Nov 29, 2013
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Nov 28, 2013
Note that I am sticking with the "snowflake" design. That's quite off considering that it never snows in the Philippines, probably never will. And I've only seen actual snow like once on a trip in 2006. Hihi...
How are your holiday preparations so far?
Nov 27, 2013
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
These lanterns were bought last year from a sidewalk vendor. We requested him to mount each on a bamboo pole and to wire light bulbs inside. After a thorough dusting, I'm amazed they still look good as new.
They may be simple yet these Pinoy "parols" remind me of my childhood and Christmases in Las Pinas.
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
This was taken in the morning of Monday after bringing our grader to school... Seeing it on a clear day, I was reminded to be hopeful and to trust that everything will turn out okay. It kinda set the tone for the rest of my week.
Nov 17, 2013
Benefits: Activates the internal organs and is particularly helpful for problems in the lower abdomen. Refreshes the whole body. Stimulates the solar plexus and helps to dispel depression. The Asana promotes mobility of the hips and stretches the back and leg muscles.
Nov 15, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Beginner’s Tip :
If you are a beginner, feel free to use a bolster or block to support your buttocks. It would also be useful to have a yoga instructor guide you through the poses so as to escape mishaps."
Nov 12, 2013
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul...
Nov 11, 2013
Nov 7, 2013
Though we are busily preparing for the unwanted arrival of super typhoon Yolanda who is currently tracked to have entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), I didn't forget it's Throwback Thursday. Haha! This is the time I imagine to hear the voice of my eldest son saying "hmm, shallow".
As one of my favorite preoccupation these days to pass time, I happened to read back some entries from my old blog. Sharing here a 5yo post and photo which made my day. I hope it does yours. This was when the sons were aged 15, 12 and 4 years old.
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Going out of the bathroom, I ran to the room to avoid getting the laminated floor wet. The sons were there perched on the foot of my bed while watching MTV. Kyle and Jake were in an argument about why Jake changed Kyle’s cellphone ringtone.
“Ah-erm… I’m going to change.” I said, clutching my towel, water from my hair now dripping on the floor. “Hel-lo? Did you boys hear me?”…”I’m in a hurry!”… Nothing. “Excuse meeee”
No reaction whatsoever.
I rummaged my wardrobe cabinet to get some clothes and muttered under my breath “Fine, stay here and see me naked!”
I heard footsteps and saw them gone in a flash.
Hmm… always worked like a charm!
Nov 6, 2013
Nov 5, 2013
Nov 4, 2013
Thank God for the happy get-together and your safe Manila-Cebu-Manila flights! See you three again back in Cebu in December! For now, time to hit the books and get good grades. :)
Nov 3, 2013
The birthday celebrator turned 50 and we were there to mark the milestone with his family. He is almost 4 years older than me. He is my Pa's cousin, so that makes him my uncle. His daughters are slightly younger than my sons, his youngest being 5 years old.
Upon hearing this, my 20 year old son exclaimed: "I should make 'mano' Sabi's hand!?!" mano - is a sign of respect to bring the back of the hand of an elder to one's forehead. Hehe... awkward, but how do you deal, right? LOL
In our clans, both hubby's and my side, it is common to have uncles or aunts who are the same age or even younger than their nephews or nieces. I guess this scenario is not unusual for big families where the youngest sibling is almost the same age as the kids of the eldest or older sibling. Hmm. Perfectly normal except that addressing younger relatives as aunt/uncle, or older relatives as nephew/niece can actually be confusing at times... It's easier to go by their first names.
Nov 2, 2013
When online, I usually pin images of outfits I think I could copy. This was one of them. So this was another use for my almost 10yo wide-leg pants and black tank. I guess the pants pretty much did its job in hiding my wide hips.