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On Gymnastics and Nurturing Dreams

Am I late? 😀

This (last?) week’s WQ from Julie’s GreenBucks is:

If you were an Olympian, what sport would you be participating in?

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Back when I was a little girl, around age 10, I saw on TV this movie on the life story of Nadia Comaneci, the famous Romanian gymnast. It was such an awe-inspiring movie. Among her many achievements, Nadia is the first to ever get a perfect 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. Her beginnings were humble, growing up in a small Romanian town. But with hard work, determination, and supportive parents, Nadia became one of the brightest stars of gymnastics. I’m pretty sure she inspired a lot of other girls to go into the sport. Continue reading On Gymnastics and Nurturing Dreams

Nate is Two!

Nate turned two years old earlier this month!

He is such a big boy. And by big, I mean BIG. Even our pediatrician noticed how differently big he is from his sisters. His hands, arms, legs, head are so much bigger. And so is his appetite!

As of our last doctor’s visit, Nate weighed 15.3 kilos. That’s still within normal weight range for boys (though quite in the upper limit, hehe). But I don’t suppose it’s time to worry about his weight, is it?

His favorites of the moment:

Toys: ball or anything that resembles one (a grape or longgan will do); a plushy turtle named “Toto”; gun a.k.a. “beya” (goodness! he got a couple of these from my SIL. Glad they’re both broken now, I’m not buying a new one!). Continue reading Nate is Two!

Tagged: All About Me

Daiz and Len tagged me with this question:

If you are to leave an important memory, what would that be?

I think the iMoM blog is the most important memory I can leave to my children and their future generations. All my most cherished memories, thoughts, experiences and what-nots are here. I imagine them browsing through the archives and laughing at VGood‘s funnies, or teasing iPatch about her braces, or seeing how pilyo MagNate was as a baby. Blogging is a great way of leaving a legacy – something for future generations to remember the past by.


I was tagged by Mitch some time ago to share bits and pieces of me by answering some Qs.

1. Add your blog/s to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. It’s okey if you only post this questions in one blog as long as you answer them.
2. Get back to ME {refers to YEN} and I’ll add your blogs to the master list here! Yup, another linking thingy but this one has 15 questions and you get to enjoy answering them too!
3. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don’t need to be tagged in order to join.


1. When you buy a greetings card, are the words or the picture more important to you? Words – I like to give thoughtful greeting cards. But I don’t buy paper greeting cards anymore. I just send out e-cards from Yahoo Greetings or Hallmark.com. Save the trees!

2. What’s your favorite kind of cake? Continue reading Tagged: All About Me

Packages and Papermate Pens

When I was a child, I used to look forward to those huge boxes of goodies from our relatives in the U.S. Package, we call them. Among the contents of the package, my favorites were Barbie dolls (sister # 3 and I always got one each, from either Auntie P or Auntie V), those red-and-white-swirled peppermint candies, and the distinct smell of “stateside” stuff. Oh, I used to love deeply breathing in that sweet smell!

Of course, I loved those Papermate pens, to which I was not entitled yet because I was too young for pens. The Papermate pens were reserved for my older siblings who were in high school and college. No pens for this first-grader who only needed pencils in school. But because I loved the thick and smooth lines when writing doodling with these pens, I always managed to sneak away one or two. 😛

Weekly Question # 3

This week’s question from Julie is:

What were your favorite books as a child, specifically in your elementary school years?

In my younger years, I was a bookworm. (I wonder what happened to that person?) I loved leafing through the pages of the encyclopedia, and most especially one old version of the Reader’s Digest World Almanac that belonged to my grandfather. I really did not read at first; I just enjoyed looking at maps, colorful pictures of animals, plants, people and precious stones. The fascination with pictures soon turned to fascination with words. I enjoyed learning new things, reading new words. Continue reading Weekly Question # 3