Thursday, November 20, 2008

One tall hot choco with mint syrup for

They never get my name right.. I'll start posting pictures of the cups that I get. This will be hilarious!

Meanwhile, this one's for you Gracie

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The year I was born

Gracie tagged me this one. Thanks! :)

In 1979 (the year you were born)

Jimmy Carter is president of the US

A major accident occurs at a nuclear reactor on Three Mile Island near Middletown, PA

An American Airlines DC-10 loses its engine and crashes seconds after takeoff, killing 275 people

Hurricane David kills over 1200 in the US and the Dominican Republic

Some 90 people, including 63 Americans, are taken hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran

The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan

ESPN starts broadcasting

Aaliyah, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Norah Jones, Heath Ledger, and Kate Hudson are born

Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series

Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl XIII

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Kramer vs. Kramer is the top grossing film

Sophie's Choice by William Styron is published

"My Sharona" by The Knack spends the most time at the top of the US charts

The Facts of Life premiers

1. What happened in the year you were born? Take the quiz by clicking the link above.
2. Post the result of the quiz in your blog.
3. Tag 5 people who you think are born on a different year than yours.
3. It would be interesting to know the age of your blogging buddies plus of course get to know a little about history few years back.
4. Add your name on the list below. Indicating also the year you were born.

JODY - 1977; (your name - birth year)
JOANNE - 1980
GRACIE - 1978
TRACY - 1979


Tagging Kelly, Farah and Jane

Monday, November 10, 2008

45 Days to go till Christmas

I haven't started with my shopping yet. Wait, I haven't even made a list! Usually, I would already start shopping by mid-November to still get some of the "good" stuff. I noticed kasi that by the first week of December, almost all the nice stuff are already gone especially clothes and shoes. Ako pa naman, it has been a tradition for me (and my whole family) to wear something new for Christmas eve, Christmas day and New Year's eve. Those are the parties and reunions kasi so we really dress up for it.

Anyway, I gotta start moving. I've only got a handful of inaanak and pamangkin so it won't really be that much of a problem. I just wanna make sure that I get my parents and sisters really nice gifts. As for Paolo's gift, hindi pa ba enough that I'm finally giving him a baby?!! Seriously, I still don't know what to get him and kahit sya, he doesn't know yet what he wants.

So, the hunt for the perfect dress(es) and shoes is on. I'll keep you posted.

Have you started with your Christmas shopping? Please share with me your good finds :)

Monday, November 3, 2008


That's what I feel now that the plans of my family to go to Macau this December is finally pushing thru without me!!! We originally planned to treat my parents to this trip to spend my dad's birthday there. I was supposed to be in charge of doing all the reservations online; from our plane tickets from PAL to comparing room rates from websites like, and to scout for the best rates for either Wynn Hotel or The Venetian (I personally prefer the Venetian.. hehe). My dad wanted to postpone the trip until I was ready and able to travel (daddy's girl eh! hehe) but my sisters have already arranged their schedules way before and it will be so selfish of me to mess it up. So, they are all set on December 8 to 10 and I think they will be staying at Wynn Hotel since my dad prefers it. I don't want to know the final details coz I'm really really sad that I won't be able to join my family in this trip. They promised to take home some of those Macau delicacies like the dried tapa which I hope I am allowed to eat!

Anyway, another thing that I envy are those pregnant ladies who can still eat or at least have an appetite during the first trimester. There are a couple of ladies here in the office that are also pregnant. Some are like me, in the first trimester, some are in their second and some are just about ready to pop. We sometimes compare our experiences and so far, I am the only one that doesn't have a "pinaglilihian" na food. I don't even have an appetite and as of my last check up, I even lost 2 pounds! After 3 or 4 bites, my stomach will start to feel queasy and I would feel like throwing up. I'm trying to eat healthy and as much as I can though since I already feel guilty that I may be depriving my baby of precious nutrients.