One of the greatest pleasures of blogging is getting to know you through your comments and blog entries. I’d love to meet all of you, so I’m asking you to tell me about yourself.

You see, I’m curious. I want to know if the people who find this blog are mostly males or females…

1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?

2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?

3. How did you find this blog?

4.How often do you come to visit?

5.What topics interest you the most?

If you humor me and tell me all about you, I promise to do these things:

1) I’ll visit your blog. If you have one, that is. And, if you leave the link when you comment here.

2) I’ll leave a comment or two in your blog. Maybe more, if you convert me as a regular reader.

3) I’ll tell you at least ONE thing that I like about you/your blog. I might even write all about you!

Even if you leave comments here and there , you can always tell me something about yourself that you’d like me to know – maybe something surprising, something you’re proud of, or something you think is cool about you. I look forward to knowing more about YOU.

(I got this idea from from Shai Coggin and Cottontimer.)

Lastly, please sign my map so I know what part of the world you are coming from.

Noemi (70 Posts)


170 Thoughts on “Tell me about you

  1. Kleenexlambot on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 8:39 pm said:

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? mid 30s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? Just a reader. I usually surf endlessly till im ready to go to bed.

    3. How did you find this blog? Lauren’s link. First time to visit last night. I like the layout and its an easy read.

    4.How often do you come to visit? It would be daily, unless i dont have net access

    5.What topics interest you the most?Most topics about human life. I had read about your sons story on Laurens blog a long time ago. It was interesting to know more about the story and see your son’s picture. Im not a parent but I really feel for you. At the same time admire your effort in reaching out for those people in the same situation. Sharing your experience help others learn and move on.

    RESPONSE FROM NOEMI
    Wow , you’re a long time visitor. Thank you for caring.

  2. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 40+

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?telecom engr,yap

    3. How did you find this blog? thru AJ, noticed that my youngerst son (5th son – JOHSUA- was the born on the same year as your son…i’m sorry to read that

    4.How often do you come to visit? always

  3. typo: youngest ….malabo na kase ang mga mata, works with monitors for the past 25 yrs, sometimes i punch kyeboard w/o readingglass

    …my sympathy and condolences on your son….i noticed you really missed him…ganyan din ang feelings ko sa bunso ko…everytime i am coming home from work…it is like really coming home…missing my JOHSUA and my wife..grade 7 na siya ngayon..inspite of his head abnormalities….

    RESPONSE FROM NOEMI

    Grief never dies. We just learn to live with the loss of our child. As long as I live and love, I grieve. But in a positive way. How is your son now?

  4. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 32

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? blogger

    3. How did you find this blog? lauren and your comment

    4.How often do you come to visit? every day

    5.What topics interest you the most? reading about how you cope, your strength and how you are helping others.

    RESPONSE FROM NOEMI

    Yes I hope to reach out to grieving families. Grief support is quite new in the Philippines. This blog will help promote my mission, The Compassionate Friends Philippines

  5. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? am 28

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I work for a GOCC and am a regular blogger, keeping separate blogs for my marriage, my mountaineering stint, my pictures, my crazy/sexy/weird self and rants, and my family’s battle with my nephew’s cancer

    3. How did you find this blog? I was directed here by my blogkadahan friends

    4.How often do you come to visit? First time today… :)

    5.What topics interest you the most? Food (not necessarily cooking) and everyday life, tidbits of a person’s life and thoughts… am really more attracted to diary-type entries because it’s like being privileged to watch a life story unfold…

    RESPONSE FROM NOEMI
    Wow mountaineering. Will you be joining Mt. Everest trip?

  6. Hi Noemi,

    It’s nice to know that you’re interested in your readers. Anyway, I’m female and 35 years old. I’m a vice consul posted in Cambodia. I’m a new blogger. I like topics about family, blogging, writing, health, etc.. I like your blog because I feel that the person blogging is a real person. I’m also very touched by your story. I visit almost everyday because I think I always learn something here.

    RESPONSE FROM NOEMI
    Cambodia is one place I need to visit one day. We just didn’t have enough time in our last visit to Laos.

  7. Hello,

    I chanced upon your blog when i got an email from the pinoybloggers. I was so touched when i read about your son and i admire your courage to come out and blog about it. I think it’s one way of coping. i will not play with words here, as no one deserves to go through the pain of losing one’s child…but this reminded of a homily a few weeks back I listened to in church here in Canada about a former US Ambassador to the Vatican who lost her promising 21 year old son and how hard it was for her to cope with the grief.The priest told her that you know God called your son home at the prime of his life so that you might live and so that others might live through you. There is a reason for everything that happens.

    Years down the line, the couple became active philanthropists and gave away vast tracks of land they owned and she became US Envoy to the Vatican, in short by taking away her son, she became an instrument in spreading blessings to those who are in need and with her story became an inspiration to many…and you are actually living it now.

    God Bless you and your family Always,

    Irene

    P.S.

    Btw, just a brief about me, am 39, mother of two beloved sons, Nic 16 and Marc 12. My family recently migrated here in Canada. Am a Veterinarian by profession so is my husband.

    RESPONSE FROM NOEMI

    The reason I have a blog is not really for me to cope. I’ve already found my coping mechanism. I started The Compassionate Friends Philippines. The blog is for newly bereaved family members who are still finding their “new normal” and might find hope in my blog entries. We turn our pain through something positive. The US ambassador turned his grief by giving tract of lands. I turned mine into starting a grief support group.

  8. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 20

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I’m a client exec for an insurance company. I’m a blogger.

    3. How did you find this blog? I was bloghopping and I stumbled upon your blog.

    4.How often do you come to visit? This is my first time to visit, but I plan on visiting often. :)

    5.What topics interest you the most? I like to read about families and family relations, music, food, travels.

    I was touched by your story and I admire your strength in dealing with grief. Reading about your experiences gave me comfort because I can relate. I didn’t lose a child but I lost my mom to cancer last May 29, 2005 and I’m still trying to cope with her loss.

    I saw part of your TV interview as I was switching channels a few weeks ago. You did well there, no need to worry. :)

    God bless.

    RESPONSE FROM NOEMI
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Cancer is a very painful disease. We will always grieve our loved ones. We learn to live with the pain.

  9. Dear Noemi,

    I found your blog thru Google. Then I found out you’re also a Filipino and from UP Diliman as well.

    I read your Eulogy about your son. After reading it, I locked myself in the toilet and cried so hard. I felt the same pain too over my grandmother’s death in 1994 (when I was only 14) but it as far as I can remember, I was still grieving over her loss in 2001. It’s been 12 years now but I don’t want to be reminded by it. My grandfather still breaks down from time to time when he talks to me about her. I think that’s what true love is all about. You yearn for it throughout the years.

    I want to love unconditionally and with everything that I have. When I saw the movie, Brokeback Mountain, I learned a lot about taking the plunge and not missing any chance to tell someone how much you love him/her. I don’t consider that movie immoral although it is its underlying theme. It’s a great story of love, which I think is a universal theme. I’ve loved in the past and lost them and now I think that maybe, I didn’t really love that much. Maybe I’ve been so selfish that’s why I lost them. Now I am inlove with someone and our relationship is on the verge of breaking. But again, I am reminded by the movie about not missing any opportunity to experience great love and I am doing everything to make things work.

    God sure has great plans for you. In time you will understand why all these things happened. Maybe this is your purpose– to help bereaved family members over the loss of their loved ones. I really hope you will find your peace soon.

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?

    — I just turned 26.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?

    — I’m an entrepreneur and I blog to kill my boredom

    3. How did you find this blog?

    — Google

    4.How often do you come to visit?

    — This is my first time

    5.What topics interest you the most?

    — Loss

  10. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 40

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? blogger

    3. How did you find this blog? Toe’s blog

    4.How often do you come to visit? this is my first time

    5.What topics interest you the most? family, children

    Your story is very inspiring. I will definitely come back and browse some more next time.

    RESPONE FROM NOEMI
    Thank you for the visit

  11. Noemi! Husband mo si Butch! He was one year ahead of me sa UP Law. Wow what a small world talaga. Oh, but he wouldn’t know me by my married name…

    RESPONSE FROM NOEMI: Hehe, I had the feeling that somehow he knew you or vice versa. Lawyers know each other. I kept asking him if he knows you but he doesn’t recognize your family name. Now he remembers because of the batch.

  12. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? mid-30s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? i’m a special ed teacher and new at blogging (i’m interested in your pinoy webhosting packages)

    3. How did you find this blog? through sassy lawyer

    4.How often do you come to visit? first time

    5.What topics interest you the most? family, education, current issues, life in general

  13. Hi Julie

    Thanks for dropping by and welcome to the blogger’s world.

    If you’re interested in my Pinoy webhosting packages, read more about it at the site
    http://pinoywebhosting.net and then send me a text message. The number is in the contact form.

  14. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    i’m 23

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    i’m currently a student working towards my masters degree.. i’m also a blogger. i lost my younger brother almost three years ago in a car accident..

    3. How did you find this blog?
    via your daughter’s site.. i was bloghopping :)

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    this is actually my second time to visit

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    anything and everything.. basically :) i love to read and write.. oh and i’m into photography and traveling :)

    RESPONSE FROM NOEMI

    I’m sorry for your loss. I visited your site and I love your toys. I don’t have a lot of digital gadgets because the kid’s need it first. I’m last priority but I did get a nice cellphone for myself.

  15. Got here through Yuga’s blog re: mydeathspace. Very touching blog you have here. I do hope you’re doing better now.

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?29

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?A blogger. ALMOST a bereaved family member

    3. How did you find this blog? through yuga

    4.How often do you come to visit? this is my first!

    5.What topics interest you the most? philosophy, family, productivity

    I’ll definitely be back here. I also want to be a netrepreneur but don’t know how/where to start, do you have any tips? I’ve read quite a lot about this topic in the net, but most of them live in America, et al. I’d like to know how a Filipino in these settings would go about it.

    RESPONSE BY NOEMI

    I think Yuga has a lot of entries about problogging. Maybe attending the blog summit is a start .

  16. sorry for late reply, just flew back from BC

    my son is ok with God’s help

    happy weekend

  17. Should have done this a long time ago, so here it goes. :-)

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    > I’m 25.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    > I’m an accountant,I’m a blogger, and I’m bereaved daughter who lost her mother 12 years ago.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    > from your comment on one of my post.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    > Almost everyday.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    > Family, pets (especially cats :-) )

  18. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 30s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? An HR Manager and yes a blogger

    3. How did you find this blog? Pinoy top blogs

    4.How often do you come to visit? my first time– the lost of your son got my attention. Am a father of 9 year old boy and 7 year old daughter

    5.What topics interest you the most? HR and career matters

  19. Hi, I’m Lisa. :-)

    1. I’m 25

    2. I’m a blogger. An employee, a graduate student. A mother most especially, to a 10 month old boy.

    3. Found this blog thru another blogger who dedicated a poem for Luijoe.

    4.How often do you come to visit? This is the first time.

    5.I’m a very sentimental and emotional person, so anything about life, love, friendship, interests me.

    Anything special about me? Nothing really fancy. I almost became a military man’s wife, until he decided to turn his back on us when our son was 6 months old. He never saw his son. I guess that’s what big ambitions do to a man – leave everything behind in pursuit of your dreams. Sigh.

    Anyway, despite the pain and humiliation, I’m happy to be a mother. That’s one thing I will never regret. :-)

  20. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? – 24 y o

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?- im a part time student/ customer service/ im also a blogger, writing about personal stuff and experiences, it’s not good though/ I lost my uncle last december, and until now, it’s still hard to think of him as gone. also, last june, i lost my best friend. and just this march, a very close friend of mine died.

    3. How did you find this blog? – through a friend

    4.How often do you come to visit? – every now and then

    5.What topics interest you the most?- friendship, music, food

    Hello po,

    I just want to say that you’re really a strong person, and I admire you for the way you moved on. no words can describe what it is like to lose a loved one. Until now, i still could not fathom why my uncle, my bestfriend and a friend died. They were so young and so full of dreams…. i find consolation by reminding myself that God has a plan for everyone.

  21. Lisa: Being a mother is the best thing that happened to me. I was so overjoyed to become a mom that I quit my career. I know I shouldn’t have quit my job . I have no regrets.

    Pauline: I’m sorry for your loss. Your grief is so fresh. It’s painful to lose a close friend. So young to die! That’s true, we find consolation that God does have a plan for us. It wasn’t easy for me to accept that at first but after 5 years, I finally surrendered my pain.

  22. I’m 37. I found your blog searching for blogs on grief. I’m a writer and I too lost a child. This is my first visit & look forward to returning.

  23. Rose: Welcome to my blog . I’m sorry for your loss. I hope you can share your story to me one day. There are not many grief blogs around.

  24. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? I’m 25

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?I’m a college student. I’m a novice blogger

    3. How did you find this blog? through Jim Paredes’ blog comment

    4.How often do you come to visit? this my first time

    5.What topics interest you the most? about family & loss

    I admire your writings especially about family and dealing with the loss of love ones. Hope everything is well with you and your family.

  25. Heidi: Welcome to my blog. Thank you for dropping by. We continue to work on ourselves. So yes, recovery is a work in progress.

  26. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 25

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I’m a new media designer, blogging from guttervomit.com (don’t worry, it’s not as terrible as it sounds). Over the past 4 years, I’ve built 4 community sites on personal time, highfiber.org, oks.ph, gibbity.com and filmcrowd.com.

    3. How did you find this blog? from a comment you made at PinoyTechBlog a few days ago.

    4. How often do you come to visit? first time :)

    5. What topics interest you the most? I visit personal blogs like this one because I like reading about the topics that interest the owner of the blog, not necessarily me.

  27. Hello there! Great blog! great idea!

    about me ? – i’m 29. I’m currently working as an Asst Marketing Manager for Madinat Jumeirah. Part of the Jumeirah group (www.jumeirah.com)

    I’m also a blogger .. i have several. But the only known is ximorose.blogspot.com It’s just about friends, families and poems (which could be found in another section of the blog. I call it ‘a petal from a rose’)

    I have another one but i never got the chance to update it. the title was ‘Playing the Game well’ . I think i will revive it. It’s just that it’s a bit scary, ‘coz that blog was an outburst of emotion when i was having a really tough time at work and i could feel the pressure of work politics. I thought, i’d just stop it ‘coz you know.. the world is small and a colleague might read it.
    So, i’m not sure yet what to do with it.

    I founjd your blog through my husband, who was googling something about successful Pinoys. I think your site came up. He’s currently working on a book about Pinoy’s success and some cartoons too – which he intends to publish.

    Please have a look at my very ‘neophyte’ website.. It’s only pictures.. i wanted to update the email address there but i’m having a tough time with the internet….

    Its my first visit to you blog and i lke it. Very human and interesting!

    I’m into topics about life, success, knowing thy self and walking the journey of life. check this link: http://petalfromarose.blogspot.com/ I have published some of my poems.. the rest, i’m still trying to find some time :-)

    Hope to receive a reply from you.

    GOD BLESS!

  28. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    31

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    a newbie at blogging, and i just lost my mom this 29May06.
    i have a private blog page just for family and friends (mostly pics, really). the other for public reading and viewing.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    blogathon2006 list of bloggers

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    this is my first time :)

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    life, loss, love, personal blogs mostly.

    I am a mother too, and words are not enough to express how sorry I am to hear about your loss. In nigeria where we stayed last year, I almost lost my son too in one of the beaches there. Which makes me a bit over protective now, am afraid. And we never went back to the beach after that.

    Right now, I am grieving for the loss of my mom. It’s still so hard for me to think about her passing away. specially since I was out of the country at that time. People say it’s better coz my mom is not suffering anymore. I know that. But it doesn’t stop me from missing her. And I miss her terribly. sorry to sound so morose :P I promise to sound more cheerful next time. haha

  29. Hi there!

    My real name is JOY. I am 44 and currently living in Croatia. Shashavica ( shashavitsa) as pronounced here is a Croatian name which means “silly girl” as given to me by my Croatian friend. I enjoy my life here as an ESL teacher in the primary grades in a private school in Zagreb. I enjoy reading someone else’s blog as I also enjoy inviting everyone to take a look at mine as well.

    I have got a lot of adventures and misadventures in Croatia. And that’s for you to check out at http://www.shashavica.blogspot.com

    You may email me at [email protected]
    I ‘ll drop by your site from time to time.

    Best,

    JOY

  30. Dear Noemi,

    Thanks for featuring our movie on your blog. Hi to Butch and thanks to him to for supporting a long-lost friend’s mid-life crisis output.

    Your account of your grief is very moving and inspiring, in a way. I don’t know what else to say because I may say the wrong things.

  31. 20’s
    Im a programmer. Im a blogger too…i have my own and one for my son.
    I’m looking for the Repulic Act No. 9262
    This is my first time.
    About family, health and love

    Nice Blog! I love it!

  32. Nice running into your blog. I admire your courage for talking about your very personal and heart wrenching experiences. I am 32 and I have a 2 year old son and I could not even try to imagine what I would do if I lost him.

    Thanks for inspiring others to become better persons. More power to you.

  33. hello Noemi,

    1. almost mid-50s (wow! datan na ako, noh! hiya ako!)

    2. Not a blogger yet but I am online everyday after work for almost a decade now. I shed tears everytime I remember a very close friend’s loss of their young son {about my son’s age, they’re friends and shared pad in college)

    3. Bloghopping (Technorati’s MEComposing’s – URL links)

    4. First time but will not be my last.

    5. Anything and everything (except politics and religion)

    I am very much interested in your IT business. Is it too late for me to start one?

    I would greatly appreciate if you find time to e-mail me.

    Our Lord God has a purpose for everything, even our losses in this life. Sorry, I can’t remember the verse.

    Thanks,

    Naz

  34. hi miss noemi (ayan, you’re not http-colon-slash-slash-aboutmyrecovery-dot-com anymore),
    long time lurker here. just want to say i like your new template. it’s so touched-by-an-angel-y!

    cheers!

  35. Hello,

    I chanced upon your blog when i got an interest on your negosyo article. I am an OFW based in Bermuda. I am planning to settle back in the Phils. in two or three year period from now. I am looking for an alternative source of income once I decide to stay for good back home. Your in-put would be highly appreciated regarding this as I am thinking you might be of help on my plan. FYI, I am in food and bev. service industry for the past 14 years and that’s the only thing I know for a living.

    God Bless you and your family,

    Rubel

    P.S.

    • success can be obtained through prayers and putting God first in your life. and starts humility to your home. values of being responsble family man is the very foundation of all business in life

  36. Marion Singleotn on Tuesday, October 03, 2006 at 11:49 am said:

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? I am in my 60’s!

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?

    Wow that is worth a blog! I was a aerospace and computer scientist for 28 years then turned to social services. earlier this year I retired to the PI with my Filipinas (3) to pursue a career as a artist/entrepeneur. I am not a blogger YET but when I learn more I intend to be. I would appreciate any info you can give me about starting my own blog as I find your’s an excellent example. I was a breaved family member from seperation, divorce and widowhood in the 70’s and was a early member of CoDA. In San Diego there was a excellent program called “Suddenly Alone” which used the 12 steps to help in recovery from grief. I was part of a group that wrote a 12 step workbook on the subject. I still have that somewhere and would add it to my blog.

    3. How did you find this blog? Google! It came up 1st! Looking for AA or Alanon group in the Philippines.

    4.How often do you come to visit? 2x now and more in the future.

    5.What topics interest you the most? Recovery in all its forms from compulsive over eating to alcohol, codependency, and grief. Art both modern and mixed media (digital, writing, etc.). The Philippines, family, on-line business, humor, health, science, and quality of life.

    I found AAPhilippines on the internet ok. If your interested here is a link:

    AA Philippines

    I moved to Cebu 6 months ago and am adjusting and settling into my new life here. I do have some stories, photos and artwork that I want to put into a blog when I learn how and aspire to be a problogger. Dont let my age fool you!

    I have a lovely Pilipina wife of 7 years on this coming Dec 5th. We have 2 gorgious daughters ages 6 years and 11 months. My wife is a Visayan from Mindanao who came to the US as my fiance 7 years ago. That is a great story of “recovery in relationships” too.

    Keep up the good work!

    Marion and Dheding

  37. Hi,

    Came back. I did start a blog on Yahoo 360 under the name “Boss Fish” and offer it here hope you enjoy it:

  38. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 20s, 22 to be exact.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I write for a living. I also have a personal blog. I lost my mother to cancer in 2003. Still not entirely sure if I have recovered.

    3. How did you find this blog? Through a post from the Sassy Lawyer.

    4.How often do you come to visit? Been visiting a few times a week since Sassy posted about you and your blog.

    5.What topics interest you the most? Recovery and parenting. I’ve recently become a mom. :D

  39. Hi again. I still enjoy your blog and will try to keep up with it. I hoped you would visit my blog. I think I left the worng address. Finally got it started and love doing it. I will be adding some of my artwork soon and will continue to leave a story or two every week for a time.

    http://360.yahoo.com/singleton_is.

    Hope to see you. Remember you promised:))

    Boss Fish
    Marion

  40. Hi.

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? I’m 32.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? Tech blogger, telecom

    3. How did you find this blog? I knew about it some time ago but only subscribed (and now reading back posts) due to the blogger convention discussion.

    4.How often do you come to visit? I’m now subscribed in my feed reader.

    5.What topics interest you the most? In your blog, life stories. In general, tech and business matters.

  41. ^Funny running into Migs here :-)

    Hi Noem, I was blog-hopping tonight out of boredom but your site about Luijoe made me imagine what it would be like to suddenly lose my baby daughter. I really admire how you’ve put your story online, I’m sure it has helped many a parent who has found themselves in a similar situation and has also reminded new, tired, sleep-deprived parents like me that we should treasure every moment we have with our little angels.

    Here are the answers to your questions:
    1. I’m in my late 20s.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I’m a blogger (http://docuventaries.livejournal.com/ and http://momexchange.blogspot.com/), I moved to Sweden last year with my husband of 3 years and we have a 9-month-old daughter who has her own blog :-)

    3. How did you find this blog? From a link on houseonahill.net

    4.How often do you come to visit? Came here for the first time today, will be subscribing via bloglines

    5.What topics interest you the most? Parenting and blogging

  42. Luis: interesting domain name!

    Rosemarie: Hope your husband’s book gets published

    why bother: Losing someone in the early stages of our grief is not an easy road but the only way we have to go is take a step forward each day. Though there are days that we take a step backward

    shashavica- Wow Croatia is some place I want to visit one day

    Joel- You’re welcome. Hope you write more movies.

    Glenn- that is sweet of you to have a blog for your son

    Iloilo City Boy- It takes courage to tell my story but this is the only way I can reach out to others in similar pain

    Naz- our age is not that far off from each other. it’s never too late to blog

    Moowagirl- Your entry on me really cracked me up.

    Rubel- It’s good to be in a business that you have some technical knowledge. Food is a very profitable business. Try one of the franchise models as a start.

    Marion- Start with blogspot first. It’s user friendly.With your background, I am sure you have a lot of stories to share

    Yoru- I believe we are never entirely over the death of our loved ones. We loved them deeply. However we have lived a new life without them so that’s moving forward.

    Miguel- Oh yes there is such a demand to go into business.

    Christianne- You take care of your little one.How I miss my son. I dream of him often.

  43. Hi Neomi, Came back again. Thanks for the suggestion to use Blogspot I am going to check them out for setting up a more advanced blog. Or possibly wordpress. You blog is excellent and I would appreciate your advice if you have a chance. In the meantime I am blogging at my own Yahoo 360 at http://360.yahoo.com/singleton_is I invite you to take a look. I would like to leave a reference to your site here and the foundation you are co-founder of in my next blog. Many years ago during my first marriage we had two miscarriges. I suppressed the pain completely for many years then after several years another tragedy struck and all the memory and pain came flooding back as though it just happened. So I wrote two stories. One about the tragedy at the time and the other about Ann and the miscarrage. I know many people have had similar experiences and I want to share with them that there is recovery and they are not alone. I also want to refer to your websites and the great work you are doing with your permission. If you have a chance look my stories over and let me know if you are ok with my reference to your work.

    Keep writing I find it very interesting even the local stuff. Here in Cebu we have many of the same problems too.

    Regards
    Marion

  44. hello! i found your blog sa pinoytopblogs..i’m not a blogger.i’m really not into computers except for the mails..but this time i have to deal with it more often because part siya sa online journalism class namin, eh! ahm.please allow me to call you ate. ate, a just want to inquire if i can interview you regarding your blog. we need it in school. i just hope you reply.hindi naman masyado serious na interview..thru e-mail..so i’ll just include the questions here just in case you want to reply. 1.when did you start blogging? 2. why did you engage in blogging?/ what pushed you to make a blog? 3. is this your only blog or you have other blogs also? 4. is it beneficial to you?what benefits has it given you? 5. in general, do you think blogs are adventageous?….so yun na po..i hope you reply. sorry talaga because i don’t think na formal ito. if you would want to reply, you can send it to [email protected]..thank you very much!you’ll be blessed!

  45. Hello,
    I just stumbled upon your site after googling “grief over losing a son before Chrstmas”
    I may not make alot of sense right now but my darling son Nicky just died October 30th. Apparently he had a congenital abnormality that manifested as a thickening of the ventricle walls. He was 15 and played football and the bass clarinet and was a truly lovely and loving boy with so much to live for. He walked into his period 2 English class and just fell and he died right then. They worked on him for a very long time but were unable to bring him back. We loved him so much and we are totally devastated. We have a younger daughter Madeleine who is 12 and they were very close to each other and she just started grade 7 at his school in September….and she also misses him dearly.
    I have never responded to anybody’s blog before but I felt compelled to write back to you.
    I have made a website that includes his pictures and the kids from his school write to me about him…It saves me searching out his name on the internet.
    I can’t imagine getting to a place where this grief isn’t excruciating painful and numbing.
    Thanks for listening to my ramblings. I am very honoured to have read about your son and your life,
    Tamara

  46. Congratulations again on winning best blog for the Philippine Web Awards!

  47. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? —- 30s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? – A mom, nursing student.. blogger too.. and healing just like you.

    3. How did you find this blog? — I think I was blog hopping and enjoyed reading the entries.. I linked your site from mine.

    4.How often do you come to visit? — I do visit every week..

    5.What topics interest you the most? —- family, kids, relationships.. little success stories.. heartaches.. makes me stronger by knowing that i am not the only one experiencing it..

    and hey congratulations for winning that award (clapping hands)… =)

  48. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?

    > 30’s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?

    > I have been a blogger since the late 1990’s. It was on and off ;-)I’m a web specialist in a financial institution.

    3. How did you find this blog?

    > Google. I was looking for more info regarding Breastfeeding in the Phils. for a good friend of mine.

    4.How often do you come to visit?

    > First time, today.

    5. What topics interest you the most?

    > parenting and any good books that are highly recommended (esp. fantasy…).

  49. 32/F, MD

    spent 9 years in the State U (pre-med and med school), 4 years in PGH for my residency training, currently unemployed since january 1 (hirap maging duktor talaga) but hoping to start private practice this year

    started BBSing in ’94, online since ’95, newbie blogger since 3 months ago. started my blog during one of my duties as therapy

    discovered yours through bloghopping the other day :)

    recently, i’m into topics on overcoming grief and heartaches, technology (closet techie), local politics and of course, medicine. :)

  50. summer santos on Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 11:24 pm said:

    im in my late 30’s.
    im working as an event manager. i cant say im a blogger for the reason that im not a good writer. i just write as if if im writing on my personal journal hihi.
    i usually surf endlessly. im in search of blogs just want to really read others blogs. i believe some of them are inspiring (like yours) and the rest funny.
    im interested on human life. this is my first time to visit, i hopw you welcome me again.

    we lost our second son. i feel for you. God is good that he healed me from my pain. Im positive he is also working on your healing. God Bless

  51. @Marion- That’s what i did too. I suppressed the pain because I couldn’t take it

    @Miguel- Thanks :)

    @luiza- reading how others cope is one way of helping ourselves in crisis

    @Jerl- Breastfeeding is good. Too bad our breastfeeding advocates don’t have a blog or website yet

    @midnight rainbow- hope you continue with your blogging. You’ll never know what it could bring you. At the very least, it’s therapeutic

    @summer- oh yes we can certainly relate to the pain. Healing is a work in progress and I do feel God’s love

  52. Good morning,
    I am 50. Tim, my dear husband of 18 years, died in a car accident on Aug. 14, 2003. Here is his guestbook which gives a bit of insight as to how I dealt with his sudden passing:
    Last night I met another special man who reminded me of Tim. I realized that they both have been “touched by an angel”. It never occured to me before, but now it seems very clear. I know that God still has plans for me and He wants me to live life abundantly with joy. I found your site by googling “touched by an angel”. I wasn’t looking for sites about the show, but real examples of people being “touched by an angel”. Your site caught my eye.
    May God continue to bless you on this journey we call life. Thank you for what you do.

  53. Hai,
    I am also facing a similar situation like u.I lost my sweet kid on 28 december 2006.I can’t belive that.but it is a fact that i lost my baby.he is only 15months old,but very cute,smart and beautiful.I am missing him very much.i have no other babies now.i am 30 years old.and planning to have a kid only after 2 years.
    I’m not a blogger.just happened to visit ur site
    Bye

  54. @Diana- God has plans for us, We just need to be open to it. It’s true I was touched by my angel. my little boy

    @anju- Oh I am so sorry. Your grief is so fresh..so painful. I hope you also visit my other site http://compassionatefriends,info

  55. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 20s :(

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?

    I’m a *struggling* med student on the look out for good blogs. Im also a blogger.

    3. How did you find this blog?

    No Pinoy blog reader worth his/her salt would miss this blog. :p

    4.How often do you come to visit?

    Not that often. I leave a comment everytime I do. So that gives me a grand total of THREE visits. hurray!

    5.What topics interest you the most?

    My driving force for blogging is to introduce or at least expose people to the alternative paradigms in religion and philosophy and to show the Filipino face of Atheism. It’s still quite a stretch before i get there, but I think that goal is worth pursuing.

  56. I am 54 years old. I live in Decatur Michigan, single and work full time. My son Ryan Lee Baker who was 24 years old was murdered March 8th, 2006, shot in the chested by a punk who was suppose to be his friend in Three Rivers Michigan. His brother also a punk and some inconsiderate 14 year old girl named Ashley tried to cover it up. Charges are Pending.

  57. umm, eh, umm, well i’m … (teka pwede taglish na lng) :-)

    bago lang po ako sa mundo ng blogging. i started blogging for about 3 posts, tapos stopped na. (maybe nahooked ako sa pag-design & layout ng site ko, then i almost forgot to fill it with textual contents, where my readers are suppose to read & write some comments.)

    pero ewan ko ba bkit bumalik na naman ako sa pagba-blog, kahit hindi ko pa talaga alam ang pasikot-sikot ang takbo ng blogosphere, seo, feeds, tools, contests, atbp na palamuti sa page ko, na nagpapabagal sa loading process o kaya ay nagsasuggest lng sa visitors ko na iclose dahil sa haba ng ii-scroll nila. ewan ko ba, hindi ko lang talaga alam pa eh.

    ok now, about your questionnaire naman po:

    i’m 23/male. a newbie blogger (2 months old). i discovered your blog being the last years’ best blog by philwebawards. this is my first time here, and i dunno why, and how often i can visit here (especially if it’s about things yet to happen in the future) :P

    well, about the topics i like in your posts … umm, di ko pa alam. sa sunod na lang po uli. but i enjoy reading others’ thoughts and feelings in their blogs. kahit na ba strictly speaking, nobody can do mind reading or see the innermost part their hearts.

    but because they said so in their blogs, i’d like to think and consider, that maybe they’re telling half truth, or partly sincere. and eventhough there maybe pretentious acts, it may also add some icing to their cakes, and i’d like to taste it anyways. :-)

    happy blogging.

  58. pacenxa na sa typoerrors, pero alam ko namang maiintindihan na rin ito kahit pa’no. eto nga pala blogsite ko, i’ll be happy to see your comments there, (kahit negative comments pa po, mas appealing sa’ken yun, more than plain compliments and greetings. pero ciempre, i can’t tell my visitor’s what they have to write on their remarks, if they liked it, fine … if they hate it, sabihin lang nila, para i’ll be prepared when i’m about to be stabbed on my back. *joke)

    eto po blogsite ko: http://sinag.i.ph

  59. Hi. Sorry for what happened to you! I have no answer to the question why grief comes to some people, but never comes to others…uff!
    I am 26, i come from Bulgaria, 7 years have lived and studied in Sofia- the capital of BG. I graduated Bulgarian philology in 2006, before that four years i studied for a PR. Have worked in Bulgarian national radio, in an advertising agency and now- in a regional newspaper as a reporter, advertising consultant and pr. My hometown is Pleven and now i have came here again where i live with my parents.
    I am not a blogger though i love to write. I think that bloggs are today’s internet fashion and as such i i like them but hope they will not be only a fashion, but sth durable.
    This blog i found by accident after a search in the search engine google.com. Nevertheless, i will become your fan, i suppose.
    Best wishes, Vanya Ivanova

  60. HELLO,NOEMI.I KNOWN YOUR SITE THRU MARIE CLAIRE MAGAZINE WHEN I WAS ON VACATION IN THE PHILIPPINES LAST WEEK WITH MY BF,DAVID FROM UK,LOVE OF MY LIFE.DAVID BOUGHT THE MAGAZINE FOR ME TO READ WHEN WE WERE IN TARLAC CITY.ITS REALLY DIFFICULT TO LOOSE SOMEONE YOU LOVE.I LOST MY MOM WHEN I WAS 16 YRS OLD.LIFE WAS SO DIFFICULT TO LIVE WITHOUT A MOTHER ESPECIALLY WHEN GROWING UP AS A TEENAGER.ITS GOOD THAT YOU HAVE THIS SITE WHERE YOU CAN SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE AND LEARN FROM OTHERS HOW TO COPE FOR THE LOST OF OUR LOVE ONES.WITH REGARDS TO YOUR QUESTIONS,I’M 38 YRS OLD AND SEPARATED FOR ALMOST 7 YRS BUT WITHOUT A CHILD.I’M PURSUING MY ANNULMENT THIS YEAR.I’M WORKING IN DUBAI.I’M NOT A BLOGGER.I FIND THIS BLOG THRU MARIE CLAIRE MAGAZINE.I WILL VISIT THIS BLOG MORE OFTEN.TOPIC WHICH I FIND MORE INTERESTING IS ABOUT FAMILY,RELATIONSHIP,COOKING WHICH I’M NOT GOOD,FASHION AND SOME FUNNY JOKES.HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.TAKE CARE ALWAYS AND GOD BLESS!

  61. very interesting site.

  62. I dropped by here and as I always tend to know who’s behind this blog and yet being invited to introduce myself here… :)will do it, ma’am

    I’m in my middle 20s…
    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?

    Engaged to live a consecrated life :D and blogging is just one way to be me :)
    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?

    I find it clean and serene… err, let me finish reading some lines , too :D
    3. How did you find this blog?

    This is my first time to visit this site but will come back soon… :)
    4.How often do you come to visit?

    Anything about life…
    5.What topics interest you the most?

    I think that’s all… let me come back..

  63. great site! upbeat and positive. can i invite you to speak in my UP CMC class next sem please?

    would also like to invite you to fill up a 10 minute survey on top 100 pinoys blogsites.

    more power to you.

  64. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    I’m in my 40s.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    I am an IT professional based in the US who writes for gaming fansites on the side. I just started my own blog aimed at a small niche: women who play PC and console games like me.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    A friend of mine sent me a link to this site. We both started our own blogs at the same time (hers is at http://manila-mom.blogspot.com/) and she wanted to share other Pinoy blogsites she found interesting.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    This was my first time but it won’t be the last.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    Anything Filipino.

  65. Hi, I’m glad to know that you found solace, even for just a brief time, at the Filling Station in Camp John Hay. What you experienced is exactly what I envisioned the place to offer when we were putting it up.

    I’m now working in Manila, left the business with my family, who backed it up in the first place. You’ll be happy to hear that it’s doing very well right now.

    Just made me glad, that somehow somewhere I’ve comforted someone through something that I’ve done in the past.

    Thank you:)

    Joe

  66. Hi,

    I am Ami, I am a 34 year old mother of 2 girls, age 5 and 3 and a 6 month old baby boy. I am an NGO researcher-writer and my current job made me try and become one of the countless Pinoy bloggers.

    I found this blog through The Mommy Journals and today is my first visit. I know I’ll do that often from now on.

    I am only starting to build my site. Check it out, http://www.quickline.blogspot.com.

    Ami

  67. Hi, noemi!

    Got here thru pinoymoms. Im very new in the blogosphere. Here are some info about me..

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    – mid 30’s
    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    – I’m a SAHM who find blogging fun and very exciting!

    3. How did you find this blog? Thru pinoymomsnetwork

    4.How often do you come to visit? twice to thrice a week.

    5.What topics interest you the most? – your kids growing years, parenting,and a lot more. You have a very interesting blog! You’re an inspiration to an aspiring blogger like me — (walang bola yan!)

    Anyway, here’s my blog, visit me if you have time…

    http://momsaroundthecorner.blogspot.com/

    More power and God bless!

  68. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? mid 20s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? im a writer..relatively new blogger…my mom died last november, it was the first death in the family and we’re still coping..

    3. How did you find this blog? i stumbled into it a few times early this year but only became a frequent reader these past days

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    everyday since this week
    5.What topics interest you the most? almost everything,sometimes its really not about the topic, but the insight, thoughts and train of thinking of a person’s writing that interests me… i can also relate about your grief recovery coz as it is im just on my first few steps to getting “there”. thanks for spreading this advocacy to the rest of us… ;-)

  69. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? mid 20s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I am the project manager of a diabetes project in davao city. I blog sometimes.

    My grandmother died in 2003 because of diabetes complications. I started smoking after she died. I had myself assigned to tawi-tawi just to forget/deal with the pain.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    Through your comment on marketmanila.com

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    this is my first time to visit.
    5.What topics interest you the most?

  70. Hi there. First and formost, I can’t tell you enough how it hurts me to know you lost your son. I can’t imagine the pain. I have 2 small children who are my life. I lost my husband in 2004 who was also my life, but it is not the same as losing a child. My life since that day has not been the same. I too am recovering and moving on. Some days we are all good and others not so good. I have had a chance to read all of your blog page. I am interested and want to respond more. I am new to this blogging. I just started an online biz and I am incorporating blogs to help with traffic to the site as well as learning a lot and getting to know a lot of people. My blog site is [email protected]. I would like to hear from you and possibily blogroll with each others links. I will visit your page again soon. Amy

  71. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    I just turned 33 years old.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    I’m a lawyer by profession. I’m an avid blogger and recently, a bereaved mother. My baby died in utero at 35 weeks. He (Raphael) had trisomy 18 and a congenital heart problem.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    I found out about this blog through Toe (of Kurokuroatbp) who was my classmate in law school. She was consoling me via email and told me about this blog.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    I visit 3-4 times a week.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    Topics about coping with the loss of a loved one.

  72. @ladybug- I am glad that you have a good friend in Toe and she in turn brought you here. I also posted some grief resources at the Compassionate Friends. http://compassionatefriends.info

  73. Jake Taylor on Sunday, May 06, 2007 at 9:59 am said:

    Noemi,

    Hi, it’s Jake Taylor again. I can’t begin to imagine what you’ve been through with your loss. I myself have a son, and it would be the end of the world for me if he left this earth before me.

    Like you, I’ve been online for a while but (still) have not gotten into blogging. I used to own the jake.com domain which i got in 1994 and sold a few years ago for a nice 5 figures ($). We used to have a family site (danbing.com) with fotos and all, but it expired and someone in China grabbed it (don’t know what danbing means in Chinese?!). Danding is my dad’s name while Bing is my mom’s – thus danbing. Anyway, i’ve resurrected it as danbing.org – but still no content :)

    I came across your site accidentally through Google, and will be visiting often from now on…my best to Butch.

  74. Oh Dear! I see this section AFTER I have told you my story in your most recent post! I am so sorry! I hope that you will find my story even though I didn’t write it in the right place!

    With love,

    Natalya x

  75. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? am 42

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? am in jeddah now as a private english tutor, am a bereaved mother too

    3. How did you find this blog? EXCELLENT BLOG!!! while i was reading the news at inquirer.net

    4.How often do you come to visit? this is my first time and i intend to visit everyday…if time permits

    5.What topics interest you the most? everything…especially about luijoe…jimboy was 14 years old when he died of a degenerative neurological brain disorder last march 17, 2004. he is my angel too. i still have one more son – jappy

  76. @jake- it’s great to hear from you. You must have made a lot of money . wow

    @talj- it’s okay. I got to read your story. Telling one’s story is very therapeutic. It’s an outlet for the pain inside.

    @wen- thank you for visiting. I hope you continue reading my entries. I feel inspired when a visitor like you finds comfort in reading my entries. I am sorry for your loss . You know how I lost my son and it’s almost 7 years now. I still think of him a lot .

  77. Hi! It’s my 2nd time to comment here…Dunno if you still remember but I left a comment before saying that i’m planning to buy the book Fallen Cradle. Well, I did, and I actually wrote about it in my blogsite (http://cdsaint.blogspot.com/2007/05/book-called-fallen-cradle.html). Hope you get to read what I wrote about the book.Ãœ More power to your blogsite.Ãœ

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? mid 20s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I am also a blogger. I try to post a blog at least once a month. Aside from that, I work for an airline company.

    3. How did you find this blog? I was searching the internet for show times for the movie Griffin & Phoenix and I found this site instead.Ü

    4.How often do you come to visit? As much as I can.Ü

    5.What topics interest you the most? Anything about life in general.

  78. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 20s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? Yes, I am a blogger too, a new one. Just started this year. I a communications practitioner. I’ve lost a sister (1987) and a father (2001)… It’s hard to admit that I am still recovering from my dad’s demise. It still gives me pain and brings tears to my eyes.

    3. How did you find this blog? at work. my boss asked me to look for popular local bloggers.

    4.How often do you come to visit? i often check your blog. i’m at pinoymoms too…

    5.What topics interest you the most? a lot. motherhood, marriage, parenting, daily life, and development issues.

  79. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    I just turned 28 last may 7.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    I blog once in a while, and now trying to write for a change, trying to recover from a super broken heart.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    Through projectmanila.com and I’ve actually seen you in person in the webby awards and the phil blog awards.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    Once in a while, whenever I had the chance to go online.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    Anything about arts, photographs, and now, inspiring write-ups, for i know that it will keep me inspired and help me get through my toughest times…

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  81. @Angel- thank you for buying “Fallen Cradle”

    @cliff- drop me a “hi” next time

  82. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?

    I am 54

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?

    I created one blog to keep my family posted on my travel experience to Manila (www.travelpod.com/members/vieja47); I am also a bereaved mother (see lorabeth.com, and also http://www.angelfire.com/mt2/grieving/).. Our Lora died May 22, 1999.

    3. How did you find this blog?

    Typed “philippines alcoholism” into a search engine

    4.How often do you come to visit?

    My first time–but just like MacArthur…

    5.What topics interest you the most?

    Sewing, machine embroidery, Christian discussion, and anything to do with my family :)

  83. sorry for commenting on an obviously old post :) Just can’t help it hehe

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 21 :)

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I’m a designer first and blogger second.

    3. How did you find this blog? I can’t remember how, I guess I was bloghopping and there you are :)

    4.How often do you come to visit? Once every two weeks I guess

    5.What topics interest you the most? Mostly on designs, freelancing, CSS and the likes, heart-wrenching stories and humorous anecdotes

  84. Hello Ms. Noemi, your experience brings back a lot of memories for me and my family….

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? I just turned 30.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I am a wife and a mom. Married 3 years now and like you, hubby and I were steadies for 7 years before tying the knot. We have a little boy, 2 years old. I blog at Nshima Servings. On grief, I can very well relate to what your family went thru. I was in college when we lost my little brother. That was 11 years ago and he was 6 years old (youngest). He was hit by a car near our home, he never made it to the hospital. I know it felt like the end of the world for me and my siblings but reading your blog made me understand the grief my parents went thru. I believe now it’s very different when a parent loses a child. I showed my mom your site recently and she broke down uncontrollably. We may look like the happy family once again but 11 years doesn’t really change much, especially for my folks. I’m helping her and my dad by navigating thru your site so they can read old posts you wrote of your journey. I hope it helps them somehow. Whew, that was long.

    3. How did you find this blog? From Pinoy Moms Network. Signed up for membership some months back but have yet to make an intro.

    4.How often do you come to visit? This is my 3rd visit. I know now I will be visiting a lot more often.

    5.What topics interest you the most? Parenting, Marriage and Family Life.

  85. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 30’s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? Right now I am coming to terms with the loss of my youngest daughter on 2-25-07, she was 10 and I cry daily………She was one of four children…..And yes I blog, have been blogging since April 2000, under many names/domains.

    3. How did you find this blog? I typed in Grieving MySpace Layouts and found your site and I think I am happy that I have…

    4.How often do you come to visit? First visit

    5.What topics interest you the most? Well I used to make soap and other bath goodies, but I have lost interest in that since my daughter died…….Also I love music and concerts.

    If you humor me and tell me all about you, I promise to do these things: Well I am 32 years old , mom to four. 2 boys ages 5 and 7 and 2 girls 14 and 10

  86. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 30s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I’m a graphic designer/baby sign language teacher/writer and yes I blog about running.

    3. How did you find this blog? From Sen Pia’s blog

    4.How often do you come to visit? I’ll probably be here everytime you post a new entry. I’ve subscribed to your feeds. :)

    5.What topics interest you the most? Parenting and fitness

    If you humor me and tell me all about you…
    I’m a mom of two, the eldest being 6 years old. When I read about your son and viewed his photos at school, I started crying. I cannot even imagine the pain you went through and I can only admire you for using this to help others through Compassionate Friends. I look forward to reading more about you in this blog :)

  87. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 37

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I’m a single mom to a 13 yr old. A cake artist and potter. Lost my mom to cancer 6 yrs ago. Seems my life’s on a standstill. She was my best friend and business partner. I’m also nursing a broken heart from a recently ended 3yr relationship.

    3. How did you find this blog? Saw an article on pinoy bloggers in a magazine.

    4.How often do you come to visit? at least once a day since i found you last week.

    5.What topics interest you the most? Family, relationships, fitness, food

    I’m sorry for your loss. But if it’s any consolation, your recovery steps have touched and helped a lot of hearts. I’ve already applied the “acting as if” to my current situation. More power to you and looking forward to your stories.

  88. Annjanette on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 3:12 pm said:

    Hi, I was looking for Taylor Hicks online and found this. I was born in Cebu, Philippines and relocated to the US.

    Your blog is very touching.

  89. Hi,Noemi.
    I’m in my 40’s, a doctor, a professor in medicine, a blogger, a wife and a mother of 2 brilliant boys aged 9 and 5. I found your site through PMN of which i’m also a member. i visit your blog once or twice a month. it’s only now that i read your ABOUT ME section. topics regarding family and life in general interests me.

  90. Hey Noemi, i’ll see you on Friday. You are a blessing to many mothers and other segment readers as well. Galing mo!

  91. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? Turning 30 first quarter next year.

    What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I’m a part-time, non-pro blogger.

    How did you find this blog? Via Google search engine. I was looking for feedbacks on a particular internet service provider.

    How often do you come to visit? I’ve discovered your blog about 3 days ago and I’ve been visiting everyday. A couple of times a day actually.

    What topics interest you the most? I haven’t been consistent on that, but it IS your writing style that caught my attention. It’s very fluid, with an ‘oomph’. I’m trying to learn whatever I can from a pro.

  92. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? just turned 30

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? haven’t tried blogging… this gonna be my first… but i’m a forumer not too different from blogging.

    3. How did you find this blog? i saw you interviewed in lifestyle by….. forgot the host name (sorry)

    4.How often do you come to visit? everyday i visit forums, got nothing to do at home….

    5.What topics interest you the most? Family, relationships, grieving, recovery

    i lost a child too just like you. i find hard to recover or to move on. for me, there’s no such word as recovery maybe acceptance will do.

  93. Noemi,

    I share with you the grief. I’m 43, married, with two children, 14 and 7. Life must go on . . .

    I came over you about Malu Fernandez, i wrote about the subject at blogosphere. It’s nice to know you. We share a commen experience and passion.

    Roy

  94. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? late 30’s

    2.What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I am a housewife. Yes I am a blogger. Yes I lost my brother to dengue.

    3. How did you find this blog? Heard about it on the show if Chiqui Roa-Puno

    4. How often do you come to visit? This is the 2nd time but I promise to visit often

    5. What topics interest you the most? Raising children, Jobs for stay at home moms

    I am a stay at home mom to 2 boys, ages 10 and 6. My husband works in a software company. I was working when I first got pregnant but had to quit to bring my child to speech therapy and could not get back to work. Blogging helped you find your new self and I am now trying to reinvent myself too . I started blogging mid this year and really enjoyed it and found it to be therapeutic. I developed a love for writing. I am hoping to one day get a writing job because it’s something I can do at home.

    I grieve for your loss. I cannot begin to imagine losing a child. When I lost my brother I felt so much pain. My life and my perception of life changed when he died. It is faith that tells you you will be together again. Maybe that’s why I just want to spend as much time with my kids.

    I have 2 sites, “windowshoppingspree.blogspot.com” is about shopping experiences etc and just made a new one “nuttythoughts.blogspot.com”
    which talks about anything including motherhood. Come visit me. I too registered at Pinoy Moms Network.

  95. hello noemi,
    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    in my 40’s… moving to my golden years in several years!

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    an IT professional, looking at a new career in teaching and consulting, maybe next year. married w/ a 17-year old son.
    no, i’m not a blogger… yet. btw, i remember dado as a spanish friar in one of the plays we had in uprep, late 70s.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    got curious about the malu fernandez story in the inquirer.net and google led me to your blog. i recognized your name, i’ve seen some of your comment entries in some blogs i read on and off. and learned about your dear little angel luijoe who is now in heaven.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    found this blog just yesterday, and have been here 3x already. it’s, as they say, an easy read.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    for this blog – about women, blog writing tips and just about anything – from serious to showbiz!

  96. Hi just wanted to check if my URL will appear. I am such a work in progress. I noticed my name is not highlighted and so it does not lead you to my blog. I am #94 in your answer sheet. Sorry

  97. hi, i loved your touching story, i remember an officemate whose son died suddenly in a hit and run..she resigned from work after that..
    i also like your food and places blogs..

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 40yrs old

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? im an architect, love food photography, im a blogger too

    3. How did you find this blog? thru southbound.ph

    4.How often do you come to visit? its my 1st time

    5.What topics interest you the most? food, photography, interior design, architecture

  98. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? I’m 30 yrs. old

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    I’m a Technical Support Agent (in simpler terms I’m working in a call center somewher in QC) I’m also a blogger but only as a hobby and my blog posts is on my Friendster acount. You can take a look if you want. The link is http://yllor.blogs.friendster.com.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    Via Philippine Idol. When PI Season 1 was still showing, I searched for it on Google and just like what you mentioned your blog came third on the list.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    When PI Season 1 was ongoing, I visit you site almost everyday. When Season 1 ended, I browsed for other topics and I was fascinated by your “love story”. I have my own too on my Friendster blog but I can’t compare it with your “love story.” As I mentioned in my comment to that post, that posting is what I call “a real love story.” =)

    Haven’t checked you blog for a while after that but when I did (today), I noticed the new layout. I like it! I’ve been browsing now your blog for other topics/interest. I started reading about the death of your son. I can only imagine the grief you’ve experienced and still experiencing. I haven’t lost any family members yet, at least my immediate family members and I don’t know what would happen to me in case that inevitable thing would happen.

    5.What topics interest you the most? Philippine Idol, Family, Relationships, God, music, entertainment, computers, everything =)

  99. Im 30, turning 31 on Sept 25, 2007

    I’m a 2nd year pedia resident in LAs Pinas Doctors’ Hospital. I’m trying to be a blogger if I find the time. We have 32 hours duty every other day. I have two adorable girls, 5 and 2y, and 6mos on the way to another girl. I’m impressed with moms who are tech savvy, in our hospital I’m the most tech-savvy they can get, if our IT consultant is not busy. But I still have a long way to go. I made a very barbaric attempt for our website at a year ago, and I can’t seem to find it anymore. Just used a free webhosting site.

    I find this blog informative and inspiring at the same time. I was touched indeed.

    This is my first time to visit, googling over landlines and it took me to your website. Serendipity. You’ve just inspired me.

    5.What topics interest you the most?

  100. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?

    28, from Lima, peru, South America.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?

    I run an e-magazine and I work in the marketing area of one of these companies which you call “mail order brides” (oh, oh… ?)

    3. How did you find this blog?

    Looking for information about Filipino society, trying to understand Filipino women compared to Latin society.

    4.How often do you come to visit?

    It’s my first time.

    5.What topics interest you the most?

    You can check them on the e-magazine and have further contact with me if you use the contact us form. This campaign is indeed very interesting. Go ahead! =)

  101. Hi! I’m Angela and found your site while “googling” some infos on falling hair. My 14 year old daughter is having an unusual falling hair. I brought her to the dermatologist yesterday and hopefully the shampoo and minodixil she prescribed will do it.

    I, too, uses virgin oil for her hair. She has a thick, black and straight long hair so it really makes her hair more beautiful. That’s why her losing hair right now is freaking me out big time. Anyway, I have been using virgin oil for almost 3 years now and as I always say will be using it perhaps for the rest of my life. Two things I have found effective and safe and permanently found in my house are virgin oil and fern-c.

    I’m sorry about your son. I hope you somehow feel okay now and accepted the loss of him.

    God bless you.

    Angela

  102. Noemi, I am a 42 yr old construction manager. I was able to know your site thru the PHil. Daily Inquirer. Our family is presently grieving the death of my 5-year old son last april 22, 2007. I could very well relate to your blog and I could feel evey word and picture. I have not yet told my wife about your blog cause it will definitely bring back memories of our own little boy.

    Your louiejo and our POI’s (petname of Abram Paul) destiny has a lot of paralellism. Both died during a family outing, our Poi died in a fall accident in Cavinti, Laguna. Both died after the Holyweek. Both inquired about God, your son about St. John, while Poi talked about Sto. nino while on the way to Laguna. He even mimicked the crucified Jesus before leaving the house….

    Ohh! couldn’t continue any further, I will just make kwento in another forum.. am feeling sad again.

  103. Hello,

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? I am in my 50’s
    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I am a blogger too. I am still in the healing process. Healing from the many physical pains resulting from my illnesses, and emotional pains too :-( I am mostly alone at home since my illness which my doctor discovered in 2003. (All the members of my family work). I had to resign from the stressful IT work environment. I used to drown myself with watching chefs at work on a cable channel. Later, I found out that blogging was something I could learn and do. Ultimately it became a venue to let go of my frustrations, depression, loneliness, etc.  Blogging gave me a renewed sense of self-confidence.
    You can find me at here ,here , here and here
    3. How did you find this blog? Through a link: http://macalua.com
    4.How often do you come to visit? This is my first time and I think it wouldn’t be my last.
    5.What topics interest you the most? Health and wellness, Life Enhancing Strategies, Parenting

    By the way, I am sorry about your boy. I guess, God works in many mysterious ways. God Bless.

    Thanks for this opportunity and I hope you can stop by my blog/s.

    Cheers!

  104. Just click my name Miss Noemi and you will see my friendster profile. I just hope we could be friends Miss Noemi because I find you very interesting and sensible and I like friends that are very much like that, maybe thats the reason why they call me “suplado” and “mayabang”. They just dont understand me because I really hate senseless conversations and talks that i will not learn anything from. I love discovering revolutionary business ideas and fiddling accounting theories to find out accounting systems that would suit a particular SME. I guess I am a rebel in some way because I dont believe being just a mere salaried employee would take me elsewhere where I could grow professionally but to deviate from stereotypes and do my own “diskarte” and work without a stupid boss that I know is intellectually inferior than me. I hate not doing things my own way. ITS GONNA BE DONE MY WAY OR NO WAY AT ALL.

  105. hi im darlyn a writer, single and working mom… my daughter is 11 months old as of now… i was curious by your write ups and your story… im glad you recover now, dont worry God is taking good care of your son.. i am connected with Anne and Mary of http://www.9monthsandafter.com, they are concern on how to transform labor pain into pleasure but they are still looking on how to help expectant mother, during and after pregnancy… i had my blogspot too http://wwwdarlyngemwords.blogspot.com/ just visit if your interested… God bless you and more power.

  106. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? I will be 61 in June.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    Retired school bus driver who turned to blogging just this year. I am married to Dave now for 27 years and we have a 24 year old son named Matt. We also share our home with 2 cats, Salem and Snowball, as well as a spoiled dog named Bear.

    3. How did you find this blog? via Entrecard

    4.How often do you come to visit? This is my 3rd time so far.

    5.What topics interest you the most? Family life and pets.

  107. I will be 40 in two year’s time. Graduated from UP Manila as a Nurse – worked with a US funded NGO as community nurse in urban relocation sites North of Metro Manila all the way to Bulacan and Nueva Ecija. That was my first job where I met my wife. Worked there for 15 years in a variety of posts. Wife and I both retired abruptly after first daughter was diagnosed with CAH. Hands-on parents for almost 3 years already. Founding member of CAHSAPI. Worked sparingly as Internet researcher and web content writer and is now dreadfully close to being axed as a dumb Marketing researcher for a tech startup. But happy, nonetheless since my kid is doing fine despite burden of her condition.

    Loves to read about anything, would go to great lengths researching using web. Loved surfing the net. Considers greatest web achievement – able to establish connection and friendship with a fave Brit 80s band whose music was the soundtrack of my youth. Expecting to meet more kind and compassionate people who need avenues to be able to share and practice love.

    Just found your site via j rocas. Am honored to be able to share in your life through this site. Hope I can also inspire people like you in my own different way.

    Best.
    alain

    Happy New Year di po.

  108. Hi sis! Thanks for dropping by my site and your comment. I’m very glad to know ur site, I can really relate with your experiences about losing your son, I lost mine too about 3 yrs ago and I still get teary-eyed whenever I think of him, like now…

    Now, about me…

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? Im actually turning 31 this January. :)

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? (Here’s my description in my Technorati) Marikenya by profession is an educator. By course, she was a writer, a journalist. By habit, she’s a voracious reader and a shopper. By choice, she’s a mother and a wife. By chance, she just turned into a blogger, and not just an ordinary blogger, but a buff!

    3. How did you find this blog? A lot of channels actually… through Jen’s Blog, through the comment you posted in my site and through Entrecard. :) I’m glad I did.

    4.How often do you come to visit? From now on, it will be whenever I can which means it will be pretty often.

    5.What topics interest you the most? Being a mom, the top thing I would be interested about are your posts on motherhood. As I’ve said in my intro, I’m also a mom who lost a child just like you and I feel comfort in your blog.

    This is actually the first time I talked of Marvic, my baby who I lost. You gave me the strength to talk about him. Thank you. Maybe one of these days, I would be writing about him too in my blog. :)

  109. HI, ms noemi :) I am in my 30’s, currently working as a caregiver in Canada and yes a blogger too.
    I found your blog in Pinoyblog.com. I am not usual reader, but I do love to come by and read and learn and share what I am going to learn in your blog. But I can’t promise I’ll do that regularly lol! I spent my time online, usually to chat with my sister back home in the Phils and my mom and another sister in Singapore. hehehe I am telling you my life now eh!

  110. @Mhel- I am sorry for your loss and glad that you found my site. This Entrecard is so useful. Look how I found you. I have been twice to your blog. I hope you will find comfort here. It’s therapeutic to tell your story of your baby.

    @Manilenya- Of course online priority is always family. Isn’t it great we have all this technology within our reach. I am interested in your blog and hope to read more .

  111. Hi, I’m in my early 30’s…I’m a furniture exporter and at the same time I am working on my shoe business…a new pet project of mine..I came across your blog through google’s search engine..looking for tips on how to proceed with a new blog I have started for my brand Espalier over at wordpress.com.

    I decided to comment on your blog not only because its very informative but because like you, I am a survivor too…I have lost quite a lot of people in my life..my parent in particular…my grandparents..EVEN my Godparents!! I was so shaken by the tragedies that happened one after another and yet by the grace of God..thankfully for that…I am still STANDING.

    One can never totally recover after losing a loved one. The pain never ceases to make its presence felt. Its like a wound that will never heal. No matter what happens in life..those of us who has lost a loved one will never be the same again. I like reading blogs about people like who after all the trials and tribulations that life and death has dealt me with has remained firm in their faith…in the belief that there is a God..and everything happens for a reason.

    Indeed, the pain will always be there…but with our faith we will be able to see through the light and understand the how’s and the why’s of life’s journeys..we may not have the answers now…we may not get what we want now…but in God’s time we will come to understand what our role is in this cycle we call life.

    Thank you for sharing your life’s experiece with all of us.

  112. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? mid 30s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? Im a working mom, asawa ng OFW, a blogger by the name of Brown Pinay (http://brown-pinay.blogspot.com/)

    3. How did you find this blog? Thru the “Yan ang Filipina” movement

    4.How often do you come to visit? regularly or whenever i have my time with the internet.

    5.What topics interest you the most? family and relationship

    ====
    Hi Ms, Noemi,
    You are one of my idols and role model in this blogging world. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your life so that others may learn.

    You’ll be seeing more of me here.

    Its me,
    cielo (aka Brown Pinay)

  113. I’m 30 years old, Female. I am a lawyer. Yes I am blogger since 2001..and yes, I’m also a bereaved family member. We lost Nanay last year 2 days before my 30th birthday.

    I was browsing and found you..

    This is my first time to visit and read your blogs.. I’d probably visit everyday since that is part of my morning routine. ^^ I’m interested in Life, Love, family , relationship, career.. travel and good times.

    I miss my Nanay so much.. and nothing can ever compare to pain caused by losing someone so irreplaceable.

  114. Maricor Precilla on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 10:13 am said:

    Hi. I just spent an hour browsing through your blog site. If I wasn’t at work, i’d definitely stay longer. Anyway, I am sure coming back to read more of your insights.

  115. jennifer garcia on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 4:35 pm said:

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? I’m 35

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? i’m a full-time mom, gave up my job a year ago to take care of my second son (i lost my first son two days after he was born in 2003)

    3. How did you find this blog? i was actually searching for info on david archuleta (we’re a big fan) when i found this

    4.How often do you come to visit? this is my first time

    5.What topics interest you the most? about your loss and the recovery .
    i have experienced losing a child and the pain is just too much that for while i was too angry with so many people, with so many things. when my second son came, it was like i came back to life.

  116. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? I’m in my late thirties.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?

    I’m a doctor, specifically an ophthalmologist. I’m also quite new to blogging.

    I lost quite a few family members throughout this decade.
    First, my father died of cancer in 2000 after more than a year of struggling with the disease. This was closely followed by the deaths of my maternal grandmother and my paternal grandfather in 2001. An uncle died 2002 at the height of the bird flue scare so we weren’t able to visit him in Hong Kong.

    The last incident was the most devastating for my family, both for the suddenness and the great tragedy itself. My uncle, my mom’s brother, brought his family to Thailand for a vacation in December 2004, just a month after my wedding. They were there when a big tsunami struck. Only the cremains of my uncle and my 2 cousins came back with my widowed aunt. My uncle was 44 and my cousins were 13 and 10.

    I still dream about them till now.

    3. How did you find this blog?

    I’m not really sure :D. I was bloghopping and noticed this blog on one of my friends’ blog and clicked…so here I was. Which friend, I’m not too sure!

    4.How often do you come to visit?

    I’ve just found this a few days ago, but I’ve been here quite a few times already!

    5.What topics interest you the most?

    I’m quite a voracious reader and I’m generally interested in what other people have to say so a variety of topics interest me.

    But since I’m quite a novice blogger, I’m also on the lookout for topics on improving my blog. :)

  117. Hi – found your site in a search link and am really enjoying it. I have been sober/clean since 1982 and am looking to move to the Philipines because I really want to a) live where I can better afford to, b) travel in Asia, and c) be able to speak English more than not and get food I like easily. Here are my answers to your questions:

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? – I’m 55 and a now-single woman in recovery living right now in both Canada (where I am from) and the US.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? – I travel a lot, sail a lot, try to help out whenever and wherever I am, research online often, love to watch online documentaries, read a ton of books, like music, am beginning to date again (which is very weird after 18+ years married), sponsor quite a few women by phone and online. I am not blogger and don’t have a website. I have lost family members and loved ones to drugs and alcohol as well.

    3. How did you find this blog? – internet search while looking for AA and expatriate sites in the Philipines.

    4.How often do you come to visit? – This summer will be my first visit, and I’ll be checking out the Philipines to see if I can move there.

    5.What topics interest you the most? – Anything to do with recovery, people’s histories and stories, good links…

    That’s it for now. Thanks for the blog. My best to you and yours, Lorraine

  118. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? – 30’s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? – blogger, homemaker, wife, work at home

    3. How did you find this blog?- bloghopping/through pinoyblogero

    4.How often do you come to visit? – ahhh, first time, what a shame, i should bloghop more often… but i resolve to visit regularly from now on… :)

    5.What topics interest you the most? – Christianity, woman empowerment, homemaking… basically just anything about making this world a better place. :)

    Hazel Chua’s last blog post..Me on Grace Talk Soup?

  119. hi noemi..I’m leona dolino..i found this site thru google. I was looking for some suggestions on how to cope up after a death of a child. Honestly, I’m having difficulties coping up. I just lost my child last march 26, 2008. I lost my only daughter because of sepsis. It was very traumatic for us because we’ve seen her suffer so much in the hospital. We stayed their for a couple of weeks…still hoping Lean, my duaghter, will be able to survive. But she left us so soon. My husband and I were really hurt. I can’t explain what’s inside my heart knowing Lean will never be awake again. If I only knew she will be leaving us that early I should have stopped the time from running. I missed my daughter so much. I want to hug and kiss her again. I wanna sing her favorite song again because she really liked it. She always smiles at me everytime I sing that song. I know I’ll be missing her forever. She will be forever loved by us. On june 25, her third birthday, for sure I will cry hard on that day. Actually i’m looking forward to that day beacuse I have so many plans for her big day. But now she can’t be with us. My heart breaks everytime I remember Lean’s birthday. How I wish she will celebrate her 3rd birthday with us. How I wish I could hug and kiss her again on her birthday. God..I’m crying again….Please help me what to do…..Thanks…God bless you!!!

  120. ofel soriano on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 2:57 pm said:

    It is said that death is the only thing certain in this life… everyone of us is bound to take that leap to the other side…it is just a question of when. For those who have experienced the death of a loved one, they would know the void in one’s heart created by such loss. I have a friend who lost her daughter to cancer at the age of 20. I condoled with her and told her I know how it feels because I too have lost my baby daughter. She told me that my grief is nothing compared to hers because my baby died just a few hours after birth whereas she had nurtured her daughter for 20 years. I was hurt by that statement. Perhaps she did not mean to offend…perhaps she was just too hurt that she was not aware she was casting pain on others too. But as a mother, it was not fair for her to judge and gauge the measure of our respective losses by the length of time that we had our daughters in this life…Perhaps, in terms of memories, she would have a more difficult time adjusting to the loss because there are just too many memories that hold her back…but there is just no way of comparing her loss with mine… a loss is a loss, no matter how long or short a time we had the person in our life, just as there is no comparison to be made with respect to the pain felt by a mother who had lost her child… would either of us be able to tell the difference in the pain inflicted by a knife thrust in her heart and with that same knife thrust in my heart?

    My daughter Gabrielle Marie was born on October 2, the Feast of the Guardian Angels. She would have been 5 years old now….had she lived. I have waited so long to have a daughter (since my first born is a boy) and it took me and my husband almost six years to have another baby. So when I learned that I was going to have a baby girl, I just couldn’t contain my excitement. Even my son had been excited about having a baby sister. It had been a difficult pregnancy from the start but I wasn’t overly worried as my first pregnancy wasn’t an easy one either. I was supposed to give birth in the month of December but barely 7 months into my pregnancy, my blood pressure started to shoot up and I was brought to the hospital for monitoring of my blood pressure. Little did I know that it would be the start of the longest week in my life. Two days in the hospital and the doctors decided to deliver Gabrielle by C-section. At that point, I expressed my apprehension as I was thinking my baby may not yet be viable at that time. But according to the doctors, my life and the life of my baby would continue to be in danger if I continue with the pregnancy. By that time, they were having difficulty controlling my blood pressure. And so, praying for the best, I consented to the operation. I was awake the whole time and I even heard the faint cry of Gabrielle after they took her out of my tummy. And then silence. Later, in my room, I inquired how my baby was doing and I was told that she was fighting. The next day, I guess she didn’t have much strength to fight on and so sometime around 11:00 am I was told that my baby was dying. And I couldn’t go to her. I was stuck to my bed with the IV on my arm. And I have not yet even seen her face. The first time I got a glimpse of my baby was in the funeral home. My family said that perhaps it was for the best…that had Gabrielle survived, she would not have been a normal healthy baby because of the complications in my pregnancy. Would I have the heart then to see my daughter suffer? Was it selfish of me to want to hang on to her even at the thought that she could become a disabled child because of problems in her development… I started to ask why? Why did God allow me to get pregnant again only to take my baby so soon? My brother said that when things go wrong…we can’t help but ask why…but sometimes our role is not to ask why…but to ask how will God’s Glory shine in this. He said God has been merciful to spare me the pain of seeing my child suffer long that’s why He decided to take her back to His loving care…

    My doctor told me that Gabrielle offered her life for me… She said that had my baby not manifested signs of distress, they would not have taken her out prematurely. It was a risk they had to take if they have to save both of us… And after Gabrielle was delivered, my blood pressure suddenly stabilized. Unfortunately, my baby did not make it…she was too small…too underdeveloped to survive outside my womb…

    I know that she is happy in Heaven right now…I know that she was never meant to live the life of a mortal being…that she has always been considered by God as the answer to my prayer and that she is and will always be my Guardian Angel.

  121. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? – early 20’s

    2. What do you do with your life? im a full time server and full time doting aunt!

    Are you a blogger too? i am now!

    3. How did you find this blog?- every sunday night on my way home from work i listen to Dawson McCallister Live and he mentioned the Wounded Bird Syndrome, so i looked it up and your page was the first to show up! ive read a few of your blogs and i am amazed at everything i have read!

    4.How often do you come to visit? – this is my first time! and now its being added to my favorites!

  122. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 30s

    2. What do you do with your life?
    I am discovering my path. It’s been said that life begins at 40.
    Are you a blogger too? yes. i created a blog in apr 08. my blog is a semi-5Ws & 1H stuff.
    basically my interests and opinions about anything and everything.
    i am trying to put all in a basket, i guess. its a work and progress. be my 1st guest commenter?
    Or a bereaved family member? my father died when i was in college. he left for the states when i was 14.
    i never saw him thereafter. we talked briefly on the phone but i felt we never got to bond that well.
    my dog died and i felt that i am still grieving. up to now, i cant say yes to getting a new pet.

    3. How did you find this blog? i clicked on the ad from tanikalang ginto. i attended the 4th iblog summit. great talk by the way…

    4.How often do you come to visit? just now. i’m adding your site to the favorites list.

    5.What topics interest you the most? self-help, films, internet, photography, dogs

    ging’s last blog post..Iron Man

  123. Noemi you are a true inspiration to me! July 21st will be 5 years since I lost my only child, my son Chris was murdered at the young age of 19. Thank you for sharing your inspiring journey with us.

    Light & Peace

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?—>40s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?—> Bereaved Mother of my only child

    3. How did you find this blog?—>Surfing the net

    4.How often do you come to visit?—> I plan to visit again :0)

    5.What topics interest you the most?—> Supporting bereaved parents, educating outsiders, art, digital photography, sculpture.

    Cherris last blog post..June Site Update

  124. Life is never the same again, after such a loss. And it is so unexpected, so much against the order of life, that a child’s death precedes a parent’s time. One cannot ever “get over” such a loss, one can only make the best of what is left. Your son lives on in you and in those who knew him and love him. He is with you now, more than ever, in your work, in your relationships, and in every part of your life. It is almost as if you have a secret that separates you from the outside world.
    It is so nice of you to be interested in your readers, but I really dont have much to say. I am an expatriate Filipino who migrated to Australia 37 years ago. I have made a life here, but my attachment to “home” remains strong.
    I wish you all that is best and good in your journey.
    quiapo

  125. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? –> I’m 33

    2. What do you do with your life? –> Work too much. (IT Industry)
    Are you a blogger too? –> Yes
    Or a bereaved family member?
    I lost my father to cancer 10 years ago.
    I have a 6 year old daughter.
    I’ve been fighting cancer the last 2 years. I’ve been dealing with the spectre of death for some time. Yes, I’m afraid to loose my family and not knowing what will happen to them if I happen to die any time soon (to me that’s in the next 10 years — that’s just too soon).

    3. How did you find this blog?
    I was searching on information on Arnel Pineda and his Journey.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    This is my first time. I intend to be back though.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    I am very much impressed on how you are so open. Especially on the way you have been dealing with your grief. Even how the grief has affected your marriage. The transformation is amazing. I love happy endings. I know it’s not ended yet but it’s a great journey.

    Yes, I do have a blog. I try to keep it light when I don’t really have any news about my health. Like many Filipinos, I’m a conummate optimist. I try to find the happy things in life. It’s very difficult for me to dwell on how hard my life is since I know it could be so much worse. I’m so blessed and very thankful for it. But then, am I covering up these struggles? Is that somehow festering somewhere in my psyche?

    Has it helped you to be so open? Honestly, I can care less about the comments of strangers. But what about comments from people you trust that are hurtful (even though it was not meant to be so)? I’m not sure I’m ready to handle that.

    Notice that it’s all been about me? Like I said, I’m a blogger. Fancied myself a writer for a while.

    Anyway, I hope for the best for you and your family. I’ll include you in my prayers and send you good vibes.

    xenias last blog post..PET Scan results (6/16/2008)

  126. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 30s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I’m taking 2 years off from being a nurse be a SAHM to our first child. Yes, I blog, too but it’s more for myself than anything else.

    3. How did you find this blog? I added you as a friend on Plurk and here I am checking out your blog. :o)

    4.How often do you come to visit? This is my first time but I’ll definitely be back.

    5.What topics interest you the most? Anything and everything!

    I read your son’s story. I admire your strength. All the best to you & your family.

    Candys last blog post..half-hearted

  127. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    I am 45.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    I worked in various schools and universities for some twenty years as high school teacher, SPED teacher, guidance counselor, college professor, administrative assistant to a university president. At 42, I got married. At 44, I had my first baby. At this point, I quit my job and have since become a stay-at-home Mom although my last boss still asks me to do minimal work for him.

    Began blogging only last week after I finally figured out how to.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    I do not remember now what I googled that led me to your blog. But I found it last year and then tagged it among my favorites. I have since checked this out very often. It has been among my inspirations to start one of my own.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    Once weekly, at least.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    Real-life stories – both the “big” ones and the daily occurences, motherhood, marriage, becoming one’s true self, women, deep friendship, spirituality, among others.

    Mary Anne Ledesma-Deduques last blog post..The Stirrings of My Heart

  128. 1. Are you in your 20’s,30’s,40’s,50’s? I’m in my mid 40’s.
    2. What do you do with your life?Are you a blogger too?Or a bereaved family member? I work for a hospital somewhere in Manila. I yet have to learn how to blog. Can you help me? :) I got married at the age of 21 because I was pregnant. I carried my baby to full term but he died the day after he was born. I still grieve my loss.
    3. How did you find this blog? I saw you once on tv and since then I visit every now and then.
    4. How often do you come to visit? As I said, I visit every now and then, at work, mostly, during my rest time.
    5. What topics interest you the most? Mostly family stories, household tips, anything under the sun, actually.

  129. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? iam 38

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? yes, iam a blogger

    3. How did you find this blog? searching for a great blog, and i found yours

    4.How often do you come to visit? it’s my first time but you’ll be hearing from me alot

    5.What topics interest you the most? jobs for a stay home mom, and everything in your blog.

    as i have said on the other comment box, i have a daughter who has autism, her disorder has taken her away from me, although she’s living with us she’s not with us in so many ways, she cannot express herself well so she cannot engage on family talk, or laugh with us. iam married for almost 19 years, we have 2 boys and a girl

    jackies last blog post.."Wala"

  130. Vitti Valenzuela on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 8:32 pm said:

    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 30s

    2. What do you do with your life? I thank the Lord everyday, as in, for giving me Yaman, my 2-year old daughter. I earn a living out of writing and love it so much. I work in development consulting where I enjoy designing projects and sharing what I know about life and the world as a ‘Social Specialist’.

    Are you a blogger too? Yes, a new one since Dec 2007. It’s at http://www.vitti-blogs.blogspot.com. Come see it!

    Or a bereaved family member? Yes, I lost my dad to heart attack in 1994. But your blog touched me. Because above writing, I am a mom and I just can’t imagine, just can’t…losing my daughter. So your courage amazes and inspires me at the same time. Writing as healing is true.

    3. How did you find this blog? Link to MLQIII’s blog on SONA. got curious and what a reward for my curiosity!

    4.How often do you come to visit? i just saw your blog today but will definitely come back.

    5.What topics interest you the most? personal stories of hope, recovery and just simple happiness

  131. Hi Noemi!

    I am 66. I’ve had a checkered life. I went to the seminary at 16, ordained a priest at 26 at a critical period in the Church brought about by Vatican II. After serving as missionary priest in turbulent Minddanao for 7 years, I left the priesthood. Sought a dispensation from Rome and got it in 6 months. Got married two years after and raised 4 children. Three are now grown-ups (two married). I have one loveable grandchild. My youngest is still in college. i am retired from private employment. After doing human resources and admin work, i did mostly refugee work with indochinese refugees in Palawan and Bataan as counselor and social services head.

    Today i am recovering from a quintuple bypass surgery, helping my wife with her business whenever I can, and doing my ministry as a pastoral counselor in our parish.

    I am keeping a blog since sept last year http://www.mytaketwo.com. I write mostly about religion, family, fathering and fathers. I lost two older brothers, one two weeks ago, another little more than a year ago. But my interest in grief is more in helping those in grief as a counselor. I want to start a “Good Grief Group” in our parish similar to what I got involved in in the States when I did my clinical pastoral education in Hawaii. I wrote a “Dear Carlo’ letter and published it in my blog last year. Carlo is the husband who lost his wife at the Glorietta incident. My other big interest these days, I just found out, is on fathering. I wrote my posts in June last month mostly on fathers and fathering. I wonder why there is no interest among Dads to group together on common interest to fathers.

    I found your blog after reading Quezon’s blog in the Inquirer regarding the recent SONA. I love your site! Nakakainggit! I am no tech savvy. My son and daughter set up my blog site. They do everything, I just write. It was meant to be a therapy for me upon coming back to Manila to recover from my heart surgery. I will surely come back to your site, Seems like I have a lot to learn from you.

    My interests are about life, relationships, grief, healing. Visit my site and you will find out more about me.

    Danny

    Danny Mendiolas last blog post..Father hunger and me

  132. Hello Ms. Noeme,

    I’ve heard the story about your son luijoe.. And this is my first time to read all the blogs you’ve written about the incident.. Am really sorry for that… I know it’s not easy to move on but good to know that you were able to trounce evrything that had happened… i cannot imagine how did you do that… It really made me cry… I am a 25 years old, single mom.. My son is already 4. I just got off from a failed relationship but here I am striving hard for my son..

    I really commend you for being so strong amidst everything… I cannot express the right word to console the grief you have had for I know the feeling how hard it is to have lost someone so dear to you… All am wishing for you and for your family is to find the JUSTICE that luijoe needs… Am praying for his soul… God knows everything… Just keep on praying… God bless you and your family…

    ires

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    1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 20s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? a blogger too… I am working as an accounting staff…

    3. How did you find this blog? Searched it from google…

    4.How often do you come to visit? This is my first time to visit this site and for sure this is not the last.. J

    5.What topics interest you the most? Family, relationships…

    Ires Mae Colegados last blog post..Listen… To the voice within my heart…

  133. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? 28.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? Stay at home mom to 2 kids, blogging sometimes.

    3. How did you find this blog? I found it in the list of joanjoyce of pinoyentrecard users.

    4.How often do you come to visit?this is my first time, but I’ve subscribed.

    5.What topics interest you the most? family, blogging, philosophy.

    * YOU are inspiring.

    Myss last blog post..NEW OBSESSIONS – CONTESTS!! A DOMAIN NAME GIVEAWAY!

  134. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    -i’m 21 =D

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    -i’m an amateur blogger, a masscom student, with lots and lots of dreams =)

    3. How did you find this blog?
    -just learned about it now, i googled “how to promote blog” and found this =)

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    -well, i think i will try to visit this more often, its inspiring =)

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    -those that showed your emotions, and ideas about blogging as well… i’m a frustrated blogger,hehe.. hope you could check mine po though =D

    faos last blog post..DATING, READING, REBONDING

  135. Hello there! I’m a 34 year old mother of two.
    I’ve just given birth to my second child ( a baby girl!) last May 19. I’ve been married, got divorced and re married and I’m now currently living in Alabama, USA. At the moment I’m a stay at home mom, but I’m thinking of going back to work. My husband is in the Middle East, but will be coming home soon and hopefully will find a jod here.
    I’m not a blogger, but I’m interested in starting one myself, although I do not know how to.
    I found this blog while searching for articles about the “parol”. And I will most likely visit again.
    I’ve read the topic about the death of your son, and I find it very inspiringthe way you and your family have handled this very difficult time in your life. I dont know how you didi it. My son (my first born ) is not with me. He is with his father’s family, and tears me up not seeing him. So I can only imagine the pain that you’ve been thru. I pray that you and your family will find justice. I wish you peace and happiness in the coming Christmas season.

  136. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? mid 30’s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I am blogger here and there, don’t really have that much time as I work in a Call center. Will soon buy my own domain as I intend to get serious about this. I am a bereaved family member as I lost the best father in the world to heart disease.

    3. How did you find this blog? a link from another blogger
    4.How often do you come to visit? This is my first visit.. Newly discovered and na ka relate ako.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    LOve , LIfe , everything.

  137. Hi Noemi!
    I accidentally came upon your site and instantly
    get interested with your stories and I even posted an entry about it in my site.

    1. I just turned 40 last June

    2.I am a mommy blogger of two wonderful kids: Aya is 13 and KD is 9. Actually, I’m on the family way again and it will be my fourth pregnancy. My first was unfortunately a miscarriage. I’m happily married to my hubby who is a police officer.

    3. I learned about this blog by accident. I was searching for the meaning of flowers and I clicked your site and that was it.

    4.As soon as I learned about your site, I visited twice or more already and I ‘m sure I’ll be dropping by often.

    5.Topics about family, relationships, inspirational articles about life and nature, interesting people and places.

    I just hope you will find time to visit mine and tell me your views about it. You will definitely learn more about me through my posts and how happy I am to have my family as my real treasure in life.

    GOD bless you and your family!

    marris last blog post..heaven welcomes another angel

  138. hi noemi! believe it or not, I a great fan of yours, actually an instant fan the moment that I stumbled upon your blog. I regard this as a blessing because I am learning a lot from you, I haven’t read the entire entries but I always make sure that I read your blog from time to time, and not to mention that I bookmarked it. You write well from the heart. The entries about life experiences for the good and bad times are remarkable. I liked the entry when your husband did some grocery that amounted to P6,000 Oh how I wish that I can do my grocery ( i love doing my groceries in South Supermarket in Alabang) with that amount. Your story that was featured in Proudly Filipina was beautiful. You inspire me in such a way that even if we don’t know each other personally, I am learning from you because I highly regard learning and development as a important process in life (not jsut limited to career life)

    I have a blog, I actually went back to blogging but I feel I have so much to learn, yes I was an editor back in college but of course I need to learn more and I find reading and writing blog very helpful.I started blogging since 2004 but I did not do it consistently because of my work. I hope you can visit my blog at http://www.piejamarie.com. Part of the plan is for me to impart lessons learned in life not just limited to vanity things.

    I would love to meet you in person should there be a chance.

    I thank God because you’re one of my blessings.

    Thank you Noemi!

    Ciao,
    Pie

    ps

    Can I write about you in my blog?

    Pie Jamaries last blog post..Palawan Lot for Sale

    • Hello Pie

      Thanks for the visit. I am sure I can also learn a lot from you. Just talk about what you know, the lessons learned and others will surely learn from you too. Sure you can write about me in your blog.

  139. By the way , I am 29 years old. I was a former call center team leader and right now looking for a new work. I am a blogger since 2004 but not consistent and I came back to blogging this year. I love writing ever since I was a child. I’m from UST. I can barely remember how I chanced uppon your blog but one thing is for sure God led me to you.

    Your blog is remarkable, inspiring and beautiful. I visit as often as I can. Pinoy finds, shopping,bazaars and life experiences.

    Thank you.

    Pie
    http://www.piejamarie.com

    Pie Jamaries last blog post..Palawan Lot for Sale

  140. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?

    – I just turned 27.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?

    – I’m a novelist of a book called: Stop the Mama’s Boys!

    3. How did you find this blog?

    – Google

    4.How often do you come to visit?

    – This is my first time

    5.What topics interest you the most?

    Mother/son relationships and ‘mother-in-laws’..

    I am from the United States…California.. We, in the states, definitely have our ‘mother/son’ issues…i’d love to compare and see just how much the ‘mother-in-law’ affects your marriages!
    Thanks for your time!

  141. Hi….my name is Lulu Taylor and I just discovered your blog!
    I’m an author of a book called: Stop the Mama’s Boys!

    I found this blog thru google..and am from the United States…California..

    I would love to read about mother/son issues and mother-in-law issues in your country…It’s definitely an ‘issue’ here in the U.S. and I would love to learn if there are any similarities!

    Thanks!
    :)
    Lulu

  142. Hi!!

    I’m in my 20’s and if I remember it right, I came across your blog from annamanila. ANyway, it is a blessing to have visited your blog. Im a young mom of a pre-toddler whom I am currently homeschooling (informal). Im a homebased travel agent too and thank you for sharing DOT’s plans for 2009. What else shall I say? I am so touched by your story that I feel guilty being irritated with my son sometimes. You almost made me cry. Your story really inspired me to maximize my time with my son because they will only be a child once. I don’t want to miss this stage. Thank you for the inspiration. I also have another blog, my original blog:www.iamforeternity.blogspot.com which you might want to visit. I am also interested with your bloghosting business, but I might consider it later on as my business expands. Thanks and see you around. Have a blessed Christmas!

  143. Hi Noemi,
    I’m in my early 30’s. I’m an IT project manager by profession and I’m a newbie blogger :) . I always see a lot of links to your site (the recent golf brawling issue is an example), and upon browsing Marghil’s site (macuha.com) I came up with your link and this is my first time to visit here. Topics of interest = techie stuffs, social issues, anything goes I guess.

    I’ll subscribe to your RSS Feed and read more of your previous posts. Kindly visit my blog if you have time.

    regards,
    Menard
    menardconnect.com

  144. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?

    – early 30s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?

    – I am a mother, a public servant, a student, and a blogger too.

    3. How did you find this blog?

    – I chanced upon this blog sometime in feb 2008, from a fellow mommy blogger’s blogroll. At that time, I have read the story of your beloved Angel Luijoe.

    Then, this morning I found it again thru Google, i am searching for a list of Filipino technopreneurs in relation to a team project in one of my grad school classes. Thanks for giving me added info. Actually, I already sent an information request to Vinta Systems (by Mr Valdez) hoping for a positive feedback and an interview appointment.

    4.How often do you come to visit?

    – This is fourth time, i think

    5.What topics interest you the most?

    Mother-children relationship, marriage, technology, blogging.

    Thank you and more power to your blog!

    Rowena Zaballas last blog post..I hate…

  145. Hi Noemi,

    I am 50 years young, at the peak of wisdom and intelligence, as they say.

    I am a seeker, a Civil Engineer by profession and I attended UP Institute for Small Scale Industries, Sept – Dec. 1993 Manager’s Course. I am new to blogging and in-fact is learning from your site, Thank you very much.

    One midnight in February while watching Jun Lozada at ANC, I was touched by his seemingly impossible quest for a change! I had a guilty feeling for doing nothing so I surf the net for his site and there I stumbled upon yours, the rest is history.

    How often do I come visit? Well, from now on please permit me to scrutinize your blog.

    I am interested in Human Life and its drama, Very interested also in developing a website. You can visit me at http://www.earthrevelations.ning.com, Just a hobby.

    Thank you once again and More Power!

  146. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? >>>> mid 20s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? >>> I am a contact center agent, husband and a father, freelance computer technician, assistant pastor, blogger wannabe…

    3. How did you find this blog? can’t remember,,, from some other blog …

    4.How often do you come to visit? as soon as I receive a new RSS feed…

    5.What topics interest you the most? tech, current events, almost everything under the sun (yeah, mostly tech still, :))

    I do have a blog.. as of the moment, it contains mostly of random stuff, I don’t even proofread my posts. though I am trying to learn more on blogging and planning in the future to do some serious stuff…

  147. Hello, briefly not young not old as my life begins at the age 40 (3 yrs ago). Im a professional Pinoy living abroad temporarily… started by blogging few years ago… I found this site while browsing the google search using my name, university affiliation, etc. I do share my hobbies in travelling, photography and writing reviews, anything that is worth sharing online. i have several blogs – from academic life to poetry, musical, books, films, etc…

    All the best!

    Reymoss last blog post..Travel Tips…courtesy of Sony Vaio

  148. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    I just turned 39 last month. I’m a stay-at-home mom and a newbie blogger. Well, I have a miscarriage in 2005.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    I think I stumbled upon your site while browsing someone else’s blog.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    This is my nth visit.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    family life, motherhood, children, inspirational stories, all about good stuffs.

    Read more: “Tell me about you | A Filipina Mom Blogger” – http://aboutmyrecovery.com/2006/03/12/tell-me-about-you/#ixzz0FCnEt33O&A

    Yamis last blog post..Photohunt 3: In Memory

  149. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    Almost in my 30s (i’ll hit 30 in less than 3 months from now).

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    I’m a new blogger.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    I was searching for narra furnitures online and i stumbled upon your post: Home Furniture and Furnishings Conflict. The picture of MyHome magazines got me interested to read on BUT it was the “lion carvings at the foot of the table” that really got me hooked :). Then i checked your posts under “best entries”.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    I will visit everyday (or whenever my internet connection doesn’t fail me) since I have your site listed under “My Fave Blog List”.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    what brought me to your site is my search for furnitures, so it’s interior decoration (for now.. we’re renovating our itsy bitsy house kse, ehehe!). I’m also interested in foodie destinations, bento meals, any money saving tips and tricks.. i could go on and on! oh well, I’ll just tell you what bores me: politics :)

    jeicubss last blog post..my dating persona

  150. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? – 31 exactly

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? – Java programmer, living seperated from my wife, got divorced in maybe one month. I was blogging but the spammers shoot my server down so I have to remove the blog. :(:(:(

    3. How did you find this blog? – Through search engine “filipina” keyword and did ignore all porn entries. Then I followed a link from filipinaimages.com to this blog.

    4. How often do you come to visit? Unregulary but I trace some of your RSS feeds through my reader.

  151. I am in my mid 30s. Here is how I would describe myself in a nutshell: Born-again Christian – saved by God’s amazing grace. Loving wife and mother. Fulltime housewife. Parttime ER nurse. Outdoor wedding infopreneur.

    I found this blog indirectly through twitter. I was following Pia Cayetano and clicked to see who she is following. That’s how I get to follow interesting people. And that’s how I found you. :) This is my first visit to your blog. I am sorry to read about your son’s loss. That is a mom’s worst nightmare and I couldn’t even begin to imagine how it must have been for you. My sister lost her son a month after he was born almost 3 years ago. It was very, very painful even for me. Especially so because I also just had my first baby a year before, and I can empathize, having a child of my own. A mother’s love really cannot be expressed in words. I can honestly say that it was the darkest and most helpless days in my life – when he was struggling to survive. (It was a very complicated delivery.) Coupled with that fact was my father was diagnosed with colorectal cancer the day of my nephew’s burial. With God’s grace, my sister was able to get through that ordeal. Since that time, my father has had surgery, had a couple cycles of chemotherapy and has been doing relatively well.

    What topics interest me the most? For now, mostly wedding topics since I am in the process of creating my outdoor wedding website. I also just got interested with twitter and is currently quite active with that. You can visit my twitter page if you like! :)

    In closing, I would just want to leave you with a encouraging verse from the Bible (King James Version):
    “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.” Deuteronomy 33:27
    .-= Arlene´s last blog ..Weddings On A Budget Store, Exclusively Weddings Giftshop =-.

  152. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    ~ I’m 19 years old. I’m turning 20 next month.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    ~ I am a 3rd year college student taking up Nursing as my pre-med course in UST. I do part time things when the load isn’t heavy and a friend is in need (hosting, singing or performing and writing). I’m currently the editor-in-chief in our campus journal (UST Nursing Journal).

    Yes, I am a blogger too. But I believe I don’t blog like most “bloggers” do. I’m simply a writer-blogger and more of an expressive one. I usually blog just to release my emotions and expel my frustrations. And I usually use this medium to keep my writing skills alive and to express the things that I can’t in a school paper.

    As for a bereaved family member, I can’t really say that it’s all biological. I have lost “family members” too both in my real family and in my other families (friends). It’s too much actually.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    ~ I invited you through plurk and I saw the links in your plurks. I think I asked a stupid question about the link for the topic you were saying in plurk because I wasn’t “decent” after a day in school. Anyway, in case you were wondering, I invited you because I thought you were interesting. I don’t really invite people I don’t personally know or my friends don’t personally know. But I like to invite people whom I believe have interesting stories to tell. Your blog is a testament to that. I don’t have the time yet to read most of the entries but so far, it’s interesting.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    ~ I honestly didn’t note the frequency. I suppose I visit, give or take, once a month.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    ~ Your opinions and your story. For your opinions, I can’t say I agree with all of them. I just like to know what people have in mind. As for your story, I just really like learning about other people ever since I was young.

    If you humor me and tell me all about you, I promise to do these things:
    ~ I won’t humor you to be honest. But I’ll tell you something about my life. Right now, things are pretty challenging for me. It shouldn’t really matter, but this is the exact year when I am living half of my life without my father. He passed away (almost) 10 years ago because of a massive heart attack. It was his “Chinese” birthday then and there was supposed to be a celebration that night night, August 23, 1999. His birthday is on August 13… This month. It’s pretty difficult for me because.. it just is. I think there is no explanation necessary.

    1) I’ll visit your blog. If you have one, that is. And, if you leave the link when you comment here.
    ~ Thanks. I do have one but it’s in private mode. If you’d like to view it, just tell me. Though I doubt that you would really want to. hehe.. I may be a straight male, but I do whine a lot. =))

    2) I’ll leave a comment or two in your blog. Maybe more, if you convert me as a regular reader.
    ~ I just have a chatterbox.. The blog skin I borrowed doesn’t have a comment bar.

    3) I’ll tell you at least ONE thing that I like about you/your blog. I might even write all about you!
    ~ I’d like it if you tell me what you think. I don’t think you’d find me as someone to write about. :)

  153. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    I am in my 30’s now.
    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    I am currently here in Vancouver, Canada working in one of the law firms. I have a blog but it’s under one of those networking sites. I have my fair share of losses, from losing very dear friends in death and losing a husband in life.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    I was just browsing through when I got the chance to see your page and Luijoe’s. His angelic face drew me to read further about his life and his leaving. I truly admire your strength and courage and how you were able to turn such a tragedy into a life changing experience. I have been through a lot too specially during the past year. My faith in God was the one strong factor in my life that enabled me to rise from my misery. Somehow I could relate with what you went through but surely not as painful as losing someone who came from you.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    This would be my first time to visit your page and certainly not the last.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    All about your coping and dealing with what life has hurdled your way and of course your son’s life.

    Read more: http://aboutmyrecovery.com/2006/03/12/tell-me-about-you/#ixzz0P4uk3H5N

  154. Thank you for guesting in 702 DZAS this morning.

    I am a young professional who recently has a miscarriage after so many years of praying for a kid. I was born with a weak heart and the doctors have always warned me about the dangers of pregnancy.

    When I was blessed to concieve one, I lost the kid.

    Thanks for telling me that I’m not alone.

  155. Hi Noemi,

    Stumble upon your blog from MyBlogLog and find that your blog is a great one! A real great mom blogger! ;)

    Well, answers for your questions to know me more:
    1) 30+
    2) Oh, I have many roles in my life – a mom, blogger, online marketer (you may find out more from my site – my story) ;)
    3) Through MyBlogLog
    4) This is the first time
    5) Blogging and parenting

    Ok, we keep in touch! =)
    .-= Moon Loh´s last blog ..Read This Before You Promote Elken Spirulina =-.

  156. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? I’m in my 20s but turning 30 soon!

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? At the moment, I’m a lay missionary for my Catholic community. Just recently started blogging. Still learning the ropes. :)

    3. How did you find this blog? Was researching for our website/blog and stumbled upon it accidentally.

    4.How often do you come to visit? Just started, but hope to visit regularly. :)

    5.What topics interest you the most? Christian faith, marriage, parenting, breastfeeding, pro-life, homeschooling, blogging for a cause, blogging for profit, Pinoys’ lifestyle abroad, mission, languages (can speak 4 hehe) :)

    I am very inspired by your life story. I have 2 kids: Tim, my 3 and a half yr old son and Rysse, my 9 month old baby. Both born on mission here in East Timor (Timor Leste). So many of the women here have experienced death of at least one of their children, to them it’s like an everyday occurrence, just one of those things that happens. It’s very depressing at times. But it also reminds me to be thankful and treasure our kids. THANK YOU for reminding me too. I tend to be irritated lately with Tim. :( But thank GOD for using you to remind me to be an unconditional mom who loves unconditionally.

    Will keep you and your whole family esp your ANGEL in our prayers. Maromak bensa ita! God bless you!

  157. Hi Noemi,

    Great work on this site! Thanks for sharing your experience and hope with us all.
    1. I am 33
    2. I am a blogger too, a weight loss coach, nutraceutical consultant to doctors, and I lost my mom very unexpectedly Christmastime ’07.

    3. Found you through Networked Blogs searching “grief” topic.

    4.First time here today but I will be back :)

    5. Spritiuality, grief recovery, alcoholism/addiction recovery, health, nutrition, appreciation, helping others! :)

    Best to you on your journey! I look forward to following you.
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Free Giveaway! New Memoir, Addict at 10 =-.

  158. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?

    Well, to tell you the truth, I’m just 19… ^^

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?

    I am currently studying in Teachers’ Training Institute. I will be an English teacher. A blogger? Yeah. I am an avid blogger and just love to get creative in my blog. That’s why I made my blog and my posts nicely

    3. How did you find this blog?

    Heheh… Lost in my mind… I think I was just searching through the net looking for something

    4.How often do you come to visit?

    This is my first time

    5.What topics interest you the most?

    I don’t have a particular topic. I just write whatever I wanna write. That’s why sometimes I wrote something nonsensical… Hahah

    Ok,,, That’s all I want to say. May God Bless You <3
    .-= Mohd Afiq Mat Razai´s last blog ..Macbeth LIVE 14/5/2010 =-.

  159. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? – Early 40s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? – I’m an employee and recently, I started blogging. My father died when I was 8 and my mother died when I was 17, the age when parent’s guidance is really needed. But God is really good, He is with me all the way.

    3. How did you find this blog? – I searched on google for blogs on Danvil Plans.

    4. How often do you come to visit? This is my 2nd time and I will be visiting often,

    5.What topics interest you the most? personal experiences, parenting, hobbies, family life

    I’m really thankful I have found your blog. I am reminded to treasure my family more than anything else. Keep inspiring….God bless you more.

  160. Hi Ma’am!

    I am AA Abjelina, PR Associate for Smart Parenting Magazine. :) We will be conducting the Smart Parenting Baby Model Search 2010 this Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the Robinson’s Galleria Activity Center, 11am. We will be having booths for parents and kids alike and also live photoshoots for all the baby model participants. Hope you can join us for coverage! Please just email me at the email address I gave to post this comment to let confirm. Thank you so much!

  161. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? I’m in my 30s

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member? I’m a stay-at-home and I market real estate properties on the side. I just started my own blog August of this year. I discovered that a lot of moms like me have blogs and are making friends through this medium. And now, I’m loving every minute of being a blogger :)

    3. How did you find this blog? I found your blog through Mommy Bloggers Club

    4.How often do you come to visit? I promise I’ll visit everyday :)

    5.What topics interest you the most? Any topic that is interesting for moms, like parenting, showbiz chika, business ideas and anything inspiring :)
    .-= Trish´s last blog ..Fun Day! - =-.

  162. 1. I will turn 41 this month

    2. I am an expat Canadian living in Ghana, West Africa. I also lost my 6 year old son – in this case, to a very short mysterious illness 5 years ago…

    3. I was looking for other grieving parent bloggers

    4.This is my first visit but I will be back

    5. Coping ideas, writing, travel

    I write a blog as well and at times I post about the feelings of loss and the emptiness where my son used to be. I welcome your visit and will keep reading your site!

    Read more: http://aboutmyrecovery.com/2006/03/12/tell-me-about-you/#ixzz14bniZQXf
    .-= Holli´s last blog ..Letters to Shiloh – the anatomy of loss =-.

  163. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s?
    -numbers: 34 mentality: somewhere between 13-20 years old

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    -Web designer/creative thinker. Yes in a way. Nothing like yours but my daughter too was taken away from me by my ex wife with no warning or notice. I get her on weekends, and 2 weekends ago, they just weren’t here anymore. Still doing the legal work to find them. Although I know nothing of the pain you must feel, I have some kind of idea of what it feels like to have their child taken away from you. she is 3 years old.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    -was researching on internet habbits and internet usage of Filipino’s in the Philippines to have a better idea on how to design websites.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    – 1st time. and it gave me chills that I was researching on internet habbits and came across this blog made by a mother started it to ‘help move on’ I was touched and humbled.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    -Designing. my daughter. trying to be the best father I can to her.

    If you humor me and tell me all about you, I promise to do these things:
    – about me is very vague and can use up the alotted space here ;) but I like the simple things. kids laughing, designing, practical jokes here and there and great friends that keep you grounded

    1) I’ll visit your blog. If you have one, that is. And, if you leave the link when you comment here.
    -the blog will be coming soon. im dedicating it to my daughter and how I will continue to live with her through that blog. In hopes that maybe one day…when she’s surfing the net or googles her name, she will see the site/blog and know who I am and how I never lived a day with out her. and how much she means to my family.

    2) I’ll leave a comment or two in your blog. Maybe more, if you convert me as a regular reader.
    -im the worst writer! but a great conversationalist.

    3) I’ll tell you at least ONE thing that I like about you/your blog. I might even write all about you!
    – I can only hope that you will like my sites/blog. Some do, some don’t. Some don’t even see the work and effort that goes into designing a website/blog. Most don’t even care. But one good thing you will like about it is that it was made with passion, heart and soul.

    Just wana say thank you and wishing you all the best. You help inspire people like me who seem so lost about the family/child situation and trying to cope with it living in a world that stops for no one.

    Ill be back to read more!

  164. 1. Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? – I’m 19. :D Turning 20 this coming August.

    2. What do you do with your life? Are you a blogger too? Or a bereaved family member?
    – As of now, I’m an undergrad and I stopped studying. I’m also a blogger, but I’m still a newbie on the blogosphere. I love to play with codes and do programming stuff.

    3. How did you find this blog?
    – I followed you on Twitter and I always see you actively tweeting about important issues.

    4.How often do you come to visit?
    – Honestly, I just visited you today. I also read your About page and I’m inspired by your strength. I also lost something important to me. Though people considered pets as just animals, I treat them as my children and part of our family. Last month, two of my cats died in 2 consecutive days. (One was road killed, one was poisoned.) I believe someone sabotaged us. And because ‘they’re just animals’, I couldn’t do anything for them. I want to know who did that but it’s impossible. My parents just told me that they’re cats, and they’re dead, and that I should just get over it.

    Just the thought that I wouldn’t see them again consumes me every day that has passed. I just make myself busy so I wouldn’t feel the pain but it’s unavoidable. I see them grow up, took care of them, and they have been always on my side. Then I just woke up one day, they’re gone forever.

    5.What topics interest you the most?
    – Everything about the World Wide Web. I also love astronomy, music, visual arts, and programming.

    Here’s my blog: http://loading-info.blogspot.com Though I’m not sure if you’ll like the topics. They’re more of the technical side than advices. By the way, it’s nice to meet you here po. :)

  165. I’m at 40s, a blogger too, http://iloveyou-mydear.blogspot.com/, a teacher in profession, i found your blog at twitter, this is my twitter account @daniojr, I’m interested in relating that is why i’m here. Thank you so much..

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