Thursday, February 27, 2014

Home to my mother ( Philippines)

After three weeks vacation in the Philippines, I am now back in Norway. Then it is time to look back and tell you the highlights of my trip there.
After a long flight journey, me and my sister arrived safely home to our mother's house.
As you can see in the picture, my mother is wearing the hat I crocheted in Norway before my journey. I gave it to her and she really liked it very much. Warmed my heart.


Nothing changed much since my last visit there  last year. She still fond of tending  flowering plants. 
I loved them!


Sunrise still fascinates me there in the Philippines. To see the rice fields too from my mother's veranda was really amazing!

Reminded me of my childhood days where me and my mother used to plant rice.

Fresh air refreshed my soul and looking at the view revived my innermost being.


Looks like  a fairy tale world for me!

Quiet every morning as usual since only my mother and her sister lives here. 


We had some visitors too like Lisa who use to run errands to help our mother. She is very kind.

We talked about good old days that made my mother really laugh although it was a sad story then.

Nice to see her laughing coz she seldom do it.



Lisa brought with her fresh watermelon. Oh, it was so sweet.
My mother served fried fish with bitter melon salad and rice. How I missed my mother's cooking!



I spent a few days with my mother before I went to my children to spend time with them.
My granchildren with their parents  came too so we could be together that weekend.


Here are my precious grandchildren. I miss them already!


I will tell more more in my next post!
Thought for the day!

Life can't give joy and peace;
it's up to me to will it.
Life just gives me time and space;
it is up to me to fill it.
Unknown

JOY

27 comments:

  1. hazyt kasi na picture lang parang nalalanghap ko ang amoy ng sariwang hangin sa probinsya ahaha.

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    1. Oo nga Rix especially in the morning at ang lamig pa don:)

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    1. Talaga chels. Nagkaluha luha pa yan sa katatawa:)

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  3. It's like everywhere you go, be it in Norway, or here in the Philippines, you are surrounded with a beautiful view, and lots of food! Wow you have many grandchildren, you are indeed quite blessed Mami Joy.

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    1. Oo nga Marjorie. Really thanks God for all the blessings:)

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  4. Mommy Joy!!! *hugs*

    Sobrang ganda po talaga nung lugar ng mother nyo sa Laguna. Sa photos nyo pa lang nung rice field sa taas oh, ramdam na ramdam ko na ang masarap na simoy ng hanging pang-umaga. Best suited po yung lugar para sa mga grannies, tulad ni mama nyo :))

    Glad you had a blast on your vacation here. In God's perfect time, mami-meet ko rin po kayo one of these days.

    Cheers!

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    1. Yes fiel- kun. Na miss ko na nga agad. Sayang konti lang araw ko don.
      yes, in God's perfect time mag meet din tayo:)

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  5. I am happy you had a blast being home, meeting your mom, and being with your family. I cannot but envy your joyous moments with them and wishing I can also have the same joy. Sharing these gave me a glimpse of hope that distance is not a hindrance, it is just that annual visits can make kindle to a dying fire.

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    1. Oo nga Jonathan. Kahit minsan lang kami magkita ng mga apo at anak ko at mom ko, but we really are very close to each other. Pinagaagawan nga nila ko:) happy memories;)

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  6. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures, Joy. I know your mother was very pleased to receive the hat you made for her and to see you.

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    1. Welcome Connie. Yes, and I was so happy to see her too:)

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  7. saan itong magandang tanawin na to ma'am joy?

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  8. seems like you had a nice vacation

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    1. Yes adam:) I really enjoyed my vacation:)

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  9. Looked like it was a wonderful reunion, Ate Joy!

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    1. Yes it was Lili:)
      Thanks for the visit:)

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  10. I like the new back ground color of your blog , your mother is looking so cute in that hat :)

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  11. oh Joy...these are beautiful pictures and memories. So glad you had the opportunity to go home. I love the pictures.

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  12. Ohh...you are back, welcome :)
    A lovely family reunion ! Cool.

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  13. Hi Joy! What a great time you had! And your Mom's house looks so open and airy.
    Your grandchildren are so cute! I bet you miss them already. Thank you for sharing your family with us :)
    Ceil

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  14. Those are beautiful pictures and sentiments Joy.. Diane

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  15. yayy i haven't been here for a while. nakabalik na po pala kayo. hope you had fun here. :) i bet it was difficult to part again with your family esp your mother, but at least you finally got to visit them. the photo of your mom warmed my heart. and your photo with your apos too. aww, kids and aged people. ♥♥♥

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  16. Your home town is so beautiful. Its always very fascinating to be in all those places where spent a childhood.

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  17. You look way too young to be a grandmother! Such lovely, precious pictures...makes me miss my dear mother so much! I am so thankful you still have your Mom and were able to share time with her. God is so good!

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