Missing Sophia

Ever since I got back to work, everyday I miss my daughter. There’s not one day I didn’t look at her pictures. It’s hard. I wish my maternity leave could’ve been longer. I wish I was still at home taking care of my crybaby. I always ask my mother to take pictures of her. They’re the only thing that keeps me going in this lonely place.

Another thing that I’m missing are her achievements. One day, I’ll go home and find out that she can already do this, do that, etc. It’s sad that even though I’m only in the office for 9 hours, with 2 hours and 30 minutes travel time, I’m still missing out on a lot of things.

If I had the choice to quit work, in a heartbeat I’d say yes. I’ll soon find that I will regret that decision. My mother warned me about staying at home, saying that I’ll regret it and I can get over missing Sophia.

I also thought of bringing her to work, and we’ll hang out at the lactation room. Of course, I’m kidding. I cannot possibly sneak her in. The moment she gets bored, she’ll cry. And when she does cry, the HRs who suddenly moved beside our workstation, will find out about the very young stowaway.


xoxo, Mrs. Cruz ❤


Planning Hong Kong

My husband wants me to make an itinerary for Hong Kong because we are planning to go there sometime this year. There are a lot of resources on the internet but because there’s a lot, it gets tedious. Although, I must say, I like to do these kind of things. I like to plan. So here I am, in the middle of my work shift, Google-ing blogs about their Hong Kong trips.

A factor to consider is our flight details. I cannot book a hotel/ hostel (in our case, it’s gonna be a hostel since we’re in a tight budget with this trip) without the date of our flight. I scored a discounted flight last week with Cebu Pacific, but failed to pay it on time because of my errands with Sophia’s baptism. It was a very good price for tickets, very good schedule, but I had priorities. Now I’m back to waiting for another promo from the said airlines.

Most hostels in Hong Kong, particularly the ones in Chung King Mansions, require a credit card to reserve dates. We don’t have one. I’m not a fan of credit cards, my mother warned me about them, saying they’re demons in disguise. I believe her, for personal reasons. My mother suggested that we just go straight to Chung King Mansions and just find a hotel with a free room. I’m really not up for that because that doesn’t give me a reassurance that we’ll have a roof over our heads for out whole stay in Hong Kong.

Food is also a must-plan. The last time I was in Hong Kong, my family and I had a little fight because we cannot locate a certain Dai Pai Dong (street vendors). We always ended up eating at the Food Republic in the basement of Silvercord Shopping Mall and McDonald’s (which isn’t a bad thing. I liked the food choices in both places). This time, I wanna explore the food locals love to eat.

Based on the blogs I have seen, I think we can get the most out of this trip given I research well enough. I’ll get back to Google and end this post here.

xoxo, Mrs. Cruz ❤