Saturday, December 23, 2017

Season's Greetings! 🎄

Goodbye Autumn 🍂, Hello Winter ❄️!

The first snow has fallen, FALL is at an end. The leaves are almost gone, WINTER has begun. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

My SuperNeo

He said he wanted to feel like a real superhero for Halloween.
So we transformed into villains that he could defeat to win.
What he doesn't know is that he doesn't have to prove a thing.
He doesn't even need a costume to do something.

It is said that a superhero is someone who saves the day.
A unique being with truly amazing and superhuman ways.
One who has the ability to conquer hearts like no other.
And make a difference in the world with a snap of a finger.

If only he knew that he could brighten up even my darkest days.
That the amazing way his mind works is superhuman in a way.
That he charmed his way into my heart from the very first day.
And that he made me see the world in a brand new way.

But for now, I will keep up the charade and dress him up with a cape.
Until the incredible truth about "who he really is" finally takes shape.
Soon, he would realize he doesn't need the suit of any superhero.
Because from the day he was born, he has always been my SuperNeo.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I Will Never Forget

I will never forget the day I first met you.
I will never forget the sound of your first cry like you're announcing it's "you".
I will never forget that after so much pain, comes the absolute joy of holding you.
I will never forget how you snuggled against me like we're meant to be when I first hugged you.
I will never forget the day I first saw you smile and realized just how much I love you.
I will never forget the cute way you first said "Mama" that I just had to kiss you.
I will never forget your very first step that gave me a clue that I will forever be chasing you.
I will never forget how I cried on your first day at school because I just couldn't leave you.

I will never forget how the past seven years have changed quite a lot of things about you.
I will never forget the baby, the toddler, the kid, the future teen and adult...for they are all a part of you.
I will never forget the happy, the funny, the silly, even the sad…for those moments are all with you.

I will never forget how you turned my life around since that wonderful day I first met you.
But years will pass and old age might take away every beautiful memory I have of you.
So, I wrote this poem to remind myself one day that I promised never to forget you.💝

An Ode To Him

Got to enjoy this moment, while in his heart, I'm still the queen.
Somewhere out there, a princess is waiting for him.
Time will come when my heart will certainly break.
For surely, this new girl will try to take my place.
I guess that is fine, for forever, I cannot stay.
I can only hope she'll love him in the same way.
But for now, let me freeze this moment and adore that smile.
Because I still can't believe that he is all mine. 💖

Remembering Papa

He was gone so young, only 43. 
Sometimes, I still long for a fun ride in his red car, like a child. 
I also wonder how happy and proud he would have been if he had met his grandsons and granddaughters. 
Often, I would think of him when I look in the mirror...because I do look a lot like him.
And then, there are occasions like this that remind me of him, like he was just beside me yesterday.
He's gone...but in my heart, he lives. ❤

Friday, April 12, 2013

Astronaut Ice Cream

Every kid has had this dream of becoming an astronaut one day. Our young minds made this exploit seem so plausible at that time. But that's until we grow up and realize that getting hit by a lightning is an easier endeavor than achieving the opportunity to fly at an altitude of 100 kilometers (62 miles), a skill that separates astronauts from professional, commercial and military flyers.

In fact, as of June 2011, only 654 people in the world were able to accomplish this feat. Of these, only 24 have traveled beyond the Earth's orbit to either the moon's orbit or surface.

This may come as a big blow to a lot of young space dreamers out there, but who knows where we'll be in a decade or so in terms of space exploration. For now, we might as well content ourselves with a bite of some astronaut dessert.

I saw this pack of Astronaut Ice Cream on the sweets rack by the front registers at Old Navy. At first, I thought I wasn't looking at the real deal until I have fully read the description on the packaging. So, I shelled out 4 bucks (less than 200 in Philippine Pesos) for a pack of this novelty, all the while thinking how cheap it is for something that used to be for the exclusive consumption of the world's elite group of cosmonauts.

Astronaut Neapolitan Ice Cream, 4 USD.

The packaging mentioned that this ice cream has been aboard space missions since the early Mercury Missions in 1961 and is still being consumed on NASA missions today. The label also listed a site called where I read that all their products are certified space technology. They also sell online a variety of freeze-dried astronaut fruits and candies on top of their huge selection of ice cream flavors.

Astronaut Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Sandwich, 3.05 USD.
Astronaut Bananas, 2.40 USD.

They even have an Astronaut Beef Stew Space Dinner which I would absolutely like to try.:)

Astronaut Beef Stew Space Dinner, 6.30 USD.

The one I took home was the Neapolitan Ice Cream which is a combination of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors. It's ready to eat and has a calorie content of 120 for a 20g pack.

The contents looked more like pieces of hardened marshmallows but once it reaches your taste buds, you will definitely recognize it's ice cream albeit warm. There's an initial cookie-like texture which turned into a silky consistency as soon as it melts. And though, its rich taste and creaminess is quite enough to satisfy my sweet but mostly curious craving, it still doesn't come close to the marvelous taste of real frozen ice cream.

My son is too young to understand that his generation can now enjoy things that we, adults, used to only dream about as kids. But he posed like he knew how lucky he is, anyway.:)

My little future astronaut.:)

I will definitely take a couple of these space food back home to the Philippines just to give my nephews and nieces something to brag about in school.:) The kids are surely gonna love these.

Oddly enough, indulging in this confection totally made me feel good. It's probably because by buying a pack, I had contributed even if just in a small way to NASA's space exploration program. Or maybe, eating this ice-less ice cream gives me a kick with the realization that when it comes to desserts, we, earthbound earthlings somehow got the better end of the deal.:)

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