Friday, May 15, 2015

My First Review

For our fourth anniversary, My wife and I decided to watch a musical. I am very happy that we decided to watch Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady. This will also be my first time that I will be reviewing something that I am not required too. Disclaimer first, I am no expert and like I said this will be my first time that I am doing this voluntarily.

The play was created by Carlo Vergara, the music and lyrics by Vincent de Jesus, and directed by Chris Martinez. Here is the brief synopsis courtesy of Ticketworld:

Being a maid is tough enough, but when Mely lands a job under a group of superheroes, she steps up to the unique challenge for the sake of her family. Based on Carlo Vergara's one-act play and graphic novel of the same title, Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady the Musical revolves around Mely and Viva’s sibling relationship, made complicated by an unsettling past and a budding romance, all in the context of an ongoing war between the superhero and supervillain teams. The musical takes us through the journey of the characters as each tries to find his/her place in the world.

It was a very entertaining play and had really good time watching, considering I had a headache. One problem I have whiched prevented me from giving it standing ovation was the sounds problem that ruined the first act of the play. Before the play even started there already static from the speakers that really didn't go away till the end of the first act. I wish they fixed first before starting. Microphones were not working properly and it even stop working on some instances. I think I miss a lot of good jokes because of it. Volume was also a problem, sometimes the volume of the backup overpowered the lead.

They eventually fixed and I hope it won't happen again because it was a very fun musical. Also, is it weird that I was rooting for the Kayumanggilas.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Pictograms Post

My friend Tobie does this thing where he post pictures to tell a story. This is my first attempt. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Random Mid-week Ramblings

I don't have anything in particular to write today but again a lot of random thoughts pop into my head that instead of posting it in Facebook I think I will just post it here, so at the very least I have something to post as I don't want to break the momentum I have right now.. Enjoy!

- The heat has been really oppressive lately that it is really difficult to do anything and to make matters worse is that it is expected to get hotter in the next few days. Taking a bath has never been so satisfying as ever before.

- Of all the household chores doing the laundry is my second least favorite, since it is so time consuming to do.

- I wish I could talk about Maria Ozawa on social media but I am friends in Facebook with my parents and talk to them very often so I can't. I don't think I want to experience them asking about her.

- Cooking is a stress reliever for me and that is why I will never start a business with me doing the cooking. I might end up hating it.

- Sometimes I think that I should have taken a business related course.

- I haven't played a video game in a very long time now. That needs to be corrected.

- I see that I am a good looking person when I am not wearing glasses.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


I had a very busy and mind draining day, and I don't think I have enough energy to give my opinion on a lot of things happening around me. There is one thing that has been bothering me for past few days, and that is to satisfy my craving for pickles.

I am half-Ilocano from my mother side and have developed a taste for vegetables over the years, but pickles will always have a special place in heart. My parents know how to make pickles and I have resolved that I have make my own batch before the end of May. Here are some of the pickles I plan to make:


I love Japanese food especially sushi and sashimi and my friends can attest to that. The tricky part of this pickle is finding young ginger to get that beautiful pink color.

Pickled Mustard Green:

Now this is an old favorite of mine, thanks to my parents and grandparents. I remember them buying big batches of these stuff and stinking up the fridge.

Pickled Mangoes

This classic is another favorite of mine. I remember a family friend who makes them every year and personally gives me my own bottle aside from the one she gives the family.

Pickled Ampalaya:

This one is tricky because I have tasted both ends of the spectrum. On one side the bitter taste has totally disappeared which is kinda disappointing, but on the other end the bitterness has been exponentially intensified that I have great difficulty eating it.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Ma!

Today is my mother's 63rd birthday in this side of the world. Thankfully technology has let us talk and see each other quite often, though nothing still beats having my parents here but I am still grateful. I want to take this opportunity to share my gratitude and love to my mother.
  • Thank you for carrying and giving me life, even though I will only have a vague understanding of it 9 months is no joke. 
  • Thank you for working hard everyday to provide for us and my siblings when we were growing up. All your sacrifices for us has not gone unnoticed
  • Thank you for being there for us through the best and worst time of our lives. I know we haven't always seen each other eye to eye but you never gave up on me.
  • Thank you for showing that all woman are worthy of respect. That your gender is strong, independent, and are our equals.
  • Thank you for teaching me the value of perseverance, hard work and dedication to one's task or responsibilities. That we should never give up.
  • Thank you for teaching me that integrity and the value of a good name is one of the most precious thing a person could ever have.. 
  • Thank you for challenging me, for seeing my full potential even though I could not see it myself.
  • Thank you for teaching that family is important
  • Thank you for loving me.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Juggling Act

If you are fortunate to be one of friends in Facebook, you know that my son Castle has started summer classes in preparation for the coming school year as recommended by his teachers. I don't know if it's a good thing or not but he gets to skip the Nursery level and will be Kindergarten 1 when classes. It does help us a lot financially but I am worried if he will be ready. The school staff assured me though that he will be okay.

Since most of my work can be done at home, it is my responsibility to bring and pick up Castle to school. Though it puts a strain on my house husband and business owl duties, it does give me some free time to write and do some errands like bank runs or mini-grocery trips while waiting for class to end. I have also learned to prepare things in advance, like cooking early so I just need to do some finishing touches on our lunch before we eat.

Sometimes when I think of all the things I need to do, I get a bit overwhelmed but I realized I just need to do it one at a time so it isn't that bad as I imagined it. I am doing this for my family and I also enjoy doing everything despite the craziness of it all, I get to spend time with my kids, I am my own boss, and I am not too tired to have some quality time with my wife.