How to Teach Kids Consequences

The kid had her ipad privileges removed for an entire month for bad behavior. It is bad enough that she’s disobeyed the instructions not to bother me while zooming, which got her 3 days no ipad. Then she did not want to sleep early, which made her sleepy in class, after which she cried, tantrumed […]

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Ge-Lai is Over!

Happy to announce that I’ve finished Ge-Lai! 30 days is over, and happy 30the birthday to this little one! Finally, I can now wash my hair and nobody is happier than my suffering husband who wants me to take a bath every day. What is Ge-Lai? Ge-Lai is the Chinese method for post partum healing. […]

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HR Talk: Are You Eligible for SSS Maternity Benefit?

Check out your due date using this table and see if you have paid your contributions for at least 3 months BEFORE your semester of contingency. If you paid, you are eligible. If hindi umabot ang bayad sa tamang window of payments, walang SSS Maternity Benefit. IMPORTANT: Hindi po counted ang late SSS contribution payments […]

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“Mommy, it’s too hard”

My 3-year old daughter told me that her Chinese lesson was too hard. She could not remember the words for “sun” and “moon” despite me repeating it over and over. “Mommy, it’s too hard,” she said as her eyes started to tear up. My mommy guilt rose — am I pushing her too hard? She’s […]

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Second Day: Krems Monastery and Wine Tasting Tour

Krems is a twin city: Stein, the place where the toll was collected and Krems, the market town. It was a trading hub. Currently, it has 26,000 permanent inhabitants. It boasts of 3 private universities and an additional 10,000-12,000 students who take their further studies in Krems. Krems also features the second biggest commercial port […]

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Highly Recommended: Ocean Park Hong Kong

Today, we’re going to Ocean Park! Hong Kong is still very convenient and we got to the Ocean Park MRT station in record time. Even with the protests, the MRT is still efficient, bravo! Security check We are surprised to see a big crowd at Ocean Park. Apparently, the rioters do not deter a good […]

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Highly Recommended: Kimnetix’s Art Sessions every Saturday Afternoon @ Conrad Manila

Are you looking for a relaxing creative activity every Saturday afternoon for a small fee of ₱350? My daughter and I attended the Kimnetix Network-organized art session in Conrad Manila yesterday. For a minimal charge of ₱350 per person, we were given a free art lesson by talented local Filipino artist. The reasonable ₱350 price […]

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Why it’s ok to see our daughter crying after coming home from kindergarten

Our 3-year old daughter came home crying from Mother Goose Playskool. Apparently, her teacher brought down her star from the board. Her offense? My daughter has not been very behaved and had not finished her seatwork because of her walking around the class. So she’s been telling everyone from her lola to her yaya how […]

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Getting my Second D&C

I was admitted in FEU Hospital for my second D&C or raspa due to another missed abortion. I chose FEU Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation instead of St. Luke’s QC because it was my OB’s main hospital. Also, I had my last D&C at St. Luke’s and so was curious how different would my D&C experience […]

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