Random Prattles

Painting the Town Red

Painting the Town Red

Unlike most women, I’m not very diligent when it comes to wearing makeup. I have nothing against women and makeup. Whatever one wants to do with her time and her face is her business. It’s just that vanity and I have never been the best of friends. If anything, I find it cumbersome (as in, REALLY […]

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Stop the Time!!!

Stop the Time!!!

There’s really no point to this post except to lament the end of the long Christmas break. Tomorrow the kids will start school again and I will go back to work-related craziness. How fast time flew! I will surely miss playing with Baby Yna and taking siestas with all four kids. Still, I’m happy and […]

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Bring It On, 2015

Bring It On, 2015

Happy New Year, everyone! Despite having to endure the hardships and loneliness of being a single parent while waiting for my husband to finish his contract in Ethiopia, the past year had been generally good for me and my family. So many things have happened – both good and bad – but I will only […]

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Planet Motherhood

Struggling with Resentment

Struggling with Resentment

It’s been five months since my husband left us to work in Ethiopia and while the pain of separation had slowly numbed, I find myself struggle with something else: my feelings of resentment. I know I’m not the first nor the last nor the only one whose significant other has “abandoned” the Family ship to […]

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Oven Fresh

The Birth of a Baker

The Birth of a Baker

I have always been interested in baking, but it wasn’t until December 2013 that I finally started doing it because my husband was so against it. He is usually supportive of my hobbies. He lets me do the things that I enjoy because he believes that “a happy wife means a happy life.” It’s just […]

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Ch..Ch..Cheese Cupcakes

Ch..Ch..Cheese Cupcakes

This one is long overdue and I cannot apologize enough for the delay. (Still, sorry Jo! 🙁 ) If you’re anything like me, then you love cheese. Like A LOT! I can’t get enough of it, which is weird since I am lactose intolerant and I should not be able to eat cheese without getting […]

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That Color Purple: Ube Cupcakes

That Color Purple: Ube Cupcakes

I should be inserting something witty, funny, inspirational here before the recipe but I don’t have time to spare right now. Well, not that I have it in me to be witty, funny or inspirational but a friend is waiting for me to post this thing (Hi, Jo! :D). Truth be told, I’m not really […]

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Blogging Matters

A Failure Yet Again

A Failure Yet Again

This I can easily admit: I really suck at blogging. Judging from this blog’s performance in the past year, it’s not a stretch at all to say that I’m a crappy blogger. Four posts in a year? Yeah, pretty pathetic! It’s not that nothing much is happening in my life, because there’s so many I’m […]

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New Year, New Blog

New Year, New Blog

Hi! Thank you so much for dropping by. Since this is a new blog, your visit means a lot. I decided to start 2014 with a new blog. I already “maintain” a blog, My Kimcheed Life, but I decided to start a another one to chronicle the biggest of changes in my and my children’s […]

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Legal Chyme

The Conference of Maritime Manning Agencies v POEA; G.R. No. 114714; 21 Apr 1995; 243 SCRA 666

FACTS: The Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued Resolution No. 01, series of 1994 amending and increasing the compensation and other benefits under Part. II, Section C, paragraph 1 and Section L, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the POEA Standard Employment Contract for Seafarers. POEA also issued Memorandum Circular No. 05, […]

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Philippine Association of Service Exporters v Drilon; G.R. No. L-81958; 30 Jun 1988; 163 SCRA 386

FACTS: The Department of Labor and Employment issued Department Order No. 1, Series of 1988, for the temporary suspension of deployment of Filipino domestic and household workers. The Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. (PASEI) challenges said order for being discriminatory against domestic helpers and women of similar skills. ISSUE(S): Whether or not the assailed […]

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Nuñez v Sandiganbayan; G.R. Nos. L-50581-50617; 30 Jan 1982; 111 SCRA 433

FACTS: Petitioner assailed the constitutionality of Presidential Decree No. 1486 as amended by Presidential Decree No. 1606 which provides that public officers and employees convicted with estafa may only appeal their conviction by certiorari to the Supreme Court, whereas other estafa indictees are given more prospects of reversal of the decision against them as they […]

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