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on the things I miss

I miss waking up in the morning, busy preparing for my breakfast and for my lunch box for work. Wearing my work uniform like an executive, the smell of my wet hair from shower, the drawer that all my bit and pieces was there, the Winnie d pooh bed cover and pillows that I was comfortably hugging it and nobody can use that pillow because that was belong to me.
I miss the fresh air from the country where I grew up, the bayanihan with all the people know you and treated you that you're important , the fiestas that we could eat from one house to another LOL! , the Flores de Mayo, where the kids loves to attend. Preparing little basket of flowers and at the end a coronation who became a May flower of the night.
I miss the coffee of my mother LOL. Coffee out from corn rice and pure coffee, the SUMAN from my Aunt and the BIKO of my mother. The GINATAAN of my father, that he loves most whenever he made dinner for us. Waking up in the middle of the night to savour a fresh soup from sea food…

GT-Pigging Out

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Yes, I was a bit confused with the word pigging out. I thought , the last time you eat pig ,hahaha!!!  But when I read the post of ganda Niko and browsing the  definition of pig-out. I fully understood what does it mean. By the way, in contrary with the meaning of pigging out. The last time I ate pig was 5 years ago.. Hehehe!!! I almost forgot now the taste of the lechon. We cannot buy pig meat here anywhere coz it's forbidden in the religion. Russian non-kosher shop sells pig meat but also limited. However, I have to obey the rules given by management.

Here I am again, want to share the GT-Meme for this week. The last time I pigging out was last week with my cousin Roze as usual. That was my treat  to her because she will go back home (Philippines) and I don't think I still have time to see her before she leave next week. I'm busy "daw".LOL!

We went to Japanika i Restaurant and oh, gosh! I almost spent 200$ that weekend night out. That includes drinks, the reason…

Am I truly brave?

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While working this morning, It came across my mind what Erwin (my fiancee) told me when we have arguments. That, I am so brave. I smiled and asked myself if I am truly brave? then I gave a big laugh for myself of what I was thinking.
So, I listed few things that I would do if I am truly brave.

1. Write my life story and send it to "Maalaala Mo Kaya" 2. Sing in front of the big crowd with confidence. 3. Wear a bikini when I'll be in the Philippine beaches. 4. Indulge more often in luxury 5. To marry a stranger and be a wife and a mother. 6. Learn to say "NO" to my family. 7. Go back in School and be a Management Accountant
There are things I used to do here like wearing a bikini but I don't know if I can do it when I'll be home. The environment, the culture and the people are different. There are restriction and limitation especially I'll be surrounded with conservative family. Hehehe!I will see!
Underneath a libel washes the motorway.

On hangover prevention

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My cousin and I went out last night. After eating our fabulous Dinner at Japanika Suhi Bar we went straight to Temple Bar - Irish Pub which we had a lovely and great time. It was a very cozy ambiance, clean and beautiful. The bar offers to the public over 70 different kinds  of beers, and they have also different kinds of Irish whiskies, liquors and etc accompanied by their Irish dishes. It is an ideal meeting place of friends who wants to have a chat while listening music and having social drinks. It is really a cool place. If I will have an opportunity to go out again, I will come back there and spend sometime with friends who loves social drinks while listening music.But I won't have anymore three glasses of different drinks. Lol! Bartenders are very accommodating and friendly. Which I never regret spending some few shekels as long I enjoyed it.
Well, after having some fun, we always says, "I will never ever drink again". And it happened to me this morning. LOL! Am no…

GT-Buffet Time

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It's GT again and this week theme is what food do I pick first on a buffet table? Hmmm! Hehehe!


When I went last year for a vacation and the hotel displayed a lot of foods in a buffet table. As an oderves or appetizers, which is very common here in Israel, I choose first like a grilled salmon with lemon or mayonaise and green salads! However, I really like seafoods, like lobsters and shrimp. These kind of food , I cannot see on a buffet table here because Israel cannot  eat  fish without fins. It's forbidden for Jewish Religion. 

BC Bloggers Party - Time to know me

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I know it's a late entry but I can't resist  joining as part of BC Bloggers Clubof Paula. Belated  Happy Birthday sis Paula. Wish you happiness and long life. Some of us inspired by you.
Now, it's a revealing secret of who truly I am. Apart from my post on life as a breadwinner and about me categories. I'm a frustrated career woman, a responsible, loving daughter and a sister. Giving  up  my wonderful job for my family  8 years ago and went abroad and be a Caregiver. You can view also my blog Pinoy Life Abroad. Oppss, I'm getting serious here. I get  intimidated hahaha!
By the way, 32 years ago, I was born at  the 10th of April and given a namedIsadora by my lola (as to speak) I don't like my name however when I'm  abroad I've seen and heard of signature shop, boutique and restaurant name Isadora. So, I like it na lang! I am a proud Dabawenya, a country girl from Davao Oriental but moved in the City at age 13. My family called my nick Thata and my friend…

Happy 62nd Independence Israel

The declaration of statehood unified the Jewish people, all over the world. This statehood helps them win the war of Independence and establish the State of Israel.

Last night, Jewish people gathered together again in Tel-Aviv Museum where the first declaration took place. To welcome their 62nd Independence, fireworks explode in each City of Israel, Israeli people wave their National flag while dancing in the street. I can see their unity together, I can feel how happy they were celebrating their Independence especially those people who suffered from Holocaust and their beloved ones died just to fought the war.

One of the trend of this holiday is "barbecue picnic." Everybody can go out and drive without restriction specially to those religious people.

 I was invited for barbecue picnic today, with Sarah and Anne (Sarah daughter)and David(son-inlaw). We went to a beautiful country where Anne's friend live. She does it every year and she always made it lovely. We all had I…

Volcano Chaos

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Few days ago, a huge volcano in Iceland erupted and continues to create problems for European airspace that paralyzed in most Europe countries leaving thousand of passengers stranded. Most airlines grounded across Europe including, Great Britain, Denmark, France and Germany.
Webcam shot of Eyjafjallajökull erupting on April 17, 2010. Photo courtesy by Flicker!
The cancellation of flights due for safety for the people and for the Airline companies. The tiny particles of volcanic ashes could jam up the engine of passenger jets. One jet pilot today has been for his training and seems was alright in the sky. He didn't see anything wrong and managed to land however when they checked the engine of the jet , they saw the damage. 
In spite of that,  European airline are taking test flights to see the effect of the ash on their aircraft in hopes to convince the Euro officials to resume airspace. Now, officials of KLM said that European airspace is safe with exemption of Northern are between I…

on believing myself

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I  think that is so crazy insane how we can get caught out in  life that we forget the foundation of the things that make us who we are. I'm not a writer nor born to be a writer I just love to take notes whatever I think and feel. Back few years ago,   I used to write down all of the things that I know to be true for myself and for life in general... When I sorting out my things today, I stumbled across my notes and saw the list.

This is the notes that I found  today!

1. I've come to realize I try to hard to hold on the things I should let go.
2. I've found a million things in myself that I never thought Its possible to happen.
3. I realize that no mater how much you love someone that doesn't mean they will ever love you back .
4. I can see now that there are no rewards without risk.
5. I know that things have to hurt bad before they ever get better.
6. I've come to realize that no matter how hard I try nothing i ever 100 percent cetain.
7. I've come to reali…

Notes from my diary ..January 23, 2003

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I just wonder why it happen to me? Is this my fate? Lord, please guide me the right way!
* There are those who were mislead into believing that a relationship was right and there are those who were knew that was a sin right from the beginning but may of us even after knowing were going the wrong way still. They choose to take the chance and persitently stay on that road, even if we know of the danger that lurks in its path. 
GOD, always put a"red stop light" along our journey to remind us that we are going to hurt ourselves if we use stubbornly stop on the gas and move on. But he doesn't put a physical barrier to keep us in place. In the end, it is still our choice base on our own free will to stop what is wrong and move on with what is right . 
* You choose not to become part of it not because it was your heart wanted you to do but because it was what your conscience was telling you, girl. I'm glad you looked at GOD stop light and step on the brakes. *

GT-Food Hopping

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The theme for this week is all about most expensive food, we ever had.

I came to the point that expensive food depends to the place where you eat. Some of this food are very delightful and beautiful to look at but when you taste it , it is not your taste at all.

Since I didn't go out more often I invite my cousin to come over every twice a month and we treat ourselves to eat in a posh restaurant. We explore from one restaurant to another every other week. I am always being lucky to  have 50$ extra from the daughter of my patient every time we went out.

 Usually we ended to eat to our favorite restaurant, the "Collins Kitchen and Bar Restaurant" We love their food though expensive but it is worthy to spend such money. As long I enjoyed it I wouldn't mind. I know when I'll be home I can't  have this luxury. Things will be change, so while I'm here I enjoy my life to the fullest. I'm happy being pampered.

Lamb Chop @ Soho Restaurant for 98nis equivalent …

Relax and Swim

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Though its not yet summer here but the pool is open already for the people who are residents in the complex. Spring time is always lovely here, the weather is so pleasant.
Last year, I became a pool member  and my employer payed my membership since my patient staying there the whole summer days. Unfortunately, my swimming ideas are so poor so I couldn't swim like those youngster or even children who swam very good. The daughter of Sarah told me if I am willing to learn then they will hire a coach for me  and they will pay over. It was a pleasure for me to accept the offer.

So, I learned how to swim last year. My first lesson was so great as I remembered. My coach , Dianna , was kind and very supportive with me. It was July, and even was extremely hot and I was worried I become tanner/darker LOL. I never take noticed the heat of the sun because I want to know the right movement and the right breathing in swimming. Yes, I have ideas but to do the right thing wasn't enough. I disco…

Learned from Lies

Post from my Friendster Blogs
grrrr!!!! cold and freezing
yesterday, i was setting alone in the balcony while watching the halestorm outside drops from above.. Thanks GOD, Israel needs rain badly. It was a stormy weather, like the storm I’ve been through in my life. I don’t want to look back the past experiences in my life but yesterday while setting and watching the waves of the sea, I remembered this words from a friend of mine (bakakon baya na siya in English means she is a liar?) Upsetting, isn’t it? Even she told it to me personally and even I knew once in my life I did lied. What is a sad things? Nadinig ko uli , she did say it again to another friend of ours that I’m a liar. I’ll just keep quiet then.. and I asked myself. Where I liead? Whose those people that I lied??? Am I a liar?? Ok!!! I’ll say that I did it before for a big reason.I lied myself, my family , and my friends. But that lies thought me a lesson. I became strong and a better person, much better than I was. Ma…

on my birthday blast

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Last year, I just had simple wish for my birthday and one of those wishes was, " I wish I can go out, can unwind and can go dancing"
It was a wish come true. Friday night I went out with two of my closet friends. My cousin and my friend. We went for dinner first with my one of my friend boyfriend and also was our driver LOL.. He own a car , so we don't need to hire a taxi. In a restaurant, after our dinner. They gave me a little cake with a blast of sparkler and sung a happy birthday together with the waitresses. It was so delightful and sweet.
The next trip, we went to the Pub, and it happened Idan (boyfriend of my friend Iren) knew the manager of the Pub and also it was the birthday of the mother of the manager and happened she was there also celebrating a blast of her birthday. It was really cool, we were free of drinks. It was a grand opening of the Pub as well, and its huge and fabulous disco pub house with a lot of people. We were so lucky we sat in VIP area of the …

Saturday 9: Have I told you lately that I Love You!

This week meme! Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

1. When was the last time (in a romantic setting) you have told someone that you loved them?

-Oh, just today!on the phone..LDR relationship
2. Tell us about your very first romantic kiss.
- I can't remember
3. What was/is your idea of the perfect date?
          - A candle light dinner in a restaurant along the beach
4. What music would you prefer when you are “getting it on”?
         - I like the vedio he sent me tittled "My Heart Belongs to You" by Jim Brickman
5. What is the most amazing experience you’ve ever shared with a partner?
         - Since we are in LDR, we shared most our time on messenger but I know there is more than that to come.
6. Sex is best saved for: love, marriage, alcohol, days that end in “y”?
         - So far, I don't know yet. I just don't want to end the day's when I'm with him.
7. Have you ever kissed a stranger?
         - No
8. What's missing from your life?
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A TUT Adventure Birthday Wish

Happy Birrrrthday to Youuuu,
Happy Birrrrthday to Youuuu,
Happy Birrrrthday Dear Issa,
Happy Birrrrthday to Youuuu!

A few years back, not so long ago, heaven and earth erupted into a major celebration with the news of your impending adventure into this very time and space. You see, someone like Issa Dalhog doesn't come along all that often. In fact, there's never been a single one like you, nor is there ever ANY possibility that another will come again. You're an Angel among us. Someone, whose eyes see what no others will EVER see, whose ears hear what no others will EVER hear, and whose perspective and feelings will NEVER, ever be duplicated. Without YOU, the Universe, and ALL THAT IS, would be sadly less than it is.

Quite simply:

You're the kind of person, Issa,
Who's hard to forget,
A one-in-a-million
To the people you've met.
Your friends are as varied
As the places you go,
And they all want to tell you
In case you don't know:
That yo…

on my birthday request

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Do you know what I meant to say? It means, what I really like you to do if you are my friends, my follower, my soon to be a follower, chatter, co-blogger, social friends just leave a comment and tell me something about you. How do you find me? What is your idea about wedding or marriage and give me a suggestion about wedding songs..and do you believe your life is like a cup of coffe? sometimes better and sometimes sweet.. :)
so go aheaddddddddd...

GT-Fave Junk Food

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Though I am not really keen with junk foods but I love french fries with ice cream. Oh, I love it, I remember the time when I was working as a crew in Jollibee, when we finish our night shift, we used to go McDonald, LOL.(Jollibee crew went to mcdo) and I order french fries and ice cream.

And since I'm here I rarely eat this stuff, otherwise I have to make my own french fries and buy ice cream from ice cream bar.  And just lately,before I go to the pool with my patient I am always fond of eating this cadburry chocolate and nuts chocolate. Hehehe!!!Oh, NO,NO I have to watch my weight .I rather give it to my cousin ...

on sarah's favorite topic...

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Sarah  is a part of my routine, she is a big impact of my life, my inspiration my friend, my best friend and a grand mother to me. Before I continue with her favorite topic, let me introduce her first.
Sarah, is my 91 years old patient. She not a senile, she can able to understand everything , to talk, to walk etc.. She is still the boss of her own. She was married for 67 1/2 years with a loving, good provider, a good businessman and a doctor by profession. Blessed with two children and they were very happy together and their life revolve only around them until he died last year. So sad but I think its better rather than to suffer.
As I carry on Sarah's favorite topic,is her MOTHER. She was her best friend..She adored, she loved and she cannot see anything wrong with her mother. No days, that she cannot mention her, how kind she was to her. How beautiful her mother was? How a good wife to her father? She said they will not make anymore exactly like her. She was a wonderful mother,no…

on my own faith and my church

I grew up in Catholic Christian faith, which my grandmother and my parents are devoted catholic. I attended church every Sunday, went to catholic school in college, joining youth organization in the church. Being away at very young age, I was so grateful with my parents for showing me an example what Christianity should be.
Throughout the years, I met different people, different faith, church and religion. Some are trying to confuse my faith but I am blessed where I belong and believe my strong faith with Jesus.

For seven years abroad ,I rarely go to church and  I'm living in a Jewish way of life, participating their religious holidays but I feel strongly connected with my faith. I realized that if you have a strong faith of what you believe nobody can break it.

In my existence in this world I understand and believe that Church is a symbol of our faith. A home where we can listen the word of GOD, where we can understand what the message meant for us. Going to Church makes me feel goo…

on life as a breadwinner

I was 13 years old when I left home away from my parents because they could not afford to send me to high school. We are 6 siblings of the family and I am the second child. A kind hearted family took me to the City, I worked with them as an assistant secretary for their canned/frozen business and I was studying at the same time in the afternoon. 
When I finished on my first year in high school , my mother asked me a favor to stop schooling because she wanted me to help my elder sister to pay for her tuition fees(she was in the private school and I was a working student. Because I pitied for my mother, so, I stopped schooling and since then the family where I worked with gave me a monthly salary. Actually, they didn’t agree with my decision but they cannot do anything about it. I stopped for a year and helped my parents. I used to give my money to my mother when she came to the City every end of the month. Then, I went back to school but I was working as a fish vendor in a big supermark…

on who I am now (04-11-09)

This post I took from my friendster blogs. I didn't updates my  blog there so I decided to transfer some of my post here.
This post was written last year just one day after my 31st birthday. April 11, 2009
“Everyone says ‘Don’t look down,’ but I did look down, at where I’ve been, how far I’ve come, how high I’ve climbed. Where I thought I’d made a single trail in the snow, I’ve made a thousand, blighted by debris, the bits of me I’ve left behind.”
When I read this specific words, it was one of those moments where I realized I've just read the exact thing I want to write or to say. It so perfectly describe what I've been feeling lately. And, really, isn’t that how everyone should look after their lives. whether you’re twenty five, thirty or thirty one? Realizing that you haven't walked life that far unseen or unimportant?It is absolutely true, no matter how boring or average your life may seem at any given moment.
Twenty four years ago, I give up my so called career bu…

Saturday 9: Hurts so Good

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Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Hurts So Good
1. Tell us about the last time you really got hurt.
         -  I was betrayed by the person whom I love most but I get over it and learn how to forgive and forget.

2. What's your oldest possession?
         - An old clock that my previous 101 patient gave it to me.

3. Do you have any phobias?
        - The sea , I'm always afraid going farther in the deep.

4. What values did your parents instill in you?
        - Don't talk when your mouth is full.

5. What are your plans for E…