Jul 22, 2019

July 22, 2019 at 09:57AM


072219 A reminder to be humble, and to share blessings… https://ift.tt/2JUzJ37 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2M5DlSC

Jul 21, 2019

July 21, 2019 at 08:27PM


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

July 21, 2019 at 07:27AM


072119 Happy Sunday! https://ift.tt/2SqcS3i via Tumblr https://ift.tt/30R2swN

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

July 20, 2019 at 10:47AM


072019 From the Dalai Lama https://ift.tt/32C9k2D via Tumblr https://ift.tt/32CEQ0i

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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July 18, 2019 at 06:19PM


071819 πŸ™πŸΌ https://ift.tt/2YWI3pi via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2JBPPzQ

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 15, 2019

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

July 14, 2019 at 08:50PM


071419 https://ift.tt/2jRnA66 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2loiYoB

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

July 13, 2019 at 11:46AM


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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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Jul 8, 2019


via IFTTT,

070819 Sometimes we need to do some reminiscing and remember the way we loved our spouse at the beginning of our marriages, the simplicity and sweetness of it, before the kids came along, before the layers of hurt, before life got complex and the responsibilities exponentially increased.

We need to think through what it was like to enjoy those moments of affection and intimacy, when we looked forward to every interaction, and there was no other place we wanted to be except in each other’s arms. - from Teach With Joy.

Video credit: our 25-year old son who is turning 26 this month.

July 08, 2019 at 03:03PM


070819 Enjoy the rest of the workweek 😜… https://ift.tt/32hHzMq via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2YF1l2t

July 08, 2019 at 06:48AM


070719 🎡Sunday I’m in love 🎢 (to the tune of The Cure’s Friday I’m in Love) 😁 https://ift.tt/2JhQeY2 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2S1t9vj

Jul 7, 2019

July 07, 2019 at 09:39AM


070719 Sunday mass offertory comes to mind… https://ift.tt/2JwQK31 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2xwmAaz

Jul 6, 2019

July 06, 2019 at 01:49PM


070619 Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate, also called Saint Nicholas Cathedral, is where Princess Grace (Kelly) and Prince Rainier Grimaldi are buried.  The church sits on the site of the first parish church in Monaco built in 1252 and dedicated to Saint Nicholas.

This family pic was taken last year and one of literally thousands of photos still in my phone gallery

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July 06, 2019 at 09:39AM


070619 Don’t look far. Start within your circle. https://ift.tt/2YAP3YN via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2YD7nR0

Jul 4, 2019

July 04, 2019 at 05:01PM


070419 See that smile? I put it there. That line didn’t really come from me… or him. JFK said that about Jackie. Jerry could have easily said the same thing about me, because that’s just how it felt as soon as he texted me: “Landed. See you at home!” πŸ’πŸ»‍♀️ https://ift.tt/2RScwSD via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2YAiLx6

Jul 3, 2019

July 03, 2019 at 02:01PM


070319 read from Larry Kim’s Twitter

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Jul 2, 2019


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070219 When the skirt rides up, the leggings slide down and the sons are able to capture the fiasco on video...

Jul 1, 2019

July 01, 2019 at 04:05PM


070119 A new chapter, a new verse or same old story, what is it for you?

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July 01, 2019 at 08:10AM


070119 A lesson on filial piety for our sons.

You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family. —Anita Baker

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Jun 27, 2019

June 27, 2019 at 07:41AM


062719 Quote from Mark Batterson.

I remember telling our second son to buy an insurance policy with investment when he gets a raise. It’s a good way to save for starters. Although I believe it’s sound advice for someone who just landed his first job, I realized it’s also proper to remind him and his brothers about being charitable and about looking for opportunities to share their time and resources.

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Jun 26, 2019

June 26, 2019 at 04:51PM


062619 Balancing act.

Here is a photo of our youngest son, Jake, back in December of 2005 when he was a year and a half old.

The little tike was having a fit. I wouldn’t let him in my office, because I was on a quick concall. Poor thing.

I picked him up shortly, sat him on my lap and allowed him to scribble on some papers.

Tough times juggling mommyhood and employment then. Son and I just laugh at this memory now. ♥️

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June 26, 2019 at 09:36AM


062619 Things we’ve gone through personally, as a couple and as a family are all testament to the reality of this quote. Hang in there.

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Jun 25, 2019

June 25, 2019 at 05:49PM


062519 The condo that gumballs bought.

We were both employed full time. Husband was helping out in their family business while I was a newly-hired finance manager. Our combined pay was just enough for a family of 4 (sons were aged 4 and 1 then, 3rd son wasn’t born yet).  To stretch our resources, we stayed with my mother-in-law who was so generous and accommodating. However, we knew this was a temporary arrangement. Sooner or later we had to find our own place.

So to augment our income, we ran our little gumball business. This venture turned into our cash machine and provided us the extra funds.

In 1997, five years into our marriage, after careful calculations and with the small biz we had going, we took a leap of faith. We decided to buy our first property, a 79sqm 2-br condo in Guadalupe. We moved in by 1999, after 7 years of rent-free stay with my MIL. God bless her soul.

This photo was taken in 2005 with my parents. The sons were already 12, 9 and 1.

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June 25, 2019 at 07:09AM


062519 Pray for it and work for it

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Jun 22, 2019

June 22, 2019 at 10:55AM


062219 I couldn’t remember the last time I’ve visited Tambuli Beach. It used to be one of the well-known resorts in Mactan in the 80-90s before Shangrila was put up.

Under new ownership, it has been redeveloped in recent years and renamed Tambuli Seaside Living. When completed, the 11-hectare tropical paradise, will have residential condos, a clubhouse, a coffeeshop, restaurants, function rooms and a hotel.

The one thing that sets this resort community apart from the rest is the abundance of century-old trees around the property. Even the structures were built around trees in an effort not to uproot them. Construction is still ongoing, but from what I’ve seen, so far, this whole project is impressive.

Given the chance to invest in a property in Cebu, Tambuli Seaside is a really good option for a residence, a retirement home or a condotel.

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Jun 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 at 06:43PM


061819 Awkward half-smile while muttering under my breath for son to hurry. “Jaaake, daliii… Stop counting and just take that shot. People are coming this way.” http://bit.ly/2FfXl0s via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2IULwOB

Jun 17, 2019

June 17, 2019 at 12:43PM


061719 A guiding thought for every big and small choice we make each day… http://bit.ly/2Kl6Dg4 via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2IRc3fB

Jun 16, 2019

June 16, 2019 at 02:25AM


061619 My Pa and my boys’ Pa as we celebrated Fathers’ Day a day early… Like what most greetings, messages and tributes will say about fathers today, they’re all that, really, plus more. πŸ˜‰♥️ http://bit.ly/2wU5ZNT via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2IKrEO1

June 16, 2019 at 02:25AM


061619 Happy Fathers’ Day!!! ♥️ http://bit.ly/2IiE7JH via Tumblr http://bit.ly/31BP0xK

Jun 13, 2019

June 13, 2019 at 10:25PM


061319 Summer is not yet over, or is it? Regardless of what season we’re in, I’m glad we’re only a short drive away from here for our dose of fresh air, sun, sea and negative ions. ♥️☀️🌊 http://bit.ly/2IKvPZY via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2Kf3sq5

Jun 12, 2019

Jun 9, 2019

June 09, 2019 at 07:59AM


060919 Pentecost Sunday thought: I choose grace, peace and kindness over chaos, stress and difficult situations… http://bit.ly/2K62iNr via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2WwHW6M

Jun 6, 2019

June 06, 2019 at 11:54AM


060619 We become what we repeatedly do… http://bit.ly/2Wh3I9M via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2WdBi09

May 25, 2019

May 25, 2019 at 05:59PM


052519 While the eldest son was taking this shot last April, the 2nd son was showering me with sakura petals. Magical, I thought. And then I saw the son on his knees hastily picking up from the ground the fallen petals to throw at me again. What a prankster.

Looking at this pic takes me back to a time we were all together exploring places we were visiting for the first time. I remember ooh-ing and aah-ing at the smell, the taste, the sights and sounds before us.

It’s not too far in the past yet, but it’s true what they say, photographs make you remember little things even long after you’ve forgotten everything. http://bit.ly/30LgYGQ via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2M8QPPc

May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019 at 07:37PM


052219 Me: (fussing) Let me find a way to hide all the unwanted. Tug this part here. Sit this way. Ok maybe cross the legs. Hold my breath. Hubby: πŸ™„ 25yo son: (clicks away) http://bit.ly/2VTAe6l via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2WYvQiV

May 12, 2019

May 12, 2019 at 09:28PM


051219 That time of the year when mothers feel extra: special, loved, and pampered. #mothersday #mothersday2019 http://bit.ly/2YocjJa via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2E3Q5UO

May 12, 2019 at 07:28PM


051219 Happy and grateful for countless blessings from above… http://bit.ly/2Vdvu6l via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2HeTd2d

May 4, 2019

May 04, 2019 at 07:28PM


Now telling ourselves to stretch a little outside of our comfort zone… http://bit.ly/2ZX7sQP via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2JhZueT

May 3, 2019

May 03, 2019 at 08:28PM


Things are looking up and we’re getting ready for a major project really soon. TGiF! http://bit.ly/2Y9k1qt via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2GRY0Fp

Apr 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 at 09:28PM


042619 Dr. Seuss http://bit.ly/2XJxnJB via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2UCcEWg

April 26, 2019 at 10:28AM


042619 Behind a great man is a (great and silly) woman with a “heart” hand gesture πŸ‘πŸ» http://bit.ly/2vvI2vH via Tumblr http://bit.ly/2XJIF0y