Monday, July 23, 2012

Certified Chismosa

I don't know how many times I'll be caught on camera, looking like nothing but a gossiper.

Remember last year, I was also caught red handed in one of my off-guard moments?

some time in April 2011

Well, this year, I have the same classic photo when I attended a children party this month.
geez, look at my eyes! and my facial reaction!!!

Chismosa is a Filipino/Spanish term for a gossipy or meddlesome woman. A quidnunc; a gossipmonger; a shit-talker. Someone who is always absorbed in other people's business. LOL

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Quel horreur !

And then an embarrasing thing happened...

While walking to Metro station this morning, my right foot stepped on a thin wood or something and I slipped and fell. It happened so fast and on my mind I was saying this "Oh no! Is this really happening? Am I really falling? On the sidewalk?? During rush hour?!?" I was in denial. LOL.

Yes, the inevitable happened, I fell flat on my left knee and hands to the ground. I stood up scratching my left knee saying "shit! shit! shit!"

I thought no one witnessed my epic fail because I see nobody and there was a vehicle parked in front of me but when I looked behind me, I saw people from a distance rushing toward the station staring at me as if they were telling me "WE SAW YOU!"

Quel horreur !
Exhibit A. The scratch on my left shoe (I'm wearing flats.)

Exhibit B. The bruised left kneecap

Shitty things don't happen everyday but when it does, it does BIG TIME.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Was He Drunk Last Night?

They say the only people who tell the truth are drunkards and children.

Not true. Children, these days, have the greatest imagination and they are more INVENTIVE. They know how to create, add or deduct and end every stories. Drunkards, oh don't trust them, LOL. They have the same creativity level with children.

My point, if your husband/bf/partner/spouse/whatever-you-call-it is drunk and he starts blabbing stuff such as girls who like him blah blah blah.

The first thing you should do is NOT to get jealous. Never ever let those words/stories get into you no matter what.

Second, check the consistencies of the stories. Most of the time he switches names or forgets the names, and whenever he repeats his story, the name changes or it's a different version.

Third, make a mental note about everything he said. Because in the morning, he won't remember anything or at least pretend that he doesn't/can't remember. Don't be upset about it or fight with him if he said something like Pauline got naked in front of me, Jasmine got a crush on me, Elodie wants to have babies with me and follows me everywhere I go, etc.

Fourth, wait for the next day, he'll ask you or say something like "what happened last night, I was so drunk.."

Last, answer him with something like this, "Oh you just said that you got naked in front of Pauline, you got a crush on Jasmine and wants to have a baby with Elodie and follows her everywhere she goes, etc." LOL.

Always say the exact opposite. It would be fun, I promise. Because he won't object nor say "that's not what I've said!". In case he does, it will only prove that he remembers everything.

Subtle revenge :p

Saturday, July 14, 2012

There's Always a First Time for Everything

Fish Market

Last Fri (not yesterday), it was my first time to set my foot on Deira Fish Market and it was overwhelming to see fresh seafood beaucoup. My roomies and I went there past 8am and it was 42°C, we were there for about an hour and bought a lot - salmon, sherry, squid, lobster, prawns, crabs and other types of fish.

The fish market is, apparently, uncomfy. Aside from the noise (of course LOL), it's so hot there, although it wasn't a closed area but it's the tin roof that causing a lot of heat. Feels like oven there, I've no idea how people can stay there all day. And what I hate most is when we went home, I was smelling like a fish. My clothes and even my underwear were all stinky. I showered like I've never showered before, no exaggeration, I shampooed my hair twice but still it stunk. After showering I immediately washed my smelly clothes and poured downy on them and pondered I don't think I'll be going back there anymore. LOL

The Amazing Spider-Man in 3D

It's been 3.5 years since I've watched a movie in the cinema. Yep, that long.

Three hours ago I went to watch The Amazing Spider-Man, my first time to see a movie in 3D. Well, I was surprised that it has Arabic and French subtitles (my sister said I was obviously havent gone to cinema for so looong). If you are wondering how was the movie and my experience, well, movie was okay, not very good, not bad either. In short, I was not that amazed. I think it's not worth watching in 3D. The only scene that I felt like I was in there was when I dodged the falling debris. I was more entertained by the giggles of 2 little Arab boys sitting near me. Their reactions on some scenes like when Parker was starting/discovering his spidery-self were contagious, I couldn't help but giggle too. LOL.

This is all for now, It's almost 3am here, I need to get up in 3.5 hrs to get ready for work. Good night/morning everyone :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Thoughts on Sophie's World (A Novel About the History of Philosophy)

Mission accomplished! I'm done reading Sophie's World ahead of schedule (target date was July 15). I tell you, the book is NOT a bagatelle.

How I wish I had read it long time ago. If only I did, I would have had religiously read more GOOD books... I'll make a career out of reading because I had never learned something or anything like it at school.

Reading Sophie's World is like having a short course in Philosophy class. You'll have a greater understanding of philosophy and later as you reach half of it, you would able to distinguish philosophers from each other. The terribly exciting thing happens in the mid part of the book (in my case, it makes me in denial), you wouldn't want to put it down.

Anyway, I don't want to spoil it so I'll say no more but here's a synopsis of the book:
Looking in her mailbox one day, a fourteen-year-old Norwegian schoolgirl called Sophie Amundsen finds two surprising pieces of paper. On them are written the questions: Who are you? and Where does the world come from?

The writer is an enigmatic philosopher called Alberto Knox, and his two teasing questions are the beginning of an extraordinary tour through the history of Western Philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Sartre. In a series of brilliantly entertaining letters, and then in person, Alberto Knox opens Sophie's enquiring mind to the fundamental questions that philosophers have been asking since the dawn of civilisation.
If you are busy or lazy or both, you can read it on Sparknotes and commentary on the book can be found here

There was a movie and a tv series based on this book.. I shall see it soon.

Vi sees!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

This is not about you.

It's been a while since I had someone to tag me. *grins*

Thanks Gemini Girl!

The 11 random facts about me (plus mon photo), which I think a repeat as I have done this before but anyway they are:

1.  I go to Twitter when I'm terribly angry, terribly miserable and terribly bored.

2.  My user name on Twitter is 3ioni [ayooni], the arabic for "my eyes". Please stalk me there :p

3.  I have 24 likers on my Facebook page. Hahaha. If you are interested, you can go through it

4.  I am currently reading "Sophie's World" which is now eating my brain. But seriously, I am looking at everything (noticing and appreciating) around me in entirely different way now because of that.

5.  Language is my passion. From Español filipino to English to Nihongo to Français to 3rabish. 

6.  I was born in the island (province/rural area) and spent the first 10 years of my life there. My family migrated in a northern Manila suburb (slum area) when I was 10.

7.  I went to 3 different public elementary schools. I spent my 1st, 3rd & 4th grades in one school, 2nd grade in another school in pursuit of finding a better teacher LOL (both in the province). My 5th & 6th grades were in Manila suburb.

8.  I was excellent in Math and wanted to be an Engineer but since my parents couldn't afford to send me to an Engineering school (my sister was in her final year in a private university that time), I went to a state-university and took Broadcast Communication as per my sister suggestion.

9.  I was always the dumbest English student in my class from grade school to high school to university.

10. My 1st job interview in Manila was with Equitable (now BDO) one of the leading banks there. Aside from the fact that I couldn't express myself in English properly when I was asked to tell about my family I just said, I have a happy family. LOL. Obviously I wasn't prepared..

11. My 1st job interview in Dubai was with Middle East Aston Martin in the Emirates Towers, I was too nervous and found myself struggling with English. I know because the job interviewers (a British guy and an Indian guy) asked me if I know English or something like that. Of course, I didn't get the job. LOL. 

And my answers to the 11 questions: 

1. What's your favorite hobby?
  • Reading and sometimes stalking, LOL
2. What would you like to learn?
  • I'd like to further my studies, get a master degree or continue my French/Arabic studies or another foreign language.
  • I'd like to learn to sing or play musical instruments, to belly dance, to pole dance, to cook, to wear stilletos, science, physics, psychology, sociology and some random things.
3. Do you like to read? If yes, what kind of books do you like to read?
  • Novels, humor, culture, news, blogs, celebs, travel, anything interesting.
4. Have you made any kind of da'wah (calling to Islam) or enjoined any good deed this week?
  • I gave my roomie my left over Benzac to treat her pimples few days back. I considered it as a good deed... 
5. What is the first thing you do after you wake up?
  • Check my phone for the time. Drink water. Go to the bathroom to pee, brush my teeth and shower (not in that order). TMI. LOL
6. What's the website on the internet you can't ignore any day?
  • Facebook. Gmail. Ymessenger.
7. Any favorite websites you want to share?
  • I don't have those favorites.. anything goes but where I get my TV shows, movies etc.
8. Do you talk to yourself? (nope, I'm not assuming you're crazy, hehe)
  • All the time. Especially if I'm practicing my French and Arabic :D
9. What do you hate cleaning the most?
  • Toilet bowl.
10. Who influences you most in your life?
  • Everyone who walks in and out of my life.
11. Are you glad you finished these boring questions? (hehe)!!
  • Is it over? But I want to answer more... :p

Your Turn

Get inspired... tag yourself here and do the following:

1) Post 11 random facts about yourself - done

2) Answer the 11 questions I asked - done

3) Tag (11) other bloggers and create (11) questions for them to answer.
- whoever reading my blog, pls feel free to tag yourself here and let me know so I can read yours. pls answer the same 11 questions above.

4) Inform those that you tagged them