Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Heartfelt Greeting

The more candles, the bigger the wish.
Birthday, as the term implies, is the day or anniversary of the particular day on which a person was born. Though by no means universal, birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with a party or, in some instances, a rite of passage.
A person's birthday is usually recorded according to the time zone of the place of birth. Those who live in different time zones from their birth often exclusively celebrate their birthdays at the local time zone. In addition, the intervention of Daylight Saving Time can result in a case where a baby born second being recorded as having been born up to an hour before their predecessor.
History of Birthday
It is quite interesting to study the history of Birthday celebrations. Earliest history of birthday can be traced before the rise of Christianity where celebrations began to ward off evil spirits!! If this surprises you, read on for more interesting facts and gradual progress of birthday celebrations in history.
Birthday History
History of Birthday observance can be traced back before the rise of Christianity. In pagan culture it was believed evil spirits visited people on their birthdays. To protect the person having birthday from the evil effect, people used to surround him and make merry. A lot of noise used to be created in such parties to scare away the evil spirits. In those times there was no tradition of bringing gifts and guests attending the birthday party would bring good wishes for the birthday person. However, if a guest did bring gifts it was considered to be a good sign for the person of honor. Later, flowers became quite popular as a Birthday gift.
Birthdays in Present Times
Over the years birthday celebrations became quite popular all over the world and today they are globally celebrated by people irrespective of their caste and social status. Though the method of birthday celebrations is similar in number of countries some countries follow unique way of celebrations based on their cultural milieu, religious tradition and spiritual beliefs. Everywhere birthdays are a special day of people and birthday parties are organized to enjoy the day by having fun with loved ones. Those who are unable to wish personally, send their good wishes by way of Birthday Cards following the tradition started in England about a hundred years ago.

 To My Imaginary Friend

It's your birthday 
I can't be there
But I'll send you a special birthday wish and a little prayer
Have a happy birthday
I hope that all of your birthday wishes come true
May you have a great time today and find happiness in everything you do.
Happy Birthday form the heart
Cause that's where all great wishes start 

Eat a little
Eat a lot
Eat untill you have to stop!
You're birthday is here
You're getting old
But you're still my dear!


Balloons for you,
so you will always feel you're like a child.
May you keep those balloons*smile*

 No one can hold a candle to you.

God gave a gift to the world when you were born;
a person who loves and cares, 
who sees a person's need and fills it, 
who encourages and lifts people up, 
who spends energy on others rather than himself, 
who touches each life he enters and makes a difference in the world. 

May the love you have shown to others return to you multiplied. 

I am so lucky to have you as a friend. You have always helped me. Your thoughts and ideas are great! It really shows how brilliant you are, how smooth you handle tough situations, how calm you are in shaky world, how firm you are in making decisions(ehem, not to mention) and how you understand things even in doubt. Please keep it up! Continue to be a blessing and always do things right! I wish you all the best. 
May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but hapiness come through your door.

Today's your special day
You just got a cupcake
 So blow the flame away

So many wishes
So many smiles
Too many memories
Too few words
With one big Birthday

Happy Birthday! 
Wishing you your happiest birthday yet
A birthday too special to ever forget.
Happy Birthday!
You are very special
And you deserve the best
I wish you a wonderful life
Filled with love and happiness


Monday, September 27, 2010



Iligan City is bounded on the north by the 3 municipalities of Misamis Oriental (namely Lugait, Manticao and Opol), to the south by the 3 municipalities of Lanao del Norte (Baloi, Linamon and Tagoloan) and the 2 municipalities of Lanao del Sur (Kapai and Tagoloan II), to the northeast by Cagayan de Oro City, to the east by the municipality of Talakag, Bukidnon; and to the west by Iligan Bay. This is also the 2nd largest city in Northern Mindanao next to Malaybalay City, capital of Bukidnon Province.
Known as the City of Majestic Waterfalls, there are around 23 waterfalls in and around Iligan. Among them is the Maria Cristina Falls, home of Mindanao's primary hydroelectric power station, and Limunsudan Falls.

Iligan is also the Industrial Center of the South. It produces hydroelectric power for the Mindanao region through the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR), the site of the Mindanao Regional Center (MRC) housing Agus IV, VI and VII hydroelectric plants. It also houses industries like steel, tinplate, cement and flourmills. The National Steel Corporation, one of the largest steel manufacturers in the Southeast Asian region, now Global Steelworks International Incorporated was re-opened in 2003 after heavy setbacks resulting to its closure in 1999. Iligan along with its neighboring city, Cagayan de Oro City, are the two major components for the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor, the fastest developing area in Northern Mindanao.
To the west, Iligan Bay provides ferry and container ship transportation. East of the city, flat cultivated coastal land gives way to steep volcanic hills and mountains providing the waterfalls and cold springs for which the area is well known.

Iligan is nestled in the midst of luxuriant natural beauty of Northern Mindanao. It is a city truly blessed and nurtured by Mother Nature. It is protected from typhoons by natural barriers; its terrain is hugged by a long stretch of shoreline along the Iligan Bay.

Its mountains and lush forests hide numerous waterfalls in its embrace, earning for itself the title “City of Waterfalls.” The most famous and awesome of these is the Maria Cristina Falls along the Agus River. Agus and Maria Cristina are sources of hydro electric power for most of Mindanao’s requirements. Spring like Timoga and Taytay are sources of cool and pristine water for swimming resorts that provide relief from summer heat. The coastline as well offers beaches and picnic grounds.

The Iligan Diyandi Festival is the official title for the city's month long cultural celebration. It concludes with the feast day of Saint Michael the Archangel on  September 29. The festival was established to promote Iligan's cultural identity. 

With all the natural wonders and blessing bestowed upon the city, the most prized asset of Iligan is still the warm and vibrant hospitality of its people. Both natives and people of different ethnicity all come together to make Iligan their home.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Balance

Libra is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac, all the others representing either humans or animals. Many modern astrologers regard it as the most desirable of zodiacal types because it represents the zenith of the year, the high point of the seasons, when the harvest of all the hard work of the spring is reaped. There is a mellowness and sense of relaxation in the air as mankind enjoys the last of the summer sun and the fruits of his toil. Librans too are among the most civilized of the twelve zodiacal characters and are often good looking. They have elegance, charm and good taste, are naturally kind, very gentle, and lovers of beauty, harmony (both in music and social living) and the pleasures that these bring.

They have good critical faculty and are able to stand back and look impartially at matters which call for an impartial judgment to be made on them. But they do not tolerate argument from anyone who challenges their opinions, for once they have reached a conclusion, its truth seems to them self-evident; and among their faults is an impatience of criticism and a greed for approval. But their characters are on the whole balanced, diplomatic and even tempered.
Librans are sensitive to the needs of others and have the gift, sometimes to an almost psychic extent, of understanding the emotional needs of their companions and meeting them with their own innate optimism - they are the kind of people of whom it is said, "They always make you feel better for having been with them." They are very social human beings. They loathe cruelty, viciousness and vulgarity and detest conflict between people, so they do their best to cooperate and compromise with everyone around them, and their ideal for their own circle and for society as a whole is unity.
Their cast of mind is artistic rather than intellectual, though they are usually too moderate and well balanced to be avant garde in any artistic endeavor. They have good perception and observation and their critical ability, with which they are able to view their own efforts as well as those of others, gives their work integrity.

In their personal relationships they show understanding of the other person's point of view, trying to resolve any differences by compromise, and are often willing to allow claims against themselves to be settled to their own disadvantage rather than spoil a relationship. They like the opposite sex to the extent of promiscuity sometimes, and may indulge in romanticism bordering on sentimentality.
Their marriages, however, stand a good chance of success because they are frequently the union of "true minds". The Libran's continuing kindness toward his or her partner mollifies any hurt the latter may feel if the two have had a tiff. Nor can the Libran's spouse often complain that he or she is not understood, for the Libran is usually the most empathetic of all the zodiacal types and the most ready to tolerate the beloved's failings.

The negative Libran character may show frivolity, flirtatiousness and shallowness. It can be changeable and indecisive, impatient of routine, colorlessly conventional and timid, easygoing to the point of inertia, seldom angry when circumstances demand a show of annoyance at least; and yet Librans can shock everyone around them with sudden storms of rage. Their love of pleasure may lead them into extravagance; Libran men can degenerate into reckless gamblers, and Libran women extravagant, jealous and careless about money sometimes squander their wealth and talents in their overenthusiasm for causes which they espouse. Both sexes can become great gossipers. A characteristic of the type is an insatiable curiosity that tempts them to enquire into every social scandal in their circle.

In their work the description "lazy Libra" which is sometimes given is actually more alliterative than true. Librans can be surprisingly energetic, though it is true that they dislike coarse, dirty work. Although some are modestly content, others are extremely ambitious. With their dislike of extremes they make good diplomats but perhaps poor party politicians, for they are moderate in their opinions and able to see other points of view. They can succeed as administrators, lawyers (they have a strong sense of justice, which cynics might say could handicap them in a legal career), antique dealers, civil servants and bankers, for they are trustworthy in handling other people's money. Some Librans are gifted in fashion designing or in devising new cosmetics; others may find success as artists, composers, critics, writers, interior decorators, welfare workers or valuers, and they have an ability in the management of all sorts of public entertainment. Some work philanthropically for humanity with great self-disciple and significant results. Libran financiers sometimes make good speculators, for they have the optimism and ability to recover from financial crashes.

The Balance is Libra's astrological symbol and you require balance in your life.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fighting Negative Vibrations

We pray because God wants us to tell him what is on our minds. Even though He sees and understands our situations better than we do, He still wants to hear from us in our own words.

Some prayers to drive bad energy(I hope it will somehow help you, too).

Our Father,
may everything I do begin with Your
continue with Your Help,
and reach perfection under Your Guidance.
With Your loving care guide me in my daily actions.
Help me to persevere with love and sincerity.
Teach me to judge wisely the things of earth
and to love the things of Heaven.
Keep me in Your presence
and never let me be separated from You.
Your Spirit made me Your child,
confident to call You Father.
Make Your Love the foundation of my life.
Teach me to long for Heaven.
May its promise and hope guide my way on earth
until I reach eternal life with You.

I know that you are good and loving.
You Created this wonderful world in perfection.
Because of sin, it has been corrupted and awaits your renewing.
I know that I am a sinner.
Thank you for dying in my place and forgiving my sins.
Thank you for giving me new life, both on earth and in heaven.
Please help me to be committed to you and live in a way that is pleasing to you.
In Jesus name, Amen.

O Lord my God,
Teach my heart this day where and how to see you,
Where and how to find you.
You have made me and remade me,
And you have bestowed on me
All the good things I possess,
And still I do not know you.
I have not yet done that
For which I was made.
Teach me to seek you,
For I cannot seek you
Unless you teach me,
Or find you
Unless you show yourself to me.
Let me seek you in my desire,
Let me desire you in my seeking.
Let me find you by loving you,
Let me love you when I find you.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

R u m o r s (Lyrics)

Rumors by Rihanna
Saturday steppin' into the club
Music make me just wanna tell the DJ to
Turn It Up
I feel the energy all around
And my body can't stop moving to the sound

But can't tell that you're watching me
And you're probably gonna write what you didn't see
Well I just need a little space to breath
Can you please respect my privacy

Why can't you just let me
Do the things I wanna do
I just wanna be me
I don't understand why
Would you wanna bring me down
I'm only having fun
I'm gonna live my life
But not the way you want me to

I'm tired of rumors starting
I'm sick of being followed
I'm tired of people lying
Saying what they want about me
Why can't they back up off me
Why can't they let me live
I'm gonna do it my way
Take this for just what it is

Here we are back up in the club
People taking pictures
Like they can't get enough
I just wanna be all over the floor
And throw my hands up in the air to a beat like (What?)

I gotta say respectfully
I would love it if you take the cameras off of me
'Cause I just need a little room to breathe
Can you please respect my privacy

Why can't you just let me
Do the things I wanna do
I just wanna be me
I don't understand why
Would you wanna bring me down

I'm only having fun
I'm gonna live my life
But not the way you want me to

I'm tired of rumors starting
I'm sick of being followed
I'm tired of people lying
Saying what they want about me
Why can't they back up off me
Why can't they let me live
I'm gonna do it my way
Take this for just what it is

I just need to free my mind (my mind)
Just wanna dance and have a good time (good time)

I'm tired of rumors (rumors, rumors)
Followed (followed, followed, followed, followed, followed)

What they (follow) me
Why can't they (they they they-they-they) let me live

Take this for just what it is

I'm tired of rumors starting
I'm sick of being followed
I'm tired of people lying
Saying what they want about me
Why can't they back up off me
Why can't they let me live
I'm gonna do it my way
Take this for just what it is

I'm tired of rumors starting
I'm sick of being followed
I'm tired of people lying
Saying what they want about me
Why can't they back up off me
why can't they let me live
I'm gonna do it my way
Take this for just what it is

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Night to Remember

When you are wide awake while half of the world is sleeping, what do you usually do? What probably comes to your mind during this time? Would you want to take some sleeping pills to drive you to bed? Would you want bottomless milk to make you sleepy? Or would you want a beer session and get yourself drunk till you fell asleep? Or simply reminisce good memories you have shared with your special someone to make you feel alright then sleep and hope that tomorrow might be another special day to spend with? Or just count the sheep as you lay yourself to bed? 

Whatever plans you have, you will always end up wondering why the hell you’re awake. Just recently, I experienced this fuckin’ thingy. I am not used to stay longer awake in bed while everyone is asleep. I don’t know what was that something that fed me to sustain that long hours of sleepless night. It was freaking bad! All I did was just watch over as my beautiful thing is resting. Watta! It was my first time. Whatever the purpose of that kinda sleepless night, I’m just so glad I experienced it.

Do you wanna know with what happened just awhile ago before I went to this thingy? Well, it’s for me to know and for you to find out! Haha 

It was really a night to remember. Yay!

Best Circle of Friends

  Circle of Friends

We were made to love and be loved
But the price this world demands will cost you far too much
I spent so many years just trying to fit in
Now I've found a place in this circle of friends
In a circle of friends we have one Father
In a circle of friends we share this prayer
That every orphaned soul will know
And all will enter in
To the shelter of this circle of friends
If you weep, I will weep with you
If you sing for joy the rest of us will lift our voices too
But no matter what you feel inside there's no need to pretend
That's the way it is in this circle of friends
In a circle of friends
We have one father
In a circle of friends we share this prayer
That we'll gather together no matter how the highway bends
I will not lose this circle of friends
Among the nations, tribes and tongues we have sisters and brothers
And when we meet in heaven we will recognize each other
With joy so deep and love so sweet
Oh we'll celebrate these friends
And a life that never ends
In a prayer
That will not be long before
All will enter in
To the shelter of this circle of friends
That it will not be long before
All will enter in To the shelter of this circle of friends

Just a piece of song.
I was fascinated when I heard this song again. Phew
It's nice to know that despite the differences, you have circle of friends who are genuine. Knowing you have friends who laugh at your jokes when they're not so good, who cry when you cry, who give you shelter when you need one, who never gets in your way unless you happen to go down, who reach your hand and touch your heart and who know all about you and yet still likes you probably makes you wonder how well you are in making friends.You deserve to be loved if you give love also. Go with friends who doesn't only teach you to be good but also shows you to be one.
Never ask for anything that you can't also give, it will make your life harder. Never manipulate people's feelings for you have no right to do so. Never take advantage of its goodness. Never expect something in return. It is best when it is heartily-given. Always consider God in everything you do.

I hope you will also find  this circle of friends whom you can dare to be just YOURSELF!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Is this really is it?

I always wanna feel I know I have direction in life. I always wanna discover things that will help me in the future. I always wanna go somewhere else just to find comfort and peace. I always wanna go with somebody who knows me – not a single word needs to be spoken to know I’m in vain, just one look then everything’s truly understood and questions not to be able to fix things.
57 months ago, I found this thing in my life–   the best thing ever happened. I have prayed for this thing to happen and I’m so blessed God gave me this thing. I believe in His plans, I always do. I believe He gave me this thing because He knew I just needed this thing in my life. Everything I have wished for is packed in this single thing. I never thought time will come God will take this thing from me, never. The thing I am talking about is my life–  my bestfriend, my everything. I never imagined Imma live without this.  Now, things don’t seem to go my way and it’s falling apart. It's now taking lead to where we will be, hope not forever. I don't want to live without my bestfriend. Grrrr. I hate this!!(dili jud nako madawat mawala lang ni)
As I go along this journey, another track has unwrapped. It may not be as impeccable as most people crave for but I know it will get me somewhere I have never been. Whatever it may take, I’m willing to take the risk because I still believe this is part of God’s plans.   This doesn’t mean I’m taking away what I have years ago, this is just a challenge I know. Whew!  
I just have to believe.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bleedin' Love

It’s said that two persons truly in love aren’t looking at each other but in the one direction. And this is rather reasonable because they don’t say nothing “this is yours and this is mine” and share everything: friends, enemies, interests, problems and etc. One has his/her own identity but sees him/herself only as a part of the other. Still real love is not a relationship of property. 

Love isn’t sex. 

That statement alone goes against a lot of what the entertainment industry feeds us. Whenever two people hook up in pop culture, they have sex. Without showing some of the unpleasant realities of premarital and extramarital sex, it is drawn up to be a wonderful, fun recreational activity.

Sex is created for marriage–a long-lasting commitment between a couple. Outside of marriage, sex can have harsh consequences. Pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, guilt, insecurity, and shame can follow. A relationship based on lust can only last as long as the two are physically close and find each other sexually attractive.

Love is a choice. It’s a commitment. Although feelings will accompany love, and although sex will be a part of marriage, a lasting, healthy relationship cannot be based on these things.
The Bible says that God is love. God, as our designer and creator, made us with needs for love. Do you ever wonder why we constantly seek love from others but never feel completely satisfied? It’s because God designed us for an unconditional love, and we, as people, are flawed.

If you really love someone you may say “I belong you”but always be ready to let go if it makes the person you love happy. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Yesterday, my bookkeeping know-how was awakened as I accompanied my bestfriend as she visited her clients. It is part of her job as CPA/Auditor to visit her clients once a month. We went to Ketkai and first stop was PUMA then Spruce to update their sales book. Since it’s merienda time and we have to find a place to get things done. Yey! KFC. Haha

I always want KFC Hotshots and Krushers. Nam,nam! ,^^


As my sis is busy updating Spruce's sales book I took her shots.Oh well, I am done with PUMA! (master bya..haha)

isug keu dagway jud
ehem! atik keu..

cuuuute keu

Ooops! So much for her.. I have mine, too. ,^^

ehem! murag true.. haha

Final Pose sa KFC :D

To bid KFC goodbye..for SM is the next destination, All Flip-Flops.. Wheeh!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Celebrating a Year in CDO with Stickers

It's been a year. I can't believe it's more than a year since I first stepped in CDO for a job. I know it ain't easy looking for a job but I was too enthusiastic to look for one. I didn't mind all the people who criticized me for leaving my siblings at home. I left my 3 siblings at home without having somebody to look after them. It was painful and yet I have to continue my journey, as they say.

Here, I learned to hobnob with other people which I was not used to. I was like a leech, I stayed with my bestfriend, we have shared every piece she got and all I have is myself to stay beside her every step of the way. It was a roller-coaster ride but still we managed to hold on.

Aside from my boardmates turned friends, I also have mere officemates turned “close friends”. They are fantastic - all came from prestigious schools, brilliant and exceptional. Despite the differences, we still blend. Thanks to them especially to those who see to it everyone is present in every occasion, makes the bond tighter and tighter. Haha

I just want to share some pics of my Stickers.. ,^^

A Pre-Anniversary @ Sticky 081410

Don Pedro - Opol

Luscious Food.. Yummy!!

Lovelyn, Ahmela, Mimai, LJ, Chacha, Jini

ahmz, lj, mimai
ahmz & cha

mga adik :P
adik pud sila tanan. haha

LJ's post-birthday celebration(Willsbar) 082810
ahmz & scar

Ahmela's birthday. 072410

ang bear ni ahmela mas dako pa sa iya. hahaha


 Hope to spend more fun-filled moments with y'all!
Thanks a lot... ,^^