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Yes, it’s a bad bed weather. Typhoon Karding has reached the category of typhoon signal number 5. We are alarmed by the speed of winds it is taking and the sudden change of track targetting Luzon and Metro Manila. So far, we are having moderate rainfall now here in our area. I don’t know about the next eighteen hours. I am monitoring our weather bureau. I told Jovy and Josef not to go out anymore, it might gain strength this evening. I am hoping and praying there won’t be flashfloods.

Yesterday, Nissa’s fam came over for a visit. We saw each other the last time four months ago when we lost my younger brother Alden. My goodness, Nate is definitely growing tall for his age of nine years. Nissa says he is 4’11 now, the tallest in his class. Change of weather, he suddenly doesn’t like his pictures taken but in the end, he posed for me at the garden. I took some shots though.

Our bunso is not so fond of the camera but he gamely joined me and Nissa for a pose. My two kids, Josef and Nissa.
Nissa and I
A stolen shot of Nate while he was busy playing with his tab.

He loves the Fudgee Barr I gave him earlier.

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I thought I posted the solo photo of Nate here before his First Communion last Friday. I already updated my other blog just for him and posted some pictures that Nissa took of the event. For a nine-year old, he is getting so tall. Obet and Nate’s grandpa and his uncles are all tall. Good thing he got the genes….😘😉🙂

He was the reader of the mass.

Time flies!

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This Pandemic…


It is really sad that after more than two years of this Covid, lockdowns and people especially kids who were not allowed to go out, has a negative effect afterall. And it showed even if you were not affected by Covid.

Nissa and Obet brought Nate to the eye doctor for check-up over the weekend. His eye grade reached 300 both eyes. Being indoors has an effect according to the doctor. His eyes haven’t been trained for more than two years to far places/sites. The eyeballs have elongated so he is now nearsighted. You can count the number of times in your finger when they allowed him to go out.

Now wearing eyeglasses at the age of nine.

If I may say, Covid has changed my sense of hearing. I could not fully understand videos, songs, group discussions etc. It is slowly coming back now although I’m still finding it hard to listen in enclosed places. It’s just so noisy.

I wonder when this Covid would finally be eradicated. We still wear masks in going out. Lately, the Department of Health has reported around 3,000 people affected in the whole country.

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Nate said he was bored after our stay at the garden. I told him I’ll read the story of Owen and Mzee, a baby hippo and a 130-year old turtle. It ‘s a true story compiled in a book with lots of photos. He likes it because he has the same name as the baby hippo. He was christened Nathaniel Owen. It’s one of the Christmas gifts I gave him.

When we were done reading, I gave my notebook and a ballpen and he started drawing. I rather like the dotted greeting of Merry Christmas. Boy, he can draw, I took a photo…of course.

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A Paper Laptop?


I was impressed with this one, a video of Nate making a paper laptop. They have lots of projects in school including this one. You can open it in your video player. I am using a Samsung internet. Just one click to see it.

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Quite busy. I haven’t written a blog for a week now…I have lots to share.

Obet and Nate fondly call each other Bro. I always smile every time I hear them say Bro to each other. For so many years now, I have forgotten how it is to have a kid at home. It makes me remember those days with Nissa and Josef when they were growing up – the stories about school, what they did for the day, the daily notes/letters posted at our bedroom door when I got home from work.

Reliving those priceless moments now – with Nate. This morning, he made a three-slice sandwich with our malunggay loaf bread putting luncheon meat, fried egg and Cheez Whiz on each layer. With a glass of milk, he said it was a yummy breakfast.

Two days ago, I cooked kangkong in Oyster sauce, Nate liked it preferring it over the beef tapa we had for dinner. The simple joys of a child and the enormous happiness of
Nonna with Nate around🥰❤🏃‍♂️

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Yesterday,Nate was having a lesson in Music online. Obet was besides him. The latter noticed that Nate’s eyes were red but when it was his turn to sing, he composed himself and smiled at his teacher. Sa Ugoy ng Duyan is a story of a child reminiscing her/his days with her/his mom. It simply means “at the swing of the hammock”. When the song was about to end, Nate’s voice cracked.

He excused himself and told the teacher that he was going to the comfort room, but he went to their room instead and locked the door. A few minutes later, Obet knocked and he saw several tissues besides Nate.

“I poked my eyes Daddy”, he said. Obet knew he was crying. He didn’t say a word and gathered Nate in his arms.

While Nissa was relating the story, I found myself teary-eyed. Nate misses his mommy.

Obet told Nissa that at his age, Nate is strong just like her. I wish I were there with Nate so I could embrace him.

And if I may say, for the first time yesterday, he didn’t request for a video chat with me. He just told me, “Mom is sick”.

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Nate 12-24-20

Yes, we haven’t seen each other for ten months except through Messenger video chats until today. Another milestone in our lives seeing each other again.

No kisses except tights hugs and “I love you Nate” and “I love you Nonna” in between. He has grown so tall for an eight-year old.

Through the short time that they were here, we had lunch together  and Nate enjoyed playing with my revolving computer chair and he said that he liked it.  Nissa didn’t buy him one at home because she knew he would play  with it.

I gave him a set of pajama and Word Factory. I told him to enjoy playing with her mom and dad. It is a good educational game from seven to adult.

Nissa  and I took lots of pictures of course (for prosperity and remembrance).  We will choose which one to upload later.

I guess I won’t need to cook later for Noche Buena, we still have untouched food inside the ref and I ordered two roasted chicken for later.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL.

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Nate And I


Nate and I had a nice video chat a while ago. He showed me their Christmas decor focusing on the Christmas tree.

“I didn’t put up ours” I said and he asked why.

“Can you tag along when your mom and dad come over?”

“They won’t let me go out”, he answered. I told him there’s the car.

“I have some gifts for you”, I said.

“Thank you Nonna, I would not miss that. I’ll ask Mom”

.It is always nice talking to Nate even just through video chat. I miss the little guy. Oh but he is growing taller everyday and a little chubby too 🙂

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Nate At 8


Can’t believe it, Nate is eight years old now. And yes, time really flies. I made an album today from his birth (first photo) and every year of celebration until his seventh birthday.

Nissa wrote this on her timeline:

“To my darling baby Nate..Oh my… just the thought that you are already 8 brings tears to my eyes. Watching you grow and blossom to the young man that you are now is truly a blessing. I love our late night conversations about everything under the sun- making choices, your dreams, happy memories, and even death. I love how you still depend on Mom’s back rubs to be able to sleep and yet be so independent in other things.

Every time I see you, I am reminded of how blessed I am that God gave you to me.I love you so much, my best buddy! I hope you enjoy your special day because you truly deserve it.Daddy and I love you so,so, so much and we will always have your back!

Love you 3000,Mom

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