Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Rebuilding a House that was Burned by the Fire

I think the worse natural disaster is fire.  With typhoon, your house may get torn into pieces but at least you can still salvage some of it when the typhoon is over but when its caused by fire, you're literally toast.  I feel so bad for my youngest sister who work so hard to have their house built but in just an instant, it was gone.  Their neighbor's house got caught on a fire and it also burned down my sister's house.  My sister's world came  crumbling down but God is good, this kind of things happened for a reason.  I told her that I'm still grateful that none of them got hurt.  Unfortunately, their  dog died   few days later due to smoke inhalation .

The whole second floor of their house was the one that was burned, the appliances and  furniture that they had there were burned.  They definitely have to start over again.

80 percent of their household turned into ashes.  They spent in the tents for few days until they can clean the main floor and salvage whatever was left in there.
I can't even imagine how devastated she and her husband must have felt like.
In times like this, you will know the people that are willing to help you get through this tough times and she's lucky to have some friends who helped her  get started.
I also started a gofundme campaign to help her defray the cost of rebuilding their home.  I am so grateful for the generous donors that extended their hands to share their blessings.  The construction have begun already and so far, this  is the progress made.  The construction was put to a halt because she ran out of budget .

This reminds me of the story my parents told us when their first home got burned by the fire.  My brother and I were inside the house when it happened and they almost lost both of us.  Mom said it was the most terrified she ever felt.
I would like to acknowledge and thank these generous friends who have donated to the gofundme campaign I set up for my sister.  May God continue to  bless you guys for your generosity.
  • Evelyn Porter 
  • Dhemz Dias
  • Nora Lota
  • Marilou Delacruz
  • Agnes Kinder
  • Beth Luc
  • John Cottrill
  • Honeylet Badger

They still need financial assistance so if you would like to donate, here is  the gofundme link or you can directly send it to my paypal cutiestfriend@yahoo.com to avoid the gofundme fees.  If you use paypal, choose sending with family or friends so paypal won't charge a fee.  Thanks again and God bless you for your kindness.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

My First Born: Our Son

My due was May 5th but I gave birth to this amazing baby a week early.  He reminds me of my father.  He was born in April and I’m thinking that he probably wanted to share his birth month to his new grandson.  I’m sad that he’s not here anymore to see my baby but glad that I have delivered him safely.
 Giving birth in the midst of the pandemic is quite worrisome.  I was scared but I trusted God and thanked Him fully for making me and my baby safe during my delivery.
 Pregnancy has been a great experience, thanks for my sweetheart, George for being there with me and for making sure that I am well taken care of.

All these stretch marks in my belly is worth it now that I see my first born.   I finally feel what mothers have been telling me, it’s a beautiful feeling.
 I will miss the travels and being care-free but grateful of becoming a mom.

Friday, December 22, 2017

How To Travel More And Spend Less

Many of us are convinced that we have to live a certain kind of life to be considered successful or responsible, but living up to the expectations of society can make anyone crazy. If you want to have the best life that you can, think about what you want out of your life, and reach for that. Many people love to travel, and want to spend their time travellingthe world. While this is entirely possibly, society has convince people that it’s both nearly impossible, or far too expensive to do reliability. This is simply not the case, and if you’re someone with a good head on their shoulders and the ability and motivation to work for what they want, you too can travel the world and have the life you want without breaking the bank.

            The first thing you should do if you want to travel more and spend less, is to make sure that you have your financial life in order. This is incredibly important, and maybe the most essential part in making sure that you can travel more and spend your life the way that you want to. You should first concentrate on learning more about your finances, and finding ways to make money on the go. Many times, people can make money as freelancers and more and work while they travel. If you have a remote job, or find a way to convince your boss to let your work from home, it can open up a ton of extra possibilities when it comes to travelling more in your daily life. If you don’t mind working while riding in transportation and you make what needs to happen happen, you will end up being far more likely to be able to travel more as someone who also works for a living. Make sure that you have nice computer and software that is lightweight like those from Microsoft Store, so you can do your work reliably on the road.

            The next thing you should do is to create a budget for your everyday expenses. The truth of the matter is, is if you want to travel more, you will also have to budget out your money more. Becoming familiar with where and how your spending your money and making smart decisions when it comes to saving, will make a big difference in where you’ll be able to go and how often. This is something anyone that’s interested in travelling should do, and you should also always have a savings account with money put away for a spur of the moment trip.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Work, Business, and Love Life

Oh life, where do I begin.  I have been so busy with my work and my sideline business that my promise to my sister in keeping this blog active have vanished, sorry po Ate.

Right now, I am traveling to La Union and Baguio. My boyfriend tag along with me so even though I am doing my work, I kind of having some time bonding with him.  Before  going to this trip, I have attended a special event  with  the rest of my co-workers at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, it was a fun time.
My boyfriend and I have celebrated our 5 years of being officially on. I don't know what future awaits us but each day makes us stronger and love each other more.   Hopefully, we will stay strong and  in-love with each other.

Work has been pretty hectic these days but I have to admit, I am more happier doing my job than my first position here in TESDA. I used to get paid more at my first job but I was very unhappy, I felt like I was walking on ta thin line all the time so even though my pay isn't as high now, I think that was the best decision I have ever made because I am less stressed at doing this job.
I am planning to have my Mom stay with me for the upcoming Christmas break. I miss seeing and talking to her. I know that my mother love me but when she tells me to just call when I send her allowance, I feel pain. I feel like she doesn't miss me or doesn't even want to talk to me. My sister used to tell me this about her feelings and I completely understand where's coming from now. I don't know, I think I am just misunderstanding my Mama that I am being over sensitive. I hope that we could really bond this coming Christmas break. I miss and love her very much!

Friday, June 9, 2017

A Surprise #BirthdayGift

I was doing some reports in the office when I received a package delivery from  LBC.  I was very surprised as I wasn't expecting anything.  I was also  worried to open it because I don't know the sender but I had a feeling it  will be good.  My ever thoughtful and loving  sister, my Ate, found a way to  surprise me.  Her birthday is tomorrow and  my birthday  comes  a day after her.  Thank you very much Ate, I love it!  Sorry, I wasn't able to send you anything since I have been traveling (my excuse ha ha ha).  Happy birthday to us, I miss and love you!

I am back in the office for now as we are done auditing. I definitely love the traveling part of my new job.  I get to see places that I would have not traveled  yet if I did not change my line of work so I am very happy about that.  I will be 24 this weekend and I am so blessed to have been given  opportunities.  I will always be grateful to my sister and  her husband for  truly supporting me and sending me to college.  I  wouldn't be enjoying all of these without their help so thank you Kuya John and Ate.

A post shared by Chubskulit Rose (@chubskulitrose) on

Monday, June 5, 2017

Bonded with My Mom: What a Birthday Treat!

As I have mentioned in my previous posts, I am blessed to have been traveling  with my boss lately on my new job doing audits of  the office branches  around the country.  I was very happy when it was time to  audit the offices  in my region because I got to  visit my Mother for a brief period of time and we got to bond for few days before coming back here in Manila again.  I had to  re-schedule the  dates of my  trips and pay for it but  it's worth it.  
Ever since I came to Manila, I have been worrying about Mama .  Although my brother is there with her, I worried that she won't take care of her health and get sick again.  Now I feel how my sister feels being far away.  I know, my distance is nothing compared to Ate but with my line of work, I can't just  take off and visit  Mama anytime I want.  Ate asked me if I can visit  Mama on Mother's Day but I told her that I couldn't but I am so glad that I got the chance with  this job-related trip. 

I am now back in Manila and having a break from traveling. I am back to office and just taking my time to recuperate. I am surprised that I don't get car sick anymore. When I was a kid, I used to get car sick every time Mama take me somewhere.  I am so glad, I got over it, I think God is looking on me so thank you Papa Jesus!
The visit to my mother was a great advance birthday treat for me.  I want to take this opportunity to greet Ate a happy birthday.  She celebrates her birthday a day before mine.  Salamat  for all the help Ate, I would not be where I am now without you and Kuya.  I am grateful that you supported me financially and  emotionally during my college days.  Without your encouragement, I won't enjoy  what I have now so thank you and  may God bless you on your birthday and  always!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Traveling with my Job

It's been a while since I updated this blog. I have been busy with my new job and has been traveling with my supervisor.  I love that I get to visit places that I have never been to before.   My current job may not pay as much as the former job that I had but it is okay.  My boss is really nice and I get to go travel.  

My new job involves auditing regional offices.We went to Pangasinan, Baguio, and next week I will be in Bicol region. I am planning to see my Mom before I go back to Manila.
I am surprised that I haven't been car sick with all the traveling. I used to get car sickness every time I go somewhere when I was a kid. I guess I outgrew it finally and I am so glad.
I never thought that I could survive living here in Manila but I took the leap of faith and moved here because I love my new job, it gave me new experiences and I realized some of the strengths that I didn't think I have in me.  
 I could not have done it alone though, thanks to my boyfriend who have there for me.

I am very thankful to Lord Almighty for giving me the courage to take ion this new stage in my life and for making me a strong woman everyday. Thanks to my Ate too for  encouraging me every step of the way.  Without her and Kuya's support, I would not be  where I am now so I am  super blessed.  I am still praying that Mama would  like to come here and live with me but I understand too why she does not want to.  All  I can do is to support her financially and pray for her safety every single day.

Rebuilding a House that was Burned by the Fire

I think the worse natural disaster is fire.  With typhoon, your house may get torn into pieces but at least you can still salvage some of it...