Yey Wednesday!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We partied last night and the best part was (for most of us, I believe) is the declaration of no class for today by the Father President! Yey! I told you, I love holidays! Anyway, we also had a Mass to open the academic year in the morning, a university-wide orientation in the afternoon and a motorcade to signify the launching of our school's 60th year. However, I was not able to join the motorcade because I worked with the steering committee that work for the night's event - The Celebration of Life. It was fun, fun, fun and with lots of food! There were four roast pigs and a roast calf! The outgoing administrators were also honored. I worked and shared the table with a good friend, Ate Suzette. We had lots of catching-up to do, despite the fact that we work in the same place.

Anyways, the day today was spent working on the invitations for a 50th wedding anniversary. I am thankful for Joniel, a super talented friend, for the help. We are not done yet and the celebration will be on July 12! Yikes!

So tomorrow's another working day. Busy, as expected. :) I am happy to report though that I have been scrapping. The proof? Go and lookie here and here. Yep, that blog is my new *baby* and it's kinda bare yet. I still need to find time to dress it up.

Thanks for looking!

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Monday Musings

Monday, June 23, 2008

Tomorrow is going to be hectic. Our school will have it's formal academic opening in the morning. At late afternoon, we are going to have a motorcade around the city to launch the university's 60th year (yeah, it's that young!) and in the evening, we are going to have a program to celebrate so many blessings plus honor our outgoing administrators. Whew! I was asked by a good friend to help her team document the events. Just when I thought I will be sitting and clapping and eating. :D

Seriously now, many of our constituents in the nearby areas were hit hardly by the typhoon Frank. I am happy to know just this afternoon that our school officials are going to have a fund raising this week in order to buy relief items (mostly consumables) and be able to distribute to the calamity victims before the week ends. This is not new since we have been exerting efforts previously to facilitate the collection and distribution of relief to other calamity-afflicted areas in the past years. WTG, boys and girls!

Anyways, I am feeling a little bit under the weather these days. Blame it on my monthly period, my eye allergy and all other concerns and pressures. Being a mother and wife and a full-time worker is not that easy, you know. What does a mother like me do then? Cope, cope and cope and more importantly, PRAY. These shall pass and by God's grace, I WILL SURVIVE!!

You all have a safe week ahead and stay positive!

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New *Baby*

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I will share a little secret. Sssh... Don't tell the Husband that I just bought another domain! :D Well, he usually trusts my judgment and won't make a big fuss about this but I am just feeling guilty about spending on domains and kits without earning from them, not to mention using the kits to create! I am just excited over the great *news* I recently got this week. ;)

Anyways, no, I am not going to reveal the new *baby* just yet. It is not live yet, I believe. Plus it is soooo bare! But I am so excited about it. And I want to thank again, my good, dear Ate JennyL for the help she has been extending. Her tutorial has been a big help to me in setting up this domain as well as the new one. In case you are interested to know, this domain and the new one were bought from 1and1.com. and are both hosted by Blogger. I only paid $6.99 for a year for each of the domains. So affordable, if you ask me! So, if you are thinking of getting yourself a new domain, or add more to your exisiting ones, head over to 1and1.com and avail of their affordable packages. Afterward, head over Ate JennyL's blog to know how to set-up your domain from 1and1.com and hosted by Blogger.

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It's True

"Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you When you think everything's okay and everything's going right And life has a funny way of helping you out when You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up in your face"

I find these lines from Alanis Morissette's song, Ironic, sooo true. Many times, just when I thought almost everything in my life is doing OK, something unexpected happens. Or when almost everything's wrong, something good turns out.


I have been facing several difficulties since Monday morning and I wish I can say that things are getting better but they are not. Early Monday, I was very late going to work because of... let's just leave it to that. And then I was informed by a friend who saw me waiting for my ride that my Z was open! And lastly, our school was flooded due to the heavy rains. And to top it all, I had a misunderstanding with a family member. It is a small issue blown up into a big one! I feel terrible and somebody, instead of helping, is making things more complicated. Oh well... But wait, there's more! (Yeah, there's more!) I left my keys inside the house! So, the girl and I waited for her Dad for almost an hour outside the gate. *sigh*

The following day (yesterday), the girl woke up with a bad headache and slight fever. We had to be absent from work and school. I also suffered and am still suffering from a terrible allergy. I have been sneezing like crazy.

How I wish things will get better SOON! Fortunately, this Friday is going to be a holiday! And you already know how I looove holidays!

And lastly, I am still thankful for a blessing which I have been anticipating for several months now. I just got the good news last Sunday! Thank you, Lord!

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Happy Mommy Here

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Question : What I love most about being a mom?

My answer: I love EVERYTHING about being a mom - all the ups and downs, even the criticisms that I get. I love the fact that I can be my kid's everything and that she depends on me on almost everything. I love the feeling of being needed. I love being called "Mommy". I love holding the hand of a little girl while walking. Or sleeping. I love being with a little girl who is so innocent about her world. I love the hugs and kisses. I love the questions which are sometimes so difficult to answer. I love that I am helping in the process of molding an upright and God-loving individual. I love being a mother because my husband is very loving and supportive and understanding of me.

These and more but most of all, I love that I can be the best mom in the world! And no one can ever judge me on that except my little girl.

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Maligayang Araw ng Kasarinlan!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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Meeting Mercy

Saturday, June 7, 2008

So sorry for such a late post! I know I have been gone for more than a week. Blame it on the weather. Or on my laziness. :) It has been a tiring week. I went back to work last Saturday. It has been a hectic week due to the enrollment. There are lots of things to do and people to talk with because of the new enrollment system that we are implementing. I am happy to report that this temporary craziness will be over soon. Yay! I also received a good news which I can't share yet. :D

Anyways, I believe that I owe you some photos and stories, like what I said here. This is going to be a relatively long post but with photos, of course. Friends, meet US Navy Ship MERCY!This is a hospital ship is here to provide medical services to some of the poor and war-torn areas in Mindanao. More information about this enormous ship and its noble mission can be read at its official website. Before we toured this ship, an opening program was conducted at the port and I was able to personally meet Ambassador Kristie Kenny. She is a very lovely woman with a big heart for the Filipinos! She actually went around the greeted everyone before the program started.

Now, here's our Ninang Rose, my Mama and lookie -- me, onboard a fastcraft on our way to the ship. We belonged to the second group of those who toured the ship, along with some politicians and heads of agencies.However, there is a faster fastcraft here. The speed of this thingy here is very impressive!
And here are some of the hospital beds where they conduct minor surgeries.Here is the children's playroom located at their pedia ward.
This little resident of the pedia ward can surely brighten up the day of anyone.

Upon our return to the port, we were greeted by this long line. They are persons who are blessed to be availing of the free medical services of the ship. There were kids and babies. I feel for them and their parents.I requested to be photographed with this uniformed guys just because of the cameras! I told this Mr. Soldier here to pose with us so I can show my husband how pretty those things he's holding and so that the Husband will have an idea what to buy me for Christmas. :DWe were privileged to be able to go to an elevated place and see this. Can you see that long thing? That's the USNS Mercy. Forgive my point-and-shoot camera but this is a sight to behold, especially at night.
And here is my most favorite photo of the day: My relationship with my mother has not been good for quite some time. We have issues, yes, but I am thankful for this trip, it bonded us again. It's an affirmation that it is fun to be with her, plus I look good in this photo! LOL! Seriously though, we had misunderstandings but she is my mother. And I love her. And I am happy and proud to be her daughter.

Thanks to the American Embassy for the chance to tour the ship and meet some of their staff. We are lucky to be there. And our poor are privileged to be served by them.

More power to the USNS Mercy! 'Til next year!

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