Sunday, August 31, 2008

We got the answers LOUD and CLEAR

When you are in love it is very common that every song on the radio is like being dedicated to you. Oh well, I felt that then when I was riding in the clouds of being hopelessly romantic and felt that too when my heart got broken.It's a strange feeling, right?

Just this morning this happened to me (us). Of course, we did not feel that the song on the radio is being dedicated to us. We felt that the homily of the priest in the Holy Mass is being directed straight at us. I am a believer but I was not really so vocal with my beliefs and admittedly, I am not a regular Church goer. There are some Sundays that we don't attend masses. But I strongly believe in God and have a great fear in the Lord.

We are trying to make a big changing decision in our life right now and somehow we feel that we are extremely being blinded of the road ahead us (anyway, everything is really uncertain). We even have some questions that we are asking ourselves and asking God for the real reasons (which should not be). Today, God has thrown those answers straight on our face that for the first time, I cried during the homily of the priest (I am a cry baby but not in a mass unless it is a recollection or a wedding of a special friend or relative). We got the answers and signs loud and clear in that 1 hour of attending the mass. God really has His way of making us feel His Presence in the most unexpected way. Hubby even mentioned "He could not text nor email us but He knows the right channel on how to tell us".

I rarely talk about Him but that experience earlier made me write this. I'll end this post by sharing this that I got from the prayer book (my mom in law's) that I (accidentally) found in our book shelf last week.

The Road Ahead

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please you does, in fact, please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though, I may know nothing about it.

Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

True Love Tag

This one was from Eds. It's quite timely ha. Thanks!

Also for those who greeted us and also who wished me to get well, thank you!

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PLAYERS:

Desperate Blogger/ My Precious Niche/ Just Me..Eds / Eds Mommy Life / My Simple but Adorned Life /YOUR BLOGS

* What does true love mean to you?
::: Unconditional...Yes it is! :::

* How do you know you’re really in love?
::: There is just "that" magic :::

* How many times in your life have you fallen in love?
::: Once :::

* Have you ever fallen out of true love because you were mad at the moment?
::: Nope :::

* Do you feel love and physical attraction are the same thing?
::: No :::

* If your true love became ill or disfigured would you continue to love them the same way?
::: Yes. I also asked this once to hubby teasing him to just return me to my parents and he shoved that idea away :::

* Should anyone else be able to tell you who to love or not love?
::: Never :::

* Do you believe people that ended up divorced were ever truly in love?
::: At one point in the relationship, YES :::

* Would you do anything for love?
::: Yes, for that one true love :::

* If you truly love someone, do you feel it should be unconditional?
::: Yes :::

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Happily Hitched for 7 Years

Yes, we just celebrated our 7th year wedding anniversary last August 24. If we were blessed early with a child, we now have a pre-schooler, but that would be a totally different story then. So given as it is now, we are still blessed that we surpassed those 7 years (and I hope that 7 years itch too-if there is really such a thing) even without those kids that would "tighten" that bond in our marriage. Of course, not once did I hear couples saying "Kung di lang sa mga anak namin...". So now I feel lucky that we both stick with each other not because of a kid that we might have but because we LOVE each other. Kami lang talaga through those years. (Oh di ba me mabuting bunga ang pagiging infertile, kidding!)

Oh well you might think that our relationship is close to being perfect. Nope, it was not also easy for us. We also had that share of those fights - serious fights, very, very serious fights, petty fights, jokes that led to fights, petty one that led to very serious fights or what other fights you might think of. We had those but luckily and thanks to God, we made it and we are still struggling each day to surpass whatever circumstance we have on hand - remember, we still have a big battle that we need to win -- together.

So how did we celebrate it?

I was planning a Tagaytay or Subic Getaway but I think that was not meant to happen that weekend. I got really sick - boooo! But anyway, honey woke me up with a kiss and a sweet greetings. Then we just stayed at home and in bed getting ample of rest since I was really not feeling well. There was not even a grand lunch or dinner - just the ordinary.

I felt a little better(or so I think) the day after, so I decided that we go to the hospital for check up. I felt so weak that we decided to have my check up at the nearest hospital instead of Angeles University Foundation Hospital. I still have fever so hubby decided that we go grab a bite first and go home right away. Again, without thinking anymore, we decided to have our lunch at Luk Foo, a Cantonese restaurant near us. We just had Cold Cuts platter (we love the seaweeds and century egg combi), steamed fish with eggplant and yang chow rice(not in the picture).


Then before going home, we dropped by Red Ribbon to buy our anniversary cake. We got dulce de leche cake.

our anniversary cake

The moment we got home, I went to our bed again- my body aches. We ate our cake during the night. My tita yaya took a photo of us with the cake before slicing it but I am not posting it here (I am in my sleepwear with baggy eyes, swollen nose and flyaway hair: now imagine that- hay I hate being sick!).

Though we did not really had a celebration, still we are happy that we have each other. And though life is not perfect for us - we can proudly say that we are happily hitched for 7 years now!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sooo Sick

I am down with flu, fever and cough. This started last Friday night. So we do not have any choice but stay at home even if it's another long weekend. Hay, this is so sad... I have been planning for something special for this weekend since it's our 7th year wedding anniversary (last Sunday) but hubby thought that we just need to stay at home and get a lot of rest(for me).

Hay... my bed side table now has these stuffs:

1. tissue for my running nose
2. vicks for my clogged nose (but I don't like it)
3. medicines - I am taking co-amoxiclav, erdosteine and anti-histamine.
4. fruits - that is Davao suha on the picture and yesterday I had guapple.
5. tumbler of water - water therapy is still the best.

I just wish that I would feel better now since tomorrow is another working day. But even if I am sick, we managed to take a picture of us together on our 7th wedding anniversary.
More kwento about how we celebrated it in the next post (me kwento pa rin pala kahit sa bahay lang, heheh)

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Long Weekend

Thanks for holidays and we are enjoying a long weekend. As hubby mentioned last Friday, the theme for the weekend is RELAXATION. We both need that after some stress at home and at work. Last Saturday, we just stayed the whole day at home watching shows and movies which were shown in cable. We just laze around - sleep, eat, watch and sleep again... hay life !

Yesterday, it was mall day. We just heard mass at SM and had early lunch at Cabalen with their eat all you can. I was craving for kare-kare so hubby suggested that we eat at Cabalen. Hay, we were so full. We had bulalo soup, pako salad, kwek kwek, kare-kare, arroz valenciana, grilled hito, grilled squid, ginataang kohol, kilawin, crispy kangkong, tahong and halo halo. Too bad they don't have the adobong balut, which I love (and too bad no pcitures of the food). We were so full that we got lazy to check the stores. So we decided to watch a movie instead so that we can just sit and relax (again). We checked the movies being shown and chose The X Files. Not a bad choice, the movie is full of action and suspense. We capped the night by watching Evan Almighty at HBO.

And today, we are still on the same theme - relax, relax, relax. We just went to the mall again in the morning to deposit the salaries of the writers and had a quick lunch at Tokyo Tokyo, been craving for California Maki this time and beef misono. Then we went to AstroVision to buy some CDs. After a few minutes of scanning the racks of CDs, I chose Ever After and A Walk in the Clouds - classic diba? Then hubby got a 1981 classic too - TAPS and one not so classic, The Rockstar. So we hurried to go home for our movie marathon. I love chilling out this way... hay I love life!!

A Long Weekend

6 Layers

…Of YOU.

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RULES:
1. Add your blog/s to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. It’s okey if you only post this questions in one blog as long as you answer them.
2. Get back to Me {YEN} and I’ll add your blogs to the master’s list HERE! Note that you are not ALLOWED to change the link of the here.
3. Copy from Start to End.

4. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don’t need to be tag in order to join.

Copy this Participants List: Me and Mine | Creative in Me | For the LOVE of Food | Little Peanut | Pea in a Pod | It’s Where the HEART Is | Around the World | SugarMagnolias | I Am Mommy | All About The Memories | Enchanted Play | Just My Scrap | Whats Up | Simply Me | Kitchen Deelite | A Mothers Horizon | In Depth | A Life in Bloom | Because Life is a Blessing | Digiscraptology | Joys iN life | Life is What we Make it | Photo Blog | Dancing in Midlife Tune | Mommy Talks | Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps | All Kinds of Me Stuff | The Salad Caper | Winding Creek Circle | InkBabyStudios | | All Things Me | Feels Like Home | Because Life Is Fun | Blessings and Beyond | Mommy Earns Money Online | Pinay Mommy Online| Clark & Butchay’s Blog | Butchay’s World | Simply Jen | Jenny Said So | My Online World | My Life in this Wonderful World | Biz-N-Honey | Aeirin’s Collections | My Precious Niche |Eds Mommy Life |Just Me.. Eds | My BIG Picture | Merger Guru | Quicker8 | Insights from the Grocery Cart | MindBubbles| LivingtheHealthyLife | VanityKit | Stripe&Yellow | SomethingPurple| Em’s Detour | Joys iN life | Life is What we Make it | Photo Blog | Dancing in Midlife Tune | Ozzy’s Mom | Me,Myself+2 | Kidd Designs | Fun.Fierce.Fabulous | Tints of My Heart | Morphed | when mom speaks | walk on red | kathycot | buhay misis | kathycot cooks | Posh Post Reviews | Flowersbythewayside |The Fab and The Furious | Blog In to Space | Dancing With Butterflies | Twisted Angel | Pieces of Me | Just Let Go | Blessed Chic | Hobbies and Such | My World in My Own Word | Colorful World of Shiela| The Shopaholic Nightingale | Day to Day Miracles | Can of Thoughts | Designs By Vhiel | Anything and Everything in Between | Vhiel’s Corner | Lovin’ Life | BigMoneyList | Crissy’s Library | Crissy’s Zone | Crissy’s Haven | Vis Vires | Amazingly Me | Jenn Was Here | Shutter Happenings | Le Kulitszie Familie | Embracing Myself | Random Thoughts | Explore Manila | My Colorful World | My Simple but Adorned Life | YOUR BLOGS

LAYER ONE:
– Name: Arlene
– Birth date: May 4
– Birthplace: Philippines
– Current Location: Pampanga
– Eye Color: Dark Brown
– Hair Color: Black
– Righty or Lefty: Righty

LAYER TWO:
– Your heritage: Filipino
– The shoes you wore today: just slippers
– Your weakness: good food
– Your fears: dying of loved ones
– Your perfect pizza: sbarro pizza, gagaya ako ke Mich since we just had chicago white last Friday
– Goal you’d like to achieve in life: To become a mother.

LAYER THREE:
– Your most overused phrase on AIM: hahaha, hehehe, lol
– Your first waking thoughts: put the alarm on snooze
– Your best physical feature: eyes
– Your most missed memory: childhood

LAYER FOUR:
– Pepsi or Coke: Coke zero
– McDonald’s or Burger King: both, hehehe
– Single or group dates: does not matter
– Adidas or Nike: Nike
– Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Nestea
– Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
– Cappuccino or coffee: capuccino

LAYER FIVE
– A famous person, dead or alive, would you interview: Hitler (waaaah)
– Movie can you watch and say the lines along with the actors: None ata
– Name two of your passions in life : food and travel
– Least favorite time of day: after lunch

LAYER SIX
– Use hairspray or gel: None
– Your favorite meal: any.. i love food and i can eat anything even exotic foods
– Color is the inside of your head when you close your eyes: white
– Listen to classical music: sometimes
– Ever said LOL in real life without thinking about it: yes!

::END::

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Now I am Ready...

..to write what happened.

I was scheduled to do the pregnancy test on August 12. Of course, it's a mixed feelings for us. Then on August 11, I saw a faint red stain but still I am keeping my hopes high. All am thinking is probably that is just implantation bleeding or anything but definitely not my period. Am still in denial I assume but I texted hubby about it.

After office hours, still on the 11th, we bought pregnancy test kitS as in plural form(ewan ko ba pag bumibili ako ng PT kits di pwedeng isa lang, addict ata ako sa preg tests). Then that same night I got my period. I did not even get the chance to use the pregnancy test and get to feel that stressful 10 seconds of waiting if it's one line or two. Needless to say, I cried hard. I can hear my husband whispering that it's okay and that it's just the first IUI. And that made me cry harder.

The Next Day

So on August 12, we went to the OB since I was able to collect myself again and am ready to try another cycle with injectibles and IUI again. I already did a mind-setting this time. Suddenly, my OB said that we need to do an ultrasound to check on my follicles. There, she saw that I have 1 unraptured follicle.

And because of that, we cannot proceed with injecting follicle stimulating hormones (FSH) since this would not give good results. We need to get rid of that unraptured follicle first. She prescribed me with a contraceptive pill. So naturally that means that NO serious work ups for this cycle. I left the clinic that day with a heavy heart.

I have been preventing my tears from falling the moment I left my OB's room since there were still some patients waiting for their turn then. The moment I climbed in the car, I can't help but cry. Hubby was there to console me but the more he does, the harder I cried. And this is just what I needed - a heartfelt downfall of tears! I need to let this frustration and disappointment out so that I can go on again. So I let myself free and cried my heart out!

And now, AGAIN I am ready... There's still another cycle, and another and another and this goes on until we already have that precious gift in our hands...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

all mixed up

From Nancy.

PLAYERS:CHIKAI | Fun.Fierce.Fab | Me,Myself+2 | Kidd Designs | Ozzy's Mom |The Journey Continues | Married and Happy About It |My Precious Niche| Eds Mommy Life| Just Me.. Eds | Peaceful Mind | My Simple but Adorned Life | YOU

1. Are you pregnant? Sadly not yet.
2. When do you want to get married? I am now but hopefully a church wedding along with a christening (my dream)
3. Do you curse a lot? Nope
4. What are your favorite books? Tuesdays with Morrie, Da Vinci Code, Chicken Soup for the Soul
5. Do you wish you were with someone right now? Yes
6. Who were the last 3 people that sent you a text message? hon, karen, nikki
7. Are you happier single or in a relationship? happily hitched!!
8. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance? Yes I firmly believe in that!
9. Do you wish someone would call you? Yes, I want globe to call and tell me that I won the Honda City, heheh
10. What is bugging you right now? The thought that no baby yet for us.
11. What something you wish you could understand better? What went wrong?
12. If someone doesn't like, it's usually because...? they have their own preference.
13. Do you have a wild side? Oo naman
14. Kissed someone in the last 24 hours? Yep!
15. Have you lost friends in the past years? No
16. What were you doing at midnight last night? crying and putting myself to sleep

Dating 101

Okay, I'll bombard this blog with tags.. I just need an outlet and blogging it is!

From Mich...

Players: Ozzy’s Mom | Me,Myself + 2 | Kidd Designs | Fun.Fierce.Fabulous | | Me and Mine | Little Peanut | Pea in a Pod | Creative in Me | Notable Bistro | Sugarmagnolias |Around the World | Random Thoughts | My Colorful World | Explore Manila | My Simple but Adorned Life | YOUR BLOGS

1. When was your first kiss and where?
..::.. I was 20 sa rooftop ng condo ..::..

2. When was your first real relationship and how long did it last?
..::.. When I was in third year college... how long it last? still on going.. bwahaahhah..::..

3. What age were you allowed to date?
..::.. My parents did not really set one but they were open when there were suitors coming in to our house when I was in 2nd year college (so 19 na ko non)..::..

4. What’s the craziest thing you did (for love) when you were a teenager?
..::.. Nung teenager - none! Pero nung 20 yrs old na I made some white lies all for the sake of luv! ..::..

5. How long was your longest relationship and what’s the secret?
..::.. First and last si Vox.. We would be celebrating our 7th year wedding anniv this month.. the secret? cliche as they may sound na pero they really work - trust, communication, understanding and knowing the very foundation why you are with this person ..::..

6. How long did you date before you decided to settle down?
..::.. 1 year and 1 month ..::..

7. How did you know he was the ONE?
..::.. Vox knows this answer by heart -- There was "magic"! hehehe ..::..

8. Now, at what age will you allow your kids(s) to date?
..::.. 18? or may be earlier? Hehehe! I just read somewhere that we need not underestimate kids... Who knows my kid will be more responsible than I was when I was 18. Naku I really have the tendency to spoil kids, hahah ..::..

9. When it comes to your kids dating, will you be a cool parent or a strict parent?
..::.. I'll try my VERY best to be in between. .::..

10. What piece of advice can you give to your child when they start dating?
..::.. Just enjoy it! It is through these dates that she would be able to get to know different people. Know her limitations and set her priorities (hala nagiging serious na to!) ..::..

And the result....

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_144/1178002889rqu2rU.jpg
Got my period yesterday....

Friday, August 8, 2008

Have a Lucky 08-08-08!!!!

Is it really a lucky date? I heard from the news that there were a lot of weddings held during this day and some even got the spot for 8 am or the 8 pm. There were also many ceasarian section deliveries scheduled on this date. And guess how many other people took advantage of the date to open a new business, to transfer to a new house and to take other important ventures! And of course as of this writing, we are watching the colorful opening of the Beijing Olympics. It must really be lucky...

And do you see what I am doing? I am writing a post on this date. I would not want to miss it myself. But whether it's lucky or not, it does not matter anymore. All I know is that this very strange (as well as lucky) date of 08-08-08 will only happen ONCE in my entire lifetime! So might as well make a mark (and a post) on this date on this blog.

Have a lucky 08-08-08 everyone!!!

Pic taken from here.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tuwing umuulan at kapiling ka...

Yeah, I really want to sing this to hubby.... Why? He is supposed to be flying to Cebu tomorrow for a conference (this was postponed twice already - first was last July) but for now, he would still be stuck with me (still as my driver, bweheheh). I was already expecting this, since last month they also postponed it during the bad weather. So I think 5 (tama ba?) straight days of heavy rains is enough sign to delay this conference. And anyway, hirap kayang mag commute nang umuulan! I would really need my husband to drive me to and from my work.

So hon, whenever it rains heavily, you're stuck with me --- literally and figuratively!!! Umm, nagiging mushy tong post ko. :)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Very Special Love

Watched it earlier and I love it!! I told you, those feel good movies are really my favorites. We actually checked it last Wednesday for last full show but the ticket woman (tama ba?) told us that it's standing room na so we just went back earlier to get to the 1st show on a Sunday.

John Lloyd is so good and though I don't really like Sarah, I must say that her acting improved as compared to their Maalaala Mo Kaya episode. I felt all the emotions - I laughed, I cried (babaw ko na naman), I smiled and I felt "kilig".

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/2536061562_56ee4d5cfa.jpg?v=0

And also, I think I would wait for August 27 for For the First Time, the movie of Richard Guttierez and KC Concepcion. We saw the trailer earlier too and I can't wait to see Greece (the movie was shot there). Made me remember the episode of Samantha Brown in Passport to Europe. This country is really nice with all the white houses and establishments on the cliff side. I just hope the movie would also be as nice as its location.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

What's your shoe size

This is a tag from Jean. Thanks sissy!

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What's your shoe size? Are your feet the same size as your mom's feet? How about your sister's feet? Can you borrow shoes from each other? Post a picture of your latest shoe buy. Tag the number of women of your shoe size, i.e. size 5 = tag 5 friends. Don't forget to drop a line in this blog when you're done. :)


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Mom's size - 7 to 7.5
Sister's size - 7 to 7.5
Mine - 6.5 to 7.5 sometimes 8 depending on the style of the shoe

Yes, we did share shoes then. I remember the shoe I wore on our prom was my mom's. Then when my sister came from Taiwan , I suddenly felt that I had so many shoes to wear. It's just now that we do not share shoes since we live in different houses and I think going to Batangas just to borrow shoes from my sister is not practical. I'd rather buy a new pair with the gasoline that we will consume in getting there. :)


This is not my latest purchase but it's the pair that I just wore once. So it's still considered new.. hehe! Bought them to pair with a red and black dress. I love the straps and they really look so sexy when worn. I think I am loving red now! :)

I'll get back with the persons that I would tag.