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Saturday, July 31, 2010

One day more

One day and one night more to Philippines for a two months vacation then off to US for another chapter in my life. Qatar has been good to me except for some issues that was beyond my control.

Goodbye to blogging for a little while until I settle to a new world. Right now, I am so busy packing everything for our flight tomorrow. My house is a real mess can't decide which one goes to trash and  which one into the boxes.

One last thing to do is go to the police station to have my car transfer to a new owner  and that's it, no more car. Goodbye my buddy, be good to your new family like you did to me. Mama's gonna miss you so much.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Baby Jon Angelo


Baby Jon Angelo

Please help him by buying  The Breathe Hope bracelet  for the purpose of raising funds  for the  purchase of a  mechanical ventilator/respirator or life support machine and other medical needs . You can send in cash too through a bank account made for him.

Visit baby jon angelo  for more details about  his condition and how you can help him.

Couples Talents

Couples Corner is talking about husband's and wife's different talent this week When it comes to talent I may say that I am not a talented person.I am just an average student .I don't know how to dance .I want to sing but the song does not like me.But one ting I am proud of  is my  ability, patience ,persistence and willingness to learn things if I want to.Is that consider a talent? I know I can cook  and hubby loves my cooking.I can sew clothes and do crocheting and cross-stitching well .In fact I got high grades in home economics in high school for these projects.And oh ,I can be a toolman too.I love to do this even when I was a little and now that I am married I do it alone instead of waitng for hubby who will take years before he can move his ass .

My hubby on the other hand is not as patient as me. He easily gets irritated. One talent I love from him is his being a good preacher in his own way.He is just too shy to stand in front of the culprit so he  just do it with anybody whom he can share the words of God with. His favorite topic is God and the Bible. He can talk  for hours about this subject .When son asks me about religion I always tells him to go ask daddy .He is pretty good in computers too .Thanks to him and my son for helping me out with computer queries.Don't ask about his singing and dancing talent coz he is as bad as me.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Poem for Me: A Perfect Friend


Let me share you a very nice poem made by a friend for me before I left Qatar for good.One of the best days of my life happened in that small but rich country. I met a lot of friends who not only considered me as a friend but as a  mother as well. The poem was posted at one of his blogs mga kathang isip ni kikoHow sweet of him and I really appreciate it. Thank you so much Kiko of  unnamedpsalmist, your favorite love songs, the Psalmist Sings .

Please Support his Entry to Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards by posting your comments on his blog and vote for his  kada-buwan ay pasko sa pamilyang OFW  entry.

A Perfect Friend

a perfect friend
you'll always be
no matter what others
judged about me

your kind and thoughtful heart
never changed from the start

a perfect friend
who's been there for me
in times of trouble
in moments of misery

your kind and thoughtful heart
never changed from the start

an ideal wife
and a mother of three (2+1 coming soon :)
the details you can read
in her blog and me

your kind and thoughtful heart
never changed from the start

for those who knows her so much
can really tell how she was loved
from seriousness to comedy
we love you multi-tasking lady

your kind and thoughtful heart
never changed from the start

even if you waived goodbye
our memory of you will never die
and when you're about to fly
please, please oh please do not cry

your kind and thoughtful heart
never changed from the start

This song/poem is dedicated to a perfect friend mami tatess

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Those were the days


.My Nostalgia entry for today is an old photo ,as in old and some of you might not be born yet when it  was taken. at my grandmother's front yard in one of my summer vacation at the province.  I was  like 14 or 15 years old only here.

If you notice skinny jeans are the fashion trend that time.And yes, I have  chicken legs as my husband fondly called .I grew up with a long black shinny hair and I still remember my mom always put  tight scrunchies on my hair  before I go to school during my elementary days. I just had it cut and styled  when I was in  high school for some trendy haircut.

Visit Nostalgia  for more stories that will make you reminisce  some of the past memories of your life.

Dogs Deserve Freedom Contest

   Dogs Deserve Freedom  is having a contest called  DDF Contest to Celebrate 200 Followers as a way of thanking the sites  Followers.

Prizes are:
First prize will be a 14 day ad on Adgitize
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Third prize will be 1000 EntreCard Credits

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4. Add yourself as a follower if you are not one already.

Contest will end on August 14, 2010!So hurry and join.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Rodliz’s Nest

It is Couples Corner   once again .This time we were talking about  hobbies ,expensive or not.Well, for me and hubby with 5 children to feed expensive hobbies are out of  our vocabulary .Our focused now is to save money  for our future life in the US and  our  little boys education.

For  6 years living in Qatar,we are happy  with just staying home together watching  some movies ,shopping once in a while and eat out whenever we want. Husband likes to go fishing but not here in Qatar so he just settle for  a fishing hobby whenever  he is on  a vacation with or without the kids.

Mine is  cooking and collecting cookbooks ,I have a whole bunch of cook books that I collected years back and a certificate and  a license  from TESDA for cooking and baking course.Take me to the bookstore and you know where to find me.

Monday, July 19, 2010

When Speaking In Filipino Becomes A Crime

By Gel Santos Relos


Kasalanan bang magsalita sa sariling wika kapag ikaw ay naninirahan na sa ibang bansa katulad ng America?

"Balitang America" reported on the case of four Filipino nurses who were fired from their jobs at a Baltimore hospital for allegedly speaking Tagalog during their lunch break. They insisted their rights were violated after Bon Secours Hospital terminated them. The Bon Secours Hospital imposed its English-only language rule last November, which covered only the emergency department, where the Filipino nurses worked.  Some hospitals impose this rule to protect patients.

However, these Kababayans said they did not get any warning and felt they had been singled out. One of them said  the termination was a bigger surprise because she worked at the human resources department as a secretary who is not at all involved with patient care.


Migrant Heritage Commission Executive Director Atty. Arnedo Valera  filed a discrimination complaint on behalf of the nurses before the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Valera argued  the hospital’s imposition of the English-only rule violates the nurses’ civil rights.  “There was no business necessity, no rational justification, no direct relationship between their speaking in Tagalog and the performance of their duties.  In fact, in almost all incidents cited, they did (speak Tagalog) not while they were performing their duties, but during their break time.”   

                 Bon secours

These nurses believe this sets a dangerous precedent for all foreign health care staff in US hospitals.  They seek the support of nurses groups as they pursue their discrimination complaint against Bon Secours Hospital.  “We got terminated because we were talking in our native language which is unfair to all Filipino nurses and I’m making an appeal to the nurses association that with this incident, I think we need to let them know that we didn’t harm any patient when we were talking in our native language.”

This case is a classic example of one of the struggles faced by Filipinos in America. We strive hard to assimilate into American culture and society but it seems there is that special place in our heart that is and will always be Filipino.

While we pride ourselves of  being one of the few immigrant communities who can effectively communicate bilingually in both English and our native language,  English just remains to be our second language. We still think in Filipino, and our brain just translates the thoughts from Filipino to English. This can really be a complicated process because sometimes, words and phrases in our native tongue do not have a direct translation in the English language.

Even the syntax, conjugation, and idioms are totally different, making our expression in English an even more challenging task. We sometimes even find ourselves blurting out some phrases in Filipino even when we are talking to Americans. I catch my self saying, “Di ba?”..or “Talaga?”, ”Sige”…among many other words and phrases! 

For some reasons, our tongue just seems to have a mind of its own when we are in the midst of our kababayans. The use of the Filipino language just seem to come out naturally and automatically. Maybe it is because it feels so liberating not to have to translate our thoughts from Filipino to English anymore. We need not worry about the right grammar, right pronunciation, right diction and inflection. Nakakapagod din!  
Secondly, it just feels better when we speak in Filipino when talking to our kababayans because we just can express our minds and feelings better. Masarap magsalita sa sariling wikang kinagisnan at kinasanayan na natin! Maybe this is also our way of connecting and re-connecting to our roots even when we are oceans away from the Philippines!

We are fully aware that when we decided to immigrate to and work in America, we have also implicitly agreed to the need and propriety to speak in English. This is America and English is her national language.In fact, this is one of the requirements to be imposed by the proposed Immigration Reform Bill---undocumented immigrants must learn how to speak in English or they lose the pathway to citizenship.  Hard as it may be for many of us, we just have to learn how to write and speak in English in order to be more productive residents and citizens of our adoptive country.

This is just basic courtesy for other non-Filipino speaking people whom we do not want to alienate when we are so deeply into our own world as we speak in our native tongue. We ourselves feel “lost” when we approach a group in our workplace or community organization they just continue speaking in their own language or dialect despite our presence, making us think “Ako ba ang pinag-uusapan nitong mga taong ito?”.

        Nurse at work

This just breeds paranoia and fosters distrust among different sub-groups and cultures. Even as America is “land of the free”, a melting pot of culture where diversity is respected, it is still important that we all communicate in  one language that will help us better understand each other and "unify us all as one America".


We know in our hearts our compassionate, efficient nurses meant well. Rightfully so,  a Maryland labor department judge has sided with the rationale of their argument when he ruled in favor of the Filipina nurse who was denied unemployment benefits because Bon Secours stated she was dismissed for grave misconduct.  

Administrative Judge Stuart Breslow declared, “Her actions were not intended to deliberately violate the directive, but were merely an inadvertent action on her part to greet and talk to a fellow employee in their native tongue. At no time during these encounters did any discussion about a patient take place and no patient was placed at risk as a result of her actions”.  

Judge Breslow ruled that the Employer has a right to expect that its employees will follow its policies and directives. However, he pointed out that while failure to abide by the directive may be considered misconduct, the one instance where the Claimant discussed a patient with another employee in her native language and the other incidents of inadvertently greeting an employee in her native language are not found to be a deliberate and willful disregard of standards that the Employer had the right to expect.

The four Filipina nurses’ lawyer Atty. Valera said they plan to introduce the Maryland administrative court’s ruling as additional evidence in the discrimination complaint they filed last month before the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
This case is but one of the many glaring examples of how Filipinos struggle and strive hard to blend in, get acculturated to their adopted country, while deep inside, their heart (and their tongue) cries,  “Aray! Pinoy pa rin ako—sa isip, sa salita at sa gawa!”.   


Friday, July 16, 2010

Amusement Rides

My son grew up without  me beside him. I left him when he was only 4 months old to work overseas. That is why I  missed a lot of things of his growing up years  including his first amusement rides. My only  connection with him was  through pictures that my sister sends me regularly and a yearly vacation.

My eldest  with his cousins when he was only 2 years old. Both my nieces are now in college, how time flies so fast .
At Enchanted Kingdom as part of his 7th birthday celebration. Me and hubby was there to celebrate his very special day.

This is his first amusement rides at Jungle Zone, Qatar.After more than 7 years, I finally got my son.

He was 10 years old here with some Arab children  bumping cars with each others.

See  more Nostalgia  and   Mommy Moments entries

When we were sick

I am late for my couples corner entry for this week  not because I forgot about it but  for the past few days I don't feel like writing anything.  So this morning I tried again and took me hours to think of what to write about me and hubby being sick.

I hate being sick but I guess I can't get away with it anymore. My both side of the family has asthma  and my grand parents passed it on to me. So hubby makes sure that I always have my medicine with me wherever I go. During  one of our summer vacation to US he brought me to a doctor and asked for a one year prescription of singulair tablets and a discus. I also have a ventolin inhaler always ready  under my pillow and purse just in case I feel difficulty in breathing while sleeping.  But the best medicine is his hugs and kisses whenever I am sick. He always comes home every time I call him at work to take me  to the doctor.

Hubby is not a sickly person  and when he is and I ask  him how he is,  his usual answer is "don't worry ,I can leave for now".

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Sweet Home Alabama

 Tuesday Couch Potato theme for this week is about Chick Flick movies..It's usually  filmed for female audience  who loves to watch  movies based on relationship.Movies that  touched our hearts and  made us feel different emotions after watching it. I actually like love stories with happy ending just like Sweet Home Alabama by  Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas.

Sophisticated Melanie Carmichael, a rising New York clothing designer suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But this is no fairy tale romance for Melanie. She has skeletons in her fashion-filled closet that include Jake - the backwoods husband she married in high school who refuses to divorce her. Determined to end their marriage and sever all ties with her past once and for all, Melanie returns to Alabama. But home starts to tug at her heartstrings, and what she thought she wanted may not be what she wants at all. Written by Anonymous

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Our life In Qatar- School Time

School day is over and my son is now enjoying his summer vacation playing Nintendo Ds games and surfing the net.He will be in Grade 6 next school year in the US with new school and classmates.I hope he'll get use with  the new environment schoolmates and friends.

I took this picture one foggy morning outside the school .He hates picture taking or probably just shy that his mommy was asking him to pose  for a while with some students and classmates around.The school is just a few block away from the house but it is safer if I drive him to school before I go to work.

Another foggy and cold morning .My son was wearing his P E uniform with a back pack and a plastic envelope for some of his school stuff.He was using an old  but very durable backpack ,if I am not mistaken ,I bought it from  Walmart  in 2005 as his travel bag. I actually got  him a stroller bag for the  school year but he didn't like it and ask me if he can use the old back pack instead.

For our mommy moments,this picture was taken 3 years back before we  go to work and school.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Photo ID


My nostalgia for this week is my bunso's first studio photo.It was taken when he was only 3 weeks old needed for his US passport application and Qatari ID.

The second ID picture was taken a year after, supposed to be for his Qatari  Residence ID but I found out later that his residence ID  is valid for 2 years so there is no need for a new identification card yet.

Join us at Nostalgia  every thursday. Post anything that reminds you of a place, somebody, or something such as Old pictures, souvenir from friends, family, or place that you visited, experience or story.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Husband is in Charge of the Kids!

When  I was still working before my bunso was born, I have  nights duty from 4 pm till 10 pm twice a week, my husband always takes care of kuya (eldest). He did pretty good job though, I always make sure to have the food ready before I go to work so all they need is  to heat the food in the microwave. Both of them go to  bed at 7 pm so I don't worry for my son not getting enough sleep while I'm working. I don't mind the house, I don't expect him to do the cleaning and dish washing because he too is tired from work.

When my bunso was born, I quit my job to  personally take care of him. Whenever I am  out for an hour or more,  hubby is in charge of the children  and he don't mind it but I feel sorry for my baby every time I go back home. He was crying a lot looking for me and was pissed off with his daddy. So when he was a little older, I always make sure to take him with me as much as possible and let  hubby alone in the house watching his favorite movies or tv shows while waiting for us to come home.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I love your Blog Award

Thank you  ladymishel of  A Heart Full of Love  for giving me "I Love your Blog award".I am truly happy to received this.

These are the rules: 
 1.Post the award on your blog  
2.Link the person who has given you the award  
3.Pass the award to other 15 blogs you've discovered 
4.Let these 15 people know that you've given them an award.

I pass it on  to my top commentators and friends:
 1. chubskulit 
 2. Mommy Liz
 3. MelCole
 4. charmie
 5. Willa
 6. Clarissa
 7.  Vernz
 8. Manang Kim
 9. AC
10. niko
11. lina
12. Cecile
13. dhemz
14.  kiko
15. Jake




Monday, July 5, 2010

Closer You and I - Gino Padilla

I love this song, it feels like love is always in the air.

Hey, there's a look in your eyes
Must be love at first sight
You were just part of a dream
Nothing more so it seemed
But my love couldn't wait much longer
Just can't forget the picture of your smile
'Coz everytime I close my eyes
You come alive

The closer I get to touching you
The closer I get to loving you
Give it a time
Just a little more time
We'll be together
Every little smile
That special smile
The twinkle in your eye
In a little while
Give it a time
Just a little more time
So we can get closer
You and I

Then could I love you more
So much stronger than before
Why does it seem like a dream
So much more so it seems
I guess I found my inspiration
With just one smile, you take my breath away
So hold me close
And say you'll stay with me now

The closer I get to touching you
The closer I get to loving you
Give it a time
Just a little more time
We'll be together
Every little smile
That special smile
The twinkle in your eye
In a little while
Give it a time
Just a little more time
So we can get closer
You and I

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The 15th Philippine President Inaugural Speech

His Excellency Jose Ramos Horta, Former President Fidel V. Ramos, Former President Joseph Estrada, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and members of the Senate, House Speaker Prospero Nograles and members of the House, justices of the Supreme Court, members of the foreign delegations,Your Excellencies of the diplomatic corps, fellow colleagues in government, aking mga kababayan.
My presence here today is proof that you are my true strength. I never expected that I will be here taking my oath of office before you, as your president. I never imagined that I would be tasked with continuing the mission of my parents. I never entertained the ambition to be the symbol of hope, and to inherit the problems of our nation.
I had a simple goal in life: to be true to my parents and our country as an honorable son, a caring brother, and a good citizen.
My father offered his life so our democracy could live. My mother devoted her life to nurturing that democracy. I will dedicate my life to making our democracy reach its fullest potential: that of ensuring equality for all. My family has sacrificed much and I am willing to do this again if necessary.
Although I was born to famous parents, I know and feel the problems of ordinary citizens. We all know what it is like to have a government that plays deaf and dumb. We know what it is like to be denied justice, to be ignored by those in whom we placed our trust and tasked to become our advocates.
Have you ever been ignored by the very government you helped put in power? I have. Have you had to endure being rudely shoved aside by the siren-blaring escorts of those who love to display their position and power over you? I have, too. Have you experienced exasperation and anger at a government that instead of serving you, needs to be endured by you? So have I.
I am like you. Many of our countrymen have already voted with their feet - migrating to other countries in search of change or tranquility. They have endured hardship, risked their lives because they believe that compared to their current state here, there is more hope for them in another country, no matter how bleak it may be. In moments when I thought of only my own welfare, I also wondered - is it possible that I can find the peace and quiet that I crave in another country? Is our government beyond redemption? Has it been written that the Filipino’s lot is merely to suffer?
Today marks the end of a regime indifferent to the appeals of the people. It is not Noynoy who found a way. You are the reason why the silent suffering of the nation is about to end. This is the beginning of my burden, but if many of us will bear the cross we will lift it, no matter how heavy it is.
Through good governance in the coming years, we will lessen our problems. The destiny of the Filipino will return to its rightful place, and as each year passes, the Filipino’s problems will continue to lessen with the assurance of progress in their lives.
We are here to serve and not to lord over you. The mandate given to me was one of change. I accept your marching orders to transform our government from one that is self-serving to one that works for the welfare of the nation.
This mandate is the social contract that we agreed upon. It is the promise I made during the campaign, which you accepted on election day.
During the campaign we said, “If no one is corrupt, no one will be poor.” That is no mere slogan for posters -- it is the defining principle that will serve as the foundation of our administration.
Our foremost duty is to lift the nation from poverty through honest and effective governance.
The first step is to have leaders who are ethical, honest, and true public servants. I will set the example. I will strive to be a good model. I will not break the trust you have placed in me. I will ensure that this, too, will be the advocacy of my Cabinet and those who will join our government.
I do not believe that all of those who serve in our government are corrupt. In truth, the majority of them are honest. They joined government to serve and do good. Starting today, they will have the opportunity to show that they have what it takes. I am counting on them to help fight corruption within the bureaucracy.
To those who have been put in positions by unlawful means, this is my warning: we will begin earning back the trust of our people by reviewing midnight appointments. Let this serve as a warning to those who intend to continue the crooked ways that have become the norm for too long.
To our impoverished countrymen, starting today, your government will be your champion.
We will not disregard the needs of our students. We will begin by addressing the glaring shortage in classrooms and educational facilities.
Gradually, we will lessen the lack of infrastructures for transportation, tourism and trade. From now on, mediocre work will not be good enough when it comes to roads, bridges, and buildings because we will hold contractors responsible for maintaining their projects in good condition.
We will revive the emergency employment program established by former President Corazon Aquino. This will provide jobs for local communities and will help in the development of their and our economy.
We will not be the cause of your suffering or hardship. We will strengthen collections by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and we will fight corruption in the Bureau of Customs in order to fund our objectives for the public welfare, such as:
· Quality education, including vocational education, so that those who choose not to attend college or those who cannot afford it can find dignified livelihood;
· Improved public health services such as PhilHealth for all within three years;
· A home for every family, within safe communities.
We will strengthen the armed forces and the police, not to serve the interests of those who want to wield power with impunity, but to give added protection for ordinary folk. The armed forces and the police risk their lives daily so that the nation can live in peace and security. The population has doubled and yet their numbers remain unchanged. It is not right that those who make sacrifices are treated pitifully.
If there was a fertilizer scam in the past, today there will be security for farmers. We will help them with irrigation, extension services, and marketing their products at the best possible prices.
We are directing Secretary Alcala to set up trading centers that will directly link farmers and consumers thereby eliminating middlemen and opportunities for corruption. In this way, funds can be shared by farmers and consumers. We will make our country attractive to investors. We will cut red tape dramatically and implement stable economic policies. We will level the playing field for investors and make government an enabler, not a hindrance to business. This is the only means by which we can provide jobs for our people.
Our goal is to create jobs at home so that there will be no need to look for employment abroad. However, as we work towards that end, I am ordering the DFA, POEA, OWWA, and other relevant agencies to be even more responsive to the needs and welfare of our overseas Filipino workers.
We will strengthen the process of consultation and feedback. We will strive to uphold the constitutional right of citizens to information on matters of public concern.
We relived the spirit of people power during the campaign. Let it take us to good and effective governance. Those who believe in people power put the welfare of others before their own.
I can forgive those who did me wrong but I have no right to forgive those who abused our people.
To those who talk about reconciliation, if they mean that they would like us to simply forget about the wrongs that they have committed in the past, we have this to say: there can be no reconciliation without justice. When we allow crimes to go unpunished, we give consent to their occurring over and over again. Secretary de Lima, you have your marching orders. Begin the process of providing true and complete justice for all.
We are also happy to inform you the acceptance of Chief Justice Hilario Davide of the challenge of strengthening and heading a Truth Commission that will shed light on many unanswered issues that continue to haunt our country.
My government will be sincere in dealing with all the peoples of Mindanao. We are committed to a peaceful and just settlement of conflict, inclusive of the interests of all -- may they be Lumads, Bangsamoro or Christian.
We shalI defeat the enemy by wielding the tools of justice, social reform, and equitable governance leading to a better life. With proper governance life will improve for all. When we are all living well, who will want to go back to living under oppression?
If I have all of you by my side, we will be able to build a nation in which there will be equality of opportunity, because each of us fulfilled our duties and responsibilities equally.
After the elections, you proved that it is the people who wield power in this country.
This is what democracy means. It is the foundation of our unity. We campaigned for change. Because of this, the Filipino stands tall once more. We are all part of a nation that can begin to dream again.
To our friends and neighbors around the world, we are ready to take our place as a reliable member of the community of nations, a nation serious about its commitments and which harmonizes its national interests with its international responsibilities.
We will be a predictable and consistent place for investment, a nation where everyone will say, “it all works.”
Today, I am inviting you to pledge to yourselves and to our people. No one shall be left behind.
No more junkets, no more senseless spending. No more turning back on pledges made during the campaign, whether today or in the coming challenges that will confront us over the next six years. No more influence-peddling, no more patronage politics, no more stealing. No more sirens, no more short cuts, no more bribes. It is time for us to work together once more.
We are here today because we stood together and believed in hope. We had no resources to campaign other than our common faith in the inherent goodness of the Filipino.
The people who are behind us dared to dream. Today, the dream starts to become a reality. To those among you who are still undecided about sharing the common burden I have only one question: Are you going to quit now that we have won?
You are the boss so I cannot ignore your orders. We will design and implement an interaction and feedback mechanism that can effectively respond to your needs and aspirations.
You are the ones who brought me here - our volunteers - old, young, celebrity, ordinary folks who went around the country to campaign for change; my household help who provided for all my personal needs; my family, friends, colleagues at work, who shared, cared, and gave their support; my lawyers who stayed all hours to guard my votes and make sure they were counted; and the millions of Filipinos who prevailed, kept faith, and never lost hope - I offer my heartfelt gratitude.
I will not be able to face my parents and you who have brought me here if do not fulfill the promises I made.
My parents sought nothing less, died for nothing less, than democracy and peace. I am blessed by this legacy. I shall carry the torch forward.
My hope is that when I leave office, everyone can say that we have traveled far on the right path, and that we are able to bequeath a better future to the next generation. Join me in continuing this fight for change.
Thank you and long live the Filipino people!

June Top Commentators

  I would like to thank all of you for keep visiting and commenting at my site especially the Top Ten on the list.I really appreciate all of your effort to drop by here.

 1.  chebskulit /Rose of   Obstacles and Glories, Nostalgic Marvelin , Etcetera Etcetera, Spice Up your Life
2.  Mommy Liz  of  Pinay "Blogger" Sa Amrica, Rodliz Nezt, This is My Life, My HOME, KITCHEN GARDEN 
3. By MelCole of PA of  Hearts Content of a Mama, LOVE HOMEGROW GARDEN, Seasons and Seasonings, Arty Bluejay.
4. charmie of  A Journey of Life, Secrets Behind Me, Love Is In The Air, Pinoy Life Abroad
5. Willa of  Food Trip Friday, Fickle Minded
6. Clarissa of  Kizuna
7.  Vernz  of  On This Side Of Town  , Anything Davao, Some Things are Free, Table For Five, Woman's elan vital
8. Manang Kim of My Photography in Focus, my pride and joy, MY LIFES JOURNEY IN FOCUS,A Sophistcated Wife & a Diva, @my table top
9. AC of  Come Dine In, Happy Home Working, My HOME,KITCHEN and GARDEN, Cheeky Munchkins
10. niko of  Girls Rule!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Busy Day

It was a busy day for us today. We started packing things to ship to the US and we're not done yet. Tomorrow is gonna be another busy day. I will run some errand and might start to pack things that will go to the Philippines by afternoon. Qatar has been my home for 7 years.

I came here on July 2003 to work in a big hospital. Nine months later, I met hubby, It was a whirlwind romance and we got married after two months. After 2 years of being together, the next step  was to got my eldest  son from the Philippines. My youngest (bunso) was born after 4 years of marriage and now he is 2 years old.  I am gonna miss this place and all of my Filipino friends.

Anyway, I got these lovely  flower delivery e mail from a good friend of mine today. How sweet of her.
Thank you my friend for being a part of my life.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Philippine President and The Pampanga Representative

Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III   already took his oath as the new Philippine president  on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. During his campaign, he vowed to eradicate corrupt practices that triggered several scandals during the Arroyo administration. As a President he intends to start with Arroyo's last minute appointment.

His first memorandum was issued on Wednesday noon declaring all non-career executive service positions vacant as of June 30, 2010 and extending the services of contractual employees until July 31. Guess he is starting to get rid  of  all of Gloria's traces in his government. And up to what extent could he do it? Hope that his new appointees and hired government employees is better than before as he promised to eliminate  graft and corruption under his leadership.

Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is so eager to  begin her first day as a lawmaker by attempting to resurrect  the Charter change together with her son, Camarines Sur Representative Diosdado Arroyo. Well this is not a surprise anymore  because that was obviously the main reason why she decided to run on a lower position. And she was successful on her attempt, the Pampanga people still voted for her on a landslide. Filipino people really never learned from the past mistakes. I don't know if they still  used their head when voting or not.

The last laugh will still be hers once she wins in her battle of changing  the system of government to one ruled by a Prime Minister rather than a President.So watch out P Noy and get your brain move or else you will end up with nothing but your cigarettes.

Ah!Philippine politic is getting excited everyday. Looks like Glo's CHA CHA is all getting into Noy's nerve as early as now.