Friday, October 31, 2014

Dream: Lost in the City. The Hill.

Date of dream: October 31, 2014

The city.

I was driving on my way to Ayala.
I was coming from the south and had to take the highway route.

I remember that I had to take one left turn in order to reach my destination.
I just kept on driving and driving.
I still haven't seen the turn.

I decided to go back, maybe I had not noticed it.

Still driving.. and driving.. and driving.

But I still cannot see the turn.

That's when I realized I was lost.

I just kept on going on, hoping I could reach some place familiar.
Well, at that stage, I was not driving anymore - I was already walking.

I continued to walk.

I noticed a very small road, something only one person could enter.
Maybe that's why in my dream, I had to lose my car.

I decided to walk myself towards there.

I noticed that the road is going uphill.

Upon walking, I found it much "greener".
It seems just like what "probinsyas" would look like.

There was this part with a gate.
I tried getting myself in but it seems I am not allowed.

I continued walking up.. and up.

There was this unexplainable joy.

A feeling of peace.

Even if it seems I was the only person there, I was not lonely.

There were no worries.

I was secured.

That moment a thought came into me.

"Tell the Lord what you desire."

I then found myself speaking of all things I usually pray for.

I was speaking of my family, of world peace, of equality of men, women, rich and poor, and all other things I have not realized I may have secretly desired.

When I finished, I found myself on the very top of this mysterious hill.

I saw the whole city.

It seems I am on top of it all.

I am no longer lost.

I began walking downhill so I could go back to the city.

Suddenly, some inner voice tells me, "Do not forget."

I stopped before reaching the city grounds.

It's as if the feeling of getting back to reality suddenly struck me.

I want to turn around and go back to the hill.

I turned back.

And then...

I woke up.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Relationships: Is the One You are With THE ONE?

Is the person you are dating now the one you want to spend your lifetime with?
Or are you just playing around and try to see if things would work out?
How would you know if you should need to stop playing and start being serious?
I am not being a miss-know-it-all here or being Dr. Love but let me share to you a few points or questions of how I could say that my partner is the one.

Can you imagine waking up next to him/her every morning?
No makeup, messy hair, bad breath, morning glory and everything you try to hide from your partner on your dates shall no longer be a secret. That also goes with your partner as well - you get to see him/her on the same state.

Can you accept your partner despite all the criticisms from family and friends?
Your relationship can never please everyone. You will hear negative feedback from family and friends. The important thing is, you know for yourself that you know your partner better than they do so their comments won't affect how you see your partner.

Are you willing to forgive past faults and move on?
It is important to heal wounds by forgiveness. In a relationship, bringing up past mistakes means these matters aren't truly healed.

Will you still love and wait for your partner despite the distance?
One simple way to know if you can stand the distance is when your partner is not around, you are not out there looking for somebody else's attention.

Do you work together well?
As they always say, "Chemistry". You and your partner are able to work things out together just fine. When problems arise, you both work out to fix things, not worsen them.

Will you still love your partner when he/she grows old?
Growing old means wrinkles, white hair, losing teeth, loose skin, getting bald, etc. If you and your partner are truly in love, you would overlook all the physical "aging" stuffs.

Are you truly yourself when you're together?
You don't need to pretend to be someone else just to please your partner. If there is one thing I understood about love, it is about accepting someone for who and what they truly are.

Will you say "yes" if your partner asks for your hand?
Financial and other stuffs aside, what would you answer if your partner suddenly asks you if you want to marry him/her?

If most of your answers above is "YES", then HOORAY!
Guess you have found the ONE. ;)

But take note that each individual has their own standards for their "the one".
"The ONE" does not need to be perfect.
"The ONE" does not need to be your ideal guy or girl.

"The ONE" is just the person you feel that is the one truly meant for you and the one you want to spend the rest of your lifetime with.

Want to share something?
Please feel free to leave a message on the comments section.

Everything written on this article is based on personal experiences and observations. This article is highly opinionated and not based on any kind of "official" research and survey.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dream: The Scene. The Naughty Niece. The Hut.

A dream.

I was walking on a cemented ground and on my left side was the beach. It looks so beautiful, though the ocean really seems empty (no ship or boats).
The horizon was very clear and the color of the ocean was light blue (not the usual dark blue).

There were four people kneeling on the cemented ground - three adults and one boy. They were like laying some stuffs on the ground like dried fish and shells.

As I was walking, I noticed some puddles on the cemented ground. The water on those spots were really very beautiful and I could see the reflection of the sky and myself. I decided to take out my iPod Touch to post a picture in Instagram. At the same time, a thought came into me that I should just borrow my boyf's phone since it has a better cam.

Just when I was about to take a picture, a naughty little girl just appeared and begin pushing me into the water.

I was running away and she kept on chasing me. Later on I just realized this is my older brother's daughter.

While I was being chased, the cemented ground turns into this kind of shape - # (the lines are the cemented ground and the spaces are water pools - uhm. just imagine the rice field)

The ocean is no longer there but the change of setting did not really bothered me in my dream, because... well, it's a dream!

Until a saw a small two-storey nipa hut.
My Uncle was standing by the door.
(Note: He is the deceased stepfather of my brother)

I just said "Uncle ou!" pointing at my naughty niece who was chasing me.

I entered the nipa hut and my uncle hugged my niece, so she stopped chasing me. I just went upstairs where I saw my parents who were changing clothes because they would want to go for a swim.

And then I woke up.

Note: If any of you knows the interpretation of this dream, please leave a message on the comments section.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Society: Kinds of People You Meet While Riding a Jeepney

I remember the times I was new to riding a jeepney. I could not even understand what 13C, 62B, 04L stands for! I thought those were like organization or garage numbers.

Source: ChurvAYA

Now, it has become my primary means of transportation especially if the family car isn't available.

While riding a jeepney, I get to meet a lot of different people. Here are some of them.

The "I-Can't-Put-My-Phone-Down" Guy
These people are on their phones the whole ride! They could be texting, playing, or calling someone from the time they rode the jeepney until they get off.

The Spy
This is the kind of people who reads text messages of people beside them.

The "I-Don't-Care-If-You're-There" Girl
These are usually girls who don't care if they are already leaning on you as long as they sit comfortably while facing front.

The Music Lover
Earphones on. World off.

The Deaf
Hand them the fare and they'll pretend they can't hear you.

The Performers
They ride the jeepney saying they don't have ill intentions, then they start singing.

The Hangers
These people are really just the "kapyot" guys.

The Little Drummer Boy
These are music lovers who can't resist from hitting those imaginary drums.

The Sleepy-Heads
These are people who are asleep while riding the jeepney.

The Loud Crowd
This is a group of people who are having their loud chit-chats and laughs as if they are the only people inside.

The Criminal Minds
They have ill plans of taking someone else's belongings while inside the jeepney.

The Shawarma
Smells like shawarma.

These are just some of the people I get to see while riding a jeepney.

Have anything to add?
Feel free to drop a message on the comments section.


The Glued (added by April Christine Cuadra)
Those people who don't want to move on their spots even if there's an elderly person.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Food: Tuslob Buwa

There's a new craze in town: TUSLOB BUWA.

tuslob buwa
Tuslob Buwa experience during our barkada outing (2009).
Actually, tuslob buwa has already been around for years.
I even wished there'd be tuslob buwa businesses everywhere!
Now, I wish I never made that wish! -,-

I could still remember I posted one tuslob buwa post way back 2011.

Anyways, to be honest, I'm quite disappointed with my experience on one of these new tuslob buwa businesses.
They served us with pig brain and liver that is so dry!
And there are more liver than pig brain.
And it's also frustrating to see people saying they'll never have tuslob buwa again but they never really knew how to cook tuslob buwa.

I recalled some group who had three orders, cooked everything once, let it cool and eat. MYGHAD! That's NOT tuslob buwa.

So if you wanted to have a REAL TUSLOB BUWA experience, go to Pasil.

Well, if you want to have tuslob buwa in your own homes, here's what you need. (we used to do this every time we have outings and events)

* Pig Brain - We used to buy pig brains on Carbon for only Php10-Php20. I am not really sure how much it costs now that pig brains are in demand.
* Pig Liver - Just a really small amount to mix with the pig brain.
* Oil from Pork - This is still available in Carbon. This is to be used just like cooking oil.
* Marrow Bones - This will be used for the "soup". If not available, may use corn starch, knorr cubes and/or other seasonings.
* Seasonings (ie. soy sauce) - This includes seasonings to season the pig brain with. In our case, we often request the pig brain and liver already seasoned and we will get it the next day.
You may ask for instructions on how to do the cleaning and seasoning from the vendor just like what a couple of my friends did.

What to Prepare
* Small frying pan
* Hanging rice / puso
* Pot for the soup
* Tablespoon


  1. Pig brain and liver should already be seasoned.
  2. Boil the marrow bones ahead of time. (NOTE: Only the soup will be used) If there is no marrow bone, follow the steps below:
    a. Boil water.
    b. Put in some knorr cubes (beef).
    c. Add cornstarch.
    d. Mix until it's a little viscous.
  3. Once the pig brain and liver is ready, heat the frying pan.
  4. Add pork oil when frying pan is already hot enough.
  5. Put pig brain and liver on the frying pan using the tablespoon. How much to place depends on your preference.
  6. Add the soup using a ladle. How much to put depends on how much pig brain and liver you placed.
  7. Add seasonings based on your preference. As for us, we only add soy sauce. Some would add hipon. For those who want to add onions, you may put them before the pig brain and liver.
  8. Get some hanging rice, dip into the frying pan and eat.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Relationships: Why You Shouldn't Get Back Together

Any romantic relationship has its own ups and downs. Problems and challenges are also present and it's up to you to work together to overcome these trials.

But hey! How could you say you've had enough?
couple breakup
Source: SiOWfa12

Here are some reasons why you should never get back together.

Constant On's and Off's
Everytime one or both of you is mad, you decide to break up. And when you get back together, you know you'll just break up again.

One-sided Intentions
You or your partner decides to stay because it is beneficial for you or him/her. (ie., money, fame, you-know-what).

Same Mistake for the nth Time
You forgave your partner once. You forgave him/her again the second time for the same mistake. And now s/he has done it again for the third time.

Purely Title.. or Physical
You're just in a relationship by name. No emotions involved.

Quantity Over Quality
You just stayed in a relationship because you were together for a very long time.. even if the feeling has long left you.

Unhealthy Relationship
You and your partner are all fights and quarrels that both of you haven't grown up in your relationship.

Not Happy
Well, simple. The relationship isn't making you happy at all.

These are just some of the reasons why you should not get back together.

But hey! There are A LOT MORE reasons to stay if you really love the person.

So if you think your partner is worth all the hardships, why give up? ;)

Note: No official research has been done to authenticate this article. This is just based purely on personal experiences, observation and stories from other people. 
If you wish to add more reasons, please feel free to leave a message on the comments section.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Relationships: Why Am I Still Single

In a world filled with romantic movies, TV shows and books, almost everyone wants to experience being in a relationship. A lot wants to experience being in love and being loved in return. 

Yet, a lot of people still remain single.
Source: Gurl

Here are some reasons why some people are not committed to a relationship yet.

Waiting for a Movie-kind of Love Story
Some people are too dreamy. They  wanted their special someones and their love stories to be exactly the same with the one from the movies.

Crush Has Someone Else
Basically, some remain single because the ones they wanted to end up with is in a relationship with someone else.

The love of their lives can't see them anything more than really good friends.

"Unofficially Yours"
People just settle with the "fling"-thing. No commitments.

Not Over It
While some are excited to meet someone in the future, others are still looking back, wanting to relive the past.

In a Fictional Relationship
This is different from people waiting for their own movie love story. These people are so in love with their idols that they can't be committed to anybody else.

Silently Waiting
Some people remain single because they're waiting for that someone (who they don't even talk to) to notice them.

No Apple in the Eye... yet!
This may be the simplest reason. One does not like anyone as of the moment.

Or this could also be another of those simplest reasons - their special someones don't feel the same way for them.

Inlove with Fam and Friends
Who needs a boyf or a girlf if there is already too much love coming from family and friends!

Busy with School / Career
For the busy bees, there is just no more time for loveydovey.

Too Many Choices
Why stick with one when you can date them all?

Some people are afraid to be in a relationship maybe because they are afraid of getting hurt *again*.

These are just some of the reasons why people are single. 

And no, I'm not saying being single is a bad thing. 
In fact, there is NOTHING wrong with being single! 

One can always find happiness and love even if they are not with their significant others yet. And it is really important to be happy with oneself rather than depending one's happiness on others.

So yay! Be happy! Enjoy the single life! Don't rush love because they'll come in God's time. And when that happens, stay happy and in love! ;)

Note: No official research has been done to authenticate this article. This is just based purely on personal experiences, observation and stories from other people.
If you wish to add more reasons, please feel free to leave a message on the comments section.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Update: New Name, New Theme.

Hi guys!

So I have decided to be active in blogging *again*!

I'll be posting livelier posts now.
I have also changed the name from time waits for no one.. to Ayisharu [dot] Com. (but I'll probably change it again, without the "[dot] Com")

I have also changed the theme into a lighter one.
The theme is temporary and will be changed once my SO has already finished the template.

SO there. ;)

Monday, April 7, 2014


Along the ridges of the abyss of depression, I wander.
I was curious about the reason of how love really works.

To be selfish of you will make you hate myself, hurt beyond repair.
To let go of you will take me down to my deepest self, and will hurt myself even more.

As I look down into the depths of my heart, I see you.

With everything and any decision I created and planned, I only end up with my heart ripped into half..

So in this moment I take three deep breaths and lean forward.
Falling into the depths of my sorrow.

I closed my eyes to avoid seeing you.
Regretting the decision of being loved by you.

Creating a beautiful story of my life with you in it, is a privilege and a gift.
But to see it broken.. to see it fade is hopelessly lonely.

I am on the ground.
I see myself in pieces.
I'm tired.
Tired of gathering everything to make it whole again.

I'm mad now.. not at you.. but at myself.
I did not love myself, I was selfless of giving you my life.

Say that I'm stubborn, I don't care.
When you said the reasons why you don't want me anymore, you let me look at your cheeks and see the tears run down on it.

I'm a fool.

A fool for believing that reason you left is you need time for yourself.

by: Krizan Mediodia

The Rain

We were talking about the rain.

When does it pour.
What does it come with.
How is it difficult when you are under the rain.

 I said, when it rains, I will hold you under my umbrella.
And lift us up above the clouds, so you will be safe.

But you said, it would be better to stay under the rain without the umbrella.
You let me hold you and endure the pouring of the rain and coldness of a breeze.

I realized that time that to endure is better than to escape.

But now..

Now, look at you!! Escaping from the rain. . .

by : Kriszan Mediodia