Four Sisters

Four sisters — My mom and the elder three. Four sisters, Two of whom we lost just recently. Pre-war sisters The two were regarded. Long lives of 88 and 85, By the Lord, they were rewarded. Tita Ninay We called them both fondly. Ninay Doris and Ninay Gena From Iloilo and San Carlos, respectively. IContinue reading “Four Sisters”

CHANGE

Change. Inevitable, you surmise. But some are just so unexpected. They catch you by surprise. The reason eludes you, Leaves you scratching your head. At night, it keeps you awake, Away from the comfort of your bed. Memories surface Of shared good times and bad. You wonder what happened. You can’t help but feel sad.Continue reading “CHANGE”

Happy Anniversary to us!

One year since lockdown. One year since our movements became limited. One year since our whole world changed. What have I learned? A few things, actually. We can endure. I saw pictures I posted on social media exactly a year ago, saying that I would miss our couples group for a month because (I don’tContinue reading “Happy Anniversary to us!”

It’s Been A Year

It’s the end of September. It’s been a year since I experienced my last major health scare. I’m not a worry wart. I get panicked and stressed at times but I don’t think I’m the type who obsesses about the what-ifs and the oh-nos. It might be my personality, yes, but it’s also because IContinue reading “It’s Been A Year”

At the end of each day….

I appreciate the devotions that our church puts out daily, and though I don’t get to join them regularly, there’s so much to gain from it. There’s the Word, the encouraging stories, the sense of community, the prayer time. Then there are also gems from the sharers. Yesterday the focus was Psalm 90:12 —Teach usContinue reading “At the end of each day….”

Tito Panser, the beloved!

Tito Panser. I dont know anyone else named Panser, or Fruspambliser for that matter. So when people say his name, I automatically know who they mean. He was someone everyone knew and someone everybody was fond of. Maybe it was his charisma, maybe his consistent smile. Maybe it was his gusto, or his singing, orContinue reading “Tito Panser, the beloved!”

Online Distance Learning with Gianna

We started school two weeks ago and I’ve been on standby for whatever the kids need. One will ask for her hydro flask or a bowl or some alcohol. Another will ask for anolyte or her hydro. But mostly it’s the little one who asks for anything and everything — “mooooom, I need my soContinue reading “Online Distance Learning with Gianna”

Remembering God’s Providence

We had our couples victory group meeting last week, online of course, and King asked us, as a warm-up for our discussion, about our favorite memory before the pandemic. Funny that I didn’t know he would ask that question and that he would give his answer. But he was absolutely right. Our favorite memory beforeContinue reading “Remembering God’s Providence”

What are you grateful for?

It’s been more than a hundred days of quarantine! How have you been? King asked us the other night what we were thankful for, being home now for more than 3 months. Common answers from the kids were bonding and food. I guess they know their priorities. 😂 Thought I’d share my answers too. First,Continue reading “What are you grateful for?”

Food, Glorious Food!

Everyone seems to be cooking more during this pandemic, and I am no exception. I’ve been inspired to cook more times in the last 3 months than the entire year of 2019 😂. Some firsts for me to try were bibimbap and kimchi rice, and some pastas. I don’t always have the complete list ofContinue reading “Food, Glorious Food!”