Posts Tagged ‘silence speaks’

I left the house early around 5 :30 am so I could buy breakfast at KFC after my FBS. I was on an 8-hour fasting last night for FBS today aside from three more tests that I had to undergo. I was early but I didn’t know The Medical City Clinic opens now at 7 am so I didn’t have to wait long.

I looked at the bill they charged for the series of tests, my, so costly. Imagine, four syringes of blood from both arms. Good thing, it was not so painful. I’ll be going back to my endocrinologist on Saturday. It’ll take two days before the test results are out. My endo has replaced my internist, she is both an internist and endocrinologist. My left ear is acting up again, sometimes painful but unlike before, the pain is tolerable. I like to see the result of my lab tests first before I go back to the ENT. The latter said my ear infection has a connection with my abnormal blood sugar. The things one has to sacrifice for one’s health. I am glad though that I lost more than a kilo since my check-up almost a month ago. Maybe my morning walks are helping😊.

I am not as worried with my health as I was before because I left everything to God’s will. I pray every day that I still would like to get well so I could take more care of mom and my kids. She is becoming so forgetful every day.

Our liver line Shih Tzu is already four-month old. A chubby little puppy. So happy to play with him every day.


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Good morning!

I was attending an online mass at the Manila Cathedral (I still attend online masses because of my ear problem) when I received a message from Nissa asking me if my other account at BPI is still open. After a while, she asked me to check my balance and activate my online notification through my phone. What a morning surprise, she credited my account with a big amount. Time and again, she would also credit my prepaid Globe phone. So grateful for a daughter who is so thoughtful. She was just promoted as Senior Manager of BPI two months ago. I am more excited for them to transfer to their new home eventually.

I miss those perks and benefits of being a BPI employee, the quarterly bonuses that they give without fail. Two weeks ago, Union Bank credited my account with them with their yearly cash dividends, good enough for more than a month’s worth of groceries. Such blessings, I couldn’t ask for more. I also had a nice chat with Mel three nights ago via Messenger. They are here on vacation with his wife and daughter. He said a month is not enough to spend with family here. He offered to shoulder my hearing aid but I told him there is no need. He said although he is not rich, he is so blessed and he is sharing his blessings.

Blessings abound. I have more than a week to go before my lab tests next. Enjoying my stay at home re-reading my 2011 blog posts and catching on some Lenten readings too.

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How soon could a dream

take hold in your heart?

How often does a dream

mask the harsh truth of reality?

It may take a while

It may take forever,

But you keep dreaming …still!

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Is wonderful when you are happy

But it pains you sometimes when you are sad.

Life’s surprises don’t always come in dainty packages

Of pink ribbons and lovely boxes

Life’s surprises come sometimes in inopportune moments

Catching you unaware.

You smile with a certain sadness in your eyes

You greet the day

Dragging your steps along the way.

I’m here to listen

When the time comes that you want to share

I’ll be here to make you smile again

and make you believe that life is worthwhile.

Happiness lies in your heart my friend.

And it’s really wonderful to be alive.

(reposted from September 05, 2011)

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How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success?

I always accept failures as mere challenges. Learning a lesson through failures is always a possibility, right?

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You  feel you’ve triumphed

Seeing your opponent cry

But did you ever see

The hurt look in her eyes?

You feel you have scored

Making life like it was a game

But did you ever think

That in an argument,

Nobody wins?

She hurls hurting words at you

And you do the same

But did you ever see

That she was trying to let you know

“I take that all back

Because I don’t want to hurt you.”

And behind those shouts of anger and pain

You long to see her smile again.

(Reposted from July 13, 2011. I remember during my early blogging years, comments and like were practically unheard of although visitors just came and go. It was then WordPress would get back to one’s post and you’ll read the words fantastic, amazing, beautiful etc. etc.)

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Five Lines

I caught a glimpse of you

from some recess of memory

When I woke up, I knew

It was a dream


(Another repost from 2011, that year when I managed to have 366 posts due to the Post A Day challenge. Most of my followers back then are no longer active now.

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I greet the new day with a smile and a prayer

A hope for good things to come

A loving remembrance of the past

A new lift of the heart.

Hello –

I welcome with fondness the new dawn stirring

A new day unfolding…

(reblogged from June 15, 2011)

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 Time drags –

Such endless waiting!

I ask myself when

I’ll ever see you again

Only then will this verse be complete

Only then will I sing my song.

(Reposted from April 01, 2011)

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I look at you

What seems so funny is that

I see myself in you.


I cannot touch nor feel your face

through my fingertips

Nothing is really wanting of anything

Except perhaps that old glass case

of your photograph

Sending sinews of hope.


I’ve thought I’ve learned to bury the past

Again, you came,

Disturbing my complacent breath

Renewing old dreams

At this moment, you live again

in my thoughts.


And yet –

What I only see

Is your old photograph!

(Reblogged from March 3, 2011)

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