Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yen's QOTW

1. How’s the week going on so far?
>>>Great. Though I am still waiting for that important phone call. Hay, it is killing me...

2. Would you rather love or be loved?
>>>Loving should always be both ways.

3. How do you feel when you hear a friend completely butchering a story?
>>>Toink. I immediately change the topic.

4. If you could have a recorder which would make a DVD or video tape of your dreams, would you use it?
>>>That would be awesome!

5. Have you ever had a dream about being a place you’ve never been, and days or years later, you end up there?
>>>That's Deja Vu for you!

6. Do you sit at your computer and eat snacks and have refreshments to drink?
>>>I don't.

7. Which is more true: everything matters or nothing matters?
>>>The former.

8. What was the last thing you gave up on?
>>>Nothing yet but I am about to. I am giving myself til the end of March.

9. Can the love of a person really make you change?
>>>Yes. I trully believe in that.

10. Any plans for the weekend yet?
>>>I have work so none. Oh perhaps, dinner at Crowne Plaza with my family.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Yen's QOTW

1. Is it fun being you?
Sometimes. But I am more of the serious type.
2. What have you changed your mind about in the past few weeks?

My feelings toward some people at work. I have realized that life is too short to hold a lot of grudges in my heart. For now, I take it one day at a time. Whatever God provides will be appreciated.
3. Do you find yourself in a better mood on a sunny day?

I dunno but I have this better feeling after the rain. I love the smell of after rain.
4. When meeting someone new, what makes you feel more comfortable?

If we have the same taste in things.
5. If you could be any god or goddess from mythology, who would you be? & why?

Venus, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to find out why LOL
6. How do you spend the night before a “big” day?

I stay up late.
7. Describe the person that would be the exact opposite of what you find attractive.

Can't think of anyone right now. I am too preoccupied with the barcode scanner that I am being asked to scout for our store.
8. I would be a happier person if…

I get that very important phone call soon...
9. Have you ever regretted?

Yes, a few times but I try not to think about it too much.
10. I seldom _______ without a _______ in my _______.

I seldom leave without a prayer in my pocket.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

phone call

I am waiting for a phone call and it is killing me, literally. I hope I get that call now so I can take it from there.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

wedding flowers

For most brides, wedding flowers would be one of the last priorities when planning for a wedding. Why so? It is simply because most of them would want to invest more on their photos, while others their gown, while the rest would want to get the best caterers because as they say, you can only gauge the success of a wedding if the guests loved the food that the couple served. I was not very particular with the flowers on my wedding day but I guess, I was one of the few lucky ones to get a professional, artistic and creative florist to help me out. These days, once can opt not to get one. There are a number of really nice sites online where a bride to be can get ideas from. Whether or not you put flowers as a top priority in your wedding is beside the point. What is important is the marriage after the grand celebration. No amount of flowers can compensate the satisfaction brought about by a happy home.

What a woman should have

enough money within her control to move out,
rent a place of her own,
even if she never wants to or needs to...

something perfect to wear whether the employer,
or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...

a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
re-telling it in her old age....

one friend who always makes her laugh...and one who lets her cry...
(I'm lucky to have a lot )

eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal,
that will make her guests feel honored...

a feeling of control over her destiny....

how to fall in love without losing herself...

how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend without;
ruining the friendship...

when to try harder...and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...

that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..

that her childhood may not have been perfect...but its over...

what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...

how to live alone...even if she doesn't like it...

whom she can trust, whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally...

where to go..
be it to her best friend's kitchen table...
or a charming inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...

what she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...

Mr. Kaleidoscope World

Amidst a very busy Friday (with the weekend reports and all), my husband shared to me this sad news.

It’s been cold summer nights since we drifted apart
Cold summer nights since you walked out that door
Cold summer nights… oh, here on my own
Coz I miss you baby, I need you here

Rest in Peace, Man from Manila.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

bridesmaid gifts

I wonder what bridesmaid gifts I can give for a cousin who is tying the knot in May. She is actually based in the US so I am pretty sure she is familiar with The Knot Wedding Shop. I mean, who isn't? This is probably your one stop shop slash wedding guru. So I am busy spending time online looking for items from their site. I am seriously considering in getting her cake toppers which I plan to have their names embossed on it. Cute, right? I just wish she will like it as much as I do and keep it so they have something to remind them of their wedding day years after.

10 Hows

How did you get one of your scars? Dog bite. Really bad scar on my left arm.
How did you celebrate your last birthday? I just had dinner with my in laws and husband at a hotel in Ortigas.
How are you feeling at this moment? Sleepy and tired. I have to be in bed by 9pm.
How did your night go last night? Quiet. Cold but my husband kept me warm.
How did you do in high school? Better than average
How did you get the shirt you're wearing? Hand-me-down from my mom.
How often do you see your best friend? Once in a blue moon. Which reminds me, I have to set up another lunch or dinner date with her so we can talk about our plans of putting up a wholesale clothing business. Exciting, isn't it?
How much money did you spend last month? Not much. I was in a "stop spending" mode last month.

How old do you want to be when you get married? I got married at 27:)


1. Are you Available? I am already spoken for, thank you.
2. What is your Age? Just turned 31.
4. Do you live in a Big house? Half of a duplex, 2 rooms. Very cozy.
5. When is your Birthday? January.
6. What’s your favorite Chocolate? Maltesers, Snickers and Mars!
7. Do you Daydream? A lot especially when I really want to achieve something.
8. What’s your favorite kind of Dog? Pugs and Chihuahuas!
9. What Day of the week is it? Thursday!
10. Have you ever been in the Emergency room? Yes, just last January when my daughter suffered from dehydration.
11. Did you have a crush that starts with letter E? None.
12. Favorite Flower? Red roses and Tulips from Holland.
13. Do you chew Gum? Very seldom.
14. Are you a Giver or a taker? Always a giver, sometimes a taker.
15. What’s your Height? 5’4”.
16. What color is your Hair? Jet Black
17. What’s your favorite flavor of Ice cream? Strawberry!
18. Have you ever Ice skated? Yeah.
19. Do you play an Instrument? Piano and my dad taught me how to play the guitars when I was about 10.
20. Have you ever heard a really hilarious Joke? I love jokes!
21. Do you wear Jewelry? Yes
22. Do you want Kids? Super.
23. Where did you go for Kindergarten? The same school where I went til my 10th grade.

24. Have you ever Lied to your parents? All the time when I was younger. Not anymore now.
25. Last Movie you watched? Shopaholic.
26. Do you still watch Disney Movies? YES.
27. Do you like Mangoes? with bagoon!
28. Do you have a Nickname? Fars, Farfar, Far, Ma, Be, Neng :)
29. What’s your favorite Number? 4, 11 and 17
30. Do you prefer Night over day? I love crisp mornings.
31. Whats your One wish? Stability
32. What is one fear you are most Paranoid about? Poverty!
33. Are you Quick (to) judge people? I avoid judging.
34. Do you watch Reality TV? Yes.
35. Do you prefer Sun or rain? Sun.
36. Do you like Snow? I havent seen one.
37. What Time is it? 6.42PM
38. What Time did you wake up? 5AM.
39. What’s the worst Veggie? None, I love veggies.
40. Where do you want to go on Vacation? US.
41. Will you go back to the past? Which part?
42. Have you ever had an X-ray? Yes.
43. Do you own a Xylophone? used to.
44. Do you like the color Yellow? My bestfriend does.
45. What Year were you born in? 1978
46. Whats your Zodiac sign? Aquarius
47. Do you believe in ZODIACS? depends.

Now back to my research on stereo cabinet. Good evening everyone!

gym buff

To say that my husband is turning into a gym buff is an understatement. He goes to the gym everyday (except weekends of course), drinks supplements, watches his diet and continues to search for the perfect weight loss supplement for him. He has tried a few good ones but is still actively looking for something that will aid in shedding off the rest of his unwanted fats the soonest time possible.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dearest Lord

Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous,
teach me to serve you as I should,
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour and ask not for reward,
save that of knowing that I do your most holy will.

jesuit - st. ignatius loyola - 16th century

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Yen's QOTW

1. “So…do you want the good news or the bad news?” When someone asks you this, which one do you generally ask for first?
>> Call me a masochist but I always want to know the bad news first =)

2. Do you remember compliments more than rude remarks or vice versa?
>> I do not easily forget rude remarks. Compliments come and go but rude remarks leave a mark on me.

3. The main difference between you and your best friend is …
>> She is still single LOL

4. Have you ever given someone a fake phone number, just to get rid of them?
>> All the time!

5. Do you find that there’s too much choice in your life?
>> On the contrary, I am in that stage wherein I feel as if the choices are becoming fewer. And it makes me feel bad.

6. How would you describe your temper?
>> It's how you react on things/scenarios/situations.

7. Are you more likely to exaggerate or downplay your troubles?
>> I try to downplay as much as possible.

8. List 3 people-real or fictional, living or dead, famous or personal friends-whom you respect and admire, and why.
>> Audrey Hepburn, Mother Teresa, My mom, My mother in law (sorry there's 4 of them!)

9. Can you draw?
>> Sticks, yes.

10. What do you need to work on?
>> This goal that I really want to achieve in the next 12 months. Seriously.

Finally, this survey is done. Now, back to my research on Torgoen watches.

a lovestory

"A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure. A faithful friend is beyond price, no sum can balance his worth. A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy..."
Sirach 6: 14-17
One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise. Ah the beauty of God's creation is beyond description. As I watched, I praised God for His beautiful work. As I sat there, I felt the Lord's presence with me.
He asked me, "Do you love me?"
I answered, "Of course, God! You are my Lord and Saviour!"
Then He asked, "If you were physically handicapped, would you still love me?"
I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the rest of my body and wondered how many things I wouldn't; be able to do, the things that I took for granted.
And I answered, "It would be tough Lord, but I would still love You."
Then the Lord said, "If you were blind, would you still love my creation?" How could I love something without being able to see it? Then I thought of all the blind people in the world and how many of them still loved God and His creation.
So I answered, "Its hard to think of it, but I would still love you."
The Lord then asked me, "If you were deaf, would you still listen to my word?" How could I listen to anything being deaf?
Then I understood. Listening to God's Word is not merely using our ears, but our hearts.
I answered, "It would be tough, but I would still listen to Your word."
The Lord then asked, "If you were mute, would you still praise My Name?"
How could I praise without a voice? Then it occurred to me: God wants us to sing from our very heart and soul. It never matters what we sound like. And praising God is not always with a song, but when we are persecuted, we give God praise with our words of thanks.
So I answered, "Though I could not physically sing, I would still praise Your Name."
And the Lord asked, "Do you really love Me?"
With courage and a strong conviction, I answered boldly, "Yes Lord! I love You because You are the one and true God!"
I thought I had answered well, but God asked, "THEN WHY DO YOU SIN?"
I answered, "Because I am only human. I am not perfect."
No answers. Only tears.
The Lord continued: "Why only sing at fellowships and retreats? Why seek Me only in times of worship? Why ask things so selfishly? Why ask things so unfaithfully?"
The tears continued to roll down my cheeks.
"Why are you ashamed of Me? Why are you not spreading the good news? Why in times of persecution, you cry to others when I offer My shoulder to cry on? Why make excuses when I give you opportunities to serve in My Name?"
I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give.
"You are blessed with life. I made you not to throw this gift away. I have blessed you with talents to serve Me, but you continue to turn away. I have revealed My Word to you, but you do not gain in knowledge. I have spoken to you but your ears were closed. I have shown My blessings to you, but your eyes were turned away. I have sent you servants, but you sat idly by as they were pushed away. I have heard your prayers and I have answered them all."
I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond belief. I had no excuse. What could I say to this? My heart had cried out and the tears had flowed, I said, Please forgive me Lord. I am unworthy to be Your child."
The Lord answered, " That is My Grace, My child."
I asked, " Then why do you continue to forgive me? Why do You love me so?"
The Lord answered, "Because you are My creation. You are my child. I will never abandon you. When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you. When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you. When you are down, I will encourage you. When you fall, I will raise you up. When you are tired, I will carry you. I will be with you till the end of days, and I will love you forever."
Never had I cried so hard before. How could I have been so cold? How could I have hurt God as I had done?
I asked God, "How much do You love me?"
The Lord stretched out His arms, and I saw His nail-pierced hands. I bowed down at the feet of Christ, my Saviour. And for the first time, I truly prayed.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


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the missing piece

And my favorite lines:

The fish said: I can't see my tears because I am in the water.
The water said: I can feel your tears because you are in my heart.

Sunday Stealing: The Procrastination tool meme

1. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
>>>House of Minis

2. What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it?

3. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?

4. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
>>>My bag? =)

5. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
>>>Not in the last 13 years I guess. The last time I got really drunk was when I celebrated my 18th birthday at Tia Marias.

6. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?

7. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
>>>I love my name.

8. What’s your goal for the year?
>>>Home improvement, change of career, security and protection and financial stability

9. Last person you hugged?
>>>My sister in law, Shine (who I fondly call Gretch!)

10. First place you went this morning?

11. Do you always answer your phone?
>>>Nope. Thanks heaven for caller ID.

12. It’s four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
>>>One of my staff, I'm sure.

13. If you could change your eye color what would it be?
>>>Amber ;)

14. What’s on your wish list for your birthday?
>>>Good health and financial stability

15. Does the future make you more nervous or excited?

16. Do you have any saved texts?

17. Ever been in a car wreck?
>>>Yes. almost 4 years ago. I was 6 months heavy with Lizzie. It was traumatic that I don't even want to remember it anymore.

18. Do you have an accent?
>>>Yeah. Filipino accent.

19. What was the last song to make you cry?
>>>A song sang in church this morning.

20. What did you do last night?
>>>Dropped by at our friends Elvis and Aileen's house, had dinner at Max's with my in laws then blogged the night away

21. Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?

22. Current hate right now?
>>>some people.

23. Met someone who changed your life?

24. How did you bring in the New Year?
>>>With my family

25. What song represents you?
>>>Never been to me? LOL

romantic getaway

I was telling my friends who recently got married to check out the Carribean as it has new hotels to choose from. If they wish to go outdoors, there are also a lot to choose from at El Dorado Royale Resort in Riviera Maya. They have been bugging me to help them organize a romantic getaway since early December. But because they have been too picky on the choices that I have presented to them, until now they have not had their honeymoon. I am pretty sure that if they learn about the pristine beach resort set on over a mile of unspoiled beach with tropical rainforest and a wide array of food to choose from, they will never have second thoughts and book right away.

I mean, who would change their mind with a lovely destination as this?