Friday, March 27, 2015

High School Graduation of my Niece Bhim

It's  been 6 years when my oldest brother died in a motorcycle  crash accident.  The photo below was taken when we visited my family in the Philippines 3 months before he died.  He gave me a ride in his motorcycle.  He was a  very good driver even on the  road like seen in the photo.  They were just developing the road to our place  when this photo was taken.  I did not know that  it was the last ride me and him would share.  I miss him, he was my closest siblings of all.  Today is his 44th birthday.  He died so young leaving three daughters who were very young then.  His youngest daughter was barely a year old when he passed.  So sad and it really hurts!  
Yesterday, his oldest daughter has just graduated high school.  He could have been very proud of her as he had always been when he was still alive.  My niece is a very bright  young lady.  She and her sisters was crushed when their father passed away.  Sometimes it's  hard to accept  things that happen to our lives but we have to move on and focus on the good things.  I pray that my nieces would continue to  do great in school. 
 Congratulations Bhim!  I'm sure your Papa is very proud of you!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dear Mama

I fall short of words when I try to express my gratitude for everything you've done in my life. Thank you for being always there for me. having a mother like you is the best gift I have received from God. I love you so much. Wishing you a very happy birthday. 

Love,

Mae

Monday, January 26, 2015

Review Center

After the two-week temporary job that my sister Mae did in school, she said that she is now working at a review center. She did not elaborate the detail but hopefully, it is something good that she can keep for a longer period of time. I am praying that she would be able to find a permanent job so she won't be disappointed and result into getting married.

Techniques to be a high quality Rehab Therapist

There are many techniques that can be utilized to be a high quality rehab therapist. Understanding how to communicate with patients in a way they can understand is that central to success. Being able to be a high quality problem solver is also essential to helping people reach their goals. Having the ability to motivate people who have lost faith in themselves is also essential that are being successful in this profession.

The Problem Solving Skills

Understanding how to motivate people to solve their own problems is one of the most important things for someone in the rehabilitation industry to understand how to do. When these individuals understand their ability to make a difference through creative problem solving techniques, they will be able to learn more about the ways in which they can make the difference in the lives of their patients.

Flexibility

Understanding how to be flexible with people's belief in themselves is also an important part of helping people to recover from injury. Completely being willing to listen to patients about the challenges they are facing is a great way to gain the trust of an individual who was frustrated with their physical condition. When people feel they have a support system they are more likely to meet their own expectations.

Motivation

Keeping people motivated that can be challenging when they do not feel they are missing the progress that they want to achieve. Racing the progress of steps down into smaller more manageable experiences is essential for individuals who are trying to improve the overall quality of life.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Good and Bad

So many  bad things happened to my family back home this year.  My Mom's house got   destroyed by a typhoon, one of  my sisters was diagnosed with Myoma (tumor), and many other things that  left me so stressed out for the past  months.  That's one advantage of being away from your family.  It is also hard because I don't have a permanent job here so financial support has been so hard  for us.  Although we really tried our best to help out, it still  ain't enough.  My sister has also been feeling so low lately because she didn't pass the teachers board but I told her to try again  next year.  
She has been sending out applications and resume but since job  opportunities in the Philippines is so scarce, she find it hard to land a job.  Through the help of a good friend, she  had the opportunity to work as a substitute for  just two weeks, which is really god.  I told her that it's good  to have it at  this time of the year so she'll have something to spend for the holidays.    I hope and wish that she can find a job after this one.
 She will be going to Manila on Christmas break because she got a call for an interview.  Good luck Nhe!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

How age Affects your Chances of Getting Pregnant



I was already in my 30-ish when I got  hitched so I thought getting pregnant would be so much harder.  I feel the fear when  after over a year of trying, hubby and I are still trying without luck.  But I think that a lot of  it was the fact that we were living so far away and I was stressed out and anxious.  He would just come to my country  to visit and stay  a week or two.  Thanks God that I got pregnant after  a year and  several months of trying.  
We all know that age and fertility are important factors in getting pregnant. Women are at the peak of fertility in their early twenties and as they grow older their fertility begins to slowly decrease from there, according to www.pregnancytips.org. Women in their twenties are ready for pregnancy, and probably will be for a while if you decide to wait to start your family. That said, pregnancy at any age has advantages and disadvantages. 


At age 40 and above women have reduced fertility potential as compared to that seen in younger women. However, this does not automatically mean that it is impossible to get pregnant when you are older. Pregnancytips has shared the effective ways and tips on what to do if you are trying to get pregnant later in life. If you plan to get pregnant at the age of 30-45, there are many techniques that you can try to get pregnant with the help of your doctor.

Friday, October 3, 2014

New Career Path

While waiting for  the  result of the  licensure exam for teachers, my sister  is at home with my Mom for now.  I am sure that she is anxious of how the result  will turn out bu-t I pray and hoping for the best for her.  She said that she submitted  some applications  for jobs but she hasn't received any call back yet.  Below are photos of her and her friend, Issa.
Now that  she is done with college, I think she is beginning to get worried.  Reality is setting in that she has to find a job because my obligation in sending her to school is over.  I hope that the future will be  good for her.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Mae!

The day after my birthday, my youngest sister  celebrates hers too, so happy birthday  Nene.  She was only a kid when I left  the Philippines but now she is a fully grown woman.  I hope that God will continue to bless you with  good health especially  that you are  so sickly lately.  I wish you good luck in taking your licesure exam in August.  We love you!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Break in the Province

During school break,  all my nieces and nephews who were living in Manila came home in the province to  visit my Mom.  How I wish, we could have been there to visit with them.  I miss them terribly.  They are growing up so fast.  My sisters Lyn and Rosel's  kids with my youngest sister Mae.  
Glad to see the progress of the road construction in  the remote are where my Mom lives.  When I left the Philippines, we could only travel by boat from our place to the town of Donsol but now, you can travel by land already.  Unfortunately, traveling by land is what cost my oldest brother's life.  So it's a bitter-sweet  thing.  
I miss the ocean, I miss the g=fresh fish and other  seafood, and I miss my family.  Oh boy, hormone is kicking in lol so I better stop before I end up in tears.  

Monday, April 14, 2014

Graduation, Gratitude, and More

It feels so good to have graduated from College.  I know that this is not the end  but just the beginning of hopefully, accomplishing my goals.  This journey would have never realized if my love ones aren't there for me.  So my gratitude goes to the following:
  • First and foremost, I thank God for giving me the strength and perseverance in  accomplishing my first goal.  I  faced bumps and difficulties along the way but YOU always led me the right way.
  • To my ever supportive Ate and Kuya John, words are not enough to express how thankful I am  with you guys for doing your best to help me out financially and emotionally, I wish that you could have witnessed the product of your hard labor and sacrifices in sending me to school.  I know that I should have  communicated  with you often but glad you perfectly understand my situation.
  • To my mother who  is always there to remind me from right and wrong and to make sure that I am okay, thank you Ma and I love you very much.  I take every advice you give me  to heart.
  • To my siblings who  are so proud of what I have accomplished.
  • To my boyfriend fr the love, support, and understanding.
  • To my very close friend Thel for  being there like a sister for me.
  • To my landlady, Ate Eden for  keeping me under your roof and treating me like your own family.
We had our graduation rites on April 12.  I had a mixed feelings because I miss my sister but glad that my mother and boyfriend was there with me on that bog day.  Here are pictures, be warned, I have lots of it for my sister's family to see.

Preparing for the Baccalaureate Mass
Baccalaureate Mass at Divine Word College Gymnasium.
Before going to the graduation venue.  Photo opp with  Mama and BF.

Graduation Rites:

After the Commencement Exercise.
After graduation:
Glad to have finally overcome those four grueling years of sweat and tears.  Now comes the hard part,  reviewing  for my LET exam this July.  We have two months to review for this big test.  I hope that I could pass.  Wish me luck.  Okay, this is it for now.  I will be going home for the Holy week and come back here  next week to  enroll for my review and hopefully find a summer job.  Thanks again Ate and Kuya for sponsoring once again this  next journey. 

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