Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Stuck and contented

While half of our company’s populace were off to some resort or went up north for some R & R over the long weekend (US Memorial Day), I was stuck at home. Don’t get me wrong, I have always been a home buddy ever since but I’ve plans of going somewhere with my sisters at this time but it didn’t materialized. First, we got no budget. Two of my sisters are still students and of course big sister has to pay for everything. I’ve reserved most of my savings on Alex’ enrollment and school stuff. Well, that’s the only reason really --- no budget yet!

So, I’m stuck for three days but I have no regrets… why?

I get to finally read cosmo’s 10th year anniversary issue from cover to cover. It’s the thickest issue ever with 350+++ pages.

I get to finish our laundry that’s been sitting for almost a week now.

I get to catch up on some flicks I failed to watch the past years. Thanks to Miss O for allowing me to use her dvd player. (we only have a vcd player at home)

I get to bond with my girl.

Sometime soon, I’m planning to visit this beautiful and clandestine beach down south. I just want to relax and bask under Cebu’s sunshine before summer leaves without a warning.

Gosh, it's almost over na man diay...we'll see!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Que Sera Sera

It was already past midnight; hubby and I just arrived home from work. While I was putting my 4-year old daughter off to slumber, I had this conversation with her:

Alex: Mom, please buy me a car ha!
Me: Huh?!?
Alex: Buy me a car ba...a red one the same with Miss O.
(Miss O is my boss --- she drives a Ford Escape)
Me: Okay, but you don't know how to drive.
Alex: I know naman because I'll be big na.
Me: Where do you want to go when you have a car?
Alex: Let's go to SM, Ayala and to church. You ride on daddy's car. Ate Metch, Ate Ann and Ate Mags (my sisters)ride with me.
Me: Alright, let's go to sleep coz it's already late. (It was already way past her bedtime.)
Alex: Basta, you buy me a car...don't forget!
Me: Okay.

For the next two hours or so, I wasn't able to sleep and was contemplating about what she told me. I'm not sure if I'll be happy or worried. At four years old, she knows what she wants or maybe she was just influenced by what she sees around her. One time, out of the blue she told me, "Mom, I want to be a nurse when I grow up". That was two weeks after she was confined at the hospital. I was dumbfounded and didn't know what to say. Until now, whenever somebody asks her what she wants to be when she grows up, she would answer without thinking or blinking "I want to be a nurse".

I don't know what the future holds for her but I'm glad she sees herself having such a noble profession as a nurse. When I was in prep school, I remember so well what my ambition then and it was even printed in bold print in our yearbook "To be a nurse". But along the way, things changed as well as my preferences. I was directed to what I am now. My parents were never pushy and just let me carve my own career path. Guess, I'll do the same with my daughter. Whatever profession or endeavor she will enter into, as a mom, I will always be her support system emotionally and financially. I will be her cheerleader whether she chooses to be a nurse, a supermodel or a rockstar.

Right now, she may paint pictures or sing songs with me but time will come she will have to decide on her own. It's still a long journey for my baby...the future is yet to come and with all its uncertainties, we could just say "Que Sera Sera, What will be, will be".

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I tried posting this last Sunday but I don't know what happened it didn't came out. So, I ended up posting it in my multiply instead. And since I want this to appear in this blog, I hope you don't mind my posting it again the second time around...just click on the link:

Guess Who Appeared In Today's Sunstar Ad?

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Ma, You're The Best!

Ma, I appreciate all the things you have done for all of us your 5 children. For all the sacrifices, for putting up with our diverse personalities, for being patient, for being understanding, for being the hands-on mother that you are, for being a good cook, for the prayers and above anything else, FOR THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

I am thankful that you have helped me become the person that I am today. Being a mom myself ain't easy but you help me realize how fulfilling it is to be one.

All the love on Mother's Day!

Mhalou, Earl and Baby Alex
Magee, Mary Ann, Matet and Christian Dean

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Laag-laag with Mama and Sissies

It has always been a blessing every time my mama pays us a visit every summer. She would usually visit us during this time of the year to check how life is for her girls in this big city. Our youngest sister is about to go to college this June and mama makes it a point that she’s all right and her needs are well taken cared of. She did the same for the 3 older girls most especially with me being the eldest. And I’m grateful because I’ve survived college partly because of mama. She makes it a point that we have everything we need from school supplies, grocery and allowance. She would bring fruits and baked goodies to my tita’s house (where I stayed) from our town in Bislig. She did that and is still doing it without any qualms or complaints and with so much love.

She’s been in Cebu for almost one week now and she’s staying with me. Life’s really different whenever she’s around. We always have good food in the table – she loves to cook you know. Our hamper has been emptied since she arrived. She also had some bonding sessions with my daughter Alex.

Last Saturday, we brought her to the mall to do some shopping for my papa and little brother who were left back home. I kept asking her if she was tired or what. She’s already 58 years old and has been complaining about body aches and all. But whenever I ask her if she’s tired, she would say “wala man”. I guess she’s in high spirits having all of us 4 girls and 1 little girl (my daughter) hanging around with her. We had lunch at Jollibee – her favorite fastfood in the world. Then, my sister Magee (2nd sib) treated us for dinner and videoke. We had a blast despite our not-so-good singing talent. Mama had difficulty catching up on the words in the video and just leaves us to do the singing. My daughter also had her share of repertoire staring off with Little Mermaid’s “Part of that World”.

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