Not only that is he a shape enthusiast but he is also a lover of crayons and colors in any form.  Whenever he sees bright colorful toys or objects, he is so overwhelmingly happy.  He finds them so attractive and appealing.  He loves to color using either crayons, color pencils or water colors.

COLORS, according to expert psychologists help children express themselves and affirm certain emotions.  They are connected with mood.  They appeal more to the senses because of their lively hues and give out positive vibes.  they are interesting and stimulating. explains that:
"Although children may be inclined to prefer bright colors because the rods and cones in their eyes have not fully developed, a preference for bright colors may be a result of evolutionary developments.

Many naturally occurring foods---like tomatoes, apples, oranges, bananas and berries---are bright, bold colors when they are ripe and ready for consumption. By contrast, almost all fruits turn a brown, black or gray color as they pass their readiness for consumption and begin to rot.

In addition, many dangerous animals and insects feature bright colors to scare away potential predators. Hornets, for example, feature bright yellow bands on their legs and torsos, while highly poisonous coral snakes feature several bands of bright colors.

For these reasons, research conducted by Color Matters, a research and education firm specializing in color, concludes that the ability of bright colors to grab a person's attention may be a naturally programmed reaction in both children and adults."

SUPERBOY with his fave shirt
SUPERBOY with his fave shirt
SUPERBOY doing his fave pastime... painting
SUPERBOY doing his fave pastime... painting

And since Kiko truly deserves the BEST possible education, I transferred him to La Immaculada Concepcion School (LICS) where his Ate graduated last March and Kuya, still in his second year high school.  These are his new classmates and two of the teacher aides.

Kiko with his new classmates
Kiko with his new classmates (ASHLYN - the little girl beside him)

He looks very smart with his uniform with the SUPERBOY patch of LICS according to him.  Though he was able to pass the entrance exams for NURSERY level, I preferred to enroll him in PRE-NURSERY (PN) because of the available time of 10am to 12noon... more convenient for both of us than the remaining slot for nursery which is an early 8am class.  He's officially a PN section Maliksi.  It has only a dozen pupils so Kiko and his classmates will be properly guided and attended.

And this is the very first STAR of my SUPERBOY.  He already master the skill in coloring so he got a job well done.  We are so proud of him.  Way to go KIKO!!!

Kiko and some of his classmates' seatwork
Kiko (Francis) and some of his classmates' seatwork
Kiko's first STAR
Kiko's first STAR

Special thanks to imikimi for the CUTE frames

The GREAT Providers

KINGS of our domestic throne.
Dreams reign in their hearts
Aiming to offer GOLD and
never second hand.

HOME is the castle
they unselfishly protect
Nobody can trespass
The gates are locked up
with their fists like steel.

Warriors in the battlefield
Blood, sweat and tears
they hurdled... to serve the
abundance on the table.
The BEST that tomorrow may bring.

All of whom are great providers
of every house standing still.
This SPECIAL day is yours to feast.

Our LOVE be your STRENGTH...
in order not to seek...
HAPPINESS in other place.

to the father of my children!
And my FATHER who
gave me LIFE.

to all
providers of the world!

MyeDomain's Great Providers - Kiko with his Papa Ariel



Where should one 
put the loads in his life? 

If it's right in FRONT, 
it's like a hurdle that 
can make one stumble down. 

If it's right at the BACK, 
it's like a traitor 
that destroys without warning. 

To feel the weight 
of every burden 
is a rewarding sacrifice 
not a cruel punishment. 

The heavier it becomes 
the closer one can get 
through the doors 
of salvation. 

It will only take 
a candle's flame 
to light up the 
darkened phases of life.

Kneel down
with your eyes closed.
will listen to the weeps
of your heart.

CREDITS to listofimages

FIRST DAY in school

When is the best time to send our kids to school? Is it ideal to bring an almost 3 year-old toddler to school yet and make him/her experience how it is to mingle with others... follow the teacher's instructions... and leave them without our presence in the first time?

Most mothers of today opt to bring their kids earlier compared to mothers of decades ago.  The need for this may have a bunch of reasons depending on the parent.  My second son and eldest daughter started school at the age of 4 and 5, respectively.  Now, with my youngest Kiko, me and my husband decided to bring him to school at an early age of 3.  We just want him to be exposed in classroom environment so that by next year, he'll be more ready to attend regular pre-school.

I'm aware of several private playschool and Montessori with high standards and excellent facilities but practicality wise, we prefer to enroll Kiko at Caniogan Learning Center: a semi-private, air-conditioned school near our place where thousands of toddlers and kids graduated already and still going strong for over 40 years with the same teachers handling the classes.  Actually, my eldest studied in this same school as well and she will be in her first year college now.

kiko with his first ever school uniform
Ready for some ACTION???
Mrs. Emilita C. Corteza_KIKO's first teacher
Meet Mrs. Emilita C. Corteza
KIKO _the only one wearing uniform
KIKO, the only one wearing uniform
KIKO_writing on the blackboard
First time to write on the blackboard using the chalk
KIKO, in his first ever classroom chair
KIKO, in his first ever classroom chair
KIKO_inside the classroom
KIKO, now officially a pupil

According to experts at babycentre, on the first day:
  • Allow plenty of time. The chances are, your child won't be prepared for you to just drop him off and leave on the first day, so be prepared to hang around until he's settled. 
  • You'll probably be feeling just as anxious and emotional as they are, but try to stay cheery and confident - children pick up on your feelings of apprehension. 
  • Explain to your child when you'll be back.
  • If your child cries and won't let you leave, ask staff for advice. In most cases they'll ask you to stay for a while with your child in the early days. 
  • When you've said your goodbyes, try not to worry. In most cases your child will be enjoying their exciting new experience. 

Some kids were constantly crying and some were leaving the room to find their mothers waiting outside but Mrs. Corteza was kind enough to leave the door open for a while to pacify them but my KIKO never showed any signs of tantrums except that... I noticed his overwhelming boredom.  I just thought, maybe he's expecting some ACTIONS or ACTIVITIES that may stimulate his inborn intellect.

HE who wears the BEST toothless SMILE

Toothless grin unfolds
Toothless grin unfolds

DIMPLES like you see them
DIMPLES like you see them

Up close and personal
Up close and personal

Did you see what I see?
Did you see what I see?

Everything is OPEN to serve you
Everything is OPEN to serve you

FRANCIS DAN RIEL, our bundle of joy will be turning three this coming June 20.  The day when my worries faded away... My apprehension exited upon seeing his face for the first time.  This was my sentiments when he's still inside my womb:

Let your presence inside mesay
that you're safe and sound.
Is there a little life growing
or a tie of bond
deep within?
This unpleasant sensitivities
leave no aching
Just rest quietly in my tummy
We'll be one in due time.

He completes our HOME... He is the reason for our JOY and endless HAPPINESS.  Now, I realized that my desire to continue a career is behind me now because I am bound to serve a better purpose in life and that is... being the mother of the one who wears the BEST "toothless SMILE".

Smoking During Pregnancy

Addiction to smoking seems a struggle to most women who have been smokers since their teen years and cannot avoid doing the habit even to sacrifice life of their unborn child. I was shocked upon watching an episode in a TV show about women who can hardly quit smoking and even turn their backs on drugs while they are pregnant.


A couple was interviewed and they actually admitted that they both cigarette dependents and their struggle against the addiction should bring them to a unified decision to stop and put an end to their bad vice. The husband honestly told that he would leave 2-3 sticks of cigarette for her wife without knowing that her wife sneaks for at least a pack a day. She said while she puffs a cigarette, she can actually feel that the baby moves trying to tell her mother that she's hurting him.

Smoking during pregnancy can put the mother and the unborn baby at risk. The complications associated by smoking are;
  • Lower the amount of oxygen the baby gets
  • Increase the baby's heart rate
  • Increase the chances of miscarriage and stillbirth
  • Increase the chances of pre-mature birth and/or low birth weight
  • Raise the baby's risk of developing lung problems
  • It may cause damage on baby's genes
  • Increased risk of ectopic pregnancy
  • It can cause severe vaginal bleeding
How can a mother take these risks when she can do something to prevent these from happening? The addiction is painful to fight back but what is more hurtful than facing the damaging realities it can cause to an innocent life who is defenseless.



Malulicious (my beloved sis)
Awesomedanlourd (my beloved bro)
Mye (yours truly)

Bottomless... down-reaching
sinking in the abyss
swallowed by time and space.
the name is_awesomedanlourd
Peek a boo... 

Controlling... domineering silence
solitude underneath a shadow
conquered fervently.
my skin_ exposed under blaze
My skin... exposed under blaze

Defining... daring determination
this tranquil spot hanging loose
rescued by self containment.
calming my tiresome back
Rock my hammock...

Carefree... feeling the roughness
concealed and gently tickled
the current is humbly manipulating.
Bringing sexy back...
Bringing sexy back...