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Saturday, June 29, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The aroma of fresh coffee makes me miss my Papa so bad. (Of course, I won't tell here - oops - that I was so embarrassed to ask the sales person if they still sell Jovan Musk for Men - Papa's choice of scent. I prefer the coffee scent.)
I miss waking up to the smell of his brewed coffee, his insistence that Paula stop playing her electric guitar full blast with that good fulltone ocd at guitar center. (He prefers playing the ordinary six string, singing old songs with his two younger brothers) I miss his beautiful voice singing Frank Sinatra's "My Way" and "Blue Spanish Eyes" by Engelbert Humperdinck. I miss how he whistles and hums every time he is worried. I miss his super delicious adobo. I miss the conversations we have in the afternoons where he reminisced about his childhood. I miss it every time he morphs into a grumpy old man. I miss his laughter as he watched Cartoon Network with Adrian.
I miss him period.
Spending two weeks in the hospital might have caused me to gain weight. I haven't been eating as much, but stress must be causing me to gain those unwanted pounds. I cannot imagine how not eating can make you gain weight, but I have read somewhere that when your body experiences stress, the neuro-endocrine system, the network of glands that produce and secrete hormones into our blood stream, releases the hormone cortisol that increases our appetite and energy levels.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
(I soo wanted to make a Father's Day post for him-my hero...but I can't bring myself to...seeing him frail and pale with tubes in his nose and mouth, arms swollen from three different IVs...)
Relatives, friends (Ben,Carthel,Malou,Sir Mike Del Rosario and a lot more), office mates, strangers I met at the ICU watcher's room offered prayers, words of comfort and even food. Truly, love in this world is truly boundless.
Here is an inspiring song "Ambon" by True Faith...
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A note for the future: Wyeth Nutrition commits to support Philippine education of underprivileged youth
Today, Wyeth Nutrtion and Synergeia Foundation are working hand-in-hand to do their part by nurturing future generations through education. And they’re doing it through a simple but ingenious way – by giving notebooks to thousands of underprivileged schoolchildren all over the country.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Update: BIR issued Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 44-2013 extending the validity of all unused/unissued principal and supplementary receipts/invoices printed prior to January 18, 2013, the effectivity date of RR 18-2012, from June 30, 2013 to August 30, 2013.
|Annex C RMO 12-2013|
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Saturday, June 08, 2013
|Sweetest Pictures Ever|
Thursday, June 06, 2013
|A photo by Naypong via freedigitalphotos.net|
Saturday, June 01, 2013
|Light After Dark (Mt. Pulag) by Bong Bajo|
I first enrolled my daughter in pre-school when she was just three and a half years old. I was so excited! And she was, too! She always did things early. She started walking when she was ten months old. She had an extensive vocabulary and was talking really well before she turned two. She warms up to other children easily...
I bought her new black school shoes, a new bag, her first-ever school uniform. She breezed through school happily, too.
I had a friend who had a son my daughter's age. The same scene. The mom (my friend) was so excited, she bought new stuff. But instead of hopping happily into the classroom like my daughter, her little boy clung to her leg and screamed until she finally brought her little boy home. He just wasn't ready for school yet.
|Learning through the Dalcroze method|
- Children must believe and be re-assured that someone is always there to look out, care and watch over them. They thrive on love, your attention, loving hugs and encouragement. Children who feel and are loved are more loving, confident children.
- Lead and your child will follow. Children are great imitators and would mirror practically everything you say or do. If you treat people graciously and respect them, your child probably will, too. If you share things, your child will love sharing, too. If you always scream, curse and do offensive things, your child probably would imitate you, too.
- We have grown up practically hating school. Seriously. But parents, don't lead on that you do (shh, it is our secret). Children love to learn, discover things, go around and explore. Encourage this. Allow them to crawl in the mud, write on walls. Don't restrict them for fear that they will hurt themselves or catch germs or something. Praise them! Talk about school and how fun it will be. Describe how school is and how much he will learn new things and meet new people.
- Practice makes perfect. We have been learning ever since we were born through practice. Before we walked, we practiced by crawling. Everything was learned through practice and repetition. Encouraging a child to try and try and practice will build his confidence and he will always thirst to do something new.
- Set limits. Children need firm but loving discipline.
- Prepare your children's activities. Be sure they are enjoying them, though. Do not try to make too many restrictions or dominate them.
- Don't vent your anger on your child.
- Give reasons on why you are angry to your child. My boy used to say "Mama, you don't love me?" whenever I scold him for a misbehavior. My answer is "I love you. So much. But it is not okay for you to exceed the time I gave you to play on your XBox."
- Let your children work out problems for themselves. Let them choose, instead of making decisions for them.
- Let your child be independent and develop their self-confidence by allowing them to do things like dressing themselves (even if their clothes' colors would clash) children try tasks by themselves.