Monday, May 31, 2010

Had a wonderful dream

Last Thursday, me and my housemates decided to eat out for our dinner. We went to Harry's Bar. We just hang around a bit. The food was great.

We went home at around 11:00 pm. Everyone was tired and went to bed.

It was okay to sleep late for I will be having a 3-day vacation but I woke up early at around 5:00 AM and felt that I was still dreaming. I have seen myself inside the Changi Airport checking in my luggage.

I then went inside the plane and slept again. I had to wait for more than 3 hours until the plane reached its destination.

Finally, I woke up, I thought the dream has stopped. I saw myself queuing to get my baggage back. There was not much people in the airport - it was a relief.

My dream continues and this time, I saw myself inside a mall. I was sure I was waiting for the people that matters to me the most. I was excited to see them, to hear them, to kiss them.

My dream brought me to our favorite Pizza Parlor. I was with my kids and my husband again!

After which we went home. I then saw myself with my family. I was able to kiss my mother, hug my father, and talk with my sisters.

They seem to miss me a lot too. Have you experienced dreaming and you had to sleep in your dreams? I slept and the first day was over.

I woke up in my dreams and it was the second day. I've seen myself playing with my kids and singing with my sisters. We were able to watch some good movies together again.

Everything seems so real. :)

And just like any other dream, I knew I had to wake up. The last thing I remembered was my husband sitting beside me in the bus sending me off again.

I went inside the plane and fell asleep. Then I woke up and my life here in Singapore began again. I miss my family. I would like to see them again real soon.

Wake up dream's over. :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

TGI Tuesday!

I'm very excited whenever the 1st and 3rd Tuesday arrive. I have learned how important small group is. I used to have my small group, but when I moved to Aklan, I lost touch with them. I only met a few of them again when I went back to Manila.

My small group has helped me a lot. It was with them that I have grown a little deeper. I'm still growing now and I am thankful knowing my new Small group will be there for me.

Last night we have started our first session on the book "The Purpose Driven Group". This book is design to help small groups in churches. This is in line with the book Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.

As we start this journey together, I know that God will use each of us to strengthen each others faith; and would help us grown deeper.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Now what?

Tapos na ang halalan. Aantayin na lang natin ngayon ang final at official na results ng election. Then what? Ang mga Filipino ba na walang trabaho sa kasalukuyan ay magsisimula ng tumayo at lumakad para maghanap ng trabaho o gaya pa rin ng dati na uupo at mag aantay ng magandang oportunista o trabaho na lalapit sa kanila.

Ang alam ko ang sinisigaw natin, "Itama ang boto, iboto ang tama". "Ako ang simula". "Kailangan natin ng Pagbabago!" Nakahanda na ba talaga ang Pilipinas sa pagbabago? Handa na ba talaga tayo na harapin ang mundo at muling itayo ang bandila ng Pilipinas?

Ang pagbabago ay nasa bawat isa. Kahit sino pa ang dumaang presidente sa Pilipinas kung ang mga tao mismo ay ayaw magbago wala ring mangyayari. Aanhin mo ang magandang batas kung wala namang may balak na sumunod?

Nakakatuwang isipin na marami-rami din ang napabago ng eleksyon na ito. Lalong lalo na ang kabataan. Mas marami akong nakita, nabasa at narinig na mga taong nagpapakita kung gaano nila kamahal ang bansa.

Natutuwa rin akong isipin na bago maganap ang botohan, ipinagdiwang muna natin ang "Mother's Day." Naniniwala ako na kung ang bawat magulang ay magtuturo ng maayos at magiging magandang ehemplo sa kanilang mga anak mas magiging maganda ang Pilipinas sa mga susunod na henerasyon.

Very significant ang nakikita kong pagbabago sa mga kabataan ngayon. Pinapakita nila ang suporta at pagmamahal nila sa ating bayan. Huwag lang sana nating kalimutan na ipagdasal ang ating mga pinuno - kahit na ang nanalo ay hindi ang gusto mo.

God bless the Philippines. :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

In Moments like this

This is the day I have been dreading about. My son called me and asked me to come back home. He said he missed me a lot. He told me he no longer have Mommy to sleep beside him at night - and then he started crying. I started crying to. I needed to think of ways on how to stop him from crying. He only stopped when I told him that I will ask his dad to bring them here to visit me.

How could I ever decline a request from a child. I promised him I will go back but not for now. Hopefully tomorrow. LOL.

I know I couldn't make any justifications as to why I am here. But my God knows what is happening within and that's more important to me right now.

Do not worry my son, mommy will be there in no time. :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May 2010 Election

May 10, 2010, another monumental day in the Philippines. It's presidential elections once again.

I was very sad because I could not exercise my right to vote this year. I went here last November and the registration for Absentee Voters was over. Too bad I can't vote.

I was never into politics ever since, because I believe that politics can't help much in building the nation. I believe that what we really need is a change of character a change of hearts. But the Bible is also clear in saying that we have to respect the authorities here on earth. As Romans 13:1 says, "Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God."

I wasn't able to vote this time which is why I have been proactively campaigning the
that I would like to vote.

Before I began posting his ads on my site on Facebook, I had to message two of my best friends. I just thought I needed to let them know that I would be supporting Dick Gordon.

I just don't want to hurt their feelings. My best friends Jhanie and Pia are supporting Eddie Villanueva and Jojo Binay respectively.

While my parents and in laws are ready to support Noynoy.

I have been praying for our country and I hope to see our country rise again. We may have different bets but I hope that every Filipino will have one prayer in mind - the welfare of our country.

Don't be like my daughter. She can easily flash that sign and shout the name but she doesn't have any idea at all. God bless the Philippines.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Mother's day.

It's mother's day again. I missed my mom. Last year's Mother's day, I bought chocolate flowers and asked her grandchildren to give it to her one by one. I was so happy seeing my mom smile shyly. I love to see my mom smile. I have already ordered online to deliver flowers for her this Mother's day but it would be different now since I will not see the smile on her face. However, knowing she is happy will be enough for me.

Since I am a mother myself, I will miss my children all the more. I missed playing with them, hugging them, watching them. Yes, I get to talk to them everyday but it's different seeing and hearing them face to face.

I especially missed my kids at night - it was at night time when I get to talk to them longer. We share bed time stories, my son would tell me what happened to him during the day. It was also at that time when my son would tell me his dreams, his plans.

I often ask my son how much does he loves me. He would say, "Mom, I love you this much!" (then he would stretch his hands).

Sometimes if he got disappointed with me, he would show me his hands, stretched only a little. Which means he loves me less at that time.

But if he was too happy, he would stretch his hands so big to mean that he loves me so so much.

Knowing how much my son loves me gives me happiness. His love and appreciation means so much to me.

It reminds me of how much our Father in heaven loves me. Do you want to know how our father in Heaven loves us?

He loves us this much...with His arms outstretched on the cross.

The God our Father loves us so much that He gave His only son to die for us. I hope that His sacrifice will not be in vain. For those who has not accepted His gift of salvation yet. Now is the time to decide, before everything is too late.

God bless every mother. Happy Mother's day to all moms in the world.