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[1: 1,336 of 10,000] Building an Ikea Blue Chest of 2 Drawers

In Article on August 10, 2014 at 1:03 AM

I don’t like puzzle but I like furnitures. My sissy and I got a blue chest of 2 drawers from Ikea and attempted to build it ourselves. It looked like a chest of 2 drawers isn’t it proven by the photo below and I can’t believe we were really able to put it together after looking at the instruction, screwing, and there was even hammering of baby nails involved.

I am not very patient so I don’t think I would agree on building another cabinet by myself in the future. As I’ve said, I hated puzzle but with the presence of my industrial designer sister I was willing to do it with her. I am glad it went well and we didn’t need to disassemble the whole thing and reassemble; although at some point, the lower drawer almost didn’t work.


[1: 1,307 of 10,000] The “Liam Neeson”

In Review on February 19, 2014 at 12:50 AM


If you have a daughter and you have not seen the movie Taken, well now is the time! My Mom saw it first in our family and immediately she insisted demanded that we, her three daughters, her only three children, most especially to my youngest sister who loves to travel, made sure that we see the movie and understand it by heart.

Taken is the best suspense thriller movie ever! Or is it Liam the best father a distressed daughter could ever hope for to come rescue and save the freaking day.

I would probably tell my child unless your dad is a real life Bryan Mills then you wouldn’t made me stop worrying that you won’t make the misjudgment to trust a stranger. No more arguments, you’re not leaving the house until I am sure that there will be no danger. Well, the truth is, I will probably let my child go and I trust that God sends his angels to protect her every single step of her beautiful life.

Best dramatic line ever – “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.”

[1: 1,306 of 10,000] That Bitch

In Poem on February 18, 2014 at 11:15 PM

She equates complication with exciting

She slaps me with the truth

She laughs so loud the neighbour cities turn heads

She messed up plans

She has no plan

She tortures me with embarrassment

She drags me into trouble

She confirms that the words ‘crack’ and ‘fuck’ are a perfect match

That bitch

That bitch is my friend!

That makes me a total bitch too


[1: 1,303 of 10,000] Sad Dreams

In Journal on February 15, 2014 at 2:17 AM


Papa and Mama were frequent visitors in my dreams. Is this my way of dealing with my broken heart? And is that’s their way to guide me that I will be all right? I even avoid sleeping because I don’t want to admit that I needed them even if it’s in a dream… for a while.

I believe that everything will be all right. How can’t it not be when I know I am loved and I am capable to love. My heart will heal and it’ll get prettier, stronger, and keep marching forward.

[1: 1,297 of 10,000] I’ve Earned “MISS”

In Article on February 9, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Title feeds the EGO but as Robin Sharma taught, you can lead without a Title.


At 25 I have earned my title “MISS” at work.  It feels good and honourable. I also know that it comes with responsibilities. It feels even better that I don’t push people to call me that; it is up to them if they feel like it. Although on occasional circumstance I am a bit hurt when I am not addressed properly when I felt I am definitely a superior and I am around subordinates. I don’t like arrogance especially if I know they have not earned by respect. It certainly roots to my Chinese upbringing where respect and honour are signified with proper title. I never want my younger sisters to ever call me by my first name, they call me “Achie,” which means “Big Sister” in Chinese; when I’ll have kids they will call me “Mom” and never by my first name.

I once heard a very strong and progressive American company where they don’t use “SIR” for seniors but simply with their FIRST NAME. I am indifferent but I should be open to the idea that title isn’t important if I could hear from the tone that there is respect and jobs get perfectly completed.

[1: 1,294 of 10,000] Being Racist

In Article on February 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM

My soul mate, my best friend, and one of my dearest sisters is currently in a relationship with a man we all learned to categorised as “not worthy” enough to be part of our family.

Racist Eggs

I’m half Filipino and half Chinese so I certainly understood being different and yet here I am being too judgemental at my sister who chose a nationality I could never imagined to become part of our lineage. Right now I find no reason to ever go to their home country in my lifetime. Will I really want my soon to be nieces and nephews to be mixed with that race?

I am proud of the blood lines that runs through my vein, I don’t really think their kind is beneath me; I just don’t want to be associated with them most especially thinking one of my loved ones kisses one. Eeewwww!

I am racist and I should not because it is wrong. I am not racist to everyone, I like gay men, I like purple people, I try to defend people who are bullied, and yet I can’t bring myself to like this man for my sister. Am I just being protective that she deserves someone better? I think so; even if she think he’s different from the rest of his kinds. It is not my place but I can’t meet him; I am still hoping they break up!

[1: 1,289 of 10,000] People Want To Belong

In Article on February 1, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Strange Group

Individual may lose proper guidance on choosing a group, we like to call it going astray; but they have a reason for choosing a group. They choose one where they would feel they are seen, heard, appreciated, and get the very sense of belonging. It is no wonder a good kid suddenly joined a gangster brotherhood if they feel that they have seen their reflection on their members not really about the wrongdoing per se but it could be that they show him respect, they acknowledge his presence, he felt wanted and with that he is willing to depart a part of who he is.

A person leaves his habitant when he no longer feel safe not necessarily in terms of financial or even the fact that he knows he is being loved by his own family member; but it is usually the different type of safe net that he looked for. He could take the family for granted because with his friends who drinks and smokes have the same family status that they parents are marrying for the nth time. We have our personal issues and even if we don’t speak about it but when we found people who have been through it; it becomes comforting to see them, be with them, even if we don’t personally admit we are in the same swing.

It is important to create a home that is safe, no unfair judgment, loving and kind. Communication is a great tool especially if there would also be lots of listening. Honesty delivered with kindness and backed with objectivity will establish a mature exchange. It takes practise to keep the teens in their toes but it is not impossible.

[1: 1,258 of 10,000] Been New Ones

In Article on January 1, 2014 at 10:31 PM

2014 New Year

New Year, New Perspective?

Do you remember the feeling when you first got your latest phone? You’ve cared for it like it never get old. Then one day it was replaceable. What do we treasure in this life that should never get old? With the crazy 2013, I got equally excited and fearful what I must value, what are truly valuable anyway.

  1. To be frank, I am dropping the sleeping daily but I am making a difference with my feelings – hitting the gym this time!
  2. I am going to be working harder to make a change and no more making excuses.
  3. No one will fulfil my dream but me, I should finish a decent publishable book that truly sells and inspire.
  4. Live the life I love.
  5. My sisters and I reunited in a beautiful home.

[1: 1,251 of 10,000] A Sweet Mother Daughter True Story

In Short Story on December 25, 2013 at 10:17 PM

In some culture, children are given cash as present. Here is a sweet story about a Mum and Her Baby Girl Lily.


After counting the money Lily got as presents, I asked her what she wants to do with it…

Lily: Mum, you can have my money.

Me: Why honey? Don’t you want to put it in your bank?

Lily: No mum, just put it inside your wallet okay? So you don’t have to go back to work.

My maternity leave is almost over and I have been prepping the little girl. I said that I need to go back to work because mummy doesn’t have money any more.

[1: 1,246 of 10,000] Shopping for Christmas Gifts

In Journal on December 20, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Christmas Gift

I have a long list of wrong gifts for the past years to my sissy and if I screw giving the right gifts this year I will definitely give it up and just give her money for her to buy whatever she desires. She was scarred for life and she cannot forget my mishaps.

Apparently aside from giving the right present, I got to make sure I give her a present at all as my original surprise didn’t work. I can’t find the particular vodka she wanted! So I got to rush and buy her the alternatives and I thought I am kind of running out of time.

Finally I did get her something I hope are the right ones this time. I sure will find out on Christmas morning. 🙂