Saturday, March 31, 2007

Casa San Pablo...

Friday, March 23, 2007

Your Birthdate: November 17

You tend to find yourself lucky - both in business and in life.And while being wealthy is nice, you enjoy sharing your abundance with others.You put your luck to good use: you are very ambitious and goal oriented.Often times, you get over excited and take on more than you can manage.

Your strength: Your ability to make your own luck

Your weakness: Thinking you can do it all

Your power color: Bronze

Your power symbol: Half Moon

Your power month: August

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The End of an Era

Lately whenever I get the chance to watch TV, it is quite impossible to let a minute pass without seeing a political ad being aired. Ang daming tag lines, kanya kanyang gimik. All trying to win you with either their cute smiles or their never ending promises – which if they do intend to keep, will definitely help the country to upgrade it’s status into the first world list faster than you can say the word fabulous! Hahaha. But then again, we all know the drill. We’ve all been there and I am not fond of talking about the obvious. Hearing these people talk has made me realize how, after all these years, some things just don’t change. Eto pa rin sila, paulit ulit sa pangangako. Haha. It makes me wonder, may pag-asa pa kaya sa Pilipinas?

To those of you who know me, perhaps this may come as a shock-er! For the past couple of years, I have been an advocate of this country. Never wanting to leave and trying my best to be as “patriotic” kuno at some point. The thing is, I am not your typical Filipino who dreams of going to the US and earn dollars, lots and lots of dollars. Perhaps I’m the last of my kind. Haha. But that fact did not in any way shake my resolve. I believed that there is opportunity in this country, I believed in the idea that somehow, it is just out there waiting to be discovered. It’s just that most people are simply too impatient to actually look for it. I received offers in the past, quite nice ones and I can still remember how I wittingly tried to turn them down one by one.

Perhaps I didn’t get it back then. The idea of moving and leaving your family behind does not at all sound all too appealing to me. I remember some years ago, when my sister told me that she wanted to move and work abroad. I laughed at first, thinking that it was probably one of her jokes. But then, it wasn’t. She went on and talked my dad to it. Being the only girl in the family, of course, her planned got canned. Hihi. I remember talking to her about it, “hindi mo nman kasi kailangan mag abroad” I said, but then I was too young to actually know better.

Recently, the odds have been so forgiving into bringing me some possible opportunities once again. I must’ve done something really good that fate would still, after declining many times in the past, allow me to have something like this. I’ve talked to friends, who’ve all been giving me their full support and some good reviews. “It’s about time”, “We need you here”, sa totoo lang, ang sarap pakinggan! Hearing these words almost makes me wanna jump on the next flight out and live the life that most Pinoy’s only dream about.

Earlier this evening as I went home, I found myself staring at our front door on my way in. I suddenly realized that it’s been almost a year since we moved to this place. And somehow, things are different. I am different. Perhaps, time has helped me become more accepting. The odds have helped me become more open. And reality has made me look at things differently. Yes, I still do believe that there is still hope in this country. Baka ayaw lang talaga niyang magpahalata. In the next coming weeks/months, I may or may not need to make a decision once again. But rest assured, if I do get the chance, it will all be different.