Another Tofubaby!

No, its not another blog created by yours truly but a KATUKAYO or a namesake (tama ba?).

Here’s one of her errr his (I’m not sure ’cause I don’t know Chinese but assuming with the friends its a girl!) drawings that’s really nice.

Isn’t it cute? You can find her here and her works as well.

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In between Cramps

I was in my semi-insane state for the last week. Every thing seems stressful. I needed a lot of anti-stress things to do. Though I have read that one of the best things to do to release stress is to do nothing, as in absolutely nothing!

I also remember advicing to reduce stress, do one thing at a time to simplify things.

But in between cramps, how can I do that?

Tough things to do for simple instructions.


Time’s up,You’re Busted!

Every Saturday (eversince we turned into a hiatus mode on one of our business), I found myself enjoying that time of the week alone where everyone else is away, doing their thing.

Unfortunately, today, I found myself at home already late in the afternoon. My original plan was to leave everything out and to blog my heart away which I used to do. But my I couldn’t let myself go far away as there are alot of chores left undone. So, I set up time plan.

My goal was to finish it all before my husband arrives which is around 6:30 pm.  It was already 3:00 pm when I arrived ( I went to buy dog food and cat food or our pets will kill me). I haven’t eaten lunch yet so, I took a break of about 30 mins. Then I attacked the laundry (which was already half way done for 2 days now). I finished hanging the clothes by 4:30 pm. Then there’s still a lot of things unpacked away from our move (we moved to current petite domicile about one month ago) I finally decided to store them all away. Then I have to put things still away in our house which was kind of hurdled by a hurricane. Then the our babies (our dogs, Phoebe and Chloe) starting making sounds which means they are already hungry, so I fed them in between tasks (I don’t know when anymore). Then I realized its already late, and my dad is nowhere in sight which means I am the cook for the moment and they have to bear with my pitiful cooking. I came up with corned beef (without the corn) with local lettuce. Then I decided that I could now clean myself and do MY thing.

To my dismay, while I was feeding the cat, my husband arrived. Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband. I am very much glad that he is now home, but its been a long time ago that I haven’t been to myself. People don’t know it but I hate being pushed to do something I don’t want to (which as far as my reading have taught me a very distinct Taurean personality). I do things at my own time and my way. I rather not do something if I won’t direct it all the way except of course for jobs that I know first hand requires teamwork. I would glady give you the throne if you want it just be sure that you’ll do a finer job than me.

Anyway, then I realized, time’s up, I’m busted! I won’t be able to write peacefully. I couldn’t focus if somebody’s interupting me all the time (which happened by the way). And now I got an angry husband on the bed with his back turned around and  a pillow over his head sulking because I said something he don’t like. Do everything I say should be disected and analyzed?

I finally got the 15 mins I am craving for. I learned something today. 15 minutes personal time is expensive. But I know I could get it cheaper. I just have to do more research and development. Hehehehe


June: Month of Liberty

liberty-july-2-1927.jpegJune for us Filipinos is considered as the month of Independence as Independence day is celebrated every June 12. But for me June is not only so far have been a month of national independence but as a personal independence as well.

Last June 12, we have finally moved to our tiny colorful space. We love the colors and the atmosphere and we are thankful for the people that helped us make our imaginations into life. My husband is a great decorator and it makes my heart melt when I hear him tells me that its all for me. He wants me to be comfortable as I can be to the simple home that we started to build. I am very grateful that we are so alike in our taste that we don’t argue on how we would arrange our home. God is really good. 🙂

And just last June 16, we are finally approved to move our department to our old building. This is liberating for me as I was praying and attracting the change of scenery for me as I have been ranting before. Now we are staying in a very close room that is so peaceful and quiet. I have never had a peaceful Monday before which is kinda scary by the way. Its not normal so it could only mean darker days to come.

For now, I shall savor every little peaceful time I have and free my mind for stress and be more tuned to myself for now.

Pictures? Soon. Promise.


Out of This World

The title is actually nothing to do with this post content. I am just out of great idea to name what I just wrote about.

Anyway, I’m finally able to relax now a bit. I finally have the “downtime” I am craving from my work. I wasn’t able to blog much as some of might have guessed it (and I hope my company don’t mind as I still finish my work and deadlines), I am blogging at work. I just couldn’t help it as I need to pour out the things that are on my mind before it spills. But don’t get me wrong, I have made some of my posts at home using the not so speedy dial-up (we use Blast as its the fastest we have tried)  with 44.00 kbps and it takes me 2 hours to compose one decent post. *whew*

But I am happy to announce that soon we would be blogging at home. *whopee!* We have just applied for the promoted PLDT MyDSL (the highly commercialized one that teaches kids to tell a “white lie” to parents just to have one) with the speed of (I just truly hope that they are true to their word) 768 kbps.  I just can’t wait till they install it. The downside for it (I’m pretty sure is the

We are almost finished decorating our new home. The paints are now drying up and the smell of enamel paint is slowly fading away. And I think I will miss the smell very soon *heh*

I love the colors that we picked. I am very through with plain colors and we opted to a quite unusual ones. Our paint mixer is quite a talented guy. We just showed him what color that we want by bringing a sample like magazine or cloth and then manually, he mixed the color for us. We are amazed as once upon a time we tried doing the same as we thought that mixing paints is just the same as mixing watercolors.  The basic is yellow plus red equals orange, right? What we came up instead of the basic orange is brown. Perhaps its in the pigments used or something but the thing is it is not easy as it looks.

Anyway, we have not yet taken any after photos yet as we’re still busy with segreggating the trash from the good and the finally can live without things like that favorite undies that so comfortable that it has already five holes in it or those assorted books I have collected through out the years that I have outgrown (our small space will look like a mini-library if I insisted on gathering ALL of it).

In total, we love the environment we created. Its quite homey in its little way. Well except maybe for the bathroom that needed an overhaul. The stains have just placed itself quite firmly in the tiles which even muriatic acid couldn’t do anything about (suggestions anyone?) D is even kidding me that I became obsessed with the bathroom that I spent 3 hours on scrubbing out the stain but with dismal results. I decided to stop when I saw that the muriatic acid is already cleaning out the white textile cement instead of the orange molds, stains and stuff.

Shall update again, soon. For now, please excuse me for not posting another Thursday Thirteen again.