Although it is already in its fifth week, this is my first time to join the Weekend Blog Follower Caravan hosted by Pinay Mommy Bloggers. Since this is my new blog too, I have been planing to introduce this to the other members of the community. I have been doing some blog visits but have not really “launched” this new blog. I hope that through this blogger-helping-blogger meme, this blog will also get its new followers. Aside from meeting new friends online, this could truly help me in achieving my blogging goals. I do hope so…
This week’s edition is to use the email subscription form to follow the bloggers. So I had my form ready. I’m excited and hope to see you around guys! 🙂
Share something about your hometown, this is Day 3. So what am I going to share about my hometown? Well, for those who don’t know, I live in Antequera, here in Bohol. A small town of 8000 to 10000 people. Antequera is about 19 kms north of the capital city of Bohol, which is Tagbilaran. It is an elevated town, I just don’t know high it is from the sea level and it is also an interior town. Antequera is famous for its basket weaving industry and the Mag-Aso Falls. The main source of income of the Antequeranians are farming and basket weaving. Mag-Aso Falls plays a big part of my marriage, why? Read on…
The Mag-Aso Falls is one of the main attractions of Antequera. During summer, many local and foreign tourists visit and take a refreshing dip in the clear waters of the falls. Luckily, it’s just a kilometer and a half away from our humble abode. But we don’t often go there because of the 196 steps to take going down to the falls.
Anyway, I first came to Antequera in September 1996. I was with my classmates in Cebu for a tour as a treat for successfully organizing an event in school. It was also my first time to visit Bohol, the famous Chocolate Hills, the white sandy beaches of Panglao and Mag-Aso falls. Oh, did I mention that my husband is from here? And back then, I never knew that my hubby existed in this part of the world. The second time I visited Antequera, I was already in love with my ex-boyfriend (now, my hubby), and guess what? He brought me back to Mag-Aso falls! Because he lives in this town! That was year 2002 and two years after, we got married!
I believe that God brought me first to Antequera in 1996 so that I can have a glimpse of what my future hometown will be… and God indeed worked his way! He did brought me back to this town along with the man He has planned for me! For seven years now, Antequera remains the same, a peaceful and a calm town, with its fresh air and lush greeneries. I am glad and thankful that God really brought me here. 🙂
This is Day 2 for my 30-day challenge. So I also asked myself, what’s the meaning of my blog name? Well, before finally naming this blog Hands Full of Life, I thought of so many names, titles, consulted some magazines, watched TV shows for possible ideas, it really took a while and somehow a toll on me. I was really apprehensive too of actually starting this blog because I still have other blogs to update too. But since I was given this opportunity, I just took the chance.
While watching a TV show, I heard the voice over say “empty-handed.” It was then that I figured out the name Hands Full of Life. I’ve realized that my hands are never empty (not literaly though)! I mean, every second, there is something to do here in the house. As a stay-at-home mom, my hands are always full of life! There’s the house to clean, the laundry to wash, mouths to feed, blogs to update, tasks to accomplish and submit, and just so much more! It seems endless! I’m never empty-handed! And somehow, I like it 🙂 Even if I am not earning that much from blogging, but the smiles and laughter of my little boy, and a hug and a kiss from my hubby, are great, BIG rewards for me at the end of the day!
So I guess that’s the meaning behind my blog name. How about yours? 🙂