Sunday, December 25, 2011

Linda Salon Closed Today

Robinson's Galleria.  February 28, 2012.
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat

19 20 21 22 23 24

Ayala Lights and Sounds

6-9 pm

Ateneo de Manila University

Ateneo Christmas Display

evening for lights

Loyola Schools Bookstore

8 am-5 pm

Chartis Philippines

closed at

2:00 PM
Dr. Canonigo's Cardinal Clinic


25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Ateneo Christmas Display

Greenhills Shopping Center
Closed 10 am-9 pm 10 am-7 


Linda's Salon

Power Plant Mall
12 - 8 pm 10 am-10 pm 10 am-8


Robinsons Malls
12-9 pm 10 am-9 pm
Robinsons Supermarket Forum Galleria, Imus, Manila, Metro East

10 am-11:59


Loyola Schools Bookstore

1 2 3

Ateneo Christmas Display

campus hours

Dr. Canonigo's Cardinal clinic 


Greenhills Shopping Center


Robinsons Supermarket Forum Galleria, Imus, Manila, Metro East


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Open Closed

Ayala Triangle at 8:36 pm last night.
Aside from Dr. Canonigo's clinic schedule, these are the schedules to watch out for this Christmas break:

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat

19 20 21 22 23 24

Ayala Lights and Sounds

Ateneo Christmas Display

Loyola Schools Bookstore, 8 am-5 pm

Dr. Canonigo's



close at 2 

25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Ateneo Christmas Display
Loyola Schools Bookstore

1 2 3

Ateneo Christmas Display

Cardinal clinic closed

3ima said that it's just as good as Disney.
Notes on the Ayala Lights and Sounds: It's a good thing that we brought a driver.  We saw part of one show from the car.  Since the cars going to the parking entrance were not moving, we hopped out and caught two different shows.

The show started last November 17.

Ateneo High School Lights

Upto when is Meralco's Maliwanag ang Pasko?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Rock Star Finalist

This post is for Julie, who requested that I post my rock star outfit.

Dark blue nails: Linda Salon.
I was one of the five winners of the Rock Star costume contest.  It was done the Pepe Pimentel way: through palakpakan.  To be politically uncontroversial, we were all declared winners.  Host Karen said that maybe the waiter can be the judge.  That would have been ok for me, to avoid bias.

I ended up wearing my aunt's antique finish earrings, which I almost forgot to wear if not for Host Mawi.

I almost forgot to wear the jacket if not for another finalist, Helen, who was also wearing a jacket, which turned out to be a gift to Menopause Sister from the sister above her.  Above Sister used to own the jacket.  I guess she outgrew it.

Linda of Linda Salon did my hair the day before, because she didn't want to give me a haircut at 7 in the morning.

I asked Agent Malou to use my L'Oreal wax to make my hair stand.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rock Star Look

I'm going to a rock star-themed Christmas party/meeting.

I already have a black jacket, black tee, black bag, black stockings with orange embroidered trimming, glittery bangle, white pearl bracelet with black ribbon, stringy metallic chain necklace.  This is what I get from having a menopause baby for a sister young enough to be my daughter.

My sister said to wear denims, but since I want to show off the stockings, I decided that I needed a denim skirt or shorts.  She was a little shocked that I would go buy something just for a party, but then, I can still wear it again, anyway.  I bought a white dress for a Globe event, and I got to use it for an Appetite affair.

My Fb status asked two people to suggest where I can get denim shorts or skirt, Topshop?: my batch mate Amy who wore denim shorts at our homecoming, and my Fashion Guro, who had brought me to Debenhams to try on a denim skirt, which fit me but which I didn't buy because of the tummy bulge.

Their PMs below:

Amy: 'if you wanna buy denim shorts/cut-offs, just get them in Greenhills tiangge...NOT Topshop!!'s only 350 while in the mall stores 999-1500!!!...are we talking about mini skirt??...the nice ones that I have I got from Zara or Mango.'

Hoop earrings
FG: 'Forever 21, mango, SM, Marks & SPencer, Zara, kamiseta.'

Hmm.  Two women liked Zara.

I PMed Amy: 'ty! i went to Debenhams because i remember that they had my size. meron nga. i gave up on Greenhills tiangge 2 years ago when i couldn't get my size after two hours of searching. mini or long. Zara does not fit me, loose here, tight there. got the skirt for P 1,950.'

It's not easy being green or fat.

I remember when I could easily get clothes at Greenhills tiangge.

Now the Greenhills tiangge Large P 200-300 shorts are too small for me, and I spent P 500-P 1,000 for Accel skorts in Galleria Sports Loop.
Dangling antique finish earrings

When my 80-year-old 3ima saw the earrings that my sister had lent me, she sent over hers.

Now which one do I wear?

I'll tell you who owns which earrings after you tell me your choice. :)

My sister said that I could wear boots, which will be difficult for me to find with my flat feet.  Both she and my 7-year-old niece said that I could wear rubber shoes too.

I asked her if Pabder would work.  She had never heard of Pabder.

She got back a silver bangle that I wore on my arm.

When I asked my niece if I could wear these shades, she said, 'No.  Cool shades.'
She said that I should choose between feminine (pearls) or edgy (bling) but I said that it's a costume party and I want to win.  I'm going more for the Lady Gaga, than the Jewel look hehe.

For the hair, I printed out this photo to show Linda Salon when I get a haircut.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Clinic Christmas Break

According to my cardiologist Dr. Emil Canonigo's secretary, Dr. Canonigo's last clinic day at Cardinal Santos Medical Center will probably be on December 22, a Thursday, and will probably resume on January 3, a Tuesday

Ceiling near the Cardinal elevator.
At Asian Hospital, his last clinic day will probably be on December 23, Friday.

So let's be good, despite the good food. :)

How to avoid heart attacks this Christmas

In case of a heart attack

Merry Christmas pa rin!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

In case of a heart attack

A birthday gift from the dAs.
My friend MA called me up last year because he wanted to get health insurance.  His friend collapsed at the basketball court.  They waited for Rescue 911 to bring the patient to Makati Med.  His lips turned blue before Rescue 911 arrived.

Three years ago, Caye Katigbak went to the bathroom in his condo.  His poker buddies wondered what was taking him so long.   They found him on the floor.  A Makati Med ambulance took him to the hospital.  Caye's fiance, who was also in the condo, called up Caye's dad.  He had not yet parked at Makati Med when he got the call from Caye's fiance that had passed.

Chest compression for survival.

I just attended my classmate VR's dad VQR's wake.

VR and my friend TR brought VQR to Chinese General in ten minutes, going through all the stoplights.

When he arrived at the hospital, VQR had no pulse, was revived, but didn't make it.


So I told TR that I would share what I read in Sanjay Gupta's Cheating Death, that the bystander is crucial in case of cardiac arrest: 'of those receiving no help before an ambulance arrived, only 3 percent survived; of those who got traditional mouth-to-mouth resuscitation along with chest compressions, the survival rate jumped to 11 percent; but of those who got chest compressions only, it was even better--19 percent.'--page 54.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Dog Posts Have Most Views

Put together, doggie posts Professional Dog Trainer and Dog on a Slide got the most views in Atimiti yesterday at nine views.  Ateneo lights posts Ateneo Lights (6 views) and Ateneo High School Lights (2 views) were second at 8 views.  Thanks again to Manny de Guzman and Kiril Caral for letting me use their photos.

I had wanted to post a video of Charis (pronounced ka-ris), the dog in the slide post, and another dog, Keegan, on the same slide, but couldn't in Atimiti.  Both are Joy Uy's Havanese puppies.
Professional Dog Trainer had five views yesterday.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dog on a Slide

To cut down on costs, Joy Uy is using black and white versions of my photos.  She asked me which photo she will use for her Pawsitive Education flyers.

Photo 1: Havanese on top of slide.
 If I had to choose one, I choose Photo 2, because it is a rarer photo than the cuter Photo 1. 

It took several tries for me to get Photo 2.

But I think that Joy should use both photos, since the flyer is a half page, and it costs the same to run both photos.  So some people will get Photo 1 and others will get Photo 2.

What do you think?
Photo 2: Dog going down slide.

Model is a Havanese.

To promote Pawsitive Education, Joy and I were thinking of coming up with a blogger event. 

I'm open to ideas on how to do this.

Maybe we'll invite bloggers with dogs for training and behavior.  Behavior is for problem dogs.

Then we can have a forum, then snacks for humans and dogs at say, Eastwood City or Bonifacio High Street.

I just don't know how to do the doggie snack thing.  I guess we can go to venues that have dog shows.

I had been planning to go to a dog restaurant in Quezon City but can't remember the name now.  Does anybody?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ateneo High School Lights

Ty, Kiril.
I liked my Ateneo lights photos until I saw batch mates Manny de Guzman and Kiril Caral's.

Hilda Kapauan-Abola posted this on our batch Fb page:

'I know Fr RB bought the LED lights directly in China pa (hindi pa uso ang LED dito nun). I don't know which contractor they use in the HS though.'

I asked her when nuon pa was, but she has not replied.

She went on to explain that Fr. RB is Fr. RB Hizon, the High School Principal.

Speaking of the homecoming, I think that I told my batch mate Von Samson-Cruz that Frs. Leonard and Lahiff had passed away, after she asked me where our Jesuit teachers were.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ateneo Lights

I was telling Bimbim about how beautiful the lights were at the Ateneo homecoming night last Saturday.  She asked me to show her the photos.
Thanks to Manny de Guzman for letting me use his photo.

When my batch mate PM saw this photo, he asked in our batch Fb group, 'is this REAL?'

I asked my inaanak DRO if the dangling blue and white lights were there everyday.  He said yes.

Also in our Fb group, my batch mate Hilda Kapauan of OUDAR (Office of University Development and Alumni Relations) said, ' the lights in the high school are there all year round, not just Christmas.'

Monday, December 5, 2011

Professional Dog Trainer

My friend Joy Uy asked me to edit her flyer.  The final version looks something like this:

'Pawsitive Education
Professional Dog Trainer
Pawsitive Education can teach you and your puppy obedience and manners using enjoyable techniques.   We will also discuss possible behavior problems and how to avoid them.
Basic Commands                    Behavior Correction
loose leash walking                 Pulling
sit                                            Nipping
stay                                          Barking
come                                       Jumping
"Pawsitive Education is the best dog training company my dog, Milo and I have ever attended. Joy is very knowledgeable and she knows how to correct any bad dog behaviours. I saw instant improvements in my dog after just one session. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know who has any dog behavioural problems”
– Elaine Leung
Joy Uy trained at the International Academy of Canine Trainers and has assisted at the Canine Behaviour Training Center and Doggy Day Care in Canada.'

I can't find the photo that I took for this flyer, so I'm using another one from the same photo session

Friday, December 2, 2011

Wanted: Dermatologist

My friend is looking for a dermatologist at St. Luke's Global.

I told her not to go to the ER, as she might just be IVed while waiting for several hours for a consultant.

Can anyone recommend one?

I called up my pulmonologist Dr. Gwen Agra at her St. Luke's Global clinic.  Her secretary, Mae (?) said that she doesn't know who Dr. Agra would recommend, but that Dr. Gwendolyn Wong has sent a gift over to Dr. Agra.

Dr. Wong is the head of dermatology at St. Luke's Quezon City. Her local is 5711 and her Room Number is 711.  The St. Luke's Medical Global City trunkline is 789-77-00.

Now why didn't I think of that?

I've always told people that, the easiest way to tell who a good doctor is, is to find out who the head or ex-head is.


Books I've Read

  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wild Swans
  • Who Moved My Cheese?
  • Wheels
  • Watership Down
  • Valley of the Dolls
  • Twin Towers
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Times to Remember
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • The World is Flat
  • The World According to Garp
  • The Terminal Man
  • The Sky is Falling
  • The Return of the King
  • The Promise
  • The Pretenders
  • The Powers That Be
  • The Path
  • The Painted Bird
  • The Naked Face
  • The Little Prince
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
  • The Kobayashi Maru of Love
  • The Kitchen God's Wife
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • The Hundred Secret Senses
  • The Hobbit
  • The Height of Your Life
  • The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
  • The Greatest Miracle in the World
  • The Gift of Acabar
  • The Firm
  • The Deep
  • The Client
  • The Chamber (March 2011)
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Bible Code
  • Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty
  • Spring Moon
  • Sing Along with MAD
  • Simplify Your Life
  • Shopaholic
  • Shogun
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Pride and Prejudice (March 30, 2011)
  • Pinoy Pop Culture
  • One Really Valuable Pearl
  • On Wings of Eagles
  • Oliver's Story
  • Nostalgia in the Kitchen (May 6, 2011)
  • My Name is Asher Lev
  • Mistral's Daughter
  • Mga Kwentong Pagkain Atbp: Ating Sariling Ani: Isda at Iba Pa: Mula sa Kusina ni Mama Sita (February or March 2011)
  • Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus
  • Mars and Venus on a Date
  • Manwatching
  • Macbeth
  • Love Story
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Life Love Lust: Straightforward Answers to Provocative Questions
  • Ladies' Lunch & Other Ways to Wholeness
  • Kitchen Confidential
  • Kill as Few Patients as Possible: and 56 Other Essays on How to Be the World' Best Doctor
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Jaws
  • In Search of Excellence
  • If Tomorrow Comes
  • How to Turn Thoughts into Things
  • How the Other Half Dies
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Great Expectations
  • Friends 'til the End: The Official Celebration of All Ten Years
  • Franny and Zooey
  • First, Break All the Rules
  • Firefox
  • Fellowship of the Ring
  • Fallen Leaves
  • Doctors
  • Coma
  • Clients First!: Building Insurance Sales Through Service Excellence (May 2011)
  • Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul: 101 Healing Stories for Those Who Survived Cancer
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Captains and the Kings
  • Bulfinch's Mythology
  • Bloodline
  • Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Animal Farm
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • All Creatures Great and Small
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • A Question of Heroes
  • 700 Sundays
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • 1984
  • 100 Must-Read Crime Novels
  • 'Tis

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