Dec 26, 2013

My sister and I are the bottom picture and our daughters are the ones above! Yep, we look-alike! 

Our Love Story

Dec 23, 2013

All love stories are beautiful, but ours is my favorite.  It has been 16 years, and while not everyday is perfect, it is all worth it.  Some years have been difficult than most, but I know that I will never, ever regret ever having been married to you.  We have our problems like any other couples out there, but ours is worth fighting for.  The three kids that we have been blessed to have all these years is a testament to this.  I know that I have not always been the perfect partner, but please remember, I love you and I will keep on working on us.  

Happy 16 years! I hope to finally get married to you in church in 9 more years!  By that time, sana payat na tayo!

UPCAT 2014 Results

The much-awaited results of the 2014 UPCAT is now out!  You can check it out here: Main site, mirror site 1 and mirror site 2.  

Unfortunately, my son did not make the cut.  But I hope that those who deserve it the most did get in. Congratulations to the UPCAT passers! And please, do give back to our country!

Wednesday Happy Thoughts!

Dec 18, 2013

Happiness is:
1. Our Zumba group party after our last session for the year! Exercise, then eat. Not bad!
2. Going to Divisoria with my kids and sister and spending way too much!
3. All the goodies at the office!
4. Just 2 more days to go and the kids are free from school work for the year! Yey!
5. Almost done with my work load. Almost.
6. School is done for the year for me too, and I am finish with my two reports as well.  Yipee!
7. Counting down to our Cambodia-Vietnam trip next year!
8. And we have hotels booked already.
9. New clothes, hahaha!
10. Looking forward to the long Christmas break!

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Conquering Mountains: Mt. Talamitam

Dec 13, 2013

Last November 30, we went for a hike at Mt. Talamitam in Brgy Aga in Batangas. We now have a group, the Nasugbu Adeventure Club, and together with some new-found friends, had a lot of fun climbing this 'easy' mountain.  But let me tell you, the climb was not easy!
The sun was nowhere to be seen and we were thankful because we were on open, rolling hills and farmland.  The wind was strong and there were occasional rain showers.  here was a long assault before the summit and the wind was blowing so hard.  We keep on losing our caps!  But the view on the summit was priceless! 

After a long photo session and once we've had our coffee, we went down a lot faster than we went up, hahahaha.  We also had a sidetrip to Layong Bato (or Layong Bilog) where we had a dip on the cold river to rest our tired legs.  The river was deep, maybe 15 feet or so and the water was so cold it immediately eased the soreness on my legs. We left after maybe an hour or so.

The jump-off to Mt. Talamitam is in Bgry Aga in Nasugbu. The bus and van drivers knows this place well. There was a registration fee of P20 and a guide fee of P300 for a group of 5 or so. 

This is said to be an easy climb but again based on my personal experience, no climb is really easy.  The more mountains I climb, the more humbled I become when I reach the summit! And the more mountains I climb, the more mountains there are to climb. I so love it!

A Parent's Ultimate Joy

Dec 6, 2013

I have never known how to truly love until I became a mother.  And I have been a mother to this sweet, sweet boy for 11 years now and I love every minute of it!  I am truly blessed to have him call me mom! Happy, happy birthday my dear Danniel!

Note: His birthday was last November 24 but I am swamped with work and school stuff that blogging has taken a back seat!


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