June 29, 2012

Pups Away

When we got back home after attending the early mass, we had to clean the yard littered with dogs' poop. Those from the two guard dogs in front was one batch. Then there was still more from the three dogs and three puppies at back. Whew!!

Then it's time to feed them. Had to dash here and there because all of them like playing around a lot, especially the three pups. They would be scurrying back and forth as one would enter their domain. Haaay!  They've grown so big and can run so fast. I always run and stay in the highest area (which is the water tank) when I go out back because they always get in the way, with them scampering about.


Then Che-che, our nextdoor neighbor, peeped in from the wall and asked for one pup. She had already told us she'd take one of them pups. She selected the chubby one and we gave it to her and it was named Nica. Nica was bewildered at first but stayed quiet in the arms of a new master and was soon contentedly eating away when we next looked in on her.

I then had breakfast then went on to play some praise songs. Mom liked it and asked me to save the music to her usb so she can play it at the office. She was filing some papers and getting ready for work while i rushed to save the music to her usb. When i finished, i turned to give it to her and when i saw her i laughingly chided, "Mommy, don't forget to put on your blouse." To which she just smirked her characteristic "Hmmm." She always perspire so fast even with the airconditioner on. So she often just takes off her blouse when in our room. Teehee.

This evening, mom's officemate came to take one other pup. Similarly, she was very quiet looking at the new face holding her. Mom received a text message that they've reached home and Solen (new name for the pup) was very behaved.

Haay, i think i'm having separation anxiety. After the many weeks of feeding them and playing with them and holding them to keep warm during rainy days or when they fall into the small pond out back. Now, only Angela is the one left behind. Sure have to play with her more before my cousin comes to take her away.

An Early Appointment

Woke up early this morning as me and my mom and aunt had to go to church to offer prayers to uncle Nanding in memory of his death. It's been five years since. How time flies.

Today commemorates the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the Apostles. We are reminded about the lives laid down by these two great pillars of the Catholic church. However difficult were the obstacles during their days, they set the finest example of evangelism, thus were able to proclaim the good news of the Gospel  up to their very deaths.

Gospel Acclamation:  
"You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church, 
and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it."

June 06, 2012

Gift of Neighbors

Today's Gospel Acclamation:
"I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord; whoever believes in me will never die."

Saw my aunt this morning as she was hurrying home from visiting our neighbor at the other side of the block. She was holding a couple of stalks of flowers, to which I exclaimed, "Wow, aunty, gwapaha anang bulak, oi!" She immediately gave me one of the beautiful red flowers and said it'd look nice next to the image of the Blessed Mother. I thanked her and spent several minutes trying to do the arrangement. It's a red Torch and its from one of our neighbors backyard.


And here it is placed next to our image of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Have been receiving lots of grace from our neighbors this summer (flowers, fruits, prayers and lots of love and care). We are blessed to live in a neighborhood where the residents are united and are tightly-knit. Everyone knows everybody else and birthdays and even thanksgiving celebration are celebrated together as one. Wakes are also attended to by the concerned residents. Prayer meetings are held every Sunday on rotation of each one's homes.

At summertime like now, when fruits are in season, we get to share the "harvest" of fruits from our very own backyards. Received mangoes, tambis, coconut, etc. My cousin recently climbed our avocado tree out back. And here's our avocadoes:

June 04, 2012

Pups in the House

Posting here pics of the three little pet pups of my mom. They're no thoroughbreds, just Asong Pinoy. Our dogs Geneva and Jan Di gave birth to a couple of pups each about three weeks ago. Unfortunately, one of Jan Di's little one died after three days. So we only have three in all now. And they look so much like the ones we have right now, the ones guarding the backyard - Geneva, Jan Di and Gong Yoo (heheh.. mom is fond of Koreanovelas, too, hence these names of Korean actors). I have temporarily named them Emily, Margareth and Jane... guess from which telenovela, hahahha! But of course, they will be renamed once they go to their new homes. :(

Aren't they just cute? :)

June 03, 2012


Enjoyed an unexpected harvest from the hanging bunch within our walls. Lookie, lookie here... 

Three But One

Today is the commemoration of the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity.

How the Holy Spirit is at work within, that we cannot even begin to understand. The Trinitarian formula of baptism reminds us how complicated is the three-fold relationship of our God - one substance but three persona: God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Let us nevertheless continue believing and hold on tight to the Lord.

"When we are rightly related to God,
life is full of spontaneous joyful uncertainty and expectancy. 
We do not know what God is going to do next; 
He packs our life with surprises." 
 - Oswald Chambers  

June 01, 2012

1st of June

Today's Gospel acclamation:
      "I choose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that lasts, says the Lord."

The Gospel for today is about the story of the fig tree. It is a parable about the fruitfulness of our lives. We are given innumerable opportunities by the Lord to respond to His gift of grace.

Lord, thank you! I am what I am now because of the awesome power of your love.