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!


*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.


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...


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
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 batches yan!

Abangan natin!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Pumapapel na naman ba si Luli? haay... may pa-I.D., I.D. pang nalalaman

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Stop & Go

Christmas is just around the corner..

"I see trees of 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


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



Spot the difference!


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


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