06 May 2005

I'm Kermit the Frog ... not!

It was quite hilarious, when I think about it. When we did our field trip last week, we were able to drill down our choice vacation spots to two: White Rock in Subic and Caliraya in Laguna. However, these two places also abound with creatures feared by my otherwise-brave and daring companion - frogs!

We were walking along the grass-carpeted grounds of White Rock when Chu suddenly stepped back and pointed warily at something on the ground. A frog! O horror of horrors!

I thought I'd have some fun with him at Caliraya. I pretended to pick up something from the grassy ground and ran towards him. Realizing what it might be, he told me he'd punch me right there and then. It was hilarious. Still, when we get to stay in either of these places, I was thinking of buying plastic frogs and place it on his bed for a morning surprise. Tee hee!

Well, I also learned that some of my officemates are also "allergic" to these things.

I'm not really a prankster, so if Chu happens to read this, don't worry. :-) I practically grew up with tadpoles, frogs, and dragonflies so these are not a problem for me. What I am afraid of though, is blood. The sight of it makes me pale and dizzy. I'm not sure why, but that's that. And perhaps they can't also explain why they fear frogs.

A quick search revealed that fear of frogs is called Ranidaphobia. There is even a method of treatment for this fear. This site has the slogan: "Imagine what your life would be like without fear of frogs". Ah, think of the possibilities!

Oh, and Hemaphobia is the fear of blood. Hmmm... they also offer treatment for this phobia. Well, I don't see blood everyday anyways so I'm fine, thank you.

By the way, they like Kermit the Frog of The Muppets. And I like dinuguan (blood stew; visit this recipe from The Radical Chef). Wierd, huh?


  1. eh ano tawag pag takot ka sa dugo ng frogs?

  2. ang tawag dun, nervous wreck. hehehe

  3. try to pull that stunt on your friend. Pag nagalit yun at sinuntok ka, then, duduguin ka and your fear of blood will be re-enforced as it will be accompanied with a lot of pain. HAHAHAHA

  4. ako, fear of ceramic plates, ano tawag dun?
    nabato na kasi ko ng pinggan ng mrs. ko (juk lang, mabait yun, baka mabato nga ako ng pinggan pag nabasa nya to) :D

  5. Tito Rollllyyyyy!!!! Oo nga ano? Di ko na-connect yung dalawa ah! :-)

    Tanggers! nervous wreck din ata tawag dun hahaha

  6. eh ano tawag pag takot ka na batuhin ng pinggan ng palaka habang lasing?

  7. Chu, ang tawag dun, "buti nga sa yo." hehehe

  8. Anonymous3:27 pm

    Bat ala ka sa iBlog?! :(

  9. Hello Clair! May check-up kasi si misis sa araw na yun. Babawi na lang ako next time.

  10. Naalala ko tuloy the poor frog they had us dissect in Bio. :(

  11. Hi cherry! I'm thankful we didn't have dissection in school or I would've done an Elliott and released the frogs!

  12. then students in the medical studies shouldn't have a fear of frog kasi it will start with dissecting frogs (of course there's cat and cadaver to follow right after that)

  13. Nick,
    Daya mo at di mo na-experience ung paghawak at pagdissect ng palaka. Elliott? Baka mas bagay sa iyo si ET. hehehe

    Hello Amie,
    Even dentistry students have to dissect frogs, cats and baby sharks (that's what my sister would bring home). They also had to deal with cadavers, too.

  14. Hello Cherry! How bitter naman the comment! hahaha

    I remember in college, we used to go to the NatSci Building to scare ourselves. They have cadavers and babies in bottles. Ugh.

  15. Anonymous3:37 am

    A friendly advisor: Never dare go to White Rock Subic for your vacation. I had the worst time there. Service is the LOUSIEST!!! I truly got shortchanged!


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