Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Goodnews is we've secured our presents already. Simple yet memorable. And mind you, di kami nakigulo sa mga Christmas rushers, 'coz hindi photofinish unlike last year. What a relief! Haay...
A few hours away & the moment we've been waiting for will be here. We shall be welcoming someone spectacular verrrry soon. Yehey, a cutie baby! It's time for a grand celebration. This is it!! *woot*woot*
I just wish everyone happiness, contentment and peace of mind. May we have an open heart to forgive those who may have offended us in any way. Let us all kiss and make up. Patience, patience.
Let bygones be bygones.
As they say, for the sake of world peace =)
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
Monday, December 17, 2007
What else could I give my loved ones? Perhaps, hugs and kisses under the mistletoe would be enough. This year, I didn't have time to think them through. I was too pre-occupied. OR I wasn't able to manage my time well. Puro tutok na lang kay Kimi..hehe
Haaay...ang hirap mag-isip! Pwede bang ako na lang ang mag-wish.
I still got a few more days to decide. Suggestions naman!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Nice atmosphere, good weather...
Beautiful Baguio indeed!
Some random shots...
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Hmm..speaking of milk tea, Ive learned a week ago that Singapore's famous breakfast kaya toast, half boiled eggs and kopi are already available in Manila. Where? Toastbox @Trinoma.
...other favorites are also available like Mee Siam, Laksa and Nasi Lemak! All of them I like! I missed these dishes and the pickled chilli especially!! *sigh* I havent been there 'though, but, if Manila were only minutes away from Baguio then I could have bathed my tastebuds asap. By the mere thought of it, i'm already drooling.
Sana lang authentic ang lasa like an Uncle's timpla at the hawker center. Perhaps, I'll update as soon as I get a hold of them.
Take it away!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
We went to the doctor yesterday and upon examination, he is A-ok. We were even kidding Doc na gusto lang ata nya maglakwatsa kasi nawala na yung karamdaman nya. =) Again, he merely recommended Tempra and Salinase. He didn't want to give Dimetapp or any antibiotic for that matter for it's too early.
Kimi feels a lot better now. His temperature is fine. And to pacify him when he gets cranky, we use anything to make him smile plus touch therapy and aceite de manzanilla. =) Simple but effective.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
It was so cold outside at dawn that traces of moisture have filled our bedroom ceiling and windows causing a goosebump-filled me, Hubi and Kimi. Or my receptors have just become uber sensitive? I may be well insulated but I am balat sibuyas* when it comes to cold. Only my face remains balat kalabaw. =)
*note: the temperature here in Baguio is of course incomparable to those who experience snow, but still, it is cold
In fact, a few colleagues do not believe that I indeed hail from the mountains for I'm always the first to adjust the aircon's thermostat, more so, turn it off if worse comes to worst, as expected, causing hubbub among them. *hehe*
If given a choice, however, I would prefer staying up here. Jacket lang ang katapat! Hmmm..on 2nd thought..
Come January-February, how's it gonna be like? Yikes!! complete get-up na 'to! exagg but true!
But take note dear friends, bonnet with Baguio stitched on it and muffler plus walking shorts & havaianas do not go along, ok? Just a reminder...
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Today..the weather is better, the strong winds and rain have gone, classes resume for the sky's been cleared of the nimbus clouds.
After lunch, however, they decided to suspend the classes...again.
..a 5 point something earthquake struck Baguio and the nearby provinces. It seems odd *sigh* Nobody's hurt and that's good news.
Shall we be awaiting something tomorrow?
*knock on wood*
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I don't know but this song seems to have been tattooed on my mind. Come November of every year I feel senti everytime I hear this song or any Christmas jingle for that matter. I couldn't explain the gloom. Perhaps, the Seattle-like atmosphere up here in Baguio creates it. *sigh*"Chestnuts roasting on an open fireJack Frost nipping at your noseYuletide carols being sung by a choirAnd folks dressed up like EskimosEverybody knows a turkey and some mistletoeHelp to make the season brightTiny tots with their eyes all aglowWill find it hard to sleep tonightThey know that Santa's on his wayHe's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his
sleighAnd every mother's child is gonna spyTo see if reindeer really know how to flySo I'm offering this simple phraseTo kids from one to ninety-twoAlthough it's been said many times, many waysMerry Christmas to youSo I'm offering this simple phraseTo kids from one to ninety-twoAlthough it's been said many times, many waysMerry Christmas, Merry ChristmasMerry Christmas to you"
I'm happy nevertheless. Various colorful Christmas trees, assorted gifts, glittery decors, shimmering lights and neverending Christmas carols plus Kimi on the side. =)
Hmmmm......Meron pa kayang mga batang mamamasko ngayon habang kumakanta ng Jingam Bells? And take note...in batches yan!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
A surgeon, pathologist, physician, psychiatrist and radiologist go duckhunting out on a pond.
As the first duck flies over head, the psychiatrist takes aim, ....but doesn't fire.
"What the hell happened?" demands the surgeon (they're known for their retiring manner)
"Well, says the psychiatrist, I know its a duck, and YOU know its a duck- but does the duck know its a duck?"
The second bird flies over head, and the physician takes aim.....but doesn't fire.
"What now???" roars the surgeon.
Well, says the physician, in a recent article I read in the New England Journal of Medicine, 12% of ducks are actually Terns, and they're a protected species....
The third duck flies over, and the radiologist takes aim......then paddles the boat further into the pond, then takes aim, then paddlesback a bit, then takes a further aim....and by this time the duck has gone.
"Jesus wept!" explodes the surgeon, what the f*** were you doing?
Well, says the radiologist - every time I took aim, I realised that I needed another view.
After lunch, they re-group for more hunting.
This time the surgeon gets out his double barrelled, gold plated bazooka, blows his duck whistle - and as a flock of birds swarm overhead, he fires randomly and enthusiastically into the air. Objects rainout of the sky. When he had finally finished blasting away to the heavens - he turned to the pathologist and said: "row over to all those bodies, and tell me if any of them was a duck".
Monday, November 12, 2007
...a few weeks more and Christmas time it is. It's the time of the year when we squeeze our minds deciphering what to give whom. Unlike last year, when I/we didn't have to think much about what to give since Kimi was already my/our gift, this year shall be a burden. =) *kidding* Well, we still had to share the blessings 'though how simple our gifts were. As they say, it's the thought that counts.
There are many gifts suggestions available wherever you go. Some are cute, dainty, kinky or techie. You have to consider, however, functionality and suitability, or else your gifts might end up being recycled. Worst is, seeing the gift back to where it belong, i.e., you. Recycle after recycle. ;p
Time's ticking fast and other than waiting for Christmas or New Year's Day, I am looking forward to something greater. This wait may be uncertain, but, it would be worth the wait.
I'm trying to be optimistic no matter how bored I already am. *sigh*
P.S. My wishful thinking
Happy holidays!!! (in advance)
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Upon reaching our destination, I had a different feeling in my throat. I knew I will be progressing to a sore throat and I was right the day after plus an excruciating headache. Perhaps, the aircon was to blame? Or having a wet mane while sleeping. So I had to pop in Tylenol & Cephalexin. I was quite relieved. We went around and around and around the next day since we had nothing much to do. Same exposure to hot & cold atmosphere, my throat went back to it's swollen state despite the antibiotic. The worse news is, on Day 3, after waking up, I started to notice redness in my eyes. Again, I thought, it was a result of interrupted sleep and lack of it, but, I was wrong. While we were loitering around (again), my eyes started to blur every now and then. I had to check whether I lost my contact lenses or what. I got a small mirror and saw yellowish discharge looking like pus collecting underneath the lids. At times, lodging at the corner of the eyes or dripping when excess.
Yikes! Bilasang isda!
This was my first. I've never had sore eyes in my life!!! Grr! I had to sweep the "pus" with tissue so it won't mask my lenses. Haayyy.....
I can empathize with a friend who had encountered the same last Nov.1. And I think, nahawa ako sa kanya. An unforgettable remembrance to wrap up our meeting/reunion on the same day after 6 years or more.
I'm just thankful it didn't last long and it spared Kimi and Hubi. Thanks to Ofloxacin drops & Eye-Mo!
Ayoko na tong maulit pa!
Knock on wood, please?
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Speaking of contests, I think I will triumph had I joined. I have the ickiest mask, not to say, skin deep. Authentic! I had to bear the repeated prick and heat of cautery to create the illusion. No ink, no sticker, no Swarovski! =) I didn't realize, however, that the eyesore could linger for a few days more. Grrr, that's the price I have to pay.
Kung pwede lang, ayoko na atang ulitin! =)
note: Pregnancy made me susceptible to warts/serangoma
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Suddenly her husband burst into the kitchen.
"Careful. CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my goodness!"
"You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my!"
"WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK!"
"Careful ... CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you'recooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY?"
"Have you LOST your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you alwaysforget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"
The wife stared at him. "What's wrong with you? You think I don't know howto fry a couple of eggs?"
The husband calmly replied, "I wanted to show you what it feels like whenI'm driving."
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Woman driving up same road.
They pass each other.
The woman yells out the window, PIG!
Man yells out window, B I T C H!
Man rounds next curve.
Crashes into a HUGE PIG in middle of road and dies.
Thought for the Day: If only men would listen!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Kimi seems to increase his size and weight exponentially. Carrying him is just like going to the gym & burning calories. He may be 3.5 months old but he looks like a 6 month old already. The milk nutrients know where to lodge themselves obviously. The site is rewarding 'though.
Now, our baby can mumble, giggle, interact, turn to the side, hold his head and cry & yell to the max when cranky. His body can move untiringly 'til his palms and soles become sweaty. However, the hand-to-mouth practice is uncontrollable and magnifying. I MUST put mittens at times.
Well, I'm feeling senti. Before I know it, he'll soon be walking on his own. Kimi is no longer a "baby". He's a little boy in the making. *sigh*
So to blogspot, thanks for the "memory", really. *wink*
I may have said a lot of nonsense for the past 2 years, nonetheless, I don't regret anything. I just hope, however, I was able to hit my targets. If no effect, then they may either be bato or mababaw to comprehend.
At least I have a diversion and can never be reprimanded. Sad news is my fingers are starting to deteriorate..
Here's my past:
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
After my appointment with the haircutter yesterday, I decided to pass by the "mass mall" to inquire on something since I was already out. As the saying goes: "Hitting 2 birds with 1 stone". Had I not been free after, I would not have gone there knowing beforehand that they were having the usual 3-day sale. Of course, lotsa lotsa lotsaaaaa peeps.
The irony is despite the buzz I didnt see anyone I sincerely know but one. 'Twas like finding a needle in a haystack like PCR, i.e., pahirapan. =)
Majority are lowlanders and it's so obvious. Does it mean that Baguio people are anti-social? Perhaps, semi anti-social. Some would rather stay at home, watch tv and be with the family or also go malling, however, when the moles have gone back to their holes.
I didn't stay long not only because I am a crowd hater but I am paranoid. I couldn't imagine myself experiencing a similar tragedy ala Glorietta 2.
..bomb sniffing dogs please!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Thanks but no thanks to Peter Rey's stiffness.
Baguio City is gradually NABUBULOK..
This is another way to reconnect especially if you're fed up with the old means, old lay out. I guess this is the price of being a home body with internet access. Surf, surf and be merry!
Tara! Maki-riot na! ;p
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Here it is:
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
I'm still not used to being mundane. I now assume an inmate's lifestyle, sometimes incapacitated. I just couldn't accept, however, that my proficiency is starting to ferment. Well, I am willing to wait and sacrifice for the meantime.
I know this is only temporary. My inhibitions will soon crumble.
Kimi gives me strength. I'll have the last laugh.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Merry-go-round is their name..boiling point is their game.
I can't explain the "satisfaction" I get from watching the agony. *wink* I don't care who's telling the truth. Just by seeing them na parang umiikot ang pwet, is indeed exciting. Weird? Yes. I guess being away made me hunger for such brouhaha. Unfiltered comedy, that is.
Incidentally, looks like Kimi's joining the bandwagon. He appears to be enjoying his own carousel. Simple yet satiating.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Mendoza was obviously pretending. Jinggoy even had to translate Madrigal's question simply because Mendoza was struggling to save his face. The choice between Yes, No or I don't want to comment became soooo difficult. Formoso came out fresh but eventually became a pritong manok near the end. Teves didn't say much. De Venecia at one point had also been confronted. Nagkakapikunan na silang lahat.
MRoxas, RGordon, JPEnrile, PLacson, MSantiago, FEscudero were fierce! *roar*
If it were patterned from the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), then everything should have been over in a few minutes. *grin*
P.S. hmm..mas mainam pag lumantad na yung ibang accessory to the crime
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Definitely, tomorrow, we won't be batting an eyelash watching the continuation. Mas malaman sigurado!! ..better than watching Kokey or Marimar.
It's very disappointing to see and hear Luli making "palengkera" comments. Kanino pa magmamana? ..kundi kay Gloria Labandera! She thought she can put down The Man..but hell no!
OOPSS! busina po!
..abangan ang susunod na kabanata..
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Let no man intervene..
Disturbance is a sin.
Let him walk w/o a cane
Less the words or feel the shame..
Deprivation becomes the flame.
Agitation is nonsense
He hungers for contentment..
Dump him in solitary confinement.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Now, everybody's stuck at home. The idea sounds better 'though -- legs nestled on the couch in a caftan with a warm blanket while reading a good book and coffee on the side as the droplets trickle down the glass window. =)
...but..but..but.. what if this is always the setting? Would it be boring?
Good thing I don't experience this as much.
Thinking about it..hmm..I'm already bored *hehe*
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Since the weather was so pleasant, we decided to bring Kimi along and stroll around. Whereat? No other choice but Camp John Hay since it's a weekday and there are very few people to disturb when all else fails. "All else" refers to the methods, untried or tested, to pacify a cranky baby. =) We drove around and stopped by Scout Hill picnic area. It was indeed an excellent idea that we tagged along Kimi's carrier seat or else we had to numb our forearms just to support an eleven, err, twelve, err, quarter pounder? (yum!) The place is really, really ugly now with the perya-like setting. No more ATV even. Good thing we had dared the terrain before the biz went down & out. Nothing new, nothing fancy. If not for the cool breeze and pine trees and a white cat with a deteriorating ear lobe the entire time out there's actually boring.
...and still counting?
oops! Manong para!
"Eileen, Kimi & Hubi"
"Our Picnic Basket"
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Everything's been handy for a nurse now who would want to go overseas. Lucky for them! ..for exams are readily available in Manila & islandwide(?) - TOEFL, TSE, NCLEX. No need to go across the miles and burn money once, twice, thrice. But wait, applying abroad is not as easy as counting 1-2-3. It's a must to have at least 3 years experience, pass the required exams, be certified by the CGFNS, and have a fat and filthy pocket. On 2nd thought, madali na rin kumuha ng experience, what is Recto for? *kidding* =)
It's indeed an in-demand occupation everywhere and the ROI is fast that's why a lot pursue it and for some (doctors, lawyers etc etc) absorb it as a 2nd course. Discard shame and egotism, hello money!
There's a sad news 'though. So many nurses, so little jobs and RETROGRESSION IS BACK!! *boohoo*
Again, patience is a virtue.
BTW, congratulations to my friends who passed: AD, GD and MM!!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Anyways, I, too, like to share my previous posts with you all (hello? anybody home?), hence, the move, at the same time ponder on them myself and have a good laugh. =)
Feel free to check on the grammar and the spelling, I know that's what other readers are good at. I won't damn bother. I'm just but human.
Happy reading! *wink*
Monday, August 27, 2007
From morning 'til night I was able to see 5 films showing. I stood by 2 films only 'though: "Right at your Door" and "Half Light".
The rest are quite "b-o-r-i-n-g": The DaVinci Code, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire and The Hills Have Eyes. "Boring" meaning they're not DVDrip kaya malabo pati audio, not worth it. ;p
Both movies are not starssss studded like Oceans 11,12,13 or Mano Po 1-7, however, the twist and turn make up for it, therefore, suspense full. The mood, the setting - very tricky!
I'm not sure if others will like it; I definitely do!
Just a precaution: I'm not a movie critic okey?
..yikes! hanggang 5 lang pala ang Mano Po, just confirmed the day after ;p
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Lumang istorya na 'to eh!
Why can't parents learn from the previous incidents? Scraped rubber plus injured toes and for some, thank-God-my daughter was wearing socks. Yes, it's indeed light & comfy but do these kids give a damn? Look Ma, me no kalyo!
They're amazing to look at with all the vibrant colors and the add-0ns. However, how many times do parents have to sacrifice their child's safety before they take precaution? Then, they bark and bark afterwards. Well, some are too preoccupied in that they leave their kids unattended. Going with the trend doesn't really pay. Can't you read the safety sign that you have to always hold children's hands on escalators and do not permit them to sit or play on the steps? Or better yet, take the lift and avoid using these shoes whenever you go malling.
I don't know but I never liked these clogs. Maybe for walking along the shore I may try 'coz your feet are unconstrained.
My only question is: breathable or not breathable? I'm ashamed to ask those in possession hehe..
If given the choice, Crocs or Havaianas?
hmm...Spartan na lang dear!
PS: Well, I'd still go for Birkenstock =)
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Even if I salivate for the most recent flicks, I cannot just step out, buy tickets + popcorn and fatten my eyes. If moviegoers could withstand Kimi's yelling power then yes. Good thing movies are readily available in cyberspace. Shhh...syempre bawal ang piracy ek ek!
The ones I really like are not visible yet (Shrek 3, Oceans 13, The Simpsons). I don't know if we have insufficient knowledge on which other sites to access. Some showcase them upon searching but tend to be fake after downloading. They're just make believe. Sayang naman ang bandwidth..tapos buburahin lang din pagkatapos!
Downloading has been slightly slower now. May aberya daw sa Indonesia, Taiwan or somewhere. Hmmm...OR the absence of seeders that's why.
Anways, there's no need to rush. I can definitely wait for I am already and proudly a certified home body.
Wait! But I once said, 2 years ago, that I will always be Eileen the career woman. I guess I am just on an indefinite leave or still the same, only with a little twist: Eileen the career womom.
.. still assimilating.. still assimilating (the neverending story..bow!)
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Hopefully, for the next days, we're gonna have finer weather. We definitely need to enjoy despite the slight drizzle and the through-thick-and-thin fog. Now, my skin can breathe. I don't have to clothe myself with cozy sweater nor socks.
hmmm...temporarily, that is.
Siguro, 15 minutes lang. *wink*
Thursday, August 16, 2007
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups.
Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us.
"God brews the coffee, not the cups.......... Enjoy your coffee!
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything."
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
"Hey, how r u? sorry for not replying. i was in a rush when i saw your email that day, and forgotten all about it. hehe hey, i thought i asked u to take care of yourself huh?!!! how come a person still in confinement month look so skinny and pale? hey, this is not a good time to start dieting yet ok? both u and kimi need nutrients. specially u!!! if u don't take care of your body now, u'll suffer later, especially when u get older. trust me. i m an example for that next time u send me your photo, i expect to see reddish cheeks on both baby n mama ok? or else u better don;t send me photo coz i m gonna give u another lecture. don't care if u hate me for it. ok"
I just had to tell her that maybe the angle of the shot made me look thin. It's true!! *harhar* I'm not really "die-eating". I don't know but I'm not as voracious as during my pregnancy or even before conception. Perhaps, it's the absence of green and red hot!hot!hot! chilli peppers and Teh Peng (hawker Iced Tea with Milk). It's definitely what adds spice to all that is bland & wonderful. *wink*
Well, I am so thankful to have these people (my TPDL family) around 'though across the miles for they had been so caring since Day 1 of my infanticipation especially during the days when Hubi wasn't available. They were more excited than I was. And until now they are. *sigh* I'm missing their company so much. Who knows? I might be seeing them again...now with Kimi *wink*
My goal: achieve my ideal weight!
It's not to please anybody but I need to fit into my old clothes.
Mahal ata bumili ng bago! I'm already medium and more so bum!
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
It was raining the whole time, only weaker 'though. Still I can't help but feel gloomy. 1st, the weather and 2nd, this old photograph on display at home. The framed pic had been there eversince yet it only caught my attention last Friday.
I was staring at it for a while. *enter senti music*
Suddenly I realized how fast the years go by. Me and my Kuya are no longer kids. We've aged. We now have our own kids to "whip/whisk/fold", assuming the role of parents. (wow, I am indeed!)
I can remember the time when we used to fight like aso't pusa by harshly banging throw pillows at each other and I end up crying afterwards. Eileen = loser :) That was like 20+yrs ago. Hmmm...will Kimi & Bettina follow our footsteps? I guess not. They'll have to resort to a virtual rather than physical game for sure.
The memories are definitely for keeps and the picture too. All I have to do is reminisce. *sigh* Good thing the photo is still intact despite the creases.
To photoshop or not to photoshop? Nah..
Hear ye! Hear ye! I'm taking the lift. Can someone document it please? If I were you, come up to Baguio and you'll receive the cold treatment you've been longing for. We, the inhabitants, don't kiss stars' ass really. I dare you ask anyone.
Yes, they're none of my damn business. And it's not anybody's business either. But since this is my blog and I can say anything and everything. *harhar*
Hmmm...gutom lang yan Eileen. Chips to the rescue! FYI, this has been my addiction lately. Try nyo!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Fox, Hubi's Siberian Husky is definitely enjoying motherhood just like me. She appears to rear her puppies extra, extra carefully for fear of detachment later on. Mothers, indeed, sometimes create an imaginary shield to protect their babies. They will do anything & everything to keep their property protected to the point of appearing selfish, that is. Well, she will have no choice since 1 pup equals big buck$$$$!! *wink*
I am just jealous for she can nurse her pups without any hassle. "Breastmilk is still the best for babies", I agree. As for me 'though, I'm drought-stricken but still struggling. *sigh* Not all are blessed anyway. What's important is I'm doing my part despite the "disability". A little understanding & less pressure from outside can already comfort me.
"The Bitch & the five 3-wk old Pups"
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Well, back to reality. I'm "home based" again. Got nothing that toxic to do on a rainy day than to take care of Kimi, look outside the window at times and magmuni-muni. It's really gloomy, cold and damp. This is the Baguio I'm (we're) used to. Minus, of course, the traffic and being surrounded by the sangkatutak na FX taxis. Good thing, we're quite isolated. The view of the green, green grass of home, the pine trees and several houses perched on the mountain side is what pleases my eyes. (check out the pic on my previous post)
I'm still conforming. (ang tagal na nito..hay)
P.S. Was supposed to upload some random pics but blogger seems to reject them, will upload the next time around.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
4. crisp air after the drizzle
3. moist pine needles
1. Kimi's 1 month old!! yoohoo!
"Kimi and Pong"
Monday, August 06, 2007
It's raining and the dams are currently being quenched. I just hope the showers extend throughout. 'Though I really don't like rain especially UP here with the damp & moldy feeling; it's a relief to experience it now. The papers say it will linger for a few days. Thanks to monsoon. Hopefully so.
I guess we don't get all that we want. We may be experiencing the rain we've longed for; however, in exchange for electricity.
Brownout strikes back! Well, it's ok, 'coz I've missed it for a while.
Nasa Pinas na nga ako...haay.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
There are times I merely rely on news via the grape vine. Well, I don't care if they're authentic or not. News kahapon, modified lang ngayon para may mapag-usapan, db?. Besides, issues are all whirlwind. I am more concerned I guess on the weather changes. It's more alarming than discovering the Marine beheaders or GMA's SONA. I can't even figure out whether it's a Monday or a Tuesday if not for the never missed Fear Factor, Maximum Exposure, World's Amazing Videos or Ripley's.
The shift from being a workaholic to a homebody had been drastic that I find it so difficult to assimilate it. *sigh* Neither did it transform me to becoming a couch potato nor a bookworm. A staggered time won't do the trick.
If only I could turn back the clock...I would.
...on 2nd thought.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Incidentally, Hubi's dogs gave birth to several pups days post Kimi's arrival. Labrador Mom/ Husky Dad= 7 minus 1 labsky pups
Husky Mom/ Husky Dad = 5 cutie pups
Everybody's born on July. All are breastfeeding. Kimi is mixed however.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Perhaps, there's another reason for Kimi's irritability other than colic or hiccups. We decided to pay the Pedia a visit to be certain. The entire household (full force ba?) assumed that his stuffy nose was the culprit. His breathing seemed "gurglish" the past days. Looks like everybody's right! There appears to be something blocking the nasal passage which semi-surfaced upon sneezing, an hour before our appointment.
Kimi is alright, from head to foot, in and out. His doctor prescribed Salinase drops to clear the nose and a temporary shift to lactose-free milk to rule out lactose intolerance, if it could also be a cause of his extra irritability.
We reached home, tried the drops, cleared the nose using an aspirator/bulb...equals greenish and mucoid SUCCESS!! We haven't tried the milk yet 'coz the milk is unavailable UP here. Mukhang never heard daw. Wala daw sa pine cones ;p
Anyways, Kimi didn't give us a hard time this time. He must have been relieved *sigh* Let's wait and see tonight.
Night 1 down..
Friday, July 20, 2007
What appears to trouble me is when I attempt to breastfeed and he pushes me away. He becomes impatient waiting for the droplets to ooze especially when the pang of hunger strikes. As the 90's song goes: "....all we need is just a little patience.."
Sunday, July 15, 2007
I'm super panda-eyed. I have had these since time immemorial but now they are vivider (if there is a word as such ;p). 7 days of sleepless nights, caring for & nurturing our little one, seem 7 years. *just kidding* Again, it's all worth it esp when you captivate what appears to be facial expressions but reflex actually.
Monday, July 09, 2007
We just hope choosing 07-07-07 would be a lucky one for us.
Ay, yah...Feng Shui Feng Shui not! =)
Actually, the only main reason why we chose the day is: the ease of remembering birthdates especially if you have a dozen of suckling pigs. *grin*
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Our little one seems to cooperate well.
Labor hasn't started yet...oops....not yet please!!! *knock on wood*
3 days more Kimi. Kita-kits!! =)
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Looks like Hubi & I will be having more kbps to update this space. Go the smart way!!! yoohoo!!! We're indeed thankful for being blessed esp when you're in the "jungle" village. *wink*
Everything's the same. No exciting news as of the moment.
...the agony of waiting *sigh*
11 days to go...plus/minus. Please hang in there!! =)
Monday, June 18, 2007
I am not sure whether he can wait til the 7th of July.
Hopefully... *crossed fingers*
P.S.: I have the least resources to update this space..so sorry. But I will try as often as I could. Perhaps, when the baby is sober *wink*
Sunday, May 27, 2007
I have definitely gained WEIGHT this time. Voracious is my name, Plate licking is my game! Not to mention more swollen extremities....eeeeew! =)
A month to go & I'm having mixed emotions. I'm not scared....errr...a bit? Or I'm just thinking too much. Anyways, we just hope, Kimi's (yes, we have a name!!) birthday falls on the 7th of July. Easier to remember: 07-07-07. An auspicious date too for the almond eyes!!!!
CS here I come!!
Thursday, April 12, 2007
"..I hate to go and leave this pretty sightSo long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieuAdieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieuSo long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbyeI leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye -- Goodbye!I'm glad to go, I cannot tell a lieI flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I flyThe sun has gone to bed and so must I.."
I got 33 days more to spend in Merli's playground. Definitely, this "great move" is one helluvah decision to make. Of course, the toughest one was last year when I decided to displace my surname. *wink*
Hubi has never interfered; he's allowed me to stir the wheel by myself while supporting me all the way. Maybe because he knows I'm stubborn OR he wants me to learn by my "mistakes" and under such circumstances, there would be no need to remind me anymore. ;p
I've been having a hard time letting go of this shelter, i.e., for good. Mainly because it's one safe place for someone independent as me. My loved ones need not worry about my safety 'coz it's damn safe in here. That's it.
I guess, I've come to the point in my life where I have to set aside Me, Myself & I for once. I never imagined I would have to wave the white flag this soon. Well, it's, indeed, different now for Bunny has come to our life. Bunny & Hubi are more important now than Eileen & her selfish desires.
The Merlion is just 3.5 hrs away anyway. We can pay him a visit anytime and this time around it wouldn't be 1 or 2, but 3 of us. The more, the merrier.
Thanks Lee KY for the memories.. *sob*
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Indeed, nature's beauty..
As YahooAnswers explains it:
It's not really a display of personal affection, more of a social connection kind of thing.
Since sea otters sleep at sea, floating around like in the video, holding hands like that keeps the group together, so they don't drift apart in the night. Because of this, the otters feel more comfortable holding hands while asleep than drifting alone. So it serves both social and practical purpose."
Perhaps, Bunny is also rejoicing inside my tummy as exemplified by his erratic, yet, rhythmic kicks. Besides, it's his day *wink* plus the colored eggs and hunting them thereafter. Let us all be happy!!! A new life...a new beginning!!! *yipee*
Friday, April 06, 2007
~Linda E. Knight
Friday, March 30, 2007
Bunny was quite naughty throughout the scan. I had a view of his butt for the first time and his unusually spread fingers, as if waving to me either saying "Hi, Mommy!" or "Look Mom, I can count". Whichever way he goes, he's still at the same upright position as last month. He's not ready yet. Hmmm...CS to the rescue? It's way too early...hello?
So far I have gained ~10kg and 10% of it is Bunny's weight, as of this moment. Time moves so fast and I'm having the jitters already.
I may have high pain tolerance but as the day draws closer, I'm slowly creeping towards my shell.
Eileen = scaredy cat
Thursday, March 22, 2007
No matter how difficult a matter appears to be, this may be a cliche, but, indeed, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
If only every human can understand that it's absolutely an indispensable and uncontrollable phase in pregnancy.
Only the WISE should know.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
My sister-in-law gave birth last night to a healthy baby girl, Maria Bettina. She's the 1st grandchild, so lucky Her. I've never been this excited. Couldn't wait to see how she looks like. =)
Hmmmm...Bunny will be catching up soon. Soooo, she's gonna have a playmate to pick on a few months to go. Of course, being the Ate *kidding*
My family's getting bigger & this is one good reason to celebrate. Woohoo!!!
I guess the Guy Up There heard my prayer. 3hrs after making this post, I got the chance to see my niece via YM & she definitely looks like my Big Brother. As my sis-in-law described it, parang pinagbiyak na bunga. Totoo nga!
Monday, March 12, 2007
The main prob was a discrepancy in the password. The modem was reading a different one, therefore, the failure to connect. I just remembered I changed the password furnished by my ISP a week ago without knowing the effect. Either I did incompletely or I wasn't keen enough ;p
Ironically, I had to face the hard way to make it easy. *sigh*
Anyways, what's important is I am no longer a nomad. But, indeed, I'm thankful for having such reliable neighbours to the rescue.
...sa uulitin po ;p
Sunday, March 11, 2007
....Singtel's customer service isn't 24hrs. Only from Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm, mind you. Hello???? 911? S.O.S.! Unideal service and yet they still earn a lot of subscribers. Besides, the locals got only 2 strong companies to patronize - Singtel & Starhub. Not to mention these people get so blinded by the promotions and freebies here & there. So, why complain? Otherwise, you could be "excommunicated" by Lee Kuan Yew. *kidding*
Good thing, I have 2 friendly neighbours who are willing, 'though they don't know it, to share their networks for the meantime *hehehe* I may have to relocate from my room to a more strategic location, but who cares, as long as Bunny & I can access the net, we will have to endure the pain. Not for long 'though.
I hope tomorrow my connection goes back to normal. *sigh*
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Will I ever go back to my previous size post partum?
Sayang naman noh!
Well, my toes might have gotten fleshier now, but slimmer nonetheless than Swift's mighty meaty hotdog cocktail.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Nevertheless, the age is always +/- 2 weeks, but still, I am confused if in case someone asks me how many months I am now. I guess I will just have to say "..ahh..eh..basta buntis ako.." *kidding*
...and the kicks are getting stronger each day. There's so much activity inside that the baby is in breech right now. Phew!
Bunny's position will still change definitely, so, no worries. =)
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
The entire afternoon, Bunny seemed uneasy. I felt him move round-&-about, here-&-there. I'm uncertain if my pants was squeezing him a bit in that I am seated or I was often pressing my tummy against the edge of the table which bothers him a lot? *paranoid*
Of course, we all know that nothing can directly affect the baby for the amniotic fluid cushions his body well...AND...the baby is starting to stretch & flex his arms & legs, hence, the movements. And moreover, Bunny's a boy kaya malikot. *wink*
If only MEN can experience this too. They'd love it. I swear! =)
Saturday, February 24, 2007
I guess it will never occur for I have passed the "crucial period". It would be a one of a kind experience 'though if it starts to emerge on my last trimester. Aba! I didn't go with the trend! Kakaiba 'to!
When I wasn't preggy yet, I used to lust for this & that kind of food at the wrong time & at the wrong place. And if it strikes, I always try to satiate my taste buds by hook or by crook unless it's during the wee hours of course. No need to worry for the pang can wait.
In my case, I may not have a liking for a specific something, however, I do have a few things to shove away like milk, rice and oily oily stuff. Maybe that's already IT.
Sayang! I could have exploited Hubi to find an exotic food available only in a galaxy far, far away and he would have proven that He will do everything to pacify me. Ay sus! sa pelikula Pilipino lang yun! ...exaggeration to the maX!
For sure, he's thankful that the paglilihi period is over. I dunno if deprivation does initiate it.