Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Blessing Fathers

This is kinda late for Father's Day, however, it is better late than never. :D
Some thoughts from The Daily Word.


Blessing Fathers

With love and gratitude, I pray for fathers everywhere.

Jesus shared the essence of our Creator's love when He prayed, "Our Father." We recognize and give thanks for our "heavenly Father," who loves each of us unconditionally.

Today is an opportunity to celebrate the sacredness of fatherhood in all its forms. As we pray for fathers today, we give thanks for their wisdom, patience, humor, and love. As nurturing caregivers and thoughtful mentors, they encourage us to develop our strengths and reach for our dreams, while modeling integrity and character. Ideally, they support, but do not interfere with, us becoming all that God created us to be.

We honor these dear ones and our memories of them in their roles as parents, teachers, and friends.

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven."--Matthew 5:16


Let us always be greatful to our fathers because they have loved us. As our Pastor's preaching implies, it is the Father's great responsibility in nation building because their guidance and role modelling is what the children are looking up to.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Why It Feels Great to be a Pinoy?

My cent-worth opinion, more than a week delayed for me to post it here, i was sort of busy last week and its just now that i find time to put together my thoughts...


Why do it feels great to be a Pinoy?

Honestly, there's so many things why I had to be ashamed of being a Pinoy, but then, I would like to say I'm proudly Pinoy for the following reasons:

- When I was working with a Japanese national during my freshmen days in electronics industry, they were so amazed to the dedication that Filipinos do, despite the very low salary that Pinoy's are being offerred, still, we can deliver excellent and high quality output because that's what we are binded to do. Filipinos, as my Japanese mentor once said, are very smart people, hardworking and easy to deal with.

- In the events of calamities and havocs, I really admire how these people could recover after the storm. Perhaps, we are used to these kinds of situations, but even though, its not very easy to lend a smile after unwanted circumstances. Moreover, I love how Filipino people are keeping the faith after all. I believe that we are still God's blessed people because when things gets rough, and nothing's left to resort to, we leave it all to God. Unwanted events must be God's way to remind us that He is still here for us, and I'm amused to think that Filipinos must be one of God's favorite people.

- Pinoys are great inventors. Imagine if Agapito Flores did not discover the development of flourescent lamp? The discovery of bio-fuel as well is monumental, one of the most promising energy source today, that if only given the rightful support from different sectors, I guess we could have cut costs one of the primary expeditures we have.

- Pinoys are regarded as one of the happy faces in the world (I heard this in the news recently)...even if we are sick, we are used to say that we are ok and lend a smile. I remember a relative who's sufferring from a breast cancer. When we visited her in the hospital, we knew that she's not really well, but despite of the weakness and pain, she still extend her fading energy to accomodate her visitor and kept on smiling all the time. It was hard to laugh when you feel the pain, but nonetheless, being a Pinoy, we can carry on to laugh. I believe that the saying "laughter is the best medicine" (as taught by our teachers since primary schooling) dwells within each one of us.

- Pinoys are sweet, gentle and loves like no other - this is in the sense of true blue Pinoy culture...Take for example the traditional "harana", the musical Pinoy-style courting...that even foreigners find it enjoyable and sweet. Perhaps our custom of being family-oriented caring individuals had greatly impacted the way we could love others.


This will be all I guess, could think of other reasons, but my time is constrained now :D

Saturday, June 9, 2007

In Flight - Sarah's New Album

I just wanna express our big thanks to Chuckie for keeping us up to date on what is happening on Sarah's upcoming new studio album. This was hyped to contain a different Sarah music, not much of the "birit" thing where Sarah was made to known.

In Flight, according to Chuckie is planned to be released by July, more or less simultaneous with the concert or her birthday but nothing is concrete yet.

Among the composers who contributed their songs are: Chuckie Dreyfuss, Louie Ocampo, Medwin Marfil (of True Faith) and Trina Belamide.

(info courtesy of chuckie in his blog hehe)

Sometimes, I felt like Sarah's album was out there so I would enter the record bar to find reality back that I was just hallucinating! :P haha

kaloka! super kaloka!


I hope its July already...para may something new naman na mapakinggan :D

Friday, June 1, 2007

Answered Prayers

I was figuring out yesterday morning how to get through the pile of stuff that I have to resolve in my work. When suddenly, a YM window pops-up...its my sis, and surprisingly, she was so excited to tell me that we got a feedback about our MPNP application - we were approved.

I couldn't describe how I felt upon learning the good news...after all, I was quite misguided in my job lately. It was a praise and thanksgiving moment...and the big frown in my face that morning turns up to be a reflection of a joyful relief.

Next step now is to finish the processing in the Visa Office here. Hopefully, nothing trouble the papers again :)

Thanks for those who prayed for me. I owe you a lot.