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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Work-Space Not in Place

I moved my office to my other room because I don't want my customers to hear the dogs bark from outside my apartment. Sometimes the trucks that are being parked outside make a lot of noise in the mornings and afternoons. So I had to spare myself and my customer from the background noise whenever I take calls for my work.

I really would love to work at the "office" because it's more roomy and it really feels like a work space. This other room I'm working at right now has piles of clothes which sometimes distracts me while working.

I am planning to go back to the other room maybe after the wedding and make it my official workplace. I just have to have enough money to make if feel like a workplace with primacoustic installed so that the noise from outside the office space will not be heard each time I take calls. I have to have enough budget for that. It's going to be a side project for now because me and my fiance are saving money for the wedding. We will have that plan worked out after our wedding.

For now, I will be contented making the other room my work-space and the office our temporary bedroom. I will make final decisions about my work-space and bedrooms after the wedding. So help us, God! :)

Monday, December 12, 2016

For Everything, I Am Grateful!

Earlier we celebrated our Church's Children's Worship Service (Pagsamba Ng Kabataan) Annual Thanksgiving day. 

The Church was filled with little boys and girls, some were accompanied by their parents, all dressed up for the occasion.

I was one of the teachers who delivered the sermon. It really was one of those moments I treasure most. I feel blessed that God has bestowed to me the gift to teach the younger generation to help strengthen their Faith and love for the Church and of course, love for the Almighty God.

This year's Thanksgiving day is extra special because it probably would be the last time I will have the opportunity to be at the pulpit and teach the little ones. After marriage, female teachers for Children's Worship Service like myself will not have the opportunity to teach the children at church anymore because we will have to take care of our household. There are still a lot of other church obligations I can choose from besides teaching the kids to keep myself active at our church locale. I'm looking forward to other church obligation but I will certainly miss being a teacher of God's words.

There are a lot of things that I thank God for this year. All throughout the year, he has blessed me and helped me in times of trials. He has never forsaken me. The best blessing that he gave me this year is that he answered my fervent prayer, to finally meet the love of my life and soon to be husband. I'm claiming it! LOL! I am getting married very soon, Thank God! And for everything else that is happening in my life right now, I am so grateful!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

I Will Always Be A Fan Of Kuerdas Band

Kuerdas band is a homegrown band that has become famous locally in GenSan and in nearby towns. They have performed in many different places lately and has been in and out of Island of Boracay. I am really proud to say that I was part of this band years back. And I have seen my cousins and the band itself grow and the artists evolved as real performers.

Members were also in and out. Some members removed themselves from the band for personal reasons but the band leader, Jayson was able to easily find replacements for them. I'm not exactly sure if they had a member who played the oboe. He must have lost his oboe reeds that's why he's no longer with the band. But Kuerdas has 2 wind instrument players who seemed to add flavor in the group.

I call them cute mascots because they seem to look like twins. LOL! They have choreography on stage that kept audience entertained. Well of course, their choreography did not overpower Mark's charm on stage. As a cousin, I think I'm obliged to say that Mark's performance captivate the crowd, as always. :D

Anyway, being at the background or being just one of the audience from crowd doesn't make me really feel envious with my former band's fame nowadays. I'm just glad that I had lasting memories with Kuerdas band. I will always be a fan!

Monday, September 26, 2016

I Love My Serenity

image from Google

It was my day off yesterday. I was exhausted because we went to the city to be part of an Evangelical Mission hosted by our church district. We went home past 7 o'clock last night. After I dropped Brandon at my Mom's house, I went straight home, had dinner with my "Mahal" and then went to bed.

I slept the whole night. It's only Sunday evenings that I am able to get a full 8-hour sleep. That's why I woke up feeling refreshed this morning! I'm ready for this week's challenges!

It's a beautiful Monday morning in this part of the world! I woke up early and decided to take an early walk to buy eggs for breakfast. The weather is fine today. Thank God, it wasn't raining. I was able to enjoy my walk.

I really love my place. I love my serenity here. It's really quiet and calm. See? I can even blog! :D

Happy first day of our work week! Let's have a blast!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Happy! Internet Finally Installed!

Today is so far, the happiest day since I moved in on my new apartment! I feel like singing and dancing! Haha! Finally, my PLDT internet has been installed!

I have waited for more than a week for the technicians to call and let me hear the good news. I finally got the call while I was sleeping after my shift this morning.

I have been having a hard time driving to and from my mother's place where my internet was initially installed. It's really frustrating especially that it was raining most of the time the past few days. Not to mention how tiresome it is to keep packing my laptop and all the accessories in my bag. There were even days that I was not able to work because of this issue. Now, I don't have any more reasons not to be able to go to work! My clients won't get pissed anymore for sure. And I get to earn more money!

Now that I have my internet installed in my new home, I will definitely going to be stress-free. If I have Johnson Guitars handy right now, I'd be playing one of them and sing my favorite song! LOL! I am really happy and I just couldn't hide it!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Finally Found My Own Home

I have been trying to look for a nice apartment where I can have my own space. Not just to live on my own but a place where I can focus on my work.

I lived with my Mom for more than a year. It was stressful. I mean, I don't want to always ask everyone to lower their voice or be quiet especially if I need to answer calls from my customers. I badly need my own room where I can peacefully work and don't get worried that my clients or customers will hear background noises. I also was wanting to have my own bed, my own room. 

My new place is still a work in progress. It now has a bed, a small dining table, a few chairs, a stove and a washing machine. I need to buy a few more things so I can make my home pretty and comfortable.

I don't care if I need to spend some of my hard earned money so I can have a place I can call my home. I'm just happy that I found a house that I can call my own home!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Pimple Stricken Face

Yes, I've been stressed out lately. I don't get enough sleep and I juggle hours for 2 clients I work for nowadays. Not to mention giving a bit of my time to take care of my nephew.

My hormone imbalance has been very evident nowadays. I have not even had my monthly period again. I have to have this checked by an OB-GYN when I have the time.

I want to live a normal life again, but I don't think I can afford it right now. I need to earn more for my future. Maybe I'll try to find a client who needs a worker during the day. I've been on graveyard shift for more than a year now, although working home-based. I will take a break from being on graveyard shift sometime soon. Just wait until I get settled down. I also have a wedding coming up next year. LOL!

That's a lot in my mind right now. Wait until I get settled and say goodbye to pimples.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Music And Brandon

Brandon, my nephew, has a good taste in music. Well, it's in the genes, I guess! Lol! I really would like to say that he get the music inclination from me, but I won't get all the bragging rights.

His grandpa has introduced to him 70's and 80's music. You couldn't believe it but this kid knows a lot of old songs and not so interested with the current songs, which for me is a good thing because I don't like the current music as well. A lot of songs nowadays don't even make any sense!

He knows songs from The Beatles and Carpenters and his favorite song from Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love, he'd play it on YouTube all the time.

He is even familiar with music instruments and some music technical stuffs. One day, when his Dad went home and brought with him a box which look like a Focusrite Saffire, Brandon came to him and asked why his Papa has it and if he'd like to make a home studio for that equipment. I just thought to myself, this is indeed a smart kid.

I really hope that Brandon will grow to be musically savvy and I even have dreams for him being a stage performer. I will really be proud to see him on stage and enjoy performing his own music. Well, who knows? My dream for him will come true?

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sickly On A Sunday

photo from google images

I have been feeling unwell for a week now. The changing weather had it's toll on me apart from being over fatigued the past month or so. Since the last helper moved out, I was left being the one taking care of the household. The nephew kept waking me up during my slumber to cook food for him. Not only did the weather get me, the sleepless days also got the toll on me. :)

I was just glad that before I got sick last Sunday, a new helper came. I was really thankful that finally someone would be able to attend to my nephew's hunger and somehow clean the house for me while I'm sick.

I've been barking like a dog at Church service last night. I just thank God that this morning, while I was teaching Children's Worship Service, I was able to finish the lesson without coughing. God's guidance was with me earlier today. I feel so blessed.

Today is Sunday. There's actually a lot to do at home but I still couldn't do much. I don't have fever anymore but I still have cough. I hope it ceases so I can start helping out with the household chores. There really is a lot of cleaning to do.

I hope I get well pretty soon because I'm planning to go back to the gym. I have to because I'm gaining so much weight now. I have to lose weight because I don't want to be a fat bride on my wedding!

So please help me get better, dear Lord! 

Happy Sunday y'all!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kenny G And Work

photo from Google

I have been working from the wee hours of the night until the sun rises. I have worked the graveyard shift in the past employments. The only difference now is that I didn't have to go out in the middle of the night and hail a cab for work. After dinner, if I don't work a few hours with my 2nd client, I spend a little cuddle time with my nephew and put him to bed afterwards. As soon as he's dozed off to la-la-land, I sit in front of my computer and begin working my full time job. 

If I have an hour or two to sleep, I'd take advantage of it because most of the time these past few weeks, I don't get enough sleep anymore. And this becomes a problem because it causes me to be sleepy at work. So I had to do something to keep myself awake.

Most often, I'd listen to Kenny G's music. Although it's relaxing, it doesn't make me feel sleepy at all. The perfect pitch of his Saxophone awakes my senses. LOL! I wonder if he changes his sax neck to a wwbw saxophone neck since he uses his instrument a lot. Well I think he does. According to Wikipedia, he started playing the instrument in 1966 when he was only 10 years old. And it made him a world-class artist.

His music is truly amazing. It brings you to a happy place, I very seldom see musicians here in my province who plays the saxophone. But whenever I see one, I have high respect for them. It isn't that easy to blow your heart out just to be able to play a beautiful melody. It takes years of practice for sure.

Some people doze off when they listen to Kenny G's song, I don't. His music awakens my soul and keeps me up and inspired at work.

That Is Just So Brandon! :)

This kid was behaved on stage after their class dance presentation. He was waiting for his turn to receive the certificate - a proof that he's finished this year's summer class at my Alma Mater, Mt. Matutum Christian School. 

He sees the camera... he turns from this...

To this...

And this...


Well, that's how Brandon destroys the candid shot I was trying to capture. That is just sooo Brandon. Lol! But I love him still!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Will Play Songs Again... One Of These Days...

Ever since I went home for good over a year ago, I haven't given myself a chance to play my guitar again. I admit, my hands are full. Apart from managing the household and taking care of my nephew, I also have to spend time with my boyfriend. Not to mention I work for 2 clients now. I sit in front of my computer most of the time, 13 hours max per day. I don't even have time to workout anymore. Sigh.

But I really would love to spend sometime learning to play songs with my guitar. Maybe purchasing a new guitar from would once again inspire me to play music once again. My guitar needs some fixing. That could also be one of the reasons I don't want to play it anymore.

I would really love to be able to play music again. I just realize, I even very seldom sing. And to think, this is what I used to be very passionate about.

I know music will always be in my heart. One of these days, I will sing beautiful songs again. One of these days, you'll see me with a guitar at hand and play beautiful songs. One of these days...

Monday, April 25, 2016

Finally Found "The Man"!

I'm only one call away 
I'll be there to save the day 
Superman got nothing on me 
I'm only one call away

The lyrics of this song portrays how the man of my life has been treating me since day one. He's always been there for me when I needed him. He's only one call or text away. Of course, he has a job to attend to. But he always make me feel that I am on top of his priority. To tell you the truth, no one - again NO ONE has ever made me feel that way. That's why you can't blame me into falling in love with this beautiful guy!

He doesn't make any pretenses. He's tough yet kind and caring. The kind of man who will make you feel secured in his arms and is willing to fight for you. The kind of man who's proud of you and make you feel beautiful even if you're not drop dead gorgeous. The kind of man who doesn't make promises but make things happen. The kind of man who doesn't just say "I love you" but more so, he shows his love in countless ways. 

I did not find Superman, but I definitely found my MAN! :)

Friday, March 25, 2016

No Summer Getaway for Brandon

School year has ended and it is summer time. However, instead of going on a summer getaway, we are holding that off because our Brandon (my lovable and huggable nephew) is attending summer classes. He is smart but he's a bit challenged with his Match subject. So I have to get him ready for next school year's Mathematics.

It is not going to be a boring summer class because I'll have him choose another class that will enhance his talent and skills. He can either go to a painting class or a piano/voice class. Well, I hope he'd choose the latter because a teacher who owns an s650 Key Arranger workstation is willing to train him. And I really would love for him to be more interested in music just like me! Haha!

I am looking forward for our Brandon's upcoming summer escapade. It won't be fun under the sun on a beach somewhere but it's definitely worth spending his summer for. New learning and training awaits our bog boy!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Finally, A Blog Post!

After months of being in hiatus, finally I found the courage to post an entry to this blog once again! Yey!

I have been enjoying the perks of working home-based. I have been working in the comforts of my home for 10 months now (Wow! That's almost a year!) and I'm still loving it. Work has been really good. And more good things are yet to come, according to the agency I am currently working for. I am staying positive. I really hope that I will have a better future with this career path that I have chosen.

Aside from work, as I have mentioned before, I have been taking care of my nephew and also helped my Mom out in managing the household. My nephew is included on the list of the higher ranked students this coming school recognition day. I think I did a good job as an Aunt. I deserve a pat on my back. LOL!

I learned to drive my brother's car. I very seldom commute nowadays. Well, as long as my brother leaves the car and the car keys!

Me and my Mom, of course, still manage to be together despite our differences. Someone just taught me how to be more patient with her behavior and mood swings. Thank God for him... :) 

The best part about being in hiatus from blogging is finally finding the love of my life. We are still at the early stage of our relationship. However, we both can tell that we are meant for each other. I am so in love! Haha! I'll save that for another post.

There goes an update of my life for the past 10 months. I know I have not kept my promise about consistently updating my blogs but I really hope and pray that I'll be going back to writing my thoughts through my blogs again and sharing it to the world!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

I Miss My Guitar Calluses

I miss strumming my guitar yet it's just hanging on the wall in my room. Ever since I came home, I never had the chance to play my axe which I used to love to do. I'm too caught up in between work and my household chores and taking care of my nephew. I'm basically still on the adjustment stage. I'm only barely a month in my home-based job and I'm working nights. I'm still trying to cope up with my work schedule as well.

I miss the sound of my guitar and singing with it at the same time. I remember how it hurts whenever I get guitar calluses on my fingertips. But no matter how painful the calluses become, I feel satisfied whenever I learn to play new songs with my guitar.

I don't know what's happening to me but I haven't given myself a chance to do what I love to do. My passion for music has taken a back seat for years now. I guess it's time to go back to it. I promise to play music again and I will post some of them online. So be ready Social Media! I'm going back to music again! :)

Wishing You A Great 4th of July!

I have been serving Americans for years now. And in my years of service to them, I have learned a lot about their culture and their country. I also learned how much respect they have to those soldiers who fought for their country, for their independence.

Today is the 4th of July and I would like to say,

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Music And Brandon

At the age of 4, that's when my nephew learned to talk. To his parents surprise, he already learned to hum a tune or two even before he can talk. So when he finally was able to talk, he didn't just hum but also sang songs that we didn't know the language yet, loud and proud. LOL! Sometimes listening to him sing at that time makes you think twice if he actually is singing the songs you have in mind because he make different lyrics out of them.
Now that he's seven, I keep on introducing to him different song genre. So far, he likes listening to classical music. And if I have enough money, I'd enroll him in Piano lessons so he'd get to play the classical music by himself. I likes the idea for now.

I can see a future musician from my nephew. I know for sure that when he becomes older, he'd be more interested in music than I was when I was his age. Well, I didn't have anyone to support me when I was little. So I think, he's fortunate enough. I won't think twice about buying the music instruments he'd like to acquire or if he'd like to try the teenage engineering op-1 in case he'd be into recording music and stuff, I will be there to support him.

I could be a stage aunt in case he'd pursue into a musical career. I definitely will be more than proud to be an influence to him in music. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Finding Happiness

I was happy when I was in Manila. I had my boyfriend and had plenty of friends. Apart from being able to work in a  corporate world, I also kept myself busy with my Church obligations. However, it felt like I got exhausted with everything that was going on back there. Maybe it has to do with getting stressed out at work and the environment. You know how it is in Manila. It's always a busy place. I just couldn't keep up any longer. It came to the point that I felt like I lost a part of myself in it. I wasn't happy anymore. I found myself longing to come back home.

So I turned my back from Manila. I'm home and  I really feel comfortable here. Although me and my mother still have a few arguments which I can deal with this time around, I really can't complain much. Anyway, there is our Brandon who lights up the mood whenever a conflict arises. He can let everyone forget about being angry just by opening his mouth or just by him being around. He is such an angel.

With what's going on in my life right now, I realized that I keep finding happiness. And I kept looking for it in places when I can only find it from deep within myself. I have contemplated a lot since I came home. I have learned to take things easy and not to rush. I learned to relax.

Being home with my family made me realize that they are more important than anything else in this world. I'm grateful that I am now here for them. And by writing this post, I just realized that my family is my happiness.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Can't Wait For Monday

There's another thing that makes me giggle in excitement this coming Monday, April 13th. My boyfriend is coming to town! I just couldn't wait for the moment we'll be together once again. He'll be staying here for a month or so to help build the new apartment building that my Mother is planning to do for years now. Her wish will finally be granted.

It won't be a grand vacation for my boyfriend but his stay here in Polomolok is going to be productive for sure. He said he's ready for the challenge. His tools for work and lighting cables are all set for him to start doing his job. LOL!

I can't wait for Monday!