Monday, November 30
Sunday, November 29
So, if looking for a dream house try to look for simpler and budget safe houses that you can develop later on. It is much easier that way.
In our case, we are in the process of looking and scouting for a better house, nice budget and of course flood-free. Flood-free is the number one factor to consider here in our place. People are becoming cautious after that typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng.
Up to now we haven't got the three factors. We found one yesterday. The house is good and the location is very very good it's an upland so flood is no worry at all, even land slide is safe. But the only factor that hinders is the budget. Our combine salary is not enough to be approved on the bracketing of PAG-IBIG. I really like the place. Maybe we will try to look for another place or an option to get that housing loan. But of course we will have to think it thrice or more if we can really get it. For now we're still scouting that fits all the three requirements. Dream HOUSE, LOCATION, and BUDGET!
Saturday, November 28
Last week Maki had a fever. His Mommy bring him to the doctor and it was find out that the cause of his fever was phlegm. So the doctor gave Maki medicines to take.
In our past days with Maki being sick, giving him medicines is not our problem but this time its a riot. We can't even get him to sip in the medicine cup. We have tried everything that we know without any force but he keep on resisting. And because of that we resort to on course of action for him to drink his medicines that is by force. We forced him to drink his medicines which I think will only caused him trauma in taking his medicines. Hay! How can we make Maki drink his medicine without resorting to extreme force.
To all parents out there, do you have any better ways to make your kids drink and take their medicines. If you do have kindly share it and help us with our problem. God's day to all!
Friday, November 27
Tuesday, November 24
Monday, November 23
I was really still sleepy while on the jeepney. Since my travel to the meeting place is 20 to 30 minutes away, I still have time to at least take a nap. It was near already when I woke up and it is just in time before I reach the jeepney stop. Now that's the good thing of waking up early. Maybe I should do that frequently to avoid being late. LOL!
Sunday, November 22
The day seems easy and tasks seems so light. There's no heavy thought or burden on completing the tasks. I just pray that every activity should feel that way in order to fully do your whole capacity. Time really tick fast and time to end the day to give us some time to rest for we have done a task wholeheartedly. Good day!
Friday, November 20
Anyway it's a good thing that I was able to stay in our house yesterday and sleep together with my son and my wife. So I'll just make it up tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 18
For those who have just visit this and read this blog post better watch for this changes and for those who have been consistently following this blog, thanks and more will come. Just like my motto "Life is full of surprises so always expect the unexpected."
Tuesday, November 17
For now, our Survey is about diapers. Not about which brand of diapers to use but what do mommy bloggers prefer or their consideration in buying diapers for their kids and babies. So to all mommy bloggers and of course daddy bloggers who take care of their kids and babies please do participate in this survey.
I'll publish the result once I get it.
Monday, November 16
Cash are at stake:
1st Prize – $15
2nd Prize – $10
3rd Prize – $5
You can visit Mukhang Pera for the full details of the contest.
The birthday contest will end on November 26, 2009 at 11:59 PM GMT +8. Anybody is free to join this contest unless prohibited by country or state laws. The winners will be chosen randomly using Luck of the Draw application. Drawing will be done on November 27, 2009. The winner will be contacted through email and I should receive a confirmation reply within 7 days or prize will be forfeited. The prize will be given via Paypal.
Sunday, November 15
Now back to my sons case, at his age he can easily mimic actions so if I let him watch Pacquiao and Cotto's fight he might start punching other kids. Maybe I'll just talk to him while we're watching. I just pray that he won't mimic the punching thing.
Saturday, November 14
So today I am announcing that the "MAKI TURNS 2 BLOG CONTEST" is failed contest and I'm cancelling it. For those who have joined and participated thank you very much! Don't worry I have a surprised for those who have joined as consolation for the effort in joining in my contest. I prayed that you'll stick around in my blog.
Again thank you!
Friday, November 13
So to start with it a background of our plan. Since that weekend is going to be long we planned it to go to Manila Ocean Park on October 31 so that we will have a lot of time to rest after it but unfortunately the weather didn't get along so postponed the plan set it on the 2nd of November which was declared as a holiday. Whoopi! So it was set then.
At last the set date has come. The weather is great for an outdoor activity and nothing seems to stop us that day. So we prepared everything that we need and set out to Luneta, which is where we are going to start to walk up to Manila Ocean Park. Actually I'm not sure of the place, all I know is that the place is behind the Quirino Grand Stand and Quirino Grand Stand is just near Luneta.
We arrived at Luneta early afternoon. We let Maki run around the place because it was his first time to be there. We took some shots of our family and some shots of the place also. The walk to the Grand Stand is really nice especially for Maki. He sees a lot of new things. He had a chance to have a face to face with a real life horse carrying a carriage. He also see a replica of Thomas the train. All around him was something new and his in awe in all of it. The walk was long but it was relaxing enough especially with that sceneries.
Since we got there early afternoon and we hadn't got our lunch we decided to eat in a restaurant near Manila Ocean Park. The food was great and we had a full stomach.
After that sumptuous meal we head straight to the Manila Ocean Park entrance. Mommy went straight to the cashier and paid for the entrance fee. We thought Maki would be free but unfortunately he surpasses their height limit which is 2 feet. So Mommy will still have to pay for Maki. So we got the tickets all four of us, Mommy, Maki, and Lola Lolit.
to be continued.....
Wednesday, November 11
Monday, November 9
I just hope that Mondays shouldn't be that rushed again!
Sunday, November 8
So, today's Message was about "Overcoming Frustrations". Sounds familiar and it's timely. It's somewhat hit me directly! Well, if you have read my previous post it's something like that. Anyway the whole thing focuses on people's frustrations. People do feel frustrated many times and you're not human if you don't get frustrated especially if you don't get those things that you wanted.
Frustration is not bad but what makes it bad is how you face or deal with it. If you get frustrated and you start blaming or cursing others then that's something that is not good. The best thing to deal with frustration is turn it to GOD. Just like the story of our Pastor about his mother.
They have a neighbor who happens to be a church goer and who owns a store. One day they run out of rice to cook for dinner. His father hasn't got their salary yet so they don't have anything for dinner. Our Pastor was instructed by his mother to borrow one kilograms of rice to their neighbor. This is their first time to borrow. So he did go there! And when he came back he got nothing because the owner don't want to lend some rice for them. So his mother got frustrated and just said to him to get contented with some bread and left over cooked rice. When our Pastor finished eating he went to his mother and saw that she was praying to GOD about her frustrations. On that night they heard sirens. Their neighbors store was on fire and everything was burned down to ashes and the mystery about it is that their neighbors store was the only one burned.
Frustrations do come to us in different types, different angle and different time but the good news about it is that GOD is always there for us.
To give a better picture about the frustrations and problems that we are facing. Here is an illustration about it. I only got this in an email from a friend. I just pray that this could help visualize GODs role in our life.
That was the most worst tantrum he ever had. It's really hard to pacify him when he tantrums like that and it is also very tiring. Whew! Thanks to her Lola!
Thursday, November 5
Gladly, I managed to catch one of the toys. The one I got is a tiger, a red cute little tiger. Too bad there’s no other toy to catch. If there would be any other toy I would really like Maki to have one of those kangaroo or the koala for his collection.
Aside from being cute these Koala and Kangaroos are commonly seen in Australia and the country is known for this kind of animals. I really don’t know why there’s a lot of kangaroos and koala in Australia but they are sure cute and lovely to look at. Maybe when I get to visit Australia I will get one of those Australia Souvenirs to take home and give it to Maki as a present. Especially the Koala and Kangaroo plush toys offered online for a cheaper prize. I bet Maki would love to play with those fluffy soft and cuddly plush toys.
Wednesday, November 4
Most of the Senior citizens who came out of any hospital or health facilities don’t have anyone to take care of them. Most of their relatives are either in their work or in their house taking care of the children. In this manner there’s a company that provide services for the Senior Citizens or the Elders. It is called the Home Health Care Services Broward County Florida. They cater Senior Citizens in Florida who needs attention after their confinement in a health facility. Caring is what they do and their good at it. So if you’re living in Florida and you got some oldies who wants to be taken care of after their hospitalization this is the right company to look for.
Tuesday, November 3
Monday, November 2
Sunday, November 1
First is the weather, typhoon Santi hit land (specifically Manila) evening the other night. From night till dawn the rain hasn't stopped and there were also strong winds that caused the roofs to make clanking sound. So we thought that if the typhoon stopped in the morning and the weather is already okay will head to Manila Ocean's Park but if not, we'll just have to confide ourselves in the comfort of our house.
Second is the electricity, at around 5 AM (I think) the power just been turned off. I don't know the reason but since it was already raining and the typhoon already hit Manila I think that may have caused the power failure. So, we have nothing to do about that. Poor Maki no electric fan but thank God it was cold enough to keep us all asleep till morning.
Because there was no electricity Maki begun having tantrums. He wanted to watch a movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks" but because of the situation he can't watch any movies. Though we have told him that there was no electricity he still insisted and pushed the DVD player's buttons. He even checked the lights (maybe he wanted to really check if there were really no electricity.). Still not convinced he went to his Lolo (to my fathers place) and checked if they have electricity. Maki pointed to their DVD Player and pushed the "ON" button, when it did not opened he pointed the socket and asked his Lolo to plug the DVD Player (he already know if it is on or not). So when nothing came out, he begun crying. So just to keep him from crying Lolo carried him and went to buy "Lugaw" and bread. They went out still carrying the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" DVD.
The electricity went out the whole day making kids restless. So we decided to just go to the mall together with Maki's cousin Raphael and his Tita Felisa. We stroll around, play, eat, and buy some things that we need to buy. This is just to make the kids occupied and at least have some fun.
We stayed there until 7 PM (I think)and had our dinner at a fast food chain which Maki love to watch their show (I think it ended already for another season). Too bad we didn't know that the mall were having a costume party for the kids. Maki should have worn his Mushi King costume.
Third is tired and exhausted, because of the day I was so tired to make a blog post. Being with Maki at the mall really is very tiring. Even Mommy is all hands up with Maki when it comes to Maki's hyper activity.
So that's it and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!