Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pray and Attend Holy Mass at St. Padre Pio Chapel - Libis, Eastwood

After a meeting last Friday, April 11, 2014, I went straight to St. Padre Pio Chapel in Bagumbayan, Quezon City (Eastwood area). I was really overwhelmed that finally I was able to say a prayer, ask His grace to have another child, a daughter, and also offer our intentions.

The chapel is so serene, a perfect sanctuary to get closer to GOD and feel His presence.

In this season of Lent, let us devote more time to communicate with GOD as we move closer to Him, enjoy and love His creations, and most of all, let His will be done.

We trust in YOU, our Heavenly Father. We know and we claim that our healthy, smart and lovable princess, our daughter Eiea is on her way, in Your time.

Thanks be to GOD.

In prayers and in faith,

Mommy Mai


Saint Pio of Pietrelcina Chapel 
RER Compound 188 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C-5) Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City, PHIL

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

“Pray, hope, and don’t worry! Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer. Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God’s heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips but with your heart. In fact, on certain occasions, you should speak to Him only with your heart.”

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Grab a Regent's Yasai Today - We Love Yasai

Yasai is a must-try. Grab yours today and fall in love just like us. Yum! 

Hubby and I have a new snack buddy - Regent's Yasai vegetable-flavored snack. Nakakaadik ang sarap, siguro dahil kakaiba at hindi nakakasawa.

Though we still eat chips and crackers in moderation, we see to it that Regent's Yasai is a must-have in our shopping cart.  For only Php 13.00, you could be able to enjoy its exquisite texture and flavor that are complemented by its perfect crunchiness and its sweet and spicy taste. 

Available in your leading supermarkets nationwide.

Ingredients:
Potato Starch, Potato Powder, Sugar, Vegetable Shortening, Iodized Salt, Vegetable Powder, Soy Sauce Powder, Chili Powder, Monosodium Glutamate


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Batch 2014 Graduates - Congratulations! Eieo is In!

March 2014 - This is considered to be the perfect time to reap the fruits of your labor and hard work, the best time to reward and express your gratitude to your loving parents. Another milestone, continuing life's journey to live it to the fullest and to become that 'someone' you've always wanted and prayed to be. 

March 25, 2014 @ 8 a.m. - Eieo's Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Ceremony at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, Sta. Rosa, Marilao, Bulacan

Truly, graduating pre-elementary (a.k.a. preparatory, kindergarten, casa) is more of a milestone than an accomplishment. Seeing him happy and proud of what he has learned and achieved is far better than his being a top student. Seeing him with his friends at school and inviting them to come over our place to play and for him to share his toys have been some of the perks a mom and a dad could ever experience as their kiddo is having so much fun at the preparatory school. And most of all, the 'unsolicited' good feedback and remarks from his teachers, fellow students and even other parents are really music to our ears.


Eieo humbly takes pride of his achievements even at his very young age. Oh well, they say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and in this case, we know that our little prince is on his way. Good job, son! Thank you for always making us feel blessed, happy and proud. Dad and I have always felt our worth and we both know that we're doing a great job - all because of you. 

Eieo is a gift from GOD... and so we continuously share our blessings to the world even in our own little ways. To GOD be the Glory! 

Hopefully, GOD will bless us with another kid, a daughter, Eiea ... and this will surely make the three of us very happy, the happiest family ever. 

Anyway, we would also like to greet my dearest BIG sons and daughters in the academe, BSE 4A and 4B, MQAPCians, congratulations on your graduation. You all made it! xoxo

You will all be in our prayers for we are with you in spirit and in faith. Remember what I always tell you - Be blessed and be a blessing, be inspired and be an inspiration, and most of all, always pass the good deeds on. 


Love lots,

Mommy Mai


Monday, March 17, 2014

Juice on Philippines - Juicing Fruits and Vegetables to a New You

I joined 'Juice on Philippines' and began my healthy sips of these very nutritious and refreshing drink - the Filipino way.

From its FB page: Juice On Philippines is a community that inspires others to get into the habit of juicing fresh fruit and vegetables. This page envisions an active and lively discussion with recipes, tips and stories from like-minded people.

As I wish to conceive and stay healthy, I look for many ways to make things work for me naturally. And one of them is this - juicing fresh fruits and vegetables.

You have to try them, too.   :-)


Mean Green
Malunggay
Camote Tops
Celery
Green Apple
Cucumber
Lemon
Ginger

Love Potion
Grapes
Strawberry
Watermelon

Big C Buster
Carrot
Red Apple
Orange
Turmeric

Max Booster
Malunggay
Calamansi
Cucumber
Red Apple
Squash

Heartful Delight
Watermelon
Red Cabbage
*lemon or ginger

Power Juice
Sigarilyas
Chayote
Kamias
Red Apple
Squash
Turmeric

VV Surprise
Pechay
Cucumber
Pineapple
Ginger

Divine Dreamsicle Juice
1 apple
1/4 pineapple
1 sweet potato
4 – 6 carrots

Happy Heart
Banana
Papaya
Beet
Carrot

Healthy Living Juice
Green Apple
Chayote
Cabbage
Lemon
Cucumber

Morning Joe
Pineapple
Watermelon
Ginger

Other options:
KKK recipe
1/6 pc. Kalabasa (Squash)
1/2 pc. Kamatis (Tomato)
1 pc. Kiwi

Broccoli Juice
4 carrots (smaller)
6 strawberries
1 broccoli stalk





Cheers to a healthier and happier you!
Let's drink to that - the healthiest and yummiest juice ever!

Love lots,

Mommy Mai

PS. All recipes and photo credits respectfully go to Juice on Philippines. 

Visit its FB page today and see how it tends to help us all grow, live and stay healthy - changing our diet and lifestyle. 

Juicing fruits and vegetables has never been this easy and oh so yummy. 
Refreshing, indeed! XOXO


Monday, March 3, 2014

Pray, Work and Love - Let's Pass the Good Deeds on

Hubby and I have been an inspiration to many lives - even in our own little ways. Yes, we have been passing the good deeds on since day 1 and sharing our blessings to others. And we know that Eieo is a gift from above, fruit of our labor, reward for doing acts of kindness, and many others. He is indeed God's blessing, such a great bundle of joy. We couldn't thank God enough for giving us such a wonderful kiddo - smart, bibo, loving, adorable! 

Getting pregnant is very hard for me since I have PCOS, hormonal imbalances, ovulation disorder, etc. And since I have been undergoing several baby dancing work-ups and activities (i.e. medications, therapies, etc.) - all these things just to conceive again and be blessed with another kiddo, a daughter whom we'll be named as Eiea.

After rigid consultations with my Ob-Gynecologist (a specialist in high-risk pregnancy, infertility and pregnancy loss) and a year of regular, bi-monthly check-ups and ultrasounds, hubby and I finally decided to engage in Chinese alternative medicines and routines (i.e. fertility acupuncture, ventosa, massage, etc.) - these sessions shall be done at least once or twice a week. Though each session may be really expensive, we are willing to invest in these activities just to have Eiea (with God's grace). All for Eieo's happiness and for Eiea.  :-)

To know the good news, please see details below for your information and reference for we have found great people to help us and to extend their expertise and guidance in our desire to bear another baby, our unica hija.


Sr. Regina Liu, SMIC
St. Francis Health Care Clinic 
#19 Panay Avenue, Quezon City Philippines
Telephone: 02-373-5503
Mobile: 0917-541-5464
Email: shengrongliusmic@yahoo.com.ph
Sr. Regina Liu (Chinese name is Shengrong Liu)

Wellness Sanctuary Clinic - Binondo
3/F Lucky China Town Mall, Binondo, Manila
720-9015

Wellness Sanctuary Clinic - Wilson
Wilson St. Cor. P. Guevarra, Greenhills, San Juan (Beside Asiatrust)
748-8109

Wellness Sanctuary Clinic - Makati
Makati City Ansa II Bldg. Rm. 203 Pasong Tamo, Makati City
729-1528

God bless us all.

xoxo,

Mommy Mai

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What Eieo Prays For - a Gift of a Little Sister

EIEO Prays for EIEA

Every time we see Eieo praying,
Hear him saying, wishing and hoping
 Soon a little sister on Mommy’s tummy
… such a beautiful baby, a gift for me and daddy.

In tears, hubby and I would kiss him and pray the same,
And yes, Eieo wants Eiea to be her name,
… baby shower, everything is ready,
all your stuffs, even your soon-to-be favorite teddy.

Eieo’s short prayers and never ending wishes that soon,
we’ll paint our sanctuary with rainbows, stars, sun & moon
simply make mom and dad, happy and proud…
for receiving life’s greatest blessings from our Almighty God.

Adding our home with another bundle of joy,
A baby girl please… an answered prayer of our little boy,
Wishing that soon we’ll be laughing and playing with our two kids,
And for now, a precious daughter is all we need.


E-I-E-A
To GOD be the Glory!

Please come down, little angel. 
Your mom, dad and brother are all waiting for you, 
so excited to see and kiss you. 
Eiea, please come home.

Lots of love,
Mommy Mai

02.19.2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pope Francis Might Visit Leyte - Bless the Philippines

It has come to our knowledge that Pope Francis plans to visit the affected areas of Typhoon Yolanda. Read the news HERE.

On Wednesday (January 29), a Philippine archbishop announced the possibility of a visit from Pope Francis – a gesture that would be well-received by the nation’s more than one million Catholics.

“The Holy Father might just come,” Archbishop John Du, who is based on the Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-ravaged island of Leyte, told The Inquirer. “There is a plan but there is no calendar yet [for this possible visit]. But we are praying for it.”

This is such a blessing and good news to many of us especially to our brothers and sisters whose lives have been greatly affected and changed by the incident. Being victims and survivors, they all need extra, special love, care, understanding, support, and of course, prayers.

And since Pope Francis has plans of visiting Leyte, hubby and I will also come there not just to pass the good deeds on but to also experience the blessings the Pope has to give. With much excitement and joy, we will see to it that this one in a million experience would give us not just pride and honor but also the blessings and grace of God through our dearest Pope. And yes, we would continue becoming a blessing and an inspiration to many lives. After all

How we extended a helping hand? Please read it HERE and HERE.

Be blessed and be a blessing!

With prayers,

Daddy Ren and Mommy Mai


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vhong Navarro, Deniece Cornejo and Cedric Lee - OMG!

Vhong Navarro’s issue is found, heard, and seen everywhere. And this really pissed me and my hubby off. There are lots of more important matters to report and talk about.

All we can say is enough. Let justice take its course, the truth shall prevail, after all.

God bless.

Here are some information, news and stories to clear things up and for you to see things objectively.

Feel free to click the LINKS and enjoy. Happy reading!


Vhong Navarro Breaks Silence, Buzz ng Bayan Full Interview - Full Transcript




Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2nd Jesse Robredo Youth Leaders Camp - February 2014


Jesse Robredo Youth Leaders Camp 2013

2nd Jesse Robredo Youth Leaders Camp

Open to ALL College Students

Review the poster, qualify, submit the requirements, and be one of the Jesse Robredo Youth Leaders. 

Join the loop and make yourself a good, effective and smart student leader. Aim high and excel.

Deadline of applications is on January 10, 2014.

Click HERE for more details.

For more information on how to apply, interested applicants can send an email to jmfryouth@gmail.com.

Visit their page today. 
The 2nd JMR Youth Leaders Camp is scheduled on February 7-9, 2014.

The camp aims to inculcate in the hearts and minds of the young leaders the leadership values and principles that the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo had stood for and had lived out. And that ultimately, the youth leaders become inspired and empowered to be agents for change in good governance towards nation building.

Cheers,

Mommy Mai


Friday, December 13, 2013

My 30th Birthday at Its Best - A Loving Message from my Husband

My hubby and my kiddo made my big day - the happiest.  :)
What else can I ask for? All I can say now is - Thanks be to GOD.

December 13 - I've just turned 30. December 14 - Hubby and I will celebrate our 11 years of being together; 11 years ago when I said YES to our self-proclaimed 'May-December' love affair and began our happy journey to life.  December 16 - We will celebrate our seven (7) of being a husband and a wife - the day that started our journey to life as ONE, blessed by GOD and loved by His people. 

Our life together has always been the happiest, the most blessed one. Oh well, not because it really is it but simply because that is how we see it and we want it to be. Our marriage is 'extraordinarily unique' for not all husbands and wives would do the things we do, talk about the things we discuss during our pillow talks and meals together, hang out to places that we usually go to, and many others. Ours is simply the best and  yes, the happiest (at least for us and our families/friends). 

Yes, modesty aside, we are grateful to GOD and it feels really overwhelming to hear people appreciating our marriage and our 'relationship' ... 

Oh wait, we are not perfect and so as other marriages out there but we know it is in God's eyes, in the eyes of the people closest to our hearts, and most  of all, our own eyes as well as in the eyes of our unico hijo, Eieo

We would forever be thankful and grateful to God for blessing us with a happy marriage, loving families, good friends, and a wonderful life. Waking up each morning in between my two boys, my dashing 'debonairs' makes me appreciate and live life to the fullest. 

Here's my loving hubby's message to me on my 30th birthday (as posted on his FB account) : 


It's her day today... The woman who makes me realize my importance; my number one fan and my strength. She who never gives up on me and accepts me despite my weaknesses. The girl who always inspires me to do my best and asks me to pause for a while and to relax at times when I'm discouraged and depressed. Nevertheless, my lifetime partner and my wife who has been the very reason why I'm very much thankful to God.

This was the sweetest and most touching birthday message/greeting I've ever received this day. And a post that has gotten hundreds of 'likes' and 'comments'. Many shared their thoughts as to how sweet it is, how lucky I am and how blessed we are as a couple.

My replySuch a lucky girl. I am so blessed. This is so sweet, Dad. Wasn't really expecting to read a very sweet message from you, was so surprised and deeply touched (in tears and kinikilig). Very overwhelming, Dad! Love you ALL more and always. Thanks be to GOD. Living and spending a lifetime with you, Eieo, Eiea (in HIS time) and all - PRICELESS. 

I also intended to thank all the people who, in one way or another, have touched and moved our lives...

To our big sons and daughters who are now yuppies : Thanks for the kind words, the love and all. Our family is yours too so always remember that our home is also yours. Worth it lahat ng love and TLC na naiparamdam namin sa inyo. 

As I always say, saying thank you is good, expressing your gratitude is better but passing the good deeds on is simply the best. We are so blessed to be an inspiration and a blessing to many lives. We miss you all so much! GOD speed. To GOD be the Glory!  :)

To all : Thank you very much and may the Good LORD bless us more and always.

WE ARE SO BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING AND AN INSPIRATION TO MANY LIVES.


Thanks be to GOD! Happy Holidays!

xoxo,

Mommy Mai