The last remaining student in the family will be graduating soon. It’s on May 13th, to be exact. The entire family is beaming with pride. Indeed, we are proud of Jodie, our bunso who is graduating with a degree in Bachelor in Banking and Finance from a state university. We’re also glad that all four of us siblings in the family have already finished college. Our parents have finally fulfilled their dream of giving us the best gift they could give us — education.
Anyway, Jodie’s journey to graduation wasn’t an easy one. For one, she was a working student (though it wasn’t forced on her). She really made use of her time wisely so she could earn money while studying. Her patience and faith were also tested during her final semester where she had to complete her graduation requirements before getting into the list of candidates for graduation. She was lacking her form 137-a, of all documents! I didn’t know what happened there but it must be the result of some kind of negligence from either the university, the high school or my sister herself.
Posted in Family First
Tagged 2014 graduates, college graduation, family matters, happy moments, Joulydie Mabalay, love, milestones, new graduate, PUP graduate, sibling love, siblings, working student
I had my hair cut last Saturday. I found it quite a challenge to wear my hair long in this kind of heat so I chose a short hair style for myself. It was a good decision. Now I feel better than ever. Haha.
Volume kung volume, diba? I plan to get a rebond or a straightening treatment (as my past rebond treatments didn’t have a lasting impact on my hair) soon so pardon the waves for now. Actually, a friend said bagay naman the waves. Let’s see if my mind will change because of that compliment.
Last weekend, the hubby and I, along with my brother, traveled to Porac, Pampanga to check-out The Sandbox. It’s an outdoor adventure park, the first of many attractions in Alviera, a township development in Porac, Pampanga by no less than the Ayala Land group. It was a sort of “preview” of the place and its offerings before it officially opens to the public this coming April 12th.
Of course, we had so much fun! I, for instance, got to try two rides there: the Giant Swing and the UTV. I truly enjoyed both. Overall, it was a great outdoor experience that let us have fun and adventure while still communing with nature. The place is definitely far from where we live but going there just to try it wasn’t a bad idea at all.
Posted in Travel Time, Weekend Stories
Tagged Alviera, Ayala Land development projects, how to spend the weekend, Manila Life, Manila weekend, Pampanga, Porac, the Sandbox, weekend in Manila, weekend stories, weekend tales
I used to document my summer getaways (I called it “summer adventures” then) through posts in my old blog. They used to be plenty and memorable and fun. As I’ve aged, they became fewer and fewer and I didn’t know why. It must be because I’ve become busier than ever. It must be due to the fact that I’m now not as adventurous as before.
But still, I continue to want to have my dose of summer getaways. I guess summer has that effect on people. It makes us feel vibrant and adventurous and young. It makes us push for fun activities that would enable us to see new places and meet new people. It makes us long for the outdoors and for us Pinoys, the three top things associated with the season: sun, sand and sea.