Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Prayer Request

Honestly, the family's having some serious concerns right now. I pray for God's guidance and wisdom in our decisions. And Lord, for love to cover all struggles and win over the enemy's trap. I pray for openmindedness. I specifically pray that the Lord would give my father wisdom and spiritual strength. Amen.

I am asking your support and prayers. Many thanks.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

be a blessing

So I went home last night. It took me a while before I finally catch the bus.

It’s not raining but the weather’s quite cold. I had a good night sleep. I woke up and it was raining this morning. It gave me a hard time getting off my bed. Without a choice, I had to prepare for work.

I rode an fx (a mega taxi with 10-passenger capacity) and was seated on the passenger’s seat. I was the only passenger. That wouldn’t be good for the driver because the toll fee cost is equivalent to almost two-passenger fares. For some reason, nobody is heading to Manila. I prayed that we’ll have enough passengers to make it fair for the driver. It was good that before we climbed up to the expressway, all seats were filled up. Thank you, Lord.

Today, pray that you will be a blessing to everybody that comes your way. Good day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

IP Governance RTD

This post is work-related.

Yes! The RTD on IP Governance is over! (RTD is actually Roundtable Discussion; IP- Indigenous Peoples). We finished ahead of time (before 2pm, originally scheduled 9am-4pm). Now I’ve got to work on writing the documentation for this meeting.

Documenting an event is not an easy task, at least from my experience. It’s not merely transcribing what went on during the meeting; you have to put life and meat to the subjects discussed. Processing the data is already taking place here. You don’t simply hand the report, you make the report.

Ah, I feel so sleepy today. I’m going home tonight. Hopefully I’ll be out early this afternoon.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

bad dream

I’m feeling a lot better now than how I was this morning. I was flipped from bed by a bad dream around 4:30 am. I found myself almost (actually) shouting in anger. In my dream, this lad threw a big stone at my niece. He aimed at her head and was a perfect hit. I was really angered and was telling him not to do so but was too late. What made me more emotional is that this lad is actually troubling my sister today (in reality). On the other hand, I am totally bothered by missing my nieces who have been living away from us since May. Oh, I can hardly breathe when I wake up. Until this morning when I went to work, I’m still struggling to catch my breath.

Dear Lord, please make me feel better. And I pray that You’d always keep my love ones away from danger. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Friday, July 14, 2006


It’s Friday! The week’s gone too fast. I’ll be heading home later this afternoon.

Aidz is back! The family’s complete—at last. (Yay, Teeny!)

The weather’s not too friendly the last few days. There’s a typhoon (named Florita) and a lot of areas are badly affected. Classes were suspended yesterday and resumed today. I hope the weather will calm soon.

We watched Pirates of the Caribbean. AWESOME! Captain Jack Sparrow never disappoints me! You should see it. I liked every scene (oops, except the one with Elisabeth…o.o)

Bought a pair of rubber shoes for my little (now big) bro. Hope he likes it.

Ma'am Lily's back from Bangkok. Good!

Next week (at work), we have a roundtable discussion/Stakeholders’ Consultation/Workshop. Need to prepare for all those.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Monday fever..

Yup, FEVER. I almost caught one last night. I was alone in our apartment and not feeling well. The headache was really bad; I decided sleep would give remedy. After reading the Word and a prayer , I went off to bed. Praise God, this morning I'm perfectly well =)

It's the start of the week. I pray that this one's gotta be awesome! Hey, Aidz is coming home today! He's on the way....

My little bro said he found my blog... Haha... I guess it's no longer 'secret' after all...

Oops..and it's Ammie's bday today. Happy birthday, Ammie!

Have a wonderful week ahead everyone! God bless!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

This morning, Garie said we have specific assignments to write about for the monthly report. I did two and was able to submit it at once. After lunch, my boss called up to me and asked if all the reports were turned in. Then I remembered that one was left out. It was almost 2pm; and the report must be ready by 2pm for the Executive Committee meeting. I hurriedly came up with a short news on the subject. What’s making me a little ‘unhappy’(grumpy) is the thought that, as if I was the one responsible for not having the reports available on time, when in fact, I volunteered to write two topics (plus this one now) while the rest gets one each. This really makes me feel bad. I'm a little pissed off. Nakakainis. Parang wala man lang silang ginawa tapos ang dating, sa akin pa ang sisi.

Aidz: Listen!

I read this verse on Sir Keith's blog. Was really blessed.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says,
Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble. And on a cold night, two under the same blanket can gain warmth from each other. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (NLT)

Uwi ka na!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Happy Bday, Crem!

I went to Crem's house last Saturday for a simple birthday celeb. Only the closest friends were there. It was nice to see old friends again. We had dinner and so many songs lined up.

With me were peeps from high school; and now together as 'grown-ups'. Really good reminiscing. As if high school was just yesterday.

Valiant Warriors, True Gents

I have not enjoyed boxing in years until last Sunday. The bout, Mano A Mano (WBC Superfeatherweight Division Championship) at the Araneta Coliseum between my countryman Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Oscar Larios was really remarkable. I just love every second spent in the ring. Manny is a southpaw while Larios owns a strong right. The battle ended in a beautiful 12-round decision.

Everybody expects a glaring knock out win for Manny. However, it ended up a Decision still in favor of our champ. I’m happy for the win. But more than ever, I really admired the hearts of both Larios and Manny. As if they were best friends playing their sport. I personally don’t want Larios to fall—at least he will have a decent, honorable defeat—he remained standing. I gentleman should be given due honor and that’s what I want Larios to have after he stepped down from the ring.

Manny is the pride of our land. His charisma to the Filipinos is unbelievable. Not only because he constantly brings honor to the Philippines but because Manny carries a humble Filipino spirit. He started out as a young country lad fighter and transformed into a respected champion because of his discipline and determination. People from all walks of life love him dearly. He has always dedicated every bout to the people. And most of all, he always make it a point to unite the people even for just a single fight in the ring. Honestly, if there’s one thing that Filipinos would agree without any variance, that’s when they speak about Pacquiao.

Now, I want to give my admiration to the challenger, Oscar Larios. He is one-strong fist himself. Wow! I have always dreamed of seeing a fight like he did last Sunday. He’s very apologetic, a clean fighter, with great endurance, and simply a good person. He acknowledges blows from his opponent and even able to give a smile or a nod. No trace of a grumpy, fierce fighter at all. He is a gentleman. I know fighters can be like that. Thank you Larios for making me see one. He is a sweet father to four girls! Haha! Wonderful father I may guess!

I wanted to quote Larios’ interview after the fight, “I am 100% prepared for this fight—mentally and physically. I really wanted to defeat Manny. But at the end of the fight, I lost to a great champion.” He then thanked the people with his, “Salamat, Pilipinas!” (Thank you, Philippines). And the crowd roared with respect and gratitude. At that moment, it seemed as if he won the bout.

Manny is a true champion. Larios really had a hard time nailing his feet on the ground. He fell twice, one on the seventh round and the other, on the twelfth. But he managed to remain standing to the end. He is a good fighter himself.

I just wish I would always see a fight as clean and beautiful as this one. Boxing maybe a harsh sport, but that doesn’t mean you can not find gentlemen inside the ring.