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Opening Prayer On Lizette's Debut 2013

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MYE DOMAIN ENTRY December 4, 2013 Every milestone in life is a remarkable event... an occasion to celebrate and be grateful for. Nothing is worthier than appreciating God's blessings and praising Him everyday. Either in joy or sorrow, we close our eyes... kneel down to ask for guidance, and utter our intentions. The most anticipated day has come. November 16, 2013, marked the 18th birthday of my daughter. As we shared a momentous night in her life, we offered a prayer to ask for the Holy Spirit to come upon us and bowed our heads in God's divine presence. Claire Dave Ellis The opening prayer was delivered by: Claire Dave Ellis Magos , a younger cousin of our debutante, currently in 7 th  Grade at La Immaculada Concepcion School. Their closeness goes beyond being cousins because Lizette treats her like a baby sister. THE OPENING PRAYER "GOD of all creation, worthy of our praise, we are grateful for Your presence in this evening’s celebration of life. We thank You for this o

Kiko's First Visit to the Dentist

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MYE DOMAIN July 29, 2014 I guess, everyone had experienced a disturbing toothache. This condition is so annoying that we can hardly endure the terrible pain it caused. How much more if a 5-year old kid suffers from this unbearable soreness? Kiko's First Visit to the Dentist Kiko has been complaining about a recurring pain in his decayed right molar. Brushing his teeth and taking paracetamol somehow gave him temporary relief. The pain persisted and kept him up for two consecutive nights. My husband and I encouraged him to visit the dentist to check on his aching tooth and he agreed. July 27, Sunday morning was Kiko's first visit to the dentist. I knew he was a little apprehensive but Doc Ric's warm and friendly approach made Kiko very comfortable. I thought he's not yet ready to sit on a dental chair but I underestimated the braveness of this young kiddo. He's cooperative that's why Doc Ric was able to perform two temporary fillings successfully with less effort

My Daily Routine

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MYE DOMAIN February 25,  2013  Waking up with a list of tasks to undertake has become a daily routine. These must be performed otherwise... everything will pile up and if chores accumulate... the BIG "S" (stress) will take over my system and my asthma attacks will follow. This is a chain reaction and I have no other better alternative but to get things done and over with. My workplace starts in the bedroom, then in the kitchen, dining, living, bathroom practically.. all around the house or even out like in the bank, supermarket, and drugstore. I still have online activities that need my attention as well. FIRST things first... prioritize... Be organized PATIENCE  overcome hassles ignore tiredness and before I know it... MISSION accomplished !!! TOMORROW is another tiring but rewarding day. I can hardly wait for WEEKENDS to come. Oh! It may be time to have a break but laundry is waiting for me. Being a mom 24/7 is not only tiring but stressful. Getting the house chores done is

GOD Almighty

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  We have our mind to acquire  and share knowledge We can only discover, invent, innovate We can only utilize the resources available...  tangible or not We can only do our best... our abilities have limitations We can survive if we have the determination We can fail if we  don't believe in our own strength We can make something  out of nothing But we can never  SURPASS  the  POWER of the  ONLY SUPREME BEING...  our  GOD ALMIGHTY.

Kiko's Abstract Creations

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MYE DOMAIN December 7, 2014 These are some of Kiko's abstract creations. His love for drawing using crayons is just fascinating. Almost everyday, he would get his sketch pad and starts to do random designs. He draws outline of any shape then fills them up with various colors. His love for art mainly focuses on colors. he even asked me to give him a present this coming Christmas. He wishes to have 96-colored Crayola crayons. He wants different shades. More crayons mean more colorful art pieces like these. Heart Hearty Heart Monster L Candy House He even provides titles for his artworks so, I have to document this little milestone of this little artist of mine. Maybe, 10 years from now, he will be interested in reading my blog posts about him and take him to a nostalgic recollection of his childhood.

"Song Cover: Walang Hanggang Paalam By DANLOURD"

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"WALANG HANGGANG PAALAM" A Joey Ayala Original Song Cover By Danlourd De Asis Di ba tayo'y narito Upang maging malaya At upang palayain ang iba Ako'y walang hinihiling Ika'y tila ganoon din Sadya'y palayain ang isa't-isa Ang pagibig natin ay Walang hanggang paalam At habang magkalayo Papalapit pa rin ang puso Kahit na magkahiwalay Tayo'y magkasama Sa magkabilang dulo ng mundo Ang bawat simula ay Siya ring katapusan May patutunguhan ba Ang ating pagsinta Sa biglang tingin Kita'y walang kinabukasan Subalit di-malupig ang pag-asa Ang pagibig natin ay Walang hanggang paalam At habang magkalayo Papalapit pa rin ang puso Kahit na magkahiwalay Tayo'y magkasama Sa magkabilang dulo ng mundo Ang pagibig natin ay Walang hanggang paalam At habang magkalayo Papalapit pa rin ang puso Kahit na magkahiwalay Tayo'y magkasama Sa magkabilang dulo ng mundo Sa magkabilang dulo ng mundo oh

KIKO, At Five Years Old

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MYE DOMAIN June 19, 2014 Five years back, I glanced at this cute chubby face for the very first time. From day one up to this writing, he never fails to amuse me... the way he thinks and speaks out his thoughts, the way he moves and reacts to situations. He has this prominent character that makes our lives more interesting and tiresome at the same time. Newly born KIKO I was bound to be a mother for the last time with him and I will surely miss being pregnant and feel the first trimester hang-ups. Having three wonderful kids is a treasure itself. Being a mother is priceless. Looking for a nanny is no longer relevant. I can't imagine anybody taking care of him other than myself. It's not that he's so dependent on me as normal kids do with their moms but, I guess I'm the one who is dependent on him. A few weeks ago, he thought of sleeping with his Kuya KD. For the first time, he's out of our bed. My husband and I were unable to sleep soundly. Maybe, we are not used to

Effects of Chronic Parental Conflict

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Marriage is a lifelong commitment of two individuals who are joined by a matrimonial ceremony. It is the process by which a couple makes their relationship public, official, and permanent. It's a legalized union of two people who vowed to live life together, forever. A contract that establishes the rights and obligations of both parties involved. But living together without marriage is definitely a different story. My husband and I are not a perfect couple. We have had countless arguments but as much as possible, we refrain from doing it in front of our kids. Disagreements and misunderstandings are natural occurrences in any healthy relationship. However, frequent quarrels and fights can resort to saying hurtful comments and behaviors. I guess, my husband and I fall under the common or normal parents with diversified opinions and ideas but with a respectful form of communication in dealing with conflicts and resolving issues. I remember we had a neighbor couple who's living tog

What Your Heart May Say

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 As humans who are rational in nature, we have the ability to comprehend and understand the definition of LOVE. We cannot describe it in only one word because of its complexity but we can express it in countless ways. Our mind can control our emotions but our heart may say otherwise. Can you find your heart here? GRATEFUL  heart may say... "My life has never been this amazing since you came into my world. You've accepted me for what I am and love me for who I am. Despite the past, you're here to stay." GENEROUS  heart may say: "I love you more than myself. If you're happy with someone else, I'm willing to give up the fight and if ever you failed to seek the love I gave you... never think twice, I'm always waiting for your return." REGRETFUL  heart may say... "I've been searching your love yet nowhere to find it. The treasure in your heart had beaten my pride. Now only memories are left to live with." JEALOUS  heart may say... "

What Is Subconjunctival Hemorrhage?

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Subconjunctival Hemorrhage  in my right eye MYE DOMAIN ENTRY: July 24, 2014 Being highly myopic and highly astigmatic, I'm compelled to wear toric contact lenses. Glasses are safer but lenses are more comfortable. I've been using them for decades and fortunately, I've encountered no serious complications for long-term use except last week when my right eye got red.  Actually, it's my sister who first noticed redness in the right corner of my right eye. I did not feel any pain or itchiness. I was alarmed when I saw it totally red upon waking up the following morning. I didn't suspect it was a sore eye but I still went to the clinic and had it check. It's my first time to be diagnosed with a so-called,  subconjunctival hemorrhage . I was advised not to wear lenses for a week or two until the redness disappears completely. What is Subconjunctival Hemorrhage? It is similar to an ordinary bruise on the skin - it's like a bruise of the eye. It usually appears as a

My Journal 2: Dirty Ice Cream

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MYE DOMAIN: October 23, 2014 Why “dirty ice cream”? Is it because this favorite frozen delight a dirty food? Actually, even I don’t know why it’s called such. So, I made some research about its origin and the reason behind its name. Here in the Philippines, eating "dirty ice cream" is not only a thing of the past but still a habit of the present. When we were kids, we used to wait for "Mamang Sorbetero" or the ice cream vendor to pass by our street and buy a cone of this cold treat. Dirty ice cream peddlers use colorful-painted carts that can accommodate three flavors. "Ice cream was introduced in the Philippines during the American Occupation when refrigerators and other cooling devices were introduced. While the American ice cream was made with cow's milk, using the milk of the carabao, a kind of water buffalo, resulting in a cheaper product which became known as "sorbetes."  Both kinds of milk are widely used today. Coconut milk and cassava flo

My Journal: Cuteness Overload

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The icing on his face MYE DOMAIN:  December 4, 2014 Do you think this photo is cute? Well, you're absolutely right. This is what I call, "cuteness overload". If you are a parent with young kids around, I'm sure you have done some naughty things that made them chuckle and giggle like showing them your wackiest face, playing peekaboo, imitating animals' sounds, or any other silly demonstration that may tickle their little minds.  There’s no better stress-buster than a baby laugh. It's music to our ears and the sound it makes drives us crazy. They are just adorable. That's my youngest son in the picture when he's one year old. His Papa smeared some chocolate "icing on his face". The smile is so naive and innocent. He didn't even know that his Papa's making fun of him.  This was taken during our summer outing in Laguna and happened to be his older brother's birthday. Everything is open to serve you This second photo is epic... That

Covid-19 Pandemic: Effects on Children

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Image from the web The Covid-19 pandemic immensely affects millions of people from around the globe. Its impact is massive especially on children who are the most vulnerable.  During this time, schools are closed and children are out of the classroom. Any public activity is being discouraged to prevent the spread of the infection.  As a result, the education system dramatically changed with the rise of online classes.  Distance learning means no physical interactions between students and teachers. This may contribute to the inability of the students to focus on the lessons.  They may lose motivation to attend their online classes because of the repetitive and seemingly dull virtual academic environment. There's also a greater possibility for students to be easily distracted by social media and other internet sites. This cycle may lead to more serious circumstances like failing grades and dropping out. Children are confined to their homes. They have limited access to the outside wor

"Ikaw, ano ang HUGOT mo?"

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Kumusta naman ang puso mo? Ok ba ang mga kaganapan sa buhay-buhay? Sana, wala ka namang pinagdadaanan ngayon. Kung meron man.. "daanan mo lang at wag mong tambayan." Image from the web "It's easier said than done." Dahil para sa iba, hindi lang isang iyak ang problema. Balde-baldeng luha ang dadaloy sa mga mata bago maka-move on. Kahit nga tunggain pa ang lahat ng red horse sa mundo. Malalasing lang at makakalimot nang konti pero paggising... TULALEY pa rin ang peg ng lola mo (o lolo kung lalake. Hehehe!)  Maraming nangyayari sa mundo na mahirap ipaliwanag at maintindihan pero wala naman tayong ibang pwedeng gawin kundi, ang tanggapin ang mga ito at ilagay sa isip na... "pagkatapos ng ulan ay sisikat muli ang Haring Araw para magbigay ng bagong pag-asa." Meron naman akong kakilala, akala mo kung sinong makapanghusga ng kapwa nya.. Biruin mo ba naman, ang sabi sa kapit-bahay nya...     "Hoy, bakit ka ba nakatalikod. Humarap ka! Kung anong pangit ng

"Pati si Jollibee, Na-pandemic"

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 Grabe!!! Ay grabe talaga!!! Sino ba ang    mag-aakala na ang pinaka-BEE-dang fastfood chain sa Pilipinas ay mana-KNOCKDOWN ng COVID-19? Sino rin ang mag-aakala na ang paboritong pulang mascot na bubuyog ay naka-quarantine din? At sino rin ang mag-aakala na wala munang magaganap na birthday celebrations at special occassions na ang handa ay ang LANGHAP-SARAP na chickenjoy? Ganito sya noong bago mag-pandemya. Isang damakmak na tao.. Bagets man o senior citizens, SUKI niya. Hindi nawawalan ng mahabang pila. At ang saya-saya, noh? Papicture dito.. Selfie doon. Napakarami mong nabusog na madlang pipol hindi lang nationwide, worldwide pa. Hindi mabilang na mga memories na naging parte na ng buhay ng bawat PILIPINO saan man sa mundo. Kahit nga ibang lahi, napa-bilib mo JOLLIBEE... Pero nasaan ka na? Miss ka na namin. Nakaka-order pa rin naman dahil sa online delivery pero iba pa rin yung nakikita ka namin na nagungulit sa store lalo pag may parties. Ang galing-galing mo sumayaw. Mabuti na la