Sunday, May 27, 2012


Malik watched a movie in the cinema for the first time yesterday. We got him to watch MIB 3 in SM Megamall under pretense that he'll see aliens there "like the aliens in Ben 10."

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I have a dream

There really should be more parks and open spaces in Metro Manila. I've been living in this city for over thirty years and going to the mall on weekends is getting old. I wish we had more museums, parks,
clean and safe playgrounds, theaters, zoos and sports centers. And while we're at it, I wish the playgrounds and parks that we now have wouldn't have to be branded with the mayor's initials. (What's up with that? Ugh.)
In the meantime, we're settling for occasional trips to UP Diliman where the streets are lined with huge acacia trees and there's plenty of room to fly a kite.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012


By tomorrow, we'd have a week to head on over to The Ramp in Glorietta for the Anthology Sale.

The website doesn't have pictures of the collections on sale, but I was there about a week ago and here are what I saw.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Forbidden Broadway

Our friend OJ Mariano is playing one of four actors in Upstart Productions' version of Forbidden Broadway.

The cast of Forbidden Broadway
(L-R):  Lorenz Martinez, OJ Mariano, Liesl Batucan and Caisa Borromeo

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mang Kulas, pabili nga ng tsinelas

We finally found a pair of flip flops that Malik is willing to use. Behold, pogiboy's Ben 10 slippers. Why of course.

Malik's default footwear at home are really rubber clogs. But now that it's hot and he's sweaty all the time, these flip flops are ideal. Plus, Malik is running all the time. Since he's still getting the hang of these slippers, they happily slow him down. Yes.

That would be all, I think. There isn't much going on in the household lately. See you all around!

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Saturday, May 12, 2012


Must not forget to share photos of the weekend when Pao played football. I still cannot believe that some people enjoy spending their Sunday kicking a ball around, under the blazing heat of the sun.

This sport is, I think, especially difficult for the families. At least when you're playing, you're having fun. I cannot imagine how camping in the sidelines under such heat can be fun. Except maybe when your kid scores a goal. That would be awesome.

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Friday, May 11, 2012


I like that Pao and I are getting reasonable with our gift-giving. We used to want to outdo each other when it comes to gifts (Pao wins...always). But for our wedding anniversary this year, we impliedly agreed not to focus on the expensive. Not that we can afford them anyway. Hehe

So Pao received this -

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The circus is in town

I spent most of this day in the hospital. I wasn't sick, thank goodness. I just thought this year is a good year to finally make a habit of my annual physical exam. For nine hours, I was either made to wait or subjected to all possible lab tests and exams. I don't like hospitals. So naturally, today was draining for me.

But Pao scored tickets to the Grand China National Acrobatic Circus aka "Legend of the Dragon" (labo mehn) show at the SMART Araneta Coliseum. Malik's been to the Coliseum before but watching the circus is a first for him. We had to go.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A-camping we will go

You'd think from these pictures that we were in colder climates. But we really just spent last weekend in Clark, Pampanga (about an hour's drive from Manila).

We wanted to try out something new for our wedding anniversary this year. Pao booked us at the Clark Clearwater Resort at the last minute. I was apprehensive at first. From the less than spectacular pictures in the website, I was afraid the resort would be a dissapointment so we came prepared. We bought citronella diffusers (for mosquitoes) and brought our own beddings and towels, just in case. But despite the modest accomodations, I loved the place.

(A LOT more pictures after the jump)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

We've got plants

Our new shelf needed oomph and I needed something to occupy my time with, so we took home these tiny plants.

Here's my personal favorite.

I've never had to tend to plants before, but I think I can manage with these because they're hydrocultured. (Oooh, fancy. Heehee) That just means they don't need soil. They rest on these tiny pellets that contain enough minerals and absorb just enough water to keep them alive. As their human, I only have to water them 2x a week. I think I can manage that.

The smaller ones are P200 a pot. The medium one - the second plant that looks like a bonsai in the photos above - are at P300. We bought these in a stall in SM Megamall. If you'd like to try them out, go here for more information.

Here's an AFTER photo of our shelf, now happily accessorized.

Refreshing, yah.

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