30 January 2011


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

28 January 2011

TGIF #24: something beautiful

1) today was such a lovely day. my daughter had a casting call for Benetton (company for clothes). Of course, who would not know the brand UCB (united colors of benetton) it's an italian line of clothing for babies, kids and adults, and famous all over the world.

2) the casting is held at Spazio Cantoni (Via Cantoni 7) in Milan, just about an hour travel from our house. we were already there around 1:30pm. the casting will be from 2pm to 5:30pm, but as i expected, lots of kids and their respective moms/dads/grandma's were already there, waiting.

3) kids' height were measured as well as the shoe sizes. the names and other details were written in a paper and would serve as their file name. the surname Maaliw became Maalin. italians always mistaken the "W" to "N". never mind, as long as the ZENDRA name is correct. anyway, it's just for the recognition.

4) i would say my daughter Zendra had been a very good girl today. she continuously smile at the camera and the fotographer said "so pretty!" it was a successful pictorial because for the first time, Zendra didn't cry.

5) Now, we will have to wait for the agency to call me, IF my Zendra is considered for the print ads/catalogue for Benetton. i just have to cross my fingers!

It was such a beautiful Day!

26 January 2011


"life is like a mirror..and what you see out there, you must first see the inside of you."

self-shot of me. my cousin Philip edited it.
love it!

24 January 2011


time flies so fast!
he's turning 16 on January 25.
whew! i am really getting old...

LUVYAHLOTS, always...

19 January 2011

little girls

biscuits on floors
toys all over the house
running and squeaking
2 little girls laughing
dancing waka-waka by shakira
big smiles

...having a 2 year old daughter and babysitting for another one is such fun!

babysitter: wanted

dressed like fairies!

dressed like twins!

i was asked by my friend to babysit for a day for her lovely daughter Maxim.
These are some of the many things we did today!
See? Am i a great babysitter or not? =)

17 January 2011

monday thoughts

it's monday again. i was already up around 6:30 am and headed to the bathroom. took a warm shower and get dressed. when i got back, my little Zendra is already awaken, crying...i held her in my arms and she was so warm...a slight fever i can tell. she was well last sunday, no colds nor cough. i guess there's a flu virus roaming around the city now.

i went out to bring my son, Jaki in school around 8:20am. Zendra slept again and asked my brother-in-law to watch out for her for a while. from school, i headed to the post office to pay some bills. i also sent an envelope to an italian friend, a journal and some flyers with her daughter on the advertisement. she's not from milan, so i would love to make her happy, sending those souvenirs. she's a proud mom, just like me. then i bought 2 bottles of milk, 1 box of spahetti (for Jaki's art class), and a little doll for Zendra. might as well make her happy 'coz she's not so well.

back home, she was already awaken and i handed her the little doll. she said "woow". and so she played while eating some biscuits. my friend called me up, she said her baby vomited. she always call me when her kids are sick. asking me some advices and experiences. am i good at it? =) Zendra's not the only one not feeling well today, i thought. Zendra drink her milk and ate some biscuits...but, later on she also vomited. sigh...this is one of the days that moms get to worry more. should i go to work today? should i call my husband?
well, i don't panic in situations like this. after i cleaned her up, got my self cleaned (she vomited at me too), i held her in my arms, while checking out some emails and stuffs at the net. what a multitask! i'm also helping my friend filling-up forms on-line.

while cooking soup, i turn-on the washing machine to wash the clothes that had been vomited. you know how they smell. =(

zendra's crying again---

operation: "call-mom!"
i need to finish some stuffs! i'm glad mom's 1 building away!

hope my baby will be ok tonight.

16 January 2011


everybody in facebook (besides my friends) are getting addicted to Cityville Game application. i got more than 100 cityville requests as of now. I was once addicted to farmtown, farmville, cafe world, city life, fish world, etc etc. i guess i had enough of these games. it's killing my time. it's shutting down my laptop too. =)

15 January 2011

zodiac shift

Everybody's talking about the 13th zodiac sign.
Everybody's upset of their "changed" sign.

So, from Taurus, i'm an Aries Now?

Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
Aries: April 18 - May 13
Taurus: May 13 - June 21
Gemini: June 21 - July 20
Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29

Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17 -----------> new zodiac sign

Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20

13 January 2011

BimbiBelli Magazine: January 2011

It's published today! lots of surprises and new stuffs!

12 January 2011

facebook shutting down?

Last week, there has been a lot of people worrying: "is it true facebook is shutting down?" this is due to this news:

PALO ALTO, CA –Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be shut down in March. Managing the site has become too stressful.

“Facebook has gotten out of control,” said Zuckerberg in a press conference outside his Palo Alto office, “and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.”

Zuckerberg went on to explain that starting March 15th, users will no longer be able to access their Facebook accounts.

“After March 15th the whole website shuts down,” said Avrat Humarthi, Vice President of Technical Affairs at Facebook. “So if you ever want to see your pictures again, I recommend you take them off the internet. You won’t be able to get them back once Facebook goes out of business.”



Facebook shutting down?--->Not true!
The Link above explained it all!

10 January 2011


a lot of people say my daughter looks like me when i was her age.
i would say, he looks like her dad.....just like drops of water in the ocean.
the eyes won't lie.

Dear Len: Thanks for the 4!

Dear LEN,

It has been almost four years when i saw your page at Y360 with a mint green background. You are sitting on the rock and has that captivating smile. I read your blogs and gheeez…they are so inspiring. Without second thoughts i invited you to connect to me, and you immediately accepted me. YOU, became my friend.

I could still recall your very first quick comments on my page (dated January 18, 2007, 9:31pm, thursday)

You said: "What is the fastest thing on earth? Bullet? Naah..Sound? Not quite. Light! Almost. Answer: Prayer! Becoz it reaches Heaven even before You can say it. Have a Nice Day!"

…and from then on, we started throwing QC (quick comments). one time i blogged about pizza, and you joked, "how about an apple pie?" And so, i dedicated an apple pie blog for you. And i’m overwhelmed by your other comment:

(dated Februrary 16, 2007, 9:41am, friday)

You said: "Good news dear. I already perfected the apple pie. LOL. Thanks God it tastes good now. hahaha!"

And that was it…our friendship just blooms each day we peek at 360. We started laughing at Ym’s, and later on, calling/texting each other on celfone. GREAT! I just can’t simply describe how grateful am i for having you as a friend. You're the one who inspired me to do a major decision that i have been longing to fulfill. One of your blogs just deeply touched me, and changed my life. (Alam mo na ‘yun dear…LOL).

From Y360-to Mash-To Multiply-To MyLot-To Blogger-To Facebook...you are never far!

I know we’ve said & written a lot of words, about friendship, about being grateful…and i can still jot down million words here. So far, these WORDS are the only possible and wonderful things between us, ’cause we haven’t still saw each other personally. We’ll just continue to say, write, listen, blog, laugh, give, learn, love….etc.etc. about YOU and ME. I know one day, i can hold your hand and hug YOU dear. (like you and Dawn, and May and Long had.)

Continue spreading your sweetness, caring, love, laughters and understanding….

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i always treasure everything...

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the book that you gave me becomes my guide from time to time

"They say that into each life
some rain must fall.
and we all know it’s true.
But, there is reassurance to
be found in the rainbows that follow
and in the wonder of people like YOU."
(Colin McCarty)

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08 January 2011

model for a day

my daughter won in a photo contest entitled "it's christmas time". the reward is a free photo shoot, and here is one of the outcomes of it. sorry for the watermark. the rights are of 2clickphotographers.

see their page at facebook!


06 January 2011

it's about time

i've been living in Italy for almost 16 years. I have been blogging for four years or so. i guess it's about time i write an italian blog. great challenge. i guess i ought to learn so much...

04 January 2011


Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.

03 January 2011

should i?

there's another facebook photo contest here in italy. honestly i had second thoughts about it.
lots of questions went thru my mind.

would my friends vote again?
would they not get fed up with my voting requests?
would zendra win?

tic toc...tic..toc...the clock is ticking. i need to decide now...tic...toc.....

not for now! :)