Monday, October 18, 2010

December thinking

In as much as the topic is morbid, considering the best way to manage funeral funds is important. Although for now I would not want to think about it so much. I have other things to plan, including our family Christmas trip. It is less than three months away and we have not decided whether we would be spending the holidays here or in Manila. The reason being, hubby might not be able to get time off from work at that time. So, we might have to spend Christmas locally, and just go to Manila after Christmas or New Year. To make the whole situation even more complicated, one of my sisters has not advised us if her wedding is pushing through this December! My other sister who is getting married as well is nearly finalising her dress, suppliers, venue, etc and she is tying the knot in January!
Oh exciting times! I wonder how my parents are taking all these, in less than three years they will have had: three grandchildren, three daughters marrying! I suppose these are all good news so nothing to be sad about! Just possibly shockingly exciting events!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ah, what's time management

Since I started working from home, officially last week, I struggle to find time for everything. It is overwhelming! I suppose I shouldn't pretend I am supermom and try to not make impossible goals. Frustrating! Hopefully I get better at this.
I am both hands up to those working at home moms. It is not as easy as it sounds. Not at all. Log on time is pretty much anytime, and one is on call the whole day/and night!

Amidst all the work and home duties, I am wishing for more time to do things I enjoy... cooking, baking, blogging. Hmm, perhaps next year will be a better year to do these things. When my little one is older.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Missing my grams

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

My grandma is not as mobile as she used to be, and as much as I wish I could be there to wheel her around the mall or even just keep her company every so often, I can’t. I am glad though that she has a caregiver with her to assist her with all her needs. I know how tough and challenging it can be to work as a caregiver since I have close friends in Sydney who works as one. They tell me that sometimes there are issues with the equipments they use on their patients which just makes their job more difficult because of faulty fittings, etc. An NMEDA qualified dealer would have been able to assist, since they are able to conduct on-site assessment to custom fit motor vehicles to suit individual needs. Come to think of it, everyone would need certain things which other people may not have a need for. This goes the same for the equipments and vehicles used by disabled people.
Perhaps if my grandma was slightly younger and stronger, she would have been able to benefit from NMEDA dealers’ assistance on her car requirements that way she can visit the shopping center more often! Okay, now I really wish I was back in Manila!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

The gift

My husband’s birthday just came up and I totally forgot to give him a present. I told myself that I’d give him a late birthday present that would really take him aback. He recently got himself a new car that I too am enjoying. I decided that I wanted to give him something that would tie up with that purchase. He’s recently been sprucing his car with this and that so I think I will then just stick to that. Over the past few weeks I’ve been looking for what gift to actually give him and finally found what he actually might really enjoy. Car accessories are really the way to a man’s heart. The bigger they are, the better. I’m currently stuck in a rut though choosing among the variety of custom wheels and rims there are available. I really have no idea what they’re all about, but heck, I’m not the one who I’m trying to please, right? If I were to choose though, I’d get the yellow ones just because they’re cute, and yellow is a happy color.

I’m sure that I’d end up just letting him choose among the many kinds that they have. And I am pretty sure my husband will forgive me for forgetting to give him a present, because this one rocks!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Luxury in the Himalayas


No other word can describe the beautiful Ananda in the Himalayas. It is a destination spa, which offers a truly relaxing experience. One where you can indulge in solitude, immerse in nature's wonder.

The resort is perched on top of the hill, and has a splendid tree top deck which overlooks a heavenly masterpiece. Ananda also offers a number of activities which interests a range of visitors : yoga, cooking classes, golf, billiards, white water rafting, safari .. endless options. Of course I would probably choose to have a spa every day if I were there.

The Ananda has rooms, suites and villas to suit guests who are either there on an executive retreat, family getaway or a sweet couple's honeymoon. Rates range from USD 335 to about USD 1460 plus taxes. Their website provides the tariffs, including special packages available.

Ananda - In The Himalayas

The Palace Estate
Narendra Nagar
Tehri - Garhwal
Uttaranchal - 249175
Telephone: 91-1378-227500
Facsimile: 91-1378-227550

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cakes Cakes Cakes

Okay, I am so into cakes recently that I bought a bag full of cake making stuff!! I can't wait to actually use them this weekend. Perhaps bake a cake or two. Or, maybe just one tiny cupcake! Who knows how I could manage to squeeze that in while taking care of my bub!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sister Act

Soon my dear sister will be on her way to Sydney to spend a full month with my family! I am so excited! It would have been nice if I had all of them here at the same time, but I suppose better to have them in instalments so the longer time I would not have to be home alone with Baby B.

We won't be going everywhere or anywhere much. It is after all winter now, would be freezing cold outside!! Hopefully we get to spend at least one night somewhere nice. Possibly at the beach, although we won't really jump into the water. But just staring out into the ocean would be relaxing. I know hubby needs a bit of a break. He's been complaining of back aches caused by stress.

I am counting down the days!!

Raising bilingual kids

I am pretty proud about our eldest being able to speak my mother tongue (Filipino). As young as one year old we taught her to speak Tagalo...