Saturday 9: Monday, Monday


1. How does your day usually go on Monday? mostly it is very laid back because we normally just stay at home on mondays, but other times it’s hectic since we have to wake up early and i have to finish some chores (e.g. washing feeding bottles, etc) before leaving the house.

2. Who was the last band you saw live? if my memory serves me right, it has to be either lifehouse or vertical horizon

3. When was the last time you purchased something over $50? 2 weeks ago

4. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable? not if i am talking to someone very close or familiar to me

5. Do you wish you were someplace else right now? i’ll never want to be anywhere else.

6. Tell us about the last wedding that you attended. it was eons ago when i last attended a wedding, it was a garden wedding of my office mate

7. What’s annoying you right now? my son’s nasty colds, i wish i can just shoo it away!

8. What is your best skill/ability? Why?i guess it has to be my speed typing skill, i can type 45 words per minute the last time i checked.

9. If someone asked a friend of yours, “Hey, what is one thing your friend is exceptional at?”, what would they say about you? Why? probably my friend would boast about me being a green mama, i strive to be organic + would love to use all-natural products if it was ever possible, so there..

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friday fill-ins 2011.08


 1. Ooooh, I just love the feel of waking up in the morning, snuggled in my baby’s warm embrace.

2. it’s way too cold in the morning again, I can’t stand it!

3. How the heck did I end up with so many backlogs in my blog.

4. Puerto Galera is one of my favorite places to visit.

5. I’m not a sloth, I’m not!

6. if a lot of people are going crazy over online jobs, it has to be good.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to turning in early as i need to catch up on those zzzzz, tomorrow my plans include having a trip to the grocers to buy milk for my son and Sunday, I want to be lazy and do nothing (but blog maybe)!

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of looking back to the week that was…


a great week ahead of us all mummies and apologies for my belated greeting (i know i’m deciding against my feeble attempt for a plausible excuse)

last week went out smoothly this corner of the world.
on monday, i’ve finally placed the wall decals that my friend gave me in our room and jared instantly liked it. it was a wall sticker with two lovely blue birds with leaves and flowers. i just started slapping the flowers everywhere + placed the two birds near the bed, much like a sticker headboard, i was done when i noticed the instruction guide on the piece of paper in the wrapping. heck, i like the birds perched as our headboard better! (will post a pic of it later)

we went out to buy groceries and stopped by razon’s for a palatable treat, was not able to eat my fave halo-halo though since i was full by the time i finish my palabok + fresh lumpia. yes, i can recall it was a valentine’s monday but we never really celebrated valentine’s as a couple. maybe if jared is a little bigger we can start our own tradition of giving-mommy-flowers-on-valentine’s!

the mid-week quickly went by with house chores on my plate, i planned to finish everything before friday comes, since we agreed to take jared out by then for his long-overdue baby’s day out. you’ll probably also notice that i have only too few posts over the week, pardon me. it was just me catching up on my zzzzzz + catching up on my reading. a good blogger friend of mine, vance, gave me a copy of dan brown’s the lost symbol + i’ve currently lost myself following the exploits of my favorite symbologist, robert langdon, in washington d.c. to uncover the centuries-old masonic secret. i have 200-more pages to go so i’ll probably finish that later today. you see reading is my passion, aside from blogging which has quickly been turning into one, too. and nothing excites me more than the smell of books, old  + new, + the infinite possibility a good book presented! i am a child again lost in my first fairytale book.

jared contemplates on climbing this slide

the much-awaited baby’s day out took place, finally, on friday. i bought an activefun unlimited voucher for half its original price from ensogo a few weeks (or is it months, can’t actually recall!haha!) back and glad we are finally using it. i was so looking forward to playing there with my son. the play day turned out beautifully well, jared enjoyed it tremendously. we played for two hours and had loads of fun.

on sunday, i was suppose to attend mommy blogger joy’s first anniversary party + i was so excited about that, but much to my regret, i had to cancel last minute since no one is available to babysit my little tot for me, see i need to get up way too early to beat the 8am call time + waking jared up that early so he can come with me is just an option i really do not consider. so maybe next time…

later that day, we just went out, with jared, cel, bel (who, by the way, will be unveiling her new blog soon + am so excited about it too – finally my cajoling and convincing worked!) + my nephew sean, and trooped to  walter mart after visiting my parents’ grave. i need a replenishment of jared’s milk + distilled water. we had kfc bucket meal for dinner.and i simply can’t forget what my soon-to-be-five nephew said to my sister cel.

tita, kuha ka pa kanin, gusto ko pa! (tita, get more rice, i want some more!)

he said that matter-of-factly, as if kfc’s kitchen is our very own kitchen!  kids, don’t they just say the cutest things?!

and of course, another reason that never failed to make up my wonderful week, my blog and blogging in general, it never fails to bring a smile on my face whenever i see a new comment on my post, or found a new follower/subscriber. thanks to you all for making my day!

so how did your week go?join us in whatta wonderful week bloghop and let’s all look forward to another wonderful week ahead!

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Sunday Stealing: The Very Late Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Make a list of 5 things that you can see without getting up: the desktop, jared’s crib, my new dan brown book, mobile phone, baby’s feeding essentials

2. How do you style your hair? always up in a bun so as not to get in the way with my childminding duties

3. What are you wearing now? my oversized nightt shirt + pajamas

4. What’s your occupation? s-a-h-m!

5. What do you hear right now? the humming of the electric fan + the soft, white noise of my overworked desktop

6. Who was the last person you hugged? jared

7. What is/was for dinner? everything’s still up in the air

8. What did you do today? i’m just starting my day + since i finished my laundry yesterday it will be one restful day ahead, probably will just play with my son + watch videos

9. Dog person or cat person? dog person

10. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? i’ve always fancied being named samantha,i think it’s a very feminine name

11. What was the last thing that you bought? a 1.6-kilogram can of my son’s milk

12. If you could afford to go anywhere in the world, where would you go? boracay and spend the whole summer there with my son

13. Where do you see yourself in five years? in a house of my own not far from home, maintaining several blogs at the same time, sending my son to pre-school + being a totally soccer mum! or maybe i am a hundred miles from here, reveling in the grandeur of ancient + royalty, who knows *wink*

14. Where’s your birthmark? just before the end of my right collarbone is my big, protruding mole

15. What are you doing this weekend? spending the days at home with my son

16. Which book are you reading at the moment? the lost symbol by dan brown

17. The last movie you’ve seen? i am really way behind with movies, the last i saw was 500 days of summer

photo source

18. What are you doing tomorrow? will still be childminding + housekeeping + trying ways to earn thru blogging.

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music monday: runaway train (Official Music Video) by brandon boyd

you probably have noticed by now how gaga i was over (and still am, only a bit toned down!) brandon boyd, dropping references about him on this humble blog here + there, even posting my letter for him once. he’s actually my inspiration to sort of circumvent the tides in my life + channel negative thoughts + energies to positive ones, and the effect has made a profound change in my life since then. in that i am ever grateful to him.

“I’ll make music, whether or not anyone is listening, for the rest of my life. It’s a natural form of expression for me, the same way I draw and write and sing.”

brandon cornelius boyd, frontman/vocals/percussion of my all-time fave band, incubus, was born on february 16, 1976. yes, he celebrated his 35th just a few days back (so this is a sort of belated birthday greeting post☺) and just came out with his solo efforts, the wild trapeze, july of 2010. one of my faves from that album is this song, runaway train (lyrics here). the album, as expected will remind you so much of his band and will make you long for a new incubus album even more. but the boys are currently working on that so hold on to your seats and let us all wait in anticipation.

the would-be inspiration for my son’s name (photo source)

did i tell you i was really bent on naming my son brandon? yep, only his dad opted out of it so i chose another first name to go with jared and came up with his lovely name now. but, i still consider naming my firstborn brandon would’ve been utterly cool, sigh!

this is my entry to this week’s

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