Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Other side of the Life At Sea

Playing Basketball at Sea
Most of the Seafarer's have a love a hate relationship with the sea and as a wife who sailed with them, the feeling is mutual. Before my eyes, I can see how the sea causes many sorrows and hardships to come upon them, especially during winter time and rough seas, but they lived their entire life facing the toils of the sea, where the income is good enough to give a comfortable life of their love ones back home.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Live Life

In the University of Life, the most difficult course to take is "Living Life" at it's BEST.
The syllabuses are discretionary and there are no prerequisites.
However, it is definitive, that it can only be taken once.
Remedials are absolutely not allowed, and retakes are prohibited.
There is no Master's or doctorate degree, for those who wish to take it, a notch higher.
Most of all, the Dean is not like us.
We will only meet HIM when we graduated from this "school", 
at a time when we are done and gone.
By then, only eternity can tell us if our rating is PASS or FAIL.
So, live life each day, as if it is your baccalaureate service, 
Because in this university, we will never know the exact date of our closing ceremony.

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Saturday, July 07, 2012

Smart Buying Tips Online

In  the cyber world, buying becomes readily convenient and cheaper when shopping is done online. However, it has  its own pros and cons, and that is something that we need to be aware of.
Listed below are some smart and safety buying tips to help us avoid being scammed:  
Finally, stick to your budget. Many deals are so tempting that we might end up broke at the end of the month, buying things that we don't actually need.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

On your Special day

God gave a gift to the world when you were born...a person who selflessly loves and cares for his family and friends...encourages and lifts his subordinates up...and touches each life, he enters to cause a change...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Father's Day

It's another time of the year when we take time to ponder and give  recognition for the "KING" of the house, but  career responsibilities sets him away from his family on this occasion. As a special way of showing how valuable he is to us and remembering the best times together, this  blog entry is dedicated to the man in command onboard Maersk Vallvik as of this writing.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thank You Papa

We are fondly thinking of you,Wherever, you are today.
We reminisce those days of  fun and laughter.
that in our hearts, we will always revere.
It's Father's Day once again,
and we wish to greet you
Happy Father's Day in Heaven! 

Thank You for making me, EIGH....
We Love You!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hilot Massage at Elizabeth Hideaway Hotel and Restaurant in Puerto Galera

For the past two weeks  the numbness on both thighs and legs kept me away from the usual activities in life. It was an ordeal to stand and walk alone unaided. Normal blood chemistry,  x-ray and ultra sound findings made doctor's prognosis more difficult. It was quite bothersome and worrisome, for fears of becoming disabled. Hubby's friend shared his experience of the healing massage (hilot)  with the man called ''Danny" at the Elizabeth Hideaway and Resort in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. 
the banana boat ride

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Eating Right Makes you Beautiful

Although there are lot of things out in the market today that will promise to make you gorgeous, nothing beats natural beauty sources. You are what you eat is what people usually say, so why not eat yourself beautiful with these edibles that will help you keep your skin and hair lovely, even without using too much beauty products.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Churrascaria at Brazil Brazil in Serendra

For the carnivorous, Brazil Brazil is a good place to go because of the unlimited servings of different kinds of grilled meat.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012


Sharing the following beautiful message from my Ex NSC group:
The paradox of time in history is that 
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We have learned how to make a living, but not a life,
We have added years to life but not life to years.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

A Skillful Sailor

What makes him one? Is it the knowledge he learned while at the academe? Or the training certificate of competency that he needs to secure before being accepted for a job on board? Or from the shipboard experience, gained while at sea?

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Have a Meaningful Holy Week

It's the season of Lent, and in this Holy week a very long weekend is ahead for the Filipinos with holidays starting from April 5 to 9, 2012.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

La Cuisine Francaise

The internet deals that keeps on popping out in my emails has given us a chance to try to explore different food cuisines in the metro without hurting our budget. Thanks to CashCash Pinoy for a lunch buffet deal of php299.00 only.
 day time ambiance

Further, it gave us the opportunity to bond with each other during hubby's very limited stay in Manila. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Taste of Lucban, Quezon at Buddys

Finding other routes in a traffic jam around Metro manila, a colorful place at night when we passed by, did not escape my curiosity. I was fascinated by the festive lights of the place, significant of the "pahiyas" festival in Lucban, Quezon.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sound trip at the Blue Wave

A Seafarers vacation in Manila away from shipboard duties is a perfect time to make up and make fun memories with the family. However, it needed time management especially if we have to mix business and pleasure.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Culinary Delight at Vikings

Food trip is one of the best bonding time our family had, every time hubby is on leave from shipboard duties. Passing by the Mall of Asia daily en route from  our son's place to our home made me wonder what's in those restos by the bay.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Let's go physical

For Seafarers who are on board the ship where the Chief Cook serves buffet meals that are not just palatable but mostly cholesterol rich food,  doing any form,of exercise  is one way to maintain good health. The best know n benefits of exercise is that it decreases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke, diabetes osteoporosis and fractures, depression and dementia (memory loss).

Friday, February 03, 2012

How To Maintain Peace and Harmony on board ships

The ship is their home away from Home, therefore a peaceful and harmonious relationship among the crew members is MUST at all times. To keep the spirit of good camaraderie and working relationship smooth, here are few ways to help maintain peace and order on board:
1) Be Humble and Respectful. 
As a gesture of respect, always greet your Officers whenever you meet them anywhere on the ship at any time of the day.  For mix Officers and Crew, respect individual traditions and culture of your fellow crew member.
 2.) Calling by First Name
For a more cordial relationship among the crew, it is best to call each other by their first name. However, the Sr. Officers on board that is the Master, Chief Engineer, Chief Officer and Second Engineer  should be addressed by all the crew as Sir or Ma’am at all times as much as possible. 

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Living a Life with Meaning

Life is a single journey, how we make it depend on myriads of factors, in achieving a healthy body, a sound mind and  peaceful soul. Our lifestyle and character affects the life we lead. In hindsight, am noting down the things that made my life the way it is today..

Monday, January 23, 2012

Top Eleven (11) Social Welfare Activities Onboard Ships

The working condition at sea is less conducive to maintaining a state of good health compared to those working ashore. It is because the shipboard opportunities for recreation and social interactions are very limited. The living quarter varies from ship to ship and from one company to the other. The quality of the leisure time is dependent entirely on the shipboard circumstances such as the vessel type and  the trade routes. The working hours, the feeling of monotony, long-time separation from the families, psycho-social problems affect the quality of the Seafarers’ social welfare on board ships.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Weekend Bonding Moments with the Crew Onboard

To strengthen the ties that bind among Seafarers on board ships where there is a "no alcohol" policy, having parlor games, outdoor games during week ends get together is one of the  ways to while away the time on board the ships.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

As you travel through life...
There are always those times
When decisions just have to be made,
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,
And the rain seems to soak your parade.