Dec 29, 2011

Merry Christmas

We had a very simple Christmas celebration this year and we only prepared few dishes since there were only four of us in the house. My sister wanted it to be solemn and private. This year has been a sad Christmas for our country because of the unexpected events that has happened especially the typhoon Sendong that hit Cagayan De Oro and Iligan so I think it's just right for us to have a simple celebration.

Gosh! Terno ang blouse ko sa curtains! Hahaha!

We had kebab with grilled veggies, adobong kambing, chopsuey, lechon paksiw and brownies for Noche Buena. We drank wine too. Though there were only four people in the house, I got really tired afterwards because I helped my sister in preparing the food and cleaning the house. I really had a long hours of sleep after that.

I was very happy with the gifts that I've received this Christmas. They will be very useful for me. ^_^

Paul gave me three gifts and I don't know why.
1. Volleyball. He knows that I'm so stuck with this sports so much.
2. Big drinking class. He also knows that I always and has to drink milk since I already have Osteopenia.
3. Perfume. I don't know why but he told me that he has no idea on what else to give me.

Of course my family also gave me gifts and I was really surprised with what they gave me.
1. Accessory organizer. I got this one from a friend when we had an exchange gift. Now I can put some of my accessories here.
2. Cash. My BIL and mom gave me money. My mom always do give me money during Christmas.
3. Blackberry Curve. This was really a big surprise for me 'coz I didn't expect that my sister will buy me a cellphone. She is very kuripot.
4. Birkenstock. It was also given to me by my sister. She bought this when she visited my mom in Germany. I love this slipper because it's very comfy and stylish.

I've posted this topic late since I've been busy attending celebrations and gatherings most of the time. Time flies so fast and 2012 is just around the corner. Looking forward for a better future for us and our country.

Dec 17, 2011

Family Get-together in Matabungkay, Batangas

This is another late post that I have kept months ago. Our family went to Matabungkay to enjoy our summer. We heard that there are bamboo rafts with huts that we can rent for the whole day there so we did a reservation through a referral. The raft was sailing the whole day at the beach so we brought everything we need in there. The raft has a small hut where we can take a little rest or if we want to change clothes. The scenery was great and the beach water was very clear.

This was not exactly our raft, I just want to show you how it looks like. Ours is bigger than those since there are more than 10 people in our raft. We also also had barbecues while our raft was sailing courtesy of the owner of the raft. They are really accommodating and friendly.

Cool! I saw a man selling ice cream on the beach. His box has a floater so it would just float on the water.

It was really a total relaxation for us since we all just swim and eat the whole day. It was a time wherein we had to forget stress and just enjoy what we're doing. I had fun looking over the different colors and types of fishes and corals. Manong, one of the owners of the raft guided me on the part where I can lots of fishes and corals. Of course I took some pictures of them but too bad my camera is not an underwater camera so I wasn't able to get nice shots. I guess I should buy one since I love going to the beach.

Anyways, I still managed to take some quite nice photos... just a little blurred though:

We saw lots of starfishes here. They come in different sizes and colors.

We saw lots of sea urchins while on our way back to the shore. Scary!

Dec 7, 2011

Reunion with my Former Co-teachers

I used to work as an ESL Teacher to Korean students before. This was my very first work and the kind of work that I really loved doing. I was able to learn a little something about Korean culture, language, etc. I'm a fanatic of Korean drama so I guess that's the reason why teaching worked for me. Sad to say, I had to quit the job to pursue my real profession which is nurse. There are times that I want to go back teaching but I also love being a nurse.

Finally, after almost 3 years I saw my co-teachers again. Some of them are new and just met during the get together. The new teachers are nice and friendly, they share their experience on work and some already resigned as I did. Those who are still working in our company shared a lot of stories at work, some issues and of course happy moments. Honestly, I can't relate to some of them but still it made me laugh.

We ate at a Korean restaurant just few walks away from the work place. The foods they ordered are really delicious. I love the chicken which is like Chicken Buffalo. I wasn't really familiar with the names of the dishes. I was late that time because I had problems with my tummy but I was thankful I was able to make it there.

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