Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Babies and Miscarriages

I am not in the most credible person to write a piece about this stuff, certainly because I am single, have not been impregnated but still I feel I have thoughts to share about the issue.

In our family, news of conception is accepted with gladness. Even if some came early than expected and some came later than planned. I've have cousins, cousin-n-laws and friends whom I know have tried to become parents, fervently praying for the li'l one. On gatherings, this usually comes up, "Kanus-a man ninyo sundan?" or "Wala pa ba?". I am sometimes guilty of asking this, until a friend confided her feelings. I learned from her that it can be stressful being asked all the time, after all, they've been trying but the maybe the time is just not right. Not having a child after years of marriage also opened up some questions in her, like, will she ever have a child? Will she have the opportunity of bearing and rearing a child? *I am not married and even I question myself these. I have an aunt who didn't marry and one aunt whose womb had been taken out for health reasons. It's scary since I want to be a mother someday.*

Some cousins and friends who have been impregnated but due to health reasons after their pregnancy have been told they won't be able to conceive again or will have a hard time trying to conceive again. Others had miscarriage in their pregnancy. I was out for words to console those who have lost their li'l one. At a gathering, a cousin looked back at her loss, she said: "Hala oi! 1 year old na tana to". I am praying for the souls of the li'l angels and for comfort for the parents. All in God's perfect time.

However, for those who chose to abort, no remorse can be seen or felt. tsk tsk tsk!

Monday, August 9, 2010


I met you today and at first sight I already love your physical prowess except for the fact that your color is Ebony Black with which I will eventually tire myself out. I am amazed with coolness you possess without being arrogant. You may lack points with regards to fashion but that will also have to be up to me... If only I could bring you out shopping.

I can't wait for the day the day that you and I can be together. heheh... I will have sleepless nights due to excitement... The travels that we are going to make will surely be a pleasant experience...

Friday, August 6, 2010


I'm in for a new challenge: Learn how to Drive!!!

I've enrolled at Odyssey Driving School. A 10 hour basic course on driving. It was supposed to be a two-hour per day class but I compressed it to 3-days only. I had two 4 hour straight session and a 2 hour session on the third day.

During my first day: Its not my first time to take the wheel as I've had driving time with the office car at the terminal whenever possible but still I was nervous. After orientation on the tips and techniques, I was on the go. The route started at the diversion road there at Taguanao. We then proceeded to Macapagal Avenue for my U turn lesson. Then to P.N. Roa where we exited at Greenhills, Bulua Highway. Caught in Traffic near makro where my Engine stopped. Argh! (Some drivers really need to be patient specially when they see CAUTION: STUDENT DRIVER hanging at the back bumper). We went to Velez St. then to divisoria, then Tiano then back at the their office. So much for my first day. Never thought it would be tiring but I asked for it...

The second 4-hour straight session: I started to handle the wheel from their office, proceeded again to Taguanao, then to Lumbia, then to a place nearin Dansolihan (daw). I had my 3 point turn there then we went back to Macapagal Avenue then P.N Roa and exited at Kinasanghan, Iponan then proceeded to Opol... So much for highway driving. It rained. Good thing windshield wipers are not that distracting than I assumed. We went back to the city proper.

The remaining 2 hour session: My lesson started at Divisioria. Parking lessons! Whew! Then off to Cogon Market (heavy traffic!) then to Limketkai (hello humps!) the some more parking (vertical, diagonal, parallel!) then back to their office :)

I like how Odyssey incorporated the advocacy for safe and defensive driving. Even though I find lectures to be boring, I decided to enroll with them because of their lectures and seminar. I wrote this entry not to advertise or promote odyssey but since they have been my partner in learning how to drive, I recommend them. So if you want to know more, check it out here.

Now, on to the next step: Upgrade the Student Permit. Get Non-professional License! Ciao!