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Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Close Encounter with a Super Woman

As a blogger, we don't just blog. We make friends - virtual and otherwise. And one of the benefits of blogging is finding true friends.

That is why when I joined The Salitype Society, it is not surprising that when got the chance to meet in person some of the TSS Sistahs, we instantly "clicked".

I am not in a mission to go all over the world and meet all bloggers I meet online. But I do dream to meet in person some who truly inspire me. Because I had to admit that there are quite a handful who doesn't just blog or who blog just for money [wink*] but most of those bloggers who became my friends are people with big hearts and who inspired me in many ways one can never imagine. Zenserly or Zen or Kulasa as we fondly call her - is one of them.

Kulasa is a dedicated doctor by profession. A loving wife to Kulas. A very understanding mom to Francis and Roel. A sweet daughter. An awesome sister. A big-hearted humanitarian. And a true friend.

But afar from what she is as a human being and a respected person in a society, she also leads a second life. [This she doesn't know this till now or probably she knew but in denial. LOL] Zen is a photography enthusiast. An out-of-control Blogger. And a Facebook addict. [wink]. The last one being probably the undiagnosed cause of her chronic insanity and non-life threatening  facebookitis that causes sleepless nights and other symptoms too many to mention in one post. LOL

Zen and I have been friends since I joined TSS. She is the sister I wished I had who I know will cover my a$$ when I get into trouble. She is funny and there is never a dull moment when I talk to her. She is witty and smart and sweet and above all A SUPER WOMAN without the bling-blings.

Yes, I finally met the Super Woman Zen in blue suit last summer in the Philippines and had a blast catching up with all stories that we left out at facebook. It was such a wonderful experience since we didn't have to type what we need to say to each other. And most of all we chatted over a hearty meal of lechon kawali [pan-roasted pork belly],
  inihaw na manok [grilled chicken],

and pinakbet [sautéed veggies with shrimp paste]
It was a lovely meeting by the beach. Too bad it was short and brief because it was late and I had to go back to my hometown the following day. Maybe next time I visit, we will get the chance to get-together again and bond longer or surf a couple of waves. wink**

Zen... thank you very much for the friendship. Happy Birthday. I love you Super Woman.


  1. one of the nicest things about blogging is getting to "meet" people that we will never meet in person. to have the chance to meet is beyond even that. This is one of those blogs i visit and read regularly - it is good. Thanks

  2. what a great tribute to our Super Woman without the blingblings. happy birthday again, dear kulasa! we love you!!!

    sistah Ruthi, thanks for this post. :)

  3. What can I say? I am speechless here my running divah friend Ruthisistah! Thank you too for the awesome friendship that is hard to explain and as unique as each star in the sky :) Meeting you was like having a star come down to earth to shine before my very eyes *winks* It is amazing how technology brings us close to people worth knowing and treasuring for the rest of our lives..thank you for making me feel so special on my birthday and for all the laughter and smiles you bring my way each day...Everything you said here is true...oh well, I am addicted to FB and blogging because I am hooked to a sisterhood that keeps me alive and sane :) hehehehe, and I never want to get healed of this malady ever hahaha, love you and love you all dear Salitypers :-)

  4. what a very lovely tribute and birthday greeting to our super woman friend kulasa, Ruthi, so glad you two met, and was able to enjoy the gift of sisterhood. hope you had a wonderful birthday, Zen.




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