Thursday, November 27, 2008

Christmas Spirit

Christmas spirit is indeed present among the streets nowadays, since it’s only a couple of days to go until the big day. I took these pictures of a Christmas tree at a local mall here in Davao, my husband and I often passed by on this area since my office is near the place. It’s a beautiful sight to see especially at night, because you can see all the colourful lights flashing and sparkling. A lot of people were fascinated by this sight, and it somehow makes the place alive & gives you a happy feeling. But, we should bear in mind that the true spirit of Christmas is about giving, loving and sharing. We should practice the true essence of the season especially nowadays, because there’s a lot problems going on in our country and even on other countries as well. We should always be positive and make our lives meaningful by sharing our blessings to others. It’s really a special time and season that should be spent with families, friends and loved ones.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Foundation Day Celebration

Yesterday, I was invited to attend a party to celebrate the 9th foundation day of Living Stones Orphanage. This orphanage is one of the beneficiaries of Udenna Foundation, which is an affiliate of our company. We brought a cake as our present which we had made especially for them.There were a lot of visitors who attended the party, some of them are known personalities here in Davao. There was a brief program prepared and after which everyone shared a heavy snack. I got to interact with the children in the orphanage, and it was pleasant experience as I get to see and hold the cute babies and toddlers, indeed a beautiful sight. It was only a short afternoon party, but I had fun.

Monday, November 24, 2008

I miss cafe mocha

I love coffee, although I don’t really consider myself a coffeholic, but once in a while when I have the chance, I always drink café mocha. That’s my usual order. My husband and I both enjoyed drinking at coffee shops especially during weekends or even on weekdays after work. It’s sort of like a relaxation and one way to unwind after a busy day. But, of course that was before when I’m not yet pregnant, coffee is a no-no for pregnant since it has caffeine. But they say, it’s ok to drink, just limit it to one glass. But I would not like to take the risk. I will just have wait for a couple of months until I get to drink café mocha again.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Operation Diet

Yesterday, I went to my OB-GYNE for my monthly pre-natal check-up. As always, first thing her assistant did to me is to get my weight, usually I gain one pound only every month, and my OB says that it’s good, and that for sure I’m going to deliver my baby normally if I continue to gain only that much every month. But this time around, my OB was really surprised because I gained ten pounds. In one month, that is! She say’s that it’s it’ very abnormal, so she immediately suggests that I would go a clinic and do some lab test to check my sugar to find out if I’m diabetic or not. Well on my mind, I’m pretty sure that I’m not because we have no history of diabetes in our family and true enough because when I got the result I’m within normal range. Even the, my OB still told me that I really have to diet because If I don’t It’s really going to be difficult for me and my baby. I might deliver my baby by caesarean operation. What makes it hard to imagine is that Christmas season is approaching and for sure I get to eat plenty of foods. Oh my, I have to diet – It’s going to be difficult for sure because I really can’t resist eating -- just anything that I want. I really have a big appetite. Huhu..

Friday, November 21, 2008

Simply Chiz

Last night, I get to see Chiz Escudero in person. Actually, it wasn't my first time to see him in personal, but this time it's really up-close. The guy is really simple considering that he is one of the leaders of our country. A senator, at that. He is just clad in jeans and T-shirt, really different from his usual barong outfit in the congress. He is a good friend of my boss, and he keeps coming back here in Davao for some reasons I don't know. Maybe just to skip from his busy schedule and take time to be with friends and share a good time. I'm sure my boss will support him on his political career which I think he is eyeing for a much higher position this coming election on 2010. Well, I just wish him good luck and hope he can make the economic condition of the country better.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Expectant Mom

I’m already on my sixth month stage of my pregnancy right now, and I am expecting a baby girl. I’m happy because I’m already beyond the sensitive stage which is during the first trimester. I feel much stronger now and I don’t experience anymore any morning sickness. Thank God, because I have a job and it’s really difficult to go through the usual activities that I have to do daily if I feel kind of sick and seems like no energy to even just get up from bed. I still have my monthly pre-natal check-ups and I’m thankful that there’s no problem so far. I will start to prepare now the basic things that I will bring in the hospital and some of my baby’s stuff. I’m also thankful for the people around me who are very supportive during my condition right now, like friends, officemates and family members who shares and gives me advice on what to do. Honestly, I don’t know what to expect for being a mom soon. Well, I just hope and pray that I can be the best that I can be.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


As part of our annual performance review, my boss requires me to do a self-assessment of my work performance. Isn’t it ironic? Aren’t they (the bosses) the one who should do that. I mean they are the ones who can really say or judge if my performance is satisfactory or not. Well, maybe she’s just too busy to do this thing for us, because our boss rarely stays here in Davao, she’s always in Makati. Maybe if we do this, we’re doing her a huge favour and maybe her intention also is to really know ourselves in terms of our capabilities with regards to our job. All I can do now is be honest with my self-assessment and hope that when she reviews it, I will get a favourable remark.

Not really meant for me

A few months back, I received a phone call from my former officemate, to receive a call from him is really not usual so it must really be something of news, so I asked him what is he up to? He told me straight that would I be willing transfer to their company and take his post because his long awaited visa for abroad has already been approved.
I was kind of surprised by his news and at the same time I was happy for him as well. After sometime of weighing and deliberation on my part and his effort of convincing me, I told him that I will accept the offer. So, I already braced myself on how to ask permission from my boss, as I was about to submit my resignation letter, my former officemate called me again, he said that If I haven’t submitted my resignation yet, better I will not do it. I asked why? He told me that their company is doing some cost-cutting measures, and part of is not to hire new employees. I understand, so I continue doing my present work. After quite some time, He asked me again if I’m still interested, because their company decided to hire for his replacement and the position is still open. I was asking him if there’s any assurance, and he told me that my papers is already approved. It’s now up to me to decide. So there again, I was backed to weighing things and the possibilities. But this time around, it’s different. I gave him my decision, and my decision is not to pursue the offer because of a personal circumstance that is inevitable. But I let them to decide whether they will continue to hire me or not. If they will hire me, well and good. If not, I can totally understand. So, they told me that they will just accept my decision but they cannot compromise their offer. So I accepted it as well and thank them for the opportunity. I thought, maybe it wasn’t just really meant for me…

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I spent the whole day today at the office thinking of how I will make my budget plan for next year for the company that I handle. I’m still halfway done with my report when I felt boredom and I want to go home already. My mind is already wandering and I can’t seem to concentrate anymore. So, I stop my work. I check on my e-mails, my blog site and wrote this. Somehow, this is like a breather and eases the feeling of tension over my work. My officemate is already complaining of hunger, I checked the time and its thirty minutes past six already. Yeah right, it’s really time to go home.

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Woman

A woman has strenghts that amaze men. She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens. She holds happiness, love and opinions. She smiles when she feels like screaming. She sings when she feels like crying, cries when she's happy and laughs when she's afraid. Her love is unconditional! There is only one wrong with her, she sometimes forgets what she is worth...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blossomed Relationship

During my recent wedding, the people who compose of the entourage were either friends of mine, of my husband’s or both. So, basically we knew them personally or very well. One of my bridesmaids which was also my former officemate say’s that she’s already single and available and she is jesting on me if he’s partner is good looking. I told her I have no idea because I haven’t met the guy yet, He was a good friend of my husband and all I know is that he’s working abroad. So, I told her to hold her excitement (lol), for they will be going to see each other anyway during the wedding. At the day of the wedding they both arrived early, as if they arrived together. So, in short they were introduced to each other and exchange some talks. All the while during the wedding, they were like inseparable, I thought that they clicked, so I was teasing them that maybe it will develop into something special. After the wedding, I lost contact with them.
Weeks passed after the wedding, I got a text message from my friend, and she says that she wants to tell me something. It’s kind of’ important and she’s a bit shy of sharing it. I forced her to spill it out already, so that I’ll know. She told me that she already has a bf and I she let me guess who the guy is…. I told her my guess, but I was wrong… it turned out to be one of the best man also. I was a bit surprised for I thought it will be the guy I was pairing him for. But, I am happy for them in a way because at least out of a special event in our life came a new blossoming relationship as well. I hope that continue to get to know each other better and who knows one day I’ll get an invitation from them to attend their wedding. =)

LOYAL & FAITHFUL are different

LOYAL - Someone who doesn't leave someone, even if you find somebody else who treat you much better.

FAITHFUL- You don't care about other people, because someone special is enough for you already.

LOYAL - You might dare to flirt with someone, but eventually you'll get tired, because it's with someone special you really want to spend your life with.

FAITHFUL-You might get seduced by another person, but you simpply can't fall in love because someone else already has taken your heart.

Which of them is you?

My Wedding

I got married just recently, only about two months ago to be exact. It was totally unexpected to happen so soon, although we already had plans of doing it on later part of this year. It was due to a personal circumstance, that’s why we had to do it earlier than the agreed plan. During our preparation, which is just barely one month, we really had to maximize our time because my husband and I have daily jobs. We sought help from our friends and relatives for the things to do & to buy. One of the constraints also during the preparation is our financial resources, so we really have to budget everything. We’re very grateful because a lot of people helped us in whatever way they can. Some of them shouldered our expenses, and some of them also gave us assistance. I was really surprised of the way things turned out. Truly, it was indeed a successful special event, I must say. Thank God & to all the people involved and made it possible

Friday, November 7, 2008

Pricy Cars

My Boss loves automobiles. She has a lot of SUV’s parked at their house, and mind you they are not just ordinary cars that you always see on the streets, but they are the ones that in order to get one you have to ship it from somewhere else around the globe. They are really expensive and elegant. Just by the looked of it you’ll know that the owner really says a lot and it is a symbol of what kind of status in life one has. Sometimes, I get to ride on one of the vehicles, and it feels good having a joy ride. Well, I don’t know if I’ll get to own one of like those in the future, because I don’t think I can afford it. But, who knows? Maybe she’ll just give it to me as a gift. How, I wish. =)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Meryll's Movies

When I saw the movie ‘devil wears prada”, I suddenly became a fan of Meryll Streep. She is very good in that movie, and I like the way she portrays her role of being the demanding boss of Anne Hathaway.
I like her also in her recent movie “mamma mia”. Her role there is very light, not really heavy drama, but she sings there and she does it very well. It’s very entertaining and I bet a lot people enjoyed that movie not just the young ones of today’s generation, but as well as their parents because all the songs in that movie are songs of the iconic group Abba during the ’60’s which undeniably still popular and frequently heard of these days. Meryll Streep has indeed proven again herself that she is really a versatile actress and her being an academy awarded actress is a proof of that.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We Care

The company that I worked for right now has a foundation which its main cause is to help the abandoned & out of school kids. The foundation has just started its operation, which has a tag line of “We Care”. I’m happy to be a part of it because aside from getting a new experience of helping the needy it is also like a breath of fresh air for me, because at least I have an outlet or an activity besides my daily work. We usually provide them the basic commodities which they need from day to day like foods, clothing and we also provide a simple amusement party for them to enjoy. It maybe simple but, I know it’s already a big help to them. I’m now looking forward for another activity that we will carry out soon.


My current job right now is pretty exhausting. It’s really different from the previous job that I had for the past four years. What makes me really dog-tired is the kind of set-up my job requires. I’m reporting to two different workstations everyday, I have to different bosses which has two different needs as well so sometimes it can be very dis-orienting. Sometimes, I would ask myself, how long am I going to do this, or is what I’m doing really worth it?
But, anyway so far… on a positive note, I can say that, I can still able to manage myself. What makes me going right now is the fact that I have a job and I’m thankful enough that I’m not a part of the unemployed because nowadays it’s really difficult to get a decent job. To be practical also, my current salary pays the bills (although still not enough..hehe) I’m striving to do right now to get better everyday in everything that I do so that at the end of the day everything will be lighter & much easier.

Black House

America’s well-talked about election has finally come to an end. Barack Obama succeed over John McCain victoriously as the latter concedes defeat and congratulate his opponent. Obama beat the Democratic establishment, conquered doubts about his experience by being a merely state senator to president elect. He also overcame questions about his race and proved to the whole world that he can be the first black president of the U.S. Well, good luck to him and I hope that he can boost up the economy of America. Now, there's a joke going around that, since Obama is black, the White House has also new name -- it is now called the “Black House” =)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

No joke

I was quite shocked by former Agri- Secretary JocJoc Bolante’s appearance when he came back to the country just recently. He was really different from his looks before he left, to think that he’s just been away from the country for more than a year or so. This got me thinking that -- is he really guilty, and has something to do with the multi- million peso scam being charged upon him? That’s why he’s being guilty is taking its toll on him, making him suffer bit by bit? Well I don’t know….it’s up to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to prove that as they will start their investigation soon. All I know is that what he’s going through right now is really no joke.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Starting All Over Again

I heard about this whole blogging thing from a lot of people, and kinda’ interests me. It’s like an online diary in this modern age wherein you can write about anything and everything under the sun -- as long as it s not taboo or something. Actually, I started to write blogs a few months back, and I already had quite a few of postings. Since it’s still new, I customized my page every now and then, unknowingly, instead of improving my page, maybe I clicked on something that’s not supposed to be clicked, and then that’s it. I lost my entire account. So, I’m starting all over again now, gathering again my thoughts, and hoping that I can get something beneficial out of this whole thing. =)

Chapter 1

I think I’ve always wanted to become a writer. I said that, because I always felt it --- deep within my heart. Every time I read a good article, I always say to myself that I wish I could also write a good one. I admire people who can easily come up with a good thing to write. It seems so easy for them to just grab a pen and paper or their laptop and get carried away with their thoughts. It amazes me because they write so truthfully, so freely. It’s like they’re just there in front of you, talking to you... and it get’s really comforting, it feels good when you can connect in some way to what you’re reading..
So, then again I said to myself that hey, it’s not yet too late to start, right? This will be the beginning of the stories in my life that I would like to share with you as each day unfolds... read on...