Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Joy of Discovery

I just had the best vacation in a long long time. Granted, I haven’t been out of Manila for almost 2 years, so I may have low standards. After all, it was just an overnight trip, it was just to Punta Fuego (a so-so resort), there was a mix-up in our accommodations, it took us 5-6 hours to complete a 3 hour drive (since we had to stop for meals, walks, and her naps), we had to bring a lot of things to make sure that the bear was comfortable, and it was crazy hot. Hmm, make that really low standards.

You know why I think I had the best vacation ever? I’ll give you a hint:

It’s such a joy watching the bear discover new things. From the flowers she saw in Tagaytay, to the school of fish in Nuvali, to the new food that we had her taste, to swimming in the pool in her mushroom salbabida, to reading her Mickey Mouse clubhouse book, to holding and scribbling crayons for the first time, to coloring our pillows and comforter with said crayons (definitely not for the last time — I really hope Crayola is being truthful when they said they’re washable), there is not a moment of the last few days that I would trade for anything in the world. (Ok, it would’ve been nice if she could nap in the car.)

The look on her face when she learns something new, when she says a new word (‘No’ and ‘boobs’ are her latest) is priceless. There are so many things I want her to experience, and I am looking forward to our next adventure. 🙂


Posted by on 04/26/2012 in Parenthood, Uncategorized


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Holy Week 2012

While I have some thoughts that I want to share, I’d have to put them on hold — I still have 3 days of the long weekend to enjoy with the bear. But I wanted to show you what we’ve been doing for the past 2 days. It’s been awesome thus far.

We started the 5 day holiday by putting up our height chart which we bought from Amazon. I see that they’re selling it now for $3.49. Damn it, I bought mine for $6!

We also visited the bear’s ninang – who has been my good friend since we were 5 years old. I won’t tell you how long that’s been because that’ll give away our age :p The bear ran around the garden, scared my friend’s pet poodle (not in the picture because he was hiding in the bushes), and enjoyed the koi pond.

We also discovered that the bear loves sharing her food. There she is in the bottom left shoving putting into my mouth a piece of mamon. She also shares her pancakes with her yaya. She won’t eat unless we also eat with her. I’m not sure whether it’s a Filipino or a Chinese trait since I know people from both cultures who really insist on sharing what they have regardless of whether you wanted to accept it. It’s actually kinda sweet.

I’m looking forward to the next 3 days of the weekend. So many things to do and to experience with the bear.

Happy Easter! I hope your vacation is going as well as ours. 🙂

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Posted by on 04/07/2012 in Parenthood


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OMFG, a Cupcake ATM!

I saw this on Reality Pod today. While I love cupcakes, I’m really glad the technology is not yet available here in the Philippines. A beautiful cupcake available 24/7 would be too difficult for me and my tummy (who is currently on a diet) to resist.

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Posted by on 04/02/2012 in Others, Uncategorized


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