Thursday, December 15, 2011

Learning from You - Living a Lifetime with You

What My Husband Has Taught Me

The sweetest “I love you” is felt. It’s even sweeter than the ones being heard.

All things happen for a reason - even if you have no idea what that reason is at the time. Tests of faith are indeed blessings from Him.

You can be better or bitter. Get that positive outlook at all times.

Life is a choice - as is how you handle the pitfalls along its bumpy road.

Always be happy so you can have the guts to make other people happy. You have to decide or choose to be happy.

Sometimes genuine happiness is found at home.

Learn how to say no and never feel guilty.

Accept what you cannot change.

I’ve just realized that I have learned a lot from him. I just hope he also has learned a lot from me.

And I know there is a lot more to come.

(December 16) Getting married for five years and so much in love more than nine years, hubby and I do not live a perfect married life. We have our own ups and downs, petty quarrels, arguments, misunderstandings, pillow fights, and the like. Though these circumstances do not happen often, we always manage to settle things out or just have it passed by without even saying sorry or anything.

On the brighter side, we believe that after each usual “tampuhan” between a husband and a wife, we tend to be more in love with each other.

And yes, I would always love to wake up each morning with him and our kid/s at my side. Nothing beats the kind of happiness I feel every time I see my loved ones – families, relatives and friends around me.

I will forever look forward to a new morning with you, Dad. As we grow old together, I pray that we live longer, happier and healthier to face each morning – side by side, holding hands.

This is indeed a lifetime for you and me. We’ll grow old together because the best is yet to come.

♥♥♥ Mommy Mai Raine ♥♥♥

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Very Beautiful Prayer on My 28th Birthday

Dear Almighty Father,

I thank You for giving me another year of life, happiness, serenity and good health. I thank You for all the people who have remembered me today, for all the countless blessings you have given me all year round, the achievements, experiences, successes, memories, opportunities and strengths.

I sincerely thank You for the sunshine, for the laughter, and for the gifts of family and friends that remind me of Your loving presence everyday.

I thank You, my dear Savior for all those tests of faith, sorrow and pain that made me stronger and drove me closer to You – trusting You more, holding unto You at all times. These have made us realize how blessed we are and reminded us to always be trusting, grateful and hopeful.

I thank you for another year that has passed and another year blessed with Your kindness and love. Thank You too for touching my life and let me experience Your goodness everyday. The gift of love and life that I receive from You is the greatest blessing that I would be always grateful for.

Forgive me for the times that I have sinned against You and Your will and for the times of failure which indeed reminded me of my own weaknesses and of my strong need for you.

Help me start this special day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day; to still my mind so that I can hear from You. Lord, help me broaden my mind and faith that I can accept all things You have planned for me.

Bless me with Your wisdom and knowledge that I can share for Your glory. Let me not whine and whimper over things; please keep me safe, secured and pampered as always.

Be with me Lord to give the best response when I’m pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can’t pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will and continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me uplifted and inspired that I may have words of encouragement for others.

Lord, I also thank you for your wonderful gifts, my husband, Rainier, our little prince, Eieo and our families, loved ones and friends, and of course my dear students – they all remind me of Your grace and love.

Bless us greatly with Your love, divine wisdom and discernment. Keep us committed and bonded with Your great love; We love because You first loved us.

Bless also our loving families that Your grace and love may pour forth and overflow on them. Let our families be a testament of Your goodness and blessings.

With all that I am, and with all that I have ... I offer my everything, my life to You, my God.

This we pray through Your Son, Jesus Christ.


♥♥♥ Mommy Mai ♥♥♥

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Jamich, the YouTube Love Team and Mr. JR Aquino

videokeman mp3
By Chance (You and I) – JRA Song Lyrics

Hubby, Eieo and I were watching Gandang Gabi Vice when a segment on Jamich, Youtube Love Team, was then featured. We actually loved the song and the dance craze. So I decided to watch it on Youtube to see it myself.

Jamich videos are of good quality – pretty faces and cute short films. I browsed the comments and was surprised to read one that mentioned about JRA, copyright and other issues on originality, etc. And so I also did search JRA… I found out that it is JR Aquino. Great job! Thumbs up! Filipinos are indeed talented. Kudos!

JR Aquino (from his FB page) Visit or like him Here...

Basic Information:

Genre: Pop/R&B/Soul

Hometown: Anchorage, AK



JR Aquino, also known as djkeeno (on Youtube), is from Anchorage Alaska. He has been singing since he was “knee-high.” He writes his own lyrics and melodies. He was on American Idol Season 4, and made it to the top 44.

Current Location: Anchorage, AK / New York, NY

General Manager: On G.P. Music


Contact :

Lyrics of By Chance (You and I) – JRA


Girl, you just caught my eye

thought I should give it a try

and get your name and your number

go grab some lunch and eat some cucumbers


I don’t know why.

But you’re smilin’ and it’s something’ I like

on your face, yeah it suits you

Girl, we connect like we have bluetooth

I don’t know why

I’m drawn to you

Could you be the other one so we’d equal two?

And this is all based on a lucky chance

that you would rather add then subtract

You and I

could be like Sonny and Cher

honey and bears

You and I

could be like Aladdin and Jasmine

lets make it happen

La La’s


How’ve you been?

I know that it’s been awhile.

Are you tired ’cause you’ve been on my mind

runnin’ thousand and thousands of miles

Sorry, I know that line’s outta style

but you

you look so beautiful on that starry night

loving the way the moonlight catches your eyes and your smile

I’m captivated

your beauty is timeless never outdated

I don’t know why

I’m drawn to you

Could you be the other one so we’d equal two?

and this is all based on a lucky chance

that you would rather add then subtract

You and I

could be like Sonny and Cher

Honey and bears

you and i could be like Aladdin and Jasmine lets make it happen

la la la


It’s been 5 years since that special day

when I asked you on our first date

I guess it’s safe to say

You and I

are better than Sonny and Cher

Honey and bears

You and I

Are better than Aladdin and Jasmine

We’ve made it happen


Let me say

You look so beautiful on our wedding day

Saturday, December 3, 2011

On My Special Day

I always think that I'm unworthy,
I sin, I lie, I commit mistakes and I sometimes fail to do well.
I frequently forget my Christian duties.
Yet, for unknown reasons, God always lets me feel that I'm being blessed.
I am loved, forgiven and being taken cared of.

I never asked for too much...
I beg for His guidance to make me a good family man.
I beg for His continuous care and mercy.
I beg for wealth that I may be a channel of charity.
I beg for His blessings to the Church, which He had instituted.
The Church where I gain wisdom and directions.
Above all,
I beg that I may not lose my faith in Him.

With all sincerity, I thank God.
I have a loving wife, Mai, and an adorable child, Eieo.
I have a family that I know I can always lean on.
I have a great circle of friends.
I have my mentors.
I have enough skills and knowledge to live and let others live.
I have the capacity to overcome trials and heartaches.
All of these, I have, because of His grace.

I do not know how to pay Him back,
For my life wouldn't be enough to get even with His love.
I am definitely happy and contented living a life like this.
For I know His caring hands will always suffice.

- Daddy Ren

Monday, November 28, 2011

MQAPC Joins PACSA 32nd Annual National Convention and Seminar-Workshop

Upholding MQAPC’s core values: integrity, service and excellence, MQAPC’s administrators (Dr. Elena D. Cuvin, College President and Engr. Benjamin Moronia, Jr., College Secretary), campus advisers (Mr. Gerard Gaza, OSA Head and Mrs. Myraine Carluen-Policarpio, MQAPC Scribes Publication Adviser), and student leaders (Desiree Ignacio and Franz Paolo Camargo, SG President and Vice-President respectively, and Robby Camacho, MQAPC Scribes Editor-in-Chief) were the delegates in this annual convention for both campus advisers and student leaders.

The said Philippine Association of Campus Student Advisers (PACSA) 32nd Annual National Convention and a Seminar-Workshop for Campus Advisers and 16th Annual National Convention and Seminar-Workshop for Student Leaders held on November 26-29, 2011 at Teachers Camp, Baguio City had a theme “Leveling up Best Practices in Campus Advising and Student Leadership”.

The following is a list of sessions, aimed towards effective and efficient campus advising and student leadership:

(1) Beyond Expectations in Campus Advising and Student Leadership
(2) Book Smart is Not Enough: Learning the Fundamental Behavioral Competencies – PMAP Advocacy
(3) Environmental Conservation and Protection: Impact of School-Based Programs – Green Peace Phils.
(4) Issues and Concerns in Campus Journalism/Media in Campus Advising and Student Leadership
(5) Transcending Campus Advising and Student Leadership for Nation-Building – BIDAHAN
(6) Think Before You Click: Impact and Prospects of Internet and Other Emerging Forms of Computer-Mediated Communication
(7) Disaster Awareness and Risk Reduction Management: Impact of School-Based Programs

Supported by Atty. Julius Babista, MQAPC-BOT Secretary and PACSA President, this prestigious event and such a fun-learning experience for all the PACSANs has certainly served its purpose and has successfully met its objectives.

Being part of this respected and noble organization aimed towards promoting excellence in campus advising and student leadership, PACSANs went back to their respective schools, colleges and universities with a bunch of new learning experiences, a handful of relevant skill acquisitions and most of all, some unforgettable moments of laughter and friendship.

Truly, MQAPC indeed lives up to its motto: Learning to live life; living life’s learning. This venture has again given the college such a great opportunity to maximize its resources, highlight its strengths and widen its horizons in the attainment of its institutional objectives.


Source: MQAPC SCRIBES (Mrs. Myraine Carluen - Policarpio)

PACSA, a non-profit nationwide organization of campus advisers, is committed to provide opportunities for the development of talents and potentials of campus advisers and students to become effective instruments of total transformation; initiate the love and zeal for knowledge and wisdom through dynamic and well-planned co-curricular programs and activities; exemplify the values of love, peace, unity, harmony, cooperation, and respect for the dignity of the person and the preservation of the environments; and to instill appreciation for and understanding of the country’s cultural and literary heritage while recognizing international change geared towards the acquisition of national identity and global cooperation. # # #

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Angelicopter - Radio DJ Magic 89.9

Angelicopter? Who is she? - This question hit my mind when I saw the 'term' (now I knew that it was a name) trending at Yahoo News Philippines, Y! News.

Then I tried to search over the web some info and details to help me out and so that I can relate. Oh well, I am so surprised to read web pages about it and see her pics. Here are some things I have found: (Then please tell me your insights.) Happy reading!

Name: Angelika Schmeing-Cruz

Twitter: @a_schmeing

Height: 5'7 (no heels) Age: 26 Civil Status: Married (with a child)

Occupation: Head of Strategic Marketing, Land Rover Philippines.

College: University of Asia and Pacific (Political Economy/Int'l Relations)

Credits: Please visit this page. Click HERE.

More Info... I found HERE. Please hit a visit too.

Now, Mo twister invited a new girl named Angelika to the show to substitute for Grace. Angelika was an avid fan of the show and called the show months ago. On Monday, this girl called up and gracious Mo invited her to take ove Grace Lee’s place temporarily. Mo twister admitted to his blog that he has been receiving tons of emails if the new girl Angelika will replace Grace Lee.

Mo quickly clarified that there is no way Grace will be replaced. If there is a need for Angelika to stay in the show, it will be an addition to the group not to replace Grace. Angelika was also called " Angeli-copter." Wonder why? According to her, whenever her husband opens the car door for her, he’d definitely get the a helicopter move, an interesting position for a very sensitive subject. So this chic is a sucker for gentleman moves. A lot of guys think she’s a certified MILF!

The last info about about this hot momma will make guys sigh with disappointment. You better look for your own helicopter girl .

Want to read her personal blog? Oh well, please see her page HERE.

Thanks everyone.

Friday, November 18, 2011

God Gave Me You... And Forever I'd be so Grateful to Him

It was on December 14, 2002 when we started our own love story, a romantic piece that should be treasured and cherished for a lifetime. We had our own ups and downs but we managed to keep a promise and stay together.

We've got the best love story to share ... a friendship turned into something special, a friendship bloomed into something sweeter, and a relationship that could spell out F-O-R-E-V-E-R.

True enough that there are no fairy tales but there can always be happy endings - because we tied a knot on December 16, 2006 (just right after our four-year engagement). It was a very wonderful experience, an awesome memento that I'd always look back.

Walking down the aisle, hearing you sing love songs intended for me, and seeing you standing there with our families, loved ones, relatives and friends, above all, so close to God, made me feel more tensed yet so overwhelmed and excited.

Then Eieo came in to make our love story better, happier and more exciting to share... such a blessing that we would forever be thankful for. Today I live a happy, simple life that I couldn't ask for more. I am fulfilled and blessed, enough to make me feel so inspired and overwhelmed.

Happy Anniversary, sweetie. Wishing us more years together as we keep our love burning. You are indeed a blessing.

I love you.

With all that, we will surely be each other's First and Last.
Cheers to a happier and a more blessed marriage.

♥♥♥ Mommy Mai ♥♥♥

God Gave Me You – Bryan White

For all the times I felt cheated, I complained
You know how I love to complain
For all the wrongs I repeated, though I was to blame
I still cursed that rain
I didn’t have a prayer, didn’t have a clue

Then out of the blue
God gave me you to show me what’s real
There’s more to life than just how I feel
And all that I’m worth is right before my eyes
And all that I live for though I didn’t know why
Now I do, ’cause God gave me you

For all the times I wore my self pity like a favorite shirt
All wrapped up in that hurt
For every glass I saw, I saw half empty
Now it overflows like a river through my soul
From every doubt I had, I’m finally free

I truly believe
God gave me you to show me what’s real
There’s more to life than just how I feel
And all that I’m worth is right before my eyes
And all that I live for though I didn’t know why
Now I do, ’cause God gave me you

In your arms I’m someone new
With ever tender kiss from you
Oh must confess
I’ve been blessed
God gave me you to show me what’s real
There’s more to life than just how I feel
And all that I’m worth is right before my eyes
And all that I live for though I didn’t know why (didn’t know why)
Now I do (I finally do), ’cause God gave me you (God gave me You)
God gave me you

Sunday, November 13, 2011

World Toilet Day: November 19, 2011

In 2001 WTO declared 19th November World Toilet Day (WTD). Today it is celebrated in over 19 countries with over 51 events being hosted by various water and sanitation advocates.

World Toilet Organization created WTD to raise global awareness of the struggle 2.6 billion face every day without access to proper, clean sanitation.WTD also brings to the forefront the health, emotional and psychological consequences the poor endure as a result of inadequate sanitation.

WTD's popularity is gaining momentum, and in 2010 there were 51 events spanning 19 countries. Our "Big Squat" campaign generated 24 "Big Squats" globally and in Singapore over 600 squatters joined the cause in six locations island-wide. WTO would love to see our day become "The" event that represents the sanitation crisis globally, and we strongly encourage our members, volunteers, the community, media and partners to get behind our cause and support our day.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

It's ten years since the first World Toilet Day and there are still 2.6 billion people with nowhere safe, private or hygienic to go to the toilet.

Readers of the British Medical Journal voted sanitation the single greatest medical advance of the last 150 years – yet a lack of investment in basic facilities to prevent diarrhoeal diseases means scarce health resources are diverted to treat them; people suffering from these diseases currently fill half the hospital beds in developing countries.

And it's not just making people sick – it's killing them too; diarrhoea kills a child every 20 seconds. In fact, diarrhoea kills more children every year than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.

It's a disgrace that this completely preventable crisis continues to blight the lives of billions worldwide. That's why, to mark World Toilet Day this year, Crisis Talks on water and sanitation will be taking place across the world.

Local people in the communities most affected by the crisis will be meeting their representatives to demand urgent action.

You can join them by visiting your own MP to highlight some of these important issues and how the UK Government can help.

If you'd like to help WaterAid push this urgent message up the political agenda by visiting your MP, please get in touch with Rebecca Owen at for more details.

We believe the UK can be a great champion in addressing this crisis. But it's crucial that Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, has support from the rest of Parliament.

At a time when international aid is controversial, we have a very clear message:

Sanitation is the most cost-effective of any health intervention.
Poor water and sanitation costs Sub-Saharan Africa around 5% of its GDP each year, equivalent to the amount of aid the continent currently receives from western nations.
For every £1 invested in water and sanitation, £8 is returned in increased economic productivity.

World Toilet Organization
World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non-profit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. WTO focuses on toilets instead of water, which receives more attention and resources under the common subject of sanitation.

Founded in 2001 with 15 members, it now has 151 member organizations in 53 countries working towards eliminating the toilet taboo and delivering sustainable sanitation.

WTO is also the organizer of the World Toilet Summits and World Toilet Expo and Forum.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Reynaldo Mondez and Romeo Doneza: Their Winning Photos are Exceptional

Congrats, Filipinos! You made every Filipino proud. Keep it up! Thanks for being one of the GOOD NEWS - You are an inspiration to everyone. GOD bless. More power!

Reynaldo Mondez and Romeo Doneza, thank you. Your successes are Ours too. Kudos! Cheers!

Thumbs up. Mommy Mai

Happy Reading!

Showcasing exceptional talent and creativity, Filipino photographers topped the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) - sponsored photo contest, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced in a statement Thursday.

Reynaldo Mondez and Romeo Doneza bagged the first and second prizes with their entries “Solar Energy Panels” and “World Wide,” respectively. They stood out from the 204 photos submitted by 95 photographers from 17 APEC member-economies.

Wong Chi Keung from Hong Kong won the third prize for his entry “No-Boundary Network.”
“I am very happy and truly humbled by this experience,” Mondez said as quoted from a release from the APEC secretariat. Mondez is a retired photographer from the National Housing Authority and currently runs a small wedding photography business with his son in Manila.

Two other Filipino photographers, Ellen de Leon and Robert Anton Pimentel, made it to the top 10 with their respective entries “Winds of Change” and “Economic Harmony.”

The winners, which were announced Tuesday in Honolulu, were chosen by a panel of international judges based on the following criteria: quality of photograph, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

Symbol of hope and sustainable future

The winning entries also best reflected APEC’s 2011 priorities of strengthening regional economic integration, advancing regulatory cooperation and promoting green growth.
“The photo is a symbol of hope for a sustainable future, even in the most remote parts of the Philippines,” Mondez said, explaining his winning photo of children playing basketball next to a hut and a solar energy panel, which was taken in a rural village in Rizal province.

He added that through his photo, he was hoping that he could convey the importance of making renewable energy more accessible by lowering the cost of the technology.
To solicit comments and votes, APEC posted the top 10 photos on its Facebook page. Mondez received over 4,600 “likes,” which also won him the APEC Popular Choice Award.

If you wish to see their winning photos, please click HERE.


Puerto Princesa Underground River - New 7 Wonders of Nature

Every Filipino is praying and looking forward to the Puerto Princesa Underground River to be one of the official New 7 Wonders of Nature. And that I am keeping my fingers crossed. With that, I TGIF.

T.G.I.F. ---> Thank GOD I am a Filipino!

Puerto Princesa Underground River was chosen as one of the provisional New 7 Wonders of Nature. The voting calculation is now being checked, validated and independently verified, and the confirmed winners would be announced starting early 2012 during the Official Inauguration ceremonies. Congratulations to all Filipinos!

More Updates
The Philippines' Puerto Princesa Underground River, the Amazon rainforest, Vietnam's Halong Bay and Argentina's Iguazu Falls were named among the world's new seven wonders of nature, according to organizers of a global poll.

The other three crowned the world's natural wonders are South Korea's Jeju Island, Indonesia's Komodo, and South Africa's Table Mountain, said the New7Wonders foundation, citing provisional results.

Final results will be announced early 2012, said the Swiss foundation, warning however that there may yet be changes between the provisional winners and the final list.

Sites which have failed to make the cut include Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, the Dead Sea and the US Grand Canyon.

The poll organized by Swiss foundation New7Wonders has attracted great interest, mobilizing celebrities including Argentinian football star Lionel Messi calling on fans to pick his home country's Iguazu Falls.

The results came after a long consultation process lasting from December 2007 to July 2009, when world citizens were asked to put forward sites which they deemed were natural wonders.

More than a million votes were cast to trim the list of more than 440 contenders in over 220 countries down to a shortlist of 77.

The group was then further cut to the 28 finalists by a panel of experts.

Anyone in the world was then able to vote for the final seven via telephone, text messages or Internet social networks.

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
It is located about 50 kilometres (30 mi) north of the city centre of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. The river also called Puerto Princesa Underground River. The National Park is located in the Saint Paul Mountain Range on the northern coast of the island. It is bordered by St. Paul Bay to the north and the Babuyan River to the east. The City Government of Puerto Princesa has managed the National Park since 1992. It is also known as St. Paul's Subterranean River National Park, or St. Paul Underground River. The entrance to the Subterranean River is a short hike from the town of Sabang.

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) is one of the most important biodiversity conservation areas of the Philippines. It features a spectacular limestone or karst landscape that contains an 8.2 km long underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it flows directly into the sea, and the lower half portion of the river is brackish and subject to tidal influence. The area also represents significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. It contains a full mountain to the sea ecosystem and protects forests, which are among the most significant in Asia.

The PPPSRNP is designated a core area for the Palawan Biosphere Reserve under the Man and Biosphere Program. In recognition of its globally significant natural properties, it was inscribed to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s of (UNESCO) List of Natural World Heritage Sites. Inscription to the list confirms the exceptional and universal value of the Site that deserves to be protected for the benefit of all humanity.

The PPSRNP is managed by the City Government of Puerto Princesa based on a program centered on environmental conservation and sustainable development. It has the distinction of being the first national park devolved and successfully managed by a Local Government Unit. It has been cited as an example of best practices for biodiversity conservation and sustainable tourism in the Philippines.

The Puerto Princesa Underground River is reputed to be the longest navigable underground river in the World. It is one of the few such rivers which the public can easily experience and appreciate. It is the official entry of the Philippines and is 1 of the 28 finalists to the Search for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

It is a source of pride and a key element in the identity of the people of Puerto Princesa in particular, and of the Philippines as a whole.

Founded in 2001 by filmmaker Bernard Weber in Zurich, the foundation New7Wonders is based on the same principle on which the seven ancient wonders of the world were established. That list of seven wonders was attributed to Philon of Byzantium in ancient Greece.

New7Wonders said its aim is to create a global memory by garnering participation worldwide. But even as the natural wonders poll came to a close, the New7Wonders foundation has set its eyes on a new survey -- the top seven cities of the world. Participating cities will be announced on January 1, 2012.

Mommy Mai

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Our Prayer for an Angel - Maria Stella

Prayer for Stella

Almighty Father, eternal God, hear our prayers for Your daughter, Stella, whom You have called from this life. Give her eternal rest as You let her pass in safety through the gates of death, and live forever with all Your saints in the light You promised to Abraham and to all his descendants in faith. Guard her from all harm; and on that great day of resurrection and reward, raise her up with all Your saints. In Your mercy and love, forgive whatever sins she may have committed and grant her eternal life in Your kingdom.

Lord Jesus, our Redeemer, You willingly gave up Yourself to death so that all people might be saved and pass from death into a new life. Listen to our prayers; look with love on Your people who mourn and pray for Stella. Lord Jesus, You alone are holy and compassionate; forgive her sins. By dying, You opened the gates of life for those who believe in You; may Your perpetual light shine upon her. Receive her soul and bestow her to God, the Most High. By Your glorious power, give Stella light, joy, and peace in heaven where You live for ever and ever.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Regine and Ogie: Happy Parents of Baby Nathaniel James

Congrats! I certainly know how they feel. :-)

Nathaniel James
or Nate Velasquez-Alcasid

Ogie Alcasid has more good news for friends and followers.

His and wife Regine Velasquez’s first-born, Nathaniel James or Nate for short, is “latching on to mom (Regine) for breastfeeding so he can catch up with weight.”

The third-time dad reports that Baby Nathaniel weighed a light 4.4 pounds when he was born at 7:47 p.m. last Nov. 8 at the Makati Medical Center.

He told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! that this is because his son wasn’t due to come out yet at that time. Baby Nate was expected to be born on or around Nov. 22 yet.

“However, Dra. Lilibeth Genuino decided to do a Caesarean Section last night because Reg’s (Regine’s) amniotic fluid was low and sugar was quite high due to gestational diabetes.”

The proud dad can how heave a sigh of relief. His wife and son are doing well and he is thankful for the prayers they got from family and friends.

In a previous interview, Ogie said he and Regine chose the name Nathaniel for their baby because it means “gift from God."

Ogie has two other children, Leila and Sarah by former wife Michelle van Eimeren, who is now based in Australia with the two girls. With a report from Walden Martinez Belen

Campus Journalism: A Lift for Academic Freedom in Students

(RA 7079) The Campus Journalism Act of 1991 is perhaps one of the strongest laws protecting the rights of the youth, particularly student journalists, and preserving the integrity of student publications.

However, in many cases, many institutions do not follow these rules, or balatantly disobeys the law. And we cannot blame them; being owners of the institutions editors belong to, they believe that they must have complete control over the publications, even if the law provides otherwise. I would want my opinion to be taken hypothetically.

There are many advantages to a free student publication: First, it trains the students on journalism and provides an avenue to concretely practice truth, fairness, and balance. These are values taught better by experience, and supplemented by the classroom.

Second, it provides check and balance for the administrators, the student councils, and the students. Campus journalists and publications become the students’ eyes in things that the institutions hide.

Third, it safeguards democracy in the campus level. Campus publications, being an independent entity, is accountable to nobody but its readers and protect democracy and freeedom of expression while encouraging the readers to do the same.

Campus journalism is important, for it safeguards the halls and the posts of democracy and provides the student readers a deeper perspective; things that happen under their noses. As journalists, let us help in protecting its existence by enforcing the law protecting it.

Now is the time.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Miss Philippines Wins 1st Runner-up in Miss World 2011

Miss Philippines is 1st Runner-up in Miss World 2011
The Miss Philippines World, Gwendoline Ruais, was crowned first runner up during the recently concluded Miss World 2011 pageant held in London on November 6, 2011.

Gwendoline Ruais is a French-Filipina who is a six-feet tall young lady from Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

Miss Philippines, Gwendoline Ruais is 1st Runner-up of Miss World 2011

113 beautiful Candidates from all over the world graced the stage of Earls Court but 3 lovely candidates reach the top. Miss Philippines, Gwendoline Ruais was named 1st Runner-up in the just concluded Miss World 2011 Pageant held last Sunday night at Earls Court in London. While Miss Puerto Rico, Amanda Perez is the 2nd Runner-up and from the land of beautiful women Miss Venezuela, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares, a human resources graduate was named Miss World 2011.

The top 7 are Miss England, Miss Korea, Miss Philippines, Miss Puerto Rico, Miss Scotland, Miss South Africa and Miss Venezuela.
While the pageant was going on, Feminists outside the venue are voicing out their protest against the beauty contest such as Miss World pageant.

Miss World 2011 1st Runner-up: Miss Philippines, Gwendoline Ruais

Miss World 2011 2nd Runner-up: Miss Puerto Rico, Amanda Perez

Gwendoline Ruais is Miss World first runner-up
by Rose Eclarinal, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau

LONDON - Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais was named first runner-up during the Miss World beauty pageant's coronation night at Earls Court, London, Sunday.

Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos was crowned Miss World 2011 winner. Miss Puerto Rico Amanda Victoria Vilanova Perez came third.

Miss World Organization chairman and chief executive Julia Morley said there was only a small difference between the scores of Miss Venezuela and Miss Philippines in their fight for the crown.

Ruais was happy to have the support of her fellow Filipinos who flocked to Earl Court to watch the pageant. She said she was offering her crown to her parents and Filipino kababayan.

In an interview with Ruais after the coronation, she said her nervousness was gone and she only wanted a good night's sleep.

The beauty queen said she had only wanted to give honor to the Philippines. After placing first runner-up, Ruais expressed hope that Filipinos would be proud and happy for her achievement in this competition.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Miss World 2011 Winners - Miss Philippines Takes Pride

Miss Philippines, Gwendoline Ruais will surely make her way to the top - bringing home the crown. With that, all Filipinos are with you in your prayers and desires of being our very first Miss World 2011. God bless you and may He grant your heart's desires.

Cheers, Mommy Mai

Miss World 2011 Info and Updates:

Miss World 2011, the 61st edition of the Miss World pageant is scheduled to take place at the Earls Court Two on November 6, 2011 in London. As part of the events, the contestants also traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland between October 23 and October 27. Alexandria Mills of the United States will crown her successor at the end of the event. Although over 120 delegates were expected to compete, problems regarding the timely acquisition of visas prevented several candidates from participating, thus reducing the final number to 113.

On Monday, November 7, GMA-7 airs the 2011 Miss World Pageant, which takes place at the Earls Court Exhibition Center, London, England.

Filipinos all over the world are excited to watch the country’s representative, Gwendoline Ruais, who was crowned as the first ever Miss World Philippines last September.

Gwen has been receiving praises and attracting attention for her outstanding performance in the international pageant. She has been short listed for the Fast Track or pre-pageant events –swimsuit, modeling and presentation of charities and causes.

If she manages to win any of the Fast Track events, Gwen will automatically qualify for the final round of the competition.

Support Gwen and join the prayers of the whole nation for her success! Watch the 2011 Miss World Pageant via satellite this Monday, 10 a.m., only on GMA-7.

Miss World 2011 - 3 Filipina beauties vie for the crown

Miss World 2011 is going to be exciting for the pageant-fanatic Filipinos. It is because among the 113 candidates of this year's pageant, three of them have Filipino blood, increasing the chance of a Pinay beauty to finally earn the most elusive international beauty title for the Philippines. They are Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais, Miss Canada Riza Santos and Miss Denmark Maya Olesen.

Pacquiao Wins Over Marquez : Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3

On November 12/13, 2011, Pacquiao wins again over Marquez (for the third time) ... And yes, it was the hope and the prayer of most Filipinos - that Pacman for the Nth time will again give pride to our Motherland. God bless you. Cheers!

The Grand Finale.
Mommy Mai

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Manny Pacquiao will once again face his long term rival Juan Manuel Marquez in an awesome display of brawl this November. As both fighters fighting it off in their golden years, boxing is definitely in the hands of both fighters as they prove that boxing is not yet dead. This certainly a far cry as fans keeps on craving for Pacquiao to fight for Mayweather.

All eyes are on Manny Pacquiao as he is now in tip top shape.. with his power and speed are improving every now and then this makes Juan Manuel Marquez in danger because of the training preparation of his rival Manny Pacquiao. Many thoughts that this could be an end of all the criticisms and controversies put in their last two fights. Manny Pacquiao would simply perform into the highest level and will dispatch Juan Manuel Marquez come fight night on November 12, 2011 at LGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Pacquiao never been estimated every opponent he had and once its training time he see to it that projected goals will be hit and he will be in good condition. This is living proof to a fighter who has so much dedication on his career and never back down to any opponents being fitted against him. Pacquiao always brings big opportunity to every aspect in the business and once he fought everything are gaining. It is also a big leverage for his foe because they can earn from it is their biggest payday in their career. Juan Manuel Marquez knows what at stake on their 3rd fight that is why knows best what would be his preparation against Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao promises something for this Pacquiao-Marquez Trilogy that this could be a different result.. if his 2 previous fights against Juan Manuel Marquez turned out to be a controversy, the Pacquiao-Marquez 3 would be classic, explosive and brutal collision. Pacquiao assured that he will stop all the talking and he will let Juan Manuel Marquez feel that fighting Pacquiao is a hell.

Manny Pacquiao, 32, telling his friends and specially his camp that he doesn’t want his 3rd fight against Marquez to be decided by the judges opposite to their 2 previous fights. But many believe that Pacquiao is a clear winner but because Marquez fought extremely well, it was being criticized and marred with controversies. But with Manny Pacquiao supreme performance majority of the fight fans would say that Pacquiao really won that fight. Just to close this Pacquiao-Marquez Trilogy, somebody will go down.

Pacquiao-Marquez 3 will be the most anticipated fight of 2011 and this will break all the records in PPV buys for this year and it will save HBO from a lower sales this year. Pacquiao will prove something that all of his PPV sales are genuine and he can bring millions in the table every fight easily.

Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 knockouts) grinned his way through being questioned about his fervent effort to get ready for the 38-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez.

“I’m focusing on my strength and speed,” Pacquiao said. “They’re watching my body, so I don’t become too big. I control my training, step by step, until the time comes to fight. I want to be gradual in my training.”

Pacquiao-Marquez 3 on November 12, 2011 at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA!

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Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mary Blair On Her 100th Birthday

Early this morning I went online as part of my daily routines. And I was so surprised to see that GOOGLE has changed its icon to pay tribute to Miss Mary Blair - on her 100th Birthday today, October 21. I just love it so much that made me feel so inspired to blog about her. She has great art works and masterpieces - something I believe that my unico hijo would really love seeing and would have so much fun.

Mommy Mai

Wikipedia knows her so well. Laughs out Loud.

Mary Blair (October 21, 1911 - July 26, 1978), born Mary Robinson, was an American artist who was prominent in producing art and animation for The Walt Disney Company, drawing concept art for such films as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella. Blair also created character designs for enduring attractions such as Disneyland's It's a Small World, the fiesta scene in El Rio del Tiempo in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase, and an enormous mosaic inside Disney's Contemporary Resort. Several of her illustrated children's books from the 1950s remain in print, such as I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss. Blair was honored as a Disney Legend in 1991.

Early life

Born on October 21, 1911, in McAlester, Oklahoma, Mary Browne Robinson moved to Eston while still a small child, and later to California around the age of seven. Having graduated from San Jose State College, Mary won a scholarship to the renowned Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, where artists such as Pruett Carter, Morgan Russell and Lawrence Murphy were among the teachers. In 1934, she married another artist, Lee Everett Blair (October 1, 1911 – April 19, 1993). She was the sister-in-law of animator Preston Blair (1918–1994).


Mary and Lee Blair both soon began to work in the animation industry, joining the Ub Iwerks studio. Lee went on to work at the Harman-Ising studios, before ultimately joining the Walt Disney studio, where he was joined by his wife in 1940. Mary Blair worked briefly on art for Dumbo, an early version of Lady and the Tramp, and a second version of Fantasia which was not released until the late 1990s.

After leaving the studio for a short time in 1941, Mary travelled to various South American countries with Walt and Lillian Disney and other artists on a research tour, as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Good Neighbor policy. During those trips, Mary and Lee worked on concept art for the animated feature films Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros, with Mary credited as art supervisor on those films.

After that, she worked on several package films, including Fun and Fancy Free, and on two partially animated features - Song of the South and So Dear to My Heart. The early 1950s were a busy time for the Disney studio, with an animated feature released nearly every year. Mary Blair was credited with color styling on Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Peter Pan (1953), and the artistic influence of her concept art is strongly felt in those films, as well as in several animated shorts she designed during that period.

After the completion of Peter Pan, Mary resigned from Disney and worked as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, creating advertising campaigns for companies such as Nabisco, Pepsodent, Maxwell House, Beatrice Foods and others. She also illustrated several Golden Books for publisher Simon & Schuster, some of which remain in print today, and designed Christmas and Easter sets for Radio City Music Hall.

At the request of Walt Disney, who highly regarded her innate sense of color styling, Mary began work on the attraction It's a Small World. The attraction was originally a Pepsi-Cola-sponsored pavilion benefiting UNICEF at the 1964 New York World's Fair, which moved to Disneyland after the Fair closed and was later replicated at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort, as well as Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland.

In 1967, Mary created mural art for the Tomorrowland Promenade. Two similar tile murals flanked the entrance corridor. The one over Adventure Thru Inner Space was covered over in 1987 with the opening of Star Tours, while the other remained in place until 1998, when the Circle-Vision 360° was replaced with Rocket Rods and a new mural to convey the new theme of the area. In 1968, Blair was credited as color designer on the film version of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.

Her design of a 90-foot-high (27 m) mural remains a focal point of the Disney's Contemporary Resort hotel at Walt Disney World, which was completed for the resort's opening in 1971.
Mary Blair died of a cerebral haemorrhage on July 26, 1978.


While the fine art she created outside of her association with Disney and her work as an illustrator is not widely known to the public, Blair's bold and ground-breaking color design still serves as an inspiration to many of today's contemporary designers and animators.
Google paid homage to her on October 21, 2011 on the 100th anniversary of her birth with a doodle on their homepage.

In 1991, Mary was recognized with a posthumous Disney Legend award. Also posthumously, she received the Winsor McCay award from ASIFA-Hollywood in 1996.
Partial bibliography as illustrator

Baby's House (written by Gelolo McHugh) (1950)
I Can Fly (written by Ruth Krauss) (1951)
The Golden Book of Little Verses (1953)
The New Golden Song Book (1955)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lloyd Lee - Boyfriend of Shamcey Supsup

Meeting Mister Lloyd Lee - Up Close and Personal

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Oh well, they look good together. Nice couple. They ought to produce real cute and witty kids.

All the best!


Mr. Lloyd Lee...

Is this the man who changed his religion for Shamcey Supsup? Though she admitted that she is in a relationship, Supsup has not named her boyfriend in any of her interviews. However, this video clip implies that this may be the guy. (Screenshot from ABS-CBN's TV Patrol)
Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup, who was named third runner-up in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, was probably destined to answer the question, "Would you change your religious beliefs to marry the person that you love?"
Supsup had answered, "If I had to change my religious beliefs, I would not marry the person that I love because the first person that I love is God who created me and I have my faith and my principles and this is what makes me who I am. And if that person loves me, he should love my God too."
That being said, Supsup recently revealed that her boyfriend "changed his religious beliefs for her." reports that Supsup, speaking to ABS-CBN's Umagang Kay Ganda, said her boyfriend is a former Catholic who now shares her faith. "At first (he was not a Christian)," she said. When asked if if he converted religion for her, she said: "Yes."
"My mom is really strict. She always tells me na, dapat yung magiging boyfriend or asawa ko should be a Christian first, and that our relationship will be centered with God," Supsup explained.
She also added that she had no plans of hiding her relationship. She quipped, "Di ako showbiz eh. I want people to know about it."
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Tribute to Philippine National Police

Hi there! This post is something very unusual, very odd. I am not used to giving high praises and compliments to PNP. There is somehow a guilt in me that yes, true enough that I haven't thanked or appreciated these policemen regarding the goodness, sacrifices, patriotism, nationalism and service they have rendered the country and their fellowmen.

Oh well, I just want to share this video to my dear readers as I believe this could be a great way to help them spread the good news and boost the image of the police authority.

Yes, they deserve respect, consideration, trust and all. We need to give to them whatever is due to them. After all, we should always believe that there is always goodness in everyone.

I hope that in one way or another, you're able to be touched by this video and be willing to do your share. Thanks and hope you'll enjoy reading the texts in this video.

Sino Ako? Sino Ako PNP.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Shamcey Supsup Almost Made It - Miss Universe 2011

Miss Universe 2011 Winners

The Philippines almost made it to the Miss Universe 2011. Miss Shamcey Supsup had a great chance. We were all so proud, shouting and overwhelmed upon hearing her answer, seeing her walk like a queen, and watching her walk with much grace, pride, beauty and confidence.

SAO PAULO (AP) — Leila Lopes from Angola is crowned 2011 Miss Universe, beating out 88 competitors.

Miss Universe 2011, the 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant, will be held at the Credicard Hall, in São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011. Ximena Navarrete of Mexico crowned her successor Leila Lopes at the end of the pageant. Contestants from 89 countries and territories are participating in this year's pageant, surpassing the previous record of 86 contestants in 2006.

Final results:

Miss Universe 2011 Angola – Leila Lopes

1st runner-up Ukraine – Olesya Stefanko
2nd runner-up Brazil – Priscila Machado
3rd runner-up Philippines – Shamcey Supsup
4th runner-up China – Zilin Luo

Top 10
Australia – Scherri-Lee Biggs
Costa Rica – Johanna Solano
France – Laury Thilleman
Portugal – Laura Gonçalves
Panama – Sheldry Sáez

Top 16
Kosovo – Afërdita Dreshaj
Colombia – Catalina Robayo
Puerto Rico – Viviana Ortiz
Netherlands – Kelly Weekers
USA – Alyssa Campanella
Venezuela – Vanessa Gonçalves

Special Awards

Miss Congeniality
Montenegro – Nikolina Lončar

Miss Photogenic
Sweden – Ronnia Fornstedt

Best National Costume
Panama – Sheldry Sáez

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It was the 60th anniversary of the world's biggest beauty pageant.

Lopes has taken the crown from Mexico's Ximena Navarrete.

The pageant aired live on NBC. More than 1 billion people were expected to have watched the event.

The Miss Universe contest started as a local bathing revue in Long Beach, California.

The contest to be the next Miss Universe was narrowed to 10 women Monday night, including surprise choice Miss Portugal, who only made the first cut because of winning an online fan vote.

Favorites Miss China and Miss Australia also made the top 10, along with home crowd contestant Miss Brazil. Miss USA and a host of Latin American candidates did not make the cut, with only Miss Costa Rica and Miss Panama advancing.

Contestants from 89 nations on six continents spent the past three weeks in Sao Paulo, trying to learn samba dance steps, visiting impoverished children and kicking a football around for cameras as the globe's biggest beauty contest is held in Brazil for the first time.

The pageant started as a local bathing revue in Long Beach, California, organized by a swimwear company.

To all the lovely and witty women, thumbs up! You make me feel so proud and happy as a woman. This we should really be proud of. Cheers to all the women out there.

Indeed, it was an event of overflowing beauty, wit, talent and grace. Congrats, everyone!

Congrats, Shamcey Supsup.

Mommy Myraine

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Fierce Wife (ABS-CBN) - My Latest Addiction

Although I am a happily married wife and a certified loving mom to our greatest bundle of joy, I am surprised to see myself so addicted and very hooked to Asianovelas ... lately. Temptation of Wife and The Fierce Wife, from Korea and Taiwan respectively, are the recent reasons why I have become a couch and mouse potato. And I love them so. :-)

The Fierce Wife:

Wikipedia: Xie An Zhen was happily married with one daughter until her husband cheated on her with her cousin. And the ensuing divorce became a battle of love and wits.

ABS-CBN: A perfect wife will do everything for her family but when another woman threatens to take her man, the perfect wife becomes the fierce wife.

This Tuesday (Aug 8), get ready to witness an intense story about infidelity, betrayal, and lust as ABS-CBN premieres the talked about Taiwanese series “The Fierece Wife” in Kapamilya Gold.

Ever since they got married, Cristine has been nothing but a perfect wife to Louie.

Their lives will take a sudden twist when Me Ann, Cristine’s cousin from the United States, arrives and lives with them for a while. Little did they know that the charming and seemingly naïve Me Ann is starting to develop an attraction to Louie.

She then fearlessly seduced her cousin’s husband right at their very home.

Will Louie give in to the young temptress? How will Cristine face the fact that her very own cousin is the one destroying her family?

Don’t miss “The Fierce Wife,” weekday afternoons, in the intensifying Kapamilya Gold in the first and true home of Asianovelas, ABS-CBN.

Temptation of Wife:

Goo Eun Jae (played by actress Jang Seo Hee) graduated as a make-up artist major at a university and began preparations to study abroad in France. Her dreams to study in France are halted by a pregnancy with Jung Gyo-Bin (played by actor Byun Woo-Min) after he took advantage of her when she was drunk. She decided to marry him and give up her dreams in order to be a responsible mother for her unborn child. Eun-Jae's pregnancy soon ended in tragic miscarriage. Eun-Jae was trying to protect her mother in law, Baek Mi-in, when she was pushed down the steps by a creditor of the said in-law. Eun-Jae fell and lost her baby. It took a long time until Eun-Jae became pregnant again.

At about the same time when Eun Jae found out about her second pregnancy, Shin Ae-Ri (played by actress Kim Seo Hyung) returns from her five-year long from France (where she studied about make-up).

Shin Ae-Ri grew up in the same household as Eun-Jae ever since she became an orphan when she was about 7–10 years old. Her family was on the way to the Goo Household in order to have dinner with them when Ae-Ri threw the clothes and doll her mother was supposed to give to

Eun-Jae as presents to her father who was driving. Also because her father was driving during a storm, they ended crashing the car. Both Ae-Ri's parents died and the Goo Family has then taken Ae-Ri in since and raised her for 20 years along with Eun-Jae, treating her as if she were their own daughter. Later on, Ae-Ri became the girlfriend of Eun-Jae's brother Goo Kang-Jae.

Then she left for France, revealing that someone was taking care of her tuitions for her.
After 7 years of living the Jung Family as Gyo-Bin's housewife (and also as the housekeeper to the Jung Family's mansion), Eun-Jae soon found out that her husband had been cheating on her with Ae-Ri. It turned out that he was the one giving out the said funds for Ae-Ri's travel to France. To add to this insult, Ae-Ri revealed that she had Gyo Bin’s child five years ago, named Jung Nino.

Eun-Jae moved back to her own family's house. Ae-Ri went to pay a visit to Eun-Jae, demanding her to get an abortion. Eun-Jae refused to do so in which Gyo-Bin dragged her to a gynecologist in Sokcho, forcing her into aborting their baby. Eun-Jae again refused. Gyo-Bin then drove her to Sokcho Beach, throwing her necklace, given by her father-in-law as a promise not to give up on Gyo-Bin, into the sea.

Eun-Jae's brother, Kang-Jae, gained knowledge about the situation, whereupon he set out in anger to assault Gyo-Bin. This event gave Gyo-Bin and his mother, Mi'in, reason to force Eun-Jae into signing up consent for a divorce. After the divorce, Gyo-Bin and Ae-Ri got married while
Eun-Jae tried to save the necklace, but not knowing how to swim, she soon found herself being dragged by the waves. Eun-Jae begged Gyo-Bin to save her baby but Gyo-Bin ignored Eun-Jae and abandoned her at sea to drown and die. Ae-Ri and Gyo-Bin decided to keep this all a secret, lying that Eun-Jae had committed suicide. Ae-Ri faked Eun-Jae's suicide note (or will) which she gave to the police and Gyo-Bin thereafter told everybody that he had not seen Eun-Jae the whole day.

In the midst of all this, Min Gun-Woo (played by actor Lee Jae Hwang), the adoptive son of Lady Min, was near Sokcho in a search for his missing stepsister, Min So-Hee.
Min So-Hee loved Gun-Woo and wanted to marry him. When her mother, Lady Min, refused, So-Hee told Gun-Woo to marry her secretly anyway. Gun-Woo had decided not to tell his mother what was happening, as So-Hee had ran away from home. Lady Min arranged for another girl to marry Gun Woo, hoping that So-Hee will give up and come back. So-Hee's arranged marriage to Gun Woo was on the same day as Lady Min's arranged marriage. Gun-Woo decided to follow his mother's orders and marry the other girl. So-Hee, devastated that he did not come, then walked into the sea to drown herself.

Gun-Woo, searching for So-Hee, found Eun-Jae's unconscious body instead. He then took her to a doctor who revealed that she had another miscarriage. Through the help of Gun-Woo and the doctor, Eun-Jae was allowed to live in the hospital for free where she worked at the same time to show gratitude.

Lady Min, thinking Eun-Jae's experience was similar to hers, introduced Eun-Jae to her home. Thereafter, Eun-Jae took on the identity of Min So-Hee, in order to sought out revenge against Gyo-Bin and Ae-Ri who destroyed her life and tried to kill her. Gun-Woo fell in love with Eun-Jae in the process and Eun-Jae with Gun-Woo, but Eun-Jae decided to hold her feelings back for him in order to fulfill her revenge.

Ae-Ri gets suspicious of the woman claiming to be Min So-Hee. One day the two women met and Heidi was positive that this So Hee was Eun Jae. Eun Jae acted well and said that Ae Ri was crazy. Ae Ri didn't want to lose her man, so she went to Lady Min's house and ruined everything. Gyo Bin divorces Ae Ri and married So Hee. Gyo Bin kicks Ae Ri out of her house, but keeps Nino, Ae Ri's son. Nino is rude to So Hee because of the stories his mother tells him about her.

Ae Ri gets even more suspicious and calls Gyo Bin when So Hee and Gun Woo embrace. So Hee re-assured that she loved Gyo Bin that's why she married him, ensuring him that Gun Woo and her are just close siblings. Gyo Bin wants to have sexual intercourse with So Hee, but she bought twin beds instead of one big bed, and refused his advances. Ae Ri begs for Gyo Bin and his family to give her son to her. Ae Ri gets Nino, but Nino gets injured and Ae Ri pities her son, for now she was poor and could not give him a comfortable life. She returns Nino to Gyo Bin's family.
So Hee soon became worried about her true identity to be revealed by Ae Ri, with the help of Lady Min they went to her parents and told the truth which helped to have her true identity still covered. In order to complete her revenge, she tricks Gyo Bin to give all his family assets to her and her "mother" Lady Min, his father's company, their house, his mother's house and land and causes their family to go bankrupt. Lady Min had a history with Jung Ha Jo, Gyo Bin's father.

They had a child together (they were not married) named Ha Neul (meaning Star). To Lady Min, Ha Jo supposedly killed Star due to a sickness that was never treated and killed Lady Min's father by stealing their land. Lady Min gets revenge by telling Ha Jo to give all his assets (including Cheonji Constructions) and selling his house because of items on properties that was created by Gyo Bin to Lady Min. Because of this, Ha Jo complied and gave them up. To humiliate Ha Jo's family further, Lady Min gets his family to switch houses with Eun Jae's family, or Ha Jo's large house will be auctioned and sold away. Gyo Bin's family is now poor while Eun Jae's family is now living more comfortably. Gyo Bin says that he now loves Eun Jae and tries to force her to stay with him, since they are still lawfully wedded but the disgusted Eun Jae hates him.

The real So Hee comes alive and she was suffering from serious depression. She gets mad at Eun Jae because Gun Woo fell in love with her and they planned a wedding. So Hee crashes the wedding. One day Eun Jae went to work and everyone was praising her because of her make-up artist skills. So Hee tells all the workers that she was the real daughter of Lady Min and she proclaims herself the owner of Min Beauty Shop. Ae Ri saw this and asks So Hee to cooperate with her to ruin Eun Jae's life. At first, this works out. Later, Ae Ri will be the reason why Gun Woo divorced So Hee, this collaboration ended.

So Hee persuaded her mother to tell Gun Woo to marry her. (Min So Hee is Lady Min's real daughter and Gun Woo was adopted) Lady Min told Gun Woo that he had two choices: marry So Hee and Eun Jae's alliance will be better than ever or marry Eun Jae and Lady Min will never talk to Gun Woo or Eun Jae again. Gun Woo married So Hee because he thought her depression would get better and So Hee won't ruin Eun Jae's life. So Hee does the complete opposite.

Eun Jae continued to become the best make up artist and lives now with her family. One day, Gun Woo went to work to sign a contract with Harrison. Ae Ri wants to be back with Gyo Bin and bring back the position he had before and also the construction company, so she told Gyo Bin to sign the contract. Meanwhile, So Hee ruins Eun Jae's artwork and rips a page out. While they fight, Ae Ri calls Gun Woo about how Eun Jae is getting terrified. Gun Woo turns the car and drives to the Beauty Shop. He sees So Hee ripping the page and tells her to divorce him. Gun Woo is now late for his meeting, so Ha Jo tells Gyo Bin to sign the contract instead. Gun Woo now decides to divorce So Hee no matter what.

Ae Ri comes back to the family. She makes Gyo Bin sleep with her, making her pregnant. While she is pregnant, she has an advanced stage of stomach cancer. Doctors tell her to get an abortion so she can have the cancer surgery, but she refused. She thinks the baby is the only way to keep Gyo Bin and her together.

Ae Ri and Eun Jae join a make up competition that has three stages. On the first stage, Ae Ri, another lady, and Eun Jae won and would be competing. In the second stage, Ae Ri and Eun Jae won and would be competing against each other. In the third stage, Ae Ri gets desperate so she bribes the judges. In the competition, there were different judges. Ae Ri tells Eun Jae's model that a French make-up artist would talk to her. Ae Ri gets Eun Jae another model, but she was allergic to natural make-up, which was about this competition. The judges ask Eun Jae why she kept erasing the model's make-up. Eun Jae admits about the model's problem and tells them that the model has a rash. She covered the rash with her concealer. The judges proclaim Ae Ri as the grand prize winner. The judges find out in time that Ae Ri bribed the judges, so they change the winner to Eun Jae. Ae Ri had a miscarriage but Ae Ri and Eun Jae became true friends again.

Eun Jae insists Ae Ri to get the cancer treatment surgery, but Ae Ri is scared that she will die.
In the last episode, Ha Neul (who is the real, living Star) becomes pregnant with her husband Kang Jae. Ae Ri and Gyo Bin went on vacation. During this vacation, Ae Ri made a sea shell necklace for Nino. Ae Ri makes two letters: one for Gyo Bin and one for Eun Jae. Ae Ri went to the sea to drowns herself but Gyo Bin tried to save her. Ae Ri was screaming for him to let go because he needed to take care of Nino and that she was going to die anyway. He said he wasn't going to let go and he was going to save her. They were so tired that they were talking in their minds. Ae Ri's mind said to take good care of Nino. Gyo Bin's mind told her that he let go of Eun Jae's hand once, and he didn't want to make the same mistake with her. In the end, the couple dies.

The entire family attended their funeral. Eun Jae gives Nino the sea shell necklace saying, "This is the last present your mother is giving you." Nino goes on the street and a car nearly crashes into him. He states his mother and father were on the other side of the street. Everybody assumed that they were protecting their son from danger. Ae Ri's letter to Eun Jae said to bury her ashes on the beach where Eun Jae almost died in.

So Hee and her mother decides to go to America together. Lady Min gives Ha Jo the papers to own Cheonji Constructions again. Gun Woo met Eun Jae while she was spreading the ashes. He said that he was very sorry for hurting her feelings and that he won't do it again. He feels that Eun Jae should be his wife. So Hee gave Eun Jae two rings and a note sayingI broke you two up. Here's the chance to get back together again." Gun Woo puts his arm around Eun Jae and looks at the sky with her. They were sure that they saw Ae Ri and Gyo Bin together. The whole drama ended by having the two couples smiling at each other. Ae Ri and Gyo Bin were wearing white, and looking back at their friends.

Hope you will also enjoy these series as you would surely learn something from it. Life's learning... through these series, you can appreciate and value your marriage and love your husband dearly so he won't be tempted to fall for another woman, get trapped, and be poisoned by her venom.

Love it! :-)