Monday, June 27, 2011

Pigeon Feeding at The Venice Piazza

I just usually see in the movies those flocks of pigeons roaming and flying around Piazza San Marco (or St. Mark’s Square), amidst the baroque and age-old structures and buildings in Venice, Italy.  I didn’t know that there is already a place in Taguig City, Manila that imitates such a Venetian ambiance and experience, not until my children and I fetched hubby from work weeks ago and got the chance to go to The Venice Piazza (that’s the name of the place!)…Hubby’s office happens to be located across The Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill in the heart of the new cosmopolitan business hub, Bonifacio Global City.  I thought it was a cozy place with lots of posh restaurants surrounding the open piazza.  A nice covered play area is likewise accessible to children, and my children enjoy playing there every time they get to fetch their Papa after work.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Daddy Moment Special Edition - Our Father's Day Celebration

Last Sunday, the whole “Baranggay” (that's how we call our big family) is at our parents’ house again to celebrate another special occasion - Father’s Day.  I gave my dad a card with a personal note in it, and my kids made a card, too, for their Papa.  As usual, the food was a feast!

My little boy was camera-shy that time...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

God’s Best Dad for Our Children

What a great way to pay tribute to my one and only partner in life, the father of my two little angels, as well as to all the fathers out there, but to remember the wonderful promises and reminders coming from our Most Awesome, Loving and Almighty Father Himself.

I have been experimenting on some photo effects lately, and here are what I have come up with.  I call them art expression and labor of love :-)  I hope you’ll enjoy looking at the photos of my children with their dad and be inspired with the verses, too.

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Beginning of Another Homeschool Year

Some of our homeschool materials
This week has been a very hectic week for me as my children and I have officially started our 3rd year of homeschooling.  Just like any other moms out there with school-aged children, I, too, kept myself busy with the nitty-gritty of preparing for the coming school year which, of course, includes the initial requirement of enrolling the children with a local homeschool provider located in Metro Manila, and as their “Teacher Mama”, choosing all the curricula that we can use this year, organizing our daily homeschool schedule, and planning for the activities that we can start with this week.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Healthy Recipe #3 - Tuna Carbonara

I love pasta food!  I consider a pasta dish as my ‘comfort food’.  And here’s another healthy pasta recipe that is very easy to make.  My kids are sometimes choosy when it comes to food especially seafood, but this is one simple recipe that I can cook in a jiffy that they really like.  Main ingredient for this carbonara recipe is tuna

Just to briefly give you some of the health benefits of tuna, tuna is an excellent source of high quality protein, and is rich in a variety of important nutrients including minerals like magnesium, selenium, and potassium; the B vitamins niacin, B1 and B6, and the most important and beneficial omega-3 essential fatty acids.  Omega-3 is named essential fatty acids because these are indeed essential for our health but cannot be made by our body, thus must be obtained from foods like cold-water salmon or tuna fish.  Omega-3 helps prevent blood clots, heart attack and stroke, improves blood flow, helps reduce inflammation of the skin and reduce the risk of skin cancer, and is essential for liver health which helps to promote the detoxification of the body.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Blogger Award for Me?

When I received a comment in one of my posts here in my blog that I was given a blogger award, I immediately got excited to discover what it was.  Yes, I was given “The Versatile Blogger” Award, my very first blog award!  Thank you to Mommy Chris of The Mommy Journey for thinking of me and appreciating my new blog.

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