Culture of Gratitude

King and I had another opportunity to teach engaged couples in our church yesterday, at our wedding prep seminar called Before I Do. And one of the principles that we teach, though it is not in their manuals, is the concept of low expectation, high appreciation. In simpler terms, low demand, high appreciation. Demand less,Continue reading “Culture of Gratitude”

What I Learned From Captain Marvel

So I posted something on Facebook but it turned out to be a spoiler 😂 I took it down and decided to write it (and more) here instead. Consider this your warning! I didn’t know about the bad rap Captain Marvel or Brie Larson was getting so it did not influence me at all asContinue reading “What I Learned From Captain Marvel”

Funny February Friday

Gianna is four but sometimes she talks like she’s not. I don’t know why I even wonder when her older sisters were the same when they were her age. Just this morning, we had a conversation that went like this… Me: Stay here. I’ll be back. G: No. I’m scared. Me: Scared? Why are youContinue reading “Funny February Friday”

Low Expectation, High Appreciation

One of the best lessons we have learned, and also teach to other couples, is the concept of Low Expectation and High Appreciation. Coming from a place of hope instead of demand or expectation. A few months ago, I noticed this in action. Not that it’s never at work in our marriage haha. I justContinue reading “Low Expectation, High Appreciation”

Tidying Up

I’ve heard of the Konmari method and since Marie Kondo’s show came out on Netflix recently, I’ve been reading posts about how people have been sorting their stuff and keeping only those that spark joy in them. And since I’ve finished binge watching Grey’s, I decided to watch Tidying Up while organizing the girls’ homeschoolingContinue reading “Tidying Up”

Great Faith

It’s prayer and fasting again! Nothing like starting the year right as a family. Using the kids’ manual, we talked about the great faith of Abraham and then Sarah last night. When asked what could be keeping them from hearing God’s voice, perhaps distracting them during their quiet time, Danae and Noelle gave such honestContinue reading “Great Faith”

2018 Hongkong Highlights

Christmas is always a busy but really fruitful and meaningful season for us. We enjoy doing Advent activities daily, getting ready for Jesus’ birthday. One of them is writing down what we are thankful for for the year. This time, we did it by month. I wrote down in my March box our trip toContinue reading “2018 Hongkong Highlights”

Last Funny Friday for 2018

Some words, for some reason, Gianna can’t pronounce properly… Jimastix. Her sisters have been in gymnastics for over a year and it’s still the same. Axe. Just last night she was telling her dad to “axe” the guard where a certain restaurant is. Minja. She said it so convincingly that I “axed” Noelle if itContinue reading “Last Funny Friday for 2018”

Funny Fridays Is Back (for today!)

>Noelle has always been funny with words. Someone in the family, I forget who, was singing Quest’s song entitled Saludo…. Noelle: Saludo? It’s Saluto! (with conviction) Me: It’s Saludo, love. Noelle: Oh, I thought it was salute-Oh. 😀   >Gianna hears a catchy ad once, and she learns it right away. Shopee to the tuneContinue reading “Funny Fridays Is Back (for today!)”