...and to anyone who happens upon this journal and decides to read it...
I have been dormant for a long while and i want to apologize for that. I wasn't able to reply, comment, or fave. I also have promises that I wasn't able to keep and I have been remiss of my duties as co-founder to two groups. For that I am deeply sorry.
These past months have been brutal! A series of unfortunate events, force majeure, medical emergencies, the demise of my dvd collection, a passing of a close relative and the malfunctioning of my keyboard thus making it an arduous and time-consuming task for me to type this entry so I'll try my best to keep it short...but considering months of pent up thoughts and ideas (plus I miss writing)...i doubt it. Please bear with me...
Most of you know about our internet problem (since i kept complaining about it
) well, 5 months later...it's still the same. The good news is that we already found a good internet service provider that doesn't malfunction when there is a storm and it has good speed too. I'll just have to put up with my parents' rantings every month coz it's a bit costlier than our previous subscription. ^^
If you have read my previous journal entries, you'd know that my mom's having chemotherapy sessions. Her doctor advised her to stop for a while because it was damaging her heart. So we have to deal with the heart congestion first and other complications before she can resume her therapy. She transferred oncologists (doctors that specializes in cancer patients) and I honestly liked the previous doctor. The new ones confuse me. One will say this the other will say another then they would contradict each other. I know I didn't study medicine like they do/did, but I can follow what doctors talk about and I do my own research. They gave me a migraine once...
Anyway, by God's grace my mom stays strong even without chemotherapy for months.
I have a grandaunt who recently passed. She's 92 or 93 already but I was kinda cheering for her to go centenarian. hehe...it's okay. She did fight well and at least she is at peace now. She will definitely be missed. She and her awesome cooking.
Then there was the flood. It wasn't even a storm, just a southwest monsoon. It rained for days and filled the dams to critical levels.
Our house is a bungalow with high ceiling, the next floor would be the roof. It's a good thing that our aunt's house next door had two storeys that served as our refuge. It was such a feat, to be able to haul as many stuff to my aunt's while swim-walking, submerged in cold, chest-high water...and back. Nothing new though. Three years ago, same thing happened, but it did more damage, the water was murkier, colder, and higher and we were caught off guard. Now we learned our lesson and we're prepared. We stayed behind even if our neighbors started evacuating leaving our street a ghost town that you could hear every drop of water and every bobbing obejct on the water's surface.
So now, we're starting again, trying to get back on our feet. But the best thing about it is that God gave us peace that trancends all understanding, that despite whatever storms or problems we encounter, we are able to withstand and endure. And may I say to the latter part of this latter half of the year...bring it!
That summarizes the beginning of the latter part of this year.
I feel tired just by typing.
To the winners of
's competition...please note me for your prizes. It's long overdue...sorry
And by the way, I created a twitter account for my dearest DA friends. Anyone who wants to follow me may do so rosenkreuss
and I'll follow back.
Thanks everyone for your support! You know it is very much appreciated!
I'll get to the replying some other time...I'm on mom-duty in a few minutes ^^
Thanks for putting up with me and have a great day!