The niece turns 1

Time flies really fast I must say.  It is like yesterday when the niece was born and I was held her in my arms for the first time from the nursery room.  Now, the niece turns one.  We did simple preparation for the little girl’s big day.  It was tiring for us because we just arrived from short vacation in the province, but we do not mind it.  This is all for the first birthday of my niece, Alyssa Lian.  Last October 31, 2017, we celebrated the first birthday of my sister’s only girl, my niece.  We had a simple children party so the kids will enjoy and the niece will have a nice memories to look back when she gets older.  We took few photos too for the niece remembrance.  It was a success celebration and memorable endeed because most of invited guests did come and celebrate with us.

To my niece, happy happy birthday to you.  I wish you good health, grow up a good person, God-fearing kid, and loving person.  I pray that God will always guide you and protect you as well as your family.  Be a good girl always and stay bubbly our princess Alyssa Lian.

To all the visitors, thanks for coming and for celebrating with us in the first birthday of my sister’s unica hija.  God bless you all!

*unfortunately I can’t post a photo… 🙁

Long weekend due to nationwide transport strike

The group of jeepney operators and other public utility vehicle are showing their protest to the government through transport strike.  Because all operators are expected to join the protest that is why the city mayor and national government declared to class today from kindergarten to college and no work to all government offices.  And because private company and offices, and department store are open, employees will still go to work.  The city government has assigned buses in some areas in the city to help the stranded passengers to go to work and go home.

The national transport strike was a success, though there are public vehicles in our city did not participate.  To some drivers, it is important to earn money that participating the transport strike.  If they are not driving, how can they feed their families?  They have the point.  Family comes first after all.  Because of this transport strike, people have extended weekend vacation.  Students are happy as well as the teacher and government workers because they will have a day of rest to be with their families.  I am one of those happy people because I get to rest, do my laundry and do some house chores because the nephews have no class.  Long weekend for me and I like it.

Anyways, I hope that this protest will have the positive result and people will come up with the best decision on how they are going to solve the issues that the jeepney operators and national government will both agree on what is best for all of us.

World Teacher’s Day

As they say, the teachers are our second parents, and the school is our second home.  We learned our good values at home, and we learned our academic at school.  Teachers played the important part in every student life.  They give knowledge and mold them to become what they want in the future.  I must say, the success of the students is the teacher’s pride and achievements.  There is teacher’s behind them to teach them and made their dreams come true.   We should give credits to all the teachers in the world for the job well done, for their sacrifices in teaching their students.

Today is world teacher’s day.  The day that we should give honor to all the teachers.  Their sacrifices and teaching are acknowledging for giving their best in helping their students to make their dreams come true and to achieve their goals in life.  It is right to give a special day to all the teachers to show our love, care and thankful to them.  This profession is a noble job that we should be appreciated.  Part of one I am right now is because of my teacher, and I am forever thankful to them.  My sister is a teacher, and I know how hard this profession is.  Happy Teacher’s day to all the teachers in the world.

A child is always a blessing

Every married couple dreams of having a child or children to make their family complete.  Kids are the one making the family fun because they will be the couple/parents bundle of joy.  Most of the married couple preferred to have two kids, a boy, and a girl.  For practical reason because life is not easy and having more than two children is a luxury when you’re earning is not that much.  To some married couple, having more than two kids are blessings.  Not all couple have given this kind of gifts from God.  That is why you have to be happy and accept this kind of blessings.

But, what if the couple does not want more than two kids but is expecting another baby?  This is when the pregnancy becomes an issue to the couple.  It is a very different situation especially when the couple does not want another child.  The feeling of confusion, stress, burden, and blaming each other.  These are normal feelings I guess because I have heard this situation before.  But at the end of the day, acceptance is the key.  God will not give you this situation if you are not able to overpass it.  The couple may be felt the burden of another responsibility, but if you think of it positively, the child is always a blessing.  Be happy that another blessing is coming.  And welcome the new angel with love and be thankful to God always.

Against all odds relationship

To have someone with us to share feelings and love is the wonderful experience.  Everybody dreamed to have someone with them aside from their family to share everything in life.  This is what my cousin found to someone she is with right now.  They are in the relationship for almost a year.  It is her first boyfriend and I am happy for her.  The only issue is that her family is against of their relationship.  It is not new to us because it happens in movies and in real life.  The most important is that you fight for your love and happiness.

Their relationship was criticized by her family because the guy is younger than her.  Who cares, age doesn’t matter at all if you love each other and happy with that person.  My cousin and I are very close and we share things when we are together.  But lately, we seldom see each other because she is busy with work and I am busy babysitting my nephews and niece.  However, we do communicate through exchanging message on the phone and in Facebook.   I pity her because her relationship is not supported by her family.  Feels like she is all alone and the only refuge she has is her boyfriend who is always with her when she feels down.  It will be a long battle to win her family’s support to their relationship, but I am pretty sure that if she will not give up, she will get what she wanted.  I wish and pray for my cousin’s happiness and love.  I hope that the against all odds relationship will end so they will be fully happy and that her family will accept the decision she makes in choosing the one she loves.