After spending time in bloghopping, I found out that many moms like me enjoy blogging having themselves expressed their own life in this wall. Meeting other moms with same interest, reading and sharing problems, and other views help me cope up everyday things in such a fullfilling way of the other side of my life. Perhaps, inspiring each other as well. I knew it’s quite awkward sometime to open life into public (doesn’t necessarily mean all of private life) in this way, time passes by without idle time thinking about what will be my day today, tomorrow. In short, boredom that’s killing me sometime has been eaten up by blogwalking.
But there is something deeper other than this boredom or sharing.
I was supposed to close and intend to make a journal of my everyday life only for myself, but then, I chose to have another one in private and let this one open. In private, I made letters to people but have not sent them and list down every details of my life. My blog that I have kept online are not written as clearly as the one in private but the feelings and real emotions are still there.
One way of communicating our inner selves is keeping journals. Now, I am writing more for myself using my thoughts rather than thinking words to use concerning who may possibly read my journal. I have changed this outlook, freeing myself more.
I have journals in my younger days but have burned it. The last time I went home, I found one journal which I thought I have trashed too, journal of year 1993. I reread it and smile flashed in the corner of mind. It is nice to read what I’ve been through day by day in that chapter of my life. After reading, I decided to trash it since it’s been too many years back. I wanna keep a newer ones to review and sort through my feelings and see some flaws to reflect.
Not so nuts this time, looking for lighter and freer side of my life!
This is a reblog from my previous post, April 29, 2009.
My brother is finally home!
Finally my brother landed safely last Sunday. We all waited for him eagerly, also welcomed by his wife and her one-year old daughter. Had lunch with family and a little talk before they headed home. “Mano po..” not the movie but the usual welcoming gestures or showing respect for elderly.
Email from my cuz!
Got an email from her, she is now in Maryland. Just to let you know that I’m happy knowing that you’re enjoying your life and your career there as a nurse. I’m just so proud of you cuz.
Here comes another storm and this is so surprising with international name “Lupit,” ang lupit nga talaga, local name Ramil, that comes after Pepeng. They say that Filipinos are born survivor. The storm comes in three’s, visiting the Philippine Island on weekends, Ondoy, Pepeng and Ramil. Three typhoon already in a row and I hope it will be the last to hit this year. Three calamities also hit the nearby country, earthquake, typhoon and tsunami. Malacanang Palace asks Filipinos to pray the “Oration Imperata” for Deliverance From Calamities.
Our supposed family day last September 27 was postponed due to storm that hit Manila and is now rescheduled tomorrow. Instead of the fabulous event, the school launched a fund raising program for the event (auctions, cash donations, etc.) The university joined the nation in helping typhoon victims, sending medical staff to affected families brought by typhoon Ondoy. In times of crisis, you will see the real good side of being a Filipino, helping each other to survive.
It’s Monday and the weather is quite fine although two typhoon are still in the Area of Responsibility, Pepeng, now still in northernmost part of the Philippines and Quedan that is expected to head Japan making a “C-turn.” Back to back super typhoon, but Quedan spared our country and that’s because God Loves us so much. Prayers can move mountain and so with the storm. Although PAGASA stated some probability that Pepeng would make a U-turn like Reming in 2006, Filipinos remain to be positive despite of the calamities that hit the country.
Today, Pepeng is already hitting the Eastern and Southern part of Luzon. My sister who is in Batangas asked me updates of super typhoon Pepeng. There’s no electric power anymore in their place and they are experiencing heavy rainfall as of this moment. PAGASA this morning warned the public to be prepared for typhoon signal # 4. Manila right now is still at calm situation, no rain, no strong wind but I think everyone else is ready for super typhoon that is expected to hit later tonight. Honestly, in the last two days, I have prepared already my survival kit. Call me paranoid, but I think it would be better to get ourselves ready than be sorry later. Who would think that residents of Cainta and Provident Village would experienced walking on the rooftop calling for help after six hours of heavy rainfall. I watched victims of Ondoy a while ago and my heart is crying for them. Sigh. Pepeng is on the way here now but I hope this super typhoon would not make a landfall but rather head to last scenario that PAGASA earlier predicted.
We went earlier this morning in nearby supermarket. I noticed that some items like canned goods, candles, noodles, bottled water were already out of stock. Everybody’s panic buying and rushing to buy ready-to-eat food and I wonder if this is awareness or traumatic sign. On my side, it is preparing for the worst scenario but I just realized that we could not bring all of the food we had just in case Pepeng dumps more or the same volume of rain like ONdoys. So this is not awareness anymore. I don’t know the exact word to describe to people who are panic buying. Paranoid, overacting or trauma?