Sunday, April 27, 2008

Message to my unborn child

Dear Sage and Sabine, Sage wants the new baby to be a BOY while Sabine is praying for a GIRL. Basta kami ni Mommy, we hope he or she will be very healthy and strong, we hope that Mommy will stay healthy and strong too.

The lines below are from a cult classic, "Cocktail." Tom Cruise was asked to recite an impromptu poem while serving drinks in his own bar. His pregnant wife, Jordan, sits among the crowd.

"If Jordan gives birth to a fine Irish son /
There will be Cocktails and Dreams for him one day to run /
A business that will yield the financial windfall /
To be franchised in every suburban shopping mall. /
If a daughter arrives to bless our clan /
I guess the shit will finally hit the fan /
But this I shall promise thee /
I'll never let her marry a guy like me. /
Still if our child is the naughtiest of girls or the wildest of young men /
I swear I'll be the best dad I can
And never ever get spooked again."

Honestly, if you are gonna be a Boy, I'll take a leaf from a Denzel Washington Movie...

"Treat all girls like Princesses. Because that's what they are."

Baguio 2008

Dear Kids, These were taken during our visit to Baguio.

This is "Doglas" a mine's view park regular attraction. But it's the first time we had our pictures taken with him.

Sage and Sadie Navigating what will always be to me the Wine-Dark lagoon of my childhood.

Wright Park horseback ride with the Yaya.

Dominican Hill. I took the wrong turn and ended up in the Groto.

This was what I was looking for at the Dominican Hill.

We were able to check our emails inside (among other things.)

these pictures were taken inside Nazarene Bible College's White House where we stayed for 4 days and 3 nights (through the courtesy of your Ninang Joy)

Your Mom's favorite spot is where we can see from the window the whole La Trinidad Valley below.You picked strawberries later in the valley.

We call that window our 120-inch TV, the one I was referring to in's blog

"Sa Umaga ang gandang panoorin ng sunrise, sa hapon makikita mo ang fog as it rolls in, at sa gabi may fireflies. Swerte kami nung Friday evening, bigla nalang may 10minute fireworks. Front seat kami."

Her silhouette against the 2 "TV screens"

Monday, April 21, 2008


Dear Sage, you're having voice lessons at Center for Pop Music and your voice has improved a lot. One of your favorite songs so far is "The Greatest Love of All". It's the song you sing onstage during music class

Now we are watching High School Musical 2 and you are planning to study how to sing this song...

Gotta Go My Own Way Lyrics

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Big Tummy

Dear Sage, Some kids call their Dad "Big Daddy"

you call me... (I'll let you type it here)

BIG TUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(You are the one who typed the text, I just highlighted it in RED)

Now, just a few minutes ago, I heard Sadie call me that too

BIG TUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(You typed this one too while I was helping Sabine)

We are blogging from downstairs. On the sofa. Kasi may wifi na kami! And we can even blog kahit nasa garahe tayo....



Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Sage With Honors

We went to Miriam today (Yesterday, 4/8/8) to get Sage's report card. ALL Her grades in ALL subjects are marked OUTSTANDING!



Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Sage said this stolen shot was taken by Sabine. Looking back, it's very poignant. It was a beautiful day. I wish I could hold on to it. 

Happy Birthday Manuel IV!!! (April 1)

Boing is the favorite cousin of Sabine. He is seen here welcoming a celebrity-guest to Bigsound Cabanatuan.

(From Left, first row) Manuel Jr., Nita Fajardo, Dominic, Myka, Justine. (From left, Second row) Kristie Kenney, Manuel IV, Kitkat.

She may not be as hot as Dana Perino, the current whitehouse press secretary, but Boing (Manuel IV) likes her... and her name is only one letter away from "Kennedy"

Letters to my kids about their childhood adventures

To Sage, Sabe, Sade & 3Stan

To Sage, Sabe, Sade & 3Stan