True or False

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Snagged from Jacq.

I am a morning person: FALSE!!!!!
I am a perfectionist: More true than false.
I am an only child: False. I have a sister and 2 brothers.

I am currently in my pajamas: True! I'm just up to look at a store with used cisco items, then I'm probably going back to sleep.
I am online 24/7: False.
I am very shy around the opposite gender: False.
I can be paranoid: Very True.
I currently regret something that I have done: False.
I enjoy talking on the phone: True, I prefer that than texting.
I have a lot to learn: Truelala, specially about being a first-time mom.
I have a secret: True.

Have you ever...

Friday, June 20, 2008

danced in the rain: Yup, but only when I was young(er). I won't dare now, can't say what chemicals are in the rain nowadays..
kissed someone: but of course...all the time.
drank alcohol: I used to (socially) but I guess I outgrew it already that even the smell of alcohol, I cannot take.
partied ’til the sun came up: Nope...just before the sun came up LOL!
had a movie marathon: Yeah!
gone too far on a dare: Too chicken...
spun until you were immensely dizzy: YES!
taken a survey quite like this before: uh-huh, this is important!!! :)

Okay, okay, time to turn in. I'm ready to go to lala-land :)

Getting to know me :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Questions from n@w and I just followed Aggie's suit to turn it into an entry. ;)

1. Name: Khristine

2. Spouse’s name: Rommel

2a. What you call your spouse when you’re mad: HOYYYYYY! (same with Alpha hahah)

3. Child/Children’ s name/s and age/s: Baby Dot EDD January 31, 2009

3a. Pet’s name/s and breed/s: Keisuke, shih tzu and Xena, pitbull

4. Wedding date/s: July 1, 2006

4a. Your relation to the Best Men at your wedding: Cousin-in-Law and Ane's Best Friend

4b. Your wedding souvenir: Native bags from Bicol

5. Your birthday: March 11

5a. How many hours your mom was in labor with you: Not sure but I guess it took time because I was a big baby.

6. Spouse’s birthday: July 14

6a. what you guys did for his/her last birthday:My family had lunch without him because he had to work LOL!

7. Address / General location: Malabon City/Quezon City

8. Your job / company / line of work: Part-timer at Family Business, part-time Bum

9. Your spouse’s job / company / line of work: Senior Systems Engineer, IT Industry

10. Your school course : DLSU PSM-BMG 1999

11. Your spouse’s school course : AMA QC ComEng 1998

12. Your interests: digiscrapping, photography, good food and good books.

13. Business: (if you have) Tindera ng Pizza at Kape

14. What part of the Philippines/ world are you from? Bulacan

15. What part of the Philippines/ world is your spouse from? Malabon

16. Last celebrity you saw in person: Richard Gomez at GBC

17. The number of SMs (as in, Shoe Marts) you’ve been to: Hmmmmm 18!!!!-- North/The Block, Manila, Quiapo, Harrison, MOA, SouthMall, Centerpoint, Megamall, Marilao, Valenzuela, Clark, Baguio, Davao, Makati, Bicutan, Fairview, San Lazaro, Pasig (hindi masyadong adik?)

18. Social networking or blogging chuva you’re part of: Friendster, Multiply (not updated), Twitter, Flickr.

19. Kapamilya o Kapuso? Certified Kapuso :)

20. Complete the sentence: One time I got drunk…I got into so much trouble because the day after is my College Graduation day!!!

Week 8

It is the start of week eight. I feel less sexy and even more unglamorous (maybe I should get myself a new set of lingerie so I'll feel better, whatdyathink?). I stay in bed all day and have no desire to do anything but lie down. I am eating more but I watch what I eat (gawd, I miss junk and soda!!!). I'm on a medication just to be sure since my OB saw a slight bleeding inside but she also said there's nothing to worry about because Baby Dot's heart is beating at 128bpm and the yolk sac is at a healthy size. I am *forced* to drink momma milk (anything for the baby!!!) twice a day. I am lactose intolerant so I'm also having upset stomach for days now but I'm glad it's not a cause of dehydration. I chose Gerber for Moms among all milk brands because it doesn't taste milk at all (but I still gag when I drink, sigh). I am still allowed to drive but Hubby wants me to refrain from doing so, if I can help it...the same with commuting, Hubby wants me to avoid it.

Our next OB visit is on July 15 and Doc said we can bring the camera so we can record the ultrasound ;) Yay!

Here's information from babycenter:

How your baby's growing:

New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.

How your life's changing:

You may notice that your bra is getting more snug. Soon you'll likely need a larger size with better support. Rising levels of hormones cause breast growth and other tissue changes, all in preparation for lactation. Your breasts may continue to grow throughout pregnancy. Don't be surprised if you go up a cup size or two, especially if it's your first baby. Keep this in mind, and allow for room to grow when investing in a new bra.

Feeling fatigued? Hormonal changes — in particular, a dramatic rise in progesterone — may be contributing to your sluggishness. Nausea and vomiting can certainly cost you energy, too. And you may be having trouble getting a good night's sleep at this point, especially if you're uncomfortable or find you need to get up to pee.


LO48 Blessed
Originally uploaded by kaje
I am preparing a long entry about this (although all thoughts aren't written down yet, argh). It has been a long journey, and all our efforts have paid-off. I'm gonna be a Nanay, yes!!!!

Stay tuned! ;)

Click on the picture to enlarge and see the credits :)


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

While I was reading about some life insurance quotes, brother stomps into our room complaining about the amount of homework assigned to them, specifically in Accounting. See their professor assigned nine exercises just this morning and everything is due tomorrow. He got home at 7 this evening and been busy since then (plus he has an early class tomorrow so he needs these exercises done soon!!!). So even if he doesn't like cramming, he has to and now asks for some help. Some of the term are still alien to him and so I am wringing my brains out too since I need to remember stuff from when I was the one taking the course. LOL! I am a student again while the real student keeps on whining here beside me. Gotta go for now, I won't be able to concentrate on my BIG entry tonight anyway...

I've always thought it's red :)

And someone who can see actually said it is. That was years ago, I was surprised to see it still applies today (or does it ever change through time?).

Your Aura is Red

You have a high level of emotion. This can mean passion, but it can also mean rage.

Usually, you don't take these emotions out on others. You just use them as motivation - and it works!

The purpose of your life: embracing all the wonders of the life, lots of travels, and tons of adventures

Famous reds include: Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Lopez

Careers for you to try: Dancer, Boxer, Surgeon

Old Mcdonald had a farm...

Hehehe, I can't think of a better title, argh! I've been on hiatus mode but I just have to finish some tasks. I have a big announcement to make and I just wanted to take all work aside so I can concentrate on the news better, hehe.

Anyway, the parents brought home some indian mangoes from the farm over the weekend. Yummy stuff! The other week, they brought some sweet squash, and I requested MIL to cook some pinakbet with it. It seems like the farm is doing well. The chickens lay eggs everyday and they're really populating the place. We'll probably expand to cattle rearing (oh, we'll need new cattle supplies for that!) in the near future. Things are looking up and I really hope the family will start earning from the farm soon :)

What's that about, eh?

Watching the news tonight, I saw a story on three newborn baby cases in Manila:

1. A baby was thrown out from a building (a building!!!) to a nearby warehouse roof;
2. A baby found in a drainage system; and

3. A baby thrown out of a moving cab, the baby miraculously made it and is in the hospital & the 15-yr old mother in in police custody.

Sad, sad, sad. While others are struggling to have a child, some people think it is okay to kill their babies. Life isn't fair.

Hungry all the time

Saturday, June 14, 2008

For some reason, I needed to change my eating habits. I am not complaining though, I'm all for healthy eating anyway. But then I find myself feeling hungry all the time, because I can't just grab whatever I see. [Side: And I've been "Coke-less" for about two weeks now (yay!)]. When I'm hungry, I tend to crave food that isn't easily available or food I'm not supposed to eat -- like I've been wanting some fresh garden salad for days now and some fries, argh! I dunno for how long I can keep this up but I'm sure I wouldn't be needing some cheap Phentermine anytime soon because I'm keeping my weight with the current eating habit.

Speaking of food, I find it interesting to watch AFC channel. I satisfy myself with just watching other people cook and eat. Yum, yum. Now I'm hungry again, teehee.

Hot Seat

Tagged by Buchay, thanks! :)

Are you deeply in love with your spouse or boyfriend/Girlfriend? If you do, let’s try how well you remember the moment of your life with him. But before you put yourself in the hot seat please read the rules of this tag first.

1. This tag should be pass on to your friends.
2. Visit the blog of the person you’ve got this tag.
3. Leave a comment on her/his tag post. Be sure to thank her/him for this tag.
4. Highlight and link all the list of people who accepted this tag by visiting their blog site.
5. There are 10 questions that you need to answer but you will be the one to write the 10th question for the next person you want to pass this tag.

Here’s your questions: Be Honest and True!

1. How did you meet your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend?
Answer: I'm not sure I should announce it here. All our closest friends know it. Let's just say it was pretty unconventional.

2. Where did you go on your first date?
Answer: Via Mare at the Penthouse of Tektite (first real date, as far as I can remember...)

3. When was your first intimate kiss?
Answer: As soon as we both realized we kinda like each other.

4. How many girlfriends/boyfriends he/she had in the past? Do you honestly know?
Answer: hmmmmm 2 or 3, he's told me names and never actually tracked how many girls there were.

5. What is his/her ethnicity?
Answer: Filipino.

6. What is his/her favorite food?
Answer: Chicken.

7. What is he/she like if he/she is mad?
Answer: He stomps around like a kid...kidding aside, he just keeps quiet.

8. What are the things he/she did you thought is the most romantic thing he’d/she’d ever done?
Answer: Surprised me with a lunch date at Antonio's.

9. Describe how he/you proposed to you.
Answer: A McDonald's party where he invited kids and told me one of his colleague's kid is celebrating his birthday. It was our party after all, for he proposed that night. The kids sang and partied with us.

10. What are your shared interests?
Answer: Eating out and playing badminton.

1. Soujourn
2. Pinay Mom in Czech Republic
3. See Me for What You Will
4. Lainy’s Musings
5. Our Journey To Forever
6. Sheng’s Simple Thoughts…
7. Pinay WAHM
8. Me and My World
9. coicoi’s World
11. Blessings in Life
12. Clark & Butchay's Blog
13. Piece o' Kaje

Now its your turn to put another person in the hot seat. I'm tagging my Bebot/Twitter friends :)

Consider it

Thursday, June 12, 2008

When we travelled last year, we were offered with travel health insurance and I told our agent we will think about it. Guess what, we never took advantage of that offer thinking that we won't need it anyway. But who knows what is bound to happen, right? A perfect example is the tragic accident that happened to a family (I blogged about this sometime ago) when one of the family member's life was taken away. Last I heard, the dad is recuperating from his eighth surgery, hopefully his last. So what I'm saying is that nothing is certain and it's best to be ready. Maybe when we travel again, we will consider getting a insurance big time.

A Flickr Meme

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thanks Mai for tagging me :)

The concept:
1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page of results, pick one image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.

The questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food? right now?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. What is your favorite drink?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. What is your favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. What is one word that describes you?
12. What is your flickr name?

1. Willie Robert, Khristine, Effie. John George Warren, Robert Golf Road, 2. Colorful Fruits, 3. Scholastica, 4. Color me lonely...color me blue, 5. Robert Downey Jr。, 6. coke zero cartoon, 7. Pieces of Europe, 8. Chocolate Ice Cream, 9. Antique Plaque-Mother, 10. Flood dancing couple - 7, 11. Sitting, Waiting, Wishing, 12. KAJE Boutique window photo 730

I think I am done

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Blogging for tonight. I wanna spend the rest of my night going over the new DAM issue, probably continue with the scrap layouts I started last night and try to do more pages of our wedding album. I have actually have a lot of things to share but that will have to wait.

By the way, if anyone needs some free mortgage quotes, you can click on that link ;) We're far from needing one as we have a lot on our plate at the moment and investing in a property isn't the priority :)

Some questions

Got this from Yen.

1. What is your favorite day of the week? Monday, because it's usually my "down" days.
2. How do you usually wear your hair? Pony tail everyday..I plan to cut it short though, soon!
3. What is your favorite item of clothing? Cotton Shirts :)
4. Where would your dream vacation be? All over Europe.
5. Who is your favorite author? book? Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling (and a lot more!)
6. How often do you log on? Where? Many times in a day...
7. What is one of your favorite internet sites to visit? They're all in my feeds and bookmarks...they're just too many...
8. Coke or Pepsi? Coke, but I'm on a major Coke cut .
9. Do you prefer healthy snacks or junk food? Healthy Snacks but I cave in to junk food sometimes.
10. Are you a morning person or a night owl? A night owl definitely but that needs to change real soon!

Running out of time

It's ten pm and I am not yet half way through what I plan to do tonight. I am supposed to be on a blogging roll but I feel I am running out of things to say. In a while Hubby will ask to have the lights turned off so he can sleep already. Me, I'm not sure if I can still sleep. I guess we need to get a better lighting fixture I can use during the times when he needs to sleep while I need to work. That way, both of us won't be disturbed.

Sunday night out.

The Unggoy couple (after hearing mass at Mt. Carmel), Buddha Family, and Dagang Costa trooped to Trinoma to watch Kung Fu Panda. The Worm Family (let's screen the real family name mwehehehe) could not join as per Mother Bukayo since they already watched it. Spoilt Papaya is somewhere south and Termite's Mom is in the city so she and Baby Snail could not join as well. I dunno what happened to the rest of the gang.

If this looks cryptic then it is Paniki's fault, hehe. You know who you are guys. The question is, months from now, will I be able to remember which is who? LOL!

Turning into a pig

I sure hope that with the kind of lifestyle I am living at the moment, I won't reach the time when I will have to resort to lipovox just to lose weight. I am eating more (healthy food only though) and is hungry all the time. I stopped playing badminton and going to the gym for the meantime (I still have about six PT sessions left and I don't know when I can return) . And I sleep more! The two days that we stayed home, I was asleep most of the time! Hay I am turning into a pig...

Which Sex and the City Vixen Are You?

You Are Most Like Carrie!

You're quirky, flirty, and every guy's perfect first date.

But can the guy in question live up to your romantic ideal?

It's tough for you to find the right match - you're more than a little picky.

Never fear... You've got a great group of friends and a

great closet of clothes, no matter what!

Romantic prediction: You'll fall for someone this year...

Totally different from any guy you've dated.

Bored and Lazy

We didn't have internet since yesterday. We got connected again just this afternoon. No internet and no cable meant we were bored out of our wits! We decided to stay home just the same because we wanted to just laze around (and we're kinda scrimping on moolah hehehe). And now that I am online, ugh, I'm still bored! To amuse myself, I tried looking at online furniture stores and see what fits our pad :) Not that we need to change furniture anytime soon. I'm just picturing in my mind how our future house (the one we plan to build on our own) will look like. :)


Saturday, June 07, 2008

Maybe I am just too emotional but I've been crying today. I was saddened when I heard of Daboy's passing (shallow, I know). My brother woke me up to tell me the news so I went online and turned the TV on to check. I was crying while watching Startalk and ET. His death was kinda expected as he was diagnosed with a rare cancer two years back. But I was still shocked. I am not a big fan nor a personal acquaintance but news of death really upset me, all the time.

And then there's the PBB Teen Big Night. I was emotional watching the memories. I don't agree on most of Kuya's tactics but he knows how to hit the emo nerve. (I was rooting for Robi but it's Ejay who won.)

Tsk, tsk. Hormones, hormones...

Anniversary coming up!

Friday, June 06, 2008

I can't believe it's June already (the first week is actually about to end!). Our second wedding anniversary is coming up and I'm not sure what to give hubby. Not that I have a lot of money to purchase anything, LOL! Honestly, it's hard to think of anything to give. If only he's into men's jewelry, then it would be easier since pieces of jewelry are also investments. We're both into photography nowadays, so maybe we can just get ourselves camera accessories?!? Hehe. I'm bugging him to bring me somewhere nice for dinner, so we'll see how it goes. Will he even budge? :D

As for our long-overdue wedding album, I'm halfway through but I'm not sure I'll be done to have it printed in time for our anniversary. Maybe I'll try to finish it, anyway, the printing lasts only 7 working days. I think I still have lots of time. No promises though, hihi.

Someone suggested that we do a post-nup photoshoot wearing our wedding ensemble (yes I still fit!) but sadly Hub's Barong needed to be repaired after the wedding, the effect of which is that it is much smaller now. That's a scrapped idea. That would have been a fun photo day out, eh?! Unless I wanna have myself shot alone...which will be weird, ayt? Hehe.

Three weeks to go and we're Two! Yay!

Friday's Feast


When you drink soda/pop/coke, do you prefer to drink it from the bottle, a can, or after pouring it into a cup?

-- In a cup with lotsa ice! :)


What television show are you willing to stay up late to watch?

-- I'm always up late anyway, so I watch anything that is interesting.


Name one person, place, or thing you think of as brilliant.

-- The Internet :D

Main Course

Would you be willing to work 4 10-hour days instead of 5 8-hour days in order to save gas?

-- Yeah, because that also means long rest days per week!


If you were a superhero, what would you call yourself?

-- Missus Invisible :D

The Workforce

Thursday, June 05, 2008

My little brother is going to the same University that I went to. It's funny to know that some of his professors were my professors then. I looked at the Uni's website and truly, they're still there...only older (with chubby faces and grey hair)! One of my Management professors is now the University Registrar.

And then I checked one of bro's workbooks and realized that one of the workbook's authors was also one of my Accounting Professors! And then I remembered that because of that one Prof, who gave me a few points short in my final grade to be allowed to shift to Accountancy, I wasn't able to shift. See there's a minimum grade to take BSA as a Major, otherwise I would have to take the Course again. I didn't fail the course so I didn't see the point of shifting anymore. Hearing this, Hubby quipped that if I was able to shift then I would be in the workforce at this time...and then laughing his a** off.

I just know that he has a hidden message in what he said but I didn't dare him to tell me, hehe. I am more of a bum and freeloader at the moment. And he feels that I will be happier when I start working again in the "real world". I dunno. I am not actively looking but I've done steps to apply in this one company that I really wanna work for. (On the side, if you are looking for Boston jobs, then go on to the site, might be helpful :))

For now, there's nothing I can do but wait. Changes are imminent. We'll see.

Six Things

Was tagged by Faye, a looong time ago, sorry doing this just now. Have a safe trip, girl! :) Say hi to Joe from Badz and I...

Six unimportant things about me:
  1. I wake up just in time for lunch.
  2. I can't swim.
  3. I love watching commercials.
  4. And cartoons.
  5. I contradict myself a lot of times.
  6. I notice even the littlest of things, it's annoying.


This blog has been obviously neglected. I know I can't blame it on being sluggish, but I am honestly sluggish. Plus I let my brother use Ivy sometimes since his laptop kinda conked out on him...bad timing since school just started. We've been staying at the brothers' apartment because we feel it is more practical (with the gas prices nowadays, hah!). I've stopped going to the gym for the meantime, so my weight loss program is also on hold. But I plan to do some walking so my body won't react too much to the sudden change in physical activity (or inactivity, for that matter).

Ok, enough explaining nonsense, wish I can say more. Gotta "work" my b**t off and do those opps, if you know what I mean :) Need to finish some of it before Hubby comes back from work and ten we're off to the garden.