Weekend Lessons

We stayed at home this weekend. We opted to go for the cheapest alternative of enjoyment as payday is still more of less 10 days to go. And as this post is titled, I have had a few lessons learned.

As mentioned on my previous post, I went to see a dermatologist to have my skin checked out and I was not happy about it. That is the first lesson learned over the weekend. That even if you have a well paid/ provided health card, one cannot be too sure of the quality of advise that will be given to you. Sometimes, these doctors are just after the consultation fee paid by the provider and the more patients they squeeze in on their schedule, the better. BTW, I am not generalizing, and it may be a coincidence that most of the health card accredited doctors are like that. Our current pediatrician is very much accredited and I can attest that she really cares.

Second lesson was that one can be productive even if one is a late riser. On Sunday, we woke up late (as usual!) but was still able to accomplish a lot of things. I cooked chinese style adobo, cleaned the screen door, played with Geoff, watched movies, played games, and cooked pancake for snacks. I could sure wish for additional hours during the weekends, just to extend the happy hours before we go back to work.

Third, life is indeed short, and no matter how kind you are to people, they can be pretty unpredictable. I learned that my favorite tito, Tito Andring, was diagnosed with leukemia. According to wikipedia, is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of immature white blood cells called “blasts“. I don’t have much details of my tito’s condition as I haven’t visited nor called yet. What is more sad about the news is that their adopted daughter, whom they raised from birth, is not there for them. Imagine being good parents to someone who does not care enough. That’s how bad it is. I wish I can visit one of these days.

Fourth, I am not such a bad student after all. I had my second driving lessons last night, and I am proud to say that I managed to bring the car forward and in reverse without having the engine die on me! Whew! Proud accomplishment indeed. The funny thing is that Babe was more scared than the first lesson (though he admitted right after that he was proud and happy for me! Haha!).

Isn’t life wonderful. Though it may be sad at times, there are still plenty of things to be thankful for, and is worth celebrating. Happy days!

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