2014 is an amazing year for me, my hubby and my family. Although every year is a blessing, last year was level up, as people say. For some, maybe 2014 was just another ordinary year, but for me, 2014 is a year of new beginnings for us.
I just picked one memory for each month to highlight what am I saying. But hey, these are just few of those blessings. These moments are the evidences that God loves us, and so many ways. <3
January – Tada! My mom celebrated her 60th birthday, even though she doesn’t look like one. Daya nga eh, walang wrinkles, walang arthritis. The only things that she’s complaining is that she is gaining weight. Body conscious si mudra. It’s just a bit sad because my hubby couldn’t attend the celebration since he’s not yet allowed to take vacation leave as he is just new to the company. Nevertheless, he is the only favorite son of my mom. :)
February – of course, it’s a love month, and everyone is looking forward for that day. But what makes it special is that, we celebrated it with other happy couples attending Christian Life Program for Couples for Christ. Happy diba? Really, God is with us, all the time.
March – we received the initial design of our dream house and it so happened that It became the final design as well. Swak agad ang idea ni Arki sa concept na gusto nmin. Modern yet minimalistic, 4 bedrooms, lanai, living room which is separated to the entertainment area and of course, my own walk-in-closet (celebrity lang ang peg). Contract, documents, specifications, and everything were immediately settled. Thank to our Mom and Bunso back home, she helped us secured every document needed for the construction.
April – The much awaited opening of the Hamad International Airport! Whew! After years of waiting, this isit! The fruit of overtime, labor, meetings and endless discussion with the managers, consultants and subcontractors, this is really is it – the most advance Airport in the Middle East.
May – My demi-decade as a Singles for Christ )SFC) member. But of course, I am already “double” (serving in CFC Qatar), but the foundation I have right now, the firm faith I have in my heart, SFC helmed me build them. Ang saya lang! :)
June – my career road begins, this time with Doha Metro. After 8 years of working with Japanese people, whom I really looked up to for being a very intensive, strict but very good in decision making and have a systematic workmanship, I finally got a slot to work with a local / semi govt policy company named Qatar Building Company. Another feather to my hat. Thanks to mu hubby who is very supportive in every decisions I made.
July – 2 years na kami!!! But no fancy celebration. We just had a simple but nakakabusog na dinner at Ramada Hotel after we visited Holy Rosary Church. No movies, no anything. Just exchange gift, and had a very romantic na chismisan (MEH GANON!!?!). J
August – for the first time in the history of my Qatar Days, I enjoy the Ramadan month, hahaha! When I was still with Sky Oryx, 3Pm is the cut off time but we need to stay upto 5 in the afternoon (at least) since there are no available transportation. Whether we like it or not, we always have an automatic 2 hrs overtime everyday. But when I transferred to my new company, it’s just WOW! 1:30PM and Im outta here, feels really good, I had so much time for myself, my husbuddy and friends. :)
September – First time I attended FIDIC Seminar sponsored by AIQS> Somehow, every engineer, particulary QS, wants to become a part of AIQS, and RICS of course. So it feels great to upgrade yhe knowledge. The best part part is, I attended the seminar with old friends and colleagues.
October – Reunited with old friends. I miss these people badly. But of course, we have now different lives, work, and companies. But we always manage to meet up once in a while, kahit kape kape lang, at chismisan :D
November – I wanted to highlight my 33rd birthday but then I remembered, this is important month for Pardz since he already got his Qatar Driving license! Yey! Hooray hooray to my magaling and poging poging driver! Thank you lord, for guiding his hands and touching the heart of the sheriff who gave him road test. You deserve a hug Pardz… >_<
December – And yes, excited much, but for my husband, this is the best vacation ever, after our wedding. Kasi, more than 2 years na since he saw the airport, char! 4 luggages, 3 hand carries, 1 40in LED TV box, and we are so good to go!
Thank you so much Lord, you’ve been very good to us last 2014. You never fail to surprise us, and you never fail to make us happy. For now, I could not ask for more, as I have a loving husband, stable job, good health, supportive family, and most of all, I have firm faith in you. <3