the tale of mister nailcutter

I cut my baby’s nails once a week. It was easier back then, when she was so small, she can barely lift anything except her head. Now, the struggle is real. hahaha.

when she started learning how to crawl, whenever, I would cut her nails, I’ll just distract her and count one through ten in English, Filipino and Arabic, she would listen intently during those times and alas! I have already finished!

the other day, I find it so difficult to make her sit still for me to be able to start cutting her long nails. I started doing the counting thing but it’s wasn’t working anymore. I even gave her stuff to play with but she ends up throwing those things in my face. And then suddenly, I said, hold it and she was startled, (with a weird sounding voice) “Hello Pia! I am Mr. Nailcutter! I am very very hungry! May I eat your nails?”   she started giggling and she gave out her hands willingly. (with a weird voice again) Ho, ho, ho! I am Mr. Nailcutter and I eat nails for dinner!” and then goes the giggling again.

that was one of a hell experience, I’m wondering what technique should I do next time. hahaha on a second thought, I could do her nails while she was sleeping but I’ll be sleeping too so no no no. Ill just think of another story to tell hahaha.




isa na akong ganap na

callcenter, hahahaha

yan ang sabi nung isa kong katrabaho na 1st timer sa bpo pagkapick-up ng headset niya sa kabilang bldg. 😈

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ahem ako din pala, hahaha hala sige tawag lang ng tawag, Dios mio, wala pa kong isang linggo na nagccalls namamaos na ko. hahahaha instabalik sa back office process 😈

PH proud moments

alam kong nagtrending ang kabayan nating si ms. Hidilyn Diaz sa silver medal na nakuha niya sa Olympics (isang malaking Congratulations!) pero hindi talaga ako nakamove-on sa sa kwentuhan sa UV Express na nasakyan ko kagabi dahil nanalo ang TNC laban sa OG sa International Dota 2016 tournament. One step closer sila sa Championship! Hindi ko din kinaya ang sinabi ni kuyang “may future sa dota” hahaha hala sige ipromote ang e-sports pa more but be responsible please! (arte much?)


I’m no hardcore gamer but I used to play Dota and other online games too. Kung alam ko lang na posibleng kumita ng 400 million USD sa dota sana tumambay na lang ako sa computer shop kesa nag-aral ng nursing hahaha etchos 😈

a glimpse of my day


supposedly, this photo would sum up what happened in my entire day today but I forgot to include taking my baby’s newborn screening results.

I’m glad to share that my baby’s NBS is normal! Thank goodness! I can relax for now.

Oppps! I forgot I can’t relax just yet. My baby’s having the side effects of the vaccine. She’s got fever and has been very fussy since she got the shot. I’ve been told to do cold compress in the afternoon and warm compress in the evening. I already gave her paracetamol to manage her pain and fever. I hope she’ll be okay tomorrow. 🙏

what’s in my hospital bag?

When you’re on your third trimester, all you could think about was when you’re going to see your little angel. However, when your labor and delivery is fast approaching, all you could think about was how fast it (time and your pregnancy) went.


I went to my OB yesterday and was told I was good to go. I’m already 37 weeks and she said I could deliver anytime soon. I’m so excited to see my little one that I have been packing and unpacking my baby’s diaper bag and my hospital bag for the longest time. I’ve been browsing the net to get a ☑ list for stuff that I’ll be needing for my pre&post labor and delivery and for my baby.

For reference, I have used MommyPracticality blog’s hospital bag checklist though I added some stuff suitable to my preference.

🏥 bag checklist


  • Admitting paper/Prenatal journal/ultrasound copies/laboratory test results
  • Philhealth form
  • Philhealth ID
  • PhilHealth contribution certificate
  • Identification Cards (for mom and dad to be)
  • ATM (Debit card)
  • Cash

For me

  • 1 pack maternity pads
  • 1 Robe (just in case you would need to roam around and you don’t want to look like a hubadera wearing the hospital gown)
  • 1 nursing cover (I got mine from Bloom which is available from all leading SM department stores)
  • Underwear
  • 2 nursing bra (I bought mine from Sana, I got it long back when I was still in UAE)
  • 2-3 pairs breastpads (I bought a washable one from SM department store)
  • Nursing pillow (I got mine from Bloom as well)
  • 2 pairs of socks (I read somewhere that you’ll feel a little cold after labor)
  • Extra shirts
  • Going home outfit
  • Slippers
  • Towel
  • Toiletries (wipes, toilet papers, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, facial wash, petroleum jelly, alcohol, cologne)
  • Eyeglasses
  • Pain relief cream

For baby

  • Baby go-to diaper bag (I got mine from Juniors)
  • Disposable diapers (1 pack)
  • 2-3 sets tie-side clothes /kimonos with snap closure
  • Baby towels
  • Baby receiving blanket
  • 2-3 pairs of pants
  • 2-3 pairs of bonnets, mittens and booties
  • Small feeding bottle and formula milk (just in case I won’t be able to express milk immediately)
  • 1 pack baby wetwipes
  • Burp cloth/bib

For daddylabs

  • Changing clothes
  • Snacks
  • Mobile phone and charger

I hope the list above will suffice for a neophyte mom like me. I’m excited and a little bit nervous at the same time! Wish me luck!

P.S. I’ll post my hospital bag picture next time. 😉




perstaym ko mainterbyu online, oo, kanina lang, mga 30 minutes ago. nag-aapply kasi kong virtual assistant. kung tatanungin niyo ako kung paano maging VA, aba eh never ko pa nga nasubukan kaya ayan apply apply din lalo madaming tambay time. ang ganda nung nag-interbyu sakin kanina, mukhang beauty queen. Diana ang name niya from Lisboa Portugal, recruitment firm sila parang head hunter. ayun, natapos naman ng matiwasay ang interview. narealize ko pang-ilang interview ko na ba to sa buong buhay ko?hahaha. walang kamatayang “tell me something about yourself?”, “why do you want to apply for this job?”, why do you think you’re qualified for this job”, etc etc. so do you think I nailed it? ewan. hindi siguro. ayokong umasa, hahaha, feeling ko kasi parang joke lang mga sagot ko. nagtataka nga ako paano ako natanggap sa mga previous jobs ko, hahaha. anyways, sabi ni ms. Diana, she’ll contact me within the next 2 weeks if I got the job; however, if she doesn’t, edi yun na un, babay, next job application please.

nagsisimula pa lang ang 2016, andami ko nang first. first FBS at OGTT. first footscrub, first online interview, first baby! (oo due date ko na next month so first sabak sa madrama at pasakit na labor and delivery stage ng first time mom) hahay kakaoverwhelm. pero sana makeribels ko. at sana makayanan ko ang mga susunod pang mga first.