Thursday, April 28, 2011

Remiscing the Old Days

     I worked at McDonalds as a service crew for three years.  I was a working student when I was in College.  After I graduated from College, I thought it was time for me to move on and stop being a crew.  I was asked to be transfered to a bigger store (mine was just a satellite store - a small store) so I'll get to know all the products that we have.  But, I asked to be moved to a different department.  I wanted to be a part of the "Star" team - the marketing team of McDo.  These are the people who handle the parties held in Mcdo.  But, before I can be trained to host a party, I have already decided to resign.

     I transfered to Jollibee as a Manager.  And, during the first three months operation of our Store in Jollibee PRC, I was assigned to handle the "Smart" team.  Now, that is the marketing team of Jollibee.

     As a Manager, my duty was  to make sure our marketing is okay and that all birthday parties held in our store were funfilled.  It was my job to make sure the host was okay, the foods great, etc.

     Memories of the past came back to me last Sunday.  We attended the 7th birthday party of our friend's daughter.  Her name's Keanna.  We were there before the party started.  I was looking after my children when my husband told me the Clown/Host backed out and they do not have someone to host the party.They thought, I could do the job. 

     I was really nervous and I never wanted to it, but I couldn't afford to see the disappointment on the kids faces.  They were there and they were expecting for a party! No, I wouldn't let them down!

      It was my first time to host a party and I thank God because it was a success (for me!). 

     During the party, I couldn't help but reminisce the times when I used to be a part of the "Star" and the "Smart" teams.  I could envision myself wearing our uniform.   I could have been a good Smart Assistant! LOL. ;)


Friday, April 22, 2011

Different therefore Complementing

     My husband and I were talking about our differences and it is nice to know that we are growing in our relationship.  We talked about the conflicts that we have and we are just happy that we can now talk about our problems in a constructive way.  Although, sometimes we still need  to pause first before we can talk things out.

     We both believe that this is happening because God is the center of our relationship now.  God can change hearts and minds.  Nothing is really impossible with God.

     We may be different in many things but these differences make our relationship more interesting.  We complement each other. ;) 

     I believe that God will not give us what we want; He will give us what we need.        

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chit Chat

School year 2010-2011 has ended. Vacation officially starts.  Pero since I took summer classes for my M.A. I still need to go to school.  I'll be transfered to College Department next school year but no loads for teaching yet.  My husband and I prayed na since I need to study, it would be best kung ma transfer ako sa College or mag office ulit while studying so I can concentrate.  And, God answered our prayers!

I was happy to be with my high school department colleagues.  Our last day was a blast.  We enjoyed some foods and I get to talk intimately to some of them. 

We agreed to meet again two weeks from now, saan kaya kami pupunta? I can't wait.  I really enjoyed talking to one my colleagues.  We talked about our experiences while teaching.  The pressures, problems, and the fun part of teaching.  Our conversation can be summed up to one thing - that prayer is very effective!

That if we will only soak things in prayers everything will be okay.  In saying that it will be okay, it doesn't mean that there will be no problems but since all has been asked in prayers everything will be easily acceptable.  If it is something that is beneficial to us then we would have no reason to boast since it is God who has given it, not by our own doing.  If it is opposite of what we asked, then we can still be grateful knowing God has something else in mind - something better that we can imagine!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

No Regrets

It has been almost six months since I arrived here in Aklan. I have decided to go back from Singapore because God changed my heart.  When I left for Singapore my main reason was to grow deeper in my relationship with the Lord. And, God has been very faithful to His promises.  "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give the desires of your heart." With the help of my brothers and sisters in Christ, God changed my heart and opened my eyes.

My church has been consistent in teaching us to excel in everything we do. That is especially true there in abroad.  We were taught to excel as a nation, as a Filipino. "Angat Lahi"- this is what we always have in mind.  We have to do our best in everything for the glory of the Lord and for our country.

I was working as a Senior Consultant in an employment agency and I was handling recruitment for househelpers in Singapore.  There is nothing wrong being a househelper, slavery is only a state of mind.  But, in my heart, I know God wants me to do something else.  I just couldn't bear "helping" my fellow Filipino to be a "maid" in a foreign land.  That is just my personal dealing with the Lord. I wanted to find another job but another sister in Christ, sister

 Sunny , was used by God to explain to me the importance of being with my family.

By God's grace I am with my family now.  God has been so gracious and faithful to us.  He also opened a new career for me to fulfil.  I may not be earning that big, but the time spent with my children and my husband is more than anything else.  As I have said before, money really cannot buy anything.  I am so blessed though we may be poor.  God is my strength and my portion forever!