Saturday, December 31

New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

It's our earnest wish and prayer that you'll have a Blessed New Year, lots of blessings coming, happiness, love, peace, and good health to you and your family.


We will be going to G and N's (in-laws) place this afternoon and head for a barbecue party on the beach and wait for the New Year there maybe.

This is a peculiar way of celebrating New Year for me. I am use to the conventional way we celebrate it in the Philippines. Cooking some usual food like kakanin, pasta (pansit), etc and share them with the whole family by 12MN. This is with matching fireworks.

Anyway, everything here is new for me =). Nevertheless, this New Year is the first with Hubby and first for us, as a couple. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

Hope to see you in 2006!

Saturday, December 24

Best Friends

I just receive this email from Honey.

Hello Princess,

Guess what song was playing when your email arrived today?

Give up?

"You're My Best Friend" by QUEEN.

Have a great day and a safe trip.

Love, C.J.


Its just one/two of Hubby's traits that makes me love him more. He's sentimental and romantic.
Yup, I am off to go tonight and I am still at work. Well, I dont have much to do at the house. All is set already. I am just relaxing. I am more of a bit organized traveler. I usually pack my things or plan on what to take with me a week before the trip.
Actually, I am just relaxing my tense nerve. Hahaha!
I receive this email from an officemate today. Very touchy. I was crying on the last part. I was just really moved.

The "W" in Christmas
Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations -- extensive card writing, endless baking, decorating, and even overspending. Yet still, I found myself exhausted, unable to appreciate the precious family moments, and of course, the true meaning of Christmas.

My son, Nicholas, was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting season for a six-year-old. For weeks, he'd been memorizing songs for his school's "Winter Pageant."

I didn't have the heart to tell him I'd be working the night of the production. Unwilling to miss his shining moment, I spoke with his teacher. She assured me there'd be a dress rehearsal the morning of the presentation. All parents unable to attend that evening were welcome to come then. Fortunately, Nicholas seemed happy with the compromise.

So, the morning of the dress rehearsal, I filed in ten minutes early, found a spot on the cafeteria floor and sat down. Around the room, I saw several other parents quietly scampering to their seats. As I waited, the students were led into the room. Each class, accompanied by their teacher, sat cross-legged on the floor. Then, each group, one by one, rose to perform their song.

Because the public school system had long stopped referring to the holiday as Christmas," I didn't expect anything other than fun, commercial entertainment - songs of reindeer, Santa Claus, snowflakes and good cheer. So, when my son's class rose to sing, "Christmas Love," I was slightly taken aback by its bold title.

Nicholas was aglow, as were all of his classmates, adorned in fuzzy mittens, red sweaters, and bright snowcaps upon their heads. Those in the front row-center stage -- held up large letters, one by one, to spell out the title of the song. As the class would sing "C is for Christmas," a child would hold up the letter C. Then, "H is for Happy," and on and on, until each child holding up his portion had presented the complete message, "Christmas Love."

The performance was going smoothly, until suddenly, we noticed her; a small, quiet, girl in the front row holding the letter "M" upside down -- totally unaware her letter "M" appeared as a "W."

The audience of 1st through 6th graders snickered at this little one's mistake. But she had no idea they were laughing at her, so she stood tall, proudly holding her "W." Although many teachers tried to shush the children, the laughter continued until the last letter was raised, and we all saw it together. A hush came over the audience and eyes began to widen. In that instant, we understood the reason we were there, why we celebrated the holiday in the first place, why even in the chaos, there was a purpose for our festivities.

For when the last letter was held high, the message read loud and clear:

"C H R I S T W A S L O V E"

And, I believe, He still is.
Amazed in His presence...
Humbled by His love.

May each of you have a Merry Christmas as you reflect on His Amazing Love for us.

Hope you all have a wonderful 'Christwaslove' holiday season.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 23

Unfathomable Feelings

Almost everybody who knew that I am leaving tomorrow for OZ, asked me if I am excited. And my usual answer is, I dont know. Yeah, right! Am I for real? Well, I just really cant understand how I feel. If I know, I would say it.

How do I really feel? Just normal. I am not cramming for to dos in the office, knowing that I will be away for a long time, neither for packing my things and leaving everything in order at the house. I dont feel the usual fast heartbeat when one is excited. I feel relaxed, maybe, with the knowing that I will be together with My Honey soon. That thought alone makes me wild inside and relaxed at the same time. Pretty conflicting hey. =) Well, those are the words that I can put to my emotions.

But, I got to wake-up at the wee hour in the morning for the past couple of days and cant get back to sleep easily. Maybe, because I can hear the mass in the church. Or maybe, that's the sign that I am excited because various un-relevant thoughts came into mind.

Ohhh well, whatever you may call to what I feel, all I know is I am happy and ecstatic that I will be with Hubby soon. Waaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Now I am excited. =)

Final Template

----- This post superceeds the previous one. -----

For a typical fickle-minded woman, sometimes its hard to choose from one thing to another. Another laborous story to stay with the chosen one for a long time. There's always an aspiration of wanting something different and new.

Now! I have settled to another template. No more solid and loud colors and very simple. It is tireless to stare at. That's actually my earnest desire for our blog.

Just few stuff will be added.. no loud colors.

Just minor changes.

Yeeheyyyyyy! Finally, I have made up my mind. And the pick always depics my personality and what I really want in my life. Complications are superficial and at the end of the day, as my husband had said, all I need are just the simple necessities of life.

Thursday, December 22

Total Make-over...

Like my friend Dangkin, I got tired of earlier color of my blog. Yeah, I like pink but it was too bright that it hurt my eyes. Plus, I customized it adding lots of stuff that looks chaotic. And so I decided to have a total make-over while chatting to My CJ.

I chose my current style as it dont have variety of colors. Very simple. Plus I dont like the borders at both sides. Made my blog look small. Hehehe. I am already petite.. I want to create something big just to ammend my height. Hahaha!

I still dont like the bright orange on-top but for now, it will do. Will change it if I've found the right color that I like.

I have also changed the font as I dont like large and wide. Just something slim.

I will also think over if I want to add back the other stuff that I had in my previous template.

For now, I am a bit satisfied with the outcome of my make-over.

Christmas Greetings!


This year, Chris and I have been very blessed. I cant remember vividly how we started the year but I am sure, we did set on our right feet.

There are lots of things that happened to our lives, to our families and to our friends.

The most important event in OUR lives happened. We tied the knot. It was more of a formality to our long-standing relationship. We wanted to partake the happiness that we share to our close friends and family. It also gave me the legal right to use PETERSEN as my last name. lol

An earth-shattering news from my family shocked us during Chris' birthday but it just made us more closer to each other and tougher to face the future that lie ahead of us. Ohhhh, that news was coupled by a gift that a new member of the family is coming.

Both Chris and my family have been through a lot this year but we've survived with the grace of God. We're still together and hand-in-hand weather the test of times.

A lot of beautiful things happened to our friends as well. There are those who tied the knots this year... and some gave birth to lovely kids. Some find their right one, some still search for their soul-mate.
And all these things happened with God beside us.

With all the bountiful blessings that we have received and to receive from God, we thank and praise Him. Everything would have not been possible without Him always at bay to give us a hand and makes things easy for us. God has been very good to all of us.

And during this season of the year, we are reminded of how good God as always. He gave us His only begotten Son to save us. Though everyday should be Christmas, this is the perfect time for us to reflect on what had happened the past months, what have we done... and be thankful for all the gifts that we receive. This is also a prime time to share love to everybody.

In behalf of our families, Chris and I wish you a blessed, happy and Christ-filled holidays.

God bless us always!

Wednesday, December 21

Did you know that.....

I received this email from a friend. Very interesting and worth reading and sharing.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men!

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a millisecond. ---- now I know... I used to say Bless you without knowing why.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be thetoughest tongue twister in the English language. ---- Yup, I let two of my officemates said this twister.. and its way too hard. =)

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. ---- Now I know why Joal sneeze too hard.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history.

Spades - King David

Clubs - Alexander the Great,

Hearts - Charlemagne

Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 ---- I am not sure. I have tried in excel and it wont give me the same amount.

If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died inbattle. If the horse as one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?

Ans. - All invented by women.

Question - This is the only food that doesn't spoil. What is this?

Ans. -Honey!

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

A snail can sleep for three years.

All polar bears are left handed.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.

Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

The ant always falls over on its right sidewhen intoxicated.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow. ---- I am one of the 1% :D

Monday, December 19


when i was single and unattached, home is where my family resides.. or sometimes the boarding house where i stay. by this time of the year.. i would be ready to go "home" to my family in the province.

now that i am married, the context of home changed... HOME is where the HEART is. and after 6/7 sleeps... i will be home to my Honey.

now, my/our family back in the province is my second home.

Saturday, December 17

party-busy week.. among others

yeah, its really a party-busy week. and i am indeed very busy... but can still blog ;) just unwinding though.

anyway, we had two parties this week. we had our departmental party last thursday, posted in the other entry, and our division party last night.

last night was fun also. though the place was so crowded, you can feel that everybody was having a grand time. there were presentations per deparment, games, raffle, the food were sumptuos, lots of laugh... a classic party.

i was late in going to the party because have to do some more setup in one of the companies' roll-out. this week, i was really bust and running with the office works plus with the personal stuff.

i am learning to stick to my schedule. i dont procastinate which is not usual coz i am a procastinator. ;o) i do what i can do today not leaving it for tomorrows'.

i hope i can go out of the office early today so i can wash my laundry. tomorrow will be shopping day for the presents. i have not started packing yet or even plan on what to pack. waaaaaa! i will be busy the whole week for the to do's in the office. need to finish my projects and leave everything in order while i am away. i'll just do my packing at night. no more partying and shopping anymore. hehehe!

but hey! i am ecstatic! Honey... we'll be together soon! mwahhhhh! just thinking of our comming union makes me relieved of all my stress.

Friday, December 16

pissed-off chris

this morning, i received this email from chris:

Hello Princess,

Just spent 1 hour typing a 2 page email to you, then the computer crashed.

Of course it wasn't saved. @#$%*(!

Love, C.J.


i can imagine the face of chris when the computer crashed. this is just one of the things that annoy the h#ll out of my husband.

successful party

last night was our departmental christmas party. it was very simple and yet everybody had fun. all were present and nobody was kill-joy. everybody sang their master piece. you can see the youthful people who shared lots of laughs.

our party was a stress-free one. there were who rants, who sang coyly, who shared their strar-in-a-million voice, showed their creativity in the games.
christmas is not just about giving gifts, shopping, party.. it is more of showing and reinforcing our christian values which we practiced in our everyday lives. everyday should be christmas, we just celebrate the month of december more specially because we are commemorating the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. and so, in our party... we praise God in all forms. we sang, we ate, we played, we shared generous gifts, we laugh, we were merry... to show how thankful we are for the fruitful year that God has given us.

photos is a realistic proof that we indeed had fun. we can't stop grinning and laughing.

the "top of the world" singing contestants....

the happy faces.... ohhh, that's larry, our guest of honor

the food are yummy!

we are showing off the gifts that we receive. look at what i am holding? froilan gave that to me, with a thought that, i can use it when chris is not around and as cellphone holder at the same time. hahaha! pretty versatile hey!

Tuesday, December 13

another linda lael miller collections

i bought 3 books of linda from booksale yesterday. i was not really planning to went there but i got out of the office early and its drizzling so i decided to drop by. good thing, i found three books. just got lucky maybe that they've got new stocks.

the three books are all time-travel romance and fast-paced. i just have a peek on some pages of the books. i dont know when can i read them all. maybe, i'll take one to read while aboard the plane to OZ to while the time away.

but i am happy with my collection... they're increasing and occupying lots of space in my display cabinet. some of them are gathering dust already.. hehehe!

Monday, December 12

movies to watch with my asawa

* forever young (again.. again.. and again =)
* the notebook (again???? )
* mosquito coast
* shall we dance (one more time)
* something to talk about
* the story of us
* the conspiracy

hopefully we'll be able to convert these in dvd format and watch them in the comfort of our room. the discs that we have are in vcd... and in OZ, you can't play the vcd in dvd player.. it will work the other way around... weird hey? its the reverse in the philippines. well, most products and equipment in Australia are locally produced, thus, were just catered for their requirements.

Saturday, December 10

my day of sorts

i just had my hair trimmed. i noticed that the split-ends are starting to attack.. need a rescue =)


i was a bit late to work today. i am not feeling well. maybe because of sleeping late these past days. i went home early yesterday but was so engrossed in watching the soaps. its been a while that i haven't watched tv.


went to robinsons mall for lunch. well, we're already at the mall so we make use of it by window shopping, fitting the cropped pants, blouses, shoes, etc. eventually, we have found shoes for sale.. there were 50% and 25% off. i decided to buy the pair with 25% off, the color is black and they're plump to be used for the semi-formal dresses. well, when we're about to pay i asked the sales lady, if how will the cashier know that the item is for sale, she said, there is a tag price at the bottom of the shoes. so i checked and i was surprised to found that the shoes that i have chosen is 50% off. now, that's really a great blessing. i am also blessed!


the orphanage, joyful children foundation (i am not sure if i got the name right) visits the office and the kids entertain us as their way of caroling. they're very talented. they can play the small guitar (what you call it), they can sing, they can dance, they can do acrobats and they dont have inhibitions. i really admire them. they're blessed!

Friday, December 9


last night we went to quiapo. that was the second time that i've been there this week alone. well? what i did there? shopping.. of what? just anything. hehehe. mura kasi kaya masarap mamili. hahaha!

mind you, it was raining, just a typical non-stop rain making the streets so muddy. good thing i was wearing a closed-flat shoes so my feet dont look really messy. i was the laughing stock of my college friend because i am like a pregnant woman wearing flat shoes or sandals. ohhh well, it feels comfy. i might have varicose veins in my thirties if i keep on wearing high heeled shoes. =)

anyway, we were there until almost 10PM and so hungry but all the restos nearby were already closed. waaaaaaaa! so we just hop on a jeepney and drop-by to the 24-hours mc donalds close to the house. had our dinner there and walk our way back to our abode.

we were so tired. our feet were aching but if the stores are still open, we would still be there. hehehe. women dont get tired of shopping. some consider it as their sports. its a good exercise also. =)


why do i find bloghopping interesting? i like reading the posts of other people. why? well, its the curiousity in me plus the fact that i want to know the person that i am talking to online. the blog has been a journal of the every day lives for some people and you got to know them by reading their entries. i have frequented some sites of the pboz members. its fun knowing what are their daily course though not seeing them in person. and, because i just love reading. hehehe!


its only 16 sleep more to go and my asawa and i will be together again. yeheyyyy! chris and i are so excited and anxious for our union again.


the other day, chris told me that i am pushy, bossy, (i forgot the other word)... and said that why should i not stop and smell the roses. honey, its not summer here unlike there, where flowers bloom during these days.

but, well, i should really stop and smell the december breeze. its really christmas in every corner. though there is no single christmas decoration in the office where i am almost everyday of my life, with the cold atmosphere, its really christmassy. the wind is so cold outside and the weather is gloomy. but the people dont feel blue. it is always a typical filipino christmas. joyful, merry, full of laughters, nostalgic and eventful.

i also need to slow down a bit as i have lots of things to do at the house. the laundry for two weeks are not yet folded. they're glooming in my cabinet. hehehe. and another tall pile of laundry to do as well. when will it ever end? hehehe!

Wednesday, December 7

meager christmas present

did somebody asked you a cheap thongs/flipflops for a christmas present? my husband just did! i asked him the other day what he wants me buy for him and he said, just the same thongs that we bought the last time that i was there. hummm, chris is really very simple. but of course, that's apart from the one pack of cigarettes that i volunteered to bring to him.

and so i bought a pair for him last night.. almost the same with what he has that are already worn-out... kawawa naman asawa ko, still using worn-out thongs =)

Monday, December 5

just so excited

i have been downloading airport maps of sydney and brisbane. ain't i excited? its too early.. but i dont have an idea if i will be busy tomorrow or the next day or the day after... hehehe. i just want to be prepared.

the return flights that chris booked me are both via-sydney. a direct flight would have been better but a couple of hours difference is not bad if i will be able to see another part of OZ.

yeah, my flight would be on the 24th of this month. very timely for the christmas party on my arrival.


hey, i have reached more than 50 entries already.. yeehhheeeeyyyyyy! been sharing a lot i think. hehehe!

Australia, here I come!!!!

yes! you read it right! i am coming to Australia these holidays... to spend them with my husband, meet his family and friends. yeeehhhheeeeyyyyyy!

i am really so happy as of now. i was just half expecting that i will be approved... and now! i cant contain my emotions... this will be the first Christmas and new year for us as a couple and i will be celebrating them with Chris! =)

the process was so quick! these were what we've done:

nov 21 - chris conceived the idea of me spending the holidays with him. he was actually mowing the grass when he have thought of it.. he'd joked that he could make a sensible decisions when walking back and forth.. since then, he'd been doing it. hehehe

- the same day he informed me... so i quickly searched for the process and application form, request for certificate of employment from hr, talked to my boss for my proposed leave

nov 22 - received my employment certificate, photocopied my passport

nov 23 - purchase the manager's check from epcib, have my photos taken, 1 month leave was approved

nov 24 - received the documents from chris (qantas e-ticket, invitation letter, proof of funds, incentive for me to go back here), chris walked me through how to fill-out the form, filled-out the form around 10PM.

nov 25 - called-up the call center to pick-up the documents. i thought they will pick-up the same day, apparently, it will be the following day. sched the pick-up on nov 29 as i will be out of the office no nov 26. nov 28 was a holiday.

nov 29 - documents were picked-up.

dec 5 - receive my passport with approved 3 months tourist visa.. whoooooo!

the decision time is really 5 working days.

i called-up chris right away to tell him the news... he was also so happy!

now, what we'll have to do is for me.. decide/discuss to chris what to take with me (presents to the family).. packing... and chris! preparation for my arrival.. hahaha! winks =) .. and maybe some itenerary.

thank you God for granting our wish!

Saturday, December 3

strawberry ice monster

looks delicious! what d'ya think?

i just ate strawberry ice monster teaser. its been more than six months the last time that i ate one. and before its just P65 and P95 for the big size (whatever you may call it).. now its P75 and P100 respectively. but the taste? well, a lot better i think. before, its too sweet... now, just milder... and good for me as i dont really love sweets.

hummm, my day seems complete already because of the strawberry... didn't i tell you that its my favorite fruit? maybe not just once.. hehehe! ohhhh well, im having second thoughts as I also like eating grapes... they can be my favorites.. =)

lucky me and lucky you!

i went out of the office early yesterday. the plan was to go to robinsons mall to shop for the kris-kringle gifts. when i reached the ground level of our office building, i just knew that it was raining.. hummm, i hurried up stairs to get an umbrella. rob is just a few blocks away, so we just walk our way there. i was wearing a flat white sandals, and i tell you, i should not walk with open shoes when it is raining. all the mad will come up to my toes... waaaaaaaaa!

so there, i was already in robinsons... i drop by first at bench because my "baby" requested for a towel or a unique t-shirt for the final gift. and i am still looking for "something gold". then hop to rrj... there i have bought a red t-shirt.. it is unique for me.. hehehe! then, i proceeded to the department store in search for something gold ever. well, i have seen a yellow mug in the store catalogue inserted in the cosmo mag that i bought, so i searched for it in the housewares section.. luckily, i have found it immediately. (my "baby" like it)... i still have to look for another thing.. the token that i will give to my "mummy".. i already know who she is. i bought a three piece kitchen set with christmas theme... she's a mum... and fond of cooking. maybe she'll appreciate it.. i just dont know! hehehe. before i reached the counter, i have seen a nice blouse that will match well with the skirt that i bought recently.. so i tried it first.. and off i went to the cashier.

i was on the second level of the mall when i went out of the department store.. ohhhh, and i was searching for a white sling bag. i drop by to manels.. just to scout if they have the style that i have in mind... and whooaaaa! there is this sling bag that really caught my attention... its almost perfect to what i have in mind.. the color is just beige... its close to white.. hehehe! and it was on sale.. 50% off... well, if you're really lucky! so i also bought it...

i dont know what to eat for dinner.. (i dont cook and i live alone - what can you expect) I just bought a sandwich for to go... then i proceeded home. i reached the house around 8PM.. and ohhhh my! i forgot the key in the office.. huhuhuhu! now i am really not lucky!

well, i am surprised by my reaction. i didn't get pissed-off... maybe mainly because it was my fault.. hehehe. so i just decided to went back to the office to pick the key. i left my kikay kit in the office intentionally because i am just using a small bag and it was crowded. i dont want to carry an extra stuff aside from my bag when i am shopping. and my key was in the kikay kit... hummmm, talking of forgetfulness... hehehe!

i returned at the house in one piece after almost an hour.. hehehe! still i am in a good mood...i was able to wrap the giftst that i bought before going to bed.

charges for missed calls

i dont know who's service provider is not reliable... mine or chris's.

since, chris and i are still living apart, we make phone call codes to let each other know of the things that we have done or things that we want each other to do. with the cost of IDD today, its impractical to always place a call if the matter is not really that important. besides, we want to save... hehehe. ohh well, i have paid a thousand bucks for phone bills every month. (chris have been saying that my salary is just enough to feed me and pay for my phone bills... hehehe). also, we dont stay connected to the net and watch for emails all throughout the day.

anyway, one classic example is, we make 4 series of short calls, if we have sent an email.... so we can read it and act on it if necessary. but ohhhh my! i am sometimes charged even if chris didn't answer my call. after a few rings i will end up the call and there displayed in my phone is... 00:13... 00:10.. etc!

there was one afternoon when i forgot to press the end button of my phone, i just put the phone down to my table and continue working.. and whoooaaaaa... when i noticed that i am still connected to chris.. the call was almost 13 minutes.. huhuhuhu! malaki din yun ha! i wont complain if i have talked to chris.. but i have NOT!

if you can see my phone bills... there are lots of series of 10 seconds phone calls... i'm pissed-off sometimes. better place a real call... HELLO! HONEY? =)

Friday, December 2

somethings in me

these are my top 10 favorite to do list (in any order)

  1. talking to my Honey!
  2. shopping (wink - honeyyyyy!)
  3. reading.. the bible, mags, romance books... just any thing interesting
  4. listening to music after i wake-up in the morning
  5. eating
  6. dozing off or just lying in bed doing nothing
  7. thinking.. of him, us, our future.. all of sorts =o)
  8. cleaning and sorting things ( when i am in the mood)
  9. surfing the net
  10. talking to friends, family or anybody

how about yours?

Thursday, December 1

on paperbacks

have bought another book of linda lael miller in booksale today (aside from the cosmo mag dec 2005 issue). it's my source of used books... affordable and hard to find books. so what's my scout today? THERE AND NOW. this is one of the books in a sequel. i've only got a vague idea of the entire story. it's sort of a romance thriller. i am very happy to have found this book. i am collecting books of linda and so far, i've just got less than 10 issues. not that much!

anybody who can suggest where i can find more of linda's writings? i would appreciate it.

Wednesday, November 30

ang gulo at ang saya

some of the pix that we had in our planning session con team building in
club manila east, taytay, rizal.

there were just two games introduced. one is the logits.. where i belonged to team no 3.. we were the first to finish in the all stations but we were the last because almost all of the eggs were broken even before it was thrown away. hehehe. we had the most eggs but we broke half of them. talking of my carelessness.

he next game is where we form a circle and had to hold the hand of anybody in front of us and untangle it later... that was the most difficult, tiring but enjoyable game. you can see and hear the exasperated looks, the desperate stares and sighs, loudest laughs... but to sum it up.. we were having fun.

we row the kayak tirelessly up to sawa... had also swim til it gets darker. we didn't mind the numb feelings in our torso and back... we thought that we would feel worse the next day but what a heck! this is not so often. =)

the place is very nice and relaxing. lots of flowering plants. it is just right for week-end getaways for families and groups.

there's also a nice water slide but it didn't work for me. i had tried twice but always end up walking down to the last stream.. hehehe. hindi ako madulas. waaaaaaaaa!

click here for more photos.

Tuesday, November 29

trip to divisoria

some people spend their holidays vacationing, visiting places, partying or sleeping.. but us? we went to divisoria. its been a long time the last time that i've been there. well, holiday is just my time to do things that's out of my routine. sundays are always fully booked.

we woke up around 9AM... had our breakfast and head-off there. it was so traffic on the way because of the seagame and of course, its holiday and everyone is going to divisoria.. ohh maybe, just us who wants to buy practical gifts. hehehe. well, the jeepney driver just drop us off close to eng beetin store.. its still a long walk to the market.

there are lots of people walking to and fro, so traffic. bigger vans passing by the congested area.. waaaaaa! pinoy talaga! and the street vendors running and cramming to secure their paninda's from the police. they're not allowed to sell on the street though. some even bribed the policemen so they can market their goods. kawawa naman sila.

we were having fun tossing and buying goods from the streets than in the malls/stalls. you can buy lots of things with a thousand pesos in your pocket. i was even carrying a big beach bag full of goods then.

but i haven't bought all the things that i want though we went home around 6PM. i was so tired and exhausted. my feet feel numb from strain in walking and standing.

we will be back soon! it will be another story to tell =)

3 months of wedded bliss and something =)

its our 3rd wedding monthsary now. well, i am not really counting coz for us, getting married is just a formality to make the relationship legal in the eyes of the people. i have felt being married to my husband when i said "yes" to his proposal more than a year ago.

and being married to him didn't change any in our relationship. maybe, it did.. but for the better. i have been acting the same way as before and same with chris. we had ups and downs... mainly because i am a difficult and uncommon partner. =) right Honey? but we make a good tandem.. because chris is a molder and a perfectionist.

ohhh my, its just nice to remember the day when we inserted rings on each other's third left hand fingers.. and saying "i dos" infront of our parents and close friends.

Monday, November 21

fave dessert on night shirt

guess what i've found in the mall last saturday? a strawberry short cake night shirt.. wohooooo. its my favorite dessert. i may not eat it always but i can wear it as often as i like. i bet, this night shirt will be more worn-out than the others that i have.

i found it in the kids' section.. it is size 12... see! i can still buy shirts for the kids. this was not the first time though. hehehe!

is it not cute? hummmmm....

rekindling the fanatics in me

at long last, i was able to watched the national treasure movie. though, i have not viewed it from the very start.. i still enjoyed it. i found the part where nicolas cage was running away from the bad men, funny. he's an action star but he dont look good while running.. seems awkward.. hehehe!

its been a long while also that i have not watched any nicolas cage movie. i think the last one was the 8mm? i am not sure though.. it was soooo long ago..

btw, nicolas cage is my first favorite holywood actor. next is eric bana.. but that's another story =)

Saturday, November 19

right brain dominant ~ ~ ~ first test

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (50%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (40%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain
Are You Right or Left Brained?
personality tests by

Left brain dominant individuals are more orderly, literal, articulate, and to the point. They are good at understanding directions and anything that is explicit and logical. They can have trouble comprehending emotions and abstract concepts, they can feel lost when things are not clear, doubting anything that is not stated and proven.

Right brain dominant individuals are more visual and intuitive. They are better at summarizing multiple points, picking up on what's not said, visualizing things, and making things up. They can lack attention to detail, directness, organization, and the ability to explain their ideas verbally, leaving them unable to communicate effectively.
Overall you appear to be Right Brain Dominant

According to Darwinian theory, optimal evolution takes place with random variation and selective retention. The evolution savvy individual will try many different approaches when faced with a problem and select the best of those approaches. Many historical intellectuals have confessed their advantage was simply considering/exploring/trying more approaches than others. The left brain dominant type suffers from limited approaches, narrow-mindedness. The right brain dominant type suffers from too many approaches, scatterbrained. To maintain balanced hemispheres, you need to exercise both variability and selection. Just as a company will have more chance of finding a great candidate by increasing their applicant pool, an individual who considers a wider set of options is more likely to make quality decisions.


been blog-hopping this afternoon and saw this link in leah's. thanks leah... i enjoyed it. will do this next month again for accuracy. will also post chris' result if i got to make him answer the quiz.. its fun though!

Friday, November 18

venting out

just an ordinary day
life seems the same
but i am down and lonely
crying.. crying... crying.. and crying

can i be dumb for an hour?
can i be senseless for the next minute?
can the earth swallow me for a second?
can i be happy now?

im just sad.. lonely... down... and nothing

Thursday, November 17

fun-filled trip

our flight to iloilo was two hours delayed. the original schedule was 3PM and it was moved to 4PM. we left the office early to avoid hussles in the airport. finally, when we were already seated close to the gate, it was announced that the flight will be moved to 6PM. the plane that will carry us will be coming from cagayan de oro and will arrive by 5PM.

staying at the airport for more than 2 hours made me witness and experience a new life perspective and able to see what are the travellers, jetsetters are doing while waiting for their flight. some were having pictorials... i have seen one person pulling his luggage to and fro, as if doing some exercise. there was this one lady who's the center of a conversation. she's talking tagalog with ilonggo intonation (i miss the tone). i have been to the rest room thrice... we have been given ample time to choose where and what to eat for snacks. i was able to appreciate the beautiful christmas decors hanging on the walls... and my favorite.. have been able to took a nap. my first time though =)


a sumptous dinner upon arrival... indeed! with various sea foods to choose from.. from different type of grilled fish, to steamed shells, fresh sea weeds, fish soup... well, dont forget the chicken.. it is indespensable in almost every meal =)... and we were all seated in a veryyyy loooonggggggggg table. i don't know everybody in the group but was able to meet old friends and acquiantances... it was fun!


the night was a bit cool but we decided to swim.. there are lots of pool there.. the water was not soo cold... but a bit freezing when you came out of it. we swan at a not so deep pool.. just 5 feet i think.. and you know that I am less than 5.. so i was a bit tired of tip toeing the entire time that i was in it.. but i was able to practice my swimming stint.. hehehe!
i left early than the others because i started to feel the water becoming itchy. on my way to the room, i met two cats. hummm, i thought to myself, maybe they are the boogeyman that chris was telling me. hehehe. i want to congratulate myself for seeing one as not everybody does. i always wish to see a boogeyman so i will believe in them. hehehe. anyway, one cat cross my path and the other remain on the other side. i am like a queen walking with guards on my both sides.. no cross-swords though. hehehe!


we were booked on a very early flight. have to woke up very early also. i am wishing that ninang wont hear her mobile phone alarm so we'll woke up late and be left by our flight. apparently, ninang and ate have been praying the same things, that we will not be able to catch up on our flight. hehehe. our prayers were not answered though.

the antique collections at the resort... there are lots of them there. inspires you to make your own =)

Saturday, November 12

scattered pieces

in prison 101... after a very sunny middle-of-the-day tour... wheeeeewwwww... water please!

a beautiful day... not so hot.. not so cold.. from the top of the mountain.. ohhhhhh!

wala lang.. just showing the kikay in me =)

another kikay stint.. hihihi! i can't remember if i am really working, contemplating or just pretending....

celebrating Christmas

its november now. time flies so fast. it just seems february when i went to sleep and when i woke up.. whoooaaaahhhh.. BER months na.

for us filipinos, we celebrate Christmas as early as september. you can hear christmas songs and carrols on the first day of september. and the christmas decors follow, the smell of puto bombong, carolings, gift giving.. kris-kringle which is most famous in offices or any groups.

talking of kris-kringle.. we start ours in the office this week with a motiff of "something red". ain't it early? hummm, we will be celebrating our chrismast party early also. some will be on-leave on the 2nd week until the end of december.

i have read this somewhere... the four things to remember when buying gifts... so, if there's somebody who will send me one, please take note... hehehe!
the gift should be:
something you want
something you need
something to wear
something to read

random facts about my honey (mwahhh)

  1. he's a full-gospel man
  2. very spontaneous
  3. responsible and sensitive to others' needs
  4. always willing to help
  5. un-conventional but old-fashion
  6. has a sweet-tooth and would kill for chocolates and ice cream =)
  7. childish at times... to meet my moods
  8. very sweet and romantic
  9. fond of watching tv... very attentive... dont dare to disturb him.. grrrrrr!
  10. favorite movie is forever young... and would cry everytime he watched it
  11. very work-aholic
  12. patient but... i always annoy him ;o)
  13. music lover... has lots of collections
  14. notorious coffee-drinker [honey, peace =)]... no cream, just one teaspoon of sugar
  15. dont like to eat fish except fish cake
  16. photography is one of his interests
  17. has a persian cat pet named "lucky"
  18. likes marmalade and butter in bread
  19. has intolerance to MSG and milk protien
  20. loves me so much!

remembering the place

we were planning for the group's team building yesterday and one
have mentioned that somebody will be going to boracay next saturday. it brought back the memory of a very nice place in boracay.

this is where we had our honeymoon... a private beach on the upper part of boracay island. it took us almost an hour travel from the island port to this beautiful place.

inside, you can visit the butterfly farm. but apparently, we were not able to visit it though its
close to the villa. we were busy then =) . the villas border the 18-hole, 72-par golf course which was personally designed by Australian Master golfer and designer Graham V. Marsh.

The private boat of the resort docked on one of the beaches.

The master's suite of the three-bedroom villa where we stayed.

The fairways.... I really enjoyed the view here.

Villas above the course.

A private yatch anchored close to the beach. What a serene and peaceful view!

The three-bedroom villa where we stayed. Its on the second level. The place was so big for both Chris and I, that we can even play hide and seek. Hehehe. I was even afraid to go out of the room at night or go to the other room even during the day. There's boogeyman there, Chris said.

One of the spectacular views of the resort.

Friday, November 11

a beautiful dream...

Dreaming is the subjective experience of remembered and imaginary images, sounds/voices, words, thoughts or sensations during sleep, with the dreamer usually not being able to influence the experience.

can you remember the most beautiful dream you've ever had or ever remember? i had mine last night... it may not be the most beautiful one that i have.. but so far from what i can remember, it is. its not always that i can remember my dream also.

i dreamt of gaving birth to a baby. it was not just shown in my dream what's the baby's sex though. but! guess what? i didn't experience the labor. my friends have been asking me how do i feel, was it painful? but... i just fell asleep and when i woke up, i am no longer pregnant. hehehe.. weird hey! but it was a normal delivery. anyway, that was just a dream...

well, my dream was influenced by my thought before going to sleep. i have been sms-ing Megs, my friend in bacolod, who just gave birth to a baby boy. her second child. she was telling me that she really didn't have the hard time because her labor was just for more than an hour, though the baby is big.

but, yeah, i do want to have a painless delivery, incase. hehehe. i am afraid of pain. chris is really aware of that, right Honey? i cant tolerate so much pain.

i have been telling Chris that i wish to have twins so it will be a one time labor.. hehehe! hope the babies will not kick-out at the same time.. =) but i wish to have a baby soon!

Thursday, November 10

si chris at ang kalabaw

The title of this entry has a very good blend. Hehehe!

Well, wala kasing KALABAW sa OZ kaya My Husband was so fascinated by it. Marami namang view na pwede ko syang kunan, pero KALABAW talaga ang gusto nya.

Oh well, while Chris was a novelty to our place, KALABAW was a novelty to him! Hehehe! Wala kasi nyan sa OZ!

It was our second day in the province, and Chris asked me to roam him around the bush. There's really no place to go as the sugar cane are about to be harvested, we cant see anything far. We decided to went to the river. The water is murky as it just rained the other day.

Petersen's Family Crest

Per Fess: First, azure on a bend sinister gules, a fish niant argent, inchief a mullet of six points or; second, a sable a crane rising argent.

Meaning of some phrases:

azure - the blue sky, sky blue
sinister - toward the left hand side
gules - heraldry the color red; indicated in engraving by parallel vertical lines
argent - silver
sable - color black
or - metal golf
crane - bird

Tuesday, November 8

geographical event on october 31, 2005

Huge iceberg breaks apart in Antarctica - Maui-sized iceberg splits into three pieces


Capping a 5-year-long saga of destruction, an iceberg about the size of the Hawaiian island of Maui has split into three pieces in the frigid Antarctic, scientists said Friday.

The larger iceberg, named B-15A, calved into three smaller icebergs — B-15M, B-15N and B-15P. Two of the larger icebergs (B-15M and B-15N) are about the size of Grand Cayman and St. Croix, respectively.

The fresh splits mark the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth times that a portion of B-15 has broken off, or calved, since the first calving event on May 30, 2000.

Capping a 5-year-long saga of destruction, an iceberg about the size of the Hawaiian island of Maui has split into three pieces in the frigid Antarctic, scientists said Friday.

The larger iceberg, named B-15A, calved into three smaller icebergs — B-15M, B-15N and B-15P. Two of the larger icebergs (B-15M and B-15N) are about the size of Grand Cayman and St. Croix, respectively.

The fresh splits mark the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth times that a portion of B-15 has broken off, or calved, since the first calving event on May 30, 2000.

Friday, November 4

wanna know me more?

get to know me are some facts about me in any order

  1. loves reading romance novels .. my favorite author - - linda
  2. sometimes demanding from my husband
  3. craves for lucky me pancit canton
  4. loves to eat chicken feet
  5. peanut butter is my favorite spread.. and loves to eat peanuts
  6. matampuhin (sulking)
  7. childish and selfish at times.. the dark side of me.. hihihi
  8. deep thinker
  9. madaldal (blah blah blah)
  10. sweet.. accdg to Chris =)
  11. loves to shop for shoes
  12. blue is my favorite color.. just realized recently
  13. obsessive - compulsive sometimes
  14. likes to cut the nails of my husband
  15. i have long wavy hair which we planned to grow down to my butt
  16. fascinated with cross-stitching but haven't finished any =)
  17. my favorite conditioner is suave for kids
  18. likes cheese flavored ice-cream but don't like raw cheese
  19. sleeps at the right side of the bed in a spoon position ;o)
  20. got a GREAT HUSBAND!

Thursday, November 3

know US more

Chris, My Husband, is a Scandinavian of Danish origin. He was born in Brisbane, Australia. (Dont ask me when - - as you'll know our age difference.. hehehe). Daddy Roy, Chris' Dad is a Danish (forefather is from Denmark) while Mummy Dora, Chris' Mum, is from Davao, Tonga (Honey, did I spell the name of the place right?). Chris got his eye color and skin from Mum, which are brown and olive. He has gray hair and medium build body for Scandinavian, large for Asian - - - hehehe.

I, on the other hand, is a Filipina, an aborigin, I may say, with my dark brown skin color. And from both Filipino parents. Got dark skin (the original, and just got fairer becase of the chlorine in the water in Manila - - - hehehe), black eyes and hair, plump nose (not i-long but i-short - - hehehe), petite build and round face. A really typical Filipina look.

Birth Tree

Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) -- no ordinary person, full of magination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers or new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.

Walnut Tree (the Passion) -- unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

Favorite Deserts

CHOCOLATE ON CHOCOLATE... Sexy; always ready to give and receive. Very creative, adventurous, ambitious, and passionate. You can appear to have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside.Not afraid to take chances. Will not settle for anything average in life. Love to laugh.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE... Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people and can be counted on in a pinch. You tend to melt. You can be overly emotional and annoying at times.

It is fun to know each other's personality based on these simple things. More to come.....

Wednesday, November 2

EVAT Implementation

The EVAT Implementation was indeed pushed through last November 1. Isn't it timely, that it is on All Saints' Day, which for Filipinos are practiced as All Souls' Day?

Today is just November 2 and I have already feel the effect of the 10% Value Added Tax.

We just bought snacks from Wendys. There is no longer Wendy's 20s because of it. Instead it is 20s + 2.90 tax.

The TV commercial for EVAT seems to be very convincing, which is talking of paying our debts through the additional taxes to be collected (VAT). I just wish and pray that the additional tax that burdened the people will indeed pay the national debt and not go to somebody's pocket.

Monday, October 31

today is my birthday

two good things about my birthday are.. its a holiday and monday.. they said, monday is a good day to start anything. well, the celebration is just very simple... an sms from my housemate woke me up... around 9AM. i really dont have a plan as to how am i going to celebrate my birthday.

i also woke mini (housemate /college friend) to accompany me to shop for food that same day. hehehe.. ohhh well, we're going to cook spaghetti, my all time favorite, buko salad, mini's fave... and food for lunch.

ohhhh, this is the first time that i celebrate my birthday with family (my brother) since i work here in manila.

well, i had a "tampo" scene with chris over the phone this morning.. hehehe.. we're going to chat later this afternoon.

two weeks ago.. chris gave me an idea what will be his gift to me.. though i haven't received it yet. he wanted a necklace with locket heart pendant where we can place our picture together. hummm, i have been to lots of jewelry stores.. even to ongpin but i cant find the type that he likes. well, you know he's a perfectionist and always perfectly wants to have what's in his mind for a certain thing. so i cant receive my gift... hummm, hopefully when the gift arrives... it is worth the wait.. hehehe!

below are the the styles of the pendant that chris wants to buy for me... would take ages to find them.. hehehe

Sunday, October 30

Honey, Shall We Dance??

We need a witness to our lives. There are billions of people in the planet - what does one life really mean? In marriage, you're promising to care about everything: the good, bad, terrible and mundane things... all of it, all the time, everyday. You're saying, "You're life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. I will be your witness." - Beverly Clark - - - - Shall We Dance.

This passage really caught me. It helps you realize many things. It reinforce your role as a wife to your husband.

When was the last time that I watched a movie in the cinema house? If I remember it right, the movie was, The 40-year old virgin. Not too long ago... Just one month, I guess. But with the increasing movie fee with the one-level thing of the MTRCB, you wont be surprise if I wont watch a movie in the cinema house anymore. Hehehe! Anyway, there are low-cost VCD is the store these days. Just VCD because we haven't upgraded our player yet. Hehehe! Cost cutting measure =).

Well, I was actually planning to watch a movie with my bro when I have spotted the Shall We Dance movie in the Astrovision. P100 is not bad and all the people at the house can watch it. It is an old movie, yeah, but I missed it in the cinema... hummm, but it was worth the wait. Hehehe! I enjoyed it watching with friends at the house.

I like ballroom dancing.. and maybe, it will be our leisure when my husband and I retire for good or if we just have free time. Hehehe! My husband actually is a very good dancer, if you may ask. But I haven't seen him dancing much. He showed a tape of his brother's square dancing club, but the sad thing is, he's not in the video because he's in charge of the cam. Geeezzzz.....

Saturday, October 29

OUR SONG (Insatiable)

You would ask why we called this OUR SONG? Simply because, the lyrics tell OUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER!

When moonlight crawls along the street
Chasing away the summer heat
Footsteps outside somewhere below
The world revolves I let it go
We build our church above this street
We practice love between these sheets
The candy sweetness scent of you
It bathes my skin I'm stained by you
And all I have to do is hold you
There's a racing in my heart
I am barely touching you
Turn the lights down low
Take it off
Let me show
My love for you
Turn me on
Never stop
Wanna taste every drop
My love for you
The moonlight plays upon your skin
A kiss that lingers takes me in
I fall asleep inside of you
There are no words
There's only truth
Breathe in Breathe out
There is no sound
We move together up and down
We levitate our bodies soar
Our feet don't even touch the floor
And nobody knows you like I do
The world doesn't understand
But I grow stronger in your hands
Turn the lights down low
Take it off
Let me show
My love for you
Turn me on
Never stop
Wanna taste every drop
My love for you

Turn the lights down low
Take it off
Let me show
My love for you
Turn me on
Never stop
Wanna taste every drop
My love for you

We never sleep we're always holdin' hands
Kissin' for hours talkin' makin' plans
I feel like a better man
Just being in the same room
We never sleep there's just so much to do
Too much to say
Can't close my eyes when I'm with you
Insatiable the way I'm loving you
Turn the lights down low
Take it off
Let me show
My love for you
Turn me on
Never stop
Wanna taste every drop
My love for you
Turn the lights down low
Take it off
Let me show
My love for you
Turn me on
Never stop
Wanna taste every drop
My love for you

Foot Prints in the Sand

One of My Favorite Poems!

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it:

"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:

"My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."


Just like the seasons in western countries, which are four (many), LIFE has also seasons. We have to experience all the seasons so we can understand and appreciate all God's creations.

Source: Forwarded Email

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge
things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look
at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in
summer, and the youngest son in the fall.

When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe
what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son
said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise.

The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so
sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping
with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they
had each seen but only one season in the tree's life.

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season,
and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come
from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.

If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring,
the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.


Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
Don't judge life by one difficult season.
Persevere through the difficult patches
and better times are sure to come some time or later


I must conquer my loneliness alone.
I must be happy with myself, or I have nothing to offer.
Two halves have little choice but to join;
and yes, they do make a whole.
But two wholes when they coincide . .
That is beauty. That is love.

Source: Chicken Soup for the Soul (A Romance of the '90s for Those in Their 70s)

These lines were shared by the woman in the story. Very touching and TRUE!

I have kept a copy of a poem with almost the same meaning..will search for it and update this entry.

Pieces such as this inspires me more in everything that I do.. especially in LOVE!

Happy 2nd Monthsary Honey!


Honey, the greatest thing about being your wife is to realize that I could love another human being this way - too much that I ache just thinking of you.

Iloveyou! Mwahhhhh!


PS. Bounce Junior Bounce Bounce!!!!

Friday, October 28

Australian Slang

For the benefit of those who want to learn some Australian Slang. Aussies have their own unique way of saying things.

Source: Forwarded email

Ace! : Excellent! Very good!
Aerial pingpong : Australian Rules football
Amber fluid : beer
Ankle biter : small child
Apples, she'll be : It'll be alright
Arvo : afternoon
Aussie (pron. Ozzie) : Australian
Aussie salute : brushing away flies with the hand
Avos : avocados
BB & S : Bachelors' and Spinsters' Ball - a very enjoyable party usually held in rural areas
Back of Bourke : a very long way away
Bail (somebody) up : to corner somebody physically
Bail out : depart, usually angrily
Banana bender : a person from Queensland
Barbie : barbecue (noun)
Barrack : to cheer on (football team etc.)
Bastard : term of endearment
Bathers : swimming costume
Battler : someone working hard and only just making a living
Beaut, beauty : great, fantastic
Big-note oneself : brag, boast
Bikkie : biscuit (also "it cost big bikkies" - it was expensive)
Billabong : an ox-bow river or watering hole
Billy : teapot.
Container for boiling water.
Bingle : motor vehicle accidentBities : biting insects
Bitzer : mongrel dog (bits of this and bits of that)
Bizzo : business ("mind your own bizzo")
Black Stump, beyond the : a long way away, the back of nowhere
Bloke : man, guy
Bloody : very (bloody hard yakka)
Bloody oath! : that's certainly true
Blow in the bag : have a breathalyser test
Blowie : blow fly
Bludger : lazy person, layabout, somebody who always relies on otherpeople to do things or lend him things
Blue : fight ("he was having a blue with his wife")
Blue, make a : make a mistake
Bluey : pack, equipment, traffic ticket, redhead
Bluey : blue cattle dog (named after its subtle markings) which is anexcellent working dog. Everyone's favourite all-Aussie dog.
Bluey : heavy wool or felt jacket worn by mining and construction workers.
Bluey : bluebottle jellyfish
Bodgy : of inferior quality
Bog in : commence eating, to attack food with enthusiasm
Bog standard : basic, unadorned, without accessories (a bog standardcar, telephone etc.)
Bogan : person who takes little pride in his appearance, spends hisdays slacking and drinking beer
Bondi cigar : see "brown-eyed mullet"
Bonzer : great, ripper
Boogie board : a hybrid, half-sized surf board
Boomer : a large male kangaroo
Booze bus : police vehicle used for catching drunk drivers
Boozer : a pub
Bored shitless : very bored
Bottle shop : liquor shop
Bottle-o : liquor shop (originally a man with hessian bags goingaround picking up beer bottles in the 50's and 60's)
Bottler : something excellent
Bottling, his blood's worth : he's an excellent, helpful bloke.
Bounce : a bully
Bourke Street, he doesn't know Christmas from : he's a bit slow in thehead. (Bourke Street is a brightly lit Melbourne street)
Bowl of rice, not my : not my cup of tea; I don't like it
Brass razoo, he hasn't got a : he's very poor
Brekkie : breakfast
Brick shit house, built like a : big strong bloke
Brickie : bricklayer
Brisvegas : Brisbane, state capital of Queensland
Brizzie : Brisbane, state capital of Queensland
Brown-eyed mullet : a turd in the sea (where you're swimming!)
Brumby : a wild horse
Buck's night : stag party, male gathering the night before the wedding
Buckley's, Buckley's chance : no chance ("New Zealand stands Buckley'sof beating Australia at football")
Bull bar : stout bar fixed to the front of a vehicle to protect itagainst hitting kangaroos
Bundy : short for Bundaberg, Queensland, and the brand of rum that'smade there
Bunyip : mythical outback creature
Bush : the hinterland, the Outback, anywhere that isn't in town
Bush bash : long competitive running race through the bush
Bush oyster : nasal mucus
Bush telly : campfire
Bushie : someone who lives in the Bush
Bushman's hanky : Emitting nasal mucus by placing one index finger onthe outside of the nose (thus blocking one nostril) and blowing.
Bushranger : highwayman, outlaw
Butcher : small glass of beer in South Australia - From the theorythat a butcher could take a quick break from his job, have a drink andbe back at work
BYO : unlicensed restaurant where you have to Bring Your Own grog,also similar party or barbecue
Cactus : dead, not functioning ("this bloody washing machine is cactus")
Cane toad : a person from Queensland
Captain Cook : look (noun) ("let's have a Captain Cook")
Cark it : to die, cease functioning
Cat burying shit, as busy as a : busy
Cat's piss, as mean as : mean, stingy, uncharitable
Chewie : chewing gum
Chokkie : chocolate
Chook : a chicken
Chrissie : Christmas Christmas : see Bourke Street
Chuck a sickie : take the day off sick from work when you're perfectlyhealthy
Chunder : vomit
Clacker : anus (from Latin cloaca = sewer). Also the single orifice ofmonotremes (platypus and echidna) used both for reproduction and forthe elimination of body wastes.
Clayton's : fake, substitute
Cleanskin : Bottle of wine without a label. Usually bought in bulk bycompanies who then add their own personalised label and use the wineas e.g. gifts to clients
Cleanskin : cattle that have not been branded, earmarked or castrated.
Click : kilometre - "it's 10 clicks away"
Clucky : feeling broody or maternal
Coathanger : Sydney Harbour bridge
Cobber : friend
Cockie : farmer
Cockie : cockatoo
Cockie : cockroach
Cockroach : a person from New South Wales
Coldie : a beer
Come a gutser : make a bad mistake, have an accident
Compo : Workers' Compensation pay
Conch (adj. conchy) : a conscientious person. Somebody who wouldrather work or study than go out and enjoy him/herself.
Cooee, not within : figuratively a long way away, far off - Englandweren't within cooee of beating Australia at cricket
Cook (noun) : One's wife
Corroboree : an aboriginal dance festival
Counter lunch : pub lunch Cozzie : swimming costume
Crack a fat : get an erection
Crack onto (someone) : to hit on someone, pursue someone romantically
Cranky : in a bad mood, angry
Cream (verb) : defeat by a large margin
Crook : sick, or badly made
Crow eater : a person from South Australia
Cut lunch : sandwiches
Cut lunch commando : army reservist
Cut snake, mad as a : very angry

Dag : a funny person, nerd, goof
Daks : trousers
Damper : bread made from flour and water
Date : arse[hole] ("get off your fat date")
Dead dingo's donger, as dry as a : dry
Dead horse : Tomato sauce
Deadset : true, the truth
Dero : tramp, hobo, homeless person (from "derelict")
Dickhead : see "whacker"
Digger : a soldier
Dill : an idiot
Dingo's breakfast : a yawn, a leak and a good look round (i.e. nobreakfast)
Dinkum, fair dinkum : true, real, genuine ("I'm a dinkum Aussie"; "ishe fair dinkum?")
Dinky-di : the real thing, genuine
Dipstick : a loser, idiot
Divvy van : Police vehicle used for transporting criminals. Namedafter the protective 'division' between the driver and the villains.
Dob (somebody) in : inform on somebody. Hence dobber, a tell-tale
Docket : a bill, receipt
Doco : documentary
Dog : unattractive woman
Dog's balls, stands out like : obvious
Dog's eye : meat pie
Dole bludger : somebody on social assistance when unjustified
Donger : penis
Doodle : penis
Down Under : Australia and New Zealand
Drink with the flies : to drink alone
Drongo : a dope, stupid person
Dropkick : see 'dipstick'
Drum : information, tip-off ("I'll give you the drum")
Duchess : sideboard
Duffer, cattle : rustler
Dummy, spit the : get very upset at something
Dunny : outside lavatory
Dunny budgie : blowfly
Dunny rat, cunning as a : very cunning
Durry : tobacco, cigarette
Dux : top of the class (n.); to be top of the class (v.) - "She duxedfour of her subjects".

Earbashing : nagging, non-stop chatter
Ekka : the Brisbane Exhibition, an annual show
Esky : large insulated food/drink container for picnics, barbecues etc.
Exy : expensive

Face, off one's : drunk ("He was off his face by 9pm")
Fair dinkum : true, genuine
Fair go : a chance ("give a bloke a fair go")
Fair suck of the sav! : exclamation of wonder, awe, disbelief (seealso "sav")
Fairy floss : candy floss, cotton candy
Feral : V8 ute (q.v.) sporting large heavy bullbar, numerous aerials,large truck mudflaps and stickers almost all over the rear window andtailgate. Sometimes seen with a Mack emblem on the bonnet and alwayswith large (multiple) driving lights
Feral (n.) : a hippie
Figjam : "F*ck I'm good; just ask me". Nickname for people who have ahigh opinion of themselves.
Fisho : fishmonger
Flake : shark's flesh (sold in fish & chips shops)
Flat out like a lizard drinking : flat out, busy
Flick : to give something or somebody the flick is to get rid of it orhim/her
Flick it on : to sell something, usually for a quick profit, soonafter buying it.
Fly wire : gauze flyscreen covering a window or doorway.
Footy : Australian Rules football
Fossick : search, rummage ("fossicking through the kitchen drawers")
Fossick : to prospect, e.g. for gold
Fossicker : prospector, e.g. for gold
Franger : condom
Freckle : anus
Fremantle Doctor : the cooling afternoon breeze that arrives in Perthfrom the direction of Freeo
Freo : Fremantle in Western Australia
Frog in a sock, as cross as a : sounding angry - a person or your harddrive!
Fruit loop : fool
Full : drunk

G'Day : hello!
Gabba : Wooloongabba - the Brisbane cricket ground
Galah : fool, named after the bird of the same name which flies southin the winter - a bloody silly thing to do in the Southern Hemisphere
Garbo, garbologist : municipal garbage collector
Give it a burl : try it, have a go
Gobful, give a : to abuse, usually justifiably ("The neighbours werehaving a noisy party so I went and gave them a gobful")
Gobsmacked : surprised, astounded
Going off : used of a night spot or party that is a lot of fun - "theplace was really going off"
Good oil : useful information, a good idea, the truth
Good onya : good for you, well done
Goog, as full as a : drunk. "Goog" is a variation of the northernEnglish slangword "goggie" meaning an egg.
Greenie : environmentalist
Grinning like a shot fox : very happy, smugly satisfied
Grog : liquor, beer ("bring your own grog, you bludger")
Grouse (adj.) : great, terrific, very good
Grundies : undies, underwear (from Reg Grundy, a television person)
Gutful of piss : drunk, "he's got a gutful of piss"
Gyno : gynaecologist

Handle : beer glass with a handle
Heaps : a lot, e.g. "thanks heaps", "(s)he earned heaps of money" etc.
Holy dooley! : an exclamation of surprise = "Good heavens!", "Mygoodness!" "Good grief!" or similar
Hoon : hooligan
Hooroo : goodbye
Hotel : often just a pub
Hottie : hot water bottle

Icy pole, ice block : popsicle, lollypop

Jackaroo : a male station hand (a station is a big farm/grazing property)
Jillaroo : a female station hand
Joey : baby kangaroo
Journo : journalist
Jumbuck : sheep

Kangaroos loose in the top paddock : Intellectually inadequate ("he'sgot kangaroos loose in the top paddock")
Kelpie : Australian sheepdog originally bred from Scottish collie
Kero : kerosene
Kindie : kindergarten
Knock : to criticise
Knock back : refusal (noun), refuse (transitive verb)
Knocker : somebody who criticises

Lair : a flashily dressed young man of brash and vulgar behaviour, todress up in flashy clothes, to renovate or dress up something in badtaste
Lair it up : to behave in a brash and vulgar manner
Larrikin : a bloke who is always enjoying himself, harmless prankster
Lend of, to have a : to take advantage of somebody's gullibility, tohave someone on ("he's having a lend of you")
Lippy : lipstick
Liquid laugh : vomit
Lizard drinking, flat out like a : flat out, busy
Lob, lob in : drop in to see someone ("the rellies have lobbed")
Lollies : sweets, candy
London to a brick : absolute certainty ("it's London to a brick thattaxes won't go down")
Long paddock : the side of the road where livestock is grazed duringdroughts
Longneck : 750ml bottle of beer in South Australia
Lucky Country, The : Australia, where else?
Lunch, who opened their? : OK, who farted?
Lurk : illegal or underhanded racket

Maccas (pron. "mackers") : McDonald's (the hamburger place)
Mallee bull, as fit as a : very fit and strong. The Mallee is veryarid beef country in Victoria/South Australia.
Manchester : Household linen, eg sheets etc.
Mappa Tassie : map of Tasmania - a woman's pubic area
Mate : buddy, friend
Mate's rate, mate's discount : cheaper than usual for a "friend"
Matilda : swagman's bedding, sleeping roll
Metho : methylated spirits
Mexican : a person from south of the (Queensland) border
Mickey Mouse : excellent, very good. Beware though - in some parts ofAustralia it means inconsequential, frivolous or not very good!
Middy : 285 ml beer glass in New South Wales
Milk bar : corner shop that sells takeaway food
Milko : milkman
Mob : group of people, not necessarily troublesome
Mob : family or herd (?) of kangaroos
Mongrel : despicable person
Moolah : money
Mozzie : mosquito
Muddy : mud crab (a great delicacy)
Mug : friendly insult ("have a go, yer mug"), gullible person
Mull : grass (the kind you smoke)
Muster : round up sheep or cattle
Mystery bag : a sausage

Nasho : National Service (compulsory military service)
Naughty, have a : have sex
Never Never : the Outback, centre of Australia
Nipper : young surf lifesaver
No drama : same as 'no worries'
No worries! : ___Expression of forgiveness or reassurance (No problem;forget about it; I can do it; Yes, I'll do it)
No-hoper : somebody who'll never do well
Not the full quid : not bright intellectually
Nuddy, in the : naked
Nun's nasty, as dry as a : dry

O.S. : overseas ("he's gone O.S.")
Ocker : an unsophisticated person
Offsider : an assistant, helper
Old fella : penis
Oldies : parents - "I'll have to ask my oldies"
Op shop : opportunity shop, thrift store, place where second handgoods are sold.
Outback : interior of Australia
Oz : Australia!

Paddock : see 'long paddock'
Pash : a long passionate kiss; hence "pashing on"
Pav : Pavlova - a rich, creamy Australian dessert
Perve (noun & verb) : looking lustfully at the opposite sex
Piece of piss : easy task
Pig's arse! : I don't agree with you
Piker : Someone who doesn't want to fit in with others socially,leaves parties early
Pink slip, get the : get the sack (from the colour of the terminationform)
Pint : large glass of beer (esp. in South Australia)
Piss : beer. Hence "hit the piss", "sink some piss"
Plate, bring a : Instruction on party or BBQ invitation to bring yourown food. It doesn't mean they're short of crockery!
Plonk : cheap wine
Pokies : poker machines, fruit machines, gambling slot machines
Polly : politician
Pom, pommy : an Englishman
Pommy bastard : an Englishman
Pommy shower : using deodorant instead of taking a shower
Pommy's towel, as dry as a : very dry - based on the canard that Pomsbathe about once a month
Port : suitcase (portmanteau)
Postie : postman, mailman
Pot : 285 ml beer glass in Queensland and Victoria
Pozzy : position - get a good pozzy at the football stadium
Prezzy : present, gift

Quid, make a : earn a living - "are you making a quid?"
Quid, not the full : of low IQ. [Historical note: 'quid' is slang fora pound. £1 became $2 when Australia converted to decimal currency]

Rack off : push off! get lost! get out of here! also "rack off hairylegs!".
Rage : party
Rage on : to continue partying - "we raged on until 3am"
Rapt : pleased, delighted
Ratbag : mild insult
Raw prawn, to come the : to bullshit, to be generally disagreeable
Reckon! : you bet! Absolutely!
Reffo : refugee
Rego : vehicle registration
Rellie or relo : family relative
Ridgy-didge : original, genuine
Right, she'll be : it'll be alright
Right, that'd be : Accepting bad news as inevitable. ("I went fishingbut caught nothing." "Yeah, that'd be right.")
Rip snorter : great, fantastic - "it was a rip snorter of a party"
Ripper : great, fantastic - "it was a ripper party"
Ripper, you little! : Exclamation of delight or as a reaction to good news
Road train : big truck with many trailers
Rock up : to turn up, to arrive - "we rocked up at their house at 8pm"
Rollie : a cigarette that you roll yourself
Roo : kangaroo
Root (verb and noun) : synonym for f*ck in nearly all its senses: "Ifeel rooted"; "this washing machine is rooted"; "(s)he's a good root".A very useful word in fairly polite company.
Root rat : somebody who is constantly looking for sex.
Ropeable : very angry
Rort (verb or noun) : Cheating, fiddling, defrauding (expenses, thesystem etc.). Usually used of politicians
Rotten : drunk - "I went out last night and got rotten"
Rubbish (verb) : to criticize

Salute, Aussie : brushing flies away
Salvos, the : Salvation Army, bless them
Sandgroper : a person from Western Australia
Sanger : a sandwich
Sav : saveloy (see also "fair suck of the sav!")
Schooner : large beer glass in Queensland; medium beer glass in SouthAustralia Scratchy : instant lottery ticket
Screamer : party lover; "two pot screamer" - somebody who gets drunkon very little alcohol
Seppo : an American
Servo : petrol station
Shark biscuit : somebody new to surfing
She'll be right : it'll turn out okay
Sheila : a woman
Shit house (adj.) : of poor quality, unenjoyable ("this car is shithouse", "the movie was shit house")
Shit house (noun) : toilet, lavatory
Shonky : dubious, underhanded. E.g. a shonky practice, shonky businessetc.
Shoot through : to leave
Shout : turn to buy - a round of drinks usually ("it's your shout")
Show pony : someone who tries hard, by his dress or behaviour, toimpress those around him.
Sickie : day off sick from work (chuck a sickie = take the day offsick from work when you're perfectly healthy!)
Skite : boast, brag
Skull/Skol (a beer) : to drink a beer in a single draught withouttaking a breath
Slab : a carton of 24 bottles or cans of beer
Sleepout : house verandah converted to a bedroom
Smoko : smoke or coffee break
Snag : a sausage
Sook : person or animal who is soft, tame, inoffensive. Hence sooky(adj.)
Spag bol : spaghetti bolognese
Spewin' : very angry
Spiffy, pretty spiffy : great, excellent
Spit the dummy : get very upset at something
Spruiker : man who stands outside a nightclub or restaurant trying topersuade people to enter
Sprung : caught doing something wrong
Spunk : a good looking person (of either sex)
Squizz (noun) : look - "take a squizz at this"
Standover man : a large man, usually gang-related, who threatenspeople with physical violence in order to have his wishes carried out.
Station : a big farm/grazing property
Stickybeak : nosy person Stoked : very pleased
Strewth : exclamation, mild oath ("Strewth, that Chris is a bonzerbloke")
Strides : trousers
Strine : Australian slang and pronunciation
Stubby : a 375ml. beer bottle
Stubby holder : polystyrene insulated holder for a stubby
Stuffed, I feel : I'm tired
Stuffed, I'll be : ___expression of surprise
Sunbake : sunbathe
Sunnies : sunglasses
Surfies : people who go surfing - usually more often than they go towork!
Swag : rolled up bedding etc. carried by a swagman
Swaggie : swagman
Swagman : tramp, hobo

Tall poppies : successful people
Tall poppy syndrome : the tendency to criticize successful people
Tallie : 750ml bottle of beer
Taswegian : derogatory term for a person from Tasmania
Technicolor yawn : vomit
Tee-up : to set up (an appointment)
Thingo : Wadjamacallit, thingummy, whatsit
Thongs : cheap rubber backless sandals
Throw-down : small bottle of beer which you can throw down quickly.
Tickets, to have on oneself : to have a high opinion of oneself
Tinny : can of beer
Tinny : small aluminium boat
Tinny, tin-arsed : lucky
Togs : swim suit
Too right! : definitely!
Top End : far north of Australia
Trackie daks/dacks : tracksuit pants
Trackies : track suit
Troppo, gone : to have escaped to a state of tropical madness; to havelost the veneer of civilisation after spending too long in the tropics.
Trough lolly : the solid piece of perfumed disinfectant in a men's urinal
Truckie : truck driver
True blue : patriotic
Tucker : food
Tucker-bag : food bag
Turps : turpentine, alcoholic drink
Turps, hit the : go on a drinking binge
Two up : gambling game played by spinning two coins simultaneously

Uni : university
Unit : flat, apartment
Up oneself : have a high opinion of oneself - "he's really up himself"
Up somebody, get : to rebuke somebody - "the boss got up me for beinglate"
Useful as an ashtray on a motorbike / tits on a bull : unhelpful orincompetent person or thing - "he, she or it is about as useful astits on a bull" etc. etc.
Ute : utility vehicle, pickup truck

Vedgies : vegetables
Vee dub : Volkswagen
Veg out : relax in front of the TV (like a vegetable)
Vejjo : vegetarian
Vinnie's : St. Vincent De Paul's (charity thrift stores and hostels)

WACA (pron. whacker) : Western Australian Cricket Association and thePerth cricket ground
Waggin' school : playing truant
Walkabout : a walk in the Outback by Aborigines that lasts for anindefinite amount of time
Walkabout, it's gone : it's lost, can't be found
Weekend warrior : army reservist
Whacker, whacka : Idiot; somebody who talks drivel; somebody with whomyou have little patience; a dickhead
Whinge : complain
White pointers : topless (female) sunbathers
Whiteant (verb) : to criticise something to deter somebody from buyingit. A car dealer might whiteant another dealer's cars or a real estatesalesman might whiteant another agent's property
Wobbly : excitable behaviour ("I complained about the food and thewaiter threw a wobbly")
Wobbly boot on, he's got the : drunk
Wog : flu or trivial illness Wog : person of Mediterranean origin. A milder insult than the sameword in the UK and perhaps elsewhere.
Wombat : somebody who eats, roots and leaves (see also root)
Woop Woop : invented name for any small unimportant town - "he livesin Woop Woop"
Wowser : straight-laced person, prude, puritan, spoilsport
Wuss : coward; nervous person or animal

XXXX : pronounced Four X, brand of beer made in Queensland

Yabber : talk (a lot)
Yakka : work (noun)
Yewy : u-turn in traffic ("chuck a yewy at the next traffic lights")
Yobbo : an uncouth person

Zack : sixpence (5 cents) - "it isn't worth a zack", "he hasn't got azack"