>> Thursday, February 28, 2008
So what do I do? What have I been doing? I have been HOARDING digital kits! I have been stalking websites that post freebie links and you just have to see my massive collection of CDs where I store my oh-so-precious digital kits. Yeah, I am a hoarder. When I was sick and could not get up, I relocated Kaela's little table inside the room to use as my laptop table. I wasted no time, really. I downloaded kits while I was sleeping. Yeah, that's me! Aside from being a procrastinator, I am proud to boast that I am also a multi-tasker. And like what I posted here, I burned my kits to CDs while watching Grey's Anatomy. Just some hours ago, I was chatting with 4 people simultaneously. Three on YM and one on my mobile phone. And that's while surfing the Net and updating my blog. :D
Anyways, what actually goes on in the mind of a kit hoarder? I think, it is the conviction that these pretty lovelies are indeed lovely and would be useful one day when they make their way on the scrapper's lovely pages! But personally, I am starting to doubt if I would be able to use ALL these pieces in my pages once I scrap again. But hey, that's just me! With that realization, I actually abstained from downloading stuff. It's been two days! LOL! Imagine, two full days without downloading a single thing! So, two days. But I still visited those sites, found some lovelies and I know that the links will still be up for several days. Up to the weekend. ;)
But I am still a digiscrapper! What do I then, while waiting for more RAM (or a new laptop!)? If you ask me: HUNT FOR and DOWNLOAD FREEBIES! :D
This post is inspired by a fellow hoarder, Diane. :)
>> Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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>> Sunday, February 24, 2008
1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when you entry is up.
Here’s my take:
1. I've been biting my nails since I was really young (though I've been trying to outgrow it na).
2. I can find my stuff even if my space is disorganized.
3. I am prone to emotional eating.
4. I am not fond of jewelries.
5. I am fond of bags and footwears.
6. Because of my voice, I am sometimes referred to as "Sir" when taking phone calls at work! (Ngek!)
Today, we attended the Mass at around lunch time. Initially, we planned to take the girl at Jollibee (it was my promise to her when she was sick. Get well and we'll go to Jollibee. :D)but when we got there, it was packed with people. So we left and transferred to Greenwich instead, bought some groceries, then Wes and I got our much needed hair-cut. We got home around 4 PM, had our snacks and went to sleep. And that's why we had our dinner around 9-10 PM (that's almost two hours ago). It's almost midnight but the three of us are wide awake! The Husband is watching his CSI Miami, I am online and the little girl is busy with her craft stuff (however, she's short on the scotch tape.Sad.)
Tomorrow's a holiday! Yeah! However, I have lots of things to do, which I have been postponing for three days now. LOL!
Before I end this post, allow me to congratulate one of my bestest friends, Bingay, for giving birth to a lovely little boy named Jevian Christian two days before his mama's 29th birthday - February 20, 2008! It was a difficult birthing experience for the pretty mommy, little Jevian needed some help in order to breathe properly, had to be administered with antibiotics and undergo some tests. But thank God, Bingay was discharged and the little one can breathe on his own now. Aside from that, the tests came out negative of any infections. Yey! =)
So, that's how my weekend went. I beginning to feel more hopeful now. And I think that that's good.
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>> Tuesday, February 19, 2008
So, I am hoping to get back to work tomorrow. Yey! I know many people are missing me since last week! LOL! My work real work isn't that grand, I know. But I soooo love the people I spend my 44 hours weekly. And I am not just talking about my officemates but people from other offices, teachers and students. I have proven many times before that staying home for a long time is great but working outside home keeps me relatively sane. ;)
Anyhow, thanks to everyone who dropped by and left lovely messages. I will do the tags, exchange links and blog-hopping once I get really better. ;)
Have a lovely Wednesday, everyone!
>> Friday, February 15, 2008
So bye-bye for now and I will catch you all later!
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Unfortunately, I feel a kind of under the weather today because of all that is happening in our lives these days. Oh well... I know that all these will pass. But I hope it's soon.
Anyways, here are some awards given out by Bregie and Alpha, respectively. Thanks, ladies! (Alpha ha, sexiest body ha. Hehehe!)
>> Wednesday, February 13, 2008
So, we're still home. And she is still her usual rowdy, sweet self. To end this post, I am sharing a photo which I took just some minutes ago. She just remembered that she has water colors and has been "painting". Good thing she's wearing her cute, red, little apron or else, I will be washing water-colored clothes this weekend! The work of art, by the way, is for her Dad! Lucky father!
>> Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I have not reported to work since yesterday. My little girlie has been sickie since Sunday. She has been coughing and had some rashes from her nape and spread to her face, neck and upper body. She woke up with a low fever and headache this morning so I gave her paracetamol and thankfully, she is feeling much better now. Except for the rashes, of course. Wes and I believe that this is not German measles, as she did not have fever before the rashes developed. Plus they don't look like my rashes, hers are kind of spread out. I hope that this stubborn, lovable little girlie gets well soon! We will be celebrating their school's family days next week and I don't want her to miss their field demonstration. I might be bringing her to her pedia this afternoon. Oh well...
On a lighter note, we woke up with a drizzle this morning. Lovely!
Two days from now, the world will go crazy with the V Day again! Wes will be on travel that day. And aside from that, he is really not into this kind of celebration. But I am thinking of buying him a present. Ssshhh. Don't tell him. :)
That's all for now. Thank you for dropping by!
>> Monday, February 11, 2008
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Another thing that amazes me is finding a fellow Filipino who is making waves in the field of digital scrapbooking. In this post, I would like I would like to introduce you to a very talented Filipino digital kit designer, MaBelle! She works full time but still finds time to design and blog and sell and give away free, pretty stuff. Visit her at MyDigiStyle, grab some freebies and feel free to chat! She does not only create, sell and give away free stuff but she also helps digital scrapbookers about their individual lives and share with others. Read her posts and you will also feel that MaBelle creates with her heart, that indeed, she gives a part of herself in every piece of her kit.
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>> Saturday, February 9, 2008
Have fun playing!
Anyways, domestically, we are all OK except that Wes is feeling sick with sore throat and the usual nose problem. Next week is going to be his last week with his recent job and he'll be a free man on the 16th! We are very much hopeful and optimistic that God will provide him with a job. In the mean time, while waiting for a job offer, he can help more on the domestic stuff, take care and spend more time with our girlie and since he's somewhat lucky, he can play on an online casino. Lady Luck seems to be on his side since he had been winning in some raffle promos! But wait, he does not know how to play! He should check out the FAQ page and be informed. ;)
Tomorrow is our first year of "independence". It was February 10, 2007 when we moved and lived on our own. Today, the owner of this house talked to us and asked us to buy this house. Wow! I told her that we are not capable of paying at this time because of Wes' work status. Aside from that, we are not very sure yet if we want to settle down here or somewhere out there. That's the very reason why we have not bought a property here. Anyways, we are praying really hard for God's will. Wes' next job is very critical and will determine our next move. ;)
Tomorrow also is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes. So we'll visit my parents and join their celebration! I will be spared from preparing lunch! Yey! :)
Happy weekend everyone!
>> Wednesday, February 6, 2008
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The "gods" will be arriving at the university tomorrow. So, like what I have been saying, almost everyone is panicky. But I am very much impressed with the transformation of the school, physically. It actually looks and smells nice! I don't know how prepared we are re our exhibits but as I see it, we're doing good. And by God's grace, we'll get that accreditation level that we've been aiming for.
Therese has been doing okay. They're busy practicing for a field demonstration some time this month. I can't wait to see my little girl perform again! Wes, on the other hand is wrapping things up on his current work as he's hoping to jump ship some time this month. We're keeping our fingers crossed and hoping that God will grant what we've been praying for soon. (Demanding!)
That's all for now, friends. Have a great Wednesday!
>> Tuesday, February 5, 2008
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>> Monday, February 4, 2008
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Here is the final and last part of my farewell to a martyr, Fr. Rey Roda, OMI.
Just take a look at the number of people who came to say good bye to a good man. This shot is not enough to show many people loved Fr. Rey.
Here's the brave, young lady who wrote the touching reflection here. In this photo, Maz was being interviewed by Ms. Ces Orena-Drilon of the ABS-CBN who came to cover the big news. With them is Prof. Rowena Bacani, one of Maz's mentors and teachers. Maz was brought to us by Fr. Rey five years ago. A smart, confident and reliable young lady, she has been making us proud.
They were the last to leave. Almost all of the relatives of Fr. Rey had left the burial site. But these people from Tabawan (some of them witnessed the brutal killing) were last to leave. The camera made them smile though. ;) With them is the OMI Provincial, Fr. Mon Bernabe, OMI.
It was a bright, sunny day. God is surely there somewhere, along with all the saints and angels and Fr. Rey. They were watching us as we bid this one great man good bye. Pray for us, Fr. Rey and we'll see you again.
When I was an Oblate Volunteer, I discovered the Internet through a Filipino friend I met who lives in the
A friend of mine, Liz and I used to share an addiction once: playing Neopets! We once belonged to a guild (sort of a group of players) and it was fun meeting new friends from all around the world like Nelly and Christine. Oh how I miss the guildies!
Another fun thing that I discovered because I am connected to the Net is blogging. Initially, this blog was intended to be a gallery of my digital scrapbook layouts. But as time progressed, I got lazier and have not done any layouts. Since we live away from all of Wes’ relatives, I thought that I can use this blog to update them about our life happenings. So here it is now. Aside from the joy brought about by writing, I am also grateful for the friends I have been meeting from all over. The Internet indeed changed my life for the better.
Here's a short reflection written by one of Fr. Rey Roda, OMI's scholars. She is Maz, as we fondly call her. She was challenged by Fr. Rey to become the first CPA of Tabawan. I know that she can do it. She is one brave and smart girl. She has been sacrificing a lot to fulfill this dream. She has not seen her family for almost three years now, since school is very, very far from home. She will graduate come March 2008 and we're hoping that there are kind people out there who will support her during her CPA review and board exams and make the dream of becoming the first CPA of Tabawan a reality.
(Sittimazuin H. Maddiul)
I thought for a moment these are all but a nightmare. I wish I would realize that I am only dreaming a bad dream and that I will soon awake and read more of Tatay Rey’s greetings of Peace from Tabawan. I wish I could still mark the calendar for his next visit here to
January 15, 2008 at around 9:30 pm, I received a text message of Fr. Rey’s death. It was difficult to believe. I immediately dialed Fr. Rey’s cell phone number, but it just rang several times, nobody answered it. ( I guess by that time his cell phone was already in the hands of the criminals) I then dialed another number in Tabawan to confirm and to know what was exactly happening. The news hit me so hard when I was told what had happened to him. I did not know what to do. I wanted to scream, but I just cried very hard. When I was able to collect my thought, I called his sister. By then my cell phone was already busy receiving the same news. That was how the worst news I have ever had started. It is so painful to loss Tatay Rey. Who I am now and perhaps in the future, big part of it is because of his compassionate love to Tabawan and his scholars. He is the kindest person I have ever known, how could a sane person afford to do such a cruel act to him? Why did God let them kill him?
I feel useless I was not able to do anything to help him when he was hurt. For ten years, he had been sacrificing a lot for Tabawan. He had helped so many people. He was like a rain water dropped by God to our small island. I have seen him worked hard; soliciting from different people from the outside of Tabawan so that we may able to see life beyond the shoreline of Tabawan. He used to tell me to always pray to Allah to touch the heart of more generous people to extend some help. I see success, development, love and peace in him.
Maybe there are some good reasons why this is happening. Perhaps this is God’s way of granting his prayers and his dreams for Tabawan. I think many people will start to realize many things after the incident. I realize how big and how important my role being a scholar is, and that I really need to work harder, pray harder. Fr. Rey had sacrificed his life for the cause of the poor and justice. I too, should learn to sacrifice. Perhaps this is also a way to show the world that injustice is everywhere even in a remote peaceful area, and there are poor places like Tabawan that need some attention for development and protection. Mind you, people from Tabawan with qualified income pay taxes, I’m hoping that his death does not threaten the missionaries to continue their mission in Tabawan, but instead challenged them. And I’m praying that the next person to continue the mission will be as loving and as dedicated as Fr. Rey. He had indeed challenged each and every one of us.
Fr. Rey was the symbol of hope for me and for the rest of people in Tabawan. For what he did till his last breath, he is not our ordinary benefactor, we love him so dearly. He is not just a priest or missionary, but he is the hero of Tabawan people. He has gone but not from our hearts. I shall remember him in my prayers and intentions for the rest of my life. The memories and love and the values he had left me will be my guide to be strong to pursue my dreams and I’m sure his. I just don’t know what life might bring me or what my future will look like, but what ever it will be, in my own small way, I shall continue his dreams and mission for Tabawan, in his memory.
>> Sunday, February 3, 2008
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>> Saturday, February 2, 2008
|What Suzanne Means|
You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.
You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.
And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.
You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.
You are incredibly wise and perceptive. You have a lot of life experience.
You are a natural peacemaker, and you are especially good at helping others get along.
But keeping the peace in your own life is not easy. You see things very differently, and it's hard to get you to budge.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
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>> Friday, February 1, 2008
At around 12:30 midnight last night, after I posted this post, my little girl who was sick woke up and had some milk and a little chit-chat. Her temperature somehow normalized so I was relieved. However, around 1 AM, she complained of chest pains. I did not panic, basically because she was still noisy - her usual self except for the chest pains. I was thinking that it will eventually go away and my instinct was actually screaming that it's not a problem and that it will indeed just go away. But then she cried so I decided to call Papa to fetch us and bring us to the hospital to have my little girlie checked. So we waited for them. She was still noisy and busy talking but whiny. I packed some of her things, just in case hospital confinement was required. I also informed Wes about the situation. Eventually, Papa and Mama arrived and we all went to the hospital. At the ER, we had to wait for the doctor. I was surprised to see that he is an old acquiantance of mine. Anyways, eventually I was right. The pain just went away. That's about 5 minutes before Doc arrived. LOL! Doc said it might just be muscle spasm since she is not coughing or anything. So we all went home happy. And sleepy. But the little girl woke up early. Around 6:30 AM. I was just having a good sleep at that time. Oh well...
So I taught her a new vice. Yikes! Yesterday, I finally introduced her to play some computer games online for kids her age on my laptop. And boy, she's so into it! This morning, she was bugging me to let her play "para MATAMIHIK na ang bahay na ito" according to her. See? That's how smart she is even if she's bulol! LOL!
This evening, we were graced by the presence of a very good, old friend of ours and one of her Ninangs - Marijo. We both enjoyed her company and the goodies she brought for us from a recent trip. Sa uulitin, Jo! ;)
We're quite okay now. I hope. God has been good. Thank you for stopping by to check on us. Take care and have a super great weekend!
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