Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Snuggy went to heaven

Last Sunday, October 5, 2008 I cried my heart out after attending the worship service because I received a message from my mom saying that SNUGGY my tortoise, who had been with us for the last 10 years. He was given to me by my cousin who left for the states in '98. Now, there is an empty space in my heart coz I won't be seeing him anymore every time I go to the bathroom.

If you wanted to ask the reason why he left, well i really don't have any answers. He just refused to eat. I even heard him one time crying. I don't know what happened. It pains me that my pet passed away. I just hope wherever pets go when they die, Snuggy is there, and that he is happy. Maybe there you can play with Snappy. Give him my regards okey? I miss you SNUGGY.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


So much with people changing their minds. This week we will move to a new office space. I will be mingling with a new group of people and I'm looking forward to accomplishing things with the this new group.

The things I will miss here at 14th floor are as follows:

  1. The kids - the marketing and admin staff of MMM. They have all these crazy antics up their sleeves and the board room will never be the same without them.
  2. The boisterous laughter around here when the "cats" are away... if you get the drift
  3. Honestly , I will miss the constant bantering of the people here.
  4. And last but not the least, the oleh-oleh and the food trip of the people here. Out of this world.

I guess in the process, one leaves behind a part of oneself when one moves but we should not fret about it. Every new chapter of our lives bring surprises and new beginnings. Now ain't that worth the journey?
Tagged by Rayts

The Rules: Each player answers the given questions about themselves. At the end of which, a further 5-6 people are tagged and informed accordingly on their own blogs. The unfortunate victim is requested to let the person who tagged them know when they’ve posted their answer.

  1. What was I doing 10 years ago? 10 years?! Wow! I'm still in college back then. I tried to earn money by working in RMC and that was where we met and that was were our story began. I remember how pious we were back then. We frequent the church almost everyday for reasons only known to us. Whenever I try to look back, I can't help but think those were really good days for me. I earned really good friends and you are one of them.
  2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today? Darn! Finalize the program proposal for Nursing English, Talk to the security guards of Brawijaya Apartment (they will lose their job this month) to ask them about the application status, Communicate with Isaki san about the visit of Japanese to our office, Design an NCLEX review program for MMM, Consult with my boss re: instructors for my programs and the list goes on...
  3. Snacks you enjoy? I love bananas with milk. Pizza and pasta (all time favorite)
  4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire? Wow! That's like huge. Well, I'll buy my folks their own place and give them money for them to do whatever it is they please. I'll open a foundation for the brethren who need to have their own source of livelihood. I can now help more because I have more. And I will go places, without considering backpackers stuff. I will travel in style. And last but not the least, I can pursue my business plans. To open a place where my friends and I can hang out and at the same time earn money.
  5. Places you have lived? Isabel Leyte, Las Pinas, Makati, Pasig, Los Banos, Bay Laguna, Jl. Rambai Jakarta Selatan, Brawijaya Apartment, Jakarta Selatan, Lombok Residences, Jakarta Pusat, and Jl. Ciawi , Jakarta Selatan
  6. Who are your next victims? ALODIE

Friday, May 23, 2008

Close Shave

Today, I am feeling giddy and all because despite of the many bumps I went through this week, I can still stay that Life is beautiful. Oh on my way to the office I almost got him by a motorcycle. It was really a close shave, something pulled me back and that was my angel. One thing is true about the drivers here in Indonesia, they are all rushing to hell.

This week was rather rough for me, we lost our Lolo Bening. Even if you try to understand that it was already time for him to go, I can't help but feel the pain of losing him. And again, my brother doesn't give a damn about helping. It irritates me that he's so irresponsible. Oh I don't have to dwell on this or I'll just ruin my day.

On weekend we will prepare a little something for our minister who is coming home here. I hope I can invite more brethren to come so we can all have some fun. Dids, are you coming over?


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Parting ways

Just about an hour ago my friend called me, she said she has tendered her resignation to her boss. Of course I was shocked and I asked her why? Well, she said she had enough. I totally understand that. I guess there are some things in life worth fighting for and there are those that we have to let go.

I know that I will feel sad when my friend leaves Jakarta because she has been my confidant and she's my my very good friend here. But I know this too will pass. I would rather be sad for a while than see her suffer in her work. She deserves more. Many Filipinos aspire for greater things that is why they leave their home land. Some people may be lucky but others working abroad are just victims of injustice and unfair labor practice. Every OFW wants a better life for their family in RP. I just hope the people back home will reciprocate by spending the money wisely. Coz i tell you staying in a foreign land is never easy.

Sister ganda, wherever your destiny brings you, I hope we will still stay in touch. I'll miss you.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

My "Someday" has arrived

by: Nina

Someday you’re gonna realize
One day you’ll see this through my eyes
By then I won’t even be there
I’ll be happy somewhere
Even if I cared

I know you don’t really see my worth
You think you’re the last guy on earth
Well I’ve got news for you
I know I’m not that strong
But it won’t take long
Won’t take long

'Coz Someday someone’s gonna love me
The way I wanted you to need me
Someday someone’s gonna take your place
One day I’ll forget about you
You'll see, I won't even miss you

Someday someday

Right now I know you can tell
I’m down and I’m not doing well
But one day these tears they will all run dry
I won’t have to cry, sweet goodbye

Coz' someday someone’s gonna love me
The way I wanted you to need me
Someday someone’s gonna take your place oohh..
One day I’ll forget about you
You'll see, I won't even miss you

Someday, i know someone's gonna be there

Someday someone’s gonna love me
The way I wanted you to need me
Someday someone’s gonna take your place
One day I’ll forget about you
You'll see, I won't even miss you

Someday someday..
oh yeah...

This song has touched my inner core in more ways than one. I used to cry whenever I hear this song. Yes, indeed this was my silent plea. That someday I will be happy with someone and I will forget about my past. Now, that "someday" has finally arrived. It feels good to be needed and loved. Thank you honeybunch for taking care of me.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Naked truth

As defined in Wikipedia, clothing protects the human body from extreme weather and other features of the environment. It is worn for safety, comfort, and modesty and to reflect religious, cultural and social meaning.

Earlier today on my way to the office, while I was crossing the overpass in Sinar Pagi. I saw a naked boy lying on the rather cold cement curled up and when I was descending the stairs there was another man there who was naked and he was sleeping soundly like a log baring his humanity for the world to see. These two people laid there mangled by their quota of defeat. This sight made me appreciate my blessings once again. Lately, I've been wondering why I'm experiencing hard times. But after seeing these two men, I came to realize how blessed I am. I still have a roof under my head. I still have clothes to protect me from my environment. I'm still blessed with so much. Maybe you also are. So if at times you want to question your creator about life's complexities just stop for a while and think of those who have nothing at all. Those who had lost their hope to experience even a little comfort. Those who live their lives wishing it were their last day.

The naked truth is we exist in a world of inequality. It will always be this way. No matter how hard we work to achieve a society that practices equality, it will just remain a dream. Yes, there will always be inequality because it is only then that we begin to appreciate the roles given to us. But we have to remember what ever part we play, we have to give our best, for the the end of our journey we will be rewarded accordingly.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

He brings a smile to my face

When I'm down or sad or tired, i just have to talk to this young man and just like that all those unwanted emotions will simply go away. This kid can be a blabber mouth and when he flashes his smile oh geez I am simply captivated. Before I left for Jakarta I bought him Barney vcds. He calls this purple dino "beeney" . His mom said he would sing and dance with beeney. He will soon be a school boy. I hope he would enjoy playing with kids and learning new stuff. I miss him already. I miss him everyday.