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03 November 2016

Left Behind for Halloween 2016

This year, as opposed to our previous Halloween activities, I opted to not attend any trick or treats--except for that one organized by my employer.

The reason is that I was mostly busy and really had/ have no time to prepare--so busy, that I have not even started my Christmas shopping! This is the latest and worst year for me! But that's for another post.

Last October 29, after having been to 2 different malls which was really stressful because there were too many people, our last stop was in Uptown Mall.

I was craving for Ippudo so badly but my 2 kids refused to eat noodles--hallelujah! Hahaha.

We ended up in eating in Italianni's--foolproof!
While walking around, we saw this interesting area in Uptown Mall which drew quite a lot of people.

It was like Breakout Manila--it had the same concept.

We decided to sign up for it! Just so the kids are able to tick an activity off during their sem break.

My son acting scared 😜

There were two options available: an escape-room type and the 10-15 minute maze which we availed.

Dark Room costs Php 250/ head and lasts for about 30 minutes.  From what i understand, it requires reservation especially on weekends.

The Nightmare is the maze-type and costs Php 150/ head.  Honestly, I felt that they could've done more with The Nightmare as it was all too predictable. I won't say anything more as I might spoil the maze for you, readers.

Right before going in...

So that's that.  We finished the maze in less than 10 minutes.  Haha. It was a good experience for the kids because of the line we had to endure--taught them how to be patient and to stick to their decision since we've paid for it already. Hahaha.  Also a good experience for young kids who'd like to freak themselves out.

I'd say it's really a group activity either for friends or family.

19 October 2016

Starbucks and Stars

It's been 2 weeks since Starbucks had to replace their POS, making their system for earning stars down.

I've kept my receipts and called them up-- complete with a reference number.  I was told I will be receiving a call to inform me once my stars  and purchases have been credited.  It's now 7 days and I have not heard anything from them.  My stars are still not credited.

I think my receipts will soon fade (hello, thermal paper) and deemed useless.

Haaay Starbucks.

Plus my name being murdered. HA! But that's ok :)

27 September 2016

Simple Pleasures

Perhaps when you reach a certain age or stage in your life, you start to realize the things that are more valuable are usually the ones that cost the least or none.
I started blogging when I was 20, xx years later, I'm now at a point where I sort of became an existentialist.
Looking at my OLD blog posts (as I have stopped for a long time because real life took over), I cringe every time I mention something I want to own in my life.
Having this reflection now, I feel proud. I'm happy to have successfully ended that phase in my life. And starting today, I plan to make a list of the "Simple Pleasures" I experience in my life.

26 April 2016

Trying out Blogger App

Just checking how this post will look like once I publish it. 
Inserting some emoji as well

Jump Yard • April 23, 2016

Blogging via Blogo

So I am trying out this third-party app called Blogo. It's supposed to make blogging easier when I am on-the-go. I am not sure though how I can format some texts as I sometimes like to put some "art" to it.

Let me try and insert an emoji right here✌🏻️πŸ˜ŽπŸ™πŸΌπŸ‡΅πŸ‡­

Let me add a photo


And that concludes my first post via Blogo.

04 August 2015

Mateo is Turning 8!

So I can't believe my second-born is turning 8 this Saturday!

I can't say that it feels like as if it was just yesterday when I gave birth to him--coz that would be lying! Hahaha.  But boy, time does REALLY fly by when you have kids!

I've always said that having Mateo was one of those pleasant surprises that I/ we received from God.

It's no secret that I have always wanted to marry early-- yup! like 16 yrs old young!
With that, I was sort of day dreaming already of the wedding and my life after that.  I recall wishing I'd get married by August 8, 2008 or 08.08.08 because I thought that was such a lucky number.

Well, what do you know, I got married waaay before that because I found myself too old by 2008.
So I got married in 2006.

With one of my goals achieved and giving birth to my first-born, Monica in 2007, I remembered my 08.08.08 goals.  I started nagging my husband, N of what we can do on that very specific day that we will remember forever.  I was nagging him of going somewhere, putting up a business, or whatever life-changing decision there is.

Lo and behold, on Monica's 6th month, I noticed a VERY drastic drop of my breastmilk supply.  I was still exclusively breastfeeding her that time and was doing BLW (baby-led weaning) while I was at work.  Come January 2008, as I was already having this gut-feel that something was up.  All my researches, reading on low breastmilk supply and all other signs were pointing me to being PREGNANT!

As I didn't want to make matters worse, I decided to have a check-up, and yes--- I was indeed pregnant.

I later on realized that breastfeeding as contraception simply did not work once a baby reaches 6mos because she is no longer dependent on your milk-- so the body does not supply enough hormones similar to that of a birth control pill.

01 August 2015

Off To A New Start

As to how many times I tried to resurrect my blog-- I've lost count already. 

Real life took over and I found it impossible to maintain my site like the way I used to when I was staying at home with my babies.

There's the kids growing up, me going back to work, trying to lead my kids as both mother and father since N, my husband was away.

Plus the fact that the idea of blogging went on a whole new level once 2010 entered.  Celebrities were doing it already for extra mileage.  All of a sudden there were "fashion" bloggers who started dominating the first row during fashion festivals/ weeks across the globe.

 To be honest, I found it hard to sort of blend in or how to be able to create my own mark in the blogosphere.

I was still within the realm of web-logging; trying to document my life one day at a time--if sponsors knock, well and good, if not, then it's okay.  It was a challenge on how I would be able to keep up.  I figured I would be just some web space revealing too much info online.

It was a lot of things that caused me to hold back.

But enough of that.

I'm here again, no longer in my 20s. OUCH! Hahaha.  
I still have sense of humor, still have so much sarcasm and SO MUCH stuff I can say about anything and everything.

I guess now, I have to be more careful (I'd like to tackle that on a different post--perhaps tomorrow?! Hahahaha) and try to post more valuable information to the public rather than just telling my life stories.

Cheers to me! 

30 October 2013

Hello, World!

I'm back after a super looong hiatus!
And with my ressurection comes a new look for my blog.
I also took out the posts that were auto-posted from Posterous. Since Posterous is now dead, so did my photos... ugh!
I will have to scour through my Flickr account just to have those photos displayed again.

Oh well.
Here's to hoping I will be more active now.
And hopefully more mature? Hahaha!
Wish me luck!