Apr 9, 2020

April 09, 2020 at 08:04PM


2020-04-09 Last Feb, we took this photo around the time we had our personal appearance for our visa application. Our visas have been approved since, but due to Covid19, we have nowhere to go. We momentarily bemoaned the canceled trip and the amount already spent, but we believe there is a lesson to be learned from all these. God’s will for us always has reason and purpose. Now we are all together in one place riding out the effects of this pandemic. With joyful hearts we are enjoying increased family prayer time; homecooked meals; movie nights; and simply leading a slower and peaceful pace of life. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. - 1 Thessalonians 5-18 https://instagr.am/p/B-wmOO6gmar/ via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2UVT62E

Apr 8, 2020

Apr 7, 2020

April 07, 2020 at 08:39PM


2020-04-07 The photo I posted on FB in reply after being tagged to choose a pic that made/makes me proud to be a mother… https://instagr.am/p/B-rcuwNA_sF/ via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2UNXJLS

Apr 6, 2020

April 06, 2020 at 09:39AM


040620 Hello Holy Week! https://instagr.am/p/B-nqhNPglFy/ via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2JHE0r0

Mar 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 at 08:18PM


2020-03-27 Physical distancing. This photo of our complete family was taken last August 2019, way before the outbreak. At the moment, we could only pray for the protection of our healthworkers, frontliners and volunteers, the recovery of those infected, and the health of those on quarantine. #forumsession#forumtraveller#fotografiaunited#bepopular#onefu#kimtaepyung#hyunbin#staypiclens#fu_q327 https://ift.tt/33NTJ0M via Tumblr https://ift.tt/3dwvXuM

Mar 26, 2020

March 26, 2020 at 05:18PM


2020-03-26 If only we can consume totally good media… https://ift.tt/2ws5CgV via Tumblr https://ift.tt/33K1Sn9

Mar 24, 2020

March 24, 2020 at 08:31PM


2020-03-24 To pass the time during the community quarantine period, one of the things we do is to watch kdrama. Lol. That is something unheard of for this family of 4 men and a lady. But I must admit it does keep the Covid19 paranoia and anxiety at bay. Even my sleep rhythm has been good the past days.

From our 2019 trip, here’s a photo of me taking a sunset stroll at Nami Island with my imaginary Captain Ri #HyunBin.

#forumsession#forumtraveller#pickotthedays
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Mar 22, 2020

March 22, 2020 at 08:31PM


“I thought then that Papa was a heartless monster. I almost hated him for his cruelty.

Then one night as Goding and I were sound asleep, I felt a hand tenderly brushing my hair. I did not move at all lest he notice me awake. He then kissed me and Goding on our foreheads and returned to his own bed.

In the dead of that night a realization hit me: that Papa loved us after all and his ways of disciplining us were all meant to make us see our errors and correct our ways. As I grew older and looked back at the moments in my life, I realized that Papa did what was best for us boys. Had he spared the rod we might not have become the men we are today”.

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As read aloud by my son, Jake (with #hyunbin hair left in the photo with his own Pa), from the memoirs of his great grandfather, my maternal Lolo Peping Sering. This was one of the things I requested him to do during the quarantine period.

Cebu Community Quarantine: Day 7 (03-22) #reminiscences_of_govjosesering 4th of a series of excerpts from the book “Reminiscences”. #forumsession#forumtraveller#bracepictech https://ift.tt/3beRQgf via Tumblr https://ift.tt/39alu4T

Mar 19, 2020

March 19, 2020 at 08:20PM


2020-03-19 “This incident spread all over the barrio before noon as the lasses went home and recounted the incident to their parents.

I tried this act one more time a few weeks later. To my discomfiture, some of the laundrywomen in the spring were married women and instead of fleeing from the scene, they stood up with their palo-palo (a small wooden paddle used for beating the clothes clean) and threatened to strike me with it.

They chased me away and I narrowly escaped whacking.”
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As read aloud by my son, Jake (leftmost in the photo with his elder brothers), from the memoirs of his great grandfather, my maternal Lolo Peping Sering. This was one of the things I requested him to do during the quarantine period.

Cebu Community Quarantine: Day 4 (03-19) #reminiscences_of_govjosesering 3rd of a series of excerpts from the book “Reminiscences” https://ift.tt/2Ul3M9u via Tumblr https://ift.tt/3a2WRZh

March 19, 2020 at 03:20PM


2020-03-19 🙌🏼 https://ift.tt/3baQ67w via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2U2yXHN

Mar 18, 2020

March 18, 2020 at 08:25PM


“Oya Mesiang was slightly dark-skinned. Apart from Mama Lilang, she was the nicest, sweetest, self-effacing and gentle woman I ever knew.

She loved her grandchildren so much that she maintained a mini piggery, designating one pig to be slaughtered during each of our birthdays or when we came home during vacations.

Her pigs were then named after us: Meding, Tonieng, Peping and Goding.”

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Jake read aloud from the memoirs of his great grandfather, my maternal Lolo Peping Sering, before I let him enjoy his game on his laptop. This was one of the things I requested him to do during the quarantine period.

Cebu Community Quarantine: Day 3 (03-18) #reminiscences_of_govjosesering 2nd of a series of excerpts from the book “Reminiscences” https://ift.tt/38VmmKp via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2x93LNH

March 18, 2020 at 02:55PM


2020-03-18 Something to be grateful for, always… https://ift.tt/2TXagw8 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2wjNR30

Mar 17, 2020

March 17, 2020 at 11:55AM


“Another task I hated was washing clothes.

One time I had to go to the spring with a batya (a big tin basin) full of dirty clothes. When I arrived, there were a lot of young maidens who had already occupied most of the rocks where laundering can be done, and there was no way I could accomplish my chore. This worried me, because I had to go back to the house before noon as I still had to cook the noonday meal.

I then stood in the middle of the water and stripped naked. When the girls saw me, they screamed and ran away hurling invectives as they hid behind the bushes.

Their flight gave me a chance to choose the best place where I could do my job until I was finished.”

Jake read aloud from the memoirs of his great grandfather, my maternal Lolo Peping Sering, before I let him enjoy his gaming on his laptop. This was one of the things I requested him to do during the quarantine period.

Cebu Community Quarantine: Day 2 (03-17) #reminiscences_of_govjosesering 1st of a series of excerpts from the book “Reminiscences” https://ift.tt/3d4cocV via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2UiujV0

Mar 16, 2020

March 16, 2020 at 09:25AM


2020-03-16 Day 1 Cebu community quarantine, day 2 Manila… https://ift.tt/3b9HcYj via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2QgEWWQ

Mar 14, 2020

March 14, 2020 at 09:09PM








2020-03-14 The sons and hubby, while trying to make the umbrella and bum bag fashionable at EWHA.

With the pandemic going on and with plenty of time  to spare while on community quarantine, I found myself browsing through memories of our family travels and found this.

Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure: where your treasure, there your heart; where your heart, there your happiness -Saint Augustine.

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Mar 9, 2020

March 09, 2020 at 07:52AM


A 2nd or 3rd condo loan is not a need if you can’t afford the basic necessities 🤦🏻‍♀️ https://ift.tt/39CwgSr via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2TzVDPp

Mar 8, 2020

March 08, 2020 at 08:22PM


2020-03-08 Marking International Women’s day with a photo of my #hyunbins at Ewha Women’s University, Seoul. Another proof of my fixation with #CLOY https://ift.tt/2xmH9JZ via Tumblr https://ift.tt/39z753f

Mar 3, 2020

March 03, 2020 at 08:16PM


2020-03-03 After-effect of my #CLOY fixation… A photo with my very own Hyun Bins https://ift.tt/2TxgCkC via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2TiPBCr

Feb 27, 2020

Feb 26, 2020

February 26, 2020 at 07:26AM


A happy and lasting union as it turns out, is also being able to share with that special person the burden you can’t share with anyone else. ♥️ https://ift.tt/2SZUY9s via Tumblr https://ift.tt/32txAUM

Feb 23, 2020

Feb 19, 2020

February 19, 2020 at 08:12PM


2020-02-19 “No matter how grouchy you’re feeling, You’ll find the smile more healing. It grows in a wreath all around the front teeth. Thus preserving the face from congealing.” 😂- Anthony Euwer https://ift.tt/2P3le0g via Tumblr https://ift.tt/37M9I00

February 19, 2020 at 07:12PM


2020-02-19 from Teach with Joy https://ift.tt/32cDNEO via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2V6JcLY

Feb 17, 2020

February 17, 2020 at 08:46PM


2020-02-17 I am good, but I’m no angel. I sin, but I’m not evil. - M. Monroe. https://ift.tt/322eC7w via Tumblr https://ift.tt/3233Z4H

Feb 14, 2020

February 14, 2020 at 08:12PM


2020-02-14 I could watch Netflix with this guy forever. 🤩 Happy VDay to all. #truestory https://ift.tt/39DJ7DD via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2wfhJgF

February 14, 2020 at 06:42PM


2020-02-14 Happy Hearts Day! https://ift.tt/2vx0vv3 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2SrUxEL

Feb 13, 2020

February 13, 2020 at 08:42PM


2020-02-13 It’s a celebration everytime everyone is in town. #family #sons pre#valentine https://ift.tt/2HgPEbf via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2OQk1sW

Feb 11, 2020

February 11, 2020 at 06:43PM


2020-02-11 Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes https://ift.tt/2w0EQeK via Tumblr https://ift.tt/3btfEOp

Feb 7, 2020

February 07, 2020 at 08:26PM


2020-02-07 “I feel that it is healthier to look out at the world through a window than through a mirror. Otherwise, all you see is yourself and whatever is behind you. -Bill Withers https://ift.tt/2usVMdp via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2veVh6M

February 07, 2020 at 03:56PM


Maya Angelou https://ift.tt/2H2Oxvv via Tumblr https://ift.tt/31yi7lV

Feb 6, 2020

February 06, 2020 at 08:26PM


2020-02-06 Somewhere between our starting point and our destination, we stopped by for coffee and siopao. I chose to stay in the coffeeshop instead of the siopao place. #forthegram https://ift.tt/2SrCkWs via Tumblr https://ift.tt/31y4cMF

February 06, 2020 at 07:26PM


2020-02-06 Words of Lyndon B. Johnson https://ift.tt/381Mhkc via Tumblr https://ift.tt/371T4Jd

Feb 4, 2020

February 04, 2020 at 08:34PM


Don’t you just want to straighten that spoon? #oc https://ift.tt/2Os3yuV via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2vGVU9t

February 04, 2020 at 08:34PM


2020-02-04 Tweaked from Estee Lauder’s quote https://ift.tt/2UnYVG7 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2SeQMB6

Feb 3, 2020

Feb 2, 2020

February 02, 2020 at 08:34PM


2020-02-02 Our spontaneous laughter doesn’t usually make it to our cameras. This photo was staged. And it amuses me when hubby puts up with my IG whims. #forthegram https://ift.tt/2S7mnEO via Tumblr https://ift.tt/31oAPMT

Feb 1, 2020

February 01, 2020 at 02:34PM


2020-02-01 Sage advice applicable to finances https://ift.tt/2GHEtbl via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2S5RIYs

Jan 30, 2020

January 30, 2020 at 08:36PM


2020-01-30 Together, hours feel like seconds. Apart, days feel like years. Just feeling a little sentimental today, because of everything that’s been going on. Too many losses and uncertainties. May February and the rest of 2020 be better for all of us. https://ift.tt/36zCOyU via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2vumNxf

Jan 26, 2020

January 26, 2020 at 08:25PM


2020-01-26 By @viniegraffiti’s first mural in Southeast Asia. French street artist Vinie Graffiti is celebrated for her larger-than-life portraits of women. Characterized by “volume,” these mesmerizing murals feature cartoon-like characters with extreme proportions, expressive faces, and swirls of stylized hair. - mymodernmet.com https://ift.tt/2Rtrss7 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2tV22un

January 26, 2020 at 08:25PM


2020-01-26 Persevere… https://ift.tt/2RSmu70 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/315pbGN

Jan 25, 2020

January 25, 2020 at 08:25PM


Happy Chinese New Year!!! #yeesang #cny #lohei https://ift.tt/2RnRhcO via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2tPs9Ts

Jan 23, 2020

January 23, 2020 at 02:42PM


2020-01-23 even if there are times you feel taken advantage of. 😏 https://ift.tt/2RjgDbJ via Tumblr https://ift.tt/37mVSBF