Enhancing Your Kitchen With Under Cabinet Lighting

I may not have my dream house built yet but I wish it will be realized in the near future. My husband and I both agreed that there's no need for us to secure a housing loan for the moment and postpone the supposed house reconstruction in Marikina City. Since it's a flood-prone community, we have to consider a great number of factors. The prospective house should be practically, economically, structurally-sound edifice to endure significant natural disasters.

Although "My Castle in the Air" will still be put on hold and my dream designs for my bedroom, living, dining and kitchen is still in my fantasy world... I'd still love to look for interior design ideas. I am truly inspired in looking for modern and minimalist concepts.

I realized that our kitchen is not only out-dated but unattractive as well because there's no proper lighting that somehow accentuates the working area.


MyeDomains Enhancing Your Kitchen With Under Cabinet Lighting / our kitchen that needs some improvement
Our kitchen that needs some improvement

A Bunch of KIKO's First Times at MICA's 7th Birthday Party

My youngest son, Kiko is turning four next month and he seems to be older than his age. He can be a strict leader in a platoon of kids in the neighborhood or even a lenient ambassador of goodwill who always wants to share his favorite toys. He's naive and jolly... a little naughty but witty.

His social, physical and mental development improve tremendously... that's when he attended pre-nursery classes. He can play alone without my presence and is able to deal independently with little nuisance caused by other kids.

He got a lot of "first times" in his growth timeline and I was there in every step of the way. I may not document everything but I wish to record some significant ones.

And now, behold his first ever experience to attend a 7th birthday celebration of his cousin, Mica last May 18 at Palmdale Heights Condominium activity center in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City.


MyeDomain's  A Bunch of KIKO's First Times at MICA's 7th Birthday Party / His first time to wear a semi-formal attire  with face paint and mohawk hairstyle
His first time to wear a semi-formal attire 
with face paint and mohawk hairstyle

It's Fun Playing in the Rain


Yesterday afternoon,
 I saw an overwhelming joy in his face 
when he finally felt 
the rain dropped over his head. 

MyeDomain's It's Fun Playing in the Rain / Kiko's first time to play in the rain
Kiko's first time to play in the rain

Due to climate change, our weather seems to be more unpredictable. We experience extreme heat nowadays and occasional rain showers at the same time...

The sky may be bright blue in the morning but suddenly it turns cloudy in the afternoon then heavy rain falls.

GREAT time to have fun under the tearful sky...

The first rainfall of May is said to be the start of the the rainy season but the weather is expected to be more sun than clouds for the next few weeks.

The Shadow Chasers

These photographs were captured during my siblings' trip to Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa, in San Juan , La Union, Philippines last April 20, 2013. See how the magnificent beauty of the beach played with the setting of the sun.

Sharing these awesome shots taken by the shadow chasers...


MyeDomain's The Shadow Chasers / reaching out my dreams freely
Reaching out my dreams freely

MyeDomain's The Shadow Chasers / almost circling the sunset
Almost circling the sunset

MyeDomain's The Shadow Chasers / almost circling the sunset
Alone under the yellow sky

MyeDomain's The Shadow Chasers / catching up with my fate... open arms
Catching up with my fate... open arms

Every photograph depicts something about life... how it is being traveled... how it is being put to the test. But memories will somehow live through every image caught by the lens and will linger as long as it is seen by our eyes.


Las Farolas, The FISH World - Part 2

Two days after the anticipated inaugural, we had the chance to see this one of a kind aquatic world. My husband and I along with our three children headed to Las Farolas to experience how it is to be inside the so called labyrinth-like fish museum with mysterious pathways.

Pye paid for our admission fees : 2 adults for  P800.00 and 3 discounted student-rates for P900, a total of P1,700.00 for an exciting tour inside the amusement center that showcases ornamental freshwater fishes bred from captivity to prevent some species from extinction due to natural adversity and indiscriminate human acts.

MyeDomain's Las Farolas, The FISH World - Part 2 / Pye at the payment counter
Pye at the payment counter

As we enter the oceanarium, we were welcomed by friendly usherettes. According to them, we're the second group of visitors who came that morning of April 26.

Is Spanking Our Kids Effective or Abusive?

Let me first define what spanking is:

- A single or a number of slaps in a child's bottom using an open hand as means of punishment for a misbehavior. It may involve the use of any implement like rod or belt instead of a hand.

Spanking is as old as our forefathers
Spanking is as old as our forefathers (photo link)

Were you spanked during your childhood? If you were, are you a better person now? If you are a parent, do you use spanking as a form of punishment to get through to your children?

I am a mother and I would never want to hurt my kids in any way as much as possible but there are occasions that I have to establish authority and implement discipline. My husband and I set some house rules that must be strictly observed. Our children are well aware of those regulations and they know the consequences if ever they misbehave.