Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 Travel Highlights

God's been so faithful to us financially...and we are forever grateful for allowing us to experienced going from one place to another and just enjoying the magic moments with each other :-)

February - Mt. Pulag
March -
Coron
Batanes
 Thailand
Cambodia
April - Puerto Galera

May -
Lucban Quezon
South Africa
October/November -
Cagayan de Oro
Iligan City-Maria Cristina Falls
Bukidnon
December -
Cambodia
Vietnam
Baler
what's next this 2014? stay tuned :-)


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Just For Today. Just For 2014

Just for today, i will live through this day only.
i will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once.
i know that i can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if i have to keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today, i will be happy.
i will not dwell on thoughts that depress me, realizing that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
if my minds fills with clouds, i will chase them away and fill it with sunshine.

Just for today, i will accept what is.
i will face reality. i will correct those things i can correct and accept those i cannot, with grace and peace.

Just for today, i will find things to smile and be happy about in a less-than perfect day.
there is a good side to most people, situations and experiences - and i will make sure to find it.
if i can have enough instances, of two-minutes, two days or two weeks of happiness, then my year will be a happy one.

Just for today, i will improve my mind.
i will read something that requires effort, thoughts, consentration. i will not be a mental loafer.

Just for today, i will make an conscious effort to be aggreable.
i will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and ill not speak ill of others.
i will improve my appearance, speak softly and not interrupt when someone else is talking.

Just for today, i will refrain from improving anybody but myself.

Just for today, i will do something positive to improve my health.
if i am overweight, i will eat healthfully - if only just for today. and not only that, i will get of the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it's only around the block.

Just for today, i will give my best effort to everything i am suppose to do.
these may not be cures for cancer or literature worthy of a Noble prize, but it will ensure that i will be able to sleep well at night with the knowledge of a day's work well done.

Just for today, i will have a plan, i may not follow it exactly, but i will have it. it will eliminate two pests , hurrying and indecision.

Just for today, i will have a quiet half hour all by myself and relax. in this half hour i will try to get a little more perspective into my life.

Just for today, i will enjoy what is beautiful and appreciate what is around me. i will remember that as i give to the universe, the universe will give back to me.

Just for today, i will find time to communicate with God, by reading the Bible every day and reflect on it.

may we all have a blessed year ahead :-)

Cambodia Hot Air Balloon Crash Accident Part 4

ever wonder what happened to some of our companions who are critical?
Mico underwent an operation too, and still on a recovery period...


and Tita Ofelia too...









both of them are more serious than me but in their faces, you see how strong they are...i must admit, for a little while, i have this depressing moment that includes blaming my husband for tagging me along in that ride of my life...but you see, God convicted and impressed in my heart, that He is faithful in His promise of protecting us, and everything...oh, how little faith i have during that painful period. Truly, apart from God, i am nothing!

Cambodia Hot Air Balloon Crash Accident Part 3

continuation...
after 3 more days in Siem Reap, we headed back to Manila...seen here are the staff of the hot air balloon operator who are so helpful and kind in everything...

 Jet was supposed to stay still in the hospital, but when he learned that we are leaving that night at 10 pm, he asked his doctor to released him so he can be with us going back, thank God he was allowed :-)

after the Holy Week, i was admitted here for operation...





more doctors are coming and checking me up before the operation...
my anesthesiologist, Dra. Alex was so brilliant in her profession aside form the extra tender loving care she extends to me :-)

i'm ready...




operation lasted for 7 hours...why? this is my x-ray before the operation...
they found out that my bones are disconnected and can't be tangle by mere braces...
so, my doctor decided to open the wound and fixed it inside...
trying very hard to put together the pieces of bones by putting a plate and a single brace...
and the end result...




during my confinement, i don't allow visitors...except a few who sneaked while i'm sleeping :-)





i thank my husband and kids who were there all through out...
one of my prayer partner, Jeremy :-)

clean up time...




bored :-(
and re-energized :-)

i must admit, my arm is so heavy :-)
thank you to my assigned nurse, Ruth, who happens to be my kababayan and she knew my siblings :-)
and to my long time yaya Fe who took care of me every time i'm up and about...
some visitors...

after 3 days, i was discharged...
upon coming home, dear friends came to visit too

to be continued...