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Beauty Tuesday: Tips from my Mom, the Birthday Girl

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 05/20/2014 at 23:30

Happy Birthday, Nanay ☼

Today is my beautiful mom’s birthday, so this is a tribute to her.

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Birthday Gift to NANAY: Rose Crucifix for LOLA ROSA from my friend EVIE‘s store, Lovely Gift

You know that saying, If you want to know what a girl will look like when she’s twice her age, look at her mother (or something to that effect)? Well, my mother still looks radiant to this very day, and she’s exactly twice my age, so I’d like to think that when I reach her age, I’ll also look and feel as gorgeous as she does. She is healthy and active, vibrant and enjoying life…

Here are the lessons that my Nanay/Mommy Aya has taught me that I take at face value:

  • Eat breakfast everyday for energy
  • Wear makeup to look presentable
  • Always smile 🙂
  • Don’t cry for any guy because no man is worth your tears
  • Be brave

I admit that I haven’t always followed my mother’s advice, but as her mom, my maternal grandmother, Lola Rosing, told me:

Mothers know best.

And so far, they’ve always been right, even when I didn’t agree. Let’s love our mothers because they gave birth to us and guided us as we grew, and if they’re still around after we’re grown, they don’t stop… Because a mother’s job is never done.

Mahal Kita, Nanay ♥

† GOD Bless Good Moms

My Dearest Darling

In Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Relationships, Travel, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/05/2011 at 18:45

Happy 101st Birthday, ROSA TABERNERO REYES! My maternal grandmother lived a long life by what I call the S trio:
*strength
*struggle
*success
She & I were pen pals, so I’m about to read the letters that she air mailed to me from the PI, in which she always started off by writing w/endearment: “My Dearest Darling Elaine”…
As a fellow school teacher, I didn’t realize that I’d follow in her footsteps, yet she encouraged me to pursue a career in the fine arts, since she was impressed by my calligraphy & drawings that I’d send to her + my musical interests. Today, & the entire month of March, I shall especially celebrate my Lola Rosing: my mentor, my role model, my idol, my hero, my best friend, my favorite person on Earth, & now my guardian angel watching over me from Heaven.
~*~ R.I.P., NANAY ROSA (March 5, 1910-March 14, 2008) ~*~