It is going to be a hectic week

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I asked for a short break from the writing job because I need to attend to family for now. See, our Tatay (Dad’s father) passed away in the wee hours of the morning yesterday. I was getting ready to check out designs of faucets for a friend when Mom said we should go to the hospital at around midnight. I wish I can say I have the energy to share the experience; we were there when the doctors could not revive him anymore at 259am.  Needless to say, I will write about it soon. The memory will forever be etched in my mind and heart (it was pretty stressful and kinda traumatic but I was thankful I was there to say goodbye even if he could not hear me anymore) but I guess I need to write it down as my way of letting go.

Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord. And let Your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Google Wave

Friday, November 27, 2009

The wave caught the Bebots today. Everyone seems busy figuring out how Google Wave works. It looks confusing at first I am sure once we’re all used to this platform, we’re all going to enjoy it. When everyone’s there, I think we can retire Twitter already for personal tweets and just go there and chat away. I believe this is a promising application but since this  is just in limited preview, a lot of things can still be improved. I am just glad that we are one of the few ones who get to try it out. Check here if you would like to know more :)

Biggest Loser Asia

I missed the first episode on Tuesday. But googling, I found out that the excitement did not start as the official contestants were not announced yet. I do not consider myself obese (I don’t need to be sent to a weight loss austin clinic!) but watching how the participants work their way to losing weight, at least for the US episodes, I get inspired to be fit. I just need to stop myself from overeating, LOL!

Anyway, I will try to catch the episode next week. I really hope more Filipinos get into the program!

Princess and the Frog

This latest Disney offering opened in New York and LA on November 25. Somehow, this new movie caught my attention. I love Disney movies!

Disney strayed from the norm this time by making Princess Tiana hail from South Africa. I love that gown by the way! Tiana is voiced by theater artist and Tony Award Winner, Anika Noni Rose. The voice of Oprah Winfrey was also borrowed for this movie as Tiana’s mom. The setting is in New Orleans of the Jazz Age and Tiana the regular girl works as a waitress. This is also the first time in six years that Disney is not employing CG characters. Instead, they went back to the old-fashioned hand-drawn cartoons!

I am sure this will become a classic just like Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin, Little Mermaid and the rest. It will be shown in all of US by December 11. I wonder when they’ll show it here? And I wish Abi is old enough to appreciate this movie!

Green Shopping

My Twitter account has been abuzz for the last few days with, yes you guessed it, shopping talk! Who would not want to shop on Black Friday?! I feel the excitement over the loots will continue until next week, especially that there is still Cyber Monday to look forward to. Hey, that’s green shopping at its finest! :) I am staying away from the online stores for now, though. Even if I have the money, I am saving it for Klaire’s birthday party.

Hmmm, maybe I’ll just go window shopping until it hurts my eyes, eh?! LOL! 


Thanksgiving in the Philippines is usually celebrated during Christmas and New Year. But having friends in the US made me experience a first-hand party/gathering, only it was online via Twitter :) Yes, we had an online party and shared what we are thankful for today. It was hosted by Glo, the same lady who hosted an online birthday party in August. Once again, it was a blast. Socializing with the Bebots will always be fun, fun, fun! Of course there were prizes given away. I actually won two bottles of Victoria Secret lotion from Peachy when I guessed Dom’s waistline :)  The grand prize was a bundle of two gifts and everyone crossed their fingers that the randomizer will pick her name!

necklace new-moon-movie-companion-book

Aren’t those to die for? That’s a Coach Necklace and New Moon Movie Companion book! Litzie was sooo lucky!!

Thank you  ladies for a wonderful party!!

You can ask Me!

The husband and the brothers would often tease me that I was a cab driver in my past life. This is only because I can point directions and say where the best route is. Most of the time, I am correct. Yes even when going to a place I’ve only been to once. But there are times that I need to consult the map or sometimes I am put on the spot, in the car already, when I need to quickly say where to go. I do not mind but I get kinda yelled at when I confuse my left with my right. LOL! Did I just confess I am a moron?!?! LOL! You know, when I know in my head where exactly we need to go yet my mouth says otherwise?! I think I need to get the husband his own gps. Well, at least the talking lady in the machine will never snap back, right?! :)

DH and DD

Monday, November 23, 2009

It cannot be denied anymore, she is truly her father's daughter :) Not that I ever doubted it but I had this fantasy that my DD is Ding Dong Dantes' kid (I was really fond of this local hunk artist when I was pregnant!), LOL!

New neighbors

For the past couple of weeks, we noticed that the house next door is full of activity. They started with cleaning the house and then furniture and appliances started to be delivered. New ones, if I may share. They had new beds, new washing machines and I wouldn’t be surprised if they will have new ceramic tiles installed, too.

We already met (kind of) the head of the house and he was gracious enough to smile and say hello to us. I am hoping to have a peaceful and friendly relationship with them because they seem to be nice folks anyway :)

Andie’s First Birthday Party


Abi was invited to another birthday party. This time, it was the first birthday party of Mich’s second daughter, Andie. It was held on Saturday in VV6, Pasig. The theme was sunflowers and lady bugs. Such a cute theme! Andie came in her lady bug costume which made her even more adorable :) DSC_0935

The invite said it will start at 3pm so by 230pm, we were ready to go! We got there early, and there were still only a few guests who arrived. We had a lot of time to take pictures and I am guessing Klaire got tired from all those posing, LOL! We helped ourselves to some fries by Potato Corner and Ice Cream by FIC. Abi’s too young to enjoy the Inflatable Play Area and the Mini Carousel. But I think she enjoyed the colors that she saw, and all those kids running around!

The party host was Alex Lagula and he did a good job keeping the kids’ attention. Abi scored a toy mobile phone during the bring me contest with the help of Daddy :D And I was able to grab a balloon from the balloon burst. Now I do not know if the balloon I got is for someone else because I saw it on the foot of one of the ladies and promptly grabbed it, LOL! Stage Mommy in the making, eh?!

The highlights of the day would be bringing home a lady bug nail cutter (attached to the loot bucket) and one of the two big lady bug mylar balloons from the stage :)

Thanks Mich and Marlon for having us! :)

Better Accounting System for you

If you own a business and find that doing and recording inventory takes so much time and effort, then maybe you need a system like the ones offered in I remember when I used to manage a restaurant, our lives became so much easier when we installed a POS machine. Maybe you would like to consider today having one in your business especially that the year is about to end and annual inventory checks are in order.

New Moon

I honestly did not expect I’d be able to watch it on the first day. A lot has happened the past week that all my hopes faded right away. I really though I’d get behind everyone else. But come Thursday early evening, there was a window of opportunity that I instantly ran to Promenade to get us tickets! Yes, I caught the movie on the first day with Ane, brother R and A.

We were running late for the 420pm showing that we left the boys to park the car while we buy us snacks. Outside the theater, it was full of high school girls (and boys) that I knew we’re in for a ride. I was correct. The audience was too hyper to the point of getting all the older ones (like us, LOL!) really annoyed because of the noise totally unrelated to the movie! But I ooohhed and ahhhhed and squealed with the rest, as if on cue. Hehe.


Now I did not re-read the book before watching but I am satisfied with the movie, as I remember the book. I expected that Jacob will shine in this episode, and he did not disappoint. Just look at those abs! I liked him better when he got a haircut, I find clean looking men really sexy :)

Bella is Bella – sweet, beautiful and boring in the sense that her emotions are not really shown. Is it the character or simply how Kristen portrayed the role? Hmmm. From the very beginning, I see Bella as someone who cannot express her emotions.

And Edward? It’s always been him :) So even if Jacob outshone him in this movie (which is how it should be), my heart belongs to the cold vegetarian :)

I want to watch Twilight and this one over again. And I am going to borrow the books again so I can relive the words :)

Long Day

Friday, November 20, 2009

I started the day pretty early at 530am. We had an errand to our little suburban province and it did not include anything about cattle supplies. We went there to show support to Dad. Anyway, I thought it would be easy leaving little Klaire with Ane, but alas, she woke up and felt that I was leaving! There was a little scene but I guess she got tired and fell asleep again after we were gone.

We got to our destination and was pleased that there were lotsa others who are showing support. Good thing I brought our camera along so I was automatically assigned as the photographer of the day!

I had a good rest after lunch then we were off to see New Moon! Yes, we watched it on the first day and I have no regrets! I will blog more about it when I have a bit more time. For now, I need to focus and do some work. I have a deadline tomorrow at 5pm and we already have appointments at 10am and 3pm! So I guess I’m not gonna sleep tonight eh?


Havaianas Mega LO bag

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I got this newsletter from Havaianas but never opened it until tonight. See, I consider myself a recovering addictus with the tsinelas so imagine my surprise when I finally read the newsletter and found bags! Wow :) I especially like this one:



If the price is right, I’d like to use it as a diaper bag. It is something that the boys won’t mind bringing for me, hehe. I showed this to Ane and I got this initial nod with him telling me we’ll find out first how much it costs, LOL!

I’ll have one of these. I can feel it hahaha.

Trip to the Dentist

Monday, November 16, 2009

We were out almost the entire day. K and I accompanied Badong to the dentist for an emergency visit. His jacket needed some fixing and when my cousin saw that just fixing it won’t do, we knew we’d stay there for long. Ane had to endure root canal procedure and I am amazed that it is much more manageable (for both dentist and patient) to do this procedure compared to years ago when I had a molar done. Back then I had to go back to the doctor’s clinic a total of 6 times, once every week (or maybe because I was afraid of the syringe so the old dentist had to ask me to go several times to ‘kill’ the nerves without using the needle?!LOL!).

I also took the opportunity to have my prophylaxis done since it was a long drive going there and it’s been a while since my last visit. Needless to say, I got a little sermon for not returning sooner and I should be religiously going there every six months! Heehee. I promise! I promise! Next visit: May 2010.

My teeth feel and look squeaky clean ;D

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tomorrow, heavy traffic jams and crimes will be non-existent on the roads of Manila and maybe even in the entire country. Why?


Manny Pacquiao will have another fight in his attempt to acquire his 7th World Title. If he wins against Cotto tomorrow, he will be the first boxer to ever achieve that goal.

My family is again watching it live in Araneta. We weren’t able to buy tickets for ourselves because we thought Badong had to work. So we are staying home yet again and will just have to watch via live streaming. I hope our internet provider won’t disappoint!

Thank You, Mamita!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Let me share with you what my Exchange Gift Mommy gave me:


Yes, I was given what was first in my list! :) I do not mind the color. I know I said I wanted the black one but this works perfectly fine :) She also gave little Abi this:


Uh-huh, it’s the shirt she wore to Dom’s party :) Suot agad pagkalaba, LOL! My Mamita actually just sent me the money to buy these things. Just last week, I was kinda losing heart that the Grendha model that I wanted is not available anymore. But this morning, I was thinking aloud about wanting a specific model when the saleslady said maybe she still has what I was looking for. And viola! :) You can say I am a happy girl! Thank you, Mommy!

p.s. I just found out today that Grendha is owned by the same company which owns Ipanema. No wonder both brands have that nice feel on the feet :)

Get those Accounts ready

The year is about to end and before you know it ending inventory activities will start, then tax season is next. If you and your business is in the state of Nevada, you might need the services of Las Vegas cpa firm . This is a respectable firm that has been committed to serve their clients and other stakeholders. Not only they are noted for having large organizations as clients, they can also work well with professional individuals, associations and small to medium business entities. We all know that Las Vegas is a busy city and is bustling with activities. Each person and establishment will surely benefit from the services of an accounting firm.

Dom’s Party

Dominique of Peachy and Gelo turned one year old and Abi was invited to attend the party in Makati on November 8. The set-up was very colorful and pretty, so fitting to the theme “Candy Land”. The set-up was so amazing that Abi gasped in appreciation the moment we entered the venue.

Mommy Peachy did a good job preparing for this party. The reactions on the kids’ faces cannot deny that. They had so much fun and I am sure they also enjoy all the loots they collected. The party was a hit for both kids and adults! Booths were Potato Corner and Champola. There was also a Starbucks booth and another booth for Mini Cupcakes by Sonja.

The entertainment was also special. I was pretty impressed by the balloon artist who twisted a basket of flowers for Abi :) The highlight of the day was the appearance Wanlu! Starstruck moment! :) I had fun watching him while Abi slept in my arms. Yes, she slept, LOL! She woke up in time for the bubble show but she got scared with the bubbles! I was worried she’d make a scene when it was our turn for the giant bubble, but she just observed what the girl was doing. Thanks, Litzie for this picture!

litz1 Thanks Peachy for having us! It was nice meeting you and your family :)


ps. This post reminds me that there is another party that I forgot to blog about, that of Jickie’s Jaqs’ Up Party! Let’s see if I get to blog about that too :)

pps. Dom’s party turned the hyper mode in my Party planning for K’s party in January! :D


Long overdue I know, but as I always say, I am posting this for my memory :)

We only confirmed that the Halloween party here would push through one week before October 31. We weren’t ready, we didn’t even have a costume for little K. We bought some candies and cookies for the loot bags. For the loot bags, I just bought some brown paper bags and accentuated  them with orange and black art paper. Too bad I was not able to take a better picture of the bags ready to be given away during the trick or treat.

For Abi’s costume, as you all know by now, we just bought a headband with tiger ears and wore it with her yellow dress. I am so glad that she was okay with something on her head :)

Like last year, we invited Tori over to join us. She arrived with her Mom and Dad, Lolo and Lola and Mamadz. We had a separate and small party at home! :) Mommy Ellen cooked some Ginataang Bilobilo, yummy!

The party at the clubhouse started with the pabitin for kids younger than two years old. I was able to grab some for Abi but my yellow cub got upset with all the noise!


Tori on the other hand got upset about another kid’s scary costume that we just decided to stay on the sidelines, by the pool and play ;)


While the rest of the kids ate merienda, we waited at home for the trick or treating to start. Ours is usually the second unit kids go to, so we know we won’t miss the call for house-hopping :) The boys played RockBand Beatles while we waited.


And then when the sun started to set, we heard the kids running outside. It was time to get loots! :) Mommy took care of giving away our loot bags while we went around to fill our bag!


We ended the day by sharing a nice dinner of Teriyaki Pork & Chicken and some buttered vegetables. It was a tiring yet fun day. We’ll do it again next year! :)


I had a chance to look around the cosmetics area in the department store. I was actually window-shopping for a moisturizer and foundation because these are missing in my stash at the moment. I honestly didn’t have any idea what I should be looking for and I admit I am not the best person to seek advice about make-up. There is so much I still need to learn!

I should have paid attention to my personality development classes in high school. Now if I want to learn about make-up extensively, my only chance is enrolling in a Cosmetology School! There is one in Minneapolis that has been existing for more than 50 years. And there are 30 more campuses across nine states. Well, I know it will be too expensive to pursue that so I will have to look for a similar school which can offer the same curriculum as Regency. It has to be that same in terms of mirroring high end salons and is able to provide excellent education that will benefit me and the society I am in.

I want my Bubbles!

This morning, I had the chance to stroll in the mall without my loves. While it felt liberating to be alone, I started to miss them and got bored when my money ran out, LOL! I was there just to buy some stuff while Ane went to bring our laundry home. Poor Ane got stuck in traffic going there and coming back for me that you can just imagine what I needed to do to keep myself entertained! Until I got really tired and knew I had to sit down somewhere not too crowded.


I ended up at Bubble Tea! The last time I had my favorite Almond Milk Tea was before I got pregnant. That was ages ago! :D There were no other customers except for one person so going to this store was a good choice! I also ordered some Yaki Fry which had that weird aftertaste; Ane finished it for me. My milk tea was how I remembered it but the bubbles seemed like they should have been cooked a little more.

Fight those fats!

Friday, November 13, 2009

I came across an interesting article by Veronica Byrd on Shine via Yahoo. She said that there are foods that are good fat fighters. See, I told you, it’s interesting! :) She listed eight items and I am sharing them with you:

  1. Almonds. These are high in alpha-linolenic acid that helps speed up the metabolism of fats. This makes me smile because I love love almonds!
  2. Berries. These fruits, strawberries and raspberries for instance can burn up to 30 percent  more fats during exercise. There’s the keyword, exercise, LOL!
  3. Cinnamon. Having this on your food may avoid the insulin spike that usually happens after a meal when the brain signals the body to store fat rather than burn it. Oatmeal, yogurt and coffee are best partners.
  4. Mustard. This can slow down the growth of fat tissues.
  5. Soy Beans. These beans are rich in choline which is a compound known to stop fat absorption and are able to break down fatty deposits.
  6. Sweet Potatoes. These are high in fiber that will stop drastic insulin jumps. Just beware of the passing gas afterwards, LOL!
  7. Oranges. This citrus yummy contains flavones which are known fat-torching compounds.
  8. Swiss cheese. There is a study that says food rich in calcium helps reduce fat-producing enzymes and hastens fat breakdown.

So the next time you re-stock your pantry, think of these items while in the grocery. Or better yet, include them in your list!

Health Card

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I am feeling lucky that my husband’s employer subsidizes the monthly premiums of our health cards, much like those Blue Cross NC accounts. My hypertension problem, which is pretty much controlled now, is being monitored for free. I say we’ve already maximized our payments. The blood tests alone (I’ve had three so far, and another one before the year ends) can strain our budget too much that I am just glad these are covered. And for Klaire, we don’t pay for the Pedia’s PF anymore plus we get discounts on the vaccines.

If you and your family don’t have health cards yet, then maybe you would consider it.

Something positive

Just the other day, someone left a message in my cbox in the other blog. She said “Keep in mind that speaking negative about someone will only in turn speak negative of you.” I had to contemplate it because it sounded vague. I also tried to remember if there was something about my posts that can get offensive. Well, I try to keep my posts positive and I do not blog if there is something that bothers me. Because I know that I will only type harsh words that I cannot take back once I get it published.

So paranoid as I am, I messaged the person and asked her if she can tell me where that came from. But alas, she said there is nothing wrong with my blog and that she just wanted to share a thought. Whew :)

In the future…

I would love to start talking about building our home. I would like to be able to say we went shopping for furniture, garden supplies, some Grohe faucets, and appliances. I would like to plan for the blessing and housewarming and welcome family and friends into our home. I will have my own work room where I can blog, scrap and do other crafts.

These will happen. These will happen.

He brought home a calculator…


It is actually a mobile phone!


It is a Cherry Mobile P1 unit, a super basic one at that, because it is only for calling and texting (three lines only and does not have colored monitor LOL!). The contacts cannot even be saved in the internal memory. It is so basic I doubt pickpockets will choose to take it away, LOL! Maybe we should get this unit for Gi? Haha. I want one for myself, just because it’s cute :)


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I have been palpitating since yesterday, but it’s not the whole day. There are just moments that I feel my heart is beating too fast and as if there is something heavy on my chest. I just feel weird. My BP is 130/90 for the last couple of days. I feel heavy and bloated. I think I really need to work on my diet really soon.

I’m going to retire early tonight. I think I need to rest and get a full night’s sleep.

Big Toy Sale!

The Richwell Kidz Kraze Sale is back this year. I know a lot of Mommy friends are waiting for the event because they got good deals from the past years.


I first heard of this last year. I was still heavily pregnant and didn’t want to risk it by going through a thick crowd, grabbing items. I normally hate it, I mean going to sales events because I can get really cranky when my personal space is violated, hehe. But then we need to be practical these days, right? My only obstacle is having Ane’s approval. I’m thinking we can get nice give-away toys for Klaire’s party. We’ll see!

Stop me from eating!!

Monday, November 09, 2009

If there is one person in this house who might need some appetite suppressants, that would be me! I do not understand why I cannot control my food intake, especially rice. I was kind of deprived while I was pregnant, but hello, last I checked I gave birth nine months ago! And the snacks! What can I do to limit the snacks!? Healthy eating is my only savior at this time. But first, let me control my emotions when the husband reminds me the obvious, that I should watch what I eat because you know, my belly and hips are suffering. :p

Klaire: 9 Months

Long overdue post!

Little Klaire turned nine months old on 30 October.


Watch her grow!

Mom was here in time for the little celebration so we had more than the cake for the celebration :) Badong bought a cake from Conti’s and we had some Miki-Bihon and Chicken delivered from Savory. Then later in the night, we decided to get some ice cream, too :)

At nine months, she is 300 grams short on weight but her Pedia said that is normal especially that she got colds and coughs a few days before the weigh-in and her appetite was really low. There is no cause for worry because she's healthy, active and sleeps well at night. She was given the go-signal to eat table food.

I think she has already gained weight as of this writing because she got all excited eating table food! She would eat three times a day with snacks of crackers and juice in between. She doesn't have teeth yet, though. My cousin who is a dentist advised that I can help those cutters come out by massaging the gums with a toothbrush. See, Abi is not too fond of teething toys, she's rather play with Mareng Minnie, her books and even just plastic bags and wrappers!

She has become one active baby. She can now stand on her own and holds it for more than 20 seconds, even dances when her balance is good. She refuses to stand though on hard surfaces, she's too coward for that yet. She crawls and lunges fast and covers the bed in a second. She likes watching people, gets awed when she sees them walk around. However, when she's given attention by people she doesn't know, she gets cranky and shoos them away with her hand. She smiles and laughs a lot and loves her picture taken. But she loves it more when she sees herself in the camera monitor or the computer.

She has learned to manipulate us by screaming and crying when there is something that she wants. Believe me, it can get really frustrating! Such a personality! She demands for me or for Aiza most of the time, and just wants to be carried.

We had her ears pierced and her hair is getting thicker and longer. She gets all red when it is hot, just look at those rashes on the face (ugh!). And she's still a nice target for bugs even if we clean the room and house and spray her with anti-bug solution.

She wakes up around 10am, naps throughout the day for thirty minutes and sleeps at night around midnight. She asks for milk once in the middle of the night but falls asleep right away.

She experienced her first Trick or Treat activity here in the compound and I think she enjoyed seeing all those kids.

Here are the pictures for the month of October.

I hope I did not forget anything! Years later I know I will check this blog and remember how our Little Klaire is progressing. :)

Temporary Shelter

One of our plans it to invest in homes for rent in the future but not for long-term leases. We’ll probably invest in some condominium units, furnish them fully and have them rented our for transients. I heard this is a lucrative business because there are expats who come here and stay only for a week or a few months. Some of these visitors opt for clean and well-maintained units rather than checking in a hotel. It saves them money.

Oh I really hope this plan works out!!

Dom’s Party (preview)

Sunday, November 08, 2009


I took a break and got myself a life (outside of home, LOL!). Abi and I (with Aiza) attended Dom’s bonggang Candy Land First Birthday Party in Makati during lunch today. Badong was not able to go with us because he had a tourney to play in.

I will try to find the time to blog more about it. I am waiting for the pictures. I didn’t bring a camera because I knew Abi will be a handful.

Have you noticed how my personal posts are all previews for the last couple of weeks? Sigh. Need to find time to really blog soon.

Remember this?

Saturday, November 07, 2009


This is the sandal that I fell in love with in September. I finally had the money to buy it so today I drove to SM Cubao to buy it. It was a long shot and I was right. It is not there anymore. I felt really sad that there are no more stocks available and the other designs didn’t give me that skip-a-heartbeat feeling. I will try to go to another SM and see if they still have this design. Otherwise, I just might settle with something else :( 

McDonald’s Coke Glasses


The first time Coke glasses were offered in McDo, we heard about it too late. We were not able to get any because it was already towards the end of the promo. This time around, I saw the ad in one of the blogs and was paying attention to tv commercials. I texted Ane right away the other day but the glasses are not available in the Greenhills branch. Finally yesterday, without even prompting the husband to drop by any McDo, he went home with two glasses! Weee! We now own the Green and Charcoal colored glasses (not plastic, unlike the first edition!). The quality is really nice, one that will probably not break too easily. The brand is Luminarc, which I think is a good brand. The colors are nice, too! You bet we’re going to collect all six! :)

Holiday Pair of Glasses

Friday, November 06, 2009

My five-month old pair of spectacles was initially beyond repair (the shop redeemed itself and repaired it at no cost, but it’s not the same anymore) so I am back to a basic unstylish pair for now. How I wish I can have another pair like this Holiday Fun Eyeglasses from Zenni Optical:



While browsing for other styles, I saw that the shop’s New Arrivals also tickle my fancy. But since I virtually can only afford $8 Prescription Zenni Glasses, that is where I spent more time browsing.

My Brother’s Offender

Thursday, November 05, 2009

I was getting ready to work just before lunch today when we received a call from my youngest sib. He was at some police station because he caught someone taking his mobile phone from his pocket at the MRT!

offenderWe are just grateful that my brother did not get hurt and was in the right mind to just ask the station guard for help! The phone was not recovered though, because this person was able to pass the phone on to his accomplice who was left behind inside the train when he alighted (and my brother followed him). This man confessed to the crime.

To teach this person a lesson, we filed a qualified theft case against him at the Fiscal’s office. He will be in jail until he is able to pay the bail and we will just wait for the court to summon my brother for the hearings. I know this will hassle us, especially G (he still has to attend school you know) but we figured we want to make a point and let this person know that he can’t get away from this that easily.

The justice system in this country is so slow that the thieves are encouraged to do these crimes. They feel that they won’t spend that much time in jail anyway because after they have bailed out, the hearings can go on forever and they can continue doing their activities while on temporary freedom! This is also why a lot of victims do not bother anymore because they know nothing will come out of it anyway, too.

We put this person in jail, although temporary, not because we are fighting to get the phone back or let him pay for the loss. We are fighting for principles and showing this person that you cannot mess with this family and that stealing is simply wrong. While we all work to have a decent living and provide for our needs and wants, other people violate that by taking things they do not deserve.

It is the Christmas season and the national elections will be next year. Crime rates increase during these times, this is a fact. Be safe and attentive, you all!   

Additional Car Insurance

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I have been reading and comparing auto insurance quotes as research materials for the project I am working on. Well, I realized that a basic third party liability plus comprehensive and collision coverage aren’t enough to keep the worries away. If you have the extra money to pay for the premium, why not invest on mechanical breakdown insurance, as well? It will take care of cover parts, labor and repairs to vehicles that are not usually covered in a basic no-fault coverage. I really think it is a matter to be considered.

Then and Now

I had this idea to have Ane take my picture on the same spot, one year apart. Here’s why:


See what happened within a year?! When last year we were mere spectators in the Halloween Party, this year we were already a part of it, and got loots to boot  :) It is amazing how fast time passed by. Before I know it, Klaire will be a year old!

Yellow Cub

Monday, November 02, 2009

Since I can’t find the right organized thoughts to type, I am sharing this picture as a teaser:


K attended her first ever Halloween/Trick or Treat Party in our community. Look how cute she is! I am going over all the photos from the last three days and I hope to upload them in the days to come. I was busy during the previous days that my energy level is too low. But! I think I ate too much that if I don’t hit the gym again (must be soon!) I might have to take those fat burners instead!

Please watch out for more pictures and better blog entries! I leave you with this image of our little K with all her loots (that’s she’s not allowed to eat yet, LOL! Believe me, the Ninong was all excited to get them!):



It is two in the morning. Why do I always get the hunger pangs at this hour?!

And why am I still awake when I’ve had the longest three days of my life? Well, I am trying to blog and trying to squeeze out the words from my brain. I have so much to share but I can’t organize my thoughts. Tsk.

I am bothered by a dry cough. Maybe that’s why. Please. I don’t want to get sick again.

Home for a few hours

Klaire and I spent about a couple of hours in our home while we waited for Ane and his parents. They went to the cemetery and we decided to stay behind. We didn’t have internet there. I planned to edit some pictures but the baby refused to nap! So we spent some time playing and watching tv. It’s been a while since the tv was turned on because we are hardly home. I am a self-confessed television buff so I still dream that one day when we are already settled, we can have one of those plasma tv’s and plasma mounts like this:


Oh well, I hope our future home will be big enough to accommodate something like this!