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!”

On Christmas Carols

Noelle’s rendition of the classic JINGLE BELLS. Noelle: Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all way…. ON THE FARM IS TO RIDE…… Last night, kids started Christmas caroling in our house. (That’s what they do here in our country, without invitation, to ask for money.) I told Danae to say “Patawad” (sorry) since I wasn’t preparedContinue reading “On Christmas Carols”

Noelle’s Confusion

We were invited to a Christmas get-together in San Juan last week. Danae and Noelle got to spend time with their friends. At first, Noelle was quiet because she had just woken up. When she was already playing, she needed to pee. In the bathroom…. Noelle: Mom, I’m COMFUSED. I don’t know who is theContinue reading “Noelle’s Confusion”

Noelle’s Revelation

One afternoon last week, Noelle approached me at the dining table with a serious question. Noelle: Mommy, I don’t know what shape Mickey Mouse is. Me: What do you mean? He’s a mouse. Noelle: OH. What about Minnie? Me: Also a mouse! That’s why it’s Mickey MOUSE and Minnie MOUSE. Hahahahaha. She’s been watching MickeyContinue reading “Noelle’s Revelation”


It was a very busy Christmas Season for us, all the way up to New Year and Noelle’s birthday. It’s been busy and exhausting, yet fun, fruitful and meaningful, most especially for our family. We ended 2011 and began 2012 with milestones! Danae lost her very first baby tooth on December 28, and she’s excitedContinue reading “HAPPY NEW YEAR!”

How well do you know your child?

Because Danae’s 6 and Noelle’s already almost 3, their personalities are more evident than ever. It definitely showed during our recent trip. For one, well this one’s not new at all, they’re both witty and funny. Years ago, Danae at age 3 exclaimed as we landed in Manila probably from Cagayan de Oro, “Thank youContinue reading “How well do you know your child?”

The Luge

On our last night in Singapore, after King and the girls swam, we decided to catch The Skyline Luge Sentosa before it closed at 9:30PM and just have dinner afterwards. We got there at the perfect time. No lines, no crowds, in the coolness of the night. We knew we wouldn’t be able to rideContinue reading “The Luge”

Danae’s Singapore Birthday

One of the things that Ardy Abello reminded us about during his session in the Couples’ Getaway was that NO ONE DELIBERATELY PLANS TO FAIL…THEY SIMPLY FAIL TO PLAN. I was again reminded of this as we tackled our second day in Singapore. I thought I had a plan, but it wasn’t well thought outContinue reading “Danae’s Singapore Birthday”