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Maligayang Kaarawan Tatay

Note: This post is roughly translated to English for non-tagalog viewers, if there’s any 🙂 Sa aming tatay na linggo-linggo nag uuwi ng chico, mansanas, at orange nung maliliit pa kami (nag work sa manila,lingguhan ang uwi,minsan pagitan isang linggo). To our father who’d weekly brought home box of chico, apple, and orange fruit while … Continue reading

Turning 36

Today i turned 36. It’s just a number, what made this day significant is that lot of people expressed their heart’s contents which are genuinely tear-jerky. Your greetings melt my heart. Being away from my family amplified the longingness. My wife asked me about my wish. Well, just like every family man would wish, I … Continue reading

Life as we know it

When life turn its clock on your favor, you can’t help but be grateful of each sweet opportunity in the table. Truly the end will justify the pain it took to get you here where you want to be. Allow me to share with you God’s plan unveiling right before my eyes. Character development Gone … Continue reading

Sharing with my Son’s Happiness some 7k+ Distance Away

My son just turned 4 this year. Being away from my family as an expat, I took comfort on sharing with his happiness the best that I can – thru webchat. See below how far away we are from each other 😅   And of course I posted online thru facebook, which garnered hundred reactions. For … Continue reading

Cry Me A River

For the past few days, I feel emotionally vulnerable. I knew homesickness is kicking again. It’ll be a matter of time before I snap and hug my cold pillow to sleep – soaking with tears. Tonight, it just happened. I’m watching youtube videos when I stumbled into a momshie’s channel (American Mom if I’m not … Continue reading

Coping up with Homesickness

Tell me a person who can honestly say that he/she had overcome homesickness, and I will be needing very badly his/her advice. There will come a time when tears will just roll down your cheeks without you noticing it, and you’ll feel the pain upon realizing it. Homesickness attack – it is definitely real. I … Continue reading


The moment when you feel so happy being with your loved ones, then it’s about time to part ways because well, obviously have to work. This geographical separation isn’t ideal. You’ve got to have such mental toughness and tender heart to weather the storm. If there’s one lesson I’ve learned is that I can’t do … Continue reading


Love is, i can say, Longing to go home, but stay, patiently wating. #haiku


My boss felt sorry for me. He is saddened by the idea of me staying away wth my wife and son to work. He asked me how long I intend to continue this setup. I replied “two years,” doubtfully. It’s never easy to be away from your family. One of my life’s regret is not … Continue reading

Quality Time

I share with your joy, Seizing each fleeting moment, Right before my eyes. #haiku approach inspired by Sheryl

Dad’s Journey

Every journey is never easy. It takes more than a desire to move forward. Drive, passion, dedication, name it. Bottom line is, you’ve got to have that to separate yourself from merely an enthusiast.  My journey as dad started one year after quitting my day job. Being an expat, I have to give up my … Continue reading

A grateful father

  As me and my wife are conversing with my flight bound to abu dhabi, my son did not pay attention to me. He’s busy playing with his toy jollibee. Before retiring to bed, his mom is training him to pray. My safety here abroad is one on his prayer list. Little did we know, … Continue reading