2.25.2009

my love for keeping a diary was reborn

Blogging is my way of improving my writing skills, expressing my thoughts and feelings and meeting new friends. But we all know that there is always a limitation on everything. There are things that we cannot share here in the blogosphere and must be kept all by ourselves.

For the past few months, I was so upset. So problematic that was. I encountered a lot of challenges in life. I had the financial problems, family problems and the never ending problems with the nanny.

During those days, I tried to write and blog about what’s happening in me. I drafted it in my desktop but end up deleting them after one or two paragraphs. I am not inspired to write. I can’t put them into a readable form. The tone of my writings seems to reflect my anger and all the hatred in my heart.

To lessen the burden in my heart, I decided to write down everything in my notebook. I list down anything and everything that came into my mind. I scribbled about my real feelings, my rants, even the persons involve and what he/she did wrong to me. For I know nobody will gonna read and comments on my notes.

Day after day, I read what I wrote. Then I start writing again on another page. Until such time that I noticed that the tone of my writings became lighter and lighter everyday.

Today, I can say that I already moved on. I now have a happy heart and my mind can now produce happy thoughts.

It is true that writing what’s in my mind and what’s in my heart in a piece of paper slowly but surely helped me a lot to recover. And my love for keeping a diary was reborn.

How about you? When was the last time you write your thoughts and feelings in a piece of paper?

2.23.2009

monday inspiration & an exciting giveaway from maver

Work is love made visible.
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste,
it is better that you should leave your work
and sit at the gate of the temple
and take alms of those who work with joy.
~Kahlil Gibran~





HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!

♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥





a fellow blogger, Maver of Gossip gehl is celebrating her first blog anniversary in just few days. and she is giving away this:
photo grab from her site

a smart prepaid broadband kit. great giveaway, isn't it?
so, what are you waiting for? head over to her blog to check the contest mechanics and have a chance to win that prize.

2.20.2009

tag: random questions

I was tagged by sheng with this:


1. Have you ever been on TV?

Yap, once at channel 4 during our office TV program. Hindi ko na matandaan ang exact date eh. Basta we were requested to be there during our opening/launching episode.



2. Have you ever sung in public?

Nope. I don’t have a good voice to do it.


3. Have you ever dyed your hair blond?

Nope. Never. And I don’t feel like dying my hair with any color.


4. Have you ever eaten frog legs?

Yes. When I was still a kid and I still don’t know how to say no and of course I know that I am not allowed to say no to any of the foods being served to us in the province. It taste likes chicken anyway.


5. Have you ever received a present that you really hated?

No.


6. Have you ever walked into a lamp post?

Nope. I just bumped into a glass door here at the office during meeting. I was so makulit then.


7. Have you ever cooked a meal by yourself for more than 15 people?

Nope. Nahihirapan ako magluto kapag maramihan na.


8. Have you ever fallen or stumbled in front of others?

I was fallen in the rice field irrigation once in front of my two classmates. All my things – bags, notebooks, books and all other things inside my bag were all wet.


9. Have you ever done volunteer work?

Oh yeah, and I so love doing it.



Yes, I’m done! Thanks for the tag sheng. I had fun doing this.


I am not tagging anyone here but if you feel like doing this one please drop me a line and I am so happy to read your answers too.

2.19.2009

shout out and a meme

First of all, I would like to thanks everyone who greeted me last valentines day and to those who always take time to leave comments on my post. Friends, you made my day.

You made me smile during those hardest times in my life. (Hope to come-up with a readable post about those challenges I encountered lately).


☺☺☺

I stole this meme from JavaQueen. Sweetie, hope you just don’t mind.


Come let’s take a look at my answers:


1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?

Nope. My mama told me that she just had to think of name with four letters for the ladies and five letters for the men.


2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?

Two weeks ago. I was really upset.


3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?

Pork either sinigang, adobo or grilled.


4. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?

Yes. I have 1 pretty little girl.


5. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?

Of course, yes!


6. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?

Nope.


7. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?

I do.


8. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?

No way! I’m so scared with heights.


9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?

Quaker oatmeal.


10. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?

Sometimes.


11. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?

I think so but not all the time. There is always limitation for everything.


12. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?

Chocolate Ice cream


13. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?

Attitude. Friendly ba sya or what?


14. RED OR PINK?

Blue hahaha. Wala sa choices. I’ll choice red for me and pink for my baby.


15. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?

I’m so grumpy lately.


16. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?

My daughter. I miss her every second, every minute and every hour of my life. I just want to stay besides her all the time.


17. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?

Black flat shoes.


18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?

Fried chicken, mix vegetables, beef something, I don’t know what that menu was.


19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

The sounds of the keyboard and a message tone from a neighbor.


20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?

Kailangan pa bang i-memorize yan? Blue of course.


21. FAVORITE SMELLS?

Baby scents, fresh baked bread or cookies


22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?

The husband


23. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?

None.


24. HAIR COLOR?

Black


25. EYE COLOR?

Black


26. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?

No. Thanks God!


27. FAVORITE FOOD?

Rice & pork dishes


28. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?

Of course happy ending. I don’t really watch scary movies.


29. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?

Hindi ko maalala ang title. *grrrr* basta starring bong navarro & toni gonzaga


30. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?

Black


31. SUMMER OR WINTER?

Summer


32. HUGS OR KISSES?

Both


33. FAVORITE DESSERTS?

Chocolate cake


34. I’M MOST LIKELY TO…?

Defend myself when I’m on the right track.


35. I’M LEAST LIKELY TO…?

Sacrifice my baby’s health/conditions etc.etc.etc.


36. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?

a collection of classic novels by Susana Espeña

37. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?

Beach & coconut tree


38. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?

TV patrol news & may bukas pa


39. FAVORITE SOUNDS?

Of course, I always want to hear my baby talking even if I don’t understand some of her words.


40. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?

beatles


41. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?

Antique, Aklan


42. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?

Not really special


43. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

sorsogon



That's it. Want to do it folks? Please don't hesitate to steal this meme. Just leave some trace so i can follow you.



Thanks!

2.14.2009

happy valentine's day!

{ photo credits}

Today is Valentines Day!

Hope you’ll gonna enjoy your date.

Mine, is just an ordinary day. I actually have a scheduled business this morning. And in the afternoon, I’ll gonna stay at home and spend some quality time with my precious little angel K.A.

Folks, this poem is for you:

Valentine treasures are people who

have often crossed your mind,

family, friends and others, too,

who in your life have shined

the warmth of love or a spark of light

that makes you remember them;

no matter how long since you’ve actually met,

each one is a luminous gem

who gleams and glows in your memory,

bringing special pleasures,

and that’s why this Valentine comes to you:

You’re one of those sparkling treasures!
By Joanna Fuchs


HAPPY VALENTINES EVERYONE!

2.12.2009

happiness is.........

Odette a.k.a. Little Miss Firefly is having a giveaway on her blog in time for her birthday this coming valentines day. What are you waiting for? Head over to her blog and join me in greeting her a happy-happy birthday.

For the mechanics, please check it over here. And find out those gorgeous handmade items that Odette made herself.

Here’s for my entry:

Happiness is ……………..

♥ hearing K.A.’s voice
♥ to see K.A dancing in the tune of “ single lady” (her current favorite song)
♥ a sweet good night kiss from the pretty little K.A. and the hubby
♥ a beautiful smile in K.A.’s face as she wake up in the morning
♥ a yummy piece of black forest cake from red ribbon shared with the hubby.
♥ a comfortable clothes and shoes to wear
♥ a cup of brewed coffee shared with a friend
♥ a good advises from the loving people around me
♥ the comments I got from my fellow bloggers
♥ having a boss who understands his subordinate’s sentiments

That’s it.

What makes you happy?

2.07.2009

how to do the task that you are not familiar with?

I want to rant. I really-really want to rant coz I am very much disappointed with a lot of things lately. But this time, I try to say it in a positive way as possible.

Let’s see. How you do usually deal with your frustrations? Will that thing make you angry or will you try to see the other side of the story.

For example, in a group of two, you were asked to finish a certain task. Let’s say filing and sorting of all the documents. You are not so familiar with the thing that you are asked to do but you know that your partner knows it. What will you do?

First, listen to the instructions given by the boss carefully.

Next, browse the files. And pretend that you are doing something or you are trying to figure out what to do.

Then, wait for the boss to go out from the room. When his already out of the room, disappear as well and leave your partner alone inside the room.

Go back to your work station. Pretend that you doing something urgent.

From time to time, check if the work is already done by your partner. Help a little. Then, leave the room again.

After around 30 minutes, viola! Work well done! ………. by your partner, of course. What a ?@?@?@?@?!

Very nice technique, isn’t it?

Actually, I was the victim in that said scenario. And that is how I interpret the way my partner treated me. I just got lucky because my boss know me well because he was my supervisor since I started working here in this office.