Monday, April 27, 2009

The Mega Meme

I'm back in Manila!

Last week's trip was absolutely enjoyable both work and non-work. I can hardly wait to share my photos and stories! The only thing stopping me is jetlag... My body clock's all screwed up that I end up resembling a Tarsier at 3:00 AM.

Until I get my head straightened out, I'm too zombified to write anything of use.

Flying KLM

But the 14 hour flight was a great opportunity to finish all the meme's I've received the past couple of months. To those who tagged me, I apologize for taking this long. I'm keeping my promise that I will never miss/overlook a tag.

For those who are interested to know more about me... read on for the Mega Meme. Otherwise, wait for my upcoming post.

Weemee Do Zombie Chicken
Zombie Chicken Award

"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all..."

My thanks goes to Alice Teh for recognizing me with a rather unique and adorable blog award. I love it! I shall now forward this over to the next worthy Zombie Chicken magnets:

1. An Ardent Cosmic Journey
2. Kumareng Grace
3. Oodles of Goodles
4. Buhay Bahay-bahayan
5. Embracing Everyday

But before you check these sites, take a couple of minutes to check out my favorite Zombie Song! It's so catchy it's deadly!

Weemee Do Kreative blogger
7 Things Kreative Award

I'm very honored to be awarded by Little Ms. Firefly. She runs a beautiful journal of a Filipina living in Ireland, married to a kind and loving Irish man.

The rule of the game is to list 7 Things I Love, and then pass it on to & Blogs I Love.

I love:
1. to twiddle the corners of my pillow with my fingers when I am about to sleep
2. to eat a pizza backwards so my finale is always the best part
3. to peel the labels off of the beer bottle that I'm drinking
4. to listen to Garandee complain. It sounds cute.
5. to see Garandee cringe whenever I pull off the cuticles from my nails
6. to eat the stuff Garandee sets aside on her plate
7. Garandee (of course!)

Weemee Do Nenos Award
Neno's Award

I was surprised to get an award from my new friend, HalfCrazy. She has one of the most adorable blogs out there. It's always interesting to see the world through the eyes of such a bright and active young lady.

The aims of this award:
• As a dedication for those who love blogging activity and love to encourage friendships through blogging.
• To seek the reasons why we all love blogging!
• Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it (I failed miserably here. LOL)
• Don’t forget to mention the person who gives you the award.
• Answer the award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging.
• Tag and distribute the award to as many people as you like.
• Don’t forget to notify the award receivers and put their links in your post.

I realized it was time to start blogging after a passing bird dropped its egg on my car’s windshield. I had no expectations when I started Balut & Natto, so I was quite surprised that it took off the way it did.
After 7 months, and 75 posts, I am now asked to write why I love blogging.

I love blogging because:
• I get to share and tell stories and conversations that I would just otherwise eventually forget and fall into limbo
• I get to meet new and interesting people
• I get very excited to find people actually return to my blog regularly
• I get even more excited when my readers share their comments and feedback

That's about it! And no, I don't blog for money. :)

Weemee Do 100 truths
100 Truths Tag

I've seen this lengthy tag go around some of the blogs I've visited. I was thinking "Wow, doing this must feel like populating a VISA Application". Well lo and behold, I finally got tagged by my new friend Mabel. I am delighted to share my 100 truths for all of you!

001. Real Name: It’s revealed in one of the posts in my blog. Well, sort of… If you’re clever you’ll find my first name!
002. Nickname(s): DO!
003. Age: 33
004. Horoscope: Gemini
005. Male or Female: Male
008. High School: La Salle
009. College School: La Salle
010. Hair color: Black
011. Long or Short: kinda long
012. Loud or Quiet: Rowdy
013. Sweats or Jeans: Jeans, torn ones
014. Phone or Camera: Camera
015. Health Freak: Not by choice
016. Drink or Smoke: Eat
017. Do you have a crush on someone: Nope
018. Eat or Drink: Sleep
019. Piercings: I once pierced my gums when I was chewing. Does that count?
020. Tattoos: Nope
021. Social or Anti-Social: Social
022. Righty or lefty: Righty

023. First piercing: Nope
024. First relationship: Prehistoric
025. First Best Friend: My cuz
026. First Award: Loyalty Award at school. They couldn’t get rid of me.
027. First Kiss: Bleeechhhh!
028. First Pet: Dog
029. First Big Vacation: USA
030. First Love at first sight: Mom’s Blueberry Cheesecake
031. First Big Birthday: When I turned 1
032. First Surgery: None
033. First sport you joined: baby crib gymnastics

This or That
034. Orange or Apple juice: Apple Juice
035. Rock or Rap: Rock
036. Country or Screamo: Country
037. NSYNC or Backstreet boys: Masculados
038. Britney spears or Christina Aguilera: Jolina
039. Night or Day: Night
040. Sun or Moon: Moon
041. TV or Internet: Internet
042. Playstation or xbox: Playstation
043. Kiss or hug: Kiss
044. Iguana or turtle: Iguana
045. Spider or bee: Spider
046. Fall or spring: Spring
047. Limewire or iTunes: Torrent
048. Soccer or baseball: Soccer

049. Eating: Yeah, microwaved airline food.
050. Drinking: champagne
051. Excitement level: Normal
052. I’m about to: catch some Z’s
053. Listening to: airline music
054. Plan for today: survive the loooong flight
055. Waiting for: the time I settle my feet back on the ground and kiss the floor.
056. Energy Level: Low
057. Thinking of someone: My Garandee

Your Future
058. Want kids: Of course
059. Want to get married: Already tied the knot. Touch move.
060. When: 11/11/2008
061. How many kids do you want: Max 2
062. Any name on the mind: GODIVA
063. What did you want to be when you were little: Rock star! LOL
064. Careers in mind: Film Director
065. Mellow future or wild: Wild
066. Something you would never try: Natto, but I failed miserably.
067. When do you want to die: sometime in the 32nd Century

Which is better in the boy/girl you like?
068. Lips or Eyes: Eyes
069. Romantic or Funny: Funny
070. Shorter or Taller: Shorter
071. Protective or Caring: Caring
072. Romantic or Spontaneous: Spontaneous
073. Nice Stomach or Nice Arms: Nice stomach
074. Sensitive or Loud: Sensitive
075. Hook-up or Relationship: Relationship
076. Trouble Maker or Hesitant: Trouble Maker
077. Muscular or normal: Normal

Have you ever
078. Kissed a stranger: Ha! Maybe.
079. Broken a bone: Nope
080. Lost glasses or contacts: Nope. 20/20
081. Ran away from home: Yes, to chase an Ice cream vendor
082. Held a gun/knife for self defense: Nope, just a banana
083. Killed somebody: A lot. In video games. Mostly aliens.
084. Broken someone’s heart: Unfortunately
085. Had your heart broken: Yeah. Thanks to karma.
086. Been arrested: A lot. In GTA IV.
087. Cried when someone died: No
088. Liked a friend more than a friend: Maybe

Do you believe in
089. Yourself: Yes
090. Miracles: Yes
091. Love at first sight: Nope
092. Heaven: Yes
093. Santa Claus: Nope. He always gave me the wrong toy.
094. Tooth Fairy: No
095. Kiss in the first date: No
096. Angels: Yes

Answer Truthfully
097. Is there 1 person you want to be with right now?: Yes
098. Are you seriously happy with where you’re in life now?: Yes
099. Do you believe in God?: Definitely
100. Post as 100 truths and tag 10 people.

Phew! That was a long one, but it sure was fun to do!

This Mega Meme is open to everyone, so please feel free to tag yourself with any of the ones posted above. If you decide to do a meme, please leave a comment. I'd love to hop over to your blog to check it out.

Garandee mode:
Garando!! You must drive me to work early... Fight your jetlag!


Leamsi said...

weeh! first commenter.

welcome back to blogosphere. anyhows, this grand meme is really a long one. i hope i can do any one of those coz i have to admit, i'm not good with tags. hopefully one of these days i'll do one.

how is garandee? she sure missed you so much! =)

Alice said...

Glad you like the Zombie Chicken award, Garando! I definitely enjoyed the video. LOL!

jeanny said...

Welcome back Mr. G Wow mega meme nga yan hehehe!

Ano pasalubong mo kay Mrs. G :)

Chyng said...

Wow welcome home!
Is your SLR a Canon?

kg said...

hope you had a safe trip home garando! how was the trip?

thank so much for the award! it's so unique ano? crazy but funny! i'm honored to be given such an award! thanks friend!

grand meme talaga. inubos ma ata naipon mo na meme. i also have that 100 list meme, pero nakapending pa! he! he! have to post that soon.

glad you're back garando! pasalubong ko? :)

Hogi said...

Welcome back, Garando! Hahaha, can't wait for your blog entry about your trip.
Hahaha, I also eat pizza backwards so I don't end up eating the crust last... except when it's Cheesy crust pizza.
Wow, I'm a Lasallian too! =)

mordsith said...

welcome back! :)

by the way, godiva is a nice name! :)

Rico said...

Welcome back! I can't wait for the pics. That's why I like visiting sites, to have a tour of some place and hear stories.
Thanks for the award too! It's the first.

Missy said...

Welcome back Garando! And again, congratulation for the numerous awards you received!!! I can't wait to see your other photos from your trip.

witsandnuts said...

Welcome back!

I laughed out for these:

*NSYNC or Backstreet boys: Masculados

*Britney spears or Christina Aguilera: Jolina

*Limewire or iTunes: Torrent

Unknown said...

Welcome back!
And congratulations on having patience to answer those 100 (ok, 99) questions. I didn't have even patience to read all of those :P
You're really a fighter :)
Now you just have to beat the jetlag!

escape said...

i too count this blog creative because you have your own icon. quite unique.

twishinky said...

welcome back... do i smell qilbasa sausage? haha. Glad you got home safely; try not sforcing yourself awake for 24 hours flat, but make sure that the 24th hour is during the correct sleeping time here... that cures jetlag like anything!

On the flipside, though, if the caffeine goes overboard... patay! :)

Love your mega meme's, tummy hurts from laughing too much now!

glenda said...

Wohoho! Finally reading your blog. Can't wait to see your beautiful pics of Warsaw.

Thanks so much for the Zombie Chicken Award - (my son loves to play zombie and chicken is his favorite ulam yahaha!).

Man, that mega meme is a MEGA MEME. But it's a good one since we got to know you better (trouble maker - aha!).

sheng said...

Coolness, i'll grab that meme! I love it...

Glad to know you're back!

Jules said...

Welcome back.....hehehe..
Anoh,nsan na ang mga pics?Ang tagal nman,joke,hahaha
Cge pahinga ka muna..;D

Unknown said...

Welcome back friend..;D
Can't wait to see your pics..;D

Dennis Villegas said...

Welcome back, Garando! We missed you!

Oh I have now learned more than 100 things about you...We have so many things in common hehehe.

Will await for your fantastic pictures!

cpsanti said...

now that's what i call an all-in-one meme. hahaha! otsukaresama garando! ;-)

p.s. love love the term zombiefied ;-) wahahaha!

caryn said...

heehee. will be waiting for your pics! ;-) have a good rest ;-)

Midge said...

Love the word zombified!

And hey, I snagged your 100 truths meme - but it's on my Multiply blog rather than my food blog. Oks lang?

mabel said...

It's a Mega Meme indeed!

Gigi said...

Oooh, NICE photos! I just added you to my Flickr contacts... Welcome back by the way! Where did you go? I'm assuming you went somewhere in Europe? Do share more pics and stories please :D

The Pope said...

Wow super "mega meme" nga, grabeh, but it just prove one thing that people love to pamper you with souvenir tags/awards.

I found your site through my good friend Nebz, and honestly I found it amusing and its a pleasure to have you in my blog roll.

Happy holidays, a blessed evening and happy Mother's Day to Mrs. G.

Garando said...

Thank you! She was eagerly waiting for her cups and souvenirs that's for sure! :D

Alice Teh:
Yeah, it was the coolest and the most unique award ever!

I brought her the Polish cups she soooo wanted and a lot of cheese and sausages. LOL! Tataba nanaman kami nito... tsk tsk.

Thanks! We use a Nikon. I think I like a Canon better though...

You're most welcome! Pasalubong ko sayo... pictures! LOL!
When I was doing the meme's on the plane nanonood yung katabi ko. Na curious yata nung nakita nya yung NSYNC or Backstreet Boys. :D

I love stuffed crust pizza too! That's the only time I eat a pizza properly. LOL.
Cool, Animo LS! :D

Thanks! I wrote that name down when the FA offered me some Godiva chocolates. hehe.. I wonder if those chocolates were named after "Govinda"?

You're most welcome! Was quite busy so didn't have time yet to pick from the hundreds of photos I took. But I will do my best to post it soon. :D

Thank you! Ok, will post it soon!

Thank you! That's what happens when I lack sleep. :D

True true! Took me awhile to finish those 100 questions, but I nailed it eventually.

The donG:
Thank you! But deserves the credit though. You can even create your own! Check it out. ;)

Thanks for the tip! Jetlag's always worse when I come home from a trip. At least for me. Took me close to a week to recover... :(

LOL! I used to play zombie a lot when I was a kid too. I bit mom on the neck once, she wasn't too happy about it.
Garandee's a genuine "trouble maker", what more can I say? Ang kulit eh! :D

Thank you Sheng! :)

LOL! Oo nga eh, medyo busy kase pag balik ko ang daming baon na trabaho. I'll do my best to finish the post soon!

Thank you!

Dennis Villegas:
Thanks! Talaga? San tayo nag match, sa "Trouble Maker" ba? hehe ;D

Tadaima! Duomo Arigato! :) I call myself "zombified" a lot whenever I come to work too early in the morning.

Thanks! :D

Cool! i'll go check out your 100 truths shortly!

Megalicious! :D

OK sure! I'll share some more stuff soon. Sorry got too busy dami ko kaseng baon na work when I got back. phew!

The Pope:
Wow! Thanks for the feedback and adding me to your blogroll! welcome to Balut & Natto, Garandee and I don't have any kids yet, but she's a happy mother of two healthy little pimples as of the moment. :D