April 27, 2008

Dance "Joaqui" Revolution

video

This is Joaqui's version of the papaya dance and more. He just loves to dance. When he looks at me and say, "dance! dance!" I have to sing his favorite dance tunes and will go nonstop...that I'll get tired singing before he gets tired of dancing. ; )

For Life!

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a
while and leave footprints on our hearts...and we are never, ever the same.
--
Anonymous

If you ask me how many friends I have, I will answer only a few. You might think I'm a snob or unapproachable or unfriendly. I would like to think that I'm not like that...it's just that frienships are valuable to me. These few friends I have are not ordinary friends because we have shared so much moments in our lives that all of us have grown into this friendship that we share. These are the people I know I could always count on no matter what happens, and these are my friends for life and that I hope my children will be friends with their children. There are times that some of us may not see each other for months nor hear from each other for weeks, but when we get together, we just pick up where we left off. Some of us may have done things we are not so proud of, but none of us have looked into each other in a judgmental way. We went from the happy-go-lucky yuppies to now married-with-kids stage. I have friends way back from high school and now we are godmothers to each of our children. There are those who went out and settled in another country, but everytime they come home, it is nothing but a happy reunion. Two weeks ago, Connie, a "kulangot friend" (I have a group of friends named kulangots) came back from the U.S. for vacation. Since her vacation is only three weeks, it was quite difficult to schedule a get-together and gather more or less 12 to 15 people in one place at one time, but after a dozen of text messages and a lot of convincing to some, it finally happened. It was like the gimiks we used to have when we were much younger and thinner (hahaha).



Of course, a lot of kamustahans and kwentuhans happned over a bucket of San Mig Light.


And because it was quite a long time since we have ALL seen each other, even belated birthdays are celebrated : )

No one knows for sure when the next get-together will happen, but it really does not matter because we will definitely see each other when we see each other.

April 19, 2008

catching up

Finally...a free time to do nothing but read emails, save pictures in my pc, browse the net and update my blog. For the last few weeks, whenever I'm infront of my pc, it has always been work, work and work. It's also partly my fault...sometimes my body says no, stop working already...but then I find myself transcribing or editing even on weekends.

So what's up with the Agustins lately? We went to Manila Zoo last April 12. Jeff was attending an event from Pinoy Photography and we just tagged along ; ) It was Joaqui's first time and it was my first time again...after many, many years. Joaqui was amazed with all the animals he saw...we even had our picture taken with the snakes. We didn't quite enjoy the trip around the zoo that much though because it was really, really hot that day.

We have also decided to enrol Joaqui at Gymboree and he will be starting his first gymplay class tomorrow. : ) We attended one trial class in Gymboree Shangrila and he had fun doing the activities...and I had fun too! Some people asked me why Gymboree...Well, at first I just wanted Joaqui to attend pre-preschool activities like a play school, so he can socialize with other kids and be familiar with teacher-student interactions. We also considered The Little Gym and Kindermusik...but I think Gymboree has the most affordable rates from all three (this was the deciding factor...hahaha). I find Gymboree's facilities much nicer and I also got positive feedbacks on their classes. We were not able to take pictures during his trial class, but tomorrow we will ; )