Go, celebrate the gift of life!


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186 Replies

  1. It’s a well-made blog you have here, nortehanon.ΓΌ truth be told, I’m a newbie myself but my blog is nowhere near the sophistication of yours. nakakainggit! I’m sure you’ll make marks at the blogosphere with your talent in photography and writing.
    God bless and have a good day!

  2. nortehanon Nov 15th 2008

    It took me sometime to see your comment. I didn’t get any notification from wordpress. I guess I have to activate the Recent Comment widget so I can see the new comments.

    Salamat. Parang gusto kong mag-“tambling” sa sinabi mong may talent ako sa photography at writing LOL

    God bless you, too, and take care wherever you are.

  3. Wow! I really love your blog…I am a newbie blogger and your blog has bowled me over. I am green with envy over the places you’ve visited. I’ve only gone to Baguio and Puerto …so many places..so little time…I hope I get to visit even half of the places you’ve been…
    Again, kudos on your amazing blog.

  4. nortehanon Mar 17th 2011

    Hi Peach,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, there are so many places…but I believe there are ample of time to visit them πŸ˜‰ Don’t rush, the places are just waiting for you. They’ll wait for your right time πŸ˜‰ That’s always been my philosophy in traveling because I don’t really have money. Unlike other mucho travel bloggers who can really afford to travel anytime they want, I keep a piggy bank and rely on it πŸ™‚ And sometimes, when I’m lucky enough, the company I work with also sends me to some of these places.

    So good luck. I would love to visit back your blog but you forgot to leave its link. I’ll send you an email later so I can get your blog’s URL.

  5. Great website. Breathtaking. I appreciate your comment on my site.

    Best regards from Davao.


  6. nortehanon May 25th 2011

    Hi Klaus, thanks for the visit, too. Hope to visit Davao again soon.

  7. Hi Ms. N. I really enjoyed reading your blogs. Love all the places that you visited. I’m also adventurous and kaladkarin (madaling yayain) We both from Samar. My dad is from Eastern Samar. I hope someday mapuntahan ko yung mga napuntahan muna. God bless you always! πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Chin! Thank you! Glad you have found my blog, my fellow dugong Waray πŸ™‚ A pareho rin pala tayong lakwatsera hehehe.

    By the way, since you did not leave a link here, I just sent you an email πŸ˜‰

    God bless you, too!

  9. Wow… nice header… kainggit naman…

    Thanks for the link…. natouch naman ako napasama ako sa blog roll mo… I enjoy reading your post and look at the photos amazing.

    Keep on blogging… TC.

  10. nortehanon Nov 19th 2008

    Hi Ana!
    Salamat sa pagdalaw.
    Siyempre welcome ka sa blogroll ko πŸ™‚
    Yeah, I will try to keep on blogging hehehe

  11. Wow kahuhusay man tim Blog amiga πŸ™‚
    nice to meet you here. Oo taga samar nga pala ha my Catbalogan,Daram Astorga. lol

    la ako masabi ur very creative. keep on blogging.ako natatamad at mdyo busy kaya awan la anay. hehe.godbless.
    im Arnie πŸ™‚

  12. nortehanon Nov 22nd 2008

    Hi Arnie!
    Salamat! Yeah, subukan ko tuluy-tuloy mag-blog. I’ll see how far I can go with my own domain.

    Daram?! I have been to Daram! Very nice town. Sleepy, but interesting town. Daming seafoods dun!

  13. hi, i was happy to discover ur life-giving portal from bro utoy..and i am one of those u’ve touched..

    i look forward to visit u again, i’ll be bringing u to my roll to make that possible..i’ld like to take part in ur pen project too:)

    i’l be glad to backpack myself in one of ur travel.. i’l b home by dec..

    more power!! :)..more of this!

  14. nortehanon Nov 22nd 2008

    Hi AJ!
    Damo nga salamat (that is how we say “Maraming salamat” in Waray) for finding your way to my blog. I do appreciate your comment and I am especially honored that you can participate in my pen project.

    I visited your blog and I admire you for writing about topics that are close to your heart. It is obvious how much you value your family. I seldom get to read such posts from other blogs so keep them coming!

    Good luck and ingat dyan sa Dubai.

  15. This looks wonderful! Best Wishes to you!


  16. nortehanon Nov 22nd 2008

    Thanks again, Vicki! I will reply to your email soon. Keep those lovely photographs coming πŸ˜‰

    Do take care.

  17. BRAVA!!!!

    Your images are so kakapigil hininga….and the header, wow na wow!

  18. nortehanon Nov 23rd 2008

    Hi Ross!

    LOL @ BRAVA πŸ˜€

    Naku, unfortunately, 50 na lang strands ng hair ko. kasi nakalbo ako dahil sa header na yan hehehe. I couldn’t figure out how they can slide because no matter what I did, ayaw talaga gumalaw. Turned out, I was doing something na hindi naman pala dapat hehehe. Mahirap maging newbie at having an own dot com hehehe

  19. When I checked your site it’s like a fresh breeze ganda ng mga pictures and the site itself sabi nga e stunning ahihihi…to think newbie ka din kagaya ko…parang gusto ko tuloy ng own dot com ko…hehehe ambitious! anyway I’ll do that pag dating ng panahon sabi nga ni Aiza …Thanks sa pagdaan sa bahay ko ha at sa pag share sa aking naramdaman ng mga panahong iyon…

  20. nortehanon Nov 25th 2008

    Salamat sa papuri πŸ˜‰ Iniipon ko yan at isinisilid sa alkansiya hahaha.

    I encourage you to get your own dot com, para naman hindi lang ako ang makalbo sa pag-aayos ng layout hehehe

    Salamat din sa pagbisita dito. At “Walang anuman” ang sagot ko sa pasasalamat mo πŸ˜‰

  21. i like the thoughts, i love the pics…i enjoy reading your blog…
    btw thanks for commenting on mine…i’ll add you on my list if you dont mind?…thanks

  22. nortehanon Dec 1st 2008

    Thanks…sa pambobola hahaha! Nice to see you here.
    Will add you up, too.

  23. Hi, Thanks for visiting me at my blogs… sa puso at isip and Ruthilicious. I really appreciate it. I can’t believe that you are a newbie. Just looking at this blog you are no newbie at all. Nice lay-out and customization. Very clean and effective. Love your header and the effects there. And I you are also a good writer/blogger. Keep it up. Is this your only blog? I have 10 blogs to date not included are more than 10 blogs that I babysit for my brother, cousin the former School where I taught before. hahahaha. I’m telling you this because, I want to warn you that… blogging is somewhat addictive. I good kind of addiction though… especially if you are making money out of it. If you like an exchange of links just give me a holler. Ingat jan.

  24. nortehanon Dec 4th 2008

    Hi Ruthi!
    Wow, you have 10 blogs!!! Ang galing mo naman. Ito pa nga lang nangangamote na ako maghanap ng time to write my posts hahaha.

    I do have another blog utilizing the free space of wordpress. But it’s not a personal blog. It is just a repository of my collection of postcards and their descriptions (I love postcards!). Since it’s a free-hosted blog, madali lang i-navigate hehehe.

    Yes, tama ka, nakaka-addict ngang mag-blog hahaha. When my fingers are itching to get on the keyboard, I always have to remind them that I have to do some other urgent things hahaha.

    Will add you to my links. Thanks again. Ingat din po dyan palagi.

  25. are you really a newbie? know what, i’ve been blogging for more than 4years now but yours is way way better than what i have. hahaha. πŸ™‚
    your site is so eye friendly and the topics are really interesting, inspirational and informative.
    keep spreading wonderful words! πŸ™‚

  26. nortehanon Dec 4th 2008

    Maraming salamat po!
    I am trying to keep this blog neat and clean para naman hindi magkandaligaw-ligaw ang mga bisita ko hahaha.

    Ang tagal mo na pala nag-blog. 4 years! Sana abutin ko rin yun. Ang sarap sigurong balikan ng mga posts after four years. Now I am more inspired to keep this blog going hahaha.

  27. hmmm.. unfortunately, i deleted my first 2 blogs due to some.. ummm.. terrible matters.. hahaha.. πŸ˜€
    impulsive… i didnt get to save my posts. i didnt have any copy at all. sad. πŸ™

  28. backup ka next time πŸ˜‰

  29. btw, what’s your site’s host? hmmm.. im thinking about getting a domain din eh kaso wala ako masyado alam sa mga yun. πŸ˜€

  30. nortehanon Dec 4th 2008

    I have visited your blog this morning. Pero may maintenance check pa ang i.ph. Bumalik ako this afternoon, down pa rin ang i.ph. Balik na lang ako later or tomorrow morning.

    About my site’s host, it’s piehosting. Mura lang naman sa kanila. So far, wala pa naman ako na-encounter na problem.

    Kung sakali, I’m sure madali mo namang magagawa ang own domain mo because you are already an experienced blogger. You can already work well with the admin panel πŸ˜‰

  31. ayun na nga problem ko with i.ph eh.. forever na lang maintenance.. and minsan dito sa house di ko mabuksan account ko. kainis talaga. hehe. that’s why i want to get my own domain/host. πŸ˜€
    turuan mo naman ako o kung pano ko makakakuha ng account. hehehe. πŸ˜€

  32. hi! i got to talk to piehosting na. What plan did u get? sori san ba kita pwede PM? hehehe. thanks. πŸ™‚

  33. nortehanon Dec 7th 2008

    Hello uli!
    I’ll email you na lang later πŸ˜‰ I’ll use the email addy you used in posting your comments here.

  34. sure. no problem. thanks! πŸ™‚

  35. Hello! I’m willing to help po.. just mail me po kung kailan and saan ko ipapadala ang aking mga pens.

  36. Wow! From Tacurong City! Alam mo bang I’ve always wanted to visit your place? I saw it featured dati sa Intramuros, dun sa Wow Philippines. Haaaay…kelan kaya ako makakarating dyan?

    Salamat sa pagdalaw. Will email you soon about the project. Medyo nagloloko lang ang email ko eh πŸ™

  37. Super nice tong project mo…Masarap talaga makatulong sa ibang tao.Nakakataba ng puso…
    Ako may project din…Matagal ko nang pinag iisipan yon.It’s would be hundreds of families,and the next generation matulungan ko if magawa ko yon.
    But I don’t need other people for that project.
    Maybe in my other project soon,I need help.
    Hope I can count you in… πŸ™‚

    It’s involve my own effort.Anyway I will post it on my blog it the project already done.Hopefully…

    Anyway…How can I participate on your project?
    Please send me the info thru email,by responding this post.
    Just excising my English lang kasi kinakalawang na…Hehehe…
    God bless sa project mo…

  38. Hi Angie!

    Salamat for dropping by. I am thrilled that you are also planning to have your own project. At nakatutuwa pa that your project can even help the next generation. Go for it! I wish you luck.

    Let me know how I can help dun sa sinasabi mong next project. I find it fun and rewarding thinking of how to help other people kahit sa pinakamaliit na paraan.

  39. Hello…Napunta ako sa blog mo dahil sa comment ni
    7 Dec 08, 22:36 rabbit: Hop! im wasting life by living it everyday…Pero si ano pala ito… http://www.sigbin.com/
    yon ang story…Para di yata sya napansin…
    Anyway yes mglalaro ako ng Soccer…Nglaro ako noong 17years old pa ako…4rth year high school..Tumigil ng 10years tpos 1years na ngayong na nanglalaro ulit…
    Sa this day Dec. 14,may laro kami at 2pm. for Acosta Cup dito sa Davao City.Pero di muna ako manglaro kasi kulang na ako sa practice.Busy na kasi sa work…Laging late na kung umuwi,at laging kulang sas tulog….Sayang may uniform na sana ako..Huhuhu…Tsk! Tsk! Tsk!
    Pero di muna kasi natagam ko last dola nako…Naover fatigue ko…Walay tarong practice..Init kaayo tapos kalit og ulan…Napanuhotan ang piang nako…Huhuhu…
    Anyway Thanks sa comments…
    Good Luck sa project mo….
    More power!!! ^_^

  40. Hi NorteHanon,

    Impressive site you have here. I like how it was organized – specially the clickable headers. πŸ™‚ I’m a newbie in blogging and still figuring out how to customize mine.

    Thanks by the way for the visit to my photo site. It’s a new site I’m working on πŸ™‚

    I like ur site and will add your link in all my 3 sites. Feel free to give me a comment soon.


  41. nortehanon Dec 16th 2008

    Hi Quinnie!

    Thank you very much! Good luck on customizing your site. I am sure it will turn out great. I have seen your three blogs at magaganda sila. I admire you for keeping three updated blogs. I can’t imagine myself having three blogs hahaha. Hindi kaya ng powers ko πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the link. Will link up all your blogs, too.

  42. I wish I had your talent sa pag-gawa ng blog. It’s so neat and so clean. Napaghahalata tuloy na magulo buhay ko sa blog ko.. haha!

    Just because I saw your blog, nainggit ako. I will be changing templates soon and re-organizing my blogs..

    Good luck Nortehanon… this blog is going to create wonders~!


  43. nortehanon Dec 22nd 2008

    Salamat sa prediction, Madam Chuva! (again, it feels strange calling you that way hahaha. mas gusto kitang maging inay hahaha)

    Salamat sa papuri. Iko-convert ko yan sa dollars hahaha. Sige, if I can go online this Christmas break, I will visit your sites and see kung anong engkanto works ang gagawin mo sa blog mo hehehe. Good luck!

  44. Christmas Blog Hop!

  45. Hi Nortehanon: The Vigan song Audio is available at my other site. Translation will come soon, but working on it.

    Thanks for coming. πŸ™‚

  46. hi, i made the pens of hope badges already πŸ™‚ check it out http://thetemplater.blogspot.com/2009/01/pens-for-hope-badges.html

    and check your email for the code to put on your website.

  47. nortehanon Jan 16th 2009

    Thank you very much! I am so touched. I do appreciate your spending time and effort in making those really great badges.

    Bless you for your kind heart, my friend.

  48. hi!

    You have a really nice blog & photography site here. You are a professional writer & photographer rolled into one. We hope you’ll spend time visiting us at http://www.nortehanon.org and post some blog & photos there.

    Great site! 10 of 10

  49. nortehanon Jan 27th 2009

    Thanks! Nalipay ak nga may nahingadi nga igkasi ko Nortehanon. Maupay nga naghimo ka website para sa at probinsya. Salamat sa pagkadi. Balik nala liwat utro hehehe

  50. Jojo Layon Jan 31st 2009

    Hi Nortehanon, nice blog…

    i’m not good in writing that’s why i don’t have a blog…na iingit ak sa may mga blog…

    anyway, with regards to your project PENS OF HOPE, how can i support/help your project?

    I have a copy of the DepEd Northern Samar Basic Education Information System 2008 – name of schools, number of schools per municipality, number of enrolled pupils per grade level, etc…if you want some data i can send you a copy….

    By the way, diin nga school imo plano tagan mga pencils? suggestion (if you won’t mind) pwede unahon an mga taga barangay schools?
    And lastly, if you won’t mind (again), diin ka sa northern samar?


  51. nortehanon Feb 1st 2009

    Hello Jojo,
    Salamat sa im pag-agi sini nga akon blog. Nalilipay ak nga mayaon igkasi-nortehanon nga nahinganhi.

    Hiunong sa pagba-blog, dali gad la magblog. Diri man requirement nga kinahanglan listo magsurat πŸ˜‰ Ako ngani lakas loob la.

    Damo liwat nga salamat sa imo pagsuporta sa ak project. Tikuha pala ak P.O. Box kay tigdamo an nag-i-inquire kung paano magpadara sanglit diri ko na ma-accommodate sa balay. Bangin within this week makakuha na ak.

    Ditoy gad la ini nga ak project. The last time, my collection was just enough for one class. If I get more this time, then it is good. Mas damo an matatagan.

    Yes, an mga taga barangay school an ak original nga target. Kay an sa mga bungto, nakikita ko nga kahit paano nakakapalit pa sira lapis.

    As to where my origin is in Northern Samar, wara ak siguro masusugad nga origin dida. I wasn’t even born there. But I have lived there sa iba-iba nga town, and so I would like to think that I am a confluence of the culture of the Balicuatro area and the towns in the pacific area :). And if you are from Catarman, yes, I also consider myself a fellow Catarmananon πŸ˜‰ I like the comfort and convenience that I get from Catarman. Balita ko may Jollibee na dida ngan Monterey :D.

  52. Hi nortehanon,

    Thanks a lot for the comment on my post. I am really impressed by your blog and of course its contents. Very unique, and every word has a deep meaning on it. I could feel that it all came from the heart.

    I am very much interested to exchange links with you, if you want of course.

    See you around !

  53. nortehanon Feb 23rd 2009

    Hi Melanie!
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I am humbled. Comments such as yours inspire me to write more.

    Sure, we can exchange links. It’s a pleasure.

  54. melancholicduchess Mar 4th 2009

    hi, just dropping by. you’re one of the highly recommended blogger of AC. and i enjoyed reading your blogs. i’m a probinsyana and a child-lover also, all the more reason why i enjoy your site. πŸ™‚ keep on blogging. ingat! πŸ™‚

  55. nortehanon Mar 4th 2009

    Duchess! Welcome here! Mabuhay! *sabay sabit ng sampaguita lei* πŸ˜€ Salamat sa pagdalaw. Sana ay makabalik ka.

    Teka, di ba may blog ka rin? Bakit po hindi ko ma-click ang hyperlink sa name mo? πŸ™

    Mukhang dumadami ang bisita kong nirekomenda ni AC ah. Si AC nga yata ang blog ninang ko hehehe.

    Pero may sikreto akong ibubulong, wag mo lang ipagsasabi sa iba ha? Bawat recommendation kasi ni AC, I have to pay her a million pesos. ‘Yun ang dahilan kung bakit masipag siyang i-rekomenda ako hehehehe

  56. melancholicduchess Mar 4th 2009

    yupyup… meron din akong blog churva. hahaha! πŸ™‚ wait, i’ll link you up na lang, if it’s okay with you. πŸ™‚

  57. melancholicduchess Mar 4th 2009

    actually, i linked you up na. hahaha! πŸ™‚ [para may million na naman si AC, hingi na lang ako ng balato. πŸ˜‰ ]

  58. e baket kase etong si duchess ayaw ilagay dito ang link. nagpapakamisteryosa na naman to oh di naman bagay. hehee. eto na ako na lang (pakialamera ako sori duchess.. hihi)


    bleh bleh. πŸ˜›

    ang saya diba? mayaman na ko!!!! πŸ˜€

  59. waaahhh!!! di ko alam y dilumalabas link ko. hahha! o ayan, ginawa na namang YM tong sit ni Ms. N. πŸ™‚ kay lang AC, basta ba may percent ako sa kinikita mo. hahaha! πŸ˜›

  60. interesado ako sa million-peso contract ninyo ah! pwde ba maging co-party o sub-contractor? or AC kailangan mo ba ng depositarium para sa milliones mo?

    nga pala N, alam mo ba, I just found out the other day ang meaning ng Nortehanon. Hindi talaga ko ma-explore eh at hindi mapag-isip sa cybernicks. i just read the most recent posts sa first page. Hindi ko rin alam nagkamali ata ako ng click kaya napunta ako sa intro part ng blog mo na ito. amazing!

    i really enjoy reading your entries. given naman na, mahilig kasi mag-comment eh noh. dami mo na talaga readers, truly naman eh deserve mo yun, kaya sulat lang ng sulat ah. i’m thankful to have met you sa blogosphere, thanks to AC ofcourse.

  61. ako din sumisikat na. yiheeeeee… πŸ˜€
    ayos ba hukombitay? cute na nga ako, sikat pa.. hahaha.. cute AC.. hahahahhaa..
    nakupo.. nabaliw na ko. πŸ˜‰ ang saya diba?
    parang pelikula lang ni sarah at john lloyd tong blog mo miss N eh.. box office! πŸ™‚

  62. @cute AC: hay trulaloo box office nga naman! humahabol sa takilya ng you changed my life ni papa john lloyd ang blog ni miss N. ok toh ah nabubuko na ang pagka fanatic ko kay papa lloydie. πŸ˜›

    yup sikat ka narin talaga! at mukhang enjoy ka sa bago mong palayaw – cute AC, hay pumapalakpak nanaman ang tenga niya.

    ano ba hindi niyo ba talaga ko gagawin na co-party o subcontractor?! huhu πŸ˜›

  63. nortehanon Mar 5th 2009

    Hahaha! Bakit naman hindi ninyo sinabi sa akin na magka-camping kayo dito? Sana ay bumili ako ng sitserya, butong pakwan, Lapid’s chicharon, popcorn, saka San Mig Light hehehe. Saka ipinagdala ko na rin kayo ng kulambo, medyo malamok kasi dito eh hehehe.

  64. ay sorry po hindi nga pala kami nagpasintabi. hehe inuman na ba?! naku kagatin ako ng lamok.. tsk tsk…

    miss N, pwde ko makita postcards collection mo? super curious ako eh. nakakailan ka na ba? nun bata ako my brothers and I had stamp collections tapos biglang nawala naka dalawang album na kami nun eh, feeling ko isa sa kanilang dalawa nilabas ng bahay. hay ayun nabaon nalang sa limot. dati nag-aagawan pa kami sa sulat eh para makuha ang mga selyo. tapos ibababad sa maligamgam na tubig para matanggal ng maayos yun selyo. nagttrip down memory lane nanaman ako. pahingi naman diyan mani at butong pakwan, matatagalan pa ata ako dito, absent ang prof ko eh. ang aga ko pa naman sa school.

  65. nortehanon Mar 5th 2009

    @duchess: I checked po kung bakit hindi lumabas ang link ng blog mo sa first comments mo. Hindi mo po kasi nailagay ang address ng blog mo sa comment field. Email address mo lang po ang nakalagay. Pero dyan sa latest comment mo, nailagay mo na kaya ok na po.

    Sana ay bigyan ka ng balato ni AC hahaha!

  66. hi N, do you have that PO box number yet for the Pens of Hope? sorry now lang ako nakapag-follow up πŸ™‚

  67. nortehanon Mar 20th 2009

    Hi Dinah!
    Will leave it po as comment sa blog post mo. Big, big thanks!

  68. hi.. i like your blog. i live the way you write..i like your photos and most of all…i like your simple yet noble project–pens of hope.

    may God bless you always so that you may continue to be a blessing.

    i linked you up po at naglagay din ng badge.

  69. nortehanon Mar 20th 2009

    Hi Eli!
    Wow, thank you for your kind words. Salamat din sa pag-link sa akin at sa paglalagay ng badge sa blog mo. I am truly happy.

    God bless!

  70. madamo gid nga salamat sa pag bisita sa blog ko..
    newbie also, di ko nga alam pa kung panu sa dotcom..hehehe..pero salamat na din a ibang bloggers they so helpful. hehehe…malapit lang pala tayo Visayas pa din ehehe…
    ingat lagi at salamat sa pag bisita sakon balay..add kita sa blogroll ha? kita kits…

  71. nortehanon Mar 22nd 2009

    Hi Bojoy!
    Welcome dito sa blog ko. Yes, sabi mo nga kita-kits πŸ˜‰
    Saan ka sa Visayas?

    Yes, yan ang isang bagay na nakakatuwa sa blogging. You meet so many nice people, people who are willing to reach out and help out. People who care kahit pa hindi ka pa nila personally nakikita.

    Will add you up, too, to my links.

    God bless din!

  72. bojoy Apr 1st 2009

    ayun naka punta din ako..pasensya na ha? busi-busihan kasi ang lola mo eh..hehehe.. Sa Iloilo pala ako..hehehe

    OO kaya masaya ang blogging…madami na ding kumukontra minsan pero hala blog pa din..kaya nga may blog eh..para malabas mo nararamdaman mo..tsaka diary mo na din yun right?

    hahaha…dami ko nang nasabi…
    kita kits ulit…


  73. Naku…I also stopped using post crossing too. Not because I’m getting tired of receiving postcards from all over the word. It’s just that —I was always busy that I don’t have time to go to the post office and send my postcards too. I can’t asked din my hubby to do the “posting” for me as he feels I’m turning him into an “errand” boy! ha ha ha…iba na talaga pag may “artist” temperament at nag bibisaya na yon pag his pissed off with me— ha ha ha=)

  74. nortehanon Apr 29th 2009

    hahaha! Natawa ako dun sa nagbi-bisaya when your hubby is pissed off. Ganun daw kasi ang tao kapag extreme na yung emotion, he uses his first language. I’ve noticed that in me. One time, na-ground ako habang nagbubukas ng aircon sa office. I shouted “Adoy!” instead of “Aray” tapos nagulat mga officemates ko LOL.

    With the postcards, ako naman, I didn’t totally stopped. Naghihinay-hinay lang ako πŸ˜‰

  75. Hey, I sent you an email at nortehanon@gmail.com. πŸ™‚

  76. Hello there πŸ™‚

  77. nortehanon Jun 9th 2009

    Hello rin po! πŸ™‚ Welcome dito sa site ko. Here o, a cup of coffee. Feel at home πŸ˜‰

  78. nice ang inyo tumong ba..
    daghan jud mga bata na tabangan
    saludo ako ani ..


  79. nortehanon May 31st 2009

    Thank you so very much for your kind words and support for Pens of Hope, Maibe. I’ve read your blog post about the art exhibit.

  80. wai sapayan .. basta ikatabang og ikalipay sa isig kaingon andam kami na mo tabang kaninu
    hinaot daghan pay sama ka nimo na mahilig motabang..

  81. nortehanon Jun 9th 2009

    Big, big thanks, really. Words escape me. Sobrang happy ako with the support that Pens of Hope is getting from Cebu.

  82. wai sapayan .. basta ikatabang og ikalipay sa isig kaingon andam kami na mo tabang kaninu
    hinaot daghan pay sama ka nimo na mahilig motabang..

  83. wai sapayan .. basta ikatabang og ikalipay sa isig kaingon andam kami na mo tabang kaninu
    hinaot daghan pay sama ka nimo na mahilig motabang..

  84. it’s nice to know there are still good things to read from the internet… πŸ˜‰

    keep up the good work. I am positive that your project will go a long long way.

  85. nortehanon Jun 9th 2009

    Thank you for your kind words, Ann. I hope so, too. Pens of Hope wouldn’t be possible if not for the support it is getting from bloggers like you.

    Good luck sa Sinebuano πŸ˜‰

  86. hi thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments on my post. very inspiring. your blog is great! nice thoughts here. keep going!

  87. nortehanon Jun 9th 2009

    You’re welcome po. Hope to be able to visit your blog again. Thank you so very much for your kind comment.

  88. hi,

    A very engaging blog coming from a fellow Nortehanon. Kudos!

  89. nortehanon Sep 17th 2009

    Salamat, igkasi-Nortehanon πŸ˜‰

  90. hi! it’s me again..i love your header…how did you make it?

  91. diin ka sa allen? alam mo ba ang roots ko ay nagmula pa sa Samar, at mismo sa Allen ang birthplace ko. i was in my preschool age when we left samar and since then, di na ko nakapunta ulit. my sisters and some of my relatives visited samar two years ago unfortunately di ako nakasama. there are few memories na naalala ko pa. un nagaral ako sa me parochial ba yun ng kinder. i hope to know you more thru this blog. how did you land in my site? thanks for crossing our way thru blogs. your blog is so inspiring..

  92. Miss N,

    greetings of peace!

    nagandahan ako sa iyong pahina at nainspire ako sa ginawa mong kampanya. sana, makatulong ako.

    dahil dyan, gusto kong i-promote ang iyong kampanya. gusto kong mag post ng isang artikulo batay sa iyong “Pens of hope” hindi para makakuha ng atensyon kundi para maipakita sa iba ang ganda ng iyong ginawang kampanya at kung paano ito makakatulong sa iba.

    pakibisita na lang ng aking pahina kung sakaling kailanganin mo ako: http://malevolic-demise.tk

    maraming salamat sa pagtugon at mabuhay ka, kabayan!

    – Gello – kun`

  93. maraming salamat po, Miss N.

    napakaganda talaga ng kampanyang inyong ginawa halintulad sa mga programa gaya ng pamimigay ng libreng kagamitan, etc.

    may mga libre pa rin pala sa mundo ngayon. at yun mga esensyal ang talagang binibigyang tugon.

    wag sanang titigil ang kampanyang ito.

  94. Thank you po sa reply at sa papugay sa mga OFW. Mabuti at nakuha nyo rin pala ang message ko akala ko ksi hindi nyo ito mababasa, dalawang beses ko pa nga ito isinulat dahil nageerror sa computer ko. keep writing beautiful posts, nakakataba ng puso at nakaka buhay ng dugo para lalong ganahan ang katulad kong bago sa blogosphere. by the way your site rocks!!!!

  95. salamat sa latest comment mo. we are truly thankful for letting us adopt your project. if you want to see more pictures, please visit this site: http://picasaweb.google.com/kikitavenue/PensOfHopeDistribution#

  96. you write with a fresh and healthy outlook. there’s no pretentious air. no artificial flavoring or color either. i’m additing you to my list of favorites.

  97. nortehanon Sep 17th 2009

    Thank you very much for your kind words, sir. I’m going to update my blog this weekend and I am including your blog as well.

  98. hi miss N.

    i got to know of pens of hope through kikit (davao).. she told me to check your blog out.. i did.

    i found it very inspiring… i want to help out in my own little ways too… so keep up the good work….

    may your tribe increase!

  99. nortehanon Sep 17th 2009

    Maraming salamat!
    I’ve sent you an email.

  100. Hi! thanks for visiting my site.

    yours is really nice, too, and one of the sites i’ll go back to from time to time.

    I have relatives in northern samar. sa san jose sila. πŸ™‚ pero tubong laguna kami talaga, where i still live.

    God bless!

  101. nortehanon Oct 20th 2009

    Hello Ms. Kaye,
    May dugong Nortehanon ka rin pala kahit paano πŸ˜‰ Sana isang araw ay mapasyal ka sa San Jose. It is a simple town. At marami silang mga fish pens doon! At masasarap at malalaki ang mga alimango at alimasag dun! πŸ˜€

  102. I am Jeff Oct 16th 2009

    Hi Miss N,

    Salamat, salamat po for the comment!. It is well appreciated. I’m trying my best to start from the smallest things, again :).

    have been following you since last year. So sorry po i never asked your permission of putting your site in my link. Lahat po kayo was linked without your approval, pasensya na.

    Maiha ko na iyo site ginsisinubaybayan. tapos naghimo ak bag’o nga blogspot ginpanlink ko kam.

    kaupay la dide kumita sin igkasi nortehanon.

  103. nortehanon Oct 20th 2009

    Maupay nga adlaw, Jeff!

    It warms my heart, nalilipay ak makakilala sin igkasi-Nortehanon nga blogger. And I am happy na naligaw ka sa blog ko.

    Welcome dinhi. Ay sus, ayaw gad pag-sorry sa pag-link sa ak. It is actually very much appreciated. Diri man kinahanglan nga mag-ask permission. Okay la.

  104. hi…

    ur advocacy to help children is really amazing. i really want to involve myself in your organization, but i don’t know how..
    ill be waiting for your reply..
    hope i can help..

  105. You have put this blog together beautifully ~ it is a fine place to visit. And as always I am in awe of the content ~ you write beautifully.

    Best wishes from Jan in Sidmouth, England.

  106. Miss N, i’m tintin from cebu, i recently communicated with Dan about your pens of hope project.

    Do we have Pens of Hope in Cebu?

  107. hello miss N.

    kumusta na po kayo…pwede ko po bang malaman ang e-mail add ninyo para makapag usap tayo about sa project na binuo nyo. nabanggit po kasi sa akin ng mga sister ko kasama ang kanilang mga klasmate sa schl ang tungkol dito sa Pens of Hope. gusto po kasing makatulong ng mga bata ganon din po kami dito sa japan.

    ako po pala si arnie one time po nag send kayo ng message sa akin sa FACE BOOK. pero dina ako nakapag reply dahil na delete ko po lahat ang mga message sa akin. napasama po ang letter nyo. pasensya na po talaga.

    maraming salamat po.

  108. hello, thanks for dropping by my site. It’s nice to know someone with same as interests and passion…. we blog the same theme “blessings and appreciation.” I also have a pet charity project running for 11 years now (Project K for K), like yours. We also love travel and photography.
    Nice to know you and I hope to visit your place in the future.
    Have a great day!

  109. I really find this blog and advocacy (Pens of Hope) of yours really interesting! Years ago, when I started a blog in multiply (and recently moved to blogspot), my title was stories. And now, in my new blog, I renamed it to Penkeepers. I really believe that pens or pencils lead somewhere.

    Thanks! Regards,

  110. Thanks for the reply… πŸ™‚

  111. this blog is awesome. i hope to read more of your work… and your advocacy… who knows someday our paths might cross….

  112. dropping by again…hehe tnx sa pagdaan ulit sa site ko… keep on touch miss N.. =]

  113. Miss N,

    Gello here from Barakong Cup Eh blog. It’s been a while since the last time I’ve been here at your page. It’s nice and heart-warming to see those entries about Pens Of Hope.

    But there’s still something that’s bugging me. Let me ask you one thing, does anyone here know how you look like? I don’t even see any picture here at your blog that makes me think t’was you. Sorry but I’m just curious on what you look like in picture :]

  114. nortehanon May 20th 2010

    Hello Gello Kun!

    I’m happy to see you here again! Kumusta?
    Naku, sorry pero di talaga ako mahilig magpa-picture eh. Shy talaga ako πŸ™‚ But I do remember a post where I show myself holding a camera and taking a picture. Di ko lang ma-recall ang title ng post na yun. Although side view ko lang ang nakita dun sa picture na yun. Takot akong magpost ng picture ko rito baka matakot ang mga reader ko wala nang magbasa nitong blog ko hahaha.

    Someday, Gello Kun….. perhaps someday….

    Take care and God bless!

  115. Just visited your wonderful site Miss N. Hehe, hope we can exchange links. πŸ˜€

  116. nortehanon Jul 19th 2010

    Hi Pao!
    Thank you for dropping in. Sure, we can exchange links. Feel free to add me up. Will add you up, too. But maybe later on pa. I’m having problems with my net connection πŸ™

    Salamat uli! God bless!

  117. Hello I email you last time.I got no reply.Maybe you didn’t got my email.
    I just want to leave you an update about the PENS OF HOPE DAVAO.
    It’s been a long way now,with the help of my friend LEAH VALLE of

    Thank you..GOD BLESS….^_^

  118. nortehanon Aug 13th 2010

    Hi Angie! I’ve sent you a PM through fb. Paki-check na lang. Salamat! God bless you, too!

  119. Yes I already read it..Online ako at that time ng message ka.Di ko lang maintindihan bakit di kita nakitang online…^_^
    I send the email again…^_^

  120. hello ms N. thanks for dropping by. so amazed with the header of your blog, and of course with the content. keep it up and stay cool! πŸ™‚

    btw, hope we can xchange link


  121. nortehanon Oct 12th 2010

    Hi Dylan,
    Thank you very much for your kind words. Sure, we can exchange links. πŸ™‚

  122. thanks for the add ms. N. i’ve added your too πŸ˜€

    have a great day ahead!

  123. nortehanon Oct 13th 2010

    You’re welcome, Dylan. Have a great day, too!

  124. hi there, thanks for visiting my blog. nice places you’re visiting

  125. nortehanon Oct 18th 2010

    Thank you, too!

  126. beautiful header and blog(kakainggit hihi!)…i heard about your PENS of HOPE through MISALY and i think were planning to take part and share… this coming dec. through our PFS foundation….just visiting you today and i really admire your kindness to bring this pens of hope into action…MABUHAY KA!


  127. nortehanon Nov 3rd 2010

    Hello at welcome dito! Heto, maupo ka muna at mag-kape tayo. May soya bean coffee ako dito πŸ˜‰ Ay sorry, ikaw lang pala pwede magkape, ako pala hindi kasi bawal sa migraine ko ahihihi. Ito o, pan de sal, abot ka lang ha? πŸ™‚

    I’m very happy to know PFS is going to help me out with Pens of Hope. We will have a distribution before the month ends, ready na ang lahat and I am already excited.

    Thank you for your kind words, Miss Blue πŸ™‚ Dalawin ko mamaya ang blog mo.

  128. Hey, saw your comment at my friend’s blog about wanting a vivitar instead of Holga. I don’t think you’ll find any “cheap” vivitar UWS now because of the lomo craze 2 years back. Some are reproducing it with a different brand insteads (black devil, yellow submarine, white angel etc) and it is too pricey.

    Holga will be expensive if you buy it at the Lomoshop, but I bought mine at Hidalgo for 1,200, compare that to a vivitar selling online, as much as 800. πŸ™‚

  129. nortehanon Dec 10th 2010

    A Holga for 1,200! Cheap nga. Sige, if ever magawi ako ng Quiapo area, I’ll check out some stores in Hidalgo. Thanks for the tip!

  130. hi! i have read some of your posts and found out that you are Miss N –a very mysterious lady with a generous heart and lots of supporters (or fans if you may).

    i have also seen your beautiful photographs… may i know what camera are you using?

    and also, can i add your blog in my blogroll? it might be of interest to other bloggers as well to visit this site.

    hi again,
    -gerald (graydistrict.com)

  131. Chabee Dec 17th 2010


    i’am so surprised with ur page. so amazing and so creative. specially the pictures, u did justice in every shots that i saw. i haven’t browse all of them, but don’t worry, i’ll find time to check ur page every now and then. i’m also writing some blogs, but its too far from urs. i’m just a newbie in blogging and it’s not really my forte. i just made it so that when i have some problems or some things in my mind, i can write it down. keep blogging!

  132. nortehanon Dec 17th 2010

    Hello back to you, Chabee, and welcome to my blog. Thank you very much for dropping in and leaving a comment. It is very much appreciated. And thank you so much for your kind words about my blog and my photos. You’ve made me smile πŸ™‚

    I hope you’ve left the URL of your blog. I would love to visit you back. Don’t worry about being a newbie. All bloggers started as newbies πŸ˜‰ You’ll soon find out that there are lots of people who can relate with your problems of your feelings πŸ™‚ And don’t worry, too, about blogging not being your forte. Just write, write from your heart. After all, it is your blog, it is your own space in the world wide web πŸ˜‰

    Again, thank you! Have a great weekend.

  133. supergirl Dec 19th 2010

    ang ganda ng iyong .com Ms. N. hope to can inspire more newbie blogger like me, to be able to bring out what we really want to say through writing…

    nkaka-enjoy tingnan ang mga litrato at basahin ang mga sinulat mo…

    would read more of your entry soon
    thanx din sa pag daan mo sa bahay ko (supergirl) & sweet words para sa lola ko πŸ™‚

  134. nortehanon Dec 22nd 2010

    Aba, may supergirl na napadalaw sa blog ko πŸ™‚ Sana may superboy din na dumating haha!

    Hello, supergirl, at welcome dito sa blog ko. Basta write ka lang ng write sa blog mo. Write what’s in your heart πŸ˜‰

    Thank you for your kind words about my blog.

  135. I sent you an email… do drop me a message pag di ka na busy sa work. πŸ™‚ God bless you!

  136. nortehanon Feb 8th 2011

    Thanks, Carey! God bless you, too!

  137. This is one of the most interesting blogs I found. Ang dami nga nating similarities. Yung mga collections din. Nakakatuwa naman. At ang pinakagusto ko sa lahat is the Charity works. I’ll grabe some badge ah! I’ll write about them. Thanks!

  138. nortehanon Feb 18th 2011

    Thank you very much for your kind words, Teacher Sey πŸ™‚

    Sige, grab mo lang. I’ve fixed the link already. Maraming, maraming salamat sa suporta!

  139. Hello old friend!! I wrote you a few times but it must have gone to your spam box maybe? Can you e-mail me when you get a chance? I’d love to connect!

  140. nortehanon Feb 18th 2011

    Hi Patience! So happy to see you here. Email sent! πŸ™‚

  141. Hello po. Ganda naman ng blog mo. Maraming cute na mga pictures.hehe

  142. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Hi Prince Elton πŸ™‚ Wow, may dumalaw na prinsipe dito sa blog ko πŸ™‚ Salamat for your kind words about my blog. Kita-kits around, ok?

  143. more than just interesting… this is an amazinlgy inspiring blogsite! more power to you and your project, nortehanon! can we exchange links? thanks!

  144. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Thanks for your kind words, Chickenfeet πŸ™‚ And thanks for cheering me on about Pens of Hope πŸ™‚ Exchange links? Done! πŸ˜‰

  145. An Estehanon is dropping by to say “Maupay nga aga ha imo Nortehanon.”

    Great blog and nice photos!

  146. nortehanon May 10th 2011

    Hello Jun! Salamat for your kind words.
    Nalilipay ako nga may-ada usa pa ngay-an nga Waray blogger. Bisitahon ko imo blog niyan πŸ™‚

  147. I replied to you on my blog, asking for your blog address. But I thought I’d google and I found this, your wonderful space. Hope to catch you somewhere as we do the islands and the boondocks.

  148. nortehanon Jul 27th 2011

    Hi BoyP, what a surprise πŸ™‚ Thank you for finding your way here. I posted twice my comment at your blog. After sending the first one, I realized that the URL field of your blog automatically gives the commenter’s gravatar link so it would not direct to my blog. So I had to overwrite the gravatar link with my blog’s address. The second comment already contained the URL to my blog.

    Thank you for your kind words about my blog. Yes, perhaps someday our paths will cross while we are exploring the islands and the boondocks πŸ˜‰

    Keep blogging. I am learning a lot about many places from your posts πŸ˜‰

  149. Thanks for visiting my blog. I really hope they overcome that ordeal. Let us help them in our little ways.


  150. Hi Rence,
    I wish them all the best.
    Thanks, too, for visiting my blog.

  151. Fattulip's mum Feb 16th 2012

    Hello Miss N
    This is all very new to me. I found your web site as a result of a ‘Google’ search. I am keen to help your children with school equipment – having 3 grown ups of my own I know how expensive items can be. Would you advise me of other items needed apart from pens and pencils etc. Is there a limit to the size of box?. Roughly how long does the parcel take to reach you?. Can I be certain it will get to the children in need?.
    Apologies if these questions have already been answered, as I said I’m new to all this.
    I look forward to your reply, meanwhile the collection begins
    God bless you and the wonderful work you are doing x

  152. Well, hello back to, Fattulip’s Mum πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for your interest in helping the children in my province. I am so sorry if your comment took some time to get approved. It landed among the spam comments and I didn’t get to examine my blog’s spams until today.

    I’m sending you an email within the day regarding your queries. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you, too.

  153. Love you website! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I’ve just added you on the blogs I stalk πŸ™‚ More power to your projects!

    Spanish Pinay

  154. Thank you so very much for your kind words about my blog, Spanish Pinay. I am blushing πŸ™‚ Go ahead, feel free to stalk me πŸ™‚ Will add you, too, to my blogroll.

  155. I saw your blog through Spanish pinay, and i fell in love with your words:) you are a poet. I admire young people like you and you inspires old people like me. I am a new blogger and have so much to learn. hope to learn more. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and everything

  156. Hello, Mommy Ligaya! I’m glad you have found my blog and I am happy you found your way here.

    Maraming salamat po for your very kind words. My heart ballooned while reading them πŸ™‚ I am not a poet po, just trying to write what’s in my heart πŸ™‚

    Nakakatuwa po that you are blogging. I wish you luck. Blogging is really a great way to “meet” interesting people. And I’m glad po that I have “met” you. See you around po.

    Take care po dyan and God bless po.

  157. hi, thanks for dropping by the pinaytravelogue.com I feel honored hearing from a blogger with your calibre πŸ™‚ i agree with what most of your readers have to say. you really have a way with words that makes your blog posts very interesting to read! naisip ko tuloy ung linya nung bata pa ako.. “pag laki ko.. gusto ko maging gaya mo!” keep on blogging!

  158. Hi there, what a wonderful blog you have … we come back and read more … *smile – and thanks for stopping by my world.

  159. Hi back to you, Viveka. Welcome to my blog. Thank you for your kind words about my blog. Hope to see you here again πŸ™‚

  160. Hello, Miss N.,
    Nice blog u got there. Inspiring articles and photos as well. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. πŸ˜‰

  161. Hi Mommy Jo!
    Maraming salamat! Hayan may bago akong blog friend..at ikaw yun hahaha! Welcome dito sa blog ko, Mommy Jo. Good luck and keep blogging.

  162. Hello, are you from Eastern Visayas?
    Come and join us along with other Eastern Visayan Bloggers on our Facebook group Facebook.com/groups/evbloggers/
    I’m a blogger from Tacloban City.
    I hope to see you there. πŸ™‚


  163. Hi Vic, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I am from Eastern Visayas. I am from Northern Samar. Sure, would love to join you and other bloggers from Eastern Visayas.

  164. This is an amazing blog, and you are one amazing person. I read through Pens of Hope and was really happy that people like you exist. πŸ™‚

  165. Hello, Akda,
    Wala akong pagsidlan ng tuwa sa pambobola mo hahaha! Dahil dyan, cloooose na tayo! haha! Maraming salamat, Akda. Me and some other friends are just trying to do our share. We’ll have another distribution on the 11th of this month.

  166. Hi N, thanks for visiting my blog =D


  167. Hi Orville!
    I was actually surprised that it was you who owns the travel blog I found while net surfing. Sa isang blog mo kasi ako madalas napupunta dati.

  168. Hi, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! hehe I appreciate it. πŸ™‚

  169. You are welcome, Eliezza πŸ˜‰

  170. Vicki Hunt Feb 8th 2013

    LOVE your blog!!!

  171. Thank you so much, Vicki! Coming from you, I am so flattered. Thanks for keeping in touch.

  172. Thanks for visiting my blog and wow sarili mo po bang project yung Pens of Hope?.

  173. Hi June!
    Walang anuman. Yes po, I started the project. But it would not have been possible without the help of fellow bloggers who have been supporting it.

    Salamat sa pagdalaw dito sa blog ko.

  174. Great blog! Ako igkasi Nortehanon mo, Miss N. Hehe. See you around!

  175. Mark! Malipayon ak nga may na liwat taga-Northern Samar nga blogger. Ngan salamat sa im dinhi pag-comment. Burubisita nala kita sa at mga blog ha? πŸ™‚

  176. Hi thanks for visiting, you have some fantastic images also. I have another site http://www.rainbow-photography. net

  177. Hi Pete,
    Thanks for your kind words and for sharing the link to your photoblog.

  178. hello! i followed your blog from macky’s site in kinabuhi.net. I like your blog. Would you mind linking back to my blog? My site is at http://www.traveltocebu.net. I will be happy to post a link back to your site as well. πŸ™‚ Please let me know what you think by commenting to any one of my posts in my blog so i can see it! πŸ™‚ hope to hear from you soon. πŸ™‚

  179. Hi, Kia. Will do. Thanks for visiting my blog. Ayo-ayo diha.

  180. Hi Miss N! πŸ™‚

    Glad to visit your blog as I immensely enjoyed cruising down your page.

    Haven’t been to Samar but have stayed a bit in Leyte, mom’s home province. And of course stayed for a time in Cebu, dad’s province naman. Home for me now is Antipolo City, Rizal, with my family. I too share your interest and enjoyment for travel and photographs. We have a beautiful country indeed.

    Anyway, dropped by also to thank you for coming by my blog (a pleasant surprise) and leaving a comment. It’s so appreciated.

    Have a blessed day and too for the rest of the week.

  181. Hi Ma’am Ellen,

    Thanks for the visit. Marami po pala tayong things in common tulad ng pag-enjoy sa travel at photographs.

    You lived in Leyte pala. Masarap ang binagol doon, at danggit naman po sa Cebu πŸ™‚

    Have a blessed week, too!

  182. hiiii ! ang ganda naman ng blog, super i formative pa..
    we’ll tour around here, thanks for dropping by πŸ˜‰

  183. Hi Geylii *kaway, kaway* πŸ™‚

    Maraming salamat sa iyong kind words about my blog. Hope you enjoy your tour πŸ˜‰

  184. hi Ms N i-added u nala sa fb kay agsub ko mahingalimtan an imo site…jejeje…

  185. Maui, salamat. Maupay kay nahinumduman mo pa gihapon an im dalan nganhi sini nga ak blog πŸ™‚ Iupod ak danay sa im paglinibot sa Northern Samar πŸ™‚

  186. chickenfeet Mar 9th 2017

    Missing you and your posts. πŸ™ Sana po magsulat ka ulit.

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