Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Why on earth do I have to end up with fucked up opening shift with all of these sort of sleepless night. 
I don't get it why.


I can't sleep earlier than 12mn. I just don't know why, maybe I'm just not used to it.
but then again, can somebody please tell me why. 

I want 8 lovely hours of sleep more than anything in this world right now. Simple as that.
Oh! There's these 2 days in a week were I don't do opening. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. - My rest day. :/


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A's first formal class at Gymboree - Level 3

As you all know (let's pretend you guys know) Wednesday is my permanent day off. (why hello stalkers, yes, Wednesday it is) I requested to have it every Tuesday since Ashley's schedule at Gymboree is every Tuesday at 2pm. :-)

So last August 16, 2011 was her first formal class in Gymboree. The first ones were just a free trial class. Here are some photos taken during her class.

Today's lesson: Tunnel crawling.

The lesson for today is to teach them babies to crawl inside the tunnel. It is to develop their crawling skills and to also make them comfortable crawling or passing through small spaces. 

We arrived earlier than 2 o'clock in the afternoon just so Ashley could adjust to the place before having her class. Mommy Tip: Always arrived to a new place with your baby earlier than the scheduled time so that your baby can adjust to the place and feel comfortable afterwards.

Ashley having her Daddy around, exploring her classroom/play area.
After a few minutes her class starts. Here are some pictures. 

Ashley is so hyper. In this photo, she wanna get the tambourine of her teacher. :-) Ha Ha!
We started the class by singing the "Welcome song"

And now, It's Tunnel crawling time!!!

I'm so proud of her. She's not scared to try things and she easily follow instructions from her Teacher as if she understands everything. :-)

And here the babies were told to stay above the parachute while their Teacher blew some bubbles. :-)

She says "hi" to one of the mommies there. :-)

Playing waves with the parachute.

All in all, her first day was a success. They were not just taught how to play, how to climb and slide. Sooner Ashley will learn how to pack away her toys after playing and how to listen and follow instructions from grown-ups. :-) 

Side story:  After her class, we went grocery shopping and head off to Hillsborough for an early dinner for Kuya Gino and Ate Via before they leave for Singapore. I kinda helped Ate Farrah preparing the dinner. I'm so proud of Ate Farrah! She now knows how to cook. He He He. And not only that she cooks good food. Really yummy! :-)

c/o Ate Farrah

We had Greek Salad, Chicken roll-ups stuffed with cream cheese and basil (the works :p), Tomato rice pilaf and deconstructed Apple pie with butter oats crumble.

I know! YUMMY! :-)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Blues

How's everyone's Monday?

As usual it's off-peak at work. I was so tired looking for what to do. Few guest. Few workmates. Few sales.
It's always like this during Mondays. So usually, we do general cleaning every Monday. But today, we only cleaned the shit out of the chillers. That is it! I actually, I didn't joined the cleaning. My body was just still tired from weekend's work. Plus I've been having hot flashes lately or it's just our exhaust busted? Whatever it is, it doesn't feel good at all. Today's tip day. 15th it is :-)

Had Assam Tea Milk at Tea Talk again. One thing I've noticed about the staffs there. They looked buffed but bell full. Ha ha ha. It's like the 3 guys there has the same body built. Wala lang. I just noticed they got big tummy.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Another day with Ashley.

August 11, 2011

So today was my day off to work and it only means.. FUN DAY WITH ASHLEY!!! :-)

We leave the house at around 1:30pm, went to Gymboree. As you all know.. Ashley just turned 1 year old and her Ninong Gino and Tita Via will enroll her to Gymboree as their gift to her. I am so thankful and excited! :-) We first inquired what class suits her age and we also asked for the schedules of the classes since my schedule was fixed already. 

On our way to Gymboree - biting the pig from famous mobile game, Angry Bird. 

With Wowa Venus. Walking to Gymboree - Ashley's seem to not like it being held while walking. Sucha pasaway already, He He!

Arrived Gymboree. - The Play Area


I know she'll love it in there very mucho :)

After a not-so-long conversation with  Teacher May, She recommend to Ashley the Music1 class scheduled tomorrow at 2pm. It's a free trial class. In that way we'll be able to see if this class will suit her interests at her age.

Arrived Alabang Town Center to get my salary. and Yes, I 'm still waiting for the replacement of my lost Cash Card from BDO. 

With my friend at work, July & her Ninong Andrei at Amici!

So that's it for now! :-)
I'll be blogging Ashley Day 1 at Gymboree.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ashley turns 1!!!

Time flies so fast that even my once little Ashley is now turning 1 year old without me noticing that it would be this fast. She can now stand and walk on her own. I can still remember my labor, agonizing every pain. That I have to call my anesthesiologist every 30 minutes to inject me some more anesthesia as the pain grows stronger rapidly. By the time I reached 10cm and is ready to push, I can barely remember details maybe because I was tired from labor or maybe because of the drugs I took and injected to me. All I can remember, after pushing for almost 30-minutes I heard for the first time, Ashley's cry and I was just so happy. I wasn't able to hold her right after my little baby got out of my womb. I fell asleep and got stitched. He he he. 

And now, looking back at her first few pictures, I realized how fast she's growing. Now that she has turned 1 year old, I made a deal with myself to exert effort preparing and stressing myself to make her birthday successful despite of my schedule at work and so here are the pictures. Enjoy! :-) 

Grocery shopping

We celebrated Ashley's 1st birthday last July 31st although her birthday really is on July 26th. 
At 4:00 in the afternoon we started the party. I'm not really blogging what we did in detail hence I'm posting pictures from the party. 

The Set-up

Table centerpiece were personally made by her creative Ninang Carms. Which by chance matched her Birthday Cake by Aggy's. Check out their Cakes and like them of facebook. Aggy's cakes & sweets.

A Princess' Crown Cake. Made of Vanilla Chiffon. :-)

Thanks Wowa Venus for the cupcakes & Ninang O for the loot bags!

Grace before meal is a Must!

We served our guests Taco Salad, Beef Taquitos, Beef Burittos, Chili Fried Chicken, Creamy Sausage Pasta with Corn and Cilantro.
A Make-your-own Tacos
Chocolate Fondue

For a Mexican Theme Party, Please feel free to contact Amigo's Taqueria - for party food take-out. Check out Menu and like Amigo's on Facebook. :-)

Pictures with the Family

Though it rained that day, we still manage to make fun times possible. My Baby is now 1! And I am in love with her. <3

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

look who's Tea Talking

Last August 2 was Andrei's (my friend for 3 years I guess) birthday. I was planning to get him something that he really like but  doesn't lasts long. You know what it is? FOOD. But to my disappointment, I wasn't not able to give him any presents. Hahaha. I was so busy and yes, tired preparing Ashley's birthday that I didn't reported to work last Monday cos I am not feeling well and so I can't go out of the house to go buy some.. WAIT I don't even need to explain why. HAHAHA. So I asked him for a tea date which happened to be a kanya-kanyang bayad system. Happy Birthday, Andrei. If you're reading. :-)

I was not blogging for his birthday anyway. Lol! So to continue, we had tea, obviously, at Tea Talk.

Had Toffee Milk Tea w/ Coffee Jelly! - The first time I went there I had Mixed berried w/ Passion fruit Popping boba. 
Unfortunately, I am with this creature. :-) Ha ha ha

We also had a few snack.. although it's past dinner time and we haven't had dinner yet.

Then Archie came at around 11:30pm and took this shot.

The place was so chill and free wi-fi. Woot! :-D Their teas were absolutely good and I can't wait to try every tea on their menu. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

cherry blossom

Don't you find it calming seeing cherry blossom petals falling calmly from it's tree down to the ground? I do.
I always adore seeing cherry blossoms tree on television. How I am dreaming of seeing it, touching and being under it while the petals fall directly in front of me.
So calm and beautiful it can be to be surrounded by these pink trees.
play around with my family.
In bright pink

and pale pink.

Why don't I have it here in the Philippines. I would love to spend my whole day laying down with Archie and Ashley watching these beautiful, calm and sweet looking flowers.