Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Ring Christmas Bells

M A L I G A Y A N G
P A S K O
P O
S A
I N Y O N G
L A H A T !!!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Let's Celebrate!!

The weather is so fickle minded. I can refinely differentiate 13 from 15 deg celsius from day to day, that is, basing it on the no. of goosebumps protruding. Talagang hilaw na taga-Baguio ako. D ko makaya ang kht d nmn kababaang temperatura. *sigh*

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 =)

Bow!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

8 days to go!!

Christmas is near at hand and yet my gifts are still out of hand. =) As I've said before, it's really difficult to find something functional...err....something within the budget I guess. 'Coz if you say functional, it could mean a cellphone, a laptop, a digicam, a videocam or a flat screen TV. Hey! They're all out of my budget. I'm financially challenged..I'm currently jobless. *boohoo*

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!

BRB!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sunday is sun day

The scorching sun was up amidst the cool, cool breeze; an ideal time to go out and experience being kissed by the sun's rays without having to worry 'bout catching cold.

Nice atmosphere, good weather...

Beautiful Baguio indeed!

Some random shots...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Merli's Aftershock

Forecast says it will be colder the next couple of days. Today is Day 1 and they're right. Agony strikes back esp for Kimi who's had (viral) cough for 5 days now. Brrrr!!! We shall be layering blankets again ala kueh lapis plus thick socks and warm sweaters ala goreng pisang with freshly brewed coffee, hot choco or milk tea on the side. Yes, I love milk tea, and so does Kimi while he was still inside my tummy. =)

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.

and..and..and..

...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

The Cold Virus

The weather is really fierce. The cool breeze seeping in didn't spare Kimi. Sobrang lamig dito. For 2 days now, on and off, he's been feverish, unhappy and very irritable and today, he's coughing but not that often. We never expected this to happen for he has all the jabs needed and his body ccould speak for itself. *wink* Of course, such is inevitable, anyone can be sick and he isn't spared.

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.

thermometers, salinase, aceite, paracetamol, rubber duckie, bulb aspirator, keys!keys!

Parents

*a forwarded mail w/c I believe is essential; I'm attention-deficit, therefore, I too am guilty but under renovation now ;p

An 80 year old man was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45 years old highly educated son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window. The Father asked his Son, "What is this?" The Son replied "It is a crow".

After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, "What is this?"

The Son said "Father, I have just now told you "It's a crow".

After a little while, the old Father again asked his Son the 3rd time,“What is this?"

At this time some ex-pression of irritation was felt in the Son's tone when he said to his Father with a rebuff. "It's a crow, a crow".

A little after, the Father again asked his Son t he 4th time, "What is this?"

This time the Son shouted at his Father, "Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times 'IT IS A CROW'. Are you not able to understand this?"

A little later the Father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his Son was born. On opening a page, he asked his Son to read that page. When the son read it, thefollowing words were written in the diary. Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My Son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times thatit was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated Irather felt affection for my innocent child".

While the little child asked him 23 times "What is this", the Father had felt no irritation in replying to the same question all 23 times and whentoday the Father asked his Son the same question just 4 times, the Son feltirritated and annoyed.

So..

If your parents attain old age, do not repulse them or look at them as aburden, but speak to them gracious word, be cool, obedient, humble and kindto them. Be considerate to your parents. From today say this aloud, "I wantto see my parents happy forever. They have cared for me ever since I was alittle child. They have always showered their selfless love on me.

They crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make me a person presentable in the society today".

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Comforter nga!

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...

oops...bato-bato!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ang Kalamidad..bow!

Yesterday..2 typhoons (Mina & Lando) plus a developing LPA so classes were suspended.

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

Meri Xmas!

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
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 gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly
So I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you
So I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to you"

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*

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!

Abangan natin!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Artista!

Pumapapel na naman ba si Luli? haay...

...at may pa-I.D., I.D. pang nalalaman

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Stop & Go

Christmas is just around the corner..

"I see trees of green...red poinsettias too.."

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What's up, Duck?

And in return:

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

Superspeed...sana

The morning breeze is colder...

...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

First...and hopefully the last!

We were away for a few days; hence, no update. It was our first time to bring Kimi outside of his "comfort zone", i.e., Baguio City. =) Ditto for me, postpartum. After May, I had fine tuned myself to the chill so it wasn't easy adapting to the climate of the lowlands.

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

Feisty Feast

LOOK TO THE LEFT!

LOOK TO THE RIGHT!

Spot the difference!

sirit?

Both slopes accommodate houses (may it be for the dead or the living). Mas sosyal nga lang yung pangalawa.
Condominium vs. Bungalow!!

Aftermath

It's not customary to celebrate Halloween in my hometown and elsewhere in the Philippines. Celebration meaning trick-or-treating from house to house with the experience of being shooed away and not merely participating in a best in costume contest and rewarded a glittery sash. Well, with the exception of one barangay which on its 2nd year merrymakes by letting the participants, mostly kids in costume, parade around their vicinity. Mabuhay ang Hillside!

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

Knick knacks

Be afraid..be very afraid
The Cobwebs, bow! Where's Spidey?
mY oh mY
Stack 'em up!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Resbak

A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband.

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

A Short Story

Man driving down road.
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

Recyclable & Non-recyclable

In line with our Mayor's strict waste segregation campaign, I too have started segregating, not trash but Kimi's clothes. =) Classified into 6: Di na pwede, Pwede pa sa ilang gamitan, Ginagamit, Malapit ng gamitin, Di pa pwedeng gamitin and Pwede pang pakinabangan ng iba. I just want everything organized period!

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.



We bought a few toys for him but he prefers his fingers more. Ok na rin kasi baka kasali sila sa mga recalled Fisher Price toys na may lead. Anyways, I've tasted the toys myself and didn't do me any harm. *kidding*

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*

Happy Bday to Me..

This blog's turning 1 in 5 days. Time flies so fast. As I had been saying, had I not been short, I may have hanged around THERE much longer.

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:
October 2005
October 2006

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Yield

It's never too late to Stop..Look..Listen..

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tao po!!!!!

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.

Sheesh!

..bomb sniffing dogs please!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Trapo!

What can Baguio boast of now? With all the rubbish filling the nooks, can we still call ourselves a tourist attraction? Perhaps, yes, i.e., negatively. One tourist even texted a radio station that he would never come back to our City. It's not our loss anyway, since they too contribute to pollution. Oooops! Sad but true..

Thanks but no thanks to Peter Rey's stiffness.

Baguio City is gradually NABUBULOK..

Infection

The limited features of a friendly site might have pushed a few of my friends to shift to multiply.com. Not to mention the redundant buttons/icons. I, for many times, have been invited to join. I've had my own account idle for sometime as I don't find the site amusing and I have my blogspot to abuse not until recently however. Looks like I have caught the fever from Pi & D. Sila ang mastermind! ;p I have nothing new to offer 'though. The good thing is I could import my old blog. There's no need to create doubles. And if not for that feature, tatamarin din akong i-update iyon ano? =) Kaso mukhang mas maganda pa rin ang itsura ng MSN.

Well..

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

Sorting Out

I've skipped archiving my previous, previous posts. I planned to do this monthly (not really for anybody, i.e., for myself), but, alas! I keep on forgetting..courtesy of the epidural anes. *sigh*

Here it is:

September 2005
September 2006

October 2005
October 2006

Monday, October 15, 2007

What is Domestic Partnership?

...genuine, no ethnic slur, transcends size & breed

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Haaaaaay...


...wala na ko sa kalendaryo!!!

grrr!! ;p


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Kimi's Angels

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Monday, October 08, 2007

All whiz..made in China

Yes, indeed! Use Virgin Pulps? huh? please explain..

FYI

No comments on the Desperate issue nor the Cory "slut" issue. I'll leave it to the losers. Got more important things to do.. ;p

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Round post

Left jab
Right jab
Exploiting bones
Sweat and blood.

Upper cut
Lower cut
Kangaroo attack.

Box! Box! Box!
East, West, South
Wham! Bam!
Total knock out!

note: just joining the fever

Grapevine...not!

Weeping willow
Mummified bark
Twigs and branches
Subzero spark.

Wilted flowers
Dehydrated fruit
Roots are numb
Location acute.

Stupid shrub
Deaf, mute and blind
Bow!
Carcass left behind.

Masamang Damo

The witch in white
Brain size ala mite
Stares so filthy
Principles are moldy.

The witch in red
Expressions are dead
Trying hard to fit
Seasonal prickly heat!

The witch in black
Beelzebub-in-a box
Madam verbal diarrhea
Flush..flush.

..you!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Rain or Shine...

...nothing can hinder Kimi from gallivanting, may it be the traffic made by La Trinidad jeepneys nor the weather shift. As always, safe and sound asleep come what may.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Pandamonium

Out of boredom, I surfed YouTube.. :-)

Batong-bato

2 days left before October and I have many reasons to celebrate and also some of my friends. I don't know if I will be merry. Again, I'm starting to get bored then I will be older then quite bored then my friends will be older (than me hehe..) then still bored then the month ends with no accomplishments whatsoever. *sigh*

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

Fiesta Carnival

It's Wednesday and it's Senado day again. I know there are more relevant shows to watch, but, I believe the entire time is more entertaining than The Buzz or Startalk. I become a happy spectator to Cirque du Soleil no matter how boring their testimonies seem to be.
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

Ayon kay Erap..

...may updated version ang Alphabet Song. It goes:

"A...B...ZTE...F...G....."
source: PDI

Friday, September 21, 2007

And Sumunod na Kabanata

No matter how hard they try to cover up the mess, they really can't get through the hole. Almost 7 hours of litigation by the Senators, there were no definite answers. The interviewees were merely going 'round the bush.

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

GMA Telenovela

I was recharged yesterday just by watching the monkeys making kuto the ZTE broadband deal. (mabuhay si Joey!);p I couldn't wait for today's news -- a follow-up on the first family's reaction. The crooks were out of sight yesterday, perhaps, making a dramatic script to influence the galamays. I/we really enjoyed watching the interrogation/explanation/jokes taking place about "My President" and "Madam President". Thank heavens there's ANC 21!

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

Bliss fool

Teach a man how to fish and he can live for the rest of his life
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.

..bliss..bliss..

Monday, September 10, 2007

The rain is back..

..and it makes me sadder as I hear the raindrops patter on the roof top and the window pane. Maybe, the supposed June-July-August rainfall has come. The weather is indeed unpredictable now. I hate it when it rains. I wished drier and not so cold -ber months. That's impossible however.

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

*sigh*sigh*sigh*

What to do??

I am..

B
O
R
E
D

..to death!!!!!
It passed by the house today....grrrr!!!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Threesome

We ran out of diapers so Hubi and I had to drive to town to buy two kinds - for day and night time. We concluded that no matter how companies claim that their product is super absorbent, i.e., up to 12 wettings etc etc, there is no significant difference when Kimi is already the end user. May it be from the cheapest brand to the most popular one in the market, it's all the same. Kimi would definitely scream from the top of his lungs when he feels slight wetness. Super sensitive unlike me when I was a baby, according to my mom. Haay, walang sinabi ang Pampers o Huggies sa kanya!

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.

Again, reminiscing my elementary days when camping & outing were still in. Too bad, the youngsters now won't be able to experience such. *boohoo* Where the heck shall they pitch the tents? Perhaps, on the lot fronting Starbucks? *harhar*

Anyways, the lakwatsa was still worth it. This time we are three now...

...and still counting?

oops! Manong para!

"Eileen, Kimi & Hubi"

"Our Picnic Basket"

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Brrrr....

It's September..it's colder..but not the climax of chilliness. It's just the beginning and we have to cope UP here.

September means October is near-at-hand. I shall be reaching "full maturity". *sigh* Nevertheless, my face remains juvenile. *grin*

Hello socks, hello knitted sweaters, hello champorado..

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

So near and yet so faaaaaaar..

All Filipino nurses who challenged the licensure exam last June are definitely rejoicing now. Now the re-takers can loiter around chins up having proven that, leakage or not, they still can pass with no sweat! For them, it doesn't matter if Juan's image worldwide has permanently been tainted with indelible ink. He is still unbeatable work wise. Who wouldn't be if the price for slaving one's self is lots and lots of bucks. Nevermind the stress as long as they can redeem their families from poverty.

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

Sorting Out

August is about to end & a good way to cap it off is by sieving. I shall be doing this monthly (that is, if I won't forget) since having 2 blogs is way too messy and hostile too. Even if the 1st has already hibernated, I don't want to neglect it. I find it hard to merge both 'though. *sigh*

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

Starry, starry Night & Day

I spent my Saturday watching, watching and watching plus coffee and munching in between and babysitting of course. No thanks to Media Gate 'coz there's cable ch.35 to thank this time.

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

"Walang tibay na maaasahan!"

It's been featured in the news (again and again):


Crocs and the dreaded escalator.

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

Passing time

Now I have more time to watch, may it be old or new films. Not the so-so serious ones 'though coz such need uninterrupted attention. They can wait when Kimi's already in deep slumber and when Hubi is able to sub. Thanks Thanks to Media Gate! =) Of course, this is possible while babysitting and nursing a tennis elbow, a condtion that I consider a withdrawal symptom of karyotyping. *sigh* =) It has never left me even after therapy, hot compress plus layers and layers of Bengay.

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.

*sigh*

.. still assimilating.. still assimilating (the neverending story..bow!)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Rain (un)check

The sun has partially shown its rays today & we're so happy about it. No more tears baby! =) It's an eyesore 'though to see the newly asphalted roads topsy-turvy and grainy. Haay...the pasaway contractors didn't strictly follow the curing time. Money spent, money wasted. That's why, accdg to bali-balita, the one responsible would have to sell his car just to make up for the money burnt. Awwww...how thoughtful? How true? Tsismis lang yun!

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

Coffee Anyone?

..a forwarded email I would like to share:

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."
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.

Lookie, lookie too!

"Cindy"
Kimi's 3-month old pet chihuahua

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

3

"the Pine trees, the Mango tree and Fox"

Heavy Duty

Kimi's gaining weight fast while I'm sheding the excess slowly. =) After 5 weeks, I am down to 111lbs (50 point something kg) from a max of 138lbs (63kg) and Kimi 11lbs (5kg) from 7.48lbs (3.4kg) at birth. I guess I have to thank the sleepless nights, breastfeeding and a healthy but weak appetite. Because of such drastic decrease, I even got scolding from E-ling, a former colleague at TPDL, a mom to a 1 yr-old boy who's still burning her excess adipose and, mind you, who's younger than me when she saw my photo with Kimi. To quote:

"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

Lookie, lookie

Husky, Fox's fertile partner

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sepia

Every weekend I look forward to bringing Kimi at home to spend time w/ my parents too. There are 2 sides of the coin & mahina ang kalaban. Each side absolutely wants to savour his innocence. Had I produced twins, then we wouldn't swing ala pendulum. Siguradong hating kapatid *kidding*

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..

..authenticity..authenticity

Malay at Paki

TV sucks, i.e., if u have to deal with news abt stars, starlets, politicians, Angel Locsin, Angel Locsin and Angel Locsin. It's what Pinoy reporters are good at - make fire out of two polished pebbles. Do you really need to highlight someone's everyday activity? Hello? As if she wasn't doing that when she wasn't a star yet.

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

The Bitch is back

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"

"Anong nasa dako paroon?"

"Blair Witch?"

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Wednesday Blues

It may have been pouring hard for hours now (from yesterday 'til today) but that didn't stop me & Hubi from going out last night to meet up with friends. If not for a so called advance bday celebration minus the celebrant ('coz her kid is prohibited from making lakwatsa on a weekday, so her husband was the only one present - Happy Bday Ate Arlene!), we won't be drenching ourselves. It was unplanned actually. Hmm..the orGanizer might just be making a tribute to someBody else's BdAY. Oooops...spare the chismaks!! *kidding* It was definitely nice to see all of them guys again after a long time since the baby came out. Thanks also for the coffee and hopia, Ninong A. Galivanting is definitely my booster. Pano, nasanay kay Merlion.

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

08/07/07

10 reasons to celebrate:
10. rain
9. rain
8. and more rain

7. fog
6. fog
5. and more fog

"Overlooking"

4. crisp air after the drizzle

3. moist pine needles

2. gloomy weather minus the storm
and last but not the least,

1. Kimi's 1 month old!! yoohoo!

"Kimi and Pong"

Monday, August 06, 2007

Plus & Minus

Yey! Prayers answered.

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

Lesson #1


The best thing next to a box of chocolates is an empty beehive coupled with a free pair of bee wings.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Left out

Whilst everyone, my friends, countrymen & foes, are updated with news and current events. I seem to be quite "isolated" from all that's happening less the chance of being spoon-fed. My world apparently is revolving only around Kimi. How long? I don't know. =) Still adjusting maybe..

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

Julian

3 weeks after, Kimi's weight had increased to 4.2 kilograms from 3.4. A 400g tin can can only last him 3 days from an initial 6-7days. phew! How time..err..weight flies.

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

*burp*

Babies tend to get colicky when they feed, feed and over feed plus the neverending hiccups and Kimi is not exempted. And these strike during the wee hours. So imagine the turbulence we have to endure. It is a hands-on learning experience 'though. There is no other way to sharpen knowledge than going through things the hard way minus the guidance of the learned.

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

It is a virtue, indeed

Kimi's nearly 2 weeks old and yet he can already move his head to & fro independently. Sometimes he struggles to carry it upwards when positioned to burp on my shoulder. Such an amazing wonder for a newborn baby.

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

Huh?

"Kimi & I"

He still cant see, however, in this shot he appears to be staring at me =)

A week that was

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.

As of the moment, I consider myself a useless cow. I have the least amount of milk for Kimi. Sometimes I feel frustrated for a few mums possess sprinkler-like bumpers, unlike me*sigh* Here, size does NOT matter. I'm just happy for Hubi's encouragement. Patience, Eileen, Patience. The key is to let the baby suck & suck until you die =) or else you'll end up having high fever & worst abscess.

It's been a week and I/we really can't get enough of the baby. I never felt this satiated before. If only I can cease his biological clock and let him be like that 4ever & ever, I would.

Innocence.....*sigh*

Monday, July 09, 2007

At first...At last...

Thank the heavens, Kimi's out. I thought it was a simple *pff* but I was wrong. It may have been a C-Section but it was reaaaaaaaaally reaaaaaaaally tough. A modified Caesarian delivery. I dont want to elaborate. Definitely, it was all worth it. However, I don't know if I wanna go through it again =)

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

Born on the 4th of July..NOT!

It would've been better if I chose to give birth today. It's Fil-Am Friendship Day, ayt? A few people are pushing us to have the OR done on this special day, however, to no avail. *wink*
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

Speedy Gonzales

Yipee!!!

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

Lulubog..Lilitaw

In 2-3 wks time, Kimi will be out. I don't know if I will be scared....or more scared. =) The contractions are getting more pronounced. Not constant yet 'though.

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'm nestling..

I've been mute for a while trying to organize things with Hubi for our little one. YES...I'm back in my hometown for good. The adjustment period isn't over yet. As if my fingers haven't stopped craving for abnormal karyotypes. Ooops!! *knock on wood*

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!!

Hubi...S.O.S.! *wink*

Thursday, April 12, 2007

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye..

"..I hate to go and leave this pretty sight
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu
Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye -- Goodbye!
I'm glad to go, I cannot tell a lie
I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly
The sun has gone to bed and so must I.."
~The Sound of Music

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*
...OH! ....and for the blue I.C.! I shall be back!!! =)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Cutie, cute cute!

Just sharing a very popular YouTube video which earned 3,442,833 views and still counting

Indeed, nature's beauty..



As YahooAnswers explains it:

"Most animals don't hold or shake paws normally, but sea otters do (as is shown in the clip).
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."

Alleluia!!

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*


HAPPY EASTER!!!


Friday, April 06, 2007

With God by Your Side, You Never Have to Be Alone

Just wanted to share a nice poem with you all. Have a blessed Holy Week everyone..

Sometimes life sends us
changes we've never contemplated,
problems we'd just as soon do without,
and inconveniences that we'd rather not
have to deal with.
It can feel as if we are wandering
in a barren desert.

It's during these "desert" experiences
of our lives
that God, in all His faithfulness,
opens up His heart.

He quenches our thirsty souls,
revives our parched hearts,
and leads us to a higher place
where peace and joy and love
will be ours forever.

On all the long journeys
your life leads you on,
please remember...

you'll never walk alone.

~Linda E. Knight

Friday, March 30, 2007

plus/minus 27weeks

I had my check-up today and there's nothing much interesting to share. The procedure remains the same - scan here&there, to&fro, however, the euphoria of just seeing the baby's heartbeat makes a great difference.

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

Haaaay...

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Cheer me up!

'Though a lot of us may be submerged in piles of issues in life, love, work and health (and my family isn't spared from this especially), let us not forget that all these are temporary -- to jerk our senses, improve ourselves and make us realize that life is meant to be lived joyfully. Let us not waste our time on nonsensical things & beings.

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

Welcome to the Christian World!

Here's a snapshot of my cutesy niece (12 hrs old).

"Carry nyo?"
(photo courtesy of the proud parents)
Congratulations Kuya & Cha!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Paging

The horrormones are taking over. A mixed feeling of sadness, abandonment & no reaction persists. *sigh*

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

Family Tree + 1

BREAKING NEWS!

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!!!

P.S.
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

T.G.I. Monday!

Yipee!!! Got my internet working...

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

Sunday bloody Sunday

My internet is down today despite the troubleshooting. First time ah! The modem & router are working fine, however, I still couldn't connect. The LED are all lit & the corresponding buttons blinking.

grrrrrr!!!!!

AND....

....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*

please...please...please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

10 Little Indian Boys

Now that my feet have expanded, my shoes are quite tight. I feel more uneasy as I had been born with my left slightly longer than my right. Luckily, most of my shoes have enough allowance to accommodate the change plus the strap holes and long laces. I guess the looser ones fit just right now.

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

Surprise! Surprise!

I had my check-up today & my doctor let me hear Bunny's heartbeat again plus a picture (again & again) of him.

Bunny seemed to have grown soooooo fast & accdg to his size I should be 24 weeks (6mos) come tomorrow. I was so shocked 'coz in my mind I know I am only 20 weeks (5mos) today, and that, too, is accdg to my calculations. Therefore, my EDD has been moved 2 weeks forward from July 6 to June 23. Geez...

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

"Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie"

I earned the biggest insult this afternoon and I don't know how to react. I'm smiling inside 'though. =)

(flashback)
Burmese lady housekeeper/dispatch lady: "You pregnant?"

Eileen: "Yes..why?"

Burmese lady housekeeper/dispatch lady: "Oh, I thought you were becoming fat and still single."

Eileen: "No, I'm 5 months already and happily married."

Burmese lady housekeeper/dispatch lady: "Ah..that's why it looked so strange that you grow big only in front. I'm sorry. "

Eileen: "It's alright."*chuckling*


Gosh..all the while I thought I'm sooo obviously pregnant. I should have heeded my colleagues' advice to start wearing this:

Monday, February 26, 2007

...with Wings

Bunny's movements are becoming more pronounced now. Indeed, it feels like there are butterflies in my stomach, i.e., literally. Soon the butterflies will mutate into birds then into bats then into a healthy baby Boy. ;p

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*

Kidding!!

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

Mic Test

Is Blogger encountering "technical difficulties"? I've created a new post that appears to be invisible after publishing.

Grrrrr!!!!! ano ba yan! ;p

Hopeless Case

I'm nearly 5 months preggy and yet I still don't have any specific, special, whaddahell craving -- the most significant symptom I'd been waiting for. *sigh*
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!

...hoping...hoping...

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.

...reminiscing...reminiscing...