my so-called life

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission. -Eleanor Roosevelt-

Friday, February 02, 2007

walang magawa sa bahay...

Last monday.. when we got home from BF.. we.. John and me packed up Joshua's playpen.. we've decided that Joshua can now live without it.. hehe and that WE could live without it also.. hehe.. it made the living room look more of a living room again and there was more space but the toys were still all around.. but now we can lounge in the sofa again..

parang totoong bahay ulit..hehe...
The following pictures were taken when Joshua was taking a break form non-stop playing.. since he didn't have a playpen anymore.. most of the time he just sits on th floor.. but this time he thought of being more of a grown-up..

kaya nagpictorials nanaman kami.. hehe

This was the first photo.. beside Joshua's head is Pong.. a stuffed turtle that tita elle gave him.

I was telling him to take his pacifier out.. that's what he did..

at binalik nanaman ang chupchup niya

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Out of boredom... We went to sm north edsa today to buy joshua a study table (which can also be turned into an easel...) he's always leaning on the center table in the living room and it might break.. i'm sure it will last until he's in grade one.. hehe.. i hope..

when we got home, he was curious what we were assembling.. and when he saw the crayons that came with the thing, he already got the idea and started to doodle.. i found out that he can now make circles... actually they're more of spiral doodles.. hehe.. here are some pictures..
THis is a picture of the box.. hehe.. luray luray na..

doodle.. doodle..

o diba. ambidextrous... hehe..
yung left hand pang draw ng circle..
yung right para sa mga lines..

left handd ata si joshua...

doodle pa din..

...may kodigo sha para sa circle... hehe..

When we were driving home, John was already sleepy and he didn't feel well so we just went to our home and watched TV.. Joshua was also cooperative and just played with his toy cars when we were just resting.. after a while... when Dora was finished showing at ABC5 Joshua started to get bored so we went down again.. John cooked dinner and I ate my left over pizza from our lunch at sbarro.. haaay.. nakamit ko na sa wakas ang chicago deep dish pizza... hehehe...

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

just another day...

we went to parañaque today for a check-up. everything's okay, so far... we left home early and we got to the hospital at around 9:30am.. john got a haircut after we went to the hospital and then we went home right away... we just wanted to rest..
before we went home we ate at a Chinese restaurant along Banawe St... hap changs.. the food was okay.. but the price didn't seem right.. hehe..
after having lunch we went home na talaga.. i took a nap iie Joshua's playpen while he was watching 'Cars'... when i woke up.. we played in the sala.. i didn't let him out in th garage anymore cause i wasn't up for it.. hehe.. poor joshua.. tamad ng mommy...
Joshua is aleady sleeping now.. ang aga kasi naman ang ikli ng nap niya sa car kanina nung pauwi kami.. wawa naman...

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Another New Year!!!..boring..

Thankfully... we suvived Christmas and new year. We spent both Holidays in BF. We attended Mass and it was finished at around 10:30 pm. we drove around for a little more so Joshua could fall asleep.. he was already making alburuto so we had to make him sleep na..
When we got home.. we couldn't wait for Christmas Eve coz we were so excited to open our gifts.. hehe.. but we patiently waited.. we ate oche buena first and then opened our gifts.. hehe.. unfortunately, Joshua was still asleep so he got to open his presents in the morning.
I was able to meet up with nina ojn the 27th.. we just had coffee and talked about stuff.
It was lolo Bernie's 40 days celebration on the 31st so we had uncle Father come over for the Mass. It was held at 11am and lunch followed after..John wasn't able to attend because he had work.. We spent the day road tripping so I wouldn't get too tired looking after Joshua.. hehe.. style..
When new year came.. I wasn't really in the mood.. so I spent new year with Joshua.. inside the room.. sleeping.. hehe.. Joshua was so funny because eventhough the firecrackers were so noisy.. he still managed to fall back to sleep.. hehe..When the noise died down, i went out to greet everybody a happy new year and of course to eat..hehe.. John had work that morning so i stayed up until he went off to work. kuya efren dropped him off at work coz it would be hard to find a cab at that time..
We stayed at BF until yesterday.. we went home after dinnr coz we thought lola was going to be home late in the evening.. but we even passed by each other on the way home.. last night , ninna was still able to drop by and we chatted for a while.. She went home after because it was already late...
That's about it.. boring...

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Eulogy for my Lolo Bernie

My Lolo Bernie passed away last November 22, 2006. It was a very shocking event. Here is a copy of my eulogy.

The night before Lolo Bernie passed away I was lucky to speak to him over the phone. As usual, I was asking him about something and he knew the answer. The last thing that I said to my Lolo was “THANK YOU...” My Lolo was truly a kind and generous man. He was always there when he was needed and was always ready to help in whatever way he can. My sister Jef, was recently hospitalized and our Lolo was always there to check on her and her bantay who was my other sister Janjan. Visiting them every chance he can and calling to check on them. He was even planning to be the one to bring her home. But he never came because it was the same day he passed away. Lolo was also protective of us He would defend us as long as we were right. He would also support us in our endeavors. I remember when Jan was planning her debut. Lolo went out of his way to help her go around the city to find the best venue to celebrate her birthday.

When we were young we spent some of our summer vacations in BF. Lolo Bernie would leave early in the morning to go to the office and when we made lambing so he would leave merienda money. He would always tell us that that he doesn’t have any money and would start telling stories that only Lolos would tell, noong panahon ko nung nasa bundok pa ako walang merienda, mga kamoteng kahoy lang. But with some more of our paglalambing, he would eventually give in. Lolo Bernie was also very fond of eating at restaurants. His favorite spots are Kowloon House, Ma Mon Luk, Jollibee shabu-shabu restos, they, he and lola always ate at Chowking after hearing Mass at Baclaran. He also loved eating at Dampa. He would never forget to take home something for us. Even just some mami from ma mon luk or siopao from kowloon. Lolo Bernie was a fun loving person. His latest favorite song was Boom tarar. Imagine him doing a song and dance number with that song. He even has a nickname for us, his apos. When we were young, it used to be Bernie’s Angels. But the latest nickname was WASALAK. Hwne we asked him what it means, he said: walang sawa sa alak. Hindi daw kasi kami nanonood ng wowowee kaya hindi namin alam. Makulit talaga si Lolo. Kaya ganito kami, makulit din.. mana-mana lang yan. Sa pamilya namin, bawal ang pikon. Si lolo, number one sutil. Lalo na sa bata. His favorite pang-asar is when wo go swimming dadalihin niya yung pinakabata sa pinakamalalim. Kahit umiiyak na.. sasabihin niya para maging matapang daw. After a while, we get used to his pangsusustil and now that were older, it becomes paglalambing for us... Weird but true.

But like all lolos.. giving us sermons were never out of the question. Wala g magsesermon sa amin about our bing Wasalaks at pagkatapos ng sermon tatawagin na kami kumain... Saan ka naman nakakita ng ganyan.. galit na saio.. ipagluluto ka pa. Pagbabawalan ka uminom pero may nakahanda nang pulutan.

Our Sundays are usually scheduled for spending the day here in BF. Now that our Lolo Bernie has passed away, our Sunday lunches will never be the same again. There would always be an empty seat in the dining table, that missing face in family pictures, that warm and enthusiastic smile that would always be ready and waiting to greet us. We would never see our Lolo Bernie standing in front of the stove, cooking the most delicious meals. Hindi na namain siya mahuhuling tulog habang nanonood ng TV. Pag pinagsabihan na natutulog na siya, sasabihin niya na nagdadasal lang daw siya. O kaya pag pinatay agad yung TV, bakit daw pinatay eh nanonood pa daw siya.

Our Mr. suave Lolo Bernie, whom we also describe to be grooviest Lolo, would never leave the house without putting on just the right amount of cologne or perfume fit to his liking. He would never leave without his favorite comb which he has been using since I can remember. He even had it in his pocket when he passed away.

Lolo Bernie’s passing came as a great shock to all of us. Our very healthy, lively, spontaneous Lolo Bernie is gone. Our Lolo Bernie whose life long dream was to live up to a hundred years old, is now gone. Oh how we all wish he could have achieved his dream. He may not have lived up to a hundred years, but his memories will always remain with us… The things that he has taught us, things that we learned from him will always remind us of him. Bits and pieces of him will always remain with us… among us. Lolo Bernie is not entirely gone, He has been sharing himself with us, with his amazing stories, his loving gestures, just words wise antics, sensible advice an his great show of level headedness. Lolo Bernie has lied a full life. It could have been fuller but maybe God thought that it would be unfair to others. Lolo’s last videoke song would describe him best. Now the end is here. Lolo faces his final curtain, he lived a life that’s full. He traveled each and every highway. Regrets he had a few, but then again, too few to mention, he did what he had to do and saw it through without exemption. Yes there were times; Lolo Bernie knew that he bit off more than he can chew. But through it all, he stood tall. He loved, he laughed, he cried, he had his fill, his share of losing, after the tears subside, he found it all amusing. The record shows, Lolo Bernie took the blows. He did it his way.

We are all going to miss you Lolo Bernie.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

new haircut!

Good news! Jef doesn't have a fever anymore! yey! ayun.. hehe

We went grocery shopping today.
We also gave Joshua a haircut! yahoo!!!!

He was so well-behaved while getting his hair cut!o ayan.. naninigas pa ahil nakikiliti siya sa razor.. hehehe..

shempre meron ding picture na kasama ako...
(may extra pa nga sa likod eh..)

Here is the finished product...

Tadaaah!!!! hehe!!!
My baby boy looked so cute and he also looked like his dad..

Mas okay sana yung mga pictures.. kaso nakalimutan ko dalihin yung video cam kaya fon cam na lang ang pinagtiyagaan ko.. haaay.. amnesia..

Thursday, November 16, 2006


anyone who gets 80 and above has no life...

( ) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
( ) Airplane
( ) My First Mister
( ) The Virgin Suicides

Total: 4/11

( ) The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
(x) Saw
(x) Saw II
( ) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total: 8/12

(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
(x) Scary Movie 2
(x) Scary Movie 3
(x) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
(x) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp

Total: 10/11

(x) Harry Potter
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
(x) Resident Evil I
(x) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
(x) Little Black Book
(x) The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch

Total: 10/10

(x) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
( ) Signs
( ) The Grinch
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(x) White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
(x) Robots

Total: 7/10

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
(x) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( x Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
(x) King Kong

Total: 9/12

(x) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
(x) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
(x) Final Destination 2
(x) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
(x) The Ring
(x) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
( ) Flubber

Total: 10/14

(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
(x) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
(x) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards

Total: 6/9

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
(x) Child's Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
(x) Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
(x) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
(x) The Grudge
(x) the Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask

Total: 8/14

(x) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
(x) Se7en
( x) Ocean's Eleven
( x) Ocean's Twelve
(x) Identity
( ) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
(x) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Total: 9/13

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
(x) Darkness Falls
(x) ET
( ) Children of the Corn
(x) My Boss' Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
( ) Frailty
(x) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
(x) Rush Hour 2

Total: 8/12

( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
( x) Ever After
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) Terminator 2

Total: 7/12

(x) X-Men
(x) X2
(x) X3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
(x) Sky High
( x) Jeepers Creepers
( x) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Others
(x) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) Cruel Intentions 3
(x) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2

Total: 15/18

(x ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle
(x ) Old School
(x) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(x) A Walk to Remember
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old-virgin

total: 8/11

MY TOTAL SCORE IS 119!!! wtf!?!


I went with my sister to the hospital yesterday.. She's been having high fever since monday afternoon.. we went to the ER and they did a CBC and urine test on her.. it was confirmed that she has Dengue fever.. tsk.. she was confined since last night.. Jan is now with her in the hospital.. tsk.. tsk.. my mom is worried sick about jef,, i told her to stop worrying because everything's gonna be okay..