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.


short update and some wishes!

I just came back from my three days official travel from Ifugao. And I so love the place. I’ll finish first my report and will sort my photos then I will share them with you.

For the meantime, allow me to join in Kayni’s birthday blog party. I am not that kind of party person but I love joining virtual parties. Hehehe. And as Kayni turns a year wiser this month, she is very generous to be giving away gifts. I love to have that rabbit omamori and that Hawaiian planner. Wish me luck!

So here’s my take:

For my birthday wishes for this year, though my birthday is still 8 months away, are: good health for the whole family, peace of mind, travel to different places and hopefully a laptop computer.

For my birthday wishes for Kayni are: good health, happy lovelife, more travels and hopefully at least one of her grand wishes in life will come true this year. Ano kaya yon? Care to share kayni? Kapag nagkatotoo na lang siguro. Hehehe.

And from the bottom of my heart and from my family, Kayni, we wish you a Happy-happy Birthday!


the message!

I sometimes got irritated if my inbox got crowded with all those forwarded emails. But today, as my schedule permitted me to do some email cleaning, I got curious and got the courage to open and read this particular forwarded email.

This is indeed a beautiful message.

Just click this link to read it and be reminded that we are indeed so blessed.

Happy Tuesday everyone!


December 2010: inspirational quotes!

Meditation is the art of being aware and conscious in our day to day living.
Any action done with awareness is meditation.
A meditative person is fully conscious in one action.
~Anonymous ~

Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
~Henry Ford~

There are people who have money and people who are rich.
~Coco Chanel ~

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
~Henri Frederic Amiel~

We are not to throw away those things that can benefit our neighbor. Goods are called good because they can be used for good: they are instruments for good, in the hands of those who use them properly.
~Clement of Alexandria~

They who give have all things;
they who withhold have nothing.
~Hindu Proverb~

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
~Theodore Roosevelt~

When we lose one blessing, another is
often, most unexpectedly, given in its place.
~C.S. Lewis~

When we have arrived at the question, the answer is already near.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
~Dalai Lama~

...it would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions.
~Malcolm Gladwell~

Trust is kind of this economic lubricant. When trust is high, morale is high. ... Higher trust environments produce individuals who are happier.
~Paul Zak~

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
~Henry David Thoreau~

You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face, and show the world all the
love in your heart... You're gonna find, yes you will, that you're beautiful as you feel.
~Carole King~

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
~Dalai Lama~

A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops.
~Henry Ford~

I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
~Max Lerner~

There are no strangers here;
Only friends you haven't yet met.
~William Butler Yeats~

If you have much, give of your wealth;
If you have little, give of your heart.
~Kahlil Gibran~

What we think determines what happens to us, so if
we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
~Wayne Dyer~

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
~Buckminster Fuller~

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
~Albert Einstein~

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be
~William Morris ~

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
~Robert A. Heinlein~

I find out what the world needs.
Then, I go ahead and invent it.
~Thomas A. Edison~

It's not enough to have lived.
We should be determined to live for something.
May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.
~Leo Buscaglia~

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
~Martin Buber~

We will open the book.
Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce ~




Revisiting 2010 and a hopeful start for 2011

Before I finally close my 2010 chapter, please allow me to look back once again.

First, I’ll evaluate my 2010 new year’s resolutions, wishes and wants and tell you what happened.

Go on diet and discipline myself to have a daily exercise – Sorry but I failed to do this. Eating and sleeping became my outlet whenever things went wrong rather than ranting and ranting which will just make the situation worst.

Spend more quality time with the family –whenever times permit me to do so, I always stay with my family and spent quality time with them especially with my daughter. We got lots of bonding time last year.

Visit my parents & siblings as well as my in-laws in the province as often as possible – Ohh…ohh…I haven’t travelled this year. I miss them so much but my schedule doesn’t permit me to visit them. Sorry folks, may this 2011 be a little bit friendlier for us than last year.

Read more books – oh yeah! Of course, I was able to accomplish this one. I’ve done reading 6 books by Sidney Sheldon, 3 books by Mitch Albom, 2 books by Nicholas Sparks and 5 ebooks by Ruth Ann Nordin.

Save up for the future and for KA’s schooling needs – Sorry but with all the financial trouble that I went through, saving up for her schooling needs became impossible for me. I am just lucky to have enough money to cover all our expenses. But hopefully this year, everything will be much better.

Blog more often –Though I did not update my blog as often as I want, I think it is still reasonable to say that I was able to maintain my blog last year.

Save more to buy car and start a business –No saving for that car that hubby and I wanted. But towards the end of the year, my sister and I were able to start the business that we planned to do.

Buy a laptop –ooh…oohh again. No laptop for me yet.

Enroll for a refresher course or to driving class – My time and my financial conditions does not permit me to enroll for a refresher course last year. And as to that driving class, I am no longer interested. After I witnessed the accident and saw the driver died on the spot, I decided not to pursue to enroll in any driving class.

Reconnect with friends and former classmates – sad to say, I did not exert an extra effort to reconnect with them. I only contacted my former teachers and exchange some updates with them.

Next, let me share to you 5 things that hurt me and made me worried a lot but at the same time made me keep quiet just to make things easier for everyone:

♠ The transition period at work.
♠ The controversies faced by our office.
♠ The financial crisis that we went through.
♠ The dengue that hits KA.
♠ The accusation of some military men to my brother as an NPA informant.

Then, of course, if there were lots of not so good things happened, there were also good things that I should be thankful for 2010 and here are few of them:

♠ I am thankful for my good health.
♠ I am thankful for the full support that my husband gave.
♠ I am thankful for my daughter that never fails to cheer me up.
♠ I am thankful for the understanding and love that my family showed.
♠ I am thankful for lots of friends including those online friends who were there to support me morally, spiritually and sometimes financially.
♠ I am thankful for I still have my job and my boss picked me again to be his support staff.
♠ I am thankful for all the gifts that I received this year.
♠ I am thankful for all the books that I had read and for those waiting in my shelves to be read.
♠ I am thankful for all the strength and for surviving lots of challenges that I encountered.
♠ Above all, I am thankful for God that did not abandon me and never gets tired of me even if sometimes I forgot to talk to Him.

Finally, as much as I love writing my resolution, for this year, I don’t want to make a list of the things that I want to happen or accomplish. I just live my life a day at a time. And will enjoy everything that comes along my way, face all the challenges that I will encounter and above all trust God with all my heart for I know He always has a good reason for everything.

I believe and I know it in my heart that 2011 will be going to be a better year for all of us. So friends, I wish you all the best for this year. Let us always keep the positivity in ourselves alive! A prosperous 2011 to all!



May this New Year brings you lots of blessings
Fill your life with happiness
And bring you prosperity all throughout the year.
Wishing you guys a HAPPY-HAPPY NEW YEAR! *cheers*

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