Thursday, December 31, 2009


As the year 2009 comes to an end, let's look back and count the blessings that we have received, and remember to give thanks to the Lord for everything that has come our way. And as we welcome the new year, let us pray with hopeful hearts that the best of situations shall come our way. God bless us!!!

Happy new year to all!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas!!!

Happy Holidays!

For several years now, I have always been telling family and friends that Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It does not only give me a merry feeling, it also allows me to bond with people who really matter. The two-week Christmas break I have been enjoying from the company gives me the liberty to stay at home with Mama, and meet up with friends whom I have not been seeing frequently throughout the year.

This season is quite extra special though. My ASCENT family has thrown a tribute/despedida party disguised as a Christmas party. I was so overwhelmed with all the appreciation that my boss and my colleagues have shown me, and I'm sure to blog separately about that soon. My highschool classmates are able to organize not just one, but two days of get-together (26th and 30th; to all concerned, please do join us), to accommodate those who will be coming home from abroad. After 15 years, we are gathering again to spend our Christmas partIES! My husband's circle of SUPERFRIENDS (as i call them) is also having their Christmas party (on the 26th as well), and better halves are invited. My grade school classmates are also planning our long overdue reunion. It's been almost 20 years since we graduated, and we haven't yet had any reunion (or so I think!). Now is the best time! It's tentatively set on the 24th of January, and I'm really wishing it will push through.

'Tis the season to be jolly! These gatherings will surely be full of reminiscing, catching up, and fun!

I thank God for my families, relatives and friends who never forget. Let us celebrate relationships that have been built, nurtured and grown over the years.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone! God bless you!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Three weeks ago, I was drafting my resignation letter. And it was just last week that I was able to finalize and print it. However, it was only two hours ago that I was able to hand it to our managing director. I never realized that submitting the letter would be harder than drafting it.

I wasn’t nervous about how my boss would react to my resignation, because I had already informed him four months ago that I would only be staying until this December. I would admit I was really sad leaving the company where I had been working for six years now.

But things happen because they are meant to happen. I am meant to leave the company to experience more somewhere else, and for that, I am truly excited.

I can never tell what is in store for me in the future, but I can only trust that the Lord will always be there to guide me… and I just need to follow.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

our timely prayer

Prayer of Spouses for Each Other

Lord Jesus, grant that I and my spouse may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that we may both be filled with faith and trust. Give us the grace to live with each other in peace and harmony. May we always bear with one another’s weaknesses and grow from each other’s strengths. Help us to forgive one another’s failing and grant us patience, kindness, cheerfulness and the spirit of placing the well-being of the other ahead of self.

May the love that brought us together grow and mature with each passing year. Bring us both ever closer to You through our love for each other. Let our love grow to perfection.

All these we pray in the mighty name of Jesus, AMEN!

Thanks to Kai for sharing this lovely prayer to us.

1... 2... 3!

By the time this post is published, husband and I are probably snoring our way through the night, while he snuggles me, as he always do for three years now.

Yes, today, the 24th of November, we are celebrating our third wedding anniversary. Time flies so fast! It’s already been three years of an exciting, sometimes disappointing yet comforting roller coaster ride.

While it would feel best to have a harmonious relationship ALL the time, the differences and arguments that pop up once in a while have helped us learn how to handle things better. We’re learning… continuously… and the love grows uncontrollably.

Whatever we have been through, and whatever storm we have survived in the past have just made us both more bonded to each other. We can just only pray to the Lord that He will bless us with more love, patience and understanding for us to brave any rain that might come our way in the next years of our marriage.

We’re just startin’, and I’m lovin’ it!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

smarter than a second grader

What I enjoy the most when I spend my weekend at my Mama's place is the opportunity to chat with my Kuya and his family. They have been staying in New Jersey for almost two years now, and I just miss spending time with my nephews. (Ok, Kuya, I miss spending time with you and Ate Aieh, too!) And it's only through video chat that I get to see the new addition to the family, Andie.

This morning, I spent almost two hours chatting with my nephew, Luis. It started with his stories of being chosen as a student of the month at his school, among 50+ other kids... moving to his latest addition of artwork at Artsonia... then to his latest collection of books. Yes, books! Books on National Geographic for Kids on various topics such as the space, sharks and others. He also has his Kid's Almanac for 2010. While he was eager to share what he had already read on those books, we had started this simple game of question and answer. He would ask questions, then I'd answer. Then I'd get my turn to ask, and he'd answer. Well, good thing that my PC ran SKYPE and GOOGLE at the same time without delay, otherwise, I might not be able to give correct answers. Com'on! Do you really still remember facts about ORCA? or the hummingbird's eggs? Well, at least he hasn't read yet that the highest waterfall is that of the Angel Waterfall in Venezuela, otherwise, I wouldn't be able to lead a score. LOL.

I had a great chat time with him. Next time, I'll prepare more questions, and I have to make sure I can get the answers right when he throws his are-you-smarter-than-a-fifth-grader type of questions! Take note, he's just a second grader... I wouldn't want to face the webcam and tell him "I may be your aunt and way older than you are, but I'm not smarter than a second grader like you!"


To satisfy my craving for chicken empanada from Red Ribbon, I requested Husband to drive me to the nearest branch after an afternoon meeting with a client yesterday.

Though I was happy that the empanada didn't fall short of my gustatory expectation (I had two pieces, actually), I was a bit disappointed with the carbonara meal that I have ordered for. I don't think that it was worth the price I paid for it. Even the palabok meal that Husband had was not good either... it was bland and the serving was small. As customers we are willing to pay the cost, and having said that, we hope that we also get the value of what we are paying for.

At any rate, I enjoyed our merienda because it was spent with Husband and my dear Mama.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Madonna Era

I got this from Angeli.

Simple rule: using only song names from one artist, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 20 people. Try not to repeat a song title. It’s actually a lot harder than you think.

Pick your artist: MADONNA (who else? i grew up dancing and singing to her hits!)

1. Are you male or female? Material Girl
2. Describe yourself: Angel (hahahaha)
3. Describe your significant other: He's a Man
4. How do you feel about yourself? Beautiful Stranger
5. Describe where you currently live: La Isla Bonita
6. If you could be anywhere, where would you be? Secret Garden
7. Your favorite form of transportation: Easy Ride
8. Your best friend is: Candy Perfume Girl
9. Your favorite color is: Like a Virgin
10. What’s the weather like? Rain
11. Favorite time of day: Time to Dance
12. What is life to you? Something to Remember
13. What is the best advice you have to give? Express Yourself, Open Your Heart (I love giving advices, did you notice?)
14. If you could change your name, what would it be? Dear Jessie
15. Your favorite food is: Nothing Fails
16. Thought for the day: Live to Tell
17. How would I like to die: Vogue
18. My soul’s present condition: Like a Prayer
19. The faults I can bear: Lament, Love Profusion (i know, i listed two again...)
20. My motto: Laugh to Keep from Crying

It was harder than I thought because I couldn't make up my mind on which to list. It's fun though! Try it for yourself. :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

offer is good while supplies last

Tonight, instead of spending time on Facebook playing Cafe World or Farm Town, I chose to catch up on my reading. No, not of books, but of the few blogs that I have been following. And as I take inspiration from these blogs to post my own update, something I have been thinking earlier came to mind again.

Ever since Husband and I have received the news qualifying us to finally migrate to the land down under, our family and friends have been only telling us two things: 1. to spend time with people who matter; and 2. to feast on all the food we love to eat that may not be readily available there.

Well, we know that family and friends are the people that matter. As for the food, here is my personal list:

  1. Mama's cooking, that obviously I can't cook myself or that ingredients may not be available, like laing, sinaing na tulingan, adobong salinyasi, tortang dulong, kilaw na dilis, sinigang na kanduli sa miso... and this list could just go on and on...
  2. balaw-balaw ni Nanay Tonia (the mother of my dearest friend, Oneng) matched with nilagang upo with dalag
  3. street food - isaw, fishball, squid ball, kwek-kwek, tokneneng, and at times, adidas

We shall definitely take advantage of the remaining months to be with family and friends, and to feast on food that we would surely miss.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

it's gonna be Christmas soon!

Today is the 15th of October. We’re halfway through the month and Christmastime is just around the corner. Christmas season is something I so look forward to every single year. I just love the merry feeling it gives me when I think of it.

But this time is different. As I countdown through the days before Christmas, I somehow feel a bit of sadness knowing that forty-nine days after the merry day, I shall be leaving behind my family and friends for a new life that awaits miles and miles away from home. And just writing about it brings me to tears already. It is our choice though… something that husband and I have planned for nearly two years ago.

After indulging myself with the sad thought, the excitement begins to surface. Yes, we will finally live our lives in a place we have always dreamt of, and it is going to be exciting! It may not always be easy, but it will be fun! It may be full of uncertainties, but we will surely learn new things. And as we go through everything that may be new to us, it would be comforting to know that we have each other and by God’s grace we would be A-OK!

Now I am happy again! Am I crazy? Nah! Just thrilled!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

trying to be back

I have just checked my blog dashboard and was surprised to see one comment to be moderated despite the fact that I haven’t been blogging for more than a month now.

Thanks to that comment because I am writing again. But what really prompted me to make a new post is the number of updates that I have been missing reading all these weeks from the very few blogs I am following.

I need to allot time to catch up on my reading and know what’s going on with my blogger-friends. I pray that you are all well whatever circumstances you may be in now.

As for me, I have been good, though there had been a few migraine attacks in the last weeks, and we had been slightly affected by typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana). I have been busy sorting files in my office desktop to ensure smooth turnover of workload until December of this year. Husband and I have also been preparing the things we need to bring when we leave in February next year. And in doing all these, I have a cycle of mixed emotions of excitement, sadness, happiness, uncertainty, and then excitement again, and the cycle just continues.

We are thankful that our families and friends are very supportive of our endeavors. And we pray that God would bless them even more.

How about you? How have you been?

Friday, August 28, 2009

thought of flights

During times at work when I would like to rest for a while, I would always find myself surfing for flight schedule and fare. Husband and I have not yet finalized on the date when we have to leave this motherland, but one thing we are sure of, we are going to spend Christmas and New Year here, with our families.

We are looking for the cheapest fare, wherein the schedule would allow us to leave on a late afternoon of Friday (or perhaps on a Friday night), so that whoever would pick us up from the airport of our destination would not have to go on a work leave just to meet us up. Plus, it will give us two days (Saturday and Sunday) to acquaint ourselves with our new community.

Thinking about these things gives me a mix of emotions… I am excited because finally, the thing that we have been working on had already materialized, but at the same time, I feel kind of sad because we will be leaving behind everything that I have lived with and lived for, for the last thirty-two years of my life.

But that’s life. We oftentimes make decisions that we believe would lead us to the best of things. And in all these, we pray that we have the anointing of the Lord that we are following the path He has chosen for us to take on.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy 56th!

to the person who loves me unconditionally... who cares for me tirelessly... who guides me unendingly...

to the person I love dearly... I respect highly...


Mama, "thank you" will never be enough to let you know how much I am grateful for everything you have done for us. I am who I am because you are who you are. I love you so much!!! Happy Birthday! :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

he is sick. :(

This is the first time in 3 years, 3 months and 17 days that we have been together that Husband has been this sick. It's nothing serious, I hope, but he is down with recurring abdominal pain and fever.

When the person who has always been taking care of me is now the one being taken care of, I feel a bit challenged and concerned. Am I taking care of him the way I should? Am I looking after him as frequent as I am supposed to?

The bedroom he is in is just a few steps away from where I sit now. I am keeping the room door open just in case he would call on me to come to his side. I do not want to stay at his bedside for I may not hold myself from continuously caressing his face or his arms to feel if his temperature is shooting up, and that would wake him up.

Again, I hope his medical condition is not anything serious... hopefully it's just caused by fatigue or by anything he had eaten or drank yesterday.

Please join me in praying that he'd feel better really soon. He is not used to being sick... neither am I.

Monday, August 3, 2009

rain, rain go away...

the weather has been crazy lately... if there's one day in August when the weather would be perfect, i wish that'd be on the 15th, because it's Mama's 56th. :)


One Saturday morning when husband and I were driving along San Rafael Street in Mandaluyong, we passed by a man walking his bulldog. Though I am not really fond of dogs because I’m really scared of them, I found the one we saw cuddly and cute. And then I told Husband that if I were to have a dog, it would be a bulldog.

Instantly that day, Husband decided to buy me one. I felt like a kid again! I was so excited, and before I relized it, I was all over our new pet, Bull-e (name inspired by Wall-e). Bull-e sleeps with us and goes with us when we go on trips. Should we need to leave him behind, we always make sure that he lies comfortably in bed before we go. There are even times when we really talk to him as if we’re talking to a baby. We are just so inlove with Bull-e. I wish he gets to stay with us for a lifetime.

Here, see one of Bull-e’s pictures.

Isn’t he adorable?

By the way, have I mentioned that Bull-e’s just a stuffed toy???

to do or not to do...

To procrastinate, as defined by Inspiration’s Word Guide, is to put off (an action, decision, or the like) needlessly; postpone.

I have been guilty of procrastination for the longest time. Be it in doing the littlest of things such as tidying my bags in the cabinet or updating my blog, I always seem to have an excuse for the delay of my actions.

But several weeks ago though, embarrassing as it may be to admit, I had experienced the consequences of my procrastination. It lead me to stressful days and nights, which I could not complain of because I know for a fact that it’s nobody’s fault but mine.

Blessedly enough, I was still able to pull it through, learning the lessons that I should have learned long time back. Though there are still bits and pieces of the aftermath of my deeds that I need to work on, I am glad that things are starting to go smoothly, being able to finish one task after the other.

Thank God for the Spirit... though it’s entirely my doing to be caught in those stressful times, I never felt weak.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

love for me is...

i believe that love is not just a feeling... it is a commitment; a commitment to be with the person through ups and downs, a commitment to stay loyal and faithful, and honest and sincere; a commitment to nurture the relationship to make it stronger and for it to endure trials. but should infidelity be experienced and mistakes have been done, love should also be a commitment to learn to forgive and forget. it's not easy, but i believe it's workable.

as a comment posted on Paulo Coelho's forum

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

i'm still here

I haven't been blogging lately nor reading any of my followed blogs' posts because I feel that my hands are full of workloads. And tonight, while trying to relax, I tried to catch up on my missed blog reading... and I tell you, I have been missing a lot already. And so, I tried hard enough to read as much as I could, post comments, and make these online friends know that I'm still here... :)

I may not be that "visible" but know that I am here. :) It's time for my good night sleep now. *kiss*

take care,

Friday, July 3, 2009

work panic, blouse, shoes and Transformers

This week has been a roller coaster ride of emotions brought about by work and some personal matters.

While I was busy performing my duties, other concerns from clients would just come up... others easy to address while some would take much of my time. The lowest point of my work week was when I found out that nearly 4,000 records in 93 databases could have been lost. It called for an emergency meeting, at least with a colleague friend whose department I also coordinate with. I have to admit I panicked, my mind tried sorting out excuses I can use, but decided I just had to ask the respondents to take the survey again. It might not be easily acceptable for the client, but that's the only honest way we can work around it. This incident bugged my husband, too, that he ended up inviting me to leave the office earlier to relax and see the movie Transformers. I didn't buy it! It's something that would work for him, not me. But then again, he knows best how to get me... so, he bribed me with a bit of shopping treat... for a blouse at first, to which I also declined. But he was insistent, so he added it up with a pair of shoes. And that I couldn't resist anymore. So to little shopping and Transformers movie we went.

Highest point of the week? The tech support responded promptly saying that the data have not been lost! :)) Oh! I am so relieved! Thank God.

So, thank God it's Friday! My data are intact, another blouse and pair of shoes added to my closet, and I have seen an entertaining movie! :)

Hope you have a happy weekend! :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


In my everyday living, there would always be a time that I would think of blogging. My mind would usually register the opening sentences for my post, only to lose track of what I would really want to write about after a few seconds. And at times when I can freely write, when Internet connection is readily available, I seem to lose everything I have thought to write.

And just so I could update you of what I have been busy with lately, be it in thoughts or in deeds, here is a list of random things that keeps me occupied:

1. Life has been busy at work, but things are starting to slow down now. Yipee! :)

2. Remember the good thing that Husband and I are working on? Well, we had to prepare some documents and had to undergo some check ups. *wink*

3. Since the last swimming we had, our weekends were always spent at home with the family. The last weekend though was the most uneventful because I was down with migraine again. :( And it was too bad yet I couldn't do anything but apply cold compress on my head because I am allergic to most pain relievers. I even spent the entire Monday in bed.

4. Husband and I usually daydream of how our lives together will be when we finally get to go to the land down under... *wink*

missed you,

Sunday, May 31, 2009

would this be my last take this summer?

It took us around an hour and a half braving the heavy rain on our way home to the apartment. We left Husband's place earlier than usual because we would like to avoid getting caught up in traffic in case rain would pour... however, it seemed like we went head on with it! It's a good thing that Husband knows a few alternate routes, we were able to avoid the slightly flooded roads.

But driving in the midst of the heavy rain was just fine. Really! because earlier we had so much fun enjoying the sun, that Husband and I are all so tan again!

We had long been wanting to visit the Momarco Resort. It's just some minutes away from our place in Baras. We were delighted with the place. The spring-water pool is big enough to accommodate big groups of guests. Being there is like being one with nature again... it's a very good place to visit when one wants to unwind or just simply relax.

Entrance fee is at P250.00 for all aged 4 and up (day tour until 6PM), the smallest cottage is at P600.00 - enough to accommodate 10 people. They also have rooms for guests who would like to stay overnight. Guests may bring in food but with a corkage fee of P50/her for all aged 18 and up.

For more info, please visit their official site here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

way behind...

Every now and then, I log onto my blogger account to see if I have comments to moderate (though I haven't been updating lately) or new posts to read from blogs that I follow. It has only been 2 days since I last checked in and I have been missing quite a lot on my reading already.

I hope to read all your posts although I know my comments would be really late already.

Haaaayyyy.... life is so busy these days.

Friday, May 22, 2009

i'm so glad he won

What can I say??? Two seasons in a row, the contestant I was rooting for was declared the Idol!

I am just so happy that Kris Allen made it. I hope that his success will have NO BOUNDARIES. By the way, I think he sang NO BOUNDARIES better the second time.

it comes when i least expect it...

This was supposed to be posted last Tuesday night, after I have cleaned up the house after a mini party with my colleague-friends in celebration of my birthday. It was such a lovely day that I felt so inspired and blessed, that I have written this. However, when I was about to post it, it turned out that I don't have any credit left in my pre-paid Internet connection. I had to wait until I had time again to sign in and post it. And now is the time.



Yesterday (Monday), I received a good news, but I was not attentive enough to realize that it was indeed a very good news.

Later this afternoon (Tuesday), when my busy day at the office was about to end, the good news was pressed on me again. This time, I was confronted with the good news in total surprise.

It was around August of 2007 when Husband and I started working out on this thing, which could change our lives and our future. Every step we took, we were able to receive the results earlier than we expected it to come. But the recent good news is the record breaker. We were just expecting for a status report, instead we received another step to take on, which brings us closer to our goal. We have prepared ourselves for this step to come sometime in October this year, but it came just in time for my birthday, which is five months in advance of our set deadline.

I have never doubted God’s faithfulness, but I have learned to be patient when waiting for my prayers to be answered. I have never challenged God. Even at times when I feel disappointed that things don’t go my way, I still remind myself that God’s plan for me is always the best plan. So if a procedure is said to take a year to process, I keep that in mind and patiently wait for the days to pass. Receiving a result that is way ahead of the schedule is truly a blessing for us.

I might have not received my first birthday wish, but the second one, I believe is on its way.

Tonight’s devotion is very timely with the surprise I have just received, that it prompted me to post it to share with those whose faith are probably shaken by their current circumstances. It reads...


Trust God’s Ways

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways... For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9

Did you know a lack of understanding of how God does things can wear you out? If you don’t understand His ways, you could end up fighting and resisting things, thinking they are an attack from the devil, when in reality they are an attempt by the Lord to work something good in your life.

You know God does not do bad things. But sometimes you may fail to realize that everything that feels bad to you is not necessarily bad for you. Reminding yourself that His ways are not your ways will help you trust Him even when your circumstances are hard to understand.

As this busy day comes to a close, just put yourself in the hands of almighty God... and rest in the knowledge that He is good and knows what’s best.

Ending Your Day Right
Joyce Meyer
May 19

Sunday, May 17, 2009


The birthday blues faded as soon as Husband got home from his badminton game. It was around 9:30 last night and he asked me if I wanted to go to Tagaytay and have coffee. He said it would be nice to wait until the clock ticks 12 and it'll be my birthday. But I was already in bed, ready to sleep, so I told him that we just have a chat.

This morning, I was awaken by the alarm of Husband's reminder on his phone. He reached for it, checked it and said "Happy birthday, Mahal." to which I sleepily replied "thank you..." So, he has it on his calendar! :) Perhaps he would like to make sure that it's not gonna slip his mind. :)

We were on our way to the Church, when suddenly Husband had a stomachache that we had to go back home. And so, we're here at home, spending some of my birthday time on the Internet to thank all the well wishers and everyone who has remembered me on this special day.

The birthday blues is gone, and today is one happy birthday! Yay! I'm 32! :))

Saturday, May 16, 2009

birthday blues

I'm celebrating my birthday tomorrow, but how come I feel kind of sad? :((

Friday, May 15, 2009

last song syndrome

Last Sunday, I had the chance to get-together with my brother. It's the first time again after several years that we were both at home. He had been busy with his career, and our schedules of coming home at Mama's place won't meet. I visit him at the hospital once in a while, but we can't really spend much time chatting. Practically, he lives in the hospital now. He is a resident doctor at the Philippine General Hospital, under the Department of Surgery. He would have his off-duty days, but most of which he'd just spend resting in his dormitory room (which is also at the hospital premises).

While catching up, he shared a song that's in his iPod playlist, which upto now is still playing in my head. LSS (last song syndrome) that is!

Here, listen to it, and you might not get it out of your head eaither. :)

busy as a bee

It had been a crazily busy week for me at work. Last Monday was a real MONDAY in its truest busiest sense. I can no longer recall how many phone calls I made nor I had received on that day alone. From coordinating training schedules and book deliveries, to consolidating training feedback summaries, I had to do the task as each one deemed urgently necessary. Following the usual "to do list" was not much of a help because there would always be something to be done that wasn't really on the list in first place. A true test of which-would-you-handle-first-the-important-or-the-urgent thinking. One scheduled meeting was even postponed at a later date due to the busyness of the day. And that re-scheduled meeting didn't push through again because we had other things to take care of in the office. The busiest of busy days!

Last Wednesday, we had taken a five-hour trip to a client to conduct a three-hour orientation. I was exchanging text messages with my Husband telling him I'd be late and that he'd have to take his dinner alone. I had double cheeseburger for dinner from a McDonald's drive-thru, filling in my empty stomach while in the car.  Not my ideal dinner, by the way!  I was home two hours late than usual. It was the most tiring day of my week!

Thursday was just as equally occupied as the previous days but at least, I didn't have to go on a long drive again for a client meeting.

And as Friday came, I couldn't help but wish that there would be less calls to entertain, less coordinations to make, less reminders to be set. Were my "less" wishes granted? NOT AT ALL!

But I am not complaining. The busyness of the days means that we still have business, we have more clients, I still have work, and I can handle the pressure of multi-tasking.

And now, as I look forward to my birthday weekend, I can relaxingly breathe and take my much needed break before I face yet another work-filled week!

Oh... thank God it's Friday!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


TO ALL THE WONDERFUL MOMS OUT THERE... myspace graphic comments
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I wish I would be one of you really soon! :)
To my MAMA, thank you for all the love and everything else you have done for us. I am who I am because of you (the bad part is my fault though, don't worry *wink*).
You truly are the greatest mom in the world! I love you! :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

the two-way street i experience now

Life is a two-way street. I know this, believe this, and experience this every single day of my life.

When I shop for something, I normally seek consent from my Husband, even at times that I have to spend for it. Perhaps, subconsciously, I would like to get his approval whether what I am paying for is worth the money or not. Or maybe, I want to know if there’s a need for me to purchase the item in the first place. When I buy something, I encourage him to buy something for himself too. That way, I wouldn’t feel guilty giving in to my shopping pleasures. :) Life has to be a two-way street.

It had been long ago when I thought of having an Internet access at the comfort of our apartment... way before I even had my notebook. And so when I received my laptop as Husband’s gift on our 2nd wedding anniversary, I thought it wouldn’t be long before I get my Internet acess subscription. But I was wrong. It took me five long months to finally have that kit. It was only then that we have seriously thought of aquiring one. Or should I say, it was only then that Husband had seriously thought of approving my need (or want, according to him) for an Internet connection at our place, where we just stay during work days.

Now I understand why he was so insistent for me to get this Internet access kit. He wanted an X-deal – my Internet connection for his CABLE TV! After two weeks of being behind our schedule, I was finally able to apply for our SKYCABLE subscription. Just like my Internet access, his CABLE TV is also a pre-paid subscription.

It was scheduled to be installed Wednesday afternoon. It was already 4:00PM and still no cable guy in sight... 6:30PM came and still no cable guy was knocking at our door. I had to call the hotline twice to verify if they had the job order placed. Husband was already feeling disappointed at this time. While having dinner, he was telling me that these men are not coming anymore. But thirty minutes after we had our dinner, a SKYCABLE truck passed by. How delighted and excited he was that he made his roger rabbit moves! :)

And now, as I quietly sit on our bed, alone in the bedroom, I am able to finally use what my Internet connection is for, while he... he is enjoying his Crime Investigation special preview on SKYCABLE at the living room.

Indeed, life is a two-way street. :)

it's the carbonara's fault

I just had another trip to the toilet AGAIN.

You see, I am off from work this morning because of the carbonara I had. Okay... Okay... I had a lot. But what can I do? We enjoyed it! It's creaminess must be the culprit.

Initially, our plan was to prepare the carbonara after we had dinner last night. But being persons of low EQ (as we always call ourselves), we had it for dinner. And for this breakfast, too! And despite that thing it caused me, we're still having if for lunch... but this time it will be served with fried chicken. Hmmm... yummylicious!

Thanks to Angeli for the title. See it here how I came upon it. :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

to fire with water

Every first day of the month of May, the people of Baras, Rizal (my husband's hometown) celebrate some sort of a feast. I am not aware of its historical facts, but it usually starts early in the morning with a parade or turumba. It is then followed by the pagoda festival (a float parade done in the river). Simultaneous with these activities is the one thing I really like doing at this day, people splashing water everywhere, to anybody, anytime. You can say this one is similar to the feast of San Juan.

In preparation for this activity, husband and I bought some water guns. We "fire" people with water, but only those who we know are willing to get wet (just like us!). It's unfortunate for passers by who are not aware of this feast because they got splashed on, either unintentionally or otherwise. :)