Saturday, May 27, 2006

Hurrraaayyyyy !!!

My youngest brother is taking up Nursing course in Emilio Aguinaldo College knowns as EAC. It was his second year and last March he needed to pass the battery exam (i thought it is obligatory in all nursing schools ) but it actually depends on the schools. It is an aptitude test wherein they need to pass the school standard. And if the students fail the exam they will not be accepted anymore.

I've come to learn from my sister that my Brother had passed the battery exam. Actually, she was telling me that she was a bit afraid for him. Knowing our brother who is a nonchalant type of person and that he takes everything easy like peanuts. I mean he is very confident with himself, he knows what he wants in life and very determined whatever challenges he is into. I really appreciate his positive attitude in every step he makes. I admire him a lot for that. The last two months he was into summer school and it was his recompensation for passing the battery exam and not a punishment for not having a summer vacation on the contrary !

Last Tuesday I was chatting with my sister and she told me that Froilan again passed another test (second one) and that he will be doing the Capping on June 3 ( Nao can you elaborate on this. I need a translator please! lol ). My sister told me that we can call him now a real or genuine NURSING STUDENT !

All my congratulations to you younger brother ! I am proud and glad!

Monday, May 15, 2006

light at the end of the tunnel

1. Mga anak gumawa kayo ng schedule nyo sa paghuhugas ng pinggan!

2. Kayong dalawa Early at Hazel kelangan pagkatapos maligo huwag kayo lalabas ng banyo ng hindi labado ang panty at bra! Huwag ng iaasa pa sa katulong, private thing yan!

3. Maeng pagkagising tiklupin ang kulambo at linisin ang arinola yan, ang task mo everyday.

4. Maeng yung basura kelangan i-dispose na.

5. Hazel punasan ang mga display at siguraduhing walang alikabok.

6. Early yung windows punasan ng maigi.

If I can still remember these were several tasks given to us by Mom when we were kids. Growing up especially in my adoloscent stage, I did not understand her. I was thinking why doesn't she have to ask us to do things at home? What's the use of having a helper who can do the job, anyway she is paid for it! Because of immaturity and lack of comprehension on my part I was sometimes irritated and didn't want to do things at home. The only envy I had were watching television, collecting stationaries, or just merely playing with my friends besides that's what adolescents do, right !?

Although, a bit stubborn and disobedient with all the responsibilities given to me I didn't have the choice but to comply otherwise I will be punished. Still, I didn't get her point! If we speak about organization I was a topsy turvy and everything in our room is just a mess. And as a result, my Mom was particularly unhappy about it (my eldest sister is always the organized one :-). She always call me "burara" reminding me to always arrange my things inside our room, to fold my clothes, to shine my shoes and a lot of small things that an adolescent girl of my age can do.

Once my Mom uttered the very important phrases with sincerity "Tinuturo ko ito sa inyo para pagdating ng panahon na hindi na natin kailangan ang katulong, marunong kayong magtrabaho sa loob ng bahay. At pag nag asawa na kayo doon nyo lang mare-realize kung ano ang purpose ko!"

Now I wholeheartedly understand what she was trying to instill since the beginning. With this approach of my Mom, I realized it is actually an encouragement of life, building a skills that last for a lifetime! Since now I am also a Mother, I can say that I have actually learned a lot from my Mom. From the smallest thing up to the most difficult circumstances facing all through life's challenges. Especially I am a stay home Mom and living 10,000 kms from them I can do everything at home my Mom taught me without any worries. The only regret I had was not being able to learn how to cook when I had the chance. If you were to ask me to do household chores I can thoroughly and and perfectly do the job with my all my eyes close. BUT NOT

To MOM , thank you very much for teaching me what is important in life, building my competencies, to raise us with discipline, learn how to sacrifice and prioritizes things. Knowing that being a parent is probably the most difficult and important job to perfom with exellence! Surely, I will also do the same thing with my children, telling them with pride that I learned this from my Mom when I was your age. Thank you again my for everything and I love you!


Thoughts to Ponder :
(searched thru internet)

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother." -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." -- Jewish proverb

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." -- Lin Yutang

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." -- Honore' de Balzac (1799-1850)

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." -- George Washington (1732-1799)

"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class." -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1907- )

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." -- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." --Author Unknown

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

exclusive for kids only

Friends I made another blog exclusive for my kids! Their own universe, you will get to see more of their developments, escapades, gags, videos and vice versa.

Let me present to you my
Angels in full colours.