Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cheers!

We're welcoming the New Year inside our room, to keep Malik away from all the smoke and the noise outside, even though he doesn't seem to mind the latter. In fact, he's sleeping through millions of super lolos as I write this. Ladi-da.

Truth be told, we would have loved to join the celebrations. Our new neighbors appear to have an endless supply of fireworks, which would have been a sight to behold. Maybe we'll see those a few years from now when Malik's older. In the meantime, like I said, I have everything I need right here...

Happy New Year everyone! 2009 was personally good to me. Here's wishing the good vibes continue to pour in in 2010. Cheers!

P.S. Attention Multiply: The blog template does not allow for 2010 entries yet. Ayan, I had to antedate this blog. - 1 January 2010 * 1:14 AM * San Juan, MM

Cheers!

We're welcoming the New Year inside our room, to keep Malik away from all the smoke and the noise outside, even though he doesn't seem to mind the latter. In fact, he's sleeping through millions of super lolos as I write this. Ladi-da.

Truth be told, we would have loved to join the celebrations. Our new neighbors appear to have an endless supply of fireworks, which would have been a sight to behold. Maybe we'll see those a few years from now when Malik's older. In the meantime, like I said, I have everything I need right here...

Happy New Year everyone! 2009 was personally good to me. Here's wishing the good vibes continue to pour in in 2010. Cheers!

P.S. Attention Multiply: The blog template does not allow for 2010 entries yet. Ayan, I had to antedate this blog.  - 1 January 2010 * 1:14 AM * San Juan, MM

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Greeting

Wait, in relation to this, I channeled my inner non-techie and made a Christmas Greeting for y'all. I-download niyo naman, para hindi sayang ang effort ko. Haha

Merry Christmas from the Zamoras!

Break

I was looking at photos in Pao's phone the other day when I saw this picture of me at the doctor's office some weeks back.

My gad, I look horrible. I look worse than the time I lost sleep over missing a Negotiable Instruments exam in law school. Long story.

When you look in the mirror or a photo of yourself with hair dried up like this, eyebags the size of real bags, and no make-up (which means I couldn't even find the time to put on make-up. What a travesty!)...it's time to take a break.

So, last week, we dropped off Malik at the in-laws for some hours off mother duty. My first order of business was to say hello to Pipo. Hi, dawg. Did you miss me?

I miss Pipo so much. He would have made an excellent companion for when I'm taking care of Malik in the early mornings. I could talk to him while changing diapers, and he'll be around to bug me so I won't fall asleep while feeding the little boy. But alas, owing to all his fur, he had to go. Hey, Pipo, Pipo.

Anyway, he's in good hands now. In Kuya Dipi's specifically...

The second order of business is to get my customary sugar fix. Bubble Tea Almond Milk Shake. Heaven.

Walked around the mall a little after that and then went back to Pao's to bring Malik home. We were away 3 hours tops, because no matter how tired we were, it's always good to be back.

Wagi

Malik turned a month old on Christmas Day. My gad, that's cause for a super mega celebration! After the blur that was the last four weeks, Pao and I feel like seasoned pros at diapering, burping, feeding, bathing, and rocking already.

The cradle hold. Naks.

Burp, Malik. Daddy's sleepy already.

An actual (censored) photo of Malik taking a bath. My shirt is so appropriate for the occassion, don't you think?

Please, folks. This is a private moment. No photos! (Hehe)

On a personal note, I never thought I'd say this, but I actually can breastfeed Malik in my sleep. Hala As proof, here's an actual (censored) photo of me sleepfeeding. No stir. Taken by Pao on his camera phone...


I choose not to obsess about Malik's progress. I think babies and children ought to develop at their own pace. For now, I'm happy knowing Malik remains a healthy, happy baby. He's grown from this little fellow here...

...to this rounder, more active fellow here.

We make Malik hold his own mittens. He's "advanced" that way. Wahaha.


Positive jujus all around, son. Happy 1st month birthday!

Break

I was looking at photos in Pao's phone the other day when I saw this picture of me at the doctor's office some weeks back.

My gad, I look horrible. I look worse than the time I lost sleep over missing a Negotiable Instruments exam in law school. Long story.

When you look in the mirror or a photo of yourself with hair dried up like this, eyebags the size of real bags, and no make-up (which means I couldn't even find the time to put on make-up. What a travesty!)...it's time to take a break.

So, last week, we dropped off Malik at the in-laws for some hours off mother duty. My first order of business was to say hello to Pipo. Hi, dawg. Did you miss me?

I miss Pipo so much. He would have made an excellent companion for when I'm taking care of Malik in the early mornings. I could talk to him while changing diapers, and he'll be around to bug me so I won't fall asleep while feeding the little boy. But alas, owing to all his fur, he had to go. Hey, Pipo, Pipo.

Anyway, he's in good hands now. In Kuya Dipi's specifically...

The second order of business is to get my customary sugar fix. Bubble Tea Almond Milk Shake. Heaven.

Walked around the mall a little after that and then went back to Pao's to bring Malik home. We were away 3 hours tops, because no matter how tired we were, it's always good to be back. 

Wagi

Malik turned a month old on Christmas Day. My gad, that's cause for a super mega celebration! After the blur that was the last four weeks, Pao and I feel like seasoned pros at diapering, burping, feeding, bathing, and rocking already.
The cradle hold. Naks. 

Burp, Malik. Daddy's sleepy already.

An actual (censored) photo of Malik taking a bath. My shirt is so appropriate for the occassion, don't you think?

Please, folks. This is a private moment. No photos! (Hehe)

On a personal note, I never thought I'd say this, but I actually can breastfeed Malik in my sleep. Hala  As proof, here's an actual (censored) photo of me sleepfeeding. No stir. Taken by Pao on his camera phone... 

I choose not to obsess about Malik's progress. I think babies and children ought to develop at their own pace. For now, I'm happy knowing Malik remains a healthy, happy baby. He's grown from this little fellow here...

...to this rounder, more active fellow here.
We make Malik hold his own mittens. He's "advanced" that way. Wahaha.

Positive jujus all around, son. Happy 1st month birthday! 

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Photofinish

Yesterday, I finally found the time to wrap presents for the Holidays, while the little boy was doing this -

(Taken with my camera phone)

Unlike in previous years, however, where our Christmas wrappers are usually themed, i.e. Filipiniana (brown craft paper with abaca strings), this year's gifts will only be hurriedly wrapped in Hallmark Buy 2 Take 1 wrappers. The wrappers will especially not be festive for the kids, as they definitely look like they're meant for the tander-cats.

Gifts for our nephews and nieces. Believe it, these old looking boxes are meant for 5 month to 3 year old kids. Baduy.

It doesn't matter. What matters is being able to spread the Christmas cheer later. Meantime, I think I should go. I may still be able to sleep before Malik wakes up for his 9 a.m. meal.

Merry Christmas everyone! Queso De Bola, here I come!

Photofinish

Yesterday, I finally found the time to wrap presents for the Holidays, while the little boy was doing this -
(Taken with my camera phone)
Unlike in previous years, however, where our Christmas wrappers are usually themed, i.e. Filipiniana (brown craft paper with abaca strings), this year's gifts will only be hurriedly wrapped in Hallmark Buy 2 Take 1 wrappers. The wrappers will especially not be festive for the kids, as they definitely look like they're meant for the tander-cats.
Gifts for our nephews and nieces. Believe it, these old looking boxes are meant for 5 month to 3 year old kids. Baduy.

It doesn't matter. What matters is being able to spread the Christmas cheer later. Meantime, I think I should go. I may still be able to sleep before Malik wakes up for his 9 a.m. meal.

Merry Christmas everyone! Queso De Bola, here I come!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Missed It

Pao went to a Christmas merienda at his boss' house tonight. I chose to stay home to: (1) take care of Malik and (2) join chuvaness' 6 millionth reader contest. I had my email written out and ready to be sent. I waited and waited. It was 5,998,000 something something one minute and then bam -

I missed the 6 millionth counter! Where did the 2,000 readers come from in two minutes? Where?! Dang it. I so wanted the Daphne Linens...

And the Red Mango gift certificates! Sayang.


Question

When the deadline for the filing of certificates of candidacy arrived late November, most political ads were taken off the airwaves. All, except for Manny Villar's, which continue to plague us to this day.

Soon after, other politicians followed Villar's lead, apparently realizing that it's perfectly fine to still show their ads on TV even though they have already declared their intentions to run for public office. As a result, we now have countless political ads bugging us day in and day out, i.e. Bro. Eddie Villanueva's "Eddie Ako" campaign (in fairness, na-LSS ako sa jingle niya.)

I'm confused. Isn't there a ban on political ads* anymore? COMELEC, where are you?

* For reference, check out spot.ph's 10 Cheesy Political TV Ads. Siyempre, Mar Roxas' padyak video tops the list. Remember that? Gag.

Noontime Show

You notice I changed the look of my blog in time for Christmas. Yey. Nevermind that we will never experience snow in the Philippines in our lifetimes. (Well, unless the polar ice caps melt soon, which we don't like. No, no, no.) The sight of snow makes me feel very Christmas-y. La-di-da.

Unfortunately, I haven't found the time to buy Christmas presents yet. Sorry to all my inaanaks and to Pao's too, because I almost always buy presents for the both of us. So far, all of my Christmas shopping has been done game show-style. As in I try to cover as many presents as I can in two hours, mall parking excluded, after which I would have to go home to feed Malik again.

The other day, I was able to sneak out of the house to buy only the essentials. Here's my gift for the husband...

A couple of mandatory kris kringle gifts*...

And pasalubong for Malik...**

I also accomplished buying presents for the office only yesterday, huge thanks to Starbucks. They have these Christmas gift cards...

...that entitle the bearer to one tall drink of their choice plus two additional add-ons. And they're only PhP145! Yes.

We're hoping to finish our Christmas shopping tomorrow, when we drop off Malik at the in-law's in the morning. I'm going to see Pipo too for the first time in weeks, so I'm really very excited. Four days to go, people! Merry Chismax! Am-yum-yum..

* Due to time constraints, a.k.a newborn son to take care of, our gifts this year will come either in the form of a red ampao envelope or wrapped in their original retail store paper bags. Sorry, you guys, no time for wrapping gifts.

** Found a store in V-Mall Greenhills called Buleeleets. They sell infant clothes, i.e. Carter's, at a fraction of the price. Bought this 5-pack wiggle suit for Malik for only PhP599, in case you'd like to buy too for Christmas.

Bye!


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