Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Whoever said that "distance makes you closer", didn't know that when "you're out of sight, you're out of mind"....sad but true...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
hat is happening on earth right now?
Few months back, there were series of airplane accidents and marine accidents. Last week, the Philippines experienced a month fall equivalent of rain in just six hours that caused flood that swept hundreds of houses all over Metro Manila and parts of the Region 4. Few days ago, Samoa Island experienced a tsunami killed numbers of lives. And now just about few hours ago, here in Singapore, we experienced earthquake that originated from Indonesia. Indonesia experience a 7.6 magnitude earthquake.
I think this a wake up call for all of us. We should do good things, cuz we never know when will be our time. We should not patronize material things and forget about God. We should put God above all other things.
I just hope that the earthquake awhile ago would be the last...
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
You can still start from scratch, but how can you start if you lost somebody... I may be lucky enough that my Mom is still safe in our house. I wouldn't forgive myself if something happened to her, 'coz I left her alone for me to seek a greener pasture in a foreign land.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
When I watched the news regarding the Typhoon 'Ondoy' (courtesy of TV Patrol World Sabado-TFC), I first saw the flooded roads of EDSA, Marikina City and Provinces of Rizal. I then grabbed my celphone and dialed my mother's mobile number. She's okay. Well, that's according to her. She said that the flooded waters reached the inside of our house and when you get out of our house it was a neck-deep high. Gosh! In my years of stay there, I never experienced such a disaster. All of our things are in their high places (tables, i guess!)
I am so worried. There's no electricity at all. There is no PLDT line, since our outlet is under flood waters.
Just few moments ago, I read that there's an upcoming typhoon. Waaaahhh!!! If only my place is just a bus away, I would take the risk just to be with my Mom. I know she needs me. By the way, my Mom is very old to take care of her. I just want to be with her side. I want to console her.
All I can do now, is to pray, pray and pray so hard so that God will not let the next typhoon enter the Philippines.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Years passed by, and in my moment of solitude, I am still yearning for that father's hands I never had for the past 17 years of my life. Those hands that always pampers me whenever I am down. That same hand that I used to pay respect and say "goodnight po!". That same hand that holds my shoulder and says "you can do it, anak". That hand that always put me to sleep at night. That same hand who holds my hands that afternoon of 07 November 1992 to say goodbye. If only I knew then that was the last time we will hold each other's hands perhaps I would hold it so tight and so long for him to know that I can not live without him.
Seventeen years had passed, I am still yearning for his hands during my loneliness and my happiness. But nevertheless, I know that he may not be with me physically, but I know in spirits he will always be....as my DAD'S PROMISE. That he will always guide me wherever I may be and whatever I am doing.
I know that he is happy and proud coz his little girl has grown up to be matured and very strong. I know I will always be... my Daddy's Little Girl.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
We used to be close friends even closed to sisters. We used to share some ideas and some heartaches. We used to share some happy moments. We used to go on an out of town escapades. We used to share some secrets.We used to........call each other “FRIEND”....
But what happened to us? We became cold as ice. We became strangers in some ways. We parted ways, not even talked about what happened to us. I felt that I am no longer part of world, the same way you felt that you are not part of my world. I am not the first who pushed myself away. Remember, that we used to share merienda before, but then HE came into my life, then you gave us space even if we did not asked for it. There’s always time for friendship and romance. And that moment is meant for our friendship and not for romance for Him. Many things happened in the past, that I already opened up. All those things that I’ve waited for so long to unleash.Things that might have been broken our friendship and built a very high wall in between us.
I think...I’ve said enough....all the things that blocked our friendship. We can no longer go back to those days and make some changes, but we can start from where we left behind. How? I don’t know.... What’s important for me is that you know how I felt before. And that it may lower down the barriers between us.
It may not be that simple and easy...but who knows....
Friday, July 24, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Last Saturday, while attending the 4:45pm mass at the Our Lady of Perpetual Succour at Siglap Hill, this one song that really struck my mind and soul. "I OFFER MY LIFE" song was sung during the offertory. With what is happening right now, not only to me but to everybody around the world, it is only God who knows what is best for us and we should offer ourselves to Him wholeheartedly. We should wait for Him painstakingly to grant our wishes, no matter how long it takes. He knows what is best for us. Don't be in a rush on getting what you wanted. In God's time, it will be granted. We should not question Him if we are now facing some difficulties in life. Always remember that if we are now troubled with problems, God knows that we are strong enough to handle them...
I won't rush Him to answer my prayers right away. I will wait.. I know if it's really meant to be, then it will be fulfilled. In His time. Now, I will just offer my life to Him.
Please listen to the song...
Friday, July 17, 2009
Geee! Guess what? Meron pa ako remembrance! I bought a combo wizard (coke and popcorn) and here's what I have with me now...
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Have you ever thought of earning dollars and not peso?
Well, that’s what every Filipino dreamt of.
That’s what I dreamt of.
December 19, 2008 – THE JUDGEMENT DAY!
I passed my resignation. AAP has been my comfort zone for about nine years. I met new friends and better friends as well. I never thought that I gained that enough courage to get out of my comfort zone. My journey is about to start.
January 18, 2009 – LEAVING ON A JETPLANE
I left the Philippines at exactly 0625H through Cebu Pacific Flight Number 5J801. This is it! A new chapter in my life is about to start in 3 hrs 40 mins (time of my flight to Singapore). I felt excited and scared. Nobody knows what lies ahead of me.
Six months had passed.... 02Jul09
Here I am...still in Singapore...living on a foreign land away from the polluted air of Manila, from the flooded streets of Malabon City and away from the traffics jams in Edsa.
Sobrang kakamiss din pala ang pollution sa Manila. Pati na ang baha sa Malabon City na di madaanan kapag umuulan na lang. Pati na din ang traffic sa bus lalo na pag rush hour na. Dito kasi naka-synchronized ang mga bus.
I never thought na mami-miss ko sila ngaun.
Dito kasi pag sumakay sa taxi or any cab kailangan mo mag-seatbelt samantalang sa Pinas eh deadma lang tau dun. Dito kasi may penalty ang mahulihan na hindi naka-seatbelt. Syempre kahit hindi na ako empleyado ng AAP, dapat dala ko pa din ang advocacy ng responsible motorist. Di ko pa pala na-mention na kapag nagbayad ka dito sa taxi driver, susuklian ka pa (kahit cents na lang), unlike sa Pinas, palagi na lang ang dahilan eh walang barya.
Walang bagyo dito pero pag umulan naman eh may kasabay na malakas na kulog at kidlat. Tingnan mo na lang ang ginawa ng kidlat kay Merlion last 28Feb09.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Behind me is our dining area that leads to our kitchen....
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
I just finished watching a Japanese Drama Series, One Liter of Tears that stars Erika Sawajiri as Aya Ikeuchi (actually I also watched the movie that stars Asae Oeshi as Aya Ikeuchi). The story is based from the true story of 15 year old Japanese girl named Aya Kito (July 29, 1963 - May 23, 1988), who had an incurable disease called Spinocerebellar Degeneration . The doctor advised Aya to keep on writing a diary of her everyday life to remind herself of her life and to remind herself to struggle against her disease until she could no longer hold a pen to write.
She shed tears but through the support and love of her family, she managed to surpass all the pain brought by her disease.
Her diary was published before her death and she managed to encouraged all people whether they have the disease or not, as well their families, to enjoy life to the fullest.
Personally, as I watched this series I did not only shed a liter of tears but more than that. It inspires me to enjoy life to the fullest. One liter of tears is a very inspiring drama series that I ever watched as of this date....
Japanese Drama Series
Japanese Movie Version
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
(Left Theodore Roosevelt , and behind - his famous 'Spare The Bear' cartoon depiction)
That same month Brooklyn shopkeepers Morris and Rose Michtom made a soft bear toy, which they named ‘Teddy’s Bear’ and displayed in their window with a copy of the cartoon. America went bear mad almost overnight, the Michtoms went on to make their fortune with the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company and President Roosevelt had found a highly effective political mascot.
On the other side of the Atlantic Margarete Steiff, a disabled German seamstress with a soft toy factory in Giengen, had added a soft plush bear to the Steiff catalogue and sold 3,000 to America in 1903. Between 1903 and the First World War Steiff sold literally millions of bears, with their trademark button in the left ear, to the United States, Germany and Britain, as the teddy bear overtook the diabolo as the latest toy craze.
For collectors very early Steiff bears, with their hump backs, long snouts, large tapered feet and elongated arms with curved paws, are the most sought-after.
Early Ideal American bears, with their tubby bodies, triangular faces and long straight arms and legs fetch very high prices too. America also made some extraordinary novelty bears during this period. These include the 1907 Laughing Roosevelt Bear by the Columbia Teddy Bear Company, which opens its mouth to display large teeth like those of the President, and the 1917 red white and blue Patriotic Bear with electric light bulb eyes.
In the inter-war years many new firms started up. Bing (famous for mechanical bears), Schuco (which specialised in miniature bears), and Hermann are three of the most collectable German makes from this period. J.K. Farnell (which made the original Winnie-the -Pooh bought for Christopher Robin in 1921), Dean’s, (which began making plush bears in 1915) and Merrythought (established in 1930), are the best-known British firms.
(Left: A clockwork teddy bear violinist)
Technological and social change after World War II changed the face of the soft toy industry. Many traditional manufacturers ceased trading in the face of an influx of cheap, mass-produced soft toys from the Far East. By the end of the 1960s the traditional teddy bear appeared doomed. Instead it enjoyed an unexpected renaissance which began in 1969, when ‘arctophile’ (bear collector) Peter Bull published a book about his hobby. Suddenly old-fashioned teddy bears were desirable objects again. An adult collectors’ market for old bears and teddy bear ephemera began to emerge while a new area of collecting was created by ‘bear artists’ making high quality, hand crafted bears in the traditional manner. In 1985 Christie’s held the first ever auction devoted to old teddy bears and the Teddy Bear Artists Guild was founded in the USA. More than 100 years on, teddy bears, old and young, find themselves more popular than ever.
To see some of their bears, just click here The Teddy Bear Museum.
This is the first polar bear my baby gave to me.
Here's more of polar bears (the small one I named him Inuka and the big one as Sheba). Theirs names are after the names of the residents of Singapore Zoo
Actually, there are still more pictures of my teddy bears, but unfortunately I left them in the Philippines when I moved here in Singapore early this year. These polar bears are with me right now.