Tuesday, September 30, 2008


●|[ A person on whom we can always depend,Someone we can call a *friend.* ¬ by *Saroona

A friend is someone who understands and
someone you can trust.

They will listen to you both night and day without ever making a fuss.
A friend will stand by your side when you are right and sometimes when you are wrong.

They will hold you up when you are weak and provide support to make you strong.
A friend's love is unconditional and unique in every way.

And when you have problems a true friend will kneel with you and pray.
A friend will stand by your side through thick and thin.

And whenever everyone have deserted you they still will be your friend.
A friend once said to me that a friend is sent from God above and I believe this to be true.

Because God has sent a friend to me and that friend to me is YOU.

I Stand Alone

I stand alone,

I stand alone on this path to no where

Looking every which way for help

People see me for something i,m not

When I ask them for directions

They don't understand

So they turn their backs and walk away

I try to fallow them but can't catch up

So I then give up

And all hope is lost

I sit empty minded for as long as I can

And soon I can't take it anymore

I feel as though I don't belong

And I constantly think about if dying would be best


In that very same moment I change my mind

The figure came up and held out it's hand

Telling me it cares and that i'm not alone

I stand up strongly and give it a nod

It simply nods back

And together

We walk away side by side

Watching eachothers backs

Through the long path in nowhere

Until together

We reach

Some where

Friday, September 26, 2008


Last night, was a fun-filled night for me. I and my high school buddies, actually since elementary friends gathered or shall I say have a small reunion. We have a cup of Coffee at Tata Benitos, one of the known coffee shop in our locality and eat out their tempting Chocolate cake. Though the time was too little for us but we managed to update lives and plan on future meetings. Hopefully this coming October all of us will get together again and we'll have our trip to Camp Sabros...I'm so excited. It's just that i missed them, all of us were so busy doing our own stuff and we hardly have time to communicate with each other. Hopefully next month one of our barkada could come along with us. Actually we were four in the group but due to busy schedule she didn't make it. Gee good luck on our next escapade!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

travel guide

Have you ever been to the Philippines? we have lots of tourist attraction here. like visting Mt. Mayon, a perfect cone shaped volcano

Mt Mayon, Legaspi, Bicol, Southern Luzon, Philippines by my_soul_insurance2004
or go Island hopping..

Island hopping on the Philippines by Setiritter

or meet unique creatures..

Tarsier - Bohol Philippines by caranzophotography

or just have fun being with Filipinos for we are fun loving people..hehehe

Spread the Christmas Season

Pasko sa Pinas (Christmas in the Philippines) by Rastamarie

Count down already stared
Christmas is coming
again I'm very excited
we'll be having lots of parties
and celebrations
lots of food and gatherings
whew, just counting the remaining days
before we celebrate Christmas here
in the Philippines

Sunday, September 21, 2008


"Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet and show my people their transgressions
and . . . their sins." Isa. 58:1

There are probably as many alleged "reasons" as there are people. But in the simplest of terms, they all fall into one or more of three groups: fear, greed and hate.

1. Fear (of being rejected, and fear of losing something [greed])
2. Fear of conflict
3. Fear and Greed
4. Fear (of being unpopular)
5. Fear (Self-protection, Fear of Truth)
6. "Social lies, or white lies, are so common most people wouldn't even call them lies. The intent is not to deceive, but to respect the other person's sensitivity."

One reason is that often we are afraid to tell the truth because we fear losing something. We don't know how to be both absolutely truthful and how to demonstrate love at the same time. We fear that if we tell the absolute truth we shall hurt or end the social relationship. This lying is not out of love or sensitivity, but out of selfishness. We do this with family, close friends, employers and coworkers, or in any relationship where we feel we have something to lose by telling the truth.

Another reason is that we don't really care but we still wish to avoid an unpleasant or dangerous situation. We do this when shopping or traveling. We do it with neighbors, strangers or even acquaintances. We do it because we don't know the other person very well, so we don't really care. And we do it whenever there is a chance that it will somehow inconvenience us by taking up time or placing us at some risk. In other words we are afraid of losing something whether it is time, safety, or the investment of emotional effort on our part.

If the true reason for lying is sensitivity or loving concern for others, then why do we turn around and gossip behind their back to others about the lie? Why do we use their question to belittle, ridicule or slander them to others? We pretend to ourselves that it is sensitivity, but in reality, we do not respect them enough to make the effort to convey truth without being offensive. What we are demonstrating by the lying is that the individual or the relationship isn't worth the effort to tell the truth. And while we are too lazy or "too busy" to put the effort into one social relationship to tell the truth, we still have enough time and energy to use the question and the lie as gossip material in some other social relationship.
We claim sensitivity, but the fact is that we are too insensitive and contemptible of others to be able to tell the truth.

In some cases, we may know from previous experience that the person really doesn't want the truth. They are practicing self-deception and do not want to be disturbed in their fantasy. For us to lie to them makes us an enabler of their self-deception in the same way that we can enable alcoholics or drug abusers. The fact that others choose to lie to themselves does not require that we participate in their lying. We make a choice to participate or not, depending upon our own fears or insensitivity. We choose to participate in their lying because we fear losing something or because we don't really care enough to hold up the truth. Again it comes down to fear or insensitivity. Insensitivity is a lack of love, or in other words, hate.

"Open rebuke is better than secret love.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful." (Pro. 27:5-6).

Mona Lisa Was 83 Percent Happy

I got this from Toby Sterling, Associated Press

posted: 15 December 2005 04:44 pm ET..and I find this one very intriguing..

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) —The mysterious half-smile that has intrigued viewers of the Mona Lisa for centuries isn't really that difficult to interpret, Dutch researchers said Thursday.

She was smiling because she was happy —83 percent happy, to be exact, according to scientists from the University of Amsterdam.

In what they viewed as a fun demonstration of technology rather than a serious experiment, the researchers scanned a reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece and subjected it to cutting-edge "emotion recognition'' software, developed in collaboration with the University of Illinois.

The result showed the painting's famous subject was 83 percent happy, 9 percent disgusted, 6 percent fearful and 2 percent angry. She was less than 1 percent neutral, and not at all surprised.

Leonardo began work on the painting in 1503, and it now hangs in the Louvre in Paris.

The work, also known as "La Gioconda,'' is believed to have portrayed the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. The title is a play on her husband's name, and also means "the jolly lady'' in Italian.

Harro Stokman, a professor at the University of Amsterdam involved in the experiment, said the researchers knew the results would be unscientific —the software isn't designed to register subtle emotions. So it couldn't detect the hint of sexual suggestion or disdain many have read into Mona Lisa's eyes.

In addition, the technology is designed for use with modern digital films and images, and subjects first need to be scanned in a neutral emotionless state to accurately detect their current emotion.

Lead researcher Nicu Sebe took the challenge as seriously as he could, using the faces of 10 women of Mediterranean ancestry to create a composite image of a neutral expression. He then compared that to the face in the painting, scoring it on the basis of six emotions: happiness, surprise, anger, disgust, fear and sadness.

"Basically, it's like casting a spider web over the face to break it down into tiny segments,'' Stokman said. "Then you look for minute differences in the flare of the nostril or depth of the wrinkles around the eyes.''

Stokman said with a reading of 83 percent, it's clear happiness was the woman's main emotion.

Biometrics experts not involved with the experiment said the results were interesting even if they aren't the last word on the Mona Lisa.

"Facial recognition technology is advancing rapidly, but emotional recognition is really still in its infancy,'' said Larry Hornak, director of the Center for Identification Technology Research at West Virginia University.

"It sounds like they did try to use a data set, even if it was small, and that's typical of work in an area like this that's relatively new. It's an interesting result,'' he said.

Stokman said he knew the University of Amsterdam effort won't prove or disprove controversial theories about the painting. One is that it was actually a self-portrait of Leonardo himself as a woman.

"But who knows, in 30, 40, 50 years, maybe they'll be able to tell what was on her mind,'' Stokman said.

Hornak agreed the idea was entertaining.

"It's always fun to apply technology to areas of public interest, and sometimes you can come up with results that are very illuminating,'' he said.

Jim Wayman, a biometrics researcher at San Jose State University agreed.

"It's hocus pocus, not serious science,'' Wayman said. "But it's good for a laugh, and it doesn't hurt anybody.

Why Does Mona Lisa's Smile Change?

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci by Obi-Akpere

Strolling through the Louvre, you stop at Leonard da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Initially, she appears to be smiling; but as you move your gaze, the expression changes—not so happy anymore.

Among the top questions baffling art enthusiasts is the elusive grin. Did da Vinci intentionally create the ambiguous appearance?

Here's her secret: Your first stare at the legendary canvas will most likely be directly at the sitter's eyes. At this point, the part of your eye called the fovea that picks up fine details such as color will process the image of the eyes, while your imprecise peripheral vision will pick up the image of the lips. Because peripheral vision can't distinguish fine details, it mistakes the shadows from the sitter's cheekbones as a smile. When you return your gaze to the lips, your fovea sees the fine details of the lips. Voila! A smile turned upside down.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

How many people are there?There are 5, Can you find them all?

Optical illusion - How many people are there?

Does Your Blood Type Reveal Your Personality?

According to a Japanese institute that does research on blood types, there are certain personality traits that seem to match up with certain blood types. How do you rate?

You want to be a leader, and when you see something you want, you keep striving until you achieve your goal. You are a trend-setter, loyal, passionate, and self-confident. Your weaknesses include vanity and jealously and a tendency to be too competitive.
You like harmony, peace and organization. You work well with others, and are sensitive, patient and affectionate. Among your weaknesses are stubbornness and an inability to relax.
You're a rugged individualist, who's straightforward and likes to do things your own way. Creative and flexible, you adapt easily to any situation. But your insistence on being independent can sometimes go too far and become a weakness.
Cool and controlled, you're generally well liked and always put people at ease You're a natural entertainer who's tactful and fair. But you're standoffish, blunt, and have difficulty making decisions.

Purple grape juice could protect your heart

A glass of purple grape juice a day could leave you feeling in the pink. It is the most effective of all fruit juices at preventing heart disease and cancer, says a latest study.

It has long been known that fruits contain antioxidants called polyphenols which help to neutralise unstable oxygen molecules called free radicals. If left unchecked, these molecules can harm cells, playing a role in everything from ageing to cancer.

Researchers at the University of Glasgow in Britain wanted to see how much polyphenols remained once fruit had been turned into juice, reported the online edition of Daily Mail.

Professor Alan Crozier and other researchers tested 13 types of juice from a supermarket, including those made from pomegranates, grapefruit, apples, pineapples and tomatoes.

They were a mixture of 'not from concentrate' and 'concentrated' varieties.

A drink made from purple Concord grapes had the greatest level of antioxidants, with cloudy apple, tropical and cranberry juices coming in next, the researchers found.

Generally, the darker juices were best, with purple grapes having the highest levels of polyphenols, the researchers said in their study published in the "Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry".

Friday, September 12, 2008

my GOD and my savior

I got this from a friend..and I was really moved by what was written on the cross. Though at time we tend to give up and even blame him for the misfortunes that happened to our lives but God made everything for a purpose and when we asked Him for something, we want him to answer yes for all our needs...But the key word is TIME..maybe it's not good for you now and maybe later is a perfect time. It's just like putting our whole selves to God and trusting him to lead the way.

The Most Powerful 3 Words Phrases

The following three-word phrases can enrich every relationship. These are just three little But Very Powerful words:

I'll Be There
If you have ever had to call a friend in the middle of the night, to take a sick child to hospital, or when your car has broken down some miles from home, you will know how good it feels to hear the phrase " I'll be there. " Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we're truly present for other people, important things happen to them & us. We are renewed in love and friendship. We are restored emotionally and spiritually. Being there is at the very core of civility.
I Miss You
Perhaps more marriages could be saved & strengthened if couples simply & sincerely say to each other "I miss you." This powerful affirmation tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired & loved. Consider how ecstatic you would feel, if you received an unexpected phone call from your spouse in the middle of your workday, just to say "I miss you."
I Respect You / I Trust You

Respect and trust is another way of showing love. Its conveys the feeling that another person is a true equal. If you talk to your children as if they were adults you will strengthen the bonds & become close friends. This applies to all interpersonal relationships

Maybe You're Right

This phrase is highly effective in diffusing an argument and restoring frayed emotions. The flip side to "maybe you're right" is the humility of admitting maybe "I'm wrong". Let's face it. When you have a heated argument with someone, all you do is cement the other person's point of view. They, or you, will not change their stance and you run the risk of seriously damaging the relationship between you. Saying "maybe you're right" can open the door to further explore the subject, in which you may then have the opportunity to get your view across in a more rational manner.

Please Forgive Me

Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable to faults and failures. A man should never be ashamed to own up that he has been in the wrong, which is saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

I Thank You

Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good, close friends are those who don't take daily courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their many expressions of kindness. On the other hand, people whose circle of friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of gratitude.

Count On Me

A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship; it is the emotional glue that bonds people. Those that are rich in their relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When troubles come, a good friend is there indicating "you can count on me."

Let Me Help

The best of friends see a need and try to fill it. When they spot a hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they pitch in and help.

I Understand You

People become closer and enjoy each other more if they feel the other person accepts and understands them. Letting your spouse know in so many little ways that you understand them, is one of the most powerful tools for healing relationship. This applies to any relationship.

Go For It

We are all unique individuals. Don't try to get your friends to conform to your ideals. Support them in pursuing their interests, no matter how weird they seem to you. Everyone has dreams, dreams that are unique to that person only. Support and encourage your friends to follow their dreams. Tell them to "go for it."

I Love You

Perhaps the most important three words that you can say. Telling someone that you truly love them satisfies a person's deepest emotional needs. The need to belong, to feel appreciated and to be wanted. Your spouse, your children, your friends and you, all need to hear those three little words "I love you."

WEIRDEST KEYBOARDS EVER-Keyboards come in many shapes

Roll-up keyboard

This keyboard has the same measurements as a standard 102-key keyboard, but there's a big difference. You can roll this one up and put it in your pocket. Nice

The wrist keyboard


This one might be useful if you're in the need to type stuff while doing practical work in tough climates - but if you would wear this keyboard at the office, you might be considered a bit geeky.

Virtual Laser Keyboard

Wow, it's heating up, don't you agree? This is more cool than weird though. This laser gadget projects a virtual keyboard on a table or other suitable material, and then interpret your finger movement and pass them on to your PDA or whatever you have it connected to. Cool.

The Frogpad Keyboard


The frogpad is a tiny, tiny keyboard - or it would be more suitable to call it a keypad actually. The manufacturer say that you can get up to 40 words per minute if you practice between 6 to 10 hours with it. Any idea why they are calling it a frogpad?

The Tidy Tippist Keyboard
Isn't this one lovely? The keyboard is hidden inside a decorative, washable tablecloth. The electronic is woven into a fabric, which finds itself between layers of water resistant felt as sandwich material. The soft felt surface makes it a pleasure for fingers to tip - a cosy keyboard. Awesome, hehe.

ANGEL FALLS IN VENEZUELA, It is famous for being the highest waterfall in the world with a drop of 3,212 feet.

Do you guys love nature tripping? Me? I really do..I'm a nature lover..I think going to wonderful places is really fun and you've got to know mother earth more. It's a way of papering oneself from the busy world you are in and enjoying the view and the natures cool water..

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

in the jungle...really hilarious..i love it..have fun watching


pink nurse by lil miss sticky kiss

I guess, everyone taking up nursing here in the Philippines really wants to go abroad. At first, I was so excited specially that my chosen location was California. I have lots of nice things on my mind like traveling all parts of California, visiting my friends when I'm already there and have fun with my life...But as though I was hit by a stone, and someone said "wake up girl" then I realized I was daydreaming..I returned to the real world..You know what, it's really hard for us nurses to go abroad because of retrogression and I just hope that one of this days problem with retro will be over. Even looking for nursing jobs here in the Philippines is not that easy, it takes courage and patience and one needs to take entrance exams, trainings and seminars before the management would hire you. Not to mention the growing population of nurses in our country. I just hope that our problems would be over soon.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

my angel

I am an angel ... by «þwïñçêss»·····Not broken any more

'Friends are God's way of taking care of us.'
This was written by a Metro Denver Hospice Physician

I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the car started to choke and splutter and die - I barely managed to coast, cursing, into a gas station, glad only that I would not be blocking traffic and would have a somewhat warm spot to wait for the tow truck. It wouldn't even turn over. Before I could make the call, I saw a woman walking out of the 'quickie mart building', and it looked like she slipped on some ice and fell into a Gas pump, so I got out to see if she was okay

When I got there, it looked more like she had been overcome by sobs than that she had fallen; she was a young woman who looked really haggard with dark circles under her eyes. She dropped something as I helped her up, and I picked it up to give it to her. It was a nickel.

At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying woman, the ancient Suburban crammed full of stuff with 3 kids in the back (1 in a car seat), and the gas pump reading $4.95.

I asked her if she was okay and if she needed help, and she just kept saying 'I don't want my kids to see me crying,' so we stood on the other side of the pump from her car. She said she was driving to California and that things were very hard for her right now. So I asked, 'And you were praying?' That made her back away from me a little, but I assured her I was not a crazy person and said, 'He heard you, and He sent me.'

I took out my card and swiped it through the card reader on the pump so she could fill up her car completely, and while it was fueling, walked to the next door McDonald's and bought 2 big bags of food, some gift certificates for more, and a big cup of coffee. She gave the food to the kids in the
car, who attacked it like wolves, and we stood by the pump eating fries and talking a little.

She told me her name, and that she lived in Kansas City Her boyfriend left 2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet. She knew she wouldn't have money to pay rent Jan 1, and finally in desperation had finally called her parents, with whom she had not spoken in about 5 years. They lived in California and said she could come live with them and try to get on her feet there

So she packed up everything she owned in the car. She told the kids they were going to California for Christmas, but not that they were going to live there.

I gave her my gloves, a little hug and said a quick prayer with her for safety on the road. As I was walking over to my car, she said, 'So, are you like an angel or something?'

This definitely made me cry. I said, 'Sweetie, at this time of year angels are really busy, so sometimes God uses regular people.'

It was so incredible to be a part of someone else's miracle. And of course, you guessed it, when I got in my car it started right away and got me home with no problem. I'll put it in the shop tomorrow to check, but I suspect the mechanic won't find anything wrong.

Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter of their wings...

Psalms 55:22 'Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.'
Rollercoaster by Marie Godliman
Have you ride on a roller coaster? Well I've got to manage to ride few of them but just last year when I and my friend went to Hongkong, we have the chance to ride to Ocean Park's longest roller coaster...before riding it, I was very relaxed and really happy with the thought that this was the most thrilling ride I'll ever ride. But when I was already seated, and the coaster moved, I almost felt unconscious and if only I could say to the operator to stop this thing I'll do so..If only you have seen my face..hehe..but then I was happy with my experience. It was fun filled and memorable experience for me..But I promised myself I'll never ride that thing again..for...I have fear of heights..


Candles and Music by tumbleweed1937~Carol~

As you all know I'm an organist in one of the churches here in Davao City and I really wanted to help my children's choir to improve their talents and abilities with singing. Do you know of anybody who have the heart and skills in music? Perhaps you can help me out and share with me your knowledge and points of view on how to handle kids and how to improve their skills. I would appreciate it very much if you could see me and my choir in person and extend a helping hand of your limited time with us.godbless you.

Friday, September 5, 2008


Didn't I tell you, I worked in the hospital. I'm a nurse by profession. I find working in the hospital fun and I learned many things. Now, I am assigned at the Heart Center, I guessed it was a privilege on my part. But not all the time, that i find it fun because many times I get tired from very busy hospital life..from paperworks, to attending patients needs and not to mention relatives who are very toxic. I then got anxious with all that I do. But slowly I regained my strength and I began to deal life easily with all my stressors.

Silent Night

I find this picture nice and beautiful..It looks calm and peaceful..Sometimes, we need to have this kind of atmosphere to reconcile ourselves from our very busy lives. Do you agree with me? It's in this place we gather our strength, we tend to relax and meditate.

happy grandparents day

This month, we will be celebrating Grandparents day. And as I reminisce my old granny's, I thanked God for giving them to my family for without them..I wouldn't be here in this nice world..Thanks for all the love and care while they were still alive..may their soul rest in peace..love you lolo and lola.


Just having fun with our rest day..away from all the busy hospital life..we managed to enjoy fresh air and yummy treats..thanks to our sponsor..may you continue to shower us with abundant blessings..hehe..may god bless you and your family always

Monday, September 1, 2008

my emotee...

Today, I've changed my style of songs.
I love mellow, slow and loved songs..
This kind of songs are not distracting to my ear and
makes me fall in love even more.
hope you guys love my music too..
happy listening


If you must get sick, a Nurse is the nicest thing that can happen to you.
Nurse come in all sizes, shapes, colors and ages.
Efficiently cheerful, they will rustle past you many times a day.

When Hercules cleaned the Augean Stables, he set a standard which the Nurse surpasses each day.
Buoyed by an immense sympathy for mankind and undismayed by experiences with particular members of that, at times, cantankerous race, they perform miracles of devotion with effortless cheer.

When you rub your Alladin's Lamp (or sound your buzzer) your little Genie appears. Perhaps they have been summoned needlessly a dozen times already. But they are cheerfully ready to soothe you, to help you down your medicine, to smooth down your bed, to answer your fears.

The Nurse is the Doctor's guard against forgetfulness, his questioning conscience, at times his challenge, and at all times his skilled right arm.

Their charming cap (well, use to be anyway) perches undisturbed through the roughest day. They have no self for themselves. Their all is for their patients. If they are short with one patient, it is because they are pressing to return to the one whose need is greater.

The Big Show (life itself) must go on. This is the Nurse's creed, their battle, their drive. They will fight to the end with every trick, every knowledge, ever passion.

At the end of the day, the Nurse returns home, physically weary, but with their inner light glowing brightly, for they have richly earned the peace within themselves.

If you must get sick, you are mighty lucky to have a Nurse happen to you.



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This is my dream destination, to visit Paris. I think this is the loveliest place to visit especially with my loved one...Hope someday, I'll be able to fulfill my dream.. Paris, a wonderful city,a place for lovers. Paris, a city to dream wild. Paris, in that river the boats are moving with lovers inside watching that beautiful sky above the river and the moon from that beautiful sky is shining in the river. Paris, a city that never sleeps. Paris, the romance is in the air. Paris, the lovers are feeling the love that are in the air. Paris, that smell of the roses the lovers can smell. Paris, this is the sign that spring is here. Paris, spring is the most beautiful time of the year . The lovers welcome spring with open arms


God placed different people in our lives
for a REASON...
Some to challenge us,
some to inspire us,
some to stretch us,
some to encourage us
and some more for other good reasons..
But don't forget that you also play a unique
role in someone else's LIFE..
BE HAPPY whatever your doing...
No matter how small or how difficult your task is
only YOU can do it
and only GOD knows how far you influence can go...
God bless you