Noelle was telling me about a game that she made up, last week. Noelle: Mom, mom, I have a game. Me: Okay. What’s your game? Noelle: (explains the game — which I didn’t understand) Me: Okay. Noelle: If you lose, you lose. If you win, you REALLY win.   Hahaha. Oh-kay. That was clear. 🙂


Danae and I were talking about our friends Alfred, Amanda and their son Keon, whose birthday we celebrated last week. Danae: Where do they stay when they’re here, mom? Me: In tita Amanda’s mom’s house. Danae: Have I been there? Me: Ummm…. Danae: Oh right right, I have. When you and tita Amanda had dinner,Continue reading “Delivery!”

With Ptr Sonny (part two)

I was at Sunday service yesterday when King told me about Noelle asking Ptr Sonny to buy her fries. A while later, Noelle came to me with fries in hand. She stayed with me till I finished service. I stay at the back so I do not disrupt others listening to the sermon. When weContinue reading “With Ptr Sonny (part two)”

With Ptr Sonny (part one)

This story was told to me by King and another pastor in church, Ptr Sonny Oaman, whom Noelle likes to bug in his office in church from time to time. Noelle: Tito Sonny, can you ask her (maintenance staff) to buy fries for me with my money? Sonny: Oh sure! Where’s your money? Noelle: (showsContinue reading “With Ptr Sonny (part one)”


We spent most of the day at Bonifacio High Street today. As we were walking, the girls saw a really cute puppy. Could’ve been a Maltese or any furball-like breed. Girls: Oh cute! I want a puppy like that! Noelle: Look, there’s another one! Danae: Aw cute! Is that a poodle? Me: Um, I’m notContinue reading “Puppy!”

School of Rock

King and I were out all afternoon today, getting my license renewed. When I called the house, I found out the girls were watching School of Rock without our permission. They obeyed when they were told to shut it off. Tonight, as we were getting them ready for bed, Danae came out of the bathroomContinue reading “School of Rock”


Like I said previously, Noelle loves to eat bananas. What we have at home now are small ones we call Señorita. Me: Babe, we call our bananas Señoritas, right? King: Yes. Noelle: (gets in my face, with a loud voice) HINDI (no)! Me: (waiting) Noelle: SENORITO! Haha, don’t know how she figured out the genderContinue reading “Señorita!”

Little Monkey

Noelle loves bananas, and has accepted that she is our little monkey. She was goofing around, standing by the stairs, laughing, eating her banana while her sister biked around (yes, inside our house). The first time she threw her banana peel on the ground and laughed, I told her it wasn’t funny. I asked herContinue reading “Little Monkey”

On Fasting

The other day, on our way home, Danae mentioned something about fasting. Danae: In January mom, I’m going to FAST EAT. (she meant fast, since our church has an annual prayer and fasting in the beginning of the year) Me: why Nae? (we were trying to teach her that she needs to know why sheContinue reading “On Fasting”

Thank you Jesus!

On Christmas day, we did our final advent wreath tradition, wherein we lit up all four candles and the center Jesus candle. Me: Before we blow out the candles (and sing a happy birthday song to Jesus), tell me what you are thankful to Jesus for. Danae: I’m thankful to Jesus for making the stars,Continue reading “Thank you Jesus!”