May 28, 2010

Friday Lunch

I couldn't think of what to eat for lunch and I was busy looking at outdoor décor for the backyard that I didn't really want to go out to buy lunch. I remembered we had leftover spanish sardines and I just made garlic rice. Perfect lunch I should say. It was really yummy and I had to stop myself from finishing the rice I cooked. I had to remind myself I could not eat too much rice. It was a perfect afternoon since I had a wonderful lunch and was able to pick out the outdoor decor.

Baby Boom

I know of 8 pregnant friends who are all due to give birth before the year ends. I'm guessing their is a very high demand for prenatel vitamins this year. lol. Lotsa babies next year! It should be fun since my "tonado" will have lotsa playmates too. I hope that does not mean higher cost of diapers and milk too. Exciting things to happen. Super exciting and life changing things but we are looking forward to it.

Before I The Weekend Starts...

I realized I didn't buy the plasma TV stands (i need to buy three) that my dad wants me to get him. I totally forgot! Good thing I have not sent the box to the shippers this morning. That means I need to do a quick shopping trip to Costco tonight before meeting up with my cousins to get this done. I would have gone now but it's T who's a member so I need to wait for him to get home. Hopefully I have not forgotten anything else.

May 27, 2010

Lazy Thursday

I wanted to go to best buy earlier to see what are the good deals they are offering for the memorial weekend sale but I was not feeling so well this morning and decided to just stay home. With the not feeling well, my plan of cleaning the house was rescheduled for tomorrow too. The whole day was then spent on reading, watching TV, surfing the internet and surfing the internet. Before I knew it, it was already 5 in the afternoon. I'm feeling much better now and that's the good news so I should be able to finish my chores tomorrow since I won't be able to do any of those over the weekend.


We have one messy living room. We have boxes everywhere! I really have to send out this balikbayan box I have in our living room soon. Our living room is starting to look like our garage. I'm still waiting for the acne treatments my cousin bought online and had shipped here to my house and then I should be able to send out the box. I think I have enough stuff to fill the box so no more shopping.

California Adventure

Since we have annual passes for Disneyland, we make sure we make the most out of it. We usually miss the parade at California Adventure though. It was one tuesday afternoon that the husband took a day off that we decided to go to Disneyland after buying the driveway alarm. This time we spent most of our time at California Adventure and I made sure we got to catch the pixar parade.

I was like a kid again as I was watching the parade. It was so much fun just like the Celebrate parade over at Disney. Writing this makes me miss Disneyland and we should go again before it gets too hot.

May 24, 2010


I've been asked by my cousin to look for a good lsat prep review for her. She plans to go here in 2 months and on top of her priorities is to take the lsat exam. She's been doing her research online but I need to help her by making calls for her too. She wants to go through a program that would really prepare her for the exam and to to get her money's worth too. The prep courses are not really cheap too. Hopefully this really prepares her to enter the law school of her choice.

Going Korean

Reading through articles about diets that work won't really work for me if we don't stop eating out. I should not really be dieting but atleast just watch out for what I eat.

One sunday evening, the husband and I had korean bbq for dinner. We were first thinking of ordering the set courses but then realized that it was going to be cheaper if we order for eat all you can. same food is to be served and we would get to save almost $10.

It was a yummy dinner ofcourse and I was reminded of all the korean telenovelas I've watched and the food trips I had with my friends back in manila wherein we had a chance to eat at an authentic korean restaurant at Malate.
We didn't even order for a refill of the meat platter. The korean waiter even asked us if we were sure that we didn't want a refill. It was indeed a yummy dinner and we went home really full.

May 19, 2010

Being a Mom

This was shared by a cousin of mine over at facebook and sharing this with all the wonderful moms that I know, moms-to-be, and even the daddies :)

We are sitting at lunch one day when my daughter casually mentions
that she and her husband are thinking of "starting a family."

"We're taking a survey," she says half-joking. "Do you think I should have
a baby?"

"It will change your life," I say, carefully keeping my tone neutral.

"I know," she says, "no more sleeping in on weekends, no more
spontaneous vacations."

But that is not what I meant at all. I look at my daughter, trying to decide what to tell her. I want her to know what she will never learn in childbirth classes.

I want to tell her that the physical wounds of child bearing will
heal, but becoming a mother will leave her with an emotional wound so raw that she will forever be vulnerable.

I consider warning her that she will never again read a newspaper
without asking, "What if that had been MY child?" That every plane crash, every house fire will haunt her. That when she sees pictures of starving children, she will wonder if anything could be worse than watching your child die.

I look at her carefully manicured nails and stylish suit and think that no matter how sophisticated she is, becoming a mother will reduce her to
the primitive level of a bear protecting her cub. That an urgent call
of "Mom!" will cause her to drop a soufflé or her best crystal without a moment's hesitation.

I feel that I should warn her that no matter how many years she has invested in her career, she will be professionally derailed by motherhood.

She might arrange for childcare, but one day she will be going into an important business meeting and she will think of her baby's sweet smell. She will have to use every ounce of discipline to keep from running home, just to make sure her baby is all right.

I want my daughter to know that every day decisions will no longer be routine. That a five year old boy's desire to go to the men's room rather than the women's at McDonald's will become a major dilemma. That right there, in the midst of clattering trays and screaming children, issues of independence and gender identity will be weighed against the prospect
that a child molester be lurking in that restroom.

However decisive she may be at the office, she will second-guess herself constantly as a mother.

Looking at my attractive daughter, I want to assure her that eventually she will shed the pounds of pregnancy, but she will never feel the same about herself. That her life, now so important, will be of less value to her once she has a child. That she would give herself up in a moment to save her offspring, but will also begin to hope for more years, not to accomplish her own dreams, but to watch her child accomplish theirs.

I want her to k now that a cesarean scar or shiny stretch marks
will become badges of honor.

My daughter's relationship with her husband will change, but not in the way she thinks. I wish she could understand how much more you can love a man who is careful to powder the baby or who never hesitates to play with his child. I think she should know that she will fall in love with him again for reasons she would now find very unromantic.

I wish my daughter could sense the bond she will feel with women throughout history who have tried to stop war, prejudice and drunk driving.

I want to describe to my daughter the exhilaration of seeing your child learn to ride a bike. I want to capture for her the belly laugh of a baby who is touching the soft fur of a dog or cat for the first time.


I want her to taste the joy that is so real it actually hurts.

My daughter's quizzical look makes me realize that tears have formed in my eyes. "You'll never regret it," I finally say. Then I reached across the table, squeezed my daughter's hand and offered a silent prayer for her, and for me, and for all the mere mortal women who stumble their way into this most wonderful of callings.

May 15, 2010

Tiring But Fun

....that was how my day went. We had to drive for a little over an hour to my Uncle's house to drop off some documents and phentermine that my Aunt wants me to buy for her. My uncle as mentioned on my previous post is going to the Philippines for a week. We stayed there for a 2 hours just talking about stuff with another Aunt and Uncle who was there. I have not seen them in a month so it was nice to catch up with them. We then met up with some friends for dinner. It has been a long day and i feel tired but it was great to be able to spend time with family and friends.


We are driving to LA after lunch to drop off a few things over at my Uncle's house to give to my mom. His going to the Philippines for a week to play golf. He is lucky he gets to go there for free. It's the tournament organizers who are paying for the airfare. I always look forward the hour drive to LA as I like the scenery. I like it especially if it's not traffic which is usually the case during weekends. I find the billboard over one city though about best testosterone booster funny as it is totally not the right place for that ad. It's better that they place their ad's on a men's magazine. I'm just waiting for T to get home as he had his car checked and then off we go.

Happy weekend everyone!

May 14, 2010


I just remembered I have to go over some credit reports for T. He asked me to go over them about a week ago but I totally forgot about it and know that he really needs it by monday, I'm stressing and cramming over it. It's crazy because I have to go over so many things. I got the credit reports online and getting them was super easy but making sure I go over every single detail is the difficult part. I have to get this done before I start my weekend for I surely won't be able to do this over the weekend.

May 6, 2010


It's my first time to be alone and I'm glad T comes home today from his business trip. Even when I was in Manila, I have never alone at home at night so the past 2 nights has been really hard. I've have been having a hard time sleeping and I was so close to using sleep aids because I so want to sleep but couldn't sleep. It was so frustrating. No sleep means headache for me. And because of my current state, drink medicine is a big no. I'm just glad I would finally get some good night sleep tonight.

May 5, 2010


I'm currently addicted to playing bejeweled 2. And it's one of the reasons I want to get an Ipad. We saw one at the apple store and even T liked it. I never thought I'ld like it and since I'm happy with my Iphone. But seeing the Ipad just makes you want to have one. It's not a need obviously since but a want and their is nothing wrong to wanting one right now. It's like wanting to buy prevera too. It's something I don't really need but something I can surely use.

Looking Young

Was watching America's Next Top Model and I just have to say that since Tyra Banks has lost weight she also looks younger compared to about 2 years back when she had gained weight. I've read online that she uses a wrinkle cream. The said wrinkle cream is available online of course through That must be one good cream and so much better than to have a face lift or botox. The wrinkle cream has really great reviews online and maybe I should buy a bottle or two for my mom for mother's day.

People Magazine

I just had to buy. With all the talks about Sandra and Jesse breaking up and then the news of her adopted baby, the curious me wanted to read on Sandra's interview. I guess in a way it was a good buy since it was a double issue and featured the world's most beautiful woman. Top on the list is Julia Roberts. A pretty woman indeed. A special article on diet pill reviews was also in the magazine. It was worth the buy plus I can send it to the Philippines when I send a box home.

May 4, 2010

Lacking Sleep

I was not able to sleep well last night. I don't think I will get a good sleep for the next 2 days either. For that reason I was looking for a good eye cream. Good thing the store has a list of the best eye cream for dark circles that are available in the market. I ended up not buying any though. I was so close to buying one but then again changed my mind and instead bought a book. I almost bought a dress too but will probably get it the next time I go to target.


T and I are planning to send another box to the Philippines. Good thing we found a cheap way of shipping boxes and the boxes get in Manila by 30 days. I have a few things I need to send back home. That means we need to make a quick trip to IKEA soon too. Which reminds me I should make a list of things to buy and things to send. That should make everything easier.