Sunday, May 17, 2020

Talking About The New Normal


What's the new normal these days? This got me thinking today, and I thought I should make a list.

1. Wearing Masks. Obviously, it's still COVID season, and there's even talks that this virus is here to stay. So definitely, even as we ease into a general community quarantine setting, face masks should already be part of our wardrobe.

2. Social Distancing. How close can we get to each other? Not too close anymore if we don't want to risk ourselves from getting infected from asymptomatic individuals.

3. Work from Home. I'm not sure how many of us can get back to working from traditional work setting but most employers are already looking into this work-from-home setup, especially if commuting to get to their workplace is still a challenge for the employees.

4. Staying at Home. With the non-availability of vaccines for COVID yet, more people would opt to stay at home (even if they're already allowed to) if they have no business with the outside world.

5. Zero Travel Plans. Traveling is no longer part of people's vacation plans. This should take awhile because the government is also implementing travel bans and restrictions.

6. Families Communicating Online. Because of the recent lockdowns, border controls and travel restrictions, most families find it hard to stay in one roof together. Thanks to technology, they are still able to communicate via social media.

7. Kids Not Schooling Yet Anytime Soon. Except for some who can afford to homeschool their kids, some parents are willing to wait for next year or a safer time to let their kids go to school without worrying about a possible COVID infection. After all, the school can wait.

What about you? What's the new normal for you and your family? Anything you can add up to the list? Feel free to comment!


Sunday, March 8, 2020

Covid-19 virus scare

As we speak, there are a now a few patients who tested positive and are getting treated for Covid19 in the country. That's indeed something to worry about since the virus is quite new, and there's no proven cure yet, as evident in the number of deaths worldwide. I am quite hopeful that, trusting on the capabilities of scientists and medical experts,  a new, reliable and effective anti-viral drug for this novel virus will be released soon. I am alarmed but I don't want to panic. I trust that God has reasons for allowing things to happen.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Hey, It's Been Awhile Again!

I'm not sure if this blog is worth keeping. I guess "keeping" and "maintaining" are not something I am really good at, in most some areas of my life. I guess it is the same with people and things that you once value and cherish. They come and go. We cannot always keep all of them forever.

I am almost at the point of saying goodbye, and no more holding on.

I guess it is time to create new memories.

Hey, it's been awhile.. But.... Maybe this is goodbye, but I will hang on for awhile, until I am sure there are truly no words to say from this little space.

Shoutout to all the people and things that made me sad and glad. Happy 2020! Cheers to a happier life ahead.


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? :-)

Talking About The New Normal

What's the new normal these days? This got me thinking today, and I thought I should make a list. 1. Wearing Masks. Obviously, it'...