Thursday, December 23, 2010

Glory

(photo taken: Mads Calanog
model: Mean Melad)

Glorious is funny.
Glorious needs to handle patiently.
Glorious needs to happen.
Glorious is rearranging of
what is meant to be.
Of what is designed and planned.
I'm in
constant motion of
God's glory,
so no need for me to worry.
:D


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Team 8 Christmas presentation

video
We just had fun on this. Who wouldn't? With our "Where's Waldo costume?" together with our not so memorized steps? This was so hilarious! I love my team! ^ ^

Team 8, rock on!

(photo taken by: Cherrydale Magtrayo)

Cocktail dress=classic beauty

Beauty is relative, but with a cheerful heart and spirit. Beauty equates to happiness. * *

I'm happy to be with these BEAUTIFUL GIRLS..


(photo taken by Cherrydale Magtrayo)

Team 8 teachers with The Jessica..


(photo taken by LJ Manalili)

10 days to go and everyone anticipates Christmas.
Me too, I'm giddily waiting for that day. ^ ^


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wasn't expecting for something

There are times that I feel like doing nothing and just wait for any surprises to happen. Maybe it's part of my passivity over the situation or I just finished most of my responsibilities or I'm just bored and my mind isn't functioning well. Whatever it is??? I think, my concern was heard from above and I was given something to ponder with....


Today, at exactly 3:10pm (Philippine time)/ 4:10pm (Korean time) one of the challenging one on one student that I had bid goodbye to me. I was surprised to hear it, because my schedule shows that she still has 6 more meeting with me. Honestly, I was quite happy to hear it because I would have a time to take a rest unless the management would give me another class. Nevertheless, it's my free time.


So, she requested for us to play any games. So I allowed her to do so. We played guessing games and tic tac toe. It was like a normal day for me.


Well this student named Sam, we usually teased each other. Like, she would tell me that " I'm ugly!" I would respond," You too!"


Last time, she also humorously annoy my bangs! But I wasn't affected with that, she's just a normal teaser student.


Then, today, she was sad to say her byes to me...


While we played Tic tac toe she wrote something on the board:






And I initially replied (after using a print screen shot and uploading it):




She was amazingly looking on this. We exchanged each other's email addresses, we said, " Take care!"
You know what? I'm ready for people coming and going. What I love about it, is that I know that I would leave something on a person's heart and that other person too would affect me too.


I need to move on...^ ^

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

KCON 2010

Last Saturday (November 27), I attended Kerygma Conference (KCON) which was led by a popular preacher, Bro. Bo. Sanchez at PICC. It’s the 30th anniversary of Light of Jesus (LOJ) community and 20th anniversary of Kerygma magazine. This year, KCON with its theme: RESTORATION had 7 different streams ( Youth Restoration, Singles Restoration, Marriage Restoration, Faith Restoration, Inner healing Restoration, Happy celebates Restoration and Single parent Restoration). I was engrossed with the fact that I even based my blog from restoration. You know, I started blogging last September of this year, I’m such an amateur blogger, but I wanted to express myself in writing that I entitled it as “restoredtalent.”  Anyway, I attended the Single Restoration stream and I was grateful for my Feast friend and ex-officemate, Diana who lends me some money to attend this wonderful event. I was also happy to see there Nay Marj and Ate Lei, 2 of my sisters from S.F.C. (Singles For Christ) community and Cara, my ex-officemate too. I assure myself that this will help me and other singles in the town to understand more how to enjoy singleness blissfully.

PICC's lights

I haven’t seen the first talk because, I came in late. But I was glad that before stepped inside the plenary hall, I heard Ms. Rissa Kawpeng Singson’s voice and giving her talk about: WAITING FOR THE ONE. Though I’ve heard it plenty of times, honestly, it’s not overrated to me because; it’s one of the truths in my life. As I sat at the left of the stage and I was looking for Diana (she told me that she reserved a seat for me.) I decided to stay on my seat and will look for Diana after Ms. Rissa’a talk. I heard Ms. Rissa testifying how she waited for so many years for the man God has prepared for her. This line strucked me, when she said that she started to give her life in service for the Lord, when she turned 16 years old, after her long awaited JS Prom and she never stopped. She told us that she met different men in her life, but it never worked out the way she wanted. She’s a tough woman, and nobody dare to ask her out, maybe only few. There were times when she would impatiently rebuke the Lord for not giving her what she prayed for. Then at the age of 33 years old, she met another man and thought that he’s the one, ironically that’s the same age when Jesus died. They enjoyed each other’s company but it never lasted too. And finally she uttered, “This is it. I think I’m called for single blessedness.” There was also a time, when she asked her 2 sisters this question: How would you know if he’s the one? Then each of them answered in a different time and place: You know and you know and you know and you know.

 But she’s confused, for the words that came out from her mind was: I don’t know.
That’s it, she’s not ready maybe.

To cut the long story short. (as I quoted her favorite line on her talk)


(Ms. Rissa's captured photo on the white screen)

 One day, her very determined girl friend asked her to go on a blind date. At first, she resisted but along the way, she never thought that this REJECTED STUFFED BLIND DATE would become a way for her to meet her husband named Randy. That’s it, she met him at the age of 36 years old and got married 2 years after. She has 2 fantastic kids and she owes it for enjoying her singleness to the blast. After meeting Randy and got married to him, she told us that waiting too long is also same with a 5 second delay. I just apprehend now how important it is to be patient and faithful to what God has given us.

There were 3 things that she pointed us from her talk:

1.     Don’t run ahead of God because of impatience or anxiety.


2.     God is generous to give what we need at the moment.
3.     Consult God when making your plans; don’t just give Him His deadlines.

She also shared few bible verses such as story of David’s sin; story of Samuel.. I love the bible verses..: )











Then she ended the talk with an inspirational song together with the Music ministry’s powerful voices and vibrant instruments. Ms. Rissa left me with a copious heart and mind.

D and me
  It’s LUNCH TIME with my friends, Cara and Diana.





optimism



I just edited this with a quote because my officemate
inspired me when she told me that I was very creative..hahaha
I was flattered, of course.. So I decided to do one of my favorite
hobby and that is to think of a tagline together with its suitable picture. ^ ^

Monday, November 22, 2010

Harry Potter 7, will be surely missed


Why do I love the friendship among Harry, Ron and Hermione?

I think it’s because they know their PURPOSE as the protagonists in the book adaptation Harry Potter.

Just yesterday, I eagerly watched Harry Potter and the deathly hollows (Part 1) with my fave movie buddy in town, my sister, Pao. Oh my! I was really impressed and my anxiety grew with the dark visual and intense sound effects plus the vigorous and riveting musical compositions and the jaw dropping special effects . Well, this coming of age film never fails to flabbergast me from the first scene wherein Lord Voldemort gathered all his dark forces supporters in which he brutally tortures Professor Charity Burbage (it was a trembling scene for it showed their disloyalty between friends- Professor Burbage and Snape), until the final scene wherein he robbed Dumbledore’s wand for his undoubtedly evil interest. I was dismayed because I was programmed to end the whole scene wherein Harry Potter would finally defeat Voldemort.
 
But that’s the power of film, it may exudes your temper to wait for the next HP series.

I was really thrilled by the story line and twists. These questions occupied my mind after watching the movie and lemme share this to those who doesn’t watch the film yet. Why does Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) needs to change his wand in killing Harry Potter? Why did Harry(Daniel Radcliffe) turned undesirable in the Wizard’s world? Did Ron (Rupet Grint) got jealous over Harry’s and Hermione’s brilliance (Remember: Ron is sometimes dull headed)? OR it’s because Harry’s and Hermione’s partnership in defeating Voldemort are getting stronger? Who would betray who?

I also love the scene wherein the 3 characters consistently overcome their fears of independency, insecurity and disloyalty. It was such a never-ending struggle between the protagonists and antagonists. Contrary to Hermione's (Emma Watson) concerned nature, she showed fierceness in using her wand to kill the enemies' attacks. Yes, her character was really a hit for me. She depicted her physical and emotional capacity to survive, though we know that she’s a mudblood. Of couse, it’s also a much awaited scene on how Ron would vanquish his fear in helping the damsel in distress, Hermione.

Their friendship was tested. Voldemort, reigned with his vengeance. In the midst of story’s plot of turmoil and disarray, avid Potter readers will find some sense of control as the film revisits quite a few of the “obliviating” and scores of other spells, PolyJuice potions, and magical mirrored objects introduced in Harry’s earlier years at Hogwarts.

Though most of the cinematography exposed visual anxiety, there were also serene and humorous moments among the characters. The audience may find it hilarious too. As for me, I heard a group of high school students most of the time sharing their sighs along with the spectator like us..^_^

Every HP fans would wait for July until we’ll be over with this whole series. I’m not affected much, but I’ll surely miss this grandiose film of all time.



Friday, November 19, 2010

Declaration of Purity

I don’t know but I have this certain excitement in posting a declaration as serious as this. Most of my Christian friends (whether from SFC or Born Again Christian) would always tell me, “The desire of my heart would be granted.” (Proverbs 10:24)

 I keep on waiting and waiting for the right man to comes along. Yes, I admit that I’m becoming impatient and I admittingly did mistakes in choosing who to love, my intentions in loving the person and I became envious too with those who have a loving partners. It’s been a struggle for me to accept that maybe it’s not yet my turn. The effects on me are sometimes bad. God and some of my trusted friends know what I’ve been through in my LOVELIFE.

But the Good Lord, gave me reasons not to be disappointed for not having THE ONE. He supplied me with His patience and love through the people surrounding me. From the love and support of my family, community, friends, Bible, prayers, trust in me, how I can’t be alone with this battle?

                   “When God made you, He must’ve been thinking about me.”
                                                                       -       Newsong
God is always faithful in making me believe, that there’s someone meant for me. I would always have trust his promise. That’s my heartfelt determination. I’m so proud of my past decisions when it comes to sexual purity. I also learned a lot from the books that I’ve been reading since then. Such as What to do until Love finds you, Joyfully single, How to meet your One true love, Captivating, Bible stories especially Ruth’s and Boaz’s love story, testimonies of True Love waiters and my own experiences too. Nothing can compare to the joy that RIGHT TIMING gives. I would willingly grasp it in my hands, and embrace it till it last.


It's better to know and love the Lord for his kindness first. I've learned to value myself more and be contented with him. I bore an imperfect love for the ONE who make things perfectly. He started to erase my shame and he wanted me to believe for my TRUE BEAUTY.


Though this is inconsistent that every morning I would ask for my Creator's embrace. I'll make sure that I spend a few minutes of my time in having a "3rd place,"- a place between me and my Father. Our connection is just a prayer away. I love what I'm doing.


                  " Oh God is enough for me, nothing else will ever be."
                                      (from the song God is Enough)

 I also saw how my immature and childish ways deceived me before- ahh..there are times, that still I am. I chose the forbidden path at times, but as my Household head before told me. I willingly ask for forgiveness. Repent. And take chances.


So as I made a resolve for all my struggles, I know I'll be tested like Job. But I don't care enough for that, as long as I have my trusted friends and community. Through that resolve, I know I would grow and be mature enough someday. My preacher, Bro. Bo Sanchez once said: Here's a secret mature people know in their hearts even if they don't know it cognitively: Your phyisiology affects your psychology. Your feeling follows your action.

I totally agree on it. If we keep on doing acts of love, we increase our feelings of love.


 I'll stand firm:


I surrender all my hindrances in loving truly, the way love should manifest. It's my heart's desire. BUT waiting for the right man, time and place are the most essential of all. While, you're not yet there, MY MAN. I'll take
time to fly with all the goodness of my heart.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MK's first video clip for the Lord

video

Thanks for the God-given gift Maria Katherine! Keep it up!
I'm inspired to do so next time. : )

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Pepero day


Today is  Korea's celebration for Pepero day. It's similar with Valentines day.  It is named after the Korean snack Pepero and held on November 11, since the date "11/11" resembles four sticks of Pepero. Every teacher here in the office had a unique way of greeting each of the students. And for me, I greeted them with enthusiasm and I asked them if they could also give me some (though it's impossible to do so, teasing is just a rapport building between me and my students.)It's kinda upsetting because 2 of my academy classes were done eating their pepero so I didn't have the chance to capture the box of pepero.: (

But Teacher Cherry sent through the message pop up her students showing her the strawberry flavored pepero, in which my advanced students confirm that it's not the original one. But it's ok. I was relieved to see this.
 

(photo taken by Cherrydale)

After handling 2 consecutive academies, I had a one on one class with Sam. During the circle time, I asked her if she ate some pepero today. And she said, " Yes." I told her to get it, unhesitantly she showed the pepero box. I excitedly took her a picture. : )


( Sam shyly showing her pepero)

Thank God for my 2 hour break atleast I could prepare some of my stuffs for this day, you know whether personal or job related paraphernalia. (That was the time where I had an idea in blogging about pepero)


          It needs to have a distinction between my kiddie and advanced student. So there you go.  It was more detailed to communicate with my highschool students. During the conversation that I had with my 3 male students, they told me that this day was only for couples. Since he was single and noone gave him pepero, he was quite upset for what he saw. Anyway, I affirmed him that we love him. He was relaxed. They were really funny students. ^ ^





I've tasted pepero already. It was like a crunchy snack coated with chocolate. Our Korean manager gave each teachers when she returned from Korea. Nice one! * ~ *

Monday, November 8, 2010



Nong isang araw ko pa iniisip ang mga katagang ito. Salamat at naipahiwatig ko na sa pamamagitan
ng larawang ito.
Masaya ako kapag nagkekwento ako. Kaakibat na yun ng buhay ko.
Bata pa lang ako sabi ni lolo eh sobrang pala-kwento na ko, pero alam
ko ang salitang kontrol at tamang pag-pili ng mga salita.

Sapagkat natutunan yun sa tamang pag-aaral at gabay ng mga nakatatanda.

Kalalakhan ko na ang pag-kekekwento, pangako ko yan sa sarili ko't
sa iba. Balang araw maikikwento ang pinaka magandang mga
storya sa buong mundo.

Hinay-hinay lang.
Paisa-isa.
Paunti-unti.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Alone but there's more to that

                                               (Photo taken last April 25, 2009, Puerto G.)
  I miss Nii. : (


As we walked along the White Sand Resort's seahore. I know someone is willing to accompany me. Woah!  Well, it's what you call Friend. : )

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Child's eyes


Oct. 23, 2010

I'm currently sitting with this very bubbly, naughty, hyper-active Korean girl named Jessica. We used to call her "The Jessica" because she always puts "the-article-the" whenever she makes sentences. It's kinda tiring to sit with her, talk with her because she has so many inquiries(woah-whatta functioning brain!).


But I enjoyed being with her. She was plainfully cute and wonderful.


One time, she sweetly and innocently asked me if she could sit down on my lap while I was readying myself for the Demo of new book. I allowed her to do so.


Then she asked me if she truly looked like Sadako. Well, unabashedly her eyeballs were gone and I only see her sclera (happy halloween The Jessica and ENOZ!). Then I told her, "You look like Sadako whenever you do that expression, but when your eyes look normal, you appear like Pucca."  She went on, " Who's Pucca?" Then I set my eyes on the net and searched for pucca's image. Then I enlarged the cute photograph so that she could recognize it. She smiled at me and said, "I look like her?" And I said, " Yes!"


(The Jessica-pucca)


As I was thinking she only needed to hear another set of words, because she was used to hear a lot of teases that she looked like Sadako.


Then she asked me of what she could wear for the Halloween. I ceased for a second and said, "Maybe you could be a ghost!" She said, "Yes, I want too." We want to my station to get some props and voila! I found my websy cotton stuff for my halloween designed background. She said she wanted me to put these things on her dress that she may look like a ghost.

So I was looking forward to glance her on that day.

Press fast forward:
Oct. 31, 2010

The Jessica walked on Enoz' aisle and parading her beautiful self from station to station. I expected more and I was right. I told myself, " I thought you'll be a ghost!"

But apparently she was outshining with her long black dress witchie costume.. That made the rest of us awe to her. : )

(photo taken during the Halloween party in Enoz)


(I love you, pls don't pay a visit with me when I'm alone..~ _ ~)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Some English to Korean translations

[chwimi] Hobby
[jumal] Weekend
[Jumal jal bonaesyeosseyo?] Did you have a nice weekend ?
[chin-gu] Friend
[chin-gurang] With a friend
[san] Mountain
[joahada] To like/to enjoy
[aju] Very
[geo-ui] Almost
[je-il] The best
[teuki] Especially
[areumdaptta] Beautiful
[yeong-hwa] Movie
[yeong-hwa(reul) boda] To see a movie
[jaemi itta] Good
[jal haet soyo] Good job
[ara durosho seyo?] Do you understand?
[ kamsa heyo] thank you
[pali] hurry up!
[chaka manyong] Please wait.
[ipen yeoja] beautiful girl
[mutjin namja] handsome boy
[jeong hanbyeol] one star
[saranheyo] I love you.

Four Seasons :
[bom] Spring
[yeoreum] Summer
[ga-eul] Fall/Autumn
[gyeo-ul] Winter

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Conquerors

“Patience is the courage of the conqueror, the strength of man against destiny.” - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

I'm a self-proclaimed OC lady. I played on and on my mind the things that happened for a moment. Let's say I searched essential and interesting news today or I downloaded songs from the pc. I would pressed rewind for the productive time that I had. Simply because I haven't experienced things that I'm grasping and learning now. It's like "learning all you can for the time passes so swiftly."


I sometimes can't help to think how technology is awesome for it compressed time in a single biochip or memory card. Be it on a e-reader (the newest handy mini library from sony), an iphone or laptop.



I'm a technology fan. I may not be too techie, but acquiring it lets you conquer the world.
Its advantages are beyond what an average mind can comprehend. Thanks to Bill Gates(microsoft), Michael Dell (Dell), deceased Jef Raskin (Mac) and those genius behind creating updated computers.


Bill Gates(on the left) Jef Raskin (on the middle) Michael Dell (on the right)

Post modern era (computer runs 93% of the world), the period that we stayed in, or maybe we're now closed to cyberspace stage (I just coined this term, wherein computer runs almost 100% of the world). A world of facebook, skype, twitter and other social sites. A world of businesses, online marketing, teaching.


How can a person go against it if it connects or rekindles relationship, updates latest information or gives a sense of belonging for almost everybody is into it right now?

This is something that's not considerably argumentative. Stated were my 3 validated reasons:

First, computer provides money to those who risk in creating businesses.

Next, it's a way of showcasing one's creativity in arts, through posting a soulful blogs, mixing and arranging nostalgic musics, capturing amazing photos, editing a marvelous videos, etc
Finally, it also bridges cultural and geographical boundaries through oline chatting and teaching.


Technology is now a state of mind and identity. But still it's good to be traditional. Especially to those who aren't aware of this. They need to learn as well the benefits of computer in one's life.


This should be something that others should know. They need to belong. Let's help them to adherent and not to be intimidated with this. A chance to unite with others too.
(The Evolution of man, photo courtesy of Eric John Cuevas)

Thursday, September 9, 2010


( courtesy of http://artpad.art.com)

- Eversince, I tried to draw an anime eyes, but I never made a good one.
For me, this drawing was good, because alas' I made it! ^ ^

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Social Realist

I'm grateful for I'm alive. Simply accepting who I am.
Resting if I want to.
I learn not to take things personally.

I learn to wait, to move on my turn,
to let other fulfill their dreams,
to be a friend,
to make someone as my friend,
to learn from others,
and to share what I have.


Things work in constant motion.
I don't have to worry, instead
be appreciative of what I have now.


If things don't go perfectly.
All I could say is, " I fail proudly."
Atleast, I could maximize my talent and resources.
Neither self-pity nor fear has no hold of me.


I'm steady. But I could be flexible,
for the world is not solely about me.

Everyone deserves to be applauded too,
especially those who are fulfilling
THEIR DARING DREAMS.


And someday, if all my dreams would come
true, I'll also hear a never-ending applauses
from people.


I thank you!~ !






Monday, September 6, 2010

Therapy

Have you ever been on a salon or spa house?
How about on a "manghihilot' or therapist?

If your answer is " Yes," be grateful because undergoing a smooth or hard massage is terrifically relaxing. The therapist's touch accompanied with lotion will get you fall into a deep and sound sleep.

BUT it depends on what kind of massage you undergo to. It's either you would encounter a hard massage which is normally found in a Healing center. Or in just a simple spa house. The difference between the 2 were on it's approach. On a healing center, you're firmly massage wherein the therapist touched the most painful part of your body whether it was on your back, upper and lower torso.

According to them, it's better to release all the pain in your body before it gets complicated on the latter part of our lives.

It's more of getting ahead of the greater pain and choosing the lesser pain in which the therapist is normally doing.

And on a spa, you could demand them to be gentle, if you feel like their getting hard on you.

This has a similarity with my life. For the past few years, I've faced countless problems and deeper pains ( I won't specify all yet) and with the positivity of my heart and mind, I've been blessed too.

I've always chosen the painful therapy for I'm aware of MY FATHER'S Future plan in me.

" All things work for good to those who love Him, and to those whom He called according to His purpose. : ( Romans 8:28)

My forever favorite Bible passage and my God's promise bullet.

Taking these glorious words, focused touch and affirmative result will lead me into a HEALING. : )

It's like refreshing all my dead cells, revitalizing the smooth flow of my blood streams and energizing my weak body.

My therapist is not just an ordinary one. But He is the PERFECT THERAPIST THAT WE COULD FREELY CONSULT EVERYTIME WE NEED A MENDING.

Without any surprises, HE IS OUR GOD. The God Of Healing. He healed all the wounded part of my soul. Including my depression and frustration. And mind you, He consistently works on me.: )

Woah, I'm forever grateful! : )

He healed me using His LOVE through the people who loves me and whom I love.

And that includes, You! : )

I also realized one thing. He showed me a High class way of therapy and that's through TEACHING.

Teaching kids to be kind to the elders, teaching people to be good to others and to theirselves, and teaching myself to be delightful from what I have and I'm going to have. : )

How about you?

How do you want to be healed, my friends and co-teachers?; )