Welcome to the family!

Just when my little boy’s birthday excitement barely faded away, we were again greeted by another excitement. This time, it was the birth of my brother’s second child.

She is Denise Loraine, born on October 15, just 8 days after my little boy’s 3rd birthday. It was said that she has a striking resemblance with her Papa (my brother) and her Grandpa (my father). My mother even said that Denise is the girl-version of my little boy who took after my father! Haha. Beebop is now an Ate (older sister,) and my son Joshua, a Kuya (older male cousin) — and they both have a new playmate! I can only imagine that my parents house will be filled with more children’s noises now that the number of their apos (grandchildren) totals to three. My parents house was quiet for a long time since my siblings and I live away from them.

Welcome to the world, Denise. May you grow healthy and filled with God’s love and blessings.

One stop site for all car insurance needs

I am just amazed at the enormity of information that can be had from the Internet. No wonder it is called the information highway!

In one of my blog-surfing, I came across a website called the Advantage Auto Quotes. This website offers a wide range of insurance policies that guaranteed to fit every customers needs.

To those looking for a way to lower your car/SUV insurance, Advantage Auto Quotes is the ideal place to go. Browsing through the website, I found out that Advantage Auto Quotes caters to all kinds of customers with different insurance needs. These policies are not limited only to “regular” car owners. If you are a sports car owner concerned about all the possible damage to your car, you will surely find the Coverage for Sports Car suitable for you. It is an inexpensive policy for new and even old sports car. Where else can you get that? There is also a teen driver auto policy… can you believe that? A lot of parents would be very happy to know this, for sure.

Advantage Auto Quotes sells all types of automobile insurance policies, including leased vehicle gap insurance policy, business insurance policies, and many others. So if you are looking for the best insurance coverage, why not visit Advantage Auto Quotes website. They not only offer the best solution for all your needs, whatever kind of vehicle you drive and whatever age range you belong to, but most of all, they also assist you all throughout the tedious process.

On getting paid to blog

I have recently given in to the blogging itch and I tell you, I am beginning to enjoy the wonderful experience it brings. Writing down my thoughts and seeing it published online is such a rush! More so, when other bloggers leave comments and an interaction ensues!

I am a working mom, and my mind is always pre-occupied by my work and responsibilities at home and as a mother. I had little time for recreation and opportunities are also rare. When I was introduced to blogging, my nights have changed. Of course, the call of motherhood is still the first priority but when all is done, I enjoy the peace and quiet at night especially when my little boy is busy watching his cartoons on DVD with his father. So that’s the time when I retreat into my corner where a whole new world awaits me.

Blogging and bloghopping allows me to see the world right at my own home. Through my countless blog-hops, I was able to join online communities. It is also through blog-hops that realized that it is possible to earn while blogging. That’s when I discovered Blogsvertise. Much as I am hooked into blogging, I thought it would also be nice to get paid for blogging? So I instantly registered my blog at Blogsvertise. I do not know really if they will approve my blog, since it’s just barely a month’s old, but I am keeping my fingers crossed!

Blogsvertise pays bloggers to blog which is not that difficult if you are a regular blogger. They do have requirements before signing up but those aren’t too difficult to comply with. First, you must have a blog. What’s more, Blogsvertise accepts new bloggers (or blogs that are less than 30days old) depending on their evaluation of the quality of your blog! Now how good is that?!? They also feature photos of their bloggers in their homepage!

Signing up is as easy as counting one-to-three… so what are you waiting for? Grab this opportunity now!

A Deceptively Delicious Giveaway!

My 3year old boy doesn’t like veggies at all but he is an avid juice drinker. What I do is mix carrots-apple-pineapple or other combination in a juicer and he drinks it eagerly. I think I need more ideas on how to blend in veggies in his food without him knowing it 🙂 I think this book will be useful.. so please, pick me 🙂

I left this comment above at An Island Review in response to her call for contest participants. An Island Review will be giving away 2 copies of Deceptively Delicious book written by Jessica Seinfeld (yes, the wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld) aimed at mothers whose kids don’t like vegetables. It is quite an interesting read knowing that I myself is facing the same difficulty. So how do I make my son to eat vegetables? He eats rice and meat alright but runs away from vegetables. This book, Deceptively Delicious, will tell us how. Now, if only lady luck will be on my side…

The deadline of the contest is on October 19. So what are you waiting for?

Thank God, Birthday Party is Over!

Hayyy, thank God.
After a week-long preparation, the birthday party is ovahhh! I didn’t have enough time to plan, thanks to my full-time job – and my husband, he’s not into planning his son’s birthday bash – but the party went well!

Of course, the theme is a no-brainer… ang walang kamatayang Superman! My cousin Raul took care of the food preparation, and my father sponsored the party balloons and the Superman cake… to the delight of my little boy. Look at his happy face!

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Little boy wore the Superman costume in the beginning, but had to be taken off as it was mainit (hot) that afternoon. He obliged but still wore a Superman shirt. Little boy’s cousin, Beebop (left, the one carried by another girl who’s a second cousin), was there to join the fun, and the second cousins as well. Kids, they all had fun popping the balloons and playing with the icing. The oldies enjoyed, too. They had their own drinking party.

I’m glad we all survived and my house can now go back to normal!

Wordless Wednesday #2 – My Super Hero

My two- (turning three)year-old boy loves Superman. His Uncle bought him a Superman costume, supposedly a gift for his birthday this coming Sunday. But this little boy knew that we were hiding something from him. So one day, while we all were out in the living room, chatting and chatting, he was secretly inspecting the cabinets — and voilaaaaa –

He was running around the house happily in this outfit. He never took the costume off for two whole days, except when its bath time, and, demanded he wears it again. He was only persuaded to take it off when MamaGirl promised to wash the costume… and let him wear it again. Sigh.

See more pictures of WW participants at the Wordless Wednesday HQ.

My Little Boy, Then and Now

Duha ka tuig kag onse kabulan na ang nagligad sang natawo ang akon nga little boy. Nalipay ang tanan sa iya pag-abot sa tunga sang kahadlok namon sang nakit-an sang doktor nga nagahinay ang pitik sang iya tagipusuon samtang naga-labor na ako. Tungod abi sa iya kahulagan sa sulod sang akon tiyan, nagbalimbod ang iya pusod sa iya liog. Gani, imbes na normal delivery, nagdesidir na lang ang doktor nakon sa St. Anthony Hospital nga manganak ako pinaagi sa Ceasarian section… baw kasakit, indi lang sa nabatyagan ko sa before kag after ko manganak, kundi, pati man sa kasakit sa bulsa. Buslot gid amon bulsa, pero, wala kami sang mahimo kundi sundon na lang ang advise sang doktor para man sa ikaayo nakon kag sang akon little boy.

Yari siya, mga 2 weeks old pa lang siya sini. Sa edad niya nga ini kabalo na mag-raise the roof akon little boy!

Kadugay sang akon milk haw!

My little boy, 4-5months old

Just one year old, and what a rockstar I am turning out to be!

Pagkatapos sang amon jamming session, diri lang ko gapahimuyong sa akon tsanggi (convenience store).

At two years old, my little man looks a lot like his Grandpa Freddie (my father)!

Ang Nahauna nga Pulong

Yehey!
May pwesto na gid man ako sa blogosphere. Indi na ko matawag na techno-illiterate. It’s about taaaym, siling pa sang akon nga utod. With her help, gin-revive nakon ang akon blog kag gin-ilisan namon ang akon nga template. Ti, kay everything new na, daw ganado na man ako sa pag-blog.

Umpisa sa adlaw nga ini… maga-sulat ako, bernano lang. Apang akon ginapangayo ang inyo nga pag-intiende kay indi ako mayad mag-sulat sang Iningglis. Carabao-Ingglis gid dabi ya.

Ako gali si MamaGirl, married since 2004 and a proud mama to a little boy. He’s turning three soon, and everyday, I see myself in him, literally. Ti paano man dabi, splitting image gid nakon siya. Nakuha niya iya halos tanan na physical features niya sa akon.

Years ago, I worked in Cambodia. Single pa ako. It was during the time that the country was slowly opening its doors to the world. Working for a Swiss NGO, I traveled to 4 provinces, namely, Kampot, Takeo, Kampong Chhnang and Prey Veng helping farmers help themselves. Dala nakon ang mga farming techniques nga developed and tested diri sa Pilipinas, isa na ang LAMP Farming, o ang ginatawag nga Limited Area Multiple Production. Ahh, those were the days… I returned to the Philippines in 2004, got married and had a baby. Currently, I am working in a project funded by international NGO World Vision diri sa Capiz, and, in due time, I will tell you of my work experiences, here and in Cambodia, and my life here in Capiz.

Gani, bisita kamo liwat diri… pagbalik ninyo, damo na ko isturya a. Sa subong, ini lang danay kay gatiyabaw naman to ang akon nga little boy.

Babuuuuu!