Growing old with only you

More than half a century ago, a strong will-powered man from Antipolo met a sweet vibrant lady from Deparo and they created an extraordinary love story. Years passed, love grew, and dreams came true, they stayed together and made it through.

Fifty-six years of building a family, of sharing a life full of love, with ups and downs, with joys and sorrows… Fifty-six years of facing the trials of life and successfully overcome them… Fifty-six years of receiving and sharing God’s blessings…

Today is my grandparents’ 56th wedding anniversary. I would always remember the date March 15, 1956. The day that started it all. I am so thankful that I have grandparents that take “I do” seriously and I admire them that in spite of all the challenges that life throws them, they remained Continue reading

Top 10 Places I want to visit in the Philippines

Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Keeping this in mind and being the adventurous, free spirit, and nature lover that I am, I decided to make a bucket list of the places I want to visit in the Philippines. I’ve always dreamt of traveling the whole world, but before I do that, I want to explore my homeland first.That way, when I finally started sailing to foreign lands, I can tell the world the wonders of my own country.

Known as Pearl of the Orient Seas, Philippines is a beautiful archipelago with so much to offer — pristine beaches, world-class landforms, magnificent natural wonders, and breathtaking experience with marine life! I’ve been to a lot of wonderful places here like Boracay (which I visit every year), Palawan, Bohol, Bicol, Batangas, La Union, Ilocos, Baguio, name it, haha! But I still have a long list waiting to be checked. My plan is to Continue reading

Underground River: One of World’s New Seven Wonders of Nature

A few months ago, the Underground River in Puerto Princesa Palawan was declared as one of the new seven wonders of nature. Before it was officially announced, there were many advertisements persuading people to vote for it. Definitely, I was one of those proud Filipinos who voted online and through text. I was vigorously, promoting it in Facebook and Twitter when it occurred to me that I, myself, have not yet seen how wonderful Underground River is. I mean, I voted for it because it is in the Philippines, that’s a given. But does it really deserve to be one of the world’s new seven wonders of nature?

And to answer that question, my family and I decided to see with our own eyes the natural wonder that is Underground River and witness why among many other tourist destinations it was nominated. Continue reading

Technology: Stumbling block or Stepping stone?

Social media, online games, internet, cellphone, and gadgets are some factors that parents, even teachers, blame for children’s poor performance in school. They say most of their kids’ time are spent playing online games in front of the computer rather than burning the midnight oil to get high grades. The previous generation would argue about how competent and intellectual they were during their time, back when there was no “distraction” to their studies. In others words, technology is viewed as a stumbling block causing children to be irrational and incompetent. But, is it really?

A few days ago, I attended a training about how to use the IWB or Interactive White Board. It was a huge touchscreen white board that serves as the modern blackboard. With the help of LCD projector, computer, and Active Inspire program, the speaker showed us how to Continue reading