Monthly Archives: June 2012

Blogger of the Week: Cancer Killing Recipe

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Cancer Killing Recipe

An inspirational blog of a gracious lady, survivor of a cancer, and loving every minute of her life, every minute of it. In fact, she celebrated her 65th birthday with glee, graciousness and full of gratitude… and she’s looking forward to celebrate her 70th (and beyond)… and the topmost of her concern is doing something good and meaningful everyday, 1825 good deeds to do… and do blogging…. Here’s an excerpt from her blog “my apology.” 🙂 🙂 funny and heart-warming!

“Blogging is great. I have so much more to say. I just wish I can do it a little faster. I’m going to learn. Blogging is the best thing what happened to me. But if I will never get sick, I will never became a Blogger, because I will have nothing to blog about. This is the way I see it.

And as long as I can inspire someone, somewhere, and as long as You are going to “click” and “like”, I’m going to keep Blogging. And Blogging keeps me so busy, that to tell You the truth, I don’t have the time to die of cancer. You see, I have nothing against dying. We all have to die some day….. It is just that I don’t want to die of cancer. And I won’t!

Because no matter what happens to me in the future, this how people in Town will talk about me in the local Diner drinking their morning coffee:

Big John: “You remember the old Lady, Limo Driver with cancer, she died yesterday”.
Old Frank: “She died of cancer?”
Big John: “No. She survived cancer. But She was talking about Blogging”.
Old Frank: “What is Blogging?”
Big John: “I don’t know. But I think this what she died of.”


(I can’t find a photo in her blog, so I took a liberty to insert this photo of another birthday girl, Aliya)

Precious Moments with Aliya

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While I was just seating taking a rest, thinking of my takehome work to do later…. my Aliya approached me with a little paper, she said, “look at this Mum, it says i love you!” and she kissed me… And she put her chin on her two palms while resting her elbows on my legs, waiting for me to see whats written on the paper… Oohhh… So want to capture that sweet face, that priceless scene, that charming smile… Of course the paper are just full of mild scrawl of “worms” and wavy lines… (she can’t write yet)… And of course, to her (and to me) it says… “I love you”  priceless, so rewarding… 🙂
That night we ended up sleeping late, just chatting, reading, learning new prayers and chatting…. And falling asleep content and happy!
(post note: and I just panicked when I woke up 3am realizing I haven’t done my homework!…. But also realized that I will never never exchange that night with Aliya by doing my work…… and then went back to sleep. Zzzzz)

 

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Today: Whatever Life Offers….

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Today…
I will work this day with all my strength,
content in the knowledge that life does not consist of wallowing in the past or peering anxiously at the future.
It is appalling to contemplate the great number of painful steps
by which one arrives at a truth so old, so obvious, and so frequently expressed.
Whatever it offers, little or much,
my life is now.

Travelling Feet, Bantayan Tower, Vigan, Ilocos, September 2011

TOday Series: 19/22

Happy Fathers’ Day

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Aliya and I made a  simple card for PaPi’s day, out from recycled cards, magazine cut-out, highlighted by their signatures and palm-print (at the back)… We made it late night and I want this as a surprise to Papi… I asked Aliya not to make noise as we went in our red (craft aka clutter) room , she actually tip-toed and talking in whisper… but when Papi peeked at the room, ALiya said “shhh…papi, secret, we are making birthday (sic. means “father day’) card for you.. 🙂 aha!

 

My Last Day… (as if)

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I will live this day as if it is my last.

And what shall I do with this last precious day which remains in my keeping?
First, I will seal up its container of life so that not one drop spills itself upon the sand.
I will waste not a moment mourning yesterday’s misfortunes,
yesterday’s defeats, yesterday’s aches of the heart,
for why should I throw good after bad?

Can sand flow upward in the hour glass?
Will the sun rise where it sets and set where it rises?
Can I take back the evil that was spoken, the blows that were struck,
the pain that was caused?
No. Yesterday is buried forever and I will think of it no more.

I will live this day as if it is my last.

And what then shall I do?
Forgetting yesterday, neither will I think of tomorrow.
Why should I throw now after maybe?
Can I perform tomorrow’s deeds while standing in today’s path?
Can I place tomorrow’s gold in today’s purse?
Should I torment myself with problems that may never come to pass?
No! Tomorrow lies buried with yesterday, and I will think of it no more.

I will live this day as if it is my last.

This day is all I have and these hours and now my eternity.
I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day
I am indeed a fortunate man and today’s hours are but a bonus, undeserved.
Why have I been allowed to live this extra day when others,
far better than I, have departed?

Is it that they have accomplished their purpose while mine is yet to be achieved?
Is this another opportunity for me to become the man I know I can be?
Is there a purpose in nature?
Is this my day to excel?

I will live this day as if it is my last.

I have but one life and life is naught but a measurement of time.
When I waste one I destroy the other.
If I waste today I destroy the last page of my life.
Therefore, each hour of this day will I cherish for it can never return.
What dying man can purchase another breath though he willingly give all his gold?
What price dare I place on the hour ahead?
I will make them priceless!

I will live this day as if it is my last.

The duties of today I shall fulfill today.
Today I shall fondle my children while they are young;
tomorrow they will be gone, and so will I.
Today I shall embrace my woman with sweet kisses;
tomorrow she will be gone and so will I.
Today I shall lift up a friend in need; tomorrow he will no longer cry for help,
nor will I hear his cries.
Today I shall give myself in sacrifice and work;
tomorrow I will have nothing to give, and there will be none to receive.

I will live this day as if it is my last.

I will avoid with fury the killers of time.
Procrastination I will destroy with action; doubt I will bury under faith;
fear I will dismember with confidence.
Where there are idle mouths, I will listen not;
where there are idle hands, I will linger not;
where there are idle bodies, I will visit not.
I am a man of love and today is my last chance to prove
my love and my greatness.

I will live this day as if it is my last.

And if it is my last, it will be my greatest monument.
This day I will make the best day of my life.
This day I will drink every minute to its full.
I will savor its taste and give thanks.
I will maketh every hour count and each minute
I will trade only for something of value.
Each minute of today will be more fruitful than hours of yesterday.
My last must be my best.

I will live this day as if it is my last.
And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.

From Scroll  from the book “The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino

Blogger of the Week: Kindness Girl

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Kindness Girl… Because Kindness Changes Everything…

I love this blogsite! It is full of warmth and goodness and of course, kindness… It chronicles one mum’s ideas, projects and actions of kindness…. Ms. Patience Salgado must have a very big heart and she inspires so many people. BEING kind by itself is one thing but SHOWING kindness either small, menial, random, deliberate, grand or simple, almost everyday and every moment is one great and noble feat. And I admire Ms Salgado’s for her deeds and mission!

See for yourself and be inspired! Kindness Girl…

 

And one of my favorite entries is about
5 things to do when doors are closing…

By the way, her photographs are amazing too!

Today: Away from Temptation

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Today…
I will turn away from any temptation today
that might cause me to break my word or my self-respect.
I am positive that the only thing I possess more valuable than my life
is my honor.


Vigan Church September 2011

Today Series: 18/22

Integrity from the root word “Integer” means whole, means 100%…