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the B word.

"mommy buy!"


the two words i never thought i'd hear from him before he turns 3. he's only 1+, for crying out loud! he has cousins months older than him and what their parents get are just "mom..dede.." and other baby talk.

tell me, is it just me or do kids nowadays really grow up fast and learn things even faster? real FAST.

sigh. before i know it, the "baby" i've been cuddling in my arms and rocking to sleep is already a grown man (yeah. TEEN-agers call themselves grown MEN).

no more "mommy, kugos!".
no more "mommy, milk...".
no more "mommy, bye...".

sad. but whatever happens, he'll always be my BABY. (unsa, kanta?)



"mommy bad!"



hahay...that's what i get when his wishes are not granted. actually, thats what WE all get when we refuse to give him what he wants.

when he wanted to throw the tv remote and i grabbed it, "mommy bad!".
when sister shows him the belt (when he gets super naughty), "at…

Barney Craze! (the Sequel)

like i promised, here are some of the pictures we took during our malling last weekend. it was a saturday and a payday, plus they had this midnight weekend sale. so as expected, it was almost chaos with people strolling, sale-hunting, and window-shopping that day. unlucky for us since i can't just leave ezra roaming around with all that crowd, so half the time i was carrying him.

since we can't do much shopping, we decided to just dine, hang out (tambay), and chill until the mall closes.

anyway, we were initially on our way to the upper floors when we came across barney and his friends. you can just imagine ezra's face when he saw that HUGE figure of barney standing right in front of him.
he can't even wait for me to put him down that he resisted and tried to get off me just so he can come up to barney and get a closer look at him.

so we took some pictures (yup. he posed even before i had my camera on) and i spent the next 10 minutes after that to convince him to leave alr…

Barney Craze!

i can't remember but i guess ezra's fascination with barney started like a few weeks back. and since non-cable tvs only have at most 2 barney shows a day, i decided to buy him the dvd collection so he can watch it anytime he wants.

i can still remember the night i brought home that dvd, he got this really huge smile on his face paired with his trademark..."WOW!!!"

yup. he says that all the time. i almost always make it point to bring him something (pasalubong) every night after work, and i almost always get this "wow" expression of his. makes me feel good as well, knowing he appreciates every little thing i get for him. :)


so anyway, everytime he wishes to watch his favorite show, he just comes up to anyone at home and say "...arney!" yup. no "b". he still has a couple months before he turns two so he's not that good yet with words and phrases, but he sure is doing a great job in expressing his needs and wants thru actions and keywords.


Ditch the diapers!

Just when i thought potty training isn't such a big of a deal, i found myself with an empty diaper and a plastic full of poop-soaked paper towels in one hand, and a screaming almost-two year old in the other!
i know. it IS a very big deal. for both the parent and the kid, most especially if the kid you're trying to train is not ready yet.

i've come across a lot of articles before that describe in detail, some even have step-by-step instructions, on how to get the job done. what i did was just browse through them, read at most one or two articles and then sorta forget about it as if its just another story on the web. what the heck. ezra haven't even turned one then, i wasn't really taking the tips seriously.

Argh.

i should've known better.
lesson learned: it is never too early to prepare.

i can already sense it. ezra is almost ready (and excited!) to ditch the diapers. the thing is, i can also sense that he's not yet ready to be potty trained. of course he can alr…

Ezra on a Donkey

Like i mentioned here, we went malling the other day. It was A Saturday, which was supposed to be a working day, but SuperMom insisted on staying at home in the morning and chilling at the mall the rest of the day.

We checked the terraces when we got there (which was a pretty nice place), had dinner and played at the timezone. Ezra had so much fun trying on every ride he can get his butt on. and we got this one on the record...

A mock call

usually, when im at work, i call the house at least 3 times in a day. mostly to check on ezra. and if im lucky enough, ezra agrees to get the phone and talk to me. but what i get are just 'hello...", "mommy...", and the most popular response, "bye!"

so last night, we were making these mock calls. so i won't get all bye's whenever i call... :)

No Trick, All Treats!

october 31, 2008. ezra's first trick-or-treat.

(im not sure if people saw him as a "small devil' or the "little red riding hood" :>) (little red riding hood, is that you?)

at the last minute, we got ezra a costume. as expected, most costumes really cost a fortune (at least for me). i didn't really think of buying him one before the actual trick-or-treat 'coz i figured i could just use some stuff that my siblings used in the past years.
(check out the eyebrows...we wanted to outline and thicken his brows to make it look more "devilish", but after one try he wouldn't let us touch the other one!)

unfortunately, not a single costume was found. we got one that'll fit a teenager but not a 1+ yr old toddler! can't even find a store in the area that still sells the damn pumpkin. thank God, my dad found one that very day. (the lighting on the phone camera made his face turn/look red, another "devilish" effect)

so we headed off to t…

A fair CUT

late post : October 30, 2008

ezra got his second haircut today. :)

he got his first one months ago. and since im a super-busy-MOM, i wasn't able to spare some time to bring him to the salon. bad mommy...
thenrecently, when i noticed that his bangs were already covering and touching his eyes, i swore id bring him there asap.

so this afternoon, when everyone at work was holding there small meeting, i sneaked out and brought ezra out for a haircut. :)
now
so much fresher aye? :) check out the side view.
he was often mistaken for a baby girl before but now, he looks so "manly"(binata) already. i feel like i'm losing my baby already... :(

ps: im so busy lately that i wasn't able to take "good quality" pics of his new look. hence, the bad pics and the late post as well.

Hugs and some

did i ever tell you that being a mom is the best thing eveeeerrr?!?!
well, if i did, allow me to say this again...it is INDEED the BEST(eeesssst!) thing ever!

when you're a (single) mom, and you go home at night stressed and burned out from too much work, the last thing you need is a whining kid and crappy home, right? that's exactly how i initially felt last night.

i had initially planned the day to start with an early in and end with a coffee break along with some friends somewhere quite and relaxing. i've been planning for the last couple of days to go out and unwind a bit. Not that i didn't wanna come home early but its just that ive been so distracted lately that i can't focus on anything at all. Even ezra can sense it too. anyway, my friends cannot make it (it was a crashed invite), so left with no choice i went home immediately.

i went looking for ezra the minute i arrived. i saw him crying and whining over something with some kids at my grandma's house. aft…

You will be missed!

okay. now that ive already gathered myself a bit (done watching the episode the 2nd time), im gonna give you a piece of my mind about the show. and that episode.

while i was watching last season's (season 8) last episode, i already had that slight hunch that something 'not good' will happen to warrick brown. i thought he might get suspended or beat up or kidnapped. just like what happened to his friend, nick stokes. warrick has such an intense emotional character. i had seen him cry, get mad and even get pissed on the past seasons and episodes of the show, and i have always thought that he is such a fine actor. he had a very passionate character and he carried it out pretty well. i especially like his deep loyalty to his friends, and devotion to his work. he is one of my favorites and i have always loved the entire team.

each of them has a unique character and personality that is just perfect for the show.i have always love how each of them care and empathize with one anot…

Goodbye warrick

i cried. im not ashamed of it. i cried infront of my damn pc with my headphones on. i cried from the first scenes to the last...


Gary Dourdan (as Warrick Brown) won a 2003 NAACP Image Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role as Warrick Brown in CSI and has been nominated in the Best Actor category for the role every year since. He has appeared in numerous television shows like "Soul Food," "Muhammad Ali: King of the World," "Swift Justice," "New York Undercover," "Cold Feet" and "Beggars and Choosers."


they killed him! im starting to hate cbs, the producers, the writers, and everyone else involved in killing warrick brown's character!!!

how could they do that?!?!?!!!
their team was the best team i have seen on the tube. i don't care if you think im shallow or stupid or an addict. i know its only a show, but i loved it! i still do. I's done watching the episode a couple of hours ago but i just can't get over wa…

SuperMOM is flirting

i can just imagine my little kid yelling, "shame on you mom!"

it happened last night. im not good with flirting, never was. i was on a ride home when the guy sitting next to me striked out a conversation. he kinda looked familiar, like someone from the neighborhood. then i found out that he is indeed living in the same village as i am and also happened to be a friend of a friend. So there, we ended up talking (and laughing a bit)...

...i can still remember the very first time i "think" i flirted. i was only 13 then and I didn't even remember who the guy was! but what i remember was me and and a guy ( i think he was some guy i liked back in high school) talking and laughing when another guy from our class (his name is albert! yeah, i STILL remember him!) looked at me in the eye and said, "you're so flirtatious!!!" i swear, he said it with so much feelings (jud)! What the?! i didn't even know what THAT word meant that time (im a late bloomer so i…

Give and Save

this morning, i stumble upon this scenario on the web: you're given the opportunity to donate some money to a desperate family who would use it to feed their children, but were only able to do so if you donated the same amount of money to someone you knew would use it to buy crack. Would you do it?

what would YOU do? i took me a while to absorb it. could this be a trick question? then i realize, it could happen. if i find myself in that situation, would i really do it?

the answer is YES. i would certainly donate it. i would never let that opportunity pass, never let one (good) deed undone just because i disapprove of another. but what about the crackhead? so what? with or without my money, he'd find ways to get that crack. denying him the money wouldn't save him from getting high, but giving the money to the family would definitely save them from hunger.

it always breaks my heart whenever i see a homeless child begging for food on the streets. i never wanted to judge their pa…

Blog-arghhhh-ing!!!

arghhhh!!!

i really got so caught up with finding the right template/theme for this new blarghhh that I didn't even notice the time. I didn't even care to LOOK at the clock embedded right on the bottom of the pc! now guess what? its raining!!! its raining friggin' hard!

what can i say? good luck to me? maybe its a sign. no, definitely its a sign!
so, il just continue blogging my ass off 'till the rain slows down, hows that? and God only knows when thats gonna happen. anyway, since im trapped in here let me just share a few things im starting to like about this host(?)/site/blog/whatever.

-it is soooo user-friendly. that is quite obvious but i just want to say that i really like it. if im really much of a writer/blogger, then i would definitely be using this one.

-the features are almost unlimited. im not sure yet but i think you can attach and keep track of as many links and codes as you want (as you can handle). Some other sites don't allow users to embed html codes …

Bake that CAKE!

Almost everyone i know knew i have a long list of frustrations...from childhood dream and hobbies to college course and dream jobs. but right now, one of those frustrations was triggered again---baking. yeah dude, i love baking. or make that "i love the thought that im good with baking!". all my life, i've wanted so much to learn how to cook, bake, and design. we have these cabinet at home half-filled with cooking/baking books and recipes, but i just didn't have the time and the tools to try them.

anyway, i would love to try baking sometime. cake baking and designing to be more specific. i've been spending the last few days browsing some sites (yeah, the power of no pressure again! :p) that might divulge/reveal some self-help learning tips and techniques without having to enroll myself into some kind of culinary school. i've also wanted to try culinary before but time is never a luxury for me.

now, im quite inspired to try and overcome(?) this frustration of mi…