All posts tagged: Reading

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 14: The one with definitely random thoughts

reading The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman. I’ve had this book for several months now, but it’s only recently that I have started reading it. To be honest, I have already collected so many parenting books in my mini libray at home and on Kindle app. I just need to sit down and READ each one. writing lists of articles to write and drafts to finalize. I think it’s high time I start making an editorial board for my blog too! listening to some of my favorite songs. Come to think of it, they all have words related to weather: Still by Hillsong United, Tuwing Umuulan by Regine Velasquez (and the Eraserheads), and Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. LOL. thinking I really ought to upgrade my WordPress plan from personal to premium very soon. I have started getting more invitations to place ads on my site, which means more opportunities to monetize this blog. The question, however, is whether I would be able to write more often and consistently to make it all worth it. …

Lessons from “Twilight”

Turning the pages of this bulky novel has rekindled my passion for reading. It’s been a while since I last sat down and did nothing but read… there are two lines from the movie that would always stay with me: “Remember who you are” and “You must feed first”. I think everyone who has read the novels and seen the movie counterparts should remember these, too. The story presents many moral values, especially for the modern-day teens, but these are the ones that I could relate to the most at this stage of my life. Somehow, these lines simply stood out above the rest.

A week with no TV

It’s summer vacation (at least here in the Philippines), but my little girls are not watching TV, ironically. I had to impose the rule of no TV for a week after I have noticed that they seem to have gotten addicted to some programs that they usually watch, to the point that it would take them about an hour to finish a meal and we’re usually late for appointments because they’re glued to the screen. Last Easter Sunday was the last straw, when we came to church late (again) for the nth time. At first, I thought the rule would be very difficult to impose for in the past they used to sneak while I would be asleep or reading in the bedroom. I was actually pleasantly surprised that they have been very cooperative. They did not plead to have the sanction lifted, although they would assure me that they would not interfere if I watched TV. Once or twice, however, they asked me if their late grandmother had banned me from watching TV when I was …