Friday, October 31, 2008

Hazel Lou means...

What Hazellou Means

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic “Type A” personality.

You are incredibly wise and perceptive. You have a lot of life experience.

You are a natural peacemaker, and you are especially good at helping others get along.

But keeping the peace in your own life is not easy. You see things very differently, and it's hard to get you to budge.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.

You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.

Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.

And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.

You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.

Tag tag tag

Weeeee Thanks to MIMOT for this tag of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She got this from Fara a.k.a Bobidom..To support this awareness, follow the rules below aight! :D

Here are the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog ~ (done!!)

2. Add a link to the person who shared it with you ~ MIMOT

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs ~ Chai, Bojoy, Molit, Amor, Dork, Orellie, Pearl (GOTCHA!)

4. Add links to these blogs on your blog ~ 1. Fara 2. Amy C 3. Mimot 4. Hazel(THere you are!hehe weee)

5. Leave a message for you nominee on their blog (Done!)

Thanks sis (MIMOT) MWAH*

How To Stay in the Present Moment

Thoughts spin out of control some days more than others. Sometimes we fret about the future, worry about our lives or those we care about, get stuck revisiting old wounds or concerns.

You could say we have too much wind in our heads when our monkey mind takes over. What is the monkey mind? The part of the brain that swings from branch to branch without stopping.
Have you ever had one of those days when you are totally stuck in your head? Most of us do. These are the days we stub our toe (again), hit our hip on the same kitchen counter and overall are extremely clumsy.

The trouble for most people is not being present.

The present moment is the moment of power. The 'now' awareness is the time in which everything occurs.

Step 1:
Tap yourself. Every-time you find your mind skipping in to the future or taking a trip down memory lane when you should be having an in body experience, tap yourself. This will be your cue to return to
what you are doing.
You can use this as a meditation technique as well. Here's how:
Assign your right hand to be the future. Your left hand represents the past. Take 5-10 minutes and sit quietly. The goal is to remain in the present moment. Every time your mind leaves the present, tap yourself gently with the corresponding hand.
It's an interesting exercise to see how long you can be fully here now or if you are like a drummer from a rock band.

Step 2:
Focus on the breath. Focusing on your breathing is the simplest way to stay present. Your breath does not hold onto the last nor does it anticipate the next. It only knows here and now.
Watch your breath from different places. Here are some ideas:
1) Watch your breath from your back body. How much of the breath can you feel along your back?
2) Watch your breath from the nostril point. Do not follow the breath in and out of the body but rather as Stephen Levine in the book Gradual Awakening suggests, "Watch the breath like a guard standing at a city gate."

3) Follow your breath up and down your spine.
4) Watch the breath from the front of the body.

Step 3:
Focus on a body part. Bring your awareness to different parts of the body and allow yourself to feel that part. For example, bring your awareness to your hands. Can you feel the tingling sensation of blood circulation there?
This can be applied to other parts of the body as well.
Feel the sensations your body is giving. Some of the things you could feel are: sensations of warmth or coolness, tingling, discomfort, etc.
There are many other techniques you could use as well. Hopefully the above ideas will help you get started.

We must realize the past is dust; a memory of what we believed or perceived to have happened. As the future has not yet occurred, it, too, is evasive; not here, not now. The greatest gift you can offer yourself and others is full presence. Why not start to be here fully today?
Tammy Lawrence - Cymbalisty

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

take note

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Artsy, Crafty

I have this passion... the gusto... of making arts and crafts. IT started when I was still a kid. A lot of creative ideas just popping out on my head. I just love colors, lines, and the art itself. It delights me! It is one of the pursuit of my HAPPINESS.

Last September 2008, I had my duty at a certain Rehabilitation Center here in Davao together with my colleagues. It is our responsibility to plan different activities for each day for 3 LOooooNG weeks. So redundancy of avtities is a NO NO. (Lord tabang!) We were all pressured because it was our first time there and it was our first time to be exposed with psychiatric patients. So perhaps their were a lot of "first" on that instance. Feeling anxious, stressed out, uneasy, disturbed and whatever i think were all just NORMAL.

Planning for the activities was a big challenge for us and "ei! We're not directors, party organizer or whatever! How the hell could we do this?" This were the words I thought of during our first exposure there. sigh*

However, as we planned our activities and divided our task, I was assigned to be the overall in-charge for the decorations. Well, I was glad by then because I have so much enthusiasm of doing it. lol

Below are the pictures of our decorations during those memorable times.

Of course, everything has an end. So a scrapbook will be a good thing to make to recapture all the good moments we had. And in behalf of our group, I personally made this one.

It is my real honor to have made this one. Thank you guys for trusting me. =)

BRavo! Bravo! Pwede nata mangapply sa ABS-CBN! hahaha

precious moments

I miss my former classmates at UIC. I miss their company. I miss being with them in a classroom. I miss taking pictures with them. I miss eating with them (grabe mangaon murag way kabusogan). I miss the videoke times. I miss our outings, the beach, the sand, and everything. I miss the "chikahan". I miss the sleepovers. I miss their advices. I miss their jokes. I JUST MISS EVERY MOMENT I HAD WITH THEM.

With this, I was inspired to make a simple movie clip, starring all of them. Miss u guys! mwah mwah mwah...

A labor of LOVE from the bottom of my heart.

Monday, October 13, 2008

- 8 rAndOm things -

8 random things you may or may not know about me . Thank you so much Orellie, Amor for this Tag. So common try to know me better from these 8 facts extracted from my life's fact sheets.

1. when i was a kid, i can't sleep the whole night when i'm scared of ghosts or any supernatural beings. I am such a chicken shit to the point that i end up staying wide awake the whole night under the armpit of my father, so sweaty and so suspicious about everything i hear. lol that was stupid!

2. i arrived at school 6 o'clock in the morning during my grade school years, waking up "Manong Chipait" our security guard. I was so OC (obsessive compulsive). And to think, my school was just a walking distance from our house. OC jud! I cried everytime I couldn't be at school on or before 6AM. aning jud!

3. when i was on my 1st year in high school, there was an instance that i threw up (vomit) in front of so many students, specifically at UIC MAin lobby. ew!

4. i used to be a good singer when i was young. I sang a lot. But now? no more. demoted. lol I have learned that while still young, you can enhance your talents and capabilities.

5. i had a boy cut hair almost the whole time of my younger years. kulot pajud! My neighbors always asked me if i'm a BOY or a GIRL and it annoys me. So I just answered them.: "BOY!" huhu..samok man gud. nagconcentrate pa gane ko sa ako dula, unya mag sige og pangutana. lol paaaaaaaaakkk! iro!

6. i have a big feet. haha

7. one of my dream job is HOUSEKEEPING. Mag HRM kaya ako..haha

Done. Now the fellow bloggers I hope to do this tag with me are:

1. Chai

2. Dork

3. Joy

4. Molit

5. Amie

6. Sarah

And the RULES are:

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Irong buang

This movie clip is so funny! Though this was already broadcast in a long time ago, i had just recently viewed it. I can't help but always laugh as I watched it.

"Mabuhay ang mga bisdak! Padaun sa pag-uswag! Mga talentado mo! hahaha..."

Friday, October 3, 2008

the day september ends

I started the day with a prayer and praying to God to make this day a good one for me and most especially to my dear friend Molit. It's her birthday, so it should be her day! And of course, i texted and greeted her "happy birthday" before anything else had happened on that day.

This day was all we were looking for together with my classmates because we were going to have our night party with our medical instructor Dr. Audan. It has been two years with my classmates when we last went out. See? That's how busy we Since we have a party, i was thinking what will i wear. I want to look good and feel good in view of the fact that this only happens once in a while. Then i thought it would be better if I cut my hair on that day since i already planned it cut for a long time. I even made an article on this blog about my hazy plans for my hair. So I've decided to go to a salon and let them take over with it. (Was that the right word to say? "take over?" whatever!) I was a little bit apprehensive because I'm afraid that I might look bad after the cut because every time I go to a salon I usually have my hair straightened or "relax"/"rebond" as what it is called here in the Philippines and I was doing it for 6 years already. And that time, I was only planning to have it plainly cut. No relax or rebond at all. SO I really felt quite anxious about what will be the result because it has been already a lenghty of time since I have my natural curly hair showed off. And after minutes of sitting on a salon chair, here's the result...


What do u think??

I know some of my friends were shock when they saw me. ("Nabag-ohan daw sila..hehe") However, I was expecting those reactions and it's normal. I know time will come they'll get use to it. It's my new look and I feel good about it! Some people might not like it but who cares, it is my Nasa nagdadala lang yan..hahaha

Anyway, let's carry on! After the salon thing, I went home. I waited for Jay my guy bestfriend to arrive. He told me he'll come over at our house because we have a lot of stuff to requirements, party preparation and evrything. Atlas! thanked God, he arrived! We have to work double time since time was running out. After this, he still have to go home and prepare his self for the party and as for me, I have to make "habol" with Molit's bday celebration and auspiciously, I was able to get there though they had finish their dinner But I don't mind, what's important was I really tried my best to greet Molit personally and meet again my friends as well (syempre mga special people gud..special child ba). It was really a hectic afternooon and evening as well.

After seeing Molit and my friends, my priority was to get there at Joke Hall (as our venue for our party) on time. Yet before that I had to eat since I wasn't able to eat with Molit's small dinner party. So I had a quick eat at Mcdonald's, accompanied by Chai and Pinsan Opaw my dear friends. Afterwards, we parted apart then I proceed immediately to our party! It was a very fun and memorable night. Everybody danced on the stage, laughing at each other, just savoring the moment. It was indeed a night to remember. A lot of talents were shared from our group without any hesitations. Everybody was on always on the game, which made it so COOL. Here are some pictures during the party.

whole class BSN SP4a with Dr. Audan

an impromptu dance...waaaa..w/ ron and chie

I hope there will still be another night like this with the whole class. It is one way of releasing our stresses at school. It was indeed a PARTY TIME!!! love you guys... isa pa ha...;-)


Ei guys! I'm back!

The month of september was a very busy yet a fun and learning month for me!

Sooooo much things to share...

Can't wait to tell it all to you!

SO sit back and relax!