Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Secret To A Lasting Marriage

A friend of mine, Jonna send me this wonderful story. I hope this will help you to deal with your married life.

When I was a little girl, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner
every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had
made breakfast after a long, hard day at work.

On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage,
and extremely burned toast in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see
if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his toast, smile at my
mom, and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him
that night, but I do remember Watching him smear butter and jelly on that
toast and eat every bite!

When I got Up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom
apologize to my dad For burning the toast. And I'll never forget what he
said: 'Baby, I love burned toast.'

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if He
really liked his toast burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said,
Debbie, your momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired.
And besides-a little burnt toast never hurt anyone!'

In bed that night, I thought about that scene at dinner...and the kindness
my daddy showed my mom. To this day, it's a cherished memory from my
childhood that I'll never forget. And it's one that came to mind just
recently when Jack and I sat down to eat dinner.

I had arrived home usual...and decided we would have breakfast
food for dinner. Some things never change, I suppose!

To my amazement, I found the ingredients I needed, and quickly began

To cook eggs, turkey sausage, and buttered toast. Thinking I had things
Under control, I glanced through the mail for the day. It was only a fewMinutes later that I remembered that I had forgotten to take the toast out
of The oven!

Now, had it been any other day -- and had we had more than two pieces Of
bread in the entire house -- I would have started all over. But it had
been one of those days and I had just used up the last two pieces of
So burnt toast it was!

As I set the plate down in front of Jack, I waited for a comment about
the toast. But all I got was a 'Thank you!' I watched as he ate bite by
bite, all the time waiting for some comment about the toast. But instead,
all Jack said was, 'Babe, this is great. Thanks for cooking tonight. I
know you had a hard day.'

As I took a bite of my charred toast that night, I thought about my Mom
and burnt toast hadn't been a deal-breaker for them. And I
quietly thanked God for giving me a marriage where burnt toast wasn't a
deal-breaker either!

You know, life is full of imperfect things...and imperfect people. I'm not
the best housekeeper or cook. And you might be surprised to find out that
Jack isn't the perfect husband! He likes to play his music too loud. He
will always find a way to avoid yard work, and he watches far too many
sports. Believe it or not, watching ' GolfAcademy' is not my idea of a
great night at home!

But somehow in the past 37 years Jack and I have learned to accept the
imperfections in each other. Over time, we have stopped trying to make
each other in our own mold and have learned to celebrate our differences.

You might say that we've learned to love each other for who we really are!

For example, I like to take my time, I'm a perfectionist, and I'm
even-tempered. I tend to work too much and sleep too little. Jack, on the
other hand, is disciplined, studious, an early riser, and is a marketer's
dream consumer. I count pennies and Jack could care less! Where he is
strong, I am weak, and vice versa.

And while you might say that Jack and I are opposites, we're also very
much alike.. I can look at him and tell you what he's thinking. I can
predict these actions before he finalizes his plans. On the other hand, he
knows whether I'm troubled or not the moment I enter a room.

We share the same goals. We love the same things. And we are still best
friends. We've traveled through many valleys and enjoyed m many mountain
tops. And yet, at the same time, Jack and I must work every minute of
every day to make this thing called 'marriage' work!

What I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's
faults - and choosing to celebrate each other's differences - is the one
of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting
marriage relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good,
the bad, and the ugly parts of your married life and lay them at the
feet of GOD. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to
give you a marriage where burnt toast isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship in fact - as understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent - child or friendship!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Finally, I have found time to post this award given by my dearest friend Ate Ces of Down Home With Kenyons in Small and Simple Things. Thank you so much. You're such a wonderful friend to me and to my family. Have a Great Labor Day, Everyone!

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I am passing this to all my blog friendz and blog lists.

Those who wish to grab this award, feel free to do so. Thank You!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day To All Father's Out There

As you have loved me, so have I loved you,
Pleased to tell you, now that words are due,
Pleased to have this chance to make you glad.
Your years of love and sacrifice have had
For me the force that you would wish them to,
A wind that takes me home to harbors new,
The inner voice in clothes familiar clad.
How might I be myself, except I see
Each gesture in the mirror of your grace,
Remembered as it was when long ago,
Were I knew why, I looked to you for love?
So am I of you inextricably,
Defined by trends not difficult to trace
As I grow into someone that I know,
Yet myself in ways that time will prove.

To My Dad On His Day

To my dad on his day,
Of whom I am a living will:
May your happiness fulfill
Your goodness, as is just and right.
Deeds are seeds upon the night
As wind and wonder have their way,
Delivering the destined light. I love you Dad!

To My Man On Father's Day

To my man on Father's Day,
On whom my life depends,
My children's cheerful champion:
You are where yearning ends.
My paramour and harlequin,
All I want, and all I can
Not want and be OK. I love you Honey!

One World Meme

Thanks, Ate Ces, for tagging me with this one. I want to share this to my blogger friends as a sign of my gratitude and friendship.

USING ONLY ONE WORD! It’s not as easy as you might think! Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It’s really hard to use only one-word answers. Be sure to tag the person who sent it to you!

1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
2. Your hair? Brown
3. Your mother? Patient
4. Your father? Unique
5. Your favorite food? Kaldereta
6. Your dream last night? Nightmare
7. Your favorite drink? Juice
8. Your dream/goal? Stewardess
9. What room you are in? Bedroom
10. Your hobby? Reading
11. Your fear? Height
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Utah
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Backfighter
15. Muffins? Delicious
16. Wish list item? Microwave
17. Where you grew up? Manila
18. Last thing you did? Sleep
19. What are you wearing? Eyeglasses
20. Your TV? Flat
21. Your pets? Cat
22. Friends? Lots
23. Your life? Happy
24. Your mood? Pretty
25. Missing someone? Parents
26. Car? Vios
27. Something you’re not wearing? Stocking
28. Your favorite store? SM
29. Your favorite color? Red
30. When is the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? July
32. Who will resend this? Myself
33. One place that I go to over and over? Church
34. One person who emails me regularly? Friends
35. My favorite place to eat? KFC

Now, I'm tagging my friends: who haven't been tag yet....and all those who want to participate.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Top 4 Ways On How To Handle Stress

Learning how to handle stress can not only make us more effective in our lives, our family, our job, but it can give us back something priceless - the ability to enjoy our lives. When things seem overwhelming, when we are so caught up in what needs to be done, we miss the little moments in our lives that make everything seem worthwhile.

Stress can be a positive thing in that it can spur us to transcend boundaries and ideas we had about ourselves. However, stress can become negative if it leaves us feeling overwhelmed by circumstances in our lives. Often, we may find it difficult to change circumstances that cause us stress. And, in fact, if we are constantly avoiding things in life because we find them stressful, it can really narrow our experience of life, and lead to another type of stress.

But one thing we do have the power to do, is change the way we respond to stressors. By learning how to handle stressful feelings, by creating time our in our lives where we can recharge our batteries, and by learning how to relate to ourselves in a different way, we come to a state of being where the things that used to bother us, no longer do.

Changing our self perception takes time, but there are things you can do now to create an environment where such changes may organically grow. Here are 4 ideas on how to handle stress in your life.

1. Be Creative

Often our lives are so filled with 'doing' our daily tasks - whether that be for work or family commitments, that we don't have the opportunity to really express ourselves. Couple this with a very analytical culture, and we often are unaware of our own well-spring of creativity. This is not about being the next Picasso or Bach. Simply find a craft or activity in which you can be creative - maybe pottery, dancing, music, pastels, writing, or singing. When we start expressing ourselves creatively, without expectations about the results, we can begin o discover a new relationship with ourselves. It’s a very liberating thing, and a great way to balance the hemispheres in our brains, which has a positive flow on effect in the rest of our lives.

2. Swap massages with a friend regularly

You don't have to see a massage therapist to enjoy the relaxing benefits of massage. Try teaming up with a friend, maybe checking out some of the books or DVD's on massage, and practice on each other. You could make a regular time once a week to swap a half hour massage. Try heating up the oil until it is warm (not too hot otherwise it will burn your skin), add some essential oils, make sure the room is warm, and play some soothing music. Back massage is particularly calming, and it doesn't have to be heavy, deep stokes. Just make sure you keep the pressure constant, and try and keep the massage strokes long and fluid. Going slowly, calmly, and carefully, with attention focused in your hands, is a very effective way to reduce stress in the body.

3. Use Incense or Essential Oils Daily

Aromatherapy is a great way to unwind after work, or any stressful situation. Our sense of smell is a powerful way to shift our emotions, and calm the flight or fight response of stress. Essential oils can be massaged into the skin, inhaled from a burner, or put into the bath for a completely relaxing experience. Some good oils to try are lavender, which is very nurturing, chamomile, which is calming, bergamot, claries sage, and frankincense. If you're massaging the essential oils into your skin, use them mixed with a carrier oil like almond or jojoba oil.

4. Learn To Love Your Body

In an age where we are bombarded with images of women starving and punishing themselves to fit into an American size 0 (Australian size 6), it is easy to subconsciously judge ourselves when we have even a healthy level of body fat. But this unrealistic ideal that can lodge itself in our subconscious mind, even when we think we are not caught up in it, can create an environment where we feel we are not 'enough', just as we are. Instead of looking in the mirror every morning and seeing things you'd like to change about yourself, say 'thank you' to your body. Thank you for providing the means with which to do the things you enjoy, like going swimming, hanging out with friends, enjoying a meal at a nice restaurant, going to the movies, or a local cafe. Thank you for housing your soul and allowing you to feel the sunlight on your skin, the softness of cat's fur, the smile of a loved one. We are all enough just as we are, in the bodies we inhabit. Appreciate yourself.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The True Meaning Of Friendship
































"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

How To Overcome Bad Habits

I read this to one of my favorite book and I want it to share with you. It is from West Lynn High School Seminary in West Lynn, Oregon

1. Choose just one behavior you would like to change & work on that first. It can be overwhelming to try to be perfect all at once.

2. Substitute something wholesome, positive & enjoyable for the bad habits. its easier to slide back into old habits if we don’t have something new to replace them.

3. Quit your bad habit for the right reason. Love of God & a desire to do what is right are more motivational & lasting that fear of duty or anything else.

4. Ask family members & friends to help keep you in line & to support you when you are trying to make the right choices.

5. Do your best to kick your habit & pray for help to make it the rest of the way. Gain extra spiritual strength through fasting.

6. Write your goals down, step by step. & read them regularly as a reminder of what you want to accomplish & why.

7. Stay far away from tempting situations.

8. Believe in Yourself. Remember, as you sincerely do what is right, Heavenly Father will give you the strength you need to overcome your bad habits.

9. Work. Work. Work a Habit — Good or Bad — is something we have practiced over & over until it becomes second nature. It will take work to overcome the bad habits we have been practicing.

10. Overcoming some habits requires professional help. Seek the help if necessary.

11. Remember that habits are hard to break. Heavenly Father loves us despite our mistakes. He will give up on you, so don’t give up on yourself if you falter. Keep trying!

12. Set up a reward system for yourself to encourage you to stay on track.

13. If you just need to forget yourself & stop obsessing about giving up on a bad habit, try serving someone else.

14. Turn to your bishop & your family for more ideas on conquering a bad habit.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Open Day- Chelsea's First Summer School Experience

. Chelsea's First Summer School Adventure. This is her first summer school experience. She's having fun and she met a lot of friends and aquaintances.

Mother and Daughter

Teacher's Orientation

Oliver, my husband's, idea of the Theme Presentation

Group Activities- AKCDF

Monday, May 18, 2009


***While I was reading the bulletin posted by my friend, I was so impressed and made me realized that love is all about forgiveness. In life, we always search for answers because we want to prove ourselves that we made the right choice, but the truth is we cannot search for what is missing. Things happen because it is meant to be. That’s why we forgive people even if they hurt us, we love people who don’t love us and we smile despite of painful heartaches. At the end of the day, the answers that we've been looking for is the consequence of our decision.

Tech Support: Yes, …. how can I help you?
Customer: Well, after much consideration, I’ve decided to install Love. Can you guide me through the process?
Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?
Customer: Well, I’m not very technical, but I think I’m ready. What do I do first?
Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?
Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?
Tech Support: What programs are running ?
Customer: Let’s see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.
Tech Support: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off ?
Customer: I don’t know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?
Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have been completely erased.
Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?
Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.
Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, “Error - Program not run on external components.” What should I do?
Tech Support: Don’t worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.
Customer: So, what should I do?
Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.
Customer: Okay, done.
Tech Support: Now, copy them to the “My Heart” directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.
Customer: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?
Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running. One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.
Customer: Thank you, God.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Teaching Experience

I have just started teaching Koreans online recently. I'm just new in this kind of profession but I realize that teaching is not an easy job, but it is an overwhelming profession. Teaching is part of my life. I currently teach in Primary, Sunday School and Seminary class in our church.
It's a great experience to teach english! My experience in teaching taught me to be patient and to be responsible. I am able to know the Koreans better and share the knowledge that I have. What's more amazing is that I am learning too! I am able to know their cultures and traditions.

I never imagine that teaching would be fun. My passion is to teach and my challenge is to see my students improve their English language.

I know that Koreans knows a little English but they don't know how to use it properly and accurately. A lot of Koreans think that learning English as a second language is hard, but actually it is not. It's a lot easier than they think. They don't have to travel just to study English because now we have Online Teaching and we, Filipino Tutors are here to help and guide them to use English properly.
Learning English is fun and at the same time important. It is the so-called "universal language". Universal because all nations have their own language and for us to be able to communicate with one another, we should only use one language in expressing one's thoughts and ideas so that we can understand each other well. That's how important English is in our lives.
I salute the Filipino people like me who has the initiative and perseverance to do this kind of job.
I am very honor to be one of them.
Good job my fellow online English Teachers!!! You can visit me at Vote for me, ces27! Tnx and Have a great day! :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

You Don't Say!

Tag/Award given by a one of my good friend in the blogworld and to the real world, Ate Cecille of Small and Simple Things, my mentor. Thankyou so much! :) You Don't Say? {Super comments award} award is kind of cool award/tag... hope you guys will grab this, too!

About this award: "We give and get awards for having a great blog and being a good friend. What I want to award is those people whose comments have meant THE WORLD to me. It takes time to visit a blog and leave a comment ... I wanted to recognize some special bloggers whose comments have made such an impact on me. The “You Don’t Say?” Award is awarded to these special blogger in hopes that they will pass the award along to 5 of their best commenter!

I want to pass this on to Dhemz, Clarissa, Eden, Dubster, Chel, Enny Arrows, Mee Moe, Lucasmoores and Rowena.... and all my friend on bloglists.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Teacher

I was so inspired to share with you this story that a teacher usually encountered in school.
Stories like this, always have a way of putting the right perspective on life.

Jean Thompson stood in front of her fifth-grade class on the very first day of school in the fall and told the children a lie. Like most teachers, she looked at her pupils and said that she loved them all the same, that she would treat them all alike. And that was impossible because there in front of her, slumped in his seat on the third row, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.
Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed he didn't play well with the other children, that his clothes were unkept and that he constantly needed a bath. And Teddy was unpleasant.

It got to the point during the first few months that she would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X's and then marking the F at the top of the paper biggest of all. Because Teddy was a sullen little boy, no one else seemed to enjoy him, either.

At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child's records and put Teddy's off until last. When she opened his file, she was in for a surprise. His first-grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is a bright, inquisitive child with a ready laugh." "He does his work neatly and has good manners...he is a joy to be around."

His second-grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is an excellent student well-liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle."
His third-grade teacher wrote, "Teddy continues to work hard but his mother's death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best but his father doesn't show much interest and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren't taken."

Teddy's fourth-grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is withdrawn and doesn't show much interest in school. He doesn't have many friends and sometimes sleeps in class. He is tardy and could become a problem."

By now Mrs. Thompson realized the problem, but Christmas was coming fast. It was all she could do, with the school play and all, until the day before the holidays began and she was suddenly forced to focus on Teddy Stoddard.

Her children brought her presents, all in beautiful ribbon and bright paper, except for Teddy's, which was clumsily wrapped in the heavy, brown paper of a scissored grocery bag. Mrs. Thompson took pains to open it in the middle of the other presents.

Some of the children started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of cologne. She stifled the children's laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume behind the other wrist. Teddy Stoddard stayed behind just long enough to say, "Mrs. Thompson, today you smelled just like my mom used to."
After the children left she cried for at least an hour. On that very day, she quit teaching reading, writing, and speaking. Instead, she began to teach children. Jean Thompson paid particular attention to one they all called "Teddy."

As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. On days where there would be an important test, Mrs. Thompson would remember that cologne. By the end of the year he had become one of the smartest children in the class and...well, he had also become the "pet" of the teacher who had once vowed to love all of her children exactly the same.

A year later she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling her that of all the teachers he'd had in elementary school, she was his favorite. Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy.
He then wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still his favorite teacher of all time.

Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that while things had been tough at times, he'd stayed in school, had stuck with it, and would graduate from college with the highest of honors. He assured Mrs. Thompson she was still his favorite teacher.
Then four more years passed and yet another letter came. This time he explained that after he got his bachelor's degree, he decided to go a little further. The letter explained that she was still his favorite teacher, but that now his name was a little longer. The letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, M.D.

The story doesn't end there. You see, there was yet another letter that Spring. Teddy said he'd met this girl and was to be married. He explained that his father had died a couple of years ago and he was wondering...well, if Mrs. Thompson might agree to sit in the pew usually reserved for the mother of the groom. And guess what, she wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. And I bet on that special day, Jean Thompson smelled just like...well, just like the way Teddy remembered his mother smelling on their last Christmas together.

THE MORAL: You never can tell what type of impact you may make on another's life by your actions or lack of action. Consider this fact in your venture thru life.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Something To Laugh About


When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
-David Bissonette

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.
-Sacha Guitry

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.

The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, "What does a woman want?"

I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.
-Sigmund Freud

'Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.'

'There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.'
-Sam Kinison

'I've had bad luck with both my wives.
The first one left me, and the second one didn't.'
-James Holt McGavra

Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming 1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it, 2. Whenever you're right, shut up.
-Patrick Murra

The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once....

You know what I did before I married?
Anything I wanted to.

My wife and I were happy for twenty years.
Then we met.
-Henny Youngman

A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
-Rodney Dangerfield

A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: 'Wife wanted'. Next day he received a hundred letters.
They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'

First Guy (proudly): 'My wife's an angel!' Second Guy: 'You're lucky, mine's still alive.'

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

How smart is your right foot?


This is hysterical. You have to try this. It is absolutely true. I
guess there are some things that the brain cannot handle.


You have to try this please it takes 2 seconds. I could not believe this!!! It is from an orthopaedic surgeon............ This will boggle your mind and you will keep you trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't. It's pre-programmed in your brain!

1. Without anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY!!) and while sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand.. Your foot will change direction. I told you so!!! And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.

Send it to your friends to frustrate them too.
I just did!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Monday, May 4, 2009


Take Time to Read and Find Out More About Me

1. My Uncle one was: a public official but when he retired, he got sick.
2. Never in my life : I will be a Primary leader and a teacher.
3. When I was five : My mother taught me to write.
4. High School was : unforgettable, but I rather keep it myself.
5. I will never forget : the day I became an LDS.
6. I once met : A Great Leader of the LDS during my mission : President Dallin H. Oaks.
7. There’s this girl I know who : is so cute but naughty.
8. Once, at a bar : my brother-in-law and my husband watched gays perform on stage!
9. By noon, I accompany my daughter to go home from school.
10. Last night : I was cooking for my daughter's birthday.
11. If only I had : more income, I would like to give my daughter an expensive school bag.
12. Next time I go to gym/church : I will listen attentively to my Sunday School Teacher who bores me.
13. Terry Schiavo : 41 years old brain damaged woman who became the centerpiece of a national right-to-die battle.
14. What worries me most : Is that we will have a sickness that can't be treated.
15. When I turn my head left, I see : our television set.
16. When I turn my head right, I see : a big mirror at the back of the door.
17. You know I’m lying when : I roll my eyes round about and can't look straight to the eyes.
18. What I miss most about the eighties : my youth activities and music.
19. If I was a character in Shakespeare, I’d be : Juliet, impulsive and emotional like me.
20. By this time next year : I will have my dream bicycle.
21. A better name for me would be : Orihah, Abish, for another baby
22. I have a hard time understanding : Physics.
23. If I ever go back to school, I’ll : be a Valedictorian.
24. You know I like you if : I talk to you in one hour or two.
25. If I ever won an award, the first person I’d thank would be : GOD and my family.
26. Darwin, Mozart, Slim Pickens & Geraldine Ferraro : are all intelligent and awesome.
27. Take my advice, never : waste your time on wordly things rather take time to love and to care.
28. My ideal breakfast is : pancake and hotdog with egg
29. A song I love, but do not own is : none.
30. If you visit my hometown, I suggest : you go swimming and have fun.
31. Tulips, character flaws, microchips, & track stars : I have no idea.
32. Why won’t people : become judgemental sometimes.
33. If you spend the night at my house : I'll make sure you'll be comfortable.
34. I’d stop my wedding for : an emergency.
35. The world could do without : the Savior, Jesus Christ.
36. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than : Bite it!
37. My favorite blonde is : Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz
38: Paper clips are more useful than : glue gun
39. If I do anything well, it’s : because of hardwork and persistence.
40. And by the way : I have an eternal family and we're LDS.


This is the year to "stretch" in all ways possible - your budget... your muscles... your imagination!

Stretching your budget. Are you guilty of "unconscious" or mindless eating? It is for food without even thinking about the extra calories you will put on. Here's a wellness tip that also saves you money. When you aren't sure whether what you are feeling is true hunger or not, try drinking a glass of water first. Oftentimes, your body is just thirsty.

Stretching your creativity. What can you do with broken plates that are too beautiful to be thrown away? Make a garden tabletop that's not only pretty but also waterproof! This makes a great weekend project.

Stretching your body. Stretching is one of the best ways to relieve tension. First, learn how to breathe during a stretch. People often hold their breath when stretching. Wrong. Breathe in during the starting position and breathe out during the stretch. By breathing out, your body releases the tension and movement is more fluid, more relaxing.

Isn't it stretching is great? It lets you discover creative ways that meet life's challenges.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Manny Paquiao's Victory Against Ricky "Hitman" Hatton

Manny Paquiao did it again. Manny is really the world's undisputed no. 1 pound-for- pound fighter as he finished off Ricky "Hitman" Hatton in the second round of their 12- round megafight Saturday night (Sunday morning RP time) at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

The world’s Best Fighter unleashed a total of 73 punches in only six minutes of fight time, compared to Hatton’s only 18. Pacquiao now has six weight division titles to his name as the win gave him the IBO and Ring Magazine junior welterweight championship. It was the 49th victory of the world’s Best Fighter with three losses and two draws.

Hatton, who has never lost a fight as a junior welterweight, absorbed his second loss in his 47 career fights.

Pacquiao said he didn’t expect a short fight. “Hatton is a strong fighter. I was hurt with his right punches but I was just lucky,” Pacquiao said. But with respect, he's still a good fighter.

Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum applauded the Filipino's performance as "astounding" after his man had competed for only the third time above the super featherweight division.

"This kid improves with every single fight," Arum said. "He's doing things he wasn't doing two or three years ago.
"His defence is now tremendous. His reflexes are tremendous. I have never seen any fighter combine the speed and the explosive power that he does."

"I told Ricky Hatton not to be discouraged," Arum added. "There are plenty of people out there for him to fight. Nobody in the world can beat this little Filipino."

Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach agreed.

"Manny's unbelievable," he said. "He makes me look good. He's the best fighter in the world. He's in his prime right now. He's on top of his game. Anyone in the world, he can beat."

Congratulations Manny for another job well done.... ^_^

Saturday, May 2, 2009


An important aspect of any individualized review course is the development of effective study habits. The study units will guide you through a specific series of study questions designed to broaden your knowledge. However, successful completion of workbook and study guide depends a great deal on you : your study habits, motivation, perseverance, and organization. To assist you in developing necessary study skills, the following suggestions are offered:

Budgeting Time

To make this review course successful, you must budget your time. A well- planned schedule will actually save time and increase efficiency of your study periods.The most important characteristics of a study schedule is that it will keep you from speculating about what you are going to do next. Use the schedule to develop your personal study schedule.

Place for Study

You must find a quiet place to study. Locate an area that has good lighting, adequate ventilation, a good- sized desk or table, and no distraction. The last factor is most important because a few interruptions can negate what was intended to be a productive study session. You may be able to find a suitable study area at work. Possibly you are close to a public library or medical library. If, however, you must study at home, explain the importance of noninterrupted study sessions to family members and elicit their cooperation.


Your best bet is to stay away from the television, particularly if you are likely to watch it a great deal. In fact, you might even consider unplugging it for 2 or 3 months. You may actually find it enjoyable to to spend your evenings doing other activities.


You should maintain your physical condition during 2 or 3 months of preparation studying. This include regular meals, exercise, and sleep. You cannot expect to study effectively if your mind and body are not in peak condition.

Study Group

The workbook and study guide is designed to make studying alone much more effective. You may wish to schedule periods during the week for reviewing information with your friends. However, these review sessions should not infringed on your previously scheduled study time.


Procrastination will probably be your biggest threat. It is usually the result of trying to meet a deadline. Procrastination can be eliminated from your repertoire of behavior if two simple rules are followed : 1.) Watch for excuses, the hallmark of procrastination. Excuses for not studying must be challenged by rational thoughts. You must sell yourself on the importance of books and study guide. 2.) Stick to your study schedule. Deviating from your schedule will eventually lead to th evicious cycle called PROCRASTINATION.


Since Mother's Day is fast approaching. Let me share with you some insights about "Motherhood" which I think should be our main focus as of this time. "Motherhood is near to divinity." It is the highest and holliest calling. It is next to the angels. This divine service of motherhood can be rendered only by mothers. It may not passed to others. Mothers are to conceive, bear, nourish, love and train. They are to be helpmates, and are to counsel with their husbands.
Isn't that beautiful? A mother praying to bear a child. I have always love the words of Solomon : "Children are an heritage of the Lord : and ..... happy is the man (and woman) that hath (their) quiver full of them" (Psalm 127:3-5). Young mothers and fathers do not postpone having your children. Do not use the reasoning of the world. Mothers who enjoy good health, have your children and have them early. Blessed is the family who have a family of children. The deepest joys and blessings in life are associated with family, parenthood, and sacrifice. To have those sweet spirits come into the home is worth practically any sacrifice.

LDS-Primary Song

Mother I love you, Mother I do.
Father In Heaven has send me to you.
When I am near you, I love to hear you
Singing so softly that you love me too.
Mother, I love you, I love you I do.

Mother's Day Poem

You were there when we took our first steps, And went unsteadily across the floor.You pushed and prodded: encouraged and guided,Until our steps took us out the door...You worry now, "Are they ok?" Is there more you could have done? As we walk the paths of our unknown You wonder,
"Where have my children gone?"Where we are is where you have led us, With your special love you showed us a way, To believe in ourselves and the decisions we make. Taking on the challenge of life day to-day. And where we go you can be sure, In spirit you shall never be alone. For where you are is what matters most to us, Because to us that will always be home...


Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Loving Relationship

  • A Loving Relationship is a choice partnership. Loving someone in whom even imperfection is seen as possibility and, therefore, a thing of beauty: where discovery struggle and acceptance are the basis of continued growth and wonderment.
  • A Loving Relationship is one in which individuals trust each other enough to become vulnerable, secure that the other person won’t take advantage. It is neither exploits nor takes the other for granted. It involves much communication, much sharing, and much tenderness.
  • A Loving Relationship is one, which one can be open and honest with one another without the fear of being judged. Its being secure in the knowledge that you are each others bestfriend no matter what happens you will stand by one another.
  • A Loving Relationship is one in which the individuals involved to grow in their understanding and loving acceptance of each others differences and encourages each others differences and encourages each person to reach out and share as much beauty and love as its possible to find.
  • A Loving Relationship is one in which you accept the other person at the moment as a whole and receive that the same acceptance.
  • A Loving Relationship is one in which the distinctions of personal rights, possessions, thoughts, emotions and even actions become blurred,, and it doesn’t matter, because we share as much as its humanly possible with the same ultimate goals.
  • A Loving Relationship is one in which there is an mutual caring about the growth and progress of each, where possessiveness gives away offering the other to be his/her person where selfishness gives away to selfless giving, sharing. And caring where the lines of communication are kept open, where the good in each is maximized and bad minimized.
  • A Loving Relationship is one of trust and acceptance, which creates a tender warm feeling of security and contentment. It offers unlimited support and strenght upon which one always can draw.

Christ Has No Hands But Our Hands

Christ has no hands but our hands. To do His work today. He has no feet but our feet. To lead men in His way. He has no tongue but our tongues. To tell men how He died. He has no help but our help. To lead men to His side. What if our hands are busy with other work than His? What if our feet are walking where sin's allurement is? What if our tongues are speaking of things his lips would spurn? How can we hope to help Him or hasten His return?


Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there… to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who thesepeople may be but you lock eyes withthem, you know that very moment thatthey will affect your life in someprofound way.

And sometimes things happen to you atthe time that may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would never realize your potential, strength, will power or heart.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of luck.Illness, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test limits of your soul.
Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet affect your life. The successes and downfalls that you experience can create whom you are, and the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact they are probably the most poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them because they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart.

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but also because they are teaching you to love and open your heart and eyes to little things. Make everyday count. Appreciate everything that you possibly can, for you may never experience it again.

Talk to people whom you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high. Hold you head up because you have every right to.

Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you. Create you own life and then go out and live it.

Share this with anyone whom you believe has made a difference in your life.

"If you take your eyes off your goal, all you see is obstacles."

Go out and Live your life.

The Tiny Frogs

Once upon a time there were several tiny frogs.... who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants....

The race began....

Truth : No one in the crowd really believed that th etiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.
You heard statements such as :

"Oh, WAY too difficult!!!"

"They will never make it to the top." or:
"Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"

The tiny frogs began giving up, one by one.... There were some, who, with fresh effort, kept climbing higher and higher...

The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"

More tiny frogs got tired and gave up.... But ONE continued higher and higher and higher.... This one wouldn't give up!

At the end, everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Just one tiny frog, after a big effort, was the only one reached the top! THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it?

A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal. It turned out.... That the winner was DEAF!!! He couldn't hear all the people telling him he couldn't succeed.

The wisdom of this story is :

Never listen to other people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic.... because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you -- the ones you have in your heat!

Always think of th epower words have. Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!