Remember Everyone Deployed

Days at Sea, Days of Silence

Whenever my husband’s ship makes the round for Kalayaan Islands, the largely disputed islands of the country, the family knows we are in another round of waiting and longing. Over the phone, Constancio announces his schedule for the next few days. His ship is bound for Kalayaan Islands in the West Philippine Sea. Yes, I…

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It’s the Captain’s Birthday!

More than anything, presence of other people you love most complete birthday celebrations. That’s how it is with my family. As long as we’re together, no matter what the activity, a real hug and a shower of kisses make every celebration meaningful. The children and I wondered what to give their dad, having a list…

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Spotify! Your Life

Do you have a music playlist? A real music playlist where all the songs you relate to are actually stored? One of the things I have long wanted to do was to create my personal music playlist with the perfect categories that fit my lifestyle. Alas, I never got around to doing it. It’s one…

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What It’s Like to be a Stepmom

Have you ever thought what it’s like to be a stepmother? As a mom, I love hearing stories, telling stories about my family and children. I like reading about motherhood and raising a family. I like relating to other moms on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to being a mother and wife.…

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Need a Cab? GRAB One!

Sometimes, a cab is all you need to answer your commuter woes. The convenience of taxi services has been proven over time. Just imagine how the streets of Tokyo and New York would live without them. Although my favorite memories of Carrie Bradshaw (of Sex and the City) comprise of her stylish presence hailing a…

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Learning About Mobile Photography

Learning is a big part of my life. I love attending classes. The latest of which I attended was Jelito De Leon’s Mobile Photography Workshop, organized by Martine De Luna. This particular workshop was special to me because it was the first time I was attending a learning session with my daughter. Yes, I wanted…

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She’s Dating a Gangster Movie: A Mom’s Thoughts

I finally brought my daughter to watch, “She’s Dating a Gangster,” a teenage movie that raked in over 200 million pesos the past three weeks. It’s a novel written by Bianca Bernardino, so popular and trendy that it was brought to the big screen. The movie is about Kenji and Athena, teenagers brought together in…