Monday, December 21, 2009


This year I planned to make a christmas card with bea's picture on it... I read in the local newspaper that Santa Clause will be available for picture taking last Saturday. I thought it would be a great idea if bea can have a picture with Santa Claus to use for our christmas card.
Whenever she would see Santa claus decoration, bea would always say "Look it's Santa Claus ( pronounced somewhat like Santa Klus LOL), even when she sees a movie or TV show that would show Santa Claus, she would say "I wanna see Santa Claus". So everything was planned out, I dressed my bea for a pictorial with Santa Claus.
While we are still at the car she was still excited and then when we went inside DFS and look for Santa's Sleigh. There was a small line when we arrived so we fixed her hair, her clothes LOL. When it was her turn for a picture, She notice that Santa Claus what indeed alive and moving... she got hysterical and started shouting and crying in fear she was even shaking. We felt so sorry for her we decided not to go thru with the pictorial ( hehehe). We just decided to go window shopping to look for a sale when we were going around the store bea heard santa's bell and saw him walking around the store handing out chocolates... my bea run shouting to her daddy crying... No more Santa claus... No more... I scared... I scared... even the sales ladies at the store felt so sorry for bea because she was really trembling in fear. So we just cut short our trip and just decided to go home.
I hope that as time past my bea will outgrow her fear and be ready for a pictorial with Santa claus next year =)..

Pixel Bug weekend... sunday swimming


It has been a long time since I joined PB due to a very busy schedule and my crazy boss LOL. Anyway I promise to try and keep up with the postings every week.

Anyway, last sunday we gave in to my daughter's request to go swimming and take a picture of the pool. Whenever we pass by the resort my daughter would always say, "I wanna go there, go swimming and take picture of bea and swimming". So we allotted the wholeday of sunday just for bea, At first she got scared of the rides but we assured her that there's nothing to be afraid of because daddy is with her.
With daddy playing by the end of the pool.....

So happy baby.....

Now, time to swim..

With mommy....

Got all tanned up =)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Tatay....

Whew, I really havent posted anythign lately so I am catching up, Ill catch up with my meme's next week.

Anyway Here is a post I am dedicating to my father....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPS!!! (this picture was taken when we went home last November).
Growing up I was not close with my father, to us he is the law in our house, he always has the last say with everything and whatever he says we should follow. But I know deep in my heart he just wants what is best for us, he has this rule in our house that we should not have any boyfriends until we finished college so due to fear from him my sister and I obliged. Looking back I am glad that I did follow him, I was able to graduate from college have a job and when I was ready to have a relationship I was more mature.
As time passes my relationship with my father change form him being my worst fear to being my good friend/pal... Of course I still respect him but the relationship we have now is much more like a friend.. That is one thing I like about him He recognizes the fact that I am a grown up now and I am capable of knowing what is right and wrong.
Who knew that a time will come that one day my father will ask me if I wanted to drink beer or just laugh at us when we get drunk from our girl's night out and would even give us the secret to avoiding having a hangover... he said to avoid hang over you have to stay drunk LOL...
To you pops... I know I have given you my fair share of disappointments and headaches but thru it all you still have faith in me that one day I will make something of myself. I thank you for loving my bea with every bone in your body even though you only get the chance to spend time with her for a short while. I know you are very proud of bea for knowing your name, knowing what's a balbas and a moustache... you have constantly praised bea for a having a good memory and for having a great self confidence. And for all the countless praises you bestow on my bea, for your concern whenever i text you if she is sick for your happiness whenever I tell you bea's newest accomplishment and for just always letting me know that though we may be far you still pray for our safety and good health.
For everything tatay... I thank you... I know because of you I am like this... I thank you for everything...
Like I told you Pops we cooked pancit and chicken for you.... so here is my bea having a bite just for you... Happy Birthday again..

pancit and chicken just for you....

Miss you pops and love you...

Who taught you that?

When bea and I went to the Philippines my sister Jo-anne and my Cousin Mary anne taught her this song.

Now she constantly sings it but instead of ALL THE SINGLE LADIES she would pronounce it like ALL THE SIDLES LIDIS hahahhahha anyway she dance while she sings too hahhaha.

She also likes to sing the station ID jingle of ABS-CBN ( bro, ikaw ang star ng pasko) whenever she would hear that song she would put on hold whatever she is doing and would sing and sway with the music ( i will have a video soon i hope )

Thanks sister =)

YEY!!! I got a package today from my good friend JOSIE.... and boy was i excited to open my gift.. It was an early christmas gift from my dear friend, We are currently renovating actually redecorating our house to make it more of a home rather than just a place we stay =).
I have been constantly babbling my mouth to my dear friend josie on my plan to take out the old blinds which is covering the patio doors. I have made my research and Ive seen curtain panels at walmart that I love but with the christmas rush I know it would be a long time before my order arrive. Good thing my sister josie answered my prayers and thru our countless chats about the curtains she asked me to send her a picture of the styles I want and she could check with the malls at her side and buy for me. WEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHH =).
After a couple of days wait.... I got my wish =) ....I so love it... she sent two sets of curtains one in brown and the other one in apple green PLUS she even sent wine glasses for my husband's project -a bar and a christmas dress for my bea... How great it this gal, right?
Anywho here is what she sent me =)

One of the curtains she sent, ill take a pic of the other one as soon as I put it up hehehheh... Excuse the mess I have a very active toddler =)

Wine glasses.... we gave it a try just to make sure it serves its purpose hahahaha
WEEEEEEEEHHHHHHH... I so love it and it goes with the holidays it looks festive hehehehhehe

This is her happy smile right now.... and this is her way of saying THANKS TITA JOSIE..
To my ever loving bestfriend and sister...
Thanks a million mare, you really made my day I appreciate the effort you have given in searching thru each and every store just to be able to find what I want. The gifts will be well treasured together with our friendship. Thanks again and I miss you so much.... love you..

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Here's something to brighten your day... it made my day.. =)

I am so busy at the office right now but whenever i feel stressed our i just look at my laptop screen and i would have a smile on my face. I took this pic last monday I told my daughter that I would take a picture of her and send it to my parents and she said mommy pose like this.. awwww how kikay di ba....
Have a nice day everyone...

Couple's Corner- Kiss and Make up

Rodliz’s Nest

For this weeks theme on couple's corner it is kiss and make up.

Whenever my husband and I would have misunderstandings I would just shut up and try not to talk to him. I just want to have silence in the moments that I feel hurt, angry or disrespected. Used to be he would constantly bug me and asked what is the problem and why I am angry/mad but thru the years he learned that it is better for us to have a period of silence, since it is no use if we talk with each other while we are still on the height of anger and pain.

So like I said on my previous post there would be nights that we would be sleeping on the ends of our bed just to avoid sleeping together LOL, but in the mornign when my husband wake up he would hug me and kiss me and say he is sorry and asked if we could be friends again. So what the heck we will be friends and a little more than that.... hahahahha

And on the rare occassions that I will be still mad and would still ignore him and go to the office without talking and saying goodbye, I would wish that someone would just deliver flowers to my office with a note saying he is sorry.... BUT that is just wishful thinking he is not that kind of a guy, but he would eventually call and asked me if I am still mad and if I am he would say he is sorry again and asked if we could be friends again heheheehhe....

It is always nice for my husband to realize one rule in our relationship- it is " I am always right and it is always his fault". LOL, kidding aside on the occassion that I made the mistake and I caused him to get angry of course at first I would be stubborn enough to get mad and even acknowledge that it is my fault but then when I see his face looking all angry and hurt I get to realize that maybe ( maybe pa no) I did something bad, So i swallow my pride and say my apologies. Then I would kiss him and give him a big reward *wink*.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Girl's Talk-Fave Gift

For thsi weeks topic on Girl's Talk it is our Fave Gifts.

Hmmmm. I am not really fond of Gifts, I prefer receiving a hand written letter on my birthdays or any special occassions. I find it much more meaningful and I treasure it the most.

I still receive gifts from my husband though, he said he is not into writing stuff and he is not very good at it. He wouls usually give me jewelries ( rings, earrings, necklace and more) but I am not into wearing jewelries with the exception of a watch and earrings.

The most recent gift I received that I treasue the most is my Laptop, It is a Sony vaio and i got the liberty of choosing the color and specs. I tried uploading a pic but my camera run out of battery. It is midnight blue in color and has a cloth like texture- I would have chosen a much more girly color but I knew I would get tired of that color in a short time so I choose a more classic color.

How about you what is your fave gift. Join us every Thursday on Girl's talk.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Couple's Corner- First Misunderstanding

Rodliz’s Nest

For this week topic on Couple's Corner it is about our Firs Misunderstanding....

Before my husband and I got married we are already living with each other for more than a year already. Since both of our families are in the Philippines with the exception of my Mother who is also working here at that time, we got the liberty of doing our own thing and just living the way we wanted to live. My husband is already used to my mother while I only get to talk to my soon to be MIL just once in a while over the phone, I must say I had a great impression on MIL =).

Then we had to come home to fulfill out promise to my father of getting married in Church, It is also my first tiem to be meeting my husband's entire family for a long time and We are already on the final stages of preparing for the wedding. Talk about having the shock of my life. Dont get me wrong.. I stil believe that they are great person and they like me for their son ( At least I hope so).

Imagine being treated as if you are the enemy to their whole clan.... To them I am the evil-witch who took away their beloved son from them. I told my hubby how I felt but he just ignored me and said I am being paranoid... he goes on saying thay they love me... Hah... really? then why then that his mom is competing with me on taking care of him? During our stay in their place his mom and I were like competing for my hubby's attention. Imagine my MIL giving my husband a cup of cofee which SHE MADE when she already knew that I made one earlier.. His mom preparing his clothes to wear after hes done with his bath. ( The nerve going thru our suitcase.... It is also where I keep my things and I have a thing of keeping my things personal). It is just a constant battle that is stressing me out. I have told my husband how i feel about it but he just ignored me again and ask me to just let his mom be. So finally I just decided to shut up and dont talk to anybody and when I don't talk my husband will get mad and he would constantly asked me what did he do to make me get mad.

I feel so alone while I am at their place, All the things we buy for them or give each one of his relatives, my MIL will specifically insist that it is from HER SON. She cannot even recognized the fact that I too am workign and I also earn a decent amount of money. But to her It is all from his SON'S POCKET every night I am there I am crying myself to sleep and my hubby just ignored my feelign and he said he doesnt want to hurt his mom's feelings just because I feel uneasy ( THE NERVE OF THIS MAN.... anyway i realized he has a point.. it has been 5 years since he saw his mom and he just wants to have a great time with her even just for a short time).

So really our first misunderstanding is just an issue of being accepted and respected. If only a person would base her decision of marrying a person just on family/relatives I would have backed out on our wedding already but then in a marriage it is only Him and I and nobody else matters. Plus we would be going back here in Saipan and live far from them LOL.

Up until now I am still waiting for the day that my in-laws would realize the fact that I am contributing to the welfare of their Son and I am the best decision that he has ever taken in his entire life... HAHAHHA.

In the more than 7 years that we had been togethe we had gone thru a lot of misunderstandings.. sometimes we just go on for day's without talking ( well at least I can go on that long-mu hubby cannot stand a day without talking to me). We would have times that we sleep at the far end of the bed just to avoid sleeping together (LOL) but as soon as we wake up my hubby would say he is sorry and he would say Can we be friends again? Hahaha so We will be and more than that ...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

PBW- father daughter bonding


It is been a long time since I joined Pixel Bug but I am now back LOL.

Although I am a day late in posting-blame it on the unending paperworks that needs to be done everyday eversince I came back from my so-called vacation.

Anyway, as my previous post indicated, last Friday a selfless man brought so much fear and sadness all through the island.

My husband and I decided that we just spend the weekend at our home where we can be safe.

I captured a rare moment between my hubby and daughter while they are playing around...It is the first time that bea willingly posed with her dad for a picture. Usually my daughter will play with her dad for a while then just suddenly she will get irritated with her dad and ask him to stop bothering her LOL... she will even ask her dad to sit in a spot a way from her..

It is still good to see they had lots of fun tickling each other-for my hubby's part bea keeps on jumping on his tummy and keeps on hitting him and bitting him... poor hubby but i think he still enjoyed it.

How about you how was your weekend? Join us every monday on pixel bug and share us how your weekend went.

Monday, November 23, 2009


To the first person who ever welcomed me into the blogniverse HAPPY BIRTHDAY.....
May the Lord bless you with much happiness today and forever....

How can one person be capable of inflicting so much harm

On friday, the whole island of Saipan was shaken by a Tragic news...

One gun man open fired killing five including himself, injuring almost 9 person in a shooting rampage. As news develops it turns out that the shooting was planned... I can't imagine how one person can do so much damage and leave so much sadness with just a selfless act.

What's troubling is he killed and injured children during his rampage... one girl who survived after being shot in the chest was supposed to celebrate her birhtday that day, her mom was out shopping for things to be used on her birthday, unfortunately that day, the gunman who was working at a shooting range close to their home open fire on her family killing his father, uncle, cousin and even her 2 year old sister... Imagine what a birthday memory that incident will leave the girl. The girl's mom is also pregnant with her first son... but how can you celebrate life if in an instant you lost your husband and your baby girl just because of a selfless man...

I for one can never imagine how much pain loosing your child and husband like that while your taking care of an injured daughter..... My heart goes out for the victims of the tragedy.

For me particulary on that day, I was not feeling well so i took the day off, I told my self just to sleep the whole afternoon before I pick up bea from the babysitter.. Around 3 pm I received a call from my husband asking me to pick up bea from the baby sitter house, at that time there where a lot of speculations that their are armed men going throughout the island just shooting randomly, my heart stopped at that time.. Bea's babysitter's house is near a school and with the recent shooting rampage happenign in schools especially in the Mainland I can't help myself but to worry. I drove as fast as I could but also with much fear that I may come accross this shooter's . Thank God My daughter is safe...

I pray for all the victims of this tragedy especially those who have lost their loved ones.. May God be your strength and light in this times of darkness and sadness...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Girl's Talk-fave past time

Yey... it's Thursday once again and wheww I am sure glad I am back on my routine =)
For this week's theme on GT it's our favorite past time....
I love reading.... just about anything that interest me (last book I read was "My sister's keeper")
I used to cross-stitch but with my hectic schedule right now I dont have enough time to finish one... but soon i'll get back to it.
I love internet shopping.... I really don't have time to window shop and prices here in the island are way higher than internet prices so I usually do my shopping over the internet..
Blogging is my new fave past time.
Cooking and Baking is another past time that I Love... when I am in the kitchen nobody else should be there except if I need help ( It irritates me when while I'm cooking somebody is at my back and watching over what I am doing )
And most of all my fave past time right now is just spending my free time with my daughter and husband..
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Our First Year Together....

At last, I can join my weekly meme's Hooray.... for this weeks theme at Couple's Corner it is our First Year as Husband and wives...

Well for starter it wasnt easy... LOL, Imagine being with a stranger 24/7 heheh just kidding.

Kidding aside our first year together was full of ups and downs... it is the stage where you really get to know each other very well. All your inhibitions with each other would be gone just by getting married.

For us particulary our, First year together as husband and wife was made more difficult by the fact that a few days before our wedding in the Philippines, I was diagnosed with PCOD ( polycystic ovarian disease) what a great wedding gift =(. There I was wanting to start our new life with the man of my dreams hoping that someday we would have our own little family..Then with just a couple of test and ultrasound.... the doctor said... I am sorry to tell you this but you would be having a great difficulty getting pregnant and the chances of having a child is remote even with the help of medicine....

We started our first year together on a rough start....I keep hiding my true feelings that I feel incomplete and I just pretended that I am alright. Little did I know that he knew deep inside I am a wreck... He knew from the start that I wanted to be a MOM.... probably because I have promised myself to be a great mother to my child... that I wont be like my own mother.... that I would be better...

Being infertile, lessens your self confidence... at times you would feel as if your worthless.. that you are not complete... you always look at your self as subsidiary and not worth it.... Having faced with this issue I must say It has affected our marriage life greatly.

At one point my husband told me ( while I am in my self pity mode)- I wished I never married you.... Maybe then you wont feel more pressured to give me a child... maybe then you would see that I am here and what's more important is the life we make together ... you and I, I never said that I would marry you just to have kids... I married you because I want to spend my life with you and not what you can give me... He goes on begging... Please baby, just for once... think of how great we are together before we knew of your condition... how much we have fun.. how much love we gave each other... how blissbul life was.. He even said, if it is really hard for you to go on with this marriage and if it would really make your life miserable just thinking of what we dont have rather than what we have right now, I think it is best if we separate and give each other freedom ( Gusto pa ko idivorce on our first year together heheheh).

Well that was my wake up call, that night I think about what he has said and I just prayed to God that if I can't be a mom just help me to be a better wife. After almost a year of self pity, I woke up and see how much God blessed me with a wonderful guy who was willing to accept me with all my imperfections and who is still willing to spend his whole life with me ( with or without a kid).
Our first year may not be perfect but I believe it was the start of a deeper relationship with my husband. One that is past the honeymoon stage, realizing that this man would be my forever, the one who would always be at my side no matter what and who loves me more than his life.

We may have started at the wrong side but I think we would catch up and finish on top =)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Im Back =)

Yey! finally I am home... it is good to be home at last.
We arrived here in Saipan yesterday at 2 am, Thankfully my bea slept all thru our flight, we had to take 3 plane rides from manila on the way to saipan and with all those 3 bea slept all thru the flight which is good for me heheheh.
Anyway she is better now at least she was seen by a great doctor who specializes on kidneys and stuff ( i think they call those doctors nephralogist... i forgot hehehhe blame it on jet lag).
Bea enjoyed Philippines so much.... she was the queen there that anything she touches becomes her own.... She was very bossy and a lot of times I give her time out but whenever I do she would wail her heart out and out comes her rescuers.... they would ask me not to scold her and just let her be. Even when she gets to the point of hitting my 7 yr. old niece because she wants to get her toys of things my relatives even my sister would tell my niece just to get out of bea's way so as not to make her angry. She was definitely spoiled in the Philippines and I think she knows that.
We had a great time in the philippines expecially bea... she got to see the Manila zoo and Mall of Asia... and everyday we get to go to the mall...
Ill have more post and pics as soon as i shake off my jet lag LOL...
Im just so glad to be back...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

im in the philippines!!! oh and im almost going back

To all my blogging friends Im sorry that I have not been able to update my blog. I bought SMART BRO to use with my laptop but it is longer to connect than a dial up c0onnection. And if im lucky to get a connection it would be super slow that i cannot even read my email. GRRRRRRRRRRRR

Anyway, my bea is better now she is happy as can be.... We will be going back to our home this saturday we will be arriving on Saipan at 1:20 am Sunday... Can wait to go back to my old routine... I feel bored here not being able to go to work and stuff... LOL

But I will miss most after I start working again is the chance to be with my bea 24/7 it feels great to be there for her all the time.....

Till then my blogging friends... I will be back soon =)

Thanks to niko, mommy liz and clarissa for your message..... I am sure glad bea is fine now... I will have lots of blogs about our trip...... Till then.... MWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Friday, October 30, 2009


as my previous post have stated my daughter and I will be going back to philippines to seek further treatment and find our what made her sick. As i write my blog entry now, we are in nagoya japan... we have to wait here for 8 hrs. welll 3 hrs. down 5 more to go....

I want to extend my apologies to mommy liz, niko and mommy cris for not joining our meme for this week and i think i wont be able to join until I come back to saipan on november 14, 2009....... Ill try to catch up as soon as possible.

My daughter is happy.... she has been very hyper active on the plane and she thinks we were still on ground while we were airborne she keeps on saying "I Want to play in slide" hehehhe...

She got scared though everytime we encounter turbulence..... it is a very bumpy ride....

Anyway.... she still seemed happy......

we would be arriving in the philippines at 11:15 this evening I hope my bea just sleep thru the flight.....

Monday, October 26, 2009

Update on my Bea

My bea feels better now... at least she doesnt cry anymore whenever she pees- NO MORE AWIE. Last night we had no choice but to rush her to the Emergency Room since she woke up in her sleep crying and shouting AWIE... apparently she is peeing... Really hard for any mother to see thier child in pain. After spending 4 hours in the Ememrgency Room ( that is why I am hesistant to go to the only hospital here in Saipan, not that there are a lot of patient in the Emergency room- the Hospital is short in Doctors), I prefer going to a private clinic but since bea could not stand the pain anymore we did not have a choice but to go to the hospital.
When we reached the hospital bea is already developing a fever and she is very fussy. They had her urine tested and they gave her a bitter paracetamol which made her vomit ( My frustration level getting higher). I requested for an alternate medicine but the nurse said that is all they have. ( GRRRRRRR). If only my daughter can still manage to wait until monday so we just have to go to a private clinic, but since she is not I had to hold my temper.
After 4 hours ( note that 85% of it was just waiting for a doctor to see us), we were given antibiotics for bea to take 2x a day for the next 7 days. Thankfully after her initial dose, she slept thru the night ( oh, we came home at 2 am already).
Since I am not that confident also with the health care in this island ( like most of the residents here), my husband and I decided that bea needs to have a General check up and we can only avail of that thru off island treatments.
So, bea and I will be coming home to the Philippines on Oct. 30, 2009 we will be arriving in Manila at 11:15 pm and from there go straight to Baguio City. Although it is a bittersweet come back I am still glad that bea will be able to see her grandparents and all my relatives.
I am so nervous going home since we have to go to Nagoya Japan for a 7 hrs and 40 minutes stop over before we can reach manila. I just hope bea can endure the long flight and she behaves the entire time.
My husband will be staying behind since he is busy with his work and I have finished my tax reports due at the end of the month I have more time to spare than he is.
It is so hard for a mom at times like this.... but I will do anything just for my princess to get better...
I am asking all of you for your prayers that my bea will have a good result on her check up in the Philippines and that No more typhoon will come.. Thanks in advance..

pixel bug weekend-relaxing at the beach


Happy Monday everyone!

Its another week for our pixel bug. My week started okay but then later on the day I noticed my bea having pain while urinating. She keeps on saying AWIE ( her term for ouch) with scream really scary and heart breaking seeing her so helpless. It really brings me to tears just looking at her.

Anyway that morning we went to the beach to play in the sand. here are some of our pics...

See how happy we started our week?
Sunken Old Japanese Tank.
Our masterpiece =)
I missed that smile the whole weekend....
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Friday, October 23, 2009


mommy moments

Happy Friday Everyone!

Its another day for our Mommy Momments and for this weeks topic it's the dreaded tantrums. My bea has bouts of tantrums almost everyday probably because she is in her terrible two's phase ( hehehehe). Whenever she wants something she cries... even before I can understand what she wants she is already wailing her heart out.

It is hard for parents expecially mommies to deal with tantrums... I for one gets crazy whenever my sweet angel throws her tantrum fits. At times Ill just be quiet and ignore her then she will stop but most of the time if you ignore her she will cry more.... if you console her she will cry even more ..... It is a constant battle dealing with tantrums.

What usually works for bea is when I Yell at her and warn her that if she doesnt behave she would have to go to time out... she hates being placed on a corner (LOL). But sometimes that doesnt work also... That will be the time I would really be quiet and just look at her in the eye and dont say a word.. she would know by then that I am M_A_D and it is time for her to stop whinning...

What I love about my daughter is after her tantrum fits she would come to me and kiss me and say Mommy... sorry...

I still have a long way to go before my daughter outgrews this toddler stage and I am thinking by that time I would already have a full head of gray hair... lucky if I dont get bald by that time LOL.

This is my bea last saturday, she was asking for ice cream before she even ate her lunch.. of course I said NO.... I was scolding her that is why she looks like this ... I posted this pic on my friendster account and my dad who saw this pic immediately texted me and asked why I am making my daughter cry ( Hay, Grandparents!)

and there you go........

That's really how she cries... tears falling down like river.... shouting like we are on top of the mountain.... Really make me crazy....

How about you how does your kids show their tantrum fits? Share with us on Mommy Momments...

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Girl's Talk- Favorite Dress

Oh my, It's thursday already? Im a little happy that the week is almost over but at the same time a little bit hesitant to enjoy my weekend knowing that on monday will be the same hectic work week for me. The good news is, Tax reports are due next friday, so after that week, I can continue my bloghopping.

To all those who left comments... THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ MY BLOG.... I so love you... Promise i'll get back to you as soon as I am free.

Anyway, It's another week for our Girl's Talk and this week we get to talk about our fave dresses. When I am working in the office I usually would wear black trousers and a blouse, or sometimes whenever I feel like it I would wear a simple dress.

Here are some of my dresses.... It is simple but it is super comfy =)

Above picture is what I would usually wear at home, my ever favorite DUSTER ( sun dress- philippine version. LOL) It is roomy and comfortable expecially fitting in this hot weather in our tiny island... I intended to take a picture of the ones I have at home but it would be a disgrace to show them here... They have already served their purpose and went way beyond.. =)
Enjoy us at Girl's talk every thursday and get the chance to bond with us Girl's.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Couple's Corner-The first time we met/dined out

Happy wednesday everyone! It is time again for our couples corner and this week we get to share our experience about the first time we met /dined out with our partners.

The first time I met my husband was around February of 2002, that time I am just about a few months here in Saipan. My mother at that time was in the Philippines to fix a problem we had with my sister ( she got pregnant and my dad who lives with her doesnt have any idea about her condition). It was lonely being alone in our room at the company provided barracks for my mom ( I used to share a room with her), but i took that time to learn how to live independently.

Since I am just new with the company, I was from time to time being assigned to the different business activities of the company. At that time I was assigned at the video shop since the clerk in charge did not report for work.

I still can remember vividly how my prince charming entered the video shop, he was wearing a red shirt which was their uniform =) and the first phrase he blurted was- kamukha mo ung ex-girl friend ( you look like my ex-girlfriend) How rude! LOL. In my mind I told my self this guy is so fresh and he is really annoying. He asked me if he could rent a tape and I asked him to sign a membership form, he said Do I have to? I'm like DUH.... of course naman no( as if friends kami) .

After I got the information from and checked out the tape, he asked me if I have a ride home. I told him I have paid someone to take care of my transportation and then he just said okay.

The next day.... he went back to the video shop during his lunch break he told me he was so disappointed to find out that I was not working their at that time... he came back that afternoon ( i'm usually assigned at the video shop from 5pm-9pm) he asked me again if he could drop me at our home... well what do you know my ever reliable ride just called and he said his car broke down and if I could aske someone from work to drop me at our house instead.

I accepted his offer ( that is the first time that I have done that, hey I am desperate LOL), before we went home he asked if we could eat first as he was startving, I said okay as if I have a choice I am at his mercy LOL. We ate at Jolibee and I think I ordered shanghai rolls and he ordered palabok. Like Mommy Liz I only eat a portion of my meal ( hehehhehe dont want him to have the impression that I ate a lot). After the diner he drop me home and we said our good bye ( like niko- no kiss or hug also)

It was the start of our friendship, back then I was in the process of ending a 3 year relationship to a person I prefer to forget =(, he was there when I needed someone to give me advice, a shoulder to cry on. He has given me the confidence to move one and to realize that I deserve someone better ( meaning HIM)... From the looks of it I think he took advantage of my situation hahahha.

And for the record I don't look like his ex girlfriend.... please I dont want to be associated with them hahahhaha.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Von Voyage! Ill miss you but I am happy for you!

This is a post that I am dedicating for my sister Josie,

Only a couple of days left until you leave us behind. You will know move to a greener pasture and you will leave behind this Island that you have called home for more than five years and even the people you have called family. You have shared so much of your life not only with your company but also to the people who surrounds you.

I, for one had been given the priveledge of meeting you, get to know you and eventually be your friend/bestfriend and sister. We may not have the same opinion on things but what distinguish us from others is our differences had made us better friends. We respect each others opinion and views and we do not hesitate to give each other a piece of our mind and give the best advice that we could give.

You have taught me a lot thru your personal experiences which I am truly grateful. Sis, Thank you for giving me the chance to know you more, thank you for trusting me with everything I feel honored to be your friend.

It would be selfish of me to wish that you just stay here and never leave us behind, but deep inside my heart I truly wish you to have a fresh start, a chance to improve your knowledge. an opportunity to see the world and be the best that you can be.

I love you sis and please be safe on your next destination.... I am sad that I wont see you constantly but hey, we still have the internet to keep us connected.... Till then sis and see you arround.

PB Weekend-Celebration of New life!

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For this weeks Pixel Bug weekend I have been blessed to witness the celebration of new life.
First, My kumare (God mother of my bea), has given birth to her first ever baby girl Stephanie Joyce last Oct. 16, 2009. Like me she has also waited for a long time ( 6years!) to be blessed with a miracle of her own. It is always a great feeling to see a new born baby... so pure... so full of joy...

To my kumare Noemi.... Congratulations and I wish Steph will grow into a beautiful and smart woman like us. LOL .
Last, saturday I attended the wedding of my husbands former co-worker, Ate Dory ( I think she is about 53 yrs. old). I have known her eversince my hubby and I started dating, back then she is in a relationship with my hubbys bestfriend. Unfortunately, her boyfriend then, died of kidney failure and complication. Last year, her contract with the company was not renewed and she was forced to leave Saipan and search for work elsewhere. After working for more than 10 years with the same company giving all that you can give and just be put in that position must be really heart wrenching.

God really moves in mysterious ways, despite the downs Ate Dory had experienced she was given the chance to meet her bestfriend and to have someone who can take care and love her for the rest of her life. She was given the chance to have the wedding of her dreams for the first time. While most of us are married at a young age, she just had her chance of her own fairy tale at this age. I like one of the songs at her wedding party, I am not sure of the title but the song fit them, it goes like this " Im lucky I'm inlove with my bestfried ..... la lalalala" Please help me on the title hehehehehe.

To Ate Dory and her new Husband Victor... you trully deserve each other and you both deserve to be happy... Best wishes..

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Happy MOnday Every one!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mommy Momments-Trip to the Mall

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Yay! FRIDAY....
Its another week for our Mommy Moments and this weeks theme is Trip to the Mall.
In our tiny island we really dont have a Mall, We only have department stores that sells everything. It is good though 'coz you get to go grocery shopping then look for clothes, toys and shoes at the same time.

The closest thing to a mall that we have here in the island is the Duty Free Shop (DFS) it is only about 2 flrs. high and it sells all name brand items from clothes, liquour cigarette and accessories. Inside the DFS there is also a small plya area for the kids and a small coffee shop and thats it.

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Happy weekend everyone...

Thanks Template Mama

Yey! I finally was able to change my lay out.... being a neophite in the blogniverse (as niko calls it) and I have been looking for ways on how to atleast give my blog a little less than ordinary appeal.

Thanks to Template Mama i now have a new blog template.

this is her link:

I am so happy (BIG GRIN)!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Girl's talk-fave Shoes

It's Thursday already and I forgot to take a picture of my shoes =). Luckily, I can go to the stores website and get an image from there.

I usually wear flat shoes whenever I am with my daughter or if I am not in the office. I have a history of tripping down and I do not want to have an accident while I am carrying my daughter. I bought this shoes last week to pair with a dress that I bought for an occassion.

The 2nd shoe, I use it whenever I am out with friends, it is cute but Ive used it only a couple of times the leather straps are hard and its not comfortable, but I still like it as they say Beauty is Pain =).

The last pic is pretty much how my office shoes looks like. It is very hot here in the islands and strappy heels are recommended.

And when I am just running my errands like grocery shopping or bargain hunting I would usually wear flip flops.

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