When you look up and see the bright blue sky... what do you feel? How can its radiance affect your mood or emotion? Can it lighten up your heavy heart or deepen a wound that is pained by life's misfortunes?
By just gazing upon its beauty with different cloud formations and shapes... we can build a promising future. Our imagination will take us somewhere beneath the vast view of this nature's wonder.
Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are now available in the market so women who experience delayed periods may take a test in the comforts of their homes. But how effective are these products? Positive result may bring overwhelming joy to the couple yet it's not 100% guaranteed that a baby is in the making. The expectant mother should still visit her OB-GYNE to determine that there's an embryo inside the womb.
My sister-in-law often sends me inspiring and motivational messages and this particular quote is truly uplifting.
Nobody has a perfect life... Nobody has everything the world can offer... Nobody can claim that he has nothing but only this much. Sometimes, we tend to seek more than we have in our hands. We aspire more than what we deserve, It's natural to dream big and reach for the highest peak of success but life may give us otherwise.
Suddenly... I found myself helpless and hopeless. There's an unexpected circumstance that caused me so much stress. I thought, it's just a joke but what a tearful joke! I asked my brother's help and told me not to panic yet I couldn't help but worry. Who would not... if something I have created just disappeared before my eyes?
The story is about two bisexual lovers who found themselves trapped in a situation when only HOPE, UNDERSTANDING and TRUE LOVE will conquer their FEAR of losing and living a future with the illness that caused their relationship to an untimely end.
We were all in tears while the story unfolded. The musical scoring made it more dramatic and deeper. IKAW AT AKO by Johnoy Danao.
It's my sister's birthday today and I want to share this poem to her because I know how much she misses her husband who works in a cruise ship. Every year, they have to be away from each other. Every year, special occasions like birthdays are missed so, whenever he's home... they find quality time together... they take advantage of his short vacation... For years now, being apart is longer than being together.
|Charlie and Mahlen with Clarence at HK Disneyland|
|Kiko's first ever drawing without any help from anybody|
When kids learn to scribble or doodle, they start to show signs of intellectual capacities and through making marks on paper, they somehow recognize reality. Their imagination and creativity may manifest in their drawings and this stage in their development will give them freedom to express their inner self. How they feel about something and how they interact with the people around them are critical factors that may influence their normal growth as they age.
|Clarence with his Papa Charlie (top-left) and Mama Mahlen (top-right)|
|Aya when she was barely a month old|
I was put in general anesthesia and after few hours I woke up lying on that hospital bed with my husband at my side. We lost our first "gem" and it was such a heartbreaking event in our marriage. But I know that everything happens for a reason. Our desire to have another child would come in due time.
The doctor advised me to take full rest after that medical procedure to avoid possible complications. But after a month of recuperation, I had that same pain again. I went to see my OB-GYNE and surprisingly, the result of my laboratory test showed a "positive" result. "Oh my God!" I broke down with tears in my eyes.
|Image from the web|
|Kiko is still bottle feeding at age 3|
I don't really remember when exactly did my two other kids stop bottle feeding. I just knew that when they started to attend school, they no longer care to ask. But my toddler who is now 3 years and 4 months old can hardly live a day without drinking his milk in the bottle and still ask for about 2 to 3 during bedtime.
|my niece dave and our beloved shih tzu maki|
This is one big question that pet owners should be aware of.
We can hug them, why not? It's our way of showing our unconditional love for these precious canines. By cuddling our pets, they feel secure and protected and there's nothing wrong in doing so. They are still man's BFF (best friend forever). We can also play with them for as long as we are cautious about their moods. They may also feel stressed sometimes. But, one thing we should not practice is to kiss them directly in the mouth. Even a quick smooch can be an unexpected transmission of some sort of infections from the dog's saliva. Even if the dog or any pet for that matter is always clean, well-groomed and healthy. Dogs are fond of licking their bottoms and this will mean fecal matter may stay on their mouth.
As time goes by... LOVE should stay awake and never fall asleep.
|GOD created the sea to quench our thirst for LIFE existing under its deepness and above its surface... offering the refreshing wonders of its coastal expanse.|
|The color of water is a reflection of the blue sky. When the clouds turn dark... the sea will just wait for the rain to pour its precious drops.|
|My sister's leg rashes|
Since the first laboratory result dated Sept 26 indicates a lower platelet count, she was not confined in the hospital. The doctor said that she may stay at home and re-hydrate or keep up oral liquid intake. Although her NS1 was positive, the two variables below still showed negative results so there's nothing to be alarmed about. But then, she took another test the following day to monitor her platelet count. Fortunately, it raised from 182 to 186. Good enough but still required more re-hydration. The physiological range for platelets is (150–400)×109per liter. Around 1011 platelets are produced each day by an average healthy adult.
K-Zone is the biggest and most popular kids' magazine in the Philippines published by Summit Media. It caters to kids and young adults ages 8 to 16. They are called the K-Zoners who love bright, colorful and entertaining reads.
KZ as it's commonly abbreviated, was first released in October 2002. It has Australian, New Zealand and Malaysian versions but the content of Philippine Edition is almost the same though it's more on gaming, anime, international and local celebrities.
Almost every page is loaded with kids' stuff like newest cartoons, movies, latest gadgets, crafts, video games, wrestling, puzzles, comics, jokes and a lot of exciting but friendly and knowledgeable articles. K-Zoners love it because it kills their boredom, it makes them laugh and stimulates their sense of being young and free.
It is where every aspect of learning is strengthened like commerce, arts, entertainment, fashion, education, finance, media, professional services, tourism and transport that make it the leading global city and financial center alongside New York City.
Being the most visited place in the world, it has the largest airport system.
The home of the English Sovereigns, the Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the Queen of England and principal workplace of the British monarch.
Aside from the many attractions of the city, take a glimpse of these photographs captured by my sister, MALU.
|GREEN on the way|
|CIRCLES over the top|
|FLICKER of white light|
This source says:
Anyone... who doesn't know about the latest craze in dancing? Who doesn't know PSY and his most popular horse-riding dance? Join the whole music industry and get high on doing the... GANGNAM Style.
|COURTESY of Google images|
You just can't imagine how this song and video took the industry in awe. It's a worldwide hit! According to this article dated 7 September 2012 by Braden Goyette of Daily News America
YES!! The Dougie is now out and the Horsey is in... The beat of the Gangnam dance is so catchy that even the viewing public made some videos showcasing the style in their own version.
The serye promotes good family values. Both families: Sir Chief's and Maya's... face daily challenges in life but they never lose that bond that makes them even closer to each other... their LOVE, RESPECT and APPRECIATION for blessings big or small. Such inspiring story that any Filipino can relate to. The characters can be one of us.
Just like any other family, mine have survived the ups and downs in life. We continue the struggle... Together we can surpass any hurdle, Together we can fight the odds.
|At Great Image|
|Taken two years back. It was our Christmas Party 2010 and our family got the blue color theme so here we are...|
the BLUE BABIES
Through rain or shine... we share
Let me define these two important and controversial issues today based on WHO and WebMD and I quote:
"Birth control is any method used to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods of birth control including condoms, IUDs, birth control pills, the rhythm method, surgical sterilization, and tubal ligation."
I want to share with you my own experience concerning my health and using birth control or contraceptives. My husband and I used the rhythm and withdrawal method of contraception. After the birth of our second child, I used to try pills but they had unpleasant effects on my system so I immediately stopped.
For almost 10 years, we carried on this type of natural way but, unexpectedly this thing happened:
My blog entry dated Oct 30 2008...
I am waiting for my monthly period to come but unfortunately, it did not. Where did I go wrong? Maybe, I gave in so early but I have counted it right. It's my safe day. I had my first flow last September 23 so, my infertile period would be October 12 to probably 19 until my next period comes.
HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. I already have our third baby in my belly.