There's currently a typhoon here in the Philippines called 'Frank'(international codename: Fengshen). His presence was immediately felt since yesterday night and up to now the weather's still not improving. According to PAGASA(Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ), 'Frank' has maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph, and is moving northwest at 11 kph.

The following places are declared Public Storm Signal numbers 1,2,3:
Signal No.3 - Romblon, Marinduque, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Lubang Island, the Calamian Group of Islands, northern Antique, Aklan, and Capiz.

Signal No.2 - Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Quezon, Polillo Island, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Masbate, Burias Island, Albay, northern Palawan, Metro Manila, the rest of Antique, Iloilo, and Guimaras.

Signal No.1 - Tarlac, Bulacan, Pampanga, Zambales, southern Aurora, Sorsogon, the rest of Palawan, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Cebu, Leyte, Bohol, and Siquijor.

So it's signal no. 2 here and nothing much to do here in our house except watch tv and of course surf the net and update my blog. We couldn't go outside since there's already a flood and it's still raining hard. I don't know if it would still be like this tomorrow... hope not!


My post is a day late but nevertheless I want to congratulate the Boston Celtics for winning the 2008 NBA championship! Well played and a humiliating loss by the LA Lakers! So what happened to the majority who picked on the Lakers to win huh? I guess they just didn't saw how good the Celtics are and how overrated the Lakers are. Anyway, I'm so happy right now! This is the first championship I've witnessed again after the Bulls won 10 years ago! Can you imagine that? I really enjoyed watching the series, especially Game 2,4 & 6! But overall, it was all worth watching and yes including their losses! Here's looking forward to the next season, I hope they'll defend their title! good luck C's...

Just a blog filler, i'm so lazy...
What Cecil Means

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

Hello again! I just want to share with you Adriel's cute passport pic which was taken just last week. Wala lang, cute and so gwapo noh? He's so naughty na rin! Wow, how time flies a year ago he was so fragile and just stayed on one place, but now... he couldn't do that anymore! He's all over the house, rolling on the floor, dancing, singing, running, etc etc... The only time he's well behaved is of course when he's asleep, ha ha!

I took a personality test to just see if it would really fit the personality I know that I have. And although some are like huh? mostly though are right! If you would like to also take this test just click on below link...

Click to view my Personality Profile page

ISFPs are artistic, creative, loyal and sensitive. They have a keen appreciation for beauty because of their highly developed senses. They are easy to get along with and live in the "here and now". ISFPs are adaptable, caring, independent and like to contribute to the well-being of others. They are typically hard to get to know.

Yesterday, June 10, 2008 was the start of school year here in the Philippines. I accompanied Jerome to his school coz he still doesn't know where his classroom is located. I, myself had a hard time finding his room. We circled all the other classrooms to no avail until I asked a teacher for help to find its whereabouts. She told me that Jerome's room was at the back of the other rooms of the school and I was surprised coz there are actually more rooms there! I pitied Jerome coz unlike his first grade classroom which was just in front of the school's gate, this time it was way back that he has to walk for at least like 3-5 minutes! After I let Jerome sat on one of the seats, I gave Jerome's report card to his teacher for attendance and confirmation purposes. I just wondered coz she didn't gave me back the report card so I asked one of the moms if it was like that. She said not to worry coz she will return the said card. After that I told Jerome that I will go home already and I'll see him in the afternoon. As I proceed to go outside, there were still a lot of parents and kids scattered around the school finding their way to their destination while some parents are peeking through the windows of the room to catch a glimpse of their children inside.

Honestly, I was disappointed with the lack of organization there but hey we're in the Philippines what would you expect?

So I already had my personal appearance at DFA yesterday and I was surprised that I only get to spend less than 10 minutes there! But the catch is my trip going there… here's my story!

I left home at around 7AM on a Monday morning, coz I thought I would surely spend 3-4 hours at my personal appearance schedule since I've heard and read that you would expect tons of people there processing their passports. I had a hard time finding a van going to Lawton, well there was a line of people waiting for the Lawton van so I immediately lined up but after about 20 minutes or so, I began to think that maybe no van is coming! So I left and wait for the next bus going to Lawton. But still, all the buses are full so I decided to hop on a bus going to Pasay. Since it was a rush hour, I expected a traffic and surely there was! I arrived at Pasay at around 8:30AM, where you would see all kinds of people crossing the street on all directions! I would have wanted to go to the overpass at MRT to cross but seeing there were tons of people up there I decided to cross the street down the LRT where there are also plenty of people trying to cross the street. There was a policeman who guided the pedestrians but some are really makulit that although there are still vehicles passing by, these people are already crossing the road which would make it easier for them to get hit! Oh well, only in the Philippines! I was really nervous coz the policeman just kept on shouting at them and also to us, that we're a bunch of disobedient citizens! Anyway, after I successfully crossed the street, I rode a jeepney going to DFA but I don't know or don't remember where DFA was so I just trusted my instinct on where would I drop off( I didn't asked the driver coz I don’t want him to think I'm an idiot not knowing where DFA is!). Well, my instinct was wrong since I dropped off too early that I have to walk for 10 minutes to get there!

Outside DFA was also chaotic! There are tons of people outside some are sitting under a tent while the others are busy photocopying their documents. There are also people there with badges or ID's which will ask you if you need some assistance, I just pretend I don’t hear them coz they would continue to pester me if I would entertain them. I presented my receipt to the guard and told him that I have a scheduled personal appearance, it was 8:50AM. Inside DFA, I quickly noticed the sign where Gate3 is located(that's where I am supposed to go). There was a man at the gate and I also presented him my receipt, he got it from me and assisted me inside. He told me to just sit for awhile and somebody will call my name. Less than 5minutes later, that same guy called my name and I immediately proceeded to a window where my documents are waiting for me to be signed. I quickly signed and thumbprinted it and was told to wait for my passport on June14. I looked at my watch and it was 2 minutes before 9AM. So all in all, my total trip going to the DGA was 1 hour and 50minutes and total minutes spent at DFA was 8 minutes! Moral of the story, don't go there on a Monday and in the morning if you're going for a personal appearance! I wished I just have gone there in the afternoon, there would have been less traffic and less people. Ok, I guess I'll just have to charge it to "experience" as what some people would have said it.

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