Everyday Life

We forgot to greet each other on our monthsary this September!!!! Tsk tsk tsk…very bad.

When I woke up last Saturday morning and look at the date on my computer, it read September 22, 2007, and I said “Wow, it’s the 22nd day of the month again, in four months, it’ll be my birthday again”. Then all of sudden I remembered, “Shit! Monthsary namin last Thursday!”

When hubby and I talked that night, I told him, “Uy, may kasalanan tayo….we forgot our monthsary.” He was shocked as I was. He immediately apologized and I did too. We were apologizing at each other and at the same time we were apologizing to the date itself (gets?).

Honestly, monthsarries were never a big thing to us, but we just like honoring OUR day by greeting each other. Sometimes, we give each other a greeting card, sometimes we don’t. There’s no hard rules. Basta greeting lang, happy na kami.

Anyway, I totally understand why we forgot.

In my case, I was (and I still am a bit) in denial that it’s already September. Until now, I still haven’t fully accepted that our plans did not materialize. Based on our timeline, we visualized that we’d be together for his birthday already—and that he’d even celebrate his birthday HERE in Sydney. Ganun ang plano. BUT (the biggest BUT of all) we haven’t received his visa approval yet 🙁 We never thought the application would take this long. By the end of August, super duper in denial talaga ako, na parang ayoko mag-Spring season, na ayokong mag-September muna. I really wanted us to be together for his birthday. Sa totoo lang, sa sobrang in denial ko, muntik ko pang makalimutang makapag-send ng birthday card sa kanya. Ayan tuloy, late na nyang na-receive. Kalokohan ko kasi. Lutang talaga ang utak ko. So basically, sa pagdi-deny ko, parang iniraos ko lang ang birthday nya. The message I wrote for his birthday here in my blog was one of the most painful blog entries I’ve ever written. I was crying while writing that. Celebrating Chris’ birthday was a struggle for me that’s why i forgot the monthsary, and Chris knows this.

As for Chris’ side of the story, he forgot because of his birthday and he really has tons of work right now which i truly understand. Plus, I know he also thinks about his visa approval alot coz we’re really disappointed that our plans are getting delayed.

Eto pa pala, Chris called me on Thursday morning (which was the day of the monthsary) just to say hello and good morning to me. One of his habits is that when he wakes up in the middle of the night for no reason(it’s called “naalimpungatan”), he’d call me. We were able to talk BUT we didn’t have any idea what date it was. We really can’t believe it. Technically, we talked on our monthsary but we really forgot to greet each other.

Hayyy buhay…hope it never happens again.

T-bone Steak at Hi-Lites Revolving Restaurant (Blacktown)
What is your favorite type of art?
Photography because it’s fun, easy and not easy at the same time, technical, gratifying and all other things in between to help you create something extraordinary with just a good, efficient and trustworthy camera.
When was the last time you got a free lunch (or breakfast or dinner)? Who paid for it?
My friend Hilda treated me to Indian cuisine when we watched Harry Potter 5 last July.
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how emotional are you?
I’d give myself an 8…i can be highly emotional whenever I choose to (if it’s something to be happy or excited about, i don’t hide my feelings), plus, I have bouts of bad temper once in a while (I can be impatient sometimes). I am not afraid to say or show what I feel as long as I’m doing it in a graceful manner (read: ayoko ng iskandalo, takot ako sa away hehehe).
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Approximately how long do you spend each day responding to emails?
Oh I respond to emails constantly throughout the day at work. For personal emails (if there is any), approximately an hour.
To what temperature do you usually set your home’s thermostat?
During winter, it’s about 27-28 degrees. During summer, it’s about 20-22 degrees.

I’m taking a break from stressful work at the office so I decided to play a meme. I got this from Janis Concepcion’s blog…yeah, I tagged myself hehehe.

50 first reactions …type what comes to your mind first whenever you hear these 50 words. Don’t think and don’t go back and change. Doesn’t matter how random just type it! Repost it for all of your (bored )friends.

1. Beer: San Miguel

2. Food: Eat all you can

3. Relationships: should nurture you into becoming a better person

4. Your CRUSH: wala…walang cute dito!

5. Power Rangers: Bioman

6. Life: is beautiful

7. The President: GMA

8. Yummy: Sisig

9. Cars: I want one next year

10. Movie: 50 First Dates

11. Halloween: Trick or Treat

12. Sex: Male or Female?

14. Hate: waiting

15. Fear: Losing a loved one

16. Marriage: commitment

17. Blondes: tao din sila

18. Slippers: Havaianas

19. Shoes: Celine

20. Asians: petite

21. Pass time: people watch

22. One night stand: ayoko nyan

23. Cell Phone: I want a simpler one

24. Smoke: No cravings anymore

25. Fantasy: To have a Starbucks inside my garden

26. College: One of the best times of my life

27. Highschool Life: Marami akong kalokohan

28. Pajamas: pink

29. Stars: twinkle hehehe

30. Fitness Center: Gym

31. Alcohol: Tequila Queen

32. The word love: is the most used and abused word

33. Friends: food to my soul

34. Money: superficial

35. Heartache: aray

36. Time: is precious and should not be wasted

37. Divorce: magastos

38. Dogs: twinkle, kyla & rainbow (mga aso namin sa Phils)

39. Undies: Victoria’s Secret

40. Parents: supportive

41. Babies: coming soon

42. Ex: turned friend

43. Song: I’ve Fallen For You

44. Color: Red

45. Weddings: happiness

46. Pizza: Shakey’s Thin Crust Pizza

47. Hangout: Greenbelt

48. Resto: Casa Armas

49. Goal: to be a mom

50. Inspiration: Chris

San Miguel Beer, Philippines’ best tasting beer and probably one of the best beer there is.
(photo courtesy of Larry Anda & Erick Guerrero)

When was the last time you visited a hospital?
November 2003. I had to undergo a major surgical operation that ended my career in badminton.
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how ambitious are you? I’m an 8.
Make a sentence using the letters of a body part. (Example: (mouth) My other ukelele tings healthily.)
Everyone yearns, everyone sees.
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If you were to start a club, what would the subject matter be, and what would you name it?
I’d like a Health and Well-being Club for Wives and Mothers in order to help maintain the physical and mental well-being of busy women who takes care of a family and household. I’ll probably call it “Women, be well” Club.
What color is the carpet/flooring in your home? The carpet’s color in the home I’m living at is sea green.
Super Bowl’s Salt & Pepper Spareribs (Dinner with my girlfriends at Chinatown)


Using only one word, how does grocery shopping make you feel?

Wifely. 🙂

What is your favorite part about the season of Autumn?
The falling of leaves, nostalgic and very romantic.

Have you ever had any bad experiences online?
Yes, I made a serious blog entry and then somebody just mocked it or made a joke out of it.

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Name three things that make you happy daily.

1. Knowing that I am loved by family and friends

2. Accomplishing tasks

3. Doing good deeds


What one household cleansing or organizing item would you not want to be without?

A very effective Dishwashing Liquid Cleanser as I’m very particular about cleanliness of dinnerwares, cutleries, pots, pans, etc.