Thursday, October 27, 2011


Saw this via Facebook and got the urge to post it here on my site. Reading this can help save many lives of women (or men). 
Someone wrote: Katipunan , QC incident
Many of you may not have heard of the incident that happened to afriend of my son last week at about 6:30 pm right in front of the
thickly-populated area of BPI-Katipunan, near Shoppersville. she
parked her car right in front of BPI to make a withdrawal and to do
some groceries.

As she was getting into her car after doing her chores, a man suddenly
appeared beside her and tried to bully her into moving to the
passenger seat. when she pressed her car horn to call attention, he
pushed her in the car and pinned her down with his elbow on her neck.
it was a good thing that she had the presence of mind to continue to
struggle and press on her car horn to catch attention(even if she had
to use her foot to do this) Her assailant even tried to make people
believe that it was a domestic matter by telling the crowd not to get
involved as it was a "private matter". But with the onlookers
multiplying by the second, her assailant finally gave up and ran. that
was when she stood up and shouted for help. Thank God the guy got
caught and is now under police custody.
Last saturday, during the inquest, she told me that what gave her the
guts to fight her assailant was the article "THROUGH A RAPIST'S EYES"
forwarded to our e-groups! about a week prior to her attack. I am
re-forwarding the article (you can find it at the bottom of this
(e-mail) for everyone's benefit. please tell your friends, family, and
loved ones about this. It works. may i just add that to a certain
extent, we have to get ourselves involved if we see violence being
committed on anyone like calling on a security guard or a police
officer even if it appears to be a domestic matter. It seems that a
lot of attackers use that tactic to get away with violence. Not many
people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such a
situation. Everyone, please be very, very careful.
FYI - Through a rapist's eyes! A group of rapists and date rapists in
prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim
and here are some interesting facts:
1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle.
They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid
or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to
go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common
2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women
who's clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors
around to cut clothing.
3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through
their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are
off guard and can be easily overpowered.
4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is
grocery store parking lots.
5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.
6] Number three is public restrooms.
7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman
and quickly move her to a second location where they don't have to
worry about getting caught.
8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged
because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going
after you isn't worth it because it will be time-consuming.
9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,orother similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their
10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to
the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince
these guys you're not worth it.
1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or
with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and askthem a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk:
can't believe it is so cold out here, we're in for a bad winter. Now
that you've seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up,
you lose appeal as a target.
2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front ofyou and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to
said they'd leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would
not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY
3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of
it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER
SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.
4] If someone grabs you, you can't beat them with strength but you can
do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from
behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow andarmpit or in the upper inner thigh - HARD. One woman in a class this
guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was
trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin
and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching
yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.
5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a
particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy's parts it
is extremely painful. You might think that you'll anger the guy and
make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our
instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of
trouble. Start causing trouble, and he's out of there.
6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingersand bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing
down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using
much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked
7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware ofyour surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any
odd behavior, don't dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel
little silly at the time, but you'd feel much worse if the guy really
was trouble.
I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be
some, where you will go "hmm I must remember that" After reading,
forward it to someone you care about, never hurts to be careful in
this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on yourbody. If you are close enough to use it, do it.
2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks
for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away fromyou.... chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or
purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD INTHE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the backtail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like
crazy. The driver won't see you but everybody else will. This has
saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating,
working, etc., and just sit
(doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS! The
predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for
him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell
you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or
parking garage:
a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be
hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the
passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE
b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the
passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling
them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their
c. Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and
the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest
your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a
guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE
THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are
horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYSRUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times;
And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!
8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may
get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a
good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies
of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often
asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when
he abducted his next victim.
I'd like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may save a
life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle. I was going
to send this to the ladies only, but guys, if you love your mothers,
wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass it onto them, as

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

X'mas Wishlist #2

 Just 1 or 2 of these will make my holiday complete! LOL
Nah. Actually, my family gives me the awesome feeling of completeness so could I say more? Uhm, yes! HAHA 

Starting off with my BOOKS wishlist:

(L-R) P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern, Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins, A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans, Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
(L-R) The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks, Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr, The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

 The following are from BeneFit Cosmetics that I'm dying to try it on!

BeneFit High Beam Complexion Enhancer
High Beam is an ethereal pink liquid highlighter that creates a radiantly dewy complexion.  For an angelic sheen, this pink shimmering lotion adds a soft, natural afterglow

Benefit Get Even
The ultra-silky powder does double-duty as it eliminates both shine and blotchiness.

Benefit Dr. Feelgood
Mattifies the complexion and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores.
Benefit Erase Paste
A concentrated, creamy, blendable concealer that instantly brightens and camouflages all-in-one.

Remember, 1 or 2 is enough to make me smile. If you want to see me laugh or be completely fulfilled this Holiday season, you know what to do then :))) Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

L'oreal presents Michael Cinco Spring/Summer 2012 for Phil Fashion Week

One word: Amazing.
Oh make that two: Wonderful.
Or three: Magnificent.

Michael Cinco never disappoints his crowd. Whenever one of his creations would walk down the ramp, people will never fail to be awed with the fleetingness of it. It's magical. It has an eye-candy effect on it, or more than an eye-candy. It's infectious. Gracefully infectious.

My camera didn't gave justice to some of these photos here. I suggest checking other blogpost from Manila Kid: HERE

Plus, this is a downer for me. Since me and my mom arrived late, I didn't have the best location. Kamusta naman sa height ko 'di ba? We were standing at the back side of the crowd and all I need to do is to keep on changing the zoom lens of my camera to gain the perfect shot. But, to no expense, FAIL. LOL I really need to have a new camera!
Yes, Anne Curtis in the flesh. Again, F*** that CAMERA!
These guys made my eyes glued on their...monay. (Pardon me. HAHAHA!)

Wonderful, Michael Cinco. Wonderful.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Our Kiwi is SPOILED!

My Kiwi is a spoiled cat..really. Ugh. And it annoys me!!!
Can't blame him though. My family loves him so much :)))
And look! He even sleeps on my pillows. A-hole.
But you're forgiven. Just make sure you'll be our cutest Kiwi cat ever!
I love you Kiwi!!

Oh and BTW, Kiwi has a Facebook Fan Page!
Add him up: Kiwi loves you! :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Rollercoaster weeks

Last week (and the week before that) was tremendous for me and my family. It was a roller coaster ride, I must say.

September 25: Family Day at Pan Pacific Hotel Manila
Happy day with the family! Pan Pacific Hotel celebrated its Family Day for their distinguished and hardworking employees together with their families. A day filled with fun, food, games and laughter. I got the chance to meet my mom's fellow workmates. We decided also to have our own tiangge-booth selling kid stuff. However, we weren't able to sell much since we frequently leave our booth because we were too busy playing games and of course, eating :D

September 26: I AM SO SICK.
Day after the Family Day, I became so sick. I even had convulsions that night. We don't have a home thermometer that time since we use a mercurial one (which is already banned here in the Philippines) and ditched it before, haven't bought a digital yet so I wasn't able to monitor my temperature. I told my mom not to go to the hospital believing the fever will go away tomorrow, only it persisted afterwards. I'm afraid that it might be dengue-related but to my luck, nope. I am still alive today. LOL

September 29: Death of my Lola Gelay +
A shocking news circulated our family that night. Our Lola Miguela Arceo-Santiago has passed away. She suffered long enough and battled her disease with Diabetes. This time, she gave up her sword and accept that she lost  her battle. But I believe she's a winner for she is now in the Hands of the Lord. Dear Lola Gelay, 'di man tayo naging close, mahal na mahal po namin kayo :) Pabati din po kay Lolo from up above!

During burial, I got to meet my "stranger-relatives". From far-away provinces to different countries, they went home to Manila and paid visit to our Lola Gelay. It became an instant family reunion for all of us. 

Remember my September 14 blogpost about me being a bum? HERE
Well, a reader of my blog pitied me so much with the current state I'm in, he decided to sponsor me by sending out $50 via Western Union! I didn't ask for this but this wonderful person insisted :D The money he sent was for me to begin my nursing life by enrolling myself in trainings and seminars. Dear wonderful friend, don't worry about the money being put to waste. It's all good in my wallet...I mean, it will be used in a good manner to fix myself! LOL Thanks so mucho!


October 6: No Other Woman + Bon Chon with mommy and tita 
The usual routine. I am the chaperon of the day for my mommy and Tita Tess. Days before, my mom insisted that we should watch "No Other Woman". For Pete's sake, I lost every argument why I shouldn't watch it with her! It would be too corny since I can't let her see my rude reactions whenever there are cruel one-liners (which for me, are the best!) and also make her see me cry. Night ruined. To top it off, my tita was also there! Oh well papel sagong malagkit, to watch or not to watch, I-HAVE-NO-OTHER-CHOICE. 
 We had dinner at our fave chicken resto, Bon Chon! Yummy chicken!