As much as I’d want to stay a housewife forever and focus on my path to domestic Goddess status, I have to face the fact that I’m middle class and I can’t expect hubby to have to solely bear the burden of our survival – though he’s been doing a great job all these years.
It also makes me guilty whenever I have to tell people that I’m a housewife in expensive Singapore and yet I still have household help. So even if it pains me to have to leave Luke at home with Lala, I’ve realized that it’s best for me to be more financially productive.
Continue reading I got a job!
I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited to go back to Manila. I feel like it’s been years since my last trip to Manila considering we were here just before Christmas. I was so excited that I felt like clapping my hands when the plane landed. I’ve never felt so much like an OFW before – well technically I’m not because I don’t work. Maybe it’s because this is the first time Luke will be back since bringing him to Singapore. He’s grown up so much since then. Maybe it’s because it was the first time ever we didn’t spend Christmas Holiday in the Philippines. Maybe it’s because we are going on our first vacation as family with Luke. Whatever it is, hubby and I both couldn’t contain our excitement.
Continue reading Finally back in Manila
I woke up to news that Michael Jackson just died of cardiac arrest and Farah Fawcett just lost her battle with cancer. It’s a weird start to a birthday.
I haven’t really thought about my birthday that much and may have subconsciously pushing it at the back of my mind because I’m still in denial stage. I know eventually I will embrace being 30 but right now I’m still coming to terms with it. I feel like I was just 25 yesterday and then all of a sudden I’m 30! Whoa!
Continue reading It’s my Big 3-0
We’re finally settled in at our new apartment. Though it’s a little smaller than the old one, and so much farther away from the city, it’s actually closer to our friends and it’s better designed.
I didn’t think we’d accumulate so much stuff in two years! We moved in with 50 boxes of stuff considering we sold our 3+2 seater and coffee table already. And even though we’ve resolved to not accumulate any more and just save money specially since it’s recession, we just couldn’t help it. We just bought a bookshelf, a kitchen trolley, a small oven, a microwave oven, and a small massager. Plus I had to buy new boots to replace the ones Jorey threw out – there’s always pressure to buy when sales peeps tell you that today is the last day of the sale. There’s even more pressure when they tell you you get additional 10% off when you buy a second pair of shoes. We had to draw the line.
I feel guilty spending this much when I should be saving up for baby stuff. It makes me nauseous.
By the way, I’m 16 weeks into my pregnancy yesterday. Continue reading 16 weeks, Settled in and Nesting
Yup. I’m pregnant!
I’m writing this now, but not posting it yet. Apparently it’s best to make the announcement when you’re that the baby’s gonna stay there for good – or for 9 months at least.
Continue reading I have a bun in my oven
Just got back from Manila a few days ago. I had to cut short my trip a week early because my parents wanted to come over and visit us in Singapore one last time before we move to a smaller (probably uglier) place. As always there’s never enough time to do everything I want to do and see everyone I want to see and eat all the food I want to eat.
Hope to post pics soon.
Speaking of pics… Continue reading Back in Singapore
Haven’t posted anything for a while. That’s because I found myself something interesting to do. That is as a photography assistant and DI (digital imaging) artist. Let me first get it out of the way and say that the pay is peanuts – I was earning more when I was working in Manila. Considering the cost of living in Singapore vs Manila, yes – it’s really peanuts. But it more than compensates for it with interestingness and the amount of things I can learn.
Continue reading Wassup?
Congrats to my brother and sister-in-law. They just had a beautiful baby girl!
I am officially of an older generation now. My brothers have their own babies!