Category Archives: Motherhood

One minute inside my head…

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I want to go out now, away from this busy city, away from the crowd…away from my friends and family. I want to be free from my kids’ cries and covering my ears and hiding from this dark room doesn’t seem to be of help. Oh I love my husband and my kids and leaving them doesn’t come to my mind. I know it sounds crazy for a mother like me, but I want to go somewhere in which only the birds humming and chirping be heard as they are like music to my ears; where no other human being exists. Where the falling of dried tree leaves make its soft noise, where the moist of fresh morning dew will touch my tired body, where the blow of the unpolluted air carries away all my worries. Just for once in my life, I want sometime alone. My “me” time; not to think of something else but to release all the thoughts that haunting in my head…

Shall I try yoga then? I should. Soon. Maybe.

Happy Birthday!

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To the most beautiful, pure, loving, divine, sacred and blessed mother of all…happy birthday Mama Mary! I adore and most of all love you.

Prayer to the Most Holy Virgin Mary

Most Holy Virgin Mary, appointed by God to be the Help of Christians, we choose you as the Mother and Protectress of our home.
We ask you to favor us with your powerful protection. Preserve our home from every danger; from fire, flood, lightning, storms, earthquakes, thieves, vandals, and from every other danger.
Bless us, protect us, defend us, keep us as your own, all the people who dwell in this home. Protect them from all accidents and misfortunes, but above all obtain from them the most important grace of avoiding sin.

Mary, Help of Christians
pray for all those who live in this home which is entrusted to you.
Oh Mary, powerful Virgin, great and illustrious rampart of the Church, wonderful Help of Christians, terrible as an army drawn up in battle array; you alone overcome every error in the world; in anxieties, in struggles, in every difficulty defend us from the enemy and at the hour of our death receive our souls into paradise. Amen

Back to SchooL!

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Myke: Mommy, i'll make u proud of me...I'll raise my hand when I know the answer just so teacher will call me and let me speak... Mommy: I sooo love you baby...

Gone were the days when your body was inseparable from your bed; say goodbye to long sleeping hours. Enough of the movie marathon nights and of staying up till late and waking up soo late because summer holiday is over! It’s school time once again! Darn. Darn. Darn. Hate it? Love it!
My old routine is back again. Waking up at 5am to prepare the kids for school…prepare their breakfast, their recess snacks, giving them a bath then prepare myself for work. Good thing Dada is helping me with the household chores. He changed a lot since we’ve moved and I thank him. God is so good that He is always there for me and my family. 

My kids find it hard to sleep early since the class starts because they used to sleeping late for 2 months. Blame it on me. I spoiled them when I was on holiday too. Now, I can’t blame them whenever I’m waking them up in the morning….

Dada and Myke...

Awww so sweet! I don’t want to disturb them but…wakey, wakey!

Look at my eldest. All wrapped up with my blanket…

And I convinced them to rise and shine without hearing any complaints. That’s my girls!

My grown up little ate...i'm missing our bonding moments...

Back to school…back to never ending tasks. I have been busy since the class starts. From shopping for their school things, plastic covering of books and notebooks, (thanks Ninang olive for helping out) checking uniforms from one store to another, things like that. Sighhh. More to go Leigh. Aja!

Congratulations Ate Kyle…

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The start of summer would only mean one thing, it’s school summer vacation. Yey! Finally another year is over and I can now relax and take some break from morning rush…preparing the kids for school, their lunch box and what i hate the most is waking up so early before the cock crows. oh well, that one didn’t happened as no cock’s available in dubai except for the other thing. hehehehe!

Another school year has ended which marked who and those who didn’t performed well in class. Since my 3rd grader has a history of getting awards and medals every year, i am not surprised when my husband told me the news that my kyle got the second honor aside from the 3 awards. She made it again, felt good which eventually turned into a great great feeling when kyle told me that her dada was just telling a lie. She isn’t the 2nd honor, instead she is the 1st. She makes us proud again…always.

The big day has come and while walking up to the stage, i was trying to hold back the tears. I cried because i really am so proud of her achievements, getting the 1st honor, Best in Reading, Best in English, Best in Science and Best in Civics. Our effort has paid it off.

I have to admit that sometimes, she disappoints me when things turned out the opposite of what I am expected of her. Whenever I see a low score in her quizzes or exams, I used to asked her why, a countless why’s and keep reminding her that i am not happy seeing her score like that. For me, it should always be a perfect score. Am i bad or just so mean to her? Either way, the credit belongs to her. She deserves all the award for doing her best…

congratulations ate kyle. we love u so much.

Of ageless beauty and anti-ageing products

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I never worry about wrinkles and of getting old, but seeing those thin lines around my eyes gave me the creeps, now it worries me a lot…

Being this conscious about getting old, I’ve searched tips on how to maintain my youthful look. I chanced upon in one of the health column about beauty products that help one regain their youthful look. Beauty products are now in demand most in women’s market. Anti-ageing products were designed to cater men and women of mid 20’s and above to prevent skin ageing, discoloration and the likes. I was so amazed knowing that there are also anti-ageing perfumes that you just need to spray all over just so you can prevent your skin from ageing. I was wondering, is it really an anti-ageing perfume that helps one skin to reveal its youthful look or just spray it all over just so you’ll smell like a teen?

There are anti-ageing moisturizers, lotions, soaps, eye cream, name most of the beauty products and you’ll be surprised that all are offering the same thing: ageless beauty. I adore women who look so young at their age or should I say, I adore those whose beauties are still intact as they aged. Sometimes you’ll be mistaken knowing that ladies at age 20 looks matured at their age and women in 40’s looks 20 and younger at their age. I can’t help but asked myself what’s the secret behind those older women who still preserves their beauty inside and out, the glow in their skin, the way they can carry themselves while walking, and the poise…truly amazing. Some has these thin lines, so called wrinkles but still, they look so glamorous. The secrets lies within one’s self, if you feel good about yourself, no matter how wasted you are, no matter how many facial lines you have, you will look good to anyone. One must learn to accept the fact I mean the truth that ageing is not optional, that’s where all of us are heading. Instead of fearing the days that we are getting older, we have to admire it; admire being old, admire ageing because it’s possible to look better with age. Yeah, it’s easy to look good when you are young, but looking good while ageing is another thing; it’s an accomplishment. Natural beauty is forever. It cannot be taken away from you. Just always smile and the world will seem to be on your side.

I looked into the mirror one fine day and was surprised seeing those thin lines around my eyes. I was checking myself if I was in a panicked mode and indeed I was. When I got the chance, I bought a set of anti-ageing moisturizes for daytime and night time use, facial wash, an eye cream…yeah. That’s how vain I was with myself. But reality check, putting and applying all the anti-ageing products doesn’t help at all. You may notice some changes that your skin gets tighter or glowing after using them for years. But still, I noticed, that some who aged, looks smarter and better and happier at their aged, never worrying if there are wrinkles on their faces, or if their skin started to shrink. They, however, are still up to date, on track and up to the beat for the sound of music. After all, as long as you can hear them laugh, getting old and having aged is not a big issue at all. They spend half of their lives being on each stage and they cherished each moment of their life, so why should we fear getting and being in older stage. Why should one need to maintain their younger look? All of us are heading into that dilemma, of getting old and of having wrinkles.

But that’s how life is all about.