He says yes finally

During holy week, the family prefers to stay at home, take part in the church activities, and resting.  Sometimes, I thought of us going somewhere to rest and relax but the father didn’t like the idea.  He is so against it.  He would say, instead of enjoying in this Lenten season, it is best to repent and meditate.  The father has a point.  Holy week is the time to repent and reflect.  We can have our resting and relaxing somewhere any time though.  The sister and her family will be going to the province of his husband this holy week.  And she is inviting me to go with them.  I am happy because I really want to travel and unwind.  I am so stress because of my brother.  Going to the province is a good idea.

I told the father about the sister’s invitation.  Unfortunately he is not allowing me to go.  I felt really sad because I really want to go to rest.  I asked him why, but he will not give me any answer.  I did not stop asking his permission.  I guess he feels irritated by me and say yes.  Woohoo!  I will be going out of the city for this first time.  Thanks to my father for saying yes.  I can pack my things now.

His 67th

 photo 2cedb5ec-e37b-42ca-8593-7fee0a146e1c_zpsda9a5a8f.jpgMy father is turning 67 this April 7, 2014.  We think of having simple celebration without his knowledge.  The sister, brothers and I are talking of what we are going to prepare on his special day.  I told the sister that we will be buying two cakes for him, one from us and one from his grandchildren.  The cake also will complete the birthday celebration.  No cake, no birthday, according to the kids.  My father is so easy to please; a simple dinner at the house would mean so much to him.  He has invited two of his friend, the closest one.

On his 67th years, I thank God for giving him another year to be with us.  The father is very sick last year.  I wish that his condition will get better and he will not be so sickly anymore.  Although, we fought sometimes, I always pray for his health.  The photo above is the celebrant with the two cute cakes that the sister and I bought for him and the foods that we are going to eat.  It is not a best photo I must say because he doesn’t himself posing with the cakes.  Well, he said he is too old for this.  Lol  Again, happy 67th birthday father, we love you always!

So proud of his girls

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Last March 25-26, 2014 was the recognition day at school where the girls (my nieces Ronna and Ella) are studying.  Their parents took two days off to be witness the recognition day, also to pin the ribbons and medals for their girls.  Ella, finishes with honors, medal as girl scout of the year, and two ribbons.  While Ronna got medal as girl scout of the year and three ribbons.  Unfortunately, Ronna did not able to be part of the honor students, but she did well.  She belongs to the first section just like Ella.  Her grades are high, but not enough to be part of the honor students.

We are expecting that Ronna will finish with honors, but it was Ella who did made it.  Still we are proud of the girls because they did well at school.  I can say that their father (my brother) is really proud of his girls.  He is a hands on father.  His waking up early preparing foods for the kids was worth it because the girls give something to make them happy.  I am so proud of the girls too because being part of the first section is not easy.  Challenges are there because they belong to fast learner class.  Congratulations for passing another level.

UAAP Women’s Volleyball Final: ADMU vs. DLSU

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I am a big fan of sports.  My favorites are basketball, volleyball, swimming, track and field, gymnastics, diving, skating and synchronize swimming.  These are the sports that I do not want to miss.  I can watch some of the games I have mentioned above during Olympics games.  But now, I am hooked to UAAP women’s volleyball in the country.  This is a collegiate tournament that happens every year.  Although my team did not able to make it to the final, I still want to watch the game because of my second favorite team which is the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Lady Eagles.

The ADMU team will go against the defending champion De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Spikers/Archers.  The final series is so exciting because of the ladder that the ADMU team surpassed to get to the final.  They beat the Adamson University (ADU) team and the twice to beat National University (NU) to reach to the final.  The undefeated team in the elimination and second round DLSU has thrice to beat advantage.  ADMU has to beat them thrice to get the championship crown, while the DLSU has to beat the ADMU team twice.  Compared to ADMU, DLSU has the heights, experience, and seniors.  Most of the players of the ADMU are rookies, but with their abilities and determination, they able to make it to the final.  The ADMU leads the series 2-1.  Today is a do or die game.  Winner take all as they say.  I will stay at home and watch the ADMU beats the defending champion DLSU.  Go go go ADMU!

Do you watch UAAP Women’s Volleyball?  Which team are you?