February Special: Let Me Date Your Momma

by Feb 18, 2017Blog, Episodes of Grace, Inspirations

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Taken from the beautiful Chateau de Versailles: Loving all the details on this photo.

Hi guys! Sharing a special break from my usual stories and blogs. Maybe you can help. 🙂

I’m currently looking for a very special companion for this month of February. I’m looking for someone who can enjoy a lunch feast with me, loves food and stories, open to share experiences and who’s willing to take the elevator with me (someone who’s not afraid of heights). Hehe.

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I hope that you’re all having a special month not just because it’s Valentine’s. 🙂

This month is very significant for me. Besides Valentine’s Day, (which I really don’t celebrate as extravagantly as the others) I always plan or do something for someone who’s very dear to me. Since I can no longer physically be with this very special person, I’m opening this month to bless someone who deserves a break and someone who’s worthy to be celebrated.

So I’m thinking, can someone let me go out with their momma?

Will you let me treat her to a memorable and special lunch? Are you willing to let me spend time and to exchange stories with her?

(When everyone’s busy with all the flowers, chocolates and love stories, I’m actually having my Episodes of Grace.) 

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LOVE and Valentine’s are not just for couples but for everyone who celebrates their relationship with someone extraordinarily special.

If you think you have the best MAMA/ MOTHER/ MUM/ MOMMY/ “INAY”/ “NANAY” in the world who deserves a treat this February, let me treat her and take her out on a date.

(I’m also thinking of those who are away from their moms, maybe you’re an OFW or someone who’s based abroad and can’t spend time with her physically for now. Maybe you’re someone who just wants your mom to be treated and experience something new. I want to hear your stories.)

Just some of the requirements:

  1. Please make sure that she can travel and meet me at our designated meeting place and that she can also travel back home safe on her own.
  2. She can spare one lunch on a weekday this February with me (will send the confirmed date).
  3. She has an appetite for good food (not a lot of restrictions or is on a special diet or medications). Please note that we will eat a lot of different cuisines and some are really unhealthy (think carbs, sugar, et al.).
  4. She’s not afraid of heights and can take the elevator.

If you and your mom has a very special story to share and you would like me to have the privilege and honor to take your mom out on a date, feel free to leave a comment here answering the guide questions below. 🙂

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Tell me more about your mom… What makes her unique? What do you love most about her?

Share your comment and story below on why you think I should take your momma out for a lunch date. (Doesn’t need to be lengthy. I’m looking for genuine and heartfelt stories.)

What makes your mom special and unique?

What do you love most about her? 

What do you appreciate about her?

Why does she deserve a break and treat? 

If you can do one thing for her this year, what is it and why?

Looking forward to hear your stories and to date a very special momma this month. You can send your stories until February 21, 2017 (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. Only stories shared on the comment section below within the date and time allowed shall be qualified.

I’ll let my close friends choose the best story with me and I’ll announce the special momma on February 22, 2017 (Wednesday) at 8 a.m. through my Facebook page.

Let’s do this and treat a very special momma this month of February. Thank you in advance for letting me date her! 🙂

Feel free to share this post to anyone you think who can share the best story about their momma. Looking forward to hear your stories. ♡


So, who ended up as my special date? 

Find out about it here. 🙂



  1. joey cornelio

    new year 91′ i was a year old then she used to put cotton balls in my ears afraid that my eardrums would explode because of the paputok and the sinturon ni hudas outside she was 10 years old then, this was my older sister, sorry i know that the contest is for moms but i already took ours on a date and my sister is already a mom and had always wanted to take her out on a date but due to the schedule and the demand of my job i couldnt find the time to do so, shes very unique to the point that shes the only older sister in the world i would ever want to have with her spontaneous genius and witty outlook in life and i would always appreciate how she would find humor in almost everything something not too obvious in the way she looks, i think she really needs a break cuz her last decade has been totally dedicated to my two nieces, when i find the time i’ll take her out on a simple dinner and walk somewhere in the city, or take her and her family on one of my surftrips and teach them how to surf.

    thanks 😊

  2. Dennis Isleta

    My mom’s name is Patrocinio Dumlao Isleta. Friends call her Pat or Ciniang. She was born in 1939 and was raised in the province (Nueve Viscaya) by a very frugal and strict father and a mother who was a public school teacher. She experienced life under the Japanese and had close encounters with death when she was a child. She graduated Library Science from UP – Diliman; worked as Librarian in Ateneo de Manila (which allowed my brother and I to enter that exclusive, high end school with the salary of a soldier); worked as Librarian in Philippine Center for Asian Studies in UP-Diliman; Librarian at the Development Bank of the Philippines and finally at the Asian Development Bank where she retired. In between all those assignments, she had a fair chance to travel abroad, even to some destinations you have been to already. It is her flair for travel that moved her (and my father) to allow my brother and I to travel on our own (separately) to various destinations around the world while we were still very young.

    What makes her unique is she married a military man who was assigned all over the country and even in Vietnam. She had a close encounter with death in Vietnam during a mortar shelling attack by the Vietcong when she visited my Dad. Because my Dad was in the military, she raised by brother, Chad, and my sister, Mian, for the most part of our childhood on her own. She trained us in household chores, in gentlemanly conduct and in independence and love for life. I think the greatest challenge for her was when my Dad became sick with renal dysfunction and had to undergo very frequent dialysis sessions. This lasted for ten long years during which time, my mother selflessly dedicated her everything to the fulfillment of her vows to him, through sickness or in health, until death finally parted them last December. There is more to my mom beyond these lines, so I think it would be a lovely conversation you will have with her over lunch if and when you choose her to go out with you on a date.

    A nice sideline story of her Valentine’s Day celebration last week you can read on my FB timeline.


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