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Gawain ng isang 6 na buwang buntis....

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Lagi na lang masakit ang mata ko. Kasalanan ko naman kaya hindi ako nagccomplain. May nadiscover kasi akong game sa cellphone ni Chocoboy. Bubble Bash. Hay, hindi ko dapat ito nadiscover. Lagi akong napupuyat dahil dito. Kahit antok na antok na ako, panay pa rin ang sabi ko ng "Last game na". Si Chocoboy, suko na sa akin. Di na nya mahawakan ang cellphone nya. Proposal nga nya, magpalit na kami ng phone.

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Kagabi, nagulat ako na halos alas dose na pala pero panay pa rin ang laro ko. Kaya pala panay ang sipa ni Tyler. Naiirita na rin siguro dahil hindi pa ako natutulog.

So kanina, sinabihan ko si Chocoboy. Ipapahiram nya lang ang phone sa akin pag rest day ko. Goodluck naman sa akin.

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Hindi ako nagbreakfast kanina sa bahay pero ang dami kong niluto na beef tapa at sinangag. Sayang at di ko na naisip kuhanan ng picture. Kami ni Chocoboy, nagbaon para sa lunch namin. Yung natitira, na mahigit kalahating kaldero pa ng sinangag, para kay TSA. Breakfast nya.

Mula ng mag graveyard shift si TSA, hindi na kami nagkikita. Balik na naman kami sa dating schedule. Nakaalis na ako pag dumadating sya. At nakaalis na sya pag dumadating ako. Textmates na lang kami. Nagkikita lang kami pag rest day ng isa sa amin. So every Saturday night at Tuesday morning. O diba? Long distance relationship ba ito? hehehe

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Pagdating ko dito sa opisina, laking gulat ko na may pizza breakfast ako courtesy of my supervisor. Ang saya naman. Kaya pala wala ako sa mood magbreakfast. Super carbs ako dito. Kaya heto, 7 hours after eating the pizza, hindi ko pa rin nakakain ang aking packed lunch... Malamang iuwi ko pa yun at magiging dinner ko.

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Pero ang nakakapagtaka, wala man ako sa mood kumain ng kanin, natatakam naman ako sa mga tinapay. Nung isang araw pa ako nagccrave sa ensaymada. Bumili ako ng Marby's Mongo Ensaymada sa Mini-Stop. Super Sarap. Promise. Sulit ang 32 pesos. Hehehehe

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Thank you Lord at na-approve po ang VL ko para sa birthday ni Chocoboy sa July 7. Talagang July is a new month. Fresh start. Will make a Herculean effort not to be tardy and absent.

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Last but not the least, Happy Birthday kay Kakosang Kulot. May God bless you onyour special day and all throughout the year! Pasencya na at hindi ako makakarating sa engrande mong party... alam mo naman ang sitwasyon... God bless!

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Tyler is now 26 weeks old!

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Measuring your baby from top to toe with his legs extended, he is about 14 inches/ 35.6 centimeters. He weighs a little more than 1.6 pounds/ 760 grams. Your baby's eyes begin to open around now. Response to sound grows more consistent toward the end of the seventh month, when the network of nerves to the ear is complete. He also continues to take small breaths and although he's only breathing in water and not air, it's still good practice for when he's born.

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An Asian Perspective

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As usual, I spent my free time reading Atty. Connie Veneracion's blog.

Apart from teaching how to be a better cook, her site is a goldmine of useful information for wives and mothers alike. Yesterday, I came across an article that she wrote three years ago that struck a chord in me.

Here is an excerpt:

I’m Asian and was raised up in a typical Asian family, which meant ideals like meeting my parents’ expectations and repaying them for raising me were already woven into my life before I was even conceived…

Your parents are responsible for raising you. You are not responsible for them. Although it’s honorable to make sure your parents have a good life, don’t do it out of guilt.

Remember, realizing that you don’t owe your parents isn’t enough. You have to accept it and get over the guilt. That’s the most important point you have to remember. You have to practice snapping yourself out of that guilt or you’ll end up shaping your life the way they see fit. To me, living a fake life or one that you’re not happy with is worse than suicide.

To read the full article, click here.

I always tell Chocoboy, I am truly thankful that God found me worthy enough to have him. He is truly the best blessing in my life. I want him to live out his life the way he wants to. I want him to be happy. While it is true that he is our (TSA and moi) responsibility, it is because we decided to have him. People have kids because they made the choice to forever have their hearts go walking around outside their bodies. We will never burden our son with the thought that he needs to take care of us when we are older. The same goes for his little brother Tyler who is due to come out on September. This is not a case of "re-paying" as I have heard other parents impose on their kids. We are not your responsibilities. Your dad and I have lived our lives. We will be happiest when we see the two of you live yours.

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Si TSA at ang bata sa bus

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Super laki na ng tyan ko. Super obvious na buntis, at hindi busog lang. Pero kahit ganito na ang kalagayan ko, lagi pa rin akong matagal na nakatayo sa byahe. Walang nagpapaupo. Deadma. Minsan, yung mga lalake, inaagawan pa ako ng upuan. Yung iba namang nakaupo na, kunyari nakatingin sa malayo, nanonood ng tv, o tulog.

Kahapon, pagdating ko sa bahay, super daldal na naman si TSA. Kwento nya ang nangyari sa kanya sa byahe.

Sa Cubao daw, may sumakay na batang kasing edad ni Chocoboy. May dalang sako. Halata daw na basurero yung bata. Pero malinis naman daw at walang amoy.

Nakiusap daw yung bata ng maayos sa konduktor na kung puede libre na lang sya dahil wala talaga syang pera at gusto na nyang umuwi ng Palmera. (Malayo ang Palmera. Lagpas pa ito sa bahay namin.)

Sabi daw ng konduktor hanggang Philcoa lang. Hindi kumibo ang bata. Nakatayo lang sa buong byahe. Kahit may mga bakanteng upuan, nakatayo ang bata. Nahihiya siguro.

Pagdating sa Philcoa, may mga construction worker na pinagdiskitahan ang bata.

"Pababain na yan. Basurero. Mabaho yan", sigaw daw ng mga construction workers.

Na-pressure ata ang konduktor. Inaway na din ang bata at pilit na pinapababa ang paslit.

Naawa si TSA. Naiisip daw nya kasi na parang si Chocoboy ang bata.

Nagmakaawa ang bata sa konduktor. "Sige na kuya, gusto ko lang po makauwi".

"Delikado pa ito. Wala kang bayad. Baka may masama ka pang balak", sabi daw ng konduktor sa bata.

Di na nakapagpigil si TSA. "Magkano ba hanggang Palmera?", tanong nya sa konduktor.

"35",sagot nito. "Pero ibaba na yan. Delikado. Mabaho pa", tuloy pa nito.

"Eto bayad nung bata. Hindi naman mabaho. Kanina pa yan nakatayo sa tabi ko", sabi ni TSA.

Panay pa daw bulong ng konduktor. Natahimik naman ang mga construction workers.

"Ano pa ba problema?", tanong ni TSA. "Diba bayad lang naman ang dinadaing mo kanina? Tignan mo nga yung bata. Mag-isa lang yan. Nakiusap naman sayo ng maayos. Paano naging delikado yan? Ang delikado, maulan ngayon tapos paglalakarin mo yan mula Cubao hanggang Palmera".

Tahimik ang konduktor. Itinabi ni TSA sa kanya ang bata. Nangingilid ang luha. "Thank you po", sabi nito sa kanya.

Tumango ang TSA. Nilayo ang tingin. Mababaw ang luha nya. Ayaw nyang mag-iyakan sila ng bata.

May kumausap kay TSA na babae. "Wala na talagang tulungan ngayon dito sa Pinas noh?", sabi nito sa kanya.

"Oo nga. Kawawa na nga, kinakawawa pa. Kung makakapag aral lang itong bata na ito, baka maging presidente pa natin ito", sagot ni TSA.

Tahimik na ang byahe. Napapangiti na lang si TSA dahil usapan ng ilang sakay na ibinayad nya ang bata. Nakayuko na lang ang mga construction workers.

Bago bumaba, kinausap ni TSA ang konduktor. Humingi ng pasensya. Nagpaumanhin din ang konduktor. Wag daw mag alala. Ibababa nya ang bata sa Palmera.

Natuwa ako kasi alam ko naman na mabait si TSA, pero isa na naman ito sa mga halimbawa kung gaano talaga sya katino na tao. Kahit kasi kasama nya kami ni Chocoboy sa byahe, nagpapaupo talaga sya ng mga bata, babae, buntis at matatanda. Proud kami ni Chocoboy kasi alam pa nya sa sarili nya yung obligasyon nya sa kapwa nya. Pero sa kwento ni TSA, nalungkot din ako. Naisip ko ang araw araw kong kalbaryo sa pagbbyahe at ang pagbabago sa paligid natin.

Nakakalungkot noh? Ang dami mang modernisasyon sa paligid, marami ding nawala na mahalaga. Nawalan tayo ng pakialam sa kapwa.

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Almost Famous

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Natawa kami ni Chocoboy sa kwento ni TSA. Bigla daw syang naging "popular" sa opisina.

4pm ang uwian ni TSA. Dahil super init, naisipan niyang tumambay muna sa lobby ng Octagon (behind Megamall) bago umuwi with his workmates.

Nagulat sya ng may kumalabit sa kanya.

"TSA", sabi ng kumalabit.

Deadma ang TSA. Kinalabit sya ulit...... "TSA".

Paglingon ni TSA, si Luke Jickain pala ang tumatawag sa kanya. Yup, tama. Ang actor / model na si Luke Jickain.

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Team mate ni TSA si Luke sa football.

"Hey Luke!", bati ni TSA. "What are you doing here?"

"May contract signing ako bro. Sa Nisce," sagot naman ni Luke na hindi talaga aware kung gaano sya kagandahan sa personal.

"You work here, bro? Let me guess, call center noh?", tanong pa ni Luke.

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Sabi ni TSA, habang nag-uusap daw sila ni Luke, super daming mga tao na panay ang lapit at papicture. Medyo naiilang nga daw sya, pero nabilib daw sya kay Luke kasi walang kayabang yabang. Tuloy lang sa pakikipag usap sa kanya. Syempre, parang naging celebrity na rin ang TSA. Malamang, kasali na sya sa mga picture dahil mega chika lang ang Luke sa kanya.

May moment pa nga daw na tinawag na si Luke ng PA nya. Gulat si TSA dahil ang sagot ay "Wait, I'm talking to my friend here". Bongga.

Nung nagpaalam na si Luke kay TSA, si TSA naman ang pinagkaguluhan ng mga officemates. Mega interview. Madami daw na biglang gustong sumali (boys) sa football. Pero mas marami ang gustong manood at maging friend si Luke (girls and gays).

Haist, iba talaga ang may face value.

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Thank you Sis!

You really are my lifesaver!

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Will you adopt a bear?

Saw this on yahoo.com...

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The Slovenian Logar family has adopted the three-and-half-month-old bear cub that strolled into their yard about 30 days ago. Although the family would like to prepare a fenced enclosure for it, veterinary authorities would prefer to move it into a shelter for wild animals.

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Playing with the guy who adopted him...

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Having fun with the family dog (na walang choice hehe)

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Goofing around..

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Cutie..

While I appreciate the thought behind adopting the bear cub, I can't help but feel apprehensive. After all, bears are wild animals. Melo (the cub's name) might be all cute and cuddly now, but what happens when he gets all grown up? Even if the adoptive family becomes successful in "taming" him, there is still the risk of Melo harming them, unintentional or not.

This kinda reminds me of "The Cove". Dolphins are meant to swim freely. Not to be caged in some pool, forced to perform tricks for our pleasure.

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23 week old Tyler...

I am comforted by the fact that the sounds Tyler is hearing now won't bother him outside the womb. Ang iingay kasi nila Bettina (the newest addition), Char, Penny at Greggy.

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Your baby now weighs a little over one pound/ 500 grams and measures about 11.4 inches/ 29 centimeters from crown to heel. Her hearing is well established and she can make out a distorted version of your voice, the beating of your heart and your stomach rumblings. Loud noises often heard in utero, such as the barking of a dog next door or the roar of a vacuum cleaner, probably won't bother your child when she hears them outside the womb.

Some studies seem to indicate that the unborn prefer classical music.

In addition to advances in your baby's hearing, her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing. She's swallowing but she normally won't pass her first stool (called meconium) until after birth.

If your baby were to be born now, she would have a small chance of survival (about 16 per cent) with the right care. Every day in the womb makes a difference at this stage. If she was born at 24 weeks her chance of survival would rise to 44 per cent.

As for you, you may feel clumsy now that your centre of gravity has shifted. Your gums may bleed when you brush your teeth and your belly button, once an 'innie', may now stick out. Don't worry. It'll revert to its pre-baby state soon after you give birth.

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Moody Me

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Habang lumalaki ang tyan ko, lalo akong nagiging moody. Ewan ko ba, hindi ko mapigilan. Minsang masaya ako, tapos biglang mabbwist. Biglang nasasabi ko ang mga bagay na dapat sarilinin ko na lang.

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Nung Monday, iba talaga ang timpla ko. Sa bus pa lang, mainit na ulo ko. Basta hindi ko ma-explain. Hindi ko mapigilan.

Anyway, sa likuran ako ng driver nakaupo. Tatluhan yun. Dalawa pa lang kami na nakaupo. May sumakay na babae. Tumabi sa amin. Malaki ang bag nya. Pinipilit nya na umurong pa kami. Wala nang uurungan. Siguro kung posible na lumusot kami sa bintana kakasiksik nya, lumusot na kami.

Naiinis na ako. Pinipigilan ko.

Sinisiksik nya ang bag nya para umurong kami. Di ko na kinaya. Nag react na ako.

"Ano ba miss? Siksik ka ng siksik ng bag mo, kita mo nang ang laki ng tyan ko!"

Tumayo ang ale. Lumipat ng upuan. Wala nang nagtangka na tumabi sa akin. Kahit pa mga bagong sakay. Na-sense ata nila na may topak ako.

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Sa opisina naman, nainis ako ni Bearwin. Halos isang oras na lang uwian na. Malas naman at inabutan ako ni Bearwin na hindi nag GMRC sa eskwelahan.

Dumaan sya sa likod ko sabay announce ng may kalakasang boses: "CSA, you are absent again. During the weekend pa ha."

Nagpanting ang tenga ko. Tama ba na iannounce sa lahat? Sumagot ako. Malakas din ang boses.

"Hindi ko naman dinedeny na absent ako. Pasensya ka na ha. Buntis kasi ako. Sumasama ang pakiramdam."

Sumagot pa rin ang Bearwin. "But you were absent."

Nakasimangot ako. Hindi ko sya tinitignan. Alam ko na pag tumingin ako sa mukha nya, baka tumayo ako at makipagsigawan.

Lumapit si Bearwin. "Galit ka?", tanong nya.

"Hindi. Pagod ako. Buntis nga kasi ako. Panay ang sipa ng anak ko."

"Galit ka ata eh", pangungulit nya.

"Hindi nga", sagot ko.

"Smile ka na. Sige ka, maaapektuhan ang FCR mo", sabi ni Bearwin bago lumakad palayo.

Bwisit pa rin ako. Haist. Ayoko na talaga sya makita. Kung puede lang na mag maternity leave na ako. Ginawa ko na. Pramis.

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Hirap pa rin ako matulog. Super energetic si Tyler. Sipa dito, sipa doon. Excited ako sa katapusan para sa ultrasound. Gustong gusto ko na sya makita. Actually, gusto ko na syang lumabas. Kargahin. Yung maamoy sya. Pero ayoko mag labor. Gusto ko lang matulog, at pag gising... voila!!! Ayun na si baby! Ang scenario na yan ang lagi ko ngayong pinagdadasal. Ayokong maulit ang halos pamamaos ko dahil sa kasisigaw nung ipinanganak si Chocoboy.

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Ang problema ba pag hindi pinag usapan, resolved na? Punong-puno na ako. Naiinggit nga ako sayo, sa totoo lang. Ang himbing mong matulog. Wala kang problema. Normal ba na mainit ang ulo, matutulog, at pag gising kinabukasan, wala na yung problema? Na okay na?

Hindi okay. Ako, hindi ako natutuwa. Naninikip na dibdib ko. Masamang masama loob ko. Isa rin yan sa dahilan kung bakit hirap ako matulog. I am trying so hard not to feel bad, dahil alam ko mararamdaman din ito ni Tyler. Pero nahihirapan ako. I keep thinking "I must have done something really bad in the past to be this miserable".

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Tyler is now 21 weeks old

Kicking all the time. Having difficulties sleeping.

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How your baby's growing:

Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like she's practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now, and if you're having a girl, her vagina has begun to form as well.

How your life's changing:

You're probably feeling pretty comfortable these days. You're not too big yet, and the usual discomforts associated with early pregnancy are, for the most part, gone. If you're feeling good, relax and enjoy it while you can — the third trimester may bring with it a new crop of complaints.

That's not to say you won't have some minor glitches to deal with now. For example, increased oil production may contribute to the development (or worsening) of acne. If that's the case, be diligent about washing well with a gentle soap or cleanser twice a day, and make sure that any moisturizer or make-up you use is oil-free. Don't take any oral acne medications — some are very hazardous during pregnancy — or use any topical acne products without first checking with your practitioner.

You're also more prone to varicose veins now. As your pregnancy progresses, there's increasing pressure on the veins in your legs; higher progesterone levels, which may cause the walls of your veins to relax, can make the problem worse. You're more likely to get varicose veins if other family members have them. Also, they tend to get worse with each successive pregnancy and as you age. To help prevent or minimize varicose veins, exercise daily, prop up your feet and legs whenever possible, sleep on your left side, and wear maternity support hose.

You may also notice so-called spider veins (a group of tiny blood vessels near the surface of your skin), particularly on your ankles, legs, or face. They may have a spider- or sunburst-like pattern with little branches radiating out from the center, they may look like the branches of a tree, or they may be a group of separate thin lines with no particular pattern. Though they may be a bit unsightly, spider veins don't cause discomfort and usually disappear after delivery.

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