Posted in Family matters, Our little man, Parenting style

Happy Tuesday

It’s Tuesday and that only means one thing, long weekend is waiting for me!Hooray!

Here’s the thing while everyone was off last Thursday, I, on the other hand was working due to our deadline. If you are working on the publishing company you know how important the deadline is!There is no holiday when it’s time for us to go on press ..poor me!

Anyhow, I will have lots of time catching with the little boy! He’s been sick for the past few days. Imagine our fear when we found out last Wednesday that he’s chilling with 39.9 temperature!We gave him rectal suppository right away and went straight to Zulekha hospital. Daddy A paid 50 aed for the registration while I and little A was on the triage.The nurse on duty were very friendly and attentive except for the pediatrician. Maybe because little A was so cranky and crying the whole time. Pero di pa din excuse yun di ba..dapat pedia ka kid friendly ka!
The pedia checked him and ordered for Dexamethasone shot. She also said that little A needs to nebulized with Ventolin. Must be the cold weather that makes him sick.

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I can’t even begin to thank little A’s prayer warriors! After 1 week of being sick and into medication now he’s better!

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He even asked me to prepare mask for him…He’s RED POWER RANGER daw..

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My little superhero!

I used brown paper courtesy of Mc Donald’s paper bag for the mask…Isn’t he’s so cute?

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Again, thank you so much for all the messages and prayers! Love you guys!

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Posted in Conversation with Little A, Our little man, Parenting style

That’s Be Careful with my heart

We don’t have cable at home but lately we’ve been watching teleserye from ebenta.com.
I don’t normally watch with little A being around but with the trending topic of harana ni Sir Chief to Maya. Sorry I’m just a fan!! Nanood agad ako!Haha..

(While sitting on the couch and watching)

Little A: Why Sir Chief is sad?

Mommy: (Nagulat) You know Sir Chief? You know this? (referring to teleserye)

Little A: Yes! Be Careful with my heart!

Wahaha.. Maya!Ikaw na ang paboritong yaya ng lahat!

Posted in Our little man, Parenting style

Mommy why are you doing this!

While eating dinner

Mommy: little A after eating you will drink your medicine ok?

Little A: I don’t have fever mommy, I don’t want my medicine!

Mommy: You need to drink the antibiotic so that no more cough.

Then he started to cry and whine!

Mommy: little A that’s not for me that’s for your health for your complete recovery!

Little A: (with all tears and mega crying)
I drink medicine already and then now I’ll drink again! Why are you doing this to me mommy! Huhuhu

Oh my gosh! I wanted to laugh! Panalo sa punchline! Pang Best Child Actor tlga! Parang inapi ko na sia..

Posted in Uncategorized

Teaching bible verse to kids ( 2 Timothy 1:19)

This has been a very busy week for us. Aside from the fact that the weather is getting me sick.Super lamig!

Actually because of it I was downed again with colds and flu. In fact,last Tuesday we went to New Medical Centre – Buhaira for consultation.

The doctor prescribed Cefuroxime tablet (500 mg) to be taken 2x a day for five days along with Sinecod syrup and anti-histamine. I am also drinking warm water with lemon to soothe my throat. Sakit sa lungs ng ubo ko at parang hinihiwa ang throat ko everytime im coughing

I know I should not complain about this sickness dahil mas marami pang ibang me malubhang sakit. Kaso di na ko makatulog sa gabi. Can you pray for me,please.

On the positive note, I want to share my passion. Our Kids Ministry.

Our lesson “Born for a purpose”. Can you guess who amongst the bible characters we studied? It’s none other than the very brave Queen Esther.

Our aim is that the children will understand they were not born by accident, but for a purpose.

For some who doesn’t know Queen Esther – Esther was a beautiful young Jewish girl who lived in Persia with her cousin Mordecai.  God had a plan for Esther’s life, even though she didn’t know it from the beginning.  The King of Persia wanted to marry a beautiful young woman and make her the queen of the kingdom.  When King Xerxes saw Mordecai’s cousin Esther, he fell in love with her.  Esther married King Xerxes and became the new queen.
One of the king’s helpers, Haman, hated Mordecai because Mordecai would not bow down to him. Haman convinced King Xerxes to make a law that Mordecai and all the Jewish people should be killed.  King Xerxes did not know that his beautiful young queen was a Jewish girl.  When Mordecai heard the new law, he sent a message to Queen Esther, asking her for help.
Even though the King had not called for Esther and she might be punished, she bravely went to see the king. Esther invited the King and Haman to a banquet.  There, she told the king that Haman wanted to kill her and her people.  King Xerxes was angry with Haman and made a new law to save the Jewish people.
Esther’s bravery and trust in God were part of God’s plan to keep his people safe in Persia.

Our memory verse was from 2 Timothy 1:19. God saved us and called us to be his own people. It is a simple verse and I came up with an easy craft to help ease the memorization of the verse. I am looking forward to seeing their excitement about this lesson.

I always am looking for ways to peak their interest from the minute they walk into the door.

Who wouldn’t love to be King and Queen. I gathered all my materials and traced king’s crown using cartolina paper. Once I am happy with the results I wrote down the memory verse and asked the children to decorate their own crown.
Let the Royalty begin..

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Teaching Children the Bible is an Honor.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Posted in Weekend escapades

Oplan: Lusaw Taba

This is ain’t about New Years Resolution..

Trust me, I was extremely motivated by hubby and little A.

After few meters of running..

Me: I’m so tired little A

Little A: you can do it mommy,you should!Go and run!

And I am happy to share my weightloss goal. If papayat nga kami..hehe

Let’s start on a positive motivation…

“Oplan Lusaw Taba”

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Posted in Cook's Nook

Cook’s Nook – Beef and Pork Nilaga

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The weather has been very cold lately. And in times like this, you just want to have a hot soup and some chunks of meat and vegetables to go with the hot steamed rice.
Pork Nilaga is one of the staples in our table because of the rich broth gives the dish a full and flavourful taste.

Nilaga is so easy to cook, really.With all the basic ingredients like pork or beef, potatoes, pechay, carrots or corn if you like then you’re ready to give it a try.

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Posted in Cook's Nook

Cook’s Nook: Ginataang Alimasag with veggies

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If you love seafoods and coconut milk, this is the perfect combination! You can also substitute crabs with either shrimps or mussels. With this recipe I added sitaw (long beans) and kalabasa (squash) and I personally like my kalabasa kind of soft and mushy.

Veggies are always at the bottom of the list of my favorite foods.However, there are dishes that are exempted to the rule (talagang me rule..lol!)

So here’s the recipe of my two favorite vegetables in one dish.  It is a nutritious, creamy and delicious dish that is best served during lunch or dinner with hot steamed rice.

Ingredients

3 medium cooked alimasag
a pinch of salt
2 tbsp. cooking oil
2 big cloves garlic, crushed
1 thumb size peeled ginger, minced
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 squash or kalabasa (deseeded/peeled/cubed)
1 large can (about 400ml.) coconut milk ( i used fresh coconut kaso matrabaho at masakit sa kamay)
1 1/2 tbsp. fish sauce (patis) or you may substitute shrimp paste
2 pcs. green chili finger, chopped
pinch of pepper

Cooking Procedure:

Wash and steam the crabs with a pinch salt in a casserole for 5 minutes.
Let cool and cut into halves. Set aside.
Heat oil, sauté garlic, ginger, onion and cook till onion slices are translucent.
Add the squash and coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Season with fish sauce.
Mix in the cooked crabs and chopped green chili finger.
Simmer until squash are softened and cooked , about 5-8 minutes.
Season with pepper and serve hot with rice.

Have a blessed Sunday everyone!