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How to Apply for a US Visa in Toronto – Tips to Save You Money and Time

US Visa Application From Toronto

My cousin from the US invited us to spend Christmas in California. Having been denied a US visa the first time I applied in the Philippines, I was actually hesitant to try again. First, it’s not that cheap and second, we just moved to Toronto. Nonetheless, we applied and was lucky enough to get a 10-year multiple entry visa for the three of us. I have no facts to prove that applying  for a US visa from a third-world country is…

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Should I Spank My Toddler? – The Best Alternative to Spanking

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Have you experienced an urge to spank your toddler or child whenever he or she does something wrong? Do your anger and short temper sometimes get the best of you? Do you feel the corporal punishment at home is the way to go for disciplining your children or are there alternatives? Now that my daughter is entering the terrible twos stage, she’s sometimes hard to deal with. I’m short-tempered and most of the time, we just don’t get along and we…

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How The Feast Changed My Spiritual Life

The Feast

It has been more than a year since I was introduced to The Feast in Singapore (The Feast started in the Philippines) and it was actually one of the most life-changing moments in my spiritual life. I was a newcomer in Singapore with very few friends  and acquaintances, when a friend of mine, who was also invited by her friend, asked me to attend the 5th anniversary event of The Feast Singapore. While I was there, I saw a band playing, and…

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My First Time Trick or Treating

My First Time Trick Or Tricking - Kaite with pumpkins

It’s our first Halloween here in Canada. If you’re thinking I got the title wrong. Nope, it’s not my baby’s first time, but “My” first time trick or treating. It’s my Baby’s second. When I was a kid, nobody celebrates Halloween, at least in the neighborhood I grew up in but that might be a different story for rich kids. If there’s one thing I’m sure of, we Filipinos look forward to November 1 and 2 (All Saints’ and All Souls’…

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I’m Thirty!

I'm Thirty

It’s my 30th birthday today. I feel old but happy. Time seems to slip very fast after you start working. When you have too many things to do, too many  responsibilities to shoulder and too many dreams to fulfill; time really flies. Still, I’m very thankful for all the blessings that God has given me and my family. Looking back, I did accomplish some of my dreams.Who would have thought that I’ll take a graduate degree and finish it with flying…

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Mangibang Bansa ay Di Biro

Mangibang Bansa ay Di Biro

Iniisip kong palitan ang blog na ito ng “The OFW Chronicles” pero medyo baduy. At oo, isa na akong ganap na OFW kaya may bago na naman akong mga kwento at experience na maibabahagi di lang sa pagiging tatay pero bilang isang tatay na OFW. Labing pitong araw ko ng hindi nakakasama ang pamilya ko. Araw-araw, unti-unti kong sinusubukang tanggapin na ganito na ang set-up ko sa mga susunod na buwan. Ang makausap sila sa Skype at viber na lamang…

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Eksaktong isang taon na…

Eksaktong isang taon na...

Eksaktong isang taon na ang nakakaraan, maraming pagbabago ang sa amin ay dumating. Ang pagdating ng pinakaimportanteng tao sa aming buhay. Ang bunga ng aming pagmamahalan. Ang pinagmumulan ng aming habang buhay na kaligayahan. Eksaktong isang taon, ipinanganak ka anak at tandang-tanda ko pa ang lakas ng iyong iyak. Parang naka megaphone at buong delivery room ay ginambala mo sa iyong ingay. Ang mga luhang nakapinid sa aking mata ng masilayan kita sa unang pagkakataon ang pinakamasayang pagluha ko. Eksaktong…

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Unang Tayo, Tulay at Pagbagsak

Unang Tayo Tulay at Pagbagsak

Di baleng madapa ka, ang mahalaga ay bumangon ka’t siniguradong may natutunan ka sa pagkakadapa mo. Parang seryoso ang opening ko, pero nais ko lang i-share na SOBRANG LIKOT na ng anak ko. Lakad dito, lakad doon, gulong dito, gulong doon, iyak dito, iyak doon at kung anu-ano pang dito at doon. Kung makangiti pa, kala mo naman may ngipin na. Ang di ko lang alam, pag nadadapa ba ang bata, natututo ba sya talaga, tayo ngang matatanda, madalas madapa…

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Binyag, Soft food, Unang Gapang at Upo

Binyag, Soft food, Unang Gapang at Upo

Matagal-tagal na din akong di nakapagsulat dahil sa busy schedule at kung anu-anong activities na ginagawa aside sa pag-aalaga kay baby. Marami na rin syang level-up simula noong huling beses akong sumulat. Natuto na syang gumapang at umupo, konti na lang at makakasabay ko na syang maglakad at di ko na lang mapapansin, magkakaboypren na sya at ako na ang kanyang di papansinin. Nagsimula ang lahat sa frog-like jump na gapang. Habang tumatagal, lumalakas na ang mga bisig ni baby….

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Mas Masakit Kung Si Baby Ang May Sakit

Mas Masakit Kung Si Baby Ang May Sakit

Ubo dito, ubo doon. Bahin dito, Bahin doon. Ito ang unang pagkakataon na nagkasakit si baby. Nakakaawa, masama pakiramdam nya pero di nya masabi dahil sa pag-iyak lang nya maipaparating ang nararamdaman nya. Sa bawat ubo at bahin, parang may binabaon sa puso naming mag-asawa. Totoo nga ang sabi ng matatanda, na mas gugustuhin pa ng magulang na sila ang magkasakit kesa ang kanilang mga anak. Ito na ata yung panahon na maalala mo lahat ng sinasabi ng Nanay at…

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