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Life is a Merry-GO-Round


JOINING ME in this journey is...


















JEAN LORRAINE GONZALES PAL
- is a native of Davao City, born on April 21, 1976. The only child of Juan and Maria Loreto of Matalom, Leyte and Davao City respectively. She attended Ateneo De Davao University and received a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Marketing in October of 1998.

Jean Lorraine or dotingly called "JL" got married at age 23 and gave birth to her eldest daughter, Mikaela Francesca who is now 13 years old.  Unfortunately, her marriage did not work out so, had to be separated 3 years after with a newborn baby girl at the same time... Chelsea Jeanille is now 10.

Mikaela Francesa, The Next Top Model
Mikaela Francesa, The Next Top Model

Chelsea Jeanille, Little Miss Jean
Chelsea Jeanille, Little Miss Jean

Now, JL is faced with the most challenging role in her life... raising her kids alone with the kind help of her parents who accepted her situation without any hesitation. Challenging, because not only she holds dual responsibility being the mother and father to her kids but she takes pride in accomplishing this mission. She never gets tired working hard for the money to provide for her children.

The unwavering guidance of her mother is her source of physical strength while her faith in God is her foundation for spirituality... Deuteronomy 31:16

"It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."


Jean with her most beloved mother
Jean with her most beloved mother

Jean Lorraine's myPAL Netcafe
Jean Lorraine's myPAL Netcafe

Now she's busy managing her own Internet CafĂ© and making extra bucks, engaging into some online opportunities.  The nature of her business opens up an avenue for a new found passion... blogging. She now owns two active sites: her fashion and lifestyle page - GlamourholicMom and personal site - Pal Raine, as she is popularly known in the blogosphere.

LIFE for Jean Lorraine is a carousel ride, going up and down... going around in circles. It's a merry-go-round like this passage goes:


"You cannot see what is
around the corner, til you
take the turn.
 
One day your up, next day
your down.
 
Things never remain the
same you've learned."

... and this song perfectly relates to her life.




Carousel by Vanessa Carlton
GREAT HAPPINESS. GREAT LIFE. TRUE FREEDOM.



27 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Ms. Marri Bermudez for this touching post you've made for me. I love your post you made me cry. Hehehehehe... Thanks again.

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    1. I am more delighted to feature you, Ms Jean Lorraine. You deserve to have a special seat in this JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE. You truly inspire me and other people especially those single moms who are strong-willed to survive parenthood alone.

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  2. Really nice to know the story behind the blogger, Pal Raine.

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    1. There's always a story behind every one of us and this makes our life more interesting and meaningful. Thanks for the thoughts, Ms Teresa.

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  3. wow great one!! I recently knew her real name as well haha. wanted to ahve my own computer shop too back in philippines for my cousins xx

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    1. Computer shops are in demand in the Philippines. You can always decide to have one in the near future, Ms MaryJane.

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  4. Things may not work out the way you planned them but with patience and perseverance, you can make things better. Thanks for sharing this

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    1. I agree with you Sir Pao. JL may not have a good and lasting marriage but I believe God has better plans for her.

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  5. Oh.. I never knew anything about Pal Raine. Glad I've stumbled upon here. Anyway, I hope everything will go well for her. She's a hard-working woman and definitely deserves the best in life :)

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    1. Like you, I just know her by name PAL RAINE until I became so familiar with her through this featured post.

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  6. Aja! Hehehehe... Thanks again Ms. Marri for sharing my story with others. Hope my life story inspired them in any way.

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    1. You're welcome JL!
      Next time... your LOVE LIFE naman. :)

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  7. nice post. She is one lady a wanted to meet in person. Right JL. :)

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    1. Right Papaleng. Hehehehehe.. :)

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    2. I want to meet both of you... SOMEDAY :)

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  8. Stay strong and God bless you in your endeavors :) God always has a plan for us :)

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    1. Thanks for the kind thoughts... Truly God will provide what we need and not what we want in His most perfect time.

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  9. I admire her for keeping her composure and being strong after all the struggles she went through, but I'm pretty sure she's happy with her daughter now... such a nice person with strong spirit!

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    1. Being a single mother is a challenge itself. I'm sure, Jean Lorraine becomes a stronger person because of those difficulties she has gone through.

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  10. Aww si Pal Raine pla ito hehe! There are things we have to face, even if has to end a relationship with others. Hay buhay! But life goes on! She should be proud of what she have now! :)

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    1. LIFE is a journey. As we travel along its road... there are bumps and bridges on the way but we have to keep walking forward to reach our goals. She is so well-doing it.

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  11. I never knew that ms. pal raine owns an internet cafe.. it's really nice to know every blogger here a little bit more personal.. :)

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    1. Actually, the primary goal of this site is to inspire readers and Ms Pal Raine's life is one great example of a well-traveled journey through LIFE's simplicity and complexity.

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  12. Nice to know her story. She's really strong. That's true, life is like a carousel with ups and downs.

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    1. Carousel happens to be one of her favorite songs and it somehow relates to her life... going round and round like a merry-go-round. Her life keeps moving on and there's no stopping her.

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  13. I'd rather see life as a roller coaster with much more variations to live with than a mere merry-go-round that just goes round and round.


    c5 @ ceefive.com

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    1. Wow! You're quite adventurous. You may live your life as you wish. A roller-coaster ride is a life's journey full of excitement and thrill. I'm sure, you're having a great time living yours.

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