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Yahoo! I’m back from hibernating, hehehe! Finally we were able to settle down in our new house and just last Monday, our DSL is connected na. Thanks to kuya Iqbal (our housemate, hehehe!) 😀

 

Again, though I’m not online and updated as always, every once in a while I still keep on checking blogs of my mentors. Tried to relate with their stories pero not able to read the whole blog stories of others kasi nasa work lang ako checking the net (nakaw net lang), 😆 also in my friendster account, my goodness! How I wish to check photo updates of my friends pero I can’t stay long talaga.

 

Well to update everyone (mahaba-habang inuman na naman itey):

 

PREGNANCY UPDATES

·          I’m on my 16th week (4mos). Thanks God I’m not experiencing any morning sickness, though sometimes whenever I imagine something yucky, I will suddenly feel like vomiting (yucky nga eh, obvious ba? 😆 ). I’m still craving for any food with white sauce (Carbonara ever).

·          This coming June 1, we’ll visit our OB and Insha-Allah we’ll have the chance to know whether Little Oweini will be a boy or a girl 😉

·          I always feel insecure these past few weeks. Me and hubby always disagree with something nonsense naman. Feeling ko kasi pangit na ako eh, hehehe! Weirdo!

·          And lastly, my tummy is still small ever! People keep on asking me “oh really, buntis ka?” – my goodness! I don’t know if talagang maliit lang ako magbuntis or simply kasi maliit ako, hehehe! A colleague of mine is pregnant and she’s just ahead of me 1 week, and so far malaki na ang tummy nya and you really can notice that she’s pregnant, but for me totally reverse. Hmph! Darating din ang panahon, lalaki din tummy ko… wait lang kayo, hehehe!

 

HUBBY AND ME UPDATES

·          Going strong ever. We’ve been married for 1 year and a month and counting. Everytime I wake up I thanks Allah for seeing him every morning beside me. We’ve been thru a lot these past months and I’m really really thankful coz he never gives up on me. He always calls me “Ms Trouble Maker”, hehehe! He’s been so supportive especially during the 1st trimester of my pregnancy. Ever since I found out that we’re pregnant kasi, I very seldom cook food for him unlike before. I’m so tired of work kasi that every time I got home, all I will do is sleep nalang. He complains though pero hanggang dun lang. “I’m sorry Sweetie…” – words usually uttered during our misunderstanding is never-ending. How lucky I am to have him in my life.

 

WORK LOAD

·          Last 27th of April, Starlink opened up their 2nd kiosk and 7th shop here in Doha. Villagio Kiosk is up and running under of course Mohammed’s supervision. I love Villagio. There’s Carrefour, Bershka, Mango (love MNG), LV (newly opened), ALDO, Milano, Lacoste, Claire’s Accessories, Top Shop, River Island, Next, H&M, ProMod, Pre-Natal (ang mahal dito as in! The price of clothes for pregnant women are way to high huh!), Zara and more shops to buy kikay stuffs. Basta maraming shops na pwedeng pagpilian. What’s the negative thing? Sobrang layo nga lang talaga ng Villagio. One thing I hate about this mall is that every Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays they close at 11 o’clock pm! OMG! And every Friday, we open 1:30pm to 11am. Not used of working early on Fridays kasi all our shops open 3 or 4pm. Friday here in Middle East is like a Sunday in Philippines. What to do yani? We can’t complain to the management and tell them to open late. Carrefour kasi is already open as early as 8am so they advised all tenants to open early. Sheesh! What more during Ramadan (Fasting Month for Muslims)?

·          We have a good start though for Villagio Sales. Showtime is up and running, though mobile sold are not that high. We still have Carrefour as our biggest opponent for selling cheap mobiles.

·          And like before, still in a mood on shifting to a new career after giving birth (same lines as ever… hehehe!) Insha-Allah, I owe everything to Allah.

 

MEET THE PARENTS ADVENTURE – PART 2

·          It’s confirmed! We’re flying to Philippines on July 1. Daddy and Mommy are so excited that as early as now they are keeping everything tidy as possible. Ngayon palang sinasabihan ko na sila na mag-ayos syempre. So many “kalat” kasi. Philippines, here we come!

 

BLOG LIFE

·          Thinking slowly if I’ll sign up with web hosting or what. I find it expensive kasi. Ewan! We’ll see… I need more resources kasi.

 

So that’s it for now, need to update my links next time. I’m way behind Ms Yen’s QOTW – my goodness! I have so much PAD entries, wish ko lang ma-upload ko siya. Insha Allah by Monday (off to work), I’ll be able to update everything quickly.

 

Take Care blog friends!

Hi everyone! I really feel sorry for being out of the blue for a while. I’m trying my best to create a post but then I feel so so lazy that sometimes I just want to sleep whenever I get home. Though of course, I’ve been visiting blogs of my mentors and tried commenting every once in a while. I’ve missed a lot of tags from others and again I’m really sorry guys for not having the chance to answer back for it.

 

Well here goes the stories about:

 

PREGNANCY UPDATES

·          I’m on my 9th week. I’m telling you the first 2mos of my pregnancy was a disaster! Aside from experiencing morning sickness, shucks! I’ve been craving for foods a lot. I was craving for strawberries during the 1st month and yoghurt. Then it stopped suddenly. After that, I want meals with tomato sauce like Mechado, Spaghetti or even anything with white sauce like Carbonara or Ginataang Manok. I hate bbq Chicken or anything that was cooked that way. What else? The other night, I was craving for cotton candy, hahaha! Siguro dahil pink.

·          I changed my OB. My friend who got pregnant advised me to go see her OB. Visited him last 1st week of April and finally able to see our bundle of joy by 8wks thru 3D Ultrasound. Was so happy that time. I felt like crying pero pinigil ko kasi nakakahiya eh, hehehe!

·          I still feel so grumpy every now and then and super super tamad kong kumilos. I don’t know how to explain it pero super lazy ako especially with cooking. I always fight with hubby since we moved in to our new place I don’t feel like cooking. What to do? He feels grumpy at the same time. Feeling ko nga sometimes I like to hop over him tulad ng sabi ng iba so that he’ll be the one na maglihi instead of me para maranasan nya yung nararamdaman ko, hehehe! Pero you know, he’ll be happy to do it if it will make me feel okay 😀

·          I’m still drinking my Folic Acid as prescribed by my first OB. I’m kinda watching over my sugar level since recently super taas ng sugar test ko. The nurse in the clinic said that it’s natural for pregnant women to have high sugar during pregnancy. It’s very common daw since the body of the woman is in change. I owe everything to Allah to make everything normal, insha Allah.

·          By November, I’m planning to bring my ever loving mother in order to support me after giving birth. “Mom knows best” as they say. Insha Allah, everything will turn out by His will.

 

HUBBY & ME UPDATES

·          It’s our 1st year anniversary this coming Saturday 19th of April. Hubby planned not to go out with his friends to play Counter Strike on Sunday just because he wants to stay with me, oh really? I’m so blessed to have the most understanding person with me right now. Though there are really some things we can’t get along with – in the end LOVE CONQUERS all.

 

NEW COZY PLACE

·          We moved in to our new place last March 27th so it was another thing stopping me for blogging. Aside from arranging all the stuffs eh our new place doesn’t have that enough space like before, so it was a hard time for me to place all our things together. We need to sell our tv and we bought a new one so that we’ll be able to hang it on the wall. Hubby spends a lot for this place since we bought all the furniture in it. We were leaving in a fully furnished flat before that’s why half of our savings was spent just to fill in the things we need for the new place. We’re still leaving with ate Heyam and husband + baby Feras. It makes our little place cozy and peaceful though it’s so small talaga. Hahaha! Imagine that we don’t have a dining table! Yup yup yup, we’re all eating in our very own sala/dining room. We’re using the center table as our dining table and sometimes we do the tradition Arabic way w/c is sitting on the floor, hehehe!

·          We have WIFI access here in our new place w/c is another good thing. We save a lot because of this. Though hubby can’t resist signing up with Showtime Satellite TV so to prevent us from watching repeatetive movies in free to air channels. So addicted with Style Network since we got Showtime, hehehe! What to do? All girls like watching wedding stories, wedding proposals and most of all dressing up good right? Besides, that’s what this channel is for anyway 😉

 

WORK

·          We have a new kiosk that will soon open within the following days. Unfortunately, I’m assigned to that location together with my recent supervisor w/c is so far from where we leave right now. It’s like halfway already. It usually takes me what 10 to 15mins going to work, and now it will take me 30mins or more just to get to Villagio. Though there’s a service that will pick me up but imagine the grace period. The service right now is arriving 30mins before my duty, but with the new work place – it will be earlier of course.

·          I’m still hanging on with the decision of shifting to a new career after giving birth. Unless something fortunate happens in the future.

 

MEET THE PARENTS ADVENTURE – PART 2

·          It was well discussed that we’ll have our leave this coming July to Philippines. Hubby will finally see the wonders of my home country. We were setting up not to continue with the vacation but hubby said that next year we’ll go back to Syria for our holiday to see his family – it suddenly made me realized that by saying that, it will make me see Pinas by 2010! MY GOD! I said to myself. It’s a big NO NO! So I was certain to continue with the first plan. We were supposed to come home by October after Ramadan, but since I’ll be giving birth by November and due to Airline restrictions, we have to leave before September. August is not a good month to spend our journey due to rainy season. Hubby might not enjoy his visit, so we opt to go this July. We still have time to save enough (I dearly hope).

·          Since we’re planning to go for our short journey, ever since 1st week of April my mind is all set up to check the net where to bring hubby. Was planning to bring him to the ff:

o         Tagaytay Highlands

o         Enchanted Kingdom

o         Ocean Park (first time also)

o         Mall of Asia (my first time again, hihihi!)

o         SM Malls (what to do? I want to see him how many malls we have right now comparing to Syria noh!)

o         Puerto Gallera (our major trip)

o         Malacañang? Hahaha! Dream on Jhari!

o         Bar/Disco hopping? Nope! Cannot be carry one by one. Alcohol’s not included on our list eh. And if ever I will

There are so many places I want to bring him. I can’t even think where to start since we’ll only have what 20 days for our vacation. Hubby has other plans with the remaining days kasi. If you have any suggestions since it’s been a while since my last visit to Pinas, I will be very very grateful for it. As in, really!

 

BLOG LIFE

·          I’m beginning to be depressed with wordpress ha. Just because I’m using a free account does it mean that I can’t load up any html codes or blog things on my side bar/ widget? I can’t even set up a simple cbox on it w/c make me think twice of shifting back to blogspot again. How much ba to spend on a paid domain in a year? I don’t want to lose all my previous post just because of the kikay stuff I want to add up, so please I need your help on this again. I’m so slow with this things and I’m a newbie with it, so please advise 🙂

 

FRIENDSHIP

·          I lost track of my berks back home. I pray that they are ALL doing well. I still remember them every once in a while. Happy moments, sad moments, kikay moments and gimik moments. Do you think they still remember me? Hehehe! Tao lang po na nagiisip. Sana marunong din silang umalala diba? Tamaan wag magagalit. You know who you are, miss ko na kayo!

 

FAMILY UPDATES

·          Back home, they are now preparing themselves for the big vacation in 2mos time. Mommy said that they will let me and hubby sleep in their room instead of sleeping in my room since my bed is only good for one person. Instead of buying a big bed, they will let us sleep nalang in the master bedroom since hubby’s planning to buy an AC. Takot sa lamok at init kasi. My goodness!

·          My brother in law’s back in the Philippines since his luck in Riyadh Saudi was not on his side. Aside from receiving late salaries, they are not paying his overtime as well and they are being treated badly by their chief. Might as well go home nalang at least kasama pa nya family nya thru thick and thin. Though it will be a big impact since my nephew and niece are on their college years right now. As much as I wanted to help them financially, I can’t. Hubby can support me all the way but the salary I’m having right now is enough to support my parents and to have a little saving for me and hubby. That’s why I’m praying that somehow my BIL’s resume will push thru so that he can work here in Qatar with me. I don’t want my pamangkins to stop studying by June. Insha Allah, in His will.

 

Well, so far I’ve updated everything I need to say. I guess my next topic will be my pending QOTWs of Ms Yen. Hehehe! I think I’m 4 days behind the schedule already. Hehehe! Ciao for now!

I’m a little bit scared about this free cup of coffee huh! This afternoon when I was reading mails in the shop, a guy working from Starbucks gave me this cup of hot café latte. I insist not taking it since I don’t like the looks of it. Aside from being shy (totoo yun ha!), I’m beginning to be uncomfortable with it. He told me that his supervisor gave this for me. I said that it was not that cold so I don’t need a drink, but he said it’s for free. Shucks! What to do? I accepted the coffee anyway. 

I’m beginning to wonder, does his supervisor knows that I’m married? I presumed he knows about it already since a few months ago, I bought from him this best buy city mugs of Starbucks with Lebanon on it since Sweetie’s from that country. It appears that, the supervisor of Starbucks is Lebanese too – coincidence huh? Well, he has to stop this free coffee thing since I’m starting to be a little bit uncomfortable and annoyed.

I like free stuff though, who doesn’t? But free for no agreement or any malicious things ha. I hope that this will be the last coz I respect that guy so much. All of his staff said that he’s a hard working person and I can see that myself. He’s in fact not the supervisor, he’s the Area Manager. But still, he’s working the same with all the staff – uuuy! Binibida! Wag gawan ng malisya, hehehe!

Anyway, thanks again for the coffee. Next time ulit? Joke! 😆 

The other day when I was at work, the starbucks manager asked me if I was feeling cold, I replied by saying “SUPER!” – it was really chillin’ inside the mall. The weather outside was terrible coz it was like raining for 2 consecutive days and the wind was like it will blow off your face. I wrapped myself around while standing in the kiosk when Sir (I just know him by face, no idea what his name is) approached me and said “Hey Mary, here you go… warm yourself up!”  owww! How thoughtful naman ni Sir.

So there you go, my White Mocca for this month. Sa uulitin po… 😆 Strangers are not that bad afterall…

This year we had so much fun for our Xmas 2007. Last year there wasn’t even a host, this year we were able to prepare games and thanks God Ronald was available to host the party.

The food though was not enough for all; I guess our company’s getting bigger na rin. But never the less we’re all happy and we had so much fun. Diana’s in charge with the playoffs. Everybody contributed to give gifts and guess what? All flats all set a dance number. No excuses! Buti nalang live out na kami ni ate Heyam (preggy at 6mos) otherwise pati kami makikisayaw! Hahaha! J ang cute cute ng mga dance presentation nila that my Canon cam run out of memory – was forced to delete some files tuloy. Yours truly became “the” official photographer and videographer tuloy! Bad trip! Most of the pictures eh out ako. Hmmph! Di bale, I like to do that naman because somehow I can practice my wannabe-photographer. 

Enough of the kwentos, I’ll leave you with oodles of pictures. Picture says a thousand words as they say 😉

This was us last year 2006. I was looking for a good shot but can’t seem to find out kasi lahat busy kakakanta ng PINOY AKO last year eh, hahaha! See me with me long hair? Ate Heyam and I were still single that time, haay! Time flies so fast. Now we’re both married na and in 3mos now, she’ll be a mommy too.

The girls of Starlink: Diana, ate Verna, ate Heyam, Me, ate Carol and Joy

Christmas with our little xmas tree

The boys: Eric, Abed, kuya Joms, kuya Gio, kuya Gelo, Fadi, kuya Ruel and Ronald.

Me and kuya Jomar was choosen to play PINOY HENYO, and syempre we got the word and won!

My MOMMY for this year, ate Felly and thanks for the gifts! Another set of perfume and a small pillow. The pillow’s with Angel already and of course, sweety’s in contrast with the idea. He said that soon we’ll have blankets inside the car and we’ll sleep in it, hahaha! Eh gusto ko kasi all the people who will ride Angel will feel cozy, right? 😉

And my BABY for this year is Ronald – the host/singer of our party

Lastly, hubby will not be left behind with his crazy friend Wael who exchange gifts with this bottle of soft drinks.

More pictures at multiply site. 

Hope you all had a cheerful Christmas like us!

Happy Eid to everyone! 

Me and hubby woke up today with a great smile on our faces because we know that we have all the day to celebrate Eid Adha and to be with our friends at work. After a year of working, this became a special day to all of us since we’re all off from work. Thanks God Mr.Slim allowed us to do so.

The rest of the gang was at the beach when we came since we woke up so late already. I don’t have plans to go swimming anyway because of the cold weather, so I suggest coming over the beach late instead. Good thing I was able to take some photos. These are all the girls of Starlink. Ate felly and Joy’s not here though… sayang! Di bale, next Eid ulit.

The view was nice so I might as well practice my photography wannabe again with of course sweety as the subject. Behind are the buildings along the Corniche. Hi-Rise Towers of Doha.

 

Syempre di ata papahuli ang inyong lingkod. Ehem! Your’s truly!

After a long day at the beach, we all decided to go home and continue with our sleep… zzzzzzzzzzz!

That’s all for today! Till next Eid! Kulam-wa-antom-Bakher!   

Who would ever believe that someone will steal phones inside a close cabinet? Yesterday morning when I came to the kiosk my supervisor told me to count the units inside one of our cabinets. Motorola and Sony Ericsson units are inside. When I made an inventory, I found out that there are 2 missing mobiles. My Goodness! I informed him immediately with the said lost phones and I called the attention of the security in charge to ask who was the duty officer the night before. Lots of questions was asked like “are you sure you left the cabinets closed and locked up?” — it’s an SOP for all staff to double check the locks before leaving the kiosk at night, otherwise any lost items will be accountable to the staff. We’re very much particular with the locks because we all try to avoid discrepancies with our stocks.

Informing the police by this time will be of help, but one of our managers suggest to forward the complain to the admin office of the Mall first.

Sweety and I was talking about it last night. We could have informed the police so that they can trace the IMEI’s of the phone so as to detect their locations. I wish it’s that easy 😦 If it’s possible, then I hope they can catch whoever stole the units and be punished — bitter 😆