My Archives: August 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

Bahay in the Filipino language means house. In Philippine culture, there is a term called "namamahay." In my own personal understanding, namamahay refers to a feeling that one gets when one finds himself or herself in a new place or house. [more]
04:01 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

When I used to work in the corporate world, I earned a decent amount of money but I didn't have the time (or should I say all the time) to do the things I wanted. The hours were more or less flexible and deadlines were also reasonable (well, most of the time as I willed them to be reasonable) but the fact remained that to do anything that I wanted to do or had to do on a weekday, I would need to file for a leave. [more]
02:51 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Two of the sisters that I met during the retreat was Sr. Erlin, SSJ and Sr. Maripaz, SSJ. SSJ stands for Siervas de San Jose, a religious and apostolic institute founded in Spain in 1874. [more]
03:25 PM GMT+8

Before we move on to the "retreat stories" in the next few days, I just thought I'd blog about a conversation that my husband and I were having earlier today. We were talking about a certain book and he was asking me if I thought it was useful. [more]
03:04 PM GMT+8

Monday, August 27, 2007

Caramel apples have made their way to Robinsons Galleria too. The SanFo Treats stall is located at the level of the Supermarket, near the fastfood area. [more]
04:37 PM GMT+8

The Spirituality of Stewardship Retreat that I attended was held at the Carmelite Missionaries Center of Spirituality in Tagaytay City. On a good day (translation: no traffic), it will take you less than two hours to get there from Quezon City in Metro Manila. [more]
04:03 PM GMT+8

Friday, August 24, 2007

When was the last time you went on a retreat? When was the last time you took some time off from your daily duties? [more]
03:52 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

As I was listening to Fr. Mahan in the Spirituality of Stewardship Retreat that I attended, it dawned on me that a blogger is a steward. What is a steward? [more]
03:46 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Global Positioning System (GPS) is a radio navigation system formed by satellites and ground stations. While we were in the U.S. for our vacation, we saw first-hand what it could do. [more]
03:04 PM GMT+8

"Puro ka-dramahan naman ito!" ("This movie is filled with drama.") -- the man in front of me and my friend exasperatedly exclaimed right after he had sat through a screening of A Love Story, a movie presently showing in local theaters. The movie is produced by Star Cinema, is directed by Mario J. de los Reyes, and stars Maricel Soriano, Aga Muhlach, and Angelica Panganiban. [more]
02:43 PM GMT+8

Monday, August 20, 2007

Do you have a hard time making your kids take their vitamins? You may want to check out L'il Critters Gummy Bear Vitamins then. [more]
03:45 PM GMT+8

Last week, I was out for a Spirituality of Stewardship Retreat in Tagaytay from August 13-15, 2007. We left Manila for the retreat on August 12, Sunday and were back in Manila on a Wednesday, after a more than 5-hour bus ride. [more]
03:34 PM GMT+8

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I was having an interesting conversation with the hubby a few nights ago and the topic was about how we react to certain situations. He then mentioned the phrase: "death by deadma" and I found it really funny -- particularly if you are familiar with the "bunda" joke. [more]
11:59 AM GMT+8

Friday, August 10, 2007

Do your kids sometimes get coughs which refuse to go away? Mine do. Sometimes, these coughs are not really viral nor bacterial in nature -- but are caused by allergies. [more]
04:59 PM GMT+8

This morning, Ali and I caught Disney's Cinderella Kids staged by Repertory Philippines. It was a school activity so parents trooped to Onstage at the 2nd Floor of Greenbelt 1 at Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi St., Makati City with their grade schoolers in tow. [more]
04:43 PM GMT+8

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Does your baby suffer from diaper rash? I am sure as parents, we all worry when we see our babies' red puffy skin around the nappy area. [more]
03:38 PM GMT+8

Passion, is defined by my trusty dictionary as a "strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything." We usually hear people say that for one to be fully alive, one must have a "passion" for something. [more]
03:23 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Avenue Q, a musical, is going to be staged here in Manila on September 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 22, and 23, 2007 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at the RCBC Plaza in Makati. The show is said to be rated PG-13 so this may be your chance to go on a date minus the kids! [more]
04:51 PM GMT+8

Are you thinking of buying a BMW 3 Series? This includes the following BMW models: 316iMT, 320i, 320d, and 325i. [more]
04:17 PM GMT+8

I don't like rainy weather and it is raining badly outside as I type this. I don't like rainy days as things feel gloomy, the rains bring all sorts of diseases and it makes going around Metro Manila more difficult. [more]
03:59 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Diabetes is a disease wherein the body does not produce or use insulin properly. What is insulin? It is a hormone needed to change starches, sugar, and other food into energy that our bodies need. [more]
03:36 PM GMT+8

As I do the rounds of certain blogs, I have come across the topic of Writer's Block and in some cases, the bloggers even refer to blogger burn-out. How do you know if blogging is for you and if you will be blogging over the long-term? [more]
03:21 PM GMT+8

Monday, August 6, 2007

How do you imagine your life to be when you are in your 60s and over? Will you be bored twiddling your thumbs or will you continue to live an active and healthy lifestyle? [more]
05:15 PM GMT+8

When I used to have a regular day job in an office, I didn't get enough sleep. Since my office was quite some distance from where I live, my travel time would take about 2-3 hours total every single day. [more]
05:03 PM GMT+8

Friday, August 3, 2007

What do you do when your favorite CD or DVD gets scratched? Do you toss it into the trash can? Do you rush out to buy yourself a new copy? [more]
02:54 PM GMT+8

Do you like to write? Do you have useful information that you can share with readers? You may want to start blogging or writing on the internet but don't know how to start. [more]
02:47 PM GMT+8

Thursday, August 2, 2007

I see streamers and ads everywhere promoting Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). What is it? Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is said to be the use of "increased atmosphere pressure" for medical therapy or for healing. [more]
03:33 PM GMT+8

I wish the above title were a phrase that I thought of on my own but no such luck. I encountered it in the book "Why Good Things Happen to Good People" by Stephen Post, PhD and Jill Neimark. [more]
03:15 PM GMT+8

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