Saturday, November 17, 2012

Queen of the Night

Unfortunately, my camrea was low-batt when it bloomed.
My friend, who has seen the Queen of the Night bloomless, has been asking me to show the photo of the actual plant in bloom, even though I had posted in my Fb soup of albums.

I have been going to Tagaytay every couple of weeks since last year, and it was only last August 19 that I got to catch it.

My cousin and -in-law would even drive all the way from Metro Manila to Tagaytay on a weekday evening just to see it in bloom, then drive back to Metro Manila.

10:43 pm.
I found it so intriguing that when my friend was thinking of plants to give to her aunt based in Antipolo, I suggested it, since I know of someone who grows it in San Juan, although their version is smaller than the Tagaytay version. My friend said that it was not practical, since the objective was to beautify the garden.  How can you beautify your garden when the plant is green most of the time?  Oo nga no.

Anyway, it was certainly more beautiful than I had imagined, and more beautiful than I could photograph.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Galaxy Tab 2.7.0 Wifi costs P 12,990. 10-25-12
PLD asked me to find the lowest-priced Samsung Galaxy Tab in town. I asked Mic Abasolo for help, as Samsung is the sponsor of his When I showed him the price list that I got from Digital Hub VMall, he asked me to email it to him.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dr. Harvey Uy's Blog

Harvey at the Kuang Chi Awarding Ceremony last March 11, 2011.
As my Harvey Uy post is again the top post in this blog, and since I got a call from his patient's wife and daughter asking me where he is, may I direct everyone to the Uy Eye Clinics blog, which I taught Harvey how to set up last Friday, November 2, at HEAT in Edsa Shangri-La Manila, where he treated me to breakfast buffet. Thanks again, Harvey!

While I had said in my previous post that his Binondo clinic will open in mid-November, the Uy blog says that it will open in late November.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Greenhills & SM Megamall Open Today

All Saints' Day posts totalled 406 views.
Even though I was planning to write this post today, I was still surprised when I checked my stats and saw that last year's All Saints' Day posts dominated the top positions. What most surprised me was the surge in views, and the Dr. Harvey Uy post being the top one.

Pageviews surged 59.22% today, from yesterday, from 667 to 1,062.
Anyway, I went walking in Greenhills this morning from around 9-11 am. Since it was hot, my friend suggested that we park in the building across VMall , where I went through the No Entries since there were no cars, and went to Mercury Drug in the same building for the first time.  On the way to Unimart, we saw a lot of people walking around, including a guy with a shirt that said, "I support the draft" with a beer photo.  Haha. Flapjacks, McDonald's and Krispy Kreme were open. In fact, my friend could smell Krispy Kreme.

We also went into another Mercury Drug near Chinabank where my friend went to the cashier near the door because the pharmacists manning the pharmacy ignored her.  Then we went to Japan Home Center, next to DIY, which was also open, of course. At Japan Home Center, my friend pointed out a bra hanger for me, which I might buy because our maids tend to flatten my bras. I wish I could post a photo here, but I think that I was stopped from taking photos here or Saizen.

On our way to Unimart, we saw that Mister Donut was open but Chowking was closed. At Unimart, everything was open, even Aunty Vicky's stall where we got sagot gulaman and Haw Flakes, Kookie Monster with its Halloween cupcakes, and Dolor's where I wanted to buy rellenong bangus for
P 300+ but forgot to.

When we walked to the car, it was already 11 but VMall was still closed to the public, but the employees could go in already. At the parking building, a maintenance lady told us that the elevator will be operational at 12, when VMall opens.

My friend told me that Megamall is also open.


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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