All posts tagged: Relationship

It’s a… TAGLET!

Jeff and I coined the name Taglet for our kids last year when we were praying for a baby this year. Actually, I coined that term of endearment and he was the supporting cast haha! He joked that if the baby is a boy, we’ll call him Taglet and if it’s a girl, then it’s Taglette. Yesterday, we had our fourth month check up. My OB said that if we’re lucky, Taglet will show his gender. I talked to my tummy and asked Taglet to cooperate and show it to us. Jeff was very excited to know. He’s always told me that he’s okay with whatever gender our baby will be. I also told him I’m okay with whatever, but at the back of my head, I’ve always wanted a baby boy. Back in 2009, I was 25 and just came out of a very messy relationship, I had a funny conversation with my mom that went something like this: Me: Ma, mag-ampon nalang kaya ako? Mama: *stared at me with her big eyes bigger …

True love is worth the (long) wait. Really.

It’s been three years and three months since Jeff and I met, and twenty one months since we got married. I’d like to share a note that Jeff wrote on his Facebook in Christmas of 2011. I meant to write this during the holiday season, but our schedules were really tight and kind of forgot about it. I still get teary eyed when I read this. And as I write this note, there’s a lump in my throat that’s about to explode. What Jeff wrote made me realize that true love is indeed worth the wait and worth keeping. Everyday, I feel very blessed to be loved like Jeff loves me. The best thing about us is not me loving him 101%, it is him loving me and is returning that 101%. Or maybe even more. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, friends! A Christmas Note  December 24, 2011, 11:35pm The last time I completed a Simbang Gabi cycle was in 2009, which was a particularly challenging year for me. Aside from being in-between jobs, …

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 …

Why Marry?

A few months before I married Jeff, my bestfriend Sarah asked me why I am getting married. It was a surprising question. I had two things in mind — 1. maybe she’s worried that we won’t have so much time to hang out anymore and 2. why do people get married?  My college professor once told us that marriage is just a ‘license to fvck”. She said it’s just a piece of paper that makes everything official — couples can have sex whenever they want, they can live together, buy things and call it theirs, etc. But in today’s world, people still do this even without that piece of paper. So what makes marriage different? As Christians, our parents taught us that before the man can take you away from them, he must marry you. They also believed that God must bless your union, hence we marry inside the church. That wasn’t really my reason why I married Jeff. The other night, I asked Jeff why he asked me to marry him. He just said …

My Two Mothers

In our life, we’ll only have one mother. The one who you will stay with for about 20 to 25 years. If you get married, you get to acquire another mother — your mother-in-law. My mother, who never had a mother-in-law because my father’s mom died when he was just four years old, once told me that if I ever get married, I should love my husband’s mother the way I love her. She told me that having a good mother-in-law is one of the best gifts that a woman can have. Fe My mother’s name is Fe. If you still wonder why my name consists of only three letters, maybe you should ask my Mama. Her father was a soldier and her mom is a housewife who had an eatery in their house. Mama told me that in an early age, she would sell anything in the neighborhood — from bananacue to balut to comics. I believe we got our entrepreneurial skills from her.  My mom welcoming my aunts when they arrived at church …

Bucketlist #27: Visit El Nido, Palawan

Antipolo, as we all know, is on top of the mountain located in the east of Manila. Growing up there, I only saw the beach twice when I was in gradeschool– during excursions in my mom’s company. She used to work for a textile factory and every year, they schedule trips to Matabungkay or Quezon beaches. My next few trips would be with my family in Pangasinan and Quezon. I’ve always loved the beach. The smell of salty water and the roughness of the sand under my feet are things that I’d kill to have every single day. Okay, no, not kill. Haha! In highschool, we studied about about geography and I was amazed on how beautiful El Nido and Tubbataha Reef. I then promised myself that I will one day see El Nido. I did.  Big Lagoon, El Nido, Palawan I will be writing about this one day at a time. I will be sharing photos that I took, tips, and our experience. Ready? Let’s go!