Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I met 3 friends yesterday. Over coffee (for 1) and sweets (blueberry cheesecake for me), we talked about a funeral and a wedding. The funeral took place today. The wedding will happen next month. God allows us to have beginnings and endings. It doesn’t follow that the former is always happy and the latter sad. Both make our lives richer especially if we allow ourselves to mature and learn from the journey. And the beauty of it all is that when God closes a door, He opens a new one.
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I am thankful for friends who know how I feel because they also went through similar journeys. They know that the process takes time and there is the tendency to dwell on the same details. But they are willing to listen and encourage you. Even if you sound like a broken music player.
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Praise and worship for five hours. Last Friday. I almost didn’t go. I am glad I did. I needed to remember who is the center of my joy. - - > JESUS
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Buffet at midnight. Egg, sausage, hotdog, pancit, fried rice, fried bangus, congee, maja, palitaw, pancakes. Late dinner or early breakfast? Both. It was all worth it. For $3 dollars. And two hours of chichat with friends / churchmates. Unfortunately, my body is no longer used to very late nights. But it was a good night…err… morning!
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I have come to the conclusion that I don't understand them. Their mind works differently. Their actions are unpredictable. They could be intelligent fools or moronically smart people. They defy definitions or generalizations.
But so are we.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
There was a time that I thought that knowing God should mean that I have to like everyone. And that everyone should like me. Or at least not dislike me. But as I experience more of life, I realize that it is not possible. There would always people I don’t and can’t like. Not because I am being mean, but it’s just that people come in various shapes and sizes. Introvert and extrovert, serious and hilarious, patient and impatient. Some go for dark chocolate, others for white. Some find cells interesting, others like climbing mountains or prefer investments and wooden objects. Some find peace in nature, others get recharged from watching films. Others hate exercising, while some are health-buffs. Some people exude serene souls and it’s so wonderful to talk to them. Others take the energy out of you and you need some space before you see them again.
Yes, I am learning not to have to like everyone. I don’t have to apologize for it. It’s just the way it is.
And I don’t have to try so hard to make everyone like me. To some I am boring, to others I am interesting. To some I am adventurous, to others I am not adventurous enough. I may be intelligent to some but to others I am a dimwit. To some I am very serious, to others I can be naughty and hilarious.
I have learned that people can’t always like me and I can’t always like everyone. And of course, it doesn’t mean that I should be unkind. I know that I still have to exhibit the love of God. This is what makes life a little more interesting and challenging!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Beng tagged me so here goes… :)
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Can you fill this out without lying (it's not hard)? You've been tagged, so now you need to answer all the questions HONESTLY. At the end, choose at least 8 people to be tagged. Don't forget to tag me!
To do this, copy this entire message, then go to "notes" under tabs on your profile page, start a new note, paste these instructions in the body of the note, delete my answers, and type yours. Easy!
Next, tag people and list their names at the bottom. Have fun! :)
1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth? Corned tuna
2. Where was your profile picture taken? Santa Cruz, Laguna
3. Can you play the guitar? Nope
4. Name someone who made you laugh today? My physical therapist this evening.
5. How late did you stay up last night and why? 1am. The neighbor’s dog was barking all night!
6. If you could move somewhere else, would you? Somewhere where there is nature and fresh air
7. Ever been kissed under fireworks? No(t yet)
8. Which of your friends lives closest to you on Facebook? Verk, my high school classmate
9. Do you believe ex's can be friends? I will soon find out.
10. How do you feel about Dr Pepper? Who is he???
11. When was the last time you cried? Last week.
12. Who took your profile picture? My colleague
13. Who was the last person you took a picture of? My friend from my previous job.
14. Was yesterday better than today? Yes.
15. Can you live a day without TV? Yes.
16. Are you upset about anything? Yes.
17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it? Some are, some aren't...
18. Are you a bad influence? Err....depends.
19. Night out or night in? Either way, depends on the occasion and the weather.
20. What item(s) could you not go without during the day? water, toothbrush, lipstick
22. What does the last text message in your inbox say? Ayos na landline nyo? (is your phoneline working already?)
23. How do you feel about your life right now? There’s a purpose for this. I am looking forward to next year.
24. Do you hate anyone? Hate is too strong a word. Nope.
25. If we were to look in your Email inbox, what would we find most? Subscriptions and copies of my blog entries!
26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass? If they could identify calcium then I won’t! hahaha!
27. Has anyone ever called you perfect before? Never. I don’t think I would be called that, ever. J
28. What song is stuck in your head? May bukas pa ang iyong buhay… (sang by my officemate and got stuck in my head!)
29. Someone knocks on your window at 2:00 a.m., who do you want it to be? Jesus
30. Wanna have grandkids before you're 50? Impossible to happen now! Hahaha!
31. Name something you have to do tomorrow: Work. Write. Eat.
32. Do you think too much or too little? Too much.
33. Do you smile a lot? Not these days.
Tagging anyone who wants to answer this! :)
Sunday, October 11, 2009
We have known for quite some time now in bodybuilding that different body types respond differently to both training and nutrition. As a result, it is incredibly important to be aware of what your body type is so that you can design a training and workout program accordingly. In this article, the history of body types and some interesting pieces of information to help you identify them will be mentioned.
William Sheldon (1898-1977) was an American psychologist who spent his life observing all the variety of human bodies. He taught at several universities and spent his career doing valuable research. As a child he was an avid observer of animals and birds, and as he grew up, this hobby turned into a strong ability to observe the human body.
The basics of body types are listed below:
- Definitive "Hard Gainer"
- Delicate Built Body
- Flat Chest
- Lightly Muscled
- Small Shouldered
- Takes Longer to Gain Muscle
The extreme ectomorph physique is a fragile and delicate one. The bones are light, joints are small and muscles are slight. The limbs are relatively long in proportion and the shoulders droop. The ectomorph is a linear physique. Straight up and straight down, and may appear longer than he or she really is, due to the length of limbs coupled with lack of muscle mass developed on those limbs. The ectomorph is not naturally powerful and will have to work hard for every ounce of muscle and every bit of strength he or she can gain.
Other Ectomorph Traits
The extreme ectomorph may have long fingers, toes and neck are long. A pencil neck you could say. The features of the face are sharp, and the shape of the face is triangular. The lower jaw is somewhat receding. The skin tends to burn easily. Extreme ectomorphs may suffer from extremes of temperature. Due to the great body area in relation to muscle mass, the ectomorph may suffer from great heat, and due to low body fat, the ectomorph may suffer from great cold. The hair is fine and grows quickly and is sometimes difficult to keep in place.
Lisa Kudrow, Kate Moss, Brad Pitt, Seth Green, Edward Norton.
- Hard Body
- Hourglass Shaped (Female)
- Rectangular Shaped (Male)
- Mature Muscle Mass
- Muscular Body
- Excellent Posture
- Gains Muscle Easily
- Gains Fat More Easily Than Ectomorphs
- Thick Skin
The Mesomorph Body
The mesomorph has well-defined muscles and large bones. The torso tapers to a relatively narrow and low waist. The bones and muscles of the head are prominent. Features of the face are clearly defined, such as cheek bones and a square, heavy jaw. The face is long and broad, and is cubicle in shape. Arms and legs are developed and even the digits of the hand are muscled.
Other Traits of the Mesomorph
The skin of the mesomorph is thick and the mesomorph tans well. The hair is heavy in texture.
Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, the majority of Mr. Universe winners.
- Soft Body
- Underdeveloped Muscles
- Round Physique
- Weight Loss is Difficult
- Gains Muscle Easily Like the Mesomorph.
The body of the extreme endomorph is round and soft. The physique presents the illusion that much of the mass has been concentrated in the abdominal area. This may or may not be true. The arms and legs of the extreme endomorph are short in length and taper. This may give the appearance of stalkiness. The hands and feet of the endomorph are comparatively small, and the upper arms and thighs are often more developed than the lower parts of the arms or legs. The body has a high waist.
Other Traits of the Endomoprh
The skin is soft and smooth, and the hair is fine. The head of the endomorph is spherical. The head is large and the face broad.
John Goodman, Roseanne, Jack Black.
Combinations of Body Types
Very often, people cannot be easily classed as one of the three main body types. Although there are some people who are purely ectomorphs, endomorphs, or mesomorphs with little or no characteristics of the other body types, very frequently, people fall into mixed categories, such as ecto mesomorphs, or endo mesomorphs, where largely, they are like the mesomoph, but with traits of the ectomorph (such as small joints or a trim waist), or traits of the endomorph (such as a tendency to gain fat easily). http://www.bodybuildingpro.com/bodytypeinformation.html
Friday, October 09, 2009
We know the reasons behind the tragic flooding that happened several weeks ago. First, nature has unleashed its power, deluging us with unprecedented large volume of water in a matter of hours. I can now imagine how the Great Flood happened. I am just thankful that we have the rainbow as a reminder that that won’t ever happen again. But the second and more painful reason is human error. Developments along or on , construction of shanty houses beside river banks, clogged drainages because of irresponsible throwing of trash, lack of comprehensive flood system, destruction of trees to hold up the water, etc.
The fingers started pointing to anyone and everyone. The poor for staying where they are not supposed to be. The government for not implementing the law, for being corrupt, for being disorganized. The developers for incessantly constructing where they want. For the people because we throw our waste everywhere. It was the result of decades of wrong decisions, lack of discipline and foresight and weak political will. We are now becoming conscious because we feel too well the pain from the death of loved ones, the destruction of our homes and livelihood, flood related diseases, and the mounting debts.
How I wish that our country would learn from the many errors of the past and implement changes so that there won’t be such tragedies. How I pray that the pointing of fingers would stop and the government would have the political will to function according to its mandate… to serve the people.
Monday, October 05, 2009
Isn’t it great to receive God’s assurance?
I am praying that He would continue to grant me the faith to believe.
May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests. – Psalm 20:4-5
Friday, October 02, 2009
I borrow the phrase from Max Lucado. I have been having a very low KQ for the past few days in connection with this specific person. I have been noticing though that when I suggest something, being knowledgeable about certain things because I was ahead of her in the organization, she didn’t follow most of them. She just goes ahead with what she likes doing. So I decided to stop volunteering information and suggestions. They were not welcome anyway.
I really tried to be patient in the past year. Others would attest to it. I knew she felt it because she often turned to me when she needed help. And I did help again and again. And now, I am feeling taken advantage of. What aggravated the situation is that when she asks for information or help, she wants to have it immediately. On the other hand, when we ask her to handle a matter that falls under her responsibility, she keeps us waiting. Often, we wait for days, even a week or two.
So it has been difficult in the last two days. Trying my best to keep my temper in check. I know, I need to increase my KQ. Thank God, it’s the week-end. Time to recharge. To be ready again for next week,
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Lion Chaser Manifesto
Chase the lion.
In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson (www.evotional.com)