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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Linky Love

Thanks to Mitch for this linky love chain :) This is kinda late.. sorry :)

The rule:

When you get tagged, you have to add your name next to the person who tagged you and by doing so you are letting the list grow.

Limadang.com
RamblingMoo.com
blogginginmypyjamas
StylewithPassion
Chinneeq
Dora-zooropazoo
Babyshern
HiPnCooLMoMMa
Rachel’s Soulful Thoughts
When Silence Speaks
My Love. My life. My everything.

Let the love flow.. I'm tagging

pam
thea
vina
joey
che-che

Bed Weather again

** For the second time this week, Joaqui and I woke up at 10 am.. Kamusta naman yun? The little boy sleeps late too, around 11 -11:30 pm, so that explains our new bedtime schedule. Who wouldn't love waking up at 10am? LOL

** Today is also my MIL's birthday, we will have a dinner tonight (still don't know where) , and tomorrow will be her surprise dinner from us (gelo, me and my SIL) at MOA.

** Opps are not that abundant lately, good thing though, I spend my lazy afternoons sleeping with Joaqui. Ang sarap talaga matulog!

** With lesser opps, i try to do some layouts.. im still practicing in the field of digi scrapping :)

** and of course, online shopping is my past time. Online window shopping i should say !

** This just came in! Gelo's wallet arrived at my sister's doorstep today! Woohoo! I m still waiting for her to go online. I need to see the fruit of my labor at the webcam. Let's see if it's worth the price.

** To those of you who plans to go online shopping, Im still arranging things with my sister who will help us out with the whole thing. Maybe by January, I will keep you guys posted. For the mean time, go and search the net for best finds :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How will I ever forget this day?

Exactly 10 years ago today, I said "YES" to my friend who later on became my boyfriend, and now my husband and the father of my only son. It's been 10 long years of togetherness and I must admit, it's not that easy as it seems. Let me take you back in time..

I first met Gelo last June of 1995 at Mapua and we were classmates then. I only have 1 girl friend and all of my friends were boys. And he's one of them. we spend lunch together but we are really not that close. I'm closer to someone else, whose name i won't mention na lang. Years passed, we remained classmates coz we were both taking up Industrial Engineering. He's into someone else, and I am enjoying my single days then. To cut the story short, he became single and courted me. I planned everything to fall on Nov 28, because 8 is a lucky number.. continuous.. no ending.. eternal. O diba? We had a dinner at Italiannis Robinsons Place and we ordered Spaghetti with Meatballs and a Pizza. Yes, I can clearly remember everything. And it's been 10 years.

We shared a lot of stories together, some bitter, some sweet. But it doesn't matter, what matters most is that we still have each other after all those years. If ever I will be given a chance to choose a husband, It would still be Gelo. There may be a lot of men out there, but I am certain that only HE can love me this much. And I am so grateful for that love.


Because of him , I met new friends, friends that I truly value until now. I learned to give and to share. I opened myself more. I embraced love, trust and hope. I thinkof myself less and think of others more.

Life after marriage wasn't a fairy tale at all. It was actually after being tied that we experinced a lot of storms. But I am so proud and thankful that we were able to surpass everything. With God's guidance, we are together and honestly, we've never been this inlove. (mushy na ba? , but thats true).. Now, we have Joaquin.. and I can say that I feel so complete. 10 years ago, I never imagined we will last this long, I never even imagied that we will have a son.

To Gelo, Thank you for everything :) thank you for all the love and understanding, and most of all , thank you for giving me Joaquin. And like what I always tell you since Day 1 .. Let me share it here..

Shared joy is double joy.. Shared sorrow is half sorrow..

Happy 10 years of love and togetherness..

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Do you wanna see our house?

It's soo decorated for Christmas already, and yes, we are always all out with decors and lights. You can click here for the pictures. tell me what you think okay? :)

MAY

Thanks Kathy.. :)

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you've done it!


Here's mine birth month:

My Birth Month

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

The Twelve Month


JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

I am tagging Abie, Alpha, Annette, Apols, Dorxie, Kelly, Kitts, Lutchie, Mitch, Nice, Toni and Yen.

Must visit for me

Aside from a few domestic destinations that we visited this year, we are also planning to visit nice beaches on the other side of the planet. We are beach lovers, and I'm telling you, it's one major thing that I am considering when we are planning a vacation. Our place should be near a beach or any body of water will do. From television to magazines, I always read and see the beauty of Miami. Wonderful beaches and five star hotels surround the area. But if ever I will be given the chance to visit the place, I wanted to stay in this Boutique Hotel at Miami Beach, Florida. Indian Creek Hotel is really a total experience. It's a quiet refuge thus giving its guests a time to relax and rejuvenate during their stay. Of course, who would missing hitting the beach if you are in that area?

I have seen the interiors of the lobby and rooms , and I love the colors that they used . It is relaxing to the eyes. That's what I love about the place, you can relax and have fun at the same time. It's just 15 minutes away from Miami International Airport, and ten minutes from downtown Miami, so it is accessible in most areas. Rates come with a complimentary coffee and pastries too. And they have a wireless broadband connection too, just in case you might need to use the internet, everything is set up for you. If you don't want to hit the beach, you can take a plunge at their swimming pool with elegant landscape. Entertainemnt, Activities and events are also scheduled for the guests so be sure to check things out as soon as you arrive. I keep checking this site, because I am thinking, when can I possibly visit it with my whole family? It's not too far from reality. Soon.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Surprise! Surprise!

All along, I have been posting here that I am getting myself a wallet from my blogging money. But being the mommy that I am, I first bought Gelo this wallet as my Christams gift( and yes, it came purely from my paypal account) ..


Thanksgiving online sale was crazy shopping for me. I bought Joaquin four shoes :) 2 from Stride Rite and the 2 soft leather ones from Robeez (thanks to Toni for telling me this brand )






Even before the Black Friday at US, I already told my sister that I don't have enough money to splurge on shopping (nalimas na talaga ko). So she said that she will just use my dad's credit card for my Coach wallet. I am really not on a rush to buy but I'm excited to have one.. Ironic ba? Lol. So My sister showed me the pics of some wallets at Macy's and sadly it doesn't have a discount at all. Goodness . Gracious! I love to have one as soon as I saw it sa pictures. So I confirmed with my sis the design that I want for myself. I asked for a french purse and a mini skinny for my coins :) Wala pa kong pera nyan, at dalawa pinapabili ko. LOL. Ambisyosa! The mini skinny is around $48, that one I can pay asap, but the wallet..utang ko muna.

My sis went to Macy's and left my mom and dad at the grocery. It was a quick purchase and she just used her credit card to hide the real amount from my dad. She was giddy happy to show her purchases this morning. I can see it in her, she's happy with her items too. So, I made everything clear, on how i will pay her. She even said, "walang tulugan sa blogging yan". But she told me that she's not on a rush for my payments. But still I insisted with our terms of payment.
This afternoon, at YM with Gelo, we were chatting about my wallet and on how I'M gonna pay Ricca. But I was shocked to know, that Gelo already talked to Ricca even before Thanksgiving about buying me a wallet. It's just I'm so fickle minded with my chosen designs, I keep on changing daw, so he really cant ask Ricca which design to buy for me. Oh My! I was so touched! He wanted to surprise me at all. He even wanted Ricca to tell me na hindi nabili ang wallet, wala lang, to make me sad a bit and to feel the excitement again. But Ricca can't hide her shopping excitement, so ayan.. now I have my wallet.. And Gelo is the one paying for it. (Well, Im still paying for the coin purse). How lovely is that? It's like exchange gifts , LOL! Here it is..


And the mini skinny I'm paying from my blogging money:)



Thank you Gelo. You can't keep surprises too, just like me:) So now, we have to work hard para may malagay tayo sa wallets natin , LOL. Or else, mahal pa ang wallet sa laman ng wallet.. but nevertheless, I love it, coz it's from you :)

Travelling and the internet

Whenever our family plans to travel, I am always given the task to look for a hotel and schedule everything for us, from our flights, to city tours and even our shopping schedule. I love doing this because I find it easy nowadays with the help of the internet. In just one click , I can see what I'm looking for. I don't even have to leave our house. We had two travel vactions this year and we are planning some new ones for next year. It is goo that I found a site where everything is there already, Hotels, Restaurants, Attractions and Photos of course. Tripscore.com is one site I visit everyday because we are planning to visit Hongkong by next year. I budget would still permit, maybe we can also visit Bangkok.

Our family loves to travel, and we really make it a point to bond while we are on vacation. I am checking on nice hotels that offers group rates since we might arrive in group. That would save as much you know. Then, our city tour is already carefully planned on the places we need to check out within Hongkong. I am really excited with Disneyland, it's our family's first. Of course, shopping will be on our list. Having my sister in this vacation, we just couldn't miss shopping. Hongkong is a nice place to shop because they offer a lot of sale items for everybody. We might also try out the finest and yummiest restaurants in the area since we are all chinese food lovers. I'm dying to try out authentic chinese food hehehe.

I am so happy to see this site, I dont have to go elsewhere to find what I'm looking for. NOw, we just need to book a flight and confirm all our schedules. Oh, I can't wait.

Happy Monday

How's your day so far? Mine.. super happy monday!

Joaqui and I woke up at 9am :) Though our maid was out for a while, I was able to clean him up all by myself. I also went to the bathroom with him, I wanted him to sit on my lap, but he keeps walking around. Buti na lang the floor is not wet at all. But he played with the water :) I was also able to prepare Papaya for his breakfast.

As I went online, i had a few chit chat with dear friends, til Ricca appeared online too. This made me happy, really.. and what made everything complete? Gelo has a surprise for me. Well, its not a surprise anymore. I will post the complete story later. The little boy is still up, and he is invading my throne!

Anyway, hope your day is great too :) I was busy with online shopping recently , i need to bloghop :) I miss reading posts :)

Colored Diamonds

Would you believe that I don't have an engagement ring? I actually asked Gelo not to give me one, I am honestly now that fascinated with it I guess. I even told him that instead of buying me one, he just add up that money for our wedding itself. Our love story is worth more than any ring at all. Well, that is for me , of course. Maybe I'm not that fascinated at all. Our wedding ring is simple too, no stones of any sort , as we both wanted to keep it simple.

Few weeks ago, Gelo asked me if it will be okay with me to add two stones in our wedding ring, to signify our 2 years of togetherness. So I said yes, then maybe we can add one stone per year. We went to jewelry stores to canvass for the prices in them arket nowadays. I also checked online and found a website that has wonderful ring and jewelry designs. Wow! I am so fascinated with the Black Diamonds. I wasn't able to see one in a store, so I just check out the website and showed it to Gelo. There were also They also have Blue Diamonds that's really enticing, but something really caught my attention. It's the Black Diamond Rings that I saw at a magazine worn during an awards night. It looks majestic even just in pictures. What added to my excitement was seeing a complete set with necklace and earrings. Oh my, the simple studs are so elegant looking and I can imagine myself wearing it during the Christmas Eve mass.

I just wish Gelo can give me even just a ring or earrings. Im not fond of jewelries, but this one is something I really fancy for now. It's comparatively low in price and a good investment too. What do you think?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Be yourself

Thanks to Eds for this award :)

"Be The Blog" Award

"Be The Blog" award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can "be the blog" - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun."

I'm passing this to Alpha, Jen, Annette, Jean, and Macy


Preparing for Friday

It's my MIL's birthday on Thursday and her surprise party will be on Friday already. It si a simple family dinner, but still I am preparing for a few things like give aways and how to handle the whole surprise thing. We already have a simple plan, but we still need to talk about it.

For the mean time, I am waiting for my mom and my sis to go online. Why? I wanna see their Black Firday purchases. I can't wait. Heard they grabbed a silver PSP :) Yeeha!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Tickets.. More tickets!


It's exactly one month to go before the much - awaited Barney concert. I got so busy with a lot of things lately, the concert, shopping and preparing stuff for Christmas. I almost forgot that I need to get tickets for my cousin in UK. Yeah, it's his birthday on December, so I'm giving him a gift for his birthday and Christmas. This is the first time he asked for something really specific so I am doing my best to give it to him, as long as it is something available online, then I can handle it. I just need to ship items at his UK address. He is a sports fanatic, so I gave hima chance to see a game upclose and personal.

He actually had a change of mind of what he really wanted. I clearly stated to him that I can only give him one of his wishes. At first he wanted to see live tennis games, so I decided to check out available schedules for him, I was about to get his Tennis Tickets when he said that he just wants to see Golf. The British Open is what he is really aiming to see, so I am confirming if what type of seats would he want to have before I finally purchase his Golf Tickets. In a few minutes , he changed his mind again. Goodness! He keeps viewing the website that I gave him, and everytime he would click onto something, he would have a change of mind. I can't blame him though, every kind of ticket is sold there, may it be a concert or a game ticket. So I ended up purchasing Formula 1 Tickets. He chose to watch the European Grand Prix event and I got hiim the best seats. Getting the tickets online was so easy, really hassle free. I do wish we have the same system here. Everything was just a click away.

I do hope my cousin would enjoy watching the game this December, I know he feels excited, same with what I feel right now.

Ready. Set. Shop!

Okay, my paypal money is "limas"..wooohhooo!!! It's okay, I already bought Gelo his wallet, and 4 pairs of shoes for the little boy. But since it's Black Friday at US, and my sister is all geared up.. might as well have the experience. I will go online tomorrow, and she will send me pictures of her good finds thorugh her ever dependable Iphone. She can send email with pics from there.. we can also chat thru YM! So do you now have an idea on how our cyber shopping will take place? Nice item, place in cart, take pic, send to ME thru email, I'l receive it and give her a go signalfor purchase. That easy! The hard part would be the money ..Hahaha! I will use my dad's credit card then have it paid later on. Hulugan pa! Sana malimutan ng daddy ko na may utang ako :) LOL!

I have a few opps , but my mind is sooo focused with shopping! Do I sound pathetic? Goodness! Pano kaya kung ako mapunta sa Amerika? Bwahahha!

Anyway, here's a few info that my sister shared at her site, you can click here. I find it helpful for my fellow shopaholics out there! Common! Papalampasin pa ba natin ang chance na to? Oh my! Bad Influence na ba ko sa inyo? Aggie at Abie, wag nyo na sagutin ang tanong ko.. Alam ko na sagot:)

Wine Rack needed

The week before our wedding, my mom shipped 2 dozen of bottled wines for our male principal sponsors. We were able to use half of itonly, so until now, we have more than a dozen wine here because we still receive some as gifts last Christmas. Since our place is newly renovated, I am looking for a perfect wine rack that can cater at least 20 bottles.

I found this Chateau Wine Rack that can hold up to 23 bottles! Wow! An I find it as a space saver too, perfect for our little place at the dining area. I also love the hanging one, but it can only have 5 bottles. But really, it is a nice decor for the dining area. Imagine the wines hanging upside down! I might get this for my mother in law, they have a few wines at home and she can make use of this as a storage and decor at the same time. Hopefully , these items will be shipped before Christmas, I wanted to decorate the rack itself with garlands, christmas balls and ribbons. I saw these really nice grapes shaped lights that could give this rack that more distinct look. At last, our bottles won't be kept inside my mom's storage cabinet. They now have a palce they can call their own. I am also getting Wine charms from them, perfect accent for gift giving this season.

I am almost done with my christmas gifts for my immediate family, and I'm telling you, i feel happy with all of my purchases. I just don't have a gift for myself yet, do I need to give one? :) My savings is almost empty and I'm not nearing half of my shopping llist. I need to ask Gelo for some cash this time.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving..

Though I am here in the Philippines.. let me still greet all of you :)

Thanksgiving is a time to share and spread happiness to all those we love..

... so to my family in CA, Mommy, Daddy, Ricca, Tito Manny , Auntie Cris, Uncle Bert and Kuya Jon.. May this season be joyous though you only have each other as a family to celebrate. Next year, abanagan nyo kami jan! LOL! Feeling! Oh my, I know, Ricca and Mommy are all geared up to shop! I know! I know! And I envy you two! Gggrrr!

... to my relatives in LA and Chicago.. Happy Thanksgiving.. we will see you in December :)

... to my dear friend Erika, miss you na! Kala mo naman hindi tayo chat everyday, but hey, still I miss your company.

... and to all my Kababayans out there ! Happy Thanksgiving!

Feeling ko lang nasa Wowowee! ako LOL ! With matching shouting voice pa yan ah!

Gotta buy shoes!

Im busy with .. Online Shopping !

Yes, I spent my day browsing through sites waiting for their Thanksgiving offers. And guess what.. I bought 2 shoes for Joaquin with my Paypal money :) Go and check out Shoebuy. They offer 20% off , free shipping and no sales tax, what more can I ask?!? I only have a few money left now, but who cares, I have something for my 2 boys for Christmas, and its from my OWN MONEY ! And this is what I call Happiness! I will post the pics later.. need to catch up with my opps.. of course, that gives me money :)

Peel without a peeler

I saw the ads a while ago , and I was shocked to see on how a pair of gloves can actually peel a potato. Unbelievable? Well, go and check out tater mitts. I am getting two actually, for me and for my mother in law. I'm so sure she will love this product, it is really innovative. Imagine peeling something without using any blades or knife? It is currently on sale now,with a bonus vegetable slicer perfect for making french fries. So the shopaholic me strikes again. What are you waiting for, check it out and find out for yourself.

Get Insured

Speaking of investments, here's another one on top of my list, a term insurance. But this one is easier to get than a car or a house of course. For as low as $3.27 for adults every month and $ 2.43 for children, that is really something incredibly low as compared to other offers I've seen. Insurance is a form of protection for things that might come our way soon, it is more like saving for one's future. It is better to gear up for something unexpected. Save and enjoy your money in the future,that's how I'm seeing things now. Do you already have one?

Good investment

Apart from our car, Gelo and I are planning to invest with house and lots soon. That is really one of our goals as of the moment. A real state is one property that is really worth it's price. My eyes beams everytime I would see wonderful and luxury houses , whether up close and personal or even just in pictures. I recently saw this Arizona luxury real estate and I fell inlove with the whole concept and theme of the project. Greens were surrounding the place, oh how I wish we can find a place like that one too. They even have golf course near the water, would you believe? How relaxing could that be?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Shopping freak

I can't wait for December to arrive. Aside from Christmas , of course, we are awaiting goodies from my family. They shipped 2 balikbayan boxes, and both are filled with stuff for the little boy. From clothes, shoes, toys.. name it! My mom is so gaga with his first and only apo, would you believe that when they arrived last April, Joaqui has clothes of size 4T and 5T?? ! OA na! Like what my dad said, hanggang grade 3 , may susuot na sya LOL! They always joke about my mom's shopping finds, they have to remind her that Joaquin is just a year and a half! Hehehe!

Ricca got us those fab items from Coach. And tons of items for Joaquin again. Her craziness led her to this ..



Would you believe that my daddy even shipped coffeemate, nesquik, Hersheys syrup, and our ever favorite Yuban Columbian Coffee? Hahaha! Amerikang - Amerika ah! Love it still! Yuban is not avail here I guess. This is the first time that they are shipping out groceries, so good luck :)

And lastly, we have a few "kalakals" there. I will post the items as soon as it arrives. Syempre, timing sa mga Christmas Bonuses nyo.. LOL!

Vacation again?

I love going on vacation with my family. This year we had 2 beach getaways and I am still craving for more. Oh, if only we have enough budget , I would be more than eager to plan one again. But we just can't afford another one for this year. We are gearing for a few vacations for next year. It is actually a small thing as compared to my family's planned vacation for next year. They will visit Orlando and check oout the greatest destinations there, of course, they wouldn't miss Disney World. I can tell that they are excited already because they reserved a relaxing vacation home Orlando. Maybe next time, we can join them in their dream vacation. Who knows?

This made my day.



I am deeply touched with Jen's enrty at her site. Thank you Jen. You made me enjoy blogging for this recognition.. but most importantly you made me believe that no amount of money can ever compensate being a mom. Kudos to you !

I am passing this award to Melisse. One of the very few die hard SAHM (stay at home mom)that I know, and yes, like me, wala din syang yaya at all. Wow.. 3 kids ha! Let's see if I can level with that, LOL!

Papaya Craze at Bela's birthday





i told you, he loves to dance !

These were taken last Saturday, during Bela's birthday. As soon as he heard the song, goodness! he went all the way to the center stage and danced with Lilo the Mascot. At first he was the only one dancing, then a few other kids joined in. He wasn't even shy at all.

* * he spotted a toy bubble.. ayan they became freinds **

** nice meeting you Danie ( Kitts' litle girl ) **


** after the Papaya dance number.. bagsak! **

diet pills

My eldest sister who lives here with me is starting to gain weight. Well, we noticed it since last month, and since she just can't resist eating and munching all the time, her clothes won't fit her anymore. She got really alarmed last night when her favorite pair of jeans won't fit her. She has been using a diet pills for a few months but we don't see any effect at all. So I recommended a pill called the hydroxycut. I have heard a lot of good reviews of this product and she's willing to give it a try. Chrristmas is near, she needs to shed off a few pounds before the season finally begins.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Barney concert with no pics?

Is it true that we can't bring any camera at the concert? Goodness. I was talking to a customer agent from Ticketnet and she informed me that only cellphones with cameras are allowed at the big dome. Oh my! My cellphone is old school, there is no way I can get a good picture of Barney and his friends, not even a decent picture for us. We don't have plans of bringing our DSLR, i simply don't wanna risk, I can't leave it in baggage counters, no way. So I'm left with the option of bringing a digital camera. But I don't have one anymore, so I searched at the web to find a nice one. These digital cameras caught my attention.The colors are so me! Oh, I do wish that they will allow viewers to use point and shoot cameras. Pretty please!

Mommy and her big clapping ears!

A few weeks back, I was so down with colds but still managed to attend Joaqui's class at the gym. But before we even left for the gym, I asked Gelo a favor. Since I have the virus and I dont want to spread it with the other kids in the air conditoned room at the gym, he might as well be with Joaqui the entire class. Quite a big deal, because I always join Joaqui at class, as in ako lang, so seldom that Gelo would enter the gym. He's always the observer / photographer. But that Sunday, he was with the little boy the entire time.

The gym area is surrounded with Glass windows for viewing and I was looking at my 2 boys the entire time. Baka mapilayan ni Gelo si Joaqui since he doesn't have any idea on how to properly spot Joaquin with the skills (though the teacher is always there to assist). There were two other mommies at my left, a few steps away, observing the class too. Their kiddos are classmates of Joaqui. My big ears heard their conversation.. Syempre super listen ako.. why? They are talking about my SON ! ! !

** Situation at the gym : Teacher Clara performing a skill with Joaqui.

Mommy 1 : Ano ba ulit name nyan? (referring to Joaqui )

Mommy 2 : Ahh. Si Joaquin

Mommy 1: Mabait yan no.. and he listens to Teacher Clara.. he follows instructions, nakakatuwa.

Mommy 2: Oo nga, lagi nga sya kinukuha ni Teacher na assistant pag may skill. Favoriteni Teacher Clara yan eh.

A few minutes later, Mommy 1 approached me for a little chit chat. And there she said to me, how he finds Joaqui “mabait” ( yeah , I wanted to use the Tagalog word) and how my little boy enjoys the gym. She even commented, “Iba ang kilos pag matagal na sa gym, halata eh “ .. she is referring to Joaqui inside the class, with his classmates, teacher, and the skills. So the proud mommy said “Yes , 2 quarters na kmi dito, at first he was hesitant with teacher. But now, ok na ok sila. Though once a week lang yung class, may effect talaga, in the long run you’ll see it with your child din :) ”.

Oh my ! Literally palakpak tenga ko! Words didn’t came from my mouth at all. Other mommies were saying how behaved my son is.. and how he is attentive with teacher. Can’t be any proud. I was all smiles while sharing this to Gelo last time. And still I am until now.. Big big smile talaga!

Pretty and Sexy



Thanks Abie! Feel flattered with these awards.. MAy this be an inspiration for me now. Gelo said I'm eating a lot nowadays.. Gosh! wala pang christmas and im pigging out! LOL! Hmm.. the daddy noticed it.. so its true:)

I am passing this to all the mommies out there! It's great to be a mom.. and still remain sexy and beautiful as always :)

I am also giving this award to my sister Ricca, cousin Dorxie.. Love you girls!

Obesity and Surgery

I feel lucky on having this type of body frame. Though I eat a lot, I never really went bloated or fat. My post pregnancy weight is all gone now, I hope so. LOL. But still, comparing myself to other moms, I am still lucky. Last week I was able to wear my old jeans, my favorite pair before I even got pregnant, so imagine how I feel. Giddy Happy.

Last night, I had a chat with my dear friend who lives in Chicago. I asked her why she was gone from he internet for quite a while. I thought something bad happened already. But I was shocked to hear that she underwent a bariatric surgery. She narrated to mer her story and how she carefully decided to have one. It wasn't that hard actually. She started with a Free seminar wherein everything was explained. The company's expertise in such field, the surgeons, nurses and all the people who will work with you were all there. She said that at that instance , she felt that she's in good hands. The whole surgery wasn't bad at all. She just needed more time to reover after. Before out chat ended, I asked her to send me her new pic after the surgery, and she's so willing to do so. I am excited for her. I can feel how she regain her confidence after the surgery. I just wish her a speedy recovery so I can see a new lady in her. Can't wait.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Ricca


Yesterday was technically her Birthday, but at US Pacific time, it is still Nov. 18.. :)

Dear Sister,

Saying that we are so thankful to you is already an understatement. From my stuff, to Gelo's stuff and more importantly, for everything you provided for Joaquin. And it's not just because of the materials things that I a'm grateful of. You are such a sweetie , You never forget our family and most importantly you are such a giver. God is rewarding you always because you share whatever you have. I can imagine how hard it is for you to send Nhowel to college and give him allowance too. But I think you earn a lot huh!? Kasi you still shop :) As in SHOP! You know what? We are so proud of you! really !! A few people of your age ( 25 right?) can do such a thing. Hindi biro ang mag paaral sa college, but you manage to squeeze it in. You share with your house expenses there, and you never fail to shop for us! LOL! Kung ako yan, baka gumagapang na ko sa hirap:)

It's time for you to think of yourself too. We all can't wait for May 2008. We miss you terribly already. I know that seeing each other thru the webcam every single day is nothing as compared to holding you :) Take care and I know that God is blessing you all the time :) We love you!!! Kisses from joaquin!

I am Charlie Brown


Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character. Have you ever asked yourself what cartoon character do you most resemble?

A group of investigators got together and analyzed the personalities of well known and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this test.

Answer all the questions (only 10) with what describes you best, add up all your Points (which are next to the answer that you choose) at the end and look for your results.

Do not cheat by looking at the end of the tag before you are done.

Then ask your Friends to answer it. (Make sure to Highlight your answers)

1. Which one of the following describes the perfect date?
.a) Candlelight dinner (4 pts.)
.b) Fun/Theme Park (2 pts.)
.c) Painting in the park (5 pts)
.d) Rock concert (1 pt.)
.e) Going to the movies (3 pts.)

2. What is your favorite type of music?
.a) Rock and Roll (2 pts.)
.b) Alternative (1 pt.)
.c) Soft Rock (4 pts.)
.d) Country (5 pts.)
.e) Pop (3 pts.)

3. What type of movies= do you prefer?
.a) Comedy (2 pts.)
.b) Horror (1 pt.)
.c) Musical (3 pts.)
.d) Romance (4 pts.)
.e) Documentary (5 pts.)

4.. Which one of these occupations would you choose if you only could choose one of these?
.a) Waiter (4 pts.)
.b) Professional Sports Player (5 pts.)
.c) Teacher (3 pts.)
d) Police (2 pts.)
.e) Cashier (1 pt)

5 . What do you do with your spare time?
.a) Exercise (5 pts.)
.b) Read (4 pts.)
.c) Watch television (2 pts.)
.d) Listen to music (1 pt.)
.e) Sleep (3 pts.)

6. Which one of the following colors do you like best?
.a) Yellow (1 pt.)
.b) White (5 pts.)
.c) Sky Blue (3 pts.)
.d) Dark Blue (2 pts.)
.e) Red (4 pts.)

7. What do you prefer to eat?
.a) Snow (3 pts.)
.b) Pizza (2 pts.)
.c) Sushi (1 pt.)
.d) Pasta (4 pts.)
.e) Salad (5 pts.)

8 What is your favorite holiday?
.a) Halloween (1 pt.)
.b) Christmas (3 pts.)
c) New Year (2 pts.)
.d) Valentine's Day (4 pts.)
.e) Thanksgiving (5 pts.)

9. If you could go to one of these places which one would it be?
.a) Paris (4 pts)
.b) Spain (5 pts)
.c) Las Vegas (1 pt)
.d) Hawaii (4 pts)
.e) Hollywood (3 pts)

10. With which of the following would you prefer to spend time with?
.a) Someone Smart (5 pts.)
.b) Someone attractive (2 pts.)
.c) Someone who likes to Party (1 pt.)
.d) Someone who always has fun (3 pts.)
.e) Someone very sentimental (4 pts.)

Now add up your points and find out the answer you have been waiting for!
Put your character in the subject line and forward to your friends and back to the person that sent this to you.

Very interesting to see 'who' your friends are!

(10-16 points) You are Garfield :
You are very comfortable, easy going, and you definitely know how to
have fun but sometimes you take it to an extreme. You always know what
you are doing and you are always in control of your life. Others may
not see things as you do, but that doesn't mean that you always have to do what is right. Try to remember, your happy spirit may hurt you or others.

(17-23 points) You are Snoopy:
You are fun, you are very cool and popular. You always know what's i n
and you are never are out of style You are good at knowing how to
satisfy everyone else. You have probably disappeared for a few days
more than once but you always come home with the family values that you learned Being married and having children are important to you, but
only after you have had your share of fun times

(24-28 points) You are Elmo:
You have lots of friends and you are also popular, always willing to
give advice and help out a person in need. You are very optimistic and
you always see the bright side of things. Some good advice: try not to
be too much of a dreamer. Dreaming too big could cause many conflicts in
your life.

(29-35 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants: - this is me (")
You are the classic person that everyone loves. You are the best friend
that anyone could ever have and never wants to lose. You never cause
harm to anyone and they would never not understand your feelings. Life
is a journey, it's funny and calm for the most part. Stay away from
traitors and jealous people, and you will be stress free.

(36-43 points) You are Charlie Brown:
You are tender, you fall in love quickly but you are also very serious
about all relationships. You are a family person. You call your Mom
every Sunday. You have many friends and may occasionally forget a few
Birthdays. Don't let your passion confuse you with reality.


(44-50 points) You are Dexter:
You are smart and definitely a thinker... Every situation is fronted
with a plan. You have a brilliant mind. You demonstrate very strong
family principles. You maintain a stable routine but never ignore a bad
situation when it comes.

Try to do less over thinking every once in a while to spice things up a bit with spontaneity!

Thanks Pam.. I felt like a child again:)

Feel free to snag this one!

Job Search

It's been 2 years since I last entered the corporate world, and I can say that I am lucky enough in finding a job though I don't have much experience. I have heard a lot of stories from newly graduated students who happens to have a hard time securing a good job. More importantly, a job that is suited for their chosen field. Some would just grab whatever job is there, for the sake of having one for the mean time.

Last night, I was doing my usual internet search because I am helping out two of Gelo's cousins to get a job. I searched on a few of my trusted sites and got a few helpful information. I checked on some financial and risk management jobs for the one who graduated in the field of accountancy. I also submitted two resumes just in case they have other available jobs. I am now awaiting for a reply from them because it would usually take days of documents processing. I trust this site because they have been in this business for a long time and they really have a good reputation when it comes to successful job placements.

Monday one again

.. and we are already at the half of this month. And it means that Christmas is soo near? You started shopping for gifts? I had a few items from yesterday's visit at Shangrila. Nakaka inis, the Coach store was pulled out na pala. It was replaced by Kate Spade though. Would you know where I can find one? Wasn't able to spot a store at Greenbelt too. Wala na din yung sa Rockwell nila. Hmmm..

Anyway, its another week for all of us. Last week's PR dropped made my earnings reaally low. GGRRRRRR! I need moolah for shopping! Today I have a few.. good enough :)

Have a good week ahead!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Busy Sunday Again?

Hmm not as last week's schedule I guess.

~~ pick up my MIL from their place

~~ Joaqui's class at The Little Gym until 2:10 pm.

~~ Might visit Shangrila or Rockwell.. Im checking on Coach and Melissa at Anthem

~~ Might buy another Santa Claus at Lacson. This is addicting.

All set to travel again

Our most recent trip to Bohol made us invest on a good hand carry bag. I love the bag since it is sturdy, not saggy and can hold on a lot of things. You see, the last factor is important especially when you are traveling with a toddler. As early as now, we are already planning our trips for the early part of next year, so Gelo and I are getting a red Swiss Army check in luggage. Yes, it has to be red so we can easily spot our item at the airport. When Joaquin would get a little bit older, we might get him his own too. Our next travel plan would be on an international destination , so we are highly gearing up for that, yes, including the luggages.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

OPO!

Since Monday, Joaquin can clearly say "Opo".. another proud moment of mommy :) You see, here's a bit of our rule in this house (though I know, joaqui is not that into rules yet, but he shoud be aware as early as now).. Pag Tagalog, tagalog, pag english, english.. LOL.. We strive to make him bilingual at least. So as its not that easy to train him when he goes to school. I am curious though, for kids who speak English talaga, parang di ko sila nadinig mag "PO" or "OPO" ? Aww.. sorry but it's a no-no for our family. That's one Filipino value that we practice til now. Not only within our family, basta whenever we talk to elders. Yeah.. do I sound polite? :)

Joaqui answers OPO when asked in Tagalog. And Yes when asked in English. I hope he wont get confused :)

Let me ask you, how do you feel when kids dont say po or opo nowadays? Does it still matter? It's still nice to hear them in English but sometimes, I jst feel that something is lacking when they converse, and I think thats the Po and opo.. hmm..

Comfort Food

Tagged by Vina .. Swear.. nagutom ako :)

* My Comfort Food*

I love pasta and I am a super fan of Chef D angelo, well, Gelo and Joaqui too. My current fave is the Seafood Medley. The taste is perfect.. and it has lots of squids and shrimps! Yum - O! On a friday night, we usually go to SM San Lazaro for this. Kilala na nga ako ng manager. Plus SM Advantage card holders gets a free Chicken Ceasar Salad for every 500 food purchase. I actually applied for the SMAC just for this freebie! Their Carbonnara would be my all time favorite :)

If im on a rush, im happy with Mcdo's Cheeseburger Meal. The delivery man in our area knows me already :)

What is your comfort food.. yvette, pam, mhay, kitts and eds?

A credit card for me

Would you believe that until now, I still don't own a credit card? Not even an extension of Gelo's card. Why? Because I am an implusive shopper and it's one way of saving up myself from future debts. It's hard to stick up with the monthly payments, especially in my case that I don't have a mnthly income because I don't work at all. But that was before.

Now that I am earning a few money, Gelo said that now can be a time to have my own credit card. You know, for emergency reasons. So is shopping considered emergency? LOL! Alright, I gave it a try the other night. I checked on some Average Credit Credit Cards over the internet. I find it easier that way. I just love the website that I saw, because it holds hundreds of informations about different cards and I didn't had a hard time comparing interest rates, rebate programs and memebership rules. So would I apply soon? Yes, definitely. Christmas is fast approaching, and I need to shop for Christmas gifts !

Friday, November 16, 2007

Huwaaattt?

Air Philippines will soon fly to Caticlan?!?!?!

From what I've read at their site, the maiden flight will be on Dec 15, 2007. I am still checking on the rates. Would you believe that we haven't been to Bora coz Gelo finds this place too crowded already. And as you may have noticed, our beach vacations were mostly isolated places :) Takot kami sa tao, in short. LOL!

I would still love to visit Bora someday, I need to check on the powdery white sand :) And if the budget permits, stay at Discovery Shores? Or the Boracay Regency ba yun? Whatchatink?

I promised myself that I won't ride Asian Spirit again(after our flight last June 2005 to Antique), parang uneasy ako the whole duration of the flight! Cebu Pac and PAL offers Kalibo only, so there's no way we were seeing Bora, I said to myself. But now.. Air Phil.. hmmm i need to re think! I tried flying with them once on our way to Iloilo last Dec of 2006, and it was a good flight naman. No problem at all. Hmm and speaking of our Iloilo flight, it was an emergency operation for my FIL then. I called all the airlines and landed at Airphil around 6pm to book a flight.. we were at the centennial airport at 3am coz we need to pick up our tickets and hop on the first flight at 5am! Attack of the octopus mommy na naman, and mind you, Joaquin was just 7 mos then! Goodness! I was dead tired at the hospital when we arrived at 6am. Tulog ang lola nyo!

Haay I'm tempted, I admit. The daddy is asleep now! Shoot! Baka mabasa nya to?!?! Sabihin may maitim na balak na naman ako! Cannot be! We are planning a trip for next year ( i was able to convince him that Joaquin wont have a party on april, instead out of the country na lang.Wish ko lang , mag sponsor mom ko ng Jollibee party, LOL!)..

Come on paid oppsss.. pour in.. para matabunan na to at di mabasa ni gelo :) LOL! Or else I'm dead with my plans!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The second part of my Sunday

This is a continuation of THIS.

I then saw Apols. At first I never knew it was her, parang nag second look pa talaga kami.. then we recognized each other na. Wala pa mga kiddos nya nun, we had a few chikas. She's a warm person, too far from her blog stories and some of her pics. She looks younger and sexier in person (inggit ako, do i still have to say that?) She's kinda tense kasi nga di pa nya nakausap ung host. And so joaquin walked and ran at the premises, he even entered the party area kahit may iba pang party! Crasher LOL!

Time was kinda fast, befor I knew it, Apols invited us at the party area already. As usual, I wasa yaya to Joaquin while Gelo was the photographer. I instructed him to take snap shots of moms pag may nag arrive na. Basta nakita ko na lang si Aggie dumadating na. I met her once at UST because Martha and Joaqui shares the same pedia. Chatmate ko din yan about anything hehehe. Always ready to help out kahit na makulit na ko sa YM :) I love her kids. Sayang wala si Edil, walang naka chika si Gelo about Anime stuff :) Mato is really gwaping and Martha is stilll nag mamalditang bata.. but she is irresistable when she smiles. I was wondering bakit tahimik sya on our way home, nag milk pala LOL! EB tyo sa SM ha, wag na kay Dra. :)

Then parang nagulat ako, tumalikod lang ako sandali andun na.. andami! Shocked talaga, maybe this is one of the reason why Jane thought that I was shy at first LOL! Hay, ito na sila, in person! Jane approached me, and I saw her Sophia too. BIG Girl as we all say, Ate na talaga ang dating, so pwede na sundan. I admire Jane for being "bantay" to Sophia while playing. Though yaya was there at the play area, andun din si Jane, parang taga supervise :) from that instance I knew, she may have Yaya, pero todo bantay pa din kay Sophia. She could have opted to make chika to other moms, pero dun sya nakipag chikahan muna. Love that attitude Mommy Jane. With all the times na magka chat tyo, I never told you that, I reserved it for this post :)

Joy then approached me, Syempre she asked for my Kalakal agad :) She's tall nga , and girl, i love your bangs and your red shoes. Kala mo di ko napansin ano?! Sandy is adorable, Gawd, twice sila nag kiss ni Joaqui. and i Love her outfit.. preppy look. She's kikay , i can sense, coz she asked for my necklace "what is this?" while touching it. Next time il see you, il give her accessories! Nililigaw ko na si Joaqui sa kanya.. :)

Jacqui was the next one I saw, she introduced herself.. and grabe.. ma kwento sya:) Alam mo lahat ng pics mo, super naka smile ka or ur laughing talaga.. Jolly person. Super cool sa games.. kahit kalaban namin sya , hala, natatawa ako sa mga comments nya. Sam is adorable too :) And by the way, no stir, you look sexier in person. True yan :)

Thea was at the other side of the venue (as if nman super laki diba?), but I find her really nice and game na game talaga ha. Maybe next time, mas may time to make kwentuhan. Your little girl is such a cutie too .. And you don't look preggy with your dress, dont worry :) Feel glad to meet you and your family!

Jody was there with her 2 kids and Dicky. I was looking at her kids kasi they are prim and proper, especially Margaux. Grabe, parang ako nung dalaga pa ko LOL! Bianca loves the play area din eh, sinusundan yata sya ni Joaqui dun. I enjoyed being your teammate sa Sassy Mommies, talaga namang na hyper pa tyo kaka sigaw.. Bitin ako sa chikahan portion! Share notes ka din sa BE ha.. i have a few more BE here, tinamad na ko gamitin :)

Kelly, The Best Dressed! I love your top. Carry ko kaya to wear that while following Joaquin all over? And I told you.. your Glam Mellissa won't escape my eyes... You look reserved as compared to some of us.. But I know, you have a lot in store.. Next time bring Manu ha. I'm so excited to see you at the Barney Concert! Hope we can share chikas before the concert itself. Oh, and thanks for updating me with the new designs of Melissa, and the new store at Rockwell too. Hope i will have a size on Sunday, we might drop by:)

I saw Mich and introduced myself too. Then we talked about her orders na. Super thanks for buying, diba, girl scout ako, may plastic pa kong dala :) Alex is such a girlie, sa damit pa lang, pink na pink na hehehe :) You seem really nice eh, coz ur always smiling, when u smile, nawawala na eys mo, cuteness!

Apple arrived with Austin, and syempre super mommy ya, kaya late na. But its okay, at least she made it. Had a chit chat with her, met her before Joaqui's 1st birthday pa coz I got our Standees from her. She is such a kind hearted person talaga :) Very creative .. sayang lang, wala na talagang time to chika.

Lastly, Abie , weekly na lang nakikita ko na to sa Little Gym eh, nagsasawa na nga ako sa kanila ni Howell ! JOKE! LOL! Super chatmate, textmate, co - parent at the gym.. hehehe :) In a short time na nakilala ko sya, I can say that she is such a true person. Same with Howell, kaya Gelo goes along well with him too. I do enjoy your company, sa mga chikahan natin sa gym, short but sweet :) Happy Birthday to Bela... excited na kami sa Saturday :)

And to my new girlfriends, Thank you.. I really found a friend in all of you. Though the chikahan was a bit short, ok lang din. I just wish that our friendship would go a long way pa .. and other mommy bloggers can join us next time .. :)

Adelaide, Australia

Whenever I would read read something about Australia, it would lways talk about Sydney or Brisbane. I never thought that aside from those mentioned places, there' s still a place worth visiting. And that is Adelaide. I have a freind who is actually residing at Sydney now, but she will transfer to Adelaide by the start of next year. As early as now, she started searching for some Jobs in Adelaide, She is a gradute of Accountancy and I know that there is a big chance that she can grab a stable job there.

She also informed me that Adelaide classifieds are so easy to access even in the internet. She already found a place to stay and have s hortlist of shopping malls to visit, all because of the classified lists at the website. And since she is still single at 29, I encouraged her to try Dating in Adelaide, who knows, she might just land on her prince charming there. The last one really made her laugh. Would you believe that she is pretty and yet single? Oh well, I think her standards are way too high :) I wish her good luck in this new endeavor in her life !

my sunday before the party... super detailed kwento

Honestly, ngarag na talaga ko during the Party, buti may energy pa ko makipag usap and most of all eh magtinda ng mga kalakal ko (Thanks Aggie, I love the term!)

We woke up at 8am and had breakfast. Super timing din naman at nag day off ang maid and she was out of the house at 8:30 am! Napakarami ko pang gagawin. After breakfast, Linis muna ng bottles ni Joaqui, i know we will be tired when we get home at di na kakayanin ng powers ko ang maglinis. After cleaning, left it at the sterilizer na and washed myself up. At 10 am, Off to my supplier naman of my kalakals! Super bilis ko talaga namili. Before 11 I was back home. I washed up Joaquin already coz we need to leave our house by 12:30 to make it to his Little Gym class at El Pueblo. After bathing the little boy, I asked daddy na maligo na din. Basta ako dapat ang huli hehehe :)

While Gelo was taking a bath, I was attending naman to Joaqui, since walang ibang tao sa house who can look after him. Nag ayos na lng ako ng kalakal sa kwarto with a little side chat sa sister ko. 11:30 finally, nakaligo na ko. Ang bilis ng mga pangyayari.. I arranged Joaqui's stuff, and extra clothes for me and for him since we perspire a lot sa gym. Imagine, ito ang dala ko that day

1. stroller
2. joaqui's baby bag
3. my big red bag
4. an ordered bag that i need to drop off at UST
5. Paper bag for Nice's orders :) (yes, we were supposed to meet up at greenbelt too, sadly di natuloy)
6. Bayantel Wireless landline
7. Tamrac bag that holds our DSLR
8. Big plastic bag of my kalakals
9. a plastic bag for our exttra clothes
10. A plastic bag for our exchange gifts

Ayan, wala naman ako masyado dala, sabi nga ni Aggie, parang buong bahay na ! Evertyhing was lined up in front of our door. Oooppss, I almost forgot, dadaanan papala namin ung Invitations from Abie sa Puregold! Buti super lapit lang. Abie texted me na nandun na si howell, so I asked gelo to meet Howell and bring Joaquin along with him. Bait ni Daddy! Isang sabi ko lang.. Go na go! I finished dressing up, checked if everything is off na sa household. Wow! Ok, di pa umaalis harassed na ko!

Gelo and Joaquin was back in no time. I loaded our stuff at my MIL's Adventure that we borrowed (coz I already offered Aggie to ride with us pauwi, dahil kung ung car namin, maliit lang, gamit pa lang , loaded na ) . Haay nakahinga na ko pagsakay.. A few blocks away.. i noticed something! Crap! Nalimutan ko shoes ni Joaqui !! .. Salamat sa Bayantel.. I called my cousin and told her to enter our place since I left with her the keys at kunin ung shoes ni Joaqui! Pagbalik namin sa house, ready na at naka locked na ulit ang gate! Sayang ang oras.. Next stop.. UST muna.. We were running very late.. 1240 na nandito pa kmi. Good thing no traffic! My sis was at the Main door na of UST.

Hay, Namalayan ko na lang nasa El Pueblo na kmi.. Di pa napapahinga katawan ko, enter naman sa gym! It was just me and Joaqui , Gelo made a quick trip to Podium first for our samsonite warranty card, then off to Shangrila to get his reserved jacket. Yes, at nag taxi na lang sya para mabilis at di na mag park pa. Lucky me, the activites at the gym requires interaction with parents. Super tired ako at the end of the class. I called gelo and he said that he's on his way back to the gym and that's around 2:20pm. Cleaned up Joaquin, changed his clothes and nappy. Change outfit na din ako. Have you noticed, we haven't eaten lunch yet?! LOL!

I was supposed to meet Nice at 3pm at Greenbelt. So we exchanged texts that I will just ship the items to her. We were at Mcdo El pueblo then, having a late lunch. We have nowhere to go so we decided to go to Greenbelt na. The little boy was asleep , salamat naman. Hay, Swerte nahuli pa kami, we were at the yellow lane daw, goodthing Gelo used his password to the enforcers, at ayun, lusot! we were exploring Greenbelt from 3:30pm til 4:30 yata yun. And Even before 5pm we were at Mc Cafe already. Thus explains the reason why we receive the yummy blueberry cheesecake :) And there.. I saw Apols..

Ooopps til here muna. Para bitin :)

oh no..



I can feel it.. the rashes appearing to Joaquin since last week could be skin asthma. I really can't describe the appearance, all i know is that the texture is rough. Last week, I never failed to apply his Aveeno lotion all over his legs everytme i would clean him up. As in every diaper change, I need to re apply. It was effective because it made the skin hydrated. The rough part was gone and there were no traces at all. So the proud mommy told daddy that there's nothing else to worry about. But deep inside , I am having a feeling that it could be asthma of the skin because I have 3 nieces (daughters of my cousins) who has the same condition. My cousins would tell me their stories on when the rashes becomes active or what triggers the occurence. Wow! Lahat na talaga namana ni Joaqui from my family. Tsskk.. Last Sunday, since we were out the whole day (and I don't have the lotion with me), it became active again! So until today, Iam doing my Aveeno ritual. And now it is getting better again. I have observed that most would appear on his skin folds.. which is really a manifestation of skin asthma!

And that's not all.. After bombarding Joaqui with Vitamin C twice a day for a few weeks now, I was grateful that he is at the peak of his health. Would you believe it's been 1 and a half months since we saw his pedia? Yeah, the last one was his follw up check up after his confinement last Sept. 25. Today, we woke up with a bed weather.. haay sarap gumising.. only to find out that Joaquin and I have colds! Talk about the great change in weather this morning.. Ggrrr!

Anyway, he is asleep now,so you know.. this is my only time to blog :)

Home theater chairs

It really feels different to watch a movie if you have a home theater system at home. What we currently have right now is just the simple set up but we are so satisfied with hthe quality of the sound and images on the screen. However, we feel that we still lack something when it comes to comfort while watching movies. By December, Gelo will receive an extra money from work so he is thinking of getting home theater chairs to go with the entertainment system. I wonder how would that cost him. We need to check out a few malls this early to have everything fit within our budget.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Realizations..

(As posted at my own site.. let me share it here..)

I feel lazy in doing my paid opps, I have a few left and its nearing deadline. It’s not that I’m complaining though, I thank God for the opps even if my PR is now down to 1. I guess, i’m not in the mood lang. That’s it..

I am actually overwhelmed with the amount of money I have for now, considering I only started last September 7 of this year. Would you believe that I can now buy Gelo the wallet that I am longing to buy for him. I still have a few left in my account. I thank heavens for paid blogging, who wouldn’t?.. but this morning, I had a few realizations.

* I am now a slave of blogging and the internet. Far more than anything else, my first role is to be a mom to my Joaquin. I am not neglecting him at all. But I do admit that there were times that I just switch on Barney and Blue to make him busy or load him up with stuff so I can have my time in front of the computer. I’m too lucky coz my son plays in his own world. It’s not everyday though, but I feel sad thinking about that. Before, I already started potty training him.. but it stopped for a while when i started dooing opps. Bad Mommy! Recently, I have seen Joaqui’s developing reaaaallly fast. So I need to keep up with him. Starting tomorrow, I will only allocate time for checking opps.. And for finishing it too. I need to spend time teaching him numbers and the alphabet. I am so proud of my son, his memory retention and visual recognition of things is one thing that he is advanced than other kids of his age. He speaks clearly at 1 year and 7 months. And Yes, I am so damn proud for that! And I need to nourish the gift (sabi nga ng Promil), and now is the best time.

* I became uncontented. At first, I just wanted to try paid blogging for extra money. But after earning a lot from my Blogger Accoount, I wanted more. So i had my own domain .. Don’t get me wrong, I love my new site, coz I can clearly say anything I want. So I am thinking of keeping this up for myself , for my stories.. my photos, just about anything in my life. Currently , I am contented with my blogspot earnings. It’s not bad after all. Again, my daily life should still be for my son and my husband.

Last Sunday, I saw other mommies who are into blogging, and I felt really happy seeing them. I found friends from here, so there is no way that I am discontinuing my blogs. I just need to re focus myself on what I’m really intended to do. I would still do paid opps at my blogger , of course, but I have to know my limitations when it comes to time management. I need money for my simple pleasures, but my son needs me more. My family would forever be the first at all times.

This afternoon , Gelo opened a bank account at BDO, and he was asked to fill up information about his wife. So the usuals were the same.. Name, Address, birthday, etc.. etc.. Then there’s a blank space that asks for my occupation.. and the daddy wrote.. BLOGGER. I was actually bursting into laughter when he told me that story, but it hit me. I may blog, but my occupation is not a BLOGGER , I AM A MOTHER.

I am a Fan

Would you believe that I went crazy with a local teenage group when I was in high school? I would still remember the time when I was grounded because I almost had a failing mark at one of my quarter exams. My mom had to take away all of my magazine collections, pictures, and anything connected with the local teenage group. Now, I wanted to laugh out loud as I remember my fascination with them. Oh, high school days. A simple Signed Photo can really make me sleepless. That could even make me ecstatic for days. I also remember one time, when one of my friend went to a TV station and watch the group who then guested on a popular show. She was able to get autographs of our favorite group members which made me envy her that time. It was a personal dedication by the way. So imagine how I felt then.

After the said group, I really didn't bacame a big fan of someone at all. I may like the artist or singer, but not the point that I go gaga over them. I watch different movies and listen to different types of music, but I'm not particularly into somebody at all. Last night,I was looking over the internet for something to buy for my sister. It will be her birthday on the 18th and I'm thinking of a unique gift for her. I know that she idolizes Drew Barrymore, and she has seen most of Drew's movies. She even know the soundtrack of her movies, would you believe? So I saw this really nice signed photograph of Drew Barrymore when she appeared at the movie E.T. It is fairly priced, I should say, for something precious as this. Imagine Drew in her younger years. My sister will be delighted to receive this at their doorstep , I know. I just have one wish though.. a personal autograph of Drew Barrymore,of course, dedicated to my sister.

More Pics

Finally, uploaded the pictures from our Mommy Bloggers Christmas part last Sunday. You can click here. Enjoy the pics mommies :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

This is Fashion..

.. during the 80's.. You can check the items here. Yes, it features me and my sisters :) back to the 80's ! See you there!

A new car for us?

We are actually thinking of getting one a bit bigger than the hatchback that we are using now. But whatever happens, I'm not letting go of our Chevy, it's our first investment as a couple. We are just planning to get a Honda CRV to accomodate more whenever we go out. I am browsing some Honda Cars over the internet thinking that I may get to consider other models that they have. But Gelo is decided in getting a CRV. We also compared Honda Car prices with some other car manufacturers. And I should say that the price offered is very competitive at all. I never thought that they would offer discounts and freebies with a new purchase. We were able to get two Honda Car Quotes for comparison purposes. The monthly amortization would actually depend on our initial cash downpayment. I feel excited to get a new car for our family, but the decision would still be with Gelo, as he is the one working in this household. I mean, money would come from him of course. So let's see. Maybe soon, the picture of our new car will be posted here.

my 3 things

literally 3 things i can't let go of (for now..)

1. computer with internet connection - i use it to chat with my family and of course.. paid blogging :) I would go crazy without it.. believe me :)

2. our canon 400d - i just love taking photographs. now that joaquin is growing fast, i need to preserve every moment in a photograph..

3. my paypal money - it feels great to earn my own money after a few years of being a bummer , LOL! Thanksgiving is fast approaching, me and my sister are gearing up for it.. and yes.. my paypal money is tied up with a debit card at my US account.. yeeha! go go go na naman sa shopping!

Thanks Jane for this tag.. Fell free to grab this from me if you need any fillers for your paid opps :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Security Mailbox

How can you be sure that all of your mails and literatures are well secured? My sister almost lost an important mail last week because of the old mailbox that they are still using until now. She actually saw that it was partially open and left unlocked. A few minutes after she informed me with this, I immediately searched for Security Mailboxes that they can purchase online. I found this good site, wherein thay have videos to show on how their products works. So it saves your time from going to the mall and asking instructions from the salesman. Time is so precious for my sister, so getting it online is the best option.

I also offered the Locking Mailbox to her. There's a lot of designs to choose from and affordable prices. A lot of trusted manufacturers are listed on their site, so you are guaranteed of the best price and the best quality. Who owuld compromise price and quality over security, right?

Party ulit.. later na ang opps

Ok, my PR dropped, only 2 opps for today and i felt a little dizziness this morning. Hindi na yata sya little, because literally, parang umiikot paligid ko. Hang over ba? Or was it because yesterday was a long, exciting and tiring day? Whatever the reason is.. I feel better now. And here I am talking about the party again.

So we all want another meet up huh? hehehe.. I do hope that other mommy bloggers there can join us next time. Naku, don't be shy :) Anyway, Here's a few of my ideas and observations na din from yesterday.. (as if naman naka pag observe pa ko talaga, LOL)

** Schedule the next meeting as early as today! LOL! OA na ! I know we are all busy, so January maybe a good choice.. lets start the year by seeing beautiful moms!

** I'm thinking na may theme tayo every meet up.. Like a coffee night.. or a videoke session... a potluck lunch or dinner (with our to die for recipes! Hala, ano naman kaya lutuin natin?)... anything you can think of now?

** one thing we forgot.. introduce the dads to everyone.. teka, tayo nga ding mommies.. kanya kanyang chikahan agad.. i totally forgot to introduce Gelo to all of you :) sensya na .

a few ideas that i can share for now.. let me knnow the next meet up, para makapgdala ulit ng kalakal! LOL!

Party On... Pretty Mommies :)

** games for moms and kiddos**

** The Vavavoom vs. The Sassy Mommies**

** daddies this time **

** may objections pa yata si Apols , LOL**

** kids and the coins**

** yey! Exchange gifts na !!! **

** Joy, Jody and Abie, sa kids daw yung coins :) **

** jody, me and abie **

** parang wala tayong maayos na pics hehehe**

** HULI KAYO ! Sandy And Joaquin. OMG, si sandy ang first kiss ni joaqui aside from his cousins !**

Thanks to Daddy Gelo for the pics...

More pics in a while.. trabaho muna mommies :)