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Posted by GENE-use at 11:34:00 PM
I am not really a self-confessed shoes-a-holic but with the rate I'm going in buying shoes, maybe I can consider myself one. I am definitely not brand-conscious. As long as the shoes are worth paying for and if I like them then I'll buy them. I am price-conscious though, and you'll understand because shoes are not really one of my priorities. Below are the pairs I currently have not including those that I don't really use so I plan to just hand them down to my younger sister.
1. Top - I bought the pair in Colon for I guess Php350 and I don't know the brand either. I'm not sure of the exact price since I just ask for discount. Hehe. I usually wear these at work since it's more formal because of its color and the heels aren't too high so I can still walk around anytime without hurting my feet.
2. Below - This was what I bought yesterday at Ayala Mall for Php895. Brand is Outland. I will definitely wear these at work tomorrow! =) This is the first time I bought wedge shoes but I think it'll be comfy plus I can move around too.
1. Top - I bought this pair still in Colon 2 weeks ago; same store where I bought the first pair above. This costs Php600 and I got this because I needed it for our year-end party. I can probably wear them at work if my mood allows.
2. Below - I bought the pair at SM 3 years ago but I only got to wear them twice. I forgot the price though but I know it ranged from Php500-1000. Brand is SO! FAB.
1. Left - Green and orange peep-toe flats for Php299 at our neighbor mall Gaisano Grand! =) Very comfy!
2. My super flats for Php200! Also very comfy especially during hang-outs.
3. Red peep-toe flats for Php199 also at Gaisano Grand. Never painful to my feet.
There you go. Hopefully, my pocket will continue to allow pairs and pairs of shoes in the future. Lol! XoXo.
Posted by GENE-use at 12:54:00 PM
I just turned a year wiser! And I thank God for giving me my parents who brought me into this world. At 24, I already have 3 years spent working, I already have a hubby and a baby! How cool is that? I'm livin it and definitely lovin it!
Anyway, today is a happy day, besides, it's 13th month pay. Haha. There's no big celebration. It's just the usual stuff but the day out and of course the greetings of the people who remembered made it extra special with cherry on top =).
A and I went to Red Mango to grab some yogurt with mango and oreo toppings. Yum!!
|expensive but worth it (for me! hehe)|
AND FINALLY, I bought myself a gift - a SAMSUNG ES90 digital camera. One down from my wishlist! Yey! It's not really a very high-end camera that most pros and "feeling" pros used (haha!) but like I said, I just want a really good camera that captures really good pictures. Nice treat to myself! =)
|with 14.2 megapixels|
And since I'm feeling very generous, I bought a gift for A too! Nokia 101 without camera - a very convenient and affordable phone. Why convenient? Well, I'm not here to write a review. Just check Google. Lol sorry! Hehe!
|with mp3 and dual sim coverage|
And then of course I bought Reiko a BIG toy car, so big that at first he got afraid of it! Haha. I forgot to take a photo of it so fast forward --- we (actually they) cooked special pasta with love for me, yey!
|with my favorite liempo on the side =)|
At the end of the day, it's the thought that counts. And oh, my one week bday leave is soooo over and done so I'm gonna have to face the truth that I'm gonna be back to work on Monday with a brand new hire class. Brace myself then!
See ya!!! XoXo!
Posted by GENE-use at 9:43:00 PM
Yay! Reiko just got his first hair cut 2 weeks ago. Look at him, he looks really scared in this photo and he sure was!
After a few minutes, voila! Reiko's no hair! Hehehe!
Posted by GENE-use at 10:41:00 AM
I owe you a lot of stories! I know =). I've been seriously lazy these past few days, or should I say, struggling to juggle my priorities here and there. So today, I spent a few hours with my friends at work just to keep myself sane. For two weeks straight, I had three days off due to Monday holidays and I am definitely gonna miss that since tomorrow, I am gonna have a new task at work. WHICH reminds me that I still have to study the material. Zzzzzz!!!
Anyway, we kept it sweet and simple today. We had roasted chicken and liempo for dinner. Then we headed to You're The Star Karaoke to burn some fats. Haha
|Open Coca-cola. Open Happiness :)|
Posted by GENE-use at 11:42:00 PM
|Father & daughter :)|
|Trying to make Reiko smile|
|Yiheee!! Wala japun smile!|
|Reiko does not smile when there's a camera. Haha|
|Why is it so hard to smile Reiko? Lol!|
Posted by GENE-use at 10:01:00 AM
I tell you, this marriage is very challenging. And to say that it's challenging is an understatement. From differences in work schedules to differences in personality, oftentimes I tell myself -- maybe I need a break. But a break from what? When you're married and you have a kid, you TECHNICALLY don't get a break. Life goes on for you. Which means that life goes on for me too. Look, I'm not complaining. I actually want to make things better for my family. I want to be a better wife and a better mom.
For almost 4 days, my husband and I never talked to each other. Oh yes, me and my big mouth and my big pride. I came home last Wednesday night, only to find out that he's asleep which means that I had to put Reiko to sleep instead of him doing that. So I thought, now what, during my restdays, I take care of the baby, during his restdays, I STILL take care of the baby. How unfair can that be! And told him that I need sleep too. He stormed off the room and slept on the couch murmuring something about me being so unusually crazy. I woke him up at dawn and asked him to go back to the bedroom but he deliberately refused. So I did not push too hard and told myself -- if this is what you want, fine.
I went to work on Thursday, still not talking to him. I did not call or text. Nothing from me. I went home at night and still ignored him even when he talked to me about something. I just slept and that's it. Friday morning came and he went away without asking permission. It was 6AM and I texted him to ask where he was. He said he's going home in a few minutes but never did. Which was what I expected from him. AND again I told myself, if this is what you want, fine. You can do this as long as you want.
We never talked the entire day and I never heard from him. He did not go home and did not go to work either. So I thought, here we go again. As usual, I cried. HARD. I just thought why should it be this way. WHY do I always have to cry for this same stupid reason. I was very worried. Who wouldn't be?? The last time this happened, he was either almost put behind bars because of reckless driving or he was mugged on his way to work. Again, one of my sleepless nights. I told myself -- there must be a reason why God gave him to me. Confidently, I thought, what would he do without me?
Saturday morning came and I was running out of tears to cry so I guess I don't have a choice but to wait for him. I was thinking of yelling at him and throwing all his stuff at him and tell him he's the most irresponsible person I've ever met! He went home at 2PM when Reiko and I was asleep. He woke me up and I was ready to tell him that I hate him when he said "please, let's not fight anymore.." And suddenly, tears came falling from my eyes again. I couldn't speak, I could only cry. How can I hate him when I love him. AND I know he loves me too.
He said he waited for me to speak and try harder because it's always him who patches things up. But he couldn't just let his pride get in the way with my overflowing pride. He needed to go home for us. And I knew that he would. I know I've been too harsh. Relationships especially marriage are not about who does more and who does less. It's more about giving and not asking for anything in return.
No marriage is ever free of conflict. We know we can make things work one step at a time. Even with small fights turned into big fights like that, nothing has changed. I love him. I love him for all the good and the bad things. And I know I'll never regret loving him.