Saturday, November 30, 2013

May Tama Ka!

Saw this in my Facebook feeds and natawa ako ng bonnga!

O di ba, may tama naman e.

Enjoy the day everyone!
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Friday, November 29, 2013

A Letter to my Beloved Tatay

Today would have been the 74th birthday of my father. And so I write this letter for him.

Dear Tay,

It has been 8 years since you left us.The wound in my heart because of losing you had healed but the scar will be there forever. Just when I thought the pain will go away in time, I am wrong. Because every time I think of you, I wish you are still here. It always pinch my heart knowing we can never be with you. That you can never see your apos who all got your chinito eyes. I am so sure if you are just here now, you will tell everyone how cute your apos are. 

I can still hear your seemingly endless laughter whenever Nanay got pikon when she's always talo in your tong its suksukan game. And whenever I hear "matudnila" in radio, it reminded me of you because it was your favorite past time back at home. I cannot forget the day when I burst into tears and tell you how much I love you. How much I care for you and do everything I can so you'll feel better. And I thank God for letting me do that before you left us.
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

My Childhood's Christmas Carol Story

When I was a child I always look forward to Christmas season. Not only because of the new dress and shoes that my mother will buy me or the gifts the that I will receive from relatives and Godparents. But also because of the Christmas caroling with my childhood friends that I am always excited to join. We do our own musical instruments and we sing our heart out even if most of the times, we were out of tune. We were so happy even with the 5-peso (or even less) that we can take home after each night of caroling. Because it's not about the money, but it's about the experience and friendship that we have shared that matters most.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mom and Dad Crochet on Facebook

How's your day everyone? Mid-week na ulit, super bilis ng araw. It's only 3 more days and we'll say hello to December. Sale is everywhere and tomorrow is the start of another Big Garment Sale in Meycauayan Bulacan. So if you are just near the place or you want to buy cheap branded items, you can go there. And if you will ask if we will go, maybe no. I still can't get over my lost wallet e.

I keep on telling my self not to be guilty na. Aside from losing the money kasi I really regret not buying what I want. Alam nyo yun ganun feeling na sana ibinili ko na lang yun pera ng bag na gustong gusto ko or yun shoes. But like you guys said, and Daddy Allan too, the money will come back in many ways and that maybe the person who got it badly needs money. It happened for a reason so ayan konti na lang I can move on na. Surely, Daddy Allan will laugh at me when he read this post. Di daw kasi ako maka-move on talaga. Konting push na lang promise, hehe.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Matt and the Christmas Tree

Like many other families, it's also our tradition to put up our Christmas decorations every year. We usually decorate our home with Christmas decors and lights after the Halloween. 

Of course, Christmas tree will always be the number one decor in our list. Every year, Matt has a picture with our Christmas tree. Let me share some.

Matt and the Christmas Tree in 2010
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Not so Lucky Weekend + Divisoria Loot

Hello Monday! It's another work week. The weekend just passed like that no, ang bilis. It was a tiring weekend for us. Daddy and I went to Divisoria last Saturday, and the traffic jam was terrible. 

Supposedly, November 30 is our Divisoria day schedule but at the last minute Daddy filed a leave and then off we went. It was a wrong decision because it took us 2 hours from Hermosa Taft to Tutuban parking due to heavy traffic. Then the rain poured while we are walking along Tabora. Nevertheless, we still manage to buy those in our list.

On our way home, we realized almost everything we bought were for Matt. Look!

Divisoria Loot

All cars (and train) except for the shoes. We can't find cars shoes e. Matt is so so so happy seeing all these stuffs. Muntik pang di makuhaan ng photo since he's so impatient to have them. He even climbed the table where we put these for picture taking, he grabbed the big car and run to his room. Silly boy!

Anyway, I understand why he's so eager to play with his new cars. Because he got a set of Disney Cars e that we bought for only 44 pesos at Anding's Toys.

Disney Cars
Anding's Toys used to be in Tutuban Cluster building but they are at Tabora na. You can find very cheap toys there but I have to warn you that their new place (I don't if it's just temporary) is not as spacious as their old store before. Anyhow, for sure you'll manage to buy because of their cheaper price. (Correction: Mommy Pehpot said Anding's store in Tabora is the main branch. First time ko kasi makita ang Anding's sa Tabora so I thought doon sila lumipat after the fire at Tutuban Mall. Thanks Mommy Peh!)

Actually, the main reason why we went to Divisoria is to pick up our goods but since we are already there, we made the most out of the time we were there. We bought fruits like grapes, ponkan and apples. Then I remember there's also a Wellmanson store at Tabora. They are selling very cheap craft and crochet materials there and we have bought some that I will also write about here soon.

Sunday naman is a family day. As usual we went to Church first. Then we went to the wet market as Matt's yaya want to buy daw shorts. Maybe you are wondering why I called our weekend not so lucky. It's because of the terrible traffic last Saturday plus my wallet got lost while we were at the wet market =(

But I am still fortunate because it's only the wallet that's lost. Lucky also that my important IDs are not there though it has cash inside and my lucky penny is there, huhu. I had a hard time convincing myself that's it's okay and thinking of it still makes me regret why I am not that careful. Imagine sa Divisoria hindi ako nadukutan, dito lang pala sa palengke namin mangyayari ito sa akin sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon. Ang haba ng lintanya, hehe.

Whether it was lost or stolen, I hope the person who got it use it for a purpose. To lessen my guilt, I am thinking na lang that maybe the person who got it badly needs the money. And just like what Daddy said, it's just money and it will be back to us twice in different ways. But how about my Girbaud wallet Daddy? Hehe...

Yay, sorry for the long post. I had hard time typing this one because honestly, I still can't get over what had happened. Malaki din naman kasi un laman nun wallet at un wallet mismo =( Hay, I have to stop my self and end here. Enough of the not so lucky rant.

I hope your weekend went well and have a great week ahead.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Homeschooling Update + A Rainbow

The other day, on our way back home, we saw this rainbow. I really love seeing rainbow. For me, it means hope that after every rain, there's a sunshine. Parang kanta lang, hehe...

a Rainbow
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

On Annual Physical Examination and Losing Weight

Happy Saturday! Weekend is here again. Time flies so fast and in a few more days, Christmas day is here.

Anyway, last month we had our annual physical examination. The examination includes blood, urine, and fecal test, and also x-ray. Thank God the test results are all normal. My blood pressure is also normal too. Daddy Allan's test results too are all normal. But one of our colleagues, surprising has a high blood pressure. It was taken twice already. He can't believe because he's not feeling something abnormal or symptoms of having a blood pressure.

We told him to request for further test like blood chemistry to get his blood cholesterol level. If in case he do have a high blood cholesterol he can check atorvastatin online. It is much better if he'll know it earlier than he'll wait for the symptoms right?
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Celebrate Happiness with McDonald’s at the BABY & FAMILY EXPO 2013

Hey Mommies and Daddies, McDonald's will be joining the biggest family event of the year, the Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013 happening on December 06-08, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex.

From the Press Release Kit:

For more than three decades, McDonald’s has been the Filipino family’s first choice when it comes to sharing great tasting meals and creating memorable moments with one another. A huge part of the enjoyable experience McDonald’s creates for families is because of one of its most loved icons: the Happy Meal. And this coming Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013 on December 06-08, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, McDonald’s will bring this delightful experience to the biggest family event of the year.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Big Garment Sale wave2

For those who loves shopping, Big Garment Sale will have another wave of sale.


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Lazada's Exciting Promos for their Affiliates

Good day everyone! Lazada has a great news for all their affiliates

From the Press Release Kit:

As a way to thank beloved Lazada Affiliates, the Philippines’ online shopping mall is offering two great promos that allows you to double your earnings and get a chance to win a new iPhone 5C (16GB).

Earn Through Facebook

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This is How to Eat an Oreo Cookie

Hello Momsies! Mid-week na and how's your week so far? I hope you are all doing just fine. Let's start this day with a happy and bright smile, though it's gloomy outside.

And let me share this cute gif I made. Here's Matt showing how to eat an Oreo cookie.

How to Eat an Oreo Cookie

Happy Wednesday!
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

KidsEmbrace Car Seats + A Giveaway

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Mommies and Daddies, like me, our kid's safety is always our priority. Whether it's inside or outside home, we see to it that everything is safe to keep our kids from getting hurt or injured. 

For those who have cars and travels a lot with your toddlers, having a car seat is a must. Honestly, since we just go out only once a week, my son doesn't have a toddler seat. He used to have a car seat when he's a baby but he doesn't want to stay put there and so we didn't use it at all. But now that he's a growing so fast, I am considering to buy him a toddler seat. Though I still have doubts on whether he will like to be seated on a toddler seat. 

Good thing KidsEmbrace offers character inspired toddler car seats that for sure toddlers will love to be seated on. Here are the current characters toddler seat they are selling:


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Monday, November 18, 2013

Happy Monday + Big Garment Sale Loot

Happy Monday! How's your weekend? Mine is great since all our plans went well. We have bought goods to be sent to #YolandaPH victims and we got the chance to go to the Big Garment Sale.

Sunday is always a family day and I think it's the only day in the week that me, Matt and Daddy can eat breakfast together. During weekdays kasi we eat breakfast so early while Matt drinks a glass of milk first. He will eat with Nanay and his Ate between 7 to 8 in the morning. That's why we never miss to eat breakfast at Sundays.

And you know how addicted Matt is with cars that they are the first things he will get when he wake up in the morning. He will stare at them and play.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Want to get Free Sudexo Gift Certifcates?

Happy Morning!

It's weekend and I know you love it like I do. So what's your activity for this weekend? Nothing special for us except that we will buy relief goods for the #YolandaPH victims then we will check a garment sale tomorrow. And of course we will crochet so we can finish all the orders before December. I am planning to temporarily close crochet made to order orderings so we can enjoy the vacation.

Anyway, do you want to get free Sudexo GCs? 

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Golden Family Awards at the Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013

Hello Momsies! If you are looking for a great event for your family, here's our country's biggest family expo: BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2013 – “Welcoming Life, Love and Care”

From the press release kit:

The biggest family event of the year, Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013, happening on December 06-08, 2013 at SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, will be recognizing celebrity families, parents and kids who have been a great inspiration and role model to Filipino families in the first ever Golden Family Awards. The awarding ceremony is scheduled on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 6pm.

Golden Family Awards
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Matthew Counting from 1 to 100

I already told you guys that Matt can count and he can count not just from 1-10 or 1-20, but 1-100. Here's a proof:

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Is this true? Typhoon Yolanda is a man-made typhoon?

Have you already watched the a viral Youtube video saying Yolanda is a man-made typhoon? But a UP professor and a scientist, Dr. Mahar Lagmay, already debunks the idea of creating a man-made typhoon.

He said: “I see no relation as of the moment… There’s no very solid demonstration of its (microwave pulse) relation with how it generates cyclones, how this makes the water evaporate and accumulate in a particular area. It’s simply not well-documented,” he said.
“You don’t prove something through your golden voice or the way you speak it out… What he was doing is that he was trying to name-drop Stanford University to boost his argument,” he added. “Let’s just put it this way. In science, you have to demonstrate it. It must be repeatable and it must be testable. He was not able to do that and, therefore, it’s not proven.”

You can read more of Dr. Lagmay's explanation here.
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Ways to Help Typhoon #YolandaPH Victims

Good morning guys!

I hate to start a day with a sad post. I thought typhoon Santi was the worst typhoon for this year but I am so wrong. Because typhoon Yolanda just left a huge devastation. I just knew about it when I watched the news last Saturday and until today the footages are heartbreaking. Much more are the sight of the people who are looting to survive. With no food to eat, and clean, dry clothes to wear, what do you expect people to do? Their depressing situations might trigger this kind of doings BUT I am not saying it's okay to steal. No it's not and so I am praying that the government can make a control over the people and assure them that donations are already coming.

So how we can help the victims of Yolanda? Let me share ways how we can help the victims. We can give in kind or cash donations.

For in-kind donations, you can give the following goods:
  1. Use or old clothes but are wearable. No gowns, suits and the likes please.
  2. Foods, like rice and easy-open canned goods like sardines, corned beef, etc. Also, ready to eat food like breads and  biscuits.
  3. Bottled water.
  4. Diapers, lampins or wash cloth.
  5. Blankets and beddings.
  6. Toiletries (bath soap, shampoot, tooth brush, tooth paste)
  7. Medicines and first aid kits.
  8. Milk, preferably breast milk.
  9. Footwears/Slippers.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

LAZADA starts its biggest online sale of the year on 11/11

Hey guys! Just what I have told you here, Lazada is holding a huge November sale.

From the Press Release Kit:

Philippines, 11th of November 2013:, the biggest online shopping mall in Southeast Asia, today announces the start of the Online Revolution on 11/11/13 (Monday).

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Photostory: Sir Wacky + Car Addict

Someone is so addicted with cars...

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

That's Why I am Always Proud to be a Filipino

Sharing this beautiful thought about us Filipinos whose spirit cannot me turn down even with the Super Typhoon Yolanda.



Stay safe everyone. #GodBlessPhilippines #prayforPhilippines
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Lazada PH Online Revolution: Biggest online sale of the year!

Hey everyone! To those who loves online shopping, Lazada Ph is going to hold a HUGE November sale!

From the Press Release Kit:

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fotor: A Free Online Photo Editor

Do you love taking photos? 

I do! Who doesn't? And I think most of the people now are fond of taking photos of their selves, the food they are eating, their pets, their clothes, and everything under the sun (and the moon!). We are one of them because my husband and I love taking photos of our family, especially our son, and our crochet to orders accessories.

Now after taking raw photos, the next step it to edit those photos. It's not everyday that we can capture a picture-perfect photo right so a photo editor is a very useful too for us. I have been always in the look for a good and easy to use photo editors. Luckily, there are photo editing sites like Fotor that we can use for free. Yes, it's FREE.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Happy Wednesday! + Matthew the Photographer + Christmas Gift

Happy Tuesday! That's what what I have written in the title box awhile ago. I thought it's only Tuesday but then I looked at our uniform, it's Wednesday already. Days go by so fast and Christmas is here.

Why I write "happy", I really don't know but that's what I am feeling right now. I am simply happy. PERIOD. Haha. Anyway, how's your week so far? Have you already overcome the long weekend hang-over? Ask me, because I am not yet over. Well, that's the hardest part of having a long vacation. It may not be that long for some but 3 days off for someone like me who only has Sunday as a day off (or none at all) is already a location vacation.

Meanwhile, let me share with you a photo of me taken by Matt.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Undas 2013

Hello everyone! It took me so long to make a new post so sorry for that. Until now, my mind is still on vacation kasi. Hehe... Ang hirap talaga un may hang-over ka pa ng bakasyon ano? Madali un before e kasi ang bilis ng oras at di maiinip sa pag-aantay ng bakasyon. But once you are on vacation already, I know like me you are also wishing for the time to slow down. Right or right? Haha!

So expect this post to be a little longer (ano daw?) I will share some (or many) of our photos (taken by Daddy Allan) during our vacation last Undas. We went to our hometown, Muñoz Nueva Ecija, that was recently devastated by typhoon Santi. You can still see how strong typhoon Santi was because of the sights of the uprooted trees, damaged electrical posts, and even house without roofs. Nevertheless, I am happy to see our hometown standing still after the storm. I am happy to see those farmers harvesting their crops. And there are still lucky farmers with undamaged crops.

Anyway, Matt went home earlier with my brother and my mother. Daddy Allan and I went home afternoon of October 31st. My in-laws said Matt don't even remember us. Na-sad naman ako... But guess what his reaction when he saw us.

Matt: Ayun si Mommy ko.(while jumping happily)

He said that many times and he hugged and kissed me. He then said...

Matt: Mommy tabi tayo matulog mamaya ha.

Sabi na e, na-mimiss nya din kami. Happy na ko, hehe... Here he is with his ate Gwen.
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