Monday, June 2, 2014

One Year

It has been a year since we had full-time household help. And wouldn't you know it, we are alive and happy. The kids haven't driven me crazy (yet). I am more domesticated than ever before. And believe it or not, I am not bothered (all that much) by our situation anymore. 

It has been an amazing year of growth and challenges. And I am seriously, seriously proud of what we as a family (and me as a wife/mom) have accomplished.


Monday, May 5, 2014

Star Wars

I already posted this on my Instagram (follow me @kpmbattung), but I will post it here too.

Just because it is May 4th.

How cute is my Uniqlo t-shirt? Got it a couple of weeks ago for only Php390 and I saved its debut for today. It is a special day after all.

To all you nerds out there, may the
Force be with you all! 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Some Thoughts on Friendship

I know I haven't written here much (hello, Captain Obvious!), and I hate to write about something negative. But I am just so bothered that I need to vent out just a little bit.

You see, I am reading a novel about this 23 year old girl who has no problems developing meaningful friendships with people she meet. Of course it helps that she is described as gorgeous, kind hearted and all that. And of course it is a fictitious novel. But seriously, does it ever occur in real life? If it does, then I am missing out a lot. 

I am 34 and try as I might, I have a hard time developing new friendships. I still believe in the old adage to make new friends and keep the old, but sometimes I feel i have drifted a bit too far from my high school and college friends. Sure, we still keep in touch and we see each other a couple of times a year, but I crave for a friend to share my everyday goings-on with, in real time. The closest I have is my sister and my mom, and although I am grateful, it makes me think if there is something wrong with me that I can't have a close friend who is not my immediate family. 

Add to all these musings, I see a couple of my college org friends met up last night. Their happy get-together photos are all posted in FB, and I am so saddened that I wasn't even invited. I thought myself to be their friend and I would have loved to catch up with them. I guess the feeling isn't mutual.

So, aside from being related, being classmates or from the same school/course/organization, how else do you befriend someone? From the workplace is a definite out for a homemaker like me. Any suggestions? I need a break from the pity party I am enduring right about now.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Apologies and Thanks

Hi all!

I obviously have slipped back into my ningas cogon ways, and I hate myself for it. I do love blogging and I love having an outlet to share, to crank up my creative juices and to speak my mind. You don't know how much I miss it.

I can give you a lot of perfectly valid excuses, but that doesn't do you or me any good. However, I can apologize more profusely than ever before. Sorry to have left you hanging. Sorry that I haven't been around much. Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry. With matching Super Junior dance moves pa!

That said, I will endeavor a bit harder to post an update every so often. I owe it to you who continue to visit and read my blog, despite the lack of updates, and to myself, to show that I can commit and follow through what I have started.

Thank you all for giving me the drive to kick things up again. I shall exert a lot more effort not to let you down!