4.14.2013

Of Bits and Pieces



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A very poor man lived with his wife. One day, his wife, who had very long hair asked him to buy her a particular comb for her hair to grow well and to be well-groomed. The man felt very sorry and said no. He explained that he did not even have enough money to fix the strap of his watch he had just broken. She did not insist on her request. The man went to work and passed by a watch shop, sold his damaged watch at a low price and went to buy a comb for his wife. He came home in the evening with the comb in his hand ready to give to his wife. He was surprised when he saw his wife with a very short hair cut. She had sold her hair and was holding a new watch band. Tears flowed simultaneously from their eyes, not for the futility of their actions, but for the reciprocity of their love.


LESSONS:
Relationships require reciprocity. 

To love is nothing, to be loved is something but to love and to be loved by the one you love is EVERYTHING. - O. Henry  (Source)


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My body yearned for two days of complete day-off after I realized that I've been working for six days a week (straight) for the last four consecutive months.  I craved for that rare moment when I would stay longer in bed without nary a care of the list of responsibilities that await me. And this weekend, I mindlessly lingered in my haven while blissfully doing the thing I enjoyed the most - sleep.


Because of the summer heat prevalent this season, I later on invited my parents for a refreshing halo-halo at Iceburgs. It was also their chance to veer away from their routine and for us to bond. And while we were enjoying the one dozen ingredients in this delightful refreshment, I continued to thank the Heaven for my jobs that I am grateful to do from home, my parents, the seemingly intangible things that comprises my happiness and the friendships I've discovered from blogging.


Halo-Halo Special Php88.00

Club Sandwich Php198.00

45 comments :

  1. Beautiful love story.

    Delicious looking food.

    Have a nice week ~ FlowerLady

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  2. really lovely post, it teaches us about the important things!

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  3. Ok, I just HAVE to know what all those things are in the Halo Halo? It looks fantastic!!!! Glad you are enjoying your family! Cherish them!!

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  4. Wow! Halo-halo! Craving for it since last week. By the way, I love the short story above. I have read it before but it never fails to touch my heart and I love reading it over and over again.

    Mommy Maye2

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  5. It does sound like you need some time to yourself to just relax. I hope you get some soon! :)

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  6. few days ago, I had two different kinds of halo halo... blame it to the weather

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  7. The short story made me teary-eyed. I also like how you appreciate God's blessings. People who care for us is what's most important in life.

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  8. Hi sis! Sarap naman ng halo-halo...really 88 lang sa Iceburgs? Kala ko expensive dun. On a side note, any follow ups dun sa email mo re: the...well your idea...hehe am not sure I should mention it here just yet.

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  9. Yes, love does not run in one side only. It has to be dual.
    I am craving for halo-halo na...

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  10. Well we all need to relax sometime and have something that we are yearning for.

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  11. Awww. Touching story. Unconditional love.

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  12. Yes, just one step is all it takes! Good reminder for all of us. Thanks! :)

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  13. Halo Halo...dying to know what's in that! :)

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  14. Picture number one has me drooling...OH MY !!!! I could totally relax with it.

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  15. Oh, I love your story...And I love the halo halo pic. makes me want to get one now

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  16. congrats for having a good job
    sarap ng halo-halo

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  17. How nice to be just relaxing while with beloved family. The halo-halo is so enticing that I wanna go out and look for one.

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  18. glad to know you were able to have that much-deserved rest and bonding time with your parents

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  19. A touching story.
    and I'm craving for halo-halo right now.

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  20. The food looks super good.. Lovely story. Read it before :)

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  21. oh, that's a poignant story...
    we have naman a chowking halo-halo the other day, sarap!

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  22. We read this story back in second grade. Yes, I remember it hehe. And yes, you do deserve to take some time off. Kailan kaya ako? :D

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  23. Inspiring and beautiful love story.. So touching, parang napaiyak ako ahh.. You def. deserve a day off..I been working 6 days straight for 3 weeks now.I feel your pain, prang wla na din off kasi so busy for household chores for my off kulang pa nga isang araw maglinis hehehe.l I miss halo halo sarap naman..:)

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  24. I read this story about the husband and wife before and it still brings tears to my eyes. So very touching.

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  25. Sometimes when we love someone, we need to sacrifice. thanks for sharing it. it's inspiring :)

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  26. It sure is such a wonderful treat to veer away from routine and spend some special quality time with our loved ones. What work do you do from home, if you don't mind me asking?

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  27. Olá!
    Entendi que halo-halo, talvez seja um "rolé" Brasileiro.
    Nada melhor para curar o Stress do que uns dias na harmonia familiar em lugar colorido curtindo a natureza.
    Adorei tudo aqui!
    Deixo o meu abraço e gratidão por estar comigo em meu blog.
    Até mais.
    Ivany

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  28. Beautiful story plus I'm now craving for clubhouse! Yum.

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  29. I always figured people that work from home could work whenever they felt like it, but I guess in your case, some people cannot...you need to take a break from work and enjoy yourself!
    Mm, halo halo! Your blog makes me miss the Philippines so much!! Definitely having a nostalgic moment!
    Anyway, thanks for following me. I've followed you back!
    Have a wonderful day, lovely! :)

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  30. Halo Halo!!! I want one now! :) Btw, thanks for sharing the story. :)

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  31. That quote is so timely.

    Halo halo! Sarap!

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  32. aw, that love story really touched my heart. hmm, that halo halo sure looks yummy! :-)

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  33. I've read about that story already. Touching one.

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  34. Lo ideal es eso. Luego de arduos mese de trabajo lograr al final un buen descanso. Descansar, comer cosas ricas, estar mas tiempo con tus seres queridos. Después de todo para eso trabajamos jaja-
    Te mando un abrazo

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  35. You definitely deserve a break! Bonding with your parents is such a nice idea. Happy to hear that you're doing good in your home job. Keep it up Sis and take care! You deserve to be happy. :)

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  36. Take time always to bond with your parents, you're lucky you still have them. :)

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  37. This is a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing such stories and I hope you get a longer break soon, xoxo.

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  38. I like the way you think! You find happiness and beauty in the every day. I'm obsessed with sunflowers, also!

    : signe
    thedailysavant.blogspot.com

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  39. Very touching! :) Family really inspires us all the time. But now you're making me crave for halo-halo! hahaha

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  40. I read about that story when I was in high school. My English teacher loves telling us stories of that kind. I remember her because of this post. And truly, relationships require reciprocity. That's why I'm also visiting you here. :)

    Me halo halo na din dito. Thanks to Jollibee! :)

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  41. Here I am again, indeed very true, no matter how big or small the step is, the movement is what counts the most.

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  42. great post, two weeks ago i had two served of halo-halo from different fastfood

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