Category Archives: Blogging

carlos mangco new lawyer

Congratulations to my nephew, Atty. Carlos Mangco, for passing the Philippine bar exam! His dad is my late brother, Oscar Carlos Lardizabal. Like my sister said, my brother must be smiling ear to ear in Heaven. A lot of credit goes to Belle, Carlos’ mom who raised my nephew with such loving support. I am Read More →

best blog Mabini Media Awards

Blog Giveaway: Get a chance to win a PictureMate PM245 or a LabelWorks LW-300. Check out my contest/giveaway below the cut for more details. Losing a son felt like the end of the world to me . I wanted to die along with him but I had to remember that I still had two children Read More →

PUP Mabini media awards best blog

Tired with my hectic day yesterday, I sipped fruit tea at the gym’s lounge. I didn’t realize I fell asleep until I was awakened by a phone call from Noel. He prodded me to check my email and I told him that I will do it once I reach home. Maybe he could not contain Read More →

blog and social media entrepreneur

I am excited about 2014 for the possible opportunities that will come my way.  The start of the new year offers a wonderful opportunity for me to reflect on 2013 and to set goals for the months ahead. I took concrete steps on the direction of this blog ever since I started in 2006.   Yesterday, I blogged about Read More →

public roundtable

How time flies. The year 2014 is my eighth year as a blogger. When I look back at my grief journey, the turning point is the day I became a blogger on February 25, 2006. It must have been my angel that touched me that one night. I embraced twitter a year after including facebook Read More →

I am known as @momblogger in twitter. As one of the early adopters of any new thing that explodes online, I got hold of my monicker when twitter became popular in 2007. In fact it is my twitter birthday today: Really, I had no idea about personal branding nor did I want to dominate a Read More →

My friend is hurting. I cannot take her pain away. I pray she grieves well. The “Serenity Prayer” is dedicated to all those who are in grief, loss, or broken-hearted, recovering from alcoholism, addiction or some dysfunction. Not all of you may have a God. They say we all have a God or God as Read More →

“The black tapes on our mouths symbolize the lack of freedom of speech when the Cybercrime law gets implement” – Lauren The Cybercrime Prevention Act is now effective today , October 3. This law threatens our basic rights and freedoms. It works against ordinary netizens — bloggers, freelance writers, website owners, social network users. etc. Read More →

Heroes are made not born. There are no automatic heroes. Sometimes it takes a lifetime of heroic deeds to make a hero. But there are everyday opportunities for anyone, even ordinary people, to become heroes. All we have to do is be aware of these opportunities. One does not have to hold a high government Read More →

A few weeks ago, Japan Broadcasting Corporation , a TV and Online program on NHK, contacted me to participate on their monthly international debate program called “Global Debate WISDOM”. This month’s topic is about “What can the world do to stop bullying?”. I agreed to join this volunteer interview and let the Japanese audience hear Read More →

Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. Plato I had known all along that my two girls are unique in their own right. Read More →

Nope. No flowers. No card. No cake. No romantic dinner. It’s been 34 years since my husband and I have been together but Valentine’s day is one occasion we don’t celebrate. See, we met in our college days when our allowance was just enough for our board and lodging. To this day, that habit continues. Read More →

Most politicians are the same all over. Nikita Khrushchev says it so well , ” they promise to build a bridge even where they is no river.” As editor of Blog Watch, I make it a point to disclose political affiliations. It is a good thing I knew Pia way before she got married, had Read More →

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I thought I’d never hear the day when my daughters would appreciate me for teaching them how to fix their things. Not that I am neat freak, I just want things in their proper places. When they were little girls, I required them to at least fix their beds just before leaving school. Oh they Read More →

Set the bar higher. It’s not about lists and numbers, it’s about actions. And popularity does not mean influence, at least not anymore. -Lauren fisher I am a finalist in two categories. If you think I deserve to win, then please vote for me…via this link What can I say? I believe in awards Read More →

“It’s a useless life that is not concentrated to a great ideal. It’s like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.” Jose Rizal I braved the rains and drove all the way to Fort Santiago in my period costume to celebrate Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday. Celebrating Rizal’s 150th birth Read More →

““I have always loved the beach. The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of the waves all combine to create a sense of peace and calm.” –Anonymous I grew up in Cebu, surrounded by blue skies, sunny smiles and the deep blue sea. The beach was always a Read More →

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