A Doc Ferdz Recio appreciation post
One thing about having bunnies, it’s really hard to find vets that actually treat them. 99.9% of vets in the Philippines deal with only dogs and cats. I’ve been fortunate to have found the .1% that are rabbit savvy, and Doc Ferdz is my favorite. Ever since he opened his Animal Wellness Center in Panay Avenue (Now they have a branch at UP Town Center too!) we’ve been going to him forÂ checkups and other concerns for Chibi and Chester. It’s not just that he’s very nice to look at (let’s be honest here), it’s the effort and personal care he provides. He responds via text for availability. He actually…
I think you should listen to Julianne’s Empty Chairs today
In my 2007-2009 earphones always in my ears, blasting on top volume phase when I was still working in an office, you might have overheard me listening to this on the elevator. Back then, my IPOD nano was carefully curated with 800+ songs that I carefully picked out and edited on an almost daily cadence (I had the time, maybe because I wasn’t much of a team player then). My defense mechanism and how I avoided social interaction was to keep my earphones on, and it helped that I really liked listening to music. Julianne was part of the easy listening, pretty girl vocalists of the time. She wasn’t as…
In my life, I have had a lot of things to be thankful for. Experiences that have made me who I am. People that have encouraged me to do better. Opportunities that have gotten me places I never thought possible. Recently I have hadÂ to say thank you for a lot of things as well, and remind myself of what I really have. Taking stock and thinking about things has made me less short overall, but I have to remind myself on a daily basis. As I said, I write about everyday and mostly I find myself writing down things I am grateful for on Mondays, without even thinking about…
To reducing carbon footprints
My planner has alerted me to the fact that Earth Day is coming up on Saturday, April 21. I’m not sure how accurate it is, and if there’s still an Earth Hour that’s to happen on the date, but I do think the earth has been on everyone’s radar in the past few years, with all the change in weather, and the extremes it gotten. A friend in Minnesota shared a record breaking snowfall in her front yard in Spring. The Philippines has hit the sweltering summer, with temperatures at 34-36 degrees Celsius (around 95-98 degrees Fahrenheit for the folks in the US) during the day, and in the high…
You’re a reason to celebrate
I am a big fan of birthdays. I like the idea of celebrating because one exists, and for that one reason, it makes all the sense in the world. Maybe it’s because my family always does something for birthdays. We like to throw house parties, or go out for a nice lunch or dinner, or go somewhere. We even have the 24 hour no bad vibe rule that says what the birthday celebrant says, goes (which we like to abuse/challenge everytime someone invokes it). We’re happy you’re here. Just that thought makes me a little happy. Because this world is difficult. You should celebrate the milestones yes, the achievements you’ve…
Thought of the day
“Truth will out.” Very simply, that in everything, the truth will always come out. I would like to think I’m honest to a point, and this three word sentence keeps me in line when I want to just hide in a lie. Because it always does. Even if it hurts, even if it’s destructive, the truth will always finds its way into the light.
3 things that make me happy
Well, for one thing, lists. I like lists. They give me a semblance of organization, a purpose, and with my ten second memory, it’s a heck of a good way to track things that I may well soon forget. So now, let me tell you about the things that make me happy today: 1. People I love. Well, no surprise there. When I was discussing what I was passionate about the other night, I couldn’t really give a concrete example that I could back with evidence. Sure, food is there, but hey, food is almost everyone’s passion. I cannot begin to tell you what settings your camera should be in…
Thought of the day:
“I like to pretend I’m deep and mysterious. Truthfully, I’m not. I’m simple, and easy to please. But, you don’ fall for girls that won’t break your heart.” -Unknown We threw a party for two friends who came back to the Philippines the first time since they moved there and the conversation inevitably drifted to women, and the kind of girls our friends go for. A lot of our friends are couples or married, but recently, a few are now back on the market and yes, we talk about the women (or men) in the radar. Generally, the desirable traits were: hot, skinny, sings, nice, confident, sweet. In general, if…
To letting go.
I keep forgetting what I want to put down on paper. These days it’s all about distractions. It all feels like one big mesh of things coming at me, all of which I’m not sure of. But it feels exciting. See, I am all about the planning. I like making sure things go the way I planned them to. I ensure all things I’m involved in are precise, exact, according to plan. Not this time. I feel like with my current job, which requires a lot of planning for things, and analyzing trends and preparing for the worst but hoping for the best, I either become quite useless to my…
Hug your loved ones. Quick.
From a rosy pink outlook on the beginning of today, came the bleak news that a friend died. It wasn’t sudden, we knew she was sick, and we saw her last month before she went home to Bacolod to be amongst family after her stage 4 cancer needed really expensive, scary radiation treatment she didn’t want to go through. We had made plans to go visit her this month with another of my sister’s friends and make a trip out of it, but unfortunately, we didn’t go early enough. She was Ate Sheila and she was such a nice person. We weren’t super close, I knew her from my sister…