11 Things To Do Before 2017

We are on the 20th of December 2016.  Beside me is a friend and a coworker who aims to finish her project proposal that was assigned to her by our superior before the year  ends, while me is thinking of the things that I would love to do with the remaining eleven days of this year.  Year 2016 is a very challenging year, a new horizon surrounded by diverse individuals with different age groups.

Here is my list:

  1. Celebrate with my mother’s 68th birthday.  Yes, she is celebrating it on the 23rd.
  2. Catch up with my former coworkers whom I have shared memorable memories for more than a decade, and that is tomorrow.
  3. Go ribbon stores hopping in Manila this holiday.
  4. Visit relatives.
  5. Creatively, finish painting the bedroom walls.
  6. Declutter the classroom.
  7. Start building the anthurium nursery.
  8. Personally, wrap gifts.  I dream of having my own gift wrapping shop.
  9. Fill up the box with rarely used things and donate them.
  10. Finish the silk screen short course used for photographic printing so I can print my own shirts.
  11. Plant a tree.

Time to go home and start enjoying the holiday season.

Happy holidays!!!!! Hoping that you will have a merry Christmas.


This entry was posted on December 20, 2016, in Uncategorized. Leave a comment

When Creativity Hits You


“What will you do with an ordinary paper clip?” This question was asked during the #FaberCastell Workshop in our city.  There were more than twenty responses such as improvised earrings, crafty picture frames, project plan making like pen holder  and so on, but my last response was recognized and accepted.  For that, I was given a prize!

My answer was:  “I wonder if the paper clips can float because if it can, I would like to make it as a boat!” That was so crazy, but that was the kind of response that was acceptable for the speaker/facilitator, Ms.Jane Arrieta Ebarle also the daldakinangpinay.

I remember during my college days, the professor asked us (me and my classmates) to make a card.  All of my classmate’s outputs were returned, and I have not seen mine.  He told the whole class that the card that was not given back will reach other continent.  The professor bought my card for P200.00 or $4.

Recently, I had my teaching demonstration for Hairbow Making using Grosgrain Ribbons, and I got orders now.  During my free time, I indulge in entertaining myself by making handcrafted bows and ribbons.

And today, my contestant ranked 4th in the 2016 Division Festival of Talent in ICT particularly Photo Editing and Powerpoint Presentation event.  Unexpected blessing indeed, considering that my contender used only my three-year-old Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z for data gathering unlike the first placer to third and fifth respectively who used DSLR camera.

I still daydream most of the time and imagine happy thoughts before sleeping.

How about you, do you still day dream?


This entry was posted on December 13, 2016, in Uncategorized. Leave a comment

White Anthurium

I miss my little garden and the flowers started to bloom like the white anthurium.  The purple one is in my bucket list but can’t find a fiorino.  Seeing these creations brighten my day and I feel as if everything is good and beautiful.


See? how I wish I live in a cooler area.

In spite of the pile of reflection papers to do, lyrics to memorize, dance steps to master, lessons to be executed, research paper to be finished, and so on, I always look forward to each day.  I am excited every day, though at times I really feel soooo tired.  But, we can always take a rest and unwind.

How about you, do you have blooming plants?

Next week, this will be my do-it-yourself project. I think I can do this after Wednesday, after all the busy activities.



I will post my finished product 🙂

This entry was posted on October 1, 2016, in Uncategorized. Leave a comment

Unsweetened yet flavorful.

Mixed emotions kept me having disturbed sleep last night due to have having a roller coaster of adjustments and time management issues.  I do sometimes feel I am overwhelmed with everything but definitely not with despair and fear.  The festivity is over but only did lots of walking, chasing, and other physical activities.  I have tried cycling 12 kilometers, danced for more than five hours, walked for kilometers.  Of course, in different settings.

But, God is not distant.  I will not be abandoned or departed from Him.

This entry was posted on September 19, 2016, in Uncategorized. Leave a comment

34th Day

It is my 34th day with fifty-two individuals.

Different views, backgrounds, economic status, and behavior.

I lost some pounds – one of the best benefits

I feel like I am back to editing files and reports though I am not.

Saturday Master’s degree classes are challenging.

Too many things to do but time flies so fast.

patience, good health, endurance, understanding, wisdom to accept the things i cannot change are the essential things for me at this point.

Thanking for everything.

Thankful that I learned how to pray by heart.

This entry was posted on July 28, 2016, in Uncategorized. Leave a comment

Travel Tip: How to Get to Poro Island


Poro Beach Island, Barangay Bahao, Libmanan, Camarines Sur


My family and I have been here a week ago.  If you are looking for a beach with crystal clear water, then Poro Beach Island is one that I can recommend.  The place is located at Bahao, Libmanan, Camarines.

Poro is significant in town’s history for it was known that ancient human settlement had been dug up in 1851 near the Tres Marias islands.  I have seen the Tres Marias Islands where there are caves inhabited by early natives.

PRIVATE VEHICLE from Naga City  (You can use google map)

-Stop at Petron San Isidro Libmanan, turn left passing by the following barangays: Malinao, Pag-Oring, Tanag, Cambalidio, Villasocoro, and Salvacion.  Travel time is approximately 1.5 hour. Just a reminder and precautionary advice:  BUMPY ROADS AHEAD!  It was actually a roller coaster ride.  I can’t keep myself from saying “wahhhh” and citing intent prayers in my mind.

-From Bahao Port, you need a boat to bring you to the island (about 30-minute ride).  The barangay staff will collect P120.00 per head as payment for the boat and island entrance fee.

In totality, it was an adventure worth taking!


Never Give Up

I got so preoccupied last month.


This cover notebook is done by my daughter who is a nursing student. On mother’s day, as her gift, she decorated my toenails with nail art of her own Aztec designs.

In life, we sometimes fail, stumble, and become unsuccessful. We commit mistakes and we experience hurdles. But we should keep moving because all things are possible.

June 1- this marks a start of a brave new future fulfilling my passion and dream.

So right now I am listening to the music filled with hope and optimism. “It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life.”

“According to your faith will it be done to you.”