Friday, October 27, 2006

grown up Christmas list

Lapit na pasko. regalo ko ha. i've been joting down my grown-up christmas list for days now. i still couldnt finish. actually, i couldnt even finish #1. I always want to jump and start my selfish wishes. But that should not be. Come to think of it, what should I put on my #1 list? Hmmm... Ikaw? What were your wishes for Christmas?

That was what I wrote on my blog the other day. And I am sending this to you now for one reason. Something about Christmas (and the meaning of it). But before that let me tell you how I came up with one big plan.

I was on my way home to Calumpit, I was really thinking of something great to do, something not for me. A thing that would make me happy. Really happy. Alas, there came an idea (or a vision haha whatever) and I was instantly happy and I haven't even started doing anything yet.

This past few days, I've been collecting kiddie/happy meal toys from McDo/Jolibbee. I was actually saving them for Christmas time. I intended them really for my pamangkins. But you see they have enough toys already. And they will still have rather more toys come Christmas.

And so I planned of giving these toys to other kids. Kids who don't have new toys to play with. Kids who will need it more. You see, when I was just a kid my family don’t have much to buy me new toys (we still don’t have much though just enough haha) but I have titas, teachers from Sunday School and a lot of dear ones who have made my Christmas bright with gifts of toys and love. And now its high time to pay them forward.

I would want to touch hundreds of children but there is one big catch. I have only collected handful of toys and I still need moooore. I need friends who are willing to give ONE (just one) kiddie/happy meal toy each. (But if you wanna give a hundred toy, why not!) And here’s a bonus, with the toy you will donate I will give you a bracelet especially made for you or to whomever you wish to give it. Win-win, ayt?

So what do you think? Mail, Text or Call me if you have questions.

Merry Christmas friends. mwaah mwaaah

i know not all will be able to read this so i will mail this to everyone ok. =)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

'coz where your treasure is there your cellphone load will be also

Monday, October 23, 2006

it's a hard knock life

OT again and I am soooo soooo tired. Its 6:45 already. i still dont know what time I will be able to go home. good nyt. mwaaah mwaaah. misshoo

ooopss do i have to say that? what i meant was, i miss kumain k n ba? musta ka na? musta tulog mo? corny stuff really.

geeez i really am a bad liar. =(

yehey! y am i still here? coz i don't have a ride. still have to wait for someone with a car to go home =(
ok lang 7:45 p lang naman. and bonus... walang pasok bukas, end of ramadan, yahoo! i'm going home to calumpit. oh, i just love holidays. esp when you've been drowned with work for so many days now. :D yipee yipee

lapit na pasko. regalo ko ha. i've been joting down my grown-up christmas list for days now. i still couldnt finish. actually, i couldnt even finish #1. I always want to jump and start my selfish wishes. But that should not be. Come to think of it, what should I put on my #1 list? Hmmm... Ikaw? What were your wishes for Christmas?

hay... di pa din ba uuwi? haaaay...

I miss these kids! Magulo, Makulet, Maingay. I love them. Last night me and ate were talking about marriage, I dont exactly know why. Sabi nya, "Nyemnyem kailan ka magaasawa?" half joking. Sabi ko, "hanap muna ko mapapangasawa!" Sabat naman simon "Eh di si YxxYxx, halo-halo and kangkong" Wahaha. wahaha. wahaha. di ko mapigil.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

"Are You Worried"

Re-Soul October 18, 2006 Ma'am Ime
(those in parenthesis are my own additions)
Have you any of these?
ecclesiophobia -fear of church
anupthaphobia - fear of staying single (!) wink wink)
aurophobia - fear of Gold (ok maging girlfriend noh?)
cacophobia - fear of ugliness (nice one!)
catoptrophobia - fear of mirrors (funny how scared could one be when he sees his own face)
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bet you have read this a few many times, but please take time to read it now with a new set of eyes
Matthew 6:25-34 (NIRV)
Do Not Worry
25 "I tell you, do not worry. Don't worry about your life and what you will eat or drink. And don't worry about your body and what you will wear. Isn't there more to life than eating? Aren't there more important things for the body than clothes?
26 "Look at the birds of the air. They don't plant or gather crops. They don't put away crops in storerooms. But your Father who is in heaven feeds them. Aren't you worth much more than they are?
27 "Can you add even one hour to your life by worrying?
28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the wild flowers grow. They don't work or make clothing. 29 But here is what I tell you. Not even Solomon in all of his glory was dressed like one of those flowers.
30 "If that is how God dresses the wild grass, won't he dress you even better? After all, the grass is here only today. Tomorrow it is thrown into the fire. Your faith is so small!
31 "So don't worry. Don't say, 'What will we eat?' Or, 'What will we drink?' Or, 'What will we wear?' 32 People who are ungodly run after all of those things. Your Father who is in heaven knows that you need them.
33 "But put God's kingdom first. Do what he wants you to do. Then all of those things will also be given to you.
34 "So don't worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

merimnao - greek word for worry
- means divided mind, your mind is pulled in different directions
Reasons why you shouldnt worry
1. WORRYING destroys our relationship with God
- kinda an indirect atheism
How does materialism affects us?
a. it enslaves the heart.
For wher your treasure is there your heart will be also. Matt 6:27
b. it cheapens us
2. WORRYING erodes our inner strength
-worries of life strangles the word of God
worry is the opposite of faith, it is like saying that God is a liar and that he cannot keep his promises, (EMMANUEL, God is with us - right?, soooo sad I've always known that but I havent internalize it as much. Funny that He even told my parent to name me Emma.)
3. WORRYING blinds us to the reality of God's generosity
-we become dissatisfied
Next time you worry remember:
1. Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs
2. Your Father give good gifts
3. Only a few things are necessary

This is a very timely message for me. Ive become a worrier for some time now. I didnt know that I am indirectly saying that God is a liar. I hope that this inspires you as it has inspired me. Hakuna Matata =P
Worry occurs when we assume responsibilities that are beyond our control. Let Go. Let GOD.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

of cheating

This is not an entry about love. Its about the nursing controversy and how it is affecting the Filipino community here and abroad.

Foremost, WHAAAT was that? Why do we have to cheat for a piece of certificate? Is it really too big a deal so that one may continue his American dream? Where was integrity on the part of the two examiners who have given away their test questions?

What then will other countries tell us? Cheating issues on our election arent even solved yet. Havent you notice that it was like a habit for some of our beloved politicians? Those who didn't win always believe that they were cheated. Some risk the remainder of their bank accounts for a recount, some risk their lives. But still cheating remains. Ok ok this is off subject.It is true that this issue is far greater than that of the Nursing Board Exam controversy but can't you see the similarities?

And now there's these 'sepsis' scare in one of Pasig's hospital. WHAAAT was that again? Haaay, how could anyone appease the mothers who had carried their babies for 9 months. Could you just tell them "Oh ma'am sorry coz we don't have water nor electricity to clean our delivery rooms." Kainis. This is off subject too hehe =) Matalino naman kayo, you better know why I've connected this issue here.

Friday, October 13, 2006

verse for the day

please take time to view the verse of the day below (after all the entries).

the first verse for the day was Jeremiah 29:11. The verse I've memorized wholeheartedly. It says, "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope." It's great to hear and know that God is in control of all these.

have a pleasant week!

Friday, October 06, 2006

generation Noise

Psalms 94:19 (LB)
"Lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope and cheer."

Pastor Noel Tan said that the new generation is the Generation Noise.

Why not? With all the gadgets, MP3s, ipods, cellphone, it is as if one cant live without hearing something. That's why now when we seldom hear our phone rings we suddenly feel alone? Why was that?

We now consider TV family and we fondly call them "Kapamilya" or "Kapuso" whichever station you prefer. Radio are not as satisfying when we want to hear our favorite song being played, we tend to switch on to MTV and watch it being played.

Our cellphones were not pardoned, with the built in recording programs, radio, MP3/MP4. And the plenty and more accessible malls around, how can you not get lost with such noise.

Haaay, so when was the last time you did really have some quiet moments? Come on, think! Dun dun dun dun... eh di last blackout due to Storm milenyo. Sabi ko na eh, may maganda ngang dulot yung bagyo! There was no network, no electricty, no landlines either. Did you notice how quiet your surrounding was? How serene, how peaceful. The air we breathe was cleased too. (The air was clean, yeah!, well at least for around 1 hour after the big storm the air was fresh, afterwhich the buses and jeepneys were off again polluting.) Still, after the storm we had enough time to think things over. God may have wanted us to mellow down. As if hearing Him say, "Anak, relax lang. Everything is in my hands."

I am not underestimating the wrath Milenyo did, I am just focusing on the greatness of our Father's power. He permitted earthquakes and volcano eruptions but it did not stop us from doing all our endless petty toil while there are lots of significant things to do? So now here goes the STORM. I will always remember Milenyo and how it made me quiet for some time.

As we begin our lives in our own noisy environment, pause for a while and rekindle how good the Lord was and is to you. Remember how great He had been and allow yourselves to hear Him even for a while. Because if you just go on your day without some tranquil moments you'll end up being consumed by the noisiness of these generation.

Have a peaceful and quiet weekend friends. God bless you.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

being married

here is my husband's picture. i already posted this in my friendster account. had also changed my surname to grenier. he's adrian grenier (nate - the devil wears prada)ang gwapo no? scruffy hair and deep blue eyes, san ka pa!
haha, of course the being married thing aint true. i didnt lie naman coz i wrote there that i only marry him in my dreams. i only put that to shift my status to another, other than the "In a Relationship" mode. I wouldnt want to have friends asking me "WHY's" so i thought it might be better to just joke around and put married in it. Then write the stuff in here since nobody from friendster except mark (Hi Mak!)reads this.

And when the time comes that I want to change status to single, they wouldnt recognize the sudden shift. And if they do, I can tell them that I filed divorce! For now, let me dream and be Mrs. Adrian Grenier and be happily married with one of hollywoods gorgeous guys.


no billboard days

Is armaggedon coming in for EDSA's billboards? On my way home to Calumpit last Friday, I didnt see any, as in any, billboard in Edsa. But I did see a bus and a car wreaked (as in pretty serious) by huge billboards, the bus in magallanes flyover and the other in Australia, este, Estrella. And who will we blame to this homicide? Errr, can someone tell me?

news about storm milenyo

Storm Milenyo had done serious wrath to Manila and to, (whaaaat, oh no, not again), Bicol. What did Bicol do to deserve all these???

The storm left 77 victims. I hope the next time this happens to Manila or to the rest of the Islands, we will be ready enough to face it. No more falling billboards, flying roof, blackouts, disconnected telephone network and lives lost.

But in the end, we just have to trust God in all these. We may not know his plans but it will always be for something better. A learning experience, perhaps.

verse of the day