Are You A Rice-Person?

When I was a kid, kapag ayaw ko ng ulam, I’d ask my mom for tubig-asin na sabaw and for sure I’ll finish the rice on my plate. Or sometimes, yung kape na sinasabaw sa kanin. Hehehe!

When I was in college naman, I can finish 2 bowls (orders) of rice with just a piece of fried fish. Mas malakas talaga ako sa rice unlike other people na ginagawang kanin ang ulam and vice versa. Sometimes, the “tindera” would ask me twice “‘neng, dalawang rice nga ba?”. Imagine a skinny girl ordering 2 bowls of rice hahaha!

Ikaw? Madami ka din bang carbo na naipon sa katawan mo? 😉

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Dilemmas Of A Working Mom

Just like Mommy Feng of From Dawn Till Dusk, I, too, have my dilemmas. If I choose to be a stay at home mom, our expenses might reach over head or kung may tataas pa sa head, malamang dun aabot hehehe!

But seriously, who would not want to be with their kids 24/7 lalo na when they are still small? Tapos sabayan pa ng nagkakasakit. Everytime, Derelle gets her immunization shots I feel paranoid na. Kasi kasunod nun sigurado ay lagnat. Kung swertihin at maagapan ng gamot, wala. pero syempre yung comfort na alam mong maibibigay mo sa anak mo kapag nasaktan o natusok ng karayom.

Working mothers like us must be missing a lot about our kids. Lalo na yung “firsts”. You’re lucky if it happened when you were around. I feel disappointed kapag huli na pala akong nakakita na nagawa na yun ng anak ko. My husband spends most of the time at home when Deye is awake. Split shift kasi sya, ako naman whole day wala sa bahay kasi office hours. Kaya sya yung mas laging nauunang nakakaalam. Sometimes I would tell him “hey, guess what, Deye did this blah blah blah” with all my excitement expecting that I was the first one to witness it. And he would respond, “yeah, she did that yesterday too”. O di ba nakaka-disappoint?

Hay buhay nga naman ng working nanay!

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Reflections : Inspired by AnnaManila

It is basically an interview by AnnaManila. Pero ay grabe! Talagang nag-isip ako dito! Tingin ko eh nagbalik-tanaw ako sa pasts hehehe!

1. When the silence is most deafening for you, what does it say? How do you respond? It says “listen to yourself, just yourself… alone”. And I take my time until I find myself whole again.

2. When you choose to be alone, retreating in a cave as it were, how do you keep your “love and strength” to follow you there. And if the situation were reversed, how would you feel and cope? I simply tag ’em with hopes. High hopes.

3. What is “Love and Strength” without the dimples and the drop-dead grin? Blunt.

4. What bug in i.ph drove you to blogger? Somebody. Or I’d say nobody? Please read here

5. Where are you now? What is it in where you are that you would like to make “bitbit” should you decide to go home to Pinas? Kingdom of Bahrain. Figuratively, the memories. This is where my life started. Met my betterhalf here. The ups and downs. Our wedding. Milestones on my pregnancy. Had my baby here. All these memories.

Sana may sense yung mga sinagot ko. 😉

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Choosing Names

Some people had asked me why did you name your daughter Derelle Francella? “Ang haba…. Kawawa bata pag nagsulat ng buong pangalan isama pa apelyido ninyong mag-asawa”.

Sa mga hindi nakakaalam eto yan:

Derrick (hubby) + Michelle (me) = Derelle
Francia (my mother) + Estella (MIL) = Francella

Kung Derelle lang kasi masyadong bitin. Kaya may second name hehe! I was even ready for a boy’s name kung sakaling naging lalaki.

Myrick Andrei (just like Derelle Francella, it’s also a rumble-combination of our names and lolos’ names.

For one simple reason, we wanted a unique name for our daughter. Unlike my name, very common.

Imagine, when I was still a student, dami kong kapangalan sa class. Especially nung college. We were 3 Michelles and 2 Cortezes. Lagi kaya akong kinakabog sa oral recitation hehehe! Kasi pag tinawag ang Michelle hala sino kayang Michelle. Kahit Cortez ang tawagin sino naman kayang Cortez sa amin yun? :p

And obvious ba? Sa Beatles nakuha ang pangalan ko, fanatic kasi nun ang father ko hehehe!

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Deye-ctionary Updates

Mine – nasasabi na nya talaga ito ng diretso at bukang-buka ang bibig.

Bath – eto din buo na pero wala pa yung tunog ng “h”.

Ap – from the word masarap.

Mi – from the word yummy.

Deddy – she calls her teddy bear deddy.

First post made on 21st May 2007.

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