Yesterday was a special and big day for me spiritual-wise. Thanks to my mommy who never give up sending me to Sunday school and tirelessly bringing me to all church activities in relation with my First Communion activities. Took me two years total in order for me to be qualified to achieve this greatest milestone that happened yesterday.
Mommy congratulated me after receiving my First Holy Communion at St. Batholomew Catholic church on May 20,2017. Thanks to her because if it wasn’t for her perseverance and encouragement , I would have not completed this. Now that I am done with this, we can take it easy and relax. Hopefully, when we move out in the country we can find a Catholic church to go to so I can continue to receive my communion.
Anyway, here’s me receiving the Eucharist from the priest, it was fulfilling and this Eucharist will serve as food for my soul.
Second picture is a group picture of the first batch of communicants, another batch followed right after us! Congratulations to all these kids too!
Look what I did to my nails! Aren’t they beautiful? Mommy find my nails gorgeous, these are just fake plastic nails that’s been sitting in my drawer for so long. I was bored last weekend and thought it would be nice to try on these nails. They are pink in color, not my kind of color but it sure was fun putting them on. Don’t worry, people, these are fake nails I glued on to my real nails.
I found them awkward to wear so after just an hour I took them off pretty easy and fast. In fairness, mommy could not stop admiring my nails and my hands after taking photos of them. She thought I have long candle-like fingers that look like that of rich people that don’t have callouses in their hands. I hope mine will stay like that when I grow up and doing some hard labor using my hands.
I have been to Iowa once in my life during my early years here in America. Visited a friend whom I met in Manila during my interview in US Embassy. She was nice enough to invite me over to their place and saw what it looked like over there where she lives. It is nice, it’s in the countryside in Knoxville but I also visited Des Moines briefly. It is not as big as where I live but at least there is a guitar center des moines where musicians can go buy their stuff in Guitar Center physical store.
Mommy and dada have known in the past that I love visual art. I started with scribble scrabble when I was a toddler as I grew older my drawing progressed because I have parents that encourage me to draw more and be creative. They bought me pencils, colored pencils and a set of paint for art.
I do art when I am bored or when mommy don’t allow me to be on the tv. In short, painting is done when I’m bored. Pictured below is my latest painting using just my finger tips. Mommy found my art cute and attractive that is why she is taking a photo of these two for keeps. She especially like the “rainbow tree” as I call it. The trunk is her favorite because I make it look like it’s natural and detailed. Something she does not know how to do it.
Different people have different preference when it comes to shopping for clothing, foods, home goods and even musical instruments. One may claim his or her favorite store is this and that, others prefer going to musician’s friend because they think it is the best music store for they find tons of great selections of products, used, brand new or highly rated by customers accessories and instruments. I cannot blame those loyal customers who prefer the musician’s friend for there truly is real good deal on this site.
I love all kinds of animals including fish! Here’s me and my sister so amused of the little fish that uncle Mike bought for baits. They are so cute and want to keep them but then they slowly died. We had no choice but use them as baits and release those that we didn’t use rather than keeping them in a tight and small container and wait to die.
Mommy sees the fish and drooling over them. She said that she wants to make a soup out of these fish! That’s what she is always thinks of food every time she sees some fish. For me, I love them as a pet not for food.
Simple sugars hurt our health in more ways than one. Unlike complex sugars which can be found in dairy products, whole grains, nuts or fruits that are actually good for our health, simple sugars are detrimental to our health and are added to certain packaged products for the sole purpose of improving their tastes, appearance, and longevity.
Now we know what their purpose is, let’s look at how they are hidden and how much damage they can cause to our bodies.
The rate of added sugar consumption today is at an all-time high because most individuals simply don’t understand how they get there. Added sugars have been linked to degenerative heart diseases, liver failure, obesity and tooth decay. Try as we might to improve our diets and meet the basic nutritional requirements that are expected of us, somehow we still fall short because the enemy lurks within.
Sugar has been described as a “sweet poison” and rightly so because it does so much damage to our bodies; one teaspoon of sugar contains about 16 calories but no vitamins, minerals or phytochemicals. The WHO organization and the American Heart Association recommend we reduce our daily free sugar intake to less than 6 teaspoons per day. This is because they offer absolutely no nutritional benefits to us, but how can we possibly cut down our intake of free sugars effectively if we do not recognize the various forms sugars can take?
Here’s a great infographic that could really help you out; so next time you reach for a bottle of sweetened yogurt or a can of soda at the grocery store, you might want to take 1 minute to read the product information.
February 19,2017 was such a fun day for me and my entire family in the country. Avery, Texas is such a small town with only 482 population in it but it is way funner than living in the city because there’s so many things to do outdoors. One of the many things we can do while being far from the civilization is go fishing in a pond.
As determined as mommy to catch some fish, I successfully caught 3 catfish on that day, took me whole day to make it three. Mommy was my loud cheerer for catching my first one! I feel happy and fulfilled because you know fishing is hard work. You wait and wait for a long time and hope something will eat your bait.
If you’re reading this post, then congratulations on your pregnancy! Good news is you carry a miracle inside of you – a beautiful bundle of joy but the bad news is that you’re going to have to take it easy from now on. You need to get adequate rests so you do not hurt yourself during this period and stress the baby unnecessarily as pregnant women tend to lose their balance as they grow bigger. So no more abdominal crunches, shoveling in the garden, kickboxing or picking up heavy boxes, it’s time to take it easy now.
It’s common knowledge that pregnancy comes with a lot of aches and pains especially towards the lower back and feet; and as such, women would gladly welcome a dip in the sauna or hot tub. Experts say that’s not healthy for you or your baby as it could raise your body’s core temperature.
While we are on the subject of things to avoid you might want to include paint fumes, secondary smoke, caffeine (or try to keep this to under 300mg a day), aluminum, and alcohol. For foods, you should stay away from any uncooked seafood, unpasteurized milk, and raw eggs.
Do drink a lot of water during this period as expectant mothers tend to experience dehydration and constipation. Increase your intake of green vegetables and fruits as they are very rich in vitamins; stick to foods that are high in iron, protein, and calcium as they help with organ development in the fetus.
For more on nutrition, check out this infographic from Mid-Atlantic, we think you would find it quite helpful. Remember to let us know what you think.
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I have been religiously going to Sunday school for almost two years now. Mommy want me to follow the Catholic ways and be able to follow the sacraments they have. I almost quit and mommy keep encouraging me that I must continue because we are almost there.
She had me memorized the basic prayers which I did and also I had done my confession on January 19 of this year, it was a success and mommy couldn’t be prouder of me. It was easy, I tell you what. Undeniably though mommy was the one nervous for me but I did it. After confession, I did my penance. After this, we shall attend the first communion mass.
I hope mommy gets a day off her work so she can be there with me on this day. I am almost done with it. She said that I can stop going to Sunday school once this is all over. We shall see!