Sunday, August 30, 2009

slip nd fall

I over did it maybe for the floor was a little too shinny. Lucas came home late after a fellowship. He was happy and went to sleep immediately. After an hour or so, he woke up to go to the bathroom. It was dark but he did not open his night lamp and suddenly he slipped and fell on the floor near his bed. He bumped his head on the wall and hurt his wrist. I awaken to his fall and fretted on him, but after going to the bathroom, he just went back to sleep immediately. The next morning, he had a bad painful swollen wrist. We went to see a doctor but the doctor said it was alright, no need for an x-ray. I was relieved, for after all, I was a little conscience stricken for mopping the floor too often. It was not entirely my fault though and I scolded him for being clumsy. Now learn a lesson from this incident...Don't scrub your floor too clean and shinny. Beware of accident!
(note: by the way, this happened last Thursday :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

beginner or late bloomer housewife?!

My maids are both on vacation for fiesta and wedding. I am busy at home keeping house. It's hard work but I am still having fun..hehehe. I wake up at 6 AM to prepare breakfast. Lucas brews the coffee and I try to innovate the morning meal.
day 1 - luncheon meat and scrabbled eggs
day 2 - yangchao fried rice and fish
day 3 - oatmeal with cacao and bread
day 4 - homemade skinless longaniza and eggs
Tomorrow is day 5. Tonight while Lucas is in a meeting,  I have already precooked my native chicken adobo. I'll just simply heat it in the morning before serving. hehehe.
It's kind of like playing house except my house is simply too big. I have stopped my taichi for the meantime as I am actually getting a harder workout. hahaha!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Life in Cotabato is kind of slow specially now a days. I try to do something worthwhile like do my taichi in the morning, check my mail, supervise the repair of the 'dirty kitchen', cook something for Lucas and me, play my piano pieces ....somehow when all these things are done and I look at the clock; my gosh, it's not even 11oclock yet! hahaha!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hahaha It's Dylan's Birthday

Today is my 3 year old grandson's birthday, so this noon, I called up to greet him.
Over the phone I sang "Happy Birthday Dylan". I sang the first-two phrases twice and there was silence at the other end of the phone. I knew he was listening, but after my song Dylan ran away to play.
Angel, his mother called him back to say "Hi, Ahmah". Dylan usually do not respond to telephone conversation though.
Coached by his yaya and mother, Dylan came back to the phone and I sang him again two phrases of the birthday song.
To my surprise, he said... "Thank you".
"Hahaha.." I laughed at his spontaneous response.
"Dylan, say 'hi ahmah' " I heard Angel over the phone.
And Dylan did it!
He said "Hi Ahmah" loud and clear!
Hahaha! Happy Birthday Dylan!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cory Aquino on Dec. 9, 1988

I saw President Cory Aquino on December 9, 1988 at Malacanang Palace. I was chaperoning my 13 year old son Roy Patrick Tan and other Caltex Science Contest finalists and winners for a courtesy call. My son was representing region 12 together with Tisha Lee Eduave and Jakeson Angulo as a team. They got qualified to the magic five and thus therefore given the honor to meet the president. There was a short program in Malacanang for the particular occasion. The children were of course seated infront while the parents and teachers at the back of them. It was a short interlude seeing the president, but I like to share my impression. Cory appeared to be more fair and beautiful in person than in pictures. Why so? Maybe because of the way she carried herself with dignity and class... a more enduring effect one sees in a real person even for brief moments of encounter.