Tuesday, October 27, 2009

hands on manila servathon 2009

last October 10, 2009 our company joined the Servathon 2009 which is hosted by the Hands On Manila Foundation. it's a day wherein volunteers from different organizations/companies join together to provide services and assistance to the marginalized sectors of metro manila.

i am proud to be a part of this and was really glad that our company decided to join such an event which promotes volunteerism and self-sacrifice even for a short period of time. kudos to all the participants of this event! let us all continue to share our blessings! =)

to read more about the Hands On Manila SERVATHON click here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

international relief goods rotting at a DSWD warehouse?!?!?


according to the DSWD, this is not true...well and good if it is not true indeed. and hopefully, those relief goods would be distributed ASAP...or rather, NOW NA!

you can read more about it here and here.


caught this one on facebook. according to a volunteer named 'ella' there were some goods rotting in the DSWD warehouse. these are international donations from all over the world for the victims of typhoon 'ondoy' and 'pepeng' (and maybe typhoon 'ramil' which is expected to hit the country i think today if i'm not mistaken). the goods are not moving and are not reaching those people who needed them most....tsk tsk tsk

i've seen a lot of volunteers left & right at the height of typhoon 'ondoy' and 'pepeng' so i think that the excuse of DWSD that there are no volunteers is quite lame...totally not a valid excuse!!!

the original source: http://www.ellaganda.com/ is not accessible for some reason. good thing the owner of http://mabuhaygirl.multiply.com/ was able to copy and paste the whole blog entry.

you may read the whole story here. hopefully, this site will not be blocked or something.

spread the word so that the whole country would be aware...and hopefully our government would be forced to do something about it...

and oh...if somebody would be kind enough to translate the story in english so that others will understand the whole story, that would be great...but that means, re-posting the whole story in english with the photos as well. am really hoping someone would do that...if only i'm good at words, i'd do it...so please please...


Wednesday, October 21, 2009


most people have this misconception that people working abroad (or living abroad) have tons of money...while it might be true for some, it is not always true for everyone else. sure they are earning $$$$dollars$$$$ which is way more than what we are earning here. but they are also spending dollars. plus the cost of living is also higher on other countries. so it just balances out.

i've seen some people who's content on living at the expense of their families living abroad not even minding to help themselves out. all they could do is ask and ask and ask. i feel for those who are enduring the lonelines of working abroad so as to earn a living. i hope that their familes here would realize how tough it is having to live on another place away from your family, that they would learn how to value all the things that they have and to live simply, that they would learn how to stand on their own or at least help themselves out and be useful.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

a la LSS...

little missy's words kept ringing in my ears...just like an LSS (last song syndrome)

she said: 'ayoko aalis si mama, di o-office si mama, kasi gusto ko dito lang tayo sa house' (i don't want mama to go, i don't want mama to go to the office, i want want mama to stay at home with me)

sigh...i could only reassure her that i would come back for her...that 'mama' would always always come back for her...

little missy, i know you know how much i love you...i know someday you'd understand...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

mommy moments - a day at the mall

late entry again...but who cares...i'm still joining =)

the theme this time is a day at the mall. we've been to the mall a lot (who doesn't???) but i realized that little missy only got a couple of pics inside the mall and mostly, inside a particular store only...yep, you guessed it right...toy store it is =)

mommy moments

at glorietta mall

at 'toys r us' in trinoma

munching ice drop with plastic still on! at landmark

toy section at landmark

check out other mommy moments here

Thursday, October 15, 2009

transpo challenge

the past week has been very challenging (still does) in terms of the travel going home...imagine having to fall in line waiting for a vehicle to bring you to your destination for 2 hours! (or more) it's quite frustrating really...not just frustrating, but draining as well...i could only resort to thinking that at least this is just the problem that we are facing and it's nothing compared to what other people are going through right now especially the victims of the typhoon 'ondoy' and 'pepeng'...so am still thankful...but still, it's frustrating! instead of getting home early and spending time with our precious little missy, we're stuck waiting for our turn to get on the shuttle...it makes us feel cranky, and mad, and depressed...did i already say it's frustrating?!...waaaahhh!!!

i guess we really really really need to learn na how to drive...so i think it's a good thing also from another perspective...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

meme award

got this one from mommy chris. this is my first award. thanks mommy chris for this.

What does meme mean? In the context of web logs / 'blogs / blogging and other kinds of personal web sites it's some kind of list of questions that you saw somewhere else and you decided to answer the questions. Then someone else sees them and does them and so on and so on.

Here are the rules of acceptance:

1. Acknowledge the person who sent you the award.
2. Share your 7 personality traits so we can get to know you better.
3. Nominate 7 other blogs.

so here goes...

  • i like people watching. i enjoy watching people as they go by and i try to figure out what they are thinking at the moment or what are they going through with their life
  • i love reading books, mostly suspense-thriller books
  • i enjoy cooking as much as i enjoy eating.
  • i love to travel, i try to go out of town at least once a year (and hopefully would be able to continue it despite the tight budget!...hehe)
  • i have a heart for volunteer works
  • i want to retire at age 45! (or younger) and work for an NGO instead (because i think and i feel that it is much more fulfilling)
  • i'm currently trying to practice positivism...trying to see the good things in a bad situation...demn it's so hard! hehe =)

there you go...the rule is to nominate 7 other blogs...but since i don't know yet that many blogs, i'm passing this on to prettymomie where i found the mommy moments which i now so enjoy =)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

she said she doesn't love me...and i'm hurt...

these past few days, little missy has been saying that she doesn't love me...i know she doesn't mean it, and i wanted to think that she don't really understand what she's saying...but still, i feel hurt...it hurts me everytime she said it...

i would say..."i love you anak"

she would say..."di kita love, si dada lang"

i would say..."basta ikaw love ko"

hubby would say..."love natin si mama"

she would say..."hindi ko love si mama, si dada lang"

and the conversation would go on and on like that...until she finally said...

"eh kasi, gusto ko hindi aalis si mama, dito lang si mama sa house"

and it really struck me...i'm hoping that someday she would read this blog...that this blog would last enough until the time that she could understand so that she might be able to read this...so that she would know how much i love her...so that she would know, that if only i could, i would spend each day with her....that i love her more than anything in the world...that i'm working hard to prepare for her future...

i love you anak...i always have...and i alway will...

i do hope that someday you would understand me...that someday you would understand why mama has to always leave you at home and go to work...and remember that, even though i'm not always with you physically, my thoughts are always with you...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

mommy moments - special trips

yey! i'm joining mommy moments this week!

mommy moments

this week's theme is special trips...little missy, like her mom (ahem), is a true blood lakwatsera!...hehe...well, only because i bring her along whenever i can =)

family trip at picnic grove in tagaytay

summer outing with my friends at 8 waves

company outing at tagaytay highlands

little missy's bday pasyal at manila ocean park

check out other mommy moments here

Monday, October 5, 2009

kakagat na...

i was supposed to join last week's mommy moments...hahabol pa sana ako, but i couldn't find the pics that i needed and found this video instead...we were laughing out loud while watching this and even little missy was laughing at herself =)

hope you enjoy the video as much as we do...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

ombrophobia caused by typhoon 'ondoy'

internet! finally!

we don't have a landline phone & internet for a week...but it's nothing compared to the horrible experience of the victims of typhoon ondoy...lost of properties and worst, lost of life...i feel for those people...i pray that they may recover from this tragic event...if there is one good result of this recent calamity, it's the outpouring of love, the willingness of people to help out and reach out to the victims...pero sana, huwag na magkaroon ng calamity para lang magtulungan tayo...

i think i'm developing 'ombrophobia' or the fear of rain...whenever it rains, i sort of panic...well, it's not really that obvious, tipo bang ninenerbyos lang naman ako...tsk! tsk! if i feel this way, pano pa kaya yung mga binaha at tinangay ng baha?!?!...sad...i really really hope that we all could recover from it...soon...


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