Sunday, October 28, 2007

Now we are two

I am the eldest of 5 girls. A year after I was born, Pie arrived. She became my first playmate.

This lay-out was made also for the MLA Challenge this October. Journal:
Dearest Pie,
Life was simple when I was alone. Then you came, and you made my days brighter, funnier and happier. God was so right in sending me a new friend, playmate and a dear sister. I love you.

Passion for Life

Last Oct. 6, I attended my 1st Scrapfest in Max's Timog. I was able to shop, shop, shop as this was the first time I've been to a place with sooo many good stores and soooo much more good scrapping stuff.

Since I was late because of a school affair, I only got to join one challenge. It was the first time I had a timed challenge. I was proud of myself for finishing within the required time. Surprisingly, I won for the regular group. Bjay won for the advanced group. I couldn't believe it because as soon as I saw all the other entries, I felt like mine was the plainest of them all. I feel very lucky to win because with all of that talent around, it's very hard to stand out.

Hidden journal: Life is difficult. To succeed in life, one has to be passionate, to make each day count, to make each day the last, and to be the best one can be ... teacher, mother, wife and lover.

Rennaissance Woman

Paz Maura Pineda-Bonoan is my grandmother. Called Lola Chiching, she typified the Filipina woman who underwent many changes in the 20th century. She survived many wars, including one that challenged her as a mother of 5 boys. During WWII, the Japanese bombed Manila despite it being declared an Open City by Douglas MacArthur. In order to escape the bombs that were dropping left and right, she tied all of her boys with a rope on their belt loops. When a bomb starts whistling down, she tugs one boy to pull the others as well to safety.

This lay-out was made for the MLA Challenge this October. This is my first tribute to this wonderful woman. Hidden Journal: Born at the turn of the century, Lola Chiching stood up to the challenges of the Modern Filipina.

1930 Milestones

My grandmother, Lola Chiching, is the subject of this lay-out. This is featured in the on-line Memory Makers Idea Gallery as of Oct. 28, 2007.

Hidden journal: My Lola Chiching was one of the first women drivers in the Philippines. Once when she was speeding, she passed a policeman who just stared at her. She stopped, reversed and returned to the policeman to get a speeding ticket. How's that for road courtesy?