Friday, December 30, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Things have been crazy in our home over the last few weeks.  Christmas preparations, a number of family reunions, trips to malls, parks and cousins' house to entertain my two bratinellas.  This is why I have not set foot in my blogging home recently.  

From my family to yours, we wish you Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year! :)

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Monday, December 19, 2011


There are people who are born lucky... and there are those who just can't win anything.  I'm part of the loser crowd.  All my life I have never won anything.  That seems to be changing this month though.  I've won three times, it scares me. :P

First was the IMAX movie ticket that I wrote about recently (see here).  It felt like a lottery jackpot just because it was my first.   

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of The Unicorn

Two weeks ago, my daughter and I had the privilege of watching the premier night gala of "The Adventures of Tintin"  on an IMAX theatre no less!  I consider this a fortune because (1) I've never tried watching a movie on IMAX, (2) The critics love the movie, (3) It even comes with a free snack and (4) It is FREE!

The free tickets were from Alabang Bulletin, my reliable online source of city news.  I was not expecting to get the tickets because I responded to it a day after the promo was announced. So imagine my surprise when I saw an email from the editor asking if I am free to watch the movie that night.  It felt like a sweepstakes win, how can I refuse?

Friday, December 9, 2011

That Apple Dream

Two nights ago, I was in a terrible state.  I was swimming in despair and self-pity that all I can do was curl in bed and cry - like a helpless baby without her mother.  

It hit me that a lot of things have changed in my life in a span of five years.  I was a carefree single human being who thinks and worries nothing more than herself.  Now, here I am, a wife and mother - my primary role in my life.  

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Coca-Cola Happiness Truck: The OFW Project

It is a sad reality.  The Philippines does not have a lot of jobs that pays enough 
to provide for the needs of the families.  Everyone here is related to, or knows of, someone who works abroad and does not have enough time and resources to come home periodically.

In comes this video.  Coca-Cola is known for producing fun videos, mostly with their Happiness Truck.  They have been to colleges, poor villages and parks all around the world.  This one stands out because it hits home.  

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kids Say/Do the Darndest Things

Expect my girls to spice up the lives of people within the two-kilometer range.

Scene 1:  Grocery shopping.  At the counter, my husband and I were busy unloading items from the cart.  Pot gives a blue box of her "favorite" thing to her Dad (see previous blog here).

Pot:   Daddy, what is this?  I love this (handing him a box of strawberry-scented condom)!
Dad:  Pot, you don't want to know.
Pot:   Ohh Daddy, c'monnnnnn!  Can I get this?
Dad:  Let's just say that this is what we should have used 4 years ago (She's four years old)
Pot:  (turning to me)  Mom, can I have this?  Dad said yes.
Mom: (returning the box back to the display rack)  Pot, that is for grown-ups not kids.
Pot:   I am a grown-up!  I can reach it, see?

How did this girl get so tall?  Heh.

Scene 2:  Having a snack with Nemo in Jollibee.  She was eating her favorite Creamy Mushroom Soup.

Nemo:  Mommmmmy, try it! Try it! (Taking out the spoon with some mushroom soup from her mouth)
Mom:    Oh I know that's yummy.  You can finish the whole bowl.
Nemo:  Try it! Try it!  (To the little girl who was standing on a couch on the table behind us)

Kid takes it.

Nemo:  How is it?!

I apologized to the kid's father and flew with my brod as fast as I could.