Currently Green with Jealousy

..of moms who:
– can blog lengths in details of their kids accomplishments since I usually tend to forget to write about them
– have time to take tons of pictures and make them into digital scrapbooks
– have lotsa moola to take their kids to photo studios and buy them all kinds of stuff

well as they say, be careful what you wish for since the last thing I want to happen is to lose my job and depend on others financially…

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Happy Nanay’s Day!

Mother’s Day is drawing near and its the first time i’m celebrating it with Elise out of my belly. I’ve been reading a lot of articles regarding motherhood and taking care of a baby and its been a real adventure, so far. I’ve been hooked on babycenter.com and they’ve been giving me great tips and tricks on being a good mom ever since I was 3 months pregnant.

Today, they sent me an article entitled “Mommy, Mami, Mutter: Motherhood around the world” and different babycenter.com editors around the world were given a short questionnaire to answer. Here’s my own response:

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Aiza Tancinco-Bautista
Software Developer, Racketeer
Home: Quezon City, Philippines
Child: Elise Gabrielle (Eg), 11.5 months
What I like best about being a mom: Just like what one of my favorite song says: “…everyday’s a new day, everytime I love you.” Having a child changed me. Everything she does never fails to amaze me everyday and all the things I learn about her and myself. She brings so much joy in our family that we can’t wait to see how she grows up and who she turns out to be like.
What I like least about being a mom: There are times when I would like to take a short nap but its like my baby’s batteries are still fully charged. She just keeps going…and going…and going….
What I’d like for Mother’s Day: Hear her call me Mommy or Mama and spend the whole day together as a family.

 

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And its true what they say:
1. You can never fully appreciate your mom, unless you become one.
2. We can never comprehend where we get the stamina to play with our child even after an exhausting day from work.
3. And you thought your love for your spouse is greater? Wait ’til you have a child.
4. Having kids can make you smarter. (see my past post http://aizadgreat.multiply.com/journal/item/36)
5. And last, you know you’re a mother when you stop criticizing the way your mother raised you. (ahahaha!!)

So to all the mothers out there, especially my mom who’s so far away (I miss you, ma!)
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

P.W.I.T. (http://pwit.org/)

Funny name for a very informative site. Penned by an “army” (that’s what they call themselves) of people from my former industry, mostly whom I’ve already worked with. And yes, believe me, they are the authorities in their respective fields. A must read for every pinoy techie.

I’ve been out of the tech (and gaming) loop for so long, its hard to believe it was a former lifestyle. Reading from this site reminds me of how carefree and oblivious of the real world I was then. I had a passion and such curiosity for new technology and other frivolous things, leading me to neglect what’s practical and relevant. (Saving money, you ignoramus you) Its just sad that it’s only now that the reality hit me, ownership of new technology is only for people who can afford it.

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A Reluctant Party Animal

Last Tuesday, I was able to attend our company’s christmas party.  Its actually the first ‘bongga’ party that I’ve been to since I got married and gave birth.  Held at a 5-star hotel in makati, buffet dinner and an open bar (woohoo).  I really had fun.  Too much fun, actually, that I felt really, really guilty afterwards.  How so?  First, I ate like a horse.  Then, had too many tequila shots, almost as many as the ones drank by the people at my table added together.  I danced like there was no tomorrow.  In other words, I partied like the party animal I used to be.  Well, at least I did practice a bit of constraint by not dancing with men mano y mano, ika nga, puro group dance lang ang lola, even if there were a couple of invites here and there.

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