Question of the Week #53

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1. Have you been good this week?

- Yes! I’ve always been.

2. Name some things you shouldn’t do in a hurry.

- Ironing the clothes.

3. Name a sound that drives you nuts.

-  a nail scratching, yikes!

4. When is the last time you bought fresh flowers?

- Valentines Day.

5. Name the first thought that comes to your mind when I mention “Time”.

- Prayer time.

6. Is there something that you’re supposed to do on a daily basis, that you have not yet done today?

- Blog, hehe! But I’m doing it now and need to cope up.

7. Do you love finding trouble to get into?

- Oh no! As much as possible, I want peace.

8. Which are you better at, remembering faces or names?

- Faces. After giving birth, I’ve been having hard time remember names.

9. Can you see your home on Google’s Street View?

- Yup. But only here in Qatar. I’m having a hard time finding our street in the Philippines though.

10. It’s official, I’ve become ___!

- a vampire! Haha! The Bella in me still leaves.

Question of the Week #52

In time for Mommy Yen’s QOTW.


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1.What are you grateful for today?

  • Grateful for the salary, hehe! Meaning we’ll have something to buy na naman.

2. Do you form your own opinions of others before you ever get the chance to meet them in person?

  • It’s bad to listen to other’s opinion actually, pero sometimes listening to them makes me more aware of what the person really is – ingat ingat lang daw ika nga.

3. What would be your personalized, or vanity, license plate?

  • MJO 1204 – my initials and birthday.

4. What’s the best thing about the village/town/city you live in?

  • The area I’m living at is very quiet. Our villa is located at the end of the street block. A 10 minutes walk, you’ll reach the mini grocery store. Qatar is such a safe place. I think only 3% crime rate here.

5. Have you ever been a victim of prejudice?

  • Nope, thanks God!

6. What is your ideal vacation?

  • European Cruise – dream on! Tapos trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, sigh!

7. Does someone else’s routine force you to create your own?

  • Sometimes – pero it never bothers me.

8. Are you planning any pranks for April Fool’s Day?

  • April 1 yesterday, I’m too late for it na.

9. What has been your biggest coincidence?

  • None so far.

10. What do you have to say for yourself?

  • "Jhari, 24 days left – you can do it! Trust yourself that you can do everything just like before."

Question of the Week #51

Time for Ms Yen’s QOTW. I hope I win this time, Insha Allah!


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1. How’s the week going on so far?

  • Busy as a bee – but not that good. We’re having problems right now on applying VISA for my sister :(

2. Would you rather love or be loved?

  • Love.

3. How do you feel when you hear a friend completely butchering a story?

  • OMG! Shoot!

4. If you could have a recorder which would make a DVD or video tape of your dreams, would you use it?

  • Honestly, I don’t dream that much as in. So I guess it will be useless.

5. Have you ever had a dream about being a place you’ve never been, and days or years later, you end up there?

  • Didn’t happen yet :(

6. Do you sit at your computer and eat snacks and have refreshments to drink?

  • I’m doing it now – I’m drinking a glass of cold soda with a bar of Snickers.

7. Which is more true: everything matters or nothing matters?

  • Everything matters!

8. What was the last thing you gave up on?

  • Secret ;)

9. Can the love of a person really make you change?

  • Oh yes!

10. Any plans for the weekend yet?

  • None so far, but if there is – I’m sure it will be with Hubby, Bb Julia and Mommy.

Question of the Week #50

A GOLDEN WEEK for Ms Yen. Join us by clicking the image below.


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1. Is it fun being you?

  • I’m quiet if the person I’m with is quiet, I’m loud if she’s loud, I’ll be boring if she’s dull and I’ll be myself if you are.

2. What have you changed your mind about in the past few weeks?

  • I shouldn’t have cut my bangs!

3. Do you find yourself in a better mood on a sunny day?

  • Sunny days here in Qatar is just an ordinary day – what I hate most of the weather here is sand-storm.

4. When meeting someone new, what makes you feel more comfortable?

  • I don’t like people who pretends and is so proud of themselves at first meet – so might as well be yourself, para normal lang diba?

5. If you could be any god or goddess from mythology, who would you be? & why?

  • Aphrodite – in Greek mythology, goddess of love, beauty, and fertility.

6. How do you spend the night before a “big” day?

  • Usually finds a hard time to sleep.

7. Describe the person that would be the exact opposite of what you find attractive.

  • Hirap naman nito Ms Yen – ummm, TALL, pimple free, geek (smart looking I mean) and flawless white skin.

8. I would be a happier person if…

  • I’ll be able to support more of my family’s needs.

9. Have you ever regretted?

  • Oh yes. It’s part of our destiny I guess. We all make mistakes in the past, and I’m sure we all learn from it.

10. I seldom _______ without a _______ in my _______.

  • I seldom WATCH TV without a SOFT SILK SKIN PILLOW on my FOOT.

Question of the Week #49

Shucks! I’m not noticing that it’s already time for QOTW of Ms Yen. Though I’ve subscribed already to her feed but I guess, I’m not paying more attention with my emails. Bad bad bad!


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1. Tell me, are you feeling lucky this week?

  • Yes! Coz Bb Julia just turned 4mos this week. I’m so grateful for that.

2. Are you good at figuring out when you just shouldn’t say anything?

  • It’s better of to keep our mouth shut sometimes, daba?

3. While using someone else’s bathroom, have you ever looked inside their medicine/toiletries cabinet?

  • Never. I don’t look at other people’s private stuffs coz I don’t want them to go thru my things as well – for the sake of privacy syempre.

4. If you accidentally walked out of a shop with an item you haven’t paid for, would you return to pay for it?

  • Oh yes. Honesty is the best policy.

5. Do you think combining as many uses into one is cost affective?

  • Yes – face the reality, let’s all be practical especially these days – world crisis is at hand.

6. Do you always get what you wish for?

  • Nope. But I wait.

7. Can you talk and type at the same time?

  • Yup – I think, hehe!

8. What’s the worst thing a man can say to a women during labor?

  • “It’s okay…” – haller! How can on earth it can be okay? Hubby said that to me during labor.

9. If you are in your shower and someone flushes the toilet, what happens?

  • Oh gosh! I will definitely, no questions ask – run out!

10. What would you like to do for your 15 minutes of fame?

  • “I would like to thank the people who supported me all the way, and for bringing the best in me” – echos!

Question of the Week #48

I miss answering Ms Yen’s QOTW and I’m not sure if I’ll be one of the lucky ones who can win the prize bracelet since I just finish answering mine.


1. “So…do you want the good news or the bad news?” When someone asks you this, which one do you generally ask for first?

  • I preferred to receive the bad news first.

2. Do you remember compliments more than rude remarks or vice versa?

  • Vice Versa.

3. The main difference between you and your best friend is …

  • that I’m married and she’s not.

4. Have you ever given someone a fake phone number, just to get rid of them?

  • Oh yes!

5. Do you find that there’s too much choice in your life?

  • Sometimes, but sometimes I feel like the world is so unfair –echos!

6. How would you describe your temper?

  • Smooth. Inhale, Exhale mode.

7. Are you more likely to exaggerate or downplay your troubles?

  • I’m a type of person wherein I will think on how to solve the problem peacefully rather than getting on others nerve.

8. List 3 people-real or fictional, living or dead, famous or personal friends-whom you respect and admire, and why.

  • (1) My husband – the answer is obvious enough why I chose him
  • (2) Bella & Edward’s Love Story – Twilighter Fan, hehehe!
  • (3) Blog Friends – coz I learn a lot from them.

9. Can you draw?

  • Person who looks like a stick – a work of a kindergarten student.

10. What do you need to work on?

  • Cooking for Hubby.

Question of the Week #47

May hang over pa ako sa sobrang happy about dun sa nareceive ko kay Ms Yen, hehehe! Anyway, here’s the QOTW for this week.


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1. It’s really funny when________________.

  • …I accidentally fart, hahaha! Nagpapakatotoo lang po.

2. What’s your story?

  • Youngest among 3. Graduated with a degree of BS CS and was blessed to work abroad. Breadwinner of the family. Supporting my parents all the way. Got married to my 8 months Lebanese boyfriend and now a mother to Bb Julia.

3. How often do you awaken remembering your dream/s?

  • After giving birth, nagiging makakalimutin na ako so with regards to dreams, I’m being the new “forgetful jhari” in the neighborhood, hehehe!

4. Would you have a baby to save a relationship?

  • Not applicable for me now, since I’m married na pero for some siguro talagang gagawin nila ‘to pag mahal nila yung isa’t isa.

5. Is it acceptable to kill one man in order to save a million?

  • Oh shucks! If it will benefit more, I will not hesitate to do such a thing. Even for my own risk.

6. If someone calls you and asks for your name, do you tell them?

  • Depends kung sino yung tumatawag, hehehe!

7. In the past days/weeks, what piece of mail made you the happiest?

  • It came from you Mommy Yen! Hugs and kisses!

8. Would you want to live forever?

  • Oh yes! Twilight fever parin. Bella and Edward fanatic ever! If given the chance, why not.

9. Is sitting around doing nothing inconsequential?

  • Yup, so much!

10. What does whispering makes you think of?

  • Depends on how they do it, pero if they’re looking at me while doing that okay lang. Inggit lang siguro sila sa akin, hehehe!

Question of the Week #46

Time for Ms Yen’s QOTW.


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1. Where do you keep your Pot of Gold?

  • I only have (1) set of gold which was a gift from the husband for a start of our marriage – never wore it though. Wala namang occasion eh para magsuot ng magarbong alahas. It’s inside the dresser along with my hijabs.

2. Do you get annoyed by people who are really proud of who they are?

  • Sometimes. Pero keber ko nalang sa kanila. Feel nila yun eh.

3. How often growing up did you hear your parents say “I love you”?

  • My family’s not showy pagdating sa mushy moments. They say it thru text lang. That’s why I’m trying my best to say ILY to Bb Julia everyday.

4. Here comes TROUBLE! What do you see?

  • HIDE! hehehe!

5. What is your most prized possession?

  • Being an OWEINI!

6. What nickname/s did you hate the most in your childhood?

  • My eldest sister was the one who started to call me “JHENGPOT”, yan tuloy!

7. What haven’t you done in a long time?

  • I colored my hair today which was a big step to change my mood after giving birth.

8. What do you enjoy doing? Aside from blogging because we all know we love to blog.

  • Daydream forever!

9. When you’re reading, do you sometime have to reread a section because your mind wandered?

  • Opo, hehehe! Slow!

10. Have things broken in your life recently?

  • None so far, thanks God!

Question of the Week #45

Early for this week’s QOTW of Ms Yen.


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1. How secure do you feel in your job?

  • Yikes! My job for me is unpredictable at this time… having second thoughts on shifting on a new career with another company. But of course, everything is in the hands of the Lord Allah. For now, as long as I’m able to earn something to help out my family back home, I’ll stick to this position.

2. What is the first word that pops to mind beginning with the letter ‘N’?

  • “NOTHING” – hehehe!

3. If you could, would you shop online for your every day essentials?

  • Oh yes, why not!

4. When you go home after going out, what’s the first thing you do, or reach for?

  • I’m just going out reporting for work, once I arrived home I go straight inside the room putting down my things and hugging with lots of kisses to Bb Julia.

5. If your kid asked you “Where does the moon go when it’s not there?” , what would you say?

  • “It’s hiding under the ocean Sweety…”

6. If you were homeless and had to stand on a street corner with a cardboard sign, what would you write?

  • “Alms alms, spare me a piece of bread…” – sosyal na homeless, english pa ang naka post, hehehe!

7. Would you feel offended if someone said he or she dislikes your name?

  • Hmm… it depends on how he or she will deliver it to me. If he/she said it behind my back – ok lang din siguro. Kanya kanyang opinyon yan. Keber ko sa kanya, inggit lang siya sa name ko, hehehe!

8. If your childhood had a taste, what would it be?

  • Sweet and Spicy

9. Have you ever fainted out of pure joy?

  • When I give birth to Bb Julia, I fainted after seeing her.

10. Tomorrow, I absolutely refuse to __________.

  • …wake up early.

Question of the Week #44

First QOTW for the New Year 2009. Join Ms Yen and the rest thru clicking on the image below.

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1. What do you hope to have accomplished before the end of 2009?

  • To have another working career in order to help Hubby better financially.

2. How’s the New Year treating you so far?

  • Aside from the new shifting schedule for work, everything seems to be working fine.

3. How do you feel about yourself right now?

  • Feel so challenged actually.

4. What are the seven wonders in YOUR world?

  • 1) Hubby, 2) Bb Julia, 3) Lobitana and Oweini Family, 4) Blogging, 5) BDJ Power Planner, 6) My Niknok and 7) My Mobile

5. ‘Sometimes I can be ________________’

  • so so and another so childish!

6. As a child, what job did you hope to have?

  • Oh dear, I was hoping to be a Flight Attendant but unfortunately, nagkulang ako sa height and I got a scar on my legs – bawas points tuloy!

7. List 3 things about which you consider yourself very knowledgeable.

  • Typing fast (roughly between 55 to 60 wpm), Mobile Features (that’s my job) and I guess can recite and write the Arabic letters – naks!

8. List 3 things that you do very well.

  • Organize stuffs, French Tip style with nail polish and photo editing.

9. Do you think you look your real age? Have others ever made comments that they think you look younger or older than you are?

  • Because of my height, 90% of the people I meet every day thinks I’m just 25 or below pa. Some pa nga can’t imagine na may Bb Julia na ako, hehehe!

10. Are you an artist? If so, what do you create?

  • Artist in a way that I can be so creative with how I organize things – naks! ang lalim nun ha.

Question of the Week #43

It’s time again for Ms Yen’s QOTW. Was late for these week because of the whereabouts for Bb Julia’s 1st month.

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1. Do you like to read a book that is in movie format before you view the movie, or afterwards?

  • Anything will do actually.

2. Have you ever had a dream about being a place you’ve never been, and days or years later, you end up there?

  • I’m still in the process of dreaming about it and Insha’Allah someday I can visit that place.

3. How do you dream… in black-and-white or color?

  • Shucks! That’s hard… sometimes it’s very colorful sometimes it’s colored. Worst sometimes I can’t even remember my dream, hahaha! Panalo!

4. How many personal ‘fantasy worlds’ exist in your head?

  • So many to mention po.

5. What would you like to learn more about?

  • First with photography and second would be digi-scrapping which I think will never happen. I’m so down with being creative right now. I’m not that inspired enough to learn about it as much as I wanted, huhuhu!

6. What was the last family event you attended?

  • Just last Wednesday when we went to The Pearl of Qatar to celebrate Bb Julia’s 1st month, yehey!

7. Have you told your Mom and Dad, lately, how much you love and appreciate them?

  • My Mom’s here with me right now but I’m too shy to tell them direct in person the 3 magical words – I guess we’re really not that type of person whose vocal enough with this type of things but it doesn’t mean that I don’t love my Mom. I say ILY to Daddy over the phone though every time we call him.

8. Too much to do, what do you do?

  • I’ve been so forgetful these past few days so I make sure to keep a notepad and a pink pen {kailangan talaga pink noh?} to keep track of the things needed to be done.

9. Do you like to save ‘the best for last’?

  • Oh yes! I’ve learned that from the husband since he does it most of the times especially with food.

10. Pick an online friend. Only ONE. Tell me something about her. A link to her blog/site so we can take a peek!

  • Oh gosh! I choose ate Litzie {she have so many blogs I don’t know which one to link}. I linked her up 2 years ago when I started blogging. I looked up to her because she’s a wonderful MOM to Bb D {I’ve told her that already} and a successful working wife and she’s the reason why I started to love photography and why my husband was forced to buy me my first DSLR cam, hahaha! I feel like she’s my long lost ate OL. I admire her outlook in life and her priorities and I’m learning so much from her about being ME because of her stories – though sometimes di talaga ako makarelate sa kanya, probably because of age – joke lang po. Pero seriously, I salute her for everything. Uber na ‘to! Naks! I choose you te Litzie kasi you’re YOU in other words SIMPLY U – bonggang bonga!

Question of the Week#41

It’s Ms Yen’s QOTW. I love answering random questions really. I’m happy somehow I’m updated with it. Sana tuloy tuloy na ang pag blo-blog update ko.

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1.Does your age make you feel left out?
  • I’m just 27 turning 28. I don’t think so.
2. How do people of the same gender as you but taller than yourself make you feel?
  • Let’s not talk about height kasi po 5 flat lang ako or I’m not even sure if I reached 5feet, hahaha! But to answer the question, during HS days I felt intimidated but what the heck – there’s a saying “SMALL BUT TERRIBLE” – naks!
3.When did you last scream? Why?
  • 2 weeks ago, during labor, hahaha!
4. What do other people do that irritate you that you recognize it as a weakness in yourself?
  • Hmm… when I know that that person is a backfighter. I hate backfighters coz I don’t know how to deal with them, ending up me lying to myself that WE’RE CLOSE wherein fact, WE’RE REALLY NOT. Getts?
5. Have you ever slipped on a banana peel?
  • Never pa po. Does it really happen for real?
6. Have you ever walked around someone else’s home barefoot?
  • I think so.
7. What do you do when you are left home alone?
  • Ah… you’ll see me lying down in bed, watching TV or infront of my laptop blogging and updating my FS. That’s if I’m done with the household chores, otherwise you’ll see me doing these things by the end of the day na.
8. When someone is vague or confusing, how do you process it?
  • With a blank face, then I’ll ask hubby “Ano daw?” hahaha! It happens many times coz the people here in Qatar are so confusing to talk with.
9. Typically, when someone says to you: “I’ll be five minutes”, how long do they actually take?
  • If it’s hubby saying it, it really means 5mins – but usually if it’s our company driver Tatay Mustafa, that means 30mins late, hahaha! But kidding aside, people here are not really on time – I myself is not on time, hahaha!
10. For you, what is the best word in the English language?
  • LOVE – that’s the first thing that came in to my mind. Next would be MINE – it sound so sweet kasi.

Question of the Week#40

Here’s Ms Yen’s QOTW for this week. Have fun and enjoy! Don’t forget to comment to the person above you or to other participants.

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1. What measures have you taken to cut back expenses?

  • Since Bb Julia’s here, higpit sinturon ever! As much as I wanted to go out malling since naka-leave ako the answer is a big NO!

2. Have you ever bought a book and used the receipt as a bookmark?

  • To be honest, I’m not fond of reading – but there was a time during Call Center days where I found myself so addict with one of the books my friend lend me. Sayang nakalimutan ko yung title ng author. Detective story kasi siya and you have to continue kasi my romance eh, hehehe!

3. Can you recall any traumatic, embarrassing or troubling events as a child thatyou still remember vividly? If so, care to share?

  • Traumatic nalang siguro i-share ko since embarrassing events are still happening, hehehe! I was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during Gulf War 1 & 2 (Sadam Hussein’s attempt to bomb Gulf countries). So everytime may sirene – that means it’s an alert na may scud missile, my Mommy used to hide me under a blanket kasi sabi may nuclear bomb daw and everything – since during that time the government can’t provide enough gas mask. We only have 2. And trauma rin ako sa flying planes nearby – yung tipong malapit lang sayo’t rinig na rinig mo yung sound na the plane is about to land kasi during that time, may bombing on the air to hit the scuds and there were fighter planes everywhere. Oh diba very traumatic? Upto now somehow may phobia parin ako sa sirenes.

4. What is the strangest question you have ever been asked at a job interview?

  • Hmmm… I always wonder why they kept on asking “Where do you see yourself a year from now?” – parang hinahamon ka kung magtatagal ka kaya sa companya? hehehe!

5. Does it make you uncomfortable if a woman is breastfeeding her baby in public?

  • Never! I’m breastfeeding right now and so damn proud of it! But here in Qatar, if mothers want to feed their babies they can go inside the WC or Prayer Room.

6. Do you know anyone who has an unpredictable temper? Who?

  • Ay naku, dami po! hehehe!

7. What did you have to learn “the hard way”?

  • Haay naku! Life gets harder as you grow older, so I guess it’s an endless task.

8. Have you ever been dishonest about the origin of a bruise?

  • Ay opo. Pero not me, a friend of mine. A friend of mine got into a scooter accident. Nasobrahan yung step nya sa gas so we bumped the gate na semento lang naman. I was at her back so nothing happened to me, pero yung friend ko yung tiny finger nya at yung ring finger nabalatan – we need to make up stories telling her parents na naipit siya sa likod ng FX pagsarado kasi for sure pagagalitan siya ng parents nya kasi nag adventure siya sa scooter eh and they didn’t know that they went over sa house namin to eat lunch since that time our prof was absent so we went home instead to get together.

9. Have you ever gotten any kind of envelope in the mail without the senders return address? Did you found out who it was from?

  • Not really a snail mail, somebody just gave it to me personally – a letter from an admirer na ka-subdivision namin.

10. It’s our 40th QOTW. I am giving away something. Can you tell me why should I give it to you? It’s just a little something to spice up this little Meme!

  • I don’t deserve the gift Ms Yen kasi di ko nasimulan yung QOTW :(