Dreams, Me

Weird Dream 8/30/2011

So had this weird dream earlier. I was meeting up with Cher Musico for lunch, and I was riding a passenger jeepney you see in the Philippines and Beverly Sumabat Watson and her hubby Carlos was there, too. The kids were hiding under the seat, and I think Dani was in a Smurfette costume and Lauren in a black dress. I switched seats across the way but stumbled and there was a sea on the floor (don’t ask me why) and Carlos caught me (like a basketball player would hold a basketball in one hand) so I wouldn’t fall into the sea. And then I woke up. Weird, right? :)


Dreams, Me

Dream (12/20)

Had a weird dream last night.

I was back in the Philippines, but in the old part of Manila. While waiting for public transportation to come, I decided to take some pictures using either my Hipstamatic app or Instagram app on my IPhone. Being in a sketchy part of town, I had to be a bit careful. However, there were so many photo subjects that were interesting so I ended up wandering deeper into the city. So much so, that I ended up by these rickety old abandoned colonial buildings (perfect photo subjects) by Manila Bay.

So I started taking pictures and my college friend Kevic appeared (don’t ask me how, this was a dream) and she wanted me to take pictures of her. I tried to tell her to go away cuz I didn’t want to take her picture. I focused on one part of the colonial building I was taking a picture of, and I noticed there were old ad paintings on the wall of the building. I zoomed in and I noticed that it was Kevic’s face on a couple of them. I told Kevic this, and she went closer to look.

As we were checking the paintings, our other college buddies appeared and wanted us to hang out with them. I guess after that, we did all sorts of adventures but it’s too hazy now to remember.

The End. :)

In Awe, Me, Slumming, Trips

Renting an island not just for the rich – CNN.com

  • Many islands can be rented for a few thousand dollars a week
  • If you have a sense of adventure, some can be had for a few hundred dollars
  • “It’s a mystique to be on your own private island,” owner says
  • Necker Island is on the other end of the spectrum at $53,000-plus a night

I would love to try this someday, but that someday will be a long time coming.

In Awe, Me

Prayers and Rainbows

I posted this in my home church mailing group about prayer:

Without meaning to, I always find myself “praying” to Him. I say it in quotes because it seems like I’m talking to Him instead of praying, but it’s how I share how my day has been, what blessings I received that day, etc.  He is my confidant in everything I do.

Like today, I went out after there was a forecasted heavy thunderstorm. The rain just stopped and the sun was setting to the west. I looked up and saw the biggest rainbow I’ve ever seen in my life. The contrast of colors against the gloomy gray clouds surrounding it just blew me away. On top of that, there was another rainbow, however faint, right next to it. I looked up in awe, and just said in a whisper, “Wow, Lord.” And I was reminded of the Great Flood and how the first rainbow appeared and He promised it was a symbol on how never shall there be anything like that again.  All day long, I kept thinking of the incident and I found myself thanking and glorifying Him for hours.  

Pray without ceasing. :)
Blah, Me

Make The Congressmen & Senators Take The Same Health Care Plan!

I got this email from my family, and I thought it’d be a good thing for us to sign it! I have already done so.

Original Message:

Finally, some good news to act on!!
Forward this as fast as you can!

On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment that would require all Members and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan.

It took me less than a minute to sign up to require our congressmen and senators to drink at the same trough!

Three cheers for Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana! Congressman John Fleming (Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same health care plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt).
Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and Sign his petition (very simple – just email).

I have just done just that at:
Please urge as many people as you can to do the same!

If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congress should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families.

To do otherwise is the height of hypocrisy!
Please pass this on !!!

Laughter, Me, Slumming

Amusing Thing

I have a somewhat shallow sense of humor. Almost anything will make me laugh if it tickles my bones.

One in particular, today, was when I was on my way to pick up some lunch. There was this guy in a motorcycle “crotch rocket” type, and I noticed I could almost see a plumber’s crack.

I kinda snickered and checked to make sure I wasn’t seeing things, right when the stoplight turned red. But just as I was going to glance towards him, he turned and looked my way. It was as if he felt I was looking at him. Of course, I turned away just as he did that.

What amused me was the fact that I turned away like that, and also the fact I even tried to check if he was showing a plumber’s crack. Maybe he felt a breeze back there. I didn’t bother to check again. The light had already turned green.


Me, Slumming


My memories has always been hazy.  I always tell Luci this, that I never remember everything we’ve done together or anything in my life for that matter.  Even when some trivial thing in the past I’ve done, I wouldn’t remember some of it.

It’s not like I have Alzheimer’s.  I don’t think I have that disease.  But sometimes, just little things like making origami for a friend back in college, or singing Little Mermaid’s Part of Your World in my own Tagalog version, I don’t remember any of those until someone in my life tells me or reminds me about it.  “Remember when….?”  Gah, why can’t I remember those things?  They are so special to me, yet why?

I do think I tend to block out some things to make room for newer memories.  However, there are times, I would tell myself, “Oh, this is something I need to remember!  It was so fun this day!” but then, that memory fades away like it was never there.  Well, it could be there, but it would be in the back of my mind.

That’s why I like taking pictures and videos as much as I can.  It’s my basis for my memories.  I would look at one picture and say, “Oh yeah! That happened that day! I’m so glad I remembered.”

Yet, there are things I will always remember.  My firsts.  My lasts.  My heartaches. My loves.  Those things, I cannot forget.  Those things, I will always treasure.

What memory, do you think, we had together that you will always remember?  Maybe you can help me remember them again?

P.S.  And I hope my friend Jamie is happy that I updated this blog.  I know it’s been a while. :)

Baby, Me

My Name Is Leiza…

…and I have gestational diabetes.

Well, the good news is that they just want me to watch my carb-intake and monitor my blood sugar for a month. Oh, joy. I shouldn’t complain. I’ve been given a chance to, hopefully, avoid doing insulin shots.

In other baby news, we just found out we’re having another girl, so we’re thinking up of names for her. The first name will be Lauren, but still debating on Michelle or Alexis for the second name. Luci is for Michelle, while I’m for Alexis. Maybe I’ll make a poll or something for y’all. That’d be fun. Dani’s vocabulary is growing, but still not quite comprehensible. She can, however, tell you if she’s hungry or she’ll understand some of your questions. She hates to brush her teeth, so as soon as she hears “brush”, she says “No!” (She’s been teething again, lately, so her gums have been really swollen.) We’re still trying to get her used to potty training. We’ll get there.

That’s it for now. I know I have more news, but I’m hungry and I have to eat. Cheers!

Family, Me, Slumming

2008 Realizations

So, since the first of the new year has come and gone, I realized some things:

~ You’ll get sick no matter what. And how. This cold has been creeping up since the 29th of December while I fought it and it won. Retaliation!

~ You’re still the same as you used to be. You’d think some kind of transformation will happen once the clock struck midnight. Wrong! I’m still 4 feet 10 and a half inches tall. Bummer.

~ Family is here to stay. And yay! I really love my family. Spending time with my two aunts, Auntie Vren and Auntie Gigi made me nostalgic. So much so that I went all the way to Bridgeport and with a slight fever just to spend time with them. Dani had a blast as well.

~ God is an awesome God. On the drive home before midnight on New Year’s Eve, I kept praying to God to keep me safe and sound. All the stoplights were green, not many vehicles were around, and no accidents. Even made it home 30 minutes before midnight. Praise God!

I hope for a safe, healthy, blessed, loving new year for everyone. Here’s to you! *toast*