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Friends who crossed the line of friendship to discover that we can love more than we thought we can. Brought together by God and have discovered along the way that there is a deeper reason why we are together. Our mission is not to be done individually,but together. This site contains our past and our journey to the future..a sharing of emotions, feelings, thoughts, dreams, fears -- all about our adventures in life.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

On Sick Leave

The last two days were not so good for me since my ulcer hurt pretty badly. Thank God because I'm feeling great now even if I still have to be a little more careful in my eating habits and make sure that I don't skip meals.

Router update. Still not working. Harhar. I'm still not sure what I.P. Address I should use or if it's really the IP Address that's the problem.

More updates later.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Power of Prayer

Prayer for the MV Princess of the stars fatalities and survivors.

Dear God, we pray that you comfort each bereaved family everyday as they grieved for their loss, we pray that you will supply all their needs, we pray for the survivors that they may have a good life after the tragedy, that you will bless them and let them know in the deepest part of their heart that in spite of what have happened, you LOVE and CARE for them. This we pray in the mighty name of Jesus. AmenI encourage everyone to keep the prayer going.LET’S P.U.S.H.PRAY UNTILL SOMETHING HAPPENS.

I’m tagging everyone in my bloglist and let’s us all witness the power of prayer.

1. Through The Rain 2. God’s gift 3. The Adventures of Dong and Jing

Flame of Friendship

This flame of friendship was given to me by Doc Joey and Pat. Thank you...and let's keep the friendship burning.

The Flame of Friendship. A symbol of spirit of unity.The burning icon of love.Undying picture of hope.The hot symbol of oneness.The Flame of Friendship.And now it's your turn to flame yourself!Meet new friends. Discover friendship. Make bonds.Copy this post starting from the PICTURE ABOVE to the end and add your blog on the list below. Let's start FLAMING!

Tiklaton: We are the witness
Janeth's Vicy's Life Journey
My Precious
Thea is Blogger Happy
Thea is Berry Scrappy Too
Scribbles of My Life
In This Game of Life
Shimumsy's Republic of A
Princess Vien
Our Journey To Life
Life. Love. Family. Work. Travel.
Practical Tips and More
The Working MomJoey M.D.
Shopaholic Ties the Knot
The Adventures of Dong and Jing

I'm passing the warmth of this flame to Eds, Issa, Sujee and Teena.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Big love in little ways

If parenting can be summed up in one word, then that word is LOVE.

Yes, becoming a parent requires one to know how to love unconditionally. We give everything we have without any hope of getting something in return. But then again, this love does have its rewards. Sometimes, we just have to open our eyes well to see how our love is being returned to us by our kids.

Our son, as young as he is, has his ways of making us feel that we are special from everyone else. There is that certain recognition that we are his parents and that he loves us as well.

1. Late night joy.

Zye never sleeps until we get home. Even if he does, he always wakes up whenever we are already home. We have observed this since his second month. I must say too, that this cannot be a coincidence. It happens everytime. No matter how late it gets, he waits for us always.

2. Smile for mommy.

There are those days when I get caught up on a lot of things and I would ask my son's yaya to take care of him while I do my writing. I sometimes find myself guilty of not being able to spend enough time with my son even if I am home. He stares at me while I am in front of my laptop as if waiting for me to play with him. So I start saying I'm sorry and explain why I cannot play with him. His eyes will suddenly brighten up and his lips will curve to a big smile as if telling me, "It's okay mommy. I'll wait 'till you're able to play with me."

3. Daddy is home.

It touches me to see that our son gets really excited when his daddy gets home. By the time Dong arrives, Zye is wide-eyed and smiling from ear-to-ear. He waits for his time with daddy. At first, I was afraid that Dong and our son don't have enough quality time with each other. But Zye is not demanding. Though how short it seems, he cherishes his time with his dad. Talk about being loved.

4. Hugs and Kisses.

Every night, before going to bed, Dong and I takes one side of Zye's cheek and plant kisses on him at the same time. It's a little ritual that we have before going to bed. Zye doesn't kiss back yet. But he gives this back with a very hearty laugh...one that makes us plant more kisses on him.

I am happy and blessed to know that our son loves us. And moreover, he does have his "baby ways" of showing how he loves us. I cannot ask for more, but I know there is still a lot in store for us to feel and experience.

I can just see myself getting teary-eyed when he learns to say, "I love you mommy and daddy!"

This is my entry to the 4th edition of Pinoy Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by Doc Joey. Such a great way to share my thoughts and to read those of the other parents as well. Cheers to all the parents out there who never gets tired of loving their kids.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wishlist #3

I am quite happy with how our DSL is doing. The performance is just about what we need: fast and reliable. Now, I would even be happier if I'd get to do my surfing someplace else instead of getting stuck near the telephone outlet because the cables are too short. So the ultimate wishlist is a wireless router.

Actually, hindi talaga wishlist. Meron kasing wireless router sitting around doing nothing sa house ng mga in-laws ko. I asked my brother-in-law to bring it to us so that we could use it. Besides, he'll be happy with a wireless connection in the house kasi may laptop din naman siya na dala every now and then.

The REAL wishlist here is the configuration of my router. Now, I can honestly say that I am no longer the techie that I used to be. Well, either that or I am losing my patience with reading, harhar. I have been able to figure out how to encrypt the connection with a password so that my wireless connection is not a freebie to everyone nearby. Unfortunatel, my laptop cannot seem to access any website when the wireless connection is set up. Direct connection with DSL modem: great. Direct Link with Router: working. Now I have to figure out why the laptop is not communicating with the internet. The router signal is excellent and the laptop can actually connect to the router. It's the internet connectivity that is not present. And I, on the other hand, am at a lost.

Maybe I'll figure it out in the next few days....

Monday, June 23, 2008

Walk this way

Our son's crawling stage has highly elevated to his grab-on-something-and-stand-up mode. It is because of this that hubby and I decided to buy him a walker.

Zye's first two days of his walker encounter was quite frustrating. He'd rather try walking while I hold him. It felt like he didn't want to be there. After that, I figured that the reason he didn't like the walker was because he was not yet aware of how it works. After almost a week, he now knows how to use it to his advantage. Of course, this meant me shouting "No, not there" because he basically goes to places in the house where some piece of cloth is hanging, or to places where there is wood (his recent past time is knocking on wood furnitures, I think he likes it because he hears something).

Later, I will officially be changing his crib to a playpen style for safety reasons. I don't want to take the reason of him standing up then falling down from his crib just because of negligence. A kid with this much energy should never be left alone.

A day spent with Zye can be a very exhausting one. It is very rewarding however because I know that our son is doing good on his development. Right now, I am anxiously waiting for his first tooth to come out.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Wishlist no more

I have been very vocal how badly I needed a good internet broadband provider. Just when I have lost hope on finding one that is fast and affordable, we finally had one installed just yesterday.

Thank God for PLDT!

It was my last string, my last option I should say. But I'm glad that the last on my list still served me well. After two and a half weeks of waiting, I can now happily say....mabilis na ang internet connection namin!!!

Hooray! Here's to more blogging time for me.


It was a good week for me.

First, the Celtics won the NBA finals. I must say though, that it was not a very exciting game because of the huge lead in the score. But the highlights were definitely amazing to watch.

Second, I believe that we are slowly getting out of our debts. We are finally seeing some good financial status. We really had a rough time since I gave birth due to my 2 and a half week confinement ( My case was placenta praevia) plus the fact that I underwent an emergency C.S. But God's goodness saw us through. Inspite of our financial struggle, we always manage to pay all our bills in time. We never had too much but He always gave us enough to meet our needs. Now, we have a little to spare to save, a little to spare for a few things we want as well.

Lastly, we finally had our DSL installed! Hooray! After the long search and wait, I can finally go to different websites in just a few seconds. I can now enjoy technology at its finest.
Now, didn't I tell you it was a good week for me? I hope you had a blast as well. If not, You still have until tomorrow to make it a really good one.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Finding the one

It is important to find the right one for you. In any case, if you haven't found the one, then you are bound to go on an endless search. Pero paano ba malalaman that it's the right one for you? When it meets all your needs, when you can handle it as if you've known it for a long time, when you find yourself unfolding its mysteries everyday and being contented even more -- yun na! That's the one.

Mine is the Nokia N77.

Hubby gave it to me as a gift a day after Father's day. Sabi ko nga, bakit ako yung may nakuhang magandang gift eh siya ang nag-celebrate ng Father's day. Well, it was his incentive. He is not a joystick tye of person so naicip niya na I would like it instead of selling it.

I had doubts at first. Actually, nanghinayang lang ako kasi high end phone na ito and the price is quite high. We can actually sell it and buy something else na hindi ganun kalaki ang monetary value. Sabi naman niya i-try ko daw muna. So I did. Hay, na-in love ako unti-unti.

It has 20 MB shared memoryand 64 MB SDRAM memory. Perfect to have my Go bible installed as one application. It has a memory card slot as well so I don't have to worry in storing mp3, mp4 or even wma files. I love the way it views my videos and photos, and I can even create albums for it. The built-in speakers create a great sound and its headset has a music player key with it.

It's not wi-fi ready. But then I have my laptop for that. I am just contented with the fact that it can browse to all the sites that I want since it's not limited in the pages that it can view. It has a lifeblog which I haven't tried, but I think this will be very useful in updating my sites. Wala na magiging hadlang sa pag blog ko. Hehehe.

It has a 2 MP camera with flash. May secondary camera din because it is a3G phone. It operates on Symbian and has quickoffice installed kaya I have my important documents at hand always.

I still have a lot to discover with my newest buddy. Right now, I'm just happy, happy, happy.

Thank you Dhe!!!!

After a deep slumber

Hello world! Siyempre, hindi naman talaga ako nakatulog ng ganun katagal. And it's not like I had much choice in not being able to update my blogs. Hay, sobrang dami lang talaga ng ginawa, ginagawa at gagawin.

Having said that, hindi ko naman maikwento lahat ng nangyari. Parang, I can't remember much of the details. Maybe because it has been quite awhile already. Masyadong maraming dapat i-recall just to be able to give an update. Randomly in my head though here are the things that got me busy: our son is on his 8th month, more active than ever, I am in the process of figuring out how to manage well our finances, studying well the business that we are trying to build, busy in selling stuff, cleaning up our laptop (hehe nagkalat ang files ko!), visiting an uncle. Basically, I'm saving the world. Hahaha! I am no super hero. I wouldn't even dare be one.


Whow! Did I miss blogging or what? Yeah.. I missed it a lot. I haven't been able to check out both of my blogs for the past two weeks except for the one time that I was able to post Zye's 8th month celebration.
A lot have been happening actually. Oh, had happened. We have been visiting my dear uncle who has been in and out of the hospital for the past two months. It has been a wild roller coaster ride for everyone. Not knowing when the next infection will strike, praying very hard that everything will be well and good in the soonest time. But God's mind is far from ours. He is the only one who knows the ultimate plan.
In between those visits, we have been busy with church activities. We had our youth leaders ordained, Sunday school for this school year started last Sunday, and I've been collecting materials for the upcoming seminars and workshops that we have in line. So many things to do, so little time. But God is good. I thank Him for the continuous wisdom He has bestowed upon me and my husband. Otherwise, I would not have stayed sane.
To put the icing on all of these things simultaneously happening, I recently suffered from a bad case of flu which I believe was due to the crazy hot weather (oh, yeah, doesn't the weather just drive you nuts?). Now, I'm finally back. And with our DSL subscription on it's way to reality, I believe I can have more time to write.
There. My life in two weeks time....in a nutshell.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The week that was

Much to my dismay, I wasn't able to update our blog for the simplest reason that I had tons of things to do. So many things to do, so little time. *SIGH*

This was last week's highlight. Zye turned 8th months old. We treated him out at Tom's world.


Monday, June 2, 2008

Faith and Music

During the time that I renewed my faith, I have decided to really be of service to the Lord. At first, akala ko talaga I can only be designated as an emcee. So I would really volunteer myself during Sunday service for that assignment. Pero as it turned out, the Lord has other plans for me.

Together with my husband, who was then my boyfriend, we organized the young people of the church to help them out in their dilemna of discovering the ministry that they want to be in. Sabi ko that time, "I believe eto na talaga yung plan ni Lord for me and Dong". We thank God for the inspiration and the guidance, thus the birth of S.Y.S.T.E.M (Serving Youth of S.T.E.M) . But His plan did not end there. Ang daming surprises ni Lord.

It turned out, the young people of our church had one common interest: music. Kaya ang nangyari, dun kami nagsimula ng ministry. We took responsibility of the church's music ministry. Isa lang talaga sa group namin ang masasabing marunong when it comes to music. At hindi ako yun. But it's true that when you delight yourself unto the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart. Before we knew it, nagkaroon na kami ng specific places in the music ministry. God moves in mysterious ways talaga. It's because of His goodness na nagkaroon ako ng konting talent sa singing.

Don't get excited. Hindi ako magaling. But it's amazing kasi I have really learned to listen well to music kaya hindi na ako basta na-sisintunado. It's even wonderful kasi whenever I sing in church, it's like my voice changes. Mahirap i-explain. All I know is that ibang level talaga mag-bless si Lord. All you need to do is to give all that you have to Him, and He will give you everything else you need.

When I look back at all the things that has happened to me, I can't help to wonder what other amazing things are in store for me, for my husband, for our family. Imagine, God allowed us to experience singing in an acoustic concert? Way above our expectations, way above our talent, way above what we ever imagined. But then, for His glory, God allows it all-- big or small, even the impossible happens. All you need to do is to believe.

And I'm sure glad I did.

Denjing moments

Lately, there haven't been pictures of me and my husband in this blog. I have been caught up in posting our son's developments, I forgot that this blog actually started because of our adventures together. For that, I'm simply posting snapshots from recent adventures we've had.

On our way to Tacligan, Mindoro.
This is the day before the Church Anniversary Camp.

Attending the wedding of my husband's client
at Angeles, Pampanga.

After a hearty dinner at Libis.

Whenever I look at our pictures, I just feel more blessed than ever. I thank God for giving me a wonderful husband who always brightens my day, supports me every step of the way and loves me like there is no tomorrow. *SIGH*

Am I a hopeless romantic or what?

Nah, just loved...really, really loved.