January 30, 2014 10 Comments
Mother is HEAVEN
Subsistence pal. True-hearted
WOMAN… Full of LIFE!
Today is my mom’s birthday. She was already gone but I see and talk to her in my dreams, whenever I seek guidance or some advise. And most often her advises worked on me.
For instance, one of them, like 2 years ago, I noticed a little dark spot on my upper right cheek and it was getting darker and darker. I applied different bleaching products that was prescribed to me by my dermatologist, but none of which ever help to fade away the dark spot. And then one night I dreamed that I was with my mom and she told me the medication that I should used instead. Believe it or not, the result was amazing. It worked!
It really feels good to know that she’s still around whenever I need a mother touch. Yes, I know I am already a mother but it just feels so joyful to have my mother with me even only through my dreams.
A Blessed Birthday
You’ll always be missed and loved
I love you Mamang.
December 22, 2013 4 Comments
” The Wisdom of a Little Boy “
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eye sight was blurred, and his steps faltered. The family ate together at the table, but the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled onto the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the messes.
“We must do something about Father,” said the son. “I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.”
The husband and wife set a small table in the corner. Grandfather ate alone there while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. When the family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence.
One evening before dinner, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making.”
Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food from when I grow up.” The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.
The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
That evening, the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days, he ate every meal with the family. For some reason, neither the husband nor the wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk was spilled, or the tablecloth was soiled.
~ Author Unknown ~
You will remember this tale tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.
On a positive note, ponder the following lessons learned:
1. No matter what hap pens and no matter how bad things seem today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
2. You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles the following things: a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
3. Regardless of your relationship with your parents, you will miss them when they are gone from your life.
4. Making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”
5. Life sometimes gives you a second chance.
6. You should not go through life with catcher’s mitts on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
7. If you pursue happiness, it will elude you, but if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.
8. Whenever you decide something with an open heart, you usually make the right decision.
9. Even when you have pains, you don’t have to be one.
10. Everyday, you should reach out and touch some -one; people love that human touchholding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
11. You still have a lot to learn!
You should pass this on to everyone you care about!
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December 15, 2013 1 Comment
Family Christmas Tree
This is our hand-made Christmas Tree :) My children and I made this one as early as 1 in the morning and we finished it at 5 in the morning, December 1, 2013… 10 hours before my flight coming back to the Kingdom :)
I won’t be able to be with my kids this Christmas but the memories and togetherness of making our Family Christmas Tree with them count the most.
The joy of making it and sharing thoughts on how to do it was already a Blissful Family Christmas.
Enjoy Your Sunday!
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December 8, 2013 14 Comments
A New Chapter Begins…
I feel great to tell everyone that I am now single.
Three years after my separation (2005), I have filed a marriage annulment (2008).
At long last this year 2013, last September 30, the court has decided and ordered that my marriage was null and void.
I am so happy as ever.
Happy because a new chapter begins in my life and I can move on forward.
Some of you may wonder and would ask me, “do you have any regrets at all? Do you feel sad?
Well, honestly I do not have any regrets at all. I have four beautiful, loving and responsible kids. They are now all grown-ups and as a mother I am so fulfilled that I manage to put them all to school. A year from now my first daughter, Maria Ahtalia will soon finish her Dentistry course and become a successful Dental Surgeon or Orthodontist. My second daughter, Greta Garda will soon graduate in IT course 5 months from now to become a successful Digital Arts Designer. My third daughter, Tajah Jireh will soon to become a famous Fashion Designer, 3 years from now. And my son, Picardo Leo, who is now in Secondary Schoool wanted to become the most wanted Architect one day.
I sounded so positive! But that is most of mothers wished for their children, aren’t we all?
Sad? Yes, there is a little sadness in a way that my marriage for 12 years did not work to last. But ending it, is the best thing to do and very smart move and I never and I won’t ever regret it. I have the rest of my life now to look forward to and so I must make the most of it and feel thankful to my God in every moment as possible and ask His guidance and wisdom on how I take charge of my life and make a difference.
I believe that everytihnig happens for a reason. I have a full life and I take these life challenges in a positive outlook. I move on with my life. I keep adjusting to needs and keeping all vital areas of my life in balance. I will continue to passionately pursue my mission or goal and I will never ever quit.
Life goes on and a new chapter begins. :)
Last week November 30… My kids and I went to go house hunting. And we wished to get and own a Victorian kind of house in this beautiful Village and Resort Community to live by one day :)
This is what a Victorian House look like.
The house model isn’t ready for viewing yet so I just took this shot from one of their miniature displays…
Have a blessed Sunday Everyone! mmwahhh
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October 20, 2013 10 Comments
Need And Greed
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village. A tourist complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.
“Not very long.” they answered in unison.
“Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?”
The fishermen explained that their small catches were sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families.
“But what do you do with the rest of your time?”
“We sleep late, fish a little, play with our children, and take siestas with our wives.
In the evenings, we go into the village to see our friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs.
We have a full life.”
The tourist interrupted, “I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.”
“And after that?”
“With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant.
You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City !
From there you can direct your huge new enterprise.”
“How long would that take?”
“Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years.” replied the tourist.
“And after that?”
“Afterwards? Well my friend, that’s when it gets really interesting, ” answered the tourist, laughing. “When your business gets really big, you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!”
“Millions? Really? And after that?” asked the fishermen.
“After that you’ll be able to retire,
live in a tiny village near the coast,
sleep late, play with your children, (or grandchildren by that time), catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends.”
“With all due respect sir, but that’s exactly what we are doing now. So what’s the point wasting twenty-five years?” asked the Mexicans.
And the moral lesson of this story is:
Know where you’re going in life…
You may already be there…
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June 30, 2013 11 Comments
Animals Know Better
In a zoo in California , a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth.
The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother’s cub’s, perhaps she would improve.
After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species, will take on the care of a different species. The only ‘orphans’ that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork chops?
Take a look…
Now, please tell me one more time…
Why can’t the rest of the world get along?
June 23, 2013 11 Comments
Have Faith In You
Every life serves a purpose. Some that seem, at first, to have such little hope of having a place in this world, can become those with the greatest gift….hope!
Another inspiring mail I received from a friend… Sharing is Caring. Enjoy reading the story :)
This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002. He was born with 2 legs.
He could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him.
His first owner also did not think that he could survive, and he was thinking of ‘putting him to sleep’. But then, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him. She became determined to teach and train this little dog to walk by himself.
She named him ‘Faith’.
In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfboard to let him feel the movement. Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and reward for him for standing up and jumping around. Even the other dog at home encouraged him to walk. Amazingly, only after 6 months, like a miracle,
Faith learned to balance on his hind legs and to jump to move forward. After further training in the snow, he could now walk like a human being.
Faith loves to walk around now. No matter where he goes, he attracts people to him. He is fast becoming famous on the international scene and has appeared on various newspapers and TV shows.
There is now a book entitled ‘With a Little Faith’ published about him.
His present owner Jude Stringfellew has given up her teaching post and plans to take him around the world to preach that even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul’.
In life there are always undesirable things, so in order to feel better you just need to look at life from another direction.
I hope this message will bring fresh new ways of thinking to everyone and that everyone will appreciate and be thankful for each beautiful day.
Faith is the continual demonstration of the strength and wonder of life.
Watch Video here: Faith The Walking Dog
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June 16, 2013 12 Comments
A Scorpion Giving Birth… Have you seen one?
The scorpion’s birth process is truly amazing. The female’s back opens up and scores of newborn scorpions crawl out, and then the back grows back together like nothing has happened.
Nature really is surprising.
Any Ideas how a scorpion gives birth. Here are the following photos you will find very sensational :)
At the back of this female scorpio a small slit would start to open on day 1…
Oh Gross! Then numbers of baby scorpions started to advance on day two…
On day 3, still the baby scorpions continue to progress…
On day 4 the baby scorpions gradually move out and start to crawl and spread…
Yay! So Many of them :)
Last day on the 5th, the baby scorpions continue their way out, yet the young scorpion mother stays uninterrupted…
Look how breathtaking it is, young scorpion mother is back again to normal… :)
AMAZING! Isn’t it?
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May 18, 2013 6 Comments
Hey guys, I just like to update you with my health and fitness program.
Last month April 1, I found out the following:
- Strength Assessment- Excellent… It means I can carry even one sack of rice by myself alone… hmmm very nice :) hahaha
- Flexibility: Poor…. well this one I believe there was a mistake from the machine… LOL
- My Body Age according to the machine: 55… another mistake LOL :)
- Over all I am healthy but, but a big BUT… my Fat Mass is higher from my ideal range (20.5%-base on my weight of 55kg. ) Mine is 38.5%… Wow! so I need to burn those excess fat from my body to be more healthy and prevent any serious health risk that I might encounter in the future.
Weight: 42-45kg (if I get rid off my excess Fat Mass, this should be my ideal weight)
Body toning and firming…. 34-24-34… Wow!
- And as of today, May 18, I weigh 51Kg.
I lost 4 kilo. Wow!
I also lost 4 inches in my waistline.
Great isn’t it?
Health and Fitness continues, until next update :)
To all of my followers/buddies/friends, thank you so much for staying with me. I sincerely and highly appreciate your effort of giving me a visit or two. Your support by simply clicking like is already big enough to give me an encouragement to continue my blogging.
I may be also behind from reading all of your posts but I will do the best I can to visit all of you guys as much as I can, whenever I can.
I love you!
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May 1, 2013 1 Comment
My son lost in the tournament but according to my good friend Mark Armstrong as quoted, “In a case like that, winning is not really important. Having the experience is what’s important, and I’m sure it will serve him well. Just qualifying and getting into the tournament is a great achievement– he can be very proud of that.”
And I am so proud of my son :)
Here is the video of the fight … Enjoy!