We are FIL-AM couple living in Hagerstown MD. USA. We are happily married for 7 years. Our passions are computers and food. We love to spend time together. It is nice to spend your life with your best friend exploring the world around us.
1 John 4:19 NIV We love because He first loved us.
To truly love someone is to embrace who they are, quirks and all. (Meaning their bad and good, their most terrible ways and their wonderful ways) As we dig deeper and see what lies beneath the surface, we can chose to walk away or we can chose to stay, no matter what. While this might be hard at times,it is what God requires of us. Why? Because it is the kind of love He has showed each of us. As the verse says, we love because He first loved us. If He loved us, quirks and all, then He must want us to do the same, extending love in the same way we have received it.
Dear Lord, Thank you for loving me and all my quirks. Please help me to love others in the same way extending grace and compassion like you seeing past their quirks and help me appreciate those you put in my life in Jesus Christ name. AMEN
Words of Encouragement
The man who makes no mistakes does not normally
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with His hand. Psalm 37:24
God will pick us up when we fall and help us stand again, even pushing us to try again, but with His guiding hand this time.
Father we praise and worship your name.
Lord give us strength to try and try and try again with your help Lord. May we serve you faithfully Lord and remind us that all things are possible with you in Jesus name. AMEN
I am always look for good weight loss supplements. I am bound and determined to get this holiday weight off. I am exercising and eating right but it just is not coming off the way it should be. I know with a little bit of help from some supplements I can achieve my goals. I know that if I can get a little bit of the weight off it will give me the motivation to keep going and soon the pounds will melt away. With a good exercise program and being careful about what I eat the sky is the limit.
I just finish watching Miss America on TLC. Wow! That was a good show coz I really like Mario Lopez being the hosts! From the start I rooted for Miss Georgia. Unfortunately, she was only on First Runner up. The Miss Indiana Katie Stam has been crowned Miss America 2009. I kind of like her though coz she has pretty face and very articulate. She deserves to be crowned. Continue.....
I just started working and I'm not really use to this work load yet. I feel a little bit stress and get tired when I get home after a long day of work. My gossh, is this really normal? It's only been a week since I started working. I use to take a nap everyday before I have a job and I think not being able to sleep adds to the stress of not sleeping plus I sleep even less now because I wake up so early in the morning to get ready for work. It is obviously I'm tired everyday! I hope and pray will get use to my work load and work schedule. Will See... till my next post.. good night everyone!
I keep thinking about the weight I gained over the holidays. It was really not that much but still I gained weight. I want to go outside and exercise but it is way too cold. I cannot afford to wait until summer to go out an exercise so I am thinking that I will be into treadmills to see if I can find one that is affordable. That way I would be able to exercise inside no matter what the temperature outside. Sometimes even in the summer I would rather just run on the treadmill than to go out and find a place to run.
Ok, right after the New Year, I started to think about having a new beginning and new life lol. I came out with so many realizations that I need to move on my life and find a full time job. As being stubborn myself, I really want things happen quickly. I then make a resume and search for an online local jobs in my neighboring places.
Luckily, I found online ads a huge company near our place is looking for a data entry and processor. I never hesitate to send out my resume. When they got my resume they called I need to fill up an application form from their company itself. I went there and filled up the forms the next day, I was schedule for an interview. Wow! I was speechless. I thought this is it. It's real lol.
I went back the next day for my interview. It went well! I was told to do my background check and they just call me after few days. Yesterday, I got a call from the company, I don’t know how I felt because I wasn't sure if they're going to hire me or not. However, I was preparing for a possible disappointment if ever they will not hire me.
As I talked to a certain receptionist in the company she was telling me that I need to report there tomorrow for an orientation and possible start working right after. My God! My heart was pounding! I was so happy and very excited because I got hired for the first full time job, first job I applied for since I got here on Dec 2006. My Babe Dako cannot believe I got hired that quick where in fact the economy is in recession. I think its God's will, not mine!
You know, I've realized so many things after the New Year that makes me have perseverance and confident to find a job that suit my ability and interests. I am very thankful God answered my prayers, and to my Babe Dako who is very supportive all the way. It's a great blessings and opportunity to have a job like this which I'll never dream will happens so soon. Definitely, I'll start working tomorrow! Weew!!!!
I may not around here very often when I start working. I will miss you all! Of course I'll try my best to update my blog whenever I have free time.
Do you know what you can find in every business in America? You can find an exit sign. I did not realize that there are so many different kinds of signs. They are very important safety features that you really do not pay much attention to until the lights go out. Most days you just ignore them but then in an emergency your brain sees them very quickly. They are one of the keys to building safety in every business through out the Unites States.
One of my passions is cooking. I really love to cook! I love to try new recipes and try something new. Since I really miss eating siopao and used to eat it when I was still in Philippines, tonight I tried to make some siopao for the first time. It didn't come out right and I feel bad about it. I always try new recipes and new cooking almost everyday; whenever I failed I try again. However, tonight when I saw the outcome of the siopao I made, I felt discourage hayss... I don't know what I did wrong. My Babe Dako told me, I have to try it again next time. I told him, never again because it was way tooooo much work.
I thought this is very interesting to learn how to fold a shirt. I did try to follow the steps, it is fun!
Button the top button and the third button.
Lay the shirt face-down on the folding surface. You should be looking at the back of your shirt.
Smooth out any puckers or wrinkles, so the shirt is flat front and back.
The first fold is the right side. Fold about one-third of the body toward the center of the shirt. The fold line starts at the center of the shoulder and ends at the tail. You should see the back of your shirt with about one-third of the front folded to the back.
Neatly fold the sleeve forward, creating an angled fold at the shoulder. The sleeve should line up with the edge of the first body fold.
Fold the left side in the same manner.
Make a fold of several inches of the shirt tail.
Fold up the bottom half of the partially folded shirt. The tail should be just behind the collar of the shirt now.
Turn the entire shirt over. You should have a neatly folded shirt as you typically see at a professional laundry or clothing store.
One of the best merchandising items you can give a customer to remember your business is a membership card. I think every business needs to set up some sort of club so that you can give out membership cards. If a person thinks they are a member of your business they are much more likely to come back again and again. The best part of using membership cards is not only inexpensive but you can get customer information for your future advertising campaign when they sign up to get the card. It is a great tool for any business to create and keep loyal customers.
I had mentioned before, my Babe Dako's secret gifts for my birthday! Since my birthday just passed, his gifts just arrived today. It was another set of wedding ring. This will be the third wedding ring I had. The other 2 was too tight. My goodness I don't know why my fingers were getting big every single day lol. I know he's gonna gave me a ring for my birthday because he had been planning all along to give me another set of wedding ring on my birthday. I cannot be happier with this expensive set of ring my Babe Dako gave me. It is a gift that most women would like! Thank you my dearest one for the greatest gifts you've ever gave me. You always make me happy! Love you very much!!!
Now that the holidays are over and we are in the grips of winter which is cold and dark we are beginning to look toward the fun of the summer sun again. Now is the time to plan that summer vacation. We are thinking this year we might go to the Outer Banks. There is no time like the middle of the winter to set up reservation for a rental unit. Just the thought of the warm sun on my face and the sand between my toes puts a smile on my face. I will be glad when old man winter is done for the year and we can put away our winter clothes and put on our bathing suites once again.
It's my Babe Dako's birthday today. I'm glad when I read some text messages from my family in the Philippines wishing him a happy birthday. I can see the big smile on his face while reading the text from Papa. Babe you're not getting any younger hehe. Good news is I forgot your age!
The better news you look the same like two years ago when I met you. The best news is I remember it's your birthday today, a day to celebrate the precious life that GOD has given you. I have lots to say and thankful for, for being my best friend and best husband. On your birthday, wishing you lots of love and happiness for our future together. I pray this birthday be just the beginning of a year filled with happy memories and wonderful moments and shining dreams we have together. I wish the commitment we had for each other will remain for the rest of our lives. I want you to know that you are so special to me, you always make me smile when I'm sad, you make me laugh when I cry, and above all, you did everything just to make me a happy wife. So, I want you to see that I have you right in my mind, heart and soul especially on your special day.
You know, despite of all the ups and downs we've been through, you've shown yourself as a committed, outstanding, understanding and loving husband ever. That is, you'll be loved enormously much and you're the only one for the rest of our lives! Happy Birthday my dearest husband Babe Dako. Kisses...
It's NEW YEAR! Another year to celebrate a new beginning, another challenges in life, new hopes and new opportunities to explore in our lives. New Year is time to wish all friends and loved ones, time for celebration of love, life, and friendship. Above all, it's time to thank the LORD our GOD for the greatest gift of LIFE and wonderful family and friends, and to bring to their lives as much peace, joy, and happiness as they bring to ours.
May this New Year will brings new hopes, many opportunities, new promises and new reasons to celebrate your presence in lives. I Hope each day hold something special that is wonderful and new because we deserve the best of everything in life! Wishing you all have Peace and Wonderful New Year 2009!