Saturday, August 30, 2008

lunch... or what's left of it

bbq chicken for my good friend - linnor

my sizzling bangus..... yummm... yummm... with matching red egg salad and garlic rice

what's left are bones, skin and bbq sticks....

Monday, August 04, 2008

Ganito ka ba mag-Ingles?

hopefully, not!!!!!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

something to think about

Just yesterday, as i was hurrying out of the school building, i bumped into one of my students. He asked, " Do you love your work?" a lot of things ran through my mind.... my thoughts started to think, well....actually this is a profound question, requiring me to look inside myself, evaluate my work performance, assess if i'm making a difference in my students... what came out as an answer was a nod and a smile

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

.... lazy Sunday morning (July 29), meaning i catch up a bit of my work during the quiet morning hours, my son already seated beside me trying to decide what to have for breakfast which he knows mommy will "readily" whip up.... Suddenly, "I'm rich!" Huh? "I have 12,000 pesos." Really? I wish I had that kind of money.... hhmmm.....When asked where the money is, my son promptly answered that the money is safely kept inside his dad's drawer, and quipped, " I have 600 and another 600 'ampao', that totals 12,000."..... reminder to mom - review addition up to thousands place..... I promptly reminded him that he had 1,200 instead of 12,000. "Ok, I got it!..... I'm thinking of what to buy with my money. My birthday is coming soon. I won't spend all the money naman, I'll save some." Sensing that mom was appeased with the idea of his not spending all his money, he then proceeded with his "order" - 1 glass of chocolate milk, sausages and bread....thought for the day - God gives us enough for our needs and enough to save for a rainy day.....but always remember where you keep your "stash" :-D

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Ups and Downs of The Past Week.

Nov 30 - happily decorating the house with reds, golds and greens. listening to christmas music (david foster and harry connick jr.) while writing christmas cards to family and friends abroad.

Dec 1 - Uuhhh...bbrrr.... felt the first chill of the winter (faux lang naman) season.

Dec 2 - Bea woke up with tummy ache which wouldn't go away by lunch and eventually developed into a slight fever. she had no choice but to stay home. Grandma says it's the body's reaction to the change in the weather. She got better by late afternoon.

Dec 3 - It's back to school again for the two tots. Things going back to normal again.

Dec 4 - Got a note from Bea's teacher. Uh-oh.... she complained about Bea who didn't heed her warnings and continued chatting with her classmate while lessons were going on. This was the 2nd time - the 1st time had been when she finished her work early and started talking to her classmate who wasn't. Warnings were issued by daddy and a TV time was curtailed.

Dec 5 - Rance cut his lip with his teeth while playing during recess. He didn't cry, just braved it out. If not for the sight of blood on his shirt, his teacher wouldn't have noticed anything wrong. The wound was quite deep but the bleeding did stop. It was dry by night time.

Dec 6 - Looked forward to a long weekend. There'll be no classes on Monday. Busied myself with lessons and preparation of the children's bundles of joys to be shared with the less fortunate in the spirit of Christmas.

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Time to dance Both Bea and Rance got very high marks on their report cards for the first half of the school year. To top it all off - I'm on the last project with next week as a deadline! Whoppee!!

Sunday, November 16, 2003

"What is war?" Ricky and I had just tuned in to Mel Gibson's "We Were Soldiers" - a movie about American soldiers in the Vietnam war. The actors were getting ready for war, saying goodbyes to their wives and children. Bea was sitting with us and playing with her toys. Her question put questions in our minds as well. How do we explain war to children? There had been so many wars in the world - both big and small ones, and I don't doubt there's a war going on right this minute. But is all war the only way for us to have peace?

Friday, November 14, 2003

1. Using one adjective, describe your current living space. snug

2. Using two adjectives, describe your current employer. woman, flexible - I'm looking at her in the mirror. Lucky me!

3. Using three adjectives, describe your favorite hobby/pasttime.stress-reliever, quiet, colorful

4. Using four adjectives, describe your typical day. relaxed, kidstuff, fun, challenging

5. Using five adjectives, describe your ideal life. active, healthy,wise,wealthy, content

- courtesy of Friday Five

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

"Can we watch My First Romance?" Huh? Did I hear right? What's this from my six-year-old child? The movie was more of a teeny-bopper type of movie with first loves and crushes - and I personally don't think my little girl turned into a teenager overnight without my noticing. I bit the "No" answer I wanted to issue and instead asked her why she asked. She said she was just reading what was written on the marquee. (On the point of learning how to read by herself - no questions asked, it's something I'm proud of.) I persisted, so what if it's on the marquee, she didn't read Matrix Revolutions which was also on it. It turns out that what made her retain the memory of the movie and made her want to watch the movie was the constant commercial and pluggings done in TV. She was thinking that with the constant showing of the movie bits, it must be good to watch.Hhmmpphh.......Now we know why kids these days ask for so many toys. Have you ever tuned into the cartoon channels lately? The commercials are mostly for food or toys - creating this sudden "want" in them. I think less TV is better for kids.

Monday, November 03, 2003

From sunny highs to rainy day lows. After playing in the sun, and I think having too much fun, Bea got coughs on Halloween and proceeded to develop a slight fever a few days after, with still no relief to her coughing fits despite the otc medicine taken. It was to the doctor's we went, only to find out after numerous calls that most of the doctors decided to take a few days vacation in observance of All Saints' and All Souls' days. We were fortunate to chance upon a doctor who could squeeze us in on short notice. The doctor was quite friendly and explained to us that maybe the cough wasn't viral and that Bea's body might be fighting some bacteria. (Oh well, so much for fun in the sun!) Antibiotics were in order and we have to give the medicine a few days to work. Speaking of a few days.... oh no, it's almost time for school again....grumble grumble...