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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Getting heavy

I met one of the bosses in our hallway and he mentioned that I was getting bigger. Yup I told him, I gained 6 pounds over a couple of months then gave my neatest smile. Most actually says the current weight looks better on me but the weight is harder to carry for my legs plus my pants are screaming out and i feel so constricted! I like my lighter normal weight of 148 pounds.

Now i should limit my food intake... but it feels good to be eating especially eating with the other girls during our lunch and merienda (snacks) in the office.

So next best choice is to have some exercise aside from walking.

Start with shaking to the right ...

then both ways!

Now move front and back ... hmmm that feels more like dancing. Don't think I'll be burning too much fat that way. Have to add some bigger effort like Bending!

Hmmm now i feel some sweat there!

Now to max it out and move everything!

Whew! That looks like a total workout!

Now to move it from my head and this machine to my body...
Ah that's another thing... hahaha!

I think i better just settle on buying bigger pants as mama suggested! ;-)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We are all a miracle

This is a thank you card ABS CBN Bantay bata gave to our big boss.
It was a very nice card and I asked if i could have it and had it scanned...

The photo was nice of course but what i liked best was the quote
that went along with it. It says:

"The child must know that he is a miracle,
that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been,
and until the end of the world there will not be,
another child like him."
~~~ Pablo Casals

How so true.

The quote caught my attention because I was again called
to the principal's office last monday because my nephew
misbehaved in school as he with others teased another classmate
and add to that he ain't exactly doing well academically in school.
When I told the principal that John-john was good in tinkering
and putting things together she told me that it was good that
i get to see his other talents.

John-john could indeed turn your hair white and raise it even
but I could sense goodness also. Oftentimes he is stubborn but
I would see him watching me during my supposedly unguarded
moments plus sometimes he would just blurt out something
that would reassure me that indeed there is lots of goodness inside :-)

He is indeed unique and a miracle...
And so with my other nieces and nephews...
And so with us all...
Isn't it great?

Now... to only remember to always nurture that thought
to all the children... all the people... especially those under our care...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Climate change

Climate change…
Don’t really know how to explain it
All I know is that I can feel it
Weather is not the same as before
And I wonder if it will ever be again?

A lot of people blame it
For the mess we recently experienced
Nature has certainly sent her vengeance
That many lives were lost from Ondoy
And then from Pepeng that followed

And we don’t really have to think deep
‘coz we know that we are to blame
For the erratic changes that’s happening
We gave a lot of garbage to nature
And nature gave back what we gave her.

Climate change when people change
Nature gives back what we give her
We’ve neglected her and abused her
She hurt and so she cried us a river
So change our ways so she change for the better.

A Blog action day post on climate change

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Waiting for darkness to lift

It was only 2:30 pm when we looked out from our office window and saw that it was very dark. It was raining once again but it was not really that heavy. However, there was a strong feeling of worry among the staff as many exclaimed "please no more rain!"

Our office is in the 26th floor and currently the tallest building in the area that we have a good view of south of Manila and beyond. However, visibility today was bad as we can only see structures near our building all the rest were hazy aside from it being dark. The umbrella stores along the sidewalk from across the street have opened their lights. It was like it was already past 6 pm and we could not help but check the window from time to time but it never went light again.

It is almost 8:00 pm now and I am about to leave the office. I hear no sound of rain anymore. O dear God, thanks! And please no more rain till the wrath of nature on our country has eased a bit.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

No more mooncake games

Mooncake festival will be on October 3, 2009.

Our head office has been celebrating the mooncake festival yearly for a long time but we will not be having it this year because of the financial crisis. The company will not be giving the mooncake boxes where we have the different sizes of mooncakes with the rules of the game in it. Initially our department decided to have our own despite the company deciding against it, in fact we have already set aside money from our funds for it but that too will not push through, instead we gave the money to the auditors that were affected by typhoon Ondoy. There are 3 of them and their homes were submerged. Two of them lost everything while the other was luckier since their home had a second floor and he did not report to work anymore on that day so that he was able to move his things. We also pooled money aside from our funds with our boss giving the biggest share. I think that is more worthwhile anyway.

So no mooncake game for this year but a full moon will be glowing brightly in our heart for an opportunity to share with our brothers.

It is the same thing going on in our country. We have experienced a great disaster from Ondoy but the hearts of a lot of folks are also glowing from the opportunity to serve.

May the light of kindness shine through always. :)

PS. No mooncake games this year but I still got a mooncake from one of our officers yesterday. She always gives me mooncake during this occasion. She’s pretty neat!