Simple But Meaningful Magiting Day

@neildc (17254)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
April 8, 2010 8:18pm CST
Simple but meaningful is what I wish to call this day. It's holiday (Araw ng Kagitingan) here and he turned three now. We are going to go to church later today to give thanks for everything we have been receiving from the Almighty. How nice to remember that He is not forgetting us to be blessed with all good things, through a regular job, a nice family and better health. And Zayzay, being three today, we hope He will continue to treat his problem, and we continue to receive good earnings for his medication. So, after the church, the three of us will just take our meal somewhere, maybe in a restaurant or at a popular fastfood here. The other kids are now in the province spending their summer vacation, so me and wife and Zayzay are left here in the city. So, no extravagant celebration for him this year. What a great savingS?!
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
9 Apr 10
congratulations on the celebrations. I have never hard of this holiday but it sounds like a very lovely holiday to celebrate with family and in the remembrance of religion.
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@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
It the national day of valor
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
9 Apr 10
it is a national holiday cowgirl coinciding with the birthday of our little boy.
9 Apr 10
Hi Neil, Many congrats to ZayZay, he is growing, and hope you all have a lovey time, though fast foos may not be a good idea, bad for health but very tasty though, well onece in a while won't hurt, lol, enjoy yourselves and happy Holiday. Hugs. Tamara
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
9 Apr 10
thanks a lot tamara. well, it's not that small time fastfood that we are going to or planned to eat, it's the most popular fastfood chain in the philippines which is very much liked by filipinos especially the kids.
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Apr 10
Hi Neildc, I am just home enjoying the time with my family as i do mylot and watch tv. a good example of multi-tasking but with focus hehehe. Happy birthday to your little one. i wish him good health always. so, where's the treat? just have a bite for me hehehehe!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
9 Apr 10
after the church, we planned to take a break at a Jollibee branch somewhere in Cebu City. so, are you coming?
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• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Apr 10
hehehe please reserve a seat for me friend. thanks for the invitation. so how was the celebration?
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
10 Apr 10
as i have told earlier, we had just been to the church, and took our lunch actually at Jollibee. then we bought him some toys. at least with simple lunch at his favorite place to dine, with just the 3 of us, we were able to buy some new toys for him. i guess he was so happy with his birthday, he just can't say the words but we can see on his smiles, big smiles.
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@hexeduser22 (5854)
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
Wow that was cool. I'm sure you had a good time that day and it's good that you thanked God for everything. I hope to have a nice family and an okay job too in the future. I hope you and your family will have more blessings and more reason to than God for everything. I'm really happy for you
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Apr 10
thank you so much hex. yes, we really had a good time on that day. and of course, the happiest person is little Zayzay. we bought him some more toys that he really enjoys now. i hope you will have a great family when time comes and a good job so you can provide for them well in the future. GBU
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• Philippines
30 Apr 10
What a great family you have I've been dreaming of having a family of my own that love is the foundation and not money. Living simple and true. It's nice to see that there is actually people/family living the same dream that I have and have yet to accomplish
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Apr 10
it will definitely come your way hex. just to be in a hurry.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
hi neil, i am kinda late for this discussion but please send my greetings to your son. i wish him all the best, good health and total recovery from his sleep apnea. i bet you and your family have a fun day celebrating his birthday. no matter how simple it is, as long as we celebrate it with our loved ones, it will be very special...
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Apr 10
i don't think it is too late ckyera and thanks for the greetings. actually, that was really so simple as we went to sto. niño and ate at jollibee. and with less expenses, we were able to buy him some new toys. and that made him the day complete.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
jollibee! hehe of course for a child jollibee will complete their day! and its true, its simple but meaningful day! and nothing compares to the joy of seeing our children happy.
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
who is Zayzay? I just saved a day at home sleeping yesterday. I know it is a holiday but I don't remember why it is a Holiday. Yes I know it is Araw ng Kagitingan, but the story I don't remember anymore why does it have to be a magiting day. I was very lazy yesterday. My plan is to do my writings but what I did was to sleep all day long.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
10 Apr 10
zayzay is the youngest son and who is the one in the video in youtube that is featured in my profile page. araw ng kagitingan is the one that was previously celebrated as bataan day, if you could remember. it so happen that his birthday falls at this holiday, so we fondly calls him Ting-Ting as in Magiting.
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
I must look for Zayzay! I already forget what I had learned from history class.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
11 Apr 10
It sounds like a lovely day and I am glad your little one is doing well. During these times it is tough to spend a lot, I find. I’ve never heard of Araw ng Kagitingan because we are from a different part of the world. I hope you enjoyed your holiday!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Apr 10
someone really enjoyed the holiday so much, and it's zayzay, our little one. thanks for sharing.
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@bunnybon7 (36482)
• Holiday, Florida
9 Apr 10
yayyy! happy birthday to zayzay. is he the one in the video? what a cutie, talented kid. hope you all had a wonderful holiday there. eat some cake for me. what is the holiday for? is it like thanksgiving or easter here?
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
For me I spent this holiday to my parents discussion.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
9 Apr 10
that would be great to spend the holidays with our parents. so you have some discussions about your parents, for today?
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
This is just great to know. I think i've seen your blog btw
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
9 Apr 10
thanks for visiting my blog.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Apr 10
Have a nice day off and hopefully Zayzay is feeling better as he grows up. Trust in the Lord to protect your family especially your son's health.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
9 Apr 10
i trust the lord zandi. though me and my wife have different beliefs when it comes to religion, we both believe in the Almighty. and with that, even if i do not workshop with the catholic ways, i still go with her whenever she plans to go to church. thanks for the greetings and for sharing on here dear.
@GardenGerty (99221)
• United States
9 Apr 10
Neil, I would say, Happy Birthday to ZayZay as he turned three. I read in your blog about his breathing problems. I understand that you get afraid when they speak of removing the tonsils, but for some people this can be a good thing, because they get lots of infections all the time and are sick a lot. Trust your doctor, it sounds as if she is prescribing a successful course of treatment, and continue to trust God as well.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
9 Apr 10
thanks for the greetings and also for visiting my blog, gerty. yes, a lot of people are telling me that we should not be afraid of the operation to remove his tonsils. it's just that i see him to young for it. and besides, what i most afraid of is the money to spend for the operation and the hospitalization, the bills, in short. it will give me a hard time to look for enough money when it comes.
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
Hi best. Give my hugs to zayzay. More blessings for him and for the whole family. Let's not forget to thank the Lord for every blessings that we are receiving. My prayers are with you. HUGZ always best. God Bless! P.S. I'm still waiting for my countdown...LOLz
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
9 Apr 10
thanks a lot best. glad to see you here again best, and hope you will be active again. i have been missing you a lot here and i guess, it's not me that misses you. i know you have more friends here and still hoping that you will be back... i am still looking for the best place to make the countdown.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Apr 10
hi neildc have a lovely church day and am so glad that He is looking out for Zayazy and that you will continue to be able to have money for his medication. He must be your pride and joy too. I hear the pride in your voice. Have a lovely day and Good luck and God bless.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
9 Apr 10
thank you very much, hatley my friend. well, really hope so much that we will have enough for his medication. actually.