Wednesday, November 2, 2011

This should be life

I'm finally breaking my long silence in the blogosphere! Immediate concerns regarding my work and career came so the past days have been loaded with unexpected tasks. Hopefully before Christmas, I could happily say, "Thank God it's mission accomplished."

While most of my American blog friends enjoyed their Halloween celebration, I totally had a different holiday break. I have mentioned to some of my blog friends that Halloween is not one of those highly celebrated events in the Philippines. The most that we have here are Trick or Treat for the kids and a few Halloween parties. Nevertheless, I always look forward for the first two days of November because it meant off from work and more time to spend with my dearest family.

On the last day at work, I had dinner with my friend Anne. That night came as a breather! Thank God I have Anne. A once in a while lavish dinner with the company of a great friend, what more could I ask for? On the next day, I was able to drag my lazy ass from bed and had my regular weekend jogging. In the afternoon, I was able to treat my mother for a movie date. Hooray! I felt so accomplished. Over the next days, I stayed home, read books, slept for as long as I wanted and I was able to complete some of my freelance works. I hope life would always be like this.

On November 1, my family headed to the cemetery to visit my Lola's (grandmother) grave. My Lola and most of my late relatives were laid to rest in the same cemetery, so All Saints Day also meant having happy family reunions.

Before November 1 ended, I was able to treat my family to a sumptuous Chinese take out. Great food spent with the family, priceless happiness! The stress and pressures about work were suddenly gone. How I wish everyday would be like this. Food, family, happiness and love.... this is life!


  1. Hi Diane,

    how nice you had a few days off and spending quality time with your family and friends! The best way to release work-related stress. I hope you can find the middle road and not let your work get to you too much!
    take care,

  2. You seem like you would be a super-great friend. Your friends and family must truly appreciate & love your kindness and generosity. I wish you all the best of luck regarding work.
    :) CAS

  3. I love how we Filipino's put so much value in All Souls Day (Undas). Makes me feel happy to know that once I have passed on, even for 1 day of the year, someone will be thinking of me and the memories I have left behind. :)

  4. You are so, family (friends I consider a part of family), happiness, & love...what more is there really? :) Wishing you days filled with these.

  5. Amen sister. If we have family and health we have it all. Money cannot buy happiness. I am glad you are happy. Missing you and thinking of you ;)

  6. Hello my dear name mate! I have missed visiting with you! I love the photos of your happy family and I'm glad you have had some joy in your life this week! I'm sending you some warm hugs! Enjoy the rest of the week! ♥♥♥

  7. My weekend was pretty full too! Love a 4 day weekend! Patsy from

  8. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures of you and your family at this reunion. I'm hoping that you can get a longer break from the stress at work and enjoy some much needed R & R. You deserve it my friend!!

  9. Hi Diane! I'm so glad you had some great days with your family and friends! I love seeing all of the sweet smiling faces!
    Thanks always for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. I'm just blogwalking and stop here. Also, you has a great blog. Dont forget to visit me back. Thankyou.


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