Thursday, April 24, 2014

Whaaaaaats Up?

Hey yo guys! What's up?

I know its been too long since my last post. Specifically a 2 year hiatus from writing. Sorry for that.

Anyhow, for the past 2 years I've been out of blogging, my life changed drastically.

In 2012, I got a new job, well no longer new since I'm their 2 year old employee. I'm now a banker. From nurse, to English teacher, to Customer Sales Representative to Banker. "Sherry the Jack of All trades." :)

It was a hard year for our family as well because Daddy (my grandfather) and Tita Belle (Daddy's sister) died a month apart. It was a reality check for me that death is inevitable. I was very dependent with my family. 

My grandfather and I was the best of frienemies but we know that we love each other so very much. He never allowed me to go out to buy snacks for myself. I can't even pass our main door. He sent me to remedial class when I get a grade of 89% (a grade less than 90 is mediocre grade for him). He never approved any of my boyfriends and he kept on scolding me like a little girl even I'm already 26 years old. I was such a lolo's girl. I miss his super loud voice, his funny antics and him, waiting till the wee hours until I get home and will scold me with his loud voice and don't even care that its 3 in the morning. I miss him everyday. 😢😢😢

 My Tita Belle loved me like her own and gave me everything I wanted. She was my 2nd mother. I stayed at their house on weekends and I'll go home with big bags of toys and what not. Even when she was very sick, she always think of my well being. The most generous and loving woman I ever knew. She always thought for everyone else before hers. A very kind and giving sister, aunt, grandmother, and leader. Heaven added an angel to its flock.

The only consolation I have from the grief is the memory that for a short while I was able to take care for both of them and showed them that I love them dearly. At least they are now in a special place where they're free from pain. I just wish they're still here to witness the next part of my life. :( 

Next, in 2013, I got pregnant in January and gave birth Sept 15. 

8 months pregnant
(Story of my pregnancy on next post)

I am now a mother of a 7 month old "cutest in the whole wide universe" baby (well gotta love my own :D). The reason I gained 30lbs. The reason of not having time to share my thoughts and life on cyberspace. The reason I wake up at 1am, 3am and 5:30am and sleep at 9pm on a daily basis. The reason I love my life even more now. I present you "the love of my life", my son, Lucas Manuel.

Lucas Manuel Varquez - Dolot Sept 15, 2013 12:53am 7.3lbs

He was already baptized and the event was a success. Now, I'm planning for his 1st birthday. I hope I can do this better than the baptism event.  
Details of the baptism and reception on the succeeding posts.

2 years of life changing events. 2 years that I will surely remember for the rest of my life. Time really flies so fast. 

This time, you'll read baby and vacations and work related posts. And I do hope you keep on reading my blog. I'll try my best to keep this updated. 

Till my next post. 


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vacation Averted: Misibis Bay

Super delayed travelog. 

Misibis Bay Resort, Cagraray Island Albay - July 29-31, 2011

As of my previous post, we were half hearted if we will push through with our road trip to Albay since its been raining hard and the roads are closed due to flood. But since we have to pay a whopping P11,000 just to rebook our reservation, we opted to go on and just prayed that we will get there alive. 

And so this is what happened:

The road trip begins! The rain just won't stop pouring.
Good morning Albay! We're here!
A very shy Mount Mayon. 
An empty coaster. Enjoyed every minute of the ride to the island. 
The coaster needs to cross a river to go to the island. 

It was exhilarating to even think of what lies ahead after all the driving. And so my expectations were surpassed. I was in awe just seeing the place. I know it'll be a lovely weekend.

A tribal dance welcomed us.
Welcome drinks and view from the reception. 
And our weekend abode. Weee!
And so it continues. More photos up ahead.

Beach front

Pool by the beach
More pools :)

If there's one thing I cant forget from staying in Misibis was the FOOD! I tried to resist the temptation since I'll be wearing my bikinis but it was too tempting. Buffet every meal - everyday. FATNESS! hahaha :D But it was all good. I was able to eat my favorite salmon everyday. Hihi!

Whenever me and my boyfriend eat out, he always say: "We are ruined by Misibis. :(" He thinks that no food and accommodation can surpass what we've experienced in Misibis. OA lang. haha :D

At Spice Market.
I'm not really good with taking pictures of food. They all look bland and simple but I swear they were scrumptious. :)

Salmon with caviar.. ata! hehe 
Salmon ceviche and Mixed seafood 

More pictures on my next post. Gotta crash now. 

To be continued...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Starting Anew

This past few days I wasn't really myself. I kept on thinking of senseless, stupid things that made me go berserk and insane. Last night, I had a strange enlightenment. I went to mass alone and prayed hard for everything that's been bothering me. Prayed that I can forgive. Prayed that I could have the strength to do the things I planned. Prayed that everything will fall into place and then suddenly, the priest's sermon was all about everything that I prayed for.

I know God has been there for me since the beginning. Even though I made wrong choices, still God is always there to guide me. I know he already forgave me for everything that I've done and I'm so thankful that I was raised to have a strong faith. When everything seems dark, there is always a speck of light that will shine my path. 

Forgiving is not forgetting. It is letting go of the hurt. You can forgive someone for almost anything. But you cannot tolerate everything. We don't have to tolerate what people do just because we forgive them for doing it. Forgiving heals us personally. To tolerate everything only hurts us all in the long run. Forgiveness is God's invention for coming to terms with a world in which, despite their best intentions, people are unfair to each other and hurt each other deeply. He began by forgiving us. And he invites us all to forgive each other so I'm letting bygones be bygones.

This is my way of starting anew. I can only move forward if I leave the burdens in the past stay in the past.

If there's a will, there's a way. I'll do what I can to make my dreams into reality.

In time, I'll have what is meant for me. I just have to believe and pray.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Gotta Love Bloggin'

When I first started blogging, I wasn't really sure of what am I going to put on my blog. This account has been up for good 2 years but just recently, well just 5 months ago I had an epiphany on what to do with this cyber space. 

I've been a frustrated and trying hard writer ever since I was little. I always keep a journal with me. I used to have all kinds of notebooks/notepad/journal/organizer, and write everything from seeing my crush at the stairs to my rants about my naive life. 

Journals from yesteryears. I stashed away a box full of these. 

Seeing my old journals made me reminisce on how I love writing. I love the feeling that I can reminisce what just happened a moment ago by putting it into words and someday I could read and relive the feeling of what happened 10 years back. 

And so this blog is made merely for the sole purpose of writing the stories of my uneventful existence. This is for me to read, reminisce and relive the glory, dejected, stirring and dreary events in my life and for you to have a little dose of nonsense. Haha! Oh and plus the once in a while trips (road and food). 

I love writing so I gotta love blogging. :) 

PS. I'm still working on my signature so its kinda ugly. Just testing. ;) That little red blob is a cherry btw. ;)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Double Trouble

I am always fascinated whenever I see 2 people who look exactly alike or IDENTICAL TWINS in short. It has been one of my dreams to have a twin sister (I know it wont happen) or have my own twin babies. It'll be fun to dress them, feed them, teach them and just love them. Plus, it'll be a one time big time heaven|hell for me (pregnancy that is).

Aren't they just so adorable?

How I wish my twins will grow up as talented as these two. :)

Oh well, if I cant make twins, maybe I can make my kids look like twins. haha! In time. :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Havocked Vacay

This is my first entry after being in hiatus for more than a month. Nothing much happened, its just that I'm too lazy to write or think what to write. Well, lazybones. 

Anyhow, it's 12:39AM Thursday July 28 and in 19 hours I was supposedly be traveling by land to Albay. My much anticipated vacation is wreaked by this tropical depression "Juaning" and will make us pay extra P11,000 just to rebook our vacation to a later date. WTF! 

I've been dieting and exercising for this trip for weeks and then suddenly a storm will just prolong my agony and anticipation. BUMMER!

Dreaming of...

 and this...

and this...

 and finally this!

If the flood doesn't subside in the south, I'll see you Misibis in August. :(

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Diet 101: GM Diet

I've been struggling with this GM Diet for 4 days now. I must say, it is REALLY HARD! Determination and full extra strength will power is needed for someone to survive this diet.

As for me, I just realized I can't do a crash diet since my work requires me to think and the brain needs complex carbohydrates (rice, potato, bread etc.) for it to work properly and thus thinking happens and this diet doesn't contain any carbohydrates for 7 days except days 3 and 7. Since I started this diet last Monday, I had episodes of sabaw-ness. I can't work properly coz I only eat fruits and vegetables and I seldom eat any carbs. And also I was almost at the brink of passing out.

Maybe I can do this diet if I'm a bum. I should have done it last year. hehe!

This diet caught my attention coz it promised that I will lose 10 - 17 lbs. if and if I follow the directions religiously. Unfortunately, I really can't follow it by heart coz I won't be able to work. I tweaked most of the steps by adding something just to suffice for the lost carbohydrates that I need for me to be productive. So much for dieting.

Day 1: All fruits except banana.
            + 1 light Angsho Beef and Wanton Noodle Soup from North Park

Day 2: All vegetables.
            + 1 light Angsho Beef Noodle Soup and steamed tofu from North Park

Day 3: Fruits and Vegetables.
            + Grilled Chicken thigh with half rice from Taverna Luna and Chef's Sandwich + Moroccan Mint Tea from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Day 4: Bananas, Milk and Soup.
            + Oatmeal, homemade mashed potato, 1 pc. prune, 1 peanut butter sandwich

I haven't finished the diet yet since it's only Thursday. I can't wait for tomorrow's menu, BEEF! Yehey!

To be continued...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Be an English Teacher. Are you up to it?

I've been an English teacher for 3 years now and well, all I can say is that I love my job. 
It's easy, fun and yes, it pays well. Not to mention that I'm the boss. "Who's your teacher?" haha! 

I'm a registered nurse by profession but I'm an English teacher by choice. 
My best friend introduced me to teaching back in 2008. My first teaching job was in an academy in Ortigas and since then I never shifted course. 

This job made me feel like I'm a smart aleck. :) Well, I'm not a know-it-all person but I can say that I am when I'm talking to my students. They believe everything I say and I soooo love that. haha! 

Well there are pros and cons to this kind of job especially if you'll be an English teachers to Koreans. (Note: Koreans are invading the Philippines. They are EVERYWHERE!) 


1. Being a teacher makes you feel like you are the BOSS. You tell them to do, say and write something, they will gladly follow. 

2. It makes you feel that you are a SMARTY. You are intelligent and witty to your students even if your friends think you aren't. haha!

3. You can work at the convenience of your own home. Homebase jobs are available and good thing with my current company, whenever I feel lazy to get up at 11am, I'll just Skype my boss and say "Sir, I'll be teaching homebase today. Okay?!" haha!

4. Usual working schedules are 5am-2pm and 2pm-11pm. I opted to choose the 2-11 schedule because I sleep and wake up late and also the time is perfect for late night roundup chilling sessions with friends. 


1. You maybe feel that you are the boss but there is always 1 or many in the bunch who just wouldn't follow your directions and won't listen thus would make you a GROUCHY, MAD AS HELL BOSS. 

2. There will always be an INQUISITIVELY SMARTY-PANTS ANNOYING 11-year old. Based on experience. Plus, it will eat your brains out. Talk about zombies. After working for 8 hours, you wouldn't want to talk and have an intelligent conversation because they sucked up all your intellect. Flat line up ahead. ------------------------------

3. Homebase jobs are quite convenient but BOREDOM will kill you. I swear!

4. 2-11 work schedule is also convenient but then again it will eat up your gym time, jogging time, dinner time, movie time and early chill time with friends. :(

Well obviously we can't have both worlds. But for me, this is way better than be stuck in an office cubicle doing a 8-5 day job doing the same boring paper works the rest of your working life. 

I love my job! I love being a teacher. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

25th PARTIES! ☺

How did I celebrate my 25th birthday?

1. Intimate party with closest friends and family at Linden Suites (May 28, 2011)

I enjoyed my advance birthday celebration coz it's the first time where most of my closest friends attended. Everyone had fun and the fact that they reserved that night to spend it with me is such a compliment. I know my friends wouldn't leave me hanging and loves me sooooo much! Thank you guys for coming! I love you all heaps! 

(PS. If you guys are planning to have a party, I wouldn't recommend Linden. Seriously! I like the room and all but I hate the staff and rules. Ginatasan lang kami. Thumbs down!!>:/ )

Anyway, photo overload up ahead. :)

with DC
With my brothers
Aunt, Mom and bro's gf
with Shelley and Mom
with Shel
Party on! Cam whores. With Jake, Kryse and Carissa.
The Brady Bunch :) With Kryse, Shelley, Darryl, and Clarice.
With "Carding".
the Cult. haha :D with Clarice and Jayr.
with Clarice :)

Wahahahahahaha! Boy toy alert! 

2. 'd Day at Crowne Plaza, Ortigas (May 30, 2011)

Since my exact birthday landed on a Monday, I opted to celebrate it in advance but then again he gave me another surprise. He reserved a room and had an intimate dinner and blowing of candle to celebrate my birthday.

Thanks Lemuel for giving me the best birthday so far. :) I appreciate everything. Thanks big time! 

Birthday girl with her favorite cake. Yum! ♥
Weee! French macaroons. :)
Blueberry cheesecake, French macaroons and T&Co necklace. :)
Birthday dinner. Smoked Salmon Salad, Sukiyaki, Bistek Tagalog and Norwegian Salmon Steak. Omnomnom!

Thank you everyone for making my 25th birthday memorable and special. Till next year! ♥♥♥

Happy 25th birthday to me! ☺

We turn not older with years, but newer every day. - Emily Dickinson


Friday, May 27, 2011

Quarter Life Declaration

Few days from now, I'll be turning a quarter of a century older and I'm expecting a lot and drastic changes that will happen come my age.

A few months before, I've been struggling with life changing decisions that I have to make. One by one, all the scrambled and unwavering thoughts I had are coming to full disclosure and I never felt at ease until now. If there is one thing that I've learned from all of these is that I have to be strong for myself and don't let anyone drag me down. 

I have been living all my life knowing that I'll be the savior and shining beacon of my family and I so get that but there is only so much that I can give. I forgot that I also have a life to live and I have to love myself before I can love others. 

If loving myself means letting go of people and to the things I'm used to, I'm willing to take the risk and bare the pain of being alone. I know, I am not alone because I still have my family and friends that never lost faith that I'll come back to my senses, but when I'm all alone I know the sadness and longing will silently creep in and I just have to endure it for me to be strong and to emancipate myself from everything that kept on holding me back. 

I was never selfish nor self righteous. I never ask anyone to give nor buy me things. All I have right now came from my hard work. If people give me things that is because these people know who I am. The real Sherry. I can't attest their reasons and agenda for doing such but I'm just thankful that there are people who love me unconditionally and would do everything to make me feel special. 

People can judge and criticize me whenever they want. That is their right. All I can say is that when you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. 

I don't owe anyone any apology and I don't ask people to do the same. Life happens. 

I'm hoping and praying that everything will fall in its right place. This process won't be easy. It'll be one of the toughest decision I'll ever make but I'm so willing to take the chance for me to stand alone and be independent. 

Whatever course you decide upon, 

there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. 
There are always difficulties arising 
which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. 
To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson  
The purpose of relationship
is not to have another who might complete you,
but to have another with whom
you might share your completeness.
~ Neale Donald Walsch 
Everything that irritates us about othersCan lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
~ Carl Jung (1875-1961)
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because the people who matter don't mind and the people who mind don't matter!" ~Dr. Seuss