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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays - Cinderella

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A beautiful song from a dad to her little girl... It speaks of wanting to cherish every moment with your little girl because one day, she would be grown up and she will have her own life.
This song is written and sung by Steven Curtis Chapman.

Cinderella

She spins and she sways to whatever song plays,
Without a care in the world.
And I'm sittin' here wearin' the weight of the world on my shoulders.
It's been a long day and there's still work to do,
She's pulling at me saying "Dad I need you!
There's a ball at the castle and I've been invited and I need to practice my dancin'"
"Oh please, daddy, please!"

So I'll dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh I'll dance with Cinderella
I don't wanna miss even one song,
Cuz all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone

She says he's a nice guy and I'd be impressed
She wants to know if I approve of the dress
She says "Dad, the prom is just one week away,
And I need to practice my dancin'"
"Oh please, daddy, please!"

So I'll dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'Cause I know something the prince never knew
Ohh-oh ohh-oh, I'll dance with Cinderella
I don't wanna miss even one song,
Cuz all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone
She will be gone.

she came home today
With a ring on her hand
Just glowin' and tellin' us all they had planned
She says "Dad, the wedding's still six months away
but I need to practice my dancin'"
"Oh please, daddy please!"

So I'll dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'Cause I know something the prince never knew
Ohh-oh ohh-oh, I'll dance with Cinderella
I don't wanna miss even one song,
(even one song)
Cuz all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback # 18

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This is my first and only picture with my favorite celebrity, Gary Valenciano, and I had my eyes closed when the shot was taken!?! This was taken after watching his concert in 1992 I think. We waited for him backstage and when he accommodated us for some photo shoot, I was too happy and thus, the picture. Of course, those days, you couldn't see the picture without developing the film. Lo and behold, I was so unhappy when I saw how the picture turned out. Since only one shot was taken, I still treasured this picture a lot.

Friday Photo Flashback

Drop by More Than Words for more great pictures!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thankful Thursday # 12

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Thank you Lord for another week of your faithfulness!

I want to thank the Lord for being in control of all events in my life.
I thank the Lord that He allows me to grow through circumstances that happens in our lives.
I am thankful that I have overcome my "fear" of cooking. I am finally cooking for my family! :)
I am thankful that he has been leading me all along. For giving me an opportunity to be an intentional parent.
I want to thank the Lord because he gives me hope every day and his love sustains me through it all.




How about you? What are you thankful for today?

Head to Grace Alone to for more posts.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

John 14:6

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a very famous verse... might be something we easily take for granted.
Indeed, Jesus is the only way, the very truth and the life!



Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Details About Kids

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When the kids are still small, its always fun to dress them up! Designer baby clothes like appaman and barefoot dreams pajamas are very suitable for toddlers and kids. I like their cool style!

I also love it when toddlers get attached to a certain toy for their security. It looks so cute! When my eldest was still a toddler, she used to carry a bear wherever she goes. Naturally, she has outgrown that phase already. Now, my little boy who is a toddler, loves jellycat stuffed toys! He treats them as his pets. But he has a shorter attention span. In a few minutes, he would be switching toys. He would play with haba toys. He needs toys which are durable since he would throw his toys while playing them.

Details like these are appreciated by moms like me, who stay at home and want to watch my kids grow up. This is one of the reasons why I chose to be a SAHM so that I can know the tinyest details about my kids as they grow up.

Friendship Award 2009

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Thanks to Sherry for this friendship award!
Rules:
1. Take your award here.
2. Put the logo on your post.
3. Link the person who awarded you.
4. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
5. Add links to those blogs on yours.
6. Leave a messages for your nominees on their blog.

Now, im giving this award to all my guest bloggers: Mandy, Ai, Den, Andrea, Molly, Sassy Mom, JoyD and Nan

Time To Laugh

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My hubby and son having a funny moment together... :)


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You Are Inspirational - Our Clan's Marveling

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Welcome to You Are Inspirational!

Today, I would like to feature Our Clan's MARVELING


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I have been inspired by her tales and insights about life. I marveled with her as shared her tale about her miracle baby and her experience of another great miracle in her life. Chubskulit has definitely captured my heart with her heartwarming and intimate posts in this blogsite of hers.

Chubskulit, feel free to grab the button below.... You deserve it! You are inspirational!

award



Do you have someone you would like us to meet?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Increase Your Link Tag

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Thanks to Kikamz for this tag!

Try to make a post just like this one and mention this process.

-From the list of blog sites below remove the number 1 and move the rest in the list 1 step higher (i. e number 2 becomes number 1, and so on). Add your blog name in the 5th position. Don’t forget to copy the links. (Here’s my list-my site added in the end)


  1. Sweet Nothings
  2. FickleMinded
  3. Recaptured Moments
  4. Just About Anything
  5. Inspirational Insights
-List five of your friend’s blog title here with the link and inform them of this post and ask them to do the same.

Passing this to:
Amazing Grace, Our Clan's MARVELING, Online Mommy's Corner, Delineating Des and Thoughts and Obsessions

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback # 17

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Friday Photo Flashback

Its time for Friday Photo Flashback again...
This photo was taken in China, year 2002. This was my last travel abroad.
My brother (on the leftmost) just celebrated his birthday this week.
I miss traveling abroad with my sister (the one in red vest).
Then that's me and hubby.
Hopefully someday, we would be able to travel again.

Drop by More Than Words for more great pictures!

Araw Ng Dilaw

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Today marks the 26th death anniversary of Ninoy Aquino. He has done so much for our country... He sacrificed his life in the belief that the Filipinos are worth dying for.

On August 21, 2009,
Make Ninoy and Cory’s spirit of sacrifice live within you.
Sa Araw ng Dilaw,
Wear something yellow.
Light a yellow candle
to remember Ninoy and Cory’s love for the Filipino.

And if you’re on the road on that day
Keep the flame of Ninoy and Cory burning.
Along with a thousand other cars, switch on your hazard lights from 6pm to 7pm and spread the country’s Yellow Spark far and wide.

I want to share with you this video... let us remember his love for the Philippines and how we should love our country too....

Aloha Friday - Vacation

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"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response." To participate just post your own question on your blog, head over to An Island Life, and fill out Mr. Linky.

My question:
What is your favorite vacation?
Mine was when we went to Boracay beach during our honeymoon... the beach was great and the sand was really fine like powdered milk!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday # 11

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Thank you Lord for another week of your faithfulness!
My focus this week is on FAMILY.

I want to thank the Lord for the good health of my family, my parents, siblings and my in-laws.
I am grateful that our family members is still complete.
I am thankful that we have good relationships with one another.
I am blessed to have loving and responsible hubby, responsible and sweet in her own way little girl, happy and sweet little boy, supportive parents, siblings and in-laws.
I also thank the Lord that He has allowed me to grow up in this Filipino-Chinese culture. I may not have appreciated it while I was growing up but I do appreciate my heritage now.


How about you? What are you thankful for today?

Head to Grace Alone to for more posts.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Psalm 28:7

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The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy
and I will give thanks to him in song.
Psalm 28:7

Whatever our situation, we can always choose to give thanks to the Lord.



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

How Old Is Old?

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I was tagged by Sherry.

Cathara is asking How old is old? Well, I certainly believe that you are old—when you think you are old. It is not a matter of physical age, but more of a matter of the mind. It depends on one’s perspective of things. Old is when you “feel” and “think” you are too old for a certain activity. When you no longer want to participate because of your age- that is old to me.

Hopefully, that made sense. How about you? How old is old? I’m tagging Pehpot, Kikamz, Yami, Jacris and Seiko.

Drop by Cathara Main to see mechanics of this contest too.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

You Are Inspirational - Inspirational/Spiritual Site

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Welcome to You Are Inspirational!

If you have found a great site, one that is inspirational to you, a site which you think we should all visit, join us by posting about it on your site and drop by here to enter your information on the linky every Monday! We also have a theme that you can follow every week to help you get started... My theme for this week is an inspirational/spiritual blog... You can feature any blog which inspires.

Today, I would like to feature In His Steps


Kikamz is the author of In His Steps. Since I started visiting her blog, I have always loved going back for a visit. I love her Word Filled Wednesday entries. There is one entry that has touched my heart, its about Mary Not Complaining...

Kikamz, feel free to grab the button.
You are inspirational!

award




Do you have someone you would like us to meet?
I am using a public MckLinky... try it out!


MckLinky Blog Hop

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback # 16

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Friday Photo Flashback

Its time for Friday Photo Flashback again... This week I am sharing a picture of me and hubby, taken during our first year of marriage. This was a few months after we got married in 2001. We were dining in Chilis. This was our favorite restaurant!

Drop by More Than Words for more great pictures!

Aloha Friday - Homeschool

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"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response." To participate just post your own question on your blog, head over to An Island Life, and fill out Mr. Linky.

My question:
If you have kids, would you homeschool them or not? Why?
The reason I am asking this is because I am considering homeschooling my kids for the next school year... I am still praying about it and researching if it is feasible here in the Philippines.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thankful Thursday # 10

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Thank you Lord for another week of your faithfulness!
My focus this week is on my blogs!

I am thankful for the new paid blogging opportunities that has come my way. It definitely will be a big help to pay the bills!

I am also thankful for the sponsors who joined me in celebrating my 1st Blogversary contest!

I am also thankful that my first blog, The Mommy Journey is turning one! Very grateful to have readers and followers.

I am grateful that I have met online friends through these blogs that I have! They are a source of encouragement, inspiration and advice.

How about you? What are you thankful for today?

Head to Grace Alone to for more posts.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jeremiah 17:7-8

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Extravagant Grace


There are times when we feel that we are at a crossroads, unsure what will happen next. It definitely describes my state right now... I am real glad that the Lord has given me the privilege of knowing him and trusting him with my life and our future.

Happy Word Filled Wednesday! Check out all you have to give for more verses this week!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Current Fave Photo

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This is my new favorite photo of my little boy and me!


MckLinky Blog Hop

Monday, August 10, 2009

Kreativ Award

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Many thank to teJan for this Kreativ Award!

Rules: To accept this award, do the following:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blog letting them know they have been nominated.

--> I love to travel!
--> I learned American Sign Language when I was still in college.
--> I want to learn Korean and Japanese languages someday.
--> I love baked macaroni and other pasta.
--> My best friends have migrated to other countries and I miss them...
--> I love watching TV series and movies.
--> I used to read books a lot but haven't read so much for the past 2 years...

Now, I am passing this award to Beth, Melissa, Nan, Christin, Pilar, Kikamz and Anissa

You Are Inspirational - A Blog You Visit Daily

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Welcome to You Are Inspirational!

If you have found a great site, one that is inspirational to you, a site which you think we should all visit, join us by posting about it on your site and drop by here to enter your information on the linky every Monday! We also have a theme that you can follow every week to help you get started... My theme for this week is a blog you visit daily... You can feature any blog which inspires.

Today, I would like to feature More Than Words

MoreThanWords
The first time I found Alicia's site when I first join Friday Photo Flashback. Since then, I have been hooked! I love reading her posts. It inspires me to be a better mom to my kids. I admire how she homeschools her kids too! I also love the many pictures of her family!

Alicia, feel free to grab the button.
You are inspirational!

award




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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays - I Have Fallen In Love

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I would like to share a beautiful love song written by a husband to his wife... It was written by the late Senator Ninoy Aquino for his wife, former President Cory Aquino... I have heard it a few times since her passing away last week and its really a beautiful poem turned into a beautiful song. Hope it inspires you too~

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback # 15

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Taken during a wedding.
I was part of a wedding entourage.
I think I was 7 years old here.


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Prayer for a Happy Death by Cory Aquino

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This is the poem made by President Cory Aquino before she passed away....

Prayer for a Happy Death

Almighty God, most merciful Father
You alone know the time
You alone know the hour
You alone know the moment
When I shall breathe my last.

So, remind me each day,
most loving Father
To be the best that I can be.
To be humble, to be kind,
To be patient, to be true.
To embrace what is good,
To reject what is evil,
To adore only You.

When the final moment does come
Let not my loved ones grieve for long.
Let them comfort each other
And let them know
how much happiness
They brought into my life.
Let them pray for me,
As I will continue to pray for them,
Hoping that they will always pray
for each other.

Let them know that they made possible
Whatever good I offered to our world.
And let them realize that our separation
Is just for a while
As we prepare for our reunion in eternity.

Our Father in heaven,
You alone are my hope.
You alone are my salvation.
Thank you for your unconditional love, Amen.

Aloha Friday - Favorite Color

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"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response." To participate just post your own question on your blog, head over to An Island Life, and fill out Mr. Linky.

My question:
What is your favorite color?
Mine is blue and pink. :)


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thankful Thursday # 9

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Thank you Lord for another week of your faithfulness!

On August 1, our former President Cory Aquino passed away.


She was our icon of democracy and today, as I watched the Necrological service, I was just at awe at how honest and caring she really was. When she was our president, I was too young to care. But now, after 23 years, I have understood and appreciated what she has done for our country.

Today, I am just thankful for her life and her courage for taking a stand and doing all that she did 23 years ago. For fighting for our country's democracy. I am thankful that her life has inspired so many Filipinos to take pride in being a Filipino. I am thankful that God has used her to spark a flame of nationalism in our hearts.

I am also thankful that I have seen how she lived her life and it is serving as an inspiration and challenge to me. She chose to be live a full life ministering to others in every little way she can.

How about you? What are you thankful for today?

Head to Grace Alone to for more posts.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rotten Smell

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A few weeks ago, something was smelly in our room. We couldn't see where the smell was coming from, but we were certain something was rotten because we could all smell it. We searched and finally, we found a bird's nest under our AC unit. There were dead birds.

We can try to hide our sins, but sooner or later, they will surface. Just like the foul smell in our bedroom. It was because of its stench that we found where the smell was coming from. So in our life, as we try to cover up our sins, the stench of our sins will eventually caught up with us!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Encouragement

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Whenever I am down or discouraged, prayer is my source of encouragement. Knowing that the Lord listens and will uphold me through any situation I am in.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

You Are Inspirational - A Woman's Blog

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Welcome to You Are Inspirational!

If you have found a great site, one that is inspirational to you, a site which you think we should all visit, join us by posting about it on your site and drop by here to enter your information on the linky every Monday! We also have a theme that you can follow every week to help you get started... My theme for this week is a woman's blog... You can feature any blog which inspires.

Today, I would like to feature Sweet Nothings.

sweet nothings

Enchie blogs about sweet nothings of a mom and sweet nothings of a wife. Every time I read her posts, I learn something new or get inspired with her thoughts. It is just one of the reasons why she is on my daily visits.

Enchie, feel free to grab the button below... :) You are inspirational!

award




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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Goodbye, Cory Aquino

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Cory Aquino was and is an inspiration to many Filipinos. She sacrificed her quiet life as a home maker for her country. She embraced the dream of her husband as her own. She showed simplicity even when she can be otherwise. She was truly an icon. I will always remember her as a loving mother, wife and leader.

Thank you for giving so much for our country.

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays - In My Daughter's Eyes

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When I heard this song a week ago, I just loved it!
I want to share it with you as it speaks of a mother's heart...
I love my precious little girl so much.
Thank you Lord for blessing us with her!

Have a blessed weekend!