Monday, September 29, 2008

The Moment of Truth

Ever since I got pregnant I've stayed home quite a lot because of a cold or was required to take bed rest.

So here I am again. At home. Stuck with the t.v. and books to keep me company. Guess what I'm watching... The Moment of Truth.

The concept of the show is to say the truth. The contestant is given 21 personal questions, increasing in difficulty, while your family and friends are there. Sometimes to even asked the questions themselves. Question vary like "Have you ever cheated on your husband?", Where you still in love with your ex on your wedding day?", "Have you ever had sex to further your career?"

The pot money is $500,000.00. Prior the show the contestants goes thru a polygraph test, the results of which they don't know.

So, you think it's worth the money?! Can you handle the truth?! I think it's crazy!!! It's addicting though.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Today I turn... gulp... thirty. It was pretty uneventful. Hubby has been asking what I wanted for my birthday. He gave me his budget and I felt guilty. I was thinking I should be saving this for our little king. I told him I'll think about it.

It's a bit disconcerting turning thirty, but I don't look my age anyway so maybe it's not that bad... hahaha!

By the way, the headline on my birthday is...


Thursday, September 25, 2008


Was it rain or was it tears that caused the floods around the Taft area tonight?! Tears from the Lasalle community as they lost Game 2 of the Season 71 Finals.

Ateneo sweeps the finals. Ateneo also sweeps all of its games against DLSU.

There were tight calls by the refs on both side. They were quick to call simple hand checks. The technical foul called on Rico Maierhoffer during the 3rd quarter was a bit questionable. Refs thought they saw him give a dirty finger on someone. It was his second, hence, he got thrown out of the game. Replay was unclear but he said he was signaling to a teammate to stay beneath the basket to get ready for a pass. During the 4th quarter, JV Casio got his fifth foul and was also sent back to the bench. But of course, DLSU has bragged about their "deep bench" so the two star players sitting out shouldn't be a problem.

But I think the problem was lack of team work. DLSU players were going for individual plays while Ateneo learned early on to sacrifice individual points if it means getting the play done.

During the awarding ceremony the DLSU team opted not to claim their medals. Was that boycott on their part?! I'm expecting them to file a complaint. They always do anyway...

What a way to end the series!!!

I'm sooooo happy! Now, I can gloat. Big time. I have bragging rights til the next season begins.

My hubby said I can go to the big campus celebration... last time we were champions there was a bonfire party. Although on my sixth month, I think I can handle the excitement. I did get to watch all the games... even just on t.v. I think my baby loves to watch too. He kicks more whenever we watch ADMU games.

In the meantime, we wait for the Eaglets to do what their Kuyas did today.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

2002 vs 2008

It all started the same...

Will it also end the same?!

ADMU vs DLSU: Game 2 September 25, 2008 (Thursday)

(Thank you to Sir Vic Icasas for the photos and to M.Sales for emailing me the photos.

Monday, September 22, 2008


I will not gloat. I'm just happy, ecstatic and supremely thankful we won the first game...

Not yet the time to celebrate though. But at least we're getting there. Hopefully, this time we will prevail!!!

Game 1: ADMU (69) - DLSU (61)

I'm still thinking of a way to get off work to watch the game on t.v.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Our Great Little King

Magnus - latin for "great"

Rex - latin for "king"

Magnus Rex C. Navarro will do great things ...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Could it be a birthday gift?!!!

I get this text from my mom at 9:56am today:

"What color do you want for goyard bag?"

Woah?! Mom, where are you?! I called my cousin in the US to greet her happy birthday and she said my mom was in Italy...

Duh?! We live in one house and I don't know where my mom is?!

Mommy?! Are you in Italy? Paris perhaps?!

Is this my birthday gift?! I promise I'll try to look surprised...

Oh, by the way, I replied:

"Black or blue =)"

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Doughnut mess with the BIG FOUR!!!

Even Krispy Kreme joins the bandwagon. They came out with the Final Four Doughnuts in honor of the four awesome universities in the final four this season.

I've actually tasted them already (thanks to another Atenean officemate)... well, just the one covered with blue and white sprinkles of course. It's just their chocolate covered doughnuts with candy sprinkles. Nothing fab but the school loyalty really got me.

I know for a fact that the owners of Krispy Kreme here in the Philippines are Lasallians. If Ateneo and Lasalle do end up in the finals, do you think they'll give away doughnuts during the game?! They'll probably make more of those green and white doughnuts...

Yes, I shop for books too...

Aside from shopping, I love to read. My husband complains I read to fast. And I complain, he reads too slow. Go figure. The other day his office gave away tickets for the book fair in SMX. It started last Sept. 12 and will run til the 14th. Despite the traffic and rain yesterday, we decided to go because I know I can't make him go any other day. Saturday is his basketball day and Ateneo has a game on Sunday.

We only had an hour to go around. Too bad for me I was still not allowed to walk around too much and ended up just in the National Bookstore booth the whole time. I even claimed a chair by the cashier and sat while my hubby went around. Despite my confinement in only one booth, I still managed to buy four books... and most of them discounted... not bad!!! Hubby found some reference books super discounted too. As you can see with our loot, we had fun! And you can figure out which ones are mine.

I decided to veer away from my usual romance novels. Those I can buy in Booksale. The Stephenie Meyer book I'm sharing with my brother. The Last Templar I already shared with my dad. I'm currently reading Wicked.

I wish there's another long weekend coming up soon...

Today I went to the Rockwell Urban Bazaar too... but that's another post altogether.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sony this? Or Sony that?

I love SMART coz they know how to take care of their customers. They give away cool phones for their loyal subscribers than their other competitor. I've been up for a new phone for the past two months but whenever I find a phone I like already, they tease me and tell me new ones are coming! Then I wait. Now, I can't decide...

I think Nokia is overrated and iPhones are too dangerous for me. I text and drive too. One hand on the phone is enough for me.

I'm a Sony Ericsson gal. Both of my phones are... I hate bringing extra chargers so I just bring one coz I can use it for both my phones... When I got the list of phones from SMART, they told me the Sony Ericsson G700 is their newest addition in their free phone list for my plan. It's touch screen. Quite snazzy huh?!

But then I'm thinking of downgrading down a plan. If I do that I can't get the G700 anymore. Have to add about P4k. I don't want that. The next best unit is the Sony Ericsson K770i. It's not touch screen though.

Which one should I get?! Hmmm... I was hoping I'd save money and downgrade. Or I could downgrade and pay to get the new phone... I need divine intervention to decide! Fashion over comfort???

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I swear by Palmer's!!!

Oooohhh, lately my tummy has been itching really bad. You know the old ladies' tale that the baby's hair is growing, hence, the itchy belly?! It's really not true. It's the skin stretching. Sometimes it gets too dry... mommies have suggested petroleum jelly or lotion but a lot of my friends recommend Palmer's. I got my first tubes from Rustan's Essences but my mommy bought more from the US. She got me the Organics line of their maternity care. Lovin' it coz the cocoa butter smells so yummy.

I love my baby but mommy needs to look good too. This one helps prevent stretch marks. Although they say it's hereditary but I'm taking my chances. So far at more than five months, no traces yet... wew!
This one I use when it's extra itchy. It can be used right after shower on damp skin or rub it on dry skin. A friend from Singapore gave me a bottle. Thank God coz I'm done with my first bottle already!

For mommy's already breastfeeding, my mommy friends say this helps too. The nipples get cracked and dry after awhile. I know, not a pretty sight, but that's motherhood for you.

I have to stop myself from scratching! Argh! Think bikinis! Think bikinis!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Eagles meet Archers at Trinoma

Apparently the powers of Ateneans and Lasallians can really move mountains! No two schools can have this much impact!

Today is THE day for the Eagles and Archers as they go against each other for the 2nd time this season. Ateneans took the first game and has propelled itself to the top clinching a twice-to-beat advantage. Today's game, I bet Lasallians will give everything they've got to win this game. A lose will mean a playoff against FEU for the 2nd spot.

Well, if you're like us who couldn't get tickets for the game, head on to Trinoma Cinema to watch the game. There will also be face painting of school colors, a photobooth and wishing wall set up. And if you present this coupon, you'll get freebies and avail discounts from some of the establishments there. Click here for the details.

Other than Trinoma, the game will also be televised in Moro in Ateneo. There's booths set up too. They are also giving away autographed shirts.

My husband and I, with my bestfriend and her daughter, will just be at home since my condition prevents me from watching anywhere else. I will be preparing tacos.

One Big Fight!!!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Author's Revenge?!

If you think Breaking Dawn is the last of the Twilight Saga, then let me inform you that's it's not. Sort of. Midnight Sun, the fifth book of the series is not actually a sequel but the same story but from a different perspective. It's Edward's version of Twilight.

Bad news though, Stephenie Meyer's initial drafts of the the manuscript has leaked out in the internet and she's really upset about it she decided to put on hold writing the book...


August 28, 2008

As some of you may have heard, my partial draft of Midnight Sun was illegally posted on the Internet and has since been virally distributed without my knowledge or permission or the knowledge or permission of my publisher.

I have a good idea of how the leak happened as there were very few copies of Midnight Sun that left my possession and each was unique. Due to little changes I made to the manuscript at different times, I can tell when each left my possession and to whom it was given. The manuscript that was illegally distributed on the Internet was given to trusted individuals for a good purpose. I have no comment beyond that as I believe that there was no malicious intent with the initial distribution.

I did not want my readers to experience Midnight Sun before it was completed, edited and published. I think it is important for everybody to understand that what happened was a huge violation of my rights as an author, not to mention me as a human being. As the author of the Twilight Saga, I control the copyright and it is up to the owner of the copyright to decide when the books should be made public; this is the same for musicians and filmmakers. Just because someone buys a book or movie or song, or gets a download off the Internet, doesn't mean that they own the right to reproduce and distribute it. Unfortunately, with the Internet, it is easy for people to obtain and share items that do not legally belong to them. No matter how this is done, it is still dishonest. This has been a very upsetting experience for me, but I hope it will at least leave my fans with a better understanding of copyright and the importance of artistic control.

So where does this leave Midnight Sun? My first feeling was that there was no way to continue. Writing isn't like math; in math, two plus two always equals four no matter what your mood is like. With writing, the way you feel changes everything. If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn't dovetail too well with the original story. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely...



The rest, you can read here...

You evil people out there! Why did you have to do that?! Now we have to wait longer!


I was watching the last episode of The Apprentice and I couldn't keep my eyes off Ivanka Trump, second child of Donald Trump and Ivana Trump. Both Ivanka and her brother, Donald, Jr. work for their dad on the show and within the Trump organization.

She's currently the VP for Development and Acquisition. She graduated from Wharton School of Finance with a degree in Economics. She graduated magna cum laude!

Whenever I watch the show I could really see she had brains and not your typical COO (Child Of the Owner). Sigh! She's beautiful and smart... so fasyon pa!


Sniff... I'm craving chocolates so baaad!!!! Really bad!!! But I'm trying to limit my sugar intake. I don't want any more complications for me and my baby.

But I want something sweet! Huhuhu! I really could use a bar of Snickers right now... or maybe Twix. I love Twix! Love caramel.

No coke... no sweets... Being pregnant is really hard!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

When September ends...

September has barely begun and I'm thinking of the end already. I do! Coz then it would mean I'm closer to giving birth. I want it to be December already! I'm getting scared of giving birth prematurely!!!

September means Christmas too is around the corner. With my recent trip to the hospital I doubt anybody would let me go shopping now. Which means I'll probably be shopping online. Thank God for Multiply! Because I'm incapable of a full shopping spree, I'm announcing already that my priority are the kids...

Other friends... well, you're old enough. Christmas is for kids anyway! Haha!


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