Is my boy stage fright?

I saw Zoe dancing while singing ohhh...ohhh...ohhh (in the tune of lady gaga's roar). I asked him who taught him and he replied it's teacher Joy. I remember there was a letter from their school informing parents about the upcoming foundation week. So I figured it might be a presentation for that said event. I went searching for the song on youtube and played it and he was smiling upon hearing the song so I asked him to dance for me. After that, he has been practicing at home almost every night. And then the big day came. I remember how excited he was, he even reminded me to not go to work because I'll be going with him to the school to watch him

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I Got Note

The little man saw a notepad on my desk while we were reviewing for their final exam. Then he asked me to stop for a while as he has something to write for me. While he requested me to spell the word he writes it on the notepad... And I got my first sweet note from my preschooler...He was baffled as to why the word "mommy" ends with "Y" and so I gave him an "I" instead...

Parenting A Sensitive Toddler

Our youngest Zian is naturally cheerful. He made us laugh most of the time. But, you'll hear him shrieked whenever his brother took his favorite toy, burst into tears whenever I said no, and sulk whenever I scold him. Sometimes we will just see his tears rolling on his cheeks just because someone did not pay attention to him. There was even a time that he refused to sleep with me after scolding & spanking him. . He's way too sensitive and obviously, I'm a bit lost on how to handle my son's emotions. Yesterday, he shrieked when I refused to let him drink a chocolate drink early in the morning. I let him feel his emotion for a while, after all I have chores to finish.

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My Version | Squash Fillet Recipe

It seems that our boys are becomming picky eaters especially our youngest Zian. I noticed that his appitete boosts whenever I served processed food. Though I seldom serve it on our meals (except for the classic hotdog & chicken nuggets), I don't want my kids to endulge on unhealthy food. And that is why I am trying to expand my short recipe list in order to serve nutritious food to my family. I discover this kid friendly recipe from an officemate whom I shared lunch with. While I was tasting her mom's squash fillet, in my mind, I thought of  my boys...perhaps they'll like it. Of course I did not let our lunch end without asking her how her mom made her nutritious baon. I

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Women’s free ride on Women’s Day

I was in LRT line 1 on my way home after visiting a wake. I was about to purchase my ticket when I heard the security guard shouting "mga babae wag ng bumili ng ticket". Then I saw employees entrance gate open & women are entering the station through it. While passing through, I asked the guard why is this so? He replied it's women's day and then few minutes after entering the platform, announcement were made. It's International Women's week and the LRT management were celebrating it by giving a free ride to all women from 5:00-7:00pm in both Lines 1 & 2. Wow that's so generous. I seldom get a free ride from a public transport. I can see smiles through many women's

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UAE School Hunting

For the past few weeks, we have been preparing for our "big move" to Dubai to be with my husband. We have been praying for our family to be together and we are glad that God is slowly showing us a preview to soon be answered prayer. photo from   Part of this preparation is hunting for a preschool for our eldest Zoe. I have been thankful that I have access to internet since most schools in the UAE has its website. Also, KHDA's (Knowledge & Human Dev't Authority) 2014 school ranking is really of big help. As expected, tuition fees are expensive and I didn't expect that school registration starts very early. Currently, I have been on a virtual tour

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Am I A Monster Mom?

Watching our children growing is undeniably one of the best thing parents loves to do. Having two toddlers at home, seeing the happy moments up to their melt downs, are both heartwarming and disheartening. Over the time I have been filled with both heartwarming and disheartening moments from our two boys. How I wish it could only be heartwarming moments, but you know, disheartening moments are inevitable and it often happens in our house now but not for a long time as I remember. Rumblings, fighting up to melt down, has been a common scenario. And so, I thought that our parenting style should be changed. Early in my parenting journey, I don't want to enforce spanking. I was the type of mom, who lose heart

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The Lord is Good

At this time, I hardly get the kids to pray before sleeping and so, I thought of doing memory verses with our eldest Zoe as another way of introducing God to our little ones. I was glad he was okay with it, except that I have to bribe him with a prize in order for him to properly recite the verse. We started with 4-6 sentences verses to make it light for him. I picked out Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all! as his first memory verse. Our youngest Zian, who is only 2 years old also tried to memorize the verse in his own little "language". God by nature is good and the evidence of his goodness is evident in His creation and triumphs.

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Hillsong Worship|No Other Name Concert in Manila 2015

Did you missed last year's Hillsong United concert? Ticket was quickly sold out and they had to open another night for their Zion album tour concert here in the Philippines. This year, don't dare miss it again, as the Hillsong Worship will once again visit the Philippines this coming April 10 for "No Other Name" album tour. This time they will be leading the worship at the Mall of Asia Arena, at  8:00 in the evening. photo from Becca Music Phil I just got our ticket for this awesome worship event. I just love worshiping our God with this people, this is my fourth Hillsong Worship experience and I thank God for this opportunity. Hoping for another meaningful and uplifting worship

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Gratitude Journal for 2015

Happy New Year Everyone! I am hoping and trusting that everyone will have a fruitful year ahead. Setting up few goals for this year for me and my family, one of which is to increase my drive to self improvement both at work and as a mom & wife. I have also decided to boldly count my blessings this year and so I am turning my SB Planner to a Gratitude Journal to archive every thing that I am thankful for. So, how do you see 2015? Have you got your list of goals for the new year?  

Sixth and Counting.

Six years ago, I took Mr. Z to be my partner for life and promised to give him my heart and walk with him hand in hand living, learning and growing in love together. I am so glad that we are celebrating our sixth years wedding anniversary and what makes it more special is that he is here with me to celebrate this memorable occassion. He works overseas that's why being home for our sixth is such a big deal. The past six years may not be a bed of roses, but I am glad that we have passed through rocks together. I know there are more to come, and I pray that as we sail through and learn life better our love triangle with

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Zoe’s 4th Birthday | A Bet on Your Baby Experience

Zoe has been telling me he wanted to celebrate his 4th birthday at Bet on Your Baby (a cute-kiddie game show aired on channel 2). So I did a researched and found out about their birthday club and although it was not totally intentional, I emailed Zoe's picture. After two days I received an email from them, asking for my son's details and was told to just wait for instruction. And just before I forget about the first email, I received an invite to the December Birthday Club Party at ELJ Center via email. The said event falls exactly on Zoe's birthday and so, his wish of celebrating his birthday at Bet on Your Baby will finally come true. On his birthday, we have to

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Finally took the boys for a new do. I would not done these had I not noticed Zian's hair was trimmed and found out it was the yaya who willfully did the trimming. "Mahaba na daw kasi". And so, here are the tot's hair cut bonding moment. I'm glad that Zoe was friendly to kuya barbero this time. He use to be cranky before but this time he opened up a conversation by the telling kuya barbero that his birthday is coming very soon. Hahaha!

And the little pre schooler ranked third

Had I not checked Zoe's assignment notebook "early" today I would not know that it was distribution of their grades today from 8:00-10:00AM. Good thing his school is just 10 minutes walk away from our place. And here comes the surprise! Our son ranked third in the whole nursery level. I didn't expect that he would get the third spot since he only ranked seventh in the first quarter. That seventh place challenged me to give more time on Zoe's studies so he could maintain his grades. But being a working mom, I hardly get a time to teach him, only during periodical exam. And so I am very happy and proud of this achievement. For despite my shortcoming, he improved and got the third

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The little Japanese

United Nations is celebrated on October and Dee Hwa Leong Academy just celebrated it last friday. Zoe was a Japanesse kid. This was remarkable for me, since this is the first school activity that I get him to dance on the stage for their class presentation without a fuss. There were two major school activity that the little pre schooler did not went up the stage for their class presentation. That's why I was happy this time seeing him excited for their presentation. I took a video of the dance presentation however the file is huge and I am having a hard time uploading it in any social media & storage site so I will not be able to share it here. My little Japanese

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