Saturday, 26 December 2009
When my grandmother arrived together with a group of people which at first I don't know them but their faces were somehow familiar to me. Then when they lay over their hands for mama and prayed then I remembered that they were pastors and people there in church where I went as nursery near our house in the city before.
When they were praying.. Silently my mind also was talking and said " If its true that there is God, and that He is alive and powerful, then he will let my mother live, for us who still needs her." I cannot imagine our lives that time but I also didn't know what I've asked what it means really. All I said was just the fruit of my early minds.
MIRACLE HAPPENS on the next post!
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
As my self, because I used to be in school, I went with my aunt at school but they were already so big, ages 7-8 (grade 1) . But still, I went with her, because there's no pre-school in that village during that time. I remember,that was the starting point we became unseparable from then, even until here in Sweden, I want to follow her and fortunately, it happened:) Well, anyway, because it was already almost the year end, all I did was just following her and being with her. But on the next school opening became a problem of my parents because I really wanted to go to school together with my aunt, but she was already in grade 2, so, they put me in grade1 even if I was still 5years old but just as visitor:) But at the end of the year I passed anyway with flying colors..wahehehe!
It went so smooth during our first 5years there.
Saturday, 17 October 2009
After I was born, as in from hospital we went home at my grandmother's house in the city. my mother was afraid to live in the village where transportation was not easy that time. After giving birth and with a little baby, they chose to stay there. It was a good life as far as I can remember. We had a store full of things for sale:) candies, bread, school supplies, and many more! While my mother also continued sewing dresses. So, the income just kept coming that time!
I got my little brother when I was three years old. And between these years, we just kept on visiting the village every now and then:) And everytime we visit, I felt like a star:) I recieved all praises and appreciation. The fact that these age is the attitude foundation of every one. How we were brought up becomes what we are when we become older.
Since, its a city and fortunately we were just a walk away from the church (protestant). And that church has a private school for pre-school. So at the age of 3 I was already attending school as Nursery. I learned songs and rhymes that caused me earning money everytime we visit my granparents in the village. They let me sing or do rhymes for 25cents for example. (already big that time:) This was one of the reason, I turned out smarter than the other kids there, cause they can start go to school at 7 or 8years old that time.
But then, when I was 4years old and Nursery 2, in the middle of school year or like 3 more months before the school year ends, my parents decided to go back and lived there in the village for good! (There were happenings at our place in the city where our house were on. It was like the government will use the lot for school expansion...improvement begun:)
Well... it will be more interesting on the next pages on this chapter ...what happened when we were already back home in our little village.
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Friday, 9 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
...this is an attitude of someone who has princess syndrome, and that's what I had when I was little. Since I was the first child, first grandchild, and a girl, I did get what I want. My grandparents in my father side had the biggest store in our village. Almost all villagers got their daily foods from them. Like they pays weekly every salary time. That store as far as I can remember had everything what the people there needs.
So, 'Me' as the first 'apo' (grandchild) of my proud lola can just get as much as I want in that store. And because my mother was a dressmaker, I had the prettiest dresses of all the children living there..heheh. I was the cutest and the finest they said during that time, and that's because I grew up in the city until 4yrs. old. From the time I was born, my mother wanted to stay and live in the city where her mother and sister lived. ( stories about my life in the city will be in the coming chapters). So, by all these, I became the apple of every one's eyes. All these abundance in all areas made me a spoiled child. Crying was my powerful weapon:) Yeah... I knowww! absolutely so familiar and typical for spoiled children.
Friday, 2 October 2009
Familya Mahusay were in chaos and don't know what to do! My mother was in pain.., so much pain... she was ran to the maternity hospital and direct to the delivery room. At 9pm, a tiny cute baby girl was born! Nothing can beat the happiness my father had on that day! Every one were happy. I was the first grand child. My grandfather said that his knees will easily become weak because her first grandchild is a girl. Heheh.
My mother was a fan of Jonathan in the Bible, the best friend of David. She was touched by their friendship. So, she thought of naming her first child Jonathan and because I became a girl she named me 'Jeanethen'. But then, the secretary at the city registrar's office might be old that she wrote my name as 'Janeth';) only. Hmmmp!
Thus my name become!
Anyway, It was the best time of their lives:)
Thursday, 1 October 2009
the whole village was partying! cooking foods on the large cooking material like big pan and casserole at the back of the house of Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Mahusay. Lots of villager here and there,eating, drinking, dancing and playing!children, young people and adults. Every one were happy, shouting, singing and celebrating! "THIER PRINCE IS GETTING MARRIED!" heheh, yap it was the wedding of my dear father, the eldest among seven siblings. He lives in a small village where their family were the prominent. Almost everyone were relatives, they call it "Baranggay Mahusay". My greatgrandfather was the eldest and everyone respects him. And everyone loves my father.
Ormencita (taken from our city name Ormoc City), a city girl from a broken family. She learned to earn her own money at her early age due to the hard life in the city. She made dresses and barter it for grains to different rice fields in the villages. The reason she met my father. As my mother said; she already knew that my father is her soul mate. She has a dream before she met my father. She saw papa's back standing in the middle of the rice field! Hmmp! drama!
She was pretty and fragile despite of being brought up in the city. So the whole village also likes her and my father's parents likes her too.
It was a grand wedding of their time! My mother felt so lucky because after the wedding, as to follow the tradition that the wife should stay 3days on the grooms family but she knew that after 3days, they have to start their new family to their new house given by my father's family with 10sacks of rice, (pasaka) a piece of rice field for their living, 2 pigs and a carabao. as the old people said; " the ship should be full before it sails".
Thus, this chapters of my life begins.
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
In connection to these, I want to annouce that I'm about to write the pages, the stories, the chapters of this book. I hope it will give you hope,connections,reflection, lessons in life. I hope you'll get interested and walk with me all the way as I try to remember all of those days! I hope you will follow every stories, every chapters of my life.
See you soon guys!!!
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Well, the first picture looks so young..so many can't recognize that it was me. I was 19yrs. old graduated my Bachelor in Theology. As I said somewhere in my older posts that I went to college so young at 15 and living in the dormitory. And the other one is the present which really looks like me;) It was when I graduated my Bachelor in Elementary Education.
Hmmm...those were the days!
(you might wonder about the arrangement, it was before when they were working the left side of our wall, so they put all the pictures in the right side in the meantime;)..surely no longer the same arrangement this time)
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
I don't wears make up because its itchy after maybe an hour or minutes. But that time I hold into it because it was our victory ball..hehe after 4years of sleepless nights and daily fights against books and pens finally we reach our goal and about to wear that black toga of success on the next day! Hmmm...time goes fast!
This is me now;) A wife, a mother and now living here in this foreign land just to be with my new born lovely family. I return to school after accepting the fact that what we finished from our place is almost nothing here. Maybe just the gained knowledge which forever in us and can be use anytime in many situations in this new venture of my life. A new chapter that must be fight on.
Just wonder if there' any difference with me physically! hahahahah! Ofcourse there is but not so much I think... Whatchathink???
Sunday, 13 September 2009
My mother- in-law called my husband in the morning and asked if we have schedules that day because we usually have. And yes we suppose had, so my husband said so but why? And his mother said she needs help for her house wagon to take it off and park to a safe place until next season again. In the middle of their conversation my phone also rungs... and it was my friend whom we suppose to go that day informing us that the meeting will be cancelled for some sickness reason.
My mother-in-law was so happy and so thankful because we went to her instead and helped. It was fun though it was a little work specially for my husband and m-in-l. Fixing those things and keeping it and cleaning everything before it will be kept. I helped a little, just to wash and wiped the tent on the areas that were dirty;) Angelikka also helped by picking up the pins and put it into a pail of water.
After everything were done. We stayed a little bit longer at my mother-in-laws place and had some coffee and took a rest. While we were talking I mentioned to her about my plan to buy a bike and to my surprise, she said she will give her bike to me because she was happy we helped her. And when I saw it, its just exactly what I want.
We got also Laikka's DVD player, and a DVD cassette! I will post those gifts later sometime! Just watch for it guys!
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Well, I went home earlier but I had enough:) I really thank those people who made that actitivity possible;) My SODEXO family!!! Mmmmwaah!
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
As I posted on 'Insights' that I wish to have 35 visitors because 'twas my 35th birthday! Amazing as it was, but we were really 35 heads in all though including me and my family and children. Hmmm! It was a little too much but because we had prepared that much, everything was under control. Everyone bring their families and themselves and the always present.. the gifts:) wink* Here, time is time but because we were almost all Filipino families (our Swedish husbands already adjusted to Filipino time;) So, we started with welcome drinks and chit chats then dinner. Everyone enjoyed I think and full;)
Opening of the gifts is really important part of every birthday party here. there should be a time allotted for it. Usually it will be after slicing cake and coffee time. But what I did, was I put it in the middle. After eating dinner while everyone still full for the dessert. I open the gifts;) Everyone that has gift has to give a wish and everyone enjoys about it! It was a little unusual for them.
I had fun and was so happy and satisfied on everything they said; wishes, advices and inspiring messages for me. I also like all the gifts, heheh.
So after the laughter and some other emotional moments, and the desserts were ready. It was perfect for them also. I prepared chocolate cake and fruit cake, one filipina brought fruit salad and another friend brought leche plan. Well, everything was perfect!
The day ends with saying thanks and 'hej då's' With the never ending promises that we should keep in touch so we can chat more about our busy lives here in this foreign land;)
To God be the GLORY!!!
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Today I can say my special day is complete! Not only I recieved everything I wish for but also I feel the love of each one who were with me and mostly my spiritual wish became realized. Oh what a day but Yes, its my day!
Thanks to all of my friends who cares! You are always in my heart;)
Thanks also to all my blogger friends who leaves comments and greetings!
Thanks to my husband for the unconditional love and support.
Thanks to the lord for the joy within;)
I will post soon the real happenings on those parties and of course the never ending pics;)
Keep updated and enjoy!
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Shy my friend and blogger teacher, as we know looove shopping so I asked her to go with me. So we went there and look for the store. Shy and me were little excited and wondering what this store has in stored for us shoppers..hehe.We heard that they have small sizes here so we were excited. But unfortunately, to our disappointment, nothing attracts our attention. Too big and too small, I didn't understand;) Maybe thier styles are not my taste;( peace!
It took us few hours to look but find nothing that I like. Until my time was almost over and we found a jeans jacket costs exactly what I had in the gift certificate. So, I bought it. Without checking much but because we have no more time. And because I missed already my train, it will be 30minutes after the next trip so we dropped by another store, and there I was so happy because I found many good things that I really want with a good prizes and fits me so well. With no hesitations I bought those right away and run!
Haay! what a shopping day! I brought with me 3bags of shops..aheheh from 3 different good store;) At the end of the day, I was satisfied!;)