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    I’m Officially Overweight, Now What ?

    Okay, I did not expect this to happen. In my 30++ years of existence, I’ve never thought I would reach this unusual milestone in my life. I am now technically overweight!   Well, I’m one point three kilos heavier than the normal weight. You may think that I am over reacting, but when you reach past 30 years old, every abnormality you experience in your body should be a cause for concern.   Numbers Don’t Lie   My weight registered 59 kilos during our last annual physical exam in April this year. My body mass index (BMI) was still in the “healthy” and “normal” zone. Yes, I’ve gained again, but…

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    Something I’ve Pondered Post Father’s Day

    I have vague memories of what was it like to celebrate Father’s Day. My parents separated many years ago, and we have not seen him ever since.   Surprisingly, I don’t hold any grudges at him. We siblings did not make it a big issue or felt very affected by what had happened. It was unusually neutral. He did not make any effort to see us or make his presence felt, probably because he knows my mother would wage a war out of it. We moved on with our life, also with no effort on wondering where in the world he might be.   Growing Up Without a Father Figure…

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    Setting My (Mid-Year) Goals

    Goals may also mean aims, targets, objectives or plans. We set goals at work and also in our personal life. Normally, goals are being set at the beginning of the year or before a project could start. But, for me, goals can be made anytime of the day as long as you’d put your mind into it and resolve to do it until the end.   Sometimes, we can be guilty of setting plans and goals but usually don’t get to the finish them. We get inspired and excited at first, but sometimes, when old (and bad) habits kick in, we don’t really get to achieve the goals we had…

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    What I Can Say About Motherhood

    Happy Mother’s Day to all mommies out there! Although this is a belated post, it’s still not too late to show appreciation and honor to all mothers in the world. Let’s embrace the greatness of motherhood!   Olivia is still too young to understand this special day, so I’m just happy and contented with her usual hugs and kisses for now.   What’s Motherhood ?   Motherhood is like love that’s really hard to define. It’s as if your heart has grown 1000 times bigger.   It has been two years since I’ve become a mother. When I found out I was having a girl, I was actually scared. It…

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    Random Thoughts on a Past Documentary

    I was browsing on my past drafted articles. I stumbled upon one. It was so weird reading it now. I wonder what thoughts were running through my head back then. I would like to share it again. This was written six years ago… “Bente Dos “ We watched a documentary on GMA News TV entitled “Bente Dos” (22). It was about a family with a brood of 22. Just when you thought 6 or 10 children is already considered a lot, well, think again! I was surprised that the mother can give birth every year, or within even less than a year. She got married at the tender age of…

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    the greatest entertainer ever lived

    after michael jackson’s death, tributes flooded the small screen left and right. there were reminiscence of his life starting as a young lead group singer to being a pop super star. until, the scandals and ugly publicity put him into a bad light; his shining star gradually faded… it all seemed surreal that after all these years, despite of his laying low from the limelight, his old videos and features still make him larger than life. michael jackson did walk this earth and shared his humanity through his music. i am not a die-hard fan of this man, but, his music was a part of my youth. i would remember…

  • Musings

    i miss school. i am creating this “survey” of sort: favorite hang out in school elementary – classroom high school – library college – colayco park and library favorite part of the day in school elementary – recess high school – dismissal, wherein i could loiter in school and stay until 7pm college – if the profs are absent for the last two periods favorite school supply elementary – my automatic pencil case high school – binder holding my articles for the school paper (feeling organized) college – my blue back pack favorite physical education activity elementary – play all you can high school – aerobics dancing college – basketball…

  • Musings

    i finally get to realize that true love is not being able to describe why you love that certain person.i think it’s not a damning thing if you are asked by someone why you love your significant other,and came up with no answer. because when you ask yourself, you really don’t know the answer.i think it’s rhetorical because it’s an overall summation of everything you feel about someone.it comes to a point when you start to set aside petty things, like his face, his personality, his personal outlooks in life etc. Because, it is already a given that you are done with the infatuation stage. to support this notion, why…

  • Musings

    i was able to make my very first blueberry cheesecake! i was pleased and disappointed with this. pleased, because i was able to make one and it turned out delicious. disappointed because it had a poor consistency that it sort of wilted or become distorted after beingremoved from the springform pan… ‘sigh’ anyway, i found out that i shouldn’t be overzealous in mixing the cream cheese filling. it is still best to mixit by hand so as not to over mix. well, it is not always perfect the first time. i would still make another months from now. maybe, bythen, it would be ready to be good birthday gift or…

  • Musings

    i was able to watch a news coverage about a grandma being able graduate at elementary level.as i watched her story, i felt this genuine pride for her. i can feel myself smiling, and felt veryhappy for her. when i read her feature story on the paper the following day, i felt alump in my throat. it was a vague endearing feeling. she was at first almost forbidden by her own family to attend school , because of fear ofembarrassment and unwanted jeering that she might get from other people, since she was literally the oldest in her class. but, because of her tenacity and willingness to learn, she still…

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