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, December 30, 2009

Blah!G Hiatus

The end of 2009 is rapidly approaching.  Before the new year begins, I want to send my sincere apologies to all you fellow readers. I've been on hiatus on and off for far too long.  I'm pretty disappointed with the low number of blah-g posts this year.  I realized during my absence that gained an obsession taking random pics of myself with my black on black Canon camera. Speaking of which, I think I may have lost it!! OH NO! *anxiety attack!

[..I'm searching threw my big hobo bag at the moment....LIGHTBULB! It's in my Trailblazer...whew!]

I realize blah-gging is a better hobby than taking pics of myself. (See below for examples - LOL!)

Got sun burned at some water park in the Philippines
Family getting hair did (except for me) at some salon in the Philippines.

Me and my niece/god daughter Tates at Balingsasayaw

Waiting to have a yummy Jamaican lunch w/the 515 crew in Palo Alto

Aloha Festival @ the Presidio

L.A. Road Trip with Mads

Upside down pic outside of Medieval Times @ Buena Park

Grand Wilshire Hotel waiting for the valet

Sissy and I @ Vanessa/Angela Simmons' hangout, TART

Road Trip back to the Bay Area (my turn driving was dunzo)

Tate's and Janelle's 1st Giants Game!

Tates and I again on our way to Reno, NV!

I'm @ the Golden Nugget's Annual Rib Cook Off in Sparks, NV!

Mom & Son posing out of boredom @ El Dorado Hotel in Reno, NV
I'm not vain or anything. I just get bored and just sick of taking pics of landscape views, signs, random forms of matter. What's the point? They just get deleted during the Kodak Gallery uploading process. My family was beginning to think I'm obsessed with myself. 'There she goes again', they would say....  I never realized how many pics I took this year.  Above were just a few. 

Anyway, for Christmas, I thought I'd do it once again for old time's sake.

Merry Christmas!!

Me & Jen

Me & Tates

Me & Janelle

Me & M.A.

Me & Tito Boy

Me & Irene

Me & Joey

Me & Tito Steve

Me & E.J.

Me & M.J. (thx for the scarf cousin!)

Me & Mikey

Me & G.J.

Me & Jules

Me & Jess

Me & Tita Ester

Me & Nate

Me & Madre

Sick of me yet? I am! I'm done. I think some of these pics will be put to good use. My uncle said that he'd send them to the Philippines as an attempt to find a husband his beloved 30-something niece. I was so flattered that he was going to try and hook me up with at doctor. What! Thanks, Tito Boy. It seemed all too good to be true and that indeed it was. His wife later slipped that my uncle failed to mention that this doctor specialized in horses. WTF! A horse doctor?! Gotta be kidding me, right? Nope.

So back to blah-gging more often for the 2010. I'm so glad to be back. Have a safe and happy new year!

Viva! My Bam as stated on my Tabo List...if I were to get a dog, I'd name it Chaw-Lee. Unfortunately, that was not possible per my offspring, E.J. He decided to name him after some skateboard dude, Bam Margera. What's a mother to do? Why - let him choose the name of the our new yellow Labrador Retriever, of course.

Let's just hope having a family pet will keep him distracted from the puberty phase aka diggin' chicks. As a mother, I will do anything for him to keep away from adolescent blooming, NONblood-related estrogen.

Anyway, here is a pic of Bam the first day (09.20.09) we picked him up from the breeder from Grass Valley.

8 weeks old

Here's a pic of him at 16 weeks (12.25.09)


I don't normally wear jewelry but when I see them lying around my apartment, I simply throw it on. This morning, I see one lying on my nightstand. It was screaming out my name: "Wear me! Wear me!" It's one of the rings I purchased from Maui. I said OK to myself and put it on my right ring finger. It fell right off as I was walking. Oh no! Not's more like, "Oh Yes!" My fingers lost weight! Amazing. I've always wanted to rid away most the fat surrounding my phalanges. There's hope for me, still! =) OK - the happy moment has passed...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Follow Up - The Gift by Jochen Gerz

Look who I found!! My buddy, Richie Rich from New Jersey. *giggles*
This post is kinda 6 months late. I was cleaning up drafts that lagged on publishing. This draft was created back in 8/7/09. Sorry for the procrastination. Oh well. I already notified him when I found his pictures in some Flickr gallery. It was quite hilarious. Pretty cool, huh? Not sure where the picture is being held hostage at though. Not sure where his girl April is at either.

If you're a new reader of my blah-g, here's the recap of how this all began: The Gift by Jochen Gerz

Monday, December 21, 2009


Initially, there was no way I was going to wear metal railroad tracks on my over-bitten, crooked teeth for the second time. Wearing those dreadful things was hell during my freshman and sophomore year of high school. I seriously regret not wearing my retainer after they removed them back in high school. I'm sure my mother despises me for it, too. Wasting her valuable funds when they could have been put into better use, such as, giving one of the other sisters a chance to experience life with perfectly aligned teeth. Sorry sisters. No one mentioned to me that my teeth would shift if I did not wear my retainer every night. For those who currently wear braces. Wear your freakin retainers, damnit!!!! Shifting teeth is no joke. I'm paying for it more than 15 years later. Because once again, I'm practically starting from scratch (minus the crooked gap and slanted left front tooth). The invisalign fitting and molding process was finally complete this past Saturday when I visited my orthodontist. Two months and four wisdom teeth removals later, it's hard to believe that they've finally arrived! My invisalign trays to be exact. I received my first tray out of eleven. If all goes well, I should be done with these suckers by Week 22! Crossing my fingers! Instructions: Wear 23 hours a day. Only remove when you are brushing your teeth or eating. I seriously don't remember him mentioning the 23 hour part to me during the past 2 months. Selective hearing must have kicked in. Anyway, I have two dilemmas: 1.) My orthodontist, Dr. Chan failed to mention was that I would be carrying what you call a lisp for freakin six months! Unbelievable. They seriously should include this important factor in the fine print. Better yet, during the initial consultation! And 2.) No more snacking. It's such a hassle having to remove these trays you might as well call transparent dentures every time I want to pop something satiating into my mouth. I've already donated my bag of chocolate Hershey's kisses to Jay-Jay at work. It was so hard! Sometimes, you just have to let go of things you love most-snacking on sugar frequently. Talk about a chocolate addict's sacrifice! It's too bad I can't turn back. I've paid for half of the cost already. Seriously, people - be careful what you wish for. Maybe metal railroad tracks would've been a better option, yeah? Either way, I feel like a geek. Let's hope these six months go by extremely fast. That and I hope I'm not required to do any public speaking any time soon.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cute Auditor Dude: Series Finale

Bad news everybody. I lost my chance with the Cute Auditor Dude. He has returned yet again for another one of his audits. Grrr walks into my cubicle this morning to share me the oh so glorious and happy news. He tells me that Cute Auditor Dude was planning on proposing to his girlfriend last night after work. I guess, he must have been so anxious that he had to share his news with his client's employee. Really?? Not a friend, Not a co-worker...just some random dude. WTF! Can I say, a little bit too excited there?? He probably had to share it with everyone and their mama. Why he cared not to share with me, I will never know. I must have scared him away with my many not so discreet ways of expressing my slight crush on him. Not my fault - Blame it on Leo and Jay-Jay. I hear him right now as I'm typing this quick post. Ew. He sounds so happy. I've never heard him speak so much in my life (OK, I'm exaggerating. Maybe within the last 2 years) The chick must have said yes....UGH! Oh well...I mean I wasn't like having this stalkerish crush on him. He was cute and that was it. I don't even like his voice. He handed me my bank reconciliation the other day. He only spoke of, "Here's your bank rec". Can I say rude? He didn't even bother to acknowledge my name. Hello! My name plate is posted right out of my cubicle. He might of as well threw the bank rec folder in my face. But whatever...moving on!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Toothbrush Curse - The Saga!

Anyway, two blah-g posts ago, I've discussed how the roles have turned.... A couple months ago, I went out on a date with a certain someone. He kicked my ass at bowling. Afterward, our stomachs were grumbling so we ended up grubbing on some good home-style Mexican food via take out. I invited him over to hang out, eat, watch television. I let him use my bathroom and then all of a sudden, he says he needed to go home and "study" for his Anatomy test or something like that rather. Inside my head I'm like - Ummm, it's a Friday. There is no school on Saturdays, are there?? I immediately recalled recent conversations we had that the test was actually on the following Thursday. I refused to think that this dude was some sort of an overachiever geek kind of man. Why the heck is he leaving so early? Oh well. I let him go his merrily way out of my apartment. I really didn't think much of it. No big deal, right? We'll kick again in a few days.... That so did not happen. As a matter of fact, I did not hear from him in like a week and that is straight odd. I even text'd him to say "hi" but no reply back. Then, things started to bug the living crap out of me. I know I didn't do anything wrong! So being the super thinker that I am, I had to back track and analyze the entire situation, which took a few days by the way. About 9 days later, I get up for work, shower, and do my normal routine. As I'm brushing my teeth, I take a quick glance at my toothbrush holder which is in need of some cleaning. (I hate seeing specs dried up white toothpaste on it). *DOUBLE TAKE!* Light bulb! What normally should be an empty toothbrush holder is definitely not. There's one toothbrush in my mouth and another one occupying a space on my toothbrush holder!! TWO toothbrushes!!!??'s just my younger sister's toothbrush. She sleeps over from time to time. Moving on.... [Flashback mode] But then, I immediately thought of the Richmond apartment incident and was like: Did he make the same assumption I made years ago? Did my date from more than a week ago think I've had another male other than him, as a frequent slumber party member? *wink-wink* Was this the reason why he left so abruptly? Was this the reason why I never got a call back for weeks? Am I thinking too much into the situation? Well you do have to take in account that this is the same person that I accidentally text'd a while back my address, as well as, saying I'd leave to the door unlocked. So that's the story. Whatever the case may be, it's kinda obvious that single people can be a tad bit overly precarious. Or maybe I'm just speaking for myself and perhaps him even. No one wants to be played. But at the same time, we all need to learn that it's very very bad thing to make assumptions and place judgement right away. I guess karma got back at me. Lesson learned: No matter the situation, it's always safe to just simply ask, right? ....right. It eliminates a whole lot of work wondering... Just ask. Updated 12/18/09: I take back the "Just Ask" comment. After thinking about it. It's really none of our damn business unless you are exclusively dating that particular person. I suppose it just going to remain left unsaid. Here's my revised advice: Just Move On! <-----aaah I feel much better! And for the record, it was never the same between dude and I. He moved on....and oh I did, too!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Library Card on Hold

This is mainly the reason why I will NOT try to re-apply for a library card. I guess I should hold off on it for a while....probably for the rest of my life. p.s. Ling M. - please give me back the Madonna book you borrowed from the Daly City Public libary with my library card....I'm begging you....