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Greetings!

Hello you! Yes, you! :) You're here on my page and yes, you will know me... maybe just a glimpse of me but since you're here, you can already see a part of who I am. I welcome you to my blogging world and I'm happy to have you here!

Thanks for dropping by!

Love to all!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

30th of March -- Happiness Is A Choice!

I am really sorry 'coz I said on the blog before this one that I'm gonna be blogging again but I didn't. Yeah, that was yesterday and yes, I was indeed too busy! >.< So anyway, I am here again and I'll try my best to blog some more. I don't know what exactly I should write in here now but as usual, I'll say what I have to say.

Hmmm. Where should I start? :s Ok, I'll start on some happenings today.
Usual routine really -- wake up, go to work, home, and sleep! -- more about work today? Well, I did had fun! :) Not too toxic today but tiring really, as usual, but I am happy. :) I remembered one of the staff asking me yesterday if how do I feel at work, how do I feel about work. I answered back a simple response and said, "I am happy! :)" and he was sort of surprised about my response. Well, that's really what I feel. Should I explain more? :) He further said that he was surprised and wondered why am I happy, saying that he hopes it'll stay long or it would last, and then I thought and said to myself, "Why won't it last? Happiness is a choice!" Yes, I knew what he meant. Thinking that the job we have is tiring and some other facts to be considered to say that happiness would be temporary on this field. But you know what? I don't care! :) 'Coz I am happy and I will be happy 'coz I am and will choose to be happy all the time!

A special friend of mine said to me before that happiness is a choice. At first, I didn't understand what it means but later on I realized that it is true. I would not be saying this just for the heck of saying it, but I am saying this now based on my own experience. Indeed, choosing to be happy is one of my everyday decisions. Whether I would like my day to be sad or just be happy. Yes, we couldn't avoid happenings which make us worried, troubled, sad, lonely, or down.. But still, it is in our hands if we would let these 'nega' feelings eat us in whole! So, should we let them? Of course not!

I'm pretty sure that I blogged something about this before -- that one of the secret ways to be happy is to appreciate every single thing in our lives. Every detail, every second -- because every second counts as a gift. :) Feel blessed, be blessed.

Nighty night everyone!

Monday, March 28, 2011

29th of March -- So Much To Thank For

Ok, I've only got a couple of minutes to do this so I'm gonna be quick! I know I haven't been blogging but hey, I am just too busy. Anyways, I will blog again maybe tonight, after work.

So this is just a short one, I just wanted to express my happiness -- for all the blessings, for all the happenings in my life lately. For the people around me, for all the things I have, for the support and for the love. Yes, I am so blessed and I am more than thankful for everything! All credits to My King, He is indeed taking care of me, His princess.

Bye for now, gotta work! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

2nd of March -- Can't Wait For The Weekend

This day has been a good one. Well, of course it's a good one but I'll tell you more about it on why. ;)

This morning, at work, we did the papaer making program and I was with Faye, one of the staff at work and she's a lovely lady I should say -- inside and out. It all went good, everyone worked hard including the clients. After an hour or so of working, Lee, one of the staff, approached me because I had to head down to the reception office where Tanya is (a lady down the front office, who does most of the paper work on all client's profile updating and files). I head down there with my key client's profile from our staff room. So anyway, it was all good. My client's profile was updated already and I am happy about it. There were still some bits and pieces not done but it's pretty much alright as of the moment. Thank You Lord for that one. So after that, I went back to our room and continued with our paper making program. FF (fast forward) -- lunches were all good, we were on time on everything today actually and that is really a good thing. I had my lunch on time, as said on the roster. In the afternoon, I had a swimming program and today, I swam two clients (well, assisted two clients in the pool, in that sense). I was alright about it and we had fun down the pool. :) Thank God again.

Time to go home, but not yet, 'coz I had to meet Mum and Jc at Knox City to do some grocery shopping for the camping and yes, I AM REALLY EXCITED about the camping! I am going to a camp with Beck, my BBAF (best buddy Aussie friend), and I know that it is gonna be awesome! She said we'll be in a group, 15 people to be exact and that's gonna make it more fun! So now, I am really praying for God's guidance for everything that's gonna happen on the weekend. Before we did shopping, we ate at KFC first 'coz we were hungry, and after we enjoyed all our meals, we head down to Coles to do the grocery shopping.

When we got home, I started packing up -- yes, I haven't started packing yet 'coz I am super busy, I must say. Anyway, I am done with that now and I think I've got everything I need for the camp. Yey! I can't wait! :) Tomorrow, after work, Beck and I are gonna pop-in at our place and get all my stuff and head to their place up in Monbulk. I will spend all weekend with Becky and the rest of the group. Ooohh, how I miss camping. Just like my high school days. :)

Anyway, tonight, my Mum and I were able to ring my Utol and it was really nice. Having to hear my Utol's voice again over the phone makes me wanna hug him so tight and say, "Everything's gonna be alright!". Because at the moment, he is really nervous about the operation his son is goona have and that'll be on the 4th of March and it is a major one so we are really praying for that. May God be with my 'pamangkin' and may He guide all the medical team who are gonna be there to do the operation. I know it is not gonna be easy for my Utol and his partner, Mech, but God is good and He always is so I told them not to worry too much. I also promised Utol that I'll text Mech from time to time to monitor what's happening to them in Davao, at Brokenshire Hospital to be exact. So Lord, thank You for the success. We are claiming the victory now because I know You are that good. I am excited for my 'pamangkin's' wellness! I will be a prayer warrior for them tomorrow.

Now, I am ready for bed and I am glad that blessings were so visible on this day. All I can say is, "God, You are so great!".

Goodnight everyone! :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

1st of March -- So Much Things To Do!

Hello March! Hello surprises! Hello busy-ness!

Dear, oh dear! I've got so many things to do and I've got tons of things running in my mind right now. Geez. Where should I start? This blog will definitely be a long one, 'coz first of all, I've got a lot of things to say and talk about, and second, I have decided to blog here more often -- like if I can, I will do it daily. If I'm not that good, it should be weekly then. Well, it is because of my memory (pretty pathetic actually), 'coz I keep on forgetting the things that happened weeks ago, days ago, and worst, hours ago. Yes I know that I'm too young to keep on forgetting things but this is 'me' and if it is gonna help me recall the happenings of my life through blogging, I will do it. I MUST do it. (I'm pretty bad on recalling things, to be honest -- I am forgetful!) So, with the help of my 'diary' which I got from work, it's more of an organizer really, where I write on the things happening, plans, work related stuff and places to go, I know that I can do this! So, help me God. :)

Alright, let's keep the ball rolling!

I will start blogging on what happened last week:

21st of February, Monday -- Annoying.
So this was the day when I had to wake up 3am in the morning because of this stupid nightmare! Yes, a nightmare again. And who would like that? It was the worst nightmare I had ever with the same person over and over again! Gaaaah! I've had enough really. But oh well, I'm over it. Another annoying thing was about this person that I had to let go, 'coz I believe that it is the best thing to do for now. I won't say anything about that anymore 'coz i'm over it now, thank God. So moving on, I had to work this day 'coz I need to replace someone from work. I was running a bit late but got in at work just on time, 9am sharp. I immediately ran down to help with base group things with our clients and when I look up the white board just outside the team leader's office, I saw that I had to replace Bec C. that day, though she's in but she has this fracture on her right hand and she's on light duties. So anyway, in the morning we did bowling with our clients. First, we were outside but when it started to rain, we ended up heading back to our room. There was enough space to do it there so we managed to enjoy the game inside. After helping out with lunches and stuff, I had to go swimming in the afternoon. I sort of had a bit of a problem after having my lunch 'coz I don't have my bathers with me 'coz it's not my swimming day. Luckily, I found some spare ones in the laundry and ended up using those which were quite big for me, literally, but I managed to fit them to myself and adjusted them a bit. I swam with one of the clients and we had fun down the pool. When I got home, I was like, "oh no.. My back is giving me so much pain!" It will all start on my right shoulder and would radiate up to the neck, and all over my back. The pain is giving me so much pain really. And yes, this was the reason why I decided to have it checked the week before.

22nd of February, Tuesday -- Momi and On-g's day-off.
My mum took a day off to be with me this day. Well, we've got a lot of things to do so it's worth having a day off for mum. First, we went to see the doctor at the medical clinic down at Knox City and we were lucky to be attended by a nice and good doctor. And so I told the doctor my complains about the pain my back is giving me and she said I must do some X-rays. So I went to the X-ray department and the I've known that the results will be given the day after that. I decided to ring the team leaders to let them know that I will not be able to work the next day 'coz I need to go back to the doctor. Karyn, one of the team leaders, was alright with it. After that, my mum and I had lunch at this wicked place called "chocolate" and it was a blast! We enjoyed our lunch, we enjoyed our drinks (so yummy), and we enjoyed the place. :) Another date with mum, ey? And oh, I booked for an exam that I am gonna take the next day as well. Woah!

23rd of February, Wednesday -- God is super good!
I went back to the doctor in the morning to know about the results on the X-rays done the day before. The doctor said that the bones were all good but she still reffered me to do an Ultrasound of my right shoulder 'coz maybe the problem is with the muscles or tissues. I was happy to know that it is not a serious one, but I am still having that Ultrasound to check whether there are problems inside really. Better do it now than later on when it's worst I believe. Moving on, I went home and reviewed for this Learner's Permit Test that I have to take in the afternoon. This test is for learning how to drive. I was really nervous and who wouldn't be? I think everyone that is gonna have an exam or test will be nervous. Anyway, I felt like I was having a fever because of the anxiousness I feel inside. My heart is beating so fast! I was just praying and praying until my mum and I headed to Vicroads building, where the testing centre is. So I registered at around 2:30pm because my schedule was 2:45pm for the test. When I was already inside the test area where you can see all the computers where I was gonna have the exam, I can say that I was ready for it and I managed to settle myself and said, "This is it!" When I sat there infront of one of the computers, I prayed and started to answer the 32 questions. I finished like around 3:10pm and was quite confident on my answers though I wasn't very sure with few of the questions. When I head to the counter to see one of the supervisors, she was smiling and said that I passed the exam! Woohoo! Lucky me! :) I was so happy. "Thank God!", I said. And so I payed for the fees and had a photo taken for the Learner's permit card. Though this is just the first step to get the driver's license, I know I will have a license soon and will be a good driver. We headed back home and I treated the family with pizza for dinner. Yes, I am that happy. :) I am gonna hit the road soon!

24th of February, Thursday -- Fun-tastic Day with Becky!
This day, I had papermaking program with Beck and it all went good in the morning. In the afternoon, we sort of had a relaxing time outside with the clients. Beck and I had a deal. Because she wants me to sing for them, I told her I am gonna sing if she will eat the other half of my Snickers chocolate bar. Haha. I did that because I know she's avoiding sweets or chocos in that matter, 'coz of the diet thing. So anyway, she agreed and I ended up singing a few songs for them. Becky dear, I so love you! LOL. When I got home, my mum's friend was there, Tita Ev. They were doing karaoke and so I joined it of course! Nice warm up from work, I should say. Hmm, fast forward. I cooked filipino way of cooking pansit canton for dinner and everyone loved it, thank God for that. LOL. After dinner, I watched my favorite TV series, Grey's anatomy. My day was complete by then.

25th of February, Friday -- TGIF!
Outing day with Teresa at work. We went down to Bayswater Pub and had our lunches there with our clients. We had a lovely day saying, "This is work. Outing and having fun! Lol." and yes, we were happy, except for that drunk man who approached one of our clients. We immediately decided to haed back to the centre because of that. But it was all good. :) and... Hmmm. Yes, I don't know what follows that anymore. :( That's all I can remember for this day for now. No details in my diary 'coz I haven't written any about this day. :(

26th of February, Saturday -- Tita Mary's Birthday.
I woke up pretty early for a Saturday morning, around 9am I think. Gotta prepare and pack up 'coz I am gonna spend my weekend at Tita Fely's place! Woohoo! Fast forward a bit. I left home 11am and had to walk to Knox City to catch the bus heading to Chirnside Park where Tita Fely and I have to meet to go to Tita Mary's birthday party down at Lilydale. I arrived at Chirnside maybe around 12:30pm and was waitng for Tita. She was a bit late and was trying to ring her on her mobile but there was no answer. She was actually waiting for my call on their landline that's why she was a bit late. So anyway, she got there around 1:00pm and we started heading to Tita Mary's place. When we got there, she was alreay outside, near their gate, ready to welcome us. And so, holding the cake Tita Fely baked for her, which is what I was really excited to have a taste, we went inside and few of their friends were there already. Oh actually, they were waiting for us to start eating for lunch. That was a shame, but anyway, all is good. There were a lot of food! Woah! When I saw the table, I said, "Yes! Food, food, food!" because I am super hungry! LOL. All the food on the table were all YUM! i had a taste of everything. Haha. Typical me. I was so full and was still munching some fruits after having the main meal. After some time, we decided to dance with the tune of Filipino Music and some Abba ones too! That was good fun really, though I was the youngest among the group. It's pretty much like that when I am with Tita Fely and her friends, but I don't mind. They're all good, all lovely to be with anyway. They're all pinays, I should say. We also talked about a lot of things. About life here in Aussie and life in the Philippines. Talked about life's hardships and triumphs! All sorts of stuff. I really had fun this day. Will definitely hang out with them again soon. :) Before we headed back home, some of us were able to pick some 'kalamansi' on one of Tita Mary's trees at their front yard. I was also able to take some photos of the beautiful roses she has. Then it was time to say goodbye and we were able to take some of the food home! Yahoo! LOL. Another happiness! Haha. When we got home, to Tita Fely and Tito Alan's place, we watched one of Tito Alan's dvds called BBC Earth, featuring the nature and planet earth's beauty. We were amazed of everything we saw with that one dvd and the pack has got 6, I think. It caught my interests really. It is always interseting to know about the things you don't know, you know? :) while watching, we were eating some cake. Yes, eating again! Haha. And that was with coffee. Ooohh yes, this is life. Thank God for weekends! :)

27th of February, Sunday -- Black Swan.
I woke up quite early for a Sunday morning. Had a coffee and a chat with Tito and Tita. Then we decided to have a lunch out and so we got ready and headed to Tito's favorite resto called "La Porchetta". Pizzas are their specialties and as well as pastas. The three of us ordered different kinds of pastas and they were all very nice. I was so full again, and I know that I am eating so much. Well, I don't care. I am not on a diet anyway. LOL. So after having lunch, we dropped Tito at their place 'coz he didn't want to go to the movies with us. After that, we went to The Reading Cinema down at Chirnside Park but the movie Black Swan was not showing there so we decided to go to another cinema. We ended up going to Eastland Shopping Mall at Ringwood and went to the movie counter to check the schedule. We still have and hour and a ahalf to kill 'coz its showing time was 6:30pm and we got there at 4:00pm, so we roamed around the shopping mall. Went in Kmart and I ended up buying some chocolates again. Yes, because i love chocolates and no one is stopping me! LOL. Fast forward. Inside the movie house, there were only a few people there which is good, I think. When the movie started, I was focusing on it really. I loved the movie. There were some parts of it that I don't like but in totality, I loved it! And if given a chance, I will definitely watch it again. :) Tita Fely loved it too! The movie has to come to an end so we headed back home, to their place. When we got there, Tito was still awake watching the 'teli' and Tita asked him if he had some dinner. He said he didn't so Tita decided to cook us some yummy dinner. Haha. Eating time again! :) She cooked us some yummy bacon and egg for sandwich with some tomatoes. Ooohh yum! My tummy is really having a good time, ey? After dinner, Tita and I had a long chat about life again. I always love these kind of moments with her, 'coz it is indeed so fruitful and we can really relate to each other which is a very wonderful thing, considering our age gap [me - 24 and her - ermm, I don't wanna mention it here (;] We ended up having that chat around 12:30am! That's how good it was. :)

28th of February, Monday -- Last day of the month.
Time flies so fast and I am grateful for that. Weeeh. When I woke up, Tito and Tita were up already and Tita was a bit busy in the kitchen. This day, they are gonna have some friends to come over and also, Ate Kathy, Tito's daughter. I helped with everything to do in the kitchen and helped with the cleaning to be done too. Tita was cooking Shepard's Pie with sweet potatoes and having the smell all over the house is making me really hungry at that moment. The guests arrived around 1:00pm and everything was pretty much ready except for the table to be set. So I helped with that one too. Now, I am going o be really honest here 'coz again, I forgot the visitor's names, but the guy was an Aussie and his wife was a Filipina. They looked like a good couple and when everone was ready to have lunch, we went to the dining room. A few munites later, Ate Kathy arrived and helped herslef down the dining room as well. We had a lovely lunch and again that was filling! I know, I am eating goid food. Hmmm. :) Life is this good. After having lunch, I helped in the kitchen to do the dishes and pans and when everything was done, I prepared and packed my thngs 'coz I am heading home. Tita dropped me off at Chirnside Park where I will catch the bus heading to Know City. Of course, I said bye to everyone and will surely spend another weekend there soon. I love my Tito and Tita. Thank God for them. :)

1st of March, Tuesday -- Cooking and Fire Drill.
I had to work today because I had to replace someone who is in but on lights duties. The person I am replacing is Lee and her program in the morning is cooking with another staff, Bianca. But Helen has to replace Bianca 'coz she's not feeling well today. The morning started with a fire drill and poor me, I didn't even know that it was the fire alarm going making that loud sirene. It was a practice drill and everyone evacuated the centre. It went well, and it was good because I now know what to do when a real fire is already there. But anyway, all was good 'coz the cooking program went alright in the mornig as well. The clients loved the dish we cooked and yes, it was yummy. The recipe was an American one, chicken to be specific but again, I forgot the name of the dish. :( Poor me. Oh well, at least they loved it! :) In the afternoon, we hade the program called Body and Soul and it is actually a realxing program for the clients where they have a chat, enhance their memories and have a bit of stretching for the muscles happening. It was actually intersesting and the clients were attentive and was good on the things happening in that program. So, all went well for today.
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I know, this is long. My mind is actually tired now, as well as my fingers so I am gonna relax after posting this one. To all that had read every single thing I shared here, thank you! :) Now I know, having to blog almost every detail happening in my life is a good way to share and express how marvelous Our Creator is. Every moment is a blessing, and every single blessing is a reason to be thankful for.