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For Discriminating Cats

Posted on December 31, 2005 by under Food and Drink.    

Brian and I were browsing the cat food aisle at Wal-Mart the other day when we walked by this. We both agreed that I had to take a picture.

Are we the only ones who find this funny? Isn’t it a bit ironic that they are selling live fish in the cat food aisle?

They need a lable somewhere that says “Special Treats for Cats” or something. Hilarious.

I would not want to be any of these fish.

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A Huge Snowglobe

Posted on December 31, 2005 by under Moblog.    


This is the by far the biggest snowglobe I have ever seen! It’s really neat. It even has snow falling on the inside.

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Fresh Coconut Juice

Posted on December 29, 2005 by under Family.    

Fresh coconut juice, anyone? That stuff is so delicious and refreshing. It’s been a while for me. And yes, I admit that I am a teensy weensy bit jealous.

When Jen’s boyfriend Ray asked if he could go home to the Philippines with mom and dad a few months ago, I thought he was nuts. I thought mom was nuts for agreeing. It was kind of strange that he traveled with mom and dad without Jen.

Anyway, he seemed to have fun though despite Jen’s inability to go with them. I think it would have been more fun for him if he were able to hang out with people closer to his age. Maybe next time Brian and I will have enough money to go also.

How about that Ray? Ready for another trip to Tanjay? Mom actually said that you’ll probably have to guide us because you will know your way around better than me. It has been eight years since my last visit after all.

P.S. Thank you for our pasalubong. That was really thoughtful of you.

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Christmas Eve

Posted on December 28, 2005 by under Family.    

We typically spend Christmas Eve at my parents’ house in Derby. This year was a little different, though.

Mom and dad arrived home from the Philippines around noon on the 23rd. They were neither prepared nor in the mood to host Christmas Eve dinner.

So Christmas Eve this year was spent at Ate Jane and Kuya Ramil’s house. They had extended us an invitation a couple of weeks before because they knew that mom and dad were still in the Philippines. Jane actually invited mom and dad also but they were too jetlagged to go anywhere that evening.

I’m glad that we went because their party was actually tons of fun. It was the most fun I’d ever in a while. Ate Jane and Kuya Ramil were wonderful hosts. They made sure that everyone felt welcome. It was a great party.

By the way, I never know whether to call Ate Jane “Ate” or “Tita.” When I was younger I used to refer to her as “Tita” because she is one of my mom’s friends but now that I am older “Tita” just doesn’t sound quite right. She is way too young to be called “Tita” I think. So I figured “Ate” would be the more appropriate reference.

I think once you hit thirty everyone is practically the same age. I feel awkward calling anyone “Tita” who is not my mom’s age. I don’t want to insult them or make them feel old.

I mean, come on now! I wouldn’t want a grown woman calling me “Tita.” Ate Ching na lang, pwede ba? I am not that old after all. LOL.

Neither is Ate Jane. So Ate Jane, “Ate” ka na lang ha? Sorry kung medyo na-demote but “Ate” sounds younger. Sana okay lang.

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Meet Rockie

Posted on December 25, 2005 by under Babies.    

Our New Baby Rockie by Ching

He is the newest addition our family.

I have been begging and pleading with Brian to get a boy sugarglider. Brian kept saying to wait until next year. When he says next year, he doesn’t mean the first part of the year either. He means toward the end of the year. I kept pleading and begging anyway.

I finally talk him into going to Exotic Pets in Andover on Friday. Brian felt so sorry for Rockie and his sisters he wanted to buy all of them. We could only take one home, though. Even that was already stretching our budget.

So anyway, this is Rockie. I named him on the drive home.

Incidentally, he almost got named Fred — for Fred and Ginger, which I thought would be funny. Brian vetoed it because he thought it would be creepy to name him after my biological father.

I explained that I wasn’t naming him after my biological father. I just thought it would be funny.

Brian said he’d always think of my biological father if we named our little boy Fred. I kind of liked Rockie, anyway. So we agreed to name him that instead.

By the way, I have an uncle (my mom’s older brother) named Rocky (I think he spells his name with a “Y” instead of an “IE” at the end). It’s kind of hard to pick out names because the name you pick out inevitably turns out to be the name of someone you know.

Like Ginger and Star for example. Ginger happens to be the name of my boss and then Star is the name of one of the APL reps that we know. We didn’t get to name them, though. Sara had already named them before she put them up for adoption.

I think it’s easier to get sugargliders that already have names, especially if you’re indecisive. Naming your pet is kind of fun, though. So I’m glad we got to experience it both ways.

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