Tuesday, August 21, 2012

For Father and Daughters....Heaven isn't too far away

Many articles have already been written regarding the untimely demise of Sec. Jesse Robredo.  I am one with the Filipino nation, in this grief and mourning.  How we have lost a man of honor, valor, integrity and justice.

However, I would like to speak from the terms where my pang(s) of sadness strike the most. 

That, as of a daughter. 

photo courtesy of totheuttermostwithin.wordpress

A daughter who fears "that" inevitable eternal separation.  I couldn't even fathom saying it.  That's how fearful I am of that occurence.

Imagining Sec. Jesse with his wife and daughters is a sight that fills me with awe and reverence.  I believe in what I have read and heard that he was always a present father.  How he put his family as a priority and how he wouldn't miss doing the role of a father despite any other circumstance.  Kumain ulit kahit busog dahil sa napakaraming engagements as a Mayor, umuwi every weekend sa Naga kahit kailangang bumalik agad kinabukasan sa Maynila, gagawin parin para sa pamilya.  Truly, this is what fatherhood is about.  And I believe these and many other more, endeared him to his wife and his daughters. 

Sec. Jesse loved his family first, and with so much love he received back, he was able to extend his sincere love by way of his public service.  Yet, it remains, love begins at home.  His family is his priority - his wife, his daughters. 

I am fortunate to be fathered by someone who is tenderhearted and whose love and devotion to our little 3 piece family is unarguable.  So, analogous to the circumstance, I am mostly saddened by Sec. Jesse's passing because I know now there are daughters who lost a good man as a father.

I remember how I have adored seeing my father do ALL things that I thought only people with super powers can do. Fathers have the knack to fix everything, including beheaded barbie dolls. Aika, Trisha and Jillian surely had their own super hero moments with Sec. Jesse. Every little girl does, I suppose. 

I could only imagine the grief, but I know I wouldn't be able to get hold of the real insurmountable pain his daughters are feeling right now for losing what to them is their good 'ol Daddy Jesse. 

For Sec. Jesse's daughters who are very fortunate for their father's love.  I sincerely hope that amidst this biggest trial, they'll find hope and peace in the consolation that their father is up in heaven, in the arms of his creator.  I am sure that in each of our father's hearts, the bind of parenthood stays beyond the physical world.


I don't need to be the king of the world
As long as i'm the hero of this little girl
Heaven isn't too far away
Closer to it every day

When I come home late at night
And you're in bed asleep
I wrap my arms around you
So I can feel you breathe

I don't need to be a superman
As long as you will always be my biggest fan

I write this with no claim of authority nor ascendancy. I clearly don't have the mastery nor the slightest right. I don't mean to influence what to feel nor what to do.  I simply would just like to pose a modest hope that for father and daughters whose love has an undying force, heaven isn't too far away.

Sec. Jesse, I honor you.

Aika, Janine and Jillian, my heart is with you.

God bless your family.  May you have peace of mind and heart.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ang Pag-ibig

I am not an easy music lover, but  whenever I hear few piece that outwardly tickled my fancy and had quite a stab on things I believe in.. I go gaga and the tune directly heads in to my miniscule list of repertoire!

Sometime ago, I heard a rave from a friend picking this song as funky yet reflective.  A fun analogy of LOVE, of how it is true and how it is not. A contemporary interpretation of love, (Pag-ibig to us Filipinos) as depicted from the verses of the bible at 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7.

... And this added to my still budding playlist. They're about 15 now. :) teehee! 

Come take a peek and hope you enjoy! :)

by Yeng Constantino

Ang pag-ibig, hindi parang cellphone
Pag naluma, papalitan

Panghabag buhay ang pag-ibig ko sa'yo, o sinta
Kahit na topakin ka, iintindihin kita

This wittingly reminded me to be grateful for the LOVE I got.  It is far from perfect, as we both are far from perfect! 

But what I'm most happy about is that though we may not be always on the same page, I'm thankful that we are reading the same book.

Love you dear hubby! 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Day 7: Something Funny

This picture was taken 2009 during a trip to Tokyo, Japan.

A country famous for being organized, everything you do in Japan comes with strict instructions.

And yes, including in here!

I did followed the instructions...while laughing my heart out! Hahaha! And of couse I wouldn't pass the chance to take a photo of it to remind me how fun it was to pee in Japan. :)

This was the first time I have indeed enjoyed a TOILET HUMOR!  Hahaha!

Remembering a fun filled trip from Japan for day 7.  Check!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Day 6: Books

Migrating made me choose.  It was hard!

Limited to only 46 kgs, I was left with no option but to bring just few of my precious books.  That was really sad, I wish I could have brought them all! 

My dependable reads are pedestaled on top of my bedside lamp. 

Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus.
John Maxwell's Leadership Collection.
Praying through Life's Problems.
NINA GARCIA fashion series.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff.
Art of Non-Conformity.
The Happiness Project.

my tested quick fix
Had previous post on recommended self-help books here.  Some of my quick fixes are here too.

courtesy of Pinterest

Oh I miss my books, hope to see all of you here soon!

Kuha ko kayo ng visa, wait for Mohma!

Day 6 in the company of good books. Check! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day 5: Morning Sky

There's always a breath of inspiration and healing peace within my heart whenever I look above a morning sky. 

With the lovely smell of morning mists, the brightness of each morning resonates HOPE for the coming of a new day. :) 

We had a lovely morning today in Surrey!  Hope you had yours too wherever you are! 
*Sorry though this entry came in end of day.

Day 5 with a golden morning sky.  Check.