Vitori Is A Building

Posted on Sunday, August 29, 2010 | 13 comments
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"My Hopefully Healthy Heart"

At exactly 11:52 pm today, I have accepted the fact that I am hypertensive. I took my first dose of Amlodipine (Provasc) as prescribed by my cardiologist, Dr. Sensano of Makati Medical Center (MMC).

Last Wednesday, I was scheduled for a check-up due to my persistent blood pressure elevation. It is nothing MAJOR MAJOR - just a blood pressure reading that doesn't go lower than 130/90 but does not go higher than 140/100. I like how my physician explained the whole thing. Perhaps his experience at explaining the disease process made him say it better than anybody else.

He compared my body to a building which has a pump that makes the delivery of water to its highest floors possible. Hence, if too much unhealthy pressure is present on the pipes then follows its highest tendency to burst. In a building it can cause discomforts but if it happens to the human body, it can cost him his life.

It has been five days since I bought the medication from the nearest Mercury Drug Store and I feel stubbornly guilty that I just took it earlier. Add up all the heavy meals I've had for the "un-medicated" days. Name it all - pizza, pork barbecue, scrambled eggs and too much rice.

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"Enough of these lazy days!"

Anyway, I think I realized that it wasnt such a very good idea to continue living an unhealthy lifestyle. So for tomorrow, I will try to do something good for my body. I'll stop being such a couch-potato and I'll try to eat healthy.

As they say, big steps starts with baby steps.

Vitori Gives A Warning!

Posted on Friday, August 27, 2010 | 4 comments
Plants Vs. Zombies does not go well with Scrambled Eggs!

I became dizzy after playing Plants vs. Zombies for 3 hours andI think eating scrambled eggs after that did not make me feel better. =)

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Why don't you give it a try and we'll see...

Vitori Conquers The Universe

Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | 8 comments

Since Miss Philippines, Venus Raj, did not succeed in conquering the universe then I think I should take steps to do it myself.

Miss Universe makes me miss my Mom so much. We had our late night discussions about the said beauty contest while I was in grade school which could be a factor why I am a butterfly right now.

Since I painstakingly recorded and used the playback feature of my state-of-the-art phone to put into writing the Q&A portion of the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant, I think it deserves some attention and must be made immortal.

Mr. William Baldwin asked this question, "What is one big mistake that you've made in your life and what did you do to make it right?"

Miss Venus Raj answered him confidently and said, "Thank you so much Sir for that wonderful question. Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Good evening Las Vegas. You know what Sir, in my 22 years of existence, I can say that there is nothing MAJOR MAJOR I mean problem that i have to (correct?) in my life because I am very confident with my family and the love that they are giving to me. So thank you so much that I am here. Thank you, thank you so much."

In as much as I would like to criticize her answer, I just thought I don't have the right to because while I was trying to construct an answer for the question I am not able to think clearly as well. Hence, I accepted Venus Raj excuse.

On the other hand, I asked my friends to answer the same question and here are their answers.

"The funniest answer I got was from Ricci Chan."

We're left without a choice but to accept the fact that, Miss Mexico is the new Miss Universe 2010 and this was her winning question:

"In your opinion, what effect does unsupervised internet use have on today's youth?"

And her answer was translated in verbatim, "Good evening Las Vegas. I do believe that the internet is an indespensible necessary tool for the present time. And we must be very careful and watch over what our children watch and see, our teenagers watch and see and we must be sure to teach them the values that we learn as a family. So that they may use the internet properly. Gracias!"

And the winner is ---- Miss Mexico!

What I think about winning? Winning is overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war. What do you think?

Tin's Send-Off Party and Happy Shiny People's Anniversary Celebration!!!

Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | 8 comments

"We consider this place as our HOME!"

Last Friday was Tin's Send-Off Party and at the same time the Happy Shiny People's 1st Anniversary at The Distillery in Makati City. We all agreed to celebrate it there because since the time we brought that place pumping and got ourselves all wasted while being carried by the bar's bouncers, they have always given us the VIP treatment.

"Absolut-ly Fabulous Tin"

Tin got everyone in the mood for some fun fun fun when she started pouring Absolut Citron Vodka on our glasses. Then the cameras started clicking as the music and the alcohol started seeping on our system.

"The very rare Nelsie graced the event with handsome boyfriend in pink stripes Pong."
"Cheska and Trisha, my college friends, came to party with us."

"Niña, who hurriedly drove to The Distillery straight from duty, showed her flower power"

"Terry, who just recovered from Chicken Pox without a single scar, gladly drank tequila with Vitori."

"Peter Jade, my Fashion Profiles model, gamely posed for the camera."

"The Surprise Send-Off Gift was a Scarf from Accessorize"

Based on the picture below, I think Tin enjoyed the night or you'll be the judge... =))

Tin, we'll be looking forward for more pictures like this in Canada and if in case you relive it there... We'll be waiting for you here! =) We love you so much...

Motherly Vitori and His Secret Recipe

Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 | 21 comments

"Mothers do extra-ordinary things in their own simple ways."

Motherly duties are not at all my forte. I can take minimal motherly tasks though like doing the dishes (my own but is negotiable) and the laundry (my own and will never change)!

I was home alone the whole day because my Uncle had to go to his friends house and his wife's store. So I had to fend for myself. Cook my own food and take care of his kids. Take note. Take care of his kids and that includes cooking dinner for them. I did not realize that those motherly instincts can resurface at any given time.

"I should've made my life easier by ordering french fries from the nearest McDonalds!"

As soon as the kids arrived from school, they asked me if I know how to cook French Fries and of course I said YES without any hesitation! Time for dinner and my Uncle has not arrived yet, they asked what's for dinner. Hence, I cooked rice, re-fried the fish I found on the fridge, reheated the vegetables and sauteed some Purefoods Corned Beef with Magic Sarap and Star Margarine (Iwas just experimenting.) But the kids liked it or maybe they were left without a choice.

"Gourmet Corned Beef Ingredients"

It did not end there. While watching my daily dose of Magkaribal, I saw my cousin Mitzi working hard on her t-shirt design project. She was meticulously and painstakingly inserting the needle with a thread on the littlest hole on that sequin. So I decided to help her out with the flower and Philippine map painting to save her from doing more mess on her designs.
"Good thing Mitzi did not do the same thing on her hands."

At the end of the day, I smiled at myself because I think I've done a pretty good job! (Applause please!)

"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."-Mark Twain

Vitori Vita

Have Fun in Canada Tin! =)

Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | 5 comments
"Vitori with Tin in one of their shiniest shimmering nights!"

It came too soon. In our past drinking nights, (excluding the parties - because we hardly talk when we're dancing) Tin and I have always discussed that we need to get out of the country as soon as possible. Mine was not given as of the moment (as I have some dreams that I need to accomplish here) but good thing her prayers were heard. She'll be leaving for Canada soon as her Facebook status states that she's currently counting the days.

This Friday will be our despidida party for her. We will surely miss our Shining Shimmering Christine Diego. Even on our simple Saturday nights at Balay ni Juan, she makes it sure that her outfits were SIMPLE. As always, what may seem simple for Tin has always been Shining Shimmering Splendid to us.

Wishin' all the best that this new cold country can give you... Au revoir et Apprécier le Canada, Tin!

Happy Shiny Fridays with The Black and White Gang!!!

Posted on Sunday, August 1, 2010 | 4 comments
"The Black and White Gang"

It was a Friday and there was no better way to celebrate the start of the weekend than be with some friends who were more than willing to go on a festive mood.

Lea, Terj, and Niña met up at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf near MMC. While they were sipping their dose of much needed coffee, I was inside the hospital taking care of my last radioactive patient for the day. But Lea and Niña never stopped texting and calling me to let me know that their patience has rather reached its all-time low. But the moment I was there, we were all smiles.

"Me, Niña, and Terj"


It took us almost an hour to get to Uncle Moe's Hub because of the heavy traffic from Ayala to Julio Vargas. But the cab experience was superb, because of Niña's "ulit-ulit" I-should've-gone-home-so-we-had-a-car-and-I-dont-have-to-wear-Tin's-clothes nagging and Terj's sarcastic-slash-comedic punchlines matched with the cab driver's freakish driving and Lea's never-ending medical trivia.

"Tin and Miko"

It was unusual that Tin arrived earlier than the rest of the gang. Good thing, Miko (the husband) was with her.

We played two games that night --- the "spit or swallow" game and "pinoy henyo". These games have the power to shake even the strongest friendships and make couples doubt how much they know about the love of their lives.

"Ikay and Ryan"

Ryan and Ikay arrived and made us evaluate if "singits" are really smelly.

Too bad the night has to end at 1 in the morning and it was very unusual because we usually call it a night at 3 o'clock. Nevertheless, we all went home pleased as punch.