Jan 22, 2018

January 22, 2018 at 08:10AM


012218 While the past days seemed to put us in limbo, these (plus one not in photo) remain to be my constant, my invariables… http://ift.tt/2DBmSC1 via Tumblr http://ift.tt/2Bj3Vi5

Jan 14, 2018

January 14, 2018 at 02:36AM


011318 The lessons these past few days are to be (more) mindful of our own health and to never take an ordinary cough forgranted. While in Manila, Jerry was awakened at midnight by pain in his right lower rib area. Makati Med ER did tests and xray and advised him to get admitted due to pneumonia. He secured his prescribed antibiotics, signed a waiver, flew home to Cebu and did another round of tests. Earlier today was his OR procedure where Dr. Guardiario and Dr. Rosello drained fluid from his right lung. Thanks to the pulmo team, the thoracic surgeon, the anesthesiologist and to Dr. Etemadi for taking good care of Jerry. This photo is of us after the procedure and after the kids and I had our pneumonia shots. http://ift.tt/2r4dSjA via Tumblr http://ift.tt/2EEWjZk

Jan 8, 2018

January 08, 2018 at 08:34PM


010818 Having a househelp is a convenience I miss sometimes. However, for the last 4-5 years that we didn’t have one to clean after our mess or to prepare hot meals or wash and press our clothes, we’ve somehow survived. We’ve become creative in coming up with solutions even to the most mundane of tasks. In a way it made us more mindful of each other and each other’s needs. This afternoon, I was sitting in a nearby resto with my youngest son who I picked up from school and who was having his early dinner at 530pm. I enjoyed sipping on fresh young coconut juice and felt quite relieved that I didn’t have to do the dishes. http://ift.tt/2m9rAMp via Tumblr http://ift.tt/2EmtVuV

Jan 5, 2018

January 05, 2018 at 10:16PM


010518 He is our youngest son who was born weighing only 2 pounds, 13 years ago. Usually he’d get hand-me-down apparel from his brothers and would borrow their shoes. Now that his feet are bigger, he needs his own pair of kicks. Today he was happy to find a pair that was 40% off the regular price and was more than glad his Christmas money was enough to fund the purchase. http://ift.tt/2qsKXoW via Tumblr http://ift.tt/2lZJT7x

January 05, 2018 at 09:42AM


010518 School sitch. Breakfast with the schoolboy and elder brothers like it’s 2017 and prior years… 🤗 http://ift.tt/2Ar6Pkt via Tumblr http://ift.tt/2CBykwR

Jan 4, 2018

January 04, 2018 at 04:36PM


010417 True to our 2018 wellness goals, I’ve prepped mini bottles of some of our favorite essential oils to add to hubby’s office/travel kit. Panaway for muscle aches, RC for restful sleep (vs. snoring) and Peppermint for alertness or vs allergies and flu symptoms. Sorry Big Pharma, no OTC meds for us since mid 2017 and for as long as we could manage. 🤗 http://ift.tt/2EVfPBO via Tumblr http://ift.tt/2lTDUQH

Jan 2, 2018

January 02, 2018 at 10:11PM


010218 After this pic was snapped, D said her face looked red and there were lines around her eyes. I said my eyebags were heavy and deep. However, no offense meant to those who spend time editing pictures until they’re poreless, I decided to post it here unedited, red face, eye bags, crow’s feet and all. We’ve aged, there’s no denying that. Let us just say these are our lines of distinction, marks of maturity and scars of happiness. http://ift.tt/2CDuW1X via Tumblr http://ift.tt/2Cs3Z4F

January 02, 2018 at 10:56AM


010118 First lunch in 2018 right after hearing mass. It kinda sets the tone for the whole year, that family (and extended family) is top priority. ♥️ http://ift.tt/2ErtuAi via Tumblr http://ift.tt/2DLToOf

Dec 30, 2017

December 30, 2017 at 08:54AM


123017 Before we go in a frenzy of celebrations to bid goodbye to 2017 and to welcome 2018, here’s our year in review… http://ift.tt/2DvqTnJ via Tumblr http://ift.tt/2DwL7xe