December 29, 2007

Reflections on 2007

Snagged this from mommy yen

1. List five happy memories of 2007.

  • graduated nursing school and passed my RN NCLEX board exam
  • renewed our vows in front of God and family and friends
  • had fun during our month long carefree vacation in manila
  • got preggy (inspite of having miscarriage)
  • got hired as a RN on a floor that i really want to work to..add to that our financial stability now that both of us are working as a nurse now!!!
2. Describe four things you’ve learned this year.
  • learned that money does not make you will
  • learned how to scrapbook digitally
  • still learning photography
  • learning how to become a better wife

3. Which three relationships in your life have changed the most this year

  • with my love grew deeper now that i vowed my love to him in front of God already
  • my side of the family (don't know about this...we're ok, but still i feel like its in the gray side)
  • that's it..can't think of any other relationship that changed

4. Name two new places you went this year

  • malate, manila (we got married in malate church and that was my first time there)
  • the new malls in manila...grabe the best talaga ang malls there...the best!!

5. What one thing you’ve done this year are you most proud of

  • to stand and fight for what i believe is right

to all my visitors and currently reading this...wishing you all the health and wealth this coming new year of 2008

December 28, 2007

Feast One Hundered & Seventy Three

"Fish Salad" (somewhere underneath it all is a steamed striped bass fish)


Name 2 things you would like to accomplish in 2008.

~ to be able to buy a brand new house

~ get preggy


With which cartoon character do you share personality traits?

~ Chuckie Finster of Rugrats---i am always the rule follower in the group and would do everything to get away from any confrontations or trouble!!


What time of day (or night) were you born?

~ i have no idea..seriously!! need to check my birth certificate for that!!!

Main Course

Tell us something special about your hometown.

~ Makati City, Philippines - "best city of all"

~ Pasadena, CA - "home of the tournament of roses parade every january it..because i haven't watch it in person, ever since we moved here 5 years ago!!!"


If you could receive a letter from anyone in the world, who would you want to get one from?

~ Queen Elizabeth inviting me for a dinner!!!

sealed with a kiss

Credits: "DreadFully Happy kit" par July

haven't opened my wedding pictures for months now....but when i was browsing alpha's site..i saw that our picture was part of the 2008 w@w calendar under dino lara's name. fortunately, ms. benz will be sending us a calendar after my sweet request to have a copy!!

just in time the digital scrap shop was giving this kit for matches the tone of our here managed to finish a simple layout..

enjoy everyone...few more days left for the year of 2007!!!

December 26, 2007

christmas day

i manage to survive my first time spending christmas eve and christmas night at the hospital...not as a patient but as a nurse!!

it was depressing at first, knowing that all my friends and relatives are having a wonderful banquet with each other...but what can i do..i pledge myself on a profession where it's open 24/7 everyday of the year!!
we had our own little christmas dinner at work (don't have pictures..forgot to bring my camera!!)

but here's our picture taken before i went to work..we were to have a decent christmas early dinner with my hubby!!

i pulled a joke with eric...he's really into watches..and when i saw this free calendar that the grocery was giving's shape like a watch i wrapped it and gave it to him after eating our meal manage to pose with the calendar...inspite of his disappointment..heheeheh...sama ko no?
here's the letter that's inside of the box....
"here's my gift LOVE....and this is the most personalized gift you can get, for my love is only YOURS!!! addition to that my gift has no expiration since i will love you until the end of time..."

we will be opening gifts on new years eve since we are both off from work that night..but i already know my camera!!

December 19, 2007

first ever pair

"celeste canvas"
"chocolate and sienn"

my first ever pair of crocs!!

i've known crocs as nurses shoes. since they are lightweight and airy the nurses love to wear them at work. but since the first model of crocs are very wide in diameter and since my feet is so narrow, i was never interested in buying this brand of shoes.

today while strolling the mall, eric saw the crocs stands and had an eye on this brown and orange shoes. when i saw it, i agreed that they were cute and contrast to the wide crocs these were narrow designed. fit was good, so there I was telling the lady that i was getting that pair. the funny thing is, this is my first time buying crocs so i don't have an idea how much they normally cost. eric told me to get it since it is nice on me and thinking that since it is somewhat plasting in style that it's cheap....hehehe he's wrong...this shoes cost $49.99 so with tax it came out to be $54.11!! he just had that smile on his face...and told me "naka-isa ka na naman ha!!"

so when i got home, i tried it right away and loved the way it's so lightweight and the little bumps inside is like massaging thing in your feet!!

so now, i think this is the start of my crocs collection....this is a bad sign, just surfed and viewed all the different styles of shoes they have..and i am already eyeing on one of them..but maybe spring ko na bibilhin..slippers style sya eh..still too cold to wear them now...

hubby's special day

to the love of my life, my inspiration and my strength,

during this special day of yours, i wish you true happiness in your heart and good health for long life!! i will always be here supporting and loving you until the day we die.....

happy birthday babes!!

December 17, 2007

Be yourself Tag

thanks to rose for passing this tag to me...!!!

1. Whats one thing thats heavily weighing on your mind?
- having a baby, but i truly believe that in Gods own perfect time we will have one!!

2. what's one thing you've learned from a good friendship gone bad?
- you can't please everyone.

3. whats one thing you've learned lately from love?
- you are willing to everything for the name of love.

4. is there anyone special in your life at the moment?
- syempre!

5. whats a happy time you've had in the past week/s?
- maybe when i got my dslr camera, not expecting to get it that day and totally not expecting to have one at all, but santa gave it to me, kaya super happy...

6. how far would you go for love?
- until i ran out of love in my system.

7. is there anything in your past that you'd like to do/try again?
- it took me a few minutes to think of an answer here...but i can't think of any!

8. whats your favorite kind of weather?
- Los Angeles spring weather..not too cold and not too hot!!

9. why is this?
- practical reasons: i just love spring because i love to see flowers!

10 . who do you like to spend your nights with?
- hubby during days-off and my co-nurses and my lovely patients if i have a juty that night!

11. are you an emotional person?
- naku royal highness ako nito!

12. can you cry in front of others easily?
- i cry when i'm sad, happy, excited, and angry!!!

13. whats something that can always make you feel better?
- to hear my hubbys voice in the phone when i'm having a terrible night at work or just a simple hug and a whisper of "everything will be ok, babes, i'm here, don't worry" from him, teka add mo na rin yung "sige bilhin mo na" words when i want something!!

14. what does love make you feel like?
- complete!

15. and losing love?
- lifeless!

16. are you self conscious?
- not really, pa-minsan-minsan lang

17. do you think of others before yourself?
- most of the time.

18. where do you see yourself some time next year?
- hopefully, there's 3 of us in the family, and we are moving to our own brand new house in valencia, ca (specific na, i fell in-love with this one house na kasi eh!!).

19. do you tend to make relationships complicated?
- yes, that's what my hubby in this question, but my version "no" i always want it to be easy flowing relationship.

20. do you think you'd be able to survive a whole year in jail?
- no..that's why i follow all the laws in this country!!

21. who do you feel the most comfortable to go around?
- hubby.

22. is there something that you're waiting for? someone perhaps?
- a little chikiting!!!

23. one thing you're looking forward to..
- the new year celebration, i'm off!! so we are going to party!!!

24. how do you feel about change?
- i love change...!

25. any plans this summer?
- i don't know, hubby wants to got back to manila, i want a caribrean cruise

26. what are your plans for your next birthday?
- just finished my birthday few weeks ago, so i don't know about my next one.

27. do you think someone out there is in love with you?
- alot of people is inlove with me!! (hehehe...joke)

28. how do you feel right this second?
- hungry and happy because i have 4 nights off ahead of me!!

29. one word that describes you at this point of your life?
- colorful

30. what do you think about this survey?
- nice questions..made me think for the answers!!

ok sisters..dig into your hearts since it's your time to answer
jane, mec, peachy, ibyang, and jesse

December 13, 2007

exchange gift

gift from my bebot sister Glo!!!

went house hunting today and when we got home a ups package was in our doorstep. first i asked my hubby if he bought anything online, when he told me no... i kow it from that moment that is the gift from our gift exchange program from my bebot sisters!!

i opened the package right away and my mommy santa was Glo!!! the wrapping was so cute, i don't want to ruin has a small hello kitty doll hanging on the ribbon...(was so excited to open it..forgot to take a picture of it while it package was still wrapped)

it was pink pajama set...i love it talaga..mostly because it's been really cold here in LA (but still warmer compared to other states here in the US!!) and i am a pajama person..could not sleep unless i have a pajama on...!! will wear it na tonight!!!

then while making this layout (every elements used was from my scrapbook plus software) hubby was trying to clean up the mess i did with the wrappers..he told me "babes meron ka pang gift"...i asked him "huh? anong gift?" then he handed me this bubble wrapped pens...and it's my black sanrio pens...!! imagine if my husband didn't saw could have went straight to the trash with the wrappers!!!

kaya glo...i am so happy right now..i love my new pajama and my sanrio pens!!!

thank you ulit!!

got my gift for my baby...will mail it watch out for it!!!

bodacious award

thanks eds for passing this to me......

just woke up after a more than 12 hours sleep...kasi after working 2 nights in a row...when i got home yesterday morning, i went straight to my new in short i did not sleep the whole day..kaya last night 6pm palang dead na ako sa kama..and now it's 7:48am....kaya refresh na refresh ako ngayon...and seeing this award even made me a more refreshed human being...!!

well i am passing this award to everyone who left me a sweet message regarding my miscarriage: alpha, diane, chikai, agring, suzanne, mich, kathy, and nol

have a nice day sisters......

December 10, 2007

moving on

for those who left sweet words of encourgement...i would like to say thank you... eric and i are ok now..accepted that if that God has a reason why that happened!! again thanks guys and if i could only repay those kind words, with no hesitations, i will!! so pls. continue praying for us, because to tell you the truth before that we were not as desperate to have kids yet. thinking that we still want to do and accomplish so much that if having kids now will hinder or slow the process of achieving our goals. but due to that pregnancy...we felt how it was to be parents, inspite of it being very short term...and tell you the truth...i want to have a baby na...sana next time na mabutis kami...everything is okay na...can't imagine going through another miscarraige...kaya asking you to whisper a prayer to God right now while reading this entry of mine

oh what a surprise!!

my newest toy

after mass yesterday, eric told me that we will be stopping by best buy store to check out our gifts for my BILs. while in the store, i always manage to stop my the camera station to check and play with the dslr's.

while playing with one, i saw that it was on sale, less $ from $699 it will only be $664 but with sales tax it will ended up $720.44. and to my amusement eric told me "kunin mo na" that time i was very shock..i was not prepared for it.. i know i've been telling him about this camera and that i would really enjoy to have one of this...

for a moment i declined to get it...i told eric that i don't want it and that i'm ok with my sony cybershot (even though i'm having some problems with it. read it here) but y husband insisted that i get it and that it will be his christmas gift for me!! i told him i really want the camera but i want to do some research on some other stores, for they might have a better deal.

so here we are at the parking lot of best buy..using our iPhone to search different stores for their deals for canon rebel xti. and he found ritz camera. and all theh major electornics and camera store here in LA, they have the best deal. so we went to the store to check it out!!

while driving to the store, i was really contemplating if i should let my hubby buy it... it's because knowing that once i buy it will be entering an expensive hobby but i am really interested in learning more about photography...hhhaaayyy....

my heart was pounding...can't take my smile away from my face...eric got me the camera!!

for a total of $898.45 (37K pesos) heres what i got:

  • canon Rebel xti body camera
  • canon 18-55mm lens
  • canon 75-300mm lens
  • lexar 2gb memory card
  • tamrac camera bag
  • canon photography classes (pero next year pa yung next sessions, plus ok daw na dalawa kami ni eric mag-attend)
  • plus free canon pixma mini260 photo printer (out of stock so we did not get week daw meron na ulit sila)
  • and some perks from the store like 1 free photobook, free 20 4x6 prints, ritzpix ez print and share software and big print inkjet paper

good deal no?

kaya i'm one happy camper right now!!!

christmas time

we have our tree up already... i know we are already late, compared to the filipino schedule of putting up the christmas tree..

but since we use fresh pine tree if we buy it too soon, by christmas will be dry and dying!!!

oh i love the smell of fresh pine tree inside our house...

we normally have blue and silver motif..but since that was our motif for our wedding too...i think i got sick of that color combination already, so i decided to change my tree color this year. We both agreed to try red and gold this year, and so far...loving it!!!

so from our hearts to yours...wishing you all a very merry christmas!!!

December 3, 2007

Hello to our personal guardian angel

our story started the day before thanksgiving (11/21) when i started spotting early in the morning, thinking i am just getting my monthly period, i continued on my daily routine of life...yet my period never came..and my spotting continued the whole day...i told eric about it and told me that we should take a home pregnancy test since there is a big change that we could be pregnant...

thanksgiving morning...the day that changed our life..... after 3 minutes of waiting 2 pink line appeared in our pregnancy test.... wow... during that time we felt complete... since my birthday is coming up in about a week or so, we decided not to tell anyone until my birthday... during those time eric and i can't hold our happiness. we started envisioning what our baby would be..the gender, names, and way we want to raise our child, and the one that stressd eric is that we really need to get our house before the baby comes out...

"this is it na talaga" picture

and since i am bearly into my normal menstrual cycle..we decided to take another pregnancy test just to be sure if the first test is accurate...and so just the way we said it..."this is it na talaga" because 3 out of 3 different brands of pregnancy test gave us a positive readings!!!

a month before my birthday eric asked me what i want to do on my special day... he ask me if i want to throw a party, and since we just got married last may, i decided i don't want to go through another stress of planning a party for this year. then eric asked me to choose between a romantic dinner or a day of my choice theme park here in LA...of course, since i am a roller coaster fanatic..i chose theme park and since i haven't been to knotts berry farm, i decided to just celebrate my birthday there...but when we found out about our status of being pregnant..our plans of roller coaster shifted to just having a family dinner with my in-laws so just that we can tell them the good news!! (first grandchild kasi eh!!)

all through out this time all my pregnancy symptoms were nausea in the morning, but no vomitting..super sleepiness and fatigue feeling in my part and mostly the heavy, sore and painful breast

December 1 around 3:00am i was awaken with the feeling full bladder, and right when i got up blood started gushing out of me... i woke up eric and told me to bring me to the ER, because i know that time... i am losing my baby.

so there we are in the seeking medical attention..during this time i was inconsolable. i was begging God to spare my baby's life and to make my bleeding stop. they did some test and of all the words that the doctors told's the only thing that i remember "since your still too early in your pregnancy (5 1/2 weeks)..there is nothing we can do to stop you from miscarriaging right now"

i saw in everybody's eyes how devastated they are that time when they found out that i lost my i collected all the strength left in me and still manage to blow my birthday candles just to lighten up the sadness in the room

my bitter-sweet 26th birthday celebration

so those who greeted me during my birthday thank you and your loved me (us) strong during this sad part of our life

November 29, 2007

Birthday Tag

Just in time for upcoming birthday..sis Nol passed me this tag...salamat sister!!!

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

My birth month:
DECEMBER: Loyal and generous (super). Sexy (let's ask my husband). Patriotic (hhmmm, let me think about this, ofcourse my dear USA and 'd original Philippines). Active in games and interactions (laging game talaga ako). Impatient and hasty (sometimes lang ito ha!!). Ambitious (over). Influential in organizations (i don't know about this). Fun to be with (very true). Loves to socialize (yup-yup-yup). Loves praises (if there's some to praise for). Loves attention (bullseye dito). Loves to be loved (who doesn't?). Honest and trustworthy (syempre). Not pretending (sometimes not). Short tempered (maybe..denying it!!). Changing personality (i think so). Not egotistic (in a way...). Take high pride in oneself (ofcourse). Hates restrictions (who doesn't?). Loves to joke (i do..but not a good joke teller!!). Good sense of humor (this is me!!). Logical (yeah..).

The Twelve Months

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

i remember seeing this post to almost all my blogroll if you haven't done this just grabe it!!

November 27, 2007

short hair

last wednesday i had a beauty day!! i had my hair cut and not just trim...talagang, cut!! well it's been time for me to have a different look..kasi i've been growing my hair long just for our wedding day...and since our wedding is over and my hubby likes it more when i have short hair, decided to get one na!!

pahabol: i had my eyebrows waxed and a manicure and pedicure that day too!!! ayan pretty-prettihan na ako...ready for my birthday this saturday!!

6 months after

we got married last may of this year...and just last week we received this box from my mom. one of my cousin found out regarding our wedding and gave us this gift.

colorful ng wrapper no? so cute!!!

and this is whats inside!! filipiniana placemats set and capiz coasters!! love kasi ang motif ng aming bahay eh!!!

newest award

thanks to my sister eds for passing such an award to my site

"Be The Blog" award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can "be the blog" - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun."

i haven't visisted my other ka-bloggers so i don't know who got this award already..kaya i'm passing this to all my readers!!

November 22, 2007

Thank you!!

Wishing everyone a very happy thanksgiving!!!

there's so many to be thankful for and this day is not only for eating turkey and mash potatoes but to remind us us blessed we all are!!!

too bad i'm going to spend the night at work with my patients and co-nurse!! but that's what my profession is...24/7 open, kaya wala talagang holiday..but for compensation double pay rate naman kami tonight kaya....yippeee..extra money next paycheck!!

well, we already got our LA times newspaper to see the sale for tomorrow!! and grabe super mura ng mga electronics..eric already has a plan for tomorrow morning on where to go first and what to buy...let's see if he can grab the things we want!! too bad talaga i won't be there with him!!!

enjoy your holiday everyone!!

November 12, 2007

whats for breakfast?

as you know eric and i work from 7pm to by the time we get home at around past 8, I, myself is really tired and sleepy! So for breakfast I normally make a quick, tasteful, and healthy meal!!

so here's our typical morning meal!!

2 slices of bagel or toast with cream cheese, slices of little smokie's sausage and slices of fruits, this time we only had oranges in hand!!

because of this we always look forward to our days-off kasi that is when we have ___silog meal!!

November 8, 2007

one foggy fall morning

on our way home from work, i decided to play with my iPhone and take pictures of the view of our neighborhood. It's so clean and quite!!

it was a foggy morning, and since i've been working 3 nights in a row..super himbing ng tulog ko noong morning na yun!!! to tell you the truth 7pm na ako nagisiing!! super tulog ako the whole day!!

so here it is...

November 2, 2007

what's wrong with my camera?

well we bought this sony cyber-shot dsc-w90 last april days before we are off for manila. from the beginning i noticed that my pictures comes out really grainy. but my husband stated maybe i did something on the settings that caused it to be really grainy. i am so disappointed since this is the newest cybershot camera and it's supposed to be 8.1 megapixels and fullHD pictures!! eh mas malinaw pa yata yung pictures from my old digital camera which is only 3.5 megapixels...

since we bought this from a camera store online, i don't know if i will be covered from the warranty. i went online to and they told me that my camera is still under warranty, but the thing is i need to send it to texas for repair....

hay naku what should i do? ang mahal pa naman nitong camera na ito compared to other point-and-shoot na cameras!!! eric just told me that before sending it to texas we will just try to bring it to a local camera repair place near us..

hopefully hindi naman na sayang ang money namin dito sa camera na ito!!!

November 1, 2007

hello november

october has been a very lie-low for me...i don't know i just hate october very much!! for the past 2 years every october there's always something that would happen that would really hurt me and that would make me cry buckets of tears. iniisip ko nga eh why it coincidence that the most hurtful things in my life always happen during the month of october? well anyways that's why i was not really into myself this month, maybe i've been traumatized too much that this is my way of protecting myself from another pain! but i'm glad to say that as of today...everything is going okei... so life must go on!!

oh addition to that, i am very scaredy-cat and because of the halloween, they are showing too much scary shows!! so i'm always stuck watching the food network channel just to be sure that i'm not going to watch any of those scary stuffs!!!

but today is november first kaya...i'm happy na...and exactly a month from today will be my 26th birthday...!!! ano kayang gagawin namin that day? i have a month to plan it...

gotta go..till the next one.....


October 27, 2007

Tagged by Jody

thanks sis jody!!!

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night? my co-nurses ate rose and ate shallamar..laughing trip kami last night sa work..!!

2. What were you doing at 0800? eric and i went to glendale lang for winter clothes

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? sleeping just woke up eh!!

4. What happened to you in 2006? was still in nursing school and was actively planning our church wedding

5. What was the last thing you said out loud? i don't remember.. maybe when i'm saying goodbyes to my co-nurses

6. How many beverages did you have today? i just woke up and i am currently drinking a glass of orange juice right now.

7. What color is your hairbrush? black.

8. What was the last thing you paid for? craving for chocolate stopped by ralphs grocery (it was the only open bakery..11pm na kasi) and bought one.. not bad for a grocery store was so chocolatey moist!!

9. Where were you last night? spent my whole 7pm to 7am at the hospital working.

10. What color is your front door? brown

11. Where do you keep your change? i hate having coins in my wallet or makes my purse heavier..kaya whenever i have it, i just leave it in the car or my coin jar at home

12. What’s the weather like today? sunny good for a fall season weather..

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor? rocky road

14. What excites you? paycheck every other week!!!

15. Do you want to cut your hair? yup...

16. Are you over the age of 25? yes

17. Do you talk a lot? paminsan-minsan

18. Do you watch the O.C.? No.

19. Do you know anyone named Steven? No.

20. Do you make up your own words? yup always!!

21. Are you a jealous person? i try not to be...but if i have a reason to be jealous syempre i am!!

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’. Andrea

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K'. Kathy

24. Who’s the first person on your received call list? asawa ko...calling me to let me know na malapit na sya sa hospital namin

25. What does the last text message you received say? have a good night at work babes, c u tomorrow morning!! from hubby

26. Do you chew on your straw? yup...bad girl!!

27. Do you have curly hair? nope

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to? i dont know..saturday morning here..still have no particular plans

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life? yung registry nurse sa amin...LF ang initials...super rude!!

30. What was the last thing you ate? cinnamon raisins bagel with cream cheese right now!!

31. Will you get married in the future? married na po!!

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks? we were just watching "night at the musuem" last night in dvd

33. Is there anyone you like right now? hubby

34. When was the last time you did the dishes? last night!!

35. Are you currently depressed? No.

36. Did you cry today? No.

37. Why did you answer and post this? got tagged by jody

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey: pardon me..but i haven't been checking blogs for few days now..kaya hindi ko alam kung sinong hindi pa nakaka-answer this one is up for grab by anyone!!!

October 17, 2007

question tag

thanks to peachy for this tag!!

Credits: nanas-attic; carol abram buttons and bows; britt-ish designs

now my question for anne, jane, and jannesse

since christimas is coming right up, are you planning to give your husband a gift? If yes, what are you going to give him?

it makes me want to smile


NM-FairyLand of for; Genevieve Sass(Sweet Genevieve Designs);; Sweet Wasabi; Gina Marie Huff of weeds and wildflowers; chaos lounge; Anita of Nana's Attic

i'm happy that i'm able to finish a layout..!! liked the color combination of lime green and pink!! very girly-girly!!

ang sarap talaga mag scrapbooking..mostly if you get to see our finish layout!!

October 16, 2007

at least i finished this one!!

FALLING FOR AUTUMN KIT Created by Ellie Lash;
TANGERINE TRUFFLES created by Diana of Scraps Up;
CHILDS PLAY created by Traci Sims

It's been months since i did my last layout. I've been trying to do one, but i just can't finish it. and luckily i finished this one...!! it's not really the look that i want but it's close!! pardon my artistic talent on this one...since i lost my mojo in scrapbooking, it seems like i need to retrain my eyes again!!!

October 15, 2007


i think i am in a state of hibernation..!! I've been lazy like crazy!!! I don't know if I should blame the slowly coming cold weather or that nothing really exciting is really happening to my life right now!!!
gotta go now...i'm going back to bed...!!!

halloween treat

I wanna thank Tere for my first ever Halloween treat!

“Don’t just choose your friends making this cliquish and ‘just groupies’…Make NEW friends by choosing random visitors!!!.”
to pass the love..anyone visiting my blog can grabe this treat!!!

October 3, 2007

i need some therapy

i always see our pet therapy dogs walk around our hospital eversince i started working there. but since i work with the newborns, our department is the only floor they can't come...kaya i never had the chance to pet them!!!

(he's not a horse...he's a dog!! "barkley" a great dane dog)

but today is a different story....when i saw them walking down the hallway...i took initiative to stop by and play with them!!! they are such trained dogs, very calm and they are used to being touched!!! kung ganito lang lahat ng dogs..!!!they don't bark, lick, and mostly they don't bite!!! buti nalang my phone is in my pocket, kaya nakasingit ng ilang pictures with them!!!

(he's even heavier than me..he weighs 145 pounds!!!)

("keisha" our little black poodle dog)

studies have shown that pet therapy program in a hospital helps patient recover faster!!! Well for a nurse like me, it lessens my stress of the day, even though i just spent few minutes with them!!

they not only do therapy for the patients, they do it for the employees as well!!

October 2, 2007

so what do you mean by that?

i was browsing in the message board of n@w and read this one post regarding one line from desperate housewife that was aired last sunday.

just to be curious i clicked on the link and read and watched the video clip of the so called "controvercial line"

unfortunately, they somewhat insulted medical professionals that graduated from the Philippines. coming from the medical field, this really hit me hard!! I know i graduated nursing school here in the US, but let me tell you filipino workers, not only doctors and nurses, but all, in the hospital here in the US are known to be the best workers noh!!! We are the ones that do the the best bedside care to our patients.

ewan ko, but i am really irritated about that insulting line!!! not just we graduated from another country, does not mean we are less of a professional!!

watch it and let me know what you can say about it!!

Egel Nest Award for Blog Excellence

Egel Nest Award for Blog Excellence

Thanks to my sis Nita for passing this award to my site!!!

Brad Egel originally created this award and started the egg rolling to pass the love around. Just want to share this love nest to the ff:

Kathy in

Chi in

Mich in

Wella in

Tere in

okei girls...spread the love!!!!