(Mom)Me Time

I almost broke the silence of the morning shouting hooray when everyone in the house is still snoring. FINALLY, I can sneak out of the room go to the nearest McDonald’s with my journal and coloring materials and have a cup of coffee by the tall glass window. But I’m at my mother’s home. I…

Writing what makes you happy

Earlier today, I was privileged to attend a creative journaling workshop hosted by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and Martine De Luna of Make it Blissful. The workshop gave me an insight on how to restart my skill in writing through the simplest way possible – keeping a journal. Unlike your elementary diary that says:…

The Amazing Race – Lactation Break Edition

My job entails yearning for the break schedule to finally come along. It’s a time to give those jaws some rest from smiling and talking and my fingers from pressing the keyboard this and that and all of that and my ears, from everything I do not want to hear. And so break finally kicks…

27th.

I never thought I’d reach this age. When I was young, not so long ago, I’ve dreamt a million dreams. I gave myself a timetable to plan ahead. Recently, to beat the routine in the office, I’d use my birthday to start a conversation. The normal reply was: “Oh, advance happy birthday!” I blush in…

Palengke Queen

Every Monday is designated palengke day. Since (I’m supposed to have) good night sleep, Monday is an extension of mommy duties. Mondays are: iron the uniforms day too. And a quick clean here and there, too.

Grocery dates.

I was a firm believer of hoarding. During the days when I still live with the  mother I’d simply buy milk for the son and his biscuits,leaving her with the task of all the mother duties once can name.  Now that I am the only one in charge of doing the grocery: Boy! What a great…

The Night Shift.

I’ve been working in the night shift since time memorial I reached 18 and I must say that I am enjoying it. I wouldn’t say I am nocturnal, though. I simply enjoy going to work without rubbing elbows inside breath-or-you-get-out PUV’s. I get to go to the mall early in the morning, breeze through the…

A 3 month roller coaster ride.

  It has been three months since my kid and I moved out of my mom’s caring hands and decided to cohabitate with the boyfriend near my office. It was convenient, especially now that the new office location is just 2 Kms away from where I live. A general euphoria engulfed me, of course. With…

SPLIT IT OFF.

A lot of things split. People do, too. On personal perspective, it’s never fun that way, except of course, if we’re talking about a real good banana split in this hot, so-hot-it-converts-my-bedroom-to-a-sauna-room weather.

GAAAD I HAVE GAD!

The problem with google is that  it makes a lot of things conveniently available that you can easily find a solution to a problem by simply filling the search field in. So without any medical assistance, I am diagnosing myself with GAD – General Anxiety Disorder.

Password Reset.

Whoa. Has it been that long that I couldn’t even remember the password of the website I used to be so frequent at? I must admit, I’ve been really secretive lately. For years, actually. Insert slow playing Hiding Inside Myself here (hehe). Kidding aside, I kinda enjoyed living life simply looking at people and not…

20 June 2011 is a Special NonWorking Day

Last April 26, 2011, President Benigno Aquino signed Proclamation 154 declaring Monday, June 20, 2011 as a special (non-working) day throughout the country. Jose Rizal, our national hero marks his 150th birth anniversary and this day is given as an opportunity for all Filipinos to commemorate Rizal’s patriotic deeds and sacrifices for the country. VIEW…