Monday, August 23, 2010

Blocked: What's the fun in that?

Finally, they caught us...Facebook, Twitter, CItiseconline are blocked from the office server.

can't comment, but you can browse. I cant even open the citiseconline page. wah! goodbye to online trading during 9to 1230pm.
What's the fun in that? I guess its time to change my internet schedule after working hours, which means after my kids sleep at night. hay, less sleeping time, more working hours hahaha!

Hopefully, i can upload this : )

--Wondermom A.

P.S. Yey, blogger not blocked

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My 34 little things

Getting old for another year made me reflect on my life, be a little bit sentimental, finally grateful that God has given me the past year to be wiser, to be more humbled by God's presence everywhere I go, to extend help whenever I can.  This year, Im going to find more simple ways on how to hug God back for the many blessings, little things He has bestowed upon me.

The simple things that make my life as it is, thank you God for them:

1. Luther, for finally realizing that happy wife=happy life=happy husband.  for richer or poorer, for better or worse, Ay-ayatenka unay unay poknat!

2. Lia and Ali, for making me see the simple things in life are the most wonderful. I never imagined that I can love two small people who always test my patience, understanding but at the end of day, overwhelm me just by looking at them peacefully sleeping.  liapots and alibaba, you make me proud!

3. Papi and Curly sue, for just being there! I dont need monetary gifts, as long as I know that you'll always be there for me, i'll be fine!

4. Sisterhood and Brotherhood of 8 Lipton1, for making me fullfill my "ate" to the max, from helping me with the smallest mundane of errands, to helping me with money heheh, and giving my children the time of day. To infinity and beyond! love yah :  ) 

5. Lola Jean and Lolo Inciong, thank you for being there for us, for the kids whenever we need you!

6. Natal and Ramos family and relatives. For the support you give whenever we need it.  Just by knowing that we can count on you makes life more bearable : ) Thank you!

7. To friends who make life more meaningful, who share milestones and moments in my life (p-girls, highschool, college, ncrfw, JICA, luther friends), tnx for the time and laughter, for the tears and sadness shared, for your presence whenever wherever!

8. Yaya Doris and Yaya Lala (special mention) because I know its hard to take care of my 2 hyper active kids. Im grateful you've chosen to take care of my children! no words to express my gratefulness, ha? bonus ko na lang idaan ang pasasalamat ko? hehehe sige ba  :  )

9. Buzz Lightyear OJ and Potato Head (with stiches) Angel, tnx for making my children laugh and cry, I hope you all grow up closer and have more meaninful relationships with each other. at the meantime, learn to share : )
10. Bert, salamat sa pagalaga sa tindahan namin at sa bahay, pwede pati bahay ko pagawa na rin ng alulod at bubong hehehe

11.  For JICA Phil. Office, tnx for making my life bearable. Without you, I cannot affort to buy the simple things, luxuries I dont need, vacations I wished.  With you, I can fb and blog, albeit secretly! Makakapunta pa kaya ako ng Japan? hehehe.  For a better tomorrow for all : )

12. Junior Choir Filinvest 2, for continuing our legacy of singing for the Lord! you bring the youthness of singing with your lively songs! Keep up the good work!

13. #61 Granwood, cant beat the feeling of sleeping in your own home, peaceful! ding dong! huh? mortgage payments (Sweating, duh! nightmare!)

14. my small cute pocket garden (white angel, santan, yellow green plant, violet plant, red palms)...Im happy that you're alive and well, which just shows I have a green thumb. Btw, tnx yayas for watering them everyday. Nevermind the Php500 water bill every month. :  )

15.  my're so beautiful! Flowers are the ultimate best interior accessory ever. 2 yellow violet and 3 violet and other colors more to come...

16. Dear Avanza, im so sorry you had to have scratches along the way, but im so happy you're there, you've taken me to wonderful trips, countless checkups, and to the office and back. You're my third child, you know!

17. Sanchai and Sandy, you nasty dogs, you've given birth to i think almost 30++pups (combined) already, please stop.  8 Lipton 1 will never be the same or smell the same without you.

18. Feb 25, 2006 and Jan. 5, 2008 for making me remember that I deserve my own happiness even when the world is revolting around me

19. Harry Potter, Edward and Bella, The Firm, and more in my bookshelf, you make me wanna dream about magical things in life, you're my brand of heroine!

20. Casablanca, Amelie, Some kind of wonderful, Sweet Home Alabama and many others I cant enumerate here, its nice to know that love moves in mysterious make me believe that love is powerful it can move mountains : )

21. Jan. 29, 2007 and April 19, 2008, my body is a wonderland. I am a giver of life.  Childbirth to me was scary then, but my body proved to me that its all in the breathing.   3rd time lamaze? I hope? nah! the spirit is willing but the body is getting old : )

22. Sagada and Kiltepan point, my piece of heaven.  I can literally sing "clouds cap mountains white". You made me see the vast beauty of creation God has made up up and away. Amen.

23. Boracay Sunset, the latest sunset that took my breath away. A sunset brings a close to another beautiful day, a sad goodbye really, but when their beauty mesmerizes you, you cant really complain.  God truly is a master!

24. Japanese sweets deli mochi cream, you're a tease. you make me wanna...hehe

25. Citiseconline, thank you for making me a believer of high risk investments.  Here's to a more fruitful investment-filled future!

26., you're the thoughts in my head, the words that i speak, the feelings I keep, the memories I hold dear...I hope that I give you more reasons to continue!

27.  The Alchemist, The universe will conspire for you to achieve the one thing your heart truly desires. Dont let go of your personal legend, be true to the language of the world! Love!

28. October 2009, January 2010 and February 25, 2010, the lowest of the low.  Funny how I can laugh about it now.  At that time, me, the church and the book are flowing like a river, fire in my heart, clouds in my head.  Really, time heals the wounds. Forgiveness is really divine.

29. Pratunam Market, Chatujak Weekend Market, Orchard Road, Nathan Road, a shopaholic's delight. Can I come back?  

30.  Jensen corner Jonas, I see skies of blue, clouds of white, I sing to myself, what a wonderful view.  Can you be mine please? Just the thought makes me happy

31. potato salad, paksiw na pata, pesto pasta, you're my comfort food. :  )

32. Paris, Rome, London.  Can you hear me? Can you wait for me? I'm leaving on a jetplane..someday.   Just the thought makes me smile

33. Canada 2011, you have eluded me since 1997.  I am a survivor! I am not a quitter. Be prepared Im going! To my personal legend, so near and yet so far!

34.  To you oh Lord, Thank you.  Be it done according to your will!

 --Wondermom A. (34 and counting)

Who am I?

Reflection on turning 34:

"Who am I"

Verse 1:
"Who am I? That the Lord above the Earth would care to know my name, would care to feel my hurt.
Who am I? That the bright and morning star would choose to light the way of my ever wandering heart.

Not because of who I am, but because of what You've done
Not because of what I've done, but because of who You are.

I am a flower quickly fading, here today and gone tomorrow.
A wave tossed in the ocean, a vapor in the wind.
Still, You hear me when I'm calling, Lord, you catch me when I'm falling.
And you've told me who I am...I AM YOURS.

Verse 2:
Who am I? That the eyes that see my sin would look at me with love, and watch me rise again.
Who am I? That the voice that calmed the sea would call out through the rain and calm the storm in me.

Not because of who I am, but because of what You've done.
Not because of what I've done, but because of who You are.


I am a flower quickly fading, here today but gone tomorrow.
A wave tossed in the ocean, a vapor in the wind.
Still, you hear me when I'm calling, Lord, You catch me when I'm falling.
And you've told me who I am. I AM YOURS."

(Liturgical song sung by the Junior Choir last Aug. 15 at Christ the King Parish Filinvest 2)

(Photo from

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vote for Lia Isabelle in Dwell Studio Dwellicious Baby Promo

Hi Friends!

Please help my daughter Lia Isabelle win in the Dwell Studio Dwellicious Baby Promo. I need at least 200 votes until Aug. 22.

Its so easy to vote:
1. Log in Facebook.

2. Like the Quirks Marketing Philippines facebook profile in Facebook.

3. At the Quirks wall, scroll down and vote for Lia Isabelle by liking Lia Isabelle picture.

You have successfully voted for her when your name is already in the list who liked her picture.

Thank you so much in advance for your time and effort! God bless you always!

-- Wondermom A. (very busy campaigning, thus not much blogposts)