I See Red

i’ve been tagged! :) i haven’t done any of these tagging posts since last year, i think, so i am more than willing to indulge iris.  this particular tag requires you to:  1) list down seven red things that can be found in your home and 2) tag seven people to do the same.

doing this post made me realize that we hardly have any red stuff lying around. below are the things that made me shout “gotcha!” at least 4 times tonight. LOL.

1) my red floral bag holder from avon. it can hold six bags;

2) our taz and lightning mcqueen pillows. please don’t mind pooh, he’s just apil-apilon. LOL.;

3) our only red pitcher which i bought from gaisano tabunok.  this is mainly for juices and iced tea;

4) this is our “garden shear.”  i know it’s not all red but still. LOL. the husband does most of the gardening, you’ll be surprised;

5) diana gabaldon’s the fiery cross, the fifth (or fourth?) book in her outlander series.  i honestly haven’t finished it.

6) my red wedges from mags.  and btw, this is also for sale.  used it twice only. size 6.  leave me a comment if interested :)

7) and lastly, this pretty IluvU table decor i received last christmas

so now, i am tagging memyselfandjen, injinuous, fabmomwannabe, guwapa, pinaymind, flippantpages and mommybizniz.

Call Me What?

been tagged by Kat.

Rule: List all the names you were called by and the people who call you that. Tag at least 5 members of your contacts and give a comment on their site for them to know they’ve been tagged.

okay, so let’s start.

this is a “kaith” picture.  always maarte-looking :P

KAITH – this is my most common nickname.  everybody in my current company calls me this.  kaith was given by an aunt who loves frilly-sounding names.  whenever i have to spell this out, i say, “it’s like Faith, only with a K.” i love my nickname, it’s so perfectly me.  it sounds maarte, just like me.  hahaha.

KAITHY – of course, it’s basically the same as above, only made more maarte by putting Y in the end.  let’s see, T, one of those whom i consider as my big sister and a former roommate, was the first one to call me kaithy.  i am her kaithy baby because according to her, i am her little sister. :D then i used it as my multiply’s user id, to rhyme with pretty. hahaha.  some people here in the office also use this, especially when they want to make pa-cute to me. :P

KIKAY, KIX – of course, i don’t need somebody shouting “kikay” to me in the mall to let everybody know that i am just that.  hehehe.  this nickname is sort of exclusive to my masscom barkada, because they are actually the ones who started calling me kikay. until now, whenever we talk on the phone or chat, i am still kikay to them.

KITAY – ask isza why she calls me this.  hahaha.

VEELAY – this is a deviation from my otherwise boring and misleading real name, alveel.  my hs and some of my college friends refer to me by this nickname.

of course, i am mommy to my husband and babies, manang or ate to my sisters, and would always be baby to my nanay. :D

so now, who am i tagging?  just anyone who feels like doing this. :)  special mention to:  diana jane framo, didee of windchimes, yvonne alivio, tin of modern patadyong, carina of girlashness, ate maru of maruism, ging of gingmaganda and you, my stalker. yes, i know who you are. :P

Kicking Ass Is My Part Time Job

do i kick ass? apparently, somebody thinks so because i got an award! *applause, applause*

thank you, my coffee goddess for bestowing this award to moi. there’s nothing i want more than to project this i-am-a-tough-girl-so-be-careful image to my readers. hahaha.

Kick Ass Blogger Award

okay, so to keep this going, here are my five kick-ass bloggers as well:

1. PromdiLiving – this promdi girl who makes living in the province sound so perfect
2. Modern Patadyong – this blogger fits the kick-ass description perfect to a T
3. Dee - ah, my partner in crime. we are on the same wavelength so…
4. Singing Siren – ah, only she can get away with even the un-nicest words online. hahaha.
5. I Found Me – go, find her to know why she’s on this list

So my chosen, here’s what you’re supposed to do:
* Choose 5 bloggers that you feel are “Kick Ass Bloggers”
* Let ‘em know in your post or via email, twitter or blog comments that they’ve received an award
* Share the love and link back to both the person who awarded you and back to www.mammadawg.com
* Hop on back to the Kick Ass Blogger Club HQ to sign Mr. Linky then pass it on!

okay, gotta go. time to kick some more ass! hahaha.

Because I Mean Business

i haven’t denied the fact that i can be pretty mean when provoked.  especially when it concerns my family and friends.  some of my blog entries are proof that i have a devilish mind and a poisonous tongue.  i am so done being the quiet and martyr type.  i believe nobody has the right to step on anyone’s toes, and that there are just people who need a good bonking in the head for all the shameful things they have done.

so to you, better let the following words sink in your not-so beautiful and smart head because i am wasting precious blog space just to vent out my annoyance with you:

yes, i am quite satisfied, for now.  but i can’t promise to be nice and more patient the next time.  and please, pag binisaya kay luod ka mag tagalog.  bisdak kaayo kag nawong.

law-ay ka, i wouldn’t mince my words saying that.  so… law-ay ka na gani, nugay na pasayang-sayang.  basi may iban pa da nga ga-value substance over form.  pag pahimunong.

This, is Trying to Explain Me

tagged by Ate Maru of Maruism

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality, Sexy, Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others.Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners.Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

Okay, let us dissect the above-mentioned traits of those born in july if it really describes moi:

Fun to be with – i think the best persons to answer this are my friends because they are usually the ones I am with.  It would be too assuming if I’d say I am then one or two of them would object because really, they can’t stand my presence.  Hahaha.

Secretive – ahem, I do have several secrets but most of them are also for safe-keeping with my girlfriends. Hehehe.

Difficult to fathom and to be understood - i think so because most people, especially those who don’t know me really well, get to misinterpret my actions and words.

Quiet unless excited or tensed - hindi! Isa itong malaking kasinungalingan because…because…I have difficulty keeping my mouth shut!  Hahaha.

Takes pride in oneself - I must agree because to an extent, I am proud of what I have achieved so far.  But I know I still have a long way to go. J

Has reputation - I am not sure if it’s good or bad though.  Hahaha.

Easily consoled - does this also mean mababaw lang ang kaligayan ko?

Honest - brutally honest sometimes.  Especially if wala kay panuglay.  Ingnon gyd tika na kinahanglan na ka mag ayos.

Concerned about people’s feelings - although I can be insensitive sometimes, I do believe I am that, especially if it involves my family and friends

Tactful - di lang ko sure because I had my share of those embarrassing moments because I had been tactless.  Hehehe.

Friendly - nga ba?

Approachable - when in the mood I guess

Emotional temperamental and unpredictable - tumpak!

Moody and easily hurt - strike two!

Witty and sparkly - what do you mean sparkly?  Nag twinkle-twinkle na parang star? Hahaha.

Not revengeful - oh, no no.  the challenge is to get even, without the other party knowing.  Hahahaha.

Forgiving but never forgets - korek na pud

Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things - no!  because I, myself, is a nonsensical person.  Hahaha.  I am a trash hoarder remember so I must have in my possession a thousand unnecessary things.

Guides others physically and mentally - really, this is objectionable

Sensitive and forms impressions carefully - not really.  My impressions mostly are hazy and sketchy not unless we have spent a good deal of time together.

Caring and loving - ahem, ask my husband if this is true

Treats others equally - sorry but I have the tendency to be discriminating.  Not all the time though.

Strong sense of sympathy – if muhilak ka, muhilak pd ko?  If muambak ka, muambak pd ko? Hahahaha.

Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. - again, correct

Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. - no difficulties at all because I hardly studied while I was in school.  Hahaha.  That hardworking part I must agree because see, despite this very loooong tag, naningkamot gyd ko tiwason ni. Hahaha.

Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. - true.  There are times when I miss my being on my own.

Likes to be quiet. Homely person - hmmm…there are days when I can indeed keep my mouth shut and just be…reflective?  Hahaha.  i can just stay at home on a weekend as long as there’s enough food to feed my always hungry stomach.

Waits for friends - of course

Never looks for friends - mali. I always look for my friends because they are my constant ­ka-chicka and hingahan ng sama ng loob. Hehehe.

Not aggressive unless provoked - can you expound on this one?  *naughty smile*

Prone to having stomach and dieting problems - yeah! I have problems with my diet because apparently, I can’t stop eating.  Hahaha.

Loves to be loved - who doesn’t anyway?

Easily hurt but takes long to recover - I must agree

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

Here are the rules:

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months.
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

i’m not tagging anyone but just feel free to do it.  it’s actually fun ;)

Nine is the Number of the Day

Nine things.  mai’s tag says i am supposed to tell you 9 things that you don’t know about me yet.  Yay, could i reach 9?  Because i have always been so open about my life that i am wondering if there’s still a lot for me to tell.  okay, let me just try then.

i never had many friends growing up because everyone thought that i was this huge snob slash bratinella. all through my elementary and high school life, i only had a handful of real friends who i can say know me inside out.  they were the ones who defended me when the rest of the class believed i am too maarte and too OA.  frankly, i don’t blame them for thinking that way because i have been this sheltered little girl who only started mingling with kids my age when i was already seven.  i had poor social skills and my lisp didn’t help either.  well, i am glad i don’t have that label on my forehead already.

i am a hopeless shopaholic. hopeless because despite great efforts to reform, the habit comes back and i begin the cycle again.  i can’t sleep if can’t buy an item i want.  and usually, the price tag doesn’t matter.  there are times when i feel guilty after a shopping spree but most of the time, i don’t.  and i think, that’s supposed to make me feel bad. hehehe.

i never learned how to swim. nor how to float.  and that’s one of my husband’s frustrations.

i used to hate knowing that i share a favorite color with someone else. i am abnormal like that.  then i realize that with billions of people all around the planet, and with only what, 100 or even a thousand colors, to choose from, you ought to share a color with ten thousand people more.  and no, my favorite color is not pink. :p

i never had a favorite cartoon character. i don’t know why.  oh yes, i like the care bears and rainbow brite then, but i cannot really say that they’re my favorite favorite.  i guess it’s because i never really liked all the things a normal child would want.  i had a happy, but an unusual, childhood. hahaha.

i like watching old tagalog movies. sharon cuneta, dina bonnevie, lorna tolentino and even pops fernandez.  add to that manilyn reynes, sheryl cruz and jennifer sevilla who were like kim chiu during their days.  hahaha.  i am a sharonian through and through though.  i love her movies, especially the ones during the 80s and early 90s.  top 2 would have to be Babangon Ako’t Dudurugin Kita and Biktima. the reason for this is that i lived with old people (meaning my nanay and titas) who never misses their favorite stars’ newest movies.

i collect trash. old letters, old notebooks, receipts, paper bags, bags and shoes that are overused and abused, even old emails – things that one would immediately shoot into the trash can.  maybe it’s the sentimental in me.  but it could also be my OC-ness.  either way, it gets me into trouble with my mother and my husband because these stuff take up space, a lot of space.  hahaha.

my mobile phone sleeps beside me and it’s the last thing i look at before going to bed (to check the time) and the first object i check upon waking up (to turn off the alarm).  i put it near my pillow, on the upper right side and i feel uncomfortable when it’s somewhere else.  i used to be a kitikitext but thank goodness, i outgrew that.  i don’t check it as often as before (except during workdays when the boss might text or call me anytime) and there are times when i can’t reply promptly because well, my laziness kicks in.  hahahaha.

i am drug dependent especially on serc, my anti vertigo medicine.  i always have three or four of that in my kikay kit and i pop that in at the slightest sign of vertigo attack.  yes, i have vertigo since i was five and before my doctor prescribed serc, i would get a really nasty dizzy spell at least once a year.  and that means one day of no school or no work, with me puking anything i eat because i can’t stand, sit or lie down without my tummy turning upside down because really, my world is being turned upside down.  my vertigo attacks are mostly triggered by frequent travel or commute and prolonged reading while lying down.

yay, i actually got all nine!  perhaps some were already published in my previous entries.  i wish i could have written more, or wrote newer ones but these are all i can remember for now.

feel free to tag yourself ;)