Monday, September 28, 2009

Mommy Moments : That's my Favorite!

Aw Im so late again....I never had a chance to blog for 3 days because of Bagyong Ondoy. Last friday Ishi had her dental check up. I'm so thankful she cooperated with the dentist. She opened her mouth and the dentist had the chance to put a"filling" on her tooth that is aching for almost a week now. So for being nice and cooperative, I brought her and her brother to McDonalds. Yeah Mc Donalds, that's their favorite hang out. Mc Donalds with play land. They are really enjoying the slide and the food. They love chicken Nuggets, spaghetti and Fries. I am so glad that there's a new Mc Donalds Play land near our place that if ever my kiddos would like to play, I can bring them without my hubby's company. That's all for now! Happy MM everyone!

My Experience During Typhoon Ondoy

Last Saturday, My son Ethan and I went to San Lazaro Hospital because of the cat bite he got last Friday night. I have to bring him there because I wanted to have his anti rabies injection immediately. I know there is a typhoon that day, and I also know there would be no passenger jeeps but I still did try to get one. Thank goodness we did able to ride a jeep going to Monumento. But when we reach Monumento, most of the streets we're all flooded. We don't have any choice but to walk hoping we could get another jeep going to San Lazaro via JP Rizal Avenue. Sadly there were no more jeeps in the streets. Most of the vehicles I am seeing that time were private cars only trying to pass in that overflowing floods in the streets. So I carried Ethan and crossed Samson road to be able to go to LRT station coz that's the only ride available that time. The flood was very scary. I feel like the it's going to pull my feet. I am afraid for my Son if ever I slipped or something. But then thank God for He didn't let anything bad happen to us. So we rode LRT going to Bambang and then we just walked to San Lazaro coz it's between Tayuman and Bambang stations. Surprisingly floods are everywhere! I don't have choice but to walk in that dirty floods, all I wanted that time is to bring my Son to San Lazaro Hospital. I don't care if has typhoon as long as I can take care of my son and he's not getting into danger. When we reach the Hopsital I am already happy that my son has already given the needed injection. We have to return again on the 30th of September. When were about to go home, I didn't try to go home in Malabon yet for I know that there will be no way to go home. There are no Jeeps and even trucks coz the floods are really high. I just headed to my Aunt's house in 2nd Avenue Caloocan. We stayed there until Sunday morning. I thought that day is already end of the World. I was worried because my family is not complete. Me and Ethan was in caloocan and my hubby and daughter were in Malabon. I hate that scenario. I hate being away from my Family when there's a calamity like that. If I were not in Christian Family that day, I wouldn't be able to act strong. I will be worrying more if there is no more communications between me and my husband. God is really Good! I hope other typhoon victims will have faith also. I hope they're okay now. I know everything will back to normal soon. God Bless Us!

Friday, September 18, 2009

New 7*5 photobook from Artscow

I received my notification from Costoms this afternoon.

So I immediately took it from Central Post Office =)
I got these three items at a time =)

These wallets are only for 1.99 dollars each free shipping, so I tried ordering two, one for my sister in-law coz her birthday is on October. The other one is a gift for myself.

I also tried 7 by 5 photobook since it is also 1.99 dollars only for 20 pages free shipping. I love it. It's cute! What I don't like about it is that you can't design your cover. You just have to choose from their three plain colors for page cover. But I still love it! Love my kiddos pics!

I'm still waiting for the other ornament I ordered for Ethan. I never know what an ornament is, I thought I am ordering a pendant coz it looks like a pendant to me. I was amazed when I saw's just a decor with a ribbon. I don't know how to use it butI love it coz Ishi's pic is in there. I just don't like the back pics coz it's too blurry.

Love personalized items like me? Try artscow too? =)

Mommy Moments : Treasured Pictures

Mommy Moments day! Hooray! This topic is hard coz most of the pics I had were all treasured. I love pics, every single pics that I took are all precious to me. Just wanna share some pics that I am really keeping all this time and I don't wanna loose it.

Remember this pics mommy Chris? Remember when Architect of Sweet..Pretty..NAughty offered us a free pop art made by her? I chose these pics of my two kids Ishi and Ethan. I love these pictures of them. I love all of their pictures hugging and kissing but these two are my favorite. Another reason why I am treasuring this is because, I love the way Architect did it. It's so colorful and I find it very nice talaga. I really wanted to print a copy of it sana it's just that, this pic that Architect gave me is too small. I wanted to request another one from her but she's too busy with her work and one and only sweet, pretty, naughty daughter.
That's all for now dear mommies! Share your mommy moments with us now! Happy long weekened everyone!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

All My Friendship aWard!

Thanks Mommy Jac for this award. =)
The award implies:

Green: symbolizes the new buddies
Yellow : represents the guys who are always active
Blue : symbolizes the bloggers with PR
Platform Red : symbolizes that we are all equal and that we are brothers and sisters

I'd like to pass this award to:
all of my followers and visitors! =)
You're the only person who are always visiting my site even I am so busy for the past few months. =) Thanks! You are truly a blogger friend!


August 25, 1973

Fort Bonifacio


Mr. Benigno S. Aquino III


My dearest Son:

One of these days , when you have completed your studies I am sure you will have the opportunity to visit many countries. And in your travels you will witness a bullfight.

In Spanish bullfighting as you know, a man – the matador – is pitted against an angry bull.

The man goads the bull to extreme anger and madness. Then a moment comes when the bull, maddened, bleeding and covered with darts, feeling his last moment has come, stops rushing about and grimly turns his face on the man with the scarlet "muleta" and sword. The Spaniards call this "the moment of truth." This is the climax of the bullfight.

This afternoon, I have arrived at my own moment of truth. After a lengthy conference with my lawyers, Senators Jovito R. Salonga and Lorenzo M. Tanada I made a very crucial and vital decision that will surely affect all our lives: mommie's, your sisters', yours and all our loved ones as well as mine.

I have decided not to participate in the proceedings of the Military Commission assigned to try the charges filed against me by the army prosecution staff. As you know, I've been charged with illegal possession of firearms, violation of RA 1700 otherwise known as the "Anti-Subversion Act" and murder.

You are still too young to grasp the full impact of my decision. Briefly: by not participating in the proceedings, I will not be represented by counsel, the prosecution will present its witnesses without any cross examinations, I will not put up any defense, I will remain passive and quiet through the entire trial and I will merely await the verdict. Inasmuch as it will be a completely one-sided affair, I suppose it is reasonable to expect the maximum penalty will be given to me. I expect to be sentenced to imprisonment the rest of my natural life, or possibly be sent to stand before a firing squad. By adopting the course of action I decided upon this afternoon, I have literally decided to walk into the very jaws of death.

You may ask: why did you do it?

Son, my decision is an act of conscience. It is an act of protest against the structures of injustice that have been imposed upon our hapless countrymen. Futile and puny, as it will surely appear to many, it is my last act of defiance against tyranny and dictatorship.

You are my only son. You carry my name and the name of my father. I have no material wealth to leave you. I never had time to make money while I was in the hire of our people.

For this I am very sorry. I had hopes of building a little nest egg for you. I bought a ranch in Masbate in the hope that after ten or fifteen years, the coconut trees I planted there would be yielding enough to assure you a modest but comfortable existence.

Unfortunately, I had to sell all our properties as I fought battle after political battle as a beleaguered member of the opposition. And after the last battle, I had more obligations than assets.

The only valuable asset I can bequeath to you now is the name you carry. I have tried my best during my years of public service to keep that name untarnished and respected, unmarked by sorry compromises for expediency. I now pass it on to you, as good, I pray, as when my father, your grandfather passed it on to me.

I prepared a statement which I intend to read before the military commission on Monday at the opening of my trial. I hope the commission members will be understanding and kind enough to allow me to read my statement into the record. This may well be my first and only participation in the entire proceedings.

In this statement, I said: Some people suggested that I beg for mercy from the present powers that be. Son, this I cannot do in conscience. I would rather die on my feet with honor, than live on bended knees in shame.

Your great grandfather, Gen. Servilliano Aquino was twice condemned to death by both the Spaniards and the American colonizers. Fortunately, he survived both by a twist of fate.

Your grandfather, my father was also imprisoned by the Americans because he loved his people more than the Americans who colonized us. He was finally vindicated. Our ancestors have shared the pains, the sorrows and the anguish of Mother Filipinas when she was in bondage.

It is a rare privilege for me to join the Motherland in the dark dungeon where she was led back by one of her own sons whom she lavished with love and glory.

I ended my statement thus: I have chosen to follow my conscience and accept the tyrant's revenge.

It takes little effort to stop a tyrant. I have no doubt in the ultimate victory of right over wrong, of evil over good, in the awakening of the Filipino.

Forgive me for passing unto your young shoulders the great responsibility for our family. I trust you will love your mother and your sisters and lavish them with the care and protection I would have given them.

I was barely fifteen years old when my father died. His death was my most traumatic experience. I loved and hero-worshipped him so much, I wanted to join him in his grave when he passed away. But as in all sorrows, eventually they are washed away by the rains of time.

In the coming years, I hope you will study very hard so that you will have a solid foundation on which to build your future. I may no longer be around to give you my fatherly advice. I have asked many of your uncles to help you along should the need arise and I pray you will have the humility to drink from their fountain of experiences.

Look after your two younger sisters with understanding and affection. Viel and Krissy will need your umbrella of protection for a long time. Krissy is still very young and fate has been most unkind to both of us. Our parting came too soon. Please make up for me. Take care of her as I would have taken care of her with patience and warm affection.

Finally, stand by your mother as she stood beside me through the buffeting winds of crisis and uncertainties firm and resolute and uncowed. I pray to God, you inherit her indomitable spirit and her rare brand of silent courage.

I had hopes of introducing you to my friends, showing you the world and guide you through the maze of survival. I am afraid, you will now have to go it alone without your guide.

The only advice I can give you: Live with honor and follow your conscience.

There is no greater nation on earth than our Motherland. No greater people than our own. Serve them with all your heart, with all your might and with all your strength.

Son, the ball is now in your hands.



Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mommy Moments : Hat Day!

Happy Mommy Moments Everyone!!! I tried to finish my entry early so I could visit some mommies who are also participating this meme. I always tend to finish and submit my entry so late. Hope I am not late this time!

I was again having a hard time thinking where could I possibly get a photos with a hat of my kiddos. I have lots of pics in my portable hard drive and I need to browse them again before I could finally look for their photos. Good thing krispy kreme doughnuts gave my kids a hat the day we ate there in Trinoma last Friday and watched UP movie. (We actually end up watching UP in SM North because UP movie in trinoma is available only in 3d cinema. My kids don't like to watch with some sort of eye accessories).
My kids don't like hats that much. They just love to have a hat but they don't want to wear them. When the crew of Krispy Kreme gave the hats and the balloons to them, I immediately took a photos of them even I was at the counter that time because they will surely remove it after few minutes.

Here's the latest "hat day" pics of my kiddos:

ETHAN @ Krispy Kreme

ETHAN @ Krispy Kreme

ISHI and ETHAN enjoying Krispy Kreme Doughnuts =)

Hope to share more stories and milestones with you guys!!! Happy Mommy MOments!!!

I WON in Mommy Journey's 1st Blogversary Contest!

Hooray!!! I received a message from Chris of Mommy Journey today telling me this message "congratulations! you won!". "Whoa", that is my first reaction. I can't believe I won again for the second time in Random Org. contest in blogosphere. Actually this is the third time I won a contest here but the first one is not chosen randomly, we were challenge to comment 100 comments a day until the due date and I really did pursue that contest until I finally become 1st runner up and win fabulous prizes! The second time I won is thru random org.. I was very surprised then because that was my first ever winning that chosen randomly. And again, I did enjoy my prizes that has been shipped from US to Philippines. This time is another surprising news! Did I really won? OMG, I'm sorry if I am Over reacting here but I am really happy that I won a contest again! I feel very very lucky! =) Thanks Chris for having this contest! Happy Anniversary to your blog and More POWER to you!!! God Bless!!!

Just wanna congratulate all the winners too of Mommy Journey's 1st Blogversary Contest:
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Hooray for all of us!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mommy Moments : Dress Up Day

Catching up with you guys... I'm here again posting my entry soooo late lols =)

Here's my entry for the week's theme - Dress Up day!
I love dress up times...I love costumes! Just wanna share my kids last Halloween Parties and costumes. They were wearing Mickey and Minnie costumes. It was in SM North, Huggies Diaper Halloween Happenings and they both won Best in COstumes =)

Ishi taking her FREE make up and hair color =)

Ethan's turn =)

That Halloween was Ethan's latest dress up day while Ishi just had her Filipininana costume =)

Now I have to look for new costumes for up coming Halloween this year. I am planning to have Tinkerbell for Ishi and Peter Pan for Ethan. Goodluck to me! =)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Parent - Teacher Conference

Hubby and I attended our first ever Parent-Teacher Conference last Saturday. This is our first time and we were both nervous to see her report card and what the teacher will say about her performance for the past 2 and half months. The teacher said Ishi is in 11th out of 14, I was a bit sad but after teacher told me about her attitude in class, I feel like the problem also lies in me. The teacher said Ishi was so playful, she is not listening to what the teacher was saying. Teacher said Ishi has potential but finding it hard to pay attention. I was a bit disappointed with some of the topic in her exams though I didn't reviewed her, I know for my self that she knows it but when I saw the results, she got it all wrong! I tested her again if she really doesn't know the answer but she answered correctly that time. I think she was just lazy doing it. I wanted to develop her concentration this time but I don;t know how, anybody who knows what to do? Oh please give me some advise. I really wanted to give her a gift because at least she passed my 80% and above quota for her exam but I was thinking if she deserves it or not. I was thinking of buying her a toddler backpack or a insulated lunch tote. She also wants a bid princess doll but If possible I don't want to buy her toys again. I also love to buy a nap mats and remove out rubber mat at home already. But before that I have to figure out first how to develop her concentration so she could focus in school. It's really hard to become a Mom here. Gosh please, anybody help me!