Category Archives: Family

My Christmas Eve

It’s not even 10pm but I feel exhausted as if I had stayed up the whole night.  I have put away most of the Christmas fare we had for dinner, (early noche buena) but I’m too tired to start putting … Continue reading

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Getting the Noche Buena going

The leche flan is done, the bolognese is simmering on the stove.  It’s an almost tomato-less recipe except for the two tablespoons of tomato paste, and no garlic.  It does use a cup and a half of whole milk and … Continue reading

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We grieve

..for the lives cut short. .. for those who were left behind to suffer the loss now and to their last breath. .. for a town scarred forever by this heartbreak. ..for those parents like us but who were not … Continue reading

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Sunday schedule

I am going to try to get some “sorting” done amongst my craft supplies and my postcards, hopefully, so I am vowing to write here for no longer than an hour this morning.  (Tick, tock, tick, tock..)  I would like … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Dad

My father passed away two years ago, a week after his birthday, which is today.  I miss him dearly, and I often think of him.  Many people who knew him used to tell me when I was younger that I … Continue reading

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Art Journal Every Day: I miss you, Papa…

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.” If you want to see more of my Art Journal, please click here, or you can always choose … Continue reading

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Here and there

I am still struggling to come up with a Father’s Day post in large part because I wanted to write about my Dad.  Maybe in a day or two.  Although I have said that I now think about Papa with … Continue reading

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When the unexpected happens

There are three sets of parents grieving the loss of their young sons over the weekend in Manila.  These people are not personally known to me but I had come to know of them through the social networks.  Four young … Continue reading

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Dear Mama, Happy Mother’s Day!

I had my Mother’s Day conversation with my mom last Friday.  I’m just finishing my Mother’s Day weekend with my boy here.  It has been meaningful because of him.  Eight Mother’s Day have passed where I was finally one of … Continue reading

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Dear Angelo

Dearest Angelo, Thank you for all the joy, the love, and for having come into my life eight years ago.  Mama loves you dearly and will love you forever, even when Mama has gone to heaven.  Like I’ve started telling … Continue reading

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