Of Holidays and Birthdays

Considering that several holidays were celebrated in the past couple of months, I feel that I failed to deliver what this blog was supposed to provide. Most food blogs had shared with their readers some great recipes for the holidays. I wish I had also done so. But unfortunately, time did not permit.

So many things occupied my time and kept me from updating this blog for the past couple of months. I’m actually amazed that there are still people visiting my blog and sending me e-mails even if there were no recent postings. Juggling my time with work, school, and personal life is not easy — to say it mildly — despite that I’ve been working and studying from home for more than three years now.


I feel so stressed out. Time management at its worst, if that’s how you want to call it . It drains the energy out of me, and yet, I still fail to accomplish many of the tasks on my to-do list. I seriously wish for God to slow down time or at least provide me an extra hour or two each day. Because of this, I had to sacrifice my time allotted for blogging and spend it to other more important matters in life, such as earning a living and a college degree.

A lot of things happened since my last post. Just to name a few, in random order: my brother went to Dubai to work as a barista; I celebrated my 32nd birthday last February 7, thank you; Whitney Houston died; I reconciled with a long-time college friend; I went to Baguio alone for a spur-of-the-moment weekend trip; I bought my first smart phone (Loving my Samsung Galaxy S II!); I finally got my passport; Celebrated Francis’ (my dog) 5th birthday last January 7; I have a new nephew; and I submitted my applications for graduation and for another course at the UP Open University .

It wasn’t just me and my dog who recently celebrated birthday. All of my three siblings were born in December. My father, niece, and two lolas from both parents were also born in February. It will also be my paternal lola’s (who inspired this food blog) 5th death anniversary next week. This is why these months are quite significant to me. Sometimes, I find it hard to fathom how time flies so swiftly which makes me realize how important it is to seize each moment.

That pretty much sums up my short hiatus from blogging and snippets of my personal life. I am compelled to post better articles this year to compensate my absence in the past months. And before I bore you with my family’s genealogy, I just want to let you know that you can expect great things to come this year. I will try my best to squeeze blogging through my busy schedule. I really miss blogging a lot. Mga Luto ni Lola is definitely here to stay.

As we enjoy the remaining cold weather, allow me to wish you Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Valentine’s Day. It’s better late than never, di ba?

And dear God, I still want that extra hour. 🙂 


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