Jar Entry #108 – Happy Birthday, Mom!

Happy birthday, Mom!

71 years ago, Dr. Leonor T. Rosero, my mom, was born. She passed away due to cancer a few months after her 65th birthday on Sept 14, 2011. But she will forever be remembered for her humility, her achievements, her wisdom, her patience, and her love.

Baby BabyI see a lot of her in Nixi, especially when I look at her cheeks, arms, and legs. Maybe someday we’ll see more of her when she starts to talk, study, and achieve.

Maybe Nixi will be as studious as her grandma and her mom, both Cum Laudes in their respective fields. Perhaps the image below will inspire Nixi as well (look for Leonor N. Tripon, “N.” is supposed to be “M.”).Exam listing

I’m glad I was able to hear mass today so I could pray for her. It’s a small gesture but it greatly resonates with me.

We truly miss you, Mom. Thanks for visiting me in my dreams once in a while. We love you!

WishList – The Sony 4K HDR Bravia X8500D

Like experiencing the entire world right outside your window.

Since I wrote an article about the Sony a5000, a mirrorless camera, I would also like to talk about how I would like to view the photos that come from it. Yes, I can look at them through the viewfinder, my smartphone, my computer or even on my flat screen TV, but they will hardly do the shots justice if they can’t show the photos in all their glory. For the second half of my WishList post, here is the Sony x8500d 4K UHD HDR Android TV. Continue reading “WishList – The Sony 4K HDR Bravia X8500D”

WishList – The Sony a5000

Sony hits a homerun with their a5000.

I’ve always been a media enthusiast. Whether it’s print, photos, video, or the web, content creation has fascinated me as much as content consumption. There’s something about preserving memories to share with others that brings me great joy. I started when I joined the photography club in grade school and I took to it like a duck to water. I’ve been enjoying it ever since.

Recently, I’ve found a gadget that is versatile enough to cover a lot of bases when it comes to my photography needs these days: The Sony a5000. Continue reading “WishList – The Sony a5000”

Jar Entry #81 – Nixi’s 8th Month!

Dear, dear Nixi! You’ve grown so fast! Already able to stay standing up with some assistance, and often smiling! Continue to be the adorable, beautiful, intelligent, happy child that you are. You make our lives so much better, and we will strive to make yours as joyful as can be. We love you, Harmonie Roxanne Marie!

My Health Advocacy Part 23

The Journey to Childbirth Chapter Three

The first trimester is considered by many to be the most difficult, with the third trimester being less difficult only because there, it ramps up towards the last month instead of building up in the first month. In Hazel’s case, the hormones kicked in on the second month, with her being inexplicably angry at her sister, Jamie for a whole week. Must be why some people say Nixi looks like Jamie. Continue reading “My Health Advocacy Part 23”

My Health Advocacy Part 21

The Journey to Childbirth Chapter One

So Hazel was finally pregnant. And this time, we were not taking any chances. We decided to go to a specialist in perinatology, a high-risk pregnancy OB-GYN. She was the first obstetrician we went to after we were married and because of her track record, we decided to return. Her name: Dr. Ana Marie Madamba-Burgos. Continue reading “My Health Advocacy Part 21”

My Health Advocacy Part 20 (After Photo at The End of The Post)

The Journey to Pregnancy Chapter Twelve

“What?”

“Do you want to do the Spartan Program?”

Do keep in mind that the TR90 kit costs Php100,000 or ~$2,000 with a member’s discounted price of Php70,000 or ~$1,350, no small sum in a third world country like the Philippines. Continue reading “My Health Advocacy Part 20 (After Photo at The End of The Post)”