Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Plums in real life

My fascination with plums started way way waaaaay back since yesterday. Ooops. Yeah i wasn't really interested with them at all, save for yesterday when my itay came home with a whole plastic container filled with plums.

I have never seen a plum live,  have no idea how it tastes, its texture, and well, its existence; until yesterday. The only thing I knew about plums was its color - obviously, dark violet. kaboom.

Okay so today's lesson, biology. Or something like that. We will be disecting a plum, observing its properties (just the physical), and conducting some experiments (no not really).

Physical Properties

a. Color 
We got our work cut out for us. Answer with me y'all -- dark vio-- PLUM!

b. Skin texture
It's smooth, actually. The fruit is soft and smooth, like my skin whuuut. No, they're much like grapes, only softer. Like when you feel and squeeze it a tad bit too hard it'll burst. Its jelly-ish soft wrapped with smooth stretched skin.

c. Size and Shape
Ok this one's the easiest. Just look at the picture. But since I'm in the mood to be wordy and random, will describe more. It's like sinegwelas in shape, but twice to thrice larger. 

d. Fruit color and texture
Translucent yellow to yellow-green. As for the texture, imagine this: you have sago, the small kind like those found in taho / ginataang halo-halo. Then you smash them, and put them in a container where you'll solidify (not refrigerate!) the mixture. After solidification, take a bite at it. There. Texture, NOT the taste, people. If you can't imagine that, then just imagine eating grapes. Hihi. It's jelly, but its not smooth. Make grapes more textured and you'll have the plum texture. Texture texture texture. Its a mouthful.

e. Taste
Tastes like sinegwelas. If it's ripe. 
If its not, it tastes like kamias!
Agghhh the sour taste! Punishment for someone like me, who has a sweet tooth!

Chemical Properties

Sorry, I do not have the right lab equipments.

Nonetheless, Avocados will remain as my favorite fruit. Ripe mangoes are a close second.

I miss doing lab experiments (No I don't. I'm just a little bored). I should really get a job now. Must remain sharp (yeah right).

Thursday, August 18, 2011

All blessings are blessings

This past week has been a blessed week for me.

But the weeks before this, were heartbreaking.

Boyfriend's father suffered a mild stroke about 3 weeks ago. And dear bf couldn't sleep. He and his two sisters are here in Manila, while their mom and dad are in the province. It was difficult to not be able to do anything. And I was praying really hard that Dado (how we call bf's dad) gets better asap.

Bf's laptop one fine morning decided not to turn on. Yeah, this was about 3 weeks ago too. Files and research of his thesis for his master's, there. His students' exams and records, also there. Having no TV, all else (news, entertainment, updates, communication) are pretty much in there too. I couldn't be more helpless for bf. And I am praying that it gets fixed soon.

My laptop, about 2 weeks ago, also decided not to turn back on. Crazy. It just. felt. crazy. And I am praying that it gets fixed soon too.

Did I mention, that I am unemployed? Well, I'm not really bummed out about that. It just crossed my mind that if I had a job, then I would have been (and be) able to help bf with some financial issues. Bf, being the eldest, I can feel was stressing about all the things that are happening. But being the strong and totally funny and cool guy that he is, he is just taking everything in like it was just challenging his greatness (he is kinda crazy, he says he is a god. lol.).

But God, the One up there, is really the all powerful God. And I can't thank Him enough.

Not all of my prayers have been answered yet. The two laptops are still borken. But Dado is recovering well and I am grateful and thankful for that. Thank You Lord.

I have won two giveaways recently. Gifts are always a beautiful reminder of happy thoughts. And indeed these gifts make me happy. And I am grateful and thankful for that. Thank You Lord.

Bf is getting opportunities as a tutor, aside from him being an instructor. Extra cash is always welcome. I know that his schedule requires him to be a superhero, and thank God he is as strong as one. And on top of that, he still has time for me. And am grateful and thankful for that. Thank You Lord.

I just really want to thank God for giving me bf. He is the best. And I have no idea what I did right to deserve him. I am blessed, and I will forever be thankful and grateful for that. Thank You Lord.

I am not laptop-less. Because we still have our big laptop here at home that I can use for personal and business opportunities. And am grateful and thankful for that. Thank You Lord.

Speaking of business opportunities, God has blessed me. Just a week ago I posted this ad and miraculously, I already have two customers to date. I pray for more customers to come, but really the two customers are testament to God's loving and caring power. The extra cash is all very welcome. I can at least now treat bf to a nice dinner to reward and relax him from all the pressure that I know he is burdened with. Thank You Lord.

A lot of people say that God is overrated. Well, I am not here to convince you otherwise. But I am here to thank God for everything good that He has done for me. The problems I mentioned may be nothing to others, and I am sure that the blessings I mentioned are worth nothing to many. But they all mean everything to me right now. I am not usually like this, very vocal and maybe mushy, but I just feel so blessed. I can't contain it.  So blessed I've got to give it away (love that song). And the only way I can really give back right now is by thanking Him endlessly. Thank You Lord.

Thank You Lord.

Thank You Lord, its bf and I's 51st month together. Forevermore to come, please.
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