Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Are you planning to have a vacation in Odiongan or planning to settle down in Odiongan? Are you afraid to lost a communication from your friends, business partners, love ones and etc. Don't panic, if you are looking for an internet service provider just go to ODIONGAN WIRELESS NETWORK SERVICES formerly known as OWAP (Odiongan Wi-fi Access Point). They offer internet service which is unlimited and monthly pay is favorable, depending to the bandwidth you subscribed. But you have to take note that this offer is just beyond the Odiongan town, farther barangay's which are outside Odiongan is not covered.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
This is my special blog, this blog won't tackle Odiongan, but my life.
July 26, 2008. This is my husband and I 1st anniversary. Well he thought last Saturday was already July 26, (lol, he is so excited huh?) That's why after visiting a Jogye temple (the largest buddhist shrine in Seoul) and Myeong-dong Catholic Cathedral, he brought me to Everest as part of the anniversary special. This is one of the happiest day of my life...
It was a so tiring day, my feet soar wandering around the city. He asked me what would I like to buy as anniversary cake, a normal cake or something special. Well after musing for a few minutes I just told him, up to you but I prefer a normal cake. Because I know we cannot eat a big cake, it is only the two of us. We will just waste money buying an extravagant cake. So as you can see the blueberry cake above is our first anniversary cake. It is so cute!
Late at night, after I have read a message from my sister that they are really broke as this time, I cannot stop my tears running down my face, then my husband came asking me if I received his e-card, I look at my spam folder and saw it there. When I opened the card I was touched and my tears run down again, call me silly but I ask him "Is this true?" He was shocked and said "What?" then I have to repeat my question. He laughed and says "Of course that is true". I just cannot believed what it is written " I am so lucky you are mine."
"I thought....." I have said a lot of i thought...finally our problem was resolved. We got a lot of misunderstanding with our jokes, moods and with our character. He said he was just kidding when he said I was his maid, that was a joke from a friend which he borrowed. He said one time they have a get together with his friends and they are drinking and some food fell to the floor, his friend said "Don't cleaned it up my maid will do it " maid referring to his canadian wife too. And there's a lot more issues that had fixed that night. Maybe it only happened that I am very sensitive and we don't know each other yet so deeply. Well we have been together for one month and 7 days, plus the 2 weeks during the wedding.
What I will not forgot too was when said he will help my family as of now that they are in crisis, I asked him why, I cannot stand seeing you crying. (I don't want to see you cry. It sounds so sweet....
Maybe I could not write for two weeks, because we are going to China this Saturday as part of our anniversary special, it was his treat for me.
Thank you sweetie! I love you.....
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
BARATILYO is common in the Philippines during Fiesta, you can see a lot of people roaming inside the flea market, others buy something, others were just having window shopping. Baratilyo is like a bargain sale where you can buy products in a cheap prices compare to market price.
Every mother loves Baratilyo, because they can save more. Filipinos were craving for bargain, there is no one to blame because life is very difficult to buy expensive things if there is cheaper ones in Baratilyo.
A fact that Filipino loves baratilyo even on the internet we have a site called Baratilyo. You can visit it here http://baratilyo.com.ph/. Have fun!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This is our house, as you can see it was burned. Lol! The story is below:
It was a normal day when I wake up, after drinking coffee I collected the firewood that tatay had axed before he went to work. When I am done I had ask my sister to put the firewood at the top of our "kalan" to make then dry. When my mother ask my sister to cook something for breakfast and saw the firewood, she told us not do it again because it will cause a fire. Well I don't know else what happened after breakfast I have been busy washing our clothes. My sister and mother went outiside to see if they can make the palay dry because at last the sun had shine after a few days of raining. They found out the street outside was wet (because it is not cemented yet). After some road works we (coz I already joined them) found out that our water pipe is leaking.
After making optional way for the water with my uncle help and Budok, the water in the street became little, suddenly one of my cousin is hurriedly running and shouting "You're house is on fire". I hurriedly run at our house in return, a big fire on our kitchen welcome me and I was shocked but I immediately throw a water in it, then my mother came, some of the relatives follow and help to kill the fire. Everything on our small kitchen was wet, including the eggs of the chicken laying beside it. The chicken already flew, left her eggs on fire.
Our mother scold us, I never knew that my sister returned the firewood at the top of the heat. It was a very tiring day, if our house was burned. I guess my father will kill the two of us, it was his birthday that day. And our gift to him is burning our house. Lol!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Is it over? Nope, the party has just started! Every barangay fiesta you will found dance party for people, awarding night, search or the so called pageants. It is part of cultural heritage. As you can see at the above picture, rain or shine the party will continue. Well the management lossed profits here, nobody buy the tables and chairs, and nobody buy the lechon and beer. It is a big loss but the party or the search need to be continued. Those people above were the barangay fiesta management, they were soak on the rain as those people were soak watching too.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Whe you heard the word ADIDAS what comes to your mind? Shoes? Socks? Did the word "chicken" had ever crossed your mind? Hehehe, Yeah, ADIDAS in pinoy is chicken feet. It is called PAKALKAL in Kapampangan dialect.
ADIDAS is one of the food that you can see along the street (Philippines) in barbecue stand or fish ball stands. It is a chicken feet marinated and cooked in soy sauce with onions and garlic then roasted then deep in a sauce of your choice (spicy vinegar, sweet, or sweet,soy sauce with specie and spicy sauce). Hmmm..Yummy!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
It is almost one month since my father has no work, as what I have told before he is a carpenter and he is the only source of our living. If no work , no food. It is hard to live this kind of life. And like what I say I am with my husband, I have no problem regarding what to eat because he feed me well. My problem is my family in the Philippines, since father lost his job, they are striving very hard now to live...maybe still lucky that last season we have few rice sacks(father plant rice because it was his term to plant, it ends last june), but because it is always raining in the Philippines (rainy season) they cannot make the grains dry to be milled. My mother has no work, so no one will help them. My sister is studying, she need everyday allowance going to town. Not like when I am still there,I have a work even I only get a small compensation.
My additional problem is my father he needs to be check-up, my sister told me one day that his left chest is growing and I don't have money to support it or my family has none. In our province, medical facilities is poor (Romblon). I have ask my husband to lend me some amount so I can send it to my family, but he just laughed and says "How could you pay me? You don't have a work?" It sucks, it really hurts, I burts crying last night...I feel so weak, hopeless and helpless....I don't know what to do. I guess you understand what I feel, you cannot let something bad happened with your family. You love them more than you love your life, you will do anything for them. That's what I feel...
I am looking for work online, but regarding with my visa here in Korea (i am not allowed to work here, I can work but illegaly). So I am looking a work in China, even online job or the data entry job I am looking for it. I also started blogging so I can earn with adsense, but how long it will takes so I can send money to my family, they need to eat, my father needs a medical care. I am so lost, I can't stop my tears... I want to do something but I don't know how. I never stop praying...
So help me God!
P.S. Anybody knows other way to make money online?
Snipey, Snowbell, Theodore and Paul
I just want to show you guys how cute my cats are, I already now have a 7 cats at home.
When I have a problem, I just hugged my favorite cats (Snipey & Theodore), as if they know how I feel. My thoughts lessen for a bit, from the comfort and warm I have got from them.
I don't how to start this, i just want to lessen up my feelings. I feel i am all alone out of this. I am Filipino who was married to a Canadian. I came from a poor family, my father is just a carpenter in town but behind this i graduated my degree, with the help of my scholarships. I am here in Korea, i have been here by a tourist visa changing it to F3, i had arrived here about last last week of July. My husband is a teacher here. My problem starts when my father had no more work, because he is just a freelance carpenter and you know how difficult life in the Philippines, there is a big competition with that kind of work. A typhoon strucks our Province, that makes their daily living harder. I want to help but i can't, i don't have a work here (my F3 visa won't allow me to work too). It hurts when u hear them they cannot eat because there is nothing to eat, i know life is very difficult in there..coz i have experienced those difficulties and hardships. I am currently looking for work online, but for everybody's knowing...it's a hard thing to do, especially i am not a Korean speaker, i can't even read Korean language. Filipinos get hired here through government, which means my tendecy to be hired is very low. I have told my husband that my family is in need, they are asking if i already have a work here. My husband ask me if i told them that i can't work here with my visa. I said yes, he ask me too if my father is looking for a job or just waiting that i will have a job? I was insulted, he doesn't even know how hard to look for a job as a carpenter, our province is just an island. People there were poor like us, so how could he have job if no one is going to build a house? My husband told me too, if i found work here, i will shoulder my own food and half of the utilities here, and maybe i could pay him the plane ticket he had purchased for me in order i can come here. He also added i will also pay the dental fee, he paid for me. Yes, it hurts! It just feel i am betrayed of someone I love. Do you ever think that your husband will askyou for the things he gave to you afterwards? I am really hurt, writing this blog i am crying. I can't stop crying, I want him to understand me and my family. He gave me choices, either i can have work to other country or go home to the Philippines and find a work. I know that my family is my responsibility not his responsibility. What i want is some word of consolation, not to ask me anything afterwards. I am really hurt, especially sometimes he called me his maid. Even he call me like that in a a joke way, it still hurt from within.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
This is a championship game between D'WORKERS and HARDCOURT. Played in an open field along the barangay road.
This game ends questionable. D'WORKERS was the defending champion, and in this championship game they need to beat the opponent twice. According to the volleyball rule championship played five sets, but this game was played only four sets that made the D'WORKERS 1st placer and not the champion.
What i don't like to other people is the way they act, some were too boastful. As if you have to bow for them, their highness!
We are now here in Barangay Pato-o, the biggest barangay in town of Odiongan. Road here is not yet cemented, so sometimes when I walked home from school my school shoes torned easily.
Little by little the road of Barangay Pato-o became cemented, just some part of it.
This fruit is called BALIMBING in Tagalog, SABIRIL in Bisaya dialect and CARAMBOLA or STAR FRUIT in English.
This tree is older than me, it was planted at the back portion of our house. I don't know who planted it, they told us when we are little it was my late uncle who planted it. He was slained in a restaurant without any reason.
This is my favorite tree when I was still a little kid, when I feel hungry I just went up to the three bringing some salt in my hand. Well, I am not the only kid who loves this tree, everybody on the neighborhood like it too. Baptist church is just near us, so every sunday those little kids after Sunday school or before they are already at the Balimbing Tree. They look like little monkeys. lol.
There's a time that I thought this tree wouldn't survived anymore because termites ate the tree's body, but time heals all wounds, the tree survived.
Until now, this tree served a food for kids like me who's hungry from playing.This tree still feed my niece and nephews (from my cousins).
Well for the information of others I have included some article about this plant, this is also medicinal plant:
- Tea of boiled leaves used for aphthous stomatitis.
- Crushed shoots or leaves used externally for headaches and ringworm.
- Boiled flowers used to expel worms: 50 gms to a pint of boiling water; drunk in normal doses.
- Fruit is laxative.
- Decoction of fruit, 50 gms to a pint of boiling water, 4-5 glasses a day for bleeding piles.Juice of fresh fruit for affections of the eyes.
- Seed is used for asthma and colic:
- Powdered seeds, 10 gms to a cup of warm water, drunk 4 times daily.
- In India, the ripe fruit is used to stop hemorrhages and relieve hemorrhoidal bleeding.
- The dried fruit or juice used for fevers.