Life Begins @ Forty-six

July is a happy month for me because it is my birthday month.  Irregardless of how my day went, I always feel happy during my anniversary of the day I was born.  I’ve known of others who feel sad when their birthday is approaching because the new year added makes them feel old.  But not me – aside from being grateful to God for a new year, I am always happy of the new year.

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–Here’s me and my daughter the night of my arrival at the island. —
Big thanks to her Omi for letting us use of the nicest room in the resort.

I was in Bohol on the exact date of my birthday.  I spent the weekend with my daughter as she was in a far away island accompanying her Omi as well as apprenticing in running a resort business.  I like being on a travel during my birthday so I was really excited to go to Bohol to visit her and also feel the place again.  La Estrella is one of my favorite places in this world. 🙂  Ask me why? Well, the story deserves a separate post.

My day started with 5 kilometer walk/run.  I feel so health conscious having lots of sweat during the early hours of the day.   After the run, I was amazed of the lovely and sumptuous breakfast waiting for me/us.


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–My birthday breakfast! —
That’s so yummy.
Thank you ‘te Inday for preparing an appetizing food for my birthday morning.

July 23 was scheduled for me to travel back to Mindanao via boat at 10 PM.  So we left La Estrella at mid day.  We spent some time in the city (me and daughter had a late lunch date) before I proceeded to Jagna.

Let me share here a couple of me celebrating the moment.  Ha ha ha

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–Emote daw! —
Thank you to the dear daughter for taking a shot of the moment. lols!

Since the restaurant of her choice is close, we decided to eat at a Chicken place. We had chicken for lunch.  Chicken is the quickest and easiest and safest meat for us to order. 🙂  For dessert, I had a scope of Dragon Fruit ice cream from the Bee Farm shop just across from where we ate.


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–Happy Me —
Enjoying the sweet cold without getting guilty of the sugar effect to my body. ha ha ha

 

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Some of the goodies I received on top of the happy and well wishes I received though Facebook, direct messages, and postcards. —
Thank you to each one of you for making my day very memorable.

One of the unique wish for my 46th birthday — To receive a total of 46 cards from friends around the world.  I will begin counting the sent cards on the first week of August.

Stay tune for the posting of long list. 🙂

This is all for now.  Until the next post,

 

Arlene
Grateful gal <3

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Here’s a glimpse of the sea/beach on this birthday morning. The sky seems gloomy because of the strong winds caused by the Habagat. The time of the year where a boat ride can be rough and scary for those who have sort of fear of deep blue waters because she or he does not know how to swim.

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I thought I could swim this day.  But the wind was just so strong.   Even the day  I arrived, the wind already sounds like I am riding a bus with an open window.  lols!

July is Here!

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I am excited because this is my birthday month.  If others feel sad that their birthdays make them old – nah for me! I love me having a new year added to my life each year.  My heart is always filled with gratitude for the awesomeness of the Lord.  Our life is a gift from Him – so we must take care of it – by taking care of it, we glorify his name.

Postcrossing | Taiwan – TW 2540170

I posted a Formosa, Taiwan card just last week. Now, I am going to post another card with similarities of the one I received last week. This made me think that maybe this card is a Formosa/Taiwan series. Because if so, then I would love to have the other cards of this series.

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Last week, I got the card through a direct swap.  This time, I got this through Postcrossing.  I am just glad the card looks pretty and clean, there were no postal marks in the back portion.  See that? 🙂