Do you remember my blog post a month ago about our dog Noki and a newly adopted kitten we now call Mimi? I’ve long wanted to take her photo but every time I make an attempt, she moves and try to grab my tab. Well, here she is finally :) I caught her napping near our dining area a while ago. She has grown chubby. Do you think she needs to diet? She always meow for food even if she’s done eating and Noki would allow her to take his bowl and eat again. They are friends now. One of these days, I would take a photo of them together.
Archive for the ‘silence speaks’ Category
Please don’t crucify me.
I am not a selfie addict and I have never been one.
Long before Facebook has become popular and Instagram a favorite venue for posting those shots, selfie has been in vogue although ten years ago you won’t call a self-portrait a selfie. It gained a wider popularity among the youth overtime. Blame it on the proliferation of cheap cellphones or digital camera. You are not in if you don’t have at least a 5mp mobile phone. Never mind that it takes grainy photos as long as one can post them on social media. The lure of having a new mobile device with a more tempting 12 megapixel camera on the side is enough. You won’t need a high-end camera to take selfies. They take clear photos along with apps that you can choose to make them nicer than they actually look.
Why did I even think of blogging about it? It reminds me of that time I rode a bus going to UST, the long ride would make you notice every one just to pass the time. I blogged about it here somewhere. You know that kind of thing where the bedroom is as wide as the bus you were riding. Yes, some girls or gals would not think twice doing their “personal thing” to improve their looks, never mind that they are in a very public place like a moving bus.
I was eating an early lunch at Jollibee today when someone took the seat opposite mine on the next table. I was surprised when she started combing her hair, applying on face powder and lipstick, I can’t help but stare. What? In a public place, an eatery at that? Oh well :( As if that is not enough, she took out her cellphone, pointed it in front of her and made those facial expressions that look so funny to me but I was thinking, “oh, selfie”. There’s the pouting lips, a demure smile, a smile showing her teeth, an expression like she is kissing someone in front of her, a formal expression on her face. I told myself, “candid selfie shots, so that’s how its done.” :) then her companion, probably a friend arrived with a tray of sandwiches and drinks. I was about to finish my meal and took out a small notebook to write another blog post, when I looked up though, I was surprised that she was doing the same thing that her friend did earlier, even changing seats so she could have the angle she wanted.
You might say, I am an old soul, an old generation. I’d rather take photos of something about nature or take photos of Nate when he is around than taking a selfie shot of this old face and smiling in front of a camera. There is one thing more I do notice nowadays, even Facebook has that new app called filters where you could make your face so flawless, even finer than a baby’s face. It’s not natural, it destroys the true image of a subject. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. What do you think?
Oh, they call it selfie.
The day would have been incomplete without this.
Today, I am celebrating my 7th year in remission. THANK YOU LORD for the gift of life. Thank you for all the blessings.Thank you for the gifts of family and friends who were with me throughout this journey.
Poised to spread her wings
ready for flight
wanting to explore and discover
what life is all about,
But she is shivering in the cold
and wet morning.
Time would be kind enough
And let the sun show its face
so she could fly.
Woke up at an ungodly hour of 3:30am but then I’ve been asleep since 6:30pm last night. Too much work and so tired.
Yesterday, when I woke up to finish trimming the carabao grass, I saw this kitten perched on the ledge of our perimeter wall at the back of the house serenely asleep. I let is stay there but when I finished gardening, it went down near my potted plants. I was afraid our lone dog left would make a mincemeat out of it. Noki, a half Lab, half Spitz is the only one that survived among our three dogs two months ago. They’re not used to seeing other animals in the backyard. I’ve long wanted to adopt a cat when we lost our two dogs but we haven’t got around to finding one. It is quite expensive to buy a pure breed.
It took us more than thirty minutes for the two to get acquainted. We called her Mimi (it’s a she) and she seemed to be a house-trained kitty. She’s clean and she is not afraid of Noki. Maybe she was lost and didn’t know how to get home. Noki has grown a little chubby since we lost the other two and he can no longer afford to enter our grills at the kitchen and at the garage since he can no longer wiggle his body like he used to. He was so stressed reaching out, trying to grab Mimi, barking and all. The latter extended her paws and scratched his nose. Finally, he just stayed contented in a corner letting Mimi walk around our dirty kitchen finding a place to rest and sleep. They are not really friends yet but I am glad that Noki no longer attempts to grab her neck when she is near.
Years ago, we used to have five cats and two dogs and they slept side by side. I wish these two would become friends as well.
Yesterday, we had our twice a month visit to the wet market. Sometimes I let Josef choose which kind of fish to buy. Usually, he likes milkfish (our local bangus) which could be cooked grilled, sinigang, daing, relleno or even as main ingredient in spring rolls. When he saw a small pagi being cleaned and sliced by our favorite vendor, he requested that we buy a kilo and cook it in coconut cream with lots of chili, his favorite. You have to boil it first with ginger, onions and a little salt then dice it when it is cooked. We discard the water when it is done.
I’ve never been good at taking photos of food but this is how it looks, a yummy dish of pagi sa gata. I have a recipe of this in an earlier post. All you need would be lots of chilis, diced onion and ginger, salt to taste and fresh coconut cream.
Pagi is I think is stingray in English.
running in your head.
Like an old melody
Waiting to be heard.