Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cute Blogger Award

Thanks, Sharque for this tag. :)

1. Each blogger must post these rules.
2. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
3. Bloggers that are tagged need to write ten facts about themselves. You need to choose ten people to tag and list their names.

So, here are my ten, weird, random, little known facts or habits about myself.

1.) I love my job/s but I still want to have my own business - home based specifically.

2.) I am married for 7 years now but no kids yet - still trying to conceive.

3.) I was born in the year of the monkey and as what I read, heavenly luck is upon us this year! lets wait and see :)

4.) When I want to hibernate and be re energize, I just have to go to my parents' place. That's what I did last Sunday.

5.) I have mild dextroscoliosis and it is the main culprit for my backaches.

6.) I am a weakling - I don't play any sports.

7.) I (and my husband) love food!

8.) When we're older, I want to live in a farm with a cute rest house, that is near a lake and with a view of mountain ridges in our bedroom window or balcony.

9.) I am hopeful that 2009 would be the year for us to get pregnant.

10.) I love watching romantic and funny Tagalog movies and prefer old songs.

I’m tagging Ads, Romely, Mich, Jody, Rocks, Jeanny, Rach, Melisse, Hannah and Mari.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I would die for that...

This is so touching! The first ever song about infertility that I heard.

Sometimes it's hard to conceive,
With all that I've got,
And all I've achieved,
What I want most
Before my time is gone,
Is to hear the words
"I love you, Mom."

I Would Die For That
By:Kellie Coffey

Jenny was my best friend.
Went away one summer.
Came back with a secret
She just couldn't keep.
A child inside her,
Was just too much for her
So she cried herself to sleep.

And she made a decision
Some find hard to accept.
Too young to know that one day
She might live to regret.

But I would die for that.
Just to have one chance
To hold in my hands
All that she had.
I would die for that.

I've been given so much,
A husband that I love.
So why do I feel incomplete?
With every test and checkup
We're told not to give up.
He wonders if it's him.
And I wonder if it's me.

All I want is a family,
Like everyone else I see.
And I won't understand it
If it's not meant to be.

Cause I would die for that.
Just to have one chance
To hold in my hands
All that they have.
I would die for that.

And I want to know what it's like
To bring a dream to life.
For that kind of love,
What I'd give up!
I would die for that.

Sometimes it's hard to conceive,
With all that I've got,
And all I've achieved,
What I want most
Before my time is gone,
Is to hear the words
"I love you, Mom."

I would die for that.
Just to have one chance
To hold in my hands
What so many have
I would die for that.

And I want to know what it's like
To bring a dream to life.
How I would love
What some give up.
I would die ...
I would die for that.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What I Miss in Manila

Definitely, I am NOT missing the traffic, the pollution, the gimmicks (ok sometimes I miss those night outs but I can live without them - really!) and the so fast paced life in Manila. But what I missed the most is the food. Yes, there might be the same food here in the province but there is nothing compares to the food that I got to love when we were in Manila. Let me try to enumerate a few of my favorites:

  • yogurt shake, ox brain, kebab, shawarma of Mr. Kebab (I heard the store in QC is now closed - not sure though)
  • kwek kwek, fish balls, kikiam and squid balls in Retiro, Dapitan and Makati (di ko alam kung anong meron sa street foods na to pero bastat iba pag sa mga places na yan)
  • pares and bulalo in Jonah's
  • tapsilog, chixsilog, mixsilog and any other silogs in Tayuman
  • pancit in Food Corner
  • mango shakes and cheese waffles along Asturias
  • cream puffs and other breads of Tinapayan in Dapitan
  • authentic Indian food in Gil Puyat (I forgot the name of the resto - it's like a carinderia lang but the food is the best)
  • goodies at Becky's Kitchen in Bautista
  • hopia of Engbeetin in Binondo and hopia in Quiapo
  • authentic Chinese food in Estero in Binondo
  • and many more that I could not remember as of this writing :)
That is why when hubby bought home two of these items above last Saturday, I can't help but get soooo happy! Babaw ko no?

I miss Tinapayan's cream puffs (been craving for them since Christmas) and
Becky's Kitchen goodies such as the food for the gods and lemon squares.

I Need A Breaaaak!!!!!

Can you hear me screaming? Yes, sometimes, we need to take a break from our usual routine of being a career woman, a wife, a part time freelancer and what have you’s. So what is the best way to do this? Shopping? Nope, I am out of budget this time. I can’t hurt my pocket again with another shopping spree.

So right now, I found something to keep my mind away from work and other household chores and which would not require you to spend. Thanks to MagNext ! I have never been a fan of these online games but this cool virtual game got me engrossed. I tried to sign up for free on their great game interface and suddenly I found myself hooked. I think this is already an addiction!

This is the mini tutorial of how to play the game.

Mind you, I am really an illiterate when it comes to these online games and I am just so thankful that this site provided a great mini tutorial. I even got to choose any username - go Pink Panther! :) Then while trying to play in this game interface, suddenly another player challenged me. Now, the game is getting more exciting. So whatever happens, I think I would really love to escape reality for a while and play MagNext over and over again.

Even kids would enjoy this. And for the peace of mind of all parents out there, the site offers a secured and safe environment for both kids and adults. You too can try signing in or just try logging in as a guest to have a feel of this virtual game.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

What's Keeping me Busy Nowadays...

... is ebay! It is my first time to really bid and purchase from ebay and I think I like it. Probably because I had great experiences from the sellers. Another seller even gave me free shipping for buying 2 items in a day. Isn't that great?! I got myself 3 bags that I can use alternately.

The exciting part in buying online is waiting for the goods to be delivered. Believe me, one Saturday I was just waiting for the sound of the doorbell because I know that the bags will arrive on that day.

I bought the Nine West All Weather bag (black-grey) and the Liz Claiborne Drawstring from the seller who gave free shipping. Then the XOXO Edie bag was the very first item that I won in the bidding. The last bag was actually not an ebay transaction but it completed the collection for the month - it's a large Tommy Hilfiger bag perfect for the laptop.

Some Updates

I've been bad since I was ignoring this blog for awhile. Anyway, let me give some updates on what happened from January 1 to present.

~ We already have a house helper - yipeee! She arrived last Tuesday, January 13. Lola also went back to our place - she now has a companion every time we go to work. Awesome!

~ Went back to try the other dishes of UCC Cafe last Sunday but unfortunately, we failed to take photos of the food. Anyway, the food, as expected - was great! I had salmon and spinach gratin (penne) and hubby had seafood casserole. We also tried their white chocolate cheesecake latte. Yummy!

~ We bought a Priority Privilege Club membership here in Holiday Inn. I think we would be able to maximize the discounts that we would get from the membership. The 65% discount on the hotel rates and Mimosa Villa rates (perfect this summer) is tempting as well as the unlimited 20% to 50% discount for dining in at Holiday Inn and other participating hotels (Intercontinental Hotel Group). I think it also includes a one day free accomodation for a 2 days stay. Truly fantastic!

~ I plunge into online shopping and it is the one thing that kept me busy for weeks now. I never thought that I would be able to enjoy online shopping as much as the real one. The waiting and anticipation for the goods to be delivered is really getting into me. It really makes me look forward for every doorbell in our house. I simply luvettt!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!

Believe it or not, we are now starting another very good year ahead of us. New predictions (good and bad) are all over the news but we all need to put everything in God's hands. He alone knows what is best for us!

From our family to yours, we are wishing you a ....

Hope you have started the first chapter of your book with meaningful memories together with your family and friends. :)

Lifted the picture from here.