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Excited over 24
Saturday, January 24, 2009

I was really delighted to know that my most favorite TV program, 24 has already started airing its season 7 presentation. No matter what people say about how unrealistic the scenarios in this TV show, every hour of this program really makes my heart beat like crazy. But no, I am not going to buy any DVD copy yet. I'll just wait until it finish its airing in the US so that I can grab myself a copy will all of the episodes in just one cd. I am not gonna download the episodes either in Bit Torrent as not to pre empt what is going to happen this season. I was surprised to know that Tony Almeida is still alive as he was deemed to be dead in Season 5. Buchanan and the funny-but-weird character Chloe are still there and I am really looking forward seeing them again. :)

posted by ruther @ 8:32 AM   0 comments
Matibay na ang buto huh!
Sunday, January 18, 2009

Terrence started showing his "potential" of wanting to stand on his own during Christmas Eve. And that was 2 days before his 3rd month. When we had our monthly wellness-baby check up last week, his pedia was surprised and giddy seeing how bibo Terrence is. He coo-ed a lot. So daldal talaga.Napghahalatang mana sa ina. LOL Even with out the bumbo seat, he can now sit (with guidance of course).At 3 months and 2 weeks, he already weighed 7.7 kgs. That's the maximum ideal weight for 3 month old babies. Anything beyond that is considered overweight. Oh well, di naman ako nakikipag kumpetensya sa iba jan about the "patabaan" ng babies as long as I have one healthy and jolly baby. Anyway, here are few pictures taken about 1-2 weeks ago.

Pinapaupo ko, ayaw umupo!

Nagpapakitang gilas sa mga lolo at lola

Ayaw talaga umupo ng loko!

At 3 months, 1 week

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More Quick Updates
Saturday, January 17, 2009

I still didn't go to work today. I still feel dizzy and I still feel throwing up every time I try to get up from bed. I am going to see a doctor na talaga tomorrow. For the longest time, I am in denial that nothing is wrong with me. Ewan ko ba. When we go out naman, I feel fine naman.

We paid a visit today at Terrence's pedia as my little one has this weird nipple condition. It's sore. As in really sore, for some reason. I am really worried so I decided to pay his pedia a visit a vweek before his scheduled 5-in-1 vaccination. Little one has gained a lot of weight. At 3 months, 2 weeks he is already 7.7 kgs which is actually the maximum weight for a 3-month old baby. Anything beyond that is considered overweight. Dyeta muna anak ha!

Anyway, I just want to have a quick run down of my what-nots last December.

December 20- Went to my friend/co-worker's wedding. Initially, I have begged off from attending this wedding since I got swollen eyes due to iritation. But when my dear friend Iris texted me that she feels 'harrased' over our friend's family, I came in to the rescue. I was not able to join them in their hotel preparation. I went straight ahead to St. Jude Parish (Malacanang) instead. As soonn I stepped out frm the cab, iris told me na "imbey" (imbyerna) na raw sya. As if naman kasing binayaran kami na mag coordinate ng wedding. I know we volunteer. Pero kelangan ba silang simangutan ni Marcus at paghanapan ng mga bagay na di naman sa kanila naka assign? errrr! Reception: I was in panick since the 2 emcee that Ryan has dedicated to lead the reception program hasn't arrived yet. The guests have been waiting for 20 mins na and I couldn't afford to see their faces impatiently waiting for the program to start. Worst case came. I emceed the program! Damn! I was not properly dressed (since I know that I am just going to coordinate the wedding, I didn't plan to wear dress.). Kamusta talaga. But half way the program naman, the emcees came and I was off from hosting the program. Whatta relief. It was a very intimate yet memorable wedding. And despite the 'relatives situation' I still think that Ryan and Marie are just one of the many couples I admire. :)



December 21- Family just attended the mass in Our lady of Lourdes in Tagaytay (again). We had our dinner at Dencios. No Pictures to share for this one.


December 22- It is our first wedding anniversary. Too bad though that Russell was not here. Initially, we intended to eat at Dad's buffet in Glorietta. But due to the traffic condition at Coastal Mall, we found ourselves strolling around ATC. We never thought that ATC no longer has Dad's. But since we're already there, we just looked for a decent restaurant to eat. And so we dined it at TGI Friday's. It's quite pricey compared to Dad's (I could have save twice as much, if we're just going to eat at Dad's.) But we enjoyed our everything in our meal, especially the half slab baby back ribs and the mozarella cheese. No pictures of our Dec. 21 and Dec. 23 dining out as Gerlie's digi cam was stolen in her looker (Damn you Teletech Bacoor!)


December 23- It was my nephew's 7th Birthday. I can tell that he has a grand time on his birthday. My sister decided to hold it at Neoplolitan's Casa Milan in Fairview. They had rented the pool side. The ballon decorations were great. Food was awesome. The cotillion de honor number was also great. Every kid I saw there were dressed up, like adults. They really look awesome on their gowns and their suits/tuxedos. Pictures to follow.


December 24- I thought I am going to work on this day (this is how call center people deal with holidays) but thank God. We were not required to come in to work. family attended the 10:00 mass in Noveleta. We had our noche buena and my ear bled (LOL) from the karaoke session that my bilas and hipags had.

December 25- I (talagang ako!) had a great time doing the pamamasko for Terrence. Heh! Actually, I was really shy as Princess tagged me along doing the house-to-house. Kasi naman, ni hindi pa nga nakakapaglakd si Terrence eh namamasko na. But anyway, Terrence was soooOoo jolly to the people that we visited that he was able to get more than P4,00 from his pamamasko. Yoohoo!!! I worked at this night though. Got no qualms about it. All activities are done and it's double pay pa. After all, Russell is not here. So no fuss about it.Yey!


December 26- Another working day for us. My team had team xmas party. It was not as fun as last year though since half of my team members are barely new to the team. We're still at the getting-to-know-each-other stage. Nevertheless, we still had a great time. :)

December 29 and 30- Regular work days for us. Petiks time and we're getting holiday premiums. But had Russell has been here, I wouldn't go to work. Heck.



December 31, January 1- Went to farmer's market to do some last minute seafood shopping. Since we went to market early, we wet home early as well. We had a great new year's eve celebration. Read my post about that here.


January 2- I still went to work as my reliable assistant, James, went to a 10-day vacation in Catanduanes. It's about time that he gets a break. He has been so 'haggard' ever since I went on maternity leave.

So there... That's my not so quick update. :)

posted by ruther @ 2:21 AM   0 comments
More Quick Updates

I still didn't go to work today. I still feel dizzy and I still feel throwing up every time I try to get up from bed. I am going to see a doctor na talaga tomorrow. For the longest time, I am in denial that nothing is wrong with me. Ewan ko ba. When we go out naman, I feel fine naman.

We paid a visit today at Terrence's pedia as my little one has this weird nipple condition. It's sore. As in really sore, for some reason. I am really worried so I decided to pay his pedia a visit a vweek before his scheduled 5-in-1 vaccination. Little one has gained a lot of weight. At 3 months, 2 weeks he is already 7.7 kgs which is actually the maximum weight for a 3-month old baby. Anything beyond that is considered overweight. Dyeta muna anak ha!

Anyway, I just want to have a quick run down of my what-nots last December.

December 20- Went to my friend/co-worker's wedding. Initially, I have begged off from attending this wedding since I got swollen eyes due to iritation. But when my dear friend Iris texted me that she feels 'harrased' over our friend's family, I came in to the rescue. I was not able to join them in their hotel preparation. I went straight ahead to St. Jude Parish (Malacanang) instead. As soonn I stepped out frm the cab, iris told me na "imbey" (imbyerna) na raw sya. As if naman kasing binayaran kami na mag coordinate ng wedding. I know we volunteer. Pero kelangan ba silang simangutan ni Marcus at paghanapan ng mga bagay na di naman sa kanila naka assign? errrr! Reception: I was in panick since the 2 emcee that Ryan has dedicated to lead the reception program hasn't arrived yet. The guests have been waiting for 20 mins na and I couldn't afford to see their faces impatiently waiting for the program to start. Worst case came. I emceed the program! Damn! I was not properly dressed (since I know that I am just going to coordinate the wedding, I didn't plan to wear dress.). Kamusta talaga. But half way the program naman, the emcees came and I was off from hosting the program. Whatta relief. It was a very intimate yet memorable wedding. And despite the 'relatives situation' I still think that Ryan and Marie are just one of the many couples I admire. :)



December 21- Family just attended the mass in Our lady of Lourdes in Tagaytay (again). We had our dinner at Dencios. No Pictures to share for this one.


December 22- It is our first wedding anniversary. Too bad though that Russell was not here. Initially, we intended to eat at Dad's buffet in Glorietta. But due to the traffic condition at Coastal Mall, we found ourselves strolling around ATC. We never thought that ATC no longer has Dad's. But since we're already there, we just looked for a decent restaurant to eat. And so we dined it at TGI Friday's. It's quite pricey compared to Dad's (I could have save twice as much, if we're just going to eat at Dad's.) But we enjoyed our everything in our meal, especially the half slab baby back ribs and the mozarella cheese. No pictures of our Dec. 21 and Dec. 23 dining out as Gerlie's digi cam was stolen in her looker (Damn you Teletech Bacoor!)


December 23- It was my nephew's 7th Birthday. I can tell that he has a grand time on his birthday. My sister decided to hold it at Neoplolitan's Casa Milan in Fairview. They had rented the pool side. The ballon decorations were great. Food was awesome. The cotillion de honor number was also great. Every kid I saw there were dressed up, like adults. They really look awesome on their gowns and their suits/tuxedos. Pictures to follow.


December 24- I thought I am going to work on this day (this is how call center people deal with holidays) but thank God. We were not required to come in to work. family attended the 10:00 mass in Noveleta. We had our noche buena and my ear bled (LOL) from the karaoke session that my bilas and hipags had.

December 25- I (talagang ako!) had a great time doing the pamamasko for Terrence. Heh! Actually, I was really shy as Princess tagged me along doing the house-to-house. Kasi naman, ni hindi pa nga nakakapaglakd si Terrence eh namamasko na. But anyway, Terrence was soooOoo jolly to the people that we visited that he was able to get more than P4,00 from his pamamasko. Yoohoo!!! I worked at this night though. Got no qualms about it. All activities are done and it's double pay pa. After all, Russell is not here. So no fuss about it.Yey!


December 26- Another working day for us. My team had team xmas party. It was not as fun as last year though since half of my team members are barely new to the team. We're still at the getting-to-know-each-other stage. Nevertheless, we still had a great time. :)

December 29 and 30- Regular work days for us. Petiks time and we're getting holiday premiums. But had Russell has been here, I wouldn't go to work. Heck.



December 31, January 1- Went to farmer's market to do some last minute seafood shopping. Since we went to market early, we wet home early as well. We had a great new year's eve celebration. Read my post about that here.


January 2- I still went to work as my reliable assistant, James, went to a 10-day vacation in Catanduanes. It's about time that he gets a break. He has been so 'haggard' ever since I went on maternity leave.

So there... That's my not so quick update. :)

posted by ruther @ 2:21 AM   0 comments
Electronic Loot
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I still have to post some entires on he online shopping spree that we had for the last holiday season. We didn't but those expensive items but what we hve purchased are enough to cover our needs.

It was early November my my good old Compaq Presario lap top gave up on me. It wouldn't just boot properly and the screen would just turn into white. I know that something is wrong with its motherboard but I didn't opt to have it fixed anymore since it already has dead pixels as well. Hubby and I were talking about it over the phone when he said that he's gonna buy me a lap top next month. Meaning, by end of December. His balikbayan boxes will be shipped and will be received only on February 2009. So what the heck. I will have nothing to use for 3 darn months! So the day after we talked, I went to Cyberzon SM North Edsa to look for a reasonable priced lap top. I am really not that techy but at least I know what specs I really need and I still know some intermediate troubleshooting (thanks for being a Dell sales person for a year! LOL).After so much contemplation, I finally got myself a Compaq Presario CQ40.It came with a free HP carrying bag and a 2 GB flash drive and came with a licensed OS W Vista. Read its specifications here.



When I arrived home, I immediately asked hubby to go online. He was surprised and asked me how did I get to managed to go online when I don't have any laptop to use (bro is using his own for work purposes). I told him I lready bought one coz I can't wait for his. To his dismay, he spilled the beans. Turns out, he bought me a MacBook. Bummer! BUT... hey! I am really not a MAC person. Yeah I know, Apple is a good brand and it looks sosyal to use. But for a practical reason, I like PC more than MAC. First one, I don't know how the OS of MAC works. If I am unlucky and I need to reformat the hard drive and install its OS, I am really a mac-challenged. two, if ever I experince problems with Mac, I don't want to go to a service service for a simple problem nd pay a hefty amount for it. Yeah I know that macs come with a one-year warranty. But what about the year after that?






Needless to say, I opted to hve my Presario than his MAC. He already got a notebook of his own and he doesn't need a spre one. He's just gonna sell it daw. Fine. Lesson learned: Ask first before buying anything. LOL


During the Black Friday Sale, hubby bought a (another affordable stuff) 10MP point and shoot camera. Less than $100 lang! hehehehe! It was a dismay that the DSLRs were not even sold at discounted price. I am eyeing pa amann for a Canon XSi. hayYyyY..di bale.. sa March na lang. He also bought his mom and blue ray player. Tamang-tama because they already have a Series 6 Samsung LCD TV. Sana lang ako din binilhan. LOL

posted by ruther @ 4:07 PM   1 comments
Phon-ETHICS
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Nakakaloka! Just a few weeks ago, I had this share of 'mishap' with one of my boss- Only that it was not thru text but through email. . And then I remember this Smart TV Ad. I can't help but laugh and tell myself, "shonga-shonga ka kasi Thet!"







Have you experienced this before? :)

posted by ruther @ 11:36 AM   2 comments
Back Track No. 3 : HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Friday, January 02, 2009

Originally posted at CHISMIS on January 1, 2009.

It is only now that I got the chance to go online. Dec. 31st was a pretty exhausting day for me (I guess, like everybody had).

For this year, we decided to shine away from the usual pasta and lechon all-time fave. We want to have seafood delight this time. At 6am, I found myself making tawad to some vendors of Farmer's Market. Good thing that my two good friends were with me, Avhen and Josh. Otherwise, it's gonna be hell for me carrying all those plastic bags. My brother was yet to arrive that time as he will come along with my mom from Novaliches. Nakakaloka tlaga how prices go up during last minute shopping/marketing. Usually, a kilo of blue marlin will only cost you around P280-P300. I have a suki in farmer's market and when I told him.. "manong, last week ganito ba price nito?" he just smiled. Hmmmm... alam mo na ibig sabihin nun! I got my share of blue marlin for P350/kilo. A kilo of big sized prawns is usually for P500, it was at P600-650 yesterday. Halos ganun din ang price ng crabs. Naloka talaga ako sa taas ng price. Good thing that I already anticipated how price will change during this time of the year. Ang matindi, ung isang plastic ng kikiam (for the pancit) cost me P95! It was just a small bag with 25 pcs in it (I think!). It was around 6:30am when my mom and bro arrived in the area. I had to say goodbye to my two friends as they also got some errands to do. I managed to buy everything that I need because I already have a list and I hardly haggle naman talaga because I want to be home early. I need to rest to recharge my energy for today's activity.

I slept at around 10am and woke up around 5pm. Immediately, me and my helper started to work around the kitchen. We were supposed to have grilled blue marlin kaso marami na kaming grilled items so we just decided to serve it as sashimi. Luckily, we were able to finish everything by 10pm. Mind you, it was ALL ON ME. Madalang pa sa kabilugan ako ng buwan magluto but since its new year today, bawal ang maging tamad. LOL We just waited for the count down. This new year's celebration is pretty significant as this is Terrence's first new year. Yey! Nagulat lang si baby ng magtorot kami ni mama inside the house. Hehehehe. Anyway, I would like to end this post with some pictures taken today. (please excuse the blurry pictures as I only used my phone camera today.)


Mama,Bro, Moi, Terrence, Papa
Leche Flan, Sapin-Sapin (we had malagkit na bibingka and fruit salad too!)


The 12 kinds of fruits. Pakonti-konti lang.. hehehe


Blue Marlin


Singapore's Chili Crab: Patok na patok!


Mixed Seafood Bicol Express: Shrimp, squid, halaan, blue marlin


Buttered Prawns


Star-Studded Pancit


Grilled: Squid, tilapia, hito and porkchop
What did you have for your media noche? :)

posted by ruther @ 3:19 PM   0 comments
Suplado!

Back Track No. 2

My Terrence just turned 3 months old. Ok. This is not actually a picture of my little one when he turned 3 months yesterday. This picture was taken during his baptism about 2 weeks ago. I think Terrence inherited my "supladita" look. LOL

Naiinitan Na


All Smiles with his 100SGD- Thanks Ninong!


I still can't find the time to post my entries for the past two weeks.Di pa kasi tapos yung draft. Siguro on Dec. 31st, I'll have all the time in the world to blog. For the mean time, I'll just end this entry with few pictures taken during his simple baptism celebration at the Hernandez Residence in Remelville, Cavite. Stories to follow.


DIY Souvenirs: candies and choco balls in feeding bottle plastic canister




Guests are starting to come in


DIY balloon table centerpiece

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Transcom's Christmas Party

This is an uberrrr late update but hey! Better late than never.. (corniks!)..anyhooo... I just wanna share what has transpired on this day.

December 14- Transcom's Christmas Party

If not for the performance of my good friends in the office (and by the way, mga NONG-NANG din sila ni Terrence), I will not attend this year's company Christmas Party. Prior to attending the event, I was with the Hernandez Clan as we visited Antipolo Church. Pa-bless ng new honda civic ni Ate Cheche and the 2009 Innova of Ninang Glo. This year's theme was back-to-school theme (booo!) but I think it became more of a Broadway theme as different departments showcased their Talents. Ours was a two part presentation. First one was the Moulin Rouge and the "main" presentation of Dream Gays.. errrr I mean Dream Girls. The Christmas party was just held at the company building's roofdeck (suck bigtime, I know!) pero ok naman miski papano. Mas at home eh. LOL




It was a performance of standing ovation. Even the expats were amazed with how my good friends were able to deliver the presentation so well. After the presentation, the gays were like instant celebrities. Here, there, and everywhere. Apart from that, "we" won a hefty amount of money- enough to treat the entire QA team.I just love 'em. Love the costume, the sementong (LOL) make up, the glamourous moves, the padding (?) on the hips- everything! I guess many of those who have seen the live performance also did. Anyhoo, here are some pictures taken during the event.

More pose sa workstations. Hehehe! (Bad trip na ko nyan..tagal magstart ng program eh!)

My former QA Team: James, Lyza, Josh, Marianne, Mark


Moulin Rouge Girls Rehearsing

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