I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. ~ W.E. Henley

Vacation Royale

The Holy Week was holy for me indeed!! A full six days of holy unwinding.. 3 spent in Moalboal, the last 3 in hometown Malabuyoc. On the climax of the lenten season, I was with my good old friend, BFF, Dawn Bucad. That was actually the second time I had spent my holy week with her and the whole Bucad family. This time though, I was more immersed in the way the locals practice the common Filipino-Catholic rituals. I've helped with quite a number of new things while I was there. We lent a hand in making the flower arrangements on the "karo" where the replica of the dead Christ would be placed for the procession. I also joined the procession, well actually semi-joined, because it rained and I dont want to wash off my painted/drawn eyebrows, so we just watched the procession from the church and prayed the rosary. The highlight of my Moalboal trip is ofcourse the beach madness. Just like before, we went to Bas Dako to get drench in the sun and enjoy the enticing call of the fine white sand shore and oh so expressive sea.. I didnt get the tan I had hoped for, because I was so scared of being burnt that I put on a ton of spf 50 and 70 lotions. End product is my skin being darker but not with the tannish hue I wanted.. By Sunday morning I took the bus to Malabuyoc to spend Easter with my relatives. Went to the beach again not for a tan, but to relax and get cooled by the water, it was sooooo hot, and some afternoon disco with my cousins. The rest of the days there were spent by waking up at noon and sleeping at dawn. Danced Cha-Cha with some golden boys (50+ yrs old) a few shots of brandy and whalllah commences my vacation royale..

Movie Review: The Story of Us

Romantic Comedy
I love this movie, so I rate 4 out of 5 stars

This was a movie released back in 1999. It starred Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer. This is one of those movies i prefer to watch. Im not much of a sci-fi and magic movie kinda woman, I simply enjoy connecting what Im watching with daily instances of life. It's nice to see myself in a character, makes me learn more of who I am. Anyway this movie is about a married couple of 15 yrs who are at the verge of giving up on their promised journey together. Overt the years of their marriage all they seem to remember are the fights and horrible arguments that led them to hate each other to a point that they just simply make a happy scene in front of their two kids. But dont get them wrong, they still love each other so much and are finding ways to make up. Still with all the effort, they often end up lashing at each other for who they are and what they did, simply pointing fingers on whose to blame on why they had grown apart. You see, wife is so OC and has to be on specific schedule even sex has to be timed, while on the other hand husband is just too carefree and spontaneous. The two are clawing at each other because of differences.

Since The Notebook, this was the latest movie I shed tears on. It just hits me that it talks about setting aside differences and to compromise for the sake of your love and rich history both of you in a relationship have brought. I especially like the part where in Katie (Michelle Pfeiffer) decided on the last minute not to tell the kids they were getting a divorce because they were an "us" and she cant tell any other man she'll be with in the future that her child has his hands simply because he is not the father.

Relationships are about absorbing that other person so that in time there is only an "us" and no longer a you or a me. In relationships youll always see that in time both of you become a single tune it doesnt sound the same if correct notes are not side by side.

I love this movie and a toast to our relationships

Food Review: Yellow Cab on Mango Ave.

Cuisine: Pizza
Location:right across Fooda
I give them 3 out of 5 stars

Pizza: Ive had better, really.. Im a fooooood person and I so love pizzas but for yellow cab, it was good but not really as how i had hoped it to be. I had a big expectation on it coz of how my crowd talks about the place. Mom was also disappointed, she said its salty. for me it lacks flavor. Dunno but im not such a fan.

Price: as in "caching!" so overly priced omg sooo mahal. Id understand the price tag if met up to how it should per my tastes, but sad to say ill pay Da Vinci's higher and most important thing,

CUSTOMER SERVICE: 00000000000 is my rating the cashier is with all smiles but, darling i dont need your teeth flashing face when im eating pizza, i want it served to me, to my table with the words " anything else you wanted ma'am?". Call me lazy call me tihik, but i wont pay for a pizza that just isnt that wonderfuly flavored and has a service crew that doesnt do any service. Id rather take my money else where.

My One Night Stand in Bohol

Bohol Bohol!! My first ever trip on a real boat was to the Island of Bohol. This is where half of my roots are from. I love the place, its serenity promises ease and relaxation as if the main city of Cebu is far far away. My one night stay was like bathing in the open sun and showering with the earths cries..

My Free Tarot Reading from Tickle

I like this reading from tickle.com. It was so near to the occurrences of my life, and I'm looking forward to the future foretold..

isabeau jane, you selected the following three cards, in this order, that represent your

past, present and future:

Your Present

While we often think we are aware of all that is happening in our lives, sometimes the card we choose regarding the Present provides deeper insight than we are able to tap into on our own. Carefully consider the Tarot's following assessment of your present, and see what the cards are trying to teach you about situations occurring in your life right now.

The Sun

Approximately 75% people who pick The Sun in the second position say that it accurately matches what's happening at the present time.
The Sun represents the primary influence on the current state of your life. Right now, in your present, you may be experiencing a period of pleasure and carefree contentment. You may have freedom to move about as you choose. Getting this card in this position may be a sign that you are enjoying your successes, and the happiness that comes from within. Beware of isolation and loneliness. Instead, try to accept life as it is, and let love and friendship be yours.

The Sun is card twenty in the Major Arcana, symbolizing contentment. In this card, a great sun shines down on a boy riding a horse. The boy holds the red banner of life in his left hand, symbolizing the conscious lessons that you have successfully learned. The four sunflowers represent water, fire, earth, and air—the four elements of the Tarot that are represented in the Minor Arcana. The horse signifies freedom to move freely toward your goals. The Sun brings happiness in partnerships and pleasure in life. This card is a sign of success across the board in life, and a mastering of your talents.

There are a number of ways this card could be playing out right now. Some possibilities include:
  • You may be experiencing a particularly pleasurable time in your love life. This may mean that your relationship is thriving, or your dating life is bringing you happiness.
  • You may be enjoying financial successes, such as a healthy savings account or a well-paying job.
  • In the areas of health and well-being, you may be feeling particularly content and energetic.

Your Past

Understanding our past decisions and situations can help us derive more from the lessons life is trying to teach us. It's never too late to acknowledge the truths of our past and bring that wisdom into our present and future.


90% of people who are dealt the Strength card in the first position say that it accurately represents their past.
Strength exerted a significant impact on your past. This means that at some point in your past, you were likely confronted with a distressing challenge. The Strength card in this position is a sign that you were able to face the situation with courage, while maintaining your calm and compassionate demeanor. This experience, and the reactions it elicited from others, brought you to the point you're at today.

Card nine is Strength, indicating the victory of love over hate. The lion in this card represents your fears, and the woman is facing fear calmly, almost appearing to pet the lion as she closes his mouth. The infinity symbol above her head signifies her confidence in calming life's inevitable fears. This is the card of expressing unconditional love in the face of your greatest fears. Strength uses the power of composed courage to face overwhelming conditions. It is a reminder to strive for understanding in the effort to free yourself from fears and move forward on your life path.

This card may have affected the overall tenor of your life, or just a particular area. Following are a few possibilities for how you experienced these influences in your past:
  • You may have had to face a family emergency or tragedy with unusual strength.
  • In your social life, you may have been involved in a stressful conflict that required you to rely on your inner fortitude.
  • You may have had to face the demise of a romantic relationship, exercising compassion instead of vindictiveness.
Now that the Tarot has offered its insight into your past and your present, it's time to look forward into the world of what's yet to happen. Read on to see what the cards predict for your near future.

Your Future

Knowing what may be coming up in our future allows us to prepare ourselves for the unexpected. The card that represents your future will reveal which lessons are coming up next in your life. You may learn that you're about to enter into a particularly fruitful or easy time, or the cards may predict that you're about to be confronted with the opportunity to learn some of life's more challenging lessons. We each have lessons to learn, and if we avoid them, the cards tell us that they will simply reappear until they are addressed. When life lessons come your way, allow the cards' insight to guide your way as you work through these challenges. Keep in mind that if you successfully learn your lessons, you can then move on to new ones.


This card is the strongest indicator of what your future will hold.
Your future, as it currently stands, is represented by the third card you chose. Temperance is the card of patience, which indicates that at some point soon, you may find your patience being tested. In order to achieve harmony and balance, you'll need to respond with cooperation and self-discipline. Put yourself in other people's shoes to develop a deeper understanding. When the situation presents itself, choose adaptability over indecision.

Temperance represents patience. The archangel Michael is pouring the essence of life out of a silver cup into a golden cup, representing the flow from the unconscious to the conscious and back again. One of his feet is perched on water and one is placed on land, representing the balance between logic and emotions. This is the card of self-discipline and the ability to achieve harmony with others. It reminds you to go with the flow of life, and to try to see where others are coming from.

More than any other step of life's journey, this card represents the lessons you must learn and the experiences in store for you in your upcoming karmic destiny. This may impact you in any number of ways, including:
  • Your romantic partner may act in ways you find distressing, unless you can adapt to this new behavior.
  • A co-worker or boss may try your patience, requiring you to empathize with their viewpoint instead of dismissing it.
  • You may need to cooperate with a family member's requests in order to maintain harmony in your family.

PS I Love You; WaMu Goodbye

March 8 2008

This is the last day I call myself a WaMu banker and a PS e-Rep. A year and a half or so have passed, such a short time really, but as I look back on the experience, I shudder with for thrill of the months that had expired. With that little time, I would never have thought of the great change it had brought me.

I started off as a distant dreamer, I never really believed in a career path. I chose the company on a first come first serve basis. PS was the one who called first, all the rest were too late. Still I didnt care what I will do just give me a job and ill do as u like, as a passive me have always been. I learned with out that much of an effort, just like how school was for me. I just learn fast thats all. For the longest time Ive always been the great ingrate for always missing the effort and most of the time showing off discounted bests. Nonetheless, I liked it there, I dont know why but something triggered my dead motivation and absent inspiration.

Without really giving it much notice or thought, I saw a new me, in an image so different, from what I had always painted. Little by little I sensed the bud of thrill from learning. Friendships are out of the question, as much as I hate a monotonous feeling is how I adore building social networks. I opened up to people as usual for me as the day comes. Special closeness were for characters so different from who I was. To teammates, supervisors and TMs, all of you have had a hand in molding me.

As I close this chapter of a beginning I had started not so long ago, I bear with me a beaming pride brought by the millions of calls I had to take, the callers I had to please and the thought that for all the time I had spent it had been the first time I forgot the experience was for me. Learning in its most true sense was the prize I won and a prize I will continue to pursue from now on.