Love Duet Champ

Practice indeed makes perfect!

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On stage is my niece, Inah with her partner performing a love duet during the school’s English Festival celebration earlier today. It’s her third performance in three years, consistently bagging the second spot. This time around she made it all the way to the top along with her partner

The song LUCKY by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat was indeed the lucky piece for them. They were very much applauded all through out their performance. I’m sure this is not going to be the last. She has still a long way to go and all the time in the world to nurture the talent that our Almighty has endowed to her.

She’s one lucky girl and we, her family are all proud of her.

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Things that Matter

When I was younger, I used to dream of working in a big company in a corporate world where I get to work in an office. I used to dream of wearing an office uniform.  It’s as if you’re looked up to by people when you’re in a corporate uniform.

I did.

To have been able to work in a prestigious, people-dreamed of sophisticated car company was indeed a dream come true. I worked as an Admin assistant and my position was envied by many. I get to go to neat places, towering hotels, converse and  dine with people over a table covered with printed burlap premier table linens. I’d say it was a luxurious experience. The only thing I didn’t realize would shatter my dream right off then was the unhealthy working environment. Unhealthy in the sense that people are not happy at what they are doing or perhaps they are not happy right where they are at that time. Of course it wasn’t part of the company’s prestige.

Teaching on the other hand, is a totally different thing. It’s not in my dream but doing still the job up to this writing, I couldn’t long for more. I started as the admin assistant and enjoyed the privilege of getting to know a lot of good  people over conferences and workshops while enhancing my professional growth. At present I am still doing the same job and teaching at the same time and this is my humble place at work.

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I’ll be in my fourth year in this job soon and eventually I’ve come to realize that this is what I really want to do. I couldn’t think of anywhere else that I would like to be. I’m happy and contented at where I’m at and think that’s all that matters.

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A Perfect Stress Reliever

A perfect stress-reliever.” That is how I described this photo when I first posted it on Facebook some months ago.

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The post was liked by many. A lot of my friends wondered and some even thought she’s mine. Well, she was. But only at that moment. Her name is Jolie, my adorable niece and right now she’s miles away from me. She’s a year old  now and I’m looking forward to seeing her again this summer.

I had this photo along with many others with her and her older sister printed out and compiled. So every time they visit especially during summer if not Christmas season, they will have something to look at and somehow look back… and perhaps laugh at…. when they get a bit older.

It’s a different feeling indeed when you’re with a baby. They have this magic that turn things light especially when they show off some giggles, pose some grin and of course when sleeping soundly as this. But when they’re under stress, it’s a different story. 😀



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