Wednesday, 30 September 2009

kapuso foundation and gma artist center


our team with vice mayor, councilor, and kapuso artists

artist center pips

with councilor shalani and my haggard look,hehehe

crowd

the crowd


truck of relief goods

This is a day worth remembering...thousands of typhoon victims from Polo, Valenzuela.. Artistas, Staff, friends with only one goal..to Help...

Sunday, 27 September 2009

My eve of Ondoy's onslaught

It's an ordinary friday for me last September 25, 2009. I did my usual routine of waking up the twins, dressing them up for school and going to the office. I was tasked to go to Makati that day with our admin manager to observe a research for the primetime shows and artists of our network. After office, my friends and I will be going to a surprise birthday treat of our friend angie... We went to Manila Pavillion Hotel to watch Marissa Sanchez' show... Right after, we were really surprised because our next destination is... Manila Yacht Club.. It was a couple's night out, we went out with our husbands and were really excited, for it is the first time that were going to ride a yacht.. Rain is outpouring while we are sailing along Manila Bay going to the yacht.. We had so much fun that night while it is raining, we didn't bother, we didn't even know that there is a typhoon..Right after our ride, we went to Cafe Adriatico to eat lugaw to feed our empty stomach.. then we went home...
I was supposed to post our escapade last Saturday and was excited to upload the pictures of our adventure until Ondoy came..This post should be about the fun and the adventure that we had that time..Now I have to write it on a different note, the incident and the experience had hit me..I together with my friends who are also parents of young children, were to close to become the victims...We were at Manila Bay hours before its onslaught..The roads and the places that we passed hours ago were totally devastated.. I haven't uttered any word except, "thank You, Lord" for sparing me, my husband and my friends..
I cannot clearly describe how i feel until now...God is the only one in control of our lives.. and whatever blessings and any condition that we have been spared, we should acknowledge him..He made a point, and that bacame clear thru this calamity..This is the only way I can think of thanking HIM, to help those who are still left in the dark in my own little way, in whatever manner it may be...
-ba'jo^

Saturday, 26 September 2009

knock, knock...

It was already 4am when my husband and i got home from a birthday celebration of our friend.. Since then the rain hasn't stopped..When i woke up i saw the dark clouds and heavy rains outside our window but didnt bother, I just thought that this typhoon will leave anytime soon..I then took our usual afternoon nap with my twins..Emon prepared lugaw for our merienda. While he's cooking, someone came knocking at our door..It was Indang's family, our helper years ago.. with her 4 year old daughter,two nieces,and her neighbor with a 3 year old boy..their clothes soaking wet, bodies chilling and starving for food..They came to ask for help because their house and all their belongings were literally washed out by flood..She told their struggle of how they left their town and save their lives.They went to the barangay and evacuation centers but unfortunately it was already crowded until they thought of coming to us..Raymond immediately served them with lugaw that he cooked, gave them clothes and prepared the bed for them to rest and sleep..We gave the children milk and biscuits..


I had a sudden mix of feelings this time..I was guilty of complaining all day because there was no electricity, i havent charged my laptop to access my facebook,i couldnt play farmville, had a bad network signal of smart, and i haven't had enough sleep..I felt bad because Im whining over these petty things while other families are struggling for their lives, lost all their belongings and clueless how will they start another day..It was then that I realized that I have so many things to be thankful for..I thank God that all of my loved ones and friends are safe.. More than that, there was a feeling of fulfillment for the capacity to help and extend a hand for other people in need..I pray for the victims of this typhoon..These too shall pass..

Sunday, 20 September 2009

The foundation

These are our core values, vision, and mission...painted inside our classroom wall...Our foundation,desire,dedication...Let your child experience SALINGKET...your child's first step to the big leap..

Saturday, 19 September 2009

one brave girl


This is a one lazy saturday for me and my twins, we woke up around 9am and go straight to the dentist for gabbie's pulpectomy session(root canal). I admire her for such a brave girl opening her mouth on the dental chair.. This is our weekend routine because she needs to see her dentist regularly to avoid of her toothaches.. We have been doing this for almost a year because her dentist doesn't want to extract her tooth at an early stage. This might bring her trauma in her next few visits to the dentist.. Because of my admiration of her bravery I couldn't help myself but to reward her for her character.. this time, she got dunkin donuts with icy choco which she shared with her ate dannie, kuya andrei, twins ate tania and toni..

Friday, 18 September 2009

MY BIRTHDAY BASH

friends since grade three with rhian
dannie and tita ninang

kikay, gabbie, and tita ninang


divine daldal


just the start


our nanang and krystal


the extrovert band

the gwapings and rhian

mga kapuso friends

legaspi's


It's past six days but I still haven't gotten over my birthday celebration last Saturday. It was really a bash that day because my husband and i prepared something extraordinary for our friends neighbors and our relatives.. As hours passed, my husband prepared the food, the chairs and tables, the drinks, the tent, the sound system, and the platform..yes! platform. we created a mini stage for the street party celebration.

Despite heavy rains, our guests were coming in, around seven in the evening...the buffet table was ready with lechon, steak ala pobre, lengua, pancit canton, shrimp, rice...puto on it. the extrovert band started playing while the guests were having dinner. Krystal Reyes, my anak anakan, also a child actress in GMA and Rhian Ramos surprised me in gracing my party.. Drinks were served as the guests started to party and bursting out with laughter because of my stand up comedian and a very good friend, Divine Daldal..Our relatives, friends, and colleagues from GMA started dancing as we partied all night long..
This is a very memorable birthday for me because I have gathered most of my friends and neighbors who are close to our family. More than just the celebration, my wish of somehow having a live band for my occasion was fulfilled. The music, the laughter and the gathering are more than enough gift for my special day.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

EFFORTS





09.09.09 This is a stormy birthday for me...My husband dressed the twins and they went off to school. He didn't bother waking me up for my special day... The weather is so cold that I didn't even notice that they left.. I was still under my blanket and cuddling my pillows.. When I woke up, I read my mobile phone with 23 unread messages greeting me a very happy birthday...

I get off the bed and was surprised to see a gift from my hubby outside our room..It was wrapped in a pink wrapper and with a message on it. I was touched by his gesture because I know that it is an effort for him going to the mall and such an effort also picking a gift, having it wrapped and placing a message on it because he is not the type who loves to do such things. But surprisingly, he did and I am very happy... When I get down the stairs, I saw the white board of my twins with messages on it also. I noticed that my tears shed out of joy...I was walking outside and my nanang greeted, smiled and hugged me...I opened my facebook account and a lot of greetings were also there...My family from Dubai and my brother osep called to say that they remembered me on my day.. These are what birthdays are all about.. being able to see our worth..being able to feel that we are truly appreciated.
At this point in my life, I am very blessed to have a loving family who values me more than anything, a good health, a circle of true friends, a career, a growing business...I couln't ask for anything more...More than anything, I thank God for everything he keeps pouring my life...

Monday, 7 September 2009

LEARNING HAVEN


















This is our seven month old daycare center...It is called "SALINGKET" which refers to an individual who is made a member of a group even though he or she does not possess all the requirements for membership. Derived from the words "sali" meaning to join and "pusa" meaning cat. "Pusa" acts here as a placeholder;

The center caters to the early preparation of kids before the formal schooling... We now have 28 students. Half of it is from the morning session and the other half is the afternoon session. Most of the kids age ranges from two and a half to four years old.

Building this daycare center is not easy but I would also say not that hard for me and my mom who is an educator for almost 30 years now.. except that we really need to establish it within our limited budget.. It is not that hard because it is my Mom's passion to teach and mold the minds and characters of the kids.It is her calling...The center is built out of the desire to produce well rounded and competent individuals with good character..More than just the business, it is a fulfillment to see a child's progress thru proper teaching and education..

I will be posting more about salingket in the next few days...our mission/vision and our core values..

Have you ever taught your children how to pay respect in a Filipino way, like "pagmamano"? Ask even a two year old child from Salingket and they will teach your children how...

SALINGKET DAYCARE AND LEARNING CENTER
"Your Child's first step to the big leap"
2nd floor Ma. Fe Building, El Camino road, Sto. Nino Meycauyan, Bulacan
















Saturday, 5 September 2009

MY PAIR OF HEAVEN


video



This is one of my most treasured videos which I want to share and post on this blog..My twins' ultrasound 16 weeks old..this is the top view of two babies inside my womb, it is just so amazing..We are very blessed to have this pair of heaven..Thank you, Lord...




Friday, 4 September 2009

monetize



My blog is 6 days old..It was last sunday when I tried to write something and finally arrived on - create a blog at blogger.com. It's very easy and user friendly..I've read so many reviews and forums on how to create a blog and was surprised that you can earn also from it.. I have no idea on how it works, but I just told myself to give it a try..I have read the forums and it says that you can earn thru adsense but it really takes a while to get approved, the forum said that it takes a month or 20 posts or so...I was not really expecting to be approved, I just enjoyed writing new post..I added widgets , pictures, and I was excited to write new experiences here..Finally, just this morning, I was so happy to see this in my mailbox....

Congratulations!

Your Google AdSense application has been approved. You can now activate
your account and get started with AdSense in minutes.

I'm really not sure how this works as an extra income, but I will definitely post the procedures..Thank you, Mr. Google! This is simple, but one of the best part of my today...

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

a seed of faith


"God is good, God is great..Thank You Lord for this day, Bless us in our way, and make us good children always...Amen.


This is the simple prayer of my twins, everyday..I am very happy that at a young age, we were able to teach them how to pray...we are able to make them realize the concept of our Creator, the concept of gratitude and a simple seed of faith.. My constant prayer is to give them a good heart and a life worthy of the Lord..with these I know that everything else will follow..