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22 May 2014

The party must go on


“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
 ~ Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams


May I tell you something? I have been frequenting tea rooms lately. The other thing is, I found a sky beauty from my 5th floor porch! It makes me momentarily forget that we are under Martial Law right now. Life goes on and I am grateful for the wonderful things this week. Here are five of them:

Something that made me smile in the midst of anxiety. Back home in the Philippines my kiddo is sick. It goes without saying I am worried but I can't help chuckling when I was told that he complained to my mother, "Grandma, I have a headache on my neck."

An 'oh...?' moment. I was told that CJ's doctor is an old friend I used to date; asked my Mom about me after taking a look at CJ. Sounds and feels like my son is in good hands.... And then the roses, those love letters, that weekend together in an uncle's house came flooding back.

No ordinary birthday. Poor kid is celebrating it hooked up to an IV drip. Quite a milestone this one is. A few family, friends and nurses are having a little party in his hospital room as I type this post. 

Hope, relief and just pure happiness on the updates. CJ may be allowed to go home as soon as his platelet count is back to normal.

My unbirthday from TWG Tea is called Sweet Secret Salad: smoked Scottish salmon served with aragula and avocado delicately enhanced by the flavors of fresh strawberries and Secret of Vietnam Tea.

 

24 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful rainbow !

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  2. Lovely photo and sending 'distant reiki healing hugs to your son and you' ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  3. Headache in the neck....sending thoughts and prayers......
    Fond of the rainbow you found which is lovely.
    JM Illinois, U.S.A.

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  4. Very lovely rainbow.
    Happy birthday to your son. Hope for his fast recovery.
    How's there in Bangkok? Is it safe for you to go anywhere now?

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    1. Thanks, Lina. We just have to stay indoors during curfew.

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  5. Wow, an amazing rainbow. Hope your grandson is OK!

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  6. healing vibes sent your way for your boy.

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  7. That food looks yummy! Praying your boy has a super birthday and is fully recovered soon!!

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  8. The rainbow is such a hopeful sign, especially in the midst of anxious times. Praying...

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  9. Cool rainbow photo! I hope your son feels well soon.

    SWF: Veterans remembered

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  10. Great reflections in the first shot and wonderful rainbow in the second. Hope you son gets better soon.

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  11. The rainbow picture is amazing ! And the last pic looks so yummy... Great participation indeed !

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  12. The rainbow is fantastic... nicely done...

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  13. j adore la photo de l arc en ciel ;o)

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  14. Beautiful sky. And your dinner looks tasty.

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  15. That rainbow is simply beautiful. Praying CJ is able to go home soon.

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  16. What a beautiful rainbow!

    I am so sorry to hear about the martial law. Any chance it will be lifted soon?

    Sure hope your little one feels better soon.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. There's no word yet or even a rumor about Martial Law being lifted soon, but we keep on hoping for the best under the circumstances and at the same time getting ready for whatever may come.

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  17. I immediately thought of you when I read the news about martial law. Glad to hear you are fine.
    Oh dear, I hope CJ is better soon. Happy Birthday to him~

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