Month: February 2016

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 7: Books, music, and more

reading Jodi Piccoult’s Lone Wolf. This book has intrigued me ever since I saw it on Book Sale. I’m glad I had a chance to go back to the same bookstore outlet earlier this week and it’s still there. writing a mental note of all the things that I need to do this week. As usual. Later, I’ll jot them down on paper, too (i.e., if I don’t fall asleep first). listening to the songs Madonna sang at her recent Rebel Heart Concert in Manila. Come to think of it, I used to be a huge Madonna fan. I grew up listening to her songs and knew most of them by heart. She’s a great singer, entertainer, but I made a choice to stop idolizing when I finally understood the meanings behind her songs, etc. thinking about all the answered prayers we had this past week, including reconciliation between my parents-in-law and sister-in-law. smelling the lasagna we had earlier at Almon Marina, Alabang Town Center. It smells heavenly despite its appalling appearance. It’s a far …

Welcoming Anya

My family’s excited to receive the newest addition to the family as a guest in our house. A close relative gave birth earlier this morning and she accepted our invitation for her and her newborn to stay with us for 1–2 weeks. Her husband’s away, she has no helper, and not only do we have some space in the house, but so much affection and excitement for the baby, too. As I was preparing the house to be ready for the baby’s arrival, I also looked for my husband’s childhood pictures, which he needed for a certain activity at the office. I realized that he was such a cutie when he was both a baby and a toddler that I suddenly longed to have a son, who would look exactly like him when he was that age! As much as I love my husband though, I’d say he wasn’t a looker during his pre-adolescent years, and not even just before I met him. (Yup, I’d like to take credit for whatever improvement in my husband’s …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 6: Getting back on track

It’s been a while since I have updated this part of my blog. This is supposedly the easiest way for me to ensure that I write at least once a week, but it has started to feel like I wasn’t writing at all. I have considered deleting this section altogether, but I thought it would also be nice to cap off Sunday evenings with this. So, I guess I’m back to writing Sunday Currently posts, and I just hope that I’ll be able to do it more consistently this time. Anyway, here it goes… reading articles and comments in response to the controversial post by Manny Pacquiao concerning LGBTs. Seriously, people, he simply quoted the Bible; those were not his words. He was not condemning anyone at all, but spreading the Word of God. It’s a good thing, however, that the community is reacting. (Reminds me of what Mark Twain once said about reading the Bible.) Obviously, the Word of God had stirred something in them. The only question is what they would do about …

5 Reasons to Visit Wonder Photo Shop

[Sponsored Post] Following the success of its first shop at UP Town Center, Wonder Photo Shop of Tokyo, Japan recently opened its second branch in the Philippines. Located at Solenad 3 in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, residents of South Manila will now also get to enjoy the products and services that they are famous for. Whether you like taking photographs, having your photos taken, or both, Wonder Photo Shop has your best interests at heart. And if you have not visited any Wonder Photo Shop before, here are five reasons you should do so soon: 1. You can take your selfies (with your family and friends) like a pro at their Pro Selfie Studio. A first in the country, Wonder Photo Shop is introducing the Pro Selfie Studio, where you can take your own (group) selfies and have them come out like they were taken by a professional photographer. They use the green screen technology that allows you to choose a background, plus they provide costumes, especially for kids, and accessories that make the experience more fun. Moreover, at the Pro …