Friday, August 17, 2012

C is for Cookie

A tiring day ends at home.... Liam's kiss from forehead to cheeks to lips blow it all away! Excited and proud! Liam shows the cookies he made from his cookery lesson today:) 2 heart and 1 star shaped raisin cookies:)

Monday, July 2, 2012

School Time

We enrolled Liam in a pre-nursery school… few floors from our house J. We send him to school  in preparation for next year’s  school year for Nursery J It’s already half of the school year when we decided to enroll him but  we are all excited for Liam at the same time anxious on how he will be doing in school. I took half day off to accompanied Liam on his 1st day , we woke him up around 7am for the 8am class , give him a bath… dress him up… He seems to be excited with the school uniform… at the same time puzzled where are we heading in an early morning…. because normally he does not see me when he woke up in weekdays because I already left for office…
The teachers welcomed Liam with smiling face as we enter the room…and told me that I can accompany him since it’s his 1st dayJI see Liam observing the new place and kids he does not usually see in the playground….they start the class by greeting each other with a song… then recite what day is yesterday… today and  tomorrow  and start singing again with handmade maracas.... a bit noisycoz the kids keep on shaking the maracas at their own pace without  pattern but very very cute JJJ Later on the kids were handed by a paper made telescope J and was asked what the weather outside J  
Liam is a little bit shy and awkward to participate but you can see the smiles and excitement in his face J after a while, I sneak out of the room…surprisingly he did not cry when he notice that I left…which made me teary eyed…realizing that my baby is no more a baby but a little boy now LLI  watch him outside the window and little by little I see him mingling with other kids J I really hope he’ll enjoy the school J  Can’t wait to ask him... How’s school Liam?!JJJ

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dream Song...

 Through The Years

I can't remember when you weren't there
When I didn't care for anyone but you
I swear, we've been through everything there is
Can't imagine anything we've missed
Can't imagine anything the two of us can't do

Through the years, you've never let me down
You turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found
I've found with you, through the years
I've never been afraid, I've loved the life we've made
And I'm so glad I've stayed, right here with you
Through the years

I can't remember what I used to do
Who I trusted, who I listened to before
I swear, you've taught me everything I know
Can't imagine needing someone so
But through the years it seems to me, I need you more and more

Through the years, through all the good and bad
I knew how much we had, I've always been so glad
To be with you, through the years
It's better every day, you've kissed my tears away
As long as it's okay, I'll stay with you
Through the years

Through the years, when everything went wrong
Together we were strong, I know that I belong
Right here with you, through the years
I never had a doubt, we'd always work things out
I've learned what love's about, by loving you
Through the years

Through the years, you've never let me down
You've turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found
I've found with you, through the years
It's better every day, you've kissed my tears away
As long as it's okay, I'll stay with you
Through the years

I love hearing this song….very heartwarming….^_^ I always dreamt to have this song with someone whom I will spend  the rest of  my life J We will sing and dedicate this song to each other after several years of being together in gray hair and wrinkled face J and guess what?! My prayers was indeed heard He gave me someone to sing this song J I have met my  prince charming….my one true love….my sweetheart….my honey…My LuvJ (cheesy)

We just celebrated our 3rd year anniversary our marriage is too young but we have been together for 9 years already J maybe we have the license to sing half of the song and claim half of it to be our theme song…hehehe but I know we still have long long road to travel…..

What I love to this song is I got to count the good times more when I hear it played…it brings back the good days of laugh and love…It reminds me to be thankful that I have someone to share with whatever color of the day may it be…Conflicts due to differences will always be there...days where we sail opposite the wind ….but what important is at the end of each scene we are still the ones taping each other shoulder… comforting in each other arms…which will swing blues to happiness….loose heart to hope...and realize sweet days will still be being together no matter what happens J

Friday, September 9, 2011


Today is supposedly Alaine’s 24th Birthday.....We have been missing her since she passed away…we are still sadden on many family moments without her….but day by day we are moving on and I know we're getting there in God's grace...

I miss how she called us with her own created name… “Mi” super shortcut for Mommy/Mama and “Te Di’ or Di for my name…I miss how she throw tantrums whenever Ate, Ace and I join force to tease her… shes’s the youngest so the three of us automatically have the license to tease her…I miss how we plan our weekend…coz since I and Ate graduated from college and got work.. Our family love to spend  weekend checking out the restos, food chains, coffees and fraps, laughing out the week that has passed and enjoying each other’s company…we are limited financially when all of us are still studying so we enjoy our earnings after we graduated…I remember the cute hobby of Alaine, she always collect different table napkins on resto and fast food chains we dine-out and a bit frustrated if the resto has no logo printed on their table napkins…and surprisingly this hobby was inherited by Kenry my niece :) . Alaine’s shoe size is 10”1/2…it runs in the family but she has the biggest… whenever she buys shoes, sandals or just a simple  fitflops  it's a leg work for all of us (we always go to the mall as one big happy family:)). Of course we want to  look first on the not too expensive brands but after hours of searching we end up buying for the pricey one because her shoe size :) her smile is way beyond her ears if we end up buying the pricey one :) good thing that it is divided by two, Ate and I , in some cases divided by three with Mama :) ,  after the shoe quest she will smile towards me and say…”Di, I’m hungry…san tyo eat?” and then it will take us another hour to decide where to eat…and another hour to choose what to eat…our boys already in grimace face mask…because of hunger…and will say that they will not accompany us next time…but of course they have no choice coz  definitely  there’s always a next time :) coz girls rule! :)

When Alaine underwent chemo therapy it never cause her to stop from going out..with pale skin, dull lips, dark circle on her eyes, bald head and with mask to cover her nose and mouth… she’s still energetic and full of life…we see how strong she was and how she wants to live normal life and we supported her all through the way…our family strive to live happy and normal for Alaine, we treasure every day and every second that she’s still with us…and I know she feels the same way…All of us are hopeful that miracle will be given to Alaine in the end…parallel to our prayers we do the human thing, we research for all possible medical cure,  she undergo multiple chemotherapies in preparation for bone marrow transplant, and other alternative medicines. She will be hospitalized for a month or two every chemo session…. in between she will be admitted in ICU for complications….50/50 is always around the corner….and situations are up and down…We are all stressed physically and emotionally but would you imagine how was it for Alaine,… our prayers and faith continue…claiming for a miracle in the end… Few weeks before I got married the result of blood test was delivered that she’s on relapse again…the doctor  said that even she undergo bone marrow transplant she just have 30% chance to survive…. She cried and hug me  tight because she worry she will not be there for my wedding and will not fulfill her duty as maid of honor…but not worried to die....God is Good because she’s still there and walk the aisle when I got married….no one can trace with her looks that she’s sick and dying…..Alaine live gracefully while battling Leukemia for 4 years… She died 7 weeks after her birthday and my wedding and after it was confirmed that I am pregnant… I still remember when when she touched my tummy saying ”Yehey my baby na uli” We all hope and pray for a miracle until the end but maybe the Lord has better plans for her…It’s been 3 years since she left….but we still miss her….and for sure we’ll do miss her forever…

Happy Birthday Alaine…..We Love You and Miss You So Much…

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Toddler Escapades!

One week with out Nanny wheew!...Monday and Tuesday my hubby and I take turns to leave office to take care of our baby , Wednesday my in-laws volunteered to take charge, Thursday & Friday it was my sister his Mommy Donna who keep an eye on him...I'm really blessed to have a family to help!J Thank you Mwaah! Mwaah!....SatSun of course it’s Mommy and Daddy’s turn!J  Tiring but a happy whole day experience with a toddler named Liam!!! J

Liam is already 19 months old a certified toddler! Wheeew! Spending the whole day with him will make your whole body ache the following day and crave for whole body massage! And strepsils medication due to sore throat for saying, Liam! No! Liam! Stop!.. I wonder where did our little Liam get his energy??? J I checked the milk label he’s drinking…it seems fine…no Gatorade nor Red bull ingredients like J…I also limit any form of chocolate intakes…good thing he’s not fond of chocolates yet J…so it should be fine right..J  Just imagine putting him off the play pen… get a second to straight my back from putting him down and Whoooops! He had run around the house like a thunder back and forth As In! He will climb the sofa and slide down, play hide and seek and tried zillion times to climb our stairs J just  imagine the zillion times I say (partly shouting), No Liam! Baba! Hehehe, but good thing to Liam.. he listen, when I say slowdown Liam… he will walk instead of run for 3 seconds?! then run again Hehehe, when I say don’t climb the stairs.. He will not climb for the moment but of course he will try again and again when I’m not looking...hehehe good training when he grows up...not giving up easily on things! Hopefully not with Mommy..huh?! hehehe.  He has this toy car  a gift from a friend which he can ride heart jump whenever he ride and stride with his feet with all his might…shouting Eeeeeng! or Broooombrooom! That toy car is definitely unsafe... I've already heard stories from my officemates about that toy being the cause of minor bruises...I allow him to play the car because I see how fun it is for him...but of course I need to be quick and alert to catch him from accident slips and bumps! Wheeeew!  But  his favorite toy aside from normal toys are brooms and dust pan he  never fail to get these stuffs every time he sees them and play it as if he was cleaning seriously... I wish he will love it still after 10 and more years hehehe.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Marriage Jinks

I'm about to sleep when I received a call 12 midnight last night from a close friend, I said hello worried why she called in odd hours of the night, few seconds of silence.... then she replied to me with a cry, she had a fight again with her husband....oh my I am quite surrounded with friends dealing with maritial issues which in some point had threatened their "I Do Promises"  Sometimes I dwell into thinking that marriage is the end of romantic romance couple shared during the BFGF stage... a lot of culprits were identified but of course this is case to case basis... I just pick some based on my married friends experiences and my thoughts about them..


Individual differences. Different goals and dreams, sometimes they have the same but the strategy to achieve their goals and dreams are different...Normally women are dreamers they do have concrete and back-up plans plus tons of guts that they will achieve it. Men are commonly laid back either because they think they still have plenty of time or the guts they have is not as strong as normally they are easily contented comapare to women...

In-Laws. There should be one Queen in a Kingdom. I insist couples planning to get married should take note of this preserve your relationship with your in-laws...start to live on your own from the start..don't test the water low probability that oil and water will get along...few might succeed with agents but millions probability failed...

Financial. This should be clear  from day one of marriage..expenses should be detailed out..who will safe keep the money and both should be aware of every little expenses you will have..

Fall out of Love = Infidelity. it ruins the relationship for sure..but how do husband and wife end to this state...I think both parties should maintain romantic relationship, intimacy moments and time alone like BFGF era...normally when you get married you become relaxed... efforts to make your better half happy are lesser coz you think you have a lifetime to do it...but days...months and years passed you tend to forget and focus on other saving for future, welfare of the family specially the kids, and individual careers..and in some point you will long for romance and if both of you don't meet on the same point...that's the time you'll go for fishing'll feel again the thrill of BFGF unfolding new first your intension is not to replace your better half but to have something/someone to fill the void...lucky you if you realize sooner that smoke hurts the eyes but what if you late realize that you are on fire with 3rd degree burns...i think couples should continue to nurture their relationship it's healthy not only to the couple but for the whole will grow up seeing their parents happy and in love...which serves as a good role model when it's their turn...
I pray and hope I would not go thru with all of these...coz honestly I do not know how to deal it with speacially on the last one...My friend once says that premonitions are given duirng the BFGF stage that should not be ignored if positive you should rejoice, if negative and you ignore it... it will hunt you once your married...

For my single friends...pray that you'll end up with someone you love and loves you back....someone who can laugh with you aloud :) Ensure that you are compatible in many ways (in all ways is not feasible..hehe)

For my married friends...stay happy, in-love and intimate!!! AJA!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Inhale!!!! Exhale!!!! OoooZzzzaa!

Not a good afternoon for me...1st I received a mail from a team member asking me to trace lots again!!! How many times will I remind him that it's not my job it's his job...Darn! I feel I was being overused by that quality issue...tons of work...but for sure I'll get no credit (asa pa!) ... 2nd and greatest...I attended the practice for our group presentation for our last xmas party in the company... the strict dance instructor was kinda off in her words and manners...I've witness it and been a victim since day one of practice, I was suggesting for a plot...and I wasn't finish talking yet when she cut me and said "Alam Ko" if I have the skill to raise my eye brows it went as high as the ceiling! unfortunately I can't even raise a milimiter sad...but after that incident  I have manage to ignore it and attended the succeeding practice for the sake of World Peace!!!  unlikely comments are left and right towards the instructor, others opted not to join but majority still have the patience to join  since we all know that this is our last presentation and Xmas party we are all fantasist to bring home the bacon worth 10K!!! and of course World Peace! but this afternoon I forgot the world peace in me :( .....I just asked in light mood and  partly bubbly if she can change the steps from girlsh to boyish but her response was defensive and quite off  but still I replied in joke mode " ate sensitive mo nman"  but what she replied make my blood rush in my head in just a split of a second when she said " Ikaw na lang kaya dito sa unahan" so I replied " te kung magaling lang ako, ako ang nandyan" that instructor cross the line of  OFFness and OFF manners that is acceptable to me... so I walk out of the practice before I can say anything worst that will make me go down to her level.... inahaling and exhaling and chanting OoooZzzzaa!!!! Grrrrrrr!