I weep for my children’s playmates

Might be I was PMS-ing yesterday but I got emotional when I learned
that my kids’ playmates will relocate to Manila.

Their father has been working abroad for years. Their mother decided
to follow him last month, leaving their 3 kids to their uncle (mother
side). I dunno if her reasons were still the same the last time I got
to chat with her, which according to her so they could finish paying
their house the sooner, and so that they could ome home and be
together again.

From the chismis of the ‘Ates,’ the kids’ father will be home this
April to bring the kids to his family in Manila. They will continue
their studies there. These kids are not only my kids’ playmates,
they’re also their schoolmates. They are not the perfect goodytwoshoe
kids but they’ve been good enough to accept my kids as they are. I
always consider playmates/friends of my kids as blessings. The little
people who accompany my kids grasshopper and any thing yucky hunting.
The kid who will read the instructions on wii for migi. Their bragging
mates. Their fight mates. Their rain mates. Their show off mates.
Their ‘gwatsi’ mates. The little people who are willing to share their
excitement whatever new stuff my kids have. It’s lonely having stuff
with nobody to show them off. So I cannot help but really get
emotional with the thought of not seeing them around.

It is such sad to know that both parents, mother & father, have to
leave their kids just to afford a decent home, a good enough life here
in Philippines. Our government has been so proud of the economic
benefits of the ofw remittances but at the expense of what!

Do we/our government ever consider how our kids feel every time they
have to be left behind for that economic benefits? We feel sad when we
have to witness friends going away, how much more these kids not
having their immediatest family around. I know they will survive to be
not so negative about it.

So please let us vote wisely. I hope the next generation of government
leaders can provide a solution to this unconscious/unintentional
emotional child battering.

Please I’m not blaming the parents here. I know how it is financially
consuming to raise a family. Sorry, I’m just pms-ing.

I weep for my children’s playmates

Might be I was PMS-ing yesterday but I got emotional when I learned
that my kids’ playmates will relocate to Manila.

Their father has been working abroad for years. Their mother decided
to follow him last month, leaving their 3 kids to their uncle (mother
side). I dunno if her reasons were still the same the last time I got
to chat with her, which according to her so they could finish paying
their house the sooner, and so that they could ome home and be
together again.

From the chismis of the ‘Ates,’ the kids’ father will be home this
April to bring the kids to his family in Manila. They will continue
their studies there. These kids are not only my kids’ playmates,
they’re also their schoolmates. They are not the perfect goodytwoshoe
kids but they’ve been good enough to accept my kids as they are. I
always consider playmates/friends of my kids as blessings. The little
people who accompany my kids grasshopper and any thing yucky hunting.
The kid who will read the instructions on wii for migi. Their bragging
mates. Their fight mates. Their rain mates. Their show off mates.
Their ‘gwatsi’ mates. The little people who are willing to share their
excitement whatever new stuff my kids have. It’s lonely having stuff
with nobody to show them off. So I cannot help but really get
emotional with the thought of not seeing them around.

It is such sad to know that both parents, mother & father, have to
leave their kids just to afford a decent home, a good enough life here
in Philippines. Our government has been so proud of the economic
benefits of the ofw remittances but at the expense of what!

Do we/our government ever consider how our kids feel every time they
have to be left behind for that economic benefits? We feel sad when we
have to witness friends going away, how much more these kids not
having their immediatest family around. I know they will survive to be
not so negative about it.

So please let us vote wisely. I hope the next generation of government
leaders can provide a solution to this unconscious/unintentional
emotional child battering.

Please I’m not blaming the parents here. I know how it is financially
consuming to raise a family. Sorry, I’m just pms-ing.

Wrestling


I dunno why but my kids really love wrestling play. Probably their way of releasing their unlimited energy. It’s fun to hear them all laughing and giggline at start, but can be soo annoying when things get too rough and they’d be screaming at each other, which leads to crying and real fighting.

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Wrestling


I dunno why but my kids really love wrestling play. Probably their way of releasing their unlimited energy. It’s fun to hear them all laughing and giggline at start, but can be soo annoying when things get too rough and they’d be screaming at each other, which leads to crying and real fighting.

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http://mail.ovi.com

How I Consume Data via Mobile

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Twitter is the one that makes me appreciate going mobile because blog can be too much to be consumed on a eeny weeny device. The 140-character is just perfect to be enjoyed from a mobile device.

I do read links shared by different people on my Twitter timeline. When I’m reading tweets from iPod or celphone, I will usually just ‘favorite’ interesting tweets with links/urls, then read them when I get to open a laptop or desktop. And, I ended just backreadig the links in my favorited tweets, and no real work is done. If you see my twitter profile my ‘favorite,’ it’s gone up to 2000+ already since I have to prioritize some real work over data consumption.

So anyway, until I got curious of the ‘read later’/’instapaper’ integration feature which almost all mobile Twitter clients have it. Gravity/twitbird/tweetie/echon have it. Instapaper is like delicious or reddit which lets you save urls/links. The twist with instapaper is that it downloads the text from that URL. Instapaper has an ipodyouch application which I downloaded. So I can read the articles when I’m commuting or when I’m in some lull bored moments.

Instapaper has a tumblr/Twitter integration so if I ind something interesting, I can easily share it back to the world with my ‘witty’ comments. Instapaper is probably the only reason I use tumblr.

I definitely recommend to try ‘instapaper’ to get most of Twitter. =)