Pre-race prep: mark vs i

Mark is the green one, mine is the red one.
If only I’m not pressured by seeing Mark’s stuff all prepared complete with water and gels, I would not even find my belt-pack not until race day.
While he’s annoyed by my un-OC-ness, I’m annoyed with his over OC-ness.

First Birthday Party of 2014

I went to a children party, and the mom’s party. My friend lawyer Banana and her daughter have the same birth dates! Neat huh!
The first thing I noticed are the center pieces. It’s so cute. But it kinda reminds me of a male private part. 🙂

Rose, Banana, & Moon 🙂
Joan, Me, Ruby, Rose
And the beautiful royal family. Thanks a lot!


I’m the eldest among my cousins in my mother side. It’s funny we’re all grown up now.

Mel and Jay came home from Canada. Then Kate just arrived last December with her Mexican boyfriend, and will be here until February.

Melanie has a gym back in Canada, insahyu, so before they came here we talked about going to different gyms here in Cebu. And who knows we might put up one here! =)

I brought them to Epic Gym, and let them on their free trial. Thanks, Epic. That was a lot of free passes!

Mel got some hard routine since I told the coach that she’s a coach. Yay!

 Kate, my sexy dancer cousin. She used to dance for the USC dance group. And, no you don’t need to get your sexy back so you can be fatter than me! =)

 I wanted to bring them to Maya Mexican Resto because of Dave, Kate’s Mexican boyfriend. So that finally someone can explain the menu to me. I always won their giveaway promo which I ended up giving to friends because I don’t seem to understand their food.

But Maya was closed so we ended up at Phat Pho. One resto that I’d been wanting to go to but I wanted to go there with someone who understands Vietnamese food. Luckily, Mel and Jay know the way around it. For me, their soups is the main thing! =)

Then, I brought them to Cafe Georg because chocolate decadence. Enough said! 

 Then, we checked MetroSports. It was my first time to get inside it. We just checked it. Neat!

Uncle Rudy, father of Jay, was probably the one who introduced me to the Dimsum “steamed rice” back in Colon St. So we had dinner at Harbour City / Dimsum Break just because you don’t leave Cebu without getting that steamed rice. =)

 When we separated from them, in going home, Mati saw the fountain at Terraces, and insisted of getting close to it.

Then, they saw Gelatisimo, and scream for ice cream. Migi picked vanilla, Mati picked strawberry, and chocolate for Meg! =)

And, I was the eldest cousin who told them that having babies is not necessary at all. Funny, that it was the girls who agreed, and the boys did not!


This contains rubber slippers. I’d been eyeing these slippers on display in Naturalizer. Then earlier, i happened to pass by and saw that they’re having discounted sale.

So I got a pair for P300+. But the point of this post is that the box packaging of the slippers is cute. 🙂

Scarred for Life?

I hope not. This is not the first time that Migi got into some accident for being extra active. 

There was that time I had to bring him to an ER which had something to do about removing his toe nail. (And got to see the “crush ng bayan” turned surgeon at ER.)
 I think it was from him playing tennis.
Weeks ago, our neighbors had to carry him home because he crashed from his speeding bike. And there are probably a few more which i could not recall.
But today is probably the worst. I could faint with just a papercut so seeing this, I could feel myself flipped out. But as Mark insisted, i needed to put a brave face like “hey, it’s cool for sh^t happens because life is; so suck it up, kid.”
This time it’s from him playing basketball.  I’m not really sure if he is fond of playing basketball but neighborhood kids would always invite him every time they go to the basketball court. Based from his account, he stumbled into his playmate which also then fell over him, and so the big bloody wound on his head.
Anyway, we brought him to the “family” doctor and it seems no biggie. Thank, God.
It just got me thinking that he’s just 9 year old. I hope nothing worst can ever happen again to him.