Getting ready for the weekend

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Most families are getting ready for the long weekend. Thursday is a regular holiday while Friday is a special non-working holiday for most offices. We’re taking advantage of the long break by spending the night in our house. Years ago, even if I was still young, my family would be busy preparing to visit my Lola’s grave, and that includes making sure the tomb is painted white (Did they ever use spray painting compressor with a pneumatic sensor? I cannot say.), candles are available and flowers are purchased. These days however, I am more concerned about the stuff we need to bring. Now with two little girls, imagine how much stuff needs packing. And I can’t afford to forget anything. I’ll probably be up early tomorrow morning so we can make it to lunch at my parents.

Mogu Mogu

Friday, October 26, 2012


I feel like a late-bloomer, having discovered this drink only last week. I remember my friends would say this is yummy but I never really had the chance to try it. Mom brought a box full of Mogu Mogu for us in four flavors. Indeed, this drink is delicious! My favorites are Lychee and Grapes. I guess Mogu Mogu will become a staple in our home, well, at least while Mom buys them for us. LOL!

Faster than…

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The shutter :)


I’m sure most mommies (who are paparazzi in their previous lives) can relate to this post. A lot of times, K would agree to have her picture taken, but it must be really quick or I’d end up with a picture like above. This is why I have more photos of R these days because she can’t run away from me YET. :D

Eggplant Salad at Rustica

Friday, October 12, 2012

Mom insisted we try this restaurant along Mother Ignacia in QC. It’s called Rustica with branches in the North. We found the place right away as it was located very strategically (in front of Crossroad 77 and St. Mary’s Academy). We got there early lunch and only a couple of tables was occupied. I am not going to make an extensive review here but can I just say that we loved the food?



And I loved the Eggplant Salad the most!


There’s a big chance that we will come back to try the other dishes. :)


Thursday, October 11, 2012

I was exchanging PMs with a friend the other day and it was about moving houses. She was asking me about movers and if we hired the services of one particular moving company. I said no, we just got help my my dad’s driver, boys and our trusty L300 van. I didn’t seem possible but we made it happen since we were moving stuff in a span of two weeks and the new house is just near the old apartment. And then she mentioned about the expenses piling up because there are things you cannot not buy when moving. We are talking big ticket items here huh, like fixtures and pieces of furniture. I shared to her that we were sleeping on a mattress on the floor for about a month after moving because we still could not afford a bed frame! And my brother and I would browse for products because our old ones just would not fit the new house.

Really, if it were up to me, I wouldn’t have moved. We were comfortable in the old apartment already. That was before. I believe that it was Divine Intervention that we are here now in the current house. All that stress (packing and unpacking) and expenses brought about by the move are now justified because we feel we were brought here on purpose.


Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Snagged this in Facebook (Book Porn’s page):


“A house that has a library in it has a soul” – Plato

I quite agree. I’ve always dreamed of having a library in our future home (not necessarily the immediate future home but for when we are able to build our dream home :))

Rough Play

Monday, October 08, 2012

I thought rough play was only for boys but it seems we might need wrestling mats at home even if we only have girls. Case in point: K can be rowdy with Tatay too…



This photo was just taken tonight. We learned to be conscious about when and where we bend over now. K would easily climb on our backs every chance she gets! Anyway, even blurred, I love this shot. It shows that we have a happy kid, noh? :)

New Work

Thursday, October 04, 2012

This coffee was special, I’m glad I captured it in a photo.


I had it in a quaint shop called Sauceria while waiting for my Trainer. It was the first time I was meeting her for some job. I ordered coffee just to shake off the jitters. Two weeks later, on Tuesday, I realized there was no reason to be nervous at all. I GOT THE JOB! :) Best of all, it’s a work-from-home job. Amazing how God works. I did not even look for this one, it literally found me. To God be the Glory :)