Friday, December 28, 2012

Wishes do come true!

I got these cook books from my Kris Kringle monita. Cook book is actually in my wish list this Christmas.

Wishes do come true! Woot woot!

Monday, December 24, 2012

My Christmas Prayer

Merry Christmas! I could not ask for more. God has blessed me with so many things this year that I am deeply humbled by His generosity. If there are things that I would wish to have, it would be for other people.

I pray for the victims of Typhoon Pablo and the rest of the calamity-stricken areas to be safe and to continue to gather their faith and strength to build their lives again.

I pray for the people to continue to help and extend their generosity to those who need their help the most.

I pray for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary and their loved ones to find healing, peace, acceptance and forgiveness so that they may be able to live their lives better than today like what the innocent children wants them to have.

I pray for wisdom to all country leaders to exert extra effort to promote harmonious living within their country and among other nations.

I pray for Your continued mercy. May You guide us towards the right path through your Son Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Beauty shot using iPhone 4S

Honestly, what do you think of this photo? I took this photo earlier this day from a photo shoot for an upcoming advertisement using my iPhone 4S. The photo that will be used for the actual advertisement was shot by a professional photographer. I showed this to him because this is the shot that I want for the advertisement.

This photo makes me want to buy a DSLR... Do you think I will have a career in photography?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Believe, have faith and it will

If there is something we should not lose, it is faith--faith in God, faith in our country, faith in our loved ones and faith in ourselves. Believe. Have faith. Make it happen.

[Photo taken at SM Mall of Asia Bay Walk featuring the MOA Eye]

New Book: The Art of War by Sun Tzu

This is an eBook from Good Reads. Although this book was produced out of warfare and is currently used in the military, it can also be applied in business. My favorite excerpt is...

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."

In every business, it is important to have a SWOT analysis of both the company and its competitor. It will be a guide in creating a strong marketing strategy.

Something hairy, soft and wet

It is the time of gift giving and Kris Kringle again. Of course, our office is also in to the spirit of generosity. It is already our third week and I am the lamest gift giver lately. I have to make amends to that since my 'baby' is someone who is dear to me, someone who I trust.

I already have the 'something embarrassing to carry in public' and it is too embarrassing for me to show in this post. Let me just focus on the 'something hairy and soft' and 'something wet'. I was lucky to find both in one cute gift set... The hairy and soft teddy bear key chain and the wet but fragrant cologne.

Don't worry if I spilled the beans, my officemates have no idea that I have a blog.

Do you have Kris Kringle in your office?

Stress busting at Starbucks

I don't know about you but whenever I am stressed, I go to a different place. It is not necessarily a far place, just a different ambiance or away from the source of the stress.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Defeat teaches us humility

Don't do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than yourselves.
- Philippians 2:3

In a historical turn of events, Juan Manuel Marquez defeated Manny Pacquiao via technical knockout on Round 6. It was the most devastating sight any Filipino could witness from a man who has brought so much honor in the country through boxing.

Go and succeed in your grandeur! Ride out on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your strong hand perform awesome deeds!
- Psalms 45:4

Despite the loss, Pacquiao left the arena with a smile. It is not something that you get to see in the world of competitive sports. Defeat definitely teaches us humility.

What we can learn from this day is that we must know when to stop. If we will not listen to God, He will have to do it the hard way... like letting us hit the floor really hard

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Prepare for Salvation

There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, there will be dismay among nations in their confusion over the roaring of the sea and surging waves. The planets and other heavenly bodies will be shaken, causing people to faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world. Then they will see the Human One coming on a cloud with power and great splendor. Now when these things happen, stand up straight and raise your heads, because your redemption is near.

Luke 21:25-28

Take care that your hearts aren't dulled by drinking parties, drunkenness, and the anxieties of day-to-day life. Don't let that day fall upon you unexpectedly, like a trap. It will come upon everyone who lives on the face of the whole earth. Stay alert at all times, praying that you are strong enough to escape everything that is about to happen and to stand before the Human One.

Luke 21:34-36

Are we prepared for the second coming of Christ? 

That was the question of Cardinal Tagle as an introduction to today's episode of The Word Exposed. Be not afraid, instead, be prepared. How? Increase your capacity to love, be holy and blameless, and keep progress in your virtue. When the time comes, be courageous and have faith, He will bring a new world upon us... A world where there is peace, happiness and love.


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