You and I

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Lai and I had our breakfast at Mc Donald’s this morning. Well, it’s actually our office lunch break! :) I go to work at 3AM and my lunch break is scheduled at 6:30AM. Although, I usually take lunch at 7AM. I think 6:30AM is to early. :) Anyway, my meal card has run out of budget, Lai and I decided to have our meal at Mc Donald’s which is just across our building. For us it’s lunch but for most people eating in the diner it was breakfast. :)

When I was in college, one of my sidelines then was to sing on weddings. Oh yes, I was once a wedding singer. Believe me I have love being one. My friend pianist, Kiko, who is very talented by the way, used to play song as we rest a bit. In one of the weddings we sang at, he played the song You and I. I fell in love with the music and I asked him to teach me the song. He did. :) Since then, I started singing the song You and I. I have loved the music and its lyrics. When I finished college and started working, I wasn’t able to join them in their gigs anymore. My unusual work schedule prevented me so. :(

This morning at McDo, as Lai and I we enjoy eating our pancakes and chatting about life, the store is played the sweetest wedding song of all.  That was the first time I heard that song.  The same song that I have sang many times already. :)

When I got home, I immediately turned on my computer and started searching for the said song. Luckily I found it. It was one of the songs, in the movie, Goodbye Mr. Chips. It was actually a novel written by James Hilton.

I played the song over and over again. Gosh I love that song. :)

When I get married, I would definitely sing this song for my husband on our wedding day. :)

Ciao! :)

A Walk to Remember

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I finished reading the book A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. I told you before that the first novel written by Nicholas that I have read is Safe Haven. I liked the way he wrote his novels. Simple yet heartfelt. Anyway, my sister Pauline asked me to read A Walk to Remember, too. She said that it;s going to make me really cry. Well, I have seen the movie, but she said that reading the book is totally different. Alright I agreed, but we didn’t have the book. She has a pdf copy but I don’t enjoy reading a novel from a computer. This is a cliche; when I read I want to relax. :)

Anyhow, I decided to get a copy of it but I want the book with the original cover. Though I’ve seen the movie that starred Mandy Moore, I still wanted the book that I am going to buy has the original cover. Some may say that it doesn’t matter as long as they have the same contents. But for me, it matters. I went to different bookstores and I failed to find one that has original cover with it. :( I am at the point of giving up when I decided to check ebay. Finally, I found a copy! :)

It’s not a brand new book. It was pre-owned but the pages are still intact and no folds. I sent an email to the seller and we setup up a meeting at SM Megamall. I was really excited when I got book. I was so excited showing it to my sisters. They love me so much when I buy a book. Hehehe! :)

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If I am not mistaken, it took me about 2 days to finish reading the book. I enjoyed it and I loved it. The difference? Well, in the movie I thought the “walk to remember” was the scene where Jamie and Landon had a date. In the book, the walk to remember was actually when Jamie walked down with her father to marry Landon. :)

The book not only talks about love but faith as well. :)

My favorite part of the book is how Landon shared that year with Jamie. He said;

“I relive that year often in my mind, bringing it back to life, and I realize that when I do, I always feel a strange combination of sadness and joy. There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. So I take the memories as they come, accepting them all, letting them guide me whenever I can.”

Ciao! :)

Bermuda Garden

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My daughter just got her Science book yesterday. At first I find the book expensive but when I browsed through its pages, I realized that the price we paid for it, was just right. The book is actually a colored textbook and workbook at the same time. :) As I browsed through its pages, I came across a page which shows a beautiful garden. :)

I have always wanted to have a garden. :) Be it a flower garden or vegetable garden. In the province, my Tita Lyn has a beautiful backyard garden. Though there’s not much flowers in it but it offers fruit bearing trees like Mango, Rambutan, Atis, Avocado and more. But what attracts the kids to play and roll and even lay down on her garden is the well trimmed bermuda grass. It is really beautiful. :)

My Tita Lyn though find it difficult to trim the grass sometimes because of rheumatism, she still make it a point that her garden is managed well. I even thought of buying her an echo trimmers to help her trim the bermuda and pull the weeds. :)

She told me that that during rainy seasons, the grass grows so fast. In summer, she sprinkled water to her bermuda to keep it from drying. When we spend vacation in Quezon, we usually stay at Tita Lyn’s house. You bet, Antoinette really enjoys running and rolling and pretend to trip on that garden. She loves it so much! :)

Well, Tita Lyn is currently in the city. She accompanied her youngest sister to see a doctor. She said that when she come back to Quezon after a week or two, she knows that there’s going to be a lot of work in her garden. :)

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(Look at the green grass.. beautiful isn’t it??)

I hope to have one someday! :)

Ciao! :)

If I Could Only Hold You Now

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Hayss.. If only I could.. :(

Another Book to Lend

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I received a text message from Vic that he already finished reading the book I lent him. It was a novel written by Mitch Albom, Five People You Meet in Heaven. :) I was glad to hear the he loved that book as much as I do. :)

I hope he’s finished getting all his things frm his old apartment. He’s moving to another apartment in Pasig City. I don’t remember how long he has been going back and forth to Cubao to Pasig to get his things. I remember telling him to hire a pick up track or some kind of a trailer hitches for a one time “hakot”, but I guess he misses his old apartment that’s why he wants to keep going back there. Hehehe! :)

In his FB status, he quote a line from the said book; “People say they “find” love, as if it were an object hidden by a rock. But love takes many forms, and it is never the same for any man and woman. What people find then is a certain love, a grateful love, a deep but quiet love, one that he knew, above all else was irreplaceable.”

I can say that I found that love already. I am 30 now and I can identify whether I feel love or just infatuation. Like what Mitch Albom written in the novel, love takes many forms. I cannot tell yet whether that love is a romantic love, platonic love, paternal love, friendship love, brotherly love or what have you. All I know is that I care and I love the person so much that I always pray for the safety and good luck. I may get hurt because of that love but I allow it happen. I am not a masochist but I just want to myself to realize the person’s worth in my life. The person may never know about it. But I know that the love I have is something that I would keep and treasure for the rest of my life.

I will lend Vic another Mitch Albom novel, For One More Day. I hope he would find it as a wonderful novel, too! :)

Ciao! :)

Love Makes No Promises

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I was listening to my sister Patty’s play list and one of the songs in the said play list is Love Makes No Promises. I have loved this song and been singing it since I don’t remember when. I first heard this song when I was in elementary if I am not mistaken. Well, it could be. The song was a ballad from a Canadian group, Candi in 1988. I didn’t know the title of the song then. I just heard it over the radio and it really made a “mark” on my mind. :)

I remember my mother using it as a “wake up” song for me. Hehehe! I used to sleep very very long then. I love to read ever since I was young and that made me sleep very late at night. That’s why; I woke up late in the morning, too. Hehehe! Whenever the said song is played on the radio, my mother would adjust the volume for me to hear it from my room. My mother was always successful in doing that. Since I love the song, I cannot bear to miss it. When I hear it, I would come running outside the bedroom. And I am awakened. :)

It was only when I gained access to the Internet and used its search engines to help me find the song. Since then, I started singing this and every time that I do, it really pricks my heart.

Love makes no promises.

I believe that many of us have fallen in love more than once already. Sometimes, when we are so much in love (or just as we thought), we tend to believe in all the promises love would bring. If we end up hurting and crying because of that love, we tend to curse love. And tell ourselves that we’ll never fall in love again.

Love makes no promises, there’s nothing I can do I am letting go of you..

Does really love makes no promises? In the bible, it says that;

Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes.

We may sometimes find love to give no promises but we should never lose faith in love. No matter how many times we fall, get hurt, bruised and cry because of love, we should always keeps our hopes high, for in the end, these three remains… faith, hope and love. And the greatest of them is LOVE! :)

Ciao! :)

Rise and Shine People!

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It’s a good day today. Typhoon Falcon has left the country after bringing so much rain and flood. Though I love rain, I was also worried about those people who were greatly affected by the storm. I was listening to the news this morning and found out that there are still towns in the country that are submerged in the flood. :(

During the rage of Falcon, news about flood and emergency help were all in the news. It’s a good thing to know that most of the town and cities in the country have learned a great lesson after the wrath of Ondoy. Many cities have their own rescue boats and emergency equipment. If US has rv travel emergency, the country also has different agencies which one can call incase of urgent situations.

The weekend weather has been good so far. There had been some drizzles but its pretty much fine compared to last week’s weather. :)

Well, it’s a great Monday and it’s a great weather to start the week.

Good morning everyday and have a wonderful week!

Ciao! :)

If I Believe

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I will cherish this song for as long as I live..

Ciao! :)

It might just be a Paternal Love

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Well, that’s what I keep telling myself for a day now. I keep on telling my heart and mind that it wasn’t a romantic love that I felt. There wasn’t and there isn’t any at all. Maybe it was just plain paternal love and friendship love that I found. I don’t know.. :( But maybe it is.. And I guess that it should be the kind of thinking I should have. It should be the kind of feeling I should feel. :(

It has been quite a while since I see him and been with him. When we met again, the feeling I had for him seems to rekindle again. When he held my hand, I felt the electricity I once felt. My heart started beating fast.

Well, maybe he’s really like that. Maybe he really treats his subordinates like that. I always tell myself that I am nothing special and that he treats me the same way and the same level he treats others. Maybe he treats me as a daughter.

One time he told me that I shouldn’t be jealous for he does love me. He loves me very much. Well, I believe him though. But I guess it isn’t the kind of love I am hoping. :(

When he held me in his arms, I really felt the love and a deep concern he has for me. It is a genuine love. It is a true concern. He’s really a family man. He really cares for a family. And, I really admire and look up to him. He may be the kind of father I must have looking for. A father whose concern is real.

Sometimes, I asked myself why I always tend to fall to a wrong person. A wrong person not because he is a bad one, but because he is already committed to someone else. :( It’s a good thing that my angels and my prayers are still strong enough; strong enough to prevent me from doing things that I would definitely regret.

I am only hoping for the best right now. Besides, I have a daughter and a first love whom I should be entrusting my love as long as I live.

God bless my heart..

Ciao! :)

A Father’s Day Memoir

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On the same day that the Philippines remembers the 150th birthday of her national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the world celebrates Father’s Day.

Father’s Day is celebrated every 3rd Sunday of June.

The last time that I was able to greet my father; Happy Father’s Day, was in 2006. He passed away in January of 2007 because of multiple organ malfunctions due to stage 4 lymphoma.

My father wasn’t a perfect father, but I know that he loved us. Maybe he was just human and had been too weak to fight and resist all the temptation around him.

He was a sweet father. He wasn’t a strict father. We can crack joke at him and laugh with him. He loved to sing and to read books. Maybe we got those traits from him. My sisters and I love to sing and to read books as well.

He was good cook, too. I loved his “ginataang tulingan” so much. But, he loved my mother’s version of pancit bihon. Well, we all love it. :)

During his last few days on earth, I remembered him being very hard headed. I remember fighting with him about two days before he died. The last time that I was able to talk to him was when he asked me to give him some dollars. The last words that I told him before he left us was, I love him and if he needs to go, then he should go. That he shouldn’t worry about my mother and my sisters for I would take care of them.

It has been four years since my father died. We seldom visit his remains in the cemetery but we do not forget to pray for his soul.

He may not be the perfect and the greatest father, but he loved us. He also loved my daughter.

Papa, I believe that you’re with God now. I believe that you can hear my heart from where you are. I just want to say, that you will always be loved and missed.

Happy Father’s Day!

Ciao! :)

How important is GPS?

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When we’re on our way going back to Manila, we had experienced an almost zero visibility because of the heavy rains and the fog. It’s a good thing that my team mate who was driving the car has drive through that road many times already and he is familiar with the turns.

I was really praying for our safety and for the safety of the people in the van behind us. I wonder how trucks pass that narrow and stiff road. Then I realized how important to  buy truck gps for their safety.

It may cost the truck owner few bucks, though. But that would definitely save lives and prevent any unwanted accidents if their trucks have one.

Ciao! :)

Team Building @ Sierra Madre

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When my boss Dan was promoted as team manager, I was part of his original team, along with Paolo Jose, Rico, Pamela and Paul. I have been working for Dell for almost two years and he has been a Dell tm for just as long. And I have grown to love and care for that team. That’s why, whenever they would have a teambuilding we are still invited to come. I missed to join them in their previous team building but I told myself that I would be joining them on their next. Gladly, Pam was able to make it as well. :)

We went to Sierra Madre Spring Valley resort. It is located in one of the mountains of Sierra Madre mountain ranges. I wasn’t able to check the time when we left Pure Gold, infront of Sta. Lucia East Mall. But, Dex told me that it travel time would be around an hour or two depending on the traffic along Marcos highway.

The place is spectacular. I really loved it. Since, I needed to report to ney that we have arrived in our venue, I asked Pam to accompany hike a nearby mountain so I can send my text message. Oh yeah there is no cell phone signal in there. I was told that there isn’t any nearby cell site. Well, even if tried climbing at a certain height, there isn’t any signal still. Since, the trek is not that clear and there were only two of us, we decided to go down.

I really loved the place. Will all the greens and fresh air. A good binocular with large scopes would be nice to have. :)

I got to meet new people and found new friends. I really miss the company of my old team. I miss having them around. I really missed my boss and my rs. Would you believe that I have not seen my boss for 2 months! Yet we are on the same building and same floor; but different wings though.

I get to enjoy singing in the videoke. Ofcouse, I cannot let the team building pass without enjoying the videoke. I got to sing with my team mates. I miss boss Dan taking the microphone from his agent and singing the song that is currently playing. He never changes. Hehehe! :D

I get to talk to Pam about life and work and anything under the sun. I get to the dance with them. Gosh! It was really something that I would treasure all my life. :)

I was too happy that I get a little scared; scared because we might not be in Dell forever; scared that we might not be able to see each other again. Scared that the kind of team building I had with them, will not happen again. Well, I am just praying that even if the day comes, that we get to leave Dell, we would still find time to have a team building like that.

And I hope that the bond we have as brothers and sisters of team Oneil will always be remembered and valued. God bless Team Oneil! God bless boss Dan and RS Treb!

Ciao! :)

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