Happy 1st Month Baby T!

It’my baby girl’s 1st month birthday 🙂 Yes, we celebrate these things. We did with our first 2 kids!


Just want to greet you here baby! I love you!


I love you baby T! May you grow into a beautiful person both in and out. Bless you always!


Looking past what I want

Today is our 10th year anniversary, hubby and I. If we were celebrating this a few years ago (or maybe even last year), I would’ve wanted a dinner date or a gift from him. But today’s different. With all that’s happened, I’ve learned to embrace the things we can do for now. I’ve grown up, yay!

Hubby and I are on different places today. He at our house with the eldest and I, here at my aunt’s house with the 2 kids. Why? Because we are (slightly) renovating our room and he’s the one taking care of it. I have so much to be thankful to him for.

I may not be celebrating Thanksgiving because I live in Asia, but like the Americans, I am thankful.

Why I should not gamble…

I am a sore loser! I may not show it first glance but I will, sooner or later.

Earlier today, the hubby and I went out and bought lottery tickets for this insanely high jackpot prize of more than 600Million pesos. I knew I should not wish for something so high. I don’t actually. Just a wee bit of the prize money will do. So I can buy something for my family and yes, get my mom home. That’s actually all I ask.

But maybe God has other plans. I should be thankful He has given me the “cup”. I should be the one to fill it. 🙂

A Black Friday affair

Since I am from the Philippines, Black Friday only rings a bell during well, Holy Week. Not until my mom went to the U.S. a couple of months ago and will be spending Thanksgiving in the Windy City. Now I so want to go to where she is! Imagine, malls opening at 3AM?! People falling in line the night before?! That must mean one thing! A SALE… A big one, at that! Oooohhh…

Here’s a definition by good ole Wiki :

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day many U.S. retailers open very early, often at 5 a.m. or even earlier, and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season. Because Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, the day after occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November.

The day’s name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term began by 1966 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that “Black Friday” indicates the period during which retailers are turning a profit, or “in the black.”

I wish I’d win that lottery so I can buy myself a whole bunch of goodies :) Okay, okay, I should seriously stop getting excited. LOL



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Tomorrow the 10th

Yes, tomorrow is the day the hubby and I celebrate our 10th year of being together. Nope, its not our wedding anniversary but its the day I said the magical “Yes” and “I love you” to the dear husband. I remember it vividly. It was midnight and we met the morning after. I still feel giddy reminiscing it. 🙂

Even with everything that’s happened, I don’t think I would ever really feel regretful that I chose to be with him. We are not a perfect couple. I don’t believe in one. But we do all we can to make our relationship work.

So to my husband…cheers to the next 100 years with you! I love you so much. ❤


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Notes from a child

Got this from Daphne Osena-Paez’s blog. Author is unknown.

1. Don’t spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all I ask for. I’m only testing you.

2. Don’t be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it, it makes me feel secure.

3. Don’t let me form bad habits. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages.

4. Don’t make me feel smaller than I am. It only makes me behave stupidly “big”.

5. Don’t correct me in front of people if you can help it. I’ll take much more notice if you talk quietly with me in private.

6. Don’t make me feel that my mistakes are sins. It upsets my sense of values.

7. Don’t protect me from consequences. I need to learn the painful way sometimes.

8. Don’t be too upset when I say “I hate you”. Sometimes it isn’t you I hate but your power to thwart me.

9. Don’t take too much notice of my small ailments. Sometimes they get me the attention I need.

10. Don’t nag. If you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf.

11. Don’t forget that I cannot explain myself as well as I should like. That is why I am not always accurate.

12. Don’t put me off when I ask questions. If you do, you will find that I stop asking and seek my information elsewhere.

13. Don’t be inconsistent. That completely confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.

14. Don’t tell me my fears are silly. They are terribly real and you can do much to reassure me if you try to understand.

15. Don’t ever suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me too great a shock when I discover that you are neither.

16. Don’t ever think that it is beneath your dignity to apologize to me. An honest apology makes me feel surprisingly warm towards you.

17. Don’t forget I love experimenting. I couldn’t get along without it, so please put up with it.

18. Don’t forget how quickly I am growing up. It must be very difficult for you to keep pace with me, but please do try.

19. Don’t forget that I don’t thrive without lots of love and understanding, but I don’t need to tell you, do I?

20. Please keep yourself fit and healthy. I need you.