i remember having a similar conversation with the ex-gf. i liked ‘old’ names (i call them ‘timeless’), she like more modern ones.

but near the halfway mark, they discuss the kabaduyan of Pinoy-sounding names but embrace American-sounding names for establishments.

anyway, i was just able to relate to this and find it amusing. :)

tapos na ang maliligayang araw

this is the thing i hate the most: emotional (over)eating. last week, it was probably just stress. now, partly stress, and partly anxiety. and i don’t want to say it yet because i might misuse the term. but i am thinking it: depression.

madaling sabihin na ‘just get over it.’ atsaka ‘it’s just a phase.’ binobola ko din sarili ko minsan ng ganyan. kaya ang nangyayari, i redirect my thoughts into escaping this feeling. among the things i turn to for happiness is food.


spiritually, maybe i am drained. aside from not going to mass for the past 2 months, i haven’t gone to confession for over a year now. youtube preaching and reading inspirational messages online don’t suffice. even personal prayer and reflection feels empty. ganito din kaya si Mother Teresa noon?

mentally/intellectually, i am lost, too. and i’m feeling the lack of guidance. i need mentoring. i need a mentor. parang feeling ko, spoiled man ang dating, kailangan ko ng babysitter sa ngayon. kasi wala akong alam.

Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

baby item review: bebeta sterilizer

i know it’s usually mommies who posts reviews of their baby’s stuff online, not dads. but i’m using blogging as therapy for my sleepless nights. what else should i blog about but my daddy experiences with baby stuff! :P

one does not need a dedicated sterilizer to clean baby’s bottles. that is my opinion. BUT if time isn’t on your side, and waiting for that pot of water to boil and steam your bottles in the kaserola, you might want to get one.

being young newlyweds, our kitchen arsenal is very small and limited. we only cook for ourselves which doesn’t require big pots. hence, sterilizing using small pots requires having to do it by batches — a time-consuming task. we decided to spare ourselves from frequent washing and boiling of feeding bottles and get a sterilizer.

we dropped by Market! Market! after our son’s check-up and bought this really cheap one from Bebeta. the saleslady said that it was a subsidiary of Fisher Price but i had my doubts. the price is a bargain at Php 1,360 compared to the Avent, Chicco, and Fisher Price sterilizers. though it had other functions (e.g. egg cooker, food warmer, juicer), i was already happy that i could warm our baby’s bottles for feeding and not have to wait too long. the time we save is translated to larger electricity cost because this consumes so much electricity as it has a heating plate. but that’s the price you pay for convenience.

Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

i just bought a Panda

hindi punda. hindi mali ang pagkaka-type ko. panda talaga. oo, yung itim at puti na panda.

pero hindi hayop ang binili ko. i just bought my first G-Shock by Casio!


ain’t it pretty? :D

actually, i was not a fan of G-Shocks. i always thought they were gaudy and bulky — something that doesn’t suit my ‘refined’ (a.k.a. social climber! LOL!) conservative taste in watches. or maybe i was just really raised to be old-fashioned. :P Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

turning into a flashaholic

nakakainis. kung kailan maraming gastusin saka naman ako kinagat.

yes, i’ve been bitten by the bug… the EDC bug. and a symptom of the ‘infection’ is having this insane affinity for flashlights.

i already bought a Fenix E12 and i thought it would suffice. “one is enough,” i said to myself. kaso nagkatotoo yung sinabi ko. ahuhuhu…

so i got myself a second one: a Nitecore Tube.

nitecore tube and keys

it’s really really small, perfect companion for your car keys or even keychain replacement! (compare that to my personal EDC Fenix E12) gives out 45 lumens in its brightest setting which runs for about 1 hour (untested by me). and it’s rechargeable with any micro-USB charger — which is basically every modern cellphone charger nowadays. the smaller indicator light inside the transparent body turns off when it’s full, by the way.

the cost? P550 from my suki in Cubao. He didn’t give me any discount so i guess i’m still not a very “suki” suki. haha!

KitKat + Matcha

the Japanese really have it good. daming options sa KitKat!!!

officemate went to Japan last week and met-up with another former officemate who is now living there. and true to our Pinoy culture, siyempre may pasalubong!!! :)

IMG_5280-1200actually, i think another officemate now studying in Japan brought some last time. and there was one chili flavored KitKat too. they were not terrible. they were ‘pleasantly unusual’ (?).

so, doc G and doc P, salamat sa pagdala ng pasalubong! :)

online shopping again!

but it’s not about spending on personal stuff. i have discovered the joys of virtual window shopping and online stores! and now i just ordered a new package and they arrived last week in two batches. the second item i ordered was on pre-order so there was a small discount.

i just bought 8 packs of disposable diapers.

and this is my 3rd post on parenthood on the blog. and this isn’t even a parenting blog!

everything’s changed!

ganoon yata talaga. priorities change. but i still get to browse occasionally on the stuff that i want. pero yung mga mumurahin na lang ang tinitingnan ko. yung mga ‘affordable’ at ‘sale’ items. mahirap na. madami pa naman kaming utang ngayon. haha!