Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A New Beginning

I'm To be honest, I've been absent from this blog for several months that I almost gave up on blogging. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't want to share my boring life but because I just can't find time for it anymore. I thought I could handle my job, motherhood, and blogging at the same time, but I couldn't. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't. When everyone was taking pictures so they can post on Instagram or Facebook, I think of posting on my blog and sharing  the story behind that picture. I ALWAYS think of blogging because it has been my outlet over the years - my not-so-private diary if I may say. But things had to change. The hour or two I spend in blogging was a LOT of time for a working mom of a pre-schooler. Blogging just had to take a backseat.
I may not often like Change but it happens and one must simply adapt to it. Recent changes in my line of work required me to think about my plans. Add to it the challenges my son is going through at school, I felt it was a sign for me to prioritize my family and pursue a different career. I guess this was a perfect time for me to end my BPO career and start focusing as a mother.
I was excited as I was handling my resignation letter to my boss. I'll get to spend a lot of time with my family soon! And I'll be able to blog more often! Reality began to sink in after a day. I am now terrified and anxious. Financially, it will be a challenge for my family until I find a part time work at home job. I also think about my son's behavior. Of course my husband was involved with this decision. It has been a constant talk between us and weighing in the pros and the cons. At the end of the day, our son's welfare is still the most important factor. Like any uncharted territory, it could be scary but it could also be rewarding. I just have to stay positive and believe that we can get through this as a family.

Monday, May 25, 2015

School Bound

I will soon have a student. I enrolled my almost 4-year old at a Montessori school and he'll be in advanced junior casa this school year.

my son (in green) during his trial class

While the tuition fee is not something I like enjoyed paying, I'm looking forward to attend my first parent orientation and parent-teacher association meeting. Hahaha! I'm a parent na talaga! Welcome to the lives of the grown ups
By the way, I'm loving the Montessori system. I know my son is not compatible with the traditional way. He's just too active and curious to stay seated for hours and listen to teachers. On the other hand, I think my son might have too much freedom if we'll enroll him in a progressive school. My husband and I want him to discover himself and learn things but with discipline. I think Montessori schools, the "real" ones anyway, will provide these things for our child.

A First-time Bagaholic

A couple of months ago, I wrote about my desire to get my first designer bag. I wanted to get the Givenchy Nightingale or Prada Tessuto Naufre but my budget will not allow it. We have a lot of expenses coming: our son's enrollment, our travel to Palawan, my son's fourth birthday party. I'm surprised I was even able to afford getting a designer bag! Thanks party to my ever supportive husband! 
But I did. I said before that I was saving a lot so I can afford one. I intended to get one as a birthday gift to myself. A 35th birthday gift. So here it is... a Phillip Lim pashli in medium. I got it brandnew from a reputable online seller.

I love it! I love the smell of leather and you can say that the bag is really of very very good quality.  Now I know why there are a lot of bagaholic. I think I just turned one myself. I want to have more!  See the pictures below? Yep, those are some on my list. I'm don't know if I can afford them but I will definitely going to save more for my next designer bag.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Viva Il Papa!!

Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines is truly a memorable event. I think most Catholics in this country have renewed their faith and beliefs, myself included. I did not brave the crowd. Instead, I watched the coverage of the pope's visit to the Philippines at home. That doesn't mean I did not experience the "magic" or "serenity" others felt when they saw the pope, because I did. I can't express how I felt but it was different. Somehow close to what I think I felt when Pope John Paul II was here. 

I relied on our television, social media, and online to know and listen to the pope's speech and homily. There were times when I cried (a lot) when I saw his simple gestures like embracing a little girl, kissing babies in the crowd, and waving to the rain drench people in Tacloban. 

I don't owe these pictures and I don't really know who to acknowledge but here are some of my favorites... 

Thank you Pope Francis for blessing our country and reminding us how to be a Catholic. We hope to live by Jesus' teachings like what you said. We will never forget you. You really touched our hearts. Grazie! Gracias! Thank You! Salamat!