Moms For Life


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Personally speaking, who doesn’t love our mothers? Even if we get to hate them there is still space in our hearts that tells us to always understand them. To always remember every single thing they do just to make us happy, satisfied and as if there’s nothing that we could ever ask for more. Moms are always right there beside us. When we get to walk while remembering how they guided us in our first baby steps. When we are looking at the bathroom mirror thinking of how patient they demonstrated the proper tooth brushing. When we wake up every morning reading the first word that catches our eyes while reminiscing the moments they became our “first teacher”. Indeed, our moms are willing to do anything for we are their children and they have to take care of us until the end.

We show our love to our moms differently. In fact I am not the type who always tell “I love you, Mom!” when I’m about to leave home. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t love her literally. I can still express my love but, let’s say, in a more different way than the usual.

I admit I have this big fear of losing my mom physically. That one day will come, I suppose, and no one could ever stop it. That is why if we still have the time to hang out, have the longest chitchat and sell the most exclusive joke with our moms, then let’s take that as an opportunity for we will thank time someday for allowing us to do it.

Moms aren’t there for ever but all the good things they do for us will always stay forever.

My name is Laurence and I heart and salute all the moms in the universe! 😘

imagePHOTO: Me and my mom during my toddler days! 😉

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Me, Myself and I


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PHOTOSTORY:
What does the fox say?

The fox says:

Sometimes you are not the person you think you are.

How much do you know yourself?
How much do you believe in yourself?
How much do you trust yourself?
How much do you love yourself?

Do you know anyone who trust you?
Do you know anyone who believes in you?
Do you know anyone who always protects you?
Do you know anyone who loves you?

Do you want to know what others think of you?
Have you noticed if there is someone who hates you!
Do you have a friend (who you think is your best friend) who backstabs you?
Have you ever hurt someone you love?

These are just some of the questions that your brain is asking you everyday.
The questions are more likely to ask how you accept yourself, how you accept others and how other people accept you. Indeed, you are the only one who can really answer these questions. It is ONLY you who can manage your relationships to others. It is your life.

Happy Earth Day


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I dedicated this, one of my paintings, to our Mother Earth. In my own ways, I would like to show respect, sincerity and love to Her. I actually painted this one just today. The whole symbolizes Mother Earth. It is a “she”. The eye colors are green and blue. And the hair strands are dominant blue and green too. I covered the lower face with the hair. I wanted to emphasize here that the planet stays silent without any complaining into the harmful things people are doing unto it.

I admit I also happen to do harmful things to Mother Earth. But also like other people we learn from our mistakes and we know what is right and what is wrong. Let us remember that we get older and so does she. We have to take care of everything to protect our planet. Even in our simple ways like spreading the good news to our friends. It wouldn’t cost you to help sustain the beauty of the environment. So I ask you, what do you do to help protect our Mother Earth?

April 22, 2014. Today we are celebrating a global awareness of taking good care of the planet. But the awareness doesn’t only last for a day. It should last forever. HAPPY EARTH DAY, world!

New Year


2014 is coming. We may not know what will exactly happen next year but we already have the hope and initiative to fill it with good memories like every year that passes by. I actually wish for a better, more peaceful world. I guess aside from me, there are millions out there who have had their new year’s resolutions ready with a belief that everything deserves a change for better or worse. Happy New Year and may God bless everyone.

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Bookmarks For Life


BOOKMARK

Defined as a marker for finding place in a book, is such a beautiful tool and accessory that helps us to always remember what page or page number is our reading so far.

Let us look closely. A bookmark is also a good marker in life.
An average person of an average age has the average number of these bookmarks of his life. What are these markers? These are the memories that we count on every time we need to be alone for a while and reminisce special moments in our life. These are permanent markers to keep our lives meaningful and worth it. It’s more likely to say, we can never forget these memories because these were already part of us and nothing can take it away from us unless amnesia knocks on the door or likewise. But memories will stay forever even if we do not recall.

Fraction of Love


At first, love comes from you as a whole. That you almost love nothing else but yourself because other people, especially your parents, are telling you to love yourself first.

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But as time goes by, you easily learn to love others. They tell you that they care for you and that they love you. So, you give your love in return.

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In the end, you always give them your love to the best that you can. Suddenly, you almost forget to love yourself. You forget to leave some part of “love” which you have reserved for yourself. It’s just that it is too late now to retrieve what you have lost. It is also too late now for you to realize, that sooner or later, you will only have nothing left but an empty heart.

Look at you now.
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Some Faved Filipino Dishes


Here are some famous Filipino dishes that you would mostly encounter during birthdays, Christmas celebrations or any other important events, or even served everyday as requested by the family. These are also only some of the most favorited Philippine dishes that are gaining popularity and demand for centuries.

Most historians say that because of the 333 years of colonization of Spain, there has been great influences when it comes to food, whether on how Filipinos would like it to be cooked, served, likewise. And until today, you wouldn’t want to visit Philippines without tasting some cream of the crop.

In my case, here are my top five favorites.

20131013-095823.jpg1. Sinigang. This one must be the finest because the fact that it has the soup is very important. In this picture, I cooked it with some shrimps and green vegetables. The tamarind is the key ingredient to achieve the desired taste.

20131013-100311.jpg2. Pichi-Pichi. I know every region in the country has a different name for this dessert. Well, the most important part when you taste this is the balanced sweetness between the jelly-like layer and the coconut shreds.

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20131013-100501.jpg3. Pancit Palabok. I admit this is one of the favorites when it comes to noodle dishes. The best palabok has a home-made noodle with it together with the well-mixed and delicious sauce. The best part is when it’s filled with various toppings like fried pork, pork chicharon, shrimps, spring onions, boiled eggs and a lot more. Make sure you squirt some lime to balance the taste.

20131013-104935.jpg4. Fish Paksiw. For me, my mother knows the perfect ingredients to cook the perfect paksiw dish. In this case, bangus or milkfish is used and is mixed with some eggplants, ginger, onion, spices and vinegar and just let it simmer.

20131013-110420.jpg5. Adobo. This is the “most famous” Filipino dish served in the world! Because of its few and simple ingredients and ease to prepare and to cook, many cannot believe that the taste is very flavorful. For your information, it is just cooked with soy sauce, choice of meat, spices, onion, garlic and vinegar. Also, because of its popularity, regional versions of this adobo dish has spread out. Some cook it with coconut milk. Some cook it with fish sauce. Some cook it with bayleafs or even with pasta. It just depends on how you would like it to be cooked and served.