Friday, September 25, 2009

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (Panalangin para sa Kapayapaan)

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Gawin mo akong kasangkapan ng iyong kapayapaan,
Saan man may alitan, paghasikin mo ako ng pagibig.
Sa may pagkukulang, kapatawaran
Sa may pag-aalinlangan, pananampalataya
Sa kasawiang-palad, pag-asa
Sa kadiliman, liwanag
Sa kalungkutan, ligaya.

O Panginoon,
Loobin mo nawang higit kong naisin
Ang umaliw, kaysa aliwin
Ang umunawa, kaysa unawain
Ang magmahal, kaysa mahalin

Sapagkat nasa pagbibigay ang pagtatanggap,
Nasa pagpapatawad ang kapatawaran,
At nasa pagkamatay ang pagsilang sa buhay na walang hanggan.

Friday, September 18, 2009

He Died For Me, I Live For HIM.

Who am I...
by Casting Crowns

Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name
Would care to feel my hurt
Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart

Not because of who I am
But because of what You’ve done
Not because of what I’ve done
But because of who You are

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
Vapor in the wind
Still You hear me when I’m calling
Lord, You catch me when I’m falling
And You’ve told me who I am
I am Yours, I am Yours

Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love and watch me rise again
Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me

Not because of who I am
But because of what You’ve done
Not because of what I’ve done
But because of who You are

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
Vapor in the wind
Still You hear me when I’m calling
Lord, You catch me when I’m falling
And You’ve told me who I am
I am Yours

Not because of who I am
But because of what You’ve done
Not because of what I’ve done
But because of who You are

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
Vapor in the wind
Still You hear me when I’m calling
Lord, You catch me when I’m falling
And You’ve told me who I am
I am Yours

I am Yours
Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear
‘Cause I am Yours
I am Yours...

Listen and sing along with one of my favorite songs. I certainly feel so inspired and relieved whenever I have this music in and with ME. Enjoy my music... get hooked to it as much as I do.

God bless us all!

With Love and Prayers,


Monday, September 14, 2009

The Best and My Favorite Post on This Blog

I would just like to repost hubby’s message for me days after giving birth to OUR Little Prince, our Unico Hijo, Eieo dated August 22 of last year, 2008.

He posted his message on my personal blog without my knowledge and permission – he did some intrusions on my blog (I perfectly love it though). When I checked my blog to make another post and to my surprise, I was overwhelmed and so kinikilig reading his words and message. Each word and every line had touched my heart and made me shed joyful tears - wasn't really expecting that.

I was so happy then because he seldom says I love you and expresses his feelings – he is not that expressive and showy. But, with this post, I know that I am still the woman he fell in love with almost ten years ago, someone to whom he spent his bachelor days with for five years and to whom he tied a knot almost three years ago. So, here it is… just want to share my happiness with you, my dear readers. Feel his love as much as I did. :-)


It has been a week since our little prince was born…
And honestly, I admire how you managed the pains and long hours of labor just to give birth to our precious one.
I know how you sacrifice even your life and I’m so thankful that God saved you from such risk.
No wonder, pain and hard work really result to glory.

Now, I love you more!
Not only because you’ve given me a child but also because I firmly believe you’re worthy of it.
Certainly, this is not a commitment but I will try my best not to cause you further burden.

I love you better…
I vow to take care of you and our offspring as long as I live.
Let us always replenish our love, everyday; avoiding petty quarrels that make our relationship uneasy.
Let us just focus on how we can abide by our promise to love each other and care for our children.
For who knows, we still are partners, couples even after our lives on earth.

Hope you forgive me for my intrusion. - Daddy Rainier

For me, this is indeed the best post in this blog. I love you too, Dad! Likewise, Mommy Myraine

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Why We Are So Addicted to FACEBOOK

Facebook's applications and features are all good and interesting.

We love Farmville, Farmtown, Pet Society and Restaurant City; these simply relax us and get energized, challenged and determined even if we are just in our own comfort zones.
We enjoy reading and posting ideas and thoughts on its Walls as well as looking into our FB friends’ profiles, photos, videos and blogs.

FB widens our social network both here and abroad. Because of this, we’ve got so many virtual friends.
FB makes it less awkward when communicating with strangers or people you are not familiar with.

FB allows its users to discuss and share interests and ideas on various topics - anything under the sun.
With FB, communication is a lot easier; self-expression has become really possible and achievable; disclosing oneself has been less difficult and challenging; and, sharing networks has been effective and very useful.

Most of all, we appreciate and thank FB for the privilege to getting closer to clients, old friends, distant relatives or loved ones, former colleagues, and even our mere acquaintances whom we’ve lost contact and communication with.

We simply love our FB accounts. Hope you’ll create yours, too – as soon as possible. You might be missing its fun, excitement and pleasure. Indulge and experience the kind of convenience and satisfaction that FB provides – not just to my hubby, my family and friends but also to all those Facebook addicts and enthusiasts like Me!

I am truly a certified Facebook fanatic – something I think I must be proud of!

Facebook. My social networking website and personal software. My outlet. My online apparatus. My stress minimizer. My virtual friend.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I Just Need a YES or a NO!

Would he still be happy on our 25th anniversary?
Would he still get inspired by me and my existence?
Would he still believe in me as well as in my perceptions and insights?
Would he still admire and want me?
Would he still hug me on our Nth night together?
Would he still kiss me goodnight on my 60th birthday?
Would he still care even if I am old, sick and dying?

Would he still sing a song for me?
Would he still invite me to dance?
Would he still laugh with me?
Would he still enjoy being with me, sleeping next to me as well as our pillow talks?
Would his love for me be the same as what he used to?

Would he never get fed up and tired of understanding my weaknesses?
Would love never fade?
Would he never leave me?
Would he never leave for another girl?
Would he never be tempted?

Would this really be for better or for worse?
Would this really be for richer or for poorer?
Would this really be in sickness and in health?
Would this really be a lifetime commitment?

I really don’t know. So many questions, can’t find enough courage to ask. Please help.

Well, I just can’t help it; I am so in love with him.
It seems that I really can’t last a day without him;
I can never bear the idea that we can be so near yet so far.

All I am so sure of is that I love him more than I love myself.
I know this is wrong but what can I do. I’ve been like this for almost seven years now.

But is it really true that I love him more than he loves me?
Or, am I just too blind and numb to see and feel his extraordinary ways of expressing his LOVE for me?

But I graciously thank GOD for giving me the chance to love someone like this man,
for making me feel this way, and for allowing me to love and be loved.
Believe or not, I am never miserable.
Little did he only know that I am even grateful and so happy.
I feel so blessed and inspired.

Listen to this. I PROMISE, you'll always be in LOVE. Special thanks and appreciation to Yeng Constantino for composing and singing this nice song. Keep it up! You make Filipinos proud! Go girl...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Face of Philippine Politics

A Wonderful Twist on Presidency.
One of the best speeches I've ever heard and witnessed... this made us smile and thank GOD. Two thumbs up! Take a peek on this news report and begin to speak your minds!

"I am announcing my support for the candidacy of Noynoy Aquino for President in 2010," Sen. Mar Roxas said at a press conference at the Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan, September 1.

"Noy has made it clear to me that he wants to carry the torch of leadership. The passing of our beloved former President Aquino has reawakened a passion among us. I acknowledge this as fuel to bring us to the realization of our dream: Good will triumph over evil," he said in his speech.

"Ito na ang pinakamabigat na desisyon sa buhay ko. Maniwala man kayo o hindi, ginagawa ko ito para sa bayan, para sa inyo. I do this for unity in support of change. And if that means that somebody must make the sacrifice, it must be me. Ako na," Roxas said, alluding to his political ads.

Among those present were LP chairman emeritus and former Senate President Jovito Salonga, former education secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad, and Aquino.

He said his decision to withdraw his 2010 bid was placing the interests of the country above his own.

"Country above self. Bayan bago sarili," he said at the beginning of his speech.

Roxas said that he and Aquino share the same "outrage over the mess we are all in, the same way we share the solution--clean, honest, selfless public service."

"Noynoy and I want to make a difference, but we also know that we need to unite to achieve what we want," he said.

"Over the weekend, Noynoy and I had many long conversations... Masinsinang usapan. We agreed: Let us forget about ourselves for a moment. This is not about us, this is about our people and our country. This is about our common dream. The dream of our parents. But let us not remain a country of dreamers. Tama na ang pangarap. Gawin na natin, ngayon," Roxas said.

Before ending his speech, Roxas gave a message to Aquino.

"To you, Noy, I say: I began the campaign to sow the seeds para sa pagbabago at reporma. You must now be the one to grow them in the arena of leadership," Roxas said.

"Hindi kami maghihiwalay ni Noy. I will stand with him," he said.

He also had a message for his supporters, saying he won't be abandoning them.

"At sa aking mga kababayan, sa mga nagtiwala sa akin: Mahal na mahal ko po kayo. Mahal na mahal ko po ang ating bayan. Hindi rin tayo maghihiwalay. Itutuloy natin ang pagbabago sa ating bansa. Itutuloy natin ang laban para sa reporma," he said.

He, however, did not say if he will be Aquino's running mate, or if he would run for re-election in the Senate. Noynoy is expected to make announcement about his decision for 2010 on Wednesday.

Prior to the press conference, LP officials declined to confirm the announcement, but LP leader and former representative Nereus Acosta told ABS-CBN's Pia Hontiveros prior to the 6:30 pm press conference that the LP is heeding the clamor of the people.

Acosta said Roxas will be explaining the rationale for the changes in the LP's political plans. He said national interest, rather than personal interest, became the basis for Roxas' decision.

Since Roxas announced his decision to run as LP's presidential candidate, he has spent heavily on political ads.

Both the Roxas and Aquino families have deep roots in the Liberal Party.

Roxas' grandfather, former President Manuel Roxas, founded the Liberal Party in the 1960's. The elder Manuel was the first president of the Philippine Republic.

Roxas' father, former Senator Gerardo M. Roxas, was the president of the party from 1969 to 1982. "My father led it during the most difficult times of Martial Law. Sa harap ng peligro, sa kabila ng napakaraming tukso, hindi siya sumuko. (In difficulties and temptations, he did not give up.)"

"He inspired me-to stay the course, to fight the good fight, to pass the test of true character. To believe," Roxas shared about his father.

Aquino's parents were also involved in the Liberal Party. His father, former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. was the party's most vocal member against the Marcos rule. His mother, former President Cory Aquino, ran as a guest candidate of the party in the 1986 snap election.

In the weeks leading to Roxas' announcement on Tuesday, Filipinos mourned the August 1 death of Cory Aquino, a democracy icon, and commemorated Ninoy Aquino's death last August 21.

-End of Report-

With all acknowledgment to ABS-CBN News. My Tambayan. My Station. My Channel. My Kapamilya.

Selfless. Responsible. Sincere. Admirable. Confident. Noble. Inspired. Blessed.

Sen. Mar Roxas, Mabuhay ka!

If this possibly happens, Benigno "NoyNoy" C. Aquino Jr. will surely get votes from our families, friends, mai hubby and me. God bless Philippines! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!