Schatzinfinity: Ten years of marriage

#blessed is never cliche If I were to sum up the past ten years of being married to the love of my life, only one word comes to mind: GRATEFUL. That my husband and I are stronger together, and we’ve proven it to each other and to other people many times already. That we have […]

Of books and proposals: a post-Valentines Day post

Let us welcome 2018 on the blog with love, love, love! It was a heavy January (let us save this for later), but February is sure heartwarming. HeARTS month it is! So, here’s a little story about our engagement 11 years ago. — “Lord, a smart guy will do. Kahit hindi gwapo.” He gave me […]

Toy Kingdom’s Amazing Toy Expo 2016

Hooray! Been waiting for this event. The toy lover in me cannot help it. And great that it happens in my side of town. See you there! Toy Kingdom once again brings the most amazing gathering of toys in the Philippines in its Toy Expo 2016 at the 2nd Level of the SMX Convention Center […]

Masflex Cookware: Celebrating 25 years For the Love of Cooking

The Masflex brand recently celebrated 25 years in the Philippines. I received an invitation to join Masflex’s celebrations, and it was an afternoon filled with food, cooking, and some surprises. Products were displayed all over the venue. I was seated near the cookware displays, so I took this video: A video posted by Em Alcantara […]

Ariadne the Ballerina

I am a frustrated ballerina. Up to this point, I still wonder what if I took formal ballet as a child. I will never forget my ballet presentation in school, where we had a show in Folk Arts Theater, no less. My daughter, meanwhile, loved ballet, that it took us three years to ensure she […]

Consummatum est: Weaned from the breast

I really cannot think of any good title for this post. I just had to post this anyway: Aria is FULLY WEANED from the breast. From MY breasts, which nourished her with my own milk from Day One. No more breastfeeding, no more asking for “dede” to be able to sleep. Not even for comfort. Not […]

Seven years of marriage

Last month, my husband and I celebrated our Seventh Wedding Anniversary in a simple, meaningful, and love-filled way. November 8 this year was a Sunday, and we have church duties with the choir. We were really planning to ask for a prayer of blessing from our Rector, Monsignor Bobby Canlas, who graciously celebrated our wedding […]

Ariadne is Five

I still can’t believe I have a five year old already. Half a decade already with a lovely little girl who makes our lives brighter, more focused, and more blissful. Here’s a look back at her previous birthday celebrations. We wanted to keep everything simple for the little one, and I know that’s how she likes them, […]

Loving mommyhood

I never imagined I would love being a mother. For the past five years, my life had been crazy happy, and all because of a little girl named Ariadne. I love that we have so much time together, that we get to homeschool her. She’s now in Kinder and so far, she’s doing good. The […]

Express Yourself: an afternoon of fun, games, and learning for moms and kids

Last Saturday, August 15th, we were a few of the lucky ones to witness the preview of Disney Pixar’s much anticipated movie, “Inside Out.” But before watching the film, moms and kids were treated to an afternoon of learning and bonding through the Express Yourself Parenting Workshop, organized by SM Cinema and its official food […]