Showing posts from June, 2013

The Day My Own LIFE Begins

"Two in a row, I toiled in vain. Yet not a thorn to start again. I'll search, I'll quest, I'll even cast... So long the time allows this dream to last."   These last four lines are excerpts from my poem written in  1987. I thought I would never found someone who will embrace my past, present and future, until... THE FIRST GLANCE Just like any other boring day of the week, I still found myself sitting on that chair inside that seemingly boring office as well. Someone knocked at the door and before I got there to open it, a guy in a blue shirt entered only to ask me,  "Nandyan ba si Amy?"  (Is Amy around?) That was a brief glance. The very first time I laid eyes on him. It was  14 February 1994 , more than nineteen years back. THE COURTSHIP That short meeting was followed by few more acquaintances and several talks on the phone. His voice struck me. Actually, that’s one trait I like most about him. He always had a way to surprise me. He often p

Francis Dan Riel, Also-Known-As KIKO

More than four years ago I've never thought that another baby would be brought to the world... Like most expectant mothers, I already prepared a name for my upcoming baby.  One name for a boy: Francis Dan Riel , derived from Francis co - name of my father-in-law Dan ilo - name of my father A riel - my husband's name two selections for a girl: Karla Ariesa and Lourina Therese , originated from Arie l and There sa - my husband's name and mine Lour des and Mar ina - my mother's name and name of my mother-in-law Since, we have already a daughter and a son, the baby's gender was no longer an issue to us. But my OB-Gyne recommended a pelvic ultrasound during my fifth moth of pregnancy. The fact that I was having pre-term labor, she would like to know the fetal size, check on the placenta and amniotic fluid . She wanted to determine what caused my abdomen to harden frequently. THE ULTRASOUND REPORT: Within a gravid uteru

They Go GAGA over Candy Crush Saga

My daughter just started to play Candy Crush Saga Beating the record of any video games in smartphones and Facebook is's Candy Crush Saga ... the most played by almost 10M people everyday , most popular game overtaking Zynga's Farmville 2 and Texas HoldEm Poker  with more than 10M downloads, over 30M likes on its application page and most successful game application listed in the top 5 grossing iPhone and iPad apps. It presently holds a record of 55M times played a day across Android and iOS. The game was released 14 November 2012 and for a span of only 18 months, has become the second largest game developer in Facebook platform.