Thank You 2016

I want to believe that I learnt so much on the year that is going to be what was.  I have learnt that I have so much more to offer. 

I can be whoever I want to be as long as I put my heart in it and do the things that I love with so much passion.

2016 saw me in all the aspects that was me: a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a coach, a supporter. 

2016 was a year about people.  I want to think that I touched people’s lives.  I hope I did.  I think I did.

Money in the bank, as my husband said, is always nice to have.  But family, health and love and peace of mind should be above anything else.

Next to God, of course.

Thank you for seeing us through 2016.  I am happy that Anging is finally married to the love of her life. I am glad that the door has finally opened for Divine and Owen to be close to us.  

Thank you for a healthy and successful year for my husband, my daughter and myself.

Thank you to the great bosses at work who saw my worth. ☺ This Filipina is very much grateful!

There were troubles.  The road had not always been smooth but I still say that it was a really great year.

I hope to carry this same hope to humanity on 2017.  

I wish to continue touching people’s lives!

Ik ga echt vloeind nederlands praten in 2017! 😬😂😊😁👌🏻 Spannend!


Conversation during tonight’s dinner..

Z: “Mama, do you know where André Hazes is?”
Me: “Huh? No baby…” (Me thinking: Is she really referring to André Hazes??)
Z: “In heaven…”

Me: “….”

Z: “You know how he died?”

Me: (looked at my husband)

Z: “Because he drank too much beer!”

Me: “Seriously! Who told you that?”

Z: “Opa in the auto..”

Me: (Looked at my husband) “Call Pap!”

Husband called his father.  

He answered.  

Son told him what happened.

Opa on the other line: “Zoë said all of those to me..”

A 4 year old who knows André Hazes. Right.

Note (from Wikipedia):

André Gerardus Hazes (30 June 1951 – 23 September 2004) was a Dutch singer in a genre called levenslied (“song about life”), popular music about everyday life sung in the Dutch language. André Hazes was one of the most successful singers in this genre. Hazes recorded 31 studio and live albums and he released 55 singles