Friday, August 31, 2012

Andrei's Baptism

On the 4th of August, I endured the 10 hour bus drive from Manila going home to my province in Isabela to perform a special duty. 

My nephew Andrei got baptized and I've been asked by my younger sister to perform the ordinance.

 I am so proud that he chose to be baptized. I really admire my sister for guiding him and setting the right example for him.

 The program went very nicely and I had the most beautiful feeling that day. I performed similar thing when I was a missionary but the feeling of baptizing your own family member has brought so much joy which is beyond words to express.His testimony  is the sweetest thing I have heard in a long time.

Coming all the way from Manila did worth the trip. I can't make the 400 km. distance from Manila to Isabela shorter but I know I did something to help my nephew find the way (though not the shorter way but it is the sure way) to Heavenly Father.

Introducing Hadji-our new little wonder!

I am so stoke to post this very first photo of my pamangkin. Our newest member of the clan arrived on 23rd of August 2012! He is named after my older brother's nickname which is Hadji. He weighed 8.8 lbs. He is pretty big. I wasn't able to get the exact figure about his length but he looks pretty long. He is very cute!

Isn't he the sweetest little thing you ever did see!

I didn't know my sister in-law already gave birth to him and neither my Kuya Hadji was present when she gave birth because we were both in the province during that day.I'm glad my ever helpful youngest brother Eddieboy drove Ate Dominga to the birthing center.I only got to see my nephew five days after. I love him as soon as I set my eyes on him. It is amazing to me what a miracle it is to behold such precious little angel from heaven. His arrival now make me an uncle of four .

Here is a collage of pictures of my adorable pamangkins Andrei, Pearl and Kamlon.

I surely love these darling little kids!

and here's more cuteness

I'm so glad Baby Hadji is healthy and already here despite of the little trouble my sister in-law with low level of amniotic fluid.

Congratulations Kuya Hadji and Ate Ingga!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

it's about time to publish my version of events

It's been fourteen months since I posted my first entry on this blog. I got caught up with so much things and events from here and there making it almost impossible for me to write. A performance from Emeli Sande in  the closing ceremony of London Olympics has brought so much motivation in me to start writing again.

I still don't have a coherent plan on what to write down but I will think hard to recall note worthy events that took place in recent years. My post will mainly dwell on random stuff about my family, my ramblings and any worth blogging situations I want to remember.

Let me share this first photo showing how much weight I've loss when I started hitting the gym January of this year. I've learned consistency and persistence because of this activity and I came to appreciate better what it means to stay fit and healthy.

I am still not comfortable with my writing skills because writing is something that still takes an unnatural amount of effort on my end  but hopefully as I go on updating this blog, I will be able to get my hands coordinated with my brain.