Lauren gave me a couple of her [tag]yearbook photos[/tag]. Tomorrow is her [tag]graduation day[/tag]. All week long, she has been wailing… “I can’t believe I am graduating!” I assure her that we are just as shocked. Shocked that another milestone marks her parent’s lives. Shocked that we are getting older. The other day, Butch turned Read More →

It was 10:00 PM and quite dark at the Xavier Hall grounds in the Ateneo Campus. Lauren left the Blue Rose festivities earlier than the rest of her friends. I directed her to meet me at the Flagpole. She glanced over me from a distance and ignored me, or so I thought. I yelled “Laauureeennnn” Read More →

“Mom, I really like it that you’re anal”, M, my psychology major daughter told me the other night. The word “anal” sounds deregatory but I’m pretty used to my family teasing me with my neat freak attitude. Haha, I just laughed. “And that’s a compliment!” they chirped.. I was touched. I never thought I’d hear Read More →

My beautiful daughter is now 21 years old. A few weeks ago, she envisioned her 21st [tag]birthday[/tag] in our new home. It’s one of the many reasons I moved heaven and earth to finish the renovations at the soonest time possible. A 21st birthday celebration in our new home seemed the best [tag]birthday gift[/tag] for Read More →

If you think moving is stressful, imagine what went through our pets’ thoughts when they saw boxes upon boxes being packed, furniture disarranged, and everything in our old home to which they’re accustomed being turned upside down. The family managed to live with the mess for two months. But what about our pets? One of Read More →

Maybe I am just stressed. Perhaps the stress added greatly to the crankiness factor. The thing is I absolutely abhor statements like “You can afford it. You are rich anyway” Duh. True I am not exactly poor but I am not rolling in dough either. What is it with a Makati based address that assumes Read More →

Almost 7 years ago, my adorable son sat beside me while I worked on my computer. With both hands planted firmly on my cheeks, he asked, ““Where is Heaven? Are the clouds heaven?” Unsure of the answer, I mustered to say something based on what I learned from my Grade school [tag]Religion[/tag] subject… ““I’m not Read More →

I cannot live with less than 8 hours of [tag]sleep[/tag]. I get cranky and less productive with work. The problem with me is sometimes I get caught up with work that I forget the time. This happens whenever I develop a website. That’s why I don’t accept web development projects anymore read more in this Read More →