Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Dog's 10 Commandments

Our dog Junior has not been eating well.
Glenn has been nursing him for weeks now. 
Usually in times when the vet says "wala na treatment, ipepain relieve nalang natin"
Glenn wont give up and he has been always successful.

2 days ago, Glenn says he doesnt know what to do anymore.
Wala akong ibang comment kundi "hindi, kaya mo yan"

Then i remembered this 10 commandments for petowners and read it with him kagabi.
Nakakalungot naman to, eto malungkot din kayo.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chiki's as Miss Hawaii

Sa klase ni Patrice, 2 lang silang babae.
Nitong UN Day, dahil sa yung isang kaklase na babae na nya ang sumali sa Linggo ng Wika, dapat sya naman daw.

Oki, sige.
Miss Hawaii
But we are worried she wont speak on the mic.
Pero sabi nila, kung ano man, isali si Patrice, para mexpose at baka sakaling matanggal ang pagka mahiyain (?!)  I dont know the right term.

Ayun, practice practice.
Sabi ni Kuya Alan, tuleleng tulele na daw sya sa magina nya kakapractice ng
"Aloha! Im Patrice, Nursery! Representing Hawaii!"

Tapos days before the event, binigay na yung question sa kanya
"Why do you love your parents?"

Ay naku, unahan kami sa pagsagot nila mami.
Eto ang supposed script nya
"Because God says honor your mommy and daddy!"
O diba, Pak?!

Hay kabado kami kasi alam namin hindi magsasalita sa stage.
Ako na walang plano umattend ng event, ay biglang nagpalate to the max (11AM time in)






Ayun, consistent na consistent ang pamangkin ko!
Consistent na hindi nagsalita.  tsk..tsk.
Hay, okay lang yun baby. 
Me next year pa naman :D

Stage Mami + Stage Lola = WINNER!

Yesterday was United Nation's Day at Patrice school.
She is Miss Hawaii Pasawaii  (ill blog about it tomorrow)

Another activity in their school is a Food Fest.
Each section/grade is assigned a different cuisine.
Sa NKP (Nursery,Kinder, Prep) assigned ang Hawaiian.

Ay naku, ang mami at lola ni Patrice, nagimport ng chef.
(Brother inlaw ni Ate Patty ay chef )
Eto ang entry ng NKP
Panalo ng First Prize!
Hmm..hindi kaya kayo taasan  ng kilay ng ibang section. LOL

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kakaaliw si master

When i saw him today i asked him
Jamie: "tay, ano po, dumating na sila tito bobby from US?"
Dadi: "hindi, hindi natuloy, yun ang alam ko, nabasa ko sa facebook"
tas parang nagulat sya sa sinabi nya. Lol

My mom says he has always been in the computer.
Thanks facebook! my dad has a new interest!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Homewear

Glenn says he would seriously throw out my worn out clothes.
No, he is not being mayabang.
He was referring to this shirt i so so love.
When you see it in the drying rack, you would think its a rag.

A few more washes, i know i will say goodbye to this very comfy shirt.
A soft shirt with a large print at the chest is a perfect home clothing, isnt it?
Bye bye Cookie Monster  Oscar


Hahaha... all the while i would say "Lenn, asan yung cookie monster?"
Nagkaintindihan naman kami. 

Ngayon ko lang narealize na pula nga pala yun.  Kaya nag google ako and found out its Oscar.
Tsk..tsk

Monday, October 17, 2011

Babycheating

Last Friday, walang choice si Patrice kundi ako ang maging babysitter nya.
My mom has elsewhere to go, her mom has to work, her dad has to render overtime.
So nagvolunteer na ako mag yaya sa kanya.

Patrice and I arent the best of friends.
She doesnt like me that much.  She sees me as her playmate.
Tapos tinatabla ko kasi sya if she is acting like a spoiled brat.
I told mom "Matakot kaya yun pag sinabi nyo na ako kasama nya mamya"
Pero nung pinakiramdaman ko ang sarili ako.. AKO ANG NATATAKOT! hahah

So after work, uwi agad ako.
From their house, ginoyo goyo ko para umuwi kami sa bahay nila mami.
Mas comfortable ako na dun kami magstay.
So when we got home, binuksan ko na ang aircon and opened the TV.
She said she wanted Nickelodeon channel.
Wala kami cable kaya hindi ko alam yung channel. 
So i was scanning and couldnt find it.
Patrice: "Ni..cke..lo...deon"
Jamie: "Teka wait"
Hay, ang aga naman namin magaway, hahaha

We both watched TV for around 30minutes.
Then Glenn came.
Ay naku, nagpaka hyper si Patrice when she saw Glenn.  She loves him.
We took her to Jollibee for dinner.  And i bought her whatever she liked when we passed by the store, para hindi toyoin pag uwi namin.
Yung daddy nya, tumawag and say "Uy Jamie, ano okay ka lang dyan?"
Tapos si Mami nagtext "Kamusta naman dyan?"
LOL.. parang big event ang pagbantay ko kay Patrice ah! hahah
Napakadali naman pala alagaan nito eh. 
Basta loaded ang bulsa. hahaha

I cant wait till she turns around 6 years old.
I can bribe her to come with me.
I want to take her to cinema, but right now i cant dahil i cant control her.  :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Anniza!

Yesterday, I received a dinner invitation from my cousin Ivy for my niece's 4th birthday today.
I didnt have time to get her a toy :(

Kakaloka, look at what Patrice got in her loot bag.
Hantaray diba? hehehe

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

UPMC+CafeFrance

Yesterday evening, my mom tells me na meron mga times na nasakit yung breast nya.
So immediately we planned for a check-up para ngayon.
Manila Doctors Hospital was our primary choice for any check-up in Manila,  but they have COMPLICATED the HMO processing kaya naturn-off na si Mami.
So we have been going to St Lukes Hospital, though malayo sya.  Dalawang sakay pa from Cavite (unlike MaDocs na isa lang)

Pero mami talks of a new hospital
Mami:  Sa UP Medical Center nalang
Jamie:  San yun?
Mami:  sa may PGH
Jamie:  Sure ka? dandami tao dun diba, pati pwede ba card dun?
Mami:  hindi, Ok dun. Pwede card dun, pati bago yun.
Jamie:  Iba nalang, mahaba pila dun tyak mami.
Mami: Iba nga yon

So I texted my Korean Manager  saying  Im sorry i cant report to work the next day because Ill accompany my mom...check up...etc..etc
His exact reply was:  "Ok I see.  Take care of your mother! Dont worry your mother will be OK"
There's something about bossing.  I know he feels in my message that i was worried about Mami.
He knows me too well.

Hindi naman nagrurumeply sa text yun pag simple issue lang.
Halimbawa magtext ka ng "Sorry Sir, cant report to work, Im not feeling well'
Wag ka na umasa na magreply yun.  tsk..tsk.

I know my boss prayed for mami.
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective  James 5:16


So we left at around 9AM, got to the hospital 45minutes later.
Geez, i cant stop bragging about Cavitex, no? heheh

Iba nga ang UPMC sa PGH, miski magkatabi sila.
Its a new hospital. Konti tao.  Im so impressed!
Eto na ang magiging primary hospital!
They say na its an ambulatory hospital (kung anu man yun..)  basta tipong simple surgeries lang daw ang ginagawa nila dun.

UPMC is University Physicians Medical Clinic
I think mga faculty ng UP Manila ang doctors dito.

Thank God the OB didnt see any mass.  But she was recommended to have a Mammogram.
We will get the results next week.

We finished everything around lunch time.

Dahil malimit pag sa St Lukes kami, sa Delifrance kami naglulunch, parang hinahanap hanap namin.
Tsk..tsk..tsk.

Since  Robinson's Manila was a stone throw away, we decided to look for Delifrance there.
(o diba, talagang napaka convenient ng UPMC!)

As usual..Clubhouse with chips =)
I trust the Lord that things will be well.  In Jesus name, amen and amen!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gusto kong magpunta sa Istanbul!

Glenn told me to watch this short documentary.
I was surprised hindi tungkol sa slavery..tsk..tsk.
Wow, magnificent engineering.  
Kung mayaman ako, puntahan ko to.

Monday, October 10, 2011

"Harmony" in Cavite

We have a new engineer who is from Rizal province.
He says he hasnt been anywhere in Cavite except the technopark.
So we thought of showing him around...

But almost all of us had our own thing on Sunday afternoons.
Half day tour lang pwede

San nga ba pwedeng magpunta sa Cavite? 
Tagaytay! pero time is limited.

So we settled for Aguinaldo Shrine + Island Cove
Naniniwala ba kayo na kung sino pinaka malayo..sya ang parating nauuna..at ang malapit ang parating late.
Hay..guilty!

Ive been to Aguinaldo Shrine several times, pero yung kahapon ang pinaka naenjoy ko. 
There was a guide!  (Kasi dati..puro help-yourself lang. =(  )
 He showed us a lot of secret ganito...secret ganun.
Napakasecretive pala ni General!

Group picture taken by 3year old Abeng's Lorrea
Went to Island Cove afterwards and had lunch there
We had a lot of fun especially with the two hyper kids around.

I can say Abeng's daughter is a lot like her.
When Abeng joined the Weekend Getaway in August, she was asked about the national bird where her answer was wrong.  Forever na namin sya inaasar about that.  Sabi namin ituro ng maayos sa anak nya.  Kaya Jan remembered asking Lorrea about it
Jan: Alam mo ba Lorea ang pambansang ibon? Ang mami mo hindi ata alam
Abeng: Lorea, ano..ano ang pambansang ibon?
Lorrea: a????? bird 
Abeng and all: Ano, ano sabi mo
Lorrea: ANGRY BIRD

LOL
Btw, it was Celeste's birthday that day.  Miski malayo sya, nagtreat parin sya.
Happy Birthday Ma'am Cel, we miss you so much

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Simply Irresistible

I woke up with a smile on my face kasi me hangover pa ako sa get-together namin ng pinsan kong si IJ, ate Rei, with Derek,Cristine and Anne :)  (blog post about this to follow)

Then my dad drove me to work :)
When i entered the office, Abeng tells me the Cebupacific promo fare which startes 12AM kanina.
I was like "Abeng, im over it na diba... nagbago na ako.  Hindi na ako attracted sa ganyan"
Abeng: "Ma'am, pati international..P12!"
Jamie:  "ah talaga..."

Ayun, halos i-super boot ko yung computer ko at magcheck.
Pero hello, I am going to Bangkok with my relatives in July.

Pero check ko lang kung magkano aabutin.  I always do that, mockbook, to see how much.

TOINK!
I then received my itinerary receipt.
WHAT.HAVE.I.DONE?

I dont know if Glenn is going to kill me or  going to kiss me.
But who can pass out ~Php4K  RT fare for two?

So I called him, when he answered the phone his voice was worried.  I dont call him at 8AM except emergency

Eto sabi ko
Jamie:  "Meron akong ginawang kapasawayan na ginawa"
Glenn "Baket..ano, anong nangyari?"
Jamie"  "Nagbook ako sa HK, promo kasi..blah blah"
Glenn: "Ikaw, kala ko kung ano na nangyari.  Ano, magkano..kelan?"
(galing ng tactic ko no?)
He sounded Okay naman

So tipid mode is now ON again.
Ill have to cancel our Davao trip this November :(

Thanks for the advise Abeng!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I say a little prayer for you

I would like to share with you this one thing i do in the office.

I have this notebook where i write my prayers.  Mas maganda kung everyday ko ginagawa, pero as i browsed it, mga 2-3X ko lang nagagawa in a week since last year.

Writing in my notebook is something i really love to do. 

Try it!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gusto ko mapanood to!

I hope i have saved enough when this gets to show in Macau.
Based on the tickets online, wala pa sa Macau miski July 2012.
I think i have time :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

My kind of frappe

No, not the frappuccino i used to order (with a heavy conscience)

Im talking about ice scramble!
Nostalgia! 
Oh those good old days, when i was so happy to see a scramble cart pass by our home. 
Tapos wala mga mami/dadi ko to tell me it could be dirty blah blah. 
Remember the manual mixer na meron wheel?
I suggest they use popsicle stick and straw din on a cheap plastic cup. hahaha
I love it with lots of powdered milk.

Of the scrambles i have tried, this is the best, closest to the ol' days

Napapalimit tuloy ako sa SM Rosario dahil dito.
Automatic na kami ni Glenn na pagdating sa SM, bili agad nito.

Last Saturday when we did grocery sa SM Rosario, bumili kami.
Kahapon at SM Bacoor, bumili din kami 
(Para pala kaming nag ma-mall tour, tsk.tsk.. Walang magawa sa bahay eh, walang internet.)

The one is SM Rosario is better than the one in SM Bacoor, it must be the ice crusher. 
Try ninyo.  I have said goodbye to yogurt.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

DIY for Jimenez Christmas Party

Last year, we had this DIY photobooth na i was super proud of. Dikit dikit na bond paper for photowall, tapos tipong inayos ko nalang ang photo paguwi.

Pero ngayon, ascending na ako!
My good friend Abeng has her UPSHOT photobooth business
When she was starting with it, nangingialam ako sa kanya with the photoshop template and blah blah.

Tapos i discussed with Kuya Dennis how it works.
Then the next day, nagtext si Kuya sabi nya
"Hoy, nagawa ko na ang DIY photobooth mo, testingin mo.  Dalin mo laptop mo ayusin ko dun.  Pwede din natin gawin mo na dun mo icocontrol sa Ipad, naka wirreless blah blah"

Napakamasaya, as in automatic na magtetemplate.
Ofcourse wala akong printer...kaya cousins, pasensyahan nalang.  Instead na autoprint, direct upload nalang sa facebook. :)

Naku Abeng, pasensya ka na.  Ayan, nawalan ka ng tuloy ng isang customer. hahaha.  :D

Myls, something like this na agad :)
SAMPLE ONLY

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Splendid Repeat

***3 weeks late post***

Months after my post on Glenn's cousin's wedding at Taal Splendio

I got a mail from a stranger in Singapore named Joyce, asking some information and if Taal Splendido was Ok.
My answer was something like it was the "pinaka kabog na wedding na naattenan ko"

So we exchanged a few mails, then she asked if she could use Glenn's photo on Splendido  for her Save the date card.  So i mailed her the high resolution.

Then we received her Save The Date Card and Inivitation!

Seriously?  You will reserve 2 seats for me in a Taal Splendido wedding?
Nung ako ang bride, sakit sa ulo ang who to invite, tipong chosen few lang talaga. 
Talo-talo na, kasi per pax is equivalent to $$$
Tapos ako na stranger...na I know $$$$ sa Taal Splendido.
WOW!  Im so flattered. 

So i was thinking kung aattend nga ako..hiya mode din kaya ako.
But when i checked her wedding blog and read the Thank You portion
I felt na napaka genuine ng invitation nya.
I had to meet this person with a beautiful heart.

So, ayun we made it to her wedding ..so nice to be back in Taal Splendido again.
Nagulat ako na andun pala si Sir Edong at katable namin sya.
Muntik ko na tanungin..."Huy, ano ginagawa mo dito?"
Buti ang sabi agad ni Sir Edong "Huy! buti nakarating ka, ako nagforward ng blog mo.  Wife ko yung Maid of Honor"

Ay..sila pala ang close!
hahaha

The food was soo good talaga in Taas Splendido.
We especially loved the Chicken in Applesauce
(sa sobrang nagustuhan ko, i tried to cook it the next day..which failed :(  )
Shrimp pasta was so good as well.  Kinareer ni Glenn ang salmon :)

And then we saw Raymond Fortun there.  He was the official photographer.
Sayang ang porma ng picture ko na nagaayos sya ng projector.
(nasira ang SD card ko, kaya no pictures for this entry.  I feel bad, sana man lang meron akong picture ni Joyce and Arnold from my camera)

The wedding was very nice. 
Nakakatuwa, parang the feeling was so light, everybody at ease with each other.

To Joyce, thank you for being the nicest stranger I have ever met.
I hope you and Arnold will live a beautiful marriage with beautiful kids.

Congratulations to your wedding.
I just have to post your photo... i googled and found it.  Papost ha :)
(photo from Raymond Fortun site)