Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Posted on April 15th, 2010 by by AmyMD

Finally, it’s over!

Ever since my child was born, he had this deformity (sorry, he does not want me to say it) that went with him. Yes, it is inborn. The specialist in PCMC (Philippine Children’s Medical Center) where I gave birth recommended the operation when my boy reaches 2 months old. But I just can’t bear the […]

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Posted on April 4th, 2010 by by AmyMD

Post-lenten thoughts

During the Lenten celebration this past week, I noticed that many of our neighbors were noisy. They shout when they wanted to, sang with their karaoke, listened to loud music even on Good Friday. As I stood on my window to take a view of the highway, many vehicles passed by carrying with them their […]

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Posted on April 1st, 2010 by by AmyMD

Homemade bangus sardines

I don’t know if going meatless on Holy week is still being observed by many. But we do. My entire family including the kids observe the tradition. The only difference now is that we are at home and not in Bicol. We used to travel to the south and stay with my in-laws for the […]

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Posted on March 18th, 2010 by by AmyMD

Modern toys for modern boys

When I was a child, my parents do not spend too much (or nothing at all) for my toys. I remember spending most of my free time in our backyard playing with kids my age. During summer vacations, afternoons are spent playing “bahay-bahayan” where we put up tents made of newspaper or old sacks. One […]

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Posted on March 14th, 2010 by by AmyMD

Project: Making the vine climb the trellis

The arbor is made of metal. This used to be covered with net housing the orchids underneath thus giving them shade and protecting them from the sun’s heat. But that was long ago when my mom used to love gardening and she stays in this garden for long hours. And her orchids were really in […]

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Posted on January 26th, 2010 by by AmyMD

Setting Priorities

I remember when me and my husband were just starting life together. I was responsible for everything in the house from cleaning the house and the backyard, doing the laundry, cleaning fishes freshly bought from the market, cooking, and all the little things. Life was so simple then and I enjoyed every moment of it. […]

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Posted on October 16th, 2009 by by AmyMD

We received relief goods

So many typhoons had passed before us. And even if we hear from the radio or watch it on television, not a single pack of goods has reached us. Not until this time. The other day, a pack of relief goods containing a kilo of rice, two packs of lucky meat beef mami, and a […]

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Posted on October 12th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Pangasinan floods

One week before floodwaters hit Pangasinan, the people here were already preparing for the worse to come. Grocery stores were filled with people, long lines in paying areas, and empty shelves especially in the canned goods areas. That was when typhoon Pepeng had its first landfall in Cagayan on October 2. Classes were suspended then […]

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Posted on September 13th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Its discipline

After the first quarter grade was released in my kids’ school, many who used to be PHLs (Principal’s Honor List) did not make it. The lists from all the levels are conspicuously trimmed down to almost half. It is the result of giving quizzes (sometimes unannounced) in lieu of mid-quarter exams. I had expected it. […]

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Posted on September 10th, 2009 by by AmyMD

Ralph is now 8 years old

Eight years ago today (September 8), I delivered a healthy baby boy via caesarian section at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) in Quezon City. Why so far when I live in Pangasinan, you might ask. It is because I truly believe in the ability of my OB-Gyne. And in addition to that, most, if […]

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