Sunday, November 8, 2009
me and my group
people waiting for their turn....
me and Princess, daughter of our secretary......
me, Princess and Randell..bro and sis tandem....good job kids!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
When the night is gone
Will there be a dawn
To greet me urge me to go on
Is there no home for me
To even love again
Will there really be a morning
Or is this the end
Will there really be a sunrise when
The darkness dies
Will the strength to last'll be there
To fight the fears inside
The nights are so endless
Endless as it seems
Will there really be a morning or
Is this a dream
Days have come and days have passed
I wish the morning stayed
I pray that they would last
For in those mornings I
Could see what it meant to be free
Will there really be light again
When this tunnel fades
Will I reach out and touch it
Ir will I be afraid
I just hoped that
I'll still be there just that
I may see
Will there really be a morning to
Come for me
For in those mornings
I could see what it meant
To be free
Will there really be a morning to
Come for me?
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being
dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her
90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with
a veil pinned on it,like somebody out of a 1940s movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment
looked as if no one had
lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with
There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or
photos and glassware. 'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she
said. I took the suitcase to the cab, and then returned to assist the woman.
She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.
She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her. 'I just try
to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother treated'..
'Oh, you're such a good boy', she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me
an address, and then asked, 'Could you drive through downtown?'
'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly.
'Oh, I don't mind,' she said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice'.
I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. 'I don't have any
family left,' she continued. 'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I
quietly reached over and shut off the meter.
'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building
where she had once worked as an elevator operator.
We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when
they were newlyweds. She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl. Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a
particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
suddenly said, 'I'm tired. Let's go now'
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building,
like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.
Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were
solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her.
I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was
already seated in a wheelchair. 'How much do I owe you?' she asked, reaching into
'Nothing,' I said.
'You have to make a living,' she answered.
'There are other passengers,' I responded.
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly.
'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,'she said.
I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning
light. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life.
I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in
thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk.
What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to
end his shift?
What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked
once, then driven away?
On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in
We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.
But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully
wrapped in what others may consider a small one.
PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER
EXACTLY WHAT YOU
DID, OR WHAT YOU SAID, BUT THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW
YOU MADE THEM FEEL.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Five Golden Rules of the Doting Husbands
- Get home by 8 p.m.
- Eat dinner with your family.
- Say thanks to your wife for all that she does.
- Call your wife by name rather than saying "you" or grunting at her.
- Look your wife in the eyes when talking to her.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I would like to share these tips for a stay home mom like me especially in our present financial difficulties. It is a challenge that all moms must face sooner or later,preparing affordable meals that are at the same time good for the family's health.
Here they are:
Plan you meals
Always plan meals for the entire week,this makes shopping easier and prevents unnecessary spendings. Create a meal planner so you know ahead of time what food items you need to buy even before you go to the market.
Shop at a wet market
Looking for more affordable food items? Wet market is the best place,here you can make a lot of choices and can even bargain to the lowest price. Lots of choices too.
Eat home-cooked meals
Eating home-cooked meals is a lot cheaper than eating outside. Preparing food at home allows you to have complete control of the cooking process and the ingredients you put in your food. It also helps you estimate how much food you need to cook for the particular meal.
Reduce food waste
Before throwing out leftover foods,consider first how you can recycle them,convert in another more palatable meal or snacks. Just make sure that leftover foods are stored properly. Do not reheat food more than once, reheating destroys nutritional content of the food.
Grow your own
It is nice to take time and think of trying to plant in your backyard,let's go organic,that means more safer to eat.
It also develop bonding and camaraderie among your kids.
Eating healthy foods need not be expensive,once you learned careful meal planning,shopping,and cooking. It is much easier to give your family good,nutritious, and healthy food while following your budget.
Monday, July 27, 2009
This is a usual day for me, waking up every 3:00am Monday thru Friday. For 21 years of being a full time mother,in general i am enjoying it. Although sometimes i feel tired of doing the same things all the time,24/7. There are times that i feel i am not effective anymore as a mother,because at times kids act differently to what i am saying or negating what i want them to do, or maybe it is also the dynamic world that affects their attitudes(still justifying),i am not sure of course. But don't get me wrong, i am a liberated mother only that whenever i need to scold them for wrongdoing i do so. I am their best friend i think, we can talk about anything under the sun.
Wheeew! change the topic,lol. Yesterday just when i got home, i opened my email and i got a good news regarding my ongoing application to Canada,my employer promised to work on the documents needed to submit to the Canadian embassy here in Manila. These are the only ones needed to know the verdict,lol. So this keeps me inspired and less stressful day ahead for me now,again keep praying for me friends, thank you so much.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
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just sharing all these thoughts today.....nice to be reflected upon.
We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck... But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.
American journalist (1941 - )
All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.
M. C. Richards
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)
Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
Saint Teresa of Avila (1515 - 1582)
If you observe a really happy man, you will find... that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours each day.
W. Beran Wolfe
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
US author & poet (1928 - )
The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good. Your lover couldn't have seen [these qualities] in you, even temporarily, if they weren't part of your essential being.
Martha Beck, O Magazine, February 2003
When you helped somebody, right away you were responsible for that person. And things always followed for which you were never prepared.
Martha Brooks, True Confessions of a Heartless Girl
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
John Barrymore (1882 - 1942)
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Happiness uplifts me
Happiness fills my heart, my mind, and my soul
Happiness gives me the strength I need
Happiness is a good feeling that enters my mind each day
Happiness takes my sadness away
Happiness fills my eyes with joy
Happines makes me excited and thrilled
Happines warms my heart and soul each day
Happiness gives me a sense of relief each day
Happiness welcomes me each morning when I get up
Happiness can be seen in my eyes
You always give me the courage to go on, find your way to make me happy.
Thank you so much my love!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Good day to all my friends here at blogland,you might wondering what i am doing all this time. From being absent from our haven(that is what i call it). I have not mentioned to you about my another baby....the foundation which i have recently joined,new for it was only running for 9mos now. I am one of the officers so, given this big responsibility, i am obliged to do my duties.
Let me give you first an insight how and what this foundation is all about. This is an organization mainly formed thru forum called POEA forum(PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS AND EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION) an agency which facilitates our citizens who wish to go abroad and work. Since i am one of the aspirants so i came to know this forum. From this forum you will meet people who are already out of the country who likes to help those aspiring to work abroad. Help in terms of advises and tips onced you get to your destinations and other things. Then,from there a foundation was formed it is called PINOY FORUMERS SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS INC.(PINOY is a colloquial term for FILIPINOS). Even before it was officially registered in the SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION we are already giving donations to the benificiaries, we've done it to school,we donated chairs, tables, trash bins,blackboards and electric fans. Another one was in a house for the abandoned children and for girls who were abused physically,mentally and sexually. We donated some of their personal needs and among other things.
You might again wondering where we get our funds.Considering the facts that the things being donated requires a large amount of money. The money is being donated by our members who are working abroad or even for non-members who are willing to share their blessings. If we are going to have an upcoming project we tell them, then we start asking for help. I salute them for their great contributions to make all our projects feasible. Considering the fact that we have not seen each other personally, only on the net. That is how they trusted the organization. I am so proud of these people!
Recently, July 11, 2009, we had our first grand reunion of all the officers and other members too. Our chairwoman came home from United Arab Emirates to personally meet us and plan for another project.
I am praying that this will be another fruitful one. Sharing some of the pictures during the grand reunion.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I would like to give tribute to my everdearest husband.
Today is your special day.
I want to thank you for all your sacrifices.
You are my strength, my shock absorber,my power and my life, without you, i am nothing. With you i feel secured and feel all things are easy to handle.
For you nothing seems impossible,you always make things easy.
Thank you for loving me.
Thank you for always making me special
Thank you for taking care of me
Always be with you till the end,I LOVE YOU!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
>There was a time when I couldn’t go on,
when nothing was right and all were gone.
I stared at nothingness with no will to fight,
I have to give up, I know I was right.
Everybody seems to desert me’coz no one was left,
Nobody heard me, to my shouts they were deaf.
How could I go on, how could I stay?
When they were all gone, when they all went away.
Life was empty, it was dark and cold,
Who will warm me to life? To my hands who will hold?
Who will push me when I’m tired? Who will catch me when I fall?
Who will listen to my woes? Who will answer when I call?
No one will ‘coz no one stayed,
They all went away, they all have fade.
It was a time when my life was black,
but you came along and you help me come back.
You taught me to love again,
you taught me to live again.
You were all smiles and soft tender words,
You freed me from my murky past, freed me like a bird.
I came across this poem today, i just though this is nice to have it posted here and share.
I would like to dedicate this one also to my husband,lover,mentor and best friend. Thank you for being always there for me. Thank you for the guidance,prayers, patience and understanding for my mood swings.
This is not my Father's day tribute yet,lol. I LOVE YOU!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I hope i am not yet late on greeting you on this very special occasion. You called me over the phone to greet me, felt ashamed because whenever we have an occasion you will be the first to greet and you make me feel guilty.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
While i am busy reviewing, problems come here and there..... yesterday my youngest son Kevin has diagnosed with kidney infections, i don't understand much of all those medical terms told by his pediatrician. I am trying very hard to comprehend all those terms. He got high fever and blood stains in his urine, and few lymph nodes on the left side of his neck. So i had to rushed him to the hospital,it was alarming! He underwent some laboratory tests....urine, blood and lung x-rays now he is at home for observation and medication, and be back on wednesday for a follow up check up and another laboratory tests. I hope and pray the medicines will respond.
I am closely monitoring him, and i am glad he acts normally and seems not sick at all, still hyperactive, not heeding the advise of his pedia......he is a kid indeed! Somehow it is also a relief for me it is less stressful. Get well soon my baby! I LOVE YOU!!!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I am busy preparing for my upcoming exam at the embassy of Canada,this is what i am waiting for barely a year now. I hope i can make it so i can eventually go and work there.