Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Reeve Carney+Bono and the Edge=Heaven!

Posted by The Queen Bee at Tuesday, August 16, 2011 0 comments
I've been wanting to hear U2 again and since that performance in the American Idol Finals, I've been searching for this song on you tube and searching for the guy's name too, so it's Reeve Carney. The song  I'm talking about is part of the soundtrack of the new Spiderman movie which is called Rise Above.  When I finally got to see the video, I kept on playing it over and over again because knowing U2, I know the lyrics must have a lot of meaning.  And as expected, I have come to love a line in this new song that I recite to myself over and over whenever I begin to feel irrational.  It says "It's time for reason.  Has a heart had enough, it's time to let go and rise above."  The line perfectly describes my predicament.  Now I can't wait for the movie, there's so much to watch out for, a different Peter Parker, a different MJ and a different costume. I hope we won't be disappointed. Now so much for the blabber, here's the video. Enjoy!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

It's Kadayawan Festival in Davao City

Posted by The Queen Bee at Monday, August 15, 2011 0 comments
Let the festivities begin as the Kadayawan Festival of Davao City was officially opened this afternoon at the People's Park in this city.  Kadayawan Festival which is celebrated every third week of August is a celebration of thanksgiving for bountiful blessings.  So when August kicks in, the city is ushered into a month of full of merriment and the one that most of us look forward to, a month filled with holidays.  In fact, August 19 has already been declared a non-working holiday for Davaoenos in celebration of the Kadayawan.  If you're in for some fun, you might want to join and go see one of the activities lined-up for this year's Kadayawan. Here's what's cooking:

Agro-Industrial  Trade Fair Exhibit - this is a must-see event for those who loves flowers and plants.
SM City of Davao
August 1-31

Hudyakaan - I don't wanna miss this one this year, I'd love to try foodtripping on a budget.
Roxas Ave.
August 15-22

Hiyas ng Kadayawan Finals - Find out who will be crowned as this year's most beautiful and smartest.
Davao City Recreational Center
August 17, 6PM

Sayaw Mindanaw 
August 16-18
SM City of Davao

Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan - it's one of the highlights of the Kadayawan Festival where participants compete in a choreographed streetdance which is anchored on indigenous celebration.  This is held in the major streets of Davao City.
August 20, 1PM
R.Magsaysay Avenue to San Pedro St.

Pamulak sa Kadalanan - A floral parade where floats of competing groups are adorned with fruits and flowers.
August 21

The ones I listed above are just some of the major happenings in Davao City this week, of course there will be shows in major malls to expect with celebrities from major networks.  In case you decide to go around, don't forget to bring some moolah with you because I tell you, you will find a lot of good things to  buy.  Did I tell you Abreeza will be opening til midnight on August 21?  Also, don't forget to take pictures!

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

A dream is a wish my heart makes

Posted by The Queen Bee at Sunday, August 14, 2011 1 comments

A dear friend's mom passed away early this month and as I entered the door of the funeral chapel, there was a feeling of nostalgia as I was greeted by the scent of flowers that lay beside the coffin. It was like transporting back to almost two years ago when my pillar of strength went to be with our creator.  Like me, my friend lost her mom to a crippling disease.  We both witnessed how painful it is to see the one who gave us life suffer so much before finally breathing their last.  Those who lost a mom like us knows one will never get over that feeling of loss, no one and nothing can fill the void caused by it.

Since mom went away, I have learned to appreciate the value of dreams.  A dream of mom would make me wake up happy the next day.  The feeling of being with her and being able to see her face to face and feel her touch in a dream is priceless since she left.  The thought of her sends an unquenchable thirst of being able to hug her so every night before I fall in deep slumber, I pray that I'd be with her in my dreams so that even for that moment, I will relive the feeling of having that comforting touch and the feeling of security I haven't felt since she left because I only felt safest with you my momma, I miss you so much.

My mom is probably the strongest person I have ever known, I am inspired by her toughness.  She stood tall despite the barrage of tests that came her way from work, her family, relationships and her health.  The greatest display of strength that mom probably made is asking forgiveness from the person who did her wrong, that person that I cannot forgive because even if my mom had long passed away, he continues to oppress her and deprive her of her rights.  As I write this, I am reminded of how my mom set a good example for me as I continue to struggle with this issue on forgiveness but everything is a process and I have just begun to pick up the pieces and deal with it bit by bit.

I know she has never really left because in my dreams, she tells me she knows what I am going through and she constantly reassures me everything will be alright.  Thank you mommy for being my angel both here on earth and from up above. I love you so much.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Music Monday: Angel by Akon

Posted by The Queen Bee at Sunday, August 07, 2011 3 comments
Good morning Monday! Here's to a great week ahead.  There's no better way to start a great week than to wake up early, thank God and listen to great music.  For this week's Music Monday, I chose this song of Akon which he performed in last year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.  This is probably one of the few most played songs on my Ipod.  Here's the video of Akon performing Angel at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The girls' gorgeous bodies got me green with envy! Makes me feel like Jabba the Hut.

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. Rules are simple. Leave ONLY the ACTUAL LINK POST here and grab the code below and place it at your blog entry. You can grab this code at LadyJava's Lounge Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

PS: Because of spamming purposes, the linky will be closed on Thursday of each week at midnight, Malaysian Time. Thank you!

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Monday, August 1, 2011

The Fab Choco is turning 2!

Posted by The Queen Bee at Monday, August 01, 2011 0 comments
In about 5 days, my most favorite and beloved chocolate labrador in the entire universe is going to turn two year-old.  I am talking about Max, the pet we gave dad when mom passed away almost two years ago.  Time really flies fast because the little naughty puppy that came to our lives in October of 2009 is now a big, brawny dad of 3 healthy puppies.  Despite that, Maxey is still the possessive dog we know.  He gets jealous whenever his masters talk to strangers or pet other puppies. He wants all of our attention to be his and his alone. 

I took this collage of pictures last Saturday, see how pro he has become in projecting himself in front of the camera.  I have been officially dislodged as the reigning camwhore at home.

Max at 3 months old.  This shot was taken after an early morning visit to mom's grave, we stopped by Jollibee for breakfast.  While waiting for us to finish our meal, he settled underneath one of the chairs seemingly bored.  Happy Birthday Good Boy! You're the sweetest dog of all.

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Music Monday: Don't Love You No More

Posted by The Queen Bee at Sunday, July 31, 2011 2 comments

I watched ASAP Rocks this afternoon while cleaning my room and this is one of the songs that they sang.  Their repertoire consists of break up songs and this one from Craig David talks about ending a relationship with no hopes of patching it up.  It hurts so bad to be able to hear this line, I don't love you No More.  Happy are those people who doesn't have to go through the sorrows of having a lost love.

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. Rules are simple. Leave ONLY the ACTUAL LINK POST here and grab the code below and place it at your blog entry. You can grab this code at LadyJava's Lounge Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

PS: Because of spamming purposes, the linky will be closed on Thursday of each week at midnight, Malaysian Time. Thank you!

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The Fifteen Movie Questions Meme

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, July 30, 2011 0 comments

Today we ripped off a man named Max Urai of the site Anomalous Materials. He states that he spotted this meme over at Cinematic Paradox. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing! 

Sunday Stealing: The Fifteen Movie Questions Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Movie you love with a passion. ::Godfather

2. Movie you vow to never watch. ::Forever and a Day! I don't like KC, sorry Mega :)

3. Movie that literally left you speechless. ::The Holiday

4. Movie you always recommend. :: 3 Idiots! you should see that movie.

5. Actor/actress you always watch, no matter how crappy the movie. ::Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie

6. Actor/actress you don’t get the appeal for. ::Cameron Diaz

7. Actor/actress, living or dead, you’d love to meet. ::Heath Ledger and Tom Cruise

8. Sexiest actor/actress you’ve seen. (Picture required!). :: I've seen some but they're not the sexiest. hahah!

9. Dream cast. :: Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore and Al Pacino!

10. Favorite actor pairing. :: It's gotta be Brangelina!

11. Favorite movie setting. :: World War II ;-P

12. Favorite decade for movies. :: This decade of course!

13. Chick flick or action movie? ::Action movie, definitely.

14. Hero, villain or anti-hero? :: it depends because there are villains that I love too, Magneto is one.

15. Black and white or color?:: Life is boring without color so you know what it is.

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Ain't this a pretty blog?

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, July 30, 2011 0 comments
Yey! I decided to tweak my blog's layout tonight and look at the new look, it's prettier and a lot dainty now than the previous one.  The splash of bright colors give me that happy, giddy feeling which is exactly the push that I need right now as I decide to let go of the nightmares of the not so happy past.  Coincidentally, my friend Shieryl also changed hers and we both kinda leaned towards the marshmallowy theme.  Her new template's so sweet! while I have polka dots all over, she had hers in pretty pink stripes. 

It's a quiet Saturday night and I am happy with all the accomplishments I had today.  It was a productive Saturday as I was finally able to find the perennial meimei powder that I was tasked to hunt for my friend.  I'm sure she'll be happy once she check on her mailbox and read the good news.  My sister Amy and I have finally checked out the place we temporarily reserved for dad's 70th birthday.  I'm still not so sure which theme to do but I have a few in mind.  There are a lot of exciting things to look forward to in the coming months and I can't wait for the future to unfold.  Dreary nights are over and happy days are here to stay.  I hope the universe hears what my heart says. Good night y'all in Blogsville.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Because I can't think about anything to blog but I want to blog

Posted by The Queen Bee at Wednesday, July 27, 2011 0 comments
For some unknown reasons, I keep on forgetting the things that I want to blog. So I am posting this picture of this awesome Bumblebee.  This is only one among the handsome cars featured in Abreeza Mall the other week.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sorry Pimples but they don't want you

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, July 23, 2011 9 comments

I am off for some errands this afternoon and I hope that finally this time, I will be able to find this face powder that my best friend from the US is looking for to cure her pimples.  I've asked a few friends about where to find this and some of them said it can be found in one of those Maranao stores in Aldevinco or it can either be found in Bankerohan or some stalls along San Pedro St.. This looks like a one great task since I haven't been to those places for years now.  The face powder we are talking about here is meimei powder, one that I have never heard of.  

My research told me meimei powder is actually made of borax powder, a friend said it's this powder some women use to make their faces smoother and lighter.  The sound of borax somewhat bothers me so I looked it up in Wikipedia and found out that one of its common uses is really for cosmetics, detergents or teeth bleaching to name a few.  Knowing what it is I'm looking for I guess makes the task half done.

Now this idea amuses me since I also have sisters and friends who have been suffering from acne at some point in their lives and they say proactiv has been the only thing that answered their problems with acne.  I remember before that proactiv is not yet available here in the Philippines so my aunt would ask my lola to buy her proactiv in the US for her pimples. Now, my friend in the US says she'd want me to send her meimei powder because it's the tried and tested most effective cure for her pimples and can only be found here in Mindanao.  Different strokes for different folks. Now, I'm gonna close this post and off to do the errand.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

On Senti Mode

Posted by The Queen Bee at Wednesday, July 20, 2011 0 comments
Today is one of those low days for me.  I went back to the same old ways and  fell on the same trap.  It's really hard to let go and move on. I need God's grace to help me through.  Then I remember this song from John Mayer, Heartbreak Warfare, it somehow lifts me up a little when I'm down with the blues again. I look forward to that day when I have finally broken loose from the Frog Prince's spell.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

What's the story Morning Glory

Posted by The Queen Bee at Monday, July 18, 2011 2 comments
I missed blogging! It took me a year to finally realize that I miss my little piece of place here in worldwide web.  So what happened to me? I just got tired of writing. I thought that I needed to spend less time using the internet and experience life in actuality.  And indeed, there were a lot of things that I was able to accomplish while I was away from blogville.  While being virtually present here all the time, it meant leading a sedentary lifestyle in a way because I get to face the monitor and sit for long hours doing blog hops and thinking about what good posts to write.  I'd like to believe that the whole time I spent being away from here was productive.  For one, I am now 10kilos lighter than my old self a year ago and that's because I was able to spend longer hours doing workout.  That's probably one of the reasons too why blogging took a backseat because losing weight was in the forefront of my priorities last year and I am glad that I am able to achieve the result that I wanted.  With that, there was a light bulb on my head that tells me I am capable of getting the things I want as long as I set my heart and sight to that goal.  I'd like to believe too that, that moment is the start of the end of a long era of depression for me.  I have been dead inside for so long now and it's refreshing to see a little seed of hope sprout and that's when I start to appreciate the beauty of life's challenges.

Challenges! they are spices that give life a taste of excitement.  Now I remember that text saying when life throws you lemons....Now why not make lemonade?  I'm so tired of life giving me a hard time with the challenges I've been up to the past years even until this moment.  So I guess it's better for me to throw challenges to myself one after the other and savor each little triumphs so when time comes that life throws another tough one my way, it would be piece of chicken!

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Music Monday: The Good Life

Posted by The Queen Bee at Sunday, July 17, 2011 4 comments
Great morning Universe! I miss doing memes so today I am going to start this week by participating in one of my favorite memes here in Blogland, Lady Java's Music Monday.  I am featuring One Republic's The Good Life as my song of choice for this week.  I love this song and I want this to be my life's theme song, a good life.

Come join us in Music Monday and share your songs with us. Leave ONLY the actual post link on the mister linky code at LJL that I would provide at midnight on each Monday. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The Honesty Meme

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, July 16, 2011 0 comments

Today we ripped off a blogger named Myne Whitman from the blog of Myne Whitman Writes. She states the she got tagged thanks to Sting, the Nigerian Scorpio, for "tagging me in this free therapy". But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing! 

Sunday Stealing: The Honesty Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

Complete the Sentences:

Right now I'm feeling... upbeat!

When I'm alone I feel... sentimental.

When I'm surrounded by people I feel... well it depends what type of people surrounds me.

One thing I hate is... being lied to.

One thing I really like about myself is ... I am resilient.

When I'm feeling sad I... feel like crying.

When I daydream it's usually about... winning the lottery and the things I will be doing once I claim the prize. hehehe...

I'm afraid of... I can't think of anything anymore.

I'm happiest when... my family is happy too.

One thing that really worries me is ... my father's health.

If I could change one thing about myself it would be...to have more discipline.

If I could be with anyone right now I would be with...Adam Levine!!!!! hahaha.

The family member I am closest to is...my sisters.

If I was really honest with my father I would tell him...I wish he's less kinder than he is.

One thing I regret about my life is ...not going for the things that I really want.

If I only had one more day to live I would...bungee jump.

If I was really honest with my mother i would tell her...she should have allowed me to make my own decisions.

One thing about me that nobody knows is...I am not as strong as they think I am.

I hope that someday in the future...I will be able to forgive the person who hurt me.

When I think about my family I feel...safe and blessed.

Something I'm really embarrassed about is...I am always late!

One thing about me I never want to change is...my   loyalty.

One thing I feel really proud of is... I am true to myself and to people around me.

Blogsville has helped me to... learn more, share my ideas, things about myself and it helped me financially too.

One thing I like about blogsville is... that I can write my thoughts and that it gives me the opportunity to earn money too.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Must lose those love handles

Posted by The Queen Bee at Saturday, June 11, 2011 1 comments
It has been seven months since I went back to the gym and have gladly lost 10 kilos since then.  But even if I've lost a great amount of excess body fat, the ones around the belly are the really hard ones to shed.  This plus the fact that I am a voracious rice-eater so getting a six pack abs is big challenge.  It was easier to lose extra poundage during the first few months that I began doing my regular work out but in the past month, I noticed that I have been stuck on a plateau where no matter how rigorous the exercises I have been doing, I am no longer losing weight.  It's beginning to frustrate me even if I am so close to attaining my desired weight so to challenge myself to go on, I am setting this new goal for myself which is to try to get a six-pack abs. 

Though my belly is not as humongous as it used to be a few months back, I still have an ugly amount of fats that's really visible on my stomach area and on the side, the love handles.  Then I searched for videos on youtube last night and found this one great workout that I think will work and I am sharing it with you. I have tried doing this in the gym a few times and I say that it's going to be a little hard at first but persistence is a big help if you really want to get rid of those unsightly love handles.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The "You Can't be Missed Meme" Part 2

Posted by The Queen Bee at Sunday, May 15, 2011 2 comments

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's post. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme's best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme. Let's go!!!

Today we ripped off a blogger and friend known as Cat.  She authors the blog Sweet Memes. It's long, so we will do it in parts. She explains the she from here. No, we don't get that part either. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The "You Can't Be Missed" Meme, Part 2

Cheers to all of us thieves!

16. What was the last thing you did that was totally selfish, yet you feel no guilt? ::munch on all the chocolates left in our fridge

17. Tell us about a film fave of yours that we probably have not seen.:: I guess you've all my fave films.

18. When was the last time you kissed someone that you shouldn't have on the lips? ::there was never a time.

19. When was the last time you cooked something for someone not in your family? ::ages ago.

20. When was the last time you danced like a crazy person? ::I can't even remember

21. When was the last time you just wanted to be invisible? ::last week.

22. When was the last time you got a gift you absolutely hated? ::I am not sure.

23. When was the last time you got into a physical fight? (If NEVER, let us know about a time that you got close to a fight.):: that was years ago.

24. When was the last time you had to sleep with a light on? :: We always sleep with the lights on these days.

25. When was the last time you were under some serious stress? ::last week.

26. When was the last time you watched your favorite movie? :: a long time ago.

27. What song did you most recently downloaded?:: Adele's Someone Like You.

28. What would you say is your favorite hobby? :: blogging? but I got lazy for quite some time.

29. What is your favorite thing to do when you hang out with friends? ::chat and eat.

30. What would you rather do: shower or bathe with that celebrity that you are crushing on? shower!

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