Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Kurdapya Meets World is hosting her first every giveaway and up for grabs is this pink bag. All the kikay ladies, I’m sure you’re wanting to have this as much as me. I’m loving the bright color and I think this would be a great accessory to glam up any simple outfit of mine. Love, love, love!
For information on how to join click on the image above or click here.
Please visit Kurdapya’s other blogs as well.
The Angry Birds application that used to be only available to Iphone but I was able to download a copy for PC. I tell you, this game is really addicting and really funny. I find myself laughing out loud when the birds don’t hit the pigs but hit the structures/walls instead. The sound effects are great and the animation is very, very cool.
Monday, March 28, 2011
I’m referring to the parents of Jan-jan, the staff of the show, the producers, the audience and Mr. Willie Revillame. Are your brains still running, people?
How could you enjoy watching this? The poor kid was crying while dancing, clearly showing his discomfort over what he was doing and everybody at the studio was laughing and egging him on to continue. I know that his parents may have taken this chance to get hold of some money but is it worth to degrade a child and lose his dignity just for some cash? How can we allow the TV network to produce a show like this that demoralizes people and exploits the poor or their dreams in this manner? If you really want to help, there are other ways than exploitation.
While you’re here, read the Letter of Secretary Soliman to Manny Pangilinan on the ordeal of Jan-Jan Estrada during the March 12, 2011 episode of Willing Willie.
Or take part on the signature campaign and sign the petition here.
We can do better than this. I’m sure of it. Let's prove it.
And to all the people behind the show and to those who had fun while watching this take place, are you sure your brains are at the right places? Please check again because I think I just saw your brains drop at the soles of your feet.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
- on his first month he can already smile, in fact, he smiled his first just three days after he was born!
- A few days before he turned two months, he can already hold up his head.
- When he turned three months, he can already put his hands together.
- He first uttered his first syllable when he turned 4 months, he said one quick “yak” and I’m pretty sure I heard him say “Maa maa”. I have a witness – hubby also heard it. Sadly though I wasn’t able to capture it on video.
- Now at five months, he’s constantly putting things in his mouth. Constant victim is his Barney teether.
- At almost six months, he can now utter “Daa-ddi” much to hubby’s delight, he can now drag his toys towards him and he’s starting to crawl.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I didn’t feel the earthquake. At the exact moment that news anchor Mel Tiangco announced on TV that there was an earthquake, me and Johan are playing on the mattress on the floor and we did not feel a thing. I immediately pinged hubby on YM and asked how he was doing. He is working on the 37th floor of the RCBC Plaza in Makati. He told me that they did feel the earthquake but it did not last long. Still, I was scared.
What if what happened to Japan happen to us here in the Philippines? Knock on wood, but what if it does? Are we prepared enough for the worst? I’m scared for my own family. Ultimately, I’m scared for my son. Hubby and I can definitely care for ourselves and I’m sure we can survive days without food or water. But, what about Johan? What if I wasn’t able to bring enough supplies for him? Worst comes to worst, what if me and hubby perished? What will happen to our son?
I know, I’m being morbid here but I cannot put these things out of my head with everything that’s been going on with the rest of the world. What I can only do is pray, pray really hard that He keep us safe. Lord, please keep us together and please take care of Johan.
Monday, March 21, 2011
After a week, I decided to give it a try once more.So, last Saturday, I declared it a no-swaying day for Johan. We started the day right, woke up and went out to have our daily dose of sunshine. Then Johan took his bath around 9am, I give him his bottle right after and put him in his crib. He was out just a few minutes after I put him down! This continued on the entire day with Johan sleeping on his own every time he was put down, probably because he was too tired after our rounds of playtime.
Later in the afternoon, I gave him his sponge bath at the usual time of 5pm. This is the time that I prep him up for bedtime. I can tell that he’s already sleepy because he was already fussy even if we go out of the house. So, after his sponge bath, I gave him a bottle and put him down. He refused to sleep! He was screaming and crying but I stood my ground and did not carry him. I soothe him while he’s in his crib, I sang to him and I whisper to him. He finally slept – after two hours! Well, at least I did not carry him.
So, that happened last Saturday. It’s already Monday and I’m proud to say that my Johan is now sleeping on his own and it takes us lesser and lesser time each day. We hope this routine keeps up. Good job, Johan!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
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Friday, March 18, 2011
I’ve been using Pantene for the longest time and I really love how it makes my hair soft and smelling fresh all day. When I learned that Pantene is having a promo, I immediately joined Pantene Nature Care’s Facebook Promo where I answered the question “Why do you want hair that bounces naturally with new Pantene Nature Care?” Guess what? I won!
Today I got my prize in the mail which is a tub of Pantene Nature Care Intensive Penetrating Treatment.
I can’t wait to try it and see how it works.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Yesterday was the first day of the 5-day Member’s Treat at S&R. My sister is a member and she invited me together with our other family members to go with her to buy some stuff because she said that there would be great deals at the sale. We planned to arrive as soon as the store opens at 8am. We were there at around 8:15 – 8:30 am and already, the line just to get a push cart is really, really, really long. What we did was we asked our father to fall in line to get a pushcart and we’ll proceed inside to do our shopping.
It was jampacked! The aisles were crowded and it was hard to walk around with me carrying Johan and my cousin trying to hold on to her three year old toddler. There were indeed great deals: some toiletries were on “buy one, take one” promo, huge discounts on most household items, dinnerware, beddings, chocolates and other imported stuff. I wasn’t able to find some toys for Johan but I was able to buy him some Nuby bottles priced at Php 170.00 for three and Nuby pacifiers at Php 90.00 for two. I was also able to buy myself the Schwarzkopf Zero Frizz Shampoo and three packs of Snickers and Butterfinger to replenish my anti-post-partum stash.
We were done with our shopping after more or less two hours. My father was still outside in line for a push cart so we just hauled our items in the canvass bags that we brought and put everything in a box and pushed and pulled while we were in line for the counter. It is already 10am by then and the line was not moving. We just busied ourselves with small talk and gossip, going out every now and then to change shifts with other members of the family who lounged at the dining area eating an oversized pizza and drinking bottomless soda and iced tea. Time passed and we realized it was already 3pm, we’re still in line and moving at a snail’s pace. Guess what time we reached the counter? 9 pm!!!! We were there for 12 hours, only 2 of which were spent on the shopping itself and 10 freaking hours were spent waiting in line. So, will I go again next year? Never, not even in my dreams. (Although, I might ask my sister to buy some stuff for me. Hee hee!)
Here are some pictures:
My sister goofing off with our S&R bottomless drink. I think S&R lost a lot of money on these bottomless drinks yesterday with the many customers (and guests) going back and forth to refill their cups. We only bought two priced at Php 45.00 each and shared those two cups among ourselves. There were seven of us adults and one toddler.
I know, we should have been very frustrated after waiting in line for 10 hours. But, instead we used the time we have to bond (even if only for useless gossip that is mostly about how the rich people go gaga over sales like this) and who would be mad if you have this with you:
Unfortunately, he didn’t escape the crazy minds of his own Mommy, Ninang Yaya and Ninang Tit An who came up with taking this shot:
We’re sorry, baby. It won’t happen again. Well, not at S&R at least.
How about you, how was your S&R shopping?
Monday, March 14, 2011
I love it so much that I kept it for future use but I didn’t know where I could use it until the other day when Johan is being so restless that he’s still squirming even after me and hubby took turns in carrying him. So, how did the banderitas help soothe Johan-the-wriggler?
I put the banderitas in his crib! He loved the loud colors and it did pacify him if only for a bit. I know it does not look that good but it served its purpose that day which is to stop this not-so-little boy from giving his Mommy and Daddy serious arm ache if we continue to carry his 8.4 kilograms weight.
So, where are the banderitas now? Still in his crib but put up in a much nicer position.
Mommy’s resourcefulness: check!
Mommy’s creativity: check!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I want to train Johan to sleep on his own without the need for motion. Some parents would say that I’m teaching my son independence at a very early age but, really, after doing the household chores and taking care of a baby, it can get pretty tiring at the end of the day. Johan weighs 8.4kg as of his last check up which was last Tuesday, March 8, so he really is heavy on my arms and back.
I’m such a fan of Babycenter.com because I learned a lot from this site given that I’m a new mom and need lots of help. I came across the Sears Method of putting the baby to sleep. Some moms would resort to leaving the baby crying till he gets tired and goes to sleep on his own. I do not agree with this as I think the baby would feel like he’s being abandoned if he is left by himself. The Sears Method is a no-tears way of putting the baby to sleep and I can’t wait to try this with Johan. We’ll start tomorrow.
To watch the video on the Sears Method please click here.
Friday, March 11, 2011
But, I’m a bit worried about safety because driving around these days has been difficult with the many road accidents that happen everywhere. I’m scared that the tires would burst or the brakes would fail. We would have to find a mechanic who could do an awesome brake job so I could drive fear-free of the brakes failing. It’s also a good thing that there many Dallas auto repair shops that I could run to for our auto repair needs.