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Apr 28, 2018

He turned 8 this year!!!

Time flies quicker than we can imagine. If you are busy with your daily routine life you will not see that birthdays, anniversaries and other events in life is fast approaching.

Just like the 8th birthday of our first born son. It seems like it was just yesterday when I was struggling to pushed him out into that delivery room and cried and looking for my Mama because of the contractions.

Then another year passed it was his first birthday celebration, and then today earlier this year he turned 8.

Still the sweetest, smartest, very quite (if he feels shy) and good son up to now. We do hope he will continue to be one. I have decided to invite family during our dinner celebration. He seems to be very happy this day, as his other friend was here as well to celebrate with him.

Apr 9, 2018

Sunday Class 2018, 2nd Grade

Lately this year, our 8 years old started his Sunday school since the beginning of the school year. Because, we don’t have Religion subject in their school, and as a Roman Catholic, it is my duty to introduce my children into my Religion. Some people might think about why not giving them a chance to pick the Religion they wanted when they grow up? What if they are not happy of the Religion they have now? My answer will be REALLY???!!!!..... REALLY!!!! LOL…

Anyways, I do ignore those questions from other people who don’t know my devotion.

We have our own ways to send and brought our children on earth. And this is our way to introduced them who God is, and how important He is in our lives.

I have to send our son to a 9 o’clock Sunday School in our Parish and then we proceed to attend the Holy Eucharist afterwards. Whenever they don’t have Sunday Class, I skipped the Mass, however I do listened to the online Eucharist which is from a different state, it is live and from a Notre Dame Parish.

They baked bread during the class; I would assume it has to do with the upcoming Lent. Our sons always bring some papers after the class and it’s a great way to him to re-read the information at home.

Mar 7, 2018

Lunch at Jollibee inside the Terminal

It wasn’t the first time my children dine-in at the famous Filipino fast food named Jollibee. Actually, I am not sure how many times they have dine-in at the fast food. For sure both had their first meal at New York City and it was already being scrapbook for keep sake.

However, we need to have our lunch at the Terminal before taking off. For we will be landed at General Santos City Airport pass lunch time, and we don’t want to travel kids with a hungry stomach. Of course, there is no doubt in my mind to take the travelers with me at Jollibee.

As expected, the place is packed. Good thing there were stall outside of other fast food chain in the Terminal. We got the chance to sit in but we have to make sure we take order from them too. In order to prevent the hassle we did. My Mama and Papa did order their lunch in that food stall so we will have somewhere to sit. It was a very filling lunch for everyone else.

Before we left, I asked my boys to stand right next to the Jollibee Statue for a quick souvenir. However, there is this one little kid who is also a big fan of the said Mascot and would never leave the place. He is also adorable, but that didn’t stop me from taking a photo of my boys. I don’t want to miss something that I can show them in the future.

After a quick break and strolling, we proceeded to our gate number to get prepared for our final destination bound to Gensan. I find it very nice although, I feel bad for myself as when I picked my parent’s seats, I didn’t know that I can put them into the front seat so my Mother don’t need to walk that far. But she managed to make it, she was fine, I think just exhausted and all.

Also, that day was the big fight of the Philippines Champ Boxer, Manny Paquiao. We didn’t really watch the whole fight, but thanks to the free WiFi in NAIA 3, we did watch a posted live video on Facebook, in which gives us something to do while boarding time started.

I better start digging all the pictures I have during our 2017 Philippines Vacation. That way, I have other things to show here as well.

Jan 12, 2018

A Visit to Katanggawan Place

It was one humid day when my Papa decided to visit one of their properties and this time it was at Katanggawan. I’ve heard about this area before, but I have not gone to see that place myself. So, without any question I took the boy with me just to wander around the area and of course to see the place myself.

Geared them up and sprayed with Mosquito repellent to prevent them from being bitten. And I just want to make sure that the boys will be safe, it’s very common to get a dengue fever in the Philippines due to the weather and so many mosquitoes in any places.

It was one night morning so the humidity wasn’t as bad as it used to be. I don’t have pictures for souvenirs because I think I left my phone at home. I am not sure if I brought it with me. The thought of the humidity and the mosquito bites on me just truly makes me not think about taking pictures.

It would be a good memories to have it with me, as Mama was also there with me. We buy snacks from the walking vendor, a popcorn and some thing else that I don’t even remember the name.

Maybe next time, during our visit I will be able to take more pictures so I will be able to post it here.

Nov 16, 2017

Pumpkin Carving 2017 what did we carve?

I’ve got to blog about our 2017 Pumpkin Carving with the family and plus we have an additional member of the family circle. No! I am not pregnant again. The newest member because my niece is with us this year and it is her very first time to carve pumpkins. You see, we don’t do this in the Philippines, we don’t have this much big pumpkins or not that I am aware of. So, this year is an extra special for working on it.

The place where we used to buy our pumpkins doesn’t have much grown this year. They said they have a bad/slow year for good pumpkins and so, they have limited good ones for sale. 
Getting ready... opening and gutting their pumpkins

Niece tracing her pattern

Messy table...

We ended up buying to the local store, and not sure where exactly it is originated. Still, we heard that one of our local farmer’s still has some good pumpkins left. And we drove our way to the place to get the rest of the 2 pumpkins. We have 4 this year.

Looking for the prototype isn’t hard nothing like before. All I did is to seek out online for the ones I sought and so was the rest of the family. We selected JACK from the Nightmare before Christmas, OWL’s Head for my 7 years old [thankful he finally joined to carve the pumpkin this year]. I’ve got the GRAVEYARD one and since my pumpkin isn’t too big, it was very hard to carve those tiny and thin parts. I managed it and come up with somewhat pretty close.
All carved pumpkins ready for display
My husband picked his own outline as he was busy fixing our Water Heater Tank as it was leaking in, which is another story that I would like to share next time. He has multiple patterns, nevertheless end up with a MAD PUMPKIN feature. Not sure specifically, yet it turned out to be pretty awesome.
Left to Right.... Son and Niece [Owl's Face, Jack from Nightmare before Christmas Movie]

Left to Right.... Husband, Mine [Monster Face, Graveyard]

We never forget to save the seeds of course, and since we have big pumpkins, there are more seeds as well. We baked and seasoned it, then munched it as a snack. This year, the husband didn’t cook it well and so we still have more sitting on our table, wondering when will it be eaten.

Moreover, we have put our pumpkins outside the house for decorations, lit the candle we have inside and it looked even better.

What about you? What did you carve this year? How fun was your pumpkin carving with your family?

Nov 2, 2017

Halloween 2017 Kid’s Costume this year!

I have all things figured out since last Halloween of what my kids going to wear. Of course, the little one will always or has to wear the hand me down costume of his Kuya when he was his age and thank goodness for the safety plastic bags that keeps the clothes clean and new the little one’s costume still looks brand new. Mind you it is 4 years old now.
Robin's eye were close..didn't notice it until seeing this picture...

My two Super Heroes .... Robin [Teen Titans] and Captain America [Avengers]

With Ate Pretty...A not so Wicked Witch....

Kuya K has worn it when he was 3 years old and now our little one will turn 3 on December yet, he is big enough to wear the costume, in which I find it just perfect for him to be Robin.

Caleve is a Robin or the Captain of the Teen Titans Cartoon Character. I’m happy that he wore the mask. And that he was all dressed up when I got home from work. Very excited to walk for a trick or treat.

Kuya wished to be one of the Avengers and so it was also a perfect timing when I went to Walmart to purchase an on Sale Costumer for him. It was 50% or 70% off of that time, I can’t remember and I’m not buying something that he will only wear once or twice for a full retail price. I’m cheap when it comes to this product because they are expensive if you don’t wait until clearance or when they become Sale, which I can get 90% off or free.

Captain America is missing his Shield, I totally forget about that until my Papa mentioned where is his Shield? It wasn’t included in the costume when I purchased it, also it was lame of me not to make him one. My Papa suggested to use a lid of a wok instead, but I have not time to make it anymore. The good thing is that they don’t have enemies that day, for my son to use the Shield….lol!

And as for Pretty, it was un-intentional for her to join the trick or treating. Yet, I’m happy that she put on some makeup and became a Wicked Witch. We don’t have a costume for her, but she did wear a black clothes after all.

She joined the gang for a trick or treat house to house, never intended to join, however, everyone kept asking her if she would like some candies, and that’s when she decided to just go trick or treating with the boys.

They got lots of candies, but not as many as last year. Of course, it didn’t help when the weather outside was 43F cold and windy. The fun thing is that even though they went home early, they go house to house for a trick or treat candies also it was Pretty’s first time to go trick or treating.

Oct 7, 2017

Preparations for a Home Renovation

There are many different types of home renovation projects. You might be doing something very large and involved like adding a new room to your home. You could have a smaller project like replacing the cabinets in your kitchen. Whatever the case may be, it is important that you know the right steps to take so your home renovation project is completed as quickly as possible with no mistakes. The procedure for preparing your home to be renovated will be basically the same regardless of the size of the project. Here are the steps you will need to follow.

1. Decide exactly what will be renovated.

Ideally, you should try to avoid making any changes at the last minute when it comes to your renovation project. This can create serious problems and might cause your project to take a lot longer to complete. Your contractor will be hiring people, renting equipment and ordering supplies based on the renovation plans you initially discuss with him. Changing your plans at the last minute might require different equipment or materials. Therefore, you should make all of your final decisions before you contact a home renovation contractor.

2. Look for a contractor to be in charge of renovating your home.

A contractor is a person who makes a living by overseeing construction crews on various renovation projects. This person will be in charge of all the people who will be renovating your home. Needless to say, it is crucial that this person knows exactly what he is doing. He needs to have a firm grasp of the project so that he will be able to make sure it is done correctly. You should hire a contractor with at least five years of experience. You should also look at some of the other homes the contractor has worked on.

3. Prepare the area of your home that is going to be renovated.

You need to be sure the area where the construction crew will be working is prepped and ready to go when they get there. You should not have any junk laying around that will need to be picked up and put away when the crew shows up to your home. Make sure there will be enough room for the workers to use their equipment. The workers should also have easy access through your home in the renovation area.

Swimming Lesson Fall 2017


Another season of my first born’s swimming lesson. And this time, he is doing great, no longer shy turd, but now becoming more interactive with other kids and he seems to be doing well.

Last year my husband’s Aunt had to go down by the pool to encourage him to swim back and forth in order to get used to swimming and to practice the skills even more.

This time, I’m glad I don’t need to go down right next to the pool and walk just for him to swim and practice more.

It was a nice and fun beginning of the season, there were so many students with different aids to help them.

Looking forward to be better in the next few weeks. 

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