Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I want to share this composition that I really lived by when I was still single. When I was still on the verge of searching and hoping for my knight in the shinning armor. *sappy* A friend gave me this masterpiece, she got it from the internet. And since then, it never fails to inspire me everytime I feel so lonely. It's entitled, To The One God Has Destined For Me. From the sappy title itself, it gives so much hope for all single women who is in search for their one true love...
I HOPE THIS WILL INSPIRE ALL SINGLES OUT THERE...
* bold and italic phrases are my fave lines...
I’m wondering at this very moment if you’re thinking of me, if like me, you are also wondering what is taking us too long to find each other. Many times, I thought I finally found you only to be disillusioned by the fact that my wait has not yet ended. I get up each morning, hoping, dreaming, longing to meet you.
I am thinking of how we will meet, would it be as romantic as the ones I saw in movies? Or is it possible that I have known you all my life but yet we have to realize that we are really meant for each other? Oh how I wish you were here right now because you are the only one who has the answer to all my questions.
You just don’t know how often I dream of finally knowing what it feels like to be in your arms. Even at this very moment I am imagining how you will simply sweep me off my feet! Perhaps your smile or your eyes would draw me to you, or maybe even how you manage to make me laugh with your own silly little ways.
I don’t really know for sure but I’m praying that God will help me recognize you when the right time comes. I think of all the pain I have gone through in the past and of how much I cried since the day I begun my search. I just wanted you to know that I’m clinging into my vision of the beautiful life ahead of me…the life I shall spend with you. In my mind and in my heart, I know you’re worth all the pain and sacrifice.
After all, the tears have become part of my life and I believe they are slowly washing away my flaws so that I would become perfect, not perfect in its truest sense, but perfect…for YOU. I wonder if you’ve gone through so many pains as well, I wonder if you’ve been hurt so many times along the journey. But my dearest one, please don’t ever give up because I’m right here…patiently waiting for you. I assure you that when we finally found each other I would slowly heal those wounds by my love.
And this, all the more, makes me want to wake up and face the new day ahead with the hope that soon enough, you would no longer be a dream but a reality and once again I’m assured that you are worth the wait. And when that time comes, everything will fall into its place, just as I had imagined, just as I had though it would be. By then, I would simply look back and smile at all that I have gone through, in spite of the pain and amidst the simple joys of life…and I would be very thankful because they all lead me to you.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I'm happy to have the internet back. It's been almost two days since the internet connection got busted. Two days seem to be an eternity of boring days and unproductive moments. The internet has become a necessity nowadays and especially now that I'm trying to fish online jobs to support my "jobless" lifestyle..Well, anyway, back to blogging again...=)
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
You can't watch this video without feeling a "twitch"..Her words showed how thankful she was in their marriage and how much she loved him. Like she said, "in the end, it's these small things that you remember, the little imperfections that make them perfect for you. So to my beautiful children, I hope you too one day will find yourselves lifetime partners who are as beautifully imperfect as your father was to me"..=)
Saturday, June 19, 2010
When I was still a kid, I used to believe that falling stars answer my wishes. I always dream of seeing one, thinking it would grant my heart's desire. Never seen any then but that didn't make me a cynic though. But finally, what seems to be a dream came true, I seen one. It was during our kiddie camp when a falling star visited. So I rush myself into making my wishes. Years after, seen one again and again, yet still finding myself wishing. And the moment I started to forget them, they start to come true. Whew.. Should this just be a legend? Or did it came true because it's already written in my destiny? Or is this a mere issue of faith - believing in your own dreams.
Legend has it that wishing upon a shooting star makes the wish come true. It is believed to have originated in Europe, when Greek astronomer Ptolemy, around AD 127-151, wrote that the Gods occassionally, out of curiosity, even boredom, peer down at the earth from between the spheres, and stars sometimes slip out of this gap, becoming visible as shooting or falling stars. Since the Gods are already looking at us at such a time, they tend to be more receptive to any wishes we make!
The Greeks, however, fathomed shooting stars to be rising or falling human souls, while Jews and Christians believed them to be fallen angels or demons. Aristophanes, a Greek playwrite, had a more fancy imagination. According to him, shooting stars were “souls of poor people, drunkenly walking home after they had dinner at a rich star.”
Even contemporary culture is abound with superstitions related to shooting stars. In Chile, for instance, when you spot a shooting star, you must pick up a stone in the same moment, while making a wish. (Quick thinking, I must say.) If you’re in the Phillipines, you must tie a knot in your handkerchief instead. (Too bad if you don’t carry one around.)
Last night, I happen to watch WHEN IN ROME. Coins and a fountain that makes a magic mess. In the movie, there's this love fountain where you have to make a wish (more of love matters), throw in a coin and your heart's desires will be granted. By the way, the fountain is called the TREVI FOUNTAIN in ROME..But when I made a little research, it says the other thing, that throwing a coin meant that you will find yourself returning to the place..
These are some of the wonderful images of the said fountain and a little research:
Trevi Fountain is the place that you can prove that you ve been in Italy and Rome ...If you dont have a picture of Trevi Fountain in Rome and if you didnt throw any money from your shoulder that means that you never been in Roma ....The Trevi fountain, is the largest and most spectacular Baroque fountain in Rome (standing 25.9 meters high and 19.8 meters wide.. was designed by Nicola Salvi in 1732 and competed in 1762. isnpired by a schetch of Bernini
Main figure of the fountain is Neptun (God of the sea), flanked by two Tritons.(sons of the god of the sea)It was also the main attraction for the famous hollywood stle movie of "Three coins in a fountain" and "Roman holiday",Frederico Fellini put the last point with "Dolce Vita" Tradition is that a coin thrown into the water guarantees a visitor's return to Rome.
Friday, June 18, 2010
(i know i look ugly. heheh)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their
Journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is
Up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no
For an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years,
Will this matter?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends
Will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did
Or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd
Grab ours back.
41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I just want to greet my parents a HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! It's their 26th ANNIVERSARY!...cheers to them!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Who would forget the January 2009 flood?
We were among the unexpected flood victims. Living in an urban city and in a place which never experience any torrent, we never expected calamities like this to happen. It was a rainy Monday mid morning. I just got up. My parents were taking their late breakfast while my siblings were playing on the computer. We heard the usual clamors of our neighbors outside, didn't expect it was already it. Then my brother took a peek outside, expressing an awe about the high level of water. The next thing I knew, the water started to get inside our humble abode. Thank God, no one panicked. We carried whatever we can and brought it upstairs (we have a 2-story house), from my brothers' books down to the CPU's, computers and even our heavy rice dispenser. I never expected I can be that speedy. While carrying some stuff, the water reached to our knee level and going up to our legs. Tables, chairs, and other things were already floating in the area. Whew!..
Then I went upstairs with my sister and younger brother. We prayed for the rain to stop.Sappy as it was, we even cried together. We were all so scared of the fact that anytime from that moment, the water might consume our house. It was already 6 pm when the water started to subside. We already slept at around 3 am and we were still scared to sleep for fear that it might come back anytime. Even raindrops over our neighbors roof already gave me and my sister a paranoid feeling.
HERE ARE SOME PICS:
INSIDE OUR HOME
OUR DRENCHED CARS
IT SEEMS HE'S ENJOYING THE BLAST =)
This was one of the funny incidents I have in my life. I was on my way to the office when my officemates called me over a taxi to join them. Unfortunately the cab driver told us that he can no longer take us to the office due to the high current of flood water on the area. He can't risk his engine. So we paid the bill and joined the stagnant crowd at Makro and waited for vehicles. But thankfully, an officemate with a motorcycle gave us a lift. And to our dismay, still we can't make it to the office. So we have to stop over and cross the street to get another ride. But as you can see, the water is a little high which will probably drench our pants. So this police officer / soldier was kind enough to carry all of us. All of them had the piggy back while I was the only one who was carried like a princess. hahaha!
Monday, June 14, 2010
I'm not the type who cries over sappy movies. I usually just stay silent, teary eyed, whenever a movie hit me hard. But this one caused me sobbing eyes. Hachiko is not just about your ordinary dog-man relationship movie, it's about faith, devotion and undying love which actually happens in real life. I wonder if there are still existing Hachiko out there, either human or animal. His loyalty for his master lasted until the day it died.
Picture of Hachikō (in real life)
Breed : Akita Inu
Gender : Male
Born : November 10, 1923
near the city of Ōdate, Akita Prefecture
Died : March 8, 1934 (aged 12)
Resting place : National Science Museum of Japan in Ueno, Tokyo.
Owner : Hidesaburō Ueno
Appearance : golden brown with cream color on upper face
Hachikō exhibited at the National Science Museum of Japan in Ueno.
In April 1934, a bronze statue in his likeness was erected at Shibuya Station and Hachikō himself was present at its unveiling. The statue was recycled for the war effort during World War II. In 1948 The Society for Recreating the Hachikō Statue commissioned Takeshi Ando, son of the original artist who had since died, to make a second statue. The new statue, which was erected in August 1948, still stands and is an extremely popular meeting spot. The station entrance near this statue is named "Hachikō-guchi", meaning "The Hachikō Exit", and is one of Shibuya Station's five exits.
"if you give your heart to a dog, it will give its life to you"
The next thing I want to do is study about their culture and their people…and perhaps learn a little with their language..*sigh sigh*
Here is a trailer of Mamma Mia...The film captures most Greece's finest places :
I want to go at these places:
CHURCH IN THE HILL TOP (AGIOANNIS)
Greece, I’ll get to you soon..=)
Αγαπώ την Ελλάδα ( I LOVE GREECE)