from GLOOM to BLOOM…

May 13th, Sunday,, HAPPY MOTHERS’ day..

almost the entire year last year, our lives were en-wrapped in gloom from the time Mama got hospitalized until she went to be with the Lord..

one year passed since our last Mother’s day with her, we all moved on for each of us in the family.. plans continued, dreams chased, smiles came back into each other’s faces, and yes, there is Mother’s day again… not only do we remember our own mother, but we also honor the mothers in the family, as well as all the Mothers in the world, those now taking the place to receive flowers, to have a lovely chat with, and share laughter with…

i feel it is apt that Mother’s day is celebrated during Springtime in some parts of the world,,, it makes the day more special for Moms… flowers abloom, greener trees, clearer skies… things are more positive and wonderful and hopeful… i feel that Mothers are special beings made by God, (with deference to Fathers), and for me,

my mother was like the flowers that brightened up the garden,

she was like trees so strong and sturdy that withstood the strongest current of trials in her life,

she was the clear sky that exuded positivism while she was the one taking care of all seven of us..


Happy Mother’s day to you Mama.. ūüôā and to all the Mothers of the world…

“Honor her for all that her hands have done,¬†and let her works bring her praise¬†at the city gate.” Proverbs 31:31





i got up at 5 a.m. to go for a run, my first since i came home for Mama…

i offered every minute of my run to her, and to the Lord, thinking they both underwent (my mother still undergoing) pain and suffering. what is running 5 kilometers compared with the needles and thorns they both received.

i have not regained my momentum since i left last January, though i never stopped trying, in B.C. despite the cold weather, i try my best to go for a run around our neighborhood, and here, since i arrived, i did use the ‘mill at the gym twice. this morning was my first time to go back to my beloved oval.

i told myself, i need to move on and live life as normal as possible. now that mama will be staying at the hospital for quite a while, i have to make a schedule when to do my personal things and when to go visit her on a daily basis.. i do hope she can come home and that we will just care for her while we go on with our daily routine.

still, i thank the Lord for giving mama some more time with us, though, it would be better if she will open her eyes and look at me, and smile again, or forbade me from running (she would always scold me for going out to run – he he) i miss those petty arguments we had… but,, c’est la vie…. now, with or without mama, life goes on.

by the way, we¬†celebrated mother’s day at the hospital with mom…

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL DEAR MOTHERS, and to all of you who still enjoy the company of your ageing mother (or father), love them to the max, argue with them, but still, say sorry to them lovingly while they can still hear you…

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“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.¬† Honor your father and mother‚ÄĒwhich is the first commandment with a promise‚ÄĒ¬†so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.‚ÄĚ Ephesians 6:1~3



Dear Ma,

Happy Mothers’ Day to you…

Staring at my keyboard, i¬†browse through my brain for¬†the best, nicest words i want to say to you…

i have nothing much in monetary possessions to share with you.. all i have is…. ‘ME’¬†to give to you..¬†



i am sorry if i get impatient if i yell whenever we talk because you are hard of hearing due to your diabetes,

i am sorry if i forget to include you in my times of joys and times of sorrows,



i am sorry if i cannot give you ALL the comforts in life,   






 but i thank God that our bedrooms are beside each other, so i can easily peek and see how you are.



thank you for choosing to come back to my house if i am around,

thank you for giving me all ang-paos (red envelopes) that you get,

(Ooops, that’s supposed to be our secret!)




thank you for teaching me to do simple business, for the courage to just go and do what i can, for inspiring me despite you never had a degree, i am a B.S. degree holder, but¬†you are still my consultant in many business deals i cannot handle…

thank you for feeling sad if i am not around…

i pray to God that He will give you healthier life, so that we can still see each other everyday, haha..

is all..

love you ma.


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