Wednesday, March 30, 2016

One Proud Partidonian

Maundy Thursday, I was cleaning upstairs and sorting-out some old stuff when I stumbled on this valedictory address.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Gabi’s Drawing 101: Sharks

Gabi became fond of sharks when he is 5. He started to draw by simply copying them from books. I started collecting his drawings only when we started homeschooling (when he is in Grade 2 at age 7).

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Art Time: Bleeding Crepe Paper

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picaso

I was thinking of art activity for my homeschooler and I’m just glad I can always run to Pinterest for some ideas. 

Last Saturday, we made Bleeding Crepe Paper Art using materials available at home.

We used left-over crepe papers and water to make colorful prints.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Photography by Romel

Photography has become hubby's other favorite thing. I shared before he got interested in graphics and layout.

He started using a bridge camera and by God's grace, we were able to buy our very first DSLR when we received our severance pay. I didn't hesitate when he said he wants to buy one because he has been praying for it and I can see that he really wants to take it seriously. Besides, who doesn't want good quality photos? (wink)

With that, hubby, has been the event photographer in the family and even in some of our Dgroup events. You would notice he is often missing in some pictures, but that's the cost of it, right? :)

To further his photography skills, he recently enrolled in Shaw Academy and completed the Diploma in Photography.

The Shaw Academy is a professional training and higher education institution dedicated to making the highest quality, practical education accessible to all.

He took Basic Photography, although he knew the basic already thru YouTube tutorials. He got a really good deal from Metrodeal (actual price is really costly)!

This April, he will be covering a major event of his life (yes, it's his major). He will be the documentation head in the upcoming Unconditional Retreat 2.0 and I'm really excited for him!

Here are some of his shots.


Monday, March 7, 2016

Unconditional Retreat 2.0

"Men are from Mars, women are from Venus"

Men and women are wired differently. We were created based on our God-given roles as husbands and wives. No wonder there are misunderstandings along the way. As wives, we want our husbands to act the way we want them to be. We even try to change them in order to pattern our own expectations which often resulted in frustrations.

Last year, we have been privileged to attend a marriage enrichment retreat. It was our first as a couple and we were one of the facilitators for the breakouts.

Our team

Saturday, March 5, 2016


When I started to understand and internalized my biblical role as a wife and mother, my conviction was to be at home with my kids, parenting and teaching them while they are young.
"And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Origami in Action

We introduced origami to our eldest when he was about 5. Our goal at first is to divert him from playing gadgets or watching too much TV. 

Heart Origami for Mother's Day