Saturday, January 31, 2009

it's the Magic 6 again!

Minutes past 5PM. And it's only now that I'm totally awake and back in my senses.

We had a little celebration last night at a friend's house. All six of us are finally back together again to celebrate the birthday of Oneng and Lisette - who, after missing out on a few get-togethers over the holidays, was able to join us. Nothing beats the fun of the Magic 6! :)  We're still the old crazy bunch of high school girls we used to be!  

(sitting L-R) Lisette, Jac, Faye; (standing) Oneng, Kai, Jannie

Friday, January 30, 2009

kainis ha!

Beware if I'm talking too nicely and in a slow manner, because that doesn't really mean I am being nice, but that I am starting to be pissed off. Got it??

Thursday, January 29, 2009

yey! they've found me! and i found 'em too!

It's been a while since my last post. It's not because of lack of topics to blog about, but rather lack of enthusiasm to write... well, sort of. But! I can't let this one pass. I feel good whenever I find comment/s to be moderated displayed on my dashboard. And knowing that I only have three souls religiously checking my blog (or so I thought ^_^), I feel kind of excited to have received two comments from two new blog hoppers who happened to have found my site. Yey! But more than anything else, I'm more excited that I have additional blogs that are interesting to follow.

Thanks to Agnes and Mikoy, I am writing today. :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

a valentine date

Since the last quarter of 2008, my high school friends and I have been seeing each other more often than we used to in the past 14 years. Whether it's just the six of us girls, or with our husbands, or in some occasions, with kids tagging along, we always enjoy our time doing what we do best, chatting to the max while eating! :) And during our gatherings, it's good to know that my friends' kids (there's a total of 7 of them already) get along well, and so our husbands. The friendship extends to our families, too!

Sadly, one of us will soon be leaving to join her husband in Dubai. But before she leaves, we have already planned our barkada-family early summer getaway in Batangas this coming February 13th and 14th. It's a Valentine date for us, too! :) This has to be one of the merriest get-together we'll have this year with us girls complete in attendance.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

my paper boat and the Internet

I just had a video call with my Kuya who is in NJ. It was nice to see the whole family while the kids were finishing off their breakfast. I even got the chance to see our Baby Andie, too.

While chatting, Kuya was making some paper airplanes for the kids. Then suddendly, Luis the eldest of Kuya's three children asked for a paper boat. Well, I didn't know my Kuya doesn't know how to make one. :) Good thing we're on chat, I was able to show Luis how to fold paper into a boat!

It's good to know that despite the distance, we can still spend time and share fun things together. :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

happy couples

I chanced upon this message and thought of posting it here...

5 Things That Happy Couples Do Everyday:
  1. Talk to each other
  2. Flirt with one another
  3. Share a fun moment
  4. Share a silent moment
  5. Give each other space
Husband said we got a check for each item. :) And I agree!

the truth about my headache

Last Tuesday night, I was having one of my worst migraine attacks, that it made me cry and kept me awake for a while. :( I was in so much pain that I had become so selfish not to consider that Husband needed to sleep for an early work the following morning. I nagged Husband on how uncaring he was to not even offer anything that could have given me relief. And so he said he'd take me to the hospital, so that once and for all, we'd know what is causing this terrible headache. (Oh! I already know! Mine is a case of hormonal migraine.) I disagreed, for I know i would just be prescribed with pain relievers, to which I'm highly allergic. And since I have ran out of stock of paracetamol (Biogesic), the only medicine I could safely take, I just asked him to go out and buy me some. It was around 11PM at that time.

And last night, while watching some videos, Husband complained of headache. And I told him, that he's just having it to experience what it's really like to have a headache, so the next time I'd be in such pain, he'd totally understand my situation. And know what he said? He said, "No, I'm having my headache now because last night when you were in pain, I just prayed that I'd rather have that headache than you suffering from it." Aaaaawwwww!!! Sweet!!! He said he felt a little bad that night when I told him that he didn't seem to care, because truth is, he'd rather trade places with me. And yes, he's right when he said just because I can't see anything done means nothing is really being done. :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

my orangutan

Ok, I broke my promise, but not without a compelling reason... I was down with migraine (again!) yesterday. :(

So, here is my orangutan project, which I have done some ten years back, I think. :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

to craft or not to craft...

While I was searching my pile of bags for something that I can use as my make-up kit, I accidentally found the cross-stitch project I had long been looking for!

This is my orangutan project, some ten years ago, I think. And I guess, this will be my biggest cross stitch project for now. Remember, I am still not done with that tiny Tweety bird I was so excited finishing few months back. And it made me realize that I am no longer as patient nor as passionate with this craft as I thought I was. :(

Perhaps, I should go for crafts that would not be too time-demanding... something that I can see the output in less time... something like... cooking? :)

Oooppsss... photo of the orangutan project to be posted tomorrow, I promise! :)

crazy Net

My Internet connection over the weekend had been crazily on and off. It was frustrating because I was not able to chat with my Kuya for long. The video call was all lagged up and communicating was rather irritating than exciting. (I was irritated with the connection and not with my Kuya, I hope I made that clear. ^_^) Nevertheless, it was still good to see them online, including the newest addition to the family, our Baby Andie! She's growing more adorable each day, getting prettier and prettier like her Tita. *ahem!* :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

what a ride!

During the Christmas holidays last year, I was able to experience something for the first time... a motorbike joy ride that lasted for six hours!

Last December 27, Husband and I joined the fun run sponsored by ERBA (Eastern Rizal Bikers Association), where he is a founding officer. The group met at a gasoline station in Tanay, Rizal at seven in the morning. From there, we went our way to Infanta, Quezon.

During the ride, the group was led by the President, and the rest followed in file. On the average the group was just running on a speed of 60kms/hour. It was a safe, leisure drive trip for everyone except the Marshall. The Marshall is a biker who is usually at the end of the file, but drives faster every now and then to check on the group or deliver a message to the leader. The leader for any run like this must have quick reflexes. He (or she, why not? ^_^) should be able to timely direct the rest of the group when they need to slow down or speed up, or avoid some obstructions on the road. The leader does this using hand or foot signals. The member at the back of the leader then passes the same signal, and the other members do the same, until the signal reaches the end. And this is done quickly, of course, while driving.

If the group had signals, Husband and I had our own too. I was his backride (I don't know yet how to drive a motorbike) and talking was not easy to do because we were both wearing helmets. A knock on his helmet from me meant that I was feeling sleepy; tap on my knees from him meant "hold on tight, we'll run faster"; a hug from me meant I was already feeling tired and my back needed some slouching; and a caress on my leg from him meant to ask if I was just fine and still enjoying the ride. But more than the signals to check on each other, Husband also made some signals telling me to check on the other bikers behind us. It was one of the best values I’ve observed in the group: care for other members as you care for yourself.

We reached our destination in Infanta, Quezon at around lunch time. But the group decided to move to Liliw, Laguna, in one of the group’s most visited resort. So, immediately after having our lunch, we headed to our next destination. It took another two hours or so to get there. There we stayed overnight, had a dip in a freezing-cold pool, then went back home after our late breakfast.

I would say that this is one of the most amazing experiences that Husband and I had together so far... several hours of riding too closely together, trusting each other to move in the way the other did, and him allowing me to a world which originally was only his.

Now, we look forward to another joy ride, this time to Baguio!!! And that’ll be another story for everyone… :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

hear ye! hear ye!

For the longest time, I have been the only princess in the family (being the only girl among four siblings). But at 10:38AM of the 12th day of January this year, after 31 years of my existence, I have been dethroned! A new princess was born! :)

Much to our delight, my Kuya's third child is a girl.

Monday, January 12, 2009

1 in 10B

Last friday night, while husband and I were driving home, we ended up discussing about the 6/49 Superlotto. I told him, "I wonder how many possible combinations there will be from the 6/49 lotto." I was telling him that there is a finite number of combinations for this particular lottery. And I would like to know if it is possible to bet on all the combinations and still get a winning. Husband said if it is possible, then syndicates have thought of it and have done it already. He said it can't be done. Well, i told him it can't be, if the money you'll pay betting on all the combinations will be more than the jackpot amount.

So, to find out, I asked a college friend, who I know is very good in formulas. Several minutes after sending my email inquiry, I got his response, which I would like to share with you all.

Well, for super lotto 6/49 (meaning from numbers 1 to 49, one has to bet on a 6-digit combination), there are 10,068,347,520 possible combinations. That's 1-in-10-billion chance of winning!

Lotto winners must be really lucky, huh? :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

happy fifth!

This day marks my fifth year with my company, ASCENT. And to celebrate this day, I am sharing with you pictures taken during my fifth Christmas party with this small organization, which has truly been like a family to me over the last five years.

And the counting continues, of course! :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

2 January 2009

Another reunion with my high school friends. However, we missed one of us because she's in the U.S. to spend the holidays with her family. Nevertheless, we still had a great time... and this time, we have our families to join us.

Here are few of the pictures taken that day:

so kulit pa din!

nothing much has changed...

with our families

Thursday, January 1, 2009

1 January 2009

Ever since I got married, the very first day of my new year is spent in a reunion with my husband's maternal family. It is usally a feast of food, games, and exchange of gifts. No matter what we receive, we are always delighted because we know that we are remembered through the simple gifts they give.

Here are some of the pictures taken during our simple get-together:

Happy New Year, everyone!