Friday, December 6, 2013

Dekada: A Family Destination for Great Food in Glorietta

When we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary this year, we decided to treat my parents for lunch. The week before was also grandparents' day, so we brought our little princess with us to enjoy some bonding time with her lolo and lola.

When we got to Glorietta, I had no idea yet where to have lunch, and the first restaurant that we chanced upon after leaving the wonderland that is Landmark Makati was Dekada, which now occupies the space that was once held by a boutique in the corner of Glorietta right by the exit/entrance to Landmark.

It looked quaint and welcoming, painted in blue and white, with interesting knick-knacks on shelves. We skimmed the menu outside and saw they had rice and lots of Filipino viands. And at that time, around 11:00 am, it wasn't crowded or chaotic, and since we were all pretty famished already, we decided to go ahead and 'take the risk' with this new place.

Dekada offers 'historic Filipino cuisine' - in short, your traditional favorites. :)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hello Christmas Season!

Our Dream Parol, finally ready to be hung on our terrace

Christmas is my favorite holiday. Not because it's shopping or party season, but mostly because people seem to be happier when December rolls in.

Might be the cool breeze, or the 50-70% off sales in malls, or simply the idea of fun things to come - but really, people seem to have an aura of positivity in December.

And I am a sucker for positive energy.

I love being with people who are genuine, laugh a lot, and simply enjoys life. Bawal ang nega sa buhay ko. So bawal din ang nega na tao siyempre. :)

Christmas is a lot about smiles for me, and they don't always have to be mine. Natutuwa ako pag nakikita kong masaya yung mga nareregaluhan ko, lalo na yung mga bata. You can give them anything wrapped, and they'd give each present that same priceless gleeful expression like you gave them the best thing on Earth. Such a pleasure to see that. Last weekend, December 1st, hubby and I set out early, as in kakabukas-lang-ng-mall kind of early, to do our Christmas shopping. We started at 10am, and paid for our purchases at the counter by 12pm. We bought gifts for about a dozen inaanaks. Granted kulang pa din, we still have about 4-5 people on our list to buy gifts for. Pero it was our fastest Christmas shopping spree ever!

What did we do?

Thursday, November 28, 2013

When There Is Nothing Left, There Is Always Hope.

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It has been almost three weeks since Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan ravaged Central Philippines.

Ravage is the closest word. Destroyed doesn't even cut it. The damage wrought by the Super Typhoon is truly unimaginable - and it is! Its strength was unseen by people who had lived for the past few decades - all over the world.

Three weeks since, it has been discovered that thousands have been killed by it, and every day turns up with more. There is a lack of food, water, shelter - all the basic needs of man - lacking in so many ways.

But if there is one thing that is always abundant in the Filipino heart, that is HOPE.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

I Was A Call Center Girl - And I'm Proud of It!

I've been wanting to do a blog post about this for so long, pero laging napo-postpone kasi ang dami kong gustong sabihin, pero yung kamay ko ayaw na mag-type. So when I was taking a break from work earlier, browse browse ako ng forums and shared stuff on my newsfeed. Naalala ko yung isang blog post about the call center industry being belittled - and naalala ko na naman din ang feelings ko towards this.

Sa totoo lang, I take offense when people always attach the word 'LANG' sa call center industry or sa call center agents.  As in emosyonal talaga ako pag nakakarinig or nakakabasa ako ng not-so-nice comments about the work I used to do, or the industry that I used to be part of. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Quickie Post: Naloloka Na Sa Pressure

Bitstrips. I looove Bitstrips (check out my profile photo on the right side. Hehe. Yan talaga ako!)! Pero hindi yan ang point ng quickie post na ito. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

How to Survive As An Online Freelancer

It's been more than three years since I decided to leave the corporate world in exchange for a life (and work) at home. Did I make the right choice? Was I successful in the path I chose? I think I'd have to say yes on both counts - I'm still here, still surviving. That to me means I must be doing some things right. :)

A lot of people think working as an online freelancer is a bed of roses - you command your own rates, your own working hours, you can work in your pajamas, and you can work while watching TV. While all that is true, it doesn't have to translate to all these being 'easy'. In fact, I'd have to say being an online freelancer is a tad more difficult than being in the solid and structured corporate world.  But I've dwelt on that before in this post about why WAHMs get stressed.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I Have A Confession to Make: I Went Shopping!

Hand me a hanky to wipe my tears, I just wanted to share that last weekend...I went shopping! Ay oo, kakaibang ligaya mga atey, kakaiba talaga. I don't remember the last time I really 'shopped' - as in yung may mga binili ako for myself at hindi lang naggrocery, or bumili ng gamit ni bagets or ni hubs. Akin talaga, akin... (Oh I still feel dreamy...)

I know some of you out there might think "Ang OA naman nito, nagshopping lang ang saya saya na." E kung ikaw ba naman once-in-a-blue moon mag-shopping di ka matuwa?

Everytime we go to the mall, I always have our household budget in mind - it's like an automated Excel file that pops up in my brain with images telling me the 'needs' and that there is no excess budget for my wants. But, guess what, I can always squeeze in some wants for my daughter and sometimes the hubby too. The premise? Well I find everything cute for my daughter, and that since it's hubby who goes out to work, he needs better clothes and shoes. And, that I can live (and work-from-home) with my old shirts and even older shorts. Hehe.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Cupcake Date at Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe

Last weekend, a friend of ours (let's call her N) brought us to this cupcake place in BF Paranaque called Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe. I've seen it being raved about on Instagram and Facebook, but since its location was quite a drive away, we never got around to going there. And well, I just don't have a sweet tooth so we weren't like super-mega-di-mapakali kind of excited to try it out.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thankful Mornings and MyFitnessPal

I remember making a promise about blogging more and exercising - (almost forgot the exercising part. Hehe.), so here I am.

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Hindi ko pa kaya tumalon ng ganyan. Hehe. 

I just finished doing 10 minutes of at-home Zumba, and it feels so great to get my body moving!  I live such a sedentary life, I feel like chairs are attached to my bum already. And it's not enough to justify it with "I do desk work", it doesn't mean I can't stand up and stretch right? So today, I made sure I get to working on that body makeover resolution thingy.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I Need A Drastic Change....

Ok, I have 2000 drafts right now (OA, 2000?), and I haven't even finished half of them. So they would most likely not see the 'light at the end of the dashboard' anytime in the next 24 hours. I feel so guilty, I had so many experiences I could have blogged about, so many thoughts I could have shared. And yet there they are, sitting not-so-pretty anymore in my long queue of to-do's.

So yes, I begin the day with blogging. :)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Of Birthdays and Things That Make Me Smile

"For Bebengisms Birthday Cyber Party"

I love reading blogs. But there was never really just ONE that I religiously checked out or followed. I would make silip when someone shares a nice post, but I didn't really take the time out to look at the other entries. Choosy pa. Hehe.

But when I stumbled upon Bebengisms, things changed.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

My Preschooler's Baon - A Daily Labor of Love

When I was still a student, I remember how my Mom is not the type who would wake up early to prepare our baon. She is a true-blue workahalic though, and she does put together other stuff we need for the school day - except for our baon. In short, she's not really into cooking or food matters - kahit kumain konti lang din. Hehe.

We had a cousin who helped us around the house, and she is a magnificent cook. Most times, she's the one who prepared our food for school. But when we were already of age (mga Grade VI onwards) to prepare our own baon, we were expected to wake up a wee bit early to prepare our food. So more often than not, our baon was 'pri-kanin' combo. Pritong hotdog, pritong nuggets, pritong porkchop - everything prito. Which come lunchtime became cold, wrinkled hotdog, cold, hard nuggets, and cold, leathery porkchop paired with our cold rice in our nagpapawis na baunan. *cringe*

Monday, August 5, 2013

WAHM-hood: 4 Things You Didn't Think You'd Need (But You Do!)

Just this afternoon, I realized I've come to a point in my WAHM-hood 'career' that I am itching for a change. I don't mean shifting back to corporate gear - just a change, anything to refresh my thoughts, my heart, my perspective... I am still reflecting on what that 'other road' to trod on is - but will keep this blog posted once I decide. :)

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you guys a few other realizations I've had about 'WAHM-ming', and this includes stuff (whether tangible or intangible) that I never thought I'd need in this home-based career but turned out to be necessary at one point or another (and another, and another, and another....)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

K's Post-Birthday Photoshoot And Why It Makes Me Emotional

One of the highlights of the past couple of months was my daughter's fourth birthday, which I posted about here and here din. And her post-birthday photoshoot absolutely comes in close second.

Post-birthday photoshoot? Aba'y oo naman! Why not choc-nut?! We didn't get to arrange a shoot with her photographer (my uber talented brother. hihihi.), so we just decided to do it after, when everyone's schedule is maluwag.

I'm the kind of mom who loves taking photos of her kid, yung tipong lilingon lang, click click galore na. And though I am not at all the type who will send her photos to casting agencies or will take her to go-sees, type na type ko ang professional-looking photos. I just love seeing how well she interacts with the camera - and how it's not in a 'model-ly' way, but just as a happy child.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Why WAHMS/SAHMS Get Stressed Out Too

Source here.
"E di ang dami mong free time?"
"Wow, nakakainggit ka naman, buhay donya ka siguro."
"Relax relax ang lifestyle mo 'no?"
"Hindi ka ba naiinip?"
"Mahirap kaya ang buhay ngayon, bakit ayaw mo magtrabaho?"

These are just some of the 'innocent' comments people had made when I tell them I'm a stay-at-home mom - my follow-up of 'but I do work online too...' doesn't seem to count as a 'job' for them. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

First Week in Nursery : Small Step for K, A Big (Challenging) Leap for the Momma

So... been out of the blogging loop after summer classes... because one week later, it was time naman for the opening of regular classes! At anong petsa na - tapos na ang June ngayon pa lang ako magblog about first week of school. Kalurks lang.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Wonder now a Winner!

It's that time of the week again --- yey to weekends! Hope everyone's enjoying the idea of going on a 2-day break. For someone who has worked in the call center industry for almost5 years, trust me when I say that these 2 blessed days are 'sacred'. So make the most of it girl! :-)

Anyway.... I'm just taking a break from my before-I-go-on-weekend-mode work and I'm just posting this to clear the air. May issue? Wala naman.Hehe.

I just wanted my readers to know (bale mga dalawa kayo all in all. hehe) to know that I changed the name of my blog from The Wonder Wahmmy to The Winning Wahmmy because I found out that my soul sister/super friend already bought that domain some time ago and parang feeling ko redundancy ang paggamit ko ng almost same na blog name. :-) And siempre out of respect na din for her.

So in case mapansin nyo ang dati kong watermarks vs the new ones, wag kayong malurka.Ako pa din 'to. :-)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Our 2013 Summer School Experience

My sweet little girl just finished her summer classes this year, and this WAHMmy is overjoyed with all that she'd gained out of the experience. K turned four just this May, and we have enrolled her for the upcoming school year (Nursery) at Divine Light Academy, Molino Bacoor Cavite.

Unfortunately, DLA does not have a summer program for incoming nursery students (dapat magkaro'n!), so we decided to sign her up for classes at Villa Cecilia Academy, a school a few minutes away from our place (2500 for a month's worth of summer sessions, free for incoming preschoolers of the school).  All in all, there was about 10 students in their batch.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I Can Be A Monster Mom...

Yesterday, I was able to watch this video circulating on Facebook.

It's of a mom 'not-so-lovingly' (as in hindi talaga) lecturing her son while in a PUJ (public utility jeep) about losing something he was supposed to be holding. The mother, at first, was just shouting at the kid, and then after a few seconds she moved on to hitting the kid's legs with an empty mineral water bottle, and then a little bit later he moved on to hitting the boy's head, and then there was even a point na siniko nya yung bata sa mukha.All the while lambasting the kid for losing that whatever-it-was-that-was-so-important-he-had-to-torture-the-kid-in-public.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Why I Love Sundays

I enjoy Sundays. They're a bit bittersweet, because it's the day before you start another workweek, but it's always been our family day so I always look forward to it.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Giveaway Win: A Hairbow Fascination

This would be the first of a series of posts I'll be doing to showcase the fruits of my 'labor' (chos) a.k.a contest/giveaway wins! :) Disclaimer: I am not a contest fanatic (as in basta contest, joiiiin!), and hindi din naman in denial, but I do enjoy joining giveaways - especially when I like the prizes.I don't always win, but when I do, I consider them blessings from the sky.  Hihi. So let's just say these posts are a celebration of unexpected blessings!♥

They will be posted in random order, kung ano yung maalala ko for the day, that's what I'll write about. Para fair. So ayan, enough na with the explanations, hindi naman ito presinto (corny. haha).

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A House Party and Everything Pink

Last published: May 4 2013.

Hala! May 4 was my last post? Kumusta naman ang goal ko to blog regularly? And I just saw a draft na malapit na tubuan ng talahib - resto review pa naman. Hehe.

Heniways, since my brain is basically on snooze/screensaver mode, I will save the more profound posts for later (naku kailan kaya yung later). For now, let me tell you more about my little K's 4th Birthday.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

WAHM-Hood: What Your Mind Needs To Start Working Online

I was lucky.

When I decided to go into full-time WAHM-hood coming from working in a call center, I had a good friend guide me patiently throughout the process. She had been working from home already for more than a year by the time I started, and she briefed me on what I need, what I should do, what I should not do...stuff like that. Without her, I would have been groping in the dark far longer... and I'd have given up at a certain point. When I tell you it wasn't all sunshine and butterflies when I was starting out, I really mean it. So Sam, I owe you major big time.

Thankfully now though, there are a lot of references online that Pinoy moms who want to start working from home can refer to. A Google search will help you heaps. So what is this post all about? Wala lang nakiki-advice. :)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

K, My Li'l Ballerina

When I was a little kid, I really loved singing. I belted out Whitney Houston songs, and in all fairness, nasa tono naman ako (may matching kulot-kulot pa nga sa notes ah!). But, I never got to take voice lessons - to my disappointment. :( I don't think it was because we couldn't afford it, but my parents just weren't the kind of people who thought 'enriching a talent' is essential. I grew up shy, and never really 'got out of the closet' even until now that I'm already a mom, I still find it hard to initiate conversations with otherwise friendly strangers. I love my parents, I really do, but there's a part of me wishing they had me take some kind of enrichment lesson when I was a kid - I'm sure it would have helped me ease out of my shyness.

Anyways, now that I have my own little girl, who also happens to be quite shy (like Mama), I am taking all the little steps that I can to coax her out of shell. And I'm so thankful to observe that my efforts are so far, successful! :)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Active Fun - Unli-Enjoyment! :)

When I was a kid, I remember going to Glico's in Megamall - it was a wonderland of sparkling lights, rides, and game stations! Hindi ko maalala kung may Star City na noon, but that trip to Glico's is what really got embedded in my mind for some reason. We didn't really go to play places that much when I was a kid, so I guess when we did go to one, my brain made sure to 'record' the rare moment for future reference. :)

With my little girl though, I make sure that we get to regularly visit play areas. She doesn't have playmates here who are her age, so we see it as an opportunity to get to socialize with other kids. In the malls we usually go to, the play places are normally really kid-friendly, with lots of toys, a ball pool, and a slide - prerequisites of any kid for a place of enjoyment. :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

WAHM-hood: The Great Expectations

Quote picked up from tumblr. Don't let the picture in your head block your view of reality! :)
There's this awesome book I used to read when I was pregnant - it was entitled "What to Expect When You're Expecting". It provided me in amazing detail, and in easy-to-understand terms what to look forward to in all aspects of pregnancy.

How I wish there's such a book for those who are planning to embark on the WAHM-hood journey...  Because I remember, about 3 years ago, I was literally groping my way in the dark when I started my 'quest' to becoming a work-at-home-mom.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Week's Encounter with UTI

Our family had a superb time last weekend. We went to Active Fun the Friday before for unli-play, the next day we went malling, and the next day we headed out to get some milk tea. I was planning to blog all about that superb weekend in the next few days. Who would have thought that we would be spending the rest of the following week in the hospital?

Hay, hindi ko din naisip ever. But we did. And sadly, it was because my daughter was the one who was going through the sickness. Sana nga ako na lang. :(

Monday, April 15, 2013

Mobile blogging is worth a try

The wonders of technology has so easily transformed how people do things.

Back in the day, photo sharing meant showing off your fresh-from-the-bookstore photo albums. And sending a message was all about writing letters in scented or cute stationeries and sending them via snail mail. Oh yeah, I lived in a generation that did all that. I think it's such an enriching experience to have known and been in a time when words were not mere digital letters.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Swimming In Deadlines and Dreaming of Milk Tea

This week is 'hell week' - one of the few in this month that I'm actually swamped with writing work. It's actually a Yey! kind of situation because it means more kaching-kaching for this naloloka-na-sa-bills-to-pay mom. But I'm on edge often because my brains are fried, more of stir-fried from having to produce articles for like 16 hours every day since the weekend. Still love my job though. <3

So while I'm contemplating how to 'attack' the next set of 400 words to work on, I'm here (blogging.hehe, ano pa nga ba?), and dreaming of going back to this local milk tea place we've been frequenting - ProsperiTea

ProsperiTea along Covelandia Road in Binakayan, Kawit Cavite. Photo is from their FB page.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Summer Na Talaga!!!

For those who live in the Philippines, I'm sure I don't even need to reiterate this - ANG INIIIIIT!!!

From what I heard in the news, for the past couple of weeks, the temperature has peaked to the highs of 40 degrees centigrade - 40 degrees!!! That's already a very high fever - it's crazy. But since we can't actually put Kool-Fever on the weather to help it simmer down to a more hospitable temperature, we all have to find ways to keep ourselves fresh.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Easter Egg Hunt and Why Family Events Are Best Shared

I had such a sad night yesterday, I actually broke down in tears. It's been a long time since I've had a major 'crayola' moment... But as always, tears, sadness, frustration - they are cathartic emotions for me, they motivate me to do something good and productive to take my mind off the nega feelings.

...and they make me want to look back at good times and happy moments, just like the previous Sunday's Easter Egg Hunt and Hat Decorating Contest at Island Cove

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

10 Tips On How To Keep The Kids Happy During Summer Season the Tipid Way

I miss my 'old school' anticipation of the summer season. Yung feeling ng isang estudyante na mapapahinga ng 2 1/2 months - that was pure excitement, if not definite relief.

Now that I'm a work-from-home mom, summer has become a 'must-fill-the-calendar-with-activities' kind of season. With K going to school in June, I want to pack her summer with things she can enjoy 'while it lasts' - stuff she wouldn't be able to do as much when she starts regular schooling.

I'm pretty sure moms all over the Philippine archipelago are also racking their brains for summer activities that their kids can enjoy. Here are some ideas I've gathered from the web, and some I just came up with out of personal innovation aka boredom (hehe).

Diabetes and Smoking: How It Jolted Me Out of My Passive State

Last Palm Sunday, we were getting ready to go to my hubby's relative's house in Mandaluyong. They have this yearly tradition called Pabasa that's been going on for decades. As I've mentioned in an earlier post, I didn't grew up in a family where local Catholic traditions are practiced, so the first time my then-BF now-hubby brought me to the Pabasa, naaliw ako dahil para syang church event/reunion.

This year's Palm Sunday was different though - and it wasn't due to the fact that the Pabasa was actually catered (as in with tables and chairs galore). It was because instead of spending the day at the Pabasa, we had to head to Lourdes Hospital to visit my Dad who had to be rushed there that morning.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Egg Hunting at Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park and How It Helped My Shy Kid Bloom

Today we continue another 'tradition' we started last year - Easter Egg Hunting at Island Cove!

I've started reading about easter egg hunts even before my little girl turned one. At that time though, we thought K was too young to take part in one. Last year (2012), K was almost three when Holy Week kicked in, and we decided it was a good time to try the Easter egg hunting activity for her. 

the gaily-decorated stage last year

Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday and Sacrifices

Holy Week in the Philippines I believe, is becoming less and less 'holy'. Well, if you'd consider being preoccupied with thoughts of the beach, road trips, and chillin' a spiritual experience - then maybe I'm mistaken.

I personally am not religious at all. So is my family. I grew up not having gone on a visita iglesia, we didn't do novenas either. But I do remember staying home during Holy Week, being 'deprived' of fastfood, TV, gadgets, and spending some time praying.

Pre-Summer School Study Time with My Darling K

The school year is just around the corner - and we also plan to send my little K to summer school (overload na ba?) to prep her for what comes ahead. We did it last year, and she had loads of fun and learning, and we're pretty sure she'd enjoy it as much this year.

To rehash her skills and knowledge, I decided to give her 20-minute study sessions twice a week. We study the alphabet, phonics, do a little writing, painting, and other exercises. We had our first pre-summer session a week ago (we didn't have one this week since I had to attend to my father who was hospitalized), and our topic for the day was the Letter N and the number 1.

To complete the 'in-classroom' experience, I lined up some of her favorite stuffed toys to serve as her 'classmates', and her enthusiasm for our activity showed when she got her uniform (from when she went to daycare) to wear during our session.

I found that this kind of set-up was more enticing for K. Compared to the kind of arrangement we had before, where I was just mom giving her school work, K quite enjoyed the idea that she was going into an 'actual class' with classmates, a teacher, and in uniform. :)

She always forgets the letter N when we study the alphabet, so this was the first letter I decided to work on with her. I had her color, trace, and write the letter. And when I describe how N looks like, I say it like this standing line, slide down, climb up! and somehow, mas tumatatak sa memory nya. Pretty cool. I guess it's because that description gives the letter the element of fun, especially since she loves slides. Hehe.

I also taught her about the number 1, what it looks like, and what it means. She's got a good grasp of the concept of numbers so that wasn't too hard to explain to her. I also had her write her name on the 'worksheets' so she'd get used to doing that.

Summer classes start on April 15, and will be held four times a week. I still have two weeks for my one-on-one study sessions with K, and I plan to focus on other letters she's having a hard time with.

But of course, we also plan to enjoy the summer before she actually attends regular school, so I'm also plotting play scheds as well as swimming trips on our calendar. :)

Just another day in a WAHMmy's life. <3

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Gourmet's Cafe - A Relaxing Pit Stop En Route to Tagaytay

Tagaytay City is one of the most frequented out of town destinations, mostly because of its great weather, beautiful views, and it's an easy one to one and a half hour drive from Manila. 

Unfortunately though, since it's summer season, getting to Tagaytay means facing horrendous traffic as well as mile-long queues at restaurants (unless you leave super early) in the area, as in bonggang-bongga, especially if you head there on the weekend. And last weekend (March 17), that's exactly what we were afraid we'd encounter, being a summer, after-payday weekend and all - the chances of getting good seats at Bag of Beans (where my mom wanted to go) looked grim.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Little Kulit and her ballet friends

For the past Saturdays since February, an hour of Saturday is dedicated to leotards, tights, and ballet shoes. We make it a point that we get to take her to each and every one, because we can easily gauge how her session went by the expression on her face the minute she's out the door.

So far, she's always had a happy face after, and was even more excited for the next session. Parents aren't usually allowed inside when the class is on-going, but there was a couple of times that I got to observe along with moms of other kids whose kids were on their first day. (In short, nakisingit ako.Hehe.)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Losing and gaining - the life of a stay-at-home mom

This is not a post about dieting or weight loss my dear readers (but I just might do one about that too, soon.)
If you've read my previous entry about the not-so-good news I got at the start of the week, then this is about that - and a lot about being a stay-at-home mom too.

Since a good portion of my local work is still a pretty gray area right now, I decided to make good use of the time the situation freed up. Honestly, I thought of sulking for a week or so, look and feel depressed - but that's just a complete waste of time. And I'm the kind of person who hates doing nothing. :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The early bird and school hunting...

My not-so-little girl signing her preschooler's 'promise form'.
She actually just wrote her name. :)  
My darling K is turning four this coming May, and believe it or not, we have been school hunting for her even before she turned three.

See, this is what happened...

Summer last year, we were thinking about sending our little girl to school already. At that time though she was still a couple of months shy of three years old, so we held off on enrolling her.

We did sign her up though for summer classes at a small school, and surprisingly, she had loads of fun and learned a lot during the 8 weeks she was there. Hubby and I thought of doing a 'trial run', and sent our darling  to a barangay day care center in a nearby subdivision. The 'trial run' didn't go so well though, perhaps because she just wasn't ready for the classroom environment yet, or that particular center wasn't the right place for her.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Not so good news on a Monday morning...and I'm still smiling.

If there's one thing I learned about working from home in the past three years, it's that the old adage of "The only thing permanent is change" holds 100% true most especially in the world of online employment.

Unlike having a job in a regular office, working freelance means not having any 'security of tenure'. Despite and in spite of agreements and so-called contracts, you really never know when your boss' need for you will expire. It can be any given day really.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Oh the cruel cycle of making blogs... :)

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When I was in grade school, about 8 years old, people loved asking kids like me what we want to be when we grow up. Common answers included becoming a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, a President, and all those 'powerful' professions.

My answer? I wanted to be a writer.

Somehow, I just didn't see myself becoming any of the above (except for becoming a lawyer, which I later on fancied, thanks to John Grisham. Hehe.). But, the bookworm in me spoke loudly of this desire to work with words.

This girl is on fire...

Hello blogging world...again! :)

First post up suuuper sooon!