Friday, May 28, 2010


Nakakatawa, di pa nakakaupo si 'new president', napipikon na sya! And napipikon sya dahil sa? Sa yosi! Haha! But I cannot blame him, kasi napilitan na nga sya tumakbo, pipilitin pa syang itigil yung yosi nya! Haha! Wawa naman!

Friday Favorites

When we go out to eat before, I can live without desserts...kasi nabubusog na rin naman ako sa main course e =) Even chocolates, I do not crave for them...pag meron, I eat. Pag wala, okay lang! =) But now, I am super addicted to fro-yo. If we eat out and I was not able to eat fro-yo, ay parang may kulang. Haha!

Among the fro-yo shops in Manila, I like Yoh-gurt Froz the most. It is delish at the same time cheaper than the others =) Pic above is from their website.

But pwede na rin the yogurt from The White Hat and Lulubelle. Okay sana ang Golden Spoon but it is sweet for me...di na sya yogurt. And it is too expensive! Haha!

As for the topping, my favorites are choco chips and almonds! Yummy yum yum!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

May 25, 2006

This day is a memorable one for me and for Arch…a life changing event happened! Haha! Here is the story…

2005 or a year before he proposed, I told Archie na yaw kong pagusapan yung mga future plans kasi I want na pag pinaguusapan na, sure na sya. So wala talaga kaming pinaguusapan na serious pa before he proposed.

A week before he proposed, I was telling Archie super kinukulit ako ng mga boss ko about our wedding plans. His answer lang was “magandang pagusapan sa bora yan”. Medyo nagiisip na ako pero syempre I dismissed the thought kasi yaw ko naman umasa diba? Then a day before we left for Bora, he told me he will be going to Greenhills. So I thought a baka bibili ng ring! Bwehehehehe! Since, our flight was the first flight out of Manila, he slept na sa house namin. As we were arranging our things, he told me that he needs a padlock para sa bag nya kasi mag checkin sya ng bag. I thought kung may ring syang binili, di sya mag check in so yung thought na he will propose vanished.

We arrived in Bora – May 25, Thursday, lunchtime. After lunch, he said he wanted to sleep. He told me to wake him up at 5pm. He was sleeping and I was watching tv. Then, I noticed that bawat galaw ko nagigising sya, which is super weird...Kasi si Arch, super antukin yun e. Kahit di sya inaantok, pahigain mo tulog yun! Hehehehe! (He told me after he proposed that he was nervous that was why he cannot sleep)

Anyway, we went back to the beach a little past 5. Nag happy hour kami sa BTR. He was driking San Mig Light then ako tequila sunrise. Then, I just went to the CR, pagbalik ko, sabi nya alis na daw kami. E I have not finished my drink yet. Sabi nya ubusin ko na daw. Inubos ko naman agad. Ahaha! The sun was beginning to set na. As we were walking along the shore, he asked what was the reason why I like the sunset na...(the reason can also be found in my previous post) I told him that I read somewhere that sunset is a promise of tomorrow. And then he told me that for him, it is a promise of a new tomorrow and he wants to spend the rest of his tomorrows with me. Then, I hugged him then sabi sandali lang, may sasabhin pa daw sya. Ahaha! Then he he popped the question na..."Marie Antoinette Collantes, would you want to be Marie Antoinette Collantes Abad? Will you marry?" My answer, “Yes, I will marry you!”

After that, naglakad na ulit kami at nagtetext na ako sa family and friends ko! Ahahaha! =)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Shrek Forever After

My husband and I watched Shrek Forever After last Saturday night. Shrek is memorable to us since our (Archie was a suitor then) first movie date was Shrek 2. So I really told Archie that we should watch Shrek Forever After. =) Sayang nga e, Antonio is still young so we did not bring him with us.

I enjoyed the movie...I was kilig and all. Ahaha! The movie is for married couples talaga...especially those who are married for a long time already and those who are getting bored with the same old routine of married life =) I just hope Arch and I will not go through that or if ever we experience the boredom, I hope and pray we will surpass that stage!

I would like to share to you my favorite song from Shrek 1. Super nakaka-in love and I can relate to this song! =)

Dana Glover - It Is You (I Have Loved) Lyrics
There is something that I see
In the way you look at me
There's a smile, there's a truth in your eyes

But an unexpected way
On this unexpected day
Could it mean this is where I belong
It is you I have loved all along

It's no more mystery
It is finally clear to me
You're the home my heart searched for so long
And it is you I have loved all along

There were times I ran to hide
Afraid to show the other side
Alone in the night without you

But now I know just who you are
And I know you hold my heart
Finally this is where I belong
It is you I have loved all along

It's no more mystery
It is finally clear to me
You're the home my heart searched for so long
And it is you I have loved all along

Over and over
I'm filled with emotion
Your love, it rushes through my veins

And I am filled
With the sweetest devotion
As I, I look into your perfect face

It's no more mystery
It is finally clear to me
You're the home my heart searched for so long
And it is you I have loved
It is you I have loved
It is you I have loved all along

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy 18 months!

Wow 18 months! 6 months to go and we are on the terrible 2 stage na! =) I am worried (if we will be patient enough) and at the same time excited…kasi ano pa ang ikukulit ni Antonio? Hehe!

- Can say ‘sa pa for one more or isa pa, Andia for Ate Andrea (I think), This (when pointing to something he wants to get), Ack for truck, Fish
- Likes to doodle
- Like to watch Cars (copies McQueen when he sticks out his tongue) and Madagascar (laughs when Alex surprised Marty)
- He knows where his toes and armpits are
- Can do the “quiet/shhh” action
- If he sees a cake (or kahit the red ribbon box), he blows
- When he sees the twinkle twinkle and the wheels on the bus pages on his song book, he will do the actions for these songs na…di pa ako kumakanta nun ha! =D
- When he sees a page in his book which has a “boo” written on it, he will say “boo!”
- Loves to look at his books and pretend to be reading
- Loves to run

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Favorites

Grabe, Friday na naman...ang bilis! Haha!

Since last Sunday was Mother's Day, I decided to have this spot for my favorite things/parts about being a mom...though halos lahat is my favorite! =)

- Antonio's smiles and laughter
- When Antonio wraps his arms around my leg when he does not like to go with his yaya or his daddy
- When Antonio sleeps whenever I am around (when I was working in Makati, he seldom sleep during the day)
- Antonio's kisses and hugs
- When Antonio learns new things easily
- Whenever somebody praises Antonio

When I gave birth to Antonio, I experienced some post partum blues. I was thinking na kung ginusto ko ba talaga magka I will not be able to go out life will not be the same again. Thinking back, that was correct. My life is now different...But I love love being a mom and I will never trade my life with anybody!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May 10 Experience

My husband and I arrived at the school to vote around 730am. There was a long line already just to go inside the waiting room. Apparently, the machine assigned to our clustered precinct was not working…I think it took the Comelec technicians about an hour to fix the PCOS machine.

I appreciated some of the voters giving suggestions on how to make process orderly. One lady suggested that those in the line waiting to go inside the waiting room (yeah, may wait list for the waiting room hehe) to have their names listed on a paper then they will just be called later on for them to go inside the waiting room. Then another voter volunteered to be the announcer of the names. But may mga DUGAS pa rin...Since the senior citizens are given priority, nakikisabay yung mga iba sa senior citizen…and there was one guy, who is a senior citizen, tagged along his wife na di naman senior citizen and their teenage boys in the lane of the senior citizen. Grabe! Ang kapal! Turuan ba ng mali yung mga bata? Good thing, there was another voter who volunteered to check who were called and who goes inside the room! And there was this lady who is pormado (boboto nakaskirt?), went inside the polling precinct mismo and talked to the comelec technician na sabi nya na kanina pa daw sya nakapila, etc etc…ayun pinapila na cya to get the ballot na…e hello 3 oras na kami dun, di ko naman sya nakikita no!

Oh well, good thing we were assigned to Clustered precinct 76, kasi sa kabila mas magulo! Ahaha! Maraming nagsisigawan! Hehe!

Parang we now know who will be our next President…I did not vote for him pero buti na lang at tumakbo sya kungdi si Erap na naman ang President natin…Scary! Di man ako masaya that he is winning but I just hope and pray that he will consider his position not a job but a career and he will love and nurture the Philippines and the Filipino people!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Favorites

It is long weekend again...yipee yiyey!!! =)

One of the reasons why I created a blog is because I love reading blogs of other people...people who I do not know and do not know me. Before, whenever the n@wies who have blogs send their emails to the group, I always open their urls =) Wala lang, nakikichismis lang =) As you notice, the names listed in the homepage are all n@wie bloggers...I just have to update this list though...

Aside from their blogs, I have favorites blogs which I open everyday just to check if they have new posts=)

Favorites (in order):
1. Chuvaness' blog - (I love the candidness of her posts)
2. Anton's blog - (His posts are most of the time nakakagutom and I feel like eating at the featured restaurant after reading the write-up)
3. Chico's blog - (I love Top 10)

I am a blog stalker and chismosa! Heheh!=)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Who to vote for President?

One week from now, elections na naman...and until now I am still undecided as to who I will vote for President.

Bakit kaya ganon? Parang wala akong super gustong gusto na if I am asked by somebody, I know what to answer immediately. Parang "okay lang" lahat...which is dapat hindi! I just do not know if sila ba may kulang or maarte/mapili lang ako! Haha!

* Noynoy - They always say na kung ano ang puno sya ang bunga. Pero still I will not vote for him! Eeks, nakikiride sa name ng parents...ang tanong kasi, may nagawa ba?
* Villar - Okay lang but syempre nakakabother yung mga cases against him...mukha kasing totoo e.
* Erap - NO! ang engot na ng Philippines pag nanalo pa sya!
* Gibo - Ang ganda ng pala sya ha! Pero parang kulang pa yung experience nya? What I like about him e di sya pikon...Di sya naninira ng mga ibang candidates...which is dapat ganon diba?
* Gordon - I like him because of what he did in Subic...pero may pagkapikon sya e...hehe!

For the others, deadma...I am not considering them! Ahaha!

I should pray for it na lang who I shall vote. And I will pray that God will guide all voters to choose the rightful person for the position! =)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sunset promise

I used to hate sunsets...why? diba parang nakakalungkot? Siguro because the day has ended...if you are really enjoying the day, it means tapos na...But that changed when I read somewhere na sunset is a promise that there will be a tomorrow...a promise of a new day (yeah by Paula Abdul hehe)...

I even liked sunsets more when my then boyfriend now husband proposed to me almost 4 years ago using that line during sunset in Boracay! We all know that sunsets in Boracay are the best diba?

So that is the reason for my url =) That phrase really changed my outlook in life...I learned to be happy and to be thankful! I learned to be excited of my life...if today is a good day, tomorrow will be a better one and I have so much to look forward to!=D