Sunday, January 31, 2010

On Coffee and Cookie

A friend texted me this message awhile ago ... so i thought of sharing it today:

No matter how bitter a coffee gets... one bite of a sweet cookie changes everything!

At the Mc-Arthur's Marker, CDO



Perfect shot for Mellow Yellow Monday and Ruby Tuesday

My Rapidhshare Searches

I am not a tech wiz nor an internet freak! I know the basic of computers like Microsoft words, excel and power point ... beyond that I am zero. If not of our internet cafe business 3 years ago, maybe I wouldn’t be interested in learning more on the internet and the different computer software applications.

I am planning to enroll on a short term Adobe Photoshop training this year ... I want to explore more on Graphic Designs. Next thing I am interested is web – designing. ( Sounds too ambitious!) As of the moment, Mark my IT tutor is orienting me about the basic of internet. He introduced me to Rapidshare Search Engine for my downloading and uploading works. it is a mega upload site with an astounding data base . It is one of the world’s most widely used to share files of all kinds from movies ,TV Series, games, books, application and computer software. Tried it yesterday and found the site easy to navigate. I enjoyed searching it’s last 1000 Rapishare Searches. You can also submit links as many as you can. I have just submitted this blog’s URL, I hope I did it right. Take a look at their site to see what I mean.

Just a Reminder

That JESUS decided that gaining the whole world was worth the pain on the cross... as for us, we will decided that doing HIS works worth any pain for HIS cause...

YS : Embutido

Embutido is one of my favorite dish... this is my mom-in-laws favorite recipe..
Wasn't able to taste like this since she passed away last year..( sob!)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Scenic Sunday

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Valentine's Day Ideas For Men

February is love month...yes, people all over the world like, teenagers, adults as well as the old folks are hypnotized by this word alone, Valentines day. Yes! Indeed it brings excitement to the couples who are expecting to celebrate it the most romantically. Hmmm... the memory is still vivid in my mind when I first dated my wife during Valentines Day over a candle light dinner in the coziest fine dining restaurant in our city. I was so tensed and bewildered that day that I almost forgot to pay the bill...hahahahaha.

We are already in our 15th year of marriage but by the grace of God still so much in love with each other.We are an inseparable couple who always surprises each other with love notes and sweet little things. This Veaentines, I am planning to surprise her again with a date and a gift but I still can’t make-up my mind yet on the details. Glad that I was able to read a Valentine promotional Article which feature Valentine promotional Article which feature ways on how to celebrate Valentines day. They also have an article for Valentine's Day ideas for men . Check out ladies for these wonderful and enchanting suggestions.

For my wife's Valentines Gift? It’s a secret... she might read this blog. I plan to have something she would treasure and remember all her life. Thanks to the article I have read. How about you?What’s your plan?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Looking for Beds for Sale?

My mom called me up today informing me that her long-time foreigner tenant planned to transfer residency out of the country . She was a little bit dis-heartened not only because she will loss a tenant who is a prompt payer but mainly because she was already emotionally attached to the family. She was sad at the same time happy because most of their belongings will be given to her like furniture, kitchen utensils, books and decorations.

She asked my advise what to do next? She wanted to have the house rented as fully furnished or will she just sell everything that was left to her. I went for the first idea. ...I just told her to change the beds since the existing ones are already old and rugged. There are many beds for sale online like the ones shown below. Beds that are comfortable, durable and trendy. By the way, Time4sleep.co.uk have their clearance sale on selected beds. So if you are looking for a brand new bed this year, try visit their site . They have huge range of beds available from leather, wooden to upholstered bed. So surf now and pick the one that is perfect for you and your love-ones.

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Skywatch : Stormy Sky


A stormy Sky in Bukidnon, Philippines

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

INSURANCE is not an OPTION

Last january 21-23 was our Church Leaders’ Annual Planning and Evaluation. It was held at RR Family Resort , Maramag, Bukidnon. The 230 kilometer ride was not easy since the group have to make multiple stops along the way due to several road improvements. There was one stop that took 45 minutes to an hour. As much as I wanted to speed up the trip, I just can’t do it since I have kids with me. I am not a reckless driver as others were. Driving to me is just like a big responsibility where I must do it with utmost care. Safety of all on board must always be the first priority. It’s my habit to do regular check-up for the engine, radiator, the brake fluid and the airconditioning days before every long trip. I have been travelling for many years already and I have witnessed several road accidents . Some of these mishaps were severe enough to cause the loss of lives. In times like these, the first thing that comes to my mind is –Whats if the vehicle or people involved were not covered with insurances? Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! It will make things worst.

For me, Insurances are important . .. It’s not an option . I see to it that my HVG insurance is promptly renewed yearly. Insurances protects you from financial problems and potential money loss if ever you figure in an accident. Yes, accidents can be prevented but not totally inevitable . You should always have the necessary protection not only for the vehicle and for yourself but also for all the lives entrusted to you while driving.

Watery Wednesday


Looks scary...but actually it's not! This was taken at our latest out of town trip!

Downloading made easy with Queen Torrent

Torrent? I heard this word over and over again from my youth core group. You know young people today, they are more advanced and updated in terms of technology. Me? I am just an oldie trying hard to fit-in with the hype of today’s generation. Thanks to Mark, my core group officer who’s been patient in teaching me the hardware and the software of computer. Now I know how to troubleshoot my laptop in case of minor breakdown.

The latest he taught me is the art of uploading and downloading media files from the internet the fastest way. After a little orientation of what Search Engine is, he introduced me to Queen Torrent. I learned that it is a Search Engine with an extremely large data base. I tried to download music yesterday for our Valentine presentation this February . From a click of the mouse , i was redirected to various torrent links to my desired music. What made it unique from other popular SE is that it is more detail and precise. Why? Because category, size , seeds and leeches are indicated . Meaning you have various choices for an specific category. Bulls-eye! I was able to get what I really want. Wanna try it ! Download your favorite music, games or videos now!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thank You

These are the gifts I received during our Pastor's Appreciation Sunday last December 2009! Thanks to all who gave.... your graciousness made God's love tangible.

MJ's This is it with Cebu Inmates!

I saw on TV 2 weeks ago that Michael Jacksons long-time choreographer Travis Payne will come to Cebu City, Philippines to have a Dance number with Dancing Inmates of Cebu. So here it is guys, a matter of 3 days Youtube.com hits already totaled to 765,083.00 . Wow! I hope it will reached as high as 56 Million hits of their Thriller Video. Watch it and you will surely enjoy!


Monday, January 25, 2010

I got a Page Rank of 2?

Wow! I never thought I would elevate this high... This site was dormant for the past months since I was out-of-town for a very important appointment and I was busy preparing for our TRUE LOVE WAITS CONCERT . When I was back , I was surprise to see on my side bar with a Page Rank of two. Thank you Google for ranking me...Now, I am pressured to post more and blog hop often..hahahahahahaha.. Anyway, thank you guys for faithfully visiting my site. Rest assured I will return the favor. Just leave a comment or message on my Cbox... Happy blogging!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bucket of Wisdom

I'm back from a week of retreat and planning. I hope I can do my rounds in the blogosphere and be updated with the latest news from my blogger friends. Noticed my new heading? I change it from ASIA TODAY WORLD TOMORROW since i thought of it as being too ambitious huh! Also, I was not able to maintain my post on travels and everything about Asia instead my posts were all insights in life , love , family and faith... so i hope BUCKET OF WISDOM is a fitting heading to this blog. What do you think?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Word-filled and Wordful Wednesday


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Being Nostalgic

Our wedding date with my wife falls on the 28th of March. That was almost 15 years this day. But the memories of that special event of my life will forever be carved at the center of my heart,hehehe. Seemed like it was that same day as I write this. I was nervously waiting for my bride to arrive. My heart went pumping with excitement. All was set for that afternoon wedding I thought so when I suddenly remembered that I have forgotten to buy a new pair of socks. I rushed to the nearest department store and bought one including a new handkerchief. I was just too excited, nervous and jittery at that time.

Everyone were there from the Church Pastor, the parents, the family, the wedding entourage, the relatives and friends. That was the most exciting event in my life seeing my bride, my best friend, my soon to be partner for the rest of my life got out of the car and prepare for her entrance. I almost could not contain my emotion...We both embraced each other as we took a time together with the kids seeing that wedding video home. As we remisnished that moment, we laughed together seeing the quality of video we had before. How the pictures differ from quality and crispiness. It was so different from our videos today.

I remembered the one who captured our wedding day was our Church friend. It is still in the form of betamax. Yep, that was rather old considering we are now using digital cameras. If our wedding day could be now? I would surely hire the expertise of Buddy Gancenia. He’s the best in the field of corporate videos, wedding videos and video coverage of any special family, private or corporate events.Buddy Gancenia is one of the best corporate, events, wedding videographer in the Philippines

I believe, Buddy and his team would surely give us a video of our wedding that would be magical, enchanting and romantic. Well, that would be a good advice for the two friends of mine who will be getting married this April and December. As for me, our wedding day might not be the best in terms of video coverage but, I am married now to most beautiful woman I’ve ever met. And that made it enchanting, beautiful and romantic.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

MYM and Ruby Tuesday


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Skywatch : Burubodor Indonesia

Clear Blue Sky at Burubodor Temple, Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Words to love by #3



"WHEN I COME TO THE END OF MY ROPE, GOD IS THERE TO TAKE OVER."
"...for He has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you."
Hebrews 13:5
January 13, 2010

The end of our human abilities is oftentimes our opportunity to turn to God. But many of us will wait until the last minute to call on our loving God, when all seems hopeless and helpless. We must be reminded of giving up our independence so we can completely depend on God which is not necessarily easy.

I am completely convinced of this, no matter what happens in my life, I can always at all times depend on my God. His outstretched arms are there whenever I call on him in times of distress and problems. Though many times I have failed Him, He is always faithful to lift me up so I can stand again continue serving His purpose in my life. I LOVE YOU LORD!

Word-filled and Watery Wednesday

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Words to love by



"YOU MAY GIVE WITHOUT LOVING, BUT CANNOT LOVE WITHOUT GIVING."
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16
January 11, 2010

Most authorities believe King David's Temple was built on Mount Moriah where Abraham as told to sacrifice Isaac. Buit there's another Hebrew legend that presents a different story.
The legend says that two brothers lived on adjoining farms which were divided from the peak to the base of the mountain. The younger brother lived alone, unmarried.
The elder brother brother had a large family.

One night during grain harvest, the older brother awoke and thought, My brother sia all alone. To cheer his heart, I will take some of my sheaves and lay them on his side of the field.

As the same hour, the younger brother awoke and thought, My brother has a large family and greater needs thatn I do. As he sleeps, I'll put some of my sheaves on his side of the field. Each brother went out carrying sheaves to the other's field and met halfway. When they declared their intentions to each other, they dropped their sheaves and embraced. It is at that place, the legend claims, the Temple was built.

Whether this story is true or not, it exemplifies the best expression of love - giving. Giving is one of life's best relation-builders. What about you? have you remembered the last time you just give to somebody though how undeserving that person is because love caused you to do it? Have you considered the many favor and blessings God poured in your life and share to others? God gave us everything we need, even our wants. What have we given Him as our act of gratitude?

On Stage


This was during our Church Anniversary Thanksgiving Celebration.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Words to love by # 2


"WE SHOULD SEIZE EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE ENCOURAGEMENT. ENCOURAGEMENT IS OXYGEN TO THE SOUL."
Proverbs 15:23 "A man has joy by the answer of his mouth:
and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
JANUARY 9,2010

Nobody ever became ill or died from receiving too much genuine praise and encouragement. but who can count the wounded hearts, weary souls, and troubled minds that have from their lack!


Her name is Jan. She's a teacher. She taught a 3rd grade once, a long time ago. One bright-eyed boy would stand at her desk, watch her, talk to her, all the while wrapping his finger around a piece of her hair into a little curl. The boy thought Jan was the shining star in the night. Over and over, however, he did poorly in his work assignments and daily quizzes.
One day Jan stopped, looked at him, and said, "Rodney, you are very smart. You could be doing so well in school. In fact, you are one of my finest students..." before she could continue to tell him that he should be doing much better in school... he looked up at her with sober, large eyes: "I did not know that!"
From the moment on, Rodney began to change. His papers were neater, cleaner, his spelling improved. He was one of her top students. All because she affirmed him. She told him something no one ever had before. It changed his life.

Weekend reflections

This is taken at Manila Ocean Park. Noticed my reflection at far right in white T-shirt?

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Words to Love by


Good day to all my friends! I would like to start this thing in my blog. I call this "Words to love by". It is a daily devotional guide for all of us to live by. I hope and pray that you will daily join me on this. God bless you all!

"GIVE YOUR TROUBLES TO GOD: HE WILL BE UP ALL NIGHT ANYWAY."

January 8,2010

Psalm 121:3 (NASB) "He will not allow your foot to slip; Her who keeps you will not slumber.

Why pray?

We pray because prayer opens up the floogates of the God's infinite grace and power to flow toward the person in need. God can act without prayer, but He chooses to operate within the boundaries of human will adn invitation. He allows us to participate in His work on earth with each prayer.


A sign is a cotton factory read: "If your threads get tangled, send for the foreman." One day a new worker got her threads tangled. The more she tried to disentangle them, the worse the situtation grew. Finally, she sent for the foreman. He asked, "Why didn't you send for me earlier?" She replied, "I was doing my best." He answered,"No, your best would have been to send for me."


When we face a tough situation, our first response should be to ask God's help. He longs to be our helper and to be fully involved in our lives.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Thankful Thursday



Today is the 7th of January 2010...do I have any reason to thank God? my answer is of course a "BIG, BIG" YES! today is another day of counting God's blessings and favor in my life as a husband, a father, a son, a pastor and a friend.

1. As a husband, this coming March 28, 2010 will be our 15th Wedding Anniversary with my beloved wife. She's my bestfriend, my partner, my inspiration, the love of my life. Through thick and thin, God showed us His grace, mercy and loving kindness and sustained us through all these years. All glory, honor and thanksgiving be to Him.

2. As a father: Our kids are really heaven sent. They're gifts from above, our bundle of joy and also a source of our inspiration. IJ the eldest and only son continued to excel in his studies and is such an obedient and loving kid. He takes care of his sister and is so responsible in doing his house chores. Dale the youngest also excels in her studies and is such a bubbly little sweet girl. She brings joy to us by her antics. We find joy in serving God just by looking at them. Thank You Lord for our kids.

3. As a son. My mom who is 72 years old is still very, very, healthy. Thank You Lord. We fondly call her mommylo and her "apos" (grandchildren) simply adore her. She's still very active in her chosen profession in teaching and now is working as School Administrator in a Korean School in our place. We love her very much.

4. As a pastor, I really, really thank God for His constant guidance and leading in my life. In Him I move, I have and have my being. He is my everything. Without Him, this life will lose its meaning and hope. God is so ever faithful in the calling He called me. He's blessed me with ministry partners and friends that are after His own heart. He blessed me working with the young people in the church and reaching out to our generation today.

5. As a friend, I thank God for the many faithful friends He gave me. With them, God's work was made more livelier and joyful to fulfill. Thank You Lord for my friends who are so dedicated to your cause and for touching their hearts to serve Your purpose.

Wheeewwww...still my mind is overflowing with countless other things I can thank God for His love, care, lovingkindness and faithfulness in my life. I will continually praise Him for everything He has done and not done for me. I LOVE YOU LORD! THANK FOR ALL YOUR FAVOR AND BLESSINGS GIVEN TO ME.


How about you? start counting your blessing and name them one by one...Have a blessed, favored and joyful New Year!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Toyota Prius

















Me and my son are Cars afectionados..yesterday we browse the net for cars to watch and this is our pick for 2010 - TOYOTA PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID. The Prius plug-in is Toyota's first application of a lithium-ion battery. Thanks to the stronger battery, the car can travel up to 13 miles on electricity alone and reach speeds up to 60 mph using only the electric motor. Before they are released to the buying public, Toyota is going to deliver 600 Prius plug-in hybrids to government agencies, corporations, universities and research agencies in Tokyo...

Is there a Genie out there? Can we wish this one for 2010? Genie.. Genie.. are you still trapped in your bottle?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

So busy...

My Pagerank was down to zero... no hurt feelings since I deserved it . Last December was a super-duper busy month and I haven't been fair in publishing posts and doing my rounds. I have lots of speaking engagements and appointments that needs to be prioritized. This January, I will be busy again with our TRUE LOVE WAITS campus symposium and concerts. As of the moment we are still conceptualizing the script and theme of the event.
I am pre-occupied not only with my work but also with domestic obligations. My mom who is a school administrator of a Korean International School here in our city asked my expertise today on logo designs for their various school organizations. To make the job easier, I browsed the internet for references. I stumbled on a site logomyway.com which has various logo design samples for business, school and Restaurant Logos . It was a great help! It made my work simplier and easier to do.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Yummy Sunday : Goodies from USA


So timely the package from my Sis in California arrived on the 24th of December. These were just part of the package...Oh so yummy aren't they? Want some? asked from my wife....hahahahaha!

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