You Could Be Happy

To have you and to cherish you for the rest of my life until death parts us…

Plans for 2017

My daughter turned four months last September 9 and my eldest son will be turning 4 years old this coming September 21.  How time flies, parang kelan lang katulad lang ni kuya si baby girl and now he’s turning four na.

 

Since next year mag-1 year old na si baby girl, we were planning to go home sa Pinas by next year.  Hopefully by July or August.  Sana makakuha kami ng murang ticket sa Cebu Pacific or kahit anong airlines k’se mahal talaga ang pamasahe.

 

So ang goal namin makaipon ng pamsahe, panggastos sa mga aasikasuhin and pangsave na pera sa Pinas k’se plano namin magmoney market, time deposit or mutual fund.  Basta yung malaki ang tubo sa bangko.

 

I just started saving this September palang, k’se ngayon lang medyo umalwan ang sweldo ng asawa ko dahil lumipat na siya ng kumpanya…sana makaipon talaga kami.  Kya dapat todo tipid sa bills ng utilities, ‘wag muna masyado mamili ng gamit at higit sa lahat magtipid sa pagkain.

 

Bills nang utilities.

Gas.  Mahal ang gas dito dahil sa heater ng tubig.  Darating na ang winter kaya tatataas nanaman ang bill namin ng gas.  Pero gagawa ako ng paraan para makatipid pa.  Ang isang ginagawa na namin ay paggamit ng tabo at timba.  Dati k’se nakakatutok sa amin ang shower kahit nagsasabon lang k’se malamig.  Ngayon susubukan namin na tabo at timba pa rin.  Siguro sa paghuhugas ng mga plato, gamit ako ng palanggana.

 

Tubig.  Na-eenjoy ko ang paglalaba dito kapag summer, sinasamantala ko ang init.  Maganda rin k’se yung washing machine na bigay sa akin ng Nanay ko, malaki, tahimik lang tsaka matipid sa kuryente.  Yun nga lang mahal ang tubig dito, kaya konting tipid din dahil ang laki ng bill namin ngayon sa tubig kumpara don sa isang bahay namin na di-plok (toilet na walang flush). Nest time kwento ko ang di-plok na toilet.  Magugulat ka na sa modern na bansa, napakarami paring ganong toilet.

 

Kuryente.  Ito medyo mura ito dito.  Kahit di-kuryente na ang kalan namin, mura pa rin ang bill namin.  Bumili na kami ng di=kuryenteng kalan k’se nga ang mahal ng gas dito.  Ang laki naman ng natipid namin…Pero darating nga ang winter dito, kaya madadagdagan ang bill dahil sa heater.

 

Shopping.

 

Medyo nalulungkot ako sa part na ‘to k’se hindi na talaga ako nakakabili ng damit o mga gamit na gusto ko.  Pero ang kagandahan nito, mapipilitan akong magpapayat.  Ang laki k’se talaga ng tinaba ko buhat nang manganak ako.  Kesa bumili ng mga bagong damit na pang-size ko ngayon, magpapayat nalang ako.  Bawas timbang na, hindi pa dadami yung liligpiting gamit, makakatipid pa sa pagkain.  Hahaha…

 

Isa pang ginagawa ko ngayon, inuubos ko yung mga stock kong lotion, sabon, etc.  Nung lumipat k’se kami, doon ko napansin at napansin na marami pa pala talaga akong gamit.  Nagbawas na nga ako k’se yung iba expired na ni hindi ko man lang nagamit.  Sayang din ‘yon.

 

Sa ngayon, ang binibili ko muna ng mga gamit ay ang mga bata k’se mabilis talaga silang lumaki, kumapra sa amin ng asawa ko, tumataba or pumapayat lang.

 

Ay may excure pala ako para mamili ng sale, k’se patapos na ang summer at balak namin magpadala ng asawa ko sa mga kapatid  at mga magulang n’ya ng package.  Pero syempre, dagdag gastos din iyon.

 

Pagkain.

 

Ang ginagawa ko ngayon, lagi akong nagsasalad or mga lutong gulay.  Since mura pa ang mga gulay at marami ang namimigay sa amin, iyon muna ang lagi naming kinakain.  Nagpreprepare na rin kami for winter ng mga gulay.  Pinapakuluan sa may konting asin tapos ilalagay sa freezer.  Voila!  May frozen vegetables na kami.  Mahal kaya ang mga frozen vegetables dito.

 

Hindi kami nawawalan ng itlog.  Mura na,  madali pang lutuin, paborito pa namin ng asawa ko.  Kaya lang dapat hinay-hinay lang ako at pinagdi-diet na ako ng internist ko.  Binabantayan blood sugar ko k’se kung gusto ko pa daw mag-anak, dapat magbawas ako ng timbang at baka lumaki ng todo ang bata.

 

So ayan ang mga plano at ginagawa namin ngayon para makatipid para may pera kami pag-uwi namin.  Ipapadedicate k’se namin si bunso, celebration na rin ng 1st birthday n’ya sa pinas at hindi pa siya nakikita ng mga angkan niya doon sa side ng Dad niya.  Kukuha na rin kami ng lisensya, mahirap k’se ng walang sasakyan dito.  Wala namang jeep o tricycle.  Ang bus at tren naman, madalas kada-1 oras ang pagitan ng dating.  Malayo rin ang babaan at lakaran kaya limitado lang talaga ang mapupuntahan mo.

 

Sana magawa namin lahat ng plano namin, pero ang pinaka-importante ang ipagdasal ang mga ito.  He is our provider and I know hindi Niya ipagkakait ang mga ito sa amin.

 

By next year, babalikan ko ang mga ito, titingnan ko kung ano ang mga nagawa ko, naimprove, at hindi nagawa.  See you! 🙂

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Hisashiburi

Hisashiburi is a Japanese word meaning ‘long time no see.’  Yes, it’s been awhile and it took me years before I could post here again.

 

Marami kasing nangyari.

 

Una.  Nanganak na ako noon sa panganay (yes, dalawa na anak ko. Sa susunod na lang yung kwento tungkol doon) kaya wala na talaga akong oras magblog.

 

Pangalawa.  Nasira Macbook ko.  Lahat ng passwords ko sa websites and e-mail addresses ko nandon.  Nakipag-usap pa ako sa wordpress na palitan yung old e-mail address ko k’se invalid na dahil sa tagal nang di nabubuksan sa Yahoo, tinanggal na  ng Yahoo.  Syempre, masarap pa rin magtype kapag may keyboard keysa sa phone lang kaya ayun, di na ako nakapagblog.

 

Pangatlo.  Dumating na asawa ko dito sa Japan at kailangang bigyan ko na rin sya ng oras.

 

Pang-apat.  Lumipat na kami ng bahay.  Biglaang paglipat ‘yon (ikwekwento ko next time, pramis) kaya nawalan din kami ng intenet at iyon ang dahilan ko sa pang-lima.

 

So ngayon, makakapagblog na ulit ako k’se nakalipat na ulit kami ng bahay, may internet na ulit kami,  nakahiram ako ng laptop-na-walang-solian sa Nanay ko (hehehe) at nanganak na ulit ako sa isa ko pang anak na apat na buwan ngayong Sept 9.

 

Ang saya lang.  Tapos may bago pa akong project na ngayong gabi ko lang sinimulan.  Magpopost ako kapag may pagbabago nang nagaganap.

 

Namiss kong magsulat.  Medyo mahirap nga lang ‘tong sa keyboard ng Nanay ko medyo kakaiba k’se Japanese.   Oo, nasa Japan ako.  Hayan, marami akong maikwekwento.  Excited na ako.

 

Hangsaya lang.  I could definitely be happy.  No, I am joyful and for this I am grateful, Lord.

 

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Red Alert

Bleeding gums.

 

Bleeding Nose.

 

Bleed after vomiting.

 

Come on now.  Pregnancy is this.  Heck, at least I’m not bleeding on my undies.  

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14w2d Bump

As much as I wanted to update my old new blog, I can’t seem to have the energy to do it. I am 14 weeks and 2 days pregnant with my first child and anything with pregnancy is something new for me of course, but to actually ‘know’ and feel are way too different as what I have heard and seen from the people that I know.

There are a lot things, that people won’t tell you that took me by surprise. Here are some of the things:

1. Morning Sickness

I thought it was just simple vomiting, but nooooo. You actually feel sick. Have you ever had stomach flu or hang-over from your last night’s partying? Well, kinda the same but it definitely lasted more than a day. For me it lasted from the day before I knew I was pregnant unitl my 3rd month. Vomiting, no appetite for food, nausea, headache, fatigue (this one’s the worst for me), can’t sleep. I felt worst.

2. Huge undies

I really love lacy and small pretty underwear but when my waist to expand (yes, waist first even before you start showing) you need an undergarment that can make you breath, because almost everything will feel so tight and it makes harder to breath and it could actually can cause or worsen (if you already have) your heartburn. Oh man, I love my undergarments (undies and tights) for preggo’s they are comfortable even of they are the triple size of my lacy-small-pretty-undies. 🙂

3. New companion

I didn’t know that there’s gonna be some changes with your stool and urine as well. You’ll be constipated and urinate more often than you can imagine. So most of the time, that means every two hours, you’re there peeing, vomiting or pooping. So it’s kinda be your new companion for nine months. And people would have to make some adjustment when using this side of the house, because you need it more often than they do.

4. What to Expect When Expecting

I never thought that pregnancy will bring so much fear. I’ve been very afraid during my first trimester because of miscarriages and the food that I shouldn’t eat or even the things that I shouldn’t do. I felt I was being imprisoned, cannot do or eat anything that saddens me the most. So I bought the book, the usual ‘what to expect when expecting’ because that’s what I’ve been seeing in American movies that most pregnant women been reading. Yeah, sure it lighten some of the fears and it educated me in some. But man, it just scares you because of too much information. It’s all the diseases or complications are listed there and it makes you think if you have this or that disease. I recently read from babble.com that for first timer pregnant women shouldn’t read this book because of information overload and as if everything is a red flag. Well, too much information is not good as well.

5. Policies and Legal Matters

I will be giving birth here in Japan and their policies is way too different from my country, Philippines. The government is obliged to pay certain amount of hospital bills and anything beyond that will be shouldered by the patient. Plus there are free seminars about pregnancy and monthly allowance after you give birth.

In the hospital they don’t allow anything gadgets while giving birth like video camera or camera. But you can request like who will be there while you give birth, who will cut the umbilical cord, stuff like that. I’m quite not sure in my country, but I know, they allow those things. And yeah, they don’t have epidural or anesthesia here if you’re going to have a vaginal birth. Unlike in my country, anesthesia is not optional, it’s a regular thing.

That’s it for now.

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Just moved In (Again)

Hi guys! This is my old blog that I created few months ago for another purpose, to upload all my diaries since i was in highschool.  But my husband wanted me to forget everything in it so I changed my mind and redo this blog and make it for something new in my life.  

So, I have to welcome you here in my new space by making it more beautiful and meaningful.

No worries, I’ll still have those weird thoughts and I know you’ll be more than willing to join me. 🙂

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