Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The weather is not very friendly these days. We have been experiencing 34-36C temperatures and that is not fun at all. I find myself thirsty all the time! Of course I am drinking more water than usual, especially that I am pregnant, I feel the heat twice as much. Folks, remember to keep hydrating yourselves. Tell everyone in your household to do the same. A friend just posted that their neighbor’s driver is now in a coma after suffering from heatstroke. Apparently, the poor guy stayed on an open car park while waiting for the boss. Sad. I hate to hear news like that, especially that it can be avoided. Stay cool people!

Kim Enchong Booboo at ASAP 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Have you seen this? This happened a couple of weeks ago (?) and my brother just told me about it.


Poor Kim, almost hit her head hard on the floor when Enchong lost his balance. Maybe they did not practice enough? Or there was a misstep on Enchong’s part? Or Kim is now too heavy for stunts (gasp!)? But whatever. Glad it is not something too serious. Ahh things that happen on live television!

Binibining Pilipinas 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

I was not able to watch the coronation program last night and just depended on Twitter updates. I read there were hits and misses in the production and the hosts but overall, it was good enough.


Photo courtesy of Yahoo. L-R) Nicole Schmitz, Bb. Pilipinas International; Janine Tugonon, Bb. Pilipinas Universe; Katrina Dimaranan, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism.

This year, Janine Tugunon (No. 18), who was last year’s first runner up, will represent our country to the Ms. Universe pageant. She bested 29 other candidates. She is a  graduated of Pharmacy from University of Sto. Tomas and is now working as a clinical specialist.

The other title-holders are Nicole Schmitz (No. 8) who won Bb. Pilipinas-International and Katrina Jayne Dimaranan (No. 13) who won Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism. Elaine Kay Moll was declared 1st runner-up while Annalie Forbes was 2nd runner-up.

Hubby’s Business Trip

I am not sure if I ever shared it here but the husband went on a business trip to the US for two months. He came back on Black Saturday. K and I would have gone with him if I am not pregnant now with Boo. Needless to say, we missed him too much! We thrived on emails, Facetime, VOIP calls, iMsg and pictures. Here’s a picture of his bed in Marriott Residence Inn in San Ramon:
I wonder if he needed heated mattress pads? I guess not? He was there at the start of Spring and can you tell I was too jealous of the weather there! While we suffer in 34C’s, he enjoyed 10s and below! His room was also perfect for the three of us. I am hoping he gets to go again later on when Boo is old enough to travel long. And for sure we will get Boo her Visa as soon as possible so we can go anytime if ever another opportunity comes along.

Transgender Contestants at Ms. Universe?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Have you heard the news? The organizers are now allowing transgender entries to the Ms. Universe pageant. I just stumbled upon this post as I was looking for a piece of a xanogen review online. I must say I was shocked to hear the news because I find it weird they even considered it. I am not being discriminating here but I understand the pageant is for women where surgical enhancements are also frowned upon. I say the transgenders create their own pageant instead.

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all had a meaningful Holy Week. We are now at our pad in my PIL’s house where we decided to stay the night. Earlier today, we were at my parent’s house to act as hosts to friends and relatives. Dad is this year’s Hermano to the Santo Intierro and we served brunched after the 8am mass.

The husband arrived yesterday and his manager approved his request to offset from work the entire week. That means we will be too busy catching up and doing errands too. I am excited for the coming week. I will tell you more about it when Ane returns from work, when I have the luxury of time to blog :)

Going Offline for the Week

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Today is Palm Sunday. We attended the mass in our community for the Palaspas blessing then in the afternoon, we visited the Chapel of Padre Pio in Libis.

For Catholics like me, it means it is the time to reflect and pray more this week. And I am sure I won’t be able to do that if I keep on checking my social networking accounts, right? (Although I have been off Facebook since Ash Wednesday). So that is what I plan to do. Offline for the week. I will still probably have to check my emails for important correspondences. I also plan to clear my closet and make space for Baby Boo’s stuff. Meditation in cleaning, huh? :)

Tata for now. See you all on Easter! God bless us all!

Earth Day 2012

Last night we participated in this year’s Earth Day like we always do for the last few years.


We turned off the lights in our house once it struck 8:30pm. It is frustrating that not everyone participated in our village. But it has to go on anyway. We whiled the time by playing shadows (perfect excuse to play with Ane’s flashlights, LOL!), and watching videos in the iPad. Just before the one hour is up, electricity went out. Such perfect timing, huh? *insert sarcasm here* Something exploded and we had to wait for 2.5 hours for the electricity to be restored. The little one could not sleep because it was too hot. The brownout incident makes this year’s Earth Hour one for the books.