Happy Birthday to coolest daddio ever! 😎🎂 I’m #superblessed to have you in my life old man! 😚👴🏼You are such an #inspiration for me when I think about where you came from, and what you have achieved from lots of #hardwork , #dedication , and #sacrifice . I’m so #proud of you dad, and thank you for instilling great #workethic in me! Now I’ve almost paid off my own car, 🚗 and I have an amazing career and a medical license 🎓💉, which apparently scares some people, mwuahaha 😂😈💩! You are not perfect, but you’ve always been there for me, and pushed me forward when I’ve needed it. You and mom gave me an #amazingchildhood , and I’m so blessed that you guys made sure I got a great education and the tools to support myself and have my own #independence . I love you so very very much! 💕 Hope you have a great day, even though you have to work, and can’t wait to party it up with you and mom this weekend! 🎊🎉🎈
Eugenia with her romantic pink dress, flowers on the head and her feet on a swing ... The beautiful innocence of childhood. 🌺🌸 @criando_ando
Eugenia con su vestido rosa romántico, flores en la cabeza y un columpio en los pies... La hermosa inocencia de la niñez.
It was enchantment that slipped through my fingers slowly and unwittingly until I woke up one day, no longer a child, and it had gone. Only a shadow remained, whose form became vaguely familiar whenever I read a certain book or watch a particular film. Sometimes, I would feel its fingers on the back of my head when I look at a photograph or hear the rain on early autumn mornings. But this little girl breathes and dreams enchantment... and whimsy, and wonder. I watch her eyes as she wakes up and goes about her day carrying on conversations with herself, with her little brother, with me, with her father, with her Lolo and Lola (tagalog for grandfather and grandmother), with her dolls. I watch her sit quietly at her drawing corner churning out pages upon pages with eleborate drawings of beautiful creatures and illustrations of damsels in all manners of distress. I watch her puttering in the back garden as she cooks imaginary meals with rain water, foraged weeds, herbs and flowers. And I realise that enchantment and all the wonderful things from my childhood had not abandoned me as I'd thought before, but that they'd only retreated somewhere safe and protected. In the innermost cavern of my being -- I guess it's where the mermaid and the Phoenix find their sanctuary as well -- where nothing could bother them, they had stretched, yawned, curled up and went to sleep -- for many years, quietly dormant only to reawaken, rejuvenated and in full magnificent force, in my daughter.
5years ago today we lost my wonderful Dad. A true adventurer.. The original Indiana Jones. I lived such an exiting and wonderful life thanks to him, living all around the world when growing up. Miss him every day but so grateful for having had such an amazing Dad. 💜 #dad#wonderlust#amazingchildhood#bestdadever#travelling#family
Terlahir dari orang tua pekerja keras.
Dalam keseharian hampir di setengah harinya baru bisa bercengkrama berkumpul dengan mama papa wkt itu.
Masa kecil yg terasa berat utk anak seusiaku.
Aku hrs bisa mengatur waktuku sendiri.
Harus terbiasa mandiri dan berdisiplin.
Mengatasi ketakutan dan kekhawatiran yg ada pdku sendiri kala itu.
Tidak terbiasa bergantung pada orang lain.
Meskipun aku anak ketiga dari empat bersaudara, tak ada rasa manja sedikitpun krn memang tak ada tempat bermanja, semua sibuk dg urusannya masing2.
Mental, daya pikir dan kemampuan dlm menghadapi masalahpun hrs tumbuh terpaksa sblm usiaku matang.
Kini semua itu aku ambil hikmahnya.
Aku syukuri nikmatnya.
Masa kecilku yg indah banyak membekaliku banyak hal.
Satu diantaranya adalah untuk lebih mencintai keluargaku terutama anak2.
Anak2 hrs disayangi dg cara yg mendidik, bukan "asal dia senang" saja.
Memang terdengar agak sadis tapi, itulah kenyataannya.
Dunia luar tdk selamanya indah, pst ada kepahitan yg akan dihadapi.
Dan di saat itu, saat anak sdh berusia 17th, orang tua hrs sdh melepasnya dg doa, tak bisa lg trs mengaturnya utk berada diam di ketiaknya, tdk bs memaksakan pilihannya lagi, hanya bisa memberi saran dan pendapat yg baik tp, keputusan berada di tangannya, anak yg hrs menjalaninya.
Anak2 sdh bertumbuh dewasa, mereka sdh punya dunianya sendiri, masa depannya sdh menanti.
Welcome to the jungle!!!
So our kids are participating in a movie directed by a friend who’s a brilliant filmmaker. It’s too soon for providing any details, but the script is very good and they’re having a blast! What an awesome experience.... It’s amazing to see them prepare their lines and feel so excited on every shooting day #coolkids#amazingchildhood#vancouver#hollywoodnorth#astarisborn#prouddad
Selena loves this beading activity. 😍 She’s been doing it every single day for the last week. And after she finishes the stringing beads activity, she then happily run around the house and uses it as a “pull-along” toy.
She is having a lot of fun doing it. 🤣
Not to mention all the benefits she is getting out of it: improving fine motor skills (grasping, in-hand manipulation), visual perceptual skills, eye-hand coordination, planning skills, concentration and she is getting a sense of accomplishment. 👧🏻👍🏻