Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Friday, July 23, 2010

personality type

so i took the enneagram test that almost everybody at work is raving about. and here's my result:

Main Type
Overall Self

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i will neither confirm nor deny the truth to this result.  i will let my friends and family decide.


waking up at 4am on a friday, i have just devised a creative way of establishing better communication between my kids and i.

so when i woke him up at 5am for school, i told the little big man my brilliant plan.  that starting today, we will be relating to each other what our most favorite moment/incident of our day is.  afterwhich, we will be relating our least liked moment/incident.

this way, i figured, i'd be able to be emotionally connected with them at the same time, know them better and will avoid them keeping secrets from their li'l ol' mom.  and i'm hoping we can do this till they grow older, become teenagers and even into their adulthood.  maybe i can  even create another blog for this, just for the record.  and i'm sure there will be many worth writing down which they will be glad to read and look back on someday.

after i told him, he willingly obliged, albeit, without enthusiasm coz he was still sleepy.  but he did tell me his favorite incident yesterday:  his class got +2 for good behavior during the earthquake drill.  well, actually he told me that already last night.  but now i know it's a big deal for him and i love it that he's happy at school.  his least liked:  none.

so when the little girl wakes up, i'll ask her too. :)

come to think of it, i better ask the hubby too and make this a daily family activity.  

bonding idea for the family! ♥  what do you think?

Monday, July 19, 2010

baby B / electricity and water

the hubby and i are having another baby.  we already have a name for it.  but it isn't coming out until after a couple of months or hopefully, less.

we've been dreaming about having it for the last few years.  but we think now is the right time.  and we've decided to just do it. we're planning things very carefully now.  we promised to stay committed to this because it is our family's future that is in store.  

i will let y'all know the details once we're sure. ;) 

now on to my issue of the day:

so last week there was the loss in power supply for at least 24 hours due to the typhonn basyang.  and this weekend, water supply.  due to i don't know what.  arggghh!!

let's see. for this family, no electricity meant... 
  • darkness as early as five p.m. which gave us the opportunity to use our scented candles which the kids enjoyed 
  • early dinner while there was still some faint sunlight
  • early bedtime since they got sleepy at seven p.m. 
  • no cellphone charging, ang i only had 1 bar left! 
  • no internet access which was torture for all of us since we are a computer-dependent family
  • no TV which wasn't supposed to be so bad, but since there wasn't internet and anything else to do, became horror!
  • no airconditioning which was nightmare because i had to manually fan my kids to sleep and still continued until the electricity came back on.  and when we finally had airconditioning, their body temperatures were a little high and ended up coughing 
i was glad it lasted only for one night.  but it did cause all of us to get sick until the weekend.  especially the little big man who is now on antibiotics because he got super high fever last saturday.  and check out my bill for the past month -- all time high of 7k!  

now my dad told me sunday that water supply is gonna be cut down till the 23rd.  today, with less than 24 hours into it, i don't know which is worse -- no electricity or no water, which meant...
  • no bath (nyarrrrr!) for the whole family, wisik-wisik lang last night before hearing mass
  • dishes, spoons, forks, glasses, pots and pans piling up at the canteen 
  • storing water in a big pail, a vat, a small pail, even a dipper.  wherever we can put water, we filled 'em up!
well i think bullet number 1 is enough reason to cringe.  so i haven't decided yet which is worse.  and it's time to leave this computer and wake up the kids.  it's a monday and we're starting the week right.
you decide which is worse and let me know. 

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


it's an ongoing debate inside my head if i wanna know what holds for me in the future or not.  sometimes i wanna.  sometimes i don't wanna.  

which led me to think of that skill of alice cullen's.  how she deals with it, knowing what will happen next.  it must be torture to know in advance the death of someone dear to you.  it must be fun though to know that you'll eventually marry the man of your dreams.  and it must be dreadful to know that you're gonna flunk your next exam.  and it sure beats not knowing you're gonna live happily ever after.

when i was very young, i wanted to be a teacher.  i remember standing in front of a huge blackboard at my dad's printing press, sitting my dolls and stuffed toys in front of me and teaching them english and math.  into my elementary years, i discovered i had a knack for the arts and towards high school, i found that one course in college that was related to the arts was architecture.  so i wanted to take that up instead.  

during the college entrance exams, i was dead set on getting into u.p.  college of architecture.  my mom told me to take other exams from other colleges just so i had other options.  so i took a bs psychology exam in ateneo, the only other school i wanted to go to, but didn't have architecture in their lineup of course.  

and another at ust college of architecture and fine arts which i was only forced to do by my mom because i always thought it was a school for promdis*.  unwillingly, i went that fateful day and sat in a classroom which was for fine arts examinees.  when the facilitator instructed those who are taking archi exams to transfer to another room, i rolled my eyes and said to myself f*ck it i aint going to this school anyway, and took the fine arts exam.

as you may already know, i finished my b.a. in fine arts major in advertising at u.s.t. and never regretted it.  well, sometimes i do think about what could have been had i gone to u.p and pursued architecture.  or if i had gotten up from that seat and walked to the other room.  or if i hadn't taken that u.s.t. exam in the first place.

and i wonder, had i known, like alice, what was gonna happen next, would i have embraced it or run away?

Love nothing but that which comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny. For what could more aptly fit your needs? ~ Marcus Aurelius

p.s. i'm thinking of getting alice's pixie hairstyle this weekend.  just as i told andre about it, he said noooo, it's so 90s!!

what if i didn't tell him and gone on to get it?

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