Tuesday, December 28, 2010

...is at the office!..

Hubby and I came to the office to use its wifi connection. I haven't been here for several days and it excites me as I climbed the stairs up to out office that is in the third floor. It's good to miss some things that you are used doing or seeing. One thing that adds to my excitement though was the thought that I'll gonna have a internet connection because I really wanted to know what's in my inbox and such other things in the web.

One of the many things I found out when there's no internet connection is.... I have time to read my Bible.  Part of me is thinking not to get a connection when we move to our new place, but the most of me... wanted it so badly. I wish I'll be able to balance my time because for sure I'll gonna get a broadband in our new house.

Moving... is both a happy and sad situation. Happy because of the excitements it brings but sad because of so much things. It sad because you are going to leave what you usually have, see and being around with. I told hubby that the only thing I won't miss and won't have in our our house are the rats and the cockroaches. But definitely... we are going to miss our friends.

How i wish that I could bring them along with the many things we are bringing and one of them is a garage door openers to replace the one that is on for a better security.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

house stuff hunting

Almost everyday when hubby and I visits Cash and carry mall we always visit ace hardware to look for stuff that we needed to put in our new house when its ready for us. We also visit anson place after anson to look for a cheap but good quality tv because we won't have any when we move coz the one that we have in our present house belongs to our friends.  Then after roaming around from that place we go to the furniture area in look for a couch  because we need one too.

Actually  the new tv and the couch is needed soon for the new place we are going to move in. The other house stuff like lights and toilets bowls are for our dream new house when its ready. We can't hardly wait to finally move for the last time to our new house. But as for now we need  to wait for a year or two.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Ate Eppie miss me!

It refreshes my weary heart when I heard that a long time ate (a mentor I had before when I teach church Sunday School)  looked for me, she live in Singapore since 2006 I think and she just came for Christmas holiday.
We actually were both present at church last Sunday but we never see each other. Of all that I had experienced with the adults womens group.... I still felt relieve to know that she misses me!
With that news means a great gift from God!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Where to go this holiday!

Traveling is one thing I love to do in life besides loving hubby even though its hard to do so sometimes (just like now... after having our us time means we talked and discuss things that end up arguments). Just this year hubby and I been to a lot of places like KK Malaysia, Canada, Thailand and Cambodia. We love to go around  and hoping to see Greece, Italy, France, UK, US, Australia, Africa and the whole world. If only we are not short on our budget, we might to go to Singapore this February but sad to say we aren't.
Hubby and I just love traveling around with a purpose or not (means a mission trip travel or just simply sight seeing). We love to see places and try new dishes, but we don't have the courage though to try any tarantula in Siem Reap and some different dish in Bangkok!
One thing though that I cannot do is to travel like any single woman in a singles holiday because without hubby in my side I just cannot do anything. He is the other half of me and without him means half of me is missing too and is not good!
This Christmas holiday, hubby and I plans to go up north with friends and we are going to do this after the twenty fifth and we will stay there  till the new year. We do this every year though and we go to  different places to celebrate the new year!
It's always fun to spend holidays with friends!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Laziest person ever...

It feels like I am the laziest person ever this past two weeks. After all those tiring kids Christmas parties... all I wanna do  now is: NOTHING!
I don't even want to cook... anything. I've been thinking of making leche flan, cookies and etc. for Christmas but I just simply don't because my body doesn't want to!
sigh!  (this is me today and the past days...!)

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Seems a crazy move...

Early this month hubby and I decided to get a mortgage house thinking that we'll be able to pay it as long as our  monthly income won't change in a negative way. We issued thirty checks already and now need to put money in our checking account. Whew!
The most interesting part about this thing is... our boss (team leader) just announced to us three nights ago that hubby's allowance will be cut off due to fund loss. wow!
Are we worried?... yes and no! yes because where we get money to pay our indebtedness. No because it means that God has a greater plan and much bigger blessing alloted for us.
There's a saying that goes "when God closes doors.. He will open windows.. more bigger windows!
Are we still worried? yes... but when worries creeps in... we run to the Word of God!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Acne at my back

This is crazy but totally true that I have pimples at my back and it doesn't feel right. I just found it last night as when theres something itchy but then when I try to scratch it I could feel a little bump. The feeling was a little bit crazy too when you feel something itchy and painful at the same time.
I wonder if this is an acne though and if theres such as body acne products that you can get the drugstore because this is no funny feeling. I hate it specially when we do Christmas parties for the Kids in Bataan. We were sweating like crazy there and I did the emceeing beads of sweat would run down on my back and hit my big pimple there and drive me crazy after. (it itched like no other.!)

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

hard times in finding cars

I was very busy these past few weeks and still am till the next few weeks ahead. Me and my team are busy with holding kids Christmas parties from the North, to the South, West and East of Manila. Aside from being a coordinator of a team I was also given the task as the master of the kids Christmas party program, a task that worn me out. But the craziest task that I had during these trips was and is finding transportation for our American team friends. My heads seems spins when the leader of the group told me to hire then cancel then re-hire again a 18 seater medium size nissan urban. I never knew if this car I hired is-350c specs because how should I know I don't own one.
However, we hired this van inspite of the fact that the team would not be able to fit but since they said that hire an 18 seater... then I did what I have been told. But I had told them or suggested that it would be better if they would hire two van because they won't fit in one van only, but they refuse to do that because they said to hire a big one car that has lfa specs is better that renting two (which is also reasonable) but the problem arise when they all ride in the van and found out that it was hard. Then they told me again to find another big 18 seater that no matter what I did.. I cannot find.
It bugs me to the highest level. One time I wanted to cry and the other I wanted to scream because of disappointments and frustrations of looking but not finding. Until the guy who told me to look for a bigger car changes his mind and hire the 18 seater finally. The good thing was our team hired another van also for us because our team van cannot carry because it has loads of Christmas stuff that we needed for the party. So the other team got to ride in our van also.
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Doing this made me wish to own a gx-460 specs so that when times like this I don't have to worry that much because I can rent them our car. I am hoping though that in the future God will indeed bless us with a car and a mini bus for our team. Life would be better then I think. :)

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Scrubs and me :)

We have a physical therapist friend who worked and lived in Georgia.  She was still single when she went there for the first time way back two thousand and six, then she came back after two years and get married to his fiancĂ©e who was and still is our friend also. And now they are here for a vacation together with their two little cute angels whom we have the honor to hold and kissed last night. But before she went to work abroad she worked in one of our hospitals here. When she was still working here.. she'd been a great help to us whenever we need medical attention. Whenever we visits her at the hospital we saw her and some of her nurse friends wearing their nursing uniforms which look good on them.

Well talking about medical scrubs and uniforms just reminds me of the nurses and doctors who attended to me when I was sick and stayed in the hospital for almost two weeks.  Seeing them with my blurry visions brings comfort and fear. Comfort because I know I'll get when I'm in pain but fear also because seeing them means they'll have to do something with me again.

When I was  kid I used to imagine of myself as a nurse or a doctor because their hospital scrub uniforms were fascinating and I was thinking then that wearing them would make me more beautiful. haha!
My friend is here now and seeing her just made think of the things before and in my mind I could still see her wearing her hospital blue uniform.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Me.. losing weight?

My team is holding Christmas parties to one thousand one hundred children in 7 places, three in Manila area, two in Olonggapo, one in Cavite and one in Quezon Province. We started our Christmas Parties yesterday and this gonna be done till the eleventh of December.
We expect that these two full weeks will gonna be crazy... but beautiful. Beautiful in a sense that while we perspire like we've been soaked in rain the kids also smile with happiness as we give them gifts.
A friend told me that it seems I loose pounds as  we do this activities, I told them that I am tired but never felt like I lost a pound. I am hoping so... that I indeed did and would not be needing to read lipofuze reviews and I need so it would be for future purposes!
Hope after a week I'll be posting here my happiness of losing some weight. :)
Happy weekend everyone!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

..thinks i needed this...

My body aches for a jog/run/gym whatever exercise it  may be is these past few days and I could really say this kidding aside. Sometimes I couldn't help it but do some stretching but what could it do to me anyway.  The problem with these past days and the up-coming days is... I am very busy. All I wanna do whenever I arrived home is lie in the sofa or bed and do nothing because of total tiredness.

Somehow I dreaming that I'll be able to workout at home and I dream of having such beautiful refurbished fitness equipment so that  I don't have to go anywhere whenever I want to workout and anytime I feel doing too. If I'll get rich I'll set a mini gym at my house and place in there the fitness equipment I want. That is someday though when things are good and money is not my top priority need anymore.

this is what I like to have: total body arc trainer cybex 610A
Cybex Arc Trainer | 610A

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Parties here and there again!

Parties are here again because it's time to celebrate the goodness of Jesus in our lives. Hubby and I once talked that when we have kids we will never introduce Santa as the reason for Christmas... we will tell our kids that...the reason Santa give gifts on Christmas day is because he was so happy that its Jesus' birthday.

So since its Christmas season it's just means that food and parties are all around and as for me and my team... our kids parties will start on Friday, 4th of December until the 10th. Then after that will be adults parties. woohoo! Thinking about the parties feels like I'm gaining a pound now.

If I'm only a disciplined eater I won't be thinking about losebellyfathowto.com and could freely eat all the good food serve in front of me. whew! this will gonna be tough!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wish I could do more...

Two nights ago hubby and I went to pick-up a friend at the airport. Halfway there our van broke up and theres nothing we can do but wait for awhile for some aid from friend.
But it took then a long time to fix the van. So we decided that I'll go pick him up alone and drop him at 24h hotel by a cab. It also took us a long time waiting for the airport cab because there was a huge traffic and a lot of people inside the airport waiting area.
I really felt bad for my American friend because I found him sweating a lot and he told me that he waited long time with the immigration because this lady officer asked him a lot of  questions. Then while we were outside another lady accidentally pushed him with the cart she was carrying and he fall to the ground backside. whew! goodness! I don't know what to do during that time.
Finally the I had settled him in the hotel. And he said he had great time.
Then yesterday, we were together the whole time because we talked about everything (means: work, ministry, life and health). When were talking I found out that his health was not good the past few days and he was undergone operation three months ago and he got hospitalized few days before he left for Philippines.
I wanted to cry while listening to him (I wished that God could preserve people like him, who is devoted in HIS service at any cost.)
How I wish I could help him in what he is going through!
May God bless and give him the desires of his heart!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Famous Dream

A friend of mine  dreamed that my dear pastor is dying, and in her dream all of the church was crying but before our dear pastor finally closes his eyes he handed a note that says... please tell Carmel to lose weight, and in her dream they were all indignant in a way because how come he only left a note for me while there are lots of important matter to note about.
My friend woke with this weird feeling and she told the dream to all of us and when my pastor have known about this... he can't help himself but cry in laughing. This happens like five years ago and even up this very moment when my pastor remember this dream he still can't help himself but laugh and laugh and laugh!
I still love him!

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HIV problem?

When I showered just 5 five minutes ago I remembered the joke that my friend told us and there I go smiling to myself.  Our friend told us that this person (won't tell the name) has HIV problem, and hearing this made all of us  (our team) look so shocked. We did all asked him since when and how and how did he found out?.. Then our friend told us that; "can't you see it? it's obvious that he has HIV... he has "Hair Is Vanishing problem (actually means he is getting bald)"!" And we all burst to laughing for a long time. We were not laughing about the person but about the joke.
So when I shampooed my hair can't help but thinking about hair loss shampoo that help our hair from falling. I just hope that hubby and I won't get HIV specially when we get older.

Happy thanksgiving to all my American friend!

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Supplement for Hubby

Hubby is skinny though he eats well and sometimes he did eat more  but his body is still the same and what bugles my mind is when he ate a lot he doesn't gain any weight but when sickness strike he losses weight so easily.

I keep on telling him to take a multivitamin supplements not to make him fat but help his immune system strong so that he won't easily get sick specially that rainy days are here and cough and cold is a very common ailments today.

I'm hoping that I will remember to buy him a multivitamins whenever we pass by a drugstore because I kept on forgetting this also.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Money matter with hubby and I

I had a huge fight with hubby the other day... the reason why?... because of money. We actually often fight over money. Hubby thought or see it that I am the spender and he is the keeper, but actually we fought because I wanted to do this thing but I can't because hubby won't let me do it.
The bad annoying plus factor part is.. I also contributed in earning that money we have. It bugs me that I worked and yet can't do what I want from the payment of my labor.
Don't get me wrong friends who read this post of mine because my hubby is a very good person and he holds our money very tight too in fear that we might lost it. He is a very good person inside out. A lot of our friends like him than they have liked me.
This is just me having hard time understanding our situation because no matter how I reason out hubby is still right in keeping our money for the reason also that if he give it to me.. it won't last long no matter how much it is.

Well, to me money is just money, yes its vital but it still a thing for disposal, though its value don't change no matter how dirty old looking it is. I'm not a buyer though ( I mean I don't spend much in shopping because  I seldom do so or I only shop 3 times a year I think). But, what I love the most with the money give is to give it to people I love, to the kids I know at church, my love ones, people I know who needs some financial help. I also love to cook food and invite friends to come over for dinner.
Hubby doesn't understand this heart of mine, to him money is important and when we lost it its hard to get it back, and its  even harder to ask people for help.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thinking of black friday

I remember some bonding moments with my grandma when she was still with us. She taught me a lot of good things which a part of who I am today. She was actually my inspiration or I called it "the wind beneath my wings". If she still alive today, I will take care of her (and now I am becoming too emotional here..tears are almost fell.)
Well, grandma taught me how to pray and we prayed together during holy week and of course specially Black Friday's, still remember during all souls day too when she and I would go to the cemetery for severals reasons: first, she wanted to visit the deceased beloved ones; second, she was hoping to see relatives and other friends who lives faraway and just came to visit too; and third, she wants to be hired to pray by other people for their dead (and if she gets hired means money for me too because I pray with her. lol!)
But don't practice this anymore for just one reason.. i have renewed my relationship with Jesus!

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Cameras and Batteries

I am not a gadgets person but this past few months I've been dreaming of having a new camera of any brand as long as the battery is different from our old cam, it could be a nikon and nikon camera batteries i think is dependable unlike our old cam battery which is always low battery, even after its recharged .
I'm sad to say though that I might not be able to have one because of up coming big monthly expenses that hubby and I have to face. My dream probably will remain a dream unless one day the Lord will make it to fulfillment, who knows anyway!.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

pose here and there

These are my tired teammates from a whole day walked
because of visiting a lot of temple in Siem Reap. 
Its  funny because Lois-the youngest girl in the team
told Nikko our official team photographer to stop
taking pictures of us, and she even wishes lowbat fro the cam :).
enjoyable days! praise God!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

belly fatties!

I am like a pocket book writer who writes his or her fantasies into a book. They create a story that others thought  happens in a real life. And as for me posting here on my blog about how burn belly fat fast makes me just like the novelist since it doesn't happen to me. But I really would like to make it happen I'm only lacking in self discipline and motivation. It's hard to persevere since people around me don't do it. I can't force hubby too to do it with me since as I would like to loose some weight, hubby on the other hand need some gaining and not losing.
Life is tough but fun! So lets enjoy it in a good way! God bless everyone!

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Let's run for a weight loss cause

My friend set a running or jog for a cause activity for our team that she called a "jog for mission cause". We do this every other Saturday morning starting from six until eight o'clock. This has been going from March till' last week of September twenty-ten before our mission trip to Cambodia. We were actually thinking of continuing this   to continue our fund raising since we have a mission twice a year (local and foreign) so that we have funds for trips promotions and other expenses.
I wish I have best running shoes then so that I won't walk most of the time when we have the jogging. I walked because I'm not in proper running attire and sometimes just wearing my flip flops. I went just to support the team not really because I wanted to run.
Since our running activity has stopped I stop walking too, and the gym don't look appealing to me to go to, so I think I need a set of resistance bands to motivate me to do workout even here at home and I don't need to go anywhere to workout, and then with my running shoes hubby and I could just go run around our block and done. This things will be easily purchase online with no hassle at all, it will be delivered right to your door.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy that Pacquiao Wins

I am not a pro boxing person coz I can't stay long time watching that game for I felt sorry for both person,  nor I am not a big fan of Manny.  I am happy because he brought pride to the Filipinos and the country. At least from the ten percent dislikes to the Filipinos... Manny's victory brought four percent likes I think.

Manny Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito 247 Episode 2 Video HBO
(picture taken from pacqiuao video.com)
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How to Lose while eating?

Just got back from my team leaders house blessing and team Cambodia thanksgiving dinner party. Though I haven't eaten breakfast and lunch today.. but my dinner was fabulous! How could I ever loose weight if things are like this.
How I wish that even though I ate more would still not gain weight t all, but that is very impossible for me. If only there is a fast way to lose belly fat since mine is getting bigger because of eating and drinking sodas a lot.. I would be happy to take one if it promises safety and effectiveness!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

House Tripping...

Hubby and I are in a house craze this and next month. We are planning of moving next year to a cheaper place and farther :( too since there is no way we can find a cheaper place here. We are hoping and praying to find a one thousand five hundred amount for house for rent, since its faraway anyway.. so much as well hope its very cheap.

Other friends were suggesting though to go to Pag-ibig office (a housing loan office) to see for closure rent-to-own-houses and see if we could afford one. So hubby and I decided to lessen our rent now so that we can save to afford a rent to own house in the future. These houses are actually bare.. so when you get it.. you as the new owner will be the one to finish the house in whatever design you like.

As for me and hubby, we've been planning of what would we do first when we get the house. We  have plans of what kind of  drawer handles  we should put and a lot of other things that we would buy for the house. Though we don't have the house yet or the money for the house but in our mind it seems that the house is already done. :) That's how excited we are!

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media and wellness

We have a team dinner fellowship at my team leaders house today because we have three American visitors. It was fun to hang around and have some ladies talk at the womens sanctuary which is the kitchen area. I did have a good laugh with them as well as good talk too.

We talked a lot about random things and one topic that stood was the pros and cons of media nowadays specially to the children, and how the media take more of our time. As for me when it come to television, I am not really into it, but somehow would like to watch news and other shows. To tell you.. I am just like a child who appreciate the ads more than anything too... it also encourages me to do some good things.

Whenever I saw skinny women doing gym for a particular campaign or product, it somehow encourages me to do the same. Talking about wellness, have your heard about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy? Haven't tried this and I don't know if I would like to try too. And if we would like to know, the best to find them is through research and article in the net.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

YM Team Devo today!

"Attempt great things for God, and expect great things from God!"

Philippians 4:15
"I can do everything through him who gives me strength."

Philippians 4:19
"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."

Ephesians 3:20-21
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

I did nothing today :L

These past months and days my life was like a crazy whirlwind and have been dreaming of days like today since then. Now that I am here at home doing nothing feels weird too. Its not that I don't have anything to do.. in  fact my work is waiting for me to take actions... its just  I promised myself that I will give her a holiday when things and activities are over. I was hoping that I will sleep 24/7 when all are done but I'm not. Here I am in my room wide awake and facebooking to the max (and telling you I'm not loving it.)

I am thinking or reading too since I started to read a book few weeks ago but reading doesn't sound appealing either. huh! don't know what to do with myself. I don't feel like going anywhere too besides going somewhere to eat and after wanting to come home again and just lie down in bed.
This is lazy me today :-/.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Josh and Bobs

Joshua and Robbyn Olson - 10/10/10 wedding  (with hubby and I).

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Barn Moment

When we were in Ontario, we experienced a lot of things we did not experienced or even thought exist when we were in the Phils. Friends brought us to places we never imagined and showed things we never knew there was.
A couple friends of ours brought us to their parents farm and showed their barn too. Hubby and I were so mazed for the many cows we saw and also our friends made us ride their dads Argo. It was very fun! I was wondering though how the get their farm equipments accessories, I am wondering too if they went to ATV Accessories to get its accessories and its replacements.
Looking at those seems like cars to us was very cool.

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Here I am again

Yes, it is really true that here I am again hoping that when I wake one day my body look and feels just like five years ago when clothes are in medium size.
Here in Siem Reap means more food and a lot of eating every day. Since day one even though we did a lot of work we also did a lot of eating.
I am still hoping that when I get back to the Philippines I'll be able to lose weight and hoping too that I can find a good weight loss pill review so that I'll be encourage or motivated to get one.
Its hard because when you start to get bigger... you'll never stop! (hahah)

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Sports Fest in Cambodia

Hygiene clinic is just over. We did it today, we start at nine o'clock in the morning at the first village catering to less than fifty children. We finished earlier than expected, had our lunch and proceed to the second village which has more than fifty kids.
We came back to the friendship center happy and feeling good knowing we had made the children and their parents day beautiful and clean today.

Tomorrow is another day again, a day of fun because its our sport fest day, and it is the day the youth is waiting for. Awhile ago we make sure that the sports trophies that we brought are still good because we bought form the Philippines and was put on some luggages to brought it here in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We were glad that nothing happens and all is still in good shape and could make some young people smile. :)

We can't wait for tomorrow!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

..wala lang...

while we waited for our flight to Toronto.
in Taipei airport

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Flight Blues...

After our sixteen hours flight from Toronto to Taipei, I felt like I don't appreciate longer flights anymore. Whew! it was the most uncomfortable place in the whole world for such a long time (not thinking of those who are now in extreme situation though). I don't know what to do with myself with such a small space. My bum and back hurts because of sitting the whole time.
So... because of so much boredom I choose the small tv as my friend and I watched for movies. What interest me in all the movies that I have seen was this man in one movie whose body was really big and has big muscles too. I wonder though what he does to build muscle fast and I have seen ladies who has build muscles too. Just wondering if too much workout and pills did that or is it safe to take pills to build muscles? well.. this is just me and my thoughts.

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Need some beauty pampering!

My job is quite stressful and a holiday that was like a whirlwind trip did not help at all. It seems that whenever I look at myself at the mirror I feel like I look a year older.... and it's not good specially when hubby is a way more younger in me in age.
I was really thinking a bout this for quite sometimes too.. of what to do to look younger. I doubt if salicylic acid peel could help me solve my worries.
Plus I really hate to put make up on when I am working outside or doing fieldwork because I sweat a lot and the thing I applied I will just sweat it off too.
I am just praying that God would give me a good feeling and looks each day. :)

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pimples on my forehead

It is really cold here in Elmira or most specially at my friends house because her heater is broken and she has no time to fix it specially now that her husband is away for moose hunting and won't be back till Saturday.  So when  night comes its kind of misery to us (joking).
So with all this coldness here hubby and I sometimes don't shower or wash our face at night and because of that I have a big pimples right in my forehead. I just hope this won't go big and turn into acne for the next thing I'll do is  getting for best acne treatment which I don't feel like doing specially that we are going to some place again, a place which I also know as very hot and I will be sweating for sure because of our intense activities.
I just hope this pimple will go away before we arrive in the Phils.

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I need some healthy ones!

Our friend John mother is inviting us for dinner tonight and our friend Liss will be taking us there. I think she will be preparing rice for us and some other typical Canadian food. During our lunch hubby and I had sandwich and a chips. We went to IT to join them for lunch because we are only a floor above from the office doing quilting. Liss mom Pix is a good quilter, so she taught us how to make our own quilt. Hubby and I enjoyed it so much and its not done yet, tomorrow we will go there again to finish our quilt and I am excited.

With all these good food and eating, I think I really need some safe diet pills that work or else I'll go home double my size from the time I came and to think its only a month time. ooh goodness, hoping it won't go that way or else I'll be a month in fasting.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Cambodia Mission Trip

I have to admit that I have quite made a crazy decision, you know why? because just one day after we arrived in the Philippines we are leaving again for Cambodia. It's crazy because we never thought of the jet lag we might have during that time. We thought that we still have three days still and haven't anticipated that we are (in the Phils.) one ahead. We are leaving from here (Toronto) on the 20th and thought of arriving at that same day still but we are not so when we got home  it's already 21st and we are leaving again on the 23rd (early).
I am expecting of a doozy dizzy days ahead of me and I am in a dire need of a  Diet pills that give you energy even in my busiest time of days.
I am hoping of great day ahead of me though. I just hope all is good specially the emotional side because I can definitely cope up some physical tiredness but not the emotional one! Praying things will be fine when we get back.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!


May mga bagay sa ating buhay na wala tayong magagawa kundi ang magbugtonghininga nalang.  Kagaya sa amin ng aking asawang lalake.
Dito sa Canada ay tunay naman na pinagpala kami ng ating Panginoong Diyos sa maraming bagay at may mga sitwasyon na medyo nahihirapan kami na Kanyang pinapahintulutan. Hindi naman sa nagrereklamo kami... pero medyo nahihirapan lang din.
Dahil sa aming pakikipag-usap sa kaung kani-kanino lalo na pagdating sa aming trabaho o ministeryo sa Pinas ay may nakikita kaming mga kumplikadong sitwasyon sa darating na panahon kung pahihintulutan ng Lord na mangyari yung mga programa na pinapatupad o pinag-aaralan ng mga nakakataas sa amin.
Diko maiwasan na mag-isip at mag-alala dahil nakasalalay dito ang aming pinagkukunan (in other words: financial support :))
Minsan isang araw naka-usap ko ang isa sa sumusuporta sa amin panungkol sa maaring pagbabago at hindi niya nagustuhan ito at medyo magalit siya at gusto niyang kausapin namin ang pinakamataas na tao sa opis dito sa kanila at kinabahan talaga ako ng sobra kasi diko inaasahan na ganoon ang magiging reaksiyon niya. Pero di ko siya masisisi kasi pera niya yon at siya ang may disisyon kung saan niya gustong ibigay.
Hay buhay! Ang tangin pag-asa namin ay kung pangako ng Lord sa amin. Wala kaming magagawa sa pagbabago.. pero may magagawa ang Lord!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My friend

Just the week that has passed was quite a whirl wind kind of a trip for me and hubby. We went driving the whole time with our host friend.
The best thing that ever happen to me was to finally met Dennis wife Karen in person. She is a lovely lady with a beautiful heart. She has a lupus disease before and she in good shape right now. God has blessed her with a loving husband and good health too.
She said that it was really a hard time when she was going through that illness good thing they have a cheap health insurance in their place and it indeed helped them a lot when it comes with the hospitalization and everything.
I thank God for all the the blessings He poured out for His children.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!


The temptation to work here in Canada is huge for me and Doy specially when we thought of the money we could earn so that we could buy a house and a car in the Phils. We even day dreaming of that even if God will only give us two years... we could earn huge money.
But as for now we can't leave our missionary work because it where God wants us and doing that give us joy. Hubby's sister was actually telling him to find her a job here, maybe if she would try to apply  for a  health care jobs she might get hired, its hard though but it would worth a try, who knows the Lord will grant the desires of her heart.
As for me and Doy, it may be our heart desire but the Lord's will still will prevail.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Heavy heart!

Hubby and I are sitting right now here at Saskatoon Airport waiting for our flight to Toronto. We really had great  time here not only because its a very beautiful place but mostly because the people we met are very lovely people. 
Our host friend Dennis and Karen are amazing couple. They brought us to places we never thought there was and really try their very best to make us warm and welcome.
It made me sad to leave them. This is the very first time I cried walking through airport security or this is the very first time I cried leaving the place I visit. 
Definitely Doy and I will going to miss them to the highest level.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Two weddings!

It's almost unbelievable that I went to a wedding last two weeks ago and tomorrow I am going to another wedding again. Can't believe for a two weddings in one trip. The wedding that I have attended last week was quite a different one says some people, its not the typical Canadian wedding and the tomorrow is a another not typical wedding too. It's sad that I did not able see any typical Canadian wedding but its all good too because I know my friends are all very creative so they want their big day to be fun and memorable in their own special way.
My friend whose wedding is tomorrow is already on their place preparing everything and I am pretty sure that everybody whose in the wedding are busy doing things. I have heard from people that if you are in the wedding, the bride and groom gives gifts, I am just wondering too on what kind of groomsmen gifts they would give to the groomsmen. :)

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Just got back!

We just arrived from a beautiful place called Banff. This place is located in Alberta Canada. We spend three nights and four days there. Extraordinary is the word that I would like to use to describe the place. I would not like to give details about the place because I would like to save it to my trip blog post.
Aside from the beautiful place is also the irresistible food. That place is full of extraordinary  foods too. I think I gain a lot and even now my tummy is still big from all the food I have eaten.
Goodness, I don't wanna go home double the size... that would be the last thing I would do. So my mind is on thermogenic fat burners today because I am thinking of how am I to lose some pounds in a week.
whew! this would gonna be hard!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Today is Sunday

Hubby and I will be speaking in a Filipino Community church today here in Hamilton. I don't really know what to say... this not means that I have nothing to say... it just I have a lot to say but don't know where to start or how to start.
God has been good to us.... I would be very ashamed with Him if I won't give back the glory.  God is the reason why we are here today. Without is divine intervention this dream of visiting Canada will remain a dream.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Woke up at 5am (Hamilton Time)

Whew! I thought I passed jetlag already because I am not that sleepy during the day time, and could stay up awake till late at night. Last night I went to bed at one in the morning here and yet I woke up very early at about five and can't go back to sleep anymore. So I turn on my lappy tappy and do facebook.
Then I felt like updating my blog. sooooo here I am writing down my post for the day.
I am hoping I won't get tired and sleepy the rest of the day specially that we are going to a refugee house and do some stuff.
I am thinking of drinking coffee with no sugar and cream to help me get going. huh!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dito na lang!

Eto uli ako, may mga ganitong factor na emosyon at pag-iisip. Di ko alam kung mababasa ito ng ibang mga tao na pwedeng mag comment ng kung anu-ano lang. Pero sana di na kasi dinelete ko na sa facebook ang blogsite namin. hehehehe.
Naaasar ako sa mga taong di maka-intinde ng sitwasyon at pinagpipilitan pa din nila kung ano ang gusto nila. Hay! may mga taong ganun talaga. di maintindihan ang ibig sabihin ng cross cultural differences. Kailangan silang asikasuhin... kasi inasikaso daw nila nung nasa kanila sila, pero di nga sila ganun... at nagngangailangan sila ng pag-intinde sa sitwasyon na ito. "why not suck it up and move on."
kailangan kung nasaan siya ay nandun ako... at kung nasaan ako ay nandun siya. hay... para tuloy kaming mag basang sisiw na nagsasama-sama palage. para tuloy kaming kawawa tingnan. parang mga ewan. Bakit kasi sunod siya ng sunod sa akin. bakit di siya makipag kaibigan at mag stick doon at di niya kami ni doy hanapin ng hanapin at sunod siya ng sunod sa amin.
Hay! na-offend ko pa siya ngayon. pag-uwi namin ng Pinas. panigurado na sira ako sa kanya. na-badtrip ba naman ako at nasabi ko sa kanya na... "sunod ka kasi ng sunod sa amin :D"... natahimik siya.  my bad... I know!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Big pimples

Most of the guys I knew has problem with big pimples. And since they just ignore it, it became an acne. So I am thinking that maybe its because of the warm weather that we had and humidity plus a lot of sweat and pollution in the air become a skin problem with most of the guys.
Acne is not a pleasing thing to see specially if its an face acne or sometimes on the top of your nose. nah! no one likes it. Everyone who has it  does everything to erase it.
People will spend more money or mostly all of their money just to have a smooth face skin.
I may not have have the acne problem but I don't have a smooth skin either. But what i am thankful about it is the fact that I don't have that nasty acne.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Safe diet!

Actually I've been thinking of taking diet pills since the moment I found out the my clothes won't fit me anymore. I am just afraid to do it because I don't want to suffer the side effects. Although there are some products that are safe diet pills but its still hard to trust specially nowadays.
So, I have never tried any ever. But some of my friends been telling me to try it just once but some told me not no to specially now that we are trying to get pregnant.
So maybe in the future I might but not now! I might just do the walking every now and then so that even just I lose a few then be okay with that then.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Burning the fast way

These past few nights I bug hubby to come walk with me every night so that I'll loss weight even in this way. Hubby was and still is very supportive but just laughed at me whenever i did the power walk. He found me amusing to look at walking in that way. So what I did, I made him walk like me so that he won't laugh at me. I thought I have good thinking when I though of that though... but to my surprise it made him laugh more.
I had red this post about how the best fat burners, and have found out the the best way to do it is through exercise. I just thought that if can walk 30 minutes every night would be an amazing thing. But how can I do that because there were nights that hubby and I are both busy and no time for walking and not even tonight since we'll be out with friends. Wish I could walk from our house to Rockwell and vise versa. :)

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Thinking of Diet!

Just awhile ago my team leaders wife was talking to me with a bottle of home made tea. She told me that the tea helped her with diet thing. She indeed loss weight in doing such, but I don't think so I can do it since hubby doesn't like it.
I am not really into losing weight right now. All I want is I to fit in my dress for my friends wedding. Actually part of my dilemma during friends weddings is to fit in to some dress. I went shopping the other day for dress but unfortunately I came home with nothing because nothing fits :(.
If there's only a best hgh pills that will only last for a day...  I might get it just for times as this. So that I will look fabulous on pictures for friends big day. :D

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Thinking of them...

Hubby and I been crazy shopping for friends presents and wedding gifts. Been mall hopping since last week looking for stuff we need for our trip. But  my post is not about shopping, its about....
...I was sitting in a table of four waiting for hubby and our food outside mang-inasal at mall of asia. It took hubby awhile to came to where I am, so by that i have time to look around and watched the people around me, but what really got my attention were these two people working in mid-noon while almost all the people where busy munching their food. I don't enjoy my food that much knowing here I am eating and the two men were working. Part of me would like to ask hubby if we could buy two extra food for the guys, but I know mu hubby's answer would be like... "what are you thinking?" knowing he ordered the cheapest one because we almost ran out of cash.
My uneasiness was somewhat lessen because some people blocked my sight from them.
I just pray that they get a lot from their work or probably not a lot but at least  could sustain them their daily needs.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Was Robbed!

We had a gathering at our house last night because it was advance celebration of my friends birthday and a thanksgiving/send-off for us too since we are leaving for Canada on Thursday. It was also the very first time of a friend to come to our house... so we had this girls chat galore that we did not notice its already four in the morning.
We talked a lot of different random things, like from the past to the future. One topic though that we had was robbers modus operandi. My friend got robbed several times that she was even afraid to be outside at certain times, the robbers got all her important things like camera, iphone, wallet and her wallet has her credits card, drivers license and money. Its scary how people with bad motives watched our moves and follows us around. If we could only have a rfid wallet ( and rfid blocking wallet) so they won't know what's inside our bag.
As of now, all that we can do is to be very careful and not to entertain suspicious people.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Six Days more and counting...

Its six days more before our flight for Toronto, Canada. 
I just can't explain my excitement. Can't wait to see long time friends that I don't see long time too. 
Finally... one of my wildest dream will ever come true. I was desperate to get a visa three years ago and was denied twice, but this time... I got it. I will be able to see now the place my friends told us that they would take us when we get there. It was all an imagination before, but this time will be a reality.
God is sooooo good!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ooh Goodness!

Last week I promised myself that I would trim my diet: means less rice and more exercise!
But: its not happening, I even see myself eating more rice and doing nothing. The more I told myself that I would eat less rice the more that I craved for it. waaaaaaaaaaaah! what would happen to me now. I will attend two weddings one in September and one in October. I hate to look to dress to wear because I know it would be hard for me. Before I usually look for the size s-for small, now I'm on xl-means extra large. waaaaah! can't take this anymore, but busyness made me eat more than eat less!
Don't like to take diet pills since I don't want to bear the side effects.
whew! life is not that easy... you will always look for the one that you don't have.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Confident in Jesus

As I was reading a devotional book, I come across an explanation about total peace in Jesus or else  our peace is just mere ignorance and when something confusing happens our peace becomes turmoil and unbearable, when its not from Him.
Reading this devotional book everyday helped me see things clearly and made me focus on things that is worthwhile rather than the things that is not.
I thank God for allowing me to go through with things that is not easy for me to bear but because of His help, I made it through. :)
Happy thursday everyone.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Visa Approved

Last Friday afternoon our visa arrived. It was a breath taking time of our lives. I don't know what to do and don't want to expect anything. I wanted the time to stop and the world to stand still. whew! I don't like to go through with such feelings again if I can avoid it. Visa is granted already....
Now, we are or actually i am struggling to book our ticket. We can't find any cheap one all is expensive since its too soon. People were asking us why we do things just these days? Well, all I can tell them is.. this probably the right time for us.
When our visa application results was not yet seen... All that matter to me was the approved visa... (I actually thought even if we wont be able to go.. it doesn't matter anymore since i got the visa) but now that we got it... things have change since I really want to go and the visa is not enough, we need a plane ticket too.
The Lord have given us the visa and I know that the ticket will follow!
Thank you dear Lord!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Fun Times...

Here in our house we have a lot of entertainment sort of gadget. But the most that entertains me is the DVD because we used it a lot as a group. I enjoyed watching with friends. But hubby and the boys would look after the xbox 360 first more than anything. They use it even if their alone or I'd rather say that they enjoy it even more when no one plays with them. lol! well, we only have one joy stick, reason why if someone is playing the other one means watching.
It's funny though that when our xbox broke the boys were all sad while my friend and I were jsut smiling.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bugging Mirrors

My friends mom came last year for a month vacation/work. Hubby and i helped her finds place or hotel for her stay. Every time we dropped her at her hotel the guards would always inspect our van no matter how many times during the day we visit the hotel. They would use this convex mirrors to inspect the under part of the vehicle. I never knew what was it before and how important it is during inspection. I was so naive because what the guards does annoys me a lot until such time when I came to this realization that I should be thankful to them since they are doing their job well.
Ignorance is not good!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ice cream for the soul

Last week, I took my grand-children to a restaurant.

My six-year-old grand-son asked if he could say grace.

As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Nana gets us ice cream for dessert. And liberty and justice for all! Amen!"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!"

Hearing this, my grand-son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.

He winked at my grand-son and said, "I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer."

"Really?" my grand-son asked.

"Cross my heart," the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."

Naturally, I bought my grand-children ice cream at the end of the meal. My grand-son stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will remember the rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already."
The End

I love this story!
Got this from a friend and thought of sharing this with you.
Sometimes, we all need some ice cream.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Need some body pampering

After weeks of busyness hubby and I just need a complete pampering, I mean body pampering. We need some massage just don't know when though since it's quite expensive here. But anyways it's worth it though after you feel light about your body.
My friend is masseur though, she took a 4 years course about it and now a professional. Probably if I had to give her a gift I might get her a massage table carry case for I know it would of great benefit with her.
But since we live far away from each other that made me an excuse of that giving her a present for her graduation. lol!
I wished though that she's here so that I she could do body massage on me.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cambodia Mission Trip

I am sometimes mixed emotion because of the many things that we are supposed have done our mission trip. But   until today we are not that prepared yet.
As for myself and hubby, we were given a great responsibility to lead the sports ministry and hygiene ministry that we are going to do there. Of course being in-charge means a lot of things to do and more responsibilities. I actually don't know where to start. Our team leader asked us how far we've gone with our preparations.  We actually has no funds for it, we are fundraising for it part individually and part as a team. Hubby would raise funds for the sports fest  and i must raise funds for the hygiene and raise funds also for our personal contribution (means: for accommodation, airfare and food). sigh, I don't actually know where to get this, all I know is I'm looking forward to be blessed to be a blessing!
please pray for us, we need to raise $1000.00/hygiene and sports, plus another $1000.00/personal.
Fund raising is not my style or as other people say "forte".
So help me God!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Team retreat on Sunday

My team leader organized an annual team plus partners retreat this coming Sunday in Halang Laguna for us. We are all excited for this overnight team retreat specially that our couple friend from Colorado, USA who visited us for a week are joining with us, we have a feeling that it would be a good night. It's gonna be fun... fun... fun... !
Well, with that, I was also assigned for breakfast and lunch (meaning I have to prepare for that). I'm done with my menu actually and soon will be off for marketing. Part of my menu though for lunch is more on grilling, so I'm hoping there will be an outdoor electric grills for us to use or else it's gonna be a chaos for me.:)
I am excited to cook, swim in the hot spring pool and  eat the food as well. wooohooo!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Will we be the next?...

A friend of mine got her Canadian Visa  yesterday. Hubby and I looked at each other as we were told... asking one another in silence... will we be the next... we'll we hope so. So submitted the same documents just at different time. She submitted hers five days after ours. Hubby and I are in difficult situation this time because of the waiting time thing. We don't depend on our documents... we put our faith in the Lord. "He who begun a good work in me will be faithful to to complete it."

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Got starbucks coffee

I got my mocha cappuccino  and ate rocks her caramel machiato. ooh good grief!
I know its late for coffee already but just can't help coz we miss it!
Thanks to hubby though because he just love to lavish me with love. hehehehe.
He had give in to my crazy indulgence!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Talking about Cameras!

These days... hubby and I been arguing about our digital camera. He wanted to sell it and buy a new one, but i don't want to because it was a gift from a dear  couple friend. What makes hubby wants to sell it because he doesn't like buying the triple A battery each time we will use it, and the rechargeable battery is also expensive and don't last long.
We are actually thinking of buying a digital camera but definitely not like the one that we own at the moment. It bugs me I need some pictures for my blog and can't find a new one. Part of me would like to blame hubby to the max and quarrel him big time :( but just ca't do it too because hubby can't do anything at the moment because even if he would like to have a new one. we don't have the money yet and if also we will buy a new battery it's only a waste of money. sigh.
Another option for us of having is a digital camcorder and two of my teammates has it. I might see the digital camcorder reviews though to see if I would consider it.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Christmas in August?

Honestly peeps last month I added Christmas songs to my list of favorites songs on my groveshark account. And was singing with it loud enough that my officemates told me that it's still early to play Christmas songs. lol! But, I just can't help it, because I'm excited for Christmas. I even wished its December now, so that i could set up Christmas tress and put some led xmas lights, ooh lights just excites me in general. I love staring at it  and also Christmas lights lighten up my spirits.
Ten years ago, I was asked by my pastor at church to decorate our missionary house. So I bought a lot of lights and arrange it nicely outside the house. Every six o'clock at night I personally lit it up and at seven when all is dark, I would sit outside grab a chair and a soda. The memories of it still very clear in my mind. Christmas lights reminds me of how colorful my life is because of Jesus! :)

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My fund raising letter

Please take time to read

I am Emily Suarez, a missionary of International Teams Philippines Inc. a missions organization  that send missionaries to different countries. I am under Youth Mobilization Ministry, a ministry that trains and equip young people to be come good leaders in their church, community and the Philippines.  Part of our ministry is also feeding the street children here in San Isidro Makati and another in Alabang/Sucat area.
Part of what we do is we also do mission trip local and foreign each year. This year as part of our local trip, just last month-July,  we brought 14 young people to Tiaong, Quezon Philippines to do some community service. It was indeed a fulfilling trip. This coming October 24 to November 2, we are going to Siem Reap, Cambodia for a foreign mission trip. Part of our program there is to conduct hygiene clinic reason why I am send this letter to your company hoping to get some hygiene materials of any kinds. Hoping you will extends your blessings to us and the kids we are about to help.
Thank you so much and God bless.
I also attached our official letter.

Sincerely Yours,
Emily Suarez - YM Team Department

Hygiene Clinics Needs

150 each items:
-bath soap
-face towel 
-cotton buds

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vacay In Mind

Just days ago a couple friend of ours arrived from a sweet vacation in Boracay, Philippines. Looking at their pictures made me want to go for a vacation too.
Hubby and I was discussing about it last night (I mean the where, when and how) because we were planning to do a cheap vacation too. Hopefully next year will be able  to get maybe not a Branson vacation package since were out of their package area, but definitely a cheap package too. We can't afford a grand one since our budget is really tight but still we will make it grand our way. Anyways a fancy vacation is not just about the beautiful expensive places, its also about whom you be with and how you will make things beautiful.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Reality Bites

Some people just don't allow other people to rest in peace (;), what I mean is when someone fails yesterday and comeback to the Lord today (I mean have repented today and moving on.) People will accept them today also, try to give them good advices and trying to helped this person to move on. But, when the person has moved on already people tried their very hard too to bring them back to their past. So  sad that we are like that as always, we try to help people and try to break them too.
But as for us sinners: this is our consequence and it hurts and the bites so deep that it almost always break us apart once again. This is reality... everyone falls in this mistake.. no one is perfect. Only GOD is!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Beautiful Team (SBC)

The team on their best

Alex (Professional Photographer)
Paige (highschool student)
Becky (the team leader)
Michelle (she's a teacher)
Rachel (she's a midwife)
the team helped prepare the food
Gareth (A youth Pastor)
James (University student)
Paige and Michelle

Steph (University student)

Lizzy (high school student)

Rachel (University student)
Joe (University student)
Simon (University student)
all of us at shakeys

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Slideshow for us!

Before the Stopsley Baptist Church youth team arrived hubby and I been contemplating on whether to use a power point presentation for their orientation. So we never really agreed on using anything until the day came and I was surprised that hubby was so furious at me because I did not brought our laptop, it was then that I realized that he needed the slideshow that we use the previous orientation for foreign missionaries.
It was quite frustrating and upsetting both for my part and his but still thankful that we able to made it even though we did not use any visual aid. But in the other hand it would be brilliant if we had it.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mercy Ministry

Today will be our last day here at I.T. Tender Ministry of  Youth Mobilization under International Teams Philippines Missions Organization. We were here for four days with some Christian youth missionaries  for Luton, England.
It broke my heart I saw the kids and their families living in some slum area here in Sucat and Alabang Philippines. But my heart was more broken when I saw the youth missionaries who were crying in empathy to our poor children living in such place. They played with the children, taught them some song and feed them in spite of the pouring rain and total warmness (i mean total hotness and heavy rain after).
These youth are not really professional missionaries, they are just ordinary youth from a Stopsley Baptist Church, who has passion for poor Filipino children.
Seeing those children broke their heart and has changed their views in life. I do believe that their life will never be the same again in a good way after this mission trip.
I praise God that I have the opportunity to serve God along with these beautiful young people even with just a short period of time. To sum up, serving Jesus is totally awesome!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

House stuff

Hubby and I talked a lot about what we should do if the Lord would give us a new house. We really need of an owned or loaned house. We don't want to rent forever, because we knew that soon will get old and when times comes that we indeed are, we don't want to worries ourselves with the rentals.
Actually we've been planning even now what to do or how would our look. We already went to some store and looked for possible stuff to put in our house. And of course as the woman in the house I'm the one who wants to buy a lot of stuff. I am very particular on what kind of shower materials for the shower and sinks for the kitchen should we put in and what kind of couches should we buy for the living room. I want my house to be simple but clean. So even now hubby and I knows what to buy when time comes our dream will be granted because we've been scouting around for it :).

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Busy walking and talking :)

Bzz.. bzz.. bzz..! busy.. busy little bee!
Hubby and I are in-charge with team hosting in our little team. And just wednesday night, we pick-up a team of 12 at the airport and we've been with time since then.
I really enjoyed what I'm doing... it's just tiring sometimes with all the walk in here and there.
These team consists  of mostly youth from Luton, England. They are here to experience mission here and help us with our ministry to the poor.
I enjoyed being with the team because they are funny in a good way!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Excited but Scared II!

People around us are busy moving from one place to another. Next week we are going to move some stuff to a nearby building for a missionary friend who is arriving  soon and would stay here at the Philippines for six months. My team leader and his family are planning to move to another house the soonest the possible and probably our office will move with him to that place where he would stay too.
Hubby and I we're discussing about the possibilities of moving to Cavite for good because our friend whom we share with our house rent are moving to Rizal.  We are both happy and sad about this moving on. Happy because we will save money from house rent  but sad for sure because we will going to miss our friends and travel far and long to get to the office. But I know that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!


It has been one of my desire to own a car one day just like the cars of some people I knew. And If I live somewhere west I would like to own an rv because its big and spacious and it also good for long travels. I love travels but not driving because i don't know how to drive and I pity hubby when he drives far plus if hubby is driving it means that I don't  have the right to sleep and I need to be up with him.
But this is what I 'm thinking if we have our own car and will travel far, all we need to do when hubby feels sleepy we will find a place where we could stop and let hubby fall asleep for an hour. See, its a brilliant idea :D
And of course we need an rv insurance for that so if in case something happen with the car we then are secured.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Just frustrated about certain things.
...yeah I know God knows what his doing and he knows whats best for me. But... I'm only a human being that  can't help to get frustrated. sigh to the max!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ipod or Cellphone?

Just awhile ago I was telling hubby to buy me a new cellphone because I was thinking of giving mine to him. My cellphone is just a few months old actually but I don't enjoy it. It doesn't have the camera that I want and I can't upload songs that I want. But it's a good one though, it has dual simcard and a lot of other good features  but its just not what I want and needed but in fact its more of hubby's type of phone.
I want to give it to him since he needs a new one too, his is too old and almost broken. Well, I'm not asking him to buy me new one right away. I'm just telling him that if we have the opportunity.
I'm also contemplating of buying an ipod instead of a cellphone. I don't know?! I have known about an insurance for ipads, but I  don't know if I ever get an insurance if I chose to buy ipod instead.

Looking Back....

Today; since I was alone in the house I've got the serenity opportunity.
It was quiet and calm. As I lay down on my bed I thought of a lot of things but mostly of the past.  Question like what had happened to us  kept playing in my head. As I remember very clearly, when life was simple and all that matters was just.... (where would we get food, whom should we share His goodness or where is Tata and Gigi or the rest of the gang?)
Tata and Gigi are my dear close friends, they are sisters that most people
 thought are twins (but they are not). With them.. we went anywhere together, we live in the house and stay at the same room, eat and drink together and we even prayed the same prayer.
What had happened to us?...
Tata and I are both married. Tata got married two years before mine. She  has two kids already, a very sweet girl and a gorgeous boy and they live approximately one hour and thirty minutes away from me. While Gigi went to China for a missionary work. She stayed there two years two. Though she is home today and getting married in February next year.
I just can't help but reminisce the past we had. We had a simple but happy life. We just laughed our worries away.
But now... we don't even see each other for months unless there are special occasions,  like the other day we visited Tata and Gigi came to our house to pay a visit too. We don't talk like before. Everything is casual when we see each other. But I do believe that in our hearts we remain friends as we are just like the old times. I know we still love each other like sisters. :)

Me and my hubby

Tata and her family

Gigi and her fiancé

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

T-shirt and other printing services

Just a month ago inside our house has a lot of t-shirt, it's in different color and sizes. All you could see was t-shirt all around, from the chairs, tables, couch and even the stairs :), you know why? my friend has a t-shirt printing business or what we called it silkscreen (if I'm not mistaken). As I see it though, it's not an easy job to do specially with the folding and everything aside from the paints smell. Good thing they really get good money from it. They also are thinking of expanding their business into making other printing stuff such as personalized picture magnet. Well, if my friend could only find an easy way to do it or have an online printing services instead would be more amazing.
As for these past few weeks they don't have any t-shirt printing to do. Hopefully they get more order soon!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Feeling Weird!

I don't know, today I just feels weird. My body seems heavy though I've been walking here and there, done this and that and even used a dumbbell for exercise that last only five minutes :))))
And now, I'm here at the office feeling weird! whew!
I ate breakfast late though and haven't eaten my lunch yet because it feels yuck!
whatever... this too will pass!
Happy Thursday everyone!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


"carry yourself in such a way that whEn people are sitting, you would be STANDING...and when they are standing, you would STAND OUT...and when they stand out you would be OUTSTANDING...and when they dare to be outstanding, you will be their STANDARD!!!"

(got this from my friend fb wall post.)

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Smile :)

This should make you smile!                                 

A Child's View of Thunderstorms 
A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning.

The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school. She also feared the electrical storm might harm her child. Full of concern, the mother got into her car and quickly drove along the route to her child's school.  As she did, she saw her little                                  girl walking along.

At each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up, and smile.  More lightning followed quickly and with each, the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile.

When the mother drew up beside the child, she lowered the window and called, "What are you doing?"
The child answered, "I am trying to look pretty because God keeps taking my picture."
May God bless you today and every day as you face the storms that come your way!