Posted in May 2013

Will I Be Alone

(How I Met Your Dad Series) He just kept looking at his watch. Twisting it one way and then the other. I watched him for several minutes before I couldn’t take the tension and silence anymore. I reached for his hand and stopped the twisting motion of his hand and watch. Our eyes finally met … Continue reading

Super Sweet Blogging Award

My dad lived in one of the poorest areas in the Philippines.  My grandparents and their 18 children  (Yes! I said “18” and “no” none of them adopted)  literally lived in a small shack, with one large living room, a kitchen and one bedroom.  So, when my dad came to the United States with my … Continue reading

The Journey: Daily Prompt

The Journey: Daily Prompt

We often think of journeys as the ones we take away from or to somewhere.  Sometimes, they’re the parts of our lives where we’ve journeyed from one event to another.  The journeys sometime change who we are or they just become a part of our memory landscape but every journey becomes part of our greatest … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

This week’s photo challenge was to take the reflections or images of the background or in some cases, the foreground and make them the centerpiece of attention. In this picture, there are layers of light and reflections. Figures not only in the background but figures ever so slightly present in the reflections from the foreground. … Continue reading

Daily Prompt: Incredible Hulk had Nothing on Me

(Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Monsters) Tell us about the last time you were really, truly jealous of someone. Did you act on it? Did it hurt your relationship? It was the summer of 1995. It was one of the hotter summers in the Northwest. I remember being able to wear shorts, camisoles and sandals almost everyday. … Continue reading

89 Days

(Daily Prompt: Goals)   When you started your blog, did you set any goals? Have you achieved them? Have they changed at all? I am a novice blogger.  I started this blog on March 8th of this year, 89 days ago.  When I started, I really didn’t know what I was doing only that I … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

Escape is defined in the dictionary as a verb meaning to slip or get away, as from confinement or restraint; to gain or regain liberty. In today’s world of fast paced work and constant busyness, escape to me means to “slip or get away” from the chaos of society, the pressures of work or school, … Continue reading

Sugar Waffles

This waffle recipe is from Whipped The Blog which I found on Pinterest. I have made this recipe every Sunday for my family for about 6 months. Needless to say, they love it! So, I am giving it an “Excellent” for taste and outcome. For preparation and baking, I give it a rating of “Not … Continue reading

“Frickin’ Button”

“Frickin’ Button”

Today I decided that Thursdays would be “Kid Story” day.  I’ll be sharing funny little true stories about my adventures with my kids. Today’s story is “The Frickin’ Button.” One day we were waiting for the ferry to cross the Puget Sound into Seattle.  It was a beautiful day.  The sun was shining through all … Continue reading

Girls Don’t Give In

(Comfortable? Advice from a mom.) If there was one piece of advice that I would give to young women it would be this, to try to find the balance between being stylish and comfortable. I have friends that can wear high heel shoes all day long and still look great walking down the hall. That … Continue reading

Am I an Entrepreneur?

For the last week, we planned, executed and recovered from hosting and organizing a kids and family conference.  It was all worth the work and sleepless nights.  It was an amazing weekend!  That said, I have been slowly trying to get back into the groove of writing and blogging again.  As well as, recovering from … Continue reading

How I Met Your Dad..the story continues

That morning I walked slowly from the clinic back to work. I remember that it was a beautiful sunny day in Seattle. The heat was radiating from the side-walk and I could feel the sun beating down on my black hair. As I entered the office building, I could feel a gust of cold breeze … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns

Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns

Patterns are not only visual and textual but we as humans create our own patterns in life. Patterns that help us get through each day from the moment we get up to the moment we go to sleep and then we start all over again. Patterns help us at home, at work, at school and … Continue reading