My Archives: January 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

As a Filipino parent, do you sometimes feel that your children are not growing up to be as Pinoy as they should be? Or at least as Pinoy as you are? Oftentimes, I get that feeling. My kids don't speak Filipino that well (blame it on Cartoon Network?) and sometimes, I feel that there is less Pinoy culture in media these days. [more]
10:55 PM GMT+8

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. In fact, it is less than a month away to February 14, 2009. If you are a wife or a mother, do you really want another bunch of flowers that will wilt in just a few days? Or that favorite box of chocolate that will add pounds and inches to any part of your body where you actually don't want those added pounds and inches? [more]
10:38 PM GMT+8

Friday, January 23, 2009

Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year to everyone this January 26! Monday ushers in the Year of the Ox. The ox is a beast of burden so it's a bit uncanny that the year of the ox is coming at a time when the whole world is uncertain due to the global financial crisis. [more]
10:19 PM GMT+8

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The world has changed a lot from the time when I was still a student. Students used to do research and know how to go to the libraries. They made an effort to go through encyclopedias and dictionaries. [more]
11:39 PM GMT+8

Friday, January 16, 2009

I prefer warm weather to cool or cold weather anytime which is one of the reasons why I will always live in the Philippines. It wasn't always that way. During my younger years, I enjoyed it when the air got kind of nippy but I guess, as people age, they change. [more]
09:56 PM GMT+8

Sunday, January 11, 2009

There has been renewed interest in Kawasaki Disease (also sometimes called Kawasaki Syndrome) since the passing away of Jett Travolta, the 16-year old son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston early in 2009. If reports are accurate, Jett had a seizure in the bathroom and hit his head. As added information, it has been mentioned that Jett had Kawasaki Disease when he was two years old. [more]
09:24 AM GMT+8

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sometime last year, I picked up the book entitled I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts On Being A Woman by Nora Ephron. Nora Ephron is the best-selling writer who has brought us movies like When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and You've Got Mail. This book of hers, published in 2006, talks about aging and other minute and grand concerns that only a woman will probably understand. [more]
04:56 AM GMT+8

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fr. Jose Moises T. Fermin, SJ, also known as Fr. Joey, former headmaster of the Ateneo Grade School, passed away yesterday at 8:35pm. Wake will be at the Chapel of the Holy Guardian Angels, Ateneo de Manila Grade School. I do not know Fr. Joey personally but I am saddened by the news. [more]
05:47 AM GMT+8

Monday, January 5, 2009

The year 2008 was not such a productive year for me, blogging-wise. I don't think I made as many blog posts, in the same manner that I launched new blogs left and right in 2006-2007. Last year was just so busy with countless commitments on all fronts (family, work, personal interests, schools - my kids') that I often found myself with no time and energy to write. [more]
04:54 AM GMT+8

Friday, January 2, 2009

Every time January 1 comes around (before the clock strikes 12 on New Year's Eve), my own family of two adults and two kids come together to pray. Yes, amidst the noise and fireworks. It is good to give thanks for the year that has just passed and even better to ask for guidance for the year about to come. [more]
02:37 PM GMT+8

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