Saturday, June 27, 2009

Family Sunday Park

It seems to be a tradition already that every Sunday we head to the city's park with our mountain bikes and inline blades. My mom had to wake us up that early while she was on her jogging shoes.hahahhaha!

We did spend more than an hour at the park and I did my practice driving on our family van. Yepey!!!! I have to learn really how to maneuver the vehicles since my job requires a number of sudden travels.

If the weather continues to be good, perhaps in the coming days, my husband and I can hit the road again with our bikes.


My Blogging Family

General Santos City Bloggers

When we were not that busy yet on our store and on my work, my sister, husband and I usually joined General Santos City bloggers' getaway.

We had this picture when we were invited to a local restaurant. We simply had fun and good meals.

They plurk nowadays but we simply didn't have the time to join them. Now, we missed most of their activities, but we still hope to join them in the coming months.


My Co-Workers a.k.a Mentors-Friends

These are my other co-workers before when I stayed in Zamboanga City for seven years as one of the administrators. They are way older than me but I do consider them as source of wisdom and sisterly love.

I really miss them a lot and my former dean. I wish to see them though in my next visit to my old city.


My Other Closer Friends

When I grew up in Gensan, I only had one closest friend, but we simply drifted off from one another that I had to look for other friends. I ended up with these two classmates of mine from college.

One of them was my dean from my previous school. Funny, how things are when you grow older but still buddies.

My other friend is still single but searches for another love. We still have to play matchmaking for our friend.


Who Were You In High School?

You Were the Brainy Kid

In high school, you were acing AP classes or hanging out in the computer lab.

You may have been a bit of a geek back then, but now you're a total success!


Are You Like Your Mom?

You Are Totally Like Your Mom

You and your mom are practically clones.

You think alike, and you even seem to read each other's minds.

And while you get along well now, you probably fought when you were a teenager.

You're definitely you're mother's child... and that's just fine with you.


Fun Family Recreation: Airsoft War Game

with former colleagues on war game gears and guns


Tattooed Sisters!

with sister in-law and husband on henna tattoo!


The Wacky Mother-Kid Tandem


Best Friends: Family

On the wedding day of one of my best friends,
the groom could only smile about our incessant complaints LOL!

Do you have friends who have been with you since you were mouth drooling or with running nose or when you had your first heart aches? I did and they have been my friends for 22 years now.

We stand by one another through wedding, birthdays, births and deaths and insanities. hahhahah! I miss them a lot though.


My Blogger-Friends

with my husband, sister and blogger-friends

When we were just starting with our blogging passion, we met sweet people from the blogging community here in Gensan. This photo in December 2008 was our second get together since Mindanao Bloggers Summit. We had great time singing from Video K. hahahahah!


Sibling Photo Shoot#4

with other sisters, brother in-law and my kid

This photo was taken while on board a small boat from a short-trip vacation in the beautiful beaches of Samal Islands.


Sibling Photo Shoot#3

We have this picture when the Gensan Bloggers joined the Davao City bloggers for Food Appreciation Tour(FAT). We then had great time putting on our Zipline gears and wailed over meters of suspended rope. hahhahah!


Make Your Kid Love Books

Kids copy what they see from their elders. So, if you want your kid to adopt your passion for something, show it to him and invite him to join you. You will both love the time and the fun.


My Jollibee Kid

Who does not like Jollibee? My kid and nephew sure love this big guy. I think for one, they like the chicken and spaghetti and the toys!

Got this old picture of my kid hanging on with Jollibee.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Sibling Photo Shoot#2

with sister, Tammy


Fun Beach Photos For Us

enjoying the captivating beach


Concert with Family

Concert Center Stage

with younger sister, Xeria

A day before Father's Day, we joined the TM Astig Concert of Parokya ni Edgar. We were quite early for the concert but the roof top area of KCC Mall Gensan where the concert was held, was already half-filled.

We had fun with the first local band that played but were asked to go right away since my parents forced us to go home after hearing a local violence in a neighboring municipality. Arrrgggh!


Sibling Photo Shoot#1

The Charles Angels (wannabe's)

We simply love to have some fun camera moments. In celebration of Fathers' Day and my kid's birthday, we ended at Gumasa, Glan and had the fun time of our camera life. hahahhaha!

My other sisters were just as bold!


Monday, June 22, 2009

The Struggle of a Working Mom

After a week of work as a project officer in a semi-private organization, I somehow get used to my 8-hour job (that sometimes extends to 10-15 hours), new colleagues and mentally and physically challenging pressures. I could not count the number of meetings that I had to attend last week from the 4-days of my office assumption.

I feel guilty with my kid since I have very meager time to help him out in school. It is just a relief that the entire family helps and supports me and the schedule transition.

I am bound to leave for Kidapawan City tomorrow, a 4-hour road trip from General Santos City and may stay over night, should the transportation will constrain me.

Being a working mom is quite a job in a circus, too many works but with too little time.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Our Family Celebration

with house helpers, parents and siblings, and the little boys

What could be more fun than celebrate occasions like birthday and Father's Day with loved ones? I did enjoy the weekend with the preparation we had to make for my kid's birthday and my pop's and husband's big day.

We had few hours in the fine white sand of Brod Louie Resort and Spa in Gumasa, Glad but we enjoyed the occasion well. We concluded our celebration with a sumptuous dinner at home.


Fun Father's Day Celebration

Father's Day was on the very day of my kid's birth. We simply hit the road and went to an hour of road travel to a very nice beach here in Gumasa, Glan. The sand was white and fine and the surrounding was simply captivating.

We wish to plunge into their white waters but at that morning, the sea was consumed with low tide that we went home around lunch time.

We had fun, and my father and kid had forsure, enjoyed the time away from works and house chores. Happy fathers' day to all dad's.


Friday, June 19, 2009

My Distant Sister

with my younger sibling and nephew

I have three other siblings, but my sister, Mary Anne who works as a Electrical Project Designer, opted to work outside our city. We only get to see her whenever there is a family occasion or if her work permits her to travel.

We really miss her a lot if there are family celebrations. We can only contend ourselves with phone and internet calls and text messages. Distant or not, I love my sibling.


Crazy Sisters!

with my sister, Tammy

My sisters and I simply love to pose for camera shots, we are simply ramp wannabes.hahhahaha!


Family Dining

On my parents' wedding anniversary

One thing we always love to do is dine in a resto bar. Although, it drains our budget but it is always quite fun to eat and celebrate together.

We normally hang out in the same place with common menu selections.hahhahahah! We even all agree on the kind of food we must order.


How Do You Really Feel About Your Family?

You Feel at Peace With Your Family

You are very quick to forgive your family for wrongdoings. You don't expect them to be perfect, and you try to help them out whenever it's possible.

You have confidence in your family to take care of itself and make good decisions. You especially have this confidence in the younger generation.

While your parents made mistakes, you forgive them and accept them for who they are.

You are honest and very outspoken with your family. You sometimes hurt feelings by saying things they don't want to hear.


Family Getaway: Get Wet

with my other family members on a hot afternoon

Whenever we have the time and budget, we simply hit the road and go somewhere, like the local pool. The kids simply love the time!


We Rock!

There is no perfect formula to raise a family. Everything is a test of character, and common sense. My family is quite crazy; we have our own lapses but perfect or not, you can't break from family. So, we might as well endure or accept it.hahhahahah!


Worldwide Fathers' Day

On June 21, 2009, A number of countries shall be celebrating Fathers' Day to honor all the dads to complement Mothers' Day.

The celebration varies in different countries though. Below is an example of the difference in dates.


Gregorian calendar
Occurrence Dates Country

January 6

Flag of Serbia Serbia ("Paterice")*

February 23

Flag of Russia Russia (Defender of the Fatherland Day)*

March 19

Flag of Andorra Andorra (Dia del Pare)
Flag of Bolivia Bolivia
Flag of Honduras Honduras [10]

Flag of Italy Italy (Festa del Papà)
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Flag of Macau Macao (Dia do Pai)

Flag of Portugal Portugal (Dia do Pai)
Flag of Spain Spain (Día del Padre, Dia del Pare, Día do Pai)

May 5

Flag of Romania Romania (Ziua Barbatului)

May 8

Flag of South Korea South Korea (Parents' Day)

Third Sunday of May

May 18, 2008
May 17, 2009

Flag of Tonga Tonga

Ascension Day

May 1, 2008
May 21, 2009

Flag of Germany Germany

First Sunday of June

June 1, 2008
June 7, 2009

Flag of Lithuania Lithuania

June 5 (Constitution Day)

Flag of Denmark Denmark

Second Sunday of June

June 8, 2008
June 14, 2009

Flag of Austria Austria

Flag of Belgium Belgium

Third Sunday of June

June 21, 2009
June 20, 2010
June 19, 2011
June 17, 2012

Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua
Flag of Argentina Argentina [11]
Flag of the Bahamas Bahamas
Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh
Flag of Barbados Barbados
Flag of Belize Belize
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Canada Canada
Flag of Chile Chile
Flag of the People's Republic of China People's Republic of China**

Flag of Colombia Colombia
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica [12]
Flag of Cuba Cuba [13]
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Ecuador Ecuador
Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia
Flag of France France
Flag of Ghana Ghana
Flag of Greece Greece

Flag of Guyana Guyana
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of India India
Flag of Ireland Ireland
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
Flag of Japan Japan
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia
Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of Mauritius Mauritius

Flag of Mexico Mexico [14]
Flag of Burma Myanmar
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
Flag of Panama Panama [15]
Flag of Paraguay Paraguay
Flag of Peru Peru [16]
Flag of the Philippines Philippines [17]
Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Flag of Singapore Singapore
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Flag of South Africa South Africa
Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
Flag of Turkey Turkey
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom

Flag of the United States United States
Flag of Venezuela Venezuela
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

June 17

Flag of El Salvador El Salvador [18]
Flag of Guatemala Guatemala [19]

June 21

Flag of Egypt Egypt
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Syria Syria

June 23

Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua
Flag of Poland Poland

Flag of Uganda Uganda

Last Sunday of June

June 29, 2008
June 28, 2009

Flag of Haiti Haiti [20]

Second Sunday of July

July 13, 2008
July 12, 2009

Flag of Uruguay Uruguay

Last Sunday of July

July 27, 2008
July 26, 2009

Flag of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Second Sunday of August

August 10, 2008
August 9, 2009

Flag of Brazil Brazil
Flag of Samoa Samoa

August 8

Flag of the Republic of China Taiwan

First Sunday of September

September 7, 2008
September 6, 2009

Flag of Australia Australia
Flag of Fiji Fiji

Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

New Moon of September

September 29, 2008
September 18, 2009

Flag of Nepal Nepal

First Sunday of October

October 5, 2008
October 4, 2009

Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg

Second Sunday of November

November 9, 2008
November 8, 2009

Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Iceland Iceland

Flag of Norway Norway
Flag of Sweden Sweden

December 5

Flag of Thailand Thailand

December 26

Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria

Islamic calendar
Occurrence Dates Country

13 Rajab

June 18, 2008

Flag of Iran Iran[21][22] Flag of Pakistan Pakistan

*Officially, as the name suggests, the holiday celebrate people who are serving or were serving the Russian Armed Forces (both men and women). But the congratulations are traditionally, nationally accepted by all fathers, other adult men and male children as well.[citation needed]
**In China (under the title of Republic of China, still under Nationalist rule at the time), Father's Day on August 8 was first held in Shanghai in 1945.