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Just got home from the Good Friday Celebration at a nearby Church where my brother lives in Lipa, Batangas. The church was full of people, celebrating the Goodness in today’s celebration, so me and my family just stayed at the side benches and while waiting here’s a picture of us, my younger brothers, my husband and my little boy, picture taken by my older brother.
Today is an important moment for my son in connection with his Catholic Faith. Every time we go to mass and he sees me taking the Host in the communion he would always ask me how does it taste and when can he eat it as well. I explained to him the important of receiving the Holy Communion. He is now in grade 2, so at the start of the school year, I immediately asked the school office I they have first Holy Communion even though they are a non-sectarian school. Good thing they can coordinate with the parish Church so they can participate in this year’s First Holy Communion celebration. Since the start of the school year, they would have catechism at school, teaching them about the bible and the importance of the Holy Communion.
And finally, today, he is ready for the occasion. Just look at him, he is a big boy already and he is so excited to go to the Church and accept Jesus through the Holy Communion.
Accident happens anytime, at a time that you least expect. Yesterday, my mom met an accident. While crossing a street she was accidentally hit by a motorcycle! Yes! By a motorcycle which is our means of transportation for the past six years, and even mom has their own motorcycle!
My mom, looking at the driver’s situation as well, didn’t let the ambulance take her to Medical city but instead at Pasig General Hospital. She just didn’t look at her situation but still manage to be kind to the driver not to let him pay expensive hospital charges. In the end, my mom’s right leg has to be cemented since x-ray result would be out next week, and there is a suspicious broken bone somewhere near the knee, and the right feet has damage as well. Seeing, my mom’s situation, I think she will be needing a mattress as soft as naturepedic classic so she can be comfortable as she lie and sit as she won’t be able to move and bend her right leg.
I know she will be able to recover fast and there will be no severe damage on her right leg or any part of her body because a lot of people is praying for her. And I hope you too would pray for her. Thank you.
The month of July is special for my husband’s family because all of the four siblings are celebrating their birthdays on July. My husband’s older twin brothers, Mark and Michael are celebrating their birthday on July 22, while their youngest, Mardi is on July 4. My husband, Manuel will be celebrating his birthday on July 7. And yes, all of their names are starting with the letter M. The twins are the ones on the sides, my husband the one wearing black and the youngest is wearing green.
We will have a small get together and celebration on Saturday here at home and hopefully his brothers and father would be able to come so they can talk to their youngest brother who is in abroad. We don’t have monitor stands here but I think the web cam and monitor will be good already so they can talk to Mardi even for awhile, they would just take turns with the headset.
Anyway, just want to greet the four guys, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
It’s part of my husband’s family tradition to walk from Baesa, their hometown, to Antipolo Church every Maundy Thursday. Some of the family would prepare the food that would be given for those who are walking. There’s a certain place near junction wherein the walkers would stop, take a quick rest and eat the dinner being provided. It’s not my first time to join this tradition, I have tried walking when I was younger together with my friends but we came from Makati and from a fast food duty, so that time we decided to have a ride going to Megamall and just started walking from that point.
This year, I and my husband decided to walk from Baesa to Antipolo and since we live in Cainta, we have to travel first to Baesa on Thursday morning and start the walk in the afternoon. My husband was able to borrow a pedometer, a device that counts the steps of a person, we were able to record how many steps we had. It took us 27, 239 steps to Antipolo and has spent almost six hours of walking. We passed by different streets, seen different buildings, houses with gardens but didn’t see compost tumbler. We had around 12,000 steps already when we had our break near Junction, and from Junction to Antipolo, our son tagged along. With our son, we have another 15,000 steps more or less to Antipolo Church. Along the way, it was tiring, sweats are dropping, my son keeps on asking if the Church is near already but when we reached the Church all the complaint and exhaustion was gone.
*sorry for the photo quality*
In celebration of my son’s birthday we went to Baguio for a weekend getaway. One of the places we visited was Mines View Park. When I was younger, I was able to go to Baguio already but I can’t really recall everything but I know I have visited Mines View Park many times.
Much to my surprise this park was turned into shopping area. There are a lot of stalls which sell different items like bonnet, scarf, souvenirs, food and a lot more. Good thing I didn’t find a ski jackets or I would really be in shock. There are photo corners, you can have your photos taken with a dog or horses or even senior citizens who would wear native costumes. The park is so commercialized already but still the view is beautiful.