I need to havea new hobby, as if I have time…hehe
Oh well, I’m kinda’ busy with my “party planning skills”, my daughter “Amber” is going to celebrate her 7th birthday on August 28, but I will need to move it to August 25 which is a Sunday.
I already have a place which will be at the “Villamor Golf Club Pool” . The theme will be “Barbie Mermaid Princess”. Amber is ecstatic when I told her about my plans for her party. I will have her mermaid costume made, but I still need to buy the fabric.
I still have to open the store on that day, so I decided to rent “food carts” for corn dogs, french fries and nachos. Then I will buy a voucher also for balloons so that I will no longer make a fuzz for the decorations.
I am so excited! I am happy that I get to plan my own event and this is a first. I have planned other people’s celebration but this time its going to be my own. Hmmm…i love being an event planner, maybe I should go to a business card printing shop and have one made for my “event planning” sideline..what you think?
Yippee! I downloaded the “All-in Yoga” apps on my phone. Its like having a personal Yoga teacher. I get to choose different modes and a program that will suit my pace.
Bad thing that my yoga mat was chowed down by our pet dog “Solo” now I have to buy a new one. I heard about this jade mat is made of natural rubber (which is also good for the environment) which is non-slip!
For now I will just make use of my old one so that I can start my program already and just wait for the new one to arrive.
I can do this!
I feel sad when a member of the family gets sick. I feel helpless. It is also tiring because you need to go back and forth on having lab tests, consulting the doctor, buying medicines. It’s like your life is on hold, and will continue until your ok.
Here in PH if you want to be sure that hospital medical equipment are complete and you will be given the best medical attention you need to go to a private facility. Public hospitals here are overcrowded and is not complete with regards to medical equipment and facilities. Health services are one of the many problems here in PH. Sad but true.
Having to tend our store from 7:30 am to 8:30 pm is really exhausting. But the hours doe’snt stop there…I still have to count the daily sales for an extra hour. Its frustrating that sometimes we still get “fake paper bills” and sometimes coins that are not in our currency. If only its an american silver eagle, lucky me! But its not…so its money down the drain.
I wish there’s no more “fake paper bills” that are circulating. We work for every penny we earn so its really unfair for us business owners that are really trying to keep our stores running.
I am still trying to de-clutter the whole house. I have thrown-away a lot of useless stuffs. I also gave away clothes from my closet and from the kiddos. I don’t want to stash things that I know will be more useful to others.
I also raided my dvd’s and plan to sell those that I wouldn’t watch anymore. From what I will get from my “dvd sale” I will purchase a water fountain indoor which will really set the mood for a “spa-like” feel on one corner of the house. I already have two oil lamp that I use almost everyday. Got green tea, vanilla and lavender oil. I love green tea among the three, it relaxes me. Add to that I got “spa-music” on my laptop. Hmm maybe I need to enroll the hubby to a massage class to complete my “spa-like” experience..haha
I love it!
Admittedly, I was not a dog lover before. First time I wanted to have a dog was when I was around 8 years old, but after the pooping and peeing all over the house and was the one to clean it again and again, I immediately returned the puppy to its owner and vowed to never again own one.
Then I married an “ultimate dog lover” (as in!) so imagine what it felt like seeing him kissing dogs mouth to mouth! The first time I saw him do that I said to myself, “I will not let him kiss me anymore!”
He owned 2 “askals” (as we call here in PH “dogs with unknown/mixed breeds”) and 2 Great Danes! Imagine the size of it! Its like having a “pony”. They are very gentle and loving animals. They are great around children, especially when being raised with them. They are just sweet dogs that they like licking and grabbing! And I can attest to that watery lick that you will have an instant “face-wash”. They were named “Jacko” (Harlequin male dane, white one below) and “Brandy” (Merle female dane, gray one). Setback with this kind of breed is space and feeding. You need a lot of space where they can play and keep them. They eat a lot so if you can’t keep up buying dog food, might as well look on to another breed.
We had them for almost 3 years, sadly they both died because of ”leptospirosis” and “heartworm”.
Our second pet was a tricolor female Shih Tzu named “Chuchay“. She is affectionate, outgoing, and alert. She likes to be cuddled and is usually on our laps. We had her when she was a month old. She was very very tiny she can almost fit in my palm. The only setback on having a breed like this is grooming. Its takes a long time to comb the fur. You need a lot of time combing it and if you don’t, it usually ends up tangled, so in the end you would settle cutting its fur.
After a year the hubby bought a female Pug named “Chami“. She is a very lazy dog and not as affectionate as Chuchay. She doesnt ask for attention and usually just lay around. The two never had any problem. After a few months of having Chami, Chuchay disappeared, she was stolen. We were devastated!
We had Chami for 2 years, she had a cyst on her back near the neck, and because of that she had an operation, sadly after a few days she died.
It was almost 5 years before we had another pet dog with breed. The hubby bought a female York Shire Terrier named “Lowlah“. She is a bit pricey though.
This is when my love for dogs came back. I love her so much! Peeing and poop is so little that you wont mind cleaning it..hehe. She likes to be hugged and pat. I can carry her whenever and wherever (to places that they allow dogs, like in MOA or The Fort). They have hair like humans, so they shedding is so little. This breed is “hypoallergenic” would you believe. I love it that I can buy her clothes and play with her like a stuffed toy..haha!
Yorkies, are an easy dog to train. Lowlah doesn’t pee or poop inside the bedroom, she does all that in the terrace. Yorkshire Terriers tend to bark a lot, but “Lowlah’s” barking is not the annoying kind. I think she is an excellent watch dog because she barks when someone not in the family gets near.
After a month the hubby bought yet another dog, even if I did not agree! He named it “Solo“, a smooth-coated, male Jack Russel. He said he bought to solve our mouse problem in the store. Maybe, but it’s not working! We have to catch one first before he can kill one. He can’t catch one by himself inside the store. But in an open space, he can. I would have love to post the video of him catching a rat infront of Luneta Grand Stand but I’m having troublreuploading it to Youtube. Jack Russells are usually extremely intelligent, athletic, fearless, and vocal dogs. The hubby started to train him as a “running buddy”. If he doesn’t take him for a run for a long time, he tends to munch on anything he sees lying on the floor. Minus the munching of slippers and other items, Solo is also a good and sweet dog.
Joey and Solo joined the Pet Express Dogie Run held last March 23, 2013 at MOA. At the start of the 5K run they were the frontliners, but the hubby was outrun and can’t keep up with the dog wonder…haha…atleast they finished!
When we go out of town we usually bring the dogs with us, especially Lowlah, she’s easy to carry around especially with this dog bag we bought at Pet Express at MOA.
I think its in the genes! The kiddos also adapted the fondness for dogs. As proof, look at the pictures! Sometimes they even go to sleep hugging the two. Oh I forgot we have 3rd dog named “Poochi” which is a mixed breed of I don’t know what dog. But I think she will pass as a Labrador..hehe.
This Chow Chow is not ours. This is my sister-in-law’s pet, “Happy”. See how my daughter Amber love cuddling and playing with dogs. Sadly this dog bit her in the eyelids. Thank God her eyes were spared. So I don’t want to own one. This breed is too aggressive for us. She had to go through anti-rabies vaccines five times. But that didn’t stop her, she will forever be a dog lover!
It’s crazy nowadays. There are a lot of bad people roaming around the streets. They don’t come as suspicious as before. They even look professional and you wouldn’t even suspect that they will do something bad.
We all need to be alert and ready at all times, because we’ll never know when or where we will be victims of unscrupolous acts of those thiefs around us.
I planning on buying pepper spray keychain where I can attach it on my bag. This will be my safety net when I go out. Sad but true.
My mother in-law bought an electric piano. She said that this especially for Inno and she wants him to learn playing before we even think of buying a real one.
But Inno keeps on insisting that he wants a guitar and all the things that might come with it like an apogee duet 2 for recording! Would you believe he knows that. I don’t even know that a guitar have lots of extra accessories.
Well, I told him that he needs to do good in school before another instrument..hehe.
Oh well, my daughter Amber is making use of the piano and hope that he learns a piece already..fingers crossed!
Doing some rearrangement of furniture and smal repairs around the house for a week now. I love fixing the house and feel like an “interior decorator”..hehe What’s the use of watching ”Clean House” if I don’t put what I’ve learned into use.
My thinking is that I don’t need a major purchase to make the “sala” look new. I just need to rearrange and put down old pieces and add new decors. Bought some white burlap curtains and bought two vase for 200 pesos, would you believe its an “Esprit” vase! It was a great find
I need to buy new throw-pillows and display our new family pics and then I say ” Welcome to our “new-old” home!
My eldest son is already a teenager. He has been circumcised, which is like a right of passage for boys here in the Philippines, from being a child to adulthood. Its more like your already “grown-up” because your brave enough to have this “ritual” done to you.
Actually I was the one who was scared to death. I know my son. The thoughts on my mind was what if he pass-out, what if he cries and scream, what if he punches the doctor in the face…haha. I was so scared for him. But he went out and did it. No tears, no screaming. I was relieved.
Maybe I should have gotten him and his dad dominican republic cigars for them to enjoy the moment…haha. It has been said that it is one of the rituals of being a male’s rite of passage.
Now my only wish that when its my other boy’s turn, it will be just like this. But I know it won’t. I know that when it’s Inno’s turn, the doctors will have a very unconventional experience, and it may take them a while. They may have to answer tons of questions from him before he lays down on the operating table…lol