This cracked me up

Basti’s with my in-laws this weekend for All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day. I called him earlier to check on him and here was how our conversation went.

Me: Hi Sweetheart! How are you?

Basti: I’m okay. Mommy, kelan ko po makukuha yung gift mo sa ‘kin? (When am I going to get my gift from you?)

(Note: The gift was a promise I made to him when he topped his class and got the Best in Religion award for the 1st quarter grading.)

Me: I already have it with me but it’s still a secret. Bigay ko sa ‘yo pag nagkita tayo next week. (I’ll give it to you when we see each other next week.)

Basti: Ok. I also have a gift for you but it’s a secret.

Me: Thanks, Sweetheart! So it’s already your birthday, san mo iti-treat si Mommy? (Where are you going to treat Mommy?)

Basti: Kahit saan Mommy! (Wherever you want Mommy!)

Me: Really? So who’s gonna pay?

Basti: Sino pa? Eh di ikaw! (Who else? Of course, you!)

Me and my big mouth! Why did I need to ask? LOL!

The Drinks

Chili’s and our mighty drinks!

A girl friend and I talked, giggled and promised a lot of things to each other over a sumptuous dinner and a round of margaritas – margarita on the rocks (with one shot too many of Jose Cuervo) and Tropical Sunrise.

This should be a fortnightly activity for us 🙂 We need it!

Friday Fill-Ins

And…here we go!

1. It was a dark and stormy night, nothing unusual happened.

2. He was in a rush so I offered to take the books myself.

3. Rushing out, I slipped and fell down the stairs.

4. As usual, I’m my lame myself and then…I think I heard a howl!

5. Shhhh… that must be an owl laughing at me.

6. But it was just the librarian who wants togive me something good to eat!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to the long weekend, tomorrow my plans include organizing some stuff on my computer and Sunday, I want to sleep in if I can!


This year, Events Anonymous decided to hold a Hollywood-themed Halloween party for our department. As always, the people were all game in dressing up especially for the Dead Carpet event. Let the photos speak for themselves.

Happy Halloween everyone! And ’til the next Halloween event next year 🙂

Career Hour

The company decided to do a Career Hour. Unfortunately, I really couldn’t explain what it means except that we were asked to come in our best corporate attire. This was what our team came up with.





The last photo is of my colleagues who just wanted to goof around the cam 🙂 They’re really fun to be with.

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Wednesday Lunch

For lack of better alternatives near our place of work, we decided to drop by Serendra and have lunch at Conti’s. We weren’t lucky enough to get a table so we tried out Cafe Mary Grace.

Food was good but since we were in a hurry, we couldn’t order more than what we could eat. Their pastries are great! Their pasta is okay but it can be better.

Next time, we’ll try their other food items for comparison. But it’s definitely a promising place 🙂


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Tuesdays @ Fridays

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking since Sunday and since I can’t bear the crap I have been feeling since that day, I decided to ask some girl friends out for dinner and a round of margaritas. It’s been a while since I last had an alcoholic drink and so far, I welcomed this one despite feeling a little kick after having that margarita on the rocks.





‘Til the next round of margaritas 🙂

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Crunch time?

I don’t know how some people can get hold of my mobile number no matter how hard I try not to be giving it at random. Last week, I got messages from three insurance companies asking me if I could grant them an appointment to present their products. I know that insurance is quite important nowadays, but how can I decide on these things, more so, look at the term life insurance comparisons they can give me if I can’t afford that for now in the first place?

Once and for all, I ended my ordeal by informing them that I’m not interested in their products at this time. Sure, I would like to get another one for DS’s sake, but since I already have one in place, I don’t think I can afford another one for the moment. They tried so hard to convince me but I hope that after the stern warning I gave them not to contact me again, I just hope that I won’t be receiving any of these proposals anymore in the coming weeks.

Sometimes, it’s hard to resist people who are persistent. Besides, I am such an easy prey for sales people. However, priorities are in place. It ain’t crunch time for me yet when it comes to these things so I’d rather pass for now than be sorry later.

Sunday Stealing: The Halloween Meme

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Apryl from the blog Meridian Ariel. Apryl explains that the questions were compiled by her from a few different memes floating about. So she stole it from lots of people. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

1. What is your favorite written work of horror fiction?
** The one’s from Stephen King (Langoliers)

2. What is your favorite work of science fiction/fantasy?
** Star Wars

3. Who is your favorite monster?
** Cookie Monster (LOL!)

4. What is your favorite Horror movie?
** The Exorcist (I can barely watch it)

5. What horror movie gives you the most chills?
** The Exorcist

6. What character from any horror film would you most like to play?
** No one.

7. Freddy or Jason?
** Jason

8. What is your favorite Halloween treat?
** Candy

9. Ghosts or goblins?
** Ghosts

10. Friendly-faced jack-o’-lantern or scary one?
** scary one

11. What is your scariest encounter with the paranormal?
** too many to mention

12. Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not?
** I do. I’ve experienced them.

13. Would you rather be a zombie, alien, or psycho?
** alien

14. Favorite Halloween costume?
** Anything cute

15. Best thing about Halloween?
** The best and the funniest costumes you can see

16. Person in your family who most likes Halloween (not counting yourself)?
** my sisters

17. Are you superstitious?
** a little

18. Share an unusual Halloween story.
** Nothing very interesting to share as of the moment.

19. What did you do for Halloween as a kid?
** Nothing really. Halloween’s not that in during my time.

20. What’s the best Halloween party that you’ve attended?
** Do the ones in the office count?

Some random thought

I may not be able to say things the right way.

But you will be able to understand them without the need for too many words.

I may not be able to describe things as they are.

But you will be able to paint a picture perfect scene out of it.

I may not be able to make it happen.

But with you, maybe I can.