Mom-Friday Make-Over Photo Contest – UPDATE

Having this contest is quite nerve-wracking as I do not know what to expect, really.  Will there be any participants at all? Are my prizes attractive enough? Will I be able to have choices before Friday?These are just a few of the questions in my head, stressing me out since I thought of the contest … Continue reading

Mom-Friday Site Make-Over Photo Contest

Wanted: New Header In line with my blog site make-over which I announced here earlier, I am very excited to give all of you a chance to be a part of this all-important phase in creating Mom-Friday’s new look.  A major element of any site is it’s overall theme, look and feel, which is mainly … Continue reading

Tanigue Garlic Steak

Consider this an express dish — 15 minutes tops.  Delicious and quite healthy too! Tanigue (Spanish Mackerel) fish steak, pan seared in olive oil and lotsa garlic. Does it ever get more simple than this? Garlic is my number one spice and is a staple in the kitchen. I think anything with garlic is good! … Continue reading

The ABC’s of Parenting – part 1

“Parents bear the first and primary responsibility for their sons and daughters —  to feed them, to sing them to sleep, to teach them to ride a bike, to encourage their talents, to help them develop spiritual lives, to make countless daily decisions that determine whom they have the potential to become.” – Hillary Rodham … Continue reading

Cold Kani Salad

Today is Ash Wednesday.  For Catholics, it is the first day of the Lenten Season which lasts for 40 days until Palm Sunday, before Holy Week. This year, the Holy Week will be from March 29 until April 4, Easter Sunday. The 40 days of Lent is a time for penance, fasting, charity and prayer. … Continue reading

Mom-Friday (site) Make-Over In Progress

Mom-Friday Make-over update: After months of browsing through sites, several trials and errors, downloading and trashing, and a few grades away from having astigmatism, I was quite satisfied with what I have found — two templates I can easily work with. I only wanted a clean background for my photos to pop, and basic features … Continue reading

A Ring, A Rose, A Valentine’s Day

For lovers, for friends, for husbands and wives, mothers and children, Valentine’s Day is a special day spent in many different ways. So, no matter what you do, what you give, or receive on this day of hearts… …an engagement ring…   I received my engagement ring exactly 8 years ago today  …a paper rose… … Continue reading

Mom-Friday Site Make-Over In Progress

Wanted:  Mom-Friday Make-Over Hi friends!It’s the Year of the Tiger tomorrow and I guess it’s about time that Mom-Friday undergo some changes.  In the days ahead, you might experience some glitches as you visit the site, and maybe a total “blackout” or temporary no-show of altogether.  I have been planning some improvements since last … Continue reading

Enter the Year of The Tiger with Lumpiang Tikoy

Occupying the third position in Chinese Astrology, the Tiger symbolizes power and authority, competitiveness and unpredictability. Tigers can be good leaders. They will also accept any challenge to protect loved ones and their honor. Don’t let their calm appearance fool you as Tigers will pounce when they feel it’s necessary. Tomorrow evening, we shall usher … Continue reading

Tagaytay Family Holiday, Album 3: Taal Vista Hotel

Finally, the third and final installment of my series on our holiday trip last December 29 and 30, with highlights on our overnight stay at the historic Taal Vista Hotel, formerly Taal Vista Lodge, situated at the heart of cool Tagaytay City. The boy poses in front of the fireplace at the lounge, creatively designed … Continue reading