Twitter Exchange Gifts 2010

I’m so excited for this one. It’s my first online exchange gifts with people who has been close to me over Twitter. These people are mommies and mommies to be that inspires me almost everyday. Some are there to give an advice, and some are there to just quietly listen to your random twits (or shall I say, random rant mode hehe!). These people are the best online friends I’ve ever had. Most of them (well not all), had been my online friend since 2002. Blogging friends. These people are the reason why I’m earning something through blogging. These are my Angels.

I’m really looking forward to meet some of them during our upcoming vacation to Philippines. I can’t wait to see them all and hear their voices for real. And now, I have the chance to be a part of the biggest online exchange gifts – thanks to ate Glo for coordinating this.

And for my Mommy Santa, I’m sorry I only provided you 2 choices. I really couldn’t think of anything else right now.

And for my baby, well – all the lists you wrote are all noted and saved already.

Got to go for now, need to review something about fetal doppler.

Grow Old With You

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I saw these over a blogger who recently visited my blog and left me a message on my dashboard. I suddenly felt home sick listening to this song. I remembered a dear friend who changed my life, who was there to lend a helping hand, who was there to support me with my ups and downs, who was there and changed my points of views in life, who guided me for being independent, who was still there to give advice even if it’s a crazy one.

You know who you are. And if you’re reading this – I miss you Bei. Thank you for everything. We’ll see you soon. Birthday gift ko ha!
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In Memory of Our Dear Friend

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She was laid to rest last Thursday – September 2, 2010. I’ll miss you Rocky! Thank you for the friendship and for the love you’ve shown. My best friend wrote a note for her. I had to share with you since she wrote it so perfectly. A true friend indeed she was. When I read this note, I cried as usual. I’m sure my bff will miss her more.

 

Hanggang sa muli, Rocky…

-by Oli Gozar

 

Teh,

 

Nahatid ka na namin pabalik sa ating Panginoon, binigla mo kaming lahat, at nasaktan kami sa nanyari…nun una hindi ko matanggap talaga…pero ngayon naniniwala na ko na asan ka man ay masaya ka na at walang ng hirap na nararanasan….

 

Ilang araw lumutang ang pag-iisip ko at parang ang dami kong gustong sabihin at gawin para sayo pero hindi ko alam pano at saan sisimulan…kaya mas ginusto kong manahimik, matulala at alalahanin ka na lng…

 

Hindi ko makakalimutan yun mga paborito mong sinasabi plagi na…. "Tara na teh! mamili tayo ng mga bagay na hindi natin kelangan" at ang famous mong may nakakaaliw na tonong…."hmmm…Shutang inang yan", dahil din sayo natututo akong magbakla-baklaan eh! nakakahawa ka eh….

 

Akala ko hindi ko matatanggap teh, pero buti na lang ang galing ng pari na nagmisa para sa inyo ng mga pinsan mo….teh, pinagalitan nya kami….saktong sakto yun sinabi ni father na panagot sa mga katanungan ko…at dahil dito bumalik ang faith ko na okay ka na nga at kasama mo na si Lord.

 

Teh, nasermunan kami ni father, sinabi nya ng pasigaw… alam ko iniisip nyo…madaming katanungan ang naglalaro sa isip nyo ngayon! bakit ganito! bakit ganyan! galit kayo! bakit kelangan bumangga na, tapos masunog pa! ang saklap….teh yan yun hindi ko matanggap yun yung nasaisip ko eh…nun sinabi ni father na sino yun mga nag-iisip ng ganyan mega taas ako ng kamay eh….

 

Tapos biglang sabi ni father okay lng daw na magtanong, magalit… normal daw yun….pero sinagot nya na…bakit ka nagtatanong? bakit kelangan ikaw pipili ng paraan ng pagkamatay nila? ibig mong sabihin mas magaling ka pa sa Diyos???? sabi ni father teh kung mahal ka namin…mas mahal ka ni God kaya mas alam nya kung ano ang makakabuti sayo…teh, sabi ni father yun anak nga ng Panginoon ayan oh hanggang ngayon nakapako…etong magpipinsan na toh sandaling hirap lng ang dinanas nila….kasi mahal sila ng Diyos….

 

Grabe teh nagsorry ako kay Lord kasi nagtanong ako ng ganyan….at nagalit ako….pero ngayon natatanggap ko na….hindi ka pababayaan ni Lord…na mamahalin ka nya higit pa sa pagmamahal namin sayo…isa na lang ang problema….sobrang mamimiss kita….

 

Pero teh, alam mo kahit papano nakakatuwa na ang pag-exit mo sa mundo ay may kabog pa din…teh pinuno nyong magpipinsan ang malaking simbahan sa bulacan eh….hanggang labas may mga nakatayo at nakikiramay sa inyo….teh tuwang tuwa ako na madaming nagmamahal sayo….kagaya ng pagmamahal ko at ng pamilya ko sayo…

 

Teh, alam mo naiimagine kita nun nagmimisa…malamang iritang irita ka na kasi tinatawag ka ni father ng paulit ulit ng Raquel hehehe! Gusto ko sanang icorrect si father pero naiimagine ko na nag-eenjoy yun dalawa mo pang pinsan na natatawa sa reaction mo….hehehe!

 

Nga pla teh…alam ko na tinago mo ang shades ko na kabibili ko lng para sa paghatid sayo….sinadya mo talagang itago eh noh…..gusto mo talagang makita na namamaga yun mata ko….pinagbigyan na kita teh, hindi na ko nagshades pero sana ibalik mo na, kasi isang beses ko palang nagagamit yun eh….binili ko lang talaga yun para sayo eh….

 

Teh, hindi talaga ako magaling sa ganito….dahil alam mong ang pinagsamahan natin ay puro saya at tawa lamang….ikaw ang nagturo sakin kung pano maging maligaya ang buhay eh…

 

Pasensya ka na kung wala akong matinding pabaon na salita nun dinalaw kita hanggang sa nagpaalam na….isa lang kasi ang plagi kong naiisip mula nun nawala ka eh…..at yun ay…mahal na mahal kita…

 

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27th Surprise!

Julia’s godmother and a dear friend of mine celebrated her 27th birthday yesterday. Her boyfriend which happened to be one of hubby’s good friend planned a surprised birthday for her. He invited close friends of ours and ordered pizza for all. He forced her to sleep past 9pm so that we could order food. When my girlfriends arrived together with the guys, he woke her up past 11 in the evening and forced her to go to the TV room and reasoned up that we’ll watch a movie. When she entered the room, we all sang for her a happy birthday. Julia was amazed as usual and shocked with all the noise but it taught her a new word, she now know how to say Happy Birthday. She said “Hambeday…” he-he!

Happy Birthday Ninang Joana!

It’s Positive!

My friend will give birth soon and another friend of mine received a good news that she’s pregnant as well. Oh I’m so glad that there’s always a new baby on the way. So first things first, I’ve already advised the other one to check www.pregnancyvitamins.net for more information and news about the top pregnancy vitamins. I’m sure that their OB will provide them their needs but must as well be informed with what else you can give to herself and her baby. I’m so happy for both of them. First babies are always special since they have to prepare with a lot of things. I’m thinking of giving Preggy Mom #2 Julia’s crib. They need all the support they can gather. I’ll be an aunt soon. Sigh…

 

I suddenly had the feeling of remembering my time when I found out that I was pregnant. 1 kit was not enough for me. I took 3 tests. 1 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon and 1 in the evening. I wasn’t sure of the result though the first one on top was clear enough already. The one in the middle, I made a mistake with it but at the end of the day, the 2 pink lines still showed up. Pregnancy is such a blessing for a woman. And for me, having a positive result for each kit, was truly a gift from God Allah. So my friends whose on the way, CONGRATULATIONS! I can’t wait to see your bundle of joy.

 

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For A Friend

I was saddened by a news from an old friend of mine who used to work with us here in Qatar. She buzzed me up two days ago and she mentioned that she got a mild stroke last 14th of March. She got confined in St. Lukes Hospital in the Philippines. I was bothered then because the last time we talked was like 2 or 3 months I guess, and the funny thing was she was asking me in yahoo messenger for something which I can’t understand at all and her typing doesn’t make any sense. Her sentences was weird that I even thought her account was hacked by someone. She was complaining that time that she can’t speak well, and that she feels like she can’t feel her tongue. We all know that she’s maintaining medicines to lower down her blood pressure and aside to that, she’s diabetic too. I told her that time to have someone bring her to the hospital as soon as possible to have her checked-up.

 

I hope that she owns this finger pulse oximeter so that she could check the status of her blood pressure every now and then.

 

I feel guilty in some ways actually because I didn’t bother to ask how was she doing after that phone conversation with her. I was busy with a lot of things that sometimes, coping up with friends far away is hard to do.

 

But then, Alhamdulillah – Thanks God she’s fine now. She message me once again in YM and she told me that she didn’t know that she was having a mild stroke since February of this year. All along she thought it’s just normal and she was thinking that she’s just having a high blood pressure so all along she was just ignoring the symptoms and continued drinking her medicines. She’ll be coming back to Oman where she’s currently working this end of May Insha Allah God willing. She’s fine. She’s back to normal and she’s getting back to a healthy start as per her.

 

“I missed you ate Verna! Sorry for not being there for you when you needed someone for comfort. Take care dear. We’re still your family here in Qatar, here’s a big hug for you then…”

Pool Party

DAY 105

Day 105 – The 365 Days Project

 

I found this over my Facebook account and I was surprised that a friend of mine took a shot of me and the little on while walking back and forth inside the house while waiting for the cab. Thanks Emily for this photo. Sorry the original photo was not that clear. So I tried my best to make a little effort for it, hehe! Sorry. I’m still in the learning process for PS.

 

We went to visit a friend of mine who give birth recently and at the same time, me and my friends had a pool party and ate pizza. Yummy! We couldn’t stop ourselves on not to forget talking and exchanging our points of views about the best weight loss supplement in the market online. One of my friend feels like she needed one while the other feels the opposite, so where I am at that point? Of course I’m in between! Haha! I need to gain weight and once it happened, I need to loose weight, but of course we need to something for the gaining weight first.

 

So, how was the pool party? It was fun. Julia and I dipped in the water around 5:30pm when the sun was about to set in. I can’t wait for the evening since I’m afraid that Julia might catch cold especially since she was not feeling well for the last few days. The rest of the girls came in around 6:30pm, but unfortunately that was the time we needed to dress up since I felt like Julia’s getting cold already. We left Flora’s humble house around 9pm and arrived home safely by 10pm. Today was a very productive day. Too bad though  we weren’t able to visit the dentist to have our braces adjusted. We’ll set another day for that then.

 

Here are some photos to share (grabbed from Emily’s FB account):

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Me and the little one.

 

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(L): Maricel, Ceejhay and dear friend Mojo

 

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Emily and Jenny

 

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Dear friend Ceejhay and Julia

My First Snow

Look what my online friend Chikai got for me today. Hehe! It’s my name writtend down on the snow! Weeew! I’m so touch even in her busy day with her family, she at least remembered me and that writing my name was an evidence that somehow in some ways, I was part of her busy day. Awww… I’m really so touched.

 

imageThanks Chikai! Hugs to you and Jaden.

Summer Time

It’s the start of June, but for us it’s just the beginning of summer here in the Middle East. As I’ve said, temperature here every afternoon is like killing you straight to the bones – exagg masyado noh? NO kidding! Even the water in the faucet is hot. It’s like you’re running water from the heater. Though I’ve already turned off the heater so that it could cold up and used it every time I’m washing the dishes in the afternoon. Welcome to the Middle East!

Well, our friend ate Flora’s back from Denmark. So I asked her if we could drop by her cozy home to take a swim on their pool. She welcomed us with open arms syempre. Filipino hospitality is the greatest assets we could be proud of ;)

We ordered Pizza for lunch at ate it beside the pool area. Ate Flor’s a good cook. The last time we visited her, she cooked Chicken Adobo! Yummy! But now, we told her not to prepare any thing and that we’ll just order food for delivery to avoid inconvenience – nakikiligo na nga lang kami eh iistorbo pa sa pagkain, hehe! Dyahe! Haha!

So here are some photos to share (You can view the all pictures on my Multiply account).

Ate Flor straight from Denmark – taken inside her kitchen. She was making home made Siopao when we arrived. Yummy! Ate, you can built up your own bakery na. Hehe!DSC_1617

Women’s division. Getting ready to eat the Pizza, I mean to swim.DSC_1621

Men’s Division this time. Hubby, Ghassan and Mohammed with us.DSC_1622

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The Princess’ first time to swim. She was mean everytime somebody touched her though. You can see it from the way she’s looking here at Ghassan.DSC_1653DSC_1674DSC_1675

She loves the water and she didn’t stopped flapping on it. The water splashes on Hubby’s eyes many times. She’s so cute with her bathing suit. Haha!DSC_1683

It’s enough for one day. She got tired after the swim. Look at her eyes? So sleepy! Haha!DSC_1711

Thanks again te Flor for the invite. Until next time.

I’m leaving you with this shot I took for Bb Julia. Happy Summer Time everyone!DSC_1788

Kreativ with the “K” & Friendship Award

Passing on awards from one blog to another is one of the things I liked most in the blog world. It doesn’t make any sense actually, I mean literally speaking – but if you think about the thought of the person who passed the award it’s like, truly you’re blessed with such a wonderful blog / online friend. The thought counts.

So, thank you ate Chris for always tagging me with awards and for all my blog friends, ate Chie, Momma Umma, Mareng Aa, Ms Pinch, Shey, Jhelea, ate Maria and recently added ate Anney for always remembering me. I’m passing these awards to you as well. It’s more than 7 noh? hehehe! Exagg!

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The rules that go along with this blogger award are as follows:
Name 7 things that you love then pass this onto 7 other kreativ bloggers.
1. Chocolates
2. Small decorative displays
3. Pink colored Pen
4. Photography
5. Digi-Scrapping (though I do it I think once in a year! haha!)
6. Blogging
7. Eating & Sleeping (lazy!)

P.S. Thanks also for ate Anney for this award.

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Gift from Mommy Yen of yennygirl.com

Ever! First time in my life ito.

I don’t know how it happen but I just found out that I’m one of the lucky person here in the blog world. Imagine, out of many people who commented on Ms Yen’s blog during her bday eh ako ang nanalo – yehey!

So, Ms Yen sent me a little something and I just received it today. Thank you so much Mommy Yen! Thank you for the friendship.

I love it Ms Yen! Thank you for being so kind and generous.mommyyen

The wonderful earrings was placed inside this precious box. So cute talaga!DSC_0107

Welcoming Baby Enya!

This is actually a late late post.

While I’m still waiting for my bundle of joy, a dear special friend who I looked up to gave birth last 28th of October 2008.

She labored too long that she started to feel contraction around 12:30am of 28th last month. She gave birth to Baby Enya Leigh F. Evacula around 4:30pm {if my sources are correct}. They were supposed to name her Enya Juliana – but for the last minute, Juliana was changed to Leigh. Mas cute daw kasi, hehehe! Imagine how long she felt the pain? Gosh! Kung ako siguro yun, nawindang na ako ever. Baby Enya weighs 6.9 lbs – bouncing healthy girl who has the lips of her mom and the rest is from his proud dad.

Me and ate Jee experienced the same journey of being pregnant. The pain, the morning sickness, the food cravings and the mood swings. We used to scold each other – as if naman may sumusunod sa aming dalawa eh we have the same tigas ng ulo, hahaha!

I’m so so so happy for her. We have the same OB and her EDD was 2nd of Nov, mine is this coming 8th. Wish ko lang lumabas na si Baby Julia since her playmate in the future is here na.

Ate Jee’s journey to motherhood has begun. I’m next in line.


“The Evacula’s first picture together as a whole family”

For both of you – CONGRATULATIONS! I wish you of course all the happiness in this world and may our friendship continues to grow as we cherish the presence of our little bundle of treasure, pride and joy.

Love you te Jee and hugs and kisses for Baby Enya!

We Need Friends

I tagged myself from Ms Jhelea‘s entry. Since I’m so happy to have friends in my life, I might as well share this meme to others. I’m tagging all my BLOG FRIENDS and BLOG MENTORS on my list – keep the friendship alive.

We need Friends for many reasons, all throughout the season.
We need Friends to comfort us when we are sad, and to have fun with us when we are glad.
We need Friends to give us good advice.
We need someone we can count on,and treat us nice.
We need Friends to remember usone we have passed sharing memoriesthat will always last.


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