... And the same greeting for my son Cen,
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
... And the same greeting for my son Cen,
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire,If you did, what would there be to look forward to?Be thankful when you don't know somethingFor it gives you the opportunity to learn.Be thankful for the difficult timesDuring those times you grow.Be thankful for your limitationsBecause they give you opportunities for improvement.Be thankful for each new challengeBecause it will build your strength and character.Be thankful for your mistakesThey will teach you valuable lessons.Be thankful when you're tired and wearyBecause it means you've made a difference.GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and,they can become your blessings.
I can not recall the exact year then. A few hours before 12:00MN, I was persuading my son to go to bed. He was waiting for Santa to show up with his Christmas gifts. After a number of minutes of what seemed to be like an unendless persuasion for him to sleep, he finally gave in. I kissed him in the forehead and bid nightie night. As I turn off the lights and close the door behind me, I noticed the sock he hung beside his door. I still had to help my mother prepare for our Noche Buena. Too many things needed to do before the clock strikes 12:00MN. I did remember the clock ticking so fast that before I knew it, it was past 11:00PM. That was when I realized! Cens’ sock was still empty. I hurried to the nearest open grocery at the time, grabbed some candies, chocolates and small toys. Before my son woke everything was already in order. Food already served in the table. His sock already full with candies, chocolates and toys. I took a deep breath then and said to myself, whew! Beat the clock. Anyway, it was a splendid night. Just like the other Christmas eve we had. But then, in the morning, while having our breakfast, my brother and my son asked “Isn't it that Santa lives in the North Pole?” I replied “ Yes, I believe so!” Then my son asked “ Isn't it that Santa have this factory where he makes toys and candies and all the gifts he gives to little children?” I replied “Yes, why all the question?” Then my son replied “ If that is so, why is it that the toys i received last night have a price tag from the grocery nearby?” The only thing I could answer was “Ooh, really?!” My son did not ask a question anymore, it was a statement this time when he said “Santa was not here last night. It was you who gave those gifts” In defense I said “ Hey, you can never know, maybe something came up and Santa was such in a hurry that he have to improvised. You know, maybe Santa was so busy that he have to buy those stuff in the grocery store!” Well, honestly I knew my son did not believe my excuse.
I can not recall how I outgrow Santa Claus but I sure remember how my son began outgrowing his idea about the man in the red suit with the “ho ho ho” laugh. How about you, can you still recall how you outgrow Santa?
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Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
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Of course, the main reason why we celebrate is because this is day when Christ was born. You know I had been having second thoughts bringing out this theory regarding the date we celebrate the birth of Christ. I will only hope that my reader would understand that there are different views and theories about everything under the sun. More so, I hope my reader would focus more on the real content of this entry. You see, there are beautiful people who had been reading my entries and I am very happy they visit me on my site. Lately I had been thinking of them when I write. Anyways, there are theories that Jesus of Nazareth was born sometime in the fall near the Jewish feast of Tabernacles or in the spring around the time of Passover. On the birth of Christ, bible states that “There were shepherds camping in the countryside, keeping watch over their flocks by night.- Luke 2:8. This is sensitive because we all know that the bible had been translated and transcended to hundreds of copies. On top of that, the bible had been subjected to different interpretations as well. It is said that shepherds can not camp and watch over their flocks on winter because of the cold climate. More so, it had been a practice among Jews to camp their sheep in the field during early spring and bring them home on the first rain which would be on the early to mid fall. Hence, it will defy logic that the shepherds were camping and watching over the shepherds on December. This leads to the theory that Jesus was not really born on December. So, does this mean that if this theory is true we should not celebrate Christmas anymore? I say regardless of the actual birth of Christ we focus on the true meaning of the season. Christmas is about Christ and more than the traditional commemoration of the birth of the child Jesus in the manger it is about warm and hearty hugs to and from our love ones. It is about reconciliation with those who had been detached from us. It is the sweet smile we see in the face of the people around us. That’s what Christmas is all about!! I believe that above all, regardless of scientific and documented theories presented in our face, one concept will never change. It is the fact that despite the uncertainties of this world, we are loved and we should also give our share of love to those around us.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
You see, every family have different activities to prepare for the coming holiday season. In my family, we have a separate schedule for our grocery for the items that we will be needing for Christmas. Items that we will be using for New Year is also a separate schedule. During younger years i was pretty excited because i can buy anything i need and want. However, when i started working, i don't buy for personal stuff anymore. It is now the younger ones who are excited because this is their opportunity to buy anything without any limit. So if you are among the family member, you can already think of your supply for the next number of months. Imagine that! We buy from household needs to personal needs. From the ingredients that i will be using for my yearly salad to what ever you can think of. Yesterday had been our schedule for this activity and to tell you, my dear blogger and dear reader, i was dead tired after all the buying and picking an item and computing everything!! Well, who said Christmas preparation is not tiring as well as enjoyable, right? What about you? What are the activities of your family during these season? Have a nice day to every one.
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Friday, December 12, 2008
There i was in the mall shopping for Christmas presents with the little time i had. Making every effort to select the most of what i can to purchase an appropriate gift for my co-workers with the few remaining time i have. Few days ago i was imagining fancy gifts. Gifts that is appropriate for special people who will receive my gifts. The first two are my co-workers Leslie and Richard. And just a while ago would be the gifts for the rest of my team mates. But now, i realized that to be able to give a fancy gift, i should really take my time and check every item in the mall to really feel that "Yes, This is the gift that i would like to give for them". However, time is too short for me. We had been working six days straight and have less day off, not to mention other obligations that i have to meet. Time is one of the challenges on occasions like these. Well, come to think of it, every year of the holiday season was always a rush hour for me. Come o think of it, what is the day that is not a rush hour for me anyway! Well, modest as it may seem, it is not the cost nor the extravagance that matters. Old fashioned as it may seem, it is the thought that always count and matter the most!! Do you agree? Have a nice holiday, every one!
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Thursday, December 11, 2008
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
Above pictures taken during the Christmas Party of our Division:
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
However, there is a constructive criticism. For me a criticism becomes constructive when it contains two elements -
1) When such criticism is addressed directly to the person concerned;
2) When such criticism is aimed for the benefit of the person being criticized, like
if it would create a room for improvement or it will save the face of the person
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. I know i should have written this yesterday. Well, better late than never, right? Thanksgiving is observed on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in United States. This festival is celebrated every year and is considered as a national holiday. For the americans, they celebrate Thanksgiving as a way of remembering that their ancestors settled in a new world. For the canadians, however, it is for purposes of giving thanks for a successful harvest. In concept, they have the same purpose. This purpose, i believe, is to celebrate and to give thanks for the blessings that they enjoy. Americans celebrate Thanksgiving by sharing with friends and family members a feastful dinner. Of course, when it comes to food, Thanksgiving is always associated with turkey. Well, happy thanksgiving to those who observed this festival..belated!!
Source of picture: www.thestayathomemother.com/taxonomy/term/44
entitled: Happy Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I had been in medication for the past few months since September. I was even advised to take a breather while undergoing medication. However, as a single parent, taking a halt is never an option. I just know i have to go on. Finding a way to cure myself had opened a new door of journey for me. Then lately, i have been taking a medicine that somehow had been a big help. But then, there is one turn that somehow have helped me take big leap towards further curing my self. You know what that is? Self conviction. I can make it through. Positive insight. Day by day i am learning how to relax. I am even finding my self humming a song in between calls. Just a while ago, while in the grocery i am even singing a christmas song. Life is not so bad! Eighteen years ago, i faced one of the biggest challenge in my life. That challenge was raising my son alone. My son is now in college. I made it through those years. I can still make it for more years. Yes, life is not easy but it is fine. I was able to cope the biggest storm so far. I can make it through now as well. Have a nice day!!
source of the picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajpscs/486467137
entitle: Your Smile Is My Laughter
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I spoke about an old friend and the smart lady who introduced the world of blogging to me. Let me now speak about a co-worker who has a very pleasant personality. We are actually in the same team. When i was a newbie in the account i thought he was snob. However, when i get the chance to speak to him i found out that it is actually the reverse. Speaking with him will surely make you smile and will make your day lighter as well. One person you can get easily feel comfortable being with. I wish all people are like him. By the way, his name is Richard. I always approach him when ever i have a question about blogging. His site is dreamworksorg.blogspot.com and ageofvoip.blogspot.com. You might want to visit his site. You will surely find the site an interesting read. Richard, thanks for your assistance and your generosity for helping newbies like me. My salute for you! Have a great day.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I am back. After a number of weeks, i saw my godson again. His name is Lawrence. He is the only child of my brother. My brother and his wife had been staying in Pasig for weeks now. They will be back in our residence by December. Yesterday was Lawrences' birthday! He is two years old now. He is the youngest member of the family. The youngest among the grandchildren of my father and mother. Since his birth, he had been the source of attention among the family members. His giggle and his smile can take away any tiredness or sadness even. His birthday had been simple. Only the family members were present. Of course that includes my uncle, auntie and cousin. My mom gave food to my uncle and other neighbors as well. Food were over flowing though. I was not able to wait until the gathering was over because of a terrible neck pain. Nonetheless, i was able to see Lawrence and gave him my gift. He looked at me intently and i can see through those innocent eyes. He looked at me and his mom back and forth. Then he smiled at me and said "Thank you, tita". Well, this one is for you Lawrence, Happy Birthday!!
Thanks Richard, for greeting my godson. Thanks too! Leslie, for your comment!! Have a nice day to you, my reader!
Source of picture:http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabrinita/2649502591
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
We did spoke about Money Matters I on the first few entries of this blog. As per the book of Mr. Cayetano, we spent too much time earning money. Some of us even resort to taking extra jobs or maintain a small business to augment our income. We are making a conscious effort to earn money. The main key is not just earning money but saving, planning and establishing our wealth basing on what you have now. However, to be able to make a mindful planning, we should be able to identify the character and nature of our income. There is the active and the passive income. The active income is our base income. It is where we exert our time, talent and effort. Passive income, however, is the income that we earn without our direct effort. Passive income is investment income. Remember, no one grows younger. We grow older each year. And the older we grow, the weaker we become, the more chances of decreasing our capacity to actively earn income. Passive income will determine our real financial gaol. It is our true wealth because it will determine our financial success or failure.
Source of Info : Wealth Within Your Reach By: Francisco J. Cayetano.
Source of pics : http://blog.case.edu/james.chang/2006/10/index
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Do you believe that our state of mind influences our physical health? Our lifestyle, attitude, and our perspective in life have a direct effect on our total well being. Hence, a healthy lifestyle, a positive attitude towards every occurences in our life can trigger a healthy body. In fact, there had been wellness programs established for purposes of creating as an alternative medicine. If these programs can actually improve physical health is controversial and a subject of much debate.
The idea of Wellness spread as a popular concept way back 19th century. However, studies shows that such concept had been found in the more affluent societies because wellness involves balancing the body state with the basic needs of a human being like food, shelter and basic medical care. This is much so that wellness had been defined as the state that combines health and happiness. So, can we really say that health and wellness can only be attained by those who belong to the upper class of the society? I have to agree that there is a logic to that reasoning. But then, regardless of the class of society we belong or the state of economic life we have, I believe that we should always be faithful to that fighting spirit within us. While it is said that wellness is a combination of health and happiness. It is also described as, to quote “the constant, conscious pursuit of living life to its fullest potential."
Source of the info. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellness
Source of the pics : http://yoga-meditation.indiantravelportal.com/meditation.html
Monday, November 17, 2008
Yesterday was my day-off from work and it is on days like these when i could attend to the things that i have to do. Like yesterday was my schedule for a medical re-evaluation in Cardinal Santos Hospital. For you to be able to grasp what this medical re-evaluation is, I have cervical issues. A protrusion in my cervix. The affected area is C5-6. My therapist said that it is responsible for the mobility of my hands. Unfortunately for me, the doctor could not attend to patients at that moment. So I had to re-schedule again. Family members accompanied me. Not that i need a chaperon. My mom had been worried about my condition and she felt she have to know what the doctor will say. My brother accompanied me also. Again, not that i need a chaperon. Its just that he had been the one driving for me in case of emergency or when i had to use the family car. I don't really go well with my brother because as the eldest sister, there were decisions and ideals about life that we find ourselves on the opposite road. Nonetheless, in case of emergency, he had been driving for me. My father wanted to know the details of the medical re-evaluation as well. From the hospital my brother drove to the venue of his business meeting. It would have been easier to just send a text message, right? Just imagine, it was just a doctors meeting and every body seemed to be giving a big fuss about it. I mean, I could just fill-in the details when i get home, right? Anyways, we ended up having lunch in SM before going home. Well, you know what? i saw one thing though. I saw that despite differences, conflicting ideals and unending arguments, family sticks together like a pack in times of need. I suppose that is the wonder of the so called "Family". What do you think? Visit me again, will you? And do have a nice day.
Source of pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matey/entitled: One Family
Saturday, November 15, 2008
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Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Sources of Info: Wealth Within Your Reach by Francisco Cayetano