Keeping Memories

When my wife got pregnant we planned that we were going archive our journey as a family. Even the first pregnancy test of my wife is in my file. We took pictures every wonderful thing. She has maternity photos on her 30 weeks of her pregnancy.


Now, we are planning to take pictures and videos of our baby when my first baby arrived. I read some articles that the child grows very quickly. Maybe every day I take a picture of him. These are memories well worth keeping.
Me and my wife during her 27th weeks of pregnancy.

Check out my wife’s Maternity Photos
Maternity Photos

First Time Father

First time to be a father is the most exciting event that happens to me. I know I will experience a lot of unexpected situation during my wife’s pregnancy. It’s better for me to relax and stay calm and always remind myself that this is not forever and it will be over soon. A child is a gift from God so I will love and treasure our baby. But I need to be prepared; I know fatherhood is not easy, it is a life changing experience and sacrifices to be made. Parenting is not only in mother or women’s department. This is my learning journey for my family. It’s a lifelong journey.

There are a lot of things that I experience from my wife during her pregnancy. She is experiencing night sickness and not morning sickness. Food craving in different kinds of food, especially fruits. She always feels hot even I am feeling cold in our air-conditioned room. I saw her physical change from the start of her pregnancy. The constipation that makes us worry, we always think that it will affect our baby in her womb. I hope not.

I need to be supportive to my wife during her pregnancy. I know pregnancy is not easy especially when it’s your first time.

Maternity Portrait

Taken by fellow KL Pinoy Photography Buff friends. This maternity portrait of ours are taken during my celebration of my 28th birthday. Thank you Lord for such a wonderful gift.

This is taken by ETSU!



Pictures taken by Jay.

Thank you guys!

The Pink Ribbon Challenge

pink ribbon


October is breast cancer awareness month. As a health care worker, I see and dealt a lot of patients even friends going through the battle of breast cancer. This month I would like to join the pink ribbon challenge. Just click the pink ribbon to help one woman save life by getting free mammogram. If you may join with me and pass the pink ribbon challenge. These links are ONLY for "Pink Ribbon Challenge" participants, any links not related to the Pink Ribbon Challenge will be deleted. Grab the code at Things We Share and post it in your blog entry. Please post only the Pink Ribbon Challenge actual post link here and help The Breast Cancer Site and National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. by spreading the Pink Ribbon Challenge.



Portrait


Trying our knowledge in photography. Having no one to shoot but to trust our tripod to this project. After a several clicks and catching the right place for the right framing, finally we have this end product. It has been converted it to high key black and white to add the drama on the picture. Another bonding moment with me and my wife in our journey for being expectant parents.

Swimming Exercise

My wife’s 24th weeks of pregnancy to be exact. Our baby is now well developed at this stage no wonder he is more becoming active inside her mother’s womb. Even though we are well settled at this stage, we still trying to ensure that my wife maintains her healthy lifestyle that she have established, not only for her benefit but especially for our baby.

The picture was taken by me during her weekly swimming exercise down our neighborhood.

A Detailed Scan

20 weeks and 6 days of my baby inside the womb of my wife. Finally, we had a full detailed scan on my baby. For the first time seeing him in full detail, makes me a big smile. As the scan going through, his organs in now complete including his spine. The parts of his face were now almost on its final location. He is now in his normal size even my wife’s bump looks like on her 3rd month. I celebrate when seeing and knowing his gender as I really have a first baby boy, yes it’s a boy.

As we went halfway to the big day, we are enjoying our baby’s presence inside my wife's womb and discovering all the changes on her body is truly amazing. The preparation of his final arrival makes us so excited.

First Time Parents Tips

This are some useful tips for the first time parents.

Avoid changing the carer – Babies usually begin to show signs of close attachment to one special person and this is usually the mother. It’s not a good time for the baby to introduce a new primary carer without sufficient time to get used to the new person.

Keep the home comforts – Take some items from home to help your child feel comfortable while you are away. Things like comforters, toys, pillows and sheets that smell of home can help the child settle into a strange bed faster.

Be a good example – In many ways you should be a good example to your child. For example, when it comes to road safety, always use right pedestrian or overpass when you cross the road. Some adults do not use it even there is one available. Mostly children think that it was right.

Basic First Aid – In the age of seven, your children can attend some basic first aid training that will help them how to react in emergency situations. This is also a big help for them to be more aware of what could happen and avoid potential accident and danger.

Have fun – Try to make family get-together and traditions child-friendly. This is important if you have the first child of the new generation, where occasions may not be geared to youth. Don’t be afraid to change things to help your child have fun.

At home holiday –It’s easy to get bogged down in the responsibility of life, but it’s important to take time out too. Once a month, declare “at home holiday” for your family when you take time out to be together, play board games, go on outings and share activities.

Enhance holiday or traditions – When your family celebrates holiday or special events, allow your traditions to enhance according to your children want. History is important, but if your children are going to enjoy family occasions, it’s important they feel involved. Get their input when planning and try to incorporate their ideas.

Trust your Instinct – When it comes to deciding on appropriate child care, trust both your instincts and your children’s. If you or they feel uneasy about the person or place, spend more time looking around and don’t feel embarrassed about asking a lot of questions.

Talk to other parents – If you’re unsure about the nursery you’ve chosen for your child, ask them to put you in contact with some of the other parents. If they are reluctant to do this, think again about whether you want your child for be cared for there.

Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay is one of the most popular places in Singapore. We did not visit this place last May 2010 because of hectic schedule and my wife is very tired as she is 3 months pregnant in that time. For the second chance, we did visit this place along with my wife’s family. We enjoy the activity there during the night. My cousin told us that this is one of the best places at night. You will notice that a lot of foreigners enjoying the place.

How to get there? From Sentosa Island, we take two trains to get there. Usually Clarke Quay is very accessible in any means of transportation. You can visit here for more info.

Genting Highlands

Do you want to spend some holiday in Malaysia? Well, don’t miss a chance to visit one of the best tourist spot in Malaysia, The Genting Highlands! It’s Malaysia’s City of Entertainment which is located in high mountains. You can do many things like bowling, arcade, archery or have fun with their indoor and outdoor theme park. The hotel doesn’t have air-conditioning as the place was really cold. I can compare it in our place in Baguio, Philippines.

I have been in Genting three times since I am working here in KL and still counting. Because every time I have friend visit us we usually went in that place. It’s around 1 hour from the city centre. It is easy to get there, just go to KL Sentral, take a bus but be sure to book early especially during weekends and holidays. The ticket will cost you about less than 20RM with cable car included (two ways). You can take taxi cab if you miss your slot. It’s around 60RM since the taxi cannot take any passenger going down the place.

We usually most enjoy with the sky cable going up the highland. It’s scary for the first and fun in the same time. You will find trees everywhere during your ride in the sky cable.

Petronas Twin Tower

During college days, I always dream that someday I want to see all the great architecture building in the world, since we are studying architecture. Petronas twin tower is one of them. Now my dream came true. We went here for stop over before taking our vacation in Philippines from India. The company provides us accommodation for that day. We saw the twin tower during the day as we want to see some part of KL too. We been in Menara KL, Petaling Street or they called it China town and the Merdeka Square. We visit it for only 6 hours without thinking that we will transfer here again by the company after we finish our work in India.

But for me, nothing beats the beauty of Petronas twin tower at night. For the second time around, we visit it during the
night time. We spent the whole night there and we didn’t go anywhere. It is a nice sight when you are far, but it was better when you are near the area.

Now, I already visit Petronas twin tower a lot of time. But I am still amaze for this building. It is a man’s work that God gives us talent to do so.

How to get there? We’ll this is very popular place, just take a cab and tell the driver Petronas Twin Tower. LOL

New Google Search Engine

New Google Search Engine

Google search engine updates to get an instant result. This updates feature is to give their user a likely results as soon as they begin typing their query. They instantly predict what searchers are looking for after each letter they will type. This is the challenge from the search alliance of Yahoo and Microsoft.

The new feature was already available to Google users in the US recently and will roll out to users in Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain and Britain eventually.

Google instant search offers as the user types in a query will expect to save an average of two to five seconds on every search. So Google predicted that it would save to customers a total of 350 million hours a year.

Valetine in Sungei Congcak

It was a valentine’s date with my fellow Filipinos here in KL. The KL Pinoy plan to visit this place Sungei Congcak Recreational forest as my first joined to this group. It is a very good time with the members of KL Pinoy.

Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest is located in the district of Hulu Langat, Selangor. Since some of our Kabayan’s has a car we don’t need to commute. But you can also take public transportation, from Kuala Lumpur, take a City Liner bus No 572 in front of Metro Jaya to Kajang town. Then, catch a taxi either in front of Billion Shopping Centre or in front of Plaza Metro Kajang to take you to Sungai Congkak recreational Forest. For more info click here.

This place is promising for me and for the people who love photography. We try to find the falls but were not able to reach the end (actually the start of the water stream). He walked very far maybe it’s about an hour but still its look like there’s no end. So we decide to go back to the group.

Kahalagahan Ng Paggawa




Kahalgahan Ng Paggawa
by Eoz

Ano ang kahalagahan ng paggawa?
Saan at kanino ba ito magsisimula?
Ano ang pamantayan ng tamang paggawa?
Tunay ka bang may pagpapahalaga?

Dapat tayo ay masipag
Matiyaga at maagap
Para sa ating mga pangarap
Makuha natin itong ganap

Huwag iasa sa iba ang lahat gawain
Ipinag-uutos ng magulang ay sundin
Bigyan ng pabuya ay huwag hintayin
Maging matapat sa lahat ng gagawin

Paunladin natin ang ating kakayahan
Bawat oras ng paggawa ay pahalagahan
Tapusin ang gawaing nasimulan
Nang maluwag sa ating kalooban

Paggawa ay pahalagahan
Para sa ikauunlad ng kabuhayan
Positibong pananaw sa kinabukasan
Para pangarap ay makamtan


Mga Tula:
Kahalagahan ng Paggawa
Bata sa Basura
Buhay OFW
Photograpiya
Iba na Ngayon
Ikatlong Buwan
Aking Ama
Colour Pensil
Isang Taon at Anim na Buwan
Ang Hamon
Daang Matuwid
Para sa Kaibigan
Ako ang Simula