Dec 30, 2019

Dec 28, 2019

December 28, 2019 at 08:49PM


Dance like no one is watching
Live like you’ll never be hurt
Sing like no one is listening
Live like it’s heaven on earth.
 – William Purkey

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Dec 26, 2019

December 26, 2019 at 08:49PM


122619 My post-Christmas thought bubble is a quote from Phil Mcgraw: A year from now, you’re gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now. I better lay off the holiday treats pronto. πŸ₯΄πŸ€£ https://ift.tt/2tLnyRI via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2PXaEZx

Dec 24, 2019

December 24, 2019 at 08:34PM


We give thanks for this joyful holiday when we can celebrate our Savior and his love for us. Merry Christmas, dear family and friends! ♥️✨ https://ift.tt/2ENpV8O via Tumblr https://ift.tt/39771rz

Dec 22, 2019

December 22, 2019 at 09:04PM


Here for a pit stop πŸ€ͺ https://ift.tt/3718b6g via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2sVXJ1a

Dec 21, 2019

December 21, 2019 at 09:04PM


Fotog: Wacky pose! Friends: πŸ₯³πŸ€£πŸ€ͺ Me: 😏 https://ift.tt/2McMB6L via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2PHOiLv

Dec 18, 2019

December 18, 2019 at 06:49PM


121819 When the mall parking is full and the wait is longer than usual… https://ift.tt/34tbXDC via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2tvnQMC

Dec 13, 2019

December 13, 2019 at 09:13PM


We could have had anyone in the world, but God had planned for us to choose each other. https://ift.tt/36uf6EA via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2PFQVMK

Dec 3, 2019

Nov 29, 2019

November 29, 2019 at 10:35AM


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. - Melody Beattie #thanksgivingthoughts https://ift.tt/2OUBH63 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2rDW5k8

Nov 26, 2019

November 26, 2019 at 10:14PM


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Nov 25, 2019

November 25, 2019 at 08:18PM


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When I planned our itinerary, I was determined to just wait for the boys at the ski resort parking lot while they went up the summit of Mt. Titlis.  Fear of height got the better of me.

But after much persuasion, I relented, sucked it up and decided to join them.  The anxiety was still there but something else came over me. Fear of missing out.  I realized we've gone this far and I didn't want to miss a moment with them. #flashback #throwback #swissalps 

Nov 14, 2019

November 14, 2019 at 08:48PM


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Nov 9, 2019

Nov 3, 2019

November 03, 2019 at 08:06PM


You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination. This was the day I decided to just escape from everyone (except the Mr.) and everything (except the phonecam). ☀️πŸ’¦πŸŒ΄ https://ift.tt/2N8QDhf via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2Na5dFo

Oct 31, 2019

October 31, 2019 at 08:13PM


103119 Beach is empty… https://ift.tt/2BZbPjC via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2N39dYg

Oct 30, 2019

October 30, 2019 at 12:33PM


Hopefully wiser ☺️ https://ift.tt/2oxWFP6 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2Nm42S9

Oct 27, 2019

October 27, 2019 at 08:22PM


There’s no place like home except for the beach. 🌴☀️πŸ’¦ https://ift.tt/2Nko67v via Tumblr https://ift.tt/36chaSb

Oct 20, 2019

October 20, 2019 at 08:18PM


The Patapat Viaduct in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte crosses Pasaleng Bay, rises 31 meters over sea level and runs along the town’s coastal mountains, which is the starting point of the Cordillera Mountain Range that snakes through Northern Luzon. It is the 5th longest bridge in the Philippines. This family photo was taken on April 10, 2009 by a local tour guide who showed us around the province. He brought us to Burgos, Pagudpud and Kabigan Falls. #forumsession #forumtraveller #forumsessionoctwenteen https://ift.tt/31xomFc via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2MWLcAJ

Oct 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 at 08:13PM


101519 Two kinds of sunset… Pa and Ma and the color of the horizon https://ift.tt/32hGwMr via Tumblr https://ift.tt/31mhIBH

Oct 12, 2019

October 12, 2019 at 10:03PM


101219 Filial piety. If only everyone will put this to practice… https://ift.tt/2MB0s6g via Tumblr https://ift.tt/32b2eSa

Oct 3, 2019

October 03, 2019 at 08:09PM


100319 I ♥️ them. Every family has that one crazy person. In ours, we have more. #throwback#tbtforumsession#forumtraveller#forumsessionoctoboom https://ift.tt/2pHDbYz via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2oINz1N

Sep 29, 2019

September 29, 2019 at 08:16PM


092919 Sometimes when I need a miracle and look at our sons, I realize we already have three. ♥️♥️♥️ https://ift.tt/2mQoFfM via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2mQVJo7

Sep 26, 2019

September 26, 2019 at 08:35PM


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Sep 23, 2019

September 23, 2019 at 08:22PM


092319 Meet the family. Ages 22, 51, 54, 26 and 15 https://ift.tt/2kBBZUs via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2kwJT1j

Sep 20, 2019

September 20, 2019 at 12:25PM


Did somebody say weekend?πŸ’ƒπŸ» https://ift.tt/31ObScY via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2NqDzFy

Sep 17, 2019

September 17, 2019 at 08:13PM


091719 “It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.” https://ift.tt/2LUkZ5r via Tumblr https://ift.tt/31Gi46M

Sep 9, 2019

September 09, 2019 at 08:33PM


090919 “Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are sandy.” https://ift.tt/304A0GK via Tumblr https://ift.tt/34AGali

Sep 1, 2019

September 01, 2019 at 08:19PM


090119 Moments like these are never enough. Because the middle son was in town for the long weekend, even this green area of the parking lot was a perfect spot to make use of the timer and the tripod. Shangrila Resort Mactan, Cebu August 2019 https://ift.tt/2Ljew3y via Tumblr https://ift.tt/32nNeQG

Aug 30, 2019

August 30, 2019 at 08:27PM


Our little tribe by the gossamer veil of the waterfalls two years ago. Tumalog Falls Oslob, Cebu August 2017 https://ift.tt/2HAjdF9 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2MNtzWA

Aug 26, 2019

August 26, 2019 at 08:31PM


082619 They do not possess superpowers and they do not wear capes, but here I am with my heroes. They are heroes in their own right.

This was during dinner tonight with the extended family on National Heroes Day.

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Aug 23, 2019

August 23, 2019 at 08:36PM


082319 Back home after 2 nights of hospital confinement…

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Aug 22, 2019

August 22, 2019 at 08:36PM


082219 A little bit of crazy, a little bit of nuts, and a whole lot of love.

This month marks “dance-erous” son’s first year at his first job.

Piazza San Marco
Venice, Italy
May 2018

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Aug 19, 2019

August 19, 2019 at 08:48PM



081919 All these wooden inlays ♥️ so painstakingly and meticulously put in place I had to walk barefoot.

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Aug 17, 2019

August 17, 2019 at 08:21PM


081719 With the challenges of menopause, I’m extremely grateful for days without bouts of debilitating anxiety, panic attack, palpitation, internal vibration, etc. Recently, I came across an FB focus group that discusses all the ills of this dreaded phase and I am so so so glad to know my feelings are not unique to me.

My take-away is: if all tests come back normal, chances are, the symptoms may be due to hormones.

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Aug 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 at 08:31PM


081619 Home is wherever my bunch of crazies are.

Piazza San Marco
Venice, Italy
May 2018

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Aug 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 at 08:36PM


081519 All I need.

Sons and hubby, away from the crowd
Versailles, France
May 2018

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Aug 13, 2019

August 13, 2019 at 08:36PM


081319 Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.

A quick shot before letting our family wishes fly at Shifen Old Street.

Shifen Old Street
Pingxi District, New Taipei City
Taiwan, April 2018

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Aug 11, 2019

August 11, 2019 at 08:16PM


081119 Notes to the 3 sons:

Your future does not lay in front of you… it lies deep inside you.

Life is not about finding yourself… it’s about creating yourself.

When life gets crazy, do something normal… and when life gets too normal, do something (a little) crazy.

Always be nice.

Practice the art of listening.

Never forget… we will love you forever, for always, and no matter what.

Our family in a beach in Orleans
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
May 2014

Quotes based from Suzy Toronto
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Aug 4, 2019

August 04, 2019 at 08:01PM


080419 It’s not what you have in life that matters, but who you share your life with.

Our family, 5 years ago, in the state where Ben & Jerry’s ice cream was founded, and in the exact location where the Von Trapp family of Austria settled after fleeing from the Nazis.

Von Trapp Family Lodge
Stowe, Vermont
April 2014

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Aug 1, 2019

August 01, 2019 at 08:20PM


080119 Rain and umbrellas are unwelcome when sightseeing. But when you are dealt with continuous downpour for most of the day, you just have to man up, grin and bear it.

The hubby and sons
Xinshe Castle, Taichung City
Taiwan, April 2018

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Jul 26, 2019

July 26, 2019 at 08:21PM


072619 No perfect pictures, only perfect memories. Counting the days until all 5 of us are in the same place within arm’s reach of each other. ♥️ (Insa-dong, 4/2019) https://ift.tt/2ZaxaR2 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2YkkGVB

Jul 21, 2019

July 21, 2019 at 08:27PM


072119 Throwback to 2015 https://ift.tt/2Y2mi6p via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2Oa4u9D

Jul 20, 2019

July 20, 2019 at 08:27PM


072019 Rosary Basilica behind us… (May 2018) https://ift.tt/2YcLOKd via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2JUzULH

Jul 18, 2019

July 18, 2019 at 08:05PM


071819 The sons at Saud Beach, Pagudpud 10 years ago. They were aged 15, 12 and 5 years old then.

The youngest one silently sat by the shore and longingly watched his siblings play in the sea. He wanted to join them splash, swim and frolic before sunset. He was told (repeatedly) to just play in the sand because he had his swim at Kabigan Falls earlier in the day. We were worried he might catch a cold for over-exposure.

Quite reluctantly, he did obey. This 5 year old boy, young and gung ho as he was then, was wise enough not to have any fit.

Looking back now, none of the boys had bratty outbursts when they didn’t have their way. I’m really pleased they took after their Pa in that aspect.

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Jul 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 at 08:29PM


We didn't use a face app or aging filter in reverse for this.  Lol.  This is really an old photo taken during the summer of 2009 when the sons still had chubby cheeks and layer of pinchable fat.

That day the hubby drove a borrowed Crosswind from my Pa on our way to visit the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. The drive alone was 8-12 hours long depending on the traffic.

It took us less than 4 days. We toured the sights of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Vigan, then drove up to Laoag, Burgos, Bangui, Pagudpud and down again to Paoay before heading back to Las PiΓ±as.

This is the wind farm along the coastline of Bangui Bay in the municipality of Bangui.  It is the first in the Philippines and Southeast Asia and has a capacity to generate up to 33MW.

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Jul 14, 2019

July 14, 2019 at 08:50PM


071419 And when someone asks me “where is home”… Home is you. #hubbyandsons #family https://ift.tt/2xOtDvI via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2Ybi4O1

Jul 13, 2019

July 13, 2019 at 09:06PM


071319 Just three months since this photo was taken and already thinking of where to go next https://ift.tt/2NT2FxT via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2LqTUZV

Jul 12, 2019

July 12, 2019 at 04:21PM


071219 Keep calm even during this Mercury retrograde

1. Anxiety attacks with no trigger this week. Menopause woes.
2. A parcel from Ninjavan is still undelivered (2 weeks since ordered).
3. PLDT’s fiber connection has been down (4 days and we were told restoration is after a week). Not good for work-at-home productivity for the hubby and son.
4. Foodpanda’s delivery was incomplete even after I have paid in full, their live chat service was lousy.
5. And this boy riled me up big time today.

How’s your July week 2 so far?

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