More than two dozen reasons to be thankful for 2014!

More than two dozen reasons to be thankful for 2014!

I’ve always created “Year-enders” over the years. Reminiscing amazing moments month by month, I just stopped doing it when my father went home 3 years ago. I could not include that time when we lost him. I end up always disheartened. This year, I think I am brave enough to recall the year that was, even without papa.

1. I am grateful to realize that being single is as much as wonderful as having a partner. So I did not mind. I was blessed to have some beautiful men who took care of my heart in the past.

I’ll always thank God for giving me you!
Thank you for everything Daddy!
Thank you too! Always!

2. I am grateful for having two entirely different men who wooed me to the extent of seeing myself make another life-altering decision just after months of being single. Why I am thankful? Both men didn’t last. They’re gone now like fleeting winds. I am grateful that I was not trapped with another love (or so I thought) that I am not 100% sure.

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3. I am grateful for being reunited with my papa’s clan.

4. Knowing a little sweet girl named Summer.

Be good always baby! ❤

5. My son’s transparency on what he wanted in life and to discern that he is my one and only Hero, Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Thor, and all the heroes there could ever be, He is that to me only when evil creeps in.

I’ll always love you son! ❤

6. Learning to be humble during times when I was supposed to be flying high with pride.

Humility doesn’t mean you think less of yourself.    It means you think of yourself less. Ken Elanchard

7. Espacio Diseno, Inc.

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8. Friends for life-the truest kind.

Anne, Pam, Jayne, Mia, Ruby, Lany. Courtesy of:

9. My pink and purple comforter.

10. My I-phone. Or should I say the person who gave it to me. I’ve always dreamt of having a BB and I couldn’t believe I could even have something more. My BB is now with my son. Unfortunately, BB might have hit the rocks and I’d really be one of those to be sad about it.

Muchos Gracias Mejor Amiga! ❤
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My Blackberry! ❤

11. Walt Disney movie – Frozen. Not the film. But the song: “Let it go“. I’ve been singing it the whole time like a national anthem.

Elsa and Anna from Frozen…

12. Anticipating a new refrigerator for my kitchen.

13. Artisanal donuts from Scarsdale. My comfort food.

My comfort food…

14. My 5th lighthouse with Jen (my travel foodie buddy). Capones.

Thank you for fixing everything foodie travel buddy… ❤

15. That red square bag from my boss.

Michael Kors!!! Yey!

16. My cats. My ever-faithful dog.

My Ewok! Muning, baby Tisay and Whitey’s pictures to follow…

17. Mama’s daily dose of lessons on patience.

Patience, patience, patience…

18. Facebook.

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19. OPW Blog site as my coping tool.

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20. Finishing my book.

“Quilted Dreams” Courtesy of:

21. Curly wavy girly cutie hair.

Finally! I had my locks! (–,)

22. My ever-loving, ever-supportive in-laws. Magistrado clan.

My in-laws. ❤

22. Instagram.

Lovin’ livin’ everyday!<3


Chel, Anna, Thez, Jho and Essie… love you always my sissys! ❤

24. My soul daughters. Chabebe. Leah. and Yuri.

Yuri, Leah and Chabebe!<3

24. My Capiz lanterns.

25. The Walking Dead. It’s not just about loathsome zombies. It’s also about love, forgiveness, family, survival being brave. And being alert. I love the twist and turns. The different emotions it gave me.

TWD cast! Hoping for more Seasons! ❤

26. My travel foodie buddy, photographer, Cook, room mate, my books supplier, etc.

Thank you Bhe! ❤ #bhebhekamukhasyanimamamary!!!! lol!

27. The capacity to laugh!

Thank you for the laughter Pops!<3

The year that was. Tiring as it may seem. Super low blood pressure. Allergies. Typhoons. Mama’s pain. Deadlines. Missed-outs. Sunday bliss. My writing is still the best way that I get the negatives into different perspectives. The law of balance. God’s love everyday. I’ve said it before. And I’m saying it again. I get to taste life’s sweetness because I’ve tasted what isn’t sweet too. It made me know the difference. A better year ahead to all!

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-An only daughter. A mother of a 22 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Lately, I have been enjoying quilting and crafting with beaded fabrics. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! However, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, frozen yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food along w/ broccoli with prawns and mushrooms. Of all the International cuisines, Japanese food is on top of my list. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. I started writing even as a child, I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year(s) they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost both my parents already, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for others' success, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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