Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October is National Breast Cancer Month

I came across an advertisement about Avon's Walk for Breast Cancer yesterday. When I checked the post and looked for more information, I got sad! The event is already finished. It was held last October 3 at the SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds. How did I miss it?

Aside from being eco-friendly, I am also a breast cancer supporter in my own little way and I have been waiting for this event to show my support to this advocacy. I have seen relatives and family members of my friends passed away because of breast cancer. However, when I personally saw how my friend Mavic Pebte battled and left us because of this dreaded disease, I promised myself that I will contribute to the awareness of this illness.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pinay Mompreneurs: My Other Blog

I have another blog which I called Pinay Mompreneurs. The niche was inspired by one of my oDesk clients, Jen Dalitz of Sphinxx. The goal of the blog is to feature Filipina enterpreneurs and "mompreneurs" and promote their products and services. Unfortunately, I did not receive any feedback on the invitations for interviews I sent out. Sad... So, I decided to leave the blog and let it die naturally.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pinoy MD and Doc Oyie

I am an avid fan of magazine shows. I love watching these kinds of shows because I learn a lot from them... some stuff that I can apply in everyday living.

One of the shows my husband and I started to watch every Saturday morning is Pinoy MD. The show basically discusses health facts and provides very rich information on keeping our bodies healthy and how to have healthy lifestyle without spending a lot from your pocket.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Back from Hiatus!

I'm back...again! It has been several months since I last published a post on this blog. After going on hiatus, I decided to write again. I know in my heart writing and photography are my passion.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Today, as we honor the fathers in the world, I would also like to honor my husband for being the best father he can be to our children.

And of course, my father for giving us and providing for us while he was still in this world.

I love you both!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Today, the Philippines commemorates its 112th Independence Day. The Philippines was under the Spanish government for more than 300 years. It was Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo who proclaimed the Philippines as a sovereign republic after they defeated the Spaniards on the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.

As my share of our independence celebration,

Back to the Blogging World

It's been a while! Almost two weeks of absence felt like a lifetime without a post. Naah! It's not I don't have topics and experiences to share, I was just really busy.

With the school year coming in, school-hunting and enrollment added to my already hectic schedule. Being a mom working in the corporate world and having a part-time job at home with three kids to look after, the 24 hours we have each day is not enough. Life has lots to offer and we don't want to miss any of them.

There are also a lot of things running through my mind.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Day I Fired Our Nanny

As I mentioned in my previous post, I fired out our nanny last Friday. I already reached the point I got so pissed off I will not be able to stand seeing her for another minute longer.

Everything started last Wednesday. When I took a bath that morning, my younger kids also took their morning bath. They have probably missed our bath time together so we took shower altogether. Afterwards, my husband dressed them up. However, when my husband and I arrived later that day, they were still wearing the same clothes! We already explained the rule to her - shower after lunch before their afternoon nap then give them another shower after they played in the afternoon. To answer the questions in our minds, we asked their nanny why she did not give the kids a bath in the afternoon. We asked my niece who is spending vacation with us if the kids took their bath. She said they did not. So, my husband confronted the nanny but shed denied it, giving a lame excuse that my niece was too busy playing in the computer so she did not notice. She also said that she changed Joma's clothes but she did not give him a bath because he does not want to. Duh!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Flowers on my Table

I already mentioned in one of my previous blogs that my daughter loves to pick flowers in the garden and give it to me.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Very Busy Week

I can't believe it! It has been a week since I last published a post here. The week was very busy I did not notice the days pass by. Time flies so fast!

Tuesday morning surprised us when we received a text message from one of the elders of the CFC_FFL leader we belong. It says in the message that our elder, who is also one of our godfathers in our church wedding, was brought to the hospital because he had a heart attack the night before. Later during the day, we received an update that he was confined at the ICU of Asian Hospital. We visited him at the hospital after office.

Monday, May 17, 2010

First Day at Work

It is my first day at work. The first day of training as well. I am not feeling good but I have to report to work. Normally in call centers, nobody is allowed to be absent during training. I would also like to show the people that I am professional. I feel feverish. I have no voice. Sore throat? Probably. But I would blame cough and colds for my sickness. I would like to show the people I am working with what "The spirit is willing though the body is weak" literally means. LOL.

First day blues? It is not my first job, but I know I will be working with the "cream of the crop" in this industry. Being hired as a senior technician position is a big responsibility.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wanted: Nanny

Because I will be starting with regular office work soon, we have to hire someone we can trust who will look after the kids. This has been a problem for over a year now. One of the reasons why I resigned from my previous work is because we had a helper we cannot trust. She does not even respect us! Not even as her employers. Admit it, it is really difficult to look for a helper these days. It is either they demand high salary with less stuff to do around the house or they don't do anything at all, just an additional mouth in your house to feed.

Earlier yesterday, one of the next-door neighbors came in and recommended the daughter-in-law of her sister to be our kids' nanny. I explained that the basic duties are very simple:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Back to the Corporate World

I am earning enough from my online jobs but it was my husband's wish that we go back to the corporate world because we need financial documents for the house that we are planning to loan. Although I know we can pay our mandatory contributions voluntarily, such as SSS, Pag-IBIG and PhilHealth, but paying the tax has been an issue. I have been posting questions on different forums how can I pay my tax being a freelance writer or work-at-home but nobody was able to give me a clear answer. Ask the BIR? I tried, but to no avail. The answer that I received from them is as vague as the ones I got from the forums. They are clueless about work-at-home jobs, much less online jobs! For them working at home means you have your own business. How stupid can they be!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The 2010 Presidential Election

Have you cast your vote today? We already did! Don't forget to cast yours.

It is our right and duty as a citizen of this country. We are asking for change in leadership. We are hoping to improve the economy and the government service. Then, we should vote for the candidate we think is the best for the position. Vote for the candidate who you think will bring the change in this country. 

Will You Vote for Villar?

Yesterday was the last day of campaign for the Presidential election tomorrow. At the same time, it was also my market day.

Happy Mother's Day!

Mama... Mommy... Nanay... Inang... Mamita... whatever way you call your mother, don't forget to give your mom a big hug and a kiss today! Motherhood is a 24/7 profession that does not receive any monetary compensation. The hugs and kisses from the children they reared and hearing them say "I love you Mom!" are the best gift mothers would like to receive. Gifts and treats are just added bonus.

Being a mother to 3 small kids, I know the feeling when they come to me just to hug me or kiss me. Each of my kid has their way of showing their love and gratitude to us their parents.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

No More Dede Milk!

My eldest is now 6 years old and will be turning 7 in a few months. But sad to say, he still drinks his milk on his feeding bottle. I have been trying to wean him since he was 3 years old. I tried all the techniques and tips I read on books and the Net. Unfortunately, none of them worked. We consider the younger siblings to be the main factor why he cannot be weaned.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Day in the Life of a Work-at-Home Mom

I know women, including some men, will agree with me when I say it is not easy juggling between work and family. When I decided to leave the corporate world, I was fortunate to find a good work at home. I wanted to personally attend to my kids, my husband and household chores. It was also then when we decided not to hire a helper anymore. It was very difficult at first but time management is the key. That was a year ago. Now, I have learned how to schedule my activities, my kids', and even family bonding time.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Two Political Rallies in a Day

With only a week left before the 2010 Presidential Election, politicians are now maximizing their campaign sorties to convince people to vote for them. Black propagandas are thrown at each other's faces. Sad, but that is how Philippine politics is.

Similarly, it was a busy day in our neighborhood last Friday. The 2010 Presidential Election is happening in a few days. News that an actress/senator's wife who is running for a seat in the Congress and his brother-in-law who is running for the town's mayoralty position will be coming over.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Eco-Friendly Habits at Home

Today, people all around the world celebrate Earth Day to inspire awareness and appreciation for the environment. April 22, 1970 gave the birth to the first Earth Day through the leadership of U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Palarong Pablik 2010

The Novaliches High School Alumni Sportsfest opened its 3rd Season last April 11 at Dona Isaura  Subdivision Covered Court. Hosted by Batch 85, the participating teams paraded around with their pretty muses.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Daddy's "ME" Time

The Perpetual Help College of Rizal High School held its Grand Alumni Homecoming last Sunday afternoon, April 11. Along with other classmates with whom my husband had a reconnection with through Facebook, they gathered themselves and had as much fun that afternoon.