Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas...


Each year I get even busier during Christmas. This year was probably the worst, so far. I was only able to put up the Christmas tree this week. The children were wondering if we were ever going to put up a tree. The office was hectic with the year-end rush and I still had no gifts for everyone, to top it all up - I got sick. In the back of my mind I was thinking...can i possibly skip Christmas this year?


It was blasphemy of course! As soon as I said it I was remorseful. How can I even think of skipping the most important occassion of all time. The birth of Jesus.


My husband and I braved the stores and somehow finished all our shoppings! It was hellish! But the look on my children's faces as we finally put up the tree was priceless! It was as if, Christmas has finally began for them. And I was struck by the big responsibility I had in delivering to them Christmas each year. and just like that i was bitten by the Christmas bug! i was singing the carols, i was happily wrapping gifts, cleaning house and today, on Christmas eve, cook up a Christmas feast.


Don't worry bout the Christmas blues, it will go away. Let your heart be filled with the warmth of love and the gift of giving.


Happy Christmas!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Missing the City

Just this evening I realized that no matter how nice the setting was, if you are missing some people in your life, it just doesn't quite matter if you were somewhere nice if you were without them.

My husband and I, were sprawled in 2 hammocks with the view of the beach at sunset and boy it was spectacular. It looked like something someone painted in canvass and it's sooo breathtaking. And it was at that moment that i was suddenly hit by...homesickness. terrible right? I was in the middle of the most sought-after beach in the Philippines and all i could think about is my rowdy bedroom, my kids fighting over the remote control, my husband reading the newspaper and yours truly watching at the sidelines as each event unfolds.

unbelievable? yes. but i do miss my kids. terribly. it probably started because of the family in the next cabana looked very happy. the boy was always looking for his mommy wherever she goes, he wants to be right next to her. and suddenly i miss my kids =( i miss my routine, i miss my hectic life in the city, i miss my bed, i miss the irritating sound of the jeepneys and tricycles on the road across my house. i wanted to go home=( and i cannot last the day without knowing what time it was. it was quite pathetic, really.

i was not really surprised, actually i gave myself one night before i started to miss the kids but as soon as i arrived at the airport i was missing them already. i do call them often enough during the day but seeing them and feeling their arms around me makes a lot of difference. tomorrow i'll see them already, but in the meatime, i guess i better store up memories of my alone-time with my hubby.

next time we will definitely take the kids. one thing i am sure of? is that there WILL be a next time! this place is soooo beautiful.

right before me is a view, i will surely want to conjure up, when i am busy with my hectic life. my kids, yes i do miss them. a whole lot. but these moments with my husband, i will treasure in my heart for all times =)

Destination...Paradise


My husband was assigned to go to Boracay to orient beach resorts and talk to marketing people from one of the leading airlines in the place. He asked me if i could, you know, come with him on the trip. Normally, I would have declined. I hate leaving the kids behind. But Boracay! For petesakes, what was i thinking about. i just had to go!

At first it was only supposed to be an overnight thingy now its 3 days 2 nights. How can i refuse? After listing down things for my yaya to remember and had a talk with my kids that mom and dad had to be away just for awhile. I was sooooo excited about the trip. I bought swim wear and beach things for the trip and i couldn't wait.

The short trip to Boracay was uneventful. But when I saw the beach, i immediately fell in love. the white powdery sand, the crystal blue waters, the cool weather, it was unbelievable! i just had to have a dip in the water. after a quick change, we were immersed in the cool waters. ahhhh, paradise. catch you later guys =)