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? 🙂
So it’s Day 1 of my 30-day challenge! Day 1 is to share a recent picture and something about the week.
This was taken last Saturday, January 22, 2011. This is my sister-in-law with her 2-year old daughter Adara. They were here to fetch my mother to bring her back to Cebu and to live in their newly purchased house. Mama lived with us here in Bohol for three years and everyday, Mama complained about her living conditions. Although we have provided her the best and the most comfortable room we could ever give, but still, she was not contented and all. Everyday for three years, we heard nothing but complain and gripe about her stay in our abode.
So my younger brother decided to bring her back to Cebu where she used to live and to stay with his mother-in-law. So they were here for just a few hours and got Mama. And three days after Mama left, we all miss her! 🙁 Although my mom and I were never that close, but I still miss her, so does my hubby and her nanny too! Our house now is back to its peaceful and tranquil state (except for my little boy who messes up the things inside the house). It’s quite different with the way things are in the house right now without mama’s presence.
So that’s it… as simple as that. I have started my 30-day challenge. It really is quite a challenge because sometimes I find myself blank and just staring at the laptop and just couldn’t think of anything to write. I hope I can get through the 30 days! See you again tomorrow! 🙂