Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fully Loaded Weekend

Hubby and I had a fully loaded tummies over the weekend. For sure we gain extra extra pounds again. Hay!
Saturday with the Rodriguez Family

The celebrants (L -R: Mom, Llyod & Ronin)

It's Mommy, Lloyd (BIL) and Ronin (nephew) birthdays reason of going home to Pampanga last weekend. It's nice to be back home after a month, specially that the family is almost complete. Our home was also fully loaded with fun and laughter and of course with our high pitch tone. (Mga kapampangan eh. Hehe). Kids running all over the house and shouting at the top of their voice. Ang gulo pero masaya! Hehehe.

As always, mom and I prepared the food. I so love this part since it's a bonding moment with mom, sharing our recepies with each other at pagalingan sa pagluto. Hahaha.

The grillers: Hubby and me

The food

I did the roast beef and grilled korean bbq chciken - which was a best seller. It tastes like the chicken from teriyaki boy daw. Lola (mom's side) took home the excess, kanya na lang daw. Hehe. Mom did her famous chicharon (na hindi ko tlga magaya - she don't share the exact procedure) , ubod, asado kapampangan (one of her specialties na alam ko na rin lutuin), hinilabos na hipon and palabok. We ended having 2 palaboks, the other one is from lola they keep on comparing, which is better - mom won. Takot na lng nila sa birthday celebrant. Hahaha.

After eating we eneded the night with photo session. This was really fun, kasi kagulo kmi tlga - because we need to hurry up tapos ang dami pa nmin dahil my digicam battery is empty - too bad i forgot the charger. We had to heat the batteries with our hands or scratch them at our laps to take another picture. Hahaha.

It seems that it was lola's birthday, she's always at pictures. Pagbigyan na daw, dahil sya pinkamatanda. She even directs how our position should be. Lola tlga. Hahaha. Here are some of the shots . . .

(L-R: Dad, Mom, Lola the superstar, Tita Linda & Tito Sonny)

(The grand & great grandchildren)

Parang ang dami namin noh? Pero kulang pa kmi nyan ng 11. My tita ninang family are not around since they are US based. Dave (at work) and Bonn (at Dubai) are also missing in action.

Sunday with the Dizon family

It's Lolo Leo's (dad's side) death anniversary, Daena's 10th (niece) birthday and Kuya Jon's (cousin) & Family Despedida.

Supposedly, we will start the day with an 8 AM mass unfortunately dad's BP is still high. So Ate Noli & Lloyd attended the mass as our representatives. Come 9 AM, dad was ok and we headed at uncle Diosie's (dad's brother) house for bfast and lunch. Hay, at ang dami din food. Good thing I was able to control my self to eat a lot but not for hubby.

Party with the Frienships

It's Lance's 1st birthday. Sharlyn & Noel's son. Kainan ulit, we had super meal and I almost ate all. Hay.

Lance is the first friendships (my high school barkada) baby. Our barkada is a late bloomer kasi. Imagine we are on our late 20's and yet out of 9, 3 pa lang nag aasawa. 2 pa lang may anak na tig 1 year old. 1 is getting married on dec and the rest are still single and unattached.

Our 4 abroad based friends of course we not around but the cute thing about this is that 2 of them sent their parents as representaives at nkipag kulitan din sila sa amin. Pictures will follow.

This is how our (hubby & I) Pampanga weekend went by - ang KUMAIN ng KUMAIN!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tunay na Nosebleed

Hubby woke up with a bleeding nose last week. I asked him to relax, have a sit and tilt his head up with a tissue on his nose and a cold towel (too bad we don’t have ice at home) on his forehead, as first aid. After a few minutes, the blood is still extremely flowing not only from his nose but also from his mouth. Suddenly, he felt dizzy . . . I assume he was nervous and his blood pressure went up, then we decided to go to the hospital because if he falls down – no one can carry him (dahil sobrang laki nya) and we are coming from 5f, at no elevator. Good thing I am not the kind of person that is panicky, I was so calm and can able to think fast on what to do and organized. I was even able to bring extra towel, a lot of tissue and water. Hehe.

That was Wednesday last week, El is coding. So instead of bringing the car – we rode tricycle, because it is readily available, faster and cheaper means of transpo. In less than 5 mins we’re at Polymedic Hosp. That’s what I love about our place everything is readily available and reachable.

As we reached the hosp . . . the attendants immediately assisted him at the Trauma Room where he was asked to tilt his head down to let the blood out (not upward for it won’t let the blood stop – for this will circulate the blood from nose to throat), placed an ice bag on his forehead and a gauge on his left nostril. Then they took his BP and it went up to 150/100. No medicine was given immediately. He was just asked to relax for he was under observation. After a few minutes, the med tech got some blood sample for blood streaming tests. Since the bleeding didn’t stop as they expected – he was given an injectable medicine. Then it eventually stopped.

After an hour, we learned that all the blood tests made are normal. Thank God! As per dra., since he didn't have a traumatic experience, he do not have a fever so the possible cause is that the nose capillaries cannot accommodate the blood flow so instead of circulating it, it went out the nose. He might be stressed out or maybe because of the hot weather. Then we requested to have his BP taken again, and it was normal. Sabi ko na nga ba nerbyos lng tlga. Hehe. Aside from the fact that it was his first time to have a nosebleed, it was also his first time to be admitted at the hosp. At around 9:00 AM we were cleared and discharged.

I even asked hubby weren’t you dreaming talking with foreigners or with your Indian kaberks reason behind when you woke up your nose was bleeding? Harhar. :p

I decided not to report to office for I need to accompany hubby at home, and we relaxed the whole day. Kain – tulog. Sarap! Aircon on for the whole day. Wuaahh! For sure our Meralco bill will be higher. Hehe.

Thanks to the health card that saved us from another expense and to the staff of Polymedic that are very accommodating :-)

Monday, September 22, 2008

EL: Talakan sa kalye

Last Sept 12, El was scratched at almost 2 feet by an FX door that all of a sudden opened by a reckless passenger. Agrrrhh!
The incident story: Hubby drived me to office that morning, as he entered the premises of Robinson's Galleria compound (from South EDSA turning right to Poveda St, then left to lane 3 provided for shoppers - beside EDSA, lane 1 terminal for Libis services). A FX (that is a collorum) followed us positioning at lane 2. A girl passenger opened the FX door widely and hit El's 2 doors (driver's side) then she hopped in the FX as if nothing happened. Duh!
The scene: Hubby went out the car to disccuss the damages with the FX driver. The driver informed the girl that it was her fault. The girl came out the FX extremely mad, shouting at the top of her voice and she made a scene. She's pointing out that as she opened the door then we came. Duh! It came to a point that hubby told the girl na "may common sense ka ba?, hindi ka ba marunong mag analyze? Edi sana sa bumper ang tama ng sasakyan. SOP naman na bago sumakay at bumaba ng sasakyan ensure na wla parating na sasakyan or wla kng tataman. Kahit hindi ka driver dapat alam mo yan." Then the girl said, "hindi nga ako driver kya nag e-fx ako." Ano ba naman yun. Hay. Hubby added, "at alam mong hindi sakayan dyan bkit sumakay ka, tapos sasabihin mong kasalanan ko".
Hubby didn't want to talk to the girl, because she's not the owner of the vehicle. He told her to talk to the driver not him. She keeps on making "talak" dahil wla naman daw magagawa at makukuha sa driver, etc. etc. etc. She keeps on defending her self though I know that she knows it was her fault.
Hindi ko kinayang hindi makisali sa usapan, I talked to her and told her na she shouldn't talk that way . . . na pwede naman namin mag usap ng maayos and that she can't remove it from us to discuss things this dahil biktima kami. Then she burst out again, this is what I can remember na sinabi nya na kinagalit ko tlga, feeling ko namula ang tenga ko at kumulo tlga ang dugo ko "Gago sya! sinasabi nyang kasalanan ko eh kasalanan naman nya" sabay point kay hubby (while hubby is talking to the driver). I told her in a loud voice "bakit naman sya gago? e kasalanan mo naman tlga!" doesn't she know na ang kausap nya eh ang asawa lng nman ng sinabihan nya ng gago. The hell with her. I wanted to talk more sana kaso hubby instructed me to go to office at sya na ang bahala. He didn't allow me to fight with the girl, dpat daw calm lng kami. Hay. Sarap awayin pa man din nung girl. Hmp.
As I reached office, I went down again to check what happened. Imagine pagbaba ko wala na ung girl. Tinakasan daw sila, she didn't even make areglo with the driver. The Libis service drivers as the miron nakisali din sa usapan aand pointing out that it was the girl's fault and of course the driver as well. Wala kumampi sa kanya, kaya umalis na lng ng wlang pakundangan. The FX driver keep on asking for pasesnysa he admitted that it was his fault.
Since the scratch wasn't that deep naman, kaya sa rubbing compound pero may portion na natuklap tlga ang paint - hubby was asking for 500 na lng dahil he sees that the driver doesn't have money tlga. Hanggang umabot sa 200 lng ang binayad. Hay.
Actually hubby can ask his kuya to put the FX on hold dahil kuya is a PAMI operations manager, he handles the insurances of PUVs. Hubby knows that he can't get anything from the mamang taxi driver, naawa din sya and it's just a waste of time.

Perfect Blend

This tag is from Joy. Thank you so much!

Awarded: Mai Yen Suzanne Clark & Butchay's Blog MommyBa's Journey Hope This Helps You by Mec Popcorn's Thoughts Our Family Adventure! My Life In Manggachupoy Street, From This Side, As we face forever

Thank you for your friendship.

I'm awarding this to all my blogmates.

spreading the christmas spirit

Got this tag from Carla & Mari. Sorry it took ages . . . . Thanks sisses :-)

Here’s something nice to go around to spread the spirit of Christmas as early as now. Starts here. It’s so simple. Copy the photo below then write your blog and your wish this Christmas 2008. Your wish has to be something PRICELESS and SELF-LESS… something that money can’t buy… something that another person will treasure dearly.

1. Bits and Pieces by Jan :: I wish Gino and I will be able to convince friends to help us sponsor a simple Christmas party for the children of White Cross Children’s Home in San Juan.

2. The Wifey Diaries by Jannesse : My birthday falls on the 22nd of December. I have always wished to spend it with orphaned or abandoned kids. I’d be super happy to spend my birthday with them. That way, they get early Christmas presents from me. Oh, and can I wish for a baby, too? Please?

3. The Versoza Inc. by Con: I’d like to have a simple Christmas party for all the children of our employees. Times were hard on our company this 2007, but still, the Christmas Spirit should not be overpowered by it. Christmas is about family. So our Christmas party should not be for employees only, but for their families as well. Also, I wish our clan would make it a tradition to have a Christmas gift giving project. My Tita Doi started it last year with the Antipolo church children. I am looking forward to this year .

4. Mommy On Top: I wish I could help a couple of kids (both are related to my kids’ nannies) finish their education so they can, in turn, help their family earn a living. I could try and help them find a job, but without finishing their studies, they can only go too far. With a diploma or at least some certificate of formal education, they could do so much and reach farther. I hope my efforts in hooking them up with this certain NGO will come out with favorable results.

5. Coffeenchoclate : We hope to sustain an extended help for a few elders and be able to increase aid to another few elders before the year ends.

6. C'est La Vie: We'd like to continue on helping out and sharing the Christmas spirit to our household help and their families.

7. Feeling ni Carla:I'd like for me to get preggers..is that selfless?well, being a mommy is a selfless act right?...I also wish that more people be aware of greenpeace or any environmental group for that matter..That more people be aware that it is essential for everyone to pitch in in saving our environment. I wish that people of the future may see the beauty of nature in person and not just in photos or videos. And this can only become possible if the people of right now care for the environment.Since it is Christmas wouldn't it be nice to give a gift to the environment too?

8. A Housewife's Journal by Mari: Since Christmas is for children, I would also like to continue the tradition my dad has been giving in our community. He usually gathers children from the barrio and give them an afternoon filled with fun and games. This time, I wish to add more and make it look like a children's party where there will be food, lootbags and gifts for everyone.

9. As We Face Forever by Rhia I wish that even just for a week or day before Christmas there would price roll back in all commodities so as the entire nation can celebrate Christmas with their families and love ones.

I guess I am too late to pass this tag along. Feel free to grab :-)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Greetings around the world

Thanks Sheryll for this tag! :)
::: Start Copy Here :::
Memes are a great way to link everyone together. In Cyberspace, many people use English as the Universal Language and say Hi, Hello and more. Have you tried learning other languages of the same meaning? Let’s get to know each other by placing a welcome/hello greeting in your language and spread it over all bloggers in cyberspace.
1. Copy the text from Start Copy Here
2. Post it in your blog. Make sure you copy it in compose mode (blogger) or visual mode for the others. This will enable you to copy all your friend’s link as well. Have fun doing it.
3. In the next number, add your blog url and link it.
4. Add the greetings that you use frequently or one that is in your traditional language.

Konichiwa Meme by AikoAiko

1. All About Kawaii says Konichiwa
2. MommyAllehs Up-Close And Personal says Mabuhay! Hello! Hi!
3. Insights from the Grocery Cart says Mabuhay! Haler! Kamusta?
4. Eds Mommy Life says Mabuhay! Kumusta! Hi! Hellow po! Haler!
5. Jhona My Wonderful life says Hi! Hello! Kumusta?
6. Shopaholic ties the knot says Magandang Umaga! Kamusta ka?
7. Our Family Adventure! says Mabuhay! Kumusta ka?
8. As we face Forever says Komusta na ka? Hellow! Halu!

::: End Copy Here :::

Please feel free to grab the tag :)


Hay . . . we expected too much and we ended up frustrated :(

Maybe it’s not yet time . . . but our hopes and faith in Him are high – highest and we are rest assured that our little angel will come in His perfect time.

Hubby and I both agreed to undergo work ups q1 of next year if no bumps will occur.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Is this it?

It seems that what we have been waiting for almost a year is on it’s way! Our hopes are getting higher and higher as days passes by :)

I hope a can share a good news next week :)

Related Posts:
43rd day.
May 11: Didn’t make it to Mom’s Day

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Kenneth - Anne Jerine Invite Mock Up

This is a request from ate Noli because of a getting married colleague this coming December. Below are the sample invite snapshots I custom made for Kenneth and Anne Jerine base on their requirements: choco brown-champagne (for the meantime replaced with cream) and cheque style. Hope they'll love it and end up closing a deal with them :)

Sample 1 - Front
Main Board comes with:
- Belt accented with
- 2 layered Monogram

Sample 1 - Inside
- Main Invite
- 3 inserts
- V pocket

Sample 1 - Freebies:

- Classic envelope marked with couple's initial/surnames/names and or date
- Guest name in computer calligaphy

Sample 2 - Slide Holder
Serves as invite holder and envelope accented with:
- Belt with
- 2 layered Monogram
- Guest name computer calligarphy (back)

Invite can be slide in/out on both sides (right or left)

Sample 2 - Front
Main board comes with:

- Peep on couples surname and wedding date

Sample 2 - Inside

  • - Main invite
  • - 3 inserts
  • - Straight pocket

Shades of brown selection:
Lithos brown - 230 gsm or Chocolate Brown - 285 gsm

(gsm = paper thickness)

* Sample invite made with chocolate brown

43rd day.

It's my 43rd day today, counting 1 from 1st day of my last period.

Actually, my cycle is irregular it plays at 28 - 35 days, but my period comes regularly. I am now 8 or more days delayed. I am hoping but I can't say that I am pregnant because I already had 2 (36th & 41st day) preg test and it resulted to negative. How I wish that it is false negative (fingers crossed)

I'll be having another round of test this coming Saturday if my period doesn't come. If it results to negative I guess I have to visit my OB.

What dya think?

Sick and sick again . . .

Breaking the silence . . .
I was not in blogging mood these past few days due to the pains I have been encountering lately. I had fever, cough & colds last long weekend (Aug 23-25) for the second time (the first one was last July 21-25). Ugh! I was lying for 3 days, I really hated it and I missed lots of fun and activities.
  • Wasn't able to cook siomai and join for my sisters and pamakins on our swimming getaway
  • We were not able to go home to Pampanga
  • Failed to meet our friendships, especially Gang who came home from Singapore and Wet who's celebrating her bday
  • Wasn't able to cook, sew and make invitations which are a part of my weekends
After the 3 days fever, this was followed by headache and dizziness. This lasted again for 3 days. I felt these when the clock strikes at 6pm onwards . . . I go straight to bed as I reach home.
Yesterday, I was on SL due to my trembling knees. Hay . . . what's wrong with me?
I guess feeling all these pains serves as a reminder that I should give myself time to relax and have a break. I am always on the go kasi - no idle time, hindi nauubusan ng gagawin. Tulog (max of 6 hrs) lang ang pahinga nga daw pahinga ko sabi ni hubby :p