Thursday, June 26, 2008


Yesterday was a long day for me at work. With all the things I have to do plus the fact that I am in the "pre-its just one of those days" stage --- I can get ticked off easily. Know what I mean girls? I am sure most of you have had encounters with co-workers wherein you dont meet eye to eye. This is normal in any office environment or in any kind of organization for that matter. Well, that encounter happened to me yesterday. Hayyy, I was really irritated! As much as I wanted to control what I was going to say, sorry but I couldnt help myself! Hey I am only human. It wasnt really a big issue or there was a big arguement or what so ever. It was just simply voicing out my thoughts because for me that person wasnt being respectful in a professional level. Though at the end being the softhearted person that I am, I took the initiative of pacifying things because I didnt want to have any bad blood with anyone in the office. Even if I know I was the one that was offended. We are part of one organization and we will still be working together on future projects. I told this person : "trabaho lang walang personalan".

Oh well, so much for that!

Gin is working on a new project. Its almost done actually but for the past week, we havent really had q.t. together. Since construction in the malls is done after mall hours --- he usually gets home early in the morning already. When I get home from work, he's about to leave already. Then when I am about to wake up for work, thats when he is about to go to sleep. I feel sad because I miss him so much! Hopefully this weekend we can get to spend more time together since he's done with that project and before he starts with the new one.

Patience is indeed a virtue.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Moment of Truth

I was tagged by Tracy! Thanks girl! :-)

Are you deeply in love with your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend? If you do, let's try how well you remember the moment of your life with him. But before you put yourself in the hot seat please read the rules of this tag first.

RULES: 1. This tag should be pass on to your friends. 2. Visit the blog of the person you've got this tag. 3. Leave a comment on her/his tag post. Be sure to thank her/him for this tag. 4. Highlight and link all the list of people who accepted this tag by visiting their blog site. 5. There are 10 questions that you need to answer but you will be the one to write the 10th question for the next person you want to pass this tag.

Here are the questions. Be honest with your answers.
1. How did you meet your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend?

- Gin and I knew each other since HS because his sister was my batch mate. So I'd get to hang out with his sister and their other brother whose older than both of them. Even up to college I would see him around because he'd be picking up his sister and ex-gf since we were all going to the same college. But for me, no sparks flew because I was in a relationship at that time. It was when I started working and I was sort of single already that I started noticing him. We have a lot of common friends actually and it was one of my good friends that told me this shocking revelation...she told me that Gin has had this crush on me since HS!!! Of course I was kilig to death. Hahaha! Then the rest is history :-)

2. Where did you go on your first date?

- We watched Spiderman (the very first one) in ATC and had some drinks in Dencios Alabang

3. When was your first intimate kiss?

- June 22, 2003 in Tagaytay. When I answered him.

4. How many girlfriends/boyfriends he/she had in the past? Do you honestly know?

- He's had 4 ex gf's.

5. What is his/her ethnicity?

- 100% Pinoy.

6. What is his/her favorite food?

- Japanese and Filipino

7. What is he/she like if he/she is mad?

- You better start finding your hiding place once he gets mad.

8. What are the things he/she did you thought is the most romantic thing he'd/she'd ever done?

- He surprised me with a Japanese dinner in their house during Valentines.

9. Describe how he/you proposed to you.

- It wasnt really that romantic. We were already planning for our wedding even before he gave me the ring. It was January 2006. We were going to make salubong my birthday. After dinner we went to Cafe Adriatico in Alabang. It was almost the eve of my bday, the waiter puts two blow jobs on our table. I was like "whats this?". He says "lets drink...lapit na bday mo!". I was like "I dont want to drink!". But he insisted that I I did. I took the shot without even looking at the shot glass. Then he says that my glass is not yet empty. My face was "huh?" So I look at the shot glass...and there was the ring!

10. Was it easy for you to adjust during your first few months of being married?
My answer to Tracy's question: Same as Tracy, I have to pick up after Gin. To keep on reminding him about stuff.

Busy. Busy. Busy

Its been so busy for me at work. Everytime I get home --- I am dead tired! Though I was able to rest during the weekend. One because of the storm and I really had no where to go to. I was home alone almost the whole day of Saturday (with the maid and Chase). Hubby had to work and my parents in law were out.

Speaking of storm Frank, my gosh...I thought there was going to be another Millenio moment since the intesity of the storm was almost the same or should I say was the same as Millenio's. Since we didnt have electricity early morning Sunday, I thought it was going to be like during Millenio when for how many days there wasnt any electricity. Good thing that didnt happen again! But sad there were quite a number of tragedies that happened because of the storm. :-( God bless their souls!

Anyway, thats it for now. Til my next blog... :-)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Blood Screening Results

I called PGH yesterday and asked about our blood screening results and everything is A-OK! Yay!!! :-) Thank you God!

Our next step is to schedule the 1st session of the Lymphocite Immunization Therapy already with my Immunologist. LIT should be done thrice --- once a month with the same interval each month. Although we can only try again after the second session.

I'm quite excited and scared at the same time...hopefully this works for us!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Describe Yourself Today

I was tagged by Tracy --- thanks girl!

1. List 6 things that describe yourself today.
2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs.
3. Tag other online friends you know.

This is me today:
1. Same as Tracy -- I am so looking forward to the long weekend!!! Yipee!!!
2. Going to have a busy day today because its our company outing tom and theres no work on Monday.
3. Psyching myself -- need to exercise when I get home from work later
4. Excited to eat my lunch. Its my latest favorite --- Takaw Beef from Gourmet (food joint in the South). Made lambing hubby last night and he bought it for me!
5. Thinking of what we can do this weekend.
6. Its 8:30AM, my mind is not really in work mode yet. Hehe!

Links: Creative In Me, Little Peanut, Me and Mine, Pea in a Pod, Sugar Magnolias, BLOGGERHAPPY, Berry Scrappy, Changing Lanes, Pit Stop, Kapturd, and so i am, Princess Bela, Our Journey To Life, My Planet Purple, Women xplore, Princess Vien, A Pcketful Of Happiness, As We Face Forever, Our Family Adventure!, My Random Thoughts, My World, My Life Right Before Your Very Eyes

I am tagging Joy and Mari!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A morning quote

I got this morning quote from one of my cousin-in-laws. It is something that helped me get through my "ka-praningan" this morning. Let me share it with you...

"God seldom does great things in a hurry.
So let us wait patiently.
True patience means awaiting God's time without doubting God's love!"

For those who are waiting for something or seeking answers...hope this message helps you in one way or another. As the song goes... "In His time...He makes all things beautiful in His time!"

Blood Screening

How did my morning go?

First, I didnt wake up on time for my morning exercise which is okay because I can do it when I get home from work later. I had half of the grilled cheese sandwich my MIL prepared for breakfast then did my morning rituals. I woke Gin up at exactly 7AM because we had to leave the house before 8 for PGH to have our blood screening. After getting ready, Gin was going to heat up the car already but guess what? It didnt want to start. At that point I didnt want to get superstitious and all but I couldnt help it. I was thinking to myself "is this a sign that we cant have a baby?" I actually was tearing up. But I had to be strong and just brush off that thought. No negative vibe is allowed! Finally, the mechanic of Gins brother arrived and fixed the problem of the car. Phew!!! We were able to leave the house a little past 8 which was still okay.

Anyway, hubby and I had to go to PGH for our blood screening because we both have to be cleared of the following before we can undergo LIT:

For Gin:
Anti HCV
Malarial Smear
Anti Hbs

For me:
Anti Hbs

For Gins blood screening, PGH has a package that costs P1,200. This includes everything except for Anti Hbs which costs only P165. As for mine, the HbsAg costs P150 and the Anti Hbs costs P165. Their rates are not bad at all compared to the rates of Asian Hospital. When we inquired with Asian as to how much the blood screening is going to cost --- it reached P8k! Can you believe the big difference? Good thing my Immunologist recommended PGH.

We might get the results by Friday. Hopefully, the results will turn out okay so that we can proceed with the treatment already.

So I guess, having our blood screening was really meant to happen today despite the obstacles with the car this morning. Thank you Lord!!! :-)

Do's and Dont's to a Childless Couple

Something I got from Ivy...

* Don't ask a childless person when they are going to have a child. They may be going through the process of trying to conceive but have not yet achieved success. Asking them only reminds them of their problem. They need no extra reminders.

* Don't relate stories of your fertility to them. Hearing "my husband just has to look at me and I get pregnant" is very annoying. While well-meaning, the statement is insensitive.

* Don't give advice such as "just relax," "you are trying too hard" or "take a cruise." All of these very common comments imply that the couple has control of their fertility. Most of the time, these couples have absolutely no control over their fertility. Implying control leads to feelings of failure and guilt when this advice doesn't work.

* Don't offer advice such as sexual timing, position, herbal medications or other totally unproven therapies. There are literally hundreds of old-wife's-tails that, when followed, can drive an infertile patient nearly crazy. Their physician will have covered those natural aspects of their care that may maximize their chances for conception. Once again, please to not imply that they have a sense of control.

* Don't express your derogatory personal opinions regarding insemination procedures, test-tube babies or adoption. Sometimes, these are their only hope for having a child. These are your opinions and uninvited advice is rarely neither desired nor constructive. You are absolutely entitled to your opinion, simply keep it your own. If they ask for your advice, then feel free to state your opinions, but do so in a kind and considerate manner.

* Don't place blame by accusing the couple of exercising too much, eating the wrong foods or drinking alcohol. These couples may already be blaming themselves. Their physician will have already covered the medical and reproductive consequences of obesity, smoking, alcohol and recreation drugs. Support them in the cessation of these activities and minimize the guilt associated with their consumption. The guilt rarely leads to cessation but often moves the individual to increased consumption.

What You Can Say and Do...

* Do provide couples with plenty of emotional support by saying "It must be difficult to go through this" and "I'm here to listen if you need to talk."

* Do remember that men can be just as emotional about the problem, sometimes even more so. They may feel their masculinity is at risk.

* Do understand the couple's need for privacy.

* Do try to understand that if they are your employees, frequent doctor's appointments may be necessary during business hours. Please try to accommodate them as much as possible. Not doing so may also be construed as a form of discrimination and place you at legal risk.

* Do understand why they may not make it to a baby shower or a holiday event. These frequent events can become overwhelming for an infertile couple.

* Do tell the infertile couple that there is hope.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

its all about you & me tag

I was tagged by Gracie - thanks thanks! :-)


1. add your blog/s to the list. feel free to add all your other blogs. it’s okay if you only post these questions in one blog as long as you answer them.
2. get back to ME {refers to YEN} and i’ll add your blogs to the master’s list here! yup, another linking thingy but this one has 15 questions and you get to enjoy answering them too!
3. tag as many friends online you know. but you don’t need to be tagged in order to join.


1. when you buy a greeting card, are the words or the picture more important to you?- BOTH

2. what’s your favorite kind of cake?- strawberry or mango cheescake or even just the cake by Contis or Red Ribbon --- YUMMY!!!

3. do you ever make gifts for people, if so what, or do you buy them?- well not really make but i try as much as possible that each gift is fit to the personality of the person

4. what’s your favorite holiday?- XMAS!!!

5. are you going on holiday this year? if so, where?- might go to the US --- business plus pleasure. long overdue honeymoon.

6. what was the best party you’ve ever been to?- bday parties of my friends

7. if you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like?- every inch of our wedding was very well thought of. as my friend described it simple yet you could feel all the love and happiness in the room.

8. what’s the most romantic thing that’s ever happened to you?- i cant really name one. but simply being alone with my hubby is romantic --- wink! wink!

9. what’s your favorite girl’s name?- Nicole

10. what’s your favorite boy’s name?- hmmm...Enzo or Santino

11. which celebrity would you like a dream date with?- same as Gracie --- its got to be Justin Timberlake.

12. which female celebrity do you find beautiful?- catherine zeta jones and gretchen barreto

13. which male celebrity do you think is attractive?- chad michael murray

14. what is your best character trait?- i am very easy to get along with. not a difficult person to please.

15. what is your worst habit?- worrying too much

I am tagging Tracy, Jan and Joy

Te list:
1. Me and Mine
2.Creative In Me
3.Little Peanut
4. Pea in a Pod
5. Sugar Magnolias
8. Supermodel Wannabe
9. A Reality Bite
10. My Life Right Before Your Very Eyes