Showing posts from September, 2012

FRANCIS and his tracing skills

Kiko is now 3 years, 3 months and 1 week old today. He can now easily trace his first name FRANCIS and his hand can draw straight vertical lines as legibly as he can.

This source says:

"All children start writing by scribbling, an activity most toddlers enjoy. To do it, they must use coordination to hold the crayon, keep the paper still, and apply enough pressure to make a mark on the paper.
As time goes on, with lots of practice, they'll start to realize that not only can they make marks to create a pattern, but by repeating the same movements, they can make the pattern again.
Eventually, with practice and formal schooling, kids learn what are called the conventions of print like writing from left to right, the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters, how to put spaces between words, and how to use correct spelling in most instances."

He can trace shapes  like circle, triangle, square and  rectangle.
Maybe next time he can write his name in full

Close Encounter With The Third Kind

Why do some people prefer something different? We all have choices to make. We are born with own distinct identities and as we develop into an adult capable of knowing and reasoning, we are exposed to an environment with extremely wide variety of values, social norms, rules of conduct, customs and practices. As human beings, we have the desire to understand every aspect of the world we live in. Our natural curiosity of the many things around us will lead us to defining our own self and bring us to a journey of limitless exploration.

Who are we? What are we? These questions now lie beneath the realm of self individuality.
The discussion of gender preferences are predominantly articulated for centuries by philosophers, religious leaders and writers. From ancient times to today, there is a countless and diversity of opinions regarding the theories of engaging to same gender relationships. Understanding the world that is far different from the ordinary demands openness of mind and full a…

Meet my DAD

Some TRIVIA about this man I called Daddy He's birthday falls on the twenty-fifth.
As early as eighteen... he had to elope Just because he kissed my Mom on the cheek.
He never finished studies in Mapua Never had a college degree.
Had to work for a living... and tried overseas His father never favored his fate.
But being the pillar of the home He worked hard to prove his worth.
Four of us had finished what he did not. Mother stood beside him no matter what.
More than four decades of togetherness Not a perfect union like just other couples..
Through the years we fell and trembled But stood up and strengthened the bond more.
Now a senior man with a few grey hair He may not be the best but always the better.
He may not be outstanding in every aspect of life But, he still is the man who loves us like no other can.


PSY and His Oppa Gangnam Style

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.

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

"At last night's VMAs, millions of American viewers were introduced to Psy, the South Korean rapper whose video, 'Gangnam Style,' took YouTube by storm last month.
The video climbed to 100 million views in 51 days — faster than Justin Bieber's "Baby" and Rebecca Black's "Friday," according to the Daily Dot — and elicited a deluge of response videos.
It's garnered over 117 million views since it was posted on July 15, and Psy, a.k.a. Park Jae Sung, became the first Korean artist to be invited to the VMAs since Rain performed in 2005, accordin…

Be Careful with My Heart

Kung uso dati si PAPA CHEN at ang SOFIA Magic... Ngayon, SER CHIEF at YAYA MAYA na.
Premiered last 9 July 2012, Be Careful with My Heart is now a top-rating ABS-CBN daytime drama which is airing every 10:30am. Not only it dominates the morning shows but it's the very first TV drama to be filmed and broadcasted in HD or high definition.  It's like watching a real movie.

SYNOPSIS This is a story about a simple girl MAYA DELA ROSA (JodiSta. Maria) who journeys to the big city to follow her dreams to become a flight stewardess to help her family.She would allow no one to stop her, not even the handsome, wealthy widower RICHARD LIM (Richard Yap), who threatens to ruin her dreams.

Ironically, Richard is her last hope in reaching her dreams because of his influence in the Airline Industry and he will only help Maya if she agrees to become his children’s temporary nanny.
Maya succumbs to the condition.But upon entering the Lim Mansion, she finds herself involved in the private lives o…

My Family, My LIFE

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.

Taken sometime in August of 2005, a truly memorable photograph of a family that is bonded by love, respect and dignity. We may not have the luxuries of life but we always possess the blessing of having each other through good or bad times... in moments of sadness or joyful success... in weakness or strength... through heartaches and blissful unions... We treasure every moment like this:

Closely knit... that's what we are "KAPIT-BISIG" whatever whenever wherever
Always hold each other so tightly no matter what no matter when no matter where
Through rain or shine... we share any thing any time any place
When one of us is in pain,  everybody feels for the hurting...  When one of us tastes victory,  everybody jumps for triumph...  When one of us is in need,  everybody has a helping hand…

Reproductive Health and Birth Control

Let me define these two important and controversial issues today based on WHO and WebMD and I quote:

"Within the framework of WHO's definition of health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, reproductive health addresses the reproductive processes, functions and system at all stages of life. Reproductive health, therefore, implies that people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so.
Implicit in this are the right of men and women to be informed of and to have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of fertility regulation of their choice, and the right of access to appropriate health care services that will enable women to go safely through pregnancy and childbirth and provide couples with the best chance of having a healthy infant.&quo…


PHILIPPINES still the undisputed text capital of the world to date...

A remarkable 1.39 billion text messages from 50 million subscribers and still counting.

Filipino mobile phone users carry their cellphones 24/7 Sending and receiving SMS, MMS,  and more have now become a culture.

With the recent US study a Filipino mobile user sends an average of 600 text messages a month or 43% more than their counterparts in the United States.

Because of this statistics... also known as the JOLLIEST people on Earth enjoying unlimited services offered in retail even to the slummiest areas.
Load your UNLI txt and call at your nearest sari-sari store.  NOW NA !!!

Only in the Philippines

JUMP shot

Yours truly is not a PRO when it comes to taking pictures but I'm trying hard to be one. Hahaha!  :) Using a digital camera makes it even more difficult. I had to focus and TIMING is of the essence.  Hey guys!  Can you give me some of your photography secrets.  Now, I wish to have a DSLR camera.  Actually, I have no idea about this until I sought the services of google.

According to WIKIPEDIA:
"Digital single-lens reflex cameras (also named digital SLR or DSLR) are digital cameras combining the parts of a single-lens reflex camera (SLR) and a digital camera back, replacing the photographic film. Features like live preview, HD video recording with contrast detection autofocus or ergonomic integration like dedicated film speed (ISO) buttons took further advantage of the digital image sensor. Although the term DSLR often refers to cameras that resemble 35 mm format cameras, some medium format cameras are also DSLRs.
Currently DSLRs are widely used by consumers and professional …

The Wonders of the Sea : UP CLOSE

This isn't under the sea nor under the vast ocean deep A huge tank that resembles their natural habitat. They seem to enjoy it
They seem to be happy
Maybe, they have
another mission
A purpose that should be achieved.
To offer their beauty
within reach
To share their uniqueness
and be appreciated
To leave the human eyes
in bewilderment and awe
These creatures in the abyss
swim, glide, crawl, flap, twirl
spin, wobble and sway.
Gazing upon this glass full of
water and seaweeds from the deep
Keeping their stay in the man-made haven
for rational being to take a
glimpse up close.