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Saturday, June 9, 2012

An EPIC Moment

 Photo by Eden

How I met these women is not just some sort of a chance. In this world, we're meant to meet people. Some who will just pass by, and some who will leave a mark in your life. I have made so many friends from my teen years to now and only a few have really made an impact in my life. As I was saying it's not just a chance that I met them, but we're actually meant to meet. We're meant to share each of our life's stories and learn from them. We're meant to share each laughter in everywhere we go may it be in the mountains, or on a secluded, untouched island.

These women since we met, has indeed touched my life in ways they never imagined. That in every trip that we're together there's always, always a moment to remember and hundreds of photos to laugh at. And Eden, was right it didn't have to be in an expensive hotel, with a private van, with an expensive restaurant to satisfy our travel cravings, it happened in places in Northern Mindanao that has significant meaning in our lives. Now, how can i say that though it's only my first time? Well, it's not about the fact that it's my first but rather, it's about being part of an event that's meaningful and unforgettable.

It is a wedding. A wedding that's non-traditional, no full bouquets in the church, no fancy bridal car, not even a full-entourage - just a simple matrimonial ceremony held in a secluded church, in a beautiful sacred place with the couple's loving and supportive family and close friends.

We couldn't help ourselves but to react to what Father said during the wedding. "Love is a DECISION not a feeling." - which we all beamed at each other and said "tama!". So there goes our rebellious attitude towards love and commitment. haha!

I don't want to go into details as to what happened in the wedding. The photos in facebook says it all.

So define INTIMACY? Then, what I witnessed in the Monastery is the answer.

As Lallie said, I will always and forever be thankful to Travel Factor for I have met great friends to share with my laughters and tears kahit san man kami magpunta.
We're meant to make moments together and to have spent it with the people that matters to you is what makes life's journey worthwhile.

 Photo by Eden

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Heart Attack!

Like Christmas, love should be around us each and every day of our lives. We make the most out of what we have, friends and loved ones. We don’t just feel the love, but we spread the love.


This is my way of saying..

Happy Valentine’s to all.

A Wishy, Washy, Wibbon…

A souvenir brought by our client from Brazil. Each agent has his/own band. It’s a tradition as what Caroline said.

You can tie the band anywhere, from headsets to your pen, even in this long-stemmed rose I have now (which by the way, is a valentine’s gift from our other client, Lisa). One tie = 1 wish. I’m not sure with the color coding though, green is probably for the ladies’ because well, all the guys got the yellow ones.

Just a nice to know. :)

The Littlest Sophia

This morning I asked my nanny to go home and come back at 1:30pm. While Sophia was sleeping at around eleven, I went down for a cup of coffee. Tita Liza and I were chatting about a lot of things when I suddenly felt the urge to go back to bed. Yeah, coffee didn't do exactly as it was suppose to do -- to keep me awake.

I was watching TV when I checked the time. It's already past 12 o'clock and I'm really all tired and sleepy. I was thinking, maybe I could sleep for a couple of hours while the nanny is gone and Sophia taking her nap. A few more steps when I heard voices inside our bedroom. I leaned on the door and I can definitely tell that it was Sophia as if she was talking to someone. I opened the door and I saw her seating on our bed, reading her book - the littlest mouse, playing with the mouse puppet and saying words like - ada..na...du... over and over.

Here I was, an amazed mommy. And I know my reactions are priceless.

Mommy: Oh! You're awake Sophia!
Sophia: ada...na..na...na..na..ummm baaa a..na na na na (pointing at her pillow as if she was telling me - I woke up mommy and i was bored then i saw my book and read it while waiting for you to come pick me up)

Whenever she wakes up in the room alone, she would usually cry, then you'll hear footsteps from our sala, she then would go to the door and knock...but now..she has totally grown. She didn't cry...nor knocked. All this time, she was up, reading and waiting for me.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sophia Turns One

My darling, daughter mommy is so happy that we get to be together each and every second of our lives. It has been a year of firsts. From first smile, to first crawl, to first step, to first tooth. I am so proud of you.

One year and more to come. So let us blow your first candle - together. :)
You're the most beautiful thing happened to me. Happy One Year!

Photos and camera by: Ninang Pat and Ninang Nonie
Birthday photos taken last January 20, 2012