A Quick Hello & a Short Update

Hello everyone. I’m back and will definitely disappear again. Hahaha. Oh well, that’s my life now. Now you see, now you don’t. I already accepted it. No matter how I tried I always end up setting aside doing online work and visiting my blog or facebook account and said “later nalang yan”.  And that” later” never comes because a lot of things need to be prioritized. 

Workload is so drowning but still I am trying to manage things.  My current workload is for 3 persons. At first, I said it’s too much especially without an additional compensation. But since I need to work and I also love my work then later on I accepted the fact that this phase will soon pass. *wink* sana!
Kids keep me busy too. But I have no regrets having them. They are my source of inspirations and strength. And I love them so much.

And despite having a very busy schedule, I am still planning to go back to school. I am praying that with God’s grace I may able to achieve what I want. So please join  me in saying a little prayer for this intention. 

God Bless Us All!


Rants…worries…and everything!

҉   I don’t know what to do. If only I can be in two places at the same time.

҉   I am so worried with a lot of things.

҉   It’s already my 2nd night at the hospital. My husband was confined and I need to be with him and take care of him.

҉   My youngest daughter has fever too. But she’s at home only with the yaya and my sister.

҉   The hospital bill is getting bigger everyday and I don’t know how I am going to pay for it.

҉   I definitely can’t report to tomorrow because I can’t leave my husband alone here at the hospital.

҉   Another drowning week is waiting for me at the office. For another day of absence, pending works at my table will surely continue to accumulate. 

҉   Lastly, my colleague’s salary is in my vault. He badly needed it but nobody knows my vault combination code and I am not willing to give it to anyone.

Oh well, that’s life. Tomorrow is another day. And may God give me enough strength to face everything.


flood in our place

 hey friends, how are you? i hope that everyone is safe.

anyway, here are some of the pictures taken last Tuesday in our place.




Hey, everyone. It’s been so long since my last update. Life is so complicated here. As always, work keeps on drowning me. The backlogs for the two months that I was away from the office are not yet over. And yet another set of new works need some immediately action as well. Plus a lot of negativity that surrounds me at the office. It’s so energy draining. 

Anyway, life is always like that. And I know I need to move on and start blogging again. I miss browsing the net as well as reading your updates. It’s like I was lost here for almost a decade. I really don’t have any idea what’s happening here.

I got a lot of stories and pictures to share but I just don’t have enough time to sort it out and upload. Hopefully, I’m going to manage my time properly and spend some time to share them with you especially the pictures during our Dingalan, Aurora escapade.

That’s it for now! I’ll try to bloghop soon. See yah!


Notes in bullet!

*Hi guys, I’m so sorry if I can’t comment on your posts. Nag e error, hindi kasi macapture yong image needed to post a comment eh. I’m not a techie person kaya hindi ko alam e solve mag isa ang internet problem ko. Bawi nalang ako next time.

*Summer time is here. It’s so hooooooot…ang sarap magbabad sa pool. The husband wanted to buy an air conditioner unit but I always said no. I am willing and able to buy AC unit but I can’t afford to pay the monthly electric bill. Gosh, wala pa ngang AC umaaray na ako sa taas ng bill.

*Taking good care of the kids need patience to the nth power. Kalorke, lalo na kapag may tantrums.


On being a stay-at-home-mom for while

I must admit that as a working mother, there were times that I dreamt of being a stay-at-home-mom so I can personally take good care of my kids. And because I am blessed to have and enjoy my two months maternity leave, that dream of being a stay-at-home mom is somehow granted even if it is just a temporary and in just a short period of time. But now, after staying at home for a month, I realized that being a stay-at-home-mom is indeed not easy.

While I love being with my kids, there were times that I feel so useless. My body and mind need some works to do not only those household choirs or just taking care of my kids but those office works I used to do every day. I already miss reporting to work as well as the people I used to work with. There were also times when I already felt so bored in life especially when both my daughters are sleeping. I am just so glad that I have my netbook with me as well as books to read that help me keep my sanity intact.

Maybe it is not yet the right time and I am not ready yet to be a full time mom. Or maybe this kind of feeling is just the post effect of giving birth. But the only thing that I am sure with myself right now is that I am happy with my kids and I am feeling so blessed to have them. Maybe the right time for me to be a stay-at-home-mom is yet to come when everything else is in place especially if those financial concerns are no longer a big problem to deal with.


On my reading list!

Since one of my goals for this year is to read at least 1 book a month, here are the books I scheduled to read for the first 5 months:

1. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks - DONE!

2. The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho - DONE!

3. Swapping Lives by Jane Green - Currently reading!

4. the five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom

5. the devil wears prada



It’s Valentine’s Day once again. Flowers are in the highest price. Chocolates are so in demand. And love is in the air.

It’s time to celebrate with your loveones. And no matter how you celebrate it with the one you love, I just wish you all to have fun and enjoy.




It was on January 23, 2012, Monday, Chinese New Year, at exactly 11:50 am, a healthy 6.6 lbs little baby girl named KC was born.

The contractions started at 5:30 in the morning with 4 minutes interval. I was admitted at the lying-in clinic at exactly 8:00 am at 5 cm, suffered the labor without anaesthesia (that’s my choice kasi ayaw ko pa matulog) for 2 hours, until my ob-gyne checked that I was already 8 cm. Brought to the delivery room at exactly 10:00 am and finally gave birth at 11:50 am.

Guys, thank you so much for your prayers and let’s all welcome baby KC here.


short update!

I’m on my 38 weeks now. But I am still reporting to work for 2 reasons: (1) because I want to maximize my maternity leave taking care of my baby and (2) going to the clinic where I am going to give birth is nearer and much easier for me coming from the office rather than traveling from home to Quezon City.

Last weekend, my first IE showed that it’s already 1-2 cm. So, the big day is might just a few days or maybe few hours from now.

Guys, your prayers for my safe delivery is very much appreciated. Love you all!


December 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

In the final analysis, there is no other solution to a man's problems but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterance, and the day's good deed.
~Claire Booth Luce ~

Each of us can work to change a small portion of events. And it's in the total of all those acts that the history of this generation will be written.
~Jacqueline Novogratz ~

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.
~Alan Alda ~

There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
~Minnie Aumonier ~

Love all, serve all, feed all.
~Neem Karoli Baba ~

Intelligence and capability are not enough.There must be the joy of doing something beautiful.
~Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy (Dr. V) ~

Love ... It surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
~Kahlil Gibran ~

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~

A poem should not mean. But be.
~Archibald MacLeish ~

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
~ Emma Goldman ~

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas -- a place where history comes to life.
~ Norman Cousins ~

We abuse the land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
~Aldo Leopold ~

In order to learn the art of dying , one must know completely -- the art of living.
~ S. N. Goenka ~

Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me ... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
~Shel Silverstein ~

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
~Jawaharlal Nehru ~

Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man.
~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar ~

Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.
~Barry Lopez ~

The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.
~Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

The Beauty of the Mountain is hidden for all those who try to discover it from the top, supposing that, one way or an other, one can reach this place directly. The Beauty of the Mountain reveals only to those who climbed it.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
~Buddha ~

The true musician is to bring light into people's hearts.
~Bobby McFerrin ~

Give like a small sun: touch the world with shafts of your light, bring smiles into bloom like flowers.
~ DailyGood Editors ~

Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.
~Oscar Wilde ~

Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.
~Kirpal Singh ~

Love is the way messengers from the mystery tell us things.
~Nisargadatta Maharaj ~

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
~Mahatma Gandhi ~

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
~Mortimer Adler ~

If there is to be an ecologically sound society, it will have to come the grass roots up, not from the top down.
~Paul Hawken ~

Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
~Anne McCaffrey ~

Each resolve to live more kindly loosens restrictive knots of self-interest. Life then flows more freely on its true course. The way an unfettered river runs swift to the ocean.
~Daily Good Editors ~


My 2012 New Year's Resolution

As I am more positive to face this year, I would like to set my 2012 New Year’s Resolution as it will give me something to look forward to and will also guide me to be more productive. Though, i know that I am good in breaking up all those promises/resolutions, I am still hopeful that I am able to achieve what I am going to set for this year.

So, without further ado let me share to you 12 of my targets/resolutions for 2012 in random order:

*observe proper diet

*read at least one (1) book a month

*blog at least once a week

*buy new digital camera

*buy external hard disk

*always give quality time for myself

*save more money for my kids future

*go to manila ocean park with my family

*be more organize and manage time properly

*be more patient with the situations and people around me

*travel at least twice a year to any places here in the Philippines

*visit our parents and in-laws in the province and spend some quality time with them

And at the end of the year, let me see how good I am in keeping and achieving my New Year’s Resolution . So wish me luck guys as I am crossing my fingers in accomplishing those listed above.

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