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exhausting 2009


my personal review of 2009…

first half of the year:

after 5 years, i was told by a church employer that they are cutting my hours and my benefits! wtf! yes, wtf reverend ass!

posted resume all over internet town! got two job offers within a week and accepted both! hahhaha! and had to painfully told one that i changed my mind!

unfortunately, i chose the wrong one! a non-profit that i strongly believe donated funds are being misused! so i quit after 3 months!

back to posting resume! less than three weeks, i was hired on the spot during a job interview; it started as part-time with no benefits but 6 months later, it’s full time with full benefits for me and francesca! within two months in the job, i got a full-time job offer with full benefits but after weighing the pros and cons, i chose to stay with my current employer…

moral lessons? education, knowledge, determination, perseverance, charm, wit  follow you for the rest of your life! and money, a higher salary are less important than your mental health!

second half of the year:

francesca finished high school with high notes; went to college at san jose state; living in a dorm…

empty nest syndrome every now and then

survived first year wedding anniversary :); clif is still standing but not necessarily smiling hahahha!

established a stronger family bond

reconnected with old friends even frienemies:)

heavy heart caused by jerks, evil, vindictive, deranged, hypocrite, people with hidden agendas, got lighter and lighter each day

our project pearls went into full gear; provided more smiles to more children

family back home was able to spend and enjoy the holiday season with open doors, windows, arms and hearts

moral lessons? life is too short; life is too precious; life is the people around you, good or bad; regardless if you are rich or poor, black or white, brown or yellow, everyone has only one life to live… live it to the fullest with a purpose, hopefully a Godly purpose….

asta la vista 2009 and hello there 2010!


Project PEARLS Holiday Season Message


Last Christmas, Project PEARLS was able to feed and provide Christmas gifts to more than 200 less fortunate children in the Philippines. Thank you to our family, friends, strangers who helped and supported us this holiday season!

We started and founded PROJECT PEARLS in summer 2008. Our humble mission then was just to help and support two sisters (Luz and Desiree) with their educational needs. Luz and Desiree, together with their mother, Tina who is deaf and mute are currently living in the slums way below poverty level. We believe that education is a key to their brighter and better future.

Because we are blessed with supportive family and friends and jobs in this gloomy economy, we are able to provide help to more children this year. We have several projects lined up for 2010 that will help improve the lives of the less fortunate children in the Philippines.

Hopefully, you can join and support our simple mission to help and our future fundraising efforts.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy new year!