From A (Busy) Working Mom

My dearest lifessweetbittersurprises,

How are you?

If you can talk to me, I know you’ll say “Mae, you’ve been ignoring me.” and  you’ll put up a face like this :(.

Please don’t think that I am ignoring you. I am not and will not.

I am glad that even in my absence, people around the world keep you company. Thank you to the new followers and for all the likes and comments while I was (and will be) busy at work.

 I miss you. I miss writing and reading the wonderful blogs of people we’ve met here. I’ve spent hours last night and this morning to read some of the posts. I had a great time!

The 2 weeks at work had my time occupied. I am still in the process of learning about the companies assigned to me, how they handle their accounts and so on. I have to meet 2 deadlines this February – management reports and audit. I know it’s boring stuff for you so let’s leave it at that.


Work-Home. Work-Daughter-Less Sleep. This was my routine for the past two weeks. The time I spent with my daughter was becoming lesser. I know it’s not a good thing for her and for my health but I hope this will change in the coming days.

Anyways, I have wonderful colleagues. I’ve learned a lot from them – good and bad. Something for me to think about in the future.

I also received a good news last Tuesday. But that I have to tell later. It’s something about a plan I have been pursuing since December last year.

I am on my day off and I am spending it with my daughter. I’ll see you soon. Happy Weekend!






From Earth to Heaven

July 2, 2011 (I found this letter among my email drafts. I just don’t know where to send it.)

From Earth to Heaven

To my Lolo Felipe and my Lola Fely,

Years passed and I am still missing you. I often look up at the sky at night, search for the brightest stars and whisper I love you. Somewhere there I know you can see and hear me.


“Lolo, I want that guava on the right!”

“Lolo, I want the bigger one!”

“Lolo, more!”

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Boldog nevnapot kívánok!

From Across the Miles

November 17, 2012

To Mr Leo DIY,

I know you are not thrilled to celebrate your name day but I am. We are actually. Why? Because in the Philippines, we don’t have name days, as simple as that. 😀 Imagine if we have, then it’s like having our birthday twice a year without getting old, twice the gifts, twice the celebration, twice the fun!

So Mr., just smile and enjoy the day! We will not be able to taste the food, beer, vodka and palinka that you will be offering to your guests, poor me, but that doesn’t mean you get away from it. You just have to send some of those palinka here. 😀 Kidding.

Boldog nevnapot kívánok! And remember, you are named that way because that’s who you are – a good friend, a man with a big heart!

With lots of hugs and smiles and love,

Your Hard to Deal with Pretty Asian Friend with Christmas Earrings (I still don’t agree with the hard to deal with part!)

Off I go to my daughters Star Scout Camp. Be well and Be safe!