Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Ok.... I'll no longer be using this blog address and will delete in 2 weeks.

What I shall be using from now on is

Monday, August 10, 2009

What's in a name? (For the last time... a new blog address)

What's in a name? A lot. Imagine drinking beer called "strawberry bliss". Or a Doberman named "tiny".

So, forgive this newbie blogger as she once again decides to move her blog to another address. I know, I know. I'm being real fickle. Well, I'd rather change it now to something I like rather than keep at the current address.. something I'm not quite happy with. What happens when my traffic goes up? It'll be harder to transfer eh?

Reminds me of someone I know who's band shot up to rockstar status. We had a conversation about their band name when they were still on the fringes of gaining popularity. I asked how they came up with it. It was a spontaneous thing wherein they never really considered how it "sounds". At that point though, he felt it was too late to change it...despite him feeling it could use some "editing". Well, it stuck. Fast forward to the present, its still their band name. Makes me wonder if he still feels the same way about it. And I quote "its kinda dorky and lacks that kick".

So anyway, its goodbye to "misspatriciad". (Honestly it screams SASSY.. not quite me). I shall post the new a FINAL FINAL blog address this week. And then, its blog blog blog for me from then on.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My babies

Meet my two babies. Wolf the "puggle" (pug + poodle), and Ginger the dacshund. These two poopie dogs that have been wreaking havoc around the house the past few days. The house has now been transformed into one big puppy toilet where pee puddles and poop piles have been popping up everywhere.

Oh pups.

Wolf Boy

This is the Wolfie attack.

Ginger girl

I love them to bits. :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cory! Cory!

"Cory! Cory! Cory!..." is the cry that flooded EDSA back in 1986, the year the Marcos Regime was toppled down and Cory was elected into office. I was about two years old.

I grew up listening to my parents', uncles', aunts', and grandparents' politically charge conversations. I was EDSA revolution kid. Growing up I thought Marcos was scum and Cory was the bulwark of good governance. Things change and so did my opinion of both former presidents. Marcos wasn't totally evil and Cory wasn't totally the best president the Philippines has had. After all, there are no absolutes in this world.

Nevertheless, she's an icon in Philippine history whom a lot of people will always admire and love. She tried to lead the best way she knew she could - by living out the values that she solidly held on to. A deeply religious woman who, despite hailing from an affluent family, exuded humility and simplicity. She was a private person who didn't really have the desire to be in the limelight, despite her husband being a strong public figure. It took a lot of courage for this woman to have stepped up after her husband's death, and to have challenged Marcos' position president of the Philippines in hopes of bringing positive change to the Philippines.

It was through Cory that we were able to re-establish democracy to this country.

The questions are, is democracy really the right form of government for the Philippines? Did her tenure bring more development to the country or was it the other way around? That's another discussion for another day.

Issues aside, she was an admirable woman. I pray that we all remain inspired by her conviction and her faith in the good things that we capable of as a people.

R.I.P. Former President Cory Aquino.

It feels as if an era has ended with her passing.....