7 more facts about me (verabear)

I’ve been tagged by Angelica and Kimberly, who are both digiscrap designers. I was so surprised to see comments from both of them about the tag, I never would have expected it. This was the same tag that I did for Vicki awhile back, but I figured there’s gotta be more than 7 random facts about me right? Wouldn’t hurt to have another go! hehe.

1) Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs (now this is the part I will be having a hard time with)
4) Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are 7 more random facts about me :

1. It is 3:05 AM as I start with this list and I am watching a movie online. It’s PS I Love You and it is an awesome movie. I love it! I cannot believe I didn’t go see it in the cinema. The first 13 minutes – wow! I am adding it to my list of favorite movies. Oh – I want me an Irish man! Hahaha 🙂
–> First random fact: PS I Love You is one of my favorite movies.

2. I had intended to look into the ad sites I signed up for in the past two days so I could carefully place them in my blogs, and consider how I can place them in my verabear.com site too. See, I seriously want to make extra money with all the time I spend online. I can’t for the life of me design anything for digital scrapbooking, so I had to find something else. Hopefully that really takes off soon.
–> Second random fact: I’m into making money online.

3. I think my boyfriend is really serious about marrying me in June of next year. I told him I won’t be making any plans until I get a ring. That was just a joke of course. We’ll see. 😉
–> Third fact: Plans to get married are underway. No one else knows but us. And YOU 🙂

4. I submitted an application at work today for a different position than the one I currently hold. If I get it, I’d be going back to training people – something I’ve really loved doing when I was doing it. I knew it was something I really wanted. But honestly, it was tearing me apart this afternoon deciding whether to turn in my papers or not. I’ve grown attached to my current team, it’s as if I don’t really want to leave them. And for once, I seem to be somewhere where things are going along just as planned. Oh, we’ll see.
–> Fourth fact: I think my calling is somewhere along the lines of education — in teaching, facilitating learning, training. My previous job was in this line too.

5. I will not make a very good housewife – I’m not good at cleaning house, I don’t cook. Both could change though. That’s the fifth fact — I am not domesticated.

6. There were photography classes in a Summer Workshop I attended when I was 8 years old. I believe I took really awesome pictures that summer. I wonder where those are. I don’t remember any of the things I learned then.
–> Fact number 6: I am a frustrated photograher. Hehe.

7. I secretly wish I was in Kris Aquino’s staff. I think she shares her blessings with her. Kris is a local celebrity. Read her Wikipedia article to know more. I am not happy that there is no single site that features her beautifully!

That took a long time to list. Weird. I hope you learned some new things about me 🙂
Here’s the very hard part, tagging 7 other people. Here goes (but going to their blogs and telling them they’re tagged will have to wait until tomorrow, I’m pooped!):

  1. Ganns
  2. Dette
  3. Dee (oh I hope you can find time for this)
  4. Hummie
  5. Arianne
  6. Dauphine
  7. Ugh. I am still one tag short!

My Cooking Master Boy and Thursday Thirteen #11

Cooking Master Boy – that is Alfred’s favorite anime. I enjoyed watching it too when it was on ABS-CBN but for Alfred, it’s like a how-to guide for cooking. Seriously. He’s been watching the series again, but this time through Youtube.com or Crunchyroll.com or some other video site that carry the any or all 52 episodes of the toon.

He’s been wanting to cook the perfect Yangchow fried rice, or even just to simply perfect the art of adding egg to rice. The other day, after watching an episode of Cooking Master Boy, he claimed to know the trick to get it done. For breakfast yesterday morning, he got up and tried his newly learned trick. In fairness, he didn’t disappoint. So breakfast was a big, fun event yesterday. 🙂

A couple of hours later, while we were at the mall looking for a chopper/food processor to make crushing Oreos an easier task for me, he still couldn’t forget about his wonderfully cooked fried rice. He was disappointed at not having taken a photo; I said we’ll capture it on film next time – if he can recreate it. 🙂

Today, I am bummed about NOT being able to post a decent TT in the past 3 or 4 weeks. Really, I had several ideas and posts written out in my mind but I never reached the keyboard to get them all out. Does that happen to you too? I think it happens to many of us – we actually think about stuff that’s happening around us and react to them, and then later think what a great post that would turn out to be – and then not get to post.

So here’s my thirteen posts I have yet to write.

  1. A post for or about my Mom and our relationship. Of course with Mother’s Day last Sunday, I thought about how we didn’t grow up as ‘good friends’ but having an ok relationship nonetheless. Instead of posting those thoughts right away, I stopped to look for her pictures that I can scrap and include in the post.
  2. My top freebie hunts for digital scrapbooking. I have long wanted to feature maybe two designer blogs at a time, as my little way of thanking them for all the wonderful designs they give away to cheap-o’s like me who grab every freebie that comes their way. 🙂 When I get to do this, the first one I would write about would be Susan of Raspberry Road.
  3. My follow up post about our day at the beach waves of Club Manila East. I have not finished my layouts of our pictures. And I MUST talk about the indestructible paper bracelet.
  4. Ramble about what I’m going to do for social change. As a young girl I was involved in many activities that contribute to society. I really was a child rights advocate and not just one who would talk about it. Now, I don’t really do anything in that front and I wish I could change that.
  5. My thoughts on being a non-active Church member who does not attend Sunday mass (or any mass for that matter). I specifically want to dig through my thoughts and feelings about what I can do to be part of either the Youth movement or Sunday School. I know I have something to contribute, I’m just not making time.
  6. Our third anniversary in the company. On the 23rd, Vanette, Edsel, Bea, Joey and I would be celebrating our 3rd year at NCO. We’re down to 3 from the original 24 (am I correct?) who started training as L2 TSRs. We were the special class that spent one week at Camelot Hotel. We were the class with a lot of potential.
  7. I wanted to share an inspirational video that I watched while I was at work the other day. It’s about how our attitude towards events and things in our everyday lives could be key to what becomes of us . At least that’s what I remember about it. I will watch it again and get the link up here someday.
  8. Ramble about friends and why I am not like others who spend so much time with friends. This is something I think about very often.
  9. Budgeting and saving money; making money. I really would love to travel and go on trips but don’t have the resources for it. I’ve been earning three times as much as I did three years ago and yet my bank account doesn’t have much. I know I can be thrifty if I wanted to, so why am I not so? I also make a little money through my blog over at http://verabear.bravejournal.com but I’d also like to explore how else I can earn online.
  10. Marriage/Wedding plans. Okay, there are no concrete plans yet
  11. I have not added Steve Berry’s The Third Secret to my bookcase. I read this weeks ago.
  12. How my luck is turning and my team is performing well at work now. I wanted to write about each team member to go with the pictures of our videoke night. That’s another item on my “to-scrap” list.
  13. The baking courses and schools and I read about online and why I want to sign up. Last month, I had plans to sign up for baking courses (which would have started in May).

I will post about these things SOON. If not, well, at least they’re on this list already. Hahaha!

Read my past TTs here and here.

7 random facts about yours truly

I did not visit digital scrapbooking blogs over the weekend because I was catching up on reading local gossip, as I mentioned in my previous post. So when I saw Vicki’s comment today about the tag, I was thrilled.

I enjoy visiting Vicki’s blog and it is NOT just because of the freebies that she gives away. Oh okay, in the beginning that was the draw to her site. She designs kits that are vibrant and colorful. But that’s not all, she also talks about her life and posts pictures of her dogs Pompey and Lily (those two are superstars!).

Anyhoo, so she tagged me today and the reason it’s special is that I’m just one of her regular readers. I just pass by and politely say thank you for her gifts. I didn’t think she would remember me for a tag, know what I mean? But I’m happy that she did 🙂

So here are 7 random facts about me:

  1. I was a Sunday School girl. Me and my friends always looked forward to all the fun we would have on Sundays. I especially remember and enjoy the productions we would put up every Christmas and in the summer.
  2. I am a thespian at heart. I used to be part of a children’s theater group. I loved acting onstage and singing most especially. Later in highschool, I preferred being backstage and cherished those times that I was part of productions that people loved to watch.
  3. My secret wish is to become a Stay at Home Mom when my time comes.
  4. I belt out and really sing my heart out whenever there’s Videoke around. My brother bought one but you can’t hear sound from the mic so much. Apparently, we need to buy an amplifier for the sound to be really great. I am so tempted to spend on that amplifier, but I am leaving it up to my brother to make that purchase too.
  5. I am a chocoholic, so is the rest of my family. Which means there’s one choco hazard or another for our little Zune here. We’re careful about choco crumbs and we keep him off the sofa whenever we share chocolate bars. Hehe.
  6. Through my cousins on the mother’s side, I have three nephews aged 3-7 and 4 nieces aged 8-12. From cousins in my father’s side of the family, I have 4 nieces aged 1-14, and 4 nephews aged 1-5.
  7. I am checking out options for me to attend a baking course this summer. I really hope I can make it happen.

So those are my 7 random facts. I tried not to repeat things that I’ve already posted about at one point or another, but that’s hard because I ramble on and on about this and that!

I am now tagging three wonderful women. Girls, please write 7 random things about yourselves. Link back to me. And then tag three others 🙂

Tracy – She’s a very talented designer who lives two cities away from me. I’m hoping we could meet up soon sis 🙂

Kiss – I see this mom of 3 every night at work, but there’s no time to just chat no?

Everth – Classmate from gradeschool through highschool. Mommy to Vien. Kakainggit mga posts mo about projects with Vien! 🙂


I am crazy about this game on my PSP (yes boyfriend, it is still mine! hehehe) – PATAPON!
It is a simple game – but not too easy! It’s like Dance Dance Revolution but on PSP, and there’s a story 🙂

The little Patapon characters are so cute and the colors so vibrant, and the music – it sticks with you. Yes it does. The beat has been with me constantly, hahaha. Go to the website and listen to it!

I’m gonna miss it in the next 5 days. Boyfriend took the PSP with him on his trip with his family. Aw.


Here’s a tag from Dette from Dance of the Motherhood:

4 Jobs I’ve Had:

  • Administrative Assistant and Assistant Trainer
  • Level 2 Technical Support Representative
  • Trainer
  • Team Manager

The first were two posts I held in the same organization. The remaining three were the various positions I’ve held in the company I am currently working at.

4 Shows on my TiVo/DVR:
We do not have TiVo here and I have not mastered the art of recording a TV show on DVR. Hehe. Here are 4 shows currently still being shown on TV that I would like to record or would hunt DVDs for

  • House, MD
  • E.R.
  • Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus! (yes, I am a reality TV junkie too and I haven’t been able to tune in to this season)
  • Palos (another admission – I am a teleserye and even a Koreanovela addict at times, it helps me destress)

4 Places I’ve Been:

Outside of the country…

  • Paris, France
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Yokohama, Japan
  • Bangkok, Thailand

4 Favorite Foods:

  • Desserts(oh yeah this includes all things chocolate, cakes and pastries)
  • Chicken Cola (even if the boyfriend doesn’t like it, it’ll probably be the only dish I will cook when we get married and move in together. hehehe)
  • Spaghetti
  • Salmon Sashimi!

4 CD’s Recently Listened To:

Let’s just say 4 artists I’ve recently listened to?

  • American Idol contestants
  • Leona Lewis
  • Fergie
  • Beatles

4 Things You Can Do to Make My Day:

  • Leave me a comment (yes I am fishing people!)
  • Say ‘Thank you’ to people who have helped you or who have done or said something nice to you.
  • Give me a hug.
  • Tell me what made you smile today, or what I can do to help make your day 🙂

4 People I Tag:

Adam is turning 1!

One of my best girlfriend’s baby is turning 1 year old on the 18th. I am looking forward to that because (I’m afraid to admit) I haven’t visited him ever. 🙁

I would so love to hear comments… 🙂

On another matter…

What I love most about my boyfriend (a tag from Tracy):

  • He understands my shortcomings.
  • He indulges my videoke addiction (haha!)
  • He’s good with kids.
  • He is a dog lover (yup, mine too Tracy). He is my Zune’s personal groomer.
  • He’s like a kid sometimes.
  • We love shopping together.
  • He’s my personal computer guy.
  • He resists when I tell him what he doesn’t like hearing, but accepts it in time.
  • I would not need to cook for him, he’ll take care of it 🙂
  • He slides in first in the backseat of cabs – I don’t like having to do that, so unlike most, it’s not ladies first when we ride a taxi.
  • He encourages me to dream bigger and reach higher.
  • He is working his way to being the best him that he can be.
  • Though our personalities and interests are as different as night and day, we complement each other.
  • Wherever he is, I feel at home.
  • There’s nothing that I really love best about him, I just love all of him.

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