Monday, May 16, 2016

House Update

Actually, “lot update”  as  there is still no house in our tiny lot but declaring by faith that someday soon our dream house will rise up there. So I was actually looking for some interior designs including flooring (which brought me to Philadelphia epoxy flooring), wall designs and paint colors. Oh how exciting it is to build your own house, choose your designs and all those things you want but the thing is we still do not have the budget.

We are still paying for the tiny lot, we are now on our 4th year. Yey! The developer said we can actually build now as we are done with the 20% payment , how I wish we could do it now but we still have to wait and save and save and save.

Honestly, there were times (often times) that I thought of giving it up, you know sell the lot and use the money to repair my parent’s old house in the province, sometimes I get tired of that monthly pay that eats up a lot of our monthly salary. BUT I remind myself, that this is investment (true, because price of lot in that area has gone up since we acquired ours) and that this is where we will spend our retirement years, that this is where we will make more memories as husband and wife. So yeah, I am sticking to the plan, pay the lot, save up for the house.

Only if money is not an issue, I’ll start building now. I will choose minimalist design, a small garden, a trellis on the veranda, a very nice kitchen, a white toilet and bath with bath tub. It is nice to imagine all the things that you want no? I just hope that imagining will keep me and my husband inspired so we can really save up and eventually see that thought in reality.


This picture was taken during the youth mission camp, honestly it was very tiring for me and my husband but I am humbled by his relentless passion in serving the Lord through music, he led the worship for 4 days straight for all morning and afternoon sessions but he did not complain a bit.

When we got back to Manila, we immediately went back to work, no time to rest for both of us, I grumbled for not being able to at least rest but he did not. And guess what? He bought me my very own mini Ipad as his wedding anniversary gift. I was surprised and I was happy. I am so thankful I have the  kindest husband ever.

Now I wish I could also give him a gift, maybe something from dean guitars or something that he needs for his recording studio. Saving up for that now. Will make sure he'll be surprise also.


Better late than never :)

We're one week late in celebrating Mother's day but as I have said, it's better late than never. 

My heart is breaking to see Nanay so different from her old self, you know after that very unfortunate accident, she might have recovered physically but I guess it triggered the onset of Alzheimer/Dementia. She is now being repetitive, asking the same questions over and over again and she's counting the days literally. Sigh. 

But still, am thankful that she is in high spirits, happy and physically strong. She washes her own clothes, cooks her food and she is still able to clean our old house. I am also grateful that she finally agreed to come with us here in Manila and spend some time here with my siblings.

She didn't know we were coming home last Saturday and she's more than happy to see us.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The heat is still on!

It's already May but the temperature is not subsiding, not yet. For the past years (before climate change happened) rains starts to come during month of May, but not this year. El Nino hit us hard I must say.

Last night, I was totally deprived of a good sleep because of the heat. I did not watch the news so I don't know what the heat index is but I think it is one for the record.  I never really get jealous of those who sleep in the comfort of an air conditioning unit (maybe installed by Columbus Air Conditioning in their room but last night I really wish I was one of them. I was up at one in the morning and I wanted to go down and take a bath because I am sweating in the middle of the night with 2 electric fans on!

We were also in Davao few weeks ago for the youth camp and honestly I did not tire of the works and all but I was tired because of the heat! One of our staff even got sick.

I really wish for this summer season to be over soon. Like how I also fervently wish for the election to be over, glad that it’s done now and we now have a new President elect. This election (actually the campaign period) is one of the most divisive we had, I unfollowed a lot of people in facebook because of the very offensive, negative, political posts. And mind you, some are still posting negative, bitter, hatred posts even if the election is now over. I, in return posted “think before you click” kinda posts.

Anyways, back to the heat index, I don’t know if tonight will be different, I hope it is not that bad and that I will now wish for an air conditioning unit tonight. I hope I can sleep better. Wish me well.