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

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.