Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Crisp, precise and masterful painting

We came from a family of Artists. My mom does various types of painting and she also taught Art classes at Mountain View College. She’s a prolific painter and has done a local Painting exhibition. For her, it’s not just part of her past time and relaxation but also an expression of her passion within. I still remembered her painting a mural for our home using an ordinary paint when I was still 6 years old. That’s how my mom loves the work of art and it has been her hobby since then.

When she retired from her 35 years of teaching Music and Arts and Non-formal education, my mom focused on painting. She do oil, acrylic , water color and charcoal painting. Right now she’s exploring on painting using coffee .

Painting really is exploring anything you consider as art. Take a look at Philippe Bertho’s paintings, he combines humor and mischievous characters into his artworks like climbing, searching, running and thinking. His paintings evolve into a “hyper-realist” world, little scenarios of his own ingenious invention. According to my mom, painting technique of Philippe Bertho is precise, crisp and masterful. The more you look at his painting, the more there is to see. Take a look at his painting that I have posted? What can you see?

Word-filled Wednesday

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Life begins at 40

The common saying “LIFE BEGINS AT 40” is now replaced by the saying “ People on the 50’s are now considered to be elderly”. ( I hope you will agree). This is the age where they are fighting health and diet related problems like cholesterol, joint problems, heart disease, cancer and the most prevalent one hair loss. Talking about hair loss , experts say that everyone loses some hair every day but losing more than 100 hairs a day is abnormal. Factors that may affect hair loss are gnetics, diet , diseases and medicines. Although hair loss is fairly common, it can be a hard thing to live with, especially when it changes how you look. But there are ways you can treat your hair loss. One is trough hair loss treatment . Recoveryhair.com offers hair loss product reviews . It has a list of best treatment , No. 1 on the list is Provillus hair loss treatment. They created formula especially for men and women . As for me, I am privilege to have a healthy and thick hair. But for those guys out there with a hereditary problem, Don't think that it is not "macho" to obtain advice from a doctor.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tuesday Couch Potatoes : Pink Panther

We watched the movie last Friday during our Family Date day and we love our hearts out. The bumbling French police detective Jacques Clouseau is a natural comediane. Beyonce played her role so well as the leading lady .This is the 12th version of the film, the first one was in 1963.

On being forty

If you are probably already feeling the pains of the forties, then it its time for you to slow down . Stress and an unhealthy lifestyle may have taken their toll on you .My brother-in-law who is doctor once told me that you can’t have the same eating habits that you did when you were 20. That’s because your body’s metabolism starts to slow down after 25, and keeps slowing down as you age He added that for Men who has hair loss already part in the family, extra care should be undertaken ( He recommends eazol …) . But on top of that, eating healthy and exercising regularly is the key.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

God's Word really works

Jesus said, “ I am the Way” and “ NO ONE comes to the Father except through ME”.

Do not misunderstand what Jesus is saying. He’s not just saying how you get to heaven. He’s saying, If you want to live life the way you were created to live, then the only way to do it is to follow His lead.

People ask me if living according to the Word of God really works. My answer is that I simply have to look at what my life was like before and what it is like today… from the inside out. I know what God has done in my life, how He’s changed me on the inside, how He’s healed me and turned my life around. Before I am a man full of vices – Now no more. Being raised is an above average family (financially) , I was proud and arrogant . But God humbled me and took away my unlikely character. No one else could have done that. And the fulfillment in my life today is beyond my own hopes.

I still have struggles, I still have to work through emotional distress at times. But I love my life. And because God’s Word works. I can always go to the Word of God and get wisdom and direct understanding of How God loves me and how He wants me to live and love others.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Yummy Sunday : Champorado

Because it is Bogie's 10th Post special today, I have posted our favorite Sunday breakfast - CHAMPORADO. This favorite Pinoy food is already a part of our 15 years of marriage.Hmmmmm... as our love together is getting sweeter every day... so with our champorado (lol!)

Anyway, join us as Bogie will be giving away a special token in celebration of her 10th post. Visit Perfectly Blend now.

He knows my Name

God is an amazing God! He knows everything about us. He deserves all praises, glory and the majesty alone.
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Friday, September 25, 2009

FPF : My college graduation

My graduation Photo with my Ex-girlfriend ( now my wife) on my left side

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

TT :Simplicity

Men oftentimes opt for complications in order to look busy so it seems. They want to indulge in as many activities they can grab, responsibilities they can handle, even relationships they can manage and many eventually end up frustrated, left alone, confused and hopeless.

The good news is we don’t need to be part of that line of frustration. Jesus offers us the best way to live our lives. Let Him be the center of your life and the center of everything you do and your life will be released from the complications of worries, distress, anxieties and hopelessness. He even offers us rest from all our burdens!

I thank God for this blessing of living a simple, joyful life with Him and my family. Everyday is always a blessing knowing that in all the complexities in life, Jesus is there to make it simple. As Jesus said to Martha, “Martha, Martha,' the Lord answered, 'you are worried and upset about many things but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:41-42). That’s simplicity in God’s eyes!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mayweather vs pacquiao

My prediction was right, Floyd Mayweather Jr would surely win over Juan Manuel Marquez . Mayweather a full-fledged welterweight was fighting Marquez who was a featherweight two years ago. I guess the $600,000.00 Mayweather paid to Marquez for coming in 2 lbs over weight is worth the punches and the stitches . Sport Betting crowd at the MGM Grand Arena cheered their heart out during the fight. Las Vegas Betting or Las Vegas Sports betting is what people love about Nevada.

What will come next is what excites boxing fans more. During Mayweather's interview after last Sunday's fight, Shane Mosley suddenly appeared on the ring and belittled him to the point of even challenging him for his next fight. Though both fighters are itching to fight the pound for pound king, Manny Pacquiao, and be on the fight of their lives, both of them are also eager to prove to the world who's the best. Let's see for ourselves who will be the lucky one who'll hit the canvass after clashing with Pacman!

Pray with-out ceasing

Pray without ceasing ( 1 Thes. 5:17)

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On making money online

My mom is a good investor . She placed the bulk of her retirement benefits to various investments. She knows how to handle her money. She even encouraged us to make money online, so we browsed the net to look for a professional investment company. We stumbled upon stableinterest.com and found a bankwire deposit opportunity. Sign up for Stable Interest , we have just did it and sure this one can be trusted.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I love Faces - Completely Candid!

I love Faces Photography's theme this week is - COMPLETELY CANDID!

Reality Wedding Video

My wife has been a wedding coordinator since 1999. She will always be busy doing her assignments in preparing for the wedding program, coordinating with the florists, the bridal couture, the venue arrangement and any other details to make the wedding ceremony smooth and in proper order. We’ve also been always together since me, her husband, takes charge of the Music, the singers and the band if needed for the ceremony and celebration. We were always a buddy and partners in every wedding our Church would minister.

Having been married for almost 15 years now and witnessing many wedding ceremonies often bring fresh and sweet memories to our wedding day too. We always relive our sweet exchange of I dos and my first kiss of the bride. And we still enjoy it much today seeing it on a video recording done by a friend and they captured it using the VHS Camera at that time. Compared it today, well, it’s way behind the technology and the added art in capturing those precious moments. Seeing the work of Buddy Gancenia on Youtube really brings envy on my part. How we wish we had that kind of know-how and expertise he uses in his wedding Videographies. Man, look at the Wedding Video below, it's simply amazing!

We often hear the phrase “Reality T.V” on the big screen right? But with Buddy Gancinia’s proficiency on Wedding Videography, it would be a dream-come-true for you on your wedding day! He not only masterfully captures the special moments on your wedding but also has the knack to show it with magic and enchantment! He is one of the Best Philippine Wedding Videographer, as evidenced by its having won the Grand Prize in the 1st Sony Wedding Video Competition 2007. With Buddy, you would surely be proud to show your video to your family, relatives and friends again and again. Sneak a quick look at his website www.realityweddingvideo.tv. Below is on rates and services :

Be hooked and charmed with his sample of videographies. Want to have that dream video on your wedding you only see on the big screen? Why not try Buddy Gancinia’s services .

Mens Square & Ladies Circle

The Youth department of our Church just launched the Single Men’s Square (Band of Brothers), and the Single Ladies’ Circle (Women in the Word). We are into small groups caring genuinely for one another, sharing God’s love and creating an environment where everyone is accepted as a brother and a sister in Christ.

These organizations exist to empower both the young men and women in our church to live godly lives, serve one another in love, be a model to their generation in words, actions and character and be God’s vessels of honor to win souls in His kingdom.

The young men had their first officers’ meeting and planning for the activities, programs and guidelines for their organization last night. They set up a High standard of spirituality among the men in the areas of prayer, priorities, character and holy living. The same with the young women, they are on fire to win souls for Christ and to live a life worthy to be followed. Both organizations will focus on four (4) major areas in their approach to influence this generation for Christ: Evangelism, Consolidation, Discipleship Training and Missions.

They believe that God has a special calling for all the young people today and a special role to play in God’s kingdom. They are determined to fight the good fight of faith and rescue the drowning morality of the young people today. Let’s join hands and support them in prayers and in deeds. HURRAH TO THE BAND OF BROTHERS! CHEERS TO THE WOMEN IN THE WORD

Friday, September 18, 2009

My sister's boyfriend

My sister’s boyfriend in California is hooked into Sports Gambling. Oftentimes this is the reason of their misunderstanding. Now that the National Football League has started, I guess he is into NFL Gambling or any Football Gambling. My sister is the conservative type – being raised in a religious school , she doesn’t like gambling. I advised her to either accept him as he is or break-up with him. What do you thinK

Trading your sorrows

Yes indeed, there are times when we are so pressed down, persecuted and seemed to be abandoned. But yet, our ever faithful God is always and will always be with us…Hallelujah, we just say “YES!” to Him and He will carry us through.

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Enlist your Business today!

Many people choose to earn money online. Why? You are the boss and the owner of your time. Not only does it make you stay in the comfort of your home , but most of all it does not require a big investment to start earning.

For the 5 months that I have been blogging , I have seen many opportunities how to earn on line. Sad to say I do not have the luxury to join them all. Blogging is not my main line, It is just like a theraphy and stress buster for me (Thanks to my wife who introduced me in the blogosphere).

If you have a business blog, start enlisting your site to a business directory. Try WebDir.biz , it is created to assist users around the world to have access to a variety of different business link. It has business tools and news too! Link your site now, build traffic and increase your income.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Firday Photo Flashback

My kids while they were still young.
I love their innocent look.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Want a designer watch?

People are bounded by time. We work, play and spend our day with friends and family members still bounded by time. People who are into sports give primary importance to quality, durability and precision timing. The youth of today opt for style and fashion while the executives go for sleekness and status quo through luxury and designer watches .

Finestwatches.com offers a wide selection of luxury and designer watches.Given the chance to own one? I’ll go for Patek Philippe . It is the only Geneva watch manufacturer which receive the Geneva Seal, the highest official quality distinction in the watchmaking industry. Visit their site now and flip through the pages

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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The key

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Blog Hop : Show off your art

I wanted to give something unique on my wife's birthday,
so I made this
2 x 3 ft. portrait.
She was surprised and happy to receive my work of Art!

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Saturday, September 12, 2009


Blessed are those who praise you, O Lord!
Who exalt You with humility
Trust You with thanksgiving
Soak in Your faithfulness.

Blessed are those whose joy is the Lord,
Who muse on His mercy.
Rejoice in His righteousness,
Adore Him with abandon

Blessed is Your precious name, O Lord!
Your death broke Satan's power;
Your resurrection set me free,
Your ascension provided for mine!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I Believe, I believe by Tommy Walker

I believe in you Jesus! You are my everything. My life, my joy, my peace, my hope. I love you with all my heart, my soul, my mind, my strength...

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Friday Photo Flashback

Me and my little while he was just 1 year old.
This photo was taken at our first house. Notice the mural painting
at the background? I did that ... Glory to God.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11 is like remembering the horror and terror of that day. I was at work when my wife called me and relayed the tragic event to me. Together we went home and watch Cable TV. My wife started to cry and I can not help but cry too! We knelt before the LORD and ask for His divine intervention. The next moment we were so angry… angry of the evil doers. We were not able to work that day, we were glued on the TV in prayer and intercession.

Ugly Sweaters..Anyone?

The trend of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party became more popular on the internet. Bloggers have dedicated websites to the event, detailing their experiences and fun . Where can you get one that stands out? Has reindeer ears and santa’s face? On the internet of course. Websites are sprouting with stores offering the Christmas Ugly Sweaters perfect for your party trend.Buyuglysweaters.com is one of them. They have impressive collection of ugly Christmas sweaters and women's holiday sweater from which to choose! Flip through their pages and get the most horrifying sweater for you , your office mates and for your loved-ones. Enjoy the Party !

Thankful Thursday

I am grateful to GOD that my mom who has been sickly this past week finally recovered from her hypokalemia. The doctor told me that her potassium count is back to normal.

Thank you God for the good health, not only of my mom but for the whole family as well. You are worthy of all the honor and thanksgiving.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Life in an Internet Cafe

Oh! I love my everyday routine...working in an internet café for almost 5 years now is not an easy job. On weekdays, I usually start 9 o’clock in the morning and end up 12 midnight. But on Fridays and Saturdays? I worked like a dog, I‘m on an overtime service. Yes! It is tiring but thanks to Hewlett-Packard, I was created with an Inter Core 2 Quad processor with a 4GB memory and 500 GB Hard drive.

If I were not an HP, I should have retired by now. My G210 graphics card sustained all the games and internet browsing by my users. I am tolerant with unlikely manners of the children and teen-agers. When they lose their games? They shout and curse me! I like much when somebody uses me for downloading music and movies… I am fulfilled hearing appreciation since I perform more reliably and faster than other computer models.

Sunday is heaven for me. It’s my day-off … Oopps, before I forget , our company is offering a $30 off orders of $150 or more at HP Home store ( use coupon code SV2132).
**Valid through 10/ 31 or while supplies last. Restriction and exclusions apply.

So hurry up and visit any HP store now.


Me in my tarpuline

Word-filled wednesday

The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. 1 Cor. 3:8

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Sept. 7 VS May 1

Got a call from my sister today . It’s Labor day in the U.S. , so she’s off for work. We had a great chit-chat. I asked her what’s the typical celebration on this day. She said that there will be a street parade exhibiting to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families.

She added that traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parades. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of summer recess. Similarly, some teenagers and young adults view it as the last weekend for parties before returning to school.She will be going out for a picnic and watch fireworks display in the evening.

How I wish we celebrate labor day just the same in the U.S. Our typical May 1 Labor day Celebration is more on speeches and political demonstrations on the streets. Tsk!tsk!tsk!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Great is Thy Faithfulness

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS is our theme for this year's Church Thanksgiving, so I decided to upload the lyrics of the song for my readers to be reminded of GOD'S FAITHFULNESS in our lives.

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.


Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.


Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside
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Slatwall for our shop

It was a dream come true for us! “JG Net Internet Café and Video Shoppe “ turned One year last month. Putting up a small business was not an easy task for us. We pulled out every resources we have to start the store. We invested not only money but also our time and effort. Now, on its 2nd year, we are planning to do some improvement of the store’s interior . We will no longer expand the video shop instead we will install slatwall panels and accessories to maximize the place. We have just browsed the site of the slatwall supplier and we agreed to start the renovation early next month. This will be in preparation to the growing number of customers this Christmas Season. I guess Plexi slatwall flatshelves or straight wire shelves are great for our video shop . I find it trendy , flexible and organized.

Let me take you back back on the first year of our business, it was not an easy ride. We have experienced some bumpy roads along the way. Competition was stiff and slightly we were affected with the economic crisis. But thank God, we came out successful. Over heads and amortizations were paid on time. We still have enough funds to so some improvement mentioned above. Praise God!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Our Church Anniversary

God deserves all the glory and honor for the 23 years of our church.
Yes! there are bumpy roads along the way but because of His faithfulness,
we still exist up to this day!
Celebrate with us this Sunday , Sept 6, 4 - 8pm at
17th-6th Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City , Philippines.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cars? Talk to my son

Talking about cars? Talk to my son. He is a car fanatic. He has a collection of car magazines, posters, match boxes and miniature car decors. He is more updated with the latest line-up of Car Models than me. Name it, he knew it.

It has become our past time together and our bonding time to search the web and find the latest about cars. Be it the Asian, American or European made. A week ago, we happened to check on a cool site for cars! BuyYourCar.co.uk this is one site where you can have the time of the day browsing for used cars and new cars with the option of a leasing scheme for Vans/cars where you can compare their offers . Check out their site now!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Computer aided designs

When I finished my Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 15 years ago, technology was not that advanced. Microsoft did not exist yet in our country. Remember those computer monitors with orange or green texts? So all our drafting works in school were done manually. You have to be very careful in doing your drawing works since there is no trial and error. A simple eraser was my best partner in drawing.

Apple and IBM computers entered in the late 80’s thus the birth of CAD –Computer Aided Design. I started a self –study on CAD but failed since I wasn’t assigned on the drafting area when I got a job.

I guess it’s not yet too late for a Career Planning. I wish to pursue my study in CAD. In this way, my technical plans and drawing works would be effortless using computers. I hope I can make it this time.

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