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It’s the Last Quarter of the Year So I Thought I’d Share Some Random Stuff

octoberTime flies too quickly! I’ve got a million project that I want to do but unfortunately, I only have at least 15 waking hours a day. I wish I had 36 though… it’s almost the end of the year and I plan to finish my Interior Decorating Course before the year ends. Yep, you read it right. I’m taking an online class since I can’t afford (financially and schedule-wise) to enroll in a local design school.

ashworthWhy Interior Decorating Program and not Interior Design? Well, I love decorating, naturally. I think there are enough interior designers in the country and I want to tap a niche market. What that is, I will talk about in another post. Haha! Sorry for the tease. :) Anyway, I’m on the third part of my course  and I really hope I could spend more time studying and researching. And when I say research, I mean on field and not online.kenyaANNNND this month, Kenya is turning ONE! A couple of her teeth finally showed up, Hooray! A few more months and I will have a little bit of freedom. I still haven’t decided how long I’m going to breastfeed her exclusively though.

That’s it! I just want to keep a positive outlook this month. The past few months are quite stressful. Hope you’ll have a productive last quarter!

Very, Very Long Time Ago, I Got A Chance To Be An Art Teacher…

Hey guys, I just want to share this because I’m feeling quite nostalgic. Hehehe! I received an email notification earlier in my Gmail account regarding a new follower on my really, really old, already-forgotten blog Samu’t Saring Pintura. It was a very short-lived blog about teaching painting to the kids in SOS Village Iloilo and holding a week-long fundraising exhibit in SM Iloilo.

Reading through my blog made me miss those children. It was almost six years ago and I wonder if some of them still have the passion for art. We haven’t been back to Iloilo for years and I hope one summer, I could teach another batch of kids.samutsariPlease click the image or the link above to read my one-time gig as an art teacher. Haha!

 

Beginning of A Family Tradition

Hubby and I are self-proclaimed beach bums. Our first Boracay trip was in 2007 and it was a memory we would always cherish. For four days, we did nothing but lounge by the beach getting a tan, only going back to our lodging after dinner. We would wake up early in the morning, have a couple of bread from Julie’s Bakeshop and 3-in-1 coffee for breakfast. Once a day, we would indulge ourselves with something really good like chili garlic prawns, butter garlic king crab and grilled lobster.

Three years later, we came back to the island with our 16-month old Bryce. Having a toddler meant going back to the lodging after lunch for a nap and sleeping no later than 9 pm. Meals were interrupted with either bottle feeding or untimely diaper change.  The worst was when Bryce pooped in his swimming shorts (no diaper) while we were enjoying our chili crab with our hands. So appetizing!

And now four years later, there are four of us! Boracay is no longer the same when you’re lugging two kids under 6. We still love the beach, of course, but we surely miss out laid-back moments. Well, I guess we have to wait a few more years before we could take another vacation sans the kids…

Anyway, we decided that this will be our official family pose! Haha! We will try to go back to Boracay every 3 years to take a photo and watch the kids grow and us, get older. I wonder, if  grandchildren would be included someday…family pic2

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