Thursday, August 27

Getting the Hang of It

Of driving that is.

When I was just learning how to drive, I often tell others that I don’t like driving. It makes me feel tired, pressured, stressed. In short, I don’t really like it. Little did I know that I would be influenced and have a change of heart when I have my own car – a car that I can manage and that is good and safe to drive.

I’m enjoying it now. Though, I still have to stop acting like a blonde and try to remember everything that I should need to do before I drive away especially turning on my light at night.

My checklist:
Seatbelt for me and Jens when he’s in the car
Check side mirrors and rear-view mirror
Temperature inside the car
Lights (when it is dark)

I practically changed all the settings in my car – seat pumped up, seat pushed forward, backrest pushed forward – all this makes it a bit awkward for me to get out of the car (as if I would need diet pills to get through) but these new settings allow me to drive comfortably.

I’ve been driving for 4 days now and so far, so good. I’m really looking forward to drive everyday so I can practise parking.

Wednesday, August 26


Alam ko August pa lang. Napunta ako sa video na to sa kakahanap ng video in Sarah Geronimo.

Naiyak ako ng marinig ko to. Miss ko na magpasko sa PInas. Maglilimang taon na akong di nakapagpasko sa lupang sinilanganan ko. Nakaka-miss. Sana sa sunod na taon. Kailangan kong kumbinsihin ang asawa ko na umuwi kami.

Working for home today. Have to spend half day organising the papers for my car.

Sunday, August 23

I Now Like Driving

That's the third time I drove my car including the test drive. I feel confident. I like this car, very smooth and quite. The size is so fit for me - manageable.
Notice how the seat is propped-up with a pillow - that even when it has already been adjusted to the max. Also, it is pushed forward and the steering wheel adjusted down. I'm just so happy that this car is quite flexible for my size.
Also notice my big fat belly? Do you think, I now need a weight loss pill? I don't think so. It's just that because my jeans are low waisted.

My New Baby

Oh, I am not preggers again. Nor I am replacing Jens. Hahaha.

Just this.
My OWN. In my name.

It’s used. I am practical. I can’t drive our car confidently – it’s a 4WD for crying out loud. All I wanted is something smaller that I can use so I won’t forget how to drive as well as the road rules. We were looking for a cheap one but also not a death trap.

This one has always been the car brand and model that we’ve wanted me to have. It’s within the price range that we are willing to pay. It’s cheaper compared to the internet rates.

Our 4th wedding anniversary is 2 days shy of the end of August. I asked Mcj if this is our gift to us. And he said, why does it have to be for something? Oh well. For me it is, so to always remind me how special this car is.

Wednesday, August 12

It's Holiday in Brissie

I'm at home, eating fish and chips for lunch while blogging.

Dropped off Jens to "school" around 9 this morning. I then went to the library and Mcj went home. The plan was, I'm going to catch the bus on the way home. It would be two rides and a few meters walk to get home. The bus was taking so long on the first leg that I just walked up to the shops. Did some retail therapy - bought a bag, two tops, organising tray and Jens' education board. And lunch.

Mcj was hold off the phone for at least an hour that he couldn't pick me up so my hot lunch was getting soggy but still hot - from the sun. After an hour wait for the 2nd leg of the bus ride, I rang Mcj and luckily, he was off the hook and told me to wait for him.

I tried to drive from the car park at the shop, I just got frustrated and gave up. You know, you can't concentrate when there is someone nudging you what to do and at the same time, the parking is very tight and you are driving a 4WD. I'm really going to push getting a small card - I'm eyeing for a Suzuki Swift. First, I have to get an online life insurance quote, err just in case, you know (knock on wood) and of course ring up some cheap car insurance.

I have a dental appointment at around 2pm. My day is busy but I'm happy - don't have to think of work for at least another 12 hours.

By the way, it's Ekka Day in Brisbane. We pass it up this year as Jens is just over of a nasty cold and flu. We don't want another health disaster.

Thursday, August 6

Going Green

I’m the first to admit that I am not a green person. I use disposable nappies for Jens. I seldom use biodegradable washing detergent – I choose baby friendly and hypoallergenic. I don’t use cloth bags when shopping. We left our computers, VCR, set top box (just like using Philips AED for some patients) going almost all the time. We use chemicals to kill the weeds around the house.

But I am working on becoming green. I use public transport in going to work. I don’t litter. As much as possible, we buy fresh food. Mcj have been reminding me to use cloth bags when shopping which I always forgot – actually, I forgot where I kept them.

Your Life is 72% Green

You live a very green life, and you're aware of how your actions help the earth.

Of course, it's hard to be totally green. But when you make a tradeoff, you know why you're making it.

Sunday, August 2

I am not Religious

I used to be when I was under my parents' wings. Everything changed when I moved out and started to discover the world by myself.

I stopped doing things like worshipping God religiously. But I haven't moved away. Infact, I feel closer even if I seldom commune with him - I just know it deep inside, He's in me.

You Are Super Spiritual

You are in touch with the world around you, and you find peace in connecting with others.

You believe that every life is special and that every life has a purpose.

You value harmony and understanding. You try not to judge, bicker, and fight.

As simple as it sounds, you truly think it's important to make the world a better place.

There's one question in this quiz that goes if I can see things happening in the future. Not literally that but there are events that happened and I felt like it had happened before and after a few days I would realise that I have thought about it or I have dreamt of it. It's like I have a very high frequency of satellite radios. I senses things. We'll I've read somewhere that I am clairvoyant - now that's not spiritual as it was in my zodiac sign. Hahaha.

Happy August 2nd

It should have been August 1st but I was not able to get online yesterday.

Anyhoo, time flies so quick. It's August! We will celebrate out 4th wedding anniversary this month. Soon!

What are your plans for this month? Us? Haven't made any. Everything is dependent on Jens' health and well-being. There's the EKA and Caboolture show coming. I also promised Jens that when he is better and when the Wiggles will have a concert here in Brissie, we will go and see. It's a promising month for us.

Have a great August everyone! Carpe Diem!