SPATIAL (Siopao Ninang? 😬) As a mother of three daughters who are equally gifted, similar and different at the same time, it is most challenging to make each one feel special. Talking to them at the same time with divided attention definitely cannot achieve that. "Alone" time with each of them is the key (of … Continue reading SPATIAL (Siopao Ninang? 😬)
STAR FOR ALL SEASONS Kamukha ko raw si ate Vi (star for all seasons Ninang!). Well, I think lahat ng maikli Ang buhok, oval yung face, at maputi ay kamukha ni Ate Vi. In fact, my mother also looks like Vilma Santos daw (wow! StarS for all seasons!). Pwede rin yung mother-in-law ko actually. 😬 … Continue reading STAR FOR ALL SEASONS
THE (he)ART OF IGNOREMI (not in the dictionary Ninang!) "Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense." (Proverbs 19:11) I am a student of this art called Ignoremi. Being confrontational does not help me at all. When you want conflicts settled instantly, feelings out in the open, … Continue reading THE (he)ART OF IGNOREMI
SIMPLY COMPLICATED "Buti pa dati Connie, simple lang ang buhay." Once in a while I will remember my bestfriend telling me a few years back. And this is coming from a simple friend from the province who taught me to appreciate the smallest things. "Wow! Ang Ganda!" she will often blurt out. I can't remember … Continue reading Simply Complicated (oxymoron Ninang!)
"The sum of all tears is supposed to be a renewed life, a second chance, an undying hope. The sum of all tears is realizing the steadfast love of a sovereign God who we can trust. "There is no glory without tears" because there is no significant relationship that can do away with tears..."
CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON! "War Freak!" -- I can still hear my classmate calling me when we were first year Highschool. Born in the land of "balisong" with "kapeng barako" (caffeine!) as soup to my rice in the morning; surrounded by people who speak like they are shouting, and having relatives whose past time may be … Continue reading CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!
SILENT APPLAUSE We thrive in affirmation. We love to see, hear, feel, even taste (!) affirmation. Nodding heads, commendations, pats on the back, meal treats (!)- they bring us addicting satisfaction and fulfillment. We crave for it, and rejoice in it, whether we admit it or not. And doubt is sown in the absence of … Continue reading SILENT APPLAUSE