Sunday, July 15, 2012

Beautiful Sunday # 12 - What made me happy?

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.
~Vivian Greene~

I posted this a few days ago

After a week, they are almost ready to go

My main project for the past two years will finally be completed. I'm just waiting for the final word of my Big Boss. Once my Big Boss renders his sweetest yes, these documents will find their way to each office at the workplace. One of my colleagues even told me that whether I admit or not, I love these papers and they make me happy. Yes my dear friend T, you captured what my heart is silently saying.

I found the best solution for my headaches and heartaches?
I'm becoming addicted to Watermelon Shake ever since I went to Boracay. I've been craving for this every Friday night.

While everyone is going crazy over Magnum, I'm contented with the local Vanilla Pinipig crunch. This one is from Selecta, but I also love Magnolia's pioneer version. For the benefit of my non-Filipino blog friends, this Popsicle is your typical chocolate coated ice cream. However, instead of the traditional nuts, this famous Filipino Popsicle is covered with Pinipig or rice krispies.

It was payday Friday and I've been tempted to purchase a new pair of shoes. However, my prevent-my-shopaholic hormones prevailed. I've been to the mall a couple of times this week and I found myself not buying anything. Hooray! Instead of shopping, I had dinner with one of my reliable girlfriends.

Anne and I are hooked to the famous BonChon Chicken. The famous double fried chicken is our newest crush. :D My past meet ups with Anne always meant having lunch or dinner in their small and always crowded branch at SM Megamall.We don't really mind standing and waiting for our turn. The best food for us always deserves all the waiting and patience in the world.  

I found happiness in making other people happy over the past months. I intend to continue this practice so for this week, I hope she will be happy receiving my simple present

 I remembered her and myself when I saw this

It was my Father's birthday so I gave him a surprise present... Hopefully, he appreciated it because everything I give him is pure product of my honest hard work.

My Father's birthday landed on a weekday. I wanted to make up to him, so this is what we had for dinner for Saturday night

I may not be able to give my Father the best of what he deserves...and this frustrates me a lot. But one thing I can always promise him is to remain honest, humble and silently treasure the simple yet honorable life he gave me.

How about you? What are the simple things that made you happy over the past week? 


  1. Hi Diane, so this was the book hehe. I don't know why I have this craving again when I have piles of books still unread.

    Parting with those papers must be such sweet sorrow. But I'm glad you had a great weekend. :)

    1. Hi Jenn! I bought it from my favorite Booksale. I know how you feel... Books are really sooo addicting.

  2. I love that quote right at the top! Your work looks super organized. Well done!!
    I'm really curious as to what is in that wrapped ball next to the chicken ;-)
    Have a fabulous Sunday evening! Take care, sweetie!

    1. Hi Duni! The wrapped ball is a cup of rice. :D Thanks

  3. Happy Sunday, my friend! I know your parents are both very proud of you and I'm glad you are my friend! I had a nice week and went on another drive around the countryside. Hugs from Florida!

  4. What a fabulous week you've had.
    You always post the best looking food and this week is no exception. I'm sure your father's birthday celebration was so much fun. Both of your parents must be so proud of what you've accomplished!!

  5. You know I LOVE that quote by Vivian Green :) And just today for dinner as we are celebrating my dad's birthday, too, we had watermelon juice. My mom made it; it was just chunks of watermelon mixed with lime juice, no sugar nothing else added and it was so good.

  6. Hi Diane! Oh, I'm so thrilled for you having the papers done and your compliment. Doesn't that make you feel so wonderful? You are being a blessing to so many and that is a great thing. A belated happy birthday wish to your father and the food looks delicious not to mention the chocolate coated ice cream. ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  7. Hi Diane, I think you gave a wonderful gift to your father. It looks delicious and I bet he loved every bite. Your watermelon drink looks so refreshing. Have a good week my friend.

  8. Is that a book? Where did you buy that? Who's the author? Nacurious e noh.. Heheh

    1. Yup, it's a book. I bought it from Booksale :) Heartbreakers by Pamela Wells

  9. The food in your post is really making me want to run to the kitchen and cook something up. That dinner you had for your dad for example. It looks like an American pizza in the center but what are those items around it? It looks so yummy as does the chicken and Filipino popsicle. I also love the sentiment behind the birthday for your father..remain honest, humble and silently treasure the simple yet honorable life he gave me.

  10. what a beautiful post :) very refreshing... just how that watermelon drink looks! :) mm.. i can only imagine how good that is! and that Popsicle looks awesome too!! I'm sure your dad appreciated spending time with you in honor of his birthday. :) i hope you are having a great monday!

  11. I hope that project will soon find their way home. lets pray for your boss' yes! :D

    you got me craving for that pinipig icecream.. its part of my childhood memries lol


  12. Whatever that dish is that you made for your father, I'm sure he totally appreciated it. It looks delish!


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