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Archive for December 22nd, 2018


Have you heard of this?  Have you read it? The cover says how passion in your work and life can turn the ordinary into extraordinary.

Last night when Josef came home from work, he gave  me this book called The Fred Factor. He told me, it is not his Christmas gift  but just thought I would appreciate having a copy  of my own. Not much into reading self-help books nowadays but this seem to be a good one.

“People doing good work feel good & people doing exceptional work feel, exceptional. Accomplishments contributes greatly to satisfaction.” 

“You are the spark that sets others on fire when you initiate.”

“The only thing better than an acknowledgement is action.”

These are just some of the lovely quotes from the book. I wish I could read this before the year ends. Could I ever be a Fred?

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Remembering Christmas past.

This would be the first time that we won’t be complete on the 24th which is Christmas Eve. Josef still has to report to  work on the 24th but it is a special holiday here.  Nissa, Obet and Nate are coming over though but they won’t spend the night here because Christmas day happens to be Tuesday and they will spend  it with my son-in-law’s family. The following day is a regular work day.

In the past we would be busy preparing for Noche Buena  right after the evening mass and wait for 12 am  (Christmas day) to partake of the food on the table and open the gifts afterwards. We would always sleep late and wake up early again to attend Christmas Day mass.

I was looking at some of the photos I uploaded at  Photobucket and found  some Christmas photos.

We didn’t put up this Christmas tree this year because we have Oreo now.  He would play with anything he could reach and those Christmas balls would be added attraction to him. It’s a seven-foot tree. I don’t miss it much though because it is a little hard to dismantle it afterwards and clean all those decor before returning them back to their boxes. It is always exciting of course to put up a tree. Sadly,  we have never experienced having a real tree because we simply don’t have them here.  Even stores except for S & R and probably Landers now don’t sell real pines.  Next year, I’d like to decorate a small  one that would fit a side table.

And I’m in a quandary to take out or even display the gifts for the family this early. Oreo might play with them too. He played with my indoor plants last night 😦

This morning, I went to the wet market to buy some fresh ingredients for my pasta. I was thrilled when two of my sukis gave me a pretty small utility bag and a big bottle of patis (fish sauce). Such generous gestures. I receive gifts from them both every year.

Christmas clock says it’s two days, fifteen hours to go before Christmas.

 

 

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