Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Information from Inquirer.net:
"Eraño Manalo, religious leader of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, passed away in his home Monday, an official of one of the country’s largest religious groups said Tuesday.
Manalo, INC executive minister, passed away at 3:53 p.m. of August 31, said INC spokesman Bienvenido Santiago in a statement aired over the INC-owned television network Net 25 Tuesday morning.
Manalo was 84.
Quoting Manalo's doctor Rey Melchor Santos, Santiago said the religious leader died of cardiopulmonary arrest.
“Hinihiling namin na patnubayan ang buong Iglesia sa panahon ng matinding dalamhati (We request that the entire Church be guided during this time of severe grief),” Santiago said in a brief statement on television.
The wake will be open to the public later this Tuesday.
The remains of Manalo will be interred at the Templo Sentral of the INC in Quezon City, Santiago said.
The Iglesia, which has ministries around the world, is a known political force, voting as a bloc during elections."
After writing this blog entry, we are going to the INC Central Temple to meet with some relatives who are already inside the church, to view and pay tribute to our beloved Ka Erdy.
The flock is in grief, but it is as strong as ever, if not stronger... We will never forget our beloved brother. I vow to carry on...
Thursday, July 9, 2009
We are off to Europe this Saturday and hopefully, the internet connection at my sister's place is better. I will then be catching up on any meme backlogs and pending posts.
Watch out for new updates on this page. Thank God, I can update my Twitter!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
- What is the longest love relationship (partner) you have had, and if it has ended, why?
The longest relationship I've had would be with my dear hubby :)
- What is on your bedside table?
I have a night lamp, a book, tissue box and hand sanitizer, mobile phone and a photo of my son.
- How many pillows do you have on your bed? Do you make your bed every day?
We have a total of 4 pillows on our bed. Yes, our bed is made every day.
Come join us at Manic Monday!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Here's my loot...
The Quidditch Through The Ages book (Harry Potter) is for Mommy *grin* and the rest is for little CB, of course!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
- Do you usually wear perfume/cologne? If so, what's your current favorite?
- What's the last book you've read that you thought was really good? If you don't have one, what looks promising on your to-be-read list?
Just finished reading (again) One Hundred by Nina Garcia - It is about 100 timeless fashion pieces that every woman must have in her possession. Really helpful if you're planning to revamp your wardrobe.
- Fill in the blank:
I wouldn't be caught dead... camping out/roughing it in the woods! I don't like bugs and I don't fancy the idea of not being able to wash/shower with hot water whenever I want to. I told my hubby I can do it if we rent an RV *smiles*
Join us on Manic Monday :)
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Fun at the park
Entertaining each other on the plane
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
In Cebu right now and having fun in the sun with my family...
Goofing around with his favorite toy for the trip, the anahaw fan
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
- Update my blogs
- Pamper myself at the Spa
- Gym and Swim
- Coffee and Chat with my friends
- Play PC games - Luxor, Diner Dash and more.
- Watch my Sex And The City & Little Britain DVDs
- Surf the Internet
- And last but not the least... Shopping!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
1. Viva La Vida by Coldplay
2. Disturbia by Rihanna
3. If I Were A Boy by Beyonce
4. I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry
5. Live Your Life by T.I. featuring Rihanna
6. So What by Pink
7. When I Grow Up by Pussycat Dolls
8. 7 Things by Miley Cyrus
9. With You by Chris Brown
10. Low by Flo Rida
Monday, June 1, 2009
Moms who take care of their kids full-time should be given a more worthy title. It's just fair for someone who works full-time with no paid leaves and no overtime pay, isn't it?
Not sure who the author is, but if anyone knows the author I would love to credit them.
A woman named Ann renewing her driver’s license at the County Clerk’s office was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. “What I mean is,” explained the recorder, “do you have a job, or are you just a …..?
“Of course I have a job,” snapped Ann. “I’m a Mom.”
“We don’t list ‘Mom’ as an occupation… ‘Housewife’ covers it,” said the recorder emphatically.
I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like, “Official Interrogator” or “Town Registrar.”
“What is your occupation?” she probed. What made me say it, I do not know… The words simply popped out. “I’m a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations.”
The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair, and looked up as though she had not heard right. I repeated the title slowly, emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.
“Might I ask,” said the clerk with new interest, “just what you do in your field?” Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply, “I have a continuing program of research, (what mother doesn’t), in the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out). I’m working for my Masters, (the whole family), and already have four credits, (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree)? I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.”
There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk’s voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.
As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants — ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby), in the child-development program, testing out a new vocal pattern. I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than “just another Mom.”
Motherhood... What a glorious career!
Does this make grandmothers “Senior Research Associates in the Field of Child Development and Human Relations” and great-grandmothers “Executive Senior Research Associates”? I think so! I also think it makes Aunts “Associate Research Assistants”.
Friday, May 29, 2009
This photo was taken when I was only 8 months old! The turban I wore is from Saudi Arabia, courtesy of a cousin who worked there. I had a Tweety top on! *smiles*
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
1. Nadya Suleman aka Octo-Mom
2. Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
3. Jon & Kate Gosselin
4. Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson
5. Susan Boyle
6. Paris Hilton
7. Britney Spears
8. Holly Madison
9. Tom Cruise
10. G.W.Bush and Family
Monday, May 25, 2009
1. Take your award here.
2. Put the logo on your post.
3. Link the person who awarded you.
4. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
5. Add links to those blogs on yours.
6. Leave a message for your nominees on their blog.
Passing this on to:
Joy of Mommy's Joy
Macy of Power of Two
Chris of The Mommy Journey
Elizabeth of All About Elizabeth
Bambie of Azumi - My Kawaii Princess' Story
Mai of Official Chosen Fate
Golden of One Proud Mom, One Proud Wife
Friday, May 22, 2009
Here are some photos of my CB with his Grandparents...
CB and Mama Lola at the beach in Torquay, Australia
With Nana at home in Melbourne
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
My 10 Favorite Cities:
I have visited all the cities listed here and I wouldn't think twice to go back or possibly move to one of these places. *grin*
1. London - shopping and sightseeing is the best here. wish we could move here!
2. Paris - oh la la! one of the places we went to during our honeymoon... i fell in love with this city!
3. Gold Coast - i love the beach! nuff said :)
4. Singapore - great transportation system and best airport in the world
5. Melbourne - my hubby's hometown and great for arts
6. Las Vegas - this city is open 24/7! it has something for everyone, not just for gamblers!
7. Sydney - it has everything - beach, mountains and the big city.
8. San Francisco - unpredictable, and that's what i like about this city.
9. Los Angeles - a dose of hollywood celebs and the shopping is great.
10. Manila - of course, my hometown! wherever i go, i keep coming back to this place.