Jul 29, 2009
My eyes are getting worst, not that I'm having visual issues but it's becoming more and more itchy. When it is itchy, my eyes would turn red and I can't help but scratch it off. Sooner or later, it'll be swollen and knowing my small eyes.. I would then have limited visibility. LOL, mukhang bagong gising na intsik or zombie looking.
So I decided to go to an ophthalmologist today. Doctor said it's a sign of allergy. After the drops were given I went home.
I hate being sick. I hope to be back to work tonight.
Jul 28, 2009
For one, they tend to not listen to me and would rather sleep, talk to someone else or ask the US support about the questions they have while I'm discussing.
But I was caught off guard when they handed me their gift.. ah, jacket! I love it. Although I'm thinking it was probably on.. nevermind. It was off white already hahaha. But hey, they thought about me.. they shell out money and they went out of their way to get their damn trainer something.. isn't that thoughtful enough?
I guess YES.
So here's a yell for them! THANK Y'all.
Jul 27, 2009
Let me share you my weekend I'll probably always remember.
My Saturday was the usual.. tried very hard to kill time.
I visited the dental clinic and I was able to finally talk to the TMJ Specialist. My appliance is coming in a week's time for the therapy.
Training Department together with the rest of the support group met at Eastwood Bowling Center to have fun and conduct bowling try outs. I'm no Ms. Sports but I still went and played because I don't want to join the Cheerleading Competition.. please! LOL So I guess it wouldn't hurt to be laugh at and hit the 'kanals' every time. wahehehehe.
I had a great time... ehem, libre eh. All the while, it was raining hard outside. I don't know how much rain there was so I had no idea what awaits us.
Almost 8PM, I was with dette and her daughter; we decided to take a cab going home. The cab had a hard time getting us out of Broadway area.. seems like water is beginning to rise in low areas/ streets. But a couple of U-turns, rights and lefts... we finally took the Sta. Mesa route and turned right I guess somewhere to take Espana.
And lo and behold, the taxi couldn't get through any further... we're trapped. Wherever we look, it seems like we're not going anywhere. The street before us was flooded, a lot of people were stranded looking for ways to get out of the major road. We decided to get off the cab because it was pointless to find another route, we're gonna have to take a flooded area one way or another. But we were persistent. We saw... there were still jeepneys, buses and fx so we rode a jeep thinking that it will survive and pass the flood...
In the middle of the waist deep flood, the engine of the jeep stopped. People around were yelling and clapping that we should take a dip in the water and walk instead (ugh!). We waited, calculated our terms and plans as to what to do next. Good thing Kristel has a friend nearby.. less than a hundred steps from where we're at that we can probably go to. In order for us to get there, either we walk, swim or ride on top of a regular sidecar. We opted for the latter. For a mere 50 pesos, the three of us were politely ushered by the owner of the pedicab who's entire body.. ehem, nearly up to the boobs... was submerged in water. Yep, she was she. We skillfully and successfully able to sit on top of the sidecar (bubong in short)- how? I'll leave that to your imagination. FYI - I didn't see the seat of the side car, that's how deep the water was.
To cut the story short, we spent the night in someone else's house. I went home 5AM the next morning. It was a little embarrassing considering I don't know the family. But they were very accommodating.. so mycah and mom.. Thank you very much for letting us in!
I guess this happens.. only in the Philippines!!
Jul 20, 2009
Finally, I got the right dentist (perhaps) who can cater to my needs..
Yesterday mama and I went to the dentist to have our teeth checked. The dentist refused to treat any of my tooth problem first as I do have TMJ Deficiency.
So after series of Q&A, here's the plan:
- They need a TMJ x-ray first
- The X-ray would determine what appliance I need
- The appliance will take 6 months to fix my TMJD
- Then after, I can get my treatments done- fillings, etc.
- Then orthodontics/braces follow after
.. Hopefully, beautiful and painless smile is a year away.
Jul 17, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
LAS VEGAS – So Brock Lesnar, in the parlance of pro wrestling, had gone straight heel.
After bludgeoning Frank Mir to retain the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight championship at the hyped UFC 100, the former pro wrestling star decided to put on a real show.
Lesnar ran around the octagon flipping off the Mandalay Bay Events Center crowd with both middle fingers. He shouted at Mir as the challenger sat on a stool trying to regain his equilibrium. Mir stood up and they went sort of nose-to-broken nose before Lesnar cackled with laughter.
In the post-fight interview, Lesnar encouraged the booing fans to “keep going” before continuing to taunt Mir.
No one and nothing was spared. Lesnar even turned his attention to the UFC itself, which paid him an estimated $3 million for the fight, pointing at the giant Bud Light advertisement in the middle of the octagon.
“I’m drinking a cooler full of Coors Light, Coors Light because Bud Light won’t pay me anything.”
Anything for the children at home, big guy?
“Hell, I might even get on top of my wife tonight.”
With his clown-show antics, Brock Lesnar just became the greatest villain in modern fighting. From refusing to tap gloves prefight in a sportsmanlike ritual to this over-the-top rant that came right out of the silly wrestling circus.
“Straight WWE,” said a stunned Dana White, the president of the UFC. “Brock went so far over the top tonight I can’t even describe it. I don’t think in the history of the UFC we’ve ever done anything like that.”
Postfight, White pushed his way into Lesnar’s crowded locker room and took the big guy into the bathroom for a private “discussion.” Lesnar himself described it as “a whip-the-dog session.”
“With women in here you don’t want to know what I said,” White said. It worked, Brock showed up at the press conference smiling, supposedly contrite and even drinking a Bud Light.
“First and foremost I want to apologize,” Lesnar said. “I acted very unprofessionally after the fight. I screwed up and I apologize. I apologize to Bud Light. I’m not biased, I drink any beer.”
It was mostly a chance for laugh lines, but it was still an apology. Lesnar said the pent-up energy of avenging a loss to Mir caused him to go crazy. “I’m a sore loser,” he said. “I don’t like to get beat. I believe I gave that fight to him. So there was a lot of emotion in this fight for me.
“Man, I was so jacked up. I’m used to selling pay-per-view tickets. I come from a business that is purely the entertainment business.”
And so that was the excuse. Lesnar didn’t flip, he just flipped the switch back into Vince McMahon’s operation where nothing is too over the top. The UFC, however, is real and it has tried to position itself not as a blood sport but one based on sportsmanship and mutual respect.
Lesnar did the UFC no favors in that regard. And neither did veteran Dan Henderson, who dropped a vicious forearm smash on an already knocked out and prone Michael Bisping on the undercard. Henderson then admitted he did it on purpose to avenge prefight trash talk. The UFC even went on to award him its $100,000 “knockout of the night” bonus. White also gave Henderson a talking to, but Henderson still said it “felt good.”
The damage done to the UFC’s mainstream momentum remains to be seen. While some will be repulsed, others will be drawn in. It’s cage fighting, after all. Things get out of hand.
That this occurred on the promotion’s biggest night, when the numerical significance of the card was expected to bring in a large first-time audience, wasn’t appreciated by the UFC. The night was electric and highly entertaining. And while it is likely to most offend people who weren’t disposed to giving mixed martial arts a chance in the first place, White was aghast at Lesnar’s act. This isn’t what he built. This isn’t what he wanted.
“What he’s doing out there tonight is not real,” White said. “You don’t have to act like something you’re not. This isn’t the WWE. I don’t ask these guys to act crazy so we get more pay per views. That’s not the business I’m in.”
In the meantime, the cementing of Lesnar’s reputation as the promotion’s most hated man is done.
“Brock hasn’t made himself very loveable,” White said. “They hate Brock.” For the UFC, a classic villain is business gold. He’s the ultimate leading man for the organization. Some loathe him. Some love him. No one can ignore him. For those seeking his comeuppance however, there isn’t a WWE storyline that can be written to stop him.
Lost in the antics was Lesnar’s performance, a brilliant effort that showed both his growth as a mixed martial artist and the immense potential. The question becomes, who the heck can tame this mountain of a man from the Minnesota woods?
Shane Carwin? Cain Velasquez? Mir in a final chapter of a trilogy of fights? No doubt they’ll get a chance, and no doubt they stand a chance.
The greatest beneficiary of each Lesnar snarl, however, lives in Stary Oskol, Russia, a man named Fedor Emelianenko who is considered the No. 1 heavyweight (if not pound-for-pound fighter) in the world. If anyone has the knockout power to stop the 6-3, 265-pound Lesnar, it’s Emelianenko.
Fedor doesn’t fight in the UFC though. He’s with its rival promotion, Affliction. He’ll fight Aug. 1 in Anaheim, Calif., in what is the last match of his contract. Affliction is hoping to re-sign him until 2012, but the UFC will come hard after him. More now then ever. And that means money, big money.
“Eventually Fedor is going to be here,” White said. “I want Fedor. We’ll end up getting that deal done and then we’ll do Brock vs. Fedor and we’ll do a huge fight.”
Time will tell, but the pressure to sign the elusive Russian has been ratcheted up. A villain was born and there isn’t an obvious superhero in sight. The UFC brought Brock Lesnar over from the WWE for just this kind of a sensation. And the big man has delivered – the good, the bad and the embarrassing.
Only Dana White has no scriptwriters that can contain him.
Jul 11, 2009
We actually lost a friend. At such a young age, Lord decided to finally take her back. I'm not sure how young she is.. She's a niece to our distant cousins.. may she rests in peace.
Next.. I know Remyxx is supposed to have another catch up meeting to help Lucky prep on her upcoming wedding but I think I missed it this week.. and will miss it on the next. I'm booked, sorry guys. Will catch up on the next ones. And nga pala.. I contacted the singers for the reception - their talent fee is 8K daw. Please let me know.
I don't know what else to share..
... work tonight. finally, my class is off to production. wohooooooo
Jul 2, 2009
How cruel can you people get?
I went to Makati Med Emergency after work to have myself checked. They ruled out H1N1 virus although my fever kicked up to 38.2. I was able to finish my class but I was just sitting the entire shift. I almost could not do it. My eyes were swollen (I don't know what reason), there were times that I can't bear the cold - to think I was wearing a thick sweater.
Turned out my fever was caused by a Urinary Tract Infection which I had when I was in high school, and that unfortunately recurred.
I didn't make it to work last night because I know I badly needed a rest. I'm going to work tonight.
I just hate it when I am trying to show my best all the time but the worst always comes out. I would always remember how ugly I am when I'm sick. ugh.