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Silent Sunday: 5-7-’23. Orange blossoms

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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  1. I love nature as I was born and grew up in the province south of Manila, Philippines. I left the place I grew up to work and study in Manila. I was blessed to have a job here in Manila. I did not have to go back to the province.

    Long story, and to cut it short. I retired in 2021. I thought of bringing part of nature to my home. After retirement, I started to take care of some indoor plants. πŸͺ΄

    Your blog is awesome! I like it as well as your name. Esther is one of my favorite biblical characters.🌹

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    1. Thank you for your kind message! I’m so glad you found me and I was able to find yours as a result. I love it when I meet bloggers with similar interests. I grew to like my name as an adult. Growing up, I felt it old fashioned. lol. With age comes maturity (in small doses).
      Indoor plants are fun to grow. I was terrible with them at first, but I’m slowing gaining confidence in taking care of them and even watching them flourish. Although I just transplanted my Pothos into a larger pot and some of the roots seem stressed out. Overall, the majority of the roots are grounded.
      What work did do you before your retirement in 2021?
      I hope you are having a great week so far!

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      1. My last work was a tech support for internet, digital tv, satellite tv and home phone. It was a BPO company (Business Process Outsourcing) I work in Manila, but I assist customers in British Columbia and Edmonton Canada. It’s why you could probably read some of my blog post are about home phone trouble shooting.

        Prior to BPO company, I was into selling life insurance. Before selling life insurance and after graduating in college I work in a Multinational company. It was a Swedish company.

        While studying in college. I worked as a housemaid. 😊


      2. Oh my gosh, my memory is so short term! Thank you for the reminder…yes, I do remember you saying that you worked as a tech support. Sorry about that. I’m new to your blog and my brain is like spread thin these days as homeschooling is about to end for the school year: well, kind of. We still do lessons in the summer but it’s different.
        Wow, you have worked in various sectors throughout your college years and career! I feel like having different experiences gives us broader worldview and appreciation for people and life.

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  2. There had been challenges but thanks God.πŸ™ He has given me courage and the right focus. My three siblings are also as hard working as I am. The 3 of us finished college by self supporting. Our late father being a farmer (we don’t own a land) was unable to support our college education.

    I sent our youngest brother to college. He is now a successful engineer who lives in Singapore with his family. Her daughter (only child) is now a lawyer, and is already working in Singapore. My bother is already a permanent resident of Singapore.

    I did not save a lot for my retirement. But so far my Social Security Pension pays for my monthly bills. At least I don’t have to ask help from anyone of my family members. I hope my life story will be an encouragement to your readers. 😊

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    1. What an amazing story of resilience, hard work, and empowerment! Your brother is blessed to have you as his sister to send him through college. That’s not an easy task but you did it, and you get to see the fruits of your labor in his life.
      Yes, your story is an encouragement!

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    1. They smell delightful!! Pam, the orange tree owner, lets us pick her oranges and they are very juicy and peel comes off easily. We cut a stem of the blossoms and the scent is lovely but too strong to have inside the home. Yep, the orange will grow from that flower. Isn’t it amazing?! It was my first time getting up close and observing it.

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