Hi Kuya Rhad, 

You’re so Rhad!  Charot. 

Recently, karamihan (kung di man lahat)  ng post mo,  puro pang-brokenhearted at pang-sawi. Nagtataka ako kasi alam ko masaya ka naman sa kanya.  Bakit biglang may ganyan? (ramdam ko yung sobrang in love tas parang biglang bagsak yung relasyon nyo, feeling ko ganun) 

Nagpaka-stalker ako ng slight.  Tinignan ko account nya at tinignan ko din tumblr mo,  baka sakaling andun ang sagot kaso wala (wala pa nung time na yun). 

Ilang araw din na sa tuwing may post ka,  inaabangan ko iniisip ko “OK na kaya si Kuya? “. Binabasa ko looking for clues, although din rin naman kita nakakausap ng personalan o kahit biruan. (pero follower mo ko since tumblr days, wayback 2011 pa!) Lurker lang pero nag-aalala ako. 

Hanggang sa nagpost ka ng “Boyfriend for rent” selfie. Nasabi kong “ahh, medyo umo.okey okey na :D”

Gusto kong malaman yung nangyari pero di ko na tatanungin. Masaya akong sumasaya ka na ulit (kahit pa’no). 

Kuya Rhadson, kung ano man yan alam mong lilipas din yan. Matatapos din yan, at dahil dyan makakasulat ka nanaman ng magandang libro. :mrgreen: Gaya nga ng sabi sa quote sa One More Chance, “baka kaya tayo iniiwan ng taong mahal natin….” alam mo na yun, haba eh. 😂

Basta, kaya mo yan.

Kapag BGC life ka na, makakapagpa.pirma na ko ng libro sayo (sa wakas!).

Till then Kuya.Aja!

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Dear You,

I wrote my first letter for you four years ago. Sobrang ibang iba pa ang sitwasyon noon. :)Bakit ako sumulat ulit? Wala lang. Masaya ako na sa wakas, mukhang Ok na Ok na kayo.) Sa tuwing nakikita ko yung pictures nyo, masaya akong makita na masaya ka.

Kailan kaya kayo ikakasal? I hope soon. 🙂

Keep it up and God bless, Weisz.

Highschool Batchmate 😊

Just (Another) Quick One : Hobbies,  Passion and Being a Mom

I was looking at my Instagram feed when I saw this photo by one of my high school friends. An aspiring photographer who takes above average photos (not that I have high standards) and he,  just like me,  loves using nature as his subject.

I went on looking at his photos when I realized that I used to love taking photos and looking at nature photography.  Now,  I just love looking at them.

I know most parents experience this at one point especially stay-at-home moms like me.  That moment when you suddenly just miss doing those things that you’re terribly passionate about,  like photography for instance. You can feel the passion,  the excitement and the anticipation thinking when you can do the things you used to do. Somehow imagining what you would do and where you’d go to when you get the chance. For a minute,  you’re flying there planning with a little too much bit of excitement.

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Still Hoping (sigh)

When I was planning for college, the only university that I really wanted to get into is UP (University of the Philippines).  Guess what?  I fail simply because I  I didn’t know the RightMinusWrong rule.  I failed by a margin in one part of the entrance exam,  Math. I didn’t  go in any review centers as well. *sigh*

Well,  since I failed in UP,  I started checking on other universities.  PUP (Polytechnic University of the Philippines)  is the only one where I am determined to go. I passed the entrance exam with 81.96%, all the courses that I chose are still open and technically,  I just need to attend the orientation (not to mention that their rate per unit is only Php12.00. Yep. Twelve fucking pesos per unit!)

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Old Letters and Old Blogs

I mentioned it before that I actually have several blogs both in wordpress and tumblr. I decided to leave those blogs for some reason and decided to focus in this one.  Well,  earlier I visited M and J’s Facebook profile to check on them.  She have this special place in me where I’ll always wish her to have the best in everything.  I used to write anonymous open letters before and she’s the first one to receive it. 

Anyway,  I decided to visit my WordPress blog wherein I added my old Tumblr blog posts (before deleting it) to look for the letter and there,  I realized how different everything was back then. My ideas,  independence,  all the photos I took,  EVERYTHING!  

For a moment,  I thought of merging those posts in this blog as well,  but then… that will kinda destroy it’s purpose. 

It feels good to reminisce.  And for M,  I’ll definitely do another letter for her.

💋💖💋

Meh Dai

Last December 20, I decided to order a Mei Tai as Christmas gift for Rui. The old carriers the we use are non-ergonomic and he’s always uncomfortable when he stays on it for longer than 30 minutes.

Good thing Nakong is very accomodating and they included our order on the last day of shipping before the holidays so we received it as early as December23.

I’m so excited to try it that we took some action shots right away.

….and some action shots, excuse my messy hair #babywearingph #meitai

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My mom and my husband find it  a bit inconvenient since I need to tie it unlike the ones that we have which we simply need to lock with some snap ons just like this.  (Photos from Lazada)


As a member of Babywearing Philippines, these are some of the things that I learned:

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The old one the we have is non-ergonomic and NOT recommended for use.  I know that carriers can be costly (we tried malong before too)  but it’s better to invest on something if it’s for their safety.

“Eh natapos nga sila Alexis at Erika,  ok naman yan” my mom said.  Yes,  they’re fine but if only I have enough funds before, I would’ve buy that sooner.

I am soooo in love with our meitai and soon I’ll post a video on how to use it.

Update: Title updated in lieu of NaKong’s updates about using the right name for baby carriers.

nko

 

#KMG

College was like a blur to me. Like 4 years of my life just passed and wasted.  Why?  I hated the university I went to, I didn’t really like the course I took,  I was in a shitty relationship (from first to third year),  basically I hated almost everything that’s happening in my life during that time. (I know people would say I’m fortunate enough to even go to college and I’m still complaining.)

You know how it feels like marrying someone you never really loved?  That’s how it feels like. But then,  I met my friends.  I always tells them that they’re like my ‘kids’ in that ‘marriage’.  They’re the only reason why I kept on going to school. I wanted to be with them and I actually ended up finishing my course…. simply because I wanted to be with them. I hope you’re getting how important they are to me. In those 4 blurry years of college,  they are the only thing that’s clear to me. 

When I started having kids,  I had lesser time to be with them. Actually since we graduated from college,  I never really get to see them.  Aside from time (I always put my kids first) it’s the money. You see,  they are from the higher class (compared to mine). Some of them don’t really NEED to work and me, I have kids and I need to provide for them of course. The last time I saw any of them was a month before I gave birth to my daughter and she’s turning three next March. 


So, earlier I saw a post from Facebook.  They went out again. You know why it hurts? No one even asked if I wanted to come. Every time I’d ask if they’re free,  they’d say they’re busy for work but then I’d see them going out together and no one even remembered me.And this is not the first time too. Yes, I’m crying as I type those things ’cause they are only ones that mattered to me before I had my own kids. 

I unfollowed them ’cause I don’t wanna get hurt for the same reason again. I don’t even want to talk to them ever again and most probably we’ll  just avoid each other altogether. It’s like a one-way break up. And you know people say that breaking up with friends hurts more than breaking up with your lover.  That’s true (and this is not the first time i had it too). 

#kmg, kissing memories goodbye. The hashtag I used for anything that I want to forget.

Goodbye,  ‘friends’. 

Mango Custard on His 5th Month

This is one of the posts that stayed way too long on The Drafts. This was for my son’s 5th month (remember the no-bake fudgee cake? ) and I got so busy. Well, here it is.

For the ingredients, we need:

1 cup fresh milk (or evaporated milk)
1 pack all purpose cream
1/4 cup condensed milk
2 medium sized ripe mangoes
1 tbsp Yellow Mr. Gulaman (unflavored)

Procedure:

  1. Dissolve 1 tbsp gulaman in 1/4 cup water. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Prepare the mangoes. I used this Speedy Chopper from Tupperware to easily make the Mango Puree.

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3. In a separate pan, mix 1 cup fresh milk, 1/4 cup condensed milk, 1 pack all purpose and half of the mango puree.

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Random HP shit

You know how 2016 messed up with us by giving us a lot of shitty surprises and celebrity deaths,  right?  Allan Rickman hit the hardest.  Harry Potter fans would know why. Well,  2016 is not over yet and I’m constantly thinking that it might take Maggie Smith as well.  I always try to avoid thoughts like that but whenever I do,  I remember this:

Credits to the owner.

Seriously though. 

I can’t post this thought on Facebook because others might take it the wrong way.