Tuesday, October 12, 2010

So many

things happened today. MIL had a vehicular accident. She had wounds but overall she is fine. I received a call from my sister that they had to bring and confine Papa to the hospital to really determine what causes his illness. Diagnosis as of now is pneumonia. Doctor said there is nothing to worry about. They are still in the process of doing several tests on him, though.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Weekend Highlights - Week 40

Since the beginning of the year, I never felt we had a weekend break from work. Weekends are always full, whether church or family affair. So I might as well document our weekends because that is really the only time for ourselves.

Friday morning when I learned that my father is sick. He got since two weeks ago, got well and then he got ill again. They had to bring him to the doctor at 1am morning of Friday. My sister and I decided to go home and visit since it has been three months since we last saw them. I seldom or even never saw my father ill. He is always full of energy despite his age and seeing him in bed the night we arrived just gave me this odd feeling. He felt better  Saturday morning and even played with his grandchildren. In the afternoon, he felt pain in stomach again, so had to bring him to an internist who is also a friend. My father was surprised how young the doctor was when I introduced him to our friend. It could be UTI based on initial assessment. That night, he's having fever again and his grandchildren prayed for him before we left for Manila. We need to go back home to attend to Joie's Sportsfest and Family the next day.

The kids had fun with the short visit. We went to the farm and they enjoyed fishing. It was also during this time that my aunts and I had a talk and tried to catch up. We talked about relatives and acquaintances who are getting old,had alzheimer's disease and recent illness and death. Scary because these people were my parents contemporary. This means I have to be more on my knees to pray for my parents.

Since it was kind of an instant reunion for all of us, we already celebrated MJ's 6th birthday which actually today, October 11.

The day is not totally a happy ending as we bid goodbye to them and Papa not feeling well.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


I really like word processing UNDO and even back space feature. Although backspace is already available during the manual typewriter days, backspace only takes you to the previous space, more like a left cursor is doing. During those times, the combination of liquid paper or correction fluid rather and backspace key are used when erasing and overwriting manuscript mistakes.

With the recent technology, not only we enjoy a softtouch keyboard but we also enjoy the combination of correction fluid and backspace in a single backspace key or even better, the UNDO feature. If backspace can erase a letter one step back, UNDO takes you not only a single letter but several steps back. It can be typing of a whole sentence, spacing, font color or any formatting or any wordprocessing tool you can think of.

This morning, I got mad and upset by the little boys. We had an agreement that they will complete the worksheet I prepared for them in preparation for their exams. So as not to pressure them, I just let them finish the worksheet on their own time. I went inside our bedroom, took a short nap and was awakened by the noise in the livingroom where I left the boys working on their respective worksheets. As I step out of the room, they were playing by the window with our neighbors. Much to my disappointment, I got mad and raised my voice as I burst in anger. I could have said so much mean words and hurt they boys feeling. But I cannot take those back. I cannot go back in time to be calm as I talk to them. How I wish I can backspace or much more UNDO the things that happened few minutes after waking up from that nap.

Time and always I keep telling myself to be patient and calm in dealing with the boys because whatever happens from outbursts can no longer be undone. I would like to believe I am a work in progress and still a long way to go in learning to be a good parent. My prayer is that no matter what, my boys will have wisdom as I try to talk to them and make them understand that sometimes, mom is going to be upset but no matter what, mom always loves them.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Sale

I celebration of Camaso Rice Dealer first year anniversary, we are giving P1 off for every kilo of rice. God is so good in our journey in this business. Everyday, we can see His marvelous work and we know He can take us even beyond what we can think of, plan or even imagine in this business.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

You've Got the Power

Stewardship committee in partnership with MYAF brings you Rene “Rex” Ressurreccion in a seminar entitled “The Power to Create Righteous Wealth”.

Who should attend this seminar? We encourage everyone to come and learn about biblical way of earning, saving and giving generously.

Why should we attend? Did you know that there are 2,350 verses in the Bible on how to handle money? That’s more than the verses about heaven and hell combined. And 2/3 or 16 out of 38 parables taught by Jesus talk about money.

This only means that God wants to protect His children from financial bondage.

Let me tell you a short testimony about how God is transforming us towards His promise of abundant life. About two years ago, my husband Ish and I attended Asenso Festival. Organized by DZAS, Asenso Festival is a whole day gathering with sessions that talk about how we can experience abundant life. We attended the seminar to learn how to become good stewards but God has bigger lessons for us in the seminar. He impressed in our hearts that He can give us an abundant life. Last year, we took a step of faith as we ventured into a business. And thus began our journey in claiming God’s promises. True to His word, God is now at work transforming us to being what Brother Rene referred to in his book as Army of Providers. We planned our business to be a simple neighborhood bigasan, but God has bigger and better plans for us. He gave us more than our neighborhood bigasan as customers, even clients we never imagined we will be servicing at this early stage of operations. All these because of our willingness to learn and to be used by God.

As what God said in Ephesians 3:20 says Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. What He does in our life and business is more that we can think of or imagine.

God wants what is the best for us. If we think we are doing good and satisfied with our lives, God can take us further, to our fullest potential, He can give us more than we can ask or think.

There are so many talks about money organized by various organizations and financial institutions. Personally, we pick and attend those that are founded on God’s principles. Last year, I attended another seminar and I paid Php 2500.00 to learn. We are blessed because our Stewardship Committee brings us the same kind of seminar with a minimal fee of only Php 250.00.

Malacchi 3:10 says Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

The floodgates of heaven are waiting to be opened for God’s blessings to pour upon this church. And we hold the key. August 22, 2-4 pm here at Good Sam. With a minimum investment of Php250.00. Let us test and try God. What God has done to us, He can do it to all of us.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Time Flies

We bid goodbye to summer and welcome the rainy month of June. I still cannot believe that summer break is over. The kids are back from their vacation and I really have not accomplished much of my to do list. Today is the first day of classes for Bujoi. He is now in Grade School which means I have to put aside most of my to do list as my hands would be full planning meals, snacks, looking at assignment notebooks, buying stuff for school projects. I could not believe Grade School will be this stressful. Good thing that we have chosen a school that will be our partner in bringing up our children. The school is very open to communication because they strongly believe that communication is a key to a better partnership as we mold our children according to God's will and purpose for their lives. The school believes that having receive a gift from God, it is our primary responsibility to bring out the best in them for God's greater glory.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Public holiday at Divi

is not at all fun. Divi shopping has always been fun and pleasant for me. But not on a holiday. Divi is a place where you can really get good bargains on almost all items you can think of. Name it and you can find it there. You must have the patience to look for it. I was busy over the weekend and so I postponed my trip to Divi on a Monday. It was a holiday anyway. My usual route to Divi is to take MRT from Guadalupe Station going to Taft, transfer from MRT to LRT and alight at Carriedo Station. From Carriedo, either I take a jeep or just walk all the way to Juan Luna. I seldom do the second option because by the time I reach Juan Luna,  I am already exhausted and do not have the energy to go to all the stalls I want. On the way home, either husband and the kids will pick me up at Wa-Ying, where we usually feast on noodles and dimsum or I take the Pasig Ferry going back to Guadalupe.

During this trip, I have to buy hundreds of shirts for printing for the upcoming elections, uniforms for Bujoi and plastic bags for the store. I took the pedicab and asked to bring me to the Ferry Station. I have a feeling that the Ferry might be closed on the holiday and as a back up plan, I also asked the driver if he can bring me to Carriedo if the Ferry is closed. And so it was.

I do not mind taking public transportation. But this time, I have bags loaded with shirts on both hands, and climbing the stairs and transferring from LRT to MRT is a feat.  So next time, I will never plan a trip to Divi on a holiday, without bringing a car or having husband pick me up when shopping is done.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Level Up

Today is Joie's moving up ceremony. Somehow I feel guilty that I did not get much time to study with him. This school year has been a busy year for us with two boys in pre-school, which really does not look like a pre-school with loads of homeworks and exams.

But I am very confident and comfortable that he did well in school, learned his lessons and is very well equipped to move up to the next level.

We are just glad that we parents can also take our break.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

He's everywhere!

And I don't like him here. But I don't have a choice. Get to know him better here

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mojo's all gone

I miss scrapping. It has been months since I finished a page. My tools and stuff are collecting dust. I think I am overly stressed and wanted so much to de-stress by scrapping, but stress took out all my mojos. No matter how much I would browse through my friends' pages and find so much inspiration, I just couldn't.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Where do I begin?

I've thought long and hard whether to keep this blog running and for obvious reason I am writing this post.