Saturday, May 30, 2009

Team-In-Training Kickoff Celebration

Hi Everyone!

I just came back from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team-In-Training Kickoff Celebration. It was fun meeting new people and look forward to my training for the big marathon in Kauai later this year. I definitely look forward to do all this for a great cause, helping to wipe out blood cancers. If you all could help me out and check out my fundraising page here, (I also have a little banner to the right), and donate what you can. I know that times are tough nowadays but I'm sure we all have that jar full of pennies, any little bit helps. If you have any questions, leave me a comment or e-mail me at or Thanks so much! I will keep you updated on my progress as I train for the marathon.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

100 Things, Part I

I thought that I'd take a little time (okay, too much time) to let you all get to know me a little better. So, from the famous Facebook notes, here are my 100 things.

1. I have a fear of the characters in those suits, like in Disneyland or Chuck E. Cheese...I don't truss 'em!

2. I can't do anything without music or any kind of noise. I can't stand the silence.

3. I am the messiest organized person in the world.

4. I love the sound of a woman in high heels walking down a hallway.

5. I am a connoisseur of professional wrestling.

6. I am a die-hard Laker fan!

7. I am the best 5'1" basketball player ever!

8. I dislike Wal-Mart with a passion.

9. I try not to use the 'hate' anymore.

10. I believe in always looking your best, you never know who you'll run into.

11. I love oxymorons.

12. Basketball is a passion of mine. I love to play, watch and coach basketball.

13. I have always wanted to be some kind of scout, a basketball scout or maybe even a Playboy model scout.

14. I have recently learned to conquer the Rubik's cube.

15. I am a big Playboy fan.

16. I am a Hip-hop head. I love real Hip-hop.

17. Monterey Bay is the place to be. One of my favorite places to chill.

18. I am a wanna-be shoe collector.

19. I wear a cross necklace that my grandfather game to me. I haven't taken it off since I was in grade school.

20. I will create my own big-time magazine one day.

21. I have a boot box full of notebooks.

22. I am an only child.

23. I am a Mac-head.

24. I am loyal, sometimes to a fault

25. I have a big collection of music and magazines.

part II coming soon...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Quote of the Week

Wealth is of the heart and mind, not of the pocket.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Books vs. their Movie version

Alright, so I watched the new movie, Angels & Demons with my parents today. I should say that I had read Dan Brown's book and my parents had not. From just about the beginning, I was totally disappointed with the movie. If you were in the theater with us, you would see me shaking my head and complaining over to my mom, quietly of course, ha! It just seemed liked they wanted to rush forward to the exciting part of the story to the chase of the catching the killer. That's Hollywood for you! And they totally brushed over the parts of the story that I thought were very important to have such as religion vs. science as well as the idea of father figures. I just had to rant because the book was very good and the movie could have been just as good. And as we have seen, most of the movies that have been based on books never live up to them. I was just really disappointed.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My New Munny

I present to you my newest Munny! I'm having a lot of fun with coming up with new characters and toys. I will definitely explore more ways to make my Munnies bigger and better!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Quote of the Week

One cannot consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. –Helen Keller

Friday, May 8, 2009

Favorites of the Week


This past week I went to an information meeting about Team-In-Training, which is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's sports training program. TNT gives you the opportunity to train with great coaches, go to amazing destinations to run, cycle or hike, as well as doing it all for a great cause. I don't know anyone with leukemia or lymphoma but I felt this was a great opportunity to help others. I will definitely write more about this as I continue on this journey.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What Is...Sexy?

What sexy does is sexy. 

A strong, confident woman is sexy. A strong, confident older woman is even sexier. 

Intelligence is sexy. Multi-lingual girls are sexy. 

Multi-cultured girls are sexy. Cultured girls are sexy too.

A sexy voice can make your soul quiver. The sound of a woman in high heels walking down a hallway is sexy. Well-defined calves are sexy. 

BeyoncĂ© is sexy. So is Martha Stewart. Or for you Travel Channel fans out there...Bridget Marquardt is sexy. So is Samantha Brown. 

A girl who can tell me who the starting center was for the L.A. Lakers in game 6 of the NBA finals in 1980 is very sexy.

A girl who can play the drums is sexy. A girl who can DJ is just as sexy.

Uniqueness is sexy. Individuality is sexy.

A 5'8" supermodel is sexy. A 4'11" Playboy model is SO much sexier. 

Natural beauty is sexy. Voluptuousness is super sexy.

Sexy is timless. No matter the era, their sexy is our sexy. Sexy is ageless. Ageless is sexy.

A woman with muscles is sexy. Strength is sexy.

Funny women are sexy. A sense of humor is sexy.

Women with curves are sexy. Mothers are sexy. 

Classic beauty is sexy.

Most sexy women are beautiful. Most beautiful women are sexy. Although not all beautiful women are sexy. Some sexy women would not necessarily be considered a real beauty. But they don't care and that is sexy!

Sexy is sexy. What is sexy to you?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Thoughts On...Blogging

As I continue to share my thoughts on this blog, I've paused for a bit as I try to figure out what the hell I'm doing. I do love to write, it is a great release, but I am still trying to find my own voice. It's difficult to find your own voice with words on paper or a keyboard. It's definitely hard to find it with a marker and/or pencils too. Sometimes, the words, the ideas sound better in your head.

I first started this blog toward the end of last year. It started off well but I then found myself running out of ideas or not having any time or just being lazy. But earlier this year, I cam back and knew that I had to. I started it, I might as well continue and finish it. I knew that all I had to do was sit down and write. I had to take some time out of my day and do it. It's coming to me easier but I got a ways to go.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Quote of the Week

Don't bother just to be better than your comtemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. –William Faulker

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Full Day of Sports

Saturday was a great full day of sports, it started off with the 135th Kentucky Derby, which was won by a 50 to 1 longshot. Mine That Bird, ridden by jockey Calvin Borel, shot past the field down the stretch and won by 6 3/4 lengths in a improbable upset.

AP Photo/Elise Amendola
Next, was the epic 7 games series between the Boston Celtic and the Chicago Bulls. The favored Celtics got all it could take and was pushed into the final game by the Bulls. It was a hotly contested series that included four overtime games and 7 overtimes in all, both a NBA playoff record, and hard, physical play, which would be expected in a series like this. But in the end, the Celtics pulled it out in game 7, 109-99 (which I'm not happy about, ha!)

AP Photo/ Jae C. Hong

And for the main event, if you will, the much anticipated bout for the title of "pound-for-pound" best fighter in the world, Manny Pacquiao v. Ricky Hatton. A great fight, especially if you're Filipino (as I am), that saw Manny dominate after knocking down Hatton twice in the first round. And then, he finished it off with a knockout left hook in the second round. Manny, still the "pound-for-pound" best fighter in the world, is expected to face the returning Floyd Mayweather. 

Friday, May 1, 2009

Remembering My Grandfather

Today, May 1, is the 2nd year anniversary of my grandfather's death. It's been a tough couple years for me and my family, but we all have gotten through it together. So now, we start another year without him here with us physically. But he is always going to be with us spiritually. I went to mass last Sunday and was praying and talking with my grandpa after receiving communion, then all of a sudden I smelled a whiff of his Old Spice smell. It hit me quick but I knew he was there with me. Anyway, I wanted to leave you all with something that I wrote for my grandfather for his memorial service two years ago.

R.I.P. Lolo (July 2, 1916–May 1, 2007)

Simple / Stubborn / Old-fashioned / Old-school / Giving / Gentle / Thoughtful / Full of thought / A worrier and a warrior / A man's man / A gentleman / He taught me to be the man that I want to be / And the man that I didn't want to be / We all have both sides / The good and the bad / But no matter what any of us thought / He always wanted the good / The good inside all of us to shine through

Betrayed by his body / His mind like a steel trap / But for his nine decades / He was taken too soon / For his nine decades / He had nine lives / From the battles of Bataan / To the battles of broken hearts / To the battles with his hard-headed children / He went through it all / Let us hope / Let us pray / That we / Get to live a full life as he

He was personable / He was charming / Before getting to the point / He would tell you his life story / or at least the story of his life at the moment / Oh the stories / The stories he could tell / Were simple / Yet that was his life / He was content with his big ben clock / His flashlight / His gold casio watch at his side / He made sure everything was in order / How he wanted things / How they were supposed to be / So let us live our life like he

Let us go forth / and go home / Lolo's gonna get worried because it's starting to get dark out there

Love you Lolo,