MOMI LAUGHS| Husband is from Mars

Dec 2, 2016 | Life, Love, Only Berlin

My husband can be the sweetest man on earth and in a few minutes be otherwise.  I was so confused then that led me to buy the book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.”

This book of John Gray somehow helped me understand my spouse.   I kept the book from him, though.  I knew he would laugh at me upon learning I bought a book to study him.  That was my interpretation.  He wouldn’t look at it as my way to improve our communication.

Funny that when one time he retracted and went to his “man cave,” I mentioned to him that I know that move.  “You are going to your cave.   I understand that you need to pull away like a rubber band.  And when you return, you will be back with a lot more love.”  He laughed at me and hugged his wife.  He confessed he read my book as well.

Anyway, this is not about John Gray’s bestselling book but husband’s sometimes impossible and funny acts.  Just like my boys and my mom, he also has his own sometimes illogical and sometimes witty remarks.  We all do, I guess.  Even this mom is no exception.

Husband is from Mars on A Beautiful Mind

March 17, 2014

Am I living in with John Nash?  I saw some writings on our window glass.  And they were about structural strength, differential equations, and even geometry.


Nash developed paranoid schizophrenia and endured delusional episodes.   His life was best portrayed by Russell Crowe in the flick A  Beautiful Mind. 

Husband is from Mars on Floor wax

January 12, 2015

Fun talks at the small house.

The boys had their hair cut.  Just before church, the husband told the kids to put some wax on their hair.

Second son:  There’s no more wax, papa.  What will I use then?

Husband:  How about floor wax.

Momi Berlin:  (perhaps too corny but husband’s comment made me laugh.)

Husband is from Mars on Surprise Me

September 9, 2010

After our Sunday mass, I asked husband that we do our grocery at Riverbanks.  The obvious motive was simple- to have a cup of the Pinoy ice scramble I dearly enjoy the first time I tasted it.

Despite the long line, I waited patiently for our turn to be served.  I asked husband what flavor he prefers.  “Amaze me,” was his answer. OK.

I ordered three cups with chocolate syrup on top for me and the two kids.  For the husband, I experimented a bit and ordered pink guava.  Husband was obviously irritated with the choice I made for him.  He said his pink guava ice scramble tasted like Benadryl.

I thought he mentioned, “Amaze me.”  Or did I make the wrong interpretation?

Husband is from Mars on Birthday surprises

October 20

After my birthday,  it was our halige ng tahanan’s  turn to celebrate his birthday.

It was Saturday.  He had classes.  So we went to his school to surprise him.  But just when we were very near his school, he texted me to relay that he was on his way to the house. I told him then that we were in transit.

Despite the surprises, we still had fun!  We had our late lunch then headed to Star City for some rides.  We went home and continued the celebration there.

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The best father in the world” trophy for our very hard-working papa.


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Husband is from Mars on Birthday surprises| His all-white birthday cake.


Husband is from Mars on Poor man’s wife


You married a poor man.  Husband would often remind me of that.

After my complete curettage, we went home.  Husband and I agreed that I would recover faster and better in the comfort of our home where the boys could look after me full-time.

Because I was told not to use stairs as I recuperate from my operation, husband and the kids set up a bed for me downstairs.  Though space was small, husband managed to make it comfortable for me. He set up my bed under the stairs- pretty much the same as Harry Potter’s address:  cupboard under the stairs.


Husband is from Mars on Poor man’s wife


My temporary bed under the stairs until I recuperate from my operation.

He even provided a side table cum drawer for my immediate needs.

And he even made me a lampshade made from PVP pipe to serve as my light during my sleep at night.


Husband is from Mars on Poor man’s wife


Husband is from Mars on Poor man’s wife

Yes, I married a poor man.  But he takes care of me.  And I feel so loved.


  1. Above Rubies

    Aw! Ang sweet ni Joema! weee! ♥ At ang galing ng PVC light! It’s true talaga, minsan, hirap din silang espellingin! Pero ganun din naman tayo sa kanila. Pero despite all the differences and arguments, love wins. ♥♥♥

  2. ROBERT LEE | Amazing Life Daily

    Siguro let’s put it this way. Retreating to the man cave, pwedeng sabihin na man is from Mars nga, pero this is more … ano na nga ang tamang term? Rhetorical? Anyway, pero ito, yung ginawa niyang ilaw, using a pipe? He is from Mars. LOL! Seriously, I like how you have kept all these short anecdotes, because there are times when everything does not go well, you have all these anecdotes to remind you of the good times.

  3. Gilian

    Men are just too different, but thank God they are or else everything will just be too emotional. haha Their difference or our differences somehow balance everything. =) They are too logical and rational beings, we are, emotional and decide on what we feel no matter how illogical they are. haha =) I feel you.

    • momiberlin

      Hahhaa. I agree on us being the emotional human beings.

  4. Me-An Clemente

    I read “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” too when I was in college. I must admit it’s pretty helpful understanding my bf up to now. Anyway, your husband is so sweet and cool. It makes me imagine the future I have with my Yogo. It’s my prayer that our home will be rich with love.

    • momiberlin

      That is a nice prayer. As I see you two, seems like your future home will indeed be full of love.

  5. Katrina Jean Carter

    I can feel all the love in this post. I enjoy the transparency and the sharing of funny moments 🙂 I have only been married for 1 year and 4 months but it has made me realize that the small things are truly what matters. It amazes me that after all we have been through, I actually have more and more love to give. This is something that I sense in your writing as well. May your marriage continue to thrive.

    Much love,

    • momiberlin

      Thank you. Been married for more than 14 years and with four boys must have made the relationship all the more beautiful to treasure and fight for. I wish your marriage success and more love.

  6. juvy ann

    I have read that book too. Friends gave me a copy as a wedding pre-gift. It was a good read, but 13 years after the wedding I continue to realize there is more to my husband. He is special and does not fit most of the man descriptions on the book. Everyday is a day of getting to know each other until now.

    • momiberlin

      I agree on the getting to know each other part. But what perhaps make us still be with them are our true love and respect for them.

  7. Nerisa

    I have heard of the book: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus but haven’t read it yet, maybe I would one of these days so to understand my husband too. Like women, no matter how you try to understand men, you will have a hard time. Nakakatuwa lang ung “Amaze me”, mukhang magkaiba kau ng interpretation hahahaha

    • momiberlin

      Hahaha. Yep. I’m laughing na naman nung naalala ko si amaze me. Galit talaga sya. Hahahaha

  8. Janice

    Awww you hubby reminds me of my own. he’s a man of a few words. instead of saying ho he feels he does things to make me happy instead. just like what your hubby did with your bed. 🙂

    • momiberlin

      Our men can be the sweetest pala, ihihi.

  9. May Palacpac

    Oh how thoughtful. You are one blessed gal to find a husband who thinks ahead of your needs even before you start needing them. Sweet niyo, actually. I know about the difference between man and woman but I haven’t gotten used to it yet haha

  10. Mia Foo

    your husband is so sweet to set up a makeshift bedroom for you, and even threw in a DIY lampshade! I feel touched to see your boys helping out with setting up the bed as well. You’re really well loved!

  11. mhaan a

    I also read that book but couldn’t remember if I were able to finish it hehe. I remember that “man cave” kasi parang first topic siya no? Anyway, madalas din si Enteng mag “amaze me” everytime I order so far nagugustuhan naman niya mga inoorder ko sa kanya hehehe. Mga lalaki nga naman hahaha.

    • momiberlin

      Yup, first topic nga ata si cave kaya I find the interesting agad. For the amaze me, malimit kasi inaasar ko sya so nakukuha ko ung gusto ko at sya,naiinis.kasi nainis ko na naman sya. Ehheehhe


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