It was August 24, 2013 when the second football match between the Younghusband brothers was held. Last year it was Phil’s (older) team who take home the bacon while last night it was his younger brother’s team turn. Despite of the heavy rains which has turn the field much more like a water field, James’ team ended the game at a score of 4 against the opponent with only 1 field goal. I guess it was due to their loss last year that made James team very much determined and motivated to win since it is their chance to take revenge and prove the people that they can also win the battle.


I just learned to play mahjong and realized that other than gambling in sense, it is a game of mind. Mind because you need your brain to function in doing so. How? Not that you need to be a fortune teller but you should know how to read the characters. Each block is consists of four similar kinds in which you would need either create three to four of each or 3 consecutive numbers from each set of characters. The three main kinds are the sticks, balls and the Chinese characters. The rest is composing the flowers.

You can pick from any players anytime they throw a character matching two of yours or from the one on your left should it be something that would complete your series. Winning depends on how you arranged the blocks further. It could be thorough assembling seven pairs and one combination of three similar block or series of the same characters. It could also be on having five sets of the latter and one pair of similar character.

Apart from it being a game of mind it is also something that would test your patience; patience in waiting for the last block that will complete your set to win.


I have known domino since I was young. I remember I was playing with my grandfather then. It is a game of completing the sequence by putting on the same half of the dice either on both edges. And here is where I realized what the phrase “domino effect” means. It is a continuous impact in sequence.

At this point I was able to teach my five year old son on how to play the same and he is very smart to learn that fast. The only technique about it is on how you will be able to block your opponent giving him no choice but to pass a certain round because he or she has nothing to put in next.

However, now that I am old enough; I learned that this can also be a form of gambling and this is the point which I will not put any emphasis of it to my son. Domino should only be a form of game and recreation in his eyes.

Next time I’ll introduce him to something like pearl drum sets prices at musician’s friend to see if he has that inclination to music.

Bonding Moments

We need to take advantage of our time together as a family since tonight is gonna be the first of our last two nights together. Daddy will take the night shift again starting Monday. We waited for him to get home tonight so we can have our dinner together. After eating and further clean-up of the table and our body as well we went straight to the room and watch the last night of The Battles portion of The Voice of the Philippines. Moments like this including the tickles and laughter is simply priceless something you can treasure the most- bonding time, quality time with the family. =)

Review Time

This week is scheduled as Marcus’ examination week which means that we have to review his lessons for the first quarter. It is a good thing that the school issued some pointers to focus on. Though the subjects are never really easy to study not as easy as playing like a keystation 88es at guitar center all we need is just to manage our time taking things one step at a time – no rush as they say. Sometimes we do some alternative by singing some songs at least to have a sense of difference so there would be no dull moments in learning.

Better Luck Next Time

We were the defending champion of the league and we didn’t expect that Saturday would be our last game to play. We have been defeated by our former opponent composed of far younger generations. Admittedly, they are good enough. They have these strong defensive skills in playing the volleyball. Maybe we have also appeared too confident and complacent during the game. What lacks us even more is the team effort – there wasn’t any noise in playing, there was not much of encouragement for each and every team mates, rotation of players has not been executed very well and most of all there was not even a single practice that we’ve done. With that it is an acceptable fact that we will not be able to get through the finals.

The Heart of Gilas Pilipinas

Truly when you play with your heart you’ll never go far from victory and that is what our very own team Smart Gilas Pilipinas have showcase during the semi-finals game against Korea in FIBA 2013. A lot of people are aware how underdog the Philippine Team when it comes to the skills of Korean but players of Gilas have proven them wrong. They played with great defense and offense mixed with precision. At first it seemed they will not make it but towards the end of the game they have made their hearts exposed along with the support of the Filipino people. Indeed it is one big achievement our entire country should be proud of. Go Smart Gilas! Laban Pilipinas! Puso!

Dream Cars

I’m not sure what has made my husband to selectively list some car brands along with the specific models. He is even asking me to research for a price of each and every thing.

Super Grandia
Land Cruiser
4 Runner




Montero Sports

Mazda 3
Pick-up Mazda

Mercedes (Topdown)
Jaguar (XJ Series)
Volvo S80
Volvo XC90

Tovareg Hybrid

MG (Sports Car)

These must be his dream cars. I should have asked him though. 😉