Mommy is BACK!!!

24 February 2005     •     1 Comment
Family Stuff

No, I’m not calling myself “Mommy” now and saying that I’m back. My mom IS back, back from the hospital I mean.

Mommy can’t walk yet, her right side of the body is still very week. That’s actually what was affected by the second stroke she had in the hospital. But there’s still hope. The physical therapist said that she can still gain back her old strength through therapy in two months or so. That is so good news for us.

It’s not easy seeing Mommy this way. When she needs to sit up, I have to practically carry her. Dad usually does that, but I had to do it myself thrice or more today because Dad was busy fixing up the room where my Mom was going to stay. The first time I had to help her up, she cried. She saw how much difficulty I was going through, and she knew deep down that she had brought this upon herself due to her chain smoking and not listening to the doctor’s advice. I didn’t say anything. I don’t need to say it’s her fault, and I don’t think I want to. I can see that she’s really guilty about what happened. I mean, even though she couldn’t speak properly, she tried to tell us that we’re going to spend a lot on her medicine by pointing at the paper where the doctor put down everything that she needed to drink (they’re around 8 medicines I think). When we asked her if she’s worried about how we’ll pay for it, she nodded. You can see she was crying.

I’m going to apologize in advance now to the people emailing me or asking me for help in Flash. Sorry guys. I’m going to try my best to respond or help you when I have the time. I’m going to have to work double-time now, and be extremely busy. I need to work on as much projects as I can to help out here at home. What we’re spending on medicines is no joke, both my sister and my mom require expensive ones. I’ll probably still blog once in a while, I’m going to need an outlet you know ) What I can promise though, is that I’ll reply to emails everytime I get a bit of free time. )

I relaunched my portfolio site, New design, and much easier to update. Pass by if you have time.

I gave Choknat and Harry hair cuts. I wanted to give Sheero one too, but she didn’t want to. Kept squirming and won’t stay put. I guess she thinks the little boy doggies’ cuts were ugly. Hehe. I’m no expert! Anyhow, they still look cute. Hehehehe they look like “poodles” now! ) I’ll post photos when I have time.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day

13 February 2005     •     Comments Off on Celebrating Valentine’s Day
Family Stuff

Happy Valentine’s Day peeps! I won’t exactly say that this will be a very good day for me… Mom’s in the hospital, AGAIN. She wouldn’t listen when her doctor told her to quit smoking. She kept at it, and see what she got: another room in the hospital. The doctor said she had a stroke again.

I don’t know if I should feel mad at my mom. My sister, if you’ve read this site from front to back, as you all know has psychological problems. She’s very emotional, and things like my mom getting sick is a bit too much for her to handle. I guess I’m not really mad at my mom, I’m just really FRUSTRATED. I’m really frustrated that she put her vice before my sister. My dad pointed out my sister’s reaction to her, and we’re really hoping it sank in… SOMEHOW. I love my mom, but I have to admit she’s very hard-headed. She was the only daughter of a rich pilot, very spoiled, so she’s so used to getting her way. But then again, there’s always hope. Maybe seeing how her illness affects my sister will somehow encourage her to quit smoking and change her bad habits. I myself used to smoke (shoot, I used to smoke almost a pack a day!), but I’ve already quit. It was really hard, but it’s very possible. It took a lot of my willpower, but quitting was really worth it. I feel as healthy as I did back in high school, before I started smoking.

I don’t really have it in me to celebrate Valentine’s Day today. Marc and I will probably just visit my mom at the hospital or stay at home and hang out. I’ll probably just distract myself with work too, and Marc will help me. Some date, huh? Well, can’t blame me. It’s hard to enjoy Valentine’s Day when you know your mom is lying in bed at the hospital with an oxygen mask ‘coz her smoking got the better of her health. ( Oh well, it’s just Valentine’s Day anyway. Marc and I can go out any time, on a different time when I’m in the mood.

It’s kind of lucky that I’ll be getting payments from my clients this week. I’ll be able to pay for my mom’s hospitalization (I don’t want to burden my dad with it), but I think I’ll put off buying an LCD monitor for now. I can still afford even with the hospital bill, but it doesn’t feel right. I don’t want to buy something as expensive as that when my mom is sick in the hospital. I think I’ll just save it for now, just in case my mom will need it again. Oh well, there’s always next time.

The dogs are my only company here at home when Marc’s not here. My dad and my sister are both at the hospital with my mom. I’m the “taong-bahay”. It’s kinda depressing when Marc’s not here to keep me company, but the dogs are trying. They’re ALL here in my computer room, keeping me company. Sheero is particularly sweet, sleeping on my lap while I work )

I’ll try to update this site soon. Sorry guys. I’ve been really busy. As you can see, I’m not just busy with work, I need to take care of my mom too. Don’t worry though, I’ll be adding new stuff soon. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope yours is better than mine )

I’ve got the flu :(

9 February 2005     •     Comments Off on I’ve got the flu :(
Daily Dose

Dammit. I hate being sick. And I especially hate being sick with colds and flu! Lucky for me, I work at home, so I can still get some work done. A bit slow, but it’s better than not to be able to work at all. I think I got the flu from my dad. He was sick last week. Oh well, this will pass. I’m taking vitamins now, so I don’t feel like I’m dying any second unlike before.

Oh, by the way, I had fun yesterday. I gave a talk to a few Communications students from the Ateneo yesterday, and it feels good to share them my experience as a freelance Web designer. Damn, my “teacher” instinct’s acting up again. Not many people know about it, but my closest friends know that I’ve always like teaching. I wanted to be a teacher too, but I love web design more so that’s what I chose. Anyhow, I don’t know if they learned anything from me. Wehehehe. In any case, at least I was able to warn them of the risks involved if they do decide to take this track.

Being back at the Ateneo campus made me miss it. I had some pretty happy memories there. It was in there where I met Marc, as well as my barkada (geez, I don’t see them anymore). My friends aren’t the only ones I miss from there though: I miss being a student.

Two years ago, I couldn’t wait to get out of school and finally be able to work full time. Now, when I really think about it… No matter how much taxing Ateneo school workload was, it’s much easier than really working to earn. I didn’t have to worry about paying the household bills (I’m not complaining though, I love helping out my dad with them), and I didn’t have any other responsibility except to pass my subjects. Me the student got allowance from Dad, but now me the working girl gives allowance to my sister!

It was easier being a student, but no matter, I love being where I am now. It’s really great to finally be able to SOMEHOW “pay back” the sacrifices my parents made for me. They don’t require me to do this for them, they don’t think it’s my duty as a daughter, but I’m more than happy to help them out nonetheless. Now I can really understand that they did a lot of sacrifices for me: it’s not easy earning money, not easy to raise a family.

Ok, enough drama. ) I got my “normal fun” yesterday too after my talk. I went with Marc and his colleagues to Red Box Videoke in Greenbelt. I didn’t sing though, I just played billiards with Marc there. My throat was starting to ache, and I think my flu was starting to kick in at that time. I enjoyed though. Marc and I rarely go to Makati for gimmiks. We explored the place after the Red Box thing. It would have been nice to have a little romantic stroll on the little Greenbelt park, but there was a drizzle so we were kinda stuck inside. It was fun.

Haha. I just remembered. Marc and Choknat did this funny “stare into each others eyes and see who gives up first” challenge. When Marc was waiting for me to get ready for my talk (he accompanied me, by the way), I thought it was kind of weird that the living room was pretty quiet when I went there. Choknat is usually barking his head off when Marc’s here, but that time, he was just staring at Marc. Marc was just staring back too. Hehehehehe. It was kind of funny. When Marc stood up and did a silly growl, Choknat nearly wet himself and ran barking mad to my mom. Hahahaha. I swear, Marc and this dog will never get along!

Sheero’s way better now. Her wounds from her “encounter” with Crunchie have healed completely, and her fur is getting nicer too. I think she’ll be in heat soon. I think I’ll let her sit out this one for now, it’s not healthy for her getting screwed and banged every time she’s in heat D

I’m mad at Harry. He stole my corned beef and ate it on MY bed (

Wow. Another long entry. That’s a start. Hehehe. One of these days I’ll have time to really update this site )


8 February 2005     •     Comments Off on Poof!!!!!!
Tech Things

I am poofed!!! And YES, I know, I know. I haven’t been blogging! Sorry guys, been busy with work. I don’t really like talking about specifics of my projects on this blog (come on, give me a break. My blog is the only place I can relax on the Net!), but I’m just so glad this “big” project is over. And for the first time, I’m excited about a site launch. Tell you more about it when it’s really launched.

I’m poofed, I’m tired. I haven’t really slept properly, but hey that’s life. Money don’t grow in trees. Mantra to self while working: “I will buy myself a goddamn expensive monitor.” Yes, I’m a geek. I’m a certified geek and my butt is like attached to my computer chair already. I think I’ll take Marc and my sister out for dinner or something too. Gotta do something fun (or at least what normal people call fun) for a change. Geez, I’m getting addicted to work again. I need to get a life P

Ok, enough on that. Guess what? Patatats has puppies! And guess who the fathers (take note, it’s in plural form) are? Harry and Choknat! It’s so cute. They share everything, even their “wife”. Hahahaha. I know, I know. Choknat’s gay, so how can that be? Wellllllll…… After he saw Harry screw Patatats, he wanted to screw her too! And you know what? After he screwed Patatats, you should have seen Choknat’s face. He was in SHOCK. Weheehehheheheehe

Anyhow, Kutonbol has babies too. We don’t know who the father is. Cripe. We have TWO nursing mommies here now.

Sheero, on the other hand, is still her sweet self. I slept really late (as in morning already late) yesterday, and even though Dad was calling me to eat already, I couldn’t bring myself to stand up. You’d think that Sheero will go and beg my family for scraps, but no. She stayed and slept beside me. So we ate lunch/breakfast together then ) I love my dog!

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