All posts tagged: family

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 36: The one where it finally sunk in

Seventeen months after the first enhanced community quarantine was implemented and we’re back at it again just last August 6th. I just realized it’s also been nine months since I had last written something under this category. Anyways, so here I am again. This is becoming a habit now, really, i.e., me writing then not writing then back to writing again… reading And the Mountains Echoed by one of my favorite male novelists Khaled Hosseini. If you must know, I’ve been delaying buying this book because I’ve been looking for one that’s as the same size as his two other books that I got –– The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. However, since he has another novel coming out soon, I decided to just get a copy even if it’s much smaller than the other two I’ve got. Now I’m really trying to read it slowly unlike his other two novels. Care to guess why? writing lists of things to do and more. I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed blogging until now. When …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 32: The one where I got my first online dating assignment

Looking back to the week that was, I can’t help but be grateful to God. There were a lot of heartaches and disappointments that my children and I had to deal with, but I am thankful because healing has finally started in our family, too. When things get tough, I remember to pray and praise God for His blessings, including my family and the challenges we face together. It’s not always easy to do, but it’s not impossible and I’m starting to get the hang of it. Go ahead and try it too! reading A Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George and The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. It took a while for me to finish Elizabeth’s other book, A Mom After God’s Own Heart, but I’m hoping I’d be able to finish this one a little faster. You have no idea how many parenting and marriage books I’ve got lined up to read, while trying to read the books Big ‘n Lil sis are also interested in! writing about online dating (my first assignment) and some …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 16: The one where my eldest officially became a teen

reading Sue Townsend’s The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year and Ruth Soukup’s How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul. Both are interesting reads and have been on my reading list for quite some time now. The first one’s purely for entertainment purposes although it’s not something that I would really recommend others to read; whereas, the latter is to equip me when it comes to blogging, especially now that I have subscribed to WordPress Premium Plan. And, yes, I would recommend Ruth Soukup’s books to anyone interested to learn more about blogging without selling their souls. 😉 writing stories randomly. As usual, there are lots of them in my drafts folder, and one even got accidentally published earlier, so I just went ahead and did the final edit. Now I’m wondering whether I should still write that love letter to my new teenager, who turned 13 last Sunday. What do you think? listening to Sesame Street songs. Well, they’re actually for my 10-year old daughter, who still couldn’t sleep even after I’ve read a …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 10: The one celebrating Papa

Today, instead of feeling sad, I chose to be happy, to celebrate my father’s life and all the blessings God has given us through him. He and Mama are no longer with us, but I am certain that we will all be together again in heaven someday. reading one book after another this past week. Call it taking advantage of the free books on Kindle and taking the time to relax as well. The past week had been a busy one for me, running errands and more, and reading was my sweet escape from the demands of being a housewife and full-time mom. Not that I’m complaining, but I really think I deserve to take a little break and enjoy one of my favorite activities. writing emails to fellow volunteers and business letters as well as translations seem to be the only things I do lately whenever I would turn on my laptop. Hopefully, I could get myself to write about other things too and soon. listening to the usual sounds of my surroundings. Come to think of it, …