Bonding with the SIBS

Two of my favorite things  to do in this world are spending time and having fun with my siblings. I love how we waste our time teasing, arguing, even laughing our asses off over some really stupid stuff and best of all sharing food with them not to mention the late night pig-outs. How I wish I still live with 'em or  lives near them so that we can always share our lives together. But that was not the case that's why we made sure to have a bonding moment when I got the chance to be home for the second time early this year. Too bad our parents weren't able to come with us due to our mom's condition (because she's still recovering from a stroke) and also I don't have my hubby and my daughter with me that time. 

Anyway, we started off by eating our lunch at karate kid, then watched the horror comedy movie bulong (eh gusto lang namin matawa), after that we went straight to story land wherein we ate hotdog on stick paired with fruit shake then played a lot of those ticket redemption game machines hehe. My niece claimed the prizes that corresponds to the number of tickets we've got. She took home 3dora pencils, 2sharpeners, 2erasers, and 2crispy patata all at her discretion. After that, we're all tired and broke (as if, lol!). Before we go home we also bought 2 pieces of krispy kreme doughnuts for our nanay and tatay (ang ending kaming dalawa lang  din ng brother ko ang lumafang, busog na daw kasi sila chos!) plus a cake for our aunt who's celebrating her birthday that very day. It's almost dinner time when we got home, we just rest for a bit and went straight to the birthday where we ate our dinner together with other relatives. It was a fun day, I hope we can do it again very very soon. <3


lez go to the fiesta

During the fiesta at the nearby town called Cansadan, my daughter Hail went with her Lola sa tuhod (great-grandmother) a very dear friend of her invited our family for "salo-salo". We don't have plans of going there so as for my daughter that's why after she took a bath, I send her for an afternoon nap. When she's almost getting half-asleep her Lola woke her up, granny really wants to bring her apo. I put these set of purple outfit on her and off  they went.
One purple-ish day. March, 2011.
Still half-asleep. Lol!
Hail with her great-grandmother inside the tricycle, ready and about to go.
Since she doesn't get enough sleep that day, she didn't enjoy it as well. All she did was let her Ate carried her during their stay and she even fell asleep to their way back home. Being with Hail everyday, I already knew what's going to happen in this trip, I just let our Lola do what she wants and somehow have fun with her one  and only apo sa tuhod. After all, my daughter is very lucky not just by having her granny around but with the chance of doing different stuff together with her Lola. We can't really buy back time, so spend it with the people that we love as much as we can. :)
It's the same get up that she wore last New Year's Eve except for the skirt. :)

Lil'Miss Pink

One fine morning with my lil' girl in pink.
Photos were taken when she was 3months old. April, 2009.
With pretty boy uncle Jae.
Isn't he the cutest with his lovely pose.:)


Whenever we're in the malls or any novelty shops we never fail to spend time at toys section. It's not that we're always buying something for our daughter but we enjoy seeing her to have fun and be delighted by different colorful things she finds in there. And since she's not at the age of "buy me this or I'll outburst and you'll get embarrassed" we allow her to explore and roam around the place. I hope we can just keep her this way. (*crossed-fingers*) hehe

I missed the days when I just have to parked her somewhere and do the shopping, like this one. ;)

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MMDA to the rescue!

Last February, I got the chance to went to Manila twice. The first one was with my husband and daughter due to my grandma's death and a week after we came back home I needed to go again all by myself to do some transaction. Anyways, I just wanted to add this post because it's really hardcore! Yeah you read it right, hardcore! LOL! This all happened during my second visit.
This is me together with the MMDA traffic enforcer assigned in Paranaque around Coastal Mall area. 

So why the hell I'm with this man? No, I didn't violate any traffic rules hehe. Okay, after my 4days stay in Manila I needed to fly back home immediately. My ticket was scheduled for 10am and I needed to get to the airport as early as 8 o'clock. Since I am travelling alone my plan was to ride a bus from Fairview to Baclaran and from there I'll get a cab all the way to Terminal 3. 

The day has come, I did the bus ride as early as 6'oclock even though I have no idea where exactly the Baclaran Church was. I just made myself believe that the driver would eventually shout and announce once we got there. During the trip I was so attentive and alert so there's no chance of missing it out. Until we've reached MOA, this time I've felt I already missed it. I waited until we were out on a hi-way for me to see and assess if I was truly a lost girl while my mind was busy making a plan b. So after we passed the Coastal Mall (I've been there once during college days that's why I'm aware), I needed to jumped-out of the bus quickly because it was en route to Fairview from where we've been. 

I'm about to call a cab but I wasn't sure if I was on the right side of the road (it was a crossing) so to make sure I asked a group of three traffic enforcers who were having their coffee under the footbridge and they were helpful enough to answer my inquiry and advised me too regarding taxi drivers who doesn't want to use their taxi meter but instead wanted a fixed rate which usually way too expensive. After that I thanked them and I'm off to cross the footbridge but one of the enforcers stopped me and tell the others if there's anyone among 'em who's willing to bring me to the airport. They all agreed that it would be better and started to cast their votes for the one who's gonna do the honors.;p At first I resisted the invitation thinking it was crazy and creepy but they all keep on insisting. So what I did I save their names on my phone and thought they're just doing their jobs as a public servant (sometimes we really need to try to see the goodness in others, right?) so yes, I agreed. Lol! 
Riding in tandem with Mr. Meldevina of MMDA, he's the one who posed for a peace sign I just got along yo! :)

Off we went, we pulled over to their headquarters to get another helmet for me (mahirap na baka hulihin kami ng mmda hahaha) It was a fun ride, he's a jolly man that he greeted all the metro aides and traffic enforcers we were passing by. He also got a lot of stories to tell even if I'm having a hard time hearing what he's saying while I'm on that racer helmet it was so heavy! It's also nice of him to tell me that if I'm going back to Manila and needs help with traffic issues around their area I can count on him all I need to do is drop by to their post(the footbridge lol!) and look for him. Finally, I got to the airport safe and sound just in time before my boarding, thanks to Mr.Meldevina. And that's the story of how this MMDA saved the day! :p 

I think it will never happen again, I'm glad I gotta tried this!
Rock'en roll! \m/ :D



" The Accused "
April, 2011 (2yrs. & 3mos.)
This caught us completely by surprise!

We're about to go out one night, so after I put on some powder on my face I looked for my lipstick in my pouch and I was really shocked when I saw Hail putting this on to her lips vigorously! 
My golly, I screamed to her dad and together we laughed real hard. I quickly grabbed the cam and took this photos to show to her lola's downstairs what she did and when I showed it to 'em they LOLed too, I also posted this in my FB's wall for my family in Manila and other relatives to see how kikay she is now.
I just never thought I would witness her kakikayan as early as this one.
Though I kissed my favorite lipstick goodbye, I can't wait for more of Hail's surprises!
Truly an unforgettable and funny moment with her. 



Last summer before the holy week, we got the chance to bring Hail at the beach and let her have her first ever swim in the ocean. It's not planned at all, one saturday afternoon, we just felt we wanted to go for a swim so we went. We got there by a motorcycle, the beach was really near from our house and we got there in less than 10 minutes hehe. Actually, we have had our afternoon walks and quick swims there for almost everyday  back then, t'was before and during my pregnancy. But when our princess came, we still managed to visit but very seldom. I think we went there for only three times after she was born. I remember from those visits we did sing at the videoke, brought our food from Jollibee and ate it at the sea shore while the sun was setting down and we always bought soda and chips from the store of the beach owner every now and then because she always didn't let us pay for the use of their cottage. That's so nice of her. :)
She doesn't want to walk with her bare-feet but she doesn't want to leave as well.
Trying to balance her steps on the sand and covering her eyes from the dazzling sun.
Our mommy moments before dipping in the waters.
Daddy wants to carry her to change her outfit but she doesn't want to be held.
I pulled her up once the water touched her little feet, she freaked out in a cute way. Lol!
Finally! This one is my favorite photo. I was amazed that even if we were hit by the big splashes of waves she still smiled and shouted for joy. 
Family picture.:)
I changed her shirt when we got out of the water, patted her hair to dry and gave her lots of kisses for a job well done! She enjoyed it so much and I'm very proud of her that she kept her cool, no drama at all.
Oh at nag-moment din kame di ba bwahahaha! 
And that's the story of tampisaw 2011, bow! :p

MM: Restaurants

Meal time is family time, isn't it? Too bad we don't usually do it at home altogether as a family because my daughter gets easily bored when she eat with us in the dining table. Good thing when we eat-out, she cooperates and enjoy eating with less drama. And that's the theme of the week in:
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As a first time Mom, one of the things I waited and looked forward was the day that I can see my own child sitting on a high-chair while eating with me in a resto. I just still can remember the excitement I've felt during that time. Maybe you find it weird but yes it was happiness! 
Looking for pictures to be included in this post, I just learned that we don't have a decent family picture in a resto, not a single one. All that we have was a picture of Hail with Mom, with Dad and her solo's. Well, we do have photos which includes the three of us but all you can see was just our faces that were compressed so as to fit in a cellphone camera.:)

I think every family would love to eat-out not just as often as we can but of course to experience those beautiful and fine dining restos. Who wouldn't? As of now we're just an average family  income earners (or maybe below because the provincial rate is much lower that the metro) who's trying to maximize what we have cause that's the smartest thing to do right?.:)) So eating in Jolllibee, Ted's, Mang Inasal (with their Unli-rice.:)) or any local restaurants which are affordable here in the vicinity would be a great source of happiness for us. 
As long as there's a food that would suit my daughter's preference it would be awesome. (Well she only eats fries, palabok and ice cream lol!)
This is her most recent picture in a resto when we ate at Greenwhich last Mother's Day.

I'm looking forward for more wonderful eating-out moments with my family someday, it would be really nice if we gotta try it in a classy and elegant restaurants. Oh well, we gotta move our asses-off real hard to save up for that.:) I love the motivation that it gives me, seriously.


Jumping Jimmies

November 28, 2010 when we bring Hail for the first time here in this children's play area called Jumping Jimmies here in Gaisano, Antique. It was newly opened then, I think it was on its' first week when we got the chance to experience this colorful playtime. It's such a small place as you can see in the above photo, that's the whole play area. So when it's jampacked with kids especially on weekends parents,guardians or yaya's of children especially toddlers should really look after them because there's a big possibility that kids might get seriously hurt if they collide to each other when they're horsing around and you don't want to entrust your child's safety to some ladies who's busy texting instead of doing their jobs (the ladies in-charged of assisting the kids).
Anyway, we're still glad that we have this kind of place for the kids where they could interact, expose themselves and play with other kids as well, and that's what we really need for our child since she's the only child in the family/home. And the best thing of all, we don't need to travel to Ilo-ilo just to let our Hail play in this kind of environment where she could spend her time happily.
Most of their toys were brand new back then, they have a wide variety from squeaky's, stuffed animals, cartoon characters and plastic toys  up to educational such as books, talking books and leapfrog toys. They also have a set of tv and a dvd where they play movies for kids and sing-a-long nursery rhymes endlessly. Plus they also have this computer roomwhich has 4-sets of playstation where the big kids usually stay and an area for vanity mirror which I find very cute it's so kikay, with all of the colored wigs, feathered shawls, heeled barbie sandals and different girly stuffs for kids from make-ups to accessories, too bad my lil'girl was afraid of the big brats doll heads lined in front of the mirror. Lol!
Yes it should be full of small colorful balls but the big kids gathered 'em and put it in the wagon and scattered it all over the place, oh well. When she's ready to dive in these balls, I let her in and I was surprised that she loves being there. I think she played with the balls for almost 30minutes, she also enjoyed sitting there with a small barney, a very big dog, dora, boots, elmo and other stuffed toys that I don't know.
When we entered, she was overwhelmed with the lights and many colors then went straight to the toy shelves looking at the toys but not touching it at first. Then she came to me and I gave her toys which she's familiar with like books and from there she loosen up a little by little. Of course I went with her, she's not even 2yrs old then. The tv also caught her attention and really helped her to feel at home especially when we arrived it was Tom and Jerry the movie that was playing which happened to be the same movie she's watching at home over and over again at that time.
We also went up to check what's in there, we found lots of barney and dora stuff, and those bald babies on the floor which scared her and made her feel really uncomfortable that she wants to go down immediately. But all in all, it was a great experience. Since then we come to the place more often and Hail got so used to it and became very at ease playing here.

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MM: Park

I think I'm a little too late for making this post for MM because I got busied all week long, but I still want to join for this week's theme. So here it is.:)

Since we're living in a small town here in the province we really don't have those big beautiful parks like in Manila but we have this thing called plaza, which you can find a stage, a small skating rink, playground, benches, basketball and tennis court and a spacious bermuda grass enough for those who want to have a mini-picnic or for those who just want to hang-around.

The place is near from our house that we can just walk our way to get there. We love bringing our child at the playground, sit on the bench while eating street foods that are available in the plaza and have fun with the family. But it all stopped when we witnessed a family being robbed by 3 men in a motorcycle. We got really scared, since then we avoided going there anymore.

The following pictures were taken when we bring Hail for the very first time in the playground. (2009)

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