Noelle on Danae’s Birthday

When we celebrated Danae’s 8th birthday with their cousins last month, they blessed Danae with a very nice hand-me-down violin and a new flute. The girls were so excited with the gifts! Noelle: Ate, show mommy your FLOOP. Hahaha cuuuuute! Floop, flute, whatever! 🙂   We celebrated also with my mom the following day. WeContinue reading “Noelle on Danae’s Birthday”

Noelle-isms in Dahilayan

A few weeks ago in Forest Park, Dahilayan, Bukidnon, Danae discovered some very cheap toys at the cafe there. She, her sister, and their friend Julio bought quite a few. During one of the lunches…. Noelle: Mom, where’s my…where’s my…CHEETO? Uhm, cheetah, anak. 🙂 One other time, they were watching Disney Jr in our hotelContinue reading “Noelle-isms in Dahilayan”


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”