Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Morning

Happy Sunday!

I'm up early and have been trying to access my Pet Society but to no avail. Sigh. I miss my pet so much! LOL! It's been a day since I haven't checked on her and I wanted to try the new fishing feature and get my hands on new items from the mystery boxes. I have a lot of coins now and I was hoping to earn some more before the clock is reset. Oh well, I guess I just have to wait. I am just lazing around in my farm in Farm Town because I already finished planting seeds and they won't be ready for harvest until tonight. If you don't understand what I'm saying, that means you don't have a facebook account and hasn't been sucked in yet to the addicting world of games. Or if you do have an account, you haven't picked a game yet to enjoy and spend lots of hours on LOL!

Anyway, I still have a shift later at 11am so I plan to catch up on my chores while I still have time. I'm looking forward to not working on weekends and two more weeks ago and I get to enjoy that :)

Will take a quick shower now and will head over to the market. I'm craving for barbeque for lunch. Yum!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thoughts on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Okay, so I finally watched it last Saturday at the Shangrila Plaza Mall. Our bosses at work very kindly treated the team to dinner and to a movie afterwards. Good food, good company but can I also say good movie? Spoilers abound. You can skip this post if you haven't watched it yet and don't want to be spoiled.

Well, I'd say it's a good movie. I really liked the first and middle parts even if as usual they deviated from the story in the book. But after watching the past 5 films, I'd say I'm already used to not seeing the scenes that I like and then exchanged by other scenes so not in the book. That's why when I saw the Hermione-Ron-Lavender love triangle, I was so giddy because that has always been my favorite seeing as I am a Ron-Hermione shipper. I'm afraid to say that was just the redeeming factor of the movie, at least for me. How come they didn't show the burial for Dumbledore? I think that was very important and by doing that, it's like they didn't give him respect that he very much deserved. Also, I think Harry looked lame just standing there while Snape cursed Dumbledore. I know they were trying to portray Harry as someone very obedient but I just think it's so not him. He just stood there watching things as they unfold. Maybe if they followed the book where Harry was covered by the invisibility cloak and he was immobilised, I would have bought the story.

Another scene I missed was the battle between the death eaters and the Order of the Phoenix with Dumbledore's Army. Sigh. How I wish they included that as it is an integral part of the story. Oh well, I guess I can't have them all. The last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be divided in two parts for the movie slated for release on 2010 and 2011. I hope this time they will really, really give justice to the book as it is the finale to a great saga that is Harry Potter. I read that the final battle will be 30 minutes long.

Even if I'm a bit disappointed with how the movie ended, my love for Harry Potter and the gang will not waiver. I know I can just read JKR's books over and over again and be transported to the wizarding world; just me and my imagination.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mommy Moments: Playing Time

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Today's theme is Playing time! Jeremy definitely loves to play and nowadays, he's totally digging driving inside our house on his toy car.


And not only that, he sure know how to keep it safe seeing as he always wears his helmet whenever he drives. LOL!


As for my 4-month old daughter, Jamie, playing time is laughing time :)

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Work and Facebook

Good day everyone! I am extremely busy so I haven't been able to update my blog nor visit others's. There's a big change in my schedule and I now work 15 hours a day. Well, yes I just work from home but I have to do some serious time management because I also have to take care of the kids. And yes, still no babysitter for over a month now. Sigh.

Of course, more work hours mean a bigger salary so no complains there. Whatever time I have left, I squeeze in some household chores, bond with the kids and hubby and if I'm lucky, I get to sleep in too :) This opportunity doesn't come everyday so I say bring it on! LOL!

By the way, have you played Pet Society in Facebook? It's my latest addiction along with Farm Town. I just started playing a few weeks ago and I'm on my way up! I managed to get more friends so that my pet, Maddie, can visit more pet friends and that means more coins and that means more money to buy furniture, clothes, etc. Ha! If only that were real :D I rarely update my friendster account because I spend more time in Facebook and from there I get to chat with friends and play lots of games. It keeps me sane :)

With everything that's been going on, I still try to create balance with my work and family. I'm grateful that even if we don't have a helper, my family has stepped up to help me :) Thank you!

Catch you all soon for more!


Friday, July 3, 2009

Mommy Moments: Encounter with Pets or Animals

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This week's theme is Encounter with Pets or Animals. Since we don't have a pet at home, I'm sharing these pics from our visit to the Manila Ocean Park last December 2008. It was our first time and we were given tickets by my Boss at work and we were thankful. It doesn't come cheap and we live in Novaliches so we took the opportunity to come and visit it.

The place is nice and there's definitely a lot to see. My son enjoyed looking at the fish although he was more excited when he saw the mini-playground LOL!

Here he is looking at the fish and just look at his stance. It's as if he's curious for real :)

Curious Jeremy

Of course, we had to take this picture before he ran off to the playground.

Mom and Jeremy

I think it's good to expose kids to animals and we plan to visit Manila Zoo one of these days and if time and budget permits, Zoobic Safari is our next stop.

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Jeremy's Birthday

My eldest child, Jeremy, will be celebrating his 11th birthday on December 20 and he already has plans for the day. It will just be a simple...