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a blog + a baby!

this photo was taken during our outing in Bataan just this summer

This photo depicts one of the happy (+ I intend to make more of  ’em) moments I shared with my son. He simple love the water (may this be in his bathtub, or the rain dripping down from our window pane, the splashing from his inflatable pool + finally the actual swimming pool + the sea) so I plan to bring him more often to pools (if my purse + weather permits) or the beach (if I can afford it!).

My son is what keeps my sanity in this otherwise insane world, he is what keeps me grounded + focused. He is my sanctuary during the times I am feeling sad + low + to my wit’s ends (trust me, there are plenty of those episodes!). He is also my source of never ending laughter + giggles + fun! I guess I have found me a fountain of youth! I don’t think I’d ever grow old when I am around him, his youth + vigor is simply infectious!

3rd Blogoversary Contest A BLOG & A BABY

This is my entry for Daddy Yashiro’s Journal’s 3rd Blogoversary Contest: A BLOG A BABY.Come and join there are lots of prizes to be won.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the sponsors! For the participants take time to visit them.

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Life Can’t Wait, My Simple Life, Blogging Park, Fashion Is My Passion
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giveaway alert: win $100 paypal cash

If you were just like me, who did not get lucky winning $100 from a recently concluded giveaway (no thanks to my intermittent internet connection of several days past :(), it is time to pick ourselves up from the dust + try to win $100 in Paypal cash from Wealth For Teens.

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Tweet about the giveaway (1 point)
  2. Leave comments on his posts (3 points)
  3. Like his Facebook fanpage (3 points)
  4. Sign up for his newsletetr (7 points)
  5. Blog about the giveaway or post the giveaway badge on your sidebar (15 points)

Joining is really rather easy so I suggest you stop pining now + start earning those points. Contest ends 22 July + the lucky winner shall be announced on 24 July ;)

Click on the linky above to see the contest page!

Good luck!

mum's thoughts

mr. google, the bearer of good news

Whilst I was excited to be back online after a few days of unintended hiatus, PMC mummies are raving about the current update from Google. Some mummies are so glad to finally have higher pr’s whilst some others were upset to see their pr going down. As for me, I never really imagined I’ll be getting a pr since I have loads of work to do with this blog + my baby’s blog  just recently transferred to WP + lost most of its links + connections so so much for dreaming of having a pr, right?

It was only when mummy Phoebe said she’s got pr1 on all of her blogs that I was inspired to check if ever there is an improvement to my pr’s perpetual 0 rate! +, oh boy, I was in for a surprise when upon checking a pr of 1 registered for this blog! Hurrah! Another good reason to be back! Woot!

Let us see how the improved pr rank will work its magic in this blog :)


tuesday travels: my favorite place to hang out

Our favorite place to hang out would have to be the mall. There are several SM Mall branches that we visit alternately: SM San Fernando in Pampanga, SM Baliuag + SM Marilao. We used to frequent the last branch but since traffic is just impossible going to that place, we sort of avoided it altogether + would just choose between the other two branches. Or sometimes, we’d venture even farther + visit Trinoma or SM North EDSA.

Jared + dad goofing around at the food court

The malls, I guess are shoe in, since you will just about find anything you might be needing in a single visit. Here’s what we’d normally have in our itinerary when we visit the mall:

  • do my groceries
  • buy Jared’s milk + diapers, wipes + laundry detergent
  • visit the bookstore (definitely one my most favorite shops :))
  • hunt for a place to eat (of course, this one is a staple in every itinerary!)
  • have a haircut on some occasions (+ when it’s Jared who needs a haircut, we’d go straight to Trinoma!)
  • do not forget to make a quickstop to ride the elevator (my little man loves it :D)

 Where is your favorite place to hang out? Do share it with us here:

mum's thoughts

it is good to be back!

I can’t believe that my last entry was dated June 23rd! Have I been gone that long?

Yep, due to the unfortunate incident of my internet’s canopy toppling over last Friday (sort of like a typhoon Falcon aftermath?) around 5.30 in the morning, (I was having this wonderful tete-a-tete with sis Shengkay when I heard something crashed in the roof + my internet connection went caput!)  I missed out on all of my favorite memes of last week + earlier this week.

Smartbro only managed to deploy people to work on my broken antenna last Monday + I was officially back to my online life by 3pm of Monday! It turned out that my antenna broke when it fell + they have it replaced, I was also told that I needed an additional tube for the antenna since some trees have grown nearby since the last they set it up + the trees are blocking my antenna’s connection. Instead of shelling out P600 for the tube, I improvised + used the tube we are using as a clothesline. Only glad it worked. I only had to pay them P418 for the labor charges!

Boy, was it good to be back! I have one too many backlogs + I soooo missed my online friends! The only downside is I can no longer vie for P100 top commentators prize one blogger is giving away, I bet a lot of participants left comments to their hearts’ content in the three days that I was away! Oh, well, that is just fine, maybe I can have a contest just like that here in my own blog, right or in Jared’s corner, since it will be celebrating its first anniversary in August! :D

Whilst I was minding my offline life for a change, little did I know that mummies from our beloved community PMC, has been looking for me! It feels great to be missed, to have someone looking for you when you were away! Haha! Turned out, I won 2 sets of Sqwuishland toys from Mommies Pehpot + Phoebe + they were hunting me down to get my mailing details. Many thanks to the kindhearted sissies Fedhz + Kat for going out of their way to text me for my info! Thanks much sissies ;)

To celebrate my being back + to share my blessings, I shall be raffling off one of my winnings to a lucky reader. As soon as I received the items, I will be having a little giveaway in my son’s blog for it so please do watch out for that!

Now let me just take a look around here + savor the scent of being back online! I’ll see you around ;)

Have a great day everyone!

mum's thoughts

continuous learning 01: code is poetry

I’ve recently migrated my son’s blog to WordPress + boy it was such an experience. I actually mustered enough courage to do it on my own until I found out that some of my posts where lost during the migration. I was faced with a wall that I do not know how to get past or work my way around. In the end, I succumbed + ask Mommy Rubz to help me with it! Bless her she’s done a great job at migrating my blog + was very patient with me too while we were on the process of doing it. It actually took her less that an hour to do it! Would you believe that? I spent hours + hours trying to figure out how to do it + she did it very fast + easy! Really cool!

Now, of course, it wouldn’t be appropriate to name this post as such if I was not able learn a thing or two, right? After the successful transfer of my blog over to the other side, I actually tried tweaking the settings a bit + experimented a few times to see what happens (of course, I was careful to back up my blog first before venturing into the dangerous route of css tweaking!). I have managed to put the Facebook Like button, the new +1 button of Google + the nifty Twitter button, too! Well it wasn’t much but for a beginner like me, I felt like I have accomplished much! But of course, you can also just save yourself all the trouble + install a Plugin!

That is exactly what I did with my son’s font, see I have not discovered how to install a font into WordPress yet, but I will try to look it up. I simply love the font we have on Blogger + would love for it to be migrated, too! Glad I stumble upon this Plugin, Google Fonts, you simply download + activate it + choose amongst the many lovely Google fonts to your heart content! Lovely! This is how the WP blog looks like after I activated the plugin:

I liked that it now resembles the old blog a bit, very familiar to the eye ;)  I didn’t think I’d say this but I am really beginning to enjoy code tweaking in WordPress, I only hope I learn a lot more + improve the look of my site in the process. Learning continuous as long as we live, so I guess, I am up for that challenge!

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