Friday, February 29, 2008

Rank Widgets

I checked today my blog rank at rankwidget.com. With my 3 months old blog, I am already in the 22,185 ranks in Technorati. I guess for a very new blog, this is not so bad. what do you think?? But sometimes the ranking varies, I mean if you check it there, you don't always have the same ranking sometimes it is getting high and sometimes low numbers.. I still don't know exactly what are the basis for ranking. I hope I will check and research it next time.

Wish everyone a very nice weekend!! enjoy it!!

Quote of the Day

"Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take many small steps."

Helmut Schmidt



It's all about Blogging!!

Mabuhay!!
Hallo Leute (a German word which mean Hello people)!!! How it is going!! Time is really running so fast!! today is already the end of the month..Tomorrow is another month!! wow, I can't believed that this blog is already three months old. I enrolled this last November 29, 2007. I wrote my first blog last Nov. 30, '07.

I can still say, Life is a process of learning so is blogging. I admit I still need to learn about the crazy blogging world..yah, it's crazy but it's a lot of fun. Besides that I also met here a lot of wonderful and nice people.

Blogging is my life in cyberspace where I can write anything, about my ideas, thoughts, opinions, insights, outlook and even my own personal experiences. Besides that I really don't have a lot of friends here in Germany, only a few to mention.. so computer and internet and this so called blogging is now a part of my world and daily life. It is one of my bestfriend.

I just wanted to express my thanks and gratitude to all people who discover and invented this kind of technology. Thank you very much! I remember in my WWW addict, I wrote something like this; just browse and you will find...anything that matters in this vast Universe is at your hand...do you believe in this guys?? I mean with this, is that any infos you need to know or simply anything you want to know in this universe, you can already search for it in the internet...No doubt, I can say, it is my cyber friend!!!

After this blog I also authored some more other blogs..just a total of 8 blogs.. These are the ones that made my days so busy!! a few to mention are the following blogs I authored; so please visit them if you have the chance and time.

WWW addict
* in this blog you can find some informations of just about anything.

My Daily Nourishment
* you can find here bible messages, inspirational quotes and sayings, stories and a lot more..this site serves as my inspirational site when I am down, feeling sad, or just simply be happy!!

Euroangel Graffiti
* this is my photoblog that includes anything that catches my camera. I love to take pictures of anything that I find interesting and nice.

My Euro Travel and Adventure
* my newest blog which is still under construction..this includes the different places I had been too esp. in Europe and probably around the world when given the time and resources. This blog will also provide tips about travelling, some histories of different places, culture and tradition and a lot more about travel and sightseeings.

Simply the Best
* don't forget to mention my Simply the Best..this is a general blog about anything in this world..

I will mention next time here my other blogs once, it is already in a good look besides that they are also under construction..

So guys, please join me in my journey in this blogging world..this blogs also serve as my daily diary of all the things that happens to me everyday!!

Lastly, I would like to extend my grateful thanks to all my dear readers, visitors, commentators, online friends, fellow bloggers and all friends around who always visit me here and join my journey..

Vielen Dank!! Maraming Salamat Po!! Gracias!! Daghang Salamat!! Madamo nga Salamat Gid!! Thank you very much!! Merci!! Gracies!! Arigato.....well if you want to look for Thank you in different languages just visit here.

take care guys!! Wish you in advance a very nice weekend!!!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Is fruit good or bad for fat loss?

There's no debate that fruit is good for you with the large amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes. However, there does seem to be a debate out there about whether
fruit is good or bad for fat loss.

Some people claim that fruit is mostly sugar, so it will spike your blood sugar and insulin levels and prevent fat loss. I disagree.

I do agree that fruit juices and processed canned fruit are NOT good choices and CAN hamper your fat loss. However, whole fresh fruit is an entirely different story.

Yes, fruit is mostly made up of sugar (natural fructose and other sugars). However, whole fresh fruit also contains a good dose of fiber to keep the digestion of those sugars at a moderate pace and control blood sugar. A typical orange, apple, pear, or peach typically contains 3-5 grams of fiber depending on the size.

In addition, the sugars in whole fresh fruit typically have much lower glycemic responses than processed sugars or refined starches in white breads and cereals.

Also, it would be VERY hard for you to eat enough quantities of whole fresh fruit to ingest any significant amount of calories. Consider that those typical sized oranges, apples, pears, and peaches usually average between 60-100 calories each.

You could eat a couple cookies, cakes, or a donut and eat 500 calories without even thinking about it. However, to try to get 500 calories from whole fresh fruit, you'd have to eat 5-8 pieces of medium sized fruit in one sitting... this is pretty hard to do as that's a high volume of food in general for most people.

My point of this is that a couple servings of whole fresh fruit daily (preferrably organic if possible) are not going to ruin your fat loss efforts. In fact, it will usually help due to the fiber and high nutrient density of fruits, so they help to stave off cravings for other sweets.

My top rated fruits: any and all berries... blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, etc... they generally have some of the highest ratios of fiber to total carbohydrates, and also have the highest quantities of antioxidants.

However, each type of fruit has specific nutrients that others may lack, so don't be afraid to mix up your fruit intake for variety and to keep yourself interested. A couple of my favorites are kiwi, fresh whole pineapple, yellow mangos, and whole pomegranate.

FLORAL DELIVERY

I always have tags and awards from my friends online. I guess it's time for me now to give one..
I just have a very simple present.. not really an award but to let you know all that you are always remembered and treasured in this crazy world of Blogging!!

"I would rather have one rose and a kind word
from a friend while I'm here
than a whole truck load when I'm gone!!"

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And don't tell me you're too busy for this.
Don't you know the phrase
'stop and smell the flowers'?
See how many bouquets you end up with!

"Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps you Glowing,
But Only God Keeps You Going! "

And the most exciting part!!! I am giving this present to the following friends
twinks, Angel, Amor, Lolli, lily, LUTCHI, Elizabeth, Amy, Princessm, Joy, Surigaobabe, Utah Mommy, Carlota..

An Easy Thursday!!

wanna easy day???I got one today!! I woke up already very late..My husband got off after ten straight days of working....what a pity?? He have to work hard to support me!! hehehe!!and when he usually got off, the night before, we usually watch Tv or Movie and sleep so late already...so what happen the next day is waking up so late!!

We had brunch together and chatting on some things..I also chatted with my sister in Singapore..after that I updated my other blogs. Now I'm here writing my easy Thursday!!! hope you got one too!!! Wish you a nice evening!!! thanks a lot for always visiting me here!!!

Glitter Graphics

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Beautiful Quote

"If we forget what it's like to be on the bottom, we are no longer fit to be on top.""

Monetize your Blog

Do you want to make extra money from your blog? Why not!! I also decided to take the opportunity to monetize my blog. I was surprised joining bloggerwave. Well because my blog is so young and not even 3 months old but they approved it. I was so happy.

Bloggerwave is now gaining popularity among bloggers from around the world. Now it is aiming to be Europe's largest advertising media on blogs. Well, I decided to help them grow by joining them and we can help each other too which simply means reciprocity. In this way, I can share my own opinions, ideas, thoughts and even my own personal experiences to Bloggerwave.com at the same time make money too. Join me in my journey!!! More blogs...More jobs!!!


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I'm Exhausted again!!

I can't sleep so good last night..having again back pain and mg leg was also aching..gosh!! I'm getting old already!! My eyes were close but my mind was open and feeling the pains of my body.. I woke up today a little early..well for me 8am is already early during winter time.

I have to go grocery shopping. It's my weekly task..sometimes even go shopping 2 times in a week...The weather today was very nice and friendly..not so cold and so sunny...very nice!!! it is very suitable for "Lakwatsa".

I just wore a blouse with a long sleeve...no need for a winter jacket!! It is like a spring weather....After putting all the stuff I shopped, I need to hurry cooking too, since it's already almost 4pm.. My husband usually come home at 5pm..As I am writing this blog, I just feel so tired..guess also for not having a good sleep last night!! Hopefully will have a good one tonight..hope you too!!!

Unggoy Kuno KO

tag from Amy and Elizabeth.. thank u so much for remembering me:)..really appreciate it!!


INSTRUCTION
: LOOK UP YOUR BIRTHDAY AND SEE WHAT YOU ARE. FORWARD ON TO PEOPLE THAT YOU THINK THAT WOULD GET A KICK OUT OF THIS… INCLUDING THE PERSON WHO SENT IT TO YOU. PUT YOUR BIRTHDAY ANIMAL IN THE SUBJECT LINE AND PASS IT ON.

Don’t forget to scroll down to see what it says about you.

January 01 - 09 ~ Ass
January 10 - 24 ~ Slug
January 25 - 31 ~ Cockroach
February 01 - 05 ~ Parasite
February 06 - 14 ~ Bullfrog
February r y 15 - 21 ~ Skunk
February 22 - 28 ~ Snake
March 01 - 12 ~ Ape
March 13 - 15 ~ Cockroach
March 16 - 23 ~ Slug
March 24 - 31 ~ Parasite
April 01 - 03 ~ Ass
April 04 - 14 ~ Snake
April 15 - 26 ~ Slug
April 27 - 30 ~ Skunk
May 01 - 13 ~ Slug
May 14 - 21 ~ Bullfrog
May 22 - 31 ~ Cockroach
June 01 - 03 ~ Slug
June 04 - 14 ~ Skunk
June 15 - 20 ~ Ass
June 21 - 24 ~ Ape
June 25 - 30 ~ Parasite
July 01 - 09 ~ Slug
July 10 - 15 ~ Ass
July 16 - 26 ~ Bullfrog
July 27 - 31 ~ Parasite
August 01 - 15 ~ Ape
August 16 - 25 ~ Slug
August 26 - 31 ~ Skunk
September 01 - 14 ~ Bullfrog
September 15 - 27 ~ Parasite
September 28 - 30 ~ Ass
October 01 - 15 ~ Ape
October 16 - 27 ~ Skunk
October 28 - 31 ~ Snake
November 01 - 16 ~ Cockroach
November 17 - 30 ~ Parasite
December 01 - 16 ~ Ass
December 17 - 25 ~ Ape
December 26 - 31 ~ Bullfrog

If you are an Ass : A very loyal and sweet person. Your loyalty can never be doubted. You are quite honest and sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble, and down-to-earth!! That explains the reason why your friends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes. If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed. Popular and easy-going. You have a little gr! oup of dignified friends, all of them being quality-personified.

If you are a Slug : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek your company and look forward to include you for all get-together. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then!

If you are a Cockroach : Quite contradictory to your name, you are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for a long duration. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfull! y deriv e work from people. You love being loved and when you receive your share of limelight from someone, you are all theirs!!!! Well, well… Hence some people could even take an advantage, flatter you to the maximum and get their work done. So be careful…..

If you are a Parasite : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing. Under normal circumstances you’re cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You’re a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along freely but don’t like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends.

If you are a Skunk : You are near to perfect and nice at heart! . The e xamples of your kindness are always circulated in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn’t like to retaliate even to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to talk behind one’s back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give, give, and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what remains the best trait of you guys.

If you are a Bullfrog : You symbolize a very happy-go-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the leader of your group of friends! and good at consoling people in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites. They can never be in your good books, no matter what. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you. Beware, it is easy for you to fall in love….

If you are a Snake : You are mysterious. You are someone who can handle pressure with ease, and can handle any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to gossip with your selected group. Very prim and proper. You like all situations and things to be in the w! ay you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a result, you may lose out in some relationships. But otherwise, you love to help people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you.

If you are an Ape : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are!


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Here's mine..some are true some are not, i guess...it's up for you to know!!!hehehe

If you are an Ape : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That's way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are!

ngeeek..i'm an ape...unggoy diay ko...


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I want to pass this tag to: Lily, Sexymom, Utah Mommy, Joy, Twinkletoe :) grab it guys..thanks for ur time!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Shopping..Shopping and more Shopping!!

I said to myself that I don't go shopping anymore..but I love shopping..i'm a normal person esp. a woman who loves shopping. I believed there is no woman who don't love shopping..After we went to Walhalla today, we proceed to Donau Einkauf Centrum, in English Danube Shopping Center..it's a German word anyway..

At this time there are a lot of WSV- Winter Schluss Verkauf..or this so called in English Winter Closing Sale..since winter is fast ending.. I did not knew this before..now that I know this one, I usually buy at this time where you can have till 90% discounts esp. on clothes..such a good deal..got some evidence that I was there today!! See you tomorrow dear friends..thanks for always visiting me here!!I really appreciate it..
one of my favorite shop..bought some clothes here today

my other favorite shopping shop..guess these two shops will pay me for
advertising their shops in my site...just kidding!!

I love this white jacket..might probably wait
when it will be on sale next time

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Reader's Request

I got a request in my tag-board from a reader name Art last Feb. 07, 2008...saying this;
"Ruby, I have enjoyed your blog very much. I was in Hohenfels almost 40years ago. Could you PLEASE post a picture of The Schwarzen Katz restraunt on your blog? Thank You VERY MUCH"

Hello Art, I finally got some photos for you from the Black Cat Restaurant or Schwarze Katz here in Hohenfels...

anyway, this small beer house in Hohenfels is the favorite hang-out of American soldiers....it's just some hundred meters walk from our house but never been there..I also really don't want to go insides because guests or people there smoke too much...But since Jan. 2008, it is already prohibited by law to smoke inside the restaurants...so probably next time will try to go inside the Schwarze Katz..

.here it is...sorry done it a bit late...but anyway "Better late than Never"

my beloved Hohenfels..the farthest buildings are already the housing
of the US soldiers and their family..


the real Schwarze Kat..saw today while I went walking..perfect timing!!!

here it is Art, your request is now finally granted!!!
hope you're happy now!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I Can Cook...

I can cook!!!...well, I believed that is true because cooking is one of my favorite..in short I love cooking...do you understand that??? Aside from a lot of things I usually do, cooking is my passion..I have a lot of cookbooks, but I really don't follow how it is written there. I follow my own instinct in cooking...My sense of taste and smell can determine if the food I cook taste good or not...but most of the food I cook really taste good!!! won't you believe that???I'm not telling you that I'm conceited..I'm just telling you the truth..

I cook all the time Filipino food and now some German ones.. I love adobo, menudo, apritada, pancit, nilaga and some more Filipino cuisines of course.. My husband eat most of the food I cook. It's not really a problem for him to eat Filipino food besides that he really like it...or maybe my husband is just not choosy.. Unlike other Filipinas (who are also married to foreigners) who need to cook another menu because their husband don't eat most Filipino food.

I am very lucky to have a very simple and down-to-earth husband. He is one of God's greatest blessing...back to food anyway..I cook today another "pantsam"????? this sounds quite new to you...right???Pantsam in our language simply means "pantsamba" hahaha!!! okey, let me explain this a little bit.... for example I cook something for the first time or experiment a menu..sometimes it taste really very good sometimes not so good but can still be eaten..this means "pantsamba or we say tsamba-tsamba lang"

Honestly speaking, I experiment sometimes new menus...if my friend will ask what is it.....I would simply say "pantsam"...you know now what "pantsam" means...I can't think today what to cook so I made another "pantsam" food.. I just remembered my friend who cook the same last time but I don't know how she cooked it...so I made an experiment.

This time I made my own "Beef with broccoli and carrots" ..I love broccoli. I just even boil it sometimes..put some pepper and salt..and that's it....here is my end product..my husband said..taste very good besides that it is full of nutrients from vegetables!!!

beef meat with broccoli, carrots, bell pepper and onions

of course without rice, it doesn't taste more yummy

The Water

This story shed my tears...I seldom cry but this one just shed my tears..
it is quite a long story, but really very touching...Please read it too..
I wish everyone a nice weekend!!!!God bless us all!!


It was one of the hottest days of the dry season. We had
not seen rain in almost a month. The crops were dying.
Cows had stopped giving milk. The creeks and streams were
long gone back into the earth. It was a dry season that
would bankrupt several farmers before it was through.

Every day, my husband and his brothers would go about the
arduous process of trying to get water to the fields. Lately
this process had involved taking a truck to the local water
rendering plant and filling it up with water. But severe
rationing had cut everyone off. If we didn't see some rain
soon...we would lose everything.

It was on this day that I learned the true lesson of sharing
and witnessed the only miracle I have seen with my own eyes.
I was in the kitchen making lunch for my husband and his
brothers when I saw my six-year-old son, Billy, walking
toward the woods. He wasn't walking with the usual carefree
abandon of a youth but with a serious purpose. I could only see
his back. He was obviously walking with a great effort
...trying to be as still as possible.

Minutes after he disappeared into the woods, he came running
out again, toward the house. I went back to making sandwiches,
thinking that whatever task he had been doing was completed.
Moments later, however, he was once again walking in that
slow purposeful stride toward the woods.

This activity went on for an hour: walk carefully to the woods,
run back to the house. Finally, I couldn't take it any longer,
and I crept out of the house and followed him on his journey
(being very careful not to be seen...as he was obviously doing
important work and didn't need his Mommy checking up on him).

He was cupping both hands in front of him as he walked, being
very careful not to spill the water he held in them...maybe two
or three tablespoons were held in his tiny hands.

I sneaked close as he went into the woods. Branches and thorns
slapped his little face, but he did not try to avoid them.
He had a much higher purpose. As I leaned in to spy on him, I
saw the most amazing site. Several large deer loomed in front
of him.

Billy walked right up to them. I almost screamed for him to get
away. A huge buck with elaborate antlers was dangerously close.
But the buck did not threaten him...he didn't even move as Billy
knelt down. And I saw a tiny fawn lying on the ground,
obviously suffering from dehydration and heat exhaustion, lift
its head with great effort to lap up the water cupped in my
beautiful boy's hands.

When the water was gone, Billy jumped up to run back to the
house and I hid behind a tree. I followed him back to the house
to a spigot that we had shut off the water to.

Billy opened it all the way up and a small trickle began to
creep out. He knelt there, letting the drip slowly fill up his
makeshift "cup," as the sun beat down on his little back.

And it became clear to me. The trouble he had gotten into for
playing with the hose the week before. The lecture he had
received about the importance of not wasting water. The reason
he didn't ask me to help him.

It took almost twenty minutes for the drops to fill his hands.
When he stood up and began the trek back, I was there in front
of him. His little eyes just filled with tears.
"I'm not wasting," was all he said.

As he began his walk, I joined him...with a small pot of water
from the kitchen. I let him tend to the fawn. I stayed away.
It was his job.

I stood on the edge of the woods watching the most beautiful
heart I have ever known working so hard to save another life.
As the tears that rolled down my face began to hit the ground,
they were suddenly joined by other drops...and more drops...and
more.........

I looked up at the sky. It was as if God, Himself, was weeping
with pride.

Some will probably say that this was all just a huge
coincidence. That miracles don't really exist. That it was
bound to rain sometime. And I can't argue with that.
............I'm not going to try.

All I can say is that the rain that came that day saved our
farm...just like the actions of one little boy saved another.

This is not one of those crazy chain letters...if you don't
forward it to anyone, nothing bad will happen to you.
If you choose to forward it, you won't receive any riches in the
mail.

I don't know if anyone will read this...but I had to send it
out. To honor the memory of my beautiful Billy, who was taken
from me much too soon.... But not before showing me the true
face of God, in a little sunburned body.

~Author Unknown~

Friday, February 22, 2008

I'm finally done!!

I mentioned yesterday that I started packing my Balikbayan box..I had finally finished it today..ready for sending to the Philippines...every time I go shopping, I usually buy some stuff esp. those that are on sale...I gather them together until my box will be full...here are some pix of what are inside the box....

toblerone and delicious Milka chocos

more chocolates


variety of teas for my beloved father

Why Women Cry

A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him.


"I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."

Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"

"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"

God said:

"When I made the woman she had to be special.

I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world,

yet gentle enough to give comfort.

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."

"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart -- the place where love resides.

As We Change

As we change

...so will our circumstances.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The BOX

I spent my whole day today fixing my Balikbayan box..For those people who don't know yet...We Filipinos are really very attached to our family.. We always remember our families back in the Philippines esp. by sending Balikbayan boxes which also shows our attitude of being generous..I usually send boxes to the Philippines 2 to 3 times in a year esp. during Christmas time. This serves as my Xmas gift to them.

As usual, my box contained a lot of stuff...from chocolates to shampoos, soaps, clothes, toothpaste, canned goods and a lot more. I just felt happy every time I do it, besides that my family are also very happy receiving imported stuff..Although it takes some weeks (normally 6-8 weeks) to deliver it, it is still not so bad..the box is quite big enough and there is no weight limit..it is also very cheaper compared to sending it by regular post. I guess my box weight around 250 kilos...not bad for 100 Euro...

hopefully will send it this month or next month ..well that's all for today!! wish you all a nice evening!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

"NOT YET"

"I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster,
plans to bring about the future you hope for." Jr 29:11


"Not Yet"

Sometimes I ask the question, "My Lord, is this your will?"
It's then I hear you answer me, "My Precious Child... be still."

Sometimes I feel frustrated, cause I think I know what's best.
It's then I hear you say to me, "My Busy Child... just rest"

Sometimes I feel so lonely and I think I'd like a mate.
Your still small voice gets oh so clear and says, "My Child... please wait"

"I know the plans I have for you, the wondrous things you'll see;
If you can just be patient, Child, and put your trust in me.

I've plans to draw you closer. I've plans to help you grow.
There's much I do you cannot see
and much you do not know.

But know This, Child... I LOVE YOU. You are Precious unto Me.
Before I formed you in the womb, I planned your destiny.

I've something very special I hope for you to learn.
The gifts I wish to give to you are gifts you cannot earn.

They come without a price tag, but not without a cost;
at Calvary, I gave My Son, so You would not be lost.

Rest Child, and do not weary of doing what is good.
I promise I'll come back for you just like I said I would.

Your name is written on my palm, I never could forget;
Therefore, do not be discouraged when my answer is... "Not Yet"

~Author Unknown~



d best time is aLways God's time..

for those whO hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles.

They will run and not go weary, they will walk and not be faint.

hope this wud inspire y'all. hav a bLeSsed day!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

EIGHT LIES OF A MOTHER

This is a very touching one...esp. to children ....to all Mothers keep up the good work!!!

This story begins when I was a child: I was born poor. Often we hadn't
enough to eat. Whenever we had some food, Mother often gave me her portion
of rice. While she was transferring her rice into my bowl, she would say
"Eat this rice, son! I'm not hungry." This was Mother's First Lie.

As I grew, Mother gave up her spare time to fish in a river near our house;
she hoped that from the fish she caught, she could gave me a little bit more
nutritious food for my growth. Once she had caught just two fish, she would
make fish soup. While I was eating the soup, mother would sit beside me and
eat the what was still left on the bone of the fish I had eaten, My heart
was touched when I saw it. Once I gave the other fish to her on my chopstick
but she immediately refused it and said, "Eat this fish, son! I don't really
like fish." This was Mother's Second Lie.

Then, in order to fund my education, Mother went to a Match Factory to
bring home some used matchboxes which she filled with fresh matchsticks.
This helped her get some money to cover our needs. One wintry night I awoke
to find Mother filling the matchboxes by candlelight. So I said, "Mother,
go to sleep; it's late: you can continue working tomorrow morning." Mother
smiled and said "Go to sleep, son! I'm not tired." This was Mother's Third
Lie .

When I had to sit my Final Examination, Mother accompanied me. After
dawn, Mother waited for me for hours in the heat of the sun. When
the bell rang, I ran to meet her.. Mother embraced me and poured me a
glass of tea that she had prepared in a thermos. The tea was not as strong
as my Mother's love, Seeing Mother covered with perspiration, I at once
gave her my glass and asked her to drink too. Mother said "Drink, son! I'm
not thirsty!". This was Mother's Fourth Lie.

After Father's death, Mother had to play the role of a single parent.

She held on to her former job; she had to fund our needs alone. Our
family's life was more complicated. We suffered from starvation. Seeing our
family's condition worsening, my kind Uncle who lived near my house came to
help us solve our problems big and small.

Our other neighbors saw that we were poverty stricken so they often advised
my mother to marry again. But Mother refused to remarry saying "I don't
need love."

This was Mother's Fifth Lie.

After I had finished my studies and gotten a job, it was time for my old
Mother to retire but she carried on going to the market every morning
just to sell a few vegetables. I kept sending her money but she was
steadfast and even sent the money back to me. She said, "I have enough
money."

That was Mother's Sixth Lie.


I continued my part-time studies for my Master's Degree. Funded by the
American Corporation for which I worked, I succeeded in my studies.

With a big jump in my salary, I decided to bring Mother to enjoy life in
America but Mother didn't want to bother her son; she said to me "I'm not
used to high living."

That was Mother's Seventh Lie

In her old age, Mother was attacked by cancer and had to be hospitalized.

Now living far across the ocean, I went home to visit Mother who was
bedridden after an operation. Mother tried to smile but I was heartbroken
because she was so thin and feeble but Mother said, "Don't cry, son! I'm
not in pain."

That was Mother's Eighth Lie.

Telling me this her eighth lie, she died.

YES, MOTHER WAS AN ANGEL!

M - O - T - H - E - R

" M " is for the million things she gave me,
" O " means only that she's growing old,
" T " is for the tears she shed to save me,
" H " is for her heart of gold,
" E " is for her eyes with love-light shining in them,
" R " means right, and right she'll always be,
As you put 'em this way, they spell "MOTHER"-- a word that means the world to me.


For those of you who are lucky to be still blessed with your Mom's presence
on Earth, this story is beautiful. For those who aren't so blessed, this is
even more beautiful.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Who is in Control??

a very long time forwarded email last 2005 by a friend..
hope we also got a lesson from this story..very touching!!

TRUE AWESOME STORY

A man from Norfolk, VA called a local radio station to
share this on Sept 11th, 2001. His Name was Robert
Matthews. These are his words:

"A few weeks before Sept. 11th, my wife and I found
out we were going to have our first child. She
planned a trip out to California to visit her sister.
On our way to the airport, we prayed that God would
grant my wife a safe trip and be with her.
Shortly after I said 'amen,' we both heard a loud pop
and the car shook violently. We had blown out a tire.
I replaced the tire as quickly as I could, but we
still missed her flight. Both very upset, we drove home.


I received a call from my father who was retired NYFD.
He asked what my wife's flight number was, but I
explained that we missed the flight. My father
informed me that her flight was the one that crashed
into the southern tower. I was too shocked to speak.
My father also had more news for me; he was going to
help. 'This is not something I can just sit by for; I
have to do something.'

I was concerned for his safety, of course, but more
because he had never given his life to Christ. After
a brief debate, I knew his mind was made up. Before
he got off of the phone, he said, 'take good care of
my grandchild.' Those were the last words I ever heard
my father say; he died while helping in the rescue effort.

My joy that my prayer of safety for my wife had been
answered quickly became anger. I was angry at God, at
my father, and at myself. I had gone for nearly two years
blaming God for taking my father away. My son would never
know his grandfather, my father had never accepted Christ,
and I never got to say goodbye.

Then something happened. About two months ago, I was
sitting at home with my wife and my son, when there was
a knock on the door. I looked at my wife, but I could tell
she wasn't expecting anyone. I opened the door to a couple
with a small child. The man looked at me and asked if my
father's name was Jake Matthews. I told him it was. He
quickly grabbed my hand and said, 'I never got the chance
to meet your father, but it is an honor to meet his son.'


He explained to me that his wife had worked in the World
Trade Center and had been caught inside after the attack.
She was pregnant and had been caught under debris. He then
explained that my father had been the one to find his wife
and free her.

My eyes welled up with tears as I thought of my father
giving his life for people like this. He then said,
'there is something else you need to know.'His wife then
told me that as my father worked to free her, she talked
to him and lead him to Christ.

I began sobbing at the news. Now I know that when I
get to heaven, my father will be standing beside Jesus
to welcome me, and that this family would be able to
thank him themselves.

When their baby boy was born, they named him Jacob
Matthew in honor of the man who gave his life so
mother and baby could live."

This story should help us to realize two things:
First - that though it has been Four years since the
attacks, we should never let it become a mere tragic
memory. And second - but most important - God is always
in control. We may not see the reason behind things,
and we may never know this side of heaven, but God is
ALWAYS in control.

Please take time to share this amazing story with
those you love. You may never know the impact it may
have on someone. God doesn't call the qualified, He
qualifies the called.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Irish Luck

This is a pretty interesting story, if its true...actually it's a chain letter I received 3 years ago, just want to share it with you before I delete it...So just read it and have fun!!!

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day,
while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help
coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools
and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a
terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved
the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse
surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and
introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

"I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life."
"No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer
replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to
the door of the family hovel.

"Is that your son?" the nobleman asked.
"Yes," the farmer replied proudly.
"I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of
education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no
doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of." And that he did. Farmer
Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St.
Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known
throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of
Penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog
was stricken with pneumonia.

What saved his life this time? Penicillin.
The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name?
Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

Work like you don't need the money.

Love like you've never been hurt.

Dance like nobody's watching.

Sing like nobody's listening.

Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

It's National Friendship Week. Send this to everyone you consider A
FRIEND. Pass this on, and brighten someone's day.

AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH: You had better send this back!! Good Luck!

I hope it works...

May there always be work for your hands to do;

May your purse always hold a coin or two;

May the sun always shine on your windowpane;

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;

May the hand of a friend always be near you;

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Getting To Know Me....Getting To Know You

My friend Twinkletoe, tagged me with this today. Thanks friend for this tag.. Thanks thanks again! mwah!

Copy this entire list of questions and change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then tag and pass it along to other blogging friends. Let’s see how well we can get to know one another!

1. What is your occupation?
- a former banker and accountant back in the Phils. now a manager of myself!!!!.wink!!

2. What color are your socks right now?
- i love wearing socks even in hot pinas. got dozens of it. kakabagin pag di ko 'to suot. wearing orange one right now.

3. What are you listening to right now?
- nothing, just watching German TV.

4. What was the last thing that you ate?
- chocolate coated cashews.

5. Can you drive a stick shift?
- very well..paid thousands of Euro in a German driving school.

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
- Red, Orange, Blue

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
- Lucil

8. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
- super YES! i call her power girl!

9. Favorite drink?
- Green Tea and Water

10. What is your favorite sport to watch?
- Football in Germany and Skiing and..love the Euro sport channel. they got a lot of different sports there.

11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
- 3 years ago.

12. Pets?
- Dogs back in the Philippines..got 3 named Peewee, Chippy and Akira..Peewee gave birth to 5 dogs..got a total of 8 now...dami palamunin ..

13. Favorite food?
- Most Filipino food, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Mexican..guess lahat ata basta masarap at di panis n poisonous

14. Last movie you watched?
- Harry Potter Movie

15. Favorite Day of the year?
- Christmas day.

16. What do you do to vent anger?
- Talk and talk and talk and eat and eat and eat but don't cry.

17. What was your favorite toy as a child?
- my first and last doll..

18. What is your favorite, fall or spring?
- both Spring, new flowers and green leaves on the trees. Fall, you see the different colorful leaves around

19. Hugs or kisses?
- Lots of hugs and lots of kisses.

20. What kind of pie?
- Warm apple pie in Germany and mango pie back in the phils.

21. Do you want your friends to email you back?
- Yup. all the time.

22. Who is most likely to respond?
- My closest and best friends and of course my sistas.

23. Who is least likely to respond?
- bahala cla ug di cla mu respond..labot ko..hehehe.

24. Living arrangements?
- With my one and only Schatz.

25. When was the last time you cried?
- can't remember. di man gud ko ang cry type..

26. What is on the floor of your closet?
- carpet..hahaha..

27. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to?
- Lily

28. The friend you have known the shortest amount of time that you are sending this to?
- Carlota, Lolli, Babette, Vicki, Darlene, Lyn2.

29. Favorite smell?
- ang sarili kong amoy...hahaha..jokikikz..got some nice smelling perfume, kapoy enumerate diri..hihihi

30. What inspires you?
- My family, loved ones and friends...also challenges..

31. What are you afraid of?
- i guess nothing and nobody. hihi

32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers?
- All of the above.

33. Favorite car?
- Mercedes Benz sana..but can only afford its sister car , Smart ForFour

4. Favorite cat breed?
- Don't like cat. lagot ko sa balahibo aning cat..

35. Number of keys on your key ring?
- Many to mention.

36. How many years at your current job?
- manager of myself now....worked at EPCIBank for 9 years before and 2.5 years as SPV in a Retail Store..

37. Favorite day of the week?
-everyday. gay gatunganga kanunay sa pc ug way lingaw..kasabot mo....toink!!

38. How many provinces have you lived in?
- 3 man tingali..wink..bitaw sakto na

39. How many countries have you been to?
- 10 including stop-overs..unya musuroy pa jud ko puhon ug kadaug ko ug lotto..bwahahaha...next ang vegas...get ready i'm coming....ganon!!!

I'm tagging Babette, Carlota, Lollipop, Vickie,Darlene,Lyn2x.

Commandments of Marriage

Is this really true or just a joke!!! Keep reading and wish you
a nice weekend!!

Commandment 1. Marriages are made in heaven.
But so again, are thunder and lightning.

Commandment 2. If you want your wife to listen
and pay strict attention to every word you say, talk in your
sleep.

Commandment 3. Marriage is grand -- and divorce
is at least 100 grand!

Commandment 4. Married life is very frustrating. In
the first year of marriage, the man speaks and the
woman listens. In the second year, the woman
speaks and the man listens. In the third year, they both
speak and the neighbours listen.

Commandment 5. When a man opens the door of
his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: Either the
car is new or the wife is.

Commandment 6. Marriage is when a man and
woman become as one; The trouble starts when they try to decide
which one.

Commandment 7. Before marriage, a man will lie
awake all night thinking about something you say. After
marriage, he will fall asleep before you finish.

Commandment 8. Every man wants a wife who is
beautiful, understanding, economical, and a good
cook. But the law allows only one wife.

Commandment 9. Marriage and love are purely
matter of chemistry. That is why wife treats husband like
toxic waste.

Commandment 10. A man is incomplete until he is
married. After that, he is finished..

Bonus commandment story.

A long married couple came upon a wishing well.
The wife leaned over, made a wish and threw in a penny.
The husband decided to make a wish too. But he
leaned over too much, fell into the well, and drowned. The
wife was stunned for a moment but then smiled, "It
really works!"

Friday, February 15, 2008

MAG Cover Girl

Got this tag from the Power Girl..Twinkletoe..


Time Cover Girl 2008

how I wish am a "real" Time Cover Girl. BUT WHY NOT??? even just in my dreams....toink!!! probably Cosmo magazine just did not discover me before..what do you think??wink!!

I put myself both in Life and Time magazine...what's wrong anyway..it's my choice..

thanks to my friend Tchel (who is a Cosmo Cover Girl ) for tagging me with this one. Thanks to Magmypic for this wonderful tool that makes every girl's dream come true and that's to be a magazine cover girl. Who wouldn't want to be in a magazine anyway?

and the best part...i'm tagging all bisdak friends and blogger friends!!! it's your chance to be a Mag Cover Girl now!!!
also got some more mag cover pix here..

A Chinese Blessing!!

A water bearer in China had two large pots, each
hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his
neck.

One pot had a crack in it, while the other pot was
perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.


At the end of the long walk from the stream to the
house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the
bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of
water to his house.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its
accomplishments, perfect for which it was made. But
the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own
imperfection, and miserable that it was able to
accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After 2 years of what it perceived to be a bitter
failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the
stream...

"I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side
causes water to leak out all the way back to your
house."

The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that
there were flowers only on your side of the path, but
not on the other pot's side?

That's because I have always known about your flaw,
and I planted flower seeds on your side of the path.
Every day while we walk back, you've watered them. For
two years I have been able to pick these beautiful
flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just
the way you are, there would not be this beauty to
grace the house."

Moral:
Each of us has our own unique flaws. We're all
cracked pots.
But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that
make our lives together so very interesting and
rewarding. You've just got to take each person
for what they are, and look for the good in them.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Perfect Timing for my Friend Who's Looking for Modern Furnitures

This is just a perfect timing. I got a friend who will be going back to the States after their work contact in Germany. They had been looking for furnitures here to be brought to the US but I guess it is very impossible. Besides that the prices here in Europe for furnitures are really very high, in addition to shipping will really be more expensive.

Besides that the current exchange rate of Dollar versus Euro is also very high. Her husband earns dollar (working anyway in one of the US bases here) here in Germany, so I guess they won't buy for such expensive furnitures here.

The last time I spoke to my friend, she mentioned about buying especially for a modern bedroom for them and another one for their only child. I believed, she will be happy if I will tell her about modernline Furniture. I already knew my friend's taste like being so always modern and stylish. Guess below is the perfect one..


Anyway, it's not really a problem with choosing a modern bedroom at Modernlinefurniture.com because they always have cheaper, qualitative, and quantitative items to choose from. They also have unique and exclusive models, colors and styles.

She will probably be surprised once I tell her about modernline Furniture. Not only that, they deliver anywhere in the US with a flat-fee shipping cost regardless of any order size. She can also have a variety of choices with a very reasonable and competitive price in looking for her modern bedroom.

A Valentine Quote

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires;
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.

-Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

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History of Saint Valentine

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ALL MY BLOGGER FRIENDS,
VIEWERS, READERS AND COMMENTATORS!!
I really appreciate all your visits here!!
Please always feel free to leave comments and messages!!
My deepest apology if I cannot visit you one by one
but if given the chance
and time, I always wanted to!!!
Thank you very much for your patient and understanding!!

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St. ValentinePatron of Love, Young People, Happy Marriages
269

St. Valentine
St. Valentine

Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him renounce his faith in effectual, commended him to be beaten with clubs, and afterwards, to be beheaded, which was executed on February 14, about the year 270. Pope Julius I is said to have built a church near Ponte Mole to he memory, which for a long time gave name to the gate now called Porta del Popolo, formerly, Porta Valetini. The greatest part of his relics are now in the church of St. Praxedes. His name is celebrated as that of an illustrious martyr in the sacramentary of St. Gregory, the Roman Missal of Thomasius, in the calendar of F. Fronto and that of Allatius, in Bede, Usuard, Ado, Notker and all other martyrologies on this day. To abolish the heathens lewd superstitious custom of boys drawing the names of girls, in honor of their goddess Februata Juno, on the fifteenth of this month, several zealous pastors substituted the names of saints in billets given on this day.

The Origin of St. Valentine

The origin of St. Valentine, and how many St. Valentines there were, remains a mystery. One opinion is that he was a Roman martyred for refusing to give up his Christian faith. Other historians hold that St. Valentine was a temple priest jailed for defiance during the reign of Claudius. Whoever he was, Valentine really existed because archaeologists have unearthed a Roman catacomb and an ancient church dedicated to Saint Valentine. In 496 AD Pope Gelasius marked February 14th as a celebration in honor of his martyrdom.

The first representation of Saint Valentine appeared in a The Nuremberg Chronicle, a great illustrated book printed in 1493. [Additional evidence that Valentine was a real person: archaeologists have unearthed a Roman catacomb and an ancient church dedicated to Saint Valentine.] Alongside a woodcut portrait of him, text states that Valentinus was a Roman priest martyred during the reign of Claudius the Goth [Claudius II]. Since he was caught marrying Christian couples and aiding any Christians who were being persecuted under Emperor Claudius in Rome [when helping them was considered a crime], Valentinus was arrested and imprisoned. Claudius took a liking to this prisoner -- until Valentinus made a strategic error: he tried to convert the Emperor -- whereupon this priest was condemned to death. He was beaten with clubs and stoned; when that didn't do it, he was beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate [circa 269].

Saints are not supposed to rest in peace; they're expected to keep busy: to perform miracles, to intercede. Being in jail or dead is no excuse for non-performance of the supernatural. One legend says, while awaiting his execution, Valentinus restored the sight of his jailer's blind daughter. Another legend says, on the eve of his death, he penned a farewell note to the jailer's daughter, signing it, "From your Valentine."

St. Valentine was a Priest, martyred in 269 at Rome and was buried on the Flaminian Way. He is the Patron Saint of affianced couples, bee keepers, engaged couples, epilepsy, fainting, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, plague, travellers, young people. He is represented in pictures with birds and roses.

Quote for Valentines Day

Happy Hearts Day to everyone one!!!
hope you have great moments
on this very special day!!!

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My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.

-William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet




Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentines day!!

One more sleep and the most Romantic Day
of the year is coming esp. for lovers..
I would like to take this opportunity to greet all of my
friends online, visitors,
readers and blogger friends...
Happy Hearts day!!
May your hearts continue to bleed with love!!!





A very special thanks to my beloved husband for
all his love, support and understanding all the time..
Ich liebe dich Schatz..danke fuer alles!!!

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I'll be back!!

got again a migraine..the weather is changing again..the past days were sunny and so nice..today is still foggy outside..guess this is the cause of my migraine...i'll see you later once i feel better...have a great day!!

A Contradiction or a Truism?

"Play it safe; take a chance." At first glance, this statement may seem to be contradictory, but it is absolutely true that the person who won't take a chance hasn't got a chance.

For example, when you invest in the stock market, you are taking a chance. There is risk involved. But historically speaking, if you invest sensibly and go for the long haul, your returns will be consistent and appreciably larger than those you would receive from an interest-only deposit.

Homeowners take chances when they rent their homes because most tenants will not take care of a home as conscientiously as the owner of that home. However, any real estate agent will tell you that it is a far greater risk to leave the home empty because it deteriorates much faster empty than it does when it is occupied. After all, homes are built to be lived in.

The ship that leaves harbor runs certain risks because of currents, possible storms and potential collisions with other ships -- all of which can create real hazards. However, the ship is at greater risk if it is simply idle at anchor. It will collect barnacles faster and become unseaworthy faster in the safety of the harbor than it will while sailing the high seas. After all, that's why ships are built.

The farmer takes a huge risk when he plows the soil, plants and fertilizes the seed, and puts insecticide on the plants and trees. He puts his sweat and time in the project and is at the mercy of the weather until the crop is harvested. It's risky all right, but if he didn't take that risk, the land would provide little, if any, return, his family would suffer, and you and I would go without many of the things we take for granted.

In life, we undergo certain risks, and if we simply play everything safe, we do not have a chance. So take a chance, and I'll see you at the top!

by: Zig Ziglar



Tuesday, February 12, 2008

AWARDS, AWARDS AND MORE

WOW! I'm imagining I'm in the middle of the stage receiving my awards....really feel great!!!! Thanks a million to Tchel akaTwinkletoe...i'm feeling great tonight... *wink*

all blogger friends esp. bisdak friends are welcome to grab this again...feel free to grab it....let's spread love in this LOVE Month..


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Blog Buddies Award

I really feel like a superstar tonight...guess better than grammy award as i got a lot of awards. thanks a lot Tchel..you're great!!


This award goes to all the bloggers who became my friend. Thank you for those comments, thank you for not forgetting to tag me and to award me. Thanks. You guys makes me happy.
ALL BISDAK FRIENDS AND ALL MY LINKIES CAN GRAB THIS TOO!!

Break Out Blogger Award

ALL BLOGGER FRIENDS ARE WELCOME
TO GRAB THIS AWARD
THANKS A MILLION AGAIN TO TCHEL
FOR THIS VERY WONDERFUL AWARD..


This award goes to all the bloggers who warmly welcomed me here in the blogworld. I thank you guys for making my blogging days fun and something to look forward too and thank you for being a friend.

Toadally Awesome Award!!

You Are Toadally Awesome Award by Twinkletoe

thanks a lot for this award..really appreciate it!!!

copied this from twinkletoe::
Kim said, "I have a new award to hand out..They are “toadally awesome” to me… just link back to me as to the original one who started this…Thanks alot…You can hand this out if you wish to at least 15 bloggers that “toadally awesome".

I AM AWARDING THIS TO ALL BISDAK FRIENDS
AND ALL MY LINKIES TOO!!!
GRAB IT GUYS!!!

Pixie Dust Pin Award

Photobucket Pixie Dust Pin Award - Got this award from the one and only Twinkletoe . mwah! tenk u! tenk u!


Just wanted to spread the magic by giving you this exclusive Pixie dust. It says that it'll help to make your dream come true. Now you can spread a little magic of you own. Pass this pixie dust pin to your friends.

all my linkies and bisdak friends can grab it esp. to those who still don't have it...!!!

Sexiest Body Award


...got an award, I got an award LOL . Thanks Beth for the award....I really appreciate it, even if I am not really sexy..maybe before, 5 years ago..very sexy..hehehe... Thank you so much Beth..take care there!!!





And now its my turn to pass this award to my sexy friends in the blogging world. here they are.Twinkletoe, carlota, Lolli, Sexy Mom(kani kay name pa lang sexy jud),Ylan, Vickie, Lily and all bisdak friends...hala biraha ni ninyo uy..kay mga wafah ug wafoh man ta..

THE ESCAPE

This post is the continuation of the post I had written last Saturday Feb. 09, entitled

Warning to All Pinays Who Want to Marry Foreigners.

If you read this post you might know then what I am talking to now. ....sorry just don't find time to write it immediately...So last Friday, we finally escaped or let say I helped Ana escape from her misery (is that really misery..just can't find the exact word now, but i guess so).....I already bought our train ticket to go to a certain place here in Bavaria, the state where I also presently live..

I also prepared a travelling bag full of clothes and the basic things she need like bath soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush and a lot more (thanks also to my pinay neighbor who contributed clothes) . She don't have anything with here that day except for a pack bag full of books which she use in the German language course. Her husband stayed at home all the time and if he will see her with a big bag, he might not able to escape. Besides that Ana, said that her husband really don't want to work now. He had his one toe operated last time so he can have a sick leave and don't can go to work. Her husband also told her that he really don't want to work and only want to stay at home watching TV while smoking and drinking.

Ana said that she have a wonderful mother-in-law, whom she help sometimes in the household chores like washing the clothes, grocery shopping and cleaning the house. The money that her Mother-in-law gave to her, she use it for buying bus ticket so she can go to the school. She said that her husband never gave her money. I even saw her wallet without any money except for family pictures.

During the plan escape, I met here in the school where she usually attended... Last Friday was also her last day in the German language course. I waited for her in the school office while she is bidding goodbye to her classmates. All of her classmates there are also foreigners just like her. Some even gave their phone numbers so when she need some help, they might help her too.

I also really appreciate her teachers (who were also my teachers before) who helped her. The secretary of the school also gave here some money aside from the small amount I gave her which she can really use because she even don't have a single centavo....what really a pitiful situation...

On our way to the train station, we were very careful that day because Ana said that her husband will go to the Post office and the post office is near the train station...we're playing like hide and seek because we had to stay to the place where it is not so visible to a lot of people.

Finally we arrived to the place where we also met another Filipina who will finally helped her with all what she need esp. the house where she will be staying temporarily. I thought, once I handed her to this Filipina, I am over since I also want to go walking around the city. But the other Filipina told me that I can go with her so I have an idea too, what's the next thing to happen...

That was really a good idea so I will also know where she will be staying..Until all the paper works were processed for the house where Ana will be temporarily staying, we also showed to her the grocery store where she can buy food and other stuffs she need. Yesterday, the other Filipina also helped her to process the different government offices who will help her situation besides that she also need a translator because she still don't speak good German and her English is also not so good.

I hope that yesterday was a successful day for them as they went to the different government offices. I knew there's a lot of paper works to do... but at least what is important now is that Ana is safe and her coming baby too...also wanted to contact her in the next few days..

It is just a very nice feeling when you help somebody esp. saving their lives....a help that don't expect for any return but simply want to help...a help that comes from the heart!!..what a wonderful feeling!! do you feel the same way???or do you help only somebody because you are expecting for a return..I hope not!!!

wish everyone a nice Monday!!! God bless us all!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

An Open Mind

A man who seeks knowledge without an open mind
seeks nothing at all.


~ Wanda Morrison,
Missionary, Venezuela”

Hello My Friend Award

Hello My Friend - update

Hello my friends!!! yes, hello my friends coz I got a Hello My Friend Award. I got this award from a friend named Tchel aka twinkletoe. Isn't that amazing? thanks a lot wafah !!! very much appreciated..

Hello My Friend Award

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Why God Made Friends

God made the world with a heart full of love
Then He looked down from heaven above
And saw that we all need a helping hand
Someone to share with, who`ll understand

He made special people to see us through
In times of happiness and in sadness
A person whom we can always depend
Someone we can call a friend

Sharing this award to my other friends:
carlota, Amy, kikay, Lily, Lollipop and all bisdak friends...grab it guys!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Photobucket Medal of Awesomeness Award - ...got this award from twinkletoe: Thanks a lot for this award... You're one awesome friend. mwah!


I'm giving this award to all my linkies esp. to those who still don't have it..all bisdak friends ca also grab this..grab it now guys..you're all awesome!!! thanks for being a friend in this blogging world!!!

Better Late than Never

I joined this group of friends last year. It's so nice knowing fellow bisdak around the globe chatting online and sharing each other's ideas, thoughts and opinions...i'm feeling good and happy to be a proud bisdak...Congratulations to all of us bisdak esp. to the admin who made this site....More Power!!! MABUHAY!!!



special thanks to twinkletoe: ) for this scrapping...really nice!!!

Saint Valentine

Since Valentines Day is fast approaching..got here the story of St. Valentine..so for those who don't know yet its story..here it is...

The story of Valentine’s Day dates back to the third century.

Under Emperor Claudius of Rome, men were expected to volunteer and join the army to fight in wars. Unfortunately, many did not join because of the pain of leaving their wives and children. Emperor Claudius thought that if these men were not married, they would not mind joining the army; thus, he forbade marriage throughout his kingdom.

However, a priest by the name of Valentine did not follow this new ordinance. He continued to marry couples secretly. One night in a wedding ceremony, Fr. Valentine was arrested, put into prison and was sentenced to death. The priest, despite his condition, remained cheerful as young people came to visit, throw flowers and notes, and show support in his belief in love. One of these young people was the daughter of a prison guard. She would often visit and talk with him for hours. Thus, on the day of his execution, February 14, 269, the priest left his new friend a short note, thanking her for the friendship and loyalty. The note read, “Love from your Valentine.”

Thus, every year on February 14, young people, especially couples, remember St. Valentine’s sacrifice for love and friendship.

Tears


God puts a tear in your eye

...so that you can see a rainbow.

~Author Unknown~

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Warning to All Pinays Who Want to Marry Foreigners

This is a true story which is a very sad one. ..just wanted to share it with you guys esp. to all Pinays who might want to marry foreigners.... Each and everyone have its own luck. Others might have good luck but others might have bad ones. Well, I am not telling you that you are not going to marry foreigners but this serves only as a guide even a lesson for those who already experienced it. Remember everyone is unique and not all people are really bad..Besides the story of Maria is not always the same as the story of Eva....is that right???hope you agree with me..but then it's up to you to decide....anyway, this post is in relation to my previous post last Thursday..

Last week, I got a phone call from a school institution where this Filipina was taking a German language course. The secretary there already knew me and told me about the situation of this Filipina. Let me just name this Pinay, Ana...Ana is only five months here in Germany and she is three months pregnant as of now...(wow I envy her)..I've been married for almost five years but still did not get pregnant...just waiting for God's grace for me...

Ok let me continue....The secretary told me that Ana need immediate help before everything will be too late. ..I told the secretary of that school that I will be meeting Ana, which happened last Wednesday...and yup I met Ana that day and shared to me about her situation which is really very sad and depressing. She is married to this German guy who is irresponsible, lazy and even don't respect her as a person. His husband even telling her words that are so degrading.

Ana said that she is mentally tortured. She always tried her best to be a good wife but it is nothing to his husband. She do everything in the house like cleaning, washing clothes and cooking too. She said that she is treated like a maid but not a wife. If her husband don't like the food that she cooked, he let her eat everything. He even let her eat food that are almost expired....what a pitiful situation... As I look at her face while telling me about her situation, she looks pale and thin... and pregnant.

She said that her husband was not like that before as she met him in the Philippines. He was very kind to her and his family in the Philippines. They even communicated for four long years, before they got married in the Philippines. After they got married, she was able to obtain her visa to Germany after one year. That was a total of five years knowing each other.

The only bad thing that I can't really stand as she was telling her story was that, his husband wanted to abort the three months old baby in her womb so she can go back to the Philippines...Ana said that his husband is even making a contact to other Filipina at this moment, maybe as her replacement once she will be back to the Philippines. He really wanted to get rid of her. His husband even told her that once he will know that she is making contact and ask for help to anybody esp. for Pinays, he will even kill her. (Talagang nakakatindig balahibo).....such a scary and horrible story.

Those are the reasons why I really want to help her. I want to help whatever I can offer esp. saving the life of the unborn child in her womb. Last Thursday, I have to make a lot of phone calls to contact people and organizations who can offer her help. Thanks God that everything went ok. I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to those people who helped her.

.....to be continued under the title ....."THE ESCAPE".......

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