Monday, April 7, 2008

Laugh, and make it loud

The past few weeks i've been laughing like crazy at the silliest ideas. and it alwaaays feels so good. haha! tipong hinihika ka na sa katatawa. lagi na ko pinagsasabihan ngayon: "hoy, rox! sobra!! anlakas!" mas lalo tuloy nakakatawa. barkada lagi ko kasabay tumawa ngayon edgee lalo na..nakakaasar na daw tawa naming dalawa..malamang, sila sila rin naman pinagtatawanan namin eh. ahahaha!! masarap dahil dyan, eto..the benefits of laughter.

Laughter dissolves tension, stress, anxiety, irritation, anger, grief, and depression. Like crying, laughter lowers inhibitions, allowing the release of pent-up emotions. After a hearty bout of laughter, you will experience a sense of well-being. Simply put, he who laughs, lasts. After all, if you can laugh at it, you can live with it. Remember, a person without a sense of humor is like a car without shock absorbers

***Medical researches have found that laughter boosts the immune system. The study of how behavior and the brain affect the immune system is called psychoneuroimmunology. Though still in its infancy, this science is rapidly gaining much attention as mankind strives to understand the mind-body relationship.

***Laughter reduces pain by releasing endorphins that are more potent than equivalent amounts of morphine.

***Humor helps integrate both hemispheres of our brain, for the left hemisphere is used to decipher the verbal content of a joke while the right hemisphere interprets whether it is funny or not.

->intellectual pa pala ang pagtawa

***Laughter adds spice to life; it is to life what salt is to a hard-boiled egg.

***Develop your sense of humor and you will find you are more productive, a better communicator, and a superior team player.

***Everyone loves someone who can make them laugh. The more you share your sense of humor, the more friends you will have.

->depende siguro when you laugh WITH them or AT them.

***Humor brings the balance we need to get through the turbulence of life comfortably.

***Laughter is even equivalent to a small amount of exercise. It massages all the organs of the body, according to Dr. James Walsh.

***A sense of humor can help you accept the inevitable, rise to any challenge, handle the unexpected with ease, and come out of any difficulty smiling.

"Humor isn't about merely telling jokes; it's the way we view the world."

akalain mong malalim din ang pagtawa.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I always get to this point. So many things going, energy level up, focus, commitment, everything's just there, and then in a snap it's all gone. Slack off. I get tired even when I do nothing, I get annoyed at the slightest mistake, I become apathetic even with the most important things. Laaabo. And it's a pattern..well,so far..(two years pa lang naman) happens during the last part of the semester...where all the "final" stuff are supposed to be done. How do I snap out of this? *sigh* I have to finish strong,I know..but have I really started?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Pleasure of Chocolate and Good Friends

Last wednesday was sooooo fun. "Fun" sure tells a lot. *sarcasm* No, was sweet.--literally. We have planned Wednesdays to be special nights at home for the whole month of February, and last wednesday night was "Chocolate Night". There was Toblerone, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Crunch, M&Ms, Black Chocolate, Vanilla ice cream, and fruits swimming in delicious chocolate syrup. Grabe...indulgence. As expected, hyper kaming lahat...pero dumating sa point na nahihilo na kami sa dami ng chocolates. Pero go pa rin! Haha! Popping M&Ms into our mouths kahit kasasabi lang na "hindi ko na kaya.." Basag na daw sa chocolates.
It was a very different kind of high. The energy level amongst us goes up and down indefinitely. Kakaiba. One moment your head's like floating then sugar rush, then you get sleepy...after a while the energy's up again and you go through the experience all over. Whew!


it's been a super dooper BLESSED year!

the one word which cannot get out of my head since last week: HOPE

for every thing and anything...
lots of good things up ahead, the not-so-good things are inevitably on the way too, and everything in doesn't matter...just hope.

merry christmas, everyone!

Sustained by a Miracle

i have been attempting to blog about this ever since i've heard it from a preaching last novermber 18, and just a week ago i have associated it with 18th birthday. pastor jurray used the phrase "sustained by a miracle" referring to the Israelites when they were delivered out from Egypt and was led through the desert for forty years. their sandals didn't wear off, they never went hungry, there was light to guide them at night, they had all they needed for forty years in a land so dry and barren.

it isn't very unusual for people to get even just a little bit nostalgic when important events such as birthdays or christmas comes along so as i was thinking about the whole age, maturity, growth, learning, experience, friends, family...i was reminded that really, nothing that i have ever had, have, or will ever have, cannot be qualified as gifts.

going back, more than the provision the Israelites enjoyed, it was the transformation within them that is the biggest miracle. eighteen years in my case...and counting.

That's Why you Call it Addiction

The 2008 Starbucks planner is up for grabs. Man, i want it! Haha! Gingerbread Frap was replaced with Praline Mocha. yumm..i've got six stickers already! 18 more to go! Waaah! Text me your invites for starbucks. hahahhaa!!


Grabe..nag-walk out yung isang barkada namin kanina. It wasn't the first time na may nag-walk out dahil sa pangaasar ko but this time...ewan ko ba bat bigla akong napaisip kung malakas ba talaga akong mang-asar o insensitive ako sobra, pagod siya, tumawa ng sobrang lakas yung buong barkada, nakakaasar talaga yung ginawa ko o pikon lang talaga's so weird. I'm guilty,yes...pero isa lang naman yung ginawa ko..Dahil sa stolen pic nya na in-upload ko sa friendster. Ahahahaha!! Kasi naman nakakatawa talaga! And it's not the first time I did that.. weird talaga yung "guilty feeling" ko ngayon...parang first time.

It's Sembreak!!

And I'm soooo lovin' it!

Hahahahaha!! Ano kaya magandang gawin?! Yung hindi pang-bum, for a change.

Bury me with Books

In light of the revived excitement I had for books a couple of weeks ago, I've decided to make a list of the novels I have read since third year highschool. I was a little disappointed with the numbers but in the end convinced myself that the books I've read were all good.

1. The Alchemist- where it all started. I think it was Kay who introduced the book to me. Thanks!

2. The Valkyries- nope, not in order anymore. This book is just okay. About angels..a little over mysterious.

3. The Devil and Ms.Prymm- a book about temptation, released I think last year...By this time, I was already so used to Paulo's style of writing that I didn't appreciate it much.

4. Veronika Decides to Die- loved this book!! gives you a new perspective in life, makes you appreciate its beauty.

5. By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept- argh. love story..hated it. mushy and all..but still very Paulo-ish.

6. The Zahir- indecent obsession. haha! it's freaky, but nice..

7. Like the Flowing River- a compilation of short stories and essays..amazing thoughts wonderfully written.

8. Eleven Minutes- yah, a book about's nice how Paulo Coelho took a new angle at sex and went on with his usual stuff "the universe etc." ahaha!
----all of the above are Paulo Coelho's books.

9. Tuesdays with Morrie- very very good read. Life lessons. What I shall never forget however, is the Tension of Opposites. "Which side wins?" "Love wins. Love always wins."

10. The Five People you Meet in Heaven- my favorite was the Captain who taught about sacrifice. He said: "When you sacrifice something you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else."

11. For One More Day- it's like a tribute for moms. Well written as always. Mitch Albom's very simple style in writing is very much engaging.

12. The Da Vinci Code- hmm...the sensational. Don't watch the movie if you appreciate the book.

13. Angels and Demons- better than the The Da Vinci. Church vs Science. Very interesting.

14. Deception Point- another good read from Dan Brown. The twist however is almost similar to earlier books.

15. Digital Fortress- Confirmed. Same twists, same style..very predictable. Amusing though. He never fails to make you want to turn that page to just one more..always one more.

16. It's Not About Me- Max Lucado writes as if he's just having coffee with you. Here he talks about doing everything for God's glory. Performing to an audience of one.

17. Chronicles of Narnia, Books 1-3- Those three books made me cry so many times. It's very imaginative, and yet very takes you to a whole new world.

18. Harry Potter Series- don't have to say a lot. I like J.K. Rowling's surprises, choice of words, and imagination.

19. The Giver by Lois Lowry- a very weird book. I do not understand why I read it. It's about a community alienated from the rest of the world; they separate the "fives", the "sevens" and all..delegate tasks to the children and there's this one who's chosen to receive all the memories of their people.

20. Bob Ong's A B N K K B S N P L AKO?- very entertaining.

21. Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas

22. Ang Alamat ng Gubat- captures our politics well.

23. MacArthur- reflection of our society..the poor specifically.

24. Stainless Longganisa- for journalists.

25. Dekada '70 by Lualhati Bautista- used this as a novel analysis for Hist114. The always controversial Marcos regime.

26. Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus (not sure with the spelling)- very childish at first glance but it's deep..implies a lot of things using very simple words.

27. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden- dramatic. I haven't watched the movie yet.

So there..a total of 36 books in three years. I might have missed out some but that's the most of it.

Reading reallly is one of life's greatest delight! It takes you places unknown and introduces you to all possibilities.