This blog is about my life. How I live it with the people I love. Adventures and misadventures in my life is journalled here.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Stop it now!

Disclaimer: Blog ko po eto, akin eto, so karapatan kong ilabas ang opinyon ko. Galit ako sa kanila. Kung saliwat ang mga ideya nyo sa ideya ko. Pwes, wag nyong basahin! karapatan nyo rin yon. Wag nyo kong pakialaman sa paglalabas ng sama ng loob ko sa mga panggulong pulitiko ng bansa natin. Nanahimik kaming nagtatrabaho sa Makati nanggugulo sila. Let's get back to business please.


Quarter to twelve, we're leaving for a meeting in Bonifacio High Street when my officemate, Jenz, told me that Trillanes and group are in Manila Pen. What the hell!!! Good thing, I decided to pack up my things, bring my laptop in case I cannot go back to the office. Makati avenue is closed already when we left. A lot of police and media people parked along the area and the uzis as expected are there.

I can't believe this guy, sabihin na nating valid ang issues nya, sabihin na nating may point sya, pero naman, tigilan na nya ang mga ganyang style! If he's serious in saying that he's concerned with the innocent people and all, he shouldn't have started it at all. If he's really concerned with our country, pwede bang pabangunin na lang nya, kesa dagdagan na naman nya ang dahilan para matakot ang mga tao dito sa bansa natin. Lugmok na lugmok na tayo, kung di sila magbibigayan lalong walang mangyayari.

Maawa naman sya at mga kasama nya sa mga taong manggagawa, sa mga middle class, sa mga office worker. Tama na ang away sa pulitika. Hindi ako kampi kay GMA o sa administrasyon, ang sa kin lang. Tigilan na natin etong bangayan na eto. Magkaisa naman tayo for a change. Magbigay naman sila.

Sasabihin pa nila sa tv, na ang gobyerno natin eh walang pakialam, na pati media at innocent people eh gusto nilang idamay dahil sa pagsugod. If he's concerned about them, he shouldn't have started it in the first place. Ano bang nasa isip nya nung plinano nya yun? na pababayaan lang sya ng government? hello!!!! mag-isip naman po please.

Nakikiusap ako. Tigilan na sana nila eto. Grow up please. Learn to give way. Hindi naman porke't naging successful ang military sa EDSA 1 eh ganun na lang parati, rebolusyon na lang parati, grow up naman. Maawa naman kayo sa kapwa Filipino nyo. Sawang-sawa na kami sa bangayan nyo.

Paano na ang Manila Pen? it's a very reputable hotel and they damaged it. Sobra!!! paano na ang events na dapat eh mangyayari dun? I read from Jody's blog, that there's supposed to be a wedding there tonight, grabe naman sila! hindi na sila naawa.

Tama na po. Ihinto na nila. Tigilan na please ang mga bugso ng damdamin. Mag-isip naman kayo. Pabawiin naman natin ang ating bansa. Dahil sa inyong mga pulitiko kaya ang daming mga mabubuting tao ang umaalis dito sa bansa natin. Dahil sa inyo kayo di tayo makabangon.



Monday, November 26, 2007

Summary of bonding with hubby last week

Been busy last week that I wasn't able to post our activities.

Wednesday last week, hubby & I ate at Nanbantei of Tokyo in Greenbelt 3. I just love this restaurant. Their specialty is yakitori or japanese grill. We got the bestseller - it contains 21 sticks, 3 pcs. of each variant - corn, asparagus, chicken wings, potatoes with bacon, chicken ( 2 servings) and pork. My favorite is corn and the pork. Their menu is so simple and the yakitori is definitely so simple but I love eating here. We had green tea icecream for dessert. And oh, the reason why we ate here? we celebrated my 10th year with the firm!! Oh yes! that's how long I am with the firm now.

Thursday, we watched Enchanted. The movie is sooo funny! and Dr. Mc Dreamy (Patrick Dempsey) is soooo handsome! I highly recommend this movie, hubby and I are laughing so hard while watching. Didn't know that the witch is Susan Sarandon, learned about it only this morning from the Morning Rush in RX 93.1. I can actually watch it again as I so love the movie.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

It's thanksgiving day in the US today. I am sad, although I experienced it twice in my life only (last year and 2005) I somehow miss this holiday.

I miss the Macy's thanksgiving parade, i miss the turkey, cranberry sauce, the pumpkin pie, and most of all, I will miss the Black Friday Sale!!!

whhhaaa.... i remember last year, ate and I went to Best Buy at 5am in the morning to buy my videocam. I remember being surprised to see the long line of people and I remember how funny I was because I went out of the car in the middle of the road because it's so traffic going inside the parking area. I remember ate and I hurrying up inside the store to make sure na hindi ako maubusan. We finished our electronics shopping muna before we had a good breakfast then went back shopping again.

this year, i am eyeing for the portable dvd. actually, i wanted to buy this na last year but francis won't let me. and that want wont go away as until now I still want to buy it. if i am in the US now, I will buy this. i went online to check for the black friday sale ads. and i saw a Sony - 8" 16:9 widescreen LCD portable DVD player for $169.99 from original price of $189.99.

Not really big savings but it still made me want to buy a portable dvd. hay...

Friday, November 16, 2007

A possible anniversary celebration: Cancelled!

Oh well.. i spoke to soon. I posted about a possible anniversary celebration here. And now, we're more than sure that it'll not push through and what's worse is same as prior years, mukhang magkahiwalay na naman kami on our anniv.

Why did we cancel? well, we cannot get confirmed tickets. Francis return tickets are still on waiting list while I cannot get any tickets going to and back from Singapore kahit na mag-business class ako. We're moving the trip some other time. Probably, next year na, on the next long weekend - Feb. 25.

Siguro the best anniv celebration we had was last year when francis visited me in the US. hmm... not an anniv celeb but a chance for just the two of us to be together and really had a good time ng kaming dalawa lang. That's the last trip that we did na kami lang. This year, we always have kurt with us, unless you'll count yung time na nag-abot kami ni Francis sa Singapore last March. He went to Malaysia for a business trip via Singapore and on his last day there, first day ko naman. So, nagkita kami sa airport, hinatid nya ko sa hotel ko then had lunch with his friends, pasyal ng konti then diretso na sya sa airport pabalik Manila.

Why we won't be together this year on our anniv? well, looks like I'll have another business trip somewhere. I'm still processing my papers for visa application and pag natuloy it'll be for two weeks starting Dec. 2 so talagang eksakto sa ming anniv. Hay.. i just wish he can go with me to this trip na lang.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Barney Live in Manila

Yipee! we finally have tickets for Barney's show. We bought it from SM ticketnet tonight and we got PT106, row A, seats 1-3 for the 3pm show on Dec. 23. Eversince I read in one of the blogs I visit that Barney is coming, I immediately informed hubby about it and asked for his free schedule. I really want kurt to watch this. I am so excited for the little boy. He loves Barney so much. He actually learned about Barney when he was able to watch Barney's show here in Manila last December 2005. He's only 1yr old then. He was only able to go because my brother have 2 extra tickets. And since it was a weekday then, it's only Kurt and yaya who watched together with my brother's family. So now, I am so excited and I can't wait! for sure he will love it. Barney is his only favorite. He watches other cartoons but he always goes back to his Barney cds. He has a lot na sobra. Soooo excited! i can't wait for Dec. 23!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Brand tag snagged from co-nawie bloggers

Was browsing through my fave nawies blogs when I saw this tag and snagged it = )

1) What’s the brand of your wristwatch?
Anne Klein (formal), Fossil (casual), Nike (sporty), an unbranded cute white watch I bought in Target and another cute unbranded bangle watch I bought in HK

2) What’s the brand of your bracelet?
My faves - Charriol, others - no brand kasi yung mga cheapo bead bracelets lang then the formal ones are unbranded from inay pa

3) What’s the brand of your cell phone?
Nokia - i am ever so loyal

4) What’s the brand of your computer?
Office laptop is IBM T60 while my personal laptop is a white Sony Vaio

5) What’s the brand of your bags?
Nine West handbags and laptop bag(i love the laptop bag I bought), Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Claiborne, Lacoste (my fave), RL (another fave), Samsonite laptop bags, Kenneth Cole. I mostly bought my handbags now during my two trips in the US, the last one last year was the most that I bought. Only bag I bought here are my Lacoste bags as it is cheaper here. I also have pala the free bags from Clinique and Obagi, hehehehe...

6) What’s the brand of your undies?
Bench body, Soen, triumph

7) What’s the brand of your flip-flops?

8 ) What’s the brand of your shoes?
My two boots from Nine West, Naturalizer sandals (sarap sa paa), Rockport office shoes, Liz Clairborne office shoes, Diesel casual snickers, other sandals that I bought in the US I can't remember na the brands kasi nabura na rin, Keds sandals, etc.

9) What’s the brand of your wallet?
Tibay ng Tommy ko na wallet, I bought in 2005 pa in the US pero until now ok pa rin. I bought na nga a replacement wallet when I had my US trip last year pero di ko pa nagamit until now

10) What’s the brand of your shirts?
Plain round necks that I use as inner shirts in the office are from Jockey, casual shirts I'm using right now are mostly stuff I bought in the US last year then puro polo shirts na from Kamiseta, Lacoste

11) What’s the brand of your TV?

12) What’s the brand of your cars?
Loyal Honda. Hubby drives Honda crv while ako, Honda city. Hubby will have another car this december pero di pa settled whether he'll get the Mazda 3 or the Honda civic

13) What’s the brand of your mp3 player?
Is IPOD video under this category? that's what I have which I very seldom use

14) What’s the brand of your make up?
Not a make-up person but I have Bare Escentuals bought from the US then my powder Body Shop, lip gloss nivea then other make-ups are from my sis in the US, different brands na. If i buy here, I always buy from Body Shop

15) What’s the brand of your shampoo and conditioner?
Garnier Fructis shampoo (last stock from my US purchases), loyal Creme Silk white conditioner user, Ilog Maria shampoo. I'm targeting to try Pantene after consuming my big bottle of Garnier Fructis

16) What’s the brand of your jeans?
if i buy here, i buy the local brands like Jag, Lee. Sa US, kung anong available na eksakto sa kin ang haba and maganda ang fit

17) What’s the brand of your laundry soap?
No idea. this is MIL's territory.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Dede and baby

Past 9pm today, tuesday, November 13, 2007, kurt, exactly 37 months old, hubby is watching Pinoy Big Brother Celebration Edition 2 on the tv in the sala.

Kurt and I are having our bedtime routine. We're lying on the bed, kurt's head on my arms, drinking milk while watching Barney.

Kurt: mama, no more dede, enough. (giving the empty bottle to me, he says enough meaning he will no longer ask for more. this is what i say when i don't want him to drink more milk)

Me: ok

Kurt: mama, dede? (pointing on my breast)

Me: with the question, caught off guard)

Kurt: See? (asking permission as he was trying to peep through my shirt and I am so stunned to do something about it)

Kurt: Mama, no more? (kurt trying to ask if my breast has no more milk)

Me: no more. (isang tanong isang sagot lang ako sa sobrang shock sa pangyayari)

Me again: You know what, you used to drink milk from mama when you were a baby.

Kurt: hehehehe (laughing, i don't know if because of disbelief or because he's insulted or if he just simply finds what I said funny)

After a few minutes, he moved his head to my tummy, he's head on top of my tummy while watching Barney.

Kurt: Mama, baby? (while he's lying side view, his head on my tummy, him facing against me)

Me: Ha? (not really sure if I'm hearing it right, so this reaction. You see, I am intently watching Barney)

Kurt: Mama, baby? (repeating his question)

Well, I was not able to react. Not very good reaction. I just kept quiet, totally ga-ga with all that happened. I am not expecting these type of questions this early. I am not prepared. Not yet! not now! Kurt should not be asking these questions yet! or he really should be? Thoughts running through my mind, like how was he able to think of these? thinking of instances when I mentioned breastmilk to him and baby on tummy, but I cannot think of any recent talks with him about this. Oh my! I better be ready next time for encounters like these. I have to give intelligent answers to his questions. He's starting to become curious na. I am not ready! waaahhh....

I know I have to blog this, I am creating this post on my mind while I was trying to make him go to sleep. I am thinking of a scrapbook layout for this moment. As I will definitely create an LO for this. I want him to read what happened this night, when he grows up.

Tsk..tsk...tsk... kids...

Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Beyonce Experience

Whew! hubby and I just got back from the Beyonce Experience Live concert in The Fort. And what can I say? GALING!!! as in! super! never thought that it'll be that good to watch Beyonce live, I am not really a fan you know.

So how did we get to watch it? well, everyday, we passed by the concert site everytime we go to work and hubby and I have talked about it that we'll go there to listen lang. We'll just park our car there, then just listen. That's our original intention. Things today changed when people in the office started talking about it during lunch. So, been telling them that we have no intention of watching since its expensive. Then learned that one of my officemates got free tickets from his brother working in Globe and wala pa syang maaya. So, when we returned from lunch, I am trying to convince him to just give the tickets to me. Well, he did not give the tickets, BUT! he asked his brother if he still have 2 more tickets. And whoa! meron pa. So that's the story on how we got to watch it. And take note, we got Patron B tickets!

We're already in the Fort area by 5:30, stayed for a while in Bonifacio High Street, ate donuts from Krispy Kreme. Bryan and I then went inside na, to kill time, we fall on line the Globe booth to get the charm bracelet, and we were to able to complete the charms naman.

Beyonce started at almost 8:30pm just a few minutes after hubby arrived. She is sooo good, as in good showmanship, good dancing, good stage direction, good costumes, definitely good show, all girls band, he only involved 3 men, and they are dancers. And, she's so hot and sexy! hubby can't take his eyes off! LOL! the three male dancers are hot too! LOL! not my type though.

She sang her songs and Destiny's child's music. Definitely galing! galing talaga! Last song: "to the left, to the left..." It ended at past 10 am but we got home almost 12 midnight na due to difficulty in leaving the makeshift parking area.

Monday, November 05, 2007

My very first...too

This is the very first time that I have received a treat. Thanks Tet you made me smile!

“Don’t just choose your friends making this cliquish and ‘just groupies’…Make NEW friends by choosing random visitors!!!.”

Hmm.. dunno where to pass?!

I journal because..

Kurt really grew a lot when he turned three. I noticed a lot of changes and been wanting to blog it but I cannot do so as I always forget to do it. On the day that he turned three, I heard him say "Barney" instead of his usual "Bay-yee". He also has a concept now of cause and effect. We can also more easily explain things to him. Its sad that I can't think of specific examples now, blame it on my epidural. What I can remember, the happenings of tonight.

I was in the bathroom, cleaning myself before I go to bed, when he excited called on me telling me to hurry up and see the tv. His actual words: "Mama, bilis! galing BJ! bilis" uttered really excitedly. When we're already down the bed, i was about to hug him when he said: "No touch mama! kurt back up! no touch! water here with fish" referring to his blanket and pointing to me where the water and fish are, then some parts of the blanket became ulam, rice, baon and fish.

I am just glad though that until now, he still requests for my hug. He won't go to sleep when we're together in bed unless I hug him, unless we cuddled first, with matching lots of kisses on the lips.

These are the reasons why I journal, on why I keep this blog. I don't want to forget. It's actually also the same reason why I scrapbook but since I cannot easily just create a layout when I have these ideas, this blog serves as my journal.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

4-day vacation in Batangas

Tuesday, Oct. 30 - I was really so busy already start of the day pa lang (mostly personal stuff kaya PL the whole morning). Paid my two credit cards then went to Landmark to buy Kurt's diapers (which can only be bought in Landmark). Had lunch with hubby (in Saisaki) then dropped by SM to buy Kurt's pajamas. I went home from work after lunch to check on kurt's coughing. After which prepared already for our trip home to Batangas later. At around 8:30pm, we left home and went straight to SM Supercenter in Pasig. It was just me, Kurt and Yang. We bought groceries that we'll bring home to Batangas then stayed for a while in Go Nuts Donuts, killing time while eating doughnuts and coffee. At 10pm, we went our way na to International airport to meet up with my siblings and Francis to pick up inay and tatay who's plane is expected to arrive at 10:40 that night from NJ-Chicago-Japan.

We arrived in parking B at 10:40 and according to kuya, per tv monitor, plane is expected to arrive at 10:50pm. Waited few more minutes then hubby arrived followed by ate gem and family. Kurt had too much sugar na buhay na buhay pa kahit late na. Playing paper airplane with his cousins. Plane arrived as scheduled then we waited for another 30 minutes more before checking on them. Since its not practical for all four cars to pick up on the arrival area, we've decided that the two cars just wait in the nearest gasoline station going to sucat while the crv and innova picks them up. We stayed in Total, waiting for them to arrive. After around 30 minutes, they arrived and syempre, hug-hug and kiss. We said goodbye to hubby as he's not going home to batangas with us yet as he still has work the next day. Inay rode in my car while kuya drove it kasi i'm not confident in driving on wee hours in the morning. While tatay rode the innova with Rani and all the baggage. Ate gem and family on their car.

We arrived in Batangas at past 2am, wednesday, Oct. 31. Had puto and dinuguan for midnight snacks - puto courtesy of ate ireen while the dinuguan was cooked by ate gem. Chika-chika then open ng balikbayan box for pasalubongs. I got a Lauren Style RL perfume and sandals. Hubby got a Polo Black RL perfume while kurt got 2 shirts and 2 pants and of course we have chocolates. Thanks ate! We went to sleep at 4am then woke up at 11am. We had veggies and sinaing na tulingan for lunch then ate gem cooked baked macaroni for merienda. We've decided to go to SM Lipa later that afternoon as inay did not bring any toiletries. So, we girls, with Hannah and Kurt went to Lipa. It was so cold when we got there, gulat ako, tapos raining pa. Bought toiletries and simcard for inay's cellphone. Had nilaga for dinner then everybody's so tired already and went to sleep early. Me, I waited for hubby to arrive from Manila. He left late na kasi he's trying to avoid the traffic. He got there at past 11pm and we all went to sleep na.

Thursday, Nov. 1 - For whatever reason, I've decided to clean my car with matching wax pa, realized that its hard pala. We then prepared food that we'll take in the cemetery. Kuya cooked calderetang kambing, i cooked spaghetti while inay made her undas tradition of sinukmani (rice cake). We left for cemetery before lunch. Kuya has already setup the tent early that morning then he brought table, chairs, banig and tent for kids. Kurt had a lot of fun, enjoy sya kasi he and his girl cousins were watching Dora dvds in Beia and Abie's portable dvd. They're so noisy inside the tent as they are replying to Dora's questions. Grabe! a lot of kids got curious so they're watching from outside the tent. Then when the sun went down, he played frisbee with kuya Janssen then later on with dada. Francis, Patrick and Joshua played chess against ate Swannie's daddy, while I read my scrapbook magazines, and tatay and inay played scrabble.

We stayed there until 7pm while kuya and the guys stayed until later. We had inihaw na baboy and enselada (green mangoes, onion, tomatoes, alamang and wansoy) that I made for dinner. Yummy!

Friday, Nov. 2 - we prepared for a visit to the grave of tatay's siblings and parents and inay's siblings and parents too. Tito Elmo fixed the flowers then after lunch we left already. First stop: the cemeteries in Rosario - we visited tatay's siblings and parents then we went to the old cemetery to visit ate's daughter. We then went straight to Lipa, first to floral garden then Eternal for inay's parents. Last stop is SM to buy dinner for that night. And this is when Hannah and Kurt had the pictures in the previous post taken.

Saturday, Nov. 3 - we had breakfast then prepared for our trip back to Manila. Exciting cause it's my first time to drive back to Manila from the house (as in whole trip, dati kasi I start na sa SLEX). Funny kasi both hubby and I had our cars, Kurt and Yang went with me while tito Elmo, going to Manila too, stayed with hubby.

Car park fun

Below are pictures of Hannah and Kurt enjoying a pint of mango icecream in SM Lipa carpark: