Found a Close Friend

So it’s been four days since I resigned from my job as a hostess in THR-Clearfork. Finally got that sigh of relief when I don’t have to deal with work-related stress anymore and not having an alarm clock or schedule is gratifying! Not a single fiber in my mind that I regretted resigning. In fact, I am happier knowing that I can set my own schedule now, do the things need to be done in relation with our moving at the same time go out of the house anytime I want simply because I don’t have to rush or be at work at certain times.

Anyway, of 7 and a half months of working at THR, I developed some close relations to some of my co-workers.

I am glad I was able to give hugs to a few, others I did not say goodbye at all for they don’t matter to me that much. However, there is this one very person that I feel so close and comfortable being with over the course of my time working over there.

She is the first Filipina I laid my eyes on during my first day at work. She’s Mari, and boy do we get along well? YES! She is this type of person that does not stop me whatever I want to say, jokes or serious conversations. She is the one who I hangout with outside of work and up to this day, we still plan on going out and fulfill that friendship goal I once told her, ” smell each other’s socks” we haven’t done, we say it as a trademark of our friendship. Hopefully we can get that done…

Mari is my age, no wonder we get along very well, she is plain nice, shares the same interest as me “lumamon or food tripping”, laughs at my silly jokes and doesn’t hesitate lending her ears to me when I need to voice out my frustrations at work.

You see, I consider someone close to me if we share the same plate together, or share the same dipping sauce every time we eat lunch together without feeling gross out for what we do.

I like this girl and looking forward to continue hanging out with her albeit we no longer work in the same place or us moving to the country.


…. us on Mother’s Days dining out at Riscky’s in Downtown Fort Worth….
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…. and here’s us on my last day I showed up at work…
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I Love My Naturally Smooth and Black Hair

While most people are so fond of coloring, ironing and curling their hair, I’m not! I dare not to damage my already naturally smooth and black hair. As long as it stays black, I will not touch it. What for? My hair is manageable and I don’t see the need for it to be abused with those chemicals and hot irons!

Since I’ve been here in the USA, I never had a hair cut or gone to the salon ever, not once! I am pretty frugal, I am not willing to spend $20-$30 on a haircut so I always waited for me to go back to the Philippines had it cut to my liking since it is way cheaper over there.

I usually have my hair cut every two years but then I am not planning of going out of the country this year and my hair got really long to the point of me getting annoyed sometimes so I just did it on my own. It was crooked and that made me unhappy. Gladly though, I am easy and wanting just a simple trimming. The husband fixed it for me and he did it really good.

You see, cutting my hair straight across is enough for me which my husband can very well do. If I’d let other people in the salon cut my hair, it would have cost me a whooping $30 plus tip, a job that is very easy and simple to do.

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Back on the Elliptical

I just know when it is time to be back working out again albeit I walk a lot for the entire 8 hours at work. Walking seems not enough for me in order to keep my belly the way I want it. Since I use a lot of energy when at work, I try to eat three times a day which creates a problem in my midsection because for some reason, the food I eat get stuck in my stomach. It does not come down to my butt and lower limbs!

Yes, a lot of people tell me I am skinny. There was even a patient asked me last week if I ever eat because of my figure. I proudly told her, ” yes, I eat a lot because I get hungry all the time. But I have a big belly.” She did not believe me instead told me back that I have a good shape. Yeah right, if only she was right. She just didn’t know that underneath my clothes, there’s an endless story, haha. Shakira’s song!

Anyway, at 99.8 pounds, I feel a bit heavy. Though I can still move fast than anyone else at work yet there is this bugging belly of mine that need to be exercised, it is flabby, soft and jiggly!

So, in order to stop that annoying fats, I decided to do something about it and the only solution is to get my elliptical back into working again. After six months of not being able to use, finally I was able to and used it for 30 minutes. Planning of doing it again right after doing my online personal blog posts!

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Hard Working and Dependable Hands

When I was still searching for a man to marry, I had high standards and I lived with it until I found the right one. That right man came along four years into searching on the internet, my ex-fiance now my husband of 12 years.

One of my criteria for in a man, he should have clean nails. If I meet up with somebody and I see his nails are dirty, I get turned off easy. When I met my husband for the first time in person, he was all but a gorgeous and a hunk, clean-cut guy. He was so perfect in my eyes and fortunately for me, he wanted me to be in his future.

Fast forward 12 years later, my man’s nails are tarnished with grease and other stuff because he loves working around the house, fix broken fixtures, toys and or anything that needs repairs and help his friend tweaking a military truck.

He came home one afternoon with nails looking like that.

Yes, his nails look dirty pictured below but I am not turned off by them. In fact, I admire him so much and truly appreciate of what he does for our family and for other people. When he helps, he helps them without expecting anything in return. Dependable is what he is. I live a worry-free life and not thinking about when is the clogged toilet gonna be fixed, as long as he is around, rest assured things are done accordingly and in no time. That’s what he is. I don’t even have to worry if my car is dirty because he will see the dirt,scratches, dents and dings first before me.

I love my husband even after twelve years later…

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Hanging Out with My Filipina Co-Worker/s

It is vital to hang out with people you’re comfortable with once in a while. I got suffocated of my daily routine, work-home and vice versa for weeks so when my Filipina co-worker asked me if we can hang out and go out together last week, with no hesitation I said yes and made a time to be out with her all day with my little girl and her son.

We went to Premium Outlets in Grand Prairie, there we spent a good freaking 4 hours of going in stores we liked plus a baby in tow. I was thankful we were able to have fun and did what we want to do with no complaints from our kiddos. After shopping for clothes and bags, we had a nice pho soup at a Vietnamese little eatery outside Hongkong Market then we proceeded for seafood and other Filipino goodies at HK market.

We did not come home until 7 o’clock. Fortunately, due to daylight savings time, we still had sun driving back home. It was a well spent Sunday with Maricor, Charles and a brief encounter with the oldest Filipina at work, Ate Rosa.

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Will Not be Remorseful Cutting You Off in My Life

When I offer help and friendship, rest assured it will be genuine and sincere. If I help, I will not expect for a payback. If I offer friendship, loyalty and good company are what you will receive. I don’t pretend, I don’t sugar-coat my words, what I say is felt from the heart and most of all, I am not a plastic person, what you see is what you get. If I like a person, it will be with my whole being and will make it known to you how much I appreciate you as you are.

BUT PLEASE, DO NOT screw me up to the point of hurting me because once you do that, I will not hesitate cutting my relationship with you whoever you are and won’t be remorseful cutting you off my life completely. You will suffer “silence and cold treatments” forever! A few people have already experienced that from me and I have NO regret at all! I am peaceful without them in my life. Could it be family (cousins, mother and siblings) and or online friends.

This Wiki game on FB I tried one night and was shocked how it precisely describe myself.

It says, “This is a woman who knows what she wants, she doesn’t let others sway her opinion and she doesn’t give second chances to anyone who has betrayed her, she knows that someone who hurts you once will hurt you forever. She ignores those who are not worth her time, leaves those who don’t deserve her, and goes to the one who really loves her and shows her affection.”


I Caught a Big-Mouthed Bass

Last weekend we had so much fun! We went for a short getaway and was really looking forward to fishing. We were not disappointed because all three of us caught some fish. It was my 5-yr old girl who caught fish first, she had a blue gill fish and later on, I caught a big-mouthed bass about 2.5 pounds!

Then my 8-year old followed, she caught 3 small size catfish after spending quite some time in the pond fishing by herself.

I was so tempted to cook it and put in the grill but Mike did not allow me to cook the fish because he wanted to wait until next year when the fish will double its size. But after that fish took the bait, it got loose with the hook still attached to its mouth which will likely cause him for his death.

OH well, nothing I could do but feeling satisfied for the first time I caught a really big fish. I was so happy and my kids were encouraged to continue fishing.

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Beautiful Country Scenery

If you want complete peace of mind, absolute quiet and away from trouble, the country is a place to be. Here are some views I took when we visited Avery, Texas last weekend. We stayed for 2 nights at a friend’s house and enjoyed the surroundings and all.

In his front yard, are tall trees. His backyard is a wide and open field where the two small and medium-sized ponds are located. The road to get to the main highway is not paved or if it is, it is too thin that you can barely tell there’s a pavement there. I find it cool driving on a dirt road, something to admire the beauty of nature.

When it’s sun rise and sunset, you can clearly see the sun rays kissing your skin and oh just beautiful out there.

First photo below was taken at 6 in the afternoon. Background are trees awaiting Spring. Second photo is of the dirt road we took from his house to the main road. You can see the trees along the road how beautifully they are lined up that makes the travel so gorgeous.

Thirdly, is his front porch view.

Imagine living in the city where there are a million people in it and moving to a country like Avery and the population is only 482!

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Simple Family Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home

My husband is far from being perfect, he has flaws because he is human. He is a man of few words. He is also sweet, does not sugar-coat his words. Instead, show his love through his actions.

Rest assured, family comes first to him. He cares and devotes his life so much for his family and he does half of the responsibility like every parent should. When there’s an occasion, he will do something to remind us that each occasion is worth celebrating.

Like today, it’s Valentine’s Day. It is the first VD we did not go out, what he did is he take an effort to make our dinner. A whooping 3-pound steak baked in the oven, baked fries and steamed broccoli all prepared by him for this occasion. He did not buy chocolates, card or flowers but his action speaks louder than words and I am grateful. I made sure I appreciated him for what he did, it was an awesome and tasty dinner shared tonight. The children loved what was on the table.

I sure am one lucky wife for finding a man like my husband. I love my husband, I love my kids. I love my family. In every occasion, they are there celebrating with me! They are my precious treasure and a dream come true. They are my family I call my own.

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Cruel World Out There

Experiences are great teachers. Do I regret going out of my comfort zone and joined the workforce of America? No, because I now have an idea how it is to be out there, and it’s cruel!

No matter what I do and how hard I work, I cannot please everybody. When I ask for help, I get cussed at. When I do part of their job, no one notices it. When I work, I work hard. When I speak up, they’ll report me to the superiors.

I don’t know where to put myself anymore and I got questions in my mind why? And many whys???

What did I do to deserve this? I understand they don’t like me and I don’t expect for them to say nice things about me but wow, it was unexpected! I believe I got treated unfairly yesterday just because of what??? Can someone please explain to me why I deserved to be treated like that yesterday????

So hurt and it was excruciatingly painful!