Reality Check: Then and Now

Funny, sad, but true!I got this from an email and was just so amused by these illustrations about how we evolved… look, read, and maybe laugh.Here’s the reality that is the 21st century. Peace! Sorry, I don’t know who made these illustrations, or where they originated from. If any of you know the source, drop me … Continue reading

Mom-Finds: Multi-way HeadWare

Last Friday of the month:  Mom-finds / Raves, AccessoryOur home is still brimming with new and wonderful things we received over the holidays, with several more items being sent over until after the new year.  Among the gifts were these cool, multi-purpose accessories that the kids and I have enjoyed using. When the package arrived … Continue reading

Down in Chinatown on Chinese New Year 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai, hong bao na lai!Kiong Hee Huat Tsai! Kong Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! Yesterday (January 23rd on the Roman calendar) was the first day of the lunar year of the Water (Black) Dragon.  Chinese people all over world celebrate the Spring Festival with much exuberance.  This most important annual event marks the end of … Continue reading

Fun Friday: Photography Tips for Better Pictures

Third Friday of the month:  Recreation / Hobby What I’m going to share here is not from a formal workshop, nor is it a photography class.  It was a very casual tutorial session among friends — a group of moms who simply enjoy taking photos (lots!), either for business, for blogs and websites, or for personal files. Practicing on … Continue reading

Pura Stainless Steel Bottles for Babies and Toddlers

I still remember when I was a kid, I used to have my own insulated drinking bottle lined in stainless steel with a plastic body.  And I had it for a very long time. When my children were babies, and until they were able to drink from a glass, I only had plastic bottles and tumblers … Continue reading

Advocating Anti-Bullying in Schools

Second Friday of the month:  Schooling / Parenting“Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power.  It typically involves subtle methods of coercion such as intimidation. ” – Wikipedia (Taken from Reedley International School website; … Continue reading

What’s New With You this New Year?

I just had an hour or so of pampering (a.k.a. “me time”) days ago and I felt recharged and inspired…it’s my first treat for myself this year! That said, it made me do a random post about what’s new — with me, with the family, at home, to usher in the new year. I got … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Rainbow (Birthday) Cupcakes

First Friday of the month:  Food Find / DessertFirst Foodie post for 2012 — let’s make it bright, sweet and colorful to usher is a bountiful year ahead!My girl will turn 5 on Sunday and has been anticipating her school “party” with her classmates. She can’t decide what theme or character she wants to use … Continue reading

Out with the Old, In with the New Firefly

Brushing the teeth is a non-negotiable part of my kids’ daily routine.  Though there’s still the occasional resistance from the boy and the girl, our kids’ oral care challenges have been more manageable for the past year or so. A few years back, they used to avoid any form of oral care.  I know we’ve … Continue reading

2012 Official Philippine Holidays

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!First post of the year and I’m already thinking of the next holiday. To all Philippine residents, I’m excited to share and remind you of the regular and special holidays for this year — all 16 of them! As declared by the office of the president, there will be six long weekends for … Continue reading