Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Pherry’s Sweet Gesture aka Asking Mom Opinions for Work Outfit

Belated Happy Memorial Day folks! 

As many of you long time readers know, Memorial Day weekend is reserved for KC’s dance recitals and this year is not different. Saturday was rehearsals and Sunday was the performance. She performed on the two shows which means we had to be there from 1130am to 6pm. 

Anyway, Sunday Pherry went to dinner with his friends and Monday he went out with them again so I gently reminded him he needs to work so needs to come home and rest. Oh yes I haven’t told you, those who follow me on instagram and Facebook know though 😘 Pherry is doing an internship with Draper Labs in Cambridge MA! How cool is that? It is a paid internship and if you ask me, pays generously. 

I was surprised when he came home before 9, went straight to shower and then after a few, came and asked me my opinion as he was prepping his outfits for the office. We discussed what’s an undershirt, that he needs to wear belt at all times, then he adds—- it should match my shoes! Hahahahaha, I raised a good son. ðŸĪĢ
You see it may seem so odd to many but I feel so overjoyed when my kids do this—- asking me my opinion. Pherry was so happy when I suggested we need to buy new shirts as he likes the more modern fit but at the same time, he does not oblige me. My kids are the type who are so happy when they get new stuff but I have never felt obligated—- well except for Legos and Duplos, and books. But those are the good ones you’d like to be obligated to buy as a parent. He mentions, I don’t have in between shoes Ma. I have really casual ones and The Ferragamos LOL again. So I told him we’d buy tomorrow too. We also need to buy new belt. Then he blurted, Ma, I work for Draper Labs, I think I’d be fine looking like this. 

Here’s how he look with the practice outfit; you be the judge. 

Oh, and here’s a picture of him when I asked him to lift his shirt so I can show the difference of having a gold buckle Dior belt, a silver buckle disintegrating TJmaxx belt, and he just laughs at me. 

I can’t tell you enough I love being a mom! 
Happy Tuesday everyone, drop me a message if you can! Keep smiling and the world will smile back at you! 

Sunday, April 8, 2018


Pherry came home Friday for Pax East convention. We had a deal that if he finds a ride to Boston, I’ll drive him back. Well, he did a rideshare with 3 girls he did t know. From his school. Also, the 3 girls didn’t know each other too. Anything to get home I suppose. 

Just warms my heart to see my boys like this:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pherry’s Home for Spring Break

Pherry’s home! The feeling is still the same— too excited to reunite my family. 

I started driving a little after 8am. The dorms close at 10am. By 9a, he already started texting. It was very cold, when I got there, all they did was jump on the car and off we go. He was with his dorm buddy Andrew. 

So literally I drove over 4 hours but it’s all worth it. 

Look at that smile. Right after, we went for a haircut— just the boys and me. So very happy. 

He is still the sweet boy I know but we’re noticing he is growing up to be a handsome man! We went to dinner with friends, after he went to meet his friend Stanley, he got home just in time to join us. 

He will be going back soon— this Sunday so I’m really trying to get lots of time with him. 

My first born is indeed growing. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

March 2018

It’s March! It’s supposed to be spring-y! But there is a Northeaster hammering the East Coast. 

But let’s not deal with that shall we? March is the birthday month of the two most important people in my life—- my Inang ( mother) is March 1st followed by my dearest husband on the second. 

How is your March starting so far? 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Restaurant Review- Boston Marriott Quincy

Here’s another review for a local restaurant. 

We usually like to explore new places but we also have our favorites, regulars we keep going back and forth. We have been going to the Marriott Hotel for quick and satisfying breakfast buffet. Nothing fancy but the essential breakfast needs are there. We have not been here for extended period because they seem to be on renovations all the time. 

But after feeling so bad last Saturday, Chris texted me this:

This is where the cash register is. 

Bar area. Tons of TVs and lots of room to gather round. 

Clean subway tiles? You got me!

The new lobby of the hotel. 

Waiting area or welcome area depending on what you like. 😂

And this? This makes me want to stay and feel home. Well done Marriott!

Can we talk about this chandelier? Is it even a chandelier?

From afar, this lighting is perfection!

Is he really feeling it? I betcha he does. Too bad they stopped pool membership. We use to co e here as even if you are not hotels guests, you can pay to use the pool and exercise area so we came often in the winter time. 

And these is what I had!

And more. 

And more. 

 Like more? 

Overall it was a great experience. It is never crowded and you never feel rushed. And of course my favorite omelet station attendant, was lovely as always. 

Woke Up Crying

Last Friday night, I was a little sad going to bed. Nothing crazy just so many things in my head- family and just stuff in the world like that massacre in Florida. 

Early Saturday I woke up crying from my dream. In my dream, I was dead! Like dead in the movies. My soul was floating, I was looking down on Chris and the three kids. Chris was crying inconsolably and the kids were around him. I then woke up a little bit and i was indeed in tears. I tried to go back to sleep. Once again, I was brought back to that scene where my family was gathered around me. Then Chris stood up, instructed the nurse to not let anyone in before he “fixes” me. I have always told Chris that if I get sick or when I die, I don’t want to be visited when I am not cleaned or dressed properly and that when I die, I want to be buried with Mac’s Ruby Woo lipstick. 

I was sobbing so hard I woke up. I immediately called Chris who was at work at that time. Luckily he answered and i immediately told him. He said, I don’t have to worry, I have so much more to do in this world. I felt so much better knowing he was beside me when I died. 

Is that weird? Do any of my readers dream of their own death? 
Sorry I have a weird post today. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Passport Renewal

I guess it’s that time. KC needs to renew hers as she will travel this July to London with my friends,  Jane and Grace. How lucky can she be? This trip is their gift for her 18th bday. 

Josh’ will expire this April so we figured we might as well. 

As Josh is considered minor, my husband and I still need to be there and have to present his birth certificate. On the contrary, KC just needs her ID and her old passport as she is already 17. KC can also have a 10-year passport, but Josh will only have the 5-year one. 

As for Pherry, we need to make sure he can renew his when he gets home as he might travel for school soon. It’s probably easier as we are not needed anymore. 

I highly suggest you research before heading out to passport centers which are often in post offices. 

Trivia: my kids gained their American citizenship in different ways. Pherry got his upon legal entry to the US as a legal immigrant son of an American citizen. KC had an American passport since birth even though she was born in the Philippines as she takes from her dad’s citizenship. We had to travel to the US with me and Pherry having Philippine passport and KC with her US passport. Meanwhile, Josh brags about being the only “ real” American as he was born here in Boston. 

Anyway, as I was yet again late from leaving work even though I promised the kids I’d leave earlyas after all, they’re on winter break, KC texts me and said, it’s almost 4! Sabi ko, “nyemas, alas kuatro na, wala pa akong natatapos” sabay lagok sa kapeng malamig. Pwede na akong senior citizen walang ng Tito/Tita stage. 😂

Monday, February 19, 2018

Visit to Montreal for Family

Hello everyone. So yes, I caved in am back to blogging. I bought BlogtouchPro. So let’s see if I can keep up. 

Anyway, we went to Montreal last Saturday and had to leave Sunday. Yes, we do that. Sometimes the best trips are the shortest and sweetest. 

Keep smiling fam!

My nieces and nephews are the cutest. 

And food. Food is bonding. 

There’s Ate Mytch bringing more food. ðŸĪŠ

And this was the highlight. Dried salted fish. Yummy. 

How about you? How was your weekend?

Hello World

I am so back to blogging! Get ready!

Stars! Stars!

On the way home from Montreal for a sweet but quick weekend visit for family, Josh said it was really nice to see stars. 

I keep on driving and it was fun to have teenagers in the car with Spotify as we were just singing to our hearts’ content. 

After a few more hours, passing Vermont into New Hampshire, KC said the sky really looks beautiful and that we do t see this as much. It is indeed true as we live I. The big city. She even mentioned “light pollution.”

I gave a signal to my niece- as we were on a convoy and I stopped Dy the side of the highway just to see how beautiful the night sky is. 

It was indeed beautiful and made me feel nostalgic as the dark skies with flickering beautiful stars were my normal as a kid growing up in the province that I never even thought of it. 

We stopped for a minute or so to marvel at this simple gift. 

How was your weekend? 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Random Thoughts on my Birthday 2017 ( The Bakit List)

If you're not familiar, I post random Thoughts in 10 minutes. The random post should equal my age. This year, I m doing the Bakit List. Bakit means  WHY? Here we go.

1 why aren't there more sincere and kind people?
2 why can't I be more sincere and kind, is the better question?
3. Why is Trump so crazy? He said today he talked to the president of the Virgin Islands. He is the president of the Virgin Islands. Duh!
4. Why are there people falling for #fakenews?
5. Why are there still people equating quiet to finesse? Damn! You could be quiet coz you have nothing intelligent to say!
6. Why is it wrong to be millennial? It should t be.
7. Why is WalMart cleaner than Macy's? I can never go to Macy's without getting so dizzy.
8. Why is Ocean Deep? Hahahahaha. Only personal friends can "get" this.
9. Why is Retin-A expensive. Cheaper than Botox you say. I agree. Lol
10. Why do I pray for world peace and it's been crazy? Cliche but true.
11. Why do I need Apple Watch? Serious question. Why? Do I?
12. Why do Asians love bowling? Seriously, if you go to bowling alleys here in the US, you would see majority of the crowd is Asian.
13. Why is George Clooney so yummy?
14. Why am I so blessed to have Chris and my kids? I am eternally grateful.
15. Why is it that I can't bring myself to weekly mani/pedi? It's so freaking expensive.
16. Why are there condescending people so in reality don't really know anything? I can answer my own question but it will be condescending.  Lol
17. Why is it that taking a different stand is seen as against you. No, it's nothing personal.
18. Why aren't there more decent men?
19. Why are the rich getting richer? Age old question.
20. Why do I love Emmanuela so much? She's so funny. Go ahead goggle Emmanuela.
21. Amazon, why name Alexa, Alexa?
22. Why is Frank Underwood so mean yet so appealing to me? Also, go ahead and google Frank Underwood.
23. Why are there so many commercial gaps on my fave TV shows?
24. Why are there so many religions? Can't we all enrol into the school of Humanity?
25. Why do I always hear, "don't judge?" I judge. You're a hypocrite if you say you don't. The fact that you chose to live where you are is because you judge. The fact that you though of me as bad just for writing this is because you judge. So yeah, we all judge.
26. Recently, every time I look st this person, I close my mouth back because I don't want to talk. Not cause I have nothing good to say or coz I'm scared of being shutdown ( when did that ever stop em 😝) bit coz there's no use to argue with stupid people. When I say the plan does not look as good as I initially thought, it does not look good. In this project, I am the SME. SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT. So shut it.
27. Why does Siri let me repeat over and over. Is it my accent Siri?  Please ain't so.
28. Inspite  of my thinking that I am not shy or so, Why do I tend to get red when I speak in front of other people?
29. Why is Barry Manilow gay? I grew with his senti songs.
30. Why is Raymond Reddington so like me? Crazy but sweet?
31. Why are there people disputing that Tom Brady is the GOAT? Seriously!

My time has ran out! But I can assure you, I am NOT 31.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day and keep smiling!

Monday, October 2, 2017

New School Year and Then Some

So school started a few weeks ago. If you follow me on socmed, you know Josh joined junior ROTC at his school. And oh, by the way, he attends North Quincy High, the other high school in our town. And yes, where his brother and sister did not go. He said he is tired following their footsteps. Good call, if only it was close. Mr. Hubbs Is so worried about logistics.
Here's few pics on the first few days of school.

And here's Josh with his ROTC uniforms. 

Hope I can do this Blogging g thing more often. 

Anyone like Autumn like I do? 

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day and keep smiling!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Pherry Goes Back to College

I know I skip blogging a lot. The last time mostly due to the blogger app being discontinued.

Anyway, we dropped off Pherry 2 weeks ago and I thought I am going to be chill, you know. But no..... not at all. I was still a mess and a wreck. I suppose as a mom you never get over it.

He moved to a different side of the campus. UMASS AMherst is a huge campus. Luckily he is still near a dining hall  ( did you know, his school has award winning dining?) and centered to where most of his classes are. We dropped him off early coz he volunteered to be part of the Welcome Team for the freshmen and transferees.

Here's a few pics. And when I see few, i mean a lot so beware.

Packed like crazy.

 He buys books and would not let me touch them. and that salakot makes an appearance of course. I like his new room as it is very bright.
We were hungry when we got there but his schedule to unload was 12-2 only so we had to make sure we did. Imagine having thousands of students moving in at the same is a logistics nightmare and I am so glad, UMass Amherst got this really good. But fixing his room took a lot less as KC was such a big help.
 Here's my family inside Pherry's sophomore dorm. We sure are not perfect but we all try to be happy. I am truly blessed to have my kids who have never given me any major problems or embarrassments as well as my ever patient husband.
 KC wanted to take his brother's ukelele. Of course he wouldn't let her.
 His desk. I don't really know he would need 2 PCs but whatever. Hahahaha.

The line of cars was too long so we were having fun just waiting. Chris and KC just took Pherry's fencing sword and started using it---the wrong way, like a sword. ANd here's a pic of me and KC.

Do you think I'll be better next year?

 Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day and keep smiling!