Feeling 25 and Thankful

Taylor Swift is feeling 22. I am feeling 25.

I am officially 25 years old and that means I am not getting any younger; but I have a lot to to be thankful for.

Wake Me Up

I am thankful to wake up feeling special and blessed.

 No matter how good or bad you think  life is, wake up each day and be thankful for life.

Made me cry. Thank you Diana!

I am thankful for my friends, officemates and classmates who remembered my birthday and even sent me touching messages.

 I make mistakes, I know I’m not perfect. That’s why I’m thankful for the true friends who stick by me knowing how I am.

My FAMILY- God’s gift to me

I am thankful for having a loving and supportive family. Spending my birthday with them is priceless.

You don’t choose your family.  They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.

#Selfie with Mama

I am thankful for being my Mama’s daughter. I miss her so much but I know heaven’s a happier place.

Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart.

Pray and Be Thankful

Above all, I am thankful for all the blessings God has given me. I thank the Lord for His love, healing, and miracles.

I am what I am, I’m doing very well in my life, and I’m thankful to God for that.

The 7 Things You’ll Love About Her

“Of two sisters, one is always the watcher, one the dancer.”

She cooks. I eat.
She sweeps. I wipe.
She takes a bath for 30 minutes. I spend 5-10.
She is white. I am brown.
She is Jheng. I am Anna.
We have differences but we are sisters who love each other (so cheesy, I know!)

Today, August 7, Jheng turned 24. You may not know my sister personally but here are seven things you’ll love about her.

1. She’s cute (but that was when she was still a baby).

Cute

2. She is talented. She can sing and dance like Madonna! :))

dance

3. She is serious with everything she does.
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4. She loves eating at McDonalds (She can give you McDo GCs).
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5. She smiles a lot.
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6. She has a generous heart.
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7. She loves her family.
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Happy Birthday Jheng! We love you so much! Pakain ka ulit bukas! :))

Happy Birthday Mama!

Happy Birthday, Ma!
Happy Birthday, Ma!

Today, January 26, is my Mama’s birthday.

We used to celebrate her special day at home. Her closest friends even go to our house, eat, sing, and have fun. But this year, it’s completely different.

We started today’s celebration by attending the morning mass.

Start the day with a prayer.
Inside the church
Inside the church

After the Holy Mass, we had our breakfast at Jollibee. I was so hungry that I ordered C3- Chickenjoy plus Spaghetti. Yummy!

Breakfast @ Jollibee
Breakfast @ Jollibee

Then, we went back home and sleep.

When it was already two in the afternoon, my father  instructed me to buy a cake for Mama.

Birthday Cake for Mama

It was around 3:00 pm when we arrived where Mama was. Actually, Jheng was there 30 or 45 minutes earlier and she had already brought flowers and candles.

Today is Mama’s birthday and it has to be a happy day. So, instead of shedding tears or being silent, we sang a Happy Birthday song to Mama, serenaded her, and wrote our birthday messages.

We wrote our messages for Mama in the colored papers prepared by my dear sister, Jessica.

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Before we left, we had our own solo pic with Mama.

Jek and Mama
Jek and Mama
Carlo and Mama
Carlo and Mama
Pao and Mama
Pao and Mama
Jheng and Mama
Jheng and Mama
Anna and Mama
Anna and Mama
Papa and Mama
Papa and Mama

Today is the first time that we celebrated Mama’s birthday without her. She may not be physically with us but she is always in our hearts.I do not want to cry anymore because it will just make me feel sad. I know Mama is with God already and heaven’s a beautiful place for her.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA! WE MISS YOU! WE LOVE YOU!

Happy Birthday Mama!
Happy Birthday Mama!

Dear Mama…

Dear Mama,

Merry Christmas po ulit. Ehhh.. dapat magsusulat po ako ng mahabang sulat kaso baka maiyak lang ako. Ahuhu. Miss ka na po naming lahat. Alam naman po namin na masaya po kayo diyan sa heaven with our Lord. Hindi Niya po kayo pababayaan. Kami naman po, okay naman dito sa Earth. Hihi.

Ma, nandito ka po lagi sa puso namin. Pero namimiss na po talaga kita. Huhuhu. Iyak na naman ako. Alam mo naman na iyakin ako. Buti na lang tulog na sila. Si Paolo eh naglalaptop pa pero nasa kwarto na naman siya. Basta Ma, lagi mo po kaming babantayan at saka dapat happy ka na lagi. 

Thank you Ma.I love you po.

Love,
Anna