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Soccer Mom Meets July

Soccer Mom Meets July

July is going to be a busy month. I am officially a “soccer mom” chauffeuring kids from summer school to soccer, swimming, piano, and soroban in my metallic purple Honda Odyssey. That’s on top of my two leadership courses in MA Management and a doctorate in Candy Crush Saga! I was thinking perhaps we could … Continue reading

Things A Father Would Do for His Children

Things A Father Would Do for His Children

April 14-20, 2013 is Week of the Young Child with the purpose of focusing the public attention on the needs of the young children and their families and the early childhood programs that meet those needs (naeyc.org). When my active duty wife was on an extended deployment overseas, I was left to care for our … Continue reading

The Smell of Freshly Baked Pandesal

The Smell of Freshly Baked Pandesal

I feel the gentle taps on my legs as a voice whispers my name, “James… James, son… it’s four o’clock in the morning.” As far as I could remember, my father would always wake up this early. Β He would sit up on his bed and with his head bowed he will proceed in a deep, … Continue reading

An Afternoon Gaiety

An Afternoon Gaiety

When I picked her up at school today she seemed okay. Actually, she was great! She was excited to tell me (not ask) that she invited her friend to come over to our house tomorrow – her very first visitor since we moved to our new place a couple of months ago. Jasmine was happy … Continue reading

Goodbye For Now

Goodbye For Now

As I am writing this blog, I am also watching the live stream of Bishop Leo Soriano’s retirement service being held in Nueva Vizcaya. Philippines. A group of male singers clad in purple shirts was singing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” …. At he end of the storm Is a golden sky And … Continue reading

Another year!

Last night at work I was showered with many wishes from my team. In reply, I also greeted everyone “Happy Birthday!” This morning as I dropped my kids off to PrimeTime before-school program, my daughter asked why I keep on saying “Happy Birthday” back whenever people greet me. I just smiled. It has been a … Continue reading