Archive | October, 2010

St. Jude’s Feast

28 Oct

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It was my second time to attend the yearly St. Jude’s feast at National Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus. I came back not only for my petition prayer but to also thank St. Jude for granting my prayers. St. Jude is indeed- The Saint of hopeless cases. 


Today, I along with my twin sister and friends went to the Shrine to hear the 8am mass. As usual, like last year, the “road” to St. Jude was not easy. Struggles were everywhere. We couldn’t tell the explanation behind what happened last year and today, but it seemed like obstacles to test our faith were given to us.


Last year, when I and my best friend were doing the 9-day Novena Marathon, we experienced many tests. I could even remember that we almost fought because of those different challenges but everything was settled. That was when we realized that our faith was tested. 


Today, I brought our car. We were four. Betty (our car’s name) was running fine but when we arrived at the Shrine, Betty’s engine shut off. I tried soooo hard to restart “her” engine but I failed. Angels in human form were sent to us, they pushed Betty to a vacant lot where “she” stayed. We knew that it was another challenge sent to us to test our faith, we were very sure. We left Betty there, rushed and went inside the Shrine. We were just in time, and we were even seated on a comfy pew. I was not that worried, I was very confident that Betty would work and that we would be able to send ourselves home safe and sound.


The mass ended at  9:00am. We went back to the parking lot where Betty was. I opened the doors and let everybody in. I counted 1 to 3, and said “ready, guys?” Everyone was silent. I closed my eyes, and powered the engine on, but it didn’t start, I was still calm, and just kept my eyes closed while praying silently “Lord, St. Jude, please guide us and keep us safe…” after another try, they heard my prayer, and Betty started working. She ran from Malacanang to Timog to Lagro without problems. πŸ™‚


After the challenging experience, we decided to go to Shakey’s Timog where we ate and shared memorable stories with one another. πŸ™‚


Thank you St. Jude! πŸ™‚ Thank You Lord! :))


Keep your faith in your hearts, all the time! :))

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another suprise from Jon :) Irreplaceable indeed! :)

28 Oct

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.. this morning I was surprised to see this gift from my Hun.
.. 10/28/2010
.. another unforgettable and irreplaceable gift from Jon
.. another memorable surprise.
.. this morning, before I went to St. Jude for the 8am mass, I went to the office. I passed by Jon’s station to give him something, he asked me to just place it inside the locker,so I did. When I opened it, this big blue paper bag with a note plastered on it stunned me. I got it and checked what was in it, and saw this black box with Blackberry written on it, I was speechless… and didn’t know what to do. After a few seconds of silence, I locked the locker, got the paper bag, and went back to his station. I said “thank you” countless times. (I couldn’t thank him enough…)
.. this is the best mobile for me, irreplaceable indeed! πŸ™‚
.. Jon aslo got one for him, a  black one of the same model and brand.. His’ and Hers’ ba itey? πŸ™‚
.. Now, I’m giving my old Blackberry phone to sam, and she’s very happy too! πŸ™‚
.. No special occasion but everyday becomes special because we have each other (ang keso lang!) πŸ™‚
.. I don’t want to brag and make yabang about my new BB, but I just want to tell the whole world how proud and happy I am. It’s not the BB that makes the gift special, it’s really JON. 



Hun, thanks for this wonderful gift.. but as I always say… YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH.. you’re the GREATEST GIFT I’ve ever received from God, and I’ll always be thankful! πŸ™‚ I promise to take care of this gift..and I will call it HoneyBB.. haha! :)) I love you sooo much! :)) apir! :))

Driver and Sister For The Day

26 Oct

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Today was a tiring but happy day for me and my sisters.


I was the driver for the day.


1) We went to our office (my and sam’s) to submit some papers. I was able to see Jon Weeeeee! πŸ™‚ And I felt very happy that I’ve finally met Jon’s ate- Claire. I saw her in our office’s HR, and I knew that it was the right time to greet her. At first, I was really hesitant and nervous because we weren’t introduced to each other prior to this one so I was not sure how to call her. When I saw her, I said “hello, Claire? Right?” and everything started from there. We had a good conversation about a few things–my health condition and my twin sister’s too, her new work schedule, and etc. I felt sooo happy because we had a smooth talk. I shared this happy story with Jon and he was very glad (Jon has been waiting for this moment. He wants me to meet his family and friends soon, but we just don’t have any opportunity yet. I am really looking forward for more talks with his sister, and to also meet Jon’s family and friends).




2) From the office, we went to Capitol Medical Center to see our doctors. My two sisters met their OB-GYNE and I went to my ENT and Ortho-Surgeon.


3) After spending 5 hours in the hospital, we went to Trinoma and had a sooo sarap dinner at World Chicken- it was my first time, so my ate taught me how the combo works. I had chicken, bacon rice, fettucine, and Iced tea… all for 188 pesos.. sulit-sarap indeed. After our dinner, we went to Technomarine to buy a new strap for my watch, but too bad, no strap of any color was available, so I just asked them to install my old strap back, because the prior one was already impossible to use. Technomarine’s customer service was great, they cleaned my watch and had my old strap hooked without a cost, and they got my number listed and they promised to text me as soon as my choice becomes available. Next stop was at Landmark, my ate bought new clothes for her growing tummy… haha… buntis indeed! πŸ™‚ Last stop was at Crazy Crepes. We all had Ice Cream Crepes… I and Sam enjoyed Strawberry Vanilla, and Ate Loi had Choco Banana. Yummy! πŸ™‚


We arrived home at 9:00pm. It was really a busy day for us but I enjoyed spending good times with my sisters… πŸ™‚


World Chicken, it was nice meeting you… ang sarap mo!!! πŸ™‚

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sundate :)

25 Oct

>My Hun just left…and I’m starting to miss him again.


So how was my weekend?

Saturday: Morning: I was in the hospital and took care of my sister. Aside from being my sister’s caregiver, I was also her driver for that day. πŸ™‚ Finally, she was sent home after the 3-day- stay that we spent in the hospital.

Sunday: I woke up early and heard the 10am mass. I was with my bestfriend. Went to the office to meet Jon. We went to Trinoma, we were supposed to watch Life As We Know It, but the ticket booth was jam-packed so decided to postpone the movie. Jon bought some stuff for him. We had a yummy lunch at Teriyaki Boy (Thanks Hun for the treat!!! πŸ˜€ ). From the mall, we went home and slept for 4 hours. After that sarap-sleep, we went to our friend’s crib. πŸ™‚ Jon spent the night here and it felt good that he was the first person I saw this morning! πŸ™‚

LOVE…:)

Another memorable Sundate with my Hun! ;))

100

23 Oct

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  1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
     *City
  2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch?
     *Nothing.. πŸ™‚
  3. Before you started this survey, what were you doing?
     *talking with my tita
  4. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
     *Glee
  5. Without looking, guess what time it is
     *5:00pm
  6. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
     *5:00PM ;))
  7. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
     *my sister
  8. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
     *at our garage. spoke with my tita
  9. Did you dream last night?
     *yes
  10. Do you remember your dreams?
     *not anymore
  11. When did you last laugh?
     *just a few hours ago
  12. Do you remember why / at what?
     *because of the new puppies! πŸ™‚
  13. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
     *frames
  14. Seen anything weird lately?
     *none
  15. What do you think of this quiz?
     *helps me forget about these back and head aches
  16. What is the last film you saw?
     *Marley and Me
  17. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
     *Rome πŸ™‚
  18. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
     *The first thing I would buy– plane tickets for me, Jon, and my family. πŸ™‚ 
  19. Tell me something about you that most people don’t know.
     *i’m a cry baby! πŸ™‚
  20. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
     *traffic policies we have here in the Philippines.
  21. Do you like to dance?
     *i don’t know how to.. πŸ™‚
  22. Would you ever consider living abroad?
     *to earn, yes. But I still want to get old and die here in the Philippines
  23. Does your name make any interesting anagrams?
     *yes
  24. Who made the last incoming call on your phone?
     *tita nene
  25. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
     *songs
  26. Last time you swam in a pool?
     *i can’t even remember when
  27. Type of music you like most?
     *old songs.. haha! πŸ™‚
  28. Type of music you dislike most?
     *hard rock songs
  29. Are you listening to music right now?
     *nope
  30. What color is your bedroom carpet?
     *none
  31. If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do?
     *our room
  32. What was the last thing you bought?
     *a key chain.. πŸ™‚
  33. Have you ever ridden on a motorbike?
     *yes, and I won’t dare to try another ride…never ever again!
  34. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
     *maybe..
  35. Do you have a garden?
     *none. there’s a room for it but no one in the family has ever tried making one.
  36. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?
     *yes
  37. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
     *going home today! πŸ™‚ we were in the hospital for the past 3 days
  38. If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
     *Nicholas Cage.. haha! πŸ™‚
  39. Who sent the last text message you received?
     *Hun
  40. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
     *I don’t have one
  41. What time is bed time?
     *it varies
  42. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?
     *nope
  43. How many tattoos do you have?
     *none
  44. If you don’t have any, have you ever thought of getting one?
     *yes..to hide the scar on my back
  45. What did you do for your last birthday?
     *just celebrated it at home. When its 12MN hit the clock, I was with my colleagues, inside the training room. It felt good when they greeted me. πŸ™‚
  46. Do you carry a donor card?
     *not YET
  47. Who was the last person you ate dinner with?
     *sam
  48. Is the glass half empty or half full?
     *half empty
  49. What’s the farthest-away place you’ve been?
     *Hong Kong
  50. When’s the last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
     *when I was a kid pa.
  51. Have you ever won a trophy?
     *yes
  52. Are you a good cook?
     *so-so…tama lang..hehe! πŸ™‚
  53. Do you know how to pump your own gas?
     *nope
  54. If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?
     *Einstein…haha! πŸ™‚
  55. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school?
     *yes…of course naman!
  56. Do you touch-type?
     *yes
  57. What’s under your bed?
     *nothing
  58. Do you believe in love at first sight?
     *nope
  59. Think fast, what do you like right now?
     *Satio Sony Ericsson… hehe! :))
  60. Where were you on Valentine’s day?
     *home. I don’t celebrate VD….sorry! πŸ™‚
  61. What time do you get up?
     *6:00am
  62. What was the name of your first pet?
     *jumbo
  63. Who is the second to last person to call you?
     *Hun
  64. Is there anything going on this weekend?
     *I’ll meet Hun tomorrow. Jase’s Bday! πŸ™‚
  65. How are you feeling right now?
     *not that well. My back and head hurt like hell.. 😦
  66. What do you think about the most?
     *a lot of things e
  67. What time do you get up in the morning?
     *early, no specific time though
  68. If you had A Big Win in the Lottery, how long would you wait to tell people?
     *i don’t have to tell EVERYONE, unless they ask. Bragging is not in my vocabulary
  69. Who would you tell first?
     *my parents
  70. What is the last movie that you saw at the cinema?
     *I can’t remember na…
  71. Do you sing in the shower?
     *yes.. haha
  72. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
     *I don’t have one
  73. What do you do most when you are bored?
     *twit! πŸ™‚
  74. What do you do for a living?
     *work… πŸ™‚
  75. Do you love your job?
     *yes and no. πŸ™‚
  76. What did you want to be when you grew up?
     *i wanted to be a doctor
  77. If you could have any job, what would you want to do/be?
     *teach…:)
  78. Which came first the chicken or the egg?
     *chicken..haha! I can’t believe this one! :))
  79. How many keys on your key ring?
     *2
  80. Where would you retire to?
     *i’m too young to think about that
  81. What kind of car do you drive?
     *Mitsubishi
  82. What are your best physical features?
     *i don’t know.. πŸ™‚
  83. What are your best characteristics?
     *friendly
  84. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go?
     *Rome!!! :))
  85. What kind of books do you like to read?
     *Inspirational Books. Joshua Harris’
  86. Where would you want to retire to?
    *i’m too young to think about that
  87. What is your favorite time of the day?
     *evening.. πŸ™‚
  88. Where did you grow up?
     *qc
  89. How far away from your birthplace do you live now?
     *a 30-minute ride away from home
  90. What are you reading now?
     *duh.. of course this survey!
  91. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
     *MORNING.:)
  92. Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
     *nope
  93. Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?
     *yes
  94. Do you have pets?
     *yes
  95. How many rings before you answer the phone?
     *3-4.. πŸ™‚
  96. What is your best childhood memory?
     *street games!
  97. What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?
     *same same same
  98. Any new and exciting things that you would like to share?
     *i am happily taken.. :))
  99. What is most important in life?
     *to have faith in Him
    100.What Inspires You?
*the people I love!

Random Questions

23 Oct

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1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
* one of the biggest scars I have is on my lower back- from the surgery I had 7 mos ago.
2. WHAT ARE ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
* nothing.. πŸ™‚ haha!
3. WHAT DOES YOUR CELL PHONE LOOK LIKE?
* QWERTY Pad. Charcoal. BB.. πŸ™‚
4. WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LIKE TO LISTEN TO?
* different genres… πŸ™‚ It depends on my mood.. I prefer old songs though… πŸ™‚
5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
* 11:58am
6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE?
* to be with my daddy soon
7. WHAT/WHO DO YOU MISS AT TIMES?
* my dad
8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRICED POSSESSION?
* the wonderful people I have. my family, relatives, friends, colleagues…and my one and only Jon. Priceless indeed! :))
9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SMELL?
* sweet scents/ white musk/ 
10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
* nope
11. IF YOU WILL DIE TOMORROW?
* I’ll call my dad and I’ll let him know how much I love him and how grateful I am for having him around. *I’ll hug and kiss my mom and 3 sisters. *I’ll go to Jon’s place and offer a joyride to anywhere he wanna go… we’ll buy food, take tons of photos together, and will just sleep beside him.
12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
* Myself.. haha! :))
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PERFUME?
* Clinique Happy
14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
* Jon’s.. haha! :)) 
15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING TO SOMEONE?
* Nowhere?! I’m a Gal! :)) 
19. WHO IS THE LAST PERSON WHO MADE YOU MAD?
* I can’t remember na… 
20. DO YOU SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE?
* Yes. Filipino! πŸ™‚
21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST GIFT SOMEONE EVER GAVE YOU (OF THE OPPOSITE SEX)?
* A love letter when I was in 3rd or 4th Grade πŸ™‚
22. WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS LEAVING?
* Yes.. πŸ™‚ 
23. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TELL SOMEONE HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU?
* best place for me is on a rooftop where no one but the two of you talking with each other. OOhhh I remember 06/16/2010… Dencio’s rooftop. πŸ™‚
24. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:
* 16
25. WHAT IS THE ONE NUMBER YOU CALL OFTEN?
* Jon’s  πŸ™‚
26. WHAT ANNOYS YOU THE MOST?
* Arrogant and boastful people; people who talk and think negative thinks about others; 
27. HAVE YOU EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
* Yes, when I was a kid. πŸ˜‰
28. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED OUT THIS SURVEY?
* downloading songs for the MMP i’m making πŸ™‚
29. IF YOU COULD GET PLASTIC SURGERY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
*is liposuction considered a plastic surgery?? haha! :))
30. WHY DID YOU FILL OUT THIS SURVEY?
* to KILL time.. :))
31. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ON YOUR PIZZA?
* Cheese and hot sauce
32. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ALCOHOL BECAME ILLEGAL?
* call Jon and share with him the good news. haha! He’ll be happy for me…I’m sure! :))
33. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
* Be with the people I love! Be with Jon.. πŸ™‚
34. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF IT SUDDENLY STARTED RAINING BLOOD?
* Hide inside the house and call Jon to make sure he’s okie.. :))
35. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
* Nope.
36. DO YO U WISH ON STARS?
* Yes, I actually do! πŸ™‚
37. WHICH FINGER[S] IS YOUR FAVORITE?
*my ring finger πŸ™‚
38. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY?
* 2 weeks ago.. 😦
39. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
* at times… haha! 
40. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH?
*Binalot na Sisig with Salted egg and tomatoes on the side! πŸ™‚
41. ANY BAD HABITS?
* i can’t think of anything. hmmm I was an alcohol sucker.. I mean, for me weekends WERE made for alcohol.. haha! πŸ™‚ But now, no more weekends with those bottles and pitchers. Hearty living na muna. Right Dad, right Jon? :))
42. WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING CD ON THE SHELF?
* Jessa Zaragosa’s (my mom’s!)
43. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
* definitely! πŸ™‚
44. HAVE YOU EVER TOLD A SECRET YOU SWORE NOT TO TELL?
* Yes.
45. DO LOOKS MATTER?
* Yes. But that is just a secondary for me.
46. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
* Cry, blog, and Twit! :))
47. WHERE IS YOUR SECOND HOME?
* my bestfriend’s
48. DO YOU TRUST OTHERS EASILY?
* Yes.

Vito Angelo

19 Oct

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Vito Angelo
..the family’s first baby! πŸ™‚
..it’s really early to tell the baby’s Sex, but we are very excited and we sooo want to have a baby boy so we already have a name for him- Vito Angelo and his nickname is Wiko. :)) (fingers crossed!)
..Wiko, we’ll see you in May 2010.
..I’m the sooooo proud and excited TITA!!!^^.
..and to my Ate Loi, take care of yourself! πŸ™‚ We’re always here for you and Baby Wiko! Congrats, future mommy! :))