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The Inevitable Has Come

By Becky PagsibinganBy Becky Pagsibingan
Transition to a more low-key life is most wonderful. When the overwhelming days of accumulation of activities, responsibilities, and of course, stuff, appears to be less and less appealing and becoming tiring endeavors, something inside us is changing. When we begin to feel this way and there’s no more sense of satisfaction and pleasure in these energies, what could be the matter?

I guess time has come when we want to do less and enjoy it more. For some of us who’s children are all grown up and living on their own and for us whose husbands are retired already, we seek ways to find shortcuts through daily drudgery and take a close look at activities that occupy much of our time. We want more personal time, time with family and friends and time to do pleasurable things that interest us, like hobbies or projects. And at the end of the day, we feel great when we’ve created a meaningful life with simple satisfactions.

Hello! Are we dreaming of seeping some tea, enjoy reading or having massage? Of not waking up early, dressing up and driving though the traffic for work? Or just living a simple life free of stresses? We now want to down shift our energies, to downsize our homes, decrease and de-clutter the accumulated material things and repeat, to simplify our life. The inevitable has come. Yes, this means looking forward to retiring from work! It needs refocusing on priorities of life and the dictates of our wellbeing.

Friends and Events Here and There
1 Christening of Madelyn Dodson, the daughter of and Jim and Liza Mataac Dodson and granddaughter of Celso and Vilma Mataac of West Potomac in Maryland. The celebration was attended by the families and friends of the Dodsons and Mataacs.
2 6th Birthday of Maddie Embuscado, daughter of Mark and Leslie Embuscado . Hosted by Lolo Fred and Lola Vicky Embuscado, the guests were invited to a luncheon party at the Cheng’s Oriental Restaurant in Sterling, Virginia.
3 Lito and Millette Suarez invited their relatives and friends to celebrate the Baptism of their grandaughter, Sofia Suarez. Parents of Baby Sofia, Mark and Mai, welcomed the arrival of their 3rd child together with their other two daughters, Francesca and Nicole. The party after the ceremony was at the Suarez residence in Beltsville, Maryland.
4 Vellie Dietrich Hall invited guests to a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of Vellie’s Boutique and Specialty Gift Shop> in Charlotte Court House, Virginia. Vellie and husband Harry Hall also had a tour and preview of their Diamond Hill facilities: Bed and Breakfast Style Lodging, Conference House (Rustic Barn), Courtyard & Smoke House Pub and Ceremonial Centers (Wedding /Gathering). The Diamond facilities are located way past the Richmond area. Vellie was a former Commissioner on Asian Pacific Initiatives at the White House. The event was heavily attended by officials in Richmond as well as local area officials. Friends of Vellie in Washington, DC area drove all the way and braved the all-day rainy weather to attend the event. Inday Alvir, Norma Azarcon, Becky M. Pagsibigan and Maurese Owens with spouses of the last three, Warie, Pat and Kevin, could not resist buying items at the high-end boutique.
5 The Philippine Medical Association of Washington, DC will hold its Spring Gala Ball at the Bethesda Marriot Hotel in Maryland on April 28, 2012.

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