It’s all about birthdays

Birthday, the day we were born. The day we first saw the light, the day we first saw the creation of God. The day were everybody got excited to celebrate it with family or friends. Birthday means gifts and party, but mine was different. The last time i remembered,  i celebrated my birthday when i was 5 o 6 years old, can’t forget about it coz’ that’s the time i started to hate dogs, not really hate but i just don’t like dogs now. Our dog bit me while eating chicken outside our house.

Unlike others, i’m not excited with my birthday. Got envious with my friends and classmates who has party every year, lots of balloons and blew their cakes. As much as i want a party like that, but i can’t, my parents can’t afford it. Oh, i’m not complaining, we’re not fortunate as others and i understand. I celebrated my birthdays by going to church and pray, bonus if my mother cook a “pancit” for long life,  “biko” (sweet rice treat o sticky rice cake) or “suman”(rice cake wrapped in banana leaf) .:-) Thankful to some of my friends way back high school days, for making some of my birthdays memorable, although no foods but at least the laughter and the effort to make me happy is unforgetable. And oh, i dont have pictures too since we don’t have camera.

When i started college, that’s the time i experienced something new in my birthday. Cards, flowers, “mañanita” ( a morning serenade to a birthday celebrant before sunrise,this is some kind of a surprise). Gifts from BF.etc…

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This is my first time big birthday celebration ever. With my boardmates and friends at Busaing compound. Sorry no pictures of the foods, i lost my usb and i only have this pics in my album (hard copy). And i’m 4 months pregnant here. Thanks to my fiancé for giving me this kind of party even though he’s not around to celebrate. image

 

Simple celebration with close and forever friends at Portofino beach resort.

 

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Simple celebration with friends…..

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This is not just my birthday, it’s a 4 in 1 celebrations. Birthday, car blessing, thanksgiving and despedida for my husband.

 

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My 29th. Lunch at The Port Waterfront hotel, and the next day dinner at our place. I celebrated twice for the two group of friends (wifey friends and old friends). Thanks Iris n Glen for the surprise cake with all those waiters singing me happy birthday.:-). 5 months pregnant here.

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Simple celebration at home with friends. Thanks to all donors. 🙂 Marissa cake, Robelyn crispy pata, Maricar biko.

imageSimple celebration at home with friends and at CRM. Thanks again Marissa for the cake..

These are all the birthdays i have celebrated. Thanks to my ever supportive husband for giving me all that i need in life, and also “wants”.:-)

That’s why now, i made sure to capture every special moments with my kids, giving them everything as much as we could, the things we don’t have before. I don’t want my kids will experience, same as i did. That’s why we work hard for them.

I know the feeling, celebrating birthdays with nothing, even cake to blow. That’s why now, i made sure that my friends and family (especially my parents) wont forget their birthdays, by giving them surprises like cakes,flowers, o gifts.

I know it’s not about material things or big parties that makes our birthdays special, thats only a bonus. But admit it, we all wish for it.:-)

What’s important is, we have to thank our creator, for giving us another year to enjoy his creation and to be a blessing to everybody. To appreciate everything that we have and be contented.

God bless you all.

xoxo,

JL ( O _ ^ )

 

 

 

 

 

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Early bird!!

Just another random thoughts:

I’ m wide awake as early as 4am, first reason, my baby asked for milk and here i am now trying to close my eyes again hoping i can go back to sleep but seems like it’s impossible to happen.
Lying here in our room (with light,yah! Coz my children and i afraid in the dark). Staring at the ceiling, and lots of things pop up in my mind. I don’t know where to start. All i know is that i miss my husband, i miss my family in leyte, i miss my friends, i miss everybody. I feel so alone and sad and sick. Migraine, backpain, sinusitis, sometimes fever, and bruises in my body again. Seems like they love to stay with me, as if i love them. Been suffering with all of these for how many years now, and sometimes i got used with all the pain and the hassle they give in my life..
I super miss my husband, but can’t do anything with it. Our future is in his hands. Sacrifices are needed just to give good future to our children. If only i have stable business here that i can buy the time of my husband to stay longer with us here without worrying our monthly ammortization in the bank. Hopefully soon. In Gods time.
I miss my family in leyte, i really want to go home, but our schedule wont allow us to do so. I hope we’ll spend our christmas there, and i hope the weather there is good by that time, coz’ i’m afraid with floods..
I miss my friends, my old and new friends, i mean all of them. You know that feeling when you need someone to talk or text but no one is there for you? That you’re so alone and lonely and you feel like nobody cares. And that you wonder, where are they, why they don’t even text you or msg you on fb just to say how are you, or i ms u.etc.. Just like what i always do.
Do not do unto others, what you don’t like others do unto you. Same like, do unto others, what you like others do unto you. But seems like all the efforts is in me, but others can’t notice what i did.
What if one day im gone, so excited what people will say about me, 🙂 if only i can hear all the things they will miss about me.. #justsaying
Can you guys say what you’ll gonna miss when i’m gone?! At least now i’m still gonna hear you..:-)
Till my next nonsense post..:-) Mother mode now, it’s monday. Preparing my princess to school..
God Bless everyone!!!

Xoxo,
JL

My bestfriend’s wedding!

My long time friend Iris got married to her boyfriend of almost 10 years!

the giveaways!

the bouquet

The Gown!

This beautiful gown was design by the bride. After how many months of  looking a gown all over the town, she decided to design her own gown and let the seamstress do the rest of the details..

The handsome groom!

The lovely bride!!!

Did you know that since college we always mistakenly identified as sisters?! Well, yes maybe because we have one thing in common, the eyes! heheheh

and oopppssss we’re both pretty!!!! heheheheh

The perfect couple with the officiating priest!

The principal sponsors!

The beautiful bridesmaid, groomsmen and flower girls!

The secondary sponsors!

With the parents of the bride and groom!

The offerers!

With the bride’s friends!

The reception!

The cakes!

After how many years of being a gf/bf at last they decided to tie a knot!

I’m so happy for them!

A simple wedding ceremony full of happiness and love witness by relatives and some close friends  held at Our Lady of Lourdes parish Punta Prinsesa cebu city, reception was followed at Crowne garden hotel lahug cebu city.

Married life is not easy but with God as the center of the relationship, i know everything is in good hands!

And oh before i forgot, i so love the motif , from the church to the reception is full of bright colors, it looks so sweet! plus i love orange, one of my favorite color.

BEST WISHES TO THE NEWLY WED!!!