Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Farewell 2008

2008 was a roller-coaster ride.

For the twins, there were many firsts - first solid food, first step, first tooth, first out of town trip, first airplane ride, first studio shoot, first haircut, first birthday and first newspaper appearance (Manila Bulletin birthday corner hahaha). The twins had to endure several hospitalizations, and battle wicked illnesses. It made me a stronger and more mature mommy medic.

I learned I can DIY a 1st birthday party, and proved it to be a successful endeavor. Budgeting will still be a challenge, but I can now tell which ones are the needs and which ones are just wants. I discovered bargain shops and discount stores. I have definitely improved my gift-giving powers this year.

I learned to prepare more fancy dishes to the delight of my family. I can now cook for my friends, and the dish is actually edible, hehe. I can now handle the kitchen pressure during reunions with friends and family.

I got promoted, with a job that I actually like doing, plus I have cool team mates and a boss that I can trully say is my mentor.

Keith finally got his DSLR and 29" TV. We have a more understanding relationship now and we rarely fight over petty things. We have grown together in a mature kind of way, and the love and respect for each other is still there.

Also this year, my dad had angioplasty and this moved our family to be closer. My brother got married, and his wife gave birth. I now have my very first pamangkin. During our clan reunions (on both sides), we are all complete, happy and healthy. We also celebrated my dad's 64th bday and my mom's 54th bday and their 31st wedding anniv. We are blessed to be complete as a family during these occasions.

I am closer to God after discovering the 12 colored candles from Loreto. Here are their meanings:

White candle = purity (wish candles)
Red candle = romance or love offerings for families
Blue candle = peace of mind
Green candle = money
Yellow candle = good spirit
Pink candle = health
Orange candle = brightness
Brown candle = good fortune
Peach candle = studies
Violet candle = material wealth
Black candle = conscience

This year, I have discovered The Secret, and I will be forever grateful to my good friend Yas for sharing it with me. :)

As for my Kabuki sisters, there were also trying moments like when Tito Rey and Mami Caring were hospitalized. There were also celebrations like when Ires and Polly gave birth, and when Peen got married (I was even asked to make a speech). We had several potluck get-togethers, and one very memorable Tagaytay trip, with our partners and kids (complete attendance, naks).

I also attended reunions with good old college friends whom I terribly miss - Ana, Jenny, Marvs and Bing. I am happy to see that they have not changed one bit, and the friendship is stronger despite the long distance.

Finally, we moved into a new home, and it proved to be a blessing with the tremendous benefits it gave to our health.

2008 taught me to be a better mom, better wife, better homemaker, better shopper, better friend, better co-worker, ultimately a better person. So, thank you 2008, thank you very much! :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Bagets circa 1960

My parents had get-together with their amigos/amigas. They are the parents of my childhood friends. I cooked beef w/ brocolli, grilled liempo and tuna. Yezzz! :)

Ninang Melba and Tito Boy

Ninang Anabelle and Tito Ben

Tita Marilyn and Tito Dante

And of course, Paperts and Mamerts

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mama & Papa 31st Wedding Anniv

It's my parents' 31st wedding anniversary. We all decided to go to MOA.

It was traffic.

There were sooo many people in the mall.

We had to park at SMX. (Carlos doing the OK sign; Vito is bored)

We had dinner at Dampa in Macapagal. We had kinilaw na tanigue, baked tahong, buttered shrimp, sinagang na maya-maya, grilled pusit and liempo, ensaladang talong and mangga and ripe mangoes, yummm!

Next generation - Carlos, Moxi and Vito.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

Merry Christmas! This year is special because we are complete. For noche buena, I made chicken macaroni salad. We also had sweet & sour fish fillet, pancit bihon, chicken & pork barbeque, hamonado, ube halaya, leche flan, and cake.

My brother is home from Dubai to have christmas with his family.

Here is Santa Moxi, resting after delivering all the presents, hehe.

This is Caloy's first reaction upon holding his gift.. WOW!

Vito is very bungingis upon opening his gift.

Daddy and Lolo checking the new rides, and preparing them for take off, hehe. These are rechargeable motor bikes, nice!

The twins with their steering wheel toys.

This is our second christmas together as a family :) My dad frowned on the idea that we are not spending noche buena with them, so... need I say more? Hahaha..

We heared christmas mass at the Monastery. Carlos is so tired, he slept through mass and in this photo op.

Happy Birthday Jesus! :)

I got my Christmas wish! :)

eh kase sabi ko kay keith gusto ko ng fone na may stylus.
tapos sabi nya o gusto mo ba ng ganto ganyan e super mahal ng mga fone.
sabi ko.. kahit ung mura lang (example: myphone) basta may stylus hehe.
tapos hindi ko na lng sineryoso.
everytime i ask him what he likes, wala daw.. kahit kiss na lng. churva.
so hindi ko inintindi. naisip ko after xmas na lng kme buy gifts for each other
kase wala na time to shop.
tapos nung noche buena after exchange gift w/ my family,
inabutan nya ako ng gift.
nagulat ako.
isang box sha, inisip ko baka kikay item o kaya mug bwahaha!
pag punit ko nung wrapper nakita ko - vodafone
i was so surprised, napa-tili tlaga ako hahahaha!
shocks super kilig moment nanaman bwahaha!
na-iyak nga ako kse wala ako gift sa kanya,
kka-hiya :( invite ko na lng sha to the mall this weekend so i can buy a gift that he likes.
super happy ako.. memorable tong xmas nato sa kin
palm treo 750v nga pala sha.. eyelavit! :D

thank you hunny i love you very much!!! :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ofc Xmas Party 2008

We had christmas salo salo today, feasting on kiampong, meatballs, chicken & pork adobo, roasted chicken, pizza (tons of), fruit salad, assorted choco cookies and ice cream. Super dami ng food! I think I gained 10 lbs, hehe! At first, I thought hindi ko magugustahan ang kiampong, but it was masarap! :)

Here are the new guys:

Me and the Korean team (Rose, Michelle and Aragorn)

Me and the Mandarin team (Maria and Rick)

Me and the Thai team (Steve and Hajie)

Me and the English team (Connie, Mau, Jeff, Maan, Drew, Vannie, Gem, Hazel and Josef)

Me and the AMs (Grey, Susan, Wils, Hanz and Mami Burns)

Merry Christmas everyone! :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friendship Flowers Award

This tag is all about "FRIENDSHIP OFFERING" with someone whom you know, to someone whom you already knew or will know in the future, globally. Thank you Janis for passing this on to me.

Here are the rules for this tag:

1. Copy the badge and put it on your blog,
2. Link back who pass you this tag,
3. Spread this tag to at least 7 or more bloggers who you think you are friend with.

And lovely are the blossoms
That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.
And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship’s flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.
And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship’s flower will bloom for you.

I am now passing this tag to Divine, Sheryll, Jacque, Con, and Mec.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato

Today, we had our team's christmas party at Jack's Loft in Tomas Morato. It was a lunch get-together so most of us skipped breakfast na, hehe.

I ordered mushroom soup (matabang), philly cheese steak sandwich (i'm sorry walang lasa), and I declair (sadly, smaller size than before). Nabusog ako but hindi nasarapan. Oh well, it's free lunch so I can't complain, hehe!

Missing in the picture are the latecomers - May, Rox and Celpots hehe.

Me and Inah - my 'mommy' in our exchange gift. She gave me a Parker sign pen, with my name engraved on it, for all the memos I need to sign daw (roll eyes), hehe. Thanks Mami Ins! :)

More pictures here.

Monday, December 08, 2008

New friends, new words

I'm with a new team now, and this week I made some new friends - 3 Koreans (Michelle, Rose & Aragorn), 2 Thais (Hajie & Kamol) and 2 Chinese (Rick & Jerico).

Did yah know that in Korea, you turn one year old on the day that you are born? Kase they start counting even if you are still inside the tummy. So, if I were born in Korea, 31 na pala ako ngayon yuuuuck! Hahaha.

I learned that the correct pronunciation of "Thai" is /Tai/, unless you are referring to that chicken part most delicious when fried - thigh.

I also learned some new words - "ahn yong hasehyo", "sawadeekah", "ni hao" which means Hello in korea, thai and mandarin.

Oh, this is gonna be exciting! :)

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Craving for some

Lifesavers! Where can I buy them now?

Photo borrowed from here.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Conti's and Gerry's Grill, Trinoma

It's the first Saturday of December. I met my good old college friends at Trinoma for our christmas get-together. The last time we saw each other was July when our friend Ana came home to visit from the US. I am happy to see them again. :)

Jenny, Aus, Bing & I had merienda 3pm at Conti's. We had 'assorted dips with melba toast' as appetizer. Ang sarap when you combine the artichoke & liver pate dips together, I swear hahaha! I also had tuna sandwich, tiramisu and brewed coffee (plus 1 refill), ang takaw ko grabeh. Bing had frap and mango bravo. Jen had baked macaroni and a cake (forgot which one).

I was on cinderella time and couldnt stay long, Vito is sick with colds and I am mommy medic once again. Kaya lang wala pa si Marvs. Either leave or face his wrath. I texted him - Marvs call me. Upon learning na we ate na his calm, sleepy voice went up a notch - ano! kumaen na kayo?! hehehe e kse ang tagaaal. So anyway, he finally arrived together with his BFF, Migs and said na they want to eat sa ibang resto. Fine.

We transferred to Gerry's Grill, super dami ng tao. When everyone was settled na, Bing and I said our b-byes. She had to leave early din coz she's going back to Tarlac. Of course ayaw nila pumayag, but we promised there is going to be a next time. :)

Thanks Jen for my gift, I'll open it on Christmas day :D

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

Smiling moon

As Keith was off to work, we saw the most amazing thing - God was smiling and it was such a beautiful feeling. I immediately asked him to take a picture. After several attempts (he got almost late for work, hehe), he was able to get this:

This was taken outside our house around 8pm. Keith had to edit the roofs and trees out, and zoom in. Nice noh? :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Kabuki at TPC The Fort

Before going to Tagaytay, my Kabuki sisters and I, together with our partners and kids, had a photo shoot at The Picture Company. I availed my free birthday shoot.

We had it at Block 2 Bonifacio High Street, otherwise known as their Fort branch. Call time was 10AM, and of course we started 12NN, ang mga pasawife! Hehe.

Here's the color coding per family:

peen and rj - maroon
jov and family - white
polly and family - blue
ires and family - black
michelle - green
malou and family - yellow
gyp - pink (due to insistent public demand)
dong and oli - brown

Here's the wacky shot:

Tagaytay Highlands

More photos here.

Friday, November 28, 2008

2008 Richwell Sale

I was finally able to visit the Kidz Kraze Richwell Christmas Sale! It's in a warehouse located on the street between Honda and Monark in Libis. I arrrived around 4pm, shopped for about an hour and went home with these goodies:

shelcore steering wheel toy - P450 (the twins love to drive!)
shelcore steering wheel toy - P450 (of course I had to get two)
fisher price sesame street stroller toy - P200
toy car [that transforms into a robot] - P100
toy car [that transforms into a robot] - P100
hotwheels tshirt - P100
hotwheels tshirt - P100
barbie woven mat with beach slippers - P100
barbie woven mat with beach slippers - P100
toy laser gun - P100
safety 1st toy - P75
safety 1st toy - P75
safety 1st toy - P50
chicco infant shoes - P50
chicco infant shoes - P50

That's 15 items for P2,000. Not bad! :)

There are other more expensive items at 20% off, but still expensive by my standards ahehe! (like P2,000 less 20% equals P1,600 for one item). It is interesting to note that in some items, its the box that dictates the price - the more dilapidated the box is, the cheaper the item is. I saw Barney items, Elmo, Dora, Mickey, Sesame Street. You can find Barbie dolls at P300, but the nice ones start at P400. There were lots of Barbie and Chicco shoes and sandals. Try to make silip inside the brown boxes because the items inside are usually the ones with the biggest discount.

When you arrive, get some plastic bags from the counter. They're free. Then, have your companion line up for you while you do the shopping. You can take turns lining up while the other shops. Testing is done by them and you cannot bring batteries inside. You definitely need wet ones and alcohol because some items/boxes are dusty. Oh and bring a fan, as in pamaypay.

Happy Shopping! :)

Nov 28-30
Dec 5-7
Dec 12-14
Dec 19-23

9AM to 6PM (Sat-Sun)
1PM to 6PM (Weekdays)

Creative Trade Center Compound
#6 Calle Industria St. Libis, QC
7431658. Cash basis only.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Three decades old

It's my 30th birthday and as a "gift", I was off-limits sa kitchen and was just locked inside the bedroom to rest, sleep and watch TV. By 3pm, I had headache from oversleeping, hahaha! I decided to go to the chapel. I offered a prayer of thanks and asked for continued love and happiness, harmonious family relationship, good health and success in all my endeavors. :)

Keith, together with the maid, cooked spaghetti with meatballs, chicken and pork barbeque. I also had choco mousse cake and strawberry ice cream. Ahhh, the life! Hehe.

30 years old? Hindi naman halata diba? Hehehe.

We had simple celebration with my family. My parents and brothers came to the apartment for dinner. All my good friends remembered and greeted me, esp Yas who called from Singapore. I really enjoyed this day and I owe everything to Keith for preparing everything and cooking dinner. Thanks Hunny! Looking forward to Tagaytay Highlands this weekend. :)

More photos here.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Our first christmas tree

Last year, we spent Christmas at my parents house. This year, Keith and I decided that we will spend Noche Buena in our own home, as a family. I said - we need a tree.

Wala tlaga akong idea how much it costs but sa mall, the more sossy kind is at P7,000 and that's for the tree alone. OMG! Finding a cheap christmas tree? Divisoria is the place to be!

On my way to Divi, I made a silent prayer that I will be safe and hopefully I will find a christmas tree below P1,000. As I walked my way to Tabora St, I saw a number of christmas trees displayed along the street. I asked for a pretty 6ft tree and manang said it is P1,900, hanggang P1,800. Mahal. This is just the ordinary type ha. I asked for a leaner tree and she said P1,100, last price is P900. Hmm.. I said, mag iikot ikot muna ako. O cge P800 na lang, she called out. I wasn't sure about buying a tree that's been exposed to the elements - shempre tabing kalsada lahat na ng usok ng sasakyan dumikit na dito, and naulanan/naarawan na rin sila.

I entered Tabora St. and sooobrang dami ng tao.. siksikan to the max! I made a detour at the back of one stall and entered a building. I noticed a lot of wedding gowns and evening gowns na super ganda. I asked how much, and the girl said P5,000 for the wedding gown with complete accessories. WOW! So eto pala ung sinasabi nilang bilihan ng cheap wedding gowns. Finally, na-discover ko na din! Hehe. Lumabas din ako agad ng building, after all, christmas decors ang pinunta ko dito hehe.

Wala mashadong christmas trees along Tabora St. puro ornaments lang like balls, poinsettias and garlands. A hanging santa clause costs P250; a christmas rug is P100. I walked further and reached Divisoria Mall. In front of the mall, I saw a vendor selling christmas trees na hindi nka-buka ang leaves. I asked how much the 5ft was. P450 daw, P400 last price. Ang mura diba. I asked him to open up the leaves. I wanted to make sure na hindi exposed ang central rod pag nka-open na ang leaves. So inayos ni manong and binuksan nya lahat ng branches/dahon kase nga I wanted to see ung buong christmas tree. And yun nga, manipis ang tree and mukhang "malnourished". So I said, Uhm sorry kuya hindi uubra, mashadong manipis eh. Mabuti naman at hindi nya ako sinaksak and he told me na ok lang daw. Whew, hehe :) remember, this is Divi noh!

I decided to go to 168 to check my options. On my way there, I passed by a store that sells gift wrappers. I got the glossy kind for P36 one dozen (P3 a piece). Mura, considering wrappers in NBS are being sold at P11 each.

Before reaching 168, I decided to go back na lang coz I was tired na, then I saw Jinhung Bijou Art, Inc. and noticed na teka baket ang daming tao dito. I saw christmas trees on display. I checked out a 5ft tree and saw the price tag. It said P999. Ok pasok sa budget. I was trying my luck and asked the manong if I can get discount and he said, ma'am P860 last price. I wasnt expecting to get a discount kse I am buying from a store, but of course I welcomed the good news Thank you God hehehe So I bought the christmas tree here, shempre I checked muna if complete ang parts bago ilagay sa box.

It was drizzling when I went out of the store so I made silong in one of the stalls along the street. The manong was selling christmas tree ornaments. I asked for purple medium sized balls which were being sold for P100/dozen. I made tawad and got them for P60. I also bought medium red poinsettias for P200/dozen (or P16.67 each). Super cheap na coz other stalls sell them for P25 each, and sa malls naman they are P40 each. I passed by Tabora again and bought big gold balls with silver glitters. They are priced at P150 for 6 pcs. I got them for P120.

I was ready to go home when I decided to buy a star for the christmas tree. I asked different stalls and their prices varied from P20 to P200, grabeh naman. I was able to buy the star from one of the kariton vendors for P40 (orig price P50).

All in all, I spent around P1,300 for the 5ft tree, ornaments and wrappers. What a great bargain! :)

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas everyone! :D

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Purple Oven

Purple Oven is a store that makes delectable cakes. Here are some:

8" dome cake - P650
8" sansrival - P475
8" oreo cheesecake - P700
8" classic moist choco cake - P420
8" granny's cake - P420

Purple Oven
St Peter St. Oranbo Pasig City
Tel. Nos. 6314221 and 9101363
Mon-Fri, 8am-6:30pm
Look for May

Iko's Bakeshop

A friend of mine got them for her daughter's 1st birthday and I was surprised how affordable their rates are:

6" round - chiffon P249
choco moist P269
8" round - chiffon P329
choco moist P369
cupcake P15 (marshmallow icing)
P12 (fudge icing w/ sprinkle)

Their contact number is 7471204. Look for Mylene.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wedding - RJ and Peen

I only have good things to say about Peen and RJ's wedding. All their wedding suppliers delivered esp their photo/video (Jorge Portrait Studio) and emcee (I didnt get the name). The food was good and the venue couldn't be better (Plaza Ibarra). The sequencing of church and the reception programs were perfect. Ang ganda ng wedding! It was entertaining, fun, personal, very emotional. Hindi serious and formal. There was pure happiness and love as 100+ of their family and closest friends were there to share the event.

I can say that Peen's family have become close to Kabuki. Madami na din napagdaan throughout the years. Her sister Lorelei wasn't able to attend (she's in the US), but Kabuki was complete, together with our partners, so although 1 was absent, 11 naman took her place.

Dami ako teary-eyed moments like when I first saw her in her wedding gown in the hotel (this is it na talaga) then, her bridal march in the church (i remembered mine) and lastly and pinaka solid teary-eyed moment was during her Dad's speech when he said that Peen is his bestfriend and that tonight was his bestfriend's wedding (hehe), then he segued into the My Bestfriend's Wedding theme song - The Way You Look Tonight. awww super nkka-iyak! Chelle, Gyp and I are super cry babies. The three of us were wiping our tears in my pashmina! It was a surprise song number from her dad. Super cool tlaga ni Tito Rey :)

I am so happy for Peen, she looked really beautiful last night. And despite all the drama before the wedding, everything turned out well last night. I didn't know RJ was iyakin! hehehe Super touching tlaga halatang he is super happy. Haaay, super saya talaga last night. I am very happy for the two of them.

It was definitely a fun night! Walang tatalo sa thank you speech ni Peen - "and thank you to Kabuki... very loyal." Loyal? Ano kame, fans club?! Hahaha! I'm now leaving you with a quote from Ires - "We are all looking forward to the next adorable addition to our growing Kabuki family. Here's to a happy home filled with love and many babies!!! Twins?" hehehe

More pictures here.

My speech in Peen's wedding

Hi everyone! My name is Jovie. Peen and I have been friends for almost 13 years now. When she first asked me to be her Candle Sponsor I felt delighted, but as the big day approached I was informed that I would be doing a speech. Being the shy and retiring type I was trying to think of ways of getting out of it, but have any of you tried saying no to Peen. Then I thought what could I talk about? I searched the internet and came up with some sayings that I would like to share with you -

Others would say that when a man holds a woman's hand before marriage, its love, after marriage it is self-defense.. and, they say that before marriage a man will lay awake thinking about something you said, after marriage he'll fall asleep before you have finished saying it. Now, I'm sure that there are some of you out there that can relate to that.

RJ - Always put her first. Before work, friends, even basketball. Act as if she's the best thing that ever happened to you, because we all know she is. Always listen to her heart; if you're wrong, say you're sorry; if you're right, shut up. The best friend torch has not been passed, but extended to you. You better not drop it or you'll have to answer to Kabuki. Thank you for loving her even though she has her shortcomings. You know she loves you unconditionally and will be loyal until the end (and even after that). You have taken such good care of her so far, and anyone can see how much you love her. We can all say that you are the best thing that ever happened to her.

And Peen - What can I say? I am so grateful that you have found love and happiness in RJ. You are like a sister to me and I love you very much. You've always been there for me and I hope our friendship only flourishes in the years to come. I hope our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will be best friends so they can experience a lifelong friendship like ours.

My greatest wish for the two of you is that through the years your love for each other will deepen and grow. The truth is, married life is no bed of roses. When times are difficult, I want you to look back to this day, your wedding day, and remember what brought the two of you here, and this will help you go through all those difficult times. Put God in the center of your marriage, and you guys will do just fine.

To love, laughter, and happily ever after... Congratulations RJ and Peen! I love you both very much!

DIY - wedding matches

I am so happy how these wedding matches turned out! Being the Candle Sponsor for Peen's wedding, I was also asked to make the wedding matches. I went to the Wedding Library in Megamall to see what's available. They only have silver and gold matches. The bride wanted pink/brown to match their motif. So I have no other choice but to DIY, hehe.

I made them using brown grosgrain ribbon and pink paper flowers. I bought the ribbons from Carolina's at P4/yard. I used two yards. I bought two sets of paper flowers (P25/set) and one glue stick (P5) from Simple Joys. Bought two matches from our suking tindahan at P2.50 each. Total cost for this project is P68. Not bad! :)

My friends loved it naman, esp the bride, so this is another DIY success story :)

Happy Birthday Lolo Papa Dong!

It's my dad's 64th birthday today and it coincided with RJ and Peen's wedding. Keith and I will miss his birthday dinner so I decided to cook him lunch instead. What happened was I was so sleepy and tired that he went na to our apartment this morning to play with the twins. I gave him our present and hitched with him back to their house. I cooked beef w/ mushroom. He was redecorating the garden, and it looks spectacular now.

Happy Birthday Papa Dong! Here's to continued good health, blessings and many many more birthdays to come! We love you very much! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

25 Tips On How to Stay Married

I am asked to give a speech on my friend's wedding, and I've been searching the internet for some inspirational words. I found a couple of humorous samples. Here's one worth sharing:

25 Tips On How to Stay Married
1. Always put her first - before work, friends, even basketball. Act as if she's the best thing that ever happened to you, because we all know she is.
2. Keep no secrets. Pool your money. Allow nothing and no one to come between you.
3. Pick your fights with care. Play fair. Show some class. Hurtful words can be forgiven, but they're hard to forget.
4. Fall in love again every day. Kiss her in taxis. Flirt with her at parties. Tell her she's beautiful. Then tell her again.
5. Never miss an anniversary or a birthday or a chance to make a memory. Memories may not seem important now, but one day they'll be gold.
6. Never give her a practical gift. If she really wants a Shop-Vac, let her pick it out herself.
7. Go to church together, and pray every day for each other and your marriage.
8. Pay your bills on time and make sure you each have a living will, a durable power of attorney and life insurance, lest, God forbid, you need them.
9. Love her parents as your own, but don't ask them for money. Never criticize her family or friends. On her birthday, send flowers to her mother with a note saying, "Thank you for giving birth to the love of my life."
10. Always listen to her heart; if you're wrong, say you're sorry; if you're right, shut up.
11. Don't half-tie the knot; plan to stay married forever.
12. Never go to bed mad; talk until you're over it, or you forget why you were mad.
13. Laugh together a lot. If you can laugh at yourselves, you'll have plenty to laugh about.
14. Never criticize, correct or interrupt her in public; try not to do it in private either.
15. Remember that people are the least lovable when they are most in need of love.
16. Never fall for the myth of perfectionism; it's a lie.
17. When you don't like each other, remember that you love each other; pray for the "good days" to return and they will.
18. Tell the truth, only the truth, with great kindness.
19. Kiss at least 10 seconds a day, all at once or spread out.
20. Memorize all her favorite things and amaze her with how very well you know her.
21. Examine your relationship as often as you change the oil in your car; keep steering it on a path you both want it to go.
22. Be content with what you have materially, honest about where you are emotionally, and never stop growing spiritually.
23. Never raise your voice unless you're on fire. Whisper when you argue.
24. Be both friends and lovers; in a blackout, light a candle, then make your own sparks.
25. Finally, be an interesting person, lead your own life. But always save your best for each other. In the end, you will know you were better together than you ever could've been apart.

Remember to Forget

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.
Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.
Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

1978 Events

Got this tag from Joanne :) Very interesting.. Thanks sis! :)

In 1978 (the year you were born)

Jimmy Carter is president of the US

US Senate votes to turn over the Panama Canal to Panama on December 31, 1999

Israel and Egypt reach a peace settlement at the Camp David Accords

The US and mainland China announce that they will restore full diplomatic relations

Members of Jim Jones' People's Temple commit mass suicide in Guyana

Pope John Paul II becomes the first non-Italian pope in centuries

Ted Bundy is captured in Florida

The first computer bulletin board system is created

Garfield debuts in newspapers

Ashton Kutcher, Kobe Bryant, Usher, Clay Aiken, and Nelly Furtado are born

New York Yankees win the World Series

Dallas Cowboys win Superbowl XII

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Saturday Night Fever and Grease are the top grossing films

"Night Fever" by the Bee Gees spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Diff'rent Strokes and Mork & Mindy premiere

1. What happened in the year you were born? Take the quiz by clicking the link above.
2. Post the result of the quiz in your blog.
3. Tag 5 people who you think are born on a different year than yours.
3. It would be interesting to know the age of your blogging buddies plus of course get to know a little about history few years back.
4. Add your name on the list below. Indicating also the year you were born.

JODY - 1977; (your name - birth year)

JOANNE - 1980

JOVIE - 1978


Tagging Divine, Sheryll, Jacque, Con, and Mec.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Twins at Galle

The twins have a check-up with their pedia today. When we reached the clinic at 10am, we were assigned the numbers #28 and #29. My goodness an daming tao! While waiting for our numbers to be called, we went to Galleria to have lunch.

We ate at Burgoo and had some pizzas and burgers. We ordered soup for the twins but they preferred sight seeing with their yayas outside the resto. We saw the Unang Hirit hosts - Rhea Santos, Suzie Entrata, Regine Tolentino. It made our yayas' day, hehehe.

After lunch, we went to Tom's World. Then the twins had their haircut at Hair Salon. It was definitely a fun day! :)