the birthday that was

my birthday was on a sunday.
it’s our jollibee-breakfast-and-leftover day since it’s ate mona’s off.
no one can cook. i mean no one likes to cook.
i know how to cook but i’m such a slow ‘cooker.’
a pancit will take me 3 hours or more.
so 3 hours plus 1 kid who’d any time cry for me, and 2 kids always on world war xx = mahuman na lang ang adlaw, wa pa naluto ang pansit.
i’d rather have less stress/hasol than pansit.

it was family day here in subdivision so i did not really have an activity-less day.
we attended the mass.
there were games which i’d like to join, para pamugasay unta, but then what i saw were kids lining up for them. shesh
my heart was broken.
mark was happy because there’s no need for him to look after the kids.

so my day went just like any other day
shagit diri, shagit didto
pa totoy diri =)
pinatyanay pugos ni migi og kaon
put the kids to nap (hay, thank you, Lord, ka multiply na jud ko.)

to save the day, i joined the bingo event at night.
i brought migi and meg with me.
no mark because he’s anti-social.
so i have 10 bingo cards and 2 hyper kids to watch.
after few games, i gave up.
it became stressful instead of fun.
because i had to multitask — watching 10 cards, and in between, i need to scan the crowd/playground for my kids to check if they are still intact — no broken bones.

anyhoot, it was a happy pansitless birthday!!!
until next birthday which will no longer be on a weekend =)

the birthday that was

my birthday was on a sunday.
it’s our jollibee-breakfast-and-leftover day since it’s ate mona’s off.
no one can cook. i mean no one likes to cook.
i know how to cook but i’m such a slow ‘cooker.’
a pancit will take me 3 hours or more.
so 3 hours plus 1 kid who’d any time cry for me, and 2 kids always on world war xx = mahuman na lang ang adlaw, wa pa naluto ang pansit.
i’d rather have less stress/hasol than pansit.

it was family day here in subdivision so i did not really have an activity-less day.
we attended the mass.
there were games which i’d like to join, para pamugasay unta, but then what i saw were kids lining up for them. shesh
my heart was broken.
mark was happy because there’s no need for him to look after the kids.

so my day went just like any other day
shagit diri, shagit didto
pa totoy diri =)
pinatyanay pugos ni migi og kaon
put the kids to nap (hay, thank you, Lord, ka multiply na jud ko.)

to save the day, i joined the bingo event at night.
i brought migi and meg with me.
no mark because he’s anti-social.
so i have 10 bingo cards and 2 hyper kids to watch.
after few games, i gave up.
it became stressful instead of fun.
because i had to multitask — watching 10 cards, and in between, i need to scan the crowd/playground for my kids to check if they are still intact — no broken bones.

anyhoot, it was a happy pansitless birthday!!!
until next birthday which will no longer be on a weekend =)

playing favorite

before i have kids, i could not quite grasp the meaning/of how it is to be a daddy’s/mommy’s girl/boy, sibling rivalry and such because i’m an only child. in family tagalog movie dramas which have themes like these, mothers would always say that they love all their kids equally. i thought that mothers would only say that because they do not want to hurt the other kids. but now that i have 3 kids, i can say that what they are saying is true.

i guess one of the downsides (or it can be viewed as a positive thing) of having many kids is that there are times that you need to prioritize one kid over another, and you cannot avoid that one has to take a backseat. like migi’s/meg’s issues need to wait since mateo had to be outed and all.

migi and meg have different personalities — meg is bubbly easygoing while with migi, i’m tiptoeing (any time, he might explode). thus i give more attention to migi as he can be ‘looran.’ he is a bit of attention-seeker. while meg can survive without any one always applauding on her.

in my case, there are times that i would give more attention to one kid it’s because that kid needs my attention, undivided attention, at that moment.

now that i have kids (as in plural), it makes me think if do i have a favorite kid. =)

yes, i do — my favorite kid is whoever is the lesser monster at the moment. =)

playing favorite

before i have kids, i could not quite grasp the meaning/of how it is to be a daddy’s/mommy’s girl/boy, sibling rivalry and such because i’m an only child. in family tagalog movie dramas which have themes like these, mothers would always say that they love all their kids equally. i thought that mothers would only say that because they do not want to hurt the other kids. but now that i have 3 kids, i can say that what they are saying is true.

i guess one of the downsides (or it can be viewed as a positive thing) of having many kids is that there are times that you need to prioritize one kid over another, and you cannot avoid that one has to take a backseat. like migi’s/meg’s issues need to wait since mateo had to be outed and all.

migi and meg have different personalities — meg is bubbly easygoing while with migi, i’m tiptoeing (any time, he might explode). thus i give more attention to migi as he can be ‘looran.’ he is a bit of attention-seeker. while meg can survive without any one always applauding on her.

in my case, there are times that i would give more attention to one kid it’s because that kid needs my attention, undivided attention, at that moment.

now that i have kids (as in plural), it makes me think if do i have a favorite kid. =)

yes, i do — my favorite kid is whoever is the lesser monster at the moment. =)

may 18 – my day

happy birthday, rose!!!
i used to be shy about having people know about my birthday. (like i’m so feeling popular noh)
but i realized who cares.
what’s the big deal if every body knows it’s my birthday. =)
i’ll be 27. OA na mag tago2x sa birthday.
if we are ka-friendsters, you probably get an email alert about my birthday.
jobstreet already sent me a birthday email. it’s so thoughtful of their autosystem.

thank you for all your greetings and thoughtfulness! =) (yes, i’m forcing you to greet me — in advance, on time, or belated. you can add some churvaness msg like ‘she’s really such a great friend’ even if we’re not friends; just like how they do it in ASAP or SOP when they have some birthday celebration. and then i will cry hearing/reading ur msgs just like those showbiz personalities do.)

(it’s not the missing link. it’s i.)

may 18 – my day

happy birthday, rose!!!
i used to be shy about having people know about my birthday. (like i’m so feeling popular noh)
but i realized who cares.
what’s the big deal if every body knows it’s my birthday. =)
i’ll be 27. OA na mag tago2x sa birthday.
if we are ka-friendsters, you probably get an email alert about my birthday.
jobstreet already sent me a birthday email. it’s so thoughtful of their autosystem.

thank you for all your greetings and thoughtfulness! =) (yes, i’m forcing you to greet me — in advance, on time, or belated. you can add some churvaness msg like ‘she’s really such a great friend’ even if we’re not friends; just like how they do it in ASAP or SOP when they have some birthday celebration. and then i will cry hearing/reading ur msgs just like those showbiz personalities do.)

(it’s not the missing link. it’s i.)

power ranger

according to migi, mat here is power ranger.
can you figure/point out why he is power ranger?
if you can’t, then you have prolly lost your inner child. =(

power ranger

according to migi, mat here is power ranger.
can you figure/point out why he is power ranger?
if you can’t, then you have prolly lost your inner child. =(