Friday, August 29, 2014

Achiever for First Grading Period

August 22, Escuela De La Consorcia celebrated Buwan ng Wika and awarded certificates to achievers for first grading. I wasn't expecting (but I'm hoping) that Sundae would be one of them. The names were called alphabetically so I waited a bit long since our last name is M.

When Sundae's name was called, I'm teary-eyed walking to the stage. I'm so proud of my little girl for showing excellence but she's not aware of it. She's just having fun at the school and not aware that she is performing well.

Will post her Itik Itik dance and singing Sitsiritsit.

Monday, August 18, 2014

My Girl on Her Moose Girl

From Disney to Moose Girl, for a change, but we are not totally saying goodbye to Disney. Take a closer look at her shoes, that’s Minnie Mouse. We are also starting to collect the Baby Alive dollies as part of growing up. Minnie and Mickey, Barney and Friends and Dora will always be her most loved of course.

Except from her leggings and dress, this is a more casual outfit when going to mall or in school activities.
Honestly speaking, I never had these toys during my childhood, that’s why we are trying to give all these to her. This is also the reason why I’m not planning to have another child. I want to give all the best to my Sundae.

I know that these things won’t be enough to make her happy, our presence would still matter to her. That is why, we never fail to call her everyday and visit her every month, but Daddy can’t make it due to a Monday to Saturday work and travelling to Quezon take about 7-8 hours. Daddy has just started to his new work so he can’t take a leave yet.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Achievement Test Result

First Achievement Test, done on 1st of July.

I can't find the word that will best describe my feelings seeing my Sundae's grade with their achievement test. All I know is I'm proud of her, being the youngest in the class, and the fact that she got higher grade among other kids there.

First periodical test was taken on 31st of July, no pictures yet as my schedule of visit is on 20th of the month, a long weekend to spend with my Sundae. It's also there celebration of Linggo ng Wika, where the class is going to dance Itik Itik.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Licealiz: Recommended for Lice and Nits

Finally, no more lice and nits! Sundae and I got these parasites with our last nanny. I tried Oilganics for almost a month but it has no effect. I prefer Oilganics because it organics and I believe it won't have bad effects on Sundae's scalp and hair.

During my stay at the province, I manually remove it on Sundae's head until it's gone. But I still saw Sundae scratching her head. That's when I finally decided to use Licealiz.

When I visited her on July, I bought a bottle of Licealiz. After our first use, I notice that she is no longer scratching her head that often.Nits are dead now so it will no longer infest to her head.

I also bought one for me as I was also infested. I have used it twice and I no longer feel itchy head.

Gone are the days of scratching our heads..we are lice and nitz free..

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sundae on Her Type A School Uniform

Looks like a Sunday dress, but it's their type A school uniform. The director designed the uniform that way so kids can move and feel comfortable.

Ready for school..

La Escuela De La Consorcia, Lopez, Quezon has 3 types of uniforms. Type B is a blouse and skirt, it is not yet issued, but they already get the sizes of the kids and the PE uniform will post it soon.

Sundae enjoys her school now. I'm glad that she already know how to be friend, she is not fighting other kids now. I remember when we attended the Drypers Firework Launch kids are getting stress because she only wants to have all the toys in the playground. No matter how I tried to talk to her that she needs to play and share with the other kids, she still do whatever she wants because at home, she has all the toys in her and she's not sharing with anyone else.

But now, she is really a grown up. She already share things, although at times she still don't, but at least she's learning. Because she is now living with her cousin Sam and of course she go to school now.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Long Distance with Sundae

Since March this year, we already sent Sundae to my parents in Lopez, Quezon. We were traumatized for the last nanny we got. She's from Bataan and was referred by my brother-in-law, he said this girl looks after her younger siblings, so she knows how to take care of our Sundae. She came on January 26, during that time, it was Daddy Dang's cousin, Ate Mica, who looks after our Sundae.

Sundae looks good then, she was very healthy. Ate Mica never fails to give her vitamins and eat at the right time. But she is about to leave also for Saudi that's why we need another nanny.

We told her everything she needs to do with our Sundae, Ate Mica is also guiding her. Until Ate Mica left, we always remind her what to do before we left the house for work. However, as days go by it's as if it is always her first day in the house. She let Sundae stay too close on the TV, she can't see it because she's busy texting.

I also notice that Sundae keeps on scratching her head. Then this time, Daddy asked her (nanny) if she has lice she never lied, she has. I look at her head and to my surprise! That is toooooo many! Too late for us that our Sundae got it as well!

She said she will go home on her mother's birthday, I never stopped her and that is also the time that we decided to send Sundae to my Nanay.

As of now, Sundae is already going to school as nursery again, but this time it's for real.

I was able to spent more time with her, however, I can't take care of her, I can't bathe her, carry her, everything that needs two arms. I can only help her with her lessons.

I left on June 23 after my 1 month leave, actually the doctor told me to rest for 2 months but, I feel I can go to work since I only have to do some calls and check account of our clients.

My last visit was July 25-29, treat her to Jollibee and bring her to SM Lucena with Nanay and her cousin Sam. We also met my elder brother and her family there.

We prefer to sent Sundae to my parents assured that she is doing well there than staying with and leaving her with a nanny that we are not sure how she was.
Camp out, brownout for almost 3 weeks due to typhoon Glenda

Lunch at Buddy's SM Lucena with my elder brother (left), sis-in-law (feeding Sundae) and cousin Dimebag

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

CamSur Part 2: CWC

May 25, so it was our last day at Camsur. Last destination is the CWC Watersports Complex. From Sabang port, we took a jeep going to Goa where we took a minibus going to CWC. Upon arriving,  we first had our lunch.
Briefing before we start boarding
When I wear my helmet, I know it's a little loose, but I didn't dare go back to change it since it's too hot. So I fall in line now. It's my turn now, as I was riding the board, my helmet is starting to fall off my eyes that I can't see what is in front of me.
All aboard..
When I raise my head, it was too late, I'm in front of a ramp now and too late for me to avoid it and more dangerous if I let go as it's my face the might hit the ramp. So all I did was to go over the ramp, I was at the end of the ramp now, so I thought I'm already safe, when the cable was pulled again to continue, something really bad happened, I hit the ramp and broke my arm.

You know what, I really believe that this is my second life. That God saved me and to broke my arm is the least that HE can do to save me from even worst. You know it's only a split second that the cable may loose then pull the boarder harder. But in my case, I only realize after the accident happened, I feel that the time stopped and God is telling me to let go so I won't get hurt. But because I'm really determined to finish the lap, I didn't hear what He was telling me.

The sad face looking for me..maybe she knows something bad will happen to her mommy deary.
I was rushed to Mother Seton hospital. The staff of the CWC was there with me until they know that I'm good to go and be transferred to my family. I was given first aid and they cast my arm for safe travel.

See a closer look at the upper right side, see my broken elbow?
I stayed in our house in Quezon on the night of the 25th May before we go to Lucena City to look for specialist. I was admitted at Lucena Doctors and undergone open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). The doctor said the operation will last for 2hours but according to my family it lasted for 4 and half hours. According to the doctor it took that long because my bone is not only dislocated, but has also some crushed parts.

This is after the operation, when I get back to my sense, I immediately look for my little girl.
This is how my arm was after the operation.
First cleaning, 2 days after the operation.
As of this writing, I have been into 5 sessions of theraphy so I could bend and straighten my arm fast and avoid faulty-handed.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Conquers CamSur at 3

May 22-25, 2014: We left Quezon City at 7:30pm via DLTB bus fare is Php760 and we reach Goa at around 7am of 23rd May. From Goa, we took a tricycle going to Sabang Port, fare is Php30 and it can accommodate around 5-7 passengers. In Sabang Port we took a boat going to the house of my cousin's husband where we are going to stay before heading to Caramoan, boat fare is Php for 10pax.

Sample IT


Day 1
Broom, broom from Manila via DLTB
8:00 pm

Day 2
Hello there, Sabang Port (Lagonoy, Cam. Sur)
8:00 am

Boat ride to Brgy. Cabotonan (Haybol nila Jayr)
8:30 am

Breakfast, rest, etc.

Off to Aguirangan Island
Note:  Walang kuryente sa isla, uwi din before sunset
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

River trek to Bilog Falls
2:00 pm

Dinner, rest, bonding at haybol

Day 3
Wake up call/prep/breakfast
4:00 am

Caramoan Islands assault
5:00 am

Day 4
Wake up call/breakfast/Prep/Pack up
5:00 am

To Sabang port
7-7:30 am

Sabang port to CWC (via van/bus)
7:30 am

Welcome to CamSur Wakeboard Center, Pili, Cam Sur!
8:30 am

To Naga City
10:00 am

Lunch, pasyal, etc.

Gorabells na! Goodbye Cam Sur
6:00 pm

Hello again, Manila.  Back to reality.
4:00 am


View of Mt. Isarog on our way to Goa

Boat going to my cousin's hubby house in Brgy. Cabotonan

View of Mayon Volcano on our way to the house.

Lunch time, 23rd May, day 1

Swimming at the Bilog falls, river crossing before we get here.

Videoke at night

On our way to Caramoan island hopping, 24th May day 2.

First stop, near Gota island, Gota was closed due to survivor shooting.

Oh how she loves the sand :)
I was not able to took out my cam again for the next islands due to rainshower. On our way back to house, a heavy rain fall. We are all wet and tired. A bit nervous due to lightnings. Thank God, the sea is still calm and no tall waves came our way.

We arrived home safe and sound :) But I was not safe on our last day, 25th May. Find out on my next post.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Another Gift From Google

3pcs maracas and softball with pump.
It feels good receiving presents from Google. It's the second package they sent to me since I manage our Adwords. Google never fails to send simple gifts not only to top advertisers but also to us who spend a little less.

I'm excited to the next item..keep those gifts coming :)..
This was the first gift sent sometime in November 2012. -notebook, ballpen, yoyo, picture clip-

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sundae's Flashback

It's been quite a long time since my last post. I was so busy that I can't find time to blog since I'm already on Facebook. However, I still hope I could make up  those days I missed.

Last school year, Sundae sit-in in a nursery school, Angel of the Lord Learning Center in Palmera Spring, Camarin. The aim is to let her spend time with children of her age, nothing else, since we can teach her anything she needs to know, except the application like sharing. She was the youngest since she's only 3, her classmates are already 4.

She's wearing a black knee socks because it was written in the checklist the teacher gave me, I just can find it now so I could probe. :)

It really pays seeing her have these tats :)
Pretty witch on her first trick or treat.

Field trip at Pasig Rainforest

Taken at Crocodile Farm during their field trip, with her classmates and teacher.