Monday, March 28, 2011

When waiting for change is enlightening...

Change is once again on its way.


But there's a bigger change that's happening to me.

Having to face this situation that will be coming my way soon, and being calm about it, too calm actually, is surprising me in so many ways.

Back in one of my subjects in college, there was one exam when we were ask to come up with our very own theory. With the one thousand and one things that filled up my notebooks and yellow pads in those 5 years of schooling, "my theory" is on top of the list of those i never forgot.

I wrote a paragraph or two on how powerful the human brain is. That it controls our whole being and that of others as well. That brains of different people talk and communicate even without the individuals uttering any word. That the brain is so powerful it can control the future.

Yes I know this sounds vague and these are ideas we already know. But during that time, some 15 years ago, i never came across "The Secret" or knew anyone from the landmark education center. Although i owe a few from these 2 great ideas my optimistic view in life, i must say i have always had it in me to control and be able to separate the good from bad thoughts.

I know my strength. I went through a lot as a child. I've always thought i was weird and that i had out-of-this-world thoughts and even considered myself crazy! But hey, this is the real deal. I get my strength and will-power to live from this "weird" brain.

Or maybe this is all because im getting old. Who knows?!


P.S. I miss my Dad so much.




Sunday, March 27, 2011

Camp Kasal

My sister's getting married in 13 days. Yes, that's 2 weeks from now and somehow, it just started to dawn on me how much i still need to prepare for the trip. They have decided to get married in Ma-ao, Bago City, Negros Occidental.
For the Boys (Especially the entourage)For the Girls (Especially the entourage)
"Chucks and Cords" being the motif, had me all wind up on our get up. It was only last week that I got to buy chucks for the kids, white for Taal and dark pink hi-cut for Ada.

As for me, Im using an old pair of chucks bought by my sisters in HK some 4 years ago. Its a hi-cut purple weave with green lace and accents. And this is kinda why im having a hard time to come up with a get up.

I'm just glad my friend dragged me to visit the Nullah shop along Jupiter last friday after lunch where i found ada's dress.

(This is not what he's actually wearing. Its just the suspenders that he's using for his get up.)

Taal i think was the first one to complete his get up, we bought his corduroy last Aug in H&M in HK and the polo was a gift, the last accent, which is the suspenders was purchased yesterday in Shopwise San Pedro.

The husband, fell in love with a checkered polo in Muji yesterday. My husband is very keen on the quality of the clothes he buys for himself, from the fabric to the intricacy of the embroidery up to how the buttons were sewn. And something that passed his standards for less than a regular-priced Zara polo is very very surprising. Plus the fact that they have super small sizes that fits him perfectly. :-)

As for me, i think im not buying anything for this event. Im using my old corduroy shorts, as in only like maybe 6 or 7 years old already and a nice white top i got from the Zara employee's sale for almost 80% discount.

Now, i have one less worry before the Camp Kasal. I still have to plan on the staglorette party and the chaotic list i have to work on and finish before leaving for the wedding.

Let's do this!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Respect and integrity

If everyone in this world would keep in mind how important these 2 words are, the world will be too boring to live in. But just think about it, how honest will the society be?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy Place

happy place. The mental state achieved when one wants to avoid the unpleasant or uncomfortble. Everyone's happy place is different, and usually consists of the things that make them joyous.

In this world that I'm in. There are certain aspects of my life that sometimes gets too much of my energy. There is a need to have this "happy place" or should i say "places"...

Life is unfair they say. And they are right. It will never be fair. NEVER. You wake up early only to be caught in traffic and will cause you that tardiness deduction. You wait for that perfect partner only to find out the evil side of him after you get married. Or you save up on something only to realize that you never needed it anyway.

But what keeps you going during times like when you feel the world is ganging up on you? I always have my jars filled with "happy places"...
...palm drive in UPLB...
...basketball sa trancoville....
...rose garden and kubo in asin rd house...
..."jogging...jogging..." as 2-year old gykgyk goes around the lawn...
...ma-ddy, ada used to call me this...
...fantaluli...
...my dad and his Marcos stories...
...my OVPSO family...
...happy hour around metro manila...
...shutterbugs...
...Beach 81 in Palawan...
...Raising the mammoth...
...MCA and alabang days...
...swimming sa malamig na tubig ng antipolo...
...boracay at bagyo...
...road trip to tagaytay at mais...
...boses ni Papa...
...Unity is the best policy...
...4-diamond 4-ever...
...life and the box of chocolate...
...twister and waterworld...
...JRC and 1-14-94...

the list will go on... so is the smile in my face every time i look back and remember all these...