February 28, 2013

Simply Forty

whoa! just a single entry for this month, and it's on the last day of the month already (our dog Ziva's nine puppies are one month-old already! yipee!). march starts tomorrow.

celebrated my 40th birthday simply, with my family and close relatives. we all could fit at the table, we were that few. yes, few but still happy. daddy will be coming home this weekend to celebrate with us. i originally thought of not celebrating but changed my mind at the last minute. my mom was surprised yesterday when i bought groceries and some food items for chicken salad and food for the gods which i asked her to help me out with. we made it last night so that we only had to cook viands today. my aunty tata from next door even gave me a cake. it was a simple celebration, but a celebration nonetheless- thanking God for 40 good years. the only hitch was that a brownout suddenly occurred. so we dined and chatted and laughed (not to mention, me and my mom were at each other's throat) all throughout our candle-lit dinner. :-) there were two lads who suddenly appeared and sang Give Thanks. later on we learned they were members of a youth club and going around soliciting for donation. one of my nieces present uttered, "aunty gigik is so lucky somebody even came to sing for her." a blessing maybe?  then my mom told me to blow out a candle which i placed in a small glass bottle since it was way too small already. my niece Abbie (same name, yeah) got so ecstatic when the lights suddenly turned on right at the very moment i blew out the candle. her face was all aglow, so i just said, "see i just blew my birthday candle". and she clapped her hands, hahaha, gleefully saying, "yehey, good aunty gigik blew the candle".

ahh, life's simple pleasures!

January 11, 2013

God's Heritage

Preserve me, o God,
for in Thee I take refuge.
I say to the Lord,
"Thou art my Lord;
I have no good
apart from Thee."...
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
Thou holdest my lot. 
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
yea, I have a goodly heritage.

                                                                                                 - Psalm 16: 1-2, 5-6

January 06, 2013

Epiphany Sunday 2013

Gospel Acclamation:

     "We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage."

Matt: 2 : 1-12
today we observe the solemnity of the epiphany of the Lord Jesus Christ. the epiphany is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on how the Lord is manifested in our lives. 

may the light of the Lord continue to shine in our lives especially in this year of faith.

January 02, 2013

KNovela Marathon Again

i am getting ready to begin my koreanovela watching again. i miss this one of my simple joys. hehe.. and here's one vid i saw on youtube where indonesians were singing a filipino song, the theme of one of my fave koreanovela, Jewel in the Palace.

3 4 U

usually, we are asked to enumerate three things that we want to be granted in our lives. my cousin shared this on FB and i so liked it that i'm posting this here. i really wish this is gonna be true. ",)

how about you? what did you find? i hope yours get fulfilled as well.

January 01, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Welcome new year 2013!

we're having a real quiet new year here at the house. an aunt and a couple of nieces came by this morning and just now got their Christmas gifts because they spent Christmas at the farm... late but obviously most welcome.

January 1 is a holy day of obligation in the Roman Catholic church. it is higher than the ordinary Sunday mass. and today also celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. it is the feast of Theotokos (Greek word meaning God-bearer). may we follow Mary's faithfuless to God, continually seeking His will in our lives.

took this pic in Alabang Town Center last december. just loved watching the lights while i was waiting for my friends to arrive. wishing you all a wonderful year ahead!