early gift

April 10, 2008 at 8:08 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


Iya got an early present today.

This morning kasi her Tito Ruben called, eh pinabayaan ko lang sila mag usap… then when we were having lunch…

Sofia: mama, can you call a taxi?

Me: (bewildered) why?

Sofia: so i can go to tito ruben’s house

Me: no baby, tito ruben said he will go here later

aba eh biglang nag smile ng napakaganda sabay sabi:

“mama, tito ruben will bring my present???”

nalito naman ako… sabay ym kay ruben kung may sinabi ba sya kay iya at naku if he was joking eh iya would be so disappointed kasi pag may sinabi ka sa kanya she’ll remember that! and so a few minutes later, hubby and ruben arrived and when Iya opened the door, Ruben indeed had a gift for her. Ay she dashed sa sofa and opened it really quick. The funny thing was the wrapper was huge, natabunan na yung gift nung wrapper! nalito pa sya san napunta yung laman! lol!! 😀 She was so happy when she saw it was a Heffalump stuffed toy 🙂 It’s bigger than the one she already has so it’s perfect! Now, her heffalump has a mama heffalump just like in the story/movie.


and yes, that’s a mickey mouse tattoo on her knee 😉


lab tests..

April 10, 2008 at 12:46 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Went to Horev Medical Center yesterday to have lab tests done. It’s a good thing I decided to ask first how much the tests cost. We don’t have insurance here. ( I don’t know why hubby’s company didn’t bother to get insurance locally) So anyway my doctor here wanted 11 tests. And imagine my horror when the cashier/receptionist told me that it will cost 2,590 shekels or 29,942.15 pesoses!!!! Ay nanlambot ang tuhod ko!! Imagine, back home someone could’ve given birth with 30k! It is SOOOO expensive here in Israel especially if you don’t have an insurance! I wanted to back out already. I’m going home next month anyway so I can have the tests done there where it is sooo much cheaper. But baby comes first, so we decided to do the 1st 6 tests. (those w/c i deemed were important hehe) We still paid close to 1,000 shekels.

Anyway, a funny thing happened. I went inside the room where they would draw my blood. When the lab technician started to prep me, I suddenly heard Iya say:

“mama, are you okay? don’t worry it’s just a little ouch”

The keyhole of the door was pretty big so Iya could see through. I didn’t know she was still outside the door. The people in the lab all heard her since she said it pretty loud and were all smiling and saying how sweet my daughter was. 🙂

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