Home-Style: A Splash of Red, Black and White

I’m really glad that there are five Fridays on my birth month. For the regulars here, you know that having five Fridays in a month would make the 4th one as an anything-goes post, thus Freestyle Friday. It’s also the best time to launch a new section for the blog — and this one has … Continue reading

Christmas Wish List: What Women (Wives) Want

Second Friday of the month:  Family Friday – Homemakers / WivesFor this Family Friday post, I have decided to focus on what women want for Christmas. Well, in particular, what wives want! The wife and the mother are what we call in Filipino ilaw ng tahanan – the light in their homes that guide the family. … Continue reading

8 Years After ‘I Do’…

Today, J & I celebrate 8 fruitful years of marriage. We got married on November 30, 2002 which also happens to be Bonifacio Day — a Philippine holiday to commemorate the birthday of the country’s revolutionary hero named Andres Bonifacio. Now there’s no excuse not to remember our wedding anniversary! On hindsight, I just realized … Continue reading

The Daddy (Hubby) Wish List

It’s time for the man of the house to have HIS day on Sunday.  Though, honestly, I’ve noticed that Moms’ day has always been a bigger deal than Dads’ day don’t you think?  🙂 Anyhow, for this Father’s Day week, I have compiled some really cool stuff that has ranked high on the daddy / … Continue reading

His Needs, Her Needs: Marriage in the 21st Century

Second Friday of the month:  Marriage “The greatest thing that a parent can do for their children is to love and respect their spouse.” Photo from wallpaper-s.org Parenting is rooted in good husband and wife relationship. And having a strong relationship is vital in child rearing.  This is what consultants Tibbs and Vangie Evalle are … 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

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

The Hubby is 30-ish

“If you have a wonderful husband who works hard and would give up anything for you, then re-post this…because great men are few and far between, and by the grace of God, I have one!” Today, we celebrate my better half’s 30th birthday…not!!! This is when he stopped counting, and I second that! Hahaha! I … Continue reading

Seeing Yellow, Black, and White: The Wedding

“Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”1 Corinthians 13:4 This is the unifying theme of last December’s event.  Truly a joyous celebration with a “mix of serious, funny, laughter, tears, romance and comedy…that’s life, that’s marriage…”, perfectly summed up by one of the couple’s … Continue reading

Women’s Favorite E-mail of The Year

Allow me a humor break for today’s post before I get into my three-part series on a recently concluded parenting seminar at my boy’s school. I found myself grinning from ear to ear as I read this message from my inbox sent by one of my mom-friends. Maybe some of you have already received one … Continue reading