Monday, September 28, 2009

Typhoon Ondoy

I went out of the house an hour earlier than my usual schedule last Saturday. I was supposed to go to work. I had anticipated traffic so I decided I would rather left early.

I thought I got lucky a van came at once. I was thinking there won’t be any vehicle to ride on.

But as I ride the van, the driver immediately told me we will try to go through Bacoor but not sure if we can pass through it.

The van has radio on so he can monitor the situation. We have reached St. Dominic Hospital in Bacoor but that was it; he could no longer move further. He asked all the passengers to get off since there was no way he's letting the van cross the almost waist-high flood. He apologized to all the passengers and gave the money back.

I decided I will just go home. I may have gotten the work, but definitely not on time, and I am not sure there would be transportation available for me when I come back home.

I reached home and just watched the news. There were lots of people affected by flood and many had died. While writing this many people are still stuck on the roof of their houses and needed to be rescued.

I was supposed to post this entry last Sunday, but the internet connection was also down.

Here are some pictures that I saw while browsing the net.

I hope that those who are able to help will help. God bless us all.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Count your Blessings

I was off for 4 days at work last week when I came back so much has changed. I heard the company had to down size. Several people were laid off 6 of them from our department.

It was a sad day. But no one complained aloud. Everyone cried inside. I have made a decision and I know it was called for. I texted our Head Manager ( an Israeli) and asked him if I could just take the place of Ms. Terry whom they removed from her post. She has two kids and is a single parent. I know she needs the job more than I do. Not that I don’t need the job but I know I can find one in no time and I believe God will provide.

My Boss replied and said it was not possible. I just thank him and told him that it was worth the shot. When I came to the office, my Department Manager approached me and asked me if I wanted us to talk. He was called by the Head Manager and told him that he just received the weirdest text ever.

I just laughed and told him I only wanted to help. I also saw Terry in the office that day, her eyes still red from crying. I approached her and told her everything will be okay. She just nodded and left.

As the song goes “when God closes the door He opens a window so I can see He’s working it out the very best for me.”

Me and my office mates who were left were just happy we still got our jobs.

Modern Days

Technology works wonder now a days. I get to contact my friends and love ones in other parts of the world anytime. We can chat, email, call. I get to see them and they get to see me via webcam. It’s like they are just near.

But for those people who want to go abroad, I was surprised to know that there are job interviews that are done via webcam. The webcam interview may be set by the agency. It can be done in the office or you can be interviewed at the comfort of your own home or if you do not have an internet you can just go to a computer shop and be ready for the interview.

Cool. No need for agencies here in the Philippines to spend lots of money in a hotel for accommodations or food for the employer. It can really save time and money.

Good thing for those applicants since the pressure is less because they will not have to face the employer personally. The only thing they need to work on is how to look good in the camera and sound good over the phone, of course the employer will also check how you look and may ask you to stand to see how you look from head to toe, so it is important that you wear business attire too much like in a real personal interview.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

That's my Favorite

Time flies so fast. It's friday once again and this means Mommy Moments. Today's topic is about the kids with any of their favorites.

Here are some pictures:

Here is my baby girl eating his favorite cookies.

Here are my kids eating their favorite snack - Popcorn.

Pictures of them doing their favorite past time.

Happy Mommy Moments.

Monday, September 21, 2009

September 21

It was a long weekend again. Today was declared holiday due to the celebration of the end of Ramadan. On the other hand this day also marked the 37th year when Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law (1972-1981)in the Philippines.

It was on September 21, 1972 when Martial Law, also known as Proclamation 1081, was allegedly declared to protect the country from the threat of a Communist Insurgency. Before the declaration, Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile was supposed to be ambushed by these communists. But after he withdrew his loyalty from the Marcoses, he admitted that his own men showered bullets on his empty car.

Many of today’s generation are no longer aware of the things that happened then. I myself, was not born yet when it was proclaimed.

From the stories that I’ve heard, from the books that I have read, from documentaries that I have watched I wish that my kids can no longer experience those times.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Treasured Photos

These are just few of the photos that I treasured. These were taken when I was not a Mom yet, except for one. These pictures made me who I am today. This is my entry for our Mommy Moments for today. These pictures were taken too many years ago.

Happy Mommy Moments to all.

This picture was taken during our retreat in High School.

A picture taken from a seminar at church in Hotel Intercon Makati.

This was me back in 1997. I was about 18 years old. One of the happiest moments in my life. Why? LOL.

A climb in Mt. Maculot, Cuenca Batangas.

I couldn't believe it myself, but I joined a Pageant(Ms. CAS) when I was in College. This was during the time when we introduced ourselves. LOL.

I treasure this picture because this is the last picture I had with my grandma. I miss her so much.

Picture during the “baptism” of my son, Seandy. This is with Samuel Butcher the creator of Precious Moments – the button I chose for Mommy Moments is from Precious Moments.

To find more Treasured Photos from other Mommies, click here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dancing Angels

I was pondering about working abroad and about the things that will happen if I work outside of the country.

Then I noticed my kids dancing.

Would I rather be with foreigners than be with Dancing Angels?

Who's afraid of Dying?

My son is. And, he does not want me and his dad to die either. Just the other night my son asked me if I will ever get old. I automatically said yes. He then started crying and became hysterical! He then prayed to God to not let me get old – ever. I told him everyone will get old. He then asked if I will die if I get old. I told him everyone will die. And, he said he never want me to die.

He said , he’ll be good. He’ll do whatever I want him to do just to promise him I won’t die. I have already explained to him that dying is good because that's the only way we can get to see our God and he seemed convinced. But then, he asked me will they bury you? I said, yes. And he disagreed again. He never want the idea of me being buried and be eaten by worms. LOL.

I asked him to keep praying for me and his dad so God will not take us yet.

Please Lord, do not take me yet, not until my family is ready. 

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Who am I?

I was blog hopping and I saw a post from my friend Grace. It inspire me to post another song to remind us how much God loves us.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hat Day

It's friday once again and it's time for another Mommy Moments. Today's theme is Hat day.

Here is my baby Andie wearing hat.

And here is my son with wearing hat.

Happy Mommy Moments everyone.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Who is My President?

A lot of us have been waiting for this day. I do. This is the 40th day of the death of former President Corazon Aquino and this is also the day set by Sen. Noynoy Aquino to declare whether or not he will vie as president for 2010 Elections on not.

At about 8:10 am today at the Club Filipino in San Juan, Metro Manila, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino said he will run as President under Liberal Party. In his announcement he said “I am accepting the plea of the citizens. I’m accepting the legacy of my parents. I also accept the responsibility to continue the fight for our people. I am accepting to lead the fight. My countrymen, I will run for president this coming elections. I will continue the fight. Thank you very much.”

He hopes to run with Mar Roxas, who just gave in his desire to run as president for Noynoy.

I am still undecided who to vote. I still have to listen to more forums and speeches to decide. And, of course, I still need to pray about it.

To everyone like me who is still undecided who to vote for, I encourage you to go and find the book, Rizal is My President. I have always admired Jose Rizal. I liked his idea of education. He never got tired of improving himself. He is a genius which is why he was admired and revered even by other countries.

In this book by Napoleon Almonte, showed how we can choose a leader by showing some qualities that a true leader must have. He gave 40 traits that a leader must possess. These 40 tips also help bring out the Hero in everyone.

Another good book that every Filipino must have.

Monday, September 7, 2009


I was excited yesterday, Sunday, since I had a dinner date with my long time friends. These are my classmates in elementary years.

We were so excited to see each other and to talk about a lot of things. We have talked about how things were when we were in elementary. We remembered good old days. We talked about our classmates, our teachers, our gimmicks back then.

We never stopped laughing. I remembered one incident back then when we were doing our gardening. There's no Farmville yet, but we had to harvest what we had planted. We were asked to plant "petchay". When I was about to harvest it, I saw a worm.

I immediately ran to my teacher and informed her of the worm that I saw. She then took the worm and pressed it on my head while saying, "Para uod lang eh."

I couldn't remember if I cried or not, but the incident did not change me..I'm still afraid of "uod." LOL.

We promised that won't be the last. We planned to meet again this November.

Hopefully next time it's longer and hope we can have photos as souvenirs too.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I missed my friends

I consider myself so lucky to have found good friends. And, I am so much thankful that God let me have them in my life.

These are the friends that I have met so many years ago and thank God our friendship survived.

We rarely see each other but once we do it's like nothing has changed. We'll start at where we have ended. :)

Lord, thank you so much for these people and may You live with each and everyone of them and bless them everyday.