Wednesday, March 31, 2010

#31 of 31

He is a great Husband!

How great you ask? I can't even measure. His love will make you thank GOD over and over.

To my favorite guy, my greatest blessing (along with thea), my very special love, my hero, my hearthrob: HAPPY __st BIRTHDAY! May God bless you thousandfold. Me and lil Thea love you much much.

and since it's the last of the 31 series of things I heart about you let's enumerate each one:
1.he makes me feel stronger
2.he watches jologs movies
3.he's a great dad
4.he believes in me
5.he has a big heart
6.he doesnt swear
7.he's my hearthrob!
8.he's spontaneous
9.he cooks
10.he gives me "ME" time
11.he sings
12.he appreciates
13.he gives his 101%
14.he takes us to new places
15.he listens
16.he creates a happy home
17.he updates me about work
18.he knows me
19.he doesnt shout
20.he's our hero
21.he carries thea
22.he respects
23.he's COOL
24.he excels
25.he keeps me whole
26.he embraces my flaws
27.he's my best friend
28.he communicates
29.he's the handsomest Birthday Boy on the 29th
30.he dances
31.he is my superdeeduper husband, who I love to the bones.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

#30 of 31

He dances and sings for Thea!

His repertoir varies from walts and swing, to jollibee and backyardigans dance! And when he does dance, he's all out 'walang kyeme'!

Yesterday, I heard him singing "Are you lonesome tonight?", I didnt bother disturb them because it was really nice hearing them bond. From Thea's smile when I enterned the room I know the little girl loves being close to his dad.

Alvin can really do everything for the little girl, be it a simple song or a crazy dance just to please Thea. And for that here's a yummy cupcake for you >

extra: I made this cake yesterday. And though he is sad to admit it, yeah he turned 31.
doesnt look appetizing, hehehe. but it's the pawis that counts!

Monday, March 29, 2010

#29 0f 31

He is the handsomest birthday boy today!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

#28 of 31

He communicates his fears.

A true man is not afraid to show his emotion. He shows when he's happy and when he's sad. When he's disappointed and down he tells me. Never did he hide his weakness just so he'll look macho.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

#27 of 31

He is my best friend!

We rely on, support and help each other.

There's a saying that "a good marriage is based on a talent of friendship". Our friendship has made this union a lot stronger and need I say a lot lot of FUN too!

Friday, March 26, 2010

#26 of 31

He embraces my flaws and help me make them my strength.

I can say that again, "He embraces my flaws and help me make them my strength.

"Until you spread your wings, you will never know how far can you fly!"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

#25 of 31

He keeps me whole.

Without him beside me I am already torn into pieces. He is the one God has given me to take care of me.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

#24 of 31

He excels in his work.

And still want to upgrade his skills. A wise man doesn't stop learning. He wants to train and attend lots of seminars to keep up with the high demand of programming. I sure do hope he'll be able to attend the most wanted and most searched for seminar he was eyeing since last month.

here's a related extra something:
got this poster from google reader

there are still a lot of challenges ahead and the older we get the more we realize that there are lots of things to learn. let's know how to say yes to good opportunities! keep on moving forward

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

#23 of 31

He's COOL.

Agent Alvin is always cool. At times when some would have panicked my husband keeps his cool and think. I learned from many sermons that worries wont add years to your life but my husband is the one who taught me from example that we shouldnt worry about tomorrow. We will still plan things out but if it won't work out we'll have to stay cool.

Now if I could only remember to stay cool always =D

and because i know you miss her so much here's one cutie pic

Monday, March 22, 2010

#22 of 31


He respects my views, my faith, my interests.
He considers my feelings, my thoughts, my time.
He gives attention to my words, my actions.

He loves me therefore he respects.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

#21 of 31

He carries Thea even if it means backaches.

Oh surely, a 15kg cutie baby can give you serious back pains. But her daddy doesnt mind, he loves being close to her unica hija and her little girl loves being carried by her dad.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

#20 of 31

He is our Hero

Hero means someone who made a great positive impact on our lives. Someone who will sail accross the mighty sea and kill dragons and dinosaurs to save me and thea =D

Friday, March 19, 2010

#19 of 31

He never shouts.

Nor hurt me physically or emotionally. He talks gently even during disagreements careful (very careful) not to hurt my feelings.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

#18 of 31

He knows when I dont feel okay so he tries to make me feel good.

The thing about husbands is they will know much about you. ALvin knows when I dont feel so good, even if I try to hide it =p Great part is he knows how to make my day. We are now in the Philippines and are missing him big time. We'll see him soon in a week though. Hugs and kisses to you dadda >"< :*

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Our Malay Wedding Experience

Here's a glimpse of what a Malay wedding look like!

Shah & Yuna's Wedding

The girls are seated separately from the boys so I was in charge with our cutie big girl. The ceremony was not short and we're in a tent under the scorching sun at 12noon to past 1pm. But all in all, it was a fun experience besides it is not everyday that a Malay friend marries =D So cheers to Shah and Yuna! Congrats and Best Wishes

photo op with the slim bride and the ever smiling groom

the musicians, what do we call that? kulintang ba yun, nyay nakalimutan ko na!

this is where the ceremony took place. di namin yun nakita andun kami sa rows and rows of tent sa labas ng house waiting for the Makan Time nyaha

the first photo was the long walk to the venue, the second was after the Makan and when everybody left the tent instantaneously may take out pa! wahoo

thea had lots of admirers already??? waaah... nah they just want to watch backyardigans with her

We had loads of fun!

#17 of 31

He updates me about his work loads.

Now I know what is ".Net", how boring documentation is, and the pressure of rush programming projects. It feels nice to know how my husband is doing in his work even if I'm not physically there. It is great to hear that his colleagues trust him and acknowledges his work.

Sadly some of his colleagues thinks he is superman and can do all their request in just one click, darn? It is not like that at all man.

it's been days since i declared no picture day, i have this bad mouth ulcer a size of my pinky's nail. HUGE for a mouth sore, yeah right! Alvin said I look like I had botox, I cant smile properly because it hurts. My already chubby cheeks had become chubbier therefore I declare that the no picture day is still on till this heals. PERIOD.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

#16 of 31

He creates a happy home!

He makes me laugh and the little girl laugh too to the bones =D
House is happy whenever he's around, aint complete without him.

Me and Thea will be leaving tomorrow to visit family in Pinas we will surely miss dadda even if it will only be a while till he fetch us.

my dancing sweethearts

Monday, March 15, 2010

#15 of 31

He listens to my long midnight chattering about anything even if his eyes is about to drop na.

Love it when he tries to hide that he's sleepy na just to hear me talk hahaha, di nya alam sinasadya ko minsan, makakulit lang haha! Well ngayon alam na nya, that doesnt mean I wont do it again nah!

The keywords here are "HE LISTENS". Be it awake or half awake, in the car for a short or long ride, while we're eating, in short everytime. ANd that's a great trait a must have for all you hunks out there.

Eto quote from BOB ONG: "Ang tenga kapag pinagdikit korteng puso… Extension ng puso ang tenga, kaya kapag marunog kang makinig, marunong kang magmahal."

uuuuy daming langgam nyahah!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

#14 of 31

He takes us to new places.

Whether here in Brunei or nearby Malaysia or Singapore or Bangkok (HOPEFULLY).

A week ago he took us to E1, no not ewan (that's a joke silly). It's the gateway to Panaga Beach! We took several pictures only to realize I didnt bring the cybershot's SD meaning we could only take 5 pics max with the camera. Good thing I have my 8.1 megapixel phone camera =P we were able to take Sunset pictures that I sooo love. Now if only there's a mini DSLR that we can buy those on store are so big I dont want that maybe next time pag may nakainvent na ng maliit bibili na ko ni hubby yahoo!

note to DH, i wrote this last week when we havent gone to the fair yet =D

Saturday, March 13, 2010

#13 of 31

He always give his 101% percent for me and our little girl.

Whether it is driving to a far place to ease my boredom or watching Backyardigans or Mickey Mouse non-stop - he's all in for it. A smile and some laugh makes his hardwork fully paid.

Today we're off to Bandar to dine with the rich and famous, NOT! Well, it's just a dinner with the Petrojaya family and we have to dress up! Love the dressing up, my little girl has her new dress too. Pics to follow. mwaaah

my baby and I having some fun time taking pictures while daddy tries his coat

Friday, March 12, 2010

#12 of 31

He appreciates the food that I prepare!

Wahoo, syemps pag di nya yun naappreciate wala gugutumin sya. Nah, he really does and if the food doesnt taste good enough for me he doesnt complain. He will just tell me to try again next time. In fairness I was able to cook good sinigang and kare kare, the only dish I doesnt wanna try to cook again is nilagang baka, it takes so much time to prepare tapos masebo pa. Next time na lang din siguro sa Pinas kasi may pressure cooker dun.

Here's his shoutout yesterday about our merienda!
Alvin Regalado : carbonara espesyal courtesy of my gorgeous wifey..solved!

I love the adjective for the wifey! nyahah
Cheers to more yummy dishes =D

Thursday, March 11, 2010

He sings! Yes he does =D

You read it right, he does sing! He might not be as good as Gary V nor Martin N but he can surely pull a song and earn 100 in magicsing (just choose the right song)!

Anyway, this is one of his favorites and mine too!

don't you just love the song? awwww

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

#10 of 31

He gives me "ME TIME".

When I need time alone, he'll take THea away from me and let me sleep or blog or just do whatever I want. He made me go to the Salon while he takes care of Thea. He knows I got to have those times because only then will I be able to see how blessed I am for having them.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

#9 of 31

He Cooks!

When he sees that I am super tired na from all the chores he volunteers to cook. Sure he doesnt cook like a chef but he cooks for me and just for me so I got to give him an A+++ for effort and lots of love. And yeah his dishes are yummy plus when I ask him what does he do to make it delicious he always say "I sprinkled it with love", how about that huh!

sometimes i just hope that this wont change, that we three would walk hand in hand lang lagi. but we all know she'll grow and will have to let go of our hands hopefully when the time comes when she will grab a man's hand na, he'll choose someone like her dad

Monday, March 08, 2010

#8 of 31

He tells me he loves me in a very spontaneous way!

He can make paper cranes, e-mails and twits.. all for the life of love! Knowing your husband loves you is good but hearing it straight from him is way even better. I'm just happy that my man is not the kind who's doesnt want to show how he feels.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

#7 of 31

He's my heartthrob!

My heart beats for him. Sure, I do look at men in the magazine but my man is far more good looking than those. AYIY kilig yan =D I like his chinky eyes, the funny way he laughs when I tickle him and his fab scent! Loveit.

Isnt he a cutie? And having thea near he makes him more appealing.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

#6 of 31

No Swear or Bad Words can you hear from Daddy Vhin.

Do I have to expand that?

Children Learn What They Live (1998)

by Dorothy Law Nolte (1924 - 2005)

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Friday, March 05, 2010

#5of 31

He has a big heart.

My husband has huge heart space for me and Thea, for his family, for mine, for the Pinoys and even Bruneians, for the world. The hard drive hardly says it's almost full =) His heart is big enough to give more of him to everyone he loves.

we bought thea her own laptop, hopefully she wont play with the real ones anymore =p

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Photoshop Element

I discovered that Rouge has a built in Adobe Photoshop Element (PSE). PSE is different from Photoshop. Google has so many ways on differentiating the two but in short the PSE is for non-pro while PS is for pro. The tools in PSE are a lot more easier to understand than PS, so they say, hehe I wouldnt know coz I havent tried PS yet.

Here's the link for the in-depth discussion about PSE and PS.

As for me, I will use the PSE because that's what available. Here's my first ever photoshopped or should I call it elemented picture:

Oh well, I can't make another one now because the princess is dragging me to the bed because its already nap time. Hush hush, later I will make another one when she falls asleep. That's it for now.

#4 of 31

He believes in me and my capabilities.

He does believe especially at time when I am doubting myself. He brings me back to my senses and tells me that I can and surely I CAN.

This picture will remind me to look beyond my horizon. THere's so much to explore and accomplish.

Have a happy Thursday everyone. Mwaaah

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


and here's a little dose of mommy note for you mommies out there. just a little something to take you away from my mushy Alvin posts. cheers, nyemnyem

What does motherhood mean to you

"Motherhood is all about accepting your limitations of time and energy which stretch even though sometimes it feels they could consume you.
Search for and hold on to your own true self.
If you lose that, what kind of mother can you be?

Things are always changing no matter how much we might want things to stay the same.
You can take a picture of your kids every single day and every single day they'd just be getting older.
That's a fact.
A heartbreaking fact.
But still a fact.

So seize your days and dwell in them fully.
Look to your children because they know how to inhabit brief periods of time with extreme passion.
And for nothing more, really, tan the sake of those moments.
They can help you remember that, if you only slow down and let them.
Feel fortunate because chances are good you actually might be."

from the movie "Motherhood" starring Uma Thurman.

very true:

You need to know who you really are. We shouldn't confine ourselves with the chores that occupy our time. Find something that will make you feel you, the unique you. Let's enjoy each and every day God has given us.
Carpe diem - seize the day!

#3 of 31

"He is a great dad"

Thea is very blessed to have him! Being a great dad may come with backaches but he would still carry and lift our little joy to make her happy.

Yesterday we had a nice walk at the beach here in Panaga, Seria. It was our first time to go there and we sure did had fun. If only I brought the camera's memory card we could have had taken more pics. Here's one of my fave!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

#2 of 31

He watches movies with me even if it means He has to watch jolog tagalog films!

Pero maganda naman talaga ang A Very Special Love di ba? Seriously though, it takes much love and respect to make a man watch mushy movies with you. He's not a convert, he still loves sci fi films that I dont usually like but which I am now beginning to appreciate =D

Cheers to more love story and sci-fi DVDs. Oh I wish we could get a copy of "Dear John' and "Salt".

extra: me and thea at the Billionth Barrel Monument here in Seria. It's near the beach so its windy wapoise ang hair and Thea needs to hold me kasi mahangin, as if naman tatangayin sya eh ang laki laki nya hahaha. love you anak mwaaaah

Monday, March 01, 2010

March is Alvin's Month

He'll be turning 31 on the 29th. This is the last year, as we Pinoys say, "nasa kalendaryo pa". So today and for the rest of the days of this month I will list down random things I love about him!

His love makes me feel stronger.

I don't think I am this strong as I am before. My husband's love makes me feel I can do better and so I do.

We used Rouge's webcam! Thea is sleepy already pero kami ng daddy nya smile pa din syempre =D

this is a cheesy post, skip the rest of March post if you're having trouble with me being mushy =p

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