I remember Papa..

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I went to see my ENT doctor last February 5 for a follow up check up. It was 11 days after my surgery. I was advised for 2-week voice rest more. I can talk now but should be very minimal. I was told to talk only if necessary. If not, then just keep my mouth shut. :) After my check up, I went to SSS Office to check the status of my Sickness claim application. Unlike other counter, Medical line is not queueing. I was able to finish my business in less than 15 minutes after I arrived the said office.

It was still early in the afternoon then that I decided to visit a mall. No, I didn’t go to Megamall. I went to Edsa Central Pavilion. I plan to visit different bookstores in and around it. I took a jeep ride bound to Crossing United from Medical City. I decided to eat a late lunch at Jolibee. I chose to seat on a chair near the Window. I ate lunch slowly and just enjoy the food.

Since, it was nearly 3PM, the place was not crowded like it used to during lunch time. As I gazed around the fastfood chain, I suddently remembered that my father used to meet his “business clients” in it.

My father died 6 years ago. He died of lymphoma. I wasn’t able to visit his tomb on his death anniversary because it was the same day when I underwent the operation. It was January 25.

He used to sit in the far left corner of the resto facing Highway 54. I took a quick look on the said spot. I usually felt sad when I remember my father. But now, I guess I have already accepted that he is gone, and what I felt then was no longer sadness but regret. Regret because he may not be able to see how our life has improved. He may not be able to watch news, movies from a big flat screen. He may not be able to sing in our midi player. He may not be able to joing our family dates. He didn’t us his girls college graduation picture hanging on the wall. He may not be able to see his granddaughter blossom into a fine girl. Yet, I realize that inspite of all these things, papa is happy now and I would like to believe that he is in a better place now than us.

We love you papa and we will always miss you. Until we meet each other again.

Ciao! :)

A Successful Surgery!

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I have been dealing with hoarseness since last 2 days of 2012. I didn’t mind it then because I was also suffering from flu then. I thought it was normal. After my shift last January 2, I decided to see a doctor; and then I started my long sick leave. :(

I was admitted to the hospital in the afternoon of January 24; a day before my scheduled surgery to remove the cyst found on the right side of my larynx.

I was really scared. I do not know what will happen after the surgery. I trust my doctor/surgeon. But, sometime, something goes wrong as well. I have been praying for a successful surgery and for my recovery from our Healer, and of course, I have prayed for Dr. Jarin and all the doctors and medical staff who will be with him as well.
The night before the operation, I asked my cousin to accompany me to the hospital’s chapel. I prayed and prayed and prayed until I felt God’s comforting peace assuring me that everything is going to be fine. And that He is in control.
I couldn’t sleep that night but I forced myself to. My operation was scheduled around 7AM. I slept wearing my hospital gown already. I woke up around 6AM the following day. I didn’t eat or even drink water since 11PM that night. I was on fast and was getting my nourishment on dextrose.

The OR staff fetch me from my room passed 7AM already. At the OR, I was welcomed by number of staff including my doctor. The staff nurse did a routine check on me first before I was moved to the designated room where the surgery will take place.

While waiting, I looked around the OR and saw number 7. Many of us know and believe that said number is associated with God. I know then that He is with me, and I will be fine. :)

Few minutes later, I was moved to the designated room. I was greeted by my anesthesiologist, Dr. Torres. From the stretcher used to fetch me in my room, I was transferred to the bed in the OR. I will be under general anesthesia but a needle was not used on me, thank God! I don’t know the medical term for it but I basically inhaled the anesthesia using a mask. That was the last thing I remembered.
When I woke up, I was still wearing a mask but it was for my oxygen. My heartbeat was still monitored as well as my blood pressure. I was already in the recovery room. There was no pain in my throat. I was just dizzy and sleepy. Praise the Lord, my surgery was a success!

As I leave the OR, I uttered a prayer of thanks to God, to Mama Mary, to my saints and to my angels. I didn’t forget to pray for the other people who will undergo and undergoing the surgery at the time. There are many people waiting outside the Operating Room. I know that there are people whose cases are worse than mine. I even heard one of the staff talking to another that the relatives of one of their patients’ are already in the conference. I just hope that everything goes well for that someone, too.

I stayed in the hospital for four days. I wanted to visit the chapel before going home but I couldn’t. I didn’t have someone to accompany me. My sister and my cousin were working on my discharge clearance.
I knew also that one of the hospital stall will accompany us going to the basement where we will be waiting for a cab. But, maybe God knows that I really wanted to visit the chapel before going home. My sister asked the staff nurse if it was okay to go down the basement without an attendant, and we were allowed. :)

From the 12th floor, we stopped by the second floor and I went to the chapel. I knelt and prayed to God.

Truly, God has always been with me. I know that my ordeal doesn’t end at my operation. I am in recovery stage and I am not talking still. I have not heard my voice yet since I underwent the surgery. I have been longing to talk and to sing. Well, I have been patient and continuously praying.

I believe that everything will be okay. I know God wanted me to do something different, I just don’t know what it is yet. :)

Ciao! :)

Crazy about Books

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My passion in reading and collecting books was actually influenced by my younger sister Patty. She is actually the book worm in our family. Since she’s already working, she can afford buying the books she loves. Like me and our youngest sister Pauline, she also loves going to book sale, book bazaar and any thrift bookstore where she can find good buys. :)

She started collecting her oldest time favorite teen novels books called Sweet Dreams. We both learned to love reading Sweet Dreams when my god-sister Claire lent me her Sweet Dreams books when I was in high school. We cannot afford to buy books then. I mean books like that. Our family is not a well-to-do family. We only buy books that we really need for school. Often times, we go to the library for our assignments.

Since, Sweet Dreams is not being published anymore; she would just visit book sale or any thrift and garage sale where she might find copies of Sweet Dreams. She actually printed out the list of all Sweet Dreams Novels and cross out the titles of those she already has. I was fascinated with this that I found myself helping her collect Sweet Dreams. I also started going to book sales and thrift books. I learned to browse through the piles of books available on sale. It was actually fun! :) And, when we found a copy it was like, jackpot! :) She still has a long list of titles to complete, though.

The first sets of book I were able to acquire were the Grolier’s 24-Volume I Wonder Why and the 12-Volume 1000 Things You Should Know About. I got it when Nonet was only 2 years old. It was February 2008. It may cost a lot but it was worth it. Nonet was able to distinguish animals and the difference between a Cheetah, a Tiger and a Jaguar because of the said books. She learned about animals and parts of the body first before she learned ABC and 123, because of the said books. And now that she can read, I often find her reading those books and then she would tell me about new things she learned. :)

My childhood dream though, is to complete the volumes of Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mystery Collection. The first Hardy Boys I read was entitled While the Clock Ticks. It was volume number 11. It was my Tito Rudy’s book. Said book was actually published in 1965, if I am not mistaken. That was the first Hardy Boys book I have. I still have a long list to complete, too. But, slowly but surely I believe that I will be able to complete it.

With our fascination and love with books, it was not surprising if I would tell you that the three of us went to the National Bookstore sale at Quezon Avenue last November 2012. It was not that convenient for us to go there, considering the traffic in EDSA. The many transfers of vehicles that we need to do because we don’t own a car. It was really tiring but we had a lot of fun! I cannot imagine the number of books on sale! :) We actually spent around 4 hours checking every table for books that interest us. :)

When NBS had another book sale at Market! Market! Mall in Taguig, Pauline and I went there, too. There I found Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mystery Books worth Php50! Original price of the said books is Php185. I was really happy. :) Pauline was able to find copies of Judy Blume’s novels and stories as well. Being that said, I would like to share an interesting story that happened to us there.

Pauline was actually looking for a certain Judy Blume story called; The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo. She asked me to help her find it but we already checked all the tables and didn’t have any luck. There were a lot of people. When they check on books, it’s as if, they were in “ukay-ukay”. Most people didn’t care if they were already stepping on books or destroying it. Anyway, I told Pau to do good deed for the books. We picked up the books that fell from the table where we at, and arrange them in a way that people would easily see the titles and authors, so they would need not scramble the books. Maybe, God saw our good deed then. I was reaching out a certain book under the table, and when I turned it over, there I found, Judy Blume’s, The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo! :)

As of today, I have completed Twilight Saga Novel including Bree Tanner’s story and the Official Illustrated guide to Twilight Saga. We have completed Chronicles of Narnia. We also have the 7 books of Harry Potter. I have Og Mandino’s books which I got from Tito Nonoy. I have Mitch Albom’s books (Five People You Meet in Heaven, Tuesday’s with Morrie and For One More Day). I have read his novel Have a Little Faith but I have yet to get a copy of it as well as his new novel, The Time Keeper. I also have series of religious books written by different authors.

I have completed Nicholas Sparks’ 17-novels (The Lucky One is with Pau’s friend at the time of this picture). And, he actually signed my favorite novel, “The Notebook” when he visited Manila for book-signing and launching of his latest book, The Best of Me, on October 28, 2011 at The Podium. It was Nonet’s birthday so I will never forget it. :)

Thanks to Pau for introducing me to Nicholas Sparks and Mitch Albom. She has her collection of Judy Blume and Maeve Binchy. Patty has Sweet Dreams and Janet Dailey. Nonet has her own collection of books, too. :) As a family collection, we have ample of Classic Novels from various authors like the Bronte sisters and Charles Dickens.

Seeing our books really makes me happy. They are my stress reliever. Reading is a form of relaxation for me. When I read, I relax and I rest. So, I am not really fan of sci-fi or books that would actually require you to “think”. Hehehe! I just like easy-reading books. I also love reading autobiographies and anecdotes of people about their first hand experience of God’s power and love. :)

I always tell Nonet, that her mommy doesn’t own a lot of money. If there is something that I would leave her when I am gone, it would be my book collection, and the joy of reading and collecting books. :)

Ciao! :)

My First Chuck!

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Converse is one of the leading brands of snickers, I guess around the globe. I am not really a fan of rubber shoes or snickers. I am more comfortable of wearing sandals, doll shoes and pumps. I had rubber shoes when I was in high school because of our PE, which I used until second year in college for my PE class. Since it has served me for long years, I had it retired. :(

I only got another pair of snickers when I was already working. My friends asked me to join them in playing badminton one day after work. I decided to join them. I was wearing jeans and boots. The lady in the gym didn’t allow me to play because I am not wearing the appropriate attire. My boots may also cause me harm as I run after the shuttle cock. Since my friends like me to join them, they had bought a pair of snickers from a nearby “ukay-ukay.” :) I was accompanied by my friend Mot-mot in getting one. :) It was like 5 years ago and I still have the said pair.

When I was in college, my friends Arlene and May (whom I miss a lot), love to wear Converse’ Chuck Taylor. Every year, Converse will hold its annual Sale at SM Mega Mall’s Mega Trade Hall. I remember going to the said sale with them twice or thrice. I just love looking at shoes at 70% off. Since, I am not fan or maybe I don’t have enough money to buy, I just go there to accompany them and share the happiness they felt when they found Chuck at low prices! :) Well, I remember buying a pair of socks, a cap and a T-Shirt for my father at one time for as Christmas presents. :)

It’s been a while since I have been in the said sale. I have graduated from college in 2003. Well, t has been a long while actually. :)

Last December 2012, Converse held its annual Sale again. I told my sister Pauline and she was actually delighted. She is a big fan of Chuck Taylor. The day of the sale came and we went there as early as 10AM. She was really excited. We decided to split and had our ways in checking the shoes. I do not have intention to buy one for me but I will buy a pair for Nonet. She prefers to wear rubber shoes and snickers instead of doll shoes and sandals. Oh yeah! We’re opposite! Hehehe! :)

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After an hour, I received a text message from Pau. She’s looking for me for she couldn’t decide what to get. She actually has 5 pairs in our basket! The price of each pair cost around Php 1200. It’s a good buy actually. She was able to find new stocks. I told Pau, that every year Converse hold a sale. I asked her to just get two pairs. She decided to get a pink and a green. I found a blue high-cut for Nonet. Pau told me to buy one for myself. Since, she is done; she helped me find something that would fit me (and will look good on me).

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Believe it or not, I have tried on 10 pairs! Different styles and different colors but nothing seems to fit me. :( Pau then said to just forget about it. Chuck Taylor is not for me. When we headed our way to the cashier, a pair of white Chucks caught my eyes. White is “safe” color. I thought I can wear it with any shirt color. I tried in on and voila! It fits and it was really comfortable. I didn’t imagine that I would want to wear snickers as an everyday wear. But now that I have tried it, I guess I know now the reasons why people from different walks of life enjoy wearing Chuck Taylor. :)

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This year, we would watch for another Converse Sale in December and we will definitely be there. :)

Ciao! :)

God is in Control

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I went to MedCity today for a check up from my ENT doctor. It has been almost two weeks since my home confinement due to severe asthma attack and acute laryngitis. There is still hoarseness in my voice, although it has improved a lot. (Maybe the medications given to me are now taking effect). The doctor said that my throat has improved but still swollen. He is actually reluctant when I asked if I can report to work already. He said that if I really needed to go to work, then I should talk in a very low tone voice, slow pace, rest in between and drink a lot of water.

I know that if he is to ask, he would still recommend me to just stay at home and have a voice rest until I am completely well. He may not say it aloud though but the looks on his face tells me so. He knows that I am worried about my job, but I guess being a doctor, he is worried about my health. I appreciate it a lot.

When I leave the hospital, I decided to go to Galleria to pay for the books we have ordered for youngest sister little side-business. On my way to the mall, I prayed and prayed asking for God’s healing and guidance. I am truly worried about my job, and the thought of losing my voice completely is dreadful. I went to Globe center but found out that GCash is not available. I decided then to visit one of my favorite bookstores, Best Seller. I first checked the books currently on sale in the hopes that I would find some good buys. Visiting a bookstore is a therapy for me. (the other one, is visiting the holy sacrament). I found two interesting books to read. On my way headed to the cashier, I found another table with SALE signage over it. Of course, I would not miss that chance. I turned around going to the said table and passed the shelves that contain religious books. I saw Jesus face as cover on the many books on those shelves. When I reached the said SALE books, the first book that caught my attention was the book entitled. “Your Perfect Job” by Robert Bittner.

I usually just browsed through the pages of the book and read a line or two from it. Maybe God directed me to go to that side of the bookstore, so He could tell me what He wanted to tell me. My eyes were set on the line wherein the author mentioned a scene in Moses life. And I quote;

“.. God needed something to grab his attention and set him on the right track. Hence: The Burning Bush. If you are actively working to follow God in your life, chances are God isn’t going to need to grab you by the throat and give you a shake. You only need a visit from God if you are likely, to miss the miracle He has in store for you. All the same, if you do see a bush that’s burning without a charcoal, keep your eyes and ears open. Even if things have been great. Because, there’s one other reason why God might come right out and tell you it’s time to do something different. God may have something even better in store for you and your gifts. Something you can’t even begin to imagine right now..”

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Those words really hit me. As if God is talking to me right that very moment. I was stunned for a moment trying to hold my tears back. I closed the book and looked at the back cover. On the back cover of the book, the writing says, “So, what are you going to do now?”

Earlier that afternoon, while I was waiting for my turn to see the doctor, I was reading an anecdote of woman whose sick mother was in coma in a hospital. It was one of the stories in the said book entitled, “Angels. Miracles and Answered Prayers” (by Kelsey Tyler). While her old mother was in the ICU, a nurse accidentally given her a wrong medication and since then, her mother has been in coma. While she was tending her garden after visiting her mother that day, a man with a dog just appeared before her. In her accounts, she said that there was something unearthly on the said man and she started telling him what happened to her mother. The man said that she shouldn’t worry about her mother for God is in control

When I arrived home today, I tried to contemplate on the incidents that happened. I have been praying for God’s healing hands since the day I was advised to take a rest. Day and night I pray. Every hour I pray, and asked God’s forgiveness and healing.

God wanted me to realize and understand that amidst all my worries, He is in control. And that He may come right out and tell me that it’s time for me to do something different. That He may have something even better in store for me and my gifts. Something that I cannot even begin to imagine right now. I just need to trust and have faith. :)

Ciao! :)

Professionalism should always remains

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One of the requirements that the agency asked honey is to have his NBI clearance be authenticated. About two years ago, when he had his Driver’s license authenticated, we filed it through DFA’s Office of Consular Affairs in Roxas Boulevard.

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Thinking that the authentication is still done in the said building, I accompanied honey to the said office then. If my recollection is correct, we entered DFA’s gate 3. At the gate, we asked the security guard in charge how to go about authenticating NBI Clearance. He said that the authentication will be done in DFA’s old building. I asked honey if he knows how to go to the old DFA building. He said no.

So since, honey doesn’t know how to go there, neither I know. I asked the security how to go there. And this is how he replied to my question. Note, I asked him with politely and with respect.

Security Guard: “magtaxi kayo para hindi kayo maligaw. Eh hindi nyo pala alam. Magtaxi kayo.”

To be honest, umakyat talaga ang dugo ko sa ulo ko. And, I turned back to him with a very serious face and I asked him again with conviction.  I guess he knows that what he responded made me angry already. Then he said that old DFA building is in Libertad. From the Consular Office, we can take a bus ride going to Libertad. Then I told him, “Thank you. Ganyan ang pag sagot kuya.”

Then we left. I still have a lot to say to that security guard but honey pulled me over. He knew already that if we will not leave soon, I will be asking for the security guards manager or higher officer. For I know when to be patient and when to ask for a manager so his or her subordinates will be disciplined.

He may be one of the security guards in DFA but he should still be professional at all times. Since he insulted us for not knowing how to go to old DFA building, I would want to ask him if he knows how to setup a network and VPN; if he knows how to identify no POST from no video issue in a computer.  I was really mad at him. I wanted to say more and would like to belittle him, but I am not really that kind of person. I cannot do that.

Too bad, I wasn’t able to get neither his name nor the security agency he is from. I didn’t get the chance because honey wanted me out of the scene as soon as possible.

I know that not all security guards are like him. It was just a very disappointing experiencing. Honey and I were even dressed up fine. Since we are going to a government office, we are both presentable and neat. I know that I carry myself fine and I talked to them cheerfully, politely and with respect. Yet the said security guard maybe left his manners and professionalism somewhere. :(

I hope that other people may not have the same experience we had. And I hope that whoever manages the security personnel in DFA’s Consular Affairs Office will look into this incident and will install to professionalism and courtesy to their staff strongly.

Ciao! :)

A Passport for Me :)

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After many attempts of getting a passport, I finally have a passport being process. ? The estimated date of delivery will be on August 10, 2012. :)

When I was younger I had a “palm reading” session with Atie. She said that the lines on my palm tell that I may not be going out of the country. I cannot remember anymore if I will not be able to go overseas to work or I may not be able to go out of the country at all.

When I was still at Link2Support, I had attempted to get a passport but I wasn’t able to do it. When DFA launched the appointment system for new passport application, I also setup an appointment with them. However, on my scheduled date I wasn’t able to come for some reasons. :(

Last April, I filed for another appointment scheduled on June 18. I did go to DFA then, only to find out that the appointment I have printed out is a duplicate application. When the verifier scanned bar code on my appointment, it showed a different name. In other words, I wasn’t able to file my application for passport.
When I got home, I filed for another appointment. This time, I made sure that I am printing the correct application. Last July 20, I reported to DFA and finally I was able to process my passport application. :)

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Sometimes, I ponder about the career I have today. Looking back, maybe I didn’t plan my life, or I guess I don’t really have a plan at all. I took up Computer Engineering because computers are very in demand during that time. I needed to have a job right away because I need to support my family and send my younger sister to college. I wanted to be an Accountant; I have always wanted to be a CPA. Yet, I ended up being a Computer Engineering grad. An Engineer by profession, but to be honest, I am not really happy about it. However, I was able to help my sisters finished college and continuously support my family to these days being in this profession.

Maybe that is one of the reasons why I didn’t really have any career path. Maybe because I started out with taking a college course that wasn’t really my choice, that’s why I was not interested in planning my life. What was important to me then, was I earn money and I am able to support my family.

Now that I am in my thirties, I am trying to catch up with my “life planning.” This time, it is not only my family that matters, but more importantly, I have a daughter who depends on me. I have a partner who depends and gets inspiration from me.

Since, I have applied for a passport I now have plans of going abroad; working overseas. Although I am having second thoughts about it but who knows. :)

I may have not planned my life well, but I might not have Nonet if I did. And, even if I wasn’t able to formulate a career and life plans in earlier in my life, I still believe, that there is Someone up there, who knows the best and will give the best for me. :)

Ciao! :)

Our new baby!

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Well, adopted baby I guess. :) Honey got a female black Chow-chow puppy about three weeks ago. He loves dogs and wanted to be a breeder. Their family got number of dogs which include aspins, poodle, shitzu and a pug which they named Bonita. :) He wanted to get a dog which he can call his own, so we went first to Aranque market in Manila. There are different breeds of dogs and cats and rabbits, pigeons and hens. He was interested in getting a Labrador puppy but he was not quite sure if the said puppy is pure breed. The vendor does not have any paper for the said dog. We forgot to go to Cartimar market in Pasay so we found our way to Tiendesitas’ Pet Village. :)

Of course, there are different breeds available and since they are beautiful puppies, honey had a hard time choosing which breed to get. We went from one store to another. I really cannot help but to admire the beauty of these dogs. :) I also checked the cute cats in store. :)

Finally, honey fell in love with a black female chow-chow. She is very charming and very beautiful. Truly, black is beautiful. :) She is a pure breed Chow-Chow with paper from AKCUPI (Asian Kennel Club Union of the Philippines Inc.). :)

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The vendor gave us a traveling cage for her and put on her diapers. We made sure that she would have enough water to drink since it’s going to be a 6-hour drive to Quezon. Yes, honey will take her to Quezon. As much as I wanted her with us, Nonet has allergies with dogs. Our house is too small to have her. Ney’s house in Quezon is big and it has a big yard, too. Aside from that, ney’s mother will be able to look after her and take good care of her when honey leaves again to work abroad.

Though Nonet has allergies to dog, our daughter still loves dogs. She is not afraid of them but she is cautious because of her allergies. We know that Nonet will be happy if she can say hello to chow-chow (which Nonet calls Din-Din) before it goes to her new and forever home. :)

I brought our little chow-chow home and showed it to Nonet, my mother and my sisters. My sisters and I are animal lovers. So they are so happy to her as well. Then, I brought her back to honey’s car ready for her trip to Quezon.

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Honey said that our little baby is doing fine. She knows that honey is her “dad”. He sleeps on a cage in ney’s room. :) He said that Din-din cries when she does not see honey around during the first few days of her stay in their house. But now, she is very comfortable and happy in her home. :)

When we got her paper, we learned that her mother is a red chow-chow and her father is a cream chow-chow. How come she is black? Well, her great great great maternal grand father is an American black chow-chow. :)

Ney and I were talking about two days ago, and we both wanted to have a house of our own with a big lawn. We both wanted to get a Labrador puppy someday. Of course, I do not forget the many dogs and cats who needs forever home from PAWS. :)

I hope and pray that God will bless us and would turn our dreams into reality. :)

Ciao! :)

Celebrating my 31st Birthday!

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Since honey is on vacation from working abroad, he was here with me when I celebrated my birthday. It’s been a while since I celebrated my birthday with him.

We planned of hearing mass at Antipolo Cathedral. But since he was tired and my daughter was still sleepy, we just decided to hear the 12Noon mass at EDSA Shrine. It doesn’t matter which church we will go, what matters is I was able to hear mass and received blessings on my birthday. :)

After the mass, we went to Robinson’s Galleria, so Nonet and Ikay can play at Tom’s World. We had an earlier plan of going to SM Mall of Asia, but due to a not so good weather that day, we decided to enjoy at Tom’s World instead. :)

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The kids enjoy playing at Tom’s World. Honey bought them ample of tokens. They also rode on the mini rides available there. Surely, the enjoyed the rides! Honey also bought us T-Shirt. :)

We left the mall mid-afternoon, so we will not be caught by the rush hours and the possible rain.

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At home, my mother cooked pansit, fried chicken and relyenong bangus. :) Honey also bought me a birthday cake. My sisters commented that relyenong bangus is always present on my birthday. :) You bet it’s my favorite! :)

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I am happy and thankful. Honey and I may have so many differences but maybe my prayers are now working. :)

Thank you Lord for another year and for many years to come! :)

Ciao! :)

At 31

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I celebrated my 31st birthday last June 4. Wow! I am 31. I have been blessed with 3 decades and a year of life and still counting. :) I am grateful to God for my life. For the countless blessings my family and I continues to receive everyday; for the many friends I have; for everything. I may not be where I am now and what I am now without our loving God.

I have a good job and I want to keep it for now. To be honest, I am not quite enjoying it but at least I have a job. I earned money from my job which I use to support my family and to provide for my daughter.

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At 31, I can say that I am successful. Success for me it’s not just about the amount of money you have, or the number of cars you own or the number of houses you have been built. I am successful as a daughter and the eldest of 3 siblings because, I am able to provide for my family even if my father is no longer around. I am successful as a sister because I was able to help my younger sisters to school and help them finished school. Since Pauline graduated this year, the three of us are now college graduates and professional. I am successful as a mother because, I am able to provide for my daughter. I am able to buy her maintenance medicine for her asthma. I am able to buy her clothes, shoes, books, toys and food. I am just glad that God has always been there for me so I can do all these things. :)

At 31, I know that I have done many mistakes and wrong decisions. Decisions I made, which had hurt me and other people. Mistakes that made me look bad. Mistakes that made me cry. I am only human. I may have done a lot of mistakes in the past but what is important is that I have learned from those mistakes. The wrong decisions I made in the past made me wiser. The hurt and the pain I had gone through made me stronger.

As I begin a new decade of my life, I hope to be a better person. I will always remember what my boss taught us; that in every situation you should be the better person.

I know that there will be lot of problems and challenges I have yet to face. There will be difficulties that will test my patience and faith. There will be troubles that would cause pain and heartaches.

Yet, I will not be afraid and will not worry too much. I believe that God will always be there for me, no matter what happen.

Looking forward to wonderful years ahead! Praise and thank you Lord!

Ciao! :)

A Family Day

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It’s been almost three weeks since ney arrived from Saudi. He stayed with Nonet and I for three days, and then I let him go to Quezon to be with his parents. Well, I need to go to work, too. :) Since he only visit during my rest day, we tend to do go out most to attend to “work-related” stuff. Though, we already spent a day with Nonet, he feels like our daughter is being left out from our lakad. :)

That’s why, two Fridays ago, he decided to take Nonet on a date. Nonet loves going to Mall of Asia, because of the grounds by the bay and the different kiddie rides available. After spending 60 tokens in Tom’s World at Robinson’s Galleria, we headed our way to Mall of Asia. :)

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Since we had a late breakfast at home, we just grabbed burgers, fries and ice cream from Burger King. We technically ate our snacks in the bus bound to Baclaran. :) The aroma of the burgers spread across the bus, which makes (I believe) people to drool. :P

When we arrived in MOA, we went first to department store and bought t-shirts. I also checked available anniversary gifts for men which I can give to honey. Then, we headed to the grounds at the back of MOA. We really enjoyed it! :) Nonet took advantage of the different rides available for children. We then took a ride to the big and tall ferris wheel in there. In my view, it is much smaller than The Wheel of Fate in EK, but I cannot confirm. :)

We decided to eat our dinner at the Aristocrat Restaurant. But before going there, we let our eyes enjoyed the beautiful fireworks display. Too bad, our camera ran out of charge. :(

It was really a happy day for me and Nonet, and I believe to honey, too. We still have a lot of things needed to address in our relationship. But, I hope that in God’s grace and love, everything will be put in order.

God bless us!

Ciao! :)

Off to Beach?

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I don’t know when. :( We are now at the last leg of summer, and yet I have not gone to the beach yet. :( I am trying to apply for a vacation leave on my birthday but it has not been approved yet. I would like to go to the beach this weekend but I have errands to do on Friday. I just want to spend sometime in the beach with Nonet and honey. The last time the three of us went to the beach together was when Nonet is only 3 years old. I remember her running around the resort while wearing one of those Kangol hats available in the market. :)

I hope I would be able to dip into the blue sea and enjoy the relaxing water it offers. :)

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My sister Patty with our cousins, Cathy, April, Adette and our niece Ikay @ Tumagay Beach Resort

Ciao! :)

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