Monthly Archives: December, 2012

One Day at a Time

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post of mine, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Chocoholic, Bookaholic, and Videoholic, one of the TV series I got so hooked on was Hollywood Heights, Nick at Night’s experimental five-nights-a-week drama based on the Mexican telenovela “Alcanzar una Estrella” (“To Reach a Star”). One of the songs popularised by the …

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The Family that Plays and Prays Together

When it comes to rearing children, quality time is quantity time spent with them. That’s something my husband and I learned whilst actively participating and helping facilitate the parenting courses conducted by Educhild (Education for the Upbringing of Children). Particularly for young children who do not know what “quality time” is, but how much time you …

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Let Me Count the Ways

T’was the best year ever! That basically sums up all theblessings we have received this year. It all began towards the end of January, when hubby got a new job with Datacom, deemed as the largest New Zealand-owned IT services provider. Such allowed him to earn almost twice with benefits to boot. Totally unexpected was the Fernandez family reunion …

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Confessions of a Shopaholic, Chocoholic, Bookaholic, and Videoholic

My oh my, but when I examined my conscience in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation last night before the Advent Triduum Mass, I have to admit I was ashamed of myself for giving in too much of late. Christmas brings out the best in a lot of people, and for me, unfortunately, it brought …

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Be Little Children

T’is the season of Advent and in remembering that the birthdate of Jesus draws near, how can we not bear in mind Our Lady, who carried him in her womb and held him in her arms? “The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin leads us to realize and adore the omnipotence of God because grace …

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Home for Christmas

Papers have been signed, payments made, deed transferred as of 11am today. So this is it. No turning back. We’re officially homeowners with mortgage payments to make for the next 30 years. Our family has been blessed with one of the best Christmas gifts we could have — our first home. My husband and I …

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Ecce Veniet — He is About to Arrive!

“Advent is here. What a marvellous time in which to renew your desire, your nostalgia, your real longing for Christ to come — for him to come every day to your soul in the Eucharist. The Church encourages us: Ecce veniet! — He is about to arrive!” ~ St. Josemaria, The Forge, 548 In preparation …

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