It’s Holy Monday

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I just came home from hearing the 12Noon mass. The weather is hot and I really felt dizzy when I reached the church. It’s a good thing that the church doors have industrial handles . I was able to grip the handle and get back on my feet again. The gospel is about Jesus’ love for His friends, Lazarus, Maria and Martha. The priest stressed out that Jesus is not only our saviour but our friend, too. He is the friend who will never ever turn His back.

I have experienced and experiencing Jesus’ friendship in my life. I may not be a good daughter and though I have committed number of sins, His love for me never fails. Whenever I am down, I can firmly feel His loving arms comforting. Though, I do not speak and just keep quiet, I know that He hear my sobs and heart so loud that even if I do not see Him I feel him.

I know that each of us has our own experiences with regard to Jesus’ love. What matters is that we will never turn our back on Him and that we will always be faithful.

Ciao! :)

Aurora Borealis

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I was watching Charmed on DVD, this afternoon and in one of the episodes, the sisters were talking about a festivals and mentioned about Aurora Borealis. I have heard about this before and I knew that it is some kind of natural lights seen in the Nothern hemisphere. I looked around the net and found spectacular information, pictures and videos of the Northern Lights.

You could also check the net about how and why we have Aurora Borealis. But on this page, I just wanted to share with you this amazing wonder of nature. :)

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The photo of Northern Lights were taken in Alaska

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This Aurora Borealis picture was taken in the sky’s of Australia at night.

“The heavens declare the glory of God;? the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.” Psalm 19:1-3

Ciao! :)

Wonders of the Sea

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When our team is discussing where to spend our team building, I told them that if they were to ask me, I would want to spend it on a beach resort. The beach gives me a different kind of relaxation by just looking at it. Even in pictures! :) My team manager sent me a text message earlier today and told me that he found a beautiful place where we can bond and get to know each other more. It is in Anilao, Batangas. The resort offers not only a good swim on the salty water by the beach, but also different water activities such as diving. That’s interesting for me! I really love and appreciates the wonders of the sea. How great God is for giving us those beautiful things! :)

My only fear is that I am not a swimmer and if ever we’ll be lucky enough to get a reservation, this would be my first diving experience! Well, I guess I should get term life insurance quotes now, just incase an unexpected thing happen to me. :)

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The pictures above are just few of the beautiful wonders taken under water. I cannot wait to see them personally! :) I hope that I will receive good news tomorrow when I check my email. :)

Ciao! :)

Palm Sunday

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It’s around 11:40 in the evening and I am still up. Well, the search for a private pool or a resort isn’t over yet. :( I have called and emailed a number of resorts but so far, we have not been lucky enough yet. I have sent 2 emails today and hopefully I would have good news tomorrow. :)

Anyway, since I was surfing the net up until 5AM this morning, I wasn’t able to hear mass today. :( It is so bad of me. My mother is calling my attention already. I have been able to hear mass for two consecutive Sundays already. Oh.. :( Add to this fact, is that today we Catholics are celebrating the Palm Sunday.

I know that there is no specific date written in the bible when palm Sunday happened. But like many other Catholic feasts and festivities, dates are the most insignificant part of it. The most important thing is that the occasion and the reason why we celebrate and commemorate the events. So, before our sisters and brothers from other sects react on Catholic feasts and celebrations, please try to understand the reason behind each feasts and not just concentrate on the “date matter”.

Alright, as I was saying, today Catholics celebrate Palm Sunday. What is Palm Sunday anyway? Why do we find different palms and fern leaves being sell on the streets during Palm Sunday? Well, as we all know, when it is Palm Sunday already, it means to Catholics that it is the start of the HOly Week. Aside from that, we have Palm Sunday to commemorate Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem days before his passion.

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When Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, He was greeted by the people by waving palms and laying down their cloaks to carpet his way. In Jewish tradition, waving palm is a symbol of triumph and victory. It is pretty obvious that it was the Jews who met Jesus. :)

Another intriguing fact about Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem was that He was riding on a donkey instead of a horse. If we look at a horse, it is strong, mighty and often use in a war. A donkey is often regarded as a gentle and lowly animal. Jesus is a symbol and a message of peace. He is the epitomy of humility and peace. His entrance to the city riding on a donkey is a symbolic act which tells us that the king brings peace not war.

That is the same message that Jesus wanted to tell us.. :)

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Ciao! :)

On Marriage!

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This is cute and inspiring! Read on.. :)

Marriage

There was once a man and woman who had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They kept no secrets from each other except that the old woman had a shoebox in the top of her closet that she cautioned
her husband never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the
little old man took down the shoebox and took it to his wife’s bedside.

She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted doilies and a stack of money totaling $25,000. He asked her about the contents. “When we were to be married, she said, “my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doily.”

The little old man was so moved, he had to fight back tears. Only two precious doilies were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He
almost burst with happiness. “Honey,” he said “that explains the doilies, but what about
all of this money? Where did it come from?” “Oh,” she said, “that’s the money I made from selling the doilies. 

 

Nice… What do I do when I get mad with honey? Well, I just sing and read books! :)

Ciao! :)  

Horse Back Riding

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One of the options we have considered for our team building is going to Baguio or to Tagaytay. I love going to Baguio! I enjoy the cold weather, the strawberries, the vegetables and I love horse back riding! Horses may look like stiff and aloof animals but I find them very calm and friendly! Well, I am not an equestrian but I love to ride on horses (with a guide of course!). I enjoy watching Mikee Cojuangco compete in different equestrian competition. How I dreamed of wearing one of those lovely breeches! :)

When I was kid, I remember riding on my paternal uncle’s horse going to the mountains. He used his horse for work. The horse carries “coconuts” from the mountains. Oh that horse was huge and strong! :)

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Well, we may have decided to spend our team building off the shore, but I can always visit Baguio or Tagaytay with my family and enjoy riding on horses!!!

Ciao! :)

SAT Online

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While I am waiting for a response from the resort that I have inquired, I browse the net and found several sites that offers sat prep courses! :) For the benefit of those who are wondering what SAT is, SAT means Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Assessment Test. It is often required by many universities in the United States. It’s a good thing that there are different preparatory courses online which will give incoming freshmen students a high possibility of being admitted into their own choice of University.

Well, my daughter is only 4 years old and so far, we have no plans of sending her to any US University. But, we can never tell what the future holds! Who knows, she may have an oppurtunity to study in one of the prestigious Universities in the US someday! :)

Ciao! :)

Fruits Should be Eaten on an Empty Stomach

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It does makes sense though! Most of the fine dining restos I had been so far, offers fruits as appetizers instead of desserts. My sister sent an email about eating fruits as appetizers if you would want to lose weight. I know many of you have read this already. But for those who have not, here it goes.. :)

EATING FRUITS

It’s long but very informative:

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It’s not as easy as you think. It’s important to know how and when to eat.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?

IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS! FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.
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So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining – every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet etc – actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will not happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE: Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene – the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium..

GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can you believe this? For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup,warm water or warm beer after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE’: (THIS IS NOT A JOKE!) Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack . Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.. Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive..

Hope this helps! If it did, share it! :)

Ciao! :)

 

Earthquake hits Manila

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Thank God it wasn’t that strong. I was feeding the cats yesterday, when my aunt called my attention telling me that an earthquake is happening. I felt dizzy though, but since it’s already past 1PM then, I thought that I was only sleepy. My aunt kept on saying that there is an earthquake so I stood up and felt it. The only word I was able to say was “Oh my God”.

I was shaking when I went into the house. My aunt’s voice was calm but I felt her fear. My sister who was on the 19th floor of a certain building in Makati called after the shake. My aunt talked to her and asked her to go home. She confirmed my aunt that she was fine and she will be okay.

The earthquake was in the news that night. Manila was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0, with epicenter in Mindoro.

Every night on my to work, I never fail to pray to God to keep my family and all the people who are dear to me to be safe from harm. And, I also pray that God will keep our house and the whole looban away from fire, from flood and from earthquke. I believe that I will continue to utter prayers and will include our dear country as well.

I also encourage everybody to pray for each other and for our country. It’s a good thing that the shake didn’t cause any damage. Let us all pray that God will keep our country from danger. In our everyday life, especially during times of trouble, God is the only one we should depend on.

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Ciao! :)

Losing Weight

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Our planned team building has been moved to April 10. I have contacted several private resorts in Laguna but almost all are fully booked already. :( Well, we had a meeting earlier and I we decided to spend the outing in one of the beaches in Zambales. I am so happy that we’ll have our team building in the beach. Remember I mentioned in my previous post that I love the beach so much. I am not a swimmer though, but simply staring the wide blue sea makes me feel calm and happy. :) Oh, I really need to learn more about weight loss pills! I hope that I would have enough time to lose my “belly fats.”

Ciao! :)

Beach Outing for Team Building: Zambales Area

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My on of team mates suggested Zambales. He said that the province offers white sand beaches as well. My mother told me that Zambales has the finest beach. She was able to visit one of the resorts there. I did a little research about the different beaches that Zambales can offer. The travel time from Manila to Zambales is around 5-6 hours. It’s the same lenght of time that we spend on the bus when we go to our hometown in Quezon! :)

The first beach that I was able to find is the Potipot Gateway Resort. My sister told me that it is their next destination. I checked on their virtual image and found the place very relaxing. Well, for me any resort will do as long as it is a beach resort. The beach makes me feel relax and calm. Oh, I need to go to the beach!

I cheked the rates and if you have the budget then go for it! Nevertheless, I will still include this one to the list that I will present to my team.

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Potipot Gateway Resort

Another option that I got for Zambales area is the White Castle Beach Resort in Iba. The good thing about this resort is the walking distance from Iba Public Market. Should we need anything then the market will be easy to reach. The rates are very affordable! :) There is no swimming pool though, but the resort offers billiards, dart and saloon where the guest can sing. :)

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White Castle Resort

The last but not the least option is the Dawal Beach Resort in Barrera St. Uacon, Candelaria, Zambales. The resort’s rates are very affordable. I believe our team budget will fit here. Aside from that, the resort offers swimming pool, Restaurant & Videoke Bar, Massage Service and Game facilities: Basketball, Volleyball, Billiards, Table Tennis. 

I hope the team will be able pick one from my research. I cannot wait for our outing at the beach! :)

Ciao! :)

 

 

 

Beach Outing for Team Building: Sariaya Area

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Remember my post about the white sand Island(Puting Buhangin) in Quezon? Since there is no resort established there yet, I found a resort where the team can stay and then enjoy a boat ride going to the Island. I just hope they would consider the travel time which is approximately 4 hours from Manila. :)

The beach resort I found is a newly built resort in Sariaya Quezon. It is called Marina Beach Resort. It offers a very affordable rates. I can say that guests will not get bored because, aside from the sea, the resort offers a swimming pool as well. It also offers other activities to do such as boating, fishing, playing volleyball and horse back riding. Wow! I will definitely include this in my list! :)

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Marina Azul Beach Resort

Another interesting resort in Sariaya is the Blue Bay Waters Resort. The resort also offers different activities which will make the guests’ stay a memorable one. I checked their rates and it is fair enough. I took a glimpse on their virtual tour and you bet it’s beautiful!

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Blue Bay Waters Resort

Last but not the least, another resort that I would recommend to my team is the Dalampasigan Resort.

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Dalampasigan Resort

I checked on the site and it is very cozy. It offers swimming pools as well and their rates are competitive. 

Well, these are just 3 on the list. I still have to presents few more beach resorts and hopefully we’ll be able to agreed on one of theses, for us to be able to plan as early as possible.

Ciao! :)

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