April 29, 2011

June 20, 2011 is a Holiday!

"to give all Filipinos the opportunity to commemorate Rizal’s patriotic deeds and sacrifices for the country, rekindle their admiration and respect for him, and to celebrate this milestone with appropriate ceremonies, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) requested that Monday, June 20, 2011, be declared as special non-working holiday instead of June 19, 2011, which falls on a Sunday."



April 26, 2011

Sunny Side Up!

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What's for breakfast?
This was what we had for breakfast at our dream house, together with fried tuyo, pandesal and coffee. Since we have no refrigerator here, we have to buy food that will not spoil. So I bought a tray of eggs, some tuyo, some canned goods and noodles! More like refugee food. Good thing it was lent and the kids did not complain that there was no meat to be had! But it was a very delicious breakfast, I tell you!
Oh, and there was this fried and crispy galunggong for lunch too! Yummy indeedy!

Breakfast at the Dream House

My heart dwells in this house even though we do not live here yet. And whenever we are here, my heart rejoice and my stomach cries for more nourishment! But even though it was just a breakfast of fried eggs, pandesal and tuyo, my heart is filled and overflowing!

That is how you feel when you dwell in your own home! Soon my home!

April 19, 2011

Relocation of Squatter's From Santol, Quezon City

It was good news for people in our Barangay to see that informal settlers in Silencio and Butig Street will finally be relocated to their own homes in Montalban Rizal. For as long as I can remember, these houses, usually no more than two meters by and two meters lined the streets going to the church and to the high school in our Barangay. I think this is an ongoing project of the Quezon City government because a few months back, the informal settlers from another street were paid and given relocation too. Still, you have to at least symphatize with the people that this is going to be difficult for them in the beginning.There were a lot os high school students here who would be tranferring to a new school, and employees who would have to get used to a longer commute.
But still, they must be thankful that they will finally have a home of their own soon and that they will finally shed off the label of being called squatters. There is a deeper sense of pride when yu have a home you can call your own!
Left in the wake of the relocation are these structures that are now being demolished. I just hope that our Barangay will do something to make this area beautiful and not just a free parking space for jeepneys in our area.
I also wish that they will protect this area to make it free from squatters in the future because I remember my mother inlaw saying that those who lived here were "malakas kay Kap." I hope that this will not happen again in other areas of our barangay to keep it a more safer and cleaner place for everybody.