This is Ryu, our youngest. Everyone calls him Bubu after Aoki gave him that nickname. We used to call him Bunso but since she could not pronounce it months ago, he became Bu or Bubu.
Don’t let this photo deceive you. Continue reading “Bubu”
Yey!!! I have always wanted to have our photos printed. We have a gazillion softcopies unsafely stored in devices I can’t remember. When I was younger, printing photos was a priority. I would save my allowance just to get hardcopies. In my mom’s house, I have 4 thick albums filled with memories from highschool to college. When taking photos got easier and cheaper (thanks, mobile photography!), I got lazy at printing. The storage system also evolved. From CDs to external drives to cheap USB sticks, OTG and now cloud. Continue reading “Printing Our Pictures At Home”
UP was in the UAAP Season 81 Final Four! Having studied in UPLB in highschool and UP Diliman in college, this was a huge deal for me. I watched the game against Adamson from our house in Laguna. I was screaming so loud that the kids woke up crying. My mom closed the windows because she was worried what the neighbors will think. She described me as mukhang baliw. For game 2, I was having dinner with people I work with. As soon as I arrived, I apologized and explained that watching the game was very important. I tried not to curse during turnovers and raise my fist and shout YES everytime UP scored but I failed many times. Haha. I am sure the diners from other tables stared at me but who cares? We were going to the Finals! Thank you UP Fighting Maroons for giving us that celebratory moment. Watching the compilation of the videos from different UP campuses when buzzer rang and it was official that we were in the Finals made me cry like a baby. Grabe this UAAP high lasted for weeks.
For several years, I used to get teary-eyed every time I heard the song All I Want for Christmas Is You. The lines (Santa won’t you bring me the one I really need? Won’t you please bring my baby to me?) reminded of how much I really wanted to have a daughter. I had been picking names since I was 12. Continue reading “Living the Dream”
Raise our net worth to PHP XXX. Eyes on the Prize. This is the main goal for this year. Here is what we have done so far to get closer to XXX
- Updated our statement of asset, liabilities and net (SALN)
- Created a projection of how incoming funds and expenses monthly
- Defined how much we need to set aside after every pay day
- Opened a new bank account so we can easily transfer our monthly savings.
I have also identified how much I want our net worth to be for the next 3 years. I am now on the lookout for investment opportunities. For the longest time, we were extremely loyal to mutual funds and UITF. It was very convenient but our money is not growing at the rate that I want. We now have 3 kids. By next year, all three will be going to school. Researching about tuition fees make me palpitate! Last year, we learned about agri-investing. It was risky. It was scary at first. We interviewed stakeholders and investors and read all materials I could get my hands into. A year later, things are looking bright and promising. Continue reading “2019 Goals”
Last December, I whispered a desperate prayer. I really wanted to watch Disney on Ice with Aoki. She loves the Disney princess. I just know that seeing them up close will make her day. Scratch that. Seeing Belle, Cinderella, Jasmin and Elsa will make her year. But but but, yes there is a but. Even if my kids’ happiness is priceless, Disney on Ice comes with a price tag. I am still kuripot to the core. PHP 1400-PHP2600 for a two hour show per person just isn’t practical. Continue reading “Disney on Ice 2018”