Archive for November, 2008

Went Topless

Posted in Babies with tags on November 28, 2008 by engrlouraine

Tsarannnnnnnnnnn!! Presenting the mother and child bonding. This is just how we spend our time together- Cuddling each other and it really feels good and great that you get to hold your child every now and then. I feel so blessed to have a kiddo like my zaina.

Now, she knows how to hold the remote control and seek channel she wanted to watch on the television. When bathing, she want to do it herself, even putting powder on her face and chest. She can do the hep hep hurray of wowowee (abs-cbn channel2). She can dance the piso a day (rexona dance). Humming songs only she understands. When brushing her teeth, instead of the toothbrush moving, she shakes her head  and the toothbrush steady. She wanted to eat alone and spill everything in the table then scattering them until everything is in the floor, then try to pick them again and put them on her plate, nyahhh, have to really look after her when she does that.

Still waiting to see her next moves. God bless her with good health always.

Bisaya – English Translation

hangop – cuddle

bati   –  feel

inusara – alone

gunit – hold

tan-aw  – watch


Just Dance

Posted in Friendship on November 24, 2008 by engrlouraine

Things that I’m learning with the passed days? I love my friends and just understand them as much as they do with me, but with instances that you feel broken and hurt with how they have stated things their way and felt that they were sorry and I was sorry too for whatever things that I did mistakenly. The thing is, both were hurt and things won’t be forgotten as is. Its hard to mend things that have offended you straight to your heart and it hurts.

People not so close to me say useless words against me, they don’t hurt me, for I know myself better than they do, but friends who you generously pour on your emotion that you just thought understood you for who you are kills you to your being. I only have few to call friends, and that its not fun to lose anyone because they are my treasure. Patching things up won’t be easy, I know, but without words and just gestures may a lot be more soothing.

My personality is that of a child carefree and vulnerable. I go hurt, write it, and cry on it on my silence with prayer, that’s my way of healing things. I am sorry for feeling this way, its just me.

I love you and will always will.

“Sometimes we need to learn how to dance, but I don’t know how too. Will pave my way on learning it”

Bisaya – English Translation

gugma – love

guba -broken

pasaylo – forgive

sayon – easy

pagkasabot – understand

Two Years as Engineers

Posted in Engineering with tags , , , on November 23, 2008 by engrlouraine


(Photo was taken two years ago during our oath taking at Grand Men Seng Hotel, Davao City. The person next to me is my KING, zaina’s father who is working overseas as pinoy Expat in Abu Dhabi)

I was not minding on it when a friend who happens to pass same board exam dated (Nov 18-19, 2006) buzz me at my yahoo messenger to congratulate ourselves *blushes*

Reminiscing the sleepless nights to memorize the formula and practice solving. Making little notes and sticking them on the walls where cartolina papers, manila paper full of formula to be memorized were posted like wallpapers.

Those times when me and my friends at the review center actually doing henna tattoo with our ballpens ink and doing nonsense at the back part of the room instead of listening to our mentor. We were a mess! Even our mentors, make statements like “first timers really don’t pay much attention and when they fail and enroll the second time that’s when they pay attention”. he he he. The reason why we were so noisy is that we have answered the pamphlets/booklets they have given to us ahead of time and that we only listen to things that we have not understood well. Me and my friends live in one place during the 6-months review phase so we do crazy things together.

When we got the result via internet 11pm three days after the last day of the exam, only one friend did not passed, he was always going home, Bukidnon and didn’t had enough time to review more. Me and King passed the exam in one  take and so with james lee, so blessed for our efforts paid off. Thank God!


Now the question is: HOW AM I DOING AS AN ENGINEER? A very though question that I have been asking myself lately, I have been in DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) as programmer/estimator, In MinSSAD Consultants office as Site Coordinator but working like a Technical Assistant in the office because most of the time, I am at the office doing the Project Profile. And now I am absorbed in CPMO Office of MinSSAD (Mindanao Sustainable Settlement Area Development) Project as Quantity Surveyor. Sounds tough but not really sure as per career, if I have gone that far. Still making my way, and exploring the life of a Civil Engineer.  Hoping to see its depthness and usefulness in this world.

Bisaya – English Translation

samok – noisy

amigo/amiga – friend

balay – house

paningkamot – effort

walay pulos – nonsense

Sigawan Sa Palengke (Yelling at the Wet Market)

Posted in Food, Story with tags , , on November 22, 2008 by engrlouraine

Doing my weekly  Shopping, when suddenly the woman next to me was at her breathe, screaming on a vendor and the vendor on the otherhand was screaming back. I really didn’t get their issue though, all I heard was, ayaw panakit! (don’t hurt!) hhehehe hope my translation is right, I mean the woman says, “Don’t hurt people”.

I do not have that chismosa (gossiper) nature and so I head on and bought pork meat and just saw the woman leave and the vendor was still on a loud voice like “I can go back to jail just to get back on you” Nyah! Scaryyyyy.. maybe he was just kidding and then I continued my shopping.

Bought some squid, sea weeds (latu) like the green thing. Then some veggies and hurried home and cooked some adobong pusit with oyster sauce. Yummy!

That’s it for the day! And good news, I’ve decided to put on some Bisaya – English  Translation relevant to my post.


palingke – marketplace
isda – fish
lung ag – cook
palit – buy
kaon – eat
pusit – squid

Blog Award

Posted in Blog on November 21, 2008 by engrlouraine

Got the award from ylan. Thank you.

Premio Dardos means “prize darts” in Italian. This award is given to bloggers, in recognition of their cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writings.

The rules of this award are:

1. Accept the award and post it on your blog along with a link to the person who has awarded you.

2. Pass the award on to at least 5 other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award. I want to give this award to:


Water Birth and Natural Birth

Posted in Babies with tags , on November 20, 2008 by engrlouraine

Was at youtube, busy watching on videos of moms giving birth. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a mom too and it still surprises me how babies coming out from us after nine happy months.

I had Natural Birth in a Maternity Clinic with midwives helping me out. It was an hour of pushing and breathing. Until now, I still can’t believe that I have actually gone through the process of it, but indeed was a really happy experience to completely say I am now a Woman.

Water Birth, if you ever have seen the movie Apocalypto where the woman gave birth on a well, it was very interesting. That was the first time I saw that water birth exists. In modern times, some hospitals and maternity clinic offers water birth using tubs. Hmm if you ever plan of doing so, you are really one courageous woman. Good luck and cheers!

Happy being a woman! 🙂



That’s me with Zaina during her first week! And now she’s One year old and three months going four months on December 5.


Traffic Mania at AlphaInventions

Posted in Blog with tags on November 19, 2008 by engrlouraine

Was upset today but when I saw my traffic just boosting up and got curious of what was going on? hehehehe I went back to my dashboard to see my referrers then saw Alpha Inventions

Then  clicking it for  me to see who this was and saw a social networking for bloggers and indeed a wonderful site to boost your traffic! Hmm ahemm ahemm just give it a try and Big thanks to a regular guy working on an apartment and an old car with a big imagination.

At first I was a bit puzzled of how it works. Go check it out. It does real work!! hmm hmm  hmm 😀 Enjoy!

Totally new me. Embellished with laughter, tears and judgement. Wahahahah!