Saturday, August 26, 2006Little girl na ang baby namin
Ang bilis talaga ng araw. Akalain mo, isang taon ka na? Parang kelan lang takot pa kami na buhatin ka kasi parang ang lambot-lambot mo, ngayon hinahatak mo na ang mga damit namin para alalayan kang maglakad. Hirap na din kami ngayon na kargahin ka kasi ang bigat mo na. Nakakalungkot lang minsan kasi baka paggising namin bukas, independent ka na at hindi mo na kami kailangan.
Ngayon pa lang, nakikitaan ka na namin ng pagiging smart. Ang galing mong manggaya ng mga nakikita mo. Walang nagturo sa'yo nung gesture na ginagawa ni Kris Aquino sa Deal or No deal pero ginulat mo kami isang araw, noong nagtatanong si Kris ng "Is it a deal? or no deal?", sumasagot ka ng "no deal" gesture. Ang bilis mong matuto! Natuto kang uminom sa straw na ikaw lang tapos ilang beses ka lang tinuruan nina Mommy at Daddy magmano saka mag-flying kiss, marunong ka na agad. Kanina lang, kwento ng Mommy mo, umiyak ka daw sa barberya noong nagpagupit ang Daddy mo tapos nakita mong pinapalo-palo ang likod at balikat niya. Akala mo siguro sinasaktan si Daddy ano? Minamasahe lang siya Tricia. Kaya sa susunod na sumama ka sa barberya at makita mo ulit yon, hindi ka na dapat umiyak ha.
Mukhang mauubusan din kami ng sagot kapag nag-umpisa ka nang magsalita kasi ngayon pa lang, ang daldal mo na. Napaka-curious mo din sa paligid mo. Kapag may nakita ka, gusto mong lapitan agad at imbestigahan. Hurricane Tricia din ang tawag ko sa'yo ngayon kasi talaga namang lahat ng madaanan at makita mo, kinakalikot mo at itinatapon. Pero nitong mga nakaraang araw, napapansin namin na yung mga kinakalikot mo, isinosoli mo din sa kung saan mo nakuha. Para talagang marunong ka nang mag-isip. Saka napakalikot at napakakulit mo na din! Masakit na ang buong katawan namin sa kakasunod sa iyo, ikaw parang hindi pa din nababawasan ang energy.
Hindi pa din nagbabago yung pagiging happy baby mo. Yun ang gustong-gusto namin sa iyo kahit noong baby ka pa lang. Hindi ka halos umiiyak, maliban na lang kung gutom o basa ka. Kaya lang madalas kong nakikita ngayon na kumukunot ang noo mo. Hmp! Mana ka talaga sa Daddy mo! Sana naman Tricia, hindi mo dalhin yan maski sa paglaki mo. Mas masaya kapag nakangiti ka lang palagi.
Sa mga nakikita namin sa'yo, mas lalo kaming na-eengganyong magtrabaho ng mabuti para mapalaki ka namin ng maayos at maibigay lahat ng mga pangangailangan mo. Sana lang, huwag kang lumaking spoiled brat. Bawal ang maging brat ha, ako ang unang magagalit sa iyo kapag naging brat ka. Huwag mo ding papansinin muna yung mga little boys na ngumingiti at humahawak sa iyo ha.
Maraming salamat sa pagbibigay kulay sa aming mundo. At kahit pa pagurin mo kami sa pag-aalaga sa'yo, magtitiyaga kami. Ipagdasal din natin palagi kay Lord na sana lagi kang healthy at happy. Magpakabait ka lagi ha at huwag matigas ang ulo. Saka pakiusap lang, huwag mo namang bilisan ang paglaki!
Posted by nikki:: 8/26/2006 12:59:00 AM
Friday, August 11, 2006Books
Let's have a break muna from my Malaysia experience. Here's a tag from Doc Emer
Books that changed your life?
I have to read that book yet but Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five Peolpe You Meet in Heaven both by Mitch Albom made an impact in my life.
Books you have read more than once?
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Books you would want on a desert island?
All books by Nicholas Sparks
One book that made you laugh?
I can't remember any.
One book that made you cry?
I have read lots of books that made me cry but one book that really made a lasting impression is P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern (so sweet!)
Trivia: Cecelia Ahern wrote her 1st novel, P.S. I Love You at the age of 21 and she is the daughter of Ireland's Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern. Cecelia is also the sister-in-law of Nicky Byrne of Westlife.
One book you wish you had written?
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone a.k.a. Book 1 of the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling because I would be a millionaire by now had I written it. hahahaha!
One book you wish had never been written?
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan. Nalito ako kasi Olivia is telling a story at the moment then in the next paragraph, you're reading about a ghost na pala.
One book you are currently reading?
Pediatric Advanced Life Support from the American Heart Association
I HAVE to read this because I will be going on training 2 weeks from now and I NEED to pass (again) the exam.
One book you have been meaning to read?
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Ayan, gusto ko na tuloy pumunta ng bookstore bukas na bukas din!
Posted by nikki:: 8/11/2006 10:42:00 PM
Thursday, August 10, 2006Miri, Malaysia Part 2
*** to be continued
Posted by nikki:: 8/10/2006 01:46:00 AM
Friday, August 04, 2006Miri, Malaysia Part 1
The Miri Airport is small but new, clean and not very busy. Only a handful of people was there waiting to meet relatives and friends not like at our airports in the Philippines. The weather too was nice. We went to eat at a place which locals call “the waterfront” because it is in front of a body of water. The food there is delicious and fresh. Malaysians especially the Malaysian Chinese are so fond of eating out so that everywhere you go, restaurants/eateries can be found dotting the roads some even setting out tables on the side of the road. No danger of getting hit by cars though because roads and sidewalks are wide. Traffic too is almost non-existent in Miri. Drivers are very disciplined (although I have seen a couple of young drivers who beat the red light and do unauthorized U turns). I have yet to hear a car horn blowing along the road. I had a chance to drive last week and it was a novelty for me to see drivers give way to others.
I am not an adventurous eater, I only eat what looks familiar to me and eat only when I am reassured that the food is not spicy. Malaysia is also home to lots of Indians so spice is part of their diet, hence it couldn’t be avoided that I eat some too. I am glad I did. Their mee (pancit) is soooo yummy even though spicy! Our favorite snack is called roti canai (looks like lumpia wrapper) dipped in curry. I drew the line on curry though so I ate roti telur (roti canai with egg); but only for a few times, roti canai even without curry is very tasteful. I got introduced to three drinks too – lian teh (it’s a local concoction of boiled leaves but tastes sweet), sincau (black gulaman for us but ours tastes sweeter) and barley (plain barley, not the “made into beer” barley). All three tastes good; even now, I am missing lian teh already. My all time favorite dish is panggang (grilled fish with alamang), too spicy for me but its worth all the spice. The only vegetable I ate is the sautéed baby kaylan (not too sure of the spelling). There is also one exotic (at least it is for me) food that I ate here – fern flower (don't know the local name, sorry). You know the fern used for bouquets and flower arrangements? It is grown in some parts of Miri and the flowers (yes, there is a flower) of the fern are sold for food. We ate the sautéed dish and it tastes like cauliflower. An interesting dessert I ate is called kojak which is a mix of fruits, vegetables and squid in a peanut based sauce. It looked yucky from a far but wait till you taste it, it’s the sauce that made the trick I think. I was also able to eat the famous satay and some of their local kakanins. I would never trade our bibingka though for any of their colorful kakanins.
***to be continued
This post was written last July 28,2006
Posted by nikki:: 8/04/2006 02:46:00 PM
Tuesday, August 01, 2006Back from the land of black gold
The first thing I did after the kwentuhan with my family was go online. I missed the internet!!! I have 135 emails in my inbox. I just went through it quickly, read the most important ones but wasn't able to reply to any because by then my head was throbbing. But I promise to reply to everyone as soon as I can.
To everyone who wished me well... JO, ATE ANN, MAM KIWIPINAY, KNEEKO, KAREN (miss you!), KA URO and all those who left messages ... AHIA KENJI, ELLE and PATRICE (will email you later friend) thank you very much.
More kwentos later...
Posted by nikki:: 8/01/2006 01:56:00 AM