11 things I learned and realized in 2011

Before I officially welcome 2012, let me share to you 11 things that I learned and realized for this year 2011.

Here they are in random order:

*life is full of duties and responsibilities and it increases as you grow older

*my daughter will always be on my top priority

*being a wife and a mother is never been easy, it needs a lot of patience, sacrifices, hardwork and responsibilities

*life is always like a rollercoaster and you really can’t tell when will you be up or when will you be down

*getting pregnant the second time around is much difficult compared before

*family is always there to suppot me through thick and thin despite havingmy very own family

*you really can’t please everyone no matter hard you try

*never ever expect anything so you won’t get hurt if nothing happens

*looking & dealing with the nanny is another burden that need to face everyday

*always give time for yourself and make yourself happy

*gift no matter how small or big always makes me smile and happy

And with all those things, I can say that I am more ready to face 2012. Happy New Year everyone. Let us all welcome 2012 with all the positivity in our heart.


Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

Another year is about to end, 3 more days to go and we will official bid goodbye to 2011 and will welcome 2012.

2011 is never been an easy year for me. Lots of trials and hardship came across my way. But afterall those hardship, I can say that there were also a lot of things happened that need to be thankful for.

I am thankful for:

*my husband that always there to understand me and support me in any decision that I made
*my daughter that made me proud to be her mom
*my only sister that always there to rescue me and always there when I needed her
*my family that never fail to support me morally and spiritually
* my friends that never forget me
*my job that I love to do despite and inspite all the stressed that it gave me
*all the gifts that I received this christmas season
*all the wishes granted
*and above all, for the little bundle of joy inside me that is soon to come out and will say hello to the world

Now, I can say that I am ready to face the coming year and welcome 2012 with all the positivity in my heart. May this coming year be more prosperous year for all of us! So goodbye 2011, hello 2012.


Randomness on a Holiday Wednesday

*I love my work. I love what I am doing. But lately work really stressed me a lot.

*I know it is not good for me especially at this moment that there’s someone inside me who is also affected.

*But no matter how I tried to be cool and take it easy, my work always bothers me.

*There were times when I woke up in the wee hours of the night just thinking how to proceed, what to do first for everything seems to be on rush.

*Deadlines are just few days away. Holiday break is soon to come. And not making it to the deadlines will definitely not make me happy as well as my boss.

*Soon, I am also going to file my maternity leave. Time really flies so fast. And I just can’t leave unfinished assignments.

*So, despite me wanting to stay home and be with my little darling KA this holiday, I decided to report to work. Hoping that being alone at my workstation and that no distractions to expect today, I am going to finish at least 1/3 or ½ of my current pending workload.

*Just wish me luck guys!

November 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.
~Norman Borlaug ~

Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel ~

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
~ Chuang Tzu ~

Success is ultimately about connection, not perfection.
~ Whitney Johnson ~

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures.
~Bob Kerrey ~

Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest, which co-mingle their roots in the darkness underground.
~ William James ~

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
~Confucius ~

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
~Alan Alda ~

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
~Arthur Golden ~

I wouldn't give a nickel for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.
~Albert Einstein ~

The secret to being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal.
~Seth Godin ~

We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
~ Robert Frost ~

Shine one corner of the world -- just one corner.
~ Shunryu Suzuki ~

You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
~Ruth Smeltzer ~

Life where you're always doing something you love is art.
~ Leo Babauta ~

When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
~ Maya Angelou ~

True change isn't willful. It's so fluent and intuitive that we don't even realize it happened.
~ Garrett Kramer ~

How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?
~Vincent Van Gogh ~

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
~ Marge Piercy ~

Gross National Product measures everything, except that which makes life worthwhile.
~Robert Kennedy ~

Art consists in limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
~ G. K. Chesterton ~

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
~ Elbert Hubbard ~

As the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, let your heart be untroubled by judgements and let your kindness rain down on all.
- Buddha -

We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will be worthwhile.
~Deepak Chopra ~

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~

When people go within and connect with themselves, they realize they are connected to the universe and they are connected to all living things.
~Armand Dimele ~

Being 'spiritual' simply means being willing to look into the nature of life, to ask questions and to wonder, and to listen. It also means seeing art everywhere.
~Quang Ho ~

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
~William Arthur Ward ~

If you want to be a rebel, be kind.
~Pancho Ramos Stierle~

When I am happy, I see the happiness in others. When I am depressed, I notice that people's eyes look sad. When I am weary, I see the world as boring and unattractive.
~Steve Chandler ~


Dear Santa I’ve Been Good: Bloggers Christmas Exchange Gift 2

Weeh! Christmas time is here and I am so excited about it. I love cold mornings, I love gifts and I love Christmas. Yahoooo….

Anyway, for this year blogger PM is again hosting a bloggers exchange gift and I am joining. Hindi ako nakasali last year but this time hindi ko na palalagpasin to.

And here’s my wishlist:

Something small: silver butterfly earrings
Something big: backpack
Something cute: pillow for my baby
Something soft: pillow for me
Something techie: ipod?
Something fancy: anything red
Something red: jacket
Something wearable: wrist watch
Something you need: red wallet
Something you can use for work: planner
Something sweet: chocolates, chocolates, chocolates…kahit hindi pa ako pwede kumain ng madami nyan!
Dear Santa I’ve Been Good and I really, really, really want: to have a laptop or netbook before the year ends. Hehehe……try lang! malay mo may magdonate.

So, what are you waiting for? Hop at PM’s blog to see the mechanics and let’s all have fun.


Trying to get back to regular blogging again!

I must admit that after a very long absence in blogging world, it is very hard to go back to blogging once again. For the past months, my mind was pre-occupied with a lot of work and personal concerns. Although, there were many times that I attempted to write my feelings and concerns, I always ended up hitting the delete button after composing few sentences.

Anyway, I think randomness will save my day.

1. Work still keeps me busy. Everything is always on “RUSH”.
2. Despite having a hard time with this pregnancy, I was able to travel twice to Baguio City as my work required me to do so. But let go those other official travels especially in Ifugao, Mountain Province and Visayas Region for safety reasons. Sana nga lang next year meron ulit ganung opportunity para makapagtravel na ako!
3. I’m on my 7th month already. 2 more months to go and I am going to see how this little baby inside my tummy looks like.
4. My precious KA surprised me for making it on top 2 during the 1st quarter. She really made me a proud mama. Love you so much ate!
5. I’ve got hard time finding a new nanny for KA too. That made me realized na mahirap pala talaga maging working mom. And made wish na sana I can afford to be an stay-at-home-mom nalang. Pero malabong mangyari unless manalo ako sa lotto.

Happy Monday Everyone! I did miss you friends a lot.


October 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

There are four things a child needs: plenty of love, nourishing food, regular sleep, and lots of soap and water.
~Ivy Baker Priest ~

Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Start with what they know; build with what they have. But with the best of leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say, we have done this ourselves.
~Lao Tzu ~

To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.
~Terry Tempest Williams ~

Kindness and compassion toward all living things is the mark of a civilized society.
~Cesar Chavez ~

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
~Alexander Graham Bell ~

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
~Steve Jobs ~

Simplicity of living means meeting life face to face. It means confronting life clearly, without unnecessary distractions. It means being direct and honest in relationships of all kinds. It means taking life as it is.
~Duane Elgin ~

Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.
~Maori Proverb ~

When you talk about seeing what is real, to me, there is an invisible reality behind the visible reality. What I think it's supposed to look like, I have to let go of, in order to see what it is.
~Jane Rosen ~

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
~JK Rowling ~

If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth ... This is the real message of love.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

Don't be a leader -- be a ladder.
~Jayesh Patel ~

Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
~John Jakes ~

There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.
~Barry Lopez ~

In our sheer preoccupation with technology, we do not realize the inherent artistic choices when creating technology ... and the questioning and reflection that the process of creating art implies.
~Tapan Parikh ~

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
~Mary Oliver ~

Every man dies - not every man really lives.
~William Wallace ~

The dream was always running ahead of one. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was a miracle.
~Anais Nin ~

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
~Samuel Beckett ~

The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.
~Leonard Nemoy ~

The secret to a long and healthy life is to be stress-free. Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative, stay smiling and keep running.
~Fauja Singh, 100-yr-old Marathoner ~

Empathy is the greatest thing. There's an expression I love: 'Let people live in your heart.'
~Toshiro Kanamori, 4th grade teacher ~

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
~Lewis Carroll ~

We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.
~Anais Nin ~

But thou, doing kindness, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth.
~Matthew 6:3 ~

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
~Lao Tzu ~

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.
~James Baldwin ~

Not all who wander are lost.
~J. R. R. Tolkien ~

We seek not rest but transformation. We are dancing through each other as doorways.
~Marge Piercy ~

The lines of giving are complicated, you never know how it will come back. But you have to give because you can't let the cord break with you.
~Maria Diarra Keita ~

Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence.
~Robert Green Ingersoll ~


Quick hello and a collection of inspirational quotes for the month of September!

Hey friends! It’s been more than a month since I last visited this blog of mine as well as your blogs. Work keeps me very busy.

Friends, I miss you all. I’ll make some kwento nalang for some happenings next time. For the meantime, I’ll want to share with you my collection of inspirational quotes for the month of September. ( super late na to!)

It is not the road ahead that wears you out -- it is the grain of sand in your
~Arabian proverb ~

We never know which of us will start the
chain reaction. But one of us will.
~ Colin Beavan ~

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
~Saint Augustine~

If we just shook and rattled the old chains, nothing would move. One must add one's own link to the chain. The more original the link, the greater the step forward.
~Frederic Chopin ~

I accept relationship as my primary teacher about myself, other people,
and the mysteries of the universe.
~ Gay Hendricks ~

Be yourself. The world worships the original.
~ Ingrid Bergman ~

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
~Helen Keller ~

Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in
words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.
~ Gloria Naylor ~

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us
what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt ~

If you judge people you
have no time to love them.
~Mother Teresa ~

Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness - both the ones you have received and the ones you have given - you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.
~Dawna Markova ~

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
~Leo Tolstoy~

If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood
~Buzz Aldrin ~

In a painting you create beauty with the addition of each brush stroke. In a company you create it with the addition of each talented, engaged person and with each thoughtful act.
~Bill Witherspoon ~

This is the urgency: Live! and have your blooming in the
noise of the whirlwind.
~Gwendolyn Brooks ~

We build too many walls
and not enough bridges.
~ Isaac Newton ~

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.
~ Denis Waitley ~

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
~Anais Nin ~

Do not suppress it - that would hurt you inside.
Do not express it - this would not only hurt you inside, it would cause ripples
in your surroundings. What you do is transform it.
~ Peace Pilgrim ~

The integrity of beauty is that inner straining towards goodness and
~ John O'Donohue ~

Abundance doesn't follow giving until
giving becomes its own reward.
~ Jan Denise ~

Be kind whenever
possible. It is always possible.
~ Dalai Lama ~

The only competition
worthy of a wise man is with himself.
~Washington Allston ~

The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.
~ Theo Jansen ~

We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support.
Strength needs it far more.
~Anne Sophie Swetchine ~

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

There are two ways
of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
~Edith Wharton~

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
~Henry David Thoreau ~

There comes a time when humanity is called to
shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time
when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now.
~Wangari Maathai ~

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me
and the moral law within me.
~Immanuel Kant ~



My Birthday Prayer and Wishes

Thank you, Lord, for another year of life that you gave to me.
Thank you for the husband who is always there for me through thick and thin.
Thank you for the daughter who never fails to amaze me
and always keep me inspired to move on with my life.
Thank you for another blessing that is now inside my womb
and soon to come out to give more meaning to my life.
Thank you for my family who never fails to show some love and care to me.
Thank you to all my friends (including those online friends)
who never forget me and always understand me.
Thank you for all the people who remembered me today
by sending messages and good wishes via text, facebook,
email and of course greeting me personally.

Thank you, Lord, for all the experiences that you gave me this past year.
Thank you for the success that will always be happy memories for me.
Thank you for the failures that molded me to be stronger
and drove me to come closer to you.
Thank you for all the happiness that gave me time to celebrate.
Thank you for all the sadness that reminded me of my weaknesses
and made me realized that I really need you.

Forgive me, Lord, for all my shortcomings.
Forgive me for all the chances that I failed to take
and for all the opportunities that I missed this year.

As for my birthday wishes for this year, safety and good health for all my loved ones,
A safe pregnancy and a normal and healthy baby to come out next year.
And for the material things, Lord you’ve already know that for the past year
I am so dreaming to have a laptop/netbook and a new digital camera.

Lord, please give me more strength to face all the challenges that lies ahead of me.
Please help me in the days ahead that I may make this year the best year for me yet.
That this year may bring good credits to me,
happiness to all my loved ones and joy to you oh Lord. AMEN.


August 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

Feedback is the breakfast of champions.
~Ken Blanchard ~

Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
~Dalai Lama ~

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects
~Heman Melville ~

Kindness to children, love for children, goodness to children -- these are the only investments that never fail.
~Henry David Thoreau ~

Among the great things which are to be found among us, the Being of Nothingness is the greatest.
~Leonardo Da Vinci ~

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
~ Elbert Hubbard ~

Are you here to produce agents of human change among your children? Are you here to change the mental set of people? So even if you do it with a small number it spreads. After all, Mahatma Gandhi was only one man.
~Sister Cyril Mooney ~

When you let go of trying to get more of what you don't really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have.
~Lynne Twist ~

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless.
~ Pema Chodron ~

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
~Andre Gide ~

A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.
~Andrew Carnegie ~

Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.
~Marcus Aurelius ~

I wish we didn't live in a world where buying and selling things seems to have become almost more important than either producing or using them.
~C. S. Lewis ~

A horse doesn't care how much you know, until he knows how much you care.
~ Pat Parelli ~

It is in giving that we receive.
~ St. Francis of Assisi ~

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.
~Edward Everett Hale ~

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
~Mary Engelbreit ~

The most important thing is insight, that is to be -- curious -- to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does.
~William Faulkner ~

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
~Albert Camus ~

[Learning how to think] means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to, and to choose how you construct meaning from experience.
~ David Foster Wallace ~

The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.
~ Victor Papanek ~

I would define "good" as the daily pursuit of making the world ever so slightly better than you found it.
~Chris Baker ~

Your identity is not equivalent to your biography. There is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there's a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility.
~ John O'Donohue ~

We must not cease from exploration; the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.
~ T. S. Eliot ~

The softest, freest, most pliable and changeful living substance is the brain -- the hardest and most iron-bound as well.
~Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1903 ~

People with high levels of personal mastery cannot afford to choose between reason and intuition, or head and heart, any more than they would choose to walk on one leg or see with one eye.
~ Peter Senge ~

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.
~Noam Chomsky ~

Love is more than a noun -- it is a verb; it is more than a feeling -- it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.
~William Arthur Ward ~

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
~Friedrich Nietzsche ~


New Month, New Hope

Oh, time flies so fast. It’s already September and I can already smell the Christmas in the air.

The past three months were very difficult for me most especially June and July where it was the peak of my “paglilihi”. In August, I started to feel better and slowly get back to normal life.

September makes a more promising month for me because for me it only means that:

 another birthday to look forward to. No grand celebration to happen but the thought of reaching this age makes me more grateful than before.

 another year of blissful marriage

 new nanny for KA

 an office anniversary to celebrate

 cooler mornings

 Christmas feeling that always makes me happy

 Christmas songs to hear

 mall sales to look forward to

 more travel out of town

 and more, more blessings to come

May this September be a great month to all of us! MERRY CHRISTMAS NA! Yehey…. I love it!


A weekend conversation with KA

KA: Mama, hindi ka alis bukas?

ME: Hindi po!

KA: sa sunod na bukas, hindi ka aalis?

ME: hindi din po….

KA: eh sa susunod at sa susunod pang bukas, hindi ka din aalis?

ME: aalis na. papasok na ulit sa office si mama.

KA: ayyyy…mama, kapag nanalo po ba tayo sa lotto, hindi ka na aalis?

ME: syempre naman, hindi na.

KA: ikaw na mag alaga sa akin mama? Tapos maghatid sa school? Tapos laro tayo?

ME: of course, anak. At papasyal pa tayo lagi.

KA: yehey…..mama, malapit na tayo manalo sa lotto!

ME: uhmmmm….kelan?

KA: paglabas ng baby sa tiyan mo mama.

Hehehe. Sana magdilang anghel na nga si KA!


July 2011: inspirational quotes!

Forgive us our trespasses, little creatures everywhere.
~ James Stephens ~

Being your own story means you can always choose the tone.
It also means that you can invent the language to say who you are and what you mean.
~ Toni Morrison ~

Wisdom is a love affair with questions.
Knowledge is a love affair with answers.
~ Julio Olalla ~

No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied - it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.
~ Ansel Adams ~

Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
~Jonathan Swift ~

A person becomes wise when they can see what needs to be done and do it successfully without being told what to do.
~Inuit Elder ~

Walk around feeling like a leaf. Know you could tumble any second.
Then decide what to do with your time.
~ Naomi Shihab Nye ~

Service doesn't start when you have something to give -- it blossoms naturally when you have nothing left to take.
~Nipun Mehta ~

If you're really mind-full, and if you underline that aspect of fullness, wholeness, or wholeheartedness, it reveals the gift character of everything.
~Brother David Steindl-Rast ~

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
~ Seneca ~

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.
~Theodore Roethke ~

It is the marriage of the soul with nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
~Henry David Thoreau ~

We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.
~Adlai E. Stevenson ~

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.
~ Ben Okri ~

The more you give, the more you live, and it's never too early to start.
~ Blake Mycoskie ~

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~Albert Einstein ~

The most important lessons in life can never be expressed in black and white, but must be experienced. Experience is the greatest teacher.
~ Benny Lewis ~

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
~David Starr Jordan ~

What you are is what you have been. What you'll be is what you do now.
~ Buddha ~

Gandhi used the spinning wheel as both physical embodiment and symbol for radical change. Today, the foundation for social justice is healthy food -- our "spinning wheel" for the 21st century.
~ Francisco Ramos Stierle ~

What we need even more than foresight or hindsight is insight.
~Unknown ~

Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you're still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.
~ Frederick Terral ~

We have the power to challenge and redefine beauty every day through our words and actions.
~Ben Barry ~

Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large.
~Daniel Goleman ~

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
~St. Augustine ~

Time = Life. Therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master your time and master your life.
~Alan Lakein ~

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice.
~ Mary Oliver ~

Indecision may or may not be my problem.
~Jimmy Buffett ~

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
~ Oprah Winfrey ~

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
~ Desiderius Erasmus ~

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
~ Amy Lowell ~

Just thinking about trying to bet on online sports

For these past few days, I was thinking of ways on how I am going to have enough money to support my family needs. I am so desperate to be a full time mom or just a stay-at-home-mom so I can supervise my daughter as she is growing so fast. Just letting her nanny take care of all her needs gave me a lot of frustration in life. Everything seems to be below my standards.

There were times that I became so hopeless. And that were also the time that gambling came into my mind. Hoping that through gambling I may find my luck and have enough money to provide all the things that we need for our living. I tried betting on lottery but luck is not yet in me. Now I am thinking of trying on an online sports betting. I know that placing a bet on sports is also risky because betting world is full of uncertainties plus the fact that I am not a sport minded person. But who knows, it may be my time to shine now and luck might be on my side now.

And I know that nowadays, there are a lot of games to choice from for an online betting like the football, basketball, baseball and other popular sports. Aside from that, there are also an online gambling guide with all those useful money tips and suggestions to help me learn the basics of gambling.

Now, what can you suggest guys? Will I try my luck on football or basketball online sports betting or not?


Me on a rainy Tuesday morning!

• It’s so cold and staying in my bed is one of my wish for the day. But that’s impossible because I badly needed to report to work today. Somebody needs to get the money from me at 9am for their official travel.

• I am hungry! But I still don’t know what I want to eat for breakfast.

• I am somehow guilty. Because if it concerns my daughter I really can’t control myself. No matter how sensitive you are, I really need to speak out to correct what is wrong.

A rainy Tuesday morning everyone. Be safe guys…


June 2011: inspirational quotes!

The important thing is this:
To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
~Charles DuBois ~

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe~

When you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
~ J. Krishnamurti ~

When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.
~David Orr ~

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
~Albert Einstein ~

Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form.
~ Stephen Nachmanovitch ~

Take moments to enjoy the beauty around you. And always stop and lend a helping hand. It's more important to arrive in good spirits than to arrive on time.
~Guri Mehta ~

Life has beauty and a joy that transcends all the darkness that surrounds us, that something ineffable lives beyond the ordinary affairs of the day, and that without this mystery our lives would not be worth living.
~Kent Nerbern ~

I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.
~Maya Angelou ~

Labels are for cans, not people.
~Anthony Rapp ~

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
~Isaac Newton ~

Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's courage.
~Anais Nin ~

In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.
~Marianne Williamson ~

Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy -- they're given after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you're not careful, and if you do, it'll probably be to the detriment of your choices.
~Jeff Bezos ~

When you enter the moment with heightened awareness, what you need to do becomes obvious. You discover that you already have the answers.
~Patricia Ryan Madson ~

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
~Mother Teresa ~

Each of you is perfect the way you are ... and you can use a little improvement.
~Shunryu Suzuki ~

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
~Les Brown ~

Reading takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
~Hazel Rochman ~

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
~Thornton Wilder ~

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.
~H. E. Luccock ~

It's not good enough for us to complain about what other people aren't doing for us. It's important that we all band together, think of an idea and pursue it.
~Derreck Kayongo ~

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
~ Lao Tzu ~

A universal characteristic of genius is humility.
~David Hawkins ~

All models are false but some are useful.
~George E. P. Box ~

The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand.
~ Robert Valett ~

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
~Pearl Buck ~

Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
~ Rumi ~

Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.
~ Marshall McLuhan~

A work of art is a gift, not a commodity. Where there is no gift, there is no art.
~Lewis Hyde ~


in bullet!

 Hey, guys its Friday once again. And I am so looking forward for the weekend. Nothing unusually to happen but I just want to stay home and sleep all day long.

 I’m still not over with my “paglilihi” yet and I’m getting tired of this feeling.

 I loss few pounds already because I really can’t eat or even drink enough water.

 KA is excited to see her little brother/sister na. Di ko lang alam kung gaano sya magseselos kapag nakita na talaga nyang lumabas.

 KA also takes care of me when I said I am not feeling well. Sometimes she just gave me water to drink even without asking her to do so, para lang daw hindi na ako mahilo. Kakatouch!

About KA’s schooling, so far, lagi pa naman syang excited to go to school and always willing to do her homework every night before we go to bed.

 With regards to my parents, as per my brother’s update eh okey naman daw sila. Unti-unti ng nakakabawi ng lakas. And I thanks God for that!

 On the other side, July 4, marked the day that I was able to go inside (for the first time) the Malacanang Palace, Manila, in Rizal Hall in particular.

 That was also the day that one of the breakaway group signed the MOA on closure agreement with the government, and I am so proud to be part of the group that work for its success.

 On the same day, I was able to see Korina Sanchez together with Mar Roxas personally because they were also in Malacanang but on a separate event.

That’s enough guys. Have a happy weekend everyone!


May 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

Our lives disconnect and reconnect, we move on, and later we may again touch one another.
~Salman Rushdie ~

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship,
and he who plants kindness gathers love.
~ Saint Basil ~

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
~ Juvenal ~

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
~Robert Byrne ~

In the silence of listening, you can know yourself in everyone,
the unseen singing softly to itself and to you.
~Rachel Naomi Remen ~

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always, and never, the same.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

If you can change your mind, you can change your life.
~William James ~

Follow effective action with quiet reflection.
From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
~ Peter Drucker ~

Thought is an amazing thing: it can be a mirror, a lens, a bridge, a wall, a window, a ladder or a house. There is nothing in the world that has the cutting edge of a new thought.
~John O'Donohue ~

Every word has three definitions and three interpretations.
~Costa Rican Proverb ~

Everyone is the age of their heart.
~ Guatemalan Proverb ~

Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself.
It is precisely that simple and also that difficult.
~Warren Bennis ~

Money is not my master. I'm out here for a purpose: to help someone.
~Curtis Jackson, Homeless in Chicago ~

Faith is a withholding of conclusion, so that you allow what is to arise.
~Adyashanti ~

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
~Margaret Lee Runbeck ~

There's an analog for this in life, where disparate events, spread across years, come together to reveal the path forward. It goes by a nicer name, though: serendipity.
~Robert Lang ~

Everything in life is speaking in spite of its apparent silence.
~Hazrat Inayat Khan ~

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
~Miguel de Cervantes ~

Much of what we do is like planting trees under which we may never sit, but plant we must.
~ Brother James Kimpton ~

Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous.
~Confucius ~

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
~Thomas Jefferson ~

When you do things from your soul you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
~Rumi ~

If someone gives you negative energy, you give back positive, affirmative energy -- such as forgiveness. [...] This is the giving within for-give-ness.
~Michael Bernard Beckwith ~

There is no delight in owning anything unshared.
~Seneca ~

If you want to change the world, change the metaphor.
~Joseph Campbell ~

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
~Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
~Author Unknown ~

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
~Albert Einstein ~

Slow travel isn't only about the mode of transportation -- it's also about the way you travel. You settle in. You have to go to the grocery store. You get to know the people who run the cafe. It makes for a completely different trip.
~Pauline Kennedy ~

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
~George Washington Carver ~

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
~Mark Twain ~


True Confession

I got hard time putting up a new post after a very long vacation since my last post. There were times that I attempted to blog but I end up hitting the delete button. At first the very busy schedule was my main reason for not blogging. But lately, I realized that I really missed the blogosphere and that I still have enough time to blog kung gugustuhin ko nga lang.

And today as I am trying to start blogging again, I’d like to confess to you two major reasons for my absence here for such a long time.

One is that, I was deeply hurt from what happened to my parent. Both my father and my mother suffered from a stroke. It’s very painful kasi wala man lang akong magawa for them maliban sa mahirap na din silang pagsabihan o pagbawalan sa mga bagay na dapat na nilang tigilan. Though, alam naman nila that I love them both and I care for them kahit pa magkahiwalay sila.

Second, I am having difficulty with my second pregnancy. Parang ang hirap-hirao compared when I got pregnant with KA. I just hope that this baby will be as healthy as KA and of course I wish na sana eh boy na ito.

So that’s it for the meantime. A blessed Tuesday everyone and belated Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there.


April 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
~Walt Whitman~

Love is the energizing elixir of the universe, the cause and effect of all harmonies.

Space is to place as eternity is to time.
~Joseph Joubert~

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
~Camille Pissarro ~

I'm a vegan -- you're not. But if your chicken's burning, I'll flip it on the grill.
~ Chris Bornstein ~

Beauty is being in harmony with what you are.
~ Peter Nivio Zarlenga ~

In a world where everybody is out for himself, the winning strategy is to be forgiving.
~ Martin Nowak ~

Those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
~ Tony Robbins ~

Bliss does not come from outside. It comes from inside, from serving the people.
~Anna Hazare ~

Pain is never permanent.
~Teresa of Avila ~

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
~Author Unknown ~

Great art picks up where nature ends.
~Marc Chagall ~

Refuse, refuse, refuse.
Then reduce, reuse, and recycle (and only in that order).
~ Bea Johnson ~

Social networks are not new.
The difference is we have the ability to bridge to each other in ways we never did before.
~Trabian Shorters ~

Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth:
the only way to help yourself is to help others.
~Elbert Hubbard ~

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
~The Buddha ~

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.
~W. C. Fields ~

Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators.
They must learn to think and act for themselves -- and be free.
~Cesar Chavez ~

Where there is no gift, there is no art.
~ Lewis Hyde ~

Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
~Schultz ~

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
~ Jean Houston ~

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
~Buddha ~

Just like the many colours of roses, we may be of different nationalities, ethnicities, religions or race. But no matter what colour a rose may be, it is still a rose, and likewise we are all human beings first.
~ Sushil Koirala ~

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
~Robert Anderson ~

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
~ Swedish Proverb ~

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
~Erica Jong ~

That's why I'm helping you, because we're brothers.
~David Ross ~

I have the view... that the human being was not made for pleasure, was not made to gratify the ego, was not made to make money, was not made to have babies: it was made to serve something bigger than oneself. We are built to serve.
~ Jacob Needleman ~

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.
~Jacques Yves Cousteau ~

What I would really like to do is to be able to change the lives of a group of people, with the same materials they deal with everyday.
~ Vik Muniz ~


March 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

The great men of science are supreme artists.
~Martin H. Fischer ~

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
~Sally Koch ~

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands
but seeing with new eyes.
~Marcel Proust ~

For a community to be whole and healthy,
it must be based on people's love and concern for each other.
~Millard Fuller ~

Happiness is that state of consciousness
which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
~Ayn Rand~

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
~Chinese Proverb~

When you don't know what to do, get still.
The answer will come.
~Oprah Winfrey ~

I have begun to think of life as a series of ripples widening
out from an original center.
~Seamus Heaney~

Limitations live only in our minds.
But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
~Jamie Paolinetti~

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.
And never hope more than you work.
~Rita Mae Brown~

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age.
As long as you're learning you're not old.
~Rosalyn S. Yalow~

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
~Vincent Van Gogh~

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
~Pearl Buck~

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
~Marianne Williamson~

There's a hero in everybody.
~Dark Guardian~

We always talk about working together...
perhaps crisis can give birth to new evolution.
~Yuka Saionji ~

Never before in history has innovation offered promise
of so much to so many in so short a time.
~Bill Gates ~

Follow effective action with quiet reflection.
From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
~James Levin~

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.
~Muriel Rukeyser~

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
~Helen Keller~

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
~E. Joseph Cossman~

Goods are called good because they can be used for good.
~Clement of Alexandria~

Compassion is a piece of vocabulary that could change us if we truly let it sink into the standards by which we hold ourselves and others.
~Krista Tippett~

When tillage begins, other arts follow.
The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
~Daniel Webster~

I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish.
~Mother Teresa ~

Accept everything about yourself--I mean everything,
You are you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.
~Clark Moustakas ~

Live simply that others might simply live.
~Elizabeth Ann Seton~

A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
~Tenneva Jordan ~

Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, ...
he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
~Robert F. Kennedy~

The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference.
He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
In every moment, we can find and live our purpose.
~Tiffany Mackey~


a strawberry farm visit

It was one sunny day of April when one of my dreams came true. That’s to see and visit the strawberry farm in La Trinidad, Benguet. Though we did not pick strawberries because we did not had enough time to do it, seeing strawberry plants as well as lettuce was enough. Happiness filled my heart.

Come, please join me and take a look at Strawberry farm.

Now, who wants strawberries? Uhmmm…yummy!


Our Baguio Trip

It was during college days when I first visited Baguio City. Now, after more than a decade I was so glad that I was able to go back in Baguio City.

We stayed there for three nights and four days, yon nga lang hindi rin kami gaanong nakapag ikot because we were busy doing some works. And during night time when we were already free to roam around eh medyo pagod na at nagkakatamaran ng lumabas lalo na ako na hindi naman sanay sa mga gimmick and night out.

Our event was held at Villa La Maja Hotel. Medyo malayo sya center but the place is so quiet and the manager and the staff were very accommodating.

the hotel

view at the opposite side

going inside the hotel

at the garden area

Lucky enough that they have a big conference room to accommodate our guests. We were expecting only 85 – 90 persons but then bigla silang dumami at umabot ng mahigit 100 persons.

And while it is very hot here in Manila, we were also very lucky to experience and enjoy the very cold weather there in Baguio City. Uhmmm… look at the fog. I love it!


A Manaog Trip before Holy Week!

Before i take a vacation, let me share to you the pictures from our Manaog trip.

It was not a planned trip. But it was indeed a good decision and a very nice experience to go inside and see the Manaog Shrine before Holy week.

A blessed Holy Wednesday everyone!


What’s up! I’m back!

Hey guys, kumusta na kayo? I miss you all. It’s been more than a month since I last visited this blog as well as your blog. My work schedule was very hectic. Everything seems to be urgent. My 8 hours official time is not enough to finish things that I need to be done for the day. So there were times that I need to render overtime even on a Saturday and even without pay just to catch up things that really need to be done. And aside from that, there are negative energies and inconsiderate people that surround me which put my patience always on test. Yon ang mas nakakasama ng loob! Anyway, I’m back and I got a lot of stories and pictures to share with you guys. For more than a month a lot of things happened. Some made me happy, some made me sad & worry, and of course, some made me angry. And just to give you a little idea on what happened, ito munang tatlo:

I already enrolled my daughter in a nursery school for June. Meron na akong studyante and I’m so excited na for her.

I went to Baguio City and Kalibo, Aklan for official business. I got lots of pictures there. Share ko sainyo later but of course hindi pwede yong may kinalaman sa work na mga pictures ha for security reason. Mga rebelde kasi kasama namin eh.

My husband got an accident last month in the province. Buti nalang hindi gaanong matindi ang pinsala nya. Aside from the hospitalization and medicine, I paid damages for the vehicle he used which is owned by his own brother. Ang nakakasama nga lang ng loob kasi kinagabihan lang matapos ang accident, my sister-in-law texted me and wanted to collect payment immediately. Eh ni hindi ko pa alam ang totoong kalagayan ng asawa ko kasi nandito naman ako sa Manila.

That’s it for now guys. Hanggang sa muli. Happy weekend!


February 2011: inspirational quotes!

To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.
~George Kneller~

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
~Randy Pausch (The Last Lecture) ~

Looking closer can make something beautiful.
~Cynthia Lord ~

Love is the harmony of two souls singing together.
~Gregory J. P. Godek ~

The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.
~Herbert Spencer~

The greatest pleasure in life, is doing the things people say we cannot do.
~Walter Bagehot ~

What I call the depth of generosity is when people are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves.
~Oscar Wilde ~

'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.
~William Shakespeare~

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
~Henry Miller ~

At such moments, you realize that you and the other are, in fact, one.
It's a big realization. Survival is the second law of life.
The first is that we are all one.
~Joesph Campell ~

Some people think that meditation takes time away from physical accomplishment. Taken to extremes, of course, that's true. Most people, however, find that meditation creates more time than it takes.
~Peter McWilliams~

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
~Thomas Merton ~

Babies are such a nice way to start people.
~Don Herrold ~

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.
~Gandhi ~

To build toilets is easy, but to shift people's mind and hearts is the real work.
Software is more important than hardware.
~Ishwar Patel ~

Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness.
~Mark Twain ~

In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
~William Ames ~

Get a bicycle. You will not regret it.
~Mark Twain ~

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
~John E. Southard ~

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
~Emma Golmam~

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
~Gail Devers~

All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point.
~Robert Collier~

Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.
~Scott Caan~

To touch can be to give life.

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
~Phyllis Theroux~

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
~Claude Monet~

Silence is a fence around wisdom.
~German Proverb~


Happy Valentines Day!

Love is a symbol of eternity.
It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all
memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. ~Author Unknown~

It’s Monday and today is Valentine Day! Before I start doing anything, please allow me to greet you all a Happy Valentine’s Day. I might not able to visit you all guys, for my day seems to be as busy as always, but I’d like you to know that you are all remembered this heart day. Love you friends!


quick note & a collection of inspirational quotes for January 2011

Hey friends, I know I was absent here again for so long. I haven’t visited your blog as well and I felt sorry about that. Things here just got even busier every day. The new assignments that we got made us all busy as a bee plus the fact that the number of staff in our new department was now reduced into only 5 staff including the driver. It’s a little bit tiring but I know there is always good thing waiting ahead for all of us. And of course, I am also hopeful for a more travel this year. I’d love to explore more the Cordillera Region and the Visayas Region where we were assigned. So, goodluck to that!

Anyway, it’s a little bit late but I want to share to you once again my collection of inspirational quotes for the month of January:

Never think twice about doing something nice for someone.
~One Lucky Lady, from A Circle of Kindness Started by a 10 Year Old Girl~

Good friends are good for your health.
~Irwin Sarason~

Every kid needs a mentor.
Everybody needs a mentor.
~Donovan Bailey~

Good things happen when you meet strangers.
~Yo-Yo Ma~

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned--the biggest word of all--look.
~Robert Fulgham~

Leap, and the net will appear.
~Julie Cameron~

To call someone a hero means - I'd decide what to do by asking what they'd do in the same situation. That's a stricter standard than admiration.
~Paul Graham~

What we observe is not nature itself, but
nature exposed to our method of questioning
~Werner Heisenberg~

Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes
of the soul.

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it
does enlarge the future.
~Paul Boese~

Creativity can solve almost any problem.
The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes
~George Lois~

Any man that walks the mead in bud, or blade, or bloom, may find a meaning suited to his mind.
~Alfred Tennyson~

Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe.
But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes –
goodwill among men and peace on earth.
~Albert Einstein~

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. ~Marc Chagall~

You don't owe me nothing. Nothing at all. And if you think you
do, I'd give you the same advice. Pass it down the line.
~Bernard Hare~

You know you have reached perfection of design not when you have nothing
more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery~

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.
~Tenzin Gyatso~

In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength.
~Martha Graham~

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery~

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
~Carl Jung~

The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.
~Francesco Guicciardini~

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
~Albert Einstein~

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.
~Alex Noble~

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, place to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
~John Muir~

The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
~Lin Yutang~

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
~Lucy Larcom~

Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food.
~Anna Fellows Johnston~

A society is defined not only by what
it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy.
~John Sawhill~

I don't believe that children are born with empathy. It is something they learn by
seeing it modeled by others.
~Jacqui Rivait~

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
~Mother Teresa~

But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.
~Alan Watts~
I miss you all guys! Have a happy weekend! *mwuah*


side trip at Magat Dam

Before going back to Manila, we decided to see the Magat Dam. Anyway, it is just a few minutes ride from where we stayed.

It was a lovely morning and a beautiful place greeted us. I’ll let the pictures below tell you what a wonderful experience I got there:

Oh, isn’t it beautiful? My first Ifugao trip indeed gave me a very memorable experience.


hello Ifugao

Yay, for the first time I saw how Ifugao looks like.

At first, I was afraid because it was my first time to face those people we are dealing with in Cordillera region. It was actually a new assignment assigned to my boss. And I am tasked to assist him on his new assignments.

But my fear did not last long. Along the way, as I saw and enjoyed beautiful scenes, my fear begins to disappear. It is indeed a beautiful place. Take a look at these photos:

It was very refreshing. It was also very cold there. Centralized ang air condition biro ko pa nga.

Then, the people there are very kind. Totally opposite kaysa sa inaasahan ko. They are sincere people at madali naman ding kausap.

Hopefully next time eh ibang place naman sa Cordillera ang mapuntahan ko.

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