July 21, 2014

Wealthy Beyond Compare!

I only need a few things in my life: a roof over my head, food on the table, and the smiles of my kids, and I am all set.  With their smiles and our family being complete and happy, then I am wealthy! I may not be financially wealthy, but money is overrated.  What we all need is family and love, and I am thankful everyday for it!

June 27, 2014

They Grow Up Too Fast!

The photo on the left are just some of their ID pictures taken for school purposes, and here they are now last summer.  They grow up too fast! My first born is now in college, Danniel is now in Grade 6 and my little girl is now in Grade 4.  I know they won't be babies forever, but they will always be my baby.  I love it that they still cuddle with me and give me sweet kisses before going to school or to bed.  I know enough to enjoy and savor it because I know they will grow old soon. Hay, the perks and pains of motherhood. And I will give up anything just for these wonderful kids!

June 20, 2014


I saw this quote on Instagram and just had to share it, simply because this is so true for me.  I really love budget traveling, and sometimes, I really do not worry about money.  Instead of putting it on my savings, I would rather spend it for travel.  At least when I am old, I would lots of memories to last me my twilight years!

June 19, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dr. Jose Rizal!

I wish that our youth continue to know about your story and emulate you.  They are, after all, the future of our nation!

May 30, 2014

Making Kids Drink Tablet Medicine

His face while looking at the crushed medicine on a shot glass

My kid just had his circumcision and he has to take an antibiotic for one week, and pain killer as needed. The pain killer is in capsule form so I just take the powder out, put it on a spoon, and add add a little water so he can drink it in liquid form.  The tablet which is as big as a capsule is a different matter all-together.  On the first day, since he is already 11, turning 12 this year, I told him to try and swallow the tablet.  He couldn't! He ended up gagging it, making me so irritated! So what we did, and what we are doing up to now, is to crush the tablet using a long-nose plier, then we put it in a shot glass with a little water so he can just drink it.  And yet, he still takes forever to drink it! Then we had to wash the shot glass with more water until it is clean, and he would have to drink it each time.  It is tedious, but still, it gets the work done. My friend told me to try using a banana and to insert the tablet inside but I know that it won't work.  He takes forever to chew his food, and he can detect onions to spit it out so I know this won't work.  Good thing we only have to do this 2x a day! Unfortunately, making him drink his meds every morning has made me late for work the whole week. Ugh.