Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Still in a funny mode
I've been back since Wednesday.
For a week, I over ate, got wasted (just once), shopped like I was in a race, walked till my feet bled, spent money like I won a million dollars.
Activities I haven't done in my 3 years of sedentary life back here in jolly old Pinas.
It felt good. I felt 'alive' so to speak.
Nowadays I still wake up craving for prawn mee/seafood Hor Fun & Choco Mint ice cream.
Even though I didn't even hop on a single bus nor the MRT in Singapore this time around, I still wish it was that easy to be 'mobile' here.
It felt good to walk even though I would be the last person to do so.
HMR is just across the street from where I live but I haven't been there because I rather go somewhere where I my sister can drive to.
  • Now I need to find space for all the items I bought.  They are still laying in their ziplock bags scattered all over my room.

  • I have 3 issues of Time Magazine to read.

  • 1 week back issues of Philippine Star to sort through.

  • I still haven't finished "The Da Vinci Code"

  • I have to clean the house because it looks like a whirlwind swept through it.

  • I HAVE to find work projects so I can pay off my debt.

  • I need to do my laundry.

  • I have to go grocery shopping to replenish the empty fridge and pantry.

  • I need to clear my inbox of all the emails S sent me.

  • I MUST lose weight so that when the barkada will meet again in October I don't look like a beached whale.

  • I have to go to the bank to deposit a few cheques I received in the mail which would eventually just go towards paying for my new shoes. LOL

  • But I rather sit here and read up on other people's blogs and my favorite websites.
    Post about my vacation which I did at record breaking speed.
    I didn't know it could cause my brain to freeze researching on the internet if all the places/stores/restaurants I visited in Bangkok and Singapore had official websites.
    So scroll down and read about my adventures ok?

    Now if I don't blog for a while I think you would understand.
    But before I log off, let me share this email I got from an egroups:

    The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

    We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

    We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

    We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

    These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

    Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

    Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

    Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

    Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

    Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there any more.

    Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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