Saturday, April 24, 2010

Chillax with friends

Aside from malling with my kids, CJ and Acey, having a moment with friends is something I always look forward to. Simply dine in a familiar or new restos and a lot of chitchat makes the bonding complete. I have different set of friends....from work...friends since college and when I get the chance find a long lost friend through social networking, I grab the opportunity to get in touch with them, eat out and catch up.

Yes, I am a working mom, I'm raising two kids alone because hubby is am OFW for several years now, but I make it a point I still have time for myself and go out with friends. I always tell my kids, there is always time for everything and I pity other people especially working moms and acquaintances who can not afford to spare 2 to 3 hours of their time to enjoy and chillax.

My college friends and I committed to have regular bonding moments and still do such even if we're senior citizens.

Life is short, make it complete and live it to the fullest. It's a matter of time management and it's a matter of choice.

Live and Love!!!

marlyn, josielyn, chelle and me(clockwise), korean resto, August 16, 2009

with college pals...marlyn, josielyn, michelle at coffee academy, jan. 18, 2010

with friends/officemates, SubDelicious pizza house, May 07, 2009

with eds and pao, the courtyard, jan. 25, 2010

with friends from work, extremely expresso in marquee mall, feb. 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010


My eldest son CJ got circumcised a little pass 12 noon today. It was only me who accompanied him. According to Wikipedia, Male circumcision is the removal of some or all of the foreskin (prepuce) from the penis.[1] The word "circumcision" comes from Latin circum (meaning "around") and cædere (meaning "to cut").

CJ wasn't prepared to be circumcised last year so I waited for this summer to come and this time he was ready (thank God). I guess what made him decide to undergo circumcision is the fact the most of his cousins and playmates, same as his age were already circumcised. Also, I told him, it will make him grow taller because he's nearing puberty stage.

We were at the doctor's clinic at 10am. There were already 3 boys for circumcision before CJ. I noticed my son got a little tense and walks around the hospital to overcome it. He even played to a baby in the other clinic. The three boys came out of the clinic smiling and I assured my son it wasn't really painful, the only thing he must surpass is the injection containing the anesthesia so he won't feel any pain 100%. Other patients on the waiting line helped me give some encouraging words to CJ (they were really angels).

It's CJs turn, his name was called and I greeted the doctor with full smile as soon as we entered the room. My son lied on the bed and started getting nervous because he knew the anesthesia is going to be painful, he's really scared of needles. He yelled when Dr. Dungca started inserting the needle in the excess skin of his penis but there's no way of backing out. As soon as the anesthesia was in effect, CJ turned in a relaxing mood and just covered his face with a towel and waited for the procedure to finish. I bravely watch everything till the end and I held his hand all throughout. I want my son to feel my support. Everything was done in 15 minutes.

We're now home. CJ took the anti biotic and pain reliever at 1pm. I'm going to clean & apply ointment in the circumcised part of his genital and we'll back in the clinic next Monday for the removal of the thread.

Friday, April 9, 2010


My daughter Acey graduated from preparatory level last March 29 with high honor from Achievers School. She is a consistent honor student that's why we are so proud of her. Her dad wasn't able come home to witness the graduation because he planned to spend his vacation with us several weeks from now to catch up on his kids. We can't wait!

On the other hand, my son CJ passed as fourth grader student. He doesn't need to enrol in summer class which doubled my happiness. Last Easter Sunday, me and my kids went to attend Sunday mass in the morning and proceeded in SM Clark afterwards because I promised Acey a dollhouse and Ben10 collectible for CJ. It's their prize for being good students and children as well. We then ate lunch in KFC. We had a simple but wonderful Easter Sunday!