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Jakie and the Beadstalk

this is about family and its ups and downs, living, and everything about life from a working mom's perspective.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Beautiful Tacloban

Work allowed me to visit another province in the Philippines that I had yet to see: Leyte.


Walking along the streets of Tacloban while listening to the horror stories of an officemate brought by Typhoon Yolanda made me realize the magnitude of the destruction. What I saw from the news and social media did not come close to the horror faced by the people of Leyte.  A lot of the structures have been rebuilt or reinforced,  but some structures still bore the aftermath of the wrath of Yolanda.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Lunch Letters Book

I saw this book at Booksale and immediately bought it. It's entitled "Lunch Letters"  by Carol Sperandeo and Bill Zimmerman. I bought this for P70.00.


It's a book encouraging parents to write "lunch" notes to their kids.  Well, any note, actually.  The aim is to get back to writing love letters and reminding your kids who awesome they are and that the parents are 101% behind them no matter what.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

My Papa, My Idol

My Paps just celebrated his 73rd birthday in heaven recently. I know he had a blast in there. He probably had a golf tournament in his name, a week-long mahjong session where the wager was a sack of no-value chips, plus a non-stop videoke.  I bet he forced his guests to sing his favorite songs, dictating the "number" of the song he likes since he memorized the corresponding numbers of his favorite songs. I would also wager he just had a time of his afterlife. But I would also bet he missed us, because we miss him a lot too.

So to the greatest man I have ever met, the greatest father in the world, my idol, belated happy birthday Pamsie. I love you to heaven and back.

Our hearts may have this tender spot because of your loss, but I know you are watching over us while making a putt.

Candid Photo: Pamsie was happiest when giving toys to his apos.