Wednesday, November 26, 2008

In just two more weeks...

WE ARE COMING HOME!!! Yes, I can't wait!

Thank you, Lord for what You've done and all that You're going to do for us and in the ministry. It was a great time of ministry we experienced. Thank You.

I'm excited for Christmas in the Philippines. There's no place like home.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Announcement

For all interested parties:

We've finally updated the Dreamers' blog until early September. Please do visit us if you may. Thanks!

[For my "regular" visitors:

I'm actually in hiatus right now... I'm on a mission trip here in the United States and I could hardly go on the internet except to check my email once or twice a week. I apologize. However, the Dreamers' blog is where we try to update what's going on in our team and ministry. Thank you.

I miss blogging here!]

Pinay

Almost two more months to go...

Time flies. Little did we know that we've already spent almost four months of our lives here in the United States. In a matter of weeks, we'll be going back home! I can't wait!

I had so many great experiences while we're here. So many "first time(s)". It's fun.Most of all, it's a blessing and a privilege to be part of this ministry.

I give all the glory and honor to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

bertdey-bertdeyan (Birthday)

Okay, so nagbertdeyan na nga ako dito. Actually, masaya naman. Akalain mo na ipag-order pa ako ni Ate Junice ng pancit at may padala pang pizza ang Filipiniana’s Delight. Si Bro. Mark naman, ipinag-bake ako ng kanyang famous chocolate cake—plus 19 lit candles. Wala na halos mapwestuhan! Sus, kung sakali pala at kasya, baka nga 26 candles pa yung nasa ibabaw ng cake!

Nung umaga, sinamahan namin si Sonia sa Seton Hospital. Okay naman ang result ng test niya; her tumor did not grow for the last two years. No threat. Amen.

Tumataba na ko dito. Well, at least, I gained more than a couple of pounds. Sige na nga, lima na since we came. Puro sa braso naman napupunta.

Anong bago now that I’m a year older? Regular kami nagwo-walking around Lake Merced (5 miles) everyday (Mondays-Fridays). Halos familiar na nga yung mga nakakasalubong naming eh. Lumalabas kami around 6 am. Natatapos ko on the average: one hour & 15 minutes.

Matagal na akong di nag-a-update. Nagjo-journal naman kasi ako kaya documented lahat ng nangyayari dito. Day 68 na yata today. Ang nakakalungkot lang, saying yung SIM card ko. Dinala ko kasi; nawala sa loob ko na di ko na mag-e-expire yun dito. Sayang talaga.

Wala na akong masabi pero marami aong iniisip. Pasensya na, di ako makapa-English right now; it’s safer this way. I miss blogging.
I wish to say this in English but right now, I would be writing in Filipino:


Hindi ko maintindihan pero atubili ako. Iba kasi lagi ang feeling kapag nase-seminar ka. Siguro, ganun din yung impression ng mga bata dito pag napapatawag sa Principal’s office. Ako, apat na beses na yatang nase-seminar for the same “offense”. Nanghihina ako after every meeting. Kasi, kahit wala naman akong ginagawang mali, pakiramdam ko lagi akong may kasalanan tuwing mase-seminar. Hay. Malinaw naman na hindi ako ang problema; at hindi rin naman ako sinisisi, pero, nakakapanghina pa rin ang kausapin nang ganun. “Shake it off, Len, shake it off!”

Friday, July 18, 2008

Away from home

Hi everyone! It's been 30 days since the first time we set foot on Cali-land this year. A lot of things had happened--and is happening and is expected to happen-- but for everything, we give Glory and Thanks to God! God is faithful and we are just overwhelmed by His goodness and work in the ministry. Even the people and circumstances that we encounter everyday; all seemed to be part of His wonderful plan.

i think it wont be long before i can officially claim to have gained weight. ironically, most of the time, i'm cooking when nobody invites us to eat somewhere else. anyway, i still believe my 97-pound weight since i first got here is no more.

i think time flies fast. nonetheless, there's one thing for sure: i miss home.

i'm doing great and so is the rest of the team. Thank God. please remember us in prayer.

May the name of the Lord be exalted in our lives everyday. May you be blessed more than you can imagine through Christ Jesus our Saviour. Take care.

Len

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Check the Dreamers!

Hello bloggers!

i might not be able to update my personal blog religiously now but you can hear about what's going on with me and the team in our blog: The Dreamers. I linked it here on my blog beside my other theme blogs. hope you can give us a visit. God bless!

Pinay

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Check us out here!

This blog is our "official" update section for our trip in the US. It's called, The Dreamers. Here's the address:

http://thedreamers08.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Now in the US

This is the second day of our stay in the U.S. Tonight we'll minister at a youth group in a church here in Daly City. Next week we'll be in Sacramento to attend a conference.

I'm being religious with my journal because it's more accessible for me to update than to sign in everytime. If i have lots of time, i will try my best to update.

God is very good to us. We have a nice place to stay and the Lord is showing us a lot of favors everyday. We'll stay here for six months. Please remember us in prayer.

Thanks. God bless!

Len

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

Long live the Philippines!

Today, we commemorate our 110 years of independence. We salute and honor our beloved heroes who laid down their lives for our freedom. Thank you for your selfless sacrifices and genuine love for our country. I hope that we give justice to what you have done for us.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

God is faithful.

I could cry (out of joy) just thinking of God’s goodness in my life… in our life. Thank you, Lord. I received another miracle today. You are awesome, Lord. Thank You and I honor You.

I've been praying for God's miracle for us in this time. And He granted my prayer. Thank you, Lord. I didn't doubt it and He blessed me more than I expected! He has perfect timing. Thank you, Father. This is the year of God's favor! Amen!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A day made early

I decided to wait across the gasoline station by the diversion road for the bus going to work. Not more than five minutes later, I saw the bus and found a good seat. (Two things: I didn’t wait for nearly two hours to get a ride plus I didn’t have to suffer standing on the bus with people from all sides bumping on me.) As the bus rolled, some more passengers came in, until more than a handful had to stand. Then clambed a lady with three children: one boy, around seven or eight; a girl, about five; and a toddler, not more than two years old whom she carries in her arms. There were no more seats available and without second thoughts, I called her attention, stood up and gave her my seat. There were several men with (good) seats who chose to ignore the lady and her kids. I don’t have the heart to see mothers standing especially if I could do something about it. Before I got off the bus she thanked me at least twice. And her smile was enough to make my day.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

DC ROCKS!!!!!

MY DAVID WON !!!
MY DAVID WON !!!
GO COOKIES!!!!
WOOHOO!!!

THIS IS PHENOMENAL!!!
I LOVE DAVID COOK!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! GOD BLESSES THE GOOD SOUL!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

May

The start of the month is simply very special and memorable. On May 1st, we had our all-church swimming. A lot of my church mates joined and enjoyed the day of fellowship. It was so much fun! The little ones had all the excitement as well. Everybody loves the water. It was a thrilling, awesome day. Thank God for a beautiful day of fellowship with the brethren.

May 4th was Tatay’s 62nd birthday. We really made the most of the day. Our church mates came and celebrated with us. It was truly a blessing. My sister-in-law from the north came home and brought our youngest niece, Althea. She’s such a character! Ate Ester is really good in the kitchen. I was tasked to manage the kitchen had she not been around. God is all-knowing and sent her. Haha! Everybody brought his/her appetite! It was a blessed day.

May 4th was also Oscar (De La Hoya)’s non-title bout against Steve Forbes. Since we had an occasion at home, I wasn’t able to watch the entire match. I had a good view on the later rounds nonetheless. It was a unanimous decision. I’m (very) glad that he won especially that it was held in LA, his hometown—in a football stadium of 27,000 seating capacity. He said he’s preparing for two more bouts before the year closes: one in September, a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and in December, versus Miguel Cotto.

In the afternoon, brethren from Friends of Jesus International Ministries in Makati came and had an outreach at church. They also distributed Old and New Testament Bibles.

Sunday evening was the most exciting time for me. My friends from the MYF came to greet Tatay. Kuya Arnel, Red and Apple came!!! We had so much fun. We stayed in the kubo and chatted a lot! I had time to really TALK with them. I miss having just plain friends’ day with the group. It was unfortunate that Ate Marie did not make it. We will schedule a get-together before we leave for the States.

On Wednesday will be Jai’s birthday. I’m still thinking how to give her a blast.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What’s up and coming?

  • We have an all-church swimming day on May 1st. I’ll be going home tonight for that.
  • It’s Tatay’s birthday on Sunday. We’ll be hosting lunch at home. I invited a few friends to come over. I hope Apples can make it.
  • I’m planning to experiment on a new dish. Finally found a recipe on the net. If it goes well, I promised to cook some for my officemates. Wish me well.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Reminiscence

I'm trying to recall some of the major accounts of "our [my] life" in my Filipino blog, not only for nostalgia but also, because those times magnify the goodness of God in our family. Looking back relives the memories and emotions in every event. But above all, it was a testimony of God's faithfulness and love.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Upset Tummy

I went to work this morning and right before I could get off the jeepney, the attack started. I literally dragged myself to walk an extra 50 meters and get to the second floor of our building to find our office. It was so painful. My officemates readily look for something to ease the pain: Tita Nors and Ate Lyj went out to buy some meds; Cha gave the pink stuff from RB; I had to drink hot water, etc. I thank God that by this hour, I am well already. Thank you, Lord. And thank you, guys.

Friday, April 18, 2008

something funny today

I saw something funny today on my way to work and thought of submitting it to Reader’s Digest site. After I clicked the “Submit” button, here’s what appeared on my screen:

Thank you, Arlene!
Your submission makes 20,918,366 jokes, quotes and funny true stories received to date.
So far we've paid $25,424,875 to RD readers! If we decide to publish your submission, we'll send you a check!

famous??!

It’s like a routine for me in the morning to check my mails and some sites where I have personal accounts at. I checked one this morning and found out that there is this article about US visa application that linked my blog specifically quoting one of my entries. Whoah! No wonder my visitor counter has been shooting up lately. Anyway, hello there!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Something to ponder

My nieces are watching the cartoons Spongebob when I came in. The characters are talking about getting rid of something that was 'special' to Spongebob. I like what the Krusty Krab owner told Spongebob:

"Sometimes, we have to set things free even if it's hard." ~ Mr. Krabs

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Manifesting emotions

I believe there is always a reason for change. It may lead for the better, sad if it’s for the worse. But there are reasons. At least one.

Anyway, I cut my hair. Short. Why? I have three things:
1. It’s long. I always wear my hair long but now it’s been LONG. I had my haircut two weeks ago but it didn’t seem to make any difference. This time, it’s different.
2. It’s hot. Summer is simply getting into the lifestyle of people. At least shorter hair may lessen the heat for me.
3. I made a tough decision recently. How many of you know that one unique reason why women cut their hair is decision making? Yup. It’s an emotional thing besides anything physical. It was really tough for me, emotionally-draining, that I had to resolve into cutting my hair—short. I thank God that it’s over and that He favored us and made everything clear. Thank you, Lord.

Well, just blogging.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

In Memory of Nanay

Today is my mother's 58th birthday.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

lost post

This entry should be posted here instead.

A happy weekend

Happiness is a general feeling I have whenever I go home. But this weekend was more than just being happy, it’s matched with joy and gladness. I got home early on Friday and took my nieces to have their hair cut. It was a lot of fun bonding with the kids. Everybody liked her specific style. Cute!

On Saturday at practice, we tried a different setup for worship leading. I asked Mac and Aina each to sing solo. Plus we had all the singers upfront facing the congregation. It didn’t take a lot of adjustment. Plus the instrumentalists were good.

On worship day, the first thing in the program was the tambourine dance presentation of the little girls. Oh, I should have recorded that! It was awesome. Especially seeing the little ones enjoying their dance offering to the Lord. It really sticks to memory. And their planning on doing more of those. Good job, teachers!

In the afternoon, we watched a series of Filipino fighters in WBO matches. All of them won!

Sunday night was our meeting at the MYF office. God has showed me another miracle that night. Praise the Lord. Talk about that more on my Leadership blog.

Monday is my extra day-off. Yes, I did the laundry. But I’m glad I did.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Long Weekend Break

I'm heading home now to Malolos. It's exciting because I get to enjoy a long weekend again--Monday is a holiday. I hope to rest a bit this weekend. Anyhow, I get a feeling I'm gonna work on some housechores waiting for me. Oh boy....

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday, 31st

Oh, I just realized, today is the last day of the month, and the last day of first quater 2008...
--
This morning, I was on my way to the bus station when the trike passed by a familiar face. In a split second I recognized the face—Kuya Julius! I instantly waved at my favorite cousin, who, I guess, decided to visit home for summer. Now, I want to go home too and have a chat with him!

As usual, buses on a Monday morning were like raindrops in the desert. After waiting under the heat of the sun for nearly 35 minutes, I jumped onto the first bus that came and suffered the “sardines-formation.” I was carrying an extra bag plus umbrella, which made it a lot harder for me to grab the railings. Being a passenger for several years, experience and observation taught me that inside a jam-packed (standing-room only) bus, you’ll find that 70 percent of the people standing are women; 30-40 percent of them are 50s and up. Disappointing but true. Anyhow, there are instances when “a gentleman” happens to be on the same bus and humbly offers his seat. However, that doesn’t happen everyday; at least not today.

The summer sun really dries us up. Ang init!!! (So hot!!!) The same reason I’m so determined to work on the laundry at home. I have just declared an all-out war against dirty clothes. When I’m through, my next battlefield will be the bedrooms.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Godmother

Yesterday we went north to Tarlac City where my eldest brother’s family lives. It’s Geng’s graduation day. I have always called her “anak” which means “my child” since she is my niece and goddaughter. And I think I was even more excited than my brother and sis-in-law given the fact that our third-generation “first born” so-to-speak is graduating.

All of us drove there except Tan and Archie who had their final exams scheduled the same day. Instead, Wally and Fati came along. Tatay made some rice cakes (kalamay) while Ate brought spaghetti. It was a smooth, almost three-hour trip.

It was really nice to see the girls again. This was also the first time for me to see our youngest niece, Althea. She is such a character!

As always, I play the photographer part in the group. One thing is observable: if you hold the camera, you’re not in the picture. Anyway, I enjoyed every shot especially when my girl is in it.

And like icing on the cake, Geng had a surprise for all of us. We didn’t know she’ll be given a medal of excellence. How about that? So Kaka climb up the stage and received the medal with Geng. After the occasion, my nieces came home with us to Bulacan for the summer break.

On our way home, Geng said, "Ninang (godmother), your gift to me is a swimming outing for us this summer!" Everybody answered, "Yay!" O-oh! So, we have three little children running around the house starting today, and myself preparing for a summer getaway for the children.

Monday, March 24, 2008

I'm back

I'm back in the office after an extended (Holy Week) holiday break. Tomorrow, we will be heading to Tarlac City. It's Geng's graduation day and I don't want to miss it. She's my goddaughter.

--

My passport was delivered on Saturday. Kuya Arnel and I both got a 10-year visa. Amen!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Success!

Yesterday was the interview at the US Embassy. They approved our application. I, sort of, enjoyed the conversation with the consul. She didn't even ask a single document. This time they granted me a multiple-entry visa. Gee...

Thank you for praying for us. Praise the Lord for His goodness.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Updates...

Bank statement----check.
Church letter-------check.
Employer letter----check.
ITR----------------check.
ID pics-------------on Saturday.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Power of Appreciation

This morning, I received an email from a friend professor from FSU. He asked if I had a copy of a file I made for him two years ago. A couple of hours later, I was reading his letter of thanks. It was enough to make my day. He wrote:
“This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much. You are a gem! I hope Ma’am Lily (my boss) knows how valuable you are.”

Gee… nobody ever called me " a gem" before. Hehe... Thanks, Sir RB!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

LIFE IN THE 1500s - Interesting!

We were told in high school, "When you learn, you share." Here's what I learned today. (Courtesy of JVA's mail)
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.

Here are some facts about the 1500's:

1. Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

2. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."

3. Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip off the roof. Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

4. There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

5. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying "dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entranceway. Hence the saying a "thresh hold." (Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

6. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme, "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old."

7. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat."

8. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

9. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or "upper crust."

10. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a "wake."

11. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a "bone-house" and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift") to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be "saved by the bell" or was considered a "dead ringer."

And that's the truth... Now, whoever said that History was boring ! ! ! Educate someone...Share these facts with a friend.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Poem

I had an urge to write a poem this morning. Here’s the first draft:


Woman
By Pinay, 21 February 2008

Each morning I wake up hopeful of a better today;
Whispering prayers of trust and assurance,
Gearing myself with smile and pride,
Walking in faith armored with love.

I am the one at the corner
Tying the ends left undone.
Many times I stay in the shadows
To push on and make you shine.

My words can be as gentle as a cat.
Listen when I speak to understand my heart.
I can be daring, yes, you’ll be surprised
Though I certainly know when to subside.

I like flowers and details of sorts.
I can enjoy petty things like a pot of gold.
Do not think I’m unreasonable once I made up my mind.
The logic of my action is more than what it signifies.

I am the defender of order since time immemorial.
I won’t mind your business just make sure it’s done right.
Company is enjoyable; loneliness is hostile
But for solitude and serenity I would pay a price.

I am called in many names;
I know that for a fact.
Within this revered sight
A soul endures to bring life.

Favors are not what I intend to have;
Respect is what is due me.
Love defines who I am.
Time belongs to me.

You find me strong, yes, I am.
My heart is full of courage though marred with strife.
No, I am not selfish; I know my rights.
Sacrifice, if I may say, understates my role and act.

I don’t really mind how you sound; I want you to sing.
Make me laugh and I will consider your whims.
It may seem absurd but ‘I remember everything.’
Treat me as a princess and I will be like your queen.

Who am I?
I am a woman.

THIS SAYS IT ALL:



Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.

BUT.........


Sisters are there,
no matter how much time and how
many miles are between you.
A girl friend is never farther away
than needing her can reach.
When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you
have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life
will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on,
praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on
your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the
valley's end.
Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk
beside you...Or come in and carry you out.
Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters,
daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,
Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended
family, all bless our life!
The world wouldn't be the same without women, and
neither would I.
When we began this adventure called
womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or
sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we
would need each other.
Every day, we need each other still.
Pass this on
to all the women who help make your life meaningful.
I just did.


--Adapted

Monday, February 18, 2008

Weekend Delight

Friday. I went to the ‘Nights of Obsession’ at Turn to Jesus. It was nice to see a number of kids attending the first event of the year. Of course, it’s a joy to find my MYF family; though I was hoping a lot more were present. Anyway, here’s an exciting news: Ate Eugene and Kuya Danilo ARE GETTING MARRIED IN MARCH!!! YAY!!! We earlier thought it would be in April though. She gave me the Wedding invitation and expected 100% attendance from all the core. Now I’m busy thinking of what gift to give the couple. I think I can come up with something unique. Que Romantic!

XXX

We learned a new song at church on Saturday night. I love the music and lyrics. I just couldn’t keep myself from dancing! Pa ra ra rap pap pa ra rap pap pa….

XXX

Yesterday at Church, we had a post-Valentine gimmick. One of the games was themed like the game show “Game KNB?” or simply survival of the fittest. There were only two pairs left: Fati and myself; and Ate Adel and Nana Remi (?). The last question was to supply as many definitions of LOVE based on 1 Corinthians 13. Guess what? We Won!!! Haha! My prize which I brought here in my office is a cute d├ęcor with an inscription, “JESUS: Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.” Amen. I placed it next to the roses. XD

XXX

Ate is back. Tan has a new pair of shoes. The kubo is almost finished. Tatay is happy. The kids are enjoying themselves. I feel good after doing the cube. God is Awesome. Thank you, Lord.



XXX

Today: I successfully finished working on all six phases of the Rubik’s Cube.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Heart’s Day

Valentine’s Day is uneventful for me since time immemorial. I simply don't make a fuss out of it. Nonetheless, I’m happy for those who make this a special holiday.

This year’s Heart’s Day must have been the most accessorized one for me. Thoughtful PC sent me a card; sweet Biday gave me chocolates; I got flowers from our ever romantic Kuya Neil and “expecting!” some more later tonight (right, Aidz?!). I’m also quite sure Stephen will be generous enough to bring desert for dinner. But the best so far was the pre-Valentine lunchdate with the girls and our generous and charming Lolo, Sir Ben! How about that? Thanks, guys!

So, Happy Heart’s Day to all of you!

Cheers,

Pinay

The Kiss






(Photo taken at Lake Merced, Daly City, CA on May 10, 2007)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Six years today

It happened on the eve of Valentine’s Day: a Wednesday. It’s been six years since Nanay’s been with the Lord.

I miss you a lot Nay. I love you.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Pinay’s January

Last month has been rather exciting and memorable for me (with a little sarcasm).

On January 8, we had the centennial kick off here in the University. It was an awesome event. That very night, I accidentally burned my thighs with a cup of boiling chocolate drink. It was hot! Thank God I didn’t have to rush to the hospital.

About two weeks later, on the 27th, my brother and I were merrily riding a motorcycle going to my friend’s house for a visit. On the way, another motorcycle overtook the car on the opposite lane and crashed on us. Surprised, the man instantly jumped off his bike unharmed and let the thing hit us. Next thing you know, my brother and I were in the hospital waiting for the x-ray results of our arm and leg.

I had to be off work for several days because the wound on my foot was too deep; it was hard for me to walk. My brother didn’t miss any because his injury was on the arm. Anyhow, we are grateful to the Lord for sparing us from any serious injuries.

My brother is almost completely healed. I’m still on the healing stage. Tell you what, it hurts a lot! Ouch!

One thing I learned from all these: God always protects us and gives us strength in days of trial. He loves and cares about us. Thank you, Lord. Perhaps it’s about time I take a little rest and stay home.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

d' men


Ninong Obet, Pastor Aries & Tatay Daco

(Smiling at the back: Tita Josie, Jai, and the LJMP Family)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Coffee Prince

It's been a while now since I decided not to drink coffee as much as possible. It's either tea or choco/milk(?). But right now I'm so into KAPE (coffee) as my friends call it. Napupuyat ako sa panonood. Nakakatuwa ang prinsesa, aba, at talagang sa prinsipe pa rin ang bagsak. Isa lang ang masasabi: pagkagwapo naman talaga ng prinsipe na yun! When do I meet my prince? Haha!

Monday, January 07, 2008