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!

Love Month 2018 Swap Received Cards

I really love postcards!  Mint ones and written and stamped ones.  After the Christmas 2017 swap, I then organized the Valentine’s 2018 Swap.

The group was not as big as the Christmas swap because I limit it to 15 participants para isang group lang.  So the following cards are the ones I received for the Love Season 2018.

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— A nice card from Sir Wilz! —

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— A heart drawn in the sand. so cute, lovely, and kind of romantic. Sent all the way from New York!

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–A card showing an area an hour away from Loma Linda, the home place of Ate Joy! Thank you,
Ate Joy for this card! —

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— A personal design of sis Quelynn really intended for the Valentines 2018 swap event. —

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— Another cute card from Yvi! I love the back part because it was decorated with a gold tape. Lovely!

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— YOU from Jennifer Chan.
I love this because YOU reminds me of many songs:

YOU are the one who makes me happy when everything else turns to gray…
YOU are the song playing so softly in my heart…
YOU are my sunshine…

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–A valentine greetings from Sis Willa all the way from USA! —

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–Sakura love from Japan! Reminds me of spring.  Thank you sis, Clang!

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–Flower love from Lance! The flower is pretty but marred by that ink stamped huhuhu —

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–A quote postcard sent all the way from Hong Kong! Thank you, Joy Lim! —

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–This sweet card is from Joy Camato. The candy makes it soooo sweet! —

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–A love quote card from Sandra! So beautiful! The verse in the front is one of my favorite texts —

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–A dreamy view of the Eifel Tower in Paris. Thank you Abegail! —

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–A quote card from Maricel. Mailed from the Philippines because she was home during the swap time 🙂

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–A cute illustrated card from Sundae Domingo. Dreamy scene. —

I know another swap call will be made later this month for the Easter time. 🙂

I am really happy to receive these cards. Thank you each one who has joined the Valentine’s 2018 swap.

Christmas 2017 Swap Postcards Received

For several December now, I have been joining Christmas swap.   I was the one who organized the swap in 2016 as well as this year.  As of this making, I can sense that 2016 swap is 90% success compared to the December 2015 swap.

I am posting this so you can have a glimpse of all the cards I received for December 2016,

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1. Thank you Jennifer Chan for this church decoration card.

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2. This yummy sweet card is sent all the way from Loma Linda, California.  Thank you Ate Joy!

 

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3.  This one is so Christmas!  I love it!  Thank you Sandra Regino!

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4. An interesting one for the season.  Thank you Edcel for this.

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5.  It’s Christmas but this card was a unique one for the season.  I have this kind of card but different types of dancers. 🙂  Thank you JC!

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6.  This is so cute and lovely for the season!  Thank you, Mitch!

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7.  This beautiful sunset card was sent all the way from Japan.  Thank you so much, Sis Clang!  This came with cute stamps.

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8.  A lovely card all the way from Australia.  A perfect picture for the season.  Thank you, Cindy!

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9.  This card is from Elaine and she mentioned that this card was made by her students at Wordlab school.

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10.  A card from North Pole! Yay!  Thank you Michelle Mullins for this pretty card from winter wonderland!

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11.  This card is really new to me and I like it!  I wish there’s more like this available in Philippine stores.  I love the word “Kumusta from the Philippines” on it.  Then you, Yen for choosing this one for me.

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12.  Turtle card! Love love this.  This is from sis Vix.  Thank you so much!

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13.  This nature card is from Jay Valmonte all the way from Cagayan de Oro.  The city next to us going north. 🙂  Thanks, Jay!

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14.   This Christmas card is from Tatit. Cute and pretty.  Thank you, Tatit!

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15. Another lovely postcard with an inspiring words – sent by Anthony.  Thank you!

 

Thank you everyone for a wonderful Christmas swap.  Until the next swap!

Trending News: Lee Min Ho & Suzy Bae’s Break-up

Warning: All thoughts written here are my personal opinion.

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It seems I do not know what to do when I saw the breaking news on Youtube. As an avid Lee Min Ho fan since Boys Over Flowers, this news got me happy and excited.

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If there is one thing that LMH did and made me mum of the issue — it is his real life girlfriend.  As a fan, and I know I am not alone in this, I just don’t think SB is the one for him.  If I base it on news, it was really LMH who fell hard on SB.  Maybe SB had that kind of charm that LMH didn’t find it any of his female friends or anyone in linked to him.  So now, I do not have to worry about this, because their relationship is over! lols!

Part of my crazy heart and mind reaction was my happiness. I was all smiles and blushing. At a moment I feel sorry for being so happy over a relationship that is over.  I wanted to scream and do the giggling happiness dance.  I wish my friend Genevieve, a fan who is also crazy over LMH was in the office at that moment I read the news.  I could just imagine our screams.  Lols!

The Minshin fans clubs are now having a party for sure.  Really, I was so excited that I immediately status what I felt tagging someone who also will go gaga over the news. lols!

I clicked on the news on ABS-CBN I was amazed to see that 99% of the comment were relieved of the news. Kind of sad for their fans because their relationship lasted for 2 years. But me, i’ve been praying that LMH can realize that SB is not really for him.  I know he loves her dearly as he lavishly do things for her.  But one of life’s reality is some good things don’t last long if not forever.

You may be wondering why I became gaga with the news.  You might think it’s me head over head in love with LMH. No!  I am his fan and I love him as an actor and I am happy for all his achievements in his career and life.  I do not have an inclination to wish that I will be in a relationship (for real) with him. lols!  But if we are of the same age, then maybe I would fall in love with him in a romantic way. ha ha ha

Now the reason why I am happy with his breakup with Suzy, it is because I ship Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hae, his co-star in the drama The Heirs.

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They were still so young in that drama but they have a great friendship that they had fun doing the shoot.  It was their first work together and they both had great memories.  Fans commented that they have candid sweet moments together even though PSH always make fun of LMH.  Their tandem in The Heirs had more fans compared to LMH’ & SB as couple. lols!

Here’s a png file of one of the scenes in The Heirs. This was shoot in LA, USA.  (I <3 California shit!)   The drama was aired some years ago but if I’ll go back to LA i’ll surely buy that same kind & print of shirt. lols!

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As a happy fan, let me share some more lovely pics of this two together. They may be ad pictorials and maybe some are photoshopped, but for fandom, these are priceless images to inspire them to continually support the minshin couple and of course LMH!

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Disclaimer 1:  All images are not mine except for the screen shot of the breaking news.  I grabbed them from google 🙂