Beautiful 2014

Looking at my previous blog entries, all I did was to write about the whole year events and looks like that’s what I will be doing now. Don’t get bored because it’s going to be a long ride of fun. Sit tight and let’s start 🙂

January 2014

I think I started the year right by choosing to expand my studies and decided to enroll myself in an online course offered by the University of Philippines Open University. It was a big leap for me because I was able to juggle work, family, and studies at the same time. Although it was very hard especially when you have a lot of deadlines and readings to do. I am proud of this little achievement that I have and I am always looking forward to inspire other people through my work. Remember, you’re never too old to learn new tricks.

I’m 31 and still rocking!

Happy Birthday to me

February

Kuya Aaron joined the annual NISC track and field event. This was his last year to compete because it’s only open for grades 3-5. He surely enoyed his 3 years of joining.

 

March

We moved to a new house nearer the school. After four years of living near Wat Samkosal area, we finally moved to make traveling to school much easier. The kids loved the area because they are able to play with their school friends and there is no more waking up very early since we are just behind the school.

April

We celebrated Khmer New Year at the beach and went island hopping with our family friends.

Off to the beach

We also bid goodbye to our dear nanny of six years, Manang Lucre. She went back to the Philippines to stay with her loving family.

Goodbye Manang Lucre

May

Nito and Chhin got hitched!

Nito and Chhin

Nestle and JoyceHappiness

Celebrated Nestle’s 32nd birthday.

Happy Birthday Pongers

June

Two graduations in a week. Aiken graduated K5 and Aaron graduated G5. Way to go my little champions!

Way to go Kuya! Great job baby girl!

July

Mom arrived from the Philippines and she will be living with us for a while. It feels good to have a mother at home.

Welcome to Vietnam

Aiken celebrated her 6th birthday, too!

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August-November

Busy months of work, work, work. All I can think of now is V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N.

December

My whole family went back to the Philippines for Christmas. It was a very meaningful and heart-warming trip because we were able to celebrate Christmas with our loving families again. The last time I celebrated Christmas in the Philippines was in 2005. After that, I always come home every summer or every July. This Christmas, my children were able to share their blessings to many unfortunate children and families near  were we live. It was a beautiful scene to see how they learn to value the things they have in life. I think as a parent, one of the most precious things I can teach my children is the joy of sharing and caring.

Le Familia

That pretty much wraps up my 2014. It was a a bueatiful one indeed and I am looking forward that 2015 will be much bolder and more prosperous!

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“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
– William Purkey