Call me a hypocrite, but what I want for Christmas has nothing to do with what material things I wish to have. Although, I would appreciate very much if someone would give me a pot of gold, or a bottle of my favorite wine, or a serpentine table, or the bottle of perfume that I am eyeing. But then, hey, I can afford to buy them if I put my mind to really getting them.
What I do want is for me and my colleagues to have a better work environment, for me and my family to have better relations, for everyone that I love to have a happy and progressive future and for me and my daughter to stay stronger in bond and love. It's not the material things that count. But they can somehow give temporary thrills and enjoyment..
Today, as I opened my Facebook, I was saddened by what had flooded my screen.. I am saddened by the grim end of the lives of twenty elementary school children and six adults, in Connecticut, USA.
Here's a video of President Obama as he addressed the press about it..
My heart aches at this early morning.. One can only imagine the pain of their parents at this time..
Tonight is the night for Doctoring the Law.The Christmas Charity Concert for the benefit of Thrive CDO. It will be held at the Rodelsa Hall of Liceo de Cagayan University in Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City. This is organized and presented by Friends of Thrive CDO, directed by Owen Jaen, and written by Anlyn Baqui. Musical Director is Neil (Francois) Go. Of course, the stars to tonight's show are Samantha S. Tan and Mavy Cooper De Leon...
No tickets to buy, just donations of no less than P300.00 that should go a along way.
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At last! The Fairy Hobmother have finally found me. That is something to celebrate because he will be granting me a wish. I wish for a new range top or maybe a new washing machine.. hmmmm.. I am too excited I can not think straight, hahahaha..
And I thought everything is gray and dull.. Yesterday, I got word that we shall all join the fun run tomorrow. My colleague said that there is a memo, and whether we like it or not, we are tasked to go. And we need to PAY. Well, it may just be a small amount, but it will be for something that I do not have the heart, nor the energy of doing. I felt it was unfair because there are only a few of us who are forced to do so, while the others, they may be given other tasks for the weekend, but in return, they also get service credits and they do not have to wake up at 4 in the morning. That is is yet the time for me to start sleeping on weekends, for my freelance online gigs. How can you call something as a fun run if at the very start, it's not fun at all? So yesterday, I came home with a heavy heart. My boss is being unfair and is playing favorites! I felt so downhearted.
But lo and behold! A package arrived for me, and they were all really nice gifts.
And this morning, another gift was sent my way. Thanks to the Fairy Hobmother for granting me my wish! Yay!
It is indeed Christmas! I am expecting more positive things and more blessings in the next few days. I pray that those who have survived Typhoon Pablo, shall also see some light as the days turn.
It's another Saturday with no water. We missed the specific time that water is still flowing abundantly, because of the cold weather today. Our buns were still asleep, hehehe. Anyway, water or no water, we have to take down the
linens, clean the jalousies and wash some of the laundry. What a fun Saturday-- struggling with no water at that.
Having no water on a Saturday is quite normal for us. I guess it is because most of the people in our area do their washing on this day. Good thing that after the passing of Typhoon Pablo, water is restored, although it comes during midnight, and in the wee hours of the morning to end only before six.
After so many years of planning, we have finally stepped inside the oldest church in Bohol.. Baclayon Church. It's not just a tpurist destination, but a pilgrimage for my sister, so I tagged her along during our recent trip to Bohol.
It's a weekend. Fridays are usually spent by me and my sister here at the apartment with a few movies to watch, preferably Vampire movies and horror movies, with lots of chips, crackers and some drinks. We do this as a breather for our very busy schedules doing our separate tasks on a regular basis. When we could not find movies to watch on cable, it's usually with our downloaded movies as well as the dvds that we could find earlier in the week. Today, however, we found a crazy dvd that isn't what it is supposed to be. We bought a dvd on monsters, but mind you, it was not at all what we paid for. In it, one will find yoga dvds in one. Instead of deciding to return the dvd, we have decided on keeping it, for what it is. Who knows, one day, we could do all the poses on video. hehehe
Last week, my colleagues and I were in Bohol, attending a convention for Values Education. I find it really funny that people, including ourselves, had to take pictures with the posters, tarpaulins and even the stage backdrop as background.
Then there are the photos with supervisors and all other Values Education staff, teachers and bosses in the national level. It was overwhelming, yet humbling at the same time. We learned so much in our three day experience, that we shall treasure for the rest of our careers.