It's been a month today and it hurts hundred times more. Truth is, each day I wonder if this is true. Each time I look around, I still hope I'd see his face. Even in the middle of the night, when I go downstairs to pee, I still wish I'd see him going to the … Continue reading Please Bear With Me
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December 28, 2017 - Papa must've been 75. He always wanted this day to be extra special, with the whole family and her siblings around. The plan was to put up a surprise celebration for him in a resto. The day before he died, me and the husband scouted for possible venues and in fact, … Continue reading Papa’s Birthday
It's been our family tradition to reunite on Christmas Day. Every year, my siblings and their families come over on the 25th of December to celebrate the day all together. This year was different, though, since we lost my father early this month. It felt incomplete not seeing our 'master chef' in the kitchen. Over … Continue reading Christmas 2017
It's not that I can't let you go; not that I've done too many wrong things to you; not that I've been a bad daughter. It's just that I don't want to remember how you look in your coffin. When ai close my eyes, all I want to see are the memories of you alive … Continue reading Papa
I never thought I'd write something like this. I never wrote you a letter. Because I know you'll be here forever. I know this day will arrive but I never expected it to be today. Nobody did. We were all in a state of shock because it happened so quick. Nobody ever thought you'd leave … Continue reading Dear Papa
Gusto ko talaga magsulat e. Gusto ko talaga magkwento. Gusto ko talaga to ilabas kasi ang bigat e. Pero wala! Wala na yung tatay ko. Wala akong masabi. Wala talaga akong maisip. Ni hindi ko din masabi kung ano'ng nararamdaman ko. Ang hirap pala ng ganito. Umaasa akong makikita ko yung mukha niya kung saang … Continue reading Blanko
Since I can't sleep yet, let me share a story: One time we were at the mall, we went to Chatime for my favorite milk tea. We were walking around for like an hour or two already and I was carrying my daughter so I was exhausted that time. The store was full and there … Continue reading Random Act of Kindness
Toddler years are the best time to teach our children the things they need to learn. From ABCs and 123s to the values we want to instill them. But just when we thought that we are the ones teaching them, sometimes they are the one to remind us of the things we should always bear in mind. Here are three things we should always be reminded:
Life goes on!
There was a time when nadapa si toddler, umiyak lang saglit, then sige ulit! Minsan nga, wala pang iyak. Minsan, tumatawa pa. Ganun talaga, bes. Pag nadapa ka, bangon lang ulit. Not because nadapa ka e magpapakalugmok ka na forever. Life goes on. Bangon lang ng bangon. E ganun talaga, part of growing up yun.
Action speaks louder than words.
My daughter would come to me every time I’d say ‘I love you”. She’d lean her head to me as if…
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Let me tell you a story, this will be just short: Last June, we lost a puppy to Parvo. Hiro, a four-month old male shih tzu. He was black as his father. He's bubbly and playful and Jhia loves to play with him at her young age. On June, my daughter went sick that she … Continue reading Hiro Hero