Always expect the unexpected

The first trimester for the school year 2007-2008 starts today. How’s my first class? It’s fine but I’ve been shocked to know that one of my students is the middle child of our Head Laboratory Coordinator! Ain’t it shocking? What’s worst is that I didn’t recognize the student. His surname is familiar, for that’s also my maiden name, that’s why it catched my attention. When I went back to our deparment, he was there saying “hi” to me. I feel stupid for not having a clue about his being in my class. Now I’m starting to feel the pressure of having a student whose mother is in-charge of checking if the laboratory instructors are doing what they’re asked to do. I just didn’t expect this. Oh well, I think I should get used to it. Ignore this intimidating feeling and focus on my job.

Milk shakes, Fish balls and a Bad News

I had a wonderful day with JE and Zoe today. We did our laundry today, and we had mango shake and fish balls for afternoon snack. We lay down on the floor while watching cartoons. All we did were to eat and watch TV… in short, we’re bums today. What a funny way of putting it. This is how we spend quality time with Zoe when we don’t want to go out because we have no money. We don’t have money either because we’re saving for something or because we don’t have extra cash to spend on eating at fancy restaurants and making a trip to the mall. My husband is a fan of the idea of staying at home, eating and catching up on favorite TV series. Well, I’d say I’m becoming more used to it, and I’m starting to love it, too.

Just after we had our afternoon snack, my mother sent me a text message, informing me that my cousin had an accident
and didn’t survive the tragedy. I was so shocked. I didn’t know what to say. We were just exchanging text messages a few days ago just after Mother’s day. I didn’t expect that would be my last conversation with her. I love this girl. She was the one whom I’d look for every time I went to Batangas during my childhood years even up to my teenage years. I’d ask permission to sleep at their house and chat with her all night long. She lent me all the toys and nice stuffs that she had. When she became a mom, she even asked me to be her son’s godmother. I’m really surprised and saddened by her too-soon death. If I’ve known that I’ll never see her again, I should have told her about my gratitude for those wonderful memories we had during our early years. But I was not able to tell her that, I’m just hoping she’ll hear my prayers. Thank you for being a great cousin to me. I promise to be good to your son. May you find peace in God’s love in the eternal life.

Punta Fuego, IDP, and Zoe’s new Barbie dolls

I haven’t updated by blog for days, so i need to catch up.

Last week, we spent our weekend at Punta Fuego (courtesy of my sister-in-law). The place was nice, but as expected, we did not get inside the room where we’re staying easily. We had a long drive going to the place, and when we arrived there, we had to wait for the room to be ready. When we went swimming, I saw the happiness in Zoe’s eyes, and that made me forgot the earlier hassles. The experience at Punta Fuego was fun and luxurious. For more of the pics, you can visit my multiply.

Earlier today, we went to Makati for the IDP exhibition. Since the event is free, I grabbed the opportunity. There were a number of Australian schools in the exhibit including the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and University of Newcastle. I enjoyed the seminar and the exhibit. I just wish one of these schools would give me a scholarship.

Also today, we bought Barbie dolls for Zoe. She’s a big fan of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses“. Since my husband is so in to buying one of the 12 princesses’ dolls, I eventually gave in to the idea. Even though Zoe was sleepy when we went to the Barbie shop, we still saw her excitement upon having her new dolls. We bought the box which contains Hadley and Isla, because they have the spinning effects. I’m just wondering, are we spoiling our daughter? Maybe, but there’s nothing compared to seeing those twinkling eyes of Zoe when she’s delighted with a thing. I’ll just try to convince my hubby not to buy another Barbie in the next few months.