Monday, March 30, 2009

On vacation

I am on vacation here at my grandmother's place. It's a bit far from a cafe so I won't be on as much but don't worry friends I won't be gone long. I miss you all already. Don't worry I asked my sister ro drop ec's on you all who dropped ecs on me. I will have lots of stories to tell and pics to show for when I get back there. I'm looking forward to it already. Take care everyone.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Take a Bow!

Last Sunday my cousin Dominic and I went to church around 4 pm. As we were leaving the church after the mass I saw this papaya tree which is bent as if it was bowing towards the church. I was tickled pink when I looked at the tree but since I didn't bring a camera with me I pestered my cousin to take a picture using his phone. He asked me why I want that picture and I told him I would be writing about it in my blog. I was suppose to write about it last Sunday evening but my cousin went out and brought his phone with him. I forgot to take it out before hand. It's the first time I saw a bent papaya tree because most of what I've seen are standing erect like the men in the military would stand.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Missing the inflatable pool

It's starting to get hot here in the Philippines. I blogged about the new displays in the stores just recently. Since we moved to a smaller place there is no room for our inflatable pool to be placed so I really really miss just soaking there until I turn into a prune. Soaking in the pool takes away some of the heat plus I get to wear my swimsuit which is black of course so as to hide some of the bulges of my body. I miss just splashing and floating about. We plan to bring the pool to ormoc where my grandparents live and use it there when we go to attend my grandmother's birthday celebration. I can't wait.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Scorching Sun fun

I was out today and the scorching sun was licking at my dark skin heheheh.It really is summer time now here in the Philippines. Whenever I go to the department stores I see a lot of inflatable balls and pools being displayed as well as all sorts of swimming attire. The suits some in different colors and they would really dazzle you. I like looking at children's swimming wear specially the ones for little girls because they are just so cute. Some have raffles around and some are like little grown up get ups. Brings back memories of the first time I learned to swim.

I believe I was 6 years old when I learned how to swim. I mean I can swim a little but always at the shallow end of the pool. My cousins on my dad's side of the family has a swimming pool in their home so whenever we come and visit we would always take a dip in that oh so cool and sparkling blue pool. I am always envious of my cousins and uncles because they would just swim and swim to and fro. Here we are my sister and I at the shallow end of the pool. I would always ask one of my uncles to give me a piggy back ride when they swim to the deeper end of the pool because I really really like to go there. When I get there I would just happily cling to the sides even though it was hell on my arms heheheh but it was worth it at that time.

Then one day my dad called me and so I got out of the pool and went to him and so he hoisted me up into his arms and then suddenly he tossed me in the middle of the pool. I was there sputtering and shrieking like a banshee and splashing like a dolphin and then suddenly I touched the sides of the pool. I was so mad at my dad but then all of a sudden my eyes became wide with wonder.... I swam , I really really swam. Katching that was the sound I heard in my brain. My survival instinct kicked the hell off my fear of drowning. Beat that fear. hahahahah I was delirious with happiness and forgave my dad for tossing me.

After that incident I was like a brave soldier going to battle everytime I swam to the deeper end. I remember my dad did the same thing to my sister but she didn't even try and so I asked her years and years later why she didn't try to swim to the side and this is what she told me " I know they would save me" Hahahahahah that really cracks me up every time I recall that. Shsss don't tell her I said so but I think until now she still is afraid of going to the deeper end of the pool. Let's just keep this between us shall we?