Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Superstition

Wow, in about 9 more hours, we are going to say bye-bye to year 2007 and hello to 2008. That was quite fast! Anyway, I woke up early today since we want to go to the mall first thing in the morning to buy some stuff for our Media Noche (iwas na rin sa maraming tao). Probably, people are thinking the same thing since there are so many people in SM Hypermarket at 9 am. Wala rin palang sinabi ang Enteng Kabisote 4 and Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo sa line sa Betty’s Native Kakanin, box office talaga! Anyway, while dressing up, I got a glimpse of the New Year's superstitions or rituals that we can do this New Year's Eve at Unang Hirit. Don't get me wrong, I am not really an advocate of all these feng shui or other rituals or superstitions. It's just that - wala namang mawawala di ba if you would try them:).

Here are the things that I am willing to try (as per Joy of Charms and Crystals):

1. From your doorstep, roll mandarin or kiat-kiat on the floor, going inside of the house. This is to bring blessings fast into your home. Ehem, who would not want that, right? And because of this, we were one of those people who nudge their way to these fruits in the fruit and vegetable section.
2. To drive away bad luck, light sandalwood incense. I checked all the possible stores in SM Clark where we can get this but we failed to get one. I'll just use the night jasmine. As long as the house is clean and is sweet smelling, pwede na yun.
3. For good luck, display 8 garlic bulbs on your table. Good thing, we already have this.

Aside from these, during New Year's Eve, I really keep coins (and money) on my pockets. I also have this canister that is full of coins. It is the one I use every year to make noise inside the house. We do not buy firecrackers since I have a painful (traumatic) experience with these Roman candles when I was young. I remember, last year we even used some pots and ladles to make noise inside the house. We also open the door and the windows to welcome the many blessings that this coming year will bring us.

You see you would not lose anything for trying out these stuffs- okay I am trying to justify my plans, lols. Kidding aside, year 2007 has been good to us but we still believe that this coming year would be better. It would be the year that our family would finally be complete! Hay, I am just so excited for this coming year. As they say, strong faith would still be the key. Of course, it's the most powerful tool and what is good about it? You do not have to go and battle your way to the mall just to get it. :)

Have a Fruitful New Year, everyone!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Yes, it's been while. But before anything else, Merry Merry Christmas everyone!

So what kept me out from blogging?

I have been so busy this month with my christmas shopping, finishing my reports at work because of vacation leaves filed for the holidays, going to the doctor for check ups, planning for a small celebration for my hubby's birthday and shopping with my mother in law. Hay naku, parang sobrang busy tong month na to. Not to mention pa pala the stress I got from my "sideline". I was busy going to the doctor because the rashes that I mentioned before got worse. I need to take some medications and need to do follow up check ups for the enitre weekends of December. It's not the food nor the weather - the culprit is stress (the stress I got from this sideline and the stress I got from thinking about the laparascopy and I do not know what kind of stress pa). Alam ko mataas ang tolerance ko with stress(as in!) but probably, I reached the saturation point na kaya biglang di kinaya. Good thing, the allergy thingie is okay now. I am just waiting for the scars to fade pero got so sad and frustrated since I could not wear most of my blouses yet--kita pa yung sa upper arms eh. :(

Then last December 22, hubby celebrated his birthday. Naku, he got one year older again and until now childless pa(huhuhu!). Anyway, we celebrated it with some relatives and friends here at our place lang. I obliged my mom to cook for us since she is the best as in the bestest of all the bests(exagerated na ba?). She loves cooking and she actually volunteered kasi. Last year I was the one who cooked. Kakapagod kaya binigay ko na sa kanya ung task. :) Hubby appreciated all the efforts and plannings that I did together with our families. It was a simple celebration but became meaningful since his relatives, close friends and his mom is there-- at ako syempre :) Hon, Happy Birthday!

I think I need to update you guys with the laparascopy thingie. We are actually planning this January but it would be delayed somehow because my mother in law wants us to see this doctor at UST. She is a friend of her co-professor at UST and she had handled a similar case like ours. Hubby and I talked about it and we are considering getting a second opinion and if there is another option for our case. But should they give us the same option, then we're on to laparascopy. My mother also feels the same thing and she said that we first check it out with another OB.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Catching Up with My Tags

I am May

Thanks to dorxie and jesse for tagging me.

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you've done it!


My Birth Month is...


MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.



The Twelve Months

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.


I am tagging...

Jane, Jody, Alpha, Annette, Jean, Mich, Mari, Eds, Lutchi, Gracie, Darlene and Yvette

Don't mind it na lang girls if you've done it na... lam nyo na late na ko sa mga tags :)



Another tag....

Got this from jody and jesse

INSTRUCTION:***
1. Posts 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given below.
2. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.
3. Don’t forget to read the archived post and leave comments.

Link 1 must be about FAMILY - On Havin A Baby
Link 2 must be about FRIEND - Thursday Night With Lolo Edong
Link 3 must be about YOURSELF - ReminiScent
Link 4 must be about YOUR LOVE - Sweets for My Sweet
5 can be ANYTHING YOU LIKE - Boracay Escapades

I am tagging
Eds, Lutchi, Gracie, Darlene and Yvette

Again, don't mind it na lang girls if you've done it na. :)


Me Time


Finally, I can post again on my blog. Tagal din walang update, noh.

Anyway, to date, it's the 3rd day of my me time --I am so alone. Hubby went to Tuguegarao to check on their branch there. With his previous job, I was used to having him go to the different parts of North Luzon for 4 days to a week, without really missing him so much. But with his current job, I think I got comfortable having him by my side everyday. Mashado ata akong nasanay na palaging anjan kaya ngayon na 4 days lang syang di uuwi parang na miss ko na syang bigla. Oh, am no longer used to this, I swear. Though I wanted to have a me time talga, sana naman di ganito kahaba. Oh well, that's part of his job. I just need to be thankful that he has a job, period.

Also, I don't know if it's the weather or anything that I have eaten, I have these small red patches on my skin. They aren't really obvious and are on the body naman pero hay, I think I need to go to the dermatologist to have them checked. And right after the check up, I would really want to pamper myself. Okay, I need to take advantage of this me time para di naman ako mashadong sad. Probably, I can go to the parlor for a footspa then do window shopping (naku, baka maging shopping to, lols). Anyway, I just do not want to stay at home, that's the point.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Comfort Foods

I was tagged by Eds and she wants to know my comfort foods.

First on the list of course - cakes! I love the German chocolate cheesecake of Chef d Angelo's, sinful cake and ube pound cake with walnut of Ala Creme, most of the cakes of Red Ribbon and cakes from other coffee shops. Bastat cake - pasok sa comfort food ko! :)

Second - chocolates. And it would be better if they have nuts para me bite :)

Third - halo halo of Razon's or Corazon's.

Fourth - pizza and pasta

Now am tagging dorxie, melisse, cez and peachy.

Super Star (ala Nora?)

Eww! Another award, this time from Jean. Thanks, sissy! I just love receiving more and more of these. :)


I am passing the joy now to Kathycot, Jody, Mich and Mari.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Saturday Update

Appointment with Dra Co-Sy

Yesterday, I woke up early considering that it's my day off and hubby does not need to report for work. You know why? Because we are going to the OB. Hubby is more excited, he mentioned that he even dreamt about it.

As usual, there are so many patients at the clinic of Dra. Eileen Co-Sy. She is well-known as a fertility expert here in Angeles, that’s why. She then did a trans-V ultrasound and said that the findings are the same. It is still endometrial polyps that maybe caused by endometriosis. She then explained that we need to know what those lumps inside the uterus are because even if she would still prescribe fertility pills and there are these blockages, then we could not really get pregnant. She further explained that what we really need is laparoscopy. She said that the perfect time to do laparoscopy is right after the menstruation. So if we want to get pregnant the soonest, then December is the perfect time for us. She even said that right after the procedure, we can already work it out to get pregnant on that same month. OH, that would be a very good Christmas and birthday gift for hubby, don’t you think? The cost on the other hand is of course, quite big. That is expected since work ups are really expensive. We are getting ready for that now – December or January is our target. But I need to be honest, I am quite nervous about all of these – I even said to hubby that I do not want to see the operating room. Can I actually stay asleep for straight 2 days and never notice that I have been to the hospital for a minor surgery? But again, for the sake of having a baby, we would do everything. I am scheduled to go back to the OB on Tuesday for follicle monitoring - that means I need to file for a leave.


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Coffee and Biology Teacher

After the check-up, we went to SM to buy pants for hubby and buy gift for my inaanak, Dylan. She would be celebrating her 1st birthday today. Then we tried the new coffee shop in SM Clark, Extremely Xpresso Café. Their coffee is just like the usual Starbucks coffee, nothing notable really. I was just surprised to see our high school biology teacher having coffee there. Annette, Yvette, Jean, Eds and Jane, correct me if I am wrong – she is Ms. Jennie Garcia. I thought almost all of the nurses (I believe she is a nurse) in Phil are already in the US but looks like Ms. Garcia is still here. I was just glad that she still remembers me; she smiled and waved on our direction.


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Here on Earth

Okay, I know, my Saturday update is quite long but please bear with me. There is still one that I want to share. You see, by now you can tell that I am a very sentimental person (sobrang mushy minsan). Anyway, this is about the very first movie that hubby and I watched. When we got married, we are actually looking for a copy of this movie and I don’t know what’s with this movie that we could not find a copy – not until yesterday. So last night, we get to watch Here on Earth (what’s that? o, see di ganong popular kaya walang copy, heheh). Of course, this movie reminds us of those kilig times way back year 2000. Honestly, I cried while watching the movie – call me babaw but that is really me, a cry baby. The movie is just simple. I think the crying came from another emotion inside me and not really from the plot of the movie.

Anyway, here is the line that I love from this movie : "I love this spot, it's like heaven right here on earth, maybe that's what heaven is, maybe we go through life collecting people and places we love and they become our heaven..” Vox actually wrote a song way back then, entitled, what else kundi Here on Earth. Do I need to say that it was our “song”? heheh, sorry can’t help being mushy..

Question Tag

Juliana wants me to answer this question :


What is your favorite sleeping position, and why?

Actually it is leaning on my right side and laying flat on the bed. I simply love these positions because I feel comfortable with them. Also, laying flat on bed helps me ease up the pain on my back. Got scoliosis that is why I need to straighten up to prevent that hump at my back from getting worse.


Friendship Award

Okay, though I am lacking time for updating my blog and visiting the blogs of other online buddies, still I got another award. Thanks Mich for this! I really appreciate it.

I am now giving this award to Alpha, Annette and Jane.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Are you smarter than a 2nd grader?

We stayed through the weekend at my parent's place. For once, we can stop thinking of what we would have for dinner or lunch because we have my mother to think about those stuffs. Hay, sa totoo lang, until now, I find that task very tedious - now I appreciate my mom even better! Salamat, ma!

Anyway, as we stayed there, my pamangkin, Zandro or Doydoy as we call him asked me to review him. He was picked (together with 2 more Grade 2 studs) to represent their school in a quiz bee, stage tita rin kasi ako (lols). He held a math workbook and was reading the questions about fractions and divisions and at the same time answering them without using any writing material. I was actually amazed, wala man lang scratch paper? And most (about 99%) of his answers were correct.

Then, we reached a portion where they would give the shape of some things. Quite simple, sabi ko nga kahit nakapikit to, alam na nya answers. Kasi, I remembered, he was just about 1 or 2 years old then, he already know the shapes kaya sisiw to. Then, there was a question about the shape of the roof of the house - I was expecting him to say triangle but his answer is wrong. He said rectangle. So the curious tita asked why and he answered:

" di ba tita len, rectangle yun? bat si daddy kong (my father) pag bumibili ng yero rectangle naman yon tapos yung side naman ng bubong ng bahay rectangle din."

Ummm, me point! Anyway, I just asked him to draw a house... Eh syempre, simple house lang naman alam nyang i-draw, so the roof is triangle!:) Hay, ano bang meron sa gatas ng mga bata ngayon at parang nasobrahan ng pagka-smart?

Boracay Escapade - Day 3

Okay, here is day 3. As usual, we woke up early. We still have so many things to do for this day. Our flight would be at 4:00 in the afternoon so as early as 1:30, we need to be going to Caticlan airport. We took our breakfast at the hotel (Patio Pacific). The breakfast is not really superb. It was a buffet but probably because we were used to tocino, longaniza and tapa from Pampanga (sanay sa carcinogens) we did not appreciate it much. Anyway, breakfast lang naman yon.

We just love walking on the beach. We spent most of our time there doing just that. All throughout our walk, hubby kept on taking pictures of me. Look, he just could not get enough of me. :)

a walk to remember?

Anyway, good thing I just loved posing for pictures. :) I also took some pictures of him, habang nag-eemote din sya.

Was he contemplating of buying an island in Boracay? lols

trying to leave some footprints in the sand

We swam in the beach for some time and after awhile when we got hungry, I volunteered that we go to Jonah's. Aba! A Boracay vacation won't be complete without trying out Jonah's shakes. So we went there. I actually ordered Banana Choco Peanut shake but they do not have peanut(so sad!). So we ended up ordering Banana Choco Vanilla and Banana Mango Shakes with Boracay Special (sandwich). Sarap talaga ng shakes nila!




We decided to go back to the hotel to pack our things. Checking out is at 12 pm and we still want to take our lunch and buy some pasalubongs at D Mall. We would just then leave our things at the hotel lobby. By 11:30 am, we checked out and headed to D Mall. I just bought some necklaces, bracelets, anklets, cellphone accessories, key chains, shirts and fans for some friends and relatives. And by 12 noon, we were already at Aria for lunch. Hay, ansarap talaga ng food! Here's what we ordered.

pesto
frozen iced tea

aria's pizza
enjoying life

We were just right on time when we reached the hotel. The tricycle was already waiting for us. And when we reached Caticlan airport, we got settled right away. And as usual, we still have the 19-sitter airplane of Seair. I thought that I would no longer get nervous with the plane ride. When the plane took off, I even said to hubby "O diba, di na ko natatakot!" Yabang di ba? But after about 30 minutes, it began to rain and oh my gosh, the plane started to shake. Hala! I held hubby's hand and started to pray again. Good thing the rain stopped and the flight was again smooth as it should be (smooth ba talga un, or am I convincing myself? lols). By around 5:30 pm, we were already at Clark.

It was just a short vacation, but nonetheless it was filled with adventure and fun. And of course, nothing really beats a quality time spent with the one you love. We really enjoyed every bits of this short vacation!


Saturday, November 10, 2007

New Template

Though I love the color green, I have been wishing to change my blog's template. And finally, I made a total makeover with my blog's appearance. Thanks to my dear friend Minette for helping me out with the header. I just love it! Mwuah!

And of course thanks for hubby for the nice picture. It just look like a poster! :)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Boracay Escapade - Day 2

We plan to wake up earlier but we woke up at around 6 am. Had a breakfast on the hotel restaurant and then went again to the beach. Twas around 7 am. The island hopping is at 10 am so we still have 3 hours to explore the beach. Here are the picture we took within that 3 hours.








At exactly 10 am, manong bangkero came for our island hopping. Boracay really has so many wonderful views. You could not get enough of the crystal clear water as well as the refreshing sight of these small islands.






We tried snorkeling but I did not really enjoyed it because I do not how to swim :). Look, I was facing the sun when I should be under the water checking out the fishes and the corals.

is this sunbathing or snorkeling? hehe

he enjoyed it so much!

We had lunch but since we were really so hungry I forgot to take pictures of the grilled tuna, pork and chicken barbecue, tahong and the ensalada that they served us. And while waiting for the bangkero to call us back, we took again pictures. Hehehe! We're both picture addicts:)

the crocodile island is the background


After which, we headed to crystal cove. Oh, the experience was really sooo nice! We get to go to these caves - another adventure hubby enjoyed to the max.

the views from crystal cove:



inside cave 1 and 2

Last destination for the island hopping is Puka Beach. I really got nervous (again) when we were going to this island. The waves were huge and you could really feel that the boat going up and down. I was trying to hold a life vest already-pinagtatawanan na ko ni vox . But the bangkero mentioned that it is still safe since we are in a big boat. There are few people at Puka beach and it's really nice to take a deep in the waters of the island.



welcome to Puka beach!


Hay, the whole island hopping was really tiring but we really enjoyed every bits of it. We were actually planning to go and try banana boat after but our body is already tired. Unfortunately, by this time, the battery of the digicam was drained na rin. Before going back to the hotel room, we ate at Bite Club at D Mall. Wow! the burgers were so delicious. We ordered bombzarella - it's half pounder grilled burger with mozarella cheese and extra blue cheese as topping.

We rested for awhile at the hotel room. It was there that we realized that we could have planned to stay here for 4 days. Kulang pala ang 3 days. And since we were already recharged, we went back to the beach and look for a restaurant for dinner. We went to Cafe del Mar since they have this romantic set up for dinner by the beach. We tried their Mediterranean cuisine and it was yummy.
Then we saw this bar where in you are sited on a long bamboo chair while enjoying your meal or drinks. It's called Bamboo Lounge. It's the perfect place to take a sit and talk almost anything while resting on the comfy chair. Love the ambiance and the set up.

refreshing blue hawaiian

I almost fell asleep on this chair

(there is still day 3 :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Boracay Escapade - Day 1

As you know, I am so excited for this trip. I have to admit that it was my first time to ride on a plane so I was so delighted like a child (see my eyes twinkle?) with that in mind. We personally chose to go with Seair for convenience. I just do not want to travel all the way to Manila when there is a way to fly from Pampanga (Clark is just 20 to 30 minutes away from our home).


We were booked for the flight at 9 AM on November 1 but 3 days before the scheduled date, they called to tell us that that flight was canceled and we were transferred to the 3:30 PM flight. Do we have a choice, right? Pero sayang talaga kasi ung time. Anyway, at 4pm on November 1, we were aboard on a 19 sitter aircraft. The first time I saw the plane, it's like - "oh my! is this a plane or a bus with wings!(sounds like a napkin commercial-lols!)". Hay, I was so nervous (I was praying nonstop) but you know what, my husband was the opposite. He was so, so happy. He is adventurous and he feels like this one is really a great experience. And since the plane is so small, you will really feel every movement and hear the aircraft motor roaring. Good thing pala Hubby loves reading about aircrafts and he is a frustrated pilot - big time. So it was just when he mentioned that the owner of Seair are the Dorniers and they are one of the well known people in aircraft, that I finally felt a tinge of relief during the flight. You see, the vacation really started with a great adventure, sa plane palang panalo na! lols.



We reached Caticlan in whole- no broken fingers whatsoever but with just one of a kind plane ride experience added to our "escapades". heheh!

The moment we checked in the hotel (that was about past 6 pm na), we just arranged our stuffs and headed to the beach. We need to maximize the time for our first day. The sight of the beach was really breathtaking.







And since we were already hungry, we had dinner at where else but at....




The main dish came first than the drinks :)


Hon tried their shrimp with coconut while I tried their grilled blue marlin (no pic for that)

Of course, after dinner, it's my turn to have a taste of dessert made in Boracay. We headed at D Mall to check out Lemoni Cafe. I ordered their blueberry cheesecake and cappuccino and hubby had espresso.



We were supposed to go back to the hotel first to change for our first night out in Boracay. But we were both amazed with the bars that are scattered in the shoreline of the island. Then we spotted Boom Boom bar. We stayed there and tried their cocktails and loved it! Probably, it was also because of the ambiance and the acoustic band. It's just the best place to unwind, relax and enjoy our first gimik night. :)




We ended the night at around 11 pm. We want to wake up early for our second day. We know that the beach is lovelier in the morning.

(to be continued, syempre)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

More Updates Please

I know, I need to update my blog now. I have been receiving comments about writing new posts (and not to mention pending tags, ahihih) and unfortunately, I have been so busy with my work before All Saint's Day. There are just so many things to finish at work before taking in my 4 days vacation.

Whew! Did I really have a vacation? Oh, yes! I have my pambawi naman. Will post soon about our Boracay escapade :)

Monday, October 22, 2007

On havin' a baby

Yep, I know I have been bombarding this blog with my hopes of having a baby. So for those who are wondering why we do not have a baby yet (for 6 years now), here is the story...


Just like with other trying to conceive wives out there, I had my share of getting frustrated every month since I have regular periods. You just can't imagine how I cried while hugging hubby and telling him that we failed again. And year after year, it pains us even more when we would hear relatives and friends asking "o, wala pang baby? si ~name~ inunahan ka pa." That even became worse when we decided to finally do some fertility work ups.


That was 2 years ago that we decided to go and see a fertility expert. Hubby complied with the test that was needed. I, on the other hand was found out to have retroverted uterus. No problem really with the position of my uterus, kahit retroverted pa, pwedeng mabuntis. I took fertility pills then. First cycle, I took Clomid. That did not work. Second cycle, I took Clomid still but with added dosage. All I can remember is that for these 2 cycles, I learned how to shop for pregnancy test kits. Oh, you could have seen my stash of pregnancy test kits. I would not settle for just one test just to make sure that I get the true result. But thinking about it now, I am not really after the true result but the result that we wanted-syempre, positive dapat.


Third cycle, I took Arimidex. Also, my OB said that I could have endometriosis. That is just her impression with all the symptoms that I have given her. Endometriosis would only be confirmed with a laparoscopy. During this cycle, on my 24th day I had spotting. I immediately went to my OB and she said that it could be an implantation bleeding based on her computation. I took Duphaston . On my 28th day, I am supposed to test. I did and it was negative. One more week has passed and I still do not have my period. That kept my hopes high. I have regular periods and never missed or got delayed. But after 4 more days, I got my period. I think I was overreacting then and decided to stop with the work ups. I need to prepare myself emotionally and not to mention financially. I was at that time on the state of being devastated as well as emotionally unstable -- probably caused by the pills that I took.


We stopped with the work ups (for the meantime) but never with the work ups of the GUY up above. We no longer stress ourselves. But we never, not even a millisecond that we stopped praying and hoping for having a baby. We are planning to resume the fertility work up anytime on November or December. We trust in the Lord but we know that sometimes, science goes along with this belief, at least for our case.


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Another Award!

Another from Eds and Jean...



Thanks online buddies for this award! You made me sooooo happy!

Mich, Jody, and Jane deserve this award. :)

Tags and more tags!

This is from Jean and Eds.



I usually bring these stuffs when I am reporting to work. Of course, iba yan pag weekend lakwatsa.

1. kikay kit
2. wallet
3. shades
4. company ID
5. cologne of the day (my choice of bath and body or victoria's secret)
6. cellphone
7. small notebook
8. umbrella





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From Jean

Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

A - Age: 27 years,5 months & 17 days

B - Band Listening To Right Now: none

C - Career: Call Center Quality Analyst and ....

D - Drink or Smoke: I drink occasionally

E - Easiest Friends To Talk To: minette, mabs, ate mina, ate nins, joy, jaja, ate vic, ate rita, my mother

G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: doesn't matter at all

H - Have a Boyfriend: part time, lols! i have a hubby

I - In love: definitely!


J- Junk Food You Like: Doritos, Clover, Pik Nik, Pringles, Boy Bawang, Pop Corn, Oishi- ung spicy with vinegar na sawsawan

K - Kids: none - still praying for one though

L - Longest Ride Ever: from Pampanga to Vigan (haay, kakapagod but worth it)

N - Names For Your Future Kids: Yngwie Sebastian for boy and none yet for a girl

O - One Wish You Have Now: it was always been my only wish -- a baby

P - Phobias: Ghosts din

Q - Favorite Quote: "Patience is a good virtue." --don't have much kaya i need to remind myself palagi

R - Reasons To Smile: I am alive and that there are so many people who love me.

S - Sleeping Hours: during normal day, around 10 pm I am off to bed na and would woke up at 6 am and during abnormal days - at 5 am I am already asleep and would wake up at 9 am.

T - Time You Woke Up: Today, I woke up at 9 am, weekend naman eh

U - Unknown Fact About You: see the next tag

V - Vegetable You Hate: none

W - Worst Habit: so stubborn

X - X-rays You’ve Had: chest xray last March

Y - Yummy Foods: cakes, chocolates and seafoods!

Z - Zodiac Sign: Taurus ( this explains why I am so stubborn)


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This one from Annette and Mich

THE RULES - List of 7
* each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves on their blog
* People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well
* At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.


~ I love watching movies that are just babaw and have simple plot (ayoko ng napapagod while watching unless the movie is uber nice)

~ Been married for 6 years now pero no baby pa din (haay! sad!!!)

~ I love desserts and sweets - kahit chocnut lang after a meal, okay na bastat sweet!

~ I am a certified lampayatot - am not engaged and never been engaged in any sport (touching ball and jackstone lang ata nung bata pa, lols!)

~ I am afraid of ghosts or aswang (as in!) and kittens ( i don't know why)

~ I am impatient.

~ I love exotic food (frogs, ox brain, ox eye, eel, turtle, kamaro next time snake siguro, hehe)

~ I am so stubborn (accdg to my mother, father, sister, brothers and hubby.. uhmm, they know me too well!)


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This is a tag from Eds

Would you rather...
# ...Eat a live cockroach (the big hissing ones) or eat a stick of butter?
> butter would be yummier. eww!

# ...Go bungee jumping or sky diving?
> I am afraid of heights but would want to try them both - extra challenge!

# ...Eat a lime or a lemon?
> Lemon

# ...Be stranded on a deserted island alone or be stranded on a deserted island with someone you hate?
> alone on a deserted island

# ...Be able to read minds or be able to become invisible?
> Invisible


***Eds, I know I still owe you the tag for the young me... Unfortunately, I do not have baby pictures with me. They are all at my mom's place. Will post though once I got one :)


I think I am the last one to answer these tags. If you haven't done these, then just tag yourself. :)


Lagging

I know am lagging with my blog. Andami ng tags na di ko pa nasasagot:( Urgh! I have been busy with work - my schedule is a bit complicated last week. There was a day that I needed to report to work as early as 6 am then would be reporting the next day at 7 pm and the next at 11 am. Ang gulo, di ba?Anyway, it's good to know that this week would be better and the next week would be the best! Aba, ang dami atang holidays - there is the barangay election and of course, the most awaited day, November 1. :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Got my very FIRST AWARD

Got this Thoughtful Blogger Award from Mari. Yahooo! I already have an award! You see, I am not happy because I am VERY, VERY, VERY happy! Thanks, Mari! :)


This award is one of the series of awards launched by Christy Z of Writer's Reviews.




I am now giving this award to Jean, Eds and Yvette.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

You're a treat!

Jean is passing this to me...

"Don't just choose your friends making this cliquish and 'just groupies'...
Make NEW friends by choosing random visitors!!!."






I want to pass this to (as well as add them on my blogroll):

Alpha -- I know you already have this :)
Peachy
Melisse

Monday, October 15, 2007

Questions!

I've been tagged by Mich...thanks sis!

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night?
- si korina (ung batang version ni korina sanchez sa going bulilit, heheh)
2. What were you doing at 0800?
- reading emails
3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
- calling smart bro
4. What happened to you in 2006?
- Was introduced to a "better" opportunity
5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
- "Ma, phone!" I called my hubby's grandma since my MIL called
6. How many beverages did you have today?
- 3 (coffee, iced tea, pineapple juice)
7. What color is your hairbrush?
- black
8. What was the last thing you paid for?
- groceries
9. Where were you last night?
- at home watching tv
10. What color is your front door?
- brown
11. Where do you keep your change?
- wallet and coin purse
12. What’s the weather like today?
- sunny
13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?
- coffee crumble din
14. What excites you?
- travel, baby and good news
15. Do you want to cut your hair?
- yes, probably will have it cut this november
16. Are you over the age of 25?
- uh-um
17. Do you talk a lot?
- yup :)
18. Do you watch the O.C.?
- i did, about 2 or 3 episodes only
19. Do you know anyone named Steven?
- no
20. Do you make up your own words?
- sometimes
21. Are you a jealous person?
- it depends! heheh
22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’.
- Abby
23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’.
- Karen
24. Who’s the first person on your received call list?
- mom in law
25. What does the last text message you received say?
- "Ingat" --> from hon
26. Do you chew on your straw?
- sometimes, when am thinking while drinking
27. Do you have curly hair?
- nope
28. Where’s the next place you’re going to?
- sa bed na! hehe
29. Who’s the rudest person in your life?
- ung nang aaway sa nanay ko..hmp!
30. What was the last thing you ate?
- balut -- i was craving for this last night pa
31. Will you get married in the future?
- yep,hahah
32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?
- In Good Company
33. Is there anyone you like right now?
- none :)
34. When was the last time you did the dishes?
- Yesterday, went home to my mom's place so i need to do the dishes(baka mapagalitan ako)
35. Are you currently depressed?
- no
36. Did you cry today?
- no
37. Why did you answer and post this?
- was tagged and want to try doing this stuff. had a lot of fun!
38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey.

Those who enjoyed this one, feel free to tag yourself! :)

Thursday Night with Lolo Edong

Okay, because of Eid ul-Fitr(or end of Ramadan, I prefer using this one. I can't pronounce that term,lols!)we had a long weekend. For us, it started at Thursday night. I got out from work early at 4 pm and went directly to the mall to have my nails done. I just don't want to go home yet that is why I decided to head off to the mall, kasama na window shopping dun. Hubby decided to fetch me at the mall but it ended up that he came so early. The manicurist was just half way finished with my hands when he arrived and not to mention that my feet were still soaked in a basin of water. So instead of waiting for me while doing some window shopping, he decided to go to Dencio's with his friend, Lolo Edong. Oh di ba, instant gimik un!

I joined them right after that. And while they were drinking, I had my dinner. You see my hubby and Edong are good friends way, way back during their mountaineering club days (mga 80's pa yun, hehehe). Hubby is no longer an active member of the UST mountaineering club but Lolo Edong is the opposite. He joins every climb as well as projects the group has. So what we talked about the whole night was mostly anything related to our college days. Hay, sarap magreminisce. We are all graduates of UST kaya we really have a common topic to discuss - anjan na ang Almers, BRB, Cely's, ang bonggang-bonggang Colayco's park turned into lovers' lane , ang food strip sa harap ng hospital, their climbs, scary experiences on their treks and ghosts (lapitin kasi pareho to ng mga kaluluwang di matahimik, hmmm scary!).

So before we call it a night, we stopped by Beatico for coffee. Syempre, me kwentuhans pa while having coffee. Sometimes, unplanned gimiks like this one are way better than planned ones.


Hubby with his almond moo and Lolo Edong (pa simple ang drama lols)


ang gulo! wala akong matinong pic with these two men