i love friends. i thank God for my friends. i treasure friendships. i am a loyal friend. and i easily trust friends. and i just found out today, it's not that good to be that way... al least not too much. i am in pain to know that one of my close friends (or so i thought) didn't like it that i 'just barge into their house' ... uh oh ... aren't friends supposed to be that?

lesson: not all people are like me. i like it when my friends barge into my house... they can even open my fridge without permission... they can sleep in my bed (read:girl friends!!!) i can share my undies (clean!) with them... that's my definition of friendship.

lesson: not all people have the same definition of friendship. hah! sad.

did i expect too much from the friendship? thus the next lesson: not all people who ask you to be ninang of their kids consider you close friend! (kasakit jud ani oi .. i pray to God i will be able to forgive ASAP) i will get over this. tomorrow is a new day. that 'friend' will learn her lesson too. in God's time.

if it's bad to blog about it, forgive me. i am just soooo upset and dissapointed. will you pray for me? that i will change for the better? that next time, i will not enter a friend's house without asking for an appointment... duh...

what my name means

i was tagged by mabel with this hehe thanks yoy! you can also have it friends just click here

You entered: genevive badilla rulona

There are 21 letters in your name.
Those 21 letters total to 94
There are 10 vowels and 11 consonants in your name.

Your number is: 4

The characteristics of #4 are: A foundation, order, service, struggle against limits, steady growth.

The expression or destiny for #4:
Order, service, and management are the cornerstones of the number 4 Expression. Your destiny is to express wonderful organization skills with your ever practical, down-to-earth approach. You are the kind of person who is always willing to work those long, hard hours to push a project through to completion. A patience with detail allows you to become expert in fields such as building, engineering, and all forms of craftsmanship. Your abilities to write and teach may lean toward the more technical and detailed. In the arts, music will likely be your choice. Artistic talents may also appear in such fields as horiculture and floral arrangement, as well. Many skilled physicians and especially surgeons have the 4 Expression.

The positive attitudes of the 4 Expression yield responsibility; you are one who no doubt, fulfills obligations, and is highly systematic and orderly. You are serious and sincere, honest and faithful. It is your role to help and you are required to do a good job at everything you undertake.

If there is too much 4 energies present in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes of the number 4. The obligations that you face may tend to create frustration and feelings of limitation or restriction. You may sometimes find yourself nursing negative attitudes in this regard and these can keep you in a rather low mood. Avoid becoming too rigid, stubborn, dogmatic, and fixed in your opinions. You may have a tendency to develop and hold very strong likes and dislikes, and some of these may border on the classification of prejudice. The negative side of 4 often produces dominant and bossy individuals who use disciplinarian to an excess. These tendencies must be avoided. Finally, like nearly all with 4 Expression, you must keep your eye on the big picture and not get overly wrapped up in detail and routine.

Your Soul Urge number is: 9

A Soul Urge number of 9 means:
With a 9 Soul Urge, you want to give to others, usually in a humanitarian or philanthropic manner. You are highly motivated to give friendship, affection and love. And you are generous in giving of your knowledge and experience. You have very sharing urges, and you are likely to have a great deal to share. Your concern for others makes you a very sympathetic and generous person with a sensitive and compassionate nature.

You are able to view life in very broad and intuitive terms. You often express high ideals and an inspirational approach to life. If you are able to fully realize the potential of your motivation, you will be a very self-sacrificing person who is able to give freely without being concerned about any return or reward.

As with all human beings, you are prone to sometimes express the negative attitudes inherent to your Soul Urges. You may become too sensitive and tend to express emotions strongly at times. There can be significant conflict between higher aims and personal ambitions. You may resent the idea of giving all of the time and, in fact, if there is too much 9 energy in your nature you may reject the idea. You may often be disappointed in the lack of perfection in yourself and others.

Your Inner Dream number is: 4

An Inner Dream number of 4 means:
You dream of being a very solid citizen that people can depend upon. You strive for organization and predictable order. You want to be recognized as a person with a plan and the discipline to make that plan work like clockwork.


here's some more... MY BDAY CALCULATOR (still from mabel) click here

18 August 1974

Your date of conception was on or about 25 November 1973 which was a Sunday.

You were born on a Sunday
under the astrological sign Leo.
Your Life path number is 11.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 3 & 6.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 9.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2442277.5.
The golden number for 1974 is 18.
The epact number for 1974 is 6.
The year 1974 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/23/1974 and ending 2/10/1975.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Tiger.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Salmon; your plant is Raspberry.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Paopy, the second month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 1 Elul 5734.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 2 Elul 5734.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is
12 baktun 18 katun 1 tun 1 uinal 13 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Sunday, 29 Rajab 1394 (1394-7-29).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 14 April 1974.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 14 April 1974.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 27 February 1974.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 2 June 1974.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 9 June 1974.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Tuesday, 17 September 1974.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Sunday, 7 April 1974.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 26 February 1974.

As of 5/25/2007 7:29:40 PM EDT
You are 32 years old.
You are 393 months old.
You are 1,709 weeks old.
You are 11,968 days old.
You are 287,251 hours old.
You are 17,235,089 minutes old.
You are 1,034,105,380 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:

Malcolm-Jamal Warner (1970)Edward Norton (1969)Erik 'Everlast' Schrody (1969)
Christian Slater (1969)Patrick Swayze (1952)Martin Mull (1943)
Robert Redford (1937)Roman Polanski (1933)Rosalynn Carter (1927)
Shelley Winters (1922)Meriwether Lewis (1774)

Top songs of 1974
The Way We Were by Barbra StreisandSeasons In the Sun by Terry Jacks
The Streak by Ray StevensHaving My Baby by Paul Anka
Kung Fu Fighting by Carl DouglasBilly, Don't Be a Hero by Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods
Annie's Song by John DenverThe Loco-Motion by Grand Funk
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) by MFSB with the Three DegreesI Can Help by Billy Swan

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.68414872798434 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)

There are 85 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 33 candles.

Those 33 candles produce 33 BTUs,
or 8,316 calories of heat (that's only 8.3160 food Calories!) .
You can boil 3.77 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1974 there were approximately 3.7 million births in the US.
In 1974 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1974 in the US there were approximately 2,158,802 marriages (10.6%) and 708,000 divorces (3.5%)
In 1974 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1974 the population of Australia was approximately 13,831,978.
In 1974 there were approximately 245,177 births in Australia.
In 1974 in Australia there were approximately 110,673 marriages and 17,688 divorces.
In 1974 in Australia there were approximately 115,833 deaths.

Your birthstone is Peridot

The Mystical properties of Peridot

Peridot is used to help dreams become a reality.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Sardonyx, Diamond, Jade

Your birth tree is
Cedar, the Confidence

Of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, likes luxury, of good health not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, wants to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy, optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

There are 214 days till Christmas 2007!
There are 227 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was new.

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for more information.

.... ti lingaw man kamo hehehe babayu!!!

makeup artist me :)

I recently wore my 'make-up artist' hat.
My friend Sweet was to be a sponsor in a wedding and I was assigned to be her make-up artist :) hmmmn .... I thought: Can I still do it? I haven't done serious makeup for so long. But then I often read and hear from the pro --- you can't go wrong with going natural. So that's what I did with sweet. Here are some snaps of Sweet's pa byuti day ....
oh so natural!

I think a little darker on the lips will look much better but the model is certainly prettier than Jackie Lou Blanco eh? hehe Thank you Sweetness! This task reminded me of an encounter with Fanny Serrano in a make-up workshop with my friends 13 years ago. Here's page from my certificates clearbook ...

me: seated left. and niwang pa ko da! hehe

So there you go.. til i wear my make-up artist hat again! click here for more makeup tips :) bye bye!

sick but not lonely

im sick. got chills last night.
but im glad i did get sick. see, my son displayed a very touching gesture.
upon arrival from ayala last night, i hurriedly collapsed to our couch. more than anything in the world, my priority at that moment was to sleeeep. then came my 1 year old giving me a hug, saying 'mama ...mama' then he picked up the a bottle of efficascent oil (situated right next to me) and gave it to me,with a saliva-full of kiss saying 'aaamwaaa!' i couldnt help but be overwhelmed!!! with this experience, i want to say... thank God i got sick =)

you on my mind

Baby mingaw ko nimo. This may be O.A. for you'll be away for only four days but that's how i feel now. Take care. Rujim and I miss you dearly.

Garage Sale!

I'm not really in a 'blogging' mood. Got so much in my head. Literally. Sakit akon ulo. Wala pa epekto ang biogesic. But still, I'm here updating hehe for I don't like to add more to my blog backlogs. That's how serious I am nowadays --- with blogging. At the back of my mind, I know, these words coming out now, will be read by my children, grandchildren, great great great grandchildren...I can almost hear them saying: "Wow, we got one cool Lola!". HAHAHA! I wish could hear and see them from heaven while they do that.

Let the pictures na lang tell what happened last Sunday, May 6..

It was a humble activity that gave us a little more than P2000 and some painful 'bagtak' and 'bat-ang' (thanks to chic for the term) but it was worth all those... I'm sure with our P5, P10, P20 worth of stuff, many shoppers went home happy =) that included me for i got this beautiful 'duyan' from chic for only P150! ---->

Thanks to all who dropped by! To Sweet for helping babysit Rujim for a while. To Eileen for being the early bird. To my partners in crime Chic, Chy & Leany --- sa uulitin!

National Scrapbook Day

Happy National Scrapbook Day! well not exactly in our country...I'm not so sure since i know of only very few scrapbookers yet (makes me a little frustrated sometimes, I hope someday soon, that CLUB will be formed! In His time) But at least, that's what we celebrate now in my favorite scrapbooking site where i feel like I BELONG =) I will spend much of today by doing JUST that -- SCRAPBOOKING. No malling, no visitors, no nothing. I asked my hubby to do groceries last night on his way home so we can stay home the whole weekend. Kilala mo si preparado? hihi ..

And may i share with you where I work?

my scrapbooking area =)

HEHEHE. super lapta to da max ... that was taken after i made that album cover for Che2! Ti sige, celebrate na ta! it's scrapping time!!!! yeheeeyyy!!!

a gift for che

Today is my youngest sister's birthday. I made something for her...

Happy Birthday utod. I know you wanted a bigger one but it doesn't matter... Small things --- made with love -- means a lot more :) right! It goes with so much love from, Me, Kuya, and Wojiwoj :)

Thank you so much for being what and who you are for us, your family. Always RELY on GOD and LET HIM take over everytime there are days that you are CONFUSED (abaw daw ka dalum nagid to haw) We always pray for you. We love you dearly buarech! mwah mwah mwah!!!

can a man confront the forces of darkness without giving in to them?

Last Monday we had a four-ple date with our friends! Odick and Chy, Myk and Kim, Nikky and Leany, Benjo and me. Benjo and I seldom watch movie. As far as i can remember, the last we saw was "you are the One" of Toni Gonzaga and Sam Milby hehehe. We prefer DVDs at home for we couldn't afford 500+ bucks/'s worth a week of my son's formula! Konsensya kun maglantaw eh! =) But i think its better that way, because going to cinemas very rarely makes us VALUE the experience more. I was so excited to go, as if we were going to Disneyland (ngek. as if i knew the feeling haha, wala pa gani ko kadto to!) hehe.

How was it? hMMMN. not as good as Spidey 2. But i still recommend that you see it. Let your kids see it too. the thing i like about the movie is its giving value to FREINDSHIP, FORGIVENESS, LOVE. I was also reminded to always be PATIENT (my struggle) ... to always give the "benefit of the doubt" .. that in everything there is a reason, that behind every bad person lies that goodness, and that AT ALL TIMES we all have a CHOICE... to do right... hmnnn.

Bottomline, it was one experience 500+ can't buy... and i guess, guys? there's no more Spidey 4 =)... guess lang.