Category Archives: Personal

Reminiscing

I couldn’t believe I wrote this seven years ago. My daughter successfully graduated from college and is already working:

I accompanied my daughter to school for the freshman orientation yesterday. I was thankful that the school allowed parents to enter the auditorium and listen to the orientation. The event was well-organized and concluded on time. The resource persons have explained well the mission and vision of the school. Important things new students need to know were presented through an audio-visual presentation. The students seem excited about the co curricular activities they can participate in besides the activities in their academic program. And just before the program ended, one of the speakers advised the students that in order for them to be successful in their studies, they need a lot of hard work and prayers.

June 14 is World Blood Donor Day

In January 2016, blood transfusion saved my life. If not for kind hearted relatives who were willing to donate their blood, I wouldn’t be here today.

I had a bad case of endometriosis and adenomyoma back in 2014. The bleeding and pain became unbearable in the latter part of 2015. The doctor suggested dilation and curettage (D&C) to check if the bleeding could be addressed by the procedure. I needed blood transfusion first. Luckily, my cousin’s wife and nephews were able to donate blood before the procedure took place.

My problem though didn’t end after D&C, but I’m thankful there were good people who shared their precious blood to save my life.

Image by Ahmad Ardity from Pixabay

Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure to remove tissue from inside your uterus. Doctors perform dilation and curettage to diagnose and treat certain uterine conditions — such as heavy bleeding — or to clear the uterine lining after a miscarriage or abortion. — mayoclinic.org

What is World Blood Donor Day?

Want to be a donor?

Not too late a gift

I know it’s a little late to check for a Mother’s Day gift but hope to still get one for my mom who will be celebrating her birthday next month. My mom loves pants and blouse but I’m thinking of giving her cute dresses for a change. You’ll never see her go out wearing a dress. Besides the fact that she doesn’t own a new one, she said it’s comfortable to move in pants. While I agree with her, I guess it’s about time that she adds a dress to her wardrobe. A white long sleeve maxi dress is a good choice for mom. However, the dress that I pick for her will need to get a little seam since my mom is petite I don’t want her to look like wearing a gown.

Also, mom will be delighted to receive a dress on her 77th birthday, which will be a few weeks from now.

And while I’m hunting for a dress right now, I’m looking for an outfit that matches my mood right now. I saw this v-neck super heavy silk double crepe dress at Kis. This dress is a classic piece that you must add in your wardrobe.  You don’t need accessories if you’re wearing something like this because it looks elegant. Even if I can’t travel at the moment, I can still wear this outfit while working at home. I have to look presentable in front of the computer while having a meeting with the boss online.

If ever travel ban is lifted, I would most probably hit the beach. You’ll probably catch me wearing not this dress but a flowing chiffon dress (I saw one at Kis) and a hat. And of course sunblock is on top of the travel must have to protect us from excessive sun exposure.