Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thursday Tales

I'm so tamad to update my blog lately; I don't consider memes as updates. It's as if I've momentarily lost my blogging mojo. Now that I'm back, I don't even know where to start. Please bear with me.

Random Thought No. 1

Obviously, I was not too lucky to win the 300++ million pesos lotto jackpot money last Sunday. I heard there were 2 lucky winners. If I was one of the winners, what would I do with 150++ million pesos worth of lotto money? Ideally, I'd save half of it. 50% goes to MiLo's savings and the other 50% as Jowell and I's personal saving. I'd deposit half in banks in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands (a manifestation that I'm a Grisham fan, huh?) and half to our local banks.

Now, that one half is safe and earning a yearly interest of God-knows-how-much, the remaing 75++ mil will be well spent. Well, well spent is a relative term and by well spent I mean:
  • Giving and sharing to charity. I've 2 churches and 1 charitable institution in mind. A mil each for UP's Parish of the Holy Sacrifice (the church were we wed), our parish church, and CRIBS Foundation. I'll be an anonymous donor.
  • Giving and sharing to my immediate family members. This include my parents, my parents-in-law, my sisters, my sisters-in-law, and my brother. A mil to each of them.
  • Pay off ALL loans.
  • Build our dream house somewhere in QC.
  • Buy a rest house in Tagaytay Highlands and Baguio.
  • Buy a coaster - a mini bus is the more appropriate term, an SUV, and a car.
  • Franchise 2 Jollibee stores. LOL
  • Travel the world every year.
WoW! Just thinking of how to spend all that money exhausted me. Hahaha.

Random Thought No. 2

I'm torn between resigning and not. Although, I'm starting to hate where I'm working right now, being a regular employee has its perks. First are vacation leaves. With Jowell's graduations and MiLo's 1st birthday coming up, I need all the VLs I could get. I'm postponing my resignation until June 2009. I've 2 invitations for an initial screening. I bailed out on one and the other is on March 5th. That I will definitely go to.

Random Thought No. 3

And speaking of MiLo's 1st birthday, we have ordered his costume. His birthday's theme is Justice League and he will be Robin, the Teen Titan. We were torn between Flash and Robin, but eventually ordered a Robin costume.

The Flash vs Robin

MiLo's 1st birthday falls on a Monday, but Jowell and I decided that we are not moving it on the nearest weekend. We will have it at Jollibee Malabon per Jowell's request. All the past events have been in Quezon City and to be fair to my ever-supportive husband, Jollibee it is. Besides most of MiLo's cousins are in Malabon.

We will be booking on the weekend and preparation will start from that day onwards. Jowell and I are excited. We can't wait until April 27th. Woohoo!!!

Random Thought No. 4

I think summer officially started yesterday and to kick-off MiLo's First Summer, we got him his 1st wading pool.

And today, MiLo had his first "swim" is his wading pool.

MiLo enjoying his 1st "swimming".

His pool also serves as his play pen.

Definitely a good buy as it serves two purposes. LOL

Moreover, Jowell got him his 1st pair of Flippers. It's the cheaper version of Crocs. We let MiLo choose the color he wanted between blue and orange. Guess what he chose?

His orange Flippers.
Random Thought No. 5

Jowell, MiLo, and I have been spending the last 2 Wednesdays family bonding. Last February 18th, we dined out at Napoli SM Fairview after MiLo's check-up. And speaking of MiLo's check up, we are really impressed that he didn't cry much we had his flu vaccine. He let out a short wail and that was it. Bravo. But, he never was a wailer naman in the first place.

Our brave boy.

Random pics at MiLo's pedia's clinic.

As I was saying, we went to SM Fairview

Random pics @ SMF.

Yesterday, we went malling again. MiLo and his nanny, Inang Rose, rode a ferris wheel. It was MiLo's 1st ferris wheel ride. He rode other "rides", too. I wonder if he'll remember all these when he's older?

Random Thought No. 6

I've finally decided to come out of my misery at work. Since I cannot do anything about it YET, might as well be happy na lang. Yes, I will still be ranting every now and then, but I can say that I'mm 99% back to my old optimistic self. The glass is half-full once again

Random Thought No. 7

And here comes the ranting. Hahaha. A couple of weeks ago, an ill-mannered POC or SA in training confronted me at work. Itago na lang natin siya sa pangalang Ice. Hahaha. Here's the deal. First, let me admit I was at fault, but she was too rude for my taste. Highly unethical and if she was to be an SA, OMG! See, we were on queue empty and with nothing better to do, I was supposed to check my personal mail at Yahoo, which is against the company policy. But it wasn't just me who's guilty of doing this. Yung iba nga, eh, security officer pa mismo ang nakahuli na nanunuod ng basketball game, eh. But then again, this does not justify my act. I'm just pointing out that some are worst than me. Back to the story, she was talking to a former supervisor of mine who I believe hates me for some unknown reason and then this Ice suddenly approached me and rudely said "Paki-close yang browser mo. Bawal yan.", I closed it right away without any questions, but she did not stop there. She took my mouse pa and made pakialam pa with my computer. If she wanted to have my name, she could have just asked me instead of doing what she did. It was such in bad taste. Ganung klaseng agent ba ang dapat maging SA? Oh, please.

At work, we follow a certain protocol. I'm sure all offices do. If someone gets to your nerves, you don't approach and confront the person. It's unprofessional and uneducated. You talk to your immediate supervisor, then your supervisor will talk with the other person's supervisor. That's the proper way of doing it. I've brought this up to my supervisor. I'm not just sure if she going to do something. I'll just wait and see.

Random Thought No. 8

I've started selling on again to raise some birthday funds for the nice-but-unnecessary-stuff for MiLo's 1st birthday. These are mostly pre-loved stuff from our personal collection.

Random Thought No. 9

Summer is here and I've been wanting to cut my hair short as in boy's hair short short, but my husband has vetoed against it. It'll make my face bigger daw. I've argued with him that, it'll grow back, but he's firm with his decision. Maybe I'll have it chop off this weekend and just surprise him. If its cut, he can't do anything about it anymore, right?

I think I have an oval-shaped face and according to,
"like the hourglass plus size body shape, an oval face works well with just about any style. Hair pulled back or worn up shows off an oval face the most. Long styles or shorter hair with some curls will also look flattering on an oval face."
Here are some of the styles I'm considering. Surprise, surprise.

Virtual makeover courtesy of Daily Makeover.

Hahaha. Mukhang tama nga si Jowell. What do you think? I like the last style, though. Am I bold enough to defy my husband's wishes? Ah, help!

Random Thought No. 10

1. What kind of dryer sheets do you use? Uhm, what are dryer sheets?

2. How many times a week do you eat out/order in? Probably 7-10 times a week.

3. What did you do the night of your high school graduation? We had a grad ball at EDSA Shangri-la Hotel, but I opted to skip it and had dinner out with my family instead. I've never seen most of schoolmates after that unless you count Friendster, Multiply, Facebook, etc. etc.

4. So Octomom is rumored to have been offered a million bucks to do a porno. Would you do it for a million? No!

5. If your child was born with an extra finger or toe, would you have it surgically removed? Not unless it interferes with his health.

6. What was the last movie you saw? In the moviehouse, Marley and Me; on DVD, a third of Gran Turino.

7. I wanna buy you a dozen roses, what color should they be? White just like my wedding bouquet.

Taken on July 14th 2007.

8. You are walking across the street, you are not quite half way when a speeding car comes... you have to run to get out of its way, which direction do you run? Uhm, the direction that gets me away from the speeding car. :)

9. Tell us about a time when you were invited over somewhere and had the most awful time. Can't think of anything. Maybe I tried to enjoy it as much as I could.

10. You open your front door and there is a box with a puppy in it... what do you do? Keep it, take care of it, and name it Boxy.

My tales end here.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Two In One

This is becoming a habit.

  1. Be mine :: to the PhP270,000,000 (around $5.6M or £4M) PCSO lotto pot money)
  2. Ecstatic :: me (If I win the lotto. LOL)
  3. Orderly ::hospital
  4. Sebastian :: Bach
  5. Sore :: throat
  6. Don’t need :: another toy for MiLo
  7. Rockstar :: Axl Rose
  8. Tinfoil :: baking
  9. Addiction :: scrapblogging
  10. Where? :: Malabon
1. What brand & flavor of toothpaste do you use? Colgate Total Professional Clean in mint

2. What is your earliest memory? graduating from pre-school at 2 and a half years old and not receiving my gift from the priest because I have not really graduated because I was just salimpusa.

3. Hot Dogs or Hamburgers? Hamburgers

4. If you could bring any one famous person back to life, who would it be? Kurt Cobain

5. What is one thing we would always find in your fridge... what one thing would we never find? Always: eggs Never: the TV's remote control

6. Did you have to go and look for the answer of #1? Hahaha. Guilty as charged.

7. Wh(at)y don't watermelons grow on trees? because their too heavy and when they drop on your head you'll be definitely seeing stars

8. What is something that you own that you should probably just throw in the trash, but you never will? keepsakes from the time that husband and I were still dating

9. I push you into a room and lock the door. I leave you there for 6 hours. The walls are chalkboards and in the middle of the room there is a box of colored chalk. What will be written/drawn on the walls when I let you out? I'll probably be sleeping instead.

10. When was the last time you changed the oil on your car? Unfortunately, I don't have a car.

11. In your extended family, who has been married the longest? I have no idea.

12. Name one thing that is so normal to you now that someone who was your age 50 years ago would think was abnormal. Pre-marital sex

13. Have you ever wanted someone or something so bad that it hurt? oh, yes. a grand 1st birthday for MiLo. I want clowns, jugglers, fire-eaters, live animals, the circus stuff, but these go beyond our budget. It hurts because I feel that I have not given him a memorable 1st birthday, but who knows. He's birthday is not until April and if it doesn't happen, there's still the 2nd, the 3rd, etc birthdays. I swear I'm going to start saving for his 7th birthday.

14. What do you dip your french fries in? Catsup, of course, catsup.

15. What was the last picture that you took?

Taken yesterday while waiting at the lobby of MiLo's pediatrician's clinic.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Fill-In No. 12

It's Friday and it's Friday Fill-In Day. Woohoo!

1. It seems like I'm going to get out of budget again for spending too much on MiLo's toys. Somebody stop me!
2. Can you please turn off the TV when you're done, please?
3. If I thought you were better than me I'd kill you! (please excuse my morbidity)
4. Love is what I think of most when I think of you. (to my husband)
5. To me, Valentine's Day (2009) means our 19th wedding monthsary .
6. MiLo gives me strength.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to , tomorrow my plans include dining out with the family and Sunday, I want to come to work early!

Happy weekend.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday Thunks No. 06

At 6 minutes before midnight...

You are driving down the road and there is a puddle in the road. A big puddle. Not one that will really wreck your car or anything, but a big puddle. There is no other cars in front of you or behind you - do you drive through the puddle or drive around it? Carefully drive through it.

2. Go to Google Images, type in any word that comes to mind and post the 1st picture you see.

because I just finished re-reading it. The first time was better.

3. A college calls you up and says that you have been selected to take get any degree that you want on their dollar.... what do you choose? Medical Ultrasonography

4. Are you blogging on a laptop or desktop? a laptop

5. Which store, excluding a grocery store, do you shop at most often? Baby and Co ever since I had a little boy and does eBay count?

6. My daughters tried out for the school musical last night. Were you ever in a school play/musical? Which one? Oh, yes. We did Les Miserables back in 9th grade.

7. I read yesterday that a school PTA group wants to try to ban white bread, cakes, brownies or any other "treat" from their lunch menus... plus make kids' lunchboxes brought from home not include any "junk food". Thoughts on that one? Uhm, goodluck?!? Seriously, I admire their effort to make the kids' more health conscious, but IMHO, let kids be kids. Let them worry about their weight when they become teenagers.

8. How many people can your kitchen table seat? 10 people

9. What time is it right now? 12:03 AM and I should be sleeping.

10. Walk out the front door of your house/apartment, turn right, walk 2 blocks. What do you see? Uh-oh! I wouldn't dare go out of the house at this time. Maybe tomorrow.

What's yours?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Three In One

All my memes in one post. Just had Internet connection today.

Unconscious Mutterings #07
LunaNiña said and I think:
  1. Take :: at least 8 glasses of water a day.
  2. 350 :: degrees Celsius
  3. Stand :: by me
  4. (Caramel-cream frappuccino with) Raspberry :: syrup
  5. Turnstile ::train station
  6. Infomercial ::repetitive
  7. Dejected :: sad
  8. What’s the word? :: what?
  9. Awestruck :: surprised
  10. (S)mashed :: potato
Friday Fill-In #11

1. Please don't tell me what to do.
2. Can you make breakfast in the morning?
3. The color purple makes me want to smile!
4. I have a craving for pretzels.
5. If my life had a pause button, I'd pause it where I first held MiLo in my arms.
6. Eyes are the windows of the soul.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to last night husband and I saw Marley & Me at the movies, tomorrow today my plans include updating my blog and Sunday, I want to enjoy work in spite of being miserable!

Thursday Thunks #05

1. What is one of your favorite blogs to read? Why is it your favorite? Though, it's not on my sidebar, Patty Laurel's blog is one of my favorites. I enjoy her stories about her travels, her students at a pre-school, her love story. It's a fun and easy-to-read blog. No BS and pretentions. It's simplicity at its best. And come to think of it, I used to hate her when she was still a courtside reporter for the Ateneo Blue Eagles at the UAAP. Maybe it's a school rivalry thing, maybe not. Nonetheless, her blog is on my A-list.

2. Have you ever been hunting? Yes... for the perfect diaper bag, for the perfect pair of jeans, ... LOL

3. Do you live near any active volcanos? No, thankfully!

4. If VH1 came out with a new reality show called Celebrity Anger Management, who would you most like to see on the show? Is President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo considered a celebrity?

5. Would you drink horse's milk if offered? I don't drink milk period

6. Do you buy pickles? If so, what do you do with the juice after all the pickles are gone? Yes, but we usually buy the "chopped" version. We don't throw the juice, I think. We include it in our chicken macaroni salad.

7. Do you have a myspace or Facebook account? Neither. I have Friendster and Multiply.

8. Facial hair on men, yea or nay? Minimal is OK like growth stubs, but more than that, Nay!

9. Do you know anyone personally who is stockpiling stuff for WWIII or a date they think will be the end of the world (i.e.12/2012)? No one. With the current global crisis, if someone is stockpiling, sooner or later, they'll be
forced to use their supplies if prices of the basic commodities shoot up.

10. Have you downloaded Skype and use it? I have, but don't use it.

11. Have you ever been stuck by cacti? Yes and I had to pluck the thorns one by one. Ouch.

12. Do you still have packed boxes from your last move you have yet to unpack? If so, how long have they been there? None, zero.

13. Ever have a toxic friend you had to break ties with to save your sanity? Hahaha.

Whew!!! That was fun.

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