Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Life over the past days

While my life has been getting its own share of trials and challenges, I decided to divert my attention to some things that made me happy. Problems will always keep us occupied and burdened. If such is the case, then why not leave the heavy load for a while? Take a rest and retrieve them when we are ready and less occupied to accommodate them. If only life provides a concierge or a package counter that can look after our problems, I will be one of those who will patiently fall in line to temporarily leave things behind.

I promised myself to write only the positive things... for now? haha.. Allow me to share some of them here. This will keep me reminded that God loves me and in return, I should love the life that was given to me (Okay, cheesiness overload :D)

1. I'm back to my regular fitness regimen

Last Saturday, I finally had the courage to revive my old weekend ritual, JOGGING! After my weekend date with my Nanay (mom), we passed by the Town's Sports Center and I suddenly felt the longing to run again. We reached home early and to everyone's surprise, I changed to my jogging pants and running shoes. Actually, even myself was surprised of the impulsive decision. Why the rush? There is still Sunday and the clouds don't seem to favor an afternoon jogging. To be honest, I also don't know. Perhaps, my pituitary glands responsible for all the adrenaline rush of my system can explain.

The clouds made everyone felt that it will soon rain. However, the heavens connived with me. It only started raining when I reached home.

2. My next trip is booked!

I'll be adding another country to my list next year. Hooray! The place I will be visiting is one of my dream destinations. I'll be flying with an economy airline that has been responsible for all my trips abroad. Yes this airline has its own share of inefficiencies lately. But I'm keeping my fingers crossed.... they will not fail me. I'm also praying that there will be no hindrances in my life that can prevent this trip.

3. I'm back to reading and I'm nearing to finish my journal
I mentioned in my previous post that one of my blogging goals is to review a book at least once a month. I may not be able to comply with my target, but I'm more than happy of the little time when I can squeeze in reading. Despite of being dead tired after a day of teaching, I found myself enjoying a great read on my 30-minute train ride. I'm using less of my iPod because of my desire to rather concentrate on reading.

I'm reading Love the One You're With of Emily Giffin. A confession to make, I purchased this book 2 years agooooo.... I'm so glad that I finally had the initiative to read it.

The brown notebook beneath my read is my summer journal. (Hi Ricki!) I'm proud to say that I will soon be done with my attempt to revive my interest in arts and crafts.

4. My major project at work will soon be completed

So this is my second home...

This is the everyday view from my dilapidated desk. On the left is the niche of my boss and to the right is the shelf that contains my hardwork for 2 years. :D

A closer view of the shelf

Say hello to my babies :D Yes they are mere stacks of papers. But for me, they would remain as my precious offspring, I mean output. I've been carrying them in my heart and mind for the past 2 years. When I was transferred to my current office, this was the major project that my Big Boss has given to me. He started this project but since there are other tasks coming to the office, he gave me full control and responsibility. When these documents will finally be in hardbound and distributed to the different offices, I can finally breath and say mission accomplished.


  1. Wow... ang daming papel. Na-realize ko na matagal na akong hindi gumagamit ng papel, haha. Lahat sa min electronic na. Which is good because our cubes are very small :)

    Anyway, good to hear you're staying positive. I've been screaming internally for the past 2 days dito.. and sadly, I mean this literally.

    Enjoy Korea! ;) (assuming lang ako ng Korea yan, unless like me you are so intrigued with Bhutan na din thanks to the Princess and I, haha)

    1. Surprise na lang kung saang country Janelle hahaha Basta dahil Cebu Pacific eh Asia lang ako :D D ko pa keribells ang outside Asia eh

      My dream for our office and the entire company is to actually go paperlesssssss. As in! Kami ang dahilan kung bakit maraming punong namamatay :D

      Why are you sad? Sad pa din naman ako, yun lang medyo may panakip butas ako ngayon hahaha Hay buhay, balang araw sasaya at mawawala din ang mga problema natin. For now, hayaan natin ang problema na mamroblema sa atin

    2. I agree with Janelle hehe. The first country that came to my mind was Korea.

      With the load of happiness to look forward to, who cares about problems? Like everything that happened in our lives, this (or these) too shall pass, right?

  2. HE does love you...more than we can ever comprehend! :) Yay, for starting up jogging again. I am more of a walker. But, I dream of running a 5K or half marathon. Lol. I can't wait to find out where you are going! Travel is good for the soul. Oh, and you have been doing some serious work - look at those "babies." Uh, I mean papers. :)

  3. Hi Diane..thanks for your wonderful comment, i really appreciate it!=)
    buti ka pa back na sa fitness mode, 1 month na ako hindi nakakapagjogging, i dont feel fit anymore!haha take care Diane =)

  4. Positive blogging is something I have to remind myself to do. I know people want to hear inspirational things and this post was great. :) Yay for the booked travel plans. Enjoy your vacation, from your worklife, you deserve it!

  5. Good for you and getting out there jogging!
    ♥ Kyna

  6. Good for you Diane! It sounds like you're well on your way to accomplishing so many goals. Your project is nearing completion, you're running again, and you have another trip scheduled. Lots of good things heading your way:-)

  7. Hi Diane! If there's a package counter like that, I'll be in line too! You know that could be the basis for a story! Looks like a papemelroti journal! Hope to see the art you're going to do? Do you want to come to one of our crafternoons? I hold one for my friends, try to do it once a month. Next we are going to make an ATC. :^) Patsy from

    1. Hi Patsy! Thank you for the comment. Yes it's a Papemelroti journal :D Soon I will reveal my very amateur journal. I'll inform you when I'm done :) I would love to come in your crafternoons. Please tell me when and I'll check my schedule. Thank you so much for extending the invite. I really appreciate you visiting me

  8. I bet its singapore. Haha

  9. I love learning more about you and your life, my friend. And you've made some good changes lately! Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend!

  10. Sounds like you are keeping very busy with your life and work. It is exciting you have a new trip planned. I love to travel. Thanks for sharing,hope you have a great day.

  11. You are so truly are doing some wonderful things for yourself! :D I cannot wait to hear more about your trip! I have been working on my journal, too. Thanks for the shout out!!! You are the sweetest!


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