August 4, 2016

A Certified Page Turner

I so love reading book. It takes me places I have never been too without leaving the comfort of my own reading nook. I can read about 10 to 15 books in a month depending on how beautiful the story is.

About 2 weeks ago I bought 22 eBooks from an online shop. As of today only 7 books are left unread. My husband even wonders how I manage to squeeze in reading time when I am very busy taking care of the boys. Now I am reading The President’s Vampire. It’s a certified page turner. The story line is really good which based on the title is about a vampire working under the president of the country. This vampire swore a blood oath to protect and follow. Last night instead of sleeping right after the kids went to bed I went straight to reading and didn’t stop until the sun rises and it’s time to prepare the kids for school.

That is how good the book is. I am willing to stay up the whole night just to finish it. I probably would stay up really late tonight just to finish the book.
July 7, 2016

Almost Crashing To Another Car

I know that I can’t drive a car. But, sometimes I always have a moment where I am not convenient being driven by some driver that like speed over anything. When my trip to the remote village started, the driver almost crashed into another car and I yell out loud. I am not sure I want to repeat that experience. I tried to warn up the driver but I guess I can’t do much about his driving habit.

That’s why if my brother is driving, I always told him to take it slowly and be careful. I don’t mind arriving a bit late but safer than fast but reckless. I know that I don’t want the driver in the car to go over the speed limit. Accident can happen in the blink of an eye, so I always love a driver with responsibility to driver his or her car with care. Because, I don’t mind being a bit late but feel safer all the time.
June 8, 2016

All men should try this

I saw this awesome video about two dudes who tried to undergo through labor, because they think that men are tough and they could probably handle the pain felt by women who are experiencing labor. They had electrodes attached to their abdomen. These electrodes will give them the same contractions that the women and undergoing on the hour of labor. They were given the first simulation which is the light contraction, of course their wives are there to give them support as well as laugh at their faces.

The early contraction was bearable for them but you can see that they felt pain but when they were down to the active part of labor they were going nuts, lying side wards and just completely in pain. Their wives had the inappropriate reaction of laughing at their state. If that will happen to my husband probably I’ll laugh too because men ought to know how women went through just to bear a child. It’s not easy, and I admire just how brave these men are to actually experience all that.
May 4, 2016

The Classic Milk Bottle of Magnolia is Back but in Plastic

Post a picture of this Classic Bottle in facebook and you will surely get a lot of comments. Lots of memories, lots of stories, lots of feedbacks. It is the only Fresh Milk supply in the Monotony ran Manila during the 80’s. Manufactured in glass, Magnolia Fresh Milk Containers were recycled and some families reused it for water bottles.

I remember those painstaking times when I poured myself water or milk in a glass. The kitchen counters were high for me so I had to carry this heavy bottle on top of the chair. I remember the chocolate milk flavor that won’t ever be beaten by any Hershey flavored chocolate milk. It was the only milky drink I could stand.

Too bad Magnolia turned into plastic, probably to cut costs. It would have been so nice if they have retained the glass bottle feature and also the original Milk chocolate flavor.
April 29, 2016

Strum Along Like John Hooker

I love the blues. There’s just something about the soothing melodies and meaningful lyrics that touch a part deep inside of me. I particularly like the songs of the John Lee Hooker, who could not only sing like an angel, but wrote his own songs and played the guitar as well. It was while searching the net that my eyes almost popped out of the screen when I found a place where you could buy the same guitar model that Hooker used in a lot of songs. The focusrite itrack solo was truly a good find.

I didn’t buy the guitar, for the simple fact that I don’t play. It was nice to see that people still made the same quality guitars that a Blues legend like John Lee Hooker used to use though. I am still hoping for Blues to make a comeback onto our radios and portable music players. The world today could use some daily dose of Blues, if you ask me.
April 5, 2016

Finding the Strength in Long Distance Relationships

For me, being in a relationship is, having to see, talk, and be with each other most of the time. It’s the magical feeling and the butterflies in the stomach that makes the relationship alive. But, what if distance takes us apart from each other? How can we cope up?

Being in a long distance relationship is miserable indeed. We long for each other’s presence every single day. There were doubts, jealousy, insecurities and arguments. Looking at the bright side, the excitement for the day we will finally meet and be with each other again is indescribable. The waiting made us stronger than ever. We didn’t give up, now we have more reason to be together for a lifetime.

The warmth of his love is the kind of feeling that I have been longing for years. The waiting is finally over and I am with him. The feeling is surreal that I still can’t believe that I’m with him at last. I will surely treasure every moment and fill every misery with happiness and love.
March 9, 2016

The Trials and Errors of Starting My Own Family

At a very young age, all my relatives saw me as an independent girl. Sure enough, I grew up to be one of the most responsible women in our family. I never—not even once—asked my parents to buy me gadgets or anything else aside from school supplies. I got my first mobile phone by saving my earnings from my little business (I used to sell candies to my classmates and friends) which gradually evolved into a bigger one, when I started selling watches and other accessories. I’m always the leader in groups, the commander in teams.

But now that I’m starting a family of my own, I’ve never felt more helpless. I realized I still have a lot to learn about living life away from home, away from my parents. I’ve always thought I can survive on my own but now I know that it’s not that easy—especially now that I have my own kid and have to raise her well. Everything’s becoming a blur and every step I take is shaky. Thankfully, my husband is there to hold my hand and together, I’m sure we’ll be able to make this work.