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Not A Bad Day

Not a Bad Day

Today was almost a bad day.


It all started when I had an intense stomach ache around midnight. A family friend and neighbour celebrated her birthday, and we ate, well, a lot of things. But what caused my stomach ache was that glass of Coke. I forgot I couldn’t tolerate soft drinks (well, not anymore) and I just drank it because, you know, Coke and lechon go so well together. I regret it.

Now, our bedroom is on the second floor of the house and we have no bathroom on that floor (long story). So I had to go down to relieve my stomach ache. I knocked on my sister’s door and, because she was still awake, I asked her to look after Yuri, who was already fast asleep. I confidently went downstairs and got to business.

Imagine my shock when I found the doors to both bedrooms closed. I thought my sister closed the door after her and laid on the bed beside Yuri. I entered the room and, voila! No sister, just my 3-year old Yuri sleeping on a bed with no railings and with no one watching over him. My sister apparently got tired of waiting for me and went back to her room to sleep.

I was so mad I cried. I couldn’t imagine what would have happened if Yuri rolled over and fell on the hard, concrete floor. And the fact that my stomach hadn’t recovered yet made everything worse. I had another trip to the bathroom and had to do everything as quickly as I can because Yuri was alone. Then I drank more meds and tried to go to sleep.


And in the morning, when I started work, I found out that the weekly newsletter I prepared last week didn’t get sent — and newsletters are very important for sponsors and clients. It was mainly because of miscommunication but I know it was largely my fault. Nobody got angry at me, though, but I couldn’t help but feel disappointed with myself. I should have known better. I can’t make stupid mistakes like this at work. Period.


A friend of mine borrowed cash from me a long time ago, and I’m trying to understand why she can’t pay me yet because she’s still struggling. I have told you that my father is sick now and is under medication and undergoes dialysis twice a week. We’ve been managing, but he is due for another operation (to transfer that tube for dialysis from his neck to his chest — I don’t know what it’s called), and we’re going to need to augment our finances to squeeze that new expense it.

Job volunteered to help me contribute, but I know my friend shouldn’t forget her responsibility to me, too. I tried to contact her but I don’t know her current number. She also deactivated her account on Facebook. Job kept on assuring me that he will just give me what my friend borrowed, but that’s not the point. I want the debt cleared before the year ends because it’s an unwelcome stressor in my life.

And everyone who knows me knows that I barely chase my debtors. This friend of mine, I’ve asked for payment maybe 2-3 times in a span of almost two years. This time, I want to end the chasing — not to mention the extra money would really help.

But good things also happened.

Greetings from me and Mr. Camera Shy!

Greetings from me and Mr. Camera Shy!

First, my stomach is okay now. I don’t know what’s wrong with me; I keep having stomach aches and the most painful cramps and diarrhoea (sorry). I should consult the doctor as soon as I can. But for now, I’m enjoying good food at home!

Second, my bosses were totally understanding and, even though I know what I did was disappointing, they believe I won’t commit the same mistake again. That trust means so much to me because their success is my success. I know it’s cliché but it’s true; it’s what I really feel. (And no one reminded me of my mistake, thank goodness).

Third, Yuri is funny as always. He swore up and down he’ll never show his potato (private part) to anyone else. Then he refused to wear briefs and went commando anyway.

Fourth, I got two things yesterday (one on sale — 11/11 right? — and one on promo care of a fellow blogger). I’m excited!

Fifth, my friend has finally contacted me. I’m hoping for the best!

So after everything that happened, I believe today was not a bad day.

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  • Reply cheekeegirl November 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Good for you. I wish everything turn out fine and in your favor

  • Reply Michi November 14, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Speaking of debt, I also know someone who promised to pay debts but suddenly, she/he deactivated her/his FB account and contact numbers. Lista na sa tubig pag ganun. 🙁

  • Reply May De Jesus-Palacpac November 15, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I remember years ago when a “friend” of mine came to me for help. She needed to be hospitalized so I took her – but I had to come up with the money to pay her bill. She was supposed to pay me and the people I asked help from (Jay included, he wasn’t my husband yet). When the time came that I needed the money (and mind you, I really needed it) and asked her, she came up with a “calculation” that reduced her debt to only 15% of what she actually owe. I could’ve argued but this girl had been an opportunist for years, so I just told her the money is hers but I’m cutting ties. I couldn’t handle the stress of it, haha.

    I hope your dad gets better soon. 🙂

    • Reply Maan November 16, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      OMG what? Why? How? I don’t know how to react! Grabe naman yun!

  • Reply Mhaan arambulo-delos santos November 15, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I also had Tita who borrowed money from me last 2012 and havent paid even cents. Ang badtrip pa dun, lagi siya nagpopost sa facebook na almost they have a good life alam mo un but didnt bother to pay me. So stressful kaya i blocked her nalang and forget about her. Kanya na lang yung pera kesa stressful yung pangungulit at pangako niya sakin na wala naman nangyayari. Good for you your friend contacted you. Sana makabayad na sya. 🙂

  • Reply Michelle Padrelanan November 15, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    It’s a good thing that things turned out well for you. God always works in ways we don’t see. God bless you.

  • Reply Melisa Sanchez November 15, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    OMG! ako ang taong di makatulog sa gabipag may utang. lol na stress ako, kaso ang husband ko may mga utang sya na di pa nababayaran ako naman ang na stress 🙁

  • Reply Jhanis November 16, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Not a bad day at all! It pays to look at the brighter side of things. Something good always come out of not so good things that happen in our lives. :)Wishing you a blessed week!

  • Reply Neri Ann November 16, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Kaya ako hirap din ako magpautang especially if Im on a budget.

  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei November 16, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    It’s good that you’re still able to remain positive amidst all the trials, hope everything works out for the best 🙂

  • Reply MrsMartinez November 17, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Everything will be all right. Always think positive!


  • Reply Pearliza Paguio November 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Glad your feeling better. My kids are not camera shy but whenever there’s a camera in front of them they automatically gives a sort of a poker face instead of smiling haha.

  • Reply Iris @ Earth Love Skin November 17, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Great to know you’re alright. I once had H. Pylori in 2013, which was commonly diagnosed as just ulcer but it’s actually a pre-requisite to colon cancer, which scared the shit out of me. And I can totally relate to this post. Just yesterday, my baby girl Avis stood up from the stroller after her feeding (my sister was also tasked to watch for her but left swiftly to probably check her computer; I was working, and mom was left in charge but asked my sister briefly because someone called her at the gate) and next thing I know I heard a wail and the stroller was upturned (head first). My heart was pounding crazy, but it doesn’t compare to when she actually fell from the 2-storey bunk bed when I was half-asleep!

    Sometimes us moms can have that tendency to blame ourselves, but what I have learned in this journey is that we need to be patient with ourselves too and to forgive our mistakes. Our children don’t see us imperfect and they love us unconditionally. I’m glad to know your baby boy is safe. Does he know how to walk/run/crawl? How old is he?

    Thanks for sharing your story. I feel you on that level, on every bad part. You have a great attitude for looking at the glass half full, still. Here’s a hug 🙂

    Iris @ Earth Love Skin

    • Reply Maan November 17, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      Oh my goodness! Thank God your baby’s fine! I would’ve thrown a massive fit (or tantrum???) if that happened to me. I really love what you said that we need to forgive ourselves. Sometimes, the hardest person to forgive is ourselves!

      Don’t worry about my son; he’s already three and a half. He’s already old enough to be left alone — but not when he’s fast asleep on an open bed. I was so thankful he didn’t move AT ALL during my almost 30-minute bathroom break. Angels guard our babes. And thank you so much for your response! I loved reading every word of it.

      PS: I really need to have another checkup just to be on the safe side.

  • Reply Jaimie felix November 18, 2015 at 11:06 am

    As what my husband always say~ there will always be sunshine after the rain! Glad to hear things went already.


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