My original purpose of this blog was to keep track of all of my "Things To Do" before my life expires. You know... stuff to do before you kick the bucket. Well people - here's my Bucket List or shall I say "Tabo" List. You only live once, so don't think twice. In addition to my "Tabo" List, you'll find me sharing how it's like to live the life of the wonderful share-bare. Happy Reading! ENJOY!

(inspired by the 2007 movie, The Bucket List )

1.) Pet a Tiger Cub
2.) Hold and Wrap a Snake Around Me
3.) Raise Money for a Good Cause

4.) Run a Half Marathon
5.) Run a Full Marathon

6.) Attend an Oprah Winfrey Show

7.) Meet Drew Barrymore in Person

8.) Go Dog Sledding in the Colorado Mountains
9.) Get Rock Hard Abs

10.) Write My Own Book and/or Sitcom

11.) Be in a Professional Photo Shoot
12.) Compete in a Bus Surfing Contest
13.) Step Inside of Grand Central Station in New York
14.) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge by Foot
15.) Adopt a dog named him Chaw-Lee <--I mean, Bam

16.) Learn to Swim so I Can be a Surfer Chick

17.) Enjoy a Special Brownie

18.) Hale Down a Yellow Cab
19.) Lie in a Hammock with Someone Special
20.) Apply for a Library Card
21.) Get a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
22.) Get Kissed by a Hottie on New Year's (Strike of Midnight)

23.) Learn to be a Voice Over Artist
24.) Attend a Superbowl Game
25.) Sing the Song 'Killing Me Softly' at a Karaoke Bar
26.) Go Skinny Dipping

27.) Be on T.V.

28.) Go White Water Rafting in the American River
29.) Run up the "Rocky Steps" of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
30.) Marry Mr. Right

31.) Work Out So Hard That I Puke
32.) Go Stand Up Paddle Surfing (or Hoe he'e nalu) somewhere tropical

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dear sharebare,

Dear sharebare,

I hope you start to realize that you are indeed an idiot. After years of battling the dating scene, finally a guy got under your skin and broke you down by speaking the truth. It’s very true about truth being extremely hurtful. It comes in all shapes and sizes, including people you thought actually cared for you.

After today is a start of a new beginning. He was right, sharebare. You are what you think. Don’t ever try to put yourself down ever again. Please remember to love yourself before you offer love onto others. So what if you thought he was “The One”! There’s no excuse for the degrading behavior you have witnessed earlier today from this pig. Don’t let people make you feel less of a person. Move on to bigger and greater things. Put the focus back on your life and your son. Do what makes you happy. You still have my permission to explore what’s out there but please, leave your pants on this time around at least for year or so.  Take your time. Love is not a race. Being thirty means nothing but gaining wonderful memories and learning from bad experiences. Most importantly – think positive.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It Pays to Be Healthy

Back by popular demand - Chicken Adobo for dinner! Kids, I tell yah...they don't seem to like change. Seriously, again?! But since they love my food, I guess I shall. After work, I headed over to Ranch 99. I think I'm getting the hang of going the Asian market.'s more of an Chinese supermarket chain. Good enough for me! It's the next best thing to "real" Asian grocery stores. You know what I mean?? For example, it's nothing like Manila Oriental of Daly City. And it definitely beats the Marina Market in San Mateo (<---still kind of traumatized by the flying Tilapia fish experience). Anyways, I never realized how much cheaper raw chicken meat is at the Asian grocery store. Sorry Foster Farms! I used to love you, but you are far too expensive especially with how the economy is today. Speaking of cost - did you know that it costs more to buy boneless AND skinless chicken thighs? Like, you can save an average of $2.00 if you purchase it with the skin! Unbelievable! I guess it pays to be healthy. The family loves them some skin. There's not that much harm in that, right? I got myself a good deal. For some reason a tray of drumettes cost about $4.00 more than a tray full of (8) large chicken drumsticks with skin! That's right fellas! I paid an whopping $2.38 on EIGHT drumsticks! It totally made my day. It's too bad that the lady behind me at the checkout line decided to have the cashier ring her okra and ginger to my incredibly cheap bill. The thrill of a bargain was lost for a quick second. $10.83 for drumsticks, chicken thighs, and a white onion?! That couldn't be right! I guess cashier dude and I were overly distracted by the FC newbee and tried to help her locate the nearest post office. It's all good though, it only took me 5 minutes to get a refund - $4.66 to be exact! Life is good!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Brownie Points

I had the most interesting conversation last night with Sean. Topics of conversation included the following: 1.) The advantages of living in a home with high ceilings 2.) How difficult it is to work on a ratio system 3.) Regrets of ordering the clam chowder at Red Lobster 4.) Being on the same page, but not really being on the same page 5.) How we totally decided to fractionate (<---is that even a word?) - what he ate vs. what I ate LOL! Good Times....I seriously haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Kudos! Or even better - that night deserved brownie points. Thanks Dude!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dealing with Chafing

Can I just say - this moment in time totally sucks. Last night, I kicked off my on and off again marathon training. I jogged 6 miles along the Bay Trail. It was a nice evening so of course, I thought I'd let my legs feel the warmth of the sun by wearing some shorts. Well that it did...and them some! Yesterday marked the first time I've ever experienced the thing you call - chafing (in between my thighs). I never expected this to ever happen to me. Plus, it's not on my Tabo List! It just goes to show that the circumference of my thighs have increased. Muscle mass perhaps? I surely hope it's not FAT! Anyway, I was too lazy to look up a cure for my chafe. It was extremely irritant and painful, too. I just slept it off. It's now the morning after and the feeling has not got any better. I still haven't got any treatment for it. I guess, I'll have to take a trip to Walgreens for some Vaseline Jelly or something. Walking is not fun today. JayJay's recommendation for me: Get Leaner Legs. Thanks alot! =( Oh! And addition to that, I get my first foot blister. UGH! This is what I get taking a 2 week break from my training. I will definitely no longer repeat the same mistake twice. I think I'm being punished. Boo for me. NO more shorts for me, that's for sure!