Thursday, February 25, 2010

I'll Miss You Like Crazy

Today's the day Lloydie's new movie with Bea Alonzo will be shown in theaters!

According to this synopsis, John Lloyd will play the part of an account manager, while Bea will play the role of a front desk officer in a Malaysian hotel. The two meet and fall in love in the face of one minor hiccup - John Lloyd has a girlfriend (played by the suddenly famous Maricas Reyes) whose family owns the bank where John Lloyd works.

In other words, the movie will involve an uncomplicated, canned love story. The only light at the end of the tunnel is the fact that the movie is directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, who brought us my second favorite John Lloyd tandem of all time in the persons of Laida Magtalas and Miggy Montenegro via A Very Special Love. (The best love team, in my opinion, will always be Bash and Popoy in the 2007 "art film," One More Chance.)

* * *

It's nearing 4 p.m. on opening day and I still haven't bought tickets! I am torn actually. Because despite wanting to see Miss You Like Crazy so much, so I can in turn support the love of my life -

- what I'd really like to do more is come home to the only person who's able to dethrone John Lloyd in my heart of hearts -

Malik: Mas pogi kay John LLoyd.

I guess I'd have to skip most of John Lloyd's movies now, at least until I'm able to get over my separation anxiety. Until then, Lloydie, know that I'll miss you (and your movies) like crazy. Teehee.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Got Milk?

I have a problem. Since going back to work two weeks ago, I notice my milk supply's  been decreasing. I was fine the first few days. My "milk containers" became painfully engorged if I waited  hours before expressing milk. It was a good sign, because it meant I was able to bring home a decent amount of expressed milk at the end of the work day.

But then an out-of-town trip intervened, I skipped taking my malunggay supplements, and the logistics of it all just became too taxing (I have no real office, only a cubicle, so in order to express milk I had to sneak undetected into empty conference rooms whilst lugging my breast pump.) I started skipping sessions, including those that I used to wake up for in the wee hours of the morning. 

On Monday, I produced less than an ounce of breast milk after close to half an hour of pumping (Gasp). My milk supply's been continously decreasing since. My "milk containers" have become so dry, I fear they may be housing tumbleweeds.

What do I do? What I do? I'd really like to continue breastfeeding.

BEFORE: Feeding bottle filled with nutritious breast milk.

AFTER: "Yaya where's my milk? Huh? "

Nes"cafe"

This is a picture of my first cup of mystery brew* since giving birth. *So-called because it's taken from a giant dispenser at the office pantry and we never really know what's in that giant tub, do we?

I never finished it because I had to leave quick for an out-of-town trip. Today, I thought I'd reward myself with another cup courtesy of the new Nescafe coffee maker at the Board Room.

This was installed while I was away. In a meeting the other day, people were raving about how good the coffee tasted, even though it was the second-rate instant kind. I had the most soshal sounding of the flavors - cappuccino, open and end quotation marks.

I have been jittery the entire day because of my cappuccino, quote end quote. I must be at an all -time sugar-high.

Hey Nescafe, where has the actual COFFEE gone?! Wah.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Business Un-usual

Let's see. The last time I wrote something for this blog was on the 6th of February. That's two long weeks ago! No wonder I've been composing entries in my mind. I have been unconsciously missing blogging all this time.

Not that you're asking, but I'll tell you what I've been up to anyway. Mostly, I've been trying to get re-acquianted with my life as a 9 to 6 slave a.k.a. white-collared worker. Things have  been pretty busy since I reported back to work from my kulang na kulang na maternity leave. (I swear, if I ever make it to Congress, maternity leaves will be extended to 6 months at least. Hindi talaga kasya ang 2 months. Hindeeee!)

Having to wake up early mornings to attend to Malik boy plus a regular 9 to 6 office job equals a really tired me at the end of the day. So when I get home on weekdays, I'd really just like to do this...

...rather than browse the Internet. Sarap.

More on my new life as a working mom later. In the meantime, I have to go earn a living. Good morning guys!

Got Milk?

I have a problem. Since going back to work two weeks ago, I notice my milk supply's  been decreasing. I was fine the first few days. My "milk containers" became painfully engorged if I waited  hours before expressing milk. It was a good sign, because it meant I was able to bring home a decent amount of expressed milk at the end of the work day.
But then an out-of-town trip intervened, I skipped taking my malunggay supplements, and the logistics of it all just became too taxing (I have no real office, only a cubicle, so in order to express milk I had to sneak undetected into empty conference rooms whilst lugging my breast pump.) I started skipping sessions, including those that I used to wake up for in the wee hours of the morning. 


On Monday, I produced less than an ounce of breast milk after close to half an hour of pumping (Gasp). My milk supply's been continously decreasing since. My "milk containers" have become so dry, I fear they may be housing tumbleweeds.



What do I do? What I do? I'd really like to continue breastfeeding. 



BEFORE: Feeding bottle filled with nutritious breast milk.


AFTER: "Yaya where's my milk? Huh? "

Nes"cafe"

This is a picture of my first cup of mystery brew* since giving birth. *So-called because it's taken from a giant dispenser at the office pantry and we never really know what's in that giant tub, do we?



I never finished it because I had to leave quick for an out-of-town trip. Today, I thought I'd reward myself with another cup courtesy of the new Nescafe coffee maker at the Board Room.



This was installed while I was away. In a meeting the other day, people were raving about how good the coffee tasted, even though it was the second-rate instant kind. I had the most soshal sounding of the flavors - cappuccino, open and end quotation marks.


I have been jittery the entire day because of my cappuccino, quote end quote. I must be at an all -time sugar-high.


Hey Nescafe, where has the actual COFFEE gone?! Wah.

Business Unusual

Let's see. The last time I wrote something for this blog was on the 6th of February. That's two long weeks ago! No wonder I've been composing entries in my mind. I have been unconsciously missing blogging all this time.


Not that you're asking, but I'll tell you what I've been up to anyway. Mostly, I've been trying to get re-acquianted with my life as a 9 to 6 slave a.k.a. white-collared worker. Things have  been pretty busy since I reported back to work from my kulang na kulang na maternity leave. (I swear, if I ever make it to Congress, maternity leaves will be extended to 6 months at least.Hindi talaga kasya ang 2 months. Hindeeee!)


Having to wake up early mornings to attend to Malik boy plus a regular 9 to 6 office job equals a really tired me at the end of the day. So when I get home on weekdays, I'd really just like to do this...



...rather than browse the Internet. Sarap.


More on my new life as a working mom later. In the meantime, I have to go earn a living. Good morning guys!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ayan Na

The inevitable has happened. Our lives have begun to become intertwined...

I will meet you soon enough John Lloyd. I will meet you soon enough.

* In Photo: Ang John LLoyd ng buhay ko (L), Liz Uy (R)

John Lloyd Forever

Just because I am now a mom, who will have to juggle a full-time job with taking care of both my husband and my poging-poging kid, doesn't mean I have stopped following John Lloyd Cruz's career. We all know he has a movie showing this month with Bea Alonzo. It's titled, wait for it...Miss You Like Crazy.



We all know this because we've been hearing about in The Buzz. But as always, I will be the only one delusional enough to scream in anticipation and actually write about that anticipation in my blog. I love you John Lloyd! Waahh!

I can tell from the trailer, I will not like Bea Alonzo in this movie yet again. I don't care, because John Lloyd in a movie looking this deliciously dorky, is enough for me. I love the glasses and the tie Lloydie! Waahh!

Only in theaters! I'm so excited! Waahh! Award-winning Broadway musical, Rent, you will have to wait. Waahh!

* All photos obviously from Access Pinoy.

Dear PMS Friends

So I was getting my hair done some weeks ago. Guess who I saw featured in Cosmopolitan magazine...

It's Claire Francisco in all her super fit glory! She apparently runs marathons now. Since these photos were taken with a camera phone, I thought I'd help you by transcribing the article's blurb here:

"One former fat girl tells us all about her tumultuous battle with the scale...and her newfound determination to never be fat again."

If you ever see Claire, please tell her I said: (1) "Yowza." and (2) "Yey!"

Bugger

Is anyone else having problems with mosquitoes these days? It's weird. I've lived in this house all my life and this is the first time I've seen such a swarm of bugs day in and day out. They just won't go away. I have mosquito bites all over.

We've resorted to spraying the entire house with Baygon every weekend, but that doesn't seem to work anymore. Sabi ng yaya ni Malik, baka hinihimatay lang ang mga lamok sa Baygon. 'Pag wala nang tao, nagigising ulit sila. Nya.

My sister gave us citronella bug spray from human nature...

I like it because its made only of virgin coconut oil and organic citronella extract. I'm the only one who uses it in the house though because my mom says its smell freaks her out. Plus, even though this bug spray is entirely made of organic materials, the smell is just too strong for an infant. Malik has thus taken to sleeping with a kulambo over his crib...

As you can see, he doesn't seem to mind, but I'm still terribly scared. He can't, after all, stay inside his crib all the time.

Do you know of any safe mosquito killers around? What I want to do is KILL these mosquitoes, not just repel them, which is what citronella does. Hay, bwiset!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bugger

Is anyone else having problems with mosquitoes these days? It's weird. I've lived in this house all my life and this is the first time I've seen such a swarm of bugs day in and day out. They just won't go away. I have mosquito bites all over.

We've resorted to spraying the entire house with Baygon every weekend, but that doesn't seem to work anymore. Sabi ng yaya ni Malik, baka hinihimatay lang ang mga lamok sa Baygon. 'Pag wala nang tao, nagigising ulit sila. Nya.
My sister gave us citronella bug spray from human nature...

I like it because its made only of virgin coconut oil and organic citronella extract. I'm the only one who uses it in the house though because my mom says its smell freaks her out. Plus, even though this bug spray is entirely made of organic materials, the smell is just too strong for an infant. Malik has thus taken to sleeping with a kulambo over his crib...

As you can see, he doesn't seem to mind, but I'm still terribly scared. He can't, after all, stay inside his crib all the time.

Do you know of any safe mosquito killers around? What I want to do is KILL these mosquitoes, not just repel them, which is what citronella does. Hay, bwiset!
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