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No Time for Cooking
Dec 28th, 2012 by niceyfemme

It’s the holidays and there’s a need for a lot of cooking for a lot of eating we have to do but I can’t cook anymore! I have a gorgeous baby to care for who doesn’t like to sleep without me beside her. Actually I was able to cook a few dishes for my husband’s birthday but it’s so hard since I can’t concentrate as I always think of Baby J, if she’s crying or not. I always have to go back and forth to care for her.

Now I must find myself a lot of money as I want to hire a baby nurse who will wear baby phat scrubs (so cute!) to help me give the best care to my baby J. Also I need a long uninterrupted night sleep please!

I need a new camera!
Dec 14th, 2012 by niceyfemme

For years I had a reliable canon camera. I had a camera but nothing important I need to take pictures at. Then I gave birth. Finally I have a daughter with whom I’d use that said camera for lots of photos and videos. I remember even making a mental note that I’d take her picture every single day of her life. Then the day after I gave birth I dropped it that broke it. Now I only have my celfone camera to use. Better than nothing I guess.

I can’t decide which rand I want this time. Canon or Olympus. I’m intrigued with the EP Pen 3. Or I want the canon camera I can use underwater. Hmmmn. But honestly money is an issue. Nice cameras aren’t cheap. I guess I have to buy from a wholesale printer place that sells cameras at a wholesale price too even if you buy only one.

Time is flying by way too fast and my daughter is not so tiny anymore. I need to document her every move. I want her to look at her pictures and videos when she’s grown. That would be one of the best gifts I can give her.

Honda Recall 2011
Mar 3rd, 2011 by niceyfemme

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall

February 18, 2011 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. recently announced a voluntary safety recall of some Honda Fit (Jazz in the Philippines) and City models to replace lost motion springs and retainers with countermeasure parts.

Consequently, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) would like to inform its customers that a total of 5,468 units of combined 1.5 liter Honda Jazz and 1.5 liter Honda City, distributed from September 2008 to April 2010, are included in the safety measure.

Findings show that the high surface pressure between the lost motion spring retainers and rocker arm slippers results to increased retainer movement that might lead to spring breakage. The broken spring will then come into contact with other moving parts within the cylinder head and this will initially produce noise and in worst case, may cause engine to stall. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this defect. With the total safety of Honda vehicle users as priority at all times, HCPI is taking this voluntary safety recall to replace lost motion springs and retainer parts of affected units. Jazz and City models with the following frame numbers are included in the voluntary recall:

Letters of notice will be sent to concerned Jazz and City owners starting February 21, 2011. To conduct the voluntary recall in an orderly manner, customers are requested to call their respective dealers or the Honda Hotline at 1-800-1000-Honda (46632) or (02) 857-7240 and visit our website, www.hondaphil.com, for inquiries and details of scheduling. Replacement of affected parts will be carried out in all 28 authorized dealers and 3 service centers nationwide, free of charge.

Owners of Jazz and City models not included in the list above have no reason to worry since the affected parts are of different specifications. Other Honda models such as the Civic, Accord, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey and HR-V sold and distributed by Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. are likewise not affected.

-Hondaphil.com

Alright. I’m getting stressed with this. Unfortunately, our car, a Honda City 1.5 E is included in the list. Of course, I have no problem with getting the car checked and fixed as it is for us car owners’ safety and our passengers safety as well. BUT. I tried calling their numbers and they were able to give me a date that’s more than a month from the time I called. What if you are out of the country then? Like I will be? So how? And it bothers me every time I drive to know that there’s some fixing that’s needed to be done. I’m such a safety paranoid even before all this came out so can you just imagine the stress I’m going through now?

As stated in their advisory above, there’s some replacing of lost motion springs needed to be done. I’m just glad it’s not something like the brakes that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. So far, our unit has been in perfect condition, running smoothly, engine so quite there’s an instance I forgot the engine is even on and I restarted it (BAD! I know…) and I had no idea there’s some fixing needed if not for the recall.

I’m just saying, the woman receiving the calls could be a little more nicer, sympathetic and flexible with this kind of situation and stop giving false hopes which they can’t follow through. Edit: The woman I talked to was not nice, but the woman Mommy talked to was very accommodating. She didn’t promise anything but that she will try her best to give us a new appointment date as I won’t be here on the later date they gave us. Then this morning, I woke up with messages in my phone saying I have a schedule this Monday! Perfect date! And she did really try. I honestly gave up hope that I could have Matty (the car) fixed before I leave and I don’t know I’ll be back so this new schedule is heaven sent. So thank you Randy or Rendi? Thanks again so much truly appreciate it.

Still I believe that if you love your car and you treat it like a human being, care for it like you would your girlfriend/wife, then it will also be good to you and it will not give you something to frown about. And I’ve been in love with Mattie ever since I first drove him so I know that I could still trust him with keeping us safe on the road.

Moving again
Sep 3rd, 2010 by niceyfemme

Yes we are moving again. The third move in two weeks. Hate it. All these trouble are because of people who are suckers for money but only want to have it by fooling people.

I’m waiting for Bee to come home from work and we’ll do the moving again. It’s so hard when you have a lot of things. The good thing is that we are moving somewhere that is closer to work. Just a few MRT stations away. It doesn’t have modern furniture but as long as the landlord is a decent man who keeps his words then we are ok with it. It is unbelievable how hard it is to find someone decent right now.

So good luck to us!

P.S. We are moving to a flat which is only a few minutes walk to MRT, like 5-6 minutes walk only and the best char kway teow (for us with foreign taste buds) is within walking distance! That is the kway teow taste Filipinos love, right Greta dear?

Hard times
Aug 27th, 2010 by niceyfemme

This week has been like a nightmare to me. Scared for our dear lives and disappointing turn of events.

Last Sunday, we had to move from one place to another which turned out to be a flat from hell. The experience is like from those horror/thriller/slasher movies.

Imagine a poorly lighted creepy house filled with antiques and rubbish. Smelled weird too. When we moved in we discovered that a wall is not concrete, a 6×4 feet open space has been covered with school paper and the owner used two cabinets to cover it up. What’s bad is that the owner is just sleeping outside the room. What’s even more scary is the hole in the paper where the owners fist went through to reach for the door knob and go in out room anytime. He also had a weird vibe in him. He kept on saying my name with every sentence he says and it seemed like he’s only interested in talking to me and not the same with Bee.

Then came the time when we needed to use the toilet and we were shocked to discover that the toilet bowl doesn’t flush, the lavatory was clogged and the toilet seemed like it’s not been used for a long time. So many things we discovered that night and I knew I can’t stay there a day longer.  I wasn’t able to sleep that night. I was crying. And Bee wasn’t able to sleep either and just kept on guarding.

The next day right straight from work, Bee and I took all out stuff from that place and planned to move somewhere else who backed out last minute. We got in touch with the agent but he wan’t able to help us find a new place in such a short time that’s why we ended up having nowhere to go. It was already 10:30 p.m and Bee was still calling his friends and colleagues for a temporary place to stay in while I keep on searching online for a new place to rent. I was exhausted from the last days move and lack of sleep and the whole day’s work while we were already hungry and have really bad headache. Add in the rain that made moving and carrying all our clothes and stuff even harder. I was close to breaking down. Last minute we were able to find a place.

Next day we had to work and disappointing things started to unravel in front of my eyes. Things I didn’t sign up for I had to do. Just the hardest things. I realized it’s not my fault that I can’t handle those things. I am a woman who has physical limitations. But if I walk away, I will be disappointing the people closest to my heart, same with myself, I will be disappointing myself too. I have worked hard for this thing for half a year and in just two days it was gone. There’s nothing I can do. My health should be my priority.

I was so down, I was at my lowest point this year. Now I have made a decision and I am scared and very sad. The truth is I just want to lay down in bed with my electric blanket and never leave, I was that scared.  But I have to move on no matter how hard it is. That’s how life is.

I just have to look at the only good thing from this experience. I realized that a Mother’s love and understanding is infinite. I love you Mommy and thank you for never stopping to love and support me. Same with Bee. Now I am truly sure that you are the one for me. I don’t think anyone else can give me the understanding, patience and support you showed me these past days.  Thank you to Mommy and Bee for not giving up on me and Daddy too. I breathe and live because of all of you.

Memories
Jul 11th, 2010 by niceyfemme

The hardest part of moving on is the first few days, for some it can be weeks or months or even years. For me and Mommy, these last two days since Bambi left has been very hard. It hurts to be in the house because there’s no Bambi waiting for us to come home or to get out of our rooms in the morning. I see her in every corner of the house and it literally hurts as in I feel something that crushes my heart. I feel there’s something stuck in my throat every time I try to control myself.

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I’ve been stuffing my mouth with food all day. I really am an emotional eater. I’m scared I have to reach for quick weight loss pills as I have to lose the weight before I go back to Singapore. I’m too emotional. Mommy handles this better than I do. She can control herself. Well I love Bambi so much I’m still in denial sometimes.

I hope as days pass by the pain will lessen more and more but I am sure about one thing; that Bambi will always be that someone who loved us unconditionally and we will never ever forget her. Good thing I have so many photos and videos of her with us we could keep forever.

One of those days (or weeks)
May 5th, 2010 by niceyfemme

That is not really easy for me. Things could be a lot better, way lot better and I’m really trying to be positive and think that all these shall pass and I hope really really soon.

I’ve been super stressed, extra extra stressed than the previous months. Say 4 times the regular dosage of stress I’m used to. So I started losing weight unconsciously. And the weight loss is not just in my head as I confirmed it using two weighing scales so it’s true. I had to look for a new place, actually a temporary one as we have to move the moment Bee comes back. There is evil on Earth I believe and sometimes they are in the form of bad people. Wow. They could really get through the nerves. You just have to compose yourself and not stoop down to their level. If you know they are too irrational then it’s better to just not talk to them, not entertain their being evil. What I do is just stay way from them. Not easy but I did it.

By the way, finding accommodation in Singapore is so not easy especially if you do not want to get some help from agents. Here, almost everyone gets some help from agents while I prefer to just find one myself. I mean, why pay one to two months worth of rent if I can find one myself? Yes it is not easy as a matter of fact I was close to being crazy from all searching the net. Money really can make our lives easier. I want a lot of money.

It is really lonely here without Mommy, Bambi and Bee. I hate it. I want to go home but not in a bad circumstance. I hope all these will be over soon. 🙁

Fatty couch potato
Apr 22nd, 2010 by niceyfemme

Haha that is me.

Since I got back home that’s what I’ve been doing. Sitting in our comfy couch, eating the stuff I cooked, watch DVD’s, play PSP, basically the good life hehehhe. Enjoy all these while it last. 🙂

Nobody can blame me. Even Justin Timberlake said that eating is the second best thing to do. Hehe.

Since I’ve been taking in more calories than what I’ve been burning, naturally, I’m gaining weight. 🙁 Boo! I hate feeling heavy.

A friend who’s also going through the same thing recommended some effective diet pills , well according to her, for me to try too. But I’m scared. I don’t want. I’d rather walk. Well once I’m back in Singapore I’ll have so much more of that whether I like it or not. But pilling on more pounds is pretty scary. 🙁

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Why is it that those things that makes us feel good, most of the time is sinful? And the stuff that’s good for us is boring? Or something that needs effort to stand?

I really should not join my Mom and Bee in eating. They have very active metabolism.

Why? Why?

🙁

I can’t wait
Apr 4th, 2010 by niceyfemme

I believe in the saying about “timing is everything”. So true. Say that to someone like me who hates waiting because she cannot contain the feeling of not knowing what’s going to happen next and you will have a very long discussion (if not argument) about that topic.
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I need a new computer. My Dad needs one too. I was so excited to buy one for him when Bee reminded us that the best time to buy a laptop is during the I.T. show or during the Singapore Sale in June and July or every year. Price is cheaper and memory is upgraded for free and you get a lot of freebies too. I asked around and try to read about Macbook memory. I am interested in one so I am saving. I told Daddy we should wait until the great sale. So we have more time to research. I should ask for a nerd’s advice hehe.

What you won’t do to….
Mar 17th, 2010 by niceyfemme

Lose weight. Haha.

Since I’m willing to try things to lose weight as long as it is natural and healthy, I’m considering trying a fat burner. I’ve been hearing people who use this but to be honest I have no idea about this at all. I should research about this first.

Oh and I realized why I’m obsessing about this. I want to be fit to prepare for ageing! I know that the moment we turn 30 our metabolism slows down right? So better start now when I believe it is still easier.Photobucket

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