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Ever since becoming a mommy, I’ve noticed that I see the world differently.

It started when I tested “postive” on my pregnancy test.

Suddenly, all the news stories involving babies and children seemed to take a whole new meaning.. I feel a deeper sympathy with some mothers on the news because I couldn’t imagine dealing with the certain heartache they experience when it comes to their children. 

My day-to-day outlook on life took on a whole new meaning as well.

I think about MY safety just as much as I think of Little M’s safety because I couldn’t bear the thought of leaving Little M without a mother if something should happen..

Storylines on television shows make me tear up a little more when it involves family.  For instance, a child growing up and moving away from the family home.

I was crying the other night to Hubby saying, “Oh my gosh, Little M is going to grow up and do the exact same thing!”

Ok, granted, we have years and years before that happens, but I know each day that passes by is a day we get closer to her being a grown up.

So maybe I’m a bit dramatic, but I can’t help it..

How did your outlook on life change when you became a parent?

I’m first-generation Filipino-American.

I grew up pretty Filipino.. I still eat the food.. I cherish the culture.. and all it’s traditions.. I didn’t really know any other way to live.. considering my parents were native-Filipino.. we were exposed to many things Filipino.. I like it that way.

Anyway.. here’s a fun story..

Growing up.. we’d have the American flavors of ice cream.. and occasionally we’d have the Filipino flavors of ice cream..

I totally thought it was normal to have mais con queso ice cream.. translation.. corn with cheese.. specifically.. cheese ice cream with corn kernels..

I never saw anything wierd about that.. it was an ice cream flavor I was very familiar with.. and still love today.. but I never saw it as wierd.. or out of the ordinary.. or gross.. by no means is it gross..

Flash forward to last year.. I was watching Bizarre Eats with that Andrew Zimmer-something guy.. he was touring the Philippines and was talking about the ice cream he’d find from the street vendors..

He acted as if cheese ice cream was a wierd thing.. he was astounded by the fact that he was having cheese ice cream.. haha..

Flash forward again to last month.. I was talking to coworkers about ice cream.. and I had mentioned mais con queso flavor.. and said it was cheese and corn..

Oooh.. the look they gave me.. they thought it was the wierdest thing..

It just makes me laugh..

I mean.. I thought it was normal..

What sort of things did you grow up with that you thought were completely normal.. and were amused by the fact that most people thought it a bit strange? 

Leave your story in the comments..

I would rather email, text, or chat online with a person than talk on the phone.

Ok.. this is where we learn how anti-social I really am.. hahah..

I have never been one that talks on the phone.  I can.. when it’s a boy Im dating.. that’s usually the only time I am really on the phone a lot.

I hardly ever make phone calls.  I hate when I have to call people.  I honestly would rather get people’s answering machine than actually get to talk to them.   It’s wierd.

That’s why I loved it when text messaging became a huge thing.  I am so much better at getting a hold of my friends and family by text messaging or emailing.

My best friend’s and I communicate the best through our emails and texts.

I communicate best with my boyfriend through texts and emails.

Don’t get me wrong, I love personal contact.. but phone calls are something I have always avoided.. I’m not sure why..

I may not talk to you on the phone.. but I can bombard a person with text messages like nobody’s business..

I would love to have a kid some day.. but I am deathly afraid of the weight gain and stretch marks..

It’s soo true.  I love babies.  I love all my friends and cousins babies.  I love hearing about what they are up to and how they are developing and how they grow up so fast.

I would love to have a child of my own.

Love it..

I can’t wait to get married and start having kids.. or kid. 

But I am sooo afraid of gaining weight.  I literally freak out when my clothes start feeling tight. 

When OT and I first started going out.. I was fitting into size 2 jeans.  I freaked out when was unable to wear them anymore because I gained those “start of the relationship” poundage..

I’ve finally come to terms with being a size 6 again.. but it was so hard to accept when only last year I was a slim size 2.

I know that when I have a baby that weight gain is inevitable.. and I have to accept that if I really do want kids..

I just hope I don’t gain too much.. and I’m willing to shed that weight off at a reasonable rate.. yikes!

I am freakishly afraid of bugs.. even when they are encased in glass.. and dead..

I have always been afraid of bugs.. I think it stems back to the time that my dad tried to chase me around the house with a dead bug they killed in the kitchen.  I screamed throughout the house and then locked myself in the bathroom and wouldn’t come out for the longest time.

Bugs are gross.. especially when you step on them and you feel them crunch underneath your shoe.. ew.

In college I was taking a zoology class and one day in lab, we had insects.  They were dead.. and in glass cases.

I could not sit in my seat.. I had to sit all the way in the back of the class where there were no bugs.  I couldn’t even look into the cases..

Yet.. being a biologist.. I was able to dissect cats.. rats.. fish.. and other things.. I am able to work with various animal parts.. and not even flinch..

But bugs… blech!

I hate horror movies.. but LOVE watching shows about supernatural and paranormal stuff..

It’s true.  I hate horror movies.  I especially hate the movies that have things popping out and killing people.  I hate watching people continue to run away and hide when they just end up dying in the end.  I hate the psychological thrillers because then I start thinking that stuff like that could totally happen in real life..

I end up with nightmares by the end of watching those movies..

But whenever Ghost Hunters or shows about the supernatural and paranormal are on.. I HAVE to watch.

I still end up with nightmares.. and it takes me awhile to get to sleep.. I have to watch happy shows.. like Hannah Montana or shows on the Food Network before I go to sleep to get my mind off the other show I watched..

That usually keeps me from having too many nightmares..

Well.. I’m not what most people consider “short..”

But I am sweet.. when I wanna be..

Anyway.. I have learned that short, sweet, to the point blog entries get a lot of hits.. there isn’t much reading involved.. and the amount of rambling is at a minimum..

So I’m going to try to keep it that way..

Today is my 10-year high school reunion.  I’m excited.  I still talk to some of my close high school friends.. and through the magic of myspace.com and facebook.com I have been able to reconnect with a lot of people that I went to high school with.

I wasn’t popular at all.  I knew some people and not many people knew me.  I was a nerd.. I’ll admit that.  But it’d still be nice to touch base with a lot of people from my past.

My ex-boyfriend will be there.  We went out for four years.  Two years of high school and two years of college.. so that should be interesting.. my current boyfriend is coming with.. so he should have fun learning about me.. hahahah!

I have decided to begin a blog series.. I’m calling it.. “Random Factoids..”  perhaps I’ll make a category for it.. but I think it qualifies under “Random-isms..” so it’d be quite redundant..

I’m basing this series off a Facebook meme that made us list 25 facts about us.. I reposted it on my Blogger blog.. here..

You can click the link to read the complete list.. and the series will go through each factoid.. and give a little detail and backstory..

By the end.. you will know more about me than my own boyfriend!  Maybe I should get him to read it.. he may learn a thing or two.. then he can decide if he wants to keep me!


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