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How My Family Worked as a Team

December 28, 2015 | 2

 

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TEAM BANAAG

 

How My Family Worked as a Team

 

We are a typical Filipino familyDad, the breadwinner. Mom, the home maker.

My Dad had a printing business and restaurant. He would wake up at 5 am and sleep late like around 2 am. My siblings and

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Places in Cagayan de Oro City that Remind Me of My Childhood

May 25, 2015 | 8

 

 

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Places in Cagayan de Oro City that Remind Me of My Childhood

 

 

Yeah, you know how it is, when years have been added to your age –like lots of it?  You become nostalgic, just like that. During my recent trip, home, I decided on

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Missing Our Living Room and Our Long Narra Table, This Christmas

December 29, 2014 |

Christmas memories with my family -are my prized possessions.  ( I am sure it is also, for you)  

I cherish those moments with my family. It is because, among us siblings, I was the one, who spent most of my time, away from them. I was sixteen, when I left

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3 Things I Wish I Learned As a Filipino Child

August 19, 2014 | 8

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My childhood was filled with opportunities for learning. I read books voraciously -from the Brittanicas to the Agatha Christies and the Nancy Drews.  

 

I exchanged letters with pen-friends through the IYS (The International Youth Service).

*The IYS or The International Youth Service was a pen-friend service, for the
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Of Needles and Thread

March 15, 2014 |

 

Incidentally, in relation to my blogging theme this year which is “roots”, my son’s milk tooth had to be pulled off by the dentist, last week. His primary tooth ( milk tooth) did not  fall on its own. It loosen slightly but it did not budge.

 

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Dear Old Ilang

December 16, 2013 | 13

 

Once upon a time when Ethan Hawke truly rocked it in Reality Bites, and Friends was “what was on t.v.” and not a re-run, I lived in a girls dormitory called, Ilang -Ilang. It was my home during my stay in the university. After twenty-one years, I and … CONTINUE READING HERE