Babies are a Blessing

My mommy friends are growing. Just the other week, my friend and co-worker at the restaurant gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. She named him Matt Michael and she can’t wait to take care of him. She delivered by caesarian section. The expenses keep piling up according to her, but it’s so worth it.

I can feel her happiness. Despite all the hardships from pregnancy up to the delivery itself, she said that her baby is a blessing from God. He is now her source of strength, love and devotion. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. I admire her for that. I also can’t wait to see her baby. I remember when she was still preggy, I’d regularly check her FB account for new photos of her with a bloated tummy inside her maternity clothes. That’s why I’m bugging her to upload photos of her baby in her FB account as soon as possible.

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The New Panasonic Lumix GF3

There’s this new camera that the fiancée was raving about last night. It’s called Panasonic Lumix GF3 and it costs around $700 in the US. It was launched in July of this year and it’s gradually drawing the attention of photography enthusiasts and cam whores all over the world. So, what makes this digital camera tick?

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Photo from Engadget.com

For one, it has 12.1 megapixels, shoots 1080i AVCHD video and has a 3-inch touch screen, among other intelligent camera features. Given its impressive specs, it’s easy to deduce that it produces sharp images. Right now, I can see myself taking pictures of myself, my family, necklace collection, metal buildings, old churches and parks with random children using it.

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My Want List

I have this list of wants in an Excel file stored somewhere in my PC. Each want is either a long-time dream that I want to realize, a goal that I want to achieve, a skill that I want to learn, a task that I want to get done, an experience that I want to enjoy or just a material thing that I want to own. I open the list everyday and read each want aloud in my head. When a want has been gotten or accomplished, I put the exact date opposite it instead of crossing it out. As the days go by, more and more wants are added to the list. As time passes by, more and more wants are also getting realized.

I once read that when you think of something, and you start thinking about getting it, your subconscious mind somehow affects the universe (and everything in it) and eventually, they would conspire to make your wish or dream come true. I’d like to believe that it’s logical, just like how it is with the popular belief on “mind over matter.” But then of course, it’s never just that. As a person, we have to do our part to turn things into reality. As with my want list, I make sure to do my part by working hard to achieve each want. I guess, I still believe most in the Filipino saying, “Kapag may tiyaga, may nilaga.”

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Getting Back into Reading

It’s been a while since I last read a good book. As much as I wanted to read, I couldn’t take my hands off work and other stuff that needed my immediate attention. I was sorting out my PC files this afternoon when I chanced upon this folder containing my old collection of e-books. (I had an older collection but it vanished along with my broken hard drive when typhoon Ondoy hit Manila two years ago.) I opened it and took notice of The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

As far as I remember, The Time Traveler’s Wife is a nice book and eventually it was adapted into film. It even starred my fave Hollywood actors Eric Bana and Rachelle McAdams. Unfortunately for me, I haven’t read the book nor watched the movie yet. But it’s never too late, right? I forwarded a copy of the book to my email after sending my sister a photo of St. Sebastian Church I took eons ago via email, too (for her homework on steel buildings). I planned to read a few pages this evening.

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Zinc Lozenges for Cold Remedy

I have a bad case of cold and my head is starting to spin again. I don’t want to take a leave from work because I feel that staying at home and doing nothing will just worsen my condition. It doesn’t help that it’s raining hard outside and network signals have suddenly disappeared. My phone’s battery is also acting up I think I’d need some portable phone batteries anytime soon. I was looking up cold remedies online a few minutes ago and came across zinc lozenges. I learned it’s a good cold remedy and it soothes sore throats as well.

If I get a headache this afternoon, I’ll take a paracetamol to combat the pain. I’ll also ask someone to get those zinc lozenges for me so I could be well fast. I really hate getting sick. Here’s some information about zinc lozenges I got from RealSimple.com:

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