Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Gift from Hubby

I hope you had a Christmas filled with joy and love and as the year ends may we all leave behind the not so happy memories of this year and let us welcome the new year with pure heart, peaceful mind and more love and understanding and may we all believe and hope for a brighter and happier new year.

This year I think is the busiest Christmas I had, we prepare for everything unlike in the Philippines where my parents or my grandparents are the one who will think about everything, now I realized I am already grown up. It was also fun even we are away from home, ako basta my family is happy I am happy. Since we are all busy, I didnt have much drama moments, konti lang hehehe,, that was when I tried to call my family and I chose to call my brother's cp since I know my Inay was busy, my brother was very madrama din like me, what I like about him is that he never ask for anything (material) even if its Christmas and normal yung hihingi ng pamasko but my brother and my parents are not that type, they are very simple and whatever I gave them they are very appreciative,, that's why I love them so much. My brother just greeted us Merry Christmas and he was thankful for us, and later on he sent a SMS saying that he wished we were with them for Noche Buena,, wahhh I cried.

I was not in the mood to work last week, I hate it that during holidays that's the time that my work was loaded, as in overtime ako everyday since the week before Christmas, I was exhausted na talaga. Then last Thursday I decided that I have to go off from work early to buy gifts for my monito which happened to be Mark and for my friends, I already told Mark that he was the one I picked for our monito/monita and told him I am going to buy him shoes, but in my mind I have a plan to buy other items for him, I had a feeling that Mark picked me as his monita because he never tell me who his monito was, as in one day he will tell my girl friend name then when I asked him the next day he will tell different name.
That night he wanted to go to MBS, so we went then later on he told to go inside LV store in Maison and ask me what I want, I really dont want to buy anything that is expensive but he insist, I really enjoyed asking prices and even if they are beautiful but for me it's too much if the price of the bag is more than 1k sgd. I just bought a shoes for him and checked other shops like gucci, coach and burberry but the prices were almost the same, I knew ffrom then that Mark was going to buy me a bag as christmas present, I told him I want a bag but not too expensive, he can buy me from coach and then we went home.
The next day Friday, I took a day off, Mark went to work, I sent remittance to my family and his family then I went out to buy him gifts, I have a budget and I will not buy single item for that budget, I want to buy few items for him and wrapped them altogether. He was very happy, here's my gift for him: Versace perfume (we both love versace), a samsonite bag, 2 Lacoste Poloshirts ( I had a great deal for this one 50% off for the 2nd item) and a Jordan shoes.
And here's what I got from hubby

I am a happy wife,, not only because of this bag but because I have a husband who always think of my happiness,  love is not about material things, but his willingness to spend this much just for a bag and the smile on his face when he handed me his present that made me feel that I am loved, we've been together for more that 10 years and he knew I am not a materialistic type of person, dumaan talaga ako sa walang wala and simple lang ang kaligayahan ko, may adobo nga lang sa bahay masaya na ako, wala na din sya dapat patunayan sa akin , he doesn't need to impress me that's why I can't think of any reason why he had to do this for me but LOVE.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

What?!!!! Only one more week and it's CHRISTMAS!!!! Last night we went out to buy gifts for our monito/monita,, and we just finished giving and receiving our gifts.
Let me share to you the Christmas tree in ION ORCHARD, I wish my work is just near the city area, only here you can feel the christmas spirit,,,

and here's a song to end this blog post.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Merry Christmas Darling

Happy Tuesday everyone! Less than 2 weeks before Christmas, im sure everyone is busy for christmas party and completing your shopping list.
I heard this song last night from Kris TV, Jed madela sang this song and I thought of dedicating this to those who are celebrating their Christmas away frim their loved ones like me.

Have a great day ahead!!! :)

Happy Birthday Majal!!!

Today is a very special day not only for my sister Majal but also for me, it's her birthday and I thank the Lord for this day, her existence in this world made my life extra wonderful and colorful.
I wish her good health and safety always, and lots of love, happiness and success and to be more inspired on doing what she loves to do. I love you majal! miss u so much!!!

This is one of our favorite songs during our MTS days...

Enjoy ur special day majal!!! I love u!!! mwah!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Grown up Christmas List

Another night in front of my laptop, and I can't help to miss the Christmas at home. I want to hear again the children singing christmas carols at night, the malls full of christmas decors and filled with christmas songs, the many people buying gifts for their loved ones, I miss the busy divisoria, and most of all I miss my family =(
I really wish to be with them this Christmas, ;-(  im sure my inay misses me so much, she always say that basta kumpleto ang pamilya masaya na sya, no money can buy happiness, and hindi sya materialistic na tao. I wish I am like her, a very strong loving woman.

Forget my drama now and let's enjoy the remaining days till Christmas. Our menu for noche buena are all settled, we will serve Palabok, Paella, Carbonara, Menudo, Embutido, Leche Flan, Buko SAlad and Macaroni Salad. We invited our friends here to celebrate with us. So this year will somehow a happy Christmas even if we are away from HOME.

I will end this post with a Christmas song, Enjoy the night everyone! =)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Count your blessings instead of sheep

The other night while I was playing Sims on facebook, I thought of playing Christmas songs from my saved files, there was this song by Jose Mari Chan that touched my heart, the message of the song is really perfect for the season, that no matter what state of your life now dont focus on what is lacking but think of the wonderful blessings that we have in our lives from our Lord.
Eto pa yung nakakatawa, nung nakikinig na kami ng Christmas songs, sabi ni Mark "hon wag ka iiyak sa Pasko ha" palagi daw kasi ako umiiyak pag Christmas especially di kami uuwi ngayon, ewan ko ba I feel lonely lalo na pag tumutugtog na yung mga Christmas songs.

But with this song, it reminds me that Christmas is not about me, not about the christmas shopping list, not about the food we will serve on Noche Buena but it is about Thanksgiving that our Lord was born, it is all about sharing and giving of God's love.
So now I am sharing you this song and hope you will be moved by its message.

I also love this song of Gary V. everytime I hear this song I really appreciate my life and God's unconditional love to me.

SObrang iyakin ako, ewan ko ba many times I get affected by what I saw from movies and tv and also from the songs I heard. Last Friday, I took a day off from work, I was too stressed that week so i decided to take a rest, Mark also stayed with me, I saw a video from Coke and it really melted my heart, as in I was sobbing while I was watching this video, Mark was teasing me and he even imitate my crying.

I know how it's hard to be an OFW, to be away from family, from our comfort zone our home, i truly understand the real meaning of this saying that there's no place like HOME. I am super close to my family, that's why when it comes to my family I get really emotional. Sometimes I want to look back from the moment wherein everything is just plain and simple, we sleep together (my inay, ama, my brother and me) and even the lights were off we never run out of stories to tell until it was 3 am, and the only problem that time is the allowance I will bring to manila when I was in college, I miss those days. Now that I am working far away from home, and experience everything I never thought I will ever do and to have a little luxury, I am not complaining really, I am grateful. God loves me and my family. He is forever faithful on His promises to me. I am very fortunate becauseI am His daughter.

15 days to go and it's Christmas, hope you celebrate it with full of love and happiness with your family (or even physically away from your family). Remember the first line of the song, "when I worry and I can't sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep"

Be merry and have a joyful Christmas!!!