Christmas Traditions: A Party at St. Rita orphanage

We had three Christmas parties scheduled on that day – the kids’ Christmas party with other home schoolers at their MAPEH classes, the staff Christmas party at Jay’s workplace, and this one. Our company’s Philippine team have decided to join a group of home schooling families from the South in hosting a Christmas party for the kids of St. Rita Orphanage in Paranaque. It was a bit of a tough decision because the other two Christmas parties were just as important as this one, but it was the opportunity to take part in bringing joy to children without families that tugged […]

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Remember Nelson

Last December 19, I received a very devastating news. My brother Nelson, who went to Batangas to act as guide to a group of amateur scuba divers, suffered a heart attack and died at sea. On the last night of his wake, my father had asked me to represent our family in delivering a eulogy for him. I went back and forth with it, but in the end, my love for my brother ruled over the intense emotions that I felt and I stood in front of our family, relatives and friends to deliver it. ______________________________________________________________________________ I have no illusions about Nelson. I […]

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Marriage: 7 Reasons why I love dating my husband

I love winning in contests and I love it more when I win something big.  The buffet lunch for two at Midas Cafe that I won from Not your ordinary mum was one of my biggest contest wins this year! Hubby and I were so excited to finally go on a date with just the two of us. These dates are very rare for us. It’s not that we don’t prioritise it, it’s just that it’s kinda hard to find friends willing to look after our three acrobats for a few hours (among other reasons) while we frolic by our twosome. It […]

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10 Memorable songs in our 10 years of marriage

Note: Two years ago, my husband wrote a list of 8 things we learned in our 8 years of marriage and posted it on his Facebook status. Since we celebrated our 10th year (March 29), I thought I’d let him guest-blog here with another one of his lists. ————————————————————————————————————– I don’t normally write unless there’s something special to write for. Most of the time, I leave writing to my wife. But since we’re celebrating a milestone (10th year anniversary), I agreed to guest-blog for her. Me and May have been musicians for as long as we can remember. We may have […]

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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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