I am managing 5 blogs on Blogger site:
1 blog for my personal journal
1 blog for my daughter, Zendra
1 blog for my 3 kids
1 italian blog
1 tagalog blog
–and 1 blog for my quote/poems collection.
i obviously LOVE WRITING!
I bet managing 6 blogs is easier than managing 2 kids at home. hahaha.


THE FOLLOWING FACTS ARE UNTRUE…if i don’t have an internet connection:

1. I understand the abbreviation: LOL, ROFL, BRB, TYT, BTW, etc…and all the other computer lingo.

2. I know how to blog, design it and post graphics.

3. I know the difference of “embed code”, “html”, “rss feed”, and other technical pc terms.

4. I found my long time friends and hunted my classmates way back at day care schools.

5. I had a habit of checking emails everyday.

6. I have longer time on pc than watching tv.

7. I read at least 2 books a week.

8. I know the games: Farmville, Fishworld, Farmtown, Cafe World, etc.

9. I am fond of voting contests.

10. I am on FACEBOOK!

(those who can relate…keep on SMILING!)

Romeo & Juliet

It was a very interesting Sunday (June 26) for me and my daughter Zendra. It was Zendra’s fotoshoot!

It was the first time i met in person the fotographer Valentina Mantovani from Verona. It’s her first time in Milan. We met only at Facebook first, then at Blogger. I love her fotos. She’s a good fotographer even still very young.
I was honored and proud that she chose my daughter as her model for her fotos.
This cute gift was from Valentina, from her town Verona, of the famous Romeo and Juliet love story. Someday, i’m gonnna visit Verona to see for myself that famous “balcony” where the lovers promised their endless love. =)

Good, Bad, Very Bad

Good: Your wife doesn’t talk to you.
Bad: She wants divorce.
Very bad: She is a lawyer.

Good: Your son is growing up.
Bad: He has a relationship with a whore from the neighborhood.
Very bad: Just like you.

Good: You are explaining to your daughter about birds and bees.
Bad: She interrupts you.
Very bad: And corrects you.

Good: Your son has a serious relationship.
Bad: The relationship is with a man.
Very bad: With your best friend.

Good: Your daughter has a good job.
Bad: She is a whore.
Very bad: She earns much more than you.

Good: Your son studies a lot in his room.
Bad: You have found porn videos in his room.
Very bad: You and your wife are the main actors.

Ok, Let’s Hear it from the Guy’s Side

Finally , the guys’ side of the story.
I must admit, it’s pretty good.)
We always hear
the rules

These are our rules!
Please note… these are all numbered “1”
1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports. It’s like the full moon
or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport.
And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a Problem.

See a doctor.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you won’t dress like the Victoria ‘s Secret girls, don’tExpect us to act like soap opera guys.

1. If you think you’re fat, you probably are.
Don’t ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of them makes you sad or angry, then we meant the other one

1. You can either ask us to do something
Or tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color.Pumpkin is also a fruit.

We Haveno idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched.
We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing,” We will act like nothing’s wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle, besides we know you will bring it up again later.

1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, Expect an answer you don’t want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine… Really .

1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation,

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

But did you know men really don’t mind that? It’s like camping.

Saturday Rants

Bureau of Immigration says: “If the traveler is a mere namesake of a person banned from leaving, the Bureau of Immigration will issue a clearance stating that he or she and the person named in the HDO is not one and the same.”

My brother (in blue sweat shirt) was never permitted to leave yesterday and was held by the Philippine Immigration because of the “same name case”. He’s name is renato maaliw, jr. but the immigration officers told the other “renato maaliw III” is the same name. what???
Actually, my youngest brother Togz (the 3rd) is “ban” from leaving the country because he’s a scholar of CHED (Commission on Higher Education, UP Diliman). He’s taking a doctoral degree now. So he was obviously on the “watchlist”.
But, they insist they are the “same person”.
At least, the officers have been considerate upon viewing the documents/evidences provided at the airport. But, NO! My brother just went back home. It had put a lot of hassles not only to my brother, but to other travelers who needs to re-book their flights and get the “certificate of clearance”. And how will the people know if their names got are the same with the “banned travellers?” Will all the travellers check the bureau? If his “name” has the same name of a person in the watchlist, once he landed in the Philippines, the immigration should had warned him/stopped him in the first place. Why when he’s leaving that this thing happened? The immigration should do something about this system.