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Friends who crossed the line of friendship to discover that we can love more than we thought we can. Brought together by God and have discovered along the way that there is a deeper reason why we are together. Our mission is not to be done individually,but together. This site contains our past and our journey to the future..a sharing of emotions, feelings, thoughts, dreams, fears -- all about our adventures in life.

Friday, March 13, 2009


For the Nth time this morning, I watched the movie "The pursuit of happyness". My husband and I totally love this movie and I'm pretty sure that most people feel the same way. It has been elevated and tied up to my all-time favorite movie that is "Dead Poets Society".

Is happiness just to be pursued? Is it non-existent? The movie was so real. It reflected pains, dreams, struggles, disappointments, fears. It showed life the way it is most of the times -- challenging, hopeless, hard to the core. For the number of the times that I've watched it, I have come up with a few reflections of my own.

1. Life is like a rubix cube.
During my high school days, I have been addicted to the rubix cube. Studied the techniques on how to play it and later on mastered my way on completing all six colors of the cube. So why do I say that life is like this cube? It's different colors signifies the different aspects in our life -- emotional , financial , physical , spiritual and mental. When we are faced with a challenging situation, sometimes these colors get all mixed up that our life may seem to be too chaotic. But then you have to remember that just like the rubix cube, it can still be fixed. You just need a whole lot of perseverance and energy to channel the negativities in your life to something more useful. Don't allow bad situations rule over your life. There will always be a way out of it.

2. We are all interns.
Life is like an internship. It is one long journey of learning, competition, and doing things to get to the top. It is a process of proving yourself to the world even if it means getting up immeditely even after getting hit by a car or preparing coffee for people who you think have a better life than yours.

3. You've got to have a motivating factor.
It was Chris' son that motivated him to pursue a better life. Sometimes, it's all we ever need just to keep moving on. Whatever it is that pushes us to become better persons would definitely help us in keeping our eye towards our goal. Never let your eyes wander from your insipiration.

4. Some parts of our life can really be called "being stupid".
Yes, just like when Chris said that "This part of my life is called being stupid" we also fall into such situations. We need to. Many times we think we know everything only to find out that we don't. Of course we have to make sure that our stupidity will lead us to further knowledge and not to a bottomless pit of stupid events.

5. If time machines were real, I'm one lucky girl.
After having major times when stupidity was prioritized, how I wish there were parts of my life that I can undo only to make it much better.

6. Trust in a must.
Just as Christopher trusted his father that everything will be alright, we have to trust as well that no matter how bad things may seem, everything will fall into its proper place. The sun will always shine after the rain. It can't always be a stormy day all year round.

I am happy. But I still have a lot of things that I hope and dream for. This part of my life is called the "Trying to be successful" (with a tagline probably of ways to earn more money...hahaha). There have been days that we don't have money in our pockets, there had been times when we literally don't know how to get by our expenses. But we are far from sleeping in a public comfort room and that alone is proof that we are still blessed.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Zye is soooooooo handsome with his new haircut! Am I just loving my own? Be the one to judge.



I just love what the hairstylist did to his hair. I didn't even give any specification. I just told him that I wanted it trimmed because it was already too long. I was surprised, but very glad that he had good tast on what would look good on my son. Haay, he's growing up so fast....

Miggy and Laida Part Two

Yes. My husband and I somehow still found a way to watch the second team up of John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo. Remembering how fun it was the first time they were paired up together was enough reason to actually see the sequel of their movie.

The sun dance was still there, the "Kailan" song was pretty much used up to brighten the couple's day, the ever wacky team was still complete (of course with their never ending punchlines). Add to those the "Bebe ko" message tone (which undoubtedly found it's way to the viewer's cellphones as well), the power hug, the 5-second kiss, and the "mas love kita" line of Laida.

Inspite of the kilig factors that was added to the movie, it wasn't as romantic as the first installment. I guess that's part of the deal when the dream comes to life. Laida's fairy tale was translated to reality which brought issues rather than the simple "kilig" factors. It was no longer about the prince charming saving the damsel in distress. It was about a couple figuring out how to keep the love no matter how hard things may seem. It showed people how wrong it is to give up your life entirely just to be with someone and how it is not helpful to not give up anything as well so that you may be with the one you love.

Confusing? More tricky I suppose. But that is how love is. You'd have to learn the game well for you to play it well and stay longer than all the other players. It's a winner take it all thing -- you and the one you love in a happy (almost) ever-after.

Should you watch it? Yeah, why not. Amidst the crisis, it's still one feel good movie that you can relate to. After all, it's always fun to remember how it is to be in love.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The scouting mom (Part 1)

This is a first of a few parts. I'm calling this series: The scouting mom and this particular blog as: The scarcity of high chair

Yes. It seems to me that there is a scarcity of such. Yesterday, while eating at Greenwich, I asked one of the crews if they have a high-chair. He apologetically told me, "Sorry mam, gamit na po" (Sorry mam, it's already being used). I was surprised answering back, "Isa lang ang high-chair ninyo?" (You have only one high-chair?) Of course, his answer was a meek yes.

I never really thought of the importance of having high-chairs in food establishments not until I became a mom. But thinking about it, ALL restaurants and fast food chains SHOULD have enough number of high-chair for the simple reasons:

1. Unless it's a bar where kids are not allowed, expect the reality that families may choose to eat in your establishment.

2. The adult community includes Moms and Dads who may choose to eat dinner out together with their child -- no matter how young they may be.

3. Children do eat too!

4. It will be more messy if kids don't have their own eating are. They might end up running around the place as well and making a scene if they don't have a place where you can actually "contain" them.

Food business owners may see it as an additional overhead expense but if you think about it, it would be good to invest on getting high-chair because it actually shows that you're place is suitable for families which I believe generate bigger income because they order more, right?

Call me choosy, but starting today I'll be asking first if they do have a high-chair before dining in a specific restaurant/food chain. It's my way of saying: YES, mommies NEED high-chair! Give us a break for crying out loud.

The master rapper...signing off

It was weird in a sense because I really shrieked having heard that Francis Magalona (+) already passed away. After the long battle, his body already gave in from the tedious chemo that he has undergone.

Maybe it was the fact that among all the rappers, he is really the finest of them all. I loved how meaningful his works were. The melodies are esy to remember while the lyrics, more often than not, are socially relevant.

He's got more than just talent. He's got passion for his craft that is reflected in the way we performs. Can you imagine how articulate he is? How you can actually understand the lyrics of the song inspite how fast he is saying it?

Hmmm....there will never be a replacement for Francis M. The Francism he has shared to the Filipinos will surely be remembered. I for sure will never forget him because he's got the same birthday as our son.
"Every color and every hue
Is represented by me and you
Take a slide in the slope
Take a look in the kaleidoscope
Spinnin' round, make it twirl
In this kaleidoscope world"
Francis M. (1964-2009)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Last week, Zye had the colds and cough (slightly bordering to asthma). After recovering, hubby had some rashes, slight fever and colds. Now, I'm having my share of the virus, getting a little headache from the runny nose.


Of course, I'm hoping I'd be better before the week ends.


I want this. My taste buds are longing for these sweet little bite sized chocolate covered vanila ice cream. Either this or Mom and Tina's Dark Toblerone Torte Cup. Hmmm.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Love Ya Award

This one is long overdue and most people are probably done with this. If you happen to pass by here, you're free to snag this one.

Thanks to Issa for this award. And for passing by every now and then as well :)

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