Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Great men!

photo mike clarke for inquirer Police carrying an elderly couple from Pasig. Good job!!! (Nakita nyo ba si Lola nakasalo yung kamay sa palda nya certified dalagang Pilipina!)
click the link to find the story of another great young man: An 18-year-old construction worker braved rampaging floods in the Philippines to save more than 30 people, but ended up sacrificing his life in a last trip to rescue a baby girl and her mother who were being swept away on a styrofoam box. from http://www.theage.com.au/

Celebrities can turn to real life heroes too:
Here's Gerald Anderson's pic i got from SPOT.PH:i heart the young man!
"“Gerald tried to check on us since he knows and he saw I have three small kids with me, plus the house staff. The whole ground floor of our house was affected by the water. We told him we [were] still okay, and the second time he went back to us there, he was with Cesar Montano and Bayani Agbayani, plus others. We [asked them to] check on [the street where my brother lives],” says Dr. Murao."from SPOT.PH

WHy do I like him? Well, he didnt meant to publish the good act he did for his neighbors. He's just checking on them thats it. No big rubber boat but heck he wade in the water pa din, only a brave man with a huge heart can do that. Why am I partial with the other celeb with the rubber boat? Coz he has a movie co-starring the girl he saved and there were others who needed his help on the way. I dont know if the news lack info but I hope he did save the other children who got stranded too. Enough for negative vibes.
Oh one last, if Jacque Bermejo did put that comment on Facebook, I hope she'll find a place to hide coz lots of Pinoys are angry at her right now.
Other real life heroes are unknown. Their stories would not be read in papers nor their face be seen on TV but their names will be etched on the hearts of those they've helped. God bless them.

We can be a hero too. We just have to stand up and act.

Monday, September 28, 2009

ONDOY September 26, 2009

It was a typhoon like no other. Hit Manila by surprise. Philstar says its a month worth of rain, it fell for only 6 hours. ABSCBN said it has affected more than 30 areas in Luzon including Metro Manila. Worst part is it left 73 dead and 300,000 displaced Filipinos including two of my sisters and all my in-laws in Calumpit.

I still dont know the whereabouts of Yeyeng she hasnt replied yet, but Nanay said the flood came almost instantaneously and they were only able to save their lives the rest of the things are somewhere deep in the water, now maybe in mud.

Ate Mai happened to text me just this morning and we are grateful that they too are safe. They have 2 floors so they were able to save some appliance except for the refrigerator and other heavy stuff. They found refuge at a school's 3rd floor. THe kids are now in Calumpit while the pair is busy taking the mud off their house.

Our house in Poblacion and Ate La's in La Res are safe. Thank You Lord. However, in-laws house , Nanay A, Kuya Pedo and Ate Ellen's, were all affected. Thankfuly that the gravity of the flood is not as serious as it was in Manila. Were hoping that the Dam will not release more water that might flood the areas again.

They say that UERM in Sta Mesa got flooded up to 3rd floor. I wonder what happened to patients on those floors. To let you see how serious the typhoon was here are some pics and videos.
parkway village - google says its near munoz market
park st katipunan
ayala underpass

God speed you all.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


That's Stay At Home Mom.

I will post this poem for myself. To remind me of the job that I chose is something worth more than any recognition the corporate world can give me.

A Mother's Prayer

Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day,
With little time to stop and pray.
For life's been anything but calm
Since you called me to be a mom.
Running errands, matching socks,
Building dreams with wooden blocks.
Cooking, cleaning, finding shoes,
And other stuff that children lose.
Fitting lids on bottled bugs,
Wiping tears and giving hugs.
A stack of last week's mail to read-
So where's the time I need?
Yet when I steal a moment, Lord,
Just at the sink or ironing board,
To ask the blessing of your grace,
I see then in my small one's face
That you have blessed me
All the while-
And I stoop to kiss
That precious smile.


here's another one

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life.
She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother.
She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference. At times she got discouraged because so much of what whe did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated. "Is it worh it" She often wondered.
"Is there something better that I could be doing with my time?"
It was during one of these moments of questioning that she heard the still small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart.
"You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be."
Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye. " But I notice."
Most of what you give is done without remuneration. "But I am your reward."
Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support. Your influence upon him is greater than you think and more powerful than you will ever know. I bless him through your service and honor him through your love.
Your children are precious to me.. Even more precious than they are to you. I have entrusted them to your care to raise for me. What you invest in them is an offering to me.
You may never be in the public spotlight, But your obedience shines as a bright
light before me. Continue on. Remember you are MY Servant.
Do all to please me.
by. Roy Lessin

my little girl

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I am using Wendy a.k.a. The new phone. My sweethearts are already sleeping and I am now in bed bfdng while typing, nyay. So ok here are the things that transpired causing me not to blog:

1.Learning how to bake. I'm loving it big time. The first cake went to the trash though. Important lesson:if your a newbie always follow the recipe. Btw, this afternoon I made a rigatoni tuna and pizza! Love eat =D

2.Gossip girl. I guess i'll continue my hiatus a lil bit more until I finish the 1st season of GG.

3.we've found 'reader's haven' yahoo! I bought john grisham and sparks. I also bought alias, left behind and I forgot the other 1 from another bookstore, these 3 I got for $2 each. Making blogging more difficult.

4.The dear mother and MIL will come for thea's party. I am busy planning of activities, lest they'll get bored. Reason why I am sharpening my baking skills; that way I could teach them how.

5.Thea. She needs more of me now. She stands in d stroller, grabs everything and eats anything er not eat she just put everything in her mouth.

6.CHORES. Lots of it.

extras and other nonsense =P
-Kanye West is so bastos. Ganda pa naman ni Taylor Swift sa gown nya =)
-Serena Williams should take anger management seminar, hehehe.
-Kiko Pangilinan backing out of VP is a good move.
-KOrina is in the limelight now, a bad light. Is she that bad???

Losyang Meter #1. If while inside the house a surprise "posh" visitor comes in and instead of running for the door to open it you wanted to go and change your clothes and fix your hair, beware!

I learned that muffin is different from cupcakes. They look the same to me, their taste doesnt differ much either. Me thinks.

I also learned that baking soda is different from baking powder. And you cant substitute.

I have a new shades =) Now I need a nice sundress to go with it, nyahaha.

Aidilfitri on Sunday. NO WORK on Monday and Tuesday. Malaysia here we come!!! I am excited =D Selamat Hari Raya!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

2 months to go and she'll turn 1

Yahoo, my little girl who isnt so little anymore turned 10 months last Sunday. Happy birthday sweetheart. Mommy loves you so so much. The pics are taking so much time to upload, I used the new phone and it got 8.1MP - ok now I'm bragging harhar.
pic during my birthday syempre terno ulit kaming magina. nagsusungit sya nun eh ayaw magpapicture
laki na talaga ni THea and she's only 10 months
look at her arm may bandage strip. culprit:mosquito grrrr

Thea can roam around... crawling or just pushing her butt till she reaches her destination. She can stand in the stroller that's why it's really hard to leave her there. One time I was cooking and left her at the stroller a while later she's calling me "Ma" and I was like " sandali lang anak nag-aayos lang si mommy" the she said again "Ma" yung naiiiyak iyak na only then di I saw na nakalusot na yung 2 paa nya sa isang hole and malalaglag na sya. Nyaiks. Good thing marunong na syang tumawag kay Mommy!

Oh she loves backyardigans too, pero yung intro lang. Have I mentioned her clothes are for 3 years old? Yeah she's that big alryt! She likes biscuits but doesnt like rice a pain pag pinapakain especially when I cook something just for her. Heartbreaking... Oh well, she'll eat din naman eventually...

We'll celebrate her birthday here in Brunei. We booked the place already. We'll celebrate na lang ulit dyan sa Pinas when we go home on December, ok?

extra: young love is sweet love really! i had this friend request from a certain kid named "suman" who i've been ignoring until i saw a pic and thought maybe i do know who suman is. so i clicked the link and yeah i know him alright - my cousin who's 16 or 17 years old. the primary photo has his and her gf with a title "suman and puto". ahem so that's why he's suman. soooo sweeeet nakakasamid. nyahaha

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

My birthday blog

For so long I've been waiting for August 31 to fall on a Monday para official holiday sa Pinas. And finally, this year is the year! You see, its the National Heroes Day every last Sunday of August and the Monday following that day is an official Holiday in the Philippines.
But the thing is we are not in Manila and there's work here in Brunei!
That doesnt mean I didnt had a great time on my day. It's my day and surely I am entitled to have a grand time! And marve time indeed. A day with my princess and my husband is always GREAT!
Its my first birthday as a mommy and I have to tell you I had a different way of celebrating my day. Yes, being a mom is life changing. No, I am not complaining as Thea changed my life in a better way.
I cooked sinigang for lunch and baked brownies for merienda, (breastfeeding and watching backyardigans in between).Hubby bought pizza too from Fratinnis. Sarap tsibog galore kami. Then we had a fancy dinner at an American resto, a little fancy than the usual meal =)
Facebook is the "in' thing now to greet friends. And I had tons of greeting from my uber friendships. here's my facebook profile Thank you everyone for remembering. I really love greetings on my day, who doesnt duh?
Salamat sa facebook greetings: Thanks to my lovely cousin Zaydee, pretty Trixie, my kaberthday Nelda, Mark T.,Kap, sweetie Bunz, Gaye, Victor, Dinah, Ate Vi, Rose, supermom CHie, monstermon, noyeen, Rodney, Jen B., Apple R., Jan Tiu, cutesy Cindy, Zennia, bestie Geng, Amie, Marivi, Moppet, Jonna, Apple H and Inets.

Friendster greeting naman from Rhea and Tina. Girls, magfacebook na din kayo. Ooops Inets greeted me there too, makulit na bata =) Love you inet!

And syempre mawawala ba ang texters? On top of the list, at exactly 12am, Inets texted me! Hehehe, then comes the texts from family: Ate lah, Ate Mai, Ate Leng, Madear, Nanay A, Lenlen, Aileen and Tatay Fred. There's a text from Udette too =) Tenchu tenchu very much!!! Mariano fam had a celebration last SUnday for my and ate lengs birthday. Haaaay, I miss them =) mwaaaah.

12am Thea woke up and was looking for milky ni mommy, hubby who's about to greet me backed out making way for Thea. A while later the baby went back to sleep, way lang nya yun para batiin si mommy! After making sure the baby's asleep Hubby gave me a kiss and a present - "the present". (Have I mentioned I chose #2? - thats another kwento)Anyway, he handed me the red box! I am still super excited when I opened it, as if I wasnt around when we bought it, hehehe! Thanks much sweetie for the gift. 3 years na natin cinecelebrate ang bday ko! Sayang walang Starbucks dito noh? Seriously, I am happy to spend the day with you and Thea. I will always want to celebrate it with both of you.

Last, thank you dear Lord for giving me another year to live and cherish. Thank you for the great new blessings You have showered me. Guide me Father as I live this new year and please help me be a better wife, mother, daughter, sister and a friend. Love, nyemnyem.

verse of the day