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Stories of a thirty something girl. She travels.She reads.She writes.She dreams.She prays.She lives.

Dec 10, 2004

merry christmas

5 reasons why my christmas will be merry this year:

1.will be spending it with 3-ann and 3rd (of course, also along with ate jhett and jm)
2.hopefully, also with mama
3.i just resigned and no chefs will bug me from December 17 onwards
4.i will have a whole week of vacation
5.got an early christmas gift from Papa God---a new job :) and i'll start on December 22...i'd like to thank those who've prayed for me... my SFC community! i believe, i was backed up by angels during my interviews :)

Dec 7, 2004

striking poses

i'm no celebrity but i can be

the next geneva cruz

or madonna's "vogue" back-up dancer

or be the next image model of a shampoo commercial

or be featured as one of cosmo's picks of the fun,fearless, females in the country

....nawili ba mag-post ng pix? pasensya na...first time eh....basta masaya mag-SFC! Yahoong-Yahoo!

Nov 16, 2004

gutsy dothy

yesterday marked the end of ramadan for our muslim brothers and sisters. yes, though we're generally a catholic country, we joined them in this celebration...another red day in the calendar...HOLIDAY!

i spent the whole morning playing badminton with my SFC peers. . . badminton has become a sectoral sport since we started it last year. there were 20 of us who played coming from different chapters. HUNGER just stopped us from playing since the clock ticked at 12:00 noon. we had fun playing and even had more fun when we had lunch together at fazoli's, eastwood. i was so hungry, i felt that i just gained the calories i loss (due to three hour playing) when i ate a plate-full of pasta, a slice of pizza and 2 pieces of bread sticks with bottomless iced tea :) as usual ate dothy delighted us all with her silly antics...she was so funny ;) there were also a lot of teasing happened but what was really funny was when ate dothy was teasing herself to one brother...grabe, we were all laughing hard...such guts talaga!

good news, good news...four of our SAGIP kids from San Andres made it to the Quaterfinals of the search for the 10 most outstanding SAGIP in the country...i feel so proud :) To Jeffrey, Angelo, Roanne and Cecille...goodluck ! Making it in the quarterfinals is already an achievement. There were also three kids from Hapay na Mangga who made it...congrats din :)

i still need prayers... in my search for a new job. i had an interview last friday and i was told that i'll know the decision at the end of this week... whatever the outcome will be... i'd like to thank those people who've prayed and who are continuously praying for me. thank you, thank you.

Nov 5, 2004

the story behind yellow balloons during november 5

exactly 21 years ago, our new house then was filled with yellow balloons, yellow ribbons and our entire family was wearing yellow clothes. why was that? my brother and my father were celebrating their birthdays together. they were both born on the 5th of november.it was the first ever theme party i've attended. this was also the year when former senator ninoy aquino was assasinated. there was an on-going "yellow fever" in the country. yellow color was representing LABAN, the political party which eventually became the AQUINOs color...also used by his wife when she was campaigning. my father had such great faith to the late senator thus when he and my brother celebrated their birthdays 21 years ago, he went along with the "yellow fever" which resulted to our very own LABAN "party"...hehehe.during Ninoy's funeral, a lot of yellow balloons having "Ninoy, hindi ka nag-iisa" print were all over the country...yeah, my father brought the entire family to luneta that time...i was there:)we even had pictures wearing yellow shirts with Ninoy's face and "L"(laban) sunvisors.since JM and Papa were celebrating their birthdays together...papahuli ba naman ang aming ama ? call him fanatic but the yellow party balloons during their birthday had "JM, hindi ka nag-iisa...kasama mo si Papa" print. bongga! now that papa's having his 6th birthday party with God...i'm sending YELLOW BALLOONS to heaven as i pray for his soul. to my brother, JM...kahit nasa langit na si Papa...huwag kang mag-alala, hindi ka pa rin nag-iisa. Maligayang Bati sa inyong dalawa!

Nov 4, 2004

public announcements

...i've been spending most of my working days at pier lately whether it means visiting the ships or simply attending meetings.last thursday, i even slept at the ship so i can supervise putting up of decorations for the halloween....and it ain't over yet coz christmas is coming....

anyone who knows someone who can help me with this? i need someone who can design the restaurants of the ships... someone who can provide materials for the decors and who can professionally put 'em all together as well. please, please comment on this message so i can give further details or better yet so i can accompany the designer to one of the ships one of these days...SOON.let's talk about budget, once you saw the ships.

...SFC rocks even on halloween :) see pictures of our halloween party
here. To my group, the 3rd Party...CONGRATULATIONS! don't you love the blue water jug? whattamouth!...for those who weren't there...sana meron ulit next year para makasama namin kayo :)

...when i opened e-mail this morning here's what i saw:

Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

Good Evening!

Let us all pray for the safe release of Bro Robert "Bobby" Tarongoy of (SFC) Davao City. Who was kidnapped in Iraq and also pray for Angelito Nayan (Las PiƱas) who was kidnapped in Afgahnistan. Pls pray for their hostage taker, that they will not harm them.

...PLEASE,PLEASE PRAY! to all SFCs, kindly include them in your household meetings. also include sister jing’s dad who was diagnosed with a tumor in his tongue and sister ria's dad who's now being observed in the hospital due to his kidney complications.please pray for their healing.

Oct 28, 2004

lrt 2 ride

'twas my first time to ride the famous lrt 2 last monday. been hearing so much about its convenience from my household member, whose school is within the manila area...students nowadays are so lucky...during my time i was able to reach school from home and vice versa after 5 dreams. i was so amazed that my usual 2-3 hour ride from manila to cainta was trimmed down to 1-1 1/2 hour. thanks to the beluga guys who oriented me during my first ride. i already bought a pre-loaded value card since i was asked to visit the ships at pier 15 weekly aside from the weekly mancom meeting at pier 4. hmmmmmmmm.....this and a lot more reasons why i feel i need a new job. i'm drained, sooo drained... mentally, physically, emotionally...nothing BUT the need to have a job drives me to stay here in my present employers...AGAIN, i gotta think of those people whom i love so much and who'll be greatly affected if i'm gonna be jobless...patiently waiting for God's perfect time as to when i can find a new job...for now, i'm stuck BUT still thankful i have a job.

Oct 25, 2004

away from reality

i was away from reality for 26 hours... up there in the mountains, i've tried to discover myself more so i could face reality anew... i did look back during my time of introspection and yet i had to look ahead of the future so i can build my dreams... but this moment we called NOW, is something i could not just neglect... i've realized that i was so pre-occupied with my past and worry too much what lies ahead... how can i enjoy this time called the PRESENT? i value other people too much that i'm so afraid of failing them. i'm so happy when we're together and yet there are days that they're living their own lives and i feel so alone... so alone that i keep myself busy so i can momentarily forget that i can never be happy without them. should i think of myself more this time? i'm probably other people's source of joy but have i really come in to terms with myself? being away from reality for 26 hours just reflecting on how i've been facing it for the last 26 years of existence led me to more questions about life... yes, i'm still trying to discover myself as i continue to face reality... i just can't run away.

Oct 22, 2004

missing my stars

we transferred place of residence last saturday...geez, time flies and i didn't notice that we're already staying in our new apartment for almost a week already. if there's one particular area in our old house that i really miss, it would be my room 'coz i didn't have to share it with someone and i can leave it uncleaned for a long time...hehehe...seriously, i miss my glow-in-the-dark stars that i personally arranged in my old room's ceiling. i love them so much that i could just blankly stare at them the whole night...it was very therapeutic.

Oct 21, 2004

no time to rant

when i shared last night in our chapter assembly, i just thanked God for blessing me with a community who's always there to support me. SFC has truly been a blessing to me and my family. . . they're my extended family if there's such. i was so tempted to share about how i'm losing my drive and passion to work just like what my other chaptermates shared but the "beauty" of belonging to a community was so overwhelming recently that i just ignored the negative feelings and thoughts i'm having. . . i'd rather share the good side of life, i'm still going through trials in all aspects of my life . . . but i don't know. . . i feel like hearing the BIG GUY over me whispering that he'll take care of things, as usual . . . there are still so much about life that i should be thankful for. . . i wont rant for now.

Oct 20, 2004

blogging anew

here's a new space for me...been blogging for more than a year already but i'd rather just have this one be viewed by all 'coz i feel more free in this new space...CHEERS!