Family

Through the years…

by Anna Katharina on January 1, 2013

in Family,Journal,Traditions

Welcome 2013!

Something special happens in every Filipino family every Christmas season.This season starts from December to the first week of January the following year.

I wish I knew how my parents celebrated their first Christmas as a family, since I was only 3 months old then in December 1961.There was no picture to document and remember such event.

I came to know the essence of Christmas when I was a preschooler (5-6 year old) at that time. I would have a new dress that my mother brought from Cinderella (the shop is still existing).The dress was worn for my school’s christmas party, at misa de gallo, and when going to my paternal grandparent’s house. My paternal grandparents would speak to us in Kapampangan and English that’s why I understand a few words from the language.

This is my 24th year celebrating my own Christmas with my children, the usual hustle and bustle of activities,though less strain on my part because all the kids are grown-ups. I have more time for my own shopping and I stayed home a lot.

Christmas for me means family gathering, renewing friendships with long time friends, gift giving and attending Christmas parties. Yes I have to have time for reflection about what I still want in life, my spirituality and faith, my health and future of our family.

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This year 2013 , just simple things , simple life plus good health. This season has to be merry and joyful, it has to be….

September Happenings

by Anna Katharina on September 30, 2012

in Family,Journal

Busy month for the family this September, it was the 75th birthday celebration of my mom and my 51st year .It was a surprise birthday party for her. My siblings planned for the party since July.

What was good about the whole thing is the “family spirit” that was revived. Everybody had their own share to make the party a successful family affair. The theme of the party was “Bigtime na si Nanay”, a spoof of Willie Revillame’s evening show. My daughter was responsible for the theme. Every segment of the party revolved on that theme, even the music and “bayong girls”. Everybody made a video greeting and answered the question “Bakit bigtime na si nanay?”

It was a “family affair” all the way, relatives from Sibul, San Miguel , Bulacan , hometown of Nanay, dominated the guests.

Nanay was so surprised and overwhelmed about the whole thing. She deserves only the best . We hope she will have a long life ahead of her.

 

For a busy mom like me, working 12 hours a day, every minute counts. At my age I have come to a point that I need to prioritize my activities for the day. I hate traffic and queuing because I believe those times are wasted. Sometimes I wish I am a senior citizen who enjoys discounts and always the priority when it comes to service.

One of the trend in today’s way of life is  buying online, products from food to books can be delivered right at your doorstep. Our family is fond patronizing online shopping. This saves time  and effort and most specially discounts are available. Aside from groceries , the drugstore or pharmacy is one of the place I frequent for our essential medicines needs.

Its good to know that medicines from The Generics Pharmacy can be delivered by way of City Delivery. Generic drugs from hypertension medications to fever and cough meds for both pediatrics and adults can be sent at your doorstep . Just order through their hotline, text line or website.

The Generics Pharmacy delivers via City Delivery, it is the First Medicine Delivery in the Metro.

For over-the counter-medicines, you may place your order directly via their

For medicines that needs prescription, kindly follow these steps:

  1. Order via hotline, text line or websites
  2. Email (orders@citydelivery.ph) or fax them a copy of the doctor’s prescription (get fax numbers from from CSRs)
  3. The CSRs will process your orders
  4. Wait for your orders to be delivered to you.

 

 

 

 

 

“Maabilidad na P-Nay, Malusog na Nanay!”

 

By virtue of Presidential Proclamation no. 569 in 2004, March 10 of every year was declared as the “Pambansang Araw ng mga Buntis.” This year’s theme centers on “Maabilidad na P-Nay, Malusog na Nanay!”

This year’s celebration will attempt to set a Guinness World Book of the Largest Pre-natal Class (multiple venues). In a pre-natal class , mothers are given information on how to have a safe pregnancy and the Do’s and Don’ts in pregnancy.