Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy Birthday My Dahrling!

Thank you for the best 3 years of my life.....and looking forward to the years ahead :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Kids and the television

There are a lot of advocates out there who say television is bad for kids blah blah blah.

I don't think I'll ever find myself preventing Hiro from watch television.

Monitoring. That's what parents are there for. It's training the kids to watch the appropriate shows.

My little boy grew up watching The Discovery Channel and The Animal Planet. Little by little we started introducing him to cartoons popular to his generation. Presently, he loves watching these shows (in any order):

Blues Clues

The Backyardigans

Wonder Pets

Mrs. Spider's Sunny Patch Friends

Firehouse Tales


The Animal Planet

and his favorite......

Thomas the Tank Engine

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!!!!

from our home to yours.......


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gossip Girl

When you have an active 2-year old kid who wants every second of your attention at home, you rarely get to watch your regular tv shows. Mine include(d): all 3 CSI, project runway, ANTM, iron chef, the apprentice, and a few more I have completely forgotten.

So when everyone started talking about Gossip Girl, I didn't understand what the fuss was all about.

Until Cindy gushed about it at work last week and lent me her DVD copy.

Since I was bored home with nothing to do or read, plus I couldn't play with Hiro, I decided to see what the fuss was all about.

Now I understand. Now I'm hooked.

(photo: Wikipedia)

Will the next season start now please.


Home with the flue etcetera

Last Thursday I came home sick with a fever. It was a good thing I've earned quite a sum of sick leave (SL) credits and used one up for Friday.....I stayed home.....with a slight fever, a terrible sore throat, and clogged nose.

Since mommy was home, Hiro, naturally wanted to play with me everytime he had the chance. It was hard to stay away from him. Good thing my sister spent the weekend with us. Hiro totally forgets mommy when his tita Joy is around. Daddy arrived in Manila Sunday morning and since I was feeling better already, I drove my sister to her condo and brought Hiro and Hal with me. I know daddy missed his grandson. We stayed for an hour.

I put Hiro to sleep that night.

Monday, I still had the flu and a bit of sore throat but since I could handle it, i reported for work. When I woke up from lunchtime nap, symtoms of conjunctivitis (sore eyes) started appearing. At 2pm I went to the clinic and Dr. Manuel put some drops. The redness immediately disappeared so she said it might probably be just an infection. She told me to return at 4pm. Come 4pm, the redness and "muta" (what do you call it in english?) returned. I went back to the clinic and Dr. Manuel gave me the drops for conjunctivitis. By that time she said it looks like I have sore eyes and advised me that even if I continue with the medicine throughout the night and it still doesn't disappear, then I should not go to work.

Tuesday, I did not go to work. At night my OTHER eye caught up.

Wednesday (today), I'm still home.

That's three straight days of being away from my son. I cannot hug him. I cannot touch him. He send me flying kissed all the time, which is sweet. When someone at home is sick. He knows to stay away. But when he hears me, he starts shouting "Yehey! mommy's well already!". And that instantly breaks your heart.

I do not want to get him infected. I continue with my medicines as well as the eye drops. I constantly alcohol my hands to disinfect it whenever I go to the room. Hal puts him to sleep at night. I sleep in the living room. Alone.

So near yet so far.

P.S. However, if I do have sore eyes, why aren't they red? Today, they were just swollen with little "muta" (what do you really call it?)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

EDSA traffic

After dropping off Hal to work, i braved EDSA alone for the second time. I didn't expect to see.....NO TRAFFIC!!!!!

There wasn't a bus anywhere!

So I sped off!!!! Daddy and mommy will freak out if they read this. hehehe They don't like me driving the streets of Manila either alone or with a driver.

Oh well, I'm safe in the office now. Although I hear that some of my officemates are having a hard time reporting today because of the transport strike. Some had to walk 3 miles just to get to the office. One of the secretaries had to go back home.

I didn't think it would be this bad.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

A rare kind of yummy :)

WARNING! Not for the faint hearted!

up close......

These, my friends, are not larvae of caterpillars or what have you. These are what Ilocanos call "Bu-os" (spelling?). They are eggs of giant red ants and are very very delish! You saute them with ginger and tomatoes. Yum!

They look yucky, right?

That was my first impression. Would you believe, I have only eaten them FOR THE FIRST TIME last summer?!!!! And it has gotten me hooked! They taste good pala!

These things are seasonal and you have to be an expert in picking the right ones off the tree and in the market. They get spoiled too, so be careful.

Daddy was able to get me some from the farm when I went home last Thursday. I'm cooking a batch tonight :)

Lookie lookie here!

Look what caught my eye on the way to work last Thursday.....

revolting. tsk. tsk.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The operation

When: February 13, 2008
Where: Asian Hospital, Alabang
Time: 4pm
How long it lasted: 30 minutes

I will let these photos speak for themselves.....

Daddy and mommy flew in to give Hiro moral support.

The bandage came off the next day.

It was 4 microstitches.