Thursday, October 23, 2014

that one challenging and difficult song

Let me just quickly update you on our little girl's interest in singing. Although she's not done yet with her all-time favorite Disney theme song "Let It Go", she is now starting to learn a new song that she discovered online and that is Chandelier by Sia. Quite a challenging and difficult song, I must say. In fact, she tried to sing along with this song on youtube over and over so she can get the notes (and hopefully the lyrics) perfectly right; however, it looks like she would do better with custom ear plugs on. With the ear plugs' noise reduction feature, there is a good chance that she can concentrate and won't get lost with the notes. Yeah, I really think that's what she needs to get help improve or develop her singing.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

on towards the lucky seventh

In just a few days, marriage with husband will turn 7. Not that long a marriage mileage when compared to other couples, I know, but I am happy to say that, in all those years, life with him and our little girl was awesome. We've also faced all the storms in our life together without fear because we've already rest our worries to our awesome God.

I have been listening to this John Legend song for awhile now and I think I would love for this to be our anniversary song. Why not? "All of Me" is such a great song and I like the entire lyrics. Indeed, love grows each and every day that overlooking one another's imperfections already becomes second nature.

So, here's to our 7 years of being together as a couple:



... And definitely looking forward to the succeeding years towards a lifelong marriage.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jim Carrey's Moving Speech at MUM - Packed with Great Wisdom (and Some Humor)

Here's an even great reason to love Jim Carrey. I actually just came across his touching video tonight, taken while he was delivering a speech to the graduating students of 2014 at a prestigious university (Maharishi University of Management). His speech was really something, huh! Now, I wonder where was I when this video started circulating on the web? Indeed, this man rightfully deserves the recognition, an honorary degree, he received from the university. At one point in my life, I thought he's just one funny celebrity guy that can help erase people's problems (while watching his movies) but there's actually more to him than just being that.

The video, as of this writing, has already reached close to 3 million views. And if you are not one of those who have already watched it, I'm sharing the video of his full speech here. Watching it should be well worth our time.. In fact, I really thought we should keep playing this over and over, if only to make sure that we have allowed his words of wisdom to sink into our subconscious and apply it to our lives. Truly, in this walk through life, we have to take some risks in order to succeed. After all, as the saying goes, and let me quote it in here: "A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."

Monday, September 22, 2014

looks like the pressure is on us

Upon reaching home, I got excited to show the little girl the printed photo of the 3 of us. I had our family picture printed because she is supposed to do her assignment for tomorrow and that is to paste a picture of her family within the space provided in her Language book. I had it labeled "mother", "father", "daughter" accordingly since, according to her, the teacher verbally instructed to label each member of the family in the picture. At first, she looked really excited to see the photo that she grabbed it quickly from my hand to get a really good view. Suddenly, the happy and excited expression on her face quickly transitioned into a worrisome look. We had to find out why. Almost crying, she said she doesn't want to get a "zero" mark for not being able to provide a picture with a brother or sister in it. I tried to assure her she will not get a "zero" on her assignment because we are only 3 in the family and that she is our only child. Oh, I really hoped she understood me but she was more concerned about her brother-sister assignment. Now, what is that supposed to mean? :-)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

that one gift that made me smile

Husband and I will be celebrating our wedding anniversary next month. Yes, we will be turning 7! It's not that long a marriage yet but I've been really blessed with such a good husband and a wonderful father to our daughter. Every time our wedding anniversary comes near, my thoughts would often go back to our wedding day, like it's almost always in playback mode. Wedding photos are likely to get revisited, too. I wonder if most wives are like that. Or perhaps I'm the only one doing this. Sometimes it would even go as far back to the time that we were still in the boyfriend-girlfriend stage. Ah, things like these can really give a good start of the day. I also remembered some of the wedding gifts I have received from friends and family. I'll never forget one of those gifts from a friend that really made me smile (okay, chuckle should be the right word) - it's  bridal lingerie! She practically gave her gift to me secretly in advance to make sure I'd be able to wear one of them after the wedding. Such a sweet and thoughtful friend, isn't she? :-)

the start of a long December - a prelude to Christmas

It's still September but, if you look around, some people have already started putting up their Christmas decorations and making their homes feel like it's already the most wonderful time of the year. Oh, for some reason, I'm also excited that Christmas is already near. It's going to a long December for many of us, indeed! Been planning to add Christmas series lights and a lighted lantern right outside the home to contribute to the Christmas-sy feel of the community. Husband thinks we should still put it off, though, because the country has been experiencing bad weather in succession lately and he wants to make sure we won't just ruin what we would spend for the decorations. Okay, so maybe we could start with a new Christmas tree inside the house? Spell budget. Budget spell. Well, we don't have to spend so much, right? :-)
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