18th of December

Exactly one year ago, I blindly create this blog. I had ups and downs with this baby, plus the hiatus for several times. There were times I thought I’ll quit. This has been my sanctuary in the online world. This makes me sane during office hours. This has been a witness of my roller coaster of emotions. The happy and sad times, I was able to share here. Whatever I write, this is what you can get from me. I’ve been literally transparent to what I am here. (That includes grammatical errors. *grin*)
Today, I mark the first anniversary of this baby. More years to come!

Snake in the office

My boss messaged me just few minutes ago. There's a snake inside our room. Apparently, since we have issues of other people here in the company who blogs while at work, we blocked all blog sites. This I have been ranting several months ago. The turn of events has made me able to go back to blogging several times.

Going back to my boss, he was told by our manager that if we were the ones who blog, why should we block the others. After this, he heard this certain snake giving comments about blogging yesterday. My boss is now sure who gives that information to our manager.

The snake is really annoying. Why wouldn't he see himself who just surf and sleep at work. Don't you think somebody should tell the manager of what he does? It's kinda unfair to our group since I am the only one who blogs, I am the only one who is affected.

I don't want to give up on blogging. This is my only avenue to release my stress and what nots.

I wouldn't be shocked if one time, my boss will tell me to stop scrapbooking as he often see me doing one whenever I don't have task to do.

It only means one thing, wherever we are, there will always be a snake around.

The year I was born

In 1983 (the year you were born)

Ronald Reagan is president of the US

Sally Ride becomes the first American woman to travel in space

Marines are killed when a TNT laden suicide terrorists blows up Marine headquarters at Beirut International Airport

US Marines and Rangers invade the island of Grenada and evacuate hundreds of US citizens

The Soviets shoot down Korean Airlines flight 007

The Internet Domain Name System was invented by Paul Mockapetris

Ronald Wilson Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King Day

Baltimore Orioles win the World Series

Washington Redskins win Superbowl XVII

New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup

Return of the Jedi is the top grossing film

"Every Breath You Take" by The Police spends the most time at the top of US charts

The A-Team and Webster premiere

Swamped with work

I’ve been extremely busy the past few days. Our boss in Geneva asked us to generate a report from all the Ipanema reports we received last November. It’s next to impossible as the alerts we received were one thousand plus. We need to check the time stamp of each alert, the site and the application. Gawd! The task was given just this Monday and he expect to us to deliver the report tomorrow. We could have done this if we don’t have other tasks such as our RT system, Notes, PABX and local network support. It’s been a hell of a week. I’m so stressed. Need to go now as I also have to check on online university for adult students. Luck is one my side as I have stumbled upon Capella University.

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Twilight addiction

Ok, so much for my addiction to Twilight. Just finished the four books (all e-books) plus the draft of Midnight Sun (I am so bitin with the draft, honestly).

Twilight New Moon Eclipse Breaking Dawn

I can’t get over the characters so I plan to get this one once it’s available again at Powerbooks.

Twilight Saga Collection

Meanwhile, I so felt kawawa lurking the net for photos of Twilight as I haven’t had time to watch the movie.

To do's this weekend

Saturday will be spent in the office. We will finish the network directory in the morning and we might have a training for the new proxy in the afternoon. There are a lot of issues here at work - projects for next year, moving of office to a different location, etc etc. I might not be able to squeeze time for a movie date with Jhong at Rockwell. Next weekend perhaps. I must see Twilight by hook or by crook. Argh!

Sunday will be spent at home watching the Pacquiao - Dela Hoya match. We even have a bet of who's going to win. He roots for Pacquiao as always, while I root for Dela Hoya. One thing is for sure, I won't get kilig of seeing Dela Hoya unlike before when I was still in High School. LOL! After the fight, we'll visit Kuya at Loyola. Joshua will be having a grand time running around for sure. Need to prepare few shirts for him as he will surely sweat a lot. We might go to my inlaws afterwards then head off to Santana Grove for dinner before calling it a day.


Have a great weekend!

I can't resist

I am loving my BDJ 2009 planner to bits. I promised to maximize its use the same way I am using my SB 2008 planer.


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Blame it all to the husband who uses SB as bribe whenever we fight. He knows I can't resist it, I'm super babaw. Now, we (Joshua and I) are getting addicted to it. Dark Cherry Mocha for me and Chocolate Cream Chip for the little boy.



I’ve got a lot of things that wanted to post. Too many that I don’t know which one should I post first. Everyone is still gloomy at home, most especially the husband after the death of his brother. I, on the other hand, have a lot of issues to face in the office. No, it’s not about me but about the projects for next year. We’ll be having a meeting by next week for this. I’m not in night shift anymore though I am still adjusting for the new schedule. Just imagine, just for this week, I’ve been late for twice already. Argh!

There are a lot of things in my mind as this year ends. Plans for next year that I still hope will push through. A lot of plans for next year won’t push through after what happened just a couple of weeks ago, I just hope we can still have a 3-day vacation either in Bohol or in Bora or Palawan maybe. Our plan of having another baby next year won’t push through too. I have one condition to the husband before getting pregnant again. My surname should change first before the second baby, hahaha!

Many have been rejoicing for all the extra non-working holiday aside from me. We still need to go to the office. The Christmas and New Year is still a holiday, of course.

This would be extra moolah for me this January. Very, very timely for our fifth anniversary. I plan to give him a photo book as a gift but I haven’t started anything yet. I also want to try Massage Pour Deux at The Spa.

So much for now as I still need to research for something. I just got a text message from the husband asking if I can look for articles about 5.11 Tactical for my sister-in-law who is waiting for the result of her bar exam.

It’s the time of the year

It's the Christmas season once again. This means time to go crazy shopping. We love to buy gifts for our god children, family members, friends, and relatives. We'll then wrap them up with colorful papers with matching cards. We'll give the gifts on Christmas day and their eyes will lit with joy - the most wonderful sight of this season. The sight will make you forget about the expenses and the pains before you can lay your hand to a specific gift intended for each person. Yes, this is the time of the year when everyone is in their happiest self giving gifts. After the season, prepare yourself to see your credit card bill. Oh no, time to get out of debt.

Spot the difference

Joshua had his haircut after a sporting a very messy do for quite some time now.

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Papa Alex

I was busy two weeks ago when my BIL died. He died the day of my dad's despedida. I felt guilty of not being able to attend the party. I know my dad understands. The next day, I make sure I was able to go with my family to the airport then off we went to Holy Trinity for the wake.

Papa, you take good care of yourself. See you in 2010.

SpitzTunes Without a Cause

Spitz speaks ... start ove, satisfy, ideas, rebellion, smokin' guitars ... who the heck knew that Red Hot Chill Peppers are a bunch of light bulbs!?


Inspired by Tita Lai's post here. However, like what I told her, I won't be posting my wishlist here. Besides no one would dare buy those things, LOL! Instead, I'd be posting my wishlist for Joshua. Calling all Ninangs and Ninongs out there. Harharhar! If you need additional infos like his size, feel free to contact me. Hehehe!

Come on! Allow me to daydream for once.

1. My First LeapPad Books

My First LeapPad Book Ratatouille My First LeapPad Educational Book Cars
2. Aquadoodle Doodle Wall Mat

Aquadoodle Doodle Wall Mat
3. Aquadoodle Travel Doodle

Aquadoodle Travel Doodle
4. Vtech V.Smile Enhanced TV Learning System

Vtech V.Smile Enhanced TV Learning System

1. Crocs Kids Scutes

crocs kids scutes
2. Crocs Kids Santa Cruz

crocs kids santa cruz
3. Crocs Kids Baya

crocs kids baya
4. Havaianas Baby Brazil


I prefer tops with skulls and punk graphics.

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