Sunday, May 11, 2014

To all mothers: This is for you... for us...

 "You realize that you habitually thought of Mom when something in your life was not going well, because when you thought of her it was as though something got back on track, and you felt re-energized.”

 ~Please Look After Mom~



with Ayachan (Japan 2012)

"I hate her!"

That was the line I had in my mind when I was a kid. I used to hate her. I felt she's trying to empower my existence as an individual human being. I was not allowed to do this and that. I had my first official boyfriend when I was in 2nd year college. Not allowed to butt in when she's talking. I couldn't break her rules. I couldn't even say no. Dictated every move I should make. I really couldn't understand her. I was crying in my room every night. I really really couldn't get her point not until I grew up to be a woman. Now, I perfectly understand her. She molded me to be not just a woman but as a strong-minded, unconstrained and a sensible lady. I am here because of her. She's my strength and my weakness. She's my best friend. She's my life!
Mama, you never leave me alone. I am truly grateful that He gave me you.
From your family, everyday is Mother's Day!


Note: Aya's FB post, so touching that it made me cry. (sorry for being such a hovering-BS-kind-of-mom...)  

with my 1st and my 3rd...
My 3rd wrote with this picture..."Wala ng hihigit pa sa PAGMAMAHAL ng isang INA sa kanyang mga ANAK."

Happy Mother's Day

There's never a day goes by na hindi ko naalala ang nanay ko sa tanda kong ito. But we've just got to move on and deal with what is ahead of us, more importantly to do our role as mothers. If I will compare my kids to the younger me then...I am in no match. I wonder how life would be had they been hardheaded or ballistic like me before...always wanting to prove my point. Yes I got some petty issues before with my mother that I thought was so big...if life can be rewinded, I probably would deal with it not the way I did that usually makes her broken-hearted   (...cue music)


To my NANAY, I know you are just watching over us...and am sure you are proud of me because I raised your grands much better than my person... and I will do the same for your future greats. I love you nanay... for giving me life and for raising a strong person that I am today... <3 p="">





Sunday, April 27, 2014

Oh dear...

Wow...I see it coming ;(

 It is likely to happen...with AC running for some hours a day, para sa isang simpleng pamumuhay this is too much to bear.  At tipid na tipid pa yun. I feel like a contrabida turning it on and off again and again. I heard that is not a good idea.

 I wonder how much one super rich personality is paying, or being charged if their AC is running round-the-clock? So maybe that's why we have this pdaf hearing now. I am not rich but I still can't stand the scorching heat of summer...how much more if one is born with a silver spoon? Haha...wala ng patayan tiyak yun.


Who's your pick?!

Lol... having a broken pc for a long long time, I seldom do this...watching my fave music videos via my you tube channel and it is non-stop! This is one fine noon... and I love it ;D

Loving both version...

"I Heard It Through The Grape Vine"



PS/ super stoked watching this vid of JLegend...

Me and my perks...

I feel like am always lulled here and I am so afraid losing this page for the simple reason of being inactive. I got a friend's blog-site a visit one time only to learn that it was pulled down permanently  from the system due to same reason. What other reason could be sadder than death. Tsssst  ;(  

NOTE... I just hope they change that policy giving some leeway  to bloggers to stay in the loop no matter what reason they have for being in lull  mode as long as they do not break the terms or rules here. Paging...blogger.com... 

And to let you know that there are times when I do post some fillers to keep up, ssshhhh... so if you see some none sense posts I made... just so you know now. I am always lazying due to FB, IG'ing and other things that gets my attention and focus.  Like this one... am sort of say, reminiscing but to get things going,   here is one of the most highlighted moments of my life...ooops, I should not say that...becos every minute of our life should be treated well and highlighted as it is a blessing and always will be no matter what.

 Seven years ago, I was so cheerful when I first set foot in Japanese land...the Land of the Rising Sun. Yes, I love Japan as it is my second home since the moment I got there. And as a tourist preppy then, when I was brought to Akabane, I feel like a child feeling the winter cold of the ocean at Akabane. Brrrrr! I gathered some little things like shells, woods, barks, stones  and I brought them home here in the Philippines.

NOTE... I decided to put the word My to the title of my page here (making it My Cakes and ale )so as to give me reason and explanation why I'm posting too many of my pictures here as this is my sole reason why I blog in the first place. I want to share this specifically to my children and would-be-grandchildren in the near future.

Edited description of my blog title...
For life is not just about how we will live comfortably, or even about the good and or the pleasurable things life may bring us...as we all hope it to be.
But it's how we deal with the rough roads, or the molehills and even the mountains each of us will have to trudge as we go along everyday; with a lot shimmying when edges are sharp, while others are always cherry-picking. lnstead of brooding let us just be armed with great deal of faith and courage, coupled with perseverance and everything will just turn out fine no matter what state we are, LIFE will always be a blessing.










Saturday, April 26, 2014

Staving off depression...


A young-gay friend of mine is just wallowing in melancholy...why...his bf has suddenly drifted away. Ayun...he's into crying bouts...crying a river. I tried to appease him when I got to talk to him over the phone, and in jest told him that hindi siya kawalan if ever (am saying he is not his loss)...ay lalong umiyak (but he cried all the more). And to include some petty sibling rivalry...a play of favoritism. As a parent, I wonder how it is done...I love my kids in the same gauge because they are my kids...lahat paborito ko and I don't play favoritism...pantay-pantay. Going back, I did try to pacify him because he's skulking inside his room, baka kasi kung ano maisipan...prodded him to turn into music or watch DVD...or go to our house. I think he's in a semi-lethargic mode...I hope he'll pull himself together and be in high spirit again as his old self. Big sea...and lots of fish as the old saying goes. Well...people don't always approach a problem from a logical point of view. Hang on...you've got to keep control of yourself. Come on...it's not the end of the world...shake off that feeling in two shakes! (redundant, sorry)

Lol...it's easier said than done so to say... but am sure he'll get over this...

Friday, April 25, 2014

Blooms from heaven...

As Pablo Neruda once wrote..."You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming."

And he is so right...forever spring will be in eternity as God also loves flowers. And this eternal beauty  is only possible if we take extra care of our nature and environment. So this will only be depending on how we care about our mother earth. So let's give our own share... 

 I am so privileged  to be able to travel some and one country that I most enjoy visiting is Japan. Such a beautiful country with a mixture of both high technology and some well preserved old-agri magic where I saw most oldies tender their own little or vast land themselves without hiring too many other hands.  Many of them too are into planting vegetables and fruits like cabbages, eggplants, kiwi, persimmon and others. and mostly all organic procedure...ahhh I could still smell the whiff of animals dang. Such a joyous journey where we can learned about new things about their culture and ways that differ from our own. And I adore each journey I had and so thrilled to see how they come up with themes each time I visit the country.  But it's a different feeling when you see acres of tulips all abloom in different colors. And you'd be in awe to see high ceiling-indoor gardens with different species of plants and other variety of  succulent plants. The people there are really making efforts bringing their best to put up a humongous fairy-tale-like-gardens.I always say a silent prayers to the one up above for giving us these beauty... In all my visit, I never had seen any one of them touching any of the flowers... it's how they are trained, to just look and enjoy without touching it or picking it from the stem...it is a no-no! And I admire this policy being implemented to everyone. In my mind, had I been a super rich person, I will put up a big big garden for all people to visit and see it's beauty and be relaxed... cos seeing this kind of man-made garden is just so heavenly.