Monday, April 29, 2013

a.l.o.p.a.d. XVIII

Adobong Sili

Friday, April 26, 2013

a.l.o.p.a.d. XVII

I take pictures of the few roses I have before the Sta. Ana winds blow them away!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Mareng Glo!!!

Today is my friend Gloria's birthday.  I've known her since the 70's but it was hubby who knew her first. I can't pin-point the exact date we clicked.  I remember that she lent me a maternity dress for me to wear for my trip to the Philippines to deliver my youngest son.  I remember, too, that she accompanied me on a very important mission  (and I can't help grinning as I remember this). But I guess our friendship bloomed when, together with my second son, we ventured into American soil so we could have a taste of its cream and honey.  Oh, the adventures we had:  funny, sad, glorious, you name it we experienced it! We've experienced together the sweet and the sour of life.

Like sisters, we quarreled, too.  But, because  her two children are my godchildren, I couldn't forgive myself if we parted ways, so like an elder sister, I told her bati na kami.  And our friendship got even tighter.  (On a side note, I have to thank my late father.  He would always tell me to be the first to say sorry, whether it was  my fault or not, that is if I treasure someone's friendship or relationship. Kalimutan mo na ang nangyari.  Limot na rin niya 'yon pag binati mo siya, he'd whisper to me).

Gloria is the most unselfish person I know. She wouldn't think twice helping hubby and me whenever we need one.  She'll go out of her way to find a solution to our problem if she couldn't do it herself.  She never, not even once, made me feel that I had to pay her back.

Gloria and I don't agree on so many things. She knows how hard headed I am and I know how opinionated she can be but we tolerate each other. She is my friend and my sister altogether.

I can go on and on, but I will miss what I am writing this for, lol.... I want to wish my dear dear friend, or, what's the term for it now - BFF?  a very very very happy birthday and I wish her many many many more to come.