Tuesday, September 30, 2008

battered mommy

i'm not a battered wife, i'm a battered mommy!! hehehe... caden loveeesss to bite me... and only me! he never bites his dad (only the nipple episode) or my in-laws. i don't know why =(( my sil said that it might be because i'm using jhonsons milk bath. maybe caden smells the milk and think it's food! tsk..tsk...tsk....pha-pha!!


i think it was 2 months ago when i went to divisoria and bought 4 pcs of cloth laundry basket. i made a tunnel for caden. it's only now that he loves playing with it. but since he's a little big already, he sometimes gets stuck going back in =D

Monday, September 29, 2008


we went to mmldc in antipolo last saturday. hopefully they still have the slot for dec 7, 2008 for caden's birthday. cross fingers! the place is so serene because of the trees surrounding the Areva Pavilion. this is also where the shobe of malvin had her 18 birthday. i just hope we can still get it. i was already planning how to put the balloons and the chairs and how to design it right after we left the place. hihihi...excited =D

Friday, September 26, 2008

kamayan buffet for caden's party?

hmmm...we might just hold the party at kamayan (dad/saisaki) at edsa. the one with the 2nd floor. at least we can have the place all to ourselves and the venue if free !! =D malvin wants to have the party during lunch time since we will be having the child dedication around 10am. kamayan buffet is 325.00 for adults and 210.00 for kids. additional 82.00 for bottomless ice tea and 71.00 for bottomless softdrinks. it comes with a stage, gift and cake table, sound system, balloon, banner, 30pcs invites, 30 pcs nametags, pabitin, 30pcs party hats and a gift for the celebrant. the meryenda buffet is much cheaper. i think it only costs 110/head for the merienda buffet, 32/head for the bottomless iced tea. hmmm...what to do...what to do.... =D

magician for caden's party

omg! the magicians are expensive! =D i was looking over the prices for each magician and i kept shaking my head =D but my friend said not to look for the cheapest magician coz i might end up regretting it. the host/magician will be the one who will carry the party. she said the host/magician is the heart and soul of the party. oh well...the main problem is , i still don't have a venue =D gosh!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ching Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebrities - Collage - Morph

everybody keeps on saying that caden looks sooo much like his dad. i guess this proves it ! =D

makati park and garden

just got back from makati park and garden. malvin didn't like the place, the whole floor looks dirty and he said since it's an irregular shape, we can't put our guests in one place. not everybody can see the stage. i guess the place is a little bit old already. oh well...i need to go on a venue hunting again. he said maybe we should try albergus. the food is yummy. but there is an additional payment for the venue on top of the price per head. hmmm...i need to get their package to compare the cost. hihihi...

a little income

i'm thinking of starting a party decoration business. at least i could work at home while taking care of caden and earn a little to help malvin with our daily expenses. hmmm...
anybody needs a balloon decorator with backdrop tarpulin?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

need a venue first !!!

it's hard to plan a birthday celebration especially if it would fall on december. most of the venues are fully booked already.i just hope that we can still find a venue that would be in our budget. hmmm...anyone knows where i can rent a venue worth 2k only with aircon? hahaha...oh well. we will check out makati park and garden at guadalupe tomorrow. i think it's 5k for makati resident. plus it's aircon and the place is clean and nice. i think corinthians is still available but i don't think i want to spend so much on a venue. 18k !! i don't think so. hmmm...what if we just celebrate it at mc donald? we could save a bundle if we just have the party there. =D but, knowing me, i would rather scout for affordable suppliers to fit our budget or go back and forth to divisoria than to just celebrate my baby's first birthday in jollibee or mc donald. no offense to those who celebrated their birthday there. it's just that i want to make my baby's first birthday a little more special. =D

Propagating Friendship Award

I love the blogs of these people and I'm glad to pass this award onto them! All they need to do is to leave the following message on their post when they pass the award on to their chosen eight bloggers.

They all are charmed with the blogs, where in the majority of its aims are to show the marvels and to do friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut or that they propagate? Then let's try to give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to 8 bloggers that in turn must make the same thing and put this
Thanks sheila for this award.

Now, I am passing this award to…

ann, jeng, mandy, jenny, alynn, rhea, sheryll, marj

Monday, September 22, 2008

yey! kiddieparty for caden!!

we've decided to have a kiddie party! yehey! the only problem is all the venues are fully booked!! hala! i tried calling some of the clubhouses and all of them are fully booked na!!! ahya winston suggested corinthians and a friend of mine suggested ayala heights. hayy, have to call them up tom to see if they are still available. don't know if we're going to celebrate it on the 6th or the 7th of december. it depends on the venue...hayyy...nakakaloka!!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

when to scold or spank your baby?

my mil fetch caden and me for lunch today. on our way back to the house, caden was soooooo fidgety. he kept on standing up and making fake cries. my mil said she can't remember her children being that mischievous. she said she's very strict even when her kids are still young. she doesn't let her kids undermine her. it's like nowadays, we moms give in easily to our kids. we let them do what they like to do. but my baby is only 9 months old =( if my baby can understand already, that's the time i will scold him or spank him. i definitely won't spoil him!
so? when is the right time to teach our baby the right and wrong things? when should we start scolding or spanking him? it's so hard to be a first time parent especially when someone is constantly looking over your shoulder ='( *sob*

Heart Attacks And Drinking Warm Water

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about Heart Attacks . The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal.. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
Common Symptoms Of Heart Attack...
A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting .... Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line .
You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.

Friday, September 19, 2008

What Family Role Do You Play?

You Are the Mother
You have an abundance of love for humanity. You care about all the people of the world.
You love helping others more than anything else. You love to be needed.

At your best, you unconditionally love people. You are very nurturing.
You are a wise and gentle teacher. You are happy to guide anyone who needs your advice or explanations.

At your worst, you are controlling and overbearing.
You smother people with affection and gifts. And with this attention you give, you are expecting something in return.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

lauriat or kiddie party?

hayyyy...i'm still thinking either caden will have a kiddie party or lauriat on his birthday. it would be his 1st birthday and baptismal. if lauriat, it would just be a simple get together. no kids. no games....no fun (boring) hehehe...but if he will be having a kiddie party, i'm not sure how many kids will attend since both our families doesn't have many nieces and nephews. hmmm... only 3 months to go and i still haven't decided yet !!!

Office Expression

Boss is not here
Boss is calling

In a meeting


Tea break

Before noon on weekend

Ready for getting off work

Tomorrow is a holiday

Got today's target from boss
Tough target

Find impossible to meet boss
's requirement

OT for 2hrs

OT for a whole night

Being notified to OT on weekends

Meet with
Made mistakes in work

Little achievement

Frustrating things happens

Finance person doesn
't give the money:

Being advised NO BONUS this year

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

5 teeth !!

my baby is now 9 months and 12 days. he has 5 teeth already and they are really sharp !!! he bit my pointer finger and it bled!! he likes to bite everything ! he even bit his dad's nipple ..hahaha =)) i kept on laughing while his dad was telling me how caden bit him =)) i told him now he knows how painful it is =))

Monday, September 15, 2008

Love of My Life - The Wedding Song

words by Darla Day
music by Mark Phillips
duet sung by Darla & Chad Day

I love you, the love of my life
I need you, our love is right
I’ve found the one that my soul loves
No other love means so much

I prayed to my God for a heart to keep
He gave me the one, He knew my needs
Over and over this love is sweet
I recognize the joy that makes our love complete
God gave you to me

You’re the one I prayed for long ago
Fearless trust I never thought I’d know
I’ve found the answer to my dreams
My eyes were opened to love’s mystery

I prayed to my God for a heart to keep
He gave me the one, He knew my needs
Over and over this love is sweet
I recognize the joy that makes our love complete
God gave you to me

The love of my life…

I love you, the love of my life
I need you, our love is right
I’ve found the one that my soul loves
No other heart gives so much
God gave you to me

You’re the one I love
You are the love of my life

here's the link : LOVE OF MY LIFE (THE WEDDING SONG)/

i want to get married all over again .... hayyyy :)

29th international book fair

we went to the 29th international book fair yesterday at SMX (mall of asia) . there were so many people but it's a good thing the aircon was in full blast. the air was cool. you wouldn't feel irritated even if there are many people beside you.
i had a gift certificate from power books so i bought 2 books for caden. one is the farm faces (a book of masks) which you could use like a mask because it has 2 holes for your eyes. it has a dog, cow,chick, sheep, pig and baby faces =D it's so cute.
and the other one was MOO! MOO! WHAT ARE YOU? (a touch and feel book). it's also a nice book . it has different patches of furs from cat, dog, sheep, pig and cow. he likes to get the fur of the dog from the book. it's so cute watching him take interest in a book. usually when he holds it, he puts it in his mouth and eat it. =D

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Clap and Wave

caden know's how to clap and wave his hands !!! he's now 9 months and 10 days =D

he's sooo adorable. hehehe..i know every parents says that about their babies but he is !!! you just look at him and he would smile. my dad says his smile is "lima singko". =)) di daw tipid sa smile =D hihihi..

you can check out his video at : http://cadenlewis.multiply.com/

Ano ang Sikat!

Got this from ANN

Find out what is the number 1 hit when you were born, and here is ours... this is so cool!

Lani - "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart

Malvin - "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from 'Rocky')" by Bill Conti

Caden Lewis - "No One" by Alicia Keys


Caden's first magazine debut !!

i've been buying the baby magazine since caden was born, i keep on sending pictures of caden hoping to see his face in the magazine. last month, i wasn't able to buy one. when we went to caden's doctor today for his monthly shot. i hurriedly looked for the baby magazine for the month of august. i was so ecstatic to see my baby's face posted on the magazine !!! the one time i wasn't able to buy the magazine was the month they included the picture of my baby =D oh well...have to look for the back issue so i can have my own copy =D the theme was sleeping babies. hehehe...

Friday, September 12, 2008


when i found out i was pregnant, i told myself that i will definitely breastfeed my baby. but i didn't know then that it will be hard. on the first night that we brought caden home, malvin told me that we should buy powder milk for caden just incase. i said with a firm voice, "no!" telling him that i can do this! but he did buy one. hehehe...well, i did do it but since it's just the first few days of breastfeeding him, i don't think there was enough milk. he would cry every hour and i would stand up and sway him and breastfeed him at the same time. this went on up to 6am in the morning. malvin saw how sleepy and tired i was that he got up and made the formula. then he took caden and let me sleep. that's when caden slept for 3 hours straight. i think he got tired of sucking and crying till 6am too. =D so since then, he was a mixed fed baby.
breast feeding bacame a little bearable because of the breast pump. i am using the pigeon electrical breastpump. it was a big help especially when my nipples are sore because of caden's sucking. it came to a point that the top skin was peeling off! i use the breastpump to get the milk from my breast while he is sleeping. then when he wakes up, i let him drink the breastmilk from the bottle.
i remember telling our pedia that i don't think i can breastfeed caden anymore because it hurts soooo much. he said to just hang in there, in a few months it will be more "enjoyable". hehehe...well actually it did, not the enjoyable part but the fulfilling part of breastfeeding. knowing that this is my bonding moment between my baby and me. actually, i was a little sad when he got his teeth coz i knew i have to stop breastfeeding him. he keeps biting my nipple! sometimes he even draws out blood. tsk..pasaway na bata! but then after a few weeks, i think my nipple got used to the mild biting so it didn't hurt as much anymore =D
i don't know until when i will breastfeed. for now, i just want to enjoy every single moment he's beside me. i love my baby soooo much !!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Caden's first fall off the bed

after taking a bath, his dad fixed his hair, ala jose rizal hairdo. i think it suits him =))
look at caden's face. sad =( he fell off the bed and got a bump and a bruise on his head. =( then when we slept at his grandma's house, a mosquito and an ant bit him also on the face ='( wahhhhhh.... all on the left side of the face.... wahhhhh =(

BIG GARMENT SALE in bulacan!!!

grabe !!!! shopping to the max na naman ako !!!!!! gosh =)) i went to bulacan today with my mil and sil. my mil said it's better to go on the first day so there will be more stuff to choose from. it's a good thing we went. there we're just a few people not like before. the lines are shorter, it's not hot and there are more stuffs!! hihihi..budget ! budget ! omg!!! i bought cartoon tshirts (looney toons) @ 200.00. zara skirts @ 250.00. guess pants @ 650.00 mango shirts @ 150.00, polo shirts @ 350.00, u2 knitted @ 150.00.....and many more !!! there were channel bags @ 1000+, original crocs (but i think it's the same price as here in the malls), shoes, liz wallets, baby clothes, zara, mango and many many more !! hihihi..can't wait for the november sale !!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

BIG GARMENT SALE in bulacan!!!

since last year when my hubby read from anton's blog about the big big sale in bulacan, we've been going there everytime there's a sale !! it's only 3x a year. they sell lot's of branded stuffs. i bought a u2 spag strap for only php 99. it so cheap. i also bought a polo slipper for 450.00 i think that was last year pa kasi so i kinda forgot how much but it's till cheaper than buying at greenhills or at ebay.

the sale will be this coming thursday, friday and saturday (sept 11 to 13,2008) at bulacan. better be there before the warehouse opens coz there are really so many people. and the line for the cashiers are sooooo long. last may, we got there at around 10am. we had manang to fall in line while we browse around. the line was so long and we finished at 5pm. grabe noh! they will serve lunch, snack and softdrinks. it's really fun to shop there. can't wait to go there this week !!!

they issue membership cards which serves as the gate pass. If you are not registered yet, just bring one valid ID. For inquiries, pls call 2996061.

they have a store in makati (jupiter st.), ortigas and manila, so all the clothes that are not sold here are sent there. the price are a little higher already once they arrive at the stores so better go to where it's more cheaper.

TEL. 2996061 OR TEXT 0920 9473536 look for DIVINE for directions / map

hUsbAnd pRogRam gLiTch

read from concon's blog. while i was reading it, i can't help but laugh. i know i just have to post it! =D

INSTALLING A HUSBAND Dear Tech Support , Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0 . In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as: · Romance 9.5 and · Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as : · NBA 5.0, · NFL 3.0 and · Golf Clubs 4.1 . Also Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2. 6 simply crashes the system. · Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail. What can I do? Signed, Desperate.
DEAR DESPERATE , First, keep in mind, · Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while · Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme.html and try to download Tears 6.2 and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update. · If that application works as designed , Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5. However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5 , Happy Hour 7.0 or Beer 6.1 . · Please note that Beer 6. 1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta. Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.) In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0 -program These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0 . In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend · Cooking 3.0 and · Hot Lingerie 7.7. Good Luck! Tech Support


so many things have happened in the past 2 years.
i got married last october 7,2006. it was a very memorable day. so many happy moments. malvin and i just kept on laughing and smiling till the end of our wedding day.

then last december 4,2007, my little blessing was born. CADEN LEWIS CHING. he was 6lbs 4oz and 48cm long.



it's been so long since i wrote a blog. as i was reading my past blogs, i came across the one of jun ricaforte's supplier rating. i guess during that time when i posted the rating, i was very disappointed on how that day went. the main design of my gown which was the back was not properly buttoned because the girl that was supposed to help me dress up from jun's shop showed up late. but in response with jun ricaforte's professionalism as a designer, he was indeed a 10+++++. if i would be given a chance to go back and relived my search for a designer, i would still pick jun ricarforte. i do love my gown and i don't know anybody can do it as good as jun did with the price he gave me. he saved me a bundle on my wedding budget.
again jun, thank you so much and i hope you can help more bride with a tight budget like me.