Thursday, April 16, 2009

what did you do today? - basti talking

Basti's really talkative. Here's another clip of him making his baby sounds. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

16 Gig - Basti Talking

Basti now makes cooing and gurgling sounds. We can't help but laugh while taking this video.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Back to School!

I'll be returning to school next term to finish my MBA. I've been planning to go back to school since last year but I got pregnant so I had to postpone it. Since I have no more reason not to go back, I emailed the Vice-Dean and had my account reactivated. I went to GSB office today to enroll and pay for my tuition (ANG MAHAL!!!). I am now officially a returnee.

I supposedly have 6 units left on my MBA (one elective and Strategic Management, plus the defense). Unfortunately, since I'm beyond the prescribed period, I was penalized to take one extra elective from the usual three. I don't mind as this will be the chance for me to take up something interesting which I can use at work.

I was shocked when I paid for my tuition. On my last term two years ago, I think I only paid around 10K for one subject. Now, I paid almost 15K for one class. Gah! 7K for 3 units--can you believe that??? I should get a 4.0 in this class to make it worth the price that I paid.

I'm taking my Personal Project list seriously this time around. Now if I can get around doing #1, it will be a good end for the year.

Yellow Means Go (Stop?)

After two years on leave of absence, I'll be returning next term to DLSU to finish my MBA. The last term that I was in school was 2nd term of SY 2006-2007 (December). I was penalized to take an extra elective since I'm beyond the prescribed period already.

I went to the GSB office today at Taft Avenue and I had several close calls in my driving. I forewarned that driving in Manila is different compared here in Alabang or Makati but I didn't know it will be THAT extreme!

I found it difficult to find a parking spot as it was also exam week at La Salle so most of the parking spaces were taken up by the students. Another car, obviously driven by a La Salle student, honked at me while I was manoevering into a parking space where my parallel parking was tested (with the guidance of the manong guard). He drove past me and gave me THAT look (ang kapal at ang yabang! Binabaan ko sana sila. Grrrrr).

When I managed to enroll and pay for my tuition (7Kphp for 3 freaking units--one subject! And that's only tuition. Wala pa diyan yung miscellaneous) and almost getting lost in the process, I hurriedly went back to the car so I can go home.

I'm glad I managed to get out of the La Salle and St. Scho vicinity in one piece. When I got to SSH, I opted not to take the Skyway as I thought there would not be much traffic since it's still off-peak. While almost at the Pasay Road intersection, the traffic light suddenly turned yellow. I was already at 60 or 80 kph so instead of stopping, I sped on. I unfortunately did not see the MMDA at the other side of the intersection. I think he tried stopping me but kunwari hindi ko siya nakita. :) Nervous of the traffic (and probably the chasing MMDA), I opted to go up the Skyway ramp at Magallanes and hope that the MMDA does not have jurisdiction there.

Between Sucat and Muntinlupa exit, I was at the rightmost lane when there was a stalled car ahead. The car ahead of me swerved to the left to avoid the stalled car. I tried to follow but a bus suddenly sped up preventing me from going to the left lane and I braked hard! I think the car following me also braked hard because I heard a squeal of brakes. Siyempre, kunwari cool pa ako and I gently went to the other lane after the bus.

When I reached Festival Mall to pick up a pair of pants which I had altered, I desperately needed a break. My nerves were already frayed and I want nothing but to go home before I get into a car accident. I kept on praying through the short ride home hoping that there will be no more surprises.

Fortunately, I made it home with no more drama. This makes me really want to commute instead.

Holy Week at Tagaytay

First time we took Basti out of town. I'm happy we survived it. He seemed very happy there i.e. he sleeps longer. Looks like we'll be taking him there more often.

Basti @ 2 Months

Bought him a cake at Goldilock's and took pictures. We woke him up for this pictorial :)

Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent

Watch it here:

It shows that you can never judge a book by its cover. I hope she wins.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

David Cook and David Archuleta Live in Manila!!!

Yes! Yes! Yes! My American Idols will be here on May 16 and I'M WATCHING!!!! YAY! YAY! YAY!
I just brought our tickets today at ticketworld. I can't believe that there are people out there willing to shell out 12K for tickets! We didn't buy that of course. Hehe.
I have a new countdown. :)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Star Wars (John Williams) Tribute

Got this from Nix at Facebook.

JOHN WILLIAMS IS THE MAN! A Star Wars-themed four-part a cappella musical tribute. Performed by Corey Vidal (vocals by Moosebutter) GET THE MP3 (AND READ THE LYRICS):

Basti @ 2 Months

Basti turned 2 months last March 26. Like what we did the previous month, we brought a cake (at Goldilock's this time).

He looks very sleepy in his pics as I woke him up for the pictorial. I wanted to take pictures of him during his monthly birthdays.

We took him for his check-up yesterday where the doctor also gave him a 6-in-1 vaccine (one shot contains the 2nd dose for Hepa B, 1st dose for Diphteria,
Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio and Hib Disease). He was also given an oral vaccine against Rotavirus. I'm happy to say that he did not cry too much during the shot. He only cried for a few minutes. He finally quieted down when Leo spoke and did things to amuse him. He also swallowed the oral vaccine without any fuss. The pedia was very happy with him.

Basti now weighs 5.9 kilos. A good weight gain since last month's 4.9kilos. In terms of length, he's now 57.5cm from last month's 56.5cm.

He can now easily smile--and it's no longer involuntary. He smiles when we make funny faces and baby talk. He has yet to laugh though and that I'm looking forward to. There's nothing like a baby's laugh that can take away the worries.