What is Happy?

Everybody is thirsting to find happiness in life. More often than not, a lot of people aren’t happy unless a certain person behaves a certain way, or unless a certain situation works out just the way they want it to. We are so used to being unhappy because we let our happiness depend on other people and situations; there are just so many ways that we put unrealistic expectations on people and rely on them to keep us happy.

But one of the most important lessons I have learned is that I cannot count on someone else to make me happy. I alone can make me happy. God has given us the ability to take responsibility of our own happiness.

So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. (Ecclesiastes 3:12 NLT)

xx

DMV

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Juancho turns 1!

Our chipmunk turned a year old last November 5, 2014 and together with his birthday, he also received the sacrament of Baptism.

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Juancho Angelios | Baptism
November 5, 2014
Redemptorist Church, Bacolod City

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Let’s go Pocoyo!

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Juancho Angelios | Birthday
November 5, 2014
Event A, The Porch
Lopue’s East Centre, Bacolod City

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Photo: HM Veñegas
Video: Richard Malihan, Roniel Tanguan
Decor: May Lee
Cake: Shesley Adelantar of Shezzles
Clown: Ivan Juesna and Joji Juesna

To that one time we were complete.

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Thank you.

xx

DMV

Hey little Lady

Hey little lady,
Your eyes glimmering tears
In the wake of an uncertain morning.

Hey little lady,
Clad in your fears
Treading a life of misgiving.

You think you’ve gone mad,
Unsure of your wants
Living in days of misfortune.

The world is a complicated façade,
Of happy lies
Fading too soon.

Hey little lady,
Oh how well you do
The blank face that you wear.

A dark and deep tunnel
Of sinister thoughts,
Well hidden, all unaware.

Hey little lady,
Your world is but pretty,
Nothing is worthwhile.

It is all so bitter,
Of hate and of anger,
Not a hint of a smile.

Hey little lady,
Down on both knees
For an endless unanswered prayer.

Freeing a hopeless sigh
And not of relief,
Praying for someone to care.

Alone, all alone
is what you choose to know,
and no one will understand.

All the incredible chaos
Going through your head
That seem to never end.

Hey little lady,
Please see of the beauty,
Go open your eyes.

To sunshine and rainbows,
And flowers in bloom,
And a daydream of paradise.

Hey little lady,
Oh please do hang on,
Just a little bit longer.

All these in time
Will fade into memory,
A new life will uncover.

Your world will be beautiful
As you journey on,
All the ugly will someday be over.

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Hey little lady,
please wait and see
what life may have for you…

xx

DMV

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The Big 3-0

I’ve lived three decades and survived!

No, it wasn’t a lavish celebration, considering the fact that I don’t really celebrate my birthday.

But I thank God for giving me the wonderful gift of loving Family and really great Friends. All these unplanned events made me feel extra special.

Day 1:

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Bananas from Dane, lunch date with my sister, pizza party from the office and dinner with the family, what a pleasant surprise.

Day 2:

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Mahjong party with these beauties. My raccoon eyes were worth it! (lol)

Day 3:

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Fancy dinner with this bunch. It was an interesting night indeed! (aka ang ita)

These people, these moments…I don’t need much, they are enough.

xx

DMV

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…and that concludes my big 3-0. Thank you so much for cheering me up, for always remembering me and staying by me through whatever. We might not always agree on things but I am confident that you truly care. I love you all so much! Cheers!

A Birthday Party

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The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey

Sometimes it takes little things, random events to make us realize how privileged we are.

March 13, 2013 – We celebrated Manang Josephine’s 40th birthday. Josephine is one of our housekeeping staff here the Province’s hostel. She is also a beneficiary of DSWD’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

So you see, celebrating birthdays for people like Josephine would be a luxury. And at forty, she finally had the chance. It was very heartwarming to see so much joy, so much thankfulness. Just this small celebration meaning so much to a certain person.

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We celebrated together with the rest of the staff of the hostel. And the food was delish!

Indeed a happy birthday for Josephine.

xx

DMV