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Monday, December 8, 2014

Merry Cremas Caroling with Alaska Crema 2014

While the husband was at work and the kids were at school, I was belting out tunes with the Mandaluyong Chamber Singers and Alaska Crema in various radio stations around Baguio City. Okay, I wasn't really singing, but I was in, my head, LOL.Laughing out loud It was a live performance and you know how I fare when an autotune isn't available. LOL.Laughing out loud IMG_3090

The Mandaluyong Chamber Singers


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

No Words...

Someone very dear to me recently lost her mom to cancer of the lungs, I want to be there for her and offer her some comfort but I always find myself at a loss for words. Like literally, I don't know what to say to her to make her feel better. Because I know that saying sorry really doesn't do anything. It won't bring her mom back and it won't stop the pain she feels for losing yet another parent and it definitely will not fill the void in her heart left by that kind of loss. I don't know what to say to her and yet there are so many things I want to say to her. You know? I'm probably not making any sense. I feel kind of useless really and I can't think of any other way to be there for my friend than actually just being there. It's literally the only thing I can offer.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Flabby Problems

Summer is nearing its end and I am still not beach body ready. Wow, it's so hard to lose weight and yet so easy to gain! What the hell happened to my metabolism, I'm flabby in all the wrong places and it kills me! :( Everyday I try to do some sort f exercise that leaves me breathless and a bit sweaty, and you know how I loathe the feeling of sweat on my skin, so the moment I'm about to sweat I sort of slow down and before you know it, I'm taking a break and snacking on something that is probably contributing to my fats. Homer is a genius. I can so totally see myself working out this way too. Hahaha! But I don't own a treadmill. :P Summer is almost over, thunderstorms every afternoon says it won't be long until it's completely gone. Damn you Global Warming! :(


Thursday, March 3, 2011

15 Years Later

Remember in January I told you about an upcoming elementary reunion I was to attend at the end of that month, well guess what, I had a blast and I looked awesome! LOL.Free Icons

E and Me
I was skeptical about going when my best friend from elementary (who I will refer to as E, from now on) asked me to join them. It was supposed to be their high school reunion, but they decided to invite the people who left after graduating elementary. Apparently, I was one of the few people who transferred to another school after graduating from 6th grade. My grandma transferred me to a school that was half a block away from our house, where my sister was studying as well because she wanted us together in one school. So, anyway, I didn't want to go at first because I didn't think I would have fun. I thought I'd feel left out and out of place, after all, these people knew a different me. A nicer me. I have changed a lot in the last 15 years and I didn't know how to act around them. I was so surprised to find that I had a great time!

I graduated from grade school in 1996. My high school life was so dramatic that I didn't have time to stay in contact with my elementary friends. I did see a few of them during college, but it wasn't a regular thing. I remember in 2002, right after I gave birth to Chakai, I tried to look for E, unfortunately, there are like a million people on Friendster with the same name. Facebook wasn't born yet. But it was a good thing she had a sister with a really unique name and so I found her. She wasn't in the country then, so we exchanged e-mails for a while until both our lives became busy and we lost touch again. But, thanks to Facebook, we got to keep in touch whenever we felt the need to. 
Photo by Syrel Aubrey Amazona-Navarro
It feels so good to rekindle old friendships and it is so nice to know that despite the years, the friendship is still there. Everything was pretty much the same, the teasing and fooling around didn't change much, we're still pretty much like kids, except now we're all disguised as adults.Free Icons

It's too bad that we didn't have class rings made for our batch. I would have loved to have a claddagh ring. A Claddagh Ring is an Irish ring that can symbolize love and friendship. It is usually a ring with 2 hands clasping a crowned heart. The hands are said to symbolize friendship, the heart symbolizes love and the crown symbolizes loyalty. It is said to have originated from a small Irish fishing village called Claddagh, thus its name. It is often given as an engagement ring and is worn as a wedding ring as well. It's basically the kind of mothers rings that is passed down from generation to generation. It is not a wonder why its design have been used for class rings as well, it is not only stylish, it also symbolizes love and loyalty which makes up a good friendship. I would totally want to have one. Next time instead of a shirt with our names and the year we graduated written on the back, I'm going to suggest we get class rings instead.Free Emoticons

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Lucas is 3! (Unofficially)

I initially wrote this post on February 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm. However, I never got to finish because I was so overwhelmed with mixed emotions. I am happy that Lucas is growing up and at the same time I am sad at how fast time flies.

I can't believe it's been 3 years already. I feel sad and happy at the same time. It seems like it was only yesterday when he started walking and now he's celebrating yet another unofficial birthday.

Flashback: When I was pregnant with him, I knew he was a boy even before the doctor told me his gender. I just knew it, no way I was carrying a girl then, I was so freaking fat and ugly then and oh my gosh, the morning sickness that lasts all freaking day is something that won't easily be forgotten and is what keeps me from getting pregnant again! LOL.Happy Emoticons I did not have the gorgeous pregnancy glow I had when I was pregnant with Chakai. My pregnancy with Lucas was not a smooth one like that of my pregnancy with Chakai. When I was pregnant with Lucas, I honestly felt like a cow, and for the first time in my life, I actually used the phrase, "Does this make me look fat?", when buying clothes or simply dressing up. LOL.Happy Emoticons And yes, I was fat, even for a pregnant lady. According to my doctor, I have already gained the normal 25 pounds an average pregnant lady gains during their entire pregnancy and I gained it only while I was 4 months pregnant!Happy Emoticons

One time after my pre-natal check up, Chakai and I decided to grab something to eat in a nearby Jollibee, and in the middle of eating my burger (with sundae, spaghetti with chicken and fries!) I felt a pop. The button on my maternity pants literally popped off (think about the scene in White Chicks, when he was trying on pants that was way small for him and the button popped off and broke the mirror). LOL.Happy Emoticons I was that fat and I was only 6 months pregnant and pregnancy pants are garterized and the particular one I was wearing was supposed to fit me until I reach full term. Now can you imagine how fat I was? LOL.Happy Emoticons

I was only 6 months pregnant in this picture!
Fast Forward to Now: When you ask Lucas how old he is, he will say, "Zeeyo". LOL.Happy Emoticons But it's true. He was born on a leap year, so no actual birthdays to celebrate until next year. Yay for us because we have 4 years to prepare for a very grandiose first birthday for MY boy (not B's boy, MINE. LOL.). But we haven't really saved for it yet, but I am hoping that this year will be great for us financially, I hope my business picks up soon so I can pay my debts and save enough for an amazing first birthday for Lucas. We have never celebrated his birthday officially, we acknowledge his special day but no elaborate celebration what-so-ever. He's too young to appreciate it anyway, at least next year, I know he'll really enjoy his birthday, and it is going to be a themed party (awesome!), but we haven't decided on a theme yet.

I was feeling so nostalgic today as I was browsing through pictures of both him and Chakai, time sure flies when you're having fun and for me, being a mom has been 90% fun and 10% stressful. Being a mom is hard. I love being a mom, but I will not recommend it to anyone. LOL.Happy Emoticons Seriously, it's not for the weak of mind, soul and body.

Anyway, I don't know where the past 3 years have gone, it feels like it was only a few days back when I came home from the hospital holding my boy in my arms (except I've lost weight and can wear a bikini once again and my nose isn't huuge anymore!Free Userbars). I remember so well how B and my sister mocked me because I said "my boy" to Lucas so much. LOL.Happy Emoticons

B is at work 6 days in a week, 8 hours per day and Chakai is in school 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, so Lucas and I are pretty much alone in the house most of the time. We are practically inseparable and we haven't really been apart for more than 8 hours. I think I will have a major case of separation anxiety once he starts school next year, like what I had with Chakai, but I hope I'll be able to handle it better this time around.

Will post about his birthday dinner soon.



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