From parking papasok sa mall, nagmamadali lahat dahil naiihi na. Bigla akong may naramdamang tubig na tumalsik sa lower left leg ko. Akala ko may tumutulo somewhere. Tumingala ako pero parang wala naman so kebs na, pinunasan ko na lang. Nung malapit na ko kay Kuya Guard, naramdaman kong may umaagos nang tubig sakin. Yung pakiramdam na parang pumutok na yung bahay bata ko ganyan. Hahahaha. Sisigaw na sana kong manganganak na ko eh kaso ang bilis maglakad ng mga kasama ko. Saka wala naman akong nararamdamang labor. Hahaha. Sabi nila 10 times daw yung pain compared to dysmenorrhea. For a while nalimot kong hindi nga pala ako buntis. HAHAHAHAHA. Seryoso kinabahan ako kung anong nangyayari sakin. Eh sakto kailangan kong buksan yung backpack ko for security check. Ayun, pagtanggal ko sa likod ko, nahawakan kong basang-basa yung ilalim. Naalala kong may bottled water ako sa loob. Hindi gaanong naisara. Wahahahaha.
Pagpasok ko ng CR ng girls, ang dami nang nakapila sa likod ng mga ate at pinsan ko. I asked kung may tissue ba sila o yung CR mismo baka meron. Walang tissue!!! Hahaha. Matutuyo din naman daw ako. Hayaan ko na daw. Nakakaloka.
(Teka. Ang hirap pala. Parang bipolar lang. Hahaha.)
(Whew! Game. Kalma.)
Some people are not fond of celebrating birthdays and I respect them. They have reasons. But for me, birthdays bring excitement to my heart as it can only mean one thing – get together.
And just last night, we celebrated the birthdays of my eldest sister and my eldest uncle on Mommy’s side.
As expected, whenever I am with them, it’s always a blast and a riot combined. I know for a fact that it will never be a simple dine-out since we will be watching a firework exhibit.
So eto na nga…
Imagine, guys. I’m sitting on the farthest chair of the two long tables we’ve reserved for dinner. Beside me are my parents. I have a perfect visibility of the pyrotechnic presentation of the countries scheduled to perform that night. Below the sparkling sky is my whole family – where I can witness the joy and astonishment of the kids while holding their phones up, capturing the moment. The adults, including the seniors are silently clapping their hands in amazement, in between taking selfies with firework display as their background.
All these – IN FULL VIEW, besh.
Eottuke? Nakaka-emo naman itong brewed coffee na iniinom ko.
I can’t help but utter a prayer of gratitude and worship the Lord for blessing me with so much blessings, them included.
It’s not everyday that we have this opportunity to experience the show, to go out from school, work and managing businesses, and to see each other to share sumptuous meal over random stories and laughter.
Living alone for years now makes the event more remarkable, and so I treasure every moment I get to meet these people who are dear to my heart.
Watch below video that sums up what have transpired last night, with 2-minute clip from Canada’s presentation.
On our way back to the parking lot after spending so much to get a single stufftoy, my 10-year old nephew sang to the tune of Aegis’ “Sayang na sayang talaga… 🎶 Ang eight hundred kong napunta sa wala… 🎶” Everyone burst into laughter. My eldest sister wrapped her arm around his shoulder and said, “Okay lang ‘yun. Nag-enjoy ka naman diba?”
Eight hundred is still eight hundred. It’s not a joke, especially to a kid like him. But yeah, the happiness it brought to everyone is priceless.
So what’s in it for you? Syempre hindi naman pwedeng nagkwento lang ako.
Recently, I’ve been receiving counseling consultations and prayer requests about family ties being disrupted. It breaks my heart every time I hear stories of serious fights and conflicts among siblings and relatives. If only one will step down in humility, I hope without failing. It’s not easy to say sorry and reach out, I know. I read somewhere, “Check yourself, baka hindi na ‘yung puso mo ang nasaktan kundi yung ego mo na.” Having said that, is it really worthy to nourish the pride in exchange of the supposedly favors of maintaining a harmonious relationship with someone, especially those with the same blood line as yours? You might say right now that I cannot understand your situation, I agree. So I will leave this verse to you instead and allow yourself to reflect…
“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” ~ Romans 12:18
We would not appreciate the firework display if it was done on a daylight. Darkness is essential to see the real beauty of all the explosions we’ve observed from above.
With the devil’s scheme mentioned in John 10:10, which is to steal, to kill and to destroy, I believe that my family is not exempted on the possibilities of future dispute and dissension. That’s why it is important to cover everyone in prayer, consistently – trusting in the Lord that His grace is sufficient to sustain us each day; that in times of disagreement, we will still choose to save the relationship that we have, no matter what.
They are very much aware that I am writing and I’m doing these stuff, but I am not sure if any of them actually reads my blogs. In any case… Huy, mahal kita. Alam mo yan.
P.S. They dropped me here in the condo at midnight not just with a heart filled with joy and gladness but also with hands occupied with rice grains, indian mangoes and pomelo. Hahaha. #ProbinsiyaFeels