Friday, April 29, 2005

Online Daters Beware!

This article is somewhat close to my heart. The story of the woman here is kinda familiar, I know a man who lies to women online and is from VA. Read on.

by Sherry Amatenstein

The Internet dating stigma no longer exists, and it's about time. But just because looking for love online is more mainstream, that doesn't mean you should let your guard down completely. After all, it may be easier to meet that special someone -- but it's also easier to be deceived by someone else's special someone masquerading as a bachelor. How can you avoid falling for a married man's cyber line? And what are the warning signs that the guy on the other end of the cute emails is otherwise engaged? Take note of these tips.

Cybersex, Lies and Video Tape

Jill Jones discovered the hard way that the boyfriend she'd met three months earlier through was married: His wife called! Jill, a 27-year-old Washington, DC, marketing executive explains, "Since he lived in a different city -- Roanoke, Virginia -- it was easy for him to sneak around." She says, "Although he made excuse after excuse about why he continually had to cancel a date at the last minute -- one time claiming he'd been in a car accident -- I got suspicious only after I knew everything." There had been numerous red flags. For instance, he only called from his cell phone while driving in his car. It turns out that Joe (not his real name) was talking to several women online. According to his wife, Jill was the only one he'd actually met and kissed. [Editors' note: Awkward conversation, anyone?] Jill recalls, "He contacted me a few weeks after he was busted and said how much he cared for me and that his marriage was on the rocks. Blah, blah, blah. I hung up."

I hope MarkD is reading this.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Cerridwen Update

G was discharged early this morning, Pinas time. I got an sms from her on her way to her sister's place. I guess the doctors at the hospital think she's out of danger and home care is all she needs. I sure hope so. She drifts in and out of sleep because of the pain killers she has to take. Bangenge nga raw siya minsan kaya mahirap kausapin, sometimes she's in a good mood, sometimes she's not. I tried to make her laugh by telling her I need to get my stone back from our friend Isko so I cant shout "Darna!" and fly to her to look after her. She laughed but it was pretty painful. Hehehe.
I think naipit siya sa kotse that's why she has broken ribs and a gash near the face. Just thinking about her in crushed in between twisted metal makes me want to faint!
It's good that her sister Gracey and Nanay are there to watch over her. Unfortunately, Gracey doesn't have a landline.

I would like to thank all the people who posted on my blog, sent me an email, sent me a YM IM. To beybikulet, watson, metal, ajay, mommyba, tanggero, ate sienna, jet, romesez, your kind words of support and prayers will help uplift G's spirit.
I'm sure there are also those who sent a short, silent prayer for her, those who didn't say anything but in their hearts wished her well, thank you.
The loving energy, big or small, that you send her way would reach her and make her feel better, and whatever good you have done will return to you 10-fold.

You may post your kind words on her blog for her to read.

On behalf of G and her family, thank you very much!

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Cerridwen News

Gracey just told me that G met an accident last Friday. She's in bad shape and she's lucky she survived. Here is an exerpt of my convo with Gracey:
me : musta ate mo? nagtanan na ba?
gracey : nka auto log on pla yahoo nya may nag msg cguro tagal d nag online ate
gracey : nde na aksidente sa ospital pa
me : tagal ko nga sya di nakita
gracey : pro bka bukaw lumabas
me : what??? ano nangyar??
gracey : bukas
gracey : tanga dun sa pamldale yung mexicano binunggo yung kotse sa tabi ng ate ang ate papasok ng kotse nya naipit ate
me : syet!
gracey : broken ribs concussion dislocated shoulder saka nasugatan un face
me : kaya pala... nagtetext ako sa kanya di sumasagot... nag aaalala na nga ako
me : punyemes!!!!
gracey : eh alang signal yata dun sa palmdale cell nya
gracey : uwi ako 2 get her clothes
gracey : friday ng gabi nangyari eh
me : sige... at least she's doing better now
gracey : yug matanda nga nadedo
gracey : yung tinamaan talaga
me : sinong matanda? yung mexicano?
gracey : nde yung nabangga na katabi ng kotse nya
me : grabe!
gracey : kaso nga d2 kc kung pwede lang pauwiin ang pasyente pagka opera pauuwiin eh
me : oonga
gracey : gusto sna nmin dun muna c ate kaso sabi ng doctor home care pwede na
me : pero safe na ate mo?
me : wala naman danger?
gracey : oo hirap lang sya humnga kc broken ribs eh
gracey : nka plaster yung dibdib

gracey : yung ulo nga may tahi
me : hay grabe!
gracey : sa likod ng tenga yata
me : :-(
gracey : medyo naghihilo pero ok nman sya
me : punta ako dyan alagaan ko sya hehehe
gracey : oo ngabiro pa eh
gracey : ayaw daw sya tlaga tanggapin pa mamatay
gracey : eh sabi ng pulis swerte nya talaga naguhay sya
gracey : kasi ipit talaga

Yung mga nasa US na friends ni G, nasa Palmdale daw sya. I don't know exactly where, wala yatang signal don. If you have the chance please try to get intouch with her. She will be staying with Gracey for a while. It's a good thing Gracey and Nanay are there. She's a bit groggy from the meds but the doctor said she'll be fine.
We are praying for her speedy recovery.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

A Woman's Prayer

For my single friends...

As I close my eyes and open my soul in prayer
To ask for the one who will bring me joy,
I ask that he will be strong enough to hold me when I am weak
And gentle enough to wipe the tears from my eyes.
Let my cheek fit perfectly in the crook of his neck
So when he embraces me we are two pieces of a puzzle complete.
Make his smile at the sound of my voice to make me believe
That I am the only woman on earth.
Make him handsome and winning, give him a sense of humor
So he can make me laugh when I feel like crying,
And give him the sensitivity to protect me
Even from the imaginary creatures that haunt me.
Make him unafraid to show the child inside of him.
When he enters a room, let him be graceful yet masculine.
Let him shine, even if only in my eyes.
Give him the intelligence to speak to my mind, my heart and my soul.
Let his words and his love enter my being like a food to a starving soul.
Give him a gentle touch, a strong voice and a loving embrace.
Let him love my mother and father as his own
And let them love him as their son.
Allow his shoulders to be wide enough to carry
The burdens of the wicked world, with a good heart and an understanding soul.
Give him a direction and ambition and give him the initiative
To freely seek that which he desires and needs in this life.
Let him accept me for who I am, and yet
Let him point out my mistakes while conceding that he is not perfect.
Make him considerate, even when others are not watching.
Make him my friend first, and a lover second.
But most of all, let him embrace my God, as I know how to embrace Him.
Make him unashamed to turn to Him in joyous moments and in sad.
Let us be reborn in Him a single soul encompassing two bodies,
And let us love Him in peaceful harmony.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Yahoo 360

I forgot to thank Mari for inviting me to join Yahoo 360. She saw my comment on PinoyBlog. Thanks Mari! Image

Lordstein is my first invited friend. Image

Yahoo 360 reminds me of Multiply with a dash of Msn Spaces, it copied Orkut's by "invitation only" strategy. Multiply has the same content as 360 but it doesn't come with a portal. Both 360 and Spaces are social networking features of portals, Orkut is sort of Google's counterpart, Friendster has its own world. I do like Friendster and Orkut's privacy feature, limiting who can view your profile. Spaces has it's own privacy feature too, you can choose the people who can view your Space but it doesn't have th social networking feature.

360 is still in beta, I'm sure Yahoo will be adding more features to this.


Saturday, April 16, 2005

Wonderful Wild Women

I was clicking on blog links when I found this. What caught my eye was this particular post:

Submission: A Woman's Touch...

It was heightened by watching "Kissing Jessica Stein". It's a movie about a fairly straight-laced woman ending up in a lesbian relationship. What sent me over the top was her partners description about how kissing another woman is different. Something about how she said everything was so much softer got me thinking.

I made out with two women in August. I'm ready for another go at it. Soft kisses melting into harder more intense kisses. Sucking each others nipp.. (Some parts deleted, not for young audience!)

It's true! There is something different about a woman's kiss... Why is it that women's lips are softer and nicer to kiss? Why are men's lips harder and they kiss a bit harsher? Looking at two women kissing is erotic while look at two men making out would be...!!!

Remember how her kiss tasted, her lips were delicate and small, and the inside of her mouth was warm and wet and soft...

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Modern Chinese Proverbs

Virginity like bubble, one prick, all gone.

Man who run in front of car get tired.

Man who run behind car get exhausted.

Man with hand in pocket feel cocky all day.

Foolish man give wife grand piano, wise man give wife upright organ.

Man who walk through airport turnstile sideways going to Bangkok.

Man with one chopstick go hungry.

Man who scratch ass should not bite fingernails.

Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.

Baseball is wrong: man with four balls cannot walk.

Panties not best thing on earth! But next to best thing on earth.

War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left.

Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.

Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.

It take many nails to build crib, but one screw to fill it.

Man who drive like hell, bound to get there.

Man who stand on toilet is high on pot.

Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.

Man who fish in other man's well often catch crabs.

Man who fart in church sit in own pew.

Crowded elevator smell different to midget.

Got this from Vincent Monreal

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

A Tragic Love Story

They met online, via IRC in the late 90's. What they had is what we call a long distance chat/internet relationship: she was here in the Philippines, he was in Australia. This is the story of Laura and Clancy.
Ilang beses din silang naghiwalay. I heard that he even had other GFs after they split up a few times. I think she also had another BF. One story I heard about their love affair was that when they broke up once and he found another GF, he decided to come here to meet this new GF. The new GF went all the way to the airport to fetch him then she took him to his hotel. At the hotel, Laura arrived. Nagkagulo. How did Laura know he's coming and where he's staying? It's pretty obvious Clancy told Laura the details of his trip. So what happened next? Clancy had to choose, but new GF walked out on him. It's pretty obvious their relationship hasn't really ended and that he will choose his old GF.
Years later, a chatmate of mine, whom I haven't spoken to in a while told me the sad news. She wanted me to read the email of Laura. From her email I saw nagkatuluyan din pala sila after all these years of away-bati. They tied the knot September 2004, then they found out Clancy had liver cancer October. He passed away November. Tragic...
I don't know it this is true, if it is then I feel for Laura.

"Deep inside, I was not sorry he came into my life, I was sorry he had to leave... I realized that God never took him away from me. He never even gave him to me in the first place... The tears will still fall once in awhile. I know I will still think about him, but this time, not with anger or hatred, but with precious thoughts of the things we shared. And the pace and the love that I feel, these are the things that no one can ever measure."

Monday, April 04, 2005

Crazy Over You.

Itong background music ko ngayon, narinig ko sa isang blog, I forget which one hehehe. Anyway, eversince I heard this song, paulitulit na tumutugtog sa aking isipan so I decide to use this as background music for a few days.
Makabagbag damdaming Crazy Over You...

Friday, April 01, 2005

Ang Cheap!

I just want to share some bargain airfaires my brother in law Erwin shared with me. G knows this too:

Tigerairways is a Singapore based airlines that offers trips within Asia. Airfare (one way) can get as low as P331.00. Yun lang walang food and drinks, bawal din magpasok sa plane ng food and drinks, one has to buy his eats on the plane. They will only allow passengers to bring a bottle of water with them. My companion Stan took a Tigerairways plane to Bangkok. Since he checked in an hour before the flight, he got the tira-tira seat. On his way back to SG he made sure he checked in early. Tigerair lands only in Clark in Pampanga so Pinoys would have to go all the way to Clark just to get the cheap fare. And booking has to be done online to avail of the offer, I dont think they have an office in Manila, at least not that I know of since their website lacks content necessary to give you all the info you would need. I guess Tigerair is still a baby airlines.

Airasia is a Malaysian airlines, its website is a bit more comprehensive than Tigerair. The fares are higher than that of Tigerair but a lot lower than other airlines. From Clark to Kota Kinabalu or Kuala Lumpur one way costs about P1,799.00. Not bad huh? A trip to Boracay costs P6,000.00. round trip. They have lots of trips to different places in Asia. Booking is also done online. Airasia is probably older than Tigerair.

Of course one should read the fine print at the bottom of the page. Prevailing terms and condtions like taxes and other fees, booking dates, etc. A credit card is necessary to do the booking.

Hay naku! I thought I was bitten just by the lovebug, it seems I was bitten by the travel bug too! I wanna do more travelling!
G, let's go to Bali! Hehehe.