Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Credits:
MERRY AND BRIGHT QUICK PAGE 01
Created by Ellie Lash
© 2007

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Baby J at 16 Weeks

This was taken a few days before I hit 16 weeks. Di pa masyado halata no? Inip na nga ako lumobo ang tummy ko pero sabi ng iba pag first baby daw talagang matagal daw lumobo ang tiyan. Usually mga 6 months pa. Tagal pero malapit na yun hehehe.

Napaaga ang prenatal check up ko. Instead na Dec. 15 pa eh napaaga ng Dec. 5 ... bakit? Kasi nung Dec. 3 mega hanap ako ng dress to wear para sa wedding ng friend ko. Naging todo pagod ata ang nangyari sa akin, nung gabi na yun nahirapan na ako makatayo kasi I felt numbness on my back and butt. Kinabukasan, naka-lie down pa din ako sa bed. Nagtext na ako sa OB ko, I told her kung ano yung mga na-experience kong mga symptoms kasama na ang slight cramps sa puson. Pinapunta na niya ako sa clinic niya ng Dec. 5.

Since ako lang ang patient that time, nagkaroon ng maraming time hanapin ni OB si Baby J. Makipaglaro ba naman ng hide and seek at habulan eh. Kasi pag natatapat na sa kanya yung doppler, bigla tong nawawala ... siyempre hahanapin nanaman ni OB kung nasaan siya. Pag narinig na heartbeat niya, bigla nanaman nawawala. Susme! siguro mga 10 minutes bago siya nahanap ulit at napirmi sa isang lugar. Super duper likot kaya niya. Samantalang bago kami pumunta ng clinic, kinausap na siya ni Daddy Jason na wag malikot hehehe.

On medication nanaman ako to get rid of pangangalay ng likod ... Duvidillan or Isoxilan ... mga muscle relaxant yun para maiwasan yung pangangalay. Tinake ko siya until matapos yung day ng birthday ni Daddy. Sa ngayon ok nanaman ako pero kahapon kasi medyo nangalay nanaman ang likod ko kaya ayan slight bed rest nanaman ako. Hay o hay!

A lot of people were trying to guess baby J's gender ... majority hula nila boy daw ... ayoko na tanungin kung bakit kasi baka isagot nila dahil ang pangit ko eh ma-depress lang ako wahahaha! Since malikot daw and di daw ako mapili sa pagkain or wala daw ako pinaglilihian eh baby boy nga daw ang baby ko. Yung iba naman kaya girl ang hula eh dahil blooming daw ako. Hala sige hula pa... eh sa February pa namin malalaman ang gender niya eh.

Simula nung nalaman nila na buntis ako, wala na silang tigil kakahimas sa tummy ko. Ako naman pag may humihimas eh kinakausap ko si baby, "that's tita Rema baby ... that's Lolo baby" mga ganun ... nakakatuwa ... bilbil palang hinihimas nila, what more kung talagang malaki na tummy ko hehehe.

According to babycenter.com, here is how baby J is growing:

At 4 1/2 inches long (head to bottom) and 3 1/2 ounces, your baby is about the size of an avocado. In the next three weeks, she'll go through a tremendous growth spurt, though, doubling her weight and adding inches to her length. Her lower limbs are much more developed now. Her head is more erect than it has been, and her eyes have moved toward the front of her head. Your baby's ears are close to their final position, too. Some of her more advanced body systems are working, including her circulatory system and urinary tract. Her heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, circulating her total blood volume through her body many times. (By the end of your pregnancy, this will increase to about 190 quarts.) The patterning of her scalp has begun, though her hair isn't recognizable yet. Although closed, her eyes are moving (slowly), and she's even started growing toenails.
Baby J, 5 months to go ... sana wag ka masyado makulit kasi minsan nahihirapan si Mommy. Pero ok lang, at least I know you're active and strong kaya nararamdaman ka na ni Mommy. Daddy is so excited na. We're planning to buy you books sa floating bookstore para he'll start reading stories na for you. So excited!

A Wedding Kwento

I'm such a bad blogger ... sorry ha! Anyway, I've been to some special events this past few weeks. Share ko lang sa inyo. Nakakapagod for me pero worth it naman.

Oh before I forget, congrats to Irene and Val ... I know you've been waiting for this the whole time and I'm glad you're already pregnant. Have a safe pregnancy okay!

Last December 8, 2007 ... we attended one of the best weddings ever. Hazel is Ninang Elsie's daughter. Ninang Elsie is my mom's bestfriend. Hindi kami lumaki na close. Pero kinakapatid kasi nila sa kumpil yung kid brother ko. And since ninang din namin si Ninang Elsie nung wedding namin eh naging kinakapatid na din nila ako. Tuwing may family gathering always present sila kaya kilala namin sila. When she started preparing for her wedding eh dun nag-start yung exchange ng email and text namin. Since I was the one who got married first, siyempre nagtatanong siya sa akin ng mga tips etc. etc. Brides talaga are so pretty on their wedding day. Hindi siya mukhang na-harass at na-stress... mega pretty siya on a Pepsi Herrera gown. Same as the groom ... gwapo si Elmer nung araw na yun. They are a perfect match made in heaven.

The Bride, Hazel

The couple doing their first dance

Church rites were held at Sta. Maria dela Strada, reception followed at the Mango Farm. Oh di ba ang sosyal. Ganun nila super prepared ang araw na ito. Medyo malayo nga lang yung reception venue sa church pero it's all worth it I'm telling you. Maganda sa Mango Farm. Wala kami photos masyado dun since gabi na kasi kaya more on the reception itself ang mga nakunan namin hehehe.

As usual, mom and dad was one of the principal sponsors. Most likaeable ninong and ninang naman talaga sila mom eversince. Lahat ng staff ni dad na kakakasal lang siya ang ninong, so as mom. Yung ibang barkada ko na kinasal sila din kinuha na ninong and ninang. Sa wedding ni Hazel at Elmer, siyempre kinuha din sila. Kumpleto kami nung wedding nila. Si Jason nga lang ang photographer dahil sa ako'y buntis, eh nakaupo lang ako at nanonood the whole time. Jason was such a darling... he made all the photo clicking! So proud of you, labs. You have to practice doing that kasi ikaw kukuha ng photo ni Baby J pag ipinanganak siya hehehe.

Mom wearing a gown from Ysabelle Fashions (Bridal Factory) and Dad wearing a Patis Tesoro Barong

Kuya Stanley and Butchoy

Of course, Jason and me ... ewwww pangit ng shot ko dito... I feel so ugly. Kaya ata nasabi nila na baby boy ang baby ko hehehe.

Mom and Dad with the Bride's Parents, Tita Elsie and Tito Dan

Ghed, sister of the bride and Maid of Honor

To Hazel and Elmer, Congratulations and Best Wishes. Stay happy and less worries ... God Bless you always mwah!

Monday, November 12, 2007

What's in my Wallet

I was tagged by Rhea. Now it's my turn to do this meme.

I've been using my Marithe Francois Girbaud wallet for about 5 years now. This was one of the stuffs I first bought for myself when I got my 2nd job. Madami pa akong ibang wallet, pero nothing beats her versatility and feel ko swerte siya sa akin kaya di ko siya pinapalitan.

Inside my wallet besides emergency cash (mga natitira sa intrega ni hubby hehehe) are the following:
  1. Identification Cards (Driver's License, Postal ID, BIR, my old company ID)
  2. Discount Cards (Tokyo Tokyo, Rustan's Fresh Card and Mercury Card)
  3. Picture (Jason and me, Grimace and me)
  4. Credit Cards (loyal sa Citibank... dati 7 credit cards yan, dinispatsa ko na yung iba.)
  5. ATM Cards
Now I'm tagging: Mai, Wella, Wanda, Cheryl, and Ibyang

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy 1st Anniversary!

Credits:
Pretty Pink Kit by: Lindsay Jane Designs
Journal Strip by Misty Cato

Since I can't get out of the house just to buy an anniversary card for my only one love, I just forced my creative juices to come out and do a layout. This is the farthest thing I could come up as of this moment.

As an anniversary thingy ... I'll share again my entry of our love story I posted on our Wedding Announcer account.

This is my side of the story:

I was a fresh graduate then, applying for a job in Designtech Consultancy and Management. While waiting for the person in charge for my interview, I stayed at their receiving area just in front of the receptionist desk. Then a guy went inside to punch in his DTR card. He's smiling actually and I smiled back. The receptionist was teasing him that time and was about to make his attempt to tease her back when he stepped on something that almost tripped him down. The receptionist laugh so hard, and so did I ... not because natisod siya but because of the laughs they both shared with the incident.
Obviously, I got the job. After that, I was introduced to the whole staff. Heading to the Architectural Dept. where I would meet the person in-charge with me, the person who will sign my logbook for my board exams ... to my surprise ... was the same guy I laughed about that morning ... Oh no! He's my boss!

Arch. Jason D. Jamias, baby face (he was 25 then and I'm 22), very poised, looks serious. I didn't know at first we could get along. He's a jack of all trades, one hell of an alaskador. When he laughs nawawala mata niya. Everybody just loves him. An architect for four years already (after graduation, took the board exam and passed agad! galing ng baby ko), he really knows his craft. No wonder at that age, he handles that position.


As days went by, we became close. He was like a long lost friend. Opposites really attract. He's an introvert and I'm an extrovert. He wasn't just my boss, he became my bestfriend. Every lunch time, he never fails to give me a Tofiluk chocolate bar. He always walks me hanggang sa terminal ng jeep after office hours. He helpedme a lot when it comes to our field. How to master the CAD software, to know how to write BOQ's and the do's and don't of Specs. Writing. Even if work has filed up on him, he still takes time to answer my queries. Sometimes, he lets me checks errors in drawings so that it would be easier for him to revised it in the computer. We write each other through the use of Word Doc and save it in a diskette so we could read it at home. Lahat ng angst namin sa work nakalagay dun. Ang corny ba? Nah I don't think so. Knowing Jason, that's something sweet kasi wala sa personalidad niya yun.
He's courting somebody that time. I became his "ligaw" consultant. But little did he know, I became jealous of that girl everytime we talked about her. He even have a picture of her on his desktop. And kainis pa dun, some of our officemates tells me they thought it was me when viewd from afar ... heller??? mas maganda kaya ako dun?

As friends, I gathered all my guts for us to talked about our very complicated relationship. I don't want myself to be left hanging. I know there's something going on between us but we're both afraid we'll gonna lose the friendship if love will come our way. I didn't get the answer right away. Play safe siya kumbaga. My treatment towards him became cold. Phone calls became less, I tend to be more masungit and mataray towards him pero he's there pa rin and never left me.


One fine day, the moment was right but not the right place (literally, it is not the right place hahaha!), July 6, 2000, we became "us". I made my bestfriend the happiest person alive. I'm his first and he was my last. And for almost six years of being together... Finally, I'm going to marry my bestfriend.


And here's Jason side of the story:

I met Sheryl in our office at Designtech as a CAD operator. She saw me first having a blooper (what a nice way to see me at first time, hehehehe), I was tripped by a cabinet handle at our secretary’s table while she was sitting at the waiting area. Sheryl giggled at my blooper that time.

Actually I’m the supervisor of the Architectural division in our office, so I handle all the CAD operators including Sheryl. Sheryl just graduated in college when she started working; obviously she tends to ask me questions on how to do some drawings and advises how to simplify commands in AutoCAD program. We eat lunch sitting beside each other, share stories during lunch break, even exchange letters about our life, and accompany her to a jeepney terminal wherein she rides to get home. From thereon we developed a special friendship, and some of our officemates usually talks about our being so close with each other.

During that time I’m courting a girl named Nil, I usually asked Sheryl how to make my date memorable. Sheryl on the other hand had a crush with one of our CAD operators named Arnel, I got jealous when I knew that. Every after date I made, I share with her stories what had happened to my date. But some of the stories about my date are just made up, because I want to see her reactions if she will also get jealous. I think I got my purpose from doing that.

Then came the unexpected day, we had a general membership meeting at the UAP Capitol Chapter. Sheryl joined us to fix ourselves together with our friends Dex and Dax. A question that can never be answered by “NO”, I was asked by Dex, what’s the real thing between us, then Sheryl asked me the same question, I was silenced and answered...

WE’RE GETTING MARRIED ON OCTOBER 28, 2006. (did I answered the question?)
Enough of the mushy stuff... To my labs, I know words can't express how much I feel for you. I'm just thankful to God that we have survived the 1st year of our lives together and looking forward to the next coming years. And I know next year is the best anniversary we will gonna have because of the little angel that will be coming this May of 2008. Thank you for taking care of me coz I know I've been a pain in the neck lately due to pregnancy woes and all. I'm sure it would all be worth it. I love you so much! Happy Anniversary!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Baby "J" at 8 Weeks

Here's our baby's ultrasound at 8 weeks done last Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007:

First time I heard his/her heartbeat during ultrasound. Nakakatuwa!

Super liit pa niya no? Wonder what he/she look like on his/her next ultrasound hehehe!

The hemorrhage is still there but only a little of what I have 2 weeks ago. That means more bed rest again ... bawal matagtag. I will take Duphaston for a month ... grabe nagiging vitamins na namin ni Baby J yung Duphaston ah. 4 days ago nga pala, nag-blood spotting ako. Ewan ko kung bakit, basta pagkagising ko, may blood sa undies ko. I freaked out, actually iyak ako ng iyak ... natatakot kasi ako. So as Jason, nakita ko na namumula mata niya (mukhang umiyak). Alam ko worried siya pero di lang niya pinapakita sa akin para di ako matakot . Pinapatahan nga niya ako kasi makakadagdag sa stress yun. Eh anong magagawa ko, natatakot ako no! Anyway, nung afternoon naman nagstop na yung bleeding kaya ok na ako ulit. Complete bed rest ako that day. As in breakfast, lunch at dinner in bed. At wag ka.. may pizza pa for meryenda just to make me relax.

Yesterday, we went to an allergologist. I told OB that it's been a week that I've been having asthma attack. Hindi siya nawawala, it keeps on coming back. Kaya my OB referred me to Dra. Lim, a pediatrician and an allergologist. She explained to me sometimes asthma and other allergies are caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy. When she heard na medyo mabigat nga ang paghinga ko, she prescribed Bricanyl syrup, 1 tsp. every 6 hours round the clock! It's safe for the baby naman, actually pampakapit daw yun. Kaya yun ang binibigay nila sa mga buntis palagi who have asthma. Sa skin allergy naman, she told me to observe muna everything I eat. Because nag-va-vary daw ang allergic reactions sa food during pregnancy. The best solution is avoidance. Pero kung talagang malakas ang allergies ko daw sa skin, saka na niya ako bibigyan ng skin test. I'll be coming back on Wednesday. Sana nga magwork na yung Bricanyl... ayoko din kasi mag-steroids coz it's bad for the baby. Sana ngayong first trimester lang to. Sana next trimester wala na.

Oh God help me!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

First Sign of Life!

Credits: Federal QP by Anita Designs


According to Babycenter.com, I'm 4 weeks pregnant. My baby will be born on or around Wednesday, May 28, 2008.

According to Babystrology, my baby looks like this...



After I got the job two days ago, here's one good news naman. I haven't visited my OB yet but I already called her and told her the good news. I texted her when I was on my way home. I told her that I'm having this pangangasim ng tiyan and some pagduduwal even if I'm so busog. She said ganun na ganun din daw yung symptoms ng ate niya na polycystic ... ngayon pregnant na siya. Kaya nag-isip ako na magpreg-test kahit alam ko na wala pang one month. And there... POSITIVE! OB wanted to see me on Saturday to check if the baby's okay. Mixed emotions ... natutuwa ako na kinakabahan na di maintindihan.

Again, Lord ... you're so good to us. Thanks so much for all the blessings!

Now the question is ... Will I'll still go to work or not? What do you think?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Torn

Just in case you're wondering where am I, you can find me here:

http://jayzanne.wordpress.com

No, I'm not giving up this blog ... I just happened to get tired of posting the same entries on two blog accounts. Since I'm active in Wordpress Pinoy Bloggers, I decided to stay with Wordpress.

I'm planning to make this account my photoblog ... I have so much memories here and I can't just give it up. Hope to see you in my new home.

Have a nice day!

Friday, September 07, 2007

YM Chat

Today, I had one of the best conversations in my life. I've been laughing out hard and mega kamustahan to death to some old and new friends. Here's how my screen looks like a while ago.


You haven't seen it all yet. Kanina 8 windows yan na naka-cascade vertically. At wag ka, yung isang window dun eh conference yun. Some of my ka-bloggies from Wordpress eh hinila ako sa sa conference. Ang kukulit hehehe! (Hello to Maru, Kuya Selvo, Azrael, Jovi, Tintin, Foo, Lex, Sam, Def at Sawn at sa hindi nakahabol na si Nika at di nakapasok na si Jojitah. Mamaya ulit ha...pm nyo ako mag-oonline ako.) Napag-usapan tuloy yung paano makabuo ng baby ... etong si Azrael may nalalaman pang kingkong style ... Siya nalang mag-eexplain sa inyo nun... at di ko po alam kung paano i-dedescribe hahaha!

And Dennis naman eh first day niya sa Singapore. Dun na kasi siya magwowork and naiwan dito ang kanyang wifey and son. Medyo nalulungkot siya. Actually, naiiyak nga daw siya. Kaya as a friend kinausap ko nalang para mawala ang lungkot. Kaya ayoko nag-aabroad, madali ako ma-homesick. Baka di ko kayanin hehehe.

And there's Tintin, an ex-officemate from Laoag project. Kinamusta ko kasi nakita ko yung avatar niya yung 4 month old niyang baby girl. Super duper cute. Ayun kamustahan about sa office, mga officemates namin, mga latest chismiz. Miss ko na din tong girl na eto eh.

Then there's Chai, a friend from college na nahagilap ko from friendster na nakausap ko sa phone kanina at sabi may job opening daw sa kanila weeeeeeee! At ako agad naisip niya kung gusto ko daw mag-apply (oo gusto ko!). After ko makausap ang boss niya, nag-online siya sa YM at nagkwentuhan kami. Hehehe! Ang daming chismis, pero amin nalang yun. Hahaha!

Si Jen and Mec nakausap ko din kanina. They're my fellow W@Wies din. Napag-usapan namin ni Mec sexy yung PCOS ko, while Jen is in Canada na pala at pregnant na ... (buti pa siya). Congrats to you Jen, so happy for you. And you too, Mec, next month na lalabas si baby Yakee! weeeee!

Hay life... nakakatuwa ang araw na ito. Sana palaging ganito :)

Feast One Hundred and Fifty Nine

Appetizer
Using only one word, how does grocery shopping make you feel?

Excited

Soup
What is your favorite part about the season of Autumn?

How will I know... walang Autumn sa Pinas :D

Salad
Have you ever had any bad experiences online?

2 months ago, my blogger account was mistakenly suspected as a spam blog.

Main Course
Name three things that make you happy daily.

1. Waking up beside the man of my life.

2. Reading mails from my friends.

3. Working on my cooking skills everyday.

Dessert
What one household cleansing or organizing item would you not want to be without?

A dishwashing liquid coz it makes washing dishes so easy. No more greasy stuff!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Random thingy...

I know I'm such a bad blogger. My blog is close to being a blogghorea ... I got the meaning of Blogorrhea from Jovi, a fellow WP Pinoy Blogger.

Blogorrhea - n. having nothing significant to write about so you just blog whatever just to make a post; meaningless ranting and raving on a blog.

Now gets mo na? I don't know if my blog is a good example of a bloggorrhea. If it is... who cares! Hahahaha! It's my blog, so you can't do anything about it.

So ano ba pwede kong ikuwento ngayon?

Jason is now close to being a sweet person. Last night, I was telling him that my back hurts a lot. And he tried to ease the pain by massaging it a little. This afternoon, I told him I wanted to eat pizza for lunch. And he did, he ordered pizza for me. Awwwww... so sweet!

My hair is dying I think ... it's too dry. I think it needs a hot oil treatment. Maybe I'll head up to the salon on Saturday to have it look good and shiny again. Hehehe! Was thinking of having it relaxed too ... kaso in October nalang bago pumunta ng Cebu.

Speaking of Cebu, Jason and I will go there to celebrate our first year anniversary as husband and wife. It's our first formal honeymoon actually. ason will be a having a convention in Cebu along with other fellow architects from United Architects of the Philippines. So excited to see Cebu and most excited on riding my first plane ride. Wahahaha ... oo first time kong sasakay ng plane kaya wag mo ako pagtawanan. Hehehe! Ang babaw ng kaligayahan ko talaga.

Was thinking of making lambing to my Dad to buy me a Canon 400D camera to make myself busy and learn and enhance my skills in photography. I wanted to enroll in a photography class para matutunan ang dapat matutunan. Sayang naman ang punta sa Cebu kung hindi ko ma-capture ng maigi di ba? Pero kung hindi mag-gi-give in si Dad sa advance Christmas gift ko sa kanya eh I'll stick to my point and shoot camera hehehe.
Hmmm... san kaya maganda pumunta sa Cebu? Any suggestions?

I realized...

... that no matter how good or nice you are, there are people who still brings the worst in you.

... that no matter how good you are, may mga taong gustong ilabas yung bad side mo para sila ang magmukhang mabuti sa iba.


... that you can never tell somebody that she/he is a good friend kung sa panahon na kailangan na kailangan mo siya eh hindi ka manlang niya tinatanong o tinatanaw kung ok ka pa ba o hindi.

... na hindi lahat ng bagay eh binibigay sa iyo kaagad-agad.


... na masakit pala na masabihan ng isang tao na ikaw ang best example ng taong meron crab mentality. Funny thing is, Stay-At-Home-Wife ako samantalang siya eh mataas na ang pisisyon sa isang sikat na company. Nakakatawa... basta may masabi lang eh sinabi pa rin niya hehehe.


... there's no such thing as bestfriend ... but a TRUE friend, meron!

... na lahat ng ginagawa mo pwedeng hindi masuklian. Kaya maganda wag ka nalang umasa at hayaan nalang ang Diyos ang gumawa ng paraan. Move on and love your life every single day.

... na ngayon, hindi ko alam kung may masasabi pa akong kaibigan ko talaga. Kasi lahat sila nowhere to be found ... o ako yung ayaw magpahanap? Oh well whatever ... wala sila pag kailangan ko. Pag kinakamusta ko sila hindi sila nagsasalita... ang weird!

... na nabobore na kayo kaya ititigil ko na to hehehe!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Feast One Hundred and Fifty Eight

Appetizer
Who is the easiest person for you to talk to?

My husband because even if I don’t have to explain to him what I’m talking about, he gets it and understands right away.

Soup
If you could live in any ancient city during the height of the quality of its society and culture, which one would you choose?

Egypt … I don’t know … I just felt that I’ll gonna love it there.

Salad
What is the most exciting event you’ve ever witnessed?

Our wedding … nothing excites me than marrying the man of my life.

Main Course
If you were a celebrity, what would you do for a publicity stunt?

Kiss a celebrity bachelor on the lips in a presscon or movie premiere.

Dessert
What do you consider the ideal age to have a first child?

25 years old… but for me, it’s NOW (coz I’m already 29 hehehe!)

Hay badtrip!

Today I was scheduled to have my TVU with follicular monitoring. This isn't the first time I had my follicular monitoring. My first was last month. My OB told me to have it in FEU Hospital. And since it's only a 10 minute drive away from home, I agreed.

At first, akala namin konti lang ang patients. When I went up to the receptionist, she told me I'm patient no. 10 na daw and kakaumpisa palang ng procedure kay Patient no. 1. We paid for the procedure and waited for my turn. We were there at around 4:00pm.

At 5:00 p.m., Jason became a little bit cranky (mainipin kasi) already, asking bakit ang tagal daw. So I went inside to talk to some interns. They told me they're already with Patient no. 5. Lima nalang pala, so hinintay na namin. Nung malapit na mag-6pm, naiinis na si Jason, kasi 2 hours na kami naghihintay at di pa din kami tinatawag. Yung mga katabi namin eh sila pa din katabi namin. Meaning wala pa natatawag ni isa sa amin. Pumasok ulit ako ... si Patient no. 7 hindi pa pala tapos, at si Patient no. 6 pa din ang inu-ultrasound. I asked again, pang-ilan pa ako? Sabi nung intern ... pang-apat pa daw ako pero may sisingit from ER na ultrasound din. Huwat??? Actually hindi lang isa ang insiningit ... dalawa pa. SOP kasi nila na priority yung mga in-patients. So sabi ni Jason i-refund ko na ang pera namin at umalis na.

So I did, and texted my OB na hindi na ako magpapa-ultrasound ever sa FEU. Super tagal ng services nila grabe! Naloloka ako. The first time I went there naman, na-late yung OB Sonologist ng 2 hours. So late na siya nag-procedure ... eh pang-number 14 ako nun. Buti nalang some of them already backed-out. Kaya naging pang-lima na ako. But this time, hindi ko na ma-take talaga. Hindi na ako magpapa-ultrasound dun sobra! Stress na nga ako dahil nahihirapan kami magka-anak... lalo pa ako na-stress sa kanila! Sish!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Baguio Trip LO

Credits:
Here Comes the Sun kit by: Lindsay Jane Designs
Frames Pack - ScrapKut Freebies By Pri Rocha


I wanted a new header for my Wordpress header when I realized this one doesn't fit the 760 x 190 requirement. So I just redo the layout and here is the outcome :) This was taken during one of our out of town trips as a wed couple.

I was tagged: Best Nights of your Life

i was tagged by Cheche
Rule: Name five of the Best Nights of your Life and then tag four people.

1. June 2000 - our first date not as a couple but as friends but I felt some love that night.
2. July 6, 2000 - the first night we officially became a couple na pareho pa kaming shock at pinaulit-ulit pa kung kami na nga talaga.
3. May of 2005 - when Jason informally proposed and asked my hand in marriage.
4. June of 2006 - ng namanhikan ang family ni hubby sa amin.
5. Oct. 28, 2006 - Of course, our wedding night! We're more excited on the wedding night than the wedding day!
Now I'm tagging Wella, Ibyang, Wanda, and Marky

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wordpress Pinoy Bloggers

Sali Na! Join the Pinoy Wordpress Bloggers Community!

To all my ka-bloggies who's using Wordpress for their blogs, there's a group called Wordpress Pinoy Bloggers. Chuckie Dreyfus is the one handling the group. Currently we already have 62 members and still counting. I hope you can join us. Bago pa ang group so maganda makasama kayo sa mga mission and vision na pwede magawa ng group. Just click on the icon to register.

Eh teka... bakit ako nagpo-promote ng Wordpress eh Blogger user ako ... hehehe! Madami ako minimaintain na site ... di lang to hahaha!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Our Wedding Video

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Finally, our wedding DVD has arrived in our doorstep last Friday Morning (Ang bilis talaga ng LBC). I paid our balance to Dan Pamintuan last Thursday thru bank.

I told myself that if I would feel the same emotions to what I've felt during our wedding day while watching this DVD, I'll give Dan a high supplier rating. Well, 95% of my emotions that day naramdaman ko while watching it. And when mom and dad watched it, naiyak ulit sila wahahaha! Dan, you're the man! Hahaha!

At first I didn't like the cover. Was expecting that he'll use a photo of me and Jason as bride and groom. He used the prenup shot from his cam ... pero ok naman sa akin. Importante yung laman. Madali palitan yung cover hehehe!

And kainis din nung medyo sa speech ng Dad ni Jason, there was this irritating static sound from a cellphone. I asked Dan bakit ganun. He said, yung isa daw sa guest namin na katabi nila nung kinukunan kami, yun daw yung gumagamit ng cellphone. SOP nila na pag nasa shoot naka-off yung cellphone.

There were things that were never caught on still photos, but were captured by this moving video. We made a misalette for the priest and I've found out that we forgot to take off the price tag of the folder his using. Kakahiya, nakita sa video hahaha. And no matter how I've tried, hindi naitago yung baby fats around my neck (shocks kakahiya!). And when we're doing the first dance as a couple, we've found out that our pace was a little bit faster than the song itself. Hahaha! Mukha pala kaming clown nun hahaha! Super bungisngis pala ako nung wedding day namin. There's no moment na nakasimangot ako... parang high ako na di maintindihan. Tawa ng tawa. And my voice is different when I'm talking on the mic. Hay o hay bat ganun? Hahaha! And si Jsson lagi naka-smile ... dun ko lang siya nakita na lagi naka-ngiti. Kaya wag ka na magtaka Labs kung wala kang mata lagi sa pictures hehehe!

Again, I've watched how my Dad delivered his speech and made me cry again for the second time. And also my father-in-law's speech to us was again another tear-jerking one. I cried again not because of the speech but on how my husband cried with it. It's so touching ... I don't like men crying because it makes me cry as well. Besides that, our dear friend Allan, who was our emcee that time left a very good message for us and our guest. Let me share to you an excerpt of his speech.

"I've know Jason since highschool and Sheryl for quite sometime now. And this two are the happiest people ... one of the happiest people I've known. So I'm sure that this relationship will go on forever because they are meant for each other. A lot of times sabi ng mga magulang natin, yung mga nauna sa atin, yung mga mas matanda sa atin ang sinasabi that one of the secret to a happy marriage is to laugh it out ... have a good sense of humor. And both of you have that... you are so lucky to have so much love around you..."

So the verdict ... I give Dan Pamintuan a 9 (rating of 1-10). Bakit 9, kasi sabi niya in 5 months time makukuha ko na yung finished product. Dapat June ko makukuha yun, umabot pa ng August. Actually di pa kumpleto, to follow pa yung raw footages ... on the way na ata... hay o hay! Tagal joke! Now, I can say I'm another happy Dan Pamintuan bride :) It's worth the wait.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

PCOS

According to Medifocus Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome or functional ovarian hyperandrogenism, is a complex endocrine disorder associated with a long-term lack of ovulation (anovulation) and an excess of androgens (male hormones, e.g., testosterone).

The disorder is characterized by the formation of eight or more follicular cysts of 10 mm or smaller in the ovaries, a process related to the ovary's failure to release an egg (ovum). PCOS is one of the most frequent causes of infertility.

I had it eversince, my first OB didn't see this all along. And I'm glad I made the right decision on changing my OB. This is the reason why we're having a hard time to get pregnant. Right now I'm on medication. I'm taking Metformin 500 mg 3 times a day. Know side effects of this medicine is dizziness, nauseous, drowsiness and headache. My OB said that I could take Metformin even hindi pa ako kumakain. Pero sa akin, it doesn't work. Super nag-throw up talaga ako sa super sakit ng ulo ko. And iba nag chemical reaction pag magkasama silang iniinom ng Clomid (Chlophemine Citrate). Nagkaroon din ako ng vertigo kaya natatakot ako lumakad mag-isa pag may pupuntahan. Gusto ko may kasama. Saka I do sweat a lot... isa daw sa symptoms yun na I'm having low blood sugar. Sabi ni Kuya Jade and OB, just take a glass of Coke to normalize my blood sugar. It really works sometimes.

And since I'm on treatment, hubby is taking Korgivit-E 3 times a day to normalize the motility of his sperm cells. Kumbaga pinapahanda na sa kanya para healthy ang mga punla niya.

And OB also told me to try again to lose some weight ... easier said than done ... I'm really having a hard time losing weight. And eto pa, because of Metformin, super dalas ako mag-weewee na super nadedehydrate ang skin ko. My derma told me to moisturize and take lots of fluids. Pag nafi-feel ko na daw na natutuyo na lalamunan ko, drink a glass of water agad. I have atopic dermatitis (excessive dryness of the skin) and I'm allergic to my own sweat ... so how can I go on a working out in a gym when after that my body is all red and itchy because of my sweat? waaaaaaahhhh! Ang hirap no?

Buti nalang I'm a SAHW ... if ever I'm working... siguro dumadami na ang leave ko dahil hindi na ako makapagtrabaho because of my treatment. As you can see, gagawin ko ang lahat magkaanak lang kami. Sana nga tulungan kami ng Diyos na malagpasan namin ang pagsubok na ito.

Photo Hunter Theme of the Week: Happy

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This shot was taken last May of 2007 during my younger brother's graduation day. Look how happy my parents are. Obviously I'm not in the frame, coz I was the one who took it.

Of course, we have a picture taken as well!

And this is a photo of me and my hubby during our prenup photo session last August 2006 by our photographer Paul Vincent



Friday, August 24, 2007

Feast One Hundred & Fifty Seven

Appetizer
Say there’s a book written about your life. Who would you want to narrate the audio version?


The one doing the Harry Potter audio CD... don't know who he is. But he's such a super effective narrator :)


Soup
Take the letters from your favorite kind of nut and write a sentence. (Example: Perhaps every avenue needs understanding today.)

Another long month of no driving. (hmmm... did I make sense? hahaha)

Salad
If you could go back in time and spend one week in another decade, which decade would you choose?

The time when I was still a kid ... it's so nice to be a kid again.

Main Course
Name a song that brings back memories for you.

So It's You by: Christian Bautista ... whenever I hear it, it brings back the time how me and my husband met. And the rest is history.

Dessert
Do you prefer to wash your hands in cold water or warm water?

Warm water

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Lazy Bug strikes again!

Sorry guys for not updating much ... been so lazy this past few days. Maybe because of my recent medication. I was diagnosed with PCOS 3 weeks ago. This week my OB changed my dosage of Metformin from twice a day to thrice a day. I feel too nauseous and super nahihilo talaga. Hay o hay ang hirap ng pinagdadaanan ko. Pero kahit ano gagaiwn ko magkaanak lang kami promise!

I'll try to blog as mush as possible. Please bear with me :) mwah!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Photo Hunter Theme of the Week: Two

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These are my entries for this weeks photo hunter theme of the week.

Two dogs sleeping
A shot of Maki and Iwamoto during their siesta time last June 2007


Two camels eating, shot taken last August 5, 2007 in Paradizoo Theme Farm

Two deers, shot taken last August 5, 2007 also in Paradizoo Theme Farm

Friday, August 17, 2007

Feast One Hundred and Fifty Six

Appetizer
Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day?

We do the laundry on Wednesdays and Saturdays. So that all our clothes won't pile up.

Soup
In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old?

hmmm... maybe when I'm already 65.

Salad
What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both?

I'm a kind of person who doesn't plan at all. I just go with the flow...so I can say all I have now is only for a short term basis.

Main Course
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately.

hmmm ... pass hihihi!

Dessert
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today?

I'm an 11 :)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Matapobre Ba o Nagpapakatotoo lang?

Have you heard about Malu Fernandez's article? It's spreading rapidly on the web. You might be wondering what it is all about? Well, you gotta read this. Actually I've read all about it through Wella's blog. While I was reading it, I could feel my blood pressure rising a little bit. Nakakairita kasi. Ok enough suspense ... if you still want to read about it, I got a link from a friend's email to me about this article. It's all HERE. Sa mga buntis... wag nyo na basahin... I don't want to cause any stress to you and your baby. Seriously...

Tapos na? So how do you feel about that? Here's mine ...

I'm sure by now, she's all smiling and laughing her hearts out. Feeling sikat siya ... Just like what happened to Wendy ... the PBB Season 2 b!tch! Well, all I can say to her is mag-ingat siya ... naranasan mo na ba makaladkad pababa sa escalator? Nakatali ka at hinihila ka pababa pero yung humihila sa iyo nasa baba, tapos yung direction nung escalator is going up?

O naranasan mo na rin bang talupan ka ng buhay tapos ibabad ka sa isang drum ng pure calamansi extract without the sugar? At least you'll never have problems on taking Vitamin C anymore.

O naranasan mo na rin bang buhusan ka ng honey at ipakagat ka sa bubuyog na kasinglaki ni Jollibee?

I'm telling you ... you're not that smart, sosy and mabango as you think. If you and your friends thought that what you've written is funny ... well KAYO YUN, not me! Sino ba mga friends mo? Mga elitista din di ba? So ano ba naranasang hirap nun sa buhay? Wala!!! Common sense din po! Sa hindi mo kaibigan ipabasa yung article mo at hintayin mong reaction niya sa harapan mo. Para maranasan mo naman mahampas sa mukha ng magazine! Sana kung gagawin mo yan eh mataon na kamag-anak ng isang OFW ang bumasa ng article mo. Mata mo lang walang latay.

I'm not as articulate as you are, not as rich as you or anybody else. But I love how my parents brought me up. Hindi rin kami family of politicians para maging makatao. Nakakahiya ka ... mahiya ka sa magulang mo. I'm sure they didn't brought you up like that. Talagang matapobre ka!

A piece of advice ... since you have the money to buy expensive stuffs like LV and Jo Malone ... you probably have a lot of money para magpa-Liposuction. I'm not insulting you ... I wanted you to appreciate the beach. If you have a body to flaunt, might as well you'll gonna love Boracay. I don't have a sexy, gorgeous body ... actually I'm fat... but not as fat as you are... but I love the beach. If I have your money, I might do everything to get the body that I wanted. Too bad, I don't have that kind of money but I'm still happy.

And another thing ... REAL rich people are humble and down to earth ... astang biglang yaman ka. Saka obvious pala na mayaman ka ... kasi you're ... BIG! *wink*

Hehehe guys nainis ba kayo? Sorry ha, di ko sinasadya. Kasalanan ni Malu Fernandez yan hahaha! Who cares kung mabasa niya to ... It's my blog... and I'll say what I want to. Sorry ka nalang beh!

I love to hear what Thet would say about this post? Care enough to b!tch back? hehehe!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Doing What's Right

I've been married for 8 months now and having a new chapter in my life. I don't want things to go on with some heartaches that hasn't been healed. I don't want to keep the burden anymore ... I want to set myself free from all the pain.

I wrote a sorry letter to a friend whom I haven't spoken to in years. To make the very long story short, I've hurt her with the words I uttered to her before. You don't have to ask who was right and who was wrong, but the thing is I've hurt her in a way. Whatever her reply is, I'll share to you the outcome. All I need to do now is wait, wait until she's ready to forgive and forget just like what I did.

And also I started to speak to a friend whom I took for granted in a while. He's having the time of his life abroad. Earning lots and lots of money, going to a lot of places where a normal person like me don't usually do. Bought a brand new SUV for his Dad and Mom which a lot of children don't do or can't do. So maybe I thought he doesn't need me so I stopped sending emails, asking him how he is ... I know he's one happy man. But when I get to bumped into him through Friendster, he told me that he misses talking to me. So I figure it out, that maybe I should start talking to him again. You know how hard working in abroad di ba? So I told him, from now on I'll be sending him emails again.

There were a lot of people whom I wanted to talk to. But I'm taking one step at a time. I know it's hard magpakumbaba pero that's how my parents brought me up. Walang mawawala sa taong nagpapakumbaba. Bagkus ay nabibigyan pa nito ng bagong kahulugan ang buhay ng isang tao.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Buffalo Wings

This is a request from Heidi. As my birthday gift to her, I'm sharing this recipe I got from AllRecipes.com. Actually, I've added some ingredients into it to make it more Filipino (you know, the tamis-anghang taste) and the preparation is quite a little different. Hope you try it ... this is good! And Heidi, hope you enjoy your birthday with this one.

BUFFALO WINGS

INGREDIENTS:
oil for deep frying
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup hot sauce
1/4 cup Del Monte Pinoy BBQ Marinade
1 dash ground black pepper
2 tbps. McCormick (or similar) minced garlic
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 chicken wings
1 Lady's Choice Ranch Dressing for dipping

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Put the chicken wings in a pot. Add half a cup to one cup of vinegar and salt. Let it cook until it's half cooked or the liquid is almost dry. (Ano ang purpose nito? Para hindi bloody ang chicken. Have you experience eating fried chicken from a fastfood resto ... crispy from the outside, juicy and bloody on the inside ... eeewwww)
  2. Drain and let it drip for a while.
  3. In a plastic bag, mix together the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Hold up the opening with your hand and shake/mix everything until the chicken are evenly coated. Seal and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in pan. The oil should be just enough to cover wings entirely, an inch or so deep. Fry coated wings in hot oil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until parts of wings begin to turn brown. Set aside.
  5. Combine the butter, hot sauce, bbq marinade mix, pepper and minced garlic in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir together and heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat.
  6. Place one chicken wing at a time to the sauce mixture to coat evenly and place it to a serving dish.
  7. Place a small bowl for the ranch dressing for dipping.

Enjoy your buffalo wings! Tell me how it goes!

Need help

Please vote for a fellow W@Wie's son, Red Lyndon, to win the Kidsahoy Photo Contest. All you have to do is reply to his photo. Whoever got the biggest number of reply wins. Here's the link:

http://kidsahoy.multiply.com/photos/photo/12/15

Such a cute baby... wish I could have one soon ... I mean NOW! Hahaha!

Monday, August 13, 2007

My First "Jamias" I.D.

My first ever Jamias I.D. hihihi! I got my Postal I.D. last Friday at Quezon City Hall. Grabe puro mukha ... ang laki ng picture eh 2x2 ba naman.

About SSS I.D.? hehehe tamad mode pa ako lakarin eh. Actually may sakit ako ngayon. Wala akong panlasa kaya wala ako gana kumain huhuhu! Sana gumaling na ako. I can't bare not to eat my fave food. May nagpadala pa naman kay dad ng isang kaing na santol from Camiguin. Super tam,is at sarap lalo na sa bagoong. Ngayon di ko na siya ma-appreciate because my nose is stuffed for almost 2 days now huhuhu. Wag muna kayo mabubulok. Hintayin nyo ako hehehe.

My in-laws went for a visit here yesterday. Actually, I ask Kuya Jade a favor to convince my dad to have his gall stones removed ASAP. Medyo chicken si Dad sa operation kasi kaya ayaw magpa-opera. Usapan nila ni Dad, papa-ultrasound daw siya ulit this week. Pag hindi pa din daw nakuha sa gamot papa-opera na daw siya. Hay, thank God! Mom prepared pinakbet, Jason prepared hinalabos na sugpo while me I cooked buffalo wings for dinner. Hindi kasi nila natikman yun nung pasko. Kaya nagluto ako para sa kanila. Well, mukha naman pumasa sa panlasa nila. Tinuruan din ako ni Kuya Jade mag-BP using a manual blood pressure equipment. Medyo nahirapan ako nung una, konting practice pa. For now, gamitin muna nila yung digital blood pressure equipment.

I've downloaded a skin for my blog. Problem is wala siyang comment box. Eh gusto ko sana magkaroon siya ng comment box ... pinag-aaralan ko pa (HTML codes) kung pano. Sana magawa ko. Wish me luck hehehe.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Feast One Hundred and Fifty Five

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Appetizer
What is your favorite kind of pie?
Softcrust pies ... I love Apple pie and Blueberry pie.

Soup
Name something that made you smile this week.
A new funky watch my mom and Jason bought me. It's a very cheap watch really, but the watch bracelets were handmade that's made of wooden beads. Something nice to wear in any occassion.

Salad
What do you do to cool off when the weather is hot and humid?
If I don't have money, I just stay at home, in our room and turn on the aircon. If I have a lot of money to spend, we go to the mall and shop crazy, buy ice cream to cool us off.

Main Course
You receive $1,000 in the mail with a letter that says you can only use the money to redecorate one room in your home. Which room do you pick, and what do you buy to spruce it up?
Since I love to cook, I might splurge all the money in my kitchen. And maybe I'll buy myself a heavy duty mixer and a nice gas range and oven too.

Dessert
Fill in the blank: My _________ says __________, but I __________.
My husband says that he'll gonna buy me my Harry Potter 7 book, but I think I'm gonna get it sooner than later.

Photo Hunter Theme of the Week: Row


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This is my entry for this weeks Photo Hunt theme. Shot was taken last April of 2007.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Paradizoo

This is part of my baby bro's birthday wish. He confessed to us that he never have any memories of himself going to the zoo. Hello? taba, nung bata tayo dinadala tayo nila Mommy sa Manila Zoo no. Di bale punta nalang tayo sa Avilon Zoo sa Taytay. I know this is not close on how he pictured what a zoo like. Walang lion, tiger at elephant. Paradizoo is a zoo farm. They breed and take care of different farm animals and nurture various trees, vegetables and flowers. It's situated in Mendez, Cavite ... few minutes away from Tagaytay. Let this photos tell you our experience to our visit in Paradizoo. Enjoy!


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Happy Birthday Bunso!

My brother Sherlloyd a.k.a. Butchoy or Lloyd celebrated his 25th birthday last Sunday with the whole family and his girlfriend. We had an afternoon full of fun and of course a lot of eating. We celebrated it in Tagaytay. I remember whenever he celebrates his birthday laging umuulan. Pero yesterday cloudy lang, pero di umulan hahaha! Kaya tuwang tuwa siya. We celebrate it in Tagaytay. We ate at RSM Lutong Bahay, a family favorite spot for food. We ordered fried tawilis (the best!!!), binagoongang talong, ensaladang talong, sisig, ginataang bia, pork barbecue, kare-kare, bulalo, laing and fried hito. FYI, pito lang kami umubos niyan ... imagine how stuff we were. Dessert? Wala na di na kaya eh, baka mag-threw up na kami. Happy birthday bunso! Matanda ka na kaya maghanap ka na ng trabaho joke! hehehe! mwah!

One of the reasons why we always go to Tagaytay is because of the good weather which is good for my allergies. Hindi malamig, hindi mainit. But have you tried going to Tagaytay on the month of January? Sweet! So breezy and so icy cool the wind is. It's much closer in Manila, in 2 hours you're already in Tagaytay. Another reason is that my Tito Jun bought a house and lot in Tagaytay wherein we supervise the construction and update him the status of the house. So far it's already 95% finished. Tito, kami ni Jason unang bibinyag ha? Joke! Actually, it's a family resthouse naman, hindi lang sa tito ko. Kaya we're so excited na din. Oh can't wait!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Our Wedding album

After 10 months of waiting, finally we got our wedding album. Paul texted me last Sunday (Aug. 5, 2007) that our album, blow up picture and 100 loose prints are now ready for pick up. Finally, wala na mangungulit sa akin na maghahanap kung asan na ang album dahil gawa na hahaha. I didn't know na bago na office ni Paul at Ivy. Dun pa din kaso sa kabilang street lang nga. Mas ok yung office niya ngayon kasi yung office niya before nakakahilo puntahan ... literally ... spiral staircase up to the 3rd floor! Can you imagine that?

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It's placed in a hard box in a cushioned black bag. Biglang nag-flashback ang memories bigla. Ibig sabihin magaling talaga si Paul in capturing our moments. Now you can say that I'm another happy Paul Vincent bride. I love our album sobra! Mom said nga dadalhin nya na daw sa office nila para makita. Sabi ko ingatan nila, masyado mahal pa-duplicate nun hehehe. Ang sungit eh no?

Naku Paul, see you on our 25th wedding anniversary. Sana kaya pa din namin ang rate nyo hehehe.

Hmmm ... yung wedding video? Tanong nyo kay Shierdan Pamintuan, alam niya ang sagot. Kasi ako, I have no idea kung kailan niya ibibigay yun hehehe.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Identification card

I'm married to Jason for almost 10 months now, and I still haven't got any I.D. cards, not one, bearing my new surname. Why is that? I don't have a job so no company I.D. in hand. My driver's license is due on my birthday this year so I spared for a while my attempt to change my status and surname until December 2007. I didn't have the chance to apply for an SSS ID when I was still working. My kuya Stanley is going to SSS on Thursday or Friday to apply for his ID as well. Sasama ako sa kanya so that I could have my SSS ID bearing my new surname.

Today, I applied for my postal I.D. It took us two days to work on it because a slight of delay happened when we got our barangay clearance in our barangay. Nakarating kami sa barangay hall ng 12:30. Obviously, lunch time pa. 1:30 pa bumalik yung person na nag-aasikaso ng clearance. Problem pa, sira xerox nila, so we have to look for the nearest place to photocoy our documents. It also took another 30 minutes for the barangay captain to sign our postal I.D. form. Another factor was the rain ... kahit san kami mapunta eh umuulan huhuhu! After going to our baranggay hall, we go straight to NSO to claim our documents ... marriage certificate for me and birth certificate for my brother and his girlfriend. Grabe ang haba ng pila. Twice pa kami nasingitan. Mga nag-iinarte pa eh obvious na obvious na nga na sumisingit sila. Hindi nalang namin pinatulan. Bahala na si Lord sa kanila. Anyway, since 4:00pm na umuwi na kami at resume nalang tomorrow ulit.

Kanina naayos na namin lahat ng documents. Thumbmark nalang ang kulang. As usual, naabutan nanaman kami ng lunchtime. My bad coz nagising ako ng late. So late na din kami nakaalis ng bahay. Kaya pumunta muna kami kay Paul Vincent. After nun balik kami ng city hall... ayun ok na. Maki-claim na namin sa Thursday. Pero malamang sa Friday na namin kukunin. Coding ang kotse pag Thursday. I'm quite excited about this one. Oh can't wait!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Feast One Hundred and Fifty Four

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Appetizer
On scale of 1 to 10 being highest, how polite are you?

I'm a 7

Soup
What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?

me, my hubby and my in-laws watched a show in a comedy bar last weekend. The comedians are so hilarious ... that was one of the best laugh and the loudest, too. Plus you get to share it with your love ones :)

Salad
Who is your favorite cartoon character?

Winnie the Pooh

Main Course
Tell about the funniest teacher you ever had.

She's funny in terms of physical appearance. Don't get me wrong, she's a good Science teacher, but she have this dark circles around her eyes that my classmates would always tease her as Undertaker (the wrestler). No concealer would ever conceal her eyebags. I don't know how she got it. Maybe too much stress.

Dessert
Complete this sentence: I strongly believe that ______________________.

I strongly believe that there's nothing impossible with God.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Malunggay

I love malunggay. I really do ... kaso ang nakakainis lang sa pagluluto ng malunggay eh yung preparation. You have to get rid all the stalks para maging edible siya. Imagine mo naman kasi if you eat malunggay na di tinatanggal yung tangkay hehehe. Someone sent dad a whole native chicken already half cooked, ready to cook na kumbaga. Ilokano way of tinola does not consist of green papaya and dahon ng sili but malunggay and ampalaya. Weird ba? You should try it, its so masarap. Pero it's best cooked with native chicken only ... we've tried it using the common chicken you buy in supermarket, hindi siya ganun kasarap.

-ooOoo-

Congratulations to EJ Litiatco for giving birth to a bouncing baby boy. So gwapong baby ... sana sa amin din ganun ka-gwapo ang maging baby namin hehehe.

-ooOoo-

I failed to watch the 1st episode of CSI Miami's new season due to unexpected reasons ... nakakainis na reason na ayoko na i-mention. Pero I'll tell you in time ... kainis no, ngayon palang pinapalabas dito sa Pinas yung new season ng CSI Miami, samantalang in other parts of the world tapos na ata siya.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Rockin Girl Blogger

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Wella left a message on my tag board and telling me to visit her site. So I did and found out that she nominated me as one of the Rockin Girl Blogger. Oh stop Wella... I'm blushing joke! Since Wella is an exception because she already voted for me, I'll tell something about how we became online buddies. We are in the same group called Weddings At Work. It's an e-group for Filipina bride-to-be forum where in we share some ideas on wedding stuffs and suppliers. It all started with an email and became a fan of her blog. Actually she's the one who inspired me to have my own blog. And there's a time she helped me on editing my blog template. I haven't met her in person, but I could say she's a true friend. You can tell her everything under the sun. She'll make you laugh on her witty replies. To know more about her ... just visit her site here.

And here are my nominees for the Rockin Girl Blogger. So I tag:

1. Bianca - ok, this girl doesn't know me, but I've been a fan of her blog way back 2004. She's a showbiz personality by the way (obviously, I'm not) and I've found out a different side of her through her blog. There were a lot of her entries that really moved me. She's so smart, kikay and so pretty.

2. Mec - just like Wella, I met her through W@W. She's really good in what she writes. Wishing someday I could be like her, writing in English fluently. Her writing skill is so amazing. I've felt the need for a dictionary whenever I pass by her blog. Some words aren't that common to my sight, and I have to read the definition of the word. Being a bookworm herself, she might have got it through reading. I remember me once when I bought this certain pocket book by Anne Rice with so many words that I have no idea what it means ... I tried to write them down on my notebook and find it on the dictionary to understand the meaning of it. Back to Mec, I love how she deals with life with style. She knows everything, she's a know-it-all girl. That's how I see her through her blog.

3. Mai - She's one of the few who inspired me on digiscrapping (digital scrapbooking). Met her on W@W as well, she's one of those people who inspired me to release those creative juices and express it through digital scrapbooking. Too bad, I'm not as artistic as her. I can only do a few, but she can do it a hundred times. Go visit her blog, she has everything on it.

4. Cheche - I love her pay-per-post blogs. Like Mai, they are very informative and at the same time, they get to be paid just by blogging. And have you seen her photos? She's one hell of a great photographer. Do we need to hear where I met this girl? Where else ... at W@W hehehe! W@Wies are bloggers as well. It's our way of sharing our wedding ideas to other bride to be. And Cheche did a great job. Although we don't have common suppliers, she helped me with some details of her wedding through her blog.

5. Thet - I met her through W@W and exchange some emails before I stumbled into her blog. This girl rocks! Hehehe ... She's so outspoken, she doesn't care what other people would say, she just let it out. She's hard on the outside but soft on the inside. Family is always first on her list. She hates being mushy but if she did end up like that ... not bad... keep trying hehehe! Just kidding girl :)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

From now on

From now on, I'll stop blogging about pregnancy issues. But I want to let you know that hubby and I are now in the process of producing the prettiest baby there is. For now, all I need is your prayers that everything would turn out fine. And I'm also praying to God to grant us our wish ... ok enough said.

~ooOoo~

Tonight, Jason and I are going out with my in-laws. It was Mommy Perlie's birthday (Jason's mom) last Saturday. Since Jamie is in Palawan, Kuya Jade was with a patient, Jason is in a tournament and Mommy Perlie didn't file a leave of absence for her day, we just called it off and celebrate it tonight. The last time I went out on a gimik was last May or June... I couldn't remember. I seldom go out now. Hayz... ano nanaman ang isusuot ko waaaaaaaaah!

~ooOoo~

We watched a show on a local channel last Thursday... the topic is Mahirap Maging Genius. Do you still remember Shaira Luna? The Promil Gifted Child who already know the anatomy of the human body at the age of 4 I think. To summarize the whole story, I think she never enjoyed her childhood days. Because based on her stories, that time she's busy excelling in all things like academics, play different music instruments (piano, violin, flute and drums... and she's all good at it), do gymnastics, joining competitions etc. There was a time in her life that she got tired of studying ... shifted course for several times already... I think it's 5 courses ... and still an undergrad. Right now, she's a professional photographer doing prenups and weddings. It's something she wanted all her life. She also said that she doesn't care if she's undergrad. Maybe for some people, having a diploma can do wonders. But for her, it isn't. And the career path she have chosen was something she will keep forever.

They also featured some 4 year old kids who are genius as well. Imagine, he was asked about global warming, he answered it well detailed. He also know who Al Gore is. I thought kids only know Dora or Big Bird.

~ooOoo~

Huhum... boring! Have a nice day guys!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Feast One Hundred and Fifty Three

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Appetizer
Describe a toy you remember from your childhood.
A walking doll that I never had the chance to play with because my mom keeps it inside the cabinet until it broke down.

Soup
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how observant are you?
I'm an 8 :)

Salad
Where would you rather be at this very moment?
Hmmm... hubby and I never had the greatest summer vacation this year so I'm thinking of Bohol or Cebu.

Main Course
When was the last time you learned something new?
I think that was 5 months ago when I learned how to do digiscrapping.

Dessert
Fill in the blank: I have the 3 Shopaholic books but I haven’t started reading it, not one.

I'm back!

OK NA BLOG KO WEEEEEEEEEEE!

Dito na ulit ako ... I'm glad it's already fixed. Thank you Blogger Team for your help mwah! Sorry sa mga nasabihan ko na WP na gagamitin ko ... inayos na nila ang blogger ko weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

punta muna ako Tagaytay ... we need a lot of catching up to do :) I'll be back later mwah!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Photo Hunt Theme of the Week: Tiny


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This is my entry for this weeks Photo Hunt theme. Shot was taken last April of 2007. This is Bobby, our premature baby mini pincher.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

MIA

Here's one reason why I haven't post any entries this past few days.

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The other reason is because I'm tinatamad again. Maybe it's the hormones. Guess what? It's been 5 days of inducing but still no period. Hmmm...

Yet Another Movie Date...

Yesterday, we watched the much awaited movie of the year, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. As I expected, Harry Potter movies keeps on getting better and better every sequel. Though there's a lot of stuffs that's in the book but not in the movie. Of course, if they'll gonna feed in the whole storybook in it... it would not only take you 2 1/2 hours to watch it but 5 to 10 hours I guess. The actors are all grown up especially Bonnie Wright, the one who portrays Ginny Weasley. Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) is a very interesting character even on books. If you really want to know how wizards go in war ... this movie will give you an idea on everything.

The Harry Potter VII book will be released on Saturday. Too bad I wasn't able to reserved a copy. Naaawa kasi ako kay Jason kasi medyo mahal yung fertility workout, ayoko na madagdagan yung gastos namin dalawa since siya lang nagwowork sa amin dalawa. I'll just wait for the paperback issue. Para di masyado mahal. For the meantime, wala muna magkukwento tungkol sa HP7 na book ha hehehe!