Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Blessings

Counting my blessings in 2012.

Getting pregnant. We're thankful and excited for the coming of our 2nd baby by 2013. And yes, it's a boy! Still fighting over his name though ;)

Promotion. I got a new job with the same company. But before that, I felt much appreciated by the people I worked with for the past 8 years!

Mimi. My new little ride has given me the comfort that I need especially now that I'm pregnant and my work schedule is flexi. She was even useful during my brother's wedding. :)

Happier marriage and family life. Hubby and I are closer despite of the little things that get into the way. We love each other more than ever! Also, Reese little troubles in school suddenly changed. She's starting to mature quicker than we thought :)

Safety. We encountered a huge fire at the nearby barangay during the wee hours of Christmas. Our family and home were spared. We prayed for those who got affected. Also, my close encounter with thieves was minor. Nobody was hurt and no big thing was lost.

Last but not the least, good health. No major illness this year with any of our family members. Thank You Jesus!

Christmas 2012

Spent Christmas with my family and relatives in Bulacan.  It was a simple gathering from mom's house with good food and fun games. I was in charge of the games and of course, prizes.  It was full of fun, a lot of us enjoyed it with the kids and young at heart.  

Listing down the games I prepared for future reference:

For kids:
- bring me (shiniest 10 peso coin, longest comb, whitest hanky, new 1k bill, and smallest key)
- stop dance
- solve the puzzle
- musical chair

For young at heart:
- plastic balloon, blow with your nose
- jack en poy 20 peso- winner take all
- pinoy henyo-theme is pamasko

Close encounter with thieves

I had my third encounter with street thieves last Nov 15 at around 7pm.  It was during my short jeepney ride from Gabby's going to Kalentong when I realized that the man sitting beside me slashed my bag.  I stared at him and didn't say anything. He went out of the jeepney together with the other thief next to him. I saw that my cellphone charger fell on the floor, but thought of ignoring it. He picked it up and left quickly. And that's it. Nobody got hurt and no other material things lost aside from the charger. I just told myself, he badly needs money. I hope he find good ways to earn it instead.

My first encounter with thieves was I think in 2002, when I was still working with COA in Commonwealth. It was pay day.  My colleagues and I were riding a bus when I quickly sensed that the 6 men who joined the bus were bad elements.  I encouraged my colleagues we should leave. And good thing we were quick in doing so, we were able to escape them.

The second one was in Jan 7, 2005.  I was very tired after work.  I took the fx in Mega strip with the rest of the rushing passengers without knowing that the two were thieves.  I was just few blocks away from my boarding house  when they declared a hold-up. I was brave in negotiating for my silver ring for it's sentimental value, but they still took it and also my 2.5 year old mobile phone, and little cash.  Looking back, I learned not to say a word. I shouldn't risk it really.

With these encounters, I always  felt Somebody is watching over me. He kept me safe and at peace. My silent prayers during commute are always heard. Thank You God for not leaving me at any point in my life.