Tuesday, June 10, 2014


I have a feeling that Izik will learn to talk early. At a little over a year old, he's learned these words -

Te - "tent," which is his favorite thing to do when he's on our bed. He'll grab a blanket, hand it to me and ask that I make a Te. He's giddy with excitement while I'm "making" the Te. Actually, I will just pull the blanket over my head and let him sit inside like this. He has no idea. Hehe

Buh - "ball" "balloon" or "bird" depending on what he's pointing at. In this photo Buh is a balloon.

Duh - "dog," typically our neighbor's poodle. I notice Izik loves animals. He's enjoyed watching them since he was a teeny baby. Sometimes he uses Duh to refer to all sorts of animals, other than a Buh (see above).

Dede - "milk". Izik learned this word before he turned a year old, which was fantastic because that leaves us with one less option to consider when he's crying. Now when Izik cries, we know he needs something other than Dede because if he did, he would have told us exactly that.

These are, of course, all in addition to "papa" and "mama" which Izik says occasionally but aren't really used to refer to Pao or myself yet. We'll work on these soon enough.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

A million things

...have happened since I last wrote on the blog. I was thinking of letting this thing just die a natural death, but I couldn't let go of all the memories that I've kept here all these years. Naks.

These are my kids. Remember them? They've gotten so big! Accck.
Let's go ahead and give you (my one reader) a rundown of our lives since February. I hope to write more extensively about these things when I find the time. If I don't get around to doing it, well, at least there's this post. Right.

Monday, February 10, 2014

On the one hand

Spent most of this afternoon reading schoolwork, preparing for a group report on Thursday. I expect not to have enough time during the workweek to finish what needs to be done. So a good part of the weekend had to be sacrificed.

Pao and Malik went to watch a movie. I stayed at home with Izik because I had reading to do. I ocassionally looked up from my book so I could watch Izik play with his yaya. He was laughing. I wasn't laughing with him. I was missing out on a lot.

Times like this afternoon, I wonder, "What was I thinking?". Do I really need another diploma in my life? Hmmm.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Crochet here, crochet there, crochet everywhere

I finished making all six amigurumi owls for my lawyer friends. Tada!

After these, I took a break from making amigurumi to try my hand at wearable crochet (other than hats and beanies). I first worked on this flower that I attached to a headwrap and gifted to my goddaughtter Bella -

And then a friend asked why I wasn't making baby booties. Come to think of it, making shoes wasn't really in my radar because I could buy those ready made. I didn't see any point in spending so much time making something that I could easily buy from SM. But I wanted to know if I could make one and so I did -

This project took a literal turn, unfortunately. I literally made just one bootie. Izik loved gumming on his new boot -

- but I made it too small for his feet. Toink.

So this project has been shelved. I will be making the other half when I meet a new little person whom I like enough to dress. :)

The last piece of wearable crochet that I made before working on my current project was a granny shawl for my mom. I hoarded on hand dyed cotton yarns in the prettiest of pastel colors -

My quality control specialist tested the yarns and said they were worth making into a masterpiece -

I kept taking breaks from this project though. Here is Izik using my half-done shawl as a "walking tool" (I know. Why is this 10-month old baby carrying a sword?!! Haha) -

And here is Malik using it in his afternoon role as "Galema". Hahaha -

I realized I don't enjoy doing the same stitch for so many rows. This got boring eventually. So I stopped after 17 rows and decided that it's going to be large scarf. Tada!

Detours and redefinitions notwithstanding, I like how this turned out. I will be getting a lot of use from it where we are going late this year. Yey.

Now I'm back to making toys. What have I been up to? This -


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