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i believe i can fly

i believe i can fly i believe i can touch the sky i think about it every night and day spread my wings and fly away; i believe i can soar i see me running through that open door i believe i can fly i believe i can fly i believe i can fly. These are lyrics from R. Kelly's song, "I Believe I Can Fly". It's almost 2 decades ago when my kids and their cousins would sing this song during one of the family get-togethers.  It's interesting that just a few days ago, I was sitting in my dining room with my kids and my nieces and nephew -- reminiscing the days, and in particular the time when they would sing this song. And then today, with no plan at all -- just a realization that today's a gorgeous day to waste inside the house, we all got changed,  packed the beach chairs, umbrella, water bottles, Frisbee, sunscreen and towels and headed to the beach. It was just one of those days that my kids and I wil

innocence and freedom

"Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you.     All they show is limitation.   Look with your understanding.    Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly."   -  Richard Bach’s “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” Seagulls on the beach remind me of a book I loved to read as a kid. Richard Bach's "Jonathan Livingston Seagull". The book is about a seagull, Jonathan, who is bored with his daily routine but pushes himself to do better. However, in doing more than what was expected of him, he became an outcast – but that didn’t stop him. "You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way".  – Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 27 years ago, I went to the US Embassy in the Philippines not knowing what my future holds. All I knew was that I had to do something to have a better life. It was not an easy road, but I can say that it was worth every st

tooth fairy, cake and expressions of emotion

There are quite a few things that catch my eye – some unique creations that make me pause and say, “Wow!” My husband gets frustrated with me because my superlatives aren’t as “super” as they should be. It must be the Filipino in me. When the kids perform and do a fabulous job, my reaction is ecstatic but I would say, ‘Very Good!”. In Filipino, that means awesome, fantastic, fabulous. So when I say “very good”, you have to remember that I mean it to be something fabulous! I want to introduce you to a very talented artist: Polina of PoZi Designs.   She comes up with artwork that makes you go, “I wish I thought of that!” Here’s a tooth fairy box. For all the parents with little kids, do check this out and get a box from Po-Zi Designs. She can even custom make something for your child. This, I think is such a distinctive idea! I would leave a sample to the different dental offices. It kind of makes losing a tooth not as painful anymore – this may even be a

to love again

When I get to write a fictional love story, the setting will definitely be in Central Park, New York - and the background music will probably  be "Someday My Prince Will Come". ( Probably because I just came from yet another concert at the high school where my 15yo performed that song -- my son in the piano, while his friend played the saxophone. Kind of cute because in the jazz band, my son plays the saxophone and his friend plays the keyboard.) Upon hearing that song and upon learning that the this week's theme at Creative Nacho s is "Put a little love in your heart", an inspiration for a fictional love story came to mind... ‘To love again”  Somewhere in Spain , a young expectant mother rushes to the emergency room. She is having labor pains. An attending doctor is on his way out the hospital when the young expectant mother touches his hand. He then adoringly looks at the mother and asks permission if he can listen to her baby. The youn