Monthly Archives: May 2009

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Photo Hunt theme today is Book(s). It’s been my dream to write my very own book and have it published. In my blog, I do share snippets of my journey but it’s not organized and it’s not the same as holding on to something physical and leafing through the pages. I am getting closer to Read More →

I brought a child into the world and thought my life was complete. I bowed my head and thanked the Lord for giving this child to me. My dreams were of the future and of how my child would be, Of how he would run and play games like hide-and-seek and always run back to Read More →

““Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” Emilie Buchwald We did it! While sipping my coffee just before 8:00 this morning, I overheard the lifting of the book blockade by our president over the radio and immediately plurked and twittered with glee: GMA at DZMM breaking news. Orders lifting of book blockade Read More →

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw It’s a lazy sunday morning and as is my usual routine, I picked up the newspaper to go along with the steaming brewed coffee that my daughter bought from Guam. A paper ribbon with printed on Read More →

““Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.” Bill Clinton Perhaps my husband is right after all. Hubby says in his blog entry, Dr. Hayden Kho Needs Help that “it’s undeniable that Kho is sick and needs professional help from his peers.” Atty. Lorna Kapunan, Hayden’s feisty lawyer Read More →

I’ve been sick with some kind flu since monday but never developed a fever, just a bad cough wracking my body that it now gives me splitting headaches. That would be May 18. Apparently, Health Secretary Dr. Francisco Duque III Thursday night confirmed the first case of Influenza A(H1N1) infection in the country—in a 10-year-old Read More →

““The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss My children read books since they were babies starting with picture books then moving on to books that were suitable to their age. I looked forward to the bedtime story-telling activity as Read More →

If I wrote a note to God I’d say please help us find our way End all the bitterness, put some tenderness in our hearts Youtube Video Link of Charice’s Note To God or view a clearer and larger video at the media player. Take note: Charice’s first international debut single, “Note To God” Read More →

“How do you feel? … How do you feel? … How do you feel?” — Computer, “I do not understand the question.” — Spock, TVH (Photo credits) There I was at the living room, a 9 year old girl totally absorbed as I sat on the floor, watching Spock with his pointy ears. Star Trek Read More →

I am not a therapist. I am not a sex therapist, either. Neither am I a marriage counselor. I lead a peer support group for grief recovery every 3rd saturday of the month. That’s about it. Writing about recovery principles are the stuff that I learned because of my roller-coaster journey to a new life Read More →

You don`t have to be a “person of influence” to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me. Scott Adams In 2007, I drew up my top 10 list of Influential Emerging blogs. Today, 8 out of 10 continue to be Read More →

Rowell Santos whipped his wallet out of his pocket, pulled out a frayed photo of his lovely daughter. He looked up at me and explained in Tagalog that “all I want is to ensure that my daughter finishes her college. She is just in her second year and I still have another child in third Read More →

If you are a facebook user and living in the Philippines, you might have received this message last month My name is _______, I am a Thai-Chinese born and living in Bangkok, Thailand. I am now starting to expand my business branch to the Philippine market. I am looking and searching for anyone who desires Read More →

“Superman’s not brave. You can’t be brave if you’re indestructible. It’s every day people, like you and me, that are brave knowing we could easily be defeated but still continue forward. – unknown” This is a guest post from Carlo Ople. Some of you might not be aware that Carlo nearly lost his life three Read More →

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. Tenneva Jordan Mother’s day spent with the kids has been a long-time tradition. At first I felt bad that I’d be spending it with mommy bloggers because it meant breaking Read More →

The bottom line is that blogging is like sex. You can’t fake it. You can’t fake passion. You can’t fake wanting to engage with the public. If you do, it will ultimately be an unsatisfying experience for both the blogger and their readers., Kevin Anderson Behind me are Cebu Bloggers wearing T-shirts with “Blogger ko Read More →

I’ve known Cheche Lazaro through two live interviews (here and here). It is such an honor to be interviewed by her. I am aware that most TV hosts get their research materials from their assistants but in all those interviews, she personally wrote down notes about me before airing live. She verified all the materials Read More →

Ako mismo ang magbablog para sa ikabubuti ng bayan sounds better than Ako Mismo hindi magbablog ng makasasama sa bayan. I now support Ako Mismo. Let me Explain. Ako Mismo finally gave some answers. I decided to write a new entry on this because my Ako Mismo Campaign and My Conditional Support is cluttered with Read More →

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