Thursday, June 29, 2006


I am waiting for my flight here at Amsterdam Schipol airport. Just a few more hours and I will be in-transit back home. Hayyyy....

Few things that I realized/learned the last two months I was in Helsinki.

I have learned...

...that the frontliner dies in the battle. So my bosses should be happy because they're earning so much money doing nothing. While I, on the otherhand, do all the dirty work for them. This is so unfair!

...that life's too short so enjoy all opportunities to take a vacation, to travel and see the world.

...that forgiveness is the first stage of letting go.

...that there are tons of beautiful and gorgeous men around the world. I love Italian men. Hahaha.

...that the reason why pinays working abroad marry foreigners is because of familiarity with the race and nationality. Believe me... after 6months in Helsinki, Finnish men started to become goodlooking in my standards with men. Hahaha.

...that when you are not alone abroad (you're with friends), spending a long time away from home becomes more bearable.

...that i've never had this much good time being deployed in Helsinki as much as this last deployment wherein we were 5 consultants here. It seemed much like a vacation for the 5 of us. Hahaha.

...that europe is almost perfect place for me to migrate to except that I will have to bring my family and loved ones over to make it perfect!

Need to catch my plane now. Have to go! See you in manila.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Friendster Survey #17

1) Are your parents married or divorced?
--- married but I have no idea how they managed to stay that way. haha.

2) Are you a vegetarian?
--- nope

4) Have you ever come close to dying?
--- maybe

5) What jewelry do you wear 24/7?
--- earrings is enough. I try not to wear jewelries when I am commuting.

6) Are you eating?
--- nope

7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
--- yup

8) Do you wear makeup?
--- yes

10) Would you ever have plastic surgery??
--- maybe. depends on which part of my body they'll be tinkering with

11) What do you wear to bed?
--- shirt and boxers

12) Have you ever done anything illegal?
--- haha... tons! (not drugs!)

13) Can you roll your tongue?
--- yes

14) Do You straighten your hair everyday?
--- nope. it's straight as is.

15) What kind of sneakers?
--- walking shoes that I buy here in europe. I hate having katernos when im in manila. hahaha.

16) Are you against abortions?
--- absolutely! you're talking to someone who wants to have a kid!

17) What is your Hair color?
--- dark brown with light bron streaks. I badly need to go to a salon. Haha

18) Future child's name
--- laura

19) Do you snore?
--- maybe if im tired. but i dont normally snore

20) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
--- Barcelona!

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
--- nope

22) If you won the lottery, what would you do first?
--- spend it in Barcelona with my family!

23) Gold or silver?
--- silver

24) Hamburger or hot dog?
--- burger

25) If you could eat one food for the rest of your life,what would it be?
--- taho!

26.) City, beach or country?
--- city

27) What was the last thing you touched?
--- err.. laptop

28) Where did you eat last?
--- from here... our apartment

29) When's the last time you cried?
--- yesterday... while doing an email reply to my boss

30) Do you read blogs?
--- yes and i've made good friends there

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?
--- maybe

32) Ever been involved with the police?
--- yes

33) what's your favorite shampoo/conditioner and soap?
--- vaseline, no preference in conditioner, no preference in soap as long as it smells good

34) Do you talk in your sleep?
--- i dont know. maybe!

35) Ocean or pool?
--- pool

36) What's your favorite song at the moment?
--- You and Me... Lifehouse

37) what's your favorite color (s)?
--- orange.. hahaha

38) Window seat or aisle?
--- aisle

39) Ever met anyone famous?
--- yeah.. I used to esp when im in HH's salon

40) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life?
--- let's just say im not contented with what I have reached. It's what drives me to work harder each day.

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?
--- twirl

42) Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey?
--- oprah

43) Basketball or Football?
--- basketball... but starting to like football because of this worldcup shown everyday on regular television

44) How long do your showers last?
--- 30 mins

45) Do you drive a stick?
--- huh?

46) Cake or ice cream?
--- ice cream

47) Are you self-conscious?
--- sometimes

49) Have you ever given money to a bum?
--- too many times....

50) How many times have you been in love?
--- too many times that it caused me too much heartache already

51) Where do you wish you were?
--- Spain baby!

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
--- nope... and im glad I havent!

54) Can you tango?
--- i think so

55) Last gift you received?
--- can't remember

56) last sport you played?
--- oh my... it's been that long and i can't remember!

57) Things you spend a lot of money on?
--- food, shopping and travelling!

58) Where do you live?
--- qc

60) Last wedding attended?
--- Punzi's wedding

61) Favorite fast food restaurant?
--- kfc

63) Most hated food (s)?
--- ampalaya

65) Can you sing?
--- yes

66) Last person on your mind?
--- HH

67) What are your least fav. chores?
--- cleaning the house!

68) Favorite drink/s?
--- water

69) Current Crush/s?
--- that Nokian guy (he's brazilian!)... hehehe

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Amazing Race - 2nd Leg - Paris, France

I love Paris. It was so hard to get decent photos there because there were so much tourists. I guess all year round, there's always a big flock of tourists who goes there. I'm definitely coming back! Hehe.

Eiffel Tower

Arc de Triomphe

Musee de Louvre

Notre Dame

Paris' version of The Pantheon

Sacre Coeur

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Amazing Race - 1st Leg - Rome, Italy

Im back from my week-long adventure to Rome and Paris. I will be posting some of our pictures. It was all worth the calluses on my feet from too much walking, tan lines due to excessive exposure to the sun and definitely an almost empty bank account! Haha.

The Colosseum

The Roman Forum

Piazza Venezia

The Pantheon

Piazza Navona

Inside the Vatican

Trevi Fountain

Rome at Night

Rome is a very beautiful place. Breathtaking splendor! Im too speechless to even describe how wonderful it is to be there. Definitely worth visiting again!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Im on a short break

I can already smell Rome and Paris air. Wooohoo! Will be back in Helsinki after a week.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

And we are called "Consultants"...

This is part 4 of our Helsinki adventures...

Friday, June 02, 2006

Crazy Helsinki Adventures

More adventures with officemates... Part 3!