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Monday, November 30

"Monday Rush : Holiday"

Today is holiday here in the Philippines. Thank goodness I don't have to prepare and rush to work! LOL! Anyway the day is okay and I was able to accomplish some things in the house. A little cabinet for the kitchen is enough to store some of the things that need to be stored. This is to keep them from being reached by Maki. You'll never know what he might grab in an instance. So lets just be very cautious and make everything in the house child friendly.



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Sunday, November 29

"Looking for a House and Lot to Buy"

Looking for a house that fits your lifestyle and your budget is really a hard one. Especially if your budget is limited. More often people get into deeper debt because of too expensive house and lot because average earners tends to get the high end class houses. Though their earnings is enough to pay for the mortgage and everything still it's not enough to support the lifestyle they are getting into.

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!


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Saturday, November 28

"Daddy Day Care : Medicine Problem"

Today is Saturday, another Daddy Day Care but thank God today is Mommy's day off. She didn't switch her day off. So, in other words both of us will be taking care of Maki.

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!



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Friday, November 27

"Not So General Cleaning"

Today is Friday and I'm still on leave. Enjoying the five day special emergency leave. The special leave was granted due to the typhoon ondoy and pepeng. This is to give employees a chance to clean and fix their houses which was damaged by the typhoons. And for those who are not directly affected by the typhoon a chance to clean the house and do whatever they want. So, mine is just a not so general cleaning of the house. If I do the general cleaning, well it might take weeks before I finished the general cleaning. That's why I just said it's a not so general cleaning. Just to fix and clean some stuff in the house that needs to be done. So I'll just enjoy cleaning the house. Good day!



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Tuesday, November 24

"Sweet Tooth"

Our little Maki hasn't grown all his teeth. When we last visited our Ninang Meng, who is a dentist, at his age his teeth was supposed to be almost complete already but it seems that his teeth development is much slower. I just pray that his teeth would be stronger as my teeth. Maki turned two last October and by that age it should have grown his canine teeth already. So what do you think? What's your experience with your kid?



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Monday, November 23

"Monday Rush : Not So Rush Anymore"

Another day that I managed to wake up early. But this time I was waking up from time to time to check on our little kid. Maki has fever we don't know if he was growing some tooth. Anyway I pray that he will get well soon.

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!


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Sunday, November 22

"Rest for a While"

A good day rest is indeed a recharging one. Though I'm taking care of our little boy I was able to rest today. Without any thoughts of work and other matters except for little kids health. But still, it's a good thing to rest once in a while. Maybe next time a good relaxing massage will do.


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"Another Tiring Saturday"

Yesterday was a very tiring day. The day started very early. Though I was so very sleepy I still have to wake up, work and do my tasks. It's another medical mission but this time it's in Tarlac City. This is the last for this year. Though all things was prepared very late we still manage to make it hours before the day of the activity. Preparing it was not that easy especially this days that a certain office is dealing with all the expenses of the company. I just don't know why that office is like that when there's supposed to be a bigger fish to fry. Anyway the show must go on!

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!


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Friday, November 20

"Busy Friday"

Another Friday night that I will be missing my little kid and my wife of course. Our office were I work will be having a medical mission again and this time it's in Tarlac City. We have to make sure that all supplies needed for the medical mission on Saturday is all accounted and ready for dispatch.

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.



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Wednesday, November 18

"Changes and Everything Nice"

It's been months since some of the top bloggers commented on my Yashiro Blog and all their comments have been the basis for some of the changes here. Since I really do wanted to make this blog a good one and an informative blog for others I'll be making another changes here starting this week. So little by little I'll putting some updates and changes.

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."


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Tuesday, November 17

"Survey Time : Diapers"

This is something new here Yashiro. I'll be putting up some survey from time to time and I'm requesting my followers and other bloggers who just come by to participate in this survey.

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.

In buying diapers what do you take into consideration?
Quality
Price
Comfort
Quantity
Quality and Price
Price and Comfort
Quantity and Price
  
pollcode.com free polls



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Monday, November 16

"Win Money From Mukhang Pera"

It's Mukhang Pera's birthday on the 26th of November and to celebrate his birthday his hosting a contest on his blog.

Cash are at stake:

Prizes

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.



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"Monday Rush : Early For the First Time"

For the very first time we were first who came in the office and thank God we're not late. Though I woke up almost 5:30 in the morning and my things are not yet packed I was able to or managed to cope up with the lost time. Five minutes before seven we were in NLEX already just enough time to get to Clark before 8:00 AM. I prayed that this will continue till the end of my contract or till I resign. Hahaha!


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Sunday, November 15

"Pacquiao and Cotto' Fight to Watch or Not to Watch"

Today will be Pacquiao and Cotto's big fight. I'll be watching it today. The only problem that I have today is will I let Maki watch it too or keep him away and let him sleep or watch other movie on the other house. I don't want to miss watching this fight because this will be another in boxing especially if Pacman wins this bout. It will be his seventh belt from different divisions. Aside from him being the number one pound for pound fighter.

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.



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Saturday, November 14

"Another Failed Contest"

This past months has been the month contests from different bloggers and it seems that my contest has been outcast. One reason for sure is the minimal prizes and lack of sponsors. Second is that I have not advertise it very much and my activity in Entrecard and other forums has been minimal also which makes it less noticed.

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!




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"My Sister's Wedding"

Today is my sister's wedding and everyone in the house is so busy preparing for the occasion. Of course Maki will be there as the ring bearer. I just pray he'll behave tomorrow. Anyway for now, this is just my post because I'm still busy doing some preparations also. I'm one of the EMCEE tomorrow and also I'm preparing some of the checklist of tasks and things to bring this afternoon. So... this is for now!


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Friday, November 13

"Manila Ocean Park Adventure"

After almost two weeks of thinking and conceptualizing of which part of our journey will I tell, now I finally made up my mind and decided to tell and write it all up. Though I know that it will for sure going to be long.

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.....


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Wednesday, November 11

"Games that I like to Watch"

I’m not much of a fan of any soccer or football team but I love to watch soccer. I love the thrill every time these players try to make a goal. There’s always excitement and the rush of blood every time the goalie block those kicks. I find this one site that is interesting and I know for sure that all Manchester United fans are more willing to view at this site. All Manchester United Highlights are featured on this site, their plays and their games. Giving all Manchester United fans a peek of what had happened from their previous plays and games.


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Monday, November 9

"Monday Rush: 5:45"

This morning is another rush hour for me. Another Monday morning and another Monday rush. Rush day because I woke up around 5:45 in the morning which I was supposed to wake up at 5:00 A.M. Fortunately I was able to catch up with the staff service. Thanks to the ever reliable king of the road drivers, I got to Highway at around 6:35. If you're wondering how I manage to get it all done in less than an hour, well I don't even know that I was that fast.

I just hope that Mondays shouldn't be that rushed again!


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Sunday, November 8

"Overcoming Frustrations"

At last we were able to attend today's Church Activity that was after three Sundays of not coming to Church. That's thanks to GOD! Also this is one of the Sunday's that we were able to listen to the whole Message without any interruption from Maki. Why? Well let's just say that Maki was to tired to poke out his eyes and do his hyperactive thing. In short Maki fall asleep before we came to the Church. That's a good thing!

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.

GODs role




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"Preschooler Tantrums"

Hushing your preschooler while having tantrums sure is tiring. Yesterday was the most tiring tantrums Maki ever had. I think he cried for almost 30 minutes. He wanted to turn on and off the DVD Player which is not a toy for him play with. Thanks to his Lola Mommy she was able to make him calm and watch some movie.

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!



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Thursday, November 5

"Australian Souvenirs"

After a long day at work I decided to relieve my stress in one of the amusement area in the mall. Capturing stuffed toys is one of my favorite machines to play at. Aside from it being a stress reliever it is also a cool present for my kid. That is if I can catch any of the toys lying inside the machine.

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.

So if I couldn't get it I'll just have to get it on Australiasouvenir.com. They offer a wide variety of toys and souvenirs from Australia.


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"Worst Day"

Today is another count for my worst day list. Adding up another bad experience in my life! I think this could be considered as one of those days that just suddenly came out of nothing then it grew to something tremendous that you couldn't easily bear.

If you have an old mouse that have a rolling ball underneath it, try to look at it? Did you noticed on the rollers the thick pile of dirt that most of the time causes your mouse to respond differently. Well, my situation as of today is like that. A piled up days that made me decide to push through a decision that I have been contemplating for the past few months. Maybe it's about time to make a very hard decision.

It's like sailing. Preparing for the voyage is not so easy because you'll have to make sure that all you need is well accounted. Pushing the boat offshore means tata or good bye because you'll never know when or if you'll ever be coming back. At first it may be subtle but as soon as the waves starts clashing and wind starts whooping your sail to different direction then you'll realize that it is hard to go offshore. You'll be missing the land. For sure it will be missed.

The trap has been and I'll just have to wait till they bit the bait.


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Wednesday, November 4

"Senior Care Services of Broward County Florida"

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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...."

Due to body aches and tiring day yesterday, I woke up late this morning and I was really late at work. Add up the heavy traffic that we caught along EDSA plus we were slowed down by the highway patrol. Whew what a day!

Right now I'm having a hard time making a blog post about what we did yesterday. First, my head is aching. Second, I'm somewhat not in the mood to write ups or anything right now. So I might as well write about it later to get a good story about yesterday.




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Monday, November 2

"At Last Manila Ocean Park"

Thanks to the good weather, our family was able to go to Manila Ocean Park and had a very good time. Manila Ocean Park is worth visiting. Right now I'll just blog about this pursued plan. This was supposed to be done last Saturday but because of the weather we weren't able to pursue it. We end up strolling the mall. Anyway we had it pursued today and it was tiring but it was fun.


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"Holiday Family Out"

A Monday holiday and I was hoping that we could do our planned activity this morning. A day at the Manila Ocean's Park together with my family. I just hope that I'll be able to wake up early today!

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Sunday, November 1

"Daddy Day Care : Brownout!"

Yesterday was supposed to be Daddy Day Care posting and we are supposed to have fun at the Manila Ocean's Park. We already had our plans for that day but because of some situation and the weather we were forced to cancel it and stayed in the house. And also because of some events that happened I wasn't able to post any blog post. To be exact with the events and situation here it is.

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.
mushi king costume
Anyway we had our fun though we're so very tired keeping the kids.

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!



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