First Ninang Duties Experience

Monday, August 20, 2018


Two weeks ago, I had my first ever ninang duties to Matthew's first yaya.

I was hesitant at first because I felt that I was too young to be a principal sponsor in a wedding, haha. In denial ba? Hehe. But my little boy reminded me that it's okay since she (the first yaya) was the first one who helped us took care of him when he was just 2-month old. 

His exact word was "Bakit Mommy, okay lang naman po yun kasi sya naman nagpalaki sa akin e."

I was speechless hearing that. I was complaining kasi to Daddy A because I couldn't find a dress. He's in the back seat and I thought he was just sleeping. When he said that tagos sa puso... Oo nga naman, we have utang na loob to her. For two years, he helped us taking care of Matthew. She just left us because he had to go abroad and if only we can afford her salary abroad we will not let her go.

Anyway, my heart is full because for an 8-year old to say that, I maybe doing a good job raising him. At an early age, he knows how to be grateful.

Back to the ninang duties na. Here's me with Daddy A. 


He helped me with my make up and he also fixed my hair. Yeah, seriously. Kuripot mode kasi namamahalan ako sa pa-make up e, haha. But I look simply good naman hindi ba?

Matthew was the bible bearer naman.


We arrived a little early so we are able to took some photos.


Everyone was telling me that my dress was beautiful. I rented it at 600 pesos only.


Oh my little boy grows so fast, why oh why?


Of course, there's a procession (is that how it's called) to the altar. Here's me with another ninong.


And my little boy with a flower girl.


Honestly, I am not fond of attending weddings. The last wedding I attended was our wedding 10 years ago. Which made me think if it  was just a coincidence that after our 10th year, I will have my first ninang duties?


All the memories of our wedding flashed in. It's like we are renewing our vows. Feeling ko we are the ones in front of the altar e. Haha!


It was a great experience although I feel awkward when a lady who's like a lola to me na called me mare, haha. No offence meant po.


Here are some of the photos by our official photographer, Daddy A. Me with the newly weds and the ninangs and ninongs.


And Matthew with the flowers girls and boys.


Again, I never thought I will enjoy this day but I did. I like that I had a  break with my daily routine and dress up and wear make up. But even if I enjoyed this day, no second ninang duties muna soon, haha.


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Momaye Baon Diary: Week 3

Saturday, August 18, 2018


Yey! It's the Week 3 of Momaye Baon Diary. (Read also: Momaye Baon Diary: Week 1 and Momaye Baon Diary: Week 2)

Day 11

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 Snack: ham sandwich + apple green tea
Lunch: rice, deboned fried chicken, pomelo + choco pops

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Day 12


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 Snack: hotdog sandwich + yogurt milk drink
Lunch: rice, pork adobo with marble potatoes, mixed fruits + Flat tops

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Day 13


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 Snack: ube cupcake, wafer + apple green tea
Lunch: rice, pork menudo, mixed fruits + choco pops

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Day 14


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 Snack: coconut butter biscuits, corn chips, chocomilk powder + apple green tea
Lunch: rice, adobong sitaw + Flat tops

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Our 10th Wedding Anniversary

Thursday, August 16, 2018


Last month marked our 10th year as husband and wife, and our 15th year as lovers, haha.

We have no plans of any fancy celebration. For us kasi, everyday should be a celebration. It's enough that we have each other through all these years. Naks!

Anyway, Daddy A surprised me with this bouquet of flowers early in the morning.


Honestly, I am not comfortable receiving flowers because nasasayangan ako. You know flowers are expensive. Hehe.


But since Daddy A made an effort to surprise me, sige na nga I love flowers na lalo na may cake pang kasama.


Then before we went to work, picture muna with my mahal, Daddy A.


Also with my sweetie pie, Matthew Andrei.


And off to work I thought the surprise is over. But while I was sitting pretty on the passenger seat, he gave me this cute pink box.


I thought it was a necklace but it was a ring.


I was surprised and the first word I said, "Magkano?" Haha. Umiral ang pagiging kuripot. When he said the price, I asked him why he bought it because for me it's very expensive. He said, it's our 10th year and I deserve it. Sweet!


I am not a materialistic person. I am a realistic and practical person. I don't like buying expensive things because they are just things. Gets? Hehe.

So sabi ko nga we have no plans of any bonggang celebration that day because we have work. But we had dinner at our home sweet home. All prepared by Daddy A because Matthew and I were reviewing for his examination the next day. Another reason why we opted not to go out that night.


Come Sunday, after hearing a mass we eat lunch out.


Oh I almost forgot, Daddy also bought me a new phone. Check out his review on the new Samsung A6+.

So thankful for our 10 years of marriage. It is not always easy, but we always chose to be thankful, grateful and happy. There are hardships but we are blessed in so many ways. We are blessed with a son.

I may never have a daughter or another child, but he will always be enough to complete our happiness. He's my shopping and eating buddy.


And to my mahal, Daddy A, I love you and I will forever be by your side no matter what. Cheers to our 10 years and to our forever.
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Why Your Home Isn't Energy Efficient ? And What You Can Do About It

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Each year, homeowners spend countless dollars on unnecessarily high energy bills. Many of the appliances in your home may be working much harder than they need to, and you might not even realize it.

Ensuring that your home is energy efficient is the first step to solving this problem. Some people may think that making their homes more energy efficient is expensive, but the truth is that some of the fixes are simpler than you think.

Keep reading to learn some of the signs that your home may not be energy efficient and what you can do to change that.

Your Electric Bill is Higher Than it Should Be

One of the first — and most obvious — signs that your home isn't energy efficient is a very high electric bill. If the heating and cooling appliances in your house are working overtime to keep your house comfortable, it will reflect in your bill.

Keep track of your monthly bills. If you notice that it's higher than usual, it may be time to call an HVAC technician to take a look at your home.

Your House Is Always Too Hot or Too Cold

Everyone wants to feel comfortable at home, but that can be difficult when the temperature is never quite right. If your house feels cold even when the heat is on or it's hot when the AC is on full blast, you have a problem.

When your home's HVAC system is functioning properly and your home is adequately insulated, you shouldn't experience extreme high and low temperatures.

You Have An Old Air Conditioner

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Most people want to hold on to their air conditioning units for as long as possible because — let's be real — they're expensive. But hanging on to an old AC can actually cost you more money in the long run than purchasing a new one.

Just because your AC is working doesn't mean that it doesn't need to be replaced. If your current unit is more than 10 years old, it could be as much as 30 percent less energy efficient than newer units.

The Temperature in Your Home Varies from Room to Room

If your bedroom feels like a sauna but your living room feels like an iceberg, your home is having some serious issues with energy efficiency.

Inconsistent temperatures from room to room could be caused by a number of things, including a duct issue or an air conditioner that can't produce enough cool air to be distributed evenly throughout each room.

If your home has any of these issues, the best thing to do is contact a local HVAC professional. Someone who is trained to deal with heating and cooling appliances can help you safely diagnose any problems you're having and let you know if it's time to repair or replace your unit. The most important thing is not to wait until it's too late. Something as simple as a phone call to an HVAC service could save you thousands of dollars in the long run.


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Momaye Baon Diary: Week 2

Saturday, August 11, 2018


Hi again! Here's the second week of Momaye Baon Diary:

Day 6

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 Snack: minatamis na saging, mik-mik chocolate powder, Vita cubes, yogurt milk drink 
Lunch: rice, adobong egg, adobo flakes and banana

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Day 7

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 Snack: cheese ring, chocolate bar, marshmallows, nips and orange juice drink
Lunch: rice, pork salpicao, buttered sayote and carrots

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Day 8

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Snack: hamburger + apple juice drink
Lunch: rice, chicken adobo with kangkong, banana and nips

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Day 9

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Snack: pancake + probiotic drink
Lunch: rice, bistek, hotdog, buttered corn + Vitacubes

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Day 10
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Snack: turon + yogurt drink
Lunch: rice, chicken caldereta, watermelon + Flat tops

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That's it. Please stay tune for another week of Momaye Baon Diary (Read also: Momaye Baon Diary: Week 1). Also, please follow up on Instagram: @momayebaondiary

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