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Brokenhearted but fine

My brother is in a relationship for almost a year. He met the girl in his city where he is presently working. We have heard so much good things about her through my brother. We have not meet her for real yet. We were excited to meet her personally but our excitement killed because she go back home to her province. Maybe it is not the time yet to meet her. The brother told us that he will be going to his girlfriend’s province to finally meet her family and ask for permission to marry her. We thought that all is doing well.

The brother did not stay long in her province because of his job. They agreed that the girl will be back in the city in a month. We thought that everything went well. We keep on asking the brother of when will be his girlfriend arrived because we are so eager to meet her. Unfortunately, the girl did not contacted him. She is like gone with the wind. I felt so sorry for my brother. I guess that the girl is not sincere or not ready yet to enter in the married life. Yes, my brother is brokenhearted but fine because we comforted him and talk to him that every thing will be all right and he will meet the right girl for him.

Summer bonding at Canibad Secret Paradise Resort

May 16 – 17, 2015 was the annual summer bonding of the family.  As usual our destination is at the beach, the white sand beach in the next city, the Island Garden City of Samal.  We went to three four beaches in Samal already and were hoping to visit more beaches.  There are lots of beautiful white sand beaches in this city and we love to visit one beach at a time.  Last Saturday, our destination was the Canibad, The Secret Paradise Resort.  We research it on Facebook and saw the beautiful pictures, also read some blogs/reviews of the people who visited the place.  The photos and reviews helps us decide to go and see for ourselves the secret paradise resort.

Indeed the beach is nice, the water and the area is peaceful, but the way to Canibad is not easy.  We travel for more than two hours to reach the beach.  Although the road is uneven, it was a memorable long and bumping joyride.  Traveling is fun I must say.  It was a relief that we arrived safely at our destination.  The water is so clear looking from the top.  I said from the top because the beach is downstairs.  We have to go down to 160 steps to finally reach the secret paradise.  It was a nice adventure and new experience of the family.  The long and tiring travel was paid off because of the wonderful beach and nice place but not friendly to old ones just like my father.  However, it was worth a visit.

Booked a place for the family bonding

I have mentioned in my other website about the family summer gate away. After thorough deliberation (lol), we decided when to go and which beach we will go. With the help of my dear sister, we finally decided. Basing on the photos we have seen on the internet, and reading the comments from people who already went there, we thought that the place is worth to visit. It is far from the beach we went last year, but we will be able to save some from the entrance fee. The white sand is really beautiful in the pictures and we hope that what we seen on the pictures are the same in real.

The only problem is that it has 160 steps from the parking lot to the beach/resort, and father does not like it. He is having difficulty in walking because of rheumatism. We have consider his decision as well. However, we beg for him to say yes. We promise that we will help him. After minutes of thinking the father finally say yes. We already booked a room reservation next month. We are so excited. I am pretty sure that this year summer gate away would be fun and lots of memories to cherish and keep.

Happy 68th Birthday to my Father

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Two days ago, we celebrated the 68th birthday of my father. It was a memorable birthday of my father. It is memorable because the family is complete. It is his first birthday that we have invited some of his friends and his first birthday that we really spent and money. I did not tell him everything about the plan. He keeps on asking me if my two brothers will come on his birthday. I just told him I don’t know, but in reality, I have contacted my two brothers. We secretly plan on what are we going to do on his birthday and on how are we going to surprise him.

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The plan succeeded and we are so happy that the father is happy. Some of the invited visitors came including his best friends. Also, his grandchildren are kept on greeting him. The celebration was simple but memorable. We cooked his favorite dishes, the fruit salad that he likes and the cake to make the birthday celebration complete, according to the nephews and nieces. I thank God for the 68th years of my father’s life. I wish him good health, long life, happy life, free of illness and have many more birthdays to come. We love you very much Papa even though we are not very vocal about it. Please see and feel how we love you dearly. Happy Birthday and may God bless you always!

Thanks for the treat

Indeed an unplanned happenings are more memorable. I am saying this because last Sunday, the younger brother, his wife, and their son are in the city. We haven’t seen them for almost three months and we missed them. They sent message through phone that they are in the city. They want us to meet at the mall. The timing is perfect because on the same day, the older brother is asking my sister if they could use her credit card. They want to buy new shirt, blouse and pants for the niece graduation day. They do not have cash, so they asked favor from the sister.

We spent an hour at the mall, they treat us to dinner and having our chit-chat. After an hour, it is time to wave goodbye and till next time. They have to go home because it is getting late. They will have to travel for three hours by bus. Yes, you heard it right. They live very far from us that is why we seldom see each other. We are glad that even if it is a long travel, they still find time to visit us. We can’t afford to visit them because it is very costly if we travel at their place. Also, father is too old to travel and easily gets tired. Anyways, thanks brother, SIL and nephew for the visit and the dinner. God bless you more!