I am currently taking a break from studying and I’m glad that I can blog during my free time. Anyway, I’ve noticed a lot of changes in my life recently. I’m usually adaptive, but some are really big changes and I don’t know how to respond to them!

Change #1: I can eat chocolates again!!!

Well, 4 years ago, my cardiologist told me that I am not allowed to eat chocolate. I really, really loved them but it was okay with me since it was for my own health anyway. I craved for them once in a while, but I never ate them (oh, I’m such a good girl lol). But then this month, I went to the Philippine Heart Center for my regular check-up and my cardiologist said that I have “no dietary restrictions” anymore, so I can eat whatever I want, right? When I realized that, I was so happy and great timing, our family friend in the US sent lots of chocolates! He must have had this feeling that I could eat chocolate now. Haha this is paradiseeeeee!

Change #2: Dad gets assigned to ARMM

I just got a text message from my dad this afternoon saying that he’s now officially assigned to the police regional office in ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao). As I said in my previous entry, my dad is a police officer and he gets assigned to different places as part of his job. When I was young, he used to work in Cavite, Batangas, and other places. But the point is, it was near Manila so we could still visit him every weekend, or he gets to visit us when he has the time. He got assigned to Interpol too, and he travelled to different countries, but he only did so when there were operations; so he always came back and stayed longer here at home. Now, it’s a really far place and he would need to stay there for a long time (not that he can come home every weekend, though. It’s going to be costly). To those who are not familiar with Philippine geography, we have three major islands: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Luzon is at the top and that’s where Manila is (so that’s where we are), and Mindanao is like waaaaay south. I guess we would just have to make constant contact and check on how he is doing; that’s the most we can do right now. We will just support him in his decision and I know that it’s going to be good for everyone anyway. Oh, and did I mention that he might be able to visit his hometown? I think that’s going to be good for him because he really wants to see how it’s doing! He hopes that it’s not such a violent place anymore so that he could take us there someday. I think he’s going to do well there 🙂

Change #3: Pescetarian diet HELLO MEAT DIET

This scares me a lot. I don’t know why. I think I’m just used to my pescetarian diet; I mean, I’ve been going meat-free for 3 years and now that I am actually REQUIRED to eat meat, I don’t know how to begin putting meat in my diet again! I actually feel bad because I like my fish and veggie diet more, for many reasons. But then whenever I visit my cardiologist she always tells me to eat meat and my brother told me this too, because of the protein and iron content something. I don’t really understand fully since I’m not a medical student, but apparently my heart needs the protein that meat gives and that the protein from fish and soy won’t be enough for me since I have a special condition. The same goes for the iron content. *sigh* I don’t really know how to start doing this. Well, I started consuming chicken again and got terrible tummy aches the day after. But I guess it is because I overdid it and it’s just my first time to eat chicken again. I think I’ll start slowly. I don’t think I’ll go back to eating pork, though. I just don’t like its taste. Yuck.

9 thoughts on “Changes

  1. Dipika says:

    Claudine thanks for visiting! Thanks I think the dragon pendant is my favorite one out of them all hehe. Roosters are interesting people 😀


    Changes happen to everyone…I hope the ones happening in your life are good changes :D.

    OMG that is awesome…I am such a chocolate addict that I can’t think of living without it. I should be probably put on a dietary restriction :O

    Ahh it must be tough…your dad being a police officer and everything! I guess you guys can keep in touch via phone and skype/internet. I hope he finds his hometown changed to his satisfaction and that you guys can do visit down there sometime 🙂

    I have been a vegetarian for a long while now so I can understand how you feel. I guess all you need to do is start slow…eventually your body will get used to it again. Eat stuff that you like! Good luck with all the changes in your life…I wish you happiness…take care 😀

  2. Umi says:

    Congrats for the diet change! Hihi. :>

    I hope your dad would be fine. Although it’s kinda nice that you’re dad’s going away. x_x

    Anyway, good luck with summer! I hope you’ll have fun!

  3. Pam says:

    Congratulations on being able to eat chocolates again!!! I’m so happy for you! I couldn’t really imagine myself not being able to eat choclates. Hahaha! Good luck on your new diet scheme though 🙂

    I hope for your dad’s safety. I mean, aside from being far, ARMM is… well kind of scares me.

  4. Sakura says:

    I just finished reading the trilogy and it is a bit like love tragedy with good ending.

    Yay for chocolates. I am slowly starting to eat chocolates after recovering from stomach upset due to eating expired chocolates previously.

  5. Gel says:

    Congrats on the good news about your chocolate intake! 🙂 You don’t eat pork? So meaning you don’t eat bacon? Awww too bad! You’re missing out on a lot 🙁 Hope your dad will be safe in ARMM! Couldn’t imagine my dad being far from us. What more in ARMM coz I know it isn’t too much of a safe place :s

  6. Gail says:

    Hello! Oh I can’t imagine my life without eating chocolates, I just love them. <3 It's good that you're allowed to eat the only amazing sweets in the whole world. LOL

    And what, another restriction? You can't eat meat. Ugh, maybe I'm really fond of meat (and chocolates) I wouldn't stand a year. I admire you, for having such diet. Just enjoy the meats more, I'm sure you'll love them again.

    God bless! 😀

  7. Jen says:

    Good thing you can eat chocolates again, it is the only legal drug that a person can consume! 😛 haha!

    It’s really sad when one person in your family needs to live away from your home for his/her job. I’m sure your dad will be fine! 🙂 I’m sure he’s doing for you! 🙂

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  8. melle lee says:

    not being allowed to eat something we do like is sad.. but we’ll get used to it though.. before, im not eating anythin healthy but now i do.. haha its because of gym and stuff

    waaaahh.. You’re dad was assigned to ARMM? my dad used to be n the army too.. I hope your dad will be safe as always since its armm… im sure you miss him too.. just keep in contact with him all the time.. i know how it feels when my dad was assigned in region 3..

    You still need meat for a balanced diet.. thats what my nutritionist told me too. I think you need to start slowly so you wont have tummy aches

  9. Shiri says:

    Yumm chocolate. I can’t live without it 🙂 (Well I can, but..you know, I just LOVE chocolate). And yup, I’ve been trying to eat more meat too.

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