the cordillera trips

One of the things I enjoyed in my work is the opportunity that is given to me to travel and see wonderful places in different areas. For example, being assigned to do work that have something to do with the projects in Cordillera region also gave me the opportunity to travel and visit the six provinces in Cordillera where we are assigned namely -- Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Mt. Province & Kalinga as well as other places along the way.

Aside from the fact that going to the areas and meeting with the local people that gave me the opportunity to understand more the nature of our work, it also gave me the opportunity to see beautiful places and enjoy life.

Let me share to you some of the pictures taken along the way. 

{on our way from Baguio City to Bontoc, Mountain Province}

{on our way from Bontoc, Mt Province to Tabuk City, Kalinga}

{at Banaue}

{on our way from Kalinga to Conner, Apayao}

{on our way from Apayao to Baguio City via Ilocos}


Happy Mother's Day!

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. 
~ Edwin Hubbell Chapin~

to all mom, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!  


i was there...but only to witness!

It was on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Quirino Grand Stand that thousands of people form the women symbol in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Our agency was invited to participate in the said event. And since it was one of the historical events set for the Guinness World Record, I decided to join.

But sad to say, was only there in the venue to witness the formation of that beautiful giant women symbol due to lapses made by our company organizer. They don’t get and clarified all the guidelines set by the event organizer most specifically that children are not allowed inside the formation area. Since I’m with my six year old daughter and she was not allowed to go inside, I decided to just stay outside and witness the events.

But anyway, to make my mood a little bit lighter due to that incident, I just took pictures of the helicopter circling around that took the aerial shot of the event.

And thank you to Coca-cola Philippines for giving me freebies only by posting/tagging the event at my facebook account. Simple things/freebies really made my heart happy.



Okay, I admit that I am a little bit confused of the things that I really wanted to do this time. 

There are a lot of things that really bothers me. 

The office politics that is not favorable with us. I am worried on what is waiting for me after my current boss vacates his post. I don't know who will replace him.

My applications with other agencies don’t seem to have any positive update yet. But of course, I am still hopeful that some good things are waiting for me. I just hope that the news come out soon.

I love what I am doing right now and enjoy at the agency where I am currently employed but there are things that need some assurance and security.

I am not getting any younger anymore and I need some security of tenure. I want to transfer to a permanent office where I can stay until my retirement age come.

I know it is very difficult to move out of my comfort zone but I really need to think and prepare for the future of my family. I may have all I want in life and enjoyed the life that I want for myself. But I still have my kids that need to be prepared and be ready for them to have good future.


When resting makes me really tired

What? Do you believe that resting will also get you tired? What a stupid question right? Oh we'll I think I'm tired of taking a rest. I am actually on a sick leave to get enough rest and feel better. But staying at home without doing anything really gets me tired. My iPad seems to be not enough to ease my boredom.  I really wanted to do some household choirs but I restrain myself from doing so because it will only worsen the situation.

Getting sick really sucks. My body is not used to doing nothing at all. And besides getting sick is so expensive. Medicines costs a lot that my one day pay is not enough to buy them all.

Another thing is that, I'm so worried that my works is waiting for me at the office. It is already due and I am here doing nothing because I am sick. 

I really don't know what to do. I really wanted to finish my work but my health condition doesn't seem to cooperate.

One more thing is that I am still waiting for any updates in regards to my applications to other agencies. And it will not really help if my health is not in good conditions once they called me for an examination or in an interview.

Lord, please forgive me for all my shortcomings. And please do help me in all my endeavor. I know it is just part of the challenges that will make me a better person.


Word of the Day: HOPE

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.

- -Emily Dickinson- -



Today, as I am organizing my to do list I suddenly think of a word that will help me or inspire me to do things better. 

And a word that strikes me is HOPE. 

HOPE that I gonna bet the deadlines set for me today. 

And of course, HOPE that 2014 be a better year for us!

Quote of the day

  “Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.” —  John F. Ke...