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Not Our Usual Dinner Talk

A few nights ago, over dinner –

imom: Patchy, I heard something in school today.

iPatch (defensive look): hmm? What?

imom: That you have a big crush on this boy J, and it’s quite big news daw among the grade fives!

iPatch: Huh? Not true!

VGood (butts in): It’s true! She told me she has a crush on J… And so I told J! *hihihihi*

iPatch: Aha, ikaw nagsabi?? Eh hindi naman yung J na yun. There’s another J, yun ang crush ko. *twinkling eyes*

Technohub: Ay, Patch, you don’t go around telling boys you like them. Pag nalaman niya, manliligaw sa ‘yo, kasi alam niyang gusto mo siya.

imom: Basta, ayoko yung J na ‘yun. Ang astig-astig, parang bully pa…

iPatch: Eh, hindi nga yung J na ‘yun! It’s the other J…

Technohub: Patchy, hindi bawal mag boyfriend ha, basta sabihin mo sa akin…

imom (chokes on food, gives hub the killer look): what da… ???!!! Continue reading Not Our Usual Dinner Talk

Birthday Thoughts

After 30, one stops counting.

I find this true. Because I’ve often had to pause and count when I am asked my age. It is not intentional; I simply really could not recall!

And it’s not just me. I have several friends who get this too. Okay? I’m not getting forgetful. It’s not just me getting forgetful.


Technohub-by surprised me with a birthday gift last week – a Canon SX100 IS. I was hoping for an Acer Aspire One. Or an Asus Eee 901. Or, heck, a diamond ring. (hehe) Oh well… But I am happy with the camera. I love its nifty 10x optical zoom (pang Veronica Mars! Okay, Nancy Drew, for those who don’t know Ms. Mars), and the 2.5 LCD screen. It’s also got a full-manual mode, so I could make photography difficult anytime I want to. 😛

My antique Olympus Mu-100 can finally retire (it’s not even Google-searchable anymore. LOL).

Thank you, hub, for the new toy. Mwah!


If not of my antiquity, birthdays serve to remind me that I am blessed with thoughtful, loving family and friends.

Thank you, dear family and friends, for the beautiful thoughts and wishes. I appreciate them all. 😀

Life 101: On Choosing Happiness

I woke up today to my phone’s text tone. It was a message from someone dear to my heart. It sounded of defeat, frustration, unhappiness. It broke my heart that, despite all the blessings he has received from Life, he feels that the word HAPPY “is empty, meaningless, and absurd.”

How can someone lose sight of all the reasons to be happy?

Why are some people swallowed up by their own problems and imagined sufferings, so that they fail to see there are many others in real suffering? Continue reading Life 101: On Choosing Happiness

The Perfect Bathroom

In my perfect world, the perfect home doesn’t have to be huge. Yes, I want it comfortable, but not luxurious. I want an uncluttered, simple home with a bit of outdoor space for the children to around at.

The bathroom, though, is a different thing. For me, the bathroom, not the bedroom, is my refuge. It’s the only place where a busy mom like me would have time alone. I always tell my kids “When I’m in the bathroom, please leave me alone to enjoy my few precious moments of privacy.” But I sometimes forget to lock the door, and one of them would come barging in to make sumbong that she was hit by the other, or the other wouldn’t share the TV, etc, etc.

Anyway, back to my dream bathroom. It will have lots of space – storage space and lounging space alike. It will also have a walk in tub (oh yeah, for when my hub and I are too old to hopping over), a rain-shower style shower (the kids will love this), and a sound-proof acoustic door (hehe). Soothing music would be nice too.

Aaaah. The luxury of dreaming. It’s free – take it. 🙂

Weekly Question # 3

This week’s question from Julie is:

What were your favorite books as a child, specifically in your elementary school years?

In my younger years, I was a bookworm. (I wonder what happened to that person?) I loved leafing through the pages of the encyclopedia, and most especially one old version of the Reader’s Digest World Almanac that belonged to my grandfather. I really did not read at first; I just enjoyed looking at maps, colorful pictures of animals, plants, people and precious stones. The fascination with pictures soon turned to fascination with words. I enjoyed learning new things, reading new words. Continue reading Weekly Question # 3