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Summer Escapades

January 29, 2011 Pearl 1

In a few months’ time, it would be officially summer here in the Philippines and people are busy looking for the best summer getaway for their families.  In my office, I’m part of the recreation committee in charge of the outing for my department, and right now, we are busy scouting for the best resorts that are within the budget of the staff, because although we have a subsidy from the company, we have to shoulder a certain portion in excess of the subsidy, so we have to be smart in choosing the right and affordable venue.  Planning for family Read More

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Too Early to Prepare for a Debut?

January 24, 2011 Pearl 4

It suddenly hit us that Izah is turning 18 next year, so, when I saw the ads about the Debut Fair sponsored by Weddings and Beyond, we decided to visit it to get some brochures and to have some ideas on the photo, video, venue, caterer, invites and giveaways.  I didn’t know that if we registered online, we would have a free entrance, so, since we didn’t do it, we paid Php50/head. Ironically, Izah wasn’t able to join us because she had to attend a school activity.  It was held at PICC Forum in the CCP Complex, and  since the Read More

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Time for the New Beginning

January 20, 2011 Pearl 0

The past year, 2010, has come and gone, and what’s left are the memories, both pleasant and unpleasant.  I always try to remember the positive things that happened to me, but I also make sure that I also remember all the negative things that happened, because I know that it is where I learned the most the value of life.  My family may not be blessed with so much material things, and we may be struggling most of the time, but I know that the most important thing is that we are together and that our family is intact.  We Read More

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How Do You Handle Your Child’s Negative Behavior?

January 15, 2011 Pearl 3

There are certain things that you can do to take control and stop being at the mercy of your child’s negative behavior.  Enforce discipline. Remember, children need rules. Be consistent so you don’t lose your credibility. Children also need to learn that crying is not a manipulative tool that will get them what they want.  Parents should also be aware of their own behavior. Giving in to a child when he is crying to get something or to avoid being disciplined, will only reinforce negative behavior. Don’t feel bad when you have to discipline your child. A fair and appropriate Read More

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Juicing for Good Health

January 10, 2011 Pearl 3

Last year, I bought a juicer for my family’s use.  I shared it in my post Fresh Juice for Good Health.  Since then, I’ve been using it only for carrots.  I haven’t been exploring the other possible combinations of fruits and vegetables, but last weekend, I decided to give it a try and dared to mix the following: 4 carrots 2 stalks celery 5 spinach leaves bunch of parsley 1 slice pineapple It wasn’t bad.  Well, honestly, after juicing the first 4 ingredients, I tasted it and it was bitter, so I decided to add the pineapple, and it turned Read More

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