Life is Short

Don't waste it!

Don’t waste it!

“We all have choices in this life. Choose to live yours to the fullest, never forget to live. ” – Anonymous

I thought our day already ended because we’re already on our way home from my step mom’s post birthday treat celebration. The story is in my other article.

“Life is short.”, we learned this very line tonight. We were hit by a closed aluminum van along North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). Thank God we are still alive. Third, Fourth, Cheska, my dad and step mom were the passengers. I have to take the wheel on our way home because Third was so sleepy. He has been up for more than 24hrs. We were out to treat my stepmom for post birthday celebration.

I usually stay on the 1st and 2nd lane along NLEX. It was my first time to stay on the 3rd lane (slow moving vehicles). I was tired then and lack of sleep. Then suddenly a closed aluminum van wants to overtake from my right side which was wrong. Overtaking lane is from the left side. It hit our right passenger door, side mirror and right side of the hood part (whatever it is called), basically everything from the right side. I had a sudden turn to the left side to avoid the van. When it was happening, the faces of Cheska and Fourth (our children) flashed in front of me. I really thought it was the last moment of my life. It was nearly death experience if at least one car was behind us or on our left.

God is good, no vehicle was there. I reduced my speed. Split seconds, I thought that was our last day on earth. I came back to my senses realizing we’re still alive. The truck ran away so fast. I was planning to chase after the could be drunken bastard but my husband told me not to chase after him anymore.

I’ve realized GOD IS SO GOOD. HE PROTECTED US. HIS ANGELS TOOK THE WHEEL AND CLEARED THE FIRST TWO LANES FOR OUR SAFETY. WE ALL KNOW HOW FAST THE CARS ARE IN NLEX. TODAY OCTOBER 13, 2012 IS OUR SECOND LIFE. In fact, I feel like a different person now. Renewed. Free from everything. Thank God for our second life. I will not waste it.

That accident was taken positively. I love my kids and my husband more. How can I forget, I love myself  more too?!

Starbucks Mindanao Avenue


After the series of activities my husband and I have done (dinner, foot scrubs and full body massage), It’s time to go home. On our way to NLEX (North Luzon Expressway) (you may follow NLEX on twitter @nlextraffic for traffic updates), we passed by Mindanao Avenue. It has been months since I asked my friends to meet up there but due to busy schedules, it never happened.

And so, I asked my husband to drop by for a while and feel how it is to be there (Starbucks Mindanao Avenue). As if I have never been into any Starbucks before. The thing is, it’s newly built. (Well, it’s been months.) Never mind the dramatic side of me. My husband agreed, as always. We parked and seems like no available space for us. A lot of people were there from different ages; children, teenagers, yuppies, and oldies but goodies. My husband queued to the cashier as I told him what my order was. Then I looked around to find a place to sit down for a few minutes since it’s running late.

I approached a lady 50’s of age and asked, “Are these seats taken?”. I was glad of her reply, “No” with a calm voice. So I sat down and had a hand sign to my husband that we will be seated where I was. He came with our order.

And hey I thought of looking at the prices of packaged whole bean coffee. I have been planning to go to an Asian country and import coffee beans there to be sold in the Philippines. How I missed the place and the food. When I was there year 2008, Coffee was everywhere. I can smell the aroma of the coffee on every side of the street. I don’t know if it was the coffee village. Coffee shops were everywhere with variations of flavor. I hope the business plan can be realized in the near future. I know it will, with the help of the Lord God. Amen.

We had a small chat. After a while I was getting cold and spotted vacant seats outside. We went out and finish what we ordered.

 We stepped outside with a smile in our lips and gratefulness to The One who made our 3rd Anniversary complete. To God be the Glory in Jesus name.