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Another tag from Odette:

here are the rules:

1.Determine your birthday month and get a word that rhymes with it or you can affix to it. Caps lock your birth month (ex: MAYday! JUNE dune, APRILicious, JULYvely, AUGUST pocus, parched MARCH…). Be unique.

2.Your birth month plus the word affixed or rhymed shall become the tag’s title in your case.

3.Get your birthday and add the digits involved. Example, if your birthday falls on the 25th of July, add 2 and 5 you get 7.

4.Whatever is the sum, write a list of the MATERIAL gifts you wish to receive, the number of which shall correspond to the sum of your birthday. For example, applying the case above (in rule number 3), you will write seven (7) things you wish to receive.

5.After your wish list, put your name and birthday in the Bloggers’ Birthday Directory, with a link to your blog/s. Note: when you add your birthday, please place it in a way that the dates appear chronological (January, February… 1, 2, 3)

6.Pass this tag meme by tagging as many people as you want.

Name: blue rose
Birthday: 13 September
Calculation: 1 + 3 = 4


1. a new nokia camera phone
2. a digital camera
3. inspirational books to read
4. lots of children clothes and toys for K.A.

Bloggers’ Birthday Directory:

February 14 - Odette
February 15 - Jeanny
February 20 - Caryl
February 23 - Jammy
March 7 - Mari
March 18 - Rowena
March 29 - Rachel
May 3 - Vannie
May 8 - joanjoyce
May 27 – Zang Caesar
June 26 - Gina
September 13 blue rose
September 30 - Mckhoii
Oct 27 - Leah
October 22 - MommyBa
December 18 - JoshuaOngYS
December 19 - Alpha
December 20 - Suzanne


I pass the tag to: everyone who likes to do this tag!

doing some tag

Tag passed by Odette:


Ten years ago, I was a freshman taking up BSA. That was the year I was so confused why I end up taking up accountancy when all I want was to become a high school teacher. That was also the time that all accountancy term sounds so alien to me because I never had any background on it. The most difficult time for me. The year I started to learn how to handle every problem I encountered all by myself.

But looking back now, it just makes me smile. Having survived all the trials molded me into a good and determined person as I am today.


  • finish all pending office works
  • update blog and do blog hopping
  • buy some groceries
  • plan for dinner tonight
  • play with K.A.


  • Bread
  • Banana que
  • ice cream
  • fresh fruits
  • nachos
  • nuts


Sorsogon City, Quezon City


wow, I do hope that I become one as soon as possible. LOL

Many things are playing in my mind with those lots of money.

First, I’d like the constructions of the chapel in our sitio finish as soon as possible and be beautiful as I figure it out in my mind. I’d like to thank the Lord that way for all the blessings that HE showered upon me.

Then, share the money to my family, extended families, in-laws, friends and to all the people who helped me become who I am today.

H & I and K.A. will travel around the Philippines and around the world.

Put up some businesses to further multiply that money and to provide livelihood to the people in our community.

Put up a foundation that can help kids in our province (especially in my own barangay and in the barangay where my husband came from) finish their studies.


everybody in my blogroll

a good night sleep

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Thanks GOD! me and K.A. had a good night sleep last night!

Yesterday, I was suffering from a severe migraine caused by unwanted smell here at the office. I do not know what does it called. It is scented oil heated so that the aroma will comes out. I really don’t like the scent because it is so “matapang”.

I also worried that much because I do not know if I can take good care of K.A. considering that I am not feeling well and hubby is not around.

Last night I still tried my best to have a quality time playing with K.A. As usual she was very happy. Then, I talked to her hoping that she will understand every word I said. I told her to behave properly because papa is not around and mama needs enough rest.

I also told hubby over the phone not to worry too much about us and if possible not to think too much about K.A.

Luckily, K.A. went to bed early. She just woke up once during midnight to ask for milk and then she goes back to sleep again. She did not cried as she usually did letting me to carry her so she can go back to sleep.

We both woke up early this morning. And we both feel contented and happy.

Also, my migraine was gone.

Hope everybody also had a good night sleep.

Have a nice day!


a prayer

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Dear Lord,

Please bless him in the journey he undertake,
Give him the presence of mind that he may drive safely
to his destination and way back to our home.
Please keep him safe and healthy.
I ask this in Jesus name. AMEN

~~blue rose~~

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
~~ Mark Twain~~
"Travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."
~~ Miriam Beard~~
"One’s destination is never a place,
but a new way of seeing things."
~~ Henry Miller~~


still happy on a friday....

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Happiness is not in the mere possession of money;
it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
~~Franklin D. Roosevelt~~
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~~Marcel Proust~~
Life is a series of surprises, and would not be worth taking
or keeping if it were not.
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson~~
Yesterday, I was surprised by the text message sent by the employee of Verdantpoint Corporation (the developer of my soon-to-be-new home). He informed me that my account with them is now ready for filing to the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF). He requested me to submit my latest notarized certificate of employment and compensation, latest one month payslip, my 2007 income tax return (ITR) and a detailed employee statement of accumulated asset value (ESAV). He also informed me that the status of the constructions of the house is around 45% and expected to be finish before the end of October.

I was so happy to hear that news. I am not expecting this early because I was informed by them last May that they will contact me by September and ask some latest requirements. More than one month earlier. Yepeeeeeyyyyyy……

As quickly as I can, I asked for a copy of our payroll for June 2008 and looked for my payslip last month. I also requested my certificate of employment and my ITR here at the office.

Then, early this morning I went to Pag-ibig Fund. I requested a print-out of my detailed ESAV.

Since I am not familiar on how I can go back to the office I asked the guard at Pag-ibig where I can get the jeepney or FX ride. He directed me to go to the crossing terminal. He also said that I can just walk going there.

Along the way, while I am looking for that terminal something funny happened. There’s group of three men walking by the street looking for the 7-eleven convenience store. Without knowing that I am also lost my way, they asked me where that store is located. So I answered them back, “sorry I am not familiar in this place in fact I am also looking for the jeepney/FX terminal and I already don’t know where to go”. They laughed at me. Sigh! But after that they also directed me where to go.

After few minutes, I got back to the office.

As of the moment, I am waiting for the release of my ITR and hopefully I can submit the needed requirements early next week.

GOOD LUCK to me!


K.A.'s favorite commercial

K.A. loves to see commercials on tv.

sometimes she puts her face up too close to tv screen so we have to pull her away.

few days ago, i found out that K.A. really loves this pang-gisa mix commercial.

she even try to dance and sing on her own ways every time she see it.

one time hubby caught her in this position while intensely watching tv commercials.

after the commercial, she goes on walking and walking and walking around the room.

or sometimes she turns off the tv.



what shall we do now

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Nowadays that all prices go higher and higher almost everyday, we really have to tighten our budget.

Our salary can no longer accommodate other things that we really wanted to buy.

So what I have to do is just buy those basic needs prioritizing the needs of our baby.

One day I was inside the grocery store.

Before picking up some goods on the shelves, I just checked the prices if it is lower or higher than the other grocery where I usually buy groceries.

That day, an employee of Nestle Philippines approached me while I was checking the price of certain brand of milk for K.A.

She then asked me, “mam ilang weeks po ba bago maubos ng baby nyo yang gatas?” She is referring to a 1.8 kg can of milk.

And I told her, more than a week.

She was shocked. So she asked again, “How old was your baby?”

"One year and three months", I replied.

She smiled and said, “goodluck sa gatas ni baby”.

With that, I smiled at her too.

Then I go on with my groceries.

But it made me think for a while.

Oo nga noh!

Masyado na nga palang mabigat sa bulsa ang patuloy na pagtaas ng presyo ng mga bilihin.

Can you imagine, gatas pa lang ni baby more than three thousand pesos na a month.

Eh paano pa yong other needs namin – like house rental, utilities, food, etc. Luckily, pareho kaming may trabaho ng husband ko. Kaya kahit papaano nakakasurvive pa rin.

Paano pa kaya yong mga taong isa lang ang nagtatrabaho para sa pamilya?

O paano pa kaya yong mga taong walang regular na pinagkukunan ng pang-araw-araw na gastusin?

Ang hirap noh!

Ano kaya ang pwede nating gawin sa ngayon?

O kaya ano ba ang kailangang gawin ng gobyerno para maibsan ang kahirapang ito?


monday surprise

would you like to know what i got this monday morning?

a planner..........

i found a planner early this morning at my desk.

it is the same planner that our office used to give to our partners last december.

can you imagine?

last january, i already knew that there are lots of excess planner.

i almost begged just to have a single copy of it.

but the person in-charge do not want to give it to us... an ordinary rank in file employee.

and the funny thing is.....

more than half a year had passed

that means half of the planner will no longer serve its purpose.

and besides i already bought my own personal planner.

har har har!

happy monday

happy monday everyone.

i miss you all!

i was not able to go online last week because i was out for a seminar workshop.

see, i requested that kind of seminar 3 1/2 years ago.

and our office finally granted my request only last week.

thank you so much anyway!

at least after that seminar, i am now more confident and happy to serve as a government employee.

because i learned and understand the do's and dont's and the law itself that governs public servant.

hopefully, i can share it with my officemates especially to those who are new in the government service.

so again, thank you so much to the management for allowing me to be part of that seminar workshop.


see what i found

i just want to share it with you.

through blog hopping i found this site (a print a day) .

a site owned by yasmine.

i really love her creations.

and another thing is...

you can download it for free but it is only for your personal use.

i actually downloaded some of her notepads

and i wrote on it some love notes for my husband.

thank you so much yasmine for sharing these.

more power!


a smile that is worth sharing

A smile starts on the lips,
A grin spreads to the eyes,
A chuckle comes from the belly,
But a good laugh burst from the soul,
Overflows and bubbles all around

~~Carolyn Birmingham~~


how would you...

How would you react if older women called you ate?

At first: I just ignore it. Siguro nagkamali lang.
Second time: Bad trip. Nananadya ka na ha!
Succeeding: I just called her ate in an irritated voice!

It’s so kakainis!!! Feeling nya bata sya. Excuse me girl mas matanda ka po kaysa sa akin. It so happened na nauna lang akong mag asawa kaysa sayo. Taray ko noh! Sorry naiinis lang kasi ako!

Now I understand why my friend got irritated in her too.


know me more

I’ll try to enumerate things about me so you will know me more:
~~ I was born under the astrological sign of virgo
~~ I’m a coffee lover. My day is not complete without a coffee.
~~ I once dreamt of becoming a teacher
~~ But end up taking up bachelor degree in accountancy
~~ Once in my life a dream of becoming a nun came across my mind when I was only eleven years old. That was during the time when my parents broke up.
~~ In high school, I once pond of composing poem where I expressed all my feelings…happiness, loneliness, anger, doubts, etc…
~~ I also once became an editor in chief of our school publication then
~~ I love math
~~ I do not hate English but I am not good in it
~~ I joined a lot of inter-school contests. And even made it up once to regional level and loss…
~~ I’m not good enough in memorizing
~~ I am proud to say that I did not failed in any subject from grade school to college
~~ but once cried in grade school when I got for the first time a 79 grade just because I had a number of days absences
~~ But managed to had a happy face in college even if my grades are 75
~~ I had my first job as a saleslady in a bakery in our province when I was 16 years old just a month after I graduated high school
~~ I only lasted in that company for 2 months.
~~ Decided to went to Manila and pursued college
~~ Worked in an NGO after I got my college diploma
~~ But decided to transfer to government after 3 years
~~ I am here in my present work for 3 years already
~~ I usually fall asleep early at night and woke up early in the morning
~~ I easily cry
~~ I love listening to disco music
~~ I wanted to enroll for a review class and take the board exam
~~ I got married 3 days before I turned 27 years old
~~ I became a mother at the age of 28
~~ I love Filipino dishes
~~ I hate thai food
~~ I love coke regular
~~ I don’t know how to drive a car but very much welling to learn
~~ I love playing scrabble and hammer heads deluxe
~~ I am afraid of heights, deep water & in the dark
~~ I am well organized person
~~ I love chocolates
~~ My favorite color is blue
~~ I practice writing on a piece of paper when I am sad or hurt
~~ I love surfing the net

the prayer

why is it that when i am trying to start my day as positive as i can,
there are things or person who ruin my day...

but anyway, instead of spreading some negative thoughts over the blogosphere today just let me share this video by celine dion and josh groban... the prayer!

for i know i am not alone in the situation like this...

may this prayer lighten up our day...

the lyrics:

I pray you’ll be our eyes
And watch us where we go
And help us to be wise
In times when we don’t know
Let this be our prayer
As we go our way
Lead us to a place
Guide us with your grace
To a place where we’ll be safe
La luce che to dai
I pray we’ll find your light
Nel cuore restero
And hold it in our hearts
A ricordarchi che
When stars go out each night
L’eterna stella sei
Nella mia preghiera
Let this be our prayer
Quanta fede c’e
When shadows fill our day
Lead us to a place
Guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe.
Sognamo un mondo senza piu violenza
Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino
Simbolo di pace e di fraternita
La forza che ci dai
We ask that life be kind
E’il desiderio che
And watch us from above
Ognuno trovi amore
We hope each soul will find
Intorno e dentro a se
Another soul to love
Let this be our prayer
Let this be our prayer
Just like every child
Just like every child
Needs to find a place,
Guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe
E la fede che
Hai acceso in noi
Sento che ci salvera
GOD bless everyone!


What makes me today?

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I’m angry and very disappointed…


~~ I discovered just a while ago that the personnel concern in all our GSIS transactions did not remit my payment for the loan a.k.a. cash advance I made with GSIS last August 2006.
~~ As I recall, I advised them to deduct from my monthly salaries the dues I have to pay at GSIS. And as a proof, I have a copy of the payroll for December 2006 reflecting the deductions that they made.
~~ If only the GSIS allow us to go directly to them and pay it ourselves then the problem like this did not happen. But GSIS only allowed our liason officer to transact with them though this policy benefited us as well in other ways.

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I almost cry…


~~ of disappointment & anger that I felt

~~ I do not want to deal this kind of problem especially this time when I have other things to fix/deal with

I hope that…

~~ the concerned personnel take an appropriate action as soon as possible or before another interest/surcharge be added to my loan

a reminder

While I am thinking of something to write on my blog today, a message from unknown sender just hit my email inbox.

Curiosity drives me to open the message.

But as timely as I need this kind of eye opener/reminder, this is what I got:

The Poem
I knelt to pray but not for long,
I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work
For bills would soon be due.
So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,
And jumped up off my knees.
My Christian duty was now done
My soul could rest at ease.....
All day long I had no time
To spread a word of cheer
No time to speak of Christ to friends,
They'd laugh at me I'd fear.
No time, no time, too much to do,
That was my constant cry,
No time to give to souls in need
But at last the time, the time to die
I went before the Lord,
I came, I stood with downcast eyes.
For in his hands
God! held a book;
It was the book of life.
God looked into his book and said
'Your name I cannot find
I once was going to write it down...
But never found the time'

Thank you very much to the sender.
Whoever you are! Wherever you from!
I do not know if you sent it to me intentionally or by error.

If God brings you to it,
He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.


maraming salamat

boracay 2004...

dalawang linggong pamamalagi doon
bilang bahagi ng training para maging isang ganap na diver...

pagkakataon na aking sinayang dahil ako'y naging duwag...

subalit hindi man ako naging diver,
marami pa rin akong masasaya
at mga hindi makakalimutang karanasan...

masaya at hindi malilimutan dahil:
~~ sa unang pagkakataon ay narating at nasilayan ko ang kagandahan ng boracay
~~ nakapagbonding kami ng aking mga kaopisina at mga kaibigan
~~ higit kong naintindihan ang trabaho sa field
~~ nalaman ko na higit palang masaya ang boracay sa gabi
~~ narating ko rin sa unang pagkakataon ang crocodile island
at doon ko naranasan ang sobrang takot dahil sa laki ng mga alon

maraming salamat sa pamunuan ng opisinang dati kong pinagtatrabahuan
sa pagkakataong ibinigay nyo para makasama akong magtrabaho sa field.

maraming salamat din sa aking dating mga kaopisina at mga kaibigan
sa pagkakataong ibinigay nyo sa akin para makasama kayo sa field,
sa pag-aalaga at walang sawang pag-unawa sa akin sa mga panahong yon
at higit sa lahat sa tapat na pagkakaibigang ibinigay nyo sa akin.

maraming salamat sa magandang alaala na kailanman ay hinding hindi ko malilimutan.

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