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Paper cranes for 2013

paper cranes origami

Vera’s paper cranes – she recently discovered the joy of origami.

Hi there, everyone! Happy New Year!

The holiday rush, as usual, got the best of me so Christmas came and went without any updates on the blog. The Christmas holidays have been a time of catching up with family and old friends. As usual, the family spent Christmas in Baguio. It’s that time of the year that my kids (sige na nga, ako rin) eagerly look forward to. This year, I especially looked forward to going home to Baguio because of scheduled reunions with dear old friends from high school.

I continued going to the gym. I lost six pounds, and gained back one during the Christmas break, but that’s okay. I’m not bopping myself on the head for that. I’m back at the gym, and ran my first 5k for the year on the treadmill today. I’m pretty sure I will lose that one pound soon, along with the excess 20+.

And oh, yeah. Remember my Christmas wishlist? Hub and the kids granted my wish for new running shoes and a gym bag! Their gift means so much to me, not only because I really wanted the stuff, but because the kids actually shelled out money from their savings. I love my thoughtful kids.

The year is off to a good start. And I am sharing with you V’s paper cranes, along with wishes for my family, friends and all of you who read this blog –

Good health, abundance, happiness, peace, and everything that is good in 2013!


My Hope for the New Year

I know this is late. This post has been on draft since the 1st, but, as usual, life has gotten in the way…


Sunrises never fail to give me an awed feeling. I shot this photo on our way back to Manila from Baguio. We left Baguio at 5 AM and the sun was just rising as we reached the lowlands.

Like the sunrise, may this new year bring peace, rejuvenation and hope for better things.

I received this inspiring email a few days ago, and I’d like to share it with you. This is my earnest hope for myself, my loved ones and friends this year:

“May there be peace within.

May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.

May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content with yourself just the way you are.”

My mantra: This is a good year. 🙂