Saturday, May 30, 2015


A message in my inbox made me happy this morning. The promised financial assistance to government employees whose houses were affected by Typhoon Yolanda will come to reality, at last. It will be funded under the President's Social Fund. With requirements such as the summary of expenses duly attested to by the Punong Barangay in my place and a certification that I am the lone member from among my household who can avail of this financial assistance, the funds will be released to me once the funds shall have been downloaded to my office.  I hope this fund, albeit long overdue,  will be released soon so I can use this for the schooling expenses of my children. I have already made some repairs to my house using my personal funds, so this amount will be a sort of reimbursement to my expenses.


Summertime is a time to enroll my kids in music lessons. It is a time to while their time. My sons are into enhancing their musical skills. For my elder it is playing the organ while for the younger it is playing the drums. My eldest daughter, who is now a police officer, has stopped her acoustic guitar lessons. In fairness, she plays and sings through acoustic guitar almost real and identical as the original guitarist and singer she mimics. She has improved a lot through constant practice. The acoustic guitar I bought for her is worth the money I paid for it. My elder son is now also practicing playing guitar. Constant practice with his friends and before the guitar lessons in the internet will make him like a pro guitarist. I hope my younger son will follow suit. When my kids get experts in their musical instruments, I can be their singer. I am lucky to have a family of music lovers.


It has been a long while since I got here in my site again. Internet connection hampers me to do the posting. I am using my pocket wifi only and most of the time it is not having a fast connectivity.

Well, what I like to blog here now is about my birthday celebration. It was a special and touching celebration away from home. I was at a Cebu City hotel in a 5-day live-in seminar as one of the resource speakers with heads of municipal departments as participants. After dinner, a "socials" party followed. There was a videoke instrument and so I sang a song. After my song, the surprise part followed. It turned out to be a party celebration for me. Lights turned off, a jolly birthday song played in the room and the elective officials came to the center space of the room with a candle lighted birthday cake.  Everybody was singing a birthday song and so I stood up, headed to the center, made a birthday wish, blow the birthday cake and accepted it. I felt ecstatic on that moment. Never had I celebrated my debut party. I felt the feeling of having a debut party that time. I heartily thanked everyone for making my day. It was my first to experience a surprise birthday party.


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