Sunday, February 28, 2010


Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'".....Mat 4:1-11

Sometimes life sucks, temptation everywhere, the bad news was all around the television but at the end of the day miracle do happens. GOD showed me again that miracle do happens a few minutes ago. No need to elaborate but sometimes I felt how grateful I am to have a true and loving GOD. I really believed in the saying that "When God is with you who is against you" few days ago I was praying so hard for something that I thought I've really wanted, to have a job even not on my field but at least a decent one. I am not used to this kind life that I have as of the moment. I am thinking that if I can't get out of the situation at least sometimes change the environment I am with. But then God answered my prayer in a different way. Nowadays with the kind of Technology and Communication we have the devil can enter our mind and soul within the four corners of our home. And if we are not aware and properly oriented with our faith everything we had accomplished will be shattered in just a few minutes without thinking of the outcome. All of the years of hard work and pain will be disregarded if we impulsively decide to temp ourselves in just a few minutes of our time on the net, thank God he's always guiding us. After that temptation of the devil happens, which he didn't succeed thank God. Now I've realized my family were the most important reason why I am still here. I have jobs and obligations to cater their needs, and always being at their side was the most proper and decent job that I should appreciate. Because the future of my children and the future of having a happy family depends entirely on my hands and that was my big achievements to be considered in the future...Am I still pray for a decent job? not anymore. All I want to do now was to thank HIM for all the blessings he had given me for the past years of my existence. For giving me a not so perfect but a good provider and a hardworking husband and a loving father to my children.

Monday, February 22, 2010

#1.Mellow Yellow Monday

They say that 1st time was the most adventurous thing that may happened in everyones life. So now here's my first photo for my Mellow Yellow Monday. He's my middle child PJ and her favorite color was yellow what a coincidence Mr Linky.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bible Reading

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil...."
Proverbs 3:5-7

There were many nights before, that me and my husband did not share the same bed during the night. Specially during our first year of marriage, when we had some misunderstanding and worst arguments. Most the time he will sleep any part of the house except on our bedroom. Those nights was the most hurtful part of my married life and maybe vise versa with my husband I believed. Though come to realized now those were the nights that God made me who I am now. My husband and I didn't have a long courtship, engagement came right away not just like the others, because during that time I believed that I am already on a marrying stage, and entering another chapter in my life was the most simplest thing a women can think of. I never thought that what I am looking for was the total opposite of what every girls dream, marrying someone who's a total stranger was a total wreck (It's not a wrong decision after all) . I want to give up, I've already tried so many times to be separated with my husband at that time because I don't feel the love that I've been looking for. There were no days that I don't keep on praying just to get out of that chaos. But really you would be able to know the reason after everything was done. After so many bad words and wrong decision has been made my husband stick with me he didn't leave me because of my immaturity and careless words, yes there were times that there are bad words too that came into his mouth but those words that I don't want to hear was the most truthful words I've ever heard. Because thru those words these are what I've learned;
1. I've learned to look for the reason instead of an answer;
2. I've learned to come up with reality instead of ideology;
3.I've learned that my life can be changed in a matter of hours by people I even don't know;
4. That it's not what happens to people that's important . It's what they do about it;
5. That learning to forgive needs a lot of practice;
6. That there are people who love you very dearly but just don't know how to show it;
7. That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel;
8. That the people you care most about in your life are taken from you too soon;
9. That 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;
10. And I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

And the list goes on but these are my top 10 Things I've learned in my 10 years of relationship with my husband. And these are the things I've learned for trusting the lord with all my heart. If I gave up with my relationship without trusting the lord I might not be here with my husband enjoying every minute and every second of the days and nights. Love is not a feeling it was really a decision and thank God I made the best decision ever in my life. How about you are you trying to make a decision to love someone today do it, it might be worth it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ash Wednesday

This is the first time that I miss having ashes on my forehead. I remember back then when I was still young we use to joke around with classmates and friends after mass and having this ashes on our forehead. By then I really don't know what Ash Wednesday was all about, until I became serious with my religion and faith. Now I know that Ash Wednesday was the beginning of the season of lent, Lent was a Christian tradition which the main purpose was the preparation of the believer or christian for the easter by means of prayer, penance and alms giving and self denial of bad habit, and the climax of this was the Holy Week. In the Philippines Holy Week was highly celebrated, that sometimes we Filipino forgot the real meaning of lent (though not everyone) there are still others or most of us respect the lent and the holy week. Lent for others are just a mere belief and practice but lent must be celebrated by serious penance, reflection and fasting. Others ask themselves if they need to do all of these maybe yes, maybe no. Yes because man indeed is free to obey or disobey, but once sinned we must ask for pardon, no because we must not ask forgiveness only during lent or holy week, we must make it habit that if we sinned we must ask forgiveness and this is applicable in our relationship and daily living if we wanted it to be peaceful and happy. Reflection on the other hand it is a healthy habit and it was proven that reflection is good for our health the most effective way to reflect was to meditate. According to Rudolf Steiner an Austrian Philosopher and Social thinker " A healthy social life is found only when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living". Upon reading this quote I remember I will also miss the Philippines election, another well celebrated event in the Philippines this was held during summer right after holy week by then our politician seems to forget the real meaning of lent, easter and holy week because as of this time they are all busy campaigning because of their eagerness to win so help me pray for them and hopefully this coming Philippines Election all of our politician will play the game honestly and peacefully, and for voters let us pray for an honest and clean election.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Blog contest of Color Magazine

This was the last day of submission. And I am rushing all my thought hoping that I can still join the contest (The Color Magazine Blog Contest: Show your Best). I love joining contest actually, but it seems that I am living in the out of this world place. Every time I join contest it was applicable only in the US, CANADA and somewhere else but not here in Malaysia or Philippines. What the heck is the matter with technology isn't it everything can reach out in just a click of a mouse then why is it I am not illegible to join just ask my self why. But I still love joining contest and here I am trying so hard to be fit and I am not going to give up. Because I believe quitters never win, winners never quit. I am not a good writer but I am trying to be, and joining contest like this makes me feel like I do belong specially if you are going to be recognize hopefully. And i believed there's always sunshine after the rain, who knows this will be the winning moment I've been waiting for (Soooooo Confident excuse me for that another trying to be, it might be effective hehehe...)

Happy being Appreciated

Recently I've started to gain friends on the net and one of my earlier friend and also inspired me to stay blogging was verns (inthissideoftown). Because I find her post kinda interesting that's why I keep on coming back to her blog. And receiving something from her means a lot to me. If you were trying to figure it out what I am talking about. Just this morning as I open my blog I received comment from her telling me or rather redirecting me to open her blog because she's got something for me. And guess what I've got it's a HAPPY 101 badge. How so sweet dear.

I am not use in receiving something like this and it's my first time actually (but after this I got another award (Beautiful Blog Award) from heather that I also pass it to my fellow blogger that I find their blog beautiful). Life can change in an instant. Sometimes it's the result of a chance encounter, or the reading of a letter discovered at the bottom of a jewelry box...and sometimes it happens
over office supplies.”. Life changes can happens anywhere and everywhere now I believed. I've got lots of friends actually that I leave behind when I've change my country of residence. I became sad because I miss them all. Until I've renewed my blogging activities and look what I've found lots of friends that brightens my day. God was so good really when he closed a window he definitely open the doors. So now it's my turn to pass this badge of Happines to some of my friends and here they are check their blog if you have time they are highly recommended by me:
* Tami (Misc.Ramblings)
but before ending this post let me enumerate 10 things that makes me happy:
1. Definitely my children. I believed they are the reason of my existence.
2. My Husband for he is the reason of my happiness always.
3. Facebook for keeping me connected to my love ones and friends.
4. TV for it keeps me relaxing. Specially for the whole day of being a referee.
5. Weekends Malling with my family.
6. Watching movie I download on the net before bed time with the kids.
7. A kiss from my Lovi. It makes my day.
8. A relaxing nap with my husband during his breaks.
9. Blog walking definitely because I've learned a lot of things and sometimes accidentally I've read post that makes me happy.
10. Comments from a fellow bloggers and friends that makes my entire day fulfilling.

My 1st Award ever

I was wondering how bloggers got their awards. I thought that having an award I should have the best of the best blog in the world wide web and I think I still have lots of work to do to be one of those best blog around circulating . Though I know to get some of those bloggers awards you really have to work hard to get as many votes as possible. Not until Mommy Heather of I'd Rather be Changing diaper leave a message telling me she's got something for me. Try checking her blog you will learn  a lot of things.

Here's what I've got from her, My first Blog Awards Whohoooooo feels so great when someone tried to recognize you. And it was really feel good because its about beautiful blogger award as if I won a beauty pagent hehehe Thanks a lot Mommy Heather

And now it's my turn to pass this award to other mommy blogger that I consider beautiful, but wait before that there's a rule to follow.

1. Thank & link the person that gave you the award. Done already ,but thanks again Mommy Heather
2. Pass this award onto 15 bloggers you’ve recently discovered and think are fantastic.
3. Contact said Blogs and let them know they’ve won.
4. State 7 things about yourself.

So here are the 15 blogs that I find them so beautiful in my eyes hehe.

So to all of you congratulations!! you deserve it. And to all my readers check their blogs I'm sure that you're gonna love them and learned so much from their blog just like me. Ohh and lastly I have to state 7 things about me, mmmm so I have to share something from me.Okey to start with:

1. I am Librarian by profession, so books are my passion. That is why I cried a lot when we moved from another country because I have to leave my collections behind. So if anybody wants to donate books for my little ones I will be so grateful for that hehehe...

2. I am Thyroid Cancer survivor and I am so proud of it...Life is what we made never know until when we are going to stay here so we better do everything we want that make us happy and others happy (win win situation hehe).

3. I dream to become so famous one day, like a movie star hehe. But God has a different plan for me I guess. So here I am portraying different roles a mother to my children, A wife and friend to my husband, cook, dishwasher, teacher, referee, cleaner etc. etc. hehehe.

4. I love my family more than anything else in the world. I can live without any material things but without my family damn I am nothing.

5. I am a late bloomer I fell in love at the age of 26 and only now that I am enjoying every bit of my husband. I believed in whirlwind courtship because my husband courted me only for a month, we jive and ola the next month were on and marry each other and we are already married for 10 years and still counting.

6. I am a mother of 3 wonderful children 2 boys and a girl. I love being a mother but I hate being a referee especially when they began hurting each other.

7. and lastly I just love blogging recently. Meeting lots of interesting and kind people on the net made me hook up on my laptop the whole day. So there you have it, hope we will see each other again on the net. To my recipient congrats again and God Bless.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Valentines day was so memorable to me. Not only because each valentines day my husband send me a wonderful bunch of flowers, but also its my eldest son another life anniversary. Today was the 2nd year of another life anniversary of my eldest child Dale.

Dale present day

Another life because last 2 years ago something happened to him that if not for God providence I believed, he will never be with us anymore. He was only 5 1/2 years old then. He was in Pre School Kinder. His teacher didn't informed us that there was a valentine celebration and there will be no classes. At his age I never thought that he remember every single portion of his way back home. I am working at that time and my husband was already working overseas so my mother was the soul caregiver of my children when I am not around. Since no one informed my mom that there will be no classes, she ask favor to one of our neighbor to send her grandchild (my son) to school since the private service was not yet arriving and she thought it was already late. Our neighbor who has valentine date at that time but shy not to attend my moms favor just drop and leave my son at the front door of their school, not knowing that there's nobody around because the celebration was already done. You know what my son did? He went back home alone walking 3-4 kilometers with heavy bag on his back. Try to imagine a 5 years old boy walking alone in the road with lots of jeepney, trucks and different vehicle along the way. My mother was crying when I arrived home that night. She told me to thank God for guiding my son along the way, and the minute I've heard what happened I hug my son as if I don't want him to let go. Sometimes there were incident in our life that can change us forever. And I believed that God was really there always watching us from above. One month before that incident happened, my mother-in-law which influence so many things in my life died of stroke. It was a sudden death and it was the saddest moment in our family specially to my husband but after that incident I've realized that she was still around and no reason to be sad because from then on I believed that we already have one angel in our family up there watching us and guiding us with the lord. And from that incident I believed that my son can handle wisely with what ever situation he may be in. I am now more confident to my son.

Inspiring quotes

This is what I like about the internet, the searching, browser, blogging and everything about technology. It gives me so many reason to uplift my spirit just by a click of a mouse...Quotes are something that can lighten our day just by reading it, and just want to share this quote for you though kind a long but it is worth reading...

"As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You'll have your heart broken and you'll break others' hearts. You'll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you'll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you've never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone's hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don't be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back. ----Author Unknown

Wonderful isn't?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Truly Rich

There were a time in my life that I had to decide something beyond my comfort zone. For the betterment of my family specially for my kids. Sometimes we love changes and sometimes we hate it. Sometimes it really takes a lot of courage to leave something familiar and try something new. Why is change difficult for most of us? Because most of us was scared to move out of our comfort zones. Though most people are not totally happy and successful, yet they continue to do the same things over and over hoping someday things will get better or will be different. I am reading now one of Bo Sanchez best seller book (for those who doesn't know him one of the best spiritual leader in the Philippines) and the title of the book was "8 Secrets of the truly Rich (try reading it,  it was highly recommended I was not paid though but learn so much from this book). We have to admit it, most of us or maybe not all of us wanted to be rich at one point in our lives. This book is great for those who wanted to get rich financially and spiritually. The book teaches individual's how to create material wealth and gain spiritual abundance at the same time. Is it possible? because according to most of the poor people money was the root of all evil. Yes it is possible. Because according to this book, we are the product of our thoughts, choices and habits. And talking for these thoughts, choices and habit. I thought of giving my blog something new, so I choose to put signature at the end of every post and it has my new badge so you can put it in your blog if you want and I will be so grateful for that and blogging now became my habit because I'm learning so many things and it feels good when someone commented or leave a message or just blog walking on your page. Now I am already learning something from this book hehehe. By the way for those who wanted to learned how to put personalize and live signature on their blog I am sharing you this because I believed in paying forward hehehe. Just go to this website (Mylive signature) and viola you already have your personalize and live signature just like this....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentines Day Origin and Some Tips

Couples Day, Hearts Day, Lovers Month etc.etc.or simply Valentines day for most of Us. For sure lots of couple will be celebrating this events with lots of luxurious gift for their love ones. But do you know where valentines day really came from? It was all started in Ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday to honor Juno, Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. The Feast of Lupercalia started the next day.Saint Valentine was the ancient saint name after the valentines day which derives from the word VALENS which means worthy, nothing is known for this saint except his name and that he was buried at the Via Flaminia north of Rome on February 14 , since then they've started celeberting February 14 as Valentines day. And since I myself really love to celebrate Vday with my love ones but don't have any material gift that I can give specially to my husband so I thought of some simple and inexpensive gifts and ways to celebrate Valentine's Day.

* Make a Valentine card out of some scrap materials you can find in your home.

*Cook something special (dinner maybe) for the whole family

* Write a love letter that will surely melt his/her heart.

* Leave a message to all of his/her social network like friendster, facebook, tumbler, multiply etc. this 8 letter word "ILOVEYOU" or some lovable quote.

* Give him/her foot or back massage.

* Make Some Romantic Music Video for him/her like this one.

There are still a lot of Valentine's Day money saving tips that you can add if you want too. But for now these are some of the tips that I can share. Some information on where and how Valentines Day started it's celebration. Happy Midweek to all. Valentines Countdown ( 4 ) days to go before the V day celebration.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Earn Friendship instead of Cash

Lately I became serious in blogging. Not because of anything else but because I wanted to earn extra cash (without spending any penny) since I don't have job anymore. I never thought that the outcome was the thing I've never imagine. I've earned more that what I've expected that lead me to a fulfilling life. I've gained lot's of friends (though not as many as thousand but they are all blessing to me one way or the other). A lot of interesting people and I just wanted to say thank you to all of them. If my friends still remember my post about the "Not also a Coincidence". There was really no coincidences in this world. I believe knowing all this nice people on the net was a big blessings to me. They lifted my spirit by means of their comments and greetings. Every morning I was addicted to open my blog because I am longing to see another new faces on my friends list and there was new everytime, that made my day. Considering that they don't know me but they became interested or maybe they are just curious who I am. Whatever their reason was I am still so thankful. To my MBC (Moms Blogger Club) group thanks a lot for accepting me. I found my Niche already whether I will earn or not knowing you and learning from your post was more than money can buy. To my early followers thanks for following me even nothing interest you on my site, still you added me to your friends list promise you always have my loyalty hehe...

Just wanted to add this quote from Albert Schweitzer, A German medical missionary, Musician and Philosopher once said "It is not enough to merely exist. It's not enough to say. I'm earning enough to support my family. I'm a good father, husband, churchgoer. That's all very well, but you must do something more. Seek always to do some good somewhere" I already found that somewhere. It doesn't matter where you are as long as you are willing to learned and help others you can inspired and gain friends. So I am changing my welcome remarks now Thanks Swati for liking my welcome remarks now I believed you are not an accidental visitors and no one was hehehe...Thanks again and God Bless.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Not Also a Coincidence

I know sometimes we are asking so many questions. Trying to find solution to many problems but God really move in mysterious ways. While I was thinking about my life which there are still some things that I do not understand. Things that I wanted to regret, things that I hope it would not happen but it does happened. Looking at my two boys while they are doing their origami stuff thinking what they will become in the future, fears that I may not give them the proper nurturing. I was afraid that, what if they grew up not the way I wanted to be. In Jeremiah 1:5 wrote "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you". Quoted from this blog Headwind Canoe reading his blog was not a coincidence I know and reading this post by you was not also a coincidence maybe. Yes everything was plan, before long time ago, to him it was all plan. It was not a coincidence why we are all here. There is a reason, a season for everything. Maybe it was not my season now, or maybe there is a reason why.

You know better than I

I thought I did what's right
I thought I had the answers
I thought I chose the surest road
But that road brought me here

So I put up a fight
And told you how to help me
Now just when I have given up
The truth is coming clear

If this has been a test
I cannot see the reason
But maybe knowing I don't know
Is part of getting through

I try to do what's best
And faith has made it easy
To see the best thing I can do
Is put my trust in you

I saw one cloud and thought it was a sky
I saw a
bird and thought that I could follow
But it was you who taught that
bird to fly
If I let you reach me will you
teach me

For You know better than I
You know the way
I've let go the need to know why
I'll take what answers you supply
You know better than I

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

LOVE is in the AIR

Valentines day is fast approaching. Expressing our love means not only during valentines. We should nurture our relationship if we want it to last forever and according to experts relationship has a cycle.

* In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse/partner. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their unconventional behavior or habit. Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn't have to do anything. That's why it's called "falling" in love...

* After a few years of excitement love fades. It's the natural cycle of every relationship. Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother touch is not always welcome only when it happens, and your spouse's bad habits, instead of being cute, drive you nuts.

* The 3rd Stage was the symptoms of breaking down, at this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, "Did I marry the right person?" and as you and your spouse reflect on the excitement of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when marriages or relationship breakdown. People blame their spouse/partner for their unhappiness and look outside their marriage/relationship for fulfillment. According to experts again extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, excessive TV, or abusive substances and temporarily you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Read this carefully because I read it over and over again because i want my relationship to last forever.


Love is indeed a decision not just a feelings.

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