Sunday, July 29, 2012

Exchange Links

  Hey dear bloggers! Would you like to exchange links with me?  I would surely want to be notified about your posts, and I hope you'd like to be updated with mine.  If so, kindly comment here and leave your blog's URL so that I  can follow you AFTER you add me up to your list.  I'll be checking your site soon. Please don't forget to add me up. Thanks! :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Captcha, gotcha!

      Is it just me or Captcha is actually for aliens? Before I start, please allow me to define what I cannot read (hehehe!).  The term CAPTCHA (for Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart) was coined in 2000 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas Hopper and John Langford of Carnegie Mellon University ). A Captcha is a program that can generate and grade tests that  humans  can pass but current computer programs cannot (  When browsing or surfing the internet, you typically find a Captcha whenever a certain site wants to verify that you are indeed human by asking you to correctly identify a combination of letters and/or numbers that are garbled. And I dont mean simply garbled. The characters are actually garbled big time!

I wonder. Are you human enough to type the two words correctly? :D

How about this? I need your help, please :D

      Captcha's definition specifically tells us that humans, and not computer programs can pass  the test for validation. I wonder. Of course I am human, but why is it that I cannot pass Captcha's validation? Could I be lacking in the required intelligence or are they simply doubting that I am flesh and blood?   Hmmm..  Maybe I am just slow in the head. Oh, but I was able to sign up for this blog with Captcha allowing me to get through.  Yeah, right.  I am officially an alien;  part human (sometimes) and part computer program (oftentimes). :D

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey

      Fifty Shades of Grey, the first book of a trilogy by E L James, is a New York Times Bestseller and is intended for mature audiences. There. Having said that, if you are under the age of maturity, this book (and this post) is not for you. Hehe!  But how old does one have to be in order to qualify and to be labelled as mature?  You tell me! hehehe!  The book is heavy on the errotic/sexual side of things and if that is not your cup of tea, then i have again presented a good reason for you to discontinue reading this. Ha!  Anyway, before i totally drive you away, here is my brief account of the novel:

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

      I've always been a Daddy's girl. And I'm not complaining. Being the only daughter (the youngest child having 5 brothers), I guess my father didn't have any other choice hehe...When I was younger, I would often hear my mom say "You should look for a guy who is like your dad; kind, understanding, humble, soft-spoken, etc.." Now,  do I blame my mother because I am still single for I haven't found that special guy who is like my father? hehe!

     Anyway, I've collected some of the nicest Father's Day quotes and placed them here for your reading. And before I close this very short post, allow me to greet all you fathers out there a very Happy Father's Day!

               I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection ~Sigmund Freud

Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown. ~Unknown

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~Johann Schiller

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. ~Unknown
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.  A father can do neither.  If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma. ~Marlene Dietrich

By the time a man realized that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.  ~Charles Wadsworth

father's day

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tagaytay City - Picnic Grove

     Who has never been to Tagaytay? I bet that the whole lot of the population (Manila-based)  has already been there at least once.  Hmmm...Was I exaggerating there? :D  Anyhow,  If you belong to the majority, then probably this post is not for you hehehe :D... But if you have merely heard of Tagaytay, and have not actually been there at least once for a visit, then perhaps you'd take an interest in reading this :D

Tagaytay Picnic Grove

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

       That is probably one of the greetings I've been wanting to receive for myself (hehehe).   Unfortunately, I do not fit the title, for I am not a mother (still) :-/ .  Anyway and obviously, this is not and cannot be a post about me.  This is for those who have  had it harder, rougher and without complain; our mothers..

       While all of us are the sons/daughters of our respective parents, being a parent however, is a special task that just cannot be casually handed to anyone or everyone.  And while we didn't need to do anything to become someone's child, our mothers have to constantly work hard and sacrifice a part of  their being in order for us kids to have a good life.   I don't need to be a mother myself to be able to say that, but by just being a daughter, I can categorically state that to be a mother means so much more..
Being a mother is a profession, and it is permanent and irrevocable.  You cannot be a mother for a day, or for a year, or for a brief moment you may choose to have. From the very day when a child is born,  a mother is also born. And the work starts there. And it never ends.
A mother  is never alone in her thoughts.  She may have allowed you to go out with your peers, or you may have decided to live independently, but a mother's thoughts always go where her child is.
A mother's love is the only force I know that cannot be repelled. You may have disagreed with her a couple of times or you may have disappointed her with your decisions, but a mother's love never ceases to exist no matter the arguments and disappointments.
     To be a mother is to be in love forever with your child.  And for all their selfless love,  forever is probably not enough to show our mothers just how much we love and appreciate them...  Happy Mother's Day to my Mom and to you (if applicable) and to yours! :D

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." -- Lin Yutang

Sunday, May 6, 2012


       The moon has often been said to stir some romantic feelings within us (ever heard of a lovers' moon :-p ), or to be the cause of natural disasters (tsunamis, tidal waves, earthquakes). Some find a full moon lovely, while others think of it as creepy (imagine a halloween witch on her broomstick flying across the night sky with the full moon as her background hihihi!).  In movies,  a werewolf's transformation is often associated with a full moon;  and this  is just the kind of bad news a vampire doesn't need (har har!).  Thus, a moon can be one's delight, and another's dilemma.

       Our moon, with all  the fuss and attention it frequently gets,  ironically looks rather plain and boring from an earthling's point of view (white with black/gray areas, nothing more).  Be that as it may seem, however, the moon remains a  mystery (alien life-form inhabitants, don't you think?).

       Oh, by the way, if you haven't heard or read yet, we're having a Supermoon tonight! That means that this is when the moon is closest to earth (or perigee); and thus, appears to be at its largest. And since no moon blog would ever be complete without an actual snapshot, I went and took a supermoon picture. So, which side of the supermoon do you see? Is it pleasantly romantic, or halloween-like horrific? :D

supermoon 2012