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…


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.




Simple celebration with friends…..




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




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.


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.


JL ( O _ ^ )







Love stories on long weekend…

Long weekend is almost over. It means back to reality, work and school. How’s your long weekend by the way?,  Is it a relaxing one? Or a busy one? On a vacation or just plain and simple at home? Whatever you did in this long weekend, i hope you guyz enjoyed and had fun.

My long weekend is not as exciting and happy as everyone else did, i just stayed at home, watched movies, work a little (online) and play with my kids. I really want to go somewhere else like beach but you know we’re on a tight budget this time so, thanks to my friends ( kuya glen & marisa) for letting me borrow their external hard drive with lots of stored movies to complete my long weekend.

Movies for kids on day time and love story movies on my Me time. Here’s a pic with my Princess while watching Alvin and the chipmunks. She watched this movie for the nth times but she still laugh to death with all those chipmunks moves. I admit this is my first time to watch this movie, loser me, i know.hehehe

imageI’m just in the mood of watching different kinds of love stories, and act as if i’m the lead girl on that movie..hehehe.. I have my own love story, a unique one but you know sometimes even if we already have our prince charming, we can’t stop ourselves from saying “oh i wish i’m the girl on that movie” or ” oh man, marry me, you’re so sweet” or ” i wish i have that kind of relationship”  etc…

After watching “The Proposal” , ” The Prince and Me” , ” Serendipity” , “The Bodyguard” and “Dear John” , i realized how love can move mountains, how powerful love is, how love changed even those people you think will never change. How love makes us so weak and how love makes us alive and happy. It doesn’t matter if you only knew that person in a week or days or month, it doesn’t matter if you have a may – december love affair, coz’ love is no rules. It is a feeling that we can’t control no matter how smart or wise you are.

Here’s some thoughts that running in my mind after i watched all these movies.

Is it really possible to cancel a wedding on a wedding day because you feel and you think she/he is not your destiny?! Not your soulmate?!  Well, for me it’s better to cancel rather than pursuing and will end afterward. But you know, us filipinos won’t really do that, i think?!:-) well, how can you cancel a wedding worth hundred of thousands,with lots of guests and foods and everythings are ready?!, there’s a lot of things to consider, that’s why a lot of people now are so miserable with their life. They don’t have a choice. And if they have, maybe they still choose to sacrifice rather than ruin everything.

Is it really possible to be attracted with someone else even if you already have a partner? Well, i think it is, but it’s a matter of controlling yourself not to do mistakes, not to hurt others. Reality in life, long distance relationships are so dangerous if you guyz don’t have trust to each other. One may get attracted to others or vice versa, but if you guys believe that your relationship will last, then it will..

I can relate on Dear John, i mean all those letters, long distance relationship and few days to spend time together. Everytime my husband onboard, during our gf/bf time, i always wrote him a letter every week, sometimes thrice a week, twice, with cards and pictures. I dont  get tired of doing that thing coz’ i know thats the only thing that makes him happy, despite all those heavy and dangerous works he has. That’s the only thing that makes him strong while he’s away from home. He’s inspiration to work harder.

And oh there’s no facebook at that time, only friendster. And long distance call is super expensive, so we’re settled on traditional love letters. And then here comes facebook, the fastest way to connect to all our love ones all over the world. I admit now, i haven’t send him cards or love letters onboard (kinda busy now) but i do send him messages on facebook everyday, letting him know how lucky i am to have him in my life.

Lastly, i really don’t know if somebody out there that knew me personally read my blog. I have 30+ followers but i don’t know them. I love sharing my thoughts here, i can say anything without worrying what others might think. This is my personal space where i don’t know who’s the reader.

Pls whoever read my blog, can you pls follow me:

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JL ( O _ ^ )



Another random thoughts!

It’s a rainy cold evening and here i am lying in our bed watching my kids sleeping and at the same time thinking what my king doing right now, is he working or relaxing in his cabin or probably he’s sleeping but whatever he’s doing now i hope he’s okay there.
It’s been a while since i put on my headphone and listen to my favorite musics in my phone, and here i am again blabbering in my blog.
Oh by the way what’s your favorite musics or songs? I listen to different genre now, but i so love old songs like from 70’s & 80’s. I still love new songs, really i do but you know it wont last that long, unlike old songs that can really touch my heart and soul.
And my all time favorite songs are “thanks to you” , “closer you & i”, ” on my own by whitney houston”, “god give me you” ,”that’s what friends are for” & “destiny”.
I do love songs from air supply, side A , barry manilow, rick astley, bread, yanni, and a lot more..
Sometimes in my senti mode, no not sometimes but everytime i’m on my senti mode i cried when i hear love songs, coz’ feeling naku “gosh naigo ko ani nga kanta” , but you know in your senti moment you feel like all songs really meant for you,am i right? No not only in senti moment but also in times you’re in love.
I agree that Filipinos are so sentimental and emotional.;-)
How about you, what’s the songs of your life? What songs affect you the most?
All i can say all songs can affect us depends on our moods and situations.
Before i end this let me share a fact about me:
I sing because i’m sad.
So everytime i sing a song it doesn’t mean that i’m happy, it means im sad and lonely..

Goodnight readers and followers thank you for patronizing my blog..

Do i make sense in this post? Well, whatever it is, i only share to you guyz whats in my mind right now.;-)

Just a random thoughts!

I heard a lot of stories nowadays, a different stories from different people and yet the same mistakes and the same feelings..
I know being a seaman or seaman’s wife is not easy,so hard that tears fall down with no reasons.
There’s no such things that “mas looy ang seaman” or “mas looy ang asawa” coz’ in this life you cannot predict what will happen in the future.
I feel super sad to know that a wife suffered so much pain because her husband has an affair with other girl. Which is common to a seafarer,but still not right.
And then here the seaman hurting now because his wife having an affair with other boy and now the girl is pregnant.
All i can say is that you will never know what will happen in your life. Now tell me what hurts the most, your partner having an affair or your partner addicted to gambling or your partner lied to you all the time?
Which is which we know that it’s not right, and it has to stop to save the family.
I know we’re (me &hubby) not perfect but i’m so proud of what we’ve been through for the past years. And i feel so lucky and i knew he consider his self lucky too that we have each other. And i thank God for being there for us and always englighten our minds not to make mistakes than can ruin our marraige.
I pray to those people who’s hurting right now and i know everything happens for a reason, time can heal everything even the deepest wounds.
We make mistakes but whats important is we learned from it and
never do it again. And to those who haven’t realize that what they do is a big NO NO, maybe it’s time to think and change before it’s too late..

Till’ my next random thoughts….hehegge…nytinyt pepz!!!

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.


How to deal heartbreak!

Easy tips on how to deal heartbreak:

* Pamper yourself. ( go to salon and spa)

* Shopping. ( you don’t need much money to do this, just be wise)

* Ukay-ukay.  (go and visit ukay-ukay store in town)

*Clean your place. ( keep your self busy by cleaning your room, or your house or your backyard)

Actually, a lot of things to do to keep your self busy. If you like cooking, then go and experiment some dish. You can, sew your old clothes. If you have a lot of cosmetics then go and express how you feel through make-ups. If you have neice, nephew or children, then go and play with them or treat them out.

* Write what you feel on a paper. (it can help)

* Avoid listening love songs. ( if we’re on this stage, we feel like all the songs fits for us,admit it!)

* Talk to a friend or to someone you are close. ( Admit it guys, it really help us to recover if we share it to our friends. Just keep on talking to them) 

And sometimes guys, crying out loud in our room will help, ayt?!

Anyway, not all of us are very out spoken. There are people also that they want to keep what they feel inside. They don’t want others to know they are hurt. As today’s generation, some expresses what they feel through facebook, twitter and other social networking site.

But whatever you’ve been through guys, always remember that it is not the end of the world. This will help you to be a better person in a future. It’s not easy to feel that way, but that’s part of our life as a human. It’s easy to say all of this tips but really hard if your in a real situation,ayt?! yes i know! I’ve been through a different kind of heartbreak more than you think of. And i’m still here. Stronger and wiser than before.

Facts about HE & SHE (boys and girls)

Agree or disagree???

Well its up to you guys to decide. You can also share your opinion here if you like….

HE IS VERY SWEET AND CARING…(at first to let girls  really fall for them)

HE DON’T LIKE TEXTING (but when he still courting you he find time to)

HE DON’T LIKE GIRLS ALWAYS CHECKING THERE WHEREABOUTS (but he always checks the whereabouts of their girl to prevent complications…you know guys what i mean! )

HE HATES TO GO SHOPPING WITH GIRLS (bec. girls takes time to decide which one to buy. He wants to go shopping alone,because he buy what he want not what you want)

HE DON’T LIKE PDA (Public Display of Affection)….( maybe because they’re afraid other girls can see them that they’re taken already)

SHE IS NOT SWEET AND CARING (at first yes, playing  like “duh i dont care” , “who is he?”, but in the end girls are the sweetest and the most caring persons in the world)

SHE LOVE TEXTING ( girls wont get tired of texting, even others says they dont like to text but admit it girl you wont let a day to pass without texting your man..even if girls are tired and sleepy but still girls entertain text from boys)

SHE loves PDA (to all girls even if you said you dont like being a PDA but hey! admit it you love PDA especially if your boy is a campus heartthrob, you want the world to know it’s like hey! this is my man..:))

SHE loves to write love letters, give cards or pictures  with dedications, or we should say SHE is thoughtful..

HE dont like to write love letters nor give pictures with dedications, being together is enough for boys. But i  knew some HE who love making love letters or a poem for their love one..

SHE loves being treated like a princess or a queen but ended up serving HER king or prince….SHE loves that all his attention is with her but ended up giving all her attention to him..weird!

SHE will do anything for him, but ended up HE will look someone else..Because if you will do anything to him especially gf/bf level the boy will not appreciate it instead they will feel suffocated.

SHE always said “i don’t want you anymore” , ” i hate you” , ” go away” or in other words no matter how painful it is girls are girls, they always never mean what they said, girls always eaten what they said. While in HE. whenever he said no, or “it’s over” they mean it..boys are boys no matter what they say that they don’t cry over break ups, of course they do! it’s just that we can’t see them crying, pride!

(enough for now) to be continue: 🙂