Monday, February 28, 2011

Today is the start of another work-week and so far, not busy yet. But hubby and I had our hands full earlier this morning as we cleaned our room and sorted our stuff. I didn't realize we have accumulated a lot of stuff (and junk) through the years. One of these days, I'll have to check my kids's clothes and see which of those still fit. Their cousins would definitely appreciate new clothes :)

Work mode again. Good night!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Firsts

I woke up early today even if I slept late. I guess I was just excited with our activities for the day. Hubby and I left for Lung Center's Sunday Market around 10am. We just wanted to eat lunch and buy langosteen and lemon again. We were surprised though when the market space was vacant. No cars were parked and just nothing. Hmmm...I thought they didn't transfer but anyway, we just went straight to Eton Centris as we heard there's also a Sunday market there.

It was our first time there and I'd say the place looks okay, there were a lot of stuff available but since it was already late, there weren't many choices anymore for langosteen. The prices are also higher compared to the one in Lung Center maybe because they pay more for the stall. We just ate lunch and bought some stuff then we headed to our next destination.

For the past few days, I have read a lot about Padre Pio. I've heard about him in the past but only recently did I get the chance to know him better through Girltalk. Since then, I wanted to grab the opportunity to visit St. Pio Chapel in Libis. The mass has started when we got there and it was packed so we stayed outside to finish the mass. After that, I went inside the chapel to stand in line for the anointing of holy oil. I then proceeded to Padre Pio's life-size statue but it turned out there was a very looong queue of devotees waiting for their chance too. I wrote my personal petition first and then patiently waited for my turn. Looking around the chapel, there were different types of people from all ages. That's how well-loved Padre Pio is. He was known to heal the sick and perform miracles before and after his death. When it was finally my turn, I felt a sense of relief when I touched his hand. It was like he took my worries and fears away. I silently prayed and stood there, holding his hand and everything felt fine.

Today, I have reaffirmed my faith in God. I am also thankful to have met Padre Pio and I know, through his intercession, nothing is impossible :) I will patiently wait for God's time and just relax. To quote him, "Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry." Amen.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thoughts on a Saturday Night

Movie night with the family. Hubby and I are both on leave from work so we'll make the most out of it. Just one movie though and it's a wrap for the kids :)

As for me, I have some planning to do because it's:

- Jamie's 2nd bday on March 12
- my Mom's on the 14
- mine on the 19th.

As we are on a tight budget because of our impending transfer to our new house, most probably we'll just have a simple celebration at home. What's important is the whole family will be together and of course, we can give thanks for another year added in to our lives :)

Like the past years, I become sentimental everytime my birthday draws near. I look back and reminisce what I have become through the years. Sometimes, I get disappointed with myself for not reaching the goals I have set. But I am learning to accept that things don't always go as planned and I can't get everything that I want. This realization makes me look forward to living my life and just be thankful that I am alive. Now that I have my own family, they are my inspiration and source of strength. Truly, life is beautiful to waste it with regrets. We live only once. Let's make the most out of it :)

Jesus, thank You for the gift of life.
I will sleep tonight and cast all my
fears and worries away. I read once,
"I am too blessed to be stressed."
So true :)

Good night!

Friday, February 25, 2011


This is my mantra from now on. Indeed, when we surrender everything to God, with the powerful intercession of Mama Mary and Padre Pio, He will give us everything that we need. In His perfect time :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

While everybody is busy rushing to the office, I am preparing to go to bed. Wow, what a night! Irate callers. Unbelievable clients. Back ache. All in a day's work.

Time for me to hit the sack. Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Good afternoon, world!

I just woke up, had late lunch and now, relaxing a little bit while the kids are still sleeping. Earlier today, hubby and I went to our new house and met with the contractor. Too bad the old one we spoke with before already left and can't work with us anymore. Sigh. The budget we prepared was according to his design and now, with the new contractor, we are overbudget and it worries me if we can still push through with our plans :(

I think we just need to set priorities and hopefully after we transfer, we can just finish the rest slowly but surely. I'm sure everything will fall in to place.

Monday, February 21, 2011

I have written down the things I need to get done today and yet, here I am, lounging in front of the computer, checking facebook and well, I just feel like relaxing. Maybe I can relax for a lil more. The past few weeks have been stressful, what with Jeremy's hospitalization, the audit report I had to finish in just a few days, and a lot more.

So yeah, I think I'll just take it easy today. Maybe watch My Amnesia Girl and then take a nap afterwards? Just a few hours more and it's back to work.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday bonding

I love Sundays. It's my rest day from work and I get to spend the whole day with the kids. Today, we are on a movie marathon ala Pixar. That is, the kids and I are watching movies by Pixar. Movies of the day are Ratatouille and Monsters Inc. We've watched these twice this day alone LOL! I bet the kids already memorized the lines and scenes :) I plan to call it a night after this movie though. Got to catch up with some serious sleep hehe!

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I got the chance to visit my blog today which unfortunately I have neglected due to my heavy workload. Now, I got more free time so hopefully, I'd get to write more often :)

Anyway, I tried to check my page rank today and guess what, I got PR2! Well, it's not very high like the other bloggers, but this is the first time I got a rank LOL! It is one motivation indeed to check out my blog frequently.

Got to catch some Zzzzzzs first as my shift ended 3 hours ago and I still have work tonight. I have a lot of stories next time :)

Happy weekend, y'all!

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