Resiliency After the Flood

To the left is a picture of the street right outside my grandmother’s house in Quezon City, Philippines during the recent floods that hit the Metro Manila area. This is the second time in 3 years that this kind of flooding has happened.  My aunts posted some before, during, and after the flood pictures on […]

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A week of mishaps

Forrest Gump was right when he infamously said the phrase “life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”. This week has relatively been a week of minor mishaps. Earlier in the week, I shared about my OGB smashing his face on the arm of our couch and tearing his […]

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What’s lurking in the shadows?

My OGB tells me, “daddy I’m scared of the shadows”. How should one rational parent respond to this? My wife decides to show him shadow puppet videos from YouTube. Fair enough. Make the shadows seem fun and non-threatening. It worked for a little bit. Somehow, somewhere the fear of shadows gets reinforced. He’s scared of […]

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Sibling Love

We named BPD months before he was born so that OBG can start relating to him as a person not just a concept.  I think it’s paid off since OGB is so utterly sweet around his baby brother.  He comes over and greets him, “Hello Little Boy” and gives him a kiss.  OGB also tries to […]

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