Christmas Traditions 2012: Homemade tree ornaments

I’m always on a look out for fun and interesting activities that we can do with the boys not only on Christmas but for the regular seasons, too. To date, we’ve made Christmas cards, gift wrappers, baked cookies, moulded chocolates and made pizza. We’ve also made dinosaurs out of play dough. I especially loved making homemade versions of playdoughs and fingerpaint. We’ve only started building our Christmas traditions 4 years ago. So far, we’ve been consistent in putting up the Christmas tree, bake night and reading and discussing the Christmas story. Last year, we made tree decorations following the book […]

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LUNETA PARK, MANILA- MAKING ME EVEN PROUDER TO BE PINOY!

I’ve always wanted to see Luneta park for as long as I can remember. I guess I just never had the chance to go. It was easier for my siblings when they were young because my folks used to rent a house closer to it. I’ve seen the snapshots but what really got me curious was the story in one of my sister’s elementary textbooks. I remember that it described how Luneta had a huge map of the Philippine Islands made out in some sort of pond and that there’s this restaurant that only have mute servers. I had my […]

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Manny Pacquiao: Who stands behind the fallen hero?

What happens when the lights dim and the glory fades away? One of the greatest boxers ever to have lived, fallen face down on the canvas on a fight that will go down in boxing history – that’s a fact. How do you think Manny Pacquiao feels? I think the answer is what everyone but his wife, Jinky Pacquiao is afraid to say out loud. In an interview, she said that she stayed in the side and didn’t push the topic of his boxing future much because it hurt her so much to see him down. “Hindi s’ya makapaniwala” (He can’t […]

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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: ENTER THE MAGICAL WORLD OF KIDS

“He was in the bathroom when he saw his shadow; except, it wasn’t his shadow, but Marilyn’s. Marilyn was the family’s trusted nanny when he was a baby. She now works for his grandmother, she remains trusted. There really should be nothing to be afraid of in seeing Marilyn’s shadow, and Pablo knew that, but he also knew that Marilyn was not present and her shadow should not be there. He ran out of the bathroom and into the bedroom but found that it had turned into a giant maze. He didn’t know where to go. He knew that his dad […]

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On Family and Career: Are you successful?

“Don’t worry, honey,” my husband says, “God will make you successful, too.” I asked, “what about you?” He answers quietly, “I’m already successful”. I looked at him a little incredulously, “successful? How?” He looks at me, making sure I was looking back at him before he spoke, “I’m in a job that I love and I have a beautiful family.I’m already successful.”

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