Working as an event organizer with family members are pretty uncommon especially when baby is included. There are a lot of restrictions for baby’s welfare. You can’t have overtime (because baby needs to sleep earlier), nor you can’t leave her alone on the floor while dancers are rehearsing (they might stepped on baby’s hands or feet or interrupt the entire routines). However, we won’t worry on those areas though. It’s really fun to bring my daughter at work!
Here are the common scenarios that we encounter (that maybe you encounter too!):
>> While Husband is teaching dance steps, I work on my laptop (on the floor) while baby’s on her stroller watching the dance steps.
>> Most of the time, Hiro imitates the dance steps that she sees and whenever she hears the music, she dances (raises her hands) automatically! She’s really cute while doing that!
>> Baby practices her walking skill using a mono-block chair (pushing the chair looks like she’s pushing a grocery cart).
>> When I have to do some out of the room errands, husband takes care of baby (and sometimes, his students take care of her too, during water breaks! Guess we found instant baby sitters, lol.).
>> When Hiro (but most of the time, I) feel bored, we stroll around the school. We go to the grassy school field where husband trains the boys some stunts (flips, breakdances whatever they call it).
>> Lastly(though there are still many scenes, just have to cut it down), meeting with deans and faculty members (or sometimes company owners) with baby! [funniest experience we had so far: while in the middle of the discussion, business consultant explains some important matters. The room was so quiet and the atmosphere is just enough for a serious business plans then suddenly Hiro farted so loud that we can’t help but laugh!]
One night, husband has finished the routine earlier (of course, I stopped my work too) so he spent time with us while watching the other choreographer teach.
Hope you enjoy reading and may you get inspired with it!
We (Husband & I) started doodling together since our first date as friends. But this time, this art work is really different because we made this while we’re fighting.
Cold War: Silent treatment, no talking, poker faces. Our eyes’ attention was in the piece of paper and pens only. We just pursue that doodle because of our promise with each other (that we will be drawing/sketch together for eternity).
So there you go, hope you feel the emotions shouting on those images!
[After that day, we got back on the smooth road again. No more sleeping on the couch for husband anymore, lol. just kidding!]
Last September, my husband and I joined a short film contest about anti-smoking. We didn’t expect to win. I was surprised because among all of my entries, this film won. 3rd place. Pretty weird because this was the video that I least expected (maybe because of the content of the script… I don’t know). Thanks, my husband for the shooting some scenes (and thanks for crying for me on the awarding too! I know that you are so proud of me and I’m proud of you too)
Anyway, it’s up to you to decide if this is worth watching. Sit tight. 😛
“It’s Raining outside, aren’t they?” (sorry for attempting such a corny joke)—This grammatical error joke pops on my head whenever I see rain. And yes, it’s raining here until now. The rain won’t stop that it made me feel so sleepy and hungry, craving for vegetable soup. So I made vegetable soup (potato and carrots). Anyhow…I’ll share a true story.
Last September(2am), My husband and I were having a radical grace study (we documented and made a video blog about it- check out theonewhomjesusloves.wordpress.com). We talked about how his life was changed when he first heard of the good news. The grace gospel. He said- that during his younger days, his life was full of worries and sin consciousness. Whenever he commits a sin, he feels dirty and he feels like he needed to do something to be forgiven by God. It just went bad for him. He felt that he’s forced to make an action to receive the righteousness. Until one day, he had a revelation from God.
Galatians2:21(NIV) “I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” This verse was his one of his highlights during our study. It says there that Christ died for us to be righteous. Therefore, WE ARE RIGHTEOUS BECAUSE OF JESUS’ DEATH. His blood washed away your sins since the day that you were born until the day that He comes back. You cannot work for your own righteousness because Jesus already did it. Accept that truth for it is the good news.
Going back to the story, my husband is now overflowing with the abundance of grace that he couldn’t take it anymore and he is now sharing this overflowing joy about the good news from the Lord. He’s now reigning, preaching youth dancers and many people has been touched by God’s glory.
Fast forward to 2012 (insert audio: swirling sound with electricity like traveling on a time machine). While we were in the middle of the video preach, a dog was barking outside of the house. We couldn’t proceed because of the loudness sound that it makes. We felt like something was stopping us, but we still proceed whatever happens. Until the clock strikes 3, we look outside and we were surprised that the flood is reaching on our gate and it’s about to get into the house (the flood usually don’t reach that area whenever there’s a storm coming). My sister-in-law was on their way out of the city. They left immediately using her car while we stayed inside the house. After half an hour, we got an SMS from her maid, saying they got stranded inside the car.
On my sister-in-law’s Scenario: she went out of the car to ask some help while her daughter and her maid were left inside. The rain won’t stop that the flood is rising so fast. We tried to contact my sister-in-law but we couldn’t able to call her because the coverage area has no signal. So we took an action, my husband went out to find them (I can’t leave the house because of my baby, so all I can do is to wait for them).
The flood reached almost half of the car and if they stayed there for a while, the water might get inside and drown them inside. The maid opened the car window to shout for help.
On the other hand, my brother-in-law (who was in another car that assisted sis-in-law) got stranded too. He stayed nearby church.
After a very long walk on a fast flowing flood, my husband found my sis-in-law’s daughter with her nanny sitting on a roof of a house while holding an umbrella. The rain stops and the other family members were also found safe. Thank God, they all went home safely. They arrived at the house riding a small boat around 6 in the morning. After that, everyone gathered and tell their stories and experiences. In the end, my sis-in-law and the others who got stranded didn’t get traumatized. They even laugh at it. God made them very strong in the midst of their struggles. The best proof here is in niece’s story. She remained strong and cheerful after they had a very hard time outside. She told us that she didn’t get scared. God is really so good that even tragedy comes in our lives, He’ll make it sure that no one will harm His children. He is bigger than calamities.
After months of rehearsals and preparation for LCCDT’s concert, it’s time to relax and have a fun day with family (although we’re always together at work…yes, we bring baby Hiro at work!). These photos were taken at the campus field (where cheerleaders and dancers practice their stunts).
This is the first time that our baby had a first walk on the grass (bare foot). It’s really funny to see her reaction when her foot touches the grasses. It tickles her but she didn’t know how will react on it which gives her the peculiar look
Halloween Costume Party’s Theme was Dance Icon. We decided to dress up as “The Cardio Boys”- One of the best comedy dance group in the Philippines (and I’m proud that my husband is one of them). Check out their videos on youtube and you’ll enjoy the laughter that they bring.
“Love your own” as they say; so we included our daughter to be part of it.