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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Letrang R: Relihiyoso/a



This week's entry is:

People who are relihiyoso or relihiyosa are often submissive to the call of the church and God.. But I believe that sometimes, people who say they are religious are not at all faithful, as they backslide and their trust and confidence in God sometimes withers with every blow of hardships and pain.. 

But then, who are we to say? I wish to respect every person's relationship with his or her God, or source of eternal spiritual strength.. Faith, after all, does not really talk about specific religions and churches.. It is innate in the person and so, people who always like to interfere with other people's lives should NOT at all find fault if they could not see the person in church or is not a part of their church.. It is NOT always a guarantee that when one goes to church regularly and has been actively participating in church activities, that he or she is all GOOD.. Most times, WAR is waged because of fanaticism and religious discrimination.. Goodness is innate in every man. What makes him bad in the eye of another is the fact that he or she is different, practices a different religion, and have different beliefs.. Ignorance and having a closed minded sense breeds all these negativism.. 




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Almost Addicted..

The other day, I tried bidding at one of the bid sites where you get really nice and expensive items for as low as P 1..

See that image above? Well, I fell for that P 5000 SM Gift Card, and hoped that if I win, I could buy Lili other things that she may want to get.. And the first time it said "Going", and I won, I thought I was the winner already.. But then people didn't stop bidding still so there was the recurring 15 seconds interval that went until forever, until finally, a winner won the bidding.. 

I bought 10 bids for P 300 twice, because I was determined to win.. But then I realized later on, that I may have to spend more on the bids than in winning for there is actually a strategy that some bidders follow. I checked the winners and most of the ones bidding against my bids have won previously already--- 

I called it quits when finally the last bid didn't get me anything.. Wasted P 600 and my time. But a lesson that I have learned is that, while we were busy bidding on one item, there were other items that we could have won at even cheaper rates because people were not into them.. hahaha..

Will I try again? I am not sure.. Maybe! We'll see..



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Thanks Ninong Father


It was rather unexpected to see Lili's godfather, the priest, at Robinson's this afternoon, on our way to Suncellar to pay for our cellphone and Internet bill. My friend Erdman back in the Convergys days in Cebu is now a full pledged servant of God, who lives at the Bishop's house.. and celebrates mass at the Saint Augustine Cathedral.. 
But today, God sent him to be Lili's source of the fulfillment of her wish exactly on her birthday..  Ha! I didn't notice him until he called out, in the name calling that I now use online... Mommy Dharlz, and that's where all the commotion started.. such a short notice, and such a fast turn of events.. Of course, we were catching up in the middle of it all, lol.. 
So Lili got her doll, that I am supposed to buy her this weekend.. Saved me a hundred short for a grand.. But then, the fashion fairy friend is not at all complete yet--- so I think I will still need to buy her another one.. 

Anyway, it was so nice to see Dong after all these years.. I often see him at church when celebrating mass, but I felt that he was too serious to be disturbed in the house of God.. So today, it was really more like a kindred reunion of some sort... Ah.. we had fun back then-- all twenty of us.. Tonight, we shall meet online for a blogging 101 tutorial, and Mommy Djen will join us too..

Later...



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Want a Tie for Dad and Junior?

Last week, I received two neckties on the mail and while I have received mine, I am also given the chance to give two other neckties to who ever I choose via a contest. Now, I know not many people are excited to win anything like a necktie, but I am sure it will be a great thing if you get something for free. And all you have to do is post a comment--- Nothing else to do but comment.. 

So CLICK HERE for the necktie for Dad
 and CLICK HERE for the necktie for Junior...

The above ties were the colors I chose. You too can choose your own desired color, once you are chosen..







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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Filipinos All Over..

I never thought that a Tagalog Mass can take place outside the Philippines, but I heard one while I was in Singapore, and it was really nice..
During my visit in Singapore, I was amazed at the fact that churches there already celebrate Tagalog Masses for Filipinos. I guess that is the reason why a lot of Filipinos go there. The feeling that in a more progressive country like Singapore, there is room for a Filipino.. That feeling of acceptance is truly something that can positively reinforce the growing yearning of every Pinoy who wishes to work and live there.. 
And why not? Filipinos who go there and become part of the workforce are exceedingly more productive. Filipinos can communicate well, and can actually adapt to whatever environment he or she is placed into.  It is a good thing that religion is respected and openly accepted as per tribal group or culture and tradition in Singapore. Unlike here in the Philippines that some fanatics claim they are the only ones who can be saved and call themselves as the only "Christians", as they compare themselves and discriminate those other Christians who belong to a different denomination. 
I took the above photo after the mass, when everyone else was outside communicating with most parishioners.. If I didn't see any Hindi women dressed in their Sari, I would think that I was in the Philippines at that time. A lot of Filipinos who drop by Singapore may have taken a payday advance to spend on a shopping spree during his or her holiday. But one thing is certain--- that when he or she will work there, he or she, need not apply in loans, as the salary can allow for a better life. That was what I have observed while in Singapore. Of course, that was what I mostly hear from the people I came to know in that parish. Before the year ends, my other sister and I shall be in Singapore once again. I can't wait to visit this parish again.   



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After the Storm...

I feel for the victims of the tornado that hit yesterday. In just a span of three minutes, everything that the people built in years, got destroyed in just a snap of their fingers.. Even if they will take on payday loans, it won't be enough to cover the damages. I think it will take years to rebuild what the tornado has destroyed. Perhaps if we are simply talking about tuition or a simple home improvement project, then payday loans no credit check can be easy to avail of. Also, the amount would be lesser than what is necessary to rebuild the homes. If people will take on loans to spend for the said rehabilitation, I think paying for the loan will take years because of the high amount needed..

Surely, these happenings can be a wake up call for all of us. That nothing is indeed permanent in this life. That nothing that we have worked so hard to build, can stay as they are--- unchanged by time or nature's fury.. That nature gets back from us what we have taken away from her.. Yes, the storm Falcon is out of the country already, and like all others that came before it, has left many people homeless and worried about their economic and financial standing.. In turn, it makes stress easy to come by. It makes stress the visible enemy of the time. Stress that could evolve into other symptomatic disorders of some sort. And while most of us have a roof upon our heads, warm food to ease hunger, plenty of nutritious food on our table, many are left pining for a safer place to call their own. I feel for our brothers and sisters who need assistance right now.. 





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Friday, June 24, 2011

Bulingit Corner


Many moms and fellow bloggers from PMC have ordered clothes, toys and stuff from Bulingit Corner. Right now I see that most items are for toddlers and kids, but maybe soon after, they will have urban clothes even for adults.. The online business is based in Facebook, yet it has grown bigger with lots of mommy followers.

I think it's because their items are quite nice, really.. An example of which is one of the items I ordered for Lili..  Look at this dress below, isn't it adorable?

And best of all, I paid for it using paypal.. It is a convenient way for me to shop.. Love the clothes I have bought, and I am sure my Lili will love them as well when she sees them on hand. She was actually the one who chose most of the clothes bought online, and this time is not at all an exemption. I think the lovely dresses will fit her well too.. We are excited for their arrival come Saturday... 



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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Loans Here and There

I am sure by now, parents and guardians are feeling better and relieved that the enrollment season is over.. Some may have saved enough for their kids' enrollment, while others may have enrolled in cash advance loans.. Well, it can't be denied that payday loans in georgia or payday loans in maryland can be very helpful in times of need. The good thing about it is that, it can be deducted from one's salary come payday.. That allows the lender enough time to pay up without hassle. Taking a loan in times of emergencies is good, but taking loans even when there are no emergencies can be devastating in the future. I know of some people who like to take a loan so they can go on vacations. And worse, they on loans, not just from one agent but from a multiple source. So when it's time to pay up, the problem piles up, as there are not enough funds to cover all of them. 

In the even that he or she will be called in court for a summon regarding a non-payment complaint, he or she will then be forced to pay up--- although, here in the Philippines, some people would say that no one goes to jail because of their debts. True, but the embarrassment is not a good thing, that which is always attached when one is sued in court.. I just wish people would learn from previous mistakes and take on loans when they have the capacity to pay, otherwise, they should not think about taking a loan at all.    





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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Guess Who Just Visited ALL My Blogs?




I like how she searches for my name on Google and lands on one of my blogs then go blog hopping to all that she sees.. Desperate attempt again.. I guess she will never stop for as long as she is alive.. On second thought, I change my mind. Let her look, that desperate lousy, smelly cat. I guess she wants to steal photos again. tsk.. tsk.. tsk.. What do you expect from a low life???



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Happy Father's Day, Tatay!

It's 1:30 in the morning, and it's officially, "Father's Day 2011" in the Philippines. I am not sure if it is the same date in other countries. I know in United Kingdom, my cousins told me that it is not, as they have another date to celebrate Father's Day, just like Mother's Day in UK. Anyway, if I have so much money at this time, I am sure to get my father something that he'd really like. Perhaps a new 4WD truck with a trailer hitch to tag along a trailer for camp outs and the like. But then I don't, so maybe later today, I could pick up something small, and simply greet him a wonderful father's day..

Photo taken inside the elevator at Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore 

My father deserves a great day today, as he is one of the best fathers in the world. He is NOT perfect like all the best dads who are NOT perfect too...He's quite irritable now because of age, and sometimes too, has difficulty in hearing from afar that we end up making our voices louder than normal, like shouting already (and he thinks we are shouting and not just making him hear us, lol...). But what I truly appreciate is the fact that he keeps reaching out to me, even at times that I have built a wall to shut everyone out.. especially those who only want to hurt me.  We don't talk much at home, for reasons that I keep to myself, but whenever we are at Lili's and River's school, I get to spend time with him and we talk. I may doubt all other relations, but I could never doubt that I am my father's daughter..because he shows me that he is.. He is NOT perfect, but to me, he is perfect. Being a good father (parent) is not only about being able to educate and provide for material things. It is about building bridges to sustain humanity through love, acceptance and understanding. For that, I am lucky.. I love you Tatay! Happy Father's Day!


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Friday, June 17, 2011

The Man With The Golden Voice...

My You Tube video hopping this morning led me to watch this video, and I was so amazed at the turn around of events for this man's life...




Indeed God works in mysterious ways. There are always second chances to life. At least this man now can do something better for himself, his family and the community..



Amazing what the social network can do... Much more amazing what the Internet can do--- Agree? (The Original YOU TUBE video that got this man his job is no longer available due to copyright claim...) 



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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Review

My sister is pretty serious about her review. They have just finished their in-house review, yet, they are still meeting up until the last day before their scheduled board exam takes place. It is quite tough. Much tougher than regularly monitoring a patient monitor for a patient's vital signs. Much complicated than the most complicated case of seizure, and much more tiring than carrying a baby the whole day.  Quite a comparison there, but really, that's how they are reviewing these days.. I pray that she will pass and all her dreams and wishes will come true. 
What's more stressful for my sister is that, as a licensed teacher, she is determined to pass another licensed that she is to take an exam for.. I know she can do it.. With prayer and determination, I am positive..



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Friday, June 03, 2011

Gold Investments

Do you pay Cash for gold or use some other payment forms? How about Cash for platinum? My friends who have been investing in gold should know what to tell you, should you ask. A lot of people would find ways to earn more or make more of the amount of money that they currently have. Of course, every investments have their specific means and ways to get more money to one's cup. While others would gamble with investments and the risks involved, others find the best investments that somehow lead to a win-win situation. No zero results, if that be the case. Of course, who would want dwindling resources and dying investments? None of us want to lose what we have worked so hard to achieve, right? But what with investments that go down the drain? Bad investments, as how they are often referred to, do not really start from bad. It's the decisions that come along with regards said investments and the decisions taken parallel to options that revolve around them..  It becomes a sad truth that some people simply lose everything they have because they trusted other people, or that they have fallen in someone else's trap.. 

So before we jump at some investment, we must ask important questions, don't you agree? Always remember that some questions may appear silly, but most times, they are the questions that saves you later on.. If you want to know more about gold investments, ask the experts.. Better safe than sorry..


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A Baby Shower To Attend

My kumare, Lili's godmother, is seven months pregnant, and as early as it may seem, we find that giving her baby the baby shower that she planned would best be enjoyed at this time. It's still not a busy time yet, compared to the start of classes, where we all have to deal with our kids' needs. So she told me to wait a while as baby shower invitations shall be sent within the week..

Ah.. That would really be a great time, as Lili and I shall be going back to Cagayan de Oro this week too.  And she's right, after the start of classes, I am sure we all will have less time for things like parties and stuff.. I need to get her baby our gift when we get home.. Lili said she wants it pink.. 


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