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

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.