We used to hop churches on Sundays until we decided to hear the 10:00 o'clock mass at Palo Cathedral. The church is so big, it's like a big palace where the King and Queen live or the Gods and Goddesses lived. We were excited then because we were hoping to see our former assigned priest in Ormoc. When the mass started and the readers' out, we're amazed and glad to see that the priest who presided the mass is our friend -priest. He's now a reverend. He's very good in all his homily. After the mass we went at the back of the church leading to the convent. My two kids hurriedly ran through him and kissed his hands. We're all very happy exchanging stories of hello, how are you, how's life? or why all of us is here in TAcloban.. Very funny meeting with this humorous priest. Until my husband offered to take pictures for us. Then our friend priest asked assistance to handle or to take pictures for us. So exciting but when the camera is ready, it says: "Warning, battery low! "..So dismayed...anyway, at least we saw him. we hear his good homily, absorbed in our minds and heart. He's no other than Rev. Martin Cubi. :)
Hi guys..Sorry for I haven't write for a long time. It's just I was having a series of work to be done even in the midst of dawning. So many changes in my daily life, routine, work, etc. With these , I have to balance everything since I almost lost hope for the situation. It was like I was having a long sleep with a wonderful dream and when I awake, it's gone..it's only a dream. Nothing is really permanent in this world, imagine when I was hired this March, I enjoyed the privileges given by the company. I have lots of things learned, more advancement in my intellectual capacity but , it is just a shorter period of time. I want to share this to you because you are part of my daily routine as a blogger. My employer sells the operation to the other group of companies. We worried a lot because some were not absorbed, while others were absorbed with a different title. I was just thinking what lies ahead. What will be our future? Oh future...when will we be able to have a stable future? with no worries, financially stable? Only God knows. I know that these are all trials. Trials? until when? Come what may....
Whew! it's more that a week of my absence here, my apology guys....I'm just having a total mix of career and family priorities. Well, I just want to have a real work to be done, no pendings..Series of instruction was given by my boss last week and not to mention the reports of the newly endorsed proposals. We'll be coming up soon with our year end counting, an earlier count for this year and this involves extra time to all of us. We just want to have enough stock weights on Christmas season and eliminating those unwanted merchandise by returning them to their respective suppliers. This is the nature of a working Mom, career and family took place at all times.
You’d expect a ride this bumpy if you were driving an off-road
vehicle over rocky, uneven terrain, but a bump bump BUMP as you glide
30,000 feet above that terrain in a modern jet liner, might surprise
you, not to mention scare the bajeebers out of you. After all, you never
notice hard lumps and bumps as you breathe air.It was a scary flight yesterday afternoon in going back here from our Cebu conference, the plane bumps from time to time. I saw a full dark clouds as if flatly lying above the sky.Until the pilot had spoken to us that there is a mild turbulence due to the changing of wind direction. By the way before we took off Mactan airport , my sister had told me there was a "low pressure" in Leyte and Samar area.
What makes an airplane
Airplane bumps are caused by regions of air moving at different
speeds, for example, a layer of fast-moving windy air rubbing against a
layer of relatively still air. Where the two masses of air rub against
each other, you get turbulence, a chaotic and unpredictable mixing of
wind. This happens frequently near storm clouds, where a plume of warm
air and clouds rises into cooler, upper layers.
As a plane flies through the boundary layer of turbulence, it will
encounter sudden, random changes in wind speed. A strong tailwind might
turn into a strong headwind, or an updraft might suddenly turn downward.
Because the airplane is immersed in this air, you experience these wind
changes as bumps. Imagine driving a car along a perfectly smooth and
flat highway, except the highway itself is moving unpredictably,
lurching forward and backward, up and down.
The study, which appeared in the current
online issue the journal Economics and Human Biology, looked at close to 25,000
people, and found that working mothers spent 17 fewer minutes cooking, 10 fewer
minutes eating with their kids, 12 fewer minutes playing with them and 37 fewer
minutes tending to child care than their nonworking counterparts. This was true
regardless of the mother's education, age or income, and the differences tended
to be greatest for mothers with children younger than 5. What about dads? The researchers found they
weren't picking up the slack. Employed fathers devoted only 13 minutes a day to
cooking for and playing with their children; nonworking fathers contributed 41
minutes to the same activities.
"It seems men are not doing much extra
work," said John
Cawley, the study's lead investigator.
Only about 15 percent of the fewer minutes
spent in activities devoted to their children's health by working mothers appear
to be offset by increases in time spent by husbands and partners. To make up for
the time deficit, the data suggested that working mothers spent two more minutes
per day than the stay-at-home moms purchasing prepackaged meals or ordering take
out, an amount of time the researchers said was statistically significant.
Study Stirs Outrage
Previous studies have found that the
children of working mothers tend to have a higher body mass index, or BMI, and
higher obesity rates than children of nonworking mothers. For example, in 2003,
the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth run by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
examined families with children 3 to 11 years old and found that 10 additional
weekly hours of maternal employment over the course of the child's life
increased their chances of becoming obese by 1.0 to 1.5 percentage points.
Cawley emphasizes that his investigation
isn't intended to point the finger of blame at either parent. The aim of this
latest study was to explore some of the reasons obesity may be tied to a
mother's job status by tracking how much time both parents dedicated to their
Still, this type of data does tend to put working women on the defensive.
"Instead of giving her credit for giving birth to a healthy child, then
frantically trying to also financially provide for her family, keep a roof over
their heads, clothes on their backs, educational books on the shelf, we make
working moms feel bad about not having the time to make a healthy meal," said
Antoinette Rodriguez, a financial adviser in Manhattan and mother of a
7-year-old daughter. "I get the sense that working fathers don't sweat the small
stuff as much as moms. But then again, they're not judged for it."
Beth Anne Ballance, the mother of a 3-year-old son and a parenting blogger
for Babble.com, owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News, agrees that the
sort of findings reported in the study are often interpreted as a failure on the
part of mothers more than fathers. "Despite the progress we've made as a
society, despite women's equality, we still look to women as the main nurturers
of children," she said.
But she believes studies like this one short change fathers too.
"He's a parent, not a babysitter, so he's
just as responsible for choosing healthy foods and encouraging activity in our
kid," she said.
Study Drawbacks The
Cornell study didn't take into account the benefits of having a working mother
in the family. For one thing, the financial advantages are obvious. And many
believe working mothers provide positive role models for their children.
Additionally, the data doesn't prove that employment alone is what drives the
way mothers spend their time, nor did the study look at the quality of the
ready-to-serve meals -- were they unhealthy prepackaged foods or low-fat organic
fare, for example.
Cawley also points out that his research
didn't provide any clues as to why fathers didn't pitch in more. It's possible
the increased income from a mother's employment is used to hire nonfamily
caregivers to handle some of these caregiving, household tasks. Another possible
explanation is that fathers are unable or unwilling to increase time devoted to
household tasks when their wives work.
"I don't like phrasing the question as whether working moms contribute to the
problem. I think it's modern life that contributes to it," he said. "The
question is what can families and schools do to promote child health given the
changes in modern life?
What parents can do Cawley said, is get
better educated about the nutritional content of restaurant and prepackaged
foods, particularly if they don't believe they have the time to stop and prepare
a meal from scratch.
"In order to make more informed decisions,
consumers need to have nutrition and calorie information available where they
buy their food." He said while also noting that federal health care reform rules
will soon require chain- and fast-food restaurants nationwide to post the
calorie counts of the foods they sell.
He also recommends asking schools to
shoulder some of the responsibility. "Of course, we can't ask schools to do
everything, but there are some obvious easy changes they can make, such as
switching from easy-to-prepare popular foods in the cafeteria to healthier more
nutritious foods, and providing more opportunities for kids to get physical
activity throughout the day."
According to Cawley, the Institute of
Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have urged those
very same measures as part of a comprehensive change in school environments to
combat childhood obesity.
This month is a very busy month for me, my kids and well, all the moms out
there. It’s Buwan Ng Wika! as declared by former president Fidel V. Ramos. According to our history, it was formerly celebrated in March 27 up to April 2 , by President Sergio Osmena. It was changed during the proclamation of President Ramon Magsaysay. " Ang pagdiriwang ay tinalaga sa petsang mula ika-13
hanggang ika-19 ng Mayo. Sa pagbabagong ito naging impossible para sa mga mag-
aaral at guro na makisali sa selebrasyon ng Linggo ng
Wika." Magtatagalog nalang ako dahil ngayon ay Buwan ng Wika month.
Ang pagtatakda ng Linggo ng Wika sa buwan ng Agosto ay tinalaga ni Pangulong
Corazon Aquino. Ito ay ipinagdiriwang mula ika-13 hanggang ika19 ng
Agosto taon taon. Ito din ay ginaganap sa buwan ng Agosto bilang
pagpupugay sa kaarawan ng Ama ng Wikang Pambansa na si
Manuel L. Quezon.
It was a great morning because I was not expecting that thing happened. It goes this way. Early in the morning, I received a call from a representative of a certain company. On the phone she said: "Ma'am, we'll go to your office today for a photoshoot. Actually this company introduced their new item and they wanted to put it in between the two brand of juices. With their store's support it was granted. I thought, it was simply a photoshoot of their new product. Without so much "a do" , I said: "yes, you can come for the photoshoot".
At exactly 10:00 o'clock in the morning, I felt hungry for I realized that I had not taken my breakfast thus I get out of the office to buy something to eat. While walking at the selling area, I was tapped on my back with the visitors from that company I've mentioned together with the ABS-CBN's director from Manila. I was surprised when they told me: "Are you ready for a photoshoot Ma'am?".. And it happened, we were told to act as customer and client near the display of coffee. It seems that I was running out of words to utter since it's all impromptu lines. Oh my God! The purpose of the photoshoot is for our business magazine in which our COO urged the personnel to have documents like that for their businesses, and we were included. At least, it was an experience. I felt good, exciting, and of course , I couldn't imagine, that director is KRIS TV's director. I was then an instant actress..