Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Date at Friday's

I treated out my hubby to dinner last Tuesday since I received my bonus that day.

That night, we reminisced the "olden" times when we would dine, talk (and stare at each other) for hours, at first only as friends and later on as bf/gf , at our favorite resto, Bennigan's. Oh we miss Bennigan's! Food and ambience-wise, Bennigan's was better (for me) than Friday's. But since Bennigan's closed shop in the Phillipines some years ago, we just settled for Friday's instead.

Anyway, I thought that the servings at Friday's were too small and too pricey. Maybe it was more worthwhile to have dined at a hotel instead.

Hmp. Next time.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mi Madre en Cielo

We celebrated my mother's anniversary of her birthday in heaven last March 26.

Five years ago (2005) on Palm Sunday, she was put in the ICU due to an auto-immune disease. On Good Friday at exactly 3pm just when Our Lord had died on the cross, her heart rate and bp suddenly dropped which left her in a coma state. At 12 noon of Black Saturday, God called her and she eventually went up to Heaven. That was the saddest day of my life.

Has it been 5 years already, Nanay?

Up to now, I still have a tendency to forget that you are no longer there waiting for me at home. Sometimes, when I have a "motherly question" I find myself thinking "later, I will ask Nanay", not realizing that you are no longer there to answer (in person) my questions.

Hay, life has been tough without you. The light and joy that you bring to our home is none of the ordinary. You are our guide and our model of love and patience and I find myself so far in virtues compared to you.

But I don't want to be selfish any longer. You are now God's and with all your good and saintly traits, it is but apt that you should be enjoying the love and warmth of God.

Leaving you a picture of my mom (with my dad) on their younger...and older years.

Please continue to guide us from Heaven, Nanay.

I love you very much!

♥ Your Bunso

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Election 2010 Fashion

Want to be uber-fashionable this time of elections?

Here are your choices:




Monday, March 22, 2010

Our Latest Family Picture

We're one happy family!

Now, if you look closely, do you see any trace of Mommy or Daddy in the two kids? Do the kids look more like Daddy or like Mommy?

Better yet, do you think Mommy and Daddy tended to also look alike through the years? You're guess is as good as mine.


Managing Cravings

I was browsing through my pictures today and couldn’t find a decent one that would hide my bulging tummy that would already require a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills for it to look better. I admit that I had been much of an emotional eater these days that it had really put in the extra pounds on me.

Take the case last night. I was really craving for pizza and pasta (even it had to be just in the local fast-food place in the mall). I just couldn’t get it out of my head. So my husband and I went to the mall. When we got there, I tried out some clothes in the department store but nothing really seems to fit well even if I would undergo a california cosmetic surgery. (I was disappointed, I admit.) Anyway, after window-shopping, we then decided to head to the fast-food chain where they served pizza and pasta but then got side-tracked since we needed to withdraw some cash first in order to pay for the food. So we went to the nearest ATM at the basement to get cash. Without thinking, our feet then led us directly to the supermarket. Anyway, by the time we finished buying some grocery items, we both realized that we need to head back first to the car to leave the stuff and only then can be freely have dinner (i.e. with no heavy bags in tow). But since we are already heading back to the car, I insisted that we might as well hop in too and head for home. That means no more pizza and pasta for me but just home-cooked food for dinner. I know that I had to be more practical and temperate with my cravings (and I really need to face my cravings head on!).

So we ate dinner at home and just tried to relax, sit and watch TV (there was something about beverly hills rhinoplasty on air that night). I just told myself that wasn’t the end of the world. It was hard but, of course, I did survive last night...

...but tomorrow is another day. Hay.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Last Sunday was Manny Pacquiao Day

...which means we have easy parking :-)

...and less-crowded malls!

I love it!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cooking Class in Mandarin

Got this from my inbox today.

Looks interesting...and yummy!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Luigi at 5 months

This is (again) a late post but better late than never.

Luigi turned 5 month last February 08.

For this month, I decided to buy pansit na puti and puto with cheese from LSS plus a mango cake from the bakery in Shopwise.

We had a mini-celebration at home with my uncle and aunt. We all sang "Happy Birthday" and blew the candle for the little boy.

Happy 5th month my darling son.

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