Saturday, June 28, 2008

something to ponder upon...

I asked God to take away my pride
And God said, "No"
He said it was not for Him to take away
But for me to give up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole
And God said, "No"
He said her spirit is whole
Her body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience
And God said, "No"
He said patience is a by - product of tribulation
It isn't granted, it's earned.

I asked God to give me happiness
And God said , "No"
He said He gives blessings
Happiness is up to us.

I asked God to spare me pain
And God said , "No"
He said sufferings draws you apart from worldly cares
And brings you close to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow
And God said, "No"
He said I have to grow on my own
But He will prune me to make me fruitful.

I asked God if He loves me
And God said, "Yes"
He gave us His only Son who died for us
And I will be in heaven because I believe.

I asked God to help me love others as
much as He loves me
And God said,
"Ah, finally you have the idea."


A thousand splendid suns...

That is the title of the novel written by Mr. Khaled Hosseini, which by the way is one of the best novels i have ever read.It really made me cry and cry and cry.I realized how lucky i am to be born in this country of mine.It opened up my mind into so many important aspects of life and embedded upon me once again core values a human being should have and bear in this life;love of God, love of country, humility,endurance,love for a friend, unselfishness and lastly eternal love. Thank you Mr. Hosseini for being such an inspiration to others, God Bless ...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

my prayers...

My Father in Heaven...

Please bless those families who have been victims of the typhoon...
Please bless those families who have been victims of FLOOD in the City of Iloilo and nearby provinces...
Please bless those families of the victims of the ill-fated MV Princess of the Stars...
Please make them strong amidst this tragic experiences...
Please make them more steadfast in their faith ...
Please ease away the hurt and pain that they are feeling right now...
Please help them emerged from this adversity as better , stronger persons, closer to Thee.
All these I humbly ask and pray in the name of Thy Son , Jesus Christ. Amen.

typhoon experience

Friday. June 20,2008. Typhoon "Frank" hits our island at around 3 p.m., at first it was just signal number 1, but eventually turned into number 3.Apprehensions flood my mind as the storm brought down heavy downpours and very strong winds. We were covering the windows with heavy blankets just to fend off splashes of water and laid out on the floor rags and old clothes to absorb the rainwater that has finally seeped in.At around 7 p.m. the wind grew stronger and trashings and poundings grew louder and louder. Our house being the tallest in the neighborhood almost had all the beatings of the storm. It lasted until the wee hours of the morning, the longest that I've witnessed so far. By the morning, the intensity of the damage spread before our eyes. Whew! It was another "Super bagyo" experience.My 3rd on this island.There was no power for one week. Thank God me and my family were safe.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The other side of me

I am a food lover.I have a huge collection of food mags.I wouldn't pass up on any food article if I chance to stumble upon one. I never had any culinary lesson though, i just cook by heart. I'm always happy everytime I cook. My favorite foods are Valenciana, Leche Flan and all kinds of Pasta.I aspire to be a chef. One of my wishlist for the next year is to enroll in a culinary school and excel in that field. It is where my heart is. But in my present course,that dream is yet to be realized.

Bundle of joys

Our blessings in life. Two cute little kulits. Baby chips and Ate KC.
For my two babies:

beautiful song

The Call

It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word
And then that word grew louder and louder
Till it was a battle cry
I'll come back when you call me
No need to say goodbye

Just because everything's changing
Doesn't mean it's never been this way before
All you can do is try to know
Who your friends are
As you head off to the war
Pick a star on the dark horizon
And follow the light
You'll come back when its over
No need to say goodbye

Now we're back to the beginning
It's just a feeling
And no one knows yet
But just because they can't feel it too
Doesn't mean that you have to forget

Let your memories grow stronger and stronger
Til' they're before your eyes
You'll come back when they call you
No need to say goodbye
You'll come back when they call you
No need to say goodbye

Regina Spektor.
The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian.

- Wow! It makes me want to cry.Such a beautiful song. Me and the kids watch the movie over and over again.Thumbs up for me.

Monday, June 16, 2008

"BARKADA REUNION 2007 December, left to right ; genevie,ian, meeh, jo, ping (my best friend). It took me a while to let them see me again with this dambuhala figure of mine. I'm really ashamed but i'm trying. I'm now in the midst of "resizing".

Family Outing

This is my family. Taken during our family outing last December 2007.

"Your most important friendships should be with your own brothers andsisters and with your father and mother. Love your family. Be loyal tothem. Have a genuine concern for your brothers and sisters. Help carrytheir load so you can say, like the lyrics of that song, 'He ain'theavy; he's my brother.' "
(President Ezra Taft Benson, "To the 'Youth of the Noble Birthright,' " Ensign, May 1986, 43)
Gems on the Family

memory lane

i have short but vivid memories of my childhood days, but i cherish every memory of it. We used to transfer from one place to another due to my dad's work, in fact my brood was a mixture of different places and cultures .First there was my hometown Iloilo,where my two elder sisters (ate weng and ate rose) were born, then Dumaguete City, my birthplace of which until now i haven't seen what it looks like,next was Roxas City of Capiz where my brother bong was born and then we moved again to Bacolod City, Negros Occidental where again my brother Ron the fifth was born. Then the youngest Gievon came and yes we are living in Cebu City that time. Sometimes i think what my life would have been had we stayed at only one place,but truth is, i would have preferred it this way,i became a better person, more diversed, having been a part of so many rich cultures and traditions. Thank you tatay for that opportunity.

good post

I have read a post (by Melanie T. Lim) from my favorite site(only insilence) and it made me realize some things... let me share it too, it says and I qoute:
- there is no perfect man
- but there is a perfect match for every woman
- like minds doesn't always make a good match
- for if we always have the same preferences, how can we really grow beyond ourselves and our common interests?
- a good husband is a man who loves you for who you are and all that you hope to be in an imperfect world.
Well, that was really something.And I totally agree.

Just another manic monday ...

Gotta go to work today. So i have to be back later and reminisce at the end of the day the hustle and bustle this day brings.Surely this is going to be a busy day for me. Out for now. Back later. See ya!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all Fathers in the world, most especially to my Tatay Ruben and Dad Ken, i love you both. To my tatay, thank you for bringing me up well and to daddy ken, i am so blessed to have you in this life, me and the kids love you dearly with all our heart. Be safe always. You're the greatest.

Looking Back.

Nostalgic attacks always brought back my childhood years, I do quite have a happy childhood, and it's quite interesting. Growing up in different environment at almost every stages of my life has taken its toll on me when i reach secondary level.Having born in a place so far away from home and never seeing it until now, wow that is one my frustrations actually.Spending my preschool years in a quiet and scenic miramar subdivision in talisay, bacolod city where our little bungalow and tatay's big office compound stand amidts the long stretch of haciendas, surrounded by guava trees overlooking a river running through the beach will always be the most memorable and beautiful place my family has resided through the years.But sad to say, after many years my excitement was dampened upon passing there unexpectedly, to see that it was no longer the same paradise now as it used to be...

Friday, June 13, 2008

hello world!

Welcome to my world.
I am not a professional writer. I like blogging because I am a very sentimental person.I am soooo into romantic films. I would like to think that reading,watching dvds and hopefully blogging are my hobbies.I am keeping this blog because through it I see the other side of me,what you see here is what I am.If you happen to visit my blog, please kindly bear with me.This is me.