You’re going to be an Auntie!

So my sister hasn’t been feeling well lately. She was feeling like she had the flu and lately has been very needy.

“My poor sister,” I thought. She’s not feeling good. So on the first day. We made her tofu “chicken” soup. I bought all the ingredients and then my mom mixed it all together with a hint of her own flavorful style. It was delicious. So Delish that even the kids ate some.

So I go to drop off the soup to little sister and I stayed there for a couple of hours. It was a nice spending time with her. We talked about her work and a little bit about my new business. I didn’t go all in detail because I didn’t want to bore her too much, but I listened to unhappy she was. Well, I have her some sisterly advice and told her that if she has an opportunity to do something that she loves then do it while she can. Otherwise, life can get so busy, you forget your dream.

The following week, she still was not feeling so good. She still needed he’ll doing her wedding invites, so she asked me to come over Saturday morning.


I had told her in the middle Of the week to get checked. I all of a sudden had this “what if” moment. What if she’s pregnant? I know I was a bit teasing her and even the week before, my mom and hubby went to visit her, and the symptoms she gave were all signs to pregnancy.

Well, she takes me to her mini kitchen area and hands me something to peel. I tried not to read it and as I peeled away, the sticky paper read, “You’re to be an Auntie!” I screamed! And I was so happy?! I was confused between laughing and crying.

I hugged My sister and congratulated Ting… How amazing!

Then they seriously cooked some awesome home made vegan waffles with strawberries and syrup on top. It was super yummy! The. We talked about announcing it.

Baby sister wanted to wait till she could hear the heart beat. The first trimester is always the sensitive time, so she made promise not to say anything until the first trimester is over! Do you know hard that is?! I still haven’t told hubby and I feel like a Boogher for keeping it a secret from my mom.

But it is exciting and I can’t wait until we plan on how to surprise the family!!! Woohoo!



I don’t know what to say.

I’m at a restaurant called Onami but instead of enjoying a seafood oriental buffet and celebrating my parent’s wedding anniversary, I’m in the bathroom crying.

I had just gotten home from dropping off Joy (she’s like a daughter to me) and it turned out my Aunt wasn’t home, which means I left her there all by herself.

She found a way to call her Kuya Arthur and he was able to pick her up.

I waited until we were all out the car to tell my husband that I felt bad for leaving her. I said this in front of my son to him and the response my husband gave me wasn’t what I expected.

He said, ” Good! You should feel bad.”

My son goes, “wow, dad!?”

I just looked at him and walked away.

Too choked up to say anything else, I just kept to myself.

This is the second time treating me like I’m inferior to him in front of my son. I don’t think he realizes that our son sees how he’s treating me and it’s just sad. It makes me sad and right now, I just don’t feel like giving him the respect he worked so hard to earn from me. He worked hard for me to be able to open up to him and instead his pride builds up when he’s in front of other people, including his own son.

I felt bad for leaving my “daughter” already, and I know I made a mistake and I claimed that fault. So instead of at least saying, “It was a mistake, and people make mistakes.” He practically made a fool of me in front of my son.

My tears are building up again and I’m holding it all in.

He tried to make conversations with me while at the restaurant and instead I would just give him a look or just walk away as if I didn’t hear him. I couldn’t smile and I really was not interested in anything he had to say.

Perhaps I should tell him again how I’m feeling, but I now he’s subscribed to this blog and I know he will read this.

Saying “sorry” won’t fix this. He needs to talk to his son about how to treat a girl, a woman, or even his future wife and that the way he talked to me was disrespectful.

Now if he doesn’t do that, then truly I would rather just cry alone rather than run into his arms for comfort, because the pride of a man is not worth him wiping my tears away.

Hebrews 13:7

Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.

Long Day

Hmm… Had a long day today.

Woke up and the first I did was say thank you to God for another day.

I came down the stairs and saw hubby resting on the recliner. The kids gave me a big hug. Then I went to go kiss my Luv and he felt warm. He had a temperature.

He didn’t feel well all day. No worries I said. So as he rested, I took the opportunity to clean and sort our shed. Then I attacked the laundry and the garage. I vacuumed and played with the kids. My eldest son helped me with laundry. He was my super helper today. I even had tea with my Big Girl, Mei.


And watched Myella eat a toast on the stairs with joy and content as she listened to the baby birds make noises from their nest on our porch.


By night fall, I was ready to go to bed, but as you can see, I’m typing away. At the same time, I’m listening to Klove.

The first song they played was Pray by Sanctus Real… “Perfect!” I thought! “The perfect way to end the night.”

Don’t forget to pray! Gnite and I love you!

Happy 14 years!

Happy Anniversary Luv!


No words could ever express how happy you make me… I am the most blessed woman in the world to have a husband who sacrifices every minute of his day to make sure his family is safe and happy… You are my bestie – my other half that keeps me balanced when one outweighs the other… You make everything better and I would be lost without you!

I look forward to our future with wrinkles galore and gummy kisses, races to and from the bathroom, and laughing with our grand kids…

-your wifey


{Photo Credit: ML Debut, D.Saria}


A guy walks in and helps his mom sign in for her appt. Suddenly, a guy in his chair yells out, “Pull up your pants! You’re mooning me!”

The guy at the front desk looks at him and realizes it was him the other person was yelling at and goes, “do you always speak out like that?”

The guy in the chair says, “No, but your mooning me! I think it’s nasty!”

“Are you in the military the other guy asks?”

“No.” Said the guy in the chair.

The other guy pulls his pants up and just turns towards his mother and helps her sit down. He didn’t say anything unkind or gave a mean look. He went to his seat and kept his mother occupied… And ignored the other man. The other man, however, kept looking over and probably felt sorry, but was too prideful to say, “Sorry.”

😦 I didn’t like seeing that. Very immature and inappropriate for a grown man to yell out to another man in public, especially when he’s helping his mom. Such a shame.

Yet it taught me a lesson that although we often get offended in some way, God said to also turn the other cheek:

Matthew 5:39
New Living Translation (©2007)
“But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.”


1 Peter 2:22
“He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.”

Forgive and forgetting may be tough to do at times, but this situation proved that its as easy as just walking away.