Monday, February 28, 2011

blogging boredom

Hello mashkans! Obviously, I forgot to leave a message and took an immediate hiatus from blogging. Although I know I don't really need to explain anything, I feel like I owe it to my friends and fellow bloggers to let them know that, as always, I appreciate all the visit and comments and that I shall be back to blogging pretty soon.

So, in answer to my friend Georyl's post on blogging burnout,  I'm not really bored with blogging. It's just that life gets in the way sometimes and it really needs to take a back seat. LOL Missing you my friend and everybody else in the blogging world. You understand, right? :-)

Rest assured that I'll return all your visits and I promise to come back with some awards again to give. This blogging hiatus shan't be long as I look forward to March. Soon, it will be my daughter's second birthday!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Untold Love At First Sight Story

This is my post-valentine treat - an untold story from the past. Was it love at first sight for me? You decide. :-)

I just had my successful job interview with the owner and CEO of the company that day. So, when I told a good friend of mine who was already working there ahead of me that I was already shaking hands with the CEO and got the job I was applying for, he happily toured me around the department to get the feel of the office where I would soon become a part of.

It was an "unofficial" tour because it's actually HR's task to welcome and introduce me as the newest addition to the work force. Anyway, looking back now, I was really glad my friend toured me around that day because that day happens to be the first time I caught sight of the man that I didn't know would become my husband three years later. :-)

The first time I saw him, he wouldn't even look up because he was very busy and seemed too preoccupied with computer-related tasks that he actually didn't mind that a visitor was inside the office. Because of that, I instantly took notice of him - the looks, his eyewear, and how shy I think he was! Man, I thought I heard a song playing and birds happily chirping in the background. For a moment there, I already felt that unexplainable feeling in my heart. Strangely, I felt some kind of connection to him. At that time, it felt like he looks just like the future husband I envisioned to look like. However, my good friend told me that he's already "taken" and in some kind of a long-term relationship.

So, instantly I came back to my senses and totally dismissed that happy feeling in my heart. But little did I know, things just fell into place. I believe God was preparing him to become my husband three years later. I realized now that "Destiny is real" and we did not just invent it. :-)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

the first time he said he loves me

When we were still dating, I got almost all of my "I love you's" from him through text messages. Yes, he's not really the vocally expressive type. I asked him why and his explanation was that it's a little awkward for him when he would say that in person because even in their own home and even when members of their family are all close to one another, they wouldn't say I Love You personally to each other. Then I told him that it's time that he express himself well vocally without feeling awkward about it. I don't remember exactly when it was. It started with me saying this to him first where I would get the "I Love You, Too" back and then gradually he would just surprise me with those words without me having to say (or suggest?) it first.

Oh, I hope you didn't think I was the one who gave him a hint that I was interested in him. No, not at all. It's just that he had his own way of courting a girl. In fact, I remember the first time he had talked to me about his intentions, he tried to tell me in a shy kind of way why he likes me (which seemed justifiable, ahem!) and wants to be my boyfriend. Ironically, even with the shy approach, he had made sure I understood that he wants a serious relationship that would eventually lead to marriage if our personalities get along and that we should not waste each other's time if I had no thoughts of a serious relationship, or making it work, or getting married one day. Like most of the entries I've read so far, he's had a serious relationship before me but unfortunately (and thankfully, LOL), it didn't work for the both of them. :-)

This is my entry for:




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Monday, February 7, 2011

how do you fall in love?

No, I'm not really asking. How Do You Fall In Love? by Alabama is my favorite song of the week. Since it's almost Valentine's Day, I'd like to feature this beautiful song here on my blog.



What do you think of this song? 

Well, just in case you'd like to sing along, you can find the lyrics to the song below:

How Do You Fall In Love?

How do you fall in love?
When do you say I do?
When is the perfect time
To spend the rest of your life?

Seasons may come and go
And sometimes it rains and snows
And there will be highs and lows
So only you will know

You never know just where it will find you
'Cause it can come on you so fast
Seems like it takes forever
When you want it so bad
But don't ever take it for granted
'Cause it's more than sowing some seeds
It takes sun and water
So give it what it needs

And that's how you fall in love
That's when you say I do
That's when you know it's time
To spend the rest of your life

Now seasons may come and go
And sometimes it rains and snows
There will be highs and lows
So only you will know
There will be highs and lows
So only you will know
Happy Monday, everyone!

getting nocturnal but not insomniac

I'm getting quite unusually nocturnal these days. There are really times when I love to work on a graveyard shift even when I'm at home. No, I'm not an insomniac. It's just that my body clock sometimes changes. Yes, this doesn't happen very often. Why is this so? Well maybe this has something to do with my previous work experience before when I was still connected with a data processing company which operated 24 hours each day of the working week. Yes, it was a long time ago 2-year experience with a graveyard shift assignment in the corporate world.

I had no problem with that night shift assignment. In fact, I was one of those who had volunteered for it. Along with some of my officemate/friends, we were the pioneer shift for our department at that time. I realized it wasn't really hard to be working on a night shift at that time because:

1. I was still very much single (no husband or baby to think about), although this made me less visible around the dating world. :-)

2. I was with wonderful friends. So it wasn't really just work, it was fun, too!

I'm with some friends who have pioneered night sift

3. Whenever there are errands to do that had to be done at daytime, I can always squeeze that in before I would call "bedtime" for myself.

4. There's an extra pay (hazard or night differential) when you're working at night, although I wouldn't say it was really compensating.

Overall, it wasn't that hard to work on a night shift especially when you're working alongside with wonderful friends. If there's a down side to it- it was the fact that sometimes you just can't sleep soundly during daytime because the neighborhood just won't cooperate. Just because they're awake doesn't mean that everybody's awake. That was just a little irritating for me when they wouldn't lower the volume of their laughter or the volume of their karaoke system. Add to that, my sleep can sometimes be interrupted because of the sun's glaring heat that I would wish it would rain during the day so I can sleep well. Thankfully, it didn't came to a point where I was sleep deprived. Looking back now, I wish I had thought of getting vertical blinds that at that time so that I can prevent the heat and rays of the sun from getting into my bedroom where I would have enjoyed my sleep more.

My being on a night shift before can be described as "almost" or "nearly" effortless. Thanks to coffee, multivitamins, friends, the love for work and some sufficient hours of sleep, we had successfully turned nights into days. I just can't do without these on my list even when it's a daytime job assignment.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

our first kilig/sweet moments

The love month is here. Hello February! You're reading an entry for Couples Corner and I am supposed to talk about our first kilig/sweet, exciting moments.Love, love, love! Hmmm, a trip down memory lane is indeed a good way to prevent Alzheimer's, isn't it?

Care to know our first "kilig", sweet and exciting moments within our getting to know you better stage?

I recalled those times when a common officemate friend would tell me he's been asking for more information and facts about me, including my mobile phone number! My inexperienced heart went chug! chug! when I learned all about it. Thoughts and questions were already running in my head. Is he really interested? Does he really like me? Or does he just want me to become his textmate? I think he is interested. Oh, I know I needed to be careful in dealing with men.  He started sending me friendly messages through YM which he never did before and I would secretly reply back so as not to cause a stir. LOL. For me, I found it exciting that we tried to get to know each other better without letting everyone else know 'cept for two common friends.

So, when we officially became bf-gf, he sort of just surprised everyone (including me) when he gave me flowers in the office so we wouldn't have to hide anything from them anymore. It's like a statement from him that we're officially lovers. No, it's not a KC and Piolo love story and I'm definitely not insinuating that it is! :-)





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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

wordless wednesday: the old rundown house

Memories from our old home. Ahhhh... Nostalgia! And the rats said, "Who moved our cheese?"


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