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Yes, today was not just a sea of pink, it was an ocean of pink.

This pink motorcade caravan has truly become a movement. Imagine, all over the country. It delivered a strong message to the powers-that-be. It is just like the Edsa people power back in 1986. This time, bikes, motor cycles, tricycles, jeepneys and cars are out on the streets of several places – towns and provinces all over. Even Boracay had their own pink morning.

I hope we could sustain this until the coming election in May. I’ve wished to upload photos but I am watching my free allowed spaces and photos eat a lot. I think next caravan is planned come November. The organizers said at least 10,000 vehicles in 50 towns and provinces participated.

I’ve finally found someone that I could order food from this Wednesday, a niece of one of my friends who has a restaurant here in our town. Delivery fee is minima. Lovely🍭🎂🍻

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Six to go. Yes, there are six of them running for the 2022 election for presidency, Ping Lacson, Leni Robredo, Manny Pacquiao, Bongbong Marcos, Isko Moreno, Bato dela Rosa.

Pardon if my latest blogs are all about our political situation. 2022 election is so critical, either we gain democracy by voting the right leader or we stay here while the boat is sinking. The only viable candidate among the six is VP LENI ROBREDO.

The way I understand it, the vice-president is a spare tire but during the last five years and inspite of a very minimal budget given to the Office of the Vice-President, VP Leni is focused on Covid-19, volcanic eruption, helping calamity areas that are flooded, helping those people who can’t even buy sustenance for daily living. She is always the first to respond. She is visited by the foreign dignitaries instead of their president duterte.

Bongbong Marcos is still tainted with the wealth amassed by the elder Marcos during his reign. We are still paying the billions of the ill-gotten wealth till now. Pacquiao, he might be so popular in boxing but is always an absentee senator. Useless, if the rest are qualified, he didn’t even finish high school. The rest are duterte enablers. Bato is a senator who won because of the 7-hour glitch during the 2019 election. His filing of his certificate of candidacy for president was not well planned. He was pushed by his party mates and most Filipinos’ conjecture is he is willing to have his name substituted by duterte’s daughter before November 15. I wonder why Comelec allows this. They have done it before back in 2016 when a certificate of one vying for mayor was substituted by duterte’s name. Isko Moreno, a former actor who is now mayor of Manila is so ambitious. He is a duterty enabler. In Tagalog, we call him maangas at mayabang. So proud of himself and so sure that he will be the next president.

The sea of pink as I have said before is now a movement, alive and kicking. If it is a clean and honest election come 2022, VP Leni will win.

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I have wanted to blog at the start of the month but laziness prevailed again. Haven’t been here the last four days I think. Don’t get me wrong, I was just too lazy to write. Sometimes, you lose your muse and and forget what is to write about.

I am mostly at the garden but every day, it rains at unexpected moments. I couldn’t seem to finish uprooting weeds and I have yet to start pruning the carabao grass. Gardening is a job of the hardworking🤣😅😂. And I am not one lately.

The weather here makes one lazy. I am looking forward to this month though because finally, it is my birth month. Can’t wait for the 27th. There is something about birthdays that makes one wishful, nostalgic and you remember the days of old, when you were so excited to face and dream of big dreams to happen. Then as the days go by, you finally realize that not all those big dreams come true. That one does not travel in a straight path but there are barriers you have to face. Birthdays also make us realize that we’re not just adding years to our lives but we are also growing. Hope should not be set aside because as long as we are alive, there is always hope.

It’s been two years now that we haven’t celebrated Nissa’s birthday together because of this pandemic. Good thing there is always the reliable Messenger to get us through and the ever ready Grab drivers to bring and deliver food and our gifts. We celebrated too even if there were just the four of us at home. Maybe, when Nate’s birthday and my birthday come, they’ll be most likely repeats.

The whole afternoon, I was looking for Christmas gifts for the family at Lazada. There is nothing yet except filling my cart with possible gifts and ordering gift tags and twenty five pieces of Christmas wrapper.

What did I say? It’s 83 days to go before Christmas🍀🌲☘

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Another year, another birthday. You have so many reasons to be grateful.

Wishing you the most important things in life – health, peace, love and happiness.

We are both survivors anak and we are still here, standing tall. THANK GOD.

A blessed and happy birthday NISSA🌺🌻🌼🎂🥂

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Finally, finally. Our guava tree which I nurtured for many years is now bearing fruits, they are almost the same in sizes. I didn’t even see flowers bloom. Silly me but I counted them all. There are fourteen of them🙂

It’s my unica hija’s birthday tomorrow. She’s turning 39. I guess Nate would be their only child. I would have wanted another grandchild, a girl if possible…hehe! It’ll be a second pandemic birthday for her and the last time we saw each other was last January 29 on Obet’s birthday although Obet and Nate stayed here with us last March when she was at the hospital because of Covid.

This pandemic changed everything even family reunions during special occasions. We just have to rely on Messenger to see each other. Nissa works from home and supervises Nate in his online classes. She is busy even during weekends because they no longer have a househelp.

If not for my books and e-books I’ll probably get bored staying at home. They are my constant companions.

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My head is full at the moment thinking of events in our lives.

Getting lost here. I thought today is Friday. Had to take a look twice at my cellphone….crazy.

My head is full at the moment thinking of events happening in our lives. Sad to say, my mom’s older sister died the other day. She was 99. My brothers and I are in a quandary whether to tell mom or not. She might not be able to understand that Covid is preventing us to go there because we are on a lockdown. 65 up are not allowed to go out. Mom’s sense of hearing is practically nil. My eldest brother suggested that we just tell her after the burial.

We could not even visit Alden. My aunt and Alden’s family are in the same barangay in our province.

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Covid is busy catching lives. One of my friends from Canada just informed me that one of our priest friends during our younger years died of Covid. He was 70.

Almost every month, I see some familiar names of priests, some I’ve known when I was still in UST, some I met through their online masses. I watched Fr. Eli’s homily last August 14 on YouTube. I guess that was his last.

It is sad to know that old friends whom you haven’t seen for a long time suddenly leave the scene.

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I had a little accident at the comfort room. I was about to go out of the shower area when my feet slid down and my forehead touched the hard floor. I had more than a one inch cut. Jovy cleaned it, applied wound ointment then tiny strips to close the would. Then she applied a large medical strip to hold it.

They told me not to go to sleep but I felt so sleepy after the fall. It is not painful anymore, thank God.

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Nissa, Nate and I had an early video chat this morning. It is so nice to see them again.

Nate was cuddling a dog, it was quite big. I was surprised that he is no longer afraid of dogs. He used to be with Oreo, maybe because Oreo was so playful when he was a puppy. So that big dog is a three-month old pure breed Labrador which they adopted just yesterday from Obet’s sister. How nice to see them all together.

Finally, I was able to pet Nika, our other dog from the pound. I am afraid of the other one because he is not so friendly. Although he visits the garage now and then, he turns back to the garden when he sees me. He destroyed three pots of my Amazon lily.

My little Jennifer flower

I ordered a pack of rice hull the other day. It was only P30 pesos but the plant vendor had no change. I was forced to buy another pot. This plant is called Jennifer (Jenny Creeper). First to have one like this. I’d like to buy more once they have re-stocked their supplies. It has tiny pink flowers that resemble a daisy.

I have so many plants to repot but I don’t want them to be exposed to too much water, maybe I’ll do it after the rainy season.

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I am featuring our two small doggies. It is International Dog Day today, August 26. Our pets are parts of our family too. 0ur fur babies are growing. Cookie turned a year old last August 22 but they celebrated it at Jovy’s grandma’s place.

Compared to Oreo, she is more behaved and so malambing.

We couldn’t take photos of Oreo anymore without him moving around. Last night when I took their photos, he hid himself under the bed.

Here’s the only clear one I have of him yesterday. He is beginning to have that attitude.

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