Category Archives: Bahay Pinoy

The invisible sisters of Manila

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | Written by

Blue, pink, yellow, and green splashed my eyes. The monobloc table-turned merchandising display setup at the Lopez Memorial Museum was abloom with crocheted bags and wallets of various colors and designs. Body bags were at the left side, some with striped patterns, embellished with a flower accessory or two. Two women were rearranging stacks of pouches of all shapes and…Read More »

bored kids

Mommy, I’m bored

Friday, 29 May 2015 | Written by
bored kids

:// se some rights     The first thing that comes to mind, when children are bored, is that they have to do something, and that would most certainly involve spending money – buying food, clothes, gaming consoles; or spending time with friends out of town Let us try to take the hard-earned peso out of the equation, because that…Read More »

GOOD FRIDAY

Bakit “good” ang Good Friday at sari-saring kuwentong Holy Week

Thursday, 2 April 2015 | Written by
GOOD FRIDAY

HOLY WEEK, PENITENSYA, AT MASS MEDIA Para sa maraming Pilipino ang Holy Week ay synonymous with “bakasyon,” “beach,” “trip,” “halo-halo,” “tag-init,” atbp. Pero sa mga pumili — o napilitan — na mag-stay sa Metro Manila o sa bahay nila sa buong linggong ito, at sa mga batang lumaki sa radyo at telebisyon noong 1960s to 1990s, ang Holy Week ay…Read More »

alternative course

For the not academically inclined: Consider technical and other alternative courses

Monday, 30 March 2015 | Written by
alternative course

PJ was diagnosed as having Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified or Autism, when he was a child. Although he had difficulties with the academic subjects, he was persistent to learn. He underwent different therapy services to help him develop his skills to hone his potentials. He is now a licensed librarian at one of the universities in Metro…Read More »

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Graduation and the Pinoy family

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | Written by
graduation medal

It is that time of the year when all roads lead to schools and other big venues to celebrate graduation rites. Our family celebrated this milestone last week when our youngest graduated from elementary school. After a few weeks of preparation, a turn-over ceremony with the fifth graders, a baccalaureate mass and inter-faith celebration, their graduation day came too soon.…Read More »

Parenting

Parenting, Pinoy Style

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Written by
Parenting

For many Filipinos, parents are seen with a somewhat confusing dichotomy: while they are, short of one’s life partner, the most beloved of people in one’s life, they can also be the ones who can embarrass you the most, or be the ones that you would practically consider as your worst enemies – if they weren’t your parents. Now, most…Read More »

matchstick

Kumakayod man o nakatengga, Ama, lumiyab ka!

Monday, 1 September 2014 | Written by
matchstick

Maisasa-larawan sila bilang punong mandirigmang mahaba’t puti ang buhok, balot ng peklat-tattoo tanda ng daan-daang digmaang nakapag-uwi sila ng pugot na ulo ng kanilang katunggali, kulubot ang balat, saradong balbas, kidlat na titig, at ugong-sigaw na nakapagpapa-guho ng kabundukan. At ang nasa likuran niya, isang batalyon ng tropang handang ibigay ang buhay sa isang hudyat mula sa kanya. Sa makabagong…Read More »

vampire doll

Vamping teenagers: When social media and gadgets keep teens up all night

Sunday, 10 August 2014 | Written by
vampire doll

Many teenagers nowadays are staying up until the wee hours of the morning doing variety of things like texting on their mobile phones; chatting online; playing video games; downloading movies; watching TV, DVDs or videos; listening to music; spending time on social media; and engaging in other hobbies and activities. They think that staying up late is cool and part…Read More »

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Kids these days

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 | Written by
unnamed

Please don’t get me wrong, I am not judging how the kids these days behave. This article will merely point out the things we do, in my opinion as a parent and as a teacher, that may hinder the way our children grow up the way we want them to. This will not try to compare one generation to the…Read More »

father and child

The best thing a dad can do for his kids is love their mom

Saturday, 14 June 2014 | Written by
father and child

Familiarity breeds contempt. This is likely to happen in a marriage. Day in, day out you wake up to the same man, drooling beside you in deep sleep while you can hardly take a wink with his deep resounding snore coupled with wheezes bugging you through the night. Then he wonders why your face is all wrinkled up with frowns…Read More »

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