Saturday, January 31, 2009

A New Photo



My First Attempt With Mobile Blogging.

I Love You

I hugged Joshwa and gave him a big kiss and
told him. I Love You Joshwa then he looked
at me with his big brown eyes and said
I love you right back at me and went back
to the bedroom to watch TV. I'm still in shock.

I love you forever! I like you for always
As long as i'm living my baby you'll be.



Friday, January 30, 2009

Book Geek??

I joined the Fully Booked Geek Club Trivia contest.
I didn't expect that I'd get everything right. Now
they want me to go Fully Booked sometime in FEB
for a Geek Club contest.
The winner will win a 5k gift cert and will have
the title for Book Geek of the Month. The problem
is i'm not sure I want to join.I joined because I thought
it's all going to be online. I have this thing about crowd
and tests. What a combination!!! My friend once said
that if you join a contest you have to be in it to win it.
Yikes!!!!What if I can't get anything right? What if I show with
a bag covering my face. Sort of looking like this:
Photo Credits From: www.singsnap.com

Now that's a nice thought.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Sister

My sister in town. She'll be here for a month.
While I'm really not close to her for reasons
I don't want to elaborate on. I want us to be
a bit closer. I don't know how. I don't know
where to start. All I know is that we both
like Twilight. I sent her 2 of my best
shirts. I hope she'll like them rebuilding
takes time. I also don't want to force anything.
It will make it seem like its not genuine. 
Slowly but surely with baby steps I'm sure
we'll get there eventually

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Definitely in Therapy

Joshwa will definitely do the therapy.
Doesn't matter if kulang ang provision
God will provide. Nakawala si Joshwa this is more
serious nakalabas na sya nang building namin.
Whatever misgivings I had about the therapy
and whether or not we can afford it. Went out the door.
Joshwa's safety is very important but his yaya
cannot be there for him 24/7. He needs to be trained
that just because the door is open or the key is there
means that he will go out.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Therapy Mode

Joshwa will be going back to therapy mode this week.
Yey! He will be doing aqua therapy.According to

http://www.recreationtherapy.com/articles/autismandquatictherapy.htm

Among the range of interventions that a recreational therapist might choose, one unique and very successful alternative for individuals with autism is aquatic therapy. Water activities provide autistic children with proprioceptive and tactile input. Children with Autism have significant sensory difficulties, and are very distractible. These children over or under react to stimuli in their environment and have very strong reactions to certain textures. The warm water provides a safe and supported environment, which not only supports the children, but also provides them with hydrostatic pressure that surrounds their body in the water. This pressure actually soothes and calms the children, providing the necessary sensory input they crave.

Children with Autism present significant safety risks when in the pool. Their lack of response to verbal commands, and their distractible nature can present great challenges for even the most careful therapists. It is essential to maintain intense supervision of these clients at all times, particularly in an aquatic environment. Another factor to consider when providing aquatic therapy is the high rate of seizure disorder that is common in children with Autism.


Very soon he will also ABA. I really want him to go to A Child Can.
I really, really hope we can afford it. 15K a month is no joke.
Yan pa yung minimum na 3x a week na therapy nila.
They're the best talaga and i'm sure i'll get what we pay for.
Another problem is saan kukuha ng pambayad.

On another note..nakakalungkot pa.. talagang hostage kaming mga
magulang. Mag tataas sila ng rate kung di na sila ma afford they'll
say BYE BYE just like that.That is a very sad reality. The moment
that you remove the concern and the care. They stop caring
and then one day you wake up and you find out that
They dropped you like a very,very hot potato.

Sorry to be ranting as a parent . Parang feeling
ko sumisikip na ang mundo ng anak ko. I'm now
starting to get stares from people. Minsan napapaaway
na ako kasi how about a little compassion. Minsan
from Joshwa's own relatives nakakarinig ako ng
masakit na comments.

Like I know of someone in Philbert's family
whose son has symptoms of Autism. They
say GDD( Global Developmental Delay)
okay fine but still disability pa rin. He is so hyper
and some people are encouraging the parents to
do something because he's still non verbal.

May nag react from his family delayed lang anak
nila mas malalala pa daw si Joshwa sa bata na yun.
I was really so affected. Sobra ako naawa sa kanila
kasi ignorante sila and sobra din ako na hurt for my son.
I did not comfront them because I didn't want to
stoop down to their level. Denial is a very lonely place
to live in

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Andrea

Today is Andie's 9th Birthday.
We should have been eating cake and celebrating.
I miss her so much! The ache doesn't seem to go away.
I received a message from her biological mom and She wants
to talk to me. Sumasakit ang ulo nya kay Andrea was
her message. Naawa ako kay Andrea. It's hard to
grow up without a mom. Di puedeng basta kung sino
lang mag aalaga. I miss you Andie! Just because
we're not together doesn't mean that you're not
my daughter anymore.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Anecdote About Joshwa

Joshwa is still non-verbal BUT lately he has start to be using
his words to express how he feels.

This is the scenario:

Daddy is giving Joshwa a haircut.
Joshwa starts  complaining and says ANO BA! ANO BA!
Daddy still cuts Joshwa's hair. Joshwa starts
singing this song. He finished the whole song.
Was so surprised because I don't even know
where he learned this song.


Kapalaran

Performer: Rico J. Puno


Bakit ba ganyan
ang buhay ng tao
mayro'ng mayaman
may api sa mundo
kapalaran kung hanapin
'di matagpuan
at kung minsa'y lumalapit
nang 'di mo alam

o bakit kaya
may ligaya't lumbay
sa pag-ibig
may bigo't tagumpay
'di malaman 'di maisip
kung anong kapalaran
sa akin ay naghihintay

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

TGIFridays Event Part 1

We were invited to attend the Presidential Inauguration Party of Barrack Obama.
We all had a great time here are some photos of the said event.

TGI Fridays has a special offer like the Free Stars and Stripes apetizer with a minimum of Php1,000, and get a free drink when you order 2 cocktail drinks.

"We look for any excuse to have a great time, and the inauguration of a new US President was the perfect way to get a party going on a Tuesday. We're also extending great beverage offer through Feb 10 like we say "in here it's always a Friday"!- Robert Santos, Bistro Americano VP for operation

*invite credits: TGIFriday's Boni High, Yehey.com and Bloggers Network











TGIFridays Event Part 2

TGI Fridays has a special offer like the Free Stars and Stripes apetizer with a minimum of Php1,000, and get a free drink when you order 2 cocktail drinks.

"We look for any excuse to have a great time, and the inauguration of a new US President was the perfect way to get a party going on a Tuesday. We're also extending great beverage offer through Feb 10 like we say "in here it's always a Friday"!- Robert Santos, Bistro Americano VP for operation

*invite credits: TGIFriday's Boni High, Yehey.com and Bloggers Network












Friday, January 09, 2009

Baler

Yes third time is definitely a charm. After watching 2 MMFF movies
I decided that Baler would make or break my patronage
of Philippine movies.

I won't go into the technical details since I don't really
write movie reviews too lazy to go into Who,what,when,where,why's
of the movie. I love the movie! If it's one movie
that is worth anyone's time and money this is really the
movie to watch. Initially, I was in shocked that they
would cast someone like Anne because she looks mestiza
and Jericho doesn't look like he is Mestizo. But It really
worked. I loved Philip Salvador's acting full of anger and
pain and struggling with his past. Rio Locsin is also great
in her role as a mom struggling to balance her husband
and with understanding and supporting her kids.

I really love this movie. The ending I didn't like but it was
a good twist. I was really about to lose it and sniffing
and trying to hold it together during the whole time because
sort of felt her pain the anguish of not being able to see your
loved one. So near and yet so far.

Then there was this scene where Anne said Mahirap,Mahirap na Mahirap
then Jericho says Kayanin mo para kayanin mo. That scene did it for
me right there. I was holding back the sobs..then by the time
the ending was there I was this crazy crying woman. That rarely
even happens for me to be moved by a movie.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Tanging Ina (Another Movie Review)

I rate this movie a 6/10. Puede na rin. Kung gusto mo lang
matawa then I guess it's okay. Pero there are some things
that I didn't like because there are parts of the movie
that would not and will never make sense. Another thing
i don't like is the forced love theme and the forced
dramatic scenes. Puede nang wala na yun and another
annoying part is the ad placement. Halatang halata eh.
But over all it imparts a lesson or two.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Iskul Bukol

Had a chance to watch it.. I liked 20% of it the rest was terrible.
If you want to see what happened to Philippine Movies that movie
could explain what's wrong. First was really Bad Acting second
was slapstick comedy third was terrible imitation of Hollywood
movies and last but not the least Unrealistic and Impossible
Story lines. Was really very disappointed because I was looking forward
to watching that movie and it was a waste of money and a total
waste of 2 hours of my life. My sister wise as she is told me
what did I expect? great acting from whom? Tito Vic and Joey. Indeed
a word from the wise. Enough said

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Joshwa's Antics

This really made my day..

Joshwa typing on the computer: I want Royal Tru Orange Please DADDY
Irish Adee's yaya tells him: Joshwa tulog ang Daddy mo palitan mo yung
name dyan ilagay mo name ko
Joshwa starts to type I want Royal Tru Orange Please and makes a very
long pause looking at Irish, looking at the notepad and then he
erases what he typed and types a new sentence and says
I Don't know what your name is. So Irish now types My name is Ate Irish.
Joshwa types it again : I want Royal Tru Orange Please Ate Irish.

Joshwa is indeed full of suprises