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Long weekend due to nationwide transport strike

The group of jeepney operators and other public utility vehicle are showing their protest to the government through transport strike.  Because all operators are expected to join the protest that is why the city mayor and national government declared to class today from kindergarten to college and no work to all government offices.  And because private company and offices, and department store are open, employees will still go to work.  The city government has assigned buses in some areas in the city to help the stranded passengers to go to work and go home.

The national transport strike was a success, though there are public vehicles in our city did not participate.  To some drivers, it is important to earn money that participating the transport strike.  If they are not driving, how can they feed their families?  They have the point.  Family comes first after all.  Because of this transport strike, people have extended weekend vacation.  Students are happy as well as the teacher and government workers because they will have a day of rest to be with their families.  I am one of those happy people because I get to rest, do my laundry and do some house chores because the nephews have no class.  Long weekend for me and I like it.

Anyways, I hope that this protest will have the positive result and people will come up with the best decision on how they are going to solve the issues that the jeepney operators and national government will both agree on what is best for all of us.

A child is always a blessing

Every married couple dreams of having a child or children to make their family complete.  Kids are the one making the family fun because they will be the couple/parents bundle of joy.  Most of the married couple preferred to have two kids, a boy, and a girl.  For practical reason because life is not easy and having more than two children is a luxury when you’re earning is not that much.  To some married couple, having more than two kids are blessings.  Not all couple have given this kind of gifts from God.  That is why you have to be happy and accept this kind of blessings.

But, what if the couple does not want more than two kids but is expecting another baby?  This is when the pregnancy becomes an issue to the couple.  It is a very different situation especially when the couple does not want another child.  The feeling of confusion, stress, burden, and blaming each other.  These are normal feelings I guess because I have heard this situation before.  But at the end of the day, acceptance is the key.  God will not give you this situation if you are not able to overpass it.  The couple may be felt the burden of another responsibility, but if you think of it positively, the child is always a blessing.  Be happy that another blessing is coming.  And welcome the new angel with love and be thankful to God always.

Against all odds relationship

To have someone with us to share feelings and love is the wonderful experience.  Everybody dreamed to have someone with them aside from their family to share everything in life.  This is what my cousin found to someone she is with right now.  They are in the relationship for almost a year.  It is her first boyfriend and I am happy for her.  The only issue is that her family is against of their relationship.  It is not new to us because it happens in movies and in real life.  The most important is that you fight for your love and happiness.

Their relationship was criticized by her family because the guy is younger than her.  Who cares, age doesn’t matter at all if you love each other and happy with that person.  My cousin and I are very close and we share things when we are together.  But lately, we seldom see each other because she is busy with work and I am busy babysitting my nephews and niece.  However, we do communicate through exchanging message on the phone and in Facebook.   I pity her because her relationship is not supported by her family.  Feels like she is all alone and the only refuge she has is her boyfriend who is always with her when she feels down.  It will be a long battle to win her family’s support to their relationship, but I am pretty sure that if she will not give up, she will get what she wanted.  I wish and pray for my cousin’s happiness and love.  I hope that the against all odds relationship will end so they will be fully happy and that her family will accept the decision she makes in choosing the one she loves.

Discussing about their wedding

I have mentioned in my previous post about the wedding of my older brother.  The supposed to be July wedding was canceled because the Sil has the miscarriage.  It was one sad moment for my brother and his wife because they supposed to be the first born was not given to them.  They decided to cancel the wedding on July because the bride must recover emotionally and mentally.  She is having a hard time moving on because they have been waiting for that blessing to come to their life and suddenly it was not given to them.  I must say that the SIL (bride) is emotionally stressed.  Also, their budget was ruined because of the unexpected incident.

Last Sunday, I went to visit the brother and SIL.  It was an abrupt decision after I got home from church.  I just felt lonely and wanted to visit the older brother.  It was a good decision though because we are able to discuss their wedding.  I guess the SIL is fine now and has recovered from the miscarriage she opens about their wedding plan to me.  We discuss their upcoming wedding when I visit them last Sunday.  Nothing much changes though, just that the venue is changed.  The SIL does not want to have the wedding in their province.  They have some issues with her family and does not want to ruin her wedding.  It is the happiest day of their lives and she wants it perfectly, peacefully and smoothly.  The wedding will be in the city where we live.  As the wedding planner (haha), I proceed with the listing of the things to be done and needed for their wedding.