Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to my dear TALA!



HaPpY bIrThDaY aTe TaLa!

When I first came to know that I am holding you,
no words can explain what i felt
As days and months passed by
I know changes will come my way....

When i first saw you and held you close to me,
tears fell.....coz on that day,
I know I can give love without hesitations....

My dear Ate Tala, I love you so much....
you have changed me a lot
and you have taught me that

FAMILY IS THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD!

YOU ARE A SPECIAL GIFT FROM GOD.....

Monday, November 09, 2009

I am touched by the MIRACLE OF BEING A HUMAN

...yes i am!....some of my friends were asking what is this status in my facebook all about....and my reply....it's all about being us....being you...being me...

Isn't it a miracle that sometimes we laugh cry?

Isn't it a miracle that sometimes we feel happy and sad?

Isn't it a miracle that sometimes we feel so strong and we feel pain?

Isn't it a miracle that we are able to care and hate?

Isn't it a miracle that we are able to love....and get hurt.....let go....and.....love again?

Only you and I can be touched by these miracles......and I thank God for having these feelings....that only my heart and soul can understand.....

Be touched.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

I was so...

...shocked with my eldest, tala, yesterday.....I dont know what to say and feel....ehhh...errr...more likely i was lost.

My kids slept at my in-laws house last saturday night and went home yesterday afternoon.

"our conversation:

NANAY: hi tala, aren't u going to kiss me?

TALA: (not responding)

NANAY: tala, did u eat lunch? TALA: (still not responding)

NANAY: tala, i miss u.sino katabi mo natulog?

TALA: NAY, PLS I DONT WANT TO TALK.i dont want to say a thing..i need space.(she went to sofa and sleep)..

ME...SO SHOCKED...at 8 yrs old! may moment anak ko! huh!...



With this...i need to talk to a developmental pedia if these things are just but natural for an 8 yr old.....hubby on the other hand, find it cute....me....i dunno...hahahaha.....as if i was looking in a mirror.....that was very me.....I can see myself in her.i hope she makes a better version of me!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

still...

..Up by this time.....kids are with my in-laws....hooked by the net.....cant stop to browse something that will interest me.....

for this day 11/08/2009....i will be a house maker.....tons of house chores for me.....will be having a homestay (again) from SSEAYAP on the 13th...so i need to prepare the room for our foster daughters....i asked for a japanese and singaporean girls this time......

morning morning everyone.....i will be off to bed now....coz my dreams are out there looking for me......

blessed Sunday.....

Friday, November 06, 2009

TGIF...

...that's what we usually say.....but not for me...ah! ah! i have work tomorrow!

cant say no because we have tons and tons of work to finish.....

cant say TGIF.....but can shout.....SABADO NAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

MWAH!

have a good life everyone!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

GoOd MoRnInG wOrLd!

Oh yes.....i claim to have a good morning for this brand new day......just what i have hoped for yesterday......will be visiting this blog....everyday.....as i can (crossed fingers).

A few more days i will be adding up years into my life.....that's probably why i have feeling of emptiness/lowliness....i guess that is but natural,right?

Anyways, i will be heading to the office in a little while.....i hope to take a peek again with you....

Have a Good Friday morning.....everyone!

God bless!

I MISS YOU....

...compiled......yes! indeed!....sorry for not updating my site for almost 2 and a half months?....so lots of things to do....busy with so many things.....

today, i feel so low....and i dunno why.....so while lying on the bed and staring nowhere....i came to realize why dont i turn this feeling of emptiness into writing.....and whoooaaaa.....i suddenly remember.....i have a friend here......my blog site!

somehow, it made me smile......instead of being so senti...instead of being affected by not so important things and feelings that's making me feel low.....i guess....and i hope...that i will be back to blogging.......

welcome me......again to my site....

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

tala's homework

I have practiced tala to answer all her homeworks first on her own before i check them....take a look at this...

HOMEWORK : SIBIKA
TOPIC : MGA PAMBANSANG SAGISAG

SAGUTIN: Anong pambansang sagisag ang --

1. masarap na prutas, hilaw man ito o hinog?

TALA'S ANSWER : MANGGA
MY REMARKS : KOREK ATE TALA!

2. katulong sa pagsasaka ng magsasaka?

TALA'S ANSWER : KALABAW
MY REMARKS : KOREK ATE TALA!

3. inaawit tuwing may flag ceremony?

TALA'S ANSWER : LUPANG HINIRANG
MY REMARKS : KOREK ATE TALA!

4. ginagamit sa pakikipag-usap?

TALA'S ANSWER : BIBIG!
MY REMARKS : hahahahaha! i cannot helped but to laugh out loud......coz it's true!

sometimes, text books are not really accurate....the author should rephrase it instead...better if the author used this phrase

** ginagamit na wika sa pakikipag-usap?

and i believe my dear ate tala would answer it correctly - FILIPINO -

my eldest is really smart, need i say more? hahahaha!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

8 years of above and beyond the call of love

"A happy man marries the girl he loves;

a happier man loves the girl he marries.

" The happiest man on earth is my husband because he is married to LOVE!



I thank God for giving us mornings to renew our love.......

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TATAY!



God knows best....He gave me a husband that compiments my being me......i am loving every single minute of being married to my "kulas"



Saturday, July 11, 2009

My kids....

are loving songs of michael jackson. They especially like the man in the mirror and heal the world. I was surprised when they started asking about michael. And hubby and i felt a little guilt when tala asked us....why we didn't know about michael.....how are we going to see him, he is already dead...we saw it on tv.....

I am a fan of mj....and i really am...i was one of those who trooped all the way his concert place last december of 1996. And i remembered how was it feel like to witness mj's performance. Everybody was screaming out loud.....and yes, girls and boys were crying.....it was like magical seeing him on stage.

So, it was really a surprise to me that my kids appreciate his music....too sad....he is already gone and all we (hubby and i) can do is to share with tala and mayumi all his songs and performance....Good thing i have mj's collection. And well, thank you to you tube.....and to all tv networks that keeps making their own tribute to the king of pop....

here's one of his videos of man in the mirror where tala and yumi are going gaga about.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

miss blogging

yes, i miss blogging....i have so many things to share but i've got so little time...sometimes no time at all.......i hope to share some of the happy moments with you....will try to squeeze in, if time permits.....ohhhh time!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

hello world!

hello hello hello.....i am not updating my site lately....so busy with so many things.....adjusting to my new work (well, i am pretty much adjusted already i am now 4 months old with this new job); school just started for my 2 smart girls-i have 1 preschooler, mayumi on advance prep and.......yeheeeeyyyyyyyy! finally, we have a grade school stude! Ate Tala is grade 1 already....They are still in the same school....HEDCEN, THE LITTLE FARM HOUSE.....i dunno if i already blogged this school but mind you....hubby and i so adore this school....ika nga sa tagalog -SWAK SA AMING PANLASA!

i have endorsed this school to many of my friends, believe me...they do wonders to your kid/s....you can check their site here.

anyways, i hope to be back in the circulation.......see you around guys!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

hubby's bday

10 days to go and it will be hubby's birthday and i am still undecided what to give him. My status at this moment is a "kuripot wife" because i am planning something special on our wedding anniversary which will be on July. But i am also feeling guilty if i will not give in to hubby's birthday wish. Anyway, I am giving myself 5 days to think it over, and over and over! hahahaha!

You know what hubby's birthday wishes? 'Check it below.

wish #1

wish #2

I hope i can make up my mind in 5 days coz after hubby's birthday it will be my mom's special day.



Angel's Breath


Oh yes! i am back using this scent. This used to be my cologne way back high school and college days.

I simply cannot resist it's heavenly scent. I am loving it again.

And guess what, my 2 girls love it also.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Plagiarism

Be Original

Please copy and share.



What is Plagiarism?

According to Dictionary, Plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work.

To all Bloggers who exert effort to create noteworthy entries and who continue to maintain a Blog which is a reflection of who she / he is, " Good job! "

To those who have the desire to Blog but are merely scraping contents from other people' s materials, " Whether you are monetizing your site to help you with your basic needs or to satisfy some of your wants, do it the proper way. Stop making money out of someone else's work. Otherwise, you are nothing but a common thief! "

Thank you!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

tala's culminating and graduation

....activity was inspired from "The Little Prince" and from the songs of Beatles.

I am happy to share with you my dear ate tala's number......and witness how sweet, plump and talented this little girl.....enjoy:)

video

Friday, March 27, 2009

Palawan Photos

At last! i was able to explore PALAWAN.....i was so amazed with the beauty around me...it has changed my travel plans....i prioritize local travels so i can explore more of pinas! Wow Philippines talaga!

sharing with you some of our photos.....




at star fish island, honday bay

pardon for my pic...i was really so afraid to hold the star fish
....but i have to hold and enjoy it!




at the island where underground river is located




we are about to enter the underground river.......so amazing...galing talaga ni GOD!

Hubby and i plan to visit palawan by next year with kids of course. We would love to see them enjoy the beauty of PINAS!

back!

i can't believe it......my last post was dated february 23! huh! i was really so busy.....or just so lazy?
What is happening around?

first-i have a new job....oh yes! i am now working as an administrative officer in human resource department....that's why i am not able to blog....i am so hooked with my work!

second-i got my first taste of summer in PALAWAN! wow talaga! amazing underground river and beautiful honda bay

third-i promise to update my blog.......

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Skywatch Friday Post


On our way to Batangas last week
, i was busy looking up in the sky
looking for something special
and i cannot make a choice
suddenly i realized...............

i need not to see any figures......
this is specia!

see more of special up above: just hit this.

Monday, February 23, 2009

again.

Hubby is in tacloban again. Left early morning, 1st flight of PAL. But he will be back tomorrow afternoon for our Baguio trip on the 26th.

Just nothing. I am missing hubby.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tired.

Yes, I am.
I accompanied hubby today, we went to Batangas City to attend the STCAA (Southern Tagalog and Calabarzon Athletic Association).
We joined the 400 plus student athletes of Antipolo City.
After the parade and the program we headed back home. Will post pics tomorrow.


I am signing off now.
So really tired and tomorrow will be a manic monday again, good thing no school for kiddos!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Skywatch Friday

I just signed up to this group, i was browsing the net and got hold of this site...very interesting! When i daydream, when i think of nothing, when i do nothing.......i just look up in the sky and i get the feeling of being so blessed...... for my first photo...i am sharing you this.....took this at my friend's overlooking farm when we celebrated her birthday last january.



Sunset reminds me that there will always be tomorrow
to love much, to live well and to laugh endlessly!

see more of the world at skywatch friday.

about me...

It's 12:34am and i am not sleepy....i want to close my eyes as i need to wake up early for my toddler class....but my mind is so awake. Now, what? i really don't know what to do, i am watching tv, i am browsing the net, i am texting 2 friends all at the same time at this hour....i am multi-tasking again.....it's 2009, 9 more months and i will be a year older.....after that, i will wait for 3 more years before my life begins......my life isn't at its beginning?.....uuurrrrggggh! i think i am experiencing mid life crisis! urrrggghhhh! (again).....now, i am munching dried bananas, my mom's pasalubong from lucena......what do i want? i dunno. why i am feeling this way right now? i dunno......so, let me tell you 36 things about me......so you and i would know!

  1. i hate mondays ------ooooppppssss, i sound like garfield--let me rephrase it -- MONDAYS ISNT MY DAY!
  2. i love my kids so much! need i say more?
  3. hubby wont like this, kids are in #2 and he's at #3 ----i love my hubby so so so much!
  4. i wanted to be a dentist, my lola wanted me to become a nurse - i ended up taking mass communication major in broadcast communications finished my college exactly 4 years- after 7 years i took up law wasnt able to finish it coz i got married and got pregnant
  5. my first job was in a private company, a paging company, lasted for 7 years and i availed the early retirement program after that i worked in government, in our lgu (local government unit)
  6. no one expected i will be a teacher-a guro!- june 2005,a friend invited me to enroll in a continuing professional education program- i joined her not knowing i will fell in love and find passion in teaching, i finished the course and have it as my second degree...took the board exam last 2006 and passed it- i am a certified professional teacher! - still hungry to learn more i immediately enrolled in early childhood education - voila - i am now a preschool educator.
  7. I LOVE AND I AM PROUD OF MY PROFESSION.
  8. i am a struggling overweight wifey - i need to lose weight before my life begins.
  9. i am a dad's girl and i am missing him-lost him when i was 14 yrs old.
  10. i am a daughter of a public servant, my mom served our community for more than 20 years and until now she is very active in senior citizens affair.
  11. i am a wife of a public servant. i dont want to talk much about it but dont get me wrong, i am his wind beneath his wings---really? ask him!
  12. i am a cry baby-my tear duct is very sensitive!
  13. i love to cook as much as i love to eat :) that's why i need to lose weight eh.
  14. i am missing my ate and her family-they are now in australia.
  15. i didn't sleep for 24 hours because i watched 24 hours when it was first introduced-jack bauer addict here!
  16. i watched grey's anatomy and got annoyed in the end!
  17. i love dr house.
  18. i am a la coste girl.
  19. i love bags.
  20. i love to travel.
  21. i am a hands on nanay to tala and mayumi.
  22. i only watch gma 7.
  23. up to now, i havent watched ghost and forrest gump-i dont know why?tsk!
  24. i am a fan of beatles - forever!
  25. i am a fan of jacky chan.
  26. i adore chiz escudero, atty. adel tamano and my hubby.
  27. i love reading children books.
  28. i dont know how to sing and play any musical instrument.
  29. i am a green peace advocate.
  30. i love answering my kids questions - like where they come from and explaining to them that they came from my egg and tatay's sperm cell that they were taken out from me via cs- i just love how they tell it to their classmates and friends.
  31. at the age of 1, i told my kids that the female organ is called "vagina" not flower or anything-----just vagina and they are used to this word....there is nothing wrong with that word!
  32. i love galunggong! fried and paksiw!
  33. my best sawsawan for sinigang is bagoong alamang from barrio fiesta!
  34. i am loving facebook.
  35. i love gardening and i have a green thumb.
  36. i wanna win the 280M jackpot in Lotto!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire


Go get a copy. A nice movie indeed.

Change.

Hubby just called me now.....he is still in Tacloban City and informed me of 2 things:

  • He will be home not on Thursday but on Friday;
  • A change (of?) will be set by March.
I hate changes but it's the only constant thing in this world.

Love Day


ronald, me, nixon, edna, tita emma and mario

We spent our Love Day in Tagaytay with some of our friends.....it was not actually planned. Day before 14, i received a text message from edna asking me if we want to go to Tagaytay. We were supposed to spend our day there but things changed when my sister in law told me that she is going to celebrate her daughter's bday on the 14th instead and of course, my 2 girls should be present as they love birthday parties really! So, hubby and i decided that we join our friends while the 2 girls will join the party with my mom and yaya sallly as their companion.

We left manila around 730 a.m and reached Tagaytay by 9:45am...we were supposed to eat breakfast at josephine's but since it will be 2 hours before 12, we decided to roam around and have an early lunch at 11 at the same resto in their eat all you can, oh yes, it's valentine and it's a pig out day! (hehehehe). So we headed first at picnic grove....spent our time walking and walking...


at josephine's eat all you can lunch at P330.00 ( i loved the food!)
After lunch, hubby suggested that we visit Palace in the Sky coz we always missed going to that place when we went there last year.....it's just so sad that the government forgot to improve the place....sayang talaga! feeling on top of the world ka pa naman pag nandun ka!


at Palace in the Sky


After Palace, we had some coffee...where else but of course STARBUCKS!.......we are coffee addicts and we are starbucks baby!

coffee time at starbucks

It was almost 6pm when we decided to go to the market to buy some beef meats and plants. I was able to buy bulalo, got it for only P150.00 per kilo and my bulalo weighs 5.5 kls! dami no? we also bought dried tawilis ( sarap neto promise!) and i was able to buy some plants, taragon tea, basils, mints and some plants with flowers which i forgot the name and my all time favorite.....native rosal!

native rosal, basils, mint taragon tea and the plants i forgot the name

Around 7:00pm we decided to eat dinner at Rose and Grace Restaurant,(i dunno if i got the name right) but food here is so soooo delicious...we love their Bulalo and hubby, tita emma, nixon and mario loved the paksiw na tuna!






We all feel so full.....and it's time for us to go to spend some of the last hours of valentine with our kiddos!......This is a new experience for hubby and I....as we made this day so special not just for the two of us but with some of our treasured friends........

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tacloban City


....is hubby's destination today. He will be having business conferences/meetings for two days. I was supposed to go with him as I want to visit this beautiful and historic place but i opted to stay because my students might be disappointed as they are very very very eager to play and learn nowadays. The thought of giving them a 3 day short break might ruin their eagerness which is very visible now.

Aside from my students, my 2 girls hold me back too after hearing what they have told hubby when he made paalam to them......

hubby: girls! girls! I will be gone for 2 days.

tala: huh! again!

mayumi: you are always away tatay! again and again and again

hubby: sorry, but this is very important

tala: okay, tatay, we know. I will be the man of the house, i will take care of nanay and mayumi.

hubby: very good ate tala! that's my girl.

mayumi: and i will be good to ate tala........nanay, are you going with tatay?

me: uhmmmm....of course not! i will take care of you! we will be having fun while tatay is away!

tala and mayumi: yipppppeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

See.....but promise, i was supposed to make paalam to them. Anyway, i told hubby that if he still have time, explore the place so we could consider it as one of our destinations for our family vacation this year.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

LoVe Ya AWARD

Thank you CEE for always remembering me. I am grateful for having you as one of my blogging friends.


These kind Bloggers aim to find one another and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of this Award are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this Award to eight (8) Bloggers who can choose eight more and include this text into the body of their Award.

I am extending this to tet, chelle, hapimom, ethel, lingz, rizza, ritz and jane.







Monday, February 09, 2009

Baguio....



is one place (next to tagaytay) hubby and i would love to hang out. Last week, hubby attended a seminar here. So, i took the chance of inviting myself (hahahaha!) to join him!

His seminar started on the 3rd day of February but since it was the field trip of our kids, hubby and i joined them first....( i will post another story for that). We left for baguio around 12mn and arrived at the hotel 4:30am.....( galing ng driver namin ano!).

In the morning, hubby attended the seminar and i took this chance to sleep until 10am. At around 11am hubby's cousins, who are studying in Baguio visited me in our hotel. We went out for lunch, we just ate at Mang Inasal in SM.....then we headed to Mines View as I was looking for ate tala's ethnic costume that she will be using when she turns grade 1 this June (gradeschoolers should be wearing ethnic attire every Wednesday). I found a terno, a skirt and blazer, Igorota inspired for only P400.00, very cheap compared here in Manila. I went back to the hotel around 6pm, hubby was still in the seminar so i explored the hotel first, had coffee at Gloria Jeans.

By 7pm, hubby called and informed me that we will be having dinner at 50's diner...We went there with some of hubby's officemates, hubby's 2 cousins and i was able to call my nephew's girlfriend to meet us there. I love the food there! so cheap and yet very sumptous! Afterwards, we dead to 18C, cool bar with live bands.....at 1am we went back to our hotel again and called it a night.





The next day was a busy day for us....this is our time to explore more of baguio, shop for pasalubongs. Our itinerary:

10am - La Trinidad, Strawberry Farm
12nn - Mines View Park, Good Shepherd Convent, The Mansions
3pm - Camp John Hay
6pm - Grotto


Last time we visited baguio was November of 2007, we went there with our kids, my mom and my nephew who is now in Australia. Baguio now is very populated and polluted unlike before where you could breathe fresh air and that made me feel sad. But anyways, it will always be one of our favorite places!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

SSEAYAP

I forgot to blog and post pictures about the SSEAYAP HOMESTAY PROGRAM in the Philippines. I promised to make a blog about it but due to the holiday season, rush and everything (everything talaga eh!) it is only now that i was able to attend to it.


ronald, rinah,van and me


Meet our foster daughters.....rinah (from brunei) and van (from vietnam)




This is our 2nd time as a host family and we are really delighted, proud and amazed to be part of this program. We look forward to hosting more py's!

For more pics, click here: day 1 , day 2, day 3.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Music

I was cleaning and arranging our cd rack when i get hold of our joey ayala's cd collections.....Hubby and I love this man. We love his music......the lyrics speak of what our lives are all about.

Here is Walang Hanggang Paalam, one of our all time fave songs of Joey A.


Walang Hanggang Paalam - Joey Ayala

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hayskul Sarbey

I was tagged by Cee and i am so excited to answer this....

Hayskul Sarbey

Message: THINK BACK TO 4Th year HS .... Let's see how much you remember and how much you regret.

What section were you?
= 2

Who was your adviser?
= Mrs. Remedios

How many were you in one class?
= around 35

Who was/were your seat mates?
= It depends on our teacher/subject....we were in alphabetical order or sometimes if you are "magulo" you will be seated next to the most behave in class....(hahaha!)

Still remember your English teacher?
= Mr. Rosario

What was your first class?
= English!

Who was your best friend?
= I belong to a group and we are still the best buddies up to now:)

Who did you like?
= hmmm....like as in crushes? i was not that attracted to opposite sex....no particular guy/s.

Made friends with the lower years?
= hmmm no....suplada ako eh!

Had a boyfriend/girlfriend?
= none

How was your class schedule?
= 7am to 3pm....i was always late in my first class, hahahaha!

Made any enemies?
= i dont remember any....hehehehe!

Who was your favorite teacher?
= Our Speech and Drama Class teacher, Ma'am Macalalay

What sports did you play?
= not into sports

Did you buy your lunch?
= No, i have baon.

Were you a party animal?
= No, i am not.

Were you well known in your school?
= I think so! hahahaha....

Skip school?
= Yes! yes....nag over the bakod kami just to get out of the campus

Did you get suspended/expelled?
= No, stern warning lang....

Can you sing the Alma Mater?
= Not anymore.

What was your favorite subject?
= English and Speech and Drama

What was your school's full name?
=Juan Sumulong Highschool

Did you go to the dances?
= Yes

If you could go back in time and do it all over, would you?
= You mean do the things i've done during my highschool days? Oh yes! my highschool life is one of the happiest part of my life.

What do you remember most about 4Th year?
= the friendship

Favorite memory in 4Th year?
= graduation

Worst memory in 4Th year?
= nothing

Where did you go most often for break?
= sa puno na tambayan namin

What did you do on the last day of school?
= busy doing the clearance sheet

How was your graduation?
= Great.

Got any honors or special awards?
= loyalty award? does it count? hahaha

Did you like 4Th year?
= Yes

What year did you graduate?
= uhhhh! so long ago! hahahaha

Who posted this before you did?
= Cee---Thanks sis! loved answering this

Tagging everyone!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Happy New Year!

This is my first post for 2009....I am so still very busy.

I hope by next week, i can update my site.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!