All posts tagged: Misisadventures

Women in Social Media: Blogging 101 According to Misis Tagle

It was a week ago when I was about to sleep and then my friend Bob messaged me asking if I could give a talk about Blogging 101 on March 22. I was a bit hesitant, but my husband kept insisting that I go do it. I said yes to Bob and I hardly slept that night. I was a trainer a few years back and I used to teach, but I’ve never really been on stage to talk about something. I’ve got a very minimal stage fright because, ahem, I am a singer. Hahaha! So anyway, I started researching a few days ago about my talk and it seemed easy. I am a natural writer. I’m quite a lazy person when it comes to writing, so if you take a look at my dashboard, I have a lot of drafts. Haha! I have a degree in Journalism. When I was younger, I dreamt of working for daily broadsheets. When I grew older, I wanted to take my masters in Journalism like my bestfriend Apple so …

Team Tagle is Expanding!

And so as my tummy. We’ve been keeping this secret since January 20. Until now, my heart still swells everytime I remember that we are indeed blessed with this little surprise. Yes, after twenty one months of waiting, we are finally pregnant! As of this writing, I am seven weeks pregnant, according to our little Taglet’s size during our first ultrasound. Yes, that’s what we are going to call him or her while he or she is inside my tummy — Taglet. Why? Because he or she is our piglet. A Tagle piglet. TAGLET! Haha! I am not taking my announcement on Facebook because once upon a time, I used to cry on every single pregnancy announcement that I see on my wall. I don’t want to bring such pain to those who, like me, are having problems conceiving. I would regularly write about this journey here on my blog and I’ll just post links on Facebook. I will not bombard you with ultrasound pictures and morning sickness posts on your feeds. Friends, we would like to …

The Vision Board

Before 2013 ended, Jeff told me that we should make a vision board to set our goals for 2014. Giddy about my new stylus, I said I am going to draw mine instead of the normal cut and paste from the magazine. He said he’s opting for the cut and paste as he has no talent on the arts department. Well, I don’t have much, too. Just so you know, Jeff hasn’t made his vision board yet. Haha! 1. Continue my Strappit business. I must admit that I kind of relaxed a little towards the end of 2013. The last quarter of the year was a little stressful for our family so that lead to me being a little lazy to produce more Strappits. This year, I plan to get a sewer that will make this for me so I can just sit down at home and sleep all day. Hahaha! 2. Have a red car. There’s a red car here at home, but it definitely is not mine. LOL! I’ve always wanted a red …

How to change your surname on your passport?

Every woman who gets married dreads this day — changing her surname. It took me exactly twenty one months to do this. My old passport expired on the day of our wedding and I renewed in November 2012 because we planned to go out of the country in 2013. I still used my maiden name when I renewed because we still don’t have an NSO certified marriage certificate. There are only four requirements for getting a new passport — your old passport, two valid IDs, NSO certified marriage certificate, and your printed renewal form. First, set an appointment through the Department of Foreign Affairs website. Just visit http://passport.com.ph/ to book your schedule. Click Set an Appointment on the right side of the page. You can choose from the five locations that they have — Aseana, Manila, Galleria, Megamall, and Alabang. I live in the south, so it’s really a good news that there’s one in Alabang. It’s on the fourth floor of the new Metro Mall just beside Alabang Town Center. After you click your chosen branch, …

No, Your Mother-in-Law is not Evil

One night, while playing mahjong at Topher and Sam’s house in Katipunan, our friend Gots said the most enlightening statement ever — that mother-in-laws are not evil, they are simply not our mothers.  Queen Narissa from the Disney movie, Enchanted. Let me get this straight, I have no problems with my mother-in-law. We get along well. I feel that she genuinely cares for me.  There are just some days that, just like your own mother, our mother-in-law gets somewhat annoying. Mostly, they are annoying because they care too much. They buy you food that you don’t eat. Or they force you to eat food that you don’t eat. They tell you things that they already told you before. They tend to be so kulit. They treat people differently.  Simply put, they are like our own mothers, but at the same time, they are not. We tend to have more patience for our mothers, or maybe because we are way too familiar with them. I realized that MIL’s always mean well, too. As a new member of the …

Coffee, Me, and Our Love-Hate Relationship

My mama told me that I was breastfed until I was two years old. I don’t remember liking milk because I know that since I was a kid, I was drinking coffee. I remember my dad making me black coffee every morning before I went to school when I was in kindergarten. One summer while we were in Tarlac for our annual vacation, my Lola made us coffee with cream. My life was changed. I never wanted to drink black coffee ever again. And so I grew up and I still drank coffee. Until one day, my coworker Jimmy, made me drink the coffee he made — coffee with cream and PINEAPPLE JUICE. The next morning, I didn’t make it to work. I stayed home because my stomach was oh-so-painful. I went to the doctor and he said that I should stop drinking coffee for a while. As in STOP. I can’t. So after a week of pretending, I was back to my normal coffee schedule. I started noticing that my stomach hurts everytime I drink …