29 December 2010

Very Grateful.

I feel like the luckiest person on the planet. My heart swells at the knowledge that I am remembered and thought about.

And loved.

Apart from the beautiful material things I received this Christmas, I am also recipient to the most fabulous gifts -- letters, emails, and friends wanting to spend time with me.

And then there's Dee and Liza who wrote such wonderful entries for me. Thank you, Dee and Liz!

I will always be grateful to Patricia for making my awesome header. She's one of the most creative souls I know. Thank you, Pat.

Then there's Chelo who sent a GC and the most delicious binangkal! I was driving when I started gorging! :D Thank you, Chel. And oh, I know I have something more coming. ;P

I still have to claim Therese's gift one of these days. Thank you, T!

My family, my Manila and my college friends also gave me the most awesome gifts. But that's for another blog entry.

THANK YOU to all who called, texted, emailed, wrote letters, sent gifts, left wall/FB messages.

And THANK YOU to everyone who, even when you are in another time zone, sent love my way.

I am very grateful.



Loving these butterfly tags and the message that comes with it. Oh, I love the postcards, too!
Thank you, Yen. I'm looking forward to more travels and adventures!
And I hope one of those would take me to where you are. :)


It's here! My Lydia Davis book! Thank you, Yen!
I'm always amazed by your thoughtfulness. Can't wait to start reading!


I've been wanting to own one since the day I discovered Jessie about a year and a half ago.
Thank you, Nette! So thrilled and excited to use this!


Yes, even though I appreciate all the wonderful material gifts,
I always focus on the thoughts that come with them.


Two of my favorite things -- postcards and pictures (both electronic and print)
from my favorite people on the other side of the globe.


I saw this in my favorite paper boutique, the Invitation House, and I wanted to buy one.
And then I decided to prioritize buying gifts for other people. But the universe knows.
Jane gave me this beautiful sticky notes! Thank you, Jane!


Mimi got me a dress just like her's! And it fits me perfectly!
Thank you, Mi! I am wearing it on New Year's Eve.


Little sister Kaith gave me these luscious body butter and
delicious chocolate covered cookies! Tilaw ka, Mi? LOL.


And then a kindred spirit gave me this. She understands about childhood dreams and wants
and she made an effort to make that little childhood dream come true.
I was teary-eyed when I got this. Thank you. :)

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6 left some love :

soul deelight December 29, 2010 at 11:27 PM  

your are God's (awesome) gift to us te Ai... ahaha God spoiled you with talents, the rest of us are left with crumbs! lol...

thank you for your big heart and big smile (makahilis.. pramis!)

I wished to be photographed by You... and lo and behold, you did!
thank you, if only i could ask our HR to use the photos you took for my ID picture... ahaha

seriously, THANK YOU. and did i say you're awesome already?

p.s: ahaha i just blogged about my grateful list.. then i saw this update from you! apir te ai!

Chelo December 30, 2010 at 12:49 AM  

you are blessed with people who not only adore and love you, but are forever entranced with your work...i am one of them many many many (to borrow ayen's words) "mere mortals"..

i dont know which book you read already..thats why the book GC..:-)

i adore the hello kitty bangle..i want one:-)

Mimi December 30, 2010 at 1:51 AM  

Tilaw! Hahaha.

Hibaw-an pang ipatik diay diri ang gift tag, ginindot unta nakog suwat! LOL.

I am always grateful for having met you but more grateful that you're not just a friend but a REAL one. Thanks so much for perfectly understanding me and for accepting me --- fats, ugly teeth and all =)

Liza December 30, 2010 at 4:09 AM  

You are a gift to all of us! We love you, Aileen Siroy! I cannot wait to meet you in person.

Mommy Blogs December 30, 2010 at 7:48 AM  

Because the world is indeed beautiful with you in it!!!

Cindy December 30, 2010 at 2:17 PM  

Don't you feel so happy when you're grateful?

Well, thank you ai for sharing stories and beautiful photos ... i/we your followers are grateful for inspiring us all the time.

Cheers to the coming year 2011 ... Happy New Year Ai to you and your family!!!

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