Thursday, October 30, 2008

Remembering the dead

It’s November once again and this is the time when we remember our dead loved ones. I cannot forget my grandmother (mother of my mama). My Nana, that is what we call her, died last December 2002. And I still miss her. Sometimes I still wish she is here. I miss talking to her, kissing her, hugging her, looking at her, holding her. She was so beautiful inside and out.

There was even a time when I was still a Manager at Jollibee. Months after she died, an old lady came to buy food. The cashier called me for approval since she was a senior citizen. I had to ask for her ID and get all the information. When I handed her over her ID I noticed her hands. It was exactly like my Nana’s hands. I looked at her and went back immediately inside the office. I did not want anybody to see me crying. Our Area Manager was there at that time and she saw me crying. I told her I saw my Nana’s hands. I was still trembling and she gave me a hug to assure me that everything will be okay.

It has been six years now but her memories are still alive in my heart and mind. Too bad she was not able to see her “apo sa tuhod” in me.

I love you Nana, I will just look forward for our reunion when my time comes.

Bloggy Award

I would like to thank my sister in Christ, Sunny, for giving me this very beautiful rose. I would like to pass this rose as a sign of my gratitude to my fellow bloggers:

Phebie@Love's Haven
mommy amor@amor's personal website

Thank you for being so nice.

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Wife's Bibilical Submission

I am relatively new to blogging. I am really not concern much about earning from blogging though I have heard that it really pays well.

What I just want is a venue where I can write about everything under the sun.

While I was blog hopping I came across a blog about Chistian Women Online and I was eager to join them at once.

I am so glad because they are having Bible study online and they are now studying Proverbs 31:10-31.

I am calling other Christian Moms to join. Click here to join us.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

God Forgive Me When I Whine

I have heard a wonderful poem over the radio. Let me share it with you:

Today, upon a bus,
I saw a girl with golden hair.
and wished I was as fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and wore a crutch.
But as she passed, she gave a smile.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 legs, the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy.
The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad.
If I were late, it'd do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me,
"I thank you, you've been so kind.
It's nice to talk with folks like you.
You see," he said, "I'm blind."

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 eyes, the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street,
I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play.
He did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said,
"Why don't you join the others, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word.
And then I knew, he couldn't hear.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 ears, the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I'd go.
With eyes to see the sunset's glow.

With ears to hear what I'd know.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bad company

To those people who are looking for work abroad please be careful not to be swindled by illegal recruiter. Sad thing is even those recruitment agencies who are under the list of the licensed agencies from POEA are still taking advantage of those people who are desperate to work abroad.

One example of a lousy company is the ARIX WORLD MANPOWER CORPORATION.

My husband applied as a “Barista” for Old Towm Kopitiam in Malaysia last year. We paid the agency Php 52,000.00. It was supposed to be a 2 year contract but he did not continue it, and he went back after 3 months.

They have violated a lot of rules when it comes to hiring OFWs. We have already filed a complaint against them to the National Labor Relations Commission.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ang Lighter

Minsan pauwi na ko galing sa opisina.
Sumakay ako ng bus papuntang Leveriza.
Red ang traffic light kaya tigil panandali ang bus na sinasakyan ko.
Napatingin ako sa labas ng kalsada.
May nakita ako, taong grasa ang tawag sa kanya.
May hawak siyang papel at may hawak din siyang lighter.
Nakita ko pilit niyang sinisindahan ang hawak niyang papel, kiskis siya ng kiskis dun sa lighter.
Pero wala na yatang butane, ayaw na umapoy.
Nainis na siguro siya, ang tagal na eh, ayaw pa ring sumindi.
Kaya ang ginawa niya – tinapon niya ang hawak niyang papel na ayaw magliyab
at kumuha ng panibagong papel sabay kiskis ulit sa lighter.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Seandy’s in nursery now and they had just finished their first quarter evaluation. I did not expect much from my son, but of course I hope that the result was good. It took a while before we got the result of the exam. Finally, the results came last Monday.

The results was great: Wika: 100%, Reading: 99%, Language: 98%, Math 97% and writing: 92% . Average of 97.2% and guess what? He is the top of the class! Second to him is my niece Rumelyn, who got 96.4% average.

Congratulations my son and to Rumelyn. Great job!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Filipina Image

I was blog hopping the other day. I came across the story of the “infamous” foreigner who met a Filipina. Hooked up with her got her pregnant and then went back to his country and then accused the whole Philippines of scamming him.

I have heard of this story before when I was still in my maternity leave.
It took me a while before I finished reading the stories from one blog to another. But I was not lucky enough to read the official blog of the guy since it was changed to invitational only.

I have read a lot of comments, reactions, insults and accusations. I pity the girl. Being a mom myself I know how painful it is to lose a child. Plus the pain of knowing that the person whom who trust no longer trust you back.

But I cannot blame the guy. He may look like a paranoid but to some point he was just cautious about things. Well he mentioned that someone already tried to scam him through friendster. Unless he was just fabricating all the stories, he made mentioned about the money that he spent when he was here in our country, he food for the family and for the barangay, the cellphone. He also mentioned that he sent money to the girl in the past.

The thing is, the girl should not have asked for anything from the guy when he was here in the Philippines. People will really think that she is only after his money. Be it a local or a foreigner, the rule of thumb is never ask a guy to buy you stuff, unless the guy asked you what you want and offered to buy it for you. Of course, it is different when you are talking about husbands and wives.

Good thing the girl learned her lessons. Sad thing is - in a hard way.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A cutie singer

I was watching videos from and I came across a super cutie kid singing, although I do not understand the song. Please watch this video:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Quote about Love

Perfect love is rare indeed -
for to be a lover will require
that you continually have
the subtlety of the very wise,
the flexibility of the child,
the sensitivity of the artist,
the understanding of the philosopher,
the acceptance of the saint,
the tolerance of the scholar and
the fortitude of the certain.
~Leo Buscaglia~

Monday, October 6, 2008

See you soon...

My mother in law visited us for a week. She left yesterday for Aklan.

It was fun. She was so excited to visit us. It was the first time she saw her granddaughter.

She left with a smiling face, but a heavy heart. She told me she will be missing the kids so much.

She wanted to stay longer, but she has to take care of their business in Aklan.

But it’s okay; they will be coming back this December and hopefully stay for the holidays.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Adie's work of Art

Adie is 4 years old and he likes to draw a lot. I asked him to draw us once and here it is. He said that was him, her baby sister Andie, Me, and his Dad.

Adie's alphabet:

He is now in nursery and his first evaluation exam was last September 24 – 26. It was funny since both I and my sister were so excited about it. My sister's daughter, Rumelyn , was also in nursery, they were classmates. She said she felt like her daughter will take a bar exam. She even told her daughter they will buy her a doll house if she has perfect scores. I told her I was not pressuring my son so much.

For now I just wanted him to enjoy and have fun. We have not gotten the result yet. Hopefully the result will be good.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Catch Me I'm Fallin for You

I have been fascinated with Korea Nobelas and movies lately ( I like the Korean versions with subtitles than the "Tagalized" versions). And I have watched quite a few. I really liked " Which Star are you from". It stars Jeong Ryeo-Won and Kim Rae-Won.

Here is the plot. Choi Seung-Hee is a film director who met the girl of his dreams, Hye-su. They have decided to get married despite the fact that Hye-su's mother does not like him. But before they were married they met an accident and the girl died. He was so depressed he decided to live in reclusion for three years.

When he came back to start working again he saw a woman who looked exactly like Hye-su. Her name is Kim Bok-shil, she looks like her but they are also opposite in many ways. Kim Bok-shil was offered a job in the film company where Choi Seung-Hee was also working.

It was then discovered the Kim Bok-shil is the long lost sister of Hye-su. Choi Seung-Hee tried so hard to fight the feelings that he has for Kim Bok-shil thinking that he was just seeing Hye-su in her. But finally realized that he was really in love with her.

Kim Bok-shil fell in love for the first time and it was with Director Choi Seung-Hee. It was hard for her as well since her mother is still mad at Choi Seung-Hee, blaming him for the death of Hye-su.

A modern Romeo and Juliet, without the tragic end, they fought for their love even if the whole world disapproved.

Catch Me I’m Fallin for You was the theme song of this Korea Nobela when it was aired here in the Philippines.

I also love this song, I could listen to it over and over again.

(Click here to listen)

I don’t know why
But when I look in your eyes
I feel something that seem so right
You’ve got yours I’ve got mine
I think I’m loosing my mind
Cause I shouldn’t feel this way

Catch me I’m falling for you
And I don’t know what to do

How can something so wrong
Feel so right all along
Catch me I’m falling for you
How can time be so wrong
For love to come along
Catch me I’m falling for you
How can love let it grow
When it has no place to go
And I can't go along pretending
That love is in here to stay
Catch me I'm falling for you

If I could just walk away
Without you from day to day
I would die just thinkin' of you
I know we can never be
More than friends you and me
But why do I feel this way?

Catch I'm fallin' for you
And I don't know what to do

How can something so wrong
Feel so right all along
Catch me I’m falling for you
How can time be so wrong
For love to come along
Catch me I’m falling for you
Maybe someday I’ll see
Why love did this to me
Coz I can’t go along pretending
That love is in here to stay
Catch me I'm falling for you

Catch me I'm falling for you
And its wrong for me
to feel this way
Coz I don't know what to
do without you
I'm falling for you
Catch me I’m falling for you

Catch me I’m falling for you
How can something so wrong
Feel so right all along
Catch me I’m falling for you