Randy the Proud “Feeling New Tatay Again” and the Bitch He Got Pregnant!

Yesterday, Raviv and I were invited to watch the block screening of Cinderella at Shangri-La Plaza.  It’s part of my project with PLDT Telpad—because Disney is now on PLDT Telpad!  It’s all very exciting and I’m gonna tell you more about it on a separate post.

Two days before the event, I was told to dress up Raviv in a prince costume. And honestly naloka ako sa kakahanap ng prince costume.  Every nook and cranny of department stores there are all kinds of princess costumes with all the effects and abubots, but there was nary a prince costume!  Not even a prince crown!  Or kahit anong crown na buo na walang balahibo!  Then I realized why there was a dearth of prince costumes: I have yet to meet a little boy who fantasizes of being garbed in fancy clothing to pursue a “beautiful princess” just to dance and sing with her.  Kaya siguro walang prince costumes.

Buuuut, being the ever innovative and resorceful mommy that I am, nagawan ko nang paraan.  And what’s the result?  My Amorcito won 3rd place Best in Costume yesterday.  The 2nd and 1st places went to princesses (but I think, if only the judges knew how difficult it was to come up with a prince costume, there’d be no contest and Raviv would have won 1st place).

Anyway, aside from Raviv’s triumph and our watching of Cinderella, the bigger news is that Randy missed all of these yesterday!!!  Yes, he failed to see his son smiling for the cameras whose flashes kept blinking on his face in front of a theater in a roomful of people!

Baket kamo?  Kasi busy at aligaga ang lolo natin.  Actually, he has refused to leave home since last week.


That’s because he got a bitch pregnant, and he has been taking care of that bitch.

Yes, bitch talaga!  Am I bitter that I’m calling this preggers a bitch?  Bitter maybe a bit, but I swear to you she’s a total bitch.  Wanna take a look so I can prove to you whatta bitch she is?  Here:

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Beauty, He-Man, Itsy, and Co.: The Ladagas’ Best Friends Part 2

  • Oversized “Beauty”:  Our Bull Mastiffs

I was not particularly fond of dobermanns because I prefer flat-faced canines.  True, I appreciate the elegance and intelligence of the doberman pinscher, but there’s something about flat-faced dogs that charm me.  Randy shares that sentiment as well, so we were very glad when we had bull mastiffs!

Our gentle giants: Gorilla (RIP) and Tabachingching

Bull mastiffs are gentle giants.  They look scary alright, but they are sluggish.  It’s just because of their looks that they make good guard dogs (and massive weight na rin.  But they do not hold a candle to dobes when it comes to guarding.  Dobes keep on pacing back and forth, making sure no stranger can enter their master’s fortress.  Still, our bull mastiffs, Gorilla and Taba, looked intimidating.  And when they get mad, oh my!  There was time when these two bull mastiffs ganged up on Vanguard, and Vanguard got beaten up (and was bit too).  Too bad though, because Gorilla passed away because of erlichia.  I was at a teaching stint in San Pablo when it happened.  Randy even kept that information from me (that Gorilla died) until I finished teaching, because he knew I’d be crestfallen.

I with Gorilla

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Puppy Love

Last summer when Yoona vacationed in Mindanao; Randy and I were busy; and there was no available driver to pasyal him, Raviv found himself a new best friend in Itsy, our female toy poodle.  Actually, he has been “friends” with Itsy even when he was very young.  In fact, I have a video of him as a four-month-old baby harut-ing (“nakikipagharutan”, hehe) with Itsy.  And then he grew up and got preoccupied with other things.  But last summer, Itsy and Raviv’s bond got tighter.  They just love each other–Itsy follows Raviv wherever he goes, and Raviv cries when Itsy leaves him.  Raviv even quickly learned how to call Itsy: he has learned to snap his fingers (no sound comes out of it though), bend his knees, and call out, “Tseee, tsee!”

Raviv ad his BFF, Itsy

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