Thank you, January!

1 Feb

And just like that, we are now on the 2nd month of the year. January went by so fast that I did not even notice that it was over. Gosh!

January is my birth month but it has never been my favorite because it is like a trial month for everyone since it is after the holiday. People are still on a holiday feels during this month and they are very excited for the new year! I bet you also said to yourself that, “New year, new me!” haha. Everybody is looking forward to life changes and improvement and it is during this month that we are very positive about it! Haha.

This month has been good so far. Firstly, I was able to spend most of my time with my family since I resigned from my work. I was able to watch movies with them, celebrated special occasions and the like. Secondly, I was able to enjoy my birthday with them. It was the simplest celebration ever. We just heard mass, ate lunch and stayed at home. Hehe. Thirdly, I was able to start focusing on my priority. Well, it was the main reason why I decided to leave my work. I cannot share it with you right now because I might spoil it. Hehe. Lastly, I was able to attend gatherings with my friends without thinking of work schedules. Haha! It was amazing! 😁

Since it was the last day of January, I made sure that it was worth it! Of course, I spent the day with my family first. We did karaoke and we went out for lunch. Then, I spent my afternoon with the Lord because I had to thank him for all the blessings he continuously giving me. And to cap my 31st off, I hang out with my colleagues in a comedy bar. It was my first time and I definitely had fun! Thank you, January 2016! You made my 1st month awesome! Aaaaand hello February! I am ready to have a blast! 😘

28 and blessed

23 Jan

 

23 January 2016

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My day is almost over and I must say that it is, indeed, a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ❤

I decided not to have any celebrations for my birthday this year because I have been doing it every year, right? Haha! It is because I have other important things to think of than spending money for booze and food. Okay, okaaaaaay! To be honest, I guess when you are getting older, staying at home is way better than partying. Haha!

I just want to share with you the reasons why this day is, by far, awesome and why I consider my 2016 birthday the best among the rest…

As they say, start your day right. And when you say right, it is with the best one! Mama and I went to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Antipolo to hear mass. We were supposed to attend the 7 a.m. celebration but I woke up late due to fan girling last night. Hahaha! But you know, things happen for a reason 🙂 The 8 a.m. service was led by Bishop Gabriel Reyes. It was my first time to see him personally and the moment I saw him, I already felt blessed! ❤ ❤ ❤

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But wait, there’s more! After the mass, I was able to see the bishop up close and bless on his hand. We were about to leave the cathedral when mama and I saw a group of people taking a picture with the bishop. Of course, we took the opportunity to have a selfie with him. Hehe.

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Then, we went to the see the image of Mama Mary to pay respect and to pray for our intentions. It was my first time to touch the mantle and I was overwhelmed. Honestly, I nearly cried because the feeling was so strong that I cannot explain what the emotion was. I lit a candle and prayed for my family and for my career.

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Disclaimer: I did not know that mama took pictures of me while praying. Sayang din, kaya sinama ko na. Peace!

We were in Antipolo, so that means, Kasoooooy!! Hehe. We bought 2 kinds of cashews, plain and adobo flavor. The vendor was so kind because she gave us a discount and that was not only the reason why I found her nice.. She gave me and mama rosary bracelets after we paid for what we purchased! I was really touched by her gesture.

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We have it blessed right away. So happy! (mama’s bracelet not in the photo. Obviously. Hehe)

Too much blessings got us hungry. Haha. We had our brunch in McDonald’s and then home sweet home.

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I thought I was so blessed already, na kotang-kota na ako but the best part of the day happened at home 🙂 My family surprised me with my favorite chocolate-flavored cake (not the brand, though). They sang happy birthday and recorded my not-so-ready reaction. Haha! (Video posted on my Facebook timeline)

Mama cooked her ever-delicious spaghetti, fried chicken and chicken stewed in vinegar, garlic, soy sauce and bay leaves. In short, adobo haha! Papa cooked kaldereta and crabs. My sister, Juvy, and husband Fritz travelled all the way from work just to celebrate it with me. So sweet of you, sweeties! Haha! They bought me ice cream, which up to this time, I have not eaten yet. Hehe. Thank you so much!!

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Family picture is a must! ❤ ❤ ❤

Before this day ends, I want to thank God for all the blessing He keeps on giving me. Thank you for waking me up today and for giving me another year to enjoy. Every year, I tell myself that it is going to be MY year but this 2016, it is going to be MY year WITH the Lord. Thank you to my family who is always there for me, supporting my decisions and loving me unconditionally. Thank you, thank you! Also, to my relatives who love me for who I am. Thank you to my friends (work mates, neighbors, batch mates) for keeping me sane, and for the sweet greetings! Thank you for remembering my birthday kahit wala sa notification. Hehe.

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Thank you for the kind words sent via SMS, PMs and wall posts (still counting) I  love you guys! 🙂

I am a year older but definitely wiser and prettier! HAHA! Cheers to a blessed year! XoXo

 

Cheers 2015!

31 Dec

As they say, page 365 of 365. 2015 had been awesome to me! Looking back, from January up to this day, I can say that I had been blessed!

The first quarter of 2015 had been a roller-coaster ride for me. I travelled to Singapore with my sister. My application abroad did not turn out to be I expected it. I started over again, back to scratch, hoping and praying for the right job.

The second quarter of 2015 had been the lowest part of my life in terms of my career. I was on the verge of giving up, thinking of staying with my present job at that time because I felt like I was not destined to leave the country. Haha. But instead, it motivated me to continue. To follow my heart’s desire!

The third quarter of 2015 made me realized that prayers and perseverance work. It was a game changer. Another opportunity opened its door to me. It was difficult but worth it. At first, all I wanted was just to work abroad but when I got accepted, I realized how I really wanted the job. I wanted to improve my skills, to experience world-class facilities, to meet new people, to grow more as a person. I wanted career growth. It was the beginning of everything.

The last quarter of 2015 had been a blast! I travelled to South Korea with my family. I had out-of-town trips and get together with my friends. I experienced failure that motivated me to get out of my comfort zone. I resigned from the job I love to focus on my heart’s desire. Haha! I met new people. I spent the holidays with my family. I was able to watch, to attend and to enjoy the things I love. I got more time for myself. I had many firsts this December. Ahhhh, happiness to the nth level!

Also, this year, I attended FIVE weddings. I was able to witness 5 pairs who are very much in love with each other ❤ 

I may be jobless but I am happy as I say goodbye to 2015. Hello, 2016! I am so ready for you!! 🙂

The Force Awakens

31 Dec

It has been years since I wrote here. Wow, almost 5 years of hiatus from blogging haha! I just realized how my time was consumed by my work but now, I can do whatever, whenever I want since I am on a “break”.

Hello friends! Welcome back to me! 🙂

“Personality Test”

21 May

I am fond of answering personality tests, though I am not really that convinced with the results because it varies. Haha. I got this from a friend and hmm, some are true and some are not. OR I just don’t like the result? Hahaha!

Your view on yourself: You are intelligent, honest and sweet. You are friendly to everybody and don’t like conflict. Because you’re so cheerful and fun people are naturally attracted to you and like to talk to you. -TRUE! HAHA

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for: You like serious, smart and determined people. You don’t judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren’t necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people’s eyes. -CORRECT!

Your readiness to commit to a relationship: You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person. -YES! YES! YES! HAHA

The seriousness of your love: You like to flirt and behave seductively. The opposite sex finds this very attractive, and that’s why you’ll always have admirers hanging off your arms. But how serious are you about choosing someone to be in a relationship with? -THIS IS NOOOOT TRUE! HAHA. I AM NOT A FLIRT :p

Your views on education: You may not like to study but you have many practical ideas. You listen to your own instincts and tend to follow your heart, so you will probably end up with an unusual job. -HMM, 70-30 TRUE. HAHA

The right job for you: You’re a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you’ll be set for life. -HOPEFULLY!!

How do you view success: You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying. -YES, I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL I SUCCEED!

What are you most afraid of: You are afraid of having no one to rely on in times of trouble. You don’t ever want to be unable to take care of yourself. Independence is important to you. -NO MAN IS AN ISLAND, I GUESS 🙂

Who is your true self: You are full of energy and confidence. You are unpredictable, with moods changing as quickly as an ocean. You might occasionally be calm and still, but never for long. -CERTAINLY 🙂

Happy Birthday Jasper! ♥

17 May

I ♥ You Bebi

3 years of making us happy and taking our stresses away.

More years with you my Bebi! I Love You!

Happy Birthday! Mwah!

Heat Stroke

3 May

Since our weather in the Philippine is so warm, there is a high risk for us to experience heat stroke. So, I searched the web about it and saw the DOH post about this. Hope you give a short time to read it. It will be helpful to you and to your loved ones too 🙂

http://www.doh.gov.ph/healthadvisories/heatstroke