Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas: Happy and Sad

Christmas in the Philippines is one of the big events before each year ends. For me there were a lot of happy and sad moments about my Christmas this year.

Reasons to be happy&thankful:

  1. Won a stand fan during our company Christmas party.
  2. Promoted as a manager with a business firm (my sideline, for more info email me hehehe).
  3. We had our performance bonus.
  4. Got a new headset with mic for my pc at home.
  5. Able to attend the "misa de galo".
  6. Still able to manage time for work, business, sports and fun.
  7. Lucky number 10 rank at cdoblogger.
  8. Received gifts that are very useful (others were instrument for me to have what I have always wanted even before I can include them in my prayers).
  9. Spent the holiday with the whole family, my parents bro&sis, niece and nephews!
  10. Most of all had good health.

Still sad, why?

  1. Missed the company Christmas party (woke up 4:30AM for the mass then headed for badminton at 6AM, then hurried to the office at 9AM for router configuration workshop which was supposed to be an 8AM-5pm seminar but have to work at 2-10pm---decided not to go to the party since the venue was 30minutes away from our office, so I can sleep longer and be able to attend mass at dawn the next day).
  2. Was not able to mail Christmas cards (or made a phone call or buy gifts for my "inaanak"-godchildren) for my friends abroad because I have very hectic schedule this month ( vacation leave were all used up and no one is available for swapping of schedules anymore---OT tendencies).
  3. Can't use my headset at home (my 2 year old niece is simply irresistible, she wants to play with it).
  4. Missed the 8th mass of "misa de galo" (still lucky, based on our schedule at the office I was supposed to be absent from the dawn mass for two days but my colleague had to be home on 25th decided to swap skeds).
  5. Worst, spent Christmas eve at work.

Thanks for reading this entry, I know we can stay happy always knowing and counting our blessings. Christmas is everyday with those who are happy knowing the love of Christ!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

What Kristine Roa Said...

I don't really know her (maybe some of you knows her),guess she's also from Cagayan de Oro City like me. She left this comment in my blog...

Kristine Roa said...
Are you sick? Or are you just plain KSP *kulang sa pakog*?

Those pictures are offensive. These people are OUR friends, and you can rant to be about freedom of expressing yourself in your blog but I swear to GOD -- it just goes to show how you lack attention. DOn't you have friends?

Whatta loser.

1:47 AM, December 04, 2005

I appreciate it Kristine that: (1)you care, for the persons involved were your friends, (2)you think those pictures are offensive, (3)you know something about freedom of expression, bloggers do, and most of all (4)by faith you know GOD!

Maybe I am sick, maybe I am KSP, but only GOD knows who we really are. You will know me better than blogging someday. But let me tell you, I hate retaliating with unkind words,you see I am human being with brains and soul to keep. I have to be kind, not to please everyone, but to please my GOD.

Those links were sent to me via email, from a friend who works abroad. YES, I have friends too just like you. I made links to those pictures out of a friend's request. YES, the truth is that everybody (in our office and my friends) have seen the XU scandal video and maybe I was the last one who received an email with links to those pictures.

I have not seen nor planned to view that video, its my prerogative. For me to have seen those pictures is enough. But Kristine, here's a deal: If you can ask everyone (those who have seen the XU scandal video, here and abroad, a lot of them maybe 1%, hehehe!) to send me a request to remove the links to those pictures, I swear to you I'll grant your request.

XU Scandal VCD selling like hot cakes
What Kristine said was absolutely appreciated. To Kristine Roa: I would like to thank you for your time visiting my blog. I am happy to see you leaving comments like this. It lets me know you are there, and that I have to write something for you guys to read.

If you think I made a great deal, tell your friends, and why don't you leave comments like that also?

Friday, December 02, 2005

Mindanao Earthquake

As promised, I have to give you an update report about the earthquake experience:

Mindanao was hit by earthquake with intensity 5, an aftershook in Cagayan de Oro at intensity 2.

The good news: No damages were reported, thanks GOD!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Earthquake Experience

Oh my GOD, I was about to publish this blog when I accidentally erased everything I started. Well I have no choice but to write again!
Today 1:05 I was shaken by the earthquake with a still unknown intensity. I panicked because I started thinking about those quakes on tv. Its very scary specially that intensity 7 that hit Baguio way back in my elementary years. It started to run in my mind, not to mention its aftershock. I figured out the recent tsunami experienced in South Asia, too bad.
Working alone inside this room at night time would make you think about alot of scary things (our shifting schedule for 24X7 operation:6am-2pm,2-10pm,10pm-6am). And with that longer than 2minutes earthquake, who won't panic? I called an operator who is situated in another room in this building, then calm me down. We were both in the state of getting out of the building, so afraid what will happen next. We just laughed at our selves then and thanked God we were safe when the earthquake fade away.
I'll update this blog for the intesity and (I hope not so bad) aftershock if any.

Expect the Unexpected

Hi Grace, I might lighten up your mind in some ways or ruin your day hehehe.

Seriously:I believe guys are just like that, they can hardly express who they are and what they feel. I know you are special to him, but sometimes only maturity (according to one priest, maturity means, accepting when your bf/hubby/someone is not on time, accepting someone who gossips/etc.) can make you accept the person's attitude/character. If you think you can't handle this kind of thing, you better stop reading those book about divorce, it makes you think about it every now and then. Divorce is not good about saving the family,yes books can help us in someways. But this time I think you are too afraid that one of those stories you read might happen to you. It happened to someone I know too. If your hubby won't talk to you, then take time to talk to him, swallow you pride. PRIDE is the very thing that can ruin relationships while communication is the best. You are never alone, all the time God is with you, reason enough for you to count on your blessings and be happy. I know you are homesick and tired and affected with your reading materials, but never think about divorce-you are simple paranoid, am sorry that was my impression. I am single I know its easier said than done. But I know what you are experiencing right now facts of life, still in the adjustment period of marriage. I know some couples fight because all of us really are different, we think differently-we are UNIQUE. So no need to blame on ethnicity etc, face you fear and admit to your self that you need prayers and reflections. I know you have the best books, but I suggest you have the BIBLE. Think of happy moments and think about Pristine growing-up with a happy family. It takes two to tango, ask your hubby to make you family life happier by spending time praying together. The family that prays together stays together.

This was a comment I posted to my friends blog last November29. I know am ignorant about marriage and so with life. But the truth is I never meant to ruin my friend's day, not to anyone. I took the courage to write that comment because I thought I can help her and maybe others. I was not really expecting her negative interpretations.

Her criticism about me: I agree am single without any knowledge about marriage life can easily "swallow my pride and communicate", I know its easier said than done. This is true for all ages hehehe but I don't mean I won't get hurt if ever I have a husband soon in my life and would ignore me and my child. But I cannot take that reason "ignoring me&my child" not to communicate anyway, but the we can never tell what's next in this life.

Ethnicity/Divorce/Paranoid: I mentioned this because I was reading alot JAPS thing in her blog, that I thought she was referring to ethnicity, that Filipino-Japanese differences. Divorce was also mentioned in her blogs, that I panicked because she might be paranoid about what she's reading. Maybe I was paranoid at that time, I was just reading between the lines.

Maturity/Martyrdom: She decided to write a blog about this too and the priest. What I said about maturity does not mean that we accept what is wrong-sinful deeds, but accept that person as well as the character. We can leave the person if he remains sinful and bad, I did not mean to be a
martyr. I was not questioning her faith or with anyone. I respect everybody's prerogative about religion and so on and so forth. But isn't it true we need prayers and reflections?

As a Roman Catholic, only God knows what kind of a Christian I am. When I go to church, I never meant to judge anyone, who is giving out the homily. Take for instance, you attend a seminar about this new technology thing. You then happen to know that the speaker failed all his subjects in college, was drug addict and pusher,etc. How will you learn from him if you think about that bad background, and not his background with that new technology thing?

When I wrote a comment, I viewed it in two prospective. I expected that she might might become enlightened or I ruin her day. The unexpected was her two blogs out of my longest comment ever in the world history. My apology if my comment really sound very annoying, I know it is for her. Peace na ta Grace ha?

I hope did I great job with blogging, I meant to enlighten you guys, and not ruin to your day!