Business As Usual

I currently have two businesses. One is for my dance classes and the other is a multi-level marketing venture on prepaid load. Both are not doing as well as I hoped. On my dance classes, I realized that I need to invest on Leaflet Delivery and distribution. I’m practically unknown here in my hometown when it comes to teaching dance. So now, I’m searching for the best place that can give me reasonable pricing for leaflets.

The other business requires me to give presentations to new prospects. Unfortunately, my time is all topsy-turvy. I have the graveyard shift and I need sleep to cope up with my daughter who’s awake during the day. Ah yah, good luck to me. So sacrifices have to be made.

Despite all of these, I am grateful that I still have my health, a new job I’m slowly getting the hang of and I have time for the best thing that ever happened to me, my daughter Heaven.

Thank you, Lord for everything!

Taking a break

The last two weeks, I took a break from everything and just decided to go bumming. I stocked up on NCIS and simply danced and played with my daughter.

It was nice.

My bestfriend arrived yesterday and that made it even better.

I’m feeling refreshed and lazy at the same time. And I’m looking forward to get back to work.

Need to earn a lot for my September trip.

The best present was to learn that my sister Anna is now in complete remission from her cancer. This is the bestest news ever! Thank you, Lord!

Comedic Relief

The past few days has been hectic for me. With online work, dance classes, dance lessons and a new business venture, I was stressed.

The only relief I got were to watch online videos of comedians. Their silly antics just made my day. Laughing at least once a day for the sake of laughing is one advice anyone should take.

Of course, live comedy shows are even better. Ticketamerica.com has comedy tickets for all of your favorite shows like Anthony Cools, the legendary Bill Cosby and Bill Engval comedy seating. It is an online portal where you can get anthony cools tickets, bill engval tickets and bill cosby tickets.

To share, here’s a video of a local comedian who just made me realize that songs by Bruno Mars are not so different from songs by Filipino artists.

Time For Me

 

I don’t get to blog as often as I want already. Ultimately, I have only myself to blame. I get sidetracked when I have my TV series mode on.

I recently bought Fringe Season 3, Smallville Season 10, Supernatural Season 6, House Season 7, Leverage Season 2 and the Vampire Diaries Season 2. I just had to go on “marathon mode” on them.

On my off time, I have laundry, Heaven, dance and then work.

I also got recently interviewed for a job I want to have. I still have two more interviews to go. I pray that God will grant me this opportunity to get back into the corporate world and save up for Heaven’s future.

This is basically a short break on my working time. Just a short reprieve to refresh my zest to write.

Have a great day, world!

P.S.

> Epcalm, Sure! Go ahead and post the article on my sister. The more people know about her, the better. Thank you!!!

How I Met Your Mother Season 6 Finale

It has been ages since I wrote here. I’m up to my neck with work and frankly, lost the time to just blog. Anyhow, I already finished the season 6 of one of my fave tv series since Friends, How I Met Your Mother.

The final episode was a true cliffhanger. I always loved the Robin-Barney tandem. I find them amazing together. I didn’t like Nora so much. Maybe because she’s too perfect for Barney.

Anyhow, I wish that Barney ends up with Robin.

I’m also looking forward to Lily and Marshall’s baby. Plus Ted‘s finally introducing THE mother on Season 7. Well, I do hope so although I read somewhere that the final season will be Season 8.

Are you a fan of HIMYM, too?

Give Hope for ALL

 My sister Anna, finally succumbed to have chemotherapy as treatment for her ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). I prayed really hard that she will have a successful administration of meds and God answered my prayers. The one thing I fervently asked was for her not to experience any side effects of the chemotherapy.

God is truly great because my sister finished her therapy and with God’s grace, she didn’t throw up or got nauseated. She only got hungry. I’m so relieved.

For this month, her treatment will be weekly and then later on, it will become monthly. To help sustain the costs of her hospitalization and medicines, we are selling raffle tickets at 100 pesos only. The proceeds will be for my sister’s ongoing treatment.

 

I hope that you can share whatever amount for her. If you’re located in Manila, you can buy the tickets from my sister Anna. I will be updating this post on the exact contact details.

Thank you and may God return your generosity a hundred times over.

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When Death is at Your Door

The sister of my grandmother, Mommy Bic (as we fondly call her), passed away at dawn today.

Mommy Bic was like my second grandmother here in CDO. I grew up going over her house, watching Sound of Music on their Betamax, eating iced Milo with condensed milk in her kitchen and playing Aerofighters in her home. Her husband, Daddy Lee, was a simple man with a huge heart. He had a booming voice that makes me think of a general (even though he was not one). He made it a rule that we speak only English in his home and this one rule pervailed throughout my childhood. We all followed it so you can hear us playing patintero or hide and seek in English.

Mee-mee is also a tower of strength for our family. She was always present during times when death was at my family’s door. We all look up to her in so many ways. She kept her slender figure and she was always kind to everyone. She makes it a point that in everything she does, you are made comfortable in her presence.

The last time I was with her was on my birthday. We took pictures of her Christmas trees and belen. Heaven loved being around her as much as I did. She is not one to hold back compliments. She will always tell you how good you looked and how much she liked that you came to visit.

I miss her. We all do. Saying goodbye to someone who meant so much to you is really difficult. Letting go of them is a painful experience. However, the reality of it all is that she’s now in a better place. Most likely, happier than she has ever been because she’s with her love, Daddy Lee and all her sisters in heaven.

For a life lived well, thank you for everything, Mommy Bic.

Share the Love!

 

 Ever since my sister Anna was diagnosed with ALL, I have been quite conscious that there’s not much spotlight on this aggressive condition. EPCALM or the Erwin Piedad Cabanag Adult Leukemia Memorial is only one of the few non-profit organizations that caters to adult leukemia patients.

 

I’m writing about them because I would like to seek for your assistance in any way possible. Feel free to visit EPCALM’s website or add them on Facebook.

We have also contacted them and forwarded my sister’s case. We sought their assistance against this fight for my sister’s condition. I’ll update my blog soon when the article about Anna comes out. For the meantime, here is Arlene’s story. Please extend your help to her as well.

May God bless you!

Love in Thai and anime

It has been quite a whole since I last watched anime. My interest in it began almost around the time I started blogging back in 2003.

Anyhow, I recently finished watching this cute, feel-good anime titled Kimi Ni Todoke. It’s about a misunderstood girl named Sawako. All she ever wanted was to fit in but due to the famous movie, The Ring, her name becomes Sadako and her average Japanese look of long black hair and fair skin becomes scary to the eyes of everyone in her school. This all changed when she began to gain friends and then later on, fall in love with a popular boy named Kazehaya.

The series ended with a date between the two young lovers and I’m looking forward to its Season 2 which is currently being shown.

Similar to the anime, is this movie I watched yesterday at MJ’s place. It was a Thai film titled A Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Super cute and sweet. A nice coming of age (without sex, drugs or alcohol), romantic movie that portrays how puppy love can blossom into true love that passes the test of time. I highly recommend it! Here’s a teaser below.

Upcoming anime to watch is Lovely Complex or LoveCom. It’s a story about a tall girl and her short boyfriend. Can’t wait! 🙂