Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bloody November

A lot of things has happened here. But I will forever be thankful to the Lord for helping and guiding us in all these trials. Just a week ago, as you all know, Typhoon Haiyan (locally called Yolanda) has left a great destruction in the Philippines. It was so strong it almost erased the Visayas region, and any proof there is that human kind was living there. But the Filipino people will never forget how, in the midst of this crisis, brought all nations together as one, to help the victims, my fellow countrymen. We will never forget all the helps we received, from individuals, groups, community, and other nations who sent their troops to assist us.

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From the bottom of my heart, MARAMING SALAMAT PO!!!!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

When He's Gone

Hi! It's been a while, or was it 10,000 years ago since I last post? Tee hee!  A lot of things happened here and I'm still in the process of recovering. My dad was hospitalized in August 3rd. And then at 7 pm of September 13th, he went peacefully with the Lord. It was a hard battle for us, his children. When my mom passed away, I was the only family there (although my boyfriend then was with me and our helper), and then with my dad, I was the only one at the hospital, it was my schedule (the 4 of us siblings had a rotating schedule).

At my age, I realized, that it's difficult to mourn the way I'd like to mourn because I have a family to take care of, my daughter, my husband, my siblings and other relatives. People may say that they understand how I feel, but I doubt it. When I still have my both parents, I know that no matter how sad I am and how many times I say I know how people who mourn feels, I don't, I literally don't. Because I haven't experienced grieving. I haven't experienced loosing a loved one.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Election 2013

Today is Election 2013 day here in the Philippines.

We get to exercise our rights to vote for the next officials to serve the country. And I've been praying that the everyone of us would be wise enough to vote for the right one.

DH and I went to vote in the afternoon, since it rained hard, we were thinking that it would be very difficult to fall in line outside of the school. Few people were voting this afternoon, and the teachers who served and helped in this election were really true to their promise to help.

Did you went out and vote?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

(created using That's Life by Melissa Bennett)

Happy Mother's Day to all of us parents!!! We all deserve this day to be special in our own family's special ways.

Ever since I became a mother, my husband showers me with flowers and simple treats that to me, are so big, sweet and touching. And I treasure all of those moments that he and my daughter are doing for three years now.

I'm happy being a mother. Each day, I learn a lot of things. I learn how to laugh more, to play again, to make my own colored chalk (thanks to Pinterest!). And I treasure every waking moments that I make mistakes. I learn from them.

I have always wished before for this time to come that I could celebrate mother's day with my mother. But I guess motherhood came late to me. She's now celebrating with the Lord. Here's a poem I found here.

I Still Miss Her
by Pam Shattu

It seems like only yesterday
I sent a Mother's Day card away
I didn't think it would be the last,
I signed it with love and mailed it fast.
Now that she's gone away,
It doesn't feel like mother's day.
There are no more chances to send a card,
To ship some flowers, to make call.
There's no more thanking her for all she's done.
No more visits.
No more fun.
I cannot hug her or kiss her cheek.
I cannot even share a laugh.
It all too quickly became a past.
I took each visit with her for granted.
I thought there'd always be more to come.
The camera lies still now
From her use and mine.
All the pictures have been taken,
All the memories have been made.
All the words have been spoken,
All the letters have been mailed.
The thing I miss the most of all
Has got to be her voice
Whether on the telephone or talking face to face.
I'd wish for one more conversation either here or at her place.
I know I'll see her again someday.
We'll share the sights of heaven.
We'll talk, we'll laugh, we'll hug.
We'll kiss... It'll be Mother's Day once more.
But until then, I'll be a mom for Mother's Day instead of
Being A Daughter.

Such a wonderful poem! Very well said.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

So Many Things Too Little Time

Hi! Yup, I'm alive. After a year of hiatus I'm back. Actually, I never stopped blogging. I was busy blogging on my scrapbook blog and juggling between diaper changing, scrapbooking, running errands and cleaning the house. Family has eaten me alive and I completely embraced the fangs :)

We've been to many places I couldn't even imagine we have been to. I think it has been a "have baby will travel" for me and my husband, teehee! I would love to posts some of the beautiful places we have been and share with you all the happy and challenging moments we had.

(edited using pictapgo & typic)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pink Fridays #4

Busy. Busy. Busy.

I have been SO busy lately. I haven't edited yet my two posts. I guess I can breathe after my daughter's birthday then huh? And yikes! Tomorrow, the mister will fly to London for a six week (or more) training/knowledge transfer. Haist. I'm feeling kind of gloomy and tired. 

But hey! I also have something to smile about. For the first time, I was able to print my LOs. I made a 20 page guestbook for my daughter's birthday plus 2 pages for the front and back cover. Oh I think I'm satisfied with the outcome {wink}.



By the way, here's my Pink Friday entry.

Flergs Sweetness Freebie Kit
Trista Blessed Alpha by Mye de Leon


Friday, May 20, 2011

Pink Friday #3

Taking a bath is one activity that my daughter like so much. So we thought of buying her a pool so she could enjoy the summer.



Friday, May 13, 2011

Pink Friday #2

As a preparation before giving birth, my husband and I bought an infant toothbrush for my little tot. But since it was too big for her mouth, we checked for other toothbrush and found this set. I liked it the moment I saw it. Got teddy bear for a handle :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Pink Friday #1

 I'm joining the Pink Friday!

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Stroll at The Zoo

My husband and I decided to bring our daughter to the zoo to have a family picnic. And so we went and guess what. The zoo was crowded. People took advantage of the 2-day holidays plus 2 weekends to have fun with their families and friends. We think our daughter had a lot of fun at the zoo.