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Confessions Of A Bookworm: I Nearly Died

My love affair with reading started in my elementary days. I loved reading. Any material! I didn't have money to buy books then. Thus I read anything that I came across with. Be it comics. Bannawag. The weekly magazine of the Ilokanos. All borrowed from neighbors and friends. At times I even read the loose… Continue reading Confessions Of A Bookworm: I Nearly Died

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Ready or Not – It’s Time For Back-to-School 2019

I was a stage mother yesterday. It was the first day of my girls in their new school. I was anxious. The charter school where they are enrolled has a school bus. Prior to the opening of classes we have walked several times to the bus stop. And they have set a 10-minute budget time… Continue reading Ready or Not – It’s Time For Back-to-School 2019


Simplicity Defined In Photos

I was always on the go. At least until three years ago. I don't consider myself as go-getter though. Not always. It depends on what was at stake. Further education? Yes to that. Opportunities for professional development? Also, yes. Power tripping? Position to show off? Nah. Lately I was looking for signs on what direction… Continue reading Simplicity Defined In Photos

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Monsoon Storms in Arizona (video)

These past weeks have been too hot here in the Valley. Everybody awaits the monsoon rains. Today on our way home from the Office Max where we bought additional school supplies for the girls. It rained! And we were not home yet! We like watching the rains from our living room. But since we are… Continue reading Monsoon Storms in Arizona (video)

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10 Reasons Why It’s Absolutely Necessary to Spend on Your Kid’s School Stuff

There are some parents who almost don't want to spend money for their children's school supplies. "Be smart! Study without bothering me to buy you stuff", that's what some parents tell their kids. It depends on the grade level of the kids, and also the school. But the usual supplies needed in school are: I… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why It’s Absolutely Necessary to Spend on Your Kid’s School Stuff

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Amazing Dish To Try Right Now

There are times I crave for Asian food. Though I don't eat much rice nowadays. It's a good thing that there's Asian store near our place. Its name is Mekong Supermarket. It offers different Asian foods, produce, meat, fish, etc. We shop at Mekong at least once a month. We always buy Pompano fish. We… Continue reading Amazing Dish To Try Right Now

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The Pet We Love: Tiny, The Tortoise, in His Kingdom (video)

He used to be a very small tortoise. Thus, the name Tiny. He eats Collard Greens. Sometimes Kale. At times, leaves of sweet potato. Tiny's kingdom is at the patio garden. He dug a small hole in the ground for himself. He comes out always every afternoon. When he hears our voices as we swing.… Continue reading The Pet We Love: Tiny, The Tortoise, in His Kingdom (video)

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Simple Rule To Happiness

Learn to appreciate things around you. However simple they are. The birds. The bird's nest on the cactus. The bird's eggs under the sweet potato leaves. The quail bird guarding her eggs. Below is a short video of the quail eggs underneath the sweet potato leaves which I planted in the grapefruit big pot. Everyone's… Continue reading Simple Rule To Happiness

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How to Relax When You Feel Too Tired

I have been working daily lately. I feel really exhausted. Like today. These views though make me feel relaxed. I have learned to appreciate nature. The picturesque mountain. The striking saguaros whose exact origins remain a mystery. And the clear blue sky. From my swing at the patio, I took video of the Superstition Mountain… Continue reading How to Relax When You Feel Too Tired