Motivation

Up to know, I still don’t see myself as a lawyer in the future. It is a bad thing, right? I always believe that if you want something, you have to see it happening. You have to focus your mind that it will happen. Dream. Ask. Believe. Receive. I learned that from The Secret. I know I want to be a lawyer. And I need to see it happening.

As I was browsing through FB, I came across the photos of my friends signing their roll and it came to me: yes, I want it so bad to be a lawyer to fulfill the dream of my Dad and to give a better life to my family and to travel the world with my loved ones. Seeing their pictures signing their rolls with their family, seeing the tears of joy of their parents, seeing the smiles on their faces–these images motivate me to go on and study harder. Yes, I will become a lawyer soon. I know it will happen. Please be with me God always. Please help me to fulfill this dream.

And so, to help me see this happening, I grabbed some of their photos, which I will also post in my dream board.

This is my motivation. What's yours?

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Santa Claus Came to Town

The night before Christmas, I suddenly remembered that Santa Claus still had no gift for the little girl. I was actually thinking whether to introduce to her the concept of Santa Claus coming during Christmas and bringing gifts to children who have been nice throughout the year. Well, if you’ve seen my facebook profile, you now know that Santa Claus indeed came that Christmas midnight to give Kaila a watch. (Bought it for only S$10. Didn’t want to buy something expensive, because, first she does not know how to read time, and second, I was worried that she’d just play with it again until it was totally unusable.)

Anyway, the whole point of the post is that I had doubts whether to introduce Kaila to the make-believe stuff about Santa Claus. I myself believed in Santa Claus until I was 7 or 8, as far as I can remember. I remember getting candies and a Swatch watch from Santa. And then one Christmas, I decided to make a wish list for Santa Claus. Only to find out the next day that my wishes were not granted. My sock only contained money. (Imagine the disappointment of an 8-year old kid when she discovered that her wishes were not granted.) After that, I just stopped believing in Santa Claus. I was not disappointed that Santa Claus is not true. (At least the fact that he comes to every house during Christmas eve. I still believe that Santa existed at one point in time. Yes, there is a child in me that refuses to believe that all of this stuff is just a product of one’s imagination.) It was more of sadness and realization that not all wishes come true.

So at one point, I stopped putting socks at the window. (Window talaga and not on the Christmas tree.) I just accepted the fact that Santa Claus is either my mom or my dad. That’s why I was debating with myself whether to introduce Kaila to this make-believe stuff too. And the make-believe stuff won. Because I want Kaila to remember someday that she did get gifts from Santa. I want her to look forward to celebrating Christmas. I want her to experience the happiness and excitement that most of the kids feel during Christmas. Judging by the way she opened her socks and wore her present from Santa, I guess I was successful. 🙂

As for myself, I am happy that we were able to celebrate Christmas together. Kaila, Melvin and I with Dad, Mom and my brother. Too bad my sister stayed in the Philippines for reasons I don’t understand. I am thankful to God for this chance to be together. We did not have noche buena. There were attempts to have noche buena in the past but we were only four in the family (for Dad was always abroad) and my Mom was always the one who prepares stuff and she find it “maligalig” to cook for noche buena and all that. So we did not have noche buena. We had breakfast and then went to St. Mary’s Church for the mass. We attended the 12:30 pm mass. Afterwards, we went to the mall for some lunch/merienda then went home. Kaila woke up so early that she was tired at around 3pm. She and her Dad slept until 7pm. Then we went to Hard Rock Cafe for dinner. As simple as that, our Christmas is over. But I was happy. And contented. Could not ask for more. Thank you for all these Papa God. and happy birthday again Jesus.

Merry Christmas everyone! Here are Kaila’s photos while checking out her gift from Santa.

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Surprised

In our almost 9 years as a couple, Melvin never surprised me with a gift. I tried to be a thoughtful girlfriend during the start of the relationship but I failed. We are not really the type of couple who loves celebrating monthsaries and give gifts to each other (no matter how much I wanted it to be that way).
I had wanted an iPhone for the longest time, since the first version came out but I chose BB curve 8900 when I had the chance to buy a new phone. Despite the fact that I consider it a boring phone, which I stillk think it is, I have learned to love it because I can do all my social networking activities there. (Btw, I’m posting this via BB.) Plus I love how my fingers fit perfectly in its keypad (I have large fingers, haha). And not to forget the sound that the keys made whenever I type something.

I have given up my desire to have an iPhone. It was way too expensive, plus I already have a useful, though boring, BB. Even though Melvin is urging me to buy one, I keep telling him that I don’t want a new phone if I’d be the one to buy it myself. Nakakapanghinayang gumastos ng ganon kamahal kahit pa i-credit card ko at 0% interest.

And so… To cut the long story short, when I had already given up my wish to have an iPhone, Melvin surprised me last night with a 32GB iPhone 4S. (Sorry guys, I just had to share this, hehe). Sabi nya, later in the night pa daw nya sana ibibigay pero nagworry sya na baka makapaglinis ako ng kwarto at mabuking ko sya, haha. Naiyak ako sa tuwa. Seriously! I was touched and surprised. Kahit pa inisip ko nong isang gabi na baka may binibiling gift si Melvin sa kin for Christmas kaya sya nagpunta sa Orchard, I erased the thought because I knew my husband too well and I don’t want to be disappointed.

So natuwa talaga ko. Para akong batang binigyan ng gustong-gusto kong laruan. I haven’t felt that kind of feeling iin such a long time. Haha.

So there, I’ve said my piece. Masaya lang talaga ko. 🙂

Is it goodbye BB and hello Siri? Well, love ko pa din BB ko, I don’t think I’d give it up. Pero special si Siri syempre. 🙂

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope your wished come true!

Xoxo,
Mhel

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Share Some Love this Season

Ako na ata ang pinaka-unaware na law student when it comes to current events. I was aware that there was a typhoon named Sendong but I wasn’t that aware that it brought great destruction in Cagayan de Oro. I became aware of it only because of a FB post by my classmate, who happens to live there. And then, while everyone talked about how to give donations and show some love to fellow Filipinos there, a blog post I read talked about how the Philippine President spent his night while the typhoon was claiming lives in the southern part of the country.

I am touched by those who are willing to give and share what they have to the typhoon victims. A friend is organizing a “sharing is caring” campaign for those who want to donate something to the typhoon victims. Yesterday, the priest, in his homily, encouraged us to share some monetary donations for the victims there.

I believe everyone can share something to the victims of the typhoon. A short prayer, a small amount of money sent over the phone to Red Cross, organizing a small group to collect clothes or goods for the typhoon victims. They say Christmas is a time of sharing, giving, loving. This Christmas, let us show some love not only to those who love us but most importantly to strangers who have lost their loved ones. I believe this is the essence of Christmas. It is not just about celebrations, but also an occasion to spread love to other people.

Have a blessed Christmas season everyone!