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As an OFW family, the husband's vacation is the most-awaited event of my family. I'm praying the his 20-day vacation will be granted this month so that we can celebrate our wedding anniversary together. My daughter and I are listing the places we want to visit while Papa is here.
Here are the few places we want to visit:
We are also planning an out-of-town trip and we are considering Tagaytay. I just hope that the weather will cooperate with us.
Since there are some problems regarding the electrical connections in the house, me might dedicate few days to get it fixed with the help of our electrician.
photos are not mine
Makati Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I'm here at Montevista Villa, Mimosa Leisure Estates, Clark, Pampanga. My two bosses and I are attending the Newly-Elected Officials Program for Makati City Councilors. Our Assistant Department Head is one of resource persons who will present the current status of the development of the city. This will be the first time that our department will sit down with the legislators of the city to discuss issues, concerns and programs that will contribute to the growth of my dear Makati City. :)
photo credits: Mimosa Montevista Photos
July 27, 2013 marks the 99th Anniversary of Iglesia Ni Cristo. One year to go before the Centennial Celebration.
All locales around the world celebrate the success of the Church through Thanksgiving Worship services. Last Saturday, July 13, we attended the Thanksgiving worship services of the children in the Church. My daughter performed in the Choir. It was a day filled with blessings and happiness. I'm so happy because my daughter, despite being young at the age of seven, is being trained to hold an office in the Church. I hope she and her brother will grow up as good and obedient Christians.
Likewise, I'll be performing in the adult choir this coming Saturday and Sunday.
Happy Anniversary to all Iglesia Ni Cristo members around the world!
I was once hooked in watching Korean dramas. I've seen several series including Full House, Hotelier, Boys Over Flowers, etc. When ABS-CBN showed the trailer of their newest Korean drama series, I got interested in watching it. Even it's time slot is already a bit late, I still watch the episodes.
That Winter, the Wind Blows is a 2013 South Korean romantic melodrama television series starring Zo In-sung, Song Hye-kyo, Kim Bum and Jung Eun-ji. Wikipedia
First episode: February 13, 2013
Final episode: April 3, 2013
Network: Seoul Broadcasting System
Program creator: Golden Thumb
Genres: Korean drama, Melodrama, Romance Film
Jo Insung as Oh Soo
Song Hye-kyo as Oh Young
An officemate told me over Facebook that she already watched the entire series thru a website called
epdarama.com. Good! I might continue watching the series through in that site.
How about you, do like watching Korean drama series? What are your favorites so far?
Happy anniversary to all the casts and crews of my favorite teleserye (Tv series), "Be Careful with my Heart" (BCWMH). Congratulation to all the hardworking people behind the show for making BCWMH a very popular show among the Filipino household here and abroad.
The day-time light drama series aired its pilot episode on July 9, 2012 in ABS-CBN Channel 2. It is topbilled by Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap. Personally, I'm a bit latebloomer in patronizing this show while others are following it since then, I got hooked only during the later part of April this year. I only got to see some of the first episodes through video replays posted in the Internet.
I love the show, it's very light, making it unique compared with other telenovelas I've seen in the past. Every episode demonstrates Filipino family values, and positive attitude. ABS-CBN calls it a "kilig-serye'.
Again, congratulations to the men and women behind "Be Careful with my Heart"!
Axa Monday, July 08, 2013
It's been a while since I joined (and won) in an online raffle. I've been visiting the blogs in my reading list few hours ago when the latest post of Ms. Tin Dychiao, popularly known as Manila Fashion Observer. At the bottom of her post about a seminar about financial intelligence or FQ is the link to a very exciting raffle entry.
I followed the link and joined.. and now keeping my fingers crossed haha. I claim it! I will win this raffle.
The prizes are just amazing! Gymboree package, Mind Museum and Manila Ocean Park passes, school supplies from National Bookstore and even a trip to Legoland Malaysia. How cool is that?! So, mom and dads, out there, join the raflle now! :D
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Children growing as BFFs or bestfriends is every parent's dream. If your kids treat each other as best of friends, you are lucky. It is common for brothers and sisters to fight. I, experienced fighting with with older brother during my childhood days and when I was a teen I had a terrible fight a.k.a. world war with my sister because I was stubborn and kinda spoiled back then (being the youngest in a brood of 9).
Now that I am already a parent, I witness numerous petty fights among two children. One Saturday afternoon, few minutes before our afternoon siesta, Yohan was hitting her Ate with a pillow. I repeatedly warned him to stop, he continued hitting her big sister. Thea got fought back and pushed her brother quite hard and the poor little one got a big lump on his forehead. I got scared, in fact Thea was shocked, too. She cried. I massaged Yohan's forehead with cold compress. Thank God, nothing serious happened.
I told Thea, that she, being the big sister should show love and affection towards her brother. She should be patient with him.
So, why siblings fight?
Jealousy and competition may cause sibling rivalry. According to Kids Health online magazie, Kids have unique personalities and evolving needs. Toddlers and preschoolers, for instance, are naturally protective of their toys and belongings. This is the usual reason why my kids have certain degree of misunderstanding. The older one often take away her baby brother stuff and he will aggressively react.
Let me share these tips recommended by Kids Health on how to address this concern:
- As much as possible Dont Get Involved. Step in only when physical harm arises. Three steps to consider when getting involved - Separate kids until they're calm, Don't focus on who's to be blame, and lastly, try to set up a win-win situation so that both of child benefits or learn something.
cartoon show to watch, I instruct Thea to use the other TV and leave Yohan alone. In that way, the
impending squabble is avoided. My constant reminder is to avoid pushing while playing as well as
hurtful teasing to avoid misunderstanding.
- Set house rules for acceptable behavior
- Don't let kids make you think that everything always has to be fair and equal. Sometimes, one kid need more than the other. It's a matter on how, we parents explain things to our children without hurting their feelings and don't let jealousy prevail.
- Be proactive in giving your kids one-one-one attention directed to their interests and needs.
- Have fun together as family. Watch movie, or have a DVD marathon at home, do picnics, engage in art and crafts, and so on so forth. Don't be glued to IT gadgets too much.
Most of all, show our children our unconditional love. Be a role model and maintain a peaceful relationship with our husbands and children.