Monthly Archives: June 2017

Sa trabaho ko…

Sa trabaho ko, usapan  between me and my Filipino Guest (“guest”– not passenger and not customer.) 

Standard na sa akin na  sa bawat tanong meron na akong parang naka handang kasagutan. Yung sinasabi ko at yung sagot ko sa utak ko. Yes… minsan may pagka obnoxious ako… pasensiya po! Sa isip ko lang, either talagang interested ang tao o gusto lang maging polite para hindi ko isispin na “snobs” sila…I don’t really care! Actually trabaho lang po ito. Either i am really happy at magaan ang loob ko sa Pinoy guest ko or I don’t really mind and just do my usual routine.

Ang problema, para sa akin kasi, pagsasayang ng oras ang small talk na ganito ang takbo…. hehehe.

Pinoy guest:  san ka dito nakatira?

Me:  malapit po sa Frankfurt  (answer in mind: ahhmm, sa China? hello nasa Frankfurt tayo!)

Pinoy guest:  matagal ka na dito sa Europa?

Me:  hindi naman po masyado… (mga 2 dekada… interesado ka nga ba talaga?)

Pinoy guest:  san ka nagta trabaho?

Me:  ahhhmmm… (guest kaya kita sa trabaho ko? tanungin pa ba??)

Pinoy guest:  may asawa ka? Ilan ang mga anak mo? 

Me:   opo… wala po.


Pinoy guest:  ahhh… so matagal ka na pala dito???

Me:  taas kilay , nanlaki mata at napa nga-nga– …like… huh?? anyare?

Ok, inaamin ko passive naman kasi ang mga sagot ko sa mga tanong niya, kasi medyo obvious naman talaga.

Kala ko nga medyo stating facts nalang siya at hindi na asking question, hahaha!




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I am Seven…

I have to go to work early today. And since midnight I have been in front of my PC just vegetating.

I couldn’t sleep last night. After watching 2 episodes of my current KD favorite, I laid in bed tossing and turning. Sleep was eluding me. Hence, I got up instead and decided to update my blog. Topic??? Hmmm… it seems to be a hard task for me to express my thoughts and feelings through my blog nowadays. That’s why, my little space in the web has just been gathering dust and spider’s webs for a long time now. No excuses… my muse just abandoned me!

Anyways, as I sat like a “blue straw hat” on my head… the thought came to me. I wondered what time of day I was born or perhaps what time in the night?

Looking it up through some documents that I meticulously kept with me since I migrated to Europe, I found out that I was born on a Monday and it was the 297th day of that year at 09:30 hour in the morning. That is a little over 4 decades in counting. If I were born at night, I would have been born under the “Waning Gibbous Moon” – which is the first phase after the full moon. Interestingly, “an individual born under the Waning Gibbous Moon often seems wise beyond their years, with an enhanced ability to parse their experiences and learn from them. This tendency also makes them particularly good teachers and communicators”.

“Born under the Waning Gibbous Moon, you may be driven by the desire to understand and explain – but also need to learn to be more accepting of the fact that not all people have the desire to listen, and that doesn’t necessarily make them inferior to you – it could be that they already have a deeper or different understanding of the topic. Or perhaps it’s simply not the right time. Other people may find you frustrating if you lecture them and talk down to them in a patronizing way. No matter how good your intentions are, you can come off as arrogant and condescending, like you’re always placing yourself in a position of superiority. Learning when to talk, and when to let others talk, is the core challenge that you have to overcome on the path to self-actualization.”

Luckily, I was born on a morning. The qualities of someone born under a waning Gibbous moon is somewhat not my to my liking… 

Browsing further, I read that qualities and criterion follows a Life path number Principle.

Following my birthday numbers, I found out that my Life Path number is 7 whereas per Chinese numerology I belong to Group 5. This life path number is supposedly representing analysis, awareness and understanding. I am, according to this direction a searcher and the seeker of the truth. 

To quote:  “Sevens have an air of mystery and do not want you to know who they are. Intellectual, analytical, intuitive, reserved, natural inclination towards spiritual subjects, aloof, loner, pessimistic, secretive, and insecure; are some of the qualities of those born into the Seventh Life path. A person who has a Life Path 7 is a thinker. If your Life Path is a 7 you are wise and studious. You seek truth and wisdom in all that you do, and search for the underlying answers in everything. Your tendency is to be a perfectionist, and you expect the same from those around you. But Sevens can be a loner too. They need to learn to have faith, otherwise they tend to become very cynical and their means of escape would be though drugs, alcohol, work and geography- to escape as far away as possible physically. Their love for natural beauty: ocean, green grass, plants, flowers etc., help them to escape unpleasantness that they cannot handle.” (

Read more here.

According to some website that I visited, I have an affectionate and very spiritual personality. I am a romantic at heart and somehow, also tend to be mysterious. In relationships, I am very demanding and I prefer to keep it private. I love my siblings, my family. Furthermore, I tend to expect a certain high level of loyalty from friends.

Following the life path number analysis and those that are mentioned on other sources, the description of my personality is very somehow (except for the intellectual and analytical part),  right on target!

Opal is named to be my modern birthstone while Jasper is my mystical birth stone according to the Tibetan origin of ideas. In this line, my zodiac gemstone is known to be Chrysolite. And the birthday stone for the day, a Monday, is Pearl.

What I really do find amazing is the fact that these mentioned stones composes my very own collection of personal ornaments. Bracelets, earrings and necklaces… including stone collections from places that I have visited in the past. I have been doing this long before I found out that these precious stones are connected to my personal preferences based on my birth date.

So, there you go. That’s me.

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Martial Law in Mindanao

History is indeed repeating itself!

Way back in 1971, Marcos put the Philippines under the Military regime-governed by of course The Marcos’s and their cronies.

Way back then and for some years it was a grueling fight for democracy and human rights of the people against the people who were in power.

Way back then I can only recall the salvages, the deaths and disappearances of public workers and journalists and anybody who declared that they were against  the family leading the country.

It was a dark and scary world then. Until the time that the Philippines was freed from the grasps of those ogres in Power.. and started living a democracy led Government for the people and by the people.

But, like all other good things in life, it never lasts for very long.

Last May 23, 2017 Martial was declared in Mindanao. A few days after that, the current president was already saying over media that the situation might not be isolated in Mindanao and that it may be that not long after, he will have to declare the whole Nation under the military governance.

Yesterday a reported bombing incident in Manila was then declared as another terrorist attack. Luckily, it was not bought by the media and the people. It was, in the end declared as “a private individual’s resort to personal problems”. Not like as claimed earlier that it was a terrorist attack by ISIS.

It’s been quiet for some time now. Martial Law in Mindanao is planned to last last 60 days. Hopefully!

Every one, let’s be vigilant. Let’s pray that the situation in Mindanao will not worsen. Let’s hope and hang on to democracy for our beloved country, the Philippines.

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