• relaxing music

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    September 24, 2016 /  Uncategorized

    My kids sleep like to sleep with some kind of music playing in the background. I do not let the music play all night long, I turn it off as soon as they are asleep. We have found a channel on Youtube that has several videos of relaxing music and they have picked one that they have listened to for about a year now. It is so soothing that it does help you relax and go to sleep. It is on very low, sometimes even barely audible but it still works its magic. It does not use the likes of jupiter saxophone but it does the job well. I used to like to sleep with a relaxing music on but the husband dislikes the sound because he said it makes him unable to hear anything else. He wants to sleep with no sound whatsoever. So, even if I do like to listen to music to sleep or while sleeping, I cannot anymore. It is fine with me though, I am already used to it.

     

  • a trip to visit the jolly bee

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    September 17, 2016 /  Uncategorized

    img_0647Once upon a time, we went to a Jollibee here in the U.S. This was my first time to be at a Jollibee restaurant in a very long time. Nine years, if you want me to be specific. This trip was an anniversary gift from the husband. It was a cold day in January when it happened. And it was worth the five hours drive and traffic to get there. The food did not disappoint. Even the husband and kids loved their choices of food. I was in food heaven for a short while. If I could, I would have ordered all the food in the menu but there was the problem of eating it all by myself. The above photo was my breakfast. Yes, I eat fried chicken, rice and gravy for breakfast. The husband had rice and some meat with slices of tomatoes that he ate with gusto. The little man had yum burger and fries while the little girl got a toy. I guess I was wrong when I said everybody loved their food because the little girl did not eat but a few pieces of fries. She was more interested with the toy that came with the little man’s meal. All in all it was a good experience. I would repeat it every month if I could but I don’t think my husband is that generous. Lol!

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  • the joy of online shopping

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    September 9, 2016 /  Uncategorized

    When my son asked if we could buy him new guitar picks, I wanted to let the husband buy it for him. I mean, I could but that would mean bringing the whole crew with me to the store and then run the risk of incidents at the music store. There is a music store by the mall close to our house but I did not feel like going. I thought if I could just get online and buy the items for him everybody should be happy. It is a good thing that stores like guitar center offers guitar picks I can order online. I do not have to know guitar center opening hours at all! All I need to do is pick what I want, pay for it, and it should be in my mailbox in a few days. And the best part, I do not have to brave the mall crowd to go to the music store. Winning! 😀

  • spring break

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    March 3, 2015 /  Uncategorized

    The husband and I talked about bringing the kids to either Legoland or Disney World for spring break. Unfortunately, we were not able to do it because of things that happened that are beyond our control. So we stayed home this past week instead. We went for walks on the beach, ate out, and basically just spent time with each other while also trying to get a little garden in the backyard going. He found old CDs while rummaging through the garage a few days ago and we have been listening to 80’s music on a daily basis. We found out that we actually liked the same band and that we share the same opinion about bands like guns n roses, among others. It is nice to listen to old songs and realize that they are better than what is called music these days. It does make me a bit melancholic about my youth, when there were less worries and fewer responsibilities. Our kids are getting used to listening to “oldies” music because of their parents’ music preference. I hope that they will get to appreciate the songs that we grew up with. It could be a good thing to help bridge the generation gap between us.

  • we will try again

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    September 27, 2014 /  Uncategorized

    About a year ago, I have decided that the kids are old enough not to bother stuff so I went ahead and bought little things like table covers, tablecloths (not the banquet size tablecloths), vases for fresh flowers to put on tables, and little knick-knacks that I thought will make the house look more like it is lived in. Of course it did not take me long to realize that I should have waited longer because the kids, especially the little girl, did not leave anything alone. I have to hide the stuff so she will not break or tear up any of it. Even the little man’s books she inherited were not safe from her hands. We are back to bare walls, bare tables, bare entertainment center, for everybody’s safety. I am not giving up though, I will try this again after another year. 😀

  • trying to adjust

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    September 10, 2014 /  Uncategorized

    It has been over two weeks since school started. I like this new experience but I found out that I need to learn to plan out my time to study so I can keep up with the demands of online classes while taking care of my family and household chores and still have time to myself to just sit down and think. The first week stressed me out mostly because I am not used to having a schedule to follow. I did not have to worry about not meeting deadlines or due dates for a very long time so the new schedule freaked me out a bit. I think I am starting to get over that and I am starting to like school again. The reading is what is killing me, I found out I dislike reading textbooks but I have to do it or fail. To be honest, I can spend all night reading paperbacks but let me read a textbook and I can hardly open my eyes on the third page. That bad! I have to remind myself that this is only temporary so I have to make it and be done with it. I am hoping that things will get better every day. The kids are getting used to mommy studying so they do not bother me much when they see me reading or taking tests on the computer. I am glad that I decided to do this because this is a step up for me. I just hope that I will finish in time so I can use this degree to find a good job in the future.

  • memories

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    August 1, 2014 /  Uncategorized

    When I was in college, I met a lot of people. Some became long time friends, others mere acquaintances. I enjoyed every bit of my college life even if sometimes money was scarce. I went to some places that horrified my parents when they heard about it from me. Not everything I did cost money though. In fact, most of the things that I did with my close friends were cheap because most of us were poor, but boy did we enjoy ourselves. It was all clean fun though. After all, I made a promise to my parents and to myself to behave while I was away at school. My friends and I hangout at one of our classmates’ brother’s house. Him and his wife had a fruit stand so they were gone during the day which made it easier for us to claim their house as ours. There we would spend time eating and singing and yes, there was a bit of alcohol involved. Even if there was only one musician friend in the group, we pretended we were all master of the videoke. I had a memorable college life made by having friends who did not have qualms about having fun without going to expensive places to be seen. I miss them sorely but we all have grown up and moved on. We still communicate but we do not know if we ever will see each other again and hang out like we used to. Probably not, but I have the memories to keep with me.

  • (almost) ready for school

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    July 10, 2014 /  Uncategorized

    So, I am going back to school. I have registered for classes and I am set to begin school this month. I have registered for online classes so I should probably only be going to the college to take tests (if at all) or to submit assignments that cannot be submitted online. I am nervous, if you can believe it. It is certainly not the first time I am going to school but I was young and hopeful the first time. Being old has its drawbacks, you know? Besides, I have to do better this time because I am not doing this just for myself, I am doing this for my family. The husband tells me that I can do it. I do credit him for believing in me even if sometimes it is hard to believe in myself. Here’s hoping that I will make good grades and that I will enjoy learning more.