Quiet Christmas

Hello there friends. I'm kind of late in updating here but some rundown for what happened in the past weeks/days.
  • Spent the holidays with the family, both in Manila and Marikina
  • Had a photo op with my sister and our kids. 
  • Went to a military camp in Tarlac to visit my newly enlisted brother-in-law
We didn't get to do much this year. A few years ago, we celebrated Christmas in Tagaytay but this year is a bit quiet for my taste. I would have wanted some real vacation time for the holidays. And we didn't get to see my brother and his family. They decided to stay in Singapore for the holidays, hopefully we'll get to see them next year. Hmnn, something to look forward to, visiting them in Singapore. Hopefully after paying our car loan that ends in September. Yay! Can't wait for that particular loan to finish. I can imagine what other things we can do with the money. More savings and vacation budget. Yes, definitely!

Also let me share hubby's gift to me this year. 

My hometown tumbler! I'm a Manila City girl and it will always be my home. I know Marikina is a part of the Metro Manila but it's still different, especially if you spend all your life in downtown Manila. Plus it's kind of difficult exploring Marikina because our location is more accessible coming from Quezon City. Regardless of that, I'm actually looking forward to visiting the tiangge in River Park.

On that note, two more days and we will say good bye to 2010 and welcome 2011 with open arms (and hopefully with no injuries.)

Any plans for the coming year?


Holidays for the 2011

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Hello there online friends! How are you holding up this fine season of December? Five more days to go and it's Christmas. Not only that, 11 more days before we say goodbye to 2010 and welcome 2011 with an open heart and hopeful promises of a bright future.

For now, here are the holidays proclaimed for next year as mentioned in the Proclamation No. 84 by the President of the Philippines.

A. Regular Holidays

     New Year’s Day – January 1 (Saturday)
     Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Saturday)
     Maundy Thursday – April 21
     Good Friday – April 22
     Labor Day – May 1 (Sunday)
     Independence Day – June 12 (Sunday)
     National Heroes Day – August 29 (Last Monday of August)
     Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Wednesday)
     Christmas Day – December 25 (Sunday)
     Rizal Day – December 30 (Friday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Days

     Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Sunday)
     All Saints Day – November 1 (Tuesday)
     Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Saturday)

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)

     EDSA Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Friday)

Looking forward to a summer vacation by the beach next year. I'm starting to fill up our change jar, hopefully it will be enough come April.

Shameless plug: If you have time, please visit my family blog { corbitoness }. It's still a work in progress and have no registered domain yet. Hopefully, I will have the right resources to have it hosted and transferred out of Blogger.



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Now this is something I want to try in the near future. Urban surfing anyone?


Goodbye memories

My laptop crashed. Or more likely my hard drive did. I've been wary of my laptop's condition for some time now. It's been awfully noisy and prompts me all the time that I have low disk space. It's been warning me but I didn't listen. Until it crashed one day and I lost everything. Everything. Thousands of original (and only) copies of digital photographs of Offspring since birth, years worth of documents, mp3s, movies and scanned images.  I know we should have upgraded into 500gb hard drive years ago but we neglected to do so. Now it's gone and there's nothing we can do to retrieve those files.


Making Your House Marketable

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You’ve got a house to sell and yet there isn’t anyone biting your offer. Have you ever wondered what the problem is? 

Selling a house may not be as easy as selling lemonades on the stand. Most often than not, it’s a hit or miss for home sellers. If you are among those “miss and miss” sellers, maybe you got a missing nut or nail to complete the house. 

Before you put that “For Sale” tag outside your house, make sure it is good to go. Among the reasons why home sellers find it difficult to sell their houses is simply because the house is in poor condition. How about doing some quick fixes? A broken window and a hole in the roof, though small, will lead a potential buyer walking away, disinterested. So get those repair tools handy or hire someone to do the repairs before you announce that your house is for sale.

You wouldn’t want to buy glass of lemonade at $6 when you can actually get them for less than 50 cents. Same goes when buying a house. There’s just so much cheating seen when selling your house way above its value. Assess the condition of the house and consider its location, the demand and market movement. Compare with other sellers, as well. By doing so, you will not go wrong with the price tag. 

Buyers will not hesitate in paying Cash for Homes if they see it’s all worth the dime. So before calling the price and placing the tag, get your house ready and plan your price fairly.


blankPixel's Makabagong Pasko

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(Static version. Click here for the full animated Christmas card.) Celebrate Christmas 2010 with Sulit.com.ph, the leading online classified ads and buy and sell website in the Philippines.


Can't wait anymore. Gonna eat my post-midnight snack.

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Welcome home babies!

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Some of my remaining books that were saved from Ondoy last year because I was too lazy to retrieve them from my old room in my father's house.
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Eggs, anyone?


One reason why my childhood friends call me Eklok/Itlog.
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Yay! May Kopiko Brown na! Thanks Mama!

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I think these are better than Nescafé 3-in-1
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french toast v.01

I had some space working in my in-law's kitchen and tried making French toast for the first time.

I don't have any special spices, just eggs and milk then drizzled with maple syrup. Una loved it and so did DK but I think the parts without maple syrup are a bit bland. Not sure if I should add some salt or sugar with the eggs and milk combo. What should have been there to begin with? Powdered sugar? Cinnamon powder? Some bacon on the side will definitely be present the next time but other than that I'm at a lost in the taste department.

Do you have any suggestions on how to make it more tasty?


something to inspire

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Day out with Una

Safari Ride in Timezone, Trinoma


Is it -ber yet?

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September, September, September. I am welcoming you with open arms but the cold weather that accompanies you is nowhere to be found. I feel like it's summer all over again. The hot weather made me want to have as many cold beverages as possible. But not all cold snacks and beverages are passable to moms like me. I have to make sure that what I am feeding my family are also good for our nutrition. Other moms would agree that not all good food are acceptable to young ones. Presentation and taste are some of the factors that encourage our kids to try eating the foods that we serve. I am lucky that my little girl loves fruit and that's where I usually start whenever I feed my growing baby.

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While searching online for nutritional recipes, I found this wonderful recipe that's cold and nutritious at the same time. It's called Tropical Berry Popsicle and consists of berries, coconut milk and herbal tea. Kind of a weird combination but I saw another mommy blogger who added herbal tea to her kids'  popsicle whenever they have colds. I'm really excited to try this one since I recently saw packs of frozen raspberries in one of my recent trips to the grocery store. If it's not available, I'm pretty sure I can easily substitute it with other fruits. Just imagine all the possibilities you can make with just a simple yet nutritional snack.


Razor Cami

Eh, another one?

Razor Cami

Name: Razor Cami by Katie Marcus
Where to find: free knitting pattern in Ravelry
Yarn: DMC Petra Size 3 in Pink
Needles: 3.75 mm Addi Circular knitting  needles 32"

Razor Cami

This cami took me about 2 weeks to finish. I started it first before making Una's baby shrug, realized that I made a mistake after 2.5" of ribbing so I frogged it then started knitting Una's shrug instead. After finishing that, I worked on this project again, with the right number of stitches this time. It's an easy pattern that I can knit and watch movies at the same time. But then again, my knitting would have been faster if I used a shorter circular needle, that is if I actually have it but I don't. I guess I have to invest on 16" circular needles in the near future. It would be great for making hats and seamless garments for Una. After this, a shirt or maybe a dress for Una. Wish me luck!


Been busy stitchin'

Uhm, hi?

I know, I know, I made promises of updating soon. You see, my hands are literally full with knitting needles and yarn. The uber long blog hiatus brought out the ehem creative side of me and resulted into something that made me so darn proud. Presenting my very first knitted garment.

Confection Baby Shrug

Name: Confection Baby Shrug by Tonya Wagner
Made for: Una, fit for 18 months
Where to buy: free knitting pattern online. You have to be a member of Ravelry to access the pattern page.
Needle size: 3.75 mm Addi Circular Knitting Needles 32"
Yarn: Monaco No. 8 6 Ply - Undyed/Natural color

Confection Baby Shrug

Warning: Knitting talk ahead
As a self taught knitter this project presented a lot of obstacles for me. I tend to have problems deciding which cast on method to use. I'm pretty sure it's because of my ignorance and not knowing which works best with certain projects. With that decision made, I was then again faced with another problem: seams. The pattern required seaming the sleeves and newbie knitter + seaming = problems. I hated seaming with crochet projects and still hated it with knitting. Guess, some things never change, huh? Lastly, I need a good eye in picking up stitches. It's kind of easy with crochet since you can easily differentiate each stitch but with knitted projects, ugh!

Despite all of the above mentioned difficulties, I made sure to finish the shrug and so giddy when I was putting it on Una. She wore it to bed without me washing it first. I'm just hoping that it would still look the same after washing. Crossing my fingers on that one.

Anyway, I've been thinking of moving my handmade projects to a different blog since I am starting fresh with these projects again for I have lost my previous works with Typhoon Ondoy. Can't decide yet what to name said future blog, in the meantime allow me to share some of works here.


Gadgets for the mom

Hello there! It's been so long since I last posted here. Nothing new here, just trying to wean Una from breastfeeding. It's a slow process but we're getting there. The reason I've been neglecting this blog for the past month is that I got addicted into reading urban fantasy books. GoodReads is a great site where one can read book reviews from real book lovers. Vampire is the recent theme for my book list. 

Do you have an account there or any other book related website?

Another thing that's keeping this mom busy is my new Nintendo DS Lite. I have to thank DK for that. Imagine my shock when I woke up one morning with the box of DS Lite beside my pillow. Let's just say I am one happy mommah! 

I don't have that much games yet, God forbid, DS games will be my downfall for their prices!

Our recent purchase would be our wireless mouse. It's our 4th mouse, let's hope that this will last longer than the other ones we had. Our first mouse was an A4Tech USB retractable mouse, Una had a lot of fun playing with the pulley of that mouse. Same with the other two that we bought this time in CD-R King, on the cheaper side (only P180 for retractable mouse) but both had short life span. Hopefully with this new one, we will have our money's worth because it is quite expensive for my taste.

 You must agree, it's really cute, yes?


A preview...

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...for a new project.
This mom is busy running after the hyper munchkin then doing some crochet on her down time. Reading some books here and there. But mostly staying at home bonding over cartoons and trying to have some reading time with the little one. Trying being the operative word. We're getting there but for now, she entertains me with her babbles as she mimics my talking and pretend reading.
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A Night with Basyang

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Thank God for small miracles. We survived the strong winds of Typhoon Basyang. However, my father-in-law's van was not that lucky. A wayward steel roof hit the van's carrier and left it quite unhinged from the van's roof. But still lucky enough that it didn't hit the glass windows. It scared the crap out of me when I though it was our roof that flew and hit my in-law's van. Talk about not sleeping the whole night. We lost our electricity around 11 pm. Add the darkness to the strong winds and a history of being a victim of Mother Nature, let's just say that sleep was the last thing in my mind.

When the storm calmed down, I stumble into a restless sleep.


Rainy days are here

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I have to admit, tropical storms are starting to give me a scare. Ever since the unfortunate attack of one of the most deadliest typhoons in the Pacific for 2009, experiencing Typhoon Ondoy still remain as one of the scariest events of my life. Crossing flooded waters on your own can be quite scary, but doing so while carrying an 8-month old baby, it's terrifying even if I'm a good swimmer, which I'm not.

I'm praying and really hoping that I won't have to experience another flooded typhoon in my lifetime, especially now that we have Storm Signal No. 1 in Metro Manila for Typhoon Basyang,

Satelite image (left) around 2pm.

Real time weather update by PAG-ASA

More details in Yahoo! News.


Word Play

Something that made me nostalgic today. I miss playing Boggle with my siblings.


west | mass | bar | ran | wear | set | sea | tear | least | base | ram | test | man | lust | bust | barn


Crying over spilled milk

Literally. I thought it would be the end of my future blogging career. And it all started with introducing Una to drinking formula milk.

I've been breastfeeding Una for 17 months now and was planned to start weaning her as soon as she turned one this January. But we have one big problem. Una doesn't want to feed from a bottle, even if it's expressed milk in the bottle. She's always been the Miss Grab-Mommy's-Boobs-Whenever-I'm-Hungry. Recently, she's been extra cranky whenever I stop her from watching too much cartoons (I blame her Dada for that) and she intentionally bit one of my boobs, intentionally if I may add. Only then that I really pursued of stopping her with breastfeeding. With that in mind, DK and I bought Gain Plus Advance and gave her a dose. She's a bit hesitant but we're able to finish all of it. Just so you know, Una doesn't want to drink on her Avent bottle. She used to with a soft spout with her water but still not with milk. She's then used a tumbler straw for her water but still won't drink with milk. I gave the milk to her in a cup and she drank it all like a champion. Makes me proud of her small achievement, even rewarded with a burp from my little girl!

So when she asked for a second dosage, I was ecstatic and gave her another. Only this time, we made a mistake of giving it to her near the laptop and then bam! Milk spilled on the laptop's screen and it blacked out! I was so scared but DK and I we're able to at least contain the spillage. He immediately removed the battery and wiped it clean. It took roughly two hours of letting it dry and tried turning it on. Fortunately, it worked on my last attempt. Wow! I just cannot imagine my life without the laptop. All of my documents and downloaded files. Thank God it's only minor.

For now on, DK and I decided that there will be no more food and drinks allowed near the laptop.

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Well, well, well, look who's here

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It's been so long and my blogging mojo is alive but still struggling. We had some fun times over the summer, though not really fun enough if I may say so. We didn't hit the beach like hubby and I planned because of some unexpected expenses for our car Godo. I'll talk more about that in my future post recapping our summer. For the meantime, I'd like to share with you what DK and I did today (or rather yesterday.)

We went bowling!

DK's company had a victory party for the account that they won recently. They decided to start it with a bowling party in Paeng's Eastwood Bowl and Billiards Room. It only my second time and DK's first time bowling and we were really excited to be doing something new for the first time this year. Unfortunately, beginner's luck was not in our side so no lucky strikes for us but we were able to hit a lot of pins at a time so I say it's pretty good shot for a newbie. After exhausting our arms with bowling, the company then went to Makati for a dinner buffet in Dad's Glorietta. 

There are a lot of food to choose from but unlike everyone else, DK and I only tried some of the dishes we seldom encounter but are already familiar with. After our first batch, we both indulged ourselves in Saisaki's maki buffet for our second batch. I'm not really sure if it's because of what I ate there or what I had for lunch because I had a couple of visits to the restroom as soon as I got home. DK and I ate almost the same thing today but he had no problems with his digestion. I'll have to investigate more on that tomorrow. 

Oh, how could I forget! It's our Independence day yesterday and we have new leaders in our government. I know all of us are looking forward to good governance. I may not have voted for some of them but let's support our leaders despite our differences in our political views.

God bless our country and our future.



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Some fun with Una in KFC Libis.


Una is not happy...

...with Mommy's hiatus in the world of blogging and being addicted to reading fanfictions. Not to mention being lazy in the already lazy summer weather. I cannot wait for the rainy days to come.

Should Mommy start looking for matching wellies?

Mommy said she'll update soon, pinky promise.


Mommy and Baby Fair 2010

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This will be my second year celebrating Mother's Day as a mom. We didn't do much last year, I think we had a special family dinner with cakes and that's it. I'm pretty excited to go to this year's fair because we are only a couple of minutes away from Eastwood City. I just wish that we can get over our sniffles for the next few days so that we can fully enjoy the fair on the weekend. I hate getting sick during summer but with the dust and dry weather, it feels like it's meant to be. DK and Una have the sniffles too.

Any plans on Mother's Day?


Mellow Yellow Monday: Una = Yellow


My first try with the blog meme Mellow Yellow Monday. You'll probably have noticed it before, or maybe not. Usually baby girls are assigned the color pink and blue for boys. Personally, I like earth tones, so that's mostly brown then the safety of black and white. But I think with my little girl, yellow suits her well. See for yourself. ;)

Tom's World in SM Fairview

Her home clothes

Even some of her toys are yellow.

What's do you think is the perfect color for your kid? Or even for yourself?


Summer music

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A bit early for Music Monday? Maybe so. But with the kind of heat we're currently experiencing, music and e-books are my usual companion, those two and lots of cold water. This song by Corrine Bailey Rae is one of my favorite song to listen to during the summer and I love the video. Makes me want to think of going back home to provinces and telling you that life is easy. Unfortunately, we don't have a province and home has always been the city.

What's your favorite summer music?


Where was I?


Oh, yeah. I was busy being emo for the last couple of days. I blame it to heat, hormones and broken promises. Not my favorite week, really.

What sucks is that I can't do anything about it. Unless you can suggest a remedy for my delayed period which is pretty much giving me cramps all day long for the past week. Not to mention the boxes of tampons taunting me. I decided to stock up on those little bishes whenever I have the chance because you'll never know how it goes with the tampon supply here. Just like when I had Ms. Flow last month and there's the scarcity of tampons and have to suffer through the awkward feeling of having always damp pad all day long no matter how super absorbent said pad is, but lo and behold after Ms. Flow's departure I found them stocked up in Watson's. Such a pain, I'm telling you.

I wonder if I should go back on the pill. I love the non-Ms Flow visits last year BUT I hate the headaches and falling hair and more messed hormones. So, that's a no.

Anyway, I'll stop my bish-y rambling now. I just want to let you know I'm still alive, just pretending to be busy while staking my friends in FB.


Thank you Spot.PH

I won, I won, I won!

Amazing how it took me two weeks to keep this secret inside. I have to wait for the Holy Week to end then forgot about it for another week then DK have to claim it because his building is just across Spot.PH's office. I won some premium items from their Cop Out Promo.

The contest is about an action movie starring Bruce Willis so it is expected that the shirt and the hat came in mens sizes. DK said that I can wear it to sleep because the shirt is so soft but I told him that he can keep it since I am already wearing most of his shirts from Team Manila that are too small for him.

If only I still have the shirt I won from MTV Asia, I can start a collection of won t-shirts. DK and I both received a Collateral t-shirt from them.


These shoes are made for walking

mommy momentsFriday means Mommy Moments day. Technically, it's already a Saturday in my side of the world but it's still Friday in the other side so let's just pretend that we are sharing the same timezone. This week's theme for Mommy Moments is all about shoes.

With Una growing fast, I realized early on that spending money on baby shoes is a total waste. So whenever it's time for Una to have her shoes change, we made sure that we buy her stuff on a discounted price We decided that it's best to have her wear a generic kind of shoes that will match most of her clothes. Even if sometimes I obsess over the shoes of celebrity babies like Shiloh and Suri, I know that it's just not practical. On her first 6 months, she wore white crib shoes then when she started walking she wore a pair of black Nike shoes that we bought on sale. Said shoes is still in it's perfect condition but there is no longer enough for Una's growing feet and soon to be passed on to her cousin Flee. On Christmas last year, my sister-in-law from Singapore gifted Una a pair of pink Crocs and it's been her favorite pair since then,  not to mention that her favorite character Dora also appears on that shoe.


Mommy and Me

Mommies and soon to be moms are invited to attend the free seminar on baby care by Philips Avent entitled Mommy and Me. This event is on April 17, 2010 at the level 2 Atrium, Robinsons Department Store - Galleria. If you failed to attend Joyful Parenting last March, here is your chance to meet moms and learn more about pregnancy, breastfeeding and taking care of our babies.

Admission is free but pre-registration is a must. You'll also get the chance to receive a gift pack similar to what I received from their previous seminar. Oh, and don't get me started on their raffle prizes.

To register, kindly email your name and number to avent@ljs.com.ph. or call 7139435 to 38 loc.130/134/143 and look for Jenny or Rina for more details.


Thank you Entredroppers!

I should have posted this earlier this week but for some reason my blogging mojo was in vacation mode. Actually, it still is but I don't want to be an ungrateful b so I kicked my self in the butt (kind of difficult if you'll ask me) to get my groove back and honor these wonderful people who spent some time visiting my blog even if it's just to drop some Entrecard but I appreciate it still, so thank you!

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The not-so Holy Week

Our Holy Week was rather uneventful. We didn't do anything religious but we made up for lots of family time. DK and I decided to visit the park/playground near Marikina Riverbanks for Una. Talk about so much fun for her. She got dirty because of the sandy soil but she definitely had a lot of fun running around the park and even said hello to some mommies there. One thing I noticed about Una is that she loved following the kids who are running around the park. But with her small body and not yet balanced walk, she has the tendency to fall down a lot but we are so quick to catch her before she even made scratches on herself.

For some reason, Una didn't like touching the wall. She held on tightly unto DK's hands and used her feet and legs to incline the wall on the left photo. Obviously, she had no qualms with the slide. She thoroughly enjoyed it if I may say so, with the seesaw, not so much. 


Unplanned Visit

Wednesday morning was hard for us. Una was having a hard time sleeping and she's been crying all night and we couldn't make her stop. She would insist on going out and knock on her Grandparents room. After having a short walk outside, we attempted to put her back to sleep but she would just start crying again once she noticed that we're heading inside. So I figured a drive would help her sleep, then I decided to have a change of scenery for once and made an impromptu visit to Papa's house in Manila. Good thing he was still home and was able to handle his dog Popeye.

Una holding my old Japanese phrasebook while watching TV


Joyful Parenting, just the Food Demo

Since I forgot to make a blog post about Joyful Parenting event last Sunday, I will just share what I received from them.

In the bag: Avent items, CordLife information packet, and discount coupons for Avent and Goody

It's such a shame I came in late to this event, with the unexpected visitors who arrived while I was getting ready to leave for the event and Una's accident I missed all the talk about motherhood and breastfeeding. But I did arrive during the cooking demo and I love it! The food were easy to make, has lots of veggies on it and very tasty! I will definitely make time to try them for myself, especially the pesto pasta with malunggay and Cajun chicken.
I didn't expect a lot of mommies attending the event but there were many of them with their kids and some daddies too. I didn't get to take photos of the cooking demo because I was holding a sleeping Una on a sling. With the hot weather these days, it's really hard for her to get a decent nap so I took advantage of the cool AC in the mall. There were also a lot of raffle prizes, I was actually hoping for the breast pump but I was unlucky. The pregnant lady sitting beside won a breastfeeding book. 

I'm really looking forward to attending next year's event. I hope by then, there will be no more accidents and I will be able to attend on time.

Goodbye March

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Time flies so fast! It's already the end of March and summer officially started with the Holy Week. Vacation hot spots all over the Philippines are expected to be filled with families spending some fun under the sun on this long holiday. There used to be a lot of pabasa during Holy Week but we don't see much of them anymore. I didn't participate in reading pasyon but the rhyming chants of poetic prayers is kind of nostalgic to me, our neighbors used to hold pabasa when I was younger. And that's really rare to experience since I spent most of my life in Manila. Now that I live in the sub-urban part of the Metro, there is still not much going on around here. My guess is that this Catholic practice was kept preserved by those who live in the province and was passed through their younger generation.

When I was working, I love to take work loads during these days. There's nothing much to do on Holy Week in the city, the malls and most establishments are closed so I would take advantage of the double pay offers by our company to work on these days. Plus, it's nice to travel to work on Holy Week, not much traffic on the road.

This year, we won't be having any out of town trips on Holy Week because DK is working with clients who are living in the US. Hmnn, walking in the park nearby sounds wonderful though.

What do you have planned on Holy Week?


Flawless skin no more

I never thought that the unfortunate day I would mark my calendar for Una's first injury came way sooner than I expected. 

I saw her scratch when we were getting ready on our way to the Joyful Parenting event in the mall near us. Obviously, this didn't happen while she's with me so I asked my MIL if Una fell while I was having my shower. She said no so I assume that it would be one of DK's cousin and turned out I was right. I know it is to be expected for toddlers, especially around Una's age to be still clumsy and have the tendency to fall. But what annoyed me was that she never mentioned it when I took Una from her. Accidents do happen but I'd like to treat my daughter properly with first aid when it does. So I bought this expensive antibacterial ointment to put on her scratch and I'm really hoping and praying to God  that I won't have to use it again on my daughter. Call it overreaction on my part but that's how it goes.


Turn off your lights now

Counting down the hours before Earth Hour. Don't forget to switch off your lights later in the evening at 8:30 pm. Or better yet, why not switch them off as early as now. It's summer and the sun bright outside, open those windows and let the fresh air in. If you want to listen to good music, head over to Bonifacio Global City to join the Street Party.

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Joyful Parenting: A Symposium on Breastfeeding

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Kita-kits tayo mga Mommies.

Mommy Moments - Summer Days

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Summer started early this year. With the El Nino, extreme heat from the sun and daily temperature averaging to 32°C, it's just normal for families to start planning the summer outings as early as February.

With a 14 months old daughter who is a bit overwhelmed with the amount of water in her inflatable pool, we have no choice but extend her bath time to help sooth her in this heated weather. 

We also coax her to drink lots of water and fruit juices to help her cool down her body temperature. No plans for summer outings yet but hopefully we will have one of those spontaneous swim in one of the pools in the Camp near us.

Una with her Papa Boy, taken last year
(He is actually DK's Uncle but Una calls him Papa)


6.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Metro Manila

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The kids in the shop said they were getting dizzy and felt like it's having an earthquake. I'm not really sure if it's because I became numb when it comes to earthquake because I was traumatized when I was in grade school and experienced having our school's ceiling collapsing in the front row of seats of our classroom.Even if that's the case, I'm entirely sure if it's a good thing.

Did anyone feel this?