We are family: My Siblings

Day 2 is all about my siblings.

My parents, when they were still together, had 4 kids–3 girls and 1 boy.

Our eldest is Maria Rosario but we call her Marol. I don’t think anyone calls her Maria Rosario–unless we’re teasing her. I don’t know if the reason she’s so responsible is because she’s the eldest or because she just is. She’s a superhero but she’s a bank manager when she’s not wearing a cape. She’s the dragon.

Next is my brother Buenaventura Ressureccion Jonathan. Buenaventura is my grandfather’s name (father’s side) and Ressureccion (not even sure if this is the correct spelling–oops) is my father. And just for fun, my mom added Jonathan. Kidding, not for fun! I think it was because she just wanted to put in a name she wanted. Now, imagine my brother when he was 7 years old and he had to write his name on his first grade paper… I think his first names alone occupied the first two lines. He’s mister environment with a background in animal science. He’s Pumba.

Then there’s Maria Lourdes or Marlou (by now I think you will notice a pattern). She’s the wackiest and despite me saying I am crazy, I think I am second to her. She’s an ass-kicking nurse and she works in a military base, beat that! 😀 She’s the lion.

And there’s ME!!! Maria Carmel but please do call me MARMEL!  I’m ME! hahahahaha

My goals for the next 30 days

When I got this as my first topic for my 31-Day Blog Challenge I thought, “Oooo easy one for the first day”. NOT TRUE!!! I live a pretty straightforward life (most of the time) and sometime I get confused between goals and tasks–especially short term ones.


Finish the Jumpstart-to-Skinny routine. Or maybe half? Okay, let’s just delete that as a goal. I doubt I’ll be able to finish it–even halfway. Let’s stick to more realistic ones.

Finish the photo-a-day challenge and also the blog challenge.

I’m out. Seriously. Nothing else. A month is just toooooooo short (lame excuse, right?).

I need to re-think my life.


December 2014 Challenge

I started with the 10-day Blog Challenge (which really took me 12 days–oops!) and I think I did good–not awesome. I still had my lazy days and wrote a bunch of words to form (barely) coherent sentences. And had stupid-ass excuses such as: I don’t like the question for the day.

I also mentioned that after the 10-day challenge, I will be doing the 30-Day Blog challenge by December (BUT THERE ARE 31 days). And because I’m a bit impulsive, I went ahead and opened my mouth (more like type) that I will also accomplish the Photo-a-Day Challenge by Fat Mum Slim.

If you want to join in, please do.

For the FMS Photo a Day, you can post it in Instagram. I will post mine in Instagram and Tumblr with the hashtag #fmsphotoaday (FMS means Fat Mum Slim, the creator of this challenge). I have to confess, I have TRIED and FAILED before. I just hope I get to finish this challenge this time around.

The 31-Day Blog Challenge questions/topics I got online from several sources. I basically put several topics in excel and then randomized it. I think it’s pure luck that the first question is “Your goals for the next 30 days”. I’m happy with the list.

Tomorrow is D-Day. See you!