Monday, June 28, 2010

A Friend so Beautiful Inside and Out

If there's one person, other than my hubby, I feel good when I'm with - it's none other than my friend, the author of the very popular blog, Mr. Orman Ortega Manansala.

With him, I feel very much comfortable. With his blog, I get to smile more often and how I secretly wished I was like him!

He's fun to be with. He's got that irresistible beauty and confidence. Indeed, a friend who is so beautiful inside and out.

He's my endorphin-trigger. That's why I have a stress free life now.

He's my cuddly teddy bear. A hug and a buzz from him usually make my day brighter even if we don't see each other that much.

This is
Orman and I hope and pray he'll stay this way forever.

Happy blogoversary master blogger! Remember the first time we hung out together? we didn't flew that high ;-) But now, you're the most beautiful and charming flying blogger I have ever known! Proof? please try on this LINK!

Again, stay beautiful, my friend!
Continue inspiring us, your blogger friends. . .
soar high with your generosity and aura of fearless confidence!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Whooping Two Weeks of My Life!

It has been two weeks since I posted an article on this blog. It's been two weeks also since our 18th wedding anniversary and the idea of spending a night in a cozy restaurant with my husband has not been materialized yet. Wheeeew! Indeed, these two weeks has been a roller coaster ride of emotions and all for me. One thing, I missed also during this hiatus is of course, blogging!

Barely hours before my hubby's D day, I was at Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City for official business reasons. The experience was something because I was again able to meet a big boss from Manila and it has became a sort of catching up with some good old friends too from the Office where I formerly belonged.

Upon returning to beloved Gensan, the author had the pleasure of being a part of the team who facilitated the 10-day Basic Safety Training for our displaced fishermen. It has been fulfilling on my part even if it meant lesser precious time with my hubby and kids. Even then, I had no regrets because I know what we did was something that gave a glimmer of hope in finding a new job/opportunity for our workers who lost their jobs because of the ongoing fish ban. The activity also enabled me to gain new friends and having the chance of learning a lesson or two from all of them.
After the BST, I was occupied with the needs of my kids for the opening of classes. After almost exhausting all my energy, a very sad event suddenly occurred. My kids pet "Yin Yin" died and the cries and bewailing of my children when we buried Yinyin made my heart bleed.

Another heartbreaking thing happened and this time, I felt numbness all over my body. A cousin left us to join our Creator. Tears flowed, heartbreaks abound, longing feeling engulfed us all. . . But I know everything happened for a reason, reasons we can't fathom as of this very moment..

Yesterday, I woke up with a smile on my face as I saw my basil plants starting to sprout with healthy leaves!

Also yesterday, I stood as witness as two persons very dear to me said their I dos before God. We made it through the event if we're grieving and I thank God for this! Now I realize even more, to feel true happiness. . . excruciating pain or more must be felt also. . .

So many exciting stories waiting to be told...and I thank you dear readers for staying with me through this whooping two weeks of my life. . .

I'll make it up to you asap!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Birthday and Anniversary, Partner!

pre-birthday dinner with kids and nephews at Piyesta Bar

My beloved husband, Arnel, is celebrating his ___th birthday
and I wish him all the best today!

He's a good father to my half a dozen beautiful children
and a very responsible and thoughtful partner for me!

He supports me all the way
and I'm very grateful to God for giving him to me!

Tomorrow's another special day for us
because it's our 18th anniversary as couple in God's and people's eyes!

Months from now we'll become parents of a debutant
and for this blessing we give to God our boundless thanks!

We also thank God for giving us this not so picture perfect but beautiful life
we thank Him for the gift of friends and good life!

We may not be that perfect
but we're trying our best to be the best that we can be!

Looking forward to spending another eighteen long years of togetherness and bliss
with the person I got married to eighteen years ago.

Happy birthday and happy anniversary, partner!
I love you!