Ano na teh?

Hala wala ba talaga akong blog post for 2016? Namamalik mata lang ba ako? Haha.. Grabe naman. Pasensiya at inamag na naman to. Eto at pinapagpagan ko na. Ang kapal ng alikabok grabe!

Ano na ba ang latest?

Ang latest ay si Duterte. Kapag tinatanong ako lagi kung anong balita, lagi ko sasabihin “Ayun.. Si Duterte.”

Bukod kay Duterte, okay naman po ang buhay-buhay. Happy na, happy pa rin, happy ulit. Stable na ang life. Stable talaga? Parang kulungan lang ng kabayo?

Malaki na ang bossing ko. Magsa-sampung taon na siya sa mga nalalapit na araw. Literal na boss ko na siya minsan. Most of the time siyempre ako pa rin ang boss pero malaking parte na siya ng pagde-desisyon namin sa bahay at sa buhay. Ganun pala talaga ang mga anak natin habang lalong lumalaki. Lalong tumatalino, lalong nakikialam. Pero masasabi ko na napakatalino at talentadon niyang bata. Hindi ko alam saan nanggaling ang talino at talento niya (ehem).

Good news!

Uuwi kami sa Pinas pagkatapos ng lima at kalahating taon! Woooohhhooooo! Sa wakas! Excited na ako makita ang mga pamilya, kamag-anak at kaibigan ko except sa mga magpapakita lang para sumahod. Hahaha..

Paunawa: Hindi po ako milyonaryo. Simple lang po kaming mamamayan. Maliit din po ang palitan ng NZD to PHP. Mahirap po kumita ng pera. Magbanat po kayo ng buto. Thank you po.

Dalawa at kalahating buwan na lang… Hello Pilipins!

Handa na kaming malanghap ang napakadumi mong hangin Metro Manila. Ready na kami makakita ng sangkatutak na mga basura sa mga kalsada, maglakad sa gilid ng kalye katabi ng mga sasakyan dahil bihira ang sidewalk at foothpath at magtatakbo kapag nakakita ng daga at ipis.

Sa kabilang banda, handa na kaming lumangoy sa masarap at katamtamang lamig ng tubig ng beaches, kumain ng napakasasarap at murang pagkain, at mayakap ang lahat ng mga mahal namin sa buhay. The last premise will make all our sacrifices worth it.

Kita-kits! Love you all! =)

Mga Alaala Ng Atimonan, Quezon

Alas siete na ng umaga. Ito ang normal na oras ng pag-gising naming magpipinsan. Pagkabangon ay kailangan naming tikluping mabuti ang aming pinaghigaan dahil kung hindi, malalagot kami kay Lolo. Pagkatapos magligpit, lahat kami ay dudulog sa hapag-kainan para mag-agahan. Hindi pwedeng may mahuli. Kailangan sabay-sabay. Mahapdi ang malapad na tsinelas ni Lolo kapag napalo ka nito sa puwet dahil ayaw mong sumabay sa pagkain.

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Rejoice In Every Good Thing

I just want to share to you my talk earlier this year. I know that this is the first time that you would read something like this from me. I just realized that if there’s any place I would want my own talks to be published, it is going to be in this blog first. I hope some of you will find comfort and inspiration with these words.


 

Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name.

Alma 26:35

These are the words of Ammon after their very successful missionary work with the Lamanites. Now I would like to ask you the same thing. Have we not reason to rejoice?

I would like to share to you some of the things that would give us reason to rejoice.

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Laitero

Ikaw ba ay mahilig manlait ng kapwa?
Wala ka na bang ibang makita kundi kapintasan sa ibang tao?
Mahilig din bang manlait ang mga magulang mo? Ang mga kamag-anak mo?

Laitero – Tawag sa taong mahilig manlait ng ibang tao.
Lait – To mock, ridicule, make fun of, but wait there’s more!

Nung bata pa kami lagi akong tinatamad pumunta sa mga family reunion. Oo, masaya at maraming pagkain pero kapag naiisip ko pa lang yung ibang mga kamag-anak kong mahilig manlait kahit kailan hindi talaga ako ginanahang pumunta doon.

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Dannevirke, New Zealand

Dannevirke (Daniverk) is the major town of the administrative district of Tararua, New Zealand. I have been settling here for five weeks now and I believe this is the best time to describe what I have observed about this town so far so in the future I would have a comparison of my own ideas.

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Veterans Memorial Medical Center Experience

It has been three weeks since my grandmother passed away. We are sad for our loss but at the same time happy that our precious grandmother has already rested from all her pain and suffering at the hospital. She was initially diagnosed to have a kidney failure and other complications. In those three weeks that she stayed at Veterans Memorial Medical Center, she was revived three times. She died at the fourth attempt for revival. I am grateful for all of my family and relatives who took care of our grandmother while she was living.

However, let me share to you some of my observation and opinion with Veterans Memorial Medical Center. I visited my grandmother at the hospital a week after she was admitted. In my three-hour stay at the hospital, I have seen just one pair of nurses who had tried to extract blood from my grandmother in different parts of her body for over 30 minutes with very little success. It’s like watching the anime I’ve seen in the past portraying nursing students struggling to extract blood from each other. The only difference is that this time, it is real life scenario and it is my grandmother who is the patient. I did not see any other nurse attending to any patient in my grandmother’s ward with approximately eight patients. Unsurprisingly, I did not get a glimpse of any doctor attending to a patient at that time. Maybe they’re just out for an extended lunch break at 3pm. I don’t know.

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What’s So Special With November?

August – Na-ospital ako for some undiagnosed but severe upper left abdominal pain. Palagay ko muscle spasm lang yun na sobrang tindi. Napapaluha ako sa sakit tuwing humihilab. Kinailangan kong uminom ng mefenamic every 6 hours halos to relieve the pain for 3 days. Nung na-emergency ako, tinurukan lang din ako ng pain reliever tapos pinauwi. Nagpa-Balinese whole body massage lang ako sa Body Tune, the next day, tolerable na ang pain nya hanggang sa completely nawala after one week.

September – Super busy with work projects and thesis project. Met a handful of online friends and dabarkads.

October – Birthday ni bossing noong 15. Spaghetti and loot bags for classmates, tons of cake for my workmates, cake and lechon manok for my family. Super busy day. Sobrang saya ni Alex. Kaso pagod din siya sa lahat ng biyahe and activities. Salamat talaga nakaraos ang birthday niya.

Photo Grabbed from Netvibes

Bakit nga ba espesyal ang November?

Hmmm…

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