Friday, September 24, 2010


They all worked hard to reach this moment - being able to cook as a group. They worked in groups with members so diverse as the menu they put together. This is one of the moments I will always remember. I will admit, that in time, I will forget most of the names, but those faces will be forever etched in my mind.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Give It the Boost !!!

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"Oh no! Again? Didn't I just send a check?" I heard my son cursing (good his children were not around). Like any dutiful mom (chuckle), I asked him what the problem was. "Nothing, mom. Just these never ending phone bills!" he answered under his breath.
Maybe I should tell him about Boost Mobile, I told myself. With it he can decide the best plan suited for his own phoning style. I very well know that he uses his phone as if it is a part of his clothing that he has to wear everyday and without which he will feel so incomplete. He texts in and out, he listens and leaves messages through his voice-mail and still give calls almost without break, he even tweets. I know he feels naked without his FB opened and he has to send e-mails to, oh, so many people I would not care to know. On top of these, he still finds time to search the web for the latest news while he listens to his choice of music from his Blackberry. I learned and practice multi-tasking but not as multi as he does... I can only do two at a time!
He will be interested to know that any one can select the best plan he thinks will answer his needs and pre-pay for it. By doing so, he will not worry about any bill coming at the wrong time, well, at least according to one's financial schedule. By the way, I might still be able to convince my son to send me a gift - a Re-Boost for my phone. I peeked through his wallet and I know he has cards to pay for it (chuckle again). Or, maybe he will prefer automatic payment which is also acceptable.
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Neil's Designs

When Neil, my nephew, was barely 5 years old, he would draw all the ninja characters, in action, and would proudly show me to get my nod. When he reached middle school he had a sketch book filled with sceneries and portraits he pencil-sketched- and every weekend that I would spend with his family, he would pull the pad out of his drawer to again show me. I knew he would go far with his talent. I was not wrong. He is now an architect and I am posting two of his designs.
Neil, you've gone a long way from that matchstick drawing you used to show me! Good job!!!
BTW, Neil is in white shirt in the group picture.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Move On!!!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

My friend had to go to her eye doctor for a laser treatment so she requested me to drive for her. While waiting for her to get called I noticed a guy, I assumed the son, dutifully lifting his father in and out of a wheelchair maybe two or three times while, at the same time, minding his two children who were running and squealing around the waiting area. I couldn't help but wonder how he managed to get his father in and out of his car. I am sure he took some lessons on how to care for somebody like his father by the way he handled him plus the safety precaution he observed as he locked the wheels before lifting his dad.
I wish all caregivers like him will take the time to visit the NMEDA site to get informed on how this organization works. By visiting the site, he can even learn, through the members' assistance, how to help his dad to move about independently. The organization is composed of emergency mobility dealers that can advice or assist caregivers or patients who need assistance in deciding what mobility equipment to get, which they have quite a selection of, depending on a patient's need or needs. Members are certificated so that they can give an educated advise to anyone who will contact them.
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Thursday, September 09, 2010

The good thing about it....

I thought it would disrupt the schedule that I had mentally planned for my long vacation. But after the first day, I began thinking... "It wasn't bad at all!" I am talking about picking up my grand kids from school. While waiting at the parking area I luckily found, I saw these garden patches. What a delight to look at while waiting till the bell rings!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

The Key is "Going Beyond"

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of USC. All opinions are 100% mine.

I learned from my father that teaching is one of the noblest, if not THE noblest, profession one can pursue. During his generation, he was already "deputized" as a teacher simply because he graduated at the top of his 6th grade class. And so, he told us his children that he taught those who were younger than him what he had learned during his 6 years of school - mainly reading and writing. Today, a teacher must aim beyond that. At this very competitive world, a post graduate degree can mean enriching what one already knows and possibly promotion or a step or two above one's present salary level. But does everybody have the time to pursue it? Yes, if you consider enrolling at the USC Rossier School of Education's MAT@USC, an online degree program which can be completed in 12 months, according to its program information , if you decided to. Imagine yourself earning a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from one of the most prestigious research universities, not only in America but in the whole world, with 100 years of education history behind its name and guided by a group of distinguished faculty that had contributed to modern education and had been recognized for it. Further imagine yourself participating in commencement ceremonies and earning lifetime benefits as a member of a renowned alumni association. And it even offers a tuition reimbursement program which can be a plus during this harsh economic times. Furthermore, what can be better than earning your degree at your own phase, at your own time and place. And, how about picturing yourself being a part of the elite Trojan family of educators!!! Everybody will surely recognize that license plate!
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Friday, September 03, 2010

The unexplainable......

If there is any movie that can make me cry, even how many times I see it, it is "An Affair to Remember" with Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant. Oh no, not the one with Annete Benning. I saw it too but my lachrymose glands didn't know what to do (chuckle)! I don't know why. Maybe because the Kerr-Grant version was at that time when I was starting to experience the many angst of first love and the latter one was when I already knew how to mend a broken heart.