Friday, December 21, 2007

Holiday Greetings !

To all, wishing you a merry christmas and a blessed new year!

Let's have a happy and safe celebration!

Looking forward to the long holidays . . .

Yipee! It's the last day of work for 2007. We ended up eating our lunch at 1:30pm. What a way to end the year! We're supposed to have a short meeting with our Finance Director at around 11:30am but the meeting went on and on and on . . .

Anyway, it's the last day of work so right after the meeting we had our lunch ( a take out from yellow cab ). My other officemates went ahead of us in yellow cab but we ended up eating our lunch here in the office. We just went out to have our coffee in Starbucks after since most of them are completing their stickers for the 2008 planner.

I still have a few more issues to settle but I can't focus on work anymore! Let's reserve all of these for January 2008 . . .

Happy holidays to all of you! Looking forward to a better year in 2008.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tagged by Pat . . .

Five in a Row

Got this tag from Pat.

1. Name one thing you do everyday.- take a bath ( he he he . . . )

2. Name two things you wish you could learn.- driving and baking

3. Name three things that remind you of your childhood.- Vacations in Cavite, Patintero, Piko & Jackstones and Christmas Carolings

4. Name four things you love to eat but rarely do.- Sisig from Poquito Mas, Boneless Crispy Pata of Serye, Baby Back Ribs of Racks and Chocolates ( puro pampabata so in moderation lang kelangan )

5. Name five things that make you feel good.- long weekends, staying home with my family, playing with the kids, going out with hubby alone and having the "me" time every Friday.

5 people to tag for this - i think many of you are done with this tag already.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Thanks Trinity for this . . .

We are watching Disney On Ice ! ! !

Finally, I can say that we are watching Disney on Ice! Hubby got hold of our tickets last week. We'll be watching the 4:30pm show on January 19, 2008. We are seated on the upper box A portion ( UA 301 Row B Seat 1 to 4 ). We are watching with the two kids and one yaya. We assume that JM won't be 3 feet tall by that time so we did not buy him a ticket though. Just in case, we'll just use yaya's ticket ( he he he . . . )

Hubby and I are excited for the kids. I hope they would enjoy the show. Hubby and I on the other hand are also planning a gimik after. he he he . . . I hope the kids will sleep early as we are planning to stay overnight in Ortigas area.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Ford Finance-IT Christmas Party 2007

The Finance-IT Christmas Party of Ford Philippines was held last Wednesday, December 12 in our Director's residence in Ayala Alabang Village. The department was divided into three teams ( red, yellow & green ) and each will have a presentation. Everybody came in prepared with their own gimiks. Our food was catered by Queensland though our hostess prepared some Indian cuisine as well.

It was indeed a night of fun, laughter, food and entertainment . . . I can say that in my five Christmas parties in Ford this is the best so far . . . Here are some pictures :

The early birds . . .

Picture ! Picture ! Picture !

Go yellow team ! ! ! Performance level 'to!

Spammie Awardee . . . figure it out why . . . :)

And the winners are . . . .

Mega smile pa rin . . .

Walang pagod sa posing . . .

Ford Philippines Finance-ITEBI Family

Shopping Update . . .

Last Saturday, hubby and I went to Greenhills for our last batch of Christmas shopping ( so, I thought ). We arrived there just in time for the afternoon mass so we were very hungry already after the mass. We ate in RACKS ( yummy, yummy, yummy ! ! ! ) my favorite baby back ribs. We headed in the tiangge right after we had our lunch. We bought the gift for my nephew and some of Philip's inaanaks. Then we bought clothes for the kids and a new jeans and blouse for me.

After Greenhills, we went to Glorietta. We went to Toy Kingdom to look for "Santa's gift" for JM. We can't think of any other toy but a remote controlled car. For Kaila, it's a Disney Princess rubber shoes. That's what she's asking Santa. After the quick shopping in Glorietta, we went home already. It was another tiring day but I enjoyed it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A hectic week had passed . . .

It has been a week since my last post. I was very busy with work that I can't afford to update my blog. I miss blogging! Hopefully the next few days will be lighter. Tomorrow is our Finance Christmas party already. At least a break from all the work loads for the past few weeks. I've been staying late in the office for the last two weeks. I feel that I'm missing a lot with my kids. They are asleep already every time I arrive home from work. I'm really looking forward to the long Christmas vacation . . .

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

A weekend in St. James Bazaar . . .

Last Nov. 30, hubby took it a day off from work since it's a special day for us as well. We decided to go to Alabang with the kids and of course my mom & dad and my other nephew. So we have 3 toddlers in tow that day. We had our groceries first in Makati Supermarket and had our lunch in the ATC foodcourt ( Reyes BBQ ).

After lunch, we went strolling around ATC for a while. Hubby bought me a Havaianas flip flops. I was jokingly asking him if it was his Christmas gift already. :) Of course it's not! The kids were playing around in the lounge area. They were all running, screaming and jumping around. It was around 2pm when we decided to proceed to the St. James Bazaar in Ayala Alabang Village.

It was nearly 3pm when we got to the place already. It was quite a traffic from ATC going to AAV. Plus parking was difficult as well. It was a long walk from our parking place to the bazaar proper. The kids were asleep when we arrived so it was me, hubby and my youngest sister who first went around. I just told our yaya to call us once the kids are awake.

I've seen quite a number of good buys but I didn't buy first. I want to canvass more and get the best deal. The only thing I bought right away is the Baby Couture Bag. Since we are still using the baby bag of Kaila I think it was just time to buy a new one. We were going around when we were informed that the kids are awake already. We told them to go and we'll meet halfway.

We brought the kids to the playground and they enjoyed playing especially in the slide. I asked my mom if she wants to go around but she don't want. After their playtime, my mom and my nephew just went back to the car since my mom doesn't want to go around with my nephew in tow. We went around with the two kids. We were looking clothes for them but we didn't find good buys unlike last year. The clothes for the kids are much more expensive than those in Greenhills. After a while, we just decided to have our snack since it's difficult to go around with the kids. Kawawa naman yung may karga since hindi nila binaba yung stroller nung mga kids.

Hubby bought us some Yellow Cab pizza and we were so full after. After eating, we decided to call the day off since we are all tired already. We just bought mom & dad some merienda and we went back to the car already. My nephew was already having tantrums and I didn't see the text from my mom asking us to come back already.

Whew! It's really tiring to go out with both the kids in tow. It is indeed a challenge! This is the reason why we are delaying our supposed to be HK trip in January. Hubby wants JM to grow up some more and have the maturity of Kaila at that age.

Anyway, this is it for now . . .

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Question from Jenny . . .

How about you, ladies? What's your Christmas Day schedule?

Ummm??? We don't have any specific plans yet. It's either we go together with my parents to Las Piñas and Cavite to visit our relatives and distribute our gifts to my inaanaks or we just stay in the house and let the relatives visit us. We don't go to the ninongs and ninangs of the kids. Most of them are officemates so they just send the gifts to the kids.

Thanks Jenny for the question! I think we need to finalize the plans for Christmas. We really haven't talked about it yet.

Monday, December 3, 2007


We were reading the usual Sunday papers yesterday when Kaila was shouting " Mickey Mouse, mickey mouse! " She would usually say it aloud whenever she recognizes anything from the papers. So I thought it was just one of those logos. When I looked at it closely it was Disney on Ice in Manila. I got so excited! I was able to watch one of those shows when I was young. I can't remember what is was actually but as far as I remember I enjoyed it so much!

So, I want the two kids to experience it as well. I immediately told hubby that I want to bring the two kids to the show ( since we are delaying the HK trip we were planning ). He immediately said yes cause he knows it wouldn't be that difficult for us since we can bring in the yayas.

I told Kaila that we will be going. She keeps on telling JM that we are watching the show. Nakakatuwa sila tingnan. I can see the excitement in Kaila whenever she talks to JM. JM on the other hand doesn't mind it at all. Deadma pa sya. He he he . . . .

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tagged by Kelly . . .

Got this from Kelly . . .

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!

My birth month:

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.

The Twelve Months

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 Addie, Apple, April, Delish, Emz, Erika, Jenny, Jesse, Leah, Pam, Tet, Toni, Trinity and Vina.

Just a trivia . . .

Tomorrow, November 30th, is a non-working holiday cause it's Bonifacio Day so it's going to be a long weekend. Do you know that it's our 11th year anniversary as a couple tomorrow? Yes, you heard it right! 11 years of togetherness already.

Next month, on the very same date, 30th of December, we will be celebrating our 4th year anniversary as husband and wife. It is a non-working holiday as well. This time it's Rizal Day. What a coincidence! Same date and both are holidays in commemoration of our two national heroes.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

An afternoon in MOA

I almost forgot to post these pictures taken in MOA. See how "kulit" and playful JM is. . .

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A very bad dream

I had a very, very bad dream last night. I dreamt that my dad passed away already. The first scene was in the hospital. There was a man in the hospital bed but with cover already. He was dead. I didn't see my dad physically but I just knew it was him. It was only me in the hospital. My mom and my sisters were not yet there. When my mom arrived, she was looking for my dad's body. She didn't know that my dad passed away. I was crying so hard already.

The next scene I could remember was in the house already. We were waiting for his body to arrive from the morgue. When he arrived, we were busy re-arranging the furnitures and other stuffs. My mom was just sitting in the sofa. She was still composed. The coffin was in place and relatives started to arrive. Each time a relative arrives, I would break down and cry so hard. It was only me who would cry. I was crying, crying and crying so hard.

It was at this point that I was awaken by my dream. . .

A very, very, bad dream . . .

Monday, November 26, 2007

Yaya search is on again ! ! !

I know it's less than a month when I posted this last month. But the search is on again. Yaya # 1 has left last Tuesday and we are looking for her replacement. Yaya # 1 has just eloped with her BF. Thank God that the new yaya we have just hired can keep up with the new demand. Two kids with one yaya. We are very much satisfied with her performance and we are really keeping our fingers crossed that she can stay with us longer if not forever. I'm sure it will take some time this time before we can find a replacement since it's Christmas season already.

Recommendations are mostly welcome!

Christmas Update . . .

It's already less than a month before Christmas and I haven't started wrapping all the gifts that we already bought. Hopefully this coming weekend I would be able to finish wrapping all the stuffs that we have bought.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Can of PRINGLES as Coin Bank ? ? ?

Last Friday, hubby and I were in Festival Mall. We dropped by in Shopwise and saw the "buy one take one promo" of Pringles and bought some for the kids.

On Monday night, we've already consumed about 2 cans of Pringles already. I was about to throw the can that we have just finished when Kaila was trying to take it from me. I told her that it's empty already. She still keeps on pulling the can from me. Then she said, "coins, coins." So, Kaila's trying to get the can and wants to fill it up with coins. I was surprised! I asked hubby if she told Kaila anything about it. He said no. We were then wondering how she was able to come up with the idea to make the can of Pringles into a coin bank.

At least at this early Kaila knows how to save. Or at least to ask money from us and put it aside in her coin box. I'm not sure if she understands the value of saving at this point

Hopefully, as she grows up she continues to do this and later on in life the value of "thriftiness" will be instilled in her.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Our Christmas Wishlist . . .

Since there are a few days left before Christmas, I'm posting here our Christmas wishlist. I hope hubby will take a look into my blog before buying his Christmas gift for us. :)

Kaila's Wishlist:

(1) A pink bag ( mommy got one for her already )
(2) Rubber shoes
(3) Pink shirts / blouses
(4) A toy ( not sure what toy she wants - they have enough toys already! )
(5) School stuffs ( in pink or in disney princess design )

JM's Wishlist:

(1) A nice remote controlled car
(2) Any musical intrument ( perhaps a drum set )
(3) Shirts / Polo
(4) Activiy books

Mommy's Wishlist:

(1) A new watch
(2) A nice bag
(3) A nice wallet
(4) House shorts / dress
(5) I'm thinking more . . . he he he . . .

There goes our Christmas wishlist . . .

Our Christmas tree . . .

The Christmas season officially started for us last October 27 when we decorated our Christmas tree right after we had our first Christmas shopping. It was supposed to be a surprise for the kids but while decorating they were awakened so they joined us in decorating the tree.
Here are some pictures of our Christmas tree:

It's Chrismas time . . . 39 days to go!

Oh, well, it's just 39 days before Christmas. It's my favorite time of the year! I guess it's every body's favorite time of the year as well. All the people are busy preparing gifts for their loved ones, decorating the house, preparing the Christmas menu, preparing for the Christmas parties, buying gifts for the kris kringle, a lot of balikbayan relatives and so on and so forth. There are a lot of reasons to be merry on this time of the year. But of course we should not forget the real reason for the season. It's the birth of our saviour so let's not forget to prepare ourselves spiritually as well.

Ummm? I'll try to write some Christmas stuffs here . . . I'll start with my favorite Christmas song. Here it goes :

The Christmas Song

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping on your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Will help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight
They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is going to spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly
And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although its been said many times, many ways,
Merry Christmas to you

There goes my favorite Christmas song . . .

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A productive day . . .

I was on leave yesterday for a check-up in Asian Hospital. I had this "mass" in my upper left chest way back in college. Medyo namaga lang sya this past week that's why kinulit ako ni hubby na ipatingin na. When my mom saw it as well sabi rin nya ipatingin ko na rin daw. So, I took a leave the whole day while hubby reported to work. So, iintayin ko pa sya matapos with his stuffs sa office.

Early morning, I went to this school near our place to check if it's within our standard of a pre-school for Kaila. We've had our rounds about two months ago with some of the schools and none of them passed our standard. Actually, hubby wants to enroll Kaila in CSA but I told him not in her pre-school years since she'll be travelling from Cabuyao to San Pedro. I think that would be too much for a three year old kid. So basically, I want a pre-school just within our area.

So I went to this school ( St. John's Wort Montessori ) and inquired of their pre-school program. The school is just 5 to 10 minutes from our place. I was accommodated by teacher Riza. I asked all the questions and concerns I have in mind at that time. I also took a peek in their kinder and prep classes at that time. I can say that I'm quite satisfied and excited at the same time. Though we are still on debate when Kaila will start schooling. Personally, I want her to start by January so that she'll have a feel of it by June. My parents wouldn't want her to go to school yet because JM will be left out at home. But I this is my concern as well. I even asked if they would accept a 2 year old in their nursery class so that Kai and JM can go to school together. They said that it's too early for a two year old. They can consider a 2.5 year old though. Let's just see what will happen by then. At least I have already chosen a school for the kids already. I'll just bring Philip and the kids the next time I visit the place so that they can sit in in their class.

After the school, I went to LTO Biñan to get my student permit. I was supposed to have my driving lessons in A1 last September but I couldn't sqeeze it in my schedule. It took me about two hours to have my student permit since a lot were applying for their licenses. Anyway, at least I have it right now so what I have to do next is have my schedule with A1. I just don't know when will I be able to have it. Hopefully I can schedule it and finish the 10 hours within 2007. Para naman may accomplishment ako for myself this year. :)

After LTO, I dropped by in Jollibee Olivarez to buy some lunch. Philip texted me that he still has to finish some work so he asked me to buy my lunch because he knows that I'm hungry already. Ayaw nya magutom ako at baka mag-away lang kami. Weakness yata naming dalawa ang magutom. :) Pareho kaming nag-iinit ang ulo kapag gutom na.

So I was in his office just in time for lunch time. I ate my food already because I am really hungry. Philip was still working at that time. Just before 1pm we were able to leave and head for Asian Hospital in Alabang. We were lucky that there was no traffic that time. We were there in just 15 minutes.

We went straight to the HMO coordinator since I will be using my company health card. I asked for the accredited surgeon and it's Dr. Pagdanganan. His schedule is at 3pm. So we still have more than an hour of waiting time. Philip asked me if I wanted to go to Festival Mall first but I declined. I'm so tired already for the past days due to my work load. We just waited in the waiting area of the fifth floor while watching a movie in HBO channel.

It was past 3pm and the doctor is not yet in. I went to the clinic and check with the coordinator and she said that he's on his way already. Around 3:20 pm the coordinator already called me. In the clinic was a lady doctor. I thought Ernest Padanganan was a "he". Medyo naconfuse tuloy ako. Then she explained that Dr. Pagdanganan is out for a convention so she's taking his place for awhile.

She started to ask me of my condition why I'm seeking for a consultation. I showed to her the "mass" in my upper left chest. It's like a big pimple na super namamaga na medyo red na nagviviolet yung ibang area. The last time kasi na namaga sya ng husto was in June 2003 while I was on vacation in Canada kaya memorable sya. The doctor immediately knew what it was. She calls my condition as "sebaceous cyst". Nothing serious and nothing to worry about. The sebaceous gland was blocked that's why there's a mass formation already. It will be my call if I'll have it operated or not. Syempre I asked if it will have a scar. She assured me na parang line lang naman daw. Di naman ako keloidal eh so minimal lang daw yung magiging mark.

Hubby asked yung procedure for the operation. It will just be a 30-minute out patient operation. Pero natatakot pa rin ako. Sabi ko nga kay hubby mas gusto ko pa manganak na lang ulit ako kesa magpa-opera. But since namamaga pa yung mass she prescribed an antibiotic kasi di sya pwede operahan ng ganun. Healing will take longer daw pag ganun. So I just have to go back pag wala na yung maga. Hopefully by next week ok na sya. Right now kasi magang-maga pa rin. Parang walang effect yung antibiotic. Although nung last time na namaga sya eh wala naman akong ginawa. Kusa lang na nawala. Yun nga daw yung risk or disadvantage kung di ako magpapaopera. It will be recurring.

After the consultation, we went to Festival for a snack. Hubby will treat me daw kasi masaya sya at nothing serious yung condition ko. We just ate pasta and pizza sa Sbarro. We went around sandali but hubby needs to go back to work. Medyo critical kasi since nasa transition phase sila from EPCI to BDO kaya maya't maya may tumatawag sa kanya. Sabi ko iwan na lang ako to buy some stuffs for the kids.

I went around for a while but I went home din around 6pm. Hay, at least marami akong na-accomplish that day. Thank God that I'm ok and healthy.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hospital Pictures . . .

Hay, sakit ng tusok sa 'kin!

I'm surrounded by the beautiful ladies in my life . . . where's Ate Kai?

Gigil ako! I can't live without my pillow . . .

Ano kaya mapanood ko? Kakasawa na eh . . .

Gusto ko carry lang ako ni Mommy . . .

Lapit na ko lumabas . . .

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Our first hospital confinement experience

I am very proud to say that both my kids are very healthy. Seldom do they get sick and nothing serious that's why it never entered my mind that we would be experiencing this. As a matter of fact, my health card was not with me when I needed it.

Last October 29 at around 6pm, JM started to vomit. We thought that is was just a simple indigestion or something because he ate ice cream during merienda. He continued to vomit several times so I asked hubby to buy a medicine and electrolyte already. For a while, he was able to sleep because he was too weak due to vomiting. After about an hour, he was awake and back to his playful nature. So he's ok already. Around 10pm, we put him to sleep already with about 5 ounces of milk. I'm hoping that he won't vomit anymore. At about 1am, he was awake and vomited again. This time I'm getting nervous already. Hubby told me to give JM the electrolyte. I put it in his bottle and he was able to drink it. He was asleep again. At around 3:30am, he was awake again and vomited the electrolyte. So this is it! We need to bring him to the hospital already. He might be dehydrated because he can't take in anything.

I already started to prepare our things and I took a quick bath. My SIL and MIL was already there waiting for us. We were in the hospital just before 5am. The usual question and answer took place in the ER. While waiting for the doctor, hubby was already in the admission office. I also answered some forms since I'll be using my health card.

When it's already time to put the IV, all of us were there and holding JM. He is very strong! All the four of us we're holding him tight while the nurse is trying to locate where to pinch in the needle. But they were really having a hard time looking for the right spot. They tried it once and twice but none. JM was crying out loud that time. Mommy Nol was crying as well. It's really painful to see him like that. This time nagtaray na si MIL. Dapat daw yung resident doctor ang magturok since baby yung pasyente. Kaya we waited for the doctor to come. While waiting, another nurse came to get blood samples for the laboratory tests. JM was crying again. This time Mommy is stronger already. No more tears. :)

When the doctor arrived, she too was having a hard time to locate the right spot. She was trying on both hands but no good. That's why it ended up on JM's feet. After a while, we were already heading to our room. JM seems very tired already. He was asleep in no time at all.

I already started texting my office mates and called my mom. It's my mom's birthday the following day. My sisters and I were planning to treat my mom for a good buffet dinner somewhere in Alabang and at the same time for the kids to experience their first trick or treat. But at this time, we were unsure if this will push through.

Hubby and I were just in our room waiting for the doctor to come. JM had here first milk again during noon. After a few hours he vomited again. This time JM already have a fever. We're already praying that it is nothing serious.

At about 4pm, the doctor came and checked on JM. The usual question and answer again on his condition. Then, he informed us that the result of the blood test showed a bacteria in his white blood cells. This is an indication of acute gastroenteritis though he wants to see the other lab results. This means we still have to stay longer. We have not yet provided the urine and stool sample.

So, it's our first night and I have to stay on his bedside. I am frequently awaken every time the nurses came to check on him. I barely had a sleep. JM's fever is on and off. The last recorded fever was on the morning of the 31st. This time no more vomiting for a day already. We thought we would be discharge in the afternoon already.

In the morning, we were able to submit the urine sample. I was hoping he doesn't have a UTI just like me and Ate Kai. Another day of watching TV and a lot of naps during the day. The doctor came and checked on JM's condition. He is already better compared to yesterday's condition. We asked if we can go home already since he is not vomiting anymore. But according to the doctor JM should be fever free for 24 hours before we can be discharged. So, it means another night in the hospital.

In the afternoon, my sisters came to visit and brought some food since they had a small get together at home for my mom's birthday. It was also a time for picture taking since my brother in law brought his camera. JM was already makulit this time cause he's feeling better already. He's trying to remove the IV and he's trying to get down from the bed. It's more difficult to take care of him at this time.

Night time came, I'm already hoping that JM won't have a fever at all. A slight fever tonight means another 24 hours of waiting. Thank God that JM didn't have fever over the night and completely no vomiting. I know we will be discharged already. I have already packed up our things and just waiting for the rounds of the doctor.

Since it's November 1, the doctor came in earlier than his usual rounds so that he can discharge us early. He checked on JM and everything is clear now. He didn't find anything in the urinalysis. Buti na lang hindi mana sa amin ni Ate Kai. We're all set to go home. I miss Ate Kai so much!

I texted my mom already so that they can fetch us from the hospital. At that time, they were still in Cavite to visit my lola's grave and other relatives. Still have time to rest. They came in after lunch and we're ready to go home!

Oh, well . . . A part of the supposed to be long weekend was spent in the hospital. I hope there won't be any next time . . .

I really hate the feeling when the kids are sick . . . Kung pwede lang talaga na kunin na lang yung sakit nila :)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Christmas Shopping Update . . .

Oh, well. . . We pushed through with the original plan of going shopping even without 1 yaya. I just asked my youngest sister to come over our house to be with the kids.

It was a breeze . . . Not sure if it's still because of the Glorietta blast or the barangay election because there were a few people in everywhere we've been to. Yes, we've been to Divisoria, Greenhills and Glorietta. Galing namin no!

We were able to buy Christmas decors, stuffs for the house, gift wrappers, gifts for the kids of my officemates, gifts to my inaanaks, some gifts for the kids and other stuffs. I can say that I'm halfway through my Christmas shopping as early as now. Family members na lang yung bibilihan ko the next time na umalis ulit kami.

Yaya search is over . . .

After over a week of yaya searching, we were able to have one yesterday. Di masyado ramdam because of the holidays. She was referred to us by our neighbor. Actually, a distant relative of hers.

I find her ok. She is married but separated already that's why she wants to get busy and move on. They had a child but he/she died of leukemia.

Click naman sila agad ni Kaila. She was teaching Kaila to write. Medyo over qualified nga sya to be just a yaya kasi she was able to reached second year college. I'm just hoping tumagal sya kasi mukhang ok na rin sya to be a tutor to Kaila by the time she starts schooling in June.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed . . .

Tagged by Jane

1. Are you good at hiding your feelings? Not really. I'm transparent.

2. How can we tell that you're already irritated? I'm all the more quiet.

3. How do you treat the person that obviously doesn't like you? I just ignore him/her.

4. What usually ruins your mood? Change of plans.

5. Who do you see everyday that you wish you just wouldn't at all? Old beggars.

6. When was the last time that you had a good cry? Ummm, can't remember already.

7. How often do you shop for clothes? I usually go malling on Fridays but I don't buy clothes that often.

8. Who's your long-time crush? La naman

9. Someone you just had a crush on? Wala eh . . .

10 . Do you have something that you wish you just don't? A lot of hairs . . . ( I'm so balbon )

11. Do you sometimes crave for something that isn't there? Sometimes

12 . Do you wish to live in a faraway land where nobody knows you? Not really

13. Have you kissed a total stranger? No.

14. What do you want to do at this moment? I want to have a good sleep.

15 . The worst feeling? When the kids are sick.

16. How about the best? When I breastfed the kids even just for a month.

17. Ever given your number to someone you dislike? No.

18. What will you say to the one reading this right now? Enjoy the day!

19. What/Who do you need right now? I can't think of any right now.

20 . Happy with your life? Definitely!

I'm tagging Apols, Pat and Jenny . . .

Friday, October 26, 2007

Postponed Christmas Shopping? ? ?

Since yaya # 2 has left, I'm not sure if we will push through with our scheduled Christmas shopping tomorrow. We're planning to go to 168 and Greenhills to buy some Christmas stuffs, decors and gifts as well.

Not sure if we can leave the two kids with just one yaya . . . hu hu hu . . . The excitement is gone and naiinis ako sa yayang umalis!

Yaya search is on again ! ! !

I'm still here at the office doing some on-line trainings that needs to be finished by the 31st when I got a call from hubby informing me that yaya # 2 has left.

I asked him to call the house and ask what happened cause the 2 yayas might have fought over something. He called again and said that yaya # 2 is going to Quezon where the BF is. We are suspecting that she is pregnant because she confided to yaya # 1 that she is already delayed.

I am again worried about Kaila since she is the one affected by this situation. When her first yaya left she really cried over it. I have to explain to her that it's not her fault that's why the yayas are leaving. I'm just telling her that just like you they are missing their moms that's why they are going home already.

Hope to find a good yaya soon . . .

Tagged by Jody . . .

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night? Hubby

2. What were you doing at 0800? in front of my PC doing some last minute emails before the teambuilding activity

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Still here in front of my PC - working.

4. What happened to you in 2006? I had a training in Bangkok so hubby and Kaila followed me to spend some time there.

5. What was the last thing you said out loud? I'm very soft spoken . . . he he he . . .

6. How many beverages did you have today? a cup of coffee, 1 glass of water and 1 can of soda

7. What color is your hairbrush? I don't have a hair brush

8. What was the last thing you paid for? toll fee from Alabang going back to the office this afternoon

9. Where were you last night? in the office

10. What color is your front door? brown

11. Where do you keep your change? coin purse

12. What’s the weather like today? it's sunny in the morning but it looks like it's going to rain already

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor? anything chocolate

14. What excites you? going home and be with the kids

15. Do you want to cut your hair? Ummm . . . maybe a color treatment to hide my white hairs

.16. Are you over the age of 25? yes

17. Do you talk a lot? No

18. Do you watch the O.C.? No.

19. Do you know anyone named Steven? No.

20. Do you make up your own words? No.

21. Are you a jealous person? Not really. It depends I guess.

.22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’. Anna

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K'. Kay

24. Who’s the first person on your received call list? Daddy Philip

25. What does the last text message you received say? ha ha ha . . . wag na lang . . . galing sa boss ko . . . may iniintay kasi kaming email and di maganda yung reply. i texted my boss about the email kaya napamura sya . . . he he he . . .

26. Do you chew on your straw? No

27. Do you have curly hair? No

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to? probably home

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life? La ako maisip

30. What was the last thing you ate? Chicken bbq and boneless crispy pata from Serye

31. Will you get married in the future? I'm married already.

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks? I haven't watched any movie for so long . . .

33. Is there anyone you like right now? I'm already married so no one.

34. When was the last time you did the dishes? the other night yata

35. Are you currently depressed? No.

36. Did you cry today? No.

37. Why did you answer and post this? Jody tagged me and this is my first time to do it

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey: Autumn, Erica, Jane, Marie and Emz

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I hate OT's ! ! !

Oh, well . . . It's almost 10pm and I'm still here at the office. I hate it when I have to stay late in the office and do a lot of tasks.

I miss my kids ! ! ! By the time I get home most probably JM is asleep already. Kai most of the time is still awake. She would really wait for me to be home. But I don't want her to stay up that late. Mabilis makapayat ang puyat. . .

Anyway, I'll be leaving in a little while. Technically, tomorrow is a no work day since our Department is having a team building session. But I still have to do and submit some more reports.

Thank God it's Friday and we're heading for a long weekend. Yipee!

New found friends . . .

With barely a week after my first post, I have found quite a handful of friends through this blog. Honestly, I'm enjoying it and I could say that it's addicting! Even though most of these friends are the same people from one of my e-groups, I find this one more personal since I could already associate the name with faces. I get to know more about them and their families especially their kids. I also get to learn a lot from their experiences and hopefully they could learn from my experiences as well.

I also get excited to open my blog and see if there are new messages in the chat box or comments from my posts. Thanks to all of you who have visited my site. It's inspiring to blog more and more.

Oh, well. . . this is it for now . . .

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

More Pictures . . .

Kaila is like a grown up lady already . . .

At her age, Kai knows how to apply make-up . . .

Ate Kai shows her nice teeth . . .

Ate Kai wants to go to school na . . .

Ate Kai is reading her book . . .

Here's the killer smile . . .

Smile pa rin ng smile . . .

Super excited si JM . . .

Ate, appear tayo!

Ate, nasasakal ako . . . ( smile pa rin )

Monday, October 22, 2007

My happiness . . .

At this point of my life, I can say that I have found my true happiness. I am married to a wonderful man who is loving me more than anything else. He is always after my welfare and ensures that I am happy and contented. He is a good provider to our family especially to the kids. He never forgets to bring in "pasalubong" that's why the kids know that if something is missing in the house it will be daddy who will provide.

We will be celebrating our 4th year anniversary as husband and wife on the 30th of December. How time flies so fast . . . But as a couple this is our 11th year already. Whew! This is an achievement already. We've come this far and we're looking forward for more years of togetherness.

My daughter Mikaila Juliane has just turned three years old. She is a very sweet girl. Never fails to say "thank you", "sorry", "sweet dreams" and "i love you". She is also very caring to her younger brother though at times they do fight which I find it normal among siblings especially at their age.

Kai as what we call her never fails to get the attention of others everytime we go out. She has a very fair complexion with very long hair. We've never cut her hair since birth. People would always commend that she's such a cute girl. Of course we are very proud of her not just by her physical attributes but her intelligence as well. She knows the alphabet, numbers, colors, animals and a lot of other stuffs.

I really enjoy talking to her bacause I talk to her as an adult now. I get to learn things from her as well.

Our second born, Justin Mikhail, is such an active boy. Like her big sister, he always get comments from people that he's so handsome. Though when he was young people thought that he's a girl because of his long hair.

JM is also very sweet. He is the baby of the family. I really like it a lot when I put him to sleep in my arms. Yes! I still carry him like a baby though he hates it now. I can only do this when he's so sleepy already.

JM has the killer smile that can melt your heart away. This is one of his best asset. He knows when to give you that smile. So no matter how mad you may be it simply goes away. Waking up early on a weekend is very difficult but the sight of JM's smile would start the day right.

I can go on and on and on enumerating their qualities that makes me so happy. I will just end up here first and you'll get to know me more on my next posts . . .

Friday, October 19, 2007

My first post . . .

Welcome to the world of blogging! This is my very first post ever. I'll be learning my way here since I'm not really into blogging.

Looking forward to my next post.