The Best Gift

Once again, I would like to share an email from my friend Charry. Here it goes..

Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts that they were able to give to their elderly mother.

The first said, “I built a big house for our mother.”

The second said, ” I sent her a Mercedes with a driver.”

The third said, ” I’ve got you both beat.” You know how Mom enjoys the Bible and you know she can’t see very well. I sent her a brown parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took twenty monks in a monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years but it was worth it. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse and the parrot will recite it.”

Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks.

She wrote to the first son, “Milton, the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house.”

She wrote to the second son, ” Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home all the time, so I never used the Mercedes…..and the driver is SO rude.

She wrote to the third son, ” Dearest Melvin, You were the only son to have the good sense to know what your mother likes. The chicken was delicious.”

If you fell down laughing, then you probably enjoyed the story as much as I did. I will be sharing more of her and my other friends’ funny emails.

And it’s weekend again! Time flies so fast. Tomorrow it’s Christmas once again.

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Taboo?

Or it isn’t?

As sequel to what I wrote in Sa Aming Wika, “Hayyy, Salamat sa Diyos!” I would like to reiterate that there is nothing wrong (socially, or culturally) when a woman conceives in her middle age. I had heard talks that it is shameful to be seen conceiving when a woman is already in her 40’s or 50’s.

Contrary to other people’s belief, I do not see anything taboo when a woman conceives in her 40’s or 50’s, carrying the fruit of her love. If an unwed mother (no offense meant) can have her baby and can strut on the road unmindful of what everybody has to say, what more of a middle-aged legally married woman?

What must be the primary concern is the woman’s health if she decides to go on conceiving even when she is already in her 40’s or 50’s. A woman should be at her best during pregnancy. It is important that each pregnancy be planned, that is, both husband and wife agreed to have the baby, and is physical, emotionally and financially prepared to have the little angel (again).

Some retrogade folks can sometimes influence a woman’s decision on getting pregnant. Their primitive views dictates the taboo. Foolish talks and unfounded beliefs, therefore, of shame and taboo should not be entertained. A woman should consider her well-being and that is what is important.

But what a relief! 🙂

Taboo?

Or it isn’t?

As sequel to what I wrote in Sa Aming Wika, “Hayyy, Salamat sa Diyos!” I would like to reiterate that there is nothing wrong (socially, or culturally) when a woman conceives in her middle age. I had heard talks that it is shameful to be seen conceiving when a woman is already in her 40’s or 50’s.

Contrary to other people’s belief, I do not see anything taboo when a woman conceives in her 40’s or 50’s, carrying the fruit of her love. If an unwed mother (no offense meant) can have her baby and can strut on the road unmindful of what everybody has to say, what more of a middle-aged legally married woman?

What must be the primary concern is the woman’s health if she decides to go on conceiving even when she is already in her 40’s or 50’s. A woman should be at her best during pregnancy. It is important that each pregnancy be planned, that is, both husband and wife agreed to have the baby, and is physical, emotionally and financially prepared to have the little angel (again).

Some retrogade folks can sometimes influence a woman’s decision on getting pregnant. Their primitive views dictates the taboo. Foolish talks and unfounded beliefs, therefore, of shame and taboo should not be entertained. A woman should consider her well-being and that is what is important.

But what a relief! 🙂

Wrap up

I cannot help myself but sneak some time off from the busy schedules this week just to check on my blog and some of my favorite blogs and to reply to some comments.  It was a busy week.

The first day of the week was Daryl’s birthday.  We celebrated it the day before so it was Sunday when we bought Han Pao Chicken and Yang Chow Fried Rice, and Dolor’s pancit palabok, puto and sapin-sapin.  I made sure that the foods that will be served are those he loves to eat.  Dinner was served with baked liempo with cream and mushroom coupled with vegetable soup.  He so loved the refrigerator cake after the main course.  He was overjoyed and cannot help but say, “You really prepared foods that I love!”  I think he had already forgotten a sad experience the other day prompting him to write this.

The days that followed were preparations for the surveillance audit.  When it rains, it pours.  There are so many concerns, all sorts, which crammed each day.  But everybody and I managed to be well out of something that has been bothering us for weeks.  There is only a minor deviation and some opportunities for improvement. Thank God!

Wednesday was Kay’s long-awaited day because that is the only day available for her to fulfill her dream of participating in the Longest Painting.  It is being held at SM North Edsa.  The painting she made below was done with water color in a 1-meter wide canvas.  There are no sponsors available now so one has to pay according to the size of the canvas.

It is such a nice feeling that somebody confides to you.  I feel great that there are people who trust me with their personal concerns and secrets. It gives me a grand regard of myself.

You can try Alba’s Home of Spanish Food and Cooking.  Paella Negra tastes good although I was really hesitant eating it at first.  Thanks to the coaxing of the bosses and I was persuaded to give it a try.  It doesn’t taste bad at all, especially with the sweets afterwards.

And now back to blogging…

Wrap up

I cannot help myself but sneak some time off from the busy schedules this week just to check on my blog and some of my favorite blogs and to reply to some comments.  It was a busy week.

The first day of the week was Daryl’s birthday.  We celebrated it the day before so it was Sunday when we bought Han Pao Chicken and Yang Chow Fried Rice, and Dolor’s pancit palabok, puto and sapin-sapin.  I made sure that the foods that will be served are those he loves to eat.  Dinner was served with baked liempo with cream and mushroom coupled with vegetable soup.  He so loved the refrigerator cake after the main course.  He was overjoyed and cannot help but say, “You really prepared foods that I love!”  I think he had already forgotten a sad experience the other day prompting him to write this.

The days that followed were preparations for the surveillance audit.  When it rains, it pours.  There are so many concerns, all sorts, which crammed each day.  But everybody and I managed to be well out of something that has been bothering us for weeks.  There is only a minor deviation and some opportunities for improvement. Thank God!

Wednesday was Kay’s long-awaited day because that is the only day available for her to fulfill her dream of participating in the Longest Painting.  It is being held at SM North Edsa.  The painting she made below was done with water color in a 1-meter wide canvas.  There are no sponsors available now so one has to pay according to the size of the canvas.

It is such a nice feeling that somebody confides to you.  I feel great that there are people who trust me with their personal concerns and secrets. It gives me a grand regard of myself.

You can try Alba’s Home of Spanish Food and Cooking.  Paella Negra tastes good although I was really hesitant eating it at first.  Thanks to the coaxing of the bosses and I was persuaded to give it a try.  It doesn’t taste bad at all, especially with the sweets afterwards.

And now back to blogging…