Friday, January 30, 2009

CSS Dynamite Contest

Good news to all!!

CSS Dynamite is hosting a contest for its site launching. Prizes will really make you smile. So hurry up and grab this great opportunity. Its very easy and simple to join in this contest. Don’t waste your time for it will end on January 31, 2009.

Here are the list of prizes below.

1st Prize:

$100 CASH from CSS Design Gallery

2nd prize:
500 business cards(including Free Shipping) from BIZ Business cards

3rd Prize:
2000 Entrecard Credits and 468×60 Banner for a month at The Nexus - Feed Your Brain

4th Prize:
125×125 banner ad for a month at Laptops & Notebooks Reviews
125×125 banner ad for a month at Premium Wordpress Themes

How to enter:

  • 5 points - Stumble his post.
  • 5 points - Digg his post
  • 15 points - Subscribe to RSS Feeds
  • 20 points - Blog about this contest.

For more information on this contest just click it HERE.

Good luck Guys!! :)

First BMA Contest

Hey Guys check this out....

BMA or Blog Money Ad is celebrating its 1st monthsary this month. And because of that they’ve got a mini contest for all of you out there. And the good news is everyone is invited to join. So go ahead grab this once in a lifetime opportunity don’t waste your time.

Contest will end on March 1, 2009. The ultimate winner will receive $10 plus a surprise gift while the lucky random winner will receive a special prize from BMA administrator. Good luck, guys!

To know more about this contest just click HERE.

On Motherhood

God sent children for another purpose
than merely to keep up the race-
to enlarge our hearts; and to make us
unselfish and full of kindly sympathies
and affections; to give our souls higher
aims; to call out all our faculties to
extended enterprise and exertion; and
to sing round our firesides bright faces,
happy smiles and loving, tender hearts.

-Mary Botham Howitt-

Beautiful Woman Award

This is my 2nd award for the month of January. Yepey! :) Thanks so much to mommy phebie for giving this award to me. I was not expecting it. I'm speechless...all I can say is a million thanks for this award....

Anyways, there are no rules for this award. All you have to do is pass it on to all the beautiful women you know.

Here are the few beautiful women I knew here online:

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Drowning in Debt (Sentiments of a Breadwinner)

Yes, you read it right for the last 2 years now am drowning in debt. Sounds very alarming buts its true. Perhaps this is because of my situation that I'm the breadwinner of our family.

It all started when my father died 5 years ago. My mother is just a plain housewife. My sister is still in college. And now I have a 3 year old son. So I was left with a big responsibility. I have to provide all our daily needs. All the expenses from food to light & water, to my sister's daily allowances to her uniform and etc. My income we're not sufficient enough to cover all our daily needs. I'm just a public servant and I don't earn that much. It's really hard but you've got to be tough and really ma-diskarte in life. Especially with the global crisis that we're experiencing nowadays, prices are gone to high already. You've really learn to tighten your belt very tight just to met up all your daily needs. But still sometimes shortage in budget comes and that's the time that I end up availing all kinds of loans. In fact, there's this joke at the office that the only loan that we haven't applied for yet is the forloan (forlon as what they call it, is a vehicle use to transport a dead person's casket). LOL!

Sometimes or should I say many times I do lose hope and got depress on my situation. Got self pity pa nga in many circumstances. But I guess or perhaps this is LIFE for me. You've got to be strong enough to face all the life's challenges. I just look it nalang in a positive way. And hold to this saying that God won't give this struggles, obstacles and hardship in life if He knows you can't face it or handle it.

So at the end of the day, all I pray to God is thank you for everything that's happening in my life and please help me carry my cross for sometimes I feel too heavy already to carry it on my own.

Financial Intimacy

They say when before or when exchanging I dos, be ready to share your balance sheets.

Once you've pledge to be by your man for better or for worse, you have vowed to be together no matter what even through richness and tough financial situations. For many marriages have crumbled due to disputes on money.

To be on the same page, you and your husband have to agree on the way you will manage your money. You also have to have the same financial goals and commit to work together to achieve those goals.

Here are some tips for a wonderful financial life together:

  1. Discuss what money means to you.
  2. Write down your Financial Goals.
  3. Be HONEST about what you own and what you owe.
  4. Make a budget
  5. Decide who will hold the purse.
  6. And last but not the least Live within your means.


I came across an article about “You don't have to be a good writer for your blog to be on top of the ranks!” by mr. composed gentlemen. He had great and helpful points or tips on writing your blog. He said and I quote:

I always think that I can never perfect a post. For me editing a single entry is an endless endeavor. Further, I acknowledged my being a no perfect writer and in whatever I write and however I write it, I will never be pleased. Thenceforth, I consider grammatical errors as blessings in disguise.”

In fact, all I care about are the copious info that I am getting from these pro bloggers. I read so fast, ergo, when a blogger misses an "s" or forgets to place the needed comma, I most likely won't notice it.”

Thanks to mr. composed gentlemen because of his article I am now more encourage and inspired to write on my blog regardless if I do commit grammatical errors or my English grammar are not that good enough. Unlike before I was so conscious on what I'll write. Know I don’t care if people would comment or tell me that I’m not a good writer... so what its my blog by the way ( ang taray noh…:)) as long as I write what’s inside my heart, my thoughts and my not so good ideas and as long as I can't hurt or offend others then, GO GIRL!!

Anyways, here are his basic tips or points in writing on your blog:

  1. Show all bloggers that you are an expert of your field.
    2. Give the bloggers what they want: information.
    3. Blog in whatever language you like: English, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Filipino, Filish, Taglish, Cebuano, Cebish, and all other combinations you can think of.
    4. Think, that whenever you have bad sentences, they make your blog unique (smile). If people notice them, that means they are reading your entries, which is already a good consolation for you.
    5. Be yourself. If there is really no way that you can fine-tune those itsy-bitsy distracting grammatical boo-boo, be it.
    6. Finally, hope and pray that readers will just get used to your way of writing. There is really no exact recipe for a good personal blog. It's your blog. For as long as you enjoy every post you make, damn all haters!
And for more blog tips visit mr. composed gentlemen blogsite.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Birdie Says Mug Contest

Hi Guys! As I was blog hopping again as what I usually do...hehehe... I stumble through Gisele's cutie blog. At first I was amaze and interested on her Free Blog Templates and I wanted to get one but my attention was then diverted on her Birdie Says Mug Contest. So I decided to join on her contest hoping that she well like my not so cutie ideas....hehehe.... I'll cross my fingers on this....:)

Here are my ideas:
  1. Birdie says Coffee, Tea or Me...
  2. Birdie says Big Hugs & Kisses ( Birdie Hugs Mr. Owl)
  3. Birdie says Spread the Love.... (hearts around birdie on the background)
For more details on Gisele Jaquenod's Birdie Says Mug Contest click HERE.

Newest Blog Contest

While blog hopping I happen to stumble or read about Ate Mira's Blog on Random Thoughts. Got my interest on it and I decided to join on her contest. Actually this is my first time to join in this kind of contest. :) :) I'm a little bit excited on it...You too can join in her contest....

Here's the list of prizes and sponsors:

1st PRIZE -
$25 - c/o Random Thoughts
Customized Blog Layout (blogger platform) c/o
My Web-Blog Designs
1 Swarovsky Bracelet c/o Yen's Handmades [Click here to see the ITEM]
$20 + 2000 EC credits c/o Windmill on the Hill
$10 + 500 EC credits c/o My Life's Journey to Success
$10 + 500 EC credits c/o Things I Did Not Know Before
$10 + 500 EC credits c/o Unique Ideas For Your Beach Weddings

2000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Night Clicks
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o NetFreeSource
3000 - EC credits c/o Random Thoughts
1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Dashing Beauty
1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Tales of a Pinay Single Mommy
1 Photo Pop Art Make-over c/o Sweety Tots

$20 - c/o Mira's Web Journal
2500 - EC credits c/o Mira's Web Journal
2000 - EC credits c/o A Moment to Exhale

20GB Web Hosting c/o + 500EC credits
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o My Countryhome
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Live Love Pink
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Samantha's Own

1 month 125x125 ad space c/o 1716 South
1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Garage Sale

1 Photo Pop Art Make-over c/o Sweety Tots

3rd PRIZE -
$15 - c/o A Moment to Exhale
3000 - EC credits c/o
Big Boys Have Toys Too
2000 - EC credits c/o A Taste of Both Worlds
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Kharlota dot Com

1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o A Girl for All Status
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1 year text link ad c/o
1 month 125x125 ad space c/o
Symphony of Love
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1 Photo Pop Art Make-over c/o Sweet...Pretty...Naughty

4th PRIZE -
$10 - c/o My Barefoot Journey
2000 - EC credits c/o Mommy's Little Corner

2000 - EC credits c/o My Online Paradise
2000 - EC credits c/o Kinda Life of Mine

1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Just About Anything
1 month text link ad
Thomas Travel Tales
1 month text link ad Great Finds and Deals

5th PRIZE -
2000 - EC credits c/o Wife of a Warrior
3000 - EC credits c/o
Life's Sweets and Spices
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Simply Irresistible
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1 month text link ad
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6th PRIZE -
2000 - EC credit c/o The Solitairy Love
1500 - EC credit c/o My Barefoot Journey
1000 - EC credits c/o My Kitchen Table
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Kalidadis
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Cooking is Fun
1 month text link ad
1 month text link ad Healthy Living and Lifestyle

7th PRIZE -
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Simplement Belles
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Moi et mon univers!

1000 - EC credit c/o Scrappy Mommy
1000 - EC credits c/o Dashing Smiles
1000 - EC credits c/o
Everything Plus the Kitchen Sink
1000 - EC credits c/o One at a Time
1 month text link ad Thomas Web Links
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8th PRIZE -
1000 EC + 1 month 125x125 ad space from My Daily Sunset
1000 - EC credits c/o
My Kitchen
1000 - EC credits c/o My Life and Family Journey
1000 - EC credits c/o My Whole New World
1000 - EC credits c/o Definitely Maybe
500 - EC credits c/o I Thought So
1 month text link ad Batuananons

9th PRIZE -
1000 EC + 1 month 125x125 ad space from Lovely Pink
1000 - EC credits c/o Small Side Bits
1000 - EC credits c/o In His Steps
1000 - EC credits c/o
Moments of My Life
1000 - EC credits c/o My Crossroads
1 month text link ad Filipino Online Community

10th PRIZE -
1000 EC + 1 month 125x125 ad space from Hobby and Such by Carlota
1000 - EC credits c/o My Life's Adventure
1000 - EC credits c/o Wonderful Things In Life
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500 - EC credits c/o Life's Journey
1 month text link ad from Nita's Random Thoughts

11th PRIZE -
1000 - EC credits c/o Medan Daily
1000 - EC credits c/o Wiehanne Lounge
1000 - EC credits c/o Simply WP
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1 month text link ad from Nita's Corner

12th PRIZE -
1500 - EC credits c/o A Moment to Exhale
1000 - EC credits c/o My Barefoot Journey
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To know more about this contest just click it HERE.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Kung Hei Fat Choi

To all those celebrating the arrival of The Year of the OX, may you have a safe, happy and prosperous new year....

By Chance or By Choice

When we meet the right person to Love
when we're at the right place at the right time,
That's a chance.
When you meet someone you're attracted to, t
hat's not a choice. That’s a chance.
Being caught up in a moment
(and there's a lot of couples who get together because of this)..
is not a choice. That’s also a chance.
The difference is what happens afterwards.
When will you take that infatuation, that crush,
that mind, blowing attraction to the next level?
That's when all sanity goes back, you sit down
and contemplate whether you want to make
this into a concrete relationship or just a fling.
If you decide to Love a person, even with his faults,
That's not a chance. That's a choice.
When you choose to be with a person,
no matter what, That’s a choice.
Even if you know there are many people
out there who are more attractive, smarter,
and richer than your mate, and yet, you decide to
Love your mate just the same, that’s choice
comes to us by chance.
But, True Love...
that lasts...
is truly a choice.
A choice that we make.
Regarding soul mates,
there's a beautiful movie quote
that I believe is so true about this
"Fate brings you together,
but it's still up to you to make it happen."
I do believe that soul mates do exist.
That there is truly someone made for you.
But it's still up to you to make the choice
if you're going to do something about it or not.
We may meet our soul mates by CHANCE,
but loving and staying with our soul mates
is still A CHOICE we have to make.
We came to the world not by finding someone
perfect to Love...
BUT to learn how to Love an imperfect person
It is not the matter how to find someone perfect to love...
but how to love someone imperfect perfectly .....

I'm Bored (Monday Sickness)

I'm feeling so bored today even I have a lot of paper works to do. I just don't feel like working. *sigh* I guess it's a monday there such things as monday sickness???....duh....whatever....Anyways...i don't even feel writing on my what I did is I kept on blog hopping from one blog to another. Reading blogs and leaving messages to those blogs I've visited...hopping they well befriend me. Actually I'm a newbie blogger. I only have few friends here in the blogging world. I wanted to met more friends here online. I'm still exploring the blogging world......

Friday, January 23, 2009

Bring Me all The Flowers Today

This afternoon I attended a Burial Mass. I was struck by the priest's sermon about death of a love one. He said that death is not a time for mourning but it is a time for a celebration. We will celebrate for his/her death because he/she is at peace already with our Lord. We should not cry because for the lost of a love one but cry for she/he is at peace already. The priest also mention about the flowers we put as a decorations around the casket or the bouquet of flowers or the well arranged flowers or the "corona" as what they call it, that we usually gave as a sign of our sympathy to the bereaved family. Showing that we're in depth sorrow with them. That all of that were not important anymore. Your dead love ones could not hold it or smell it anymore. The right time that we should give flowers to her/him was when she was still alive. Then the priest share this touching poem entitled "Bring Me All The Flowers Today" and the poem goes like these......

Bring Me All The Flowers Today.

I would rather have a little rose
from the garden of a friend
Than flowers strewn around my casket
When my days on earth must end.

I would rather have a living smile
From one I know is true
Than tears shed around my casket
When this world I bid adieu

Bring me all the flowers today
Whether pink, or white, or red,
I would rather have one blossom now
Than a truckload when I am dead!!

Indeed the poem is so touching that you can surely reflect on.....

Weight Loss Tips

I want to share with you what I've read from RD Asia on Weight Loss Tips ever.

Here are some of there tips about Weight Loss:
  1. Take 10,000 steps a day.
  2. Eat Breakfast without fail.
  3. Never skip meal.
  4. Savor each bite/don't eat while doing something else.
  5. Stop eating before you are full.
  6. Eat slow/put your fork down between bites.
  7. enjoy your favorite foods in moderation.
  8. Avoid shopping on an empty stomach.
  9. Target easy wins-eg. have a diet soft drink instead of a regular one.
  10. Keep to a shopping list.
  11. Have five small healthy meals a day instead of three large ones.
  12. Keep a sense of humor.
  13. Always leave something on your plate.
  14. Eat with cutlery, not your fingers.
  15. Get most of your calories before noon.

The best time of the day to exercise is when you can do it and the best exercise is the one you like doing and can do regularly.

Hope this tips are helpful....:)

Ways to be a Good and Effective Mother

1. If you are married, let your children witness that you sincerely love and respect their father; your husband. This will teach your children to know that love and respect should be in a home and it also prepares them to be loving and affectionate to their mate when they get married later in life.

2. Make the effort to set aside quality time with your children every week whereas you can sit and talk with them and learn from and about each other.

3. Be a positive and moral role model and example that your children can look up to, appreciate and honor.

4. Be a parent not a buddy/friend to your children. Of course, you are a friend to them, but ultimately you are their parent. Children need moral and ethical guidance and instruction from their parents. They don't need to figure it out alone. This results in disaster.

5. Listen to your children, but listen effectively with caring ears so that you will be able to give quality advice and help them in negative circumstances.

6. Encourage your children when they are doing well. Often as parents we see the negative; therefore, we must also make sure to praise them when they do well.

7. Teach your children to have manners and to be respectful citizens and to treat people as they desire to be treated and respected daily.

8. Teach your children to be caring and to be helpers of others.

9. Teach your children to know that not everyone is trustworthy. Although, you are teaching them to be trustworthy people, they need to know, however, that not everyone can be trusted.

10. Teach your children not to be arrogant, but confident in life in order to accomplish their goals.

11. Teach your children the meaning of true friendship.

12. Teach your children to be an honest person and to walk in integrity in their daily lives because what goes around comes around. We reap what we sow. Therefore, it's important to practice to sow good seeds and deeds.

13. If you are a person who believes in God, certainly teach your children the fear of the Lord, the word of God and to obey God.

14. Teach your children to respect their elders. When they get older they will certainly expect children to honor and respect them as their elder.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Follow Your Heart

Want to share an inspiring story about following once heart....

I know the sun will rise every morning, even when there are clouds. I know the birds sing melodious songs because I have heard them from the empty enclosure of my room. I know the sky is blue through the clouds, that the grass is green even when I stand in the desert. I know the branches of trees dance to the movements of the wind even though now the wind is still. I know flowers have beautiful smells, that the ocean never sleeps, and that the rain falls upon high mountains. I know deeply that all human beings are beautiful if they are born free to follow their hearts.

It has been said, long before these words were written, that if you build an archway for your heart, with neither lock nor door, life will pass freely through that archway in harmony with your senses.

TOUCH your friends, your husband or wife, and they are strangers no more. Hold them as you would touch the delicate petals of an orchid, or put ypur hand in a gentle stream, or feel the sand beneath your feet, or climb upon the rocks and crags on the shoreline.

LISTEN to their words, their breathing, their heartbeat, their footsteps on the stairway or at the door as they come to you, as you would listen to the rain, or the cock crowning in the early morning, or the bark of a dog, or the cascading of a waterfall or a tiny breeze.

SEE the expressions on their faces of their different moods. See in their eyes the longing for love, companionship and meaning in their lives. See their body move, uniting themselves with life. See their hands create their being, as you would see a quiet pool, the splash of wave, a new portrait made by falling rain, the landscape of a valley, the changing of a sunset.

SPEAK to them of love, of harmony of nature, of quiet understanding among men, of the simple things in life which one can find peace, of the truth you have found, as you would speak to God.

Ride the crest of the wave to the shore.

Follow the river till it merges with the ocean.

Look at the clouds till they disappear.

Watch the sunrise trace its path across the sky, then vanish.

When you have experiences these things, you will know your heart. Follow it. When you have freed yourself from the dogma and conditioning of society, where will you go? To those things you love.

Let your mind and your actions explode with awareness as you light your forgotten lanterns of happiness, as you find a peaceful clearing in the jungle of our society.

LOVE is everywhere. It is in the night sky where the stars smile. It is in the field of rice dancing in the wind. It is in the waves sculturing rocks. It is in the sound of music, in man's creation of art. It is a seed nourished by two human beings. Love will find you and you will find love-if love becomes your attitude.

Honest Scrap Award

I'm just blog hopping on mom gen's blog last night and this morning she left a message on my cbox informing that she have something for me. So I click on her name to link on her blogsite. And I was suprise to see that she choose my blog for this Honest Scrap Award. Thank you very much mom gen.

Thanks again.Here are the rules.

-Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are.
-Show the 7 random names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog.”
-List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on!

10 Random facts about me:

I dunno were to start.....:)
  1. I'll start during my college days. I'm an Atenean, I graduated at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan.
  2. During my college days I'm a member of Campus Chapel Aides. You'll always see me at the university chapel serving as a reader, commentator, sometimes as lady server and a choir. (religious daw).
  3. I major on my extra curricular rather than my curricular..hahaha (bad!)
  4. I love to sing but singing or music doesn't love me at all. huhuhu...
  5. I'm a jolly and bubbly person.
  6. I love to pose on pictures...hahaha..picture addict
  7. I love to wear kamiseta blouses. (addict na)
  8. I'm a working mom at the same time a dad to my 3 year old son. (wonder a mom)
  9. I work in a government agency and assigned at finance division. So I'm always dealing with figures. ( makabuang!)
  10. I love to read books and magazines.
  11. I love to surf in the net.

oooppssss...said to many already....:) If you left hanging on my random facts don't hesitate to ask me more about myself.... anyways thanks again mom gen. Hope to know you better.

Love's Haven

Blogging Beauty



Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It's Finally Over

At last I'm finish doing the Consolidated Financial Status that my boss left me before she went to bohol for an official trip. It took me 2 and a half days to finish it. It was a really stressfull and draining task.You must be accurate and exact in encoding the numbers or figures or else you'll get unbalanced figures. Thank God by it.

The Ten Commandments of Love

I've been reading this book "The Mustard Seed a Reflection for Daily Living" by Fr. Joseph Galdon, S.J., that I discovered about this Ten Commandments of Love. I want to share it with you guys. I find it nice and inspiring.

  1. Take your time. The creation of anything worthwhile takes patience and energy. You don't build a relationship overnight.

  2. Don't smother eacht other. No one can grow in the shade. Don't feel as if you are required to spend every waking hour with those you love. Move aside from time to time and allow them a separate space too. Never force anyone to do anything for you "in the name of Love." Love is not to be bargained for.

  3. Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. Stop going through life in self-pity, self blame and the mea-culpa syndrome. We are not as bad as we think. See problems as small miracles which can bring about knowledge and change.

  4. Exercise feelings. Feelings have meaning only as they are expressed in action. Increase tenderness and intimacy. They are a powerful source of nourishment for relationship.

  5. Forming a relationship takes a lot of looking. But looking can be fun. Grow up together constantly.

  6. Don't be afraid. Stop all worry. Most of what you are worried about you'll have difficulty remembering a week later.

  7. Learn to Listen. You don't learn anything from hearing yourself talk. See all cristism as positive, for it leads to self-evaluation. You are always free to reject it if it is unfair or does not apply. If you take time to talk together each day, you'll never become strangers.

  8. Don't lose touch with craziness in you. This, with a large dose of caring, will assure that the relationship will never be boring. Keep the child in you alive and playing. Keep laughing. It exercises your heart and protects you from cardiac problems.

  9. Don't be afraid of disagreements and arguments. The only people who do not argue are people who don't care or the dead. In fact, don't have short arguments. Make certain they are thoroughly over and done with. After an argument is over, forget it. Learn to bend. It's better than breaking. Watch out for little irritations. They grow into destructive monsters. Verbalize them at once. Don't hold on to anger, hurt or pain. they steal your energy and keep you from love.

  10. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. Relationship are not sporting events. Stop wrestling for control. No one wins this kind of match, except divorce lawyers.

The author also qoutes Luciano de Crescenzo :

"We are each of us angels with only one wing. And we can only fly embracing each other."

Monday, January 19, 2009

Chessy Macaroni

Reggies Chessy Macaroni

It's a chessy macaroni day at the yummy!!!

My officemate Reggie our all around officemate, all around because she knows almost everything from cosmetology to caregiving to cooking to a wonder mom to his son....cooked us a chessy macaroni. yepeee!!! It's so yummy and deliscioso..... Thanks Regg.... and thanks also to mommy phebie for the macaroni pasta. Sa uulitin.....

One Little Candle

I am so busy today at the office (to the maximum level) sounds exaggerated but its true. My boss is out of town for an official trip but she left me with too many things, paper works to do. One of that is to Consolidate all our Financial Status. I don't have any complains with it, but the problem is there's so many distractions. I can't help but told them (those distractors) that "I'm Not a Robot" can't do all your demands or request. (sorry guys) I just don't want to be disturb for I'm working with numbers. It needs a lot of concentrations ( sounds exaggerated again, LOL). And unfortunately the electricity when out, oh my God! But, thank God I'm using a laptop. So I can still continue encoding my Financial Status. But the problem is, I can't hardly see my work and I have a deadline to bit. So I don't have a choice, got a candle and put it beside me. Sounds a laughing stock huh?! but its true. :) :) :) Gotta have an award for this...:) Hahaha...

Sun Shiny Day

Mr. Sun

My Son Jon-Jon

I can see clearly now…the rain has gone…

At last the sun shines….gone are the dark clouds….my son’s plea for “rain, rain, go away come again another day because he cannot play” was heard…:)

At last Mr. Rain got tired of pouring so hard for the last 2 weeks, that he stopped already.

Took pictures of my son with his playmates outdoor… soooo excited to ride their bikes again…..
Thanks Mr. Sun for rising and shining again….:)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Atsal or Tambis

Tambis (Water Apple)

Atsal close up shot


I was amazed or suprised when i saw this Atsal Plant( Bell pepper) because if you look it from afar it looks like Tambis fruit (Water Apple). I really did took pix on it. And I asked the vendor if it is really an atsal, and he told me "na atsal talaga yan ma'am". Oh, what modern science or agriculture can do nowadays. With a bit of pollination or whatever process they well call it. Ola! a combination of fruits or vegetables turns into something new...:)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Chicken Joy

Last night while looking for my son's milk I pass through Jollibee Divisoria and saw this boy at about 8-9 years old wearing only a tattered sando and shorts without slippers curled up outside the establishment. I couldn't help but felt pity looking at him. The weather was still bad and its so windy, so the air was cold. At first i wanted to gave him a money but I changed my mind instead I went inside Jollibee and buy him a chicken joy meal. I was then so touched when I gave it to him, he said to me "salamat kaayo te", and you can see it in his eyes that his really thankful. Simple things or deed but really meant so much to them. I still remember way back in college that I wanted to enter or join JVP ( Jesuit Volunteer Program) because I want to share my service to others, "be men and women fo others". But my father did not allow me for I will be assigned in a depress area. He was just afraid that maybe something will happen to me. So that dream of mine was not fulfilled, but I did not blame my father for it. He was just concern for my safety. I really have a soft heart with less fortunate people especially people who just live in the streets or the homeless, I dunno why. I got depress whenever I saw families with little children living in the streets. I just don't have enough resources to help them. I have this dream that if I am rich or more blessed in life I would really help those less fortunate especially those children, street children. Help them through institution or foundation or even through scholarships. But I'm not rich financially, so each night before I slept I really offer a prayers for them that the good Lord well bless them and keep them safe always. That they will survive in thier day to day life in the street.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Failing Relationship

When we fail in our relationships, we ask ourselves what went wrong.

There are times when nothing was wrong. Sometimes love just naturally fades away and this happens to people who are simply not meant for each other.

I know it is difficult to comprehend why relationships suddenly take unexpected turns. But, it always happens. People we treasure are taken away from us for a reason. Sometimes we have to stop asking why and just accept our fate. If there is certainty in that end, then we should stop being bitter and just be thankful that for once, we have loved and shared our life.

Sometimes we are holding on to someone whom we think is still there but has really been long gone, or was just looking for a decent way out of your relationship. You know how men can get away with words. There is nothing wrong in loving someone. You may be able to bear the pain when love begins to hurt. And when it hurts, you may still be able to give even more. You maybe even able to love until it hurts no more. But what good does it bring you when the person you love shows no respect for what you feel and makes lame excuses for his inability to love you back. Love isn't love until you give away. But love will only have life when it is shared by two people who believe in its meaning, by people who share one goal, one commitment,and by people who are selflessly loyal to each other.

God's ways aren't always easy and painless. Some are meant to open our eyes to what we do not see. Some are meant to make us realize what we stubbornly refuse to understand. But all of them will always be meant to make us stronger and better persons. We just have to trust Him on may find your way to the farthest planet and still remember the one you love.

Distance has little to do with forgetting. This healing should begin in your heart. Acceptance is the first step to recovery.

Once you have learned to understand that this is where it ends then it is the only time when you will learn how to move on with life without having to stop every time you are reminded of the bitterness of the past

Is Heaven in the yellow pages

I'm not the one who made this poem. A friend of mine forward this inmy email and it touches my heart so i-repost it in my blog.....:)
Mommy went to Heaven,
but I need her here today,
My tummy hurts and I fell down,
I need her right away.
Operator can you tell me
how to find her in this book?

Is heaven in the yellow part,
I don't know where to look.
I think my daddy needs her too,
at night I hear him cry.
I hear him call her name sometimes,
but I really don't know why.

Maybe if I call her,
she will hurry home to me.
Is Heaven very far away,
is it across the sea?
She's been gone a long,
long time she needs to come home now!
I really need to reach her,
but I simply don't know how.
Help me find the number please,
is it listed under "Heaven"?
I can't read these big, big words,
I am only seven.
I'm sorry operator,
I didn't mean to make you cry,
Is your tummy hurting too,
or is there something in your eye?
If I call my church maybe they will know.
Mommy said when we need help,
is that's where we should go.
I found the number to my church
tacked up on the wall.
Thank you operator,
I'll give them a call.

Why mom cries

Why are you crying, a young boy asked his Mom? "Because I'm a woman," she told him. "I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will, but that's O.K."....... Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does Mom seem to cry for no reason?". "All women cry for no reason," was all his Dad could say...... she is special!The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry. Finally he put in a call to God and when God got back to him, he asked "God, why do women cry so easily?" GOD answered...... "When I made woman, I decided she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet, made her arms gentle enough to give comfort... I gave her the inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times will come even from her own children. I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going and take care of her family and friends, even when everyone else gives up, through sickness and fatigue without complaining.... I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances. Even when her child has hurt her badly.... She has the very special power to make a child's boo-boo feel better and to quell a teenager's anxieties and fears.... I gave her strength to care for her husband, despite faults and I fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.... I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.... For all of this hard work,
I also gave her a tear to shed.
It is hers to use whenever needed and ! it is her only weakness.... When you see her cry, tell her how much you love her, and all she does for everyone, and even though she may still cry, you will have made her heart feel good.she is special...


I read this article from a friend's blog and i was touched by it so i re-post it in my blog.....

When you came into the world, she held you in her arms.
You thanked her by wailing like a banshee.
When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you.
You thanked her by crying all night long.
When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk.
You thanked her by running away when she called.
When you were 3 years old, she made all your meals with love.
You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.
When you were 4 years old, she gave you some crayons.
You thanked her by coloring the dining room table.
When you were 5 years old, she dressed you for the holidays.
You thanked her by plopping into the nearest pile of mud.
When you were 6 years old, she walked you to school.
You thanked her by screaming, "I'M NOT GOING!"
When you were 7 years old, she bought you a baseball.
You thanked her by throwing it through the next-door-neighbor's window.
When you were 8 years old, she handed you an ice cream.
You thanked her by dripping it all over your lap.
When you were 9 years old, she paid for piano lessons.
You thanked her by never even bothering to practice.
When you were 10 years old, she drove you all day,
from soccer to gymnastics to one birthday party after another.
You thanked her by jumping out of the car and never looking back.
When you were 11 years old, she took you and your friends to the movies.
You thanked her by asking to sit in a different row.
When you were 12 years old, she warned you not to watch certain TV shows.
You thanked her by waiting until she left the house.
Those teenage years When you were 13, she suggested a haircut that was becoming.
You thanked her by telling her she had no taste.
When you were 14, she paid for a month away at summer camp.
You thanked her by forgetting to write a single letter.
When you were 15, she came home from work, looking for a hug.
You thanked her by having your bedroom door locked.
When you were 16, she taught you how to driver her car.
You thanked her by taking it every chance you could.
When you were 17, she was expecting an important call.
You thanked her by being on the phone all night.
When you were 18, she cried at your high school graduation.
You thanked her by staying out partying until dawn.
Growing old and gray When you were 19,
She paid for your college tuition, drove you to campus, carried your bags.
You thanked her by saying good-bye outside the dorm
so you wouldn't be embarrassed in front of your friends.
When you were 20, she asked whether you were seeing anyone.
You thanked her by saying, "It's none of your business."
When you were 21, she suggested certain careers for your future.
You thanked her by saying, "I don't want to be like you."
When you were 22, she hugged you at your college graduation.
You thanked her by asking whether she could pay for a trip to Europe.
When you were 23, she gave you furniture for your first apartment.
You thanked her by telling your friends it was ugly.
When you were 24, she met your fiance and asked about your plans for the future.
You thanked her by glaring and growling, "Muuhh-ther, please!"
When you were 25, she helped to pay for your wedding,
and she cried and told you how deeply she loved you.
You thanked her by moving halfway across the country.
When you were 30, she called with some advice on the baby.
You thanked her by telling her, "Things are different now."
When you were 40, she called to remind you of an relative's birthday.
You thanked her by saying you were "really busy right now."
When you were 50, she fell ill and needed you to take care of her.
You thanked her by reading about the burden parents become to their children.
And then, one day, she quietly died.
And everything you never did came crashing down like thunder.
"Rock me baby, rock me all night long."
"The hand who rocks the cradle...may rock the world".

Let us take a moment of the time just to pay tribute/show appreciation to the person called MOM though some may not say it openly to their mother.
There's no substitute for her. Cherished every single moment.
Though at times she may not be the best of friends, may not agree to our thoughts, she is still your mother!!! She will be there for listen to your woes, your braggings, your frustations, etc. Ask yourself.....have you put aside enough time for her, to listen to her "blues" of working in the kitchen, her tiredness??? Be tactful, loving and still show her due respect though you may have a different view from hers.

Once gone, only fond memories of the past and also regrets will be left.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Love Story

This is a very nice story.....:)

There was once this man who is very much in love with his girl. This romantic guy folded 1,000 pieces of paper cranes as a gift to his girl.Although, at that time he was just a small fry in his company, his future doesn't seemed too bright, they were very happy together.

Until one day, his girl told him she was going to Paris and will never come back. She also told him that she cannot visualize any future for the both of them, so they went their own ways there and then...

Heartbroken, the guy agreed. But when he regain his confidence, he worked hard day and night, slogging his body and mind just to make something out of himself.

Finally with all these hard work and the help of friends, this guy had set up his own company ... You never fail until you stop trying.One rainy day, while this guy was driving, he saw an elderly couple sharing an umbrella in the rain walking to some destination. Even with the umbrella, they were still drenched. It didn't take him long to realize those were his girl's parents.

With a heart in getting back at them, he drive slowly beside the couple,wanting them to spot him in his luxury Sedan. He wanted them to know that he wasn't the same anymore, he had his own company, car,condo, etc. He made it!

Before the guy can realize, the couple was walking towards a cemetery,and he got out of his car and followed...and he saw his girl, a photograph of her smiling sweetly as ever at him from her tombstone and he saw his paper cranes beside her...

Her parents saw him. He ask them why had this happened. They explained, she did not leave for France at all. She was ill with cancer. She had believed that he will make it someday, but she did not want to be his obstacle... therefore she had chosen to leave him.

Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to,doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

She had wanted her parents to put his paper cranes beside her,because, if the day comes when fate brings him to her again...he can take some of those back with him..

Once you have loved, you will always love. For what's in your mind may escape but what's in your heart will remain forever.

The guy just wept.

The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them......

Find time to realize that there is one person who mean so much to you,for you might wake up one morning losing that person who you thought meant nothing to you.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Installing Love

A friend of mine emailed me this message and i was amaze by it so i decided to post it in my blog....
The story goes like this....

Tech Support: Yes, ... how can I help you?

Customer: Well, after much consideration, I've decided to install Love. Can you guide me through the process?

Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

Customer: Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready. What do I do first?

Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?

Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?

Tech Support: What programs are running ?

Customer: Let's see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.

Tech Support: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off ?

Customer: I don't know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?

Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have been completely erased.

Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.

Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, "Error - Program not run on external components ." What should I do?

Tech Support: Don't worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.Customer: So, what should I do?Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.

Customer: Okay, done.

Tech Support: Now, copy them to the "My Heart" directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.

Customer: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart.Is this normal?

Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running. One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.

Customer: Thank you, God.

Losing Hope

One day i feel so gloomy and down that I wrote this poem.....

I feel like....
Life is so Unfair with me
Never dream these kind of life I have right now.
It's all Topsy-Turvy
Tried to fixed it up, but still It turns out more complicated
I get so tired and hopeless
Sometimes I feel like I have no one to run to,
No one to talk toI feel all alone
People see me smiling as if nothings bothering me but deep inside
I'm scared, very, very much scared.
Tried to talk to friends but they just ignore me,or they don't think
I'm serious with what I'm saying
I kept on praying but i guess my prayers were not heard and answered
Sometimes i want to give up life.....
'Hope still have more courage and strenght in facing life's challenges
I really dunno what lies ahead of me.
Hope all will do well in time......