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Sunday, January 29, 2006
turning japanese

what i enjoy mostly about my work is being able to be creative in branding Echolac. And tomorrow, i'll be training our staff to greet people in Japanese! ;) so what i had to do was to learn japanese first. i actually wanted trainors to come to my training but since there are conflict of schedules, i can't do as planned. so i had to learn it myself.

having a chinese education really helped, cause it helped me pronounce the words quite easily. as i practiced with my Japanese trainors - they're both Okinawan-Japanese (a mother-daughter tandem), i really learned a lot about their culture, our similarities and differences, etc. I didn't know that when Japanese reads our Chinese characters, they would understood it in their language! It's just amazing. ;)

sumimasen (excuse me), i have to go now. sayonara!


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Saturday, January 14, 2006
chronicles of narnia




i watched narnia with jeff last night at g4. it's such a great movie. i was so touched by the story. it was a good thing i don't know anything about the film, which made me watch excitedly and was on the edge of my seat most of the time ;) here's some pictures to share:


movie poster


lucy peeking into the wardrobe closet


tomnus and lucy - the first time they met


the two sons of adam and the daughters of eve: peter (soon to be the magnificent), susan (the gentle), edmund (the just) and lucy (the valiant) discovering narnia for the first time - except for lucy ;)


aslan (the main character of the 7 books of the chronicles of narnia)


witch, "queen" of Narnia


aslan about to be offered as sacrificial lamb. of all the scenes, this is where my heart was tugged. i remember Christ, as he was being mocked, i remember the scenes in the passion as he was disgraced, just like aslan as he was about to be executed. this movie really made me connect it to God, as was intended by CS Lewis.

If you haven't watched the film, watch it in the movies... Ang ganda ng effects, and I'm sure you'll love the story.


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Friday, January 13, 2006
The Forever Friend

The Forever Friend
by Artur Hawkwing


On my own, but mostly the savannah,
Where the tumbleweeds fade away and die,
Before the glassy sun burns a summer of crystals,
The glistering waters of the high seas
Of which was so far a place as of where vultures roam.
I looked around but you weren't anywhere...
You used to say that you would never die,
But I took the wrong meaning into my heart.
Now the sea is wild with despair,
Deep blue like a prairie of flowers blue,
Where all children of God rest in eternal peace.
I saw you at the end,
You and I, brother and sister of nature,
Brother and sister of heaven and earth,
Your usually calm and heavenly eyes full of tears,
Bitterly falling one after one into a river,
Then the river of life turned red in blood.
My eyes watched in horror.
Slowly and deadly your heart became poisoned,
You disappeared without saying good-bye,
Not a word came out of your mouth.
You became like desolation in its grave.
When once the skies were a realm of stars
And the sun shone brightly in summer skies,
You were there to share the calmness;
But now I stand here in midst of the tall grass
And only the savannah remains.


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Thursday, January 12, 2006
inspiration

Nainspire ako kay Jeff na magpost ng LSS...

Don't Love You No More (I'm Sorry)
Craig David

For all the years that I've known you baby
I can't figure out the reason why lately
you've been acting so cold (didn't you say)
if there's a problem we should work it out
so why you giving me the cold shoulder now
like you don't want to talk to me girl (tell me)
okay I know I was late again
I made you mad and dinners thrown in (the bin)
but why you making this thing drag on so long (I wanna know)
I'm sick and tired of this silly game
don't think that I'm the only one here to blame
it's not me who's been going round slamming doors

That's when you turned and said to me
I don't care babe who's right or wrong
I just don't love you no more

Rain outside my window pouring down
what now, you're gone, my fault, I'm sorry
feeling like a fool cos I let you down
now it's too late to turn it around
I'm sorry for the tears I've made you cry
I guess this time it really is goodbye
you made it clear when you said
I just don't love you no more

I know that I've made a few mistakes
but never thought things would turn out this way
doesn't make sense to me now that you're gone (I see it all so clearly)
me at the door with you in a state
giving my reasons but as you look away
I can see a tear roll down your face

That's when you turned and said to me
I don't care babe who's right or wrong
I just don't love you no more

Rain outside my window pouring down
what now, you're gone, my fault, I'm sorry
feeling like a fool cos I let you down
now it's too late to turn it around
I'm sorry for the tears I've made you cry
I guess this time it really is goodbye
you made it clear when you said
I just dont love you no more

Those simple words hit so hard
they turned my whole world upside down
girl you caught me completely off guard
on that night you said to me
I just don't love you no more

Rain outside my window pouring down
what now, you're gone, my fault, I'm sorry
feeling like a fool cos I let you down
now it's too late to turn it around
I'm sorry for the tears I've made you cry
I guess this time it really is goodbye
You made it clear when you said
I just don't love you no more


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Sunday, January 08, 2006
my first sunday

technically, it's not the first sunday. jan 1 was for the first sunday for 2006. but what i meant by my first sunday is that this is the first sunday after the holidays.

i woke up around 9 and went to st peter around 10. i sang at the service today, then met up with jenova and char. we went to yellow cab for lunch, rustans for nate's gift then headed to iris' home. we went to see nate... he's so long for a one-week old baby! but it's really nice to see iris and edison and nate. super daming bisita cause the family was there and some cousins, etc. ;) jen's so scared about the whole thing... but they say u really can't prepare for these things. you've just got to learn how to embrace it.

after char and i went back to their place. i was supposed to go with them but i headed home cause my family heard mass at around 4 na lang. i got home at around 5 i think. so after an early dinner, here i am blogging.

earlier this week, someone asked me... if i were to live my life all over again, would i do it? and honestly, i said i would. there are so many regrets in my life. i know i have to go through some hurt and all that, and i know i must move on, strengthening myself with all that had happened. it's just nice to think about it. but as always... what you do next is what's more important.

so this sunday, i went out of my comfort zone and am trying... Lord, give me strength. ;)


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Saturday, January 07, 2006
christmas aftermath and some updates

what happens after christmas? to some it may be memories worth keeping, others memories to let go. to some it meant to open presents and love each and one of them, to others still wishing to receive something. to some the season brings promises, to some it ends. my christmas has been filled with a lot of good things and some bad things. i've realized life is really complex. and come to think of it, as you grow older, it will become more complex.


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a miracle happened to me this christmas. after being so harrassed at work, and coughing all the way down from the pit of my lungs, i was able to sing with the choir on Christmas eve. what's more... my whole family went to mass again for the longest time. i've always wanted to bring them but there has been a lot of excuses. last 2005, they came.


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jovy came... and sadly, left. we just had one afternoon together and a crazy night at tiendesitas. it's so hard to live at the end of the world from them, and getting all sick didn't help either.


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nathan anthony lo, iris and edison's baby boy, arrived on December 30...


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this year, it's already 2006. i felt so dry spiritually last year. i wish this year it will be different. i really miss him. and i want to get closer to him this year. i haven't had time to really reflect what to do with 2006... but one thing for sure, it's that i want to be with him.


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