Showing posts from September, 2013

Restoring the House

After the great flood, what do we expect but to face endless cleaning and re organization in the house.  Our house was devastated, not totally but most of the things got wet even some important documents.  I was not at home when it happened and I feel totally sorry for my kids and Mom who were left alone in the house but glad to say that all is well now.  Massive cleaning is needed to bring the house back to life.  Currently, they are just 60% completed.  I wish I am home to help them but I am not in control of my time right now.  Glad that they are all safe including our 3 cute dogs. Our two shih tzu pets, Marcus and Lucio got wet, too. Kids told me that they keep on barking while they were placed on an elevated area in the house and jumped into the flood a number of times.  Glad that they didn't get sick, as well.  I knew that they are feeling so cold during that time. Glad they survived together with the entire family.  All of them are okay now, none of them got sick.  Thanks G…

Aftermath of a Great Flood

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I was not in the Philippines to witness right before my very eyes how the city to which I grew up was devastated by a killer flood brought about by "habagat". The ravaging flood left many families homeless and worst than that, had taken the lives of more than a hundred victims all over Zambales.  I believed it must really be a great flood.  Though our subdivision is considered a low lying area, my house never gets affected by the flood as we purposely have it elevated during the construction stage as we knew the danger that we have to face with countless typhoons in the Philippines year after year.  We've been in that house for about 10 years or so but we never get flooded at least, inside the house. So this recent flooding was least expected and my kids back home were not ready.  Some of our important documents got wet and everything inside the house was a disaster.  But I am still thankful that my family is safe.  Th…

My Love and Hate Relationship with the Internet

I am sharing this post from a guest blogger, no other than my teen aged daughter Mika. Please allow her to share her personal thoughts through this post and thank you very much for reading.
I am one of the many young people in this generation who was gifted to receive all the benefits brought about by the advent of technology.  It’s just so amazing how internet allows us to do many things in a snap.  It’s really a great relief to get me connected to my parents working abroad in just a click of a mouse, how I can research my lessons online in a matter of minutes, how I can order my basic stuff without going out of the house and get to know the latest updates from my family and friends through social networking sites like Facebook.  Indeed, technology has brought us into great heights and I really feel blessed to experience all these comforts which were not probably enjoyed by people like our grand parents, and probably our parents during their school days.
But I would admit that there ar…