Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sebastian's Photoshoot at Picture Company - 23May09

My sister-in-law is a member of Picture Company and she invited us to bring Basti for a photoshoot.

These are just some of the photos that were taken during that day. Basti was so cooperative and in such a jolly good mood during the whole time. He's just SOOO adorable!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Back to School

Start:     May 30, '09 12:00p
End:     May 30, '09 3:00p
Location:     RCBC campus
After 2 years, I'm returning to school tomorrow.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ellen DeGeneres Commencement Speech at Tulane University (2009-05-16)

I really love Ellen DeGeneres. She was asked to do the Commencement Speech at the Tulane University and listen to what she has to say. This was surely NOT the most boring commencement speech ever!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

David Archuleta Says Thank you!


I guess he did tape this when he got back to his hotel from the concert. He was wearing that same outfit.
I could really attest to the thousands of people who were there. Everytime the camera would pan across the crowd, you will only see people alllllll the way to the back. Heck, you can't even see where the crowd ended.
And the people--the people definitely loved Archie and Cookie.
I got pictures but they're all blurry. I'll try to post the acceptable ones soon.

I LOVE DAVID COOK AND DAVID ARCHULETA!!!! I want to watch them again!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Britain's Got Talent - Jamie Pugh

This person will give Susan Boyle a run for her money. He also sang a song from Les Miserables which show-cased his pitch-perfect voice. He's a pizza delivery man who lost his wife to cancer 10 years ago. His performance brought tears to my eyes.

Who do you think will win?

Lola Remy's Burial - May 1

We buried Lola Remy on May 1. There was a funeral mass at 9am at the Magallanes Church and we proceeded to Manila Memorial Park afterwards.

We picked up Basti at home before returning to Magallanes to make Lolo Gening smile.

Basti @ 3 Months

Basti turned 3 months on the day that Lola Remy passed away. It was also supposed to be Chiqui's (the wife of Leo's cousin) shower party.
As his development milestone, Basti also learned to roll over on that day. Unfortunately, I was not able to take a video until only recently.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Labor Day

For those not following my multiply blog, I wrote a post which you can read here detailing what happened the past two weeks that I returned to work. I use to enable the cross-posting between blogs but I changed that.

Well, I'm now a working mom again. I miss my son a lot when I'm at work but I guess it's something that I have to get used to. I just cherish every moment that I have with him and try not to linger when I have to leave for work. I just live on the thought that Leo's here and he'll ensure that Basti's ok and well taken care of.

There might be some changes coming up soon and I'll post about it once they're in place. :D

Friday, May 01, 2009

The Past Two Weeks - Back to Work and R.I.P.

It has been a harrowing past two weeks. Not only did I have to adjust from being a stay-at-home mom for the past 3 months to being a working mom, but Leo's maternal grandmother passed away last Sunday.

On my first day back to work, I stayed in the office for almost 14 hours as I had to get things back on track. There were so many changes that happened in the 3 months that I was away that I had to catch up quick. Not only that, I now have a different boss!

I cried when I got home and saw that Basti was asleep (his bedtime is 9PM). I didn't want to wake him as he just fell asleep. I tried waking him up the next morning to breastfeed but he was so soundly asleep. I tried my best to go home early but I couldn't leave early as my bosses wanted me to make sure that my team delivers.

On the 26th, we were peacefully enjoying our Sunday morning when the househelp urgently knocked at our door asking for Leo. Mama was crying hard and almost hysterical. Apparently, something happened to Lola Remy and she's going to Magallanes in a few minutes. Leo and I quickly dressed (without taking a bath!). Leo took one car while I accompanied Mama and the driver in another car. She continued on crying in the car but calmed down a bit when we were in the highway.

When we got to Magallanes, she quickly got off the car while I got her things. She was greeted by Leo's cousin who was crying at the door. She ran to Lola's room and started crying again. Lola Remy peacefully passed away in her sleep that morning.

The next few days were late nights (I passed by the wake at Magallanes before going home) and Basti's already asleep by the time I get home. Since I'm bringing a car, I wake up earlier than usual as I don't want to get stuck in the rush hour traffic. By Thursday, I was a walking zombie and I can barely function at work. Even my boss noticed it and told me to get some rest. Good thing it was month-end so I was able to leave at 6PM.

We buried Lola Remy yesterday. It was again an emotional moment as everyone was saying goodbye. During the eulogy, four people spoke on behalf of Lola's family. Jack, who represented her great grandchildren; Grace, who represented her grandchildren; Tita Mike who represented her children and Lolo Gening, her husband. We brought her to Manila Memorial Park where she's buried with her two children.

This morning, I'm happy to say that I slept for more than 8 hours. I really caught up on my sleep. I was also so proud of my son as he brought joy to Mama, her sisters and father during their grief. Everyone clustered around him when Leo brought him to the wake and to Magallanes. Basti did not cry and his smiles made everyone smile. Everyone literally lived for his smiles.

The last picture was taken on Lola's birthday on January 31, 2007. We had lunch at China Palace Tagaytay Highlands and all her family was there. That's Lola Remy with her husband, Lolo Gening and her five surviving children. From L to R: Tita Chit, Tita Christy, Lola Remy, Uncle Bob, Lolo Gening, Mama and Tita Mike.

Lola Remy will be sorely missed. What I remember best about her was that she ALWAYS had something nice to say about you. Never a time that we would meet that she wouldn't praise me for something--whether it would be my haircut, my blouse, my son and very recently, my driving. It was her way of welcoming me to the family and making me feel good about myself. She was one remarkable woman.