They are touted as the builders of a new dawn. They have such great idea and the initiative, courage, and vision to put their plan into reality. Individuals like them are referred to as visionary leaders. And one person I would readily think of as one is Mr. Fiber of the Philippines Albert M.G. Garcia.
Last Holy Week, my Second Son has been very busy. He serves as an acolyte in our parish and has gained a number of friends. Sometimes, his friends would go to the house to fetch him so they could go to church practices and meetings together.
My mother used to warn me of Second Son’s two new found friends. She described the two as “someone you should not trust.” They unlawfully occupy an unused land and claimed it as theirs. Their father has no decent job as well.
Last Thursday during the Washing of the Feet play at our parish, I noticed that Second Son’s two friends weren’t there. Then I learned from my mother that the two boys were kicked out from being sacristan. Their father went to the church one day and made a scene. Our parish priest did not like what happened and ordered the two not to attend anymore.
Second Son and his two friends
This reminded me of an incident before. Second son came from a church practice, and instead of going home, he went with his two friends to play basketball near their place. After the game, they let my boy go home alone without even giving him some water to quench his thirst. My son walked real far.
Last month, my son had a minor accident that required an ophthalmologist to suture his eyelid. It stressed me a lot as I need to bring him ASAP to the hospital’s emergency room. Aside from the doctor’s fee and emergency room expenses, we still need to buy him new eyeglasses. The broken lens of his glasses caused the deep laceration on his left eyelid.
Again, the incident stressed me a lot. My husband resigned from his corporate job last January and just started his construction business. Every single centavo is important. And an unexpected trip to the hospital’s emergency room undoubtedly hurt our budget. “If only we have a healthcare plan,” was the only thing I uttered to my husband when he asked about our hospital trip.
It wasn’t until lately that I have discovered my love for Japanese cuisine. For a long time, I despise Japanese food because it made me throw up 15 years ago. I was pregnant then with my first born, and since then, I never tried any Japanese food, sushi particularly.
A blogger friend invited me in one Japanese Izakaya a few months ago. And I honestly fell in love with the place, the staff, and of course, with the food. After that experience, I have come to love maki and ippin yoki; tried a variety of yakitori and donburi; and so love to sip hot noodles.
Now, imagine my great delight when I learned that our favorite supermarket, Rustan’s, is holding a Japanese Food Fair today until May 7! Surely, I won’t be missing any more of Japan’s tasty goodies and even discover more great treats. And I could all have them in the comforts of our small house.
Pink isn’t just for girls.
We got a complete set of Baby Care Plus+ Pink baby products from Tupperware Brands last week. At first, my 11-year-old son laughed at the idea of our 19-month-boy using the product. The packaging is pink and “it is obviously for a girl,” was his initial comment.
I tried the baby bath to our little one. Then I dabbed some powder on his tummy and massaged him to sleep using the baby lotion. I just cannot resist the mild fresh baby scent the product leaves on my son’s skin.
When I went back to my working table to finish an article, I heard my Big Bunso commented the bathroom smells like a baby after his quick trip inside. He went upstairs to change clothes, and when he came near me, he whispered, “Even the boys’ room smells like a baby, too!”
Then I smiled. Time to blog and share to other mommies that Tupperware Brands’ latest Baby Care Plus+ Pink is truly a heaven sent. Even my big boys love the scent it leaves. And for this mom, I love the fact that it maintains my son’s velvety smooth skin. Even his hair and scalp do not dry up.
Let me share why I love this newest Tupperware Brands line under the Baby Care Plus+ category.
Yesterday, April 8, an earthquake hit Batangas province. The quake measured 5.9 on the Richer scale and was the second and strongest of three that occurred over a 20-minute period. No reported casualties, but the power was cut off in several areas, including in our place. We live in Quezon City.
Given this, Momi Berlin shares this helpful infographic on How to Prepare your Family for Earthquake. Also included is a list of important necessities one should put in his emergency bag.
How to prepare for earthquake
Earthquakes are inevitable. But the potential damage can be lessened. Preparation is essential to surviving a disaster. Start today than putting off until tomorrow what you can do today.
And stay safe.
My husband and I share the same vision. We love to see ourselves financially able in 10 to 15 years from now, and just enjoy our kids or perhaps grandchildren. Of course, we have already established that foundation that supports street children who do not have home and food for the night. It is our dream. We do not ask for gold and fame, but only what is enough for our family to enjoy and for others needing our help.
Thus, two years ago, I broke free from being tied up in the corporate world and followed what my heart desires – be with my boys. With husband only bringing food to our table, life has been hard. We made adjustments, and that includes our four children cooperating with the new system. While the head of the family works even beyond his usual 8 am to 6 pm, the mother takes care of the house and the boys and does a few writing gigs. The children, on the other hand, focus on their studies and help in the household chores.
Momi breaks free
I’ve found that true happiness can never be found in money. True happiness is a choice. If I wanted to be happy, I can choose to be happy whether I had the money or not.
– Don Soriano, Break Free
Mommy Pehpot, an award winning and top mommy blogger from the Philippines, guest blogs today. She gives us some practical advice on how to enjoy egg hunting this coming Easter Sunday. And I must say, what a timely piece! Easter Sunday, which falls this April 16, is a highly anticipated event by kids and even kids at heart that brings the community together. Surely, Mommy Pehpot’s advice will help you plan your Easter egg hunting adventure with great ease and comfort. So, happy reading and do take note of her tips. I already did, and our family is all prepared for April 16.
We all know how kids are very adventurous nowadays. They want to try everything, and they always have the energy to join in different activities. Easter Egg Hunting is one of the most awaited events of the year; kids have the chance to enjoy egg hunting and bring home some goodies. You can check out the list of Free Easter Events in Metro Manila by Mommy Blogger Pehpot. Just make sure to take notes of the following reminders: