While having dinner one time together with my 3-year old daughter in one of the leading food chains, a little girl sitting next to our table suddenly lost grip of her drinks causing the soda to splash down to the floor. Accompanying her were two older ladies, I presumed one of whom was her granny. Like any normal reactions, the older lady sitting next to her scolded her in quite bigger voice, big enough to cause others to look at their way. She even threatened her to call the guard. The reaction of the child was really scared. So scared that she stand behind the chair where her granny seated. Their other companion just continues to eat, while looking, and perhaps, listening to the other lady who continued to threaten the child that the guard will soon pick her up that they need to leave ASAP if she doesn’t want to get caught. The little girl cried (maybe out of fear) that when they are ready to leave, she gripped her granny’s shirt as if she was really scared of someone.
What I just witnessed made me realize something. I have two super hyper kids (5 & 3) and I am crossing my finger that the little one (8 months old baby) will grow up more tamed than her elder siblings. I often blow my top whenever they misbehaved. My son moves a lot, he cannot lay still in one position. He really loves to play and run. His younger sister imitated him. Most often than not, I keep on scolding my son in a manner where most stressed out Mom would do. I yelled at them, spanked them, and sometimes, even push them outside the door. Yeah, I did that twice to my son. But I didn’t say I love what I did. Because the truth is, every time I did something harsh to them, I cried thereafter. It made me wonder how cruel I could become to them if I will not learn how to control my temper.
The issue of discipline is very crucial for a Mom like me who talks a lot more than my hubby. I almost do all the decisions at home. That is why whenever I tend to loose my temper, he just keep quiet. He pacifies my children from crying when I cannot control myself anymore.
But after that one incident in the food chain one afternoon I realized that scolding our children, yelling at them, spanked them will do more harm than good to them. Although I let them understand afterward why I spanked them, still it is not a good sighting. Am not saying that, we, parents, should spare our rod. But the place of discipline should be discreet, not in public, because young as they are, they deserve some respect.
Call me old school
Call me traditional
Call me conservative
But that’s me. Partly I am millennial, partly I am ancient.
Almost everyday I am surrounded with my millennial students. I almost memorize their language, their moves, their get ups, their likes as well as dislikes. Suffice to say, If I am to compare the youth now and then-there’s a huge difference! And teacher as I am, I felt obligated in correcting anything they do or say that I find quite unbecoming. I have this prying eyes that easily get distracted when I saw something that is unfitting. That is why I often speak what’s on my mind. And because of that I am oftentimes MISUNDERSTOOD.
Change is coming indeed! We just bade goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017. People from all walks of life desire nothing but the best as the new year unfolds. As for me and my family, we are just thankful to God for His unfailing love and faithfulness. Since Christmas break is over, we are now heading to the realities of life- back to work and back to the place where our skills and expertise are badly needed. But then, all of these are just necessary in order for us to live our life the way we wanted it to be. That short holiday break have somehow gave us new inspirations to work harder in order to enjoy the fruit of our labor when the year ends again. That inspiration would even become better memories if we were just able to create memories by way of recording videos of those crazy and jolly moments that we’ve enjoyed together with our family. As we all know, people are very much into creating memories and sharing it to the whole wide world through the social media. Furthermore, social media may not be the only way of preserving those memories- people can also try using audio recording with the use of apollo duo or any recording medium to capture those karaoke singing sessions and a whole lot more. Indeed, it is such a good feeling to go back down to memory lane once in a while.
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When dining out with my hubby, I love places that has live band or acoustic performances. We are quite blessed because there are so many diners here in our place that offers nightly live bands. I had a friend who used to be my classmate too way back in college who performed live in a certain bar. She said performing live isn’t easy. The performer should prepare a lot of songs especially that some customers will have a request. They have to prepare old and new songs. Of course, getting the right lyrics is also very important. I understood when some performers have sheets in front of them which has all the lyrics that they need. It’s good thing that with the advance technology, they can use gadgets like their iPad or tablet for the lyrics of the song. And of course, along with that technology, they also need the new system of airturn bt 105 hands-free page turner which allows the performer to control their screen devices wirelessly and discreetly.
Now, isn’t it amazing?
Latest technologies, latest discoveries and almost everything about latest updates, you can find and read it in social media. I have nothing against it, however, I am just a little bit scared of the effect of social media to the future generations.
Yes, it is true that signing up in any social media platforms has its terms and conditions (if I am not mistaken). And it was clearly stated there that one must be 18 years of age for him to sign up. However, such term became rubbish. Ask my three nieces who are still in grade level, they all have facebook accounts and I just cannot blame them. Facebook is open for 18 years and above only yet they have fb games that are meant to be played by, well, young minded. Again, there is nothing wrong with that. However, how can we protect the little ones from the harmful influences brought by social media? One can post anything on twitter, facebook and other social media accounts without any restrictions. Though one can report anyone posting anything inappropriate as a spam and can block the user but again, it has to be visible first on the wall which is possibly already viewed by the public before it can be reported as spam and blocked. I am not sure if you get what I am trying to say, or even aware about reporting the post as spam and blocking the owner.
My only point here is that, can facebook and other social media platforms assign anyone to act as administrator who will evaluate the post/pictures if it is appropriate or not before it can be visible? Well, with the different languages that we have and with so many socail media account users around the globe with different nationalities, it is somewhat impossible. Or maybe, the least thing that we could do as a parents is by going back to the basic- delimit your children to the usage of social media websites. I guess, that is realistic in every home, but I cannot really tell if such guidance can still continue even in school. Social media is good if and only if being utilized to share good things and inspiring stories only. However, social media is also an avenue that wreck happy relationships, the medium for bad influences and gateway to satisfy selfish interests.
I can only hope for the better.
By the way, I took fb as an example because it is the most popular so far (based on my own assessments) among children under 18 years of age.
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Can you still remember such reminder being uttered to you a dozen times by your loved ones especially your parents? As for me, yes. My Mom always reminded us before (back when I am still underage LOL!) to avoid talking to strangers especially if very suspicious looking person. It is indeed better to obey because we just don’t know anymore whom to trust to these days.
A lot of horrible things happened nowadays. You can hear about little girls being molested by an addict guy, a high school beauty being gang raped and the list could go on. By just merely thinking all these things I cannot help but worry for the future of my kids. All I could do now is to pray always for their safety. If our world isn’t that safe anymore right now, how about tomorrow and in the near future? How I wish I could find a particular place where people lives in conscience and respect for their fellowmen.
But as for now I could only say one thing for everyone, Don’t talk to strangers and be safe always. Or why not take this advice?
I am thankful enough how my Hubby uses his skills to glorify God. Aside from being the sound technician in our church, he also initiated the recording of all the sermons of our preacher. Once the recording is done, he spend time editing the audio by deleting all those words uttered repeatedly and he will also put some soft music in the background. However, since he is just using our laptop in recording, there was an instance once wherein all his recordings were gone. A problem occurred in our laptop that it totally deleted the recording file that he did one particular Sunday. I told him he should have some sort of a backup for all his recordings or better yet he should use a separate audio recorder to ensure that all his record files will be safe and such problem will not happen again. Wish I could have enough funds to buy tascam dr40 handheld digital audio recorder so he won’t have a hard time also bringing our laptop every Sunday.
By the way, all his edited preaching audios can be downloaded through Sound Cloud just type BLESSED HOPE on the search box.
Because of the unpredictable weather these past few days, cough and cold seems to invade humanity. These are the contagious diseases that I hated the most to affect my babies and yet it really does. But whenever my babies got cough and cold, I do not give them cold or cough medicines anymore. Before, I gave cough medicine plus antibiotic for my baby boy but I realized that it could cause an adverse reaction to him so I stop. Right now, I just continue giving them Vitamin C with Zinc. I read from an article that zinc can cure cold and even flu. Studies show that zinc have effects against viruses. It may not help preventing my babies from cold but at least it will shorten cold symptom duration. By the way, I gave them Ceelin Plus with Zinc. Health is my number one priority for my family.
Take care everyone!
Being an Architectural Drafting graduate, I truly appreciate great architecture designs. However, building our houses following a standard architectural designs can be too costly especially now that the construction materials are really expensive. But, being creative can do so many wonders even if you knew only a few about architectural standards. I was indeed fascinated with this house built by a very creative father. He designed this fairy tale home for his family. Oh by the way, have you watched that movie of Shreik? I guess it is where Simon (the owner/designer) got his idea.
All pictures are credited to him (the owner):
This is the floor plan:
And this is the exterior:
But there’s more in the interior!
And wanna know the Architect who built this amazing creation in just FOUR MONTHS? None other than the owner himself!
I wish I could have the same home design though it is quite impossible to build such kind in the city. But in fairness, the fairy tale home is indeed a great masterpiece!