Thursday, August 28, 2008

"I DO"

Last August 23, 2008, a very close friend of mine finally walked down the aisle, a beginning of a new chapter of her life.

I was able to witness how hard it is to get things ready for the wedding. Well, good for those who can afford to hire a wedding planner. I've seen her with her make-up on yet still going to the kitchen to check if the viands are ready or the accessories during the church ceremony are prepared. But she doesn't mind at all. And when I saw her infront of the altar, everything's paid off.

The priest gave a very excellent homily. He said that during the ceremony, the man or the woman are quick to say yes to each other, to tell thier promises for each other.(in richer and in poorer, in sickness and in health till death do us part). But after 5, 10. or 20 years and when storms come thier married life,could they still renew thier vows? That was the striking question of the priest for the couples and singles alike who were present there.

Well for my friend, I hope and pray for thier married life to last forever.

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Turn

It's been more than five years now when I got myself to the employed group. Grateful?Yes I am very much. The salary that I'm earning has been providing my needs. I can say that I have helped and still continuing helping others especially my family.

But sometime in the afternoon today, a father(I think) approached me saying that he wanted his companion, whom I believe is his son, to be employed as a boy(utilityman). I was stunned and was speechless for a few seconds. But I managed to respectfully told him that there is no vacancy. So they went away.

Being in the scenario even for a while and seeing the skinny father and his son walk away really broke my heart. And I silently prayed that He'll give me a chance to employ lots of Filipinos and be able to become a blessing to them. And I ask God that this situation that I had this afternoon will never happen again because I wanted so much to create employment opportunities and be able to touch lives.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


It was yesterday when my friend handed me a postcard. And to my surprise, it came from a friend of mine in the US.It may seem ordinary with a small note on it but to me it's priceless. It touches my heart that my friend whom I have not seen for 3 years now took some of her time to send me a postcard with a picture of the capital city Of Arizona-Phoenix. It's really heartwarming.

I miss her much but I am excited that she'll be coming home this november....

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I've always been afraid of feeling the way that I do right now. But the feeling is real. And the more that I ignore it, the more that it gets deeper in my heart, and the more that the pain becomes stronger. Yet I cannot address it because I am afraid to say the wrong words, or worst of all , I am afraid to know the truth.

I am holding on something that I might lose. But I realized that I cannot continue holding on and lose myself. But coward as a I am, I'll just allow things as they are hoping that in due time, I can have the those dark clouds uncovered before me which might break or make my heart....

Monday, August 11, 2008


Can you imagine yourself eating only rice with oil in it? Or drinking a glass of water just to fill the stomach? Can your senses take reject bananas as food on the table? Can you imagine earning P70.00 in a week from picking garbage? How can you budget the money for a family of 6 persons? Can you still keep your faith in Him ith this kind of situation?

Me? It's unthinkable!!!

But a tv show last saturday opened my eyes and heart how blessed I am to be not in the situations above. It showed a very unconditional love for others amidst the hardships as well as being faithful to the Creator.

Monday, August 4, 2008

take a plunge

To celebrate the birthdays of my three co-employees, we had decided to go to the beach yesterday. On board the L-300 which we borrowed from the company, we were able to reach our destination at nine-thirty am. There we had fish salad(kinilaw), broiled fish, and broiled chicken as our viand. We also had sweet potatoes, boiled banana and biko on the table. Fruit salad was served in the afternoon as our dessert.

I enjoyed looking at my friends who are playing in the water. Because the sun was high, I decided to swim later in the afternoon so as not to expose myself to sunburn. The rain poured which we hungrily savored like little children playing in the rain.

Everything went well amidst that we did not have grandiose foods but what really matters was the fun we had under God's beautiful nature and enjoying each others company. And that is priceless...

truly rich

A friend of mine just recently lent me a book. Looking at its author, I knew it would be interesting. And true enough, I was able to finish reading the whole book for seven hours. I just couldn't pull myself away because as I go through every pages, it opened my eyes to facts on how to be truly rich. I think we all wanted to be wealthy, right? There's nothing wrong with that.

Personally, the book is a huge help to me as it not only adds knowledge but it also inculcates practical solutions to situations alongside with spiritual abundance.How i wished I've encountered this book before, I would not have wasted my time and money. But i think it's never to late to start...

I thank God for my friend who generously have me borrowed her book. I thank the author for sharing his time and knowledge to billions of people. May I be able to apply what I've read to my real life situation..