Sunday, October 25, 2009
My Little Shaolin's Dress Rehearsal:
My Little Shaolin not in good mood:
Finally...My Little Shaolin sings "United We Stand"
Little Shaolin and the Stage Mom:
The Little Shaolin with Friends:
Live...Love and Be Blessed,
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
My friend Gids,who is an event stylist and a wedding coordinator , called me up last week inviting me to attend the opening of SM Rosales-Bridal Fair which started last June 15, 2009 and will end on June 20, 2009. I love attending bridal fairs to be honest...and I dream to be a lovely June bride someday.:)
But how did the June weddings originated?
History tells us that June Weddings have roots in early Roman times, Pagan traditions and the Elizabethan England… The Roman goddess Juno -- goddess of women’s well being and marriage lends her name to this month.
Pagan traditions of hand-fasting, summer solstice -- the longest day of the year, first harvest -- not only of crops but said to be the ‘harvest of emotions” are all part of the origin of the June wedding. Our current honeymoon, has origins in the Pagan “honey moon” -- the first moon after the summer solstice and named for the honey-flavored mead drunk after the solstice hand-fasting.
Just want to share these pictures I have taken during the SM-Rosales Bridal Fair.
To all june brides and grooms...May God bless you all!
Live... Love and Be Blessed
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Today is an official holiday here in our country.The Philippine Declaration of Independence occurred on June 12, 1898 in the Philippines, where Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo (later to become the Philippines' first Republican President) proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain after the latter was defeated at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
The declaration, however, was not recognized by the United States or Spain, as the Spanish government ceded the Philippines to the United States in the 1898 Treaty of Paris, in consideration for an indemnity for Spanish expenses and assets lost.
While the Philippines first celebrated its Independence Day on June 12, its independence was only recognized on July 4, 1946 by the United States. Henceforth, Independence Day was observed on July 4, but in the name of nationalism, and upon the advice of historians, Republic Act No. 4166 was signed into law by President Diosdado Macapagal in 1964, proclaiming June 12, which up to that time had been observed as Flag Day, as Independence Day.
To all our countrymen who gave their lives for the sake of the country's freedom,my family and i salute you all!I may not know all your names,but the courageous deeds that you did for our country will always remains our hearts and minds as long as we live! Mabuhay!
Live...Love...and Be Blessed
The beauty of a woman
Is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries,
Or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman
Must be seen from her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman
Is not a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman
Is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring she lovingly gives,
The Passion that she shows.
The beauty of a woman with passing years -- only grows and grows.
We revel more in the warmth of relationships that have stood the test of time such as long-time friendships, lifelong partners and loving family. We cherish the sweetness of those new arrivals in our lives such as children and, for some of us, the love of a friend, companion, helper and lover who cared to look beyond what the mirror reflects to know and embrace our souls in the autumn of our lives. True and lasting beauty...and our worth...lies within...and the years can't take that away from us...
BEAUTY TIPS FOR A REAL BEAUTY
1. For attractive lips, seek words of kindness.
2. For lovely eyes, always seek good in other people.
3. For a slim figure,share your food with the hungry.
4. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
5. For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
Live...Love...and Be blessed
Monday, June 8, 2009
Another summer has passed and it is once again time to get back into the hectic daily schedules of Mommy Ary. Yet again, a new school year brings us new and exciting possibilities. Little Tam will be adjusting to early wake-up calls, a new routine, meeting old and new friends, trying out new and exciting programs, and I , as a parent is looking forward to new experiences which I hope will bring out the best in my precious son.
Today was Little Tam’s much anticipated first day in preschool! He is attending at St. Matthew’s Montessori, a private school for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary students. Because of his health condition, I have to wait for him for 3 hours in the school canteen. Although he was a little concerned that he'd miss me when I dropped him off, it didn't take long at all for him to forget I was even in the room with him. When I came back to pick him up, he told me he didn't want to go home!
His favorite things today were playing with green play dough and painting, sliding down the big slide, sitting in circle time and singing songs, and meeting new friends. I taught him to write his name last summer and now he can identify the letters of the alphabet, shapes, colors and can he can now write the letters of the alphabet eligibly. There is much more for him to explore and learn as the school year unfolds!
Just want to share the school’s philosophy with you…and I love reading them:
1. Each child is unique
2. Each child has innate potentials and abilities
3. Each child has his own strengths and weaknesses
4. Each child possesses varied patterns and different paces of growth and development
5. Each child’s development must be nurtured
6. Each child has its own learning style as well as different interests, needs and motivations
7. Providing experiences such as interacting with real life objects will help them construct knowledge
8. Each child must be provided with an environment that will encourage them to learn, grow and be happy
9. Following Progressive Approach will provide each child to be well rounded with experiences with intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual and physical development.
10. Each child can be the BEST in his own ways
To you my son, a life of happiness and wonder awaits you. Relief washes over me knowing that you head into the next chapter of your life grounded, with a strong sense of self worth. I hope you continue to be true to yourself, never fear speaking your mind and keep the ability be open to everyone:)
Live...Love and Be Blessed:)
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I received this email today with the title: The woodpecker may have to go. LOL
Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah's Ark...
One: Don't miss the boat.
Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
Three: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
Four: Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
Five: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
Six: Build your future on high ground.
Seven: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
Nine: When you're stressed, float a while.
Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
Live...Love and Be Blessed :)
Friday, June 5, 2009
Hearty-breakfast--- The first time I made this "disaster"..! I just kept trying and trying again. I love perfection. But the moment your kids, husband, boyfriend see this creation, they will love you and that's the first thing to feel.. then surprise.. ask you how do you do that? ssshhhh.... its our secret... +_+
butter, (grinded) rosemary, salt and pepper (combined)
pre-heat the pan
spread the butter mixture into the bread
put the bread into the pan to toast
put the egg inside the heart (or any shape you want)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
How wonderful it feels to give in and let tears flow when we are overwhelmed with emotions, whether we are happy or sad. Tears come from the soul, from our well of feelings rising from deep down. When we give in to the prickling behind our eyes and the lump in our throat to let teardrops fall from our eyes, we allow our feelings to surface so they can be set free.
Proud parents shed tears of pride in a child’s accomplishments, a baby’s first step, birthdays, and graduations. Long lost friends fall into each other’s arms, tears rolling down their cheeks when they reunite after years of separation. Tears may flow from us when we are witness to a commitment being made at a wedding or even while we are reading a successfull love story here at MP. Tears of relief may spring forth from our eyes when we hear that a loved one has survived an ordeal, and tears may fall when we bow our head in sorrow over a loss or death. Tears born from heartache can flow like they’ll never cease, whether our tears are for a love that is over, a friendship lost, or an opportunity missed. We shed tears because of disappointment in ourselves, tragedy in the world, pain, and illness. Tears of anger can burn with emotion as they fall down our faces. Tears offer us a physical release of our feelings.
Shedding tears can sometimes make us feel better, although it can feel like the tears will never end once the floodgates are open. There is no shame in letting tears flow freely and frequently. Tears are as natural to us as is breathing. There is beauty in allowing yourself to be vulnerable enough to shed tears. Open up, release your tears, and let your feelings flow.
Live...Love and Be Blessed