January 17, 2013

Reviving The Dream House

Truth be told, I have given up on this house for far too many times already.  As you may know, I have spent a lot of money in this house, money that could have been used to improve the very small house that we are renting now.  But the name of this blog, Building my Dream House really sums it up.  This is my dream house, well I could hope that it was located somewhere much nearer our place of work and far from flooding, but its here now.  I dream about the house last night, as though we live there already, and I woke up feeling happy.  I really should go and visit the house soon, as its been more than a month since we last checked on it.  And I feel that I love the house once more, and I will try and persuade my family to live there in 3 years time.  Since its already, with tiles and rooms, and paints, there is really no other reason why we should not move, except for the fact that it may get flooded again! Every time I think about the flooring prices and installation that it costs us, I really cant help but hate the fact that it may flood again.  I feel so helpless against it! It was only that one time, but you wouldn't want it to happen again, but you cant do anything about it! But I know that a lot can happen in 3 years, and maybe the recent changes in the weather and the heightened awareness of people in nature can make a lot of difference.  Soon, I will be able to live with peace of mind and no fear of flooding in my house.  And you wait for the lots of improvements that I will do with it!

January 16, 2013

The Philhealth Nationwide Run 2013

My super friend Rona and her husband works at Philhealth and as early as last year, they were encouraging us to join the Philhealth Nationwide Run on February 17.  And I even saw that there is onsite registration at the Sports Loop in Robinsons Galleria on Feb 2-11. So convenient!

From to the run website,  18 SITES, 18 YEARS, 1 NATION

The nationwide run on February 17, 2013 marks PhilHealth’s 18years of service to the Filipino people, having been established in 1995 with the enactment of Republic Act 7875.

The event’s simultaneous staging across 18 sites in the country emphasizes the point of unity and oneness in aim and spirit. As PhilHealth’s 18th year anniversary celebration for February, dubbed National Health Insurance Month through Presidential Proclamation No. 1400 in 2007, it will surely stand different from the rest as one of historic and great proportions.

In support of the country's efforts towards achieving the Millenium Development Goals of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health, proceeds from the event will be used to support national and regional institutions promoting the protection of mothers and children in the country. The national beneficiary of the PhilHealth Run 2013 is the Philippine Children's Medical Center, and local beneficiaries vary per region. More than just a running event, it endeavors to uphold the importance of our mother’sand children's health in the challenge of nation-building.

I really want to join the run but I have a Cambodia trip two days after this event and I am saving all my money for that trip so I am not really sure if I can join.  But please do if you can.  Details are below:

More details here: Philhealth Run 2013