Friday, March 21, 2008

You Can Get A Lesson or Two from this Skater

I just wanted to share this video with you. Mao Asada a figure skater from Japan fell during the very beginning of her routine but ended up to be the World Champion. I think it's very inspiring and you all probably know why. Just watch and see.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Holy Thursday Thought

It's been a while since my last post. I have been quite busy recently but I know I should have at least a little time with my blog. I would like to thank the people who keep visiting here, I will make sure to return your visits in the next few days.

Also, every once in a while, I do my soul searching, figuring out if I still have been doing my share as a Christian, and I found out I am not. It's such a shame. I should do better than this although I know whatever mankind do, we will never be able to reciprocate the love that God always give us but we still have to do all our best to be worthy of that love.

So, today is Holy Thursday, a day Christians commemorate the Last Supper, Jesus' washing of his apostles feet, the agony of Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the betrayal of Judas Iscariot. This day until Saturday was really dark time in Jesus' life and for the life of the Christian people but these days were the blessings in disguise because of Jesus' sacrifices, we are saved from our sins. Then Easter Sunday follows, a very important day, just like Christmas, Jesus raised up from the dead fulfilling the Old Testament.

As we remember the very important verse in the New Testament of the Holy Bible: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."-John 3:16, we should also remember to always be thankful for this season and praise God for everything that he's done.

Most of you probably know this song already but I believe this is a really good song for this season: Click the title for the music

For God so loved the world
He gave us Him only Son
Jesus Christ our Savior
His most precious one
He has sent us His message of love
And sends those who hear
To bring the message to everyone
In a voice loud and clear

Let us tell the world of His love
The greatest love the world has known
Search the world for those who have walked astray
And lead them home
Fill the world’s darkest corners
With His light from up above
Walk every step, Every mile, Every road
And tell the world, Tell the world of His love

Our Lord our savior our king
Emmanuel prince of peace
Begotten of the Father’s love
Born to set us free
Let heaven and earth sing His phrases
His righteousness proclaim
Let every heart rejoice in His love
And magnify His name

Let us tell the world of His love
The greatest love the world has known
Search the world for those who have walked astray
And lead them home
Fill the world’s darkest corners
With His light from up above
Walk every step, Every mile, Every road
And tell the world, Tell the world of His love

(Tell the world of His love)

Let us tell the world of His love
The greatest love the world has known
Search the world for those who have walked astray
And lead them home
Fill the world’s darkest corners
With His light from up above
Walk every step, Every mile, Every road
And tell the world, Tell the world of His love

(Tell the world of His love)
Tell the world of His love

Have a good Thursday everyone! God bless you!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Tagged with Friendship Chain

My new bloggerfriend Vhiel tagged me with this:

~~Begin Copy~~
This is the easy way and the fastest way to :
1. Make your Technorati authority explode.
2. Increase your Google Page Rank.
3. Get more traffic to your blog.
4. Make more new friends.

Rules :
1. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.
2. Put your own blog name and link.
3.Tag your friends as much as you can.

1. Picturing of Life
2. Juliana’s Site
3. Hazel-My Life, My Hope, My Future.
4. Jeanne-The Callalily Space
5.My Family is my Life
6. The Simple Life of a Baghag
7. On A Wonderful Day Like Today
8. House Everything
9. The Creativity in Me
10. Travel and Photography
11. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
12. Nora’s Notes
13. Noras Family Treasures
14. Fil-Oz Blog
15. What A World
16. More on Health
17. Everyday Life
19. Pinaywife Atbp.
20. Laugh Out Loud
21. Life’s Lessons
22. Kerslyn’s Comfort Zone
23. Borski and Nai
24. M A R I K I T
25. Mommy's Little Corner
26. Cebu Lands and Homes
27. ..just ME being RANDOM
28. Can of Thoughts
29. Let's Random Thoughts
~~End Copy~~

I'm tagging marilyn, moccalyn, and dezz
Have a blessed day, everyone.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Get Paid to Blog with Smorty

I have been looking for ways to earn some extra cash online and have been meticulously choosing which ones I should try. Since I really enjoyed blogging, and reading other people's blogs I wondered, why not blog for money sometimes? I would get paid to blog about products and services that interests me by just voicing out my opinions through my blog posts. Then, I stumbled into Smorty, a service connecting advertisers with bloggers like me. The advertisers are paying the authors of the blogs that have approved posts about them and with links back to their sites. Most of my fellow bloggers who have been using this service for quite some time now are really happy that they signed-up for this and claiming it is really reliable source of extra income.
The sign-up was so fast and easy and just and within 72 hours, you'll know if they have approved your blog and you can start earning and get paid for blogging, mine was just less than 24 hours and most of all, it's free. Then if you are a blogger who would like more exposure to get more traffic on your site, you can also advertise on blogs that are members of Smorty. The bloggers can promote your blog or site to their readers for you. I believe, using this system is an effective way for blog advertising. So, for those who are interested with this kind of monetizing blogs, why not try Smorty?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A very Informative Forum Especially for Work-at-Home Moms

I found this forum from some other forum I went to but forgot the name. I was just browsing about scams and everything when the moderator of this forum posted something and I saw a link there that I clicked. I was so glad I did because it's really a one-stop forum for everything about working at home. Although I'm not a mom yet, I'm also considering earning extra income from the internet. They have several posts from getting coupons and free gifts to making money doing surveys and blogging as well. I am not a very active member because I have a lot of things going on in my mind that cannot focus on doing just online stuff but I bet you, this one's really beneficial the members are all very supportive to think that the most active members seem to be really busy earning something online.
Check it out and be a member:
And also visit the owner's website, it's very helpful too.
Katies Hugs

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My Pen

I am amazed
How this pen I have had chased
Away went my pain and sorrow
To the big dark hollow.

I never had a friend like this
And I didn't even notice
That since childhood I'm with it
Always partnered with a single sheet.

In the vague world I'm into,
It's quitely pushing me through.
In the world where nobody sees me cry,
Its ink is my weapon which uncovers a lie.

Every stroke, a drop of emotion;
Wether I'm in love, out of love of under devastation;
Wether I write or I draw,
It cuts the burdens like a saw.

A Poem for A Friend

My Bestfriend
A friend who always listens,
I never heard her refuse;
She takes away my burdens,
And leave me unconfused.

She knows me inside out
And everything I have in mind;
I trust her without a doubt,
'cause she never was blind.

Even though she cannot talk,
I love to be with her always.
She's my companion where ever I walk,
In my life, forever, she stays.

No one can be like her,
'cause she's not a human being.
She's my diary made of paper,
With a pen, I can tell her my feelings.

I wrote this one long time ago when I was still in college. I wrote a lot of poems those days and it was really easy to rhyme and jot down the right words, unlike now. I have another one dedicated to my pen and paper as well. I'll post it tommorow. I know it seemed like I was so lonely back then but the truth was I wasn't. I had a lot of close friends and I was with my family. It was just the deep and dark silent nights when I was alone that I was more like talking to my paper.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sorta', Kinda' Day

Well today, our clocks sorta kinda sprung ahead again.. Daylight Saving Time... it's just my second year for this, and it's still kinda new to me and it's just my husband who's adjusting the clocks and everything else. Since I got here in Iowa last 2006 I didn't really care too much about time because I was just at home sitting around and just look at the calendar to be sure I take out the recycling bin on the right day or if I have a doctor's appointment which was so many last year. In the Philippines, I used to just kinda rely on the position of the sun sometimes if I was just at home but here, it's still sorta weird for me. Maybe I stayed home too much that since now I got a job already, I kindda panic a little bit because now, I have to be aware of the exact time and everything that's related to time and schedule. I really need to learn how to manage my time now so I can still have time to wash the clothes and blog, of course.
Since I started my job last week I kindda lost track of the happenings in my favorite TV shows as well, so I now spent almost my whole Saturday keeping up with those.

First in the list was "Project Runway" - I really like this show since season one though I had never religiously watched it except this last season's. I used to dream of auditioning with this show and become a fashion designer but I'm kindda impatient when it comes to sewing, I just love designing or drawing clothes.
Well, sorta not so surprising finale for everybody since the winner- Christian Siriano is probably the majority's favorite (but I'm not one of them). This fierce little gay guy is only 21 years old but proved that creativity and confidence doesn't know any age. Although, I was hoping for Jillian Lewis to get the most nods during the fashion week, she didn't have enough of that winning attitude prevalent on the designs Christian has nor does Rami Kashou who was reportedly the celebrity favorite.
So, good thing somebody recorded this show for me to watch even though I didn't get to see it on the day it aired.
Another thing was, Victoria Beckham was the guest judge for that finale and I'm glad she smiled. hehe That's a rare occurrence you know.

I watched American Idol and a lot of other shows as well. They're not so interesting yet because most of them just started their seasons this month so they're fine.

I also tried to keep up with the Filipino shows I love to watch especially the unique soap opera "Lobo". I got so hooked, I would rather forget to eat than miss it.

The thing that frustrates me is watching the local news in the Philippines, the political instability is just getting worst and it's a shame that all the controversies are hampering the economic growth of the country and tainting the beauty of it. I hope it's gets better there. I'm looking forward to visiting with my relatives, hopefully soon. I'm kinda thinking maybe I can find some pictures of Boracay beach I can paint someday. That beach is really a pride of the country, breathtaking.

To all women, Happy International Women's Day(though I'm a little late). You can visit this website to learn more about International Women's Day.

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