Purpose and Acceptance

Well, after one household/prayer meeting, a trip to the salon for a pedi, a 50th wedding anniversay of a relative at the Pen, a night out with CFC household watching bloomfields, and a long talk with Hubby, I finally came up with something.

Purpose and Acceptance.

First, I realized that I'm too busy lately that I haven't really thought of my purpose and if I'm fulfilling it. Things that cross my mind are: my purpose as a daughter of God, as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter of my parents, as a sister and brother, etc... But of course, which of these are my priorities? And I've read that I shouldn't neglect myself too!

Second, Acceptance. After a long talk with Hubby, he let me realized that maybe somehow I haven't accepted the events or even challenges that I usually face in my life. And this is the first step that I have to do so I could embrace life more and live my life to the fullest. And he was right!

Thank God for these realizations which actually eye openers for me. Realizations that made me thank God more. Realizations that made me appreciate Him more for always, always leading me to the right path.


"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't, and believe that everything happens for a reason. Know a good thing when you see it and don't let it slip away. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy, they just said it's worth it." - Anonymous


If I wake up one day to have something in my life, it would be this:

Worry Free
Worry Free!


Have you ever felt so tired in your life that you just want to sleep all day? With this you don't have to worry about anything.

Have you ever felt that you've given all your efforts in your life but nothing positive came out of all your efforts? But on second thought you would ask yourself if you've really given everything?

Have you ever felt so empty inspite of all the blessings in your life?

Have you ever felt lost and realized that things don't go your way?

Have you ever felt so bored and yet you have so much to do?

Yeah, I do have a lot of questions lately. I sometimes even doubt myself if I did make the right decisions in my life.

But, maybe I just need to rest and spend a day to myself.

Or maybe, this is just PMS talking? Or maybe raging hormones?

Or probably the thing that we always blame - STRESS?

Or maybe this is God's way of telling me to pray?

Or maybe, just maybe, I just need to know what I really want out of life.

What do you think?

A at 10 months

I just couldn't believe it! Alex is turning 1 in 2 months! How could it be!? Until now I could still feel the contractions and giving birth is still fresh on my mind! Not to mention having only water and 1 pc. of candy for almost 24 hours!

Oh well, I just have to face it...My baby is a big girl now.

  • At 10 months she can now stand without support in 13 seconds.
  • I heard her say "Mama" and "Dada"
  • She would hide in her play yard if she wants to play peek-a-boo
  • She sleeps on her own now!! Wooohooo!!
  • She eats anything, fish, chicken, beef, but of course, always with SAYOTE
  • She knows when we talk about her
  • Now knows how to make pa-cute!!!
Oh, I can go on and on and on. But the bottomline is she just makes us really proud parents! <*smile*>
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On Alex' birthday update, we finalized the ff already:
  • Theme - Hawaiian Party/Lilo & Stitch
  • Venue - Done
  • Caterer - Party Time - Done
  • Invite - 70% (me na lang gumawa)
  • Photographer (Ken Go) - Booked already
  • Glitter Tattoo - Booked
To book pa:
  • Party Organizer/Host
  • Food Carts
  • Venue/Balloon Decor
  • Bubble Show
  • Game Booths
  • Cake
  • Favors/Prizes/Giveaways/Leis
Oh, we need to finalize the guest list!! But, I guess we still have lots of time (party is on March), so, no need to worry. :)

Shopping as Usual in Hongkong

A funny thing happened when we were in Hongkong.

From the ferry terminal of Hongkong, we took 2 cabs on our way to Causeway Bay. My Dad, sister and brother were in the same cab. Hubby, Baby Alex, and I on the second cab. We didn't know where we were staying then because my sister had an agreement with the owner that they would just meet at Causeway Bay Gate E. When we got to Causeway Bay, guess what happened? we were dropped off in different locations! Yes, we were in Causeway Bay, but, who would have thought that there are at least 4 MTR gates in Causeway Bay!?! And, the worst thing is, we weren't able to apply for roaming so we can't text and call!! Waaaaah! But the ones on the first cab were all bringing a cellphone. Hmph!

Anyway, we were looking and looking and looking for each other for the past 2 hours! We were in the highway (with all the huge luggages), Alex getting scared of the buses, me getting paranoid and scared and hot-tempered, and Hubby getting tired. Haaaaay. After several prayers, my sister finally saw us (while asking for directions to the police!). Thank GOD.

So, with this, we decided not to go to Disneyland anymore since it's already past lunch time and we were all soooo tired. And I was thinking of going shopping for more. hehe! :)

After having lunch at McDonald's, we spent the whole afternoon shopping at Causeway Bay.



Then we took a nap. After that, we went to Victoria Peak to have dinner there. We thought we'd find a good (and cheap) resto there but we ended up eating at McDonald's again! :)



View from Victoria Peak

The weather was not that cold compared to Macau, but you would still need a jacket. When Mom, Dad and I went to Hongkong last 2000, I really, really loved it! But now, I just don't know why I wasn't that impressed anymore. Maybe because I just came from Macau where it's so clean and quiet and the not-too-busy roads. Or maybe because we got lost and got stressed out!? Hmmm...

We just spent our overnight in Hongkong then we went back to Macau to go back to Clark. On our way back, it was stress-free! We were in ferry terminal really early that we were able to eat breakfast at wherelse! McDonald's! Haha! We got to Macau also early that we were able to visit Macau Tower. We had a great time here and met a lot of Filipinos working there. :)

Alex was just sleeping the entire trip! She was sleeeping in the ferry, in the cab, in the plane, and in the bus. Very good and tired baby. hehehe!

So, to end this post about our Holiday get-away, I just thank God for allowing us to have fun and for always, always keeping us safe. (*smile*)

Macau: A Nice Place to Visit

Before, the first thing that would come into my mind when I hear about Macau is that it's an old, old place where there is bartering of goods like food and clothing. hehe! But, I was wrong.

Initially, my family planned to go to Palawan for Christmas, but when we found out about the super cheap airfares of Tiger Airways we immediately jumped at the opportunity. And it was really worth it!

Of course there were drawbacks for a cheap airfare...like seats are first come, first served. No food and drinks served during the flight. But, for an hour and a half flight, this is not really a big deal. And besides, we were travelling with a Baby, so we were allowed to go in first.

Anyway, we all loved Macau. It's a very small city. You can even go all around it for a day. Casinos are all over, that's why they call it "The Las Vegas of Asia". Although not everybody knows how to speak in English but most of the people from the tourist spots and the mall can. Food is also really, really good (that is, if you love Chinese food. :) ).

Well, here are the places that we've visited in Macau:

Leal Senado - this place is the center of Macau. Lots of people, shops, and restos. I sooo loved this place. We spent almost out whole day here.



Ruins of St. Paul - a popular site of Macau. Try all the food sold here like the Macau Cookies, the peanuts dipped in sesame seeds, pork, etc...It's really good!


Fisherman's Wharf - a must-see! Not so many people, huge place with shops and restos. Great at night. This is near the Sands hotel.



Dancing fountain of Wynn Hotel - the show is every 15 minutes. I liked it. It's like the Las Vegas' dancing fountain.


Macau Tower - a must-see! 60-flr tower that is over-looking the entire Macau. It's good to visit in the morning. Ok also to visit at night and have dinner here, very romantic. :)

Nice View~

Barrier Gate - we crossed the China border thru the barrier gate and went to Zhuhai. My, my, this is heaven for the shopping addicts (like me and my family!) hehehe.


Oh I had to warn you, it could get really cold there during the winter season (December - February). Coming from a tropical country like us, we had to wear 2-3 light jackets. hehe! Except for Hubby who can tolerate only 1 long sleeves. How can he do that!?!?

We weren't able to visit a lot of places. We realized on our way back home that there were still lots of places to visit in Macau but maybe next time. Because it's really worth coming back. :)

For more info about Macau, click here.

On our second to the last day, we went to Hongkong. That would be on my next post.