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Remembering this today. It’s Nissa and Obet’s 7th Wedding Anniversary.¬† So thankful that they gave us loving, lovable and smart Nate. In a few days, he will be turning six. Another celebration I look forward to.

Look back on the sweet memories, treasure your gifts of the present and look forward to more years of loving togetherness.

Happy 7th Wedding Anniversary Nissa and Obet. More beautiful, fruitful and blessed journey together.

(Nissa called this event her Purple Day. It’s her favorite color ūüôā


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Went to the mall again yesterday. I  bought some groceries, more ribbons  and  I am finally done with my Christmas shopping.  At last!

The Christmas clock says it’s 43 days¬† and¬† 13 hours to go before Christmas. SM East Ortigas looks so festive and there was even a show for kids at the lobby of the mall. I enjoyed¬† looking around and finding those gifts I¬† would like to give to some friends this Christmas. I love the piped-in Christmas music. I think this is the best time to enjoy the season before¬† the shopping frenzy. Some are stocking up¬† on groceries too. If you would look at those families and people from all walks of life enjoying and eating at the many restaurants there, you would not even think that our economy¬† is going down the drain ( no thanks to the poor management of the present administration). Maybe some of them have already received their Christmas bonuses. Online, there are promos everywhere.

I love the glitters and the wonderful Christmas decorations in each store. I love the Christmas trees full of twinkling lights. I love the new items¬† displayed at their windows to lure shoppers. Window shopping is a nice pastime (sometimes).¬† You don’t have to spend your well-earned money left and right. The best thing is for you to have your shopping or grocery list and stick¬† to it. There are plenty of days more to check what you lack in your pantry before the big day.

Every Sunday morning before they go to mass, Obet and Nissa take Nate on a bike ride for morning exercise.¬† ¬†Those few hours of bonding and enjoyable moments.¬† Look at the world with a child’s eyes – the simplicity of things, enjoying the wind on your face, enjoying the ride. How lovely it is to feel free like a child again.

Morning exercise

Happy Sunday all!


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And here I thought my tab with pre-existing Facebook upload when I bought it was not working right  the past several days although I could still use it for my Moonreader.

Come to think of it, I could not log off from Facebook when I am using my tab. I read somewhere about Facebook issues with Android phones. Finally, it is now working again. I could now upload photos then copy them to my documents.¬† I didn’t bother to check¬† that there was a problem of Facebook with those using Android phones. I¬† receive this message always, Facebook¬† has stopped. I still use my reliable old PC when posting except when uploading¬† photos.

My kids didn’t grow up actually believing in Santa. They’ve known¬†since they were old enough that Mama and Papa bought all those gifts under the tree. It is nice though that the image still brings the magic that kids¬† nowadays always look forward to.

I am not done yet with the decorating. I am just so excited to put up the garlands I bought yesterday. Josef has to secure them with thumb tacks.¬† I am thinking, do I have to put up¬† later the Christmas tree or not? It is hard to place something that Oreo can reach, he will surely play with it. He is fascinated by blinking lights as it is.¬† You can’t hang a tissue in the tissue holder without him playing with it so what I did was to buy a separate tissue holder and place it at the to of the tank where he can’t reach it. One time, I discovered that he played with one of my pencils.

And did I say, it’s 52 more days to go before Christmas? Advent is the next season I really look forward to.

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Gosh, been busy the whole day I didn’t even have time for a siesta. I took advantage of the holiday today, there is no work. Tagged along with Josef and Jovy and did my grocery shopping for next month.¬† I had a grocery list, mostly ingredients of the recipes I want to cook come Christmas. It’s hard to shop when you don’t even know how to drive. We took Oreo to the mall, he was excited.

I also bought some garlands and ribbons. And here I am watching a tutorial on how to make a ribbon bow the easiest way. I chanced upon this lovely Santa figure with his sackful of gifts so I bought one too.¬† Then there is this door hanging decor that says “Please Stop Here”. Can’t resist it….haha!

I guess I could relax now, only a few more gifts, one more trip to the mall and I’m done.

Jovy and I went to¬† the bazaar near our place¬† where they sell all kinds of ingredients¬† and materials for baking.¬† Josef waited in the car with Oreo.¬† There are all kinds of baking chocolates, nuts¬† and everything you need when you want to bake. They discovered it online and¬† I was surprised there was a big branch in our town.¬† When I want to bake cookies and brownies again, I will buy here.¬† It’s Jovy and Josef’s extra earning venture. Now that it is nearing Christmas, there are lots of orders from their office mates.

It’s a long weekend, Nissa’s family and her in-laws all went swimming in Bolinao,¬† Pangasinan, about an hour trip from¬† our place there but about five to six hours by car from Manila.

Today is All  Souls Day. Let us remember our dear departed in our prayers.

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Nate brought along his loot bag of the candies and chocolates he collected during their Halloween¬† Party at Nissa’s office.¬† We had fun sorting them out.

Halloween 2018

He came  dressed as a jet fighter pilot.


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Nissa took these shots during my birthday. They are the only photos we had of it. A joyful occasion  with Nate doing the entertaining.













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Nissa sent me this¬† photo of a lovely painting of two Koi fish. Painting is on her bucket list so she tried it….painting for beginners.¬† I love it when people could express themselves so well, be it in this medium or through writing. It now has a pride of place in their bedroom.

Nate wants to learn too. Nissa has to inquire yet how much they charge for kids.

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