Showing posts from January, 2008

There's Something Crooked About 'Change'

The word "change" clings like ChapStick to the lips of presidential candidates these days. But if Hillary and the chaps knew the origin of the word "change," they might not stick with it.

"Change" first appeared as both a verb and noun in Middle English during the 1200s. In 1300, for instance, a piece of writing dubbed "Cursor M." (which would make a really cool screen name) included this sentence: "He chaunges crun or wede." After rummaging around in a Middle English dictionary, I discovered this means something like, "He changes gully and weed," a skill that might have come in handy during the Dust Bowl era.

In 1340, someone named Hampole wrote that "he ofte chaunged to and fra," which pretty much describes the shifting policies of today's presidential candidates. (Could "fra" be a prescient reference to Rudy Giuliani, who has changed his frau twice? Hmm ... ) The word "chaunge" was importe…

I am not happy today???

I just wondered about my Rankwidgets today especially my Alexa Traffic rank which is now 6.977,299..The last days, it was Rank Number 12...and now what happened???? I hope it will go back to normal 12 as this is just quite depressing...I am not happy guys..!!!

Thanks to Technorati my Rank is getting higher from 6million something to 121,630...really good job!!...I'm just doing my best!!! Wish everyone a great evening!!!

Words -- Just Words

Several years ago, while on a long flight, I was seated next to a flight attendant who had broken her leg in an accident. Eventually, we started talking, and I found her language to be shocking. It seemed so inappropriate; she was a vivacious, personable young woman. Frankly, filthy language offends me, so I commented on her choice of words. She, in turn, expressed amazement that I was offended and said they were "just words." I responded, "You're right. And I'm sure this is the way you talk in front of your parents." She responded, "Absolutely not!" So I commented, "Well, why not? They're 'just words.'"

The truth is that our language does betray us. Our words are a direct reflection of our thoughts, and anyone who is incapable of expressing himself without the use of profanity is becoming handicapped to an incredible degree.

It has been my observation that improper language bars individuals from certain jobs, organizations and…

Wake-Up Call

I always get-up in the morning by wake-up calls. Last Monday, I woke up by a friend's call... Tuesday by a telephone advertisement call.. Wednesday by my own alarm since I had an appointment with my dentist. Today, I woke-up by my friend from VHS Neumarkt who called me around 8:00 am.

I am very happy to wake-up everyday, facing my day to day tasks and activities. For all those who wake me up by their calls, thank you very much. I am thankful to God that I always wake up everyday, healthy and have the chance to face again the daily challenges in life.

Today's call was different because it is regarding a person who needs help very badly. My friend in VHS explain to me about it and I am also willing to help whatever help I can give. It is always a very wonderful feeling when you help someone especially help and support that comes from the heart without asking for any return. I also really admired the extra effort, help and support extended by VHS team to all Integrations Co…

Fasching in Germany

I witnessed last year a Fasching or Carnival in Dietfurt, a small village in Neumarkt, Germany. It was really lot of fun seeing people with different masks and customes. I'm just sad that I cannot witness it again this year as my husband can't go with me and I don't want to drive alone there since I also don't know the way. Here are some photos I took last year. Some photos can also be found here.

What is it?

Carnival season is a time of wild fancy-dress parties and costume-balls, which are open to the public. Carnival reaches its climax in big street processions with elaborately decorated floats, usually on Rosenmontag. Carnival celebrations happen mainly in the Catholic parts of Germany. Nevertheless, Karneval parties do occur in some places in the north of Germany.

When is it?

Officially it starts am elften elften elf Uhr elf (11th November at 11:11am) and continues in a fairly low-key way for about three months before the Tolle Tage (Crazy Days) which climax on Ro…

A Very Important Lesson

Got this interesting story from my email..just want to share it with you peeps...
here it goes..

Three years ago, I adopted a purebred Sheltie from a rescue
shelter. His name was Buster. He had bad teeth and his fur
stuck out no matter what. I didn't care. He was my dog. He had
a few owners in his life, and I promised him that I would
never give him up, no matter what. Earlier this year, we found
out Buster had an enlarged heart. The vet gave him six to
eighteen months.

Buster was having seizures that were probably causing brain
damage. Last Friday night, he had a seizure and cracked his
head against the sofa. He couldn't walk after that. He kept
bumping into walls and experienced constant bowel movements and
vomiting. My dog was gone. Buster was no longer there. His body
was walking around, but that was all. I decided he needed to be
put to sleep.

He went to sleep on December 21, 2007, less than a month
before his ninth birthday. I feel his absence keenly. I
sincerely hope and pray dogs do get…

Quote for Today

Great Men

Great men are they who see
that the spiritual is stronger
than any material force.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Hohenfels, Germany

Some images from Hohenfels, a small town in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany. It is also home to the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC) of the United States Army.

Some sights to see are the castle ruins in Hohenfels and the beautiful St. Ullrich Church. Hohenfels is a small but beautiful town where you can experience lovely nature around. Here are some images from Hohenfels.

view of St. Ullrich Church from the Schlossberg hill, where the castle ruins are found.

see that small chapel afar, that's the Station of the Cross Chapel

the castle Turm or tower. down the Schlossberg are lots of house. some are even hundred years old already.

zoom view of the Station of the Cross Chapel

that's Schlossberg Turm (tower)

The Right Ecommerce Software for my Brother- in-Law

My brother-in-law in Las Vegas, Nevada have been searching for a website where he can advertise his business. He even asked me to help him search for a very good and reliable website where he can put his own site on the web and attract more customers especially through online shopping.

Nowadays, a lot of busy people do shopping or searching for some products and services in there home through internet. It happened that I was surfing in the net at that time that my sister mentioned to me again about ecommerce software where his husband can make an online business.

I happened to browse Ashop Commerce which is leading provider of hosted shopping cart software.

As I was reading further about it, I really find it very reliable.It help merchants climb to the top of the search engines because it is 100% Search Engine Optimized which can help merchants very searchable through the internet.

Ashop Commerce is a shopping cart software which provides a turn-key ecommerce solution with it's rev…

Friendly site award from Lily

Thanks a lot Lily for passing me this friendly site award...I'm tagging Carlota, Joy, Lyn, Lolli, all bisdak family and all friends blogger you can grab this but pls don't forget to add my URL...

To all my friends blogger, I might visit you one by one next time if given the chance...sorry my linker is temporary out as of this moment..will try to find another linker so that I can link you up..

I want to say thank you to all my friends online for keeping me company in this blogging world. All the time, your tags and comments are very much appreciated. I will do my bloghopping later when I get a chance. take care everyone and enjoy the beautiful weekend.
God bless us all!!!

To All my Friends!!!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my friends out there. I might not visit you one by one but if given the chance to do so, it would then be a great pleasure for me. Again thank you very much especially for the special friendship we have.. Those are really very great treasure that I can keep and can never be stolen.

I also would like to especially thank a new friend named Carlota whom I met here in the web. Although we still don't see each other in person, but I believed she is a very unique and great person. Thanks a lot for the teachings. I really appreciated everything from the bottom of my heart.


Adventure in Salzburg, Austria

I had an adventure with a friend in Austria last year. We visited a lot of cities there which include Salzburg, Linz, Attnang Puchheim, Wels, Vienna and a lot more. We travelled by train. I really enjoyed travelling by train. No stress, you just sit down inside while seeing the beautiful landscape outside. Anyway, I would like to share with you the photos I have in Austria and might write some more about Austria in my future posts. Before I forgot, Salzburg is a very interesting lively city which has a lot to offer to its visitors. Here are some of my photos there..have fun viewing..

birth house of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

horse carriages in Residenzplatz, Salzburg

the Pferdeschwemme (Horse pond) built in 1695

Salzburg City along Danube River

above is the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the symbol of the city. Construction of this castle begun in 1077 under Archbishop Gebhard.
below is the Neptunbrunnen (Neptune's Fountain) built in 1732 by the sculptor Anton Pfaffinger.

It's Amazing to join Smorty

I just enrolled yesterday at Smorty. It is just very amazing that my blog was approved at the same day that I enrolled it. I was totally happy how Smorty approved my blog so fast. It wasn't even 24 hours that I got the approval. That was really very great and amazing. Smorty's services are really very smart and efficient.

I just started blogging. My blog is not even two months old but Smorty approved it efficiently. Unlike other service connecting advertisers who accept at least 3 months old blog, Smorty is different because they consider blogs even less than 3 months old.

I was really surprised and was so happy about Smorty and can now advertise for blogs. They are really incredible. From now on, I can already share my ideas, thoughts, opinions and even my personal experiences about anything and everything that happens in my day to day living and can get paid for blogging. That's why I also want to share with you my first experience in Smorty and the efficient service …

Why Teenagers, Like, Like 'Like'

"So we were all, like, hanging out. And then this guy comes over and starts, like, hassling us. Then he's all like, 'Get outta here!' And we were all, like, 'This is public property.'"

People write me all the time to complain about teenagers' talking like this. "Why does every other word have to be 'like'?" they ask. "It's a filler," they write, "a verbal tic like 'um' and 'you know.' It's monotonous and mindless."

Monotonous it may be, but it's hardly mindless. In fact, teenagers use "like" to impart subtle nuances and convey the emotional essence of events.

As linguist Geoffrey Nunberg points out in his fascinating book "Going Nucular" (PublicAffairs, $18.95), peppering sentences with "like" emerged in the slang of jazz musicians and beatniks during the 1950s. The word "like," he writes, "didn't actually mean anything so much as it evoked,…

Contract of Friendship Tag

Hi Lily,
My only pinay neighbor in my place. Thanks a lot for passing this contract.Thanks a lot for keeping me in your list of friendship. I also want to pass this Contract to Gen, Carlota, Lolli, Lyn and all my friends bloggers, you can grab it too..and pls don't forget to add my URL..thanks a lot..wish everyone a nice weekend.

And here's the contract!

After serious and cautious consideration...your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2008! It was a very hard decision to make. So try not to screw it up!!!My Wish for You in 2008 May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires! May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home address! In simple words ...May 2008 be the best yea…

A Friendly Tag

I got this tag from my blogger friend Gen, thank you for forwarding this to me, it is such a pleasure receiving this tag, it is very cute! Now, I am tagging Lolli, Carlota, Lily, Joy and all bloggers friends out there and pls. do not forget my URL also when you pass this tag. Thank you guys!

A real friends must be cherished beyond all worldly measures and shine brighter than gold and last longer than diamonds.

Thoughtless Friday

Got migraine again today..thanks God I felt better now but still feeling a bit tired..Can't think of anything to write besides that I really miss Philippines, my beloved home country and of course my family there too!! Here is my home in Cebu Province.

Stop-over in Amberg, Germany

Since Amberg can be passed by in going to Grafenwoehr, my friends whom I went with last Saturday, Jan. 19,'08 made a stop-over to see the town. At the same day, we just came from Ramstein around 4 hours drive till we reached our place in Hohenfels. Everyone was really tired but still we proceeded to Grafenwoehr just to see the new Shopping building in the US Base.

We made a bit walking and sightseeing in Amberg and never forgot to take some photos. Here they are....Please also find below a bit information and history about Amberg.

Gasthaus (guesthouse/beer garden) in Amberg

old but attractive buildings in Amberg

the late-Gothic Pfarrkirche St Martin

Tourist Information Office

Rathaus in Amberg/ Gothic Town Hall (built in 1358)

a shopping street in Amberg with a chapel

that's the Amberg Nabburger Tor (gate)

Amberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is located in Oberpfalz ("Upper Palatinate"), roughly half way between Regensburg and Bayreuth.


The town was first mentioned…

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's... A Plane

Heard on a pre-flight announcement from an American Airlines

On our flight today, we will be flying at 34,000 feet.
To give you an idea of how high that is, we would be able to fly
over 50 Empire State buildings stacked one on top the other.

Our speed will be about 500 miles per hour. That is just over
the muzzle velocity of the standard military .45 pistol.

We will be pushed along by two Pratt and Whitney JT-8D-200
turbofan engines. While thrust to horsepower varies with
altitude, the total 40,000 pounds of thrust is greater than the
combined power of 10 D-9 diesel locomotives.

In other words, we're faster than a speeding bullet, more
powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a
single bound, and as always, your Dallas based crew stands for
truth, justice, and the AMERICAN way!


from The Mountain:
A .45 bullet moves considerably faster than a jet, 34,000 feet
is the height of only half as many Empire State buildings and a
D-9 diesel produces 4,000 horsep…

All of Us Are in Debt

I want to thank all the emails I received everyday especially those that are very informative and useful in my daily living. Below is one example of it. Hope you guys will also get a lesson from it. Enjoy reading to this beautiful essay.

All of Us Are in Debt

Albert Einstein said, "A hundred times every day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received." As you think about what Einstein said, you will come to realize the completely unselfish wisdom of those words. First, we're indebted to our parents because they were responsible for bringing us into the world. Next, we are indebted to the doctors, nurses, aides, orderlies and other hospital personnel for the part they played in making our arrivals safe and healthy ones.

We're indebted to the educational structure where we learned reading, writing and arithmetic, which are critical t…

He Could Sell Anybody Anything

Got this from my email. Guess it's worth sharing for especially to everyone who are engaged in selling.

by: Zig Ziglar

The person who is unfamiliar with the skills and character required to be a professional salesperson is inclined to describe a successful salesperson as someone who "could sell anybody anything." The unfamiliar person thinks he's paying that salesperson the supreme compliment. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The genuine professional could not "sell anybody anything" -- the con artist could. The professional salesperson won't.

The sales professional will only sell a product he is convinced will make the customer the big winner. Sales professionals understand that satisfied customers are the key to long-term success. Selling is essentially a transference of feeling. If I can make you feel about my product, goods or services the way I feel about my product, goods or services, you, the customer, will figure out a way to buy my product…

Bible Verses


Psalm 32:1-5 NASB

How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered!

How blessed is the man to whom the
LORD does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit!

When I kept silent about my sin,
my body wasted away
Through my groaning all day long.

For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was drained away as with
the fever heat of summer. Selah.

I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I did not hide;
I said, "I will confess my transgressions
to the LORD";
And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.

Psalm 32:1-5 NASB

Bible Verses

The Fear of the Lord brings Wisdom and Life!

For thy name's sake, O LORD,
pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

What man is he that feareth the LORD?
Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

His soul shall dwell at ease;
and his seed shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 25:11-13 KJV


If thou seekest her (Wisdom) as silver,
and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD,
and find the knowledge of God. For the

LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh
knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:4-6 KJV


Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still;
teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

For through me your days will be many,
and years will be added to your life.

Proverbs 9:9-11 NIV


Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift:
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God
is the object of our faith; the …


I got this from my friendster..

This is weird, but interesting!! I can read it very good..How about you my friends??
here it goes..

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a
sgtrane mnid too

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out
of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod
aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was
rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the
hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch
at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't
mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a
wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is
taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in
the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
taotl mses and you can sitll raed it
whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the
huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter
by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot
slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can
raed tihs rospet wtih tihs tilte:



Passing-By at Landstuhl, Rhineland Pfalz, Germany

As I stayed for some days in my friend in Ramstein, we always passed by Landstuhl but there is no time to see this town. Last Jan. 15,'08, we need to go there to find a Quelle Shop. Unfortunately there is no Quelle Shop to return the items that my friend ordered. So what we did instead was went walking around.

Landstuhl is a small town of Kaiserslautern. You can find below a little history about Landstuhl. I also have here some photos for you to see the place.

at the back of this Chapel is a cemetery (Friedhof Kapelle)

Burg Nanstein

Insurance Building in Landstuhl

street direction going to Landstuhl

Holy Ghost Church, landstuhl

busy street in Landstuhl

Ballet School Building

front of the Holy Ghost Church

that's the Ruins of Nanstein Castle

gate of the Amsgericht(Municipal Court)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Country: Germany
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
District Kaiserslautern
Municipal assoc.: Landstuhl
Mayor: Klaus Grumer

Basic statistics
Area 15.34 km²…

Bible Readings

Wait on the LORD

You, LORD, are the light
that keeps me safe.

I am not afraid of anyone.
You protect me,
and I have no fears.

Teach me to follow, LORD,
and lead me on the right path
because of my enemies.

Don't let them do to me
what they want.

People tell lies about me
and make terrible threats,
but I know I will live
to see how kind you are.

Trust the LORD!
Be brave and strong
and trust the LORD.

Psalm 27:1, 11-14 CEV

Bible Verses

A Life Pleasing to God

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men. Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Romans 14:17-19 NIV


Honor widows who are real widows. If a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn their religious duty to their own family and make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.

1 Timothy 5:3-5 RSV


And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 1:9-11 KJV


Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift:

Discipline to Children Starts at Home

Good Morning Everyone!!! I just read this in my email from Mountain Wings. I wanted to share it with you. Perhaps you can help by praying especially to those children who are really stubborn and mind you at the very early stage of life, at the age of three. Sounds really not good.

Children's discipline always starts at home. Parents always have the responsibility to discipline their children. In my own opinion, I believed that children must be discipline at the early stage of life specifically when they start talking. Whether the parents are professional or not, I believed that proper manners, values and discipline must be thought to them.

I am still not a Mother and if ever it is God's will for me to have children I will try my best to give them proper discipline. I know it is not easy to discipline children. I came from a very big family of twelve siblings. I am just very thankful that even my parents don't have time to each one of us, we are still given some discipline …

Simply The Best Lyrics

by Tina Turner

I call you when I need you, my heart's on fire
You come to me, come to me wild and wild
When you come to me
Give me everything I need
Give me a lifetime of promises and a world of dreams
Speak a language of love like you know what it means
And it can't be wrong
Take my heart and make it strong baby

You're simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than anyone, anyone I've ever met
I'm stuck on your heart, and hang on every word you say
Tear us apart, baby I would rather be dead

In your heart I see the star of every night and every day
In your eyes I get lost, I get washed away
Just as long as I'm here in your arms
I could be in no better place

You're simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than anyone, anyone I've ever met
I'm stuck on your heart, and hang on every word you say
Tear us apart, baby I would rather be dead

Each time you leave me I start losing control
You're walking away with my heart and my soul
I can feel you even when I&…


The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a
mountain, he is inspired by it.

The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem, he is
challenged by it.

Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed
to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved.

It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.

~William Arthur Ward~

Bible Verses


Wait on the LORD NLT

The LORD is my light and my salvation--
so why should I be afraid?

The LORD protects me from danger--
so why should I tremble?

Teach me how to live, O LORD.
Lead me along the path of honesty,
for my enemies are waiting for me to fall.

Do not let me fall into their hands.
For they accuse me of things I've never done
and breathe out violence against me.

Yet I am confident that I will see the LORD's goodness
while I am here in the land of the living.

Wait patiently for the LORD.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.

Psalm 27:1, 11-14 NLT

How Are You??

How everyone is doing? I wasn't able to update my blog for two days...You know why?? As usual I am very busy. Busy going somewhere and anywhere. I started the year not staying at home. I mentioned in my previous Blog that I did not spend New Year at home but instead with friends. But anyway, speaking of friends...I just have some questions regarding it. Do you really have to tell your friends or even ask permission wherever you're going somewhere or what your activities are? Do you really have to tell them every move you make?? Do you have to further explain if they get upset by not telling them where you are going or what you do??Anyway, I guess it's all up to you. It's your decision. All I can only say is that I have all the freedom to go wherever I want , or it's my choice if I tell them my activities or not. I am just lucky to have some good friends too!! To all my friends, thank you very much for everything.

I am a very democratic person. I always …

Bible Verses

Living in The Fear of the Lord

Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.

Acts 9:31 NIV


Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:1,2 NIV

(Renew your mind - Memorize Scripture!)


Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.

1 Peter 2:1-3 NASB


Thanks be unto God for his unspe…

Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany

This is where my village Hohenfels belong in Neumarkt i.d. Opf. Last Jan. 08, '08, we visited this small city in Bayern. Since me and my friend, can't think of any place to go, we decided quickly to drive there. I drove everyday to this city before when I was still attending the German language course.

We went a little bit shopping. The Winter Sale is already starting, that's why we bought some clothes which are off until 75%. That was not a bad idea. Before I buy clothes in it's regular price. Since I already know about Summer and Winter Sales in Germany, I usually buy during this time wherein you can buy clothes in its cheapest prices. But anyway, I really don't shop for clothes now since I already have enough. As usual, I also took some photos.

monument designed by Lothar Fischer in front of the Rathaus (Municipal Hall)

back of the Cathedral..

colorful buildings/stores in Neumarkt

in front of the New Rathaus

inside the coffe shop

Below are some information regardin…