when i grow up

day 29 of the 30 day blog challenge

it was k1’s career day in school and they were asked to prepare careers that they want to be when they grow up.

there’s no need to ask him what he wanted. and so we shopped. (thank you cash and carry)

and here’s our race car driver.

team ferrari

and i think he has the potential to be one. he can beat me at the arcade. he’s a better driver than i am. but of course, at the back of my mind, i’m still scared as hell of the dangers of being a mom to a race car driver. but, i’m all for tha happiness of my kids.

i just hope that until he grows up, he’ll never forget this dream. (or be a doctor or engineer or architect or those usual career path that moms dream of)

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i promise

day 28 of the 30 day blog challenge. 2 more days to go!


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to post daily again.

..amidst the ton of work i do everyday.

..amidst the new raket i got which requires me to post almost everyday as well, among other stuff.

to use my camera to it’s full potential or just use it for it’s worth.

to be thankful for everyday.

to laugh more. worry less.

to make time for myself.

to lessen complaints. and just act on it.

post line up

day 27 of the 30 day blog challenge. 3 more days to go!

still swamped with work, so for now, a line up of blog entries that will be published:

– finally getting into pottermore
– k1 & k2’s test results
– a trip to the ER with k3
– k1’s career day as a race car driver
– semi-birthday blues

off the top of my head, these are the things that i should’ve published, but still on paper.

hopefully before the month ends or by next week, these things will be published.

be back soon kids!

it’s perfectly ok to make mistakes

day 26 of the 30 day blog challenge and a double post in 1 day

how do you explain to a child that it is ok to make mistakes? that from these mistakes, you become a better person? that mistakes are what makes us perfect?

i just got a message from my mom thru fb chat that k1, was low on self esteem. after their spelling drill and having difficulty in getting 2 words right, he blurted out that he was a loser, that he can’t get anything right.

it broke my heart to pieces.

on my part it felt like i did something wrong. that somewhere, i was the loser. i was crushed. but, i have to be the brave one, the one bearing the sunshine and happy thoughts. i’m just glad that mom was able to assure him that it was ok to make mistakes. that you don’t usually get things right the first time.

k1 and i will have another talk tomorrow morning before he goes to school. i think he needs all the self esteem boost not only from my mom but from me, his own mom. i’m the one assigned to make things better. and damn right i will make it better, for him. he may get the hard truth, but, he will for sure, understand. he’s smarter than what we think he is. all he needs is that loving assurance.

in retrospect, i wished my mom was like that to me when i was younger. i learned it the hard way and thru books.

a little retail therapy

day 25 of the 30 day blog challenge

a little shopping never hurt anyone. the last time hubby and i bought things for ourselves were eons ago. most of our retail therapy sessions were spent on things for our kids and our humble home (aka my parent’s house)

so this is one of the rarest days where hubby and i were able to buy things that makes us really happy. our cabinets have been groaning for new companions, our old clothes have been used up to the last thread (ok exaggerated, LOL!) so, we gave in to their demands. 🙂

here are a few things that made me really happy:

i got lots of keys


gatekeeper necklace from accessorize. lovely cluster of keys!

new book!


samantha sotto’s before ever after. i must have 1 book purchase! (book review soon!)

hello sarah!


sarah satchel from accessorize. love at first sight!

lovely boat shoes


grey boat shoes/loafers from Forever 21. now i want sneaker versions!

as for hubby, he got 3 new pairs of pants, 1 new sneaker and tons of shirts! i also bought several tops but, that’s for another post. 🙂

feels good to reward ourselves. 🙂

death

day 24 of the 30 day blog challenge

i obviously skipped a lot of days for my daily blog posts and i am making up for it now.

it was the long weekend last week with no work last monday and tuesday. the weekend was spent at home recovering from the flu, bonding with my sons and making up for the quality time lost with hubby.

and one of the saddest news we got yesterday, my aunt (mom’s brother’s wife) passed away. what made it sadder was the fact that their only child is now left orphaned. both her parents are gone now.

apologies for the short post. i’m still processing what happened yesterday. i have a hard time dealing with death and loss.

please include tita remy in your prayers.

thanks!

this is how i’m feeling now

day 23 of the 30 day blog challenge

achoo!

photo credit: sick in bed

been sneezing and coughing since last night. i feel the fever hiding inside and can’t break out. which feels like crap.

i’ve used up a whole pack of tissues and i’m on my 2nd (sorry trees!) it’s just gross to use a cloth towel or hanky if you got a nose that spills out snot every few minutes. not a pretty sight.

did i mention that my sneezes are the pits? i don’t do the usual achoo. it’s achoo-choo-choo-achoo in one go.

oh by the way, i’m here in the office working. but i’m wishing i’m curled up in bed in my jammies with some hot soup and warm calamansi juice.

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