Monday, May 7, 2018

the new misis

Hi there!

Wow again, I'm guilty of not updating my one and only blog, this blog. :)
But I feel the need, just awhile ago, to update coz I had tons of things on my mind, which I would want to write in a journal, which I used to do eons of years ago, which...
Which...makes me pause again now, because, the little tot is calling me again, and again, and again!

Oh yes, hubby and I now have this little tot. He's now 2 years old. I found out about this little bundle of miracle when I was already 4 months preggy in 2015 then. We were at first so worried about my health condition, but surprisingly, miraculously, amazingly, there was no hurdle at all for me and the baby. Thank God for all His goodness to us. I should have blogged about this but so many things were going on in our lives that time, so maybe I'll post about it some time, just so I can remember everything when I look back.

From 2015 up to now, what happened? Lots. But the major things were my pregnancy, my two parents both having cancer, our little convenience store in the province is growing, our move into a new bigger condo in Manila, our slowdown in taking responsibilities in the church after we learned about the baby, the amazing way that God continues to heal both my parents, like how my papa had metastasized cancer that needs chemo and then later numbers showed his cancer levels turned to zero even though he did nothing aside from oral meds, how both my parents were always given a sentence by the doctors, how they are surviving past those months and years. Also, my little sister got married to a man whom I feel is right for her, our bunso little bro is getting married this year!

So anyway, probably my blog in the upcoming weeks, months ( hopefully not years) will be about this little tot, my being a mom more than being a wife, and my usual random thoughts on anything. For now, here are some videos about my tot. I was encouraged to do a video of him, not just becoz I was a proud mom, there's always a need to update the grandparents and the titas, and because of this specific video, hehe. https://youtu.be/r3LemRthsz4  Hope you subscribe, hehe.

Oh well, I just realized the things I had wanted to blog about awhile ago deserve some time and separate space. I haven't even mentioned them here in this entry. So I'll park them for now. And I will just do one thing that I know is much better than blog. Lift my eyes & hands to the best friend, the best family I have up there. He's listening, always. I'm more careful with my words with Him, but it's always comforting to know He is there and He is here. Thank You Abba for being You.

                                   By the way, that's me, after I said yes to being a ninang to a wedding last year. Waha, I feel older, hopefully, wiser, hehe, and prettier, hahaha. Anyway, that's just a special case. Hubby and I used to had lots of invites to being ninang and ninong to weddings but always turned them down, cause duh, we're still feeling young and all. Hahaha. So no more!






Friday, September 4, 2015

Why are we making the world smaller or bigger?

It's my first time to almost cry over a sad international news. I feel some strings are pulled in my heart as I read the tragic death of Abdullah Kurdi's family.

 This man lost his wife and young kids; one by one, they died, he tried to save each one from drowning in the waves. The father paid a sizeable amount just to hop on to an inflatable dinghy. They were fleeing from their war-torn country to migrate to a safer European country. The father just wanted a better life for his family but it ended in a tragic death. They used to move from one neighboring area to another, hoping to find peace and safety, only to find themselves embroiled in another war, even poverty. They tried to migrate to Canada (if their papers were legally processed) but was rejected and the father felt fleeing through illegal means and the seas was their hope. Read the news to know more about their plight.

This news awakens the international community. The world notices the strict regulations imposed by EU, hitting on Dublin and economically-challenged Greece, more lenient Canada and Germany. The international issues are large and intertwining. Some blame the wars, some blame the international regulations.

I have a faint idea on regulations for asylum seekers, international communities' agreement for refugees, territorial borders, and the likes. The issue is for the debate of the political geniuses. I'm not one of them. But I just want to let this out. I'm saddened that the world, though geographically big, gets smaller, when we rather think and act smart, than feel it's just right to reach out to those in need. On the other hand, sometimes, we let the world looks bigger when it's actually small compared to universe. The earth is home for all races, the only home for mankind, at least for now. But because of international borders and issues, some think the world is big and say, please don't go to us, there are other places, besides we have bigger problems than yours.  Why are we making the world smaller or bigger according to our own convenience? This world has pieces of land, each rightfully owned by nations, but no one owns the world. Let's share this world please. The Creator designated humans to earth and it's the only place for all of us. Will it be too stupid, too difficult, too generous, if we try to share it and live peacably in it? 

Sigh. Right now, let me get some Michael Jackson tunes for comfort.   Now that I've let this out, back to my laundry and itinerary for today. Back to the world where every one does its own business and struggles to look on others. Hello world.  

Abdullah Kurdi and two kids. Photo lifted from BBC news.

The boy, Alan Kurdi, was swept ashore after drowning. Credits to Reuters for photo.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Throwback at my back problem

I have a love-hate relationship with my spine.

Today, I kinda hate my scoliosis. It woke me up with a burning sensation. It also woke up hubby too, even though I was just quietly massaging it.  The past few days, this curved bone has been trying to get my attention. 

Perhaps, SexyB (that's SexyBones or SexyBod, the pet name of my scoliosis) feels jealous.  For years, I've ignored SexyB. When SexyB made hubby feel that I should resign from the job that I love about 5 years ago, I decided to ignore it.  Back then, regular trips to best chiropractor in town plus checkups, were helping me sleep soundly, breathe better. 

Months passed, SexyB didn't bother lungs anymore. That's when I began to love SexyB. Even though docs advised I should get SexyB under the knife, I embraced SexyB. (It just didn't make sense to me anymore: Surgery to help me breathe normally when I feel so alive, breathing. Docs proposed a treatment to a century-old problem, but even today, science and doctors still don't know the primary cause of idiopathic scoliosis!). So I saved SexyB from titanium, nuts and bolts.

Then I introduced SexyB to God. They became friends. And SexyB was so quiet and cooperative with me, not until the past few days.  SexyB has been getting my attention with its jolting sensation in the morning. Hubby was driving when I exclaimed, "I hate my (SexyB) !" We were laughing actually because I felt I could have been that billboard model along Edsa had SexyB not interefered in my height (lost 2-3 inches from my teen height). 

So anyway, SexyB, here's my message for you:
Please don't be a brat. Don't act up anymore.
I know you're there. 
In fact, I'm thankful for you. 
Why?
I get tons of massage with love from hubby. 
You made me see things beyond career. 
You even reintroduced me to God (yes, you).
You know, you can keep me company until rapture. 
That's when you'll be straight and perfect. 



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Just droppin' by...

I have tons of receipts lying on my bed right now. I feel overwhelmed I feel like a ball of receipts is going to wreck me. Now, that's just a wrecking-ball exaggeration. I need to go through each of them for our store inventory. And I just need to breathe... So here am I, posting. :)

To you who are reading this, hope you're not as overwhelmed as I am right now, but hope you're happy as I am. :)   Just smile, then back to work. 

See you all around! Will be bouncing back to do more posts soon, hopefully! 


Friday, January 31, 2014

Fastfood fix: Salted caramel @ Mcdo


Hubby and I just love this salted caramel from Mcdo. 
Leaves a divine mix of salt and sweetness in your tastebuds, just the right way to cap an oily meal.
Best for nonsense chats on a lazy afternoon.  ;)