Monday, July 23, 2007

My First Ticket???

Yesterday, we went to Caloocan to visit my in-laws and Jett had his haircut with his Tito Ompong. There was also an appointment later that afternoon with Picture Company in Podium for Jedd's 2nd month studio portrait. Everything seems to be fine ... I thought.

On our way to Podium from Caloocan, along Aurora Boulevard, right in front of Central Colleges of the Philippines or CCP, there is this traffic light. It was red, but since yesterday was a Sunday, and no school, I thought it was okay to unstop. But 'twas a mistake. I found myself pulling-over, coz there was this policeman who stopped me right in the middle of the road, just few meters after the traffic light, for obviously, beating the red sign. Arrgghh! I didn't see the idiot! I should have stopped if I saw them. Actually, there was another L-300 van also halted. Gosh, it would be my first traffic violation ticket if ever. That is after more than two years of driving.

As I pulled-over, I put on a pretentious sweet smile (it sucks!), I was trying to use my charm so bribing would be my last resort (I sooo hate bribery!). "Boss, akala ko kasi hindi gumagana ung traffic light dahil walang school ngayon.", "Eh Mam, sana po pinatay na lang po kung hindi gumagana, patingin po ng lisensya nyo." Ewww ... I think I didn't wear my charmbracelet today, hahaha! I gave him my license, he acted like perusing it, but I know he was just waiting for me to offer something. He unpocket his ticket, "Mam, kunin nyo na lang po itong ticket nyo sa QC city hall, di ko na lang kayo i-be-beat ng red light, disobedience na lang ho." What the hell is the difference, duhh??!!

In short, I was forced to offer a bribe. "Sige na mama, bibigyan ko na lang kayo pang kape, Marilao pa kasi kami umuuwi, me newborn pa akong kasama." He showed a theatrical disgust, "Eh Mam, baka sabihin nyo naman ano ako ...". "Sige na ho, me appointment pa kami pupuntahan."

To make the long story short, I shelled-out P200 buyoff. When I texted Honey later that day about what happened, he told me I should have given only P50. Errr... I didnt know it should be that cheap. But anyway, I did broke-off a traffic rule, so I pretty much deserve the cost.

I then promised myself, to only go on legitimate u-turns, left turns, right turns, (well, I sometimes miss) and never beat a red light again. Amen!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

New Hairstyle

Due to inadequate rest and sleep, my migraine eat me up the whole day of Wednesday last week. So the next day, when I felt that again, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, I decided, by hook or by crook, rain or shine, I gonna need a "breather" slash "time-off", slash "break" that day.

In other words, I went to every woman's fave hang-out, the SALON. It wasn't possible to leave my kids in the house, Jett will go wild without me, and I breastfeed Jedd, so I tagged them along with a nanny and my niece.

I have not dyed my hair for ages, since I was pregnant. And now, that my belly is already child-free, I had my hair color treated, with matching streaks, hahaha! Oh, by the way, I had my hair done in David's Salon in SM.

Girls, everytime you wanna have streaks or color in your hair, always go to the experts. They are worth the price coz they certainly know how to take care of your hair. And my thankies also to the staff for allowing me to occupy a room where I can breastfeed my little one.

Whew! It feels soooo good to find my way back to my own-self again amidst all the work load of being a 2nd time new Mom. So I vow to do this regularly hehehe! By the way I pretty much deserve this, right Hooney? Next stop, facial and spa (wink!)

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

First Day in School Uniform

Last Monday was Kuya Jett's first day in school uniform. We bought his black shoes and sneakers, both labelled CHICCO, in SM last weekend. I was kinda excited to see him wearing a proper school attire, which signifies that he is now officially and technically a "student".

And I was never wronged, he looks adorable in his uniform.

I love you sweety!!!

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