Wednesday, April 30, 2008

iron man

It's fun to do what we love the most once in a while - watching a movie and then exchange our views and criticism about it afterwards. Since Andy is still with my mom in Antipolo, my husband and I finally had a time to sneak into the moviehouse and check out Iron Man. Starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark a.k.a. The Iron Man and Jeff Bridges as his father's friend and business partner and became his mentor. Other casts are Terrence Howard as Jim Rhodes Tony Stark's friend and Gwyneth Parltrow, played as his assistant who's secretly in love with him. I have not been to a cinema since the Transformers in San Leandro with Jershon and Girlie last year, Andy was like 8 months old and I breastfed all through out the movie to keep him still. Gee, and that was ages ago...

Anyway, I recommend all my virtual friends to see Iron Man, bring your hubbies and kids particularly your sons, they're gonna love it and they will deify you. Though the movie seems like light years away from reality, you’ll be amazed with the effects and how they managed to keep the movie à la mode by making it humorous. Hubby and I had enjoyed it so much that we just can’t get over; we didn't stop discussing about it on our way home. Ever since, he decides what movie we’re going to see and I trust him with that. He has this excellent preference with films, thus we’ve seen countless excellent ones like the Iron Man.
I also think that hubby and I should do this more often. In this way, we get to spend time with each other. A special day for us not in a regular mode. I really had a great time.

So, let me know if you've seen the movie, alright? I bet there will be Iron Man 2, I’ll just keep my fingers crossed! Very awesome!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Thanks Jing for tagging me!

Here are the rules:

1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3. At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment on their blog and tell them they’ve been tagged, and to come back and read your blog for the whole story.

The facts:

1. I am losing weight, finally.. Not because I eat less or into a specific type of diet.. No. I just turned away from driving and personally decided on commuting. I don't know. Maybe I just got tired of the dealing with Manila traffic. I love being a passenger more. I walk a lot too.

2. Im indecisive.

3. I love to cook.

4. I am a gadget-freak. Very techie.

5. I miss breastfeeding my son.

6. I am the luckiest woman on earth for having Gerard as my husband.

7. I can't live without music. I am a frustrated singer.

8. I dreamt of being a part of a theatrical play.

I am going to tag:









Sunday, April 27, 2008


I am now officially weaning my son from breastfeeding. The last nights weren't easy because he wakes up in the middle of the night when I try to turn to my sides. He’s asking for milk then cries if I refuse to give my breast. We are both lacking of sleep and it's getting more and more uncomfortable for him and especially for me. I've been thinking about this decision for months now and there was no consistency that's why goals aren't met yet. Good thing that I have my mom here to rescue me. I think that's what mom's are for – to aid.

My mom brought Andy with her to Antipolo and they will stay there until the engorgement of my breasts is gone – as soon as I feel better. Hopefully I will be able to see my son on Wednesday. He's also being trained to drink formula in a cup. I just wish that my mom has found the milk that he likes. Toddlers need milk for energy consumption; it’s the stage wherein they are at their most active phase and the time that they’re difficult to train. They’re so autonomous and they want to do things on their own terms. Though he eats solid food 3 times a day and 2 small meals in between, milk is definitely a necessity for him. That’s why it’s so frustrating, so provoking and maddening when he refuses my offer.

It’s been 24 hours since we left Andy with my mom. Last night was also the first time that we slept without him by our side. We miss him badly and it is really different when he’s not around, however, we have to be consistent. We have to stick to the plan.

It’s my dilemma as of the moment… and if you have suggestion fellow mom-bloggers… your ideas are very, very appreciated! Please leave me comments… Thanks.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Over it

I know it’s been awhile now. Blame it on the coming NLE this June, review has kept me very busy lately. Doesn’t even have the time for a new manicure and pedicure. Sigh.

Anyways, my mom made it on my graduation April 18, 2008. Yes, in spite of the lost passport and green card during accident, she found a way to get here. I’m so delighted that she was able to catch sight of my diploma being handed over to me! She’ll be here until the 10th of May. Graduation is the one of the prevalent events in my life. First was when I had Andy and my wedding to Gerard.
Everything was just right except that Andy’s gums are hurting for an unknown reason. He got very irritable and uneasy. He was pointing inside at his mouth since the other day. In the following morning, he got a fever so we assumed that he’s having his molars. He has no appetite for any food making it hard for me having no choice but to breastfeed him the whole day. Thank God, I was able to carry out the stress. I kept myself calm in spite of the toxicity and voila! The program has ended; I had the diploma at hand and then dinner at Dampa in Macapagal with the family. Baked tahong, sabaw sa miso, buttered shrimp, tempura and inihaw na liempo sealed our gathering. The food was so oh yummy, and we were pleased that Mom enjoyed the food and we all had a fantastic time.

Another chapter of my life has kicked off and I’m not even certain if I am ready for it. From then on, I am now officially a bum! Good thing I have a husband that I plan with and help me prioritize and organize things. I’m attending my review for the NLE at RCAP until May 30th and with God’s grace… I will claim my license by July and finally work as a nurse wherever it is needed. So making this blog short, here are the few photos that I’m going to share with you guys. Hope you like them.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


You Are Chardonnay
You Are Chardonnay
Fresh, spirited, and classic - you have many facets to your personality.
You can be sweet and light. Or deep and complex.
You have a little bit of something to offer everyone... no wonder you're so popular.
Approachable and never smug, you are easy to get to know (and love!).

Deep down you are: Dependable and modest

Your partying style: Understated and polite

Your company is enjoyed best with: Cold or wild meat

I got this again from
Liza, just like what she said... I won't be tagging anyone, if you feel like doing this.. feel free to take the test. Ciao!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

book for free!

Hello everyone!! I won something from this book for free! I just left a comment on the book that I want, then after few days, I won! I can't wait to have it by my door.. thank you!! Until next time!
By the way, I got this link from Liza.. Thanks Liza!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

despite of it all

Darn, today I have to go back to EAMC to get my freaking cases that I left for the CN to sign. Future nurses swarmed in the nursing office yesterday, bunches of us waited for our requirements to be completed, hoped for an accomplishment. As the deadline of passing it to PRC is only until the 18th. After an hour of waiting, the secretary came out with our papers telling us that we have to come back tomorrow because their boss has to attend some meeting. She should’ve told us earlier, you know? Why the hell wait if they want us to come back the next day!! Yesterday didn’t turn out really well. Sigh.

Good thing they invented days like anniversaries! It was our 2nd year together as married couple; Andy and Gerard were my gorgeous dates. We spent the whole evening in ATC and had dinner at Fridays. Andy had a great time too; he enjoyed nibbling his fries and played with the silvers every now and then. Hubby and I had a superb meal! It was a really nice special treat after a bad day... Sadly, I forgot to bring my camera, I can't share photos with you this time.
However, Happy 2nd anniversary love!

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Monday, April 7, 2008

like poles or unlike poles?

“Is it better to marry someone who has similar personality like yours, than someone who’s different?”

I dredged up this question from our writing skill test, a part of our mock TOEFL exam. Minimum of 300 words in 3 paragraphs. I can say that this was a sort of easy to answer question because I am already married. But as I was starting to write the words down, it made me think of my husband and my relationship with him. Are we similar or opposite?

I can’t quite remember what I exactly wrote there because the exam was like a month ago. As you all know, I have a short term memory. Neither I can’t say that Gerard and I are alike nor I can’t say that we’re opposite. Maybe, there are just some things that we both love to do together and some things that we don’t, no matter how hard we try.

I am extrovert, loud, spender, eats anything that’s edible. very patient, disorganized, late, impulsive, careless, a techie and always on the go. While my husband is suplado somewhat mysterious-type, reserved, kuripot, sobrang maarte sa food, complainer, organized, always on time, a planner, vain, sporty and don't want to move much. But we both adore kids, we enjoy watching movies, singing karaoke, eating and sleeping. We are both home buddies and couch potatoes. We love tackling about current events. We love cars, restaurant hopping, Hollywood and both can’t live without the television.

It is better if at least you have some things that you enjoy doing together. Of course we all know that no one is exactly like the other but having a common ground is an advantage. Things that will help you bond together. Success in marriage is not about having similar or different personalities. For me, it’s being familiar with each other. Knowing what to do without the other telling you exactly what you have to do, you just know. It’s using non verbal communication. You converse without words, only gestures. It’s a glare at each other’s eyes and you just distinguish what he means by it. It is recognizing each other more every day. Learning something together after every feud you just had. It is appreciating of what you have at the moment. You can’t have it in just a snap, time makes marriage as solid as rock if it is well founded. It is being a part of each other, the half of the other half making a whole. It is sticking together through whatever. It’s tolerating each other in spite of the differences and loving behind the imperfections. Marriage is working out together, both of you doing your part in a team.

It is our 2nd anniversary tomorrow and I know our relationship is young and we have so much to face in the future. I just pray that we never get tired of each other no matter how far our differences can take us. 6 years and still counting, I am loving every single day that I am with him. We are not alike, yet not totally opposite. Ours is not perfect, but its the imperfection that makes every day worth living. I love you more and more babe, happy anniversary!

learning and laughing

Letting go of our kid is sometimes the only way for them to learn. Being so protective of them is quite normal especially for a first time mom like me. However, we can never always be around to keep an eye on them. So the best thing that we can teach them is to become skilled at in taking care of themselves.

I have 1 year old and 7 month boy who’s fond of running and doing things without precautions. Like any mommies do, I chase after my kid all the time fearing that he might trip over and hurt himself. There was this instance when I called Andy for his bath time, he got so excited and ran to the bath room with a slippery floor. He lost his balance and glided on the wet floor tiles. It happened so fast and I wasn’t ready for it. Fortunately, he didn’t bump himself to anything. I am a vigilant mom, overprotective is what they say, but there was something inside me that moment just wants to let go, see what will happen and see how he will react on it. Anyways, he was alright, no head bumps, no scars, no broken bones or anything and he didn’t even cry, nevertheless, he got scared. I knew he learned his lesson.

From then on, whenever it is time for shower, he gets inside the bathroom cautiously, takes his ant steps one by one, very slowly and makes sure that I am holding his hand. He’s very careful now, making me guiltless of that one "bad mommy moment."
It’s not easy being a parent but is sure fun and fulfulling! Every day I learn new things from my kid. My life wasn’t like the way it was before but my Andy surely most of the time leaves me learning and laughing all at the same time!

Sunday, April 6, 2008


50 words">Speed test

typing speed test

I just found out how many words I can type in a minute through this site. Voila, 49 wpm! All you just need is Java App installed in your set and you're done.. Try it, its fun!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

its getting hot in here

My 1 year and 7 month old son gripped my hand and led me to the bath room because he wanted to have his 3rd shower for the day. Though he didn't verbalize directly that he felt uncomfortably warm, his action shown better than words. He kept on tugging the lower part of my shirt as I was standing by the kitchen sink, and just doesn't have any intentions of waiting for me to finish whatever it is that I am doing. I would normally allow him stay at the bath room for 5 minutes to play with his water toys after rinsing, but now the time extended up to 20 minutes! I would say "Come on Andy, let's go!" Then he'll say "No." And then 5 minutes more. The weather is terribly humid here in the Philippines and I noticed that it’s getting hotter every summer.

I remember March last year, we were able to break out the summer heat and we flew to the states for vacation. Though we experienced several strikes of heat waves in the Bay Area, they're nothing compared to ours during summer. AC's are real savers during this time. Andy can't have his afternoon nap without it turned on. The good thing is, the weather's cool at night. I even prepare my blanket at my side because it gets cold after midnight.

We are planning to buy an inflatable pool for Andy, and that will be his first time on it. I just hope that he will enjoy it this time. When we went to Laguna, where we spent the entirety of the Holy Week, my husband's uncle had their inflatable pool readied for the kids. Unfortunately, it wasn't that appealing to my son. The water was so cold and he sensed it was too huge for him so he got nervous. Hubby put out his teeny portable bath tub so he can in any way enjoy the fun his other cousins are having, but still, plan failed. I also tried dipping in the pool with him, still, no appeal. I just ended up getting wet and did the bother to shower and change clothes again.