Conversations with Raviv Part 7

In just about a month, Raviv will graduate from Pre-K. He and his classmates are really sad about leaving Gymboree, and Raviv is even sadder because we have decided not to send him to Xavier School for kindergarten. What sealed the deal was that the kinder class starts at 7:30 a.m Yes, 7:30! Randy said that it was too early, especially if Raviv would be coming from Los Banos pa. Kawawa naman if he has to be up by 5 a.m. every freaking day. This may be possible if I get preggers this year (yes, I’m finally ready!!!) Because if I do and if it’s as difficult as my pregnancy with Raviv, I have to be in Los Banos more often. The plan is just to transfer him to Xavier after kinder.


Conversation 1: The Snob

So when it was non-negotiable to Randy that Raviv will go to Xavier for kinder, we started scouting for other schools. We first went to inquire at the school where we originally thought Raviv would go (that was before we started working full-blast in Sta. Rosa, so we thought Raviv will definitely go to a school in Los Banos).

In the car after our ocular and talk with the admissions officer…

I: So Raviv, do you want to go to that school?
Raviv: No.
I: Why? It’s a good school.
Raviv: No, ayoko talaga!
I: Why?
Raviv: Because it’s dirty.

Nacacaloca! This school was one of the best in Los Banos, mind you. But Randy said he kinda expected that Raviv won’t like it because the inside of the school was dark, unlike the wide, open spaces of Xavier.


So anyway, let’s hear more of Raviv’s nacacaloca statements. I have to warn you though: some of them are no longer “Awwww”-worthy. Some of them are just dumbfounding statements. And warning: may mga adorably kadiri statements din. Continue reading at your own risk.

Conversation 2: Blast from the Past

This actually took place a long time ago, perhaps at least a year ago, I just forgot to include it in my old Conversations with Raviv posts. Anyway, it was during the time Raviv had runny nose. As in his mucus (aka sipon) was falling down his philtrum (FYI, that’s the part between the nose and the upper lip. Naks, may bago kayong natutunan!) So of course, I got some facial wipes.

I: Raviv, blow your nose. Let’s remove your sipon.
Raviv: OK, ‘Nay. But please don’t remove all of my sipon, OK?
I: Why? We have to remove all of your sipon!
Raviv: You leave a little sipon, kasi it tastes a bit yummy.

Waaah! Don’t say I didn’t warn you! (But admit it or not, there was a point in your life that you actually found the salty taste of your sipon yummy!)


Conversation 3: Secrets

A few weeks before Raviv’s birthday, he made a request.

Raviv: ‘Nay, when I’m already 5 years old I want you to stop calling me, “Ching Ching”, “Karbilette”, “Bing Bing”, “Baby Boy”and other names. Dapat “Raviv”na lang.
(I got sad, because that means he may no longer be my baby soon!!!)
I, with a sad expression on my face: Why Raviv? Why can’t I call you that anymore?
Raviv: I don’t want to tell you.
(This made me sadder. Nagsisikreto na ang baby ko!!!)
I, with a concerned mother expression, with matching hug and eye level contact: Raviv, look at Nanay. Raviv, ‘di ba we love each other? And you know what, mommies and babies don’t have secrets from one another. They tell each other everything.
Raviv, with a look of understanding on his face: OK Nanay. If we tell each other everything, then can you tell me all (everything) about nature?

Ay walastik. Tumigil na ako sa kakakulit kesa I’ll tell him “everything about nature” na ‘yan!


Conversation 4: The Reason

Last December, Raviv had a swell time with my side of the family because after more than a year he was reunited with his cousin (who’s like his sister, actually), Yoona (aka Ate Vi). Yoona may be moving to New Zealand some time soon, and we were talking about visiting her there.

My Mom/Raviv’s Abuelita: Why are you so excited about going to New Zealand, Raviv?
Raviv: Because of snow!
My Mom/Raviv’s Abuelita: Really? What will you do when you see snow?
Raviv: I will poo-poo in the snow! I want to see how poo-poo will look like sa snow.

My gas. Mga pangarap mo sa buhay, Raviv!

Raviv and Yoona last December at Lake Agco


Conversation 5: Raviv’s Concern

One night, Randy and I were lying on the bed, reading. We were both wearing shorts.

Raviv: ‘Tay, why are Nanay’s legs bigger than yours?

And Randy burst out laughing.


Conversation 6: Raviv’s Donation

I promised to bring Raviv with me to my meeting at Manila Polo Club. I told him that while on my meeting, he could go to BeMe and do all kinds of crafts and even be a carpenter. That got him excited. However, our meeting as postponed at the last minute and Raviv was disappointed. So I decided to take Raviv out to lunch instead.

Driver: Ma’am, pahingi po ng bayad sa parking.
I: Naku wala palang laman ang wallet ko! Pa’no ba yan?
Driver: Ma’am kinse lang naman po ang bayad.
I: Eh wala talaga akong pera. Tingnan mo pa wallet ko. Ni piso wala. Ikaw na muna magbayad tapos babayaran ko pagka-withdraw ko.
Raviv, excitedly picking something up from the floor of our van: ‘Nay, here’s one peso. You have money now!

And then our driver and I looked at each other and then laughed together, with Raviv wondering what was so funny. Hehehe


Conversation 7: Still his favourite

Randy loves binging Raviv wherever he goes, especially during long drives. He said Raviv keeps him entertained. The two are so close especially these days, because they talk about boy stuff such as wrestling, animals, superheroes and villains. Randy related this conversation with Raviv as they were driving from Las Pinas to Los Banos. They were talking about Raviv’s favorites.

Tatay: Raviv what’s your favorite bird?
Raviv: The Philippine Eagle.
Tatay: What about your favorite reptile?
Raviv: Snake!
Tatay: Favorite letter?
Raviv: Well it should be “R” for Raviv but it’s actually “S”for Spider-man…
Tatay: Now what’s your favorite mammal?
Raviv: Two. Giraffe and elephant.
Tatay: What’s your favorite insect?
Raviv: Grasshopper.
Tatay: What about amphibian?
Raviv: Frog.
Tatay: Your favorite sea creature?
Raviv: Sea horse.
Tatay: What’s your favorite spider?
Raviv: Radioactive!


Raviv with his Gymboree Sta. Rosa classmates learning about amphibians


Conversation 8: Tropang Trumpo Resureccion

Raviv declared that his new favourite fruit is cantaloupe/melon.  While Randy was feeding him, they started talking about fruits.

Randy:  Raviv, what’s the sweetest fruit?
Raviv: Watermelon?
Randy:  No.  There’s something sweeter than a watermelon.
Raviv:  Uhm, papaya?
Randy:  Nope.  It starts with a letter “M”
(I was expecting Raviv to say mango or melon, but…)
Raviv: Oh.  Mapaya?

Walanjong bata. If he were not 5 years old, I could have sworn he has watched Tropang Trumpo because the jokes there are akin to that, remember?

By the way, Randy was referring to marang (hello fellow Mindanaoans!  Alam natin ito!)

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When it’s ripe, it’s saccharine-sweet.


If you want more of Raviv’s nacacaloca lines, do check out his previous litanyas. Here are Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. Have a great weekend!

Conversations with Raviv Part 6

This November, Raviv will be taking his first entrance exam to a big school.

Gravity, hindi na baby ang baby boy namin!!! One of the things I love about blogging is that old entries make me smile. There are times I can’t believe something really happened, but since I know I’m very honest on my blog, I knew they happened if they’re documented here. I could revisit Raviv’s childhood again and again, and I’ll remember what a funny and adorable baby he has been.

Speaking of funny, let me share with you some of the hilarious things I remember Raviv saying over the past…well, ever since I wrote Conversations with Raviv Part 5.


Conversation 1: Calling a Spade a Spade

I once brought Raviv to a training. At lunch, we were served a KFC lunch box with two pieces of fried chicken. I gave Raviv the chicken because he loves fried chicken. He ate heartily. Afterwards, I told him to thank the person who provided our food.

I: Raviv you have to thank Ms. P****

Raviv: Who is Ms. P*****?

I: The one wearing pink.

Raviv: Which one?

I: That lady (pointing to Ms. P****), o.

Raviv: You mean ‘yung mataba?

I: Sssshhh Raviv don’t say that! Don’t say someone is mataba!

Raviv: OK. So you mean the fat one?

At that point, wala na akong masabi. Hehehe. Euphemism and politcal correctness are not expected of kids.


Conversation 2: A Jollitown-er at McDonald’s?

Last summer I “enrolled” Raviv at as a McDonald’s Kiddie Crew (Do I recommend it? Mmm, perhaps not for really young kids. For 6 and above. The “facilitator” isn’t too hands-on and might just leave your kid doing something else—good thing I did not believe them when they told me to just leave my four-year-old with the facilitator. Most participants were also older, and I was afraid they might bully Raviv) His favorite part is when they would go to the counter and get customers’ orders. S’yempre bili ako nang bili, at dapat s’ya ang nasa counter. He was super cute!

Para mas cute, I taught him something.

I: Raviv when someone is at the counter, you should tell them, “Welcome to McDonald’s!”

Then Raviv proceeded to the counter. When he saw a customer over the counter…

Raviv: Welcome to Jollibee!!!

Ayayay!!! Hahaha! Sinasadya n’ya ‘yun, because he flashed that adorably naughty grin of his!


Conversation 3: Boys’s Secret!

Randy and Raviv were in the living room watching TV while I was in our bedroom. Then Randy called me, laughing. Apparently he and Raviv had this conversation when a chocolate drink commercial aired.

Raviv: Tatay, I think I want to drink my chocolate drink (we have stock in the ref for his baon; I don’t allow Raviv to drink it just because).

Randy (ever being the spoiler): OK, get one from the ref.

Raviv: Pero ‘wag natin ipakita kay Nanay, OK?

But of course Randy told me, pointing out what a spoilsport I was! Actually, that wasn’t the first time it happened. Yaya Isay told me that once he saw Raviv hiding in our laundry area. Apparently, one of our drivers offered Raviv the Nova (chips) that our driver was eating. Looking around, he told our driver to follow him to the secluded laundry area. There, Raviv munched on the chips. When his Yaya Isay saw them, she told Raviv, “Hala ka! Bawal sa ‘yo ‘yan ‘di ba?!?” Raviv looked like he was about to cry and returned the chips to the container. Our driver, feeling sorry for Raviv, begged Yaya Isay to allow Raviv to eat and not tell me. They kept that secret for a long time, actually. It was only recently I learned about it whwn someone accidentally let the chips—er, the cat—out of the bag. [Read more…]

Conversations with Raviv Part 5

Earlier this evening as we were walking home from dinner at Karne Frio, Raviv was happily chasing his shadow.  It was so cute!  Randy must have been as amused because he just suddenly declared: “I couldn’t ask for more from a son!”  Kinilig ako.  I really love it when Randy expresses how happy he is with our son.

Speaking of Raviv, homaygas, would you believe he’s already turning four this December?  Grabe, parang kelan lang when he was still a helpless baby!


But now, he’s already an active and inquisitive little man…who says the funniest things!  Here are some of the things I remember him saying these past months.


Conversation 1: Kelangan bang i-memorize ‘yan?!?

When Randy was still a toddler, he got lost in a big park.  But he was able to go home because between sobs, he was able to tell the police officers their telephone number.  So one day at home, Randy was teaching Raviv basic stuff about himself (Raviv) in case (Lord wag po please) Raviv gets lost.

Randy:  What is your name?

Raviv:  Raviv Sales Ladaga.

Randy: Very good!  What’s your father’s name?


Randy:  Nye!  What’s the name of your Tatay?

Raviv:  Tatay Randy Ladaga!

Randy:  Good.  Where do you live?

Raviv:  Here!

Nyehehehe!  Naku, bawal ka talagang mawala anak!


Conversation 2:  Patience

Everyone knows my penchant for big eyes.  I’ve always been frustrated about my almond-shaped eyes, because I wanted soulful, doe eyes.  When I was pregnant with Raviv, I kept on wishing my child would have big eyes.  But wouldn’t you know it, God gave me a chinky-eyed son.  One time I was telling a friend about my sadness over Raviv’s chinky eyes.

I to a friend: Pinagdadasal ko nga dati na sana malaki ang mata ng anak ko, kaso ginawang singkit…

Friend:  Maganda naman ang singkit, mukhang Korean.

I: Oo pero gusto ko talaga malaki sana ang mata ni Raviv.

Raviv, butting in: Nanay magiging big din ‘yang eyes ko…small ‘yan kasi small pa ako eh, ‘di ba?


Who says Raviv is singkit? #sunnies #cutesunnies #owleyes #RavivongBata

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Ano’ng singkit?!?  Sino’ng maysabing singkit ako? – Raviv


Conversations 3 & 4: English Only, Please

Last summer, Raviv was almost 24/7 with his former nanny, Yaya Gigi (Yaya Isay got preggers, ‘di ba?  And Randy and I were too busy).  The thing with Gigi is that she can’t help but speak in Bisaya even when talking to someone who doesn’t understand a Bisaya word.  So of course, Raviv was already imitating her “Hala natagak!” (translation: Nabutas Nahulog), “Ay wa’y agas! (translation: Walang tubig), “Istoryahi!” (translation: Ikwento mo!”) and many more.  When he returned to school in June, we encouraged him to start speaking in English again (not because we just wanted him to sound sosyal but because they have to speak in English at school as he has several foreigner classmates) and told him that if he doesn’t speak English he won’t have friends as his classmates won’t understand him.

One night he approached me.

Raviv: “Nanay can I have some cookies?”

Before I could give him an answer he immediately followed up with…

Raviv: “English ba ‘yun?”

And then he groaned.  It was so cute!


But his obsession with the English language did not stop there.  One time I was telling him about his ancestry.

I: Raviv when people ask you why you’re singkit, tell them it’s because of your Lolo Roger.

Raviv:  Why?

I:  Because you got your eyes from your lolo who’s pure Chinese.  So when people ask you why why you’re singkit, tell them it’s because you’re part Chinese.

Raviv, shouting:  No, no!  Hindi ako Chinese!  English ako!


Conversation 5:  A valid question

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Missing My Man, Mainly :)

[Draft written on Saturday, Sept. 6 in the evening]

Greetings from Cebu!!!

Irvinoid and I are eager to meet the #BrainTrain Cebu students tomorrow! Ü

A photo posted by Dewmaine Sales-Ladaga (@momsterteacher) on

It’s my second day in Cebu, and I’ve just finished a Skype conversation with Randy and Raviv.  Man, I miss them so much!


I missed Raviv all the more after I saw him on Skype.  He’s just too cute for words!!!


I think this is the first time I am without any one of them at an unfamiliar place.  Although I admit that I also like these alone times with just myself, it’s palpable that I miss them both terribly.

So since yesterday, I have been double tasking:  I was drinking the sights and sounds of Cebu, while also drowning myself in thoughts of Randy and Raviv.But surprisingly, I find that I miss Randy more, actually.  Although I love my son so much, I’ve made no secret of the fact that I also long for us to travel together, alone.  Thus I keep on thinking of my husband while being on “foreign” land.  Yiheee!!!And here comes another surprise:  the thoughts I have of Randy aren’t romantic-romantic…actually, it’s his trademark sarcasm.  And as I reviewed our recent conversations, here’s what I realized about my husband:  Randy secretly loves bursting my bubble!  It’s like he knows the answers I expect of or hope from him, but then he would say something else, either because he’s unbelievably clueless or just because he want to piss me off.

To illustrate, here:

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Conversations with Raviv Part 4

Hi guys!  Our busy season officially began last week.  Aside from that I have to wake up very early everyday, “perform” in class for six-seven hours everyday and do administrative jobs before, after, and in-between each teaching stint, what’s so difficult for me is the fact that I’m separated from my boys most of the time.  Last week was the longest I’ve been away from them.  Randy and Raviv had been in our Sta. Rosa building from Sunday to Friday, while I had been in our condo here in Manila.  So yesterday (the only day when I had no classes), I spent much time with Ravivo talaga.  And boy I’m glad I did because now, I’m “single” and “childless” again.

So para hindi ko ma-miss nang todo si Little Boy Ravivo, I’m reminiscing the funny things he has been saying.  So ladies and gents, here’s Conversations with Raviv Season 4. Winking smile

Conversation 1

Randy bought Raviv this toy:

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Raviv loved it so much that he would play with it night and day.  Two days after its purchase, I noticed that the battery-operated car already had difficulty going up ramps.

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When we saw this at Toy Kingdom, Randy initially did not want to buy as he thought it cost at least P4000.  When he learned it was only P1000, wala nang isip-isip, buy na agad!

Me: Raviv I think your car needs a rest.  Look o, it’s no longer moving.  It’s already tired.

Raviv:  No Nanay, hindiyan tiredna-traffic lang.


Conversation 2

One time I was teaching Raviv the sounds of each alphabet letter…

Me:  “A”—its sound is “ah”…

Raviv:  Ah-ah-ah…apple!

Me: Very good!  Next this letter naman.D!

Raviv:  Duh-duh-duh…dede!

Me:  Nye!  That’s right.  But there are other words that start with letter “D”duh-duh-duhDog!

Raviv:  OK.  Duh-duh-duhdog!  Duh-duh-duhdoor!

Me:  Very good!  Next is the letter P.  Its sound is “puh”.  What starts with the letter P?

Raviv:  Puh-puh-puh…pitoytoy!!!

Me: Whaaaat?!?  Other words anak that start with “puh”!

Raviv:  Puh-puh-puh…puwet!

At may narinig akong malakas na tawang guilty sa labas ng kwarto sa likodSi Yaya Gigi. Mga pinagtututuro talaga sa bata!

Conversation 3

I was nagmamaktol to Randy because the bag I’ve been eyeing and intended to buy was no longer available.  I was supposed to buy it weeks ago when we were condo-hunting, but Randy did not want to drive to Greenbelt.

Me:  Baaaaaabe!!!  Wala na yung gusto kong bag!!!!

Randy:  Ow ganun ba?

Me:  Nabiliiiii naaaaa!

Randy:  ‘Yaan mo na.  Marami pa namang iba.

Me:  Wala na!  ‘Yun na ang gusto ko!  Bihira magka-available na yellow na Twiggy!  Tapos mura pa ‘yun!  Perfect nayun eh!

And then I was pouting and sulking and frowning.  And then biglang sumingit ang Raviv.

Raviv:  Nanay, ‘wag ka na ngang sensitive!

In fairness, napangiti ako kahit sobrang depressed ko.  I got a dose of my own medicine—see, when Raviv cries over something said to him, we always tell him, “Raviv ‘was kang kang sensitive.”  Ayun, ako naman ang nasabihan.

Similar to the bag that got awaywaaaah!!!! Image courtesy of

Conversation 4


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Conversations with Raviv Part 3

Are you ready for more of Raviv’s wisdom and wit?  Pwes, lezz hear it!

raviv the sageHe’s blunt, he’s frank, and he’s witty!

  • Raviv the Ultimate Ladies’ Man

    One madaling araw, as I was soundly asleep, Raviv was probably bitten by a mosquito and was awakened.  He woke me up to scratch him.

Raviv:  Nanay!  Nanay!  Itchy, Nanay…

Me:  [deadma, tuloy tulog mantika]

Raviv (begging in a more insistent tone): Nanay Nanay itchy!!!  Nanaaaay!!!

Me: [walang awa, tuloy tulog mantika]

Raviv, in a softer tone: Pretty Nanay itchy…Pretty Nanaaay…

At sino namang hindi magigising n’yan ‘di baMadaling araw may tatawag sa ‘yo nang, “Pretty Nanay!”  Of course, I woke up even though I was groggy.  With a smile pa.  I have a feeling he will be able to make any woman do as he bids in the future.  So girls, beware!

nanay dew and raviv at bioresearch zoo A much younger Raviv and his charmed pretty Nanay Dew

  • Raviv the Understanding Son of a Working Mom 1

    On my lunch break, I lay beside Raviv so he would have his afternoon nap.  However, lunch break was almost over and yet he was still wide awake.  I rose from the bed, but he held me so I won’t leave.  I lay down beside him again and spoke to him gently.

Me:  Raviv, Nanay has to leave.

Raviv:  No!!!  No!!!  Nanay dito ka lang!

Me:  Raviv, I have to work anak…

Raviv:  ‘Wag kang work Nanay…’wag nang work…

Me:  Baby if Nanay does not work we won’t have money.  If we won’t have money, we cannot buy milk for you, toys for you, food for you…so Nanay has to work.

Raviv:  ‘Pag hindi ka nag-work wala na akong toys?

Me:  Yes baby.  Wala na tayong pambili ng toys mo…

Raviv kept quiet and got his feeding bottle and drank his milk.  Then he turned and saw me still lying down beside him.  He removed the bottle from his mouth, stopped drinking from it, looked at me with much conviction and said…

raviv drinking milk

Raviv:  O Nanay, alis ka na!  Work ka na.  Para may pambili tayo ng toys ko.

At bumalik sa pagdede.  OK, so dismissed na talaga ako!

  • Raviv the Understanding Son of a Working Mom 2

Just a few hours ago, while Raviv and I were resting…

Raviv:  Nanay hindi ka na work?

Me:  Yes Baby.  Nanay is finished working.

Raviv:  Work ka pa Nanay work ka pa!  Para marami akong toys…

Nyeh.  If he were older I’d have thought he was being sarcastic.  Or was he?

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Randy’s Grrr-istmas “Gift” and “Naudlot” New Year’s Resolution

That’s not a typo—that’s really Grrr-istmas!  Because he did it again!  Take a look:

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‘Di ba?!?  And what’s worse, he deceived me.  See, one early morning after more than a month of abandoning my Balik Alindog Project, I moved my tushy and mowed our lawn.  Randy, Raviv and Khaleesi were with me.  Then I saw Randy with his camera.  Alarm bells—the really loud and irritating ones—rang in my head!  Nakow nakow baka picture-an nanaman ako!!!   For one, bagong gising uli ako.  Baka may panis na laway pa sa mukha ko.  And more importantly, I was wearing the same faded and “hole-y” pambahay t-shirt I wore the first time Randy did this to me.  Gravity!!!  So I glared at him.  He immediately asked me, “Akala mo ikaw pini-picture-an ko?  Hindi!  Si Khaleesi!” and he gave me this look that screamed, “Feeling ka ha!”  And so against my better judgment I left him in peace. I should have known better!  Because just a few days before Christmas, instead of giving me an LV or Balenciaga bag or Tiffany’s jewelry, this was what I got!  Imagine my consternation and utter shock when I just saw the my photo was “trending” on Facebook!!!  At kumusta naman ang caption?!?

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So I fought back…alam n’yo naman tayo, feminist (hehe).

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And the people who’ve seen my pain and suffering supported me.  Look o:

Screenshot 2014-01-08 22.09.23 I love you Lauren Lopez!  I could just imagine your dad.  Ahahahaha!

Diva?!?  And aside from simply “Like”-ing my threats at retaliation, they even suggested more plots to hatch the perfect vendetta against my husband.

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Fighting for My Dignity: Randy’s Wife Now Refuses to Suffer in Silence

Guys, Randy did it again.  I have been abused many times as a wife.  That’s why I’m taking a stand against Randy.  Sobra na siya.  Hindi ko na kaya.  Here’s a draft of my demand letter to him.


2 December 2013

Mr. Ramon Randy C. Ladaga
Los Banos, Laguna

Dear Mr. Ladaga:

This law Office is writing you in connection with the complaint of your beautiful wife, Ms. Dewmaine Sales-Ladaga, summarized briefly as follows:

1. Some time in July you posted these discriminating photos of complainant on Facebook:

Screenshot5_thumb Screenshot (7) Notice that complainant chose the HIDE FROM TIMELINE feature, and commented “I will pretend as though this photo does not exist.”  Clearly, Complainant is embarrassed by these photos, the major reason being that these photos show a fraction of her cleavage, unartistically accentuated by cut grass.  As her husband, you know that Complainant is very conservative and demure–a woman of upstanding character…a paragon of perfection and the epitome of virtue.  The fact that these photos show her eye wrinkles, her just-woke-up look, and that her limbs look short and squat is not really her concern.

2. Then in September, you posted another discriminating photo of Complainant:

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Again, this picture painted her negatively: it implies that she is being cruel to animals by scaring an innocent owl (see comment by a certain Abel Manalo).

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3. In November this year, you posted another unflattering photo of Complainant as your Facebook cover:

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Although Complainant sees nothing legally wrong about your posting of this photo, Complainant has begun to seriously wonder why you kept choosing to upload photos of her that does not let the public see how utterly and undeniably sophisticated, classy, and beautiful she really is.


4. Just recently, you again uploaded another unflattering photo of Complainant.  This time, you even tricked her.  According to Complainant, a few minutes before you uploaded this photo, you showed her this photo:
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Guys, please tell me why!!!

Yes, please explain to me what’s running in your (assuming you’re a guy) heads.  I just really need to decode Randy’s acts and source of happiness.  See, he has recently changed his cover photo on Facebook.

From this:

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Randy’s previous Facebook Cover Photo

to this:

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Randy’s current Facebook Cover Photo

So you ask, “What about the ‘new’ Facebook cover photo?”  Well, lemme ask you what my pouting photo/Randy’s latest cover photo has in common with the other photos of me he excitedly and super happily posted on Facebook:

Exhibit A:

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Remember this?  I had a blog entry about this.

And here’s another one.

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Conversations with Raviv Part 2

Just when I thought naubusan na si Raviv ng mga kalokohan, or that nothing he says will shock me anymore, here I am again with a collection of the crazy things my little tyke said.  Here are some funny things my kid said in the past weeks.

Conversation 1

Setting: Nanggigil si Randy sa ka-cute-an ng anak niyaKinagat ang paa ng bagets.

Tatay Randy:  I will eat you Raviv, you’re so cute!

Raviv: ‘Wag mo ako kainin Tatay—people ako!  Hindi kinakain ang people!  Hindi ako yummy!  ‘Yung carrots ang kainin mo!

Oo nga naman Tatay!  Unless you’re a “carnival”, ika nga ni Melanie Marquez.  Mwehehehe!

father and son in swimming poolMay maitim na balak na ba si Randy kay Raviv?!?

cute chubby babyCan’t really blame Randy for biting Raviv!!!

Conversation 2

Alam n’yo naman ang kabaliwan ni Raviv kay Spiderman ‘di ba?  If not, READ THIS and THISHindi n’yo pagsisisihan.  🙂

Setting: Raviv spat out his food after chewing. I got angry.

Nanay Dew:  Raviv, bad ka!  Papaluin na kita!

Knowing I will keep my word, Raviv went to me scared.  He hugged me, and then he begged…

Raviv: Nanay, ‘wag mong paluin si Peter Parker. ‘Wag Nanay, ‘wag paluin si Peter Parker”.

Hindi ko napalo.  Kayo ba, papaluin n’yo ba ang superhero?!? I just buried my face into his back and laughed. ♡♥♡

Lemme introduce to you my son & his theme song.

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Conversation 3

Setting: I was talking to my colleague, (itago na lang natin sa pangalang…) Dela Renta in front of Raviv who was playing.  “Dela Renta” is gay (yet his parents do not know it yet, thus the codename).  Then all of a sudden Raviv said:

Raviv:  Nanay, si Tito *Dela Renta* and si Tito Pao, same sila?

Nagkatinginan kami ni *Dela Renta*, because Pao was also gay.

Nanay Dew:  Yes baby, they’re the same.  What are they, boy or girl?

Raviv thought hard (unusual, because he usually answers quickly; he already knows how to distinguish a boy from a girl), and then said…

Raviv:  Boy na girl!

At nagkatinginan kami ni *Dela Renta*!  Amazing!!!

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