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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Giving Time For Online Opps

Blogging on the side works for me but blog opportunities have been scarce lately. Well, I haven't really been focused into this sideline so I have no one to blame but myself.

There are actually a lot to of opportunities online. I just couldn't give myself the chance to look for them. I'm really too busy. Aside from being at work for 8-hours during weekdays I also have to give at least 2 hours for work out (that includes the travel time) and come home really exhausted. I get too lazy during weekends after I'm done with all my church obligations. I just wanted to spend time on my bed and some of my time with my boyfriend. It's the only time of the week that we get to spend time with each other. I'm too lame in managing my time. I easily get distracted with Facebook, tv, candy crush and sometimes, yeah, I get distracted by my boyfriend. LOL! He's a sweet distraction, anyway.

If I resist browsing my friend's statuses on Facebook, watching tv and playing candy crush, there will be a lot of things I'd be able to accomplish. Who knows I'd get myself into other businesses like trade printing? I know I'd find some more ways to earn online. I just have to focus. 

I'll begin giving 2 hours of my time to online chores from today, on-wards. How's that for a starter? :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The 5-Day Homecoming – The Final Day

It’s the last day of our vacation. I have been hugging and kissing Brandon the previous night. He knew we were leaving for Manila but he’s not anxious about it anymore. Unlike when he was a bit younger, he’s got separation anxiety. Whenever someone leaves, he’d cry his heart out. Sigh. My favorite nephew is indeed growing up so fast. This time, he knew I had to leave because my job is in Manila. He’s aware that if I don’t have a job, I won’t be able to come home often and bring home toys. That’s why it’s really alright for us to leave this time. LOL!

Before our scheduled flight in the afternoon, we decided to see my older brother – Aleksander. He’s a policeman and was tasked to operate in Maasim, Sarangani Province. He wasn’t allowed to come home the previous days so we had to come to him.  That means, travelling for more than 2 hours to get where he’s at. We didn’t mind at all. I would want to see how my big brother is doing. He’s been through a lot the past year – his girlfriend died in a road accident. It was devastating. So I wanted to know how he has been holding up.

Anyway, so off we went to Kuya’s post. We didn’t get bored on our way while commuting because the way to Sarangani Province is really beautiful. The travel would’ve been smooth if we have our own car for transportation. It’s nice to stop by some of the nice views and take pictures, you know.

My big bro is already waiting in the shed on his post right beside the highway. We didn’t have a hard time looking for him. We did a little chitchat. He met my boyfriend, asked some questions and later on we decided to have lunch together. The only thing missing about this family gathering are pictures. We forgot all about taking memorable photos because we were busy catching up.

My brother has matured a lot. He's a different guy now, in a good way. His job isn’t the easiest but I’m glad he’s okay with it. My younger brother is also planning to have the same career with Kuya since his application as a nurse overseas didn’t bring back good results. Anyway, working here in the Philippines is way better than being miles and oceans away from us, his family and of course his cuddly son, Brandon. I hope and pray he gets the job really soon.

After a few hours of chitchat with my older brother, my boyfriend and I had to leave to catch our flight. While we were on our way to the airport, I asked Brandon how he felt about it. He said he's okay and that we're going back on Sunday. Everybody laughed. He thought it was that easy for us to go back home with him. How I wish we can just come home on Sundays. :)

Moments before we finally checked in for our flight, photos were taken by my cousin, Mark. By the way, not only was he our photographer, him and Aunt Rose found the time to drive us to the airport. We were just so lucky! There were lots of goodbye hugs and kisses from my Aunt and Mom. It was picture perfect especially on my boyfriend's part. It was cute and memorable.

It's always difficult to leave my family behind but I had to. I'm still lucky I'm just in Manila. Even though I'm miles away from them, I can still come home whenever I have the time and money. I'm still dreaming about the day I'll be staying with them for good and never have to leave for a job away from home.

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Precious Gift For Mom

Three days from today is my mother's birthday. If I just have lots of money, a surprise homecoming would've been a nice birthday gift for her. Too bad, I'm not rich at all. Sigh.

Since I won't be able to come home for my Mother's birthday, I have been thinking about sending a nice gift for her. Something she would really like. The last time I went home, I discovered my Mother's love for jewelries. So I went online earlier today and I was able to find something precious for my mom. It's a jewelry shop online which if my Mom would be able to find out about, I can definitely say she will love this site! I did!

I have other options for a gift but this precious thing from the jewelry site tops the list!

The 5-Day Homecoming Vacay Part 4

It was a laid-back Wednesday. We decided to just stay home and help clean up the house. I did the laundry and the cooking. My boyfriend cleaned up the house with the little guy. It was a bit of a hassle for him because Brandon was also there to make a mess and noise too. LOL! I can’t help but laugh just by looking at them. 

My mom was at the yard doing her stuff. My boyfriend offered to help her arrange the messy-forest-like garden but my Mother declined. She doesn’t want a clean garden, I guess. She doesn’t want JunJun to accidentally pullout her shrubs. 

It wasn’t really an exciting day but being there with my family and “Lovey” gave me a sense of belongingness. It’s the most wonderful feeling, you know. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

1st Placer At Tagum Musikahan Fest

Kuerdas Band won first runner up on a song writing competition in Tagum City last Saturday. I'm so happy for them and I'm really proud of this band. Not that I'm being biased since I'm cousins with the vocalist and band leader - Mark and Jayson and that I'm used to be part of the band years ago. I know for a fact that Kuerdas Band is going to be famous locally and I'm still hoping they will become known in the national music scene.

I haven't seen their performance yet and didn't know the song they played for the competition. But being the the 1st runner up out of the 10 finalists, they must have done their best on stage! Not just because of the instruments used like that of ultrasound amps at Guitar Center but especially because of the God-given talent that each of the members possess.

Kuerdas Band has come a long way. Although they are now famous in our hometown and some other neighboring cities and town in Mindanao, I know big things are still coming their way. 

Congratulations Kuerdas Band!