Luke is 10 months old today!

Time does fly.  Luke is 10 months old today.

He’s like a tornado.  He leaves havoc everywhere he goes.  His exersaucer has surrendered from being used as a trampoline.

Most of his board books are torn – the pages and the books themselves are torn in two.

Here’s a clip of him getting tickled by his truck:

And here’s a video of him trying to put himself to sleep. You’ll know he’s sleepy because he will suddenly lie down and keep trying different positions to fall asleep. This is the time that it’s not safe for our faces because the odds of getting kicked or smacked by a baby trying to get his sleep on are high.

Look how he throws his arms and legs at the start of the video.  He wasn’t even moving so much in this video because he was laughing at me.  He finds it funny everytime I sign “sleep”.  I don’t know why. And this goes on for about an hour or more before he finally falls asleep. Most of the time, I get really sleepy before he does but I can’t sleep until he does because he could fall of the bed trying to find a good position.

Happy 10 months, my love.

Luke at 9 months

Luke has grown so much.  He’s still a milk monster and now he’s also a cereal monster.

It never ceases to amaze me when I see him starting to show some personality.  I always wonder where he gets them.

He’s masungit.  He probably gets that from me.  He shouts both to communicate and to show frustration.  He even shouts at inanimate objects when he doesn’t get to physically do what his brain wants to do.

He’s only recently started saying mama mama though it’s not really me he’s referring to.  He just likes saying mama over and over which is a good change from just shouting.  He shrieks too – louder than my baby niece does.  It’s funny.

He still wants to sleep on my tummy especially at night.  He’s still very active.

One thing that I noticed when he was young that I think is super prominent now is that his head sweats so much.  His head sweats even if we are inside an air-conditioned room.  His scalp always forms these droplets of sweat.  I wonder why he’s like that. I’d like to think he has very active brain activity.

I thought he’d be walking by now but un/fortunately he’s still not.  But he crawls faster and faster every day.

He also kisses me on the lips a lot but he bites my lip everytime he kisses me so it hurts sometimes.

ok, i’m sleepy … hope to post more about luke soon.

Hello World!

It’s been a while since I last wrote anything.  Work has been busy but it’s interesting.  I have so many things to learn about.  My boss in nice.  I’m actually grateful that he gave me a chance to jumpstart my career.  My profile doesn’t exactly match the engineering position I’m in – Female, petite, and former housewife – very unengineer.  It’s funny how I’m probably the only female in most of the meetings I’ve attended.  It’s sad that to see that engineering is still a male dominated field.

Anyhoo, just cheking in.  Hope everyone is doing great!

Noynoy is President

So it seems the voice of the people has spoken and we another Aquino as President.

I hope the anti Noynoy’s would take defeat graciously and realize that in the end, the only way our country will move forward is if we all work together – regardless of whether he was your President or not.

Personally, I’m happy with the results.  Between him and Villar, he was my bet.  But hubby and I supported Gordon because he was the one who impressed us the most during interviews.

(We didn’t really get to vote this year so our due diligence was limited to showing our support hoping other friends would think twice about their candidate.)

I just want to write about this tweet in twitter that made me tick.  I have this friend who used to sport the yellow ribbon on his avatar on facebook.  A few days before election day, he announced his support for Gordon – which was good because we were supporting the same candidate.  Still, I tweeted “I thought you were supporting the yellow ribbon.”  For some reason he RTd it and said my support was for Cory not Noynoy.

Then some person tweeted back “people in this country should stop mistaking the son for the parents haha.”  Before that I was already annoyed at all this political chuva going on.  All of a sudden, everyone thinks they know everything.  I understand, everyone is passionate about our future.  But all the fighting on facebook about supporters from this candidate are all like this and that. (FYI Only supporters of Erap can be profiled! jk) But I guess I begged for it when I asked the question.

So this tweet was kinda the straw.  It annoyed me.  So I replied “I honestly don’t see the difference.  Cory and Noynoy both didn’t have credentials to become President.  Cory’s presidency wasn’t that good either.”

Too bad (or maybe good thing) you can’t write a novel of a tweet.  But my point was, if Cory became president and she is loved by the people why can’t Noynoy be president?  Noynoy is probably more qualified than her mother who was  a housewife before becoming president.  They both are banking on their clean image and gaining support from the recent death of a family member.  So yes, I don’t see the difference.

In fairness, the tweet said parents.  Noynoy is definitely not Ninoy.  I guess the part about Cory’s presidency wasn’t that good was too much. Though I believe it to be true, my friend was supporting Cory and it wasn’t his tweet that irked me.

Oh Noynoy, please don’t break your promise.  Please have the balls to be President.  I know gaming addiction is hard to kick – if what they say is true.  But please make your momma proud.

So here we are peeps – it’s a new chapter in Philippine history.  Hope floats.