I've written about it before, having children did not stop me from wanting to travel. The time I told my husband I'm going to visit my parents in the Philippines (we were living in Japan that time) bringing a barely year old baby, he thought I was crazy and was only asking for unnecessary extra … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why I Love Traveling with my daughter
December 23 will always be special to me because just before sunrise on that day in 2003, God gave me a wonderful gift - a precious little angel. For the past twelve years, Pristine has made it easy for me to become a mom/parent. There were no phases of terrible two or three's or fours … Continue reading Happy birthday, Pristine
And just like that, I'm leaving sunny Dubai for a trip to winter wonderland tomorrow morning! Remember when I listed 5 probable destinations (from among the many destinations Fly Dubai flies to) to pick some couple of weeks ago? I've decided - PRAGUE. Why Prague? I'm going with my 12 year old daughter on this trip … Continue reading Tomorrow, one digit temps!
Just like that another school year ends for us. And our oldest child graduated from primary school. I have so many friends the same age as I do who has either just given birth, still breastfeeding babies or has toddlers. I, however has a child who just graduated from primary school and about to enter … Continue reading Pristine graduates from Primary School
I got an email from Pristine's teacher a few days ago asking for a preferred date to meet. No, she is not in trouble or something. The school reports have been sent home so the school is setting up dates and times for parents to meet the class teachers so they can voice out their … Continue reading Kids, grades and homework
It's inevitable. We just submitted school registration papers for Benjamin. I still can't believe he'll be going to school already. Wasn't it just yesterday when he was still a baby who clings to me like a newborn sheep? I found an old pic of Pristine, my older daughter when she was the same age as … Continue reading Benjamin’s going to school soon!
It's been a while since I talked about my daughter here. Her name is Pristine and she'll be turning 11 before the year ends. Where did all the time go? Yes, I ask that question once in a while. She was only three years old when we moved to Dubai almost 8 years ago and … Continue reading My daughter might want to become a nun
Small update on the kids. Ramadan, which started more than two weeks ago, has dramatically changed the way Benjamin rolls with regards to his nap time. He used to sleep at around 12 noon and wake up at 2:30 pm before he and his care taker go down to meet Pristine from the school bus. … Continue reading A little update on the kids
Our ten year old got her first prescription glasses last Saturday. She was beaming with joy saying, "finally, I can see everything clearly now!" Her vision is not perfect anymore, as I would have hoped. My husband is practically blind without his glasses. I think Pristine got the bad vision DNA. She had her … Continue reading The dangers of kids wearing eyeglasses
Pristine and Benjamin greeted me at the door as if in a contest who gets to hug me first. We wrestle and fall down on the sofa and I said, "Awww, my two babies!" My daughter looked up at me and said, "you could've had three, you know?" Then I remembered. Sometimes I think if … Continue reading That third baby