Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #20

Dear Me,

It's time to be up again with other T13eers. Since I've been a pregnant housewife-cum-homebody, I terribly miss a lot of things I had been enjoying when I was still single and not bulging. =)

graphic courtesy of Chaotic Home

Thirteen Things I
Truly, Madly, Deeply Miss

  1. I miss devouring these chocolates without so much feeling guilty for the unborn baby or being reprimanded by my hubby, my mom or my OB. I had to sneak out a bar from my hubby everytime we do our monthly grocery. In truth, I can finish all these in one sitting.

  2. I miss playing billiards with hubby and some good friends. I can't visit a billiards bar because most of the time, the place is too crowded with people wanting to smoke. Besides, how can I play 8-ball or 9-ball with my bulging tummy? Hehehe.

  3. I miss eating this salmon order from Teriyaki Boy. It was my first time then and during my early pregnancy days, I developed a dislike for Japanese cuisine and their restaurants, though TB may not be considered an authentic Japanese resto.

  4. I miss my cluttered work station at the office. This is how I work best and how things easily gets done, more than anyone can imagine. The messiness provides the boost (aside from my cups of coffee) I need to accomplish my work.

  5. I miss this "pritchon" from Charlie's. Usually, the office orders this cutie, mini-lechon plus various tasty dips everytime we have celebrations. We had this during my office farewell.

  6. I miss the dinner get-togethers or coffee hook-ups with some good buddies of mine. When you're pregnant, it's hard to leave the house on your own and travel all the way to your meeting place. Plus, the fact that the food you're gonna smell or order may not be so palatable to your taste or maybe too revolting for your heightened sense of smell. That will certainly be embarassing.

  7. I miss gulping cups of brewed coffee or latte, mocha or caramel frappucino either from Bo's Coffee Club or Starbucks. Having caffeine in the system of a pregnant woman is not good for the baby.

  8. I miss my frequent but brief vacation getaways to Baguio, the country's summer capital. I love walking up and down, checking the stalls and stores along Session Road. I miss the cold air and the feeling of being free in a place where nobody knows me at all.

  9. I miss having lunches and dinners at this quaint resto near our office called Casita De Viman. I love the ambiance of this place. I love the combination of dining my favorite seafood order and having a good, hearty chat with someone (a friend, officemate or a date like my hubby...hehehe).

  10. I miss packing up this mountaineering bag of mine. It was my 3rd acquisition and had proven dependable. Maybe, I will be using this again in a few months' time. Who knows?

  11. I miss this type of celebration in the office. If it's someone's birthday, we have a cake and a couple of kodak moments. This photo was during my birthday and I had my favorite mango torte cake.

  12. I miss my brother, Jeff. He is currently based in Abu Dhabi as a cost planning (civil) engineer. Although we usually chat with him every Friday night, I still prefer to feel his presence in the house. If I am to describe my brother in one word, the word "diplomatic" comes to mind.

  13. I miss these three (3): mountainclimbing, mountainclimbing at Pico De Loro, mountainclimbing with my boyfriend-turned-hubby, Dex. Why? I love this sport. It was in a climb in Pico De Loro where I met Dex. Some love story we have. Hehehe.

    I miss the sweltering heat during the day, the blasting coldness during the night. I miss the difficulties in climbing any mountains and love catching the setting of the sun from the top. I love seeing, smelling, hearing and feeling the beauty of God's creations. I bask with joy all throughout.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Emmyrose
2. Bloggers
3. Dragonheart
4. Mom not Mum
5. tanabata
6. spyscribbler
7. Shan
8. Helena
9. Nyla
10. Nicholas
11. Robin
12. Jen
13. Kara

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Emmyrose said...

Hi Ivan,

I feel your post :) Happy TT!

Bloggers said...

Great post.

my 13 is up on

Dragonheart said...

I can see why you miss all those things, but I'm sure it's all worth it for the baby!

Mom not Mum said...

Aww too bad you are missing some of those things but baby will be worth it.

tanabata said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I can understand why you're missing all those things but you'll be able to do them again. :)

spyscribbler said...

Aawwww, I hope you can do them all again! But maybe they'll be replaced with something far better ...

Happy TT!

Shan said...

Thanks for swinging by earlier!

I do not have any children (yet), but many of my friends have had babies...and I can tell you that chocolate and coffee were the two huge things that they missed. You will enjoy them soon enough!

Helena said...

You will have just a short time before you will be doing them all again and showing your little one the pictures and a day will come that they join in on the hikes. That roasted pig thou- UCK,,,don't show the baby that one. Great TT!

Nyla said...

I understand perfectly how much you miss all those things. I had to give up quite a lot of things during the months when I was pregnant with my son a couple of years back. (until now I still have almost zero social life) But I do not understand why the restriction on chocolates? As long as you do not over-eat, it shouldn't be such a big problem. I loved chocolates but during my pregnancy, chocolates make me nauseous. Thanks for dropping by my site.

Nicholas said...

I see a Toblerone in that first photo. MMmm!

Robin said...

I'm a big believer in moderation during pregnancy (and breastfeeding). I didn't give up coffee or chocolate, I was just reasonable when it came to quantities.

Hang in there, soon you'll have a whole new list of things you've given up (eating hot food, sleeping, going out to a movie...) and it will ALL be worth it.

Judie said...

Hi, Ivan! I really love reading your posts. And I have to say, I'm amazed that we have a lot in common and this list said a lot about them--- well, I'm hoping to be a Mommy soon and mountainclimbing has been in my to-do list so I guess they still count.

I will pray that you'll have a very safe delivery and that you'll be happy always (ang sappy 'no? Pero it's true).

Jen said...

thanks for visiting my blog
you wont be preggy forever
maybe you could visit work from time to time
and soon youll be making wonderful memories with your new little one

Kara said...

I understand completely....

Thanks for visiting my blog.

ivan said...

[to all T13eers] - thank you for visiting and commenting! :)

[judie] - thanks a lot. kakatuwa naman. :) goodluck to you for being a soon-to-be-mom and we can probably climb together one of these days, (in the near future, i mean). =)

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