Photo Hunters #6

The theme for this week is sweet.

This was the sweet treat I got for my birthday when we ate lunch at a restaurant for my birthday last year. We call it leche flan or simply custard in English (at least that’s what I know). Similar to creme brulee I should say.

And as a bonus, I thought of posting this also as a fitting photo for the topic because DS and MH are really sweet in a lot of ways. This photo was taken last year during the family outing/birthday celebration and I’d like to call it as one of the best pictures I’ve taken. I thought that boys don’t like having sweet moments but with this photo, I have began to think otherwise. DS and MH are just really close and I’d like to keep it that way.


Treating addiction

A lot of people have asked me why it doesn’t take me too much of an effort to quit smoking. I will be a hypocrite if I say that I didn’t have a hard time. It’s just that I think will power has a lot to do about it.

There was a time when I would consume a pack and a half a day. But when I found out I was pregnant, I went cold turkey in an instant. But I went back to the habit 3 months after giving birth but I wasn’t much of the smoker that I was before.

I would stop and then go back, stop and then go back. I would usually smoke when I’m stressed out or when I’m hanging out with friends. When I went back to the work force, the habit kicked in again. I would smoke during breaks and while waiting for my ride home. It was until I got sick last May that I totally stopped again. Although Papa has been very complacent about my smoking, he once again reminded me that if I don’t stop, I’ll die.

I don’t really know if it was a good or a bad thing but all I know is that if I wanted to, I know I can live without a cigarette. Just like prohibited drugs, smoking is an addiction. I’m just glad I won’t have to go through the rigorous cigarette addiction treatment to kick the habit. Although there are still cravings for a stick or 2, I just always think of the promise I made to Papa and the hospital bills I’ve already had for the 2 months. I guess that’s already enough reason for me to quit and totally give up on the addiction.

Top 5 on Friday #6

Top 5 “Musical” Prized Possessions
I have a lot of CDs that I call my prized possessions. I randomly picked out the first 5 that I saw on my CD rack.

Notting Hill is one of my all-time favorite movies. I love all the songs and I love listening to the CD when driving.

Another soundtrack that is a mainstay in my CD player. Of course, my favorite it (I’ve Had) The Time of my Life by Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley.

Julia Fordham is one of my favorite singers and this album has all the songs that I love to listen to over and over again.

I had a hard time looking for this one and was able to buy the US release at the Columbia Music Store online a couple of years ago.

Last but not the least is an album from one of my favorites, Barry Manilow. His songs have a special place in my heart because aside from growing up with these songs, a lot of them have been associated with the previous loves of my life. Mushy indeed! LOL!

The bonus question for this week is: If you could give your Meme Mistress one musical thing for her b-day on Monday what would it be?

I will give the Meme Mistress a voucher to buy a CD of her choice 😀

Happy birthday on Monday, Meme Mistress!! Hope you’ll have fun!

Decorating your home

Whether you are moving in to your new house or redecorating your apartment, furniture plays a very important role in beautifying your house and creating an atmosphere of warmth and coziness to the people living in there.

Whenever I look at furniture displays, I always take note of the quality and style that will suit my taste and the color of the house. provides all your furniture needs from bedroom furniture to Home Office Furniture, in different sizes and colors to suit your budget. You can either shop online by room, by style or by color so your choices are not limited.

I actually liked their range of Sectionals because of the different styles and designs that can truly add class to one’s living room. And I found the Media Sectional Sofa to be a good buy. If only I had room for that then I’m pretty sure I’ll be purchasing it for my pad.

The site has a toll-free number that you can call for all your inquiries. And they have a member’s club where you can get to be notified of all the current sales and news bits about the company. The site offers free nationwide delivery for all your purchases. But more importantly, the site also provides tips on how to choose and care for your precious furniture pieces.

Furnitures are a great investment and more importantly, they can also make a house feel more like home. Choose your furniture pieces wisely.

Couldn’t sleep

I woke up in the middle of the night because I was coughing incessantly and was having a little difficulty breathing. It’s like my lungs wanted to burst out of my chest. I just hope this feeling would end soon. My antibiotic treatment is done and I’m going to see a pulmonologist later this morning to check on my condition. I am really hoping everything’s going to be better soon.

I miss my colleagues! They are the reason why I have started to love the work that I’m doing right now.

Having pets

My son has a pet dog, named Dice, at my in-laws’ place where he stays during weekends. Although I’m assured that his pet is clean and groomed at all times, there are still moments when I ask MH about Dice’s hygiene just to make sure that he’s free from fleas and ticks. We all know that it is quite a common problem for dogs to have fleas and I would not want Basti to deal with flea bites when he comes in contact with Dice at any time. There is so much information you can find in the internet on dog fleas. But as always, it always pays to consult your local veterinarian for more in depth information on how to care for your pets and prevent them from having the dreaded fleas.

Basti Tales #4

This was a conversation I had with my son over the phone yesterday afternoon:

Me: Hi Sweetheart! How are you today?

Basti: Sick ka pa Mommy? (Are you still sick, Mommy?)

Me: Yes Sweetie! I still have cough and I’m not feeling well.

Basti: Inom ka ng Loviscol para mawala na yung ubo mo. (Drink Loviscol so you won’t cough anymore.)

MH told me that he actually drank Loviscol because my little guy is also coughing. And he thought that his Mommy is just nursing a simple cough. Awww! My Sweetie’s such a darling!!!