Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Soul

my favorite song and my theme song of my life's journey here in KSA after two years

New Soul - Yael Naim

I'm a new soul,I came to this strange world,Hoping I could learn a bit about how to give and take.But since I came here,Felt the joy and the fear,Finding myself making every possible mistake.La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la...La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la...

I'm a young soul,In this very strange world,Hoping I could learn a bit about what is true and fake.But why all this hate?Try to communicate.Finding trust and love is not always easy to make.La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la...La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la...

This is a happy end,'Cause you don't understand,Everything you have done.Why's everything so wrong?This is a happy end,Come and give me your hand,I'll take your far away.

I'm a new soul,I came to this strange world,Hoping I could learn a bit about how to give and take.But since I came here,Felt the joy and the fear,Finding myself making every possible mistake.

The new soul,In this very strange world,Possible mistakes, possible mistakes,Every possible mistakes,Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes,Mistakes.yo

Friday, March 27, 2009

Espasol and booger factory

Here in the kingdom the weather is very different from the place where i came from. There is no typhoon here nor rain but if there is rain it happened only once a year for one hour or so.Rain or shine umbrella here is useless, yes even sunny days umbrella is not part of the arabs life because for my two years of stay here i never saw an arab use an umbrella even the expats.

But here in the kingdom there is one special weather which i called the espasol and that is the sandstorm.Why espasol?espasol is a native deli made from glutinous rice and coconut and rolled in toasted flour and because during sandstorm if you stay outside of your dwelling your body or your face will be covered by dust a resemblance of espasol lol.If you dont use any mask your nose will become the booger factory lol.Now it is clear for me the function of the head dress of the arabs which they called the ghutrah or the keffiyeh where they used it to cover their nose as well as the entire face.The ghutrah is now famous part of the fashion statement in the Philippines.But here to use that is a big no-no for non arabs they will be angry for not respecting their national costume.Kaya ako sa pinas ko na lang gamitin yang ghutrah gawin ko pang sarong habang nasa dagat ako lol

Monday, March 23, 2009


Blame it to the weather from unpredictable temperature here in the desert made me sick.I called this phenomenon "the weather transition syndrome" from winter to summer lol .

Im having bouts of flu today but dont you worry i can manage and handle this.Thanks God i found my superhero and my best buddy in times like this yes, presenting Super V to the rescue lol Vicks is the name.
The best in cold relief,decongest the nose and coughing but im not satisfied if i dont taste and eat Super V lol i love the taste cool,bitter and minty although it is used externally and it is stated on the precaution not to swallow but it is harmless.Just in moderation lol.Im addicted to you Super V.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Two years in Saudi Arabia

Today is a very special day again for me here in Saudi Arabia because today I'm celebrating my second year of staying and working here.This is the day that Saudi Arabia welcomes me.

To understand more what Saudi Arabia is,please feel free to watch the video that i got from youtube.Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


This is another wow mali or should i say yari ka episode that happened to me and my friends again here in the desert.I almost forget to share it to all of you until i scan some photos on my phone and gotcha i got it and it reminds me of what happened that time upon looking at the picture.It occured almost three weeks from now.This is the story.

One of my friend was rushed to the hospital.Nahimatay sya habang nasa trabaho hindi nila alam kung ano ang dahilan.From a series of medical test done by Arab doctors he was diagnosed with Pleural effusion in short tubig sa baga(same with the title posted by Pajay) and he needs a minor operation just to remove the water and from my research with the help of wiki heres little info about it

Pleural effusion is caused when the fluid that lubricates the lungs and the lining of the lungs accumulates in excess. There are a couple reasons this might happen.

1) The most common cause is from Left Ventricular Failure. The heart can't pump all the fluid out of the heart and it eventually backs up into the lungs and pushes its way out the very leaky capillaries into this space.

2) The second reason could be from a type of lung disease such as cancer, pneumonia, or TB. Some common clinical manifestations are: Shortness of breath, chest pain (sharp and gets worse when breathing deep or coughing), cough, hiccups, and rapid breathing.

The case of my friend its with the second reason its pneumonia .The news spread that fast and everyone among his circle of friends were informed.Indeed it is so difficult to be sicked and away from your family.Walang mag aalaga.Thats why my friends decided to launch"operation caregiver"remember the movie of Sharon Cuneta?something like that lol.

The rule is kung sino ang bakante sa work or day-off sya ang magbabantay kasi sabi ng doctor he will stay for almost three weeks daw pero mga one and a half weeks lang nakaalis na sya sa hospital

Me and my other three friends went to the hospital after my work ,on the second day upon his admission to the hospital.The two already visited the patient on the first day so they knew already what floor and the room.We arrived late prior to the visiting hours for the patient.
We are so lucky walang gwardiya kaya mabilis kaming pumasok at sumakay ng elavator.Dumiretso agad kami sa kwarto niya.Busy lahat ang mga nurse at ibang staff.
Sa kwarto na kami at that time also sinabi ng isang kaibigan namin na umaga ng araw na iyon ay ginawa ang operasyon sa kanya.Nakatakip ang mukha nya pati na ang katawan at mahimbing ang pagkakatulog.Sya lang ang tao sa kwarto.
Me:wow ang daming pagkain (habang binubuksan ang isang box)sosyal naman ang nagbigay nito cakes from suisse pastry.Makunan nga ng picture bago makain kasi hindi naman sya makakain eh(ang picture ay yong nasa itaas)
Friend 1:oo nga masarap nga at marami ah 4 boxes lahat.
Me:nakakahiya naman kelangan magpaalam tayo sa kanya hindi naman bigay sa atin.(kaya binalik ko at inayos ang mga boxes pati na rin ung dala namin na doughnut)
Friend 2:Oi sya ba talaga yan
Friend 3:oo sya yan kahapon pumunta kami dito.Ang tsinelas sa kanya yan
Me:oo nga bakit parang lumiit sya
Friend 1:nakabaluktot lang ang katawan nya kaya mukhang maliit, sya yan.( habang inaayos nya ang kama at ibang mga gamit ng pasyente.
Tulog pa rin ang pasyente hanggang sa dumating ang nurse .Para matigil ang pagtatalo nagtanong ako sa nurse.Ang nurse ay isang chinese kasama ang isang lalaking indonesian na nurse din.
Me:My friend is the patient here is a Filipino?
Nurse:No not a Filipino,he is Saudi.
Me:really where is the Filipino?
Friend 123:Ano?.(tawanan)
Nurse:The Filipino is on the other room.
Me:nakakahiya nagbabantay tayo ng hindi naman natin kilala lol
Friend 1:Buti hindi mo pa kinain ung cake lol
Sabay-sabay kaming lahat umalis at nag sorry sa nurse habang tumatawa din.Sakabilang kwarto andoon ung kaibigan namin gising na gising at di makatulog dahil sa sakit.Tinanong nya kami bakit daw ang tagal namin.Nagtatawanan lahat dahil na wow mali kami.

Saturday, March 14, 2009




This post is for my support to spread the news posted and iniated by Mr. Kenj of thoughtskoto and the leader of the ka-blogs.

Mga kabayan,kapamilya at kapuso if you want to help you can read the full details by following this link http://jbsolis.blogspot.com/2009/03/honest-plead-project-help-twitch.html

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dental 101

I dont have any plans to visit and have an appointment with my dentist here in the desert but little accident do happened on my tooth, blame it to too much eating and forcefully grinding nagaraya cracker nuts one of my favorite,it destroyed the dental filling of my tooth ayon nakain ko na yata.
Emergency!!! it needs to be fix right away and i phoned my dentist and the receptionist answered my call and i looked for the Pinay dentist,sad to say she informed me that she is on her vacation leave.Since i need it badly she referred me to the other dentist that is available on my free time and the lady dentist is an Indian.Im a little bit lucky i set my appointment the following day and it so happen it was again my day-off.
At the clinic i noticed the new dental chair obviously pinoy ang may ari nito kasi nakabalot pa ng plastic lol ayaw maluma agad lalo na nasa bakasyon sya.This is my first time that a foreigner performed a dental services on me and most of my dental operation from braces when i was 12 and my four wisdom teeth extraction when i was 20 were all done by pinoys.Iba pa rin talaga kapag kabayan mo ang gumawa tiwala ka at satisfied ka.Madali kayo magkaintindihan.Language barrier?i don't think so kasi english naman gamit nya maybe its accent barrier heres how?
me:(ang narinig ko kshhh ang pagkakaintidi ko tinatanong nya ako kung ano case)ah my case tooth filling
dentist:noH!noH mehni
me:(ang pagkakaintindi ko tinatanong nya ako kung marami)only one
dentist:noH!noH FULUS FULUS
me:(kung hindi pa inarabic hindi ko maintindihan FULUS ay pera)ah you are asking me if I'm goin to pay in CASH!MONEY yes!yes!yes i will pay you in cash because my insurance card is not yet with me right now,how much?
dentist:warn hrrundered arfterr derscount
me:ah okay one hundred after discount okay.sorry
I had a great time then so funny.lol my tooth is now okay and ready to eat again nagaraya lol.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Good bye Francis M.

Today is a sad friday for me upon knowing the news aired via Pinoy Tv that one of my idol yes im a big fan of him,Francis Magalona died friday at Medical City in Pasig City,Philippines at 12:00 noon at the age of 44.

According to the news Magalona succumbed to multiple organ failure “secondary to severe sepsis and secondary to pneumonia,”

My prayers for you and you will always be part of my kaleidoscope world.Thank you for the music and the spirit of being makabayan in you.

You can visit his blog at www.francismagalona.multiply.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Its a bird!!! Its a plane!!!

the conversation of my friend via yahoo messenger:

Friend:kelan bakasyon mo sa pinas?
Me: ako ang bakasyon ko, maybe this coming April or May.Why?
Friend:wow malapit na exciting!!!hindi ka ba natatakot sumakay ngayon sa eroplano,kasi ang daming mga aksidente ngayon sa eroplano hindi kaya effect yan ng global warming lol at karamihan daw ng mga eroplano from middle east ay target ngayon ng mga terorista.
Me:talaga medyo nakakatakot nga,pero kung oras mo na talaga oras mo na para makipagkita kay St.Peter lol
Friend:Para mag enjoy ka kung saan ka sasakay na eroplano at di matakot!!!Oi may i-foforward ako sayo sa email mo check mo sa PAL ka sumakay walang tatalo.
Me:Sige salamat kitakits.

Forwarded mail from my friend.

Airline Cabin Announcements

All too rarely, airline attendants make an effort to make the in flight 'safety lecture' and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:


On a Continental Flight with a very 'senior' flight attendant crew, the pilot said, 'Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants.'


In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one small child, pick your favorite.'

BRITISH AIRWAYS'As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses.'


Overheard on an American Airlines flight into Amarillo, Texas on a particularly windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain was really having to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, 'Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Amarillo. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate!'


Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing: 'We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal.'


After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in Memphis , a flight attendant on a Northwest flight announced, 'Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted.'


We're now preparing to land at San Francisco International Airport. Kindly straighten up your seats, turn off all electronic gadgets, pull up your window shades and buckle up for safety. We hope you enjoyed flying with us as much as we did.

Sa wikang atin po, tayo po ay papalapag na sa paliparang pangkalawakang internasyonal ng San Francisco. Paalala po lamang sa ating mga kababayan -- ang mga unan, kumot, headset at iba pang kagamitan sa eroplano ay di po kasama sa pasalubong. Huwag po lamang baklasin ang LCD-TV na nakadikit sa silya.