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Baby steps

PLV flat from Muito Fina

Ooo it’s been hard to get started again, so I won’t overthink this and just do (sort of like my yoga which I am loving, but it is a PAIN to motivate to get to the studio).

So, got these today on sale.  Nice no? And they’ve got an internal heel so hopefully it won’t be such a pain walking to work.

I think I am really good at finding things at a discount…too much internet time kasi.

Happy 2009. Didn’t last year go fast?

So if I go to do the yoga today

I will have gone 9 times in the last 2 weeks.  A few times I have thought twice about going, but I’ve gotten to convincing myself I will be happy I forced myself to go once I am in the studio.  And I am.

You see its too hard to do anything more than try to breathe, do the poses, and not drink water.  So all the annoyances and worries are ignored for an hour and a half.

Oh wow

I am not even a citizen, but I do pay taxes. So it was a nervous thing to not be able to vote and have a say. But when Barack Obama  won I felt like it was the Edsa revolution, when people were in the streets and there was all that pride and possibility.

(Well, you know what came after…but) this now is really breathtaking.

Almost 30 years ago(!)

SSA Bacolod 1979, if you click on the photo you’ll see where I am

Labas ang tutuong kulay

I know it’s so glamrock but I wanna watch.


Friday, J and I decided to play hooky and get a headstart on the Labor Day sales so we headed off to the Vacaville outlet stores. J was particularly interested in checking out the Burberry outlet store (their suits fit him perfectly, but he is a 40L and for some reason there are hardly any of this size suits on sale…) and I was looking for a jacket to replace my Nice Collective Holey Armpit jacket. You see, I just realized that in most of my photos I am wearing this…and it really is battered.

We left SF at around lunchtime so we decided to pass by Vallejo to get some lunch. And I saw online that Sonoma Blvd had a lot of pinoy places so we headed there and ended up at Goldilocks for lunch. Not my first choice but apparently I had chosen a place that closed and was now a mattress store or something like that. So Goldilocks it was, and they had a portion of the restaurant as Ongpin express and we had the 2-ulam meals (bistek, kare kare, lechon paksiw, lumpia) but the highlight of this meal was the platter of chicharon bulaklak we ordered as an afterthought. Vein chilling joy.

Truthfully, I don’t think outlet shopping gives me the thrill I imagined it would. After going around the entire place I left with 2 lightweight jackets ($25 each) and 2 dresses (grey and black, both for about $30) from the Gap. You know, I think I am getting a renewed fondness for this shop, they just have the generics I like.

Oh and a bag of pretzels and maui-onion-horseradish dip that we ate while sipping some gatorade sitting on the grass in a hidden shady place we discovered, while we waited for our hothothot car seats to cool down.

Going back, as I saw the fog rolling in to cover us, I felt like cheering.

P.S. We reheated the chicharon in the oven 3 days after, and it’s still goodgood.

Sisterly shoe memories.

Funny how we ended up with these 2 posts.  One written by me 3 years ago, and now this from the little sister (well, younger sister, because we aren’t little anymore…)

You know you’re getting old when

an old highschool classmate tells you “Wow, you haven’t aged a bit!!!”  :S

Well, I do feel it, this aging thing.

This year I’ve been to

  • podiatrist – for flat feet, and plantar fasciitis, and I learned I had an extra bone in my foot
  • chiropractor – arm pain, from muscles clenching and stress
  • dentist – to have a tooth taken out, tooth planing (to avert the dreaded gingivitis), and 2 more teeth to be taken out this Thursday…(Imagine, I have only 1 molar left!!!)
  • ob/gyn – high point of the exam being “Mai, so you’re turning 35, do you plan on having kids?”. She was very nice though, and agreed that not every person is meant to be a parent.
  • eye doctor – yearly glasses update

Grabe, if I were a car I’d be due for a major overhaul.

Although I attribute a lot of this to carelessness and lack of exercise. To think, the YMCA is just a few blocks away, and J and I make it seem like it is such a pain to go…hay.

It’s a bit embarrasing to admit…

but I cannot ride a bike.  But thankfully, SF being the bike-loving city it is, the local bike coalition offers classes for adults.  So!… in October, I get to learn yoohoo!!! It’s actually a senior’s only class, but I emailed to ask if I could join and they said ok.  At least I won’t feel like the oldest person in the group who can’t bike har har har.

Message of Fear

Fatal error: Call to undefined function register_sidebar() in /home/spacemai/public_html/wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php on line 31

You know that sinking feeling in your gut, well I got it with an extra dose of regret when I tried upgrading my WordPress installation to version 2.5.1 without backing up and got that on my screen…

Thankfully there was really helpful lady on who helped and told me there was a conflict between the latest WordPress install and K2, my template.

In the end I found that it was a plugin called Disable WordPress Widgets, that I used in conjunction with the K2 template, that caused it.

So if you use K2 and this happens — just bypass your dashboard and go to and disable the plugin.  Or go via ftp and rename the plugin file.  That should solve things, if you’re lucky (like me)

BTW there’s an updated K2 V6 that works with WP 2.5.1