Saturday, January 31, 2009

Kabuki's Garage Sale

My friends and I joined our village’s “community garage sale”. Joining fee is P100 for a spot in the park with two monoblock chairs. We are four, so P25 each. We planned to sell our old clothes, shoes and accessories. Based from last week’s kwento, the best time to sell your items is at 6am because there’s an aerobics class every weekend morning.

Today, I woke up 8am coz we arrived late last night after attending a friend’s wedding. I was frantically looking for my cellphone and was expecting to see atleast 3 text messages and missed calls. As I reached for my phone which I strategically put in the sala (poor signal in the bedroom), aba wala ni isang text/call. So I started my phone barrage. “hey were are you?”, “tuloy ba today?” it seems that --tulog pa ang mga tindera, my geds. Well, what’s new, haha!

Inayos ko na lng my old stuff and put them all in one plastic bag. I don’t usually call the landlines of my friends coz they have cellphones naman but this time I had to call their house na talaga coz they were not replying. Ayan nakausap ko si polly and umaga na pla sha natulog after bringing jayson to the airport. He is on a business trip to Ohio, and will come back after three months. I decided to go to market first since tanghali na rin and wala ng customers sa park.

Lunchtime na, and of course wala pa rin the friends. Gyp is in school but left the cupcakes with polly, kame daw muna ang magtinda. Finally 1pm michelle and polly arrived. I didn’t know how much to sell my blouses, so I settled for “P25 each na lng”. They said, benta mo ng P50 kse ttawad pa sila then you say P25. sabi ko “No na kse luma na itech and P25 na para mabilis ma-dispose”. Okay. So lakad na kme towards the park. Michelle was excited and said she will checkout all the other stalls and buy this and that and kakain daw sha dun and all, sabi ko – teka! Pupunta tayo para mag tinda hindi para bumili noh, haha!

Pag dating na pag dating namin sa park, dami na nagtitinda.. meron cute dresses and blouses. Nilapag muna namin gamit namin then michelle and I went to check out the other stalls. Sabi ni polly, oi, ilatag muna nten paninda naten hahaha. So inayos namin our stuff, then nilagay the price tags. Hindi namin matanggal ung cupcakes from the tupperware kse mag-melt ang icing. But the best part of it all, nakalimutan ni polly how much ang price na binigay ni gyp and cant be reached na sha, so hindi din namin mabenta ang goodies kse hindi namin alam ang price, bwahaha.

Nakakagutom pala magtinda! sakto naman dumating si mang danny – our suki sa fishballs and kwekkwek. Punta kme agad ni michelle, bwahaha. Grabeh ang dami nka-pila to buy fishballs. Meron din sha banana con yelo and mais con yelo. Maya maya, padating na si polly, hahaha. So habang kumakaen kameng tatlo, dumating si keith. Aba aba aba akala ko ba nagtitinda kayo? Bwahaha! patay, caught in the act! :)

So 5pm dumating na rin si gyp sa wakas! At this time, nka benta na ako and earned P65 (ayus). si michelle naman sold 1 blouse, tama ba? si polly, wala. Naku mahina ang benta, kelangan ng tulong. I got my cellphone and dialed – mommy, punta kayo dito! hahaha so after 10 mins dumating sila mudra. etong tatay ko bumili ng mga cupcakes at binigay sa amin bwahaha ang saya saya talaga hehehe. So nagligpitan na ang ibang stalls kase gumagabi na, kami na ang last nag ligpit, hoping na may bibili pa rin bwahaha. binigay ko na ang P25 na hatian kay polly while saying “it was nice doing business with you (pwe!) hahaha”.

So next week, maaga na daw tlaga kame. DAW. At, magtitinda daw sha ng fishballs kse malakas ang benta, bwahahaha!



Monday, January 26, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American drama film, inspired by the 1921 short story of the same name written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film was directed by David Fincher, written by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, and stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

My favorite lines:

You never know what’s coming for you.

Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.

We’re meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?

Will you love me when I get old and wrinkly?... Will you still love me when I get acne, and get scared of what's under my bed?

Along the way you bump into people who make a dent on your life. Some people get struck by lightning. Some are born to sit by a river. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim the English Channel. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people can dance.

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

2009 Year of the ox

As the Year of the Rat ends and the Year of the Ox kicks off, rodents will be glad to hear that the frantic pace of the last year should slowly start to ease. That said, it’s not quite time to drop out of the rat race and retire to the sewers yet. There is plenty of opportunity for advancement in the coming months, both professionally and personally, for rodents who plan carefully and focus on one goal at a time. 2009 may be a bumpy year for friendships, and, as your life continues to move on, you may leave some of your furry friends behind.

You may have been disappointed by a relatively modest 2008, but as your sign enters the heaven, the groundwork you laid should start paying off in 2009. Don’t expect fireworks, but success should arrive both in your family life and in business. This is a great year to achieve personal ambitions as well as take action on major decisions. You’ll find both family and friends supportive of new plans.

Tigers spent most of 2008 having stripes torn off and out of them, and while 2009 won’t be a walk in the savannah, it will be much better. Lone tigers will be glad to hear their time in the wilderness is over, and the chance for finding a mate is high. Friendships will also fare better than 2008, but you should be wary of people taking advantage of you, especially in business, as you may find yourself being swindled.

If 2008 was a warren of problems for rabbits, 2009 is going to be even less carrot and more stick. Expect bumps in the relationship road, as well as financial strains, while you’ll also find some of your friends hopping away for greener pastures. Some good news comes from your professional life, where, if you’re conscientious and shrewd, you may find yourself climbing the career ladder.

Dragons had a fiery 2008, and although the Year of the Ox won’t quite extinguish the flame, things should be quieter for better and worse. Dragons should steer clear of heated disputes in both their home and work life, or they’re likely to slayed by some knight in shining armour. Conversely, a cool head will be rewarded with steady progress. Those looking to share their cave with someone special in 2009 will find love is in the air, and even if the perfect mate can’t be found, you’ll find yourself surrounded by friends.

Snakes should enjoy a fantastic 2009, and for those with big plans this is the time to put them into action. Snakes can expect to slither up the career ladder, make new friends and, if you’re planning to tie the knot, now is the time to pop the question. All of this success won’t come without effort, but any hard work you put into the year will be richly rewarded.

Horses will have many fences to jump in the Year of the Ox, but the year should bring much more happiness than 2008. There is success to be had, both in your home life and in business, but you will have to be careful not to gallop off down the wrong track, as the potential for a tumble is also lurking. You should look to old friends and family for advice, and be wary of counsel from those who may not have your best interests at heart.

Goats did not enjoy a favourable 2008, and, while the Year of the Ox offers a slight improvement, the Goat is still going to have a difficult twelve months in the farmyard. Goats will find themselves butting heads with family and friends, unless they stay cool and approach tricky situations diplomatically. You might be inclined to try and force some success at work or in money, but, again, you should bide your time until your luck starts to change in the final quarter of the year.

The lion may be called the King of The Jungle, but in 2009 Monkeys are set to knock Leo from his throne with a blockbuster of a year. Relationships and friendships are set to blossom and your efforts at work will be well rewarded, in fact, with some many opportunities you may feel a little overwhelmed; don’t be, swing into each one while you can. If primates can steer clear of monkey business then this could be one their best years in memory.

After a somewhat mixed 2008 in the coop, Roosters can once again look forward to spreading their wings and crowing about their success in the Year of the Ox. Hard work in all areas of your life over the past year will start to pay dividends, and you should make great bounds in your professional life. If you have plans for your finances or a business plan, now is the time to put them into action.

Canines will need to work like a dog to get the best out of the Year of the Ox, but those that do will find themselves with more than a bone to show for their efforts. Hard work will win rewards at work, and is the best place to focus your efforts. Relationships may be less rewarding, and while you may find yourself out in the dog house, you should find plenty of friends to share your kennel with.

The Year of the Ox can be a good one for the Pig, but ambitious swines need to climb out of the pigsty and put their energy into what is most important to them, if they are to gain success. There will also be challenges to come, particularly in your personal life, and you should avoid spreading yourself to thin. Make the bacon by focussing on one goal at a time.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

2009 - The Year That Was

2009 was a great year in a sense that it protected us from unfortunate events. All family members were kept safe and healthy.

For the first quarter of the year, I was basically busy with what else ? work. Augh! One of my New Year's Resolution for 2010 is to make sure to do something non-work related per month, just to have a sanity check, lol.

In April, I got busy organizing our teambuiling event. I was able to score cheap accommodations in Porta Verde, Laguna. I was really happy with the venue. :)

In May, Keith and I celebrated his birthday in Bora. Eventhough it was just 3D2N, we were happy to have some time off from work and household duties. I think this is the higlight of my two oh oh nine. :)

June was the month when the twins turned 2. After that I got busy with work again. I dont even remember what happened in July and August, sad.

September came with Ondoy and I think that was Depression era all over again. For me, that was the most scary thing that has happened to me and my family. But the good thing is all of us were safe, and it was a blessing that none of our things were damaged. In October, I was busy with work.

In November, I celebrated my 31st birthday. Alas, its my last year in the calendar. On my birthday, we went to get a student's driving license for me because Keith got us a green '97 mazda 323, manual mt. After that we went for a massage in The Spa, Podium. This same month, we celebrated my dad's 65th birthday with a surprise dinner party. It was memorable. :)

Soon December came, and I got busy juggling work and christmas shopping. We had several reunions, with family and bestfriends. There should be an award for best multi-tasker. I can be a contender, hehehe.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bedtime Stories

I like this movie coz it has a magical touch to it. As I kid, I enjoy watching fantasy movies. Perfect to watch this on a Sunday afternoon coz light lng ang story. It was funny and had moral lessons to share. Favorite scene ko was the gumball scene :)

I would recommend this to kids and kids at heart. Nice din na date movie :)

Photos taken from MSN Movies.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

One Hand, One Heart

Make of our hands one hand,
Make of our hearts one heart,
Make of our vows one last vow:
Only death will part us now.

Now it begins, now we start
One hand, one heart;
Even death won't part us now.

Make of our lives one life,
Day after day, one life.
Now it begins, now we start
One hand, one heart,
Even death won't part us now.

Friday, January 16, 2009

♥ A to Z tag from Jean ♥

I got this tag from my blogfriend Jean...♥♥♥

A - Attached or Single? - Attached
B - Best Friend? - Kabuki, Jenny, Bing, Apple, Marvs, Yas, Minay
C - Cake or pie? - Ahh pwede both? hehe
D - Day of choice? - Sunday family day
E - Essential item? - Wedding ring - never leave home w/o it hehe
F - Favorite Color? - Teal, Blue, Purple
G - Gummy Bears or Worms? - Gummy Worms. I like the green/yellow
H - Hometown? - Cainta
I - Indulgence? - Chocolate
J - June or July? - June, it's the bday of my twins, yehey! :)
K - Kids ? yah, hopefully another one in 2010 (year of the dragon)
L - Life is not complete w/o - keith, vito and carlos
M - Marriage date? - tomorrow! hehehe january 17, 2006
N - Number of magazine subscriptions - None
O - Orange or apple? - Both
P - Phobias? - Heights and super fast cars. I hate roller coasters
Q - Quotes? - When the student is ready, the master will appear. ;)
R - Reason to smile? - Oh, to attract positive vibes :)
S - Season of choice? - yes, Christmas Season, everyone is generous hehe
T - Tag 5 people - Divine, Sheryll, Jacque, Con, and Mec.
U - Unknown fact about me - I sleep on my tummy
V - Vegetable? - chopseuy is the best
W - Worst habit? - Perfectionist akech haha
X - Xray or ultrasound? - Uhm i dunno
Y - Your favorite foods? - chicken ala kiev, seafood
Z - Zodiac sign - Sagittarius

Thanks Jean, i had fun doing this tag! :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Worlds of Fun, Sta Lu

Today is Sunday Family Day. Keith and I brought the twins to the mall to play vroom vroom at the arcade. We decided to go to SM Marikina coz we havent been there yet. Super lamig ng aircon sa mall! Of course I didnt want us to get colds so I immediately checked the baby bag but unfortunately we forgot to bring the twins' sweaters. So we hurriedly looked for the arcade, but sadly, didnt found it. Sabi ko na lng, o tara, pa-picture na lng para souvenir, then Keith gave me this look - o cge ikaw na lng hehehe nakaka-hiya naman coz kame lang ata ang nagpp-picture dun hehehe.

Sabi nya, lipat na tayo (ng mall). I suggested World's of Fun in Sta Lucia (coz I wasnt sure if there was an arcade in Robinsons Metro East). We got to Sta Lu and sakto coz we entered the baby section dept store. I quickly bought two white t-shirts to put on the twins kse malamig din ang aircon. Then we went to WOF.

At first, Vito was scared to enter the arcade. So I brought him to the bicycle section and let him play on the scooters and little bikes on display. Then we went back to WOF. Super dami ng tao. Keith had to line up for 10 mins just to get tokens.

Here is Carlos with Dumbo the elephant:

And here is Vito, taking a spin on this taxi cab.

This is the only ride he wanted to try.

The twins are all grown-up!

Carlos drove the cab as well, with his yaya at the backseat.

Their yayas tried the mini roller-coaster, hehe. Sayang, we failed to take pics.


Good morning!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Transporter 3

I have one word to describe this film - Hotness!

I enjoyed this film more than the last James Bond. And to think, we missed the first 30 mins of the movie because we were late. I enjoyed it because for me the story was unique, and the stunts were awesome.

After the movie we went to Texas Roadhouse Grill in El Pueblo. Keith was craving for some San Mig Premium - his current fave. (No actually, his current fave is the Below Zero, but they didnt have it). I went to try their apple crumble (I had pa Starbucks coffee I brought to the movies). Everything was perfect until we talked about work. Work nanaman!? Haaay buti na lang maganda ung movie, hehe.

Happy Birthday Gyp!

This girl is witty, smart and sweet. She is a true friend you can really depend on. She has the voice of an angel. Happy Birthday Gypsygirl! May you find true love this year! :) We love you very much!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Thank God It's Friday!

I never ever thought I'd say that with feelings! Grabeh, my new work is demanding and super nakkapagod to the max! The good thing is I am learning a lot! The sad thing is I miss my twins, and Keith. Everything will pay off, I know. Tiis tiis muna. Haven't updated my blog since last week, now is the time. :)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Vito the trumpo

The twins got a robot toy from Ninang Lhanie. Asteeg the robot because it sings, counts and recites ABC. I think it's a wonderful gift coz it will help the twins learn how to talk somehow.

Vito loves to press the singing button. When the robot sings, Vito will stand up and dance with arms wide open, and swirl around the sala just like a trumpo, hahaha. Carlos dances too but with baby side-steps lang, and in one corner only.

Napuyat ako sa robot na yan, hahaha. I had to turn it off and put "it" to bed beside me so that the twins will sleep aswell. Happy ako sa gift, and happy din ang twins. Thanks Ninang Lhanie for the very cool gift! :)

Monday, January 05, 2009

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Xmas shopping for hubs

And so I said I got the coolest gift this Xmas, but nothing beats a shopping spree for hubby, hehe. We went to Mega and Shang today to buy his Xmas presents, which included a gray cotton sweater and dark maong pants from Memo, a pair of shoes from Lacoste, plus two neckties, two long-sleeve polos, white camiso de chino and 3 pairs of dress socks. How much for everything? You do the math.. hehe.

We had dinner at Trattoria Gourmet in Shang. He had pizza and carbonara, and I went for the veggie buffet. Ang takaw ko talaga, hahaha!

Merry christmas Hunny! :) I love you very much! :)

Welcome 2009! :)

Like Christmas, we spent the New Year at my parents' house. The yayas were on day off, so I had my hands full taking care of the twins.

We brought buttered shrimp and buco salad for meja noche, yummm!

A friend of mine lives in Bulacan, and when she asked me if I wanted anything from the firecrackers factory, I immediately said "three big fountains and a 1000-round sawa" (this is more potent and louder than judas belt, asteeeg). Keith and I made sure to follow all the good luck pamahiin. We tied coins on our door and made sure that the rice container was full. We also wore red shirts, hehe.

Same as last year, Vito awoke from the noise of the firecrackers, but Carlos slept peacefully through the night, hehe. Their pedia warned about exposing them to new year's usok, saying na malakas itong magpa-hika, so we just stayed inside the bedroom and watched the fireworks from the window.

2009 is the Year of the Ox, and it is said to be the most prosperous year according to Feng Shui experts. I pray for continued success, good health and happiness. I have a feeling it's going to be a great year :)

Here's wishing you all a blessed and prosperous New Year! :)

Thursday, January 01, 2009