I have mentioned in my other website about the family summer gate away.  After thorough deliberation (lol), we decided when to go and which beach we will go.  With the help of my dear sister, we finally decided.  Basing on the photos we have seen on the internet, and reading the comments from people who already went there, we thought that the place is worth to visit.  It is far from the beach we went last year, but we will be able to save some from the entrance fee.  The white sand is really beautiful in the pictures and we hope that what we seen on the pictures are the same in real.

The only problem is that it has 160 steps from the parking lot to the beach/resort, and father does not like it.  He is having difficulty in walking because of rheumatism.  We have consider his decision as well.  However, we beg for him to say yes.  We promise that we will help him.  After minutes of thinking the father finally say yes.  We already booked a room reservation next month.  We are so excited.  I am pretty sure that this year summer gate away would be fun and lots of memories to cherish and keep.

Thank You, Goodbye!

I am shocked when the sister told me that the nanny will be leaving next time.  She is only working for four months and now she is leaving.  The sister do not want her to leave but after hearing her reasons, we felt very sad for her.  She has to leave because her mother is in the worse situation.  Her mother became insane when her father died.  And her younger sister is sick.  They need her there because her brothers cannot do it alone.  She is in a very difficult situation.  She doesn’t want to leave as well because she needs a job to support/help the family financially, however, her presence there is badly needed.

If I am at her shoes, I probably breaks down.  I do not think I can handle it well.  I might ask God why He let these things happens to me and to my family.  I know asking God is not a good, but when you are in desperate situation you might.  I can tell that she is a very strong person.  At a young age, she did her best to help the family.  She tried to go on and keep moving for her family.  I wish her good luck and may God bless them always.  I want to say thank you for the taking care of my nephews for the past four months, thank you for the services, for being a good nanny, and house helper.  Thank you for everything you did for my sister and goodbye.  God bless you always! Till we meet again!

Happy 68th Birthday to my Father

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Two days ago, we celebrated the 68th birthday of my father.  It was a memorable birthday of my father.   It is memorable because the family is complete. It is his first birthday that we have invited some of his friends and his first birthday that we really spent and money.  I did not tell him everything about the plan.  He keeps on asking me if my two brothers will come on his birthday.  I just told him I don’t know, but in reality, I have contacted my two brothers.  We secretly plan on what are we going to do on his birthday and on how are we going to surprise him.

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The plan succeeded and we are so happy that the father is happy.  Some of the invited visitors came including his best friends.  Also, his grandchildren are kept on greeting him.  The celebration was simple but memorable.  We cooked his favorite dishes, the fruit salad that he likes and the cake to make the birthday celebration complete, according to the nephews and nieces.  I thank God for the 68th years of my father’s life.  I wish him good health, long life, happy life, free of illness and have many more birthdays to come.  We love you very much Papa even though we are not very vocal about it.  Please see and feel how we love you dearly.  Happy Birthday and may God bless you always!

Thanks for the treat

Indeed an unplanned happenings are more memorable.  I am saying this because last Sunday, the younger brother, his wife, and their son are in the city.  We haven’t seen them for almost three months and we missed them.  They sent message through phone that they are in the city.  They want us to meet at the mall.  The timing is perfect because on the same day, the older brother is asking my sister if they could use her credit card.  They want to buy new shirt, blouse and pants for the niece graduation day.  They do not have cash, so they asked favor from the sister.

We spent an hour at the mall, they treat us to dinner and having our chit-chat.  After an hour, it is time to wave goodbye and till next time.  They have to go home because it is getting late.  They will have to travel for three hours by bus.  Yes, you heard it right.  They live very far from us that is why we seldom see each other.  We are glad that even if it is a long travel, they still find time to visit us.  We can’t afford to visit them because it is very costly if we travel at their place.  Also, father is too old to travel and easily gets tired.  Anyways, thanks brother, SIL and nephew for the visit and the dinner.  God bless you more!