Saturday, May 31, 2008


A thing of beauty is a joy forever..."

For eons, people have been trying endlessly to define beauty. Many words are synonymous to it, many people have been attached to it. Here's some definition of beauty, othrwise known as Pulchritude!

A truly beautiful person possessess....

PATIENCE. Isn't it nice for a person to have grace under pressure? To still remain cool amid a difficult situation? Someone who thinks before acting?

UNDERSTANDING. You'd easily fall for someone who understands you, whom you could easily relate to and entrust your whole life to! Someone kind enough to accept you for who you are, and ask you to accept him for who he is!

LOVE. The inevitable factor - someone with so much love inside with which he's willing to share to the world makes up one attractive person.

CREATIVITY and CONFIDENCE. Someone who can change the color from gloomy to bright certainly possesses the trait of someone beautiful! And of course, it all depends on how well you carry yourself! Charm begins with Confidence!

HUMILITY. When you know you are great and you don't let it go to your head, then it makes everyone go crazier about you.

RESPECT. Beautiful people do not only respect others, but they highly respect themselves as well. They know the value of dignity and self-righteousness. They know how to respond to any situation and what their limitations are.

TRUTH. Beauty is truth and purity. Someone who is truly beautiful would never hide the truth. He knows that truth is the color of beauty.

UTTER SIMPLICITY. A ton of makeup couldn't hide the ugliness in you! So keep it simple and let your beauty show and blow them away with nothing added!

DEDICATION. A truly beautiful person is dedicated - to God, to his dreams, to his loved ones and to himself! He knows that discipline is the number one essential in Beauty.

EMPOWERED. Of course, every beautiful person is oozing with power! He stands by his wise principles in life and always fights for what is right! He's never stubborn, but open-minded and strong

"Better Outlook,For A Better Future"


Hope is knowing that a positive outcome awaits.

Hope is not only expecting a dream to come true,

but also having a deep assurance that it's within your reach.
Hope is saying you can.
Hope is knowing that you can improve

and that you always get better with practice.

Hope is knowing that you can achieve your goals

through hard work and persistence.

Hope is looking to the future with joy

and having an expectation of better things to come.

Hope is the knowledge that life is everlasting,

and that miracles happen every day.

Hope is something that never abandons you.

Even when your life is filled with sadness and disappointment,

a spark remains inside to help youget through the rough times.

Hope is one of God's greatest gifts to you,

because it's the magic that inspires youto keep trying,

learning, loving, and living.

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back!

"Whose To Blame?

Who is to blame?

We read it in the paper and hear it on the air
Of killing and stealing and crime everywhere.

We sigh and we say as we noticed the trend,
This young generation..where will it end?

But can we be sure that its their fault alone?
Are we less guilty, who place who place in their way?

Too many things that lead them astray?
Too much money, too much ideal time

Too many movies of passion and crime.
Too many books not fit to be read

Too much evil in what they hear said.
Too many children encouraged to roam

Too many parents who wont stay home.
Kids dont make the movies, they dont write the books

They dont paint the pictures of gangsters and crooks.
They dont make the liquor, they dont run the bars,

They dont change the laws, and they dont make the cars.
They dont make the drugs that muddle the brain;
Thats all done by older folks.. eager for gain.

Delinquent teenagers; oh how we condemn
The sin of the nation and blame it on them.

Instead of placing, lets fix the cause,
And remember as we pause;

That in so many cases its said but its true“
The little âdelinquent fits older folks too!

"Why waste time in putting the blame on someone,why not use your time to look for a solution.To blame is not an act of bravery instead an act of cowardness."


"We may not be perfect but we can always change for the better"

The Sunny & Stormy days in Life Is Something We Need To Appreciate How Beautiful Life Can Be!
I have learned that days are long, but life is short.
I have learned that being a success at the office is not worth it if means being a failure at home.
I have learned that you can teach yourself anything by reading.
I have learned that children are the best teachers of creativity, persistence, and unconditional love.

I have learned that you learn most from people who are learning themselves.
I have learned that when Mommy and Daddy shout at each other, it scares me.
I have learned that when bad times come, you can let them make you better or use them to make you better.

I have learned that women with double first names usually know how to make a terrific peach cobbler.
I have learned that humming a tune you’re upset can ease you mind.

I have learned that when making a decision, “no” is more easily changed to “yes” than “yes” is changed to “no”.

I have learned that I don’t feel my age as long as I focus on my dreams instead of my regrets.
I have learned that the simple things are often the most satisfying.
I have learned that you should never sign a contract with blank spaces.
I have learned that if you allow people to make you angry, have let them conquer you.
I have learned that when I eat fish sticks they help me swim faster because they’re fish.
I have learned that encouragement from a good teacher can turn a student’s life around.
I have learned that I have never regretted being too generous enough.
I have learned that when I wave to people in the country, they almost always stop what they’re doing and wave back.

I have learned that nothing tastes as good as vegetables from your own garden.
I have learned that to love and be loved is the greatest joy in the world.
I have learned that children want their parents’ attention and will go to extreme lengths to get it.

I have learned that how you do your work is a portrait of yourself.
I have learned that successful living is like playing a violin-it must be practiced daily.
I have learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision.

I have learned that you can make someone’s day by simple sending them a little card.

"As we Grow Old We Learn New Things That Polishes Us To Be A Better Person"


We all had the choices,but it is still up to us if we would want to take the rigth path or go the wrong way!There is no one to blame but ourselves bec. we make choices for our lives.

So,don't let others decide for your future bec. it is only you that should manuever your life.

I have learned that when you have an argument with your spouse, the one who says, “I’ m sorry I hurt your feelings; please forgive me; is the winner.
I have learned that everyone is attractive when they smile.

I have learned that brushing my child’s hair is one of life’s great pleasures.

I have learned that it’s a lot easier to react than it is to think.
I have learned that although parents and elders may lecture and discipline you, you will later realize that it was because they cared.

I have learned that you never ask a tire salesman if you need new tires.

I have learned that wealthy people are no happier than those of modest means.
I have learned that to experience the wonder of life through the eyes of a child is the most rewarding feeling in the world.

I have learned that the person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the fact.

I have learned that a sunroof is worth the extra cost.

I have learned that any activity becomes creative when you try to do it better than you did it before.

I have learned that toy should never pay for a job until it’s completed.

I have learned that you can’t hug your kids too much.

I have learned that people are about as happy as they decide to be.

I have learned that the best and quickest way to appreciate other people is to try and do their job.

I have learned that “Today’s Featured Items” is a euphemism for “Things We Need To Get Rid Of.”

I have learned that it’s easier to stay out of trouble than to get out of trouble.
I have learned that when you have the choice of eating at a table or at the counter in a coffee shop, choose the counter. The service will be faster, the food hotter, and the conversation livelier.

I have learned that there are four ages of a man: (1) When he believes in Santa Clause, (2) when he doesn’t believe in Santa Clouse, (3) when He Is Santa Clause, and (4) when he looks like Santa Clause.

I have learned that singing “Amazing Grace” can lift my sprites for hours.

I have learned that you must fight for the things you believe in.

I have learned that in the stock market, bulls make money and bear make money, but hogs get slaughtered.

I have learned that you shouldn’t marry someone who has problems more than you.

"Small good things can mean so much"

What gives meanings to our lives is how we share it with others

The more generous we are, the more joyous we become.
The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become.

The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become.

The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become.

The more outgoing we are, the more helpful we become.

The more curious we are, the more creative we become.

The more patient we are, the more understanding we become.

The more persistent we are, the more successful we become.

"Something Weird But You Need To Live w/ It"

StuPid CudiD!!!
this is something we all want,this is something that people run down,strive and say that they need.the fact of the matter is love actually finds you and it comes like the more we run it down the more it escapes from us so at the end of the day we reach nowhere.when you find love you must cherish it like if you wont find anymore cause loves like ah bitch if you play with her she'll turn around and burn you in the end.oh and you have to be pretty crazy to fall in love because to love someone who is exactly like YOU is very weird,cause what you will normally do... you will be seeing someone else doing it but that's why you'll love the person cause he/she would do all the things you love to do so it doesn't really matter.

"Have you ever met The One?"

Nahhhh!!!!!I Have Met Him ,The Man that I can say The ONE...

Yup..the One i Hated so much...I know he is The One!

Ever felt like you've finally met the one?

Ever felt complete and known that what you 2 have accomplished together is right and you're proud of what you two have overcome

Ever felt like you've finally met your one and only Prince Charming and felt whole

Ever felt like you've met the one person you can truly connect with mind,heart,body and soul

Ever felt like you've been hurt too many times and this time its just too good to be true

Ever felt like one day you will be standing next to him in front of family and friends saying "I do"

Ever felt butterflies in your stomach whenever he comes near

Ever felt your heart skip a beat and found that everything with him is so simple, so clear

Ever felt the urge to do something you wouldn’t usually do

Ever felt like when he says he loves you he means it just as much as you do

Ever felt like you've been toyed with too many times and lost all hope in love and everything it represents

Ever felt that if things didn’t work out you shared something special with someone, something you will never forget nor regret

Ever felt that love will never come your way and its not for you

Well I used to think that till I found it again,hang in there you'll get your chance too...

"Have you ever felt that you want to kiss this SOMEONE & at the same time want to choke him to death... but you just could'nt because you love him so much that you would rather kick his butt!"

Have you experienced it?...I have...luckily he is still alive...Ha.....Ha...Ha.....

"Natural Law Beyond Our Understanding"

Four Stones

Stone one is the color white, the stone of the clear conscience. It is when the mind and spirit is free as it searches for knowledge. The child in us asks the world why, where and when? The child does not see the evil or good in an event, but only see the event.

Stone two is the color blue, the stone of creativity.As we gain knowledge our spirits soar in a sky of unlimited possibilities. We do not create with our hands, but rather with our hearts. The hands are only tools used by the heart, which can create beauty or ugliness if we chose.

Stone three is the color red, the stone of wisdom and fire. This can be a time of sharing, building and harmony. Or, it can also corrupt and turn the soul black with hatred and fear. We must seek the guidance of the Great Spirit before we speak or take action.

Stone four is the color tan, the stone of remembrance.What we leave behind for others is how we will be remembered through the ages. Our children and our children's children will have the burden of our actions and words. As we carry the stones of life, place them gently in a circle on Mother earth so thata warm fire will burn for all to see and be comforted.

"Girlfriends,through tough & crazy times!"

"My Girlfriends"

A young wife sat on a porch in Waycross, Georgia on a summer day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter."Don't forget your girlfriends," she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. "They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you'll love the children you'll have, you are still going to need girlfriends. Remember to go places with them now and then; Do things with them. And remember that girlfriends" are not only your friends, but your sisters, your daughters,and other relatives too. You'll need other women. Women always do.

What a funny piece of advice.' the young women thought. 'Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the 'couple' world? I'm a married woman, for goodness sake... A grown up... Not a young girl who needs girlfriends! Surely my husband and the family we'll start, will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!

But she listened to her mother. She kept in contact with her girlfriends and made more each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her mom really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, girlfriends are the mainstay of her life.

After 50 years of living in this world, here is what I know about girlfriend

Girlfriends bring you casseroles and scrub your bathroom when you need help. Girlfriends keep your children and your secrets.Girlfriends give advice when you ask for it. Sometimes you take it, sometimes you don't.Girlfriends don't always tell you you're right, but they're usually honest.Girlfriends still love you, even when they don't agree with your choices.Girlfriends laugh with you and don't need canned jokes to start the laughter.Girlfriends pull you out of jams.Girlfriends help you get out of bad relationships.Girlfriends help you look for a new apartment. Help you pack, then help you move.Girlfriends will give a party for your son or daughter when they get married or have a baby. (No matter in which order that happens!)Girlfriends are there for you, in an instant, when the hard times come.Girlfriends will drive through blizzards, rainstorms, hail, heat, and the gloom of night to get to you when your hour of need is desperate.Girlfriends will listen when you lose a job or a friend.

Girlfriends listen when your children break your heart.Girlfriends listen when your parents' minds and bodies fail.Girlfriends cry with you when someone you loved dies.Girlfriends support you when the men in your life let you down.Girlfriends help you pick up the pieces when men pack up and go.Girlfriends rejoice at what makes you happy and are ready to go out and kill what makes you unhappy.

Time passes. Life happens. Distance separates. Children grow up. Marriages fail. Love waxes and wanes. Hearts break. Careers end. Jobs come and go. Parents die. Colleagues forget favors. Men don't call when they say they will... But girlfriends are there... no matter how much time and how many miles are between you....

A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her can reach.When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it for yourself, your girlfriends will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rule and walk beside you... or come in and carry you out.SO, to my girlfriends, cousins, and extended family.... YOU BLESS MY LIFE!

The world wouldn't be the same without all of you, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other every day... And we need each other still.Love to you all.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Our Names Got Meanings,What yours?"

What Arriane Means?
You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.
You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.
You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

"Are all destined to happen?"

Beautiful Life...Laugh with it , Live with it

It is true that everything in life happens for a purpose, and always for our own good.If you think about it, all our past experiences actually happened to bring us to where we are today, and it is always for the good. All the past experiences makes us a better person. So, whatever challenges that we may face today, consider it happening to bring us to the next level.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"Woman's Desires"

3 Things Women Desperately Desire In Their Man - You Must Know This Before It's Too Late

Men have always been asking this question since ages. They all want to know what a woman wants in a man.

A lot of men think that they know what a woman wants but if this is the case then why is it that most men out there tend to struggle when it comes to the question of getting a date with a woman?

You see there a lot of things a lot of people don't know when it comes to women. Read on to discover what a woman wants in her man.....

Women want power- Now they might not say this but women are naturally attracted towards powerful males. But this power is not limited to physical power it can also be money, name, fame or even emotional power.

You see this is one thing most men do not know but women seek in the man they want to get into a relationship with.

A strong positive attitude- Negative men are something women always want to avoid as such men only focus on the negative and talk about negative stuff all the time.

Women want to ride with the winners and you can never be a winner if you have a negative mind set or a negative attitude.

Therefore learn to develop a strong positive mind set which will drive you towards eventual success with women.

They want security- This is the most important factor every woman demands in her man.

Security is also a very basic human need which most humans seek but when it comes to the matter of relationships women always look for the man who can provide them with future security in terms of money, family and someone they can feel secure and safe around.

You see a woman would only consider you if she sees her future with you.

"About Online Dating"

“Why I liked her profile”

What makes a profile “pop”? No doubt men are visual creatures so a good photo will probably help a woman get online attention. But beyond that, what are guys really looking for? To help get you the info you need, we asked some men who’d had successful online-dating experiences this question: What caught your cyber-eye? ‘Her photo and profile were in sync’“There were lots of things about Angie that I found intriguing but the first thing that caught my eye was her totally zany photo. She had a bright red wig and was screaming into the camera like a 70s punk-rock star… I guess I like it spicy. And her written profile was very short and self-deprecating. I enjoyed that she didn’t take herself too seriously. When I met her, she was exactly ‘as advertised’ which is the key point here. For a woman’s profile to work, the picture has to match the profile which has to match reality.” —Patrick, 38, Cambridge, MA

Lesson Learned: Men like truth in advertising. So, they want to know what they see is what they’re going to get. Keep that in mind when creating your profile/posting your photos. This is your chance to show who you are, not who you think guys might like. If you’re seeking a serious match, try to make your profile represent the person they’ll meet on that first coffee date. It’ll get you further than pretending to be kooky when you’re bookish, posting a photo that showed you 20 pounds thinner or saying you like to golf when you don’t know a driver from a wedge. ‘She was talking to me’“I was attracted to so many things about Patricia, but the one thing I really remember liking the most about her profile was that it was very conversational and didn’t come across as a ‘sales pitch’ for why I should date her. Instead I felt like there was a real person on the other end of her profile, and her warmth was evident from her words. We’ve now been married for three years.” —Josh, 60, New York, NY
Lesson Learned: Men are more likely to be intrigued if they can think of you as a real, live human being on the other end of—well, their wireless connection. So instead of just listing your attributes and achievements like a resume, talk to the guys out there instead! “Write your profile in a tone that you’d use with a new friend or picture yourself sitting down to coffee and describing yourself to someone, then write from there,” says Cherie Burbach, who not only met her husband online but wrote about it in At The Coffee Shop. “The key is to give enough description that someone reading your profile can picture a date with you and all the fun you’ll have.” ‘She and I had a ton of things in common’“I’m very athletic so it was a priority for me to find someone who could keep up with my energetic pace. I responded to my now girlfriend’s profile because she was also clearly active—she mentioned rollerblading, dancing, yoga, swimming, weights at the gym and ‘highly competitive’ all within the context of her profile. She also said that ‘working out was like brushing her teeth’—she does it every day. Knowing we had that in common seemed like a good start. Now that we’re dating, we even go to the gym together.” —Matt, 38, New York, NY
Lesson Learned: Guys are looking for a “partner in crime.” They want someone they can do things with. So while it’s great if you want to mention that you like to knit and go to the ballet, be sure your profile also lists some more guy-friendly activities that you truly enjoy. Think sporting events, hip restaurants, movies… but remember that honesty is key. Once he realizes you have things in common, he’ll be encouraged to write because he can envision you engaging in your mutual interests… together. ‘She was self-assured’“Aside from the fact that she used the word ‘albeit’ in her profile and I’m a sucker for a good vocabulary, all I remember about Tina Marie’s profile is that she wrote ‘I'm attractive. Are you?’ You have to be pretty confident to make that statement, so I was intrigued. I sent her a photo of myself and wrote ‘I'll let you decide!’ Apparently she thought I was because we’ve been together for seven years now and happily married for four!” —David, 42, Edmonds, WA
Lesson Learned: It’s the online equivalent of “Do I look fat in this?”—men aren’t drawn to women who come across as insecure. “Men can sense neediness from miles away,” says Bev Bacon, author of Meet Me, Don’t Delete Me. “If you feel self-esteem and self-confidence are not your strong suit, do something about it!” But don’t write about it! Instead focus on the areas where you are secure, whether it’s your fashion sense, your kick-ass career or your innate ability to make people feel at home. Confidence is sexy to men! ‘She shared her values’“Even though Tina’s family lives on the other side of the country, her profile mentioned them repeatedly. I remember being impressed that someone who lived so far away from her relatives still managed to maintain such a close relationship with them. Then, she mentioned her faith as important. I could not date someone who didn’t have some kind of religion in her life and think common beliefs can be a great basis for a strong relationship so that stood out to me. We’ve been happily dating for five months!”—Anthony, 35, Wall Township, NJ
Lesson Learned: Many women shy away from mentioning family and faith when talking about themselves out of fear that they’ll seem too serious and scare men off. Not so! Many men hold the exact same values and will respond to your mentioning what really matters most to you.

"Irresistable Secrets"

What Attracts the Opposite Sex: 40 Irresistible Secrets

If you've given up trying to understand the opposite sex on your own, why not go straight to the source for the real scoop? Check out these results of a nationwide survey for the irresistible answers to that age-old question: What attracts the opposite sex?

What Women Need to Know: 20 Things Men Find Irresistible
Listen up, ladies! Men love it when you:

1.Have the ability to tease, be playful and take a joke
2.Know that men are not, in fact, from Mars, and women are not from Venus
3.Wear our T-shirts and boxers
4.Call us out of the blue (if we're dating; not if we're practically strangers)
5.Kiss creatively
6.Have a social conscience and enjoy a good debate
7.Have an easy-going attitude about watching or participating in athletic events occasionally
8.Are comfortable leading the whole way in bed
9.Ask for advice about non-stereotypically male stuff (yes, guys usually know what CD player to buy, but we like to be taken seriously about other things too)
10.Are charming and thoughtful to his mother
11.Can hold up your hair using only a pencil
12.Are sexy and smart at the same time -- for example, you do the Sunday crossword wearing a pair of flirty pajamas
13.Have the ability to remind us what gifts you like, without implying an obligation
14.Have a spirit of independence, but one that doesn't make the man in your life feel unnecessary
15.Know the difference between flirting and just ''being friendly''
16.Eat a big meal and fearlessly order dessert
17.Take naps next to us
18.Send us flowers (believe it or not, men like getting flowers, too!)
19.Know what you want
20.Know what you want to do

What Men Need to Know: 20 Things Women Find Irresistible
Listen up, guys! Women love it when you:

1.Own a pair of really nice shoes and actually wear them
2.Brush the hair out of our eyes
3.Are able to hold a baby or push a stroller without squirming
4.Plan an evening out from soup to nuts, from finding a movie to making the dinner reservations
5.Kiss creatively
6.Handle our emotions with grace and compassion
7.Have impassioned, informed opinions about women writers and women's issues
8.Can distinguish between being courteous and being wimpy
9.Know how to inscribe a card with a heartfelt, personal message
10.Demonstrate respect for others by standing up when your mother comes to the table, giving up a seat on the bus for a pregnant woman, asking your dad for his opinion and really listening, etc.
11.Show genuine, platonic interest in your female friends' lives
12.Are playful around dogs, cats and kids
13.Make the bed in the morning and fold the laundry -- competently
14.Offer juice, soup and TLC when we're sick
15.Do the come-from-behind cuddle-hug, just to say hello
16.Remember insignificant details, like our favorite color or flower, and make use of that knowledge
17.Are unfailingly polite to all members of the service industries
18.Offer us caresses and compliments for no particular reason
19.Understand that we don't always like it slow and gentle in bed
20.Understand that sometimes we do

"To All Filipinos"

My Fellow Filipinos,

When I was small, the Philippine peso was P2 to the $dollar . The president was Diosdado Macapagal . Life was simple. Life was easy. My father was a farmer. My mother kept a small sari-sari store where our neighbors bought sang-perang asin, sang-perang bagoong, sang-perang suka, sang-perang toyo at pahinging isang butil na bawang. Our backyard had kamatis, kalabasa, talong, ampalaya, upo, batao, and okra. Our silong had chicken. We had a pig, dog & cat. And of course, we lived on the farm. During rainy season, my father caught frogs at night which my mother made into batute (stuffed frog), or just plain fried. During the day, he caught hito and dalag from his rice paddies, which he would usually inihaw. During dry season, we relied on the chickens, vegetables, bangus, tuyo, and tinapa. Every now and then, there was pork and beef from the town market. Life was so peaceful , so quiet, no electricity, no TV. Just the radio for Tia Dely, Roman Rapido, Tawag ng Tanghalan and Tang-tarang-tang. And who can forget Leila Benitez on Darigold Jamboree? On weekends, I played with my neighbours (who were all my cousins). Tumbang-preso, taguan, piko, luksong lubid, patintero, at iba pa. I don't know about you, but I miss those days.
These days, we face the TV, Internet, e-mail, newspaper, magazine,grocery catalog, or drive around. The peso is a staggering and incredible P40 to the $dollar. Most people can't have fun anymore. Life has become a battle. We live to work. Work to live. Life is not easy. I was in Saudi Arabia in 1983. It was lonely, difficult, & scary . It didn't matter if you were a man or a woman. You were a target for rape. The salary was cheap & the vacation far between. If the boss didn't want you to go on holiday, you didn't. They had your passport. Oh, and the agency charged you almost 4months of your salary (which, if you had to borrow on a "20% per month arrangement" meant your first year's pay was all gone before you even earned it). The Philippines used to be one of the most important countries in Asia . Before & during my college days, many students from neighboring Asian countries like Malaysia , Indonesia , Japan and China went to the Philippines to get their diplomas. Like Thailand , they went to study agricultures in UP Los Banos and earned their bachelors in the Phils and now we imports rice from them. It's opposite now. Philippines used to be the exporter of any agriculture products but now it's different. We imports because not much land (farms) they can cultivate due to private sectors who focused on developing houses, buildings, supermarkets, mall and others. What happened now? What's the government doing? Checking their own pocket, their own personal interest and pork barrels. Wow!

Until 1972,like President Macapagal, President Marcos was one of the most admired presidents of the world. The Peso had kept its value of P7 to the $dollar until I finished college . Today, the Philippines is famous as the "housemaid" capital of the world. It ranks very high as the "cheapest labor" capital of the world, too. We have maids in Hong Kong , laborers in Saudi Arabia , dancers in Japan ,migrants and TNTs in Australia and the US , and all sorts of other "tricky" jobs in other parts of the globe. Quo Vadis, Pinoy? Is that a wonder or a worry? Are you proud to be a Filipino, or does it even matter anymore? When you see the Filipino flag and hear the Pambansang Awit, do you feel a sense of pride or a sense of defeat & uncertainty? If only things could change for the better....... Hang on for this is a job for Superman. Or whom do you call? Ghostbusters. Joke. Right?

This is one of our problems.

We say "I love the Philippines ... I am proud to be a Filipino."

When I send you a joke, you send it to everyone in your address book even if it kills the Internet. But when I send you a note on how to save our country & ask you to forward it, what do you do?

You chuck it in the bin.

I want to help the maids in Hong Kong .. I want to help the laborers in Saudi Arabia ... I want to help the dancers in Japan ... I want to help the TNTs in America and Australia ...

I want to save the people of the Philippines ... But I cannot do it alone. I need your help and everyone else's.

So please forward this e-mail to your friends. If you say you love the Philippines , prove it. And if you don't agree with me, say something anyway. Indifference is a crime on its own .

Juan Delacruz

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"What is Important is the Inner Beauty"

Spiritual Beauty

As a healer I shall not find it satisfactory when the principal purpose of life, and the basis upon which the practice of natural healing is executed is not taken cognizance of: The Honour and Glory of God from Whom all that is beautiful had come. And thus the choice of the title as a dedication to the Honour of God through Whose Power the effort is made possible.The Law of Beauty is Perfection of being! Something that is quite far-fetched in the world today. The beauty of man should be a reflection of the highest state of living radiance, after the beauty of the Primordial Images of God, that is, as far as a human spirit can bear. Spiritual beauty entails a life that is built on God-fearing principles; which, however, cannot be achieved until a man resolves to walk his way back to the Creator by having to put away the dross of the spirit for raiment’s of glowing white, through the just compliance to God’s Will, and grasp at the Word of Truth as brought to mankind by the Envoys of God. He who wears a dross of degeneracy as the garment of his soul may outwardly look beautiful, be regarded by men, until, maybe at some point in his life he comes to realize that without the beauty of soul one really has not lived as he really should, even if he has the entire world at his call. The path of the release of the Law of Beauty does not only affect the physical body, but also on the other aspects of the life of man, pervading everything he does, and not just the part-channels of reciprocation which affects the beauty of the physical body. He who truly is beautiful cannot be afflicted by diseases, since the quality of soul he bears, and the brilliance of the raiment he wears does not permit of blemishes which condenses outwards into diseases, ailments and deformities. He who feels he is not beautiful simply has allowed his soul to be defeated by his weaknesses. Give the soul the brilliance it needs, that is, “wash it clean in the Light of God’s Power” and see how all ugliness radiate charm and beauty. The coming back to earth again of such a radiantly constituted soul leaves all former deformities cleared, just as he who is beautiful today – outwardly, was such as did take care of his body aright in his past life. In the beginning all was beautiful, until sin came with its deformities. In Paradise man attains to his highest beauty of self … As a self-conscious spirit that has become perfect.Praise the spirit instead, and your charisma will speak above all else. In “natural healing” there are certain remedies and therapies which are applicable for the unveiling or restoration of the beauty of self, such as can be with herbal teas, decoctions and salves. While on the therapeutic side the use of certain gemstones and massage therapies help to unleash the power and glow of personal beauty, within and without. By whichever means one may desire, remember that naturalness is the language of God Himself … And the way of the practice back to Him. In subsequent editions I shall be dealings within issues concerning the way and manner with which I restore the beauty of self by handling the threatening diseases of Life as healer. God’s Blessing!

"A Child"

IF A CHILD....If a child lives with criticism,he learns to condemn.If a child lives with hostility,he learns to fight.If a child lives with ridicule,he learns to be shy.If a child lives with shame,he learns to feel guilty.If a child lives with tolerance,he learns to be patient.If a child lives with encouragement,he learns confidence.If a child lives with praise,he learns to appreciate.If a child lives with fairness,he learns justice.If a child lives with security,he learns to have faith.If a child lives with approval,he learns to like himself.If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,He learns to find love in the world.

Author unknown

"Mother...the nurturer"

“I Love You Mother”
All that I am and all that I’ll ever be would not be possible if you hadn’t given birth to me so I’m letting you know right now that I love you so I Love You Mother you’re everything to me I Love You Mother you’re very special to me I remember those days when daddy passed away there were times we didn’t have a dime and when the winter came we made it through the cold and rain ‘cause of your strong hold on to Gods strong hand so for all the times that I didn’t call you when you were sick in bed, and for all the times I wasn’t there with you to rub your aching head I’m letting you know right now Mother that I love you so I Love you Mother you’re everything to me I Love You Mother you’re very special to me If you’re feeling that I am angry at you or if you’re thinking that you’re never on my mind and if you’re having doubts of whether I care for you let me straiten it out right now and ease your mind I’m letting you know right now that I love you so I Love You Mother I Love You Mother you’re everything to me I Love You Mother you’re very special to me.

"Missing Pieces of Me"


how can i forget the way you smiled, the way you
talked with the eyes

your sweet voice still is alive in my ears,

though today you stay so far from the eyes

i can still smell you in my breath, and feel your warmth on my chest

the moments we spent lying over each other on the
grass were the best

you will be my bride you had vowed, on the sunny
day in my arm

you will never part you promised,and wont cause me any harm

but today i am lonely once again,

surrounded by your

precious memories

you left when all alone i will be you knew well,

and left for me here and there only worries

a baby you will give me as a token you had promised

The days our body were two in fact but in one soul

what i got in your love and what was it that i missed

my brain i find in a turmoil when i go through the days we kissed

I still long for the moment i enlaced you, your breast with my breast collated

the warmth of your heavy breath feel i still over my cheeks and neckthe kisses which were at first tender and became passionate, sensual and and desiring later

the curves of your body, i admired like in a dreamthe touch of yours which rendered me supreme your heartbeats which were counted only for me and my every breath
which were taken only for you never shall i ever forget whatsoever happens to me you
were, are, and will be what you were for me will you ever be in my arms, to quench the thirst of this heart?

will i ever see you again before i leave this world to part??

Monday, May 26, 2008

"Pick your choice regarding your taste,not by social status!"



Love from the heart & you'll be truly happy

Home is where the Love is

Love doesn't hide, Love has its time, season and own reason you can't ask it to stay, it goes the distance, you can embrace it as it comes and be glad for a moment in your life it was yours. Thats why God made Love so strong so it can carry you all the way home.....:)

"You wake me up,You guided me to make me see"

"Love Help Me To See It Through"

There was a time where I didn't beleive in love.I really thought it never existed, but this is the time that makes me want to thank you. Thank you everything, because it is you that taught me love, and how to love. Before, I feared love. But now, I know I can't go on without love. Not any love, but your love, my love, my only, my one. I know you might fear my love. Here I am telling you to not fear it, but have it. Out of all the things money can buy and life can give, my love to you can not and will never match. Beause it is you who I live for and will die for. It is you who has my heart, body, and soul. My eyes open to see you and close to picture you. You run wild in my mind, You stay still in my heart. My soul you share and my body you hold. Forgive me if I stop writing, but I must, for I fear words written on a paper can not describe what I honestly feel for the obssesion of my love, for you my love. Love you for the years to come, loved you for the years that have passed, and my love you will have always.

"Laughter is the best Stress Reliever"

"LaUgHtEr Is CoNtaGiOuS"

Laughter...What is laughter? What is laughter?It is God waking up! O it is God waking up!It is the sun poking its sweet head out.From behind a cloud.You have been carrying too long,Veiling your eyes and heart.It is Light breaking ground for a great Structure that is your Real body - called Truth.It is happiness applauding itself and then taking flight.To embrace everyone and everything in this world.Laughter is the pole star held in the sky by our Beloved,Who eternally says,"Yes, dear ones, come this way,Come this way towards Me and Love!Come with your tender mouths moving
And your beautiful tongues conducting songs.And with your movements - your magic movements.Of hands and feet and glands and cells - Dancing!Know that to God's Eye,All movement is a Wondrous Language,And Music - such exquisite, wild Music!"O what is laughter, Hafiz?What is this precious love and laughterBudding in our hearts?It is the glorious sound Of a soul waking up!

" True Kindness is from the heart & not from the mind"


Before you know what kindness
really is you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know how desolate
the landscape can be between
the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender
gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the
Indian in a white poncho lies dead
by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone who journeyed
through the night
with plans and the simple breath
that kept him alive.

Before you know kindness
as the deepest thing
inside, you must know sorrow
as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.

Then it is only kindness
that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you
out into the day to mail letters
and purchase bread,
Only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world
to say it is you have been looking for,
and then goes with you every where
like a shadow or a friend.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

"All have their purpose,do you know what is yours?"

Purpose Of Life

Everyone is born for a purpose to be,

You may never see it, or never know..
Each life no matter its length,
That existence has meaning to some.
A minute, an hour, or for years to come,
Time doesn't matter for the life that's begun.
We touch maybe only one soul,
Or we may share our soul to many.
Each breath of life brings something to some,
Life is simply a moment in time.
A time determined not by minutes or hours,
But by the purpose for which the life began.
Each heart beat you hear or feel,
Is the touch of whatever purpose is near.
Question not why it began or ended,
Look to the purpose it gave to someone..

Friday, May 23, 2008

"Being Rich is Having a True Friendship"


Insignificant mortals, who are as leaves are, and now flourish and grow warm with life, and feed on what the ground gives, but then again fade away and are dead. Is human life just a dream, from which we never really awake, as some great thinkers claim? Are we submerged by our feelings, by our loves and hates, by our ideas of good, bad, beautiful, awful? Are we incapable of knowing beyond those ideas and feelings? Love gives meaning to our lives – as do friendship, or art or faith in God. These are factors of true happiness, of inner peace, of feelings of harmony, allowing meaning to our existence.But there is the other side. There is the cruelty of life, the pain, the evil, not to talk of death. They are the hidden tigers, ambushed and ready to attack the imprudent, to use an image present in the Buddhist Scriptures.

Is between these pendulums - the positive, the one that gives happiness and meaning, and the negative - that our lives are lived. And when we meditate about all that, we arrive at a diverse and disagreeing set of thoughts about the meaning and purpose of life. LOVE IS HAPPINESS...There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved. Love makes us tolerate destiny, and makes us love life. Romeo: Just as a pilgrim might kiss the statue of a saint in hopes of receiving forgiveness for sins, so your acceptance of my kiss undoes any sin I committed by holding your hand.Juliet: So you claim to have gotten rid of your sin by kissing my lips. Now I've got the sin. What are you going to do about that? Romeo: "You want me to kiss you again? Great!"

This torture, and not mercy: heaven is here,Where Juliet lives; and every cat and dog And little mouse, every unworthy thing,Live here in heaven and may look on her;But Romeo may not. Did my heart love till now?For swear it sight, For I never saw true beauty till this night. For you in my respect are all the world:Then how can it be said I am alone,When all the world is here to look on me?
Romeo and Juliet.

True Friendship is rare to find,so keep it once it crosses you...

Thoughts about love and friendship in our lives.

Without love and friendship there is no happiness. At our mother breast, we tasted not only milk but also love – just enough love to know that it was the only thing that could ever satisfy us and that we will miss it forever.

Friendship is one soul inhabiting two bodies. A life without love and friendship is a meaningless life. The meaning of life is, largely, given by love and friendship.

More recent thinkers point out the huge importance of friendship in our lives. Friendship is a treasure. Without it, life is a desert. The meaning of life is profoundly sustained by our webs of friendship. Friendship redoubles joys and cut grieves in halves. Nobody would choose to live without friends even if he had all the other good things of life.