Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Unloading My Thoughts

So Sorry about this quickie post. I just want to unload this things kasi di na sila magkasya sa isip ko.
I have so many things I am thinking about as of the moment.

1.  I want to go to Glorietta and Greenbelt kasi sobrang once in the blue moon lang ako makapunta dun. Since I am working in Makati na, I wanted to explore it more. I want to see yung mga stores there na hindi nakikita sa ibang malls. Hehe.
2. I want to go to Cash and Carry. Hindi pa kasi ako nakakapasok dun. I want to check kung ano bang mga makikita ko dun. Isang tumbling lang kasi yun sa office, hindi ko pa mapuntahan. Naaawa tuloy ako sa sarili ko.
3. I want to go to the bank. I want to open a savings account for James but I am torn between Metrobank and BDO. BPI kasi only accepts 10 years old and up eh.
4. I want to go swimming.
5. I want to go jogging
6. I want to start gym.
7. I want to buy clothes.
8. I want to go to The Mind Museum, Zoobic Safari, Manila Oceanpark, Ocean Adventure with James.
9. I want to have an internet service at home kasi I want to go blog hopping
10. I want to fix my finances but I don’t know where to start.

Hangsakit lang sa ulo.

Hayy.. So many things that I want. I don’t know how, when, where will I have a chance. Malinawan sana ang kukote ko bukas. =)
Ah alam ko na. I’ll get it one at a time. I mean, one each everyday. Teka na excite lang ako bigla. Iisip lang ako ng strategy ha? I’ll be back mga mare. =)

Byers!!

James 6th Month Birthday Photos

As promised, here are the photos from James’ 6th month birthday. I only bought a cake for his birthday from Red Ribbon na unfortunately, naupuan sa jeep. I made kwento about it here.

Early in the morning before I left the house, Nanay decided to have a staycation at my sister’s house along with James. My aunt left and went home to Mindoro, her husband’s hometown so Ate doesn’t have a househelp. Mama offered herself but since she’s taking care of James while I work, sinama na lang niya si James over to Ate’s house.
James was so ready to leave na but Nanay isn’t. For me not to be late at work, nauna na lang ako umalis sa kanilang dalawa. 


James outfit of the day: Onesies from SM infant section; Socks gift from Daryl

Look at him! He looks like a baby girl diba? Hahah. I was shoked when I saw this photo. Ang ganda din pala ni James kung naging baby girl sya. I even posted it in my facebook page and got 20+ likes. Maybe people noticed na mukha nga sya talagang babae sa picture na ‘to. =)

That night, I was so tired. After work, I went off at Red Ribbon Pamplona to buy a cake, headed straight home, napaaway habang nasa jeep, changed clothes, brought his walker over to Ate’s house then tucked him to bed. Mejo superwoman lang ang peg ko nun. Got tired pero it was all worth it naman. Ganun talaga eh. Thankful na lang ako at hindi stressful ang work ko. Or else baka wala na kong time para magawa lahat yun.
I asked his Ate Lalai to take picture of him blowing his candle (I noticed then na nawawala pala yung candle nya.)while I carry him pero ang likot ng lolo nyo! Sobrang hirap nya kuhaan ng picture nowadays. Sobrang active na kasi. I even noticed na pumayat sya ng kontidahil sa kalikutan nya. Talon ng talon, lingon dito lingon dun, aabutin lahat ng makita nya. Hayy kaloka!

Please excuse my bilbilations!! Kaloka! Ang likot kasi di ako nakapag project! Grrr.. 
"So this was the cake you're making kwento about Mama? Mukha ngang naupuan! "

He was trying to reach for the cake. Several times nyang nahawakan yung icing.


By the way, this was the part of the cake na naupuan. Buti na lang, hindi na crush yung cake no?! Icing lang ang tinamaan. Thank God! =)



Our photo op while I cradled him to sleep. =)
I posted the last photo on my Instagram account. 

Big boy na talaga ang baby ko. Where can I buy a time machine so I can always go back to those days? Hayy..

Laundry Tips from James

My mind is like this ________..
Blank mga ateng!!
I can’t seem to find a better way to post this adorable photo of my son. I am thinking of having an introduction on how much the weather sucks pero baka kasi isipin nyo paulit – ulit na lang ako sa pagsasabing ang init ng panahon eh summer naman ngayon kaya normal lang na mainit sa labas.
Naloloka ako ng slight.
Anyway, one weekend afternoon, I was in charged in taking care of James. Grabe ang pawis nya sa ulo. Naglalaba kasi si Tita Grace ni James kaya hindi kami makapag aircon. 

Let him give you some tips on how to wash your clothes. =)

First step: Kusutin ang damit.
2nd step: Tikman kung lasang sabon pa.
Step 3: Tingnan mabuti kung wala ng dumi
Step 4: If there's a stain left, dilaan.

At wag tigilan hanggang mawala ang stain.
Hahahahaha! =)

Mama soaked his feet first. When he seemed enjoying it, ayan nilublob na sya ng tuluyan.
I am thinking of buying a small pool. Yung pambata na nabibili sa mall. Hmm.. maybe kapag kaya na nya umupo ng mag isa no?!


Kayo Mommies? What do you do to lessen ang pagkairitable ng mga bagets dahil sa init?

My Loots last Weekend

Last week, James had his staycation over at his Tita Fraulene’s house. Nanay and him stayed there for almost a week. And since my baby is there, imposible naman na wala dun ang Mama diba? Hehe.

One afternoon, I received a text message from BPI saying that they’ll be a bazaar at SMX where I can have a free entrance. I said to myself na sasabihin ko yun kay Ate as soon as I go home dahil for sure she will be interested.
Then that night came, nakalimutan ko sabihin sa kanya.
Good thing, this Friday just passed, she was the one who remembered it.

Ate: May bazaar daw ah free entrance for BPI cardholders.
Me: Ah oo nga, yun yung sasabihin ko sana sayo kahapon, nakalimutan ko lng. Tara punta tayo bukas!!
Ate? Deadma.

Next day, she was telling me, “tara na.” at dahil sa nakikitira lang ako sa kanila during that time, wala akong maisuot papunta sa bazaar. Lahat ng mga damit na kasya noon sakin, waley mga ateng! Hindi talaga magkasya sakin. Hindi ko na tuloy ma – raid yung closet ni Ate at Lalai. Hayy.. =(

When we were riding the bus.
Ate: San tayo bababa?
Me: Sa Baclaran tapos yung jeep pa mall of asia.
Ate: Ha? Kala ko ba sa The Ramp tayo?
Me: Ha? Kala ko naman sa bazaar lang?

Shet. Hindi magkaintindihan eh.
Pasensya na at walang photos, 
So then we headed to Glorietta and visited The Ramp. We checked there but we were not lucky to find nice clothing there at this moment.
They were making fun of me. Lalai and Ate said na nagda downgrade na daw and fashion sense ko! Waaa.. =(
It was me who always tell them what the nice finds are. Kung san ba ipe pair ang mga newly found clothes namin tapos ngayon hindi na. I felt so old and out of fashion. Parang feeling ko nawawala na yung mga dati kong kaartehan sa pananamit. I feel so chubby kasi eh. I need to change this thinking kasi I might get old na nga talaga ng bongga.
I was looking at this part of the Ramp where it has the sweater like na mga tops. When we looked around, mga thunders na yung mga kasama namin! Shet. I felt old again! Hayy..
I didn’t buy anything sa The Ramp kasi I wanted to check in Forever 21 first eh. I found so many cute dresses online kasi like what I mentioned here. I tried looking for the dress that I wanted online but I can’t seem to see them in F21 Makati. Just before we went inside F21, we have decided to have our lunch at SM Foodcourt muna but we found out na close pala ito for renovation ata.
Kaya ayun, nag ikot na lang kami sa F21 and this is what I got:

My first F21 *wink*

Since we are on a hurry, we bought na lang dounts at Gonuts Donuts then bought Fruitas at SM Supermarket. We rode a bus then we headed to SMX for the BPI Grand Summer Outlet Sale – Swim Bike Run Expo.
When we got there, we were surprised. Sobrang daming tao. There were cosplay pala and another bazaar on other function halls kaya bongga ang tao there.  As I said, free entrance ako and Ate because we were both a card holder. She said Lalai was still 12 years old para di magbayad ng entrance. P50 lang naman, pero nakakatamad pumila kasi ang haba eh. Hehehe =)

When we got in, we did the usual shopping routine. Nililibot namin talaga lahat. Ang daming naka sale na brand.
Skechers at 40%-50% off, Sperry Top Sider, Ipanema, Grendha, Petrol, Apple Products, Adidas, Nike Golf, Speedo and so on.
Dinumog and Apple booth. They sold their accessories and other Apple products at a very affordable price. Wala naman akong Apple so deadma lang ako. There were a lot of bikes on sale, diving suit at madami pang iba.

As we roam around, this is what I bought.

Sperry Top Sider Rubber Shoes for Php 1,200 from Php 3,999
What a good steal right? Good thing they have it in my size pa.

Ate: Be, lika dali may nakita akong rubber shoes dun ang mura lang!
Me: Saan?
I was a bit hesitant pa nung una to buy it kasi I want the skechers. Kaya lang they have those for Php2500 and up. Mejo tight ang budget ngayon so hindi ko mabili.
Ate: Nakipag agawan pa ako nyan sa babae para lang makuha yan. Nung binitawan nya iniba ko ng pwesto.
Hahahaha. Ang adik lang ni Ate. =)
Short after Kuya Allan (Ate’s Husband) joined us at the bazaar.
We ate at Wendy’s Mall of Asia for lunch. They bought a new luggage din.


Soon as we got home, ako na ang nagpatulog kay James. Na guilty ako kasi Saturdays are “us” time sana na mag ina kaya lang mejo ginabi ako ng uwi. Pag Sundays kasi, sila naman mag ama eh. Di bale, free naman ako this coming Saturday, bawi na lang ako. =)

So that’s how my last Saturday went. Kayo?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lol Kwentos

I was waiting for a friend to come over sa office para mag apply. Naloka naman ako kay bakla, hindi na naman sumipot. Hay naku Katrina!

Anyway, I am about to go home in 15 minutes. I just wanted to share to you some chit chat. 

Sa Bahay nina Ate Grace.
Mama was talking to her sister on the phone.
Mama: (In Ilonggo accent) Ha? Bulag ang mata nya nene?
Me: (sa background) Malamang! Alangan naman bulag ang ilong nyan.
Hahahahahah =)

Ate Grace was making kwento about Alex’s punch line.
Alex: Mama, eto ba kaninong paa ito? (Referring to her feet. She was trying to find out kung kanino ba nya namana yung paa nya.)
Ate Grace: Ha? Eh di sayo!
Hahahahahaha. =)

Sa Office.
Sokey: Friend, nakakita na pala ako ng blah blah na store dun sa blah blah area. Yun pala yung parang bodega dun na nadadaanan ko lagi.
Me: Oo ganun nga yun.
Sokey: Magkano kaya ang interest dun friend?
Me: Di ko alam friend eh, di kasi ako nagwo-work dun.
Heheheheh =)

Hope that made a smile. Let's end this day with happy thoughts.

P.S Pasensya na at walang masyadong pictures nowadays ha? I have not been able to upload some photos kasi. It's either I go home late na, or minsan I put James to sleep tapos pati ako aantukin na. Hopefully later makapag upload na ako. =)


30 Days Blog Challenge Day 22: Your Current Relationship

Hi mga mudrakels!
Konting kembot na lang at tapos na ang April. Let’s wrap it up and move on!

Oh I have a chika pala, sobrang init nowadays no? Sobrang naaawa nga ako kay James kasi he’s been sleeping tapos iiyak sya sa madaling araw, which he often does kasi gutom sya but now, pawis na pawis sya kaya sya nagagalit. Whenever he cries, iikutin ko sya sa kabilang side or iibahin ko yung sleeping position nya where in nakakatulog naman sya ulit. Whenever I touch his forehead, grabeng pawis nya. Dalawang electric fan na nga kami sa gabi, pero parang wala pa ring effect.
Hayy.. Nakakaawa lang. Before I left the house this morning, he was sleeping ng nakadapa para mejo makasingaw yung likod nya dahil pawis nga. Hindi tuloy maiwasan na mejo paubo – ubo sya. I’m not worried pa naman kasi it wasn’t the same level of cough when he got confined with Pneumonia.
Makabili na nga ng aircon!
In the afternoon naman, andun sila sa bahay ni Tita Grace nya kaya mejo nakakaligtas sya sa init sa hapon, pero pag gabi, yun lang, grabeng init. Ano bang dapat kong gawin para ma – lessen yung pagpapawis nya sa gabi?
Enough kwento na, sorry na carried away ako.

Like everybody else, I have different kinds of relationship with people around me. I always make sure that those that are important to me will come first. I don’t know which relationship I will make kwento of kasi it wasn’t clear naman sa challenge.

James
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He was a blessing in disguise. He taught me practical things in life. Being his mother changed me a lot. He became my inspiration everyday. Whenever I see him, all those feeling of tiredness are all gone in seconds. I am lucky he’s growing up a happy baby. He smiles at everybody kahit yung mga hindi naming kakilala sa mall, sa labas ng bahay, sa jeep. It makes me proud. I don’t know what I have done great in this world that our Dear God allowed me to have this cutie patotie! I know it will be my responsibility to raise him and have him become a God – fearing, lovable, smart, wonderful person with a good heart. I know I’ll do my best to become the bestiest Mom he can have.

Family
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My relationship with my family is the same. I am my mom’s daughter and I am still the sister they know of for 23 years. I can’t say anything much about them kasi though we have different characteristic and we annoy each other, we’re still brothers and sisters. My mom might be the second to Vilma Santos sa sobrang kadramahan, she was still the mom she was when we’re growing up. I would say I have a good relationship with them. Compare it to other stories I’ve heard, our parents instilled to us to always respect each other. We shared asaran, tawanan, pikunan moments that I know we would want to talk about when we get old. Though we weren’t the cheesiest family in the entire Earth, I know we have done our best to become what we are. Regrets? It’s always there. The point is how you will get back on track after the challenge.

Daryl
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I have known Daryl since after high school. We have been through a lot and I know from here there will still be more coming. I have a roller coaster relationship with him specially now that we have James. Before that, I know that we have set our minds on things we want, kulang na lang sa action talaga. I am still looking forward in achieving those dreams that once we have dreamt of. I believe and trust him for whatever he is doing. You know girls always wanted an assurance. I know he’s getting there. Konting push na lang Bebe. Keri mo yan =)

Friends
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I have cool friends. I can talk shit to them without them getting annoyed. I have met a lot of people but I am keeping those who are worth my time. I eliminate those that only knows me when they need something on me. I spend time with my real friends pero yung mga busy kong friends, once in a blue moon lang which is fine, at least we have a lot of kwento when we meet each other diba? =) I won’t drop names na lang kasi baka may magtampo pag may nakalimutan akong pangalan eh. Mahirap na, mawalan pa ko ng friends. Hehehe.

Readers
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I am thankful of you who spend your precious time to drop by and read my posts. How thoughtful you are to leave a comment sometimes. I know I am too far from those bloggers you always read and visit but let me thank you for your courage to be my human emotion absorber din (if there’s such a word like that! Hehe). Thank you for letting me move on by reading all my blahs in life. Thank you and keep reading. =)

These are the things/people that matters to me the most. I surrounded my life with those people who makes me happy.
Thank you!

Love,

Monday, April 28, 2014

Cheers To Bully – Free Kids

Good Morning!!!!
How’s your Monday mga mudrakels and friends?
Ako? Busy ako. Ganto ako ka busy oh!

Joke lang! That was 2 weeks ago. Pero seriously, ganyan nga ako ka busy sa trabaho. Heheheh =)

Anyway, I would like to make chika about one of my girlfriends here at work. Nagpaalam naman ako sa kanya so regardless kung pumayag man sya o hindi, iba blog ko pa din ito. 
Hahaha. =)

I am on lunch break when she approached me and made kwento of what happened to her while I was downstairs buying something to eat for lunch. She was walking around our office daw when she met these two lady officemates along her way. When she passed them, she overheard the other lady said “Ang panget nya!” or something into that sort. My friend felt bad kasi she thought na it might be her they’re talking about.
She approached me to tell the story. She said na na highblood daw sya at nabu bwisit and everything she could ever feel. There was a time din daw kasi when they were in restroom, when she stepped out, she overheard one said “Maganda  ba sya?” eh silang tatlo lang naman daw ang nasa restroom. I gave her an idea na baka naman hindi sya ang pinag uusapan which she also has in mind but still, she felt bad.
I told her na wag na lang pansinin. Those two ladies known to be the not-so-approachable officemates. I mean, they are pero there were some characteristics in them that annoys us so much. They were so noisy specially Nicole. Oops! Don’t worry, codename namin yun sa kanya.
One of our guy friend told me na wag nga daw ako sasama sa mga yun dahil sakit daw yun sa ulo ng management. It’s as if no one gets in their way lang ang peg nila. The bulliest of them all kumbaga. I assured that friend na I don’t get along with those kind. Ako pa naman, kapag hindi ko sila bet, deadma sila sa world. They’re non-existent. Whenever makakasalubong ko sila, deadma. I am not even looking at them. I don’t want to have our eyes crossed kasi I don’t want the feeling na iniisnaban ako ng mga taong hindi ko naman ginawan ng masama.
I explained to my friend what I have gone through and what are my ‘techniques’ to eliminate those kind of people in my life. I told her my story when I was young and reminded her of what I did to one of those bully co-worker we had. I would like to share them with you too.

When I was young, around second grade. I had a classmate who blackmailed me for at least half of our school year. She saw me kasi with my brother threw the garbage bag near the school when we were on our way home. Kabilin – bilinan pa naman ng teacher namin na wag daw itapon sa kung saan. We should bring the garbage sa bahay. So then, that’s what she used to blackmail me. For her not to tell my teacher what happened, she asks for my baon which I gave her dahil sa takot kong malaman ng teacher namin. We have done that for I can’t remember how long. I only able to buy two pesos worth of soup of the day sa school and that would be my snack for the entire day at school. Until one day, I had a classmate na nakatabi ko sa upuan whom I was able to get along with. She became my new friend. Hindi ko na kinakausap si bully, or not even looking at her. I just noticed na tinigilan na rin nya ako. I completely forgot about her until the end of the school year because of that new friend I had.

When I reached high school, I am being bullied again by a guy and his friends. Crush ko kasi yung isang friend nila so they always making fun of me. They will change my chair to a broken one para hindi ako makaupo ng maayos.Hindi ko naman sila pinapatulan. I tried my best to become ‘one of them’ as their friends ba but they seem to dislike me. Half of the school year came, I get along with another set of friends. Even though hindi sila tumigil, I tried my best na lang to not pay attention to what they are doing. When they change my chair to a broken one, I’ll simply replace it with another chair. That went on and on until the school year ended. After that, sa tuwing makakasalubong ko sila sa corridor ng school, hindi ko sila pinapansin.. at all. When I reached college, I saw the guy na pasimuno ng pambubully sakin back in high school. I didn’t notice him talaga, kinalabit nya ako then waived at me. I then accepted it as peace offering na lang sa mga ginawa nyang pang – aasar sakin.
I can’t remember any instance of bullying when I reached college kasi my friends there were great. Mga simpleng asaran lang. I am thinking nga na ako na ata ang mahilig mang – asar nun. Hehehe. =) pero I make it a point naman na it’s not bullying. I know where to stop and the limitations ng pang – aasar. Awa ng Dyos di naman ako napaaway. =)

I also have this officemate na sobrang lakas ng trip. She will shout at you whenever she wants na tipong maririnig ng lahat. Oh yeah! She’s ahead of us kaya ang lakas ng loob. Ipapahiya ka talaga nya or worst, ipagsasabi nya pa sa iba ang mga bagay na hindi na sana sinasabi pa sa ibang hindi naman ka – close ng group. She has done that to me too. Actually she’s not alone naman sa office, they’re plenty of them. You know what I did to her? Isang malaking pang dededma. I don’t talk to her unless she talks to me. When she’s making papansin, I am not looking at her. Kapag nagpapasikat sya iba, it’s as if I don’t care at all. That’s exactly what I made her feel. And the result? She never bullied me anymore. She doesn’t shout at me and she doesn’t talk nasty over me.

Bullies will only bully you when you let them. If you feel something isn’t right, Pag pinapahiya kayo sa maraming tao, if they’re making fun of you, tells you nasty things and made you feel inferior, let them have that feeling na ‘you don’t care’ kasi that will be an insult to them. Don’t let them feel superior. If you get affected of whatever they said, they’ll know your weak. I know it, kasi I’m one of them. Jokes!! =)
Bullying has gone hot seat these past few years when cyber bullying killed children across nations. It can be one of these days na it will be our child na ang ibubully ng iba. So then here are the things I would love to say to James when he encounter those kind of people.

a.       Ignore them. This has been very effective on me James. Tried and tested ko na ito. The more they feel that you don’t care (if they’re pointing out something about you physical appearance), the more you give them a hard time bullying you. Show them na you accepted yourself as you are, Anak. You may not be perfect but your family and true friends loves you from what you are, not for what you look like.
b.      Assess your friends. You will always have a feeling of those who wanted you as a friend. Stay away to those who have the tendency to bully you. You don’t need them in your life, Anak.
c.       Love yourself. Acceptance is one way to threaten those bully to make fun of you. As I said, if they saw you have not have a single insecurities over yourself, you’ll not give them any reason to bully you.
d.      Understand them. I have read Anak, na those bullies are those people na hindi pinapansin sa bahay. They might have undergone some trauma nung bata pa sila and bullying is one way for them to feel superior and for them to overcome it or maybe their way to hide their feeling of inferiority. Kapag ganun anak, iwasan mo na lang. Don’t stress yourself sa kanila. Nakakapangit yun eh.
e.      Communication. This is very important, Anak. There will always be those people na kahit sangkatutak na na pang dededma ang gawin mo sa kanila, hindi ka nila titigilan. If it reached to a point na sobra na and you think you have done your best to stay away from them or maybe you have been telling them to stop but they didn’t or If the situation calls and you have to teach them a lesson, then go ahed. Pero dapat super last resort na yun, anak ha? Just tell me. Nanay sa Nanay na ‘to. Hahaha =) Just tell me, James. It will make you feel better and secure at the same time. I will never judge you. As long as you know that what you did is right, then so be it. I’ll have your back, just tell me what exactly happened, we’ll face it together. Okies?! =)

Bullying can be a pain in the ass. It costs too much, minsan nga buhay pa. Just don’t get your child feel that they’re alone in this battle. Cheers to bully – free kids!!

Remember, these are the things that worked for me for the longest time. Anything you want to add here? Lemme know mothers!!
Till next! 

30 Days Blog Challenge Day 21: Your Fears

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Hi guys, mudrakels, friends and everyone.
Ipagpaumanhin kung walang post ng weekend. Mejo busy lang naman ako ng slight. I felt so tired last week. Feeling ko ang dami kong ginawa so mejo nagpahinga muna ako. Aside from that, mejo umiikot na ang paningin ko kakatitig sa computer sa work so pinagpahinga ko muna ang eyes ko nung weekend. =)

Ok! Back to regular programming na tayo.

I remembered during my Happy-go-Lucky days, I never cared about anything. Kaya nga happy go lucky diba? It was my 3rd year high school English teacher who introduced me to that “word”. Sabi nya kasi ganun daw ako eh. So pinanindigan ko na lang. Heheheh =)

Back to kwento.

Eto na nga, pre – James days, I never cared kung anong mangyayari sa future ko. I never planned anything, ‘go with the flow lang ako forever’ ang peg ko. My only fear back then is tumandang dalaga or hindi magkaanak.
Oo promise!
As early as that, iniisip ko, baka di ako makapag asawa or hindi magkaanak. Mejo nasa linya kasi yan ng lahi ko eh.
But now, I am so paranoid of everything. I am scared of the word “death”. I remembered a friend who told me as such, sabi ko, “wag muna, ang baby pa ni James for me to die”. See? That’s the reason I get so scared of it. I don’t want to die early. I want to see James grow, walk, laugh more, love more, study, career, love life, and build his own family. I want to see it all. I want to see my grandchildren. I am so afraid to die.

That’s my greatest fear as of the moment.

I remembered one time, nasa bus ako with Daryl. Were on our way home when we were at coastal road, nasira yung bus. The horn keeps on buzzing endlessly. Nasira daw yung something. I thought of the worst case scenario. Those that can only be seen sa movies. I am thinking na yung bus might go out of control then we’ll fall sa coastal, go straight sa ilalim ng dagat and can’t get out because of debris ng bus, can’t swim up because I don’t know how to swim then I’ll die na lang. Sadness filled my heart. I have Daryl with me so I thought na if we die together there, kawawa naman si James. He’ll grow up without a Mom and a Dad. I felt so bad. Sumakit na lang ang lalamunan ko kakapigil na maiyak.
Exage lang ako mag isip pero that’s how a mother thinks siguro. You never wanted to miss anything about your son. You don’t want them to look pitiful sa ibang tao. You don’t want them to feel abandoned.
Sobrang exage pero that’s what I felt. Sometimes nga, I thought, what if people get infected and become zombies? Where do we hide? or it will be the end of the world, san kami magtatago ni James? Super exage but you can never tell diba? I wanted to be prepared for everything. 
It may sound weird pero try nyo maging Nanay,then tell me kung hindi kayo naloka!

Hehehehe. =)

Kayo? What's your greatest fear?


Friday, April 25, 2014

Random and Quick Post

Excuse me for the random quick posts like this. I am looking forward kasi to document everything that concerns James' growth para naman in case mabasa nya ito sometime in the future, he can see how adorable he was. Pagbigyan nyo na ako. Wala kasi akong ganto nung bata pa ako eh. 
Hehehehe! =)

One night, while hanging out in Dadang's bedroom, enjoying the aircon at around 6pm, we had James watch the video of "Dumb Ways to Die" app sa tablet ni Dadang. 
Anyway, maisingit ko lang, alam nyo ba, James doesn't watch TV often. Hindi kasi talaga ako pala nuod ng TV even before except on my first trimester of pregnancy, tuwang - tuwa ako sa Hi-5 eh. My nephew, Andy watches Disney Junior everyday so nakikinuod din ako kasabay nya. Gwapong - gwapo ako kay Tim Maddren ng HI - 5 tapos tawang - tawa naman ako pag pino focus ng camera si Stevie Nicholson. Naaliw kasi ako sa lips niya eh. Sobrang nipis na para na syang walang lips. Hehe.
Iba talaga pag buntis no? Simpleng bagay, nakakatuwaan mo. =)

Tim Maddren
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Stevie Nicholson
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Hangwapo ni Tim diba?! Heheheh! Kakakilig!! 
Anyway, ayun nga, James watches TV pero he can easily get distracted. Unlike other kids na kapag nakatutok sa TV, hindi mo na matawag. Maybe because he was still young no?! Pero it's ok, at least he will not be watching tv often when he becomes a toddler, hopefully. Heheh. I want him to learn kasi the real games eh para he will be more sociable. Diba they said pa na if you expose kids to tv early, it will delay their speech. On the other hand, I want din sana na matuto din sya mag english. Yung mga nephews ko, they speak english without us teaching them. They acquired it by just watching Disney Junior. Maybe he's too young pa talaga. Hmm.. ayoko naman sya ipressure into something na hindi pa sya ready diba? =)

Pero look at him here, sobrang tutok sya sa tablet while watching the video of Dumb ways to die. =)







See? tutok lang talaga sya dito no?! Hehe. I'm sorry about the blurry photos ha?! Ang likot na kasi nya talaga eh. 

Here's the lyrics of the song:

"Dumb Ways To Die"
(from public service announcement campaign by Metro Trains)

Set fire to your hair
Poke a stick at a grizzly bear
Eat medicine that's out of date
Use your private parts as piranha bait

[Refrain:]
Dumb ways to die
So many dumb ways to die
Dumb ways to di-ie-ie
So many dumb ways to die

Get your toast out with a fork
Do your own electrical work
Teach yourself how to fly
Eat a two-week-old un-refrigerated pie

[Refrain]

Invite a psycho-killer inside
Scratch a drug dealer's brand new ride
Take your helmet off in outer space
Use a clothes dryer as a hiding place

[Refrain]

Keep a rattlesnake as a pet
Sell both your kidneys on the Internet
Eat a tube of superglue
I wonder, what's this red button do?

[Refrain]

Dress up like a moose during hunting season
Disturb a nest of wasps for no good reason
Stand on the edge of a train station platform
Drive around the boom gates at a level crossing
Run across the tracks between the platforms

They may not rhyme but they're quite possibly
The dumbest ways to die
The dumbest ways to die
The dumbest ways to di-ie-ie-ie
So many dumb
So many dumb ways to die

Cool right?! =)


Also, I have tried the Nestle Crunch. Promise first time ko 'tong natikman. Ako na lang ata ang hindi nakakain nito sa buong mundo. Ok, exage. I saw it in one of Mommy Fleur's entries na isa sya sa mga nag model dito or something. I am not a super fan of ice cream. Hindi ako masyadong baliw sa Magnum pero etong Nestle Crunch, naubos ko agad in seconds. It's not the usual ice cream kasi diba may 'crunch' nga sya so hindi nakakaumay kasi the 'crunch' serves as pangontra dun sa chocolate. Daryl bought this for me eh. Actually pinapili nya ako tapos eto yung kinuha ko. Lumuwa lang ng konti yung mata nya kasi Php40 yung Nestle Crunch tapos yung mga nasa cup eh mas mura ng konti. Siguro it will be less expensive in groceries. Sa convenience store kasi ako bumili kaya mejo mahal. =)


Ayun lang! Short at mababaw na post! =)
See y'all later.

The Story of Life is Like a Cup of Coffee + Kwento

It’s quite unusual nowadays. Nale –late kasi ako going to work eh. I’m coming from my sister’s house from yesterday and today. Hindi ko matantya yung oras. Before kasi, I’m always 30 minutes early for my shift kaya I can still eat my breakfast here sa work. Yesterday I was late, today naman buzzer beater lang. Heheh.
I should not get late na moving forward. Dapat once every 2 months lang. Joke! =)

I have a chika pala.
Yesterday, at pilahan ng tricycle outside the subdivision where my sister’s house is located, there was this old man na nakasabay ko sa tricycle. It should be at least 3 passengers kasi before umalis yung tricycle or else, you’ll pay the special trip fare.
The old man along with another guy around 20s was waiting for the tricycle to leave when I arrived. I was seated inside along with the old guy. He looked like a Muslim kasi he has something in his head na sinusuot ng mga Muslim. I don’t know what it is called eh.
While on our way going to the main road Alabang-Zapote Road, he talked to me. He was asking if I’m going to work, I said yes. He asked where and how much is my everyday fare. He even calculated how much it costs me, asked for my pay and he did the math. He also asked kung ano daw ang work ko. I am a bit worried pero I know some values naman so I answered politely all his questions although I am having a hard time understanding him. Maybe because of his accent/punto. Nung malapit na pala kami sa bababaan niya, he asked kung may asawa na daw ako. Ay teh nawindang akong tunay si manong yun pala ang pakay! I said yes, may asawa na ako! Then he uttered words na I can’t understand. The next thing I now, bumaba na sya. He asked the driver how much daw ang fare for 3 samantalang dalawa lang naman sila. He was referring to me, binbayaran nya yung pamasahe ko. I said wag na lang, I tried to decline pero nagbayad na sya then said to me “Thank you.”
I was shocked. I don’t know his intention. How could a stranger talk to you tapos lilibre ka pa ng pamasahe? Scary lang ha?.
I confirmed to the driver kung binayaran ba ako and he said yes so di na ko nagbayad.
Bakit kaya ganun yung manong na yun? Nag worry tuloy ako.
Feeling nya siguro sya si Ka Freddie Aguilar at naghahanap din sya ng bagets no?!
Hahahahah.
Charot!

Anyway, I wanted to share with you this story my officemate sent me thru email. 

The story of Life is like a cup of coffee goes a bit like this;

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor.
Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: “If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups have been taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.
While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.
Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee.
In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.
What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups, and then you began eyeing each other’s cups to see who had the best one.
Now consider this said the professor “Life is like a cup of coffee”,
and life is the coffee, the jobs, money and position in society are the cups.
They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live.
Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee.
Savour the coffee, not the cups.
The happiest people don’t have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything.
Live simply, Love generously, Speak kindly, Care deeply.
Life is like a Cup of Coffee : Author unknown. 

Summary of Life is Like a Cup of Coffee.
Life is like a cup of Coffee is a powerful story, someone once told me that they try and remind themselves of the message every time they have a cup of coffee so that each day they can be reminded repeatedly to live.

It was very self reflecting diba? We can’t deny the fact that we want the best for our lives to a point na we are focusing on material things that most of time causes us stress yet we forget to enjoy our lives. I think I came to this point also but now that I have James who completely depends on me, I have to work hard for us not to have the best of everything but to make the best of everything.

Winner! =)

I leave you with a quote from William Wallace  “Every man dies. Not every man really lives”.

And this

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday Chismis

Good Morning Mudras and Friends!
It’s the 24th today. So what? Hahaha. Just reminding you.
Anyway I have a chika guys!

Remember on my previous post, I mentioned here na once I go home after work, I’ll buy James his monthsary cake. I’m rushing to go home para makaabot ako sa bukas na Red Ribbon. I slept sa bus. Nagising lang ako kasi nauntog ako sa salamin sa sobrang antok ko, sakto naman na dun na ako bababa. Diba meant to be lang ang pagka untog ko? =)
I went to Red Ribbon shop at Pamplona Dos in Las Pinas near Starmall. I bought a small cake lang kasi ang usapan namin ni Daryl is that he will buy a bigger cake this coming Sunday pag visit niya kay James. So for the sake of just having something on his monthsary, I bought the Leche Flan Cake in half roll for Php175.
I asked the lady cashier of until what time their store is open. Sabi nya till 10pm daw.

Me: Pwede bang iwan ko na lang yung cake? Babalikan ko na lang?
Cashier: Ok lang naman po ma’am. 10pm po close na kami nun.

She’s just want to make sure na makarating ako before closing time nila so I said no na lang. I’m not sure kasi how’s the traffic eh so I carried the cake going home.
I was planning to go home muna to get clothes. James kasi was at my sister’s house so dun na lang din ako matutulog at manggagaling papuntang work the next day. Kelangan kasi ni Ate pumasok sa office eh dahil wala syang house help due to vacation, ayun si mama na lang muna ang kasama nya. So sinama din ni mama si James sa kanila which is totally fine naman sa akin.
I rode a jeep going home. Maluwag yung jeep ni manong eh, walang masyadong pasaherong nasakay so I had the cake placed sa tabi ko. Hindi ko na sya kinalong kasi may dala pa akong plastic bag. I am trying my best na hindi ko masira ang cake.
A street away before our place, there was a girl and a gay na sumakay. Mejo bata pa ata yung gay around 15 siguro then I don’t know if the girl was his mom or what. The girl sat almost beside me, then the gay almost sat between us. Hinarang ko yung left hand ko then I was trying to get the cake on my right hand. Anyway, I am too late kasi the gay sat on the cake. The box crumpled. I looked at it for 5 seconds kasi I can’t believe what I just saw. I heard the gay said, Sorry. Then when it finally sinked in, I looked at both of them and they seem to doesn’t care at all. The girl assisted the gay to sit on her other side instead.

Me: Anu ba yan! Ano ng hitsura nyan ngayon?
They doesn’t seem to care still.
Me: Pwede naman kasi mag sorry eh.
Girl: Nag sorry na nga diba?
I was shocked. Ganon na ba ang mga tao ngayon? Sya pa ang mataas ang ere ha?
Girl: Bakit kasi jan nakalagay yan? Upuan ba to ng cake.
Me: Oo upuan to ng cake anung pakealam mo?
Girl: Hay ewan ko sayo! Gumawa ka ng sarili mong..
She faced the other way.
Me: Kayo na nga ang nakadisgrasya ganyan pa kayo!
Girl and Gay in Chorus: Eh nagsorry na nga diba?
Me: Mama para na nga!
The gay was talking still. I looked back then..
Me: Nye nye nye ewan ko sayo! While going down.
I can still hear them whispering and the last thing I heard was
Gay: Tabachoy!
Nakababa na ako pero narinig ko pa rin eh.
Me: Wala kang pakealam bakla!!
Then I walked away.

Since I bought the cake, I tried my very best not to destroy even the box that’s why I had it sitting beside me tapos inupuan lang pala ng kung sino. I was so mad and shaking while walking home. I wanted to cry dahil sa bwisit ko. I could have done more. Sinaboy ko sana yung cake sa pagmumukha nila. I don’t fight with little things sa strangers. As much as possible, lumalayo na lang ako or kung pansinin ko man, sobrang bihira lang talaga. It could have been ok if they said their apologies sincerely. I don’t expect them na lumuhod sa harap ko dahil cake lang naman yun at Php175 lang naman. But my point is, it was an accident that they caused pero parang wala silang pakealam. They thought a sorry will fix everything. It could be but they missed the sincerity in it. If they have done it in a nice way, sino ba namang normal na tao ang magagalit pa rin? I wouldn’t ask them to pay for it and all. I just need them to at least care. Pero waley mga teh. Tumaas ang presyon ko. Imagine? Sila pa ang nagalit sa akin na naupuan nila ang cake ko? If I were in their situation, baka hindi na ako magkandaugaga sa kakahingi ng sorry. I don’t care kung ang cake na yun eh para lang kanino eh. It was for my baby’s 6th monthsary. Kinupit ko pa yun sa kakarampot kong savings mabigyan ko lang ng cake to blow ang baby ko. I tried my best na hindi gusutin ang carton, pinilit kong makauwi ng maaga para lang maabutan kong gising si James at makita nya ang cake tapos ganun? Wala silang pakealam sa cake na yun?
I almost cried pero inisip ko na lang, matured na ko eh. I can buy more cakes, yung cake na hindi kayang bilhin ng babae at baklang yun! I comforted and re-tell the story to myself just to cope up with it. And since re-telling my story sa sarili ko has been effective for me, nakapag move on din ako agad sa incident na yun. Anyway, when I looked at it naman sa bahay, hindi naman nadurog ang cake, mejo nababoy lang ng konti ang icing pero ayos pa rin naman.
I took a picture of it pero hindi ko na I upload ngayon. Ihahabol ko na lang sa mga susunod na entry promise! =)

I am happy naman when I saw James. They took a video of him laughing. Sabi ko sa inyo eh, lahat tinatawanan ng batang yun. I tried taking photos of him with the cake pero since 6 months na nga sya, ang likot. We can’t take a proper picture. He was trying to reach for the cake. He was crying kasi pinipigilan ko syang hawakan yung cake niya plus antok na din sya when I came home. Kaya most of the picture that you will see in my next entries are blurred. Naisip ko tuloy, habang natagal, pahirap na ng pahirap picture-an si James. Hayy..
I don’t want to end this entry na mejo malungkot so I will show you some of his photo Dadang took habang naghaharutan sila. 


Ang cute sana, blurred lang =(

Puro laway! Ang daldal kasi eh. Hehe 
Another tulo laway =)
See? He can sit on his own pero kelangan pa rin ng guidance. =)