Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
We had breakfast at 7:45 am then we went back to our bedroom. Chloe sat on the bed then asked me how will she get to school? I told her that her dad will drive her to school before 1 pm and she will ride the carpool in going home. Again, she blurted out "How will I get to school today?!" Suddenly, it occurred to me that I might be mistaken in reading her schedule so, I dash out of the room and look for the sked that I put just right outside our bedroom. There, it was written that for today's schedule, they will have a practice from 8:00 am - 10:30 am at school and our clock said it was 8:00 AM!
I was running back and forth and told Chloe to change right away. She wanted to wash but I told her she had no more time and all she had to do was brush her teeth, change her clothes and underwear and off she go, hehe. She protested but looking at the clock ticking, she had no choice. I told her not to mention to her classmates and teachers that she was not able to take a bath, haha :)) She will just wash later when she arrives home.
Okay, I really blamed myself for this. It was my fault that I didn't double check the schedule. And I was surprised with myself how forgetful I was these days. I hope I don't have an early Alzheimer disease (God forbid!). I used to be very careful in knowing all activities of my kid but dunno what's up with me these days.
Thankfully my husband was still around so he was able to drive Chloe to school. I think Chloe got there right on time coz her school's time is quite different from ours (which is advance) but my husband turned out late for work, hehe.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
You see, these people are trying to bribe others who are stupid enough to believe these messages. And this kind of modus operandi is so ancient that those who believe right away are what?---still stupid. Sorry I've said a lot of stupid words here as I just mad for that person for waking me up at the wee hour in the morning. I hope karma gets him...
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
1 A- is her Relationship with others but that's already very fine with me =)
As for her studies, I'm always proud of her achievements, her scores on her quizzes or quarter exams. However, I think she needs to work on her study habit coz she's a little bit lazy, hehe. I don't asked her to study if she has no quizzes or major exams and I don't mind her playing or sketching on her drawing board/paper if she has no assignments. But I do quite 'nag' her to study if there's a quiz, assignment, exams on certain days. If not, she won't bother at all. Sometimes, she just relied on her memory but I don't like that way, hehe.. Anyways, if there's no class, I let her be. I don't even want to enroll her in other tutorial class coz I don't want her to feel overloaded. I want her to enjoy her life. So, during weekends, she's free to use the computer, draw until she consumed all the paper and get tired, read whatever books she likes or play with her toys. But usually, every Saturday, Chloe and I go malling. I need to unwind, too, and it's our way of having a quality time together.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Anyway, the rounds were categorized into Easy, Average and Difficult level. Chloe got perfect score on the easy and average level. However, she got 2 mistakes in difficult level thus disqualifying her on the clincher round level. But having reached the 3rd round was quite good already. I told her not to get discourage and the contest was just for fun. Gladly, she just took it lightly. She smiled to me and we hugged each other and I told her, 'It's Okay'. Well, there's always next time.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Going back to Chloe, I guess some of my blogger friends saw this picture already but for those who did not, see her picture below:
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
But since I've a little tot this time, my husband and I thought of not staying so long at the cemetery as not to expose her, especially that we learned from the news that there might be a slight rain shower on that day. What is important is that I'll be able to visit my dad's grave, pray for him, see my other family and then go home ;-)
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
9 pupils were given a situational question that they have to answer and Chloe was one of them. Of course, they were judged how they were able to comprehend and answer the question. And when it was Chloe's turn, she was asked a question like this: "You saw your classmate stole something, what will you do and why?". My daughter answered: "I will tell my classmate to return it to the owner because stealing is bad".
For us, it was an easy question. But we have to think that those kids are still in grade one. In fact, there were some questions asked that even, I, myself was quite confused.
Anyways, to set the story straight, Chloe won the First Place and I was so elated!!! Too bad I was not able to bring the camera with me for I thought we were not allowed to watch them. But I made sure I took a picture of her donning her medal when she arrived home from school =)
Again, congratulations to my dear anak, Chloe! You don't know how proud we are of you! ♥♥♥
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Talking about Halloween, I was too surprised to see Chloe's English test result. Her teacher marked her answer wrong to think it was right. The question was: "Halloween comes in______" wherein she would write the correct month. Chloe answered October and her teacher crossed it out and put her own answer which was November. Huh? Perhaps it was an honest mistake but I won't let this escape her. Chloe could've gotten perfect but because of that, she got 1 mistake. Hey, 1 mistake is okay with me, it's a great score already! But giving the students the wrong answer is not okay with me. Her teacher needs to be corrected.
Being the stage mother as I am (^_^), I wrote her English teacher a letter instead (since I cannot go to Chloe's school easily as I used to because of the baby). I requested politely to review my daughter's paper and at the same time, corrected the error she made. I also attached the researched I made on the internet. And for your information, that was the 2nd time I wrote her a letter because she also marked Chloe's answer wrong in her book even though it was correct.
I know we are just humans bound to commit mistakes but sometimes, we should be extra careful especially if we are teachers in a school known for its good reputation. If the teacher they hire is not always careful, then their reputation might be marred just because of ones carelessness.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Today, it's her day off. She promised to be back by 6pm but actually arrived by 10:00pm. I asked her where she'd been. I would've just considered her reasons but it somehow raised my eyebrow. She said that my brother's helper held her up and that was the reason why she came home late. She didn't know that I called at my brother's house and I was told by the helper that she already left at 5pm. When I told her about that, she apologized for lying.
Then, I also told her that while she was gone, I went to the guest room (where she slept) and found my bag and my sterling silver ring hidden in her cabinet. I could tell she was shocked when I found out. She tried not to wince. I told her in a calm manner but warned her that I don't want this to happen ever again and that she's not allowed to get any of my things even though I'm not currently using it. Right now, I am actually thinking of letting her go. I don't trust her and I'm really pissed off with her lies. It may be hard as of the moment if we don't have help but it's hard for me to allow someone to live with us with a bad attitude. Before I went to our bedroom, I secured some of our things at the living room to make sure she won't get it should she think of leaving. So you see, even at my own home, I'm not at peace anymore...
Friday, October 1, 2010
Ok, so I'm mostly talking about the time here. After I gave birth to Zoe, my sleeping habit was quite erratic. Gladly, Zoe's sleeping pattern gradually changed so instead of waking up every 3 hours, it's now stretch to 4 or very rarely, 5 hours. I expect more changes when she's on her 3rd month, hehe. Since our maid left, we hired a new one but I made sure to wake up early because if I don't, she will wake up very late (as i mostly experienced). So, I am now waking up at 5 o'clock in the morning and helped prepare food for breakfast. By 6 am, Chloe is already awake (with the help of her alarm clock) and I joined her for breakfast. It's our bonding moment. Sometimes, Zoe is awake at this hour but sometimes, still asleep. My husband and I made an agreement in taking turns of feeding the baby. This is very important because there's still Chloe that we have to attend to. At night, I easily dozed off. But sometimes, I read a book before finally going off to dreamland =)
Right now, I am waiting for Zoe to wake up so that I can give her a bath. It's really me who's taking care of her and not anybody else as what others are usually practicing. I didn't hire a yaya and even though our maid told me she knows how to take care of the baby, I did not ask her to do so. I made sure that my baby is well taken care of. Besides, hygiene is also one issue that I need to discuss with our house help. I seem can't take her smell even though I told our her to take a bath daily. I asked her politely, though, but it seems she don't get it. My husband is bothered most of all, haha. He told me to buy her a deodorant or give her cologne just to get rid of that unpleasant smell..
Going back to my kids and the time, yeah I don't get enough sleep but as long as I know my kids are safe and my family's well taken cared of, then that's ok. At least I lack sleep not because of worrying but by attending to my family's needs.
Friday, September 24, 2010
But of course, I don't rely in music only. Encouragement and follow-up matters. We have to motivate our kids so that they will continue in excelling where they're good at. Once we know that they are good in that certain aspect, we don't stop but continue to check on them, praise them and guide them if needed. Music may influenced them but if it's combined with our love, care and understanding, then our kids will have a balance or stable emotions, reasoning and inter-relationship skills.
I am sharing this hoping that other parents or parents-to-be will get something out from my experience. Even when I was pregnant with Chloe and Zoe, I listened to music because I believe babies can hear it while they were still in my tummy. Sometimes, I placed a headphone in my tummy for them to really hear the music that I wanted them to listen.
Just make sure that you don't let your babies listen to noisy or loud music because it might damage their hearing. You can also sing lullabies to the babies because it can somehow soothe them. I also let my kids listen to Psalty's Praise and Worship songs. It's really great for them and they will learn a lot of good things out from that collection since it's a Christian music. I've noticed that Zoe stopped being cranky if 'Amen, Praise the Lord' is being played. Perhaps it's her favorite song =)
Thursday, September 23, 2010
After I wash my body at night, I put on some body oil to keep my skin healthy and not rough to touch, plus it gives me a relaxing feeling after doing so. My 7 year old daughter told me she wants her skin to glow that she's the one who is always using my Beautiful body oil for she also likes the scent. Since it's almost empty, I might try to purchase Angel body oil as recommended by my friend. I can even purchase it online, 1/2 dram vials for $2 only. With this price, I am thinking to get for more!
I guess she was just feeling cranky before going to sleep. Babies (or even bigger kids!) are like that so we, parents, should be more understanding and patient about it. I am just thankful that she's fine and healthy and nothing serious has been noted.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Now that the family is growing and since both my husband and me can drive, we are seriously considering buying another car. This, so that my husband can use one when he goes to work while I can use the other for driving my daughter to school. If our budget will allow it, I would really prefer a Toyota Camry as it is quite spacious, has a sturdy body, and runs smoothly being a sedan. Well, maybe coz' our existing car is also a Toyota, which, I'm glad to say, is still in mint condition after years of service.
Much to my dismay and frustration, I was finally fed up. I decided to send an email to Reader's Digest's customer service. I was fuming mad while I wrote my missive just to express my disappointed on Capitan Marketing or Numinous (name of the distributor) located near Pabayo Borja/Gomez or fronting Wadhu's. This company is really unreliable and everytime I go to their office, people working there were so slow, lousy and don't even render good customer services. I've heard that the owner has bad attitude, that's what their workers say. But then, the workers were lazy, too! I don't even care if I mentioned their company here and this is just a warning to others. So, off I wrote and sent my email after warning them of my next step. I told RD that I might be compelled to stop my subscription next year because I don't get my copy anyway, the mere fact that I paid in full for one year.
Customer service replied to me right away and asked for my contact numbers. A few minutes later, I received their call. I reiterated my story and they asked for an apology for the inconvenience that it cost me. They promised to send me a replacement of my two missing issues and it might arrive this week. They asked my permission if they could send it starting November via PO box in our local post office. I said that would be okay as long as I get my copy. The other end was thankful that I sounded calm already and again asked for another apology.
I don't know if they are partly at fault but by attending to my concern somehow mellowed me down. At least they have heard my woes and promised to replace my 2 missing copies, that's all that matters now. So, to any of you who experienced the same dilemma, better contact and report it to the main office rather than do nothing at all.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Speaking of which, I plan on buying some new sheets or perhaps a chenille bedspread because ours is quite old, not to mention a little bit worn. It may be time for a change, don't you think?
I'm thinking of adding a yellow comforter or a polka dot comforter to make our bedroom look more lively and less boring. My kids will surely love these, especially my 2-month old baby, since they would look so pleasing and colorful to the eye. Besides, these items can be purchased conveniently online.
Monday, September 20, 2010
The crew checked the problem and indeed our meter was damaged and we need to buy a meter based first and have the electrician install it because they could put on a new meter. In other words, we'll be spending no light until morning or even afternoon. We have no choice but to wait for the morning to arrive. My in laws were telling us to go to their place to spend the rest of the night but it was already in the wee hour of the morning. We decided to stay at home because my kids were deep in their sleep...
At around 6:30 am, an electrician came and offered to render his services but we need a few bucks to spend for the new meter base. We were restless and it was Sunday and we want to have current! So, the man started working on our problem at around 8:30 am. This time, me and my daughters went to my in-laws' place. I made sure they took a bath so that I would have less to bring. My husband stayed at home. He didn't have a good sleep but he wanted so badly to fix everything before another night comes. The electric company put a new meter on the meter based past 3 o'clock and voila! We finally had a light and I was so eager to go home!
We were just too glad that nothing bad happened to us, to our family and also on our gadgets here at home. My mother's and brother's PC were destroyed, others have different problems on their wirings but overall, glad that nothing serious happened to us. So last night, instead of surfing the net or whatever, all of us ended up sleeping very early. Glad the the baby slept longer last night, too! Such a good girl :D
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
On her second month, we just did the same thing as before - picture taking :D My MIL bought a cake because Chloe called her to buy it for her baby sister :-) See pics & video below:
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
So many times my house help went home but most of them informed me ahead if they won't come back. I'm used to have no maid anyway, it's just that this time, I have a baby to take care of and worry about Chloe's safety at school. I'm just too glad that Chloe's quite big now but she's still 7 years old, and I can't help to imagine that somebody might harm her. My helper usually go to school at lunch to watch over Chloe while waiting for my hubby to fetch them. Now, I've to trust the school and their guard not to let Chloe go out of the campus if her dad won't pick her up yet. Still I'm afraid... that's why I kept telling my daughter never go with strangers.. and now that my helper is not coming back, I told her never go with the helper if ever Chloe's sees her there. And I will just pray that no harm will come on her way and that she will be safe when I cannot be with her. I how I wish I could still drive and fetch her to school the way I used to but I can't this time because I've a 2 month old baby that needs my care at home. I'll just pray for Chloe's safety and I hope to resolve everything by this week...
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sharing to you some pictures of my little ones:
But I won't deny that my child's a little bit choosy with friends and she can really live by her own self. She better draw or make some sketches than to play with others and ended up bickering. Still, I encouraged Chloe to be friends with others but not to follow the bad manners :-)
After I received her report card, I got a very big grin on my face :D. I'm proud to say that my daughter has maintained her good grades even now that she's in grade one and in a new school. She got straight A's in all her subject (Filipino, English, Math, Science, Civics or Sibika and Computer) the mere fact that I don't even pressure her to study everyday. I still find playing, napping and relaxing a very vital aspect in Chloe's life apart from studying. Her 2 A minuses were not academically related/graded so, I can say that my daughter's life is normal. It would be too hard to believe that she has no flaws at all, I want her to have fun or enjoy her childhood. As a proud mommy, I've scanned her report card that you can see below :D
The following day, Chloe and I went out for a short while and asked her what she wanted to get as a reward. She only wanted to buy the hat that she saw at the mall with a very cheap price so I bought it, hehe. Kids are really not that hard to deal with :D :D
Chloe's Report Card for the First Grading (click to zoom):
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Below are some of the pics taken during her b-day:
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Our patron saint in Cagayan de Oro is St. Augustine that's why our fiesta is celebrated every August 28. I hope others will have a great fiesta today...
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
If my dad were still alive today, it would have been his and my mom's 40th wedding anniversary. But he passed away almost 10 years ago. It would've been great to see my parents renewed their vows and we, their children and grandchildren, witness their pledge of love. Despite my dad's absence, I greeted my mom a happy wedding anniversary. I'm sure my mom missed him but life goes on. We're just too glad that my mom's still around with us...
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Ok, about the baby's details, we named her Zoe Ysabella. Zoe means Life. Ysabella (Isabella, initially), which means my God is a vow, was chosen by Chloe. She weighed about 6 lbs and 9 oz. I decided to have C/S operation because I had a terrible labor during my first pregnancy. Besides, I had placenta previa on my 5th to 7th month of pregnancy. Anyway, I'm better these days compared before. Below are the pictures of our new bundle of joy.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
To Chloe, happy birthday my love. You will always be a princess in my eyes. I'm proud of you and I'll always pray for your happiness, for good health and that you will be guided to the right path. Your dad and I are always thankful that you came to our lives!
Friday, July 9, 2010
I have already packed most of the things needed at the hospital. I am now set for a C/S operation this coming Monday, July 12. I pray I will not get sick so that my schedule will proceed as is. My first pregnancy was okay until on the date of my delivery. I had a terrible labor which lasted for several hours and I had no sleep at night at all. Obviously, I don't have that power and strength to deliver my baby naturally. It turned out that the baby was too big for me and I only progressed up to 2 cm only. My bag of water did not even break and I had only spotting for a few days before my due date.
This time, I have already conditioned my mind that I will be on C/S again. The advantage for this is that I can choose which date I want to give birth and I will not undergo another terrible labor again. Besides, my pregnancy this time was quite different from the first. I had placenta previa on my 5th-7th months so, natural delivery is not anymore my option. The disadvantage is, C/S is much expensive and will take me a few days at the hospital before I can come home. Plus, I have to endure the pain and take care of the scar again...
Well, this is it! I have barely 3 days left and I'm gonna be back at the operation table. Pray for me then, for my safe delivery and for a normal and healthy baby. Oh, the doctor still stick to her findings. The gender of the baby is a girl and that made my big girl, Chloe, to be very happy...
Just a favor: please include me and the baby in your prayers, will yah? Thanks a million for that ;-)
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
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