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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Overjoyed, over love, overwhelmed

Overwhelmed.

To atone for my blogging sins, I would usually do "late posts" until I don't have any dates with just "good intentions" to post. I don't know if I can do that considering the 30-day backlog.

Let's see.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sobrang linis ba ng kunsensya mo?

Ako hindi, baka ikaw. Ayus lang, choice mo yan.

Anyways, hindi ako kumportable sa mga ganitong paandar sa airport. Oo, convenient. Oo, mabilis. Pero paano ang kaligtasan? Hindi na uso ang honesty system mga guys. Tigilan natin yan.




Monday, April 24, 2017

Skillz

Oha. Nakakabasa na ako ng nota!

Madali lang pala e. Tingnan ang mga kulay at numero...

























Tapos, irakenrol sa kapares na tiklada rito!



Joke lang. Bitter lang ako na hindi ako marunong.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Detox for my curly tops


Meron akong running joke para sa mga nagtatanong kung naturally curly ba ang buhok ko. Ang lagi kong sagot: Oo, kasi nung pinagbubuntis ako ng nanay ko, nanipa siya ng pulubi. Ayun, sinumpa ako.

Yes, sumpa ang tingin ko sa buhok ko. Paano ba naman, may sariling buhay at paninindigan ang hitad. Habang napaka-perfect ng instant ayos hair ng mga kababaihan sa paligid ko, ako mukhang walis tambo kapag hindi naglagay ng gel.

Pero last week, nagkaron ako ng hair epiphany (wow!). Naisip ko kasi, kapag ba lola na ako naglalagay pa rin ako ng gel araw-araw? Parang hindi ko gusto ang imahe. Saka parang mauubos yata ang buhok ko sa tulong ng global warming. Kaya naisip kong itigil na ang pagma-martial law sa wild hair ko. Ito na ang bagong hair routine.

  • Monday - DIY hair spa treatment (thank you, kaibigang Watsons)
  • Tuesday - Shampoo
  • Wednesday - Conditioner
  • Thursday - Nothing
  • Friday - Conditioner
  • Saturday - Shampoo
  • Sunday - Conditioner
  • Anti-frizz: Nivea Hand Cream (nabasa ko na ok raw ito) at saka yung regalo sa akin na tsubaki oil. Inuubos ko lang ang mga supplies na ito. Nasa research phase ako ng ipapalit na mas permanente. Kung may suggestion kayo, please send them my way. Mas konting chemical, mas maganda.

Nakakailang araw pa lang ako sa routine na ito. Napapansin ko na mukha akong gusgusin sa unang dalawang araw. Para akong nalosyang na manikang basahan. Pero habang tumatagal, mas kumakalma naman ang baby bangs ko. Sana magtuloy-tuloy na ito. At sana maraming magregalo sa aking ng conditioner ngayong pasko. Ang mahal!

Bless me, Mother Chaka.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Introverts say hello

Earthquakes are not to be taken lightly. But when I first saw this icon, it took me back to frightening memories of me meeting people for the first time.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fragile Little Things


...that happened since my last post.

Feb-17: Our 17th Boyfriend-Girlfriend Anniversary
Feb-17 to Feb-19: Anniversary Getaway --- Cancelled because...
Feb-18 to Feb-26: Atlanta Business Trip
Mar-04 to Mar-05: Tagaytay Trip - Despedida event for Josie
Mar-15 to Mar-15: Turned a year older
Mar-19 to Mar-21: Singapore Business Trip
Mar-18 to Mar-23: Anniversary Getaway in Singapore --- Cancelled because we're poor
Mar-19: Josie's flight to Bangkok

It's all bittersweet, with new experiences painted over different shades of sadness. I am blessed, I am happy, I am sad, I am counting my blessings. But truth be told, most days from the last post had me worrying that I may just die of overstimulation. I am exhausted from trying to stand still in the middle of this cruel vortex that I made for myself. But we are all tired and we're all in this together. That makes me feel good about myself and all these fragile little things.


I knew it. With faith, dragons can be real.



Tuesday, February 07, 2017

My Sister Needs Help


My sister set this up in GoGetFunding today. My brother-in-law was diagnosed of stage 3 cancer yesterday and we need all the help and kindness in the world to support his recovery. I know I only have 12 seasonal readers but if you can spread the word, the 12 may become 12,000 by the sheer power of faith.

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Help Us Grow Old Together


We were highschool sweethearts. At 17, we ran away together but ended up coming back home because we couldn't make it out there. Fast forward some more years. We are now husband and wife and parents to two beautiful cats and one rowdy dog. We got our first car last year and got the key to our new home.

Today, we confirmed that Cezar has cancer.

We're still waiting for the specifics but our ENT surgeon said biopsy confirmed the mass under his right eye is malignant, we just don't know what type of cancer yet.

We have already sold our house and loaned a large amount from my husband's employer. The car will have to go soon, too. We have worked hard all these years to be independent and to at least invest our money where it wouldn't waste away with the years. Now, whatever we have left, we are still in the process of letting go to be able to raise funds for his treatment.

His last surgery was done to at least rid him of some of the pain that the mass is causing him (cancer is making his teeth loose and causing a lot of pain). It was tagged as a dental procedure and HMO covered nothing. With a cancer diagnosis his HMO will cover everything but his maximum benefit limit will not even be enough to pay for the surgeon's professional fee.

Cezar will need a maxillectomy where the doctors will remove a large part of his upper right jaw bone and possibly his right eye. Depending on how successful the operation will be, he would have to undergo radiation and chemotherapy.

Cezar is the love of my life. When we got married, we promised each other forever. We said we'd stay together until we're both old and gray. We are still dreaming of having kids someday and I hope we can keep our promise of growing old together to each other.

I'm asking for your help so we can have Cezar's surgery scheduled as soon as possible. I am also asking you to please remember us the next time you pray.

For the past 14 years, Cezar has been my rock and he has taken care of me like no one ever has. I intend to return the favor and make sure that he's taken care of.

We would be eternally grateful for any help you may be able to extend our way.

Please help us fight for his life. Please help us fight for our love. Please say a little prayer for us and our families as we go through this difficult time.