BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER I have been doing a lot of flocking lately (hmmm.. why doesn't that sound right?). I have been meeting and spending time with different groups of people who were part, and still part, of different times (era Ninang?), and areas of my life. Friends from Highschool, friends and co-workers … Continue reading BIRDS OF A FEATHER
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? 😬)
LIGHTS.. CAMERA.. ACTION! (Showbiz Ninang!) It's showbusiness! Life is beginning to be now more than ever. After all we have social media to broadcast the highlights of our days. There are action stories of challenges and life lessons. There are comedies and funny anecdotes which brighten our day (except for comedy in the senate or … Continue reading LIGHTS.. CAMERA.. ACTION! (Showbiz Ninang!)
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..."
TRUE COLORS Our pastor says that if there's a screen on our forehead that shows our thoughts, we will surely try to cover it. Our thoughts are not something we can always be proud of; but do they reveal who we really are? Is our unscreened way of thinking (or speaking, or acting) our "true … Continue reading TRUE COLORS (Ganda Ninang!)
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!
DEAR Time.. Dear, TIME Perhaps no other school activity reflects how we should live our lives more than DEAR time. The latter is a period when gradeschool students would Drop Everything And Read (DEAR). There are no teachers giving lessons, no tests or exams, no chatting with classmates, no making of projects, no eating (?)-- … Continue reading DEAR Time.. Dear, TIME