Month: June 2013

Mike Unson and His Kind of Comedy

Nowadays, when you say comedy, you think of Vice Ganda. I am so anti-Vice Ganda. I don’t find him funny. I find him insulting and shallow. He uses other people and makes fun of them to be an effective comedian. This is why I hardly watch Gandang Gabi Vice. I overheard somewhere before, ‘Mula ng mauso si Vice Ganda, wala ng matino ng kausap sa Pilipinas‘. Agreed. I met Mike Unson sometime in April of this year in El Pueblo, Ortigas. I didn’t know it was him, until during the latter part of the meeting, he gave a sample of his set. He is funny. Dude, I was hysterically laughing. I told my husband that I love how sarcastic he delivers his jokes. How witty and smart his punchlines are.  One of my favorites is about why there were no serial killers in the Philippines. Imagine living with your parents (by the way, Mike is 36 and is, according to him, still living with his parents), taking home a dead girl’s body and putting it …

Love Coupons

Jeff is used to me giving him surprises of all sorts. I once threw a surprise birthday party for him on his 26th birthday. So today, I’ve thought of something special. I will give him a long-term, planned list of gifts. Here’s one of the many things a wife, husband, girlfriend, or boyfriend can do. I got the idea from the coupons and vouchers craze today. I’ve bought Jeff coupons for his Titan special a few times already. So why not give him a coupon that he can claim from me? I googled it, and apparently, many people do it.  I tried looking for a template but it was eating up my time. So I just used my Phoster app in my iPad. At first, I just thought of making 14 vouchers, but I enjoyed it and ended up making 24. First, I thought of the things that he likes having the most — shoes, haircut, massage, and eating anywhere. Second, I thought of the things that I want to do for him — cook, …

Faith and Umbrella

It’s been a few days since I wrote my blog on PCOS. I feel overwhelmed that friends and family are actually sending me personal messages of comforting words. Some were sharing their personal experiences and battles on PCOS and other reproductive health related stories. I feel blessed. I feel that I am not alone in this. One story that touched my heart greatly was shared to me over private messages on Facebook by my friend, M. I’ve known her since 2006 when we both worked in Ortigas. She’s been with her boyfriend for almost 10 years already, and they’ve recently been engaged. A few months ago, she got pregnant. It was a joyful day. Two months later, it was discovered that it was a blighted ovum. In layman’s term, the baby didn’t fully develop. Or bugok in Tagalog. She’s the third person I know who went through the same thing this year alone. I did some reading and according to the American Pregnancy Association, a blighted ovum is the cause of about 50% of first trimester …