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Wedding Anniversaries

Friday, 29 October, 2010

My parents have been married for 26 years and I am a living witness of their happy and successful relationship. I’m lucky to be their eldest daughter. Having five siblings and being born to a middle-class family is such a wonderful blessing from above. Why not, our parents only think of our future by loving us selflessly and providing our needs. And I wonder, do they still have time to celebrate on their own? My father is a farmer, my mother is a vegetable vendor. She sells what we harvest from the field. During busy days, you can find them weeding and fertilizing the crops. They always work hard. Together.

I admire my parents so much. They are not motivated by the material things around them. They are inspired by their kids’ achievements. They speak the language of love in a different way. I can’t remember our gifts to them when they celebrated their silver wedding anniversary last year. It’s not a grand celebration anyway, just the family members feasting on home-made dishes. The simplicity of our life is incomparable to others.

How about the others? What are the sources of their happiness? I am intrigued by the life of rich and famous people. How does an elite celebrate his or her birthday, graduation day, or the tenth wedding anniversary? I guess it’s always grand and splendid. But I have doubts if it can make them truly happy. Real accomplishment can’t be seen on your possessions but on your relationships.

When I get married, I want it to last forever. I want to look forward to every anniversary and celebrate it with simplicity just like what my parents are doing. My husband need not say “I love you” through a bouquet of roses, I’d rather feel it through hugs and kisses.

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Lovely roses, as sweet as you!

Gift-giving during special occasion is actually a good practice though the success of celebration does not solely depends on it. When shopping for wedding anniversary gifts by year, something that symbolizes the couple, what they’ve been through and what they really like can be a perfect gift. After all, it’s the thought that counts. So go ahead and celebrate your tenth wedding anniversary in any way you like!

Day 24: Dearest Mom And Dad

Sunday, 26 September, 2010

I’m confused whether or not this is the right time to confess… I’ve been keeping a lot of things from my parents. If I am to write them a letter… it will be on a piece of paper and in the native language. And then I’ll give it to them personally. For now, let me post what my heart tells me…

Happy Family_Mom_Dad

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.

Mom,
I thank you so much for all the love and care you’ve showered us since we’re born until now. Thanks for preparing my meal three times a day. Thanks for doing the laundry instead of me doing it. Thanks for fixing our bed early in the morning. Thanks for buying us our school needs. Thank you for being the best mother in every sense of the word.

I just hope you can be stronger. I love the faith I see in you. Be more positive, always!

Dad,
Thanks for being my first teacher. Even if other people always say that I inherited my intelligence from your mom, I believe that it’s your genes that made me this smart. Thanks for working hard for my tuition fees and other school projects. Thanks for trusting me that much and always praying for my success. I am lucky you’re not that strict. Even if my love for you and mom are equal, I still prefer the way you raise and discipline us. Thanks for all the support when I made the toughest decision in my life.

To both of you, thank you for being proud of me… I am sorry that I can’t be with you all the time. I’ll be always here for you. Again, my never-ending thank you. Love you so much.

*sniff*
I’m missing them real bad… 🙁
Good thing I’ll be visiting my hometown this weekend with my sister. Time to be with them again!

*This post is brought to you by The 30-Day Challenge!
•Day 24- A letter to your parents

Day 18: Moving Forward

Monday, 20 September, 2010

I have talked about my short term goals for this month. This time, let’s be more specific about the long term ones. Who knows, someone out there can help me realize them… 🙂

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Embracing life...

• Own a house and a car (and of course to learn how to drive that car!)
• Put up a restaurant business or cake house/bread shop.
• Have my own online business, most likely SEO firm!
• Get married and live happily ever after. So excited to have my own happy family!
• Travel around the world, 3 international tour per year will do.
• Extend help to other people especially the needy, children and elders. I want to touch more lives…

Hmmm… that’s all I can think of right now. 🙂

I can feel that… all of these dreams, are just few steps away from reality…
Hold my hand and walk with me, will you?

*This post is brought to you by The 30-Day Challenge!

•Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have

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Day 08: From Good To Great!

Saturday, 11 September, 2010

I’m not a superstar but I have my own shining and shimmering moments! Lol. So, what do I want to accomplish for this month?

Let me commend myself first for being soo organized lately. Not the OC-ness, it’s really a job well done! *wink wink*

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Keep up the good work!

For the fast few days, I was able to:

• pamper Chandler! I have organized everything on my laptop from desktop shortcuts to hidden folders, file compression and icon arrangement, program and features management, changing of themes, archiving and so on. Feels so good!

• update, compile, and back up my 15 blogs! Amazing, right? If you wish to see them, they’re under Link-EX, the bottom list. 🙂

• download pending movies and animes

• finish August project with the client

By the end of September, here are the things I’d like to accomplish:

• perfect attendance at work – No late and absences because it can greatly affect my stats and schedule for the coming months.

• organize my wardrobe – About time to let go of clothes that do not fit well anymore! Oh, I’m getting bigger. Haha. My closet is overcrowded, too. Needs a major overhaul.

• find a promising and stable online job. I’ve got no time to search for extra online jobs and blog posting opportunities are limited. I’m saving up for my car. LOL. (mental note: short-term goals, please!)

Those three will do. Of course I have more but I don’t wanna feel any pressure right now. 🙂 Plus, some are long term and I have to review my goals and do reality check from time to time.

*This post is brought to you by The 30-Day Challenge!

•Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why