Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Honoring my 2nd Mom!

We fondly call her "Etang" - which stands for "Etang Dicher", a famous villain in Sampaguita movies in the 60s and 70s. Contrary to her pet name, is a loving mother, doting grandmother and a friend.

She's the mother of my bestfriend Ailene, who treats me like her own daughter. I'm always welcome in their home and has been a part of her feeding program eversince. She's a typical homebody mom who loves to cook and do the chores. After doing her tasks, she relaxes by watching TV solely on Channel 2. Her favorite is none other than Kris Aquino. She's a regular follower of the network's noontime shows, soap operas, reality shows, etc...In short, she loves showbiz and the buzz!!!

She's easy and fun to be with! A beautiful widow with a good heart!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Thank you JOYCE!

It's been five days since I last published my post. I'm so glad that there are friends who keep on visiting me. Some of them are not into blogging, but they find time to drop their message at Cbox just to say "Hi." I'm so thankful that through my online journal, I could regularly keep in touch with my old friends and fortunately, have found new friends.

A simple "Hi" from someone who never fails to connect means a lot to me.

Thank you so much!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Tita Nellie!

It's my chance to greet you so that others may see my beautiful aunt! She's with her loving husband in Antipolo.

Their 3-week vacation last June was indeed memorable.

We thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Welcome back Rommel!

"Some friends are separated by time, some by differences, some by distance and some by pride, but whatever situation I can see, you'll always be a real friend to me!"

It's a beautiful text message I received from Beth. It's touching and it's time to share it with our good friend "Rommel," who was separated from us by distance. And now, he's back for a short vacation. We're all excited to see him this evening and for sure, it would fun and reminiscing time!

We missed you!!!

Please Sign MY GUESTBOOK!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

LARA "copycat of her mom"

Lara is the only daughter of my bestfriend Ailene! She's a copycat of her mom - they're both charming, talented and vain...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

People I've worked with....

I've shared a lot of funny memories with my colleagues. And I've been with this department for almost five years. We may have differences but we've tried to get along and have helped each other in so many ways.

Of course, I won't forget what I've learned from a call center job. I've overcome my fears of speaking with people from all walks of life. I've been trained on how to manage different kinds of emotions, especially "anger." I've mastered the skill of keeping my poise and composure in dealing with irate clients. I've become a better and stronger person through my internal and external customers. Lastly, I've discovered beautiful friendships and that's the most I'm thankful for.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Wala Talaga Sa Edad

Wala talaga sa edad ang pag-aasawa
Wala talaga sa edad ang mabiyayaan ng anak
Wala talaga sa edad ang pagsubok sa bagong propesyon
Wala talaga sa edad ang tagumpay sa buhay.

kaya wag kayong mawalan ng pag-asa
dahil Wala talaga sa edad...
ang mahalaga ay laging handang sumubok at makibaka
pagkat Wala talaga sa edad....

nawa'y hangarin natin ang kabutihan ng bawa't isa
dahil pare-pareho tayong nagkaka-edad!
wag kalimutan ang ATING PANANAGUTAN
sa ka-BATCH natin mahal....dahil

This is a Tagalog poem I wrote and initially sent via our Batch '87 Yahoo Group. This is to inspire my batchmates as we nearly approach our life's journey at 40! I know most of us are looking forward to another "High School Batch Reunion" in 2010.

I appreciate the message of my high school friend Arnold and I do value his opinion. Because he's looking for this poem, it's my pleasure posting it through my blog. Thank you, Arn!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Live Twice - take pictures and blog!!!

Since I started with this hobby, my Canon Ixus camera has been a regular companion. Recently, I tried taking pictures in black and white and the results are quite amazing. Of course, my favorite subject is people. Since we're already in the digital era, you could take as many pictures as you want! I usually save my photos in my desktop, laptop, cd and usb. Imagine I've been using various back ups, just to safeguard memories.

Why not start living twice by capturing moments in your life by taking pictures and having an online journal? Original photos and nice thoughts will surely create a remarkable BLOG!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Treat Yourself!

Almost once every week, I indulge myself into a relaxing body massage. It's a 2-hour whole body massage in the sanctuary of my own room. It's being performed by my sole reflexologist who is using a soothing, aromatic oil. After the process, you'll feel rejuvenated and recharged.

With such wonderful experience, I'm encouraging everyone to give yourself a treat - an escape from a work-loaded day-to-day life. After all, it's all you've got! It's one way of pampering yourself!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


True frienship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends then you've had a great life.

Hold a true friend with both your hands. Friendship is one mind in two bodies. Don't walk in front of me... i may not follow. Don't walk behind me... i may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.;

We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere; Friends are God's way of taking care of us.

These are beautiful thoughts about friendship that I received from my good friend Weng. She posted as comments to my blog entitled "All About Me" (June 2, 2008). I was really touched by the message.

"Friends are extension of God's love for us." And I'm thankful that I have you, too!

Monday, July 7, 2008

"when reasons end, faith begins....

"Don’t consume yourself with the question “WHY?” but ponder more on "WHERE?" because God is leading you to something beautiful with whatever it is that’s happening in your life. Once you get to “WHERE” God wants you to be, then you’ll know “WHY.”

I thanked my friend Will for sending me this text message. It’s very timely because I’ve been experiencing frustrations in my work lately. So I’d want to share it with you – to those who couldn’t understand why certain things happen in their life. As the cliché goes, “there’s hope as long as we live.” I know, sometimes words are not enough to console us; that's why we need God's wisdom to accept things we couldn't change.

And this is true, "when reasons end, faith begins."

Thursday, July 3, 2008

I left my heart in San Francisco....

I just got the title from the e-mail of my cool classmate Geneveve via our Batch Yahoo Group. Seeing the lovely pictures of my batchmates has inspired me to write about their recent gathering. They just had a Reunion at San Francisco which was hosted by Sarah and Venaida. Among the attendeees are Ailene, Theresa, Muriel, Ma-an Abreu, Grace, Jhayne, Junie,and with their families.

Imagine how they they took time out to break the monotony of their hectic life in the States. And Geneveve came from Canada to bond with them, and to quote what she said , "Pictures alone cannot express the joy, fun, love and drama we had the past four days!"

It's a success! Hope to see you all in our "2010 High School Batch '87 Reunion" as we begin our life's journey at 40!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

it's ONG!!!

Me and Ong

He’s not a Chinese tycoon, but a native of Cainta. His real name is DupONG, in short ONG!….This guy has a natural sense of humor. You won’t be bored with ONG around. You’ll be amused by his great story-telling ability...

A die-hard fan of Sharon Cuneta…He has memorized the popular lines and timeless songs of his idol…And we never get tired listening to him because he always makes us happy...

ONG is one of my valuable friends. He may not be financially rich but he’s richer with real treasure of joyful experiences....

Thank you for a bucket of laughter you bring into our life!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Thank you RACEL and RHEDGE!

Just want to thank Racel - my mentor in blogging! Also, to her sister Reggie.
They've been a great help to me.

God bless you and your beautiful family!