Who's Tugging At My String?

Today I feel like a I'm a kite that soars... and there's Someone who controls, a supreme presence tugging at my string, leading me to regions where I can glide better in the wind-- He is The Lord.

It lingers in my awareness-- this feeling of being loved by the Lord. Words will not describe how this heart warming Presence covers me. It's simply my assurance that I am valued by my Maker and He carries me like the shepherd carries his sheep.

And I thank The Lord for touching my heart.



Rain, is magic of water
that makes us feel snug
while watching from
our window pane...


Positive Determination

Through all the limitations and difficulties around, may you find a way forward.

Yes, you are strong. ~smile♥


We Call It: Love and Marriage


The question is asked, "Is there anything more beautiful in life than a young couple clasping hands and pure hearts in the path of marriage?

Can there be anything more beautiful than young love?"

And the answer is given. "Yes, there is a more beautiful thing. It is the spectacle of an old man and an old woman finishing their journey together on that path."

"Their hands are gnarled, but still clasped; their faces are seamed, but still radiant; their hearts are physically bowed and tired, but still strong with love and devotion for one another. Yes, there is a more beautiful thing than young love. "

"Old love."

~author unknown


The kind of marriage you make depends upon the kind of person you are. If you are a happy, well-adjusted person, the chances are your marriage will be a happy one.

If you have made adjustments so far with more satisfaction than distress, you are likely to make your marriage and family adjustments satisfactorily. If you are discontented and bitter about your lot in life, you will have to change before you can expect to live happily ever after.

~Evelyn Duvall and Reuben Hill

The Good Of Life

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.


Gold Candybar, QWERTY in!

Old phone out-- I finally said goodbye to my 1100 unit that was with me for 3.25 years.

I am not a cellphone addict, but lately I felt the need to upgrade to a better unit. For one, texting becomes difficult with the keys that demand finger pressure before I can put in the right letter. Plus, the screen is really dark, and my eyes could function with less strain in a colored screen. With my hand mostly tired from computing and writing, I doubt if I'd ever enjoy texting with the little phone.

So. My hubby, wanting to spoil me a little bit more, got me the Nokia C3-00, in white gold variant. Was I happy to get QWERTY keys, social networking through WiFi, a 2.4 inch QVGA homescreen and a microSD slot. Hey, never to be left out, I got 2 Gig additional in the card slot. Hmm.

It's got a music player, a camera with no flash at 2 megapixels, photo editor, and long battery life-- I think they're all a good plus for such a handsome price tag . It's also a GPS -supported phone. I am liking it to a fault-- and this phone's wallpaper would defintely tell of it.

One more, I gunna show yew how this is so fantastic, because this image was edited via this phone. Edits on gamma depth, border, text and sharpness.

See that? I'm thrilled and very impressed with how it turned out. Ooops. I suppose it's gonna make me smart now. Blog ends here, brr, it's raining outside. Ciao.


Press On. Yes, Hope On.

To hope is to become an optimist;
It sees the dawn, it dispels fear.
It prods us, Go! Oh, we press on!

Behold Romans 8:28 which gives us the true state of our lot:

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose..."

Attitude Matters

Be a stalwart of sincerity.

We are gifted with that inner power to sense sincerity of attitude. Sincerity is a trait that wields influence, able to subtly get across and make people respond to you with friendliness.

We are like the bamboo...

Real friendship
is a bond of self reliant people.
Like the bamboo,
each one stands
strong and independent.
But deep down,
away from bare scrutiny,
their roots are all entwined.

Have you got a friend?


This Is All About Being Grownup

Your relationships, whatever they are, should bring you inspiration, encouragement and hope.

Why did you choose the path you're on today? Remind yourself again of those reasons.

And He is Providence: supporting, ordering, overruling all things, guarding and protecting His people...

If you love without concern over whether you'll be loved in return, I tell you, guaranteed, you will be...

People change for two reasons... either 1. they learned enough that they want change, or 2. they have been hurt enough that they have changed. Which one are you?

"I will guide thee with mine eye." Psalm 32:8 His eye is upon you- a glance that adorns all that is beautiful, whose light scatters all darkness, forestalls all danger, dispenses all happiness.


Good Brew: Figaro Coffee in Chimes, Davao

Located in Chimes Mall, in Davao, Philippines is a coffee place popularly known as Figaro. "Let's go Figaro" is my tag for it. I got around this coffee shop when I took Eddie for a tour in the city at a time when the car broke down a couple of months ago. Good chance! We went on commute, and swept the food shops in Chimes. I chose coffee at 2 p.m. Why not?

Upon entering, I noticed that the place is a bit cramped. For me who needs plenty of space to move around, I felt a little awkward inside the shop. But there are tables outside where you can be in open air. I preferred open than the feeling of suffocation inside.

So, I took chance in getting shot at-- my hubby is happy to oblige, tinkering with our compact camera got this result:

thanks for this shot, Bebe *mwah [I call him Bebe if that's not already obvious]

Good coffee still. Would I come back again? Hm, yes I would. You can't tie down a wanderer. Just let me sit outside!

Davao Holiday Spa and Badminton

Got game? I've been to different badminton courts in town. But... there's a particular place in Torres St. called Holiday Spa where my friends and I love to play.

What I liked about it is the ambiance-- I pass by a covered walkway before I reach the court. It's in the poolside of Holiday Spa! Aside from that, it's not a messy place to be in though it's an all-in-one venue for everybody.

Look at the entrance to the badminton court:

The Pool:

Inside of the badminton center:

The lounge looks like this:

A painting that coordinates with the warm and cozy color of the lounge:

I just love to be here Saturday mornings. Yeah, I got game and plenty of fun, too!


Davao Holiday Spa, Inc.
F. Torres St., Davao City, Philippines
Tel No. 225-5577 • 222-4207