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Forgiveness and Stress

This post was original published at PINOYatbp.

Last Christmas, I heard someone say, “I still can’t forgive him for what he did to her. He is the reason she died of lung cancer. If he didn’t smoke in the house, she would still be here with us.”

I wanted to jump in and tell the unforgiving person about the Forgiveness course I had taken when I was preparing my youngest son for his First Reconciliation just the previous few weeks. But I thought, who am I to preach about forgiveness? I myself had been having a hard time forgiving somebody who repeatedly hurts me (emotionally). Besides, this unforgiving person is more pious than me and I was not in the mood for one of his religious debates.

There is a saying that goes, “To err is human, to forgive divine.” It’s easier said than done. Forgiving can be a very hard thing to do.

I know, and you all probably do, that forgiving is good not just for the soul, but also for the body.

I read in The Herald, our community newspaper, an article written by Dr. Bruce Naherniak, a chiropractor here in Winnipeg.

He wrote…

“Holding a grudge towards others puts your body into a ‘stress response,’ according to research out of Hope College in Michigan. When people remember past slights…

-their blood pressure increases

-their heart rate increases

-their muscle tensions are higher

Other research has found that stress hormones increase when we can’t forgive and forget. The result is a weaker immune system and possibly impaired neurological function and poor memory.”

He cited that studies have shown that unforgiving people:

-are more likely to develop a health problem

-suffer from increased anxiety symptoms

-suffer from increased paranoia

-suffer increased incidence of heart disease

-have less resistance to physical illness

But how do we forgive someone?

Dr. Naherniak interviewed Fr. Andrew Jarmus from Holy Cross Orthodox Mission for his advice on forgiveness.

1.First, be ready to hurt in order to heal. Sometimes we have trouble forgiving because we are avoiding the negative feelings surrounding the incident.

2.Let go of your right to revenge. You can never make the other person feel exactly like you feel. Getting your ‘pound of flesh’ only prolongs the ill feelings and poisons everyone involved.

3.Remind yourself that they are only human and we make mistakes.

4.An important step is to really wish the person well. We may never have the same relationship with that person again, but we must still wish only the best for them.

Just like shampooing your hair, repeat as necessary.

Forgiveness is a journey. Occasionally the hurt and anger will rise again. At these times, we must repeat the first four steps. The negative feelings may come back but not as intense. Eventually, we will look at the incident with peace of mind and heart.”

I am still on this journey. I wish I could forgive and forget just like that. But it’s tough. I know I should. The stress is taking a toll on my body. Earlier last year, I went to the doctor because of a slight tightening in my chest. My doctor checked me and gave me a clean bill of health. I knew then that I was just stressed out.

I did some researching on my own and I’ve discovered that stress can also cause lower back pains (I’ve had quite a few of this), poor memory (check) and crankiness which is often noticed by other persons before you do (check).

On a recent visit to the dentist for my regular check up, he told me that I am wearing my teeth down – sign of teeth grinding, which is another symptom of stress. Hence, I have to wear a night guard.

I should really start to chill out. I have found out a few tips on how to cope with stress.

1.Take a deep breath.

2.Learn to relax.

3.Make time for yourself.

4.Do something you enjoy – listening to music, reading, painting, drawing, gardening.


6.Eat healthy.

7.Have sex. (wink)

I’ll try to do these as I go on this long journey.

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Duke said on January 24th, 2006 at 8:38 am

I believe that when you forgive and forget, you do yourself the biggest favor. The thing is, it’s not that easy and it does take a toll on your healthi n the long run.

I like your tips! Number seven is the best release (hihihihi)

Patrice said on January 26th, 2006 at 8:36 pm

This is true what you said. Ika nga di ba, a healthy mind (and heart) is equal to a healthy body. Hypothetical but true in some ways. Even if you are physically fit but under a lot of stress, wala pa rin.

In my case, I try to keep in mind what I consider petty offenses and those that I consider major. Unless it involves my family, I try to let it go. No use trying to ponder on petty stuff di ba? Keeping a good disposition and beiing nice to people would help avoid circumstances like these.

This post was updated on July 7, 2008.

January 19, 2006 at 10:19 pm 6 comments

Celebrating Christmas at the Christmas Capital of Canada

This post was originally posted in
Ang Aming Pasko (Our Christmas) at pinoyatbp.

Ang Aming Pasko is a collection of entries on how I and other Filipinos celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world.

Usually after Halloween, Christmas decorations start to appear in the stores, carols fill the air, advertisements of toys, jewelry, and electronic gadgets pop up on TV. Snow falls and then it will really start to look a lot like Christmas. Known as the Christmas Capital of Canada, Winnipeg kicks off the holiday season on the third Saturday of November with The Santa Claus Parade. Houses are brightly lit with Christmas lights throughout the season. At home, my kids help me put up and decorate the Tree. They look forward to the Children’s Christmas party at my workplace because they get presents.

My Filipino friends and I take turns in hosting our annual Christmas get-togethers. It has become a tradition. Since most of our relatives are in the Philippines, we have adopted each other as family members. The get-together is always a potluck. We eat, chat, sing and sometimes we even dance. Then we exchange gifts.

My Filipino friends and I take turns in hosting our annual Christmas get-togethers. It has become a tradition. Since most of our relatives are in the Philippines, we have adopted each other as family members. The get-together is always a potluck. We eat, chat, sing and sometimes we even dance. Then we exchange gifts.

My family and I attend mass on Christmas morning. The church is usually elegantly decorated. The sermon is beautiful and points to us that Christmas has become commercialized. But of course the priest always reminds us that Christmas is Jesus’ birthday and that it is about God’s love. After the mass, we come home to a festive feast that we share with my mother, my sister and her family. And then we take lots of pictures and we open presents. Now that my kids are older, they no longer receive presents from Santa. I have explained to them that Santa represents the spirit of giving.

And speaking of giving, the Winnipeg Christmas Cheerboard collects non-perishable foods and toys for Christmas hampers to be given to families in need. People here actively participate in this charitable deed. I was at the receiving end when I first came here and now give back in return.

This post was last updated on July 6, 2008.

December 9, 2005 at 8:40 pm 3 comments

Family Shows, Family Time

This post was originally published at Pinoyatbp.

I still remember the old television set we had when I was growing up in Noveleta, Cavite in the 1970’s. It was boxed in a wooden cabinet with sliding doors, an antenna on top and wooden legs. It had four dials. One to turn it on and to adjust the volume as well. Another one to change the channels ranging from 2 to 13. Also one for horizontal adjustment and another for vertical adjustment.

At night, my family (and once in a while neighbours, too) would gather around the TV and watch whatever show was on. One show that sticks in my mind is “John en Marsha,” the family sitcom that starred Dolphy and Nida Blanca in the title roles and also the hilarious Dely Atay-Atayan as the rich mother-in-law whose line “Kaya ikaw John magsumikap ka” always ended the weekly show. Dolphy’s son Rolly Quizon and the young Maricel Soriano portrayed their children Rolly and Shirley.

One other favourite of mine was the family tear-jerker, “Gulong ng Palad.” This was about a family who experienced, I think, more downs than ups. As the song lyric goes: “Ang kapalaran kung minsan ay nasa ilalim… minsa’y nasa ibabaw.” This show starred the beautiful Marianne dela Riva as Luisa, the equally handsome Ronald Corveau as Carding, and the young Romnick Sarmenta as the cute and adorable Peping. This series made the song “Gulong ng Palad” famous. I still remember the lyrics, “Kung minsan ang takbo ng buhay mo. Pagdurusa nito’y walang hanggan. Huwag kang manimdim ang buhay ay gulong ng palad.”

These lyrics prepared me for what was to happen in my life. My parents separated when I was 12 and it was really tough on all of us. Mama, my sister and I left Cavite and went to live with my aunt in Pandacan, Manila. And then Mama left us there when she went to work in Canada.

I was very shy and didn’t join my aunt’s family at night when they watched TV. Most of the time I stayed in the bedroom, which I shared with my sister and cousins, usually studying. It turned out to be a good thing because I got high grades and excelled in most of my High School subjects.

It was then the 80’s and the popular shows were the Janice de Belen starrer, Flor de Luna and and its rival, the Julie Vega starrer, Anna Liza. I got a glimpse of both shows every now and then when I got home from school.

When my sister and I got our own place when we were in college, we were not able to afford a TV set and I wasn’t really able to follow the shows that were on. I didn’t mind it, though. It actually helped me concentrate on my studies and I spent my extra time reading lots of books. Had I watched TV then, I would have known that my elementary classmate was one of the bagets of “That’s Entertainment” and was known by the screen name Raffy Romillo.

When I came here in Winnipeg, Canada in 1989, I found myself attracted to family sitcoms. “Fullhouse” was one show I enjoyed. This was about a single dad raising three children that included the Olsen twins. “Cosby,” although about a black family, tackled issues not just relating to the race but also about issues in raising teenagers. “Family Matters” was enjoyable and was made more hilarious by the nerd Steve Urkel (Jaleel White). “Growing Pains,” with teen heartthrob Kirk Cameron, was another favourite.

As my family grew and the children got older and as we acquired more TV sets, I noticed that the kids were having different choices in shows that they wanted to watch. During the day, we are scattered around the house watching different shows in different rooms.

But the one TV where we usually gather around is the one in the kitchen. I know some people wouldn’t agree with having a TV in the kitchen and watching TV during a meal. To some, dinner is the time for the family to talk. So does in our house. It’s also the time that our favourite family shows are on.

Our current favourites are: “George Lopez,” “Still Standing,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” and “Everybody Hates Chris.” These shows have kids that are the same ages as mine. Although, these shows sometimes tackle controversial issues, it prompts me to talk to my kids about those same issues. I have three boys, a teenager, a pre-adolescent, and one who’s not quite there yet. It’s not easy for me to sit each one of the two older ones down and talk about drugs, alcohol, and sex. They would squirm and go, “Ewwh.” But somehow, when we are all gathered around watching these issues on TV via a sitcom, it’s easier for me to mention these topics and point out to them the moral lesson of an episode. And it’s not too awkward for any of us.

Television sets have evolved to different sizes and shapes. There are now plasma TVs and widescreen TVs. They have become more technologically advanced. Remote controls have made it easier to flip through hundreds of channels. Families have been able to afford more than one set in the house. Different kinds of shows have come and gone. And family shows are still popular. I think it’s because we can all relate and they also try to tackle subject matter that we encounter every day.

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DarkBlak said on November 10th, 2005 at 8:03 am

kabayan!!!! taga Cavite ka pala

Naalala ko yung TV rin namin dati may pinto rin, Black & White pa. Kaya lang di ko na naabutan na maayos. hehehe

Irene said on November 10th, 2005 at 11:21 pm

Kababayan, naabutan mo pa rin pala yung ganung tv.

Sidney said on November 11th, 2005 at 12:38 pm

Nice piece of TV history! Time pass by so quickly!

Irene said on November 12th, 2005 at 10:52 am

Aye, aye to that Sidney. It doesn’t seem so long ago when Cosby was still on air. Well, it still now (on reruns) but it’s already considered a classic.

duke said on November 13th, 2005 at 9:11 pm

uy! may tv di kaming ganon! gawa sa kahoy yung frame

Nanood din ako ng fullhouse. ang bata pa ng Olsen twin duon ngayon Mary Kate and Ashley na sila! I like Malcolm in The Middle . Nakakatuwa panoorin! Good for kids (and kid at heart like me!)

Irene said on November 16th, 2005 at 11:37 am

Patok sa mga anak ko ang Malcolm in the Middle dahil puro boys din silang magkakapatid.

melai said on December 6th, 2005 at 4:05 pm

uhmmnnn naiiyak ako, mejo senti ako pag nagrereminisce ng past e …. anyways ,, yung tv namin na ganyan andit pa sa bodega nakakatuwang tignan pag napapasok ako ng bodega noon

This post was last updated on July 6, 2008

November 8, 2005 at 10:42 pm 2 comments

One Morning at the Grocery Store

This was originally published at Pinoyatbp.

It’s Saturday and I’m going to Superstore! Grocery shopping may be just one simple routine for anybody but not for a work-at-home mom like me. It is actually one of the highlights of my week. This is my chance to get out of the house and be around people other than my husband and kids after being cooped up in the house for the whole week.

“Good Morning,” greets the hostess standing by the entrance door. I smile and say, “Good Morning,” as I push through the automatic doors the shopping cart that reaches up to my chest.

I pause and look at my shopping list, which I prepared before I left the house. My list helps me remember to buy the things that I need and helps me avoid several trips to the store. This also helps me refrain from impulse buying.

In my list, I try to sort the items that I will find in the same aisle. I list all dry products together, meat products on one column, fruits and vegetables in another. This saves me time at the grocery store.

My first stop today is the Pharmacy section, which is right next to the entrance. I take shampoos, soaps, and other toiletries. I spot the Clean and Clear Astringent, which I am almost out of. Just my luck, there is only one left and it is on the topmost shelf. There is a Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil Controlling Astrigent on a lower shelf and I am tempted to buy it but it costs (Cdn)$7.27. Clean and Clear is only (Cdn)$5.37. I know that these stores put the more expensive brands on the lower shelves. I may be short but I am smart enough to look on the top shelves for better bargains.

I quickly look for an empty space on the bottom shelf and I place my right foot there. I hold on to a shelf with my left hand and I try to reach the Clean and Clear Astringent with the fingertips of my right hand. I can barely reach it. The bottle tips a little towards me and I immediately grab it.

You see, if my 15-year old son, Reggie, is with me, he could have easily reached that. This is the first time in weeks that the kids are not with me. Reggie’s not feeling well, Ryland, who’s seven, has the sniffles, and Ryan, 11, will not come if nobody’s coming. It’s fun to bring the kids once in a while, but sometimes I can’t say “No” to “Mommy, can we buy this,” or “Mommy, I want that.” Then we end up buying more groceries than we need. I tend to stay on my budget when I am shopping alone.

I pick up Reggie’s inhaler at the Pharmacy counter. I head to the magazine aisle and pick up a copy of the Free Press. I buy the newspaper only on Saturdays when they have the TV guide and comics. I get my daily dose of news on TV anyway.

I go to the detergent section. I take the No Name brands of laundry, dish and floor detergents. They are a lot cheaper than the other more known brands. I think they clean as well as the other brands.

I grab the other items on my list. As I navigate my way towards the meat section, I think about writing my grocery tips in my weblog. Then PLOP! My big bum is suddenly sitting on the wet floor. “Are you okay?” asks the sweet lady extending her arm to me. I take her arm and I get up. “I’m alright,” I say with a grimace. That hurts a little. I look around to see if anybody has seen me fall. I think only a few have. That is pretty embarrassing. And only now do I notice the yellow cone that says “Caution Attention Wet Floor Plancher Mouille.”

I proceed to the snack aisle only to check if the soda pops (softdrinks) are on sale. The two-liter bottles are sometimes sold at 99 cents and then I get a few. Otherwise, I try not to buy them. No drinks in the house means that we won’t be drinking them. These drinks are so high in sugar content. Instead, I buy several little packets of Kool-aid for the kids who will not drink just plain water. I also try to avoid buying bags of chips. Well, I said I try. These are high in oil. I buy lots of fruits. They are better, more nutritious snacks than chips. They are good desserts, too.

Next stop is the Bulk Section. This is where I get macaroni, ground pepper, mung beans (munggo), candies for the kids and moi, just to name a few. Buying in bulk saves me a few cents and I think I’m helping the environment as well with less packaging.

I have everything on my list and I am now heading to the cash register line. I read the magazine headlines while waiting for my turn. “Vanity Fair – Jen Finally Talks.” Miss Aniston looks gorgeous in her white top on the cover. These glossy magazines look tempting. But I just ignore them. I saw Jen on Oprah just the other week.

“Do you need any bags, ma’am?” asks the young lady on the till.

“No,” I say and I show her my reusable grocery bags. I give her my coupons and I start bagging my purchases.

“Do you want me to check your points?” she asks.

“Yes, please,” I reply. She is talking about the President’s Choice points program which allows me to earn 10 PC points for every dollar of purchase on my PC card. Every time I earn 20,000 points, I can redeem them towards $20.00 free groceries.

“You have $20.00. Do you want to use it?” she asks again.

“Yes, please,” is my immediate reply.

I put the last bag on top of the other bags in my shopping cart and I head towards the exit door. I see that familiar yellow cone and I avoid the wet floor this time.

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Ka Uro said on October 28th, 2005 at 7:41 am

i find it amusing how you describe grocery shopping as a highlight of the week. i think men are really different. me, i hate buying groceries. i waste too much time just locating the right aisle for the items i want to buy. then i get frustrated easily so i leave the grocery shopping to my wife. a highlight for me will be going inside a hardware store. it’s like a toy shop to me.

Irene said on October 28th, 2005 at 12:05 pm

Men and women are really different. Ang mister ko ay bihirang-bihira ding sumamang mag-grocery. Ang hilig niyang puntahan ay electronics store. Laging nakaabang sa mga bagong labas na speakers.

sassymoon said on October 28th, 2005 at 3:05 pm

totoo nga, mas solo/ mas konti kayong nag-g-grocery, less gastos din at mas madaling magstick sa listahan. my sis and i prefer to shop na kaming dalawa lang, rather than isama ang bunsong kapatid namin (na mahilig mageksperimento sa pagluluto kaya kung anu-anong mamahaling sauce, oil, spices, at ingredients ang ipinabibili).

Sidney said on October 29th, 2005 at 8:23 pm

You are really wise and street smart. You know all the tricks of those grocery stores. I could use some of your discipline!

On the other hand, don’t forget that you live only once and that you deserve some more pleasures in life.

Just get out of the house, go to the movie, go for a coffee and watch people passing by, throw your shopping list away and do some impulse buying, surprise yourself and your family.

Don’t take it badly. I am an old man and with each year that pass by I realize that we should taste life as much as possible!

duke said on October 29th, 2005 at 9:22 pm

Grocery shopping is very therapeutic for me. Like you, I love doing it. I like going to the big ones like Carrefour over here and Migros.I go from one item to another comparing prices and figuring out which in the end will come out as the “best buy”.

The first time I went to the grocery with my husband we ended up with a fight. I like going from aisle to aisle, left to right, back and then front area. My husband goes for the aisle where he can get the item he needs and then jumps from one aisle to another. It drove me crazy that I walked out of the grocery store.

Now, my husband knows better. He never goes grocery shopping with me!

Irene said on October 30th, 2005 at 10:58 am

Sassymoon, pareho pala ng kapatid mo ang husband ko na mas mahilig magluto sa akin kaya kung anu-ano rin ang dinadampot na wala naman sa listahan.

Irene said on October 30th, 2005 at 11:08 am

Thanks for the advise, Sidney. I guess I should listen to an experienced guy like you. It may sound that I never go out. But I do every once in a while. It’s just that I have always been a homebody. And I enjoy staying at home. But I do go out with family and friends. I’ve celebrated a milestone a few months ago (the big ?-0) and I realized what you said. I’m not getting younger and I do intend to taste more of the pleasures of life.

Irene said on October 30th, 2005 at 11:12 am

Ay naku, Duke, sinabi mo. Ganyan din kaming mag-asawa. Kaya hindi ko na rin isinasamang mag-grocery. Sabi nga ni Ka Uro, men are different from us. Iba ang style nila ng pamimili.

nikki said on November 2nd, 2005 at 4:45 pm

Bonding time namin ng parents ko ang grocery shopping every week. Gaya mo, my mom also has a list of the things we need to buy except for the merienda foods w/c is where I come in. I know we end up buying more than what is on my mom’s list but my dad doesn’t mind because we have fun doing it.

Irene said on November 3rd, 2005 at 1:33 pm

I hope that my kids can also see that our shopping is also bonding time. Lalo na kapag isa lang ang kasama ko sa kanila. Yun bang one-on-one time namin with each other.

Patrice said on November 5th, 2005 at 9:07 pm

Haha, Irene. Grocery shopping is one of my favorite things because it is an activity that both my husband enjoy. I never go without him Pag clothes shopping lang he gets bored. Men!

Irene said on November 7th, 2005 at 1:00 pm

That’s really interesting, Patrice. Some people don’t like grocery shopping with their husbands while others, like you, do.

Updated on July 5, 2008.

October 27, 2005 at 9:59 pm 2 comments

OOPS, He Did It Again

This post was originally published at PINOYatbp, where I am guest blogger.

PINOYatbp is a community blog that offers news, articles, and recipes – written by fellow Pinoys (slang for Filipino) from all over the world.

I always remind my three sons (and my dear husband) to flush the toilet after they use it, especially if they did number two. Because really, who wants to see somebody else’s poop.

I know, I am their mother and I’ve seen plenty a poop when they were still in diapers and when they were still toilet training. But come on, my youngest is seven and I thought I’ve already graduated from Toileting 101.

I also remind them to close the lid after they use it. Actually, what I tell them is to close the lid and then flush. This way the bacteria aren’t scattered around. A little tip I learned from an Oprah show. I thought this would solve our toilet seat problem.

I don’t like them leaving the toilet seat up. It’s very important for someone like me who uses the toilet sitting down, especially when I had to go in the middle of the night and do it in the dark. It’s no fun sitting on a cold toilet bowl.

But then again, if they leave the toilet seat down, they forget (or perhaps they are lazy) to lift the seat up before they take a leak. Then they sprinkle all over the seat. It can be really annoying when I sit down and my behind gets wet with their pee. If we put everything down – seat and cover – our instinct is to lift either the cover or the seat whenever we have to use the toilet.

Another thing, if they don’t flush the toilet right away and pee stays there for hours, or much so overnight (this usually happens in the toilet downstairs which I use less often), not only does it stink, it leaves a ring in the bowl. Now, I am a busy mother and I only have time to clean the toilets once a week. Of course, I can quickly clean the ring with the brush now and then, but the toilet smells better only after I get down on my knees and clean it with Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner and Comet Cleanser.

I remind them again and again every time I go in the washroom and see that thick, dark yellow liquid. I have to flush the toilet even before I use it because once I deposit whatever needs to be deposited there, I know that liquid will splash right into my skin. Yeah, that’s gross.

The other day, my 11-year old son, Ryan, was playing with his small football in the hallway across from the bathroom upstairs.

“Seventy needs to get a goal before the time runs out! Eeeh yaw! Touchdown!”

Boy, was he having fun.

A few seconds later, he barged into my workstation.

“Mommy, my football went into the toilet.”

I looked at him and said, “Well, is the lid down?”


“Is there pee in the toilet?”


“Now, what do I always tell you guys about closing the toilet and playing ball in the house?”

“Sorry, Mommy.”

I went to the washroom and saw the brown football floating in yellow liquid. I picked it up carefully making sure I didn’t touch the water and I immediately threw it in the bathtub.

“Can you wash it Mommy because I need to bring it to school tomorrow for my project.”

That ball got a good scrubbing when I put on my yellow rubber gloves and washed it with detergent and very hot tap water.

“Thank you, Mommy,” my son said when I handed it to him the next morning, clean and dry.

The boys were getting ready for school two days later when I saw what was in the toilet.

“Who poo-poo and didn’t flush?”

Ryan went to the washroom with a sheepish grin on his face.

“Oh, I think it was me. Sorry, Mommy.”

You would think that he’d learned his lesson. Ah, boys…

These are the 16 Comments on “OOPS, He Did It Again” from the original post at Pinoyatbp.

Patrice said on October 5th, 2005 at 10:06 pm

Lucky me, I don’t have that problem with my husband

Irene said on October 5th, 2005 at 10:51 pm

Hi Patrice,

Thank you for accomodating my story.

duke said on October 6th, 2005 at 8:15 pm

aaawww..when a kid says “sorry mommy” it melts ones heart even if they forget things at times

Patrice said on October 6th, 2005 at 11:06 pm

Irene, no problem

isabela said on October 7th, 2005 at 6:02 am

nice post….and very true, too. bakit ba ‘yang mga lalaki hindi gawing habit ang magbaba ng toilet seat? Dapat ganito ang sinasabi nila lagi para masanay sila ” Hey, I need to pee and PUT DOWN THE TOILET SEAT” or “Gotta go AND PUT DOWN THE TOILET SEAT”. Kailangan sinasabi nila para matandaan hehehe

Irene said on October 8th, 2005 at 10:27 am

Duke, pag-nag-sorry ang mga anak ko eh naka-ngiti kaya hindi mo makukuhang magalit. Lagi ko nga silang binibiro na they’re not really sorry. Well, at least they admit it.

Isabela, does that mean na hindi lang sa bahay namin nangyayari ito?

DarkBlak said on October 8th, 2005 at 1:19 pm

uy hindi naman lahat ng lalake ganun, hehehe

nikki said on October 9th, 2005 at 11:50 pm

Dapat siguro lagyan ng kadena yung mga toilet seats gaya nung picture na email sa akin ng kaibigan ko! hehehehe!

Irene said on October 10th, 2005 at 9:17 am

DarkBlak, alam naman namin na hindi lahat ng lalaki ganun. Sabi nga ni Patrice maswerte siya.

Nikki, that’s a funny thought.

kadyo said on October 10th, 2005 at 2:08 pm

One solution is to put a sensor with an automatic flush =). We went to a mall one time, sabi nang anak namin lalaki na kailangan nyang mag pee. So sinamahan ko sya, nang matapos sya di ko makita yung pang-flush, nagulat na lang ako ng palabas na kami e biglang nag flush, sabi ng anak ko “wow cool” hehe

Ka Uro said on October 11th, 2005 at 11:26 am


papabasa ko ito kay esmi ko. im sure magkakasundo kayo. habang binabasa ko nga ito para kong naririnig ang mga sermon ni esmi tungkol sa paggamit ng toilet. mabuti bola lang ang nahulog sa bowl. ako minsan yung cellphone ko nahulog right after i poohed. hindi ko naman pwedeng i-flush baka pati cp ma-flush. e ano pang gagawin ko e di dukutin siya. kaya nga ngayon walang nanghihiram ng cp ko kasi alam na nila ang istoryang ito.

darlene said on October 11th, 2005 at 6:13 pm

I used to have that problem with my 3 boys. i was so disgusted then tothe extent that i was coining on the idea on having a kiddie urinal installed in our CR. But i didn’t push through because, well, it’s not the solution I figured. I’m just so glad that they have outgrown that habit. I’m more delighted that they even too time to wash their hands every after trip to the bathroom.

Irene said on October 12th, 2005 at 12:52 pm

Kadyo, cool nga iyang flush na may automatic sensor. Hindi pa yata ako nakakita ng ganyan.

Ka Uro, pakipabasa nyo nga kay esmi nyo at naghahanap ako ng kadamay. At least ngayon solo nyo nga ang celfone nyo.

Darlene: Pareho pala tayong may 3 boys. At least it’s good to hear from you that they will outgrow it.

Karen said on October 13th, 2005 at 4:33 am

siguro dapat lagyan ng alarm yung toilet seats, kapag hindi na-flush or ibinaba yung lid, parang yung sa mga kotse. hehe.

di ba you’re from winnipeg din? yung may nakita na ako sa brioni’s sa polo park na automatic sensor yung mga toilets, yung mga faucets, pati paper towel. i want my bathroom to be like that.

Irene said on October 13th, 2005 at 11:49 am

Karen, may nakita na rin akong automatic faucet. Makapasyal nga sa Brioni’s.

Bethski said on October 14th, 2005 at 1:32 am

Lol, toilet 102. I don’t have that problem yet since I don’t have any kids. Our upstairs bathroom was new and everytime I put down the toilet seat, my hand gets caught in the middle between the seat and the cover. It did that for two weeks, I finally told hubby to put it down every time he uses it, I already got bruises on the back of my hands. He would do it otherwise I will say it again and again until he gets tired of it and say “okey”. Makulit ako,hehehe.

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