Saturday, August 30, 2008

wordle


being the usisera that i am today, i was following links from pinky's blog, found myself in ipsy's blog.

i saw wordle. it's brilliant. think i could use this whenever i have a rant or leftover post-adolescent angst and don't want to be too coherent but still wanting to express what i...you get the picture.

so let's try this post on wordle. endless mindless fun wheeeeeeeeee!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

facebookless week




i'm trying to see if lessening my facebook gaming/clicking around time would encourage more real life participation when i get home from work.

so i'm not going to log on to facebook for a week. won't check my mail either. won't make avatars for whatever reason either.

hopefully, i get to have more time to do home stuff, more time to do my volunteer work...and not be up till 4 or 5 playing various addictive games.

hope i can get to work maybe earlier than my 12 noon schedule.

this is day 3.

it's.

not.

easy.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

etchosurgence

less than a week since i've been reading brian gorrell's blog *click link*, it's now become a login/members only site.

aw.

no more etchos and drama about the soshaleras who grace the local magazines *click link*.

wonder how brian is doing now.

maybe he got his money back.

maybe i should go get a life.

geez.

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Update: it's up again. with new layout. go team brian. :)

Click here for Brian's Blog Link

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

flashback attack

thought it's fitting to put the eheads song, pare ko. one of their first hits.

earnest z texted this morning to ask if i’d like to watch a reunion gig of the eraserheads*click link*. she was making the guest list. seems that ely b has decided to do vocals for this one-time gig again.

figured it would be fun to see her after years and years and years.

15 minutes had passed before i realised that i was staring into space with a stupid grin. i had timetravelled back to the 90’s in UP campus---the days of innocence. first dock martens…first joint… first baguio arts fest…first tattoo…first days as a vegetarian…first trip to club dredd…first bong misadventure...

it was as fun as it got, we were fearless and thought we’d live forever. those days were good. we read Buddhist teachings and our minds opened. you learned to trust and to respect life.

i’ve evolved a lot since then. i now eat meat, devour cream and stopped running. i no longer wear pekpek-shorts with green boots in baguio on our way to buy tapuy in the morning. i am married, and contemplating kids.

many 180 degree turns there, but the inner new age girl in me still espouse and delight in zen. gandhi’s philosophy, “my life is my message” still resound loudly.

it’s as if the past tapped me on the shoulder to check if my life is still in the course that a younger and more idealistic olive had charted.

i’m happy to look back and give the younger me a bearhug and tell her: “yup, i still trust life. but y’know…that living forever part?...well…first, let’s talk about gravity…”

Saturday, August 9, 2008

progesterone and i

Tomorrow at 8AM, I'm supposed to start taking progesterone.

After making a progie-run in Medical City's Mercury Drug, I realised that there is the unmistakable presence of cluelessness about this drug I'll be popping for the next 5 days. I only know it's part of Dr. Cruz-Reyes' pre-workup routine for me...

So I wiki'd it, and made a little sense of the chemical.

Progesterone exerts its action primarily through the intracellular progesterone receptor although a distinct, membrane bound progesterone receptor has also been postulated.

Progesterone has a number of physiological effects which are amplified in the presence of estrogen. Estrogen through estrogen receptors upregulates the expression of progesterone receptors.

Progesterone is sometimes called the "hormone of pregnancy",and it has many roles relating to the development of the fetus:

  • Progesterone converts the endometrium to its secretory stage to prepare the uterus for implantation. *blahblahblah*… Normal menstrual bleeding is progesterone withdrawal bleeding.
  • During implantation and gestation, progesterone appears to decrease the maternal immune response to allow for the acceptance of the pregnancy.
  • Progesterone decreases contractility of the uterine smooth muscle. In addition progesterone inhibits lactation during pregnancy. The fall in progesterone levels following delivery is one of the triggers for milk production.
  • A drop in progesterone levels is possibly one step that facilitates the onset of labor.

The fetus metabolizes placental progesterone in the production of adrenal mineralo- and glucosteroidsyadahyadahyadah

Or something like that...

*now click play below*

video

Friday, August 1, 2008

multiplying + facebooking



in the recent months, i've been unwinding to facebook and multiply. actively hamming it up with the former, and passively lurking in the latter.

i'm a self-confessed escapist--hence my previous posts are mostly vids from youtube, and overagonizing my decision to put this blog on my multiply account.

not sure how comfortable i'd be if people apart from my...oh, say... seven readers (i think, hehehe) actually started to read my blog.

how comfortable would it be if people you are (possibly) only vaguely acquainted with actually get a peek up your mental panties?

to post or not to post...
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