Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cancel flu shot appointment.

I called Kaiser today to cancel Maddies flu booster shot appointment tomorrow because of her cold and re-scheduled it. Though, she is feeling a little better today but the nurse said that when Maddie is totally better then they can give it. Also, hubby and I are also feeling better. After resting well and taking some vitamins it help.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Back to work for hubby.

After a long trip and not much sleep hubby is not ready to go back to work but he has to. He wasn't able to sleep well last night because MAddie was awake all night long and been sleeping in the morning. She is still experiencing jet lag and hubby is paying the price. No sleep and still has to work. Right now hubby and I are not feeling too good also. Stress can really lower your immune system. Now I am having runny nose. Hopefully a good rest will help.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy 2 years birthday Caroline.

Today, they are celebrating Carolines birthday in Talibon. It would have been nice to attend but we have not plan it right. Anyway, I hope you will have a happy and memorable birthday Caroline and wish you more birthday, good health and happiness in life. Take care and hope Maddiewill see you again soon. Best wishes.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Arrived in Denver and lost out luggage.

We lost our luggage. we don't know what happen because we check it in personally in LAX after being inspected by customs and then when we arrived here in Denver we couldn't find out bags. What a nightmare. It is fressing cold outside and we don't have jackets. We wrapped Maddie with a blanket that the customer service gave us because we told them that we don't have any jackets. Anyway, they will make a follow up and will deliver our luggage once it arrive.

Going back to Denver.

Today, is our flight back to Denver. It was sad leaving my family again. They sent us to the airport. Everybody we're there except my father who can't come because of his condition. All seems fine and happy for our visit and sad because we're leaving. Maddie seems to be in good spirit considering how she is feeling. She still has cold and watery eyes but still playful. We bid goodbye and started going inside for check in. It was a nice, happy, short but unforgettable experience to see my family. Who knows when I can go home again. Hopefully soon.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Getting a cold.

The day before we left Talibon Maddie had a runny nose and watery eyes. I said oh my, this is going to be bad considering will be flying back to Denver tomorrow. She was very cranky at times. No matter how she feel she still play running and shouting with her cousin Caroline and that's what aggravate her coughing. I hope she'll feel better soon.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Welcome to talibon.

We arrived in Talibon at about 4:00pm via a boat. I was so happy seeing my father. By the way it's his birthday today and so we have a little party with relatives and friends. Maddie enjoyed seeing the roaster outside. Anyway, the rain started pouring as soon as we got home and it was so humid that you can't stop sweating. Everybody was there except my brother who has work and will be home the following Friday. It's nice to be home again.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Welcome to the Philippines.

Yepey, finally we got here in Cebu after 27 hours in the plane and some lay over. I am glad we are here. When we landed the rain starts pouring. Outside the airport my family we're waiting for us. We are so happy to see them. We rode a taxi to Marriot and rest there for a little bit before going to Ayala Center and find something to eat. We are all exhausted from the trip that we didn't even bother to eat dinner. Also Maddie was very sleepy. I woke up at midnight and went to the room where my family stay. They we're sleeping already and so I just went back to our room and continued sleeping. In the morning we have to get ready to catch the boat at noon.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The day of our flight to the Philippines.

We are getting ready today for our flight to the Philippines. We have to be in the airport at 1:00pm. Also Super Shuttle will pick us up at that time. We are really excited and I am also anxious very it's very far and travelling with a baby. I don't know what to expect but for sure it will be a tiring and long trip. I just hope that everything will be fine and Maddie will be in goo health.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Going to the mall.

Yesterday, we went to Southwest Mall and took some of Maddie's picture riding the big Builder. It was nice looking at her enjoying the ride and laughing out loud. She had a good time. The bad thing was it was already closing and so we have to leave. For sure we'll come back later and let her enjoy and take her time playing. Here are some of her pictures.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Birthday party for Maddie.

Maddie's birthday party is going to be held in the Philippines when we go on our vacation. My mom already plan for it and she will pay for al the expenses. Yehey, lucky us we don't have to pay for it. Well, we dp catering and they will do all the work. we just have to go to the venue and that's it. I want to rest on that vacation and not get busy preparing for party. Anyway, hope everything will be fine with God's will and we will enjoy our trip.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Excited for the trip.

We are all excited for our trip to the Philippines and so are my family. They can't wait to see little Maddie. Also, my niece is very excited to play with Maddie. They are only 1 year apart and so they might have a good time playing with each other. My mom wanted to buy a camcorder to record her granddaughters meeting for the first time and their moments playing. But let's see. If not there's always a camera that hubby is going to take.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Getting vaccinated for the trip.

Hubby has to go to Kaiser today to have his Tetanus and Hepatitis A vaccine. He had it when he was still in the military but the nurse in Kaiser said that it has to be updated. It's been a long time since hubby had it and so it might not protect him anymore. So, hubby went their today for his shot.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Talking with my family.

Last night I talked to my mom and my sister at home. They are doing just fine and they bought a new TV. The old one where I bought it in 2000 is not working anymore. Something exploded I think because of not resting. My father likes to turn it on from morning till the following day and sleep watching TV. That's probably why it exploded. Something burn so it needed a new one I guess. Now, they like their new Samsung TV.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Nothing much.

Being Monday there's nothing much to do today. Over the weekend we spent most of the time outside home. We start buying things for our trip so that we ave everything we needed. Today, Maddie and I plan on sleeping in and start packing our stuff when we can. Daddy has to work and might come home late. Happy Monday everyone.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Going to Babie's R Us.

Today, we need to go to Babies R Us to buy some diaper for Maddie. We still have a few left but it's nice to have more when you need it. We usually buy it there because we think that it's cheaper. Who knows. Diapers are very expensive baby item just like milk. Also, I already ordered online Maddie's Elecare milk to take to the Philippines. Hopefully, we'll get it before we go. Have a pleasant Sunday guys.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lazy to cook tonight.

After hubby came from biking we decided to go eat out in Country Buffet because I was lazy to cook tonight. I mean I gave myself some break from cooking. I guess I'm tired eating my food. Sometimes cooking everyday for the whole week seems boring though it's not good to eat out often but eating once in a while is not too bad at all. We had some menudo again and some freshly baked hot bread. It was good but I ate too much and that's was bad because it's late already when we went there and now I'm still digesting. I never learn anything from eating out. Have a good night guys.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Good weather in Denver.

Right now we are in the 70's. It's really good to be outside but Maddie is taking her afternoon nap right now. Maybe whe she wakes up we can go for a walk. Also, I want to go to target to buy some chocolates which are on sale right now. I can take it to the Philippines to give. For sure they will like it specially the kids. Have a wonderful afternoon guys.

Monday, November 2, 2009

A visit from a cousin.

I called my sister in the Philippines today and she told me that my cousin is there right now visiting. He is their to attend the All Souls day and visit my grandmother's grave. They are having a little get together while I called and so I was able to talk with everyone. It sounded like they are having fun. Tomorrow, he is going back to Cebu with his sister riding in a boat for four hours. It's quite a slow boat ride. My brother also leaves tomorrow but at night. He has to work the following day.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Family reunion.

My family and relatives are having a family reunion this month. They ask me if me, my mom and family are going to attend the said reunion but we can't. We have already purchased our airline ticket last February and we have to pay for re-booking fee if we change the date. It would have been nice if we knew ahead of time so that we can plan accordingly. Anyway, maybe next time. God's willing.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Packaged arrived.

My sister told me today that she received the first package that I sent them. I was worried that they might not received it because of the typhoon and the flooding that is happening right now in the Philippines. It's very unfortunate. I hope and pray that it's going to be over because food, commodities and the way of living over their is now very expensive especially that the crop has affected. Anyway, the package arrived safely and I hope the other package will arrive soon without problem. Let's pray for the safety to all of our family, friends, relatives and to all Filipinos out there.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My aunt and uncle went to the Philippines.

I just heard from my mom that my aunt and uncle who lives in California went to the Philippines to visit their daughter who just gave birth to a baby girl. They are going to stay there for three weeks. They also plan on giving a baptism to their grandaughter. They are very excited to see the baby and to be with their daughter. Hope all is well for them. Have a happy trip my dearest aunt and uncle.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Talking with my sister.

I just called my sister Hazel to let her know that my aunt and uncle are going to visit Davao to see their grandaughter. She said that she is looking forward to seeing them again and will be their to visit them as soon as they arrived. She will take her daughter Caroline for them to see her. It's been a while since my aunt and uncle saw Caroline and my niece was really excited to know. She knows that she will receive something from my aunt, that is why. My aunt likes her because she is a very loving kid. She likes to hug and kiss my aunt a lot.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wants a bike.

My niece Caroline was asking a bike for her birthday. Though it's still in December but she was already asking my aunt for a bike. Well, my aunt is going home soon and so she promised to buy her. She is really excited when my aunt comes home so that she can ride her bike. Pretty soon Caroline.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Going to Saudi.

My cousin who just finish her Nursing degree and got pregnant is applying for a job in Saudi. I've heard from my sister that that cousin is now waiting for her job order. Good for her. She probably realized how hard to raised a baby without a job and the father of the baby is just earning minimum. Now, she wants to go abroad and leave the baby to the father. Good luck cousin. May you find what you are seeking for in the foreign land.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Allergy specialist appointment.

On Thursday is our appointment to see an allergy specialist for our little Maddie. They found out that she has egg white and peanut allergy. I hope she will outgrow this because most of our food are processed in a manufacturer that also process peanuts. Just a little of it can trigger their allergy. Hopefully, everything will turn out just fine. I'll keep an update. Help us pray guys.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I hate smoking.

I always hate smoking or be near with people who smoke. Whenever I smell cigarette smoke my head starts to ache right away. Just like smelling perfume also bur smoking is the worst. I needed to take pain medicine just to get rid of the pain. I don't know why some people likes to smoke when they know that it's not good for them. I guess it's the addiction of the nicotine. Well, good luck to them.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Quite type brother.

My brother went to my hometown this weekend. They have a holiday that falls on s Monday and so he was able to spend more time in there. When I called I was able to talk to him. My father said that my brother is always in his room facing the computer all the time. He only go out to eat and when he is tired but most of the time he is inside downloading movies and stuff. Anyway, he is been like that. Quite type and shy. No wonder he doesn't have a girlfriend till now. He is not a bad looking guy. In fact when he lived in Davao a lot of girls liked him but I don't know what he likes. Good luck bro.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Madeleine meets Caroline.

I am really excited with our up coming vacation to the Philippines because Maddie and my niece Caroline is going to meet for the first time. Hopefully, with God's blessings. I pray that he shower us with good health especially my Maddie. Also, my mom is very excited and we might have a get together and blessings over there. Still hoping and praying that this time we can go home.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

10 Ways to Marry the Wrong Person.

I got this from a friend and I would like to share this to everyone. Maybe someone reading this i about to get married and learn something out of this. Watch out it is quite true.

With the divorce rate over 50 percent, too many are apparently making a
serious mistake in deciding who to spend the rest of their life with. To avoid
becoming a "statistic," try to internalize these 10 insights.
#1. You pick the wrong person because you expect him/her to change after you're married. The classic mistake. Never marry potential. The golden rule is, if you can't be happy with the person the way he or she is now, don't get married. As a colleague of mine so wisely put it, "You actually can expect people to change after their married... for the worst!" So when it comes to the other person's spirituality, character, personal hygiene, communication skills, and personal habits, make sure you can live with these as they are now.
#2. You pick the wrong person because you focus more on chemistry
than on character. Chemistry ignites the fire, but good character
keeps it burning. Beware of the "I'm in love" syndrome. "I'm in
love" often means, "I'm in lust." Attraction is there, but have you
carefully checked out this person's character? Here are four
character traits to definitely check for: Humility: Does this person
believe that "doing the right thing" is more important than personal
comfort? Kindness: Does this person enjoy giving pleasure to other
people? How does s/he treat people s/he doesn't have to be nice to?
Does s/he do volunteer work? Give charity? Responsibility: Can I
depend on this person to do what s/he says s/he's going to do?
Happiness: Does this person like himself? Does s/he enjoy life? Is
s/he emotionally stable? Ask yourself: Do I want to be more like
this person? Do I want to have a child with this person? Would I
like my child to turn out like him or her?
#3. You pick the wrong person because the man doesn't understand what a woman needs most. Men and women have unique emotional needs, and more often than not, it is the man who just doesn't "get it." Jewish tradition places the onus on the man to understand the emotional needs of a woman and to satisfy them. The unique need of a woman is to be loved -- to feel that she is the most important person in her husband's life. The husband needs to give her consistent, quality attention. This is most apparent in Judaism's approach to sexual intimacy. The Torah obligates the husband to meet the sexual needs of his wife. Sexual intimacy is always on the woman's terms. Men are goal-oriented, especially when it comes this area. As a wise woman once pointed out, "Men have two speeds: on and off." Women are experience-oriented. When a man is able to switch gears and become more experience-oriented, he will discover what makes his wife very happy. When the man forgets about his own needs and focuses on giving his wife pleasure, amazing things happen.
#4. You choose the wrong person because you do not share a common
life goals and priorities. There are three basic ways we connect
with another person: 1. chemistry and compatibility 2. share common
interests 3. share common life goal. Make sure you share the deeper
level of connection that sharing life goals provide. After marriage,
the two of you will either grow together or grow apart. To avoid
growing apart, you must figure out what you're "living for," while
you're single -- and then find someone who has come to the same
conclusion as you. This is the true definition of a "soul mate." A
soul mate is a goal mate -- two people who ultimately share the same
understanding of life's purpose and therefore share the same
priorities, values and goals.
#5. You choose the wrong person because you get involved sexually too quickly. Sexual involvement before the commitment of marriage can be a big problem because it often precludes a fully honest exploration of important issues. Sexual involvement tends to cloud one's mind. And a clouded mind is not inclined to make good decisions. Of all the studies done on divorce, sexual incompatibility is never cited as a main factor. It is not necessary to take a "test drive" in order to find out if a couple is sexually compatible. If you do your homework and make sure you are intellectually and emotionally compatible, you don't have to worry about sexual compatibility.
#6. You pick the wrong person because you do not have a deeper
emotional connection with this person. To evaluate whether you have
a deeper emotional connection or not, ask: "Do I respect and admire
this person?" This does not mean, "Am I impressed by this person?"
We are impressed by a Mercedes. We do not respect someone because
they own a Mercedes. You should be impressed by qualities of
creativity, loyalty, determination, etc. Also ask: "Do I trust this
person?" This also means, "Is he/she emotionally stable? Do I feel I
can rely on him/her?
#7. You pick the wrong person because you choose someone with whom you don't feel emotionally safe. Ask yourself the following questions: Do I feel calm, peaceful and relaxed with this person? Can I fully be myself and express myself with this person? Does this person make me feel good about myself? Do you have a really close friend who does make you feel this way? Make sure the person you marry makes you feel the same way! Are you afraid of this person in any way? You should not feel you need to monitor what you say because you are afraid of how the other person will view it. If you're afraid to express your feelings and opinions openly, there's a problem with the relationship. Be on the look out for someone who is always trying to change you. Another aspect of feeling safe is that you don't feel the other person is trying to control you. Controlling behaviors are a sign of an abusive person. Be on the look out for someone who is always trying to change you. There's a big difference between "controlling" and "making suggestions." A suggestion is made for your benefit; a control statement is made for their benefit.
#8. You pick the wrong person because you don't put everything on
the table. Anything that bothers you about the relationship must be
brought up for discussion. Bringing up the uncomfortable stuff is
the only way to evaluate how well the two of you communicate,
negotiate, and work together. Over the course of a lifetime,
difficulties will inevitably arise. You need to know now, before
making a commitment: Can you resolve your differences and find
compromises that work for both of you? Never be afraid to let the
person know what bothers you. This is also a way for you to test how
vulnerable you can be with this person. If you can't be vulnerable,
then you can't be intimate. The two go hand in hand.
#9. You pick the wrong person because you use the relationship to escape from personal problems and unhappiness. If you are unhappy and single, you'll probably be unhappy and married, too. Marriage does not fix personal, psychological and emotional problems. If anything, marriage will exacerbate them. If you are not happy with yourself and your life, take responsibility to fix it now while you are single. You'll feel better, and your future spouse will thank you.
#10. You pick the wrong person because he/she is involved in a
triangle. To be "triangulated" means a person is emotionally
dependent on someone or something else while trying to develop
another relationship. A person who hasn't separated from his or her
parents is the classic example of triangulation. People can also be
triangulated with things as well, such as work, drugs, Internet,
hobbies, sports or money. Be careful that you and your partner are
free of triangles. The person caught in the triangle cannot be fully
emotionally available to you. You will not be their number one
priority. And that's no basis for a marriage. "Life isn't about the
breaths we take, it's about the moments that take our breath away!"

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Talking with my family.

I called my family in the Philippines and I was able to talk with my father. He was happy to talk to me but gets easily tired. We talked for almost an hour and then Maddie started crying and so he said to give attention to Maddie first. Then I called back and my uncle (father's brother) came to visit. He is with his daughter. Anyway, I was able to talk to him too and he is looking forward to seeing us in our upcoming vacation.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My brother is going toTalibon.

My brother from Cebu working in Veco is going to visit my sister and father on Sunday. He only has Sunday off. He is working Monday thru Saturday and so it's not easy for him to visit all the time. Though Cebu and Bohol is near but he got no time. Whenever he go visit he can't relax the following day and still has to work. Anyway, I am happy that he is going to see my father and sister. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Monday, August 10, 2009

My cousin is going to have a surgery.

My cousin who is working as a nurse in Dubai left a message in my tag board that her younger brother is going to have an operation again with his jaw bone. When he was in the Philippines he was operated already twice and now is the third time. It seems that the jaw bone keeps on growing and that is why it is needed to be operated. They also want biopsy done. Anyway, they are asking for our prayers. So, please whoever is reading this please pray for him. Thank you all.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My cousin is getting married.

My cousin in Davao is going to get married in December. His fiance is going home from New York for the wedding. The fiance invited me for the said wedding but unfortunately I'll be back here already. My mom might be able to attend she said if invited because her vacation is until January of next year. Hope, you have a lovely wedding Rogie boy.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My aunt and uncle is going home.

My cousin gave birth to a baby girl and so my aunt and uncle are going home to Davao to see their granddaughter. Their flightis on September 9 and will be there for three weeks. Good for them. Hope our vacation is a long one too but unfortunately it's only two week. Well, that's better rather than not going home at all. Anyway, hope you have a wonderful trip to the Philippines and enjoy your granddaughter.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A few thoughts about marriage

I got this from a friend and I would recommend you to read this. It's nice and true. Have fun reading.

I have never met a man who didn't want to be loved. But I have seldom
met a man who didn't fear marriage. Something about the closure seems
constricting, not enabling. Marriage seems easier to understand for what
it cuts out of our lives than for what it makes possible within our

When I was younger this fear immobilized me. I did not want to make a
mistake. I saw my friends get married for reasons of
social acceptability, or sexual fever, or just because they thought
it was the logical thing to do. Then I watched, as they and their
partners became embittered and petty in their dealings with each other.
I looked at older couples and saw, at be! st, mutual toleration of each
other. I imagined a lifetime of loveless nights and bickering days and
could not imagine subjecting myself or someone else to such a fate.

And yet, on rare occasions, I would see old couples who somehow seemed
to glow in each other's presence. They seemed really in love, not just
dependent upon each other and tolerant of each other's foibles.

It was an astounding sight, and it seemed impossible. How, I asked
myself, can they have survived so many years of sameness, so much
irritation at the others habits? What keeps love alive in them, when
most of us seem unable to even stay together, much less love each other?

The central secret seems to be in choosing well. There is something to
the claim of fundamental compatibility. Good people can create a bad
relationship, even though they both dearly want the relationship to
succeed. It is important to find someone with whom you can create a
good relationship from the outset. Unfortunately, it is hard to
see clearly in the early stages.

Sexual hunger draws you to each other and colors the way you see
yourselves together. It blinds you to the thousands of little things by
which relationships eventually survive or fail. You need to find a way
to see beyond this initial overwhelming sexual fascination. Some people
choose to involve themselves sexually and ride out the most heated
period of sexual attraction in order to see what is on the other side.

This can work, but it can also leave a trail of wounded hearts. Others
deny the sexual side altogether in an attempt to get to know each other
apart from their sexuality. But they cannot see clearly, because the
presence of unfulfilled sexual desire looms so large that it keeps them
from having any normal perception of what life would be like together.

The truly lucky people are the ones who manage to become long-time
friends before they realize they are attracted to each other. They get
to know each other's laughs, passions, sadness, and fears. They see each
other at their worst and at their best. They share time together before
they get swept up into the entangling intimacy of their sexuality.

This is the ideal, but not often possible. If you fall under the spell
of your sexual attraction immediately, you need to look beyond it for
other keys to compatibility. One of these is laughter. Laughter tells
you how much you will enjoy each others company over the long term.

If your laughter together is good and healthy, and not at the expense of
others, then you have a healthy relationship to the world. Laughter is
the child of surprise. If you can make each other laugh, you can always
surprise each other. And if you can always surprise each other, you can
always keep the world around you new.

Beware of a relationship in which there is no laughter. Even the most
intimate relationships based only on seriousness have a tendency to turn
sour. Over time, sharing a common serious viewpoint on the world tends
to turn you against those who do not share the same viewpoint, and your
relationship can become based on being critical together.

After laughter, look for a partner who deals with the world in a way you
respect. When two people first get together, they tend to see their
relationship as existing only in the space between the two of them. They
find each other endlessly fascinating, and the overwhelming power of the
emotions they are sharing obscures the outside world. As the
relationship ages and grows, the outside world becomes important again.
If your partner treats people or circumstances in a way you can't
accept, you will inevitably come to grief.Look ! at the way she cares
for others and deals with the daily affairs of life. If that makes you
love her more, your love will grow. If it does not, be careful. If you
do not respect the way you each deal with the world around you,
eventually the two of you will not respect each other.

Look also at how your partner confronts the mysteries of life. We live
on the cusp of poetry and practicality, and the real life of the heart
resides in the poetic. If one of you is deeply affected by the mystery
of the unseen in life and relationships, while the other is drawn only
to the literal and the practical, you must take care that the distance
does not become an unbridgeable gap that leaves you each feeling
isolated and misunderstood.

There are many other keys, but you must find them by yourself. We all
have unchangeable parts of our hearts that we will not betray and
private commitments to a vision of life that we will not deny. If you
fall in love with someone who cannot nourish those inviolable parts of
you, or if you cannot nourish them in her, you will find yourselves
growing further apart until you live in separate worlds where you share
the business of life, but never touch each other where the heart lives
and dreams. From there it is only a small leap to the cataloging of
petty hurts a! nd daily failures that leaves so many couples bitter and
unsatisfied with their mates.

So choose carefully and well. If you do, you will have chosen a partner
with whom you can grow, and then the real miracle of marriage cantake
place in your hearts. I pick my words carefully when I speak of a
miracle. But I think it is not too strong a word. There is a miracle in
marriage. It is called transformation. Transformation is one of the most
common events of nature. The seed becomes the flower. The cocoon becomes
the butterfly. Winter becomes spring and love becomes a child. We never
question these, because we see them around us every day. To us they are
not miracles, though if we did not know them they would be impossible to

Marriage is a transformation we choose to make. Our love is planted like
a seed, and in time it begins to flower. We cannot know the flower that
will blossom, but we can be sure that a bloom will come.

If you have chosen carefully and wisely, the bloom will be good. If you
have chosen poorly or for the wrong reason, the bloom will be flawed.

We are quite willing to accept the reality of negative transformation in
a marriage. It was negative transformation that always had me terrified
of the bitter marriages that I feared when I was younger. It never
occurred to me to question the dark miracle that transformed love into
harshness and bitterness. Yet I was unable to accept the possibility
that the first heat of love could be transformed into something positive
that was actually deeper and more meaningful than the heat of fresh
passion. All I could believe in was the power of this passion and the
fear that when it cooled I would be left with something lesser and

But there is positive transformation as well. Like
negative transformation, it results from a slow accretion of
little things. But instead of death by a thousand blows, it is growth by
a thousand touches of love. Two histories intermingle. Two separate
beings, two separate presence, two separate consciousness come together
and share a view of life that passes before them. They remain separate,
but they also become one. There is an expansion of awareness, not a
closure! and a constriction, as I had once feared. This is not to say
that there is not tension and there are not traps. Tension and traps are
part of every choice of life, from celibate to monogamous to having
multiple lovers. Each choice contains within it the lingering doubt that
the road not taken somehow more fruitful and exciting, and each becomes
dulled to the richness that it alone contains.

But only marriage allows life to deepen and expand and be leavened by
the knowledge that two have chosen, against all odds, to become one.
Those who live together without marriage can know the pleasure of shared
company, but there is a specific gravity in the marriage commitment that
deepens that experience into something richer and more complex.

So do not fear marriage, just as you should not rush into it for the
wrong reasons. It is an act of faith and it contains within it the power
of transformation. If you believe in your heart that you have found
someone with whom you are able to grow, if you have sufficient faith
that you can resist the endless attraction of the road not taken and the
partner not chosen, if you have the strength of heart to embrace the
cycles and seasons that your love will experience, then you may be ready
to seek the miracle that marriage offers. If not, then wait. The easy
grace ! of a marriage well made is worth your patience. When the time
comes, a thousand flowers will bloom...endlessly.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cleaning time.

At last I was able to do some cleaning today. Last weekend was just busy and not staying at home. We been out most of the day and when we're home I need to be with Maddie. Our priority in life. So, I was just finishing my laundry. Need to fold it though and then do cooking for dinner. Got to go.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

It's Sunday.

Once again, Sunday's here and tomorrow is going to be a work day for hubby. The last day of the week usually is not so fun thinking that you need to work tomorrow. We thought of going to the mountain today but the weather is not that great and I've heard from a friend the the elevation out there can make your baby vomit. I don't want that to happen to Maddie. We thought of going to Mt. Evans but it's too hight 14,000feet in elevation. Maybe will plan something else. I need to clean the house also if I have time.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy TGIF guys.

It's Friday once again. A time to relax for hubby and spend with Maddie. I always look forward to the weekend and the off Friday for hubby. I like having him around the house and spending time with him. We don't usually do a lot of things just hanging around here or watching a movie. Most of the time we go out to the store or the mall just to stroll around but it felt relaxing. Most often we do eat out on the weekend and that's why I like it too. In fact tomorrow we are going to eat in a buffet place again. What a wondeful day and life to live.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Have a good afternoon.

Sharing to you this lovely black butterfly.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday household day.

I would certainly like to do household chores on the weekend specially huby is here to help watch Maddie but it never happen. He is always busy and we are always out on the weekend. By the time we are at home I have to feed Maddie or put her to bed. So, I never get into cleaning or doing laundry. So, tday being Monday I have to do household chores and I think I like it because I don't have to tell hubby to watch Maddie. I just wait until she sleep or put her in a walker and start doing chores. She likes following me around the house. That's good too.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Great wall buffet.

Hubby and I ate at Great Wall buffet because I was really craving for some chinese food. It's been a while since I ate one because as much as possible hubby doens't want to eat chinese. He said it's too salty and fatty but I was able to convince him and I was so happy we went. I was so full. I ate a lot of seafood, shrimp and clamps shell. For sure I'll be back later in time. Also a friend invited me to go to Colorado Spring to eat in a chinese buffet over there. She said that there's a good chinese buffet in there that has leg crabs with lot's of food choices. I wish I can go. Let's see.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Free pass on most National parks.

Hubby told me that this coming July 18 and 19 is a free weekend again to go to sme National Park. If you like to have a free entrance then it might be the right time to go see the Rocky Mountain National park this weekend. Hubby said that we are going and I forgot that my friend invited me for a house warming that time. Let's see what happens.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy fourth of July.

Happy Independence day America. Today, was a busy day because early in the morning hubby has to drive her mom and sister to the airport. After that, we ate our BBQ and walk outside with Maddie just to see what is happening outside. Nothing much though a lot of cars started parking in the parking lot outside our community. They usually park there to see the fireworks later in the golf course area. For us, we just have to stay at home and watch the fireworks in the comfort of our master's bedroom. You can see everything in there up high. Sometimes the bang is so loud and scary. No wonder Maddie didn't like it. Have a wonderful fourth of July guys. Enjoy your holiday.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Maddie just turn 8 months.

Oh my, time flies so fast and Maddie just turn eight months. She is getting bigger everyday. Thanks God for the blessings and good health. Anyway, I remember she was just a baby and now she can crawl and stand. Later on without realizing she is going to be walking and asking lot's of questions and of course things. Here I come daddy, buy me this and buy me that. Well, I'm so happy I am there always with her developments. I didn't regret not working just caring for my precious little Maddie.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fixing the house in Talibon

My mom is trying to finish the house in Talibon in preparation for our trip home. But there's a lot of things to be done and you know money is low. If I have a job I could have help but I told her as long as its close and no mosqueto's can bite Maddie. What happen was when I was still working my mom and I decided to have our house renovated but later she just have it fully demolished and put up a new one. It was an old house already and no maintenance so really is needed lot's for repair which is more than the cost of just demolishing it. They started working it last year but then I got pregnant and stop working and so my mom was the only one putting up the money. When the house is close that is decent to live we stop the work. But now that we are going home and huby and MAddie is going we need to put the tiles and the screen. Also close everthing for the AC. MAddie really needs it. She sweats a lot. Anyway, hope everythings done before we go home.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Talking with my sister.

I called my sister and we chat for a while. She said that they are very excited for our up coming trip. My father said that if there's still some cases of swine flu then we might just stick around the house avoid crowded environment especially with Maddie being with us. It means we might not to go the mall or beach resort. What a flu, it's going to destroy our vacation. Anyway, we have to monitor though before we go home if it's safe. I don't want to get stuck for five days quarantine. In that case all of our vacations days is over because we are going to be there for 14 days only. What a waste of money hug? Well, hubby needs to work. Next time when Maddie is a bit older maybe well stay for a long time. We too are excited sister and hope we can really go home with God's will.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ma and Pa

This picture was taken on Jeanette's wedding last year 2008 of May. My mom went home to attend the wedding. I'm supposed to be there too. Got the ticket already but my morning sickness was too much that I have to cancel my flight. I wish I could have attended the wedding but I'm happy Maddie is healthy too. We'll be going home this year with hubby to see them anyway. Hubby bought the tickets already. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Friday, June 19, 2009

My brother and my niece

This is my brother Aldwin and my niece Mary Hanzel Caroline. I haven't see her in person yet but maybe this year on our up coming Philippine trip. I am looking forward to this trip because Maddie and Caroline are going to see each other and play. Although Caroline is going to be a year older than Maddie but the difference is not a lot. For sure they will have a good time.

My little brother is now working in VECO cebu as IT. He just transfered from Davao lights. Hope everything's fine with him.

Just a pose of him outside our house in the nepa hut. Oh, I missed them so much. Hope we can really go home this year to be with them. See you soon.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

High school batch reunion

This are my classmates back in high school. They ahd a class reunion in 2008 but I was able to go home because of my pregnancy. Had the ticket to go home but it was too difficult for me. For sure they had a good time. It would have been nice o each them and eat that lechon. Oh delicious!!Maybe next time.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Talibon, Bohol

Talibon is a 1st class minicipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. It lies on the northwestern coast of Bohol. 114.8 km. from tagbilaran City. land area of 177.04 sq. km. And has a population census of 59,274 people.
This is the church where I usually attend mass every Sunday and Wednesday for the novena for the catholic school where I attended in high school. It's fiest celebration is every last Saturday of the month of May. It's a big celebration of my hometown that people all over the world goback to this hometown just to attend that celeration.

Friday, June 12, 2009

My life story

I am the eldest daughter in the family of six. I have two sister's and one brother. I grow up in my hometown Talibon, Bohol where I studied my elementary and high school education then I went to the city, Cebu to proceed with my Bachelor's degree. After that I worked in a telecommunications company in Cebu for five years. The company closed in 2000 and so I decided on going into business. I opened a pharmacy in Mandaue after that. I operated it for almost 2 years before I decided to come here in the US of A. I worked in California for almost three years before I decided to get married with my loving and caring husband and moved to Colorado. Later in 2008 I got pregnant and blessed with our bundle of joy, Maddie. Now, I am living in this beautiful and colorful Colorado with my family.