Happy Meal: Despicable Me 2 Minions

Saturday, June 29, 2013 0 Comments A+ a-

I never really buy happy meals. In fact, I never really like McDonald's, save for the Coke float and hashbrowns. And except when I'm with friends and it's their fast food choice (i'm submissive) or when I am in for a treat. But I don't eat there just because my taste buds say so. I prefer to eat greens, thank you.

But anyway, I cannot resist the minions. I am one of those who has gone loco over these cute little yellow henchmen (Potatooo-o-oh!). My son loves them, but I think I'm the one who's more excited about it. LOL. Oh, it's the kid in me again. Hence, our first ever happy meal toys.
Happy Meal Minions
Complete cast. Jerry, Tom, Tim, Dave, Stuart, and the two evil minions.

It's not really complete. It lacks two. But I don't think we need another Tim and Stuart, same characters just with different action/version. So yes, basically, it's complete. And I think R's gonna puke if I have to shove another burger to his mouth. Well, you should know how boyfriends function. They devour the food we don't like, we get the toy. Haha kidding. I ate.

And you might be wondering why I bothered to blog about this? It's my FIRST ever happy meal. So please spare me from my kababawan. :D

Girls Toys for Little Boys?

Monday, June 24, 2013 0 Comments A+ a-

Last Saturday, we went to a toy store and I gave my son the liberty to choose whatever toy he wants - on a limited budget, of course! I already got over buying him expensive ones, because I learned that for a child below the toddler age, whatever the brands, or how much the cost, those toys are just a piece of plastic waiting to be destroyed. haha

Anyway, after scouring shelf after shelf, my son finally got to pick the toy of his choice. Not that it was surprising, but yes, I was surprised that he chose an unusual toy. I mean, it's pretty unusual for a 4 year old boy to choose a kitchen set over cars, action figures, tool set, legos, or swords (yep, he's been obsessed to swords lately. I put the blame on Mickey Mouse: Three Musketeers and Juan dela Cruz. lol).

Our First School Battle: Homework

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 0 Comments A+ a-

Letting a 4 year old who has just learned how to write the alphabet (in a scribbly-squiggly way) do a Science homework, to write five activities you do using the parts of your bodies, is just exhausting. Yep, in my part. They've been in school, learning stuff all day (or half day for him), to add another homework I think would be an overkill. I even have to ask myself, What have I gotten my son into?

He's only in number 2 when he started losing interest. And at number 4 I started losing patience. He's getting distracted and I'm getting frustrated. I'm afraid that I may get too frustrated that I might inadvertently be putting him under pressure. I might even forget that he's only a kid, a toddler for that matter. Which beyond any doubt, is something I don't want to happen.

You know you have very awesome friends when...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 8 Comments A+ a-

Friends support and wish you success whatever your business is. But when your friends abuse and make the most out of your business to the point that you are already losing rather than gaining profit and they just laugh boisterously about it - then you know you have the best and greatest friends. Hahaha. Refill lang ng refill ng ink at photopaper. Kamot ulo na lang. Hahaha! Great times! ;)

Just a few of our crazy episodes (from our buddy's photobooth business):

[I Love Mondays] Red's First Day!

Monday, June 10, 2013 0 Comments A+ a-

It's Monday! And today is The Queen's Birthday! The Queen's Birthday is a public holiday that celebrates the monarch of the Commonwealth, currently Queen Elizabeth II . Well, as someone who has spent her entire life in the Philippines, Queen Elizabeth's birthday has nothing to do with me. But since I work under an Australian company, I am given this day off! Woot! Australian public holidays don't fill all ten fingers in your hand, and I'm really thankful that this day fell on my son's very first day of school.

I am so happy that I was there to see all my child's sloppy firsts. I've never missed a milestone, and this, his very first venture in the real social world, is something I don't ever want to miss.

I've already set my mind to take an off from work when this very day comes. Just so you know, Australian companies pay you by the hours you worked - which means no work no pay. And I was already ready to sacrifice the day. But hey, thank God it's The Queen's Birthday! :)

Angels in the Rain

Thursday, June 6, 2013 4 Comments A+ a-

Last night, R and I went out to have dinner at SM. Not long after, heavy rain started to pour, and just when we reached Matina, rain water was already above the ankle level and rising. (Yep, I'm also asking myself the same question, what happened to Davao?)

We're only just a few meters, perhaps about 10 meters away from SM's parking lot when our vehicle refused to move. It didn't want to start. We're stranded under a heavy rain, where flood is gushing and already knee deep (and rising). And yes, we're really starving.

A few minutes later, a boy (about 16-18) came out of nowhere, ran towards us and knocked on the window, gesturing what appears to look like pushing. From the inside I could hear him shouting "Tulak?!" In a situation like this, I don't think somebody will ever refuse.

Under the rain, they pushed our vehicle with all their might. I'm not talking about a small sedan car here, not even an SUV, I'm talking about a truck, a small media truck loaded with media equipment and heavy speakers at the back. Imagine how heavy would that be? And they have to push the truck all the way to the parking lot on an inclined parking entrance.

I prepared 100 Php to pay them, R even argued to give them 150 because they are many(about 8-10) and the truck's really heavy. They're even the ones who took the parking pass from the guard and handed it over to us. But when we gave them the money, they just flashed a big smile and said "Ayaw na kuya, trip trip lang namo ni" (Don't worry about it, we're just doing it for fun). I'm surprised that they refused even though we insisted many times. I mean, it's pretty common here that tulak boys would watch out for cars that have broken down during floods and heavy rain, and push them in exchange of a few coins. I gave the boys an incredulous look, but they just waved and turned around.

They are indeed angels in the rain. All we can do is to thank them with all our hearts. I just hope we didn't insult them with the 150 that we tried to pay them. They walked away knowingly or unknowingly saving the lives of three people, and no amount of money could ever equal to that.

To the people who helped us out there, I don't know who you are, I may not be able to recognize your faces when I chance upon you on the streets, but somehow, someone up there saw your heroic deed and we know that it will not be forgotten for sure. May God bless you more and more. And again, thank you very much!

Faith in humanity restored. :)