We are on our 6th year. It seems a bit surreal that we’ve been married that long already, with only 4 years to go until our 10th year anniversary. Compared to veterans of marriage, six doesn’t seem that long, but it does to a young couple. I married when I was 25, and it was the best choice I remember making. Two days before the 19th, Perze came to the room, admitting how bad he was at surprises and how he couldn’t wait to give me his present. Already I was surprised because we had promised that we weren’t going to get anything for each other and spend on the girls for their One and Five :). After promising to close my eyes, I had already had a strong premonition that I knew what he bought me. I don’t know why, and I hadn’t stressed it, or hinted to get it for me, but for some reason, when he put the box in my hands, I instantly knew. I saw the MKors watch a month ago after a shopping trip with Michelle. I instantly fell in love with it, since I’ve been looking for a white watch, although not that […]
I’ve tasted some red velvet cupcakes before but when a friend gave me one special cupcake, there was something different about its taste that was set apart from the rest. It actually made me want to discover how to make red velvet cupcakes that taste similar to the one given to me. I took the cupcake and dipped my finger little by little, again and again, tasting it until I figured what was in the icing, until I finally knew. So I looked around for the recipe, an un-generic red velvet cupcake recipe and decided to make a cupcake cake. Yes, a cake shaped like a cupcake! Fortunately, I found the one version popular in England, and even more, my tricky older sister found the recipe for me for free! Since it was my first time ever making cupcakes, cakes, and esp. red velvet cupcakes, I was a bit hesitant and overwhelmed. I had no tools, whatsoever for baking, so I go-go-gadget my sister and borrowed her baking ware. With the help of some hands, even sometimes carrying a feverish baby, I was able to make a cupcake cake from scratch!!! You can tell I’m pretty proud of it, since, […]
El or Elohim – generic word for ‘God’ – over 2,500 times in the Old Testament (OT) – means strength, power or greatness – Elohim is plural and indicates intensity and hints at trinity El Shaddai – ‘El’ often combined with another word to describe God in more detail – El Shadai means ‘all powerful, self-sufficent’ ruler El Elyon – means ‘the God most High’ El Olam – speaks of God’s timeliness, often connected with hope and security. Jahweh – occurs in the OT 6,800 times – proper name for OT Israel’s God. Not used for pagan gods – verb “to be” (debated by scholars) Jahweh Sabbaoth – often translated “the Lord Almighty” Theos – greek word for ‘God’ – in New Testament about 1,000 times Kurios – Jahweh often translated meaning “Lord”
I found this. The left picture was the one I used for Emma’s invitations for her 1st birthday party, and the right picture is the one I used for Zienne’s invitations.
setting: on the drive home from sj. Emma: a boy kissed me today, tatay. Perze: don’t let boys kiss you emma. If a boy wants to kiss you, tell them that they have to kiss your dad, grandfathers, & uncles first.
I’ve been postponing this blog for quite some time now, almost a month. I do this every year…but this time, it’s like the seasonal chore of putting away the girls’ old clothes that don’t fit anymore. Zi’s birthday. Her 1st birthday was bittersweet. I just have such a hard time letting go of their infancy, but even if I don’t archive it verbally, I know the evidence is still there. Like traces of the wind, Zi’s progressive growth is in the subtle vessels of looks when I say ‘no’ or ‘give’, ‘kiss’, ‘hug’, ‘say this or that’, ‘sit’, ‘sing’, ‘high5’, ‘align’…etc. Not only is she physically growing, but her comprehension of words and commands are increasing, and even her mastery of certain speaking vocabulary is evident. She can say mamam, tatay, ate, that, uh-oh, ba-bay, hi, watsthat? She even starts to cry when I give her a stern ‘no’ to some desired act or object. Her birthday was spent rising early for church, something I was thankful for, since she tends to like music, and service is filled with songs. She tends to like praise and worship, singing along with full vocals, and then choir practice. That day was also […]