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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.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The adventures of School boy Zye-Part 3: The real proof

I think the idea of being in school will never be evident until one is suited up in his uniform. That is why I had to make sure Zye's first ever uniform-experience was captured on cam and documented on this blog for whatever purpose it shall serve him (possibly sentimental reasons, hopefully not a cause of embarassment for him)

Here's to many more uniforms, learnings and happy memories (with blog entries of course!) that will come along our way.

We are ready to go!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Don't mess with the man in uniform!

(Conversation while Zye was trying out his uniform)
Me: " Zye, picture tayo"
Zye: "Okay"
(After taking a picture)
Me: "Anak, bakit ganito ang pose mo? Bakit parang galit?"
Zye: "Hindi mommy, si Bruce Banner kasi yan! Mamaya Hulk na ako."

One FUN Saturday

Unplanned activities are usually the best. That's what happened one Saturday when we were asked to meet up with my sister together with her sister-in-law. The plan: To go to Active fun at the fort.

The place was packed with kids coming from a birthday party that afternoon. We had three kids and all four adults went in as well. (There were big kids inside and it would be a treat to try it out as well) Weekday rates are at Php125 for half an hour and Php150 for an hour's play while unlimited playtime is priced at Php300. Weekends including holidays are rated at Php140 for half hour play and Php175 for an hour's play. Unlimited play time during the weekend is at Php350. Non-play pass for adults is at Php125. Make sure to bring socks, pleanty of water, powder and towels as you will sweat it out here. The area is airconditioned but the running, sliding, jumping up and down the trampoline can really be exhausting!

The kids (and adults) had a blast with the pool of balls (not really sure how they call it) Zoe surely had a treat with that. Though I must say, she enjoyed as well all the walking we did. It was, after all, a very big child proof playground.

Zye and Sofiel had a blast with the pool of balls but I think they loved the trampoline the most! (Sorry no picture there. Can never catch the jumping action on cam)
The well spent hour was capped off with sweet treats at Krispy Kreme. Yeah, the kiddos got hungry. (I should say the adults felt the same -- Right Owie and Yana?)
Happy hour at Active fun plus donuts equals truly happy little beings. Hooray for a well spent bonding time. Until next time!  =))

Active Fun Fort Bonifacio
Active Fun Bldg., Bonifacio High Streets
9th Avenue cor 28th street Bonifacio Global City
Open Monday to Sunday
M-F: 12nn to 8pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 10am to 9pm

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Grammar 101: How to rephrase

Zye: "Mom, look at me" (He was holding a necklace and swinging it side ways trying to hypnotize me)
Me: " Yes, I'm looking"
Zye: "Goes to sleep..."
Me: "No anak, it's go to sleep"
Zye: "Goes to sleep..."
Me: "Repeat after me: Go to sleep"
Zye: (Repeating after me) "Go to sleep"
Me: "Try it again"
Zye: "Sleep now"
At least I know our son knows how to rephrase =))

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tiolo is not an actor

Finding good food can be as accidental as one hot and humid afternoon going to Antipolo for Sunday service and not wanting to eat at some random fast food.

Tiolo was right there along the road when that afternoon happened. It wasn't a fancy resto and not too big as well but we liked its homey atmosphere and they have free wifi which can be a plus factor for most customers.

Of course since it is a resto, we should talk about their menu. They serve rice meals, soups, pasta dishes, smoothies. Not too many dishes to choose from but good enough number to have variety.

A few of their dishes that we tried out: pumpkin soup (P40.00), mashed potato, chicken cordon bleu with rice and potato salad (P110.00), egg and cheese pasta (P68.00) and tosilog.

They have good food. The price is very affordable yet the quality of the food they serve is higher than what you would expect from its cost. The pumpkin soup is good for sharing so is the mashed potato if you ordered it as a side dish. I loved the egg and cheese pasta topped with bacon. Tosilog was a turn-off. They didn't use a good type of tocino. Their bottomless iced tea (P68.00) is served in these big glasses. Do not however expect this same glass if you are ordering the regular iced tea (P40.00)

Over-all the experience at Tiolo was a satisfying one and we definitely will be back again at any given Sunday.

Where in the world is Tiolo? Check it out at their address below:

2145 circumferential rd.
Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal

Monday, July 9, 2012

Crunch time

Zye will have his first long exam tomorrow. I had to make him wait for me so that we can go over his pointers. Tired that I was, I cannot let him see that. I had to get my energy up so that he will be excited as well. I am glad that he had his mind set that he will be studying tonight before he goes to bed and our review was such a breeze.

Now, as I lay me down to sleep, I cannot help but remind myself that my job as a mom is 25/7. Yes, I need the extra hour to go through what has happend the whole and make sure nothing was missed.

Dozing off right about now. And let's hurry this up...I only have a few more before my day starts again.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The adventures of School boy Zye-Part 2: School at home

The title is beginning to sound like a blog of its own...also sounding like an Upin Ipin episode title. Ha!

Zye is getting used to doing homeworks already. He now knows the drill-no tv, no toys, just him and his school stuff. Next week is his first set of long exams. I felt it was but proper to give tribute to homeworks and study time at home. And yes, we make homeworks fun!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Celebrating life and love

He did not promise me the moon and the and the stars,
Yet everyday in his loving arms is heaven on earth

He did not promise me the riches of this world,
Yet he provided me with a kingdom overflowing with things that are priceless

He did not promise that his love will remain, and I'm glad.
Because each day his love grows more beautiful, deeper, sweeter.


I LOVE YOU. Always, always.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Rookie vs old star

Wanted: Space

We had to make room for Zye's study area now that he started schooling. So the former two single beds were back to its original double-deck form and we were able to find a spot for our son's work table. The finish product of course is one happy little guys that went nuts over his own "space".

Yes, this is the beginning of independence.

The adventures of School boy Zye-Part 1: Trial Class is fun

This year marks another highlight in our parenting life as we send of our eldest to summer/trial class last May. The class ran for a week and was designed to see whether the kid is ready for school or not.

Needless to say, we are nervous and excited about this new chapter in our son's life. Will he cry? Will he make friends easily? Will he shy off or will he be as active as he is at home? One week was enough to answer our questions.
Zye woke up early during day 1 of trial school. That on its own was a milestone. The whole household actually woke up early to witness his first day preparation. I was all giddy to bring him to school which by the way started at 8am!

At first Zye was a bit quiet, observing his classmates as he sits at the front seat near the door (he chose that place) When the teacher started teaching action songs, that was when Zye got hyped up and all set to join the singing. After that I knew he was gonna be just fine.

Here's to the start of many blogs for me. Or probably the start of my diary tagged as: The adventures of a school boy named Zye