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When you’ve got nowhere to go – walk

Having a place to go is a home

Having someone to love is family

Having both is a true blessing.

– richard paul evans

That group shot is a bit grainy. We asked Nate's yaya to take our family photo. Christmas Eve 2014

That group shot is a bit grainy. We asked Nate’s yaya to take our family photo. Christmas Eve 2014


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Chilling with daddy...

Chilling with daddy…

Short of  20 days to being a toddler of two. He said, “daddy, milk”.

Daddy said, “May I have my milk daddy?”

As he can’t yet speak a whole sentence, he smiled and got his wish.

Look at how happy he is.

Mommy was ready with her  cam.

Precious moment, forever freezed in a photograph.

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I am reposting some parts of my blog  here for my grandson Nate when he was barely  a month old. I took some shots of him after a three-week hospital stay.

Just as we communicate through handshakes and handholding, babies need loving touches. I can’t resist taking this shot while Nate was holding my hand yesterday. The tender grip of an innocent child – the loving contact of hands that simply say, I love you baby. They say that touch is our first language and babies need to be touched lovingly because they are comforted by it. Just as we long for those hugs and kisses from our loved ones, they also feel secure when you are holding them in your arms.


I took this shot along with several ones the last time we visited Nate and when I saw it on my camera, I was simply thrilled. It set me thinking, these are Nate’s chubby fingers which one day would reach out and hold our hands too. Then that would be a beginning of another journey for us, speaking a language that  only an innocent child could do.  Though I am nearing  that age which others call “senior years” I still look forward to the time that Nate would enjoy a walk with me  and point out the beauty of the world through  his eyes.  When I turn sixty, I’ll be counting the days when he turns four, that would be a perfect age to show him around and probably teach him photography too. By then, we probably have covered a lot of fairy tale stories and accumulated a lot of children’s books in our hands to tide him over through his young life. Nissa has already started to read to him and he loves those times that he can listen to  her voice, all attentive and smiling.


Happy Grandparents’ Day! Aren’t you glad to be one?

grandparents day

(Note: the third picture is not mine, it was just culled from the net.)

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Sometimes I feel so lazy preparing dinner since there are only the three of us. When hubby is not around, I don’t think much of what to cook. It’s “anything goes” for my son and Mom. As long as it is appetizing and it tastes good, there is really nothing to worry about. There are still lots of fruits and veggies inside the ref so I thought of just making veggie salad for dinner. They are left-over from our Media Noche.

Topped with a deboned chicken breast which I made into chicken nuggets and some rolls of lumpiang Shanghai stored in the freezer, it made preparing dinner quite an easy task.  Now for the dressing, my son loves tartar sauce but it does not go well with what I had in mind so I made an Asian ginger dressing and  he said it is as good as the sauce he loves.

The ginger added a kick to an otherwise ordinary salad dressing.  Mom loves it. I reduced the amount of ingredients so I won’t have to keep it long in the ref. It’s good enough for at least ten servings.  You will need the following for the Asian ginger dressing:

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar ( I used sugar cane vinegar as substitute)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Mix them all together, arrange the veggies and fruits on a plate, top them with the chicken nuggets and voila, you have a tasty and sumptuous dinner.

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