Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans
Posted September 1, 2006on:
I’ve heard that line before. It comes to my mind now after coming to terms with what I have been dealt with. Thanks to my family (Ma most especially), relatives, friends and virtual friends who have left encouraging comments and have uttered short prayers for us. I feel truly blessed.
The battle is yet to be won, but I am optimistic this will come to pass really really really soon. The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is getting more visible now. We’re wracking our brains and doing everything we can to resolve the challenge but I leave it all up to Him to deliver us from this one.
So it’s been about 2 weeks since my last post. My world has been turned upside-down but gratefully, a lot of wonderful things have happened.
AUGUST 5 – My sister, May and BIL Rommel, together with old-time friends, came to Cebu for a short vacation. They took advantage of the Cebu Pacific promo and paid P10 per person for fare (excluding airport taxes and fees). Taking advantage of this big savings, their group made a side-trip as well to see Bohol. Ah to be young and carefree indeed….
AUGUST 19 – We watched the opening of the boys’ school’s intramurals. Jake didnt mind the noise and the heat and gamely sat and slept throughout the simultaneous basketball games where his elder brothers played.
After the games, together with SIL and niece, we went to Dimsum Break at Mango Square for a quick lunch.
AUGUST 22 – Our smart-sourcing IT company sent 8 delegates to the Java in Cebu conference held at Waterfront Hotel, Lahug.
Our booth stood next to the bigger and more well-known IT Companies like SAP but we were swamped the most by the students and other delegates.
(Back row, left to right) Erle, Bong, Butchoy, Teody, Pete
(Front row, left to right) Dexter, Jackie, Ria, Juvy, Jerry
The same group at Waterfront Hotel Lahug, minus Erle, Ria and Jerry
AUGUST 24 – I got an unexpected call from Roehl, my former immediate superior at my previous employer, Islacom (now Innove). He was in town with yet a former batchmate, DJ, in College of Business and Economics at De La Salle University. They are both well-placed at Cemex and I’m just happy to know that they’re both doing great.
Roehl is now the CFO and DJ is the Tax Director. We had a lot of things to talk about since there were just too many things in common, the 3 of us being in the field of finance. I wish they stayed longer. Perhaps on their next business trip?
Meanwhile, life goes on…