School week starts!

The first week of school is almost done! Was called to recite on Monday (Insurance with Sir Nani) and Tuesday (Tax 2 with Atty. Amiel). Law school recitations are not something that students look forward to (and not something that you get used to) but I’m glad that they really force us to study and study and study.

It’s been a busy week that I barely play with the little girl. During the afternoons after her class, Melvin and I visit the “manghihilot” for his foot. Then we hurry to school. The routine has been so tiring but I’m glad Melvin’s here. May driver tuloy ako. Glad also that his foot is responding well, thank God.

Preggy notes: Had to visit again my OB yesterday because of severe pain in my abdomen. Doctor said there’s irritation somewhere in the rectal area. She gave me vaginal relaxant since I often experience hardness on my belly. Baby boy is doing great, thank God. Hope my pregnancy becomes easier as the due date nears.

Looking for a name for our little boy. I’ve always liked the name Marco, so we’re just searching for a second name to pair with it. I had been thinking to make it Marco Antonio, Antonio being the name of Melvin’s tatay. Cute name right, Marco Antonio Marquez (combination of boxers’ names, haha, that of Barrera’s and Juan Manuel, both beaten by Pacquiao).


Kaila anecdotes

K: What’s that mommy? (Pointing at the tomatoes in the fish}
M: Tomatoes, do you like them?
K: How does it taste?
M: It tastes… asim.
K: Asim? Like kili-kili?

Hahaha, what an analogy.

It’s a boy!

There, I said it already. I, together with Melvin and Kaila, visited my OB today for my monthly check up. And there, the doctor confirmed that Kaila’s going to have a baby brother. Yey. I was really happy about it because we’ve been wishing for a healthy baby boy. And God is good, our wish was granted. Thank you God.

Preggy notes: I’ve been feeling baby’s kicks since last month. The doctor said we’re both fine and everything is as expected. I had a UTI last month too. It was very painful that I asked to be brought to my OB. She prescribed antibiotics and vaginal relaxant for my UTI. This month, I experienced itchiness, which the doctor said is caused by fungi. I’ve read that this is common to pregnant women although I did not experience it the last time I was pregnant with Kaila. The doctor prescribed an anti-fungal vaginal tablet to treat my condition.

Hey ho! Time to update my followers.

New look should mean new post, right? Well, nothing much lately, except that I’m keeping myself busy with a lot of things.

1. Completing my photo book project for the Singapore 2011 Summer Trip with Mom and Kaila


See the screen shot? (I had to Google how to take a screen shot using Mac, hahaha.) I already finished the 2009 trip but I used the iPhoto and for that, I could not get it printed since it’s not available in the Philippines. And when I am in Singapore, I always forget to do it. So the 2009 album is just stuck in my Mac. I plan to have this printed once I finish it (crosses fingers).

2. Enrolled Kaila

After we got back from SG, I came to know that school starts on June 6. The “pas away” mommy that I am had not enrolled Kaila by then. Nauna ko pa gang ibili ng school shoes bago ko sya i-enroll, haha. (I bought her school shoes first instead of enrolling her.) Yay, she’s enrolled and I now have a Kindergarten student. How time flies! In fact I am already thinking whether to enroll her in an international school when she reaches Grade 1. (A child costs 90,000 pesos!!!)

3. Attended UB’s 1st Annual IHL Moot Court Seminar

(photos not mine)

… and learned a LOT from it. I am a part of the moot court team, would you believe that? I never really considered myself a good public speaker and now, I am a mooter. How in the world did that happen? Well, I was forced (hahaha) to join. And from the seminar, I learned why. (Secret, hahaha.) I am simply thankful for being a part of it. 🙂

What I learned? Everything is HARD WORK. There is no such thing as overnight success. Practice makes perfect. Preparation and prayer + a little bit of luck. Sorry for deleting the details, I am too lazy to type all of them, hahaha.

4. Reading Succession

The four-unit subject for this semester. The key subject to regain my scholarship. Ang subject that will either make or break me, haha. First year, first sem, it was Persons and Family Relations. I got a low grade kaya di ako umabot sa cut-off. Second sem, it was Obligations and Contracts. I did get in because I got an 88 here. Second year, first sem, ugh, PROPERTY!!! Second sem, CIVIL PROCEDURE. And the professor is the dean. Well, after I received my CivPro grade, I told him, “Sir, di lang siguro talaga tayo same wave length.” O well, this sem, it’s succession. And I promise, gagalingan ko dito. The subject is also interesting, manahan. As if maraming kayamanan, hahaha.

5. IELTS Review

Not me. Melvin. He’s taking the test for his Australian visa by the end of the month and he assigned me to review him. Not really a task but he’s making it hard for me. Daming gusto, hahaha. I can do this. 🙂

So there, I’m currently busy. Always busy, hahaha.