Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pixel Bug Weekend #19

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Kyla's school had their field trip and I attended with her. It is our first time together since I wasn't able to go with her last year... We had fun together! We went to Nissin Monde here in Sta Rosa Laguna, then to Rizal Shrine in Calamba then to Bluroze in Batangas and Badaco Farm. Here are some shots from that day!

This is our picture just before we left the house..

Taken from Rizal Shrine.

Picnic time at Bluroze Batangas.

Kyla chasing the birds!


Enjoying the duyan...

We even tried the maze and had fun inside... though we weren't sure if we would find the way out!

Milking cows...

Yummy fresh milk!

It was an experience to remember!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Financial Concerns

Since January, my hubby has decided to go full-time in his being an assistant pastor in the church where we worship. He has been a part-time assistant pastor for the past year before deciding to leave the I.T. corporate world. So far, he said he is enjoying ministering to people and being able to preach God’s word to more people.

As a family, we are definitely adjusting to our financial income. It is tough but God has never failed to provide for our daily needs. Though we face new challenges, just like the recent health news we received that he is a diabetic, life gets more challenging. It is also time to teach the kids the value of money. At their young age, they are learning what it means save... and to deny themselves, to want something and not be able to buy it.

We definitely have a lot to pay for... and sometimes, I just don’t know where we will get the money to pay for our monthly bills and extra expenses. I wish I could have enrolled myself in UK debt management so that our debt with the banks won’t become any bigger.

But at the end of the day, the Lord never forgets us. We experience his goodness and faithfulness. We become living testimonies of God’s love and faithfulness.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Photo Flashback # 39

This photo was taken in the year 2000 or late 1999.
I am with my close friends who I met at the church.
We were all from the youth group then.
2 of them are now out of the country and I don't get to see much of the other one who is left since we have moved. 3 of us are now married.
There are days that I miss them but I know that God has plans for each of us..
Thank God for Facebook :) Can easily stay in touch with them now!
Even if our lives have taken their own turns, they would always be special to me!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wait for the Lord

Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.
Psalm 27:14

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Our Car

Our car is turning 8 years old this March. I can't believe it! It has been 8 years. We have shared a lot of memories in this car. It is our first major purchase as a couple. It has witnessed our trials and triumphs. We have seen places and been to different places. I know, I am getting sentimental. I just can’t help it!

Because we feel that the car has been a very loyal and productive part of our family, it undergoes maintenance and repairs in repair shops that cater to customers with care and quality like Dallas auto repair. We have recently changed our brake pads. It is a good thing that we did this brake job just in time, because our brake pads have been worn out and almost is causing damage to the brake rotors without us knowing!

If you are asking if we have ever thought of replacing our car since it is now 8 years old, well, we have once thought of getting pick up trucks like The Chevrolet Silverado. Since this kind of vehicle can haul anything and can be used for business. But as of now, we are still content with the service of our car.

Tuesday Couch Potatoes : Order in the Court


My pick for today's theme is A FEW GOOD MEN.

I know that this movie is quite old but it is one of the classics that I still remember!
The actors were superb here! Truly an all star cast!

One of the most memorable quotes from the movie:
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Col. Jessep: [shouts] You can’t handle the truth!

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pixel Bug Weekend #18


After posting my upcoming reunion with my college friends on my Friday Photo Flashback entry, here are some photos taken today from our reunion. :)

We met here at my house in Laguna and after a whole afternoon of catching up, we went to Nuvali.... It was so great to finally meet them again after 10 years or so...

I am so glad that this mini reunion finally pushed through... I had a wonderful time with them today!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I Blog, I Care

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Friday, January 22, 2010

How Majestic Are You, O Lord!

1 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
above the heavens.

2 From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.

3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?

5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:

7 all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Psalm 8

Friday Photo Flashback # 38


For the first time in 10 years or so, I am going to spend some time with my college friends this coming Sunday! I am quite excited to see them... :)

So for my entry this week, I am posting an old picture with them!

This was taken in 1996.
I am the one on the rightmost!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

I'm Thankful Today!


Another day is over... and I still have so many things in my mind that I have to do. I am such a "to-do" list person... It is important to me to list down things that I want to accomplish. It gives me great satisfaction when I check off my to-do list!

But sometimes, I have to remind myself not to look at my list, but instead, have fun and let go... Enjoy the time I have with the kids and not to be too pressured with the things I have to accomplish. Be thankful for today for it will never come again.

So today, I just want pause and to be thankful to the Lord for all that is in my life... the Lord Jesus, my family, friends, errands, chores, blessings and my things-to-do... I want to do all these for the Lord. May every action I make bring glory to His name!

For more thankful thursday posts this January, check out Spiritually Unequal Marriage.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday Couch Potatoes : Girl Power


My pick for today's theme GIRL POWER is Mona Lisa Smile!

This movie starred Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles... It is an interesting movie to watch... as it challenges the norms and what people are used to.

Here is a summary taken from
Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pixel Bug Weekend #17


This is the highlight of our Saturday...
I gained another godchild over the weekend! :)

Hubby dedicated a friend's child at Pixie Forrest, Festival Mall.

It was also his 3rd birthday party so my kids had a blast with all the games and prizes!

And to end the day, they were even given free ride-all-you-can passes... it was Toby's first time to ride without mommy... aw... he is really growing up na!

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Photo Flashback # 37

This is me and my sister!
My little brother hasn't been born yet by this time...
My sister and I are four years apart.
We didn't always see things eye to eye when we were young but when we were adults already, she and I became close. We talk about almost everything and I am glad that she is my closest friend too.

I am also grateful to her that she invited me to join her in one of the worship services she attends in 20 years ago which allowed me to hear the gospel for the first time.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Thoughts About Recent Catastrophies

The Earthquake in Haiti is really just one of the many devastation that has been happening around the globe. The return of the Lord Jesus really is coming soon. With so many global issues, calamities and tragedies, we really need to turn to the Lord. We need to be right with Him. Before it is too late.

Life on earth is not just about earning more money, or becoming famous, or accumulating wealth. Because in a glance, all these can be gone. Just like what our country has recently experienced in the different typhoons and the fires which hit the different parts of the Metro. This is the time when we need to be right with God and we can only do that by turning from our sinful life and acknowledging Jesus as the Lord of our life. Obeying Him fully and following Him while we are here on earth.

Then and only then, everything we do, will have a purpose and a meaning.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Memory Verse: Colossians 2:6-7

Colossians 2:6-7

"So then just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."

Tuesday Couch Potatoes : Blockbuster Movies


My pick for today's theme which is Blockbuster Movies is TITANIC. The movie was such a huge hit and I remember watching it twice or thrice on the big screen.

Rose and Jack became real popular characters and will forever be remembered by movie goers like me!

For more blockbuster movies. check out Just About Anything!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pixel Bug Weekend #16


I wasn't able to bring my camera today and I didn't want to miss pixel bug weekend this week... so I used my cellphone to capture these images!

My little boy is now joining Sunday School... he is there with his sister. I can't believe it.. Its seems only yesterday when he was still sleeping on my arms while the worship service is on... now, he is participating on his own (well, with his sister that is)...

Friday, January 8, 2010

Premium Photobooks

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They specialize on photobooks for special occasions. Wedding albums, christening, birthdays, graduations and anniversaries are just some of the events worth putting in photobooks. I have been looking for such a company who delivers premium photobook services with less cost! They provide full online proofing of the Photobook designs too. It is good to know that Photo Productions also ship internationally.

My New Year's Goal

As a new year starts, it comes with great hope that we can achieve our goals for the year. This 2010, my goal is to read through the Bible. I have been inconsistent lately with my devotions and Bible reading... so this year, with God's grace, I will be able to spend more time reading God's word.

To help me become more consistent with my Bible reading, I am using Bible Gateway Reading Plans. If you still haven't read through the Bible, try it! The Bible is a must read book. So rich with stories and teachings which can help us in living our lives!

Friday Photo Flashback # 36

This is my first post of Friday Photo Flashback for the new year...

This photo was taken probably around 1986.
This is me and my brother...

Fun times!!!
My brother and I have a 7 year age gap but when we were kids, we didnt really feel the gap.
We would play all day and spend so much time together...
Those were fun memories indeed!

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pixel Bug Weekend #15


I felt like a kid again as I watched DISNEY ON ICE with my kids on New Year's Day! It brought back memories of my own childhood as we used to watch shows with my parents when we were still small...

It was such a wonderful experience and I am so grateful that my sister sponsored us to be able to watch the show! My kids had a grand time too!


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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Customized Invitations

Birthdays, anniversaries and weddings are special occasions in our lives. Most of the time, we want to get the best companies who offer customized services. We usually look for the companies who can offer unique invitations and announcements for our events.

Picture Me Perfect specializes in custom made cards with high quality graphics and beautifully written messages. It is run by a family who really wanted to capture the essence of the wonders of life! So they know just what most people want to see in their cards, invitations or announcements.

My daughter’s birthday is coming up in February, maybe I can get some ideas from Picture Me Perfect!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Thank You 2009!


My Thursday 13 is about the year 2009!
2009 is a transition year for us! We decided not to hire a stay-in helper anymore and hubby decided to pursue his pastoring full time effective 2010. Lots of happenings too! Let's see some of the events...

1. Mommy Moments was born in January.
2. Hubby gave me a new camera for our anniversary!
3. Family Day of Kyla in school and Graduation and Recognition day
4. Museo Pambata Trip
5. Swimming Lessons of Kyla
6. Inspirational Insights was born on May
7. A New Template for The Mommy Journey by ms Carlota!
8. I had a guest blogger every Wednesday, it was exciting to get to know more moms!
9. Tita Cory passed away and became such an inspiration to me!
10. Hubby taught in a Parenting Seminar for the first time
11. Hubby was invited as guest speaker in's event
12. Our Ark Avilon Trip
13. Got the opportunity to meet Ms. Tintin Bersola Babao personally.

Hoping for a bright and purposeful 2010!
Happy new year to all!