Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I have been silent these past few days. I feel that there is much to say but I just can't seem to find the right words to express how I feel. The last two months have been trying times for the clan. So many sad and depressing things have happened. So many felt grief and desperation.

When oppression and depression occur, isn't it great that we have an everlasting Father to turn to? When sadness and a feeling of quiet desperation creep up, aren't we lucky that we can bow our heads, give praise and thanks to the Lord and feel comfort in His words?

Here I quote:

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident. (Psalm 27: 1, 3)

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Friday, September 24, 2010

D4 brought home some files relating to her work. She had an inch-thick folder filled with sheets and sheets of information and data regarding a particular company. D4 has to study the viability of the project of the company before the bank where she works for approves the company's loan.

Gone are the days when all you need to present is your face and your credibility and ability to pay to secure a loan. A bank has to really scrutinize a borrower's assets, cash flow and project's viability in order to secure a loan. D4 said some banks and lending companies are now asset based lenders which is one way of saying that a company can maximized its borrowing capacity based in its receivable and inventory as collateral. Now, I know.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I get a daily devotion guide from Joel and Victoria Osteen. Of late, the family has been undergoing a lot of trials and tribulations. Each day that I read on the Word of God is a day of hope and faith. Let me share the message that God sent me for today.


"We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose"
(Romans 8:28, NIV)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Isn't it good to know that God is working behind the scenes in your life, today? No matter what you may be facing, no matter what trial you may be going through, God has a plan to turn things around in your favor. You are called according to His purpose; so right now, He is working out a plan for your good. Right now, He is orchestrating the right people to come across your path. He is orchestrating the right opportunities to open up to you. You may not see it in the natural, but look with your eyes of faith today. Show your love for the Father by your obedience to His Word. Come before Him with an open and humble heart trusting that He is guiding you. Keep standing. Keep believing. Keep hoping. Keep declaring His Word and meditate on His goodness, knowing that He rewards the people who seek after Him.


Heavenly Father, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life. Thank You for working all things together for my good. Give me Your strength and peace today and fill me with Your faith which overcomes the world. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

- Joel & Victoria Osteen
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I learned a new word today: "bacne"- short for back acne. My nephew has been undergoing extensive acne treatment for the last few months and the result is amazing. His face that was literally peppered with acne is now almost clear. I was really amazed at the results but was quite taken-aback by the cost of the treatment. Dermatologists are well and thriving!

Anyway, my nephew said he still has "bacne" and that the body acne treatment is exclusive of the facial acne treatment. Wow! I wonder how much more my sis-in-law would have to shell out.
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The medical term for acne is acne vulgaris. It is a fact that 90% of the population will "sprout" an acne at some point and severity differs from one person to another. A pimple breakout is most common but not limited during the adolescent years. Untreated acne is sure to leave scars that it is imperative that acne is addressed and treated.

There are plenty of sites that give advice and recommendations on how to remove pimples. Prick, peel, facial wash... the choice depends on you. The important thing is that an acne or pimple breakout should be treated to have clear complexion.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The best part of growing old is you become a better and wiser person due to experience. My son always argue that he is old enough to decide for himself. I always counter by saying that experience-wise, he is still a fledgling. I don't like it when some "friends" of my son egg him to "rebel" against me. What the heck? I told my son that real friends are not suppose to do that real friends should be supportive of him and of my concern for him. After all, I am his mother!

I was freakishly "mad" at my son for two straight days. On the third day, I was taken to the ER. I guess stress triggers a lot of ailments previously undiagnosed. Now, I suppose that I have my son to thank for. If he didn't irritate me, I would not have been taken to the hospital and therefore would not gone a battery of tests.

What I don't like about growing old is the physical manifestations - saggy skin, woobly neck, age spots and wrinkles and crow's feet. I think my eyes are bit droopy. I need the best eye wrinkle cream there is. Any suggestions?
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Monday, September 20, 2010

My recent confinement in the hospital led me think resolve that my family must not eat too much junk food. Junk food is fattening and totally unhealthy. Kids of today cannot are "junk"ies. Ethan is one. He gobbles up french fries in a jiffy. My son can finish a large order of any combo meals. My girls are no better. End result? Everyone is overweight.

I have been trying to lessen my kids' and Ethan's intake of junk food. I can only "tell" my kids but not actually supervise them. I heard them talking about Safe and effective diet pills but I guess they're just talks.

D3 is better though. She runs whenever time permits. The worst are D1 and D2 with D4 ranked third. They just eat too much! If only they'll limit their intake of junk food and rice, I am sure they'll slowly but surely lose weight.
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I think this is my son, attached to the velcro wall. This shot was taken almost a year ago during the 7th birthday celebration of Ethan. How time flies! In just three months time, Christmas will hit us right smack in the face.

I was doing some grocery shopping the other day and I noticed that Christmas songs were blaring out the speakers. It is so sad that the true spirit and message of Christmas has progressively deteriorated over the year. It is even politically incorrect to greet others "Merry Christmas!" because not everyone believes in Christmas.

Bah humbug.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

I was at the drugstore yesterday waiting for my prescription to be filled. There were not much people in the drugstore for it was already 9:00 P.M. The pharmacist and I exchanged pleasantries as I have been getting my prescription in that specific drugstore for more than a year now.

As I waited for hubby's medicine, I can't help but think about how the pharmaceutical companies are never-ending in their quest for cures for various ailments. Just few years ago, herpes cures were unheard of but now, there are various drugs to treat the disease.

Sometimes, there are those who argue that the progress in the field of medicine has nothing to do with God's grace. I once had the unfortunate experience to hear of such claim from someone I know. Not me. I believe in God! I believe in the saving grace of Jesus Christ. I believe in the power of prayer for when everything seems hopeless, we can all hang on on God's Words.

I hope and pray that each day new drugs are developed to cure all illnesses. Keep safe!
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

D3 took time off from work to baby-sit me. That was 9 days of non-paid "holiday" for D3. I have no idea how the clinic managed without a dentist. I guess it was just opened to tell patients that "the dentist is out". I seriously need to "pay" her as she was even the one buying for her food and other stuff that I needed in the hospital. Now, how do I pay her without her knowing that I am "paying" her?

She complained that pimples sprouted on her face during our stay at the hospital. As she was sleeping on a divan that doubles up as a seat during visiting hours, I guess the divan was pretty "dirty". Maybe I could give her a coupon or something for acne treatment. First, I think I need to read an acne treatment review so I'll have an inkling on the hows and whats of treating pimples.
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Being cooped-up in the hospital for nine days was no fun. All I did was to force myself to watch TV, go online for a few minutes and watch 3 seasons of NCIS. I had a lot of catching up to do on top of a lot of praying.

As I lazily and aimlessly browsed my FB account, I found that D2 and D4 have made their Christmas wish lists. D2 wished for a lot of school stuff, a VeloBind included. D2 even wanted a paper cutter that I can't even explain. D4's Christmas wish list contained a hodgepodge of "girlie" stuff like make-up, shoes and bags. What was really amazing though was that their aunts and cousins in the USA responded and have made their pledges! I think I should make my own Christmas wish list too.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

I have been confined in the hospital for 9 days. God's grace and blessings poured on me. He also used a lot of my friends and pastors as instruments for my healing. Science is precise and methodical. Faith is something that is not seen. I have claimed that complete healing is on me. I thank God for all those who continue to declare and claim my healing.

In times of great oppression and persecution, it is wonderful to know that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ remains faithful.

God Bless!
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Monday, September 13, 2010

It was fun watching Ethan and his classmates do the Igorot dance for the Linggo Wika. This was no ordinary Igorot dance as there was a skit before all the prancing. I know D3 took a video of the skit. I just need to look for it in my highly unorganized files.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Oh yes Huling. The old park with the Chapel is now called Greenbelt 1-4. The place is the epitome of fine dining and high-end shopping. The old Ayala Museum is now gone and so are the Shakeys and that German Pub alongside the Ayala Museum. The Museum is now part of the Greenbelt Complex. The old chapel is still there and it has served many-a-shoppers a convenient way to attend worship services while taking a break from their mall-ing.
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It is hard to determine, at least from a far, real diamonds from fake ones. Oh the you would probably drive yourself crazy if you are presented with a small container filled with loose diamonds but I bet you won't be able to figure out which is real diamonds from the fake ones if diamonds and real gems albeit in their colorless forms like sapphire, zircon, beryl, topaz and quartz were mixed in. One sure way to test if the stone is real diamond or not is to check its clarity. If the stone is mounted you should not see not see the bottom of the stone looking from the top. If it's a loose stone, turn it upside down on dot. If you can see the dot,then the stone is not a diamond. Why the heck am I so concerned? Someone attempted to sell me a faker.
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Friday, September 3, 2010

I cannot understand the ups and downs of foreign exchange. No two local banks have the same buying and selling rates. I try checking online the current forex rates and still no two sites have the same conversion, at least regarding the PHP to USD rates. What I still don't get is how forex sites earn money. I read that these sites have platforms wherein you can dabble in forex and ear money on the side. I wonder how it is done. Maybe I should look up on an offer I received about a Forex mentoring program. Who knows? I might get to learn a few things about forex and maybe invest a few bucks on the side. I'll have a check and let you know the results.
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I didn't know that there is a spot of "green" right in the middle of the Makati Commercial and Business District. The not so small green spot is called the Ayala Triangle. The lush green in the concrete jungle of Makati serves a place for harried office commuters to take in a breath of fresh air every now and then. Nice place.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

While waiting for Ethan to finish his reading therapy, I saw weight loss article in the magazine I was absentmindedly thumbing through. What interested me was the before and after picture of the author herself. It seemed like she lost 35 pounds in the course of her weight loss program. I was probably 1/3 done with the article so I wasn't able to learn how she did it.

I have read a lot about diet pills and such. I have lately read some apidexin reviews and more often than not, the good reviews are canceled out by the bad reviews. A friend was lamenting the other day that she does not know what to do anymore because she can't seem to lose weight. I said it's quite easy if you really want to - eat less and exercise more.
Posted by desperateblogger On 9/02/2010 07:24:00 AM 1 comment READ FULL POST
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