Nipa Hut

Howdy! yay after I received a text message from a college friend I was thinking that I should post this one. I was laughing after reading the message. I read it again and I started to sing the english version of Bahay Kubo (Nipa Hut).  Bahay Kubo was like the first tagalog nursery rhyme I remember singing when I was still a kid with matching hand formation/steps lol. I always love singing nursery rhymes, I love singing the watermelon song, and bahay kubo with my nephew, I felt like a kid again, but I think everyone is a kid at heart. So below is the Tagalog lyrics of the song. 

Bahay Kubo

Bahay kubo, kahit munti 
Ang halaman doon, ay sari sari
Sinkamas at talong, sigarilyas at mani
Sitaw, bataw, patani.

Kundol, patola, upo't kalabasa
At saka mayroon pang labanos, mustasa,
Sibuyas, kamatis, bawang at luya
Sa paligid-ligid ay puno ng linga

and this is the English version


Nipa hut*, even though it is small
The plants it houses are varied
Turnip and eggplant, winged bean and peanut
String bean, hyacinth bean, lima bean.

Wax gourd, luffa**, white squash and pumpkin,
And there is also radish, mustard,
Onion, tomato, garlic, and ginger
And all around are sesame seeds.

Now I know the english name of veggies mentioned in the Tagalog version of Bahay Kubo. It was really fun plus I gained something.  Now here's a video of a 3yr old girl singing Bahay Kubo, I'm not sure if this cute girl is a Fil-Am but she has a very cute version of the song, she sings it in Tagalog version of course :P 

I has Money


I was bored to death so I enjoy myself answering questions about money from This is not for fun really; I answered it seriously and with sincerity.

1.    What would you do if you had a million dollars?
If I had those million dollars I would invest it in putting up my own business.

2.    Are you a spender or a saver?
I’m half spender and half saver. Actually I’m a saver there are circumstances wherein I have no choice but to spend the money :P

3.    How much money do you save on a regular basis? (As a percentage of your income?)
I dunno I don’t give it much attention.

4.    Do you have a personal written budget?
I used to have one but I quit since sometimes I forgot to take notes and my recollection of things/events is poor.

5.    When you go to a meal dutch, would you prefer to itemize the receipt or just split it in half?
It depends. I have this friend we usually split it in half and others like it to itemize. But I prefer to itemize hehe

6.    When you’re on a date, do you think the man should pay or not?
I guess it depends. But I guess not necessarily.  You can do dutch meals if you want for a change.

7.    What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever given someone?
Hmm. I think a jewel box for my mama’s 50th bday.

8.    What’s the most expensive gift you’ve ever received from someone?
I think a cake and a stuff toy. But I dunno if that was really expensive. Just a thought.

9.    If someone offered you a million dollars for a night of sex, would you do it? Would it matter if the person were good looking or not?
NOPE. Yah with all the caps. The hell I care if he’s good looking.

10.  Do you invest in the stock market? What kind of investing strategy do you use if you do?
No I don’t really. Haha! I don’t even have the money lol

Happy Mother's Day

Did you greet your MOM already? Anyway it's their special day and let them feel that you love and cherish them. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in the world. :)

I love you so much my MAMA. I love you more than anyone. Thank you.

"Angel" by Sarah McLachlan

Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance
for a break that would make it okay
there's always some reason
to feel not good enough
and it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh a beautiful release
memory seeps from my veins
let me be empty
oh and weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight

In the arms of the angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here

So tired of the straight life
and everywhere you turn
there's vultures and thieves at your back
the storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lies
that you make up for all that you lack
it don't make no difference
escaping one last time
it's easier to believe
in this sweet madness oh
this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

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