A C-section Mama Birth Story

My son just turned one year old, and Christmas has come and gone.  A lot has happened since my last post in 2013, one that I regret not writing about. I would have been novel to write down my thoughts on my pregnancy, of becoming a mom and all the hopes and dreams and even…

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Why I’m Saying No to ‘Yaya’

Let me start by saying, I have nothing against Yayas (stay-in Nannies/nursemaids) in general. Being a Yaya or a Katulong (maid) is a profession worthy of respect, as like all service oriented professions it is one of the hardest (and sadly the most exploitable and least professional--at least here). My issue, is how we take…

A little update

I've been remiss. The past few weeks (month) had been me staring at my screen wondering to put online. What to write? I look at my folder of various pictures of food and a part of me wants to slap myself. "SC~~" I can hear my inner voice start to whine. "Another goddamn food review?…

I’m Back…I hope.

It's been a year and a month since I had been here. I seem to have gotten the habit of updating yearly, which is a shame. So much has happened lately that I felt a smidgen guilty for not updating. Well sort of. The combination of my diet from hell and the stress of the…

Of Friendships & Social Media

It was by chance that I found out through Facebook that one of my good friends from my previous work is pregnant. It was a pleasant if  a little bitter sweet news. It was a reminder that life was inexorably moving forward whether I liked it or not, and that no amount of pleading and denial…

Late Reaction

I suppose I should have posted this photos earlier but things got busy (or maybe 'lazy' would be the most apt term) after the holidays and I didn't get the time to make the next post as I should have. Anyway last January 3, 2010 was our family reunion. Now normally I've never been a…