Gifts has been opened, and greetings has been sent...and just like that, Christmas is over.
In a few days, we'll be saying goodbye to 2013.
This year has not been so good to me. Though everything was pretty stable, I can feel that there was something missing to complete my year. The highlight of my year is probably our Hongkong trip and the day I found out that I am pregnant again with our 2nd child. Other than that, everything's pretty much as it is.
A lot of problems came in, and are still coming in with no definite solution. I'd like to convince myself that everything will be ok, but somehow there's a part of me that's still worried and can't help thinking otherwise.
I am definitely looking forward to 2014 - and really hoping that this year will be more fruitful and blessed compared last year. I know there will be a lot of challenges that will come in, but I'd like to still feel positive about everything.
30 years old, that is...I can't believe that my twenties is over. It was a solid 10 years and I can't seem to remember most of what happened! Haha! But I can surely remember the most precious memories and events in my twenties. I had my first job at 20 and stayed in the company until I'm 25. I got married at 25. Had a daughter at 26. And what else? See, I can't remember most of it. But surely being in my 20s made me realize that life is indeed short and we need to make the most of it.
Last June 7, my husband prepared a surprise party for me. It was a blast and not the usual catered party. It was a Jollibee party! I have been telling him that I want to have a Jollibee party when I turn 30 because I never had one when I was a kid. And i was pretty much touched and "kilig" when he prepared that for me. There were only a few guests, but they're enough to make the party a memorable one.
June 8-9, another surprise - but this he told me in ad…
Or in this case, my daughter says the darndest things!
She's 3.5 years old and she always amazes us with her ability to just blurt out things that would either make you go, "awwwww" or "huh?!" Nevertheless, she's still such a dearie and we love her to bits!
Jenika: Daddy, wag ka lagi lalayo sa tabi ko ha...mami-miss kita..
Me:yung ofcmate ko nag audition sa the voice Jake:ano?rejoice? Jenika:ano? Ynajoice? Ninang ko yun ah! (referring to her ninang Yna Joy)
Jenika:Lola gusto ko nung chocolate palaman sa tinapay Lola Maria Fe: Hindi pwede ubos na yun Jenika:ehhhh gusto ko!!! *tantrums* Lola:Jenika makinig ka naman sakin!hindi lahat ng gusto mo makukuha mo!sumunod ka naman sakin! Jenika: *naglakad at sumunod sa lola papuntang kitchen* oh eto na sumusunod na ko sayo!
Jenika:wala kang baby!di mo ko baby! Me:baby kita! Jenika:hindi! Me:ok di kita baby.wag mo ko tawagin mommy ha! Jenika:sige... "Daddy"
si Lola Maria Fe habang pinapagalitan si Jenika: Lola: Bakit k…
I won't always cry, Mommy
When you leave the room
And my supermarket tantrums
will end too soon
I won't always wake, Daddy
For cuddles through the night
& one day you will miss having a chocolate face to wipe
You won't always wake to find my foot
Is kicking you out of bed
Or find me sideways on your pillow
Where you want to lay your head
You won't always have to carry me
In asleep from the car
Or piggy back me down the road
When my little legs can't walk that far
So cherish every cuddle, remember them all
One day Mommy, I won't be this small
I wanted to cry after reading this, realizing that one day my baby will already be a big girl. Time really flies and we should treasure every moment we have with our loved ones and make sure that we build good memories with them.
Read this somewhere and really gets the message across. Life will not stop for you. If you spend your lifetime too caught up with work, you will fail to enjoy the beauty of life.
WHY WE SHOULD GO HOME ON TIME... Mr. Narayana Murthy is undoubtedly one of the most famous persons from Karnataka. He is known not just for building the biggest IT Empire in India but also for his simplicity. Almost every important dignitary visits InfoSys campus. He delivered an interesting speech during an employee session with another IT company in India . He is incidentally, one of the top 50 influential people of Asia according to an Asiaweek publication and also the new IT Adviser to the Thailand Prime Minister.
Extract of Mr. Narayana Murthy's Speech during Mentor Session:
I know people who work 12 hours a day, six days a week, or more. Some people do so because of a work emergency where the long hours are only temporary. Other people I know have put in these hour…
my key takeaway from today's planning session: work-life balance is not just a responsibility of the company.the employees themselves should know when to say, "hey, i've had enough for today. i need to rest and spend time with my family. i'll finish this tomorrow". employees who do not have work-life balance are more prone to committing errors and this will only result to more work. leaders on the other hand, should encourage and also show an example of work-life balance. this will not only guarantee a happy organization, but also an effective one. -- makes sense? buti na lang may work-life balance pa din ako...