Trev Had A Hair Cut

Uhmm, let me rephrase that. I mean, I cut Trev’s hair! Hihi! Actually, we were supposed to go to our friendly neighbourhood barber shop two weekends ago for Trev’s 4th haircut. Well, the my original plan was for Trev to have his hair cut after his 3rd birthday, but since it’s kind of growing long again, we decided to bring him to the barber shop na.  The decision was made final already before that day and I was already convinced and decided to cut my son’s long hair (again), so the morning before we were supposed to go to the barber shop, I told hubby that I would just cut the long part of Trev’s hair so I could keep it before we head on to the barber shop. So, I did. 

But what do you know, after I cut it, we decided otherwise. Yes, we decided to just keep his hair as is na lang and postpone his “real” hair cut next time. Haha! 

I kind of miss his long hair already. Sort of nanghihinayang din because we've never cut that part of his hair since he was born. Yan talaga yung part ng baby hair niya. So, the sentimental me kept that lock of his hair as remembrance. Hihi!

PH Envisioned To Lead ASEAN In Developing Standards For The Gifted

A Philippine organization is posed to spearhead the establishment of an (ASEAN) Association for Giftedness to leverage economic growth through human capital development.

Non-profit group Philippine Center for Gifted Education Inc. (PCGE), led by Dr. Leticia Ho, is working towards creating standards for ASEAN member countries to ensure robust criteria for identification, development and nurturing of gifted children.

“While the ASEAN integration aims to unite the ten member countries into one economic, multi-cultural community, development of its human capital is definitely a vital component,” says Dr. Ho.


Trev The "Spidey"

It’s been a while since I last posted here, I mean really posted something about us. I know I’ve been saying this time and again, but really, I’ve just been very busy with a lot of stuff. Mostly mommy duties of course. No complaints though, loving every moment of it. :-)

Anyway, I just want to show you who visited our home the other day, haha! 


Cord Blood: A New Hope For Leukemia

A video of a mother from Quebec fighting against leukemia recently went viral in YouTube. Her desperate plea – to find a compatible umbilical cord donor, the only hope for her second battle against leukemia[i].
Mai Duong, a 34-year-old Vietnamese-Canadian mother is among the many patients diagnosed of cancer every four minutes. Leukemia - cancer of the body’s tissues that are responsible for forming blood including bone marrow and lymphatic system is among the top eight common cancers in the Philippines.
In 2005, the Philippine Cancer Society recorded 4,202 new cases, 2,243 of which is among males with 3.9 percent incidence rate while 1,959 cases were recorded among females with an incidence rate of 3.6 percent. With an average 5-year survival rate of only 25 percent, an estimated 3,498 deaths are expected with 1,863 in men and 1,635 among women[ii].
Normally, the body produces and grows the white blood cells in an orderly way. But for people with leukemia, their bone marrow produces white blood cells that are abnormal either in number or function.

Trev And His "Pets"

My son loves to pretend play. Often times, he would imagine holding a dog or a cat, or even a bunny. Other times, he would imagine driving a digger or a bus. There were even times when we're walking our way out of the village going to school, he would tell me that he’s holding his violet (yes, violet daw talaga, haha!) cat in his left hand and that he’d bring it in school also. Haha! Whenever we read books, he’d always extend his arm and “grab” something from the pages, turns out he’s pretending that he’s holding whatever the character in the book is, say a pony or a pig. I guess, he loves pets as much as he loves different kinds of vehicles. 

Well, hubby and I are thinking of getting a real pet for him but as of the moment, we just couldn’t, yet, for several reasons. Of course, we have to consider a lot of things before we finally get one. Like where his pet will stay, food it will eat, vitamins or even medicines for when the pet gets sick, like vetprofen perhaps.

For now, while we haven’t finally decided yet, I guess he’s very much content with his imaginary pets. And oh, he’s happy with his fluffy friends here, too.

Meet his friends, Fulgoso and Sab. Those were actually his Tatay's birthday gifts to me when Trev was still a small baby. Obviously, my son is now the happy owner of those stuffed animals. Cute! :-)


RAUCH Happy Day School Tour

A sip of Happy Day 100% fruit juice is enough to make the day much brighter! A school tour program, “Every Day Is a Happy Day”, aims to educate students and the faculty about the many benefits of drinking 100% fruit juice.

In an effort to support the Healthy Beverages Options Act 4021 of the Philippines, Happy Day’s “I Love Healthy Juices” signature campaign aims to collect 5,000 signatures from 10 schools all over Greater Metro Manila and nearby provinces. To date, 2,058 signatures have already been collected.

The “I Love Healthy Juices” signature campaign for Healthy Beverages Options Act 4021 of the Philippines aims to collect 5,000 signatures from 10 schools all over Greater Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Here are the students of Miriam College participating in this campaign. 

Home-made Graham Cake Balls

Graham cake balls has been trending in one of the mom groups where I belong to in Facebook. A lot have been so generous in sharing their own version of this dessert. Since I am a self-confessed dessert lover myself, I decided to try making it, too. Got all the ingredients I needed the other day and went to work. 

Home-made Graham Cake Balls
Graham Cake Balls. :-)


Agemono International Buffet

We went to Robinson's Place Malolos the other weekend to buy some stuffs for Trev and of course for some fun family bonding. Just walking around the mall is already fun for us, hihi!

Trev enjoyed riding on the train that goes around the ground floor of the mall. He just loves train! He wanted to ride on the other cars available but we were not able to come back after some more strolling so, next time na lang.

Anyway, I just want to share with you our new found go-to-place if you want some affordable but yummy buffet or just simple but satisfying ala cartes. We've seen Agemono International Buffet the first time we visited Robinson's Place Malolos and it got us really curious because we saw that their buffet offering only costs Ph299! Very affordable! (Agemono International Buffet offers both Japanese and Filipino cuisine.)

The second time we visited the mall, we decided to have our lunch there. However, instead of the buffet, we first tried their ala carte and I must say that it did not disappoint. 

Agemono International Buffet At Robinson's Place Malolos
Enjoying our lunch! :-)