21 July, 2011

How Do Moms Deal With Letting Their Pre-Teens Go?

What I mean is, letting go of their little boy that now doesn't want to have anything to do with them.

Teenagers -- they are going through certain phases where parents are cut off. It's like they are trying out their wings now. I think it's a testosterone thing.

Here are some suggestions on how to handle your pre-teen..

- Try not to treat him as a child.
- Just be there for him.
- Respect his privacy.
- Don't come off as spying. It may just push him farther away.
- Give him his space, but make sure you know exactly where he is and who he's with -- check in with phone calls and make sure he does the same.
- Good communication is always the key.

In my case, my 11 year old boy.. he was my baby, but when he started talking, he became my little buddy.

(I do not own the photo)

10 July, 2011

Are You Still Complaining?

If you think you are unhappy, look at them.

If you think your salary is low, how about her?

If you think you don't have many friends...

When you feel like giving up, think of this man...

If you think you suffer in life, do you suffer as much as he does?

If you complain about your transport system, how about them?

If your society is unfair to you, how about her?

Enjoy life how it is and as it comes..

Things are worse for others and is a lot better for us..

There are many things in your life that will catch your eye but only a few will catch your heart.. pursue those..

Are you still complaining?

Observe around you and be thankful for all that you have in this transitory lifetime...

We are fortunate, we have much more than what we need to be content. Let's try not to feed this endless cycle of consumerism and immorality in which this modern and advanced society forgets and ignores the other two thirds of our brothers and sisters.

Share this without any obligation or expectation in receiving good luck. Let us complain less and give more.
(I don not own the photos)

05 July, 2011

1959-1961 Class of Hen. Pio del Pilar Elementary School

Hen. Pio del Pilar Elementary School started way back in 1911 with only two-rooms. The wooden building was named after the hero, General Pio del Pilar, who was a resident of the place.

Below photos were taken on 1959 and 1960 respectively. I borrowed them from my mother with the thought of sharing them via this blog. She recalls her hometown with lots of trees, wooden houses, no pollution, etc.. Their main transportation were calesas and karitelas pulled by horses.

Fee free to post your insights. Thanks!