My childhood dream was to travel around the world or atleast some parts of the world and I always thought it would remain just a dream as life back then was so difficult & simple. Travel is not for us, I thought. Living in a remote area, away from the civilization, technology, malls, universities & more everything seemed so hard.
I remember when we were so young everytime we hear or see an airplane flying in the sky, we would always shout & waved our hands “bye-bye”. Such a joy for us.
What a good Lord. I started living with my dream. Who would have thought that? It never ever crossed my mind. Thank you Lord. Now I have more chance, opportunity & privilege to travel so while I am still in this airline industry, I will work hard & try to travel as much as I can. It’s my way to reward and console myself to continue working.
This was my first trip having a tourist label visa. I always travel to a “visa free/visa on arrival” country. I am so happy & proud of myself I managed to get one of the strongest visa in the world. Thank you, Japan. I will come back again…
Work, travel, save and repeat.
“Travel while you’re young & able. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.”
I started working abroad at the age of 24 and from that time on I had no chance to spend my birthdays with my family.” For so long I lost time with them. Time flies so fast that I don’t even notice my hair start growing white . I wish I can bring back time. It is really so hard to find time to spend with my family. The work, the distance and the money would not let us so whenever I get an opportunity, a time – I choose to spend it with my family over anything though some people find it odd but no way I would skip out on priceless moment with the people I love most.
Such a beautiful gift to have my family on my birthday completely plus a new baby add on to the family. It is a very rare opportunity that we can be together completely. I’m so happy that we got to redeem the time and make the most out of it. My family is very important to me than anyone else. People, friends may “come & go” but family is forever. They are the one for certain who will not leave you in bad times and stay with u no matter what, who will pick you up when you are down, who will help you carry heavy loads, who will cry & laugh with you, will protect you, will understand you, accept you with all your flaws and will love you unconditionally. I always thank God for my wonderful family. (I don’t need to look for love anywhere coz their love is all enough for me.)
Again another year older & wiser. God is so faithful and will always be. Another year of trials I overcome. His love & grace are sufficient for me. His power works best in my weakness. Without Him in my life, I would have given up in life but my faith in Him is what keeps me going. The joy of the Lord is my strength.
To my mom, God knows how much thankful I am for you. You are my personal cheer leader when I need it, you humbled me when my egos over-inflate, taught me to find the good in things when good is not around, always corrected me when I’m wrong and most specially always reminded me that life here on earth is just temporary that we have to work not only on secular life but also on spiritual aspect. I’ve learned so many things from you mom. How I wish I could be as good & kind as you. I always love & proud to tell the whole world how lucky & blessed I am that you are my mother. You are the best of the best mom. I love you.
And to my father – my supporter, who wants nothing but the best for me/us – thank you, Pa! Thank you for being such a responsible dad & for doing your best to make our family simply live life comfortably. I may not be a perfect daughter but I love you both with all my heart.
And to the man I married, Leo. To have somebody who’s willing to be with you for the rest of His life is a blessing. You are a blessing Love. Our journey has just begun. The road is not that easy as it seems, we stumbled but I’m thankful through it we learned to walk better & stronger. I just pray that God will help us fulfill our promise we made in front of Him and that we will grow together in Him. Thank you for the wonderful birthday surprise. I love you and advance happy birthday.
My birthday is coming next month and so I bought myself a unique gift – a Memorial lot.
Another year older, another year wiser and part of becoming “wiser” I learned how to use my money wisely. I’m now more focus on saving & investing for the future to survive life while I’m still alive and to prepare for death.
We are just living in this world. We can’t deny the fact that we all die and earth is not our final home. The abode of the hereafter that is truly life.
When its our time, its our time. No matter where we are or what we do it will happen that is why I made sure everything is ready before I die. I secured my death insurance and my place in the cemetery. I love and care my family so much that I don’t want them to worry about the expenses on my departure here on earth. Atleast, it will make things easier and lighter for them.
All those preparation are just temporal things here on earth. What’s more important to prepare is our lives after death – the eternal life. We must secure our place up there. The bible says “for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you – (John 14:2). You just have to “Accept God in your heart and Believe in the Lord Jesus [as your personal Savior and entrust yourself to Him and you will be saved and will have a special place in heaven. Just that simple.
I am secured and ready to die. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. (Phil 1:21)
Praying for a clean & peaceful election in Philippines today. I’ve never been so active w/ any election till now & never was a time I prayed for a Presidential candidate to win but I did this time. Every elections, there’s no difference. Everyone were the same corrupt, greedy of power & position. Again and again, nothing changed. I found no sincerity & hope to anyone of them. But this time, I found it to Mayor Duterte. I want a change and I can say only a strong leader like Mayor Duterte can bring real change to Philippines. No other candidate is so sincere as him, live a very simple life as him, talk less & do more. Some people said He is a dictator but I don’t think so coz if he is, he should have done it in Davao & Davawenyos should hav not supported him. He just want to discipline people and discipline is not a dictatorship. He loves the Filipino people but hates corruption, drugs & criminality. If we just abide by the law then there’s nothing to worry. His track records are enough proof of his excellent leadership & exceptional governance. – Making Davao one of the safest Cities in the world and establishing central 911 (the only 911 in asia) are just the two of his great accomplishments. I believe he can do it to the entire Philippines if he has a chance. Who don’t want to have a safe, peaceful & progressive country? May the Lord God will give us a strong leader who can/will heal our nation and make Philippines a better place. God bless Philippines!
We are accountable with our own decisions. One thing I appreciated so much as a Christian, is of being cared ‘by God. Favors from Him are enjoyed, blessings, happiness and satisfied life are there with Him. Every time I committed mistakes, He is there to guide, discipline and reminds me. So much I need that God never fail me. Only to understand that I am, we are accountable in every step we are doing. Thank you Lord.
I will never forget the first time I experienced a long hours delayed flights (Dvo-Mnl). Due to a bad weather the plane re-routed, refueled & parked at d runway of Clark while waiting for the “go” signal from Manila airport control. Imagine the supposed 1.5 hours flight took 8.5 hours. We got stuck inside the plane hungry & almost dehydrated as there were no foods nor water served. People started complaining and screaming. Few secretly smoke inside the lavatory which made the pilot to call for security (it could burn the entire plane) and few started to collapse but medics was to d rescue.
It was annoying & exhausting one. But I thanked God you were with me at that time. You dealed the tough situation with positive attitude, you remained calm & patience which infected me.
I realized, “if we can’t change the situation, lets change our attitude.
As what they said, there is always something good in every bad situation. Good thing we reached to our destination safe, we were able to spend more time together, talking, laughing & making some “selfies” before we parted ways in which we would have not experience when the delay didn’t happen.
Do you still remember about the “headset & the wine” when we flew in together from AUH-Mnl-Dvo? It was also a funny one. Until now I still laugh when I recall it.
Happy Birthday to the most kind, patience, understanding, caring & loving Ate.
Thank you for your attitude. For always been a good example to us.
Lets travel more together. I love you!
God bless your heart’s desires, good health & happiness you truly deserve.
Most of us are looking forward for what is best with our future, we wanted to excel, we wanted security and abundance. These are common to normal people. But we have to remember also that each and every one of us, our lovely God, before the world begun had the best plan and designed your beautiful life on earth. No matter how abundant we are right now, no matter how good the condition of our life, still something is lacking if that purpose will never be performed in our life, still we may fell discomfort, unhappy and unfulfilled. Be in mind, wherever we are whatever we do, be sensitive of what God has called you, remember God had a purpose on it why He allow all things and put us wherever we are because again He wants you to be happy and enjoy life with Him.
I had a lower right abdominal pain for about a day. At first I didn’t pay attention to it for the pain was still tolerable but then when I noticed the pain never go and found myself waking up early at 03:00Hr in the morning because of discomfort, I then decided to go to the hospital to see a doctor. I was worried for the symptoms were likely an appendicitis. The doctor have examined my blood, urine and have made an x-ray of my back and lower abdomen but they found nothing. I was a bit in relief to know that there’s no findings but I was wondering what was the caused of the pain.? Maybe I should assume it was just a muscle strain and peptic ulcer from jogging and working-out with a stomach empty before I had the pain. The doctor recommended me to undergo a “CT scan” but I refused when I came to know the amount I have to pay. It’s too much for me, it was almost half of my salary and that time I didn’t have that amount of money in my pocket. The doctor then asked me to sign a waiver and then gave me some medicines. The pain was gone the next day. Thanks God for the healing mercy.
I just realized there is nothing in our life which is more valuable than “good health.” Sometimes we work so hard to earn money that we even forget to take a rest. Our body is not indestructible if we don’t take care of our body it will just give up one day and the money we earned through hard work will only be spent for hospitalization or medications, our work will get affected until we lost our job and so as our income. Our precious time will be wasted lying down in bed instead of enjoying it, spending it with our love ones. We can’t do much and we become less productive. Everything we have – money, time and even possessions will all get into waste if we get sick. There’s no happiness & peace but pain, sufferings and expenses. We need more money for health and we must also find ways to get more health for the money.
I remember what my colleague have said. We called Him uncle for He is the oldest employee in our company. He is already 64yrs old but still fit and kicking. He works just for fun. He is funny, always giving foods to everyone and love to make dirty jokes but I learned something from Him.
He told me while I’m still young and have job I must take care of my future. I must invest on two things…Money and Health. Money to use to survive and sustain a comfortable life when I become old and jobless. And health as we get older our body inevitably start getting slower and weaker but atleast if we take care of our health we can remain fit and away from illness until we are very old. To stay fit and healthy, I must exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, stay away from bad habits like drinking and smoking and of course enough sleep and rest. Remember our health, our future depends on how we live today.
Have a happy and healthy life…Life is beautiful!!!
One passenger that I’ve checked-in a week ago sent me a “token of appreciation” in the office today. I got surprised for I didn’t expect it. I am so happy not only because of the items, a pedicure tools here that I received but for the thought that she’s delighted with the service I provided and that “I am appreciated”. Everyday at work we usually often encounter rude and peevish passengers and only few are kind to give compliments. It really feels good to be complimented. It inspire us to work best.
This passenger was checking-in on flight SQ221 @ 2010 hrs to Sydney . She came to my counter with her eyes a bit swollen. She made a last-minute booking for her mother was in a very critical condition in the hospital and was waiting for her to come. She was scared and nervous might she won’t see her mom alive. The flight was completely full so her booking was only on a “waitlist” meaning she has to wait until flight finalized and in case there’s any unclaimed or available seat then it will be given to her but if all showed up then there’s no way she can get on to the flight. I can feel the pain she’s going through and I wanted to help her but I can’t do anything, it’s out of my hand. Passenger tried to book to other airlines but they were also full.
I tried to find alternatives. I checked the next available flight which was SQ231 after midnight flight and found out it was also full but still have two seats available. I asked my Duty Manager if I could take the passenger on the flight and I got permission so I offered the passenger the after midnight flight. Passenger was happy to know that we can confirm her on the next flight. I was happy too. I thought her problem solved but when I tried to take her as “go show” on the next flight I couldn’t due to some ticket issues. Her booking was an airline frequent flyer redemption and so was not ticketed. I had to call “Krisflyer redemption Office” to rebook and issue her a ticket. Krisflyer side was also very helpful even though it’s so complicated making a redemption booking on the spot especially when the flight is full but Krisflyer made it. It took so long before everything get settled. Thanks God madam was able to fly. I hope all goes well with her mom. I finished a bit late but t’was fine. I didn’t regret getting stuck helping her. You know that feeling when you helped and made someone smile and happy, it’s the best feeling.
Make life beautiful for others! Put a smile on your their faces.
Many people around the world celebrate “Love” today. It doesn’t have to be for Lovers. Everyone can celebrate all kinds of love. It could be the love we shared with our family or friends. But the highlight of this special occasion are the “Lovers.” Mostly couples are the one who celebrate valentines day. There are many different ways to celebrate the romanctic day just like giving valentine’s card, chocolates, flowers, gifts to their partners or admirers. Some people go out for a romantic dinner date or watch tc helicon voicelive play and some may choose the date to propose for marriage just like what my boyfriend did.
Exactly one year today my boyfriend for two years and half unexpectedly and surprisingly proposed a marriage to me. It all happened in my work place. It was almost midnight when He rang me up asking me to wait for Him for he’ll gonna fetch me at work. It sound so unusual to me as it was very late at night and He just got home and tired from work but still I was clueless. I’d just thought it was just a typical date – for valentines. He showed up infront of my counter when I was about to finish my work and gave me a bouquet of flowers. After my shift, we went to a famous fastfood restaurant which was the only store open at that time. We ate and talked. He seemed nervous. He kept asking me questions about us which I felt weird as we don’t usually talk that much about us. I kept using my phone while he kept talking until he took my phone away before I realized He was serious. In the middle of our conversation, He just took out the “ring” on His pocket and asked me the question “WIll YOU MARRY ME?” Oh, what a beautiful gift. Tears fell down on my cheeks for happiness and so as his. He later revailed that to all He used to be girlfriends here abroad I was the only one He introduced to His family and I am lucky I get close to them.
I was really surprised. I didn’t expect that He would propose to me. But anyway, I said “YES!” It wasn’t the first time I got engaged. God allowed me to experience heart breaks for my own goodness. A heart break is just a blessing and protection from God. It is just His way of letting me realized that He saved me from the wrong one. God really loves me. God is an awesome God. He heals heartbreaks and if He lets someone we really love leaves and breaks our hearts, He is preparing a place for someone else to stay in our hearts, someone from God, someone who is better in every aspects than that person who leaves. Let just have faith and trust in His masterplan for us and wait patiently.
We are now one year engaged. Thanks God. We choose a long-term engagement. It’s not about needing to get married that instant as long as we know what we want, we have the same plans and common goals with our future together that what matters right now.
But I can’t wait and I’m excited to the day when everything is right for us, in God’s time and in God’s will we’ll make our vows in the altar.