Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Daily Cup of Wisdom

-March 28
"Everyone deserves to experience some unconditional love."

-March 29
"Knowledge is what separates being prepared and being lucky."

-March 30
"Don't despair when the going gets rough, for that's when you discover how strong you really are."

-March 31
"If you've managed to achieve a goal without a struggle, it's time to set your sights higher."

"Changing your mind, changing your goals, or changing direction is not a sign of indecision - it's a sign of growth."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My 1st Ever Fun Run - Yakult 10-Miler Race 2011

I woke up at exactly three o'clock in the morning last March 27, 2011. I took a bath and went straight to the office where our meeting place is. We left the place at 4:00 a.m. and we're super excited to go to CCP Manila to attend the Yakult 10-Miler Race 2011. 
Our day will not be complete without pictorials. The camera captured the once-in-a-lifetime first ever bonding moment fun run we ever had. We had a lot of snapshots before and after the event.
We seized the moment with our first fun run.  Though I only finished the 5k race within 54:44 minutes I'm still proud of my accomplishment. It's my first time in joining such event and have made it possible even without practice. It's actually a wonderful thing. I achieve something good. And I feel better.

After the event, we have decided to look for some food place where we could eat breakfast. We all agreed to dine at Aristocrat Restaurant in Malate, Manila.
took a snapshot before we entered the resto
while waiting for our order
I ordered Filipino Breakfast Set (Longganisa & Chicken Adobo w/ hot tea) with a price of  Php 239.00 to satisfy my hungry tummy.
garlic rice
with fried eggs, longganisa and chicken adobo
Overall, the breakfast was a wonderful way to cap the end of our first ever Fun Run. See you on our next race. It's so addictive!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dinner at Aristocrat Restaurant

Last Sunday, March 20, I attended the 1st day of HPMA Inter-hospital Badminton Tournament held at 365 Badminton Court in Pasay City. It was really a tiring day. I'm not a badminton player but still I felt tired. I was there to assist the HPMA Officers in handling the program.

After the game, our team informed us that we'll be heading to Aristocrat Restaurant in Roxas Blvd., Malate,  Manila to have a sumptuous dinner. All of us were tired so much so that we're thankful that we could have a simple treat for ourselves and have fun with the team while enjoying the food.

While waiting for our order, here what I've got.
And then after several minutes, foods were served. Let's eat.
Aristocrat Pancit Canton. I love it so much. It's so yummy.
Chopsuey. Topped with crab meat, shrimp, pork and chicken.
Iced tea.
And, of course, their famous Barbecued Chicken with Java Rice.

My entry to:
Happy Food Trip Friday!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

At the Crossroad of Life

Lost. Confused. Unsure. Worried. These are the things that occupies my mind today. I see myself standing at the crossroad of life. Life is full of uncertainties. Our laid plans go astray. We don't know what exactly God has in store for us. The only certain thing we do have is to believe and be still in God's love for us.

I'm still trying to find my calling, on what's really my purpose in life. I feel like I'm stuck in the middle of the crossroad. Uncertain of what life path I choose to embark on. That in the end I could say I don't have any regret. Decision making is one of the hardest thing to do. It needs proper timing and consideration of what matters most. I know there are times that we need to make a big decision. A decision that sometimes we need to sacrifice and give up something just to get what's close to our heart's desire. But I know there is always a risk on everything.

Just like this paper boat, I am now floating on the wide open ocean water. Will I wait for the wind to blow down on me? Or steer myself in the direction I want to go even if it's against the wind? I don't know the answer yet.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Daily Cup of Wisdom

- March 22
"Our perception of the world comes from our past experiences and is influenced by our expectations of the future. Only when both can be put aside is it possible to experience the richness of the present moment and see the world from a fresh perspective."

- March 23
"When broken dreams cross my path, it helps me to know that it takes broken soil to grow a flower, broken clouds to bring rain, and broken grain to make bread."

-March 24
"An easy way to make a bad day better is to smile at everyone you meet."

-March 25
"Knowledge is like a drop of water released into the ocean of the generations, a vast sea of discovery where no one struggles to reach the shore."

-March 26
"Life, like roses, is a package deal, thorns and blooms. Hope, added to petals, transforms them from seasonal leftovers into lasting keepsakes, and blends our days into a potpourri of enduring possibilities."

-March 27
"Emotions are what being human is all about."
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Daily Cup of Wisdom

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Daily Cup of Wisdom

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Daily Cup of Wisdom

Friday, March 18, 2011

Daily Cup of Wisdom

Pink Samsung GT-S5233W Star Wi-Fi Phone

Due to snatch incident happened to me last November 2010, I decided to have a Pink Samsung S5233 Star Wi-Fi Phone as replacement on my lost Nokia 5000. Samsung Star is basically a touch screen model, with a sleek layout. It has many amazing features that's why I loved it. I also used color pink mobile phone cover. I have two cellular phones but I use this one every day.

My 3rd entry to Pink Fridays.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Daily Cup of Wisdom

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Word-Filled Wednesday: John 16:33

Peace can only be found in God. In this material world, we face tribulations, hardships, sufferings, troubles and all. But God tells us to be of good cheer. God have overcome the world.  The Lord will overshadow us, and we will find refuge under His wings. We just have to entrust our life to Him.

My 2nd entry to Word-Filled Wednesday.

Daily Cup of Wisdom

Monday, March 14, 2011

Yellow Dancing Lady Orchid

Here is the Yellow Dancing Lady Orchid. I took this photo last March 07, 2011 during the Annual Orchid and Garden Show hosted by the Philippine Orchid Society held at Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road, Quezon City. Racquel and I attended the said event. We're glad that we both won raffle prizes. It's an orchid plant - a yellow dancing lady orchid. The same kind of orchid you can see on the above snapshot of my Mellow Yellow Monday entry today.

My 2nd entry to Mellow Yellow Monday.

Yellow Blooms with Rich Green Leaves

"The beauty of yellow blooms with rich green leaves brightens my day"
When I found out that there is a wonderful meme about anything GREEN, I never hesitate to join. I am a nature lover and I feel so calm and at peace every time I see wonderful green creation of God. Mother Earth needs our help to maintain its natural beauty. We have to conserve it for the benefits of all. Let us promote the green living through eco-friendly ways and do our part in keeping our planet Earth wonderful world to live in.

I loved this yellow blooms with rich green leaves. It was planted in the flower box located at the side of the building here in my workplace. It's nice to look at the gorgeous and beautiful flowering plants healthily grows in that place. What a beautiful sight!

My 1st entry to Green Monday.

Happy 1st Blog Anniversary

Time flies really fast. It is now March 14, 2011. It's the one year anniversary of this simple blog. I made this blog as my sounding board. An overt journal filled with life experiences, precious moments, innermost thoughts, mixed emotions, travel and travails, gustatory trip, daily musings and everything in between in the life of a middle-born child.

I do love blogging. It is my outlet in life. Here, I can freely unload my feelings, sentiments, ideas, opinions and many more. I am so thankful for all of my followers, friends and visitors. I gained a lot of knowledge and information about anything in life. It gives me more inspiration to go further and just enjoy the journey of the blogging world. I know I only have limited time to spend in this ride but I don't want to stop. I will try my best to pursue what I've started. I work 8-14 hours daily for six days in a week. That's the reason why I feel tired and exhausted at the end of the day and lazy enough to do blogging thing. But I don't want to give up. I want to explore and learn more about it, particularly the challenges, satisfaction, opportunities and enjoyment it will bring.

For all my followers, friends and visitors, thank you so much for being a part of my blogging journey. I really appreciate your comments and messages. A million thanks for giving me a fraction of your time. 

Friday, March 04, 2011

Precious Moments Dolls

For sure, every Precious Moments collectors would be eager and glad to own these Precious Moments Dolls. I wanted also to have one. They're so cute and adorable particularly the pink colored dolls. A great entry for Pink Fridays.

Precious Moments Dolls

These photos were taken last January 2009 during my one week vacation in my hometown, the province of Aklan. The day before I go back to Manila, we went to Sampaguita Garden Resort & Spa located in 506 Rizal Street, New Washington, Aklan. Sampaguita Garden basically showcases Precious Moments products. And one of them is the Precious Moments Doll Collection.

My 2nd entry to Pink Fridays.

The 65th Philippine Annual Orchid Show

The Philippine Orchid Society is holding its 65th Annual Orchid and Garden Show at the Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road, Quezon City on February 25 to March 07, 2011 with the theme "Green Living with Orchids". The show will feature the best orchid blooms and there are free lectures available to all interested.

When I read this wonderful news in the internet, I'm so excited and very interested to attend the event. I asked Racquel if she wants to be with me on the said event. I'm glad she did. We have decided to attend the show on Monday, March 7 in which the topic to be discussed will be "Start your Own Flower Garden" by East West Seed Company. The said topic will start at 3:00 in the afternoon. Entrance fees are P20.00 for adults and P15.00 for senior citizens/students. So glad, it's very affordable.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Word-Filled Wednesday: Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart. And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

These are the words that  I should keep in mind whenever I feel like I've lost my way. Sometimes, I do wonder what's ahead of me. There are so many questions that I couldn't find an answer. But contemplating on these words makes me realize that I should trust the Lord with all my heart and acknowledge His ways. I should depend only with Him. So that He will guide me on the right direction. 

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