Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Unfavorable Days is Coming

Earlier this morning, when I heard from a personnel of Comptroller's Office that the processing of payroll for all employees will be implemented based on HRIS (Human Resources Information System) by the end of this December, the first thing that came into my mind was the toxic job coming soon.
Why I call it toxic job? It is because the said program has no perfect end result up to this time despite of several years spent on solving the problem. The programmer has really a hard time in making the HRIS perfectly organized or with less error. As a result, we at HRD suffer on the imperfection of the system. For sure, many workload will be added to us and we have to work double time especially starting today that one of our office colleagues is on maternity leave and has no reliever yet. Being one of the responsible and trusted office staffs here in the department, I'm handling now the usual workload left by our on-leave office colleague. So I have to work very hard  and do multitasking to get more work done and meet deadlines. 

It's really a big challenge for me that I have to accept and give my very best to do the job. I already put my trust in God that He will give me physical strength, knowledge and wisdom to fulfill the tasks and responsibilities expected of me. "So help me God."

Sunday, December 26, 2010

God will Lead and Watch Me!

Just wanna share this wonderful words from the Lord through GodWhispers from Bo Sanchez dated yesterday, Christmas Day. It truly amazes me whenever I read my GodWhispers message for the day because it's really perfect timing and just right for the current situation I'm into.  
Thank you so much Lord Jesus for blessing my soul through GodWhispers and for giving us Bo Sanchez as your instrument in sharing us inspiring, uplifting, and encouraging mental nourishment.  

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus!

Today is Christmas Day. It is the time that we commemorate the birth of our Savior, Lord Jesus Christ. Christmas is celebrated around the world with thanksgiving and gladness. We should always remember that love is the best gift that we can show and give to one another. This is the true spirit of Christmas Season.

Lord Jesus, our Father, we wish you a very Happy Birthday!!! On the occasion of your birthday, take away the sins, the misery, the disease from whole world, shower your blessings over the entire globe and spread the wings of love to all......... Make this World a better place to live in.......... ♥♥♥ MERRY CHRISTMAS!♥♥♥

A Blessed Christmas to all! This  is the day we have longed for, and for which we have been preparing during these past four weeks - the commemoration of the earthly birth of God's eternal Son. No words can express the importance of that event in the history of humankind as well as our personal lives. In all truth we can say that, after the birth of Jesus Christ, nothing and nobody has been the same as before, for in him God has become a brother to every human being in the fullest sense. God's incarnate Son has come to share our problems, worries, and aspirations that we might share God's peace and God's very life. With hearts full of gratitude, let us offer ourselves totally to the Lord! (Source: Liturgical Leaflet (Euchalette) dated December 25, 2010)

Monday, December 20, 2010


Unhappy? Is it normal to feel this way? I hope so. I'm sure I'm not alone in this kind of feeling. I don't deny that every now and then I feel this way. There are things I wanted to happen and hope for it but it failed. And it depresses me a lot. I want to scream. I want to cry out loud. Until when I'll be waiting for my utmost wish in life? Sometimes I found myself soaked in a pail of hatred and pain. Keep wondering why the lucky star is keeping away with me. Is it worth waiting for uncertain thing? Yes! A lot of people keep on saying that. I believe on it. But I just can't ignore the sting of disappointment and frustration whenever I feel weak. I need to be strong. I need to keep my faith and hold on to God's promise. That's the only best thing I can do now.

Two Little Angels

A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone”               By Author Unknown

My two good friends, Jasmin and Roni are now pregnant. They are now in their first journey to motherhood. They embrace it with an open arms for it gives priceless joy, fun and precious moments to the whole family, circle of friends and relatives.

Jasmin is currently 8th months pregnant. January 09, 2011 is her due date to give birth. We're all excited to see the coming of the precious baby. They are now preparing all the things needed for that day. Ultrasound result says it's a baby girl. How wonderful!

 A great joy and happiness enveloped the whole being of the couple when the result of pregnancy test was positive. God bestowed them a priceless gift  and it's really an answered prayer. At first they can't believe it for they're waited it for a year or two. She even bought another pregnancy test to be sure of the outcome. And still it's positive. She's 6 weeks pregnant. Her due date to give birth is on July 25, 2011. How lovely!

Congratulations to both of you, Jasmin & Roni Rose!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Letter from a Friend

I stumbled a beautiful love letter full of love and compassion coming from Jesus when a friend of Ate Esther gave her a Christmas present with a short note on it. I do really love the message that's why I asked her friend about it and was glad when she lent me the book where she got it.  Every time I'm feeling down and alone, I read it to lift up my spirit. What a wonderful message from Above!

I just had to write to tell you how much I love you and care for you. Yesterday, I saw you walking and laughing with your friends; I hoped that soon you'd want Me to walk along with you, too. So, I painted you a sunset to close your day and whispered a cool breeze to refresh you. I waited - you never called - I just kept on loving you.

As I watched you fall asleep last night, I wanted so much to touch you. I spilled moonlight onto your face - trickling down your cheeks as so many tears have. You didn't even think of Me; I wanted so much to comfort you.

The next day I exploded a brilliant sunrise into glorious morning for you. But you woke up late and rushed off to work - you didn't even notice. My sky became cloudy and My tears were the rain.

I love you. Oh, if you'd only listen. I really love you. I try to say it in the quiet of the green meadow and in the blue sky. The wind whispers My love throughout the treetops and spills it into the vibrant colors of all the flowers. I shout it to you in the thunder of the great waterfalls and compose love songs for birds to sing for you. I warm you with the clothing of My sunshine and perfume the air with nature's sweet scent. My love for you is deeper than any ocean and greater than any need in your heart. If you'd only realize how I care.

My Dad sends His love. I want you to meet Him - He cares, too. Fathers are just that way. So, please call on Me soon. No matter how long it takes, I'll wait - because I love you.

Your Friend,


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Let Us Put on the Armor of Light

As we begin a new liturgical year with the season of Advent, we wish one another a spiritually fruitful New Year. It is unfortunate that many of us seems to give little important to the liturgical year whose main purpose is to bring about our sanctification, which is the most important undertaking in our life. 

This Advent is, for all of us, an opportunity to rediscover the richness of this well-planned series of liturgical events, even as we start our remote preparation for Christmas. St. Paul's exhortation to get rid of the "deeds of darkness" and to clothe ourselves with the splendor of Christ's grace should motivate us to begin this holy season with a clear plan of action and the determination to carry it out faithfully. 

It is worth sharing this Eucharistic Message to all. Today is the 1st Sunday of Advent. ADVENT is the first "season" of the liturgical year. It comprises four weeks. It reminds us of the Lord's coming as our judge and we need to be always ready to welcome him; and to help prepare ourselves for the commemoration of Christ's birth.  What we should do is to cast off the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

St. Padre Pio on Rated K

I heard about St. Padre Pio from a work colleague only last year. Then I was informed that it was featured on TV show "Rated K". Out of curiosity and because I missed the said featured story I look for it and I found it on YouTube.

It was September 23, 2010, death anniversary of St. Pio, when I first visited the St. Padre Pio Chapel in Libis, Quezon City after office hour. We were invited by Tita Mila to be with them. The chapel was packed with many devotees when we arrived. There were no more seats available inside and outside of the chapel so we were standing throughout the Mass. I didn't go inside the chapel because of the long queue and I'm a bit late on my appointment with my former work colleagues in Cainta, Rizal. But I promised to go back there on ordinary day so that I could get inside and feel the solitary peace of the place. This promise has already been fulfilled.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Bundle of Joy si Coming!

I was overwhelmed with great joy when my sister Arlene who got married last September 18, 2010 informed me yesterday that she had an appointment with obstetrician/gynecologist and was informed that she's now two months pregnant. I'm sure our parents will be exultantly happy and excited for their first grandchild.

It was a great blessing that a bundle of joy is coming. It would be the first baby in the family. Indeed, we rejoiced for such good news. My father who is really longing for a granchild would be more keen in the coming of the baby. I'm certain on it.

My pregnant friend Yhaz has given me her excess folic acid tablets that she bought. My sister needs it. Getting enough folic acid every day especially before conception and during early pregnancy is one of the most important things to do that can help prevent serious birth defects in the baby. I thanked my friend for being generous and kind for giving me some to be given to my pregnant sister.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Greetings

Holiday season is finally here. Almost everywhere, I see a lot of people decorating anything that symbolizes Christmas, making lists and buying gifts, preparing for Christmas party and so many others. We give importance to the true meaning of Christmas - the gift of love. 

In today's modern world, sending season's greetings is just a click away. Sending cards is one way of reaching out with our family, friends and loved ones especially those far from us. There is a lot of online greeting cards  or seasons ecards available in the world of internet. And speaking of Christmas card, if you want simplicity but full of love and uniqueness check out Grace's Christmas Card Entry for Sulit's Christmas Card Making Contest.

Celebrate Christmas 2010 with Sulit.com.ph, the leading online classified ads and buy and sell website in the Philippines.

It is my viral post for supporting Grace's entry. As a viral poster, you get chance to win a Blackberry Curve at Sulit. Goodluck to us!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Looking on the Bright Side!

I woke up this morning feeling refreshed and  restored. I look forward on the days ahead  and view life through rose-colored glasses. Being optimistic and looking on the bright side of life make me inspired each day. I couldn't fathom the peacefulness and serenity I felt. I said to myself I am now ready to unfold another chapter of my life. It is true that life is uncertain and sometimes our laid plans go astray. But there is also certain  thing that we should hold on to. Jeremiah 29:11 tells me, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Faith and prayer are always the best weapon we could have in order for us to walk into right direction wherein God will lead us.

Last night, before I went to bed I said a prayer and gently close my eyes and sleep. When I woke up, a renewal of physical strength and spiritually at peace enveloped my whole being. I told myself that I will embrace what God wants to happen in my life. Then I prepared and went off to work enthusiastically.  When I googled some information about something I need to know, I'm glad I found a lot. I don't know but there is uncertain feeling I can't explain. It feels like God is guiding and showing me the way so that I would understand what's ahead of me. I have a feeling that great thing will be coming on my way soon and He wants me to be ready on it. And thinking of such blessing, I could not find enough words to utter. But of course, I will always be thankful for everything.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Occurrence of Sunset

It's been a joyous day for me that I was able to capture the beautiful occurrence of the sunset when we're having an exciting moment at the beach of Aringay, La Union one sunny day of September 2010. Gazing at the blue sky while dipping my toes on the seawater urged me to take some photos. And here it goes...

The blue ocean meets the bluish sky.

And then the colors fade...

One glimmer of light left....

And time changes...... and welcome night.

I greatly enjoyed the moment of capturing such occurrence of sunset. I thanked God for the wonderful creation and all the beauty of nature which He has given us. It reminds us that He greatly loves us all!!!

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

House and Lot Purchase

front view of Bianca unit
back view
As mentioned in my previous post, getting my own house and lot was granted last 13th of August 2010. That's when I've decided to pursue my decision in purchasing a house and lot thru  Pag-IBIG Home Development Mutual Fund financing.  And with final thought, I paid P10,000.00 for reservation fee. I was informed by an agent that there is another  interested person who reserved the lot I've chosen but the reservation fee is still unpaid. Luckily, I'm the one who got it. 

I would like to experience the good life. That's why I choose Eastwood Residences in Rodriguez, Rizal developed by Verdantpoint Development Corporation. It's my home, my very own. A home where I can find solace from the hustles and bustles of life. It provides a safe, comfortable, beautiful and suitable living environment for everyone. Looking through the available units and its prices, I preferred the Bianca Unit  with  a 63 square meter lot area because its monthly amortization is within my budget range.

 click photos for a larger view

Photos above are the floor plan of typical bianca unit and its general specification. Because the said unit is a bare type, you can customize your space according to your own taste and style. During our house tripping in the subdivision, I have seen a lot of renovated bianca unit and I was enthralled of how it looks like. It's nice to see in the future that my house will be renovated to a unique style and beauty of my choice.

Right now, I'm still paying the total equity of P41,605.50 payable for 10 months. I was also informed that my application for housing loan in Pag-IBIG has been approved. Such a great news! Isn't it?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A Dream to Own a House

One of my dreams in life is to own a house. I was just a kid when we, as complete family living in our own house in San Pablo, Laguna. But when some unavoidable circumstance occurred in the family, my parents decided to sell our house in Laguna and settle for good in the province of Aklan,  my mother's hometown. Since then, we stay in the house nestled at barangay San Isidro. The said house was built by our grandfather, Lolo Polen. I heard from a relative that my mom is sending money during the construction of the house. For short, my mom helped financially in the home construction. That's why Lolo Polen really wanted us to stay there and even told everyone that my mother would inherit the house and lot property. But this thing has never been put into legal writing before our grandparents died. It only means nothing is legally inherited the property. Until now, we still don't know who among the siblings will take over on the land property. Two years ago, bad things happened. Mom and my sister were being forced to leave the house because of filthy mouth of my uncle every time he's drunk and he's into bad vices. They opted to stay for a while in my aunt's house. Later on, they'd moved out and presently, they're renting a house. I felt a sting of disappointment on what had happened. But after pondering the situation, I came up with the possibility of getting my own house and lot at the right time if my budget permits. I ask God a sign of approval when is the best time of getting a house and lot. It was granted last Friday of August 13, 2010.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Sister's Wedding

Wedding day is one of the biggest days in every woman's life. It is also one of the cherished memories in everyone's life. It is the important day in the life of a couple and marks the perfect occasion to wish them for their new beginning.

To the lamp of Love 
May it burn brightest in the darkest hours 
and never flicker in the winds of trial.
It was a very fine and memorable day of September 18, 2010 when my sister Arlene, the oldest in our siblings tied the knot in our hometown - in the province of Aklan. It was only a civil wedding celebration but it seems like a church or garden wedding.

Dong & Arlene Nuptial
 The wedding ceremony and the reception were held at Octagon Building of ASU - Ibajay.  The wedding was attended by family, relatives, friends  and other invited guests. I wasn't able to come to her wedding due to some personal reason. I'm grateful that she understood. I know she'd wished that we're there but then the event was great and I'm happy for them. And ...

My greatest wish for the two of you is that through the years, your love for each other will so deepen and grow, that years from now you will look back on 
this day, your wedding day, as the day you 
loved each other the least.

Monday, October 11, 2010

An Update

I've been into hibernation for almost four weeks now and I terribly miss the blogging world. Though I wanted to post regularly, I can't because my desk is always bombarded with a lot of workload. I have to prioritize my office tasks and cope with the changes in the daily routine of our department.

Anyway, here are some things happened in the past four weeks during my absence from blogosphere. 
  •  I enjoyed my short sojourn last Sept. 16-19, 2010 at Aringay, La Union up to Baguio City together with my bestfriend's family and relatives. We went to the beach for swimming and took a bamboo raft ride on the river.  
  • We attended mass at St. Pio Chapel in Libis, Quezon City last Sept. 23, 2010 after office hour. After the mass, I attended get-together dinner at Cabalen, Sta. Lucia Mall. I had a meaningful chitchat with my former officemates and we reminisced the unforgettable moments and experiences  we have during our PPI days in Cainta Branch Office.
    • Sadly, I lost my Nokia 5000 Cellphone Unit last Sept. 26, 2010 when I went to Big R-Robinson Novaliches to check the Collezione Boutique if they have an available C2 Pilipinas Map T'shirt so I could buy one and give it to Aieen as my simple gift for her upcoming birthday.
    • Aieen went back to Yanbu, Saudi Arabia last Oct. 01, 2010 and I accompanied her and her family to the airport for her departure.
    • Sympathetically, we're all saddened by the death of my officemate & friend's sister last Oct. 07, 2010. We went to Laguna last Saturday to send our deepest condolences to the bereaved family.
     I wish I could go back regularly to the blogging world and have enough time for blog hopping. Just "Wish Me Luck!" ♥♥♥

    Sunday, September 12, 2010

    Will take a Break

    Feeling stressed? Then the best thing that you can do is to take a break. Stepping away from work in small chunks of time will help in releasing physical and mental pressures. It allows a healing mental break and serves as reward for better feeling of oneself.

    On this coming week, from Thursday up to Sunday would be my great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. BFF Aieen invited me to go with them in Aringay, La Union to visit her family and relatives. Swimming at the beach and  traveling up to Baguio City are listed on our itinerary. I'm so enthralled to go walking along the seashore and swimming at the beach. I can't remember when was the last time I went to a beach for swimming that's why I'm so thrilled to feel once again the saltiness of seawater and air. It would be nice also to experience lying in a hammock near the sea while sipping a favorite drink.

    After a day or two, we'll be driving up to Baguio City which is only 1 hour drive from my friend's place in La Union. I'm not really excited to visit the place because I've been there twice. Baguio City is beautiful but not as beautiful as before. I couldn't see anymore the abundant pine trees that triumphantly parading on the highways and on top of the mountains. I just feel sad because the natural beauty of the place and the cool weather of the city seems to fade. There are thousands of houses built in the mountainside and it looks like dove houses when you had seen it in a farther view.

    But still, there's a lot of wonderful things to be enjoyed at Baguio City. I'll gonna have a chance to visit once again the Baguio Botanical Garden, The Burnham Park, The Mines View Park and a lot more. It's nice to capture  magnificent view and wonderful moments with my friend's family on a place like this. It's also a perfect moment for me to enliven my spirit, rejuvenate and recharge my stressed body and mind. It will also the best time to connect and embrace myself with Mother Earth's exquisite beauty.

    For now, I'm so excited and ready for our upcoming travel.

    Wednesday, September 08, 2010

    Mama Mary's Birthday

    Today, September 8, the world is celebrating the birthday of our dearest and greatest Mother of all, Mama Mary. I feel the joy and peace in my heart as I confidently know that you will always there to guide us as we embark on the journey of life. I thank you for all the intercessions and answered prayers you've given me and to the rest of my family and circle of friends. May we always look upon you as our model of having a big heart in all ways. 

    As we celebrate Mother Mary's birthday today, may we always be reminded that our life is the rare and best gift God has given to us. May our love for Mama Mary bring us all to the realization  that there is a God who cares and loves us in such a way that is unimaginable and imponderable. In spite of our own flaws and unworthiness, we are truly sure of His undying love for us.

    Happy Birthday, Mama Mary!!! We love you so much!

    Tuesday, September 07, 2010

    "Ber" Months are Here: Countdown Begins

    As the month of September kicks off, the Christmas countdown for us Filipinos begin. We can hear Christmas songs played on some radio stations, in the mall or even at home. Others start to buy Christmas decors and decorating it at home. Malls and other commercial establishments start in preparing and selling some products intended for Christmas season. But still Christmas here in Philippines traditionally begins on December 16, the start of simbang gabi or dawn masses.

    I just don't know why I feel a bit of loneliness whenever I hear Christmas song. Perhaps, it's normal to feel this day especially when you're far from your family. Another thing for sure is I don't have special someone this time to spend with on that special day. But still I have to look forward on it and keep the true spirit of Christmas alive in my heart.

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010

    Michelle's Despedida Party

    her sweetest smile
     She's Michelle, a staff nurse here in the hospital. We became friends and have been close since November 2007 when my father underwent a prostate operation. That's how our friendship started and the rest is history.

    I was a bit surprised and sad when I knew that she filed a resignation. But the feeling of happiness topped it all because her dream of working abroad turned into a reality. She will be leaving tomorrow bound for New Zealand. But before she bids goodbye, she threw a despedida party last evening of August 19 held at Barrackz Bar & Restaurant at Tomas Morato corner Timog.

    on our way to party

    a perfect appetizer for beer or wine
    a cute pose with her
    It was a great despedida party. It turned out into unforgettable evening and a memorable one. It was a fun time and we left the bar after midnight. We hugged her and it was the tightest hug we'd for her. We wish her all the Best. It's not goodbye, just "until we meet again."

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    What Type of Writer should you be?

    You Should Be a Poet

    You craft words well, in creative and unexpected ways.
    And you have a great talent for evoking beautiful imagery...
    Or describing the most intense heartbreak ever.
    You're already naturally a poet, even if you've never written a poem.

              I found this quiz quite interesting that's why I decided to try it out and was glad with the result. Perhaps, it's truly says on what type of writer I should be. I still remember vividly during my college days at URS Antipolo City when I had joined the on-the-spot creative writing for interested students who want to be a member of the editorial staff of our school publication. Unexpectedly, I was chosen to be the feature and literary editor. But due to time constraint of being a working student, I backed out.

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Happy Birthday, Roni!

    Blue is the favorite color of my dear friend Roni. She is celebrating her birthday today. She's having a vast celebration now with her beloved better half at Tagaytay. It is the best time for them to enjoy and capture the magnificent beauty and amazing view of Taal Volcano. And of course, it is the best relaxing treat for their disturbed body and mind.  They will feel refreshed extraordinarily when they feel the cooler climate and fresher environment of the place.

    Roni is one of the great friends I've ever known. Nothing can compare to her awesome personality particularly to the boundless friendship we had planted in our heart that blossoms day by day. There is a blessing that's rare and a precious gift that gold cannot buy. That's the gift of a wonderful person coming into my life. And that is, no other than, my dear friend Roni.

    A mosaic of borrowed bouquet of red roses and images is exclusively for you. Red Roses symbolize sincere love, respect, courage and passion. That's how I express my friendship for you. May life's brightest joys illuminate your path, and may each day's journey bring you closer to your dreams! Happy Birthday!

    Sunday, August 22, 2010

    The Narrow Gate

    The "narrow gate" is a challenge to choose what is right in preference to what is pleasant or convenient. It is the courage to do God's will rather than ours. Let us all be reminded that we are part of the wonderful plan conceived by God's immense love for all. The difficulties and sufferings we have to endure in life are ways through which God disciplines us as His children, for our greater good.  Let us ask for God's merciful help whenever we encounter difficulties as we try to pass through the narrow gate of a genuine Christian life.

    This is the Eucharistic message in today's mass held at my workplace's chapel. I was really touched by the message brought by Fr. Jaycee and thankfully I felt renewed. It was actually the first time I attended mass lead by him and I could only say he's so great in delivering homily and I was inspired by his touching and encouraging words.

    Thanks to you, Oh God, for giving Fr. Jaycee as your instrument in sending us Your Powerful Words!

    Overwhelmed in His Blessings!

    I'm really overwhelmed of how God answers my prayers. I don't have enough words to express how truly I am grateful for the things that come my way. God is really the Author of Time. He grants your wishes at the right and in His Most Perfect Time. He's never a second too early nor a second too late. 

    I've realized that God's love really moves in mysterious ways. He granted my ardent wish at the right time wherein I'm ready to take the mere responsibilities of paying the monthly dues of getting a housing loan. I never had experienced a sort of trouble of completing requirements needed for the submission of the application and getting a checking account in a certain bank.

    God allows certain things to happen for some reason which we don't understand sometimes. But I've learned that God teaches us to be patient and learn the moral lesson we get from waiting. Only then, we would understand the sole intention of His plans. Isn't it a wonderful feeling when God delivers you with an unexpected precious gift right at your doorstep? So, be more patient and just have a strong faith that in due time He will shower you amazing and bountiful graces.

    Tuesday, August 17, 2010

    As Busy as a Bee

    I'm as busy as a bee this week, a lot of things to do. I'm bombarded with a lot of paperwork on my desk. I have to finish encoding the monthly schedules of the employees and the request for change of office hours. I also have to edit the powerpoint presentation for the seminar to be presented next week. And still I do have a sort of little assignment on my pending folder right now. Even if I really wanted to blog about my previous happenings and have some blog hopping I can't because I have to prioritize things. For the meantime, I have to leave the blogging world. I'm just hoping that next week I could take some time to make it up.

    Monday, August 09, 2010

    Jollitown Bday Invitation

    These are the 7th birthday party invitations of Cedie, son of Gelvin and Aieen. His party celebration will be held on August 28 at around 1 o'clock in the afternoon at Jollibee Regalado, Fairview, Quezon City. The party's theme is Jollitown, a magical place. This is where Jollibee and his friends Hetty, Yum, Popo, and Twirlie live.

    with Cedie (the bday celebrant) at Jollibee Regalado

    I feel great when I had finished my task in designing, printing name tag and pasting individual names on the invitation. The invitation is now ready for pick-up and distribution. ♥♥♥

    Sunday, August 08, 2010

    Mam Cadion's Birthday

    Mam Cadion

    Happy Birthday
    You are very special
    And you deserve the best
    I wish you a wonderful life
    Filled with love and happiness

    Today, August 8, Mam Cadion is celebrating her birthday. She is my former college professor (the best and my only fave) and our thesis adviser during our college days at URSB. I just don't know why it's been very usual for me in remembering her birthday every year, maybe because I'm already accustomed to it. The last time we've met if I'm not mistaken was during our graduation.

    Yesterday, I greeted her in advance and glad she replied. She thanked me and had some updates about ourselves. She is now pursuing her masteral's degree at URST and looking forward to her comprehensive exam next semester. I congratulated her for the best effort she did and I gave her "two thumbs up" on her way to success and accomplishment. 

    A Token of Friendship

    This pair of earrings is a token of friendship given to me by Daisy, my college best friend and Raul, her fiance. I am so really enthralled with elegant and fashionable jewelries since I was a kid. One of my dreams is to have a collection of fine jewelries well-kept in a beautiful jewelry box. I could still remember my childhood days when my late grandmother used to buy some genuine and fancy jewelries. I think I had acquired  my  fascination with jewelries from her.

    a closer look

    Because Daisy is working at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, I asked her if she could buy me a pair of earrings and pay her later when she arrives. I felt exultantly happy when she agreed. She then asked me what I wanted and I told her to choose the affordable one. She sent me some details of the two pairs of earrings they'd inquired when they went to jewelry shop one day. I choose the white gold. After a few days, she sent me email informing that they'd bought the 18k American white gold earrings amounting 200 dirhams (AED). I wallowed in so much joy and gratefulness when she told me that they've agreed to give it to me as a gift and there's no need to pay for it. I thanked them for the precious gift and just waited for the package to arrive. I'm so glad when it came and excitedly opened and tried it to wear.

    This wonderful token reminds me of Daisy and the great friendship we have. And to you, Daise - A million thanks for bringing precious friendship into my life and sharing moments of learning with me that will be treasured forever. :-)

    Wednesday, August 04, 2010

    Too far, too Soon

    Too far isn't after the distance.
    Too soon never been on time.
    It's neither been waiting
    nor coinciding,
    But, it tells you somebody has planned.

    Sometimes we don't see
    something we look for.
    Nor hear, sometimes we don't listen to.
    It's just simply when we must
    needed it too.

    In places, and in time, in such occasions
    we experienced things we won't perceive to be.
    For instance of friendship
    expect not but comes like a thief.

    While re-arranging my personal documents at home, I found the above poem composed by Sis Alma Moreno, my former work colleague, well-kept on my folder. It was given to me during our PPI days at Cainta when she'd found out I was collecting some literary works.

    So Excited!

    Three weeks from now, Aieen, one of my best friends, will be arriving here in Philippines to spend her vacation after one year of working abroad as librarian in Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. When she informed me that the flight for her arrival has been confirmed, I was so very excited knowing we will see each other again. Not only because I miss her so much but also I'm looking forward to our getaways to La Union up to Baguio City as  what we have planned.

    at the airport during Aieen's departure last July 2009

    Time really flies so fast. It's just like she has been away for many months since we went at the airport  to send her off. And now she's already counting the days of her arrival and very much excited to hug her family and have a great bonding moment with them especially with her two angels, Cedie and Ashley, my goddaughter.