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the resilient malunggay

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Quite pleased to see our malunggay tree still standing up after strong winds tried to break it or pin it down. Resilience is such a big word these days after that great typhoon Yolanda. That's how people in other countries would describe us Filipinos. Perhaps that's what they really see in us, or maybe that's also their way of trying to motivate those who almost have nothing left with them to move forward. Just like that resilient malunggay, we can get up again after we've been battered by a lot of storms in life. As long as our Maker still wants us to be here, we know there are still a lot of things we have to go through. However good or bad anyone's situation is, let us not forget that everything happens for a reason. There definitely is a purpose for everything.

on loving and hating the rainy days

I have a love-hate relationship with the rainy days.  I do love the rainy days because this is one of those times when I can enjoy a sip of hot coffee at home. It's also a perfect time to be lazy - to just curl up in bed and get relaxed. Moreover, I am a nicer person when it's raining. I'm always in a good mood because I am able to relax, eat and sleep well. When it's raining, husband and I can save some water for watering the plants. The rain also takes care of this chore for us. :-) But don't you just hate it when it's raining and you're still on your way to work?  Well, except when you have a car that doesn't get stuck in the flood, going to work when it's raining is really no fun at all, right? It can also be quite a challenge to not get your clothes and your shoes wet. Let's not even talk about the challenge of coming to the workplace on time. Sometimes, it's just too tempting for me to call in sick so I don't have to brave the hea

an inspiring story of simplicity

On our way to work one morning, while we were riding our motorcycle, we noticed the van ahead of us bore a mini poster plastered at the back of the vehicle with some words that are not quite readable if you don't get near it. There's a picture within the poster, though, which I later recognized to be that of St. Therese of the Child Jesus . Out of curiosity, I asked my husband to drive closer near it and I forced my eyes so I can have the chance to read some parts of it. I knew I can google it later when work is over. Luckily, I had an idea that the words written in the poster were excerpts from the Story of a Soul . I googled those 4 words and realized it was all about the life of St. Therese. This beautiful and inspiring story about her life has got me reading the rest of the day. I thought I should have just listened to the audio book so that I won't tire my eyes out (I guess I have to accept and acknowledge the need of eyeglasses now at my age) but thought I would appre

my Valentine thoughts

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I felt compelled to update this blog because it's Valentines Day! :-) Actually, there's not much happening today (maybe later tonight haha! kidding) as husband and I have been busy at work. Despite the lack of time to celebrate this special day exclusively for us, I am already happy (always happy) because we're together every single day. After all, we are working in the same office; so, we go to work and go home together. What more could I ask for? Some people say this routine of constant togetherness can put our relationship to the brink of boredom. However, I don't see it happening with us. Everyday we are getting closer because there's always communication. We understand and respect each other more as we get to know each other and ourselves more. Of course, there are still arguments along the way as neither of us is perfect but what is more important is that we often agree more than we disagree. I appreciate my husband for everything that he is and he is not. I t

just an ordinary Monday update

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Happy Monday, everyone! Life had been extremely busy that I missed to update this blog as often as I would have loved to. As usual. I thought I could fit blogging regularly but I guess I will not push myself too hard on this itinerary anymore. Hopefully, I can manage to at least update and do some blog hopping on a weekly basis. We'll see. No matter how busy I get these days, though, I am still loving life. Stress won't defeat us if we believe that there's a God who can lighten all our burdens. If there's anything heavy that I was not able to address yet at this point in time, that would have to be my weight. Even my husband would remind me to exercise more or I might be able to make myself an eligible candidate for the second season of Biggest Loser: Pinoy Edition . It's not funny but he's right, though. So, I won't complain anymore if I hear anyone telling me the obvious that I'm getting bigger. The truth hurts, indeed; but if that's what it ta

when are we going back to the basics of life?

It's Monday. Happy day, everyone! I'd like to share a wonderful song I just discovered today. It's called " The Basics Of Life ".  I feel like the message of the song is very timely because of what is already happening in our world today - so much chaos, so much war, so much crime, and so many other things that most of us do that no longer conform to what God originally wants for us to do. Well, let me know if you liked the message of the song.

a coffee-inspired life, anyone?

I ran into this beautiful video presentation about seeing life through a cup of coffee. I'd like to share it with you guys so we can all have a coffee-inspired life. :-) I guess, at some point, we are guilty for choosing the best cups even if what we really wanted was the coffee. Today, I resolve to enjoy  my coffee everyday even when they are not served from the best cups! Care to drink with me?

My Legacies In Life

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It's been thirty-three years of existence, and still counting, and yet at this point in time, I felt like I haven't really done much. Or have I? I think and I know there's still so much more to achieve. I don't have to be a perfectionist to be able to realize that I can go through life better than this. So much better than this. I didn't mean the material things because they're just passing fancies. Everything and everyone will all come to pass. Pondering on these things, I just realized that I've already hit my middle age, that is, if you look at the current average life span of a human being. And yet, at this stage in my life, I felt like there are lots of things that are left undone. Frankly, I really don't know why. I guess I'm just so afraid life won't permit me to fulfill all my dreams for my family while I still can. I'd like to see my daughter grow up, go to school, have a job, and have a family of her own. Or who knows, she just mi

have i lost my sense of humor?

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I have always looked at life as a roller coaster ride. Some days are happy, some days are sad. Today, you’re in trouble, the next day, your happiness is doubled. And whether we like it or not, we will journey through this life with both the bitter and the better things. It’s just a matter of dealing with the bitter and savoring the better—and hopefully, looking forward to the best. Wow, am I getting serious or what? Have I lost my sense of humor? Being married is not just all fun and romance. It is also a lifetime commitment and obligation to your partner and to the marriage. Having or expecting a baby gives another excitement to the marriage but it also requires an even more serious role for the couple. Talk about trying to make all ends meet. Raising your child with the good and right values. Trying to shape ourselves to become the best parents we can be. This and probably much more. I’m sure you already know by now that hubby will be out of job effective February 28th. When you r