Sunday, May 24, 2020


It is supper hot in the Philippines right now. It has been like this for a couple of months. Some people are very thankful for the full blown sun since they heard that the COVID-19 does not survive on high heat. Well, I am telling you guys we still have COVID-19 cases here and the number is still going up. I do hope that we are all trying to be safe and healthy and are following the proper protocol to avoid the virus to keep you and your family safe. Hopefully, we will get over this very soon and we can get back to our "new normal life" since COVID-19 has done a lot of changes in our life both good and bad. Let us all stay positive and embrace the good changes and learn from the bad ones. For now, I am just thankful that our water supply is back. And that I was able to do some laundry. Oh boy! I forget that in the Philippines, water supply is not that consistent or stable. For two days we suffered for an "on and off" water supply that even flushing the toilet was an issue or washing our hands. Thanks to the many bottles of alcohol we have at home. I told hubby that we should get some buckets for storing water to prepare for the next one. 

Anyway, I was just finish doing my regular morning routine which is cleaning the house for the most part, then Facebooking, singing/listening to music and feeding our dog. Oh, one of these days, I will tell you more about our dog. Then at 11:00am, I watched my friend's live on Facebook where she reads the bible and shares her thoughts and her experiences. She is a good friend of mine who still resides in the U.S. I  have been her regular viewer for quite sometime now. It is nice. It is a positive experience. So, I will continue while I still can. I have no job yet and just chilling at home. Oh gosh! I am hoping that I can start working soon and earn my own money. I am telling you, it is so nice to be near my family and to see them more often but I feel guilty seeing them when I can't even offer them money, especially my mother. It is hard when you are not earning. I am just thankful that my hubby helps them a lot in terms of food and paying the bills. I thank you God! I am praying that this COVID will pass, that things will be back in place school will operate and maybe there is a job waiting for me. Please God, heal everyone! 

Anyway, I will talk to you later. I think  my hubby is awake now and needs his coffee. Just so you know, he goes to bed at 4:00am and gets up around 1:00pm. 

Bye guys and see you later!

Saturday, May 23, 2020


OMG! I cannot believe that I have forgotten this blog. It's been a decade ago since my last post. So many things have  occured in my life since then! I remember being so busy with work, taking home unfinished paper work, preparing art for the children for the next day, making lesson plan, just busy fulfilling the responsibility of a childcare teacher. Plus, doing sideline jobs here and there, moved to different job a couple of times and accepting more responsibilities. In short, work kept me busy and for that I did not have much time to write until I lost interest of my blog. I just can't believe that I found it!

The latest and the biggest transition my husband and I made is.... we finally decided to move to my country, the PHILIPPINES..... Yes! This has been the plan all along. We arrived here in September of 2019. We live in a town called Liloan in the province of Cebu. We bought a house here 5 years ago. My husband wanted to fully pay the house before moving here. Guys, we are not rich! And there is no way that we can finance the house without working hard in the U.S.. So, it took us 5 years to really own it. And now, here we are! I think the lesson here is, if you want something, you have to work for it. Sometimes, you have to work extra hard depending on what it is you want. Right? Comment if you agree. 

So far, beside being hot and sticky, we really love it here! My husband really loves it here too. He is enjoying his retirement alright! According to him, everyday is a weekend. And as for myself, I love being near my family, especially, my mother. I get to see her, my borothers and sisters and my nieces and nephews whom most of them are not little anymore. I get to see them anytime I want. Well, except right now with the COVID-1,9.

Anyways, it is past midnight right now in the Philippines and I think I am ready for bed. I will tell more of our stories and more updates of our new life here. I just needed to post something here, a way of expressing my joy and excitement that I rediscover my blog. And for those who read and commented in my posts, thank you all! Keep safe!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


It is almost New Year in the Philippines! Another year is about to be over and a new one to start. This year has been good to my me and my family. I can't thank God enough for the good health that we all received this year and for the courage and strength that He provided to overcome all the trials that we've encountered. Thank you Almighty Father for all the wonderful blessings. My family and I are praying for more blessings, good health, love and happiness for this year to come,not just for this family but for all the families. Thank you for the food that they are preparing right now. I may not be with them right now but I can feel their joy as they are gathered together. It is enough for me to feel their happiness. Thank you! 

Happy New Year everyone! 

Sunday, December 28, 2014


I am very thankful to the Lord above for all the wonderful blessings that I received especially for this month. There are so many of them both material and non-material things. I just celebrated my birthday, another year older and I am happy for this gift of life. I received a wonderful gift from my husband, a very nice bracelet. Then, more gifts for me for Christmas, a pair of Ugg boots ( I love Ugg boots) and plane ticket to visit my family. I am looking forward to this trip. I miss my family. Great presents! And most of all his love for me. I feel so lucky to have him in my life. He is such a great guy who has a great heart!

Yesterday was his birthday! Happy Birthday my dear. I love you more and more everyday! Thank you Lord for giving him good health. I am praying for more birthdays to come for him!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Christmas is almost here! I am not really sure of my feelings right now. I love Christmas!  This is my most favorite holiday. But in these fast few years it brought me joy as well as sadness. I spent my Christmas during these years with my husband. I love him so much but I miss my family. He tries so hard to make me happy during my favorite holiday but somehow something is still missing. A piece of my heart is lost somewhere. I guess there is no place like home during this holiday. I miss my family especially during this time. We are very poor. We can not prepare tons of food like others, no presents, no new things and yet we make this a very happy and a memorable one. I wish I can go home and spend my Christmas with them. Someday... someday...

Merry Christmas to all. Give your family a big hug. You are fortunate because you are with them on this very special day!

Monday, November 10, 2014


Today is Sue's birthday. We used to work together. She is very dear to me. I am always thankful to God for giving me a friend like her. She is very genuine, very sweet, very thoughtful and very caring. We have been working in different places now for almost two years but she is still there for me. We still communicate. I love her. She is like my lost sister. I sent her messages today for her birthday. And I hope to see her soon. People like Sue is so hard to find. So I cherish the friendship that we have together. And I hope you guys do the same. We are lucky to have a real friend that we can lean on and count on. A friend who is always there for us in the time of need and not just in the time of happiness.

Happy Birthday Sue! I love you!


Did everyone have a great weekend? Mine was fine. I spent my Saturday doing laundry while watching the TV show Bones. Then babysat the twins at night. It was really fun! It was also nice to earn extra money. I just realized how much I miss those kids. They are getting bigger, smarter and funnier. I took a couple of videos of them with their silliness. It was such a quiet night for me and I love it that they were listening so good. I am looking forward to see them again. My Sunday was just pretty normal! My husband and I did a little bit of grocery shopping. He spent most of his Sunday with his car, doing some stuff on it. I also had to finish my laundry. I was able to watch movie. I have not seen a movie in a while. I have been watching a lot of my TV show. The movie was a nice change. It was a good movie too. And today, ahhh.. so tired again! I spent my day with the one year old kids running around with them. I had so much fun though. My boss is trying to convince me to work in this classroom. I don't know if I want to. I know this age is such a fun age but I could not decide right now yet. It sad though 'coz I came home with a headache and the back of my neck is aching. What a life. It is not easy to earn money.

That is all for now! I hope we all are going to have great week!