A new decade had begun and I am ringing it with a short essay about our family paying tribute to our mistakes in 2019. We started doing this family tradition 3 New Year’s Eve ago where we review the past year through all the photos we took. My husband, Mike, would prepare a slideshow creating… Continue reading 2020
Ever since Mike left his corporate job eight months ago and tried to start a business, life has given us more lemons than we could ever imagine. There was all these constant worry about rent, bills, our children’s education, and my worst fear: a sick family member. Up until this point, I honestly couldn’t believe… Continue reading A Setback, Singapore and Today.
I almost drowned last year in Boracay when I bravely (I’d like to think I was) snorkeled a little too far from where our boat was. Mike was heading back but I somehow (and thankfully) managed to shout his name and he immediately swam towards me to pull me in and save my life. Ever… Continue reading We Are Welcoming 2019 With Nothing
It’s a typical tradition for most people to make a list of their “resolutions” every New Year. But my husband, Mike, would rather call it “setting goals”, making it sound more like a bucket list that also goes very well with our family core values—one of which is being intentional especially to our kids. Mike… Continue reading Coron
Our family life hasn’t been easy lately, as you have noticed, I’ve barely written any post in the last couple of months. But the downtime let me ponder on a lot of things like how can I effectively influence the future of my children without losing myself in the process? Our goal last year was… Continue reading It’s Not Convenient Having Kids
I believe things, whether good or bad, happens for a reason. We may not always understand why, as Alfred, Lord Tennyson once said: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die. I was not to question the Sovereign God why did I have to come from a… Continue reading A Broken Family Does Not Mean A Broken Life
How you perceive your son’s future describes how you are raising them today. It’s fathers’ day and all I can think about is Miguel’s behavior. While out for dinner last week, all he ever did was to touch everything he sees. He was like Spiderman with his reflexes that whatever the waiter puts on our… Continue reading Sons and Fathers