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I created this blog so that I can share my opinions, my favorite topics, my life and my journey through life when I was a child, teenager, a single woman, in love, as a mama, and now a widow. But despite everything, Life MUST go on, and let's stay surviving it, with God's grace. :)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Music is like a Time Machine

Music is like a time machine. Whenever I listen to the music that my daddy used to play in his stereo, sized like a cabinet in our sala, all the memories come rushing in. All of a sudden, I am transported to our living room in the past, lights in the kitchen are the only lit part of our house. My daddy lying in the sofa, smoking his cigarette with his eyes closed. My sisters and my mommy usually walks around the house, or inside our bedrooms, going to and from the kitchen or comfort room. It lightens my feeling when I see my daddy enjoying feel-good music. His favorite artists include The Carpenters, The Everly Brothers, The Lettermen, Everly Brothers, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Celeste Legaspi, Ric Manrique, Jr, Freddie Aguilar, among others. Those were the times where I want to always go back in time. Our life is very peaceful, happy, contented despite our financial difficulties. We are still happy. My daddy used to make us laugh most of the time. He is also the "rope that binds" the clan together during those times when we were little. He is such a blessing to the whole family.

Despite his happy nature, my sisters and I get scared of him when he is angry. I still remember, even if I'm a grown up, already working at that, he still hits me. - with a soft towel. - That's how he spanks us, with a soft material, you will feel no pain, you just have to instill in your mind his words. There was one time he got mad with my youngest sister, which was only in her toddler years. He was so furious, the following day, he bought her new shoes! Have you met someone like that? Hehehehe.. THAT is my Daddy....

This is what his stereo almost looks like. I wish we have taken a photo of his stereo which he very well took cared of when he was still living. :(

When you hear a particularly sentimental song, do memories come rushing in your mind as well?

Welcome to the Time Machine I am talking about....

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Miss World 2013

It has been quite a while since my last post, I think two Sundays ago. Been so busy with my work at home, looking after my only son, doing home chores, and sometimes looking after my sister's two kids and playing with them for a few minutes in between work. These babies brighten our old and happy house. I'll write about them on a separate post.

Anyway, back to my main topic. After all the negative things happening in our country, - with the habagat floods and typhoon, pork barrel, the MNLF attack on Zamboanga - it really is so much refreshing to hear that our very own Megan Young won the Miss World title! Pampa-GV (good vibes talaga!) She even said that "She will be the Best Miss World."  Awww, I cry easily watching this sincere moments. Feeling ko, ako ang nanalo. :) Hearing her interviews before the pageant, she really prepared physically and mentally, for this. I'm so happy and proud of Megan Young. I'm sure all the Filipinos are too.

May she be a good role model in making a change for everyone.  Cheers to Megan Young and all the Filipinos!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday mornings

My Sunday mornings are blocked for worship. If I cannot go to church, physically, I watch Christian preachings via live streamings. We are blessed for this technology! Every Sunday, I will try to share with you the teaching of God's word.

It's about Suffering.

  • The greater the pullback, the greater the comeback.
  • Pullback is in preparation for comeback.
  • The harder the fall, the higher you bounce.
  • Sometimes, it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.
  • Suffering is temporary, victory is permanent.
  • Sufferings teach us to be humble, compassionate, not to be judgemental and prejudiced, and most of all, it teaches us how to love.
As for me, suffering teaches me to be stronger in my faith in God. To hold his hand more tightly and never let go. He will never leave you on any circumstance. Simply because He loves you and He will take care of you. Suffering puts a scar in your heart, and uses it so you can share this lessons to others, without committing the same scar.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Something funny, and a little . . . . . green. (PG 13)

This is a Flashback Friday post that I would like to share with you. This always make me laugh and I'm sure you will too.

My boyfriend (who became my husband later on, let's just call him D) and I were going to watch a movie. Before reaching the movie house, we passed by a fruit vendor selling lychees. And being one of my favorite fruits, we bought a kilo and I just want to eat it at once! But since we planned on watching a movie, I decided that I will just "devour" the lychees inside the movie house.

Like any other boyfriend-girlfriends, we bought tickets at the balcony. And, as soon as I sat on my seat, I excitedly ate the juicy lychees. Squeezed it so I can peel of its skin and get the fruit inside. The juice just squirted out and the words that came out my mouth were, "Ang lagkit naman, nabasa ako!" D suddenly covered my mouth and wanted to laugh but held it back as we might disturb others watching. 

I was so naive back then, I did not know what's wrong or funny with what I just said! Hahahahaha...

See, now you're laughing too...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


At my age, I have seen quite a few loved ones who died, or, I'd like to call it, "passed away to another life" and graduated from their earthly life to being your angel!

The most intense pain that I felt was when my husband passed away. It was a feeling beyond words. Losing a father was a different thing. When you lose a father, it seems that your best teacher in life was gone. But when I lost my husband, it was like, - literally and figuratively - half or more than half of my body also died.

Being a christian, and being surrounded by christians was a very big help. Reading about death and sprituality gave me a clearer understanding about it.

  • Death is not the end. Yes, life ends. But your love still exists. You can continue loving that person, even after death.

  • Memories. Don't think of how a person died. Think and remember the good and happy memories together, and the lessons he taught you. He will continue living in your heart. Memories are blessings and no one and nothing can get that away from you.

If you've lost someone, whether recently or years and years ago, I hope this post can help you move on.

You can share your loneliness and depression with me. I can be your "E-friend". :)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

BLAKE perform "Manila" live in Tagalog

I'm in the mood to share with you my kind of music today. It's my first time to listen to this Blake Band, and I am amazed by their songs. They are British. They sing almost any type of song. From classical, religious, pop, rock, and, surprisingly, a Tagalog song! This is what caught my attention, and automatically, they are now one of my favorites! I definitely loooove and appreciate their rendition.....

Bruno Mars - Treasure [Official Music Video]

My son is almost always watching or listening to MTVs. You know how teenagers are. I was like that once. (During my time, it was Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Sheena Easton, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, and mostly British singers) :D One time, he asked me to watch this new Bruno Mars MTV, the song "Treasure". He told me that it was like an old video but it was Bruno Mars who sang the song. It was inspired by "MY" time. The time where dancing was just like "easy". No bone breaking moves. Just swaying here and there. You see, I am a frustrated dancer. My husband knows that. Just sorry that my "only" patient dancing partner and number 1 fan in dancing is gone.

Anyway, back to the Treasure song. I'm so happy to see and listen to this kind of music. A new music so inspired by the 80's. A song where my son and me can listen to, together!

Let me share with you what I'm talking about, and maybe you can dance and slowly move your hips!