Saturday, May 27, 2006

Goodbye Future Home

It is said that buying or building a house is a once in a lifetime decision. There are a lot of things to consider. On top of everything is the capacity to pay the equity or amortization for housing loans or the depth of your bank accounts for those building a house on their own.

Well, Earl and I have started paying for the amortization of this house and lot unit in Lapu-lapu since last year. The first time we saw the model unit we fell in love with the design both interior and exterior. It was also a dream house so to speak because it’s near the beach. We immediately issued a check to pay for the reservation and started filling out forms. The following month, we started paying the equity. Perhaps, what we did was a hasty decision there. No proper planning and considerations took place. Why? Because my husband and I finally decided not to pursue the purchase of that house now. It was a very hard decision to make because we were so excited about it. It just so happen that we can no longer pay the equity of ten thousand pesos a month. We’re also not managing our expense well lately that’s why we decided to just give up the unit. We also need the money as we are expanding the pharma business. Oh I guess, the house was never meant for us and that there must be another home out there for this family someday --- maybe something we ever imagined and dreamed about our future abode with all the coziness and luxury this life can offer....i'm crossing my fingers!!!

Right now, we're just waiting for the refund of the initial equity we paid.

Home sweet home...unta!


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Earl and his mohawk --- not again!

How To Tie Shoelaces

I recently bought Alex a new pair of shoes. She's been complaining about her feet being painful while wearing the old rubbershoes she has which I bought when she was still 2 years old. I guess, she also deserves a new one after being sick. I don't know but I think my parenting style is one way or another the same with my mama. We usually enjoy some perks in the form of new shirt or shoes after getting sick.

Anyway, Alex was so excited seeing her new pink Dora the Explorer "Chuck Taylor look-alike" high cut rubbershoes. She insisted on tying the shoelaces herself. It wasn't perfect though but I am amazed at her determination.

How to tie shoelaces --- The 3 year-old way!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Hospital Retreat

Finally, we ended our long retreat at Chong Hua Hospital today. My daughter was admitted there due to high fever coupled with cough and colds for almost six days. She was suspected to have typhoid fever. At first, the doctor thought it was dengue but the tests came out negative. The fever had taken its toll on her coz she’s no longer the “bibo” girl she used to be during the first 3 days that we were in the hospital. It was a torture for me and Earl physically and emotionally. Good thing, we have our insurance so we need not pay for the hospital bill, medicines and all. It wasn’t at all painful in our pocket. Our greatest challenge was for her to take her medicines coz she always ends up throwing up the medicines. It’s also too painful for me to see her struggle and cry while the nurses inserted those scary needles to her veins every so often.

However we had a bit of fun during the last 6 days. First and foremost, it was like a bonding moment for the three of us – me, my husband and Alex. Second, I had to take days off because I need to be a mother to my daughter. Then we had 24 hours cable television and air-condition room all to ourselves aside of course from the annoying nurses, interns and midwives who frequently drop by our room checking on my daughter’s temperature and other tests.

So, now we’re back to reality and Alex is slowly recuperating at home. I just hope and pray she’ll recover fast and be the healthy little girl I so want her to be.

here are some of our pics @ chong hua hospital...