Archive for May, 2010

Claire’s Play Group Culminating Activity

May 28th, 2010

on the way to her culminating activity

I’m one of the many proud moms watching my little 2 year old performing in the stage… Sitting in the front row, I can’t help but to clap my hands all over again from start to finish when Claire’s batch perform their “My toes, my knees” song. I’m amazed how she simply cooperates without running and moving around the stage.

We got her certificate of completion and also her report card… and I’m so happy to see all her compiled art projects that according to the teacher, Claire performed them all. I’m just glad we decided to enroll her to this summer activity. Now that summer is over, our little sacrifice to wake up early and change work schedule just to drop and fetch Claire in School is also over,… I can say that it was fruitful and such a great accomplishment as a parent.

Bright Academy

Claire's Play Group Certificate.

Casting my precious vote

May 10th, 2010

I promised myself to stop browsing about politics after this election day, especially that I got hook into the Green Team fever this past few months… not only because I am following a favorite presidential candidate but I’m learning the other good side of Philippine politics.

Now is the occasion to cast my vote… and they said this year’s election is historical since it’s the first time the Philippine Government launched the Automated Election. I travel to my province to take part of this occasion with a little excitement of how it will turn out. But to my little dismay, I never imagined a long line and long hours of waiting in order to reach the door of my precinct and finally feed my ballot to the PCOS (precint count optical scan) machine… well, this is the machine that makes our election automated. Four hours of waiting under the heat of the sun just to cast my vote turned out not an automated election to me, and I just thought that maybe only the transmission of votes is automatic but not the whole election process.

My impression and observations may not be that good but I’m glad I managed to finish the election activity. I hope and pray that whoever gets the mandate of the people will lead the Philippines into a better place to live in, for the future of my little daughter. God bless the Philippines!

Mother’s Day

May 9th, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom whom since day 1 of my conception took good care of me until I was born and finally lead me to where I am now. And to all mother’s out there, this is the most special day to honor all of you!

From Wikipedia, Mother’s day is an annual holiday that recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society.

Motherhood is the best thing for me, I never realized how special and heroic all my mom’s sacrifices for me before until I myself get to taste the stage of motherhood. It is a special responsibility that each mother portrays uniquely and by instinct… I always love to hear my friends’ different stories who are now parents how they care and support their kids. I learned from them, and most especially I learned from my mom who showed me one of the best example of motherhood.

A mother does not only care for her kids but also to the father of her kids… this for me is the essence to perfect motherhood because when my little daughter sees how her dad and I bond and take care of each other, I see in her eyes how lovable she is and how sweetly she expressed that love to both of us too, and from there I can say that it is my first step to lead her to respect me as her mom.

Happy Mother’s day great Moms! :)

Glenah’s wedding

May 8th, 2010

sorry, this is the only shot I got of the couple

Finally, it’s Glenah’s wedding day and I really make it a “date” to attend and witness this very special occasion of her life. Glenah is one of my high school friend that I can always remember because we once shared a piece of our “admiration-to-a-nun” fever (just my own term, hehe) before… I can’t say the full details here but those high school memories are enough for me to be present in her special day… Well if our favourite FMA knows how well we managed our life after high school especially Glenah, I’m sure she will be very proud… And oh, not to mention, it’s been quite straight 11 years since we didn’t see each other. The first time we chatted after 11 years was on my cousin’s wedding day last year and gladly I met her again during our high school small reunion dinner last 3 months ago, where she announced her wedding date and invited us.

I’m glad to be with my high school classmates again, exchanging stories and news, it’s a nice feeling because these are the people whom I’m not seeing everyday yet when I got to see them occasionally and in an event like this, the happy thoughts of high school keeps pouring in… Oh, how I miss high school life.

high school classmates, iping, marie, matche, abbey and dothy...

with yayong and nera..

with yayong and nera...

To Glenah and Roy, my sincere Congratulations! I appreciate how you organized your wedding! You did it well, you’re such a nice couple to look at! The occasion is beautiful, well not to mention your motif is my favourite color. I’m also lucky I got your give aways (thanks to Iping), it’s a nice remembrance of your wedding, very useful… now I know why it’s ‘honey’. I wish you both a happy married life!

Philippine Election 2010, I am for Gibo Teodoro

May 7th, 2010

It is now barely 2 days before the Election and this is my first time blogging about Politics because it is also in this same occasion that I got a good first impression in one of the presidential candidate. I promise not to say anything bad about the other candidate but I will be bias to the candidate whom I proudly supporting and that is no other than the former Defense Secretary Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro. Yes, I am bias and I tell you why. :)

Some of my friends might not agree with me and I respect them. My choice is not out of emotion and out of popularity and most especially not because of false surveys! I do my research well, in fact in day 1 I tried not to be biased, read articles from left to right, read and watched Presidential forums and debates so I can compare and assess well all candidates who applied for the highest position of the land, and only one passed my criteria.

I love listening to his every word speaking of reconciliation and did not promise any eutopia. I see a new face of politics, no mudslinging, all positive and straight forward campaign. Intellectually, he is well prepared and do his research well before standing in front of the crowd… Physically, he outwits them all, tall and got the good looks… most especially, he is a Family man, with beautiful wife and son, indeed a picture of a future first family.

Many have said and posted these reasons why they vote for “Gibo Teodoro”, and definitely my reasons too:

  • Gibo is the only candidate who speaks of reconciliation and unity
  • The only candidate who does not offer promises of paradise but realistic solution
  • The only candidate with a clear platform of government and region specific plans and strategies
  • Gibo does not appeal to emotions just to gain votes
  • He is not tainted with corruption or any scandal
  • He has the best qualification for the job
  • He has integrity, competence and character
  • He has a political will to make his platform of government real

He is my President, win or lose! I will vote for the future of my daughter, I will not resort to be influenced by winnability but by my principle of choice. Why should I pass this chance of voting the right man for the job?

If I am the owner of the biggest company looking for CEO, I will definitely hire the most competent, eloquent, and who will give me a clear and realistic plans for my company.

Vote wisely friends!