Sunday, October 17, 2010

HE - The Man of My Life

He’s my angel, my love, my life
He makes me happy... he makes me silly
He brings out the best in me
And loves me completely

He’s the most gorgeous man for me
He’s smart and witty
He’s cool, humorous and lovely
He’s affectionate and a real sweetie
Though at times He's moody... (like me) :)
Well that's just too petty.

I love him for who he is, was and will be
And loving him wholly.
Appreciating and loving what we have, what we don’t have and will never have...
For having US is enough for problems to go beyond.

Coz' I didn’t love him because he has this or that
I love him, the real him... and with the REAL SELF he bared
And this love that we have is surely the greatest treasure that nothing in this world could ever compare...

I love you so much GAMA!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Short Term Plan

I have already submitted my resignation and my last day would be on the 9th of August. Although I haven't received any offers yet, here is a list of the things that I wanna do once I get my freedom.

1. Catch up with my family and some good friends whom I haven't seen for the past monthsss
2. Enroll in a training class (Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 preferably developing and designing)
3. Prepare to my next journey in life. (to be employed in a prestigious company overseas)

I hope I could accomplish all these and may God grant what my heart's desire... Be God my guidance and strength. Let Your will be done oh dear God.

Can't wait! I'm so excited! Yeey! :D



"m gonna miss u GAMA... loveu"

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Greatest Advice

Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life

Don't date because you are desperate.
Don't marry because you are miserable.
Don't have kids because you think your genes are superior.
Don't philander because you think you are irresistible.

Don't associate with people you can't trust.
Don't cheat. Don't lie. Don't pretend.
Don't dictate because you are smarter.
Don't demand because you are stronger.

Don't sleep around because you think you are old enough & know better.
Don't hurt your kids because loving them is harder.
Don't sell yourself, your family, or your ideals.
Don't stagnate!

Don't regress.
Don't live in the past. Time can't bring anything or anyone back.
Don't put your life on hold for possibly Mr. Right.
Don't throw your life away on absolutely Mr. Wrong, because your biological clock is ticking.

Learn a new skill.
Find a new friend.
Start a new career.
Sometimes, there is no race to be won, only a price to be paid for some of life's more hasty decisions.

To terminate your loneliness, reach out to the homeless.
To feed your nurturing instincts, care for the needy.
To fulfill your parenting fantasies, get a puppy.
Don't bring another life into this world for all the wrong reasons.

To make yourself happy, pursue your passions & be the best of what you can be.
Simplify your life.

Take away the clutter.
Get rid of destructive elements: abusive friends, nasty habits and dangerous liaisons.
Don't abandon your responsibilities but don't overdose on duty.

Don't live life recklessly without thought and feeling for your family.
Be true to yourself.
Don't commit when you are not ready.
Don't keep others waiting needlessly.

Go on that trip. Don't postpone it.
Say those words. Don't let the moment pass.
Do what you have to, even at society's scorn.

Write poetry.
Love Deeply.
Walk barefoot.
Dance with wild abandon.
Cry at the movies.

Take care of yourself. Don't wait for someone to take care of you.
You light up your life.
You drive yourself to your destination.
No one completes you - except YOU.

It isn't true that life does not get easier with age.
It only gets more challenging.
Don't be afraid.

Don't lose your capacity to love.
Pursue your passions.

Live your dreams.
Don't lose faith in God.
Don't grow old. Just grow YOU!

Monday, March 1, 2010

To All The Kids Who Were Born In The 1950's, 60' s, 70's and early 80's!!

First, some of us survived being born to mothers who did not have an OB-Gyne and drank San Miguel Beer (Pale Pilsen or San Mig Light) while they carried us.

While pregnant, they took cold or cough medicine, ate isaw, drink softdrinks and didn't worry about diabetes.

Then after all that trauma, our baby cribs were made of hard wood covered with lead-based paints, pati na yung walker natin, matigas na kahoy din at wala pang gulong... (andador d ba?)

We had no soft cushy cribs that play music, no disposable diapers (lampin lang), and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, no kneepads, sometimes wala pang preno yung bisikleta. (meron nman ung footbrake!)

As children, we would ride in hot un-airconditioned buses with wooden seats (lagusan! magkabila ang pinto parang trambya!) (yung JD bus na pula), or cars with no airconditioning & no seat belts (ngayon lahat may aircon na)

Riding on the back of a carabao on a breezy summer day was considered a treat with matching picture pa ko nyan. (ngayon hindi na nakakakita ng kalabaw ang mga bata)

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle purchased from 711 ( minsan straight from the faucet or poso)

We shared one soft drink bottle with four of our friends, and NO ONE actually died from this. Or contacted hepatitis.

We ate rice with star margarine, drank raw eggs straight from the shell or mixed with Sarsi, and drank sofdrinks with real sugar in it (hindi diet coke), but we weren't sick or overweight kasi nga....

WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, and get back when the streetlights came on. Sarap mag patintero, tumbang preso , habulan at taguan. At mag football gamit ang bunga ng buko, hanggang mamatay lahat ng kuko sa paa.. (touching ball, moro-moro, teks, pitik bulag, sipa,luksong baka... hay sarap maglaro!)

No one was able to reach us all day (di uso ang cellphone at internet). And yes, we were OK!

We would spend hours building our wooden trolleys (yung bearing ang gulong) or plywood slides out of scraps and then ride down the street , only to find out we forgot the brakes! After hitting the sidewalk or falling into a canal (sewage channel) a few times, we learned to solve the problem ourselves with our bare & dirty hands.. (bangka gawa sa tsinelas! bubble gawa sa sabon na me dinurog na bulaklak ng gumamela!)

We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, WII games, PSP, no video games at all, no 100 channels on cable, no DVD movies, no surround stereo, no Ipod's, no cellphones, no computers, no Internet, no chat rooms, and no Friendsters, Facebook.... WE HAD REAL FRIENDS and we went outside to actually talk and play with them! (pati kamo nanay, tatay, pinsan, o bisita nila, KILALA NAMIN!)

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no stupid lawsuits from these accidents. The only rubbing we get is from our friends with the words.. masakit ba? pero pag galit ung kalaro mo... ang sasabihin sa iyo.. beh buti nga! (waaaaahh!!! Mommy si Tita ginamitan ako ng patpat!)

We played marbles (jolens) in the dirt , washed our hands just a little and ate dirty ice cream & fish balls.. we were not afraid of getting germs in our stomachs. (sundot kulangot ng intsik, dilis, pusit sa tutpik, binatog, nilupak, ice cream ni manong na sinasawsaw sa tsokolate, scramble na pink, merengue, candy na nakadikit sa dulo ng laruang baril o plato o plastik na kutsara o tinidor)

We had to live with homemade guns "gawa sa kahoy, tinali ng rubberband, sumpit, tirador at kung ano ano pa na puedeng makasakitan... pero masaya pa rin ang lahat..

We made up games with sticks (syatong), and cans (tumbang preso) and although we were told they were dangerous, wala naman tayong binulag o napatay... paminsan minsan may nabubukulan lang.

We walked, rode bikes, or took tricycles to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them to jump out the window!

Mini basketball teams had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't pass had to learn to deal with the disappointments. Wala yang mga childhood depression at damaged self esteem ek-ek na yan. Ang pikon, talo!

Ang magulang ay nandoon lang para tignan kung ayos lang ang mga bata, hindi para makialam at makipag-away sa ibang parents.

That generation of ours has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers, creative thinkers and successful professionals ever! They are the great CEO's, IT Professionals (syempre hindi mawawala yan! IT Rule!), Engineers, Doctors and Military Generals of today.

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had failure, success, and responsibility. We learned from our mistakes the hard way.

You might want to share this with others who've had the luck to grow up as real kids. We were lucky indeed.

And if you like, share it to your kids too, so they will know how brave their parents were.(Isa nako dyan someday hahaha)

It kind of makes you wanna go out and climb a tree, or even sa bubong ng kapitbahay nyo, doesn't it?! hehehe (ay oo nman, pero nilabas rin nmin ang kutson nila para me safe landing!) hehehe..

Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Post Valentine's Message

I am a fan of Valentine's Day simply because I have someone to celebrate with :p. What I mean is I have my loving family, friends and ...? hehehe! Being a simple person, I've always wanted to have a very simple date on my valentines day. whew! :) ... Like, be with your love ones, watch movie or just simply being with them.. Though, I've a lot of experiences on valentines date but this year is the BEST. :)

I was shocked and surprised for the date/moment given by someone who really close to my heart. wow. cheeezzy! Many thanks to that special someone. He made my day full of surprises and excitements. He made me happy. Totally happy and I feel that world is awesome to be with. I've realized that life is not unfair! People are unfair. hehehe! My Heart's Day this year was unique and unforgettable. So sweet of you special someone. :)

P.S, thanks for all the gifts... the gift of love... hehehe I treasure it so much. Thank you! :)

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Happy Valentine

Let love flow freely
Love believes what cannot be possible. And then love makes it happen.
Love is the reason that defies all reason. Love unites even those who could never otherwise agree.
Give love not because it's your obligation. Give love because you can.
Offer love not because you seek some treasure in return. Offer love, and you'll find that it is the treasure.

When you're not sure what to say, let love do the talking. If you can't decide which way to go, decide to act from a perspective of love. Love connects, empowers, illuminates and understands like nothing else can. Let love flow freely from every moment in your life.

-- Ralph Marston

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Love is Overrated

I'm going to start a new feature on my blog and it'll be about my unpopular opinions. But what qualifies as 'unpopular'? Hmmm, let's say if at least 60% of the general public think otherwise, then I will be the unpopular one, haha!

Since it's my first time, I'm gonna talk about something that would probably solicit much violent reactions from you my dear blog visitors and blog hoppers. That should translate to more comments, haha!

"Love is Overrated."

The first time I thought of this was when I received a message from a friend asking to write something about the 'philosophy on love'. Of course, I could stick to the artsy pantsy cliches like love is blind or love is never jealous, etc.. I didn't want to pick out something from books or the movies. So bigla ko na lang naisip, love is overrated. :)

As expected, whenever we saw each other, they would react to my testimony.. Common initial reactions were, "Ang bitter mo naman yata!". On the contrary. Although I must admit, I went through my own periods of bitterness on love, hehe.. whew! My heart has its own share of 'down' moments. But at that time, I really wasn't bitter anymore. But I'm not saccharine about it either.

Before you judge me, hehe, let me explain myself.

Love is overrated for me because I hate the way most people equate happiness with love alone.. "self-centered".. I mean, there's more to life than finding 'the one' for you. If you're in love, then good for you. But if you're not, it should not take it toll on your self-perception either.

To love is probably the best thing that could happen in your life. Note that my operative word is 'probably', hehe. You see, I haven't been most lucky when it comes to this. Reciprocated love is too elusive for me, hehe. But I'm okay with it. These days, you won't ever find me sulking up in one corner, wondering haplessly why the hell I'm still single at (*th) sshHh secret.. hehe :) Like I said, minsan din akong naging bitter melon. But I'm through that phase. I'm through feeling bad about myself when I shouldn't be at all.

Hindi ko alam kung kailan ako magkaka relation muli. Feeling ko na nga, tatanda na akong dalaga, haha! But while I'm still single, I'm gonna enjoy my life to the fullest with my family. For now, I'd rather vent all the 'love' I could give to my family and some friends, who all deserve it. But when I finally meet 'the one', yeeee :) I'm gonna make sure I'm gonna enjoy its perks to the fullest either. Pana-panahon lang iyan.. :)

Sabi ko na eh, this topic is gonna elicit some warmer response, because apparently, everyone has an opinion on love, hehe.

Anyway, I'm gonna clear something, lest I be mistaken for a love grinch! =p

I'm not saying that LOVE SUCKS. I'm just saying it's kinda OVERRATED though only the people who don't know what love is would think LOVE is overrated.. Because I hate people who sulk in dark corners just because they weren't so lucky in love. I've been through that phase. But now that I have a better perspective, I have realized that feeling sorry for oneself is one of the worst things that you could do to yourself.

Having said this, I also hate people who over-grieve their lost loves. I know, mending a broken heart is not an easy task. In fact, it takes gargantuan effort to do so. But given enough time to let yourself heal, you should be okay. But after that mourning period, you should go back to appreciating your self and not let past heartbreaks ruin what you have at present. Life must go on, move forward!

Lastly, I think I should have said, "Romance is overrated", hehe! Because love comes in many forms. =p

Monday, February 22, 2010

Life and Love

Just wanna share this story:

"Don't let your love one's go... they're hard to find!"


LIFE & LOVE

My husband is an Engineer by profession, I love him for his steady
nature and I love the warm feeling when I lean against his broad
shoulders.

Three years of courtship and now, two years into marriage, I would
have to admit, that I am getting tired of it. The reasons of me
loving him before, has now transformed into the cause of all my
restlessness.

I am a sentimental woman and extremely sensitive when it comes to a
relationship and my feelings. I yearn for the romantic moments, like
a little girl yearning for candy. My husband is my complete opposite;
his lack of sensitivity, and the inability of bringing romantic
moments into our marriage has disheartened me about LOVE.

One day, I finally decided to tell him my decision, that I wanted a
divorce.

"Why?" he asked, shocked.

"I am tired. There are no reasons for everything in the world!" I
answered.

He kept silent the whole night, seemingly in deep thought, with a
lighted cigarette at all times. My feeling of disappointment only
increased. Here was a man who was not able to even express his
predicament, so what else could I expect from him?

And finally he asked me: "What can I do to change your mind?"

Somebody said it right... It's hard to change a person's personality,
and I guess, I have started losing faith in him.

Looking deep into his eyes I slowly answered: "Here is the question.
If you can answer and convince my heart, I will change my mind.

Let's say, I want a flower located on the face of a mountain cliff,
and we both are sure that picking the flower will cause your death.
Will you do it for me?"

He said: "I will give you your answer tomorrow...."

My hopes just sank by listening to his response.

I woke up the next morning to find him gone, and saw a piece of paper
with his scratchy handwriting underneath a milk glass, on the dining
table near the front door, that goes....

My dear, "I would not pick that flower for you, but....please allow
me to explain the reasons further.....

This first line was already breaking my heart. I continued reading.

"When you use the computer you always mess up the Software programs,
and you cry in front of the screen. I have to save my fingers so that
I can help to restore the programs.

You always leave the house keys behind, thus I have to save my legs
to rush home to open the door for you.

You love traveling but always lose your way in a new city. I have to
save my eyes to show you the way.

You always have the cramps whenever your "good friend" approaches
every month. I have to save my palms so that I can calm the cramps in your tummy.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

An Angel To Me

Author: MAPA

The moment I opened my heart and let you in
I saw this great love starting to begin.

I opened my eyes to a vision of you
I hope, I pray your feelings are true.

I have loved and I have paid the cost
And I have felt the pain of the love I lost.

But, now, I think I have truly found
An Angel who walks upon the ground.

You go beyond all limits for me
Just to show your love endlessly.

I could search my whole life through
And never find another "you".

You are so special that I wanted you to know
I truly, completely love you.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Embracing Imperfection : Burned Toast

Sharing Thoughts.


"A story of a girl."

"When I was a little girl, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage, and extremely burned toast in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

Yet all my dad did was reach for his toast, smile at my mom, and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember Watching him smear butter and jelly on that toast and eat every bite! When I got Up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad For burning the toast. And I'll never forget what he said: 'Baby, I love burned toast.'
Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if He really liked his toast burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, 'Debbie, your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides-a little burnt toast never hurt anyone!' You know, life is full of imperfect things.....and imperfect people. I'm not the best housekeeper or cook.
What I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults - and choosing to celebrate each others differences - is the one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of GOD. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where burnt toast isn't a deal-breaker! We could extend this to any relationship in fact - as understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!! "

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket but into your own."


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

LOVE is like a cafeteria line...

As Valentine's day is approaching, most people think about their loved ones,
but what makes me ponder is the very different concepts of Love,
all people say they "love" someone... but it really differs how they define it!

my idea about it? can't explain it in just one entry! :-)
enjoy this small article, and have a happy Valentine's!

"Love… bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

Wouldn't it be nice if love were like a cafeteria line? What if you could look at the person with whom you live and select what you want and pass on what you don't? What if parents could do this with kids? "I'll take a plate of good grades and cute smiles, and I'm passing on the teenage identity crisis and tuition bills."
What if kids could do the same with parents? "Please give me a helping of allowances and free lodging but no rules or curfews, thank you."

And spouse with spouse? "H'm, how about a bowl of good health and good moods. Bit job transfers, in-laws, and laundry are not on my diet."

Wouldn’t it be great if love were like a cafeteria line?
It would be easier.
It would be neater.
It would be painless and peaceful.

But you know what? It wouldn’t be love.
Love doesn’t accept just a few things. Love is willing to accept all things.