may 10 elections

It’s almost election day already and I haven’t decided whom I will give my precious vote for.

For the presidency, there’s a lot of colors to choose from. Yellow for Noynoy. Orange for Villar. Green for Gibo. Etc. Etc.

Now, let’s see. Yellow is my favorite color. But that doesn’t mean I should vote for Noynoy right? I like Orange too, but then I don’t like Villar that much. I don’t like Green, but then I think Gibo is a pretty good candidate. So, where will this get me? I am not sure whether I could decide who to vote in time.

And then there are the candidates for the senatorial race.  As days go along, I hear how these candidates present themselves on interviews, I wanted to vote for them. The list of my senators stars Gilbert Remulla, Pia Cayetano, Adel Tamano, Bongbong Marcos and Risa Hontiveros.  They are the new blood in the Senate. They are young and competitive and idealistic.  They are also educated.  To vote for them, I need to go out and vote, literally!

At first, I wasn’t planning on voting and going to the precints because of my condition. Ayoko makipagsiksikan and mainitan. But then, I wanted to try out the new automated voting system. So, that’s another dilemma for me.

Hmmm, I still have exactly 10 days to collect my thoughts and decide. Decide whether I should really literally go out and vote. And decide whether whom I will give my precious vote for!

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house arrest!

The weather’s quite hot these days and we are prone to sickness like cold and flu. Oh well, I did catch some of the viruses lingering out there.  So when I felt the symptoms coming in, I immediately texted my OB and asked her what I could do to prevent becoming ultimately sick.

She had this to say: “Gargle warm water with salt. Drink plenty of water. Ascorbic acid 500 mg 1 tab once a day. Bed rest for 2 days.”

Simple right? All natural.  She didn’t prescribe any meds for me to take. I can’t drink any meds because I’m pregnant.

This is why I love my OB.

Oh well, and now what she texted me is the reason why I’m home on a Wednesday and blogging away.

House arrest, anyone? 🙂

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our baby’s first pasalubongs

My cousins and sister went to Taiwan to visit my grandmother.  And here are their pasalubongs for our dear baby girl… 🙂

A hello kitty blanket, a cute little bib, 2 sets of booties…

and a little scary pacifier, don’t you think!??

And here’s what they got me… the 2 little penguin keychains on top of the booties!

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binondo church – then and now…

This was Binondo Church in the Early 1900s.

This is Binondo Church Now.

Binondo Church is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines.  It’s also known as the Minor Basilica of St Lorenzo Ruiz.  The church was named after Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino Saint, who was born of a Chinese father and a Filipino mother.

Binondo Church still stands out, you can not be in awe when you pass by this 500-year old church.

I have lived a part of my life in Binondo and I must say that Binondo Church is a part of my life. 🙂

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it just struck me! it’s summer and i haven’t gone to the beach!

and i don’t think that i will ever step foot on a sandy beach this summer.

as we all know, i am very much pregnant.

this was supposed to be our first summer together as hubby and wifey, but then again, we’re thankful for the bundle of joy that is the reason why i can’t go to the beach.

well, i guess i have to wait for next summer then…

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stealing valuables inside a locked bag is easy

I saw this video from a friend.  I just reposted it because it’s really an eye opener!

For those who travel a lot, be sure to not leave your valuables in your luggages because you’ll never know what happens when it goes out of your sight.

Go to the site below to watch the video.

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breastmilk is still best for babies

Breastfeeding Pros:
  • Breast is best – provides essential antibodies he won’t get elsewhere, enhances brain development, and lowers risk of asthma and diabetes
  • Good for you – burns calories (500 per day) and may lessen risk of breast cancer and osteoporosis
  • Convenience and cost – you can go anywhere without packing a lot of bottles, plus no expensive formula to buy
  • Bonding with baby- the emotional closeness can’t be matched
Breastfeeding Cons:
  • You are on call all the time – newborn feedings are every 2-3 hours
  • Sore nipples, engorgement
Bottle Pros:
  • Comforting – you can see how much she’s eating
  • You can share responsibility with someone else
  • Similar bonding experience as you are holding child close
Bottle Cons:
  • Formulas cannot provide the same nutritional benefits
  • Cost
  • Time-consuming – you need to sterilize, clean and prepare each bottle
  • Constipation – rarely seen in breastfed babies

– The parents and editors at

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manas na ang paa ko!

Just this afternoon, I was really anxious because when I look down, I realized that my 2 feet are really blowing up! As in, parang pumuputok talaga sa suot ko na shoes!  I can’t even feel the bone sa may ankle ko.

I noticed too that when I pressed a particular part of my foot, it turns red then white.

Hay, then it struck me, minamanas na yata ako! I texted my hubby immediately.

I told him, kadiri yung feet ko.  My feet looked like an elephant’s feet. Jumbo talaga! Hay… 🙁

My colleagues confirmed that minamanas na ako.

Nakukuha daw ang manas sa maalat na food.  I don’t even eat junk foods anymore. How come?

Then, another realization came.  This week, thrice ako nag eat out.  Maybe, the restaurants mixed a lot of salt and MSG in the food that they served.

They say normal lang sa buntis ang pamamanas, it will go away after I give birth. Sabi rin ng isang aunt ko, normal din na on my 7th month, mag start na ang pamamanas.

What I have to do now is elevate my feet when I sleep.  Avoid salty foods even more.  And drink plenty of water.

I guess, this is really part of my pregnancy, so be it!

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