Post-Christmas Post

Christmas has come and gone. The New Year is almost upon us. How are you? Have you experienced soul-searching moments that usually come during holidays, as I have?

I've given thought to a lot of things recently. What do I want to do with my life? How can I improve as a person, a wife, a parent, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend? Do you think things like that too?

I always find the Yuletide season as a time of reflections – for the year that was and the year that is to come. What were my greatest joys? What were my mistakes? What can I do so as not to repeat bad experiences within my control? How can I show my love to those people who are important to me? How can I get better as a writer?

Ah, so many thoughts, so many worries. My husband has the perfect answer. He would always remind me "Trust God and pray always, and everything else will fall into place." I have to agree. And with that, I'll be greeting the new year wearing a smile on my face and with confidence that having God and my family beside me, I have less chances of doing wrong. After all, I do believe that the best and good intentions have the most chances of turning out well in the end. Welcome 2004!

Nido's Xmazing Eyes

Now I'm amazed. Those little eyeglasses free from boxes of Nido Full Cream Milk are awesome! And it's a mom talking here!

It's wonderful literally seeing through a child's eyes. You get to see stars, snowflakes, smileys and even angels when you use the different glasses to look at Christmas lights. I felt like a kid myself while I stare in wonder at those dancing designs before my eyes.

It's nice sharing my children's happiness by simply doing an activity that they and I enjoy รข€¦ that is, looking at stars and angels on the Christmas tree using our "magical" glasses. Definitely, one of the Christmases they won't forget easily.

Kate and Leopold

Studio 23 aired this movie last night. I’m always fascinated with novels and movies with settings in the renaissance or Victorian eras (or anything that involves time travel like Freejack, Time Cop and Somewhere in Time). I was literally transfixed with the story, I had to shush the kids often so I can hear everything said better. I saw it for the first time. Hugh Jackman who played Leopold was superb! If ever the film industry will be looking for the next James Bond, I’ll vote for him (not Hugh Grant, heaven forbid!). He played his part so well, looking dashing and handsome in the 21st century without looking stupid or silly.

I like the cast. Meg Ryan’s performances always delight me. Those who played Charlie and Stuart were also great. I loved the storyline! Not the usual boy-meets-girl simple plot, rather something like boy-accidentally-found-himself-in-another-century-meets-girl-falls-in-love-goes-back-in-time-girl-follows-and-they-live-happily-ever-after kind of thing. Don’t mind me, I’m just being the hopeless romantic, normal me, today. Tee-hee!

Watched Survivor last week and yesterday. Whew, I really can't imagine playing such a game with all the lies and deceitfulness! John is despicable! Imagine pretending that his grandmother died to get the others' sympathy and even swearing on his grandmother's (supposed to be) memory his alliances. I just hope he gets voted out next week. Such a liar! Grrr!

Go, go, go to the remaining 3 women! I'd like Darrah to be the Survivor. She has such a sweet and smiling face and the least irritating of all the ones left. Argh, to be this involved in a TV game show ... madness! is now online! Please do visit the site. It’s a great resource for women of all ages. Phylline, a friend of mine, is the one who conceptualized the website. A worthwhile tribute for every woman. Kindly check it out!
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