Kwentong Kengkay

Abril 7, 2014

It’s good to be good, nice to be nice — even on Facebook

Filed under: Kwentong Kengkay — kengkay @ 6:49 umaga
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Are you naughty or nice in Facebook?
You know, it’s not only during Christmas season that we are supposed to be nice to each other, with each other, around each other.
In my humble opinion, it would be a better world if we stay as nice as possible, every minute of the day, to each other.
And people, let’s start being nice in Facebook, most specifically.
Okay, I accept that there are times that some wall posts make Facebook a really strange and confusing world.
(I am being nice and skipping those not so pretty words to describe the angst and anger and alibis scattered around the walls.)
But you see, there are so many people in Facebook. Those people could just be anywhere in the world. Those people have their own lives, with an assortment of friends and families and jobs. Those people have their own hobbies, their own likes and dislikes, their very own world. And all of them use the same social media walls to to express, inform, vent.

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Marso 26, 2014

Compulsive Hoarder ka ba?

Filed under: Kwentong Kengkay — kengkay @ 5:33 umaga

There was a time I almost ended up a compulsive hoarder.

I really thought I was just a compulsive shopper.

It started with checking out all the offers in e-bay. I would end up snatching up those last minute auctions that go for an euro each. There would be baby items, clothes, shoes, bags, toys, books, whatever article I think would be useful at that time, though I also considered things that might be of use someday. When in truth, it was only a game of winning and yes, greed, too.

Not only that, I would also browse through the local newspapers browsing flea marketschedules. I would drag my husband for an early visit and I would end up with knick-knacks that I would end up using for a time or not at all.

I also checked out the newspaper inserts for possible freebies coming from people who are moving houses or doing spring cleaning or just getting rid of things. I am glad now that I wasn’t able to convince my husband to drive me to pick up furniture pieces and boxes of mysterious ‘pretty’ things.

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Pebrero 6, 2014

DIY: Treasures in a Jar

Filed under: Kwentong Kengkay — kengkay @ 9:36 umaga
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There are many ways to save and yet share your blessings and not just during special days. Let me tell you about what I call treasures in a jar.
It all started with my beloved parents- in-law. They used to have hundreds of jars in their cellar, not all of them empty.
You see, both of them loved marmalade. Both of them loved homemade marmalade most. And since they have a big garden filled with fruit-bearing trees, they used to get busy during summer time, making their very own fruity marmalade.
The end flavor would depend on the harvested fruit that summer. There would always be strawberry, peach, apple, plum, rhubarb, currants, blueberry, blackberry, cherries, etc. Most of the time, they would combine one or two or more flavors; sometimes they would add wine, too.
You would never know what to expect inside those marmalade jars, despite those simple white labels that mentioned the main ingredient. That is why we cannot wait to twist open the jar’s top to know the surprising ingredient or ingredients that made them something to look forward to.

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Enero 17, 2014

Uso pa ba ang New Year’s resolution?

Filed under: Kwentong Kengkay — kengkay @ 8:22 umaga
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Naalala ko nung bata pa ako, asa elementary yata ako nung naki-sali ako sa mga New Year’s resolution na yan. Kasi naman itong mga pinsan kong nakakatanda sa akin, talaga naming pinag-uusapan nila yan. Pinaghahandaan at pinag-iisipang mabuti. Hindi pa tapos ang taon, may lista na sila.

Ang mga drama nila ganito: Patingin nga ng listahan mo, pakopya nga ng New Year’s resolution mo, dagdagan mo pa ng ganito o kaya naman alisin mo na yan. Seryosohan talaga. E ako naman, ang gusto ko lang na New Year’s resolution ay madagdagan ang aking height, ano!

Tinutukso nila ako kasi hindi daw kasali yun sa resolution pero mayron daw paraan para mangyari ang aking wish list iyon bago pumasok ang bagong taon. Sabi nila tumalon daw ako sabay ng pagpasok ng bagong taon. Siyempre naman, ginawa ko din yon. Talaga naming tumalon ako ng pasimple kapag bagong taon. Kakahiya naman kapag nalaman ng mga tao na tumatalon ako kasi gusto kong tumangkad, ano. Ewan ko kung may nakapansin nun, hehehe. At iyong nakakatawang aksyon na iyon ay kasabay ng paglilista ko ng aking New Year’s resolutions.

Eh ano nga ba ang New Year’s resolution? Wish list ba iyon o promises to do better o nakikisabay lang sa fad? Depende siguro iyon sa pansariling paningin. O depende rin siguro sa iyong listahan. O depende na rin sa iyong mood. Ah basta, nung dating usong-uso ang New Year’s resolution, ang mga nangunguna sa listahan ay ang mga sumusunod: exercise more, diet or eat healthy, save money, stop smoking, drink less, travel to new places, at isama na dyan ang spend more time with family at spend less time in front of the television/in the mall, etc.

Siyempre hindi pa uso noon ang mga electronic items at kasama na dyan ang internet at social media. Sigurado ko kung uso pa ngayon ang New Year’s resolution ay may dagdag na dyan na spend less time using my e-gears and spend less time in social media.

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Disyembre 24, 2013

Maligayang Pasko!

Filed under: Kwentong Kengkay — kengkay @ 11:47 umaga
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Wishing everyone the best this Christmas season!

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