Friday, January 30, 2009

Welcome 2009

Cheers to 09 =)
This year would definitely be a year to remember because nyemnyem’s life will surely change, as if it hasn’t yet. Come join me as I try to enumerate what I expect from myself this year as I “Embrace Change and Enjoy Life”, this year of 2009.
On Love: We’ve got to be more patient and more considerate to each other as we create our new family together. Celebrate our first year to the max.
On Family: Learn to cook at least 3 dishes this year, something that I can make the whole world taste. (Easy yan for some pero effort yan para sa kin) Greet family on their birthdays and party with them on Christmas.
On Thea: To help her discover her own personality, t o cuddle her, to sing for her, to shower her with love, to play with her, to celebrate each birthday – as in day, to keep an eye to each development she makes and the list goes on.
On Finances: Budget family’s finances, to save, save, save. To find a way to make money out of those savings.
On Self: To read a lot. To keep myself cool through a challenging year ahead of me. Hope I’ll be able to find more time to blog, I”ll make a post out of it if I have time hehhehe. For now google what colic means =)
On Church: To find a Christian community in Brunei
It is not the strongest specie that surivived,it is the one that has to ability to adopt to change. Alam nyo ba ung story ng dinosaurs and cockroaches? Dinos became extinct because they werent able to adopt to change in climate. But the cockroaches did despite their size. May we all learn to adopt to changes like cockroaches. May we all weather any storm that may pass this year.

This year's theme: Embrace Changes. Enjoy Life. Have a happy 2009 everyone!!!

Happy birthday Sweetheart!!!

Today is Thea’s 3rd month birthday!!! Happy happy birthday sweetheart =* Mommy and Daddy loves you so much.

This girl is the reason why I seldom blog nowadays. We now call her Pops, the concert queen, as she wails in an intensity 10 cry usually at around 7 to 8pm. Her daily stunt may drain mommy’s energy but no cares I love love love love her. See her 3mos pics here

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

adieu 2008

here's 08 end survey!

What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Got married and gave birth! Two things that made 2008 a year to remember!

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I did, most of it esp sa love part hehe!
Love – I did get married, though earlier than expected, May 18. And yes,the tiny new member of the family arrived last October 30.

Family – I had more bonding time with them since I took several leave this year. 1st was last May when I got married, October when I was still preggo, then November to December when I gave birth.

Church - I failed here big time, so sorry Lord. After I got married, I resigned in my Auditing work at church. Because, one I am pregnant that time and two I dont want the younger girls in the church to view my premature pregnancy to be okay.
I told our pastor that the girls need to see that I am reprimanded in some way. I was touched by what Ptr. Bert told me " Though I am sad that you are impatient I am still happy for you because I know that the baby inside you is a blessing." I have been too scared to tell him that I am pregnant and that I need to resign. Turned out, I underestimated him. (Apparently, no one at church except some family members knew I was 3 mos pregnant when I got married.)

Sa school I got 4 (the highest grade at LaSalle) for the last 2 subjects I enrolled, after which I took a leave na.

Office – there was this excel seminar and the financial modelling team that made my last year in EDC a challenging one.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Chie - to cutie Lucas
Pam - to Kiko
Angie - to Knox and Vivienne (feeling close!)

Did anyone close to you die?
None. =)

What countries did you visit?
Twice to where my hubby is. Brunei and Malaysia

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Our 4-room 2-storey house with terrace, garrage, garden, bar, entertainment room,3T&B, built-in closet and shoe closet. Hahaha! A wife can wish =P

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Two: May 18 and October 30 =), need I say why?

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Vaginal birth! Kala ko nga di ko carry eh. Actually I was crying na and told them "di ko na kaya" hehehe, but with the help of my loving mom, my husband and Doc Robles no scalpel touched my tummy! yey yey!

What was your biggest failure?

Did you suffer illness or injury?
none, thank you Lord!

What was the best thing you bought?
Every single thing I bought for Thea!

Whose behavior merited celebration?
Vhin - for making pregnancy easy even if he is miles away from me. Culprit for the 10k monthly phone bill.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
The maternity hospital nurse for giving us stressful days when she told us that baby might have galactosemia. grrrrr.

Where did most of your money go?
Baby baby baby!

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Two again. Wedding and Giving birth. More in birthing though, excited and anxious.

What song(s) will always remind you of 2007?
"My God is So Great" kantang nagpapatahan kay Thea! Galing!

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? -- happier
ii. thinner or fatter? – fatter 119 vs di ko alam, at least may reason I gave birth!
iii. richer or poorer? – richer with lovely Thea and Vhin =P

What do you wish you'd done more?

What do you wish you'd done less of?
whining heheheh

How many one-night stands?
None and never will be.

What was your favorite TV program?
di ko alam. Eat Bulaga pala! Especially when Vhin is around, laugh trip kasi sila Jose and Vic!

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Again, Hate is a very strong word.

What was the best book you read?
I am not into books this year. But was able to finish baby books like What to Expect, other titles I cant remember. Read HP book 7 again.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Alvin and his coutillion de amor lullaby dance for Thea!!!

What did you want and get?
Thea hehehe

What was your favorite film of this year?
Compared to previous years I wasnt able to watch lots of movies this year.
My favorite this year would be Sarah Geronimo's "A very special Love", funny sobra!

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Went to church because it fell on a Sunday, had a sumptuous lunch at Calumpit and a dinner date at Pampanga with my hubby! I am 29, awwww.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
None. 2008 was great =)

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Lotsa colorful preggy clothes for nyemnyem!!!

What kept you sane?
Family, Church, Friends, Office and Vhin!

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Angelina and her world trotting family heheheh

What political issue stirred you the most?
not much into politics, but US election was interesting!

Who did you miss?
I missed Vhin every month. Still I am thankful he was able to go home every other month!

Who was the best new person you met?
Mommy-friends are great! Thanks to Chie, Pam, Nin, Ellen and to all the girls who gave cool mommy tips. Hindi sila new friends, pero I had gotten to know them in a new way since I gave birth!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
Great things come in little packages. Thea brought me to a whole new world when she came!

What was the nicest thing someone told you about yourself:
You are the most gorgeous pregnant woman I've ever seen! Sino pa nga ba magsasabi nun eh di ang hubby kong pogi!!!

The most touching experience you've had this year?
When the doctor said "Mommy Emma here's your baby". aaaaawww, lahat ng hirap nawala bigla

What did you like most about yourself this year?

What did you hate most about yourself this year?
Anxiety attacks

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Salamat sayo o Panginoon ko
Sa lahat ng nangyari sa araw na ito
Lungkot man o ligaya
Sa sakit at ginhawa
Sa bawat oras ay kasama kita

Was 2008 a good year for you?

What was your favorite moment of the year?
ung 2 moments pa din =)

What was your least favorite moment of the year?
no least favorite moment

Where were you when 2008 began?
89 Poblacion, Calumpit, Bulacan! With Family - Mariano.

Who were you with?
Mariano Family. Parents, sibling and pamangkins

Where were you when 2008 ends?
218 San Marcos Calumpit BUlacan.

Who were you with when 2008 ends?
Regalado Family. But I was with Mariano Family 9-10:30pm on Dec 31st.

Do you have a new years resolution for 2009?
Will make one pa lang.

What was your favorite month of 2008?
May and October (kulet)

Did you lose anybody close to you in 2008?

Did you miss anybody in the past year?
finl engr friends

What was your favorite record from 2008?
wala yata ako nabili.

How many concerts did you see in 2008?
none =(

Did you drink a lot of alchohol in 2008?
wala din, bawal kasi preggy

Do a lot of drugs in 2008?
ob max, folic acid and lotsa vitamins hehehe

You do anything you are ashamed of this year?
none that I remember, and if there’s any I won’t tell u.

How much money did you spend in 2008?
not much money. Hehe. I spent my salary mostly on wedding and birthing =)

What was your proudest moment of 2008?
Being able to tell the world I am now a Mom!

What was your most embarrassing moment of 2008?
When the male nurse had to shave my p**** hair. Well, I didnt care much at that time all I wanted was to give birth.

If you could go back in time to any moment of 2008 and change something, what would it be?
None. 2008 is good!

What are your plans for 2009?
Move to Brunei on Feb. House by June (hi dadda!). 4-1 reunion on December.

How are you different now that the year has ended?
More fulfilled!

What are your wishes for the new year?
That Thea will grow healthy and beautiful =D and to spend more quality time with Vhin.
That everybody will realize how good God is to them, that we may be able to learn to see the goodness in other people and that we may always value the blessing of a new day.
Each day a blessing. Each day wonderful!

verse of the day