Thank you to the attendees of this talk for being so engaged, participating and asking questions! We packed so much learning and inspiration in the 1.5hrs that we were together and I truly hope that I’ve helped each one of you make even a small positive change at home! I feel so inspired to continue doing what I do even if Decluttering is not the most glamorous or easiest job. I’m happy to touch even one person’s life, but talks and workshops like this help me reach more people! Thank you @bpisustainability for the pics and for having me 💖💖💖
I’m always always nervous before giving a talk on Decluttering but I try to push myself to say yes even if my anxiety is high because i truly believe in spreading the word about Decluttering and empowering people to take on and vanquish the clutter in their lives. Thank you @bpisustainability for inviting me again. It’s such an honor!
Missing the cold weather in Japan. Hopefully we get to go back when it’s cold, coz the last time @diplobaby saw snow was when he was less than 4months old (2nd pic) when we were still living in Berlin, Germany. Lately I’ve been reading posts about how people have been wanting to migrate and leave Manila for good because they just want a better quality of life - not sitting in a car in traffic for 2hrs just to go to a vaccination appointment, or not wanting going out to socialize or see family because they spend 5hrs in traffic to go to work and would rather stay home and rest on weekends. I agree. Kids should spend 2-4hrs of their lives sitting in cars. They should be playing in safe parks with fresh air. When did clean air and playing in parks become a luxury in Metro Manila? I don’t know. Why is healthcare and education not a universal right? Many moms want to move to where childcare, healthcare and education is a universal right so that when they get sick, it won’t be catastrophic and finish up all the savings and they can be sure their children are still going to be able to finish schooling. I hope all these things for my child to. And I wish we didn’t have to go to other countries to get it. What countries offer free to cheap childcare, free education and education? Please comment below as I would love to know!
@diplobaby’s own little Christmas Tree which we bought from @rustansph so he had his own mini tree to decorate. First I place LED lights using rechargeable @eneloopjourney batteries in black (has more power but fewer charges) so that we can see where we are placing the decor. You can get fairy LED lights from Rustan’s too or IKEA. You can see a short video of us decorating and then also a few short clips of DiploBaby goofing around as Santa when he found a hat. In the last video he explains what Santa gives to good and bad kids. Please see my stories for close up looks at the Christmas Vignettes I’ve slowly been creating around the flat.
With football and swimming already a regular part of @diplobaby’s week, we weren’t really looking for another activity for him, (I don’t want to over schedule him and boredom is a precious gift of childhood that teaches imaginative and open play) but when I heard about toddler yoga with @elizabeth.bosse in Salcedo Village, I wanted to try it out. After our free trial session we signed up for more because I really like the intimate home setting and only having a few kids. It helps him focus more with less distractions from other kids. I also love that it’s taught him the value of breathing and relaxing. When I’m getting anxious, DiploBaby gives me a hug and tells me to breath. That’s the value of yoga - breathing is everything! I can’t believe my 4yo is already learning it at such a tender age and this bipolar mama is just so appreciative of that he’s learned this in Yoga. When there aren’t many kids TD and I sometimes join in too. We are the least flexible people but it’s okay coz we are with toddlers. Joining in helps make them comfy and want to do the poses. It’s also cute when we can’t reach our toes, coz DiploBaby comes over to help us. He really is such a sweet little boy. We feel so lucky to have been gifted such a loving sweet Jungemann 🥰 After yoga the kids play while mamas (and dada) catch up! #diplobaby #thediplomat #thediplosinmanila #toddleryoga #yoga #breathe #namaste #om