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28 December 2006


It's my first Christmas as a wife and turned out to be quite a tiring but very happy one! Christmas day started pretty early for me because I had to prepare lunch not only for me and Charlie and Malyn (Charlie's cousin who's staying with us) but also for my family who spent the day with us. By 11:30, everything was ready and then my parents and siblings arrived at around 12:15. I'm just sorry that my only brother Howard didn't get to spend Christmas with us because he went straight to our Grandma's house (hehehe, not following instructions kasi) Anyway, I cooked crispy hipon, carbonara, fried pork chops and Charlie grilled Tilapia and Bangus with tomato and onion stuffing. It was super nakakapagod to cook for many persons pero ok lang, kasi sulit naman when they asked for second servings kasi they liked what I prepared for them. I also enjoyed watching my sisters' reaction to the gifts that Charlie and I bought them, kakatuwa talaga kasi you know they really liked it. Medyo nakakapagod din yung clean-up, buti na lang Malyn was there to help out. hmmm... next kwento, NEW YEAR naman.

15 December 2006

Belated Pictures

I have finished my decorating our house for Christmas as early as November 3 but for various reasons, I have yet to post a picture of what I did, but better late than never so... here it is!

13 December 2006

Happy Birthday Mommy!

The second of seven children of Eleuterio and Rosario Peñafuerte, Adelaida grew up in a happy home. Her father, fondly called Amang Terio, being a war veteran was strict but generous and her mother, Inang Chayong was nurturing and industrious. Although theirs weren’t a rich family, Dely as well as her siblings were able to finish their studies. She became a teacher at age 20 and was able to teach both in private and public schools. Dely became a wife at age 26 and a mother at 27. Currently still an educator for a public elementary school, she could best be described as hard-working. But her good points don’t end there… she is also God-fearing, intelligent, dedicated, loving, patient and extremely kind. (Hey, what else can I say…my siblings and I are planning to build a fan club! Hehehe!)

Happy, happy 59th Birthday Mommy! I love you so much… I can only pray that I could be half as good a person as you. And I hope we were able to make your birthday special yesterday.

Her morning was spent with me at PRC renewing her license and me getting mine (Yey! One more change of name accomplished! 4 more to go…) and then since we were finished early, we went to SM Manila and had lunch at Wendy’s Restaurant because she just loves the bacon mushroom melt there and then we went shoe hunting. Unfortunately she didn’t see anything that struck her fancy so she ended up accompanying me at Kamiseta where I bought this cutsey white blouse and then I finally found the movie I was looking for at Astrovision (Yey! Another accomplishment for me! Hehehe, babaw ko talaga! BTW Thanks to Tin and Miriam from N@W who advised me where I could find “It’s a Wonderful Life”). We were home by around 3pm and ate merienda from Chowking (which my Dad bought) and then at around 5pm I started cooking carbonara. My sister, Lynne came at around 6pm with a coffee crunch cake from red ribbon and Charlie came at around 7pm with two lemon-grass and honey flavored roasted chickens. Our family shared this simple meal while exchanging sari-saring kwento. Hmmmm….I probably gained another pound or two but still… I can’t wait till our next get-together!

11 December 2006

Rainy Days and Mondays

They say disasters come in threes… So I’m still waiting for the third disaster of the day L. Actually, the misfortunes started really early at around 5:30 this morning when we woke up and found out that there was a leak in our roof near the stairs landing. We had to mop the floors really early which of course was a big hassle because Charlie was supposed to leave for work earlier today since he wouldn’t be able to use his motorcycle due to the rains. And then maybe because we were in a rush or whatever, when Charlie left for work I found out that he accidentally locked our bedroom door and of course my key was inside my bag which was inside the room! I now know that I could not be a burglar even if my life depended on it because I could not, for the life of me, open the damn door! I’ve tried everything, from different keys, to nail file, to kitchen knives but still the lock would not budge! Good thing some of my clothes were stored the other bedroom so I was able to dress for work but it was already 9am (my supposed official time in at work) and our landlady was nowhere to be found for the duplicate key so I had to go to work minus powder and lipstick, minus a bag and of course, minus my wallet. Buti na lang the 50 peso change from the drinking water delivery was still near the phone in the living room para may pamasahe naman ang lola mo! Haay! Ano pa kayang kamalasan ang aabutin ko today?

03 December 2006

Long, Busy Weekend

Thursday (Nov. 30)

I did not go to work, instead I went with Malyn (Charlie's cousin) to Zapote where we ordered bamboo blinds that we would line our cement fence with and a couple of cypress plants. I'm really focusing on making a small "garden" in front of our apartment before the holidays since most of our "parties" would be held outside. Then we went to Makro-Las Piñas to buy a couple of single sofa beds for guests who would sleepover. But when Charlie texted that they were dismissed early from work and decided to follow us at Makro, the sofa bed idea got junked and instead we bought a new mattress for our bed so the old one could be used by guests. Then my uncle Andrew (but we call him Tito Boy) texted us that he would also go to Makro so we met up there then our group convoyed back to our apartment, ate late lunch (it was already around 2pm) then used Tito Boy's car to go gift shopping at Alabang Town Center. We were not able to buy any gifts though since the Tiangge at the middle isn't complete yet instead, Charlie and Tito Boy ended up buying shirts that were on sale at Olympic Village. When we got home, my youngest sister Mae was already there (for her weekend sleepover) with Malyn. I cooked beef with broccoli and all five of us had dinner before Tito Boy went home.

Friday (Dec. 1)

Since it was a holiday, Charlie wanted us to go out (basically because our noisy neighbors were at their noisiest again) so we went to SM Southmall with Mae & Malyn. I was able to buy gifts for my some of my inaanak as well as several plant pots and a new cutlery set. Charlie insisted that I buy my Christmas gift to him already so I bought him a pair of rubber shoes. I also bought a cute red bag for Mae and other trinkets at Egg.

Saturday (Dec. 2)

I woke up a bit later than usual, I was feeling pretty tired plus I think I ate something that upset my stomach because I was nauseous for a while. Mae and Malyn were already up so I had to quickly prepare breakfast for them (pancakes, fried eggs & bacon) and fix Charlie's baon for work. The bamboo blinds that I ordered were delivered after lunch but we couldnt install it right away because it was so hot outside. We just lazed around inside the house and watched DVDs. It was already around 4pm when my dad arrived to pick up Mae but before they went home, he helped me install the bamboo blinds and the kitchen utensils holder above the sink. I was replanting the last couple of plants when Charlie arrived with his co-worker Bong to place a "stand" for our refrigerator.

Sunday (Dec. 3)

It was laundry day for me since I was not able to do the laundry yesterday. I was feeling tired and irritable by lunch time that Charlie asked me if we could go out again. I was trying to refuse and was telling him that I wanted to just sleep the rest of the day but he was so insistent that we ended up going to SM Sucat. It was there that I found out that I was going to get my Christmas present early too. He bought me a 21" Sanyo Flat Screen TV for our room. Hehehe! I was bugging him about a TV for our room for several months already but he said that we didn't really need it since we already have a TV downstairs. And just when I was already giving up on the idea, my wonderful husband buys me the TV! Thanks honey! I love you!

So that's that! Tomorrow's another work day... haaaay! Sana weekend na ulit!