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Thursday, October 28, 2010

CC: I will Do It Tomorrow

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   Hi Mommy Liz I missed last topic of the CC. I was busy with coaching and doing my role as the former president of the Division Elementary School Paper Adviser, I have still to function as a president. Whew busy days are over. I can continue with this new found hobby. Hanging up for blogging.
   Yes, just like you there were several times my hubby told me "I will do it Tomorrow" and ended up doing it a month after. Anyway, he reasoned out "tomorrow never ends, there are still lots of tomorrow to come"and he still has to do this one first and that one next.... At first it really annoyed me, it made me mad. Specially when I want the result right away.In fact,  before I pretended to do it myself, (parinig kunyari ako nalang gagawa). But I realized I am grabbing him the role and the right to do things that a husband should do. Even grabbing him the right to work by himself. He has a mind of his own. I should not command...I just have to remind. ( Not a commander-in-chief but a secretary to remind.. what to do).
    I agree we should be slack sometimes with our hubby. Let him work things without wife compelling him to do. After all, if there are things left undone I am sure he is aware and he is just looking for a right time to do it.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Busy Days is Over


    Thank God, busy days is over. The times spent helping journalists were compensating. Most of the journalist bagged award during the Schools Division Press Conference. That is why West City Central School, the school where I taught before came out the over all champion again it is our 3rd time. God is so good.

During the awarding ceremony. West City Central School made it again. Division of
Cagayan de Oro City Schools Press Conference. 3rd Time Champion!

The trophy we won as the Over All Champion!

I am linking this post to Mellow Yellow Monday and Ruby Tuesday

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Busy Week

I am quite busy this few days now. I am helping the school where I taught to coach school children to write news, feature stories, editorial, cartooning and radio broadcasting. I once coached this Journalism group. So I still have the commitment to help them. We are competing since today until Saturday!

Please pray... God bless the contestants


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Follow me Back Tuesday

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Neo Notebook Infected with Virus

     Hu! Hu! Hu! My husband's Neo notebook laptop was infected with intense "Trojan" virus even though it has anti virus on it. We tried to clean, eliminate the threat using cleaner from the net but it cannot be killed right away. Worst is we cannot reformat it right away because it does not have cd drive. We tried to use USB stored reformatter but still to no avail. Could you suggest what to do. They said we should have a external hard drive.

Friday, October 15, 2010

I am Still Useful (May Silbi Pa Rin)

By: Mary Junneth Llesis

   My life started barely 1996. I am full of life and vigor then. In the Philippines they called me "Mansanitas" ( which means small apple). I may not taste like one but in a glance I really looks like a small apple. I can grow anywhere.
    I was conceived in the bird's digestive system and eventually I am set free from that small anus and down to the fertile soil where my life begun. Oh from where I started it's not a joke I have to pass through dark tunnel and from there I started to live my my life as a tiny seed. Sunlight and rain visited me they were the ones who took care of me. Day by day I  can sense the changes in my physical being. After four months my twigs has grown muscles. I started to have beautiful flowers.This was the beginning of my journey.A beautiful life!

    I noticed I am getting sexier everyday not only that. The blossom of my flowers gave me a nice scent. Gotcha! Many bees came to and fro even fighting against one another to be the first one to sip my sweet nectar. I all welcomed them with glee.I gave room to all my guest. They all can sip my bounty and my vigorousness. I was fulfilled seeing them very satisfied.Oh how I wish you have taken photos of me when I was yet lovely as I am!

This is my cousin. "Nitas".Meet our clan!This is how I look like when I was still  young.
Full  of beauty. full of  worth and value

   Days had passed my white flowers became greenish little by little it expanded and the green circle thing was change into yellowish-orange until it were red. My fruits have ripen. I became attractive not only to bees but also to kids passing by. They always drop by and enjoy my small fruit and picked a handful as they left. Not only that,Birds flocked on me to satisfy their craving I was so happy that I did them good.

  But there are naughty kids that do not only enjoy my fruit. they are not satisfied picking it only. They wanted to make my life miserable by picking my unripe fruit, tearing my gorgeous leaves and crippling my twigs. Ouch! But  I can't open my mouth to say a word!

   I just tried to show them that I am well. But deeply I was hurt. Time has healed my would. I continue yielding small sweet fruit. Birds and bees kept on coming to serenade me. What a joy! Life was good! I was very useful. This was my routine since then.

   But Summer of 2010 came. It was so hot. I heard them say that it is an "el niño" phenomenon. I didn't understand what they were saying but I noticed something. My roots cannot get enough water anymore. I begun to be thirsty. My leaves started to whither. Oh my what's happening? My verdant leaves was turning yellowish. Am I sick? If only I can bring myself to an specialist for a check up, why not?
     I started to grow weak, very weak. One day I just woke and saw my leaves are gone. I was bald. I was like a cancer patient who underwent a chemotheraphy. Hu!hu!hu!, I sobbed. What can I do? I can't afford to buy hair grower,  or to get a wig to cover my baldness. Am I dying? Lord what am I going through? 
     Days had passed I grew weaker each day until I noticed. even my twigs and branches had dried up.

   The birds and the bees who once loved and cherished me were all gone. They even freed away from me. I felt that I have a dreadful disease that they want to escape from my presence. I was hurt! so hurt. I whispered to myself " I am no longer useful!"

   How I wished after the drought I could regain my beauty back but to my dismay my wish was not granted. I realized maybe my purpose on earth is done. I have given much. It's time for me to rest.

  The place where my life begin had became my grave. I was not laid down to rest but just stood still as an old stump.

    People who were once adore me, never took noticed of me anymore. I am no longer useful. I am worthless.

   But one day, I saw a man wearing a hat looked at me and smiled. Why? I don't know . I am observing every move he made I saw him brought a handy stair with a hammer and a nail and a rolled something. I just observed him. He climbed up the stair. Placed the rolled something... he tried to make an angle and later....got the nail and hammered it on. I want to argue or made protest..... but, I have to humble myself. It's better this way I can still have my self worth. I told myself, " I AM STILL USEFUL"!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Couple's Corner-Yes Wife?

     Before encoding my entry, I posted the topics for October 2 weeks ago,  since then I tried to check myself,..... Am I a "yes" wife?

    The bible is clear "Ephesians 5:24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit/ or be subject to their husbands in everything." Does it mean that in everything?Even you know that it is not worthy of your submission and obedience?
   Yes, it is hard to say "yes dear" or "yes love" to your husband especially when you think what he want or he planned to do is not you want to do or have, his decisions are not that good compare to your's. But God commanded s through Paul to be submissive, to be willing to say "yes" all the time.

    But the verse does not stop nor begin with that commandment it preceded " Ephesians 5:21 and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ......Husband love your wives and after it says in Ephesians 5:28 So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. It implies that our action of saying yes is just a reciprocal attitude of our husband's love for us. We can say "yes" because we know he loved us so much and he will not make any move that will endanger our relationship to him and of course to the Lord.
    Let me share to you one teaching for wives ed me as a wife it might help you too:

      (Genesis 2:18; Proverbs 31:12; Psalm 28:3)
*Genesis 2:18 Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."

1. By making your home a safe place
    @ a place of encouragement, comfort understanding and refuge (Prov. 31:11,20*
    @ a place he longed to be and fulfill his complete manhood.

2. By being trustworthy and dependable. (Prov. 31:11-12)

3. By maintaining a good attitude ( Prov. 31:26,28,29; James 3:13-18; Phil 4:4)

4. By discussing things lovingly, openly, and honestly with your husband (Eph 4:25) This is one thing we should learn....if we do this surely our hubby will not suggest things that will make us say "NO".

5. By being satisfied and content with your postion, possession, and your task (Phil. 4:6-13: Heb 13:5-6)

6. By being long-suffering, forgiving and forbearing with your husband (Eph. 4:2,31-32, Col 3:12-14)

7. By showing interest in his problems and concerns ( Phil 2:3-4), grateful to him ( Rom. 13:7)

8. By being an industrious, frugal. diligent, ambitious, and creative teammate of your husband. (Psalm 128:3)

9. By offering suggestions, advice, and corrections when needed in a loving fashion (Prov. 31:26)

10. By keeping yourself beautiful, both outwardly and inner person ( 1 Peter 3:3-5)

11. By maintaining a consistent spiritual life ( 1 Peter 3:1-7)

12. By cooperating with him in raising the children ( Eph. 6|:20, Prov. 31:26_28, 1 Tim 5:13-14)

13. By building loyalty to him in the children:
      * lack of respect or confidence in his leadership, complaints about what he has or has not done will have 
         bad effects to children
       * avoid taking sides with the children or anyone against her husband
       * agree with him in disciplining children
       * must settle differences with him away from hearing of the children.

14. By being aggressive and creative sexual partner with your own husband ( ! Cor. 7:3-5; Prov. 3:15-19; Song of Solomon 5:10-16; 7:10-13)

   When we know our role as a wife it is not hard to be a "YES" wife to our hubby!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm not feeling Well

   The kids I am tutoring with has colds. They keep on sneezing and wiping nose. Virus may have left on their hands. When I hold their hands for our writing stroke virus have been transmitted to me. This morning when I woke up. I felt headache and back pains. Ohhh! I am not exempted. Now, I have to drink diluted calamansi or lemon without sugar so my cold won't get worst. In also drink Vita C Plus

Vita Plus Health Juice Drink
Plus my kid came home from school yesterday with sore eyes. My eyes is already itchy now I hope this is not sore eyes or else I will have "sorry eyes".

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Counting days

    My brother Ysrael and his wife Lyka is counting days. And the blessing from the Lord will soon arrive...."Children are gift from the Lord". I just can't picture out their faces for the excitement they feel as they are expecting for their 1st baby and its a girl to be born 2nd week of October. 
During Ysrael and Lyka's weeding last April 2009
    This time, they are very busy preparing for the baby clothes, bottles and other needs of their baby. I am also excited for them. Praying for the normal and easy delivery.
    Welcome to this world lovely Baby girl! 

My 8th Yummy Sunday- Yummy Pop Corn- Mellow Yellow Monday


My kids and I love to much Pop Corn especially when we are watching TV shows or movie from the DVD. Tatay sent this microwavable popcorn Pop Weaver when he sent a Budget box to us. 

This is so crunchy! This is not very salty unlike to other microwavable pop corns that I tried!

I"m linking this post to Yummy Sunday, Mellow Yellow Monday and Smiling Sally's Blue Monday. You might also want to post your entry just click.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Dora the Explorer- Not Innocent as She Is

   My kids Juwella and Hannah love this cartoon character. When our Television set was still connected to Parasat Cable TV, they knew pretty well the time slot of Dora. Nobody can tune the TV to another channel. They also like to collect novelty items that show case Dora. They really love it. My kids are only among the million fans of this what they called "innocent girl with back-packs.
   Yet they do not know what is behind Dora's back pack.  She is not innocent as she is as I read this on the Yahoo News:
'Dora the Explorer' (Nickelodeon/courtesy Everett Collection)

Teen "Dora The Explorer" Voice Sues Nickelodeon

     A teenager who gave voice to the spunky heroine of Nickelodeon's "Dora The Explorer" says the network cheated her out of millions of dollars by underpaying her for work on the groundbreaking children's cartoon series.

Caitlin Sanchez, 14, didn't get the fees she was due for reruns, recordings for DVDs and other Dora products and hundreds of hours of promotional work, she and her family said in a lawsuit filed against Nickelodeon and its corporate parents.

"They took advantage of her," her lawyer, John Balestriere, said Thursday.

Nickelodeon said Caitlin's claims were baseless, and her contract was extensively negotiated.

"She was well-compensated for her work and for personal appearances," network spokesman David Bittler said.

"Dora The Explorer," now in its 10th year, has become a cartoon icon and a cultural force. 
While she made $5,115 per episode, she wasn't paid or was grossly undercompensated for at least 160 extra hours of recording work, and at least 400 hours of promotions, marketing and interviews, her lawsuit said. While traveling the country to talk up the show, she got only $40 a day, it said.

She also wasn't paid her due share of profits from Dora merchandise and her residuals, or rerun fees, for at least 325 airings of her "Dora" episodes - even as Nickelodeon executives told her she'd played a big role in the show's success, according to her lawsuit. One said there had never been "a more high-profile face to a voice," the lawsuit said. 
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Who's the Boss?- Couple's Corner


   I like your punch Liz.... "If my  husband is the KING of the house,  I am the ACE..Hehehe! just kidding.." 
Sometimes we take it lightly but partly this is true we ladies would like to dominate our gentlemen. Especially in the Philippines where women are tagged as "kumander" "commander-in-chief"....she is the one who decide, who orders, who plan at si mister ay "under de saya". 
    During early days of our life as a couple I can't deny that ours is something like this. The notion that I earn bigger than him, I pay the bills and I landed greater position in my work place became the scene in our home. I felt I am the boss. Thus, unknowingly my husband became in-secure but he never opened that up to me. We have a still a little knowledge of the God's designed marriage that time. We thought it is somewhat correct because we have seen  this portrait in many marriages here in the Philippines.
    But as we have grown  and known the Lord through His word. We have learned the Biblical Portrait of Marriage- the imagery of husband and wife relationship as designed by God. 
    Let me give biblical foundation, as this has become our basis especially for me to have "AA" Attitude Adjustment" I mean to change my thinking that my husband has given the authority by the Lord to decide, to govern and to act out his will ( Gen.2:19-20).And God made woman-wife to be a helpmate suitable for the man. Helper- corresponding to. Biblical term a woman who can correspond to his need, to his love. It does not mean that we woman is inferior than  man but God made them equal yet distinct in duty and function. 
   Knowing this, it was not difficult for me to submit to my husband's authority. God has given him the duty to Lord over our home. I have to submit to God's will and his will is for me to submit to my own husband as to the Lord (Ephesians 5:22, Wives, submit to your own  husband as to the Lord). At first, I have to argue... "Submit if?" but God has taught me I have to without excuse. My husband isn't perfect as the head but I have the faith that God will change him from glory to glory. My submission to him will make him realize to do what is best. To ask God's wisdom so he can lead our home and be the "boss" in God's way.
   It is liberating now, I don't have to squeeze my mind my emotion to take the lead. It was so stressful before. Today, am contented to be his helpmate. When he decide I still have the chance to give my opinion and talk about the pros and cons with him. He honors my opinion. Now, I can rest because I know my hubby will take care of everything as the boss!
   (The bible gives lots of Principles about married life it has been our guide. Matured people shared experiences also give us ideas and books about marriage are also helpful. I find this book:

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My Ideal Comfort Room and Bathroom

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   While others in the Philippines do not have Comfort Room. Or let's say their C.R. cannot be classified as room that will give comfort. My family is blessed to have two. Most of all I thank the the Lord for enabling us to have the other one inside the Master's bedroom.
   Really, for me it is very comforting to have a comfort room that I only share with hubby. Although it is furnished in my eyes because it is already tiled it has water sealant flush type bowl and a wash sink. It still lack a something that for me is the most important facility in our Bathroom since the water in our subdivision comes from deep well and it is stock in a reservoir. During rainy season I cant stand the coolness of the stocked water that comes from our faucet. That is why I make it sure that there is a plug- in outlet in our comfort room so that whenever the Lord allows us to buy a electric  water heater we will not worry  where we get the electric supply for that heater. This is being optimistic.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Our Local Lakers Team


    Filipinos are NBA (National Basketball Association) fans and many are avid followers of Lakers team. As a fan they also aspire to wear the Laker's uniform, to play like their idols.

Lakers is  also is my favorite team among the NBA. I learned to love the team when I saw "Magic Johnson" playing. I then became a follower. There were times that they did not reach the finals of the NBA but it did not stop me following the team until the man wearing this shirt and bearing the no.:
brought back  this team into the heights of its glory. Hope they could make it again this finals! Go L.A. Lakers go!

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Friday, October 1, 2010

A Versatile Blogger Award!

   My friend Kero gave me this award. This is very memorable to me cause this is my first award as a blogger. It overwhelmed me to be counted though I know I have lots to learn yet in this blogosphere!

Thanks Sis for this Wonderful Award!

1. I am new a new blogger, starting to learn things and having fun meeting people and friends.

2. I am a new full time mother as I am quitting my public teaching position .

3. I can do my passion now, baking, cooking, gardening. and parenting.

4. I have many times to read books that I desire like "Because He loves Me"

5.I started  leading women Bible Studies.

6. I wanted to have a domain and earn through blogging.

7. I sleep late so I could visit friends and create traffic!

    Rules are simple. Pass this on to your Versatile Blogger friends and share 7 random things about yourself.
And it is my turn to give this award to my new found friends so I could  know them more:
Manang Kim
Sis Krislin Neo
Mommy Bogie Yummy Sunday
My sis Mel Cole Heart's Content
Hottin Anni 
Mommy and Madi of Thursday Theme Song
Roan of Rubbish by Roan
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CC: What do We want from Each other?

"Every marriage should make both partner a better individual if not the best!" this reminder keeps ringing in my memory. That is why sometimes I should not ask of what I want him to do for me of vise versa but I often ask myself "what I want myself to do for him" and I also would want him to think of that too for us to be a better individual.
In the early stage of our marriage I just waited for him to relate with me or communicate his plans, desires about our family. And I felt like I'm in a hanging position on matters that should concern about us. I thought before he was not concerned with family matters because he does not open up. It annoyed me. But little by little through couple's retreat I learned that  Men  are less communicators especially Filipinos. When you asked them something they will just answer you with"yes or no" without any explanation. Women on the other hand is meticulous with many  things we want details...we want to intrude to our hubby's world. So this time I  do not wait for him to initiate the conversation I have to start the conversation and ask him questions that will lead  us to have better communication. By this, I have not only intruded his world but I also encourage him to be a good communicator.

Another, I believe that every value that we have sometimes can be traced on how our parents up- bring us. The value of thoughtfulness for example, can be shown in many ways. I was brought up in a family that will  give something to someone during special occasion ( even a letter or a flower picked from our own garden can be a way to show our love and concern). They are not brought up this way. So, I want to accuse him of being unthoughtful. But as we go along he said he is not just get used to it.  I told him the essence of it I also told him it's not about the worth of what you give but the value of your gesture. It tickles me whenever I receive even a leaf  with  my name. Now, he has learned to be thoughtful that way. Our kids are also learning this that sometimes when they are in the garden they picked flower and surprise us with a kiss.

In fairness there are also things that my hubby has done to me that made me a better person.. I am a type of person that is so hot tempered , irritable and impulsive. I want to act without planning. I want to make things happen even it was not yet the right time. That when I fail I right away blamed hi for not doing it for me. He taught me to slow down and trust him to do it. He keeps on reminding me to wait and trust God. I am learning to wait in the Lord and indeed it is fulfilling and untiring.

I am also anxious, I worried about lots of things, even things and problem that do not exist yet. Being worry is not trusting God and disbelief on God's power my hubby told me. "Matthew 6:25 "For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing?"  My hubby has become my Pastor not only in the church but also at home.

Today, we do not ask what we can do for each other but rather our prayer is that God help us to the things you want us to do for each other and to You for your glory!

Rodliz’s Nest

This month of October is Couple's Corner First Year anniversary. Mommy Liz posted the themes for this coming month:

October Theme
06th- Who’s the Boss?- who wears pants in the house?? hmmm??
13th-Yes WIFE – do you always say Yes to your hubby?
20th-NO DEAR – does he always say no to anything that you say??
27th-I Will do it Tomorrow- did he ever do it? or it is left undone.. 
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