Thursday, February 28, 2008

Fabulous daw o!

Fabulous blog award given by my friend Em and my sis in law Val. Thanks! =)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rate My Life Quiz

I took the quiz and here's my life rate. I've been tagged by Em and Val.

This Is My Life, Rated
Take the Rate My Life Quiz

Life: Your life rating is a score of the sum total of your life, and accounts for how satisfied, successful, balanced, capable, valuable, and happy you are. The quiz attempts to put a number on the summation of all of these things, based on your answers. Your life score is reasonably high. This means that you are on a good path. Continue doing what is working and set about to improve in areas which continue to lag. Do this starting today and you will begin to reap the benefits immediately.

Mind: Your mind rating is a score of your mind's clarity, ability, and health. Higher scores indicate an advancement in knowledge, clear and capable thinking, high mental health, and pure thought free of interference. Your mind score is within a healthy zone. This means you have achieved a level of mental balance and harmony consistent with living a healthy, happy life. Continue doing what works, and keep your focus. In our fast-paced world, mental clutter is all too common. Be vigilant in maintaining healthy mental function.

Body: Your body rating measures your body's health, fitness, and general wellness. A healthy body contributes to a happy life, however many of us are lacking in this area. You have a rather good body score, which is an indication that you take care of yourself. There is room for improvement, however. Please keep doing what works. Eat right, exercise, reduce your stress, treat any illness. Doing these things will help ensure your body will be in good working order for a long time to come.

Spirit: Your spirit rating seeks to capture in a number that elusive quality which is found in your faith, your attitude, and your philosophy on life. A higher score indicates a greater sense of inner peace and balance. Your spirit score is dramatic. Continue on your path, do not stray. Continue to reap the rewards which your spirituality brings forth.

Friends/Family: Your friends and family rating measures your relationships with those around you, and is based on how large, healthy, and dependable your social network is. Your friends and family score is quite healthy. You have a social network you can depend upon. Count your blessings, but never forget that these bonds need to be maintained. Keep your friends and family close.

Love: Your love rating is a measure of your current romantic situation. Sharing your heart with another person is one of life's most glorious, terrifying, rewarding experiences. Your love score is very high, which means you are in a very happy situation right now. Do all you can to keep it strong.

Finance: Your finance rating is a score that rates your current financial health and stability. Your finances are somewhat in the middle, neither bad or exceptional. Keep doing what works for you, and improve what doesn't. Focus on long-term financial stability as your goal.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A Measure of Elegance

People, most notably women have certain obsessions in life, very rarely do we see men or women become totally fixated on material things, to some degree collecting your object of desire is both addictive and exhilarating.

My husband is the perennial guy who loves electronics, right now that has to do with High Definition Video Camcorders and is salivating over the Canon XH A1, his argument is that it can be used to film the birth of our second baby but as I unfortunately told him, I do not want to be filmed screaming during my pregnancy in 1080p resolution LOL ;)

On my habits I tend to gravitate towards designer handbags, I was looking at this website a couple of nights ago and I remembered having purchased a similar bag, at the time of buying the bag I was thinking on whether to buy it or not, being a practical person I usually don't indulge on many things such as jewelry but my one failure is having a good bag.

The Gucci bag that I purchased last summer '06 has never ceased to amaze me because of its craftsmanship and the general look and quality. I love the color and of course the bag is very hard to be mistook for something else, now I know that some of you would say that some knock offs tend to look the same but in arguing I would say that you don't let your medical insurance agent handle the surgery, the surgeon does that job.

I bought that bag when I still had a full time job so in essence, it was money that I saved over from a time period of six months, so the decision to buy was not a spur of the moment but was a calculated thought of decision.

Right now I'm contemplating to buy a new bag from a different designer. I just don't know when but I will keep all of you posted =)

Aidan's Puzzle Map Video

Here's the videos of my son how he made the puzzle map of the United States of America...

I am unable to upload the videos in photobucket. So go to the link and you can watch his video's here and here .


You can only view the video's using windows internet explorer and (To play this file, you need to update your Real Networks or QuickTime media player).

8 Random Things About Aidan

I've been tagged by my friend EM so I decided to blog about the things that I have noticed about my son with regards to his attitude.

- At the age of 4yrs old he can read about three to four words and use the computer effectively..He can type in the computer all the sites that he wants to play. He can spell four to five letter words by typing it in the keyboard using a notepad.

- He hates boredom as when he gets tired of one thing he finds something else to arouse his interest.

- He likes to talk and laugh a lot before he sleeps, probably his way of unwinding the day.

- He loves to review his video recordings made in the camera phone before he sleeps, maybe he's fond of himself.

- He reminds you to put the seatbelt on and drive carefully in the car and read all the signs in the stores.

- He is sometimes possessive of his things when he's in a tantrum mode.

- He picks up at a tune really well and we would often find him humming a song.

- He loves to shop as in the grocery he picks his own stuff not based on the color or whether it is attractive but because he has tasted it before and see it on the PC or TV.

I'll post some of his videos when I learn how to upload the video in photobucket.

Proud Parents!

Me and my husband have never been prouder when my son scored high in his ESL test 25/30, as a background this test is administered to children who speak two languages at home, this is done to gauge the child readiness for school instruction.

He did very well in comprehension and in expressing himself, this I believe is important to a growing child as it breeds and nurtures the creative part of his brain.

It is also proves that even if we had stayed in the apartment for a long time and just did some basic home schooling he still turns out okay and hopefully this coming school year will be a good year for him in school.

It is a good thing that even though we are bilingual still we speak to my son in English. Its not that we don't want him to learn our native language but he will have time to learn that when he grows up.

My Philosophy in Life

Everything that we see around us revolves on certain principle or is governed by a certain philosophy, how we deal with one another is dictated by our experiences and beliefs.

I also have a belief system that I follow and it has helped me in ways that I cannot imagine, First is my firm philosophy on good family values, one should never sacrifice this as when you take out all your possessions and career etc, all of it boils down to the family , the reason we work hard and toil is to provide for our family.

Second is my belief in patience, I believe that all the things you wish for in life can be achieved with patience and resilience, no matter how hard you struggle there is always an end. But in achieving your goals you must not sacrifice other people in your path to success.

Valentines Affair

I know that it is a late post about Valentines day but it is still February =) So I decided to post this story of mine for my readers...

Valentines is big to the most couples as it is one day of the year that people who are dating get to receive the affections and chocolates or flowers as a signs of love.

We spent the night at home just ordered out and bought our food home, how romantic but what can I say, we are tying our belts a little to buy some furnitures for when we move to our new apartment. We just watched our favorite TV shows Lost and Eli Stone while eating our dinner.

I guess when you are married, Valentines gets to be more of a family affair but one thing I got out of it is a promise by my husband to buy me a new bag. I will keep you informed of the thing when I have it =).

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Almost 6mos... Will update you more on the weekend...=)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

What a unique award

Thanks sis for this award...I don't usually blog about awards or memes because I don't have that much blogging friends to pass it on...but this award has a unique message and I really need this... kaya cge na nga hahaha....

The contract says:

After serious and cautious consideration…your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2008! It was a very hard decision to make. So try not to screw it up!!!

My Wish for You in 2008

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires! May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home address! In simple words …May 2008 be the best year of your life!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Here We Snow Again

This morning once again Kentucky received a nice couple of inches of snow/sleet/ice. Last night around 6pm we started receiving an icy mix but sometime after 8pm the ice turned to snow. Already received a couple of inches and it is still coming down, the current precipitation is freezing rain. If you thought that putting away those snow boots was a good idea, think again, apparently it's not yet time to take out your bikinis hahah...Hayyy snow starts to annoy us once again! My poor hubby went to work this morning without bringing his car and phoned me while waiting at the bus stop, complaining about his pants and socks that are soakin' wet. I told him to be patient because its more dangerous to drive with an icy and slippery road than to commute taking the bus. At least the bus drivers are more experienced to drive with this kind of weather.

Taken this morning from our patio..

The Clubhouse and the Pool

Monday, February 11, 2008

Snake - yeah I'm that

Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. This could be taken metaphorically to mean that a Snake could never have a problem with his family starving because he is such a great mediator, making him good at business. Or it could mean that a Snake would be willing to sacrifice his possessions, something the Snake has a lot of, in order to pay for his family’s food. Any way it is interpreted is representative of the Snake’s character and is a measure of the value he puts on his material wealth. The Snake is keen and cunning, quite intelligent and wise.


The Snake is the intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animal Signs. They are attractive people who take cries with ease and do not become flustered easily. They are graceful people, exciting and dark at the same time.

Contemplative and private, the Snake is not outwardly emotional. He can appear cunning and reticent and works very modestly in the business environment. The Snake will plot and scheme to make certain things turn out exactly as they want them to. They are not great communicators and can become quite possessive when they set their minds on achieving the interest of a partner

Snakes have very few friends because thy are not outwardly emotional or open creatures. The friends they do make generally last a lifetime, even though peers may find it hard to relate to the Snake because he is withdrawn and secretive. Still, Snakes like social functions, in moderation, where they can gossip about the latest scandal or the newest news. If you stab a Snake in the back it is likely you will never be forgiven. In addition, you should prepare yourself for retaliation for the Snake always gets the last word.


Snakes are beautiful people who exhibit quite a sexual appeal. They are sleek and seductive and if they want you, will out a spell on you that won’t let you stop thinking about them. However, Snakes are quite prejudiced when choosing a partner and don’t just choose based on physical qualities. The Snake needs a partner who can appreciate his quirky sense of humor and his wacky way of handling situations, so generally, although quite beautiful and tempting to approach, the Snake does all the pursuing.

Because the Snake is so choosy, he can become jealous and obsessive about his partner. They can be a bit stand-offish with their mates, choosing to push away emotions rather than confront their feelings and insecurities. Once betrayed, you can bank on not ever being trusted by the Snake again as much as you can bet he will get even.

These Snakes can talk their way out of anything, so a confrontation with them is a lost cause. They are well-educated and a bit amenable, making them quite intriguing.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Never Judge a Book by the Bindings

A couple of days ago I was lamenting the fact that my husband might have gotten cold, as cold as fresh sushi if there ever was such a thing haha, not the sushi because it is cold but the husband. It seems that this is one of those moments where I feel that I need the expertise of a Washington spin doctor as I cannot believe what I am about to say, " I made a mistake", that's right I made wrong assumption about my hubby's affections for me.

I was beating myself with my own stick when I wrote about how I think he likes playing his X-box than spending time with me, but it was totally not true as I have just spent a special pre-valentine weekend with him, and he is still the same person I fell in love with, I guess the pressures of work were getting to him as he mentioned to me and his release was to keep it in and blow away people in his Call of Duty 4 game.

I believe the lessons learned will be that I should be more patient and understanding and communicate because if I had kept my feelings to myself he would not have known that I was on the verge of exploding like a reactor. I also should mention that he read my blog and it may have awakened him to the problem before it got out of hand. Truly if one just communicates their needs instead of doing the age old tradition of guessing games then we would all be better off.

So people talk, communicate and continue with the love =)

Love Quote of the Day

"Love is good in feeling, even if you are always being hurt. It is better to be hurt by love than not loving at all".

I agree!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

How I wish!!!

Take a look at these gorgeous Jimmy Choo Maddy Handbags. I fell in love with these purses and I tell you it's the color and style of the handbag that reeled me in first. The rich shade of these bags are great! It's not only perfect for spring but for all season. I love it! I wish I could have one of these handbags! (*drooling right now*).

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

When Your Man Gets Too Comfortable In a Marriage.

"Many people( yes both men and women) let themselves get comfortable in a relationship and stop trying so hard.

After months and years of surprises, flowers, chocolates and romantic candlelit dinners, its so hard to see all that end abruptly. Not only that, but you want the romance to blossom and grow, not just to continue as it was".

As I've mentioned about my blog in our 7th year Anniversary that those 7 years were all good and were blessed that we are still together but we have our own struggles and issues about some other things.

I'm noticing that my husband isn't doing certain things that he used to do before and I've mentioned to him so many times and talked about it but he hasn't come around. All he says is "sorry" and " I hear you", "I can't change overnight" etc...

I don't know if its just me being paranoid or because I'm 5mos pregnant and need some cuddles and caring, but he loves his X-Box more, now I'm not being jealous here! But he was really ignoring me. I told him that he has more affection with his X-box than ME.

I spoil him (cook, prepare his office clothes every morning, prepare his lunch & breakfast everyday, massage his back and feet) which I enjoy doing because I love him to death that I want to see him happy but then again I don't want to get the short end of the stick either. I hugged him when he comes home from work (mega lambing ako) to the point that I will see his reaction that he doesn't want me to hold him or hug him and he gets annoyed sometimes.... (*sobbing right now*) and he'll say ang bigat ko wag ako sumandal sa kanya ( wag kayo tatawa =). I just can't help it but vent this out, maybe one of the reason why I'm like this was because of my hormones or something but I don't know what to do....

I wonder if I should take a step back, but then I don't want to push him away and make him think that I don't want him. Don't get me wrong he is a good guy, I've known him for 13yrs and I adore him for being a breadwinner to our family but I want to nip this in the rear before it gets out of control.

Monday, February 04, 2008

The Apt Pupil

This coming Friday will be the start of a journey for my son, the path of enlightenment in the hallowed halls of school. His days of spending time looking at the TV and playing on the PC will be an afterthought, he will come to know the words " Time to sleep", " Wake up or you will miss the class".

On that day he will take his first exam, well not really but rather an aptitude test to determine his ability to communicate effectively in English, as he has two parents who are bilingual he needs to take this exam so that they can gauge his ability to understand instructions and converse with his peers and teachers.

I remember when I had to take those first days in school, here you are used to staying at home just relaxing, playing and general mischief and all of a sudden you are in school and doing homework. I know that my son is very enthusiastic about school and me and my husband have promised him that we will help in any way in molding him the right way in his schooling.

I hope that he passes the exam so that he does not have to go to a class with their emphasis solely on teaching children to speak English as a Second Language (ESL).

Sunday, February 03, 2008

A new place called home

I believed I have talked about previously of our desire to move to a different area, only because of the need to find a safer place and a better school for my son. We have decided to visit a place which offers both things that we are looking for, this area is little bit off which means that my husband will be traveling farther to get to work but it should not be a problem as there is transportation readily available.

The place is also serviced by some of the better schools in the district and the area is near where most of the affluent people in the region reside, not that it matters but it means there are less people and more quiet.

The place also offered the best deals that we could find in fact it is not that big jump with regard to rent payments plus the amenities are excellent. The staff are friendly and very accommodating that they even allowed my son to take their picture, hopefully everything goes thru with the approval process and we will update you with more in the coming week.

Comeback Kid (Part II)

The reason that I took some time off from blogging and in general from being online all the time, was because I needed to concentrate my time and effort to study for the DMV written test. The title describes my dilemma as I had failed in the previous test that I took before my brief hiatus, I had just taken the test without reading the DMV Manual and just relied on taking practice exams online, while the practice exams provide you with the right mindset to taking the test it does not answer all the questions in the test itself.

I needed the time off because it seemed I had become glued to the TV and PC and I took it upon myself to really read up and prepare, and I am most proud that on my second try I was able to pass the written test, now I need to ready myself for the road test.

I am currently have a learners permit but my husband has to be with me in the vehicle when I go driving, to me it is very important because when I need to go do some stuff or go to the OB my husband would have to take off from work, also with the coming school year I most certainly would need to drive to bring and pick up my son in school.

So that is why I chose the title "Comeback Kid" as I had come from the depths of adversity, of failure to success, kinda of like winning the Superbowl.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Comeback Kid

I wanted to tell everyone that I am back from my brief hiatus of writing, I have been busy for some personal stuff that I will talk about in more detail tomorrow.

I like the title "Comeback Kid" it reminds me so much of all those testosterone inspired man flicks like "Rocky" but more of that tomorrow, so for now Good Night.

Guessing Game

I know a lot of my friends and relatives are waiting for the announcement of the baby's gender, I would like to say that the odds are in favor of a girl but I have no idea as of yet, as per my last visit the OB did not perform a sonogram so we are still in the dark.

Some couples wait until the last minute to find out whether the baby will be a boy or a girl, I guess the anticipation and the thrill of not knowing is important to them. I on the other hand would like to know as early as possible so that I can get the right baby stuff and pick out the names and such.

So stay tuned, if you guys actually watch "Lost" and can wait that long for a new season then you can wait a bit more.

The Seven Year Itch

Following closely in the heels of my birthday was our seventh year anniversary, has it been that long, usually most problems and trials in marriages appear in the early years. I can say that there are some good years in a marriage and some that are not so good, I have been blessed with seven good years, while it is true that we still continue our struggles, I and my husband and we as a family are confident that we will overcome any obstacles that come our way.

We celebrated the day by helping out a couple of friends in their grocery shopping, you see they did not have a car so we volunteered our time to help them out with their food supplies. I had some cake to celebrate the occasion with my husband and son to which we enjoyed ourselves.

My husband and I did not give ourselves any gifts to each other as we are preparing for the coming months that we will probably spend to move to another flat, furniture and the baby.

Statistically some marriages end in the seventh year to eight year because of the extended pressures on both husband and wife, I usually don't subscribe to such thinking because I know that even the best marriages come up on some rocky points now and then but if the couples have their act together then any obstacles that come their way will be easily overcome.

Marriage is like a good job, a fulfilling career, how often do we land on a job where the pay is just right, your coworkers are the best people to work with and you grow on the job itself. All of that is what marriage is and more, it can be its most unforgiving boss but also it is an accomplishment in comparable to becoming the head of your profession.

Thank you to everybody who have been touched and we have touched with our married lives.

13 Going on 30

I celebrated my birthday a week ago it was not a full pledged party, I guess when you get older
the big celebrations come once in a while as you are going thru your lives. My husband sent me
a birthday Ecard that I did not receive which he swore that he sent to me, oh well it is the thought
that counts.

As a family we did not go out we just had some pasta and ice cream, I would like to thank the people who remembered my special day and to those who conveniently forgot like my Mom, Sister and Brother, you will get yours (joke) and some friends.

I also received a box of flowers with a vase and chocolates (hmm valentine came early) but the surprise was well appreciated many thanks to my friend Chona.

In a nutshell I am now past the younger years of my life and I am now in my prime, my husband keeps telling me that now at this age I should think less of teen clothes and fashion and be more appropriate for my age. I guess he meant the transformation that Jen Gardner did in her movie "13 going on 30", I still feel that way sometimes but also feel that I have a lot to accomplish being a wife, mother and a woman.