Counting my Birthday Blessings!

Few more days and it’s my birthday. I’ll be one year older… hopefully , not yet a year to get wrinkles but a year to be more wiser. I’ll be celebrating double 3 years…33! I am blessed that the things I wished to accomplish and to have for my birthday were given to me! I thank God for using my hubby and dear friends to get what I need and I considered them all my “birthday gifts”.

First, I wanted to style and dye my hair just like my wig- chestnut-colored short hair with fringe. The day we went to hair salon, my hubby chose a wilder color for me- orange! Orange it is and here’s the result:

 

 

 

 

 

My hair color creates a buzz in the community…LOL! It’s just an exaggeration but I tell you this hair color brightens my face and brings an attitude to our photo shoot. Also, it seems that I look younger with my hair color…ha..ha..ha…Pagbigyan nyo na ang birthday girl…he..he..he…

Second on my list is to have my own lappy. My hubby spend more time on our desktop now editing and retouching photos to hone his skill in photo post processing. So, I badly need a notebook for my blogging. God makes amazing ways and I’m surprised how He give me this notebook in PINK through hubby dear!

My third desire is to have a better bed. In moments least expected, it arrived! Thank you to my dear friends, Ate MG and her hubby. Through them I got my dream bed! They joked that with our bigger bed, we’ll expect bigger family. Hopefully, a baby girl next time:)

I’m still expecting more birthday gifts. There are still 15 more days to go before my big 33…he..he..As of this moment, I’m over the moon with joy. I really thank my Lord for His provision, not only on my birthday month but all through the years.

Paying the Price of my Stupid Timidity

I detest moments of my life where my stupid timidity takes over like what happened yesterday:

I needed to have Thai translations for my Transcript of Records (TOR) (for Visa renewal application). I went to Faculty of Liberal Arts in Prince of Songkhla University. Six years ago, I had my previous documents translated here for about 300 Thb per page. Last May 2013, my sis-in-law had her documents translated here for 450 Thb per page. Going there wasn’t an easy feat. First, I have to give direction to Tuktuk driver with my crooked Thai. I went there midday enduring the hottest temperature of the day. Because I didn’t know the Thai term for “Faculty of Liberal Arts”, I stopped at Siam Bank thinking I could start from there to ask direction. Fortunately, I asked someone who can speak English and she told me the way. I walked for my destination for 3 good minutes under the scorching sun ! Thanks goodness, I’m wearing blazer and sunglasses so they made me felt protected…at least. Someone told me the office for translation is on the 3rd floor…then 4th floor…then finally a young staff guided me to 2nd floor’s Division of Academic Support office. The in-charge couldn’t speak English so the young staff translated for me that each page is already 1000 Thb due to new policy. The price is way too high for me but still I availed the service because I WAS TOO TIMID TO BACK OUT! Can you believe that!?! I could have just thanked them for their time and look for other translators with more affordable fee:(

Now I pay the price of my stupid timidity (2000 Thb or additonal 500 Thb if the translation will produce another page :( ).

I shared my sentiments to my husband for comfort and understanding . I hate to admit but he’s right. Oddly enough, my timidity can be a form of pride. I’m being overly concerned for the opinions of the people there like

“Can’t I afford 1000 Thb per page?”

” I’ve already hassled someone to lead me to the right office. I could at least pay him back by availing their services”

Let this situation be a reminder to me to be wise on my decisions and let not stupid timidity hold me back.

Back from 10-month hiatus

This blog was left inactive for several months due to hosting problem. The last post was supposed to be September but all my posts were lost from May to September just few days after the problem was solved. I could have used my downloaded XML file of my blog but my husband accidentally erased the file! What can I do? It’s better to let it go and start anew.

Though I’m not active here , still you can find me blogging at least twice a week over at my fashion blog, Fashion Explorer. But another mishap happening over there. As of the moment, you can’t access my site because it’s temporarily suspended. Hackers find way to insert malicious scripts into my headway themes! Instead of feeling frustrated, it’s better to just relax and wait for the server admin to do what she needs to do to make my blogs accessible again.

This blog hasn’t monetized since its disappearance on the world wide web so it’s better to get back on writing for the passion of narrating my life’s events rather than writing for the sake of money. I missed pouring out my heart’s content on my blog.

Hope you have a wonderful day just as I had:)