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This morning I went to my first appointment at Kinesitherapy for my perineal re-education. While on my way to the clinic, I have witnessed a violent manifestation proximity close to my children’s school. They are probably 100 to 150 hundred students on the street manifesting…I don’t know what they want ? They have put fire in the garbage bins….Alright, there is a strike every week in Marseille, I am aware of what they are protesting for those who “REALLY” know what they are fighting until certain demands have been met by the government. But these students are just there to attract attention and most especially to bother people. Les petits voyous “hooligans” who’s there just to have fun and create a big mess.

Although, there were police officers to secure the area still it was quite stressing as I walked on the street with my 6 month old baby. I wouldn’t be afraid if I am alone…I could run whatever happen. Good thing firemen came rapidly to stop the conflagration made by these morons.


Babies eyeball

Every year we used go to Corsica to spend summer vacation in the mountain house to disconnect ourselves from the demanding life in the city. Unfortunately, this time we’re not going due to personal reason. As for me, it’s not that bad at all as we get to visit friends nearby Marseille. And since the weather is finally getting pleasant, we've been spending more time doing outdoor activities plus our social life is at long last rejuvenated. We are often invited by friends who throw pool parties over their place.

Our first summer escapade was to visit Kala & Lila. Since they are back in France, for a year or so we were able to meet up with her and to see Lila in person. Issirac is where they have stayed together with her very nice in-laws. It’s a region of Languedoc-Roussillon in the South of France in which we never really get to explore. A two hours drive from Marseille which is nothing. I was happy to see lavander fields on the way. Didn't had the chance of taking pictu…

Worth its salt

Three years ago, when I approached turnarounds, when I needed to pay at the tollgates, when having to and obliged charging car fuel…I COMPLETELY PANIC ! I don’t know but driving, drove me crazy. I was grumpy as there are a lots of things to do at the same time. It’s like multitasking but the only multitask I know is when I work at home or in the office. And driving is another story so if I fail, I’ll bleed like a stuck pig ! From anticipating, controlling, braking, shifting the gear, how the hell am I going to do that ?

Driving in Marseille is a long ordeal, a vast milestone in my years. Just when I imagine I am behind to the short strokes somewhat surprising draw closer. After three lengthy years of driving, manoeuvrings and holding on with only 6 points in my license as an apprentice, I am now a certified driver (normally experienced drivers have maximum 12 points). No more "A" stick at the back of my window car. No more aggressive tailgaters, not anymore betwixt and bet…

growth & challenges

Philippines is known to be a “third world country”. The term 3rd World is I guess outdated one, meaning nations which were not a branch of the Soviet or American slab at some stage of the Cold War. It came out on the latter that poor countries are considered a developing nations. I just wish that they will stop using this expression. And they will give us a chance to prove that we are indeed making our way to greater evolution. Not only the Philippines but most of Asian countries or other countries in this category who try to step forward at their own means. Let’s just take a good example of the eternal communist countries (mainly China) have imprecise the line between communism and capitalism. Apparently, they are everywhere and ruling the market. I’ve read that Chinese starts to silently invades Africa . Communist China is quickly preying the gigantic natural resources of sub-Saharan Africa. According to what I have read, an in-depth report that oil, copper, timber, precious metals …

My Koh-Lanta experience

My first thoughts concerning the labour included an epidural no doubt ! Five days before the supposed expected delivery, after a long push with extreme pain and no anesthesia I finally gave birth to a healthy baby girl on April 12. I couldn’t believe myself that I can go all natural with the birth as I had epidural for my two previous pregnancies. Scared that I might not be able to deal with the pain but I did or because I didn’t have a choice. It was too late to get an epidural as the baby was ready to come out. One thing for sure I pushed myself to the maximum limit. I ended up crying and screaming that signifies a “point-of-no-return” ! Good thing, my husband gave me the strength and supported me from A to Z. The medical group were extremely efficient in dealing during the delivery. Though, husband had an inkling that it was a forced labour when they saw it was a big baby of 4.640 kilos and measures 51 cm. It has been said that whether a woman carrying a big baby should undergo ce…

Third time's the Charm

Things....time......everything goes by really fast. I just cannot imagine that I will be admitted to hospital in 2 and a half months time. Restarting all over again from breastfeeding, sleepless nights, changing diapers to potty training and vice versa. I can see myself from now how will my journey could turn up side down and days could be shorter since I have two kids who go to school, bring them to their extra curricular activities plus taking care of a newborn baby. Bottom line, this job requires to be thrice organized than I was and to follow a srtict time management, well those are basically the keys to accomplish more or at the very least we could do everyday. Become more efficient with my time so as to avoid stress at the end of the day.

First the good thing about this is, I am glad that my daughter already accepted the idea to eat at the canteen. Meaning, I will have the rest of the day from taking care of the baby (my Me and baby time) , doing the household chores and getting…