Monday morning madness

Just wanted to check in real quick and say HELLO FELLOW MONSTERS OUT THERE! 🙂

Few things: Saw this on Facebook and it is truer than anything I’ve read about motherhood ever.

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So so so true.

Also, for those who love breakfast as much as I do, please click through this link and drool with me: http://www.buzzfeed.com/suzefigs/19-breakfast-sandwiches-that-will-change-your-life-9ynr?bffbfood

Damn you Buzzfeed! How I love and hate you simultaneously for showing all these things of note!!! *shakes fist at screen*

And lastly, a little music for us all to get the day going. I love this lady, Ms. Badkiss, who is a killer DJ from the Philippines. Check her mix and page in SoundCloud.  Here is something to start you off 🙂 https://soundcloud.com/badkiss/badgirlbump-2

Cheers everyone and Happy Monday!!

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Things I found interesting on the Internet today

Every day I find weird, interesting, informative and just downright nutso links that I share on my Facebook wall. A friend last night told me to make these into a blog entry. So here I am, about to post stuff that may or may not blow your mind.

I am an unabashed Anglophile that loves the BBC’s Sherlock Holmes series set in the present day. I love Benedict Cumberbatch, and think he is one smooth if a little cheeky mofo. I dig Shakespeare to no end, and have a 6 book collection that has all his works. I even once, back in the day, was in a Shakespearean play, with accent and everything. SO this, THIS just makes me want to get on a flight to England, STAT.   http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/benedict-cumberbatch-hamlet?mbid=social_facebook

I love to travel, but I hate and am terrified of flying; more so now because of the tragedy of the Malaysian flight.  This didn’t help matters either: http://viralquake.com/2014/03/24/30-pilots-and-flight-attendants-confess-the-best-kept-secrets-you-dont-know-about-flying/

Neil Gaiman and ghost stories. All I have to write as a description to this awesome blog….and I really do wish I was there: http://blog.ted.com/2014/03/21/neil-gaiman-tells-ghost-stories-late-in-the-night-at-ted2014/

Because some of my friends have nothing better to do than make puns. Elaborate ones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czrESZMiCO4

For my fellow mamas out there who are trying to get their little ones, especially the littlest of the little ones, to bed, this may help:  http://sg.theasianparent.com/will-a-massage-help-my-baby-sleep/   I will be trying this on my baby soon.

Check out my officemate’s blog. If you’re a fan of SPOTIFY, Coke has brought this in!  You can now stream music! Get a free account from Coke 😉 So far, it’s been awesome for me: http://jsncruz.com/coke-fan-spotify-philippines/#.UzK3A87Bdyw

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand finally, I will admit to my musical guilty pleasure. I love Katy Perry, and though this song is playing everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE, I really do like it 🙂

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday :)

So last week started with a BANG!

We ended and started the week off going out of the country to watch the Rolling Stones.  Yes, we know, it is a bit of an expense, but because we booked early and tried to get the best bang out of our bucks, we got some pretty good deals for the trip. If there was one with we splurged on it was our first meal, in Din Tai Fung.  Wow. We had those truffled Xiao Long Baos, which were AMAZING, and the roe filled ones that were so rich I honestly do not know how I stood up at the end of the meal without toppling over.  There was also a vegetable and pork dumpling that was reminiscent of the spicy wonton in Mein San in Greenhills (a FAVE), which was DELISH and was of course better.  But I will always love me some Mien San.

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spicy cucmber

vegetable and pork spicy dumpling

Vegetable and pork spicy dumpling (mien san like)

Roe Xiao Long Bao

Roe Xiao Long Bao

truffle Xiao Long Bao

THE truffle Xiao Long Bao

But wait. Back to the Stones.  So we get to Hong Kong, and meet up with our couple friends who were there.  We went around with the wifey as the husband was coming in that night.  So we went exploring and figured out how far the MTR was from our hotel.  Because I am still breastfeeding my son (well breast pumping more like) I did my momma duties before venturing out into the city.  The concert was the next day in Macau.

The concert and the build up to the concert which slowly gained momentum in the months prior, all the way to seeing everyone there, was just…..EXCITING! We all had such a great time, the Stones were on top form, and I am now suffering from a funky back ache that I will blame on my hubby’s and my “Amazing Race-like” power walk/run through the ferry of Macau to HK and then through the MTR to the airport.  We saw our friends, at one point or another because they were just all in different groups and everyone was just EVERYWHERE!  There was even a group on Facebook with a bunch of us on there talking about where to eat, what to see and of course THE ROLLING STONES.

setlist from mike

Set List Man he calls himself

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Our view out of our hotel window: The Rolling Stones’ airplane

From our seats!!!

From our seats!!!

WOOOHOOO!!!!

WOOOHOOO!!!!

I don't know if you can see it, but on the big screen is CHARLIE WATTS!!! :)

I don’t know if you can see it, but on the big screen is CHARLIE WATTS!!! 🙂

Long story short: this is the trip that showed me that 4 grand daddies can out-party, out groove and outlast a 35 year old.  And that I am just out of shape, and need to get back some sort of routine that involves me producing sweat.

RIP to L’Wren Scott.  Just got word that the Australian leg of their tour is postponed til further notice, understandably.  Such sad news.

At the First

Hullo cyberspace! It is great to be here, wonderful of you to stop by, and all that jazz.

To start: I am no where near qualified to write about what I am going to write about.  The reason why I put up this blog is so that it can act as some sort of repository of things I’ve gone through, specifically in the household and family areas of life.  I do not claim to be an advocate, nor do I endorse one or a certain way of thinking of any kind.  I am not here to preach but to discuss as openly as I allow myself things that I have learned, discovered, gone through and have perplexed me in the hope that this may help others, or inspire others, or to actually just make people laugh and/or think.  In my mind, there is no real “RIGHT WAY” of doing this, there is only the right thing for you.  This seems the right thing for me.  So here I am, writing, doodling, freestyling off a virtual page.  Well, there’s THAT and also there is the excuse to flex my editing and writing skillz, if any.  So, here I go.  I guess place to start is the beginning and telling you the skinny about myself.

I am a mother, a new one with my little punk being almost 4 months old as of this writing.  My partner in life and I were thrilled and TADA! We became a tribe 🙂  I titled this as The Domesticated Drummer because I am a drummer who has, um, been domesticated.  But see, if any of my friends were to see this, they would probably say, “You’ve always been domesticated”, as I always had a tendency to bake and become Laura Ingalls Wilder, or Ina Garten.  Indeed a few years back, when I decided to reread ALL of the “Little House” books, I had grand ideas of making my own jam and butter; as well as attempt to pickle things for winter…..but see, we don’t have a winter here in the tropics, so I had to let that dream slide for realistic ones such as figuring out where I can get a next gig.

That being said, I still love my rock n’roll. I will always love my rock n’roll, and music of any kind.  I will always love my tattoos, my drinks, and my live music.  Always.  I don’t think I will ever really get bored watching live acts, or be part of a band or anything to do with music.  I will always love a great rhythm, the sound of the floor tom, the RRRRRRRAT-TAT-TAT! a good crisp snare can make, the “TING!” of a awesome ride cymbal and the thump of a well toned kick drum.  I’ve even had a stint as posing as a DJ and playing a few gigs here and there across the metro.  They were fun, but I have accepted that I will never really be as good as those who are really into it, and I should just stick to beating / pounding things with sticks.  With the way my son is going, he and I could soon do duets on our pots and pans at home with his dad on his guitar.  Currently, I am starting a new band (fingers crossed) with a bunch of friends of mine, but I’ll leave that to another entry to fully unfold.  I promise, it will be a fun story.  Or at least FUN-NY.

I am an aspiring cello player.  I have a cello that has been gathering dust (I’m so sorry Bowie) and which needs my attention.  One of the resolutions I have this year, is to pick up the bow and practice.  I just need to tune the darn thing.  And get back to lessons.

And on top of it all, I will always love to write.  What better way to marry all these things than put up a blog?

So here I am, hat in hand, trying my hand out in this blogging thing.  Should be interesting to see what I can wrangle up and if people will actually find any of this interesting.  Nonetheless, I’ll keep posting and see how far this goes.

I wonder if this can serve as a record to aliens, or if the future USes will look back and use this as research to how we lived our lives in the early 21st century.  What a trip!  And I’m pretty sure this will be too! 🙂