Thursday, November 25, 2010

taking a quick break and being thankful

it's almost 830 in the evening and i'm still in the office. had a quick shawarma dinner then went back to work.

it's been a full day. woke up a bit before 6 am, tried to sleep again, failed, and eventually got up at 730. silent steady rain greeted the city this morning and i wanted nothing more than to stay in bed and just go back to sleep.

i'm exhausted. so exhausted in fact that last night i threw my whole family into a panic because i wasn't picking up my phone, the bedroom door was locked, and no banging on it could wake me up. eventually i got up to open the door and i swear my sister would have strangled me if she could. i had 14 missed calls. bad. this -- of someone who wakes up with the single click of a message. how could i have missed 14 runs of hawaii five-0?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

paella fever

some weeks ago my brother in law had his __ birthday. my sister asked me to cook paella, a request i answered with a desperate "i don't know how!"

however, remnants of the conditioning  to follow my elders unconditionally remained so i decided to look for a recipe and cook the darned thing. it was almost a disaster, watery, and well... watery. but it was a learning experience and the next try, and the next was better:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

seeing the dawn

for the past several days i have been waking up very early. so early that i wake up to full darkness. i would have thought because of the medicines i'd sleep longer. guess i was wrong.

but then i like waking up early. it reminds me of how baguio used to be -- quiet, nippy, still. except back then the stillness remained till full light.

if i listen hard enough i could hear the birds waking up and chattering, households beginning to stir. the cold carries the sound and it's really nice to just lie down and feel the world wake up. my only regret is that our windows do not face east but i do see the light creeping up.

i like dawn. it's hopeful. so what if i wake up disoriented and wondering where i am?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

time and making time

time, as we know it, is a finite thing. there are 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, 60 seconds in a minute, and so on and so forth.

how many times have we said "there just isn't enough time!" with arms thrown up in defeat? how many times have we shaken our heads saying "there's too much to do and not enough time to do it?" how many times have we said "i was supposed to _____________ (fill in the blank) but i ran out of time."?

and so it goes. also known as another facebook post.

still on the self-adulation phase.

posted a  status message that said tinabee "is sure there's a billy joel or sting song to describe how she feels this morning."

somebody suggested "shameless" and i said that's for another phase of my life. well, here it is:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

tinabee and on and on and on

so let's just say it's about time i had me time.

if you look at the sidebar it's a collection of slogans with the important words replaced with tinabee. (if you want to try it too check out the link at the bottom of the "me" part of the sidebar).

i posted that on facebook after being tagged and one reader said the title should be the tinabee effect. so... that's my new blog title. :)

call me vain, narcissistic, egoistic, and all that. it's my blog, and well, one of the few things i can really call my own.

first thing i did after i had decided on the name of my blog was look up tinabee in urban dictionary.


i've had this blog for almost 8 years, and over the years i have blogged less and less. i blogged so little i had to make it part of my new year's resolution to blog more this year.

apparently, i have not kept that part of my new year's resolution, as i have had exactly 7 posts to date.

this morning i woke up wanting to post. but before that i changed the name of my blog and changed my template. maybe this would get me out of blog retirement. :D