Monthly Archives: September 2011

LP Challenge: Inumin (Drinks)

Hindi naman talaga ako umiinom ng tubig…. alak lang! Joke lang po.

Sa totoo lang, dati akong tumadera. Nung panahon nag iingay pa ako palagi. Pero ngayon kasi nanahimik na ang beauty ko, hehehe. Eto, tripping lang, sa isang tabi, pa yosi-yosi… (*wink*), tahimik na nga kasi diba?

Pero, kahit di ako madalas tumoma may mga naka stock naman ako sa bahay just in case, may maligaw dito sa bukid namin. At eto naman ang ilan sa mga koleksiyon ko. Lika, toma muna tayo!

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Have you ever experienced a time when you plan everything for a new beginning, a new start. Somehow, you get stuck in a situation?

First, you make a list of what to do’s. Then you slowly go through the list, scratching one off each time it is already accomplished. Somewhere along the long list, you somehow get stuck at one item. You do what you think is right to get it accomplished, but then it doesn’t seem to work. So, you leave it for a while and you go through the next items on your list. Then, somehow, you come across another item which stands in conflict with the previous undone item in the list. So, again you try to do something about it. Get an expert to finish the job, since it is necessary. You hire a lawyer. Apparently, after a long wait, it still cannot be corrected, until you get frustrated. What do you do? You approach a person whom you think is knowledgeable. You trust the person would be able to help you and perhaps see things in a different perspective and you let them take the lead on fixing the problem. You wait for some months, perhaps even years and then, you realize that you have been tricked by this other person you relied on.

Again, the question: “what should you do?”

An acquaintance of mine here in Frankfurt am Main has a dilemma. I’ll name her Vee. Vee has been trying to get order back in her life. She started a list of to do things. She managed to get some done, but apparently she keeps coming back to a certain problem again and again. Her civil status in the Philippines. Her marriage was not yet annulled. She hired a lawyer, but it didn’t work for some reason and eventually the case was dismissed. She then again got another lawyer and was again assured that it would be done, but somehow, she was just tricked. The second lawyer did not even bother to file her petition for annulment. Supposedly, this said lawyer whom she never met and “she doesn’t even know the name” promised her solution to her dilemma. They agreed a certain amount as compensation. Vee prepaid a big sum to the person. She arranged with the lawyer that the balance of the agreed amount would be paid once the case has reached a finality. After two years of long wait, she found out that she has been once again, swindled. He case was never filed although she was told that they were just waiting for the annotation of the Local Civil Registrar’s Office.

Okay, I must admit, somehow, someone either made an “honest mistake”, error perhaps in the process, couldn’t correct it anymore and wanted to start all over again. But the problem was Vee could not wait anymore. It took already a couple of years for her to wait and she was already demanding results. To which she has all the rights. OR that same someone, did not really intend to help her… but she needed Vee’s money anyway, so she promised but did not deliver. In the end, the person who inter-mediated, referred and assured Vee of results lost face in the process. I’ll name this person “Jay”. Jay is a Philippine civil servant. Jay works at the Philippine Consulate here in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Suffice it to say, Vee and a lot of other people have very high regards to the people who work at the Philippine Consulate here in Frankfurt. Well, now Jay lost face and dignity. (Jay’s story is for another entry.)

The next question is: how much would you be willing to sacrifice to get something done?

In Vee’s case, she was willing to go through all the trouble and was willing to pay hard earned money for her problem. She worked hard and fought as much as she could/is capable of. Vee called me asking for help. She wanted to confirm her doubts about her case. Somehow, she felt that it was all just talk and nothing was actually done. She wanted it checked, researched and eventually, got shocked that she was really fooled by the people she trusted. People whom she thought were knowledgeable and honest enough. Another person told Vee she should just not do anything about it anymore. Leave it as it is and just let mother nature take its course on the problem. There must be some divine reason why Vee’s previous marriage cannot be annulled. Some sort of natural intervention against the annulment of her marriage. Isn’t is that “God ordained marriage to be a lifelong commitment between man and wife”…”therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate”… and maybe she is also right.

In the end, Vee lost a lot of time, money and friends. Now she has to settle another item in her list first and wait until she is again able to work on the still “unfinished item”. In short she is letting the “unfinished item” rest for awhile. For a very long while!

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20 days

Yes, twenty days have passed since my last entry. How time flies. It’s now end of the month again. In a few days, it is already October. Autumn has come but apparently the summer still wants to stay a bit longer. Well, summer came late this year anyway, so it’s just fair that we let it stay for a few days more, right? Although, I would also welcome autumn with open arms… since autumn is my fave season. Blame it to the fact that I am an Autumn baby myself. The leaves changing colors and the starting to fall… makes the atmosphere so melancholic, so peaceful. The arrival of autumn this year means:
*** that Christmas is just around the corner, creeping upon us.
*** that in a few weeks time, I will be coming home again.
*** that I’ll be enjoying 5 weeks of relaxation and traveling within the Philippines. Our IT will be, Boracay courtesy of Jezz Hairstyling, Mt. Pinatubo and eventually Isabella region.

On top of that, perhaps also a few day in Macau with my Dad. My dad doesn’t like to travel for a longer period of time. So, instead of him coming to Europe with my youngest brother Kally, we will just take him somewhere closer to home. I just love it!

So, what’s my point here? Well, i am just missing my family, the house in Paranaque, my relatives and very close friends. And I’m excited cause I’ll be seeing them again soon!!!

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LP Challenge “Malaki” – BiG

Ako ay isang palitaw! Malaking palitaw. Palitaw kasi, isa siya sa mga paborito kong Pinoy merienda. Pero palitaw din, kasi ako ay pasulpot-sulpot lang dito sa blog ko at lalong lalo na dito sa pag po post ng LP challenge entries. Marami akong pwedeng gamiting excuse pero hindi na muna. Tama na yung talagang PALITAW AKO.

Pero, sa Linggong ito, eto na ang LP Challenge entry ko na MALAKI….
MALAKIng butas sa isang building dito sa Frankfurt city… ang tawag nila sa shopping gallery na ito ay ZEIL.. pronounced ZAYL.

Hindi lang yn ang malaki kong entry, hehehe. Siyempre ang aking mga pinaka mamahal na mga Orchids din ay ipagmamalaki ko ulit. Dahil namulaklak na naman ito ng napaka lalaki. Actually, hindi sila nawawalan ng bulaklak pero minsan maliliit lang ang bloom nila. This time, higante na naman ulit… yeheyyy!

To see photos best, click on “Show picture list“… and then click on “View picture lens“.

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