Traditional Filipino Parol (Christmas Lanterns)

One of my fondest memories of Christmas when I was a child was my mom playing the Christmas album that featured traditional Christmas songs on the cassette player and seeing my brothers make the traditional Filipino parols (Filipino Christmas Lanterns) in Decembers I’m not sure if my parents commissioned my brothers to make these parols, but they used to make them every year, until they didn’t. My mom said they stopped making them when my brother almost accidentally burned our house one New Year’s Eve. In the Philippines, we don’t take down the Christmas decors until January. Some even celebrate […]

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The Best Quiet Paper Shedder on The Market

Some companies have needed to protect their documentation because of various reasons like working with sensitive material. These documents may have personal company details on them or they are just trying to save space and going paperless or digital and do not need hard copies of documents anymore. Nowadays everything goes onto the Cloud, so there is no need to create hard copies in all instances. Thus, getting rid of them via means of shredding, is the way to go. Shredders can range from your typical top loaders, to cross-cut devices that can make it difficult for anyone to put […]

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Christmas Traditions 2019: Family December Thanksgiving

Our target for December Thanksgiving is always December 1, but I think for the past two years, we’ve never really been successful at meeting the target date. Something’s always coming up that delays our plans. It’s a very important time for us to come together as a family to thank the LORD and show our appreciation to each other as a family, so we put careful thought to the preparation, making sure it’s not rushed or forced, or ill-prepped. What we’ve been doing the past years had been putting up and adorning the Christmas tree together, then we have a […]

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Ballet Philippines’ Cinderella dazzles!

I took our two younger kids to see Ballet Philippines’ Cinderella at the CCP last Sunday. This would probably be the last ballet show we will see this year, aside from the kids’ recital featuring “Jewels” on the 15th. I’ve yet to find out the lineup for next year’s performances, but I’m excited. I’m sure the shows will be great as always. To be honest, the kids weren’t too keen on watching another┬áCinderella show at first┬ábecause they’ve seen a previous staging by another ballet company a year ago, and they felt that they’ve had enough of the story.┬áBut Ballet Philippines’ […]

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Back to Writing for Smart Parenting

I’m back at writing for Smart Parenting, yay! I was a Contributing Writer for the website and the magazine back in 2015 but I quit for a couple of years. But now that I think I can deliver better, I’m back and excited to write many interesting pieces for SP readers. So far, I’ve published 4 articles (well, technically, only three, but one of them was published as two articles) since I’ve been back: Behind the Glamor: Supporting a Child in the Performing Arts When my Editor, Lei Sison (she’s actually the publication’s Associate Editor (AE), but I answer to […]

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