before you have a baby

This made me think. As a mother, do I actually do this? Then I realize that I am doing what some of the things written here. I wanted my daughter to be like me. A better version of me. I guess this is wrong. i had to recognize the reality that she could never be me. I am a product of all my life experiences whereas she is a product of her own experiences that she encounters in her daily life. That also includes me and everyone else she comes in contact with. The environment plays a huge role in developing our humanity. It’s really not just the genes. Our choices vary because we will never have the same perception over our experiences (unless you’re also me). A wonderful read to start my Sunday morning. Thanks, writeamuck!

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I’m not a parent. And I have no plans of ever becoming one. But that doesn’t mean I don’t understand the concept.

And I have a question for those considering bringing another living, breathing, tiny human into this world: Will you love it?

You could have a boy. Or you could have a girl. He could be short. She could be tall. Attractive or homely. Smart or slow. Quick-tempered or easy-going. You could have a child who’s mentally handicapped. Or blind. Or deaf. Your child could be gifted. A prodigy. A genius. You could have a boy who likes boys. A girl who likes girls. A boy who wants to be a girl. You could have a child born with no clear gender at all. You could have a child born with extra toes. Or one eye. Or no hair. Or terrible, incurable diseases. You could have a great athlete. A talented…

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Recommended Reading: I Thought My Father Was God

A wonderful collection of short stories. I hope to write more like these, someday.

The Daily Post

In April 1946, Theodore Lustig was discharged after serving three years in the army in World War II. Heading home on a train to New Jersey, he had grand plans for his new life. First, he bought a white shirt: a symbol of his return to a normal routine. The next step? Finding the girl of his dreams: his high school crush.

In his very short piece — “What If?” — he writes:

We got on the same bus — hers — and sat together reminiscing about the past and talking about the future. I told her of my plans and showed her the shirt I had bought — my first step toward making my dream come true. I didn’t tell her that she was supposed to be step two.

What If?” is just one story among the 180 true stories in I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales From…

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The Inspired Medium

For the past few days, I have accepted the fact that I’m crushing on someone. It’s nothing serious and nothing will definitely happen to make it anymore than a crush. However, I’m super thankful that I have one. He is no one special except for the fact that I get super happy to see him and be with him. I don’t actually go looking for ways to see him but it just so happens that our paths do cross once in a while. When it does, I feel giddy like hell. 

Having a crush has its ups and downs but the thrill of the other person not knowing how he makes you happy is kind of pleasant in its own way. Ironic, isn’t it? The real score is I don’t even want to let him know that I am crushing on him. It would make things complicated and I pretty much like it this way.It’s safer and when it eventually dies a natural death, there would be no one else who would know it but me and a select few.

So for the last two weeks, I have been floating in the air and have been feeling all the usual turmoil of dread and excitement when I see him. It’s super fun!!! I love this feeling.

The last time I felt like this, I nearly asked the guy out. But true to my cowardly nature, I backed out and nursed my crush in secret until it went away and he hooked up with another girl. 

Oh well. Life’s like that. 

I don’t know what’s going to happen next week or next month but I will never forget how awesome it is to have a crush and be all inspired to look good everytime we might possibly meet. I sing songs of pining and longing and it’s all good. I got so inspired that I even got to making a melody for our psalm today. Having a crush really moves me to start singing and writing love songs. This is good! For all you know, I might as well write a new short story to accommodate my bubbly thoughts of him and me!

Crushes, you are all so underrated. You have probably inspired me and others more than you’ll ever know.-Crush-quotes-37014054-500-375

The New School

10393964_543203595810523_1701061522085377668_nIt has been quite sometime since I last blogged. A lot has happened. I’m now teaching at a new school and Heaven started nursery at a new school near our house.

It’s a totally new experience for both of us. I’m half scared for Heaven and half-thrilled that she’s now learning a lot of new things at her school. I’m also half-jealous over her attachment to her new teachers but it has faded over time.

MY new school is simply a whole new experience. I’m still adjusting to everything. The travel time (about 2 hours), the dust, the non-existent faculty room (I have settled at the school canteen), new co-teachers, a new principal, new responsibilities (I’m the Glee Club moderator and School Canteen records keeper) and tons of new students.

However, I’m having a blast! Thank you, Lord for this new opportunity to serve You through this profession.

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HOTTEST volleyball player on anime!!!!

So today, I found the time to simply blog. Because I’m happy and because it’s exam week so I’m sort of relaxing. Hehehehe. I just finished watching Haikyuu episode 18 and it was amazing! I’m totally hooked on this anime. Although I don’t play volleyball, the anime has peaked my interest in actually trying to play the game during our intramurals. 🙂

I end this entry with a few photos of the update moi. Enjoy!

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Tres Marias!

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winning BEST IN TALENT during the Nutrition Month celeb at her school

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work mode!