faith, hope and love

Monday, April 23, 2007

What's Up?

So what happened in the last three months? I guess you could say I've been busy. Busy growing a baby in my belly, that is! Other than that, I haven't been really productive. Yes, I blame pregnancy for that. Before I got pregnant, I had all these projects lined up. Clean the home office, do an inventory of my fridge and pantry, organize the closet and clothes drawer, paint the bed sidetables, garden, read more books, update my blog. My goal was to organize my life in preparation for a baby. But he/she came before I reached that goal. I am not complaining, though. I am happy to be expecting.

I am on my 17th week and I am slowly getting my energy back. There are still times when I find myself falling asleep on the sofa when I intend to read my baby and pregnancy books.At work, I spend half of my break taking a nap. And thanks to my growing appetite, my waist and tummy are expanding. I no longer fit my pre-pregrancy jeans. Although I still have a few shirts that fit me, I can't wear all of my summer dresses and skirts, anymore. I almost cried yesterday when I couldn't fit into my kimono/empire dress that is designed to hide a not-so-flat tummy, anymore. My chest is growing, that I am happy about. But will I ever fit into my old clothes again?

On my next doctor's appointment I'll have an ultrasound and hopefully find out the gender of the baby. I can't wait for this. So tune in for the next update. Hopefully, I'll be able to post one before the baby comes. :)


Thursday, January 11, 2007

What I Want

The iPhone. Coming out in June. Just in time for my birthday. :)


Friday, December 01, 2006


I rarely drink coffee(maybe once or twice a year at the most) but I am a tea drinker, and I do drink caffeinated soda sometimes. When Vince and I came back from Hawaii, we brought some Kona coffee to give to our friends and family. This morning I tried the chocolate macadamia coffee. It smelled so good. I may have made it too strong because when I tried it, it tasted bitter. But I drank it anyway. Now I am shaking! Oh dear, I am having palpitations! No more coffee for me.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Back from Paradise

Vince and I are back from our honeymoon in Maui. We had a wonderful time, going from one adventure to the next. I will post pictures on my Flickr site. Read Vince's recap of our escapades at GongWing Chronicles.


Sunday, November 05, 2006

Right now, I am missing my long hair.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Johari's Window

This is a revelation ;) 60% of my friends thinks I am caring. Hmmmm, why only 60%??? Ok, I, myself, don't consider caring as one of my traits. Maybe people see me as one because I am a nurse. And, I never thought of myself as friendly. Being shy, I don't often start a conversation with someone I don't know. And me?? Organized? I'll tell you about my attempts in organization some day. Maybe after I find my eyeglasses.

Thanks to my friends who made me see other facets of me.


(known to self and others)

reflective, sentimental

Blind Spot

(known only to others)

adaptable, calm, caring, clever, friendly, giving, happy, helpful, idealistic, intelligent, kind, loving, organised, quiet, sensible, trustworthy


(known only to self)

searching, self-conscious, shy, sympathetic


(known to nobody)

able, accepting, bold, brave, cheerful, complex, confident, dependable, dignified, energetic, extroverted, independent, ingenious, introverted, knowledgeable, logical, mature, modest, nervous, observant, patient, powerful, proud, relaxed, religious, responsive, self-assertive, silly, spontaneous, tense, warm, wise, witty

Dominant Traits

60% of people think that shellybeeens is caring
60% of people think that shellybeeens is friendly
60% of people think that shellybeeens is organised

All Percentages

able (0%) accepting (0%) adaptable (20%) bold (0%) brave (0%) calm (20%) caring (60%) cheerful (0%) clever (20%) complex (0%) confident (0%) dependable (0%) dignified (0%) energetic (0%) extroverted (0%) friendly (60%) giving (40%) happy (20%) helpful (40%) idealistic (20%) independent (0%) ingenious (0%) intelligent (20%) introverted (0%) kind (20%) knowledgeable (0%) logical (0%) loving (20%) mature (0%) modest (0%) nervous (0%) observant (0%) organised (60%) patient (0%) powerful (0%) proud (0%) quiet (40%) reflective (20%) relaxed (0%) religious (0%) responsive (0%) searching (0%) self-assertive (0%) self-conscious (0%) sensible (20%) sentimental (20%) shy (0%) silly (0%) spontaneous (0%) sympathetic (0%) tense (0%) trustworthy (40%) warm (0%) wise (0%) witty (0%)

Created by the Interactive Johari Window on 30.9.2006, using data from 5 respondents.
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Monday, August 28, 2006

Rude Telemarketers

I usually screen calls because eventhough I signed up for no call list, I still get calls from those companies with which I do business, such as the phone, insurance, car,etc. This morning, I was expecting a call from my aunt in California. Her phone number is set for private that whenever she calls, my caller ID says out of area. When the phone rang and the caller ID said "out of area" I answered it thinking it was my aunt. The woman on the other line said, "I am calling to notify you that your car warranty will soon expire...." Great! I thought, this would take time. So I politely interrupted her and said that I was sorry because I didn't have time. And what did she say? She snapped at me saying, "Well don't answer your phone if you don't have the time." Then hung up on me. Gee, I wonder how she got into that business with that kind of attitude. First of all, she didn't identify herself and which company she was working for, and second she was rude. Well, good luck to her, there are more people who I'm sure don't have the time to talk to her and don't appreciate having their mornings disrupted. I know it's a source of income for some people, but telemarketing really annoys me, especially when the telemarketer is rude like the one I encountered a few minutes ago.