become few years later. You go, Glen Coco!
  10. Back to the Future – I mean, who wouldn't put this on their list??? You must be crazy not doing so especially if you’re an 80’s kid! I grew up watching/re-watching this movie! I always feel lucky when they show this on cable and I get to see it without me going through my hard disk! The setting is amazing, the soundtrack superb, the actors are remarkable! I still feel happy whenever I see Biff somewhere else.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Near Miss

I got admitted last night for what seems to be a premonition of ate Cyrem talking about my angio-edema incident few years back.... 

I had the worst anaphylactic shock ever courtesy of yet again, a black ant (akalain mo!)... I was too sick last night to think about my eyeglasses and handheld (akalain mo ulit!) so no photo ops :)) hahaha, i can laugh now but yesterday, i thought i was gonna die because i felt like i was buried alive! 

I cannot breathe at all and brook was with us crying from the top of his lungs... I was praying for God to give me at least few minutes of breath til we get to the hospital... I know i was practically dragged from the car... All i can feel last night were bumps and needles! Thank God I was still half conscious when i reached the hospital and adrenaline was quick to take effect, but i was so scared! I didnt know it felt that terribly to lose your breath... 

Nothing like when ur holding it on the pool... Im still here til tomorrow bcz my potassium is very low and my new doctor was mocking me with all my allergies like I was jz making them up... Anyhow, i am glad to be alive, i nearly did an alex karev on myself last nyt (traching myself)! #toomuchgreysanatomy

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Super Cool Playlist

I was arranging my Itunes and adding some music that I love regardless if it won't be like that of my husband's (his is like the holy grail of Itunes!). I tried as much to include album arts and lyrics (since I love to sing). My husband can't help not snoop on my playlist and he was so irritated because I have like a million Regine Velasquez songs #lol. I won't deny loving Regine, she is the Asia's Song Bird in case he doesn't know (which of course, he does).

So what are the songs I included on my playlist:
  1. Of course, the never ending list of Regine's songs (which I need not enumerate)
  2. I've got 311's Love Song and Amber (my super fave relaxing songs)
  3. Adele's music too, which include her rendition of Love Song
  4. Got tons of Usher songs
  5. Then I have looked for Kenny Latimore's For You (I would have wanted Paolo Santos' version but I couldn't find one)
  6. I have James Ingram's There's No Easy Way to Break Somebody's Heard which was sung by Paolo Santos in Live Sessions (No Easy Way)
  7. I have John Mayer's Comfortable (the lyrics!)
  8. Rihanna
  9. Queen Bee's
  10. Justin Timberlake (of course, esp. that Not a Bad Thing and Mirror's on repeat mode)
  11. Jay-z
  12. Kanye West
  13. Eminem
  14. Maroon 5
  15. Lil Wayne
  16. Lisa Loeb (for nostalgia's sakes) I am surprised I did not sync my Alanis' songs
  17. Fleetwood Mac
  18. Lenny Kravitz
  19. Lani Misalucha
  20. Katy Perry
  21. Jason DeRulo
  22. Snoop Dogg
  23. David Guetta
  24. Psy
  25. Lorde
  26. Timbaland
  27. A ton of Hillsongs (which of course, I sing all the time)
  28. Another Level
  29. Bob Marley (oh come one, will I ever forget him?!)
  30. Coldplay
  31. Dr Dre
  32. Skylar Grey
  33. Zedd
  34. The Goddess, Gwen Stefani (love her!)
  35. Britney Spears
  36. Robin Thicke
  37. Timbaland
  38. Stevie Wonder (and dare I specify, I also have We are the World on my account)
  39. Nelly Furtado
  40. Never will I leave Miley Cyrus behind (such a fad!)
  41. Sistar (my doppelgangers, #lolz)
  42. Sergio Mendez (whoa! beat that?!!)
  43. Ne-yo
  44. Nirvana
  45. Pink
  46. Demi Lovato
  47. Gym Class Heroes
  48. Daft Punk
  49. Hahaha, Janno Gibbs (duet with Jaya, you know the song Paano?!)
  50. I also added my ultimate videoke favorite, Nanliligaw, Naliligaw, sung by Ima Castro and Lloyd Umali but was sung by Pops Fernandez with Mulatto in Videoke King OST
  51. And yes, I've got some Gary V too...


I know my sister and my husband will make fun of my playlist (if they don't already), but this is what I listen to. They just got to suck it up!



Saturday, July 12, 2014

Brooklyn Lets It Go

So I was able to shoot Brooklyn's lil' #meme... there are big ones but let me share the short one, hahaha! It is amazing to see your baby grow up! It's like, he was just a tiny infant a while ago and here he is right now, a bibo kid! I know I know, all moms have this braggy vid of their kids and I am just so delighted to be able to share mine!