Sunday, February 28, 2010
First it was a persistent hacking cough that was so bad it made me hack till I cried, the force of the hacks broke the blood vessels in my face so my face was spotty for awhile and I spat blood.. and I literally peed in my pants from the lack of urinary control due to the force of the hacking... *sighs* I had to cancel classes and meetings for more than half a week to recover from that...
Then last week, I fell into some kind of cold not cold, flu not flu bug.. I spent a good part of the day sneezing my head off, head was cottony, ran a fever and body was aching. Spent 2 days in bed with my laptop, bottle of water, flu & cold caplets and some candy... no classes cancellation necessary. Thank God.
Then today, I woke up and looked into my throat and saw my already usually enlarged Tonsils covered in a crazy amount of white specs. Immediately I knew, Oh Damn it!! Its either going to be a major case of strep throat or Tonsilitis.. either way, I USUALLY break out in a majorly high fever that would hit like 41.5 deg. and would be down for at least a week. And on a plus side usually lose 3-4kg...
BUT strange thing is.. other than having a little tenderness while swallowing...and that it was bleeding this afternoon... I can feel the swell and my throat looking like mangled roadkill... its strange that I'm otherwise feeling alright. No fever.. -strange again.. I almost ALWAYS have a fever when this breaks out. Body feeling tired.. but not strange there.. no other symptoms so we're just monitoring the situation.. I'm really hating all this half fucked kind of bugs that are getting me week on week. Its constantly breaking my carb cycle because I eat normally when I'm ill so I recover faster..
I just want one major bug to hit, throw me down for a week and then give me weeks and months of smooth sailing health and vitality.. Dear God.. can I just have that instead of these small annoying spurts? Thank you.. :( Are you up there?
UPDATE: I'm now supplemented with Colostrum from Dr. Ong.. wonderful to have a personal friend who is a Doctor huh... looking to clearing up this bug and whatever else is in me asap.. been procrastinating on getting it even though I know it really works.. looking forward to feeling a hell of alot better and getting back to my jogging and new choreography for new dance classes!
Friday, February 26, 2010
My sister Alex linked this video up on Facebook and I thought it was pretty amazing. I have to share it here too. I love the cinematography, I love the acting. Theres something in his eyes that makes me feel some pain... I love how natural it seemed and how while I was watching, it made my heart beat that little bit faster... such a simple but touching storyline, I was enthralled... I was engaged like I was in the moment with them... I was thrilled.. maybe you will be too.. spend 10 minutes here.. and tell me what you think... I loved it... for this director, if he directs more. I will make it a point to watch his work.
Great eye.. highly impressive visual work and perception... this is a must watch.
More of Ben Briand can be found HERE.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
We left on the 15th of December, spent Christmas weeks and came back to Singpore on the 31st. Only the girls, Lauren and Eirian and me went. Daddy CJ was home here in Singapore.
So to start off, above is a shot of the park that is just opposite my mom's condotel. A condotel for those who are unfamiliar with the term is a combi. of a condo & a hotel. Its part residence for locals and part service hotel for travellers.
She stays right in the smack middle of Makati Manila so the malls are just opposite the apartment. Very lovely view and very convenient too.
Walking into the park you would enter the eatery areas, pond areas and major malls. The stretch of malls where we stay is called Greenbelt and it is a series of 5 or 6 interconnecting malls and hotels.
Heck! Even I had a try and the wind velocity was crazy! But so fun! and for those worried that it wasn't a safe vent, it was a really shallow vent with concrete flooring like only 1m deep and the blasts of air came from the sides so no chance that they would fall through the grills and turn into minced meat children with wild propellers inside.
I took a video of them during the day.
My sister and mom lives with 4 dogs. Pomeranians to be exact. It started with 2. Lucky and Ginger and these 2 reproduced to have 2 more which they couldn't bear to give away. Missy and Blue.
Lucky is the smallest of them all but one of the sweetest. Ginger is the "Dr. Dog" who helps out with Jackie at hospitals where they visit patients and cheer them up. Both these two are the most lovable amongst the 4.
Missy is a little temperamental but has the nicest softest and longest fur but Blue is the most sensitive one. He doesn't like ANYONE except my mom and the girls were terrified of him. We even had to keep him inside the doggy stroller when we were in the hall as he growled and snapped at everything that went past him.Picture of Ginger when she was out sitting by with us at Starbucks..
And whats Christmas without Santa! There was a "real life" Santa at the Toy store and we took pictures with him too... super tall american dude too! We at least they got it somewhat "true to character" instead of some dark phili. dude... at least this was believable. And he did a good "HO! HO! HO!" too.
And Eirian's princess dream.. she wore a princess outfit and got to sit on the princess chair at the store..
I loved walking at the supermarkets because they're usually as big as Carrefour here in Singapore and they have the widest array of products that you really cannot find in Singapore.
Eirian's birthday was also a good opportunity to see my grandmother too! I haven't seen her in almost 9 years and she still looks the same as ever.. :) Oh.. and she loved my blouse so much (which I wore for the first time that day only!!) that she asked for it and I passed it to her.
and finally a group shot of my girls, my sisters and me.. other than this.. there was alot of shopping.. a visit to Enchanted Kingdom, which is Philippines mini equivalent to a mini Disneyland and alot of food, food, food and more food. :) So there you have it.. Philippines in an entry.. where the food and drinks are cheap, ambience second to none, service interesting.. people warmer and a culture an experience altogether...