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I was a nerd and a geek and traveler and an artist and a writer. But then I became a mother, and it became my primary identifier. Recently, I realized I don't have to be just the Mom. I am still me... fortified. Here is where I share the passions and projects that speak to me... as a mother, as an artist, as a traveler, as a geek, as Me. 


February 21, 2019

The generation before us had this concept that babies’ minds are tabula rasa (clean slate). It was formerly espoused that it is our job as parents to fill our children’s minds like pouring water into a bucket. But modern science has made leaps forward in understanding...

February 5, 2019

When I think of Japan, the first image that comes to mind isn’t the wild, crazy Shinjuku pop world so famous the world over. I like to think of Japan as the amazing cultural and historical marvel that it is, and in my head, it is often this I see first:

Kyoto. A simple...

February 2, 2019

My last blogpost told you how Japan messed up my head within the first two hours of my arrival. I swore I will not be caught unprepared again. But then, you see, I had to take a bath.

The booking website said that onsen facilities were available in my capsule hotel. It...

January 31, 2019

I was lost.

I arrived two hours before midnight at Kansai International, found the right train to ride and got to the correct station. But what I wasn’t ready for was my cellphone provider’s data roaming not kicking in. I did not rent a portable wifi device for my trip...

January 30, 2019

Sometimes, I look at my husband and wonder who he is now. He is not a stranger, I have deep love for him, but I wonder how parenthood has been changing him internally. I ask because I know I am no longer the same woman he married, before we had our kid. It shames me to...

January 18, 2019

How does one realize they have become an adult? This is a serious question because sometimes I still wonder if I really have become an adult already (less and less so, but once in a while). Next week, I will be turning 37 and I think that is why my mind is steering me...

October 20, 2018

E-book versus Print : Which One Will Encourage My Child to Read More? If you are like me, a mother trying to encourage the love of reading in her son, then you can relate to the question above. A lot of bibliophiles (including myself) are convinced that the printed bo...

October 6, 2018

I know I should’ve made a better clickbait title which will assure the reader they will be experts on the matter by the end of this post. If that’s you, I won’t be hurt if you turn away now because I will not be able to assure you. I haven’t got the magic formula nor a...

September 22, 2018

 Someone's having too much fun with the moving boxes.

In my lifetime, I have moved houses 5 times. But only two of those times were considered big moves that required us to change cities. It doesn’t sound like a lot, I know. But my anxiety and depression had flared up a...

September 10, 2018

If you are curious what Positive Discipline is and how to start practicing, you could read on the basic facts below which came directly from these websites, click here and here. 

Positive Discipline 



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