Monday, September 23, 2013

Guess who's back? ^_^

Hi Friends!

So sorry -- I know. It's been ages since my last post. A lot has happened to me and I think "overwhelmed" is an understatement (lol). First, I left my beloved post as Team Captain at a reputable company that I have slaved and worked for 7+ years and made one of the biggest decisions in my life ever --- I moved / relocated. Yes. So many bad and good things happened to me in 2012 ( a dear friend became not so dear anymore, lost our everything to the Flood ~ Sendong, got into a helluva circus "office politics" that got really messy (because I wasn't their pet) and got a LOT MORE messier because someone sent malicious emails to our company HR Distro which also happens to be an International Email Distro List! (LOL - it was tough being f*ck*ed & scr*w*d internationally by some mental nut case whom I used to trust with my dear life!), relocated to Cebu, met the love of my life in person, and etc).

I have long wanted to go back to blogging but something always seemed to come up. Relocating meant starting from scratch and I had a lot on my plate back then. Then my Ma got sick and everything else was just pure chaos & bliss all at the same time! But I feel blessed. God provided my needs and made it possible for things to happen so greater things can unfold in my life. Now, I am back and for sure this is for good ^_^

First, I would like to give you guys an update --- I got married on my Birthday ~ January 15, 2013! (let's try not to mention any numbers to betray the age factor, alrighty? LOL) ~ Got married to a wonderful man in a small, simple ceremony with family and close friends to bear witness to the start of our life together as husband and wife.

Oh, I know, I know. You're eager for the pictures (lol - so assuming of me, eh?). Here are some of the pictures from our special day:

Me and my Mama:

Me and my Papa:

With both my parents:

Yours Truly (The Bride & Birthday Celebrant):

The Groom:

The Happy Couple:

I hope you enjoyed the pictures ^_^. And oh, I will also be changing the color of this blog (or even the layout itself) - we'll see ^_^

God, miss you all soooooo much ~~ do we still do EC dropping? Can't wait to start dropping ECs again, oh yeah! ^_^

Okiedokies folks. This will be all for today (after spending hours trying to remember my password), I will be back for more for sure!

Nice to be back again here! ^_^


I see some have left comments on some of my posts and even links to their blogs for me to follow ~ Thank you ^_^ I will address your comments and follow your blog when I wake up in the morning. It's already 12:45AM here now and I think it's time to hit the sack (lol).

Thanks! ^_^

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Always the Bridesmaid but never the …

I know I have been away and out of touch for far too long now. And as always, I have again come up with a very good explanation for my long absence. No, it is not one of those lame excuses I used to come up with and it’s about time I come out into the open and talk about it (heck, I might as well rant about it too! lol).

Well, I just got in touch with my long time friend today and found out she’s getting married next month. I also found out that she picked me to be her maid of honor. I was shocked and caught off guard. In all honesty, I am happy for her – with all my heart, I truly am. But something about it tugged at my heart. Painful memories of the past came to mind along with feelings I have tried so hard to forget. I guess I’m still not over it. I thought I was but I guess I was mistaken.

3 years ago, I believed and thought I’ve finally found my destiny. You can just imagine my happiness when I got proposed at. The thought of being engaged was pure bliss. I was really looking forward to becoming someone’s wife and soul mate (it was to happen this year, supposedly!). I was really all excited and ready to share and spend the rest of my life with the man I thought was the one God had intended for me. It didn’t matter to me how or where we were tying the knot – all that mattered to me was the love that I felt for the person. Needless to say, I thought I finally found my fairytale.

Last year (June 2009 – right after I got back home from my Bohol trip), just days after our petition got approved, he broke the news to me. He said he needed more time… that he needed more space. I was dumbfounded, shocked, hurt and confused. Did he really love me? Was it something I said? Or something I did? I remember feeling numb all over and not knowing what to do or think. In the 3 years we’ve been together, I have never asked him for money nor did I take advantage of him. My parents adored him – hell, my Dad was really all thumbs-up for him. So, what the hell went wrong? I honestly don’t know. I was so lost. I had no idea what to do or say. I was so hurt. All of my friends said I was fine, that I was a good catch. I am employed and earning my own money. My parents can afford to support me if I should decide to stay at home and do nothing. I had been a very loyal and faithful partner… I didn’t deserve this pain.

So… being the typical Filipina who liked being sought after, I matched the pain he caused me and told him I’m not marrying him if he’s not ready. At the back of my mind, I hoped and prayed he would go after me and try to win me back – but he didn’t. Ouch! I was dropped and dumped like I were some hot potato burning in his hands! Yes, I know. It was so painful it killed me. It killed that part of me that hoped and believed. I tried to get even with him by saying hurtful things at him – even when deep inside, I just needed him to say he’ll stay and make things work for both of us. I got so depressed as I watched 3 years of my life go to waste. I got sick, performed poorly at work, and avoided eating together with my family for fear of being asked about our status. Yes, he also left me alone to deal with the mess he left behind. I had no clue how to tell my family. I was so angry at myself for trusting him, for believing him.

He was a big part of my every day. Losing him was not even in my worst nightmare! I was so used to having him with me (virtually of course – the perils of a long distance relationship). I started and ended my days with him. We prayed together, shared our hopes and dreams with each other… I just simply didn’t know where or how to start being my own person again. I spent endless nights crying myself to sleep, there were even times when I thought about ending my life just so I could escape the pain. All of my closest friends are out of reach (living / working in another place). Yeah, sending them messages did me good (for a while) then I started battling with depression again. I gained back all the weight that I’ve lost, I spent all my money on food. I needed someone to comfort me while I cried out all the angst I have been keeping inside me. I couldn’t cry at home, fearing it could cause alarm to my family members (I rarely cry), and without a sister to share my room with, I always had to wait till everyone’s asleep before I could let my tears run free.

I am tired believing good things happen to good people – because it doesn’t. I am tired of believing in miracles – do they really exist? I am tired of believing in love. All my life, I had done nothing but obey all the rules simply because I was told it was the right thing to do. Now, I’m tired. Tired of living? Yes, I am. I am 31 – and I am tired of waiting for Mr. Right. As one of my friends used to tell me, life truly is one shit right after the other (lol!). But atleast now, I have partially recovered. At least I am starting to enjoy myself again… I am doing new things, seeing new places… expanding my horizons (whatever that means! lol!)

It has been awhile and I am still trying to pick up pieces of the person I once used to be. And I did meet someone interesting along the way (and someone I truly admired). I also thought we clicked really well, hmm that was before I told him I love Twilight. As soon as he learned I read books about vampires, he decided I was less of a Christian and didn’t want to have anything to do with me. Oh well… I wish he spent more time really getting to know me and knowing more about where I came from before judging me. Tough luck and tough love?!? lol! Maybe it was just God’s way of telling me I’m not ready (but boy, I really thought he was handsome and cute… tsk tsk tsk… lol!) but, I’ll take it as my cue that it just isn’t my time (yet).

To my dear friend, thank you for showing me that miracles still happen (not necessarily on time or when you expect it to be but at least it still exists)… that love still lives and that dreams still come true. I am so happy you found your miracle… and most of all, thank you for sharing the wonderful news with me today. Congratulations, Vikas and Divine! My love and prayer goes out to you both! Mwaaahhh!

As for me... I’ll have to keep believing that there’s someone in this crazy world for me (sigh…)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday #3

My Sagbayan Peak Buddies

(Picture taken at Sagbayan Peak, Bohol last May 31, 2009)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bohol: A Wedding and the Tour

It's been so long since I last wrote something here. I have been so busy with my day to day life lately and finally took a short break from everything and went to Bohol for my teammate's wedding last May 30, 2009.

I, together with my brother and 2 teammates went to Bohol last May 29, 2009. We left CDO on the eve of the 28th via Trans Asia. It was a smooth trip – amidst the noisy environment being in the Economy section of course (lol).

One of our teammates were getting married on the 30th - and well, let's just say it was something we wouldn't miss for the whole world! And much to our surprise and delight, the ferry arrived early! We took a lot of pictures and enjoyed our short vacation.

Here are some of our pictures:

This was taken at the port - at around past 5am.

This was taken while we were waiting for our ride to fill up with passengers so we can be on our way to our destination: Doljo, Panglao

Me, Ana and Jane - just posing :)

At the Restaurant's entrance

Jane, Ana, Me and my Bro: Enjoying the delicious treat before us (and it was very expensive too!)

The Bride and the Groom

The Bridesmeaids

The Newly weds opening their presents

Night swimming!!!

Tour Day! Ana, Jane and the Bride: MaEve

Me and my Brother, Erwin

Me and Ana

Me and my other Sibling (lol!)

Erwin and the cute Tarsier

The Happy Bunch at the Man Made Forest

At Carmen, Chocolate Hills

The Newly Weds enjoying their jump (hehehe)

Me and my Bro - attempting the hard climb

Me and my Bro - just posing - what a great view!

the Happy Bunch hehehe

At Sagbayan Peak

hmm Me and my Pet -- he looks very friendly and HUNGRY! (lol)

hmm can you guess who's beside me?

At the Butterfly Garden at Sagbayan Peak

At Alona Kew Resort - a great place for sight seeing and well... (lol)

Yours truly enjoying my very first taste of Margarita (before I got drunk and declared the ants were having a disco party while helping them by flashing my flashlight rapidly at them lol)

The Happy Bunch at Alona Kew having dinner

During our Island Hopping the next day. This was taken at Balicasag Island - our 1st destination.

The Happy Bunch at Virgin Island - our 2nd destination.

At the Boardwalk - this was our 3rd and unplanned destination. A very wonderful treat!

At the background are the healthy mangrooves growing abundantly in that area.

Bohol will always hold a special place in my heart - not just because of the friendly people and the delicious foods but also because of the great beaches and sights!

This is one place you should go and see!