Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Love and Life

I was cleaning the house and saw some of my stuffs in college (more than a decade). Inside my plastic envelope, I found a piece of paper where I copied an article entitled "Love and Life" from a book in the library which I forgot the title.

It hurts to love someone and not to be loved in return, but what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel. Maybe, God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be thankful for that gift. LOVE is when you take away the feeling, the passion, and the romance in the relationship and find out that you still care for that person.

One sad in life is when you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out in the end that it was never meant to be and you just have to let go. When the door of happiness closes, another opens. But oftentimes, we look to long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.

The best kind of friend is the one you can sit on the porch and swing with, never saying a word, and then walks away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had. It's true that we don't know what we've missing until it arrives. Giving all your love is never an assurance that someone will love you back. Don't expect LOVE in return. Just wait for it to grow in your heart, but if it doesn't, be content for you know that it somehow grew in your heart. There are things that you would love to hear that you would never hear from the person whom you would love to hear them from, but don't be so deaf as not to hear it from the one who says it from his heart. Never say goodbye if you still want to try. Never give if you still feel you can go on. Never say you don't love a person anymore if you can't let go. LOVE comes to those who still hope although they've been disappointed; with those who still believe although they've been betrayed; by those who still need to love although they've been hurt before; and to those who have the courage and faith to build trust again.

It gets only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone; but it takes a lifetime to forget someone. Don't go for looks, they can deceive. Don't go for wealth for even wealth fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it only takes a little smile to brighten your day. Hope you find the one who makes you smile. There are moments in life that you miss someone that you just want to pick him/her from your dream and hug him/her for real. Hope you dram of that special someone. Dream what you want to dream; go wherever you want to go; be what you want to be, because you only have one life and one chance to do all the things you ant to do. May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to amke you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy.

Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the person, too.. A careless word may kindle strife; a cruel word may wreck a life; a loving word may heal and bless. The beginning of love is to let those we love be just themselves and not twist them with our own image; otherwise, we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them. The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything  that comes in their way. Happiness lies in wait for those who cry, those who are hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried for only they can appreciate the importance of the people who have touched their lives. LOVE begins with a smile, grow with a kiss, and ends with tears. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. So live your life to the fullest so that when you die, you are the one smiling and everyone around you is crying. :)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Visiting my Hometown

It's been six months since the last time I went home in the province. This time would be so different. I will be traveling only with my baby. No husband since he is now working abroad, and no nanny with us since she has to go to school on Saturdays and she also has to take care of our dogs when I am away. I know that this won't be easy in my part since we will be commuting and I'll be bringing a backpack and a big trolley. I hope my baby will behave.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pickled Papaya

My papaya plants are bearing many fruits so I decided to make pickled papaya or better known as "papaya atchara" to sell to my friends and colleagues to earn extra money. I was able to make 4 quartz of it. Some I sold, and some I gave to my family and my hubby's relatives. My friends loved my pickled papaya so I'm planning to make more this weekend.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Officially an INATAY (inay+itay)

It's been a week since my husband left abroad. He decided to grab the opportunity to work abroad to be able to save for the future of our family. Making that decision was hard for the both of us. 

Things were really different now. I have to wake up very early in the morning to do the household chores my husband used to do such as feeding the dogs and cleaning their mess. I have to be a mother and a father to our one-year old baby boy. Although I have a nanny for my baby, I always manage to be a hands on mom when I am at home. The nanny's role is to take care of the baby while I am at work. 

I am still in the period of adjustment as well as my baby. I know he is wondering why he haven't seen his "papa" for a week now. He always say papa especially when he sees a man. I know he missed his father they way I do. Especially when he wakes up in the morning, he used to lean on his papa's tummy while his papa rubs his head while talking to him. I always show my baby the picture of his papa and taught him to kiss and hug the picture. Now, whenever I hand him the picture, he would immediately smile at it, kiss and hugs the picture. I know that things are still not okay but I know that sooner or later we will get use to it and everything will be okay. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Baby's New Sleeping Buddy

Got a package yesterday from my husband's aunt in Bacolod. Inside was a huge gorilla stuff toy for CeeJay which was sent by my brother in-law in the States. There were also other goodies for all of us. My baby was already sound asleep when we reached home that night and he was not able to see his new toy. So I just placed the big stuff toy beside him. early this morning when he woke up, he was surprised to see the big gorilla beside him. I thought he'll be frightened since it's bigger than him, but I was wrong. He just stared at the toy for few seconds, smiled, touched the face of the gorilla, and said "ngee". That was just his reaction and then he keeps on grabbing the big gorilla toy.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Take It or Leave It?

Just this afternoon, my boss called  me and asked me to read the message in his mobile phone. I had already the instinct that this is something about the vacant secretary position of his immediate superior and I was right. I read the message and I just simply smiled. My boss asked me if it is okay for me and without hesitations, I firmly said "No". My boss asked me again several times and said it's just temporary and I will be back to to my original work after a month, after his boss hire a new secretary. I was almost about to be convinced but I really stick to my decision and let my boss understand my reason. I am not capable to be his immediate superior's secretary since I cannot come to office early because I have to take care of the baby, I am really an oblivious type of person and I know it takes a person who's memory retention is almost perfect :), and I am a person who doesn't know how to keep quiet whenever a person scolds me without a clear reason. My boss' immediate superior is known to have a cranky attitude and I don't want to be stressed. Glad, my boss understand my side.

Monday, January 7, 2013

CeeJay's Big One!

My baby turned 1 yesterday. We are so thankful to God for the life of our baby and for making him super healthy. We even thank God for the success of our baby's first birthday party, for the provision, and for the people who love and care for our little angel.

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