Living in Paradise

Yes, I made it… flew all the way from Shanghai to Cebu

Yes, we are together… my husband met me at the airport that day and off we went hand in hand again

and Yes, life is finally back as it should be… even we are getting used to each other after the two and a half years apart, but the happiness is apparently more than sorrow, while intimacy is more than distance

Even there is trauma built in the past appeared once in a while, as time goes on, we are healing each other with love

The ongoing COVID pandemic and the rest of the chaos happening in the world, continuously reminding all of us how precious such a short and limited life each of us has, and what kind of life we shall be living in, as well as what kind of a person we should behave with conscious… as to deserve a true good life ahead after all

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See You Again

When life is slowly back to normal, such as people are walking on the streets everywhere, I can shop in airconed stores or call a taxi to embassy for the visa application, watching office people gathering together to chit chat during lunch time… I hope the worst is indeed over, especially after those two months’ unexpected sudden lockdown

Tapped out in morse code like the title of a science fiction series 2-0-2-0 a sort of numbers code SOS broadcast from the earth, we have found ourselves regardless of address or nation, without culture or social safety nets confronting widespread suffering, inability, fear, even death caused by a novel coronavirus… stuck in my own city of Shanghai since, I did finally realize however, that the Chinese are well protected by the government even some measures might sound harsh, ridiculous, and unbearable, and the process went through could be uncomfortable, unpleasant, besides painful for majority overseas’ understanding

So many doubts and conflicts during the lockdown, while trust were also shaking… but after all, I must admit that my government did not let us down, continued being one of the last remaining nations committed to eradicating covid even few ever appreciated, or felt grateful for what had been accomplished for a safe shield that shelters and protects the people from the rest vicious world

‘So, you have thought through and decided to leave this time?’ my father asked, ‘yes, I do’… because my husband has been waiting for me all these difficult years and time to be back beside him, living our own simple and happy life together as a lovely married couple

Jul 5 of next Tuesday, fly again, and home soon… thank God that I finally learn that nothing on earth can make up for the loss of one who has been loving you like my husband

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Staying Put

My husband and I planned on being together for my birthday celebration before the end of this May… well, to our dismay, that seemed fantastic and delusional

Turned out no one ever played better April Fool’s joke than my city of Shanghai… I have been stuck in my hometown once again for more than 2 years now

If the first time back in 2020 was because I am a good daughter flew all the way for my mom’s birthday then willing to company parents till the end of the Chinese New Year celebration therefore missed the flying window back Boracay… the unbelievable and speechless awfulness happened at this time is certainly beyond any of my comprehension and had been totally blowing my mind away

It is my city that I was so proud of, yet feels so strange recently that I can barely recognize the truth from fake news, intentional lies, or vicious gossips… I did learn, and grow day by day, since I believe whatever happens, happens for a reason

I also did witness how this tiny virus could reset people’s lives and if one handled well, it became kind of a rebirth… the process, happening at the speed of a decade in days with both physical and mental health challenges however, is overly harsh, and few could easily handle well

All in all, the new normal is popping up and stay whether we like it or not… and stoic acceptance is crucial at this moment for all of us to find the good balance the pain, until there is light at the end of the tunnel that I can finally get home

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The Last Remaining

Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy… there are truths which one can see only when it is dark; the future happens no matter how much we scream, so I choose to do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, and to contemplate the beautiful thing even when the truth isn’t always beauty

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present… a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficult and between the fear that something would happen, and the hope that still it wouldn’t, there is much more space than one thinks and no, I am not on that narrow hard and dark space so many people spend their lives

As media reported, 25 million residents here in my city of Shanghai including my parents and I have been under a lockdown since April based on China’s zero-COVID policy and yes, most of us feel frustrated and super disappointed by the inefficiency and incompetence of the local government has been dealing with matters of this time… LOSE FACE as you can put as one of the most embarrassing things ever happened to a Chinese

But no, we are not fragile as some footage exposed online and every one of us with dignity is trying our best to adapt to this whirlpool of chaos suddenly happened in our life, with great consideration as well as support to the totally awkward and unprepared situation the local government had been caught besides a step-by-step approach they are working on non stop day by day… also, it is indeed time for all of us to grow up being more down to earth and practical via this challenge, while understanding what others had struggled and experienced during their months’ lockdown at the very beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak

Time flows in the same way for all human beings, every human being flows through time in a different way… nothing is a waste of time if one ever uses the experience wisely as I can see

Life does bring us wounds all over the body, but the wounds will certainly become the greatest strength finally… after all, it is up to us to give life a meaning, isn’t it?

P. S. all is fine here in Shanghai, we got the third supply from the government last night and yes, everything will be only getting better with time… no worry my friend, taking very good care of your family and yourself there until we met again

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Home Sweet Home

In company with parents in Shanghai for more than two years since Jan of 2020 due to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide, as well as join in MetLife building up wechat official account of MetinLife for increasing insurance awareness of the entire society from Jun of 2021… I am glad, that I did not waste any of my time while stuck in my own city during this difficult time

Each day, I try my best to help people in need, by either lift up their spirit, or fix their broken souls… thanks for my husband’s generous support, as he mentioned once that ‘if it is what you really want to do, and indeed make you feel happy, then just do it’; so I became Mrs. Charity for people around here in Shanghai, like he did while at Boracay

Until recently, the 5th wave of Omicron spread halted the new normalcy of city life in a sudden… then during the soho lifestyle, there is this little voice waked me up, that I have forgotten my husband and left him behind for quite a while

Yes, I have been helping so many people everyday… but how about him? actually, he’s been screaming me back in his arms over and over again, but every time I simply thought he was whining, moody, and unstable of the moment and totally ignored it

What’s wrong with me… helping everybody else but the most important one in my life who desperately needed my help for this darkest moment?

Yet still, I appreciated the down to earth period which helped me learn so much about life and finally, it is time for me back home where my heart is… by my husband’s side, enjoying our husband and wife lifestyle, meanwhile to help more people in needs of help there in Philippines

I am ready… time to fly again

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Love Conquers All

January 29, Saturday… I took two days off helping parents cleaning the house before the chinese new year of the tiger

In the morning I checked the phone and saw a missed call from some stranger… around noon time a ring bell on the door, asking permission to enter; during the short conversation, I realized a delivery on the way

The elevator door opened, a guy hold a bunch of flowers showed up in my face… a delivery I did not expected (at that moment parents were joking with me that a lot of delivery people recently just want to enter the door and ring bell randomly)

Checked the name who delivers to, and it is for me… closed the door behind, I opened the hidden note, it is from my sweet husband, what a surprise

That was a grey rainy day, and the flowers had a few drops on the package and looked a bit withered… yet my heart felt warmth, and the tiresome after busy with cleaning the house was suddenly gone, left me in the embracing of the good smell of my favorite lilies and my husband’s pleasant surprise delivered from overseas

I decorated both my parents and my room with the beautiful flowers… and they are so adorable, opened one by one during the entire spring festival, companying us and making the whole house smell nice

So yes, how lucky I am, that have been embracing by my husband’s love around from those flowers he deliveried before the chinese new year till today… you see I don’t even care about this valentine’s day, because I feel everyday like valentine’s day with the love around

So my friend, do remember keep your love alive so everyday is bright, full of happiness, and bathed in bliss

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Happy 2022 and the Year of the Water Tiger


2022 is a year of the Water Tiger, starting from February 1 and ending on January 21, 2023

Known as the king of all beasts in China, the zodiac sign Tiger is a symbol of power, strength, and exorcising evils in Chinese culture

People born in a year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable, and confident… alongside charming and popular, the characteristics of those born in the Year of the Tiger are also said to work enthusiastically, doing things with a dominant manner

With great confidence and indomitable fortitude, they are thought to be natural leaders, authoritative, and can handle anything that comes along and never go back on what they have said… with stubborn personalities and tough judgment however, Tigers work actively and express themselves boldly, doing things in a high-handed manner and sometimes, they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, and overindulgent

Water Tiger years are filled with energy and excitement, opportunities for those willing to take a risk or two are plentiful, and possibilities for whirlwind romances and new friendships arise, but there also can be fights over territory, brittle partnerships can be broken, and impulsive actions can lead to missed opportunities… so patience, understanding, and tact are needed when facing challenges while keeping up with adventures in the year ahead

Wishing you full of the vigor and vitality in the year of the tiger my friend… it is my year you know 😉

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Let there be the Light

The Joy of brightening other lives, bearing each other’s burdens, easing each other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays

Mr. Charity, that is what I call my husband when we were living on Boracay… a true hero in this reality world, that is what I have been witnessing him showed up in others’ life

18 years marriage by far… still remember years ago, when friends pointed out that we both looked alike from the photos we posted online, I thought they were joking (how possible a Caucasian and a Chinese look alike), yet a recent video call I had with my husband finally convinced me that we do have the couple look (LOL)

They say if you love someone, you would act and behave like each other… and I believe it is the kindness from the bottom of our hearts made us look alike after all – I learn so much from him, the generosity, the integrity, besides the kindness with time; and now, I even became Mrs. Charity in my own city of Shanghai, building up the lifestyle platform, and fulfilling my life to a completely different level – each day, I hug people when I see they are lost, helping comfort the broken souls, even healing them whenever a sit down conversation required then brought their energy back

Much more than enjoying a retirement lifestyle by my own (since my husband is still stuck in Cebu upgrading MAHAL for sale), I certainly give the rest of my life more meanings in this lifetime

Now Dec is here, time to get into the holiday spirit (gin, vodka, whiskey LOL)… Happy Holidays my friend, wishing you a wonderful holiday season full of fun, laughter, and sparkles

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Seize the Moment

November, half a month is gone, then December… soon, which will march to the end of the year, then the countdown and time to say goodbye to 2021
 
Another year of 2022 is near… year by year, time slips away before our eyes, life, is in a blink
 
I am doing what I’m loving for/meant to be… a true life partner, not only to inspire people around me, but also to see through problems and find solutions (in addition, now even to provide financial support and economic growth with the powerful tool of customized insurance policies to help in a reality world)
 
How about you, my friend? I hope you also enjoy the days while finding the mission in your life… if not yet, join me and let’s at least grow up together via the official WeChat account of MetinLife, a Life Partner Platform I am currently building up with time, to help to comfort and to heal in this lifetime
 
Love you all… do remember every one of us is the child of the universe

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Sense of Passion

Why so serious?
Because I see your pain, deep inside,
your suffering, behind the masks
most importantly,
by the means of insurance,
I can finally help

So open up, please
Allow me to share,
to comfort and heal,
with feasible options, and customized solutions

Then you know
Things happen for a reason
I am here, as a professional life planner in time
also an inspiring life partner in a lifetime

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