Category Archives: Scary Saturday

Scary Saturday: Guilty Mama Moment

So there I was, trying to battle through my writer’s block and hoping to get some work done. Basti kept poking me.

“Mama, come, look please.”

“Basti wait. Mama’s finishing something. Later please.”

Sige na mama. Please, please, sige na.”

A few more exchanges of that and I finally sighed, stood up and unenthusiastically let Basti drag me to whatever it was that he wanted me to see.

This is what he had for me.

“Mama, I cooked food. Let’s eat please. It’s eating time.”

Shame, shame, shame.

I will never ask Basti to wait again. *tear*

Scary Saturday: The Halloween Edition 2011

Happy Halloween everyone! How was your treat-hoarding weekend?

Basti and I spent the day trick-or-treating at OC Mom’s village. Her 2 month-old baby won Best Costume in her age category because OC Mom turned her into an iPod. #award

I wish I could post a pic, but OC Mom will kill me.

I turned Basti into a rockstar.


I bought him black sneaks, shades, a toy guitar and hair gel. In other words I was inflicted with two conditions for Halloween: tamaditis and kuripotitis. Someday I will release my Martha Stewart. Today I will just deal.

Oh right. This is Scary Saturday. Ok just to keep in line with my meme, here’s an anecdote for you.

Who remembers the movie “Halimaw Sa Banga”? It’s a movie from the 80s starring Lotlot de Leon, Ronel Victor, Romnick Sarmenta, Liza Lorena and Marilyn Villamor. Here’s a clip.

I seriously think it is one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen. Gloria Romero’s daughter, Maritess Gutierrez, played the Halimaw and she was too creepy. At that time, our house was filled by bangas, and the movie caused years of shivers and goosebumps whenever we passed the bangas in the dark. The most traumatized among us was my brother, Carlo. I swear he had nightmares and he cried from fear during the movie and would get seriously freaked out when we talked about it.

Years later, Carlo walks into the kitchen on his first day of culinary school and who does he see? MARITESS GUTIERREZ. It was his nightmare come to life. He told us he wanted to cry. It was like meeting Freddie Kreuger in real life.


Basti’s Scary Saturday (10-15-2011): The First Haircut

It was a regular Saturday afternoon for us. We had spent most of the day in Gymboree. He was in a happy-happy-joy-joy mood, more so when The Painter popped in at the center. He never goes, so Basti was so excited to see him.

Until. (Insert ominous music here)

I’ve been cutting Basti’s hair since he was 4 months old. We figured it was time he got a real haircut.


He seemed ok.


Being in his daddy’s arms did the trick.┬áit was done and over with in a few minutes.


We figured he deserved some playtime with his cousins and a visit to Lola’s house (a.k.a. Let’s go grab some grub at my mom’s because I’m too lazy to cook and her food is so much better)


I hope the next time won’t be as scary. Great job, Basti!



Scary Saturday: Twilight Zone Moments

It was a nice day for a baby shower, inspite of Typhoon Quiel raging away in the North. My friend Kakai picked us up and we headed over to our friend Joanna’s house for Basti’s Ninang Carina’s baby shower.

Great centerpiece and cool giveaways from Swell Sweets and Human Nature.

Yummy, yummy food by Il Ponticello.

And it was wonderful catching up with my girlfriends. It was such a nice laid-back, rainy day.

Carina’s stepson Al came along to take over Daddy Vic’s place because he’s watching UAAP.

So when does Scary Saturday come in, you ask? Well, Al was texting and he said, “My friend Vicki is coming.”

Um, he was referring to this Vicki.

She walked in while I was stuffing my face with Gel’s brownies.

That’s the scary part.

I bet she was going, “Now there’s someone who can benefit from BodyTite.”

What’s not scary is she was so nice. But it really was sort of a Twilight Zone-slash-Punked-slash-Wow Mali-moment. I was looking for the hidden cameras.


All photos courtesy of Kakai Arroyo.


Scary Saturdays

I see a lot of bloggers who these themed-post days for entries. There’s stuff like Foodie Friday and Family Friday, Sunday Specials, whatever. Well, I’m going to be gaya-gaya and do my own. I’m doing Scary Saturdays. Every time I feel like it Saturday, I’ll try and post something that scared me.

Today’s Scary Saturday item is in line with my search for more educational apps for Basti’s iPad time. I was looking for English flashcards because Basti responds more to Chinese than English or Filipino because he is obsessed with this app I have.

So I download this English flashcard app and this is the crap they show my son:

Fear Factor: SHOKOT LEVELS. (Shokot = takot = fear/afraid in Bekinese) P.S. I haven’t seen Zombadings. Have you?