Friday, June 26, 2009

...progress report (on myself)

i've read in one of my facebook friend's status updates that she wants to blog more about herself, and not so much on her baby. i guess i'm guilty of that too, my blog's more about tsug now, but when your life basically revolves around one little boy, it can't be help, right?

so... how have i been doing? i'm gonna say, i'm 90% good.. and that's a pretty awesome number. the first time tsug and i got here (he was 6 months old then), i was at "50-50".. pangs wouldn't know what mood i was gonna be in... heck, even I didn't know if i was gonna greet him with a smile or a scorn.. poor pangs! i was so tired from taking care of tsug, and he was so tired from doing ALL the household chores, we were both physically/emotionally wrecked.. now, i'm super proud to say, i've tapped on my inner domestic goddess and have been contributing more on the chores. i still get frustrated though, hence the remaining 10%. sometimes i still get ideas like going back to work just so i could take a rest! but at this point in tsug's life, i just can't begin to imagine leaving him to someone not blood related. let's face it, even I want to throttle my baby sometimes! LOL! he is one makulit, malikot, spoiled brat who ALWAYS gets his way and cries his head off when he doesn't. How could i let a stranger deal with him? Even if she's not a total stranger, it'll still be a job to her and nothing more. And I don't want to leave him to my mom..even if my mom is constantly complaining about missing him and such, let's face it.. they want to play with tsug, spoil him to death, and give him back to his parents the minute he starts fussing! That's what grandparents are for, and frankly, i want them to enjoy that role.

Maybe when tsug's a bit older, I might be able to let go.. anyway, i'll cross the bridge when i get there. Another plus is Pangs can now actually put tsug to sleep! that's such an amazing feat and i'm so proud of him. Maybe now I can leave tsug to him while I go out and watch a movie or something? Haha, joke lang pangs. (but come New Moon time, you know i'm serious right?)

Anyway, we have been seriously considering settling down in SG for good.. not for good, good as in retire here (no friggin way, they work here till 75!) but maybe tsug can study here. There are just too many 'Pros' in the list. Where else is punching a crime? lol. There's no typhoons, no fault lines, no friggin brownouts. An extremely low crime rate and tax is quite low compared to other countries. Ohmygosh, i'm starting to love singapore. hahaha who would've thought!? All the safety against crimes aside, I love it that tsug and I can stroll around the block without worrying about pesky dogs! or that I can walk to the market, and walk to the mall, and walk to the park! I think i've lost some of my street smarts though, I remember when I was back in Pinas of being completely unaware of my stuff and Pangs had to constantly remind me to close my friggin bag. nyak. That's one of the 'cons'.. tsug being brought up a sissy. hehehe. and of course, the accent here. *sighs* .. that just can't be help lah. but nothing's final yet, until we buy a property here. (and if raymond gets a job in tokyo LOL)

we're going to batam on the 12th. just really wanted a change of scenery.. haven't been to batam and there's nothing to see in the city itself, but the resort we're going has some good reviews on TripAdvisor so I'm pretty excited. tsug also looooves swimming, so i hope we have great weather and that he enjoys himself.

that's it. see you guys. oh, and i've started playing Farmville and Farmtown on Facebook. I'm hooked at the moment! (i miss Paenaan hehe) gotta go and harvest some crops lol.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

...progress report

at 13 months, tsugtsug was finally able to take his monumental first steps! and we have it in video! haven't been updating my blog mainly because of facebook, i feel it'll be redundant (and i was too lazy) but I realized, it's better to keep tsugtsug's milestones in one place.

best part was raymond and i have seen it together! he was on leave that day. the 3 of us were in tsug's playroom when tsug suddenly took 2 mini steps and fell down. Pangs and I looked at each other and then excitedly, urged Tsug to do it again. He was able to walk across the room! nowadays though, he prefers crawling to walking. he's very lazzyyy. probably because its just now that he could crawl freely, wasn't able to do that back in Pinas. I know he's kinda late, (learning to walk) but I'm not the least bit worried, I'm sure he'll be running in no time and then I would miss the time when he was easier to follow around.

another new thing, is his love of tofu. so friggin happy. because that means, japanese restaurants for us! yey! he also likes the steamed egg thingie (forgot the name) with the shitake mushrooms/crab sticks. makes life easier now when we dine out. we still can't eat at a leisurely pace but at least this time, we get to order dessert ehehe.

hmm. what else to tell about tsug.. he loves to eat cheerios too. i would just place some on his tray and he would feed himself while watching Hi5 (yeah, he still hasn't outgrown Hi5) he's still as makulit and bratty as ever and would cry whenever he doesn't get his way.. that's why i love the new playroom. its basically an empty room we placed rubber mats on so he can crawl freely without me stopping him every so often, pulling him away from the tv or the fan or whatever he's not supposed to be touching. In there he can touch everything, taste everything LOL.

snack time he usually has yogurt with some fruit, and his favorite biscuits. he still doesn't like any 'factory made' milk. that's why i try to feed him yogurt and cheese, at least he'll be able to get some extra calcium from those.

tsug snacking

yesterday, our weekly plantsadora brought her daughter and her two grandchildren, aged 8 and 2. tsug at first cried (but it was mainly because his nap was cut short) but after awhile, he was playing with Jessi, the 2 yo kid. Jessi was so cute, he would say 'momi, momi' when tsug would pull the toy away from him. hehe. I was so proud of Tsug, he wouldn't cry when Jessi pulled any toy from him, he would just get it back. LOL! I guess Pangs is right. I shouldn't be afraid of bullies once we enroll tsug in a playgroup. He would be the one bullying. nyahaha. Speaking of playgroups, am planning of putting tsug in a 2-hour a day one, just so he'll learn some social skills (since he doesn't have his cousins here), like sharing and other stuff. of course i don't really want him to turn out to be a bully or selfish or someone who bites other kids.

that's all the update for now. (gawd i'm lazy) hope you guys update your blogs too! (you know who i'm talking about!)