Monday, December 10, 2012

Happily Ever After

       Telling a story using some of our wedding photos from friends and from Filterpan Photography :)

Special Thanks to Lindsay Lin for making me pretty that day
to Nikky Martinez of Galatea for my princess gown
and to everyone who celebrated love with us :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Honey, Honey Honey Hold Me Tight :)

"SEPH + AILA ENGAGEMENT SESSION: LOVE is not about being perfect, but it's about loving each other's imperfections perfectly. Loving each other's differences is what holding this couple together. Somehow at some point in the different aspects of their everyday lives, they find a place where they can set aside their differences and just bask in love."

click the link for hd video

Once Upon A Time

There was a boy,
and he met a girl,

He likes fun games
She loves pretty things.

They went for long walks, saw lots of movies..

Found some perfect breakfast and coffee places

And laughed at each others funny antics

And now there's HAPPILY EVER AFTER!

2 more weeks, till the story continues :) ...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hello and Thank You's :)

just trying out blogging from my phone :p Also im thinking of sharing my "Thank You journal" to you through pictures :) starting of with this week's Thank you's :)

colorful veggie prints

coffee plus cinnamon in a cold morning

flowers on my phone :)

college spirit

socks that talk :p

veggie and fruit day in class

my baby no. 7 is back :)

and of course, new rainbow shoes :)

(via instagram :) follow me: @iamdecano)

Hope this made you smile a little too :)

ohhh and one more thing :) I'M GETTING MARRIED :) that and a lot more in my next "kwento" (story) post :)

Sunny side up!


Friday, July 6, 2012

And yes I am back!... BACK HOME :)

Hello everyone!

After all the rollercoaster ride, I finally have a little spare time to update this blog. To make the looongg story short, Yes, I am back in preschool :)

I am also back in my morning coffee cutting sessions, colorful weekly plans, and activity marathons. But this time, I am slowly learning to manage my time (as in slowly kasi may pending things to do parin :p) so I wouldn't have as much work to do at home.

It all ended up to what I am really happy to do - That is, to be around kids, be like them for a time and to somehow know how it feels to be a parent- to not just one, but 16 kids, all at the same time.

It's not always easy, in fact, it's not easy at all. For the first time in my whole teaching career, I had an encounter with a parent that wasn't as pleasing as before. Good thing back in Nest , when issues like this happened, we teachers share techniques on how to handle it as gracefully as possible. After a short conversation with the parent, everything's all good now :). I realized that being a parent is like having your heart out of your body. That equates to doing everything in your power to protect your child. It was a learning experience for me not just as a teacher but as a parent ( in the future) as well :)

Then, as I like to always emphasize, there is always a positive side in everything. In my years of teaching, I received quiet a handful of messages from parents that moved me to tears. Makes me feel that I my paycheck is worth a million bucks :)

Dear Teacher Iam,
Thank you Teacher for the weekly update. I have this mixed emotions everytime I open your email... Nervous, "ano nanaman kaya kalokohan ng anak ko?", excited, I always show her your newsletter, kilala ko na yata lahat ng classmates niya and the people who assisted her sa cr sa pagwash ng hands, etc., then proud... kahit super kulit ni P** she makes you and her classmates happy naman pala and that she doesnt get herself into trouble (thinking of the time out e, ngiiiii...) Naku we danced all the songs from the Learning Tree cd.  Kakaaliw that she knows all the actions. Hehehe. She loves you sooo much and her "bebes" in school. Shes very eager to go to school everyday, even on a weekend gusto pa din niya mag school.  Sabi ko na lang, saturday is clean up day and sunday you go to church and rest at home just like me.  Thank you sooo much Teacher for giving P** the best head start in her school adventure.  Now I am secured that she will always love school because of her experience with you.  And thank you too for being a good sample to me.  I felt so secured when I received your 1st note that we can reach you anytime.  I am always hesitant to do that with my parents in C** but now that I know how it feels... Im trying my best to be more connected with them.
Praying for your good health always and continued happiness (yihiii)!😍
Much love,
Mommy C**


Hi teacher Iam!
Thanks for these.  We really enjoy reading your newsletters and looking at the pictures of the class. L** definitely looks forward to G******* every weekday and I am glad he is making progress.  Sabi nga niya (more than once ha!) "I looooove g*******!" We'll practice tracing some more!  :)
Thanks again,


I know I dont have all the luxuries in life that money can buy. But this kind of "happy heart moments"are rare ones that only a few get to experience.

I am lucky
I am blessed

I am sure you have your own moments like this in your life too. Make an effort to find it everyday. You'll be surprise on how amazing it will make you feel :)

Sunny Side Up!

<3 iam

Friday, May 11, 2012

Love is Walking Hand in Hand

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. He rescues the crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18. 

I was once brokenhearted, or so I thought. But when I decided not to deal with the drama anymore and focus more on the outpouring of blessings I receive everyday, THINGS GOT BRIGHTER AND BETTER. And so I realized my heart wasn't really broken. It's just that I didn't believe that everything is planned and eventually will turn out ok.

Whenever friends asked me for advice about love and life, I try to share what I've been doing for the past years. APPRECIATE :) Every single day I think of something that I should be thankful for: simple things, like a good cup of coffee, good conversations with colleagues, hugs from my kidoos, and so on. I write them in my little notebook and as it turns out, a bad day isnt so bad afterall cause I can still find something to write and be thankful for.

Love is indeed everywhere. Let me share to you one of my favorite books about love:

 You just need to look around :)